Yesterday’s message began our review of seven lifestyle foundations.
That message yesterday was entitled Lifestyle Foundations and it outlined why we at the beginning of this decade we are sharing seven key messages I have sent before… but have updated… because they reflect the fundamental values we share from the lessons we learn at this site.
This second lifestyle thought looks at the profound importance of health because good health is the most valuable asset of all.
I know because there are some moments, always remembered. Peak experiences. Never forgotten spots in our existence that become crossroads that forever dictate the direction of our lives. Sharing such a memory about good health from 30 years ago, may help you gain more freedom and wealth now.
A low rumble, the crowded city below, muffled through thick foliage and vibrated over the thin ribbon of asphalt that winds, flat as a snake, through the jungle ahead.
Warm fogs swept in from the South China Sea and hung like a humid blanket in the air.
The place was Bowen Road, mid levels, Hong Kong.
The time 1973.
This narrow path flows through the middle of a thick boscage that looms above the most crowded city in the world. The green, freshness and cacophony of birds brought us here each morning. Amahs that stretched on bent iron pipe handrails, ancient wrinkled men carrying caged sparrows and all types of early risers moved like shadows against the verdant forest in their motions of Tai Chi.
I jogged down Bowen Road. 25 years old, this was the day when divorce papers were served and I also learned I was broke.
I no longer jog… but like walking and hiking… especially up and down hills. Here I am hiking up Mt. Cotacachi with my good friend, Mahananda.
We take delegates on hikes into sacred valleys on our Ecuador shaman tours.
Working from the age of 21 for a new hot company (the whole story is at http://www.garyascott.com/worldreports/121/) my stock options made me a paper millionaire at age 24. This unexpected wealth created bad spending habits and without the sense to sell, this portfolio was nothing but paper that became worthless. Plus the ambition and my month-at-a-time tours to Asia had ruined my marriage as well.
So that day I stumbled, more than jogged, wondering what would happen now! Everything seemed gone and for the first mile or so, I was just running and afraid.
The second mile absorbed me. The self-pity and fright began to fade. During mile three I began to sweat and the trauma literally evaporated. Finally by the fourth mile I was taking stock. My two kids were smart, strong and already used to my being away. My soon-to-be-ex had the house, two cars, the boat, all the furniture and the 14 apartments we had managed to buy. They would be okay.
So what about myself?
On the fifth mile I analyzed my position… No cash, no way to pay next month’s rent and no job. I was 12,000 miles from home (Oregon). Most of my clients were unhappy campers focusing their anger on the only Guello (foreign devil) who had not fled the city (me).
Yet as one foot plodded in front of the other, there were several things I realized that I did have. Energy and the ability to work. I had my good health.
I jogged along thinking about my many wealthy customers who had tons of cash and gobs of assets, but were mostly overweight, exhausted and consequently perpetually afraid. If anything went wrong-their business, banking or the economy and politics, they were doomed. They could not build again. Life for them was just the paper they had already accumulated. They were always bound up by that because they feared they could never last out tough times or rebuild. They were trapped by their wealth and lifestyles.
Suddenly over the last five miles I felt extremely rich and free! That was the moment when I realized the basis of real freedom is good health. Money can come and go, but if we are physically fit, with stamina and good energy we can always rebuild wealth.
That’s the moment I have never forgotten and over the past 40 years in my global travels I have kept a continual watch for new ways to be stronger, more flexible, in better shape and more immune from disease.
This search for health, vitality and longevity is one of the reasons why I really enjoy Ecuador, and our Blue Ridge Farm.
Being on the equator and traveling from place to place where the weather is good is healthy because of the seasonal regularity (the body loves ritual).
Plus the organic foods grown in the rich volcanic soils give a great boost to feeling good. Ecuador is one of three places in the world where residents have super longevity. This is where the stories of the fountain of youth began. http://www.garyascott.com/ecuador/378/
There are many pools with excellent volcanic mud to soak in for good health. Here I am in one on Ecuador’s coast.
Here is Chachimbiro thermal pools not far from our Ecuador hotel. This is a wonderful natural place where we take our friends and delegates to celebrate and immerse ourselves in the pure water of Ecuador. When we visit the waters of Chachimbiro early morning weekdays, we are the only people there.
Here’s one of our delegates with us enjoying the purest of Ecuador water soaking for health and longevity in the thermal springs.
The Ecuador water comes hot out of the mountains. The Ecuador water is super hot at the top, about 120 degrees. We begin there.
There is an ice cold pool next to the super hot so one can go from hot to cold. Only a few of us do that. Very few as you can see, you know who, dipping alone in the cold.
