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How to Avoid Gas

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We all dislike gas: its uncomfortable, embarrassing, and well, doesn’t smell great!  But face it, we have all had it.  But the best part is, we don’t have to!  There are some simple and easy ways to avoid gas, bloating and feel great by following a few simple steps:

  • eat fruit on an empty stomach 5 hours after a meal or 1 hour before – this will ovoid gases in your stomach
  • eat food with proper combing – if you combine your foods properly gas will be avoided
  • avoid beans that aren’t great for your blood type – those are the ones that make you bloat and gas
  • avoid sugary and carbonated beverages – stick to water and you will feel great
  • clean that colon out on a regular basis – by clearing out old fecal matter, you will leave your track feeling clean and not an environment where gas will want to live

Easy steps to avoid gas!

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Top 10 Sources of Fiber

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If you read our last blog post on why fiber rocks and how it helps your system – I bet you are wondering where to get fiber in the best form.  Here are the top 10 “Bp-Approved” sources of fiber.

  1. Split Peas
  2. Lentils
  3. Black Beans
  4. Artichokes
  5. Broccoli
  6. Brussel Sprouts
  7. Rasberries
  8. Avocados
  9. Pears
  10. Pearled Barley
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Benefits of Fiber

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Constipated?

If you are experiencing Gas, Fatigue, Bloating, Backache, Body Odor, Bad Breath, Headaches, Depression, Indigestion, Nausea, Hemorrhoids, Negative Effects of Being Overweight, Bad Skin, Tension and Irritability, then a good fiber cleansing herbal product may help you.

A Clogged Colon

A clogged colon interferes with the absorption and digestion of food, depriving the body of necessary nutrients. This results in fermentation and putrefaction of undigested food which creates poisons. These poisons are re-absorbed into the bloodstream affecting every organ and part of the body. We age prematurely, we look and feel old, our joints become stiff and painful, our eyes become dull and a sluggish brain overtakes us – the pleasure of living is gone!

Cleansing

A health program cannot be fully effective until the body is cleansed of excess toxic material, which is often built up, layer upon layer, over a period of many years. Diets consisting of fast food, low fiber, white flour, highly refined and processed foods, excessive sugar, preservatives and artificial coloring are all suspected contributors.

Cornerstone of Health

Fiber, one of cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle, has been shown to help maintain normal, healthy intestinal regularity and also help maintain normal healthy levels of cholesterol, blood glucose levels after meals and a normal healthy cardiovascular system.

Benefits of Fiber

Fiber not only promotes health, it also helps reduce the risk for some chronic diseases. For instance, fiber prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulitis. Fiber is also linked to prevention of some cancers, especially colon and breast cancer. In addition, fiber may help lower the LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and total cholesterol thereby reducing the risk of heart disease. Furthermore, fiber can help lower blood sugar to help better manage diabetes

Remember…cancer of the colon ranks next to heart disease as the most frequent cause of death in the United States today. So keep your colon in excellent condition by regular cleansing and experience the gentle relief and wonderful health thousands experience with all natural fiber cleansing formulas.

Once you begin cleansing with fiber and rid your colon of this old fecal matter, you will no longer have that daily discomfort, instead you will feel fantastic!!!

The statements in this blog are not evaluated by the FDA. These statements and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Walking You Way to Health

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Walk outside, breath the fresh air, soak up the sunshine and if it is cold and rainy use the treadmill or go shopping. Add some barbells and do some arm exercises while you walk to also strengthen your upper body. Don’t procrastinate, just do it! But most of all have fun and enjoy the long lasting benefits of good health and well being.   So start walking!

Walking just 40 minutes a day could seriously benefit your health. Check out these amazing perks to taking a simple stroll around the neighborhood.

Walking is known to melt your thighs and perk up your bum. But its healthy resumé boasts some even more impressive accomplishments.

Here are eight reasons to take those extra steps and make walking a part of your healthy lifestyle:

  1. It deflects diabetes. New research links brisk walking to a significant risk reduction for developing type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is a predictor of this disease, even in people with normal glucose levels. But a recent British study found that people with a family history of the disease who walked briskly, or performed some other type of moderate to vigorous activity on a routine basis, improved insulin sensitivity.
  2. It soups up your sex life. Sex and exercise go hand-in-hand. In a study of women between 45 and 55 years old, those who exercised, including brisk walking, reported not only greater sexual desire, but better sexual satisfaction, too.
  3. It saves you on gym costs. In this economy, people are cutting excesses, and that includes trips to the health club. In an American Heart Association survey, a quarter of the 1,000 people questioned had axed their gym memberships sometime in the previous six months. But no matter where you live, there’s a place you can pound the pavement or trek a trail, and 150 minutes of moderate-intensity walking a week can help manage stress and prevent heart disease. Moderate walking equals an average of about 100 steps per minute. San Diego State University researchers suggest using a pedometer and aiming for 1,000 steps in 10 minutes, and working up to 3,000 steps in 30 minutes.
  4. It can get you off meds. Using data from the National Walkers’ Health Study, including more than 32,000 women and 8,000 men, researchers found that those who took the longest weekly walks, not necessarily accumulated the most mileage per week, were more likely to use less medication. This shouldn’t deter you from taking shorter walks more frequently throughout the week, but you should consider squeezing in a longer walk once a week, perhaps on the weekend when you have more spare time.
  5. It can help fade fibromyalgia pain. This chronic condition affects more than 4 percent of the population, and often involves pain, fatigue and brain fog. A small study found that in women 32 to 70 years old, those who walked 60 minutes, performed light exercises, and stretched three times a week for 18 weeks reported significant improvements in walking and mental capacity, and were less tired and depressed.
  6. It helps you beat breast cancer. Women who walk regularly after being diagnosed with breast cancer have a 45 percent greater chance of survival than those who are inactive, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Yale researchers heading up the study also found that those who exercised in the year before being diagnosed were 30 percent more likely to survive, compared to women who didn’t exercise leading up to their diagnosis.
  7. Strolling reduces stroke risk. Walking briskly for just 30 minutes, five days a week can significantly lower your risk of suffering a stroke, according to University of South Carolina researchers. After studying 46,000 men and 15,000 women over the course of 18 years, those with increased fitness levels associated with regular brisk walking had a 40 percent lower risk of suffering a stoke than those with the lowest fitness level.
  8. It can save your mind. Italian researchers enlisted 749 people suffering from memory problems in a study and measured their walking and other moderate activities, such as yard work. At the four-year follow-up, they found that those who expended the most energy walking had a 27 percent lower risk of developing dementia than the people who expended the least. This could be the result of physical activity’s role in increasing blood flow to the brain.

Start with 10 minutes a day and slowly add 5 minutes every few days building up to the suggested 30 minutes a day at least five days a week. If you can increase your walk to 45 or 60 minutes daily and for six or seven days a week, that is even better.

HAPPY WALKING!

Note: Running and jogging can be OK but are not usually recommended by cardiologists.  Research has shown that sudden exercise can lead to heart attacks. Alternatives would be aerobics, cycling, dancing, swimming, or elliptical. What I am looking for is 30 minutes of cardiodaily. Always consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The statements on this blog are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Health Starts in the Morning

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Being healthy means being consistent.  You can eat one good meal a day to be healthier, but if you stop after one day – you won’t remain healthy.   Health starts from the second you plant your feet on the ground and rise for the day – and ends when you lift your feet off the ground and lay down for the night.

These are some easy and simple steps to a healthier you:

  1. Upon rising, start by drinking a glass of warm water with the juice of half a lemon.  This is one of the best tips for starting your day, flushing out your system, and starting fresh and clean.
  2. Then with the proper supplements (Women or Men’s Pak and any other additional supplements) take them when advised, ie. 30 minutes before a meal etc and time them correctly.
  3. For breakfast make a cleansing fruit shake with water or fruit juices from the same fruit category also mixed with Dr.Bo’s Garden of Plenty for a full nourishing, balancing and cleansing morning.
  4. An hour later have a light protein breakfast with eggs or a protein shake.

These simple morning rituals will make the world of a difference for your health and contribute to ultimate totally body wellness – The Wagner Way!

 

please visit our sister site DrBo.com for all supplement information or give us a call anytime for a consultation!

 

 

 

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Globe Artichokes

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INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Globe Artichokes
  • 1 Lemon for juice
  • 1 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt

PREPARATION

Take scissors and cut all the tops of the outside sharp leaves (about ½ to 1 inch down). Trim the bottom stem of the artichoke so it will become tender.

In a stock pot, fill with water to cover the artichokes (when finished trimming) and start to boil with salt in the water.

When the water is boiling, add the artichokes and then bring to a simmer for about 45 minutes until a fork goes in easily on the bottom of the stem. Take out and serve with any of the aiolis or with fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Other options:

Take out the inside leaves to get to the center while leaving many large leaves around the perimeter. You can fill this with many wonderful things.

COMBINATION

Combines well with green leafy, non-starchy vegetables, sea and starchy vegetables and fairly well with pulses (beans and Legumes)

Does not combine well with proteins and fruits

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Celebs That Swear by Bo: Jason Lee

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I did Dr. Bo Wagner’s Total Body Cleanse 7 months ago and haven’t looked back since. I needed something to help me change my lifestyle, but hadn’t realized that the cleanse would change my LIFE.

Not only did I drop over 30 pounds and regain energy that I hadn’t felt for years, I feel I was given a new life.

Thank you!

Jason Lee, Actor & Professional Skateboarder

Movies: Mallrats, Vanilla Sky, Almost Famous, Heartbreakers, Stealing Harvard, and Dream Catcher
Animated Movies: The Incredibles, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, and Underdog
TV: My Name is Earl, Memphis Beat, and Raising Hope

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German Potato Salad

This is perfect for a backyard summer BBQ!  The flavors are amazing and benefits are endless.  It is important to food combine though so make sure you prepare other veggie filled dishes to go along with this hearty and delicious recipe!

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Serves: 4-6

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 medium Russet or Yukon Potatoes, cut into bite-sized piece
  • 1 small Red Onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic, chopped well
  • 1, six to eight inch stem of Rosemary, pulled and chopped very fine
  • ¼ cup Dr. Bo’s Golden Taste Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt
  • ¼ to ½ tsp. of Dry Mustard
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar

 

PREPARATION

Bring a stock pot full of water with cut potatoes in it to a boil and keep simmering until the potatoes are tested with a fork (not too soft). Drain and place into a large bowl and toss together with all other ingredients and let marinate for a bit. If desired, drizzle with more olive oil and vinegar.

 

COMBINATION

Combines well with green leafy, non-starchy, sea & starchy vegetables and fairly well with pluses (beans and legumes)

 

Does not combine well with protein or fruits.

