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Why Blueberries are Cool


Internal cooling is an important natural health activity during the summer.  Fortunately keeping your cool during the dog days of summer can be pleasant and easy.

One way I keep our cool in the summer is by taking morning walks, barefoot in wet grass and picking fruit we have planted along the side of our house.  We have strawberries, raspberries, black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and grapes.

Here is a great cooling health tip.  Keep some red (not white) grapes in the freezer.  Whenever you feel hot and bothered or angry (a sign of internal heat), suck a frozen red grape.

During the summer, eating cooling foods helps keep our body in balance and berries are an important source of cooling and nutrition.

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Our berry patch next to the house.

Right now blueberries are in season.  When our garden does not supply enough, we buy extra.

Blueberries are the most powerful antioxidant fruit.

A single half cup of blueberries doubles the normal antioxidant intake and has anti-aging effects. Blueberries are associated with the prevention of cancer, brain damage, high cholesterol and age-related health diseases.  Blueberries also have other important vitamins and minerals that are extremely beneficial to natural health.

Blueberries are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.  They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.

However, pesticides on non-organic on grapes and blueberries can outweigh the advantages.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 50 pesticide residues cling to conventional blueberries.  Blueberries are one of the dirtiest fruits and one of those supermarket fruits where it pays to go organic.  Grapes are also pesticide challenged. Organic is the best way to go.

I buy organic blueberries and grapes when I can but, do not trust the word organic anymore.  I pay for more hoping that the label means that the fruit has less poison on it, though I am pretty cynical about this.

Organic or not, I also soak my blueberries and grapes, in fact all the fruit and vegetables we buy, in Purely Green.

In addition I increase the size and yield of my own organic blueberry crop by spraying the bushes throughout the growing season with BioWash.

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Blueberries grown using BioWash.

See more on how Purely Green and BioWash can help us maintain a healthy balance without damage from toxic chemicals.

Gary

Food For Thought and Better Health With Purely Green

Merri and I take the cleanliness of our food supply seriously.

In North Carolina we eat a lot of wild food and vegetables we grow in our garden.

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surrounding our house with lettuce of all types, greens and herbs.

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Our greenhouse allows us to start our planting early.

In the spring nature provides us with dandelions and a wonderful lettuce (called branch lettuce) that grows wild in the creek later to be supplemented by Bee Balm and Echinacea for tea.

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Here is echinacea and tomatoes growing in front of our meditation room.

Here is a bit of our harvest.

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This time of year, we harvest our grapes and collect apples from our many apple trees.  We have acres of…

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wild blackberries in the summer and wild mountain strawberries in the late spring.

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Our chickens provide us with summer meals like this.

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We also have a greenhouse in Florida and start the gardening process again in winter.

In addition we have citrus, grapes, figs, blueberries and loquats that provide us with Florida fruit throughout the year.

These crops, plus trout in North Carolina, bass and panfish from our Florida lake allow us to eat less commercially grown food.

This gardening is fulfilling, provides gentle exercise and we find picking our own food especially satisfying.  Plus there are some enormous health benefits.

Dr. John Douillard at Lifespa.com (1) points out that “Environmental pollutants, cancer causing chemicals, plastics, preservatives, pesticides, heavy metals and industrial waste overwhelm the body’s natural detoxification pathways.  Toxic cloud plumes from burning coal cover most of the United States and lace even our organic vegetables with heavy metals. Pesticides and preservatives have infiltrated their way into almost all the food consumed in America and can store in the body’s fat, including the brain, for years. Industrial wastes have permeated our ground water and can enter our body by simply washing our organic veggies with tap water.  Over time these stored chemicals undermine our immunity, render us susceptible to disease, infection and premature aging.”

This is why Merri and I clean our our vegetables and fruit, especially those we purchase in the store, with Purely Green 25.

I asked our friend, Ted Tidwell, who manufactures Purely Green to explain how this works.

Ted replied:  In order for pesticides to remain on the plant and effective during rains, they are encased in oil.  An ordinary vegetable wash that does not dissolve oil will permit pesticidal residues to remain on the plant and be ingested.

PurelyGreen is powerful enough to dissolve crude oil and tar, so it easily dissolves the oil and removes the poisonous pesticides.  Ted

Merri and I use Purely Green 25, diluted at the rate of two (2) ounces per quart of water is our preferred method for cleaning purchased fresh fruit and vegetables.

