This page is in conjunction with the fitness page.I believe it is not possible to achieve ones fullest potential of a healthy state, unless you are regularly involved in some sort of physical workout regimen. The reason is simple, additional blood flow ! Flowing more blood through all of our organs , especially the main ones, the brain and liver are critical to our overall health and well being. As well by creating the sweat thru our skin, the largest organ, we are cleansing ourself and detoxing. So a regular regimen of some sort is a very good thing indeed for our health. I am going to keep it very simple, but functional and realistic. On the Fitness page I mention there are really only a few factors to gaining and maintaining control of ones weight or body fat percentage. Our nutrition is one key element and our physical regimen is the other. Nearly every other so-called component is some form of hype ! The only other components that I know of that are important, is your mindset. How you think about your health is critical. Also staying well hydrated with good clean water is a critical part of the overall equation to good health !
There are many articles and studies that hype all manner of quick fixes or easy fixes. Some purport a specific action or dietary supplement or herbal remedy. But consider this , balance in all things is the best policy and answer to nearly every event and matter related to our health. Let common sense prevail ! I definitely use herbs and various supplements. But I do not count on them specifically or individually as a source of an overall health panacea or magical cure. They all have their place and purpose. But realize they must be used in a synergistic methodology. In conjunction with your nutrition and other factors like your regular physical regimen. So each component is important in its own rite, but all are a synergy to accomplish your overall goal of good health and well being ! Here is a list of things I think are important and that simply work ! It is also critical to understand that body, mind, spirit, soul are all interconnected and each a component of our overall health and well being. I give more complex explanations of this and reading suggestions to fully grasp it all and how to simply live it, on other related pages on this site ! As well I recently stumbled onto this concept of Qi Gong, an ancient Chinese health philosophy and I realized it is exactly the same ideas I have found myself and have been professing for years now. It does not matter a bit to me what this is called, just that it has profound affects on our health and well being ! I have mentioned on several pages here that we have lost contact with much ancient wisdom and that is simply a fact. Modern western medicine actually has very few answers to heal anybody of anything.
1. Good nutrition. All that really means to me is simply eating what makes me healthy , real food ! And in a way that is not glutonous. So I only eat 2 meals a day at most, with numerous snacks along the way to maintain my blood sugar and overall energy and and focus. I always feel full or satisfied and rarely eat too much, or that I feel too full.
Another important issue is what NOT to eat. If it isn't real whole food, don't eat it. Never eat processed or "manufactured" supposed food products like cheez-wiz or fake meats and other fake foods like boxed foods ? Two problems with fast food ,they have a lot of fake food in them and fat and salt are off the charts ! Many of those secret sauces are just chemical concoctions that have little if any real food value. And most all of it is laced with a pottpouri of chemicals as a preservative or freshness enhancer. EAT ONLY REAL FOOD ! Which means you will have to prepare it from scratch to include chopping or cutting your own vegetables and other ingredients from fresh materials ! In fact I would highly suggest that you grow as much of your own food as possible ? For one simple reason, then you know for certain what you are eating. Realize that a lot of foods sold as organic or healthy are NOT !
2. Mindset about your health. This is critical. How we think about our health as an extension of our overall intelligence ! This determines our actions toward our health and also gives us confidence in our ability to heal our self. I often mention our "Inner Powers" and how to tap into these powers to heal our self. This comes from the mindset and going inside our self and asking honest questions. Meditation and prayer are a very big part of this process. It simply works and answers will come to every question ! I teach how to do this on an individual basis.
3. Good Hydration. Drinking sufficient clean water to maintain a well hydrated state is also critical. Most of us do not do this . I sometimes spazz on it a bit and find myself not hydrating properly because I was drinking a bit too much coffee or herbal tea. So I have to stay focused on drinking more clean water. Caffeine drinks are not hydrating at all in fact they are diuretic, so take that into consideration. As well alcohol. I drink all of the above but in limited quantities except water ? I drink it as much as I can. On a hot day it is rather easy to do. On milder days it is easy to forget or not follow thru ? so make it a habit ! Keeping our cells well hydrated is a critical component to overall health and well being in general ! Here is alinkto an excellent article on hydration, written by an excellent doctor. They are few !
4.Regular workout regimen. No matter what your current state of physical capabilities, you can start some sort of workout regimen on a regular basis. It is NOT necessary to start at a level that is beyond your current capacity. But it is necessary to start ASAP ! Just be honest with yourself so you do not defeat yourself or hurt yourself. Simply realize you will make progress and you will feed off of that progress going forward. There is no reason to get in a rush or push yourself too hard at first. No matter what your starting condition is, it will get much better as soon as you get started and have patience ! This regular regimen is a key component to understanding how to balance your metabolism ! Without it you will still have a retarded metabolism. The good news is, it happens very quickly and then the real fun starts ! I help people formulate their own physical regimen to guide them to a healthier state rather easily, so you do not defeat yourself or injure yourself. That is what the first consultation is all about. And always embrace sweating.
This photo is very recent in 2017, August. I will be 70 on my next birthday, so I imagine I am doing something very right ! I am now at 12% BF , 165 lbs and put on some more muscle this year. That was my plan after I went to 10% and 155 lbs two years ago, a new base line in 2015 for me. Several years ago I was at 187 and fat. And none of it was at all difficult in any way . Once you know how to balance your metabolism and endocrine system you can accomplish any variable with your body you desire rather easily. I have found 160 to be my optimum weight for overall good health. I am strong and still very agile and flexible with tremendous endurance and stamina. At this point I could very easily put on more muscle but that would defeat my purpose. In fact I had to choke back my herbs for testosterone production because I was putting on too much muscle too easily ! Everything is all about balance, and yes everybodies perfect weight and BF % is different for numerous reasons. By finding those ratios you are giving your body the optimum conditions to maintain good overall health and well being ! And I guarantee you will enjoy it all everyday in every way possible !
