Constipation can lead to serious illness

Constipation is a very common health issue in our society. It can be an acute issue or a chronic issue and if it’s a chronic issue, it can lead to serious health problems. Why is constipation so prevalent? What are the main causes of constipation? 

The number one cause of constipation is the processed food that most folks are eating. This processed food is not food, it’s food like substances. (FLS) I coined this phrase last year while talking to a friend and expressing my concern and utter shock at all the FLS around us. This processed food is not recognized by the body and it’s void of any good bacteria, enzymes, and vitamins and minerals. The body has a hard time digesting this processed food and this leads to an imbalance in the micro-biome or bacteria in your gut. The bacteria are largely responsible for creating the perfect environment for creating and forming a health bowel movement. When the micro-biome is weakened, constipation sets in.

Other causes of constipation are stress, low stomach acid and taking too many pharmaceutical drugs. Stress can put your body in the sympathetic nervous system and this causes your body and mind to be on high alert for danger and this shuts down the digestive system and revs up your adrenaline, your heart rate and your respiratory system. Sadly, many people are in this sympathetic state most of the time and this hampers the digestive system.

Chronic constipation can lead to immune system problems, auto-immune diseases, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, etc., headaches and migraines, fatigue, brain fog and many other health issues.

The best solutions to end the unhealthy cycle of constipation are to eat real food, reduce stress levels, decrease or eliminate pharmaceutical drugs and to move your body in a way that you enjoy. Best foods to eat: avocados, coconut oil, olives and olive oil, pastured raised meats, eggs, steamed green vegetables, home made vegetable juice, sauerkraut, fruit, but not too much fruit and kombucha tea. Nutritional supplements consisting of probiotics, enzymes, digestive bitters and if needed, HCL with Pepsin will be helpful. Gillette Nutriton offers an amazing Probiotic/Enzyme supplement called B-Pro. Here is the link to B-Pro.

Contact Gillette Nutriton for a free evaluation on your digestive issues.  Here are more Gillette Nutriton Blogs on digestive health. Digestive Health!

Crohn’s Disease

Digestive health issues are a huge epidemic in our society and one of the of most alarming digestive diseases is Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is growing at a fast rate and unfortunately, modern medicine does not and will not have the answer or cure. Why are many people suffering from Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease is classified as an Irritable Bowel Disease and it is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s disease is also classified as an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks itself. It mainly occurs in the last part of the small intestine, called the ileum and the beginning of the large colon. However, Crohn’s disease can occur anywhere along the entire gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus and it can affect the entire thickness of the bowel wall. 

Some of the most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease include the following: persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, an urgent need to move bowels, abdominal cramps and pain, a sensation of incomplete evacuation and constipation. Other symptoms can include fever, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, night sweats and a loss of normal menstrual cycles. 

The main cause of Crohn’s disease is a poor diet made possible from our modern society with the large processed food companies, fast food restaurants, agricultural chemical products in the form of pesticides and the ever increasing genetical modified organisms (GMOs) in the food supply. All of these modern applications to our food supply wreck havoc on our entire digestive and immune systems by greatly weakening the body’s ability to generate proper levels of stomach acid (hydrochloric acid), the body’s ability to absorb nutrients within the small intestine and the body’s ability to keep the proper balance of bacteria, mainly in the large intestine, but throughout the entire body. When these functions of the body are weakened or destroyed, disease sets in and one of these diseases is Crohn’s disease. Simply put, Crohn’s disease is the inability of the digestive system to digest, absorb and assimilate the nutrients necessary for a healthy body and mind. This sets the stage for the body to start attacking itself because the body sees the undigested food in the blood steam as a foreign invader. Couple the undigested food with the chemicals from food and body care products and the stage for general war against the body is set. 

