Life Enthusiast https://www.life-enthusiast.com/blog/ Restoring Vitality to you and to the planet. Sun, 08 Dec 2019 19:50:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/wp-content/uploads/Navigation/siteicon.png Life Enthusiast https://www.life-enthusiast.com/blog/ 32 32 Restoring Vitality to you and to the planet. Life Enthusiast Restoring Vitality to you and to the planet. Life Enthusiast https://www.life-enthusiast.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg https://www.life-enthusiast.com/blog/ Podcast 378 about Black Friday on Life Enthusiast https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-378-about-black-friday-on-life-enthusiast/ Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:51:27 +0000 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/?p=102196 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-378-about-black-friday-on-life-enthusiast/#respond https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-378-about-black-friday-on-life-enthusiast/feed/ 0 <p>Save money while gaining health! With Black Friday just around the corner, we have a 10% off code for you! Use code THX2019 at checkout for an additional 10% off of your order on Life-Enthusiast.com! Code is valid through December… <a href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-378-about-black-friday-on-life-enthusiast/"></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-378-about-black-friday-on-life-enthusiast/">Podcast 378 about Black Friday on Life Enthusiast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com">Life Enthusiast</a>.</p>

Save money while gaining health! With Black Friday just around the corner, we have a 10% off code for you!

Use code THX2019 at checkout for an additional 10% off of your order on Life-Enthusiast.com! Code is valid through December 31st 2019! This code applies to most products, devices are excluded.

We also stick to the theme of Black Friday by introducing our two favorite “black” products – Black Cumin Seed Oil and Black Gold – Humic Acid Powder.

Podcast 378 about Black Friday on Life Enthusiast:

Scott: Welcome, everybody! This is the Life Enthusiast Online radio and TV network! We are restoring vitality to you and the planet! I am your co-host Scott Paton, joining us, as usual, is Life Enthusiast Health Coach Martin Pytela! Black Friday Week is coming really soon, and I think what we should do is just join in this commercial celebration. Because if we can get even a few people using some of the amazing products that we sell at Life Enthusiast, we know for a fact that’s gonna make a huge difference in the quality of their lives. What do you think?

Martin: I really agree with the marketing madness. I am so non-commercial, but I am very pro-health. And I was thinking for Black Friday, let’s go with black products. I want to talk about two items – Black Cumin Oil and Black Gold, the humic powder. This blackness is good for the soul and the body!

Scott: Great! So let’s start with Black Cumin. Is that from the cumin seed?

Martin: Yes, black cumin seed. It has been used for over 3000 years, in India, Egypt, ancient Greece, China. It’s been described as the one thing that can cure everything except death itself.

Scott: All right, that’s a pretty good claim.

Martin: Oh, it’s a strong claim! Black cumin is one of the most antioxidant-rich seeds that you can find on the planet. The brand we offer at Life Enthusiast is Activation Products. They are using a really special method of extracting plant oils, called Perfect Press, which enables them to extract the oils cold-pressed without causing rancidification, so the oils don’t oxidize and spoil during the process.

Scott: There have been tons of studies on black cumin seed oil. Of course, we are not allowed to make medical claims, but there are studies out there for black seed oil and diabetes, inhibition of cancer cell growth, the improvement of the immune system, viral infections, and also psoriasis, so this oil can be used internally as well as applied on the skin. Cleopatra used it as a beauty treatment as well! So I’m assuming that you could put it onto your skin and you will look as young and as beautiful as Cleopatra.

Martin: Antioxidants are really important because that’s basically what slows down or even reverses the effects of aging! Our customers love this product, you could probably check the reviews on our website, but in general it is great for all the issues you mentioned. It has been used to reverse every possible ill, from skin problems to internal problems, tumors, you name it. It really works in a universal way.

Scott: So I took your advice and just looked at some of the reviews on the website, and this one makes me want to try it, I quote: „It was helpful with the pain in my knees. It is amazing. I have been using it for a month, and I found it very helpful with the pain in my knees.“ As you know, I have had pains in my knees for a long time, so this is something I am very curious about. I should say that I really, really, really like the Lazarus blend by Exsula Superfoods for my knee issues, just to go on a bit of a tangent…

Martin: …and there you go beautifully off-topic, but it actually sort of fits with the general line of thinking of how the black cumin oil works, it works on everything, and it is actually present in the Lazarus formula!

Scott: So, Martin, if you get a bottle of this, how would you take it?

Martin: Well, on its own, it doesn’t taste great. Some people tolerate it just fine, I find it a little difficult. It reminds me of motor oil. So I put it into a smoothie, where I can hide it with other flavors. I have used it in my salad. I tried it straight, but it is a bit too strong for me. A reasonable daily dose is about a teaspoon a day.

Scott: So you take one teaspoon in the morning or one teaspoon at night, which would you prefer?

Martin: I personally prefer to take it with food. So whenever I’m eating, morning or evening.

Scott: And what about topical use? Can you put it on your skin and let it absorb?

Martin: Sure, it doesn’t smell bad, but it doesn’t penetrate the skin quickly, so it’s going to leave you feeling greasy for quite a while.

Scott: So don’t use it over the whole body, right? But you could use it on your elbows, knees, dry patches on your skin. [note from Nina: I have used it as a part of my skincare routine for oil cleansing, it works great on the skin.]

Martin: Remember, these are essential fatty acids and antioxidants, and your body will use them whether you bring them through the mouth or through the elbow. Once they’re inside your body, they’re circulating and they’re going to be utilized by the body at the place of the highest need. Your immune system decides how it wants to use things.

We recommend having one teaspoon per day as a minimal effective dose. If you are using too little, it just won’t really do much, it’s sort of like trying to start a fire with a match without kindling.

Scott: And the other extreme is don’t drink the whole bottle of once.

Martin: Yes, that would be too intense. I think it would turn your digestive system into a flow-through.

Scott: All right, that was the Black Cumin Oil! There is going to be a direct link to this product in the show notes, so check that out. Now let’s talk about Black Gold.

Martin: Black Gold is the humic acid powder. Humic acid is also available as a liquid concentrate, but Black Gold is a powder formula. It started out about 80 million years ago as a bog, this bog was digested by microbes into a compost back in antediluvian times, long before the flood. This compost is then reduced into very fine biomass, which is mostly carbon. It looks like charcoal, and it behaves like charcoal, but it’s bioactive. It has been consumed and processed by microbes, and it works in the gut to improve the communication of all the microbes that live in your gut.

We have talked about the microbiome many times, and we believe that the microbiome is at the center of the stability of human health. Our gut is where the majority of our immune system is located, and if you don’t have a good microbiome in the gut, you’re going to have problems not only with your digestion but with your overall immunity. It means allergies, brain fog, all kinds of inflammatory conditions. All of the autoimmune problems are associated with that.  

Scott: And humic acid is antiviral, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

Martin: Yes, all of that.  

Scott: So if you have any concerns about your immune health, you should be taking humic acid, and we offer it as Black Gold Humic Acid Powder.

Martin: Yes. Black Gold will help you with your gut health, with your liver, it helps to eliminate the viral infections. Bodybuilders, the guys who really want to show off their muscles, have been using humic acid powder to reduce fat, when they are trying to lean out before competitions, it really helps to show the muscle definition, get rid of the subcutaneous fat. So if you want to turn your daddy body into a bodybuilder body, the Black Gold powder is a good buddy for you.

Scott: So how would you take this product? I suppose pouring it on a teaspoon and sticking straight in your mouth would be somewhat unappetizing…

Martin: The Black Gold is a powder that does have a very high surface tension, so it doesn’t really blend well with liquids. If you toss it into something like a smoothie when you’re making it in a blender, that will work. I have put it into oatmeal, it turns it black. I’ve thrown it into a salad, it works really well there.

Scott: So basically, get a liquid that you like, like a juice or smoothie, put it in a high-speed blender, and there you go.

Martin: You can also use it with your coffee in your coffee machine. If you are making drip coffee, you can actually put some of the powder with your coffee grinds into the filter and just run hot water through it, and create your own humic concentrate.

I have had some really cool stories told to me about this. One lady who is sensitive to gluten, if she accidentally got glutened, she would have three days of brain fog and intestinal hell. And she said to me: If I see it coming, or feel it coming, I’ll take three teaspoons of the Black Gold and it just mops it all up and takes care of it.  

Scott: There are a couple of reviews, this one is by Brad: „I’ve been so impressed. I purchased it for my dad, whose condition has improved dramatically since taking it. He has also lost some weight. He’s happy with losing some extra pounds, and we’re all very encouraged. I’ve been so impressed, and I’m taking it as well.“

Martin: I’m taking it as well myself as well!

Scott: I have humic and fulvic acid in a liquid concentrate right now, but I want to give this powder form a try as well. So, Martin, the main reason that we wanted to talk about these products is our own little Black Friday sale! We wanted to pick two items that we thought would really make a difference in anybody’s life, products we have good experience with ourselves, and that our customers really love. If you’ve never tried any of our products, make sure to check these two out.

Martin: We have a Black Friday discount code for you, it is THX2019, it gets you 10% off on top of the quantity discounts that we have in the store, so you can combine this code with other discounts. So for example, if you are buying 12 units, you get a total of 22% off. Enjoy!

Scott: That’s a great deal! Awesome! Well, thank you for joining us, everybody! We appreciate you! We hope that you have a great Thanksgiving, or are about to have a great Thanksgiving! Enjoy our Black Friday discount, buy yourself a little bit of health in a bottle or jar, and take some steps to make sure that you have the best of health for you and your family. So thank you for joining us again! This is a Life Enthusiast Online radio and TV network, restoring vitality to you and the planet! See you next time! 

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Save money while gaining health! With Black Friday just around the corner, we have a 10% off code for you! Use code THX2019 at checkout for an additional 10% off of your order on Life-Enthusiast.com! Code is valid through December… Save money while gaining health! With Black Friday just around the corner, we have a 10% off code for you! Use code THX2019 at checkout for an additional 10% off of your order on Life-Enthusiast.com! Code is valid through December… Life Enthusiast 17:22
Podcast 377 about Meno-Ease https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-377-about-meno-ease/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:43:08 +0000 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/?p=102050 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-377-about-meno-ease/#respond https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-377-about-meno-ease/feed/ 0 <p>Master Herbalist Elijah Free explains how his formula can support the hormonal changes associated with menopause and make the transition comfortable and trouble free. Weight gain, lethargy, loss of libido, hot flashes may be greatly reduced. Podcast 377 about Meno-Ease:… <a href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-377-about-meno-ease/"></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-377-about-meno-ease/">Podcast 377 about Meno-Ease</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com">Life Enthusiast</a>.</p>

Master Herbalist Elijah Free explains how his formula can support the hormonal changes associated with menopause and make the transition comfortable and trouble free. Weight gain, lethargy, loss of libido, hot flashes may be greatly reduced.

