Gain Muscle

Here is a supplementation strategy you can use to help you maximize the benefits of leucine after muscle workout.

  1. Consume 2.5 grams of leucine (or 5 g of total BCAAs) within 30 minutes of training to support an anabolic stimulus.
  2. Combine another 5 grams of leucine (or 10 g of BCAAs) in your post-workout protein shake.
  3. Consume 5 grams of leucine before sleep to facilitate recovery from training. As previously mentioned, adding leucine to a beverage, or compensating with increased leucine in whey protein, can be very effective for stimulating protein synthesis.
  4. Consuming leucine between meals is encouraged for accelerated recovery and enhanced protein synthesis. Individuals who are dieting and want to maintain lean muscle mass should consider adding a leucine supplement, which can certainly help reduce any potential catabolic effects and prevent muscle breakdown. Just 2-3 grams of leucine should do the trick.
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AM: 8 drops of Lugol’s 5% Iodine Solution  (or 20 drops of  Lugol’s 2% Solution) in 1/2 cup warm water with 1 Tablet

PM: 8 drops of Lugol’s 5% Iodine Solution  (or 20 drops of  Lugol’s 2% Solution) in 1/2 cup warm water with 1 Tablet

Tablet form: Iodoral

Do for 3 months minimum.

Plus Tablets cost $116.10 for 3 months supply.

General AI: disulfiram (commercially known as Antabuse)

+: ATP cofactor

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What is Acupuncture Good for?

Here is a detailed list of issues acupuncture can help:

1. Musculoskeletal Pain:

  • Ankle Pain/Swelling
  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain, Backaches
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Pain/TennisElbow/GolferElbow
  • Foot Pain/planter fasciitis
  • Hip pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Jaw Pain (TMJ)
  • Knee pain
  • Leg Pain/Sciatica/cramps/numbness/tingling
  • Neck Pain/stiffness
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports injuries & sprains

2. Internal Disorders:

  • Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma
  • Blood Pressure (high and low), Bronchial Conditions
  • Circulation conditions, Colds, Colitis, Colon Conditions, Coughing, Cravings
  • Digestive issues: Constipation, diarrhea, gas, heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Loose bowels, stomachache
  • Detox, Diverticulitis, Dizziness
  • Fatigue, Feet (cold), Fibromyalgia, Flu
  • Gall Bladder conditions
  • Hay Fever, Headaches, Heart conditions, Hemorrhoids, Hiccoughs, Hormonal Imbalance
  • Immune conditions, Indigestion, Injuries
  • Kidney conditions
  • Liver conditions,
  • Pleurisy, Pre and Post surgery
  • Shoulder problems, Sinus conditions, Sore Throat
  • Thyroid conditions, Throat conditions
  • Ulcers, Urinary issues

3. Neurological and Mind issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dizziness (Vertigo)
  • Focus and memory
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Neuralgia
  • Nervousness
  • Shingles
  • Stress
  • Tension

4. Gender and reproductive issues:

  • Women: Gynecological conditions: Candida, Infertility, LibidoLow, Irregular Periods, Menopause, PMS
  • Men: Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate issues

5. Pediatrics/Children:

  • Focus and Memory to improve school performance
  • Energy: too little, too much, fidgeting
  • Respiratory: Colds, Flu, Asthma
  • Growth Stimulation

6. Preventative Maintenance

  • Targeting your weak areas to strengthen them
  • Balancing for optimization of health
  • Keeping you in best functional mode of both body and mind
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Spring Established (Feb. 3rd – 5th)

The Chinese Calendar traditionally divides the whole year into 24 Solstice sections. This divides up the yearly seasons into twenty-four finer periods. It makes it easier to distinguish the different makeups of our yearly cycle. The twenty-four solstice differentials are made of twelve that mark the change of energy, and twelve that mark the peak height of that energy. This is where the 24 solstice windows for maintenance in Traditional Chinese Medicine comes from.

The first solstice differential of every year is termed “Spring Established 立春”, and marks the day when the energy shifts from cooling to warming. This day usually falls on Feb. 3rd-5th. Approximately 45 days after Winter Solstice. It is when the yearly Yang energy starts to sprout and grow, and hence I term it “Spring Established”. From this day forward we are officially in Spring. It will become evident that the days are becoming longer and the weather will be getting warmer.

