Click on the picture to watch a video about Kimberly & Boosting Brain Activity!


Autism, Abuse, Addiction, Cancer, Heart Attack, and Obesity...What do these all have in common? In my Kinesiology practice, I have found a common thread woven through the lives of each individual connecting all mankind to the same root cause...


Malfunctions in our Brain & Body Chemistry! It is my proposal to you that every Ailment, Behavior, Condition, and Diagnosis is correctable!

~Kimberly Gingras HHC
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kimberly's Biography

My Family:
Cody (husband), Samantha (11), Dylan (9), & Tio (puppy)

Titles, Projects and Accomplishments:
Kinesiologist (certified), with an emphasis on Brain integration and development. Alternative Therapist and Natural Health Practitioner (whose most visited “client” is my son, accomplishing his healing using Mood Cure Therapies and diet change; Home School Instructor and Leadership Education Mentor; Winner of The Life Style and Fitness Award, as well as the Interview Award in the Mrs. Utah United States 2010 Pageant; Crowned Mrs. Montana International 2011; Excelled in Sales in the jewelry industry, receiving fifth in the nation for sales, and third in the nation for recruiting (as well as 14 other awards). Inspired “The Psychology Means Success Scholarship” which still exists today at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA (I was also awarded this scholarship); Turning Point Personal Development Training Completion at Utah Valley University.

Some interesting facts about me:


I had a near death experience when I was 5 years old. I am a descendant of Robert E. Lee. I played field hockey, ran track, and was on the wrestling team in my teen years. I was what you would call a “Tom-Boy” I use to model as a child, but was stopped just short of my teen years, literally. I rescued my sister-in-law from abuse and neglect, then raised her during her teen years.
I was able to break my own cycle of abuse, through acquiring courage and strength in divorce, later marrying the man of my dreams. I love to roller skate, and Latin Dance.I had my first child all natural, and hold an invisible award for it!

Platform Title:

“Boosting B.R.A.I.N. Activity”
Building. Reprogramming. Auditory Development. Integration. Neuro-pathway Organization.

Why I Chose This Platform:

In facilitating healing through my Kinesiology practice, I found that the majority of my clients were in desperate need of Brain Integration. My son Dylan just happened to be a more severe case than anyone I had previously helped. I was able to be an instrument of healing for him, through the use of alternative therapies and many painstaking hours of research and networking in the field of Brain Integration. Our doctor and team of professionals re-diagnosed him from Autistic to ADHD in 1 ½ years’ time through these efforts. By seeking out the missing link in my son’s development, and trying to get him help and answers, I realized that he was just a poster child for all of us. We all desire to feel wholeness. We are all on a quest to getting our needs met. Having such wonderful success with Dylan’s progress has inspired me to help many more improve their level of mental processing and programming.

What I want to be remembered for:

A woman of truth who radiated light through out her life. A facilitator for healing, and an Agent for change. A mother who was referred to as blessed because of the principles of love and forgiveness that she taught her posterity.
A wife whose fairytale only happens in movies, yet existed as a True Love Story in that she was passionately in love with her Prince Charming.

ADHD NewsTips # 11 is the first Classroom Brain Break, Involves an old game with a new twist: Try Simon Says.

Play Simon Says: Simon says point to the south. Or Simon Says point to Alison? Or Simon says point to five pieces of information on the walls. Simon says point to the new poster put up this morning. Use other movements than pointing, such as bending, turning, or twisting. How about jumping, lifting one leg or putting your left hand on your right shoulder while lifting your right leg. Make it simple. Make it more complicated.

Just remember that movement is the key to learning.

Next: Whaddya say? I can't hear you.

Dr. MaryJo Wagner
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'I'm a Research Associate in the field of Child Development'

My Aunt Suzanne sent this to me in an email. I had to post it on my blog! This is my title through and through. I am changing the world one person at a time, and through my efforts as a mom, over the years I have gained an immense amount of experience...more like a crash course of experiences that have uncovered truths about wholeness, and what it looks like when we show up to greet the world with out it!
Beyond my training, and certification, or even practice, this is my most valued title:

I'm a Research Associate in the field of Child Development
and Human Relations!


Job Description:

'I have a continuing program of research, (what mother doesn't)
In the laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out). I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family)
And already have two credits (1 daughter & 1 son). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities, (any mother care to disagree?) And I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers
And the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.'


I always like to say that Dylan is like my own little "science project"
He is a walking talking chemistry set...aren't we all?
-Kimberly Gingras :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Probiotic Liquids and Foods versus Probiotic Supplements:

Which Is Better?
by BodyEcology.com
Did you know that many probiotic supplements on the market don't actually contain all the beneficial microflora they claim to contain? Find out how to be SURE you get the probiotics you need to build your immunity.

If you look at the shelves of your local health food store, you may be confused by the vast array of probiotic supplements.

Probiotics are the buzz word in health these days for a good reason. With benefits ranging from boosting your immunity to easing Irritable Bowel Syndrome, treating autism and ending cravings, it's no wonder we want our probiotics.

But how can you be sure that these probiotics contain all the friendly microflora necessary to populate your gut, build your immunity, and help you digest and assimilate your food?

The Business of Probiotics

Probiotics are big business, and sales of probiotics topped $243 million in 2005.1

In a lucrative market, it's no surprise that supplement manufacturers would want a piece of the probiotic pie. Often, in the race to create a product with so many millions of beneficial bacteria strains and with little FDA regulation, one thing is becoming clear: not every supplement manufacturer understands the true nature of healing your inner ecosystem.

So while we know probiotics absolutely have nutritional value, what you see on the label may NOT be what you get.

In fact, two researchers at Bastyr University in Washington recently tested a wide variety of probiotic supplements and found that in four out of twenty products no sign of living friendly bacteria was present.2

The unfortunate truth is that too many probiotic supplements vary widely in quality and potency. Here's why:


Many probiotic supplements cannot survive harsh stomach acid in order to get to your intestines.

Manufacturers talk about number of CFUs (colony forming units), but don't always offer the types or combinations of probiotics that are ideally suited to human intestines. So while they have some value, they do not help re-colonize your inner ecosystem, which is the overall goal.
Just like the Earth has ecosystems that strive for balance, your body has it's own "inner ecosystem." At the heart of your inner ecosystem are probiotics, the beneficial microflora that keep you healthy and strong. Products containing these beneficial microflora are called probiotics.

After decades of studying exactly which microflora allow your inner ecosystem to thrive, Donna Gates developed the Body Ecology system with probiotic-rich fermented foods and drinks as one of the mainstays of health and healing.


Best Probiotics?

Fermented foods and drinks can be your best solution to ineffective probiotic supplements!

Here are some reasons that fermented foods and drinks are superior:
Beneficial bacteria and yeast in fermented foods and drinks are live and active! Whether you purchase fermented foods and drinks or make them at home, you are getting active bacteria.
Fermentation pre-digests vital nutrients for you. Packed with B vitamins, minerals and enzymes, fermented foods and drinks are whole foods full of nutritional value in their own right. On top of that, the microflora increase the bioavailability of the nutrients in all the foods you eat by hundreds of times.
Fermentation does not use heat. Your fermented foods and drinks retain their vital amino acids that can be destroyed by heat.
You get a variety of live cultures supplied by nature in fermented foods and drinks. Lab produced probiotics are often a single strain of bacteria, like Lactobacillus acidophilus.
Supplements contain bacteria only while fermented foods and drinks also contain "food" for the microflora to help promote their growth. It's like sending the good guys down into your digestive tract with a lunchbox of goodies to sustain them on their long and perilous journey down under. Once they reach their destination (and IF they reach their destination) the microflora in a supplement need up to 6 hours to colonize in your intestines. The microflora in fermented foods and liquids are so hardy they start working at once.
Fermented foods and drinks are acid-resistant and are viable in your system from the time they touch your lips all the way down into your gut.
Body Ecology is on the cutting edge of using probiotics to impact your health, and because we believe in the healing value of beneficial bacteria and yeast, we have created several different ways for you to get daily doses of high quality, potent microflora in your diet.
(If you are just starting to use probiotics, be sure to read Is It Possible To Get Too MUCH Fermented Food In Your Diet? by Dr. Leonard Smith.

Our probiotic liquids and culture starters fit every lifestyle and every taste to populate your gut with a variety of nature's beneficial bacteria and yeast.

Dong Quai is a potent probiotic drink that gives your body beneficial bacteria and healing herbs at the same time. Try Dong Quai today!

Dong Quai is one our newest probiotic drinks that not only supplies your body with four active cultures but also gives you fermented dong quai, a prized herb known for its hormone stabilizing properties.

Our fermented Dong Quai contains all four of these live probiotics, uniquely designed to re-colonize your intestines:

Lactobacillus acidophilus

Lactobacillus delbreukii

Saccharomyces boulardii

Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Besides being a potent probiotic drink, Dong Quai is an herb known for its ability to:


Stabilize female hormones

Protect men from prostate cancer


Ease PMS symptoms

Support male fertility
Read our In-Depth Guide to the Benefits and Uses of "Women's Ginseng" (Which is also Great for Men!) for more on Dong Quai's amazing healing properties.
Also be sure to learn about our top-selling probiotic drink "star," Coco-Biotic.

Make Your Own!

You can also make your own fermented foods and drinks at home with Body Ecology fermented food and drink starters.

