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Trace Minerals: What They Are and Why the Body Needs Them to Function

Trace Minerals: What They Are and Why the Body Needs Them to Function

First let’s define the difference between inorganic minerals and organic minerals

Organic mineral- There are two types of minerals, organic and inorganic. Human physiology has a biological affinity for organic minerals.

Most organic minerals for our body functions come from dietary plant foods, a very important mineral that most health professionals don’t talk about much is fulvic acid this mineral comes from the soil and absorbed by the plant, this is a very important mineral that helps your body to absorb all the other minerals yet health professional do not really talk about this, the sad thing is most of the public is not getting this minerals due to the bad soil and the western diet, you may want to look into organic fruits and vegetables, even then we do not know how the soil is, but it is better than your local store bought foods. A growing plant converts the inorganic minerals from the soils to a useful organic mineral.

Inorganic mineral- Minerals are inorganic as they exist naturally in the soil and water.

What is an ionic mineral- An ion is a mineral or element that has a positive or negative charge. On the molecular level, that means the element has either too many or too few electrons. This unstable ionic state allows the element to bond readily with water, making it possible for the body to absorb it. In other words, you need the right type of structured water so the minerals can be absorbed at the cellular level electrolyzed reduced water (hydrogen H2) http://www.demo.drinknatureswater.com

Ionic minerals and OH- ion along with hydrogen H2 is produced during an electrolysis process the ionic minerals will bond themselves to alkalized restructured water and then enter the cells at the cellular level.

As you can see the negatively charge water can enter into the cells more efficiently, look at the cell wall those are water channels both sides of the channel has a positive side which means anything that is positive cannot enter OH- ions are negative/hydrogen H2.

It seems that there are some health professionals out there that are saying the body does not utilize inorganic minerals, so questions is, is there any benefits in drinking natural mineral waters from the ground water, I am not talking about bottle mineral water am talking about nature mineral water from the ground that has inorganic minerals. I had a person call me an idiot because I did a live video on how important electrolytes and trace minerals are in your water for hydration during intermittent fasting, that comment drove me to do this blog, he stated that inorganic minerals from natural water cannot be utilized by the body.

Here is a good example why his statement is false.

Sea Salt an inorganic mineral is it good for you of course it is- sea salt has been used for centuries to promote health and healing and beauty, it was so important it was a commodity used for trading.

Furthermore, if it is a true statement that inorganic minerals in our natural water cannot be absorbed by the body then drinking mineral water in nature would be of no benefit to an animal or human. We know this is not true. In nature, our mineral sources have always been water based (we are 70% water) either from the foods we eat or the water we drink.

When minerals come from water, they are inorganic. When one ingests sea salt for the mineral content they are utilizing inorganic forms of the minerals, the same as the inorganic minerals that are in water, remember the body is not stupid natural inorganic minerals the body recognizes as good, the body does not recognize chemical induced minerals ( man-made minerals) these types of minerals are used in bottle water or RO water systems, and mineral waters and those so called alkaline waters you buy at health food stores.

Man will ever be able to mimic minerals that are in nature, true health comes from all alkaline minerals and trace minerals that are in organic raw foods and natures mineral waters, research has already proved (Dr. Colin Campbell The China Study) that when you isolate minerals there is no longer a healthy balance, those of you that are spending money each month on mineral supplements you might want to reconsider what you are doing and get your mineral from raw fruits and vegetables uncooked and from electrolyzed reduced water.

Some say we can only utilize mineral elements if we get them from food (organic) yet others believe ground up rock (pill/capsule form-inorganic) will supply our mineral needs. Others are proponents of liquid sources in an ionic form such as one would obtain from natural mineral water or sea water or a good ionic supplemental formula. In a perfect world, there would be no need for supplementation at all.

Additionally, most foods grown today are quite deficient in what science has measured as normal mineral content, primarily due to poor farming practices and inadequate soil replenishment, natural erosion, pesticides and chemical fertilizers that create imbalances. Much of the food consumed today is excessively processed to the point of having little or no mineral nutrient content.

Realistically, it makes no difference where you get your minerals. The most important factor is the size and the form they are in.

Minerals are most effectively delivered in a water base fully ionized (electrolysis process device) (in their atomic state) as in nature. A plant takes the inorganic minerals from the soil where it is growing. It then synthesizes them into a molecular size and form by uptake through the root where the minerals are combined with water and pushed through the entire plant. A mineral stream that is saturated with inorganic molecules of minerals derived from rocks processes them into ionic form by forces of nature but they remain inorganic. An ionic liquid supplement derived from the elemental mineral is essentially the same process but processed by man. Once ingested, one’s body knows intuitively what mineral is available and exactly what to do with it regardless of its source. Again, the important thing to remember is that it does not matter if you consume minerals from plant sources, water base, or even dirt. What matters is how much time it takes the body to break down the minerals into their atomic (ionic) state in order to be effectively utilized at the cellular level.

When you use an electrolysis device that is attached to your kitchen faucet your natural city water the minerals will go threw the same molecular change as it does in nature when it goes over rocks, the device will also take most of the toxic contaminates out of your city water giving you a much healthier drinking water with healing properties a very powerful antioxidant(hydrogen H2). http://www.demo.drinknatureswater.com

Food and water are by far the most logical sources, and yet both delivery systems have become so mineral deficient and/or polluted that they are poor sources for a full complement of one’s essential daily mineral intake. As a result, we have become a minerally deficient society.

This is way your family should be drinking electrolyzed reduced water through an electrolysis device (Enagic), the device produces a very powerful antioxidant hydrogen H2, it also takes the minerals that are in the water converts them into ionic minerals the best source of minerals science has already proved the healthy benefits when drinking electrolyzed reduced water daily.

Scientific case studies

Beneficial biological effects and the underlying mechanisms of molecular hydrogen – comprehensive review of 321 original articles
https://medicalgasresearch.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13618-015-0035-1

Have you ever gone to try to start your car only to find that the battery was dead? Most of us have been there. For me it always seems to happen when I’m in a hurry to make an appointment or get to an important meeting. It’s usually nothing that a simple jump can’t fix, but it’s still a hassle. One that’s especially frustrating when I know that I caused the problem by forgetting to turn off the lights or leaving one of the doors ajar.

Why am I venting about my car and one of life’s relatively minor foibles, you might be asking? As I was pondering how something so seemingly minor as a dead battery can completely disable a vehicle, it dawned on me… our bodies are similarly dependent on vital minerals in order to “start” and continue “running.” Just like how a battery provides a vehicle with the electrical charge it needs to get going, minerals create the energetic spark that our bodies need to perform many essential, life-giving functions.
In a perfect world, we would get all the minerals we need from the foods we eat. But unfortunately, our soils aren’t as healthy as they used to be. A 1992 study found that U.S. soils contain a shocking 86% fewer minerals today than they did 100 years ago! Because of heavy food processing and poor diets in general, most people don’t get nearly enough of them. The result is widespread mineral deficiency and an epidemic of chronic disease.

What Are Trace Minerals?

By definition, a mineral is really any inorganic substance that occurs naturally and has an orderly crystalline structure. Rocks, metals, and soils all contain minerals, as does the water in the earth’s oceans. If you recall the periodic table of elements from science class, you’ll find many minerals listed there as well. In general, minerals function as a key constituent of solid, non-living matter, which is found virtually everywhere in the natural world.

Minerals can also be energetic, bearing a unique vibrational “charge” that gives them special catalyzing potential (note: catalyzing means to cause or accelerate a reaction). These types of minerals are absolutely vital for the human body, though in much smaller quantities than what you’d find in a slab of granite, for instance. We typically refer to these tiny energetic minerals as trace minerals because our bodies don’t need much of them to see big results.

Of the 103 known mineral varieties, at least 18 of them (and likely far more) fall into the trace mineral category, and are recognized as playing a critical role in human health. These include iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese, copper, phosphorus, molybdenum, iodine, chromium, potassium, selenium, sodium, chloride, sulfate, and boron. Our bodies require each and every one of these trace minerals in proper balance to facilitate health and well being, electrolytes are alkaline minerals sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium.

The Many Functional Roles of Trace Minerals

Much like how elemental minerals buttress rocks and other solid structures, trace minerals serve as reinforcement for bones, cartilage, and other bodily tissue. While they might appear solid and unchanging, your body’s bone structure is in a constant of repair and renewal. Trace minerals function as the lattice architecture. Calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium are among the primary minerals that keep bones healthy and strong.1

The cellular system also relies on trace minerals to produce red blood cells, also known as erythrocytes, that deliver oxygen throughout the body for energy production. These red blood cells specifically require iron in order to transport this oxygen. Without it, there would be no magnetism, so to speak, to draw in the oxygen, resulting in a total breakdown of the energy creation process.

Your muscles and central nervous system also require trace minerals in order to facilitate nerve impulses. Without them, the muscles in your heart would fail to contract, your brain would stop functioning, and your organs and body wouldn’t be able to move or flex. Among those trace minerals needed to facilitate the healthy functioning these important systems is potassium, which helps to maintain the proper balance of water inside your cells.

A strong, functioning immune system is contingent upon trace minerals as well. Your immune system requires minerals such as zinc to fight infections, heal wounds, and repair damaged cells. Selenium further supports the body’s ability to ward off heart problems and even protect against the formation of cancer cells.

