Five More Ways to be Smarter


Here are five steps to being smarter.

Last week’s post “How to be Smarter” reviewed the most important asset we can have in today’s fast [aced, ever changing world. Intelligence!

We have to be smarter so we can see through and beyond the hidden agendas, the deceits of big business and politics, destructive progress and fake news.

One solution is a bigger brain.

The larger our brain… the smarter we are… and yes we can make our brain bigger, just like when exercising other muscles, they grow.

The good news is we can increase our brain size in five easy steps.

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An article at Lifespa.com “5-ways-maximize-brain-power” (1) tells all about how to be smarter.

The relationship between brain size and intelligence has been well-documented, most linking a bigger brain (greater brain volume) to better cognitive function and higher IQ.

These initial findings have set researchers out to find ways to naturally boost brain size in an effort to ward off cognitive decline with age. Here are a few ways to naturally boost your brain size.

Regular Exercise and More Social Interactions

Vitamin B12

Balanced Blood Sugar

Omega-3s

The Bigger Brain Diet

In a study published in May 2018 in the journal Neurology, the diets of some 4,213 healthy individuals with the average age of 66 were evaluated for one month. Almost 400 food items were broken down in categories of vegetables, fruit, whole grain products, legumes, nuts, dairy, fish, tea, unsaturated fats and oils of total fats, red and processed meat, sugary beverages, alcohol, and salt.

After adjusting for smoking, high blood pressure and aging, all the participants were given brain scans to measure brain volume, white matter lesions, and small brain bleeds. The individuals who had the greatest brain size ate the greatest amount of vegetables, fruit, nuts, whole grains, dairy and fish. This group also consumed the lowest amounts of sugary beverages.

This compete article is well worth a read to clarify five simple steps any of us can take to increase our intelligence.

Trying these five steps is smart!

Gary

I get my Omega 3 from Athletes Best as well.

OM3 – 6 Ratio – A Matter of Life & Death

The Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio.  An imbalance in this ratio has been shown to contribute to an incredible array of deadly disease.  Contributors to the imbalance are everywhere and often hidden.

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A hidden killer.

An abstract published at NCBI’s (a branch of the National Institutes of Health) website (1) suggests that humans evolved on a ratio of about 1 to 1 and that Western diets today have a ratio of 15/1 or more.   This promotes diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Increasing omega-3  helps prevent many diseases such as cardiovascular disease colorectal cancer, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.

Getting the ratio balanced is difficult because soybean oil (7 to 1 ratio), olive oil (13 to 1) and corn oil (49 to 1) are used in so many snack and fast foods.  The ubiquitous soybean oil alone represents an astounding 20 percent of the calories in the American diet.

Because of this Merri and I take Omega 3 Supplements every day and I asked Kris Vigue (the manufacture of the supplement we use) to write more about his Omega 3 program.

Here is Kris’s report.

Omega 3s reduce CRP and tumor necrosis factor markers for inflammation

By Kris Vigue

Omega 3s reduce CRP and tumor necrosis factor markers for inflammation.

Inflammation affects us all, but it’s imperative that we keep it under control to prevent chronic inflammation from taking over our lives. Unfortunately, the typical American diet consists of far too many omega-6 fatty acids, which are responsible for creating more inflammation within the body. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids within the body should be closer to 1:1, rather than the average 15:1 that most Americans have. Combine that with the effects of stress, sugary foods, environmental toxins, and we have the perfect cocktail for high amounts of inflammation within our bodies.

Higher levels of inflammation within the body have created a myriad of problems. Everything from heart attacks, cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases can be linked back to inflammation. While eating wild caught fish such as salmon would be an ideal way to raise your Omega-3 levels, our oceans have become so polluted that eating fish now poses more health risks than benefits. Mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), radioactive substances like strontium, and toxic metals such as cadmium, lead, chromium, and arsenic are typically found in fish.

There is a more convenient solution to raise your Omega-3 blood lipid levels, free of the harmful contaminants that are so prevalent in much of the fish stock available for consumption.

As we’ve learned in the past from one of our Super Thinking speakers, Dr. Jim Vigue, not all Omega-3 supplements are created equal.