Our starters are carefully formulated so that you can reap the health benefits of probiotics at home by making cultured vegetables, cultured butter, Young Coconut Kefir and milk kefir.

Try these fermented food starters and have fun doing it yourself:

Kefir Starter is perfect for homemade milk kefir and Young Coconut Kefir.
Essential Duo has high levels of two essential bacteria and can be used for delicious fermented drinks.
Culture Starter makes delicious vegetables and whipped cultured butter or crème fraiche (aka sour cream). Try it today!
To learn more about each starter, read Which Fermented Food Starter Should You Use For What?

Probiotics The Easy Way

Until a supplement exists that delivers the beneficial bacteria and yeast you need for a healthy inner ecosystem, you can rely on our probiotic liquids, like Dong Quai and fermented foods and drinks that you can make yourself.

You'll be sure that you're getting potent probiotics every time!



Sources:
Condor, Bob, "Living Well: 'Friendly' probiotics have some cons, too," Seattle P-I, 18 Dec, 2006. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/health/296142_condor18.html.

Why Your Body Needs to "Cleanse" Part II

(& the Surprising Signs that it is Cleansing):
The 14 Key Steps to Cleansing Your Body
by Donna Gates BodyEcology.com
[NOTE: Also be sure to check out Part I of this article].

So, you're tired of feeling lethargic and fuzzy-headed? You want to regain your health and are ready to make the changes to make it happen? Cleansing is your first step and will occur naturally when you change your diet and lifestyle to take in fewer toxins than you did previously.

Any time you take in healthy foods and beverages your body will become stronger. When it does, expect it to use some of the new-found energy to cleanse. In fact, cleansing is unavoidable. Expect it, and welcome it.

Whether you are already healthy and just want to live a longer, more vibrant life or if you are trying to heal a chronic condition, cleansing is essential to health and longevity. In fact, it is one of the most important of the 7 healing principles of the Body Ecology program.

Benefits of Cleansing

Focus on cleansing and you will be rewarded with many health rewards:

More energy!

Healthier hair, skin and nails.

Less frequent colds and flu.

Reduced risk for chronic disease.

Mental clarity and a sense of wellbeing.

Freedom from food cravings.

Freedom from joint and muscle pain, headaches, etc.

Sound and restful sleep.

No more digestive distress.

Enhanced libido.


A much younger and more energetic body
Cleansing is not just for those who are sick! Even when you consume the healthiest foods and make the best lifestyle choices possible, your body still needs to cleanse regularly.

Body Ecology's Cleansing Guidelines

Start by incorporating the principles of the Body Ecology system for health and healing into your daily life. For an overview of the principles read An Overview of the 7 Key Healthy Eating Principles.

Body Ecology's sugar-free, gluten-free and casein-free program for detoxification provides a roadmap of healing superfoods and principles that make cleansing a natural part of your life, rather than a once in awhile event.

On the Body Ecology program, you will realize that natural, wholesome food can be your best (and most satisfying) medicine.

Here are some key food and lifestyle recommendations for making cleansing a part of your life:

Clean your colon via home enemas or colon hydrotherapy in order to help your body eliminate toxins during your cleanse. (We will provide more information on the importance of colon cleansing in an upcoming article, so please watch the newsletter (and if you are not already, subscribe to the free Body Ecology health e-newsletter right now!)
Drink plenty of water! You want to move toxins through your body and out through the normal systems of elimination. Clean water is a must!
Include plenty of fermented foods and drinks. Fermented foods and drinks build a healthy inner ecosystem. The healthy microflora (also known as probiotics) in your intestines work hard to keep their environment clean. In other words, health begins with clean intestines. Disease begins in a toxic colon. It is essential that you eat fermented foods which provide you probiotics, and these are two of the BEST ways of adding them to your diet:
Cultured vegetables - full of vitamins and minerals, cultured vegetables are nutrient-dense, easily digested and are a great cleansing superfood.
Young Coconut Kefir can stop your sugar cravings and help cleanse your liver. As your liver becomes healthier you may soon notice an improvement in your eyes (vision), joints (arthiritis pain )and skin (prettier , finer pores and less wrinkles) Make your own Young Coconut Kefir at home or for delicious convenience, try Body Ecology's delicious new Coco-Biotic probiotic drink!
Assist your Liver to Cleanse on an on-going basis. You can do this quite quite easily. LivAmend supports your main organs of elimination (liver and bowels) in toxin removal and is a great way to encourage your body to cleanse.
Eat alkaline foods during a cleanse. During a cleanse your body will naturally become more acidic. So avoid acidic foods at this time and eat alkaline-forming foods instead (Be sure to read How this All-Too-Common Habit is Making Your Blood Dangerously Acidic.)
Choose warming foods like broths and soups that are easy for the body to digest.
Do not overeat at mealtime. You want to leave room in your stomach and intestines for proper digestion. Follow the 80/20 Rule. Eat until your stomach is 80% full but leave 20% empty so there is room for digestion. Overeating suppresses immunity. Once your body is well-nourished you'll find the desire to overeat disappearing. (Be sure to read How the 80/20 Rule is Essential to Your Diet Too.)
Eat leafy greens like turnip greens, kale, collards, and beet greens that are rich in chlorophyll because chlorophyll is a excellent cleanser. Read Why You Need to Cook These Vegetables for Maximum Nutrition.
Drink at least one glass of water that has a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar added to it. You can also add a few drops of stevia to this mixture if you dislike the sour taste of vinegar. This will help stimulate peristaltic action and is very alkalizing.
Eliminate sugar and use stevia instead of sugar if you crave sweets. Your cravings for sweet should go away if you follow the diet and eat and drink fermented beverages and foods.
Rest. Cleansing takes energy, and you might be more tired in the first few days.
Get encouragement from others who also understand the Principle of Cleansing. Sharing your experience with someone who understands can keep you from going back to toxic habits.
Be patient. Cleansing takes time, and you'll be cleansing for the rest of your life! Take it step by step.
Avoid stress and negative emotions. Pent up emotions are just as toxic as processed foods and pollutants. Let go of anger, guilt and shame to cleanse thoroughly. Read Want to Clean Yourself Emotionally? Start With This Crucial Step.
Extreme Clean!

When you first start to cleanse, you might feel like you have a cold or the flu... or the symptoms you are trying to eliminate may become more severe. This is temporary, but follow the recommendations above. They will assist your body to cleanse more efficiently.

Your major organs of detoxification are your liver and bowels. Support them in your cleanse by using LivAmend, made with a blend of three plants that have been historically used as liver regenerative, detoxifying and blood-purifying agents. Read More About LivAmend Now

Be grateful that your body still has the vitality to eliminate the toxins built up over your lifetime. Hang in there! These symptoms are normal. Remember millions of people have chronic, systemic yeast and viral infections. As you starve out these pathogenic organisms in your body, they and the toxic waste they secrete must exit somehow. Your body will try to get them out as quickly as possible, often in the form of diarrhea, blemishes, or mucous.

Celebrate Your Cleanse

So the next time you feel a little sluggish, feel a cold coming on, or perhaps you feel especially tired yet you know you've been eating well, getting plenty of sleep and have minimized stress, you just may be starting to cleanse. Your body may simply be telling you that it's time to slow down and give it time to cleanse.

After your cleanse, you'll have more energy, have fewer toxins and will enjoy an enhanced immune system. Isn't that reason to celebrate? Perhaps you will even begin to welcome cleansing as your body's way of protecting your health.

Remember, even when you consume the healthiest foods and make the best lifestyle choices possible, your body still needs to cleanse regularly. And it will whether you want it to or not! So accept and be grateful for the ability to push out those dangerous toxins. Body Ecology can jumpstart your new lifestyle, helping you build your immunity and support your body's natural cycle of cleansing...for life!

Why Your Body Needs to "Cleanse"

(& the Surprising Signs that it is Cleansing): Part I by Donna Gates for BodyEcology.com
Would you like to look younger, have more energy, lose weight and prevent disease? Then Body Ecology's Principle of Cleansing is essential to understand, practice and master. Cleansing (often called detoxification or "detox") is a necessary and much misunderstood way to improve your health, your appearance, and your immunity.

Some people take better care of their cars than their bodies, but just like a car, your body needs regular maintenance: exercise, rest, and cleaning. Cleansing your body is vital to maintaining your health, preventing disease and improving 'model performance!

Toxins, Toxins Everywhere

While we may not even know it, we face an onslaught of toxins every day. In the past 60 years, we've seen more toxins enter our environment than ever before. Toxins lodge in cells, tissues and muscles until your body is completely overwhelmed.

Of particular concern for us here at Body Ecology is the effect of decades of toxins that have been accumulating in each successive generation.

In other words, many of the toxins in our body were inherited from toxins that were stored in the cells of our parents. This has been happening for many decades now. Tragically, today the body of almost every tiny fetus (human and animal) is formed with inherited toxins accumulated in the egg and sperm cells of its mother and father.

In July 2005 a new study shattered the long-held belief that fetuses in the womb were protected from the dangerous chemicals and poisons that the mother was exposed to. Samples of blood taken from the umbilical cord of newborns contained an average of 200 chemicals that can cause cancer, brain damage, birth defects and other serious illness.

Many of these problems will not show up until years after birth. The CDC has stated that the generation of parents having babies today will outlive their offspring. Unless we make quick changes to our lifestyle and diet, there is a great deal of tragedy ahead for millions.

The American Chemistry Council quickly spoke out against the study arguing that chemicals are often found in blood and should not be a concern. So you can decide for yourself on this one.