Trace minerals may further help to:2

• Nourish hair and skin
• Enhance circulation
• Improve digestion and bowel function
• Facilitate the transfer of nutrients across cell membranes
• Regulate the body’s maintenance and growth of cellular and muscle tissue
• Balance the contraction and relaxation of muscle tissue
• Provide both structural and functional support for the body’s vital systems
• Normalize pH levels and prevent an overly acidic state inside the body
• Improve cellular communication
• Liquify stagnant and toxic lymphatic fluid
• Facilitate countless other metabolic processes important for maintaining life

Signs & Symptoms of Trace Mineral Deficiency

Here’s a particularly interesting fact about trace minerals… when they’re present in high enough amounts in the bloodstream, the end product is not much different than the composition of natural seawater. That’s right: healthy blood plasma contains roughly the same concentration of minerals as the ocean.

In fact, many trace mineral dietary supplements are made from seawater that contains high levels of sodium and many other important trace minerals. These include some you may not recognize such as beryllium, dysprosium, neodymium, praseodymium, terbium, and ytterbium.

Consider this: an 1897 study by French scientist Rene Quinton revealed that human cells can fully survive in a solution of “ocean plasma” seawater because of its powerful isotonic connection with mineral-rich blood. After draining a sick dog almost entirely of its blood and replacing it with a saline transfusion of diluted seawater, the dog reportedly lived for another five years and suffered no long-term adverse effects. This same study was replicated 50 years later with similar results.3

It’s when the blood becomes less like seawater that problems start to arise. Symptoms can vary widely depending on which minerals are lacking, but deficiencies tend to show up as the opposite of sufficiency. A few examples might be nerve and muscle pain or tingling due to a lack of nervous system minerals like potassium. Weakening bones or osteoporosis might indicate a lack of magnesium or calcium.

Common Symptoms of Mineral Deficiency

Other common symptoms of mineral deficiency (as well as some corresponding examples of the mineral deficiency potentially responsible) include:4

• Anemia (lack of iron)
• Poor digestion, brain fog, poor appetite, and chronic fatigue (lack of magnesium)
• Excessive fluid loss, abdominal pain, and bloating (lack of potassium)
• Loss of libido, poor immunity, inability to fully digest protein (zinc deficiency)
• Muscle cramping, tingling in the extremities, and irregular heartbeat (calcium deficiency)

How Does the Body Get Maximum Benefit from Trace Minerals?

How does the human body take full advantage of everything that trace minerals have to offer? These microscopic nutrients must carry with them an electrical charge that leans one way or another energetically. In other words, bearing either a positive or negative charge. This puts them into an “unstable” state, allowing them to aggressively seek out some other substance or element to bond to in order to achieve a state of equilibrium.

We call these types of trace minerals “ionic,” which is really just a fancy way of saying that they’re extremely bioavailable and ready to bond. One of the things they love is water, which just so happens to be the substance that makes up the bulk of the human body. Since they bond very easily and quickly to water, ionic trace minerals are a perfect match for optimal absorption by the body.

Most of the action takes place in the small intestine, where ionic trace minerals are pulled through mucous membranes and delivered to the bloodstream. Once in circulation, these powerful micronutrients can immediately begin their important work of maintaining and rejuvenating the many vital systems of the body.

“Trace minerals do not exist by themselves, but in relationship to one another,” says Alexander Schauss, PhD, senior director of research at AIBMR Life Sciences, about the interdependent nature of ionic trace minerals and their need to bond.5 “Too much of one trace element can lead to imbalances in others…Most trace elements need to be in ionic form to be well absorbed in the intestine.”

Trace minerals must further be ionic in order to function as vital co-factors in the facilitating of enzymatic reactions throughout the body. Enzymes are the biological molecules that catalyze nearly every chemical reaction that occurs inside the body. If they don’t have access to ionic trace minerals, enzymes have a tough time supporting things like healthy digestion and metabolism. (If you suffer from digestion or metabolism disorders, this can often be an indication that the body is suffering from a mineral deficiency.)
One way to avoid mineral deficiency is to consume plenty of traditional foods produced in harmony with nature. This means fruits and vegetables grown organically using biodynamic farming methods that help enrich the soil with beneficial bacteria and, of course, trace minerals.6 Conventional produce is typically grown in “dead” soils that are heavily sprayed with pesticides and herbicides that further deplete their mineral content.

If you eat meat, stick with grass-fed, pastured varieties. Grasses and other plants are loaded with vitamins and trace minerals that end up in the meat. Conventional meat derived from animals fed grains is typically lacking in trace minerals, as well as other important nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and other healthy fats.7

There are also dietary supplements on the market in both liquid and pill form that can help to replenish your body with highly-bioavailable, ionic trace minerals. Those derived from natural seawater will often contain the full spectrum of ionic trace minerals for maximum potency and functional effectiveness.

Conclusion- there is still a lot for science to learn about the body and how it utilizes inorganic and organic minerals, we still do not know all the trace minerals that the ground holds some day maybe.

Bill & Emily Mabry 6A
Fitness Coach/CMHS
http://www.drinknatureswater@gmail.com
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Two of the most powerful protocols for cell regeneration it is vital to avoid premature aging and helps to prevent many disease models like cancer.

Cell Regeneration: A Matter of Life and Death

Intermittent fasting/Electrolyzed reduced water

You may have heard it said that the human body completely regenerates itself every 7-10 years – replacing all of the old, worn out cells with brand spanking new ones. Like many popular myths, this one is only partially true. Many systems of the body (but not all of them) indeed function on regenerative cycles that fall within this time span. This means that, for the most part, we really do get entirely new bodies every decade or so… pretty exciting, right?

This important process is called cellular or cell regeneration. It functions as the means by which our bodies stay alive and continue forging on. It helps us to grow and develop in our younger years, and avoid premature aging and death in our older years.

There is more to it than that, what you feed your body and the type of water you are drinking plays a big part. This where health professionals do not tell the whole story and that includes me, I was never taught that water mattered we just take it for granted, until about 6 years ago when I who was supposed to be healthy contracted mouth cancer, and my son in law at 26 had an aggressive MS, it was my wife with her investigation that found that the type of water does matter, she discovered that the body is 75% water, we already new that the bottle water, tap water, and city water were all contaminated with toxic chemicals, the problem was what choice of water did we have, she realized we have a choice, the problem was western medicine did not want us to know about it and schools did not talk much about water, in other words I was not taught that there are different types of water.

The most powerful antioxidant anti-aging anti-cancer is hydrogen H2 (active hydrogen) it is in every glass of electrolyzed reduced water we drink daily, it also is able to flush out inflammation which is the root cause of all diseases like cancer, to me as a fitness coach this made a lot of since, if you fix 75% of your body first then work on the other 25% which is like whole foods that are uncooked, you would have a better chance of survival in this toxic environment. It has been 5 years now and I am doing great I have controlled the cancer I had and my son in law has also controlled his MS, we both need to be doing these two powerful protocols to be sure we do not get our issues back, this is our lifestyle, you will see below that science does back this up.

Impact of intermittent fasting on health and disease processes (cell regeneration)

From what I have learned in the past 6 years has completely changed my health platform and the best way you are going to get cell regeneration is by doing intermittent fasting and changing the type of water you are drinking daily to electrolyzed reduced water, check this out http://www.demo.drinknatureswater.com

Check out Dr. Jason Fung two book The Obesity Code and The complete guide to intermittent fasting.

Cell Regeneration Timeline: How Long It Takes for Body Parts to Regenerate

Cellular regeneration is evident in the fact that, throughout our lives, we get:1

• a new heart every 20 years
• new bones every decade
• new hair every 3-6 years
• new nails every 6-10 months
• new red blood cells every 4 months
• a new liver every 5 months
• a new outer layer of skin every month
• new lungs every three weeks
• new taste buds every two weeks
• new stomach lining every 2-3 days

In a perfect world, these amazing regenerative cycles would keep us all in tip-top, youthful shape forever. But we don’t live in a perfect world: our bodies eventually age, fall apart, and die, as I’m sure you well know.

I realize it’s somewhat of a morbid subject, but it’s the sobering reality that we all face. It’s one that, apart from a concerted effort to stave it off for as long as possible through life-giving diet and lifestyle habits, is going to rear its ugly head sooner or later.

And that’s the kicker: there are ways to help support your cellular system and its regenerative cycles to keep them functioning at their best. Cell regeneration is something that’s programmed in our DNA. The glitches and abnormalities that keep the cells that are supposed to die, alive (and conversely, that terminate cells that are meant to live), can be corrected with precise intervention.

Apoptosis: When Cell Death Is a Good Thing

Here’s one of the things you need to know about this that most people don’t: Programmed cell death, also known as apoptosis, is a completely normal and necessary function of human life.

There are many billions of cells that make up our bodies, and when we experience an injury, are exposed to toxins, or become stressed, some of these cells end up becoming damaged.

Rather than replicate this damage, these damaged cells will either repair themselves or “commit suicide.” This is in order to protect the rest of the body (including other healthy cells) from assuming their flaws. Apoptosis can also occur in cells that are only needed for a certain length of time; the body cleaning them up after their task at hand is properly completed.