BENEFITS:

  • Russet Potatoes – This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin C.
  • Yukon PotatoesThis food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese.
  • Garlic – This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Calcium, Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Manganese.
  • Celtic Sea Salt – Refers to naturally moist salt harvested from the Atlantic seawater off the coast of Brittany, France. It is naturally air and sun-dried in clay ponds and gathered with wooden tools to preserve its living enzymes.  Because it is unrefined, it contains all of the 84 beneficial live elements found in sea water, with no chemical and preservatives nor any other additives.
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Banana Breakfast Bowl

Blend these ingredients together for the perfect breakfast bowl. This banana bowl is perfectly combined with amazing toppings for a satisfying meal.

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Ingredients:

(Serves: 1)

2 frozen bananas
4 pitted dates
1/2 cup coconut milk
handful of ice (for desired consistency)
1 nectarine
1/4 cup Dr.Bo Omega Blueberries
sprinkle of unsweetened coconut

Directions:

Blend the frozen bananas, dates, milk and add ice gradually to get a thick oatmeal type constancy.

Top with sliced fruit, dried omega blueberries and Coconut.

Serve immediately.
Alternative Methods:

TROPICAL BOWL
Sub banana for 1/2 cup frozen pineapple and 1/2 cup frozen mango
Top with fresh sliced Strawberries
1/4 cup  Dr. Bo’s Omega Cherries
Unsweetened coconut flakes
BERRY ACAI BOWL
I cup frozen berries and add 1/4 cup Dr.Bo’s acai powder
Top with fresh berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)
1/4 cup Dr.Bo’s Omega cranberries
Unsweetened coconut flakes

 

Checkout our full post on other fun ways to use Dr.Bo’s Omega Fruits by clicking here

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Chilled Watermelon Soup

This is perfect for summer!

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Serves: 4-6

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ Watermelon, scooped into melon balls or small cubes
  • ½ Watermelon, for blender
  • 5-10 Mint Leaves
  • Juice of 1 Lemon

PREPARATION

In a blender, put the fruit meat from ½ a watermelon, mint and lemon juice into blender. Blend until smooth, you may add purified water to make thinner if need be or more lemon juice.

Scoop or slice the other ½ of the watermelon into bite-size pieces. Chill the cut melon and juice in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.

Place the melon balls into the small bowls then add the juice and 1 fresh mint bundle on top for garnish and serve.

COMBINATION

Best eaten alone but combines fairly well with other melons only

Does not combine well with all other food groups

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Sub-Acid/Sweet Fruit Salad

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Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 Mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 papaya, peeled and diced
  • 2 passion fruit, scooped
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1/2 cup white grape juice

PREPARATION

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir gently to coat well. Chill at least one hour before serving. 

COMBINATION

Does not combine well with acid fruit, melons, all vegetables, starches, grains, pulses (beans and legumes) and proteins

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Fresh Fruit Cup (Acid)

Fruit is BEST eaten alone – and combined properly.  You can follow fruit an hour after consumption with another meal!  Fruit first think in the morning is the best way to detox from the night before and rid your body of toxic waste!

There are four different “fruit groups”:

  • Acid
  • Sub-Acid
  • Sweet Fruits (Alkaline)
  • Melons (Eat alone or leave alone)

Here is an easy Fresh Fruit cup from the acid fruit group:

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Ingredients:

(Serves 4)

  • 2 Pink Grapefruits, peeled, segmented
  • 3 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted and halved
  • and/or 1 cup sliced Strawberries
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup pear juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia (orange, lemon, vanilla or plain)

Directions:

Combine fruit in a mixing bowl.

In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, pear juice and stevia or agave then pour over the fruit and gently stir to coat well. Refrigerate one hour before serving.

 


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Fruits In Summer:

Wondering whats in season this summer?  Here is a complete list of all the fruits that summer has to offer!!!!!

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Apricots
Asian Pear
Barbados Cherries
Black Currants
Blackberries
Blueberries
Boysenberries
Breadfruit
Cantaloupe
Casaba Melon
Champagne Grapes
Cherries
Cherries, Sour
Crenshaw Melon
Durian
Elderberries
Figs
Grapefruit
Grapes
Honeydew Melons
Jackfruit
Key Limes
Limes
Loganberries
Longan
Loquat
Lychee
Mulberries
Nectarines
Olallieberries
Passion Fruit
Peaches
Persian Melon
Plums
Raspberries
Sapodillas
Sapote
Strawberries
Sugar Apple
Watermelon
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Grilled Carrots

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Ingredients
6 carrots (as equal in size as possible)
1/8 cup olive oil
Salt and cayenne to taste

Method

Peel, trim and slice the carrots in half horizontally.

Coat the carrots in th olive oil and sprinkle with salt and cayenne pepper.

Grill the carrots on a medium-high grill (about 400*) for 4-6 minutes.

Flip them over, and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

 

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Mediterranean Lamb Kabob

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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. ground Lamb, organic
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • ¼ cup Parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
  • Cayenne or Chili powder
  • 1 large Onion, chopped fine

Preparation

Mix meat with cumin, salt, cayenne, and water. Knead well for 5 minutes. Add chopped onion and parsley. Form a big ball and keep in refrigerator for 12 hours.

Before grilling, wet your fingers and form 3 in. meat balls. Grill or broil for 5-8 minutes. Turn from side to side until brown. Serve with sliced tomatoes and sliced onions for type O and AB and sliced onions and sliced red peppers for type B.

Serve with fresh Greek Vegetable Salad.

Serves: 6


 

Combines well with sea and non-starchy vegetables, non-starchy pulses, and proteins.

Does not combine well with melons, fruits, starchy vegetables and starchy vegetables.

Health Tips:

Beef: Organic red meat is reared on a specially formulated feed containing only cereals, vegetable protein, a small amount of fish meal, and a vitamin/mineral supplement. These animals are often guaranteed to be fed on feed which is free from genetically modified feedstuffs (GMOs).This food is low in Sodium. It is also a good source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B12 and Selenium, and a very good source of Zinc.

Cumin: This food is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Phosphorus, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and Manganese.
Parsley: This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

Onion: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin C. 

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Grilled Tofu

This is so quick, so easy, and so tasty – the perfect protein for any salad or veggie!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package Firm Tofu
  • 2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce (Wheat-free)
  • 1 Tbsp. first Pressed Sesame Oil

PREPARATION

Cut tofu in half and then into ½ inch thick slices. Then place onto a cooling rack to drain for 1 hour with a cookie sheet on top with a bit of weight (this keeps the tofu firm and able to absorb flavor better). When ready, place tofu in a shallow dish with 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon sesame oil, coat both sides and let stand. While the tofu is marinating heat the grill and add the tofu on one layer and grill both sides – about a total of 5-6 minutes. Take off and let rest on a plate.

Combine this with any veggie or your choice for a healthy, easy, inexpensive and delicious summer BBQ meal.

 

Add the garlic, ginger and lemongrass to the hot oil and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add all the vegetables to the skillet and sauté for 1 minute then add the coconut milk and soy sauce then turn up the heat to high bringing to a boil, cook uncovered for about 4 minutes until the vegetables are softer. Take the vegetables out and set into a bowl and reduce the sauce until about ¾ of a cup. Then stir in the lime juice, chopped cilantro and salt to taste. Pour over the vegetables and tofu then sprinkle with almonds and some fresh cilantro and serve.

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Summer Shish Kebobs

The weather is heating up and Summer is fast approaching.  Longer days, warmer nights and plenty of backyard BBQ’s.  Don’t let something like a BBQ scare you though with fear of all the unhealthful foods that unfortunately come with it: hot dogs, store bought frozen burgers, white buns in a bag, processed sauces, vacuum packed ribs and skewers, potato salad; the list can go on and on.

BBQ-ing in a Bo-Approved manner though, will leave you feeling healthy, light, fulfilled and leave zero remorse of putting garbage in your body.  Good food doesn’t need to taste bad and this recipe below will prove that – high protein and lots of veg and backyard BBQ friendly…dig in!

Summer Shish Kebab

Serves: 6

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Ingredients:

  • 1½ lbs. beef, chicken, lamb or tofu cut into 2″ chunks (organic & according to blood type)
  • ¼ cup Dr. Bo’s Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)
  • ¼ cup Red Wine
  • ¼ cup fresh Lemon juice
  • ½ small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • ½ Ginger Root, slice and mince
  • 1 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 18 Cherry Tomatoes (Type O & AB only)
  • 2 zucchini and/or yellow summer squash chopped
  • 1 Red and 1 Orange Bell Peppers chopped
  • 18 large Mushrooms (Any mushrooms except shiitake and domestic for type O & A)
  • 1 red onion

Preparation

Blend olive oil with wine and lemon juice. Stir in onion, ginger, garlic, and spices. Place meat chunks in marinade and turn to coat. Marinate overnight, turning pieces occasionally.

Cut all veggies (except cherry tomatoes) into 2 inch bite sized pieces (to match the protein). Thread meat and vegetables onto skewers.

Grill on the BBQ until everything is well browned. Aproximetly 10-15 minutes depending on protein and Voila!  Serve with a  big green salad and you have a tasty, BBQ’d meal without giving into guilt…Summer is supposed to be fun ;)

Note: Alcohol will burn off.  

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Daily Liver Care

Care for Your Liver

Here are some ways to keep your liver healthy everyday:

  • Avoid alcohol. It can damage liver cells and lead to the swelling or scarring that becomes cirrhosis, which can be deadly.
  • Eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise. Your liver will thank you. You’ll keep your weight under control, which helps prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition that leads to cirrhosis.
  • Watch out for certain medicines. Cholesterol drugs and the painkiller acetaminophen (Tylenol) can hurt your liver if you take too much. You may be taking more acetaminophen than you realize. It’s found in hundreds of drugs like cold medicines and prescription pain medicines.
  • Heel with health.  If you avoid the bad and introduce more good, you can avoid
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Liver & Gall Bladder Care & Flush

A flush for the liver and gall bladder can dramatically improve your health. It is very helpful for your body’s longevity and metabolism. Clients who have done repeated flushes have experienced increased energy, reduced bloating, improved digestion, decreased allergic reactions and aches & pains disappearing.

The liver has over 500 biochemical functions, including the secretion of bile, which the liver and gall bladder dump into the intestines via their common duct (passageway). Bile helps in the absorption of fat, fatty acids, cholesterol, and therefore is crucial in the absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K.

The liver also stores and filters blood. Because the blood feeds organs and muscles, the quality of blood is vital to the quality of your health. The liver is also the key in the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins. The liver is usually overburdened in its job. It can be chock full of stones, parasites, toxic metals, radioactive metals and cholesterol crystals.

Your gall bladder is a small helper organ just under the liver. It stores bile make by the liver and sends it to the digestive tube when food passes by.

Health specialists over the years have used a flush to help clean out this debris. You will be amazed at what can be flushed out of your liver and gall bladder, especially because the stones are not yet calcified and therefore cannot be diagnosed by any method. The more stones and parasites clog the bile ducts, the less able your body is to break down fat and cholesterol.