Podcast 377 about Meno-Ease:

Martin: Hi everybody, this is Martin Pytela for the Life Enthusiast online radio and TV network! Today with me is Elijah Free, master herbalist and founder of Earth Friend Herb. Elijah, greetings!

Elijah: Hi, Martin, it’s very good to see you and talk to all the wonderful folks who use our products! Hi, everybody!

Martin: So I thought that today would be a wonderful time to talk about a more specialized product called Meno-Ease. What can you tell us about that?

Elijah: That’s a great product! I designed this product over 30 years ago. We wanted to create something for ladies – we had a lot of requests for that – for something that when you’re entering the first stages of menopause that would work so you don’t have to take medications. And back in those days, these types of medications were pretty intense and had a lot of side effects.

At first, we had to create this product in two parts, we couldn’t get it all in one bottle back then, it was just too complicated. Then one day I had a wonderful inspiration on how to shrink all of the ingredients into one bottle, so we simplified everything. The principle behind this is very interesting. We use a director herb, which is really a super-intelligent herb. A director herb, actually, as the name suggests, directs the other herbs in what to do.

Because every woman’s body is different, what works for one woman one day doesn’t necessarily work in two weeks. You could have 100 different women, and you could have 100 different types of metabolisms, so you would need 100 different formulas, right? So what we did, instead of trying to be overly brilliant and decide what each person’s body needed, we designed the concept around the director herb, and then we put in a bunch of other raw materials.

Now what happens is that the director herb actually gets in contact with what we could call the intelligence of the cells of the body, then it sort of orchestrates, and this is really cool, it actually orchestrates how the raw herbs will be utilized, so that each woman’s body kind of customizes it and use what it needs at that time. It works really, really well. We encourage a lot of women to try this. We found out that once women start using it, they end up wanting to use it for a very long time.

Martin: Elijah, when is the right time for a woman to consider taking it? Like, what sort of symptoms would they experiencing for you to say: Oh, yeah, this is the time to reach for Meno-Ease.

Elijah: Good question! Now this is very individual, this could happen anywhere from mid-thirties, which is incredibly young, all the way up to late fifties. So there’s not an exact set time. Like with many things in the healing arts, we have to consider the whole spectrum, not just that medium point. So in this case, it is better to look at the symptoms. Some of the first symptoms that we often see when women come into my healing office, are things like hot flashes, or you might be more irritable, and a very common symptom can be a lack of libido. Sometimes even weight gain, lethargy, any number of things. It is very individual.

We generally suggest that instead of guessing, to do some actual testing. But even if the symptoms are very mild, my suggestion is often to give the herbs a try! 

There’s nothing that’s going to work all the time, of course; I have to be upfront with this particular product. Other formulas we have, like the Fibro-Ease or the adrenal formula, those nearly always work as long as you properly diagnose the problem and use it as directed. But female hormones are a very, very complicated thing. We find it works the majority of the time, but truthfully, you will have to try to see for yourself.

Martin: We know that later in life, women can experience issues with estrogen-progesterone imbalances. Does this product address it in any way?

Elijah: Well, here’s the thing you have to be careful about. First of all, yes, it does address it. But when a person gets older, you have to sometimes check to make sure that there is not a conversion. Actually, that can happen at any age, it doesn‘t necessarily only apply to older people. So if the formula doesn’t work or if it actually stops working at some point, that’s the time to go to your doctor and get your hormones checked.

What happens is a manifestation called conversion can occur in the body, where testosterone could be turned into estrogen, estrogen could be turned into progesterone, and so on. So if the formula works for you, you’re probably in pretty good shape with that. If it doesn’t do anything, or you’ve been using it for some time and all of a sudden it stops working, that’s the time to get checked by an endocrinologist and see what’s going on.

One cool way to use this product, as we suggest with the adrenal formula or the PTSD formula, is we do what’s called a saturation.  What I mean by that is that sometimes, we need enough substance in the body to create a metabolic change, so instead of starting with the average dose of half a dropper three times a day, you should use a little bit more at first. A saturation rate for Meno-Ease might be a whole dropper three times a day until you’ve finished the first bottle, then drop down to half a dropper three times a day. It is not recommended with every formula we make, but there’s just a specific few that work very well with saturation, and Meno-Ease is one of them.

Martin: Okay! Thank you very much, Elijah! For everyone who is listening, be sure to check the links in the description of this video for more information, and also visit our website! You can also call me directly at (866) 543-3388! This is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast! We are restoring vitality to you can to the planet! See you next time!

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Master Herbalist Elijah Free explains how his formula can support the hormonal changes associated with menopause and make the transition comfortable and trouble free. Weight gain, lethargy, loss of libido, hot flashes may be greatly reduced. Master Herbalist Elijah Free explains how his formula can support the hormonal changes associated with menopause and make the transition comfortable and trouble free. Weight gain, lethargy, loss of libido, hot flashes may be greatly reduced. Podcast 377 about Meno-Ease:… Life Enthusiast 7:21
Podcast 376 about Powerful Adaptogens https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-376-powerful-adaptogens/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:04:32 +0000 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/?p=101923 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-376-powerful-adaptogens/#respond https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-376-powerful-adaptogens/feed/ 0 <p>Master Herbalist Elijah Free explains fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, how to choose between Adrenal Ease, Safe Energy, Rhodiola, Maca, all available as herbal tinctures. Podcast 375 about Powerful Adaptogens: Martin: Hi, everybody! This is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast online TV… <a href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-376-powerful-adaptogens/"></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-376-powerful-adaptogens/">Podcast 376 about Powerful Adaptogens</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com">Life Enthusiast</a>.</p>

Master Herbalist Elijah Free explains fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, how to choose between Adrenal Ease, Safe Energy, Rhodiola, Maca, all available as herbal tinctures.

Podcast 375 about Powerful Adaptogens:

Martin: Hi, everybody! This is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast online TV and radio network! Coming to you with Elijah Free, a master herbalist at Earth Friend Herb! Hello, Elijah!

Elijah: Hi, Martin! Nice to be here today! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Martin: You are welcome! Let’s talk about stress today. You have some amazing tinctures with herbal combinations that are helpful for dealing with exhaustion. We are living in an overstressed world, and I get so many calls from people saying: I am exhausted, I am dragging, I can’t get my mojo going… Why am I so tired all the time? I think you may have some answers, right?

Elijah: Yes, we do! But first, let’s talk about what can cause this extreme exhaustion. Probably the most common things these days would be things like adrenal fatigue, too much stress, and also as we talked about several times before, a MTHFR gene mutation. So we have different ways to deal with different types of tiredness; different causes need different solutions. For example, for adrenal exhaustion, we suggest our adrenal formula.

And just a side note, if you want to find a protocol to use for adrenal exhaustion, you can go www.earthfriendherb.com, and you can find all kinds of protocols on the website with product recommendations, and of course if you click on the product, it will take your right to the Life Enthusiast store, where you can purchase all of our products, and you can also get in touch with Martin, if you need more information and help.

If you are looking for something that will just give you more energy, we have our Safe Energy product we talked about before. But today, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite single herbs in the world, which is Rhodiola. We have a source of Rhodiola that comes from China, it is grown organically. I was told that some of the very, very important people in China get their Rhodiola from the same harvesting place, the same farm, so that’s  pretty exciting. It’s some of the best Rhodiola in the world that you can get.

About 8 years ago, I had a heart attack that was almost fatal. I recovered from it fantastically, even though the doctor said I wouldn’t. But when I was out of the hospital and back at work, I was exhausted, I was really having a hard time, and my energy wasn’t coming up. At that time, I had just started to study adaptogens, and as I was reading about Rhodiola, I got incredibly excited, ordered some from my favorite supplier, made some tincture, and I took it for about the next five months. At that point, at the end of those five months, I joined a gym and broke every running record I had ever made in my life. I’ll be very honest, I attribute my recovery to the Rhodiola. At least a good portion of it.

Now, what adaptogens do is this: they help your body get through stressful periods. A lot of people can’t heal, because their bodies are just too stressed. It is very common that people come in… it looks like they get all the right stuff, they do all the right things, they eat right, but they can’t seem to get better, because they are constantly stressed.  We have two classifications of herbs to help, one is tonic herbs, which we have in products like Digest Ease, that actually help the cells to absorb nutrients better, and to work better.

Rhodiola, however, you can literally say, provides the specialized nutrients to help the cell recover from the stress: from being ill, injured, hurt, sick, all kinds of things like that, and Rhodiola deals with that stress in an incredible chemical metabolic manner. Rhodiola is my favorite. I wasn’t going to do any single herb products at first, but then I chose two herbs to do singles, and that is Rhodiola and Maca. I think people really should have these two in their regimen, they are the best of the best, and you can get them at a really, really fair price.

I love Rhodiola, that herb and I are awfully close. Later, I began to reformulate some of my older formulas, and you can now see that Rhodiola in some of them, and I also started to design new formulas, and I added Rhodiola in those as well. And if you look at things they like the PTSD formula or the Cortisol-Ease, you will see a fairly‌ ‌large amount of Rhodiola in these formulas. Of course, I use a lot of other adaptogens, but Rhodiola quickly became my go-to friend, and I have to say to the Rhodiola spirit: THANK YOU! (laughs)

Martin: Wow, recovering from a heart attack is an experience that I wish on no one.

Elijah: Well, let me tell you, after about a month at the gym, I nailed five miles in under an hour. That was my average run, five miles in under an hour, I did it for years, and I could do it again after a heart attack, and I believe it was from the Rhodiola. Truthfully, I never ran that well until after a long time with Rhodiola, and I took it for years.

Martin: That is a fantastic story! Let’s talk about the other single herb you offer, which is Maca. To those who don’t actually know what Maca does, the most common marketing line is that it will get your libido going, but it really can do so much more than that, right?

Elijah: Yeah, you know, it is not really like an aphrodisiac or something, but from my experience, when I used Maca around 10-15 years ago, what it did for me as a male, I was feeling younger, this is what happened in terms of libido. It didn’t just give me more libido or make me more interested, it overall made me feel like my whole body used to feel when I was younger, and the libido was a part of that. I really liked how that worked a lot, it felt very natural.

Martin: And it works for all genders, right?