We spent 11 months perfecting our formula so that it would enable the user to experience the maximum benefits that come from Omega-3s. After three years of testing, we are still absolutely convinced that it is the highest quality Omega-3 supplement on the market and the results our customers are getting have been tremendous.

The difference between our product and other fish oil supplements, is that our formula has a very powerful combination of krill oil and calamarine oil, the powerful natural antioxidant astaxanthin, vitamin D and a proprietary antioxidant blend. Our blend enters the cells with much higher efficiency than other products on the market.

The key with any Omega-3 supplement is to get the blood level of Omega-3s at a level that helps offset many of the diseases of aging, including heart disease, diabetes, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and even some cancers. Research has shown that if we can get Omega-3 index (omega-3 blood lipid levels) around 8%, then we have the change that we will age at less than half the rate as those with an index around 3% (which is where most Americans are).

One of the main reasons why we created Athlete’s Best Premium Omega-3 Plus was that studies have shown that many of the current Omega-3/fish oil supplements on the market would not raise a consumer’s index level to the levels needed to experience the true benefits of the nutrients. In one study, the Omega-3 index was measured in 704 individuals, some were taking fish oil supplementation and some were not. Only 1% of the group not taking fish oil had an Omega-3 index of 8%. However in the group that was taking fish oil, only 17% had an Omega-3 Index above 8%. That means that 83% of people in the study taking fish oil were NOT getting to the goal!

Athlete’s Best uses the ultra-pure Neptune Krill Oil as one of our ingredients and NKO has been shown to dramatically reduce inflammation within the body. One of the most useful markers of inflammation is the presence of C-reactive protein (CRP) in the blood. Neptune Krill Oil was examined to see what effect it might have on chronic inflammation as measured by CRP in patient’s blood.

In this random, double blind study, 90 patients with chronic inflammation as measured by elevated blood CRP were divided into two equal groups. The first group received 300 mg per day of Neptune Krill Oil (NKO) while the second received a placebo. Before the study began, all patients refrained from taking any pain medication except acetaminophen and any supplements of foods containing high levels of Omega-6 for two weeks. During the study, blood samples were taken to measure serum CRP.

After just 7 days, the Neptune Krill Oil group had reduced their CRP levels by an average of 19.3% while the placebo group increased their CRP levels by 15.7%.

After only 14 days, the NKO group had reduced their CRP levels by 29.7% while the placebo group had increased their CRP by 32.1%.

Athlete’s Best Premium Omega-3 Plus contains large amounts of phospholipids, potent antioxidants including astaxanthin, vitamin D, and a high ratio of pure Omega-3s from NKO & calamarine oil. Phospholipids protect cell membranes from injury; the Omega-3’s EPA and DHA trigger secretion of anti-inflammatory biochemicals; and astaxanthin inhibits production of pro-inflammatory biochemical.

Initially designed for athletes, we’ve seen this product benefit everyone who has continued its use. Continuing use is important as the body cannot produce Omega-3 fatty acids on its own. Studies have shown that the continued use of marine-derived Omega-3 supplementation has a significant lowering effect on inflammation markers within the body; in both those suffering from chronic inflammation and healthy individuals.

You can go on the Athlete’s Best website and pick up more information on the product.  A link is below.

This identical formula is being sold in gyms all over the country at much higher prices.

Dr. Jim has provided Gary Scott readers a $5 code which puts this price below even the normal price at athletesbest.com’s website.

Plus this price includes free shipping in the USA.

This brings the per bottle cost down to below $1.00 a day at $44.95 for this premium product with premium ingredients. Each bottle offers a 45 day supply of product.

A 90 day supply is $79.90 with free shipping which brings the cost per day even lower.  Gary Scott readers receive a 10% discount using the code GARYSCOTT10.

Since it takes roughly 90 days for red blood cells to go through a complete cycle, users really need to take the product (or any supplement for that matter) for at least 90 days to get the maximum benefit.

A 90 day supply is less than $.95 a day for a product that  provides a superior and proprietary Omega 3 formula, the Astaxanthin, the vitamin D and the antioxidant blend.