I have posted several links on the Fitness page related to health issues. I have recently come in contact with some medical folks who are in fact trustworthy and their intent is to actually help you gain your health back and heal yourself ! Here is alink to Dr. Kelly Brogan and an article she wrote about Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez. She speaks largely about womens health, although all of her ideas can be used in mens health as well. I have read and researched a tremendous amount about our real state of health care in this country and can say this woman is highly knowledgeable and has good intentions. I highly recommend reading her and following her ideas and concepts . I certainly do. Also I stumbled onto a website that I like as well for all manner of general information that is honest. Here is a link to it also. I consider both of these resources as cutting edge information. Top of the pile info to be sure !
Also consider that we live in a very toxic environment these days, world wide. Chemicals of some description have invaded our air, water, soil, food and what is called medicine ? So it is critical to good health to be aware of this and to detox regularly as necessary. I do a liver/kidney detox, an intestinal cleanse and a heavy metals detox (EDTA chelation) twice a year. As well I am very aware of what I eat to try and eliminate some of the toxic affects. I also use my coconut charcoal weekly to help remove radionuclides (radiation) before it can pass thru my intestinal tract. Today this is a very important step indeed and all of the above is very easy to do !Also realize it is very easy these days to have an imbalance or lack of certain nutrients and minerals. Our food is nutrient/mineral lacking unless we grow our own and know whats in it. An example would be Iodine ? Many people in the USA have a major shortage of iodine and it causes all manner of affects like thyroid issues. And once the thyroid is out of balance your entire endocrine system will suffer as well. This is where most maladies come from , various imbalances of the endocrine system which lead to many other imbalances like the lymphatic system and immune deficiencies. It is also critical to maintain a strong immune system and that too is easily done via these methodologies. Balance is the secret to all of it with a dose of patience and common sense methodologies !
Here is a link to an excellent article about healing the thyroid and other related issues of polyunsaturated fats
Health a simple approach to overall well being
I speak a lot about our own healing powers because I learned how to tap into this myself. We all have this ability but most of us are so caught up in the wrong things and distracted, we never learn this. And it is very simple stuff. This guy helps explain it all , a very wise man indeed !
Below is my compilation of natural remedies for high blood pressure/hypertension that works like magic for anybody. It will also lower your negative cholesterol count and have you thinking much better ! This took years to acquire and test and it works ! You can toy with it to suit you ! You can also add a few other herbs and accomplish many other excellent health remedies. Like Gingko Biloba, Ashwaganda root, Fenugreek powder and Cordyceps mushroom. They are all very powerful and accomplish different outcomes to good health and body functions. But realize your overall body weight and BF% are also part of the equation as well as embracing sweat ! So all are very important components to your overall health, fitness and well being.
High blood pressure / hypertension
Have limits on alcohol (mine is 1 beer and one small glass of red wine a day) I do this rather easily but give myself slack to have more (maybe 3 beers?) for a special reason maybe twice a year? and some days I have zero alcohol just because I don't care ? so it is not a stressful thing , just a guideline !
Needed in your body- Calcium/magnesium/Potassium/COQ10/Vit C up to 1000 or more, B complex with extra B6 daily 100mg or more/ Red rice yeast/Zinc/Vit A/fish oil/ flaxseed oil/ olive oil/coconut oil
Take St Johns Wart/ Valerian and Hawthorn
Do not eat any MSG, read all labels and ask at restaurants if they use it ? nearly every Chinese restaurant does
Eat a lot of raw garlic and apples !
Eat chilis often and curry
Juice if possible and eat a lot of green leafy vegs
Reduce salt intake and drink lots of water
Do not take any medications except natural remedies ( your food should be your medicine so think/live that way !)
Never eat any processed food and stay away from fast foods. Only eat real foods you know are actual food and not messed with or any additives.
Never drink diet soda or eat any fake sweeteners. Also get off raw sugar and corn syrup derivatives. Use stevia as a sweetener, it is the easy way to get off sugar ! Taste perfect in coffee or ?
Learn to pray and meditate !
All of the above will work best and have the highest good resultif you get on some kind of regular workout regimen and create a high heart rate regularly, at last 3 days a week. Every other day is perfect at least 20 minute high heart rate. could be running, bicycle, stationary bike, wind sprints, hiking with some weight, whatever ? The secret is to get high blood rate flowing over the brain , liver and kidneys and all organs regularly and staying well hydrated and sweating a lot ! Also a detox regimen at least twice a year is very helpful.
The Fitness pagehas many more details and links to boosting HGH and testosterone naturallyand many other very helpful ideas that simply work !
I offer personal consultations to good health for very reasonable rates based on donations. I offer specific ongoing guidance on physical training, nutrition, weight loss and overall well being and methods for good sound sleep. Most people only require two consults and they are good to go with only an occasional question, that I do not charge for if minimal. Basically I teach how to acquire all of the above items on this page rather easily and that is how you heal yourself. The initial consult is largely info gathering and analysis to get your parameters established. I also have access to all the necessary herbs at excellent prices you will greatly appreciate and all are completely organic. Some I grow and some I procure from special sources. Most clients learn to balance their endocrine system and hormonals with the herbs and increase HGH , testosterone and or estrogen.
Simply phone me Steve @ 541 656 1091 and I will guide you to purchase time easily.