“Cells die either because they are harmful or because it takes less energy to kill them than to maintain them,” says H. Robert Horvitz, an expert on apoptosis from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).2 “[I]t gets rid of cells that are not needed, in the way or potentially dangerous to the rest of the organism.”

One way of thinking about apoptosis is that it’s the body’s way of weeding its own garden. As new cells are created in response to the intake of nutrients, these cells divide and create even more new cells. This jumpstart the process of organ regeneration and energy creation – the fruitful “blooms” of the body in all of its glory. Rogue and excess cells also appear, and these “weeds” have to be removed or else they get in the way and cause problems.

Perhaps an even better analogy is clay formation, which Horitz describes like this:

“[B]uilding a complex organism like a human being is like creating an intricate sculpture. Cell division forms the clay, whereas cell death sculpts the clay into the desired form. Consider human hands, which start out as paddlelike structures. Fingers develop in the paddles, but then the cells in the tissue between the fingers must die for a proper hand to form.”
Keep in mind that apoptosis is the very same process that cancer cells are supposed to undergo so as not to develop into full-blown tumors.

In the event that they fail to self-destruct, for whatever reason, cancer cells take on the properties of healthy cells. They begin dividing, multiplying, and spreading to produce the potentially life-threatening condition we know clinically as a cancer diagnosis.

This is what cancer is, after all: a conglomeration of “zombie” cells that grows so strong that it creates its own competing organism within the body. Some of us are all too familiar with how disastrous this process can be, having lost our loved ones to this malignant progression.

Senescence: A Major Roadblock to Healthy Cell Regeneration

On the other hand, there’s another type of malignant cell that doesn’t necessarily go rogue and start replicating itself like cancer cells do. It doesn’t die or commit suicide, either, but simply lives on in static perpetuity alongside healthy cells as they go about their business. We call these senescent cells, and they result from constant exposure to stress and other damage, both endogenously and exogenously (meaning from both external sources and those within the body).

Senescent cells are basically “zombie” cells that don’t serve any useful purpose and are programmed to die, but for whatever reason refuse to do so. They become toxic as a result, building up inside the body and causing all sorts of problems.

This is where electrolyzed reduced water comes in, because of the active hydrogen (antioxidant) the most powerful antioxidant on the planet and due to the structure of the water it neutralize free radicals and flushes out inflammation at the cellular level daily, in other words any dead or damage cells that are in your cells at the cellular level will be flushed out daily so there is no buildup of toxic waste in your cells, you see why intermittent fasting and electrolyzed reduced water work so good together, you are detoxifying the body daily with every glass of electrolyzed reduced water, you need to be drinking 1 oz per pound of body weight. http://www.demo.drinknatureswater.com

Scientific case studies showing the benefit of electrolyzed reduced water (hydrogen H2) dealing with oxidative stress of the body (inflammation)

http://www.mizukagaku.com/Nature_070508.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17159237?ordinalpos=13&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257754/

Besides functioning as catalysts for the growth and spread of cancer cells,4 senescent cells are known to:

• Inhibit nutrient metabolism
• Promote weight gain (fat, not muscle)
• Suppress the immune system
• Damage blood sugar balance
• Impair memory (while contributing to dementia)
• Accelerate the aging process

Although they don’t replicate like cancer cells do, senescent cells may, in fact, be worse. They fuel an inflammatory response throughout the body that can create more cancer cells, electrolyzed reduced water (hydrogen H2) flushes out inflammation build up at the cellular level, It’s a vicious feedback loop where the one seems to cause the other, followed by the other in turn causing the one. In other words, damaged cells go senescent to avoid becoming cancerous, but in the process, they end up spurring on the proliferation of cancer cells.

4 Compounds That Target Senescent Cells & Help Slow Down Aging

So, what’s a person to do? While aging may be unavoidable, there are ways you can help ease its progression and age with grace while enjoying a higher quality of life. As the popular expression goes, “prevention is the best medicine.” In this case, stopping cells from going senescent in the first place. The next option is targeted therapies that can help clear senescent cells from the body – in turn preventing them from contributing to age-related disease.

1.Change the type of water you are drinking to electrolyzed reduced water that has antioxidant properties and has the ability to flush out inflammation daily at the cellular level (detoxifying).

2.Intermittent fasting to help with cell regeneration and control your body fat two books to purchase The Obesity Code and The Complete Guide to Intermittent fasting by Dr.Jason Fung

3.Go to a plant base eating platform cooking one meal a day 95% raw fruits and vegeables organic, moderate meats all pasture raised.

4.A high raw fat diet, avocados, MCT oil, coconut oil, mixed nuts, etc

5.Introduce cultured fermented foods like homemade kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut.

Great video by my wife Emily on kefir
https://drinknatureswater.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/the-key-to-reverse-aging-and-weight-loss-fermented-foods/

Here are four nutritive compounds that research shows can help eliminate senescent cells:
Other prominent examples of Nrf2-activating foods and nutritional compounds include:8

•Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) – a catechin antioxidant found in green tea

•Resveratrol – a polyphenolic antioxidant found in the skin and seeds of red grapes

•Rosmarinic acid and carnosic acid – two antioxidant compounds found in rosemary

•Curcumin – the primary active constituent found in turmeric

•Isothiocyanates (i.e. sulforaphane) – a class of sulfur-containing compounds found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage

•Diallyl sulfide and thiosulfonate allicin – two sulfur-containing compounds found in garlic

“These compounds are generally considered to be antioxidants,” concludes a 2010 study published in the journal Molecules.9 “They may be classified this way either because they directly scavenge free radicals or they indirectly increase endogenous cellular antioxidant defenses, for example, via activation of the nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) transcription factor pathway.

Alternative mechanisms of action have also been suggested for the neuroprotective effects of these compounds such as modulation of signal transduction cascades or effects on gene expression.”

Conclusion- you combine these two powerful protocols you will turn your body into a fat burning machine and help slow premature aging if that is not enough you also will address hundreds of diseases model as research has shown.

Scientific case studies showing the benefits of Intermittent fasting.

Impact of intermittent fasting on health and disease processes (cell regeneration)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Intermittent+fasting+cell+regeneration

Intermittent Fasting Promotes Multi-System Regeneration (slowing premature aging)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550413115002247

Bill & Emily Mabry 6A
Fitness Coach/ CMHS
http://www.drinknatureswater@gmail.com
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The Six biggest mistakes that people make when Intermittent fasting.

The Six biggest mistakes that people make when Intermittent fasting.

First, intermittent fasting is not new, our ancestors lived by this, our bodies were designed to go through this process, and science now knows the huge health benefits when doing intermittent fasting.

These are the six biggest reason I feel that people do when they are doing intermittent fasting, intermittent fasting is flexible so there is no excuse why someone cannot do it, there is a protocol that will fit everyone’s life style.

1.What to eat when you come off a fast.

A lot of people who are doing intermittent fasting come off their fasting by eating processed foods and are still seeing success in weight loss, we choose not to do that. For us we want to come off our fasting with highly nutritional dense foods (lots of good raw fats) we just went through a healing and detoxing of toxic waste at the cellular level as well as detoxifying our organs, why would we want to put toxic waste and toxic chemicals back into our healthy new cells and organs, processed foods are poisonous to the body. We have experienced both ways, by far we have felt better on a highly nutritional dense meal after a fast, we felt horrible after we ate a meal that was processed, and be sides we want results as fast as possible, eating processed foods after a fast will slow your results down like weight loss and anti-aging.

2.Adding creamers and those so called healthy sugars to your Coffee and Tea when Fasting.

During your fasting it is very important that you monitor what you are drinking, and what is in your drink, you do not want to break your fast by putting something in your coffee or tea that will produce an insulin spike, the whole idea of fasting is not producing any insulin during your fasting (you don’t eat you lose weight) remember the hormone insulin tells the body to store fat for energy, you are looking to burn fat for energy, that is what will happen when you are no longer producing insulin you will only burn that unwanted stored fat. We drink our coffee black, we do not chew gum or use a mouth wash or a tooth paste that has some type of sugar in it etc, we use 2.5 very strong acid water that will kill 99.9% of all bacteria, we have an Enagic electrolysis device that produces the strong 2.5 water it is what we use as our tooth paste and mouth washing while fasting http://www.demo.drinknatureswater.com the bottom line is beware of what you are drinking when fasting, in other words stick to lots of water we drink electrolyzed reduced water with natural electrolytes and a very powerful antioxidant check out the video link above, stick to water, black coffee, unsweetened green tea, we also do homemade kombucha.

3.Consuming BCAA or ELECTROLYTE supplement powders

Those of you that workout DO NOT put any BCAA or electrolyte powders or any recovery powder supplement in your water at the gym, if you do you have just broken your fast.