From our own work with autism here at Body Ecology, we know that a fetus in not magically protected by the placenta from these toxins. We also know that a fetus inherits the infections (systemic yeast and viral infections) found in his/her mother's blood and helps set the stage for autism.

Because each successive generation is inheriting the toxins of the previous generations, we are seeing earlier and earlier cases of diabetes, obesity, ADD, autism, cancers, and early pre-term labor.

Toxic parents have toxic children, and the pattern continues until we make the choice to stop it.

There is an interesting phenomenon with toxins. Usually when you add one plus one you equal two. With toxins, however, the combination of two or more toxins is often as much as ten times more dangerous.

All this being said, I feel certain you will agree with me that focusing on removal of toxins is essential to your goal of becoming healthier. And if you are planning on creating a baby someday, it is essential to the survival of the human race.

Here are just a few examples of the toxins in our world today:

Pollution - in the air and water

Non-stick chemicals - non-stick cookware, stain resistant fabrics

Xenoestrogens - insecticides, lubricants, adhesives, paints, personal care products (red dye no. 3), weed killer, sunscreen lotion

Human growth hormones fed to cows to increase milk production

Plastics - containers, water bottles, baggies
Food - pesticides on fruit and vegetables, processed foods, refined oils (read: Why the Processing of Consumable Oils Has Devastated America's Health
Drinking water - chlorine, heavy metals, chloroform, etc.
Personal care products - anti-bacterial soap, perfumes, creams, shampoos, lotions and other similar products have a range of toxins like artificial fragrance, Benzaldehyde, benzalkonium chloride and sodium laureth sulfate

Amalgam dental fillings (source of mercury) and dental sealants
Household cleansers

Prescription, recreational and over-the-counter drugs

Dry cleaned clothing
Is it possible to escape these toxins? While you certainly can greatly reduce your exposure by making conscientious choices - for example about avoiding non-stick cookware and using non-toxic home cleaning methods - you can't really escape them. Everywhere we go in this day and age we will encounter toxins. Staying healthy takes more planning and commitment to removing these poisons than ever before.

The good news is that you CAN increase your immunity so that you are not as sensitive to toxins. By making the right diet and lifestyle changes, you have a better chance of surviving these difficult times until we can clean up our environment and can live safely in the world once again.

Even more good news: when all life was created, the ability to discharge these toxins in an attempt to remain pure was embedded inside us. We humans must cleanse, Nature has no choice but to cleanse. Animals, too, must cleanse if they are to stay alive. In other words, all life has this ability to push out toxins and this is something to be very grateful for. In fact, stopping the cleansing when it happens inside your body is a serious mistake...a mistake that far too many people are making.

On a Related Side-Note:
Why South Asia Vultures are on the Brink of Extinction

Both the New York Times and Smithsonian Magazine recently ran full-length articles on why South Asian vultures are on the brink of extinction. In short, the reason is because the farmers in Katmandu, Nepal feed their cows diclofenac, a drug used to relieve fever and lameness. The scavenging vultures are one step up the food chain. Once the cow dies the scavenger eats the dead cow's carcass and becomes poisoned. The drug causes acute kidney failure in the vultures after dining on the animals treated with diclofenac.
The American Chemical Association states that we should not be alarmed when chemicals show up in the cord blood of your newborns. But we'd like to ask you to decide for yourself: "Do chemicals in our blood matter?" In 15 years the population of the vultures in Nepal have gone from 50,000 nesting pairs to only 500 nesting pairs.

Vultures are natural scavengers in nature and remember, "it's not nice to fool Mother Nature." So how are conservationists in Nepal trying to remedy this problem? After all they need their vultures. They have opened a "restaurant" for the scavengers sixty miles outside of Katmandu. At least some of the vultures are being given a chance to eat chemical-free food. Sick and dying cows who have never been fed diclofenac are brought in and when they die, their carcasses are left for the vultures.

While the use of diclofenic is prohibited in Nepal and India, the ban is widely ignored.

To read the Smithsonian article, go to http://www.smithsonianmag.com/issues/2007/february/vulture.php.

Suppressing the Ability to Cleanse Can Lead to Disease

Cleansing is your body's natural process of detoxifying. Your lungs, liver, colon, kidneys and skin all help to purge your body of toxins through your breath, bile, urination, elimination and pores.

Most of the time, your body goes quietly about its cleansing process, but other times, you may feel uncomfortable symptoms of an illness, like a fever, cold, rash, the flu -- even emotional releases of anger, sadness and fear.

When toxins build up over time, your body resorts to more extreme measures to force those impurities out of the cells and organs in an effort to remain healthy.

As these symptoms manifest, many people jump to the conclusion that they have caught a 'bug' and take medicines or antibiotics to stop the uncomfortable symptoms of detoxifying. But medicines that stop the natural cleansing process actually suppress your immune system and drive toxins further into your body.

After years and years of toxic overload and then suppressing your body's own natural cleansing cycle, your major organs will simply give up the struggle and become "diseased". Your body, lacking the lifeforce to fight, will then succumb to illnesses like cancer, chronic fatigue or acute candidiasis that can kill you.

The right diet and simple lifestyle changes can drastically improve your health.

In fact, with the below 12 tips, you can limit your exposure to toxins AND create a healthy eating plan that encourages natural detoxification!

With a few changes in your day-to-day habits, you can live in the modern world and still take charge of your energy, health and longevity.

Here are my top 12 tips to help your body avoid, or eliminate toxins:

1.Start by incorporating the principles of the Body Ecology program into your life. Body Ecology is based on whole, healing foods that boost your immunity and detoxify your body. In this way, diet alone can go a long way to keeping you protected from toxins you encounter in the environment. A great place to start learning what these principles are is to read: The Quick and Easy Guide to Improving Your Health on The Body Ecology Program Part I


1.Drink plenty of water. This helps your body eliminate toxins through your sweat, tears, and urine. Make sure that you are drinking pure, filtered water from a safe source. Do consider investing in an alkaline water machine. These machines, invented in Japan, take regular tap water, filter it and then split the water into acid and alkaline water. Both are useful but you drink the alkaline water each day.

There are now many of these machines on the market and obviously some machines are better than others. I prefer the ones made by Enagic for several reasons. These are the only machines recommended by the Japanese government for use in hospitals. Also each machine is carefully assembled in Japan by one person. These machines are expensive, though, ranging in price from $1280 to $3980 … but are well worth it.
For more information on: Kangen Water by Enagic, contact Kimberly at kimberlycbg@yahoo.com
1.Eliminate sugar and artificial sweeteners from your diet. Sugar is extremely harmful to your health, and feeds candida, while artificial sweeteners are downright poison. Use Body Ecology Stevia instead.

1.Choose your produce wisely! Locally grown, organic fruits and vegetables in season are the best way to ensure you’re not consuming dangerous pesticides and chemicals.

1.Choose the right meats, poultry and fish! Look for organic, pasture-fed antibiotic and hormone free organic sources of meat and poultry. Fish should be wild, not farm raised.

1.Eliminate processed foods. Foods that are processed and packaged in boxes, bags or cans often contain preservatives and artificial flavorings that encourage you to eat more AND have toxic effects in your body.

If you choose prepared foods, read the ingredients or nutrition labels to be sure you are getting the highest quality foods.

1.Consume fermented foods and drinks. Adding fermented foods and drinks to your diet is an excellent line of defense against toxins.

These probiotic-rich foods have healthy bacteria and yeast (microflora), which are essential for strong immunity, good digestion, detoxification, and for keeping your intestines free of pathogens like candida.

The best way to add fermented foods and drinks to your diet is with cultured vegetables and drinks like Coco-Biotic and Innergy Biotic.

Cultured veggies are often made with cabbage and kale. These two vegetables are members of the cruciferous family and are a significant source of calcium glucarate, a powerful detoxifer. Research has shown that calcium glucarate helps prevent cancer of the breast and colon.

You can make your own Young Coconut Kefir at home, or try Body Ecology’s convenient CocoBiotic, which has many of the same properties as Young Coconut Kefir without having to find and crack those young green coconuts!

For more on the best sources of fermented foods and drinks, read: Probiotic Liquids and Foods versus Probiotic Supplements: Which Is Better?
1.Assist your liver. Your liver is your body’s main cleansing organ, and could use a little help. LivAmend is a great way to support your liver and your bowels in removing toxins from your body. It works by increasing bile flow that stimulates peristaltic movement. Then your colon will eliminate its contents more efficiently. Toxins leave the liver in the bile so you want to increase bile flow to get those toxins out!

1.Eat ocean vegetables. Ocean vegetables have a long list of health benefits, are delicious and have amazing detox properties. For more information on their benefits and how you can incorporate them into your diet, read: 8 Healthy Seaweeds Worth Knowing and Trying.
1.Cleanse your colon. You can use either a home enema, or a visit a certified colon hydrotherapist.

For more information on the amazing benefits of colon cleansing, read: Powerful Tips to Improve Your Digestive System’s Health: From a Conversation with Nancy Sphar CBE and Colon Therapist
1.Switch to organic, natural, and environmentally friendly personal care and household products. As more people are becoming aware of the dangerous toxins that these products put into our bodies, air, and water, natural alternatives are becoming available.

