Three Kings

I knew Dr. Kyle D. Christensen when we lived in Payson, Utah. We even attended emergency preparedness classes in his home. One thing I observed, while in his home was a personal infrared sauna. [More on the sauna in another post] Dr. Chrtstensen is very sharing with his insights. The following came across my desk in July, 2018. Perfect timing for my research. I had to try it.

Turmeric & The 3 Kings

The Golden Spice

 Dr Kyle Christensen DC July 30, 2018

Turmeric is referred to as the golden spice and was considered more valuable than the precious metal gold during the time of Christ. It is thought that the Spice Traders known as the Magi or 3 Kings presented to the Christ child Gold (Turmeric), Frankincense and Myrrh as gifts of healing as well as wealth. 

We now combine the rich tradition of Gold/Turmeric, Frankincense and Myrhh for your benefit to reduce pain and inflammation. These classic herbs carry with them healing power to body, mind and spirit. These herbs have been documented to assist in the recovery of Arthritis, Autoimmune Disease, Neurologic Diseases, Type II Diabetes, Lung conditions, Alzheimers Disease as well as Cardiovascular Disease. Fenugreek has been added to this formula because of the great enhancing effect when combined with turmeric. Fenugreek has repeatedly been shown to increase the bioavailability (the bodies ability to use) of turmeric by 24.8 to 45.6 times! Wow! We just couldn’t leave it out.Turmeric – latin name:Curcuma longa is used as a food and traditional medicine for:

  • Rheumatic pain
  • traumatic swelling
  • Menstrual problems
  • As a Blood Purifier
  • For Skin Disease
  • Digestion issues

 Turmeric is known to:

  • fight the effects of aging
  • protect against blood sugar imbalances
  • reduce inflammation and pain
  • protect the heart and nervous system
  • fight cancer and its effects

BioAvailability (how well it is used in the body)Many manufacturers have combined turmeric with black pepper based on a study that suggested this combination to be 20 times more bioavailable. Unfortunately this study has not been reproduced. If others cannot verify your discovery, you’ve got to question the validity of the results. Fortunately, multiple and repeated studies have discovered and confirmed the spice Fenugreek increases bioavailability 24.8 to 45.6 times. Turmeric with fenugreek also crosses the Blood-Brain-Barrier and stays available in the blood stream three times longer than turmeric alone.  Repeated Studies show that turmeric (especially when combined with fenugreek)

  • Reduces mental Fatigue
  • Increases Arterial Flexibility
  • Helps with Depression
  • helps with Diabetes
  • reduces Inflammation 
  • increases microcirculation helping kidney function and eye health
  • alleviates Chronic Skin disorders
  • Lowers triglycerides and cholesterol
  • Helps with pain management
  • Supports and reduces autoimmune attacks on the body
  • helps with digestion particularly with GERD (Gastro-esophageal reflux disorder)
  • Used to treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Helps to treat Fatty Liver Disease (non-alcoholic type)

WOW!! Turmeric is truly one of the great herbs that can benefit nearly everyone.

 Frankincense Boswellia species

  • One of the best CANCER fighters
  • Arthritis – reduces joint pain
  • Lowers Inflammation
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Anti-Depressant
  • Anti-Anxiety
  • Prevents Autoimmune Disease
  • Speeds up healing of Infections

 Myrrh Commiphora molmol

  • Used to treat Hayfever
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-Parasitic
  • Anti-Cancer
  • Skin Health
  • Relaxant
  • Digestive support
  • Diarrhea
  • Hypothyroidism

Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum

  • Heartburn relief
  • Type I and II Diabetes
  • Balancing Cholesterol
  • High Fever Remedy
  • Lowering Blood Sugar levels
  • Reduces Menopausal symptoms

Introducing our 3 KINGS Formula

 Want to save 89% on this amazing new turmeric supplement? Make it yourself! Purchase our 3 KINGS kit – mix the provided herbs, and put them in capsules yourself (easy with the included capsule machine and capsules) and you can make 1,000 capsules for $95.50 – compared to over $850 at retail price of our Turmeric Forte.
Give us a call and we can get you set up with this fast and effective formula. 801-360-0749

Blessings, Dr Kyle Christensen June 2018 

I got the ‘machine’ for filling the capsules. It is a bit time consuming… but way less expensive than the Standard Process Turmeric Forte.

I began consuming the “Three Kings’ mixture of Turmeric, Frankincense, Myrrh & Fenugreek on Aug 15th  A person doesn’t get ill, overnight, so I must expect the benefits to not totally manifest benefits immediately.  The formula I use to approximate the time for significant health changes to begin to manifest is: 1 month for every decade of age.  Thus, I being 70+, marked my calendar Mid MARCH 0f 2019.. as a target, to decide if I wish to continue the protocol any longer…  I take three capsules, 3 times a day and have not noticed any  negative side effects. 

