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Week 4: June 22 through June 28 – modified S.O.S. Free Plan

Week 4: June 22 through June 28 – modified S.O.S. Free Plan

Still eatings lots of Puffed Corn and I am having small amounts of products with salt and oil, but not to excess. The items with oil are from the food demos I do, so I am not personally purchasing anything with oil in it. My future plan is to try and keep the consumption of products with salt and oil to very minimal amount overall in my daily consumption. As for sugar, I do not consume any products with cane sugar and very minimal with maple syrup, as use mostly coconut crystals/nectar and stevia.

It was an accomplishment to not eat anything at all with oil, salt, sugar and overt fats for 31 days and honestly, when I started, did not know if I will be able to see it through to the end, as I had products around that fell into those categories and could have “caved in,” at any moment, but wanted to stay true to myself, stay strong with my conviction and know I could do it. I did not have anyone around to motivate me, but myself, so have to self-motivate, self-support and find other things could snack on when got hungry that stayed in line with the program was adhering to.

If anyone decides to embark on a change in their life of any kind, it is good to have other around to motivate/support you and definitely seek advise from a medical professional if this is related to your health and have a pre-existing condition because as much as it would be great to just stop taking a medication, etc there can be a more deleterious/negative affect on the body by doing so. As the saying goes, “slow and steady wins the race,” and in this case it would definitely be so. One thing (of many) I was blessed with in life by G-d, is the ability to persevere and align my mind to do something and stick with it, like I have done previously with various types of fasts and cleansing regimens that have documented on this blog.

Wishing you endless blessing & success in your journey to superior health & wellness!

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Check out my latest video review for Solely – Fruit Jerky

I plan to write in the coming months on this blog, starting end of April, G-d willing, as I am going to try a new “food program” experiment for a few months to see what results I get and of course, it will still be 100 percent vegan. I have previously embarked on coconut water cleanses, water fasts and dry fasting and shared my insights and experiences from doing them on this blog and you can find some of those here:

42 day coconut water cleanse I started in December 2009 – this is how I started my blog:

Other cleansing/fasting experiences:

Here is the latest video reveiw and 4 other recent ones for you to check out.

Solely – Fruit Jerky

Others you may like to watch

Date Lady – Part 2: Chocolate Spread

Crispy Green: Freeze-Dried Fruit Snacks

Foods Alive – Raw Food Superfood Part 13: Recipe with Seeds – Let’s Get “Cheesy”

Foods Alive – Raw Food Superfood Part 12: Seeds – Introduction & Recipe Ideas

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From the Kitchen @ Hippocrates Health Institute – The best natural energy

From the Kitchen @ Hippocrates Health Institute – The best natural energy

People have consumed juices since the beginning of modern civilization. Fresh, raw juices are the best way to acquire needed nutrients in their most digestible form. Energy, strength, cleansing, healing, hydration, and the building and maintenance of the electrolyte system—as well as the renal (kidney) and respiratory systems, the two fluid-based systems of the body—are the main benefits of the consumption of these enzyme-rich liquids.

Ingredients/produce recommended to use in your juices and salads for their nutritional benefits.

Brussels sprouts – Contains protein that helps generate insulin, thereby improving pancreatic function and combating digestive disorders.

Cucumber – Benefits respiratory, renal, joint, and ligament functioning. Increases dermal elasticity.

Cauliflower – Improves the functioning of skeletal, digestive, and elimination systems.

Celery – Facilitates dermal detoxification and circulation. Reduces uric acid. Improves electrolyte function. Detoxifies the system of the effects of nicotine and caffeine. Promotes dermal flexibility. Provides organic sodium.

Daikon radish – Acts as a blood thinner. Maintains electromagnetic functioning of the solar plexus.

Dandelion – Creates red blood cells. Strengthens gums and teeth. Assists healthy bone development (skeletal and dental).

Endive – Improves vision and reduces the potential for and the severity of cataracts. Creates strong ventricular tissue.

