Simple Exercise to Reduce Alzheimer Risk


Here is an idea about natural health, simple and simply profound, that can improve your life in many ways. 

Diabetes, obesity and depression are three of seven factors that increase Alzheimer’s risk.

Believe it or not in just minutes a day, with no cost, no pain and no contra indications, you can take a step towards losing weight, increasing intelligence and being more relaxed.

Let me sum up the cure in one word…”Glucose”… or lack thereof”.

Glucose is the common sugar used in the body.  Glucose is the main nutrient used in the body in energy production.  The brain is an especially heavy burner of glucose.  In fact the brain, which accounts for 2 percent of our body weight, uses about 20 percent of our daily calories.   The brain does not store glucose so requires a constant supply.  If the amount of glucose supplied by the blood falls, the brain is one of the first organs affected.  When brain cells receive insufficient glucose, they quickly start to die.

The brain will do whatever it must to get its dose of glucose.  You probably have heard of  hypoglycemia which is caused when there’s a drop in blood sugar in the blood.  These symptoms include headache, extreme hunger, blurry or double vision, fatigue, and weakness. At its most severe, insufficient glucose flow to the brain can cause confusion, seizures, and loss of consciousness (coma), even death.

Weight control, diabetes and depression are often caused by a blood sugar roller coaster created by two facts. 

Fact #1 is you cannot have too little blood sugar.

Fact #2 is that cannot have too much blood sugar.

These facts can create a blood sugar roller coaster.  The roller coaster begins when you eat too much of something with too high of a sugar content (this can be sucrose or fructose).  Your pancreas starts to secrete insulin to reduce the blood sugar.  Insulin triggers cells throughout your body to pull the excess glucose out of your bloodstream and store it for later use (ie. turn the sugar into fat).  This reduces the available glucose and the brain says  “Hey guys and girls… eat… sweets… carbs… junk now!”  That little grey guy sitting on top of your shoulders is very demanding.  He throws will power right out the door the minute the glucose supply starts to run too low.

Everyone in the weight loss business goes after this hypoglycemia problem.  Yet there is one more step and this is where the secret I am about to share comes in.

Everyone knows about hypoglycemia but few people understand Neuroglycopenia.  Neuroglycopenia is a medical term that refers to a shortage of glucose (glycopenia) in the brain, usually due to hypoglycemia.  What few people fail to understand is that blood sugar is important but the brain does not get its glucose from blood.  In fact most of the brain does not get anything from blood.  The body has a mechanism called the Blood Brain Barrier that is specifically designed to keep blood and brain apart.  “Blood and brain, the twain shall never meet”.

The brain gets its glucose from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).   The brain creates CSF, a clear fluid, from the blood.  CSF then circulates from the brain around the brain and down the spinal cord.  CSF carries glucose to the brain and to be technical the glycorrhachia, (the level of glucose in the CSF) is normally 50-80 milligrams of glucose per 100 milliliters of blood.

Low CSF glucose levels (Hypoglycorrhachia ) can be caused by central nervous system infections like bacterial meningitis, inflammatory conditions, some forms of  hemorrhage, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), impaired glucose transport, increased CNS glycolytic activity (glycolysis is one of the most ancient known metabolic pathways) and metastatic carcinoma.

Your lifestyle can create Neuroglycopenia.  Modern lifestyles impair glucose transport.  Have you ever noticed that if you exercise after a meal, you are less hungry than if you are quiescent.  I have always wondered,  “If I am burning energy why am I not more hungry than if I am not burning energy?”

The answer is sitting still contributes to neuroglycopenia.  The CSF, and the glucose it contains, is partially moved around the brain and spinal cord by two pumping mechanisms at the top (cranium) and the bottom (sacrum) of the spinal column.  These pumps are activated by physical movement and deep diaphragm breathing.  The diaphragm muscle contracts on the sacrum when you breath in deeply and helps pump CSF up around the spinal cord into the brain.

When we sit around too much the CSF stagnates and not enough fresh CSF with the correct supply of glucose gets to the brain.

Regretfully the brain’s response is not “Hey get up and move around so you can pump the damn glucose up here.  Do you want me to die or something?”  Instead the brain keeps it simple and just says “EAT”.

Moving around and not sitting in one place too long is a really important part of weight control because this goes to the very core of the EAT response.

