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Ecuador Dental & Health Exercise


An Ecuador dental exercise can help you reduce your visits to the dentist plus improve  your health.

Almost anyone can use this and the other exercises below, with little time and no cost, below to enhance their health.

This is important because the existing health care system in the US is creating enormous stress and financial concern.

A recent article “Baby Boomers Struggle”in Baby Boomer Magazine pointed this out in this excerpt:

Paying for medical care has long been a struggle for many Baby Boomers as budgets tighten because of the economic crunch.  Even more obvious, Baby Boomers are skimping on needed treatment.

Nearly half of American Baby Boomers now report that someone in their family has cut back on their medical care or prescribed medications—postponing checkups, recommended tests and procedures; cutting pills or skipping doses of required medications; or not filling new prescriptions, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll conducted in October. That’s up from 42 percent of those surveyed six months earlier.

One in three Baby Boomers are having trouble paying medical bills, and one in five reports medical debt of at least $1,000.

“Even in 2007, before the economy really took a downspin, we saw that one in five people was having problems paying medical bills—up from one in seven in 2003,” says Alwyn Cassil, director of public affairs for the Center for Studying Health System Change, a nonpartisan health policy research organization in Washington. “But what we didn’t see last year were these rising rates in unemployment and the problems on Wall Street. The economy may not have been great then, but it wasn’t as bad as it is now.”

Before the fall economic fallout, at least 79 million Americans – including some 7 million Baby Boomers and older – were already struggling with health care bills. Now, more are doing what they can to avoid joining those ranks, even when it means their health and comfort suffer.

In a recent national survey conducted by AARP, one in five respondents blamed health problems on financial stress. About the same percentage said they had delayed seeing a doctor or other medical professional; many reported cutting back on drugs and necessary health care. Roughly one in five respondents also reported seeking outside assistance through drug companies, pharmacies and other programs to reduce their health costs.

Since the recent financial crisis made news, the American Psychological Association reports a 12 percent increase over last spring in people saying the economy is a significant source of stress; those hardest hit are women middle-aged and older.

The entire article shows how to reduce health costs (a link is at the end of this message) but misses ideas on natural… no cost health ideas like the Ecuador dental exercise below.

Actually these exercises are universal.  When Merri and I travel we watch for hints… ancient secrets that can improve our lifestyle.    Usually we find that the knowledge we learn in one country is connected in others.

Knowing how to simply maintain our good health and energy is really important during this economic downturn.

Recessions and depressions are the breeding ground for the next group of extreme rich.   Those who succeed need more than money.

They need good health and a great deal of energy and vitality.  These are the most important assets of all.

Plus the inflation that will come from all the government spending will make the medical systems even more expensive and less accessible.

Merri and I have enormous energy vitality and enthusiasm, running the farm, our publishing business and looking for what’s next.  Even though we collect Social Security, we feel as if we are just getting started.  Despite our heavy work load and travel schedule we seem to be getting younger.

One reason for this are some exercises we learned in Ecuador.

The first exercise is simply to have a cold shower in the morning.

In the early 1970s, Dr. Alexander Leaf was commissioned by National Geographic to study, and write an article about the world’s healthiest and most long-living people.

When Dr. Leaf began his study and his travels, three regions of the world were famous for the longevity of their inhabitants: the valley of Vilcabamba in Ecuador, the Hunza region of Pakistan, and certain portions of the Caucasus mountains in what was then the Soviet Union.

He traveled to these remote areas met, photographed, examined, and appraised these old and healthy people. Dr. Leaf listened to their hearts, took their blood pressure, and studied their diets and lifestyles. He watched them dance and saw them bathe in ice-cold mountain streams. He spoke with them about their daily lives, their hopes, their fears, their life histories. His goal was to separate fact from fallacy and determine the truth about longevity.

One of the Caucasus mountain centurions that Leaf interviewed made the comment. “If I have the strength to get in the creek, it is not my day to die”!

When Merri and I lived in the mountains with an Ecuador yatchak (one who knows), he taught us many exercises for vitality health and longevity.

Having read the National Geographic article, I was not surprised to see that one exercise each day was to, after exercise, bath in ice cold water… and then air dry.

The cold water after exercise rushes oxygen enriched blood to the organs. The hydrogen water molecules in the evaporation process binds with free radicals and helps purify the body via the skin.

In the Eighties, NASA research confirmed that regular cold water swimming leads to a series of bodily changes called “cold adaptation”, which lowers blood pressure and cholesterol and increases fertility and libido in men and women.

When Merri and I lived in our first house on the farm, we were next to Little Horse Creek… so each day I jumped in this chilled mountain stream… even in winter.