For more information read: The Dangers of Typical Body Soaps and What to Use Instead

1.Learn effective ways to cope with stress! It’s not possible to completely eliminate stress, it’s a part of life. But you can learn to manage it. Additionally, many people cope with stress and negative emotions by binging and by eating foods that are unhealthy for them.

Whether you go running, do yoga, or practice deep breathing exercises, find what works for you and make it a part of your daily life. Many people find that the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), founded by Gary Craig is a fast, easy, and practical way to clear stress and negative emotions. By quickly practicing these techniques they can be free to enjoy their lives!

Most Importantly, Commit to Your Health!

The tips I’ve listed can seem overwhelming at first, but if you commit to one small step at a time and stick to it, you’ll find that new healthy habits start to pay off.

It’s important to know that when you first begin to eliminate toxins from your body, it’s normal to feel tired, achy and even more emotional or grumpy. These symptoms of cleansing usually last for a short period of time so don’t give up. Cleansings are a sign that what you’re doing is working. Instead of giving up go for several colonics instead.

For more information read: The Quick and Easy Guide to Improving Your Health on The Body Ecology Program Part VI: Why You Might Feel Bad (At First) When You Start to Eat Healthy

We live in a fast-paced world and yet, with these 12 tips, you can take charge of your health so that you can live as Nature intended: in health and balance!
(Please see other posts for more info on articles referenced above)
Donna Gates bodyecologydiet.com

Friday, June 18, 2010

Raw Cultured Vegetables

www.bodyecologydiet.comWe now present two of the Diet s special, signature foods: "super" foods that contribute immensely to healing and building your inner ecosystem. On this page, raw cultured vegetables, then, read about kefir from the water of young green coconuts.

*From the 9th edition Body Ecology Diet, by Donna Gates.*

Cultured vegetables are made by shredding cabbage or a combination of cabbage and other vegetables and then packing them tightly into an airtight container. They are left to ferment at room temperature for several days or longer. Friendly bacteria naturally present in the vegetables quickly lower the pH, making a more acidic environment so the bacteria can reproduce. The vegetables become soft, delicious, and somewhat "pickled."

The airtight container can be glass or stainless steel. Use a 1 to 1½ quart container that seals with a rubber or plastic ring and a clamp down lid. Room temperature means 72 degrees Fahrenheit, for at least 3 days. We prefer to let ours sit for six or seven days. You can taste them at different stages and decide for yourself.

In the winter months if your kitchen temperature falls below 70 degrees, wrap the container in a towel and place it inside an insulated or thermal chest. In the summer months the veggies culture faster. They may be ready in just three or four days.

During this fermentation period, the friendly bacteria are having a heyday, reproducing and converting sugars and starches to lactic acid. Once the initial process is over, it is time to slow down the bacterial activity by putting the cultured veggies in the refrigerator. The cold greatly slows the fermentation, but does not stop it completely. Even if the veggies sit in your refrigerator for months, they will not spoil; instead they become more like fine wine, more delicious with time. Properly made, cultured vegetables have at least an eight month shelf life.

While it is not necessary to add a "starter culture" to your vegetables, we recommend that you do it just to ensure that your vegetables begin fermenting with a hardy strain of beneficial bacteria. Body Ecology s Cultured Vegetable Starter contains a very robust bacterium called L. Plantarum. (See our recipes below.)

Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labor
Once you master the basic technique, be creative. Try different vegetable combinations, and include dark green leafy vegetables like kale and collards. Soak, drain, and chop up some ocean vegetables like dulse, wakame, hijiki, and arame. Add your favorite herbs (dried or fresh), seeds (dill or caraway), and juniper berries. Even lemon juice can be added to the "brine." Try leaving out the cabbage all together and making a batch of cultured daikon.

Cynthia Hamilton, a friend of Donna s who lives in Los Angeles, teaches classes on how to make cultured vegetables, and she also sells them, calling them a "probiotic salad". Cynthia recently surprised Donna with a new recipe using kohlrabi, celery, garlic, ginger, and a green apple. It tastes wonderful! Don t be afraid of the little bit of sugar in the green apple. The microflora use it for food. The sugar will be long gone before you eat the cultured veggies. If you create a great new recipe you want to share with others on the B.E.D. around the world, please write or email us and we will happily post it on our Web site.

You may be thinking that making cultured veggies amounts to a big hassle. Well, it is possible to buy them commercially (see our Shopping List), but store-bought amounts can be fairly small and too costly for many people. You wouldn t be getting the "therapeutic amounts" you reap by making your own. So here s a suggestion: plan a "CV Party" with your family and friends. Gather on a weekend afternoon to laugh together, chop and pack the veggies. Make sure everyone leaves with enough containers to last until the next party. You and your loved ones will enjoy many meals of one of the most medicinal and economical foods you ll ever eat.

Two of Our Favorite Beginners Recipes
One important secret to making really delicious yet medicinal cultured veggies is to use freshly harvested, organic, well-cleaned vegetables. After washing the veggies, spin them dry. Clean equipment is essential. Scald everything you use in very hot water.

Version 1
3 heads green cabbage, shredded in a food processor
1 bunch kale, chopped by hand
(optional): 2 cups wakame ocean vegetables (measured after soaking), drained, spine removed, and chopped
1 Tbsp. dill seed
Version 2
3 heads green cabbage, shredded in a food processor
6 carrots, large, shredded in a food processor
3 inch piece ginger, peeled and chopped
6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
To make Cultured Vegetables
1.Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
2.Remove several cups of this mixture and put into a blender.
3.Add enough filtered water to make a "brine" the consistency of a thick juice. Blend well and then add brine back into first mixture. Stir well.
4.Pack mixture down into a 1½ quart glass or stainless steel container. Use your fist, a wooden dowel, or a potato masher to pack veggies tightly.
5.Fill container almost full, but leave about 2 inches of room at the top for veggies to expand.
6.Roll up several cabbage leaves into a tight "log" and place them on top to fill the remaining 2 inch space. Clamp jar closed.
7.Let veggies sit at about a 70 degree room temperature for at least three days. A week is even better. Refrigerate to slow down fermentation. Enjoy!
To use Body Ecology's Culture Starter:
Dissolve one or two packages of starter culture in 1½ cup warm (90*) water. Add aproximately 1 tsp. of some form of sugar to feed the starter (try Rapadura, Sucanat, honey, Agave, or EcoBLOOM). Let starter/sugar mixture sit for about 20 minutes or longer while the L. Plantarum and other bacteria wake up and begin enjoying the sugar. Add this starter culture to the brine (step 3).

Why are These Refreshing Smoothies Ideal for Your Health and Energy (and Superior to Juicing)?

Part 1: Vegetable Smoothies
by BodyEcology.com

Blend your way to great health with vegetable smoothies! Find out why vegetable smoothies are superior to juicing when you are healing candida and other health issues. And get started making your own smoothies with our energizing smoothie recipe!

Machines that grind fresh raw fruits and vegetables into juices seem to be everywhere these days: in the stores, on television, pictured in books. It’s a sign that people want to include healthier foods in their diets and reap the benefits of the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in fresh produce.

But juicing is not the panacea it’s often portrayed to be... especially for people with Body Ecology imbalances.

If you have poor health or candida, drinking juices when your body is still too acidic and without an understanding of how to do juicing properly will only magnify your symptoms. We recommend waiting until your yeast infection is well under control, you have alkalized your blood and your inner ecosystem is healed (which may take at least 3 months) before you begin juicing.

So what can you do in the meantime?

You can make blended smoothies! The smoothies we recommend are delicious, easy to digest and assimilate into your body. They are also ideal for the warm summer months. They do not feed yeast as many smoothies do.

In Part 1 of this two-part piece on smoothies, we will discuss the benefits of vegetable smoothies and provide you with two easy vegetable smoothie recipes. In part 2, we will talk about fruit smoothie do’s and don’ts and provide you with a “template” to make Body Ecology fruit smoothie recipes.

Sublime Vegetable Smoothies
Both blended smoothies and juiced vegetables will provide you with a raw food treat that is full of enzymes yet will be much easier to digest than eating the raw veggie in its whole form.

So, what’s the difference between vegetable juices and vegetable smoothies?
With vegetable blended smoothies, you are drinking all parts of the vegetable, including the fiber. These juices digest more slowly and are even healthier. When you juice vegetables, you remove the fiber, so the vegetable juice metabolizes or goes into your system too quickly, with an effect similar to sugar. Your blood becomes quickly acidic.

Vegetable blended smoothies allow you to obtain the benefits of vegetables in a delicious drinkable form. And, when you make vegetable smoothies, you are breaking down the cellulose fiber in the vegetables, which makes them easier to digest.

We humans lack the ability to digest insoluble fiber because we don’t have the enzyme cellulose in our stomachs like cows do.

Ingredients Count

What you put in your smoothie counts when it comes to creating great health.

Here are some examples of Do’s and Don’ts in vegetable smoothie making:

Don’t – Use raw cruciferous vegetables,like collards, kale, cauliflower, arugula, Brussels Sprouts and broccoli. These raw vegetables have thyroid suppressing properties and are best eaten cooked or fermented.
Do – Use plenty of NON-cruciferous veggies and fresh garden herbs like celery, romaine lettuce, cilantro, basil, cucumbers, green beans, sprouts, yellow squash and zucchini. Veggies and herbs are packed with vitamins and minerals and provide delicious flavor for your smoothies.

