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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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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… 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… Life Enthusiast 27:36
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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Podcast 370 about Digest-Ease and Kidney-Bladder-Ease with Elijah Free https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-370-about-digest-ease-and-kidney-bladder-ease-with-elijah-free/ Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:09:25 +0000 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/?p=95976 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-370-about-digest-ease-and-kidney-bladder-ease-with-elijah-free/#respond https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-370-about-digest-ease-and-kidney-bladder-ease-with-elijah-free/feed/ 0 <p>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… <a href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-370-about-digest-ease-and-kidney-bladder-ease-with-elijah-free/"></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-370-about-digest-ease-and-kidney-bladder-ease-with-elijah-free/">Podcast 370 about Digest-Ease and Kidney-Bladder-Ease with Elijah Free</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com">Life Enthusiast</a>.</p>

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 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-369-about-cell-ease-and-cell-ease-support-with-elijah-free/ Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:00:52 +0000 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/?p=95262 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-369-about-cell-ease-and-cell-ease-support-with-elijah-free/#respond https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-369-about-cell-ease-and-cell-ease-support-with-elijah-free/feed/ 0 <p>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… <a href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-369-about-cell-ease-and-cell-ease-support-with-elijah-free/"></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-369-about-cell-ease-and-cell-ease-support-with-elijah-free/">Podcast 369 about Cell-Ease and Cell-Ease Support with Elijah Free</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com">Life Enthusiast</a>.</p>

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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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Podcast 368 about Earth Friend Herb with Elijah Free https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-368-about-earth-friend-herb-with-elijah-free/ Tue, 09 Jul 2019 14:21:26 +0000 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/?p=95028 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-368-about-earth-friend-herb-with-elijah-free/#respond https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-368-about-earth-friend-herb-with-elijah-free/feed/ 0 <p>Listen to Martin asking Elijah Free all about how his passion for herbal remedies started, what is so amazing about his tinctures, and how to use them!  </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-368-about-earth-friend-herb-with-elijah-free/">Podcast 368 about Earth Friend Herb with Elijah Free</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com">Life Enthusiast</a>.</p>

Listen to Martin asking Elijah Free all about how his passion for herbal remedies started, what is so amazing about his tinctures, and how to use them!

 

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Listen to Martin asking Elijah Free all about how his passion for herbal remedies started, what is so amazing about his tinctures, and how to use them!   Listen to Martin asking Elijah Free all about how his passion for herbal remedies started, what is so amazing about his tinctures, and how to use them!   Life Enthusiast 24:05
Podcast 367 about Managing Stress Inputs https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-367-about-managing-stress-inputs/ Thu, 23 May 2019 13:12:32 +0000 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/?p=92911 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-367-about-managing-stress-inputs/#respond https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-367-about-managing-stress-inputs/feed/ 0 <p>Scott Paton and Martin Pytela in a discussion about mental and emotional states and how we can manage our responses and reactions. Do we have a choice? Can we stay calm? Who or what controls our behavior? Bruce Lipton interviews… <a href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-367-about-managing-stress-inputs/"></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-367-about-managing-stress-inputs/">Podcast 367 about Managing Stress Inputs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com">Life Enthusiast</a>.</p>

Scott Paton and Martin Pytela in a discussion about mental and emotional states and how we can manage our responses and reactions. Do we have a choice? Can we stay calm? Who or what controls our behavior?

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Scott Paton and Martin Pytela in a discussion about mental and emotional states and how we can manage our responses and reactions. Do we have a choice? Can we stay calm? Who or what controls our behavior? Bruce Lipton interviews… Scott Paton and Martin Pytela in a discussion about mental and emotional states and how we can manage our responses and reactions. Do we have a choice? Can we stay calm? Who or what controls our behavior? Bruce Lipton interviews… Life Enthusiast 38:52
Podcast 366 about Castor Patch https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-366-about-castor-patch/ Fri, 03 May 2019 11:08:25 +0000 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/?p=90619 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-366-about-castor-patch/#respond https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-366-about-castor-patch/feed/ 0 <p>Spencer Feldman from Remedy Link explains how CastorPatch can be used for female-specific issues. Castor oil has been an important tool for detoxification since antiquity. Martin: Hello, everybody! Martin Pytela here for the Life Enthusiast online radio and TV network,… <a href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-366-about-castor-patch/"></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-366-about-castor-patch/">Podcast 366 about Castor Patch</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com">Life Enthusiast</a>.</p>

Spencer Feldman from Remedy Link explains how CastorPatch can be used for female-specific issues. Castor oil has been an important tool for detoxification since antiquity.

