Friday, June 13, 2014

DHEA Over Testosterone Replacement

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By Dr. Mercola

Why I Recommend DHEA Over Testosterone Replacement

    I personally do not use any hormone treatments as I have
been able to get my hormone levels within the healthy young
adult range using the protocols described above. However, if
you choose to use hormones it is really crucial to use
bioidentical versions. There are synthetic and bioidentical
hormone products out on the market, but I advise using
bioidentical hormones like DHEA if you opt for this route.
DHEA is a hormone secreted by your adrenal glands. This
substance is one of the most abundant precursor hormones in
your body. It is crucial for the creation of vital hormones,
including testosterone and other sex hormones.

    Prior to puberty, your body produces very little DHEA.
Production of this prohormone peaks during your late 20's or
early 30's. With age, DHEA production begins to decline. The
adrenal glands also manufacture the stress hormone cortisol,
which is in direct competition with DHEA for production
because they use the same hormonal substrate known as
pregnenolone. Chronic stress basically causes excessive
cortisol levels and impairs DHEA production, which is why
stress is another factor for low testosterone levels.

    It's important not to use any DHEA product without the
supervision of a professional. Find a qualified health care
provider who will monitor your hormone levels and determine
if you actually require supplementation.

    Also, rather than using an oral hormone supplementation,
I recommend trans-mucosal (vagina or rectum) application.
Skin application may not be wise, as it makes it difficult to
measure the dosage you receive. This may cause you to end up
receiving more than what your body requires. Applying a
trans-mucosal DHEA cream to your rectum (or if you are a
woman, your vagina) will allow the mucous epithelial
membranes that line your mucosa to perform effective
absorption. These membranes regulate absorption and inhibit
the production of unwanted metabolites of DHEA. That said, I
do NOT recommend prolonged supplementation of hormones, even
bioidentical ones. Doing so can trick your body into halting
its own DHEA production and may cause your adrenals to become

Three Additional Supplements That Can Be Beneficial for
Symptoms of Low T

    Another supplement that can address certain symptoms
commonly associated with low testosterone is saw palmetto.
This herb may also help increase testosterone levels by
inhibiting up-conversion to dihydrotestosterone. There are
about 100 clinical studies on the benefits of saw palmetto,
one of them being a contributed to decreased prostate cancer
risk. When choosing a saw palmetto supplement, you should be
wary of the brand, as there are those that use an inactive
form of the plant. According to industry expert Dr. Moerck,
what you want to look for is an organic super critical CO2
extract of saw palmetto oil, which is dark green in color.
Since saw palmetto is a fat-soluble supplement, taking it
with eggs will enhance the absorption of its nutrients.

    There is also solid research indicating that if you take
astaxanthin in combination with saw palmetto, you may
experience significant synergistic benefits. A 2009 study
published in the Journal of the International Society of
Sports Nutrition found that an optimal dose of saw palmetto
and astaxanthin decreased both DHT and estrogen while
simultaneously increasing testosterone.

    Also, in order to block the synthesis of excess estrogen
(estradiol) from testosterone, there are excellent foods and
plant extracts that may help to block the enzyme known as
aromatase, which is responsible producing estrogen. Some of
these include white button mushrooms, grape seed extract and

Five More Ways to Naturally Increase Your Testosterone Levels

    In addition to what I've already covered above (high
intensity exercise, intermittent fasting, saw palmetto, and
DHEA in conjunction with astaxanthin), the following
lifestyle strategies can also help you normalize your
testosterone levels, without resorting to hormone

        Lose Weight by Optimizing Your Diet. If you're
overweight, shedding the excess pounds may increase your
testosterone levels, according to recent research.

Testosterone levels decrease after you eat sugar, which is
likely because the sugar leads to a high insulin level, which
is another factor leading to low testosterone. The most
efficient way to shed excess weight is to strictly limit the
amount of sugar/fructose and grains in your diet, and
replacing them with vegetables and healthy fats.

        Ideally, keep your total fructose consumption below
25 grams per day. If you have insulin resistance and are
overweight, have high blood pressure, diabetes or high
cholesterol, you'd be well advised to keep it under 15 grams
per day.

        In addition to eliminating or severely limiting
fructose, it will be vital to eliminate all grains (including
organic grains) and milk in your diet. Milk has a sugar
called lactose, which has been shown to increase insulin
resistance so it will be wise to avoid it if you are seeking
to lose weight. Replace these dietary troublemakers with
vegetables and healthy fats, such as organic pastured egg
yolks, avocado, coconut oil, butter made from raw grass-fed
organic milk, and nuts like almonds and pecans. Saturated
fats are essential for building testosterone.

