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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

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

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(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