A flush has been shown to help rid your body of these unwanted stones, parasites, toxic acid and impacted waste, which will greatly enhance your overall well being! Using Liver G-Bladder Pre-Flush is the proper way to prepare your body for a thorough and safe liver/gall bladder flush.

By flushing and rebuilding the organs, all of the body’s internal functions will operate more efficiently and you will feel and see the difference…eyes brighter, energy levels increased, and skin more radiant.

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Dr. Bo’s® Liver Liver G-Bladder Pre-Flush™ is Orthophosphoric Acid, which is very dramatic in softening and flushing out stones in the liver and gall bladder. The acid takes the hard, outside layers off the stones leaving a soft ball of undigested oil that your body has stored in the liver and gall bladder and flushes them out of the system pain free. When you see the stones in your stool, they will be a bright emerald green, red, tan, black or white.*

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Kidney Function

The main function of the kidneys is to filter waste from the blood. If not eliminated correctly, toxins can build up in the body and can cause any number of problems from kidney stones to high blood pressure. Buildup of salts, proteins and other compounds can accumulate and cause inflammation or, eventually, kidney failure. Lower back pain, trouble urinating, chills, fever, and nausea could indicate a buildup of pollutants in the body. Kidney cleansing products are used to eliminate toxins and improve kidney function.

The ingredients in Kidney Magic have been shown to be helpful for exerting a decongesting effect on the kidneys, improving the urinary tract and stimulating bladder function. These ingredients have also been shown to be beneficial for female complaints of the uterus and menstruation.

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More Info

Dr. Bo recommends that at least once a year and preferably twice or even three times a year everyone should cleanse, flush and rejuvenate their kidneys and bladder. This can dramatically improve your overall wellness and may be very helpful for your body’s longevity.

Only the most vital organic and respectfully wild-crafted herbs are chosen for Dr. Bo Wagner’s herbal tinctures. They are harvested according to times of peak potency and with regard to each herb’s uniqueness.

To insure quality and freshness, these products are handmade in small batches using time-honored extraction methods by people who care.

Dr. Bo Wagner’s herbal tinctures provide premium plant medicines to those individuals who wish to take responsibility for their own health.

Click here to view kidney related products

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Total Body Flush – Liver/Gall Bladder/Kidney

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The Cleanse and Flush is an integrated set of 7 synergistic acting herbal formulas which help to cleanse, oxygenate, maintain, repair and restore the GI tract, detoxify the body, and flush the body and organs of stones and parasites. During this 28 day program you continue to eat healthy and take supplements morning and night. On the third week you add in liquid herbal tinctures and a health tonic to help flush debris  from your organs. The fourth week you introduce two more liquid tinctures to rejuvenate the organs and body.

The Cleanse will cleanse the colon, lower intestines and help to rid the colon of impacted material. This waste debris acts as a breeding ground for many bacteria and parasites, which often lead to disease. It will enhance the digestive system and increase the vitality of the colon and promote regularity.

The Flush, for the liver, gall bladder and kidney, can dramatically improve your health. It is very helpful for your body’s longevity and metabolism. Clients who have done repeated flushes have experienced increased energy, reduced bloating, improved digestion, decreased allergic reactions and aches & pains disappearing.

The Liver has over 500 biochemical functions, including the secretion of bile, which the liver and gall bladder dump into the intestines via their common duct. Bile helps in the absorption of fat, fatty acids, cholesterol, and therefore is crucial in the absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K.

The Liver also stores and filters blood. Because the blood feeds organs and muscles, the quality of blood is vital to the quality of your health. The liver is also the key in the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins. The liver is usually overburdened in its job. It can be chock full of stones, parasites, toxic metals, radioactive metals and cholesterol crystals.

Health Specialists over the years have used a flush to help clean out this debris. You will be amazed at what can be flushed out of your liver and gall bladder, especially because the stones are not yet calcified and therefore cannot be diagnosed by any method. The more stones and parasites clog the bile ducts, the less able your body is able to break down fat and cholesterol.

Kidney Stones can be very painful. With lifelong attention to prevention and flushing your kidneys, you can greatly reduce your risk of stones.

The Cleanse and Flush will rid your body of these unwanted stones, parasites, toxic acid and impacted waste, which will greatly enhance your overall well being!

The Renew consists of 2 herbal tinctures and 1 unique herbal, glandular and bile formula to rebuild and tone your organs and aid the liver in its own production of healthy new bile. This is the part of the program that will solidify your success and build a solid foundation of good health.

Doing the Liver~Gall Bladder~Kidney Flush & Renew Program is a major way to improve your overall health and fitness. By flushing and rebuilding the organs, all of the body’s internal functions will operate more efficiently and you will feel and see the difference… eyes brighter, energy levels increased, and skin more radiant.

NOTE – Frequency of Liver~Gall Bladder~Kidney Flush

If you are very sick, consider doing this once a month for a few months. Everyone is different. There are no absolute rules. For prevention, do it at least once a year. Others do it more frequently, usually 3-4 times a year. This is highly recommended.

To Order

Email us at http://www.drbo.com/ or call 1-877-910-drbo.

The statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

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How to achieve a balanced ratio of EFA, ALA & GLA

(Below is information to purchase quality EFA products at your local health food store. If you are unable to find these or would like to purchase the supplements I recommend and provide to my clients, I have included links to these products.

  1. Select a good source of cholesterol free marine lipids, liquid or softgel (derived from deep cold water fish) providing a minimum daily dosage of: 360 mg of EPA* / 240 mg of DHA:  Omega Pro,  Kid Omega Oils,  Daily EFAsFish oil is a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids, particularly EPA (eicosapentaenoic) and DHA (docosahexaenoic). Biochemically EPA and DHA actually compete with, displace and inhibit arachidonic acid (a sometimes bad fatty acid) metabolism.4 Recent evidence suggests that chemicals derived from Arachidonic Acid can produce a variety of metabolites that can initiate and promote tumor function and vascularization, cell proliferation, tissue invasiveness, metastasis and suppression of the immune surveillance system.5
    Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 11.01.00 AMThe fish oil can be in a liquid form (be sure it is molecularly distilled) or softgel combination of  fish oil, flaxseed oil, borage oil in proper ratio and molecularly distilled or other plant sources. Pure fish oil always has a complete profile and ratio.
  2. Consume a high quality plant source of Blackcurrant Seed Oil providing a minimum daily dosage of: 560 mg of pure Blackcurrant Seed Oil ** and 80 mg of GLA. For those on a strict vegetarian diet, the consumption of additional Blackcurrant Seed Oil (a total of at least 1000 mg of Blackcurrant Seed Oil and at least 120 mg of GLA) or a variety of plant oils is recommended to achieve an adequate and balanced profile of EFAs and GLA.
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  3. Consume a high quality flaxseed meal for an alternate vegan source providing a minimum daily dosage of 2560 mg of Omega 3 and 1000 mg of Omega 6.*** Flaxseed is not only a great source of fiber; it is the riches source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), one of the few plant sources of Omega-3 super unsaturated fatty acids, considered the most beneficial of the essential fatty acids. ALA is converted in the body into two more biologically active Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic), the same fatty acid found in fish.
    Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 10.59.14 AMFlax also contains linolenic acid (LA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid known as Omega-6, the second most beneficial fatty acid. It is said that, ideally, body tissue should contain a ratio of 3:1 to 4:1 Omega-6 to Omega-3. However, substantial evidence suggests that, because of the consumption of large amounts of fried and processed foods, the ratio of the average person is 20:1 Omega-6 to Omega-3. Flaxseed oil contains approximately 60% Omega-3 to approximately 15% Omega-6 (4:1 Ratio) making it the perfect fast food to correct this ratio.

    Flaxseed is also the richest plant source of lignans. Precisely, flax is a source of concentrated lignan precursors. Lignans are strong antioxidants and phytoestrogens (hormone-like chemicals). Flaxseed contains high levels of the plant lignan, secoisolariciresinol diglycoside (SDG) and provides 75-800 times more plant lignans than other plant sources.

    Modern scientific research has concluded that many health challenges are a direct result of the substitution of hydrogenated fats and the lack of essential fatty acids in our diet. Flaxseed meal is an important natural food for both adults and children that will enhance their body’s repair mechanisms, reduce inflammation, help arrest allergies, improve our memory and raise their spirits! Flax is great for vegetarians but also wonderful in combination with other plant oils and fish oil.

  4. Take a minimum of 400 IUs of Natural Vitamin E daily. The best supplement is one that contains a mixed source of Vitamin E, Wheat germ Oil & Lecithin. Vitamin E is essential to help prevent lipid peroxidation.

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    • Most marine lipids will contain 120 mg of EPA & 80 mg of DHA per capsule. Therefore, it is necessary to take a minimum of 3 capsules.
    • It usually requires two capsules to achieve this level. The oil should be cold processed, without solvents.
    • This will usually require 2 tablespoons.

Summary

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are essential lipids, often referred to as Vitamin F, the “good fats” or the “fats that heal,” that are not manufactured by the body and are vital for optimum health, well-being and 90% of your energy. As integral components of all cells, they maintain the fluidity and stability of cell membranes and protect the body from harmful substances such as bacteria and viruses. They must be obtained through diet or supplementation with EFA-rich food oils.

Without EFAs, deficiency symptoms will develop. Signs of EFA deficiency can include eczema and other skin disorders, hair loss, organ damage, impaired reproductive function, increased triglyceride and cholesterol levels, increased blood pressure and neurological dysfunction. EFAs are the most important of all the fats and I feel should be an integral member of everyone’s daily health program.

To Your Good Health,
Dr. Bo

*These statements in this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your physician if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition before beginning supplementation. Information contained in this bulletin is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician.

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Benefits of Essential Fatty Acids Part I

Benefits of Essential Fatty Acids

I have already written a summary of the importance of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) in an earlier article. Here is more detailed information explaining the value of EFA’s in the diet for people of all ages….

Lipids

Low fat has become the standard for selecting food for a healthy diet. But the general public is often confused or misinformed about the effects—positive and negative – of fats and oils (collectively referred to as lipids).

Despite sometimes conflicting data, the evidence is mounting showing a direct relationship between the typical high-fat Standard American Diet (the SAD diet) and the major degenerative diseases of our time such as cancer and heart disease.

There is now direct evidence that excessive dietary fat may well function as a carcinogen.1 However, fats (lipids) are needed in our diet. They serve as the most efficient source of calories (9 per gram) and are essential to many body functions, particularly the production of hormones.

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The real question is how much fat (lipids) and what kind of fat do we need?

Dietary studies suggest that the most likely protective benefit of a low fat diet does not begin to appear until the fat content of the diet dips below 25% of total calories.2 Other studies indicate that it is not just the amount of fat, but the type of fat that we consume that is linked to cancer and heart disease. Fats are classified as saturated, mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated.

The human body cannot function properly without two polyunsaturated fats: Linoleic (Omega 6) and Alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega 3).

