I don’t usually re-Post from the LinkedIn site, but this is too good not to repeat.
November 14, 2013
November 11, 2013
Listen Tuesday November 12th on 1150 AM Radio @ 12:30PM for an introduction to Kangen Water!
We were invited by the Natural Choice Directory. This will be a great opportunity to introduce individuals you know to Kangen Water. This radio broadcast will be archived on the www.naturalchoice.net website.
Come Early Wednesday November 13th to
The Old Spagetthi Factory
for our Growing Kangen Water Presention.
6:30pm Order dinner.
7:00pm Presentation begins.
Be early if you want to save seats for your people. It will be Packed with an Enthusiastic Crowd!
And if you are a guess of mine, dinner is on me!
November 2, 2013
More good news about fish oil…
My advice: after JuicePlus+, fish oil is probably the most important supplement you can get on.
Get a good quality brand: I get Nortic Naturals.
Get enough each day: for most adults that means nearly 3 grams.
Make sure that your supplement is made up of nearly 50% EPA: Here are the details on what I eat.
Concentrated Omega 3 Supplement
Ultimate Omega from Nordic Naturals is a highly concentrated source of natural omega 3 fatty acids – EPA & DHA – from purified deep sea fish oil. Many people may not get enough of these important nutrients in the typical diet.
Benefits of Ultimate Omega
Omega fatty acids, including EPA and DHA can help support and maintain normal healthy blood lipid and glucose levels as well as supporting brain, mood and immune health. This supplement contains the following:
1,280 mgs of total Omega 3s from purified deep sea fish oil from anchovies and sardines
650 mg EPA
450 mg DHA
180 mg other Omega 3s
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) and rosemary extract to help preserve freshness
Natural lemon flavor
No gluten, yeast, milk derivatives, artificial colors or flavors
Suggested Use for Ultimate Omega
As a concentrated dietary Omega 3 supplement, adults may take two to three soft gels per day, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Consult your physician before use if you are on blood thinning medications or will be having surgery.
October 24, 2013
Over the years many JuicePlus+ customers have reported loosing weight after getting on the JuicePlus+ products. I’ve never promised that, but it’s an effect that many experience. Whether it’s from the increased energy or the decrease in pain resulting in increased activity, or the detoxification effects of getting more fruits and vegetables in their diets, the result is the same – weight comes off.
Now the folks at JuicePlus+ have the 30-Day Complete Transformation Challenge. It’s a simple and super safe way to “Eat Clean. Live Healthy. Completely Transform.” And it’s a very gentle way to do detox.
They call it “Complete” because it includes the JuicePlus+ Complete powdered drink mix. No ordinary meal replacement, this product provides 11 grams of Protein, 7 grams of fiber, almost no fat, and less sugar than any of the store brands, all in a 120 calorie serving. (There is much more detail on, for example the source of the protein, available in brochures at the office.)
It’s a very simple and straightforward program for getting real results in 30 days if you are interested in turning your health around or fast-tracking yourself toward more optimum health.
Still, no one is going to promise that you will loose a certain amount of weight in a certain amount of time. I just don’t know how you could avoid it myself. Ask for details or get a brochure the next time you are in the office.
October 12, 2013
CLASSES MONDAY EVENINGS 7 – 8:30 PM at PEAK Health & Fitness in Everett, 2902 Rucker Avenue (corner of Rucker and Hewitt Avenue).
FEE: $5 per class (This is the day rate and there is no need to be a member of the Gym to participate in classes.)
“Tai Chi may well be called ‘medication in motion’ because of all the myriad health issues it can prevent or even treat.”
— Harvard Health Publication
“I have studied with a number of tai chi masters and teachers. Their teaching methods often caused me pain- sometimes lasting for months, or did nothing to alleviate the pain my wrong postures were causing. I have read hundreds of books and articles on tai chi and memorized lots of tai chi movements and forms, but after all of that study, my back, knees, ankles, and feet were still hurting. In just two classes you showed me how my physical postures were creating that pain, and you showed me how to move properly, which has reduced my pain by about 90%. I have never seen tai chi presented as effectively as you present it.” – Student (Summer, 2010)
July 8, 2013
More Americans Seek Complementary & Alternative than for All Conventional Physician Services Combined!
I don’t always share this newsletter but this one is full of great stuff, with something in it for everyone. Take a look and be amazed.
