I do a lot of number crunching to ensure the Happy Guide diet advice is perfect. But because we are all different, have different health concerns and like different foods, I highly recommend designing your own diet on cronometer.com. And you can use the Happy Guide diet structure as a template. Continue reading
A few simple tweaks can make a massive difference to your health and happiness down the line. Your body will love these changes as they hook into what your body’s genetics expect. Continue reading
Deficiency is the norm
When researchers look at people’s vitamin K2 status, they find that almost everyone is deficient. This is very bad news because vitamin K2 is needed to get calcium in the right place in your body — in bones and teeth and out of arteries and heart valves. Continue reading
This common scenario below is a quote from magnesium expert Dr. Carolyn Dean, who wrote The Magnesium Miracle. It’s a great sum up of why you shouldn’t have blind faith in your doctor and the importance of aiming to be drug free.
The scenario that I like to talk about is very basic. You will recognize it immediately in either yourself or your family members. You go to your doctor. You’re under massive stress. Massive stress means you’re losing magnesium.
You’re burning magnesium out of your body, because it helps support your adrenal glands. It helps keep you away from anxiety and depression. It helps relax your muscles. If you’re all tight and stressed, your magnesium is being lost.
What happens to the muscles of your blood vessels is they go tight. That tightness is going to cause increased blood pressure.
Your doctor does your blood pressure or the nurse will do your blood pressure. It’s elevated because you’re under stress. The doctor is under stress, too. The doctor doesn’t have time to even ask you if you’re under stress but will say, “Oh, your blood pressure is elevated. We’ll give you a diuretic.” Continue reading
Your calcium to magnesium ratio is a very big deal indeed, and over the long term, will affect your health in dramatic ways — for your heart, your bones, your energy, and your mind.
Nearly everyone is magnesium deficient
Magnesium is critical, and yet nearly everyone is deficient. It’s hard to get optimal amounts in your diet unless you carefully plan it. And our food has less than it should because of intensive farming and the use of herbicides like glyphosate that bind to magnesium and other minerals in soil. Continue reading
“I keep hearing lately that fructose is harmful and should be avoided. Does that mean that fruit is bad for you!!?”
There’s no need to worry about fruit at all.
The problem is fructose in unnatural form, such as in coke. A 16 fl oz bottle of coke has roughly the same amount of fructose (29 g) as all my meals and snacks with a lot of fruit and veg.
The problem is that overweight people tend to have full glycogen stores and the liver’s primary way of disposing of fructose is to convert it to glycogen. So when fructose is ingested from coke (for example), you have a quadruple whammy — no primary disposal path, no fiber to slow down digestion, unnatural amounts in one go and no natural packaging that provides other vitamins/minerals. Continue reading
Here’s a wonderful presentation in two parts by Chris Kresser… very easy to understand, and also explains how you can get tested for only $80-100, without needing to go to the doctor.
As I mentioned in previous posts, it’s so important to wrap our heads around this, because the standard advice is CAUSING heart disease, and most doctors are not up to speed.
This is a wonderful article by Chris Kresser. As I mentioned in a previous article, our knowledge of heart disease has moved on, but the advice you will get has not. So we MUST get up to speed with the truth, otherwise we are at serious risk.
Please, don’t just read this, STUDY it, internalize it, and take action.
Here’s a comment left on the article… Continue reading
Medicine frustrates me. For about 5 years I saw every specialist out there and none of it helped me. And what is declared quackery one minute, is later accepted as gospel once the medical machine finally gets up to speed.
Here’s an important article written by a doctor about the very real “leaky gut” which causes a cascade of effects resulting or contributing to all sorts of diseases. Officially it doesn’t exist, except that in reality it does.
We love getting feedback, first and foremost it means the system is working, and people are translating the system into real results.
But also, because we can use feedback to show other people, so that they can trust the advice, and think “yeah, someone else is doing it and it works, so it’s worth me investing effort.”
So I was really happy to receive a blog comment the other day…
“Hi Michael, because I’m new to meditation, right now it’s like I have to make a conscious effort to listen and focus on listening. But I’ve noticed that when doing so, random thoughts (including my unwanted ones) just disappear after a while, and it all happens naturally. It feels wonderful, indeed. And then when I try to focus on a desired thought, I can enjoy it without being hindered by any unwanted thoughts.”
…from someone who’s only been practicing for a few days. That’s how quickly it’s possible to see amazing results, and return to a natural state of mind when you commit.
I’ve added the feedback to our meditation post, so if you’ve not started “listening” yet, please do check it out.