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Sleep Better – Reduce Pain – Lose Weight


Increase magnesium intake. 

I recommend reading the Health Watch article, Five Simple Ways to Combat Sugar Cravings (1) that show ways to reduce sugar cravings and lose weight.

The article says “Sugar is the most dangerous ingredient in the standard American diet.  Health Watch readers know eating it causes major health problems…like cancer. And it’s not just deadly… It’s addicting. Based on brain scans, it’s as addictive as cocaine according to one 60 Minutes report.

Increase magnesium intake. 

The article explains that a magnesium deficiency triggers sugar cravings.  Magnesium helps regulate glucose, insulin, and dopamine levels.  Low magnesium can cause an imbalance of any of these and increase sugar cravings which can make your body want more sugar.

Reduced sugar craving is one reason to take magnesium.  Merri and I use it when we have any tiredness, aches, pains and to sleep better at night.  We lived and studied for decades with great healers steeped in ancient wisdom on how to have good natural health.  We try to integrate the knowledge we learned in a practical way…every day and incorporate our experience into what we write.  To us… wealth and good health are inseparable… integral parts of the whole.

One tip we have shared numerous times is how to use magnesium.

We let delegates and readers know about magnesium because it helps us so much.  We hear back from so many others who find magnesium almost miraculous.

Dear Gary, For eight years I suffered sciatica due to a car accident.  A recent newsletter mentioned Merri providing one of your guests magnesium and vitamin B to alleviate a similar problem. I have been using the same supplements for a month. The sciatica is completely healed. Thank you.

Sometimes readers report incredible results and their health gains benefit and outweigh the other parts of the course.

Our son-in-law and webmaster, David Cross, wrote:   What turned out to be sciatica rippled spasms of excruciating pain from my lower back down my right leg to my calf, Achilles tendon and toes through day and night.  It was agonizing and grated on my nerves worse than toothache.  Or childbirth. (Perhaps.)

I tried massage, yoga and a local chiropractor, none of which helped.  And I was now starting to take NSAIDs daily just to keep the pain at bay which I didn’t like.

Fortunately, Merri Scott saw me wince as I sat down for dinner one evening at a recent family reunion.

“Sciatica,” I said.

“Try Magnesium.  Let me remember what else could work.”

I started taking magnesium immediately.  4 days later I woke after a full night’s sleep with no pain.  I’ve continued to take magnesium daily and am now taking B vitamins.

I get the occasional twinge if I’ve been driving for more than a few hours or after a day sitting in my office but the excruciating pain I experienced for weeks has completely passed and I’m amazed at the results this.  Thank you, Merri!

David

We use magnesium in two ways.  We take a powdered magnesium supplement called “Natural Calm” and is available in most health foods stores.  This is effective but don’t use too much as it can cause diarrhea, plus the fastest way to get any supplement into the body is through the lungs or skin so we use Athlete’s Best Ultra Pure Magnesium Oil.

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Kris Vigue at Athelete’s Best gives a 10% discount (Use coupon GARYSCOTT10) to readers.  You can learn more about magnesium oil here.

Gary

Beyond Chelation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is L-Arginine?

L-Arginine is the biological precursor of nitric oxide.

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

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

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

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

There are many benefits from removing plaque from the body:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vitality Force supports:

* Cardiovascular health

* Healthy immune function

* Anti-aging properties

* Improved energy levels

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

* Increased efficiency of oxygen utilization for energy production

* Enhanced numbers of mitochondria to actually produce energy

The Vitality Force formula includes:

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

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(Click on image to read the label.)

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

The Ultimate Key to Vitality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gary

(1) Five Simple Ways to Combat Sugar Cravings

An Uncommon Cure


There is an uncommon cure for the most common sleep problem.

The Andean shaman Merri and I lived and worked with for years told us many times that good health and vitality rested on three simple foundations: eat right, work hard and if you did these, the third foundation would come easily, to sleep well.

Yet a good night’s sleep can be elusive.

A recent Wall Street Journal article (1) provides tips for those who wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep.  This is the most common type of insomnia.  The article is worth a read, but misses a most important sleep aid that we’ll share here.

The five tips in the article are:

  • Don’t turn on the lights.
  • Don’t eat.
  • Don’t watch TV.
  • Don’t look at the clock.
  • Don’t compensate and sleep in or take a nap next day.

The really powerful get-back-to-sleep aid that Merri and I use is a combination of Magnesium and White Willow.

The brand of oral magnesium we sometimes use is called “Natural Calm”.  We buy it at Amazon.com.

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This is the brand of White Willow we use, also purchased at Amazon.com or Vitacost.com.

The use of willow bark dates to the time of Hippocrates (400 BC) when people chewed on the bark to reduce fever and inflammation. Willow  helps reduce and eliminate pain (particularly low back pain and osteoarthritis), headache, and inflammatory conditions, such as bursitis and tendinitis.   White willow was used to develop aspirin but is more gentle and long lasting.   The active ingredient is salicin, (similar to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid)) combined powerful anti-inflammatory plant compounds (called flavonoids).

Magnesium helps us sleep through or if we waken in the night, it helps us drift comfortably back to sleep.  If the sleeplessness is a bit more persistent Merri and I take a White Willow tablet, apply magnesium oil and find that this gently draws us into sleep with no side effects.

The Easiest Way to Sleep.   There are a couple of problems with taking the oral form of magnesium.  First, even a bit to much causes diarrhea.  The second problem is that drinking too much liquid in the evening  can have us getting up in the middle of the night.  That’s a bit counter productive so instead we apply topical magnesium.

If there is some particular pain waking us, we apply the magnesium directly on the spot.  If we are just awake with no particular pain, we apply the magnesium on the back of our neck, under our arms, on our lower back and the bottoms of our feet.

Magnesium goes beyond sleep.

We hear from many readers others who find magnesium almost miraculous.

One reader wrote:  Dear Gary, For eight years I suffered sciatica due to a car accident.  A recent newsletter mentioned Merri providing one of your guests magnesium and vitamin B to alleviate a similar problem.  I have been using the same supplements for a month. The sciatica is completely healed.Thank you.

Sometimes readers report incredible results.

Our son -in-law and webmaster, David Cross, wrote:   What turned out to be sciatica rippled spasms of excruciating pain from my lower back down my right leg to my calf, Achilles tendon and toes through day and night.  It was agonizing and grated on my nerves worse than toothache.  Or childbirth. (Perhaps.)

I tried massage, yoga and a local chiropractor, none of which helped.  And I was now starting to take NSAIDs daily just to keep the pain at bay which I didn’t like.

Fortunately, Merri Scott saw me wince as I sat down for dinner one evening at a recent family reunion.

“Sciatica,” I said.

“Try Magnesium. Let me remember what else could work.”

That evening Merri emailed me this note: “B-1, B-12, B-6 taken by themselves.  And all around good B Vitamin complex.  To make sure that the B vitamins bind, you need magnesium.  I like Natural Calm in crystal form.  This means you take it in very warm water before you go to bed and work on it to move up as much as you can and then back off when it causes a runny stool.

“Add these together and you’ve got a permanent release from stress as well as stress buildup, which brings on so many things…such as sciatica.  A B-12 shot right into the beginning spot of the pain (usually on the buttocks) will stop the pain instantly but only the continual use of B vitamins plus magnesium will prevent its return.  You don’t need the shot and although I wouldn’t take it, perhaps some would benefit instantly by it.”

I started taking magnesium immediately.  4 days later I woke after a full night’s sleep with no pain.  I’ve continued to take magnesium daily and am now taking B vitamins.

I get the occasional twinge if I’ve been driving for more than a few hours or after a day sitting in my office but the excruciating pain I experienced for weeks has completely passed and I’m amazed at the results this.  Thank you Merri!  David

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To order the magnesium we use click here

Gary

(1) www.wsj.com/articles/help-for-middle-of-the-night-insomnia

How to Have Peace & Profit in 2019

There are still ways to reduce stress.

Prolonged exposure to stress is the # 1 root of death and disease in our modern world.

Stress can ruin your health and wealth… in many ways.

Daily stress has been magnified because we no control, no way out of the current global political and economic mess.  The news makes current problems feel like things are getting worse.

This downwards spiral leads to health problems, heart disease, hypertension, impaired immune function, infertility, and mental illness.

The health problems lead to economic problems from loss of income, poor investment decisions and high disease management costs.

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Yet there is a way back.

I was reminded of this once when I made a horrible mistake.

The supposed error?  Letting my mind wander six decades back to an hour I spent with a girl.

Learn from this near disaster, seven most powerful sources of wealth, health, security and fulfillment in this era.