        Research shows that a diet with less than 40 percent
of energy as fat (and that mainly from animal sources, i.e.
saturated) lead to a decrease in testosterone levels. My
personal diet is about 70-80 percent healthy fat, and other
experts agree that the ideal diet includes somewhere between
50-70 percent fat. I've detailed a step-by-step guide to this
type of healthy eating program in my comprehensive nutrition
plan, and I urge you to consult this guide if you are trying
to lose weight.

        Consume Plenty of Zinc: The mineral zinc is important
for testosterone production, and supplementing your diet for
as little as six weeks has been shown to cause a marked
improvement in testosterone among men with low levels.
Likewise, research has shown that restricting dietary sources
of zinc leads to a significant decrease in testosterone,
while zinc supplementation increases it -- and even protects
men from exercised-induced reductions in testosterone levels.

        Your diet is the best source of zinc; along with
protein-rich foods like meats and fish, other good dietary
sources of zinc include raw milk, raw cheese, beans, and
yogurt or kefir made from raw milk. If you decide to use a
zinc supplement, stick to a dosage of less than 40 mg a day,
as this is the recommended adult upper limit. Taking too much
zinc can interfere with your body's ability to absorb other
minerals, especially copper, and may cause nausea as a side

        Optimize Your Vitamin D Levels: Vitamin D, a steroid
hormone, is essential for the healthy development of the
nucleus of the sperm cell, and helps maintain semen quality
and sperm count. Vitamin D also increases levels of
testosterone, which may boost libido. In one study,16
overweight men who were given vitamin D supplements had a
significant increase in testosterone levels after one year.

        To get your levels into the healthy range of 50-70
ng/ml, appropriate sun exposure is your best bet. If sun
exposure is not an option, a safe tanning bed (with
electronic ballasts rather than magnetic ballasts, to avoid
unnecessary exposure to EMF fields) can be used.

        As a last resort, a vitamin D3 supplement can be
taken orally, but research suggests the average adult needs
to take 8,000 IU's of vitamin D per day in order to elevate
their levels above 40 ng/ml, which is the absolute minimum
for disease prevention. Furthermore, if you opt for a
supplement, you also need to make sure you're getting
sufficient amounts of vitamin K2, as these two nutrients work
together. In fact, vitamin K2 deficiency is frequently the
cause of symptoms associated with vitamin D toxicity, which
includes inappropriate calcification that can lead to
hardening of your arteries.

        Have Effective Strategies to Address Stress: When
you're under a lot of stress, your body releases high levels
of the stress hormone cortisol, which actually blocks the
effects of testosterone.17 Chronic stress, and subsequently
elevated levels of cortisol, could mean that testosterone's
effects are blocked in the long term, which is what you want
to avoid. My favorite overall tool to manage stress is EFT
(Emotional Freedom Technique). It's a handy, free tool for
unloading emotional baggage quickly and painlessly, and so
easy that even children can learn it. Other common stress-
reduction tools with a high success rate include prayer,
meditation, laughter and yoga, for example.

        Ancient Indian Herb, Ashwagandha, May Help: This
perennial herb is known as an adaptogen, which can help boost
stamina, endurance, and sexual energy. Research published in
201018 found that men taking the herb Ashwagandha experienced
a significant increase in testosterone levels. Ashwagandha
helps promote overall immune function, and can help increase
your resistance to occasional stress.19 It also supports
healthful levels of total lipids, cholesterol, and
triglycerides already in the normal range. While some
adaptogens are stimulants in disguise, this is not the case
with Ashwagandha. It can give your morning exercise routine
a boost, and when taken prior to bed, it can help you get a
good night's sleep as well. I recommend using only 100%
organic Ashwagandha root, free of fillers, additives and
excipients, to ensure quality.

Take Advantage of Your Body's Innate Ability to Self-Correct
and Heal

    The fact that testosterone prescriptions have tripled
over the past decade is a testament to the fact that men are
increasingly suffering from feeling less than their best.

Unfortunately, we still don't know for sure whether hormone
replacement therapy is entirely safe. Personally, I strongly
recommend implementing lifestyle strategies that are known to
optimize testosterone levels naturally before you do anything

    If you're still deficient in testosterone after implementing
high-intensity exercise and strength training, along with the
dietary strategies detailed above and, ideally, intermittent
fasting, then you could try trans-mucosal DHEA. Again,
remember to confer with a qualified health care practitioner
and get your levels tested before supplementing with DHEA
or any other hormone, including testosterone.

