Have you ever heard of Trace Minerals? It comes in a little bottle. This stuff is unlike anything you can get anywhere. It comes from this 500 million year old ancient sediment bedrock plant. It’s the most bizarre thing in the world! It’s like compressed plants from the purest time in earth’s history; 500 million years ago. My good friend, Dr. Morter, has the exclusive rights to this place, and he gets the colloidal plant-based minerals from this 500 million year old source. It comes in liquid form, and you can put a drop or two in water and drink it, which allows you to get a massive amount of minerals in your system. This is especially important in America because about 6 to 8 feet of top soil was blown away during the dust bowl. Since the 1930’s, the mineral concentration in America’s food supply has massively depleted. You’d have to eat 5 to 8 carrots today just to receive the same nutritional value as 1 carrot back in the 20’s. It’s shocking!
It basically comes to this: all of you are deficient in minerals, which leads to a whole host of diseases. There was a great audio years ago called “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie.” They talk about mineral depletion being the cornerstone of all nutritional deficiencies, which lead to illness and disease.
Trace Minerals are also great for cuts! If you cut yourself and you’re bleeding, you can put a few drops of the minerals on the cut and it coagulates the blood almost instantaneously. It has anti-bacterial action, so it won’t get infected. Not to mention the fact that it makes you heal quicker!
It even works on burns! I was fishing up in Canada with the Morters and we had an open fire, and on this open fire we had a cast iron skillet. Now, the skillet, including the handle, was cast iron; it was red hot! We were deep frying fish and potatoes in this cast iron skillet and it was just sitting there after we had eaten. Somebody left the cast iron skillet on the hot coal, so it was still red hot. Guess who decided to help clean up?! That’s right, yours truly! So, I strolled over there like a big dope and proceeded to grab the handle of this red hot, cast iron skillet to move it off the fire to clean it, you know, being the good Samaritan that I was.
As you can imagine, I virtually got third degree burns on my hand. I mean it blistered instantly! And here I was in screaming pain and am thinking, ‘Oh my god, the trip is going to be ruined! This is my whole hand! There are blisters all over the inside of my hand! This is horrible and we’re in the middle of nowhere!’ We were dropped off on a float plane, so there was literally no place to go.
Well, of course Dr. Morter just whips out his Trace Minerals that he carries with him everywhere and says, ‘Here, let me just put a few drops of this on. First let’s douse it in some ice water then we’ll put on some minerals. Now, I want you to rub the minerals into the blisters and then we’ll go back and forth between ice water and rubbing the minerals into the blisters.’
The whole time I’m thinking, ‘What are these little drops of minerals going to do?’ He must have known I was thinking it because he says to me, ‘Trust me. It will be fine tomorrow.’
I go, ‘This is impossible, they’re blistered already’…
‘Trust me, it’ll be fine tomorrow.’
I go, ‘Doc, look, I don’t know if you’re a burn expert, but these are like third degree burns! I mean, I may need skin grafting! This is unbelievably painful! I don’t know if I can fish, this is…’
‘Trust me,’ he said, ‘I know what I’m doing.’
So, he rubbed in those Trace Minerals on my burn and I hopped on the boat and we went fishing afterwards. That was a shore lunch, so we’re fishing in the afternoon and I’m rubbing the Trace Minerals on my burn and thinking, ‘this is not going to do anything.’
When I went to bed that night, I was surprised that the pain had subsided, because I thought it was going to be just painful and I wouldn’t be able to sleep. I woke up the next morning, got up, went into the bathroom, put some water on my face, brushed my teeth and went to look for some coffee. I then sat down, had some coffee, chatted with some of the other guys and all of a sudden Dr. Morter said, ‘How’s the hand?’ And I go, ‘Oh, I forgot about the hand!’ I had totally forgotten about the hand, so I looked down and you could see where the blisters were and where it was burnt, but the blisters were flat and there was no pain at all. It was 80% healed in one night! It was the most unbelievable thing I’ve ever seen!
