Virtually everyone I run into is exhausted in the morning...maybe they hit the snooze once or twice before they rush off to the coffee maker, the convient store, or Starbucks for a shot of caffiene. Stressed out and running late, they charge around their house, yelling at their kids, and finally rushing off to work. The drain hits again after lunch - the mid-afternoon slump - affecting their work and productivity points. Again, another caffienated beverage gives them the necessary jolt to make it through the day. Arriving at home, scarfing down something easy and pleasing and sitting down to "finally relax" in front of the TV for a couple of hours. Finally, they are completely exhausted when they finally hit the sack at night.

Do you know anybody like this?

Just Imagine...

Just imagine for a moment if you had unlimited amounts of energy. You woke up at 5 or 6 am excited to start your day. Your able to jump into the daily activities with a fresh step and have more done by 10 am than most have in the course of an entire day.

Your co-workers are amazed at your productivity at work, they wonder how you are able to get so much done, your boss can't help but give you a raise, promotion, and whatever else he/she can do to keep you around. You have more time with your family, with your spiritual pursuits, and with your friends and outside relationships. Your able to take care of all those little projects you have putting off Everyone asks you how you can get so much you are able to balance so much in your life. You tell them one thing....I found the secrets to being Energized 4 Life...and now there is no going back!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Nerve System Function:

1) Spine – Jan 1, 1997 - U of Alberta, CA
Experimental chickens – stimulation of intertransverse lig of 1 seg level led to a FOS protein presence through bilateral areas up diff. segmental levels including major stimulation of sympathetic ganglia.
*Stimulation of mechanoreceptors activates multiple levels and affects autonomic function.*

2) JMPT Jan 2005 - ANS function among individuals with acute musculoskeletal injury
Aberrant neurological input from dysfunctional MS structures creates imbalance in the ANS leading to increased sympathetic tone

3) Nature Immunology- May 2004
Immune & NS maintain extensive communication – including hardwiring of autonomic nerves to lymphoid organs.
What affects the NS affects the IS.

4) Nature Reviews Immunology - April 2006 -(Sternberg)- over 140 references
“The autonomic NS controls immune function and maturation (pediatric) through neural and hormonal routes via the Hypothalamic Pituitary Axis (HPA)”
*Overstimulation of Sympathetic nervous system (SNS) = dec. immune function= greater susceptibility to viral and bacterial infections.
*Understimulation of SNS = lack of immune inhibition = Inc allergic and autoimmune disorders

5) Journal of Leukocyte Biology – June 2006
“Dysregulation of the line of communication between the NS and the IS contributes to disease development and progression.” (Subluxation)

6) Autonomic Neuroscience: Aug 2001 Hiriano & Budgell
“Specific manipulation of the upper cervical levels (C1-2) significantly reduces heart rate and heart rate variability compared to sham adjustments.”

Adjustments fire high threshold mechanoreceptors resulting in (-) the sympathetic NS and proper regulation of the autonomic NS

7) European Spine Journal: July 27th 2005 Dr. Panjabi (world’s leading biomechanic expert: The gold standard)
“Ligament Subfailure Injuries Lead to Muscle Control Dysfunction”
A single macrotrauma or repetitive microtrauma injures mechanoreceptors (MR) altering neurological input and consequently creating instable neuromuscular control and corrupted muscle response patterns that continuate (positive feedback cycle) this cycle leading to increased inflammation and increased sympathetic tone (and pain perception) which vasoconstricts blood vessels traveling to various organs, tissues, and cells and inhibits the innate immune response.

a) Injured MR (brings it closer to threshold)
b) Altered neurological input (inc. summation)
c) Corrupted muscle response (inc. tension and inc. SNS tone as well)
d) Inc. tissue damage
e) Inc. inflammation – inc. sympathetic tone – dec. immunity and cell, tissue, organ function.

8) Clinical Neurophysiology, Feb 2007: 118:2
“Spinal dysfunction alters the balance of afferent input to the CNS and this altered afferent input may lead to maladaptive neural plastic changes in the CNS…spinal manipulation of dysfunctional joints may modify transmission of neuronal circuitries not only at a spinal level but at a cortical level, and possibly also deeper brain structures such as the basal ganglia.”

9) Journal of Human Hypertension, March 2, 2007
“Minor misalignment of the atlas vertebra can potentially injure, impair, compress and/or compromise brainstem neural pathways.” Pt’s in study – had no neck pain – saw systolic BP drop 17mm, Diastolic 10mm sustainable over 8 weeks with 0 adverse affects. – Specific adjustments of atlas lower BP – Pilot Study

10) Journal of Neuroscience, Aug 2007, 27(31)
“There is a strong direct neck muscle afferent projection to the medulla oblongata where fibers terminate in the external cuneate nucleus (accessory cuneate nuc) and the intermediate nucleus of the medulla. The cervico-sympathetic reflex appears to originate from MS in the suboccipital muscle group... Chiropractic manipulations of the C1 vertebra alters the length of the suboccipitals affecting afferent input.”

MS afferents (suboccipitals) – Nucleus Intermedius of Medulla – Nucleus Tractus Solitarius (major autonomic integratory center)– Dorsal Motor Nuclues of Vagus – parasympathetic efferents to all viscera.

This study indicates that specific chiropractic adjustments of the atlas vertebrae have a powerful affect on all of the viscera.


The mission of God’s inborn intelligence within the human body is to maintain the material of the body of a living thing in active organization” Dr. Ralph W. Stephenson

What is the difference between life and death?

If you cut your finger, what eventually happens to it? It heals.
If you cut a fresh corpse, that weighs exactly the same as it did a second ago when it was a living, breathing human being, would it heal? No.

So the major difference between life and death is the presence of a powerful healing force that is all together weightless.

With some of the latest discoveries in quantum physics and molecular biology, it has been shown that we are much more than a large grouping of random molecules. Instead, it has been shown that we are better described as a river of flowing energy. Our bodies have been naturally designed to harness a powerful electrical current that is well structured and organized in form. This energy stream is vital for all life and function.

The primary structure that controls and coordinates the electrical stream of life is the brain. The brain is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the body. It contains the blueprint, the formula for strong, healthy, high-energy lifestyle that according to the latest Harvard research, should last for 120-130 years. Our creator has implanted the most amazing system that communicates billions of messages from the brain down through the spinal cord and into the periphery in a split-second’s time. This brilliant system of neural connections we call the nervous system. Life is all about moving, adapting, and recreating to mirror the demands of our environment. The ability of our body to run this electrical current of information through various pathways as mediated by the Central Nervous System is what makes up our life experience.

In the earliest stages of development brain and spinal cord are the first organs to form. Once they arrive, they branch out and penetrate all the other areas of the embryo, bringing an electrical network that communicates the highly specific message of growth and maturation to every cell in the body. This system coordinates every function in our body and adapts us to the ever-changing demands of our society with the best of its ability.

No matter how bad off our condition may be, we are not pronounced dead until the nervous system activity within our brain shuts down. Nervous system flow is the beginning of life, and it’s decline marks the end of life. Most importantly though, the level of health and function of our nervous system plays an enormous role in our quality and expression of life.


Your body, which is composed of 100 trillion cells, is quite remarkable. It is naturally programmed to heal your body. In the matter of a second:

You eliminate 10 million old cells
You rebuild 10 million new cells
Each one of these cells takes part in over 100,000 chemical reactions

Your body is naturally designed to rebuild cells with a strong, resistant structure to protect the 3.2 billion nucleic acids that make up the genes in 1 cell. Disease begins to form when your body no longer recognizes what constitutes a healthy cell with a DNA structure that will last 120 strong and healthy years from a denatured piece of DNA that is programmed for cancer, heart disease, and an early death.

This alteration in function comes about in 2 ways:
1) Deficiency
– in nerve supply, proper nutrients, movement, oxygen, positive thoughts, and quality rest
2) Toxicity – overabundance of physical, mental, and spiritual stresses.

In order to be Energized 4 Life, we must:
1) Maximize our Healing Ability – take stress of the brain/spinal cord
2) Clear up the lifestyle issues that are creating the deficiencies/toxicities.