Having lived with the indigenous for years, Merri and I learned that good health and longevity come from more than just the sun and soil. The Andean people have an incredible science of living that includes very special exercises and nutrition.
We use exercises taught to us by the shamans like this Llama Walk. Here I am on one of our hand bridges in the Blue Ridge.
This is why Merri and I integrate health as well as wealth in our tours and seminars.
We include workshops on Andean diet, exercise, Amazon health supplements and healing substances and the scientific foundations of shamanic healing. You can also enjoy healing ceremonies with local shamans. This is why we added a one day Quantum Wealth workshop to our International Investing and Business course. See 21 main health ideas we cover in our one day Quantum Wealth Workshop below.
We recognize the value of purification for health and take our…
delegates on our Ecuador shaman tours on…
this sacred lake to this…
beach for purification ceremonies.
We hope to share what we have learned about health and wish you a healthy decade ahead!
Avoid the Secret ChargemasterFew places can destroy health and ruin a lifetime of savings faster than a hospital. We are at risk from pocketbook surgery and the incredibly dangerous “Secret Chargemaster”. See below why chargemasters are normally kept secret and how to gain protection from their abuse.
Modern American health care is under pressure. Despite horrendous costs, the system is faltering. At times the care is more dangerous than the illness. For example hospitals are the worst place to have a heart attack. The University of North Carolina, did a study and found that 40% of the patients who had attacks in the hospital died before being discharged. (The study compared that with only a 4% death rate for those who had heart attacks outside the hospital.)
Plus it was recently revealed that medical endoscopy scopes in hospitals were infecting patients with deadly drug-resistant bacteria. The facts about this had not been previously disclosed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that hospital-acquired infections alone kill 99,000 people each year. Here is an even worse hospital mortality fact.
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The image above shows a report from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Hospital-acquired infections alone kill 57% more Americans every year than all car accidents and falls put together.
Often, what patients catch in the hospital is worse than what sent them there. Governments and health care agencies agree – antibiotic resistance is a “nightmare.” An antibiotic-resistant bacteria may be spreading in more hospitals than patients know. About one in every 25 hospitalized patients gets an infection and a 2013 report from the Journal of Patient Safety showed that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the country.
Along with the risk of hospital acquired illness and medical errors, the second huge threat to our well being… is health care costs, especially at hospitals. This is because of the secrets in the Chargemaster and the people who do not want us to know how much hospital costs have risen . Motivations beyond our good health, like corporate greed, want to keep us in the dark about health care cost.
The hospital bill above is part of a story about a $110,000 infection and why hospital “Chargemasters” are often secret. This story tells how one person with resistant devastating infection ran up a $110,000 hospital bill only to find that Medicare would only pay $2,300 from treatment of infection.
Secret of the Chargemasters
Being in a hospital can kill as well as cure. There are odds on that. What is more certain is that hospitals can kill our finances.
The ‘average’ cost of hospital care is rising because the leading hospitals are front runners in figuring out how to amass market power so they can raise prices and decrease competition. A codeine pill that costs $20 at a hospital costs 50 cents at Rite-Aid or Walgreens. Hospitals have “chargemasters” a price list created by each hospital, that typically has more than ten thousand entries, so almost nothing — even an aspirin, a bag of IV fluid, or a visit from a physical therapist to help a patient get out of bed — is free. However, those lists are usually secret.
The Commonwealth Fund in its latest survey on overall health care ranked US healthcare dead last compared to 10 major countries. Despite being worst, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Times have all warned about huge, increasingly costly, health care changes. There are enormous problems in hospitals and chances are they are going to get worse.
When it comes to health care, we may well be on our own. The very people, institutions and establishments that we should rely on may actually hurt rather than help our health. Shamanic Wisdom accumulated over the millennia can fill the gap.
The way to escape the dangers of the high cost deteriorating health care system, is to not need it. Declare health independence… and create natural good health. There are dozens of simple, really low costs steps that can improve health… eating, purification, exercise, even the way we think and don’t think when we sleep.
Ancient shamanic wisdom can help us reduce our risks of poor health care and help us fight the ever rising costs.
For nearly 50 years Merri and I have lived around the world and checked out just about every source on natural health care. We have spent years living with natural health care insiders, and trying what they offered.
We took thousands of readers to Ecuador. Many met the shamans there and we saw some health miracles take place (including a miracle with me!)
Since not everyone can go to Ecuador, we have created three Shamanic Natural Health Care Reports that can help improve our natural health. They are concise and to the point. In 15 minutes the first report shows exactly how to start preparing for better health and more energy.
We do not have to depend on the health care and health insurance monopolies for better natural health… or cave into a healthcare system that can put us at risk and charge outrageous prices at the same time.
