My Favorite Supplements for Stress Resilience & Peaceful Brain Balance

Start with eating brain smart. Supplements don’t fix crappy, processed, artificial, fake Frankenstein semi-synthetic food from food coffins.

The “Core 4” are the foundation of most supplement programs:

  1. A professional grade multi designed for 4 – 6 caps per day like MegaMulti Pro or ProMulti Plus
  2. Magnesium in the form that fits your needs:
    1. Acti-Mag for those with experience loose stools or diarrhea or worse with  magnesium supplementation.  This glycerophosphate form does not create the hydroshell effect in the gut triggering diarrhea even at high doses or 8 grams per day (just 2 scoops)
    1. Mag Citrate for those with constipation that is helped by magnesium
    1. Mag Glycinate for those with major malabsorption problems
    1. Brain Relax Max – for those who need multilevel support for internal stress or anxiety

Magnesium is nature’s healthy sedative and is critical to make peaceful energy, relax, sleep and manage blood pressure.

  • Vitamin K2-D3 plus:  Critical for happy brain, immune system, reduced inflammation and strong, happy bones.  Get a blood test – we don’t know it’s working without testing. Vitamin D has many roles:
  • Omega Essential Fatty Acids.  My favorite is Omega Boost 1300, a professional grade, clean, concentrate.  By using the monoglyceride form, absorption is increased by 320% making one capsule equilavent to 3 – 6 capsules of other types to save money and number of capsules to swallow.

I also LOVE our new supplement, Thiamine 50

I especially love combining Acti -Mag, our ultra high dose no-diarrhea magnesium with Balanced B8.  Research shows that B-8 has the calming, anti-anxiety effects of Valium, without drug side-effects.

Balanced B8 is myoinositol which functions as a second messenger to carry our major neurotransmitters like serotonin and Gaba into our cells. Those suffering with depression and anxiety typically have very low levels.  Research shows significant improvements in mood, sleep, anxiety, agitation, and hopelessness after 4 weeks.

Contact our office at 623.776.0206 to find out more about these supplements or to schedule an appointment!

Role of Our Microbiome in Staying Well With Viral Infections

The Microbiome is currently one of the most intensely researched areas in science. PubMed, the NIH federal library of medical research, shows over 86,000 results for published research papers on our Microbiome, almost all of it in the last five years. 

What is our Microbiome?

What are practical steps to support our microbiome and our immune system so we can stay well in challenging times:

It is the 100 Trillion non-human cells that live in us and on us.  It is the “germs” that live on our skin (2 million per ½ inch square on our forearm), in our mouth, our sinuses, our bloodstream, our gut and everywhere inside and outside our body.  In fact, our human cells are outnumbered by the “germs” that make up our Microbiome.  In reality,  we are 100 Trillion “germs” covered in human skin.

Most of these “germs” are bacteria and viruses that seek to coexist peacefully with us and promote our health and wellbeing. Most of them live in our gut, especially in our Large Intestine.  They play critical roles in digestion, metabolism, immune health, brain health, and store 98% of all the genetic information (DNA) we need to stay healthy and thrive.  In fact, our mitochondria talk to our gut bacteria.  We need a healthy microbiome to have healthy mitochondria, the foundation of energy and Wellness!

Staying Well In  Covid

If our immune system can handle 100 trillion germs in and on us, can it also handle the common cold, flu, or Covid virus?  Of course – as long as we take care of our immune system so it is working reasonably well.  What would happen if we put as much time, effort, and energy into boosting our Microbiome and immune Wellness as we do to masking, distancing, and worrying?