Now, since that time, I travel with these Trace Minerals everywhere I go. It is one of the things that is in my travel bag 100% of the time because if I get a cut, burn, bee sting or insect bite, all I have to do is put the Trace Minerals on and I’ll be good to go! If I have a sore throat when I’m travelling, I put about 8 drops in a little bit of water and gargle with it. It basically kills all the bacteria in your throat and cures yourself of a sore throat! When I’m travelling, I always put a few drops in some water and drink it to make sure I get plenty of minerals in my system. Minerals are the key to good health. Without minerals, forget it! Without minerals, you have no health at all!
I would encourage you to get Dr. Morter’s Trace Minerals. Dr. Morter is the only one that has the minerals that are, quite frankly, any good. It’s a miracle product! I see people’s energy level skyrocket when they start putting a few drops in some water and drink it everyday!
Yours in health…
October 6th, 2010
By: Ethan A. Huff
Nuts in general are a great whole food packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fats and other important nutrients that the body needs to maintain good health. And a new study out of Pennsylvania State University (PSU) further confirms this, having found that walnuts — and walnut oil in particular — help to reduce blood pressure, decrease stress and improve cardiovascular health.
Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as alpha linolenic acid (ALA) which are known to help lower bad cholesterol, reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, and prevent chronic diseases from developing within the body. So researchers sought out to see how walnuts fare in dealing specifically with hypertension.
For the study, the team monitored 22 healthy adults with elevated LDL cholesterol levels over the course of a six-week dieting period to see how food affected their blood pressure. They observed that patients who consumed walnuts and walnut oil throughout the study had lower resting blood pressure levels and lower blood pressure responses to stress.
“This is the first study to show that walnuts and walnut oil reduce blood pressure during stress,” said Sheila G. West, associate professor of biobehavioral health at PSU and author of the study. “This is important because we can’t avoid all of the stressors in our daily lives. This study shows that a dietary change could help our bodies better respond to stress.”
Additionally, researchers found that adding flax oil to patients’ diets improved artery dilation and vascular health. Together, walnut and flax oils exhibited a significant anti-inflammatory effect as well, reducing both c-reactive protein levels and the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
May 24, 2010
by Ethan Huff
Vitamin D is an amazing nutrient that protect the body from all sorts of diseases and problems. Researchers continually uncover new links between lack of vitamin D and disease, illustrating the fact that it is vital to good health. However recent studies have also found that most people are deficient in vitamin D.
A team of doctors from the McGill University Health Centre in Canada was surprised to find that about 59 percent of people evaluated were deficient in vitamin D and about 25 percent were severely deficient. Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the study is allegedly the first to illustrate a definitive link between vitamin D deficiency and an accumulation of fat in muscle tissue.
“Because it [vitamin D deficiency] is linked to increased body fat, it may affect many different parts of the body. Abnormal levels of vitamin D are associated with a whole spectrum of diseases, including cancer, osteoporosis, and diabetes, as well as cardiovascular and autoimmune disorders,” explained Dr. Richard Kremer, lead investigator of the study.
The main reason why people are generally lacking in vitamin D is because people spend much more time indoors than they used to. Especially with computers, people often spend their entire days inside cubicles where they are exposed to little or no sunlight.
Vitamin D is not produced in the body on its own. It is created when skin is exposed to sunlight. Some foods contain vitamin D, but in minimal amounts compared to what can be achieved from sun exposure. Most people also do not consume enough vitamin D-rich food to obtain adequate amounts of it.
The McGill study highlights an important link between vitamin D and obesity that, until now, has been largely ignored. Vitamin D deficiency contributes to decreased muscle and increased fat, which is a condition that is increasingly common in industrialized nations. Though diet also plays a role in obesity, it is striking to see vitamin D playing a role in the condition as well.
Perhaps the reason why vitamin D deficiency is linked to all sorts of serious diseases has more to do with the increase in visceral fat that it causes, which in turn leads to such health problems. This study seems to confirm that notion.
The best way to address vitamin D deficiency is to get more sunlight. But when this is not possible, particularly throughout the winter months when the sun is at a lower angle and the ultraviolet (UV) rays are at a minimum, supplementation with vitamin D is the next best option.