4.Not drinking enough water (Electrolytes)

Most of the public does not know this, bottle water, those so-called supplements electrolyte powders or mineral waters that tell you each glass of these type of waters has all the electrolytes in them, not true! Man cannot mimic nature, the best source of electrolytes comes from nature in your uncontaminated ground water, the problem is the ground water is contaminated, there is a solution we have a Enagic electrolysis device that takes our tap water converts into the most strongest antioxidant and electrolytes on the plant, we are drinking daily electrolyzed reduced water, you can go to google scholar a science research site type in electrolyzed reduced water, there you will see all the scientific case studies showing the benefits of drinking electrolyzed reduced water daily. When fasting you need to get a good source of electrolytes into your body it is important that you stay hydrated. Not only Are We drinking electrolyzed reduced water for the best source of electrolytes we also do Himalayan sea salt protocol, Himalayan sea salt is another good source of natural electrolytes. Those of you that are first starting out on a fasting protocol sometimes you will go into what we call waves of a little hunger pain, most of the time this means you are thirsty as soon as you drink a big glass of the right water it will go away, what we do if and when we feel this we have a ¼ tsp of Himalayan sea salt with 20 oz of electrolyzed reduced water feeling gone. We drink at least 1.5 gals of our structured water daily, check out this link for more info on electrolylzed reduced water http://www.demo.drinknatureswater.com

5.Not having enough electrolytes

This is a big one, I covered why this is so important above go back read it again, this could be why so many people have a hard time staying on their fasting protocol.

6.You make it so complicated

There is a fasting protocol that will fit every bodies lifestyle, there is no excuses why you cannot do fasting and receive the health benefits and lose that unwanted body fat. Go to this blog post it will show you the different fasting protocols we do and how we fit it into daily situations that come up in real life.

Blog Post
https://drinknatureswater.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/why-intermittent-fasting-is-a-powerful-tool-for-body-fat-loss/

Check out what Dr.Jason Fung, author of The Obesity Code says about calories restricted diets why they do not work

Tip- for those of you that work out, my wife will put a 1/2 tsp sea salt in her 64 oz water bottle to take to the gym she drinks it all by the time she is done working out, I do 1 tsp in my gallon jug, not only does this help us make sure we get enough electrolytes during our fasting it also helps with regulating the flow of fluids through the cell at the cellular level and helps flush out inflammation and metabolic waste that is produced from exercising, these two baby boomers never get sore after a hard training session, just because we are seniors doesn’t mean we don’t lift heavy we still can power lift.

Bill & Emily Mabry 6A
Fitness Coach/ Strength and Conditioning Coach/ CMHS
http://www.drinknatureswater@gmail.com
Free Ebook http://www.drinknatureswater.com

Why Intermittent Fasting is a Powerful Tool for Body Fat Loss.

Why Intermittent Fasting is a Powerful Tool for Body Fat Loss.

The information you are about to read does have science backing it.

Before you start reading understand that my wife and I are baby boomers she is 62 and I am 65 so those of you that are baby boomers and think it is too late for you, you are wrong, we have been researching this for about 8 months on ourselves, with some amazing results as you will see when click on to the blog post below. We have learned and understand why intermittent fasting works so well for losing body fat long term and the health benefits it has for the gut and brain, the key its success is the ability to control 5 hormones, calorie restricted diets does not and never will work, 99.99% of the people who do calorie restricted diets will fail long term even science knows this.

Intermittent fasting helps to control these hormones (it worked for our ancestors it will work for you)

1. Insulin- hormone for fat storage
2. Ghrelin- increases appetite
3. Growth hormones- helps to build and sustain muscle mass
4. Peptide YY- decreases appetite
5. Noradrenalin- a stress hormone that improves alertness and attention

I am going to tell you guys right up front that calorie restricted diets do DO NOT WORK and never has, science has proved that, intermittent fasting is not a diet it is a healthy lifestyle to keep the body fat off long-term and to have a healthy gut and brain.

What is intermittent fasting?

“Intermittent fasting” is a term used to describe ways you can manipulate your eating patterns. It involves not eating for specific periods of time, with the intent to lose weight and improve health. Intermittent fasting can include anything from multiday fasts to skipping meals a few times a week. Many people consider it appealing because it doesn’t involve large daily calorie restriction.

Fasting is a practice that is centuries old, spanning across cultures, religions and countries. There have been claims that intermittent fasting offers other health benefits besides weight loss, such as:

• improving the body’s sensitivity to insulin
• lowering inflammation
• improving the digestive system
• reducing body fat

In one study, fasting helped halt the spread of intestinal bacteria into the bloodstream. Researchers have also suggested that the positive results from fasting can help with brain function.

The 16/8 method

In this version, you only eat during an eight-hour period each day.

• Skip breakfast every day.

• Eat only during a set 8-hour period, such as between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. You should keep this time consistent every day. You should base these hours on when you need food for energy, such as when you’re at work and when you exercise. During these hours, you should eat mainly unprocessed, whole foods.

During your fasting period you can have coffee or tea, I just started having my homemade kombucha it seems to be working great for me while on my fasting, it is very important that you keep yourself hydrated with electrolytes, we found it to be more beneficial to hydrate with electrolyzed reduced water because of the high levels of active hydrogen, natural electrolytes, the structure of this water helps with flushing out inflammation and for recovery after a hard training session http://www.demo.drinknatureswater.com you need to drink 1 oz per pound of body weight, my wife and I if we feel a little hungry during our fasting we will have ¼ tsp of Himalayan sea salt with 20oz of electrolyzed reduced water sometimes 3 time per day.

The 18/6 method

The is the one my wife and I liked to do, it works well for us and our lifestyle, the protocol is similar to the 16/8 the only difference is we will finish or last meal around 6 pm and not have our next meal until 12 noon the next day, or first meal coming off or 18 hour fasting will also be a high dense nutritional meal organic we do not come off or fast and have any type of processed foods that is our choice, some people do and they still see the benefits we do not recommend that that type of foods.

Eat-stop-eat

In this version, you fast for 24 hours at a time.

•Once or twice a week, you don’t eat from dinner time to dinner time the next day. You fast for 24 hours straight. You can have coffee (no creamer) or tea be sure to hydrate with a good source of water like electrolyzed reduced water Free Ebook http://www.drinknatureswater.com 1oz of water per pound.

•You can follow your normal diet the other 5 to 6 days per week. You don’t need to count calories or restrict your diet on the non-fasting days, although you should stick to healthy foods as much as possible.
We also like doing this one a couple of times a week it seems that the magic starts when you do the 24 to 36-hour fasting.

The warrior diet

This version involves eating one meal per day.

•Fast for 20 hours per day. You can have coffee or tea during your fasting no creamer, no sugar of any kind even neutral sugars.

•Eat one large meal at night. You should eat veggies first, followed by protein (salmon wild caught) and then good raw fat. If you’re still hungry, you can eat carbohydrates (low glycemic). You can do this only after consuming those foods in the given order.

We have also done the warrior method, was not that hard had a lot of energy during the 20-hour fasting.

If you’re diabetic or hypoglycemic or has some type of heart issues you should be monitored by your health professional. One of the top Doctors in the field of diabetes uses intermittent fasting to reverse type 1 and 2 diabetes Dr. Jason Fung his book is The Obesity Code we recommend you read this before you begin your journey in intermittent fasting, especially if you have any of these medical issues.
Intermittent Fasting Is Highly Effective for Weight Loss

Intermittent fasting is a simple, that is relatively easy to stick to (4).

Studies have shown that when it comes to weight loss, intermittent fasting can be just as effective as traditional calorie restriction, if not more (5, 6, 7, 8).

In fact, a 2014 review found that intermittent fasting could help people lose an impressive 3–8% of their body weight in 3–24 weeks (9).

Moreover, a recent review concluded that in overweight and obese people, intermittent fasting may be a better approach to weight loss than very-low-calorie diets (10).

Interestingly, this approach to eating may also benefit your metabolism and metabolic health (1, 11, 12, 13).

BOTTOM LINE: Intermittent fasting is a powerful weight loss tool. It can also improve your metabolism and metabolic health.

How Intermittent Fasting Affects Your Cells and Hormones

When you fast, several things happen in your body on the cellular and molecular level.

For example, your body changes hormone levels to make stored body fat more accessible.

Your cells also initiate important repair processes, and change the expression of genes.

Here are some changes that occur in your body when you fast:

•Human Growth Hormone (HGH): The levels of growth hormone skyrocket, increasing as much as 5-fold. This has benefits for fat loss and muscle gain, to name a few (4, 5, 6, 7).

•Insulin: Insulin sensitivity improves and levels of insulin drop dramatically. Lower insulin levels make stored body fat more accessible (8).

•Cellular repair: When fasted, your cells initiate cellular repair processes. This includes autophagy, where cells digest and remove old and dysfunctional proteins that build up inside cells (9, 10)

•Gene expression: There are changes in the function of genes related to longevity and protection against disease (11, 12).
These changes in hormone levels, cell function and gene expression are responsible for the health benefits of intermittent fasting.

BOTTOM LINE: When you fast, human growth hormone levels go up and insulin levels go down. Your body’s cells also change the expression of genes and initiate important cellular repair processes.

Intermittent Fasting is a Very Powerful Weight Loss Tool

Weight loss is the most common reason that people try intermittent fasting (13).

By making you eat fewer meals, intermittent fasting can lead to an automatic reduction in calorie intake.

Additionally, intermittent fasting changes hormone levels to facilitate weight loss.

In addition to lower insulin and increased growth hormone levels, it increases release of the fat burning hormone norepinephrine (noradrenaline).

Because of these changes in hormones, short-term fasting may actually increase in metabolic rate by 3.6-14% (14, 15).