We simple spray our fruits and vegetables thoroughly and generously with Purely Green and let it penetrate for several minutes before rinsing.

This removes the oil encrusted toxic chemical pesticides that ordinary veggie washes cannot remove.

This also improves the taste by removing the oil and toxins and extends the freshness and edibility for several additional days.

Purely Green is certified carcinogen free.  Many consumers save the cost of expensive organic produce by removing the insecticides with Purely Green.  This organic cleaner/degreaser helps the environment and poses no threat to humans, animals or marine life.

Recently Ted sent this note to me:  EcoCert International has certified BioWash 25, BioWash 100 and BioWash Soil Amendment as ORGANIC.  This achievement will help enrich hundreds of distributors and thousands of organic growers.

ECOCERT (2) is an organic certification organization, founded in France in 1991. It is based in Europe but conducts inspections in over 80 countries, making it one of the largest organic certification organizations in the world.  The company inspects about 70% of the organic food industry in France and about 30% worldwide. ECOCERT is also a leading certifier of fair trade food, cosmetics and textiles as per ECOCERT Fair Trade Standards.

Congratulations to Ted.  It is great to see other organizations confirm what we have known and have let readers know for decades.

There is also a huge financial savings.  Three quarts of 409 household cleaner delivered by Amazon.com is $16.98 or about $5.66 per quart before shipping.  You then have shipping costs or have to pay to be an Amazon Prime customer for free shipping.  But $5.66 per quart is about the best you’ll get for 409 household cleaner.

One gallon of Purely Green 25 is $96.  This is a concentrate that is mixed 15 to 1 (two ounces per appx. quart 30 ounces of water).  That gallon of Purely Green creates 64 quarts of ready to use at less than $2.00 per quart. 

There is one drawback to the Purely Green products, a high cost of shipping.   Ted does not offer Purely Green in stores and Fedex charges quite a bit for shipping.  The shipping, for a gallon averages out around $26 a gallon.  So the Purely Green and shipping are $122.

If you were to purchase the same amount of a traditional non organic house cleaner (such as Clorox 409) from Amazon.com,  you would pay $266.24 more.  

You can order one gallon here and the shipping is included.

One Gallon of Purely Green 25 $122. Buy Purely Green 25, one gallon

Purely Green

We are bombarded daily with toxicities of every sort.  We see toxic news.  We are sold and served toxic food.  Much of our water supply contains poisons.  There are chemicals in the air.  Anything we can do to reduce the pollution that gets in our bodies can help us get and maintain natural health.  I hope that sharing this program for Purely Green will help create a cleaner world.

Gary

(1) Lifespa: Clean and Dirty Foods

(2) www.ecocert.com/en/organic-farming

 

How to Be Smarter Older


An excellent article at Life Extension shows why blueberries may be the most important food we can eat, especially as we age.  Blueberries can help us remain smarter longer.

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Every year I plant more blueberries at my farm.  (See below how )Biowash increases their size.)

Most impressive was the ability of blueberries to improve memory as well as undo some of the degenerative changes seen in aging neurons.  The article “Blueberries -the World’s Healthiest Food” by William Faloon  (1) explains how blueberries cross the blood brain barrier and maintain arterial structure, improve memory,  reverse brain aging, protects against brain ischemia, inhibits metastasis, controls undesirable cell division and even improves auditory processing.

The downside is that blueberries contain one of the highest levels of pesticides.  Click here to see how we remove this problem with Purely Green.

Gary

Become Smarter

 

Join the top 3 percent of intelligent people in the world.

Become more independent and relaxed by becoming smarter.

A study of 10,000 British people studied the pure relationship between intelligence and happiness stability.

IQ can predict the emotional ups and downs of life.   The research found that the lower the IQ,  the more stress and higher the ups and downs in life satisfaction.  The differences were not due to education, income, or jobs either, but simply IQ.

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Delegates at a Super Thinking course relaxing in their secret rose garden.

Free yourself by becoming smarter, healthier, happier… in just weeks… hearing  a relaxation session that takes you into your secret rose garden.

Merri, David and I originally developed this session for our Super Thinking courses and have set it into an online workshop for you.

Listen… just 18 minutes day.  We guarantee your life will be better.

Inflate Your IQ.

When it comes to money… inflation is cheating.

That’s bad for you.

When it comes to intelligence… inflating is smart… fair… good for you and it’s good for the rest of the world.

Monetary inflation is a sneaky government and business trick.

What cost a dollar in 1965 can easily cost $15 now.