Here is a taste…
Oxford University Press, May 2013
The most recent comprehensive assessment of CAM use in the United States found that roughly 40% of US adults had used at least one CAM therapy within the past year. In addition, Americans make more visits to CAM providers each year than to primary care physicians and spend at least as much money on out-of-pocket expenses for CAM services as they do for all conventional physician services combined …
June 30, 2013
INTEGRATING TAI CHI AND RELATED MIND-BODY PRACTICES ACROSS THE ENTIRE HUMAN LIFE SPAN
“… in order for Tai Chi and related practices to influence our current health-care crisis significantly, we need to include people of all ages.” “… To prevent chronic diseases and enhance healthy lifestyles effectively, I believe that Tai Chi and related mind-body practices should begin in childhood.”
Integration of Tai Chi and Mind-Body Exercise for Grade-School Kids
“Physical education curriculum increasingly is being short-changed in schools for budgetary and curriculum-based reasons. The shortsightedness of cutting out gym class is an example of the limited appreciation of the mind-body connection. Lack of exercise during school likely contributes to the current childhood obesity epidemic and likely hurts the academic performance of kids. Multiple studies show that exercise is essential for an adolescent’s mind-body health and set a trajectory for lifelong healthy behaviors.”
“My vision is that Tai Chi and related mind-body exercises will become deeply integrated into the grade-school curriculum, and not only in physical education classes or during recess.”
“Several Tai Chi programs for kids currently are available, and many have been successfully implemented in public schools.”
Tai Chi Is a Nice Alternative to High School Gym Class
“A handful of high schools in the Greater Boston area already give students the option of taking a Tai Chi or yoga class instead of participating in standard gym classes.”
Tai Chi Goes to College and Medical School
“In fact, Tai Chi is becoming increasingly popular in colleges across the country.” “… In China, Tai Chi has found its way into the curriculum of nearly all universities. Researchers have begun to show the benefits of Tai Chi for college students. A growing number of studies have reported that college students who do Tai Chi for a few months have improved sleep quality and mood, and feel less stressed.”
“In the United States, Tai Chi is also beginning to make its way into medical schools and nursing schools as part of the trend toward more mind-body training.”
“Integration of Tai Chi into medical professional training is especially valuable.” “… Good evidence suggests that patients are more likely to follow those who lead by example.”
TAI CHI – THE EASTERN AMBASSADOR TO SELF-CARE AND PREVENTION
“Claims of Tai Chi’s health benefits are increasingly evidence-based, with more that 700 peer-reviewed, scientific publications in print and more than 180 randomized trials conducted, to date.”
“Tai Chi not only serves as a catalyst and example of integrative medicine but also holds a unique niche. Tai Chi has something to offer you whether you are young or old, hoping to prevent disease or rehabilitating from one, trying to manage everyday stress more gracefully, or interested in self-discovery, enhancing creativity, or improving sports performance.”
[A point that I am constantly trying to make.]
“Tai Chi may offer a different enough approach to exercise and self-care to inspire people to sustain health lifestyle changes.” “… Tai Chi can be a lot more fun and meaningful that walking on a treadmill day after day, so you are more likely to stick with it.”
“The emphasis on scientific evidence and more knowledge about how the body works, paired with Eastern wisdom, may make Tai Chi even more attractive to new or potential Tai Chi students, as well as referring health-care professionals.”
[That is the end of the book review – I promise☺]
June 25, 2013
Dr. Katz is a JuicePlus+ guy, and the first to point out that our current generation of children is the first generation who will not outlive their parents. Read as he shows you the trend toward medicalization and medication.
May 17, 2013
Martial Arts Influence
“An important landmark in the history of Chinese martial arts is the Shaolin Temple in Henan Province, considered the cradle of Chinese martial arts. Legend has it that the Bodhidarma, who brought Chan (Zen) Buddhism to China in the sixth century, arrived to find the monks at the Shaolin temple in extremely poor health and fitness. He taught them a series of exercises to strengthen their minds and bodies for meditation. These exercises evolved into what are now called Shaolin Boxing, Wushu, or Kung Fu.
A key semi-mythical figure in the history of Tai Chi, often called the father of Tai chi, is Chang San-feng, generally thought to have lived in the thirteenth century C.E. It is widely told that Chang San-feng was a Shaolin monk who decided to leave the monastery to become a Taoist hermit. In the Wudang Mountains, he gave up the harder Kung Fu fighting style he had learned and formulated a new art based on his observations of nature and Taoist principles of softness and yielding. Legend has it that he had an “aha” moment after watching a fight between a snake and a crane. Every time the crane would try to attack the snake’s head, the snake would yield, evade, and hit the crane with its tail. When the crane would try for the snake’s tail, the snake would yield and bite the crane. This process resulted in the emphasis of the basic Tai chi (yin-yang) concepts of evading, yielding, and attacking. Chang developed a martial art based on natural principles that used softness and internal power to overcome brute force.”