Order three month supply for 10% off the $79.90 price here

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Kris

(1) NCBI’s  The importance of the ratio of omega-6/omega-3 essential fatty acids

(References from for Kris’s report: Li K, Huang T, Zheng J, Wu K, Li D. Effect of Marine-Derived n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on C-Reactive Protein, Interleukin 6 and Tumor Necrosis Factor α: A Meta-Analysis. PLoS One. 2014 Feb 5;9(2):e88103. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088103.)

I get my daily B12 and Omega 3 from Athletes Best.

Beyond Chelation

This message outlines how a simple (and incredibly low cost) amino acid can help improve cardiovascular systems, increase memory, improve vision, enhance vitality, expand energy and extend lifespan.

A delegate at one of our courses was a doctor in his eighties but who had the energy and looks of a much, much younger man.  When asked about his secret of youth he said his vitality was based on several factors.  A few of them you would expect, such as good diet, sufficient exercise and plenty of activity in a strong, purposeful life.  Then he explained another secret of his youth and energy: chelation.

This youthful doctor told us he had been running the largest I.V. chelation center in the United States from Hawaii. Hardening of the arteries is such a huge problem in our modern world that he was making a fortune.

Then, he said, he had learned about a vitamin-mineral formula that was so effective that he shut down his clinics and exclusively used this simple formula which he felt had better results than I.V. chelation therapy.

Years of research are behind this comprehensive cardiovascular nutritional supplement, designed to maintain and promote vascular health, mental and physical well being.

That client and doctor friend gave us a month’s supply of this formula.  He thought it would be excellent for us and would help us with traveling also.  Merri and I tried this product ourselves and felt better and better.

We have made it a point to take heart healthy supplements since.  We love the savings we enjoy with the mixed supplement we use.   It is so much less expensive than all the numerous other vitamins and minerals that we had been taking.  We actually were spending less!

The system we use is so convenient.  Everything is in one simple scoop of powder we take daily.  Especially when we travel we just bring along a packet for each day we are on the road.  No more loading up pill boxes or bringing bottles (or suitcases full of bottles) of vitamins and stuff.

As is so often the case when we like something we start talking about it and pretty soon, a batch of friends were taking Vitality Force and telling us great things about their experiences.  They reordered so much of it through that I decided to make it available to all my readers.

Let me begin by saying that Vitality Force has not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease and should only be taken as a food supplement.  Having said this, I share information about Vitality Force below.

This supplement combines over two dozen ingredients, known to have beneficial effects, into one total cardiovascular support program.

Vitality Force’s main ingredient is L-arginine.  Studies have shown that L-arginine is a precursor to nitric oxide, an important cardiovascular signaling molecule.

What is L-Arginine?

L-Arginine is the biological precursor of nitric oxide.

The medical establishment has known about the benefits of nitric oxide as nitroglycerine and amyl nitrite which creates a flood of nitric oxide have been used in medicine for over a century.

Nitric oxide is an important signal and effector molecule made by the blood vessels’ lining. The endothelium is exquisitely sensitive to the physical and chemical conditions inside our blood vessels. When the endothelium senses heart-healthy conditions, such as physical activity and low cholesterol, it releases more nitric oxide.  That’s good because nitric oxide expands the blood vessels, increasing blood flow and decreasing plaque growth and blood clotting.

In 1998, three research scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine when they discovered the natural nitric oxide cycle in our cells.  Nitric oxide is essential to a vital natural cycle at the cellular level.  It is so  important in neuroscience, physiology, and immunology, that one year it was named “Molecule of the Year”.   Research into its function led to a Nobel Prize for discovering its importance as a cardiovascular signalling molecule. The nitric oxide cycle especially helps the heart.

Nitric oxide is the simple molecule that improves the flow of blood to the heart body and brain, It also increases energy and stamina, relieve  stress, strengthens the immune and digestive system, plus improves clarity of mind.  Nitric oxide improves the health of the inner wall of a blood vessel, keeps vessels pliable and elastic, dilates blood vessels keeping blood flowing smoothly, relax blood vessels, keep platelets and white blood cells calm and prevent them from sticking to the vessel wall, prevent oxidation, slow plaque growth, suppress atherosclerosis and melt away plaque that already exists.