They promise you more.

Liars?

They devalue the currency so you get more dollars that buy less.  They can rip off your salary,  your pension…raise insurance, almost everything.

And they make you work harder… longer… for less.

Whittle, whittle, whittle.  Push, push, push.  That’s what monetary inflation does to you.

Fight back… overcome the inflation trick.  Inflate your IQ as you relax.

Gain more than IQ.

Be smarter… more energetic…. healthier… more relaxed.

That’s the way to get ahead!

Create more income opportunity.  Reduce stress.  Improve your health.  Be naturally smarter… use Super Thinking.

You can improve your IQ in just weeks.

You might well ask… How is this possible?

Here’s how the scientists say it is possible.

A Wall Street Journal article entitled “Ways to Inflate Your IQ”(1)  show how you can be smarter and actually add matter to your brainThe article says:

           Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You’re born with it and you’re stuck with it.

Now, a growing body of research is showing that a person’s IQ can rise—and even fall—over the years.

Scores can change gradually or quickly, after as little as a few weeks of cognitive training, research shows.

British students were given IQ tests and brain scans at ages 12 to 16 and again about four years later.  9% of the students showed a significant change of 15 points or more in IQ scores.

The study published in Nature said that on a scale where 90 to 110 is considered average, one student’s IQ rose 21 points to 128 from 107, lifting the student from the 68th percentile to the 97th compared with others the same age. 

MRIs in this study showed changes in gray matter in areas corresponding to fluctuations in the kid’s skills.

There are practical steps people can take to see longer-term IQ changes.  New tasks stimulate the brain most.  Young adults given just one month of intense training in juggling, found an increase in the corresponding gray matter in the brain as early as seven days after the training began.

Fluctuations in IQ scores over time underscore the brain-boosting benefits of musical training and new experiences throughout a lifetime.

Music lessons are linked to higher IQ throughout life.  Six years’ lessons lifted children’s IQ scores an average 7.5 points.

 Improve the brain through music… without lessons.

Here’s the Super Thinking story…

The educational program Merri and I developed uses a form of brain wave integration that increases IQ.

Super Thinking uses frequency (in music and a number of other ways) to integrate brain waves so the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated.  The music creates the three C’s:  Calm, Clarity and Coherence.

This Super Thinking program is not a gimmick or trick… just advanced education.

Certain types of Baroque music are the base, and they make you smarter!

Proof?

At least four best selling books, “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain”,  “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000″ showed how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

This Baroque music tactic alone is so powerful that Small Business Innovation Research… an official site of the US government granted over $100,000 for the specific purpose they said was: to provide a method to remove barriers which hinder or prevent the employment of blind persons.  An innovative method, the Lozanov Learning System, is proposed to help train blind persons to become computer programmers and operators of automated equipment.

Merri was among just a few who learned this technique directly from Dr. Lozanov the time he visited the USA.

Our Super Thinking workshop enhanced this system with numerous other tactics.

We added slight alterations in nutrition that create a higher IQ.   Altered nutritional tips in Super Thinking can make anyone 25% smarter!

Baroque Music and nutrition are just part of seven, easy to use, learning techniques that make you smarter.

Gain any skill, from computers to athletics to conversational languages…in less time…two-to-five times faster.

Here’s a huge bonus.  Super Thinking also relieves stress.  Super Thinking is fun.

You can use a Super Thinking focus in everything:  health… earning… education… investing.

Super Thinking works on the learner first…the data second.  This system “grows the learner” rather than the information.

If you have 4.5 inches of information flowing through a 4 inch learning pipe, the solution is not to add another inch of information.  The answer is create a six inch IQ pipe!

Share our years of experience.

For nearly 50 years, Merri and I have conducted hundreds of courses and tours for tens of thousands, in dozens of countries (even behind the Iron Curtain).  Our Super Thinking Workshop has been one of the most profound.  Now the workshop is even better online because it condenses Super Thinking so you can increase your IQ, at home… right away.

The workshop shows how these mind expanding tactics can be applied to starting and running a business for extra income, to forex trading and investing.  Athletes of all types… golfing being one common sport benefit.  Our Super Thinking plan goes far beyond Lozanov and allows you to rapidly get smarter in every part of your life.

For example, real estate broker, Suzy Kurinsky took the workshop to help her learn Spanish.

