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The Science Behind Morning Sickness

    We are posting, or I should saying re-posting these youtubes today as a gesture to Kate Middleton. As you know she is pregnant and suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum which is an extreme condition of persistent nausea and vomiting occur during pregnancy. Of course this can lead to dehydration. According to the Cleveland Clinic, not just Ray Peat PhD and Dr. John Lee MD, “The condition might be caused by rapidly rising serum levels of hormones such as HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) and estrogen.” There are many things one can and should do prior to be pregnant, but also can do while pregnant. The key is upregulating metabolism to allow the body to detoxify estrogen, instead of causing its recirculation. This is not another “DIE-t” but a guide (FREE download) in helping you define exactly what you need to support yourself nutritionally, increase energy and live the life you … Continue Reading

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Coconut Mayonnaise

Coconut mayonnaise is a great alternative to conventional mayonnaise loaded with harmful PUFA’s. Keep in mind, tt will harden in the refrigerator. When using it be sure to remove it from the refrigerator for softening prior to use. If coconut oil is not available, increase extra-virgin olive oil from 1/2 cup to a full 1 cup.   Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut oil-melted 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 whole egg, room temperature 2 egg yolks, room temperature 1 T mustard 1 T fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp. pure sea salt or Morton’s Pickling Salt Dash of paprika powder Directions: 1. Mix both coconut oil and extra-virgin olive oil together in a measuring cup for easy pouring. 2. Mix the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl or a kitchen aid and beat together with a whisk. Please don’t use a food processor or blender because the metal blades tend to give … Continue Reading

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Who Qualified The Term “Organic”

Who Qualified The Term “Organic” In our world today there are so many fads….stainless steal water bottles, finger toed shoes, to our clothing and to what we drive. One of the largest “fads” that has taken over our world is the use of the term “organic” food. My goal of this blog is not to give you a history of organic food, what it is, soil health and how organic food is for you. My purpose is for you to understand that maybe what you are buying and eating, may not be so “organic” as you think:) What am I talking about…..Carrageenan! I first learned about this from the man, myth and legend Ray Peat PhD. First off, it seems the more and more I study Ray’s work and others like Lita Lee PhD, he seems to be WAY ahead of his time. He first wrote and article about Carrageen … Continue Reading

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Why we created The Metabolic Blueprint

When we created The Metabolic Blueprint in January of 2012, we had no idea how much of a success it would be. We worked 7 days a wk, of all hrs of the day to collect, organize and create all that goes into The Metabolic Blueprint. So far it has been a success and we are happy to say that in less than 1yr and only 2 classes that there are currently over 200 practitioners in The Metabolic Blueprint Posse:) Here is a recent testimonial from a Chemist and Physicist about The Metabolic Blueprint: “Hi Josh and Jeanne! I am writing this because I feel you have a feel for the true integrity and experience of the purveyor. You have revealed this to me in your program, both in the manual and audios. I don’t take many courses cause most information out there is just repeated by people who don’t … Continue Reading

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Homemad Sweetened Condensed Milk

PURCHASE THE METABOLIC BLUEPRINT COOKBOOK NOW! Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk: (Yields:2/3  cup) A great alternative to cream and sugar in your morning coffee! Substitute for canned, condensed milk. Ingredients: 1  1/2 cups  whole milk 2 T great lakes gelatin hydrolysate 1/2 cup organic cane sugar 3 T butter 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: Mix milk and gelatin together in a heavy-bottomed saucepan., then add the sugar. Stirring often, bring to a low simmer over medium-low heat. As soon as steam starts lifting off the milk, lower the heat even further. When the sugar is entirely dissolved, put the heat as low as it can go. Reduce by half (could take up to 2 hours), stirring once in a while. Once reduced, add the butter and vanilla extract.Let it cool. Will keep for a few days or freeze for future use. 1 Serving: 1 Tbl. Calories: 95.3 Protein: 2.4 grams Carbs: … Continue Reading