Martin: Hello, everybody! Martin Pytela here for the Life Enthusiast online radio and TV network, restoring vitality to you and to the planet. I’m here with Spencer Feldman of RemedyLink. Spencer, how are you?

Spencer: I’m doing great, thanks Martin!

Martin: Spencer, we have had many conversations in the past. This time, I would like to focus on the product you have developed, called CastorPatch. I am personally quite familiar with castor oil. I have used it the old fashioned way. In the 1980s I read Bernard Jensen’s books about  the liver and detoxification, so I soaked many good towels with castor oil that I attempted to wash, but ended up throwing away. That’s my background on castor oil, as far as the non-fun part. The fun part was – I really did do a lot of happy detoxing with that. So let’s talk about castor oil! What does it do for a human?

Spencer:  Castor oil has got a very long history, going back to Biblical times, going back to ancient Egypt. You know, it’s called Palma Christi, the hand of Christ. It’s an amazing plant. The castor bean itself is very toxic, ricin comes from that, but castor oil doesn’t have the ricin, it’s just the oil. It has been used for ages. You can take it for constipation, but that’s not necessarily a good experience. Edgar Casey, the sleeping prophet of the last century, was a huge fan of castor oil, and he would recommend it all the time, soaking it like you did, in the linen cloth, putting it on the abdomen, wrapping it up and putting heat on it. And what castor oil seems to be doing is working on adhesions and detox.

When we say detox, what we really mean is a lymphatic stimulation, lymphatic detox. But one of the lesser known things is that it is great for adhesions. Adhesions are little tension strictures in the body, that keeps the organs from moving properly. If you’re familiar with osteopathy, you know that each of the organs has a bit of mobility to it. Left, right, up, down, back, forth, rotation… with every breath, and the organs are supposed to be able to slide one on top of the other. Now, in some cases, the organs get stuck to one another and that causes all sorts of problems.

One of the main ways you can adhesion is with any kind of abdominal surgery or a C-section. Here you can see a picture of adhesion, and you can see it’s like these fibrous bands sticking things from point A to point B. That is not what we want. One of the things that adhesions can do is cause strictions in the colon, but specifically for women, one of the things that you’ll find is problems with uterus. 40%  of women have some degree of prolapsed uterus. If you look at women on ultrasound, you’ll see that the uterus is supposed to cup over the bladder a little bit. And sometimes it bends too much, and presses on the bladder, and a woman is constantly having to pee. Or sometimes it actually retrogrades and goes backwards and puts pressure on the colon, causing constipation.

The female period is not supposed to be painful. When women are having painful periods, a lot of the time it’s because the uterus is in the wrong place, because it’s getting pulled, the round ligaments are pulling the uterus down, or there’s something in there pulling the uterus in an off position. So, while you can use castor oil in the classic sense, abdominally, over the liver, the main way I see castor oil benefiting is for women over their uterus.

The center of a woman is her womb, that is kind of her center. And if the woman is carrying tension in her uterus and it’s being pulled, then it’s going to bend and press in weird ways. And the ability of a woman to have painless periods, to be fertile, and to have a graceful menopause, is dependent on the uterus. Now, the uterus is the most mobile organ in the body. Up, down, left, right back forth, doubles in size when it’s filled with blood during ovulation.

Martin: And then try the pregnancy!

Spencer: Right! So the uterus has a lot of mobility, and that’s its weakness. Because it’s so hyper mobile, it can get stuck in the wrong place. A lot of women who are having fertility issues (25% of couples struggle to get pregnant, trying longer than a year to conceive),  you’d be surprised how many of these women have a uterus placed in such a way that the egg can’t really get in! So there are a couple of ways you could deal with this. One way is with abdominal massage, these things called the Maya Massage, or Arvigo method, and there are more methods, where you can massage the ligaments from the outside, and loosen things up from the outside, and try to get the uterus back into a more ideal position.