The best way to mitigate or cure Crohn’s disease is a complete lifestyle change, beginning with healthy food. The most healing diet includes the following foods: grass fed beef, pastured chicken, wild fish, pastured eggs, oysters, avocados, coconut oil, olive oil, cod liver oil, bone broth from pastured animals, raw pastured butter, raw cow or goat milk, raw cow or goat yogurt and kefir, homemade vegetable juice, steamed vegetables, raw apple cider vinegar, raw honey and perhaps, some fruit here and there. All of these foods need to be hormone free and organic. Each person with Crohn’s disease will be at a different stage in their dealing with this disease and the above listed foods will vary from person to person. Some folks will be able to eat some fruit and cooked vegetables and some will not. Some folks will be able to digest raw milk and some will not. Some folks will have to eat a completely raw primal diet to ensure the best path to healing. Grains, beans, pasteurized dairy, nuts, seeds, added sweeteners, starches and raw vegetables need to be avoided to ensure the best healing of the digestive system. Avoid all processed foods, fast foods, GMO foods and pesticide laden foods. 

Certain supplements will be helpful and these supplements will vary from person to person. These supplements include the following: HCL with pepsin capsules, digestive bitters, digestive enzymes, probiotics, raw cod liver oil, whole foods based vitamin C, whole foods based zinc, other whole foods based vitamins and minerals, adaptogenic herbs, terramin clay and other supplements. 

Besides a radical change in diet, other lifestyle changes include the following: using very little body care products and these body care products need to be organic, getting outside as much as possible and soaking up the sunlight, following circadian rhythm, doing some Earthing (putting your bare feet on the Earth), engaging in moving your body, deep breathing, emotional expression and healing, reducing stress levels, spending time with loved ones, and standing up for yourself. Of course, there are other healthy lifestyle changes to incorporate into your life and it will vary from person to person.

Crohn’s disease is a challenging and sometimes, a major life altering disease. If we are going to see any reduction in Crohn’s disease with the hopes of curing it, we start with what we eat and we eat foods that have healing energy and properties; and from there, we start to radical change the way we live on every level of life: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. 

Mother Nature is healing!

Mother Nature is just outside waiting for you to embrace her healing benefits. Too many people have lost their way with connecting with Mother Nature. Getting outside and moving your body has many health benefits such as vitamin D production from the Sunlight, improved cardiovascular health, improved mental health and improved joint and muscle health. Spending time with Mother Nature triggers a good balance in various hormones and neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and cortisol. When your hormones and neurotransmitters are in balance, you feel wonderful, in body and mind.

The following article goes into more detail about the benefits of spending time with Mother Nature. Here is the link to the article. Get Outdoors! Here is the link to the Author, Amy Whitley. 

Here is the full article about getting outside and spending time with Mother Nature.

The mental health benefits of exercise are well documented, known to reduce stress and increase “feel good” hormones like dopamine. But many of us seeking better mind-body heath overlook the benefits found in simply spending time outdoors. It turns out the age-old adage is correct: fresh air is good for you! While outdoor physical activities such as jogging, trail running, and hiking combine both physical exercise and the outdoors for a mental health boost jackpot, according to both the National Institutes of Health and Harvard Medical School, simply spending time in nature in any form can improve your mental outlook, in addition to providing physical benefits. How refreshing!

Ways in Which the Outdoors Boosts Mental Health

Getting outside and taking a stroll truly can clear your head while also boosting your immune system and elevating your sense of well-being. If you can get outdoors regularly, you can trade seasonal light therapy boxes and artificial indoor lighting for natural light, which floods your body with vitamin D and immediately improves your mood. Just 15 minutes of natural sunlight per day is known to reduce depression and anxiety levels. Perhaps even more importantly, vitamin D and all that natural sunlight helps you sleep better at night. A study out of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine noted that natural sunlight helps set our body’s internal clocks. And the better rested we are, the better our mood and mental state.

But stepping outside does more than offer sunshine. Studies show that those living in urban environments have to contend with sensory overload on a daily basis, causing what researchers call cognitive fatigue. Finding green space or stepping into a park or garden can give the brain a break from urban stimuli. A recent epidemiological study has shown that people who move to greener urban areas benefit from sustained improvements in their mental health, according to Frontiers in Psychology. In fact, a recent Scandinavian study found that office workers with even views of trees or nature had lower stress levels than those who had city views.

Nature improves concentration as well, helping both children with attention deficit disorders as well as elderly citizens combating dementia or Alzheimer’s. Without the rush of man-made stimuli, the human mind is freed up to be more creative, and having lower stress levels allows us to focus on the task at hand better. This is why you might get your best ideas during a day fishing on the lake, or make that breakthrough on a work-related problem while on a walk in the woods.

