Chaga Mushroom

A gift from the Gods

Chaga mushroom, is a fungus in the family Hymenochaetaceae classified as “Inonotus obliquus”. It’s a parasitic fungi that grows on birch and other trees. The sterile conk is irregularly formed and has an appearance similar to burnt charcoal while the inside varies from reddish-brown to yellow-orange.

Rather than being soft like a mushroom, chaga is hard, almost as hard as wood and nothing like any common mushrooms. In fact, chaga is the most nutritionally dense of all tree growths. Like any plant that survives in harsh climates, chaga concentrates natural compounds for its protection, and that is why it is so powerful. It actually strengthens the host tree on which it makes potent phytochemicals, including

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Do you want to Live Longer?

Published on 28 Nov 2017 updated June 11 2018 I have written previously on the philosophy of longevity, but here I write about the practical and necessary steps to follow for a longer life. These steps require that you take a degree of self responsibility and decide for yourself how your life is going to play out rather than let it be shaped by others. If you are able to become responsible for yourself and determine your own actions, you will in fact be the boss of your own life with some control as to the how and when of ending.

All living things in this existence must come to an end and

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Digestive Science

Keeping your gut happy

Cafe meal

We live in a very high-pressure world and we need to perform at our best in order to succeed. However this pressure means that we often take short-cuts without diet and lifestyle. In a perfect world, we could sit for an hour or more and enjoy a quality meal with friends and even a glass of wine.

However so many people live on fast food and if that’s you, then your digestive tract is under a lot of pressure. Fast food tends to be highly processed, full of unpleasant chemicals and because it is fast, we eat in a hurry and continue our activities before digestion has taken place.

A consequence of

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Aluminium Toxicity

A great construction material – but should we be eating it?

A roll of aluminium

Aluminium is an abundant and very useful mineral salt that’s refined and widely used to make vehicles, tools, building materials and cooking utensils. It’s also used to make the tools and machinery used to process and manufacture the products and foods we use everyday.

Aluminium is used as an additive in medicines, in almost all processed foods and beverages and many skin care products.

Scientists, and the powers and authorities that govern us think that aluminium is harmless and that there is no definitive evidence that aluminium is in anyway detrimental to our health.

Despite its prevalence in the environment, aluminium salts are

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The Salt of Life

So why the fuss?

It was not only in Rome that salt was so prized, salt has always been one of the worlds major commodities and it remains so today. All over the world salt is harvested and distributed because without salt would not live.

Even animals need salt and in the wild naturalists have observed how elephants go to extraordinary lengths to acquire salt, and most farmers wanting to raise healthy stock provide salt licks for them. So what is it about salt?

Most of us have grown up in an environment where salt has been added to almost all food. It enhances flavour and contributes toward our nutritional acquirements. However most commercial salt is almost always pure sodium

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Mothers first milk

Colostrum is the first milk produced by any lactating mammal and it contains the nutrients required to activate the digestive system of the newborn and the antibodies required to protect them against disease.

Most species including human mothers to be generate colostrum just prior to giving birth. Colostrum as well as being lower in fat, is higher in protein than ordinary milk.

Newborns must receive colostrum within 6 hours of being born for maximal transfer of antibodies to occur however assertions that colostrum consumption is of human benefit to adults is questionable.

In adults, the digestive system is more developed than babies and it is argued that the beneficial ingredients in colostrum are destroyed as they undergo

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Human Growth Hormones

HGH is Not A Steroid

Human Growth Hormone is not a steroid. Read that again. HGH and anabolic steroids are not the same thing. Got it? Good, because there are so many misconceptions about both agents of human growth and development that most people simply lump them into the same category.

Heck, even the media doesn’t know the difference. Most stories you read about performance enhancing drugs just hide the fact that the journalist who wrote the story doesn’t have a clue about what steroids are, what HGH does, and that there’s no grey area that separates the two in athletic competition. HGH is not steroids. Simple as that.

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Fat Burners

Burn off that stored energy

There are a variety of products available on the market today that can help with shedding fat, but another solution for weight loss and good news for those whose wanting to lose those extra pounds of flab are fatburners. Fatburners are natural products that help by increasing your metabolism and/or curbing your appetite and hunger.

Fatburners are designed especially to help improve/increase the metabolic rate in the body and to help prevent any further accumulation of flab in the body. Most fat burners contain HCA, ephedra, chitosan and pyruvate which are substances that boost metabolism, increase the speed with which your body digests food and causing less fat being stored from the food you

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What is Retinol?

And How can it Help me Look Younger?

This complexion caused by smoking cigarettes can be improved with retinol

Over the past several years, Retinol has featured in the health, fitness and skin care media as the latest and greatest cure-all for skin problems. Anti-ageing product companies say that it’s a miracle cure for all those inevitable wrinkles and signs of ageing.

Retinol is an animal form of vitamin A which is also found in fresh vegetables. It is both an diterpenoid and an alcohol that is convertible into other forms of vitamin A. The retinyl ester derivative of the alcohol serves as the storage form of the vitamin in animal products like fish oils and liver and

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An antioxidant from red grapes

Resveratrol is an Antioxidant substance to that recently hit the world wide market, but does it really deserve all the media attention it has attracted?

The interest in grapes came from the fact that French and some Mediterranean cultures have a high fat diet but don’t suffer from is much heart disease as other countries and this has been attributed to the fact that they drink red wine with most meals.

Although controversial, some studies have shown that resveratrol has some antioxidant benefits and it occurs naturally in:

The skin of red grapes and other fruits In the roots of Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum). Red wine contains minute traces, too little to have any therapeutic

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