Fats - friend or foe?

When I was young adult I traveled through Italy and noticed that the women (and men) more than twice my age looked as young as I did? This was very intriguing to me so being a big believer in "you are what you eat" I decided to learn more about their little secret. What I learned was quite astonishing.

They eat everything and fear nothing - Meats, whole cheeses, whole milk, pastries and they don't fear the sun - you name it. BUT, the most youthful consumed zero unnatural fat. They literally consumed at least 1/8 of cup of olive oil each day. No margarines, no shortening, no new fats. It was either butter, whole dairy, olive oil or peanut oil. That's it!

From that point on I increased (yes - increased) the amount of oil I consumed under the following three rules.

1) No hydrogenated fat.
2) Fear not the "natural fat (butter & coconut included) that will melt to a liquid in my hand.
3) No new oils.

Ok, so what's a new oil? I'll expand on that in my next posting.

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Ear aches / itchy ears - away!

White vinegar and alcohol - 50/50 - three drops in each ear. That's all I do!

I hate it when you read those natural healing guides and they force you through pages of text before they tell you (if they tell) what the remedy is!

My story - I've battled ear infections numerous times each year until a took a ocean water dive class where the instructor told me of a simple solution they use in the US Navy for divers. What is it? - Mix in a small dropper bottle 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol. When you complete a dive (or feel any itching in your ears) put 3 drops of this mixture in each ear by - tipping your head to the side, placing three drops in the ear, pulling gently on the top and bottom of your ear lobe and then tip to the other side to drip out the excess.

What's the science here? First, your ear wax is naturally acidic. Second, the alcohol dries the dampness (leaving an unfriendly space for bacterial growth). Lastly, the vinegar aids your ear wax in killing off the current bacteria responsible for the itching or swelling.

When ever I feel some itching in my ears I do this twice a day for three days. I have not had one ear infection in 26 years.

Be well - it's fun!

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The simple truth on la-natural

Nothing is better for your body than natures original design.

The body is a complex puzzle and the universe (regardless of your thoughts on how it all came to be) has given us the best of the best to continually complete and compliment this complex system we call our body. Current science refers to this as DNA. And even the most inexperienced scientist will tell you that even a slight alteration in the DNA of an organism will result in some form of unexpected results.

From fats, to proteins to sugars. Nature has given us all the necessary puzzle pieces. These perfectly designed organisms will do what needs to be done upon entrance to your body. Use them as nature has delivered them and your body will return the most incredible results you could ever imagine.

Remember - what enters your body attempts to complete your puzzle. If the pieces fits perfectly your in the grove, if they don't the results could be anywhere from undesirable to catastrophic.

Ciao for now!

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