The girl was pretty and blond.  Terry was her name. My imagination spanned decades returning to my Oregon roots seeing her as if she were there.

We were 11 or 12 and had known each other since we started Rockwood grade school.  Just buddies, our non-romantic friendship lasted 12 years, from first grade till high school’s end.  Then she went off to Pepperdine College in California.  I started traveling the world.  Never saw her again.  I hope her life has gone well.  But until that reflection I’d never thought much of Terry in so many years.

What could have been the tragic error was letting that memory touch my heart.  Two kids, walking on a crisp, Pacific Northwest autumnal afternoon.

We walked down a sun filled, pine needle covered, dirt path.  Huge, fat, green Douglas firs lined the road.  Traffic was no problem, not many cars.  Crossing Stark Street we turned left, hiking three blocks to 182nd.  There we passed an old clapboard candy store.  I can still hear the wooden sidewalk of that store slap beneath my feet, felt the soggy planks sag and smelled astringent pitch from the fir trees.  Then we turned right, up 182nd for about a mile.  There was Terry’s house.

I carried on, walking through a big field, waist high grass turned straw brown by an early frost.  There were dozens of paths made by who knows what.  Animals perhaps or countless generations of other kids walking home alone from school.  I chose one following it to another wood of tall, rough-barked fir.  Crossing one more field, I climbed a rock wall, struggled through a barbed wire fence (my Mom hated that fence ripping my jeans).  I was home!

Sweet simplicity, that dream.  Two kids holding hands, walking on a dirt trail under a crisp, but blue, sunny sky.  Pure innocence.

My tragic error was looking back.  I returned to Rockwood, Oregon with Merri and my kids to show them this part of their roots.  Following the route, Terry and I had walked were the candy store, grange hall, old wooden buildings and their home spun honesty and charm.

Instead we found six lanes of fast, frantic traffic and road rage.  McDonalds, KFC, strip shopping centers.  The car radio blared warnings of local gangs and drive-by-shootings.

Beauty, innocence, sweet simplicity, replaced by drive ins and drive bys.  Gangs and drive-by shootings replacing a tender walk in the sun.

Good bye memories, good bye.

How can our kids walk in places like this?  How can we return to those old feeling of security and comfort?

How can any of us possibly keep pace in this world that’s moving so fast?

Then something inside snapped.

“There has to be an answer for honest, hard working folks to enjoy the wonderful opportunities of today and regain what we’ve lost over the past forty years”, I swore to myself.

How can we keep up, without having such a fast paced life we turn into machines?  Where do we find time for God, family, charity, and our friends?  How can we rediscover those sun filled, pine needle covered, dirt paths we want to walk?

“There has to be places that are still innocent and pure”, I thought.  “There has to be a way of life that does not pound us with stress”.

This thinking led me to begin reviewing the thousands of economic and business experiences I have shared with readers over the decades.

This started a search for a simpler way of life and a better place to earn and protect our wealth.

By digging, asking and observing, traveling and talking to investors and investment managers all over the world I found that there are true paths to real security in the here and now.  That knowledge helped me develop courses on how to have natural health, everlasting wealth and purposeful investments.

This knowledge helped Merri and me invest in stocks and real estate all over the world.  It helped us find and develop our farms in North Carolina and Florida into sanctuaries.

That almost error led us to create an entire portfolio of information on how to keep pace, get ahead, enjoy our modern society but, to enjoy life wherever you choose without having to move too fast.

This is why I am making a special “Let’s get our lives back” offer.

“What would you think in the last 30 seconds of your life if you were the richest man in the world but were unhappy?”

This quote is from the opening slide of our Value Investing Seminar, “How to Secure Your Future With a Value Breakout Plan”.   This a vital question because few investors think about the value of comfort and happiness.  Yet the truth is, those who are comfortable and happy with their investments are most likely to succeed financially.

Without comfort, no matter how much money a person has, they are more likely to lose it or kill themselves with stress from worry.

There is a way to have the perfect form of financial security.

Let’s call it the perfect pension.  To help understand how to build an unshakable economic platform, here is Part One of the report, The Pruppie Factor.

The Pruppie Factor – Seven Steps to Comfortable Living & Profits.

“May you live in interesting times”.  That’s a Chinese curse that seems to have been cast on our modern world.  We can enjoy comfort and profits in the year ahead despite this fact.

Become a Pruppie.  Integrate your earning with your investing and enjoy peak living, everlasting wealth and natural health with PIEC Investing in the year ahead.

Before we look at what PIEC means, let’s delve into Pruppieism, the new economic and social realism.  Pruppies expect everything to expand.  They take advantage of every new benefit and technology they can.  Pruppies enjoy using the fruits of our ancestor’s deliberations and labors to earn in this advanced technological world.  They also engage in activity that they love that would sustain them in case society and the incredibly intricate weave of our global economy and society should fail.

Pruppies are prepared in case everything, everywhere, or at least everything relating to their income and savings fails and the fabric that surrounds their lives disintegrates into an unknown veil.  Yet a Pruppie’s preparation is not a sacrifice, but a joy as you will see.

Hope springs eternal and it should.  One of the key themes in my first book, Passport to International Profit, (published in the 1970s) was “The Sun Always Shines Somewhere”.  This thought has been in and remains a foundation of everything I do.

Sometimes this sunshine is hard to see because the press always focuses on doom and gloom.  Current news often makes the world seem about to end.  We cannot blame the press. Bad news sells.  The majority seem to want to worry instead of learn about all that’s good.  This does not make doom and gloom right.  This is why the majority are also the rich portion of the population, but bad news is an economic fact for the press.

Yet despite all the negative headlines, we have lived through the Cold War and MAD, Y2K, GridX II, the Peak Oil Crisis, the recession of the 1970s, 1980s 2007, etc. etc. etc.  Chicken Little is always out there, selling the falling sky.  Don’t buy into this story!

History suggests that there will always be opportunity.  The sun always shines somewhere.

Brexit, global warming and the American political process are examples of how the press gravitates to negative news.   The press  make anything and just about everything seem negative.  This can blind us to the positive realities ahead, if we let it.

Don’t.

Expect that the world will remain standing and look for opportunity instead!

Our wealth and economic opportunity is pushed by supply and demand.  We are part of a growing global population.  New technology makes more people, as a whole, more productive every day.  The world has increasingly larger markets creating more supply in increasingly efficient ways.

This reality increases everyone’s wealth.  Yes there is a lot of bad news in many places.  There is inequality.  There is crime.  There is war and hate and injustice.   Despite these negatives there is even more that is positive.  Opportunity grows.

Pruppies tap into and use every bit of the good news they can.  They have a plan B if everything goes wrong, but Plan B is based on something a Pruppie wants to do we love, not just a shelter from bad news.

At the end of this report, you’ll find a special offer that can help you integrate earning and investing for the ultimate form of profit and safety.

Imagine this example of Pruppism.  The Tiffany lamp casts an amber glow, rich, ivory and warm in the grey gloom of early dusk.  The gold knobbed mahogany desk, its deep patina waxed and smooth, shines with reflections of ancient leather Chesterfields stuffed full, but rumpled with age and of maritime shots that hang in brass frames on the wall. The room speaks of settled tradition, the kind that might never end.  But thoughts instead are on the demise of the business that has supported this room.

The late Jim Slater of Slater Walker, a British industrial conglomerate turned bank in the 1970s was in that room.  I recall his bank’s collapse well as I was living in Hong Kong and Slater Walker was a huge going concern in what was a British colony in those days.  The Slater Walker crash was big news that unsettled the entire British banking system at the time.

Slater, the founder, had been a really high roller, using every modern banking tactic available including buying many assets with cheap loans.  Then in the mid 1970s banking crisis interest rates skyrocketed and his bank was unable to refinance its debt.  The company failed and Slater had to resign.  Numerous charges were brought against him and he spent considerable time defending what he had done.

In the end he was only fined a nominal sum but despite this, his banking career was well and truly dead.

However he had already moved on.

He wrote about this in his autobiography, “Return To Go”.  He had always had a hobby making puppet shows and telling stories to his children, so instead of banking, he turned his passion into profit and wrote some children’s books.  His first effort sold a respectable 35,000 copies.  His next a monster series for younger children, became a huge hit.

He had also maintained a hobby of salmon fishing so again turned his passion into profit by creating a business that bought up fishing rights and resold them as time-shares.  He had quite a success.

Some day a catastrophe beyond our control could redirect the course of our lives.  We might lose a job, learn that our pension won’t pay or that our dollars won’t buy as much as they must.

Though Jim Slater was a banker, outside economic forces beyond his control caused his business disaster.  Yet he had options because he had been doing things he loved that were not related to his banking, but could become useful income generators in difficult time.

