Health Secrets Doctors Don’t Tell or Don’t Know
We have a serious health problem growing in the USA. Surprisingly too many people grow up with little real knowledge about maintaining and protecting their own health.
The problem is getting worse, not better and it is the root problem under the big news about ObamaCare and attempts to reform the current health insurance system in America.
The best solution is the one NOT in the news. How to maintain and protect your own health. Put another way, if you don’t get sick, you do not need a doctor. So, don’t get sick.
If you don’t get sick, you do not need a doctor
So, that is the real point of this article, how to avoid 90% of the countless reasons people get sick in the first place. Do that, and you will not be planning your retirement a block from an emergency care facility. Simple really.
IMPORTANT WARNING: Before you read any further. Please make note of the fact that I am NOT a doctor of anything. I cannot and do not offer you any sort of medical advice here. In fact, if anything this is advice from a real quack… because I can, and I do quack like a duck, often just for the fun of it. So nothing I say here should keep you from consulting a doctor with real letters after his name.
Why Doctors Don’t Tell
So, why don’t doctors tell you how to stay healthy? Well… actually they often do… so let me rephrase the question:
“Why don’t doctors tell you the right way?
Unfortunately, many do not know. They are over-educated in the pharma way to health.
Remember, I am not calling doctors stupid, rather they are often under-educated in true natural health. It’s not really their fault, it’s who’s teaching them and why that points to the real problem.
Look at the colleges’ medical doctors get degrees from, those colleges get millions upon millions from pharma companies, medical machine makers (they give colleges free machines), etc. They do this in exchange for some control over what is taught to your medical doctor.
Okay, I said enough about the problem and I do not plan to delve deeper into any conspiracy theories, etc.
What I have said is enough to stand alone on pure greed, I give a college an expensive cat-scan machine and expect them to use it to teach.
That is what they know, that is what you can expect from the medical community.
Learn a Better Way Here
The reason you are here is to learn a better way to stay healthy. One not taught to doctors, and maybe it is a secret to many doctors, gosh I hope not.
Think I am crazy, pay close attention to the next 10 doctors you meet.
Look close, ask questions and decide for yourself, how healthy are they… above average for their age? Or normal?
It’s a great place to start, then look at their wife and kids, the secretary and any nurses or others in their employ.
They all look like 20 yrs of age and are over 50… you’re in great hands. read no further.
For the rest of you…
Let’s get down to the promise my title made.
9 Secrets to Health
1 – Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2 – Nutritional Yeast
3 – Liquid Aminos
4 – Trace Minerals
5 – Spirulina
6 – Cayenne Pepper
7 – Natural Salt
8 – Natural Sugar
9 – Colloidal Silver
10 – Organic Foods
11 – Quality Filtered Water (a Gallon a Day)
12 – Great Sleep, and rest at the right time(s)
13 – Cut your Dairy by 75%
14 – Cut eating out and prepared foods by 50%
15 – Refuse stress, master relaxation, and focus
16 – Play at least 10% of every day
17 – Cut your meat consumption
18 – Use the Food List
19 – Make exercise part of your routine
20 – Prebiotics & Probiotics | Natural Digestion
** More details on each below
Oops Too Many Secrets
Okay, so I went over with a few extra secrets…
The worst part, your doctor probably knows some or all of these secrets.
In any event, get the first 9 right, and in most cases, you will add 10 years to your life. Likewise, master the first 12 and you’ll add 20 years to your life.
Of course, those that master all 20, can generally expect to live beyond a 100 years of age. **
Number 15 is extremely important because every hour of stress can burn 30 hours of important resources from your body resulting in premature grey hair and other aging factors. Stress kills faster than anything.
Examples: 3 years of stress and take 90 years off your life expectancy. Who wants that?
** To be accurate this estimate (for additional years) must be adjusted. Figure that if you mastered all 16 secrets you would move forward with life from your current age. If your already 50 and failed more than 50% of the secrets for 50 years, instantly abiding all the secrets is not going to guarantee fixing the damage already done in time to extend your life beyond a 100.
A better way to look at is that you already suffered 3 years of stress, so you already cost yourself 90 years of healthy living. Now instantly changing your plan at 50, you need to double down on some things like exercise to make up for the bad years.
If it matters, and you must calculate, you can do the math, start at a 100-year life expectancy, subtract the bad years of stress and poor eating, then add the good years/days at 2x.
Now assume you are going to do it right the rest of your days and take your remaining days time 3x. The balance is what you can expect to accomplish. It’s all about you, and only you can do the math that best fits with your life.
