How to Reduce Cravings, Improve Mood and Prevent Energy Slumps by Balancing Blood Sugar

Blood Sugar Balance is easier than you’ve been led to believe!

In fact, my experience says that with just 1 Simple Trick, which I’ll explain to you right here, you’ll be 100 times more likely to keep your Blood Sugar balanced, all day, even if you make a mistake, and perhaps don’t eat perfectly, later in the day.

When I get people calling in to my group Coaching Calls, with Blood Sugar issues, I ask them if they’ve implemented this trick, they always say no! In fact, I’ve not once had a client, in over 6 years, who has implemented this technique, and still had a Blood Sugar Imbalance

Just before I share the Technique, we need to address:

Why is your Blood Sugar Balance so important?

Answer: it’s mainly about keeping your Energy consistently high. When your Blood Sugar, and therefore Energy, drops too much, your Energy is low, your Mood Slumps, and then you will tend to either:

  1. Go with the Energy Slump, and feel Sleepy and Drowsy.

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or

  1. Far more commonly, you will try and get your energy back up, and most of us do this by either:
    a. getting stressed or frustrated
    b. taking a stimulant (like coffee or chocolate)
    c. having a sweet, or high simple carb, snack
    I used to do all 3: I would get annoyed as I poured myself a coffee with 2 sugars!

On a more serious notes, other emotions can also be affected by blood sugar. For instance one of the most common causes of depression is unbalanced blood sugar levels.

Once your Blood Sugar Crashes, it’s hard to get it back!

It’s important to understand that, if you do suffer a blood sugar ‘crash’, it can be very hard to recover from it and get your Blood Sugar stable again.

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This is because once your blood sugar has crashed, it’s almost irresistible to get it back up by: taking a stimulant (caffeine, nicotine etc), or by eating something sugary, or to create some kind of stress or drama to raise the blood sugar and provide the stress hormones you now need to get through the rest of the day.

Blood sugar is our energy. If your energy is up and down it’s because one minute the body is flooded with sugar, (either because you’ve eaten a simple sugar, or because stress or a stimulant has released that sugar from storage in your organs and muscles) and the next minute your body overproduces insulin to clear that excess sugar, and now there isn’t enough sugar.

If the roller coaster effect is allowed to continue for too long, it can lead to a condition called hypoglycaemia, where your blood sugar is habitually too low, or it can lead to type 2 diabetes, which is where your blood sugar is too high because your pancreas has lost the ability produce enough insulin.  (a potentially life threatening condition.)

So, to sum up, once your Blood Sugar is Imbalanced, it’s hard to balance it again, whether we’re talking about your Day, or your Lifetime

So, the best Strategy?
Don’t Let it Crash in the First Place!
This is a Crucial Tenet of the Strategy I’m about to show you…

 

Do you have a Blood Sugar Balance Problem?

If you’re not sure if blood sugar is a problem for you, ask yourself whether you are able (if necessary) to go for between 4- 8 hours without either taking a stimulant, eating something, or feeling stressed?

For most people the answer is no because blood sugar instability is a common problem.

If you use stimulants at all, even moderately, it’s probably because you are a person whose blood sugar is imbalanced to some degree.

“Hypoglycaemic? Me?”

When I first started trying to get Health, I had no idea I had a Blood Sugar problem.

All I knew was that I struggled to get through the day.

I used sugar and stimulants such as coffee, cigarettes and drugs until ,in my mid 20s, I felt so depleted I was close to collapse.

Them, when, by an act of Willpower, I gave up all sugar and stimulants, I felt much worse!

I found that I had to eat every 1-2 hours, just to keep going.

When I had my blood sugar tested, to check if I was diabetic, the nurse told me that I seemed to be the opposite of diabetic, because my blood sugar was very low.

In fact, the Nurse said my Blood Sugar was so low, that it was surprising that I was even able to get up out of the chair.

The nurse had no idea why it was so low, but I later discovered this meant that I had hypoglycaemia, which is also why I would tend to fall asleep after eating.

Hypoglycaemia is a devastating condition and can lead to serious disease. The reason for the roller coaster effect is that when you’re hypoglycaemic and you take in sugar, even a complex carbohydrate, the body overcompensates by producing too much insulin, to get your blood sugar down, in an effort to protect you from the effect of dangerously high sugar levels.

The trouble is, too much insulin is produced and soon your blood sugar is once again too low, so you feel the need to eat something sugary (or release sugar from storage with stress or stimulants) and the whole destructive cycle starts again.

Traditional advice for hypoglycaemia is to not eat sugar and sugary foods (good advice as far as it goes), to eat every 2 or 3 hours (which I had already been doing anyway) and to focus on animal foods. Having never been a meat eater, this presented a difficulty for me, as a lifelong vegetarian, but I was so desperate that I did start adding fish to my diet, even though I hated it and it didn’t make me feel good.

The result? None of this advice helped at all! In fact, eating large amounts of animal protein every few hours has a devastating effect on the human body.

 

Exposing the Myths about how to Balance Blood Sugar

The first myth to expose,  is the idea that you have to eat every 2-3 hours. No!

Doing this overloads your digestive system. One of the commonest health challenges is that our bodies are full of rotting food that hasn’t been fully digested before the next meal is stuffed in.

As a result, it rots in the small intestine creating waste products, toxins, acidity and provides food for parasites which may then spread to other areas of the body. Nightmare!

If yo eat too often, your liver, stomach and pancreas are also overloaded and you don’t have to be eating huge meals for this to happen.

