The summer is the time
to be outside…
working in the garden… lifting… moving…
This can lead to muscle pain!
One really inexpensive and delicious food that can help reduce this pain is ginger.
When this happens, here is a tasty, easy, inexpensive way to reduce the pain. A new study suggests that ginger may help alleviate pain from exercise-induced muscle injury.
There have been previous studies that show ginger’s ability to relieve pain and have anti-inflammatory effects.
The new study was of 74 randomly selected subjects given two grams of raw or heat-treated ginger supplements or a placebo every day for 11 days. They did a series of exercise to create pain and inflammation. Then their arm function, inflammation and pain from the beginning of the study and for three days after exercise were compared.
Those who took the ginger had a 24 percent reduction in pain 24 hours after exercise.
Other studies have not been always as positive but who cares? Ginger has such a low cost and is so easy to attain and use… why not?
Ginger has been shown to have many other medicinal benefits.
Ginger helps reduce morning sickness in pregnant women. Ginger’s effects on other types of nausea or emesis, such as travel sickness, chemotherapy-induced nausea, postoperative nausea.
Here is an excerpt from an article in Science daily “Daily Ginger Consumption Eases Muscle Pain by 25 Percent, Study Suggests”
For centuries, ginger root has been used as a folk remedy for a variety of ailments such as colds and upset stomachs. But now, researchers at the University of Georgia have found that daily ginger consumption also reduces muscle pain caused by exercise.
While ginger had been shown to exert anti-inflammatory effects in rodents, its effect on experimentally-induced human muscle pain was largely unexplored, said Patrick O’Connor, a professor in the College of Education’s department of kinesiology. It was also believed that heating ginger, as occurs with cooking, might increase its pain-relieving effects.
ehow.com has a great article on how to use ginger to reduce pain (linked below). Here is an excerpt:
Step 1 Purchase a pill containing ginger to relieve your pain. You will most likely find ginger in pill form in an arthritis joint and muscle pill, although ginger pills also are sold on their own.
Step 2 Relieve gas, indigestion and nausea by eating up to 4g of fresh ginger root a day. Ginger can be purchased from your local supermarket in the produce section.
Step 3 Soothe your arthritis pain by rubbing ginger oil directly onto the pained joint. Ginger oil does not normally burn or harm the skin, but if you experience any rash-like symptoms, wash off the ginger oil and consult your doctor immediately.
Ginger & Stomach Aches.
Two home remedies for stomach aches include ginger.
#1: Mix 1 tsp of mint juice and 1 tsp of lime juice to a few drops of ginger juice and a pinch of black salt. Drink this mixture to alleviate pain.
#2: Grate a small piece of ginger and extract its juice. Apply this juice on the bottom of the belly and massage it in.
Here is how I make ginger juice. Buy ginger at the store. Cut it into pieces and squeeze in a garlic press.
Merri and I often make a strong (not very sweet) ginger preserve that we enjoy and use for all of ginger’s healing benefits.
Ginger’s Other Healthful Ideas.
Ginger is used in many traditions to help balance health.
Here are excerpts from an article at Natural Medicine Suite 101.com “Health Benefits of Ginger”:
Ginger is an amazing natural ingredient that works as an effective medicine for almost all day-to-day health issues.
It is rightly stated that everything that exists on this earth has some purpose behind its existence. There is nothing on this earth, which is of no use. Mother nature has given valuable jewels to the mankind in the form of fruits, flowers, roots, herbs, spices and the list continues. Ginger is one such a wonderful gift loaded with medicinal values. Scientifically known as Zingiber Officinale, ginger is a plant root native to Asia. India, Japan, China, Indonesia, Jamaica, Philippines, Nigeria and Brazil are large producers of ginger. Ginger is composed of water, oil, carbohydrates and crude fibres and it is a source of vitamin A and C, iron, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin.
Ginger is an integral part of everyday cooking in some Asian countries. However, it has medicinal values and widespread usage ranging from allopathic to aromapathic applications. Known as “Tridoshshamak” in Ayurveda, ginger helps in all the health issues associated with imbalance in the levels of Kapha (cough), Pitta (acid) and Vaata (gas) in the body. Fresh ginger, powdered ginger, ginger oil are some of its popular forms used in medicines. Here are some medicinal uses of ginger.
