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Don’t Waste Money on Extensive T Boosters

They range from $55 to over $120. Rarely do you see “Formula has been tested and proven safe and effective,” like other products such as Doc Wellness Supplement.

Instead, you see “Ingredients have been proven . . . .” Which ingredients? Do they all work together in a safe way? These do not get addressed at all.

Additionally, few know how to build a safe and effective formula. I have put together a short video clip on this on my YouTube channel. You can access it HERE.

Upon close inspection, there is one thing in common with virtually every testosterone booster on the market. They utilize one – yes ONLY one – major ingredient. The rest are either fillers or dosages are too low to make a difference.

So, why not use this one ingredient. It works. The cost is around $12 and it is safe.

The ingredient in question is Fenugreek or Fenugreek seed. Fenugreek elevates testosterone levels and improved the libido in an effective and safe fashion. Additionally, it has these benefits:

  • Improves digestive problems and lowers cholesterol levels
  • Fenugreek helps with inflammation within the body, such as:
    • Mouth ulcers
    • Boils
    • Bronchitis
    • Infection of the tissues beneath the surface of the skin
  • Improves exercise performance

 

 

Top 4 Memory and Cognitive Enhancing Foods

Nootropics are again becoming a major topic in Natural Medicine and beyond. It started becoming popular in the early 90s, dropped off for a good while and now is re-starting to become popular.

Nootropics are substances which help increase your cognitive functioning. They include herbs, vitamins, amino acids and others. It is a growing and potentially very useful field.

The area that still gets overlooked is food. Yes, we consume it daily (if we are fortunate) and it is still the prime substance to add or detract from our IQ.

Here are the top 4 foods which can enhance the functioning of the brain and cognition in general:

  1. Celery. This contains a substance referred to as  luteolin  Luteolin helps clear “heat” or inflammation in the brain itself. As many people are now aware, inflammation is the major cause of neurodegeneration and overall weakening of both cognition and wellness in general.
  2. Walnuts: A great source of  omega-3 healthy fats plus a good dose of phytosterols and antioxidants. These substances in walnuts help reverse age-related cognitive decline as well as improve memory. Traditionally, walnuts were consumed based on the principle that the if the food consumed looks like a part of the body, it is for that body part. Thus, walnuts, looking like half of the brain, is useful for the brain itself.
  3. Blueberries: All berries, particularly blueberries, are high in antioxidants and phytochemicals. Like the above, these have been associated with improved memory and better ability to learn.
  4. Avocado: Avocado is one of the premier sources of the healthy monounsaturated fat. It also promotes blood flow and reduces the odds of stroke by reducing the chances of blood clots.

What That Ear Crease Means

In acupuncture, there are what is know as “microsystems.” They are basically a part of the body which represents the entire body. There are a number of them including the scalp, stomach, hand, foot and the most useful of all, the ear.

If we played connect-the-dots on the ear, it would look like an upside-down fetus. The lobe area represents the head. The outer rim represents the spine. The guts are found on the inside.

It is that earlobe that is of interest here.

Take a minute and go look at your earlobe, particularly that of your dominant side. (Ex/ Right earlobe if you are right-handed and vice versa.)

Do you see any diagonal lines or creases?

If not, that is good news.

If so, it typically means that you need to go over and above the call of duty to take care of your cardiovascular system. In other words, treat your heart well via nutrition, supplementation and exercise.

In 1973, an article was published in the New England Journal of Medicine which the authors stated what Acupuncture Physicians have known for centuries – that line on the earlobe correlates with cardiovascular disease.

It is by no means a “guarantee” but history and science have proven that the connection exists.

Why risk it? It is a good idea to take care of the heart anyway.

You May Want to Think Twice Before Cooking This Way

With summer just around the corner, many are already starting to dust off and clean the grill. After all, lemonade, watermelon and grilling are just a few of the major activities for this season.

Well, you may want to think twice about the last one.

A recent study showed the following:

The more often you grill beef, chicken or fish the higher your risk of developing high blood pressure.

And we are not done here.

The same goes for cooking meats until they’re well done.