By helping you eat less (fewer calories in) and helping you burn more (more calories out), intermittent fasting causes weight loss by changing both sides of the calorie equation.

Studies show that intermittent fasting can be a very powerful weight loss tool. In a review study from 2014, it was shown to cause weight loss of 3-8% over periods of 3-24 weeks (1).

That is actually a very large amount compared to most weight loss studies.

According to this study, people also lost 4-7% of their waist circumference (1). This indicates that they lost significant amounts of the harmful belly fat that builds up around the organs and causes disease.

There is also one study showing that intermittent fasting causes less muscle loss than the more standard method of continuous calorie restriction (16).

However, keep in mind that the main reason this works, is that it helps you eat fewer calories overall. If you binge and eat massive amounts during the eating periods, then you may not lose any weight at all.

BOTTOM LINE: Intermittent fasting may boost metabolism slightly, while helping you eat fewer calories. It is a very effective way to lose weight and belly fat.

Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Many studies have been done on intermittent fasting, in both animals and humans.

These studies have shown that it can have powerful benefits for weight control and the health of your body and brain. Here are the main health benefits of intermittent fasting:

•Weight Loss: As mentioned above, intermittent fasting can help you lose weight and belly fat, without having to consciously restrict calories (1, 13).

•Insulin resistance: Intermittent fasting can reduce insulin resistance, lowering blood sugar by 3-6% and fasting insulin levels by 20-31% (1). This should protect against type 2 diabetes.

•Inflammation: Some studies show reductions in markers of inflammation, a key driver of many chronic diseases (17, 18, 19).

•Heart Health: Intermittent fasting may reduce LDL cholesterol, blood triglycerides, inflammatory markers, blood sugar and insulin resistance. These are all risk factors for heart disease (1, 20, 21).

•Cancer: Animal studies suggest that intermittent fasting may help prevent cancer (22, 23, 24, 25).

•Brain Health: Intermittent fasting increases a brain hormone called BDNF, and may aid the growth of new nerve cells (26, 27, 28). It may also protect against Alzheimer’s disease (29).

•Anti-aging: Intermittent fasting can extend lifespan in rats. Studies showed that fasted rats live as much as 36-83% longer (30, 31).

Keep in mind that the research is still in its early stages. Many of the studies were small, short in duration or conducted in animals.

Many questions have yet to be answered in higher quality human studies (32).

BOTTOM LINE:Intermittent fasting can have many benefits for your body and brain. It can cause weight loss, and may protect against type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. It may also help you live longer.

Intermittent Fasting Increases Several Fat Burning Hormones
Hormones are chemicals that act as messengers. They travel through your body to coordinate complicated functions such as growth and metabolism.

They also play an important role in the regulation of your weight. This is because they have a strong influence on your appetite, we do not worry about how many calories we eat during our eating window we do make sure we eat enough, protein, vegetables, and raw fats (14).

Intermittent fasting has been linked to improvements in the balance of some fat burning hormones. This could make it a helpful tool for weight management.

Insulin

Insulin is one of the main hormones involved in fat metabolism. It tells your body to store fat and also stops your body from breaking fat down.

Having chronically high levels of insulin can make it much harder to lose weight. High levels of insulin have also been linked to diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer (9, 15, 16).

Intermittent fasting has been shown to be just as effective as calorie-restricted diets for lowering your insulin level (17, 18, 19).

In fact, this eating style could reduce fasting insulin levels by 20–31% (9).
Human Growth Hormone

Fasting can cause a rise in blood levels of human growth hormone, an important hormone for promoting fat loss ( 20, 21).

Some studies have shown that in men, levels of human growth hormone may increase by as much as five-fold while fasting (22, 23).
Increases in blood levels of human growth hormone not only promote fat burning, but they also preserve muscle mass and have other
benefits (24).

However, women don’t always experience the same benefits from fasting as men do, and it’s not currently clear if women will see the same rise in human growth hormone.

Norepinephrine

Norepinephrine, a stress hormone that improves alertness and attention, is involved in the “fight or flight” response ( 25).
It has a variety of other effects on your body, one of which is telling your body’s fat cells to release fatty acids.
Increases in norepinephrine generally lead to larger amounts of fat being available for your body to burn.
Fasting leads to a rise in the amount of norepinephrine in your bloodstream (26, 27).

BOTTOM LINE: Fasting can help decrease insulin levels and boost blood levels of human growth hormone and norepinephrine. These changes can help you burn fat more easily and help you lose weight.

Intermittent Fasting Elevates your Metabolism

Severe calorie restriction over a long period can cause your metabolic rate to drop, as your body enters so-called starvation mode (or “adaptive thermogenesis”). Your body does this to conserve energy as a natural defense against starvation (33, 34).
This has been demonstrated dramatically in a study of people who lost large amounts of weight while participating in the Biggest Loser show on TV.

Participants followed a calorie-restricted diet and intense exercise regimen to lose large amounts of weight (35).

The study found that six years later, most of them had regained nearly all of the weight they had lost. However, their metabolic rates had not gone back up and remained around 500 calories lower than you would expect for their body size.

The study found that six years later, most of them had regained nearly all of the weight they had lost. However, their metabolic rates had not gone back up and remained around 500 calories lower than you would expect for their body size.
Other studies investigating the effects of calorie restriction on weight loss have found similar results. The drop in metabolism due to weight loss can amount to hundreds of calories per day (36, 37).

This confirms that “starvation mode” is real and can partly explain why many people who lose weight end up regaining it.
Given the short-term effects of fasting on hormones, it’s possible that intermittent fasting may reduce the drop in metabolic rate caused by long-term calorie restriction.

One small study showed that losing weight on an alternate-day fasting diet did not reduce metabolism over 22 days (17).

Intermittent Fasting Helps You Hold on to Muscle Mass

Muscle is metabolically active tissue that helps keep your metabolic rate high. This helps you burn more calories, even at rest (38, 39, 40).

Unfortunately, most people lose both fat and muscle when they lose weight (41).
It’s been claimed that intermittent fasting could preserve muscle mass better than calorie restriction due to its effect on fat burning hormones (42, 43).

In particular, the increase in human growth hormone observed during fasting could help preserve muscle mass, even if you’re losing weight (44).

A 2011 review found that intermittent fasting was more effective at retaining muscle during weight loss than a traditional, low-calorie diet (45).

However, results have been mixed. A more recent review found intermittent fasting and continuous calorie restriction to have similar effects on lean body mass (5, 46).

One recent study found no difference between the lean body mass of people who were fasting and people on continuous calorie restriction after eight weeks. However, at 24 weeks, those in the fasting group had lost less lean body mass (6).

My wife and I are baby boomers we train 6 days per week we do interval strength training power lifting, since we have been doing intermittent fasting for the last 8 months and added a couple of 24 hr fasting a week we have seen an increase in our daily energy as well during one of our hard training session, we have put on more muscle mass and lowered our body fat, for us we see no reduction of muscle mass.

What helps us is the type of water that we are hydrating with electrolyzed reduced water that is structured to reduced inflammation and is our recovery drink http://www.demo.drinknatureswater.com , we feel this is one of the main factors of why we are not losing muscle mass, this goes along the growth hormone production during the fasting period.

We recommend people to buy both of Dr. Jason Fung books The Obesity Code and The Complete Guide to Fasting by reading these two books you will get a better Idea why intermittent fasting works so well, you will have a better chance of being successful on your fasting.

Documentation will always over rule conversation.

Dr.Jason Fung

Great before and after pictures of my wife and I check this blog post out
https://drinknatureswater.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/intermittent-fasting-for-losing-body-fat-and-good-gut-health-a-healthy-lifestyle/

Bill & Emily Mabry 6A
Wellness Coach/ Strength and Conditioning Coach/CMHS
http://www.drinknatureswater@gmail.com
Free Ebook http://www.drinknatureswater.com

Two of the most powerful protocols for losing that unwanted body fat.

Two of the most powerful protocols for losing that unwanted body fat.

Research has shown the power of intermittent fasting and Eletrolyzed reduced water as being two very powerful protocols to turn your body into a fat burning machine.

Electrolyzed reduced water demo.drinknatureswater.com

Two very powerful weight loss protocols combine them you will turn into a fat burning machine, research shows this as being true, you might want to try it for a couple weeks it will cost you nothing to try and you will actually save money.

Research

Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss w/ Jason Fung, MD

Documentation will always over rule conversation

https://drinknatureswater.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/intermittent-fasting-for-losing-body-fat-and-good-gut-health-a-healthy-lifestyle/
Drink Water (Electrolyzed reduced water)

Drink a lot of water –Molecular Hydrogen water is better (R)…Hydrogen water increases FGF21, which results in burning of brown fat (R).
See: Water Drinking Induces Thermogenesis through Osmosensitive Mechanisms.

Researchers have estimated that 2 liters (68 oz) of water per day can make you burn an additional 96 calories (R).