Horseradish – Consumed in small amounts, removes excess mucous. Diuretic. Helps to counteract colds and flu.

Iris Flower – Builds ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Strengthens joints and improves membrane development.

Jerusalem Artichoke – Stabilizes blood sugar disorders. Generates energy.

Lily Flower – Builds capillaries. Strengthens vision and hearing. Assists the H cell development of the immune system.

Leek – Anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic. Prevents ulcers and inhibits parasites.

Lettuce – A subtle aphrodisiac and mood enhancer. Helps restore hair and skin.

Nasturtium – Builds the immune system, fighter cells, and eosinophils. Purifies the lymphatic system and the bloodstream.

Parsley – Minimizes the pain of menstrual cramps. Fights coronary disease, cataracts, conjunctivitis, and glaucoma. Improves vision, cardiovascular functioning, and blood count.

Pepper (ripe red, yellow, purple) – Reduces bloating, flatulence, colitis, and colic. Rich in vitamin C. Strengthens metabolism, specifically of the heart, and reduces the risk of microbial infection.

Potato (white) – High mineral content, especially potassium, assists renal and cardiovascular function. Effective against arthritic and osteoporotic conditions.

Sauerkraut (raw) – Improves dermal elasticity and appearance. Cleanses and builds the digestive organs. Enhances the probiotics in the gastrointestinal tract, which in turn strengthen immune cells.

Sorrel – Enhances healthy skeletal and dermal development. Creates greater bone density in the lower extremities.

Spinach – Prevents anemia, convulsions, neuronal disorders, and adrenal dysfunction. Builds red blood cells to cleanse the liver, thereby improving immune function.

String bean (green, purple, yellow) – Regulates blood sugar (in both diabetes and hypoglycemia) by insulin stimulation. Develops proteinase (protein-digesting enzymes).

Tomato – Contains minimal amounts of lycopene. Although it is effective in the reduction of prostate, breast, and colon cancers, and in combating hepatitis A, B, and C, it is less effective than tomato seed sprout juice. Detoxifies the liver and gall bladder.

Turnip Greens – Consumed in small quantities, builds bones, facilitates digestion, prevents colon polyps and hemorrhoids.

Violet Flower – Consumed in small quantities, stimulates the spleen and assists in the production of healthy red blood cells, fingernails, and toenails.

Watercress – Consumed in small amounts, increases hemoglobin to prevent anemia and chronic low blood pressure. Strengthens joints, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. Helps to reduce tumors by improving circulation.

Yellow squash – Packed with bone-building minerals. Acts as a diuretic and relieves constipation.

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Q & A Series: People, Products and The Health of Our Planet – Interview with Marco Ramirez; Sales Manager of Living Clay Company

My Comments:. I found this company at Expo West 2015 in Anaheim, CA. I spoke with a woman, Cindy P. who was helping out in the booth and she was very knowledgeable on the Living Clay and has been using it for her own health challenges, with very successful results. I decided that I wanted to try it out myself, along with some of their other products. I contacted the company and they were amenable to sending me samples to review. Check out below for the link to my youtube channel where I will have 2 videos posted: an introduction to Living Clay and my review.

For the twenty-fifth interview, I have the pleasure of introducing you to
Marco Ramirez, Sales Manager of The Living Clay Company in business since 2008.

Question #1: Tell me briefly about yourself and why you decided to get involved in the “health” industry?

After being an acid indigestion sufferer for years and not finding any relief with traditional medications, I was introduced to clay. After taking my first swing of clay, I had the best burp of my life feeling instant relief and my life was changed! I also used to have really bad back acne, probably for the same reasons I was suffering from the acid indigestion, but I noticed that after taking clay for about a week, my skin completely cleared up without actually putting any clay on my back! This was my “come to clay moment”. After learning more about clay and realizing the power of balancing and detoxing the body, I was hooked and I made it a personal mission to help spread the word of this amazing natural substance. Six years later, I’m now the Sales Manager for the company.