Ginger for digestion issues
Fresh ginger is very effective on stomach upset, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. Dry ginger powder mixed with nutmeg powder, ghee and honey or jaggery is given as a home medicine on loose motions with stomach pain. A smooth paste of ginger, lemon juice and black salt helps relieve chest pain occurred due to gas.
One of my favorite ways to use ginger is in a concoction that stimulates digestion. Mix ginger and lemon juice with black salt and honey. Drink about an ounce before meals.
Black salt also called Kala Namak, is a pungent smelling purplish or pinkish-gray rock salt used in India. You can buy it in most Asian food stores or order it online for $6.50 at Amazon.com at Kala Namak Finishing Salt – India’s Fine Volcanic “Black Salt”. A link to Amazon.com for this is below.
Ginger Caution. As with all things ginger requires moderation. The most frequent side effects associated with ginger use are gastrointestinal upset, heartburn, gas and bloating. Ginger may also inhibit blood clotting, thus increasing bleeding risk.
Merri and I love growing food.
This lettuce and our herb pots are right alongside our house… so a great salad or garnish is just a step out of the kitchen.
I even stick tomatoes in with our flowers. Here are some beefsteaks growing next to our meditation forest room.
Even though I know by the time I add in my labor, my lettuce costs more than buying at the store… this is one place where specialization gets thrown out the window. There is something so miraculous about planting those tiny seeds and seeing food grow. There is something so comforting about knowing you can grow your own food and feeling this miracle take place right in your own back yard.
ehow.com has a full set of instructions on how to grow your own ginger which I am certainly gong to do… both here in our greenhouse and in Florida.
Here is an excerpt from those instructions. The full article is linked below.
Asian cooks prize ginger not only for its tasty, bulbous roots, but also for its young, grass like stems. Unless you live in the hottest part of the United States (USDA zone 10), you’ll have to grow this tender herb in a pot and bring it indoors in cold weather.
1. Growing Ginger in a Container
2. Step 1
Buy fresh ginger roots at a grocery store or an Asian market. Look for fat tubers with numerous buds.
3. Step 2
Plant ginger in spring when you can supply warm enough temperatures, whether indoors or out. The dormant tubers will sprout only when the mercury hits 75 to 85 degrees F.
4. Step 3
Use a container that’s about 14 inches across and 12 inches deep and has excellent drainage. This size will hold three average-size tubers comfortably.
5. Step 4
Fill the container with potting soil enriched with plenty of compost.
6. Step 5
Soak the tubers in warm water overnight, then set them in the pot just below the soil surface, spacing them evenly, with the buds facing up.
7. Step 6
Set the container in light shade, indoors or out, depending on the temperature.
8. Step 7
Water lightly at first, then more heavily when growth starts. Keep plants dry in winter, when they’re dormant.
9. Step 8
Move plants outside only when the temperatures have reached 50 degrees F. In cooler weather, growth can be stunted.
10. Step 9
Shield plants from high winds, and move them indoors at the first sign of cool temperatures.
11. Step 10
Expect plants to reach maturity, and a height of 2 to 4 feet, in 10 months to a year.
Natural health products are often expensive (though not in the long run)… sometimes hard to attain and many times unpleasant or inconvenient and time consuming. None of these are so with ginger… and it’s so inexpensive… easy to use and delicious but healthy food.
Gain Amazing Health Benefits with the HogberryBody fat complicates many health problems. For example more than 100 studies have found that physical activity can lower cancer risk and even help cure cancer. Fortunately researchers asked why and one answer became clear. Body fat.
Studies showed that reduced body fat creates a 25% lower chance of developing cancer.
Fortunately there is a little known way to reduce body fat that does not even require exercise.? I’ll share more on this secret in a moment.
First, body fat, COVID-19 and cancer? Let’s ask why?
Part of the answer is toxicity.
Healthy bodies naturally and regularly remove water-soluble toxins from the body. Our blood and kidneys flush them away.