    Personally, I've been able to maintain both testosterone
and HGH levels comparable to that of men half my age, simply
by implementing high intensity exercise and intermittent
fasting, along with my standard dietary recommendations,
which apply to everyone, regardless of age or gender. You
have nothing to lose to give these strategies a try, and
everything to gain.

Thank You  Dr. Mercola        

 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

Have a great day...unless you have made other plans.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Do You Really Need to Take Testosterone?

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Do You Really Need to Take Testosterone?

    Testosterone is an androgenic sex hormone produced by the
testicles (and in smaller amounts in women's ovaries) that is
typically associated with "manhood." Beginning around age 30,
a man's testosterone levels begin to decline, and continue to
do so as the years go on.

    A wide range of chemical exposures, including
prescription drugs like statins, can also have an adverse
effect on your testosterone production.

    While primarily associated with male sexuality and
reproduction, testosterone also plays a role in maintaining
muscle mass, bone density, levels of red blood cells, and a
general sense of vigor and well-being.

    Symptoms of declining testosterone levels include
decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, depressed mood,
and difficulties with concentration and memory. Men with low
testosterone may also experience weight gain, breast
enlargement, and problems urinating.

    According to recent research the number of testosterone
prescriptions have tripled over the past decade, causing
researchers to sound the alarm that men may be abusing the

    This should come as no surprise considering the many
direct-to-consumer ads now promoting a testosterone
prescription as the answer if you feel you've lost the spring
in your step... In fact, in a related commentary medical
ghostwriter Steven Braun says4 that the sales of testosterone
are being driven by:

        "A sophisticated marketing effort to define low
testosterone as a disease for which the treatment is
[testosterone-replacement therapy]. I know this because, as a
professional medical writer, I have helped craft that message
for transmission in a range of media to both physicians and

    While declining testosterone levels can certainly be
problematic, I know first-hand that such a fate is not an
automatic outcome of aging, provided you incorporate certain
lifestyle strategies that can naturally boost your
testosterone levels, which I'll review in this article.

Many Men Are Taking Testosterone Without Evidence of

    According to the Endocrine Society, which is responsible
for setting the clinical guidelines for testosterone
replacement therapy, testosterone should only be given to men
with persistent symptoms and "unequivocally low testosterone
levels," a condition known as hypogonadism.

    To determine this, you have to actually test your
testosterone level, which is done with a blood test ideally
more than once, as your testosterone level can rise and fall
during each day.

    The current findings indicate that 25 percent of men
given a prescription for testosterone did not have their
levels tested prior to receiving a prescription, and of the
remaining 75 percent, it was unclear as to how many actually
had a testosterone deficiency. In all, the study tracked 11
million men through a large health insurer, and found that:

        Since 2001, testosterone prescriptions have tripled
more than two percent of men in their 40s and nearly
four percent of men in their 60s were on testosterone therapy
in 2011. Men in their 40s represent the fastest-growing group
of users
        About half of men prescribed testosterone had a
diagnosis of hypogonadism
        About 40 percent of men prescribed testosterone had
erectile or sexual dysfunction
        One-third of men prescribed testosterone had a
diagnosis of "fatigue"

Potential Side Effects and Benefits of Testosterone Therapy

    While your levels can rise and fall daily, the average
testosterone levels for most men range from 300 to 1,000
nanograms per deciliter (ng/dl) of blood. Again, hypogonadism
can be a bit tricky to diagnose based on total testosterone
(total T) alone, and since your levels can rise and drop
dramatically from day to day depending on factors like sleep
and stress, you need to measure your levels more than once.

    That said, according to a 2012 study looking at the
sensitivity and specificity of total testosterone (total T)
as an indicator of biochemical hypogonadism found that a
total T level below 150 ng/dl is indicative of hypogonadism,
while levels above 350 ng/dl excludes the condition in most
cases. If you fall within that range of 150-350 ng/dl, the
authors advised measuring free or bioavailable T levels,
which are thought to identify biochemical hypogonadism more

    There's a fair amount of controversy on the subject of
testosterone replacement therapy. Some of the evidence
suggests it may cause worrisome side effects (especially if
you're not actually deficient), including:

Thickening of the blood / blood clots       
Reduced sperm count    
Increased risk of heart disease
Increased risk of prostate cancer    
Male infertility
Liver problems     Male breast growth
Increased male pattern baldness    
Worsening of urinary symptoms

    Others disagree. For example, according to Dr. Abraham
Morgentaler, MD, a professor of urology at Harvard Medical
School and the author of Testosterone for Life, men with low
testosterone are the ones at greater risk for prostate cancer
and other health problems, including heart disease and
osteoporosis. For an interesting article that contains a lot
more information about this, read Dr. Morgentaler's report
Destroying the Myth About Testosterone Replacement and
Prostate Cancer.