Collectively these are called Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) because they are essential to normal cell structure and body function. An essential nutrient is one that must come from the diet because the body cannot manufacture it. (Nutrients like cholesterol are nonessential because the body can make them from other nutrients.)

Both Linoleic (Omega 6) and Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) function as components of nerve cells, cell membranes and hormone like substances known as prostaglandins. But each of these EFAs has some basic differences which, in part, explains why we need to consume both in our daily diet. Although both are 18 carbon length fatty acids, Alpha-Linolenic Acid has three unsaturated bonds, while Linoleic Acid only has two. The different location of the first unsaturated bond gives them the more common names by which they are frequently called: Alpha-Linolenic Acid’s first unsaturated bond occurs at the third carbon  and is known as an Omega 3 oil while Linoleic Acid’s first double bond is at the sixth carbon. Thus, it is referred to as an Omega 6 oil.

Due to these distinct differences, Linoleic Acid and Alpha-Linolenic Acid form entirely different prostaglandins. A deficiency in either Essential Fatty Acid is associated with decreased synthesis of anti-inflammatory prostaglandins. Many of the beneficial effects of choosing a diet rich in plant foods are the result of the low levels of saturated fat and the relatively higher levels of essential fatty acids.

Now there is increasing evidence that the ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 in the diet can play a crucial role in the development of many degenerative diseases.

Check out some of the Dr.Bo products available that contain Omegas below:

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Most diets have become unbalanced due to the extensive processing of our food supply. Many food processors go to great lengths to remove the Omega 3 in order to increase the shelf life of foods.

Milling and refining grains to produce white flour eliminates Omega 3. Also, the refining and hydrogenation processes effectively remove Omega 3 from commercially available vegetable oils.

Another problem exists in the way our animals are currently raised. In “the good old days”, animals wandered around eating a varied diet. Today, most animals raised for food are kept in feed lots where they are fed a processed grain diet from which most of the Omega 3 has been removed. Animals are like humans. They cannot manufacture Omega 3 and Omega 6. As a result, those who consume high amounts of animal meat are likely to have an unbalanced ratio of essential fatty acids, particularly the Omega 3.

In our body Omega 3 and Omega 6 go through a number of changes and are converted into other, more familiar families of fatty acids. Several steps down the line in the Omega 3 family, fats called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are produced from Alpha-Linolenic Acid.

On the Omega 6 side, fats like Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) are produced if all of the components are available, including arachidonic fatty acids.

We need a balance and proper ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6

The most compelling reason we need this balance is because these essential fatty acids are precursors for prostaglandin production in the body. The prostaglandins are a very important group of hormone like chemicals that regulate virtually every major body function,including blood pressure, fluid retention, blood cell stickiness, inflammation, allergies, fever, and the immune system, just to name a few!

Over fifty different prostaglandins have been discovered so far and scientists speculate that hundreds will eventually be found. Sometimeswe refer to these prostaglandins as “good” and “bad ” because they can have both negative and positive effects However, this is not technically correct because we often need both effects, but at different times.

For example, too much platelet stickiness produces blood clots that can cause strokes and heart attacks. Consequently, the prostaglandin that causes platelet stickiness is often labeled a “bad” prostaglandin. But what if you cut your finger? Now you need some platelet stickiness to form a scab so that you don’t bleed to death. Now we refer to it as a “good” prostaglandin. We need both reactions. We need different prostaglandins and, as such, we need the Essential Fatty Acid balance and ratio that provides the right response from the right prostaglandin.

Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet (SAD) frequently produces too much prostaglandin (an imbalance) which leads to platelet stickiness and blood clots. This is a major problem, as this is a contributing factor to cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes and countless other problems.

Therefore, it is necessary for us to consume oils that have the proper ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3.

What are the food sources of these omega-3 fatty acids?

  • ALA – Flaxseed, soybean oils, and walnuts
  • EPA and DHA – Fatty fishes such as mackerel, herring, salmon, tuna, and trout
  • Note: You will see canola oil listed as a source of omega 3, but it is a GMO product and not recommended.

The best plant sources for supplements of Omega 3 and Omega 6.

There are several plant oils available that provide some essential fatty acids: Borage, Primrose, Safflower, and Flaxseed. Some oils, such as Flax and Safflower, lack GLA. Oils like Borage and Primrose do not contain Alpha-Linolenic Acid. All of these oils can be great if taken in the proper ratio and balance but the unique oil, Blackcurrant Seed Oil, appears to provide a complete balanced profile of Linoleic, Linolenic, Alpha Linolenic (ALA) and Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) all on its own.

Why we need Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)

Not all sources of Essential Fatty Acids contain Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). In fact, in nature, there are only a few sources. One is mother’s milk, which scientists have determined helps the baby develop a strong immune system. Additional plant sources include Borage, Evening Primrose and Blackcurrant Seed Oil. In essence, GLA is the form Linoleic Acid takes when it is broken down properly in the body. However, research shows that individuals with diabetes and people who cannot form GLA from Linoleic Acid should be sure that they have an adequate source of GLA in the diet. GLA supplementation in diabetes has been shown to improve nerve functions and help prevent diabetic nerve disease.3

Omega 9 Fatty Acids

What are they?

Omega 9 fatty acids are non-essential fatty acids but are usually found in conjunction with omega 3 and omega 6 high quality products. So most good omega oil products will read: containing Omega 3, 6, & 9 omega oils.

Omega-9 fatty acids are from a family of unsaturated fats that commonly are found in vegetable and animal fats. This monounsaturated fat is described as omega-9 because the double bond is in the ninth position from the omega end. These fatty acids also are known as oleic acids or monounsaturated fats and can often be found in sunflower, olive and nut oils. Unlike omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, omega-9 fatty acids are produced by the body, but also are beneficial when they are obtained in food.

What are the types of omega-9 fatty acids?

  • Oleic acid – Oleic acid is a main component of sunflower oil, olive oil, and other monounsaturated fats, many of which are used as a solution for reducing bad fats in cooking oils.

What are the sources of omega-9 fatty acids?

  • Oleic acid – Olive oil, sunflower oil, peanuts, pistachios, almonds, and avocados.
  • Note: You will see canola oil listed as a source of omega 9, but it is a GMO product and not recommended.

Specially developed oils for food service, such as Omega-9 Olive Oils and Sunflower Oils, are uniquely high in monounsaturated fats (>70%) and reduces key factors that contribute to heart disease and diabetes. Omega-9 fatty acids are found in various animal and plant sources. Sunflower, olive, and nut oils have significant levels of omega-9 fatty acids, which are also known as high-oleic acids, or monounsaturated fats. Oils produced from these sources have emerged as healthier, highly functional replacements for partially hydrogenated cooking oils, which are often laden with unhealthy trans and saturated fats.

What are the health benefits of omega-9 fatty acids?

Research has shown that omega-9 fatty acids, commonly referred to as monounsaturated fatty acids, can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Because omega-9 fatty acids have been shown to increase HDL (“good”) cholesterol and decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, they help eliminate plaque buildup in the arteries, which may cause heart attack or stroke. Omega-9 Olive and Sunflower Oils are uniquely high in monounsaturated (omega-9) fat, as well as low in saturated fat and zero trans fat.

How do they add up?

Although omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids all serve different functions within the body, the evidence is clear that incorporating balanced proportions of both essential and non-essential fatty acids are necessary for maintaining overall heart health and general wellness. According to a joint position paper between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  and Dietitians of Canada , adults should receive 20 to 35 percent of energy from dietary fats, avoiding saturated and trans (“bad”) fats, and increasing omega-3 fatty acids. The Association also found that incorporating more omega 9 oils in one’s diet to replace other fats aligns with dietary recommendations by lowering saturated fat and increasing heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

 

*These statements in this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your physician if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition before beginning supplementation. Information contained in this bulletin is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician.

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Healthy Fats: Essential Fatty Acids

Good Fats

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are essential lipids, often referred to as Vitamin F, the “good fats,” or the “fats that heal,” that are not manufactured by the body and are vital for optimum health, well-being and 90% of your energy. As integral components of all cells, they maintain the fluidity and stability of cell membranes and protect the body from harmful substances such as bacteria and viruses. They must be obtained through diet or supplementation with EFA-rich food oils.

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EFA’s are essential to normal cell structure and the regulation of virtually every major body function, including blood pressure, fluid retention, blood cell stickiness, inflammation, allergies, fever and the immune system, just to name a few! Commercial refinement of fats, oils and food has effectively eliminated important essential fatty acids from our food chain, increasing the importance of dietary supplements.

Deficiency Issues

Without EFAs, deficiency symptoms will develop. Signs of EFA deficiency can include eczema and other skin disorders, hair loss, organ damage, impaired reproductive function, increased triglyceride and cholesterol levels, increased blood pressure and neurological dysfunction.

Well Balanced Blend

The World Health Organization suggests that 3-4% of the total daily caloric intake of normal adults should be in the form of these “good” EFAs. For children, pregnant and lactating women, the recommendation is 5-6%. Daily EFA is a comprehensive well-balanced blend of EFA nutritional oils and supplies your daily needs for EFAs in an ideal ratio of omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids and Daily EFA’s also provides EPA and DHA. EFAs are the most important of all the fats and an essential key to life!


 

Dr. Bo’s® Daily EFA’s™ is a comprehensive, well-balanced blend of essential fatty acid nutritional oils (EFA’s). It supplies your daily needs for EFA’s in an ideal ratio of omega’s 3, 6 & 9 plus GLA, EPA and DHA from organic flax seed oil, borage oil and fish oil. The fish oil in Daily EFA’s is obtained from cold water fish and is molecularly distilled to remove PCBs and other possible toxic materials. Daily EFA’s is cold pressed and solvent-free with Vitamin E added to prevent oxidation and preserve the quality of our fish oil. This ensures you can have the purest, molecularly distilled, stable pharmaceutical grade omegas and fish oil available anywhere. 

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Healthy Fats: Vegan EFAs

Flaxseed

Flaxseed is not only a great source of fiber for vegans; it is the riches source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), one of the few plant sources of Omega-3 super unsaturated fatty acids, considered the most beneficial of the essential fatty acids. ALA is converted in the body into two more biologically active Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic), the same fatty acid found in fish.

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Perfect Ratio

Flax also contains linolenic acid (LA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid known as Omega-6, the second most beneficial fatty acid. It is said that, ideally, body tissue should contain a ratio of 3:1 to 4:1 Omega-6 to Omega-3. However, substantial evidence suggests that, because of the consumption of large amounts of fried and processed foods, the ratio of the average person is 20:1 Omega-6 to Omega-3. Flaxseed oil contains approximately 60% Omega-3 to approximately 15% Omega-6 (4:1 Ratio) making it the perfect fast food to correct this ratio.

Leading Source of Lignan Phytonutrients

Flaxseed is also the richest plant source of lignans. Precisely, flax is a source of concentrated lignan precursors. Lignans are strong antioxidants and phytoestrogens (hormone-like chemicals). Flaxseed contains high levels of the plant lignan, secoisolariciresinol diglycoside (SDG) and provides 75-800 times more plant lignans than other plant sources.

