January 2011


Type Of Exercise

Calories Per Hour

Sleeping 55
Eating 85
Sewing 85
Knitting 85
Sitting 85
Standing 100
Driving 110
Office Work 140
Housework, moderate 160+
Golf, with trolley 180
Golf, without trolley 240
Gardening, planting 250
Dancing, ballroom 260
Walking, 3mph 280
Table Tennis 290
Gardening, hoeing etc. 350
Tennis 350+
Water Aerobics 400
Skating/blading 420+
Dancing, aerobic 420+
Aerobics 450+
Bicycling, moderate 450+
Jogging, 5mph 500
Gardening, digging 500
Swimming, active 500+
Cross country ski machine

500+

Hiking 500+
Step Aerobics 550+
Rowing 550+
Power Walking 600+
Cycling, studio 650
Squash 650+
Skipping with rope 700+
Running 700+

The subject of aging is wholly fascinating, because firstly, it happens to every one of us, and we cannot avoid it.  Secondly, it seems to be happening to our societies at a faster rate.

“Stop there,” you’ll say, “our longevity has increased over the last hundred years.”

Yes, that is true from a medical standpoint.  Many people used to die from definite sanitary and hygiene catastrophes.  London’s River Thames literally ceased to flow from its unfortunate load of human excrement.

Are We Aging Well Today?

Let’s focus purely on aging itself which is our topic, from a Biblical account. From this perspective you would conclude that we are actually losing ground.

After the deluge of Noah’s flood, man’s lifespan was downgraded to 125 years, and science tells us today that there is no reason on a cellular level, why we cannot easily achieve this — so why don’t we achieve it?

Anthropology Also Compels Us To Believe That Many Societies Today Actually Do Live In Excess Of 100 Years!

One of the most notable would be the “Cave Dwellers” of China.  These people are actually despised outcasts of society, as yes, they do live in caves of their own construction.

Their most famous moment was when Mao Ze Dong hid among them before he came to power, and was in refuge from Chiang Kai Shek.  These people are a little hard to ignore, because it is estimated that there are 25,000,000 of them with an average lifespan of 120 years.

Obviously their lifestyle is completely different from ours in the west, which seems to slow down atrophy of their cells.  So to track down what damages cells, we need to call again on medical research.

It appears that the comon denominator is a process called glyco-sy-lation.  Glyce relates to glucose,  sy  is a synthesis,  ation means a reaction.  So we have a glucose synthesis reaction.  In other words, our cells go hard like toffee and then we grow old.

Is there something we do to glycosylate the cells, that the cave dwellers don’t?  Yes, we consume copious amounts of sugar, which hardens our cells and makes them malfunction.

ALERT! We Now Consume Approximately 100 kg Per Annum Of Sugar For Every Man, Woman and Child. The Human Tolerance Level Is Actually 4-5 kg Per Annum.

Sugar is the single most aging factor in existence, if only from the volume we consume.  For example, blood pressure:  as we move and walk and climb, the harder we push ourselves, the faster our blood needs to circulate.

Of necessity our arteries expand to cope with the rush.  What happens then if the arterial cells are glycosylated, and the tissue cannot expand readily?

The blood is confined and trapped in a narrow passage that is no longer flexible but rigid.  The blood pressure rises as the heart seeks to meet the functional demand by pushing.  This is an excellent recipe for rupturing an artery, leading to stroke or myocardial infarction.

Is there a way of stopping this?  Yes, stop eating sugary foods (sugar and all it’s derivatives such as maltodextrin, fructose, sucrose, etc) and drinks.

Can we reverse glycosylation?  Most of us, as we turn cells over, replace the present cells with inferior cells, hence the aging effect.  We must feed our cells and not damage them, so that cell replacement will be by superior, stronger cells rather than damaged weakened cells.

How can we begin to reverse aging?

1.    Understand that it is possible — providing you want to change direction
2.    Stop eating sugar!!!
3.    Stop eating processed foods and drinks!!!
4.    Eat good quality, living foods constantly, never an exception
5.    Use worthwhile recipes from suitable cook books
6.    Find a health professional such as a Nutritionist or Naturopath, and get coached — seriously!!

More info in “Information On Healthy Aging (Ageing) Part Two”

Allergies derive their name from substances known as Allergens which include any substance that may trigger an allergic response.