Our shamanic health reports provide information on how to use ancient health care systems to become more healthy – self sufficient – providing our own good health.
The first report is “Sunski”, the Andean word for good eating, for maximum nutrition and purification.
We started the series with eating because so many of our readers have found the Andean shamanic nutrition helps them kick start their health with weight trimming. Here is what a few readers have written to us:
These are typical notes I have received from readers. They all contains this common Ecuador weight loss refrain.
* “Hi Merri, things have worked out well. I am healthier than I have ever been, lost 32 pounds since arriving in Sept. Bought a house and have finished the first level. What an amazing place you have found”. Thanks Phil – Ecuador
* “We’ve decided to change our eating patterns since we came home because we so enjoyed our meals at the farm and how we felt physically. Thanks so much. With love” JJ New – Chicago
* “After eating all that delicious food I gained 3 lbs but it must be in muscle weight as my pants fit loosely!” R Vickers – New Mexico
* “The food was so delicious and I thought I ate a lot, but during the week I lost six pounds!” WB Australia.
Good eating is the first step towards natural health. The first rule of good health is getting the correct nutrition. The second step is purification of toxins and eating to avoid getting impurities in our body in the first place!
Sunski is a way to eat that strengthens and purifies as it stops adding toxicity from eating. Yet Sunski is a delicious, healthy “self defined” cleansing process. One lesson in Sunski shows how to correct a simple mistake that most of the Western population makes which increases the chances of adding and retaining weight by 84%.
“Sunski” combines lessons about healthy eating that we learned from years of working with ayurvedic health masters and then living with an Ecuador Taita Yatchak and his apprentices.
We lived, worked, farmed, cooked and ate with this Taita Yatchak for years while learning “Sunski”.
The “Sunski” report has been 40 years and millions of miles of travel in the making.
We’ve invested thousands of hours into learning the skills of health self-reliance and resilience, identifying the best foods and combinations and sifted through loads of seeming contradictions to get to the facts about “do it yourself” longevity and natural health.
But that wasn’t enough – not when our good health is on the line. So we consulted dozens of top professions who know a lot about natural health. We spoke with holistic MDs chiropractors, Indian Vidyas, Andean Yatchaks, and other self-reliant natural health experts who live this way every day.
Don’t let the simplicity fool you… years of research went into these reports.
And we only kept the best of the best: this system is complete – and FAST to learn – so you can get started immediately.
We all need to stay out of hospitals and reduce our exposure to modern medical risks and costs.
Why re-invent the wheel? Especially when time is NOT on our side. We’ve already done the hard work pulling together the information we all need to create better natural, good health.
Imagine… never worrying about what we eat ever again and reducing the risks of hospitalization and health care’s outrageous costs.
A few of the life balancing nutritional tips include how to:
#1: Eat a balance of fat, carbohydrates and protein.
#2: Eat combinations of food for ideal digestion.
#3: Eat clean organic food prepared and served by happy, joyful people.
#4: Eat in good spirits at the right times of day.
#5: Chew in the correct way.
#6: Eat purifying and satisfying meals.
#7: Adapt eating habits that are suited to individual specific makeup and lifestyle and why such individualized nutrition is better than any specific set plan.
* A complete list of EZ to use recipes that will immediately improve your short term energy… and your long term natural health – so that you never have to guess what foods you need (or rely on the health care establishment to tell you the truth).
* The single biggest constraint you’ll face in your eating habits – and how you can eliminate it by adding two simple recipes to your Sunski system.
* How to calculate exactly how much food you need so you don’t over or under build your nutritional plan.
* A simple solution for making sure that your food delivers what your body needs when you need it.
* What components you can choose for yourself and how to avoid mass diets that seem to work for every one except… you.
* The best long term solution for avoiding sugar.
* Use sweet spices to compensate for stress.
* Specific types of unique spices that give you the biggest energy bang for your buck.
* Spices that cleanse and purify.
* Three changes in your fruit consumption that is a critical component for long term purificatioN.
* The best times to eat specific foods.
* How to direct different foods to different parts of the body.
* Three teas that add a resilience to your natural health system that are easy to make and enjoy at home at a low cost.
* Why it is good (in fact almost a requirement) to sometimes eat junk food.
The nutrition report also includes 23 special recipes of quick and easy but perfectly balanced meals and snacks.
One of the recipes is for high protein Chocolate Quinoa Pancakes.
All of this information is in “Sunski” the first of three shamanic health reports.
Special and delicious, but fast and healthy recipes.