Drugs and surgeries will never heal your body. They are only useful in emergency situations, like a serious trauma, where they help provide a more stable environment for your body to do it’s job – and heal itself.

The Heart of the Matter:

Think about your heart for a minute. While you are busy focusing on what you are going to do today, your heart is working a miracle in your body. Your heart pumps out 2 gallons of blood every minute and 100 gallons every hour. It beats over 100,000 times in the course of a day, 40 million times in a year, and over 3 billion times in an average liftetime. All the while, your breathing, digesting your food, and pumping out various hormones without ever consciously thinking about it.

Consider this: The brain processes 400 billion bits of information every second. Out of these 400 billion bits – we are conscious of just 2,000 bits. If we are to base our health on how we feel, then we are missing the boat. We are settling for a sliver of the health picture.

Have you ever known anyone that felt great and then all of a sudden dropped dead of a heart attack? It happens numerous times everyday. People without any obvious signs or symptoms of heart trouble, clear medical tests, 0 diagnoses, all of a sudden bow out with a massive heart attack.

Have you ever known anyone that developed cancer? Before the diagnosis came, how did they feel? Terrific!

Science has shown that it takes an average of 10-15 years for most cancers to develop before the best medical test can pick it up. Too Late. By this point, you are already sick! A better measure would be to look at how you are healing. Since the brain and spinal cord control and coordinate all the healing in the body, that is the best place to look.

The 2 most valuable, uninvasive, and cost-effective methods for analyzing the body’s nerve function to see the measure of their healing ability are:
1) Insight Millennia – Thermal scan coupled with an Electromyography study.
2) X-ray –Particularly of the side of the neck – to examine the degree of Cervical curve, Atlas position, and Forward Head Posture

When the UPS is shipping something fragile and expensive, what do they do? They put protective layers of cardboard and Styrofoam around it, to reduce trauma and potential damage to the item. In a similar, but much more sophisticated manner, the body has put a protective seal of bones, ligaments, tendons, and 6 layers of muscle around the brain and spinal cord in an attempt to keep it stable and erect at all times.

Common Sense: Protect what is most vital!

New research has shown that before we initiate any sort of movement, simple or complex, the brain has already seen the intended motion six times and fires down to contract the spinal stabilizing muscles (the core musculature) before any other movement takes place.

Unfortunately, just as the fragile shipping items can get damaged under improper conditions no matter how well they are packaged, the same is true for our spinal cord and nervous system. Most people understand that car accidents, falls, traumatic births, and the crazy stunt’s many of us take part in during our rather forgetful teenage years obviously threaten the stability of this system. But we are forgetting the many subtle, yet destructive habits we all take part in regularly. These include:

· Poor posture
· Repetitive Motions
· Shallow breathing habits
· Chronic Dehydration
· Toxic eating habits
· Emotional stress - fear, worry, doubt, anger, frustration, depression, and unforgiveness.
· Prescription and over-the-counter medications

As we face a continual onslaught of these conditions, we experience damage to our nervous system, which is referred to as “subluxation.” Subluxations interfere with the flow of life energy, limiting our ability to successfully adapt and modify our internal environment to reflect our external environment. As we go about our lives without getting these subluxations corrected, we experience more damage, leading to further degeneration and poorer quality of life.

Consider this:

Have you ever tried to explain something to somebody when they weren’t really paying attention? What is the end result... they miss out on the message and you end up exerting more frustration, energy, and stress to get through to them.

The same is true for our body, when there are subluxations present in the body, we must expend a greater amount of energy for even the most basic tasks. This inefficient use of our energy leads to toxic buildup within cells and tissues, decreasing our function, which can often be experienced as chronic fatigue, pain, and further stress to our organ systems.

Subluxations may not show obvious clinical signs and symptoms right away, but the level of functionality and adaptability of our body is certainly decreased. For example, in many degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, the clinical diagnosis not made until 80-90% of the neurons in the critical areas of the brain are already destroyed. By this point there is not much left to work with, and the prognosis is not very good.

Fortunately, the chiropractic profession (in particular – wellness based chiropractors) has many specialized diagnostic methods to analyze and evaluate the health of the nervous system well before major damage occurs. Once the doctor has extensively reviewed the analysis they will create a care plan to gently and specifically remove and eliminate subluxations and restore maximal nervous system function to the body.

In order to maintain maximal nerve system function, we must minimize as many of the toxic stresses and instead take part in life enhancing activities. This is where the entire Energized 4 Life package comes in. When we choose to reduce/eliminate medication usage, unnecessary surgery, and toxic food, air, and water consumption and instead seek wellness based chiropractic care, eat quality, unrefined foods from the earth, get regular exercise, and take part in peace and mission-centered thoughts and activities throughout the day we create greater stability and ease of flow for the life energy that sustains us.

The integration of information from our nervous system is essential to every thought, action, and activity you or I will ever take part in throughout our lives. When we are experiencing maximal nerve supply throughout our body, we will have greater ease and comfort in life as we successfully adapt to the ever-changing demands our often hostile environment places upon us. Because of this simple, yet highly misunderstood fact, maximal nerve supply should be the chief aim in life for ourselves, our loved ones, and world we live in.

Everyone deserves to mature in the direction of their dreams, everyone deserves to experience the amazing benefits that come with free and clear flow of life energy, and everyone deserves to lie at their highest level. Maximal nerve supply through regular chiropractic care and the Energized 4 Life lifestyle is the answer.

Friday, January 4, 2008


The human body is built in such a way that allows it to function and adapt to a gravity controlled atmosphere. Because gravity is a consistent force, our body has developed an optimal structure and alignment of bone, ligament, and muscle to most efficiently experience this environment. This mechanical advantage is based on the proper curvatures in our spine and symmetrical alignment of our hips, shoulders, and head.

Some of the most mechanically resilient structures in the world are based on the use of equilateral triangles. The Egyptians for example, used a series of equilateral (30,60,90 degree) triangles to construct their monumental pyramids. The human spine is constructed in the same way. This mechanical advantage allows our body to function at extremely high level.

The nervous system controls all other systems and relates the individual to his or her environment” Gray’s Anatomy 29th edition

Posture plays a powerfully intimate role in our health and well-being. Postural distortions cause our body to inefficiently utilize more energy to stabilize and control the various functions. The brain and spinal cord – the chief controlling network of the body is most vulnerable to any sort of postural distortion. When the skull or spinal column is out of place it puts increased pressure and aberrant forces on the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. This pressure and damage to the nervous system is called subluxation. The subluxation process leads to dangerous levels of toxic buildup and degeneration throughout the body. Symptoms may not arise during the early stages but as the damage progresses they manifest in the form of many of the major health disturbances our society is experiencing. Spinal/muscular pain, digestive disturbances, cardiac and respiratory dysfunction, headaches, and high blood pressure are just a few of the many altered biological functions created by faulty posture and subluxation.

Recent estimates show that most of our population is currently experiencing postural distortions. This is clearly evidenced in the millions who are suffering needlessly from arthritic and chronic pain conditions that are linked strongly to abnormal postures, repetitive motions and ergonomic skills. However, millions more are not experiencing disturbing symptoms but are nonetheless degenerating at accelerated rates due to uneven posture and stress loads.
When we experience postural distortions, we are no longer able to adapt to the demands of our environment in the most optimal way. Dr. Norman Sheally and a group of medical doctors and Ph D’s did an extensive review of the impact of posture on health. They found that “posture affects all human function from breathing to thinking.” The most significant influences were upon respiration, oxygenation, and sympathetic function. In fact, postural distortions have been shown to reduce respiratory function by 30%. Less oxygen = environment for disease progression. The authors concluded that “Inefficient posture and resultant poor breathing habits eventually lead to pathological dysfunction.” On the other hand, it is also stated that true health and “the highest levels of human efficiency and function are absolutely dependent upon maximally efficient posture and breathing habits.”

