See why calorie and step counters don’t work.
An MD at the Oregon Health and Science University has been researching conventional wisdom used by MDs.
This doctor and his researchers discovered that nearly 400 routine practices were flatly contradicted by studies published in leading journals.
The New York Times article “10 Findings That Contradict Medical Wisdom. Doctors, Take Note” says: Of more than 3,000 studies published from 2003 through 2017 in JAMA and the Lancet, and from 2011 through 2017 in the New England Journal of Medicine, more than one of 10 amounted to a “medical reversal”: a conclusion opposite of what had been conventional wisdom among doctors.
“You come away with a sense of humility,” said Dr. Vinay Prasad of Oregon Health and Science University, who conceived of the study. “Very smart and well-intentioned people came to practice these things for many, many years. But they were wrong.”
Researchers identified nearly 400 common medical practices and theories that were contradicted by rigorous studies. Here are some of the most notable findings.
One of the important findings was that step counters and calorie trackers do not help you lose weight.
In fact, the reverse is true. Among 470 dieters followed for two years, those who wore devices tracking the steps they took and calories they burned actually lost less weight than those who just followed standard advice.
I am not surprised. Exercise is important, but not the key to controlling weight.
Family cemetery at our Blue Ridge Farm.
For over 50 years, my wife and I traveled the world. We lived in Asia, Europe and South America as well as Smalltown USA.
During that time we lived and studied with Chinese healers, Indian Vidyas, the shamans of Ecuador and Western scientists to understand the longevity and natural health.
We found health secrets at our Blue Ridge Mountain farm as well and have gained enormously by integrating the ancient health wisdom of each into our lives.
There is an old family cemetery on our farm and I have to admire one person in this cemetery. Ida is her name and secrets she shares are the core of good health, energy and long life. These are secrets for weight loss, stress reduction and longevity. Ida has proven this fact by living to be 115!
These mountain cemeteries are dotted throughout the Blue Ridge, part and parcel of life up here in the High Country. Several of her relatives lay at rest in this burial ground…all located on our Blue Ridge farm.
When I find myself forgetting what good health really is, I come here and think about Ida’s tales. John is resting here. He passed at age 91 and his wife, Jill, aged 95. Two more of the same family name, but an era earlier, were aged 86 and 100 at death.
And then there is Ida, her message is strongest because she passed at 115. The headstone says she was born in 1794 and left this world in 1909. Imagine what she saw living during three centuries!
The secrets from their headstones are clear. First, some places are healthier than others. Second, lifestyle affects longevity more than quadruple bypasses, pacemakers, chemo, radiation, modern medicine and drugs. These people were dirt poor mountain farmers and did not have health insurance, hospitals or regular checkups. Some may have never seen a doctor. Third, a simple, natural life is filled with good health, energy, relaxation and strength.
Clean air, pure water and fresh food are important medicines! These hardy mountain people worked hard and kept life simple. Longevity was their reward. Modern medicine does many wonderful things to manage illness. But the imbalanced Western way of life does not do much that encourages wellness.
I share longevity secrets gained from those five decades of travel in my reports on how to have natural health. What good is it to make a ton of money if you cannot enjoy it because of poor health?
Merri and I have searched out health secrets during our global journeys, because medical expenses are the biggest threat to our wealth. These secrets are gleaned and distilled from months and years spent with Vaidyas and Pundits of India, Sufi masters, Chinese herbalists, Tibetan Monks and Andean Yatchaks, who specialize in one aspect of longevity and rejuvenation or another. The secrets also come from a continuing research about people who are active but aged over 100.
We have put the secrets we have learned in three reports on how to have natural health.
You do not have to be a Monk or even very disciplined to benefit from these secrets as they have been refined to work for modern people with modern lifestyles.
The reports do not aim to cure any specific ill but look at how to build stamina, vitality, energy and endurance so the body is better able to care for itself. We share ideas we have learned and used to renew, rebuild and rejuvenate.
Here are a few of the longevity secrets in the reports.
Secret #1: Restrict your diet. This first secret hardly seems hidden at all. This is a simple, universally ignored reality. Cut your caloric intake. This is one of the few, the only scientifically proven factor that increases longevity.