  1. The less your food has been doctored, the less you need a doctor. Minimize eating food that has been processed or doctored.  Go light on dead food that comes from “food coffins” –  the boxes, cans, and plastic that entombs dead food.  Eat more of the “fresh stuff”.
  2. Eat what your body likes rather than what you like.  We tend to like the sugary “junk food” loaded with excitotoxic taste enhancers that excite our brain neurons to death.  They also starve our microbiome “rainforest” of the critical fiber it depends on.  A piece of cake feeds only us and makes us old, fat, and sick.  A piece of broccoli feeds both our body and our microbiome to keep us lean, energized, and youthful.
  3. Fix your metabolism.  When is works, you have a “thin person” microbiome. When it is in trouble, we often develop a “fat person” microbiome.  Fixing your metabolism often requires a “solve the puzzle” approach involving optimizing our mitochondria, gut health, brain balance, eating smart & supplementing to fit our unique genetic needs, optimize sleep, and detox.  Get guidance from experienced professionals like we have at Renovare if you need help in this area.
  4. Feed Your Microbiome Diversity.  Repairing our microbiome diversity is critical to restoring Wellness. An important indicator of a healthy microbiome is Great bowel movements.  This means at least 2/day, formed dark brown, don’t float, no straining, and almost no need to toilet tissue to clean after.  Here are the practical steps:
  5. Eat the Rainbow.  Strive to eat 9 colors or fresh/frozen veggies or fruits per day.  Always go heavy on veggies and much lighter on fruit.
  6. Each day, eat one of the Root Veggies, eat two of the prebiotic foods, and at least one forkful of a fermented food from the lists below
Root VeggiesPrebiotic FoodsFermented Food with Live culture (in refrigerator section)
Turnips          Dandelion GreensSauerkraut (Wild Brine, Bubbles brands, etc)
CarrotsOnion, Garlic, LeeksPickles
ParsnipsJicamaKombucha
RadishesAsparagusApple Cider Vinegar
RutabagasUnderripe BananasKimchi
Sweet Potatoes, YamsChicory RootTempeh
BeetsAcacia GumMiso

When we take care of our Microbiome, it takes care of us

The Most Complex Network In The Known Universe

We have 5 TRILLION synapses in our brainthe most complex network in the known universe! Each synapse is a small gap at the end of a neuron (nerve cell) that allows a signal to pass from one neuron to the next.

With dementia, we lack the resources (energy, nutritents, ATP, stimulation) to support these synapses, so they begin to wither.


Below are examples of possible symptoms that can occurr if nerve synapses begin to wither. Everyone is different:

  • At 10% loss, we likely notice nothing – our brain compensates
  • Same at 20%
  • At 30%, perhaps we think it is just “aging” even if we are age 45
  • At 40%, more noticeable.  We may develop chronic digestive problems and anxiety/depression and insomnia.
  • At 50% loss, we may be diagnosed with “Mild Cognitive Decline” which is really early dementia.
  • At 60% or speech and hearing decline, our automatic functions start to decline – perhaps high blood pressure, fatigue, and respiratory problems develop.At 70 or 80% loss, we don’t remember our family and friends.
  •  At 70 or 80% loss – we don’t remember our family and friends
  • Beyond – organ systems start to shut down until we eventually die from our Neurodegenerative disease (not pneumonia, COVID, or other)

It is very Important to get a “Cognoscopy” (colonoscopy for the brain) to pick up problems early when they can more easily be helped.

  1. Neurocognitive Assessment
  2. Balance and Sensory Integration
  3. Brain Gauge
  4. QEEG Brain Scan
  5. Omega  Quant
  6. Blood testing profile

Our brain assessment package known as the “Brain Trilogy” – consists of the Neurocognitive Assessment, Balance and Sensory Integration and Brain Gauge for a cost of 297.00.

Click on each highlighted link for more detailed information.

Call our office for information on Blood Testing Profile and the Omega Quant test at 623.776.0206

The Vaccine Decision

I am open to a safe and effective vaccine.  What do we know about the two COVID vaccines available?

  1. Both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines are only tested and approved to reduce symptoms of cough and fever from COVID.  They are not tested or approved to reduce infection or transmission.  How is this any better than a bottle of Theraflu?  The masking and distancing requirements after the vaccine are not eliminated.   Does this sound like it is effective?
  2. These COVID vaccines use synthetic reverse RNA for the first time ever in humans.  This is an experimental gene-altering drug.  Do I want to be a “guinea pig” test subject for this potentially high-risk experiment?  We won’t know the full effects for years.
  3. The Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines have received Emergency Use Authorizations (EAU) but not yet full vaccine licenses. Under federal law   21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3 “Emergency Use Authorization” means that any product with this designation must be voluntary. These COVID vaccines cannot be mandatory because they are experimental. 

4.The side effects are significant:  653 Deaths + 12,044 Other Injuries  reported Following COVID Vaccine as of February 4th as reported by the CDC. Research shows only 10% of vaccine injuries are reported so the numbers are likely far higher.