Forward Head syndrome is the most common and destructive postural distortion. It is estimated that 80-90% of our society has some degree of forward head syndrome. People develop forward head when there spinal curvatures weaken and distort causing their head to shift forward. The ligaments become deformed and develop rigid scar tissue to prevent the head from falling off the shoulders. The head and neck extensor muscles shorten and become hypertonic to maintain the normal eye righting reflex (keeping your eyes level with the field). This process locks the unwanted position in place and makes it very difficult to reverse. Even worse, this syndrome causes the spinal cord to be stretched and squeezed. This pressure results in pathological tension that leads to sickness and disease in our vital organs.

Rene Cailliet, the Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation @ University of Southern California, published a report in 1987 after extensive research was performed on Forward Head Syndrome. What Dr. Cailliet found was that Forward Head Syndrome:

1) Begins with a loss of the cervical curve
2) Can add up to an additional 30lbs of pressure on the spine.
3) Causes abnormal motion in the cervical spine reducing endorphin producing ability.
4) Lack of endorphins causes an increased sensation of pain.
5) Depletes lung capacity by as much as 30% - causing heart, lung, and vascular disorders
6) Causes a disruption in the normal flow of our GI tract causing constipation and toxic buildup in our body
7) Leads to compensatory postural deviations in the spine that cause further disruption to health and function.

The only proven way to correct Forward Head Syndrome is by:
1) Correcting the position of the skull
2) Adjusting the cervical vertebra back to their optimal position through specific chiropractic adjustments.
3) Rehabilitating the essential stability muscles in the back and shoulders
4) Correcting the compensatory postural deviations through specific chiropractic adjustments and neurologically specific rehabilitative procedures.

Chiropractors are the only health professionals trained to correct subluxations like Forward Head Syndrome through scientifically specific and gentle series of adjustments. The adjustments restore maximal nerve supply, bringing harmony back to the body. Then a series of stretches and exercises are given to maintain healthy spine and posture between chiropractic check-ups. Much like brushing your teeth to maintain dental hygiene, we need to continuously maintain awareness of our spine and postural hygiene.

*The most important aspect of health is the establishment and maintenance of maximum nerve supply*

Posture Tips:
1) Sign up today for a chiropractic exam
2) Be aware of your posture at all times
3) Sit up tall – belly tucked in, shoulders back, and chin up
4) Utilize the headrest in your vehicle – tuck your chin and press your head back against the headrest. Hold while breathing for 10-15 sec. – do 10 reps every time you get into your car.
5) Perform spinal hygiene exercises 2-3x per day.


1. Sheally N, Lennon B.M., Cady R, Matta W, Cox R, Simpson W. Postural and Respiratory Modulation of Autonomic Function, Pain, and Health. AJPM 1994; 4:1, 36-39.

2. Cailliet R, Gross L. Rejuvenation Strategy. New York: Doubleday Co. 1987

Nutritional Myths


Just like many of you, I had numerous nicknames growing up. Some were positive ad cool…most were funny rips on my name and personality. With a last name like Jockers – you can just imagine what a group of kids could come up with. Among the many nicknames branded to me was one which dealt with my personal character…“Mr. Gullible.” Everybody and anybody could get a joke, a dollar, or a prank off on me. My friends would start telling the most ridiculous story and I’d be right with them believing every bit of it until they finally smacked me in the face at the end with a well-placed “not.”

What could I say; I grew up in a household that taught the importance of truth. I have always felt a deep pain when I’ve told a lie as if my heart was being pulled out of my chest. I figured it was the same for I just naturally assumed people were telling me the truth. I always gave the benefit of the doubt and still do today. However, at 25 years young I have been around the block a few more times and I have a much better view of how to judge, research, and think for myself when I come across anything that has an affect on my life.

When it comes to healthy living…for a while I, like many of you, trusted the FDA and the large food companies to tell me what is healthy and what is not. Finally, I had an awakening that changed my life and showed me what is really taking place. Now, I have dedicated my life to providing you with the information and encouragement you need to have a similar transformation and truly step into the life of your dreams.

As many of you who are reading this probably know by now, we have all been lied to by the mass media for a good bit of time. Unfortunately, there are a lot of politics behind government mandates and food guide strategies. The food industry giants, such as the dairy farms, Kelloggs, General Mills, Nabisco, Nestle, etc. have a lot at stake when it comes to these national guidelines. Even in government matters (maybe I should say especially in government matters) money, power, and leverage talk a big game.

These large industry heads have the money, the power, and the comfy friends in the top spots. They fund much of the research that goes into forming new nutritional guidelines and amazingly the new nutritional mandates and propaganda always seem to be in their favor.

This is another reason why you can’t trust the government, a corporation, an insurance company or even a group of research scientists with your health and well-being. You must be informed and educated on all of these matters so that you can take the appropriate action in your personal life.

In this series, I am going to discuss the 7 biggest nutritional myths common to the mainstream model and how they are destroying our health and well-being and then finally what you can do to live outside of the mainstream model and into a new model of maximized living.


Most people are familiar with some of the negative affects of sugar on our body, but most still believe that starchy complex carbohydrates like grains, potatoes, etc. are very healthy and should make up the bulk of our meals. This is a common myth that makes up the cornerstone of the food guide pyramid, the low-fat, diabetic, heart disease, and many of the vegetarian diets.

On average, our blood stream needs about a teaspoon of sugar traveling through it at all times. This is a delicate balance that must be maintained at all times. Too much sugar will cause tissue destruction and toxification in our system. Our body has a very sensitive buffering system to monitor our blood sugar levels. When our blood sugar rises to high, the beta cells in our pancreas releases a hormone called insulin to put the sugar into the cells.

The cells of our body must also maintain a certain degree of osmolarity and thus can only handle so much sugar at a time. Once our immediate muscle and liver cells are filled…insulin begins to pack the fat cells in order to buffer the blood stream and store energy for the future.

An influx of sugar raises our blood sugar with a quick spike. This causes our pancreas to work hard in order to produce enough insulin to clear the blood stream. Our body was built to effectively perform this process on occasion. If we are faced with a continual onslaught of sugar levels on a daily basis…our cells, beginning with our muscles and organs begin to become less sensitive to insulin. Fat cells are the last to lose their sensitivity to insulin and thus they end up picking up the sugar traveling through our system. This causes an obvious unhealthy increase in body fat percentage. Overtime, this process forces the pancreas to produce excess insulin in order to do a simple task. If uncontrolled, this extreme stress on the pancreas will cause the beta cells to burn out…rendering them useless and disenabling our bodies from controlling blood sugar levels.

The reason our body begins to become insensitive to the insulin has to do with their own delicate osmolar balance. As glucose moves into the cell it is followed by water. With an abundance of glucose and water the cells begin to swell. In order to protect themselves from exploding…the cells begin to adapt to be less sensitive to the insulin. To better understand this…imagine I yelled in your face several times a day…before long you would start to adapt and become less sensitive to this…so I would have to yell louder and make my antics more dramatic to get your attention. Before long, I would run out of energy and burn out completely.

Although our society piles sugar into the body like no other…most people are at least somewhat aware that refined sugar is unhealthy and leads to weight gain and diabetes. However, most people are unaware that all carbohydrate other than fiber ultimately breaks down into the same end product (glucose) that sugar does. So our body must go through the same insulin producing process to clear the blood stream and save the body. The difference between the simple sugars found in processed food, candy, fruit, etc. and the complex starchy carbohydrates are the speed in which the glucose molecule is produced in the body.

Simple sugars break down immediately into glucose causing a rampant spike in blood sugar and insulin, whereas complex carbohydrates break down slower causing a gradual but more lasting rise in blood sugar. Because of this slower more sustained increase in blood sugar, nutritionists for years have been recommending diets high in these complex carbohydrates. Although it is better to have a slower rise in blood sugar and insulin levels, nevertheless, insulin levels are still increased causing the same chronic adaptations from on the cellular level. In addition, the latest science is showing a myriad of issues involved with chronically high blood sugar and insulin levels. These problems include:

1) Extra sugar in our blood stream begins to attach onto traveling protein molecules causing a reshaping of their structure – resulting in altered function. These molecules, named Advanced Glycolytic Enzymes (AGE’s), have a strong affinity for damaging tissues leading to increased wear-and tear and hastened biological aging as the name applies.