I do not know if Slater understood Pruppism but that’s what he was practicing.

Pruppism is a positive realism based on the knowledge that much of our lives are directed by events that we do not know or expect and could not change them even if we did.  There is always something we do not know and that’s okay.

Years ago I was speaking at an investing seminar in Marbella Spain.  One of the speakers was a brilliant strategist, Johan Peter Paludan, of the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies.  This institute has a large interdisciplinary staff with expertise in economics, political science, ethnography, psychology, engineering, PR and sociology.  They identify and analyze global trends that influence the future.  Paludan was speaking of these trends and answering questions that delegates had about the world’s economic future.

One delegate asked what to do if there was a global nuclear exchange.  Paludan replied that the results of some events are so unpredictable that it is not worth trying to plan for them.

This thought has stuck with me for decades because it helped me realize that no matter how cautious, how defensive and careful we are, there are events that we cannot even imagine that can turn our lives upside down, for the good or bad.  With this in mind my wife Merri and I have created a lifestyle where we turn our passions into profit but in a way that whatever happens we are likely to be in a position to spot the positive and the opportunity.

A PIEC Experience

Pruppies gain the benefits of PIEC wealth.  PIEC is an acronym for “Personal Income Earning Corridor”.  PIEC income and wealth come from doing what you do for love, rather than just the money.

Traditionally people get jobs to create income.  They work to live and support their lifestyle while attempting to spend less than they earn.  They hope, that maybe the savings will bring, sometime in the future, a lifestyle of doing something enjoyable without work.

Pruppies reverse the priorities.  Instead of working for money to save and invest, they focus their prime effort on doing something they enjoy right now.  Then they learn how to enjoy the effort in some profitable way.  They learn to create “Avenues of Abundance” that combine lifestyle with the necessary task of accumulating wealth.

If economic circumstances tie them to an existing income effort, they create hobbies that are income producers of the future.

For example, if a Pruppie loves golf; instead of working six days a week, 50 weeks a year just to golf on Sundays and during short vacations, instead he or she will create a business in some aspect of the golfing trade.

In another example, a client of mine, who loved animals became a vet.  But he learned that the vet’s lifestyle was not one he enjoyed.  He wanted to travel and move around, which is difficult for a professional who needs to stay at his office and build a practice.  So he built a business that prepares special animal foods for race horses.  Now he travels globally visiting horse breeders and makes much more money as well.

Pruppies combine money with time, energy and desires.  They generate income doing something desired.  Desire and fulfillment become at least as, if not more, important as the money.

#1: Do What You Love!

The reason PIECs work well is that when we love to do something, we do it better, for longer and with greater enthusiasm.

Effort, determination and tenacity are wealth building attributes that cannot fail.  Yet Pruppism does not mean we should suddenly abandon our jobs and try becoming golf pros, when we have never been able to break 100.  Smart Pruppies start small and gradually expand into their passion.

For example, as a writer and lecturer, I was never fully satisfied sitting behind a desk or standing on a podium all day long, even though I was making over a million bucks a year. I’m the physical, outdoors type and yearned for exercise and the wilds of the deep woods. “What good’s the money if this isn’t fun?” I often asked myself.

Rather than quit writing and teaching, I looked for ways to combine these professions with the outdoor life.  Through research I learned that many city folk like myself yearn to be in the primitive outdoors.  So I bought an isolated farm high in the Blue Ridge Mountains and an Andean plantation high in Ecuador where I developed seminar centers with charming but simple dwellings, set in rustic surroundings, with clean water and pure air.  Now I live in nature so after I finish the writing or talking, I can walk in the woods or take my axe and chop firewood or something physical.  I’ve combined my writing with physical work and have blended the life I want, with my readers’ needs in a way that makes great financial sense.

We built a series of cabins in the wild that bring more profits than most stocks or bonds could ever return.

The process took six years to shift. Now we have been at this for nearly two decades and we are far from finished.  But while doing what we love, who cares? This is one of the great benefits of PIEC investing. We can slow down and enjoy the work instead of always rushing ahead, looking for something more.

Those who work nine to five can start PIEC businesses part time if they are too uneasy to quit their jobs. Others, who like myself, already have a business can slowly shift their product or service in a sensible way and let it evolve toward their PIEC.

But where do we start?

There is a seven step process we can all use whether we have our own careers, a business or even if we are retired (PIEC investing is especially good for retired folks who have found the supposed good life flat or financially short).

The first step is to get a clear idea or vision of our dream.  This is sometimes harder to achieve than it seems.  We are so deluged with false ideals from Washington, Wall Street, Madison Avenue, etc. that we have to stop and really take stock.  What do we sincerely want?

There is a very practical economic reason to look inwards for wealth.  Warren Buffet recommends that we only invest in what we understand. What can we understand better than ourselves?

This inner search will lead us to an ideal that begins the second step which is gaining enthusiasm.  How can we be anything but enthusiastic about finally fulfilling our deepest dreams?  The enthusiasm leads to the third step; gaining an education.

We need to find out everything we can about our idea.  To succeed we must take the third step and become real experts in the product or service we offer.

Fourth, this educational process allows us to develop an intelligent, focused business plan we can act upon and the action is the fifth step which brings us the experience. Experience gives us the sixth step, a financial loss or profit.  We always profit in increased knowledge which creates the seventh step, more ideas.

Then the entire cycle starts all over again: Idea, Enthusiasm, Education, Action, Experience, Financial Profit and New Ideas.

This is a way to keep adding new opportunities into our lives.  Business is rarely static. It is an ever evolving process instead.

This seven step cycle may take days, weeks, months or years, but the moment you begin you’ll start moving into an avenue of affluence where you love your work so though money isn’t your main goal it comes more easily.

#2: Do what you love, but also be of service.  Do something for others that is meaningful and important to you.

We all have a purpose in life and when we are filling it, we feel fulfilled.  Wealth and fulfillment is the goal.  Fulfillment is important because of the law of diminishing returns.  A 2008 study that analyzed Gallup surveys of 450,000 Americans suggested that day-to-day contentment improves until income hits around $75,000 per annum.  After that, more money just brings more stuff, with far less gain in happiness.  Income beyond $75,000 does not do much for a person’s daily mood.

This is a pretty general study and regional differences in costs, inflation and life circumstances will create many fluctuations from this norm, but the point is when money is the main goal, the better you get, the harder it will be to gain satisfaction.

Giving, on the other hand, never has limitations, especially when the giving helps complete a purpose that is part of our destiny.

This is true in business and investing.  A study of investors for example found that investors with socially responsible ideals gained the best returns.  A dual goal of profit and achieving some social benefit provides a purpose beyond returns.  This brings comfort and determination to the investments and the added stick-to-it-ness helps increase profits.

The study helped define three aspects of investing that are generally ignored, purpose and habits.

Purpose.  Purpose requires some soul-searching questions about what we each want our life to be.  This purpose is more important than the investment goal.  The purpose of the money we have becomes more important than the amount in the portfolio.

Habits.  Habits come next because we need to create habits and routines that keep us on the path of our unique purpose.  The marketplace does all it can to distract us from our goals.  There is an endless stream of news, rumor, conjecture, facts figures, ideas and tactics generated by every part of every stock market aimed at getting us to act in ways that benefit the agenda of others.

Good habits help us avoid being distracted from what we are meant and want to do.  Good habits muffle the noise of Madison Avenue, the spin from Washington DC and the hidden agendas of big business.  These are among the most powerful ways to increase wealth.  Having greater fulfillment as well as more wealth is a bonus that Pruppies call “Everlasting Wealth”.

#3: Integrate your earning and investing. 

Long term success in business and investing are determined by control and comfort.

Comfort comes from feeling in control, but since there is always something we do not know, real comfort comes from knowing that we are serving a valuable purpose, the best we can, regardless of how events unfold.

Real comfort helps maintain determination, dedication and enthusiasm, all among the most vital parts in the process of succeeding in investing and business.

Our own business increases comfort because a business is simply an investment that gives us more control due to the addition of our own time and energy. 

A Personal Income Earning Corridor (PIEC) begin with a main income generator that we control.  For some this is a job with a salary.  For others it is a pension. For many it is their own business using the concepts of SNAP (Small Niche Area Publishing).

Here’s why self publishing offers such great potential.

Sam Walton… or is it Warren Buffet?  Self publishing is based on three cherished beliefs that two of the wealthiest people in the world, Sam Walton and Warren Buffet, shared.

Buffet and Walton shared several cherished business beliefs that you can gain from a special writing and publishing business that is at its very beginning stage.

