Vitamin K2: Are you getting enough to keep your arteries clean?

egg yolks
© Limarie Cabrera. Pastured eggs are a good source of vitamin K2 with 10-20 µg per yolk. The deeper the orange color, the more vitamin K2 it has. Eggs are also a great source of vitamins B12, A, D, E, choline and selenium.

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 “Vitamin K2: Are you getting enough to keep your arteries clean?”

Why you shouldn’t have blind faith in your doctor

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.


Doctor holding hand up in a stop gesture.
© Truthout

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.”

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How to get your calcium and magnesium balance right

© Kristina. Avocado: 29 mg magnesium per 100 g
© Kristina. Avocado: 29 mg magnesium per 100 g. Avocados are also a super source of vitamin E and folate.

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 “How to get your calcium and magnesium balance right”

Is fructose bad for you?

Rhona asks…

“I keep hearing lately that fructose is harmful and should be avoided. Does that mean that fruit is bad for you!!?”

© Craig

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 “Is fructose bad for you?”

How to prevent heart disease

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.

Part 1:

Part 2:

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.

Best wishes,
Michael Kinnaird

Small, dense, LDL. Everyone should read, digest, understand and act on this

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.

The most important thing you probably don’t know about cholesterol

Here’s a comment left on the article…  Continue reading “Small, dense, LDL. Everyone should read, digest, understand and act on this”

“Leaky Gut” doesn’t exist, except it does

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.

That’s why the Happy Guide diet removes the causes of leaky gut or intestinal permeability, it’s real and dangerous to health…  Continue reading ““Leaky Gut” doesn’t exist, except it does”

Random thoughts just disappear, and it all happens naturally

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…

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Diet, health and the wisdom of crowds

Recently I blogged about the three pillars of the Happy Guide diet, one being tradition, or what I found yesterday being called “the wisdom of crowds,” in a YouTube video by Fat Heads director Tom Naughton.

It’s a speech he gave at Springfield College in Massachusetts, describing how the dietary wisdom of crowds was replaced by advice from the so-called experts or “the anointed,” which is now being replaced again by the wisdom of crowds, via blogs and social media.

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The relationship between thoughts and emotions

© Alex Proimos. Joy and love are our most natural emotions

Emotions are reflections of thoughts. They can tell you if what you are thinking or believing is true for you or not. The true self is love, and so when we think thoughts that do not resonate with the true self, then we feel the discord as bad feelings.

If the mind is quiet, still, then you are in alignment with the true self, and once you return to a let-go state — relaxed, alert, natural — you will think, perceive and feel in the natural way. If the mind is very stormy then emotions that have some powerful momentum could be reflecting a different thought than the one you’re thinking, the body reacts to anxiety chemically, and that has momentum too… fight or flight.

The trick is to learn how to keep the mind quiet, be aware, that is critical, let everything settle, and look after the other lifestyle elements too. Keep coming back to no-mind, over and over and over, learn to perceive without mentally commenting.

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