Elijah: Oh, it works extremely well for all genders! According to the studies it works on all kinds of little mammals, too! (laughs)

Martin: (laughing) All the rabbits!

Elijah: (laughing) That was in the advertising! I won’t even go into it, but they quoted all the stuff about little animals, and I thought: Wow, I feel like a squirrel! It’s a wonderful herb, and it really helps a lot of people. It actually appears in our Meno-Ease formula too.

Martin: So do you use these single herb tinctures in combination with the Adrenal-Ease, if you are a person that has been really run down?

Elijah: Well, you can use Rhodiola with Adrenal-Ease for sure, but Maca is already in it, so there is no reason for that. The Rhodiola itself is the one that actually rebuilds from the foundation up, but you have to take it for an extended period of time, we are not talking a few weeks, we are talking six months, a year! I took it for a year and a half. Doctors, first of all, couldn’t figure out why or how I survived, and then they called me the suicide guy when I told them I was running and doing all that weight lifting. I tried to explain that it was Rhodiola that helped me, but they didn’t believe it.

So I would say that if you want a single herb for recovery, Rhodiola is the one. If you are really low on energy, Adrenal-Ease is great. I think everyone should get tested for MTHFR because it is very common! And then, if the person does not have MTHFR, we can address the problem one way, but if they have MTHFR, we need to go about the same problem in a different way. There’s not a middle ground in the two. So the way that we actually treat has changed, because if the person does have MTHFR, the first thing you have to do is you have to treat the MTHFR, because if you don’t, you can try everything else but it won’t work as well, because you cannot get the good stuff and nutrients into the cells.

Martin: Okay, wonderful! Elijah, thank you very much!

Elijah: Thank you very much, Martin! I’m always so grateful to chat with you!

Martin: Thank you for listening, everybody. Head over to our website to learn more about these wonderful products, or call me directly! My number is (866) 543-3388! This is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast, we are restoring vitality to you and to the planet! See you next time!

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Master Herbalist Elijah Free explains fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, how to choose between Adrenal Ease, Safe Energy, Rhodiola, Maca, all available as herbal tinctures. Podcast 375 about Powerful Adaptogens: Martin: Hi, everybody! Master Herbalist Elijah Free explains fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, how to choose between Adrenal Ease, Safe Energy, Rhodiola, Maca, all available as herbal tinctures. Podcast 375 about Powerful Adaptogens: Martin: Hi, everybody! This is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast online TV… Life Enthusiast 10:00
Podcast 375 about Safe Energy https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-375-about-safe-energy/ Tue, 22 Oct 2019 05:00:39 +0000 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/?p=100360 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-375-about-safe-energy/#respond https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-375-about-safe-energy/feed/ 0 <p>Master Herbalist Elijah Free explains sustained, safe energy that keeps us going without a crash that is experienced by users of caffeinated energy drinks (like the Red Bull). Podcast 375 about Safe Energy: Martin: Hello, everyone! This is Martin Pytela… <a href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-375-about-safe-energy/"></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-375-about-safe-energy/">Podcast 375 about Safe Energy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com">Life Enthusiast</a>.</p>

Master Herbalist Elijah Free explains sustained, safe energy that keeps us going without a crash that is experienced by users of caffeinated energy drinks (like the Red Bull).

Podcast 375 about Safe Energy:

Martin: Hello, everyone! This is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast online radio and TV network. With me today is Elijah Free, master herbalist and founder of Earth Friend Herb. Hi, Elijah!

Elijah: Hi, Martin! Good to see you!

Martin: Today we are talking about a product that I’m very excited to have access to. It’s called Safe Energy. Elijah, please tell us the whole story behind this product.

Elijah: Oh, I’d love to! The concept of the name came to me years ago. I was thinking it’d be great to do an energy promoting product. I was looking at all those energy products out there and just seeing how many of them had caffeine, a lot of them had Ma Huang, which is like legal speed, fortunately they tried to take it off the market, so you don’t see it that much anymore.  

There used to be what was called a stack. It was caffeine, aspirin, and Ma Huang [ephedra]. I used to see people at the gym take it, it sort of came on slowly, and then all of a sudden you are like open wide eyed. Of course, most of the speed products, if you use them over a period of time, they could affect your adrenals and do serious damage to your health.

So when I was going to design this Safe Energy product, I was asking myself: what do I actually want to do? I want to increase a person’s energy. So the next question is what is energy? At the time, I was a real gym buddy, so I designed it and was going to use this supplement at the gym. I think I was 63 or 64 years old, just getting back there – I was actually recovering from a heart attack – so I hadn’t been to the gym in quite some time. So this was the first time I was going to use a product like that, I was using it to help me recover from heart attack, but I never used it for an athletic endeavor.

Now, one of the wonderful ways it works is it gives you sustainable energy. It isn’t like, wow, we just took a rocket ship up to the stratosphere here, oops, the caffeine wore off so I am going to come down, I’m going to crash quick, give me more coffee! Give me something to get me back up there! or whatever.

Rather it takes you to a lovely place, doesn’t go way too high, it gets you to a balanced energy level and then you just don’t get tired and you don’t crash. So the concept of it is sustainable energy. The thing we found with a lot of people who like to use a lot of the heavy energy products, “Red Bulls” and all those things, they want to take it very high very quickly, they want to feel like that rocket ship that just took off with turbo fuel.

Our product doesn’t do that. Like I said, it gives you sustainable, good, lasting energy. But it doesn’t crash. When you start to feel a little tired, you can take some more. It is a tincture, you take it and count to about four, and it kicks in really nicely.

It is a collection of adaptogens that work together to increase energy levels for people. One of the effects of this tincture is fabulous mental clarity. We have a lot of students using it to stay up at night. Truck drivers that need to drive all night use it too. A great thing about Safe Energy is that unlike caffeine products, you don’t have to wait for it to wear off, you can go right to sleep when you need to – you don’t have to take something else to calm your body down.

That is why we named it Safe Energy, because it just doesn’t create any kind of problems, and it always works. But the mental clarity part of it is wonderful, a lot of people use it for meditation. When I use Safe Energy for myself, that would be for a gym endeavor, maybe I’m going out for a long hike, sometimes at work, for example this Friday in my clinic, I had a 12.5 hour work day, so I took some Safe Energy during the day.  

Here is something I would like to point out. If you have someone who is in adrenal exhaustion, you have to be really careful with this adaptogenic formula. You don’t want to push the person’s system, because their body is exhausted, and in such cases you need to start building from the bottom up. However, I have found that a number of people with adrenal exhaustion actually have MTHFR, which makes them more susceptible to some of those other small viruses like Epstein Barr, for example.

Martin: So let’s just say that person already knows they have the MTHFR genes, would you then say go with the Cell-Ease and Cell-Ease Support first, and on the hard days or difficult days add the Safe Energy?

Elijah: Yes, exactly that. The Safe Energy is not going to wind a person up. So over a period of time it can help to build your energy up slowly. But I’ll be really truthful here, if you have had chronic fatigue going on for a long time, go with Rhodiola and just stay with it before moving forward.

Martin: Okay! Thank you very much, Elijah! And to everyone listening, be sure to check out the other videos about Earth Friend Herb products. All of the links are going to be listed below in the description of this video or the blog post, depends on where you are watching us. This is Martin Pytela from Life Enthusiast! We are restoring vitality to you and to the planet! See you next time!

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Magnesium is one of the four most important minerals that the human body requires. It is a cornerstone piece of all physiology in the human body. Learn all about different forms and uses of this important mineral with Martin and Miri!

Podcast 374 about Magnesium

Martin: Hi everybody! This is Martin Pytela, health coach at Life Enthusiast! We are coming to you with the goal of restoring vitality to you, and to the planet. Today I have with me Miri Okocha, one of our clients for many years, who also recently joined us on our mission. Hi Miri!

Miri: Hi Martin. How are you? I’m so excited to talk to you today! You know, I brought up talking about this topic today, because just like you, I’m on a mission to help people have better health. And as you know, I have struggled with my own health concerns. You know, I am a woman in my sixties, I’ll be 63 next week. I struggled with weight, fatigue, and overall just not feeling my best. And like so many people who are struggling are looking for ways to improve their health, I’ve been wanting to improve mine! And it was only after I met you that I was able to actually find solutions to these struggles and problems I was dealing with. And I really feel that without your help, it wouldn’t be possible for me to enjoy my life again.

I really think life is to be enjoyed, and I’m on a mission to help not only myself, but other people as well. And as you know, I’ve been really enjoying all of the products that you suggested, and my health has improved immensely. Over the past year that I’ve really worked with you closely, I have just got more and more energy, and I feel like I have more energy than I did in my twenties, which is pretty amazing. And I’ve learned that it’s possible to feel better as you age, which has been a real revelation to me.

So, Martin, I’d like to just really get to the point of this discussion, and kind of pick your brain about what you think are the critical elements to improving someone’s health, especially aging people.

Martin: You know, the transformation that you have enjoyed was a process of education. I remember you telling me that you were going to do an experiment with a weight loss technique, and it just blew up in your face. And I said it was going to blow up in your face and you went ahead and it blew up in your face. And then you were just shocked when I told you to do exactly the opposite of what all the nutritionists and gurus and whoever was telling you. And then you were saying: “I cannot believe that I’m doing all these things, and they are making me feel better.”

Miri: You know, it’s really funny because it was the opposite! You told me how to eat for my metabolic type, and I had no idea that eating protein and fat would make me lose weight. I thought protein and fat was making me gain weight! And when I stopped eating carbs and especially cutting out gluten, as you suggested, the fat started to melt off of me, I could not believe it! And my friends couldn’t believe it either!

Martin: Yeah, I hear that you’re now turning heads…

Miri: Yes, well, it’s true! And in my sixties I didn’t really think that was going to happen again!

Martin: One of the things that was not working for you was chronic inflammation, that was showing up in various symptoms. For you, it was fatigue, aches and pains, stiffness here and there, and things like that. As the level of inflammation has decreased, these symptoms are receding, right?

Miri: Absolutely. As a matter of fact, they’re all gone! There’s just one little residual thing, that is going away now too, especially after taking some enzymes, MSM, and the Powertein that you suggested, it’s quickly subsiding. So I really can’t believe all the great benefits that I’m feeling. It’s really amazing. It’s nothing short of a miracle. I don‘t want to sound too over the top, but I am just so grateful that I found you and all these products!

Martin: Great! There is no one-size-fits-all approach, it’s very individual. It depends on your biological individuality. Our method is founded on helping you to understand what’s right for you, and what’s not right for you. We help you discover it, we uncover it, and we unpacked the problems and then reverse them. And as soon as you eliminate things that are causing your issues and start supplying the body with things that build health and healthy tissue, it doesn’t take long for you to feel a whole lot younger, more energetic, and overall healthier!