Cherished Belief #1:  Small is Beautiful.  Both Sam Walton (Bentonville, Arkansas) and Warren Buffet (Omaha, Nebraska) chose America’s heartland away from the big cities as their homes.  What’s more, Walton chose to do business in these small places as well… building the largest retail operation in the world almost entirely in small towns.

Warren Buffet believes that potential in small towns offers special value.  He believes this so strongly that he has been buying newspapers in small towns.

Over the last few years Berkshire Hathaway purchased 63 small and mid-sized daily and weekly newspapers throughout the United States.

He plans to buy more and says: “I like buying individual papers at the right prices.” 

Buffet stated that Berkshire is not buying big newspapers or more newspaper shares. He is sticking with small publications because he believes in the value of local communities.

Cherished Belief #2:  Community Orientation.

Buffet is not buying big publications but is grabbing up small community focused publications.

His bet is that publications focused on local communities can withstand the shift of readers and advertisers to the Internet.

The individual papers can be really small as 10,000 circulation with tiny staffs.

He said no one has stopped reading “half-way through a story that was about them or their neighbors.”

He also noted, “Berkshire buys for keeps. I’d rather buy newspapers myself directly,” and is seeking papers that publish in cities and towns with a “Sense of  Community.”

From this vision WalMart remains committed not just to expanding the businesses but to improving the communities.

You can enjoy all these benefits through Self publishingbecause small communities can be places, ideas or ideas within places.

The factors that makes publications like this successful are its common interests.  Common interest can be focused on a geographical area or a niche idea that targets a niche of a larger market.  For example, the market for truckers is quite large, but trackers that look after their health is a much smaller niche.  One benefit of SNAP publishing is it surrounds you with people who have a common interest, so your readers are like-minded souls.

Cherished Belief #3:  Seek Good Value.

Sam Walton built one of the largest fortunes in the world… with the simple goals of providing great value and great customer service.  Warren Buffett’s belief is that the essence of value investing is buying stocks at less than their intrinsic value.  The discount is called the “Margin of Safety”.

Both Buffet and Walton shared a vision that small towns ignored by the mainstream offered good value.  You can tap into extra profit potential as a SNAP publisher who helps a small community.

Knowing BOTH successful niche magazine publishers and internet marketing geniuses is important for a reason that Buffet outlined to his publishers when he purchased their papers.  Buffet believes that small newspapers will change and that they serve an important purpose.  He said, “Papers must rethink the industry’s initial response to the Internet as focus on continuing to maintain a strong sense of community“.

His bet is that publications focused on local communities can withstand the shift of readers and advertisers to the Internet.  Buffet has said that giving news away free online is “unsustainable” and has sought papers that publish in cities and towns with a “sense of community.

We have never seen this need for a sense of community as we do know because community creates trust.  As the world has expanded on big is better, the public has lost trust.  We no longer trust big business, big government, big hospitals, big banks, etc.  Yet publications offer nothing if they do not have the reader’s trust.  Internet publishing on the big scale has reduced trust.  Anyone can say anything on the internet and thus internet information is highly suspect.  Publishers who use a small niche to create trust have an advantage.

To begin this introduction let me add one more point and outline the value of what I am about to offer.  A SNAP publication may eventually require $5,000, $10,000 or even $15,000 in start up costs but can make up to $11,835 a month… or more.  That’s value… plain and simple.

Join The International Club for all of 2018 NOW.  Learn how to wrote and publish.  Save $418.78.

Club members start by receiving seven workshops and courses on how to earn everywhere with home micro businesses.  We call this our “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”.   The program contains a series of courses and reports that show ways to earn and be free. These courses and reports are:

  • The course “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Self Publish”
  • The course “Event-Full – How to Earn Conducting Seminars and Tours”
  • The course “International Business Made EZ”
  • Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross
  • The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3
  • The report “How to Raise Money Abroad”
  • Report and MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”

Club members also learn ways to be be healthier and have more energy.   I have created three natural health reports about:

#1: Nutrition

#2: Purification

#3: Exercise

Recent news about Social Security, pensions and health care shows that the US government has excessive debt today and that we as individuals need tactics to make sure, when governments, pensions and insurers weasel out of their promises, that we can take care of ourselves.

One big broken promise is Social Security and Medicare.  The most recent Social Security trustee report shows that the programs will begin to spend more than they earn within just three or four years.   The Medicare hospital-insurance trust fund, could use all its reserves by 2028.  They face insolvency over the next 20 years because Social Security runs totally out of money by 2034.

My three natural health reports help learn ways to be happier, healthier and avoid much of the Western disease management (aka healthcare) expense.

Each report is available for $19.95.  However you’ll receive all three FREE as club member and save $59.85.

Next, club members participate in an intensive program called the Purposeful Investing Course (Pi).  The purpose of Pi is finding value investments that increase safety and profit.  Learn Slow, Worry Free, Good Value Investing.

Stress, worry and fear are three of an investor’s worst enemies.  These destroyers of wealth can create a Behavior Gap, that causes investors to underperform in any market good or bad. The behavior gap is created by natural human responses to fear.  Pi helps create profitable strategies that avoid losses from this gap.

Lessons from Pi are based on the creation and management of numerous Model Portfolios, called Pifolio.

We combine the research of several brilliant mathematicians and money managers with my years of investing experience.

There are no secrets about this portfolio except that these mathematicians ignore the stories from economic news (often created by someone with vested interests) and is based mainly on good math that reveals the truth through financial news.

The Pifolio is a theoretical portfolio of MSCI Country Benchmark Index ETFs that cover all the good value markets using my 50 years of global experience and my study of the analysis of four mathematical investing geniuses (and friends).

This is a complete and continual study of what to do about the movement of international major and emerging stock markets.  I want to share this study throughout the next year with you.

This analysis forms the basis of a Good Value Stock Market Strategy.  The analysis is rational, mathematical and does not worry about short term ups and downs.  This strategy is easy for anyone to follow and use.  Pi reveals the best value markets and provides contacts to managers and analysts and Country Index ETFs so almost anyone can create and follow their own strategy.

The costs are low and this type of ETF is one of the hardest for institutions to cheat.  Expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund.  Little knowledge, time, management or guesswork are required.  The investment is simply a diversified portfolio of good value indices.  Investments in an index are like investments in all the shares of a good value market.

Pi opens insights to numerous long term cycles that most investors miss because they have not been investing long enough to see them.

The Pi subscription is normally $299 per annum but as a club member you receive Pi at no charge and save an additional $299.

There are two more reports I’ll send about the most exciting opportunities I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  The trends are so clear that I created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains in large or even very small amounts (less than $5,000).  There is extra profit potential of at least 50% so the report is worth a lot.

This report sells for $29.95 but when you become an International Club member you’ll receive the report, “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” FREE.

Plus get the $39.99 report, “The Silver Dip 2019” free.

With investors watching global stock markets bounce up and down, many missed two really important profit generating events over the past two years.  The price of silver dipped below $14 an ounce as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).   The second event is that the silver gold ratio hit 80 and has remained near this level, compared to a range of the 230s only two years ago.

These two events are a strong sign to invest in precious metals.

I prepared a special report “Silver Dip 2019” updated in late 2018.   The report explained the exact conditions you need to make leveraged silver & gold speculations that can increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.  The purpose of the report is to share long term lessons about speculating in precious metals gained through 30 years of speculating and investing in gold and silver.

The price of silver may offer special value later in 2019, but the price of platinum is special now.   So I want to send you the report “Platinum Dip 2019”.

Save $418.78… when you become a club member.

Join the International Club and receive:

#1: The $299 “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program including SNAP”.  Free.

#2: The $299 Purposeful investing Course (Pi).   Free.

#3: The $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More”.  Free.

#4: The $39.99 report “Silver Dip 2019”.  Free

#5: The three $19.99 reports “Shamanic Natural Health”.   All three free.

#6: The $39.99 “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere” report.  Free.

#7: Plus updates and other report I release in the year ahead.

These reports, courses and programs would cost $767.78 so the 2018 membership saves $418.78.

The International Club membership is $499. 

To encourage our first 100 members for 2018 to join quickly so we are currently accepting discounted membership at $349. 

Save $418.78.  Join the International Club for $349 and receive all the above online now, plus all reports, course updates and Pi lessons through the rest of 2018 and all of 2019 at no additional fee.

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Nutritional Spin


There must have been some nutritional spin in the USDA nutritional guidelines.  The proposed new guidelines turn many standards that have been accepted as fact by the establishment as fact.   This has to leave us asking, “If the government standards were so far off base before, how can I trust the new ones now?

This is a good question because the answer is you cannot.

USDA food plate

What USDA nutritional standards are changing?

An article at webmd.com entitled “Surprises in Proposed New Dietary Guidelines” (1) shares some of the surprises and tells how the USDA advisory panel’s upcoming “2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans” is turning some conventional thinking on its head.