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Benefits of Flaxseeds:

  • Low Carbs
  • High Protein
  • Rich Source of Omega-3
  • Rich Source of Lignans
  • Good Source of Dietary Fiber
  • Rich Source of Antioxidants
  • Gluten Free
  • Trans-Fat Free
  • Source of Natural Amino Acids

Vegan EFA Oils

Other great sources of vegan EFA’s are cold pressed oils (the good ones!), including organic flax seed oil, organic borage oil, organic pumpkin seed oil, organic flaxseed powder (source of lignin) and evening primrose oil. These special oils can be used on salads, in smoothies, pesto, dips, soups and over steamed vegetables for great flavor. They are not to be used for cooking or frying, but only to be added after food is removed from the heat source. Modern scientific research has concluded that many health challenges are a direct result of the substitution of hydrogenated fats and the lack of essential fatty acids in our diet. These  vegan essential fatty oils are an important natural food for both adults and children that will enhance their body’s repair mechanisms, reduce inflammation, help arrest allergies, improve memory and raise our spirits!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Buy them here: http://www.drbo.com/golden-flax-meal

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Healthy Fats: Avocado

Avocados are commonly peoples favorite thing to eat these days.  Mixed well into dips or to eat by itself and most commonly known as the main ingredient in guacamole.  Avocado is what we like to call “natures butter”.

The more technical explanation of an Avocado: The avocado is a tree native to Mexico and Central America, classified in the flowering plantfamily Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. Avocado or alligator pear also refers to the fruit, botanically a large berry that contains a single seed.

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Nowadays, Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical and are one of the most beautiful fruits when cut in half with their very recognizable large pit in the middle.

Benefits

A typical serving of avocado is moderate to rich in several B vitamins and vitamin K, with good content of vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium.  Avocados have diverse fats that are an excellent source for fats for the human body:

  • About 75% of an avocado’s energy comes from fat
  • Loaded With Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids
  • They Contain More Potassium Than Bananas
  • Fiber is another nutrient found in relatively large amounts in avocado.
  • Avocados Are Loaded With Powerful Antioxidants That Can Protect The Eyes

 

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Healthy Fats: Olive Oil

History

Olive Oil, like wine, has been around forever. Its uses date back to 2000 B.C. It is this fruit based substance that Greek epic poet Homer so aptly called “liquid gold.” For people of the Mediterranean, it has had medicinal, even magical powers through the ages. The olive tree is considered a symbol of peace and glory and is a major part of the Mediterranean Diet.

Olive Oil was used in medicines and different ointments. it was also used for nourishment and as an overall healing agent.

Today

Italy, Spain, Turkey, Tunisia, and Greece, with their great Mediterranean climate have become leading producers of fine olive oil. Like wine, many different varieties of olive oil have their own unique characteristics taken from the land and weather conditions.

Consumption of olive oil in the U.S. is at an all-time high, but many people are still confused about the differences between regular or pure olive oil and olive oil that’s classified as virgin or extra virgin. Basically, these designations are the grades of oil extracted from the olive. The classifications are strictly regulated. The regulation is somewhat different according to the country of origin.

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Types of Olive Oil

  • Regular or Pure Olive Oil

    Regular or pure olive oil has been chemically refined and filtered to neutralize both undesirable strong tastes and acid content. This olive oil is of lower quality and usually the least expensive.

  • Virgin

    Virgin means the olive oil was produced without any chemical additives, so it contains no refined oil. It has an acidity that’s less than 2%, so it tastes better. Virgin refers to the fact that the oil has been less handled or manipulated during processing.

  • Extra Virgin

    Extra Virgin olive oil comes from the first press only and is the highest quality olive oil with perfect flavor, aroma, and balanced acidity. This olive oil is less processed than Virgin olive oil and is very delicate in flavor. It’s perfect for salad dressings, marinades, and for dipping bread.

Health Benefits of Organic Olive Oil

Organic olive oil is a monounsaturated fat, and is considered a good fatty acid (high density lipoproteins, HDLs) protects against bad cholesterol, or low density lipoproteins (LDLs).

Delicious organic olive oil contains all the vitamins and nutrients of the olive fruit, and if you get a premium organic olive oil, it will taste better and have a full aroma.

Organic olive oil is also filled with antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that may protect you against illnesses. Studies have shown that organic olive oil can help:

  • Protect you from heart disease
  • Promote healthy digestion
  • Ease the symptoms of ulcers & gastritis
  • Lower gallstone formation
  • Balance the fatty acids in your body

Scientific studies show that people eating two tablespoons of virgin organic olive oil daily for one week show less oxidation of LDLs and higher levels of antioxidants in their blood.

If you use extra virgin organic olive oil, you will benefit from higher levels of antioxidants, especially vitamin E and phenols, the same compounds found in grapes, because the olive oil is less processed.

Dr. Bo’s Unique Blend

Dr. Bo, a passionate purveyor and formulator of natural products, knows that not all olive oils are the same. That is why he provides this special Olive Oil, a select blend of oils from organic olives ripened by the Mediterranean sun, that can truly be called Extra Virgin (containing less than 0.8 percent pre-fatty acids).

Golden Taste

Dr. Bo’s Olive Oil yields a smooth, mildly nutty oil with no bitterness or acid aftertaste and a healthy polyphenol content.

Scientific Evidence

Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may also reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to the monounsaturated fat in olive oil. To achieve this possible benefit, olive oil is to replace a similar amount of saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day. One serving of Dr. Bo’s Olive Oil contains 12 grams of olive Oil.**

Liver, Gall Bladder & Kidney Flush

Dr. Bo recommends using his extra virgin olive oil to help lubricate and flush out stones and other toxic debris that have accumulated over the years in the liver and gall bladder. The flush, for the liver, gall bladder & kidneys, can dramatically improve one’s health. It is very helpful for your body’s longevity and metabolism. Clients who have done repeated flushes have experienced increase energy, reduced bloating, improved digestion, decreased allergic reactions and aches and pains disappearing. See Dr. Bo’s Liver, Gall Bladder & Kidney Flush.

Other Variety of Uses

This gourmet oil may be used as an ingredient in your favorite recipes, as a condiment, massage oil, skin moisturizer plus much more.

Highest Quality

The ingredients in Dr. Bo’s Olive Oil is of the highest quality, their benefits are numerous and they are formulated using Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in our ultra modern FDA registered manufacturing facilities. This formulation contains no artificial ingredients, colors, flavors, additives, stimulants, gluten, casein, wheat, dairy, gliadin, avenin, soy, corn, nuts, yeast, oats, sugar, animal products or preservatives that can rob you of your good health, and is manufactured with a process that does not require the use of lubricants or flow agents assuring the purity of Dr. Bo’s Olive Oil and bypassing the need for any superfluous ingredients.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your physician if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition before beginning supplementation. Information contained in this bulletin is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician. 

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Another Way to Achieve Vibrant Health

ENHANCE the potential of the other three organs of elimination:

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  1. LUNGS –
    • Deep breathing
    • Aerobic exercise
    • Yoga
    • Good posture
  2. SKIN –
    • Dry body brushing
    • Sweating
    • Wearing cotton clothing (natural fibers)
  3. KIDNEYS –
    • Drink plenty of water (6-8 glasses in-between meals, ½ hour before and 1-2 hours after meals; drink at least a total of one gallon each day)

Enjoy life! Be happy!

 

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Accentuate the positive

Another key to achieving and maintaining VIBRANT health? Accentuate the positive:

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  1. Take full spectrum multi-enzymes before meals; chew your food well; eat in a relaxed state
  2. Eat foods according to your blood type
  3. Eat foods whole and unprocessed, using proper food combining
  4. Eat Multi-Superfoods, Super Greens and Super Fruits.
  5. Daily, take ionic trace minerals with electrolytes
  6. Daily, take a food based, multi-vitamin, chelated mineral, herbs and amino acid combinations
  7. Take large doses of Vitamin C in a mineral ascorbate form.
  8. Take Essential Fatty Acids daily (molecularly distilled fish oils, flax seed oil, borage oil.
  9. Take a heart healthy product with L’ Arginine, L’ Citruline, and Taurine daily to maintain superior circulation and cardiovascular health.
  10. Take a product with D’Ribose to restore healthy energy levels in the cells, heart and muscle tissues.
  11. Daily aerobic exercise; walking and swimming are the best
  12. Accentuate positive thoughts; cultivate positive friends
  13. Go to bed by 10PM, if tired
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Cut Down on undesirables

Want vibrant health?  Another step for achieving this is to Cut Down on undesirables:

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  1. Bad Food Habits
  2. Decrease the proportion of acid foods in the diet, such as protein, starches and dairy; diet should be 60% alkaline (fruits and vegetables)
  3. Eliminate all gluten products including wheat, plus dairy/casein and sugar; these products are our #1 cause of allergies due to over consumption
  4. Reduce overeating; especially at dinner, leave the table slightly hungry
  5. Reduce processed foods; dried foods or any chemically altered food with hydrogenated fats. Preferably eliminate all together.
  6. Avoid bad food combining; such as proteins and starches, mixing fruit with other food groups, etc. Have either a fruit meal or a non-starchy vegetable meal (salad and/or cooked veggies)with either a protein, starch or bean/legume but not together.

 

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Program For Vibrant Health

PROGRAM FOR VIBRANT HEALTH has some main components starting with Elimination:

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ELIMINATION through the bowels is the #1 priority

  1. Squat as a posture of elimination (using the Welles Step, Life Step, or step stool)
  2. Daily, squat as an exercise and lie upside down on a slant board, or equivalent,  for at least 30 minutes
  3. Honor the call of nature, cultivate one bowel movement after each meal
  4. Do abdominal and colon exercises and incorporate good posture daily.
  5. Take some Multi-Strain Probiotic with Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Lactobacillus Bifidus in your diet daily. At least one with 10 strains and added Prebiotics.
  6.  Diet should include lots of roughage and fiber (fruits, vegetables and non-gluten grains, quinoa, amaranth, millet and whole grain rice).

 

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9 Ways to Detox Your Skin

Besides what we eat and drink, there are other regular rituals that can be added to a daily or weekly routine to foster healthy skin, says Shannon Dunn.

1. Exercise

Daily exercise keeps the blood flowing, ensuring healthy circulation and assisting the skin to dump toxins through sweat. Brisk walking is a great way to start, or spend 20 minutes each morning on a rebounder. These mini trampolines help to boost circulation while toning internal organs, as well as the skin. Bikram (or hot yoga) is also a great way to accelerate and support the body’s natural detox mechanisms.

2. Enjoy an epsom salt bath

Taking a warm bath, two to three times per week, with half to one cup of epsom salts can help detoxify and soften the skin, all the while relieving stress, soothing muscles and replenishing the body’s stores of magnesium and sulphate.