Most of us cannot simply stop eating. Hunger is too powerful a force! We all need to learn how to change eating habits so we have plenty of beautiful food to eat, but less calories. When we make the change we can eat more but still lost weight and reduced inches.
Don’t think this means you’ll be eating celery, lettuce, cardboard tasting crisp bread and such either. Part of wellness is enjoying your food! Learn to eat more effectively and discover good tasting, balanced, low calorie food. Find out how to prepare this food so it’s more nourishing and filling and finally how to prepare it with herbs and spices that modulate blood sugar levels so hunger fades away. There are many small, simple yet effective secrets that can make us crave good foods instead of bad.
An example is reducing calories with spice coordination. When ginger, cinnamon and cloves are taken in correct amounts, at the right time, these spices crank your metabolism as they calm your appetite. This is just one of numerous, simple health tricks.
The correct mix of protein, carbohydrates and fats for energy and weight loss is another example. There are many easy-to-buy-at-the-supermarket foods. For example, you can enjoy a breakfast of protein balanced pancakes with organic panella-canela syrup. Every ingredient is inexpensive, easily obtainable yet this delicious sweet meal fills as it turns up the calorie burning process.
Eating secrets include seven easy ways to identify your body type so you can customize a diet and know when and what to eat in the right way.
Let me make one other point clear about food. There are a lot of diets today that claim to be the one and only best way to lose weight. Maybe they work or not. Even those that do work may be inconvenient or expensive and do not work for everyone! The nutritional plans in the reports are derived from diets created by mystic healers in many distant lands. The entire program has been modified for today’s lifestyles and tastes. Practically all the food you learn about can be easily obtained. Preparation, mixing, timing and method of eating are as important as the quality and type of food!
Unlock the Mystery of Key Muscles
Another nutritional trick unveiled 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. During our wellness sessions we review how 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.
Secret #2: have more than a routine. Create ritual! Those who live extra-ordinarily long lives seem to share this common trait. Whatever they do, they do in moderation, in a very similar way and with great gusto. For example, if they drink an ounce of whisky every day, at six o clock, they do not do this at five some days and eight others. They do not have a half ounce one day and two another. They tend to have one ounce at six p.m. every day. This instills discipline, keeps life simple (very important) and allows the body to get used to doing whatever it is it has to do. Take Chris Mortensen one of the oldest documented men in the 1990s who at 113 said of his weekly cigar, “If you take my weekly cigar away from me, I am going to die”. The anticipation and ritual of whatever pleasure he receives from this is far more life-giving than the stress. The world’s oldest documented woman in the 1990s, Jeanne Clement, at age 122 drank cognac and ate a pound of chocolate a week (but never two pounds).
Secret #3: remain independent, challenged, active and needed. One of the most important features found in isolated Ecuadorian valleys where people live long lives is that old age was revered. Often people at age 100, even 110 are still active and working! Max Zimmer of Los Angeles came to the US from Austria in 1911 with only a two dollar bill. At age 103 he still had the same two-dollar bill and had built and still ran a multimillion-dollar business.
One medical doctor, who specializes in anti-aging, points out that most centenarians seldom spend much time with doctors. When they finally get sick, they die quickly and with little expense. They depend on themselves to remain healthy, not others.
Part of the report focuses on how to have financial balance in investing and business so you can remain independent.
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
“You are indeed a spiritual pioneer, blending disciplines to create tools and resources for success in this new land of opportunity. Anyone who thinks this is just all about money is missing the real message: This is about life in its most profound implications.” – W.P. Australia
“I want to thank you for the wonderful time. I travailed from California to hear you convey your knowledge in the way you do so well, and I wasn’t disappointed. The amount of information in the sessions was almost overwhelming, but it’s exactly what I went to hear.” – B.R. California
“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. What was at our opinion one of the most important gaining of these 3 days is the opening of the new world, this new circle of what you call ‘normal’ people! (I call us ‘not normal’ as a matter of respect to the majority.) But as we know, all is relative and depends at the point of view of each, His spiritual mind and his opinion about the senses of our being.” – E.V. Florida
“People who, among other things, are active and productive and creative and resourceful, whose word can be counted upon; People who realize that spirituality DOES NOT mean sitting in a cave contemplating your navel and weaving baskets, nor does it equate in the Western culture with living in abject poverty. People who realize that abundance is not a dirty word. People who understand that we are here to ENGAGE life, not to submit to circumstances out of fear and ignorance and apathy; People who don’t just use the most current ‘buzz words’ so they can feel like they are part of the group, but who actually DO something… Builders. Thank you for showing up in my life.” – E.W. Nevada
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 the ideas of 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.