Miri: Absolutely, much to my amazement! Magnesium was one of the very first things that you had me taking, so I was hoping that we could talk a little bit about that today.

Martin: You know that’s a very important point. Magnesium is one of the four cornerstone minerals that the human body requires. There’s the pair called calcium-magnesium, that controls the autonomic nervous system. Calcium activates the fight or flight stress side of it, and magnesium activates the opposite: the rest, repair, and digest. Calcium will raise your blood pressure, magnesium will lower it. Calcium will wake you up, magnesium will put you to sleep. So that’s a cornerstone piece of all physiology in the human body.

If you have symptoms that are inflammatory, that means the sympathetic nervous system is being overly active. If you have symptoms like high blood pressure or diabetes, pre-diabetes, aches, pains, arthritis, it usually means the opposite. There are 300 different physiological processes that we have a list of on our website, that are influenced by the calcium-magnesium interplay, that the autonomic nervous system controls. And if you are deficient in magnesium, you’re going to have any or all of the possible symptoms. Not just one, but multiple symptoms.

Miri: So tell me just a little bit about some of the most common consequences of not having enough magnesium. How would I know that I’m deficient in it?

Martin: You would find it difficult to relax, so you would be tense. You would be easy to upset and difficult to calm down. Your blood pressure would tend to be on the higher side. You would have trouble going to sleep. Your muscles are going to be stiff rather than supple. Wrinkles would start showing up stronger than before.

Miri: That’s true. My wrinkles have certainly been going away! So I’m assuming the benefits of taking magnesium are feeling calmer, better ability to rest, better sleep, having more youthful appearance… And also, there are digestive benefits to taking magnesium that I’ve discovered.

Martin: That’s right. Magnesium activates the peristalsis, the muscle contraction and relaxation. Peristalsis in the arteries shows itself as lower blood pressure. Peristalsis in the digestive system shows itself as smooth, regular elimination.

Miri: So who should be taking magnesium in general, and how often should they be taking it? I think that’s a question that comes up often for people.

Martin: There is a tragic deficiency of magnesium in foods grown in North America. There’s a depletion of magnesium in the soils in which all of the foods are grown. So from the get go, 70-80% of the population is deficient, 60% clinically deficient. That’s why we see these high rates of high blood pressure, and high rates of cholesterol issues, and high rates of insomnia, nervousness, or anxiety. All that stuff is directly related to the imbalance between calcium and magnesium.

Miri: What I think is so sad about that, too, is that people attribute that often to just getting older. I’ve come to discover in working with you that it’s not about getting older! It’s really about providing your body with what it needs, so the process of healing can take place in the body and reach homeostasis.

Martin: Yeah, that’s a beautiful word! Homeostasis means balance. The body naturally strives towards homeostasis provided we give it the inputs it needs. And magnesium is the input that activates the rest, repair, and digest mode, which is the parasympathetic side of the autonomic nervous system. That’s the side that helps you repair, because if you don’t repair, you just keep adding to the damage and wear out!

Miri: The thing I know about our physiology is it’s either improving, or it’s degrading. It’s either getting better, or getting worse. It really never stays the same. You know, everything in the body is constantly moving and changing, and we make new cells all the time. I took a lot of anatomy and physiology in college, because I was a pre-med major, as you know. So I almost went into medicine, but instead ended up in more of a health education type of a profession.

So if your cells are constantly changing, and either getting better or getting worse, you should be feeding them with the proper nutrients, so they’re always getting better. People think getting worse is just a natural part of aging. And because a lot of people don’t understand the way their physiology works, they do age in a not so graceful fashion, and they think it’s just normal. But it’s not normal! Our food is abnormal. Our food supply isn’t nourishing us in the way it could.

There are different forms of magnesium, right? You’ve explained to me that magnesium that’s just gathered from minerals isn’t really in the bioavailable form, so your body can’t readily absorb it, or it might absorb a very small amount but not enough to really be that beneficial. Can you just talk a little bit about the form of magnesium? Can you just go to CVS and buy a bottle of magnesium?

Martin: So we humans are not really quite capable of turning rocks into a bio available material. It really starts in the soil, and in the soil there are microbes, and these microbes are creating this acidic environment in which the minerals are converted to a bioavailable form, and then the roots of the plants draw it up into themselves, making it available for humans and animals, when we eat the plant directly, or eat the meat from an animal that was fed with these plants.

There are more forms of bioavailable magnesium. If magnesium reacts with citric acid, for example with lemon juice, it creates magnesium citrate. If magnesium reacts with malic acid, which is the acid that makes apple sour, we will have magnesium malate. If we let magnesium react with hydrochloric acid, that is found in our stomachs, we end up with magnesium chloride. Those are the basic ones. Some amino acids may make magnesium even more available.

Most supplement manufacturers try to supplement magnesium orally, in the form of pills or capsules you have to swallow. Magnesium in a clinical dose will trigger a bowel flush. It over activates the peristalsis so much, that you empty your bowel within 20-30 minutes if you take a high enough dose of magnesium. And what kind of a dose would that be? One teaspoon of ionic magnesium solution has somewhere around 500-600 milligrams of magnesium, for example magnesium chloride has 538 milligrams of magnesium per teaspoon. (Note: the amount of magnesium that will trigger the bowel flush varies. Start with one teaspoon, and repeat every 30 minutes until the bowel moves. If you take too much, it will be with cramps and a great deal of urgency.)

Once you have it in a liquid form, it’s absorbable. If you drink it, it’s going to go through the digestive system and trigger the bowel flush effect. But there is a way to bypass that and avoid this unwanted effect! If you use the ionic form of magnesium, and by ionic we mean dissolved in water, you can put it on your body topically, instead of drinking or eating it! Everything that you put on your skin, good or bad, will absorb directly into your body, whether it’s a lipstick, deodorant, perfume, or magnesium.

Miri: That’s true! We need to be careful of what we are putting on our skin, right?

Martin: Right! In this case, it is a desirable thing. We can apply magnesium, allow it to penetrate through the skin, and be absorbed directly into the lymphatic and circulatory systems, bypassing the digestion. Thereby avoiding ill effects while getting all of the benefits.

Miri: It is actually better for you to have it absorbed directly through the skin, because all that magnesium that flushes through your system when you ingest it, isn’t really giving you many benefits. You may think you’re getting enough magnesium, but you’re really not.

Martin: Right, because  when you take it orally, and you trigger the flush effect, it’s just going through, passing you by, so to speak, without really getting enough time to be absorbed.

Anyway, we use this special technique, it’s the energetic structuring of water. This is not the most well known fact, but water can be treated in such a way that its surface tension is lowered, and its clustering is smaller, so that it becomes more penetrable to the human tissue, through the skin and directly into the cells.

Miri: And what does that mean for the magnesium? Are we putting the magnesium in that structured water?

Martin: Yeah, that’s the idea. Whatever we put into that specially treated water is going to be transported through the skin into the lymphatic and circulatory systems more effectively. So in our case, we use magnesium chloride, because chlorides are really important for our digestion, for the strength of the ability to digest food, they are used in the stomach to build hydrochloric acid. Chlorides are also involved in carbon dioxide management. If you are under chlorinated, you are going to have difficulty with the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide, and the pH balance in the body.

Miri: A lot of people think that chlorine is bad for you – is it different from chloride?

Martin: Yes, chlorine is a gas, Cl2, two molecules of chlorine bound to one another, and it is very toxic. It’s especially damaging to microbes, including those living in our digestive system, where the majority of our immune system is located. It is an ironic thing: we put chlorine into drinking water to kill the microbes, because of pathogenic microbes in that water that are harmful to us. But at the same time, we then drink that chlorinated water, and as we ingest it, it’s going to kill the desirable microbes together with the undesirable microbes inside of us.

But back to magnesium! We recommend using it topically, and we use it in combination with chloride. The other one that is very well known as “Epsom salt” is magnesium sulfate, SO4. We offer topical magnesium in several forms.

We have what we call Magnesium Oil. It is not really an oil, but there is a slick feeling when you run it between your fingers, so it feels like oil. That is the fully saturated solution, as concentrated as we can make it. It has 538 milligrams of magnesium per teaspoon.

Miri: And how much do you recommend using?

Martin: A typical desirable dose is about 1000 milligrams a day, so maybe two teaspoons of that. People who suffer from migraines should double that.

Miri: So you recommend that migraine sufferers put it on their temples maybe? Or can they just put it all over the body?

Martin: All over the body for sure. I mean, I would definitely put it on the temples and back of the neck, that would probably be like ½ a teaspoon, and you need at least 2 teaspoons, so you can spread it all over the body.

Magnesium will relax muscles that are tense, so it can help with muscle cramps. Undo cramps. If you are quick to injure, if you have problems running and staying relaxed, put magnesium all over before you hit the track. If only the football players and sprinters and other people who tend to injure themselves on the field started putting magnesium oil on themselves before activity, they would be injury free, most likely.

So that was the Magnesium oil. We also have it in the form of gel. It contains sodium alginate, an extract from seaweed, which is what gives the product its gel consistency. That’s about 50% concentrated compared to the oil. And then we have another form we call Magnesium Gel with Aloe Vera, that is 75% concentrated. The gel version is more soothing on the skin, less sticky than the oil version. Some people may also prefer to use the magnesium chloride flakes in their bath, or in a foot soak.

Miri: If you aren’t quite sure what form you should take, you can always give us a call at Life Enthusiast and have a chat!

Martin: Right! Call us at (866)543-3388! We also have a product called Topically Everything, it contains the same structured water with magnesium, and it contains ingredients from plants that are very rich in nutrients. It contains the extract of alfalfa and seaweed. Alfalfa is an amazing plant, because it grows roots down to 20-30 feet deep, so it extracts minerals from deeper layers of soil than ordinary plants like tomatoes and potatoes for example. And of course, seaweed is full of minerals from the sea. There is plenty of magnesium in the seawater.

Miri: And I’m assuming that it is really about bio-available, right? Are there various forms of magnesium in the sea water.

Martin: Well, it’s in ionic form, which again means dissolved in water, so there will be the sulfates, chlorides, and maybe other forms. When magnesium is ionic, it is always bio-available, as is the calcium and sodium for example. Only when they come out of the solution they go crystalline, and therefore not absorbable for the human body.

We have also developed one product called Topically EveryPain, which is the same formula as the original Topically Everything, but we have added valerian root extract to it.