I asked Marco to expand a bit more on when he started using the clay and what protocol he used at first and what he does know. This overlaps some with the information above.

I have been drinking clay since 2009, almost every day. It’s the first thing I drink every morning when I get up. I don’t really measure any more, I just take a swig from the bottle until I feel I’ve had enough. I was introduced to clay because I was a 24/7 acid indigestion sufferer. At the same time I was suffering from the indigestion, I used to get really bad back acne, probably for the same reasons I was getting the acid reflux, poor diet, stress, etc. I took my first sip and about 5 seconds later, I had the most glorious burp of my life! After taking the clay consistently for the first 3-4 days, my back completely cleared up without actually putting anything on my skin. And this was my “ah ha” moment. Once I was able to achieve balance in my gut, the rest of my body started to follow suit. Since then, I’ve taken clay pretty consistently, usually consisting of one dose of the Liquid Clay (about 2oz). Every now and then when I feel that I may be getting out of balance or overly acidic, I’ll get on our recommended protocol which is 2oz of liquid in the morning, 2oz at night, for a two week period. Once I’ve gone through these “focused detoxes”, I’ll switch back to taking a single serving a day. I’ve really just learned to listen to my body to determine how often and how much clay I should be taking. There’s really no wrong way to use clay. Just get it in you and on you and you’ll start to see and feel the difference.

Question #2: If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to take only 5 items with you (they can be food, books or specific products that are all health-related), what would they be and why?

1) Living Clay Detox Clay Powder – to mix into a cleansing clay mask for application on any external skin irritation (bug bites, cuts, scrapes, sun burn, etc.) or for mixing into Liquid Clay for internal detox in case anything I ate on the island happened to be toxic to my body. This would be my go-to First Aid kit!
2) A knife – for hunting, spearing, or to form other tools I may need.
3) A water filtering canteen – to help purify my drinking water.
4) A net – finding food may be hard, but being able to catch fish out of the water could be a life saver!
5) A surfboard – if I’m going to be stranded on an island I may as well enjoy it!

Question #3: What one message do you want to share with the people of this world that is crucial for their ultimate well-being and longevity?

Be kind, be happy, and be positive! The universe will take care of everything else.

Questions #4: If someone could afford to purchase only one product at this moment to start their journey towards better health (food or health-related), what would you recommend and why?

Detox Clay Powder – can be mixed for internal and external use. As they say, all health begins in the gut. By taking the clay internally, clay can help cleanse the intestinal tract and promote balance. Once this is achieved, the rest of the body will follow suit. By using clay externally, you can help pull toxins through the pores of the skin and help the body’s natural process of elimination. If you can balance a body and get the toxins out of the system, a balanced, detoxed body is better at healing itself!

Question #5: Tell me more about your business/company and/or products you offer to the public to help them achieve optimal health and well-being.

We began The Living Clay Co. with a basic mission: To educate the world on the vast benefits of Calcium Bentonite – Living Clay®, and a simple vision: To provide the highest quality clay-based products to enhance our customers’ quality of life. We take the word “quality” very seriously and have set ourselves apart from our few competitors in several key ways. We are the first source manufacturer of human-use Bentonite to have publicly published our product’s Quality Control Specifications on our website. And, in keeping the consumer’s value of product integrity foremost in our minds, we integrated selective processes extending from the mining and milling of our Bentonite clay in its pure and unprocessed form (e.g., non-heat purified or irradiated) through to its packaging and formulation procedures. For too long, other companies had been sourcing industrial-grade clays, processing them by means that limited their effectiveness, and then selling them as Dietary Supplements. In keeping with our education-first mission, we have worked to bring Bentonite Clay into the world-wide conversation regarding health and wellness. The Living Clay Co. is proud to offer the finest quality natural clay skin care products for our customers who are looking for a way to use fewer toxic chemicals in their skincare routine and detox naturally, inside and out.