3. Apple cider vinegar soak

 Add a cup of apple cider vinegar (make sure you find a brand, such as Bragg’s, that includes the ‘Mother’) to your epsom salt bath. This combination helps to draw out toxins through the skin and support the body’s natural detoxification process.

4. Dry body brushing

This simple act of dry brushing before each morning’s shower is a powerful way to stimulate the lymphatic system and boost circulation – both essential for detoxification. Brush in small circles, starting at the soles of your feet, up towards your heart, before continuing from each hand, up the arm toward the heart. When brushing the stomach area, be sure to work in a clockwise position. Always use a natural-bristled brush.

5. Infrared sauna

Infrared saunas are a great way to accelerate detoxification, with toxins flushing out, through sweating, from a cellular level. A mere half-hour session can help to rid the body of congestion and improve circulation while eliminating other toxins, including heavy metals and radioactive nasties. It’s also a great way to improve blood oxygenation.

6. Use food-grade hydrogen peroxide (3%)

Rubbing three per cent food grade hydrogen peroxide on your skin after a shower helps deliver oxygen through the pores. Adding a cup of 35 per cent food-grade hydrogen peroxide to a half-filled bath will also support the body’s detox efforts.

7. Drink herbal teas

Having a selection of specific skin-loving herbal teas at your fingertips is a great way to drink more water, with the benefit of herbs. Organic supermarkets often stock a range of teas specific to detox that also help foster beautiful skin. Dandelion, elderflower, calendula, red clover and goldenseal are just some to keep an eye out for. Try Tinderbox Blood Tonic Tea.

8. Take bentonite clay

Clays have been used for centuries to help ward off illness and detoxify the body internally and externally. Take good-quality bentonite clay internally to flush the system of heavy metals and toxins. It can also be used as a nourishing face mask.

9. Use coconut oil

The best and one of the healthiest ways to moisturise your skin is with cold-pressed extra-virgin coconut oil. Naturally antibacterial and antifungal, coconut oil is a brilliant all-over moisturiser that feeds the skin and body rather than overloading it with petrochemicals and preservatives that are commonly found in mainstream skin care.

Shannon Dunn is a wellness 
writer and eco beauty editor. Email her at shannon@ecobeautyeditor.com

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Dry Brushing Tips from Stevie Dance

Use a natural brush. No synthetics here. Actually, I prefer a copper wool massage brush, as copper is associated with good skin circulation.

Do it twice a day. This is a morning and night exercise to open up your pores before you jump in the shower, done with a dry brush and dry skin.

Brush towards the heart. Use long strokes over the entire body from the feet up, and hit all the spots. Legs front and back, the stomach, butt, and arms.

Keep the pressure firm. Invigorate your skin, but don’t shred it.

Pay attention to the sweet spots. Be sure to get the the inner thigh and under the arms for lymph drainage.

Try rubbing on some coconut oil prior to the brushing. It’s a slightly different version of the dry brushing technique that takes advantage of the healing properties of this good fat.

Cold showers. An added bonus for circulation and digestion that is a basis of Kundalini yoga teachings.

Give it a shot for at least a month. This should be long enough to see if the technique is effective for you.

 

As originally seen on ‘Into The Gloss’

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7 Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing

1. Stimulate Your Lymphatic System

In your body, your lymphatic system is the system responsible for eliminating cellular waste products. Hundreds of miles of lymphatic tubules allow waste to be collected from your tissues and transported to your blood for elimination, a process referred to as lymphatic drainage.

When your lymphatic system is not working properly, waste and toxins can build up and make you sick. Lymphatic congestion is a major factor leading to inflammation and disease. By stimulating your lymphatic system and helping it release toxins, dry skin brushing is a powerful detoxification aid.

2. Exfoliation 

Dry skin brushing removes dead dry skin, improving appearance, clearing your clogged pores, and allowing your skin to “breathe.”

3. Increase Circulation

When you dry brush your skin, it increases circulation to your skin, which encourages the elimination of metabolic waste.

4. Reduce Cellulite

Dry skin brushing may help to soften hard fat deposits below the skin while distributing fat deposits more evenly. This may help to diminish the appearance of cellulite.

Dry brushing is also said to help reduce cellulite by removing toxins that may break down connective tissue, although some believe the effect is temporary (and mostly a result of skin become more plump and swollen after brushing).1 The Huffington Post reported:2

When we’d heard dry skin brushing was an effective method for reducing cellulite, we knew we had to include it in our anti-cellulite road test. Sure enough, it was indeed one of the more successful ways to smooth away less-than-perfect spots on your legs.”

5. Stress Relief

The act of dry brushing has been described as meditative (especially if you do it in a quiet space) and may reduce muscle tension, calm your mind, and relieve stress. Many compare it to a light whole-body massage.

6. Improve Digestion and Kidney Function

Dry skin brushing may go even deeper, helping to support your digestion and organ function. According to one skin care and spa expert:3

“…many naturopathic doctors use dry brushing to help with bloating because massaging the lymph nodes helps the body shed excess water and toxins. One of the immediate effects of dry brushing is smoother skin, but it can also help improve digestion, kidney function, and more.” 

7. It’s Invigorating

Many people become “addicted” to dry skin brushing (in a good way) because it simply feels so good. Along with glowing and tighter skin, regular dry skin brushers report feeling invigorated after a quick session.

 

As seen on: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/02/24/dry-skin-brushing.aspx

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Dry Skin Brushing For Cleansing the Lymphatic System

The first step in cleansing the lymphatic system is to cleanse the colon so that the excess mucoid material backed up in the lymphatic system can be drained out. The second step is to practice dry skin brushing. This is a highly effective technique for stimulating the expulsion of fresh mucoid material, hardened particles or impacted mucoid matter and other obstructions in the lymph system, which will reduce inflammations of the lymph nodes caused by these accumulations. Like the colon, the lymphatic system can contain stagnant accumulations of old waste matter. Once the colon is at least partially cleansed, it takes a few months of daily dry skin brushing to completely cleanse the lymphatic system. Because the gastrointestinal cleansing softens hardened mucoid in the lymphatic system as well as the intestines, performing dry skin brushing concurrently with our gastrointestinal cleansing program improves the dry skin brushing’s effectiveness.

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Lymph Mucoid Waste

It is not uncommon for one’s stools to contain large amounts of lymph mucoid a day or two after an initial skin brushing. The lymph dumps into the colon and this is another reason why it is so important to keep the colon clean. Lymphatic cleansing requires continuous dedication, consumption of sufficient water and daily exercise. The lymph system has no pump to speak of, except the major muscles like the calf muscles to move it along. Therefore, it is also recommended to walk for 30 minutes or more a day to aid in preventing a stagnant build-up of the lymph.

General Apperance

Lymph mucoid will also begin to appear in one’s stool as soon as colon cleansing proceeds far enough to relieve the pressure from the mucoid matter backed up in the lymph system. Its general appearance is like that of petroleum jelly and it may vary in color from clear to yellow or dark brown. Lymph mucoid may have a jelly-like consistency rather than the sticky consistency of the alimentary tract mucoid. It can pass through the colon with little tendency to cause constipation and be expelled before it becomes appreciably dehydrated. When lymph mucoid does get trapped in the colon, it eventually hardens along with the rest of the stagnant material. So, to completely cleanse the lymph system, follow the above recommendations for an extended period of time: Exercise, drink lots of water and practice dry skin brushing.

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Portion Control & Meal Planning

It so important when watching portions to PLAN AHEAD.  Nothing makes for an easier, stress-free change in nutrition then meal planning.

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We recommend on a Sunday to do the following:

  • Create a menu for the week with two options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and maybe a snack or two
  • Make a shopping list TIP: Try using similar ingredients in the alternate meals to save $$$
  • Do your shop and cooking on Sunday and then store each meal in a labeled tupperware or glassware material
  • Not only can you then weigh, cut, and serve proper portions, you will only pack or bring with you exactly what your body needs!

Planning ahead, meal planning and meal packing will do wonders when you are starting out!

 

Image from Sugar-Free mom.

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Dry Skin Brushing – How To Do

Natural Bristle Brush

The brush used should be a long-handled, bath-type brush. It is essential that it contain natural bristles. Synthetic bristles should be strictly avoided. The brush should be kept dry and not used for bathing.

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Instructions

When one performs skin brushing, the body should be dry and brushed several times over every part of the body surface except the feet and face. Do several extra brushes on the inside of the thighs, behind the legs and under the arm pits. Lymphatic node points are in those areas. No back and forth motion, no circular motion, no scrubbing. Brush the whole body with an upward motion except the neck and chest, which should be brushed with a downward motion.

Direction a Key

The direction of skin brushing is critical as the lymph system is made up of one-way valves. The main subclavin vein (main lymph drain) is located at the top of the shoulders, under the clavicle. Brush up the legs into the groin. Brush the buttocks and abdomen up to the waist even with the navel. Brush the arms, sides of the body and arm pits up toward the shoulders. Brush the back up towards the shoulders. Brush down the neck toward the shoulders. Brush the chest down to the navel and finish by circling around the breast by brushing down between the breast, under the breast towards the sides and up under the arms and up into the top of the shoulders. Do this several times. This is the direction that the lymph flows in the body. Dry skin brushing should be performed once or twice a day, preferably just prior to bathing and can also be done just before you go to bed. A complete skin brushing takes no more than a few minutes and is highly stimulating and invigorating. It would take 30 minutes of loofa or Turkish towel massage to get a similar effect. When practiced daily, skin brushing is effective in improving body tone. A few minutes a day is easily worth 30 minutes of vigorous physical exercise!

 

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7 Tips for Controlling Portion Sizes

Its tough to gauge portions accurately when eating – especially when eating out!

But it is SO IMPORTANT that we always keep this a factor.  Here are some tips we found on http://www.Health.com.

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Use these eight tips to get started:

  1. Don’t skip meals
    If you’re starving, you’re more likely to eat an extra-large portion. For most people, the best plan is to eat three well-designed meals and one snack.
  2. Measure and weigh food
    “Measuring and weighing are so critical,” says LuAnn Berry, RD, a certified diabetes educator at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at Passavant.
  3. Know your “rules of thumb”
    Did you know that 3 ounces of lean meat is equivalent to a deck of cards? And 1 cup of breakfast cereal is about the size of a fist?
    This info is crucial, particularly when you need to choose the right portion size quickly.
  4. Serving size vs. portion size
    What’s the difference? It matters.
    Serving sizes per container are listed on the nutrition facts label.
    For example, a small bag of popcorn may say that it contains two servings, so if you’re eating the whole bag—your portion size—you’d have to double the calorie, fat, and carbohydrate information per serving to know how much you’re consuming.
  5. Use portion-control plates
    What are they? These are handy plates with painted lines (or just smaller plates in general) that help measure carbohydrates, proteins, cheese, and sauces.
    (Don’t forget to food combine properly)
  6. Develop good “eating out” habits
    First, fill up your plate with green veggies, and get full on those before eating other food.
    Then, when ordering a meal, ask the server to only put half the meal on your plate and pack the other half to go.
    Finally, keep in mind that restaurants specialize in mega-portions; a 12-ounce steak can contain three to four servings of meat (two to three servings a day are recommended).
  7. Plan your meals
    Write down what you eat, think before you eat, and then eat slowly.