Here I am with our son Jake… one Christmas celebration amidst the ice and snow.

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Once we moved to our new house on the farm, we were away from the creek so for efficiency sake, I  installed a spring fed pond in our back yard… continually filled with the same 59 degree temperature water… so I can jump in after my morning exercises. ecuador-dental-exercise

Brrr!

So what exercise to do before that cold shower?

The yatchaks taught us many exercises for longevity.  One often visited markets and one day he bought me a wooden carving of an indigenous ancient in a position of what could be considered exercise and or prayer.  Much of the ancient knowledge has been passed on orally and via coded painted wood and also preserved in Khipus (strings that passed through a knotty alphanumeric system).

After learning this Andean exercise I began seeing how ancients all over the world knew about this.

After receiving the figurine, sometime later I was inducted into an ancient order, the Knights Hospitaler, which has roots dating back a thousand years. Early on as knowledge of symbols was shared with me by the Grand Prior, I spotted something that even he did not know.

He introduced me to one of the grand symbols of the Order.   I did not say a word but saw that the thousand year old symbol of the Knights Hospitaler and my wooden Incan figurine showed the same exercise.

Lessons From Continents Apart

I do this exercise each morning beginning with a stretch to the sun.

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Then squat down until your knee touches your opposite heel.

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Bring your hands down to absorb the earth energy but do not touch the ground.

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Then raise your hand to absorb the sun energy before standing back into the sun position.

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This first of all increases your odds for longevity because it improves your balance.

Balance is like a muscle. If you don’t use it,  you lose it.

The two main causes of death in people over 40 years of age (after auto accidents) are falls and accidental overdoses from legal and illegal drugs.

An excerpt from a msnbc.msn.com article about accidental death says:

Alan McMillan, CEO of the National Safety Council says deaths from workplace accidents and car crashes have been fairly stable.

Older motorcycle operators also add to the death toll, McMillan said. Thirty-five percent of motorcycle deaths in 2005 were among bikers age 45 and older. A decade earlier, 15 percent of biker deaths were among the older age group. Motorcycle deaths in 2005 totaled 4,232, more than double the number in 1995.

Tips to prevent injuries from falling

Here are some tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association to help prevent injuries from falls.

Keep muscles and bones strong, by following an exercise regimen:

— Strength training with weight bearing and resistive exercise works for all age groups.

— Practice exercises designed to help improve balance.

— Exercise at least three days a week to improve strength, flexibility and balance.
— Choose low-impact exercises, such as yoga, tai chi and Pilates to avoid stress on joints.

— Stretch daily to improve flexibility and mobility.

The rate of deaths from falls for people 65 and older rose 31 percent from 1999 to 2003, the council reported, which means that deaths from falls are increasing faster than the older population is increasing. A death within one year after a fall can be attributed to the fall.

“We tend to see our home as our safe haven. The data tell us it’s not,” McMillan said, adding that families can take steps to protect the elderly from falls by removing hazards and installing stair rails and grab bars.

Accidental poisoning deaths, mostly caused by medication or illegal drug overdoses, increased from 17,550 in 2002 to 19,457 in 2003. The rate climbed from 6.4 to 6.7 deaths per 100,000 people.

In other words the first way to increase longevity is to exercise for flexibility and balance, avoid drugs and medicine and sell your Harley! Then to improve the quality of heath and reduce the odds of illness, improve your nutrition.

Good nutrtion begins with your food choices and your mouth.

This is where the Ecuador dental exercise helps.   These exercise exercises and strengthens the teeth and much more.  They are incredibly simple and easy to do.   They stimulate the teeth and gums, plus help promote digestion.

First,  run your tongue around your teeth like a toothbrush. This stimulates saliva.

Increased saliva helps digestion.  Saliva also triggers production of a hormone that helps prevent tooth decay. Third saliva kills germs in the mouth.

Finally this exercise strengthens the heart because the tongue is connected to the heart.

Second, collect the saliva in the mouth and churn it around like a mouth wash.

Third, click the teeth easily together three dozen times.  This stimulates and awakens the gums and teeth.

Good health is one of the most mportant assets we can have and is increasingly harder to attain in the West as health care grows in expense. We can use ancient wisdom to overcome and eliminate health problems like the Ecuador dental and other exercises above.

Gary

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cool, green forest.

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enjoy nature and the views.

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Read the msnbc.msn.com article about accidental death at

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19080118/

Read the article Baby Boomers Struggle at

www.babyboomer-magazine.com/news/127/ARTICLE/1407/2009-03-20.html

Protein Blackberry Pie Recipe


Summer sun shadows are cast deeper as the katydids suddenly go still. Sweet afternoon silence, rich in the day’s lingering warmth, falls like a warm blanket through the woods and the fullness of the day whispers with sweet promise at the coolness of dusk.