Even modest meals will overload you if you eat too often, because the body will stop digesting meal number 1, as soon as you start eating meal number 2, in order to deal with the new onslaught of food.

It’s good practice for your health to only start eating a meal once your stomach is empty and you’re feeling genuinely hungry.

The second myth is that you have to eat loads of animal protein.

Some people have the type of constitution that can cope with this. Some people even claim to thrive on it..although I would counter, even to ‘Paleo’ people, that at no point in our evolution, up until now, was animal food an abundant resource for long: it was usually or always scarce! So, while eating some animal food may be natural, eating a lot of it, on an ongoing basis? Certainly Not.

Anyway,  for most of us, sooner or later, eating large amounts of animal protein overloads the kidneys because it’s the most acidic fuel for the body.

If you burn fat for fuel, that’s neutral.

If you burn carbohydrate, that leaves slightly acidic deposits.

But if you burn protein as a fuel, that leaves very acidic deposits.

Eating large amounts of animal protein all the time creates more fatigue and low energy for most people.

 

So, if the usual advice is BS, what DO you do, to Balance Blood Sugar?

prepared_foods_1To balance your blood sugar in a healthy and sustainable way, you must:

Eat (or drink) an Appropriate Amount of a Balanced, Full-Filling, Savoury Meal, within an hour of waking.

Eating at the right time is crucial for repairing blood sugar balance.

This is because, as you’ve already leaned, once your blood sugar crashes, it’s difficult to get it back up without going to sleep and starting again.

The trouble is, if you have hypoglycaemia, probably the last thing you feel like doing first thing in the morning is eating!

A typical low Blood Sugar pattern is to: eat very little during the day, only feeling really hungry in the evening when you get home and relax.

Then you massively overeat, and slump exhausted on the couch/bed.

Then first thing, once again you don’t feel like eating.

So to break this classic hypoglycaemic vicious cycle, eat within an hour of waking.

It doesn’t have to be a big meal, but it does have to be right.

Why Savory?

I learned this the hard way – through experience!

When I was first trying to get healthy, I took the well intentioned advice from an ‘expert’ to eat a Sweet Superfood Smoothie in the mornings, containing things like berries and bee pollen.

It didn’t work. My blood sugar was still taking a dive a short while after eating.

So one day, just from pure desperation, I thought I’d try eating a savoury meal instead. Specifically, the left overs from the night before.

This turned out to be a huge breakthrough. 

I found that instead of needing to eat again 2 hours later, I was still feeling fine after 5 hours.

I was amazed.

Initially I found the idea of eating a savory meal, first thing, to be repellent, as do most people with hypoglycaemia.

In fact, I’d suggest that: the more revolting you find the prospect of a savory meal for breakfast, the more you need to try this technique!

 

Two things to do before every meal, especially the all important Breakfast. Remind yourself that:

1. I Must Breathe!

When you are stressed, your body is burning sugar which is more likely to cause a blood sugar crash.

Also, when you’re stressed your body is anaerobic i.e. deoxygenated, and your sympathetic nervous system is activated (your flight or fight response.)

These things mean that your parasympathetic nervous system, your relax and digest mode, is NOT activated.

To actually DIGEST your food, you need your body to be in relax and digest mode before eating, otherwise food will not be digested properly.

So slow down, and take a few deep breaths before eating.

2. I Must Drink WaterWoman-holding-a-glass-of-water

Make sure you drink water before you eat, not during and not for a while after.

Being well hydrated will help with hypoglycaemic symptoms.

In fact, if you get shaky and faint, having a good drink of water will often make those symptoms disappear, or significantly reduce.

Being dehydrated, without even knowing it, is another big stress on the body.

OK, enough preparation

 

What does your Ideal, Blood Sugar Balancing Breakfast need to contain?

The Six Pillars of Blood Sugar Balance: Ideally include in Every Meal, but definitely at least Breakfast.

1. Water

Eat high water content food at each meal. Ideally this means vegetables and low sugar fruits, with a naturally high water content (like cucumber and celery), perhaps in a savoury smoothie, or in a cooked dish like soup or a stew, basically any form of preparation that doesn’t remove the natural water content.

It’s already been mentioned that water is essential for maintaining blood sugar, but eating high water content food also ensures the nutrients are released slowly, and that the food doesn’t get stuck in the digestive tract.

2. Protein

Protein IS good for balancing blood sugar, due to it stimulating a hormone called Glucogen, which stabilises blood sugar. We just don’t want to be eating vast amounts of animal protein every 2 hours!

protein-rich_foodsWe do need some protein in each meal. However, you don’t generally need as much as most people think, unless you are a big muscly person or are doing strength training or intense mental activity which will burn more protein.

Animal Foods like Meat, fish, eggs and dairy are high in protein.

 

 

However, so are Plant Foods including nuts, seeds, pulses (beans), superfoods especially the algaes (like Spirulina), grains (to some degree), Sea Vegetables (like Nori) and protein powders like Hemp Protein or Brown Rice Protein.

A really simple way to satisfy the protein requirement is you have a scoop of, for example, Sun Warrior protein powder or any high quality protein powder, in some water or tonic tea or green juice, as the first ‘food’ you consume.

Or, incorporate a protein of your choosing into a solid, savory meal.

3. Fat

Make sure your meals include a reasonable amount of fat, so that the calories in the meal will be released, and burn slowly, and won’t cause a blood sugar spike. Cooked fat is bad news, especially cook vegetable fats. Instead use raw vegetable fats, or, if you want cooked fats, cook saturated fats, whether Vegetable, like Coconut Oil, or animal fats, like Ghee.