“Some historians and scholars believe that many of the distinctive postures and names associated with contemporary Tai Chi may be attributable to Ming dynasty general Ch’i Chi-kuang (1528-87), author of the “Boxing Classic.”
“Another key figure in Tai Chi’s martial development is Yang Lu-ch’an (1799-1872), who learned this art in Chen village.”
“In 1852, Yang Lu-ch’an moved to Beijing to teach what he called “soft boxing” or “cotton boxing.” His high martial skills earned him the title “Yang the Invincible.” In addition, among other teaching activities, he was appointed to teach his art to the Imperial Guards and members of the Qing court.”
“While the majority of practitioners today practice Tai Chi for health, the martial arts aspect is still popular and is central to the art’s evolution. Martial skills are no longer tested in hand-to-hand battles to the death, but they are tested in regulated sports competitions. Some events include full-contact sparring, like boxing and contemporary mixed-martial arts. More commonly, martial skills are tested in two-person events called “Push Hands,” where the goal is to uproot physically an opponent while keeping one’s own feet rooted. Almost as if by magic, the highest-level practitioners appear to exert no effort in push hands. When pushed, they are able to relax, evade, and deflect an opponent’s incoming force, and sometimes send the uprooted opponent flying a great distance.”
Forms and Movements
“Within each style, you will find many choreographed routines. The language used to describe these routines may vary, but they are most commonly called forms or sets. Each form, whether done with bare hands or weapons (for example, sword, staff, or spear), has a certain number of movements or postures.”
About the Photo
Tai Chi Styles are a series of Postures. This is the Posture that goes with “Beginning Tai Chi” Style. So, first notice the alignment, what you can of it from this slightly more than 45° angle. You can see the back leg, spine, neck and head form the all important “line” that I have been harping on here for years.
You can see that the left foot is turned toward the camera (it’s at a 45° angle) and the index finger of the right hand is lined up with the nose and the front knee. All of the weight is on the left foot, none on the back leg which is essentially straight.
I already mentioned the Tai Chi at Rest Style as a Standing Meditation posture that a person could hold indefinitely. It is a very powerful practice having to do with breath awareness, relaxation and mental focus.
Here we encounter another Style with a Posture that can be practiced as a Static Posture. In other words you simply hold this position for a period of time to gain all of the wonderful benefits of being in this particular shape. For one, you learn the Posture and the shape as you internalize it deeply – here the focus is on endurance strength. You also have the opportunity to learn to relax because as you get fatigued, you will naturally look for places where you can relax even more, and then even more, etc. It’s a very very powerful practice. Learning to only contract what has to be contracted to perform a task is a way of efficiency not often appreciated. Leading students in the Form and then stopping in a posture for extended periods of time is a classic time-honored way to teach Tai Chi.
Earlier I mentioned Internal Strength training. Many Internal Strength exercises are Static Postures. Any Style can be practiced as a Static Posture. That is a whole lot of variation and a whole lot of different angles for hitting the same muscles, resulting in a depth of stimulation rarely encountered in ordinary exercise class (think eccentric contractions if you can talk that language). Holding postures for long periods of time imparts a special effect on fascia, ligaments, and tendons that results in all kinds of wonderful benefits – if you don’t over do it. So be careful, very careful.
April 18, 2013
“We are from the Gubment, trust us.”
I have talked here about vaccines in the past, and I don’t have kids so I haven’t had to make the choice for them. For myself though… no, thanks anyway.
April 7, 2013
What could be more simple?
What could be more important?
What is stopping you from having you kid checked for subluxations?
March 30, 2013
It used to be called “Mushroom Tea” when we first heard about it and started drinking it many years ago. Now it’s called “Kombucha” (for marketing reasons no doubt!) and the science is apparently catching up to the legends. Turns out that like most great things in the area of health and wellness, the ancient Chinese figured it out first, 200-plus years B.C.!
The exceptional longevity and health of the Georgians (of Eastern Europe Georgia) has been attributed to their love of this “tea”.
Anyway, for a healthy drink that has no sugar, caffeine, alcohol or other negatives and a long list of positives, you can’t beat it.
It is easy enough to order a “kit” and make your own for nearly nothing except a little sugar and black tea, but I am picky and could never be Ok with the inconsistency of the final product. Instead I prefer the Trilogy flavored Synergy Brand found right across the street from my office (and in many grocery and health food stores). It’s expensive though so I usually use it to take my supplements after I eat – and stretch a bottle between two meals. That way I get all the digestive benefits timed right and I get my mouth flora squared away… remember the story about Nitric oxide?
Anyway, I think that it is as good a drink as you can get. Here is an article about it with a link to a source for making your own.