She wrote: “You are the BEST!!! Your Seminar was fantastic! I am so excited. I had procrastinated fulfilling my continuing education for my Broker’s License and then just before my surgeries, I realized by expiration date isn’t Nov. 12th – it is Sept 12th. Prior to taking your course I had only completed 3 units of the required 45 units. I thought I would take your course and then complete my remaining 42 units over the next 2 weeks. However, I took one class exam on Saturday night, August 27th. I didn’t even take the cellophane off the required Course manuals until after I saw the two of you today less than 5 hours ago! I used your techniques and completed 39 units of continuing education today. I have now completed all 45 units. All of my test scores were in the 90.6-96% range.  My course exam information is listed below. I just wanted to let you know how valuable your course was to me. Thanks again!”

Super thinking can improve almost anything you do… faster, better, more fun and with less stress.

Another attendee to the Super Thinking Workshop sent this note.

 Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Super Learning + Spanish!  I really enjoyed the workshop and getting to know you.   I can see several ways to apply what I learned in the classes I teach.

Since I returned home, I have purchased some of the CDs of Baroque music and thought about which specific pieces will work best in different parts of my classes.  I am also reading Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra.  I found your discussion of this book to be very helpful in showing how to balance one’s life.  I have adjusted my daily schedule, and I can already notice a difference in my productivity.

Super Thinking can help improve your health. Super Thinking can make you rich and add richness to your life.

However the time, travel expense and workshop cost (delegates have paid up to $999) have prohibited many from getting this benefit.

That’s why we have created the workshop in electronic form.  Get Super Thinking online for less than fifty bucks.

You can order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Relax in the Secret Rose Garden.

The workshop is divided into two parts.  Part one is the application… the sessions that tell you exactly what to do, what music to use and even includes two recorded sessions based around a secret rose garden that you can use.  We have kept this portion short and simple so you can easily start immediately.

Part two is a longer portion on theory.

Part one is enough.

Super Thinking is like jogging… giving results if you simply do it!

You do not have to know why Super Thinking works to increase your IQ.   But Part Two explains why you are getting the good results from Part One, if you want to know.

You might ask…”Will it work for me”?

The Super Thinking Workshop will help increase your IQ.

Our guarantee.

I guarantee it.  Order the Super Thinking Workshop.  Use it for two months.  If you are not totally satisfied… in any way, during that time, simply let me know and I’ll send a full refund… immediately… no questions asked.

Order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Another Super Thinking workshop attendee wrote: Listening to the two of you during our time together has suddenly got me to thinking, and although some of the ideas still seem foreign to me,  I am at a point in my life now where I can say, “anything is possible”.   I am now willing to embrace and allow myself to experience the world of possibility and let it take me in directions I may have in the past resisted.  I really don’t know where all this is going to lead me but I am now willing to explore, develop and grow.   Thank you again for a wonderful four days!!

Inflation is a cheat… a crime when it comes to money.  Inflating your IQ to beat inflation is simple good sense.  Learn Super Thinking now with no risk.  Begin to increase your intelligence today.

Order the online Super Thinking Workshop  $49.95.

Gary

(1) Read Wall Street Journal article Ways to Inflate Your IQ

(2) See government grant records on teaching blind persons with the Lozanov method

 

(1)  Blueberries – The World’s Healthiest Food

Natural Health Blues


Beat the Natural Health Blues with Blueberries.

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In the summer we grow and feast on berries at our farm.  This is good for natural health.

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Fortunately when the weather turns to this we have an alternative.

Blueberries are good for natural health!

Antioxidant berries can be extremely beneficial for your health. Antioxidants are vitamins and minerals that can prevent or slow the oxidation that damage to our body.

When human cells use oxygen, oxidation can produce free radicals that can cause damage long term health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Antioxidants remove free radicals. They help prevent prevent and repair the free radical damage.  Numerous berries are highly concentrated with antioxidants.

The six berries with the most anti oxidants include Blueberries, Strawberries, Grapes, Kiwi, Cranberries and Acai Berries.

Blueberries are the most powerful antioxidant fruit.

A single half cup of blueberries doubles the normal antioxidant intake and has anti-aging effects. Blueberries  are associated with the prevention of cancer, brain damage, high cholesterol and age-related health diseases.  Blueberries also have other important vitamins and minerals that are extremely beneficial to natural health.

Blueberries are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.

A new message at John Douillard’s healthspa.com site confirms the importance of blueberries when it says: A 2010 study in the Journal of Nutrition measured the effects of blueberries on a variety of cardiovascular risk factors.