My personal favourite fat to cook with is coconut oil. If I’m using Raw Oils, I usually go for Hemp or Olive Oil, Cold Pressed.

Coconut Oil is very interesting as most people find it easy to digest, and it’s great long lasting fuel.

In moderate amounts, it’s also the oil that’s least likely to lead to weight gain.

The fat that’s most likely to make you fat? Soya Oil. Avoid this like the plague! I would actually say it’s more dangerous than refined sugar, and that’s saying something!

4. Minerals

Each meal needs to provide a good amount of minerals. Most meals that people eat are very demineralised, for reasons discussed here.

Highly mineralized foods include Tonic Herbs, Sea Vegetables, many of the Superfoods, dark leafy greens and sprouted foods.

One of the reasons why we crave foods so quickly after eating, and why we don’t feel full-filled, is we that are demineralised. In particular, we need chromium and manganese for healthy blood sugar levels.

For more details on the role Minerals have in Blood Sugar Balance, listen to this interview with Mineral Expert Neil Butterfield:

MineraLife do an ionic mineral blend called Blood Sugar Support , which I highly recommend and used myself, with much success. I’d say it’s essential for anyone with Blood Sugar issues, and it’s also very food value for money.

Carbohydrates (sugars) in their natural state come ready packaged with chromium and manganese, which our bodies need to process carbohydrates.But when we eat refined carbohydrates and sugars (which have the mineral portion stripped out), and even, to some degree, when we eat cooked carbohydrates (where some nutrients are destroyed), our bodies have to tap into their reserves of chromium and manganese, in order to deal with these sugars, and that’s how we become deficient.So the supplementation of your reserves of important minerals like Chromium, Manganese, and also Zinc and Vanadium, (all of which are in Blood Sugar Support) is a key element of this whole process of overcoming blood sugar problems.Salt is also an important Mineral for Blood Sugar Balance, and, if you are eating a healthy diet free of processed foods, make sure to add at least a little salt to meals.

Click Here for more Info on Salt, and you can find Lion Heart Herbs Raw Atlantic Sea Salt Here

5. Fibre

There are two types of fibre, soluble and insoluble.When people think of eating more fibre, they often think first of the grain fibres like bran and wheat germ.These contain largely insoluble fibre, which is hard for the body to digest.Insoluble fibre is a bit rough on the digestive system. In fact, in the UK, it’s often referred to as roughage!

Soluble fibre is better, and is naturally present in most unprocessed fruits, vegetables, Sea Vegetables, and some Seeds, especially Chia and Flax.

Make sure to include at least some Fibre in your meal. It’s necessary to keep the food moving through, to prevent it from getting stuck.

And soluble fibre also cools and soothes the intestines, which otherwise have a tendency to get irritated, (inflamed) if there is no fibre.

6. Carbohydrate

It may be surprising to see this on the list, but balancing blood sugar also means having the right kind of carbohydrate i.e. complex carbohydrate, or polysaccharides.

Some people have the kind of metabolism where they can eat mostly protein and fat, and feel good, but most people can’t go for long without carbohydrates.

If you’re craving simple sugars, it’s probably not YOUR body that needs it, but the parasites inside the body, like candida, that are creating that craving.

But, our bodies do need complex carbohydrate as fuel, and even a little simple sugars (but only once our Blood Sugar is Balanced and our body is free of opportunistic organisms).

And, if you don’t have enough Carbohydrates, again, at every meal, that’s where you’ll tend to crave Simple Sugars or Stimulants, because your body does need SOME Carbohydrate.

What foods contain polysaccharides? Sea Vegetables and the Medicinal Mushrooms like Reishi and Chaga contain Immune System supporting Polysaccharides.

However, in this training, I’m really referring more to bulk carbohydrates, as Fuel.

One particular favourite of mine is Chia Seeds.

These seeds are really one of the few Complete Foods, because they contain amino acids (protein), good quality fats (Omega 3) and complex carbohydrates, all in decent amounts, at the same time.

It’s rare to have all 3 macronutrients, so well represented, in one Food.

Whole grains are also sources of complex carbohydrates. Good ones include quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth etc. Some people also do well with Rice, Barley, Kamut or Rye, although the last 3 do contain gluten.

Pulses such as chick peas (garbanzo beans), mung beans and lentils are also sources of complex carbs, if they agree with you.

If I eat pulses and grains, I personally will make sure to always soak and sprout them first, and then either cook or dehydrate, to remove most of the Anti Nutrients that inhibit digestion.

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Root vegetables are a great source too but avoid cooking them too much. Baking, roasting or frying them will turn the complex starches within them into simple sugars, not good if you have blood sugar issues.

If you do want to cook them, do it gently with water eg lightly steamed.

Notice that fruits have not been included in this list.

If you do happen to get along well on fruits then do include some, but it’s better if you avoid them, at least as a source of carbohydrate fuel, while balancing your blood sugar.

Fruits are generally high glycaemic and do spike blood sugar.

However if you have good locally grown organic, ripe, unhybridised fruit that doesn’t contain too much sugar, then go for it if you can do so without crashing.

How Long Will Recovery Take?

If you follow these guidelines, you can expect your blood sugar system to recover in about 2-3 months, although you will probably start to feel better a lot sooner than that!

This may seem like a long time, but the benefits are huge.

Perhaps the biggest benefit is the confidence you gain.

It can be so disempowering when you feel you have to eat every couple of hours. You feel a lot of food anxiety: ‘what if I crash and can’t find anything healthy to eat?’