You Can Raise Your Testosterone Levels Naturally Through

    Personally, I do not recommend using testosterone hormone
replacement to enhance your performance. If you indeed have
low testosterone, you can consider trans rectal DHEA cream,
which I'll discuss below. But I believe many of you may not
even need that, were you to take full advantage of your
body's natural ability to optimize hormones like testosterone
and human growth hormone (HGH).

Just like testosterone and ubiquinol levels, your HGH levels
also sharply decline after the age of 30, as illustrated in
the graph above. Both of these hormones are also boosted in
response to short, intense exercise. As an example, I've been
doing Peak Fitness exercises for just over three years now,
and at the age of 59, my testosterone and HGH levels (listed
below) are still well within the normal range for a young
adult male without the aid of ANY prescriptions, hormones and
hormone precursor supplements:

    Total testosterone: 854 ng/dl (normal test range: 250-
1,100 ng/dl)
    Free testosterone: 117 pg/ml (normal test range: 35-155
    HGH: 14,000 pg, more than three times the normal test
range of 1,000-4,000 pg/24 hours

Below is a summary and video demonstration of what a typical
high-intensity Peak Fitness routine might look like. As you
can see, the entire workout is only 20 minutes, and 75
percent of that time is warming up, recovering or cooling
down. You're really only working out intensely for four
minutes. It's hard to believe if you have never done this,
that you can actually get that much benefit from only four
minutes of intense exercise, but that's all you need!

    Warm up for three minutes

    Exercise as hard and fast as you can for 30 seconds. You
should feel like you couldn't possibly go on another few

    Recover at a slow to moderate pace for 90 seconds

    Repeat the high-intensity exercise and recovery 7 more

How to Further Boost Testosterone and HGH Release...

    Interestingly, Whole Body Vibration Training (WBVT) using
a Power Plate can also independently increase growth hormone
levels. Like high-intensity exercise, WBVT also works all
three types of muscle fibers, and it does so more effectively
and efficiently than straight cardio or weight lifting. You
can accomplish more from 15 minutes on the Power Plate than
from an hour of traditional strength training. By stimulating
your white muscle fiber, the Power Plate kick-starts your
pituitary gland into making more growth hormone, which helps
you build lean body mass and burn fat.

    Another effective strategy for enhancing both
testosterone and HGH release is daily intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting helps boost testosterone by improving
the expression of satiety hormones, like insulin, leptin,
adiponectin, glucacgon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1),
cholecystokinin (CKK), and melanocortins, which are linked to
healthy testosterone function, increased libido, and the
prevention of age-induced testosterone decline. When it comes
to an exercise plan that will complement testosterone
function and production (along with overall health), I
recommend including both high-intensity interval training and
strength training.

    When you use strength training to raise your
testosterone, you'll want to increase the weight and lower
your number of reps. Focus on doing exercises that work a
wider number of muscles, such as squats or dead lifts. You
can take your workout to the next level by learning the
principles of Super-Slow Weight Training. For more
information on how exercise can be used as a natural
testosterone booster, read my article "Testosterone Surge
After Exercise May Help Remodel the Mind."

Thank You  Dr. Mercola

                  Continued 6/13/14

 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

Have a great day...unless you have made other plans.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Ice from Fast Food Restaurants Dirtier than Toilet Water.

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 Ice from Fast Food Restaurants Dirtier than Toilet Water, 
Study Reveals

By Dr. Mercola

    If the thought of drinking toilet water makes you cringe,
you will probably be none too pleased to find out that ice
served at many fast food restaurants contains more bacteria
than the water found in their toilets. As reported by the
featured article:

        Scientific tests have shown that ice from branches of
McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Starbucks, Cafe Rouge and
Nando’s all had higher levels of bacteria than samples of
water taken from their lavatory bowls.

        Experts say it could be due to them being cleaned
more often than the ice machines... The Burger King result
suggested the cause was human contamination, likely to be
from a staff member failing to wash their hands.