Before the days of political correctness and lawsuits, if you were to look in the old manuals of osteopathy, they would talk about how to intervaginally, with your fingers, go in, and reposition the uterus for a woman. This was especially important back in those days, because, women were wearing corsets, and they were jamming their organs – their liver and uterus were totally deformed and in the wrong spots because of these corsets. It was worse than it is now. And so the doctors asked: what are we going to do now? The word “hysterical” comes from hyster, which means womb. And indeed, if a woman has a misplaced uterus, or if she’s taken a blow to the sacrum, and it has jammed up the ligaments and pulled, the uterus out of position, it could make you a little crazy! So back in the 1950s, when they were saying: “you are being hysterical,” they were not saying you are weak, they were really saying “your womb is out of whack and it’s affecting you, let’s get this fixed.”

One thing you could do – on the outside of the body without becoming invasive – is you can look at the uterus with ultrasound and then from the outside, manipulate the ligaments and try to loosen everything up, until you see it pop back in place. One of the things that’s important for women to understand is that the five to ten days after you give birth are vitally important. Stay in bed. Or five days in bed, then five days on the couch. Because you’ve got all this extra space there now that the baby is not there, the uterus has to shrink down and take its proper place. And when you see women going out, going for runs, lifting heavy objects, walking around right after giving birth, you know women observing traditionally rooted cultures would never do this. That was crazy talk! In the traditional cultures, they knew that a woman had to have a sacred space after childbirth, where everything could settle back in place, because if not, periods become painful, menopause would be difficult, and fertility may be affected.

So you know what I would like to tell our female population is: make a space for yourself for at least five to ten days with hot pads to help everything stay in place, maybe tilt your hips up a little bit, so it falls in the right position and doesn’t slide down. If you know someone who can do a massage, abdominal massage, great! If you have an osteopath who could do those old school osteopathic protocols, fantastic. I like using ultrasound, I like to be able to see exactly what I’m looking at, and know when I’m moving things in the right direction. In the absence of all that – here comes castor oil! You can do a castor patch!

Martin: And how does one apply this? How does it get used specifically?

Spencer: So I did what you did, I took the castor oil and I put it in a piece of cloth with the heating pad, and sat there, and made a horrific mess. It worked, but I just didn’t want to do it anymore. But I kept thinking, it’s good stuff, I think I would like to be able to get it on the uteruses of women that are having issues or that kind of stuff. So, this is what I did: I designed a protocol where I turned the castor oil into a gel, it is in a gel form when it’s cold. Then I got an adhesive, a clear bandage material. And the way CastorPatch works is you put the castor oil in the fridge, and when you take it out, it is turned into a gel for probably five minutes, so you have five minutes to work it, you put it on the adhesive bandage, and then you lay that over the area of interest – uterus, liver, abdominal area, wherever you want.

There is a learning curve, you might not get it right the first time, but if you apply  it properly it will not leak for at least an hour. So you can put it on and you can walk, you can sit down, you can do what you’re going to do, and it will hold it against that area. And then, every ten minutes you look down and check it and you’ll see the oil slowly making its way to the edge of the bandage, because the whole thing is transparent. And when you see that it maybe has got a quarter of an inch left to go, you maybe lay on your back. And then when it finally gives up and leaks, when the castor oil has broken through the seal, you just take a paper towel, wipe it off, throw it away. So it allows you to have the castor oil experience. Preferably, don’t walk around. If you lay on your back and maybe read a book, it can last for two hours. But it allows you to do it in a way that is not a complete and absolute mess.

The other thing is that I put some ginger and some eating herbs in there. If you don’t want to put the hot pad on, you don’t have to, the heat of your skin will do that for you, although, it is recommended to speed it up with some added temperature.

Martin: So how many do you send in a package?

Spencer: It really depends on how big of a patch you want to make. You can get anywhere from ten to twenty patches from the amount of bandage material included, depending on the size you’re working with, and then you get the castor oil itself. You can get just a set of extra bandages from us, because you might go through all of the bandages and still have half of the gel.

Martin: Awesome! Well explained! The effects of it, as I remember it, were quite encouraging. My liver cleanse came with a big relief from allergies and congestion, and I just had more energy afterwards, so I recommend it to anyone who’s got congestive type of problems in the body. Would you know if there’s any tie between endometriosis and this issue?

Spencer: Yeah, absolutely!  Also ovarian torsion, and all sorts of things like that. If an organ is not in its proper position, it’s not going to be able to get nutrition in or toxins out. There are these sections in the bottom of the pelvis, where fluids accumulate in trauma, and some women have build up of fluids there, because that system is not moving properly, it is not bringing fluid in and out.

Martin: Okay, thank you very much, Spencer!