These are usually defined by four types of responses:

  1. Skin Allergies:  commonly this includes
    1. Eczema – a dryness and flaking of the skin
    2. Dermatitis – a swelling of the skin
    3. Urticaria – a red swelling which really irritates, and can develop all over the body with large and lumpy welts
  2. Eye and Ear allergies: This reflects in soreness and weeping, severe swelling, irritation and redness of the eye.  Also watering of the ear, itching of the ear, and sometimes discharge.
  3. Nasal allergies:  The person may suffer continually with runny nose, stuffy nose and sneezing, with no apparent reason.  This is called Perennial Rhinitis. One patient suffered dreadfully with this from quite a young age, even to the point of several severe nose bleeds a day.  When I discovered the cause, all of the symptoms dropped away quickly and dramatically, as we applied effective strategies.
  4. Food allergies/Intolerance:  If abdominal pain followed by nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, are one’s experience, then they have intolerances.  We would also include in this, swollen tongue, lips, irritated gums and teeth.  Plus other manifestations such as rashes, boils and acne.

Of course, such an intolerance may very well erupt in Asthma or Bronchitis and Lung Infections.

These are included under Food Allergies because they are often triggered after eating particular foods.

Furthermore, Psychological Difficulties May Occur, e.g. Loss Of Coordination, Outrageous Behaviour, Anger, Frustration etc.  Also, Bedwetting And Even Cystitis.

The most severe food intolerance, and possibly the most alarming, results in Anaphylactic Shock.

This is becoming far more frequent, especially in children, and may literally kill the sufferer.  The airways swell and block, the blood pressure falls rapidly and suffocation or myocardial infarction (heart attack via interruption of blood supply, coronary thrombosis) may occur.

And all of this because the person reacts to a certain food.

We may be directed into asking two relevant questions:

  1. “How could food be that powerful?”
  2. “Are there poisons in the food?”

Could Food Be More Influential On The Body, Or More Powerful Than Drugs?

Yes!  Food is very influential, and in many cases, more powerful than drugs, when used in appropriate situations.

Yes!  Foods are poisoned, preserved, denatured and enhanced.

Yes!  This is a problem, but the main problem tends to completely escape the notice of many practitioners.

In western societies, our immune systems are becoming weaker.  Allergens are always present in the form of pollens, dust, mites, bacteria, etc, but we are created to completely repel these with ease.

It is as we get weaker, that we become so susceptible.

So What Is Making Us So Weak?

What we are doing as a culture is potentially encouraging the proliferation of overwhelming amounts of fungus in our system.  Consider these:

  1. Skin allergies:  If fungus grows across the skin, it will cast down roots and bed in.  The host will not feel this happening, and it will only manifest when either a growth spurt or something else has caused a die-off of the spores.  Either way, it will be highly irritating.  It has weakened our epidermis, and is simply an incidence waiting for a trigger.
  2. Eye and ear allergies:  Fungus wants to live in warm damp cavities, where there is plenty of food.  The human body fits the criteria very nicely, and so goes in and around the eye and down through the ear canals.  It detonates under certain conditions such as parties, alcohol consumption, simple carbohydrate consumption (sugar, sugar, sugar!)
  3. Nasal allergies:  Fungus has now developed on the epithelial tissue of the mucous membranes and sinuses.  When the fungus is set off, all of the deep roots and surface of the fungus will cause gross swelling, and therefore mucus, as the body tries to reject its tormentor.
  4. Food allergies:  Now fungus has grown all through the Alimentary Canal (digestive tract), very likely from the mouth to the rectum.

The problem now is that, if that is the case, then fungus has travelled to and inhabited many other parts of the body, including liver, lungs, arteries, bladder and even joints (triggering arthritis).

Now, roots are well developed into the membranes all along the gut, and when activated the fungus will cause pain, nausea, flatulence, gastric reflux, and then more acute discomfort – such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Of course, such a spread of fungus would also include the airways, and if developed enough, is a perpetual ticking time bomb, just waiting for conducive circumstances.

Is There An Answer?

The usual medical answer is constant application of antihistamines and corticosteroids, and these can work to alleviate symptoms in the short term.

Is There A Long Term Answer?

Yes!  Kill the fungus.  It never fails.  Always gets results.  Always shows massive improvement, even in the relative short term.