Caffeine is OK (within reason).  For healthy adults, it’s all right to have up to 400 milligrams a day, or about three to five cups of coffee.  This doesn’t apply to children and teens.

Cholesterol is no longer a villain.  The 2010 guidelines suggested we should limit cholesterol from foods to no more than 300 milligrams daily. (A large egg has about 186 mg of cholesterol.) Experts now say cholesterol is ”not a nutrient of concern,” because cholesterol from foods doesn’t cause higher blood cholesterol levels.

These are just a couple of the surprises.  The reason we cannot trust the end result is because of nutritional spin.  The article, Big Meat Lobby to Attack New Dietary Guidelines (2) gives us a glimpse of nutritional spin when it says:   The powerful meat lobby is planning an all-out offensive in Congress to prevent USDA and HHS from adopting commonsense recommendations as national guidelines.  The North American Meat Institute, national beef and pork associations and other corporate lobbies of the powerful meat industry are seething at the historic new scientific report by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Why historic? Because the committee takes on the meat industry head to head in a scientific report intended to help set five year national guidelines on nutrition and because for the first time, the recommendations take into account the environmental footprint of our food (production) choices.  It is the emphasis on lower red and processed meat consumption that has the meat industry up in arms, particularly so because the Committee integrates environmental impacts in its approach to dietary guidelines.

Why USDA nutritional standards are still questionable.

USDA nutritional standards end up being about more than nutrition.  The nutritional guidelines are not created just by scientific research, but by input from big business.   In other words, take the final guidelines with a grain of salt.  Ugh, maybe not salt.  The guidelines still suggest reducing salt.

Be a little cynical when the government arrives saying, “I am here to help you eat right”.

Two points in the guidelines are good.  One (that big beef has a beef with) is integrating the environmental impact of food.  This is wise, long term thinking.  A healthy food to eat that destroys land or pollutes water isn’t healthy in the long run.  Raising beef is inefficient and hard on the environment.

An article at a Cornell University website entitled “U.S. could feed 800 million people with grain that livestock eat”, (3) sums up the problem.  Here are some excerpts:   From one ecologist’s perspective, the American system of farming grain-fed livestock consumes resources far out of proportion to the yield, accelerates soil erosion, affects world food supply and will be changing in the future. “If all the grain currently fed to livestock in the United States were consumed directly by people, the number of people who could be fed would be nearly 800 million,” David Pimentel, professor of ecology in Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  Animal protein production requires more than eight times as much fossil-fuel energy than production of plant protein while yielding animal protein that is only 1.4 times more nutritious for humans than the comparable amount of plant protein.

Tracking food animal production from the feed trough to the dinner table, Pimentel found broiler chickens to be the most efficient use of fossil energy, and beef, the least. Chicken meat production consumes energy in a 4:1 ratio to protein output; beef cattle production requires an energy input to protein output ratio of 54:1.

Animal agriculture is a leading consumer of water resources in the United States, Pimentel noted. Grain-fed beef production takes 100,000 liters of water for every kilogram of food. Raising broiler chickens takes 3,500 liters of water to make a kilogram of meat. In comparison, soybean production uses 2,000 liters for kilogram of food produced; rice, 1,912; wheat, 900; and potatoes, 500 liters. “

Another point that is clear in the guidelines is the link between excess sugar and weight gain.  The new guidelines suggest keeping added sugars to less than 10% of total calories, or 200 calories from sugar on a 2,000-calorie a day diet.  One teaspoon of sugar has 16 calories,and 13 teaspoons have 208 calories.  That’s still too much sugar, but is some progress.

I recommend reading the Health Watch article, Five Simple Ways to Combat Sugar Cravings (4) that says “Sugar is the most dangerous ingredient in the standard American diet.  Health Watch readers know eating it causes major health problems…like cancer. And it’s not just deadly… It’s addicting. Based on brain scans, it’s as addictive as cocaine according to one 60 Minutes report.

The article shows five simple ways to combat sugar cravings:

1. Get More Protein:
2. Eat a Fatty Snack: Healthy fats help balance your hormones, like serotonin.
3. Use More Spices: Sweet spices like clove and cardamom can help fill the need for something sugary.
4. Drink More Water: Dehydration can bring on sugary urges.

The fifth, I found most interesting. Increase magnesium intake.  The article explains that a magnesium deficiency triggers sugar cravings.  Magnesium helps regulate glucose, insulin, and dopamine levels.  Low magnesium can cause an imbalance of any of these and increase sugar cravings which can make your body want more sugar.

Reduced sugar craving is one more reason to take magnesium.  Merri and I use it when we have any tiredness, aches, pains and to sleep better at night.  We lived and studied for decades with great healers steeped in ancient wisdom on how to have good natural health.  We try to integrate the knowledge we learned in a practical Western way…every day and incorporate our experience into what we write.  To us… wealth and good health are inseparable… integral parts of the whole.

One tip we have shared numerous times is how to use magnesium.

We let delegates and readers know about magnesium because it helps us so much and we hear back from so many others who find magnesium almost miraculous.

Dear Gary, For eight years I suffered sciatica due to a car accident.  A recent newsletter mentioned Merri providing one of your guests magnesium and vitamin B to alleviate a similar problem. I have been using the same supplements for a month. The sciatica is completely healed. Thank you.

Sometimes readers report incredible results and their health gains benefits outweigh the other parts of the course.

Our son-in-law and webmaster, David Cross, wrote:   What turned out to be sciatica rippled spasms of excruciating pain from my lower back down my right leg to my calf, Achilles tendon and toes through day and night. It was agonizing and grated on my nerves worse than toothache. Or childbirth. (Perhaps.)

I tried massage, yoga and a local chiropractor, none of which helped. And I was now starting to take NSAIDs daily just to keep the pain at bay which I didn’t like.

Fortunately, Merri Scott saw me wince as I sat down for dinner one evening at a recent family reunion.

“Sciatica,” I said.

“Try Magnesium. Let me remember what else could work.”

That evening Merri emailed me this note: “B-1, B-12, B-6 – taken by themselves. And all around good B Vitamin complex. To make sure that the B vitamins bind, you need magnesium. I like Natural Calm in crystal form. This means you take it in very warm water before you go to bed and work on it to move up as much as you can and then back off when it causes a runny stool.

“Add these together and you’ve got a permanent release from stress as well as stress buildup, which brings on so many things…such as sciatica. A B-12 shot right into the beginning spot of the pain (usually on the buttocks) will stop the pain instantly but only the continual use of B vitamins plus magnesium will prevent its return.  You don’t need the shot and although I wouldn’t take it, perhaps some would benefit instantly by it.”

I started taking magnesium immediately.  4 days later I woke after a full night’s sleep with no pain.  I’ve continued to take magnesium daily and am now taking B vitamins.

I get the occasional twinge if I’ve been driving for more than a few hours or after a day sitting in my office but the excruciating pain I experienced for weeks has completely passed and I’m amazed at the results this. Thank you, Merri!

David

We use magnesium in two ways. We take a powdered magnesium supplement called “Natural Calm” and is available in most health foods stores.  This is effective but don’t use too much as it can cause diarrhea, plus the fastest way to get any supplement into the body is through the lungs or skin so we use Athlete’s Best Ultra Pure Magnesium Oil.

magnesium

Kris Vigue at Athelete’s best gives a 10% discount (Use coupon GARYSCOTT10) to readers.  You can learn more about magnesium oil here.

Gary

Benefits of Omega 3

Omega 3 is important for longevity and good natural health.

Research has shown that high Omega-3 Index values are related to slow rates of “cellular aging.”

“No nutrient is more important for decreasing cardiovascular death – and more lacking – than omega-3.”  Bernadine Healy, MD  Cardiologist and Past President of American Heart Association  – Past Director of the NIH – Past Director of the Red Cross.

She concludes:   “Before long, your personal Omega-3 Index just could be the new cholesterol – the number you want to brag about.  Omega-3 content in red blood cells is a strong predictor cardiovascular disease.”

Low levels of Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with higher rates of:

* Heart Disease, including:

* Sudden Cardiac Death (Primary Cardiac Arrest)

* Mortality from Congestive Heart Failure

* Mortality after Heart Attack

* 2nd Heart Attack

* 1st Heart Attack in those with High Triglycerides/Low HDL 2nd Stroke Cellular Aging

*  Depression (Major Depressive Disorder) Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease, Inflammation ,Chronic Joint Swelling, Headaches, Prostate cancer.

In the USA and European Union, the average Omega-3 Index is 4-5%.

In Japan, the average diet is high in Omega-3 and the average Omega-3 Index is 9.5%.