We DO NOT recommend the use of beets, carrots or other root vegetables because they become even sweeter when juiced or blended into smoothies. Later as your yeast infection or viral infections are under control, you may be able to add very small amounts of these sweet veggies blended into smoothies but only IF you are sure they are well balanced with mostly alkaline-forming ingredients like the veggies mentioned above (and see below)

Basically, your choice of main ingredients should ensure a very mineral-rich, alkaline smoothie. It’s the mineral-rich vegetables and the fiber in the blended smoothies that help keep your smoothies more alkaline.
Do- practice The Principle of Balance between expansive and contracting foods. Since veggies are slightly expansive a pinch of Celtic Sea Salt and/or a dash of Wheat-Free Low Sodium Tamara (by San-J) can be used to create more balance.

A scoop of Vitality SuperGreen with its fermented algae, fermented green veggies and cereal grasses is a nutrient-dense addition that alkalizes.

Do – Use a healthy, organic form of fat, like avocadoes, unrefined hempseed oil, flaxseed oil, cod liver oil, evening primrose or melted ghee or coconut oil. These add flavor and body, plus a fat or an oil helps keeps your body feeling satisfied longer.
Do – Add sea veggies like wakame or Irish Moss. A small amount goes a long way but they do provide additional proteins, iodine and other minerals that can ensure that you start your day with extra energy and even more brain power.

Give your smoothies a probiotic punch with energizing Innergy-Biotic. Adding 2 – 4 oz. of Innergy-Biotic will help heal your digestion and multiply the nutrients in your vegetable smoothie by hundreds of times! Learn More About Innergy-Biotic and Try Some Today.


Do – Use fermented foods and drinks in your smoothies. Using a probiotic liquid like a few ounces of Innergy-Biotic will add a balancing sour taste, much like lemon juice would. And the addition of beneficial microflora to help create an inner ecosystem in the power center of your body... your intestines... is a must! Even adding a spoonful of cultured vegetables works really well and has many excellent benefits.
Don’t - Combine vegetables and most fruits in your smoothies. However, having said that, a very sour Granny Smith apple and other sour fruits like lemons, limes, noni, acai, cranberry and pomegranate juice concentrates may be okay for most of us. Fruits digest so quickly that they usually do not combine well with any other foods. Blended smoothies may be an exception. It’s a matter of following the Principle of Uniqueness. See what your body likes best. It will speak to you loud and clear.
Do – Try a small amount of a soaked nuts or seeds or even a spoonful of any nut or seed butter that your body seems to like. These give a nice texture, consistency and flavor to your yummy one-of-a-kind creation.

Do - Follow the Body Ecology guidelines for foods to include in your diet. The Body Ecology Diet outlines everything you need to know about the foods to include and avoid when creating a healthy inner ecosystem.


Best Time of the Day to Drink a Blended Smoothie?
We love them in the morning because that’s when our body needs alkaline, easy-to-digest, liquid-y foods best. We wake up dehydrated and acidic and are usually not ready to overburden our digestive systems with rich, complex meals.

Blended smoothies can be a meal replacement especially if you are trying to lose weight. They can also be consumed at any other time of the day and are ideal to take between meals if you need to put on more muscle and/or gain weight. (Yes, while obesity seems to be the main focus of our attention today, some people are undernourished and need supplemental nutrition)


In a nutshell, drink your blended smoothies for breakfast, or as a simple yet nourishing meal or as a snack anytime of the day. They digest so quickly that you will soon find yourself feeling hungry again.

Now that you have some simple yet basic guidelines, you are ready to make your own delicious smoothies!
Here is a vegetable smoothie recipe to get you started... be creative and you’ll find that whipping up these smoothies is as easy as it is delicious!

Energizing Green Vegetable Smoothie Recipe:
Ingredients

½ of a small cucumber
½ cup fresh basil
1 cup spring mix
1 TBL coconut oil
2 cups fresh green beans
5 chives
½ cup water
½ cup Innergy-Biotic

Directions
Wash the vegetables and cut them up to prepare for blending.
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until the consistency is smooth.
Add more water if you want to thin out the consistency.
Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Variation: Add 1 Tbsp of Hemp Seed Butter

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THE POWERFUL PROTEIN SOURCES IN POTENT PROTEINS
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BENEFITS OF POTENT PROTEINS
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Many of the densely concentrated nutrients in Spirulina help protect our bodies from stress and toxins. Scientific studies on animals and humans have shown that spirulina supports immune function, T-cell proliferation and antibody production. These studies have also shown that spirulina has anti-inflammatory properties, and helps deactivate the toxins in food.

Spirulina is known to contain phytonutrients with strong antioxidant properties which support cellular health by protecting the cell membranes and DNA from damage by reactive oxygen radicals. Many of the health benefits can be obtained from eating large amounts of certain fruits and vegetables. However, spirulina has all of these properties rolled into one.

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Biodynamic Rice: contains high levels of insoluble fiber and contributes B vitamins — folic acid and pyridoxine — iron and potassium. Rice also contains the B vitamin thiamine, which is present in the brain. An excellent source of complex carbohydrates.

Flax Seed: is high in essential fatty acids and is a healing mucilage. Flax seed can be good for the bowel system, soothe cramps and heal inflammation. It provides Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils.

Alfalfa Seeds: a good source of Vitamins B1, B2, niacin, calcium, iron and is an excellent source of protein. Alfalfa seed has a percentage protein by weight of 35% as opposed to lean beef, which has 28% protein by weight.

Millet: is the richest in protein of all the grains. It is also rich in sillica, which is also good for hair, nails and skin. Of all the cereals, millet contains the highest level of iron. Millet also contains magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and other minerals, along with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and small amounts of C.

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Earth Day Crackers (Cultured)

By, Gina LaVerde

Today, as we celebrate Earth Day, we are reminded that caring for our planet and environment is essential for improving and maintaining our own health. Buying local and supporting organic farming provides you with the most nutritious and absorbable food.

Beets, artichokes and turmeric are all in season. And, all have a wonderful healing affect on the liver. If you can, take a trip to your local farmer’s market for some of the ingredients in today’s recipe.

Ingredients

4 cups dill-icious cultured beet salad

3 cups artichoke hearts

1tblsp turmeric

1 clove garlic

Pinch Sea Salt

4 cups sprouted raw flax seeds (or mixture of flax and chia seeds)
Enjoy plenty fermented beverages with your meals and snacks to help your body absorb all of the nutrition form your food. InnergyBiotic just may be our most delicious way to add these essential friendly microflora to your diet.

Optional: Add dill, cumin or any other seasonings you may like

Process
1.Blend flax, artichoke, turmeric, sea salt and garlic in a Vitamix or high speed blender
2.Stir in cultured beets
3.Spoon onto dehydrator tray, shape into crackers, and dehydrate for 5-10 hours, depending on the texture you like.
4.Enjoy!

Cultured Kefir Starter Packs

By bodyecologydiet.comBenefits
Kefir has many benefits including better digestion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates, and has been known for thousands of years for its anti-aging and immune enhancing properties.

Kefir is an ancient cultured food rich in amino acids, enzymes, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and B vitamins. Kefir means "feel good" in Turkish, and that's just how you'll feel after drinking a glass in the morning! Easy and fun to make at home, it is superior to commercial yogurt. An absolute must after antibiotic use!

Unlike yogurt, kefir can actually colonize the intestinal tract and is simple and fun to make at home.

Body Ecology Kefir Starter contains the following beneficial bacteria:

Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris
Lactococcus lactis subsp. diacetylactis,
Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris
Lactobacillus kefyr (thermophilic)
Klyveromyces marxianus var. marxianus
Saccaromyces unisporus
dextrose as a carrier (consumed during fermentation)

Contains 6 packets which can be used an average of 7 times each. 1/4 cup of previous batch will ferment 1 quart of liquid. 1 cup will make one gallon, and so on. For prolonged shelf life, keep refrigerated before using.

Suggested Use
To activate starter for initial usage:
Into container (preferably glass with lid), mix together the entire contents of one foil package of kefir starter and one quart of slightly warmed milk (about skin temperature or 92 degrees).

Shake, stir or whip with a whisk to mix well. Put lid on container.

Let this mixture ferment at 72-75 F for 18-24 hours for milk, 24-48 hours for coconut water and some others. (You will notice it is ready if the milk has thickened and has a distinctive, sour fragrance. Final consistency is pourable but not "eat with a spoon" thick.) Coconut water will not thicken like milk, only become cloudy and much less sweet.

Shake or stir vigorously and place into the refrigerator. Even in your refrigerator the fermentation process continues, but chilling will slow down the fermentation of the healthy bacteria and beneficial yeast.

Directions for transferring kefir after the initial batch has been made and directions for making kefir cheese are included on packaging.

Donna Gates recommends adding kefir starter to the liquid found inside the young, green coconut.

Kefir is traditionally made with cow's milk, but can be made with soy, coconut, rice, goat, or sheep milk (other varieties of milk yield a more watery kefir than cow's milk).

Kefir is a wonderful addition to smoothies!

Shelf life is 12 months from the manufactured date, or longer when stored in a freezer.

Cultured Vegetables Starter Packs

By bodyecologydiet.comUnit Price: $22.95

Benefits
Cultured foods have been an integral part of the healthiest diets for thousands of years and are essential to a long, healthy life. They give birth to a lavish inner ecosystem, building resistance to infections, and greatly enhancing digestion.
They are ideal for appetite and weight control, very alkaline and cleansing to the blood.