Putting this into Practice in your Life!  So tonight, think about what meals you can make, that you will actually enjoy, that will include all six pillars.

If you’re struggling for ideas for breakfast, think about what you would have as a healthy savoury meal in the evening.

Fish and steamed vegetables? Great, have that for breakfast then!

Vegetable Curry? A delicious breakfast, and, believe it or not, now one of my favourites.

If all that sounds too much, you could have a savoury smoothie.
Or a savoury soup.

Think about whether you can add protein powder, minerals, coconut butter etc to make sure you get all six pillars.

Think about how to improve on what you’re already doing and then tomorrow morning, try it out.

Do your breathing, drink your water and then eat a good savoury meal even if you maybe don’t feel like it, and just see what happens.

 

Final Thoughts

For now, I’ve given you the 6 Pillars that you need to include in every meal, but I haven’t talked you through, yet, how to come up with the exact right ratio, of each, that’s best for you.

The reason being, working this out correctly is another Big Topic, and this article has already been a long one.

So, for now, just work to make sure you’re including at least SOME of the 6 Pillars in every meal, especially Breakfast.

Where I see most people go wrong, in practice, who have Cravings and Energy slumps i.e. low blood sugar, is that they:

1. Don’t have any Breakfast at all.

2. Have a breakfast too late, when their Blood Sugar has already crashed.

or

3. have a Breakfast that’s missing one or more of the 6 Pillars, which means their blood sugar still crashes.

For instance, they might not include hardly any fat or fibre, which means the calories are released too quickly, and they get a Spike followed by a crash.

Or, in any effort to be healthy, they leave out carbohydrates altogether, and then wonder why they have sugar cravings later in the day.

So, if you can just avoid these 3 main mistakes, and do the other things I’ve outlined for you, you will already experience huge benefit.

 

What do you think?

Did you enjoy this?

Did you get Value from it?

Will you Implement what you’ve learned?

Will you Share it?

Do you have any Questions?

Comments?

Do you disagree with me about something?

If so, I’d love to hear from you!

Make sure you comment below.

If I get a good follow up question, I’ll create a follow up Blog Post to answer it.

I really appreciate your feedback!

 

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Posted in Blood Sugar, Diet, Digestion, Energy, health issues, How To guide, Minerals, superfoods, The Truth

Top 10 Health Products to take when Traveling?

What are your ‘Must Have’ Health Products that you always take with you, when you go away?

Recently I’ve been getting asked:

“I’m going away soon, and don’t have a lot of space in my bag…what would you recommend are the ‘must have’ Health Products to take with you when traveling?”

The more I thought about it, the more I realized what a good question it was.

See, there are many health products that, while they’re good to take, you can easily do without them for a week or two.

And then, there’s other key items that I’ve been VERY grateful and relieved to have with me at times, because they really supported me, or helped me to overcome a significant challenge.

Plus, I’m going away in about a month, so it wasn’t purely hypothetical…I would have to consider what to take soon. So here’s what I came up with:

Bear in mind that, as I say in the video, everyone is unique and different, so your ‘Must Haves’ might be a little different than mine.

Still, I thought that, by going through my ‘must haves,’ and more importantly, the reason I prioritise them above anything else, it’ll help you to create your own list if/when you next go away somewhere.

For instance, while I love Omega 3, and I know it’s very important, it didn’t make the Top 10…because my body is, at least now, not deficient in it, and it can happily go for a few weeks without it.

Not so the 10 Items on this list…I’m glad to have them with me.

What are your ‘Must Have’ Health Products, that you take with you while traveling?

I’d love to know!

Leave a comment underneath the video to let me know, and also if you have any questions, or any suggestions for topics for future videos.

It’s my intent to start releasing one of these quick, no nonsense trainings a week, answering the questions that YOU have about Health.

If you like it, or have a question of your own you’d like me to answer, please post under the Video, and, (assuming it’s not a medical issue), I’ll make sure to make a video answering your question for one of these weekly videos.

Sound Good?

You’re Awesome. 🙂

Posted in How To guide, your questions

Is ‘Anti Aging’ a Worthwhile Pursuit?

In ‘Anti Aging’ A Cause worth Pursuing?

Or is it just Vanity? Are we better off just accepting the Aging Process and Enjoying ourselves?

Whenever I offer an ‘Anti Aging’ or Longevity Program, like my Taoist Health Academy, or even just when I talk about making healthy choices, someone always comes up with one of these objections:

Either:

“Why would you want to stop the Aging Process? Aging leads to Wisdom…our culture is so youth obsessed…etc”

or:

“Why bother with all this Health Stuff anyway..? We’re all going to die one day, right? We may as well just enjoy ourselves while we’re here”

Funny thing is, I actually pretty much agree with both of these perspectives…up to a point.

For instance, I believe life IS short, and we SHOULD enjoy ourselves while we’re here…I just question whether self destructive behaviour is truly enjoyment?

If you’ve ever wondered ‘what’s the point’ in doing all this Health Stuff…OR…you hear it from other people, and aren’t sure how to reply, this Video is for you:

Hope you enjoy it!

References:

The Book I mention in the Video is ‘Mans Search for Meaning’ by Viktor Frankl. Very highly recommended.

As always, I’d love to see any feedback or questions you have, please just post them below, and I’ll do my best to reply.

Thanks so much to everyone who gave your feedback last week, I really appreciate it, and I appreciate you 🙂
Remember, if you have any burning questions, or challenges, that you’d like me to address in a future training like this one, please post it below.

