How Can You Buy Quality Supplements?

I have spent hours and hours searching for the answer to how to shop for quality supplements.  It is not easy but here are some suggestions for you to use in your quest.

uspUSP Verified – This seal may ensure purity, identity and potency, among other things. When USP verified companies are allowed to carry an official “USP Verified” seal on their labels it probably has value. The group maintains an evolving list of the brands that have received its seal and the places where they can be purchased. Here is a link to their website.

 

NSFNSP Verified – is a program that reviews supplements frequently used by athletes for sports. The blue and white NSF seal means that a product has been independently tested to ensure that it is pure and that it contains the ingredients listed on its label.

 

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Consumer Labs (?) –  ConsumerLab.com, which frequently tests products and maintains an archive of reports on its website may be reliable but I have recently learned that companies with its label pay heavy fees to “earn” the label each year and as such I am discounting their value.

 

TrustPilotTrustPilot – Is a review site that strives to aggregate customer reviews and qualify the reviewers to verify their validity.  I am using them and participating in their program as a reviewer as of today.  What can a customer tell you?  It is unlikely they can tell you much about the quality of the product other than by personal intuition. On the other hand they may be able to tell you lots about customer service and pricing.  Worth checking them out.

Who do I use?  I get some of my products from a naturopathic doctor in Ct. Why?  if the products don’t work his patients don’t come back and he is very successful. I also order from Swansonvitamins.com   They carry their own brands as well as name brands and all at pretty good prices.  Their fees have gone up over the years so I have been searching for other sources.  At this point they are still hard to beat in my impression.  Apply the two seals,  NSF and USP and you may have your best option!

……………. Janr Ssor.

 

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Ignore Medicine – Eat More Dirt!

Years back, I married a lady who ate nearly twice as much as me and stayed slender and beautiful.  I, on the other hand,  had to watch my diet, run many miles more than her and still I was never what you would call slender. What really made the difference?

Many years later, the truth of this mystery began to grow in the fertile soil  of my mind, the truth about dirt!  Sadly,  this also clearly portrayed the ignorance of science, the church I had so long prayed at.

Thinking  back however, the seeds of truth were born in my first years philosophy class when Professor Posposel asked what boundaries were? I raised my hand and when acknowledged said, “They were an illusion painted for the choice and convenience of the human mind that help us cross the street with safety.  Boundaries help us repeat things over and over with reasonably good expectations of the same result.  In this manner we can delegate life’s many repetitive tasks to a lower level of our mind and get on with the fun part of ignoring this illusion while recreating the world in our own image!” ….. to not bore those of you who are not of philosophically bent, I will skip the whole long discussion this engendered.

In other words, as it came to diet we use boundaries to choose certain foods as healthy and amounts of exercise as necessary.  However, there is  minimal truth in describing these boundaries.  As I see it, it is just a convenience that somewhat fits our time in history and location on Earth.   At another time in history, on another land mass, this truth would be different.  After all is it not apparent that those living in Alaska eating fish and whale fat,  live and eat quite differently than those in Japan and yet both may be quite healthy?

The answer lies, I believe,  in the dissolution of boundaries!  It is realizing that we as human bodies are simply a  catalyst that organizes the dirt and bacteria of the Earth into something we call ourselves (by creating again a convenient illusion of boundaries). In so doing each of us on this Earth can be seen as quiet different as we are made of and for the bacteria and dirt of the time and place we live in! Let me be sure you are following me.  First you are NOT separate from the Earth in most senses, certainly not cellularly.   There are 10 times more bacteria cells in your body than what we might call our body cells (those formed by embryogenisis). These “bacteria cells”  are really found in the Earth’s soil,  if it is not poisoned by Monsanto’s pesticide or other chemical monstrosities.  So, what is “you?”   In essence the sperm and egg that began forming  “you” really formed a mobile food seeking catalyst that would allow bacterial cells from the Earth to grow on and within it.  Our job is to find food to feed the bacterial cells in our gut and to be mobile enough to transport them to better food sources than they might otherwise have access to!  We are a catalyst to their growth.