Miri: Oh, valerian root is very relaxing, I have used that before when I had a hard time sleeping.

Martin: Its unfortunate characteristic is that it smells like a wet dog. (laughs) So we have added some essential oils to it, and we have two versions of it. One that we call the W, which has wintergreen in it, ideal for people who are going to go athletic with it on, and the other one we call F, which has frankincense in it, and that is for people who are looking for mood balancing, anti-anxiety effects.

Miri: Wow, that is an amazing variety of different types of magnesium that we offer!

Martin: Indeed! And yet that there are some marketers that are still trying to reinvent the wheel! I had just recently read about pico-size mineral particles. Pico is like 1000 times smaller than micro, or 100 times smaller than nano. But you know, once you dissolve something in water, it goes ionic, which means that the ion of magnesium, the Mg2 molecule, is loose. You cannot make it any smaller. It is the smallest size it can possibly be. I guess it’s just a marketing technique that makes it sound really special.

Miri: I know from experience that the products you offer on Life Enthusiast are incredible quality, and I hope that more people will partake of them, because I’ve never experienced products like these before. And I’ve been a natural healing student since I was 17; I’ve been into this my whole life, even though I haven’t been really working in this field. I’ve been in health education, but not necessarily in nutrition, and I’ve just never experienced such a high quality in products until I found Life Enthusiast. I think more people should be using your products, I hope more people will learn about them and experience the benefits, because it is truly life-changing.

Martin: Thank you! It is all about understanding what is important versus what’s just superfluous fluff.

Miri: Yeah, marketing. I’m a marketer, so I think I can criticize my own industry a little bit. (laughs)

Martin: Sure thing. All right. So that’s pretty much all the basic info about our magnesium products! Just pour it on the palm of your hand and rub it on your skin. You can also dilute it with a little bit more water, pour it into a spray bottle, and spray all over your body. We have these bottles available in our store as well, but you might have 10 of them sitting around the house, because you bought and used up other supplements that are sold in these simple spray bottles. The Topically Everything and Topically EveryPain are actually sold in the spray bottle automatically.

Miri: Great! I haven’t tried the ones in spray bottles, so I’m looking forward to try those as well! Every time we talk about something new, you always laugh at me, because I always say: Oh, I need to try that one too! Thank you, Martin, for talking to me about magnesium today! And I hope this was educational for the people that are watching this. And of course, as Martin said, you can call him at any time at Life Enthusiast’s and find out more!

Martin: Yes, you can find me at www.life-enthusiast.com, the phone number is (866)543-3388! We are here to restore vitality to you and to the planet.

Miri: Very good. Thank you, Martin!

Martin: Thank you!

 

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Podcast 373 about Fighting Viruses and Infection with Earth Friend Herb Formulas https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-373-about-fighting-viruses-and-infection-with-earth-friend-herb-formulas/ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:35:33 +0000 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/?p=97831 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-373-about-fighting-viruses-and-infection-with-earth-friend-herb-formulas/#respond https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-373-about-fighting-viruses-and-infection-with-earth-friend-herb-formulas/feed/ 0 <p>Master Herbalist Elijah Free describes his formulas – Song of the Nightingale is ideal for soothing sore throats, chest congestion, colds, lung issues, made especially for singers and public speakers who need to worry about their voice. It will also… <a href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-373-about-fighting-viruses-and-infection-with-earth-friend-herb-formulas/"></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-373-about-fighting-viruses-and-infection-with-earth-friend-herb-formulas/">Podcast 373 about Fighting Viruses and Infection with Earth Friend Herb Formulas</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com">Life Enthusiast</a>.</p>

Master Herbalist Elijah Free describes his formulas – Song of the Nightingale is ideal for soothing sore throats, chest congestion, colds, lung issues, made especially for singers and public speakers who need to worry about their voice. It will also improve breath and mild stomach discomfort. Immunagen is the formula for building up the immune system to defend against infections especially when dealing with airplane travel, and working with small children.

Podcast 373 about Fighting Viruses and Infection with Earth Friend Herb Formulas

Martin: Greetings, everyone! This is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast online radio and TV network. We are restoring vitality to you and to the planet! Today with me again is Elijah Free, master herbalist, and founder of the Earth Friend Herb company. Hello, Elijah!

Elijah: Hi, Martin! Great to be here today! Thank you so much for the opportunity.

Martin: Awesome! You are welcome! I would like you to please help explain to our listeners this formula you created that you named Song of the Nightingale. It’s quite an evocative name.

Elijah: Thank you! It’s actually a very evocative formula. This is a very old formula. I have to say this formula has probably undergone more changes over the years than just about anything I’ve done. This concept started when I was in my first or second year of practicing, so it was probably around 1982 or 1983. And I was doing the study of oils at that time. I was living in Massachusetts at the time, and in winter there was a plague of sore throats and chest problems. We weren’t selling herbs at that time, everything was just being made for my own practice. And I was still learning everything, I was very excited about my career – I’m still just as excited, probably even more! So we came up with this concept, and it’s actually what’s called a “tincture syrup”.

Martin: Please tell me when and why I would want to use it.

Elijah: Well, anything related to a sore throat, chest colds, anything to do with lungs or sore throat. If you are a speaker, if you’re a singer, if you talk a lot, that’s something you might want to use. If you are talking with people a whole bunch, it makes your voice sound gorgeous on it. We sell this to singers and all kinds of professional people like that, but it’s great for anything that has to do with the throat, lungs, and especially the chest.
When I work with my patients at Bodywork, I take some before every time I work with them. It gives me fresh breath that smells like mild, lovely peppermint. So if you’re around people, take a shot of it, probably about a quarter of a dropper. I do bodywork all day, and I’m up close with people. You could even eat garlic, and this product is going to take care of your breath. It also soothes the stomach. It’s one of the finest things for that. Now I’m going to mention because of the oils used in this product, this is not safe for small children, and it’s also not recommended for pregnant women for the same reason.

So now let’s talk about how we made it. It has a base of organic honey in organic vegetable glycerin. Then we make a herbal tincture extract, mix the whole thing up, and then we add the oils. Then we let it sit for about five days to just sort of let the ingredients come together before we package it.
I personally love this formula. The funny thing is, when I first made it, it wasn’t for over the counter, so we used herbs at the time that we could use in practice that we couldn’t sell over the counter, so it actually looked completely different back then, except for the oils and the base. And today, when fall and winter comes, that stuff just flies right off the shelves. Also, it works really well with Immunagen. So if you have a flu or cold and you’ve got all of the chest issues that come with them, you can use these two together.

Martin: All right! Well, now that you mentioned Immunagen, can you please explain how that works?

Elijah: Okay! Immunagen is our immune system formula. At first, we created three different formulas for different types of sickness you might experience. Immunagen is created to strengthen your immune system, and it can be used on a regular basis.

Years ago, when the market opened up, and all kinds of materials started to be imported to the US, you couldn’t really trust these sources, you had no idea where they were grown, how they were grown, if they were sprayed with something, or maybe even irradiated. So at that time, a worldwide standard had to be created for imports like that. So now we can get herbs from China, from India, from all over the world, and everything is inspected and held to the same standard. The places that we order from also do the same thing, everything goes through spectroanalysis before we can get it. So as a result of these changes, we are guaranteed exactly the quality we are asking for. We can actually get a certificate of authenticity on every raw piece of material that we get.

The reason I’m telling you that is when that happened, we could start designing our products differently, because there were things that we could not use around the world before, and now we could. And that’s when Immunagen happened. We have mushrooms from China. We have Prickly Ash bark from other islands, we have Condurango that grows up in the Andes, and so on.

Anyhow, I wanted to tell that story because the herb market has changed so drastically in the last 40+ years I’ve been in it, not always for the better, but this was one of the best things that ever happened to us and to the consumer.

Martin: Yes, standardized and certified ingredients, that’s an important thing, because we can make repeat batches of products with these imported materials with the same performance and same quality every time.
So the Immunagen, you would be taking that when you are faced with a lot of public cross contamination risk, like air travel or…

Elijah: Anything like colds, flus, lung problems, all sorts of things like that. We have a whole group of teachers that when the school season starts, like two weeks before the year school starts, they come and buy the big 4oz bottles we have, and they’ll take it the entire season and they don’t get sick at all.

Martin: Thank you, Elijah, for this quick introduction of Immunagen and Song of The Nightingale for our listeners! Thank you for listening, everyone! Be sure to check our website for more information about Earth Friend Herb products! This is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast – we are restoring vitality to you and to the planet!

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Podcast 372 about Microbiome and Gut Health https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-372-about-microbiome-and-gut-health/ Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:32:36 +0000 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/?p=97226 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-372-about-microbiome-and-gut-health/#respond https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-372-about-microbiome-and-gut-health/feed/ 0 <p>80% of our immune system is located in the gut, so taking care of our intestines, our microbiome especially is crucial for our overall health.  Our body is an amazing machine that knows how to heal itself once it has… <a href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-372-about-microbiome-and-gut-health/"></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-372-about-microbiome-and-gut-health/">Podcast 372 about Microbiome and Gut Health</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com">Life Enthusiast</a>.</p>

80% of our immune system is located in the gut, so taking care of our intestines, our microbiome especially is crucial for our overall health.  Our body is an amazing machine that knows how to heal itself once it has the raw materials to do that!

Podcast 372 about Microbiome and Gut Health

Martin: Hello, everybody! Martin Pytela here, health coach at Life Enthusiast! Today, I’m sitting here with Miri Okocha, and we are talking about the digestive health and the microbiome, buzzwords that we have been hearing a lot lately. I’m listening to shows and lectures about these subjects all the time, so to me, it seems like the most obvious thing, I think that “of course, everybody knows why the microbiome is important, of course, everybody knows what makes it better or worse.” And then I talk to Miri, and Miri says…

Miri: (laughing) I say: every time I talk to someone about this topic, I am shocked by how little people really know about it. We listen and learn about this stuff all the time, because we’re really tapped into it, but there are a lot of people that don’t really understand what the microbiome is and why it’s so important. So, I convinced you to let me just talk for a couple of minutes at the beginning of this discussion, just to lay the groundwork for those who don’t really understand it.

Martin: So, please, pretend for two minutes that I have asked you a question. Well, what is this microbiome, Miri?

Miri: Well, the microbiome is what’s in your gut, basically. It’s the wall of your gut lining and what is contained within that lining in your gut. That one-cell thick wall is a barrier between you and the outside environment. All those little cells of your gut lining are held together with what are called tight junctions, it’s like velcro that holds the cells together.