They are ideal for pregnant women, ensuring a healthy birth canal for her newborn child who will rely on her to provide healthy bacteria. Children with autism and ADD benefit from the culture as well. Cultured vegetables help take away cravings for sweets, soft drinks, bread, pasta, dairy, fruit and other expansive foods not allowed on the diet.

Research suggests that Lactobacillus plantarum has an ability to reverse gut disbyosis, like IBS, Crohn's Disease and Colitis.

Ingredients include
Cultured Vegetable Starter contains the following beneficial bacteria:
Lactobacillus plantarum,
Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis,
Lactococcus lactis ssp. cremoris.
Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis biovar. diacetylactis
Leuconostoc mesenteroides ssp. cremoris,

Each box contains 6 packets which can be used to make cultured vegetables, cultured whipped butter, and creme fraiche.

Suggested Use
Add one foil starter packet to one pint of pure, organic cream to make delicious sour cream. Whip the cream to make the best-tasting whipped butter you've ever tasted. You can flavor the butter with garlic, herbs, sea salt or even stevia.

While complete instructions and special tips are included with the packaging, ensure that the mixing bowl, electric beater, and sour cream are chilled before you begin making your butter.

Shelf life is 8 months from the manufactured date, or longer when stored in a freezer.
Carrier is Dextrose

Using the Body Ecology Diet to recovering children from autism and other disorders

We've been here supporting families using the Body Ecology Diet to recover their children from autism and other disorders since 2002.

Our group has gotten so large; it's been a challenge to keep up and continue the huge level of support that we are known for. Many of us here have decided to take our group to the next level so we can be more effective with our support at a local level and also fund research. We also needed a website to share the wealth of information that we've accumulated in five years and to make it easier to support other families that we typically have so much in common with. We've started a non-profit organization called bedrok community - hope, support, education for autism. We are moving all posting to a message board that is now active at http://www.bedrokcommunity.org. Although, the message board is free we are encouraging a one time membership fee of $100 to support our projects, administration expenses of the message bord and website, and also starting up local chapters for support. Bedrok community members will have special privileges, 200 page e-oookbook of kid-friendly recipes, and a listing in our member referal directory. We are approving worthy individuals to list their business or profession along with their name, e-mail address and location. We will do this the first year for free.

Please sign up for the message board at http://www.bedrokcommunity.org.

I hope you all are excited to become a part of something that is wonderful and will make a difference.

Owner/Moderator Diane Farr

How To Avoid Fatigue When Traveling

The Body Ecology Way
How many of you get jet lag, digestive distress or general fatigue when traveling? It is so common today, not just from the stress and lack of sleep that often accompanies travel - but also from what happens to your body when you fly.

If you stop and think about your last trip - what was it like? If you are like most people, it probably went something like this:

• You worked really hard to get your job and house settled before leaving - running around, staying up late, getting up early and burning the candle at both ends.
• The little time that remained was spent packing the things you and your family needed for your trip.
• You made lists on paper - or maybe in your head - and found that your mind was swimming with thoughts about what you might have forgotten.
• In the week-before rush, meals were eaten on the run, came from restaurants or out of boxes or cans.
• You ate the food on the plane, but did not really enjoy it - maybe you started to feel symptoms of digestive discomfort.

It's amazing the lengths we go to for a week or two off. We go on vacation to relieve the stress of everyday life and yet, we find that there is often a price for our precious time off - both before and after the trip. And what about business trips? We often arrive home more tired than before and "crash" from fatigue.
Well, there is a better way to travel - a way that will help minimize the stress we feel before, during and after our trips. Just like anything else, it takes time and preparation - but the increase in energy you will feel is worth the investment.

Traveling The Body Ecology Way
• Minimize stress - This is easier said than done in today's busy world. Consider making a list to get the details out of your head and onto paper. That alone will help minimize stress. Play soft music and take deep, focused breaths whenever you can the week before your trip. Consider taking a day off before and after your trip, to give yourself space to plan for and recover from travel.

• Prepare simple meals - The week before the trip, take some time on the weekend to prepare simple, healthy, BED meals for the week. Store them in the refrigerator or freezer so you can take them out and have quick, healthy food during the week. This will keep you healthy and full of vitamins and minerals to feed your body's energy producers - the thyroid and adrenals. Cultured veggies are a great fast food that is nutrient dense and can easily be carried with you for a meal before or after your flight.

• Plan your airport and plane nourishment - Bring a simple BED meal for the airport, but don't eat food on the plane. When the plane takes off, your whole body goes out of balance, including your digestive organs.This is why we feel so tired after flying. Bring liquids packed with minerals for the flight and plan your meals for before or afterwards. I always bring water bottles with FulvicAcid and Body Ecology Green Tea Extract - both sweetened with stevia. I also bring Vitality SuperGreen, for extra energy on long flights.

You deserve to be at your best whether you are traveling for business or pleasure. These few simple steps will make a big difference in how you feel, making travel a more enjoyable experience.

How to Eat Out at a Restaurant: 6 Tips to Eat Healthy, Choose Wisely and STILL Enjoy Yourself When Dining Out

by Donna Gates BodyEcology.com
Can you actually eat healthy in today's restaurants? Learn how to eat out, enjoy your meal and create vibrant health on the Body Ecology program!

Does it seem difficult to find a restaurant that serves healthy meals when you're ready for a night out on the town?

Do you fret eating out because you're certain it will ruin the healthy diet you've been following ... or do you eat out and later regret it because you didn't make healthy choices (or you didn't have any healthy choices to make)?

Well here's some good news -- you don't have to stay home to eat healthy meals.

In fact, you can follow our super-healthy Body Ecology program whether you choose to eat at home or in a restaurant...here's how!

Eating Out at a Restaurant: 6 Tips

1.Be prepared. Any time you start a new practice, the key to success is planning ahead. After awhile, it becomes an easy part of your routine. On long or short trips alone, with friends or family, I now carry a few basic necessities in a travel pouch that fits inside my bag everywhere I go. This way I am ready for a healthy meal out anytime, anywhere.

Here is what I bring:

1.Non-spill nalgene travel bottles filled with organic extra virgin olive oil or another favorite organic unrefined oil. Oils that do not have to be refrigerated like roasted pumpkinseed oil, MacNut Oil, pine nut oil work best for travel. Most restaurants use oils that are bleached, deodorized and refined. We call them "plastic" oils, and if you bring your own oil out to eat, your liver will be very thankful!
2.Celtic sea salt- most restaurants have the poisonous white table salt, so carry your own small vial or a small shaker of Celtic sea salt to season your meal.
3.Herbamare,a blend of herbs and sea salt, is another popular seasoning in our Body Ecology kitchens. A small vial of Herbamare helps you enliven anything you eat, especially vegetables and salads.
4.Stevia - carrying Stevia is a great way to ensure that you can sweeten your beverages and foods on the go, anytime. Learn more about Stevia by reading: The One Supplement that Should Be in Everyone's Cooking Cupboard.
5.Tea - I've noticed over the years that some restaurants only carry teas with caffeine or artificial flavorings, making it difficult to find a delicious hot or cold beverage out. I always carry our decaffeinated green and black tea concentrates in handy 2 ounce bottles. Learn more about the benefits of green and black tea by reading: Green Tea: The Greatest Benefits of This Ideal Drink.

Drink healthy hot or cold beverages with a touch of sweetness every time you are out!

2.Recognize the mainstream for what it is: Once you've made a commitment to be healthy, you can't help but notice the unhealthy choices that make up our so-called "modern world" where our main focus is on convenience. We've moved far away from the traditional whole foods of yesteryear where foods were prepared with both love and respect for their ability to create energy and life.

Instead of getting frustrated, I invite you to accept what is while quietly going about changing things for the better inside yourself. Often, this brings a sense of peace, allowing you to stay true to your commitment with an open heart and mind. The world can be changed by each of us doing this...one person at a time.

You may notice, as I have, that little by little, more restaurants are already offering healthier meal choices on their menus. In fact, chefs are often in tune to a patron's desires. If you see that the restaurant uses extra virgin olive oil in their salad dressings, thank the chef and let him know you'll be telling all your friends about his restaurant.

I truly believe chefs have a mission to help the world heal right now. I am very proud of my two friends, Richard and Jim Thomas. Their restaurant, R. Thomas Deluxe Grill, in Atlanta, Georgia on 1812 Peachtree Street NW has amazing, properly combined Body Ecology meals. The food is prepared in coconut oil and organic unrefined oils are used in their salad dressings. It is still the only restaurant I know that offers organic quinoa and millet dishes. There are many vegetable selections (including ocean veggies) and cultured veggies are served with each meal. You can see a sample menu at http://www.rthomasdeluxegrill.com/dinner.htm

One of my greatest dreams is to see restaurants all over America offering real food, BED style, like this. I want to show people how great our food tastes and how fantastic they can look and feel.
3.Know your options: One of the keys for surviving a night out on the town is to find a few favorite places with at least one healthy meal on the menu. Some restaurants are starting to offer more than just one or two healthy meal options. I've noticed that there are many restaurants offering salads with organic mixed baby greens. Do a little research and find out which restaurants offer organic vegetables, organic pasture-fed beef and poultry and wild fish. Most of all, find the ones that use real oils, like extra virgin olive oil and fats like butter and ghee.