These results were noted from a study done by the Harvard School of Public Health. Various cooking methods were analyzed and results studied in detail.

If you think it was just a few people, sorry to break the news. The scientists studied information from just under 100,000 people.

None of the participants had high blood pressure to any degree. After using this cooking method, elevated blood pressure was noted in over 17% of the participants.

For those who had their meat well done? 15% higher.

The reason is this chemical – heterocyclic amines (HCAs). It is the byproduct of cooking via grilling and seems to be the culprit behind the problem.

 

Obesity and Loss of Taste

Here is an interesting article from  PLOS

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Previous studies have indicated that weight gain can reduce one’s sensitivity to the taste of food, and that this effect can be reversed when the weight is lost again, but it’s been unclear as to how this phenomenon arises. Now a study publishing March 20 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Andrew Kaufman, Robin Dando, and colleagues at Cornell University shows that inflammation, driven by obesity, actually reduces the number of taste buds on the tongues of mice.

A taste bud comprises of approximately 50 to 100 cells of three major types, each with different roles in sensing the five primary tastes (salt, sweet, bitter, sour, and umami). Taste bud cells turn over quickly, with an average lifespan of just 10 days. To explore changes in taste buds in obesity, the authors fed mice either a normal diet made up of 14% fat, or an obesogenic diet containing 58% fat. Perhaps unsurprisingly, after 8 weeks, the mice fed the obesogenic diet weigh about one-third more than those receiving normal chow. But strikingly, the obese mice had about 25% fewer taste buds than the lean mice, with no change in the average size or the distribution of the three cell types within individual buds.

The turnover of taste bud cells normally arises from a balanced combination of programmed cell death (a process known as apoptosis) and generation of new cells from special progenitor cells. However, the researchers observed that the rate of apoptosis increased in obese mice, whereas the number of taste bud progenitor cells in the tongue declined, likely explaining the net decline in the number of taste buds. Mice that were genetically resistant to becoming obese did not show these effects, even when fed a high-fat diet, implying that they are due not to the consumption of fat per se, but rather the accumulation of fatty tissue (adipose).

Obesity is known to be associated with a chronic state of low-grade inflammation, and adipose tissue produces pro-inflammatory cytokines — molecules that serve as signals between cells — including one called TNF-alpha. The authors found that the high-fat diet increased the level of TNF-alpha surrounding the taste buds; however mice that were genetically incapable of making TNF-alpha had no reduction in taste buds, despite gaining weight. Conversely, injecting TNF-alpha directly into the tongue of lean mice led to a reduction in taste buds, despite the low level of body fat.

“These data together suggest that gross adiposity stemming from chronic exposure to a high-fat diet is associated with a low-grade inflammatory response causing a disruption in the balancing mechanisms of taste bud maintenance and renewal,” Dando said. “These results may point to novel therapeutic strategies for alleviating taste dysfunction in obese populations.”

Healing the Gums With This

After the age of 30, typically cavities are not that much of an issue. Gum problems are.

Bleeding from the gums is typically the result of inflammation associated with the build-up of plaque at the gum line This is referred to as gingivitis. Plaque hardens like a stone into tartar,  leading to periodontitis which is a form of gum disease. This is sometimes called “pink toothbrush” due to the bleeding associated with it.

Periodontal disease is a major stress on immunity. This energy is used for clearing inflammation and as a result, other issues can arise due to said stress on the immune system.  Also, open sores in the gums provide an “open” area for blood-borne infections to enter directly into the circulatory system.

What to do?

There are 3 major substances which can go a long way to help healing the gums.

Start with Vitamin C. This will clear infections, inflammation and improve the immune system.

Then add CoQ10. Everything Vitamin C does, CoQ does and probably better.

Finally, the star of the show – the herb, Myrrh.

Myrrh is an outstanding herb which helps to heal any and all types of tissue-related problem. They range from sores that will not heal properly to infections on the surface to, yes you guessed it, healing the gums.

Myrrh can turn around the gum issue quickly and safely.

Myrrh can be found at any health store and is inexpensive.

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