Four men and 44 women were split into two groups. One group drank 50 grams of a frozen blueberry drink and the other group drank an equivalent amount of water for eight weeks.

At the end of the eight week study, the group that ingested the blueberry drink had a significant reduction in both, systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels. This group also experienced a significant reduction in oxidized LDL (low density lipoproteins). Known as “the bad cholesterol,” increased LDLs are linked to arterial damage and cardiovascular disease risk.

High blood pressure and high cholesterol, along with extra abdominal fat or obesity and elevated blood sugars, are cardiovascular risk factors. When experienced together, this cluster of symptoms is referred to as Metabolic Syndrome.

This is not news to me as our long time friend and health care provider, Joe Spano, MD has often shared with us the natural health benefits of blueberries.

When Joe gives me a health message, I listen.  His resume shows why.

Joe attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans from 1959 – 1963. His internship was done at Mixed Medical and Surgery; Kings County hospital center, Brooklyn, New York. His Medical Residency was at Veterans Administration Hospital and Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans. He had special training at Resident in Clinical Cardiology under John H. Phillips M.D., Chief of Cardiology, Veterans Administration Hospital, New Orleans.

Joe was an instructor in Physical Diagnosis at Tulane University School of Medicine. He was a Research Fellow in Medicine for gastroenterology at Harvard University, Thorndike Memorial Laboratory, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. He served in the Military from 1967 to 1969 in the USAF, 3560th USAF Hospital, Webb AFB, Texas; Chief of Internal Medicine; Chief of Professional Services; Chief of Laboratory Services; Chief of Radiology.

Joe has honors, membership and diplomat to American Board of Internal Medicine, Harvard Trained Gastroenterologist, American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity. He is listed in ” Best Doctors in America“, America’s Top Physicians (Research Council of America) and was chief of staff at Naples Community Hospital.

So when Joe sends me information about health, I take it seriously. Here is what Joe sent: I have taken the liberty of sending you a few bottles of blueberry extracts that  the business I am involved with provides. Try them and see what you think.

One droperful is equivalent to 10 cups of the blueberry juice. It requires this much to get the various health benefits that have been ascribed to blueberries.

The convenience is a major advantage, I add the extracts to my water, oatmeal, and cereals.

One still has the benefit of the super food berries, even in the off season.

Blueberry-extract

The bottle of this blueberry extra says is can help:

#1: Support cognitive function
#2: Concentration and memory
#3: Maintain eye and retina health
#4: Promote urinary tract health
#5: Support healthy glucose metabolism

The formula contains:

Blueberry powder (whole fruit) 65 mg †
Bilberry extract (fruit) 20 mg †
Elderberry extract (fruit) 20 mg †
Pomegranate extract (fruit) 20 mg †
Proprietary blend of Lo Han
extract (fruit) and Stevia extract (leaf) 20 mg †
Blueberry extract (juice) 15 mg †
purified water, vegetable glycerin, natural
flavor, ascorbic acid

This extract helps fight free radicals and is an excellent addition to weight loss
programs. Plus it provides immune support.

The normal price is $29.99 but due to our large readership I was able to obtain a discount code GS1 for readers so they save $2.95 per bottle.

You can order a bottle of Blueberry extract for $27 by clicking here.

Gary

 

Beat the Natural Health Blues with Blue


Beat the Natural Health Blues with Blueberries.

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In the summer we grow and feast on berries at our farm.  This is good for natural health.

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Fortunately when the weather turns to this we have an alternative.

Blueberries are good for natural health! A new message at John Douillard’s healthspa.com site says: A 2010 study in the Journal of Nutrition measured the effects of blueberries on a variety of cardiovascular risk factors.

Four men and 44 women were split into two groups. One group drank 50 grams of a frozen blueberry drink and the other group drank an equivalent amount of water for eight weeks.

At the end of the eight week study, the group that ingested the blueberry drink had a significant reduction in both, systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels. This group also experienced a significant reduction in oxidized LDL (low density lipoproteins). Known as “the bad cholesterol,” increased LDLs are linked to arterial damage and cardiovascular disease risk.

High blood pressure and high cholesterol, along with extra abdominal fat or obesity and elevated blood sugars, are cardiovascular risk factors. When experienced together, this cluster of symptoms is referred to as Metabolic Syndrome.

This is not news to me as our long time friend and health care provider, Joe Spano, MD has often shared with us the natural health benefits of blueberries.