How to Make it Happen: Getting into Nature

Getting your daily dose of nature doesn’t have to involve traveling long distances or taking up extreme outdoor sports like backpacking or kayaking. While a daily walk or bike ride is ideal, any green space can boost your mood and lower your stress and anxiety levels. Even sitting outside on a patio or balcony can give you access to sunshine and, at the very least, a skylight over your work or living space can provide natural light. Consider walking or biking to work each day, taking a new route through a green space or park instead of along city streets, or opting for the scenic commute instead of the freeway.

While outdoor sports such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, and skiing successfully combine exercise with outdoor stimulation, any form of outdoor living will elevate your mental health. Simply walking through a forest has been proven to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol and reduce blood pressure and heart rate. So take a daily walk, try your hand at fishing, or simply sit and read in a garden to see benefits.

Attention Restoration Theory

Capitalizing on the restorative properties of peaceful outdoor settings doesn’t mean city life is all bad. Living in an urban environment is a happy reality for many who have chosen to live and work in urban centers, and has many upsides. This is where Attention Restoration Theory (ART) comes in.

The thinking behind ART is that urban settings can have an excess of stimuli (car horns, sirens, people) that demand our attention whether we are consciously paying attention to them or not, whereas natural settings require our attention but also reward us with feelings of pleasure and help restore our attention. For urban dwellers, visiting a setting such as a park can feel like an oasis, in that it provides the feeling of “getting away” even though you may only be minutes away from your office.

Getting outdoors to feel happier and healthier is both intuitive and backed by medical science! Make yourself a promise to spend just 15 minutes or more in a natural environment per day to reap the rewards.

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting is becoming quite popular these days, and for good reason. What is Intermittent Fasting? For starters, it’s not true fasting, when you abstain from all food and beverages, except water, for a day or two or longer. Intermittent Fasting is when you abstain from all food and beverages, except water, for a period of 16 hours of the 24 hours that make up a day. 

It may sound crazy or impossible to do, but when you are able to do it, Intermittent Fasting will do wonders for your body and mind. It will enhance brain power and focus, decrease any inflammation in the body, allow the digestive system to relax and repair and allow the endocrine system to relax and repair. Other benefits will be experienced based on each individual’s lifestyle. 

Most folks graze all day long, putting a lot of pressure and burden on the digestive system and on the endocrine system. When these systems are tired, inflammation, digestive upsets and hormonal imbalances will occur. 

The best way to ease into Intermittent Fasting is to reduce the amount of carbohydrates you consume and increase the amount of fat and protein, especially fat. This is the only way you will be able to fast for 16 hours as your body and mind will have enough calories from fat and protein to sustain your body and mind. When you eat too many carbohydrates, blood sugar greatly increases and in turn, insulin and cortisol greatly increase causing blood sugar to drop. With this cycle being repeated, you end up eating every 2-3 hours and causing too much work for the digestive and endocrine systems.

For Intermittent Fasting, choose the best 8 hours for you to consume your food for the day. For example: 9am-5pm; 10am-6pm, 11am-7pm or 12-8pm. On your first attempt, if you can’t make the full 16 hours of fasting, it’s okay. Do not force yourself to fast the entire 16 hours if your blood sugar drops. Eat something and attempt it again, another day. 

Some folks see huge benefits from Intermittent Fasting and they do it every day. For other folks, 2-3 days a week is perfect. Experiment and discover what the best plan of Intermittent Fasting is for you.

For more information, watch this video.

 

Circadian rhythm

Circadian rhythm is becoming more popular and for great reasons. When you strive to follow circadian rhythm you will begin to feel better. You will have more energy, a stronger immune system, a better working mind, a better sex life and a happier outlook on life. 

By following Circadian rhythm your hormones, especially leptin and melatonin, will become more effective in helping you feel amazing. Most folks are bathed in artificial lights too much and for too many hours after the sun sets. This throws off the production, timing and effectiveness of leptin and melatonin and a host of other hormones and neurotransmitters such as insulin, cortisol, dopamine and serotonin.