Bill & Emily Mabry 6A
Wellness Coach/Strength and conditioning coach/CMHS
Free Ebook http://www.drinknatureswater.com
http://www.drinknatureswater@gmail.com

The Highway of Life: Your Digestive Tract (Good Gut Health)

The Highway of Life: Your Digestive Tract (Good Gut Health)

Good gut health one of the keys to win the war on cancer

The right type of water you are drinking plays a huge roll in digestion and overall daily cleansing of your body, it has to have the structure and it needs to have active hydrogen in it, a very powerful antioxidant to help the body to naturalize free radicals daily, here is a short video showing you how toxic the water is you and your family are drinking http://www.demo.drinknatureswater.com

Your digestive tract is your Highway of Life. If you don’t understand how to drive on this highway, you may have a fatal crash or at least a long, bumpy, painful ride. So, put yourself in the driver’s seat and get ready to learn where the bulk of your immune system lives and where the fate of your health resides.

How a Healthy Immune System Detects Cancer Cells https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmLttTOY2CE

Teaching Your Immune System to Recognize Cancer and Eliminate it – Dr. Rashid Buttar

Two of the most important things you need to know to have a healthy gut in order to prevent diseases like cancer.

1.Change the type of water your family is drinking to Electrolyzed reduced water Free Ebook http://www.drinknatureswater.com your drinking water is toxic to your body http://www.demo.drinknatureswater.com
2.You have to feed your gut fresh live probiotic and digestive enzymes with homemade organic kefir, kombucha, cultured fermented vegetables daily, if we want to win the war on cancer the public needs to educate themselves on how important good gut health is, your doctors do not want you to know about this.

Digestion is a Physical and Chemical Process

The digestive tract is 25 to 30 feet long and will process 60,000 to 100,000 pounds of food during your lifetime!

The four primary functions of the digestive tract include:
1. Secretion: Producing digestive enzymes and preparing food for absorption.
2. Motor/Peristaltic Movement: Transporting food through the digestive system from the front door to the back door.
3. Absorption: Assimilation of nutrients released through digestion.
4. Elimination: Disposal of toxic waste products.

Before explaining your amazing digestive tract, I would like to say it is not how much you eat that matters, but what you eat. And not just what you eat, but what you digest, it is not about consumption it is all about absorption.

Most people have a congested, toxic digestive tract lined with a thick mucoprotein, which makes it incapable of properly breaking down foodstuffs.

Your gut is unhealthy over ran by bad gut bacteria due to the western diet, and all the environment toxins you are consuming daily, you have to have a way detoxify yourself each and every day with the right type of structured water check this short video out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LNk9bc2Vvc

In fact, most people digest only 20% of their food.

However, with gentle daily cleansing, a whole plant-based diet, and structured water http://www.demo.drinknatureswater.com , digestion is increased to 80% or more. This is because of the improved digestive capabilities and restored immune system through the proper assimilation of nutrients and the elimination of toxic waste.

Just the sight, smell, or thought of food can trigger the release of digestive juices − the initial phase of digestion. Saliva from the sublingual and sub-maxillary glands is produced in the mouth and contain ptyalin, which changes some of the food starches into sugar.

Do not make the mistake that many people make…

The selection of fresh, raw, whole food is the most important factor. The next factor is do not drink any fluids when you are eating a main meal. By doing this you will disrupted the digestive juices from doing their job, you will not absorb the majority of your nutrients. Here is a great tip to help increase your absorption of nutrients. A half hour before you eat have a big glass of electrolyzed reduced water from an Enagic electrolysis device wait 30 min after you have eaten then start drinking your re-structured water(electrolyzed reduced water).

Where Does Digestion Start? Or Better Yet, When?

There are six salivary glands, three on each side of the face. Salivary secretion is normally a reflex of psychic and physical stimuli. The enzyme in saliva is called ptyalin and is an amylase, which acts on starch. It also helps trigger gastric juices and makes the passage of food through the esophagus (throat) smoother.

Ingested food is broken into small particles by the teeth. The more you chew your food, the smaller the particles; the smaller the particles, the easier it is for enzymes to release the trapped nutrients. Before swallowing, chew your food thoroughly or digestion becomes incomplete before you’ve even started.

There is a saying that I live by, “To live Healthy to 100… Drink your solids and chew your liquids.”

The next process is swallowing your food. The food you’re swallowing is called a bolus because of its ball-like shape. As the tongue pushes the bolus back into the throat, you stop breathing. The epiglottis – otherwise known as the “trap door” – automatically closes the larynx, a funnel-shaped structure leading to the esophagus. The esophagus is the passageway to the stomach. When the esophagus is empty, it is flattened from front to back. It is 10 inches long and attaches the pharynx to the stomach.

The esophagus, like the rest of the digestive tract, has layers of circular and vertical muscles that produce a squeezing, rippling action called peristalsis. Peristalsis is similar to the movement of a snake. Food takes 10 seconds to go from the throat to the stomach. Have you noticed you can swallow food, and minutes later have or feel like you could have a bowel movement? This is called the ripple effect and is normal in babies and adults who have healthy digestive tracts.

The stomach is a pear-shaped elastic bag that can hold up to 2.5 liters/quarts of food when moderately filled, but it can hold 5 liters/quarts when full. You must avoid overloading the stomach; this is a silent killer for most of the population. Honey, are you full yet?!

The Role of the Stomach in Digestion

The stomach has two main purposes: storage and preliminary digestion. Food remains in the stomach for 2 to 4 hours, but very little nutrient absorption takes place in the stomach. The digestive liquids in the stomach, the chemical part of digestion are hydrochloric acid, pepsin, and renin. The bolus is then broken down by a chemical and physical action like that of a washing machine.

The physical action created by the stomach is created by the musculature called ruggae. The ruggae contract the bolus (swallowed food) down into what we call chyme (liquid found in the stomach). These digestive liquids help to break the food down into small components, which neutralize the salivary juices and kill most harmful bacteria and parasites.

A healthy stomach is like a guard dog against unwelcome parasitic invaders. The stomach has 3 layers of muscles contracting in different directions, which also aids the breaking down of the bolus.
Note: We take in parasites each and everyday, whether or not they set up home will depend on whether you vibrate and live at their level.

Carbohydrates will leave the stomach in less time than proteins or fats because these substances are harder to digest.
Traveling Through the Intestines

This is why it is so important to change the type of water you are drinking to electrolyzed reduced water, you see all those bottle water, filtered tap water, RO water, and those so called healthy health food stores alkaline water are all toxic to the body, they all have man made minerals added to the water to make it alkaline, guys your body is not stupide, it will only absorb the natural minerals from your ground water that also has trace minerals, your body needs a bank account of these alkaline minerals to help with this next step (bicarbonates).. Check out this video that shows not all alkaline waters are the same https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwaUAXKJcKw

As food leaves the stomach it reaches the pyloric sphincter muscle valve. This muscle regulates the flow of chyme into the duodenum allowing in only small amounts of food at a time. The length from the pyloric sphincter to the anus is 6 times longer than its owner (approximately 30 feet long). The horseshoe duodenum makes up the first 10 inches of the small intestine.

There are 3 parts to the small intestine: The duodenum, jejunum and the ileum. The length of the small intestine is 23 feet (7 meters) in length. It begins at the pyloric sphincter, which is at the bottom of the stomach and ends at the Ileocecal valve, the beginning of the large intestine.

The diameter of the small intestine at the pyloric sphincter is 1-3/8 inches (or 4 centimeters) and 1 inch (or 2.5 centimeters) at the Ileocecal valve.

Food is mixed with an alkaline solution in the mouth, becomes acid in the stomach and then alkaline in the small intestine and slightly acidic in the colon. The chyme entering the duodenum is full of hydrochloric acid, which is neutralized by alkaline digestive liquids. The hormone secretion is released by the duodenum and jejunum due to the stimulation of hydrochloric acid. This secretion helps to release the flow of bile and pancreatic liquids, which in turn further the breakdown of chyme, preparing it for absorption into the lymphatic system and portal vein.

Pancreatic liquids coming from the pancreas are protease for proteins, lipase for fats and amylase for starches. Bile is produced by the liver, stored in the gall bladder, and dumped into the small intestine for the breakdown of fats. Bile prepares the fats, so that the enzyme lipase can complete its digestion. Trypsin completes the digestion of proteins, and amylopsin completes the digestion of starches in the small intestine.

The small intestine has hair-like tentacles (villi), which stick out of the intestinal wall. These hair-like tentacles (similar to the shag in a shag carpet) are responsible for the movements and the absorption of the smaller food particles and nutrients.

For every square inch of intestinal wall, there are 3,500 villi. An improper diet can destroy these hair-like structures, which therefore destroys the potential for nutrient absorption. This is serious as it can lead to premature aging and death.

Substances Harmful to Your Intestinal Villi
• Chemicals
• Additives
• Hot Drinks
• Fatty Foods
• Fried Food
• Starches
• Sugar
• Processed & GMO Foods
• Pharmaceutical Drugs
• Antibiotics
• Vaccinations
• Alcohol

These substances are all destructive to villi. Destruction of villi can lead to major intestinal complications.

The peristaltic action is the alternate contraction and relaxation of the intestinal muscle tissue. This action breaks up and transports food and occurs every 2 to 3 seconds in the small intestine, but slows down as we get closer to the Ileocecal valve, which is the one-way door to the large intestine.

The villi separate, categorize, and distribute the nutrients. The lymphatic system carries the fat away from the digestive system and the blood vessels transport digestive protein and carbohydrates to the liver. The leftover acid residue spills over into the large intestine, aiding in the prevention of putrefactive bacteria.