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Field at the top of our farm

August days up here in the Blue Ridge are perfect. Some days we might hit as high as 80 at high noon, then a quick evening cooling into the 60s and below, perfect for rocking on the front porch and watching the fireflies signal their light and glow show.

Eating is wonderful too as we live almost entirely off the garden at this time of the year, tender lettuce, rich onions and corn so sweet it does not need to be cooked. Squash of every type, beans, peas, bell peppers, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower…and of course luscious, most delicious tomatoes. This is a sweet feast enjoyed on our open-air deck with the creek rushing below. Throw in a little corn bread and we have a wonderful afternoon meal.

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Our daughter Francesca enjoying wildflowers and mountain views from the farm.

In the evening we eat lightly. Ayurveda, the Indian science of health, shows us that we have three cycles twice a day (air 2-6, water 6-10 and fire 10-2. The best time to eat our biggest meal is at the highest point of fire (12 noon) when the digestive fires are most bright (noon). Then in the evening we eat lightly and early so the body can use the second fire cycle to burn up accumulated toxins from the day.

Often our evening meal is fruit pie. Right now Merri whips up a wonderful blackberry cobbler and this is not an unhealthy food if you don’t overload it with sugar and white refined flower. Merri and I often have a nice piece of this cobbler instead of dinner. This is a great summer food and fits the season.  We grind Quinoa into powder and use this as half the flour for the crust and filling and stevia (go to www.stevia.net) as a sweetener, you have a delicious, balanced, low calorie meal.

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Hiking is also good for health. Here is our daughter Eleanor hiking above the farm.

Keeping your caloric intake down is one of the most important things you can do for good health and longevity. This has been scientifically proven and an article by Dr. Mercola “Insulin and Its Metabolic Effects” explains why this may be fact.

This article suggests that insulin is one of nature’s great balancers. Insulin is created by high amounts of blood sugar levels in the body. Lots of insulin is a signal that there is plenty of food supply and hence there will be plenty of population growing. Consequently insulin becomes an agent to decrease longevity, nature’s way of keeping the population in check.

Less insulin in the body signals that there is not so much food so the body may be needed to stay around longer to contribute to the gene pool! Hence those who consume less, live more. Consequently the protein balanced, low carbohydrate, cooling blackberry cobbler recipe below is a perfect and tasty alternative to a heavy evening meal. Enjoy the treat and be healthier.

Take fresh cleaned blackberries (ours are all organic so all we need to do is lightly rinse them in the pure spring water) and add just a bit of stevia…it sweetens yet does not raise the blood sugar level. You can squeeze a bit of lime over them. Then add a crumble top…famous in England and Georgia…(but I suspect made a lot differently than ours!) The crumble is made from equal parts of flour and quinoa powder with some organic milk to moisten. Cover the top of the blackberries with this mixture, then add just a smidgen of clarified butter.Bake at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly. We enjoy a cup of mint tea (from the mint that grows wild on the banks of Little Horse Creek) with this at day’s end.

Until next message, may all your secrets be healthy!

Gary

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Intuition Course


Intuition of course can make your logic better.

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This is why we are sponsoring an intuition course this August.

Once many years ago, Merri’s and my intuition went into overdrive. We felt a compulsion to change. I mean really change.

There was no logical reason to turn our lives upside down, but our intuition said “just do it” and…we did.

Because of this intuition, we sold our Rolls Royce.

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and our million dollar Naples Florida home.

We sought out, lived and worked with shamans and masters of health to learn and use health and longevity secrets from all over the world.

We moved to a shaman’s village where they gave us a tiny hut…to live in as we learned.

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This may seem like quite a let down from a 5,000 square foot house on the Naples Florida beach. Yet it was not. We thrived and kept looking and learning.

Here we are learning from Don Carlos, his son and two MDs from the US at a sacred Andean pyramid near Quito.

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Here we are with Don Alberto, learning about cleansings in the sacred springs.

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Here we are with the Shamana of Zuleta

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Aldemar is a shaman deep in the Amazon.

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More shamans and their families joined us.

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Sharing secrets of energy…vitality and good health.

We bought nearly a thousand acres deep in the Andes and moved there to live with a shaman and his apprentices…to work and learn with them.

Here are two of the apprentices hiking on the land.

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We built a simple hut there to live as well.

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We learned how to ignore heat…and cold…fatigue. Here I am at our North Carolina farm with our son Jake doing it…meditating in the creek in the ice and snow.