Dr. Christensen forwarded the following link to GreenMedInfo in August.

How WHOLE Turmeric Heals The Damaged Brain
Long considered impossible to accomplish, new research reveals how a simple spice might contribute to the regeneration of the damaged brain.

 

Rock Steady Boxing

On The Invigorated Community testimonials keep popping up about how much Rock Steady Boxing has kept them going and how important it is in their plan of attack.

Yesterday morning, as I gave my grandsons their morning wakeup call, I noticed one of the boy’s punching bag and asked if I could borrow their gloves… which they promptly provided, cautioning me to not hit it so hard it fell into the mirror and breaks it. 🙂

I then wondered if I could find a workout on the internet. I learned there is a Physical Therapy that offers Rock Steady Boxing in the Villages near me. And after watching the informative videos below… I see there is a LOT more to it than just hitting a bag. The emphasis is on Forced Intense Workout.

This Youtube tells about the original Rock Study Boxing in Indianapolis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw32zOwbih4

This Youtube shows the wide diversity of therapies employed.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnFw2SKjcHU

 

Sparked by a conversation

As I visited with a couple of my friends while we ate lunch (in the temple lunchroom) yesterday, we were talking about my blog and health in general. A question came up: What supplements do you take?

“Funny you should ask”, I said. “I can’t hardly find time to put something on the blog, for researching other sites I find. Last night I found an eight part series by Dr. Mark Hyman about FUNCTIONAL Medicine. I was very impressed with how well he presented the concepts.’

I also found (and included excerpts from) an article where he listed the nutritional supplements he feels are most important.

I recommend everyone view at least #1 of the Dr.’s series, if you have, or know anyone with a ‘diagnosis’ of ADD, anxiety, depression, OCD, bi-bolar disorders, etc… https://brokenbrain.com/01-epidemic/

I already consume the supplements in his primary list.. AND I do not remember him mentioning the #1 medicine for Parkinson’s Consider intense exercise as your most important daily medicine.

These are excerpts from the article Written byMARK HYMAN, MD

Here’s How to Heal Our Broken Brains with Nutrients

What leads to a broken brain? Most of us never learn how to manage our energy and bodies. Instead, we use drugs like sugar, caffeine, and alcohol to self-medicate and manage our energy and moods. We don’t connect our behaviors and choices with how we feel.

The key insight is that your brain is an organ that’s connected to everything else happening in your body. Fixing your brain starts with fixing your body: optimizing all the inputs and taking out the bad influences. The brain is resilient and can recover and heal when given the right conditions. ……(see article)……………………Even if you do all those things correctly, you might not be getting the right amount of certain nutrients that support your brain and body. That’s where supplements come in.

Think of nutrients as fertilizer for your brain. These little helpers improve communication and connections. ………………………………… Here’s how I approach optimizing nutrient support.

Start with the Basics

These nutrients are foundational supplements that cover the bases you might not—probably aren’t—getting from food. They feed your body and feed your brain. I put nearly all my patients on these supplements.

When choosing supplements, you should absolutely choose quality products. Not all supplements are created equal, and the wrong supplements—those with things like potentially reactive fillers or inferior forms of nutrients—can create more harm than good.

Fortunately, even among professional brands, none of these supplements are expensive. These are the foundational supplements that I recommend everyone take:

  1.  A high-quality, high-potency, highly bioavailable, broad-spectrum multivitamin/mineral. This contains optimal amounts of the full range of vitamins and minerals in their correct forms. You will probably need to take 2 – 6 or more capsules (depending on the manufacturer’s recommended dose).
  2.  Extra magnesium. Research shows about 75 percent of us are deficient in this calming mineral that plays a part in over 300 enzymatic reactions in our bodies. Take 200 – 400 mg of magnesium citrate or glycinate before bed in addition to what is in your multi. This relaxes the nervous system and muscles while calming your brain.
  3.  Extra vitamin D3. Because so many of us work indoors all day, more than 80 percent of the US population has insufficient levels of vitamin D, which our bodies synthesize from sunlight. Research shows vitamin D deficiencies contribute to a wide range of problems including dementia. Ask your doctor for a vitamin D test and if your levels are low, work with him or her to optimize them.
  4.  Omega-3 fatty acids. Our brains are nearly 60 percent fat, so it should be no surprise that not getting sufficient dietary fat can adversely impact this organ. Chief among those fatty acids for your brain are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These omega-3 fatty acids are critical for supporting brain function and mood, regulating metabolism, and preventing diabetes and inflammation. Most of us need more than our food delivers, which is why I recommend a high-quality supplement. 

