A Book Review: Feed Your Body Right – By Dr. Lendon Smith, MD

Smith begins his book by giving a little history of how he got to where he was at the time. Trained as a standard medical doctor, he had grown weary of the standard allopathic procedure: diagnose illness and treat with drugs. He found nutrition to be helpful and when John Kitkoski contacted him, they were able to work together to develop a program to balance the body’s chemistry (alkaline and acid). Since the sense of smell is connected to the brain, their program makes sense. During this time of research and development, they were able to document that indeed the blood tests results agreed with the ability of one to monitor their health by smell and taste.

Highlights of the Book:

1. Brief History of Mankind’s Efforts to Improve Health – Chapter 3

2. What Your Body is Trying to Tell You – Sample list of symptoms and nutritional deficiencies. Chapter 5

3. Chemical Imbalances have symptoms and nutritional solutions – supplement the deficiencies and remove foods / allergens. Chapter 6

4. They devised a 1-10 scale for patients to rate the smell of supplements. 1 sweet, smells very good to 10 – it stinks, yucky The rating determines whether you need to take that supplement or not. Chapter 8

5. For example: When Vitamin A smells good, you need to take it. Vitamin A deficiency is linked to stress, asthma, fevers, frequent colds, bronchitis, inner ear disease, diabetes, cortisone use, smoking or exposure to pollutants, trauma, cancer, digestive disturbances, alcohol ingestion, pregnancy, liver problems. P. 66

6. After a brief introduction to chemistry, Smith states that it takes time to balance the body’s chemistry through a balanced diet. Even diets that are considered balanced may not be balanced when you look at their nutritional composition – vitamins and minerals. Chapter 9

7. In chapter 10 and 11, Dr. Smith gives guidelines to analyze blood tests. Sometimes an allopathic doctor will say that such and such result is within normal range, but there may be an unspoken qualifier to that – you need to ask (at least yourself with the use of Smith’s guidance), “Normal range for whom or with what condition?”

8. In Chapter 12, Smith begins with Acne and ends with Warts (some 67 conditions) contrasting the allopathic, natural and Life Balances solutions.

9. Electrolytes and their essential part in your health are presented in Chapter 13. How do the nutrients get to where they need to be? “Without electrolytes and the electricity they produce, life is impossible.” P. 143

10. Smith covers some areas in more depth: Hypertension (Chapter 14); Mental and Emotional Dysfunctions (Chapter 15); The Immune System: Allergies and Sensitivities (Chapter 16); and Amino and Fatty Acid Supplements (Chapter 17).

11. Smith introduces his Life Balance Program in the summary and appendices. http://www.lifebalanceprogram.com

12. I have no personal experience with Smith’s program. However, I do have experience with and know people who have used the following program. Karen Neilson trained with John Kitkoski: http://www.senseablesupplements.com The reader should research both and decide which works best for you.

New Book Reveals What a Water-Full World We Live In

Healing Your Life with Water is a life-changing book. In fact, it’s like reading two books in one. I imagine most people will choose to read this book so they can better understand, heal, and rejuvenate their bodies. And I hope they do read this book for all the fascinating information it contains about understanding the body’s pH levels, what foods to eat to help the pH level, and all the other information that promotes good health, healthy eating, and kick starts the “inner fountain of youth.”

But this book is more than that. Diana sums it up this way, “We are made up of 70 percent water and there is a certain way to eat, think, and feel in order to keep your ‘body of water’ healthy.” Diana shows how our thoughts and emotions affect our body of water and, ultimately, our health. Her focus on the body’s pH is about balancing our water so it is not overly acidic but rather alkaline, and she carries the alkaline metaphor throughout the book, promoting not only alkaline water but alkaline thoughts and emotions. She states:

“When we understand the relationship between our mind and our physical body of water, we can begin to discover the key to: feeling better, looking younger, living longer, and unlocking our inner fountain of youth. You will be surprised by how easily your personal happiness affects the world at large once you make this discovery. And it all starts with our health.”

Beyond the health aspects of Healing Your Life with Water, Diana Ruiz offers a much bigger picture. Focusing on research done by water experts like Dr. Masaru Emoto as well as numerous other health and healing experts, including Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, and Gary Craig, she provides the reader a full means of creating a balanced body of water including techniques to relieve pain-be it emotional, mental, or physical. Ultimately, feeling better is how we make the biggest change of all because when we feel better, it’s easier to be kind to others and since we are made up of 70 percent water, this good feeling ripples out to other “bodies of water”-you, me, the community at large. This good feeling even affects nature’s bodies of water-lakes, rivers, and oceans in a surprising way.

This book is full of information and inspiration. Diana teaches us how to turn even acidic thoughts into alkaline ones, including how to change our reactions to upsetting situations, how to see successes in our failures, and how to work through the difficulties in our lives-especially those stubborn grudges and resentments. She often makes the reader laugh through her humorous use of colorful terms like Zombie Emotions and Moldy Oldies thoughts, thereby getting her points across in memorable ways.

Perhaps my favorite discussion in the book is when she talks about suffering. Someone once told Diana that the tools she offered were too easy and that healing ourselves should require suffering-that there is value to be found in suffering. While suffering can help us learn, Diana puts suffering in its place, stating, “Suffering may lead to wisdom, but wisdom does not lead to suffering.” Diana does not advocate seeking out suffering once we find a better way to heal and move forward, and she calls on the wisdom and experiences of others to back her up, including Viktor Frankl, Buddha, and-Jesus. Of Jesus, she states:

“I was always intrigued by his ability to forgive and by the stories of healing others without prejudice. It becomes clear to me now that he freely healed those who would be healed… he didn’t admonish them to continue suffering. He encouraged them to take up their beds and walk instead of recommending they lie there a bit longer because suffering was to be dragged out as long as possible. The lesson was discovering that there wasn’t a need to suffer longer than you felt a need to.”