How Do I Get STtarted?

There are many good naturopaths who have an appreciative understanding of fungus (more correctly identified as Candida Albicans).

What many people fail to understand, is that it has to be a complete and permanent lifestyle change.  Fungus is never ultimately beaten; it is an ongoing process of improvement and management.

Does That Mean Being Sick For Life??

No!  As soon as sound strategies are put in place, there are immediate results within days.  On the other hand, if one resumes the previous lifestyle, all of the symptoms will come back.

Alzheimers disease / dementia is becoming a more common disease in western societies, yet not so common in many other societies.  It affects 1 in 10 people by age 70 years old, and 1 in 3 by 80 years old, and this doesn’t rule out much younger people developing moreto ‘pre-senile’ versions.

Many causes have been postulated, such as: cerebral trauma, neuro syphilis, being intoxicated too often, diabetes and perhaps various poisonings such as lead poisoning, toxic metals are just a few.

Early symptoms may be confusion, insomnia, and stressing out over apparently minor and seemingly disproportionate situations.  Memory loss is a very prominent symptom, together with minor and/or strong delusions.

Some Other Symptoms Can Be:

•    Neglect of personal appearance
•    Neglect of personal hygiene
•    Difficulty in swallowing , and feeling painful or “stuck” in the gut
•    Being clumsy and disorganised in movements
•    Inability to interpret sensations correctly, eg can hear sounds, but cannot interpret, cannot interpret objects by touch alone, can see but cannot recognise symbols.
•    Any paralysis of one side of the body

The disease is usually tracked through tomography, whereby brain atrophy can be noted and this is the interesting part – what causes the eating away of the brain? Do the before mentioned postulations have any credence?

Maybe, but here, we rectify and solve problems rather than postulate!

There is a wide circle of people (and therefore put into practice) that the brain atrophy is actually caused by fungus destroying (by ingestion) the tissue of the brain.

Therefore by strategic and consistent means, the Alzheimers can be arrested.

Can The Brain Restore, Regaining Cells?

There is every possibility of that, as the human body will constantly strive to be 100% normal, regardless of disease or condition in any situation. The human body is of amazing, intelligent design.

Once the fungus is brought under control, the body begins to normalize, especially when being encouraged via good nutrition.

Can It Ever Be “Too Late?”

The answer here really depends on how long those who are helping the person towards normality are able to dedicate their time.  Also the earlier it is dealt with the better; but technically the fungus can be killed and brain cells will regrow.

So How Do I Do It?

The key to restoration following this line of thought, is through day by day consistency, never missing a beat in applying the following essential strategies:

•    The recipient needs to exercise
•    The recipient needs stimulating activities
•    The recipient needs excellent nutrition
•    The recipient needs abnormal amounts of B complex.

We all know that we need to introduce more fruit and vegetables into our diet for greater wellness and capacity to boost our body’s natural disease-fighting immune system, but for many of us breakfast is the most difficult meal of the day to substitute those sugary, high fat, high carb, under-nourishing yet over-promising breakfast cereals.

Did you know that back in Feb 2006, The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) had threatened to sue cereal-maker Kellogg and media kingpin Viacom, owner of the Nickelodeon cable network, to stop marketing health-harming foods to children within 30 days?

Did you know that out of more than 50 TV ads for Kellogg products in the US, 98 percent of them were for products whose ingredients included, by weight, more than 35 percent of extra sugars? Source: Mercola.com

The Following Put Your Body On An Unwanted And Unadvisable Blood Sugar Ride:

The following are brekkie “no-no’s” with empty carb calories and little or no protein and fast tracks to nutrition disaster: white flour anything such as pancakes, bagels, waffles, toast, donuts, pastries, scones, bagels, pies, any processed cereals, breakfast bars, crumpets, muffins and fruit muffins.  These typically will provide you with a high blood-sugar level, so your body will adjust for then drop, putting you off the rails on a topsy-turvy blood-sugar ride all day long …

The following Are At The Too fatty End Of The Spectrum:

Fried chipolatas, sausages, bacon strips, cream cheese on anything, cheesy omelets made from block (tasty or cheddar) cheese, egg or sausage McMuffins from MacDonalds or Burger King (Hungry Jacks), hash browns, anything cooked or deep fried in monosaturated, fatty, vegetable oils.