When Joe gives me a health message, I listen.  His resume shows why.

Joe attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans from 1959 – 1963. His internship was done at Mixed Medical and Surgery; Kings County hospital center, Brooklyn, New York. His Medical Residency was at Veterans Administration Hospital and Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans. He had special training at Resident in Clinical Cardiology under John H. Phillips M.D., Chief of Cardiology, Veterans Administration Hospital, New Orleans.

Joe was an instructor in Physical Diagnosis at Tulane University School of Medicine. He was a Research Fellow in Medicine for gastroenterology at Harvard University, Thorndike Memorial Laboratory, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. He served in the Military from 1967 to 1969 in the USAF, 3560th USAF Hospital, Webb AFB, Texas; Chief of Internal Medicine; Chief of Professional Services; Chief of Laboratory Services; Chief of Radiology.

Joe has honors, membership and diplomat to American Board of Internal Medicine, Harvard Trained Gastroenterologist, American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity. He is listed in ” Best Doctors in America“, America’s Top Physicians (Research Council of America) and was chief of staff at Naples Community Hospital.

So when Joe sends me information about health, I take it seriously. Here is what Joe sent: I have taken the liberty of sending you a few bottles of blueberry extracts that  the business I am involved with provides. Try them and see what you think.

One droperful is equivalent to 10 cups of the blueberry juice. It requires this much to get the various health benefits that have been ascribed to blueberries.

The convenience is a major advantage, I add the extracts to my water, oatmeal, and cereals.

One still has the benefit of the super food berries, even in the off season.

Blueberry-extract

The bottle of this blueberry extra says is can help:

#1: Support cognitive function
#2: Concentration and memory
#3: Maintain eye and retina health
#4: Promote urinary tract health
#5: Support healthy glucose metabolism

The formula contains:

Blueberry powder (whole fruit) 65 mg †
Bilberry extract (fruit) 20 mg †
Elderberry extract (fruit) 20 mg †
Pomegranate extract (fruit) 20 mg †
Proprietary blend of Lo Han
extract (fruit) and Stevia extract (leaf) 20 mg †
Blueberry extract (juice) 15 mg †
purified water, vegetable glycerin, natural
flavor, ascorbic acid

This extract helps fight free radicals and is an excellent addition to weight loss
programs. Plus it provides immune support.

Gary

 

ChocOops! Two Way Export Earnings


Oops! I made a mistake this morning.

Sometimes we can profit from error and this goof that I made can help us learn a couple of methods to earn extra income with two way exports.

First the mistake.  I have been eating too much chocolate and must have been on a sugar high because this morning’s health tip mentioned a 12 square chocolate extra dark chocolate bar and then promptly showed the nutrition facts from a 16 square bar.   Plus beyond that my math was wrong.  The message said that six squares equaled 90 calories.  Actually it should read four squares equals 112 calories.

The tip showed a simple tip how as a chocoholic… I sometimes allow myself an part of an Extra dark Chocolate… or any good dark chocolate to keep my weight in check.  I really like the real chocolate from Ecuador but sometimes I run out. I like the Hershey’s because it’s practical, simple and inexpensive.  Easy to find and the price is good.  I keep my eyes open at the dollar stores and often find these extra dark bars for a dollar a bar.  Some dark chocolate can be expensive but that price is a bargain!  I don’t eat but a tiny bit, but it helps me to know that being dark and high in chocolate, low in sugar and low in calories that every once in a while I can splurge.

Plus half a bar has about 225 calories.

An entire big 16 square bar is however 450 calories according the nutrition facts on the wrapper and I find that less than half a bar totally satisfies my chocolate craving.  Chocolate is also a source of antioxidants….or so they say…(this helps me feel a little less guilty!)

Fwd: chocolate

Of course there is a lot more we can do to improve our nutrition.  This is just one little trick to keep choco cravings at bay.

Here is the lesson we can learn from my error on how to earn from two way exports. 

A sharp eyed reader who obviously did better in school at arithmetic than I… sent this note.  Well Gary, you got the chocolate bar wrong. 180 calories is for ONE serving, and there are 2.4 servings per whole bar. So the entire bar would be 432 calories.

I don’t think I’ve seen those other bars you show, but I really like Ecuadorian chocolate. I usually buy the organic Kallari 85% Cacao
bars. Also the bars with dried Blueberries. And any other organic that is at least 70% Cacao. And the cocoa covered cacao beans.