The study itself did not confirm one way or another the effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation in reducing fat and increasing muscle, however tests have shown that supplementation does increase blood levels of vitamin D. Many people take vitamin D supplements to alleviate their deficiency and have experience good results.
Currently, the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin D is between 200 and 400 international units (IU) per day, depending on age. Recent studies are showing that these recommendations are too low to maintain optimal health. Some are suggesting that these guidelines be updated to amounts upwards of 1,000 IU per day, including the Canadian Cancer Society.
On a typical summer day, 15 to 20 minutes of sunlight exposure will result in the skin producing about 40,000 IU of vitamin D. At this point, the mechanism that produces it shuts off in order to prevent the body from making too much.
With these levels in mind, many naturopathic doctors recommend supplementing with up to 10,000 IU a day or more. Many believe it is difficult to take too much vitamin D because the safe upper limits are much higher than previously thought.
Currently, the best form of vitamin D is D3, or cholecalciferol, because it is the precursor to the type created by the body from sunlight exposure. Vitamin D3 can be safely taken at amounts much higher than the RDA guidelines.
Safe tanning beds are another option for achieving optimal vitamin D levels without taking a supplement. Despite recent reports that they are unsafe and cause skin cancer, some tanning beds can be used properly and safely to obtain UV rays when regular sunlight is not an option. These beds use electronic ballasts instead of magnetic ballasts that emit electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs), which can cause cancer and other health issues.
Dr. Mercola, another trusted source of natural health information, has a helpful directory of healthy tanning locations across the country. There are also companies that sell these tanning beds for home use.
If you are unsure about your vitamin D levels and wish to consult with your physician, a simple blood test will determine your levels. Whichever route you choose to take, just be sure to get enough vitamin D. Your body will thank you.
March 10, 2010
By Jennifer Warner
Good health may not only help you live longer, but it could also help you enjoy a longer, more satisfying sex life.
A new study shows people who are in good health are nearly twice as likely to be interested in sex in middle and older age and also more likely to report having a busy and satisfying sex life.
Researchers say sexual activity has long been associated with health benefits and longevity, but this is the first study to look at how general health affects the quality of sex as people age and calculate what they call a person’s “sexually active life expectancy.”
Using information gathered from more than 6,000 men and women in midlife and later life, researchers estimate that at age 55, the average sexually active life expectancy is 15 years for men and 10.6 years for women.
“Although the period is longer for men, they lose more years of sexually active life as a result of poor health than women,” write researcher Stacy Tessler Lindau, associate professor at the University of Chicago, and colleagues in the journal BMJ.
But the gender disparities don’t stop there.
“Overall, the study found that men have a longer sexually active life expectancy and that most sexually active men report a good quality sex life. In contrast, only about half of sexually active women reported a good quality sex life,” write the researchers. “This disparity, and its implication for health, requires further exploration.”
Other findings of the study include:
At the age of 30, men have a sexually active life expectancy of nearly 35 years; women, almost 31 years. At 55, this average sexual life expectancy changes to almost 15 remaining years for men and 10 years for women.
By age 75, 17% of women and 39% of men were sexually active. But for those with a partner, these gender differences were much smaller.
About two-thirds of sexually active middle-aged men and women reported having a good-quality sex life. But only five out of 10 older women reported a good-quality sex life, compared with seven out of 10 older men.
Older men were three times as likely to be interested in sex as older women (62% vs. 21%).
People in very good health were 1.5 to 1.8 times more likely to report an interest in sex than those in poorer health.
Among those who were sexually active, good health was also associated with more frequent sex (once or more weekly) in men and with a good-quality sex life in men and women.
In an editorial that accompanies the study, Patricia Goodson, a professor at Texas University, says the news that adults in the U.S. can enjoy many years of sexual activity beyond age 55 is promising.
“Despite the spotlight this study shines on the sexual health of older adults in the US, less good news lies dormant in the shadows,” writes Goodson. “Take the gender gap in sexually active life expectancy, for instance, which favours men: for men at age 55, sexually active life expectancy was eight to nine years less than demographic life expectancy, whereas for women this difference was 17 to 18 years.”