  5.  Special methylation factors like folate, B6, and B12. Methylation is a key biochemical process essential for the proper function of almost all of your body’s systems. It occurs billions of times every second; it helps repair your DNA on a daily basis; it controls homocysteine (an unhealthy compound that can damage blood vessels); it helps recycle molecules needed for detoxification; and it helps maintain mood and keep inflammation in check. To keep methylation running smoothly you need optimal levels of these B vitamins. Without enough B vitamins methylation breaks down, and the results can be catastrophic. Your multi will contain some B vitamins, but I find many patients do well taking an additional B-complex multivitamin.
  6.  Probiotics. These beneficial bacteria can improve your digestion, reduce food allergies, and reduce gut inflammation. Gut health plays a powerful role in brain health. When you don’t have the right gut diversity, inflammation and things like leaky brain can occur, setting the stage for diverse problems ranging from brain fog to dementia.

Going Deeper with Supplements

I frequently use other supplements beyond these foundational nutrients to address specific brain conditions. (See the entire article at this link) https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/01/16/heres-heal-broken-brains-nutrients/

  1. Glutathione precursors. Glutathione is your body’s master antioxidant that also recycles other antioxidants, which are critical for cleaning up free radicals. When left unchecked, these free radicals lead to massive cell destruction (including brain cells). A great way to get glutathione is with a lot of cruciferous rich vegetables such as broccoli and collards. Various supplements including lipoic acid, N-acetyl-cysteine, and quality grass-fed whey protein all serve as precursors to help your body make glutathione.
  2. Support your mitochondria. These little power plants in nearly all your cells fuel your brain and body. Nutritional deficiencies, low levels of antioxidants, exposure to toxins, allergens, infections, and stress can all damage your mitochondria. “If your mitochondria are not working very well, then that organ doesn’t work very well. In the brain, that means that you begin to have problems with fatigue, pain, irritability, and cognitive decline,” says Dr. Terry Wahls in our Broken Brain interview. Nutrients you can use to optimize mitochondria include L-carnitine, NADH, lipoic acid, and coenzyme Q10. When you don’t get enough of these nutrients, your mitochondria have a much more difficult time producing energy, compounding the problems they face from the onslaught of ever more free radicals. Your brain cells fire more slowly, your metabolism slows, and your ability to process toxins shuts down.
  3. Try calming nutrients. Mood disorders like anxiety and depression are at epic levels today. Fortunately, we have a wide array of supplement options to address these brain conditions. GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a nutrient that calms the brain from too much of the neurotransmitters epinephrine and norepinephrine. It is like a brake on overstimulation in the brain. When you have low levels of GABA, it is harder for you to relax after your body has released these excitatory neurotransmitters. Other supplements that can improve conditions like depression and anxiety include L-theanine (an amino acid in green tea), 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), inositol (usually found as a powder), and herbs like Rhodiola rosea.

I recommend working with a Functional Medicine practitioner to address your particular supplement needs, though as I mentioned, nearly everyone will benefit from these foundational nutrients. I’ve gone into more detail about many of these and other nutrients in my Broken Braindocuseries. You can learn more about this cutting-edge series here.

Wishing you health and happiness,

Mark Hyman, MD

Tools I Use

When I started the Keto diet, I used the chronometer app to aid me in my meal planning. But I wondered how I could tell when I was in Ketosis. You can pay a lot for a breathalizer… but I found one on line through the HouseofKeto. It gives me the peace of mind, to know I haven’t errored and fallen out of Ketosis.

When I chose to refine my diet a little, to the Keto-Alkaline diet, I ordered Keto-ph Urine Reagent Strips through Dr. Anna Cabeca’s website.

For the Keto diet, I created a yummy bread recipie. I had a 50 lb. supply of almonds in my food storage, but processing through my wheat grinder just gummed it up. I had a really good blender..(I thought) But I burned up the motor while making the third batch of Almond bread. So I now have a powerful Vitamix processor. [I’ll share the recipe in another post]

I have found when I get up in the night to relieve myself, I am stiff enough that sitting was more like falling on. A Raised Toilet Seat has simplified my task and improved my comfort.

We now have an Infrared Sauna in our shed behind the home. [I am so glad we live in Florida] I cut & paste from a web site… . https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00674895

“Observations from our research studies indicate that, far infrared rays provide energy to the body, improve the autonomic functions of the nervous system, restore the functions of the endocrine system, strengthen the immune system, improve blood circulation and increase the level of oxygen in the cells and promote the regeneration of muscle cells, nerves and brain cells.