(Source: http://www.health.com)

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Are Your Food Portions Aging You?

We don’t die from a knee injury; we die from organ failure. As a society, we tend to overeat thereby overtaxing our organs, wearing them out and accelerating the aging process. Studies have shown that by eating food as fuel (smaller portions just enough to be active and function) will result in a stronger more youthful body with greater stamina and delays in age related diseases.

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Food Expansion

Since food expands within 30 minutes of eating, it is wise to leave the table slightly hungry in order to allow this expansion to make you feel pleasantly full versus feeling “stuffed” and uncomfortably full. The results of eating with restriction have shown to be anti-aging, so there’s no need to continue searching for the fountain of youth. The formula is easy, eat smart, eat simple by consuming the right foods,  combined correctly and eaten in moderation.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information provided in this publication is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. This information should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

The publisher and the author are not responsible for any goods and/or services offered or referred to in this blog and expressly disclaim all liability in connection with the fulfillment of orders for any such goods or services and any damage, loss or expense to person or property arising out of or relating to them.

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Food Portions

To control your weight, you need to do more than just choose a healthy mix of foods and exercise. You should also look at the kinds of food you eat, eating for your blood type, and food combining properly.
This week we will help you understand how much you need to eat. It also will give you tips on how to control food portions so that you can eat just enough for you. And what over eating can do to your body.
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Perform Your Best with Electrolytes

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Loss of Electrolytes

Electrolytes are the soluble minerals which are found in the body fluids and the blood stream. These minerals are lost through perspiration and other types of fluid loss, and need constant replacement.

When the weather gets hot, most people perspire and experience a corresponding electrolyte loss. If electrolyte levels are allowed to get low, body energy levels also get low, just like a low battery. Replacing lost electrolytes allows energy to return and helps speed energy recovery after a sports workout.

Energy Levels

The human body operates on electrical energies. Electrolytes carry these electrical energies and allow them to work. When electrolyte supplies are low, body systems get run down and sluggish. Maintaining adequate supplies of electrolytes in the body increase potential energy and helps body systems run smoothly.

Proper Balance

Electrolytes are essential to the working body cells and in maintaining a normal acid base (pH) balance in the body. Proper electrolyte balance is essential to maintain proper fluid balance, including fluid pressure within cells and blood pressure. Recent research has indicated that electrolyte deficiencies may play a more important role in the cause of high blood pressure than nutritional excesses.

The main electrolytes are Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium and Chloride. Proper levels of these minerals in the body allow the body to have energy, better muscle and nerve function (including faster stress recovery) and improved function in many other areas.

Summary

Ionic Trace Minerals and Essential Electrolytes are formulated by nature, for greater bio-electric health and body mineral balancing. All natural, soluble, ionic trace minerals and electrolytes also nutritionally aid vitality and overall health. Ionic Trace Minerals and Electrolytes are an absolute key to life.

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The Healthy Sport Drink

We all love the quenching feeling of those fluorescent and tasty sport drinks.  But if you only knew what they actually did you wouldn’t be consuming them…they do NOTHING. Something that packed with sugar can not be good for your body.

We do believe though in replenishing electrolytes and fluids after a workout and through out the day..so here is a #BoApproved sports drink:

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Sport Drinks

Combine all of the ingredients into a water bottle, shake and drink as a pre or post workout drink.

 

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Re-Generating Energy & Optimum Cardio Function

Dr. Bo’s BootUp for recovery, with D-Ribose and L-Carnitine Fumarate (U.S. patent# 4,602,039), is a monumental heart-healthy breakthrough that is the missing link to help the heart and body replenish energy, support muscle recovery, and achieve optimal heart-health. Active lifestyles increase the cell’s demand for energy and BootUp can help stressed cells rebuild the volume of energy substrates needed to maintain a healthy, normal cellular energy pool.

 

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About D-Ribose

The heart is the body’s energy center and needs ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the main source of energy to function. BootUp’s D-Ribose is a unique five carbon monosaccharide that occurs naturally in all living cells, forming the carbohydrate portions of DNA and RNA, the building blocks of life. BootUp’s D-Ribose begins the metabolic process for the production and regeneration of ATP, the power used by all cells and tissues, including heart and skeletal muscles, liver, and brain cells. It is also essential to cellular synthesis of certain vitamins and cofactors, as well as second messenger cell signaling compounds. As a dietary supplement, Ribose has been shown to help supply crucial energy reserves that are needed to preserve cardiovascular health and wellness or for recovery from hypoxic insult, inadequate oxygen supply to the body at the cellular level. Without Ribose the process of energy synthesis grinds to a halt.

About L-Carnitine Fumarate

The primary function of BootUp’s L-Carnitine is to facilitate metabolic energy by the burning of fatty acids. Fatty acids alone cannot penetrate the inner mitochondrial membrane, but require L-Carnitine to affect their passage. A healthy heart, as all muscles, requires an abundant supply of energy to achieve its working capacity. This energy is derived mostly from fatty acids. BootUp’s Fumarate production is an essential step of the Krebs’s cycle, an important metabolic mechanism of energy production that takes place inside every cell. Coupled together, these two powerful SUPERFOODS shuffle fatty acids into the mitochondria, increasing the efficiency of the body’s energy production. This product’s patented combination L-Carnitine Fumarate (U.S. patent #4,602,039) consists of 60% L-Carnitine and 40% Fumaric Acid, both natural substances present in living cells.

Recovery

Under normal conditions, the body is usually able to produce the normal amount of ATP it needs. However, with intense or strenuous exercise, stressful conditions, heart disease, injury, aging, or when your blood or oxygen flow is restricted; the ATP production may naturally decrease by 50% and can cause a significant decrease in muscle energy levels, leading to fatigue, cramping, soreness and stiffness. Studies have shown that it may take three days or more to restore these depleted energy levels and as much as ten days for complete cardiovascular recovery. Supplementing your diet with the ingredients in BootUp has been shown to help hasten energy and muscle recovery.

Highest Quality

Dr. Bo’s BootUp’s ingredients are of the highest quality, their benefits are numerous and they are formulated using Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in our ultra modern manufacturing facilities. This formulation contain no artificial ingredients, colors, flavors, additives, stimulants, casein, gluten, gliadin, avenin, wheat, soy, corn, nuts, animal products, or preservatives that can rob you of your good health.

Benefits of the ingredients in BootUp have been shown to be helpful in:

  • Promoting cellular energy and endurance
  • Protecting against free-radical damage
  • Boosting heart and muscle energy levels
  • Supplying protection of antioxidants
  • Promoting cardiac health
  • Speeding energy and muscle recovery
  • Supporting normal heart function
  • Relieving muscle soreness, cramping, and fatigue
  • Improving athletic performance
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Recommended Workouts

Being physically active is key to top health.  But hoe do you get started and what should you do? According to the American Heart Association they suggest the following:

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Cardiorespiratory Exercise

  • Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.
  • Exercise recommendations can be met through 30-60 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise (five days per week) or 20-60 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise (three days per week).
  • One continuous session and multiple shorter sessions (of at least 10 minutes) are both acceptable to accumulate desired amount of daily exercise.
  • Gradual progression of exercise time, frequency and intensity is recommended for best adherence and least injury risk.
  • People unable to meet these minimums can still benefit from some activity.

Resistance Exercise

  • Adults should train each major muscle group two or three days each week using a variety of exercises and equipment.
  • Very light or light intensity is best for older persons or previously sedentary adults starting exercise.
  • Two to four sets of each exercise will help adults improve strength and power.
  • For each exercise, 8-12 repetitions improve strength and power, 10-15 repetitions improve strength in middle-age and older persons starting exercise, and 15-20 repetitions improve muscular endurance.
  • Adults should wait at least 48 hours between resistance training sessions.

Flexibility Exercise

  • Adults should do flexibility exercises at least two or three days each week to improve range of motion.
  • Each stretch should be held for 10-30 seconds to the point of tightness or slight discomfort.
  • Repeat each stretch two to four times, accumulating 60 seconds per stretch.
  • Static, dynamic, ballistic and PNF stretches are all effective.
  • Flexibility exercise is most effective when the muscle is warm. Try light aerobic activity or a hot bath to warm the muscles before stretching.

Neuromotor Exercise

  • Neuromotor exercise (sometimes called “functional fitness training”) is recommended for two or three days per week.
  • Exercises should involve motor skills (balance, agility, coordination and gait), proprioceptive exercise training and multifaceted activities (tai ji and yoga) to improve physical function and prevent falls in older adults.
  • 20-30 minutes per day is appropriate for neuromotor exercise.

Now get up and get moving!

Info found on: http://www.acsm.org/about-acsm/media-room/news-releases/2011/08/01/acsm-issues-new-recommendations-on-quantity-and-quality-of-exercise

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Working Out

We are big believers over here at Dr.Bo about how moving, exercising and staying in shape is also a priority next to proper diet and nutrition.  Working your body isn’t just about the waistline, though it doesn’t hurt – it is about keeping your body young and resilient.

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We all are busy, we all have ailments, we all have injuries, we all have things that get in the way of making exercise apart of your life.  We believe in moderation and balance above all and carving out a minimum of 20 minutes a day will make all the difference in the world for that ONLY body we have in this lifetime.

This week we will go over some simple ideas for staying in shape and being active, some natural remedies for boosting energy and other ways to track progress and reach goals while working out!

 

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Rose Water Fruit Skewers

A simple, beautiful and floral refresher!

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Serves: 12-16 skewers

INGREDIENTS

Assorted fruits that are right for your blood type –make up your own blood type combo – an “ALL” recipe (good for everyone) is below.

  • 3 Plums
  • 3 Figs
  • 1 Pineapple
  • 1 bunch Berries
  • 1 bunch Mint Leaves (Optional)
  • 1/4 cup Rose Water*
  • 1 tsp. Agave or Raw Honey 1/4 tsp. Dr. Bo’s Stevia or to taste
  • 12-16, 6 inch or 8 inch Skewers

PREPARATION

Cut all the fruits into bite-size pieces except berries unless it’s a large strawberry. In the same order on all skewers place the fruits with a mint leaf in between each of them. Mix your rose water with the sweetener of your choice well. Then drizzle over the chilled fruit skewers.

*Rose Water can be purchased at most Persian or Armenian markets or some of the specialty food stores.

COMBINATION

Best eaten alone but combines fairly well with acid fruit.

Does not combine well with all vegetables, starches, grains, pulses (beans and legumes), proteins or sweet fruit


Health Tips:

Plum: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A and Vitamin K, and a very good source of Vitamin C.

Figs: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber.

Pineapple: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin B6 and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin C and Manganese.

