Category: HEALTH OPTIMIZATION

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Keto Friendly Wine – Review of Dry Farm Wines

Dry Farm Wines is all over social media advertised as an ‘all-natural’, low sugar, lower sulfite alternative to commercial wine. More compelling than the description was that it’s endorsed by two of my favorite keto influencers, Dave Asprey and Dr. Dominic D’Agostino. Following my recent review of RSVP Skinny Cocktail Mixers, wine reviews were next on my list. I was super excited to have the opportunity to try a ‘keto friendly’ wine Keto Friendly Wine Before we get into the results of my ‘wine tasting’ let’s talk about keto friendly wine. Most keto followers try to keep their daily carb intake...

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Vertical Diet – Better than Keto for Muscle Building?

Although I live a low carb lifestyle, not everyone in my family wants a long, lean physique. Both of my kids are athletes and both want to build muscle and strength. While there’s nothing about the keto lifestyle that prevents building muscle, it’s much harder to add size without carbs. That said, not all carbs are equal and including the wrong ones can undermine any health goals. That’s what attracted me to the Vertical Diet, it had all the healthy aspects of keto with a few carbs for building muscle. My son has always struggled to gain weight. As a tall...

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Is Bottled Water Causing Important Mineral Deficiencies?

Mineral Deficiencies and bottled water When I was a kid there wasn’t bottled water. We drank out of the tap, or even the hose on a hot day. Today bottled or filtered water is the preferred water source for most people. Unfortunately, both bottled and filtered water are deficient in basic minerals lack magnesium. Drinking filtered water instead of the mineral-rich water our ancestors enjoyed can result in dangerous mineral deficiencies. Our human ancestors evolved in a world in which healthy drinking water came directly from streams, rivers, and lakes, rich in mineral content. The human body became reliant on obtaining...

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Magnesium Deficiency Prevents Vitamin D Metabolism

Magnesium Deficiency Recent reports have highlighted the importance of vitamin D in fighting Covid-19. With more than 40% of the population deficient in vitamin D, everyone is scrambling to restore healthy levels. Unfortunately, without normal levels of magnesium, these efforts will not have the intended effects. Even worse, if you supplement vitamin D but can’t absorb it, you can actually cause negative effects such as vascular calcification. Magnesium deficiency is common and undermines efforts to restore normal vitamin D levels. Vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50...

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Vitamin D Deficiency related to COVID-19 Severity

COVID-19 and Vitamin D Deficiency Only 13% of COVID-19 patients tested have recommended vitamin D values. This confirms what biohackers have been saying all along about vitamin D deficiency (1). Although this data is preliminary and hasn’t been peer-reviewed yet, all signs are pointing in the same direction. Those with the lowest vitamin D values are correlated with the worst COVID-19 outcomes. Vitamin D Deficiency, Prevalence This data is especially alarming because vitamin D deficiency is very common. Most estimates have upwards of 80% of the population as deficient in this important vitamin. Ethnic populations have an even higher prevalence. African...

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Lymphatic Congestion, Increased Risk for Infection

Lymphatic System Your heart pumps blood throughout your body. Your lungs pump oxygen into the body and send carbon dioxide out. Unfortunately, your lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump. It relies on your movement to pump this disease and cancer-fighting fluid throughout your body. When it’s not circulating well, you can get symptoms of Lymphatic Congestion. Your body relies on your lymphatic system to remove waste, like bacteria, viruses, toxins, and abnormal cells that can lead to cancer. And every step you take helps it do its job. That’s because the lymphatic system does not have an organ like the heart...