After digestion is complete in the small intestine, the digested food moves through the one-way Ileocecal valve at the beginning of the large intestine. This valve helps to prevent a back-up of bad bacteria, parasites, and putrefactive material from entering the ileum.

The cecum is 2-1/8 inches (6 cm) in length and 3 inches (7 ½ cm) wide. The cecum is very tenacious; the toughest part of the colon. This is a major breeding ground for parasites. The length of the large intestine is 5-7 feet long.

The Role of Your Large Intestine in Digestion

The main function of the large intestine is the formation and excretion of feces from the body. There are two parts to the large intestine – the right and left half.

The right half: includes the cecum, ascending colon, and half way across the transverse part of the colon. It’s concerned with the completion of digestion and absorption of food.

The left half: includes the left side of the transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum. It’s responsible for storage and excretion of the intestinal debris.

The undigested food that may escape through the Ileocecal valve is broken down in the ascending and right side of the transverse colon. Water is readily absorbed by the colon, which is excreted 20 minutes later by the kidneys. As the debris reaches the mid-way point of the transverse, it loses its fluid-like consistency and turns into a semi mush-like substance.

The ascending colon is approximately 8 inches (or 20 centimeters) in length and it precedes the cecum. It passes in front of the right kidney and below the liver and gallbladder, where it becomes the hepatic flexure, which turns into the transverse colon running across the abdomen, from right to left under the stomach.

When you see someone with a spare tire, beer belly, or “the roll” − it is mainly the transverse colon falling down and out, just like your energy and your health.

The transverse colon is approximately 20 inches (or 40 to 50 cm) long and runs to the splenic flexure. When the debris reaches the splenic flexure it is a semi-solid. At the splenic flexure the colon makes a right angle going downward towards the left hip. When food reaches the halfway point of the descending colon, which is in line with your belly button, it is in a solid state in front of the left kidney.

The descending colon is approximately 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm) in length. From the descending colon, the debris enters the sigmoid, which is approximately 16 inches (40 cm) long. The sigmoid is horseshoe in shape, making a right turn into the groin region. From the sigmoid the debris enters the rectum, which is approximately 4 to 5 inches (10 to 12 cm) in length.

The diameter of the rectum, when empty, is 2 inches (5 cm). When full, its diameter is 3 to 4 inches (7.5 to 10 cm). There are two sphincters in the rectum; these are the internal and external sphincters. These sphincters control the outlet and inlet of the anal canal. The internal sphincter, you do not control, it is involuntary and the external is voluntary, which you do control.
The feces are made up of waste from the blood, mucus, epithelium tissue, bacteria, and undigested residue of food.
Colon Function and Digestion

The colon is an endocrine organ; it directly influences the activity of the pancreas and other digestive organs. Gentle daily cleansing establishes and helps maintain proper balance in the process of secretion, digestion, and detoxification.

The major absorption function of the colon is found to be the conservation of water; however, recent animal and human studies indicates that short chain fatty acids, ammonia, and other bacteria metabolites are also absorbed. The amount absorbed is linked to the salt and water absorption, bowel habits, excretion of toxic substances. and metabolism.

On the average, 20 ounces of digested food pass into the colon each day.

About 16 ounces of this is water and minerals, which should be absorbed into the bloodstream, but this is not the case in the majority of the population. The majority of the population absorbs excessive amounts of toxins and putrefactive material. This is generally due to lack of proper knowledge and training on gentle daily cleansing to protect the organ that houses the majority of your immune system − the large intestine.

So now that you understand the importance of this highway, put yourself in the driver’s seat to become the Master of Your Health and you will finally have the trip of a lifetime filled with joy and bliss.
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Bill & Emily Mabry
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The difference between calories in and calories out and intermittent fasting for weight loss.

The difference between calories in and calories out and intermittent fasting for weight loss.

My wife and I have been in the health and wellness industry for almost 4 decades, I am a Wellness Coach/strength and conditioning coach/CMHS, we also competed in building so we have experienced the brutal 12-week diet down before you go on stage, obviously we do have a lot of experience and knowledge, to our surprised when it comes to weight loss we were doing it all wrong all these years. We have used the western weight loss program calories in calories out diet, the problem was it was too hard to keep consistent with watching what you eat writing down how many calories you have eaten that day, is this what I have to do this the rest of my life. Come to find out the calorie in calorie out diet does not work long term, yes you will lose weight at first but the body is not stupide, once it figures out what you are doing it shuts down, your weight loss levels out and 99.9% of you will fail, over the years I have seen some of my past clients that I have helped in the pass to lose weight and in a few months, they have gain their weight back and more. Here is a before and after picture of me, the before picture is me on a western diet at 57 years old the after picture is me at 65 years old on intermittent fasting, what is cool no counting calories, on the days I eat I don’t stress out what I should be eating on my eating window which is 6 to 8 hours of eating, my wife and I have been doing this for about 9 months we choose to eat 95% of or vegetables raw uncooked and toxic free, we get 90% of our protein from vegetables, no red meat, mainly wild caught salmon twice a week, we do homemade kefir, kombucha, and fermented cultured vegetables for our probiotics, digestive enzymes and huge amounts of B vitamins in or kefir, the only over the counter supplement we take is a vegetable protein powder that is cold pressed, basically we no longer spend money on buying supplements, we are now saving a ton of money. We also choose to come off of our brunch fasting that we do daily with a very high nutritional dense meal, some people don’t worry about what they eat, so they will do a western meal like bacon, eggs hash browns, pancakes etc, they are still getting great results, during their eating window they eat whatever they want no counting calories, we choose to eat nutritionally dense foods and besides our body’s feel better after we have eaten.

Science has been showing that calorie in and calorie out does not work, science has been showing intermittent fasting does work short and long term for losing that unwanted belly fat, intermittent fasting has so many health benefits for our bodies, please read on you will see why calorie in and calorie out diets do not work and way intermittent fasting has worked for centuries.

Picture before and after

Dr. Jason Fung

Perhaps one of the most common questions we get is what the difference is between calorie restriction and fasting. Many calorie enthusiasts say that fasting works, but only because it restricts calories. In essence, they are saying that only the average matters, not the frequency. But, of course, the truth is nothing of its kind. So, let’s deal with this thorny problem.

The weather in Death Valley, California should be perfect with a yearly average temperature is 25 Celsius. Yet, most residents would hardly call the temperature idyllic. Summers are scorching hot, and winters are uncomfortably cold.

You can easily drown crossing a river that, on average, is only 2 feet deep. If most of the river is 1 foot deep and one section is 10 feet deep, then you will not safely cross. Jumping off a 1-foot wall 1000 times is far different than jumping off a 1000-foot wall once.

In a week’s weather, there is a huge difference between having 7 grey, drizzling days with 1 inch of rain each and having 6 sunny, gorgeous days with 1 day of heavy thundershowers.

It’s obvious in all these examples that overall averages only tell one part of the tale, and often, understanding frequency is paramount. So why would we assume that reducing 300 calories per day over 1 week is the same as reducing 2100 calories over a single day? The difference between the two is the knife-edge between success and failure.

The portion control strategy of constant caloric reduction is the most common dietary approach recommended by nutritional authorities for both weight loss and type 2 diabetes. Advocates suggest that reducing daily caloric consumption by 500 calories will trigger weight loss of approximately one pound of fat per week.

The American Diabetes Association’s main dietary recommendation suggests to “focus on diet, physical activity, and behavioral strategies to achieve a 500–750 kcal/day energy deficit.” The ‘portion control’ advice to reduce calories has been fairly standard since the 1970s. This reduction is average calories should be spread consistently throughout the day, rather than all at once. Dieticians often counsel patients to eat four, five or six times a day. There are calorie labels on restaurant meals, packaged food, and beverages. There are charts for calorie counting, calorie counting apps, and hundreds of calorie counting books. Even with all this, success is as rare as humility in a grizzly bear.

After all, who hasn’t tried to portion control strategy of weight loss. Does it work? Just about never. Data from the United Kingdom indicate that conventional advice succeeds in 1 in 210 obese men and 1 in 124 obese women (4). That is a failure rate of 99.5%, and that number is even worse for morbid obesity. So, whatever else you may believe, constant caloric reduction does NOT work. This is an empirically proven fact. Worse, it has also been proven in the bitter tears of a million believers.

But why doesn’t it work? For the same reason the contestants of The Biggest Loser could not keep their weight off – metabolic slowdown.
Starvation Mode

The Biggest Loser is a long running American TV reality show that pits obese contestants against one another in a bid to lose the most weight. The weight loss regimen is a calorie-restricted diet calculated to be approximately 70% of their energy requirements, typically 1200-1500 calories per day. This is combined with an intensive exercise regimen typically far in excess of two hours daily.

This is the classic ‘Eat Less, Move More’ approach endorsed by all the nutritional authorities, which is why The Biggest Loser diet scores third on the 2015 USA Today’s ranking of best weight loss diets. And, it does work, in the short term. The average weight loss that season was 127 pounds over 6 months. Does it work long-term? Season two’s contestant Suzanne Mendonca said it best when she stated that there is never a reunion show because “We’re all fat again”.