Another bonus tip. If you get all of the rest here, there’s a chance you can go without good regular exercise and still live a long healthy life. But, our bodies were not designed to watch TV, or lay around all day. You need only watch a professional runner or swimmer to see the beauty and perfection that such things bring to the body.
But, what kind of exercise do we need? Do you really need to train for the Olympics? I think not.
Look at it this way, say you were working on a farm, growing your own food, tending to the large garden, cutting your own firewood, tilling your fields, building stuff, fixing stuff like your tractor, etc.
Is this list is a lot of exercises, you can see that right? No need for this guy to go for a run, do situps, etc. At the end of the day, he has exercised every part of his body just doing his daily routine.
But, how about your routine? Did you sit for hours to work? Do you sit for hours watching TV? Do you sit and drive an hour back and forth to work?
So, I am not going to sell you a workout routine. I am going to tell you the obvious… if your not a farmer, or otherwise moving all day long like the farmer. Then you MUST augment your routine to include more activities that stretch and twist, and work every part of your body.
You can choose to augment your routine in any number of ways. Go ahead and follow some workout guide if you like. But for me, the better plan is to get out and do things that make me use my body in natural ways. Even just a great hike is good.
Bonuses To Natural Ways
Continuing from the need for exercise and doing it in natural ways. I want to stress that when you choose to hike, jog, walk and run. These activities, in particular, have another important effect. Your getting better air in your lungs, and more of it than when you sit.
The Eyes have it
Likewise, you need to protect your eyes so they do not degenerate. The key I found in every non-medical book on the topic, use your eyes, exercise them.
So, when your outside doing the fresh air thing, you also need to look around you and inspect your environment.
Pick a flower and inspect a blade of grass. Try hard to look far into the distance and figure out what you are seeing. Read every sign from as far away as you can. Read the labels on shoes, and read every t-shirt from a distance.
All of these things exercise the eyes and lessen the chances of vision problems. In fact, for many, they have reversed eye degeneration with these tricks.
The Finder Points
In the tabs below, I offer more details about each of my recommendations. As always, do your own research, as I am not able to offer you any medical advice, I don’t even have a stethoscope handy.
Let it suffice to say that hundreds of books and research papers have alluded to this secret, I am just exposing it to you.
Think of it as a natural lubricant and solvent in one. It is known to clean the lymphs and that alone could explain a ton of resulting good health.
Some articles with more:
Not widely known, but readily available this is a yummy tasting (cheese or butter like flavor) product that supplies your body with powerful B complex and other nutrients.
Also boosts the kidneys while the body throws off poisons. We love it on popcorn (w/olive oil) in place of butter, and it’s awesome on cottage cheese, eggs, etc.
Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast, often a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is sold commercially as a food product.
It is sold in the form of flakes or as a yellow powder and can be found in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores.
- 11 ways to use nutritional yeast
- Antiviral, Antibacterial Immune-Booster
- The Benefits of Nutritional Yeast Flakes
- It’s Called Nutritional Because
Nutritional yeast has a strong flavor that is described as nutty, cheesy, or creamy, which makes it popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes. It is often used by vegans in place of cheese, for example in mashed and fried potatoes, atop “scrambled” tofu, or as a topping for popcorn.
You know you need Aminos, but where do you get them?
While some foods have them, Liquid Aminos is a direct source that replaces Soy Sauce in flavor. Thus easy to use, tasty and powerful healthy.
These are known as essential amino acids, and they must be obtained from food. Protein in food is broken down into amino acids, which are used by the body for various purposes, including building the type of protein needed to build and maintain muscle tissue.
- A Blast From The Health Food Past
- Clever Ways to Use Liquid Aminos
- Liquid Aminos’ Health Benefits
- Should You Try It?
Ingredients: Bragg Liquid Aminos is not fermented, is Gluten-Free and made from non-GMO soybeans and purified water. It is an excellent alternative for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Bragg Liquid Aminos is.
While you might be more familiar with minerals like iron, zinc, fluoride, and iodine, other trace minerals include copper, selenium, molybdenum, chromium, and manganese.
- Why do we need trace minerals?
- Top 12 Trace Mineral Rich Foods
- Trace Minerals: What They Are
- Trace Minerals – A Good Brand
You need them, they aren’t easy to get in good quantities from foods and they suck in taste, in fact burn your tongue.
We recommend that you put a few drops in the Liquid Aminos and you’ll never tell.
Spirulina represents a biomass of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that can be consumed by humans and other animals.
- Spirulina Benefits: 10+ Proven Reasons
- What exactly is spirulina?