There are many benefits from removing plaque from the body:

  1. Helps to prevent arteriosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries)
  2. Helps to rejuvenate your cardiovascular system
  3. Helps to improve conduction in all degrees of A-V heart block
  4. Helps increase American life expectancy
  5. Reduces blood pressure and blood cholesterol
  6. Improves circulation
  7. Improves vision and hearing
  8. Improves liver function
  9. Improves skin texture and tone
  10. Helps prevent abnormal cross linking of molecules that age tissue
  11. Helps to relieve symptoms of senility by increasing circulation to the brain
  12. Helps to relieve pain, hypoglycemia, phlebitis and scleroderma
  13. Dissolves fats in plaque lined arteries
  14. Helps make blood slippery and prevents abnormal blood clotting
  15. Helps to increase tissue oxygenation

Anti-Aging, Longevity, and Preventative Medicine are the Future!

With our knowledge of alternative medicine doubling every three years and our technology advancing exponentially, we are entering an age where we are able to probably turn our biological clock backwards!  Instruments are now in use that can measure the functioning of each of our physical organs and new high potency nutritional supplements, hormonal balancing, and advanced oral chelation products have become available which can enhance the functioning of our organs and help prevent heart attacks and fight many of the auto-immune and degenerative diseases that are plaguing modern society.

There is one more benefit.  That is the savings and convenience.  Vitality Force is much more than just an all natural solution for cardiovascular health.

The formula includes the highest quality arginine, vitamins, minerals, and other immune boosting ingredients. It works by dilating the blood vessels to allow more oxygen and nutrients to flow freely throughout the body.  This helps improve the  bio-availability of all nutrients and helps enhance your other supplements that you may already be taking.

I like the powdered form because research suggests that consuming liquid nutritional products provides significantly improved absorption, (80% vs. 20% from tablets).

Vitality Force supports:

* Cardiovascular health

* Healthy immune function

* Anti-aging properties

* Improved energy levels

*  Dilated blood vessels to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to muscles and the cardiovascular system

* Increased efficiency of oxygen utilization for energy production

* Enhanced numbers of mitochondria to actually produce energy

The Vitality Force formula includes:

  • L-Citrulline
  • Vitamin D3
  • Vitamin C
  • B1 (thiamine)
  • B2 (riboflavin)
  • B3
  • B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • B6 (pyridoxine)
  • B12 (methylcobalamin)
  • Folate
  • CoQ10
  • Omega 3
  • Resveratrol
  • Potassium
  • Chromium Polynicotinate
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Fulvic Minerals
  • AstraGin™
  • Fructooligo Saccharide
  • Stevia

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(Click on image to read the label.)

I get all these ingredients in Vitality Force from one daily scoop of powder!  I take mine first thing each morning and can feel a big positive difference in my vitality.

The Ultimate Key to Vitality

Taking Vitality Force provides almost every vitamin and mineral that we were previously taking in separate form.

Merri and I have actually reduced our spending on vitamins and minerals.  The powder is tasty, easy to use and one container has a month’s supply, which at $44.95 makes this a very inexpensive way to get most of the vitamins and minerals you already take as you gain the chelation benefits.

Vitality begins with activity including physical activity.  Many factors in modern living inhibit our physical activity.  There is a lot of stress to maintain a lifestyle.  Modern conveniences like the computer, electricity and car make it easier not to exercise.  There is also a difficulty in obtaining vitamin filled and rich, healthy food.  All of this saps vitality and can lead to a negative health spiral.  We feel badly so we eat comfort food and sit.  This makes us feel worse and the negative spiral deepens.

One way to break bad habits and a negative health spiral is to generate more nitric oxide.

One way to generate more nitric oxide is simply by taking a scoop of Vitality Force each day!

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Learn more or order the food supplement Vitality Force.  The price is $44.95 when you order one container.  I recommend ordering two. The price drops to $37.95 and two months’ supply will give your vitality kick start a better chance.  To order Vitality Force click here

Until next message, I wish you the best of health and energy!

Gary

(1)  lifespa.com/5-ways-maximize-brain-power

 


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