    While none of the samples presented an immediate health
risk, four of them contained high enough levels to be
considered a hygiene risk, the laboratory warned.

    And, while the study was carried out in restaurants in
the UK, the results can be expected to be about the same in
the US as the issue relates not to the water itself, but
rather the bacterial growth that can occur in the ice
machine, and/or lack of hygiene on the part of the workers.

    This revelation is similar to an investigation done on
lemon wedges served in restaurants, back in 2008. At that
time, two-thirds of all restaurant lemon wedges were found to
be contaminated with disease-causing bacteria -- including
fecal bacteria. In all, 25 different, and potentially
dangerous, microorganisms were discovered on the wedges.

    The fact that people are not keeling over from foodborne
pathogens en masse is proof that your body is equipped to
handle these types of infectious assaults, but that certainly
does not mean there’s no health risk.

    Children, the elderly, and anyone with a poorly
functioning immune system are among the most vulnerable.
Ironically, regularly frequenting fast food restaurants and
drinking lots of sweetened beverages is, in and of itself, a
factor that will take a toll on your immune function, which
could render you more susceptible to experiencing health
problems from contaminated ice.

Are You Ready to Ditch Sweetened Drinks Yet?

    I’ve been warning you of the many dangers of soda and
sweetened drinks ever since I started this site over 17 years
ago. Americans in particular get a majority of their daily
calories from sugar, primarily in the form of high fructose
corn syrup (HFCS) in soda and other sweetened beverages. Half
of the US population over the age of two consumes sugary
drinks on a daily basis, and this figure does not include
100% fruit juices, flavored milk or sweetened teas, which
means the figure is actually even higher.

    Fructose (and especially HFCS) has been identified as one
of the primary culprits in the meteoric rise of obesity and
related health problems in large part due to its ability to
turn on your fat switch.

    The HFCS found in sweetened beverages and most processed
foods is also highly processed and has been found to be
frequently contaminated with mercury. Add to that the fact
that most HFCS is made from genetically engineered corn, and
you have a recipe for poor health, regardless of whether
you’re ingesting it from a can or a meal...

    Please note that freshly squeezed fruit juices also contain
fructose, which will have the same detrimental health
effects as HFCS when consumed in excess, but at least it’s
not processed from GE corn...

    Ditching sodas and other sweetened drinks and replacing
them with pure, vitalized structured water, I believe, is one
of the most powerful actions you can take to improve your
health and lower your risk of disease and long-term chronic
health conditions.

    Especially when you consider that just one can of soda
per day can add as much as 15 pounds to your weight over the
course of a single year, and increases your risk of diabetes
by 85 percent! Fructose is also a likely culprit behind the
millions of U.S. children struggling with non-alcoholic liver
disease, which is caused by a build-up of fat within your
liver cells. Fructose is in fact very hard on your liver, in
much the same way as drinking alcohol.

How Much Sugar Do You Consume Each Day?

    Around 100 years ago, the average American consumed a
mere 15 grams of fructose a day, primarily in the form of
whole fruit. Today, 25 percent of Americans consume more than
135 grams per day (that's over a quarter of a pound!),
largely in the form of soda and other sweetened beverages.
Just one 12-ounce regular soda contains the equivalent of 10
teaspoons of sugar. Similarly, one eight-ounce glass of
orange juice has about eight full teaspoons of sugar, and at
least 50 percent of that sugar is fructose.

    Fructose at 15 grams a day is unlikely to do much if any
harm and may even be beneficial for some. But at nearly 10
times that amount it becomes a MAJOR cause of obesity and
nearly all chronic degenerative diseases.

    As a standard recommendation, I strongly advise keeping
your total fructose consumption below 25 grams per day, or 15
grams a day if you are insulin resistant, obese, or have high
blood pressure, high uric acid levels, diabetes or heart
disease. To get to that low a level, you would essentially
need to eliminate processed foods and sweetened beverages
from your daily diet, and make sure everything you put into
your mouth is a whole food. You might need to limit your
whole fruit intake as well. For a list showing the amount of
fructose contained in common fruits, please see this previous

Sugary Drinks Linked to 180,000 Deaths Annually

    In 2009, the American Heart Association (AHA) issued a
scientific statement3 about sugar intake and heart health,
pointing out that there is evidence for a relationship
between the two. According to the abstract:

        High intakes of dietary sugars in the setting of a
worldwide pandemic of obesity and cardiovascular disease
have heightened concerns about the adverse effects of excessive
consumption of sugars. In 2001 to 2004, the usual intake of
added sugars for Americans was 22.2 teaspoons per day...
Between 1970 and 2005, average annual availability of
sugars/added sugars increased by 19%... Soft drinks and other
sugar-sweetened beverages are the primary source of added
sugars in Americans’ diets. Excessive consumption of sugars
has been linked with several metabolic abnormalities and
adverse health conditions, as well as shortfalls of essential

    The postulated relationship between sugar intake and
heart disease is undeniable at this point. Hundreds of
excellent scientific articles have linked insulin and leptin
resistance to cardiovascular disease much more strongly than
cholesterol, and they are in fact at least partially responsible
for cholesterol abnormalities. For instance, insulin and leptin
resistance result in "small dense" LDL particles and a greater
number of particles, which is much more important than your
total cholesterol number for evaluating heart disease risk.
Insulin and leptin resistance in turn are directly caused by
excess fructose and other sugars in your diet.

    As I reported back in April, research presented at the
American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and
Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism
2013 Scientific Sessions suggests sugary beverages alone
are responsible for about 183,000 deaths worldwide each
year, including:

        44,000 heart disease deaths
        133,000 diabetes deaths, and
        6,000 cancer deaths

    Among the 35 largest countries in the world, Mexico had
the highest death rates associated with sugary beverage
consumption. There, the average consumption of sugary
beverages was 24 ounces per day. The US ranked third, with
an estimated 25,000 annual deaths4 from sweetened drinks.
(Many might have expected the US to come in first place, but
remember that American processed foods contain far more
sugars than other nations, so Americans also consume a lot of
hidden sugar in products other than beverages. This factor
was not addressed in this study.) Interestingly, and quite
disturbingly, the death rates associated with sweetened
beverages were highest in those under the age of 45.

What’s the Healthiest Beverage You Can Drink?

    Your body requires a constant daily supply of water to
fuel all the various waste filtration systems nature has
designed to keep your body healthy and free of toxins. Your
blood, your kidneys, and your liver all require a source of
good clean water to detoxify your body from the toxic
exposures you come into contact with every day. Clearly, the
most efficient way help your body both avoid and eliminate
toxins is to provide your body with the cleanest, purest
water you can find. This is easily done by installing one or
more types of water filtration systems in your house.

    A whole house water filtration system is ideal, as water
contaminants can be even more hazardous to your health when
absorbed through your skin into your blood stream, bypassing
your gastrointestinal tract. I've written a large number of
articles on the hazards of tap water, from fluoride to
dangerous chemicals and drugs, to toxic disinfection
byproducts and heavy metals, so having a good filtration
system in place is more of a necessity than a luxury in most
areas. There's just one water line coming into your house, so
putting a filter on this is the easiest and simplest strategy
you can implement to take control of your health by ensuring
the water and the air in your house is as clean as possible.

To learn more about different types of water and water
filtration systems, please see my special report on this

    One of my new passions is structured water as pioneered
by Victor Schauburger. Vortexing appears to be one of the
best ways to produce this and I'm currently doing some
research to help define this better.

    Another option to consider is to bottle your own water
from a gravity-fed spring. This may be one of the highest
quality waters and may not require vortexing as the water is
already highly structured and full of H3O2. The web site
FindaSpring.com6 can help you find natural springs in your
local area. As an added boon, most of these spring water
sources are free. Just remember to bring either clear
polyethylene or glass containers to collect the water so no
unsafe chemicals can contaminate your water, and be sure to
wrap them in towels to keep them from breaking during

Ditching Sweetened Drinks Is the First Step Toward a
Healthier Life

    Remember, sweetened beverages (including flavored milk
products, bottled teas, and enhanced water products), whether
sweetened with sugar, HFCS, naturally-occurring fructose, or
artificial sweeteners, are among the worst culprits in the
fight against obesity and related health problems, including
diabetes, heart and liver disease, just to name a few.

Ditching ALL of these types of beverages can go a long way
toward reducing your risk for chronic health problems and
weight gain.

    So what should you drink? Your best most cost effective
choice is to drink filtered tap water. The caveat though is
to make sure you filter your tap water. Nothing beats pure
water when it comes to serving your body’s needs. If you
really feel the urge for a carbonated beverage, try sparkling
mineral water with a squirt of fresh lime or lemon.

    If you struggle with an addiction to soda and other
sweets, try Turbo Tapping. It's a simple and clever use of
the Emotional Freedom Technique, designed to resolve
many aspects of an issue in a concentrated period of time.

Thank You  Dr. Mercola       

 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

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