- Nutrition Facts & Health Benefits
- 7 Reasons to Try It
The two species are Arthrospira platensis and A. maxima. Cultivated worldwide, Arthrospira is used as a dietary supplement or whole food. It is also used as a feed supplement in the aquaculture, aquarium, and poultry industries.
Grown around the world from Mexico to Africa to even Hawaii, spirulina is renowned for its intense flavor and even more powerful nutrition profile.
My grandma gets the credit here, she introduced me to this in place of Black Pepper which is bad for you and I love it. Again volumes of materials on the health benefits. Use it abundantly.
When applied topically, cayenne pepper benefits the skin, too. It alleviates pain caused by shingles, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and even as part of a natural remedy for fibromyalgia. The fruit of the capsicum plant contains a chemical called capsaicin.
While advertising or other factors may have convinced you to eat regular or iodized salt, DO NOT USE IT.
Good natural salts are actually important minerals your body needs. Avoiding natural salts is why you need packages of minerals.
I recommend Himalayan Pink Salt, or Real Salt from the Utah mines, quality clean sea salt, etc.
- The Best Type of Natural Salt?
- The Benefits of Himalayan Salt
- 6 Essential Health Benefits of Sea Salt
- Benefits of Unrefined Natural Salt
- Why Salt is Good For You
The fact that obesity and heart disease rates have risen over the last five decades while salt intake has remained the same suggests that if salt intake does affect cardiovascular and overall health, it doesn’t affect it in the way we thought.
Real natural salt is a source of many minerals as well as just sodium and chloride, and there is a biological need for these minerals in specific ratios.
Like it or not, things taste better sweet and sugar is not bad in natural forms. The trick is to get sugar with little or no processing as natural as possible. Organic is best but next would be sun dried plain sugar.
Foods with natural sugar have an important role in the diet of cancer patients and anyone trying to prevent cancer because they provide essential nutrients that keep the body healthy and help prevent disease.
Sugar, in all forms, is a simple carbohydrate that the body converts into glucose and uses for energy. But the effect on the body and your overall health depends on the type of sugar you’re eating, either natural or refined.
- Natural vs. refined sugars
- Glossary of Natural Sugars & Added Sugars
- Is Natural Sugar a Diet Saboteur?
- Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar
- Refined vs. Natural Sugars
Even given their sugar content, fruits and vegetables aren’t likely to prevent weight loss — in fact, they can have the opposite effect. These foods are nutrient-dense, which means they’re low in calories but high in the good stuff. They’re also rich in fiber, so they help keep you feeling full longer
You can call me crazy and believe the crap you hear. But for me, my family and countless friends… life without Silver is life with too many little colds, flues, etc.
So do your own research, make your own silver, save a fortune on health.
- See the Food List
When I was a kid, there was no ORGANIC officially. But like many families and farmers of the day, we just did not use pesticides because they were scary poison stuff we did not want around the farm and garden in the first place.
So, everything we grew was pretty much automatically organic. 50% of what we ate was stuff we or grandma grew. So the food we purchased was from known sources like the dairy farm we drove to for our milk, cheese, and sour cream.
The meat we bought, mostly from the Indian reservation and fed naturally, no regular feeds. A lot of our fruit we grew as well, berries, cherries, plums, apples, etc. we lived in the Northwest mostly.
Today, so many foods are not organic and with this, they have lost some, not all of the vitamin and mineral values that make them good foods. So, it’s a simple deduction, that the more organic the food, the more nutritional value.
The Food List is a newer thinking that adds the dimension of ‘Frequencies’ to the selection of foods you choose to eat. It’s not a wide-spread concept and you may not have encountered it, so we share it because it has served us well for near 20 years.
Roughly 60 percent of the body is made of water. Drinking enough H2O maintains the body’s fluid balance, which helps transport nutrients in the body, regulate body temperature, digest food, and more.
- 12 Unexpected Reasons to Drink
- Benefits of water: Are you getting enough
- 16 Impressive Benefits
- 10 Reasons You Should Drink More
Water is another powerful lubricant and solvent in your body. Without this one, you die. With the wrong water, you die slower. With enough good water you will be healthier, have less pain, live longer and have healthier younger looking skin. Cool?
Water helps your body:
- Keep your temperature normal
- Lubricate and cushion joints
- Protect your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues
- Get rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements
Your body needs more water when you are:
- In hot climates
- More physically active
- Running a fever
- Having diarrhea or vomiting
Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings.
- 11 Surprising Health Benefits of Sleep
- How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?
- Sleep and Rest Can Affect Your Health
- Rest, Relaxation and Exercise
During sleep, most of the body’s systems are in an anabolic state, helping to restore the immune, nervous, skeletal, and muscular systems; these are vital processes that maintain mood, memory, and cognitive function, and play a large role in the function of the endocrine and immune systems.