2) Sugar is the primary food source for bacteria, parasites, and various other pathogens. In addition, Insulin has an immunosuppressive function, (this is because its purpose is to funnel energy towards cellular uptake, thus other functions such as immune regulation are compromised) leading to increased vulnerability for sickness and disease.

3) Insulin in the blood stream has a powerful inhibitory affect on our ability to burn fat. Thus, as long as we have insulin flowing through our blood stream…we are not burning our peak levels of fat.

4) Insulin is the regulator to the critical enzyme associated with arachadonic acid formation. Arachadonic acid is a cellular prostaglandin associated with inflammatory properties. In response to the inflammation, our body naturally produces more cholesterol, to which insulin is also responsible.

So it can be denoted that by controlling our blood sugar and insulin levels through good nutrition and exercise we will become more efficient fat burners, helping us to decrease the extra pounds, reduce inflammation, cholesterol, and tissue damage associated with biological aging. In addition, we will have a stronger more vibrant immune system making us less susceptible to infection, sickness, and disease. Sound good enough to skip the bread at your next meal?


We live in a society that is scared to death of fat and fat based products. It amazes me how everybody no matter how little they know about health and nutrition…seems to be absolutely convinced they need to avoid fat. This fat phobia is partially to blame for the onslaught of degenerative disease.

Your body depends on fat for nearly every major function in the body. The 3 major systems of the body: the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems are all heavily dependent on a proper fatty acid ratio. There are several critical things that you must know about fats. First, they are essential to cellular integrity as it forms the phospholipids bilayer on the cell membrane. Without a strong, stable, but fluid lipid membrane you become less responsive to the chemical signaling that maintains the coordination of the body as a whole. In addition, your cells lack a strong military front making them vulnerable to bacterial, viral, or parasitic invasion and destruction. Finally, fat is the prime building block behind man of the hormones we produce.

Due to diet and lifestyle, most people in our society suffer from a poor fatty acid ratio. This has created a physiological mess in our bodies:
Less responsive to the hormone Insulin – over time = Diabetes
Less responsive to brain neurotransmitters like Serotonin & Dopamine = depression, mood swings, fibromyalgia, chronic pain & fatigue, movement disorders (Parkinson’s), etc.
Decreased or imbalanced sex hormone production = menstrual cramps, post-menapausal issues, osteoporosis, etc.
Decreased cellular immunity = infection, auto-immunity, cancer.

As you can see…everything in our body depends on a proper fatty-acid ratio.


One more commonly misunderstood aspect about nutrition is that fat, not carbohydrate, is our best source of energy. With fat we can create 9kcal’s of energy as opposed to 4kcals for protein or carbohydrate. This makes fat the most efficient fuel source while we are living, breathing, and working at a low intensity.

As we switch our normal eating habits from a mixed or low fat diet to a high healthy fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate lifestyle our body takes on some natural adaptations. First, as our body becomes more accustomed to use fat as its primary energy source we naturally adapt and become a more efficient fat burner. In addition, since our carbohydrate levels are low, insulin is low. Remember, insulin inhibits our ability to burn fat…so if your insulin levels are low, that switch is no longer on and we are free to burn fat. So the body adapts and at rest, we are now burning a greater percentage of fat than someone who is on a mixed diet. Second, because our body naturally stores toxins in the fat cells…we are able to free those and work them through our system and out of our bodies. This advantage allows us to produce energy and utilize nutrients in a much more efficient manner.


Our society has convinced us that saturated fat is the devil and that polyunsaturated fats are much better for us. There is a partial truth to this…but for the most part you can throw it out as another big, fat, ugly lie.

First off, both saturated and unsaturated fats are naturally produced and found in abundance in our local environments. Our bodies depend on both saturated and polyunsaturated fats to create the necessary combination of stability and fluidity in the cell membrane layer. In addition, hormone and energy production are dependent on our consumption of both. So these naturally produced fats are meant to be consumed on a regular basis.

I’m sure by now most everybody in this culture has heard of trans-fats and their harmful affects on our body. These fats are produced when we put unsaturated fats under extreme heat in order to give products a longer shelf life. Thus, they are a food manufacturers dream as they increase profits by keeping products longer and reducing the necessary expense of food spoilage. Unfortunately, they are loaded with toxic byproducts that contaminate our bodies. The basic principle here is that trans-fats are not found anywhere in nature, they are entirely man-made. Therefore, as all man-made food, they are poison. On a cellular level, the trans-fats accumulate on the cell membrane layer creating rigidity and inhibiting the necessary flexibility needed for the cellular communication process. In addition, the free radical byproducts they carry and produce cause serious tissue damage and inflammation in the body.

Nutritional Rule: If you want to live in pain, develop sickness, disease, and die an early death…by all means eat Trans-fats! Isn’t this what everybody else seems to be doing – with the same disastrous results? If you want to live a powerful and productive life – avoid trans-fat like the plague!

Today, many foods are being marketed as having 0 GRAMS OF TRANS-FAT…however they still contain small amounts of trans-fat. This is a legal loophole to trick you the consumer. You have to read the labels…if something has hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils it has trans-fat making it a highly potent poison to the body.

An essential fat is a certain fatty acid structure that our body depends upon for survival and cannot produce on its own. There are two types of essential fats…omega 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids. Both must be consumed in a proportional ratio to each other. Our early ancestors who survived mostly on wild game, fish, vegetables, and occasional fruits, had somewhere around a 1:1 – 1:4 ratio of omega 3 to 6. This ratio has much to do with mankind’s continual development from cave man to business man.

Today’s society is completely different. Technology has allowed us to produce vegetable oils in abundance. Switching over from the saturated animal fats to these new, now inexpensive vegetable oils was once heralded as a triumph over heart disease. However, we know today that this has been anything but the truth. Many of these vegetable oils are coming from plants that we were not meant to eat in abundance. In order to make 1 ounce of corn oil we need to amounts of corn. This is much different than the natural born olives, avocados, coconuts, as well as other nuts and seeds that have a natural proportion of fatty acids and were meant to be consumed for our primary fat sources.

The commonly used vegetable oils such as corn, soy, safflower, cottonseed, canola, sesame, grape seed, and peanut are some of the most toxic things you can put in your body. First off, they are the most heavily processed, pesticide ridden and genetically modified crops in the world. This automatically puts them into the food by man list – a surprise, huh. Second, they are very disproportionate in their essential fat ratio’s. For example, corn oil has a 58:1 ratio of omega 6:3. Some of the others are even worse. So even if you were to buy these oils organically they are still toxic due to their disproportionate fatty acid ratios.

Because these toxic fats are cheap to make…in fact, our trusty government actually subsidizes farmers to produce corn and soy, they are used everywhere. So in our society today, we have an omega 6 epidemic. Omega 6 is the precursor to arachadonic acid which is a cellular prostaglandin associated with inflammation. This is a prime factor behind the heavy inflammation that is associated with nearly every degenerative disease known to man. As well, the poor fatty acid ratio affects our hormone production, our cellular integrity, and immune function.

The counter to these omega 6 fatty acids are the omega 3 fatty acids, which are the precursors to ALA, EPA, & DHA which function to counter the affects of omega 6 and reduce inflammation, as well as a variety of other essential functions. Due to these opposing functions of omega 6 and 3, it is necessary that we consume them in the proper proportion.


Most people in our society are absolutely convinced that cholesterol and saturated fat are the mother of all evil when it comes to nutrition and good health. The drug companies have utilized and propogated this mis-information to their benefit. Statin drugs, such as Lipitor, Zocor, and Crestor among others are used to control cholesterol levels. These are among the biggest on the market in terms of sales and profits. Over 13 million Americans are currently taking them for heart disease related conditions. Meanwhile, the drug companies are working hard to make these statin drugs “healthy lifestyle” supplements by lowering the standard cholesterol levels to open the access for another 23 million prescriptions to be written. Some of the drug reps and scientists are actually making claims that virtually everyone should be on a cholesterol lowering drug throughout their life.