Fat-soluble toxins such as metals, pesticides, preservatives, other pollutants are harder to flush out of the system. Fat-soluble toxins must become water-soluble before the body can get rid of them. The liver can do this conversion (bile emulsifies fat-souble toxins into water-soluble). This process requires healthy digestive and detox pathways. When they become imbalanced, fat-soluble toxins are stored in fat cells and brain cells instead. These toxins can remain for decades and create health problems.
The fat stored toxins cause oxidation (free radical damage) and degeneration as well as mutation. Toxins in the fatty tissue of the brain become neurotoxins that can cause cognitive problems and a host of mental and brain imbalances.
Burn Fat to Burn Toxins
When you burn fat you turn on the body’s detox fuel. Fat metabolism is the body’s natural form of energy. Fat metabolism provides a more steady energy than glucose metabolism and flushes fat cells free of toxins. As the toxicity drops, the nervous system has reduced stress and will naturally burn fat instead of sugar.
This is why I have written three reports about shamanic health secrets.
As we progress beyond COVID or if COVID becomes the new normal, this fact remains.
I was reminded of the need for natural health the when I suffered a two week bout with this viral infection.
The symptoms were nasty but fortunately over the past 40 years I have taken MDs, DOs, ODs, DCs, DVMs and DDs as well as physician and nurse practitioners, nurses and numerous other type of health care providers around the world to meet with Andean and Amazonian shamans, yatchacs, Oriental healers, accupuncturists, herbalists, Indian ayurvedic vaidyas, pulse therapists and essential oil practitioners to name a few.
I have used what we all learned. This was of immense help these last weeks. That’s why I plan to be wearing this new T-shirt. What could have been a dangerous disease for a 74 year old male, was closer to an inconvenience.
Gary Scott 2020
The knowledge we gleaned in these decades of research and study have been encapsulated in three natural health reports I wrote about:
In this special offer I want to send you these three reports, that reveal secrets of health and longevity, along with two additional special reports, one on the healing power of the Hogberry and another on the Golden Thread of Health.
The pandemic shows how much we are on our own.
Your have probably seen the ads. “If you have COVID-19 symptoms, DON’T go to the hospital or Doctor’s Office”.
Simply put… the system is swamped. There is little that can be done if you have COVID-19. You want to have your own natural health to rely on!
Hospitals are incredibly dangerous places. Our health and are pocketbooks are at risk when we go there.
Modern American health care was already under pressure. Despite horrendous costs, the system has been faltering. At times the care is more dangerous than the illness. For example hospitals are the worst place to have a heart attack. The University of North Carolina, did a study and found that 40% of the patients who had attacks in the hospital died before being discharged. (The study compared that with only a 4% death rate for those who had heart attacks outside the hospital.)
Plus it was recently revealed that medical endoscopy scopes in hospitals were infecting patients with deadly drug-resistant bacteria. The facts about this had not been previously disclosed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that hospital-acquired infections alone kill 99,000 people each year.
Here is an even worse hospital mortality fact.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention shows that hospital-acquired infections alone kill 57% more Americans every year than all car accidents and falls put together.
Even before the pandemic, what patients catch in the hospital has often worse than what sent them there.
Along with the risk of hospital acquired illness and medical errors, the second huge threat to our well being… is health care costs, especially at hospitals.
A time.com article “Total Cost of Her COVID-19 Treatment: $34,927.43” (1) shows how much our finances are at risk from COVID-19 in th hospital.
The article says: When Danni Askini started feeling chest pain, shortness of breath and a migraine all at once on a Saturday in late February, she called the oncologist who had been treating her lymphoma. Her doctor thought she might be reacting poorly to a new medication, so she sent Askini to a Boston-area emergency room. There, doctors told her it was likely pneumonia and sent her home.
Over the next several days, Askini saw her temperature spike and drop dangerously, and she developed a cough that gurgled because of all the liquid in her lungs. After two more trips to the ER that week, Askini was given a final test on the seventh day of her illness, and once doctors helped manage her flu and pneumonia symptoms, they again sent her home to recover. She waited another three days for a lab to process her test, and at last she had a diagnosis: COVID-19.