And there’s been some research done by a lot of doctors and medical researchers that say that within 15 minutes of ingesting something that contains either glyphosate or some kind of chemical in it, or a food that’s been genetically modified in some way, it only takes about 15 minutes to destroy those little tight junctions. Those tight junctions are what’s keeping toxicity out of your system, so when those tight junctions are destroyed, the toxic materials leak directly into your bloodstream. What’s even more important is that 80% of your immune system resides right behind that gut lining. So every time those toxins leak and get behind that lining, it’s basically assaulting your entire immune system. So not only is your body fighting the toxicity, it’s also weakening your own ability to produce the white blood cells that are working as your first line defense against pathogens or things that cause disease in your body.

So it’s crucial that you focus on healing your gut lining and your microbiome. Until you do that, you’re going to have so many health problems. At least that’s what all the recent medical research is showing. My own experience in healing my microbiome was that I started to really lose weight, I started to have enormous amounts of energy… of course, there were other things involved there, but the microbiome was a huge part of that.

Martin: Right. There are actually two different things to focus on. One is the barrier, the lining of our gut, which a single cell thick separation. It looks like stretched cellophane, that holds the foreign substances where they need to be, and this is where the microbes live. The second thing is that those microbes we talk about as the microbiome, microbes that we carry within us. They live on the “dirty” side, that runs between the mouth and the anus (which technically could be thought of as being outside of the body). The gut lining is a wall of separation to the “sterile” side, and only sterile things should make it through that barrier. If non-sterile things get through, that’s where the warfare begins.

Miri: Exactly. Warfare is a really good way to put it. We don’t even know that there is a war raging, but when you start getting bloated and you start feeling really bad, that’s the first place I would look into, to see if your microbiome is out of whack.

Martin: What do you tell people wrecks their microbiome? What do they need to worry about? What makes it worse?

Miri: Eating the wrong foods, eating gluten, eating things with chemicals like glyphosate. Any produce that’s grown in a non-organic fashion or is genetically modified is most likely going to be sprayed with glyphosate, and glyphosate is a poison to our bodies. This food, I like how you call it Frankenfood, which always makes me laugh, because it’s really what it is, it’s not really food. It’s a food-like substance, that makes you feel like you’re eating food, but you’re not. And companies that are growing these Frankenfoods are making tons of money off of it. The pharmaceutical companies are also making tons of money, because they try to fix the symptoms that we’re getting from eating them, but our health is going down the tubes!

There’s a lot of research now stating that all diseases are on the rise, autism is on the rise, and all of these things are being proven to be caused by an upset in your microbiome. This is actually the biggest breakthrough in medical research right now: the microbiome area. There are thousands of research papers being written on this every year now, and a lot of the pharmaceutical and supplement companies are trying to understand how to capitalize on this. And we happen to be at least one step ahead of it, and that’s why I wanted to talk to you today, Martin!

I’ve had such tremendous success with healing my own microbiome with some of your products, and I wanted you to share my story with people to show them how they can heal their own microbiome!

Martin: I actually get quite amused when I see the advertisements on television, where you see the belly doing the hula dance, being happy and all of that, just because somebody ate yogurt that has two strains of special bacteria in it.

Miri: Yes, and lots of sugar, which actually grows the bad microbes. (laughs)

Martin: The natural microbiome is very diverse. In fact, it should be said that diversity (the number of different species that live within the gut of the person) is often an indicator of a healthy microbiome. It isn‘t necessarily the quantity, the weight, but more the diversity.

Miri: Which really speaks to the Strata Flora I’ve been taking! When I look on the shelves in some health food stores, I can see probiotics that have maybe eight or nine strains of bacteria, and they say: “We have billions of these in each capsule!” But unfortunately, it’s billions of the same thing, instead of having that biological diversity like you’re saying.

Strata Flora has 77 strains of probiotics, and not just probiotics, but also prebiotics, which are very important! The probiotics will die off really quickly if they don’t have food to fuel themselves. You have to feed these microbes in your gut in order for them to be what we call self-colonising. They will live and thrive in your digestive system, and they’ll be more effective if they have food themselves – and that is what prebiotics are for.

Martin: The important part for us to understand is that we humans don’t actually digest anything. The microbes are actually taking apart the food we eat, and what they process is what we absorb. Ingesting something doesn’t necessarily mean that you absorb anything out of it. It’s the microbes that take it apart and make it available to us.

Miri: That was a really surprising thing that I learned from you, and also from listening to some of the lectures that you shared with me. Some of these scientists are saying that we’re only 10% human. The rest of it is a foreign entity that’s keeping us alive, and we just don’t understand it. We are actually very complex creatures; we are sort of like a universe of beings in our own bodies. But we think it’s just us because we’re the ones experiencing it, we don’t understand all the things that are going on inside of us. It’s really amazing!

Martin: Yeah, we are more like a traveling containers for all the other species living within us! You put two points out. One was the probiotic. Yes, the probiotic bacteria is what eats the food that makes it available to me. But they themselves require prebiotics, mostly fructo-oligo-saccharides, that they live on. It’s a high fiber plant material that they require, but they also require what we call the humus from the soil; it is the environment in which they thrive. Humic acid electrically enables them to communicate with one another and create a healthy environment. It’s an entire ecosystem that is interdependent, and when we throw it off with assaults, we cause trouble.

Let me just mention a few examples of what I mean by assaults. The most common one is chlorine, drinking chlorinated water. The second one you already mentioned, the glyphosate. Glyphosate or Roundup has been used in all kinds of foods, and it’s been sold to us as perfectly benign, because it doesn’t affect the mammals directly, but it negatively affects the microorganisms in our gut. So when we ingest it even in small quantities, it’s actually screwing up the microbiome. And then the other things would be consumption of other chemicals, such as over the counter and prescription drugs, including birth control, alcohol, and of course diet.

When you consume large amounts of refined carbohydrates such as high fructose corn syrup, flour, sugar, those foods directly feed certain subspecies of the micro-organisms. We are well familiar with the terms candida, and candida overgrowth. When a diet is out of balance, it disproportionately feeds certain organisms and creates imbalances that are reflected in our health.

Miri:  And candida causes a lot of illness. I had a dear friend whose wife died from cancer, and they found an overgrowth of candida in her body after she died. And that was enough proof to me that I needed to get my microbiome in order.

You also mentioned cell communication. One thing that I didn’t mention about those tight junctions between the cells and the gut lining is the communication part, there are these little tiny fiber optic channels that help our cells communicate with each other, but when the microbiome or the gut lining is destroyed, cells can’t communicate properly. And it’s not just the gut barrier, but the blood-brain barrier works exactly the same way. So if your gut is destroyed, your blood-brain barrier is destroyed, and if you wake up with a foggy brain and you are bloated, your microbiome is definitely not in good shape!

Martin: Yeah, we do say: Leaky gut = leaky brain. And oftentimes, you actually get the leaky brain symptoms first. The brain fog, the inability to recall things, the “would you please hand me that what-is-it-called…” That for sure is a sign of the inability to feed your brain cells adequately.

Miri: Your brain controls every function in your body! So it is not just a memory problem or a foggy brain. It really affects everything, our heart, breathing, everything!

Martin: We need to support the ecosystem. It is all interconnected, everything depends on something else. Like in nature, for example, if I kill mosquitoes, that means that I’ve eliminated mosquito larva. Mosquito larva is the food that the trout fish eat, so when I eliminate the insect, I have actually eliminated the foods that makes the fish thrive in nature. Well, it’s that sort of interdependency that exists in our guts, too. When we make it out of balance, or cause it to be out of balance, we create what we call illness.

Miri: True. But we have products that help keep our microbiome in balance. We have Strata Flora, the probiotic formula I mentioned before, we have the Humic Acid, and then there’s something that I’ve been taking called Tummy Love. We do have the humic and fulvic acids separately, and then we have them together in the Tummy Love, and I swear by these things. I don’t go one day without taking them, and it’s part of my health improvement program.

I am almost 63 years old, but people think that I’m in my mid-forties, or at least a lot younger than I am. Depends on the day. If I’ve been really good with my health regimen, I look younger. And I can tell the day after I’ve done something I shouldn’t do, it shows up immediately. It’s just amazing at how quickly it shows up. These products are the things I really have learned to rely on, and to take every day to feel my best, to have energy. I have the same level of energy that I had in my twenties! It’s pretty amazing.

Martin: Congratulations on finding these things soon enough in your life, that you can still enjoy a whole lot of the benefits for a long time!

Miri: Even if I had a health condition, I would still be doing this, because I think one can reverse a lot of those conditions by improving what they’re doing in their daily diet. Our body is an amazing machine that knows how to heal itself once it has the raw materials to do that. I really believe that Strata Flora and these humic and fulvic acids are part of the raw materials.

Martin: Yes, these are the basic basics, these are the cornerstone on which the whole thing stands, it’s the foundation. I keep telling people: “If you screw something up with your fork, it’s really hard to fix it with ointments and pills.”

Miri: That’s really wise!

Martin: So the most important message for today is: you need to fix the microbial terrain with probiotics (like Strata Flora), and you need to give those microbes something to eat (prebiotics). You need to keep the communication of the microbes going, and this is where humic and fulvic acid is important. Prebiotics are just as important; without them, no amount of probiotic pill that you toss into your mouth will do the work.

Miri: That’s very true. Well, thank you, Martin, for talking to me about this today. I’m very excited about it, and I hope that other people are as well, because it’s made such a huge difference in my life. I just can’t even believe it.

Martin: Thank you for listening! This is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast! Visit our website at  www.life-enthusiast.com to learn more and to purchase all the products we mentioned today, or call me directly. The number is (866) 543-3388. We are restoring vitality to you and to the planet! 

 

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Podcast 371 about Mood-Ease, Neural-Ease, and ALZ-Ease with Elijah Free https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-371-about-mood-ease-neural-ease-and-alz-ease-with-elijah-free/ Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:32:26 +0000 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/?p=96356 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-371-about-mood-ease-neural-ease-and-alz-ease-with-elijah-free/#respond https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-371-about-mood-ease-neural-ease-and-alz-ease-with-elijah-free/feed/ 0 <p>Restore Natural Chemical Balance of Your Brain with these herbal tinctures! Podcast 371 about Mood-Ease, Neural-Ease, and ALZ-Ease with Elijah Free Martin: Hello, everybody! This is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast radio and internet network, coming to you on a… <a href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-371-about-mood-ease-neural-ease-and-alz-ease-with-elijah-free/"></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-371-about-mood-ease-neural-ease-and-alz-ease-with-elijah-free/">Podcast 371 about Mood-Ease, Neural-Ease, and ALZ-Ease with Elijah Free</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com">Life Enthusiast</a>.</p>

Restore Natural Chemical Balance of Your Brain with these herbal tinctures!