How I stumbled upon this really efficient exercise from a glucose pumping point of view. 

I was delighted when Merri’s and my longtime friend, Dr. Bill Koch, moved from the Bahamas to Mount Dora.  Bill has been a practicing chiropractor for 44 years.  He and his wife Kiana are on a mission to change people’s lives for the better by helping them reduce pain, improve their hormonal imbalances, and overcome metabolic, digestive and weight problems.  Bill helps me deal with back and neck problems I suffer from time to time, the result of a car accident in my youth.  This injury is exacerbated by the work related stress that comes from sitting in front of a computer too many hours a day.  Previously I enjoyed his help infrequently, catch as catch can, when our paths crossed in Ecuador or the Bahamas.  Now that we live near each other Bill is focusing on regularly helping me with my health.

After a recent treatment he taught me this simple exercise to help overcome my back and neck pain.

I breathe in as I move my shoulders back and take a deep breath.  Picture pinning something in the middle of your back with your shoulder blades.  Then breathe out and slowly move your head down, chin to chest and bring your shoulders forward.

Keeping my weight in check is a year round struggle for me.  The battle of the bulge is always raging.

Once I started doing this exercise, for my back, I noticed something different with my eating.  Previously, at 10:30 and 3:30 especially, I simply had to eat.  No matter what I told myself.  No matter what I thought or did, my brain simply took over.  My will power was out of control.

I do this slowly, gently with deep, slow breaths.  If I feel even a touch of pain I am doing it too forcefully.

Does the exercise seem too simple to you?   This is the simplest, easiest, most convenient exercise I have ever tried and this is why it is so profound.  Simple works.  Complex usually does not.  Utterly simple works extremely well.  This exercise helps move fresh, glucose rich CSF to the brain and stops the brain from panicking because it’s not getting enough glucose.

Now when I start to feel the hunger, I do this exercise.  “Breathe in as I move my shoulders back and take a deep breath. 

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Breathe in.

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Breathe out.

I picture pinning something in the middle of my back with my shoulder blades.  Then I breathe out as I move my head down, chin to chest and bring my shoulders forward.

The hunger remains but in a different way.

Now my thought is, “Just another hour and a half.  Yeah I can wait.”

Without the exercise the thought is “EAT!”   My clothes definitely fit better and not once has the grey matter taken over.  When Mr. Brain sends a signal for more glucose, I do this exercise a few times instead of heading for the fridge.

Will this help?  If maintaining a healthy weight is a task for you, please try this exercise.

The breathing and stretch is so simple, you might think, “No way would anything so easy solve a problem that is so hard”.  But it will.

Can I guarantee that this will work for you?  I cannot, but what do you have to lose other than just seconds, a few times a day.

Perform this exercise standing up or sitting down. DO NOT STRAIN.  Spend just seconds a day, with no cost, no pain and no contra indications.

There are also other huge natural health benefits.  You’ll feel greater peace of mind and calmness.  The blood sugar roller coaster is one of the four main roots of all types of disease.

Too much blood sugar causes the body to release numerous hormones including Epinephrine and cortisol.  These hormones are contributors of increased anxiety, nervousness and stress.  Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) is released by your body when you are under threat.  This is known as the ‘fight/flight response’.  When adrenaline is released your experience the physiological symptoms of fear, faster heart rate, faster more shallow breathing, muscle tension.  There is long standing evidence linking depression and the hormone cortisol.  In other words high blood sugar can  increase anxiety.  Anxiety and depression can create an urge to eat comfort food which energizes the negative high blood sugar cycle.

Chronic blood sugar problems have been shown to be associated with numerous health disorders such as:  Anxiety and depression –
Metabolic Syndrome – Cardiovascular disease – Diabetes  – Impaired insulin action – Impaired glucose control – Increased body mass index – Elevated cortisol levels – Elevated blood pressure – Impaired cognitive function.

There is a link between blood sugar, memory and clear thought.

Increased numbers of people are estimated to be living with cognitive-related concerns and blood sugar problems are associated with cumlative memory and clear thinking loss.  One in eight adults 60 years or older self-reported concerns of increased confusion or memory loss over their previous years.

Recent research in Australia backs this up when researchers found that high-normal blood sugar levels are associated with increased risk of developing cognitive concerns later in life.  Those findings were supported by a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that fasting blood sugars just above 95mg/dL  (which are considered in a ‘normal’ range ) are associated with a significant risk in cognitive issues later in life.