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Coffee Jellow Shots

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE COOKBOOK Here is a recipe from our new Metabolic Blueprint Cookbook. If you like this recipe and want more, click on the links above or below to order NOW! Coffee Jello Shots:(Yields:12 bite-size pieces)Coffee jello shots are a new fun, innovative and convenient approach to your morning or afternoon coffee.  Homemade condensed milk is recommended for this recipe however raw heavy cream can be used in place.Ingredients: 2 1/2 T. great lakes unflavored gelatin 1/2 cup water 2 cups  brewed organic coffee 1 cup homemade sweeten condensed milk 1/3 cup organic cane sugar-(Use only if you don’t use the condensed milk) 1 cup raw heavy cream  or milk. (Use only if you don’t use the condensed milk)Instructions: In a bowl, mix the water and gelatin together with a fork to help incorporate it. Allow the gelatin to bloom for 10 minutes. Heat the coffee in … Continue Reading

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The Metabolic Blueprint Cookbook

Well, the time has come. In less than 24hrs The Metabolic Blueprint Cookbook will be for sale! All the hours of blood sweat and tears are going to finally pay off when we get to share this great introduction or “Start Up Guide” to The Metabolic Blueprint based on Ray Peat’s work with everyone! We hope you all enjoy it! CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW! The Metabolic Blueprint Cookbook is one of a kind, must-read – 100+ page (119 pages to be exact:) packed with factual information – from the basics on macro nutrients to defining what foods were designed for human consumption, to understanding how foods can heal your metabolism. More than ever before, people around the world are becoming increasingly health-minded – conscientious of the foods they eat and focusing on establishing a proper dietary regimen. However, nutritional myths currently flood the information super highway.   ” The … Continue Reading

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What The Hell Do You Mean I Should Not Eat Salad?

Lets face it…although we as humans are capable of eating everything that is presented to us as “healthy” does not mean that we are capable of digesting it. There is no faster way to alter human physiology then by altering the function of the GI system. Considering that we are nothing more then an open tube from mouth to anus, it can become very clear how simple it might be to alter this internal environment and leaving us more susceptible to the elements. We have to begin to recognize that it is the elements against us. Dirty air, dirty water and dirty soil are just a few reasons we are witnessing such a huge decline in health. It is these very things that disrupt the very systems  designed to protect us. The health of our GI system plays a huge role and dictates our level of health and vitality. It … Continue Reading

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Hypothyroidism

By Michael B. Schachter, MD, FACAM Introduction One of the most under diagnosed and important conditions in the United States has been called the “unsuspected illness” and accounts for a great number of complaints in children, adolescents, and adults.  This condition is an underactive thyroid system. What kinds of complaints characterize an underactive thyroid system?  Low energy and fatigue or tiredness, especially in the morning, is frequent in these patients. Difficulty losing weight, a sensation of coldness–especially of the hands and feet, depression, slowness of thought processes, headaches, swelling of the face or fluid retention in general, dry coarse skin, brittle nails, and chronic constipation are also common.  In women, menstrual problems–such as PMS and menstrual irregularities including heavy periods and fertility problems are further signs and symptoms.  People with an underactive thyroid may also have stiffness of joints, muscular cramps, shortness of breath on exertion, and chest pain.  Be … Continue Reading

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Do I Need Iron if I am Anemic?

Don’t you need iron supplements if you are anemic? In general, no! •    Many doctors think of anemia as necessarily indicating an iron deficiency, but that isn’t correct. 100 years ago, it was customary to prescribe arsenic for anemia, and it worked to stimulate the formation of more red blood cells. The fact that arsenic, or iron, or other toxic material stimulates the formation of red blood cells doesn’t indicate a “deficiency” of the toxin, but simply indicates that the body responds to a variety of harmful factors by speeding its production of blood cells. Even radiation can have this kind of stimulating effect, because growth is a natural reaction to injury. Between 1920 and 1950, it was common to think of “nutritional growth factors” as being the same as vitamins, but since then it has become common to use known toxins to stimulate the growth of farm animals, and … Continue Reading

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