We picture the soil of the Earth as a nutrient media in which plants can grow.  If we are organic or biodynamic farmers, we picture the soil of the Earth as a nutrient media in which insects of all types (such as worms) can grow and enrich the soil for plants.  If we are scientists we also picture the soil as a place that microscopic bacteria grow on decay and living plant roots,  helping them to grow too!  Isn’t it amazing how boundaries change with each persons “education?”

Here lies the challenge of “civilization” and why we are dying like flies from so many new and miserable diseases.  Too many boundaries!   Disconnected from the Earth by concrete, steel, asphalt and disinfectants,  we are something designed to fail and die, just as your light bulb will go out when you unplug it!  Put sterile, dead, manufactured, processed foods into your body and you and your fellow bacteria will die.

Have you not read that children are suffering from lifelong allergies because they grew up in sterile homes with HEPA vacuum wielding fanatics who scrubbed dents in the granite counters scouring for traces of anything that looked like  peanut butter? Are we not dying from C Difficile  that has invaded our “overly clean”  hospitals where antibiotics are distributed like M&M’s by well intentioned grandmothers? Have the factory farmed chickens stuffed with antibiotics not laid the seeds of your death in their eggs filled with salmonella?

You say, “see it is the bacteria that are making us ill!  We do need boundaries!  Give me a clorox wipe for the shopping cart, quick!”  NO! It is the destruction of the natural bacteria that keep us healthy that has allowed the more dangerous ones to proliferate!  It is the imbalance created by “modern civilization’ and myopic scientists.  It is the creation of boundaries that are unnatural and imaginary.

The Earth IS ALIVE!   We are just an organ of its bodily functions. We will likely find that the Solar System is alive and that the Earth is just an organ of its large body. It likely goes on and on and I won’t terrify you by imagining there might be a God at the end of this trail.

Let’s keep it simple, we don’t need more sterilization, we need more dirt. We need to live as the American Indian’s tried to teach us, in harmony with the rest and most of our bodies, that which is the soil of the Earth. Or if you are more spiritual then most, consider that we are all one and one with God for we are surely one with the Earth.  And, when we return to that notion and dissolve the imaginary boundaries that we have painted to separate us one from another and each from the Earth, disease shall vanish, all natural diets will feed all natural denizens of the Earth with equally good results and most importantly, I can eat as much as my wife and not have to run so darned many miles!

Janr Ssor

 

The Earth Is Alive – And We Are Its Cells

In some of my sci-fi stories I share the understanding of how small our role is in this universe’s history; but, how big our role may be in keeping the planet Earth Alive.  Here is a wonderful  scientific analysis of why what I preach may be what we should all practice.  If you know that the Earth feeds us then you should also know that we must feed the Earth. ……here is the story.

 

Read more?….. Joseph Mercola’s Article 

13 Simple Tips for Living Happy, Wild, and Free

15 years ago I did some motivational speaking to try to get people to live before they died!  Most people stop living by the early 20’s and just get by until they can die around 65.  That is a long time to live in misery!  Life Is To Short To Do That!  This article embodies everything I have learned from the best motivational speakers and more.  I believe every word that is written here will help you be happier!  Happier, no mater what is happening in your life today.  You can be happy even when you have lots of challenges,  you can certainly be happier.  Take the time to read this great article,  republished by Dr Mercola and written  by Lynn Newman  as she titled it, “10 Simple Tips to Live Happy, Wild, and Free.’  Dr Mercola has added a few more tips and now it is 13!

 13 Simple Tips for Living Happy, Wild, and Free

Read the story here –> 13 Simple Tips for Living Happy, Wild, and Free.

Radicals Should Use Germ Warfare Before We Develop Antibiotics!

Germ warfare in a milder form can be food poisoning. Have you ever had food poisoning?  When you do,  you would rather die then live in that state of suffering.  It goes on and on for hours and the hours seem like days.  You sense that every orifice of your body is discharging something and doing it violently. You are so nauseous that you want to be unconscious. It feels like someone is sticking an ice pick into your head and twisting it Imageslowly. Did I miss something? Unfortunately I have personal experience with this.