In other words cognitive decline can stem from excess sugar in the blood.  The prevention is blood sugar regulation and improved nutrition and a healthier lifestyle can prevent and reverse excessive blood sugar levels.

This tip, a simple exercise that can be done on just minutes a day, is a first step to improving nutrition and lifestyle because it gives you back control of when and what you eat.

I hope this one quick natural health secret is of great value to you.  We offer many more in our Natural Health Report described below.

Gary

How the Hogberry Helps With COVID-19

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Research is showing that excess body fat can complicate the risks of COVID-19.

A recent article in USA Today, “As obesity’s link to COVID-19 grows, one family that lost 24-year-old daughter diets together” (1) tells the tale.

The article says:  The parents and two brothers of Silvia Deyanira Melendez, 24, are all in therapy after losing their daughter and sister to COVID-19 on March 28.  She weighed more than 300 pounds with a body mass index of 60, double the BMI considered obese. This most likely contributed heavily to her Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and a heart condition that required open-heart surgery two years ago.

The chronic conditions that increase the risk of serious illness and death of COVID-19 are now well known: diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and being older than 65. Obesity is less well known or understood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention groups “severe obesity,” defined as having a BMI of 40 or higher, with the other known “risk factors for serious illness” for COVID-19.

A growing number of studies and data on COVID-19 deaths confirm the link. The extra weight on people in the 40-plus BMI range who contract COVID-19 increases the chance they will require hospitalization, most likely in the intensive care unit. It also hampers the ability of physicians to treat them, especially with ventilators, doctors say.

Body fat complicates many health problems.   For example more 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 reduced body fat creates  a 25% lower chance of developing cancer.

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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, COVID-19 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.

Burn Fat to Burn Toxins

When you burn fat you 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.

This is why I have written a short report entitled “The FAST Way to Better Health” that features a special tea that can help reduce body fat.

The Key is in the Hogberry

I would like to send you a report “The FAST Way to Better Health” that reveals the secret of the Hogberry, FREE when you order my three Natural Health reports described below.

This reoort is only available with my three Natural Health Reports.

These three reports are about:

#1: Nutrition

#2: Purification

#3: Exercise

In this special offer I want to send you a special report on how you can gain better natural health with the hogberry along with three other reports that reveal secrets of health and longevity.

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, with the added complication of COVID-19.

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.

Ancient health wisdom accumulated around the world, over the millennia, can fill the gap.

The way to escape the dangers of high cost, deteriorating health care, 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 health wisdom from around the world can help us reduce our risks of poor health care and help us fight the ever rising costs.

For nearly 50 years my wife Merri and I have lived and worked around the world. During this time, we checked out just about every source on natural health care. We even  spent years living with natural health care insiders, and trying the lessons they offered.

We took thousands of readers to Ecuador, met with shamans in the Andes and Amazon. We helped other readers visit India and also learn great health care ideas from China and beyond.

Since not everyone can go to Ecuador or travel the world, we have created three Natural Health Reports that can help improve the power that your body has.  These reports 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 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 that a blend of Indian and Andean shamanic nutrition helped them kick start their health with weight trimming.

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 chapter 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 all types of Western healers, 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”.

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The “Sunski” report was 50 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 was on the line. So we consulted dozens of top professions who know a lot about natural health. We spoke with holistic MDs, osteopaths, chiropractors, Indian vidyas, Andean yatchaks, and other self-reliant natural health experts who live a naturally healthy path 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 for you pulling together the information so you can create better natural, good health.

Imagine… never worrying about what you eat 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 in good spirits at the right times of day while chewing in a special way.

This report includes 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).

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One of the recipes is for high protein Chocolate Quinoa Pancakes.

Recipes include:

  • Carrot Cake Quinoa Brownie with Stevia
  • Thermos Quinoa Kichiri
  • High Protein Veggie Almond Savory Cottage Pie
  • Mild Turmeric Curry
  • Low Carb Quinoa Tapioca Crumble
  • Merri’s Blackberry Crumble with Quinoa and Stevia
  • Merri’s Quinoa Strawberry Shortcake
  • Merri’s Quinoa Corn Bread
  • Merri’s Quinoa Corn Bread Dressing
  • Quinoa Risotto With Arugula and Parmesan
  • Timbal of Quinoa topped with Ginger or Parmesan Cheese
  • Quinoa Gazpacho With a Sherbert of Coriander
  • Quinoa Taboleh
  • Mango Quinoa Salad
  • Quinoa Avocado Curry

All of these recipes are in “Sunski” just one of the three natural health reports.