A huge health issue in the world is the lack of quality sleep. With staying up way past dark in artificial lights, melatonin will be greatly affected and it will not be sufficiently produced. The blue light from the cell phone, computer screen and light bulbs blocks the enzyme that converts serotonin to melatonin. Insomnia sets in and major immune problems can come into play because melatonin is the body’s main anti-oxidant and the body needs sleep to repair and to rebuild. Another hormone, that is a major anti-oxidant, is prolactin. Prolactin will only turn on if there has been sufficient production of melatonin. No wonder so many people have compromised immune systems. 

Strive to do your best in following the sun and circadian rhythm around the year and the four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn. 

Here is a video of mine on the benefits of wearing blue light blocking glasses

Blue Blockers

Here is another article from the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Weston A. Price

Following Circadian Rhythm will truly improve your health: physically, mentally and emotionally.

Consciousness

As I reflect on the state of consciousness of this nation, I feel a possible monumental shift in awareness happening. I say possible because if this shift is to happen, you must be ready to take full responsibility for your actions and be completely honest with yourself and with your fellow human beings.

I must confess that I have not always been completely honest with myself and with others, nor did I really know what being responsible was all about.

My, how times have changed and I am forever grateful for my shift in consciousness. Every since I decided to take responsibility for my actions and to be honest, a couple of things have happened. I became more alive, an awakening to beauty and harmony. Though at times I felt fear, the truth has always set me free.

I discovered that I will always be on the journey of higher awareness and consciousness. Although at times, I wish I had not been lead to this new way of living, I simple cannot go back to my old ways. It’s impossible because once my spirit experienced truth, responsibility, and awareness; my spirit would not let me shrink back to the unconscious way of living without knowing.

The last discover I made was that I still feel pain and sadness for all the dishonesty and irresponsibility that occurs every day. It will be awhile before I lose my pain and sadness, awhile before everyone truly awakens to the truth, awhile before a new conscious revolution happens, but I patiently wait with you and all those who feel like I do, walk as I do, and everyday, finds that spark of hope, love, laughter, and gratitude that keeps us living with responsibility and honesty.

Cure for Cancer

Everyone has been touched by cancer, by knowing a relative or friend who had or has cancer or by having cancer, yourself, in the past or currently. Most all of us know someone that has died from cancer. Why is cancer such an epidemic in our society? Will there ever be a cure for cancer? Will modern medicine ever discover the cure for cancer or does the cure for cancer lie within the power of Mother Nature?

From my research and investigation, the War on Cancer from modern medicine is not working and the real cure for cancer lies within the natural world. 

The cure for cancer is a combination of several aspects of life, beginning with eating organic and truly healthy food, with a good amount of raw foods, including raw animal protein and raw animal fat. Other natural health aspects to cure cancer include using healthy body care products and cleaning products, following the circadian rhythm of the Sun as best as you can, walking barefoot (Earthing) on natural surfaces, sleeping well as sleeping dictates a healthy or unhealthy immune system, a healthy or unhealthy hormonal system and a healthy or unhealthy bacteria balance, drinking pure and filtered water, avoiding GMO foods, avoiding heavy metals such as mercury, aluminum, fluoride and lead, avoiding negative people and negative thoughts as best as you can, eating with the seasons, moving your body, engaging in some sort of strength training, breathing deeply throughout the day and engaging in a daily meditation and prayer practice. 

I could write much more on these natural health aspects that, when combined, make up the best and real cure for cancer, but instead, I will leave you with a 30 minute audio on The Real Cure for Cancer. 

The Real Cure for Cancer

 

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are essential for a healthy body and mind. In the modern era, most people are deficient in many vitamins and minerals. Why is this such an epidemic? For starters, the soil in which most of our food is grown is deficient in many minerals; and thus, the food is deficient in many vitamins and minerals. Most of the soil in this country is lacking life and energy. It’s becoming sterile. 

Most folks eat processed food and this processed food has no real living nutriton and it’s lacking in natural vitamins and minerals. The synthetic vitamins and minerals added to processed foods are not recognized by the body. I call processed foods, food like substances. (FLS) Add in the use of pharmaceutical drugs and we have an epidemic on our hands of people lacking the healthy amounts of vitamins and minerals needed for good health. Pharmaceutical drugs and over the counter drugs cause a deficiency of many vitamins and minerals. The use of pharmaceutical drugs is way out of balance and its causing more harm than good. Some of the most common nutrients that become deficient from pharmaceutical drugs are: Zinc, Magnesium, B Vitamins, Vitamin C,  Iron, Potassium and Coenzyme Q10. 