Admittedly most of us survive this germ caused poisoning, so it is not a fair comparison to the germ warfare that some nations have used and most have banned. Antibiotics may be of help in some germ warfare events and they can be used in some rare cases of bacterial food poisonings. Actually antibiotics can worsen food poisoning and so they are rarely used.  Why are we talking about food poisoning?  Read on…

When I was on a trip with some friends, I got food poisoning. My friend, Dr Michael Gazsi, is a naturopath and he recommended that I take small handfuls of probiotics every 15 minutes as a treatment.  I did this and it worked amazingly well!  The next day I asked how this worked? He said the probiotics competed with the “bad” bacteria for food and space in my gut. As a result of the huge quantities of probiotics I was taking,  the “bad” bacteria had no place to settle and little food to consume.  They were starved to death and pushed out my gut.  He said the problem with modern western medicine was that they used antibiotics to kill off “bad” bacteria and in the process created the frightening infections like MRSA infections that killed patients in hospitals. In essence antibiotics create super bugs! Real germ warfare.

It occurred to me that if this works so well for food poisoning,  why not use it for other conditions?  It is very likely that most “bad” bacteria have an anti-bacteria and many of these may be very tolerable by humans.  Why?  Well, there are some people who tolerate bad foods while other’s get very sick.  It seems possible that they have a gut helper like my friends probiotics. If we can identify them we can use them.

Here is an example: My friend Dr Pavel Mihok,  pickles his own vegetables.  He taught me how.  You basically take (un-sprayed organic) vegetables,  wash off the dirt with plain water (no soap) and pack them tightly in a big jar.  Then you add spices like garlic, black pepper etc for flavoring.  Finally you fill it with water and a fair amount of salt.  I use a jar called a pickle meister,  that has a valve to keep bacteria from getting in from the surrounding air.  Then you let it sit for about 5 days and it pickles itself.  What pickles the veggies is the Natural Multiple forms of bacteria that exist in earth that has not been poisoned by pesticide and synthetic fertilizers.  In essence, you will have a lot of bacteria that have evolved to be part of you as you evolved!  These bacteria will protect your body from infection and disease and even digest foods you cannot into vitamins and nutrients that make you healthy!   These are the original probiotics you can read about in the bible; it is the fermentation they used to preserve food thousands of years ago. We adapted to these bacteria and them to us!  They are the real safe germ warfare you want!

If you want to do this,  be sure you read all the details of how to do this safely.  It is easy but you need information.  So become a radical and break away from the toxic way of living that we call the American diet!   This is one step in the right direction and the best use of germ warfare.

Janr

Staying Healthy By Choosing “Germs!”

My mom always through out food that started to grow moldy.   But we all know that Penicillin is a mold that saved millions of lives. Grapes that are rotten with mold are bad to eat but when their cousins the yeasts get them, we get wine,which in moderation is healthy.  

Last year my friend  Dr. Pavel Mihok brought all sorts of food delicacies to a meeting of alternative health care doctors which gather monthly.  One of those foods was a variety of vegetables in salt water that he let sit so it could grow bacteria.  There were, carrots, onions, cucumbers, cauliflower and green tomatoes.  These were what our ancestors called pickles or pickled vegetables.  I tried them and was instantly hooked.  Would you have tried them?  Well,  if you know Pavel, he is a smart guy and you can trust his judgment, so it was not big decision.  One of my favorites was the pickled carrots!  The jar was filled with simply salt water, veggies and the natural bacteria that was on them . The secret is that the salt water kills off the “bad germs”  and promotes the growth of the “good germs”  which are what we call probiotics!  Probiotics are what yogurt manufacturers sell you as healthy for your digestion. You can buy pills that are made of probiotics too. These good bugs help you stay healthy.

Most probiotic pills  contain no more than 10 billion good bacteria.  One serving of fermented vegetables can contain 10 times as much! Fermented foods also give you a broad spectrum of beneficial bacteria, especially the ones we have evolved with and are most compatible with.

The bottom line is make your own!  It takes about 6 days to make a gallon jug that you can keep in the fridge for months!  It will save you lots of MONEY and keep you healthy,  which you can put no price tag on.  Here is a link to the Pickle Meister, a turnkey system for making your homemade pickles quickly and safely.

Janr Ssor

 

Make Your Own Laundry Soap – Planet Green

Make your own laundry soap quick and easy — saves money and saves your life by avoiding cancer causing agents (1,4 dioxane)  known to be in commercial products!

Make Your Own Laundry Soap – Planet Green.

Make Your Own Laundry Soap - Planet Green