In the USA, sudden cardiac death rates are about 20 times HIGHER than they are in Japan.

The importance of measuring your Omega-3 Index:

Omega Chart

In one study, the Omega-3 index was measured in 704 individuals, some were taking fish oil supplementation and some were not. Only 1% of the group not taking fish oil had an Omega-3 Index  of 8%.

However, in the group that was taking fish oil, only 17% had an Omega-3 Index above 8%.

83% of people in the study taking fish oil were NOT getting to goal!!!

Common fish oils don’t always supplement enough Omega 3.

Overall health can improve with a healthy omega index.  Heart disease is one area where omega-3s are known to benefit.  But there is also the fact that a healthy omega score slows down telomere reduction and cellular aging, limits cognitive decline and helps hold off Alzheimer’s and reduces overall inflammation levels in the body (thereby improving joint pain).

Inflammation is considered a major factor in all the diseases of aging and Omega 3 is involved in the process of reducing CRP (C-Reactive Protein) a major inflammation marker.  Omega 3 can help increase levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and lower readings of both triglycerides and PSA scores.

I use Athlete’s Best Omega 3 Supplement because it includes vitamin D, the anti oxidant astaxanthin  and a proprietary anti oxidant blend along with the krill oil and calamarine oil.

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

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

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

Plus this price includes free shipping in the USA.

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

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

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

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

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

omega 3

 

 

(1)  Surprises in Proposed New Dietary Guidelines

(2) US Could Feed 800 Million People With Grain Livestock Eat

(3) Big Meat Lobby to Attack New Dietary Guidelines

(4) Five Simple Ways to Combat Sugar Cravings

Magnificant Magnesium


Do you have aches & pains? Can’t sleep at night?  Try Magnesium. Merri and I have lived and studied for decades with great healers steeped in ancient wisdom on how to have good natural health.  We try to integrate the knowledge we learned in a practical Western way… every day and incorporate our experience into all of our seminars and courses.  To us… wealth and good health are inseparable… integral parts of the whole.

Today we are sharing ideas with 60 of our readers on how to have better lifestyles through investing, writing import  export and living in Ecuador.  One of the tips we’ll provide in the Ecuador shamanic session is magnesium.

magnesium

Order Athlete’s Best magnesium, the magnesium we use, here

We let delegates and readers know about magnesium because it helps us so much and we hear back from some many others who find magnesium almost miraculous.

Dear Gary, For eight years I suffered sciatica due to a car accident.  A recent newsletter mentioned Merri providing one of your guests magnesium and vitamin B to alleviate a similar problem. I have been using the same supplements for a month. The sciatica is completely healed.Thank you.

Sometimes readers report incredible results and their health gain benefits outweigh the other parts of the course.

Our son in law and webmaster David Cross wrote:   What turned out to be sciatica rippled spasms of excruciating pain from my lower back down my right leg to my calf, Achilles tendon and toes through day and night. It was agonizing and grated on my nerves worse than toothache. Or childbirth. (Perhaps.)

I tried massage, yoga and a local chiropractor, none of which helped. And I was now starting to take NSAIDs daily just to keep the pain at bay which I didn’t like.

Fortunately, Merri Scott saw me wince as I sat down for dinner one evening at a recent family reunion.

“Sciatica,” I said.

“Try Magnesium. Let me remember what else could work.”

That evening Merri emailed me this note: “B-1, B-12, B-6 – taken by themselves. And all around good B Vitamin complex. To make sure that the B vitamins bind, you need magnesium. I like Natural Calm in crystal form. This means you take it in very warm water before you go to bed and work on it to move up as much as you can and then back off when it causes a runny stool.

“Add these together and you’ve got a permanent release from stress as well as stress buildup, which brings on so many things…such as sciatica.A B-12 shot right into the beginning spot of the pain (usually on the buttocks) will stop the pain instantly but only the continual use of B vitamins plus magnesium will prevent its return.  You don’t need the shot and although I wouldn’t take it, perhaps some would benefit instantly by it.”

I started taking magnesium immediately.  4 days later I woke after a full night’s sleep with no pain.  I’ve continued to take magnesium daily and am now taking B vitamins.

I get the occasional twinge if I’ve been driving for more than a few hours or after a day sitting in my office but the excruciating pain I experienced for weeks has completely passed and I’m amazed at the results this. Thank you Merri!

David

See why magnesium can eliminate your aches and pains and help balance your natural health at the Magic in Magnesium.

Gary

Essential Oil Deodorant for Natural Health

Here is why I am excited about the essential oil deodorant Merri and I use.

Merri and I lived and worked with this Ecuador Yatchak for seven years.

ecuador shamans

This photo was taken after a purification ceremony at a sacred spring.

One of the main ways this shaman helped restore our health was through purification.  He had us walk in mountain mists.  “The negative ions in the mists attach to free radicals and purify the skin to cleanse us from the inside out,” he said.  Another purification was of our blood.  He fed us herbs, minerals and a low calcium diet.  There was almost no dairy served.  We used watermelons, pineapple and sweats to purify.

One of the most important lessons gained is that the first rule of good purification is “Avoid getting impurities in your body in the first place!”

Everyday living bombards most of us with all types of toxicity, from the air we breath, to the water we drink, even the receipts at the supermarket may be toxic.  Merri and I compensate for this by taking care in what we eat, drink and especially breathe and put on our skin.  The fastest way for any element good or bad to get into the blood stream is via the lungs and the skin.

Now there is a better way to replace a toxin with a purifier.

Since it is difficult for most of us to avoid toxicity in the West, this message looks at a longevity alternative and begins by showing how in the early 2000s, due to strict FDA  regulations, the government has approved a product that may encourage cancer, create dementia, Alzheimer’s and complicate kidney problems.

The FDA issued a final rule which said “over-the-counter (OTC) antiperspirant drug products are generally recognized as safe and effective and not misbranded as part of FDA’s ongoing review of OTC drug products”.  I suspect that part of this ruling was influenced by scientists with the Personal Care Products Council, the trade association that represents the cosmetic and personal care products industry.  They have claimed that “antiperspirants can be used with high confidence of their safety. They’ve been used for many years, and there’s no evidence that suggests a problem“.

Many people use over-the-counter antiperspirant drug products every day because almost everyone does.  That’s the way its seems like it has always been.  Is this wise or simply the massive repetition of an error?  We assume that the FDA exists to protect us, but must ask this question, “How much should we trust?”

The FDA’s claims of safety are not entirely correct, because antiperspirants contain aluminum. 

An article at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment helps clarify the risks of placing aluminum under our arms every day. (2)  This article says of aluminum, a main ingredient in antiperspirants, “What’s it good for in humans? Simple answer: not very much.  Except for possible involvement in some enzymatic reactions, aluminum “has no known function in the human body.”   While there is little or no upside for aluminum in the body, there is a most definite downside: aluminum is a neurotoxin.

The Aluminum Downside

The Duke article (linked below) contains numerous links to a number of negative health effects, including impaired mental and motor function, Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases, and bone diseases.  It points out a number of questions about aluminum’s impact on human health and explains there is not much study on aluminum antiperspirants.  Then it says: So, while the FDA regulates antiperspirants as over-the-counter drugs and deems them safe, it hasn’t based its decision on a large body of work specifically examining these products.  So rather than a stamp of approval, FDA’s aluminum regulation seems more an indication that, given the ubiquitous nature of aluminum, exposure from antiperspirants isn’t believed to be unsafe.”

Antiperspirants and Disease:  It’s the Pits

In other words there’s no definitive answer.  There are links between aluminum and disease, yes.  There is a link to Alzheimer’s, dementia, diminished thinking and cancer but, no study provides specific proof of a direct link between antiperspirants and these problems.

We can see the risks of aluminum more clearly at a different government source, the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. (3)

This agency’s report on aluminum says: Workers who breathe large amounts of aluminum dusts can have lung problems, such as coughing or changes that show up in chest X-rays.  Some workers who breathe aluminum-containing dusts or aluminum fumes have decreased performance in some tests that measure functions of the nervous system.

Some people who have kidney disease store a lot of aluminum in their bodies.  Sometimes, these people developed bone or brain diseases that doctors think were caused by the excess aluminum.

Although aluminum-containing over the counter oral products are considered safe in healthy individuals at recommended doses, some adverse effects have been observed following long-term use in some individuals.

Studies in animals show that the nervous system is a sensitive target of aluminum toxicity.

Then there is the question of  parabens.

A health warning from Mercola.com (4) says:   99% of Breast Cancer Tissue Contained This Everyday Chemical (NOT Aluminum). Recent research found higher concentrations of parabens in the upper quadrants of the breast and axillary area, where antiperspirants are usually applied, suggesting they may contribute to the development of breast cancer.