5.The side effects can be serious: Aside from sudden death within hours or days,10,11,12,13,14 examples of side effects among survivors of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines include:

  • Persistent malaise15,16 and extreme exhaustion17
  • Severe allergic, including anaphylactic reactions18,19,20   
  • Multisystem inflammatory syndrome21
  • Chronic seizures and convulsions22,23
  • Paralysis,24 including Bell’s Palsy25

To learn more, Dr. Simone Gold, MD has an excellent video explaining in simple terms what is really happening: https://www.bitchute.com/video/m6nDw0zgztPH/

Many say they “feel weird” and that they “don’t feel like myself.” Dizziness, racing heart and extreme high blood pressure seem to be a common complaint, as is severe, chronic seemingly “unbreakable” headache that does not respond to medication. Many describe the pain they feel in their body as “being run over by a bus” or “being beaten with a bat.”

Some report swollen and painful lymph nodes, severe muscle pain and gastrointestinal issues. Symptoms mimicking stroke are being reported, even though CT scans show nothing of concern. One such report is from a 19-year-old girl. Several report lethal heart attacks claiming the lives of someone they love.

Psychological effects are also starting to creep in. One woman who is on chemotherapy reports “mood changes with intermittent periods of elation and mild euphoria.” Bouts of anxiety, depression, brain fog, confusion and dissociation are also being reported, as is an inability to sleep.

One person reports having lost “the voice in my head,” which I suspect is the ability to hear yourself think. Another reports losing the ability to formulate words about half an hour after getting the first dose of vaccine, and a third reports “struggling for lost words.” Loss of taste and/or smell are also being reported, as well as taste alterations. Several say they have developed a metallic taste since their vaccination.

One pregnant woman reported spontaneous rupture of the amniotic sac resulting in premature delivery. Another woman’s baby was found to have no heartbeat two days after her vaccination and was delivered stillborn. Several describe effects suggesting vascular problems, such as skin blotchiness and fingers turning blue.

While people are hoping and praying their side effects will be temporary, a significant portion say they’re still struggling with the effects one or two weeks after their shot. Time will tell whether they turn out to be permanent, but considering the fact that the mRNA vaccines reprogram your DNA, there’s certainly the possibility that they might be long-lasting.

To learn more and review references: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/02/02/covid-vaccine-death-seniors.aspx?ui=9e9a02979a17667dbd9b7e20d7c0daa8e9b7fa45f6d1d9734470678d22aa9b73&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1ReadMore&cid=20210202_HL2&mid=DM792926&rid=1074152469

My personal decision is to avoid this vaccine – for me it doesn’t fit the criteria of safe and effective.  For those who choose this experimental new gene therapy, my prayers are with them for safety and full recovery from side-effects. I am most concerned about the prospects for long-term autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases from this experimental gene therapy.  Make your decision carefully based on all the facts and do not allow yourself to be coerced or forced into something that doesn’t seem right for you.  Whatever you choose, we will support you in your decision.

Vitamin C Research Shows Beneficial Effects with COVID

PubMed, the NIH federal library of medical research, shows over 67,000 results for published research papers on Vitamin C.  Over 80 years of laboratory and clinical studies on high-dose ascorbate (Vitamin C) therapy show Vitamin C at moderate doses are preventative for infection and at very large doses are therapeutic.  The safety and effectiveness of Vitamin C make it a prime candidate for treatment of flu, cold, Covid, and other respiratory illnesses.

“The medical literature has ignored over 80 years of laboratory and clinical studies on high-dose ascorbate therapy,” Saul notes, adding that while it’s widely accepted that vitamin C is beneficial in fighting illness, controversy exists over to what extent. “Moderate quantities provide effective prevention,” he says, while “large quantities are therapeutic.”

  • Oral vitamin C at doses of 2 to 8 grams a day have been shown to reduce the incidence and duration of respiratory infections
  • Intravenous vitamin C at 6 to 24 grams a day has been shown to reduce mortality, ICU admission rates, hospital stays and time on mechanical ventilation in patients with severe respiratory infections
  • An international vitamin C campaign has been launched in response to the landmark review

As reported in the paper “Optimal Nutritional Status for a Well-Functioning Immune System Is an Important Factor to Protect Against Viral Infections,” published April 23, 2020:1

“The role nutrition plays in supporting the immune system is well-established. A wealth of mechanistic and clinical data show that vitamins, including vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and folate; trace elements, including zinc, iron, selenium, magnesium, and copper; and the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid play important and complementary roles in supporting the immune system.