Podcast 371 about Mood-Ease, Neural-Ease, and ALZ-Ease with Elijah Free

Martin: Hello, everybody! This is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast radio and internet network, coming to you on a sunny spring day with Elijah Free, the master herbalist at Earth Friend Herb. Elijah, welcome!

Elijah: Hi, Martin! Great to be back here again! Thank you! And hi to all of you out there listening, learning about our products, and all of you who have used our products for decades!

Martin: Wonderful! Hey, Elijah, we are grouping products together to make sense of it. Today, we want to talk about the products that deal with neurological issues. So what we have here today are products called: Mood-Ease, Neural-Ease, and ALZ-Ease.

Elijah: I’d like to talk about the Mood-Ease first. There is a really great story about how I came up with this formula. A really good pseudonym or an alias for Mood-Ease would be organic “Prozac”. It helps to solve the problem of ineffective serotonin uptake which underlies many different types of depression. Medications such as Prozac work in a similar way. However, Mood-Ease, surprisingly enough, actually has no side effects!  

So I want to tell you how we came up with this one. I actually made this for my wife. I’ve been with her for almost twenty years. My wife, Maggie, unfortunately always had a problem with low grade depression. And in the winter it gets really bad, you know, with Seasonal Affective Disorder, commonly called SAD.  I have to say that even after so many years, it became kind of difficult to live with. And one time I was thinking: “I don’t think I could live through another winter with this.” (laughter) But obviously I’m not going to say: “Gee, honey, either perk up or go.” What I did instead was I went to the lab, and I created Mood-Ease.

What Mood-Ease does, is it provides materials, raw materials that actually help to create proper serotonin, and support serotonin uptake in the system. One of the beautiful things about this product, unlike most other products including some medications, is that it actually solves the serotonin uptake problem, so you can’t get too much. Because you can actually get too much serotonin, and end up on the other end of the problem. This, however balances serotonin levels very nicely. So Maggie took it, and actually she felt better from her first dose. That’s how fast it works. It’s very fast, like the Cortisol formula. This formula works with chemical signals in the body, and chemical signals really change that fast. Our tinctures absorb very quickly, so you get the effect very fast. So a number of years down the line, Maggie went through her mom’s death, which took a very long time for her to deal with, she was in a lot of very dark places, but let me tell you, our relationship is better than ever, and Maggie’s mood is wonderful since she started taking Mood-Ease. This formula really made my marriage so much lovelier – I get to enjoy this beautiful person without all of this unfortunate depression. This is a product you can take for a very long time. Once it works therapeutically and you get to that balance, it becomes a maintenance formula, the same way you would probably take Prozac. Our usual dosage is half a dropper three times a day, and it works great.

Martin: So if somebody goes travelling for example, and forgets to take the bottle with them, do they experience withdrawals?

Elijah:  There are no withdrawals, it is just that it won’t be active in the system, so it’s not a withdrawal, it will just cease to have the effect. When the active ingredient is in the system, it works, when it is no longer in the system, there isn’t anything to make it work. The same way a pill would wear off.

Martin: The reason I asked is because, of course, people who are messing around with their Prozac and Xanax, they end up with horrendous swings with suicidal intentions and who knows what else, when they go off of it.

Elijah: Yes, I get your point. One thing I want to say about this, my wife was not on any medication, but we do see people on medication using Mood-Ease though. I want to say this very, very, very clearly and profoundly: if you wish to change, or lessen, or get off your medications, even if you’re using Mood-Ease and it seems to be helping you, you need to go to your prescribing doctor and work with them. This is really important, folks. You can’t do this on your own, you can think: “I am feeling pretty spiffy today, I’m feeling terrific, I think I’m going to go off of this prescription.” Absolutely not.

Martin: Yes, just remember Columbine.

Elijah: Oh, God, is that what happened?

Martin: Well, the boys that did that, one of them was on Paxil and the other one was on something similar, and they were either discontinuing or messing with their dosing or something like that.

Elijah: With Mood-Ease, if you stop taking it for a while and then go back on, that’s not a problem. There are some of the psychotropic medications for emotional swings and stuff like that that if you stop taking, it will not work again. So you need to always consult with your doctor. You need to be very careful with managing pharmaceutical medications, and how they combine with supplements. Please consult a pharmacist, or trained Functional Medicine practitioner who understands how they work in the body and interact with each other. Mood-Ease is really great, we’ve used it with a lot of patients, and we have sold a fair amount of it.

Martin: Yes, it is very popular with our clients, too. So, let’s talk about the Neural-Ease!

Elijah: Yes, this is an interesting formula. You might notice if you look at our website that there are a lot of neurological formulas. I have a lot of patients with numbers of different types of neurological problems. If you remember our story about Cortisol-Ease, that is helpful for PTSD, and it was very helpful for war veterans. And I decided to create one more formula for the vets, which we originally used extensively with non-vets, and we called it Neural-Ease. It was originally made for traumatic brain injury, also called TBI, and all of our brave guys and ladies over there in Iraq and Afghanistan, they’ve got an awful lot of TBIs, for example from desert storm, or because of concussive nature of the explosive devices that they use in those countries.

Neural-Ease helps to create and build new neural pathways, it helps to heal and work with the neural heads of the nerves, and helps to create a proper synaptic flow. Let me tell you a little quick story. I had a patient recently (in fact, we will segway into the ALZ-Ease formula from here, because we used those two together), he was in his seventies. I was doing body work with him, and he was pretty stricken with Alzheimer’s. And so what happened? We gave him the formula to try, and after about four, five weeks, nothing really happened. So, I thought about it, and I realized I needed something stronger, because he was more advanced  than what the formula is designed for. So I thought: “should I redesign the formula?” and then I went: “Well, actually, no, we have what we need in other formulas,” so we made a combination step.

We took the Alzheimer’s formula, which is the ALZ-Ease we will talk about next, we took the Neural-Ease, then we took the Cell-Ease, to help open the cells up, and we gave it to him. And in the first week, he stopped repeating himself. I believe about seven or eight days in, he stopped repeating. Before that, when he came to me for body work, he had a group of about four stories he would repeat four or five times, as if I’ve never heard them. I have a rug in my office, and he always said: “That rug! My grandmother had a similar one!” and that would happen every time. But when I saw him last week, he didn’t repeat a single thing! He didn’t tell me another story he told before, it was pretty coherent!

So what we found in this gentleman’s case, was that ALZ-Ease wasn’t enough, we need something to really help to build better brain health, something that would initiate new neural pathways. We gave him that with Neural-Ease, and we wanted to make sure that it was going to get into the cells, so we gave him Cell-Ease, and we gave it to him in equal amounts, half a dropper three times a day for each of the three formulas.

Also, there is a big difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia. Notice the formula is an ALZ-Ease, not a DEM-Ease, those are two completely different problems. Assuming a formula that’s named one thing takes care of something else that’s not on the label – it doesn’t. If it did, believe me, I would put it on the label. So please, make sure that you or the loved ones you’re giving it to have been properly diagnosed.

Martin: Is there a quick way of telling one from the other? Alzheimer’s versus dementia?

Elijah: Absolutely not. No, that is very complicated, it’s a lot of intake work, people need to be properly and medically diagnosed by professionals who are trained to do that.

Martin: All right!  So you can tune up your brain, you can tune up your emotions, you can address the winter blues, and you can support your relatives who keep on repeating the same story over and over again. So for now, thank you very much, Elijah! I am Martin Pytela from Life Enthusiast, visit our website www.life-enthusiast.com, all of the products we mentioned in this episode are available there! You can call me at (866) 543-3388. We are restoring vitality to you and to the planet!

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How can we support a healthy function of the elimination channels, kidney and bladder, and the liver and gallbladder pathways, with herbs mixed according to the classical herbalist methods of John Christopher.

Podcast 370 about Digest-Ease and Kidney-Bladder-Ease with Elijah Free:

Martin: Hello, everyone! This is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast, coming to you over the internet with our radio, TV, and galactic network. We are, I’m sure, beaming all the way to the stars! And the star here today is Elijah Free, the master herbalist at the Earth Friend Herb Company. Hello, Elijah!

Elijah: Hi, Martin! First, I wanted to mention our website. If you want to read more about our company and our wonderful products, please go to www.earthfriendherb.com. You can click on any one of our products and it will redirect you to the Life Enthusiast website, where you can purchase our products, right?

Martin: Yes, we do have a page dedicated to Earth Friend Herb and all of their products on www.life-enthusiast.com!

Elijah: Great! It is so wonderful to be here today, thank you so much for having me!

Martin: Awesome, you are welcome! Today, we are talking about tonics. We were talking about the classical herbal education that you have taken with John Christopher, and how some of the products you designed are basically old fashioned tonics.

Elijah: Yeah, we have got our Digest-Ease and our Kidney-Bladder to talk about! Tonic herbology is probably the oldest form of herbology and has been used all around the world. The form of tonic herbology used in the US originally came from our Native American brothers and sisters. Dr. Samuel Thompson (1769-1843) is considered the father of Western herbal medicine. He has written several manuscripts and books, which are very difficult to find – you usually have to go to the library, search the stacks and maybe you will find them. Dr. John R. Christopher modernized and popularized herbology, he passed away in 1983. After Dr. Christopher died, Nature’s Way hired me for a short while to take his place and do some lecturing, which was a very wonderful thing. But I really wanted to work on my own product line at the time when they wanted me to travel. I had two little kids, and that wasn’t really an option for me at that time.

So the tonic herbology! What does it do? Tonics go right into the cellular structure and rebuild our bodies on a cellular level. It’s not a fast process, because it means building new cells. The first tonic product we have here is called Digest-Ease. The original concept of this goes back to the 1980s. I had been studying tonic herbology, and one of the first things that we designed were digestive formulas. At that time it was called Barberry LG Tonic, “LG” meaning liver and gallbladder. At that time, these formulas were usually named after the main ingredient, so this one was Barberry tonic. Later when we then begin to standardize our names, this formula was labeled as Digest-Ease.