After reading Healing Your Life with Water, I have learned to focus on leading a more alkaline lifestyle both in what I eat and in how I think about myself, others, and the world around me. I’ve cut back on coffee and soda because they are acidic. And I’ve spent more time sending positive thoughts and praying for those in need. As Diana states, “information is useless unless you apply it to create a diet that gives you life, fights disease, and promotes health.” The application of this book’s information is a life-changer.

If you want to live a healthier and happier life, you will find it by following the advice in these pages. Beyond benefiting from its tips about diet and healthy eating, you will find your thoughts transformed into seeing the bigger picture of how we can heal not only ourselves but we can help to heal the world when we focus on being kind to our bodies of water. World peace might even be possible when we focus on alkaline and healing thoughts. Diana thinks it’s possible, and after reading this book, I think so as well. We just have to make the choice. First, choose to read this book and let your water flow-heal your mind and body naturally as it was intended to do.

Book Summary: Flood Your Body With Oxygen – Therapy for Our Polluted World – Written by Ed McCabe

This book is a 600 page encyclopedia about Oxygen therapies. I must admit that I was not familiar at all with the power of oxygen as it relates to health and performance. I find it important to study and research wellness especially with the state of our “Health Care System” or better yet our “Sick Care System”

Why is this important to me? I ask this question so I don’t waste your time. I believe that without health, you have nothing. Everything else can be achieved if you have your health. To that end, it makes sense to study it.

1. Symptom vs. Root Cause – Have you ever considered the treatment for cancer? Millions of dollars per year are donated to cancer research and some of it is excellent yet over 700,000 people will die from it in the United States. The treatment for cancer is to poison it (Chemo-therapy), burn it (Radiation) and cut it out (Surgery). Have you ever thought about the root cause? The treatment gets rid of the cancer as a symptom but the root cause usually is not addressed.

2. Environmental Factors – Are you familiar with Doctor Oz? He has a daytime TV show about health. One of his colleagues Dr. Hyman talks about core root causes of disease like heavy metal toxicity, mineral deficiencies and acidity in the body. The food supply, pollution and stress are key factors that need to be reviewed to attain true health and address root causes of health problems.

Flood Your Body with Oxygen has a ton of information about the benefits of Oxygen along with case studies. The book is too massive to review in full so I will point out a few key factors.

1. Why Oxygen? – The premise of oxygen therapy is so simple that it seems too easy to be true. Here it is – Anaerobic disease cannot live in Aerobic environments. In English, this means that fish cannot live out of water and we cannot live underwater. Water born viruses, bacteria and other disease cannot live in oxygenated environments. Think of the environment being your blood steam and lymphatic system. The brain runs on oxygen and glucose. You can survive without eating for 30 days, water for 7 days but go without oxygen for a few minutes and you end up with severe brain damage and most likely death. Oxygen is the backbone to health and the environment does not provide enough. Oxygen Therapies include food grade 35% Hydrogen peroxide, Ozone, Hyperbaric Chambers and oxygen supplements.

2. PH Acid / Alkali – Anthony Robbins has done a ton of research on alkalinity in the body. The benefits are extraordinary. Example: In a highly acidic body, cholesterol forms to protect the artery walls. A symptom remedy is to take Lipitor and make the drug companies rich. This does nothing to address the cause which is a highly acidic environment. Alkali foods and oxygen therapies reduce acid.

3. Case Studies – Ed profiles hundreds of case studies on HIV and Cancer patients that were on the brink of death that utilized Oxygen therapies and survived. You do not have to be sick to do this. OxyWater is a drink that has tons of testimonials from athletes that use it to improve their oxygen intake and performance.

4. Politics & Money – Sick care is big business. It takes an investment of $800 million dollars to get an FDA approval. How do companies do that when Oxygen therapies like H2O2 can be utilized for 10 cents per day? How do you patent these therapies when they are common knowledge and not patentable? The answer that Ed gives in his book is that you discredit these therapies and push expensive medical ones. Some of the commercials for prescription drugs are sickening. You take Abilify to help with depression but your head may explode and you may die but take it anyway. It is absolutely ridiculous.

Before I do any book reviews on health, I do like to test things on my own. First I wanted to do the 35% Hydrogen Peroxide cleanse outlined in the One Minute Cure (see website). I did this and my energy levels sky rocketed. I was able to write my first book with this extra energy because I felt the extra brain power because of the oxygen. Now, a couple of caveats, #1 – this could be a placebo effect and #2 – my first book may suck but I will continue to use these therapies because they make sense. I will report back because each year I typically get a cold twice per year. Ed mentions that he has not been sick in 15 years yet before oxygen therapies, he got sick often. I am very curious if this works and will let you know since I am only 90 days into this. Also, I was able to improve my PH alkali reading with Oxygen. Tony Robbins travels the world and sees millions of people each year and does not get sick either. He is a big proponent of alkali blood. The key is to have a clean internal environment so disease cannot grow. I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF THESE SIMPLE CONCEPTS WORK ON ME OVER THE LONG HAUL.

I hope you have found this short summary useful. The key to any new idea is to work it into your daily routine until it becomes habit. Habits form in as little as 21 days. One thing you can take away from this book is water born disease cannot live in oxygen rich environments. There are several research papers and this is a well-known fact. I encourage you to be responsible for your own wellbeing and health because nobody cares as much as you do. You cannot help others if you don’t have your health.