It is hereby postulated that irradiation using far infrared, with wavelength between 5 to 20 microns, of the central nervous system, the endocrine system and the whole body could prevent, control, manage or possibly lead to complete rehabilitation of people who have Parkinson’s Disease

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My exercise aids consist of a Whole Body Vibration machine. [I’ll share benefits and my routine in a future post} Online exercise videos w/ walking sticks, 2 lb weights and a ball. And I am now the proud user of a tandem bicycle / Rhoades Car. Since it has a solar powered power assist, my riding partners don’t get worn out trying to get up the little hills. [Chris, the owner of the company, is an honorary member of my Wolfpack, He sends his support, offering a 25% discount to anyone purchasing a Rhoades Car if they give him my name… Sue Rosier or code #1084] What follows is from his Blog:


Special Needs & Rhoades Car


Don’t you love it when you create something and it ends up providing a new solution in addition to what you originally created it for?  Or when you finish a project and you look back and see how rewarding it was to see the fruit it produced?  As we’ve seen Rhoades Car move into different markets and offer a healthier lifestyle to individuals, families, and work-style to corporations, we’ve also seen how it can help and increase a positive outlook on life with young and old individuals with all different types of special needs.  It’s the most rewarding feeling when you get to hear from family members or parents of how a Rhoades Car has or could really help their special needs family member either get outdoors more and/or feel like they’re actually contributing to an activity with others.

With four wheels, two seats, and the open road, everyone can enjoy it.  It shouldn’t matter if you have something physically holding you back, you deserve some excitement and enjoyment on the road.  Rhoades Cars have a unique experience that allow you to ride on a stable quadricycle, sit on a comfortable seat, and either participate in the pedaling or not, it’s totally up to you.  Rhoades Cars also can be customized the person’s special needs to help them better enjoy and participate.  We recently had a customer request to have foot straps on the passenger’s right side as well as a seat belt.  This particular customer’s wife had had a stroke and they were both eager to get back out together and exercise.  Since they were both once avid cyclists, this was the best way for them to get back to an activity they enjoyed and could do it together.  That’s where we love to be able to customize is when a customer has a specific need, we have a specific answer.

As we’ve noted in a recent blog, one very important advantage Rhoades Cars have is the side-by-side seating.  Much different than a tandem experience, with our recumbent seating style, you really get to sit comfortably while engaging in communication with the person next to you.  It’s very similar to a vehicle so it combines the cycling experience of pedals with the seating experience of a car.

A few weeks ago we shipped a custom-made Rhoades Car to a developmental achievement center which specializes in helping adults with disabilities become as independent as possible.  This particle model had a specialized trailer on it with stable foot plates (and foot straps),a swivel seat, and a seat belt.  Since some of their adults could not participate in the cycling aspect, this allows them to go on the ride with others and still be able to enjoy the outdoors with everyone else in a stable and comfortable manner.  The trailer was specifically for someone to enjoy a ride outdoors and be able to take in the sights and sounds of nature during a ride.  We also have customers who suffer from diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, where their Rhoades Car has tremendously changed not only their outlook on life, but in some ways increased their quality of living.

Rhoades Car’s owner, Chris Spann, has a special place in his heart for helping those with special needs or physical illness.  The former owner, William suffered a brain-stem stroke in December of 2006.  “If I could have had a Rhoades Car during my recovery, to enjoy time with my wife and kids, it would have been a game-changer.”  This was a strong feeling that contributed to Mr. Horton’s drive behind purchasing the company in 2015.  That same feeling and want to help those who may be suffering from various hardships, continues through Rhoades Cars today.

We have numerous customers and inquiries every week from parents who are interested in providing a better atmosphere for their kids.  From autistic to blind or vision-impaired to down syndrome, a Rhoades Car allows them to participate in a healthy and fun cycling exercise and depending on their level of engagement, can actually pedal or steer the bike.  Nothing else allows them the freedom to enjoy time with others outdoors AND get a great exercise.

We love hearing these stories from our customers.  We realize what we get to do is make a product that not only brings joy to so many for being able to be just like everyone else, but it brings back a simple pleasure that so many of us take for granted everyday, which is being able to enjoy being around the people we enjoy and love the most.  Whether it’s a family member with special needs or someone who has suffered from a life-altering disease or illness, we enjoy providing a customized product that helps fight against the mental and physical hardships that come with special needs and disabilities.  Here at Rhoades Car we consider it a privilege to partner with families and individuals to help bring smiles and joy to everyone, no matter what life throws at them.