These recipes are easy to make, delicious to eat, inexpensive but balanced and healthy foods prepared in ways that provide nutrition and purification.

Learn how nutritional secrets can help keep you out of the hospital.

Here are a few facts and health tools you gain:

  • 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.

All of this information is in “Sunski” the first of the three natural health reports.

These reports focus on how to have good natural health so you can remain independent and avoid costly medical care.

The second report shows you how to purify and detoxify existing poisons that have accumulated in your system.

The third report is about exercise… but not the type you would think.

Unlock the Mystery of Key Muscles

This third report unveils one exercise that energizes and coordinates the digestive system by exercising a set of key muscles, not while you are in a gym, but when you eat!  The body has a number of key muscles that regulate breathing, digestion, circulation, elimination and muscular motion.

The third report reveals an exercise you can do at the dinner table to energize these muscles which in turn coordinate every other muscle and organ in the body. Eating in this way for example (most of the modern world does not) energizes just one key muscle that regulates part of our ability to burn sugars and fat.

The report looks at oxygenation, coordination, purification, energy boosting, education, occupation and relaxation.

Healthy Eating Made EZ: Gain delicious, power packed weight reducing recipes from easy to obtain products from super market foods. Coddle Yourself Egg-High Protein Country Cottage Pie-Low Carb-Veggie Chile & Spaghetti- Weightless Bread-High Mountain Pure Protein Quinoa-Better Oatmeal of Steel- Several Soups for Super Strength-Berry Good Crunch Treat and Waist Less Apple Crumble are just a few.

Exercise for Strength and Better Health.  Medicine is dose. Too much exercise is as bad or worse as not enough. Learn how to let comfort be your exercise guide. Move with momentum-some exercises activate all muscles and provide the benefit of leverage, momentum and convenience so 12 minutes of exercise a day is enough. Blend body and mind-Alpha exercises take you into the zone so you win from the inside out.  Spin and bend-blend exercise secrets from India, the Andes and the East for easy and better health.? The Gentle Touch-if you have to breathe through the mouth you have done too much.

Here is what others have said about this information:

Though I ate more than ever, my weight dropped and I lost two inches off my waist.” – S.H. Oregon

The life path altering effects from the weekend with you and Merri continue. Thank you again. I have begun to change my diet. Bless you!” – D.B. Connecticut

You are indeed a spiritual pioneer, blending disciplines to create tools and resources for success in this new land of opportunity.  Anyone who thinks this is just all about money is missing the real message: This is about life in its most profound implications.” – W.P. Australia

I want to thank you for the wonderful time. I travailed from California to hear you convey your knowledge in the way you do so well, and I wasn’t disappointed.  The amount of information in the sessions was almost overwhelming, but it’s exactly what I went to hear.” – B.R. California

The technical information I gathered was most not new to me, but I like to compliment you for putting it all in the right perspective and to make it very understandable to all.  What was at our opinion one of the most important gaining of these 3 days is the opening of the new world, this new circle of what you call ‘normal’ people! (I call us ‘not normal’ as a matter of respect to the majority.)  But as we know, all is relative and depends at the point of view of each, His spiritual mind and his opinion about the senses of our being.” – E.V. Florida

People who, among other things, are active and productive and creative and resourceful, whose word can be counted upon; People who realize that spirituality DOES NOT mean sitting in a cave contemplating your navel and weaving baskets, nor does it equate in the Western culture with living in abject poverty.  People who realize that abundance is not a dirty word. People who understand that we are here to ENGAGE life, not to submit to circumstances out of fear and ignorance and apathy; People who don’t just use the most current ‘buzz words’ so they can feel like they are part of the group, but who actually DO something… Builders. Thank you for showing up in my life.” – E.W. Nevada

Good health is the most important asset in stressful times. Beyond the fact that modern health intervention (ie. hospital) can destroy one’s finances, being in good health brings the energy and balance required to make sound investing and business decisions.

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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 this special offer.

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(1) www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/05/23/obesity-makes-covid-19-risk-larger-hospitals-challenges-much-harder/5221600002/