Question #6: What are your hopes/aspirations/dreams for the future health of the people and the planet?

That we are all one. Not only with each other, but also with the planet we live on. If we want to see a healthy change, we must start treating each other, and the world we live on, like we would treat ourselves.

Question #7: Who is your greatest hero and why?

Mother Nature, because everything we have is because of her. All the many gifts we receive, even life itself, is given by her. In the words of the great Alex Trebek, “If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you.”

Some additional questions I asked Marco:

Can I use the Face & Body Scrub daily?

To answer your question about Face & Body Scrub, yes, it can absolutely be used daily. The scrub is different than the Cleansing Clay Mask in that it is designed to be more of your daily cleanser where the mask is more for the deep pore treatment a couple of times a week. The scrub is applied for maybe 2-3 minutes and then rinsed off immediately where the mask is to be left on 20-30 min or until dried completely, then rinsed off. How often you can use either of these really depends on your skin type. If you have oilier skin, you may be able to use them more often. Drier skin types
might space uses out a bit or use a great natural moisturizer like our Rejuvenation Face Cream after application of either Face & Body Scrub or Cleansing Clay Mask.

How long before or after eating is best to consume the liquid clay so have on an empty stomach?

It really depends on what you’re using it for. If you’re using clay for detox and cleansing purposes, it’s best to take it on an empty stomach. It’s a lot easier to wash the car when you’re not driving it through the mud at the same time. It’s possible, but you’re cleanse might not be as effective when taking clay with food. However, if you are taking clay for it’s alkalizing ability, then taking it with food may be the suggestion. For example, if I’m going to go out and eat hot wings, a food that usually would give me acid reflux, I preface that meal with clay to help balance the over-acidity I might experience. But on a simpler note, waiting to take the clay about 30-45 before or after a meal is usually the most effective way to take clay internally. There’s no wrong way to take clay, there’s just more effective ways to take it.

For more information about this company and all the products they sell, go to:

Also check out the videos of their products on my youtube channel:
I have 2 reviews, one will be an introductin to living clay and the second will be my review/results from using the products.

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Check out the latest videos on my YouTube channel:

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Books I mentioned in this video:

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Cleansing/Fasting I mentioned in this video:

You can read about my fasting/cleansing experiences on my blog. Here is the link with a day-to-day journal about my 42 day coconut water cleanse I started in December 2009.

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I also have a post on my coconut water cleanse using a combination of two different coconut water – the first one, raw and organic (Harmless Harvest coconut water) and the second one, pasteurized (O.N.E. coconut water) There are some interesting results I had by using both of them.

Here is the link:
My chewing bliss experiences:
Dry fasting experiment/experiences:
Water fasting experiment/experiences:
My review of Swayze Foster’s book:
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My Experiences Using Baiden Mitten – eighth time

Friday February 15, 2013 – eighth time using Baiden Mitten

Since using the Baiden Mitten, I know that I will continue to use this product long after I stop writing and sharing my experiences with the public. I am not doing this simply to promote this great product, but to see the results for myself. As I have stated earlier, I test a product that I believe is worth my time and effort; based on my high standards for integrity, health, environmental consciousness and sustainability. I do not take this lightly and will never ever give in to compromise myself or my principles. I am not about ‘selling’ a product to you to make money. I am about providing you with honest, real and true information/results based on my actually using/consuming the product and not just from a “pretty face” of a model, athlete or entertainer who because of their name can get massive amounts of people to buy the product they are touting to the public (a lot of times they don’t know anything about the product or have ever used it themselves). I want you to buy the product because it has some benefit to you for your health/wellness and doesn’t have any chemicals, preservatives or toxic ingredients that will harm you in the long run.

