I imagine a lot of us (fathers) find this a day of reflection. I, as a dad of five, sure do.
I’ve been lucky… all five of my children are happy healthy, productive and take good care of themselves and their families. We all get along and I feel loved by them and truly blessed.
Despite the children’s success, I am haunted by the things I could have done to have been a better dad. As a busy entrepreneur, I was away a lot. So I try to make up for that now that I am not so busy with my career.
Having more time with the kids and grandkids feels good.
That’s one reason I recoiled at an article “Why I Hope to Die at 75” (1) in Atlantic Magazine.
The article says: An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly
But here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.
By the time I reach 75, I will have lived a complete life. I will have loved and been loved. My children will be grown and in the midst of their own rich lives. I will have seen my grandchildren born and beginning their lives. I will have pursued my life’s projects and made whatever contributions, important or not, I am going to make. And hopefully, I will not have too many mental and physical limitations.
Here’s why I feel this message is far off the mark.
Passing at 75 might make sense IF just the physical aspect of living were all that mattered. The second 60 years of our life (assuming we live to 120 & I’ll get to that in a moment) do not require physical strength and I sure would not want to start a family or begin a career just to pay for my physical existence at age 60 or 70.
Yet age 60 and beyond may be the most important of our lives. They may be the spiritual years that really matter.
That’s one reason the biggest of my three reports on natural health is about nutrition. I believe the importance of good nutrition is not so much to be physically stronger but to be cleaner and more balanced overall so our spirituality can grow.
There are many ancient disciplines that suggest we should live fulfilling lives far beyond 60 or 70 or even 80, 90 and 100.
One such discipline is astrology.
Interestingly, interest in this discipline is growing. A New York Times “Astrology and Millennials” says the interest is surging.
The article says: We’re living in the middle of a religious revival; it’s just that the movements that are rising are not what we normally call “religion.” The first rising movement is astrology. According to a 2018 Pew poll, 29 percent of Americans say they believe in astrology. That’s more than are members of mainline Protestant churches.
This surge in belief is primarily among the young. According to a National Science Foundation survey, 44 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds say that astrology is somewhat or very “scientific.” Unsurprisingly, online horoscope sites are booming. Stella Bugbee, editor of The Cut, told The Atlantic that in 2017 the typical horoscope got 150 percent more traffic than it had the year before.
Astrology helps explain why a life of 120 years makes sense as nature seems to have somewhat carved human life into seven year periods, with each period having a purpose.
The first seven years for example is aimed at bonding us with our mother. No other relationship is as important during this time.
At around age seven, we shift another purpose that is aimed bonding us with our peers of same gender.
For example, take a batch of ten year old boys and girls to a dance and watch them each rush to opposite ends of the room. Girls are sugar, spice and everything nice. Boys, spiders, snails and puppy dog tails. Adults have to invent games to get the boys to interact with the girls.
Then at 14 we shift again. Age 14-21 bonds us with peers of opposite gender. Take the same boys and girls to a dance when they are 16 and watch out. You’ll still need adults, but as chaperones!
Age 21 to 28 is aimed at bonding us with our mate. Many societies recognizes 21 as a major coming of age period.
The seven year cycles dramatically affect the way we think.
Imagine this. If a five year old sees a glass of milk, his or her thought is, “Let’s have a drink with mommy”.
A ten year old is more likely to think “Let’s get together with my gang (girls for girls and guys for guys) and have a party”.
The sixteen year old thinks, “Let’s have a glass of milk with my date”!
Same glass of milk. Quite different thoughts. Totally different purpose.
Indian Vedic and Andean philosophy generally suggests that after a certain number of these seven year shifts, we should leave the material aspect of our life and become more spiritual. The Andean belief holds that there are nine seven year cycles. When we finish the first nine cycles at age 63, we start the cycles again, but this time at a spiritual rather than material level.
Our first seven year cycles bonds us with our physical material mother. The 10th cycle at age 63 to 70, enlightens us with the maternal spirit.
It’s interesting to note that the 8th cycle is all about connecting us to the soul, and the 9th connecting to the infinite being.
If we live through two sets of nine seven year cycles we’ll be aged 119 which would leave us to shift into our second bonding with the infinite being at age 120. This pretty well matches the concept in Indian astrology that suggests we should live to be 120.
This also ties into the Indian Vedic idea that there are seven levels of spiritual enlightenment. Our first series of cycles takes care of our material life. By the time we are 64, we have grown up, become educated, raised our own families, saved enough to leave making money behind and gained enough experience to understand the law of diminishing returns… to see that just having more is not enough and that there is more than just the material stuff in life.