Can excess cholesterol cause problems in our body? Absolutely, but the over-generalization that ingested cholesterol is responsible for heart disease couldn’t be further from the truth!!

By now, most people who have ever picked up an article about health, regardless of the publication, or just tuned into the evening news have heard the term “good cholesterol,” and “bad cholesterol.” But nobody is asking the essential questions, namely;

Why would our body produce bad cholesterol?

Our liver is constantly making cholesterol to carry out a wide array of essential functions in our body. Cholesterol is a precursor to the steroid sex hormones like testosterone and progesterone. Low-Density Lipoproteins (LDL’s), commonly referred to as “bad cholesterol,” and High Density Lipoproteins (HDL’s), the “good cholesterol” are composed of the same protein core with fatty acids surrounding them. The difference in structure between the two is that HDL’s have a greater % of weight coming from the protein core, while LDL’s contain more fat.

There is a specific reason for this structural makeup. LDL’s are produced by the liver in an effort to bring fat soluable vitamins and phospholipids to the individual cell membranes. In addition, the cholesterol molecule forms an essential aspect of the cell membrane formation. Cholesterol acts a sort of stabilizing glue in your cell membrane making it less deformable and permeable to water and invading organisms. Cell membranes are optimally made up of fluid polyunsaturated fats connected to a stabilizing pillar of saturated fat and/or cholesterol. This structure gives the membrane a flexible layer for protein receptors to imbed into and express their unique shapes while providing the strength and stability to maintain organization.

A strong membrane is vital to health at the cellular level. If the membrane is weakened and not effectively replaced it becomes susceptible to invading organisms like viruses and bacteria. In addition, a membrane with poor integrity becomes loses its ability to effectively host protein receptors making the cell less sensitive to hormone and neurotransmitter messages sent down from the chief executive officer (the brain and spinal cord).

Whenever we are subject to tissue damage our liver creates more cholesterol to repair the injured cells with a new and stronger cell membrane layer. The more inflammation we are subject too, the more tissue damage results, and thus the more cholesterol will circulate. This is the law of adaptation at work. The more unstable a certain structure becomes – our body adapts to increase tensile strength and security. Thus, we naturally are going to increase our LDL counts in order to combat the toxic inflammatory stresses with more fat soluble vitamins and increased stability at the membrane layer.

HDL is the cholesterol structure that brings the remaining cholesterol and fat byproducts back to the liver. In circumstances where there are an increase in inflammatory reactions throughout our body, we naturally use up more of the cholesterol products in the reparation process. Thus, if our body is subject to high levels of inflammation, our liver should appropriately respond to produce more LDL’s. Since all the cholesterol is needed at the membrane, there is less HDL in circulation.
The body is doing all it can to combat the inflammatory conditions and produce stronger, more stable tissues. In this effort, cholesterol is really the hero. High LDL’s and low HDL’s is a healthy response to an unhealthy underlying condition – heavy inflammation- in our body. Unfortunately, another bad side effect of inflammatory conditions is the oxidation of cholesterol molecules, deforming their structure and creating plaque buildup in the arterial endothelial walls. If this process goes on long enough, we will eventually develop atherosclerosis and heart disease.

The real question that must be addressed is: “What is causing the inflammation?”

As I explained earlier, the inflammatory conditions are being caused by numerous conditions. The most predominant nutritional factors include high sugar, trans-fat, and omega 6 fatty acid consumption. Eating in this manner leads to a toxic, acidic environment within our blood stream, elevated insulin levels, a disproportionate omega 3-6 ratio, a weakened cell membrane layer, and excessive tissue damaging free radical formation. Other factors that lead to excess inflammation include forward-head posture and chronic subluxations, smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, and excessive emotional stress.

Statin drugs come along and interfere with the liver enzymes involved in producing cholesterol causing a decrease in cholesterol while doing nothing to address the inflammation. These drugs treat a symptom, high cholesterol, and leave our bodies vulnerable to even worse tissue melt-down. That is why, although these drugs do lower cholesterol levels, they do not decrease your risk of heart disease. On top of this, they damage your liver and can severely increase your risk of liver failure.

When we address the cellular inflammation in our bodies, we will naturally reduce our cholesterol levels. Our body no longer needs high circulating cholesterol because there is less cellular damage taking place. Here, we address the cause of the problem- inflammation- and the body naturally rids itself of the symptom.

How should I regulate my consumption of saturated fat and cholesterol?

Cholesterol only comes into our body through animal products. Coconut, palm, and other tropical oils will not raise your cholesterol levels. Although these plants are loaded with saturated fats, they are highly beneficial medium chain saturated fats that our body immediately consumes for fuel. These fats, particularly mystic, lauric, and capric acids are highly beneficial to the body. They are known to strengthen the immune system against virus and fungus, lubricate the joints, protect the skin, and increase thyroid function and metabolic rate. Coconut products are absolute super-foods and should be a staple in everybody’s nutritional plan.

Cholesterol and long chain saturated fats (animal products) should be monitored but not restricted. Most people feel as if they must limit their red-meat intake, but animals in a similar manner as ourselves, have fat and cholesterol levels that are in relation to their health. Animals raised in natural, peaceful environments where they can graise on grass are much healthier than grain-fed animals who are stuck in a feed lot. Grass-fed meat and dairy products are more alkaline due to the alkaline diet the animal is eating and high in essential fats as well as healthy monounsaturated fats. This is the kind of food your body does well on. Meanwhile, grain-fed meat, particularly red-meat, is highly acidic and loaded with saturated fat, cholesterol, and a disproportionate omega 3-6 ratio (many more 6 than 3). Regular consumption of grain-fed meats will create an acidic environment in your body and cause inflammation, leading to a myriad of symptoms such as arthritic pain, weight gain, high cholesterol, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc.


There are many people out in society that believe that a high protein diet is the best way to build muscle and burn fat. Although you will burn some fat and build muscle by eating a high protein diet along with a good exercise program…it is not a healthy, sustainable method of living. In fact, it can be quite dangerous.

First, protein can be broken down into sugar just like carbohydrate can. Our body only utilizes the amount of protein it needs for cellular repair…no matter how much protein you eat. So if your body is dependent on 75 grams of protein for its normal repair today and you happen to take in 100 grams, your body will not use the extra 25 for repair, but instead it will convert the protein into glucose and either burn it for energy or store it as fat.

So the extra protein will be turned into glucose at some point which will raise blood sugar and increase insulin levels. In addition, if our body is deprived of carbohydrate and fat we will need to attain more glucose from our protein stores for energy. So our body adapts and upregulates the transaminase enzymes that turn protein into glucose. This is not such a problem during the day as long as we are eating enough protein. However, while we are sleeping our body must dig into its energy stores for fuel. If our body is used to a particular method of fuel delivery, which in this case is transaminating protein into glucose, than it will turn to that mode. On a high healthy fat diet, out body goes right to the fat stores. But if our body is a sugar burner (high carb or high protein diet) than we need to produce glucose, which cannot be done through fat. This means that while we sleep our body, instead of dipping into its fat stores, is actually pulling stored protein from our muscle and bone in order to provide the energy to stay alive.

So, over time a high protein diet can have the same catabolic affect as a high carbohydrate diet, resulting in heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, and the a list of the numerous other degenerative diseases.

In addition, proteins are large groups of nitrogen containing amino acids. When protein is broken down, these nitrogen atoms get sent off to the kidney to filter and produce urea which is then excreted in urine. In excess proportion, the abundance of nitrogen can add considerable stress to the kidney’s as they work to filter out the urea. If the kidneys are stressed it can lead to filtration issues, toxicity, high blood pressure, decreased pH regulation, and various other problems.


For years, many of the “nutritional experts” have said that the nutrient and health value of conventionally grown and raised fruit, vegetables, and meat is just as good as organic. Most of these nutritional experts, however, were only evaluating the macronutrient value for these foods. Their evaluations concluded correctly that conventional and organic products have roughly the same level of carbohydrates, protein, and fat.