Do: Comb or brush your hair more with something made out of natural material.

Do: Strengthen Yang Energy

Do: Clear Heat, Remove Toxins

Do Not: Expose yourself to wind

Do Not: Eat Spicy foods

The temperatures in Spring will gradually increase, but the chill of Winter has not dissipated completely. Temperature fluctuations and drops can still occur. The inner chi of the body is slowly surfacing and spreading. The pores of the skin shift from a state of tightly closed to being relaxed and slowly opening. Should you expose your pores to the wind, or get chilled during this phase, the reflex of the pores will cause it to shut closed and disrupt the surfacing of the internal yang energy, causing stagnation and blockage of the energy. Signs of this kind of disruption includes: dry throat, chapped lips, dry stools, loss of appetite and more.

Methods of assisting the rise and spread of yang energy at home are intake and use of onions, leeks, shallots and garlic in your cooking. Ingesting more sprouts and shoots is also advisable.

Leeks have different properties during the different seasons: Aromatic during Spring, Spicy during Summer, Bitter during Fall, Sweet during Winter. The aromatic properties has a soothing effect on the liver and helps it to function making the liver happy. Leeks are considered Yang Tonifying and helps to strengthen the liver yang.

Leeks and onions can be mixed with eggs to create a fragrant omelet. Due to the Yang nature of onions and leeks, they can be used to help regulate the pores to sweat. Folks with excessive Yang, indegestion or diarrhea should avoid leeks. Note: Yin deficient type heat or folks with eye or intestinal issues should avoid leeks as it might exacerbate the problems.

Green is the color belonging to the liver. Green colored vegetables, like spinach, are good during this time. It can nourish the yin and moisten the dry, but also sooth the liver and nourish the blood. Sour flavors enter the liver, thus throwing the liver into over function and agitating the spleen and stomach. Limiting foods and flavors that are sour is highly recommended during Spring. As always, staying away from fried foods, cold foods and spicy foods during this time should be remembered. Eating too much fried foods early in life can cause high blood pressure later on. This is due to the effect on the liver energies.

Spring means Yang growth and that also means moving more. Outdoor exercise is especially encouraged. Breath the fresh Spring air and inhale the Spring Sunshine. Fuse the life energy from the Sun into each organ and cell. Increase your youth and health. Circulate your blood. Exhale the stale inner breath.

Do: move and exercise.

Do: Chigong, Yoga.

Do: perspire so that you are slightly moist.

Do not: Over-exercise

Do not: perspire to be dripping or soaking in sweat

Sweat is the fluid of the heart. Too much sweating can weaken the heart, can cause yin deficient heat, and can disrupt the closing ability of the pores, can cause one to catch colds easily, can affect health.

Balance is the key! We want to assist the liver in Spring. We want to grow the Yang. We want to circulate and move the blood. We want to spread the Yang energy. But, we can only achieve better health if you understand balance and know control.


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Healing Crisis

A healing crisis is when a patient’s symptoms feel like they get worse before getting better. Usually lasting for 1-3 days. I describe this as a hump on the road to recovery, and patients feel better after getting over the hump.This is not uncommon as 1 patients out of 10 might experience this. More notable in the ones that take pain killers or use ice.

Originally, it was called the Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction when used to describe how patients would be flooded with the endotoxins of dying bacteria during effective treatment. We see this effect not just when dealing with bacteria. It is the same reason that people feel worse during sleep than when they are awake. It is during sleep that the healing mechanism of the body is the strongest, and people feel it the most. Sometimes the body can not heal itself effectively, and that is when we need to assist it with acupuncture and herbs.

We want the body to heal itself effectively. So, when the pain reduces after 1-3 days, we know it is doing its job, and the healing crisis it over.

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Foods that help with weight loss

Here is a short list of foods that will help you lose weight:

  1. Avocados
  2. Nuts
  3. Apples
  4. Apple Cider Vinegar
  5. Cinnamon
  6. Organic Golgi Berries (I grow my own)
  7. Pomegranate
  8. Green Tea
  9. Chia Seeds
  10. Broccoli
  11. Tumeric
  • DIan
  • Leucine (1 ke)
  • +ATP Cofactor
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