Inadequate intake and status of these nutrients are widespread, leading to a decrease in resistance to infections and as a consequence an increase in disease burden.”  1 Nutrients April 23, 2020; 12(4): 1181

Clinical Evidence

The Nutrients review17 also includes clinical evidence for the role of vitamin C in COVID-19, noting that early oral supplementation might help prevent a mild case from developing into something more serious. In patients with critical symptoms, intravenous administration of vitamin C has been shown to speed up recovery, reducing both ICU stays and mortality.

Interestingly, vitamin C deficiency and COVID-19 share many of the same risk factors, including male gender, darker skin, older age and comorbidities such as diabetes, high blood pressure and COPD. All of these subgroups are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 and, according to the authors, all “have also been shown to have lower serum vitamin C levels.”

Commenting on the clinical evidence supporting the use of vitamin C in the treatment of COVID-19, the authors write:18

“There are currently 45 trials registered on Clinicaltrials.gov investigating vitamin C with or without other treatments for COVID-19. In the first RCT to test the value of vitamin C in critically ill COVID-19 patients, 54 ventilated patients in Wuhan, China, were treated with a placebo (sterile water) or intravenous vitamin C at a dose of 24 g/day for 7 days …

The more severely ill patients with SOFA [sequential organ failure assessment] scores ≥ 3 in the vitamin C group exhibited a reduction in 28-day mortality: 18% versus 50% in univariate survival analysis (Figure 2). No study-related adverse events were reported.”

How Much Vitamin C Do You Need?

While high-dose vitamin C regimens typically call for intravenous administration, if treating a viral infection at home (be it COVID-19 or something else), you could use oral liposomal vitamin C, as this allows you to take far higher doses without causing loose stools.

You can take up to 100 grams of liposomal vitamin C without problems and get really high blood levels, equivalent to or higher than intravenous vitamin C. I view that as an acute treatment, however. I discourage people from taking mega doses of vitamin C on a regular basis if they’re not actually sick, because it is essentially a drug — or at least it works like one.

Saul, who has worked with and recommended vitamin C for most of his professional life suggests taking “enough vitamin C to be symptom-free,” whatever dosage that might be.

Everyone is different so ask your experienced care provider to help you find the dosage and form of Vitamin C that best fits your unique needs.

To learn more: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/01/07/high-dose-vitamin-c-for-coronavirus.aspx

What Are Reported COVID Vaccine Adverse Effects?

 adapted from Dr. Joseph Mercola:

Around the world, reports are pouring in of people dying shortly after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. In many cases, they die suddenly within hours of getting the shot. In others, death occurs within the span of a couple of weeks.

One notable case is baseball legend Hank Aaron, 86, who died January 22, 2021, 17 days after publicly getting vaccinated for COVID-19.1,2 He said at the time that he hoped other Blacks would follow his lead and get their vaccines too.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, commented that the deaths have to be “put into context with the population they occurred in.”5

In other words, they were old and old people die. It’s hypocrisy at its finest. When seniors die before vaccination, it’s due to COVID-19 and something must be done to prevent it, but when they die after vaccination, they die of natural causes and no preventive action is necessary.

Interestingly, several areas have reported that deaths are rapidly increasing AFTER vaccination programs are implemented. The news stories don’t actually say it straight out, but if you look at dates given, it raises questions. One such example is what’s happening in Gibraltar at the southern tip of Spain, which has a population of 34,000.

The area rolled out its vaccination program on January 9, 2021, using the Pfizer mRNA vaccine. By January 17, 2021, 5,847 doses had been administered (about 17% of the population), according to a report by MedicalXpress.6

The curious thing about it is that the area’s first recorded death from COVID-19 didn’t occur until mid-November 2020. By January 6, three days before the vaccination program began, the total COVID-19-related death toll reportedly stood at 10.

Then, by January 17, the total death toll had suddenly skyrocketed to 45. In other words, 35 people died in the first eight days of the vaccination program. Most were in their 80s and 90s.

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said, “This is now the worst loss of life of Gibraltarians in over 100 years. Even in war, we have never lost so many in such a short time.”7 None of the deaths are being blamed on the vaccine, however. Instead, they’re loosely blaming them on the new variant of SARS-CoV-2.