Calling ahead is a great way to find out what's on the menu. It's not uncommon for patrons to have a food allergy so good restaurants expect to get inquiries by phone. Imagine how quickly we could change the restaurant industry if each of us began inquiring at our local restaurants about their oils.
4.Review the menu: Take a look at the entire menu and start to narrow down your options. If you see something that's close, ask the wait staff if it can be prepared the way you want it. If I see something I want on the menu, I will ask to have it prepared in a way that will meet my needs. For example, I may ask if I can have my vegetables cooked in real butter or simply steamed (since I'll be adding my own healthy, unrefined oil and Celtic sea salt!).

Some of my most die-hard Body Ecology Diet friends will bring cultured vegetables or a small amount of cooked Body Ecology grain-like seeds in a cooler bag or in their purse so that they can add a little flavor to their meal. In this way, if there are no great choices on the menu, they can order salad greens or steamed vegetables and add the quinoa, millet, or cultured veggies to what they brought.

And, of course, there will be times when you simply have to make compromises, like eating meats, fish and vegetables that are not organic. The fish may contain mercury, the meat may have hormones and the veggies may have been sprayed with pesticides. The good news is that your days of eating and drinking probiotic foods will serve you well. Cultured vegetables and probiotic liquids are full of beneficial microflora that negate or eat these up. In these situations, acknowledge yourself for sticking to an excellent program at home. Then enjoy yourself! Happiness heals!
Eating well is not about being perfect all the time. It is about developing habits and making wise choices most of the time.

For a great refresher on foods to choose, read: The Quick & Easy Guide to Improving Your Health on The Body Ecology Program.5.Enjoy sweet tastes. Most restaurants offer desserts laced with sugar, flour and other ingredients sure to feed pathogenic yeast (candida).Yet, many of us want the sweet taste in our meal. I have learned over the years that sometimes, all we need to satisfy a sweet tooth is a cup of tea with stevia.
IMPORTANT SIDENOTE: The current practice of putting sugar into your stomach after eating any kind of an animal protein such as fish or chicken will cause immediate bloating in your stomach. If you must eat sugar, have it alone on an empty stomach and follow it with a probiotic food or liquid rich in microflora that will help consume that sugar.
Even better, you can bring some CocoBiotic in one of your nalgene bottles and ask for a glass of sparkling mineral water and lemon or lime. Add a few drops of stevia and you have a delicious beverage that is sweet AND stops your cravings for sugar. If you really want something special, ask for a champagne glass. Don't be surprised if your dinner companions want to sample your drink for themselves!

6.Change your perspective. We've all heard that life is more enjoyable with a "glass is half full" perspective and the same is true for eating out. If you read the menu and feel deprived, you may end up sabotaging your good intentions. However, if you focus on enjoying your evening with your friends instead of the food you may find that you have a better time than ever when eating out.

In fact, many Body Ecology followers report that their dinner companions are intrigued by their properly combined meals and want to learn more. You can be sure that the next day your dinner companions will wish they had chosen as wisely. In the end, you'll probably notice that you feel less bloated and more energized.

If you find it challenging to change your perspective about your eating habits and when you go out to eat you throw all caution to the wind, you would likely benefit from overcoming the emotional issues you face. The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a great way to clear limiting thought patterns, addictions and negative thinking. I highly recommend you learn more about EFT and consider trying it if you haven't already.

Creating Demand, One Meal at a Time
Nothing looks or feels better than vibrant health. With our busy lives, it's a given that we'll be eating out fairly regularly. Learning how to eat out while following your healthy Body Ecology program is a great way to stay committed to creating energy and vitality, even in a world that has forgotten the link between food and health.

The more of us who join together and choose healthy meals, one restaurant at a time, the more demand will be created for not just healthy options, but healthy restaurants!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Need to Detox? Here’s How You’ll Know...

By BodyEcology.com

Don’t get comfortable with not feeling well. Everyday stress is one contributor to poor health. But there’s a bright side. You can feel so much better after you detoxify your body properly. Our no fail, step-by-step system of healing nurtures your personal needs. Go slowly, enjoy lasting results and finally find relief.

Feeling sluggish, anxious or craving sweets in a big way? Maybe it’s time to help your body detoxify. Sure, you’ve heard this term many times, as cleansing and detoxification are becoming increasingly popular. That’s because people like you are taking control of your health and realizing the lasting benefits of making gradual natural improvements to your diet and lifestyle.

Do You Need to Cleanse?

Your body cleanses on a daily basis. It’s Nature’s gift to you that keeps illness away, gives you energy and allows you to think clearly. But, too many people are getting used to feeling “not so well.” Too many people live with the painful effects of a toxic system, and remain unbalanced in their thinking, emotions and physical health. You certainly don’t have to be one of them.

Signs that it’s Time to Detoxify

Cravings: It seems like everyone has cravings these days. There are emotional triggers to this, but physically cravings can come from an abundance of highly processed and concentrated foods that artificially stimulate dopamine (the pleasure neurotransmitter), which plays a role in addiction. So, you will “feel good” and naturally want more of the food that is making you feel good. 1 Adding in fermented foods can help teach your body to crave what makes you really feel well. Cravings really do disappear once you detoxify.
Food Allergies: Food allergies are often a sign that you don’t have the proper beneficial microflora to absorb and assimilate the nutrients from your food. This occurs when toxins like candida yeast proliferate and cause a leaky gut. Over time, you can recover from many food allergies or sensitivities by detoxifying your body and restoring that microflora with a balanced probiotic-rich diet, like Body Ecology.

Heart Disease: The accumulation of toxins in the body allows for increased risk of heart disease. A diet lacking in living and fermented foods can lead to mal absorption of nutrients. As a result, a domino affect of nutritional deficiencies, high cholesterol, heart attack, or even stroke can occur. Purifying the body of harmful substances is one significant way of lowering the risk of heart disease.

Adrenal Fatigue: If you are exhausted, having trouble losing weight, finding it hard to focus, or even experiencing problems in the bedroom, adrenal fatigue could be the culprit. The adrenal glands interact closely with the thyroid, liver, digestive system, brain function, and reproductive systems. When the liver and other vital cleansing organs are hindered from performing their tasks due to toxins, adrenal fatigue often results.

Mental/Emotional Instability: The hazards of allowing dangerous chemicals into the body are not limited to the physical being. Mental and emotional disorders can be caused by a toxic system, and, much like food allergies, may be corrected.

Depression, anxiety, and even some eating disorders have been linked to an abundance of certain toxic substances. A build-up of harmful chemicals can block the absorption and release of beneficial chemicals, leading to an imbalance that can have negative physical, psychological, and emotional effects.

Could parasites be part of your toxicity problem? Do you have any of these symptoms?

Yeast infections, painful urination and enlarged prostate
Diarrhea and foul smelling stools
Nausea, vomiting, bloating, cramps, peptic-ulcers and gas
Chronic fatigue, low energy or hyperactivity
Weight loss
Flu symptoms, fever and aches
Sleep disturbances
Gall bladder problems
Vision problems
Anemia

Restoring energy in your body and balance within your digestive tract with a Body Ecology lifestyle makes for your best defense against harmful “bugs” like parasites. But, if parasites are already bugging you, EcoClear is a unique full-spectrum blend of the best herbs that kill parasites AND their eggs naturally.

Detoxification is Simple if You Take it Step By Step

If you find your symptoms among these listed, fear not! Detoxification can be simple and you can begin today by making small changes to your diet. Check out the Body Ecology 7 Principles. These ancient principles for wellness are your best map to your healthiest self. Try beginning by adding some delicious, fermented foods to your daily routine, or incorporating healthy green smoothies, or simply by switching to cleaner eating and practicing proper food combining. All of these are steps that will help you detoxify. The Principle of Step by Step is a reminder that you needn’t focus on speed, just get yourself n the right path and keep moving forward.

To learn more about how to fully detoxify your body, listen to and keep our detoxification training as your guide.

[1] Goldhammer, Alan, D.C., Dietary Addictions: Why eating healthfully is so difficult. National Health Association.
http://www.healthscience.org/index.php?view=article&catid=75%3Ahealthy-eating&id=398%3Adietary-addictions-why-eating-healthfully-is-so-difficult&option=com_content&Itemid=123

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Autism, Stem Cells and What the World URGENTLY Needs to Know: The Body Ecology

Perspectiveby Donna Gates for BodyEcology.com
Are you worried about the health of your children? Autism now affects 1 out of every 150 children born, but there is something we can do about it. Stem cell therapy is a new autism treatment that in addition to diet and lifestyle changes can heal our youngest generation and those to come.

As you know, I created the Body Ecology Diet to heal systemic fungal, viral and bacterial infections.

It has become clear over time that the Body Ecology program provides healing for many different kinds of physical problems. In fact, most of the health problems we suffer from today are fungal (or yeast) based...even cancer. This is certainly true for children who are suffering from an infection we now call autism. Spreading the word that autism is both treatable and preventable is a major goal.

Doctors and scientists are not exactly sure why children develop autism, but the statistics are frightening: roughly 1 out of every 150 children born is diagnosed with autism.1

Healing autism and other childhood development disorders has become a passion of mine. And while I understand the incredible power of nutrition and lifestyle support, I also seek therapies that will create the major shift parents of children with autism are seeking.

Stem cell therapy is a welcome discovery in our fight to greatly improve or eliminate autism from the lives of our children.

For this reason, I have been collaborating with Dr. Leonard Smith, who along with six other colleagues authored a research paper called Stem Cell Therapy for Autism. Dr. Smith and I are excited about how stem cell therapy, the Body Ecology program and some simple lifestyle changes can heal children with autism.