I want to share these secrets of health and longevity with readers of Truth & Plenty, plus offer a special report on the almost unknown health booster, the hogberry.
Gain Huge Health Benefits from the Amazing Hogberry
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 those who were most active have a 25% lower chance of developing cancer because reduced body fat is a possible pathway to lowering cancer risk. Time Magazine has some good information on the relationship between exercise and reducing cancer. Have a look below if you want to research more deeply (2).
Graph showing benefits of intermittent fasting.
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 and cancer? Let’s ask why?
Part of the answer is toxicity.
Healthy bodies naturally and regularly remove water-soluble toxins from the body. The blood and kidneys flush them away.
Fat-soluble toxins such as metals, pesticides, preservatives, and 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-soluble 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 nuerotoxins that can cause cognitive problems and a host of mental and brain imbalances.
The way to avoid this storage of deadly toxicity is to keep stress down, while digestion and detoxification pathways remain good.
Burn Fat to Burn Toxins
When you burn fat not primarily for weight loss, (though you will lose weight) but for purification, you can 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.
Intermittent fasting is one way to get the body to burn fat. There is a way of eating that helps reduce weight, improve energy and purify the body as it returns to a state of natural health.
This is a simple easy way to improve and restore feeling good, but works best when combined with better nutrition, moderate exercise and a purification program that helps make sure that the body is not overwhelmed with too much purification at once.
This is why I have written a short report entitled “The FAST Way to Better Health” that features one special tea so an intermittent fasting routine becomes doable and enjoyable.
The Key is in the Hogberry
Intermittent fasting is guaranteed to work, if you have even reasonable nutrition, moderate physical activity and stick with it. The problem is in the sticking. When the brain is hooked on metabolizing sugar it can be very demanding. When we try going an extended period without a sugar, the brain will have a hissy fit and demand that we eat or drink something sweet or starchy or alcoholic.
Sticking through a fast just does not work when the brain pulls out its bag of tricks, from sweet whispers (just one chocolate won’t hurt- but it will!) all the way to chills sweats and dizziness. Intermittent fasting, without help, can require enormous discipline that most of us cannot maintain long enough.
I know, I tried intermittent fasting several times and failed. Then I accidentally stumbled across the Secret of the Hogberry that not only stops hunger but more importantly speeds up the process of switching from sugar metabolism to fat metabolism AND assists in the purifying process. Once I tried using this support for the pancreas (among other things), intermittent fasting became satisfying and enjoyable. I am passing 45 days in this routine, and the steady energy just gets better and better. I am not minding the reduced weight and better fitting clothing either!
“The FAST Way to Better Health” explains how intermittent fasting is not real fasting. One does not stop eating with an intermittent fast, not even for a day. You learn why this is such a healthy way to lose weight and detoxify fat cells to reduce risks of cancer, heart disease diabetes and senility.
More important you learn how to feel better almost from the very first day. Reduce stress, gain smooth steady energy without 10:30 am and 3:00 pm droops. Find out how to avoid being hungry right after you eat and how to make the cravings for sweets and junk food all but disappear.
I will send you this report “The FAST Way to Better Health” that reveals the secret of the Hogberry, FREE when you order my Shamanic Natural Health reports described below.
This is the only way to attain this report as it is not for sale or available to the general public. Intermittent fasting can make your life better. It works best when you use the nutritional, exercise and purification tips outlined in these three reports. As with all my reports and courses, satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back. I want to be sure that the information in “The FAST Way to Better Health” works for you. The valuable knowledge you’ll gain in these reports works better when the nutrition, purification and exercise reports are combined so I have made a special offer.
Here are three shamanic health reports about:
Here is a special offer available for subscribers to Truth & Plenty when you order the three reports that normally sell for $19.95 each.
You receive the report “The Hogberry’s Fast Way to Better Health” and our 60 day, full satisfaction or full, no questions asked, refund.