Merri received this note from a reader: Merri, your wonderful cooking deserves very special thanks. Everything was delicious. I’m now using close to your ingredients but I miss a lot in the result and long for a recipe or two.” Nancy H – Ireland
These recipes are easy to make, delicious to eat, inexpensive but balanced and healthy foods prepared in a shamanic way.
Learn how nutritional secrets can help keep you out of the hospital.
Secret of the HogberryMore than 100 studies have found that physical activity can lower cancer risk and even help cure cancer. Fortunately researchers asked why and one answer became clear. Body fat.
Studies showed that those who were most active have a 25% lower chance of developing cancer because reduced body fat is possible pathway to lowering cancer risk. Time Magazine has some good information on the relationship between exercise and reducing cancer. Have a look below if you want to research more deeply (1).
Graph showing benefits of intermittent fasting.
Fortunately there is a little known way to reduce body fat that does not even require exercise. I’ll share more on this secret in a moment.
First, body fat and cancer? Let’s ask why?
Part of the answer is toxicity.
Healthy bodies naturally and regularly remove water-soluble toxins from the body. Our blood and kidneys flush them away.
Fat-soluble toxins such as metals, pesticides, preservatives, other pollutants are harder to flush out of the system. Fat-soluble toxins must become water-soluble before the body can get rid of them. The liver can do this conversion (bile emulsifies fat-souble toxins into water-soluble). This process requires healthy digestive and detox pathways. When they become imbalanced, fat-soluble toxins are stored in fat cells and brain cells instead. These toxins can remain for decades and create health problems.
The fat stored toxins cause oxidation (free radical damage) and degeneration as well as mutation. Toxins in the fatty tissue of the brain become neurotoxins that can cause cognitive problems and a host of mental and brain imbalances.
The way to avoid this storage of deadly toxicity is to keep stress down, while digestion and detoxification pathways remain good.
Burn Fat to Burn Toxins
When you burn fat not primarily for weight loss, (though you will lose weight) but for purification, you can turn on the body’s detox fuel. Fat metabolism is the body’s natural form of energy. Fat metabolism provides a more steady energy than glucose metabolism and flushes fat cells free of toxins. As the toxicity drops, the nervous system has reduced stress and will naturally burn fat instead of sugar.
Intermittent fasting is one way to get the body to burn fat. There is a way of eating that helps reduce weight, improve energy and purify the body as it returns to a state of natural health.
This is a simple easy way to improve and restore feeling good, but works best when combined with better nutrition, moderate exercise and a purification program that helps make sure that the body is not overwhelmed with too much purification at once.
This is why I have written a short report entitled “The FAST Way to Better Health” that features one special tea so an intermittent fasting routine becomes doable and enjoyable.
The Key is in the Hogberry
Intermittent fasting is guaranteed to work, if you have even reasonable nutrition, moderate physical activity and stick with it. The problem is in the sticking. When the brain is hooked on metabolizing sugar it can be very demanding. When we try going an extended period without a sugar, the brain will have a hissy fit and demand that we eat or drink something sweet or starchy or alcoholic.
Sticking through a fast just does not work when the brain pulls out its bag of tricks, from sweet whispers (just one chocolate won’t hurt- but it will!) all the way to chills sweats and dizziness. Intermittent fasting, without help, can require enormous discipline that most of us cannot maintain long enough.
I know, I tried intermittent fasting several times and failed. Then I accidentally stumbled across the secret of the Hogberry that not only stops hunger but more importantly speeds up the process of switching from sugar metabolism to fat metabolism AND assists in the purifying process. Once I tried using this support for the pancreas (among other things), intermittent fasting became satisfying and enjoyable. I am passing 45 days in this routine, and the steady energy just gets better and better. I am not minding the reduced weight and better fitting clothing either!
“The FAST Way to Better Health” explains how intermittent fasting is not real fasting. One does not stop eating with an intermittent fast, not even for a day. You learn why this is such a healthy way to lose weight and detoxify fat cells to reduce risks of cancer, heart disease diabetes and senility.
More important you learn how to feel better almost from the very first day. Reduce stress, gain smooth steady energy without 10:30am and 3:00pm droops. Find out how to avoid being hungry right after you eat and how to make the cravings for sweets and junk food all but disappear.
I will send you this report “The FAST Way to Better Health” that reveals the secret of the Hogberry, FREE when you order my Shamanic Natural Health reports described below.
This is the only way to attain this report. Intermittent fasting can make your life better. It works best when you use the nutritional, exercise and purification tips outlined in these three reports. As with all my reports and courses, satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back. I want to be sure that the information in “The FAST Way to Better Health” works for you. The valuable knowledge you’ll gain in these reports works better when the nutrition, purification and exercise reports are combined so I have made a special offer.
I have created three shamanic health reports are about:
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