Here's what you need to know about these cutting edge techniques for autism treatment.

The Stem Cell and Autism Connection

What are stem cells?
Stem cells are primal cells that can divide and differentiate to become like any other more specialized cells in your body. The three types of stem cells are embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells and cord blood stem cells.

Embryonic stem cells are the most controversial because they are harvested from human embryos, while the other stem cells can be obtained from adult tissue or from the umbilical cord and placenta of newborn babies and their mothers without damage to them.

Why use stem cells for children with autism?
Children with autism suffer from two major conditions:

1.Hypoperfusion
2.Immune dysregulation

Hypoperfusion is decreased blood flow to the brain, meaning that the brain does not receive enough oxygen and cannot function normally.

Any time there is not enough blood flowing to the brain, the brain cells become inflamed and make more nitric oxide. This opens up the cells to receive too much calcium, which damages the mitochondria (that make the energy for cells). As a result, the brain cells die from lack of food.

Immune dysregulation in children with autism means that their immune systems do not respond normally to stimulation. When the body signals to the immune system that it needs help (like when the brain becomes inflamed) the proper immune response and subsequent healing do not occur in children with autism.

Instead, children with autism often have continually suppressed immune systems, chronic inflammation and suffer from autoimmune responses.

An autoimmune response happens when your body does not recognize your cells as your own and actually attacks the good cells. Autoimmune disorders include Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis, in addition to autism.

Immune dysregulation is very apparent in the gastrointestinal health of children with autism.

Most suffer from symptoms ranging from diarrhea, gas, and bloating to intestinal lesions and inflammation of their gastrointestinal system.

Researchers have discovered that two kinds of stem cells can specifically address the hypoperfusion and immune dysregulation that are characteristic of children with autism.

The Stem Cell Therapy - Autism Theory
Dr. Fabio Solano has used CD34+ stem cells from cord blood and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) as a successful autism treatment.

Cord blood CD34+ stem cells injected into the patient improve blood flow to the brain, which supplies the brain with more oxygen and results in improved central nervous system functioning.

Mesenchymal stem cells are used to heal immune dysregulation in people with Crohn's disease and can also suppress the inflammation in children with autism and address their fundamental immune abnormality.

Using these two kinds of stem cells together can heal both the brain and the gut for a unique treatment that has great potential!

To learn more about the research that Dr. Leonard Smith and his colleagues performed, go to the Journal of Translational Medicine to read Stem Cell Therapy for Autism.

Leonard Smith, M.D., is a renowned gastrointestinal, vascular and general surgeon as well as an expert in the use of nutrition and natural supplementation. His research on stem cell therapy as an autism treatment is ground breaking, but he still believes that it is only one part of conquering the autism epidemic. Donna Gates and Dr. Leonard Smith are teaming up to create a better solution for autism that combines stem cell therapy with a healing Body Ecology diet and lifestyle program.

Patricia vs. Autism
Dr. Fabio Solano regularly treats patients with CD34+ stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells.

In fact, you can see the progress of one of his young patients on YouTube! Patricia Cabrera is a young girl who has had successful stem cell therapy to treat autism.

Under the supervision of Dr. Solano, her healing is remarkable, and her verbal and interpersonal skills visibly improve. For Patricia and other patients, stem cell therapy is an amazing solution that offers hope for a normal life.

Is stem cell therapy a viable autism treatment?

Stem cell therapy appears to be a safe way to treat autism, though it does take several treatments over the course of a year and may not be covered by insurance.

Stem cell therapy does have the potential to help a large number of children with autism; however, it is a major intervention, and children with autism need to be healthy from the inside out.

As Dr. Smith says, "Stem cell therapy is the dessert, not the main course," and nutrition and lifestyle should support optimal health.

Indeed, autism is a complex disorder, with complex causes. Even doctors are not sure exactly why it happens.

I believe that a subset of children have genomic variations in their detoxification pathways as well as serious immunologic issues. In addition, children whose mothers had candida, viruses or heavy metal toxins in their blood during pregnancy pass those issues on to their children. Then, these children with already weak immunity are exposed to toxins through vaccinations.

Exposure to candida, viral infections and heavy metals puts some children more at risk, and with the continual environmental and dietary toxins in our modern world, we are seeing more and more neurological disorders in both children and adults.

To learn more about the causes of autism read
The Root Causes of Autism: A Supposed Mystery That is Not So Mysterious

Fortunately, the human body is very flexible, and autism does not happen to everyone. I do believe that we can heal this condition, from the inside out.


Body Ecology Healing Autism


Autism can be healed, and Body Ecology is uniquely suited to addressing developmental disorders like autism, ADD, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. In this revolutionary guide, you can learn the specific approaches that heal children and help them lead normal lives. Get your copy of The Natural Autism Solution today!

The Body Ecology system for health and healing is especially suited to treating autism and can be the "main course" of the autism solution.

This all-natural program impacts health even without stem cell therapy!

The Body Ecology system:

Creates the needed energy to heal

Boosts immunity

Helps heal gastrointestinal distress

Helps detoxifies your body

Conquers infections because it is anti-fungal and anti-viral
Body Ecology is unique because it is based on seven universal principles that when practiced lead to answers for most health problems. These principles show us how to create ideal health and they are timeless and work for anyone. We also emphasize the healing of your intestines as one of the most important first steps to great health. By encouraging the growth of good bacteria in your gut with our 7 superfoods along with fermented foods and drinks, you naturally create a healthy inner ecosystem that supports your health and healing, no matter what your current condition!

To find out more about your inner ecosystem and Body Ecology's healing foods, read The Quick and Easy Guide to Improving Your Health on the Body Ecology Diet Part I: The First 7 Steps to Great Health.
Here are the important components to defeating autism with the Body Ecology program:

Antioxidants in fresh, whole foods reduce inflammation
Fermented foods and drinks like raw, cultured vegetables and fermented drinks populate your gut with the beneficial bacteria (probiotics) that keep you healthy and strong.
Regular exercise including walking, yoga and rebounding enhances oxygen in your blood, health, emotional wellbeing, and digestion.
Improving emotional health with the top-recommended Sedona Method enables you - in a very easy-to-learn and easy-to-use manner - to let go of the emotional toxins that create stress and illness. I strongly encourage you to learn more about The Sedona Method and use it to help you overcome negative emotions!
Detoxification clears your body's natural elimination pathways, which is especially important for children with autism. Body Ecology does this beautifully using Young Coconut Kefir. This refreshing drink, rich in probiotics, cleanses your liver and removes toxins (like heavy metals) naturally.
Preparing for pregnancy before conception. Prospective new moms and dads can create healthy babies by following the Body Ecology Way of Life for at least six months before they conceive their baby. By nourishing her body with delicious foods of The Diet and by following our detoxification guidelines, autism, ADD and many other childhood illnesses can be totally prevented. Read What Every Girl & Woman Needs to Know NOW if They Ever Want to Have a Baby to learn more about preparing for conception.

Autism: A Call to Action
Truly, autism is a wake up call from our children, showing us the rampant toxicity in our food and our environment. We can all benefit from taking action to stop this tragic epidemic. Let's quickly learn the lessons these beautiful children are bringing to us and begin right now to improve the health of children and adults everywhere in the world.

The Body Ecology program supports you in changing your lifestyle to create inner health that also impacts our planet.

To learn more about what you can do to fight autism, read
Autism's Wake Up Call and What You Can Do Now

Sources:
Weiss, Rick. 1 in 150 Children in U.S. Has Autism, New Survey Finds. Washington Post. February 2007.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/08/AR2007020801883.html
Other Sources:
Smith, et al, "Stem Cell Therapy for Autism," Journal of Translational Medicine 2007, 5:30. http://www.translational-medicine.com/content/5/1/30#IDABE20Y

Mind Programming (Book Reccomendation)

"Must Read" Book Recommendation from Donna Gates & Kimberly Gingras:
If you are plagued with negative thoughts, wonder why you keep repeating the same patterns or can't seem to get unstuck, we have a "must read" recommendation for you: Eldon Taylor's brand new paperback release of his International Bestseller, Mind Programming. In this eye-opening book, Eldon bares the facts, exposing the groups ranging from media types to governmental agencies that have spent billions of dollars learning how to surreptitiously gain access to your thoughts, your motivations and your choices. See for yourself in the 'smoking gun' of advertising manuals, in the secret clandestine work of governmental agencies, in the neuro-technology labs of the sellers of goods and services. You will be shocked and horrified at the extent a few have gone to shape every aspect of your thinking, and this programming goes on everyday!

"Brainwashing and marketing are big business; and your precious mind is a coveted commodity. In this book Eldon Taylor exposes all and tells you how to take your power back and be free to become your own best self. Eldon is a grand master of the mind."
- Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Your Soul's Compass

Mind Programming is really two books in one. The first half of the book is the tell-all story that uncovers the unseen influences that are so pervasive, penetrating and effective. The second half of the book is all about the tools and technologies you can use to cleanse your mind of the nonsense you may not have even recognized as being present before reading this liberating book. Better yet, Eldon covers numerous tools and techniques to assist you in taking back the control of your mind. PLUS: Mind Programming ships with a free, high-tech, mind-training CD, that utilizes the patented and proven InnerTalk technology. I am so excited about this new book because I know it can really make a powerful difference in your life. Get your copy of Mind Programming today, along with special gifts from visionary authors.