Their Resting Metabolic Rates (RMR), the energy needed to keep the heart pumping, the lungs breathing, your brain thinking, your kidneys detoxing etc., drops like a piano out of a 20 story building. Over six months, their basal metabolism dropped by an average of 789 calories. Simply stated, they are burning 789 calories less per day every day.

As metabolism drops, weight loss plateaus. Caloric reduction has forced the body has shut down in order to match the lowered caloric intake. Once expenditure drops below intake, you start the even more familiar weight regain. Ba Bam! Weight is regained despite dietary compliance with the caloric restriction and even as your friends and family silently accuse you of cheating on your diet. Goodbye reunion show. Even after six years, the metabolic rate does not recover .

All of this is completely predictable. This metabolic slowdown has been scientifically proven for over 50 years. In the 1950s Dr. Ancel Key’s famous Minnesota Starvation Study placed volunteers on a ‘semi-starvation’ diet of 1500 calories per day. This represented a 30% caloric reduction from their previous diet. In response, their basal metabolic rate dropped about 30%. They felt cold, tired, and hungry. When they resumed their typical diet, all their weight came right back.

Caloric restriction diets only work in the short-term, before basal metabolism falls in response. This is sometimes called ‘starvation mode’. Daily calorie restriction fails because it unerringly put you into metabolic slowdown. It’s a guarantee. Reversing type 2 diabetes relies upon burning off the body’s excess glucose, so the daily calorie-restricted diet will not work.

The secret to long-term weight loss is to maintain your basal metabolism. What doesn’t put you into starvation mode? Actual starvation! Or at least the controlled version, intermittent fasting.

Fasting triggers numerous hormonal adaptations that do NOT happen with simple caloric reduction. Insulin drops precipitously, helping prevent insulin resistance. Noradrenalin rises, keeping metabolism high. Growth hormone rises, maintaining lean mass.

Over four days of continuous fasting, basal metabolism does not drop. Instead, it increased by 12%. Neither did exercise capacity, as measured by the VO2, decrease, but is instead maintained. In another study, twenty-two days of alternate daily fasting also does not result in any decrease in RMR.

Why does this happen? Imagine we are cavemen. It’s winter and food is scarce. If our bodies go into ‘starvation mode’, then we would become lethargic, with no energy to go out and find food. Each day the situation gets worse and eventually we die. Nice. The human species would have become extinct long ago if our bodies slow down each time we didn’t eat for a few hours.

No, instead, during fasting, the body opens up its ample supply of stored food – body fat! Yeah! Basal metabolism stays high, and instead we change fuel sources from food, to stored food (or body fat). Now we have enough energy to go out and hunt some woolly mammoth.

During fasting, we first burn glycogen stored in the liver. When that is finished, we use body fat. Oh, hey, good news – there’s plenty of fat stored here. Burn, baby burn. Since there is plenty of fuel, there is no reason for basal metabolism to drop. And that’s the difference between long-term weight loss, and a lifetime of despair. That’s the knife edge between success and failure.

Fasting is effective where simple caloric reduction is not. What is the difference? Obesity is a hormonal, not a caloric imbalance. Fasting provides beneficial hormonal changes that happen during fasting are entirely prevented by the constant intake of food. It is the intermittency of the fasting that makes it so much more effective.

Intermittent Fasting vs Calorie Restriction

The beneficial hormonal adaptations that occur during fasting are completely different from simple calorie restriction. The reduction of insulin and insulin resistance in intermittent fasting plays a key role.

The phenomenon of resistance depends not only upon hyperinsulinemia, but also upon the persistence of those elevated levels. The intermittent nature of fasting helps to prevent the development of insulin resistance. Keeping insulin levels low for extended periods of time prevents the resistance.

Studies have directly compared daily caloric restriction with intermittent fasting, while keeping weekly calorie intake similar. A 30% fat, Mediterranean style diet with constant daily caloric restriction was compared to the same diet with severe restriction of calories on two days of the week.

Over six months, weight and body fat loss did not differ. But there were important hormonal differences between the two strategies. Insulin levels, the key driver of insulin resistance and obesity in the longer term, was initially reduced on a calorie restriction but soon plateaued. However, during intermittent fasting, insulin levels continued to drop significantly. This leads to improved insulin sensitivity with fasting only, despite similar total caloric intake. Since type 2 diabetes is a disease of hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance, the intermittent fasting strategy will succeed where caloric restriction will not. It is the intermittency of the diet that makes it effective.

Recently, a second trial directly compared zero-calorie alternate-day fasting and daily caloric restriction in obese adults. The Caloric Reduction as Primary (CRaP) strategy was designed to subtract 400 calories per day from the estimated energy requirements of participants.

The ADF group ate normally on eating days, but ate zero calories every other day. The study lasted 24 weeks.

What were the conclusions? First, the most important conclusion was that this was a safe and effective therapy that anybody could reasonably follow. In terms of weight lost, fasting did better, but only marginally. This is consistent with most studies, where, in the short term, any decent diet produces weight loss. However, the devil is in the details. The truncal fat loss, which reflects the more dangerous visceral fat,was almost twice as good with fasting as opposed to CRaP. In fat mass %, there is almost 6 times (!) the amount of loss of fat using fasting

The other big concern is that fasting will ‘burn muscle’. Some opponents claim (without any evidence) that you lost 1/4 pound of muscle for every single day of fasting you do. Considering I fast at least 2 days a week, and have done so for years, I estimate my muscle percentage should be just about 0%, and I shouldn’t even have enough muscle to type these words. Funny how that didn’t happen. But anyway, what happened in that study? The CRaP group lost statistically significant amounts of lean mass, but not the IF group. Yes, there is LESS lean muscle loss. Maybe it has to do with all the growth hormone and nor adrenalin being pumped out.

Lean mass % increased by 2.2% with fasting and only 0.5% with CRaP. In other words, fasting is 4 times better at preserving lean mass. So much of that old ‘fasting burns the muscle’.

What happens to basal metabolism? that’s what determines long term success. If you look at the change in Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). Using CRaP, basal metabolism dropped by 76 calories per day. Using fasting, it only dropped 29 calories per day (which is not statistically significant compared to baseline). In other words, daily caloric reduction causes almost 2 1/2 times as much metabolic slowdown as fasting! So much for that old ‘Fasting puts you into starvation mode’.

Fasting has been used throughout human history as a tremendously effective method of controlling obesity. By contrast, the portion control strategy of daily caloric restriction has only been recommended for the last 50 years with stunning failure. Yet, conventional advice to reduce a few calories every day persists and fasting is continually belittled as an outdated, dangerous practice akin to blood-letting and voodoo. The study reports that “Importantly, ADF was not associated with an increased risk for weight regain”. Holy S***. That’s the Holy Grail, Man! The whole problem is obesity and The Biggest Loser is WEIGHT REGAIN, not initial weight loss.

Weight regain differed during fasting vs CRaP. The fasting group tended to regain lean mass and continue to lose fat, while CRaP group gained both fat and lean mass. Part of the issue was that the fasting group reported that they often continued to fast even after the study was done. Of course! It is easier than they though, with better results. Only an idiot would stop. One of the very fascinating things is that ghrelin (the hunger hormone) goes up with CRaP but does NOT during fasting. We’ve known forever that dieting makes you hungrier. It’s not a matter of willpower – it’s a hormonal fact of life – the ghrelin goes up and you are hungrier. However, fasting does not increase hunger. Fascinating. No wonder it’s easier to keep the weight off! You’re less hungry.

Calorie restriction diets ignore the biological principle of homeostasis – the body’s ability to adapt to changing environments. Your eyes adjust whether you are in a dark room or bright sunlight. Your ears adjust if you are in a loud airport or a quiet house.
The same applies to weight loss. Your body adapts to a constant diet by slowing metabolism. Successful dieting requires an intermittent strategy, not a constant one. Restricting some foods all the time (portion control) differs from restricting all foods someof the time (intermittent fasting). This is the crucial difference between failure and success.

So here’s your choices:

1.Caloric Reduction as Primary: less weight loss (bad), more lean mass loss (bad), less visceral fat loss (bad), harder to keep weight off (bad), hungrier (bad), higher insulin (bad), more insulin resistance (bad), perfect track record over 50 years unblemished by success (bad)

2.Intermittent Fasting: More weight loss, more lean mass gain, more visceral fat loss, less hunger, been used throughout human history, lower insulin, less insulin resistance.

Almost every medical society, doctor, dietician, and mainstream media will tell you to use choice #1. I prefer to tell people to take choice #2.

Suggested book to read The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung

A very important tip, before you start your intermittent fasting ( intermittent fasting is not a ketogenic diet nor is it a diet it is a lifestyle) you need to change the type of water you and your family drinks, think about this your body is 75% water most of the public are drinking bottle water tap water and those so called alkaline waters you buy at health foods store, the media social media has been telling you guys for years that those water are full of toxic chemicals that are slowly poisoning your family and can cause cancer, and yet the public look the other way check out this short video that will show the truth about the water you are drinking http://www.demo.drinknatureswater.com if it makes since msg we will let you try electrolyzed reduced water for free with no obligation for a couple weeks.

Calorie deception Dr. Jason Fung

Bill & Emily Mabry 6A
Wellness Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coach/CMHS
http://www.drinknatureswater@gmail.com
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