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Roasted Onions

Onions come in ALL shapes and sizes and flavor profiles – ESPECIALLY in the spring…try this roasted onion recipe for a perfect, flavorful side:

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INGREDIENTS

SERVINGS: 2

  • 2 large Vidalia onions, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons Earth Balance Margarine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Dr. Bo’s Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • Bragg Liquid aminos, to taste

PREPARATION:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut onions in half and lay on end in a small baking dish. Be sure not to cut off root end.

In a small saucepan, melt the Earth Balance with lemon juice. Stir in mustard. Spread half the mixture over the cut surface of the onions.

Pour enough chicken broth in the pan to come halfway up the side of the onions. Bake 30 minutes.

Drizzle liquid aminos over onions. Add more broth if needed to come back up the side of the onions and bake 30 minutes more.

Finally, preheat broiler. Spread remaining mustard mixture on the cut surface and broil until onions brown and broth thickens. Serve broth over onions


COMBINATION

Combines well with all food groups except melons and fruits.


HEALTH TIPS:

Onions: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin C.

Bragg Liquid Aminos: Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans, that contains the following Essential and Non-essential Amino Acids in naturally occurring amounts

Earth Balance: It is plant-based, vegan, made without artificial ingredients or hydrogenated oils, and is free of gluten, lactose and eggs.

Dr. Bo’s Dijon Mustard: This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol.

 

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Fresh Fennel Slaw

This side will marry spring time flavors with subtle pastels and bright flavors – a perfect Easter Dinner side dish.

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Fresh Fennel Slaw

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Fennel bulbs
  • 2-3 Lemons
  • 2 tsp. Fennel seeds
  • ¼ cup fennel fronds chopped
  • Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt

PREPARATION

Take the fennel bulbs and cut off the dill stems (you can save these for something else), cut in half length-wise and then cut out the hearts with a mandolin or the benriner (one of my favorite kitchen tools). You want to carefully cut these very thin and place in a bowl.

Squeeze the juice of 2-3 lemons over the fennel and toss together.

Then do a rough chop of the Italian parsley and toss together again, add salt to taste.

COMBINATION

Combines well with all food groups except fruit.

 

 

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Thyme Rabbit

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Thyme Rabbit

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Serves: 4

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Ingredients:

  • 2½ lbs. Rabbit Meat
  • ¼ cup Soy Flour or Almond Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Dr. Bo’s Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)
  • 1 cup Red Wine, or Beef Stock
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Thyme
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dr. Bo’s Dijon Mustard
  • Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
  • Chili Powder to taste
  • 4 Thyme branches and/or 4 sprigs of Rosemary
  • 1 Lemon, zested

Preparation:

Cut rabbit into 8 serving pieces.

Put the flour in a plastic bag and season with salt and chili powder. Drop one piece of rabbit at a time into the bag and shake to coat well. Tap off excess flour and after all are coated discard remaining flour.

Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large heavy casserole. Add the rabbit pieces and cook 6 minutes on each side until evenly browned. Add the wine or beef stock and bring to boil for 1 minute. Add chicken broth, herbs and garlic and simmer gently covered for one hour.

When done, transfer pieces to warm plates. Reduce remaining liquid with mustard. Adjust seasonings and spoon over meat. Garnish with thyme and/or rosemary sprigs and lemon zest.

Combination:

  • Combines well with sea and non-starchy vegetables, non-starchy pulses (beans & legumes).
  • Does not combine well with melons, fruit, starchy vegetables and starchy pulses.

 Health Tips:

Rabbit: ·

  • Rabbit meat is all white meat.
  • Rabbit has 795 calories per pound. Compare: chicken at 810, veal at 840, turkey at 1190, lamb at 1420, beef at 1440 and pork at 2050.
  • Rabbit has the highest percentage of protein.
  • Rabbit has a lower percentage of fat than chicken, turkey, beef, or pork with unsaturated fatty acids at 63% of the total fatty acids.
  • The cholesterol level in rabbit meat is much lower than chicken, turkey, beef, pork.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture has stated that domestic rabbit meat is the most nutritious meat known to man.
  • Research shows that rabbit meat has been recommended for special diets such as for heart disease patients, diets for the elderly, low sodium diets, and weight reduction diets.
  • Because it is easily digested, it has been recommended by doctors for patients who have trouble eating other meats.
  • Rabbit meat compares very favorably to veal.
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Celebrity Cleanses

CELEBRITY CLEANSES

Recently I have had many requests to know the details of the cleansing programs my celebrity clientele do. Most recently the cleanse Jenny McCarthy is doing. I will try and answer those questions now. It will be a little lengthy, but I don’t know any other way to do this.

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Wagner Way to Wellness

First of all it not just a cleansing but an ongoing life style that gives them their successes. It is even more important what they do every day after the cleanse that gives them their long term wins. They follow my 7 step lifestyle program called The Wagner Way to Wellness. It entails proper attitude and desire to be healthy, exercise, proper hydration, eating healthy foods according to my list of  smart food choices, combining these foods correctly, taking the correct supplements needed to assimilate and utilize your smart food choices and having an ongoing maintenance and cleansing  program for the entire body.

You can learn more about this program on my website www.drbo.com under services and nutritional counseling and also from my books Eat Smart Eat Simple, and the recipes they use from my Cook Smart Cook Simple cookbook, my Guide to Smart Food Choices and my Smart Food Combining Charts.

Magic Pak

Regarding cleansing, it is in important to do programs that cleanse the total body. You must not only cleanse the bowels, but also the alimentary canal, the lymphatic system, cardiovascular system and flush all the organs. My clients always start with the Magic Pak. It is a 10 day total body detox and 30 day colon cleanse. It is comprised of three products, Body Magic, Fiber Magic and Colon Magic, which are met to be done together. They are all fine products that can be done individually but for cleansing purposes should be done together.

This is a basic cleanse that can be done as often as you desire. Most of my clients do the Fiber and Colon Magic ongoing and insert the Body Magic 10 day detox when needed. I recommend quarterly like an oil change for your car.

Total Body Wellness

Once or twice a year they follow the Magic Pak with my Total Body Wellness (TBW) program, which is a complete detoxification and rejuvenation program. This is a 28 day deep cleansing program, so with the Magic Pak it is a 38 day program. This is what Jenny  and many others are currently doing. And they repeat this every year. This is what keeps their health at a very high level of wellness. They have been doing this for many years.

The TBW is four one week phases. The first week of the TBW they do not consume any solid food but do a liquid diet of 5 shakes and 6 sets of herbs every hour and a half that is much more nourishing then solid food. They do not get hungry and are able to continue their work. My clients are filming, playing their professional sports or any and all other occupations. You will be detoxifying and may have some aches and pains but they are able to manage. This is a good thing. This is the body repairing itself. Each time you do the program it gets easier providing you are following the lifestyle plan between cleanses. If you go back to your old habits it will be harder but that is up to each individual how they want to live their life. Regardless, it is important to annually cleanse. To help rid the body of accumulated toxins and poisons and to achieve ultimate good health.

The second week they reduce the shakes to two daily, one AM and one PM and add back in food slowly. First they add breakfast and dinner and by the middle of the week breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The third week they continue that schedule but add in liquid herbal tinctures and a health drink to flush the kidney, bladder, liver and gall bladder of stones, toxins and poisons and eliminate lymphatic waste, fatty deposits, uric acid and parasites.

The fourth week they continue their daily schedule and add in other supplements and herbal tinctures to rejuvenate their bodies. They are brand new when they finish this program. Usually they feel fantastic, have great energy, and feel very youthful. Also their blood pressure and cholesterol levels are perfect and all other vital signs too. They now return to their normal healthy lifestyle.

This program really does work. Jenny and my other clients wouldn’t do this every year and sometimes twice a year if it did not work. But this is a serious cleanse. You have to be serious about doing this program. The Magic Pak is simple and does not interfere with your life in any way. The TBW is more involved, but very doable, but definitely takes more dedication. Plus it is more expensive.

Total Body Flush

If you did not want to do the TBW you could always do my Total Body Flush program. It is still four weeks long but much easier to do. It comprises of just the products to flush all your organs and lymphatic system. Everyone should do at least this program every year, so your organs can work effectively to filter your body. Some clients just do the Magic Pak and Total Body Flush. But if you want the deep cleansing Jenny and others are doing, then you must do the TBW program.

Therapy

If you do the TBW you must be willing to do colon hydro-therapy (colonics). It is necessary to help cleanse the body of the large amount of waste that is eliminated. I have clients worldwide doing this program with a local therapist. So it can be done anywhere. The Magic Pak and Total Body Flush can be done with or without colonics. It is always better to do the programs with them but these programs also works very well without them.

Ordering

I offer the Magic Pak on my site and this is always what we start with. If you want the other programs email me for more info at info@drbo.com or to order call my office at 1-877-910-drbo. Jenny has asked me to make the TBW program available on line and in the very near future I will do so.

Consultations

I will follow this blog tomorrow with a breakdown first of the Magic Pak and a second blog breaking down the TBW. I hope this gives you a little more insight to what Jenny and my other clients are doing. If you want to learn the whole life style I recommend you doing a phone or in person consultation with me. This is what I usually do with all my clients. This way I learn all about you and I can explain in depth my philosophies and programs. It is a two hour consult and you will learn a tremendous amount of valuable information on achieving Total Body Wellness. Those two hours alone can change your life. I am not trying to hustle more business for I am very busy but Jenny and other clients have asked me to make myself available for those who are interested. I would love to speak with you. If you want a consult, please be patient for I have a very busy schedule but will make room to speak or see you. Thanks so much for your interest and hope you enjoy the products and programs.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Bo

The statements in this blog are not evaluated by the FDA. These statements or products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

Fiber Filled Guacamole Delight

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Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ripe avocados, preferably Haas, halved, seeded and peeled (save pits)
  • 1/2 tsp. Celtic or Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1/4 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced or 1/2-1 serrano chilies, stems and seeds removed, minced
  • 4 Tbsps. of Dr. Bo’s Tomato Alternative
  • 1 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Optional: ½ cup of Dr. Bo’s Coconut Sour Cream

PREPARATION

Combine the onions, cilantro, jalapeños or chilies, garlic, cumin, cayenne and salt to a large mixing bowl. Pour the lime juice over the mix. Using a sturdy fork, a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, muddle the ingredients until well combined and slightly crushed. Set this aside for about 5 minutes.

In a separate small bowl mix together the tomato alternative and water into a paste.

In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. After all of the avocados have been coated, drained, and reserve the lime juice.

Using a potato masher add the onion, cilantro, jalapeños or chilies, garlic, cumin, cayenne and salt mixture to the bowl of avocado and mash. Then add the tomato paste and mix all together. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and stick the pits in to keep it from browning (remove pits before serving) or cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation from the air reaching it. Refrigerate until ready.
Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with baked corn chips (type A only) or Dr. Bo’s rice tortilla chips, salsas or quesadillas. Optional: Top with the coconut sour cream.