A few days later, Askini got the bills for her testing and treatment: $34,927.43. “I was pretty sticker-shocked,” she says. “I personally don’t know anybody who has that kind of money.”
The patient described was uninsured, but according to the article, even those with full insurance should expect deductibles and co-pays to run into thousands!
The Commonwealth Fund in its latest survey on overall health care ranked US healthcare dead last compared to 10 major countries. Despite being worst, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Times have all warned about huge, increasingly costly, health care changes. There are enormous problems in hospitals and chances are they are going to get worse.
When it comes to health care, we may be worse off than if we are on our own. The very people, institutions and establishments that we should rely on may actually hurt rather than help our health.
Shamanic wisdom and alternative health facts from around the world, that have been accumulated over the millennia, can fill the gap.
The way to escape the dangers of the low performance, high cost, health care system, is to not need it. Declare health independence… and create natural good health. There are dozens of simple, really low costs steps that can improve health… eating, purification, exercise, even the way we think and don’t think when we sleep.
Healing wisdom from around the world can help us reduce our pandemic risks.
For over 50 years my wife Merri and I have lived around the world and checked out just about every source on natural health care. We have spent years living with natural health care insiders, and trying what they offered. We have taken science based, western oriented healers of every type, who are interested in looking beyond the standard alleopathic model.
Since not everyone can travel the world, we have created three “Natural Health Care Reports” that can help improve your natural health. They are concise and to the point. In 15 minutes the first report shows exactly how to start preparing for better health and more energy.
You do not have to be alone.
You do not have to depend on the health care and health insurance monopolies for better health.
You do not have to cave into a healthcare system that can put us at risk and charge outrageous prices at the same time.
Our natural health reports provide information on how to use ancient health care systems to become more healthy – self sufficient – providing your own good health.
The first report is entitled “Sunski”, the Andean word for good eating, for maximum nutrition and purification.
We started the series with eating because so many of our readers have found the Andean shamanic nutrition helped them kickstart their health with weight trimming.
Here is what a few readers have written to us:
These are typical notes I have received from readers.
* “Hi Merri, things have worked out well. I am healthier than I have ever been, lost 32 pounds since arriving in Sept. Bought a house and have finished the first level. What an amazing place you have found”. Thanks Phil – Ecuador
* “We’ve decided to change our eating patterns since we came home because we so enjoyed our meals at the farm and how we felt physically. Thanks so much. With love” JJ New – Chicago
* “After eating all that delicious food I gained 3 lbs but it must be in muscle weight as my pants fit loosely!” R Vickers – New Mexico
* “The food was so delicious and I thought I ate a lot, but during the week I lost six pounds!” WB Australia.
Good eating is the first step towards natural health. The first rule of good health is getting the correct nutrition. The second step is purification of toxins and eating to avoid getting impurities in our body in the first place!
Sunski is a way to eat that strengthens and purifies as it stops adding toxicity from eating. Yet Sunski is a delicious, healthy “self defined” cleansing process. One lesson in Sunski shows how to correct a simple mistake that most of the Western population makes which increases the chances of adding and retaining weight by 84%.
The “Sunski” report has been 50 years and millions of miles of travel in the making.
We lived, worked, farmed, cooked and ate with a Taita Yatchak for years while learning “Sunski”. We matched up Andean eating sciences with Indian nutritional knowledge and Chinese food planning to refine the best of the best eating from each world.
We’ve invested thousands of hours into learning the skills of health self-reliance and resilience, identifying the best foods and combinations and sifted through loads of seeming contradictions to get to the facts about “do it yourself” longevity and natural health.
But that wasn’t enough – not when our good health is on the line. So we consulted dozens of top professions who know a lot about natural health. We spoke with holistic MDs, chiropractors, Indian Vidyas, Andean Yatchaks, and other self-reliant natural health experts who live this way every day.
Don’t let the simplicity fool you… years of research went into these reports.
And we only kept the best of the best: this system is complete – and FAST to learn – so you can get started immediately.
We all need to stay out of hospitals and reduce our exposure to modern medical risks and costs.