The data from this latest study, the most extensive examination of parabens in human breast so far published, confirms previous work and raises a number of questions on the entire parabens, personal care product and human health debate, particularly relating to the source and toxicological significance of the paraben esters.

Merri and I have not used antiperspirants for decades.  We eliminate a potential toxicity and use purifying essential oils instead.  F

We mix tea tree with other essential oils in a base of organic jojoba oil and use this under our arms instead.

This essential oil formula acts like a deodorant and helps improve rather than decrease natural health. 

Let me begin by saying that essential oils have not been evaluated by the FDA as cures for any specific illness.  This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease.  It simply a common sense approach to assume that putting organic, all natural essential oils under your arms is better for you then chemical laden deodorants and antiperspirants.

The essential oils in the formula are:

Tea Tree  (Melaleuca alternifolia) – broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity against bacteria, viruses, fungi. (The #1 First Aid Oil for skin infections and tissue issues of all kinds.)

Lavender (Lavandula augustifolia) – antiseptic, antimicrobial, deodorant, anti-inflammatory. This #1 Balancing Oil for the central nervous system is highly antiseptic.  Great for balancing skin bacteria and combating odors.

Lemon (Citrus limonene) – antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial, tonic. The Oil of Sunshine to cleanse our skin, lift our spirits, and combat negative smells. Lemon is an exceptional antiseptic with a joyful aroma.

Geranium (Pelargonium roseum) – deodorant, fungicidal, antiseptic, antibacterial. The Soothing Oil for calming down skin irritations and our nervous system. The rose element in this Geranium is nurturing to our physical and emotional state … our whole sense of well-being.

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) – anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, anti-fungal. An Oil of Antiquity renown for skin and wound care. Used in healing unguents of Ancient Egypt. Also known to instill tranquility and peaceful effects on many levels.

Use a purifier rather than a toxin and save at the same time.

You save first because you can also throw away expensive colognes, perfumes and face cremes as well as deodorants.  You save money as you gain a chance for better health.  Only one or two drops of each oil are required so a bottle goes a long way. One bottle lasts for a couple of months for me.  If you use it for the face as well… obviously it will go faster.

The price is already low, but during the sale the price is less than half that charged for 3 ounces of  women’s DERMAdoctor Total NonScents Brightening Antiperspirant.

More importantly this could offer a lifesaving savings.  According to answers.yahoo, the treatment cost for stage 3 non-hodgkin’s lymphoma can easily exceed $300,000 so cutting off  potential health problems at the pass can really make sense.

Merri and I love the refreshing smell and feel of this spray that eliminates the need for perfume, cologne and antiperspirants that may contain unhealthy chemicals.

Gary

We cleanse internally as well as explained below.

Beyond Chelation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is L-Arginine?

L-Arginine is the biological precursor of nitric oxide.

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

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

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

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

There are many benefits from removing plaque from the body:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vitality Force supports:

* Cardiovascular health

* Healthy immune function

* Anti-aging properties

* Improved energy levels

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

* Increased efficiency of oxygen utilization for energy production

* Enhanced numbers of mitochondria to actually produce energy

The Vitality Force formula includes:

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

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(Click on image to read the label.)

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

The Ultimate Key to Vitality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gary

(1) Is Your Deodorant Drugging you Every Day

(2)  blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/thegreengrok/antiperspirants/

(3)  The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry.

(4)  Dr. Mercola article 99% of Breast Cancer Tissue Contained This Everyday Chemical (NOT Aluminum)

 

More on Longevity


Access to good health care is vital and should be enjoyed by all.  Yet it is not.  It had been a Western birthright… each generation living longer than the last.  Now there are two Americas measured by wealth and health. One is becoming richer and healthier… the other is sliding back in money and well being and the distortions are growing.

A government-sponsored study by Harvard researchers found that life expectancy actually declined in a substantial number of counties from 1983 to 1999, particularly for women.

This growing gap is a concern on many fronts…  but means, that in many parts of the Western world, good health care is only available to an increasingly smaller portion of top earners.  This means we need alternatives to health care costs.

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For several years Merri and I lived and worked with the Taita Yatchak and his apprentices.  We lived as they did, without electricity, hot water or even a roof over our heads at night. We took all the shamanic lessons he taught each day.

One health tip we learned was to eat quinoa for the magnesium it contains.

Before I describe how magnesium can help enhance natural health, let me sum up Western health care… poor results…high costs.  

The article below suggests that this poor combination will probably grow worse.

A Foxnews article by Doug McKelway entitled “Survey Says “Obama’s Health Care Act Partially Increased Costs for Americans” says:  U.S. President Barack Obama singing the Health Care Reform bill in Washington, D.C. 

The signature legislation of the Obama Administration, the Affordable Care Act, came under damaging assault Wednesday from a Kaiser Family Foundation survey that found it has already partially contributed to increasing health care costs.

The Kaiser survey helps to shed some light on why so few employers are hiring, as health care costs for employers are spiraling upwards.

The survey found that insurance premiums rose by 9 percent in 2011. Healthcare costs for a single worker went up on average from $5,049 to $5,429, and for a family, costs rose from $13,770 to $15,073, on average.

The aging of the baby boom generation is also placing a tremendous strain on the health care system, as baby boomers have begun qualifying for Medicare this year. The survey found that with better treatments and drugs, they may live longer than previous generations and impose huge costs on the system as they age.

Health care prices are rising plus the type of health care generally endorsed in the West does not encourage increased intelligence, energy, wellness, vitality and positive energy… which are all requirements for prosperity in a rapidly changing world.

Perhaps we should not depend on the establishment to upgrade our health care.  Many of us need or desire alternatives.

One alternative health care tip is…Magnesium.  Merri and I have lived and studied for decades with great healers steeped in ancient wisdom on how to have good natural health.  We try to integrate the knowledge we learned in a practical Western way… every day and incorporate our experience into all of our seminars and courses.  To us… wealth and good health are inseparable… integral parts of the whole.

Sometimes readers report incredible results and their health gain benefits outweigh the other parts of the course.

For example, our webmaster wrote:   What turned out to be sciatica rippled spasms of excruciating pain from my lower back down my right leg to my calf, Achilles tendon and toes through day and night. It was agonizing and grated on my nerves worse than toothache. Or childbirth. (Perhaps.)

I tried massage, yoga and a local chiropractor, none of which helped. And I was now starting to take NSAIDs daily just to keep the pain at bay which I didn’t like.

Fortunately, Merri saw me wince as I sat down for dinner one evening.

“Sciatica,” I said.

“Try Magnesium. Let me remember what else could work.”

That evening Merri emailed me this note: “B-1, B-12, B-6 – taken by themselves. And all around good B Vitamin complex. To make sure that the B vitamins bind, you need magnesium.  I like Natural Calm in crystal form.  This means you take it in very warm water before you go to bed and work on it to move up as much as you can and then back off when it causes a runny stool.

“Add these together and you’ve got a permanent release from stress as well as stress buildup, which brings on so many things…such as sciatica. A B-12 shot right into the beginning spot of the pain (usually on the buttocks) will stop the pain instantly but only the continual use of B vitamins plus magnesium will prevent its return.  You don’t need the shot and although I wouldn’t take it, perhaps some would benefit instantly by it.”

I started taking this immediately. 4 days later I woke after a full night’s sleep with no pain. I’ve continued to take Natural Calm daily and am now taking B vitamins.

I get the occasional twinge if I’ve been driving for more than a few hours or after a day sitting in my office but the excruciating pain I experienced for weeks has completely passed and I’m amazed at the results this. Thank you Merri!    David

Another with sciatica gave magnesium a try and had great results and shared this note.   Dear Gary, For eight years I suffered sciatica due to a car accident. A recent newsletter mentioned Merri providing information on magnesium and vitamin B to alleviate a similiar problem.  I have been using the same supplements for a month. The sciatica is completely healed. Thank you.
Best Regards

Another wrote:   Happy new year to you. Thanks for the quick response. I have attended your tours, courses, and events because I place a premium on learning and health.  My energy level has increased since the last Mt Dora event and I would not want to go backwards. As always, thanks for your insight and wisdom.

Notes like this make all our efforts so rewarding but there is much more!

 Excerpts from the Magnesium Miracles report says:  A Growing Body of Evidence Suggests  that Magnesium Plays a Pivotal Role in Reducing Cardiovascular Risks and may Be Involved in the Pathogenesis of Diabetes itself. (See a link to the full article below).