The majority of products, even in the “health food world” are actually not healthy for you and ought to be avoided, especially with body care products. Such as if the brand name of the product includes the word “organic(s),” as part of its name, it does not mean that the product is actually organic. You MUST read the ingredients on the label. If you don’t know what something is, then either don’t buy or or write it down and look it up on the internet. If you had me in your home (I am available for personal coaching/teaching and can travel to your home – you can contact me through commenting to this blog post for more details), I could look at all your household, food products, etc and tell you in seconds whether it is truly good for you to use or not. I have been studying this information for many years and consider myself a self-taught expert.

I am continually searching/researching for what is available (in stores, on the internet, etc). First, I look into the product thoroughly and read everything I can about it from a brochure, website, etc. Second, I contact the company if I have any other questions, comments or concerns before I inquire to test the product myself (as I stated above, it has to meet my high standards before I consider using it). Third, I give myself ample time to use the product to see what results I get. Lastly, I can share my experiences, insights and thoughts with the public about the product I used (including constructive criticism).

I am still seeing lots of fragments come off my body when rubbing my skin with the Baiden Mitten. I know that by continually/consistently using it my skin will get softer, smoother and healthier. It is great to discover products like this that have amazing benefits and take very little time and effort to see results.

This is my last update on my use of Baiden Mitten. I hope by now you have enough information from my own experiences to go to the website (link is below) and purchase this great natural product. If you have any other comments/questions, you are welcome to email a comment to the blog post or contact the company directly.

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

For more info and to purchase this great product, check out the links below:



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My Experiences Using Baiden Mitten – Seventh Time

Friday February 8, 2013 – seventh time using Baiden Mitten

I continue to see a substantial amount of dead skin being ‘shed’ when I use the Baiden Mitten. I am noticing this all over my body, expect for my face. I love the tingling affect after rubbing my skin and continue to see more of the pinkish hue (means better circulation) which remains visible for a short amount of time. Overall I am thrilled with the change in my skin. I am still noticing some dryness on my lower legs (but they do still feel smooth) and the bottoms of my feet are still cracked and dry (I do use the mitten on it, but I believe it is a time factor because it is a deeper issue).

You would think that after using this product this many times that it would not happen. The body is continually getting rid of/replacing old cells with new ones and especially the skin (don’t forget, it is your largest organ). This mitten helps the process, but this doesn’t mean that I will stop noticing the skin fragments coming off as time passes. I can’t answer that because it is actually only used this product for a short time.

Some people look for the ‘magic pill’ and want instant results. The more years to your life the longer it takes to remove the excess/toxic buildup in the body. The best option is to do things gradually and progressively to have long-lasting and long-term results. If you want FAST results, they will be less likely to sustain you for an extended period of time. I believe that taking baby/slow steps are better. To relate this to Baiden Mitten, it is only used once a week to allow the skin to adjust to it – more often isn’t better. You can actually have a severe skin reaction if you decide to use it multiple times in the week. Then you may have to ease off and not use it again for a while.

Receiving instructions for using a product/treatment, etc has an important purpose. The person/company who is giving you this information, has either used the product themselves or has had it tested in a lab or by groups of people before putting it on the market. They know how you can achieve the best results based on their previous experiences.

I feel the same way when it comes to recommendations for health – such as in the area of cleansing/fasting which I have extensive personal experiences in. I have written in great detail in my blog on this subject (I started my blog in December 2009 as a result of doing a 42 day coconut water cleanse – I am not suggesting that you do an extensive plan like this ever and ought to be under supervision if you do so) and am available to counsel others if they would like to have a personalized program created for them. Please sent me a comment to this blog post if you would like more detailed information.

Stay tuned for more insights and results next week!

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

For more info and to purchase this great product, check out the links below:



Regular price: 48.97, Sale price: 29.38 and free shipping

Click on this link:

This offer will be valid until the end of 19th.

You have to enter VibrantLiving (one word) and click Apply Coupon button to receive the discount.

General info home page:

Story of the Baiden Mitten:

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

How to use the Baiden Mitten:

Favorite tips :

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