The pandemic is here. The time is NOW! Why re-invent the wheel? Especially when time is NOT on our side. We’ve already done the hard work for you, pulling together the information so you can create better natural, good health.
Imagine… never worrying about what we eat ever again and reducing the risks of hospitalization and health care’s outrageous costs.
A few of the life balancing nutritional tips include how to:
#1: Eat a balance of fat, carbohydrates and protein.
#2: Eat combinations of food for ideal digestion.
#3: Eat clean organic food prepared and served by happy, joyful people.
#4: Eat in good spirits at the right times of day.
#5: Chew in the correct way.
#6: Eat purifying and satisfying meals.
#7: Adapt eating habits that are suited to individual specific makeup and lifestyle and why such individualized nutrition is better than any specific set plan.
This report includes a complete list of EZ to use recipes that will immediately improve your short term energy… and your long term natural health – so that you never have to guess what foods you need (or rely on the health care establishment to tell you the truth).
Here are a few facts and health tools you gain:
* The single biggest constraint you’ll face in your eating habits – and how you can eliminate it by adding two simple recipes to your Sunski system.
* How to calculate exactly how much food you need so you don’t over or under build your nutritional plan.
* A simple solution for making sure that your food delivers what your body needs when you need it.
* What components you can choose for yourself and how to avoid mass diets that seem to work for every one except… you.
* The best long term solution for avoiding sugar.
* Use sweet spices to compensate for stress.
* Specific types of unique spices that give you the biggest energy bang for your buck.
* Spices that cleanse and purify.
* Three changes in your fruit consumption that is a critical component for long term purificatioN.
* The best times to eat specific foods.
* How to direct different foods to different parts of the body.
* Three teas that add a resilience to your natural health system that are easy to make and enjoy at home at a low cost.
* Why it is good (in fact almost a requirement) to sometimes eat junk food.
This report on nutrition also includes 23 special recipes of quick and easy but perfectly balanced meals and snacks.
One of the recipes is for high protein Chocolate Quinoa Pancakes.
All of this information is in “Sunski” the first of the three natural health reports.
Special and delicious, but fast and healthy recipes.
Merri received this note from a reader: Merri, your wonderful cooking deserves very special thanks. Everything was delicious. I’m now using close to your ingredients but I miss a lot in the result and long for a recipe or two.” Nancy H – Ireland
These recipes are easy to make, delicious to eat, inexpensive but contain balanced and healthy foods, prepared in a shamanic way.
- Carrot Cake Quinoa Brownie with Stevia
- Thermos Quinoa Kichiri
- High Protein Veggie Almond Savory Cottage Pie
- Mild Turmeric Curry
- Low Carb Quinoa Tapioca Crumble
- Merri’s Blackberry Crumble with Quinoa and Stevia
- Merri’s Quinoa Strawberry Shortcake
- Merri’s Quinoa Corn Bread
- Merri’s Quinoa Corn Bread Dressing
- Quinoa Risotto With Arugula and Parmesan
- Timbal of Quinoa topped with Ginger or Parmesan Cheese
- Quinoa Gazpacho With a Sherbert of Coriander
- Quinoa Taboleh
- Mango Quinoa Salad
- Quinoa Avocado Curry
All of these recipes are in “Sunski” which is just one of the three natural health reports.
Merri received this note from a reader: Merri, your wonderful cooking deserves very special thanks. Everything was delicious. I’m now using close to your ingredients but I miss a lot in the result and long for a recipe or two.” Nancy H – Ireland
Learn how nutritional secrets can help keep you out of the hospital.
These reports focus on how to have good natural health so you can remain independent and avoid costly medical care. The second report looks at purification and detoxification.
The third report is about exercise… but not the type you would think.
Unlock the Mystery of Key Muscles
For example this third report unveils one exercise that is a nutritional trick that has nothing to do with what we eat. The trick is to energize and coordinate the digestive system by exercising a set of key muscles as we eat. The body has a number of key muscles that regulate breathing, digestion, circulation, elimination and muscular motion. The report reveals an exercise you can do at the dinner table to energize these muscles which in turn coordinate every other muscle and organ in the body. Eating in this way for example (most of the modern world does not) energizes just one key muscle that regulates part of our ability to burn sugars and fat.