By Dr. Jerry L. Nadler

Magnesium improves and helps correct insulin sensitivity, which is the fundamental defect that characterizes pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome and even full-blown diabetes and heart disease.  An intracellular enzyme called tyrosine kinaserequires magnesium to allow insulin to exert its blood-sugar-lowering effects.  In several studies, daily oral magnesium supplementation substantially improved insulin sensitivity by 10 percent and reduced blood sugar by a huge 37 percent.

Improved insulin sensitivity from magnesium replacement can markedly reduce triglyceride levels.  Reduced triglyceride availability, in turn, reduces triglyceride-rich particles, such as very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and small low-density lipoprotein (small LDL), both of which are powerful contributors to heart disease.  Magnesium supplementation can also raise levels of beneficial high-density lipoprotein (HDL).

Merri and I believe in the power of magnesium supplements both oral and transdermal.

Anytime we can’t sleep or are feeling pain we spray on the magnesium so we started looking for a good product we could use and share and convinced our friend Dr. Jim Vigue to add a magnesium spray to this Athlete’s Best supplement line called Athletesbest Ultra Pure Magnesium Oil With Msm

Jim is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and is board certified in alternative medicine and has a Ph.D. in holistic health.

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Jim Vigue

Jim is also a former USA Baseball/Major League Players Association Coach of the Year as well as an award winning author on such diverse subjects as baseball, finance and menopause.  He works with many professional  and non professional athletes and his baseball book spoke out against steroids long before the condemnation  was popular.  Jim’s most successful book has been his book on menopause (and other mid life issues women and their partners face).  He and his son Kris create the Athlete’s Best line of supplements.

He did even better than we asked and created Athlete’s Best™ Ultra Pure Magnesium Oil with MSM

Jim sent this note:  Are you Magnesium Deficient? Can this be a major Health Crisis? Do you suffer from any of the following ?

•    Fatigue
•    Low Energy
•    Irritability
•    Hormonal Imbalance
•    Sleep Issues
•    Constipation
•    Muscle Cramps
•    Hyperactivity
•    Anxiety
•    Poor Memory
•    Headaches
•    Weak Bones
•    Abnormal Heart Rate
•    Central Obesity
•    Stress
•    Insulin Sensitivity

All of these health issues are related to low magnesium. Magnesium plays an important role in the body, being required for more than 300 enzymatic reactions including those involved in the synthesis of fat, protein and nucleic acids, neurological activity, muscular contraction and relaxation, cardiac activity, bone metabolism and cellular energy.

Athlete’s Best™ Ultra Pure Magnesium Oil with MSM is the gold standard for quick and efficient restoration of intracellular magnesium levels. Our formula contains a high concentration of 100% naturally occurring magnesium chloride and other trace minerals, drawn from the ancient Zechstein Sea, and also incorporates the unique synergistic benefits of MSM. As a topical, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) enhances cell membrane permeability and may facilitate more efficient uptake of magnesium ions.

Athlete’s Best™ magnesium is extracted in its 100% raw natural state, unmatched in purity and quality.

Ingredients: Purified Water, 100% naturally occurring Genuine Zechstein® Magnesium Chloride, Trace Minerals, Methylsulfonylmethane(MSM)

FREE OF: Mercury, Lead, Arsenic, Fluoride

Directions For Use: Apply magnesium liberally to arms and legs to ensure a large enough surface area for absorption. Avoid contact with eyes and other sensistive areas. Rub well into skin. Rinse or wipe off after 20 minutes and moisturize. It is normal to experience a slight tingling sensation during the first few uses.
8oz/237ml

Magnesium impacts nearly all of systems of the body due to its cellular and molecular function. As a fundamental ion in the body (a charged particle soluble in water) magnesium is utilized in key chemical reactions on a microscopic level throughout the body’s cells, including its vital role as a co-factor to over 300 enzyme functions, and its role in DNA and RNA stability.
Magnesium functions as a regulator of electrolyte balance, metabolism, and other biochemical reactions.
Magnesium:

•    Is an important factor in muscle relaxation and heart health
•    Allows nerves to send messages in the brain and nervous system
•    Aids and regulates the body’s use of calcium and other minerals
•    Assists in bone and teeth formation
•    Regulates the metabolism of nutrients such as protein, nucleic acids, fats and carbohydrates
•    Regulates cholesterol production and helps modulate insulin sensitivity
•    Assists in energy production, DNA transcription and protein synthesis
•    Maintains the structural health of cell membranes throughout the body

Healthy magnesium levels have been linked to lowered blood pressure, reduced incidence of type II diabetes, emergency migraine treatment, reduced symptoms of asthma, and improved memory.

The Wonders of Magnesium!  It also, restores DHEA levels, reduces stress by blocking the hormone adrenalin, it is an effective antiseptic, lowers pulse rate, reduces headaches, and calms you down in our stressful society. Today with alcohol, poor soil, processed foods, sodas, less sleep, too much coffee and  pharmaceutical drugs,our magnesium levels are lower than ever. Transdermal Magnesium will not build up in your body; your body will only absorb what it needs.

Why include MSM- (sulfur) (methyl sulfonylmethane)?

Our body needs MSM it as much as water.

A dietary sulfur, something our body absolutely needs but doesn’t get enough of. MSM is in all living things and aids in the proper formation of proteins associated with connective tissues, hormones and antibodies.

MSM is extremely volatile- cooking destroys it and plants start to lose it the moment they are picked, so most people are extremely deficient in it.

MSM is needed for the formation of collagen, which makes up over 30% of the protein in our body. Collagen is needed for skin integrity and elasticity.

MSM is also important for hormones, enzymes, antibodies, antioxidants, tissues and body proteins. MSM contributes to healthy hair, nails, skin softness and encourages repair of damaged skin by stimulating production on collagen.

MSM does wonders for scar tissue by helping remove cross-linking in skin protein tissues- meaning it also helps with wrinkles. MSM is often used for muscle and joint pain stopping pain impulses before they reach the brain. It’s made from a naturally produced form of DMSO (dimethyl sulfide).

It increases blood circulation and maintains acid-alkaline balance.

It boosts both natural detoxification.

It boosts immunity by helping the body produce immunoglobulins (antibodies).

MSM & DMSO dissolves inorganic calcium from arteries, heart, lungs.

Difficult internal and external scar tissue and burns can be broken down and repaired with MSM.

It increases the absorption of all food nutrients and supplements taken within 12 hours.

Sulfur causes fat to disperse in the bloodstream preventing fat from clumping in the blood.

Sulfur plays a major role in bile fluid, the brain, connective tissue, hair, liver, nails and skin.

Sulfur is the foundational mineral of all beauty… the best cosmetic in the world.

Sulfur regulates the sodium/potassium electrolyte balance in and out of the cell. This makes the cell more permeable and better able to drive nutrients into, and waste out of the cell.

Sulfur helps relieve pain and inflammation by allowing waste products to be flushed out of the cell. Every time the body removes toxins from the cell, it also removes a sulfur compound that neutralizes the toxin. Therefore, sulfur is a vital mineral in the detoxification process.

Four major amino acids- methionine, cysteine, cystine and taurine depend heavily on sulfur.

It can help relieve constipation.

It helps heal burns and scars.

Hypoglycemia is associated with a deficiency of sulfur at some level.

Sulfur provides elasticity, movement, healing and repair within tissues. Sulfur reduces lactic acid buildup and has the ability to possibly eliminate muscle, leg and back cramps. Adequate sulfur levels in the diet can increase recovery in athletes by 75%.

MSM helps to alleviate pollen and food allergies. MSM neutralizes foreign proteins, such as pollen allergens very fast.

MSM has been shown to reverse arthritic conditions by improving joint flexibility, reducing inflammation, reducing arthritic pain, and by breaking up scar tissue.

MSM lotion almost immediately neutralizes mosquito and insect bites because of its ability to neutralize foreign proteins.

This new Ultra Pure Magnesium Oil with MSM is transdermal or “topical” magnesium.

This is a benefit because topical magnesium:

▪    Is safe, convenient, affordable and effective.

▪    Allows you to maximize the amount you’re getting daily without having to worry about diarrhea, digestion, or swallowing additional pills several times a day.

▪    Is especially helpful with pain and can be applied directly to the trouble area with immediate results, rather than waiting for it to work its way through your GI tract.

The nutrients in the Ultra Pure Magnesium Oil with MSM are able to pass through the porous surface of the skin, and eventually end up in your blood stream.

Topical magnesium takes advantage of the absorptive properties of body’s largest organ, putting it to work for you in the form of a simple spray.

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You can learn more about Magnesium with MSM here.

Gary

Health Matters-Magnesium Plays a Pivotal Role in Reducing Cardiovascular Risks-magnesium replacement can markedly reduce triglyceride levels.