So where do we go from here? What can be done to introduce more fruits at breakfast?

Here’s Just 4 Inspiring New Ideas To Get You Started For A Fruitier Breakfast:

1.  Make a simple Mango Lassi. A “Lassi” is is a popular and traditional Punjab yogurt-based drink from India and Pakistan. Get out the blender and blend 1 whole mango (stripped of the stone and with the skin peeled) with 350ml plain (or greek) yogurt. Blend. Enjoy. Takes 2 minutes to prepare and goes down super-well!

Avoid the temptation to use fruit yogurts which use lowest grade fruit and with unwanted sugar added. Avoid low fat yogurt too (yes, you heard me right!) — check any low fat yogurt and you’ll see the sugar content has been increased! Sugar will impede your body’s immune system! Avoid at A-L-L costs for your health’s sake! Your health is #1!!!

2.  Go the fruit smoothie: blend half a banana, 1 handful of strawberries, 1 handful of fresh or frozen blueberries, 200ml of fresh (or frozen yogurt,) and 200g of LSA (Linseed, Sunflower meal and Almond Meal) for a fresh, highly-charged get-you-going fruit drink that has plenty on offer and lots of antioxidants to clean out your body’s system!

3.  Grab a bowl and add 3 heaped tablespoons of natural yogurt, add 3 heaped tablespoons of LSA (Linseed, Sunflower meal and Almond Meal,) 2 x tablespoons of organic dessicated coconut, 2 tablespoons of organic cold-pressed, extra virgin coconut oil, combine thoroughly and then top it off with finely chopped seasonal rockmelon.

4.  Create a fruit salad with seasonal fruits such as prepared strawberries, sliced mango, chopped apple, chopped ripened pear and then combine some fresh passion fruit and freshly juiced lemon juice in a cup with freshly chopped mint leaves then pour it all over the top! Chill for half an hour then serve and enjoy! By the way the lemon juice will stop the apple from going brown so you can prepare in advance and it will still present well! Prepare enough in tupperware to last 2-3 breakfasts.

Greater health awaits your body. It just takes a decision to do what is required to feel better, look better, avoid costly and time-wasting illnesses and doctor visits, and have loads more energy giving you more options in your life — to do the things you’ve dreamed to do.

You have to wonder at the psyche of the average American when it comes to healthy eating and disease preventation from such unwanted chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

If you thought that “healthy thinking leads to healthy eating” then you may have cause to think again when twenty years of government initiated education and public interest programs have done little to peak interest in renewed diets in the USA. Are we getting through to stem the growing tide of chronic sicknesses?

Is it pure laziness then, or do they just don’t care about their bodies?

Check This Fast Fact File On Health In The US:

– According to the CDC study US vegetable consumption has remained as it was. There is no significant effect on the country’s typical dietary habits, according to a comprehensive nationwide study.

– The average US resident eats half the recommended daily fruit and vegetable intake.

– The recommended intake is five or more servings per day.

– Only 26 percent of US adults eat three or more servings a day.

– The population is becoming more and more diseased with each generation.

– The CDC figures are very similiar (almost identical ) to 2000 data.

– Market research company NPD Group released its 25th annual Eating Patterns in America report. This report includes 2 interesting pieces of data:
i)   Only 23 percent of meals consumed in the United States actually include a vegetable. Bear in mind that this vegetable might include lettuce or a slice of tomato found in a takeaway burger.
ii)  Number of dinners that include a salad diminished from 22 percent to 17 percent between 1994 and 2010.

– What you have to remember is that the context for these unfortunate figures is when health advocates are promoting vegetable consumption, and food companies market simple and convenient easier-to-prepare options of prepared broccoli and salads ready-to-go in containers (!!)

– Health officials are now turning their attentions for ways to make fresh fruit and vegetables more accessible to consumers, particularly among the poorer demographic communities and among children.

– Poverty seems to be associated with less access to fresh fruits and vegetables, exercise, and health care,” notes Gabriel Cousens in his book “There Is a Cure for Diabetes.”

– A recent study found that a new initiative among California children who had participated in a school gardening program actually ate one and half more servings of vegetables per day than other non-participating children.

Obviously the good fight for better nutrition and healthier, disease-free bodies in the US is far from being won.