The report looks at oxygenation, coordination, purification, energy boosting, education, occupation and relaxation.
Oxygenation-Coordination: Learn how to gain extra oxygen with the Llama Walk.
Purification: We look at Andean purification herbs and purifying teas.
Energy Boosting: Eating balanced, correctly prepared organic food and drinking herbal teas designed for body type and body imbalances.
Occupation: Physical labor, suited to your body type and condition range from gardening and animal care to path building and clearing the woods.
Relaxation: Learn how Meditation, L-Thianine and Baroque Music enhance thinking and relieve stress.
Body Types Made EZ: Learn how they cause and influence nine body types and their imbalances. Discover seven easy ways to determine your body type and how to keep it in balance.
Healthy Eating Made EZ: Gain delicious, power packed weight reducing recipes from easy to obtain products from super market foods. Coddle Yourself Egg-High Protein Country Cottage Pie-Low Carb-Veggie Chile & Spaghetti- Weightless Bread-High Mountain Pure Protein Quinoa-Better Oatmeal of Steel- Several Soups for Super Strength-Berry Good Crunch Treat and Waist Less Apple Crumble are just a few.
Exercise for Strength and Better Health Made EZ: Medicine is dose. Too much exercise is as bad or worse as not enough. Learn how to let comfort be your exercise guide. Move with momentum-some exercises activate all muscles and provide the benefit of leverage, momentum and convenience so 12 minutes of exercise a day is enough. Blend body and mind-Alpha exercises take you into the zone so you win from the inside out. Spin and bend-blend exercise secrets from India, the Andes and the East for easy and better health. The Gentle Touch-if you have to breathe through the mouth you have done too much.
Here is what others have said about this information:
“Though I ate more than ever, my weight dropped and I lost two inches off my waist.” – S.H. Oregon
“The life path altering effects from the weekend with you and Merri continue. Thank you again. I have begun to change my diet. Bless you!” – D.B. Connecticut
“The technical information I gathered was most not new to me, but I like to compliment you for putting it all in the right perspective and to make it very understandable to all“. – E.V. Florida
Good health is the most important asset in stressful times. Beyond the fact that modern health intervention (ie. hospital) can destroy one’s finances, being in good health brings the energy and balance required to make sound investing and business decisions.
There are many ways to improve health naturally.
Watching the sun rise promotes good natural health for example. Our use of color and observing the correct colors (frequencies) at the correct time are important.
We have been incorporating ideas on how natural health promotes everlasting wealth into our courses and seminars for decades and this report covers them all.
Here are 11 main points covered in the reports.
#1: Quantum mechanics, frequency, health & wealth. How they all connect.
#2: Three aspects of being – air – fire – water… how to balance and integrate them. How a moonlight stroll reduces the risks of excessive adrenaline.
#3: Three ways to integrate brain waves and be in the zone… 60 cycle sound… L- theanine and meditation.
#4: The Andean – Indian Connection. How Ayurved and Andean relate. Three fundamentals of longevity. Eat right, work well and sleep soundly.
#5: How dis-ease develops and is stopped with nutrition, exercise and purpose.
#6: How to use cleansings. Melon, pineapple, apples-grapes, vareshna, chelating, cinnamon-sweet pepper tea, steam and mists. Teas: How and when to use cedron, chamomile, lemon verbena, peppermint.
#7: Ways to relax. How to use chamomile, valerian, lettuce and milk, hot water, vata press. Ways to calm down. How to use peppermint tea, aloe, cream massage, frozen grapes. Ways to wake up. How to use cinnamon tea, paprika, cloves, ginger, ginger-black salt and lemon juice.
#8: How to use, colors and sound to stimulate organs and glands.
#9: EZ Shamanic exercises-yoga, llama walk, lizard, sun salute, crab and mouth release, ring chew, etc.
#10: How to use the senses, taste, six flavors.
#11: How to use essential oils to balance wellness.
You can order these reports at Amazon.com. If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited the report are FREE. Click here.