Lastly, to get my trainings on ‘How to have High Energy, Naturally and Sustainably’, just Click on this Link and sign up…it’s my most popular and well received training ever.

 

Posted in Beauty, Cleansing, your questions

What is the Ideal Human Diet…and does it even exist?

The ‘Perfect Diet’..is there such a thing?

On coaching calls, I often get asked some version of the question:

‘What do you think of {insert latest diet here}?’

or, simply:

‘I’m so confused about what I should eat. Everyone seems to say something different…and most of it is contradictory. What do you recommend?’

It’s an important question, after all, you HAVE to eat, so it’s not something you can wait to work out…you need Clarity now.

My intent with this Video is to help provide some Clarity:

See, the Truth about ‘what to Eat’ is that it’s not simplistic. As always, real Truth is complex, and context dependent.

Most ‘Gurus’ and teachers out there know that…but they also know many people have an ‘appetite’ for simple, black and white answers.

Dogma (like: ‘this is the one and only right diet…for everyone’) is very appealing, and great…short term. It makes us feel safe and secure that we know what’s going on, and what to do.

There’s only one problem with dogmatic, over simplistic approaches to Health: they Don’t Work. OK, sometimes they will give you some Results short term. But Long Term, they rarely work.

The complicated, Context-Dependent Truth, while less comforting, is the real path to True, Long Term Success.

I see ‘one size fits all’ Diet Plans as equivalent to ‘Get rich quick’ schemes. They’re BS.

Anyway, enough ranting.

If you enjoyed this…Good News:

It’s also my intent to start releasing one of these quick, no nonsense trainings a week, answering the questions that YOU have about Health.

If you like it, or have a question of your own you’d like me to answer, please post under the Video, and, (assuming it’s not a medical issue), I’ll make sure to make a video answering your question for one of these weekly videos.

Sound Good?

Awesome. 🙂

I look forward to seeing your questions and feedback, Just Post them Below, and I’ll see you next week.

 

Posted in Diet, How To guide, your questions

What’s the Best Herb in the World?

What’s the best Herb in the World?


In my perspective, it’s unquestionably…

Schizandra

Why?

Well, as you probably know, the few dozen available Tonic Herbs are considered to be the most Superior herbs out of all the 10,000s of herbs available.

And, of all those Tonic Herbs, just 1 Herb:

Enters all 12 Meridians

Strengthens all 5 ‘Organ Systems’

Contains all 5 Flavours

Builds all 3 ‘Treasures’

And that, my friend, is Schizandra.

While there’s, of course, no such thing as a ‘Cure All’, nonetheless, as far as Herbs go, Schizandra is about as close as you can get to that…

Now, that of course brings up the question:

What’s the best form to take Schizandra in?

There are various options here, all potentially valid, depending on what you’re after, but here are my favorites:

Option 1: In a Tonic Herbal Blend

Rejuvenate, the ‘Yin Jing’ Restorative, premium blend, my top selling product for 5 years, is based around Schizandra

Option 2: As a Herbal Extract Power

This is a quick, convenient and effective Solution. Just put a teaspoonful in a cup and add hot water. Obviously, I prefer the Lion Heart Herbs Brand, but they all tend to be pretty good.

Option 3: As a Liquid Extract

Put a dropperful under your tongue, and the effects are pretty instant with this one, as the alcohol used to extract it transports the active ingredients into your system almost immediately. It’s an acquired taste though, and even minute amounts of alcohol are not for everyone.

Option 4: (NEW) The premium, Organically Grown Whole Schizandra Powder from Surthrival (not an extract)

When I say Premium, with this one, I mean ‘reassuringly’ expensive. To be honest, when my friend Mike Nash first recommended this one to me, I was deeply skeptical.

However, after giving it a try, 1 teaspoon a day for a month, I have to admit that my body grew to really, really like this one. It tastes great, and does seem more powerful than any other Schizandra I’ve tried.

If your number one criteria is Value for money, then I’d probably suggest trying something from options 1-3 above.

But, if your number 1 criteria is getting the absolute best, or you just want to try something different, I recommend you give this new form of Schizandra a try:

Click Here to see Daniel Vitalis, Founder of Surthrival, talk about this Premium form of Schiandra

What’s your favourite herb?

And what’s your favourite way of consuming it?

Let us know in the comment below 🙂

Posted in Beauty, Cleansing, How To guide, Tonic Herbs

Tonic Herb Recipe Prizes Announced

Tonic Herb Recipe Prizes Announced

Did you see all the amazing recipes posted on our Facebook page by Lion Heart Herbs Customers?

See them here: https://www.facebook.com/lionheartherbs

Well, Good News…it’s time to announce the Winners.

Yes, that’s right, I meant to say winners, plural.

There were so many great entries that it look longer than I was planning to announce them.

In the end, I felt like one prize just wasn’t enough, so I’ve added some runner up prizes, for just a few of my personal favourites, although every single recipe was amazing!

First, let’s announce….

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: 500g of LHH Herbal Extracts (usually £117)

Our Grand Prize Winner, with the most Facebook ‘Likes’ at the deadline, is…. (drumroll please)…

Ray Deady, for his Spiced Raw Apple Cake, with 59 ‘Likes’!!!

Congratulations Ray!

Great Recipe, and a much deserved Win.

Definitely give making this recipe a try. View Recipe Here

SILVER PRIZE WINNERS: 100g of any LHH Herbal Extracts (usually up to £30)

As I mentioned, I’ve added in some extra prizes here, for some of my other favourites. 🙂

First off, Hayley North, who came a close second place with her tasty looking Raw Buckwheat Yoghurt Recipe, with 36 ‘Likes’

 

Congratulations Hayley!