In order to have the correct levels of vitamins and minerals, the following has to be implemented: 

  1. Eat organic fruits and vegetables and organic and pastured raised meats and eggs.
  2. Eat fermented foods: sauerkraut, kombucha tea, kimchee, raw yogurt or raw kefir.
  3. Eat organic organ meats, especially liver. 
  4. Eat oysters
  5. Make sure your stomach acid is strong. 
  6. If you are vegan or vegetarian, supplement with Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Zinc, Iron, B12 and B6.

For more information on vitamins and minerals, listen to the archive of my radio show on Zeno Radio.

A-Z on Vitamins and Minerals

 

Primal Radiance

Primal Radiance is about getting back to the way we were born to live, with amazing health, energy and vitality. In order to live with awesome health, we have to re-learn how to live in harmony with ourselves and with Mother Nature. As a whole, we have lost our way and we are greatly suffering with an overall unhealthy society. The rate of illness and disease is staggering, but it does not have to be this way. 

Primal Radiance is a revolution to bring health and healing to the world, through healthy food, seasonal eating, circadian rhythm, primal movement and exercise, barefoot walking known as Earthing, deep conversations, deep connections with others, meditation, deep breathing, more play, less stress, more energy, less material goods, more soulful and spiritual experiences, more emotional living and expression, more laughter and an overall shift in thinking and living to make the Earth and ourselves to become more joyful and healthy. 

Gillette Nutriton inspires and motivates people from all walks of life to live with awesome and amazing health, well into their golden years. Primal Nutrition and living with Primal Radiance is the best prevention and cure for illness and disease. 

Here is the link to my Primal Radiance Show on Zeno Radio. Primal Radiance

Listen to my archive on Primal Radiance!  What is Primal Radiance? 

Take small steps on a daily basis on your journey to living with amazing health: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. 

 

Float Deprivation

Do you know what float deprivation means? A float deprivation is a healing experience in which you are deprived of sight and sounds, and you are floating on body temperature water in a tank filled with Epsom salt. It may sound weird, but it is an amazing experience. I have completed three float deprivation experiences at Samana Float in Denver, CO. 

We are all over stimulated with sights and sounds on a daily basis. We are on overload and our bodies and minds are feeling the stress of this over stimulated society. Float deprivation helps to put your body and mind at rest and at ease and it allows the parasympathetic nervous system to bring a feeling of well being and relaxation to your body and mind.

For me, float deprivation allows me to think clearer and to tap into my higher self and at the same time, it allows my body to fully relax. I highly recommend float deprivation. If you live in the Denver, CO area, go experience a float at Samana Float.  Put in this code for a discount when booking a float online: Gillette55.

Here is some information from Paul Clift, co-owner of Samana Float.

The remarkable experience in which one floats weightlessly on his or her back in a dense saline solution at body temperature is a wonderful healing protocol. At Samana Float Center you have the choice of floating in either a pod or a cabin—both provide a zero-gravity environment void of external stimuli and full of potential. Samana is home to 4 sound-proof, light-proof tubs, each containing 220 gallons of water and 1100 lbs. of Epsom salt.

Numerous studies over the last 40 years show a wide variety of benefits that come with float deprivation. Physically, the floating has been shown to relieve stress, accelerate recovery from injuries, fight addiction, eliminate chronic pain, and much more. Mental benefits include enhanced concentration and information absorption.

Paul and Heather Clift started floating for their own personal benefits in the spring of 2014. After the first few floats, Paul and Heather decided that they needed to bring floating to everyone they knew. In the fall of 2014, their journey began! After a year of finding the location and getting the business plan together, Paul and Heather moved their family from Breckenridge to Fort Collins and signed the lease at the Larimer location in the RINO district in Denver, CO.

In May 2016, Samana opened her doors, and the reception has been wonderful. Samana offers many different membership types and also has sharable punch cards. Getting people in to float is the main goal for Paul and Heather, and the pricing is very reflective of that. The float is only one aspect of the experience at Samana. The entire space is set up to allow the clients a “2 hour retreat” with everything from the shower and towels before the float to the gourmet candies and tea after the float.