Vaccine Rollout Coincides With Outbreak

Other areas are also reporting “outbreaks” of COVID-19, resulting in increased death tolls, after the rollout of vaccinations. Case in point: In Auburn, New York, a COVID-19 outbreak began December 21, 2020, in a Cayuga County nursing home.8,9 Before this outbreak, no one in the nursing home had died from COVID-19.

The next day, December 22, they started vaccinating residents and staff. The first death was reported December 29, 2020. Between December 22, 2020, and January 9, 2021, 193 residents (80%) received the vaccine, as did 113 staff members.

As of January 9, 2021, 137 residents had been infected and 24 had died. Forty-seven staff members had also tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and one was on life-support.

Considering we’re also seeing cases in which healthy young and middle-aged individuals die within days of receiving the vaccine, it’s not inconceivable that the vaccine might have something to do with these dramatic rises in deaths among the elderly in various parts of the world. In fact, I’d expect it.

You can rest assured, however, that the public health authorities and media will not report these observations. Anything that conflicts with vaccine safety and effectiveness will be intentionally and universally buried. This is precisely their modus operandi of the past three decades, so it’s really up to each individual to do their own research.

Massive Amounts of Serious Side Effects Emerging

While the global vaccine campaign is less than a month old in most places, reports of serious side effects have already started pouring in. Many are sharing their personal experiences on social media networks. Disturbingly, many are having their stories censored as misleading or false. Videos, in particular, tend to be taken down.

Aside from sudden death within hours or days,10,11,12,13,14 examples of side effects among survivors of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines include:

  • Persistent malaise15,16 and extreme exhaustion17
  • Severe allergic, including anaphylactic reactions18,19,20   
  • Multisystem inflammatory syndrome21
  • Chronic seizures and convulsions22,23
  • Paralysis,24 including Bell’s Palsy25

To get a feel for what’s really happening, check out prezi.com, where someone has started collecting stories from various social media posts. It’s a rather shocking compilation that is well worth sharing with family and friends who are still on the fence about getting the vaccine.

Many say they “feel weird” and that they “don’t feel like myself.” Dizziness, racing heart and extreme high blood pressure seem to be a common complaint, as is severe, chronic seemingly “unbreakable” headache that does not respond to medication. Many describe the pain they feel in their body as “being run over by a bus” or “being beaten with a bat.”

Some report swollen and painful lymph nodes, severe muscle pain and gastrointestinal issues. Symptoms mimicking stroke are being reported, even though CT scans show nothing of concern. One such report is from a 19-year-old girl. Several report lethal heart attacks claiming the lives of someone they love.

Psychological effects are also starting to creep in. One woman who is on chemotherapy reports “mood changes with intermittent periods of elation and mild euphoria.” Bouts of anxiety, depression, brain fog, confusion and dissociation are also being reported, as is an inability to sleep.

One person reports having lost “the voice in my head,” which I suspect is the ability to hear yourself think. Another reports losing the ability to formulate words about half an hour after getting the first dose of vaccine, and a third reports “struggling for lost words.” Loss of taste and/or smell are also being reported, as well as taste alterations. Several say they have developed a metallic taste since their vaccination.

One pregnant woman reported spontaneous rupture of the amniotic sac resulting in premature delivery. Another woman’s baby was found to have no heartbeat two days after her vaccination and was delivered stillborn. Several describe effects suggesting vascular problems, such as skin blotchiness and fingers turning blue.

We see mass cell activation syndromes. The clinical symptoms are going to be the inflammatory diseases. We hear everybody calling it ‘long haul COVID’ — the extreme, profound, crippling fatigue, the inability to produce energy from your mitochondria. It’s not long haul COVID. It’s exactly what it always was — myalgic encephalomyelitis, inflammation of the brain and the spinal cord. ~ Judy Mikovits Ph.D.

While people are hoping and praying their side effects will be temporary, a significant portion say they’re still struggling with the effects one or two weeks after their shot. Time will tell whether they turn out to be permanent, but considering the fact that the mRNA vaccines reprogram your DNA, there’s certainly the possibility that they might be long-lasting.

To learn more: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/02/02/covid-vaccine-death-seniors.aspx?ui=9e9a02979a17667dbd9b7e20d7c0daa8e9b7fa45f6d1d9734470678d22aa9b73&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1ReadMore&cid=20210202_HL2&mid=DM792926&rid=1074152469