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This was not done to abandon a lifestyle in the West.

Do not get me wrong. We have become multi millionaires with a thriving Western business. We have just found that material and spiritual success are now easier…more enjoyable…fulfilling, healthy and sustainable…doing more good…because of what we learned.

We learned these things to make our Amercan life better.for us and for all.

That intuition has worked. We have prospered…had more fun…enjoyed better health. Despite being in our 60s we bound with energy and feel like life is just about to begin.

Every day is a mystical adventure!

Yours can be as well.

What fun to share the knowledge we learned.

I highly encourage anyone interested in natural ways of attaining higher degrees of success, satisfaction, fulfillment, health and greater longevity to come to the Andes or Blue Ridge Mountains and learn tips that help extend longevity and more importantly add energy and vitality to every year we live.

In addition to the learning, you will notice improvements right away as you are immersed in balancing surroundings, eating vitalized food and absorbing the energy of the mountains.

Even absorbing part of the deep wisdom we have been given to share can make your life, brighter, happier and healthier in many ways.

You learn how to eliminate stress and gain more energy, vitality and longevity by learning ways to merge the Western life with the shamanic way.

There are two upcoming opportunities to share this wisdom passed to us.

This August, we will share our shamanic sessions during Susan’s Stanton’s three day intuition course conducted at Merrily Farms at Little Horse Creek located deep in the recesses of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. This area was selected for its isolation, pure water, fresh air and healing springs by an Andean Shaman.

This week long course includes three shamanic sessions from Ecuador plus Andean cooking lessons, exercises and cleansings in the hot healing waters of the “Indian’s Trough” spring on the farm.
Here are some of the subjects covered in shamanic health sessions:

* The three fundamentals of longevity. Gain Shamanic secrets of nutrition, exercise and purpose so you’ll eat, work and sleep better and more peacefully through the elements of water, fire and air.

* Why Ecuadorians are long lived and feel good. How you can too!

* Andean-Indian connection language, exercise and food. How to sift fact from fiction and way to apply ancient wisdom to a modern lifestyle.

* Air Imbalances. What they are. How to spot them and three ways to end anxiety.

* Fire Imbalances. What they are. Seven ways to avoid them and reduce anger.

* Water Imbalances. What they are. Three ways how to avoid them and eleven ways to wipe out depression.

* Andean Food Mixtures. How to lose 43 pounds in eight weeks!

* Incan Cleansing Tactics. Create an internal fountain of youth.

Three simple fruits, three spices and three internal cleaners that remove plaque, lower blood pressure and clean and lubricate the joints.

* Adding strength through the diet. Six magic foods, how to turn quinoa, corn, beans, eggs, cheese and yogurt into increased muscle mass.

* Natural Growth Hormone Inducers. Three secrets for a youthful body.

* High Mountain Dreams. Seven ways to get deep, revitalizing, good nights sleep.

* Seven Incan exercises that will add years to your life and life to your years.

* Incan dietary secrets for weight loss, purification and vitality. How to buy, cook, prepare, serve and eat.

* Cleansing herbal showers and drinks you can make and use at home.

* The Secret of the Golden Thread. How to make every day seem like a lifetime.

Previous delegates have told us that these sessions are life changing.

Lose weight. Shape up you body. Have more energy, look and feel better.

This August 2008 you can gain from ancient wisdom that was taught to Merri and me during the time we lived with shamans and their apprentices in the Andes.

All food and lodging are included! Learn more here.

Learn about the Andean nutrition that will be taught and served.

During Susan’s course Merri and I will share secrets we have learned to improve our health and well being despite our heavy travel and work demands.

Surround yourself in the nourishment of the clean air, fresh spring water and cleansing mountain mists, at our isolated farm where we have created perfect rustic for you.

Our accommodations are magnificent, each built with the history of the Blue Ridge in mind, but created for total comfort with feather top mattresses, fluffy goose down quilts and 330+ thread count sheets.

There is comfort, taste, charm, space, every imaginable amenity and views of nature’s purity at every turn.

The farm is stunning, 252 acres of nature, forest and glen, bright meadows and bold mountain, trout filled streams. Spring birds join us at the bird feeders on our breakfast deck that just over Little Horse Creek.

The outstanding lunch and dinner menu is perfectly cooked and served by Merri and me using nutritional secrets learned from healers and healing cooks around the world.

During the course you’ll enjoy numerous healing ceremonies and enjoy our deep woods, spring fed Japanese cedar, hot water soaking pool.

Facilities include mountain biking, steam bath and special Blue Ridge health massage.

Learn more about Merrily Farms at Little Horse Creek.

I invite you to join us in this wonderful adventure.

Gary

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