However, as our science has progressed, we have begun to realize just how essential it is to buy organic. Research shown that organic produce has around 20% more nutrient value in the form of vitamins and trace minerals essential to health and well-being, In addition, a new nutritional vocabulary has been introduced over the last 20 years with words such as phytonutrients, and classifications like bioflavinoids, polyphenols, etc. These tiny particles are structured differently than typical vitamins and minerals, and thus have their own classification, have a symbiotic relationship with the rest of the vegetable that exponentially magnifies its nutritional properties. Organic products have been shown to have a significantly greater proportion of these powerful molecules.

Even more important than what you are gaining from going organic is what you are avoiding. The abundance of pesticide, herbicide, fungicides, anti-biotic, and artificial hormone usage on mainstream farms is out of control. Recent reports have suggested that 15 or more chemicals are now sprayed on a typical crop during its harvest seasons. The Environmental Protection agency reported that 60% of all herbicides, 90% of all fungicides, and 30% of all insecticides are carcinogenic. This toxic residue implants itself in the crop and is very challenging to wash off. Once inside your body, it has devastating effects…leaving you vulnerable to a host of different disease processes.

Farm animals are being raised in inhumane conditions, jammed into tight quarters with barely any room to move. They are stuck in a pile of death, decay, and defamation with no way to get out. They are pumped full of hormones and cheap grain (they were never designed to eat)to increase their size for slaughter. Naturally, what happens to us when we are subject to chaotically stressful circumstances, we’re eating poorly, and unable to exercise and breath fresh air? Our immune system shuts down and we get sick.

So what is man’s solution? More artificial answers. Anti-biotics are delivered to these animals in record number to reduce infections that are primarily caused by the hazardous environment they are subject too. This overuse of anti-biotics is partially responsible for the morphology of new strains of anti-biotic resistant bacteria and pathogens. We are literally destroying our habitat with chemicals, mercilessly torturing our fellow creation, and altering the DNA pool of the earth. This is the result when we think more about today and our appetite for money, power, and control with little regard to the consequences of tomorrow.

“Some people think they are doing what is right, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 14:12

You see, here is the dilemma, God made everything in perfect accordance, but than man comes in and tries to increase their production and profits by manipulating the earth with excessive planting, pesticides, herbicides, and in the case of animal products, antibiotics, and hormones in abundance. This has left us with food that should be healthy – however it is depleted of nutrients, and loaded with chemicals and other biotoxins.

By choosing natural, organic products, you not only reduce toxic consumption and provide a megadose of essential nutrients but you make the most important stand of your life. You are standing for what is right! You are standing for a system that works in harmony with nature and God’s intention…as opposed to a system that is bent on manipulating and destroying God’s creation for profit with no regard for the earth, it’s legacy, and it’s inhabitants. Choose organic, yeah it’s more expensive and harder to come by, but it’s the sacrifice that makes it worthwhile. Who ever said it was easy to stand for what is right? It certainly was not Christ or the disciples, not MLK, not Mother Teresa. In fact, every great movement that elevated man kind began with some extreme sacrifices by the originating pioneers. The least you can do is carry on their calling by taking notice and caring for nature with your voice and choice.



People in our society today are obsessed with supplements. The traditional thinking is that we are not getting enough nutrients with our daily lifestyle and thus we are need of multivitamins and specific isolated nutrients to provide the boost. Although there is some clinical value in consuming multi-vitamins and isolated nutrients like Vitamin C, Zinc, and the various protein powders, for the most part you are wasting your money.

Most of these products are synthetically derived, meaning that they were produced in a laboratory with a design model that is similar in function to the specific nutrient they are trying to replicate. This brings us back to the original debate – Food By God vs. Food By Man. Although you always assumed that the various supplements and “replacement foods” in the health food section of your local grocery store were healthy, the truth is they are anything but.

First off, these are body was designed to ingest and absorb natural food products in their whole form. When something that is not in an original naturally created form enters our body, we have trouble identifying and utilizing it. It is as if somebody were giving you the greatest advice in the world, but it was in Chinese. No matter how amazing the advice and the intention behind it may have been, nonetheless it was viritually useless to you who couldn’t identify a word or meaning behind it.

In similar fashion, our chemists have identified and isolated a whole food component called Vitamin C, for example, and then found a way of matching its exact structure. Everything in nature, including our bodies and the natural foods we eat work in a synchronized, holistic fashion. When we break something down to its individual part – it loses the synchronizing agents that magnify its effect. In addition, the model structure depends on preserving agents that are again synthetically processed. So now we are bringing two or more molecules that are not in their original form into our bodies. This accounts for a bunch of garbaldy gook to our bodies who have no idea what the purpose of the supplemental molecule is.

There is a natural law that states that if our body can’t recognize and utilize something it becomes a toxin as long as it remains within. So our body does its best to get rid of the supplement through the urine and feces. This explains why our urine is neon yellow after ingesting synthetic supplements. Think about that the next time you pay $10 for a bottle of vitamin C. Outside of their natural form, these amazing nutrients must be processed and preserved artificially, leading to decreased absorption and a toxic surplus within our body. So what you thought was healthy is actually quite the contrary as it puts added burden on your primary detoxifying organs: the liver and kidneys.

This is why I only recommend whole-food supplements. Whole-food supplements are nutrients that are in their natural form. These supplements consist of natural plants and other foods that are ground up and concentrated in a condensed form. An example of such is green food powder, which consists of ground up broccoli, spinach, kale, and various other leafy greens, grasses, enzymes, and probiotics.

Top 3 Whole-Food Supplements of Choice:

1) Greens Powder: Green vegetables are an essential source of chlorophyll, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals. Essential nutrients that your body needs and relies on. The RDA for vegetable intake is 3-5 servings a day, which is far lower than what your body truly needs to be in a thriving state. Most people in our society are not taking in even the very conservative limit set by the USDA. The green powders provide the necessary nutrient intake to live vibrant and alive all in a condensed form that can easily be put in a shake or glass of water.

a. Garden of Life – Perfect Food
b. Green Vibrance – Green Mix
c. Inner Light – Greens Mix

2) Essential Oil Mix: 2 Critical fats that cannot be produced in the body, therefore must be taken in through diet, and are vital to life are of the omega 3 and omega 6 groups. Most people in our society are far deficient in these essential fats. With the heavy use of cheap, inferior vegetable oils our omega 6: omega 3 ratio, which should optimally be 3:1, is around 15:1. This has been an important contributing factor in the breakdown of our health and well-being However, new research has shown that supplementing only the omega 3 variety can produce ill health in a large group of the population. I recommend taking an essential fat mix or combining an oil that is high in the omega 6 – GLA – with an omega 3 flax/fish oil. GLA, which is essential to healthy skin, hair, nails, and immune function, is not in the cheap oils common to our culture. Therefore, although most people have plenty of omega 6 in their diet, they are nevertheless deficient in GLA. The best sources of GLA are borage, evening primrose, and hemp oil. I recommend hemp due to the fact that it is one of the best all-round oils for your body with the optimal 3:1 (6:3) ratio for sustaining optimal function. In addition, during the winter time, I highly recommend a Cod Liver Oil for the Vitamin D we are missing by not being in the sun.
a. Udo’s Choice Blend w/DHA (vegetarian mix of essential oils)

b. Nordic Naturals/Carlson’s – Fish Oil (Omega 3 or Cod Liver Oil)

c. Manitoba Harvest hemp oil

3) Alkalized H20 Mix: As I mentioned above, alkalizing your H20 is one of the best ways to improve your health and pursue optimal pH balance. Jupiter Water Systems has a great reputation for providing sustainable and cost effective alkaline water systems for the house. In addition, Inner Light offers some great products full of natural osmotically active colloids that can be added to water or other foods to optimize hydration and alkalinity.
a) JupitorWater Systems

  • b) Inner Light: pHlavor – an alkalizing seasoning of mineral salts in an easy to use spray bottle.
  • c) Inner Light: Prime pH – Recommended dosage will instantly boost your H20 up to an alkalizing 10.5.