Click Here to See the full recipe

Our next Silver Prize winner is Ben Nash, who not only came up with a great, healthy, caffeine free Coffee Substitute, but who was even awesome enough to create a video showing us exactly how to make it!

Congratulations Ben!

Click Here to See the full recipe

Now, I love ‘Sweet’ Recipes, as much as any man, (just ask Russell James), but, to be honest, I rarely eat them these days. I’m more a lover of savoury meals, for many reasons.

So, I had my eye out for some great savoury dishes. Again, there were many to choose from, but I really loved Su Bray’s Asian Tonic Herb Soup, for being absolutely chock full of nutrition, delicious looking, and with several Tonic Herbs. Oh, and it looked great:

 

 

Congratulations Su!

Click Here to See the full recipe

Now, whereas Su’s recipe reminded me more of own of my own (my approach is always ‘include as much good stuff as you can’), I did also appreciate the delicate subtlety and simplicity of this delicious looking Tonic Herb Women’s Soup for Helen Rastall, with a blend of culinary and tonic herbs especially for women:

 

Congratulations Helen!

Click Here to See the full recipe

And lastly, I had to include this one, because, as well as being a great recipe, this also made me Laugh Out Loud….

It’s a Tonic Herb ‘Guiness’, from Chris McDermott:

 

 

Congratulations Chris!

Click Here to See the full recipe

 

BRONZE PRIZE WINNERS: 50g of LHH Tonic Herb Extract (worth up to £19)

If you don’t see your entry above, please don’t be disappointed and don’t take it personally!

Because, here’s the good news…

If you followed the Instructions, and entered a Recipe before the deadline (and I haven’t mentioned you yet), then you are also entitled to a Surprise Bonus Runner prize of 50g of the LHH Tonic Herb of your choice.

 

MORE GOOD NEWS: You’re a STAR!

Even more good news is that we’ll be compiling all your Recipes into a Free Ebook to give to Lion Heart Herbs Subscribers soon.

We’ll give you full credit (of course) and are happy to link back to your website (if you have one, just let us know ASAP)

If you do NOT want us to include your recipe for any reason, of course, just let us know ASAP), and we won’t!

Speaking of Which…

 

LET’S COLLABORATE

You may remember I spoke recently about the opportunity to collaborate together in a course?

Well, I have some good news…

First, if you’re a Chef who likes making healthy food recipes, I want to hear from you!

This is an opportunity to add value to 1000s of people with your creations, and to become known, liked and respected among a really amazing audience.

I am particularly looking for someone who can make delicious, nice looking recipes, while following specific nutritional guidelines.

If that sounds like you, please send me an email with the subject line:

‘I’M A RECIPE CREATING GENIUS’

telling me a bit more about yourself, including why you’re passionate about food and helping people be healthier.

Please include plenty samples of your work: High Quality Healthy Recipes with High Quality Pictures. You can just include links to recipes you’ve posted elsewhere.

Note: I’ll only respond to people who can include at least 12 samples of their work! I want to connect with people walking the walk, not just talking the talk, please. Good Intentions are nice, but I really want to work with someone already actively creating.

 

HAVE A MESSAGE TO SHARE?

Interested in contributing Recipes, but not sure you can work on a whole course?

That’s OK, I would still love to hear from you….soon.

See, I’m about to launch a new ‘Magazine’ type website, which I’m very excited about.

I feel strongly it will be providing a perspective much needed in the Natural Health World, one that’s Realistic and Optimistic, Empowering and Inspiring.

A place that offer Real Strategies for Real Problems, and Inspires us to reach the next level of Health, Happiness and Wellness.

A Community of mutually supportive, like minded, responsible, positive, realistic Action Takers!

NO Scaremongering, NO Dogmatism, and NO ‘Miracle Cures’ and Quick Fixes. (which take advantage of our Fears, tendency to think in Black and White terms, and desire for Instant Gratification)

 

If that sounds like something you’d like to get behind, and you’d like to Contribute:

1 Recipes

2 Articles

then, STAY TUNED!

Once we open, I’ll be asking for Contributions from you.

 

HOW TO CLAIM PRIZES

In the meantime, you may be wondering how to Claim your Prize?

Basically, all you do is, contact our customer service team, and they’ll sort it out for you.

Please bear in mind that, as we’re giving away quite a lot of extra prizes, we won’t also be able to cover postage for everyone as well.

So, what I suggest is, put together an order now, while the ‘Beat the Taxman’ Sale is on, and then contact Customer Service and ask them to include your Prize with your order!

 

WHAT? YOU DIDN’T KNOW WE HAVE A SALE ON?

Well, we do!

The Biggest one of the Year (for reasons explained below.)

We’ve already had a huge rush since the Sale started Tuesday, with many things selling out already, so act quickly to get your Herbs of choice!

If you’re not sure where to start, why not have a look and see which recipe you fancy trying?

https://www.facebook.com/lionheartherbs

And, if you’re a Simple Soul, like me, and prefer your herbs in ‘Cup of Tea’ form most of the time, I’ll include some suggestions below 🙂

 

WHY ‘BEAT THE TAXMAN’?


Well, my accountant, Duncan recently explained to me that Lion Heart Herbs will have to pay 20% tax on all stock we have left on Midnight, March 31, the end of our financial year.

SO, Rather than giving that money to the taxman, I’ve decided to do a Sale of 35% Off All Lion Heart Herbs brand items.