Spencer: You’re welcome!

Martin: Thank you for listening! This was Spencer Feldman from RemedyLink! I am Martin Pytela, health coach on www.life-enthusiast.com, restoring vitality to you, and to the planet! See you next time!!

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Podcast 365 about Nervidyne https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-365-about-nervidyne/ Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:17:22 +0000 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/?p=86707 https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-365-about-nervidyne/#respond https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-365-about-nervidyne/feed/ 0 <p>Learn how nervonic acid affects the function of the nerves, signal transmission, and sensory reactions. Especially if you have neuropathy, or overly reactive senses, this talk will make sense to you. Podcast 365 about Nervidyne – transcript: Martin: Hi, everybody!… <a href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-365-about-nervidyne/"></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com/articles/podcast-365-about-nervidyne/">Podcast 365 about Nervidyne</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.life-enthusiast.com">Life Enthusiast</a>.</p>

Learn how nervonic acid affects the function of the nerves, signal transmission, and sensory reactions. Especially if you have neuropathy, or overly reactive senses, this talk will make sense to you.

Podcast 365 about Nervidyne – transcript:

Martin: Hi, everybody! Martin Pytela here, for Life Enthusiast radio and TV network, coming to you with a special guest, Spencer Feldman, the chief product developer and CEO at RemedyLink! Spencer, I would like to talk to you about this wonderful product that you made, called Nervidyne. Would you be so kind and explain what it is about? What does it do?

Spencer: Sure! So, you know, I’m in the detox world, and one of the first things I remember seeing was the video from University of Calgary, you can see that video on the screen right now, that shows the mercury vaporizing off a tooth filling and you can see under a microscope this vapor dissolving the myelin sheath right off a nerve.

Martin: I remember this video very well. That was the one video that showed me what was going on in my body. I had twelve mercury fillings put in my mouth when I was twenty-five. And I tell you, within two years I was a wreck. And within five years I was really badly off. My story is well known here at Life Enthusiast, it is indeed my journey from okay to terrible back to sort-of-okay, that’s a journey of dealing with mercury, so I wish I had met you back in 1981 when it hit me.

Spencer: You mean when I was in high school? (laughing) Yeah, mercury is a huge problem. It mimics sodium, so it blocks of the sodium channels, and it melts the protective myelin sheath right off the nerve tissue. Even if we detoxify it with EDTA and DMSA and alpha lipoic acid, we are still left with this damage to the nerve! So I was thinking: Okay, how do you recover nerves? They’re very slow to heal! Specifically, what can I do for the myelin sheath? And if you look at babies, if you study myelin, and the myelination process, you find that babies are not born with completely myelinated nerves, and it is something that they develop as they get older!

The breast milk of the mother – and this is why it’s really important to breastfeed children – contains nervonic acid. If you are listening and you are a milk formula manufacturer in this world, please have the nervonic acid added into your milk formula, please do that.

Martin: Spencer, can this substance be bought? Is nervonic acid an ingredient in a chemical catalogue company?

Spencer: It’s almost impossible to find this stuff. Nervonic acid is made by breast milk, and it is the raw material to build the myelin sheath. The mileage. I did source some nervonic acid, we put it in the Nervidyne product, along with a few other things, I am taking it personally as a nutritional supplement. I am not making any claims for it, but all our products are here for research purposes, so if you understand what nervonic acid does and you want to try some, get some Nervidyne to see what it will do for you.

Martin: Well, we are always allowed to make structure and functional claims! The structure is: there is a nervonic acid in it, and functional: it helps the body rebuild the sheath around the nerves!

Spencer: Nervonic acid may do some amazing things! A long time ago it was sourced from shark liver oil and some other things high in nervonic acid, but they are hard to get now. There is a maple tree in Asia, the purpleblow maple tree, that for some reason, has nervonic acid in its nuts and seeds, so you can get it from there.

Martin: Great! So other than nervonic acid, what did you put in there?

Spencer: There’s a little bit of lion’s mane, which is a TH1 stimulant. People who have MS (multiple sclerosis) are already probably TH1 dominant, so…

Martin: …they need an antidote.

Spencer:  Right! So once I understood this, I added something to counter that to the next batch of Nervidyne as I was developing the product. But for the current batch that is now being sold, there’s a note on the website that says: Please go and take some Turmeric with Nervidyne, to push back towards TH2, if you happen to work with TH1 dominance.