I remember watching the movie Dick Tracy. I was about 6 years old and it was the hot movie on the market. One of the distinctly recall watching one of the characters getting thrown into a large pool of acid. The character screamed as the acid literally boiled the skin right off of his body. It seemed like the worst human experience you could possibly have. From then on, my brothers and I would always play games where we were trying to avoid imaginary acid pits or torturing the prisoners of war in our GI Joe games by dipping them in an imaginary pool of acid. The thought of the word just makes me squirm…definitely not something I ever want to experience.

However, most everybody in our society today is creating an acidic pool within their bodies. The foods you eat and the liquids you drink have a dramatic affect on the pH regulation of your body. Recent research has shown that human cells are meant to flourish in a relatively alkaline internal environment. An acidic temperament promotes the formation of inflammation that leads to sickness and disease in our bodies. When our inner terrain becomes acidic we are literally burning ourself to death from the inside-out!

A good example of this is cholesterol as we explained in our nutritional myths. Our body naturally increases its cholesterol levels in response to tissue inflammation. This mechanism allows the damaged cell membrane layers to rebuild their walls and stay strong. It is the continual onslaught of inflammation that ends up damaging the traveling cholesterol molecules and altering their structure. Once damaged, the cholesterol becomes a sticky plaque that will easily lodge into the crevice of a blood vessel and with enough support from other inflammatory damaged molecules dramatically affect the rate and rhythm of blood flow.

The typical mainstream diet and lifestyle is full of acidic food and activity. All processed food, meat products, dairy, and grains are acidic in nature. Alkalizing foods on the other hand, take on a green color. By realigning with the slightly basic internal environment we were created to have (7.365 – ideal blood pH) along with maximal nerve system supply throughout our body we are able to restore health and vitality to our 50 trillion cells. Some of the best alkalizing foods include avocados, tomatoes, various grasses (wheat grass, barley grass, oat grass, alfalfa grass, etc), sprouts, cabbage, celery, and spinach among others.

Obviously, most Americans, even those who believe they are eating “healthy,” do not consume these foods often enough throughout the day. Because of this, I do recommend a green mix with condensed amounts of the various grasses and vegetables in a powder form for regular use. A green mix isn’t necessary if you have the time to cook and or juice a couple pounds of vegetables on a daily basis. This isn’t feasible for many of us living in the fast paced American lifestyle. A green mix is the quickest and easiest way to assure yourself that you are eating enough life-giving vegetables on a regular basis.

Dr. Robert Young, in his books pH Miracle and Sick & Tired, dicusses how high-altitude mountainous cultures such as the Hunzas in Pakistan and the Vilcabambians of Southern Equador have been some of the healthiest, longest lived people in the world Many have lived over 120 years, even up to 150 long, strong, and vibrant years. One of the unique things about these people has to do with their water supply. Most of their water comes into the villages from snow melt where it picked up highly alkaline minerals in the natural colloidal form as it passed through the mountains on its way down to the villages. Therefore, the water these vibrant cultures were consuming contained an alkaline pH. Based on this notion, alkalized water is one of the best ways of regaining your pH balance.



In order to efficiently run the numerous and intricate network of systems that make up the human body, each of our fifty trillion cells needs quality nutrients that cannot be processed by the body alone, but must be consumed through our diet. In our society, many people survive for quite a while on food that has been stripped of much of its life-giving nutrients, such as pizza, French fries, donuts, danishes, and twinkies. They wash a trash collection of food down with sugar-laden, chemically driven, and highly addictive soft drinks and frappachinos. When ingested, these foods are hardly recognized by the body, which nevertheless does its best to utilize whatever it can. This lifestyle creates a toxic surplus that leads to a breakdown in nervous system communication, and loss of health.

The human body is very much a reflection of the earth in that we are both primarily made up of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen in comparable proportions. All natural, organic fruit, vegetables, grains, and properly nourished animals are made from similar raw materials. In addition, people, plants, and animals are supposed to till the ground, work the fields, and maintain the cycles of life that keep the earth strong. This can be compared to the enzymes, hormones, and good bacteria that function internally to maintain a thriving organism; whether it be plant, animal, or human.

The same life force that created and expresses itself through you is doing the same with the apple tree in the backyard, the cow on the farm down the road, and the collard greens in your garden. With this comparison made it should be reasonable to see how the body has been formed to function best on naturally formed, life-invoking foods. We call this “Food by God,” as opposed to unnatural, man-manipulated, lifeless food we call “Food by Man.”

Many people value food as a physical commodity, believing that it impacts the physical aspects of one’s life alone. With this mindset they view the result of healthy eating as merely a physical benefit. The equation becomes: eat well = thin = healthy. This is not a correct assumption. There are many unhealthy people who happen to carry a thin frame.

Health is not found in a dress or pant size, a pill, a diet, or an exercise program.

Thinking in this manner leads us to jump at the next gimmick diet or weight loss scheme. Unfortunately, many of these diets are based on lifeless/bioengineered food by man that is made in an effort to trick/manipulate the body into thinking it is real and useable. Some of the other trendy diets are based on avoiding whole food groups. Still other nutritional plans that are more well-balanced and natural are often times surrounded by unreal expectations and strict guidelines. This soon results in a yo-yo effect in which the participant not only loses quality of life during the process but ultimately gains all the weight back and often times much more.

This mindset fails to value the life forming benefits of food by God and their systemic affects on our stress/peace management, our pain thresholds, our mood/mindset, and our overall quality of life. The human body is continually replacing all of its cells through the nutrients and life force that is provided. Therefore, what you eat and absorb today, will become your physical makeup tomorrow. If you want healthy, strong, and vibrant cells than you must eat healthy, strong, and vibrant food. There is no other way around it.

Health can only be found through a focused and purposeful pursuit of the Maximized Living Lifestyle

You don’t need another diet or weight loss plan… instead you need a lifestyle that works in harmony with the creative power that made you. This is what we call the Maximized Living Lifestyle. The real key to nutritional health is in what we call the “un-diet.” The un-diet is based on a principle-centered lifestyle. The un-diet focuses on a steady transition from Food by Man to Food by God. So begin at your own pace to remove the disease forming food by man and replace it with the life-enhancing food by God. Over the course of time, food by God is the primary fuel – providing the essential cellular building blocks while food by man is used in limited amounts to which the body can eliminate without a toxic surplus. You slowly replace the pizza, French fries, donuts, danishes, soft drinks, and coffee with fresh organic fruits, vegetables, meats, whole nourishing grains, clean, refreshing water, and herbal teas.

Essential Concepts:

Food By God vs. Food By Man:

Here are the 2 real food groups that matter. One is produced naturally, through the power of the sun, earth, and water…whereas the other is processed, refined, cooked, fried, and laden with chemicals, additives, and preservatives. Food by Man is usually more cost-effective, more convenient, has a longer shelf-life, and fulfills the sugar addicts craving. – and therefore it has gained a ton of popularity. With this has come a rapid increase in every disease known to man.

You see, here is the dilemma, God has made everything in perfect accordance, but man comes along and thinks he needs to alter it to make it better. He throws things into a chemical lab, completely rearranging the natural structure, thinking he can trick the body with flavor, texture, and all the other similarities of real food. However, once it gets to the digestive track; our body has no idea what to do with it and it ends up producing a pathway of destruction as it migrates through the body.

On the other hand, God specifically created certain plants and animals for the purpose of bringing beauty and life to the earth and essential nourishment and pleasure for man. Notice that in the bible, God created all of the life giving plants on the 3rd day, the sun and stars on the 4th day, water, oceans, and fish on the 5th day, and all the animals on the 6th day before he created man. Do you think there was a reason for this? Yes, God knows exactly what we need to survive – the sun, earth, water, and food. God has provided us with everything we need in the right and perfect structure, form, and allotment.

Man, seemingly has had a tough time understanding this universal principle. I get a laugh every time I look through some of the latest health and nutrition research. Scientists are constantly amazed at how natural foods seem to reduce our risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid issues, depression, Alzeihmer’s and every other form of disease known to man. If they only opened up their bible, or took a walk in the forest, they would understand this principle of life. We spend all of this time, and $ researching health and nutrition only to find out the most obvious solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

God through the wondrous works of nature needs no help – just no interference.