I’ve got an Cuenca born girl friend who tells me most locals prefer imported chocolates. I certainly don’t know why!!

Speaking of blueberries, that is the one fruit that is hard to come by here in Cuenca. I’ve had friends tell me they have seen them in the
Super Maxi, certain times of the year. I’ve yet to find them, in 19 months here. Although I buy 90% of my fruits/vegies in the local
mercados.

Here is the lesson.   Distance creates mystery. Rarity creates value.  Ecuador chocolate in Ecuador is seen by the locals as not so special.  They would rather have the special Hersheys. Here Hershey is not seen as special.   Ecuador chocolate is seen as the special stuff.

So.. when you travel to Ecuador… take Hersey bars.  When you return, bring back a big bag of Ecuador chocolate bars. Buy locally low… Sell abroad high.

Learn more ways to earn with exports below.

#1: Export Ecuador Chocolate.

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Ecuadorian  chocolate.

The next Ecuador Exports Tour is August 31-Sept. 1-2-3-4, 2011

Ecuador Exports tour for one  $749 Reserve here for a couple $999

Join the Ecuador Export Tour directed by Bonnie Keough who is actively exporting from Ecuador now.

Meet the artists, designers, creators, craftsmen, wholesalers and visit them in their workshops, homes and markets.

Improve the quality of your life, expand your horizons and reduce the tax you pay as you increase asset protection by having an overseas company and overseas income!

Join other like minded souls in Ecuador.  Learn how to gain freedom and self fulfillment through an Ecuador export business.

See Ecuador export potential  in Ecuador.

In wood products.  In Ecuador’s art.

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In jewelry and all types of exports.

This tour goes to the high Andes.

You’ll travel everyday to see different markets, crafts people and masters who create special products that will make your eyes gleam with delight…both for their uniqueness and attraction.

In addition, over the years we’ve combined this knowledge and experience with contacts in the form of American and European readers who now live and work in Ecuador. Working with them Bonnie and Jean Marie have set up office and business facilities to create an export support service that we can now offer to you.

They have even created a one of a kind post office channel so you can ship  goods quickly and safely from Ecuador to the USA or worldwide.

You learn from tour leaders who have practical experience.  They will tell you about their shipping experiences and what they have learned from them, good and bad.

Timing for such a business has never been better!

Exporting has already created fortunes for a few sophisticated individuals. Now because of our knowledge, experience and contacts, a special business is available for you. Until recently, operating an overseas business took a great deal of time and effort to start. This is no longer true.

Technology makes it possible to take your business where opportunity is best and allows you to run this business from anywhere in the world.

This tour offers an extra $897 + bonus value. When you enroll in the Ecuador export tour you are entitled to five bonuses, our three $299 emailed courses “Tangled Web How to have an Internet Business course” Self fulfilled how to be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ”, plus a 52 lesson course on “How to Build Your own Web site and a video from our webmaster David Cross on “How to Use a Website to Generate Income”. 

You gain this $897 + value FREE.

The tour’s mission  is to help you actually find products that:

#1: Can be sold to easily identified markets.

#2: Can be marked up many times while allowing a fair trade for the indigenous.

#3: Can be imported in a suitcase.

The tour lets you see in a practical way  how to achieve the goals taught in the course.  See more about Ecuador exports here.

#2: Earn with Ecuador Cocoa, Coffee and Agriculture.  Check out blueberry farming in Ecuador.

The reader above wrote:  Speaking of blueberries, that is the one fruit that is hard to come by here in Cuenca. I’ve had friends tell me they have seen them in the Super Maxi, certain times of the year. I’ve yet to find them, in 19 months here. Although I buy 90% of my fruits/vegies in the local mercados.

If there is a lack of blueberries in Ecuador look for agricultural land where blueberries can be grown… or import blueberries to Ecuador.

Agriculture has a bright future and there are few places with as much agricultural potential and diversity as Ecuador. It is not surprising that many readers ask us about Ecuador farmland or agricultural property there.

Here is what Jean Marie Butterlin has explained about the first Ecuador real estate tour he will conduct this October 2011.

The key to living in Ecuador is really in the INCOME part of the equation.   How can you generate income without working too hard?

A lot of clients on our real estate tours ask  “How can  I generate a little income in Ecuador”?  I have put together a special plan for those seeking to move and earn in Ecuador now!