The second set of nine seven year cycles moves us towards deeper spirituality.
We go through the process of growing up, procreating, caring for our family and then in the second series of cycles go through a similar process in a spiritual journey.
Our work… our service in this second set of cycles sets us on a path to enlightenment.
Because this huge shift to spirituality isn’t about consumerism, it doesn’t make money for the commercial interests, so there is not much support in Western society.
Commerce tries to convince those who reach 60 or so, to start all over again. Thus we see the “Mid Life Crisis” or “Seven Year Itch”.
Merri and I, now well into our 70s, still feel the urge to work. You may too, if you have passed the 60 year mark, but now the fulfillment comes more from whatever positive good we can create rather than the money.
At 64, after nine seven years cycles, we really can begin again… living a full life at a more spiritual level. We can work where “action is our goal… reward truly not our concern”… work to complete our relationship with reality, rather than our bank account.
This theory could have some profound implications because it suggests that every seven years the way we think, our information processing system and even our thoughts change.
So if on this Father’s Day you are having seven year itches, act on the desires you feel that will help you remain in tune with nature.
Our bodies and souls are quite miraculous and few events take place are by accident. The way we age, the way our thoughts change may be because that is the way our lives are meant to unfold.
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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.
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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, with the added complication of COVID-19.
When it comes to health care, we may well be on our own. The very people, institutions and establishments that we should rely on may actually hurt rather than help our health.
Ancient health wisdom accumulated around the world, over the millennia, can fill the gap.
The way to escape the dangers of high cost, deteriorating health care, 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.
Ancient health wisdom from around the world can help us reduce our risks of poor health care and help us fight the ever rising costs.
For nearly 50 years my wife Merri and I have lived and worked around the world. During this time, we checked out just about every source on natural health care. We even spent years living with natural health care insiders, and trying the lessons they offered.
We took thousands of readers to Ecuador, met with shamans in the Andes and Amazon. We helped other readers visit India and also learn great health care ideas from China and beyond.
Since not everyone can go to Ecuador or travel the world, we have created three Natural Health Reports that can help improve the power that your body has. These reports are concise and to the point. In 15 minutes the first report shows exactly how to start preparing for better health and more energy.
We do not have to depend on the health care and health insurance monopolies for better natural health… or cave into a healthcare system that can put us at risk and charge outrageous prices at the same time.
Our health reports provide information on how to use ancient health care systems to become more healthy, self sufficient – providing our own good health.
The first report is “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 that a blend of Indian and Andean shamanic nutrition helped them kick start their health with weight trimming.
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 chapter 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%.
Sunski combines lessons about healthy eating that we learned from years of working with all types of Western healers, ayurvedic health masters and then living with an Ecuador Taita Yatchak and his apprentices.
We lived, worked, farmed, cooked and ate with this Taita Yatchak for years while learning “Sunski”.
The “Sunski” report was 50 years and millions of miles of travel in the making.
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 was on the line. So we consulted dozens of top professions who know a lot about natural health. We spoke with holistic MDs, osteopaths, chiropractors, Indian vidyas, Andean yatchaks, and other self-reliant natural health experts who live a naturally healthy path 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.
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 you eat 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 in good spirits at the right times of day while chewing in a special way.
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).
One of the recipes is for high protein Chocolate Quinoa Pancakes.
- 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” just one of the three natural health reports.
These recipes are easy to make, delicious to eat, inexpensive but balanced and healthy foods prepared in ways that provide nutrition and purification.
Learn how nutritional secrets can help keep you out of the hospital.
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.
All of this information is in “Sunski” the first of the three natural health reports.
These reports focus on how to have good natural health so you can remain independent and avoid costly medical care.
The second report shows you how to purify and detoxify existing poisons that have accumulated in your system.
The third report is about exercise… but not the type you would think.
Unlock the Mystery of Key Muscles
This third report unveils one exercise that energizes and coordinates the digestive system by exercising a set of key muscles, not while you are in a gym, but when you eat! The body has a number of key muscles that regulate breathing, digestion, circulation, elimination and muscular motion.
The third 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.
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. 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.
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I will send you this report “The FAST Way to Better Health” that reveals the secret of the Hogberry, FREE when you order my three Natural Health reports.
This is the only way to attain this report as it is not for sale or available to the general public.
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 this special offer.
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