Ask yourself, would you rather trust a chemist in a laboratory or the Creator of Life. Would you succumb to the promises of a scientist, food manufacturer, or government (FDA) official over the Word of God.

Our best science is not in how we can manipulate and alter creation, but instead how we can better understand and work in harmony with God’s natural principle

Live natural, breath natural, eat natural, drink natural, dream natural and live out the 120 bold and beautiful years you were naturally intended for.

FOOD BY MAN: General Rule – if you can’t pronounce it or identify it – neither can your body – making it a highly potent poison in your body.
1) Artificial sweetners, flavor additives, preservatives, texturizers, and colors
2) Anything pasteurized, homogenized, hydrolyzed, hydrogenated, or partially hydrogenated
3) Conventional meat and dairy products, & farmed fish


Virtually everyone I run into is exhausted in the morning...maybe they hit the snooze once or twice before they rush off to the coffee maker, the convient store, or Starbucks for a shot of caffiene. Stressed out and running late, they charge around their house, yelling at their kids, and finally rushing off to work. The drain hits again after lunch - the mid-afternoon slump - affecting their work and productivity points. Again, another caffienated beverage gives them the necessary jolt to make it through the day. Arriving at home, scarfing down something easy and pleasing and sitting down to "finally relax" in front of the TV for a couple of hours. Finally, they are completely exhausted when they finally hit the sack at night.

Do you know anybody like this?

Just Imagine...

Just imagine for a moment if you had unlimited amounts of energy. You woke up at 5 or 6 am excited to start your day. Your able to jump into the daily activities with a fresh step and have more done by 10 am than most have in the course of an entire day.

Your co-workers are amazed at your productivity at work, they wonder how you are able to get so much done, your boss can't help but give you a raise, promotion, and whatever else he/she can do to keep you around. You have more time with your family, with your spiritual pursuits, and with your friends and outside relationships. Your able to take care of all those little projects you have putting off Everyone asks you how you can get so much you are able to balance so much in your life. You tell them one thing....I found the secrets to being Energized 4 Life...and now there is no going back!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2008


1. Early to Bed – Early to Rise – the natural principle
a)Before 10pm – optimize growth hormone secretion to maximize muscle, tissue, and organ recovery and ignite a powerful immune system
b) 5 or 6 am club – 99% of the most successful leaders belong to one of these clubs
i) Quiet time with God, energized exercise, and personal hygiene before the sun rises.
ii) Time efficiency allows you to get more done so you can spend the rest with God, family, relationships, and serving your life mission.
c) Consistency is Key – whatever times you decide – make them consistent.
d) Start Slowly – wean your way toward the goal
i) Cut back 15 minutes each night
ii) Wake up 15 minutes earlier each morning
e) Societal Comprise: Prioritize and do the best you can
i) Open communication with associations about value of good rest
ii) No excuses, no guilt if you get out of sink - just do the best you can.

2. Power naps: Ease your body & mind
a) Mini Nap: 2-5 minutes for a quick refresh and renew circuit
b) Traditional: 5-20 minutes – highest recommendation
c) Complete: 30-50 minutes – who has the time?

3. Artificial Zap: Rest is natural, artificial habits and addictions aren’t
a) Reduce/eliminate caffeine consumption (particularly at night)
b) Reduce/eliminate alcohol consumption
c) Reduce/eliminate artificial sleeping pills, potions, and lotions
d) Reduce/eliminate all electronic usage at least 30 minutes before bed.

4. Nutritional Principles: Along with the Energized Nutrition plan
a) Avoid big meals late at night
b) Avoid dairy products and excess sugar/grains

5. Energized Living: Align with the natural principles
a) Liberate the Lifeforce
b) Energized Movement
c) Energized Mindset

6. Rise and ShineDiscipline produces energy – minimize grogginess
a) Make a decision as to when you will awake and then stick by it
b) Snooze Process – produces another round of melatonin – making you susceptible to grogginess throughout the day
c) Get out of bed immediately and shine bright with gratitude.

7. Sleep with Style - Babies know best
a) Fetal position: Optimal – on a side
i) Legs bent with pillow between knees to maintain correct pelvic/hip alignment
ii) Down-side shoulder – rotated in front of your neck – lying more on your back than on your face.
iii) You’ll naturally rotate sides during the course of your sleep.
b) On your back: Acceptable
i) Can promote snoring and sleep apnea as the muscles in your tongue and throat become lax and interfere with air flow.
ii) Utilize a posture pillow to help support the curve in your neck.
c) Stomach: Never!! Unless you enjoy waking up with a neck stiffer than plywood.

8. Set the Mood
a) Light classical or meditative music
b) Herbal tea – watch for caffeine
c) Light reading – something inspirational
i) Scripture
ii) Spiritually uplifting literature

9. PMAVPrayer, Meditation, Affirmations, Visualizations
a) Best way to begin and end the day
b) Formula for the peaceful champion within you.

10. No Worries Allowed: Focus on the positives of the day
a) Gratitude journal
b) Slow, deep breathing to relieve tension
i) Inhale joy, love, & hope
ii) Exhale out the trash of the day (don’t put a label on the trash)


Many people view exercise as a grueling act of self-sacrifice in a pursuit to a slimmer, better looking figure. This shallow perspective leads many to do 1 of 3 things

1) Reject any attempt or thought of pursuing a healthy – maximized living lifestyle
2) Find brief motivation that wears down quickly as the superficial goals don’t provide the lasting impetus to break through the comfort zone of mediocrity.
3) Over train their body out of a superficial obsession and fear of losing their figure.

“If you are not growing…your dying”

Movement patterns are essential to human growth and maturity on a physical, mental, and spiritual level. Years ago…we had to move to survive on a daily basis…now we don’t. What has been the result…a growing epidemic of obesity, diabetes, depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and the list goes on.

The Maximized Living perspective focuses on moving our bodies in such a way to enhance our physical prowess, supporting our nervous system and our ability to adapt to the demands of our environment.

3 CONCEPTS: Begin with 1st concept – action step #1 and then add action step #1 for the 2nd & 3rd concepts before moving to action step #2. Continue to progress through in this fashion.

1ST CONCEPT: Optimal Oxygen levels:
Supporting our oxygen levels is necessary to improve our energy producing ability, enhance our level of stamina and decrease the toxic buildup that leaves so many of us tired and worn out by the end of the day.

Action Steps: Best to get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature – but various home or fitness center based aerobic equipment will work. Always warm-up gradually and cool down appropriately.

1) Take a 20-30 minute daily walk: (Schedule it in –consistent time each day works best)

2) 30-40 minute fast walk/light jog: Includes 10min gradual warm-up 10min light cool-down

3) Sprint intervals: (3x weekly) 1:3 ratio – 10 sec sprint followed by 30 sec at a steady pace walk/jog for 10-20 min after a 10 min gradual warm-up and followed by a 10 min light cool-down

2ND CONCEPT: Enhancing Lean Body Mass:
Improving our ratio of muscle tissue/fat tissue enhances our ability to efficiently use our energy and live our lives effectively. We will be lighter, quicker, stronger, more flexible, and adaptable as we move around in our environment. (Remember to warm-up/cool down appropriately)

Action Steps: It is nice to have access to a gym or home based cross-trainer but it is not absolutely necessary. See what you have around the house – cans, bars, chairs, etc. can be used.
1) Contract & Hold: Perform these 5-6 times throughout the day – holding each for 30 seconds.
2) Lift Light Weights: Split up into an upper body day and a lower body day – alternating and performing 3-4 days a week. Weight should be challenging in the 12-30 rep range
3) Lift Heavier Weights: Again split your workouts into an upper and a lower body day alternating and performing 3-4 days a week. Weight should be challenging in the 6-12 rep range

3rd CONCEPT: Functional Fitness: Create the balance, coordination, and skill to live at a high level.

Action Steps: Get a stability ball for home and office usage
1) Balance & Hold: Seated on the ball/ standing on 1 leg, etc.
2) Slide and Roll: Walk out on the ball – slide around, challenge yourself
3) Push & Squeeze: Push-ups/Bridges and various other exercises off the stability ball.