The diverse purposes and mechanisms of sleep are the subject of substantial ongoing research.
The most pronounced physiological changes in sleep occur in the brain.
This is a simple thing to say and harder to do. Many of us grew up eating dairy products. We love the taste and we use several products from milk and cheese to sour cream.
The problem is, cows have different physical design and their bodies process the milk products in a healthy way. Unfortunately, the human body was not designed to process animal-based milk products.
- 29 Tips To Get Rid Of Dairy
- I Cut Dairy for a Week – What Happened?
- Khloe Kardashian Cut Dairy to Lose Weight
- Should You Cut Dairy From Your Diet?
- 7 Things That Happen
- What Giving Up Dairy Will Do for Your Body
- 22 Expert Tips for Eating Less Dairy
- 6 Things That Happened
As for me, I grew up consuming gallons of milk, pounds of cheese and blocks of real butter direct from the local dairy farm. So giving up these things was near impossible for the first 30 years of my life. But today I can say that I am 25 years past that life and having eliminated 90% of my milk product intake, I feel better than 90% of the people I encounter over 50.
I was raised on what you might call a gentlemen’s ranch. We were too far from the local diner to go there a lot. So we had giant freezers and multiple refrigerators full of food.
Though my mother was a terrible cook, she did not buy packed instant foods like hamburger mixes, instant mac & cheese, etc. So, since I was home alone most of the time after school until 6-7pm I had to feed myself. I learned to cook by looking at the dozens of cookbooks my mother had collected and failed to use.
- What Are Processed Foods
- What’s OK and What to Avoid
- Can Processed Foods Be Part of a Healthy Diet?
- 17 Processed Foods Nutritionists Approve
- 10 of the Best (and Worst) Processed Foods
The point, I never learned to eat from a box. If I wanted something I had to get the ingredients together and make it myself. By the time I was 12, this had me also cooking the dinners 6 nights a week, which was actually ok since it was safe to eat and my mother’s dinner was generally scary stuff.
Using a pun, I cannot stress enough that stress in your life is your worst enemy. So make a point to reduce and even eliminate all forms of stress from your life and live longer.
As noted above, a day of stress and burns 30 days of nutritional resources from your body and worse it’s like putting extra miles on your tires. There are only so many miles in them and sooner or later you run out of miles.
So choose the miles carefully and avoid squealing the tires from stress, it burns the rubber faster.
- What Stress Can Do To Your Body
- Top 10 Anti-Stress Nutrients
- If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You
- 12 Ways to Kill Stress Before Stress Kills You!
- Best To Not Sweat The Small Stuff
- 10 Ways Chronic Stress is Killing
- Nutrients for Stress Management
We live in a stressful world. There are both good stresses and bad stresses. Bad stresses can be overcome by a lifestyle that includes nutrition as a stress reduction pathway. Good stress can replace the pressures and anxieties of life, but only if our minds and bodies are provided the nutrition needed to cope and prevail.
Without the nutritional building blocks for mental and physical health, our stress will overwhelm us.
- Whole foods: reduced cheap carbs: more proteins, fruits, vegetables
- Infusions of superfoods and green diets
- Less cooking: raw foods, stir fry & sauté preparations
- Eliminating microwave preparation
- Supplementation with bioavailable minerals: focus is on complete and viable sources of pure minerals
- Natural foods/organic foods
- Foods from a non-stressed food chain: free-range foods
- Reduced packaging, additives, preservatives
- Reduced trans-fats
- Elimination of refined sugars
- Use of safe herbal products over harsh prescription products
- Complementary healing pathways: detoxification, relaxation, exercise, holistic medicine, and hydrotherapy
** Read More at: California Earth Minerals
But while it feels good to conquer the day, in the end, it just simply feels better — and is more beneficial to your health — to relax.
Practicing relaxation techniques can have many benefits, including:
- Slowing heart rate
- Lowering blood pressure
- Slowing your breathing rate
- Improving digestion
- Maintaining normal blood sugar levels
- Reducing activity of stress hormones
- Increasing blood flow to major muscles
- Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
- Improving concentration and mood
- Improving sleep quality
- Lowering fatigue
- Reducing anger and frustration
- Boosting confidence to handle problems
In general, relaxation techniques involve refocusing your attention on something calming and increasing awareness of your body. It doesn’t matter which relaxation technique you choose. What matters is that you try to practice relaxation regularly to reap its benefits.