Here is the plan and here are the facts:

* Every economist is currently saying that agriculture will be the next place to invest because :

  • God is not making more arable land.
  • The world is running out of food.  China has been buying and leasing arable land all over Africa and in South America for example.  A lot of the smart money is going into arable all over the continent.

* Ecuador has some of the cheapest yet best agricultural land in all of South America.  The climate is best for growing as well with 365 days a year of direct sunlight.  In many parts of Ecuador, farmers can get 3 and even 4 harvests per year, depending on the water available on the property.

* However, most Ecuadorian farmers have not yet learned how to produce and manage a farm. They are lacking higher education and management skills as well as equipment.  Some Ecuador farmers still plow with oxen.

There is a great opportunity that lies in this combination of cheap, arable land, the geographical place of Ecuador on the equator and lack of good agronomical skills.

Here is the chance to attend the first agri business expedition, planned for October 17, 18 and 19.

This is a tour for those who want to have an active agricultural business in Ecuador and have $100,000 minimum to invest.

This tour will be conducted over three long, jam packed days to provide you a low cost efficient way to inspect Ecuador agricultural property that is legitimately for sale at a reasonable price.

Day 1 – 9 am to 6 pm: Detailed presentations by agri engineers and specialists of several type of agri businesses. These presentations  include costs, types of soils for each type of crop, risk analysis, potential profits, timing, where to find the buyers of crops,  introduction to buyers  looking for specific crops.

On the tour we look “outside the box” at crops that can for example produce “biofuel”. We’ll look at land where one company in Manta will buy every available crop at market price.   We know the owners of that company and you will be introduced to them.

Day 2: Visits farms for sale.  Here is one farm we will inspect.  This agri property has 203 hectares (507 acres) divided into:

28 hectares (70 cares) of balsa trees.  In 5 years these will fetch $30,000 a hectare.

30 hectares (75 acres) of African palm trees in production (the nuts fetch $250 per ton).

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– 140 hectares (350 acres) of pasture sufficient for 200 head of cattle or other crops that can produce an excellent return.

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– 3 small

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and one large river along the property with water availability.

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– Close to the main road

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– $6600/hectare ($2,640 an acre) asking including a small casita for caretakers.

Day 3: Q&A’s with the agri specialists…with round table discussions. We will break into small groups to discuss in more details each business its costs and potential profits.

We will have inspected and investigated all properties prior paying special attention to three special issues:

* water on site
* access roads
* good port close

We will only show land that has water in Manabi province near Manta the second largest port in Ecuador.

We will have investigated electricity, pricing and title plus will have speakers during breakfast and dinners who will discuss these  issues and the legal matters pertaining to agri businesses in Ecuador.

These experts will be available for consulting during the tour and later… covering technical matters on which crops are best suited for each soil and what times of the year are best for planting and harvest.  The tour pays special attention to reviewing the marketing aspect of each crop and where to find buyers.

We use our contacts with local people were born in the area… who know the land owners… who know what the “market” price should be and we do not show farmland where the seller is asking an unrealistic price or if there are any doubts about ownership or clear title.

We also provide administration, accounting and legal consultants who will answer questions about owning and running a company in Ecuador, a civil code country and very different from the US and Canada which run on common law.

Optional Day 4 and 5: residential real estate tour of the mid coast from Manta to Cojimies.

Included in the tour fee:

*  Agri engineers who can help you start your business, provide services and the follow up.

* Legal experts in incorporation, administration accounting etc..

* Experts in marketing agricultural crops.

Although we do not advise being absentee owner, we can provide all the services needed to run the business with our agricultural team.

If your agricultural knowledge is limited, we have the experts who will help you through the learning curve.

The big Question is “How much can someone make in agri business in Ecuador?”

The Answer:  We will not show any businesses that do not produce on a regular basis at least 10% net return. Many agri businesses you will see can pay off land costs within 1 to 2 years.

Arrival date is October 15 in Quito. Travel to Manta and Bahia October 16, 2011.

Travel back to Quito on October 20th. (or October 22 if real estate tour option is added).

Included in the price are all local transportation including domestic airfare from Quito to Manta and lodging.  Meals are not included.

Agri Business Expedition fee is $1,990/single $2,990 couple.

2 day Ecuador residential real estate option $299/single   $499/couple;

Tour Plus Extension Single  $2,289

Tour Plus Extension Couple  $3,489

You may decide to take the option during the agri expedition.

For efficiency and logistics, this tour is strictly limited to 16 people… 4 persons per four wheel drive vehicle.