What does Digest-Ease do? Basically, if you have weak digestion, this one is something that will help you to rebuild much stronger digestion over a period of time. It helps to actually rebuild liver tissue. I have seen people with up to half their liver gone take this formula. I’ve seen that numerous times. Livers do regenerate, this product just helps the body to do it faster. One of the other major things this formula does, which is so important, is work with the gallbladder. People lose their gallbladders sometimes, they have different types of diseases where it actually begins to fall apart, people get gallstones, etc. This helps to actually break down and eliminate the gallstones. It cleans up the bile ducts, and both the liver and the gallbladder. It helps the digestion, and over period of time it will increase the person’s ability to actually begin to assimilate nutrients. So it’s a very basic formula, but it’s very important. I take it twice a year. I’ve never failed to take it twice a year, usually for about three months to clear up my digestive track.

Martin: When you say “take it twice a year,” you mean you take six bottles and…?

Elijah: I do it for about three months, each bottle lasts for about two weeks, so yes, six bottles. I do that just to clean up my digestive tract. Also one of the other things about this: If you take it for three months, you get the same effect, in fact a better effect than if you do one of those big liver purges, which I am not a big fan of. I don’t like drastic things in the body. So this will actually do a remarkably effective job, very gently. With a liver purge, when it’s cleared out, the problem is still there. This tonic will clear things slowly, and then fix the problem at the same time.

Martin: Wonderful! So if somebody is experiencing a clogged and stuffed gallbladder, get six bottles of this and run through it, right?

Elijah: Yes. This has saved a lot of people from gallbladder surgery and from losing their gallbladders. If you do not have a gallbladder, there’s an herb called Greater Celandine – I just have to tell you the Latin name because it sounds like something out of Harry Potter. You ready? The Latin name is Chelidonium Majus! Now you know something happened! (laughter) You know, Chelidonium Majus! This herb will help you digest the fats instead of the gallbladder, those fats you’ve been having trouble with.

Martin: Okay, so would you take it right before a meal?

Elijah: You take it five minutes before your meals. Actually, with the other formulas, it doesn’t really matter when you take them, but with the Digest-Ease, I suggest taking it five to ten minutes before meals because it will help you to absorb nutrients better. The other thing – this product is fantastic for stuck gas. Oh, my God, it is so wonderful for stuck gas and those type of related tummy aches.

Martin: Does it to anything for burpers?

Elijah: Yeah, it helps too!

Martin: Awesome! So we also wanted to talk about the Kidney formula…

Elijah: Yeah, the Kidney-Bladder formula! Okay, so I wanna tell you a quick story with this one. I was in a restaurant one day with my wife, and there was this woman watching me. She’s a little younger and she keeps looking at me and looking at me, and my wife says: “that woman is watching you.” I say: “Well, of course she is, all women watch me!” (laughter) That was my line to my wife, which, of course, caused her a laugh pretty good. So anyhow, that woman keeps looking at me! So finally she stands up and she walks over to the table. She looks at me for a moment, she gets all teary-eyed and I’m thinking: “Okay…” You never know. So she says: “Are you Elijah Free? I think I’ve met you once…” And I said “Yes,” and then I realized that she looked a little familiar. She tears up and she says: “You saved my life!” And I’m sitting there, my wife is looking at me and she turned to the woman, saying: “Could you tell us more?” And she says: “I was dismissed from Stanford University with a kidney disease, and I was told that my kidneys were dying and that I would die, because of the type of disease I was not eligible for a transplant. So they told me to go home, put my affairs together and that’s it.” She said she went to the local natural doctor over there, who at that time was using my products, and he gave her the Kidney-Bladder formula. Well, her kidneys healed! (laughter) She had never met me, but she had seen pictures of me. So now, every so often she buys some Kidney Bladder formula, I think she buys it from you now, Martin. She takes it and she is perfectly fine. She did go back to Stanford and had a few words with the doctor that told her to go home and die, told him she was saved by a bottle that costs 20 dollars!

Martin: Well, how many bottles and how often for a person like that…

Elijah: …I have no idea, it really depends on the person. Generally, half a dropper three times a day, and drink a lots of water. It’s great for all kinds of kidney and bladder problems, infections, all sorts of stuff and build ups. It cleans out kidney stones, all kinds of wonderful things.

Martin: Anything else you’d like to add?

Elijah: It just works really well, that is all I can really say! We have found that with kidney infections, bladder infections, especially those recurrent bladder infections, you have to take it sometimes for up to five or six months, but it will help with those chronic bladder infections.

Martin: Okay, thank you, Elijah! This is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast! Call me on (866) 543-3388. We restore vitality to you and to the planet. Take care!

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Podcast 369 about Cell-Ease and Cell-Ease Support with Elijah Free:

Martin: Hi everybody, this is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast online TV, radio, and internet broadcasting! I have with me today Elijah Free, master herbalist at the Earth Friend Herb company. Elijah, thank you for spending time with us!

Elijah: Good to be here again!

Martin:  All right! We were talking about cellular function, and the fact that you are able to support the appropriation of nutrients, that oftentimes is not working so well. Can you explain?

Elijah: Oh, we have a product that is so exciting, Martin, I cannot wait to tell you about it! It’s actually in two parts, but mostly the first one is the one we use the most. They are called Cell-Ease and Cell-Ease Support. Let me tell you what Cell-Ease is for, this is very exciting.

There is a genetic variant or mutation, that a lot of people have, it is called MTHFR. People can have one or the other, or both of two common mutations that are called variants. Approximately between 30-40% of the population has the MTHFR mutation. I do! You too, Martin?  Okay, here we go, two out of two folks, that’s how common it is. And it makes what is commonly called autoimmune syndrome. I wouldn’t call it a disease, because of the fact that it’s not exactly a disease, but rather a collection of an incredible amount of variable types of symptomologies, which could go from not-too-bad, to remarkably unpleasant, to actual death and destruction of the body.

A lot of health issues are actually able to occur because of these MTHFR variants. They are known as C667T and A1298C. You can have one or the other, or you can have both of those. When a person has MTHFR, such as myself, it causes several very important and rather unpleasant things to take place in the cell. Okay, so let’s say that there are three main things that this mutation does to the cell.

The first thing it does: it inhibits the good nutrition from going into the cell. It makes the cell less permeable. So something that naturally can pass through a cell membrane can no longer pass through, or only a portion of it gets through. So a whole lot of the good nutrients you could be eating are not getting absorbed properly.  It not only prevents the good things from getting in, but also – and this is the second thing – it prevents the bad things from getting out, so toxins build up in the cells. When that happens, we call it disease.

But the third thing is actually the worst. Our cells respond and do perform their regular tasks through the use of chemical signals. These signals are given off by the brain and various glands and hormones and other parts of the body. When that signal can no longer get into the cell through the cell wall, it skews and distorts the signal. So imagine you have a computer and an external drive, and you want them to work together. Imagine if only a portion of the information exchanged, and you can only open half of the file from your external hard drive. When the same thing occurs in the cell, and it gets the wrong signal, it then says “Oh, I guess I’m supposed to do this,” and manifests in an inappropriate or improper way, because of the distorted chemical signal. It can later end up manifesting as autoimmune disease, or autoimmune syndrome, whichever you want to call it, right?

Martin: It is like talking to somebody who’s hard of hearing, right?  You are talking about going shopping, but they think you said you wanted to go fishing.

Elijah: Exactly. So you’re getting that wrong signal. So along comes Cell-Ease. And what Cell-Ease does is it normalizes things. It goes in and instantly makes the cell permeable. So the good things get in, the bad things get out. You can tell I am pretty excited, I use this product a lot in my work, and in my office. What it does is it corrects the signal. But because we are Earth Friend, we couldn’t let it go with just that, so we built a signal booster into it. Not only does it allow the signal to go through, it strengthens the signal. Imagine you have a big house and your internet router is in one corner of the house, but your computer is in the opposite corner, and the wi-fi signal is not strong enough, so you put a signal booster in there. Now the signal’s perfect all throughout the house. So, now the signal is corrected, it begins to work right away. It helps to do diminish many of the effects of MTHFR, which, in my theory is the precursor to many, many other diseases which are autoimmune in nature.

Cell-Ease Support is basically an anti-inflammatory agent that goes along with that. If you have an inflammatory condition going along with MTHFR, which is very common, than the Cell-Ease Support should be taken along with Cell-Ease. We encourage people to get tested for MTHFR, you may or you may not have it. I’ve had people come into my office that would swear they have it, but they didn’t. I can usually tell when I meet a person by their symptomatology. But please, go online, Google “MTHFR testing.”  It is a swab test, you put it in your mouth, swab it around, send it back and you get the results back, usually two to three weeks later, which allows you to learn if you have one or the other or both of the mutations.

To me, when I found out, that was a life changer in my health, really. I’ll be 69 in a few months, and I have to tell you, the level of my health has increased by taking Cell-Ease. Within a few days I started to have more energy, my skin looked better, my digestion got better, all kinds of things. I actually have psoriasis, which I haven’t been able to clear for years. I also got poisoned by a dentist and I got very, very ill, and after that I ended up with a psoriasis. The stress triggered that mutation I have, and I haven’t been able to clear it up. But we have something new we are doing, which we are going to be releasing in the fall, and it will be the next step for treating autoimmune conditions, so that is really exciting. We are going to make it by the end of the fall, before the first day of winter. We are very deep into the testing and it’s going very well.

Martin: Okay! Thank you very much, Elijah! Any other points that we have missed about the Cell-Ease? Use it for inhibited absorption, inhibited detoxification, for MTHFR issues, for autoimmune issues… there is a very long litany of autoimmune conditions, last time I checked it was over two hundred. They include labels such as fibromyalgia, scleroderma, vitiligo, Hashimoto, Multiple Sclerosis…

Elijah: Yeah, if you have any of these, you are a good candidate for Cell-Ease and Cell-Ease Support. Truthfully, and I won’t say this about any other formula here, anybody with MTHFR should really be on Cell-Ease and Cell-Ease Support. I would never say “Oh, everybody with depression should be on Mood-Ease, or weak should be on the Adrenal-Ease,” but very truthfully, it was such a life changer for me, and I would love to see other people have that same experience, especially in my age group.

Martin: Wonderful. Thank you, Elijah! This is Martin Pytela for Life Enthusiast, you can reach me at www.life-enthusiast.com, or call me at (866) 543-3388! We are restoring vitality to you and to the planet. Thank you!

 

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Support methylation, nutrient absorption and toxin elimination, for people with the MTHFR genetic variant (SNP) that gives rise to a wide range of symptoms that include chronic inflammatory or autoimmune diseases. 677 and 1298 gene mutations. Support methylation, nutrient absorption and toxin elimination, for people with the MTHFR genetic variant (SNP) that gives rise to a wide range of symptoms that include chronic inflammatory or autoimmune diseases. 677 and 1298 gene mutations. Podcast 369 about Cell-Ease… Life Enthusiast 11:05