This is an extension of the last one. Too much work is a form of stress of the mind and body. We can convince ourselves otherwise but eventually repetitious work only lifestyles result in very early burnout, poor health, and an unhappy life.
Play is not just essential for kids; it can be an important source of relaxation and stimulation for adults as well. Playing with your romantic partner, friends, co-workers, pets, and children is a sure (and fun) way to fuel your imagination, creativity, problem-solving abilities, and emotional well-being.
- The Benefits of Play for Adults
- 5 Health Benefits of Play
- Why a bit of fun is good for you
- 10 Reasons Play Can Make You Healthy
Sometimes the best way to learn a complicated subject is to play with it. That’s why kids often learn computer systems faster than adults; they aren’t afraid to just try stuff out and see what works. Kids don’t fear doing something wrong. If they do, they learn from it and do it differently the next time.
Remember, there are many things you cannot change in life, but if you do not take the time to live your life, ie; to play doing nothing productive… You are stressing your mind and body in ways it was not designed to work.
So while I am not a doctor, take this prescription seriously and go play now. You just read enough and you needed to process anyway.
Okay, this is tougher for many folks because in the USA most people eat meat and are raised eating literally tons of meat. I was no different. But I married a vegetarian and things got complicated.
I needed to work and pay the bills and she simply said hey I don’t know how to cook meats so if you want it, you cook it.
But she does know how to cook, in fact, she knows so many great recipes, that for the first two years I had to beg to get the same meal twice.
I cooked my own or hit Arby’s and Taco Bell, or went out for Salmon. But to be honest she is so good at cooking that by the 7th year I had cut my meat consumption from daily to monthly or about 20 times less meat.
- The benefits of eating less meat
- Healthcare professionals
- Reduce Your Meat Intake and – Stick to It!
- Cutting red meat-for a longer life – Harvard
- How to reduce meat’s cancer threat
So I speak from experience, you do not need the meat in your diet, in fact, I am stronger and heavier than 90% of the men my size.
So you can forget that weak vegetarian look that is all too common. It’s not the lack of meat that makes them pathetic, it’s much more than that, it’s just bad nutrition.
While a duh, it’s important and you must not fail. If you don’t walk, you may not be able to later. Say no more right?
Exercise boosts energy. … Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance.
Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle daily chores.
- 5 of the best exercises you can ever do
- 30-day Gym-Free Fitness Challenge – HOT
- 10 Best Ab Exercises with No Equipment!
- The 4 most important types of exercise
- The secret to better health — exercise
- Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity
- 15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts
- 20-Minute No-Equipment Workout
- The 30-minute workout with no gym
Several years ago now, I was having a great deal of trouble with my digestion. I found that some expensive Probiotics helped and so for a time that was my solution. But at $30 a bottle and using 1-2 a month, it was not a good budgeting solution.
After a while, I thought I would try acidophilus and it also worked at a slightly cheaper cost. Finally, after much experimentation, I found the answer is Dairy-Free Silk Yogurt. Learn more about these yummy products:
- Move Over Yoplait!
- All the good stuff
- Yogurt Reviews + Buying Guide
- Live & Active Culture Yogurt
- Non-dairy yogurt vs. “natural” yogurt
Legumes, like black beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, and lentils, contain prebiotics, not probiotics.” Prebiotics are food ingredients that cannot be digested but do promote the growth of natural bacteria in your tummy. Prebiotic found in legumes include fructo-oligosaccharides and arabinogalactan, both rich in dietary fiber.
I was lucky growing up in a farming and gardening family we ate mostly very fresh quality (pre-organic) foods. Grandma raised the chickens and fed them good fresh organic greens, likewise the Turkey, the Cow, etc.
We had the best of everything in those days.
- Even better, my grandfather was a health nut and insisted we open a health food store and natural bakery when I was 15, so we did in Sacramento, CA;
- From there I married a vegetarian, whose father was a very good doctor. So we had tons of great health information between us to start;
- Add that I consulted dozens of natural Doctors and Chiropractors, and cataloged their best advice.
So, thankfully I got a very early start on great health, and at 58 I forget I am not 30, I feel like I am in my prime, and I see no decline coming.
So the things I share here in this article are real, what I have lived, and from my heart to yours.
There is no cost, no puff for selling you anything. Even the products I mention are not mine, and unlike others, I make no commissions convincing you to buy them.
Best wishes with your journey, and thanks for reading.
Accept all blessings, be excellent to everyone, work hard, live long, prosper, and party often.
“Each of us is a unique strand in the fabric of this reality. The small efforts we make each day, helping each other. Is the foundation for our mutual success, thereby completing the ‘Circle of Life’.” ~Ambassador Rodgers