So 35% off everything here:

Lion Heart Herbs Range

Please bear in mind that this ‘Beat the Taxman’ Sale is already in full swing, which means that many items have already Sold Out or will be sold out very soon.

Currently 20% of our own brand stock is sold out, and 60% is almost sold out.

Of course, this is the idea, to clear the stock and ‘Beat the Taxman’, but my point is this:

Take advantage of this NOW.

Don’t wait.

Once we sell out, we sell out, and no, we won’t be able to offer the discounted rate once things are back in stock next month, so please don’t ask my customer service people if they can do this, as they’re lovely people whose mission is to make you happy, and it breaks their hearts to have to say no!

It’s first come, first served, fair enough?

 

HOW TO?

Here’s How to Qualify for your 35% OFF any LHH herbal extracts discount code:

Step 1: Just add all your Lion Heart Herbs range products, plus anything else you fancy (while you’re there) to your cart.

Step 2: Click Checkout, and use this Coupon Code:

 

35ALLLHH


Just enter it at Checkout where it says ‘Voucher Codes’, and then click: ‘Apply Voucher’

 

Step 3: Click ‘Proceed to Checkout, fill in your details, and click ‘Place Order’

That’s it! You’ll get an email order confirmation pretty much straight away, and we’ll send you another email, with a tracking number, as soon as we’ve shipped your order. (usually next working day, although may be slightly delayed during Taxman Sale as we get super busy, so please bear with us.)



Which Items are 35% Off?

Basically, the 35% OFF applies to EVERYTHING on THIS PAGE:


http://shop.lionheartherbs.com/brands/f-m/lion-heart-herbs.html


WHERE TO START?

If you’re new to Tonic Herbs, I highly suggest you check out the videos on the site, but if you want an idea of where to start I’d recommend:

1) Rejuvenate Herbal Tea Mix. It’s winter, and winter is the times when the Kidneys are most vulnerable, according to Chinese Medicine. We tend to become more acidic and less hydrated as we feel colder, get less fresh air and less sunlight at this time of year. Not ideal, but Rejuvenate can help.

2) Cleanse is currently my favourite blend. I’ve been having allergy issues recently, so I’ve been really focusing on this one. I’m now happily sitting next to my beloved cat, typing this, feeling great. Thank you Cleanse!

3) Strength is currently my wife’s favourite blend. I asked her what herbs she absolutely must have with her during our recent move, and her response was instant: Strength. It makes her feel energised, balanced and happy. She seems to enjoy the hormonal balancing effects of the Yang Jing herbs, as well as the energising effects of the Chi herbs.

4) Ho She Wu is an excellent warming and nourishing Jing herb to tonify the kidneys and warm them. Perfect for this time of year!

5) Chaga is one of the most powerful tonic herbs in the world, full of Immune Boosting Polysaccharides and Anti Aging Antioxidants. Famously used as a Jing Tonic and Longevity Herb, no wonder it’s David Wolfe’s absolute favourite, so much so he wrote a whole book dedicated to Chaga!

6) Pine Pollen has become incredibly popular as a powerful Androgenic Tonic herb and Superfood. It builds all three treasures and even contains bio identical testosterone! Perfect for anyone who wants a boost in drive and confidence!

To find out more about What Tonic herbs actually are, click Here

 

Any issues ordering? Just email Richard or Harriett at customerservice@lionheartherbs.com and they’ll happily take care of everything for you. You can also call them office hours at 01933 221738

 

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Best Foods for Healthy Lungs, Skin and Large Intestine

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Best Foods to Eat over Autumn for Lungs, Skin and Large Intestine’s Health

According to the Taoists, at this time of year, we need to pay attention to, and nourish, our Lung Organ System.

You may notice, at this time of year, increased issues with your Lungs (like coughs and colds), your bowels (constipation) or your skin (getting dry or chapped.)

As a result, you may also experience low energy, lack of motivation, brain fog, and even sadness and depression.

This is the perfect time of year to learn about this important topic.

Best Foods to a Healthy Lung, skin and Large Intestine

You’ll Learn:

+ Which Foods benefit you most at this time of year?

+ Which Foods do you need to be careful with?

+ How best to prepare Foods in Autumn?

+ What are Anti Nutrients, and what can you do to avoid them

And lots more.

 

Questions, Comments, Feedback, Future Suggestions….

Able to know what foods beneficial for you in having a healthy lung?

Have any Questions?

Comments?

I’d really love to hear from you! Please leave us a comment below:

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How You Can Have Super Immunity

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Super Immunity Resources:

Try our Simple-to-Use Natural Vitamin D3 Spray Click Here

To get our L-Tryptophan Click Here

Try our Immune Instant Herbal Tea Blend Click Here

To try our Longevity Instant Herbal Tea Blend Click Here

Get your Strength Instant Herbal Tea Blend Click Here

To Rejuvenate Liver, get your Instant Herbal Tea Blend Here

Get your Serenity Instant Herbal Tea Blend Click Here

Look after your physical and mental well being with our Mineralife – ZINC Click Here

Haramaki wraps are not just worn for fashion reasons but also for health (warming Kidneys).  While it’s a time of year associated with much beauty, for those of us with health challenges, it can also be a challenging time.

Super Immunity + Cold and Damp Weather

As the weather gets cooler and more damp, the health issues you’d hoped you’d left behind in spring can come creeping back in. Chronic joint pain in cold, damp conditions is something I hear about a lot, for instance.