Martin: Yeah, if you go up on the Internet, there are articles that explain the TH1 and TH2, they are the two different branches of the immune system, one is the humoral and the other is the cellular, or cell-mediated. Whichever you may be dominant in, you need to support the other side, or else you end up with imbalances. There are illnesses that are indeed associated with dominance of either one or the other.

Spencer: Right, and not only do you need Th1 and Th2 to be in balance, I think you want them both pretty low, because the lower your globulins, the higher your albumin. And the higher your albumin, the longer your life span! Albumin is one of the keys to intelligence and health throughout the life cycle. Th1 is what goes after things like intracellular parasites, and cancer, and natural killer cells are part of that. But too much Th1 cause autoimmunity issues, like Hashimoto’s. Th2 is linked to all the sinus stuff, allergies… So a little bit of it protects you from airborne stuff that can get in and cause allergy symptoms, but too much Th2 makes a person hyper-allergenic! So not only do I want a balance of them, but I want them both as low as possible, while still maintaining health, so that my globulins go down, which brings my albumins up.

One of the quick ways that I check Th1 or Th2 with my clients is placing an ultrasound transducer on the thyroid, and I kind of get a rough sense of how vascular it is. When there is no vascularity in the thyroid, some people say: oh, great, no, Hashimoto’s! But I’m thinking: well, yeah, but maybe it’s a Th2 dominance. And if I see a lot of vascularity, well, that’s also a problem. So I want the right amount of vascularity. Also, Th1 and Th2 is modulated by sunshine. The other day I saw these two young girls, they are twins, and they both had lots of vascularity in their thyroid. I’m thinking: alright, you know I am not a doctor, I’m not making a diagnosis, but is that Hashimoto’s? And I remember looking at their skin, they were very pale, so I left a message for their dad, saying:  “You might want to have your kids get little more sun. And here’s why.”

So, you know, it’s great to be able to find the lifestyle changes for someone, that can shift them into a better long term life because if these kids don’t change, you know what’s gonna happen to that thyroid in a five, ten years?

Martin: Okay, So we have lion’s mane for the Th1 and what is the other ingredient for Th2?

Spencer: A little bit of turmeric. Just to balance it out. Mostly what I’m looking for is the nervonic acid. The lion’s mane I’m adding for the nerve growth stimulation, but then turmeric for balance.

Martin: Turmeric on its own is a fantastic antioxidant and has benefits galore!

Spencer: But not for someone with Th2 dominance, right? I was so bummed when I realized I can’t juice turmeric anymore because I’m Th2 dominant, so no turmeric for me.

Martin: I’m sorry.

Spencer: It’s okay, for me, Vitamin E is my friend. That’s the one that boosts Th1.

Martin: Great. Okay! Anything else you want to add about the Nervidyne?

Spencer: I would say this: we really don’t have the clinical experience to know how it’s going to pan out. But if you’re going to get Nervidyne, to be fair, get at least three bottles of it. Because nerves are slow, they take time to recover.

Martin:  And the dosage? Would it vary, or is it pretty much the same for everyone?

Spencer: Well, I would go by body weight. I made the serving size based on 150 lbs person.

Martin: Can you take too much? It is not toxic, right?

Spencer: I took an enormous amount when I first made it, just to find out, and a person ate it just to find out. I took maybe a one or two month dose at one shot, just to see what would happen. I got a little punch drunk, you know, I felt a little altered. It wasn’t uncomfortable, and after ten or fifteen minutes it passed, but let me tell you what happened a couple of days later! I realized that the peripheral neuropathy I had given myself from eating so much fruit when I was younger, that went away!

Martin: Fantastic, so there is a case to be made for shock treatment!

Spencer: You know, there may be! The peripheral neuropathy has come back a little bit, but after that one time, it’s never been as bad as it once was. It doesn’t hurt to walk on carpets, I don’t get pins and needles, I don’t mind getting a foot rub. All these things may not make sense to you, but if someone has peripheral neuropathy, they’ll understand what I’m talking about. What happens with peripheral neuropathy is the nerves interprets normal touch as pain. So, yeah, I was thrilled to be able to get a foot rub again!

Martin: Awesome! Okay, so this is Nervidyne! Thank you, Spencer! This is Martin Pytela, health coach on www.life-enthusiast.com, call me at (866) 543-3388! We are restoring vitality to you and to the planet. Thank you for listening!

 

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