Plus, we can often ‘catch a cold’ at this time of year, if we’re not careful.

So, if you can’t change the outside world (cold, damp, viruses on the loose) what can you do?

How about building Super Immunity?

How You can Create Super Immunity, and be more Resilient to the Elements?

What’s the most important quality any organism can have, according to evolutionary science?

It’s not being the:
biggest
strongest
fastest
cleverest
or even the healthiest!

The key is being the most Adaptive, to whatever is going on in your environment.

And that’s what this awesome free training is about:

Adapting yourself, and especially your immune system, to the new environment.

So, enjoy this brand new interview training, just recorded, on the best strategies to do that!

You’ll learn:

+ The number 1 cause of getting ill – (it’s actually not infectious agents, lack of nutrients, or even the weather, it’s your level of……)

+ The neurotransmitter that’s especially important for Women

+ The mineral that’s particularly crucial for men, and for Vegetarians

+ Why Vitamin D3 is so important, and the best form to use

+ A simple, affordable home remedy to stave off a cold

And loads more…

Questions, Comments, Feedback, Future Suggestions….

How do you feel about having a super immunity?

Have any Questions?

Comments?

I’d really love to hear from you! Please leave us a comment below:

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Best Raw Food Sweeteners and most important supplements?

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Best Raw Food Diet Recommended in the Video

To get the essential vegan platinum package Click Here

Want to stay young and slim forever? Click Here

Learn how to create healthy and irresistible meals using Raw Fermentation Click Here

Add Stevia to foods or beverages for a sweet, sugar-free flavor Click Here

Try our exclusive, unique, one-of-a-kind Black Gold honey Click Here

To get our rice bran superfood Tocotrienols Click Here

Make sure you have enough magnesium in your body Click Here

Get your Vitamin b12 supplements Click Here

Try our Simple-to-Use Natural Vitamin D3 Spray Click Here

Enhance your nutrition, favourite recipes, drinks/smoothies with Lecithin Click Here

To get our 100% natural, high strength Omega-3 supplement Opti3 Omega-3 EPA & DHA Click Here

Detoxify with Marine Phytoplankton and see the results Click Here

Try our Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil Click Here

Boost Your Health and Experience the Many Wonders of Omega-3 and Antioxidants from Krill Oil Click Here

Get optimal bone health today and get your Vitamin K2 Click Here  

Are you on, or considering being on, a raw food diet?

If so, you’ll like this.

I just recorded and released a new guide on how to thrive on a raw food diet

See, most people assume, and most raw food gurus teach, that if you’re on a raw food

diet, you’re automatically healthy.

Which is a nice thought, but it’s just not true.

In fact, it’s even possible to be on a 100% raw food diet, and not be eating a healthy diet!

So, in this guide, we look at some of the most important things you need to be aware of if

you’re ‘going raw’. We start with the two most frequent questions I get about a raw food

diet, and also a vegan diet:

1. What’s the best sweetener(s) to use?

2. What nutrients do I need to be aware of, to prevent deficiencies?

Specifically, a lot of people ask me about agave, stevia, raw honey and yacon syrup

And, they ask about Calcium, Vitamin B12 and Iron, wondering if they get enough.

In the interview, you’ll learn:

+ The best sweetener of all, which I personally use every day

+ Which sweeteners are good ­ in small amounts

+ Which sweeteners you always want to avoid

+ The Real Deal with Nutritional Yeast

+ Why Calcium is generally not an issue, and the mineral that we Do need to be careful

we have enough of

And so much more!

Questions, Comments, Feedback, Future Suggestions….

How do you feel about surviving on raw food?

Do you think it’s healthy to be on a 100% raw food diet?

Have any Questions?

Comments?

I’d really love to hear from you! Please leave us a comment below:

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Top 3 Tips for Real, Natural Beauty with Shakaya

Audio MP3Natural Beauty Resources Recommended in the Video

To get the Free Beauty Breakthrough Session with Shakaya, email customerservice@earthempress.com ASAP

To get the Radiance Retreat Beauty Program from Shakaya, Click Here

Watch a Free Training on the best quality water you can get Click Here

Watch this Training to learn more about Earthing and Grounding Click Here

Health and Beauty: can You have one without the other?

When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see?

How do you feel?

If you’re like most people, you’re probably less than satisfied.

We all want to be Attractive. Beautiful.

However, many of us feel this is somehow wrong.

Not spiritual.

This couldn’t be further from the Truth.

The Truth is, real Beauty (or Attractiveness), and real Health, are inseparable.

In this brand new video, which I just filmed today, I interview Shakaya Leone, Beauty Expert, and Author of Naked Beauty, Nude Food and Sweet Seductions, and the founder of World Detox Day.

I really like Shakaya as what she teaches resonates totally with my own system for Health, but coming from a very feminine perspective.

And in this interview, she shares some fascinating info.

As well as learning her Top 3 Natural Beauty Tips, you’ll also hear:

+ How to Read your Face to assess your health (and why covering up ‘imperfections’ will eventually lead to more serious health issues)

+ Why Self Care is so crucial for Beauty…and why women especially find it so difficult

+ the True source of Natural Beauty

and much more.

I hope you enjoy watching the Video as much as we enjoyed filming it. We got on so well we spoke for over an hour more once the interview was over!

Questions, Comments, Feedback, Future Suggestions….

How do you feel about Beauty and Attractiveness?

Do you agree it’s impossible to have Healthy without Beauty?

What about the other way round?

Have any Questions?

Comments?

I’d really love to hear from you!

Please leave us a comment below:

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