Nothing is More Powerful Than This

Adversity is good.man-adversity

But it’s only good after you’ve kicked it’s ass.

It’s just like the stock market. You have to pay in, otherwise you get nothing back.

That’s why I say, if you’re down, start investing in yourself…

Take something that’s been eating at you and bury it for good.

Start small, say a 20 dollar deposit.

Don’t put pressure on yourself to invest more, unless you want to.

But stick with that twenty bucks, no matter what.

Because every wealthy man I’ve ever met has been damn good at one thing…

Consistency.

And consistency works, no matter what kind of asset you’re chasing.

Money, health, women.

You just need to decide which needs the most attention, then make your first deposit.

Then the next day, do it again. And so on.

Remember…

Very few men who are living the sweet life got there by hitting a grand slam home run, bases loaded.

That got there because they understand the power of compound interest….

AKA, small actions taken every day.

All self made men created their wealth using this method.

Do the same and you can be wealthy too.

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Hormones and Happiness

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It’s hard to be unhappy when you’re feeling frisky…

As a matter of fact, I can’t think of one single time this has happened to me.

Which is why I monitor the situation so closely….

Because when you have that lovin feeling inside, you get more satisfaction out of life…

Because your hormone profile is exactly where it Should be.

But what about the other side of the equation?

Is it possible to be happy when you’re not feeling anything at all?

Good question…

Lets take a look at this situation and see if we can suss out the truth.

Take a task you’ve been putting off for a while….

One that requires determination, intelligence and a bit of creativity….

It doesn’t matter what it is, as long it’s challenging.

Then, the next time you hit a really low point go out and try to get this job done.

When you fail, which you will…

I want you to set it aside until you wake up feeling nice and frisky…

Then try again.

And when you accomplish the task with brutal efficiency this time around…

Take note of how much better it feels than the failure you dealt with earlier.

You just found the truth.

Mark

P.S. Have you had your testosterone checked recently?

If not, I suggest you try this

Testosterone and Body Odor

Would you like to know if you’re producing testosterone at optimal levels?

Then pay attention to your body odor.

Especially the pungent odor around your arm pits, feet and testicles, because this sweat is produced by your Apocrine glands.

And Apocrine sweat is hormonal driven.

As a matter of fact, your Apocrine glands were entirely dormant until you reached puberty.

This explains why small kids can sweat like crazy but never develop pungent body odor.

It also explains why men with low testosterone stop smelling pungent too…

They’ve lost the hormones.

I remember laying in bed with my wife after I had finally turned my situation around when she looked over at me and said, you smell different.

And she was right. I had been changing out shirts faster than a Las Vegas stripper.

I was pretty sure it was a good sign, I just didn’t know exactly why yet.

But now I do, and I monitor my smell or lack thereof to gauge how well things are working.

The Jason’s deodorant I discuss on this page will kill your body odor until you hit about 500 ng/dl of testosterone.

But after that, you’re going to need to do more to tame the beast.

But I need to warn you…

It’s important that you avoid products with a laundry list of chemicals on the label…

Because these chemicals are absorbed transdermally through the skin, where they wreak all kinds of hormonal havoc.

I’ve been looking for a solution to this problem for a long time and I finally found it.

Here’s the trick…

Put equal parts baking soda and arrow root in a glass cup. Then mix in an equal amount of warm virgin coconut oil and stir it up to create a paste.

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(photo credit Sarah Gilbert)

You may have to play with this a bit to get the consistency right, but the ingredients mix together nicely.

Next…

Apply this mixture to both underarms and you’ll knock out body odor for the next 8 hours or so, with no negative side effects.

This mixture dries quickly, isn’t lumpy or messy and has a mild coconut smell that my wife found pleasant.

I’m certain this natural deodorant works because baking soda kills odor and coconut oil kills bacteria, so the combination gets the job done.

Mark

A Coyote Killed a Dog 3 Blocks From My House

 

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(Photo by Yathin S Krishnappa)

A coyote killed a dog 3 blocks from my house…

A lady was out on a walk with her pooch when the beast ran out of the night and snatched Fido right off the leash.

According to a friend of a friend who knows the victim, the dog didn’t even fight back.

Even though he was decent sized.

No big surprise there, because this dog had been raised in a nice neighborhood in the suburbs….

So he hasn’t faced too many challenges in life, unless you call a leisurely stroll through the park a challenge.

But the coyote has lead a much different life.

I’m pretty sure I know the SOB that pulled this heist, and he’s a smart one.

The last time I saw him I was pulling out of my neighborhood at dawn when I spotted him standing in the middle of the street.

Now, you know how dogs are when they come across a car, right?

They’re clueless and have a tendency to do stupid things like walk right in front of it at the wrong time.

But not this canine….

As I pulled up, he stepped off to the side of the road and made direct eye contact with me through the windshield.

I slowed down to a stop and he just stood there looking at me for about 30 seconds.

This eye contact was a direct challenge in animal speak and if I had been another coyote him and I would have had a blood battle.

Because if doesn’t defend his territory, he dies.

Anyway…..

I went to a big outdoor mall on Saturday and this story was on my mind while I was there…

And as I’m walking around looking at people, all I’m seeing are coyote victims.

Soft, suburbanites who couldn’t beat their way out of wet paper bag if their life depended on it…

But there were a couple of exceptions….

One guy stood out in particular. He was a least 70, but he was built and well put together.

As the wife and I walked by he gave her a good look over, then broke his gaze and looked over at me….

And made direct eye contact. And he held it.

So we had this 3 second staring contest as we walked by each other, because I’m thinking about coyotes, so I’m not backing down.

After we passed him by my wife looked over at me and said, he’s a good looking man for an older guy.

And she was right. He wasn’t some soft pooch wasting away in the burbs…

He was a coyote – and women notice these things too.

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Testosterone in the Afternoon

Get more testosterone in the afternoon with this….

The average guy spends 43 minutes a day staring at 10 different women.

And girls play this game too…

So they spend 20 minutes looking at 6 different guys daily, on average.

And it’s interesting…

Because I can always tell when things are going well for me when I start rubber necking a lot…

Especially at women I wouldn’t normally look at.

These days are always sweet, because I’ve got a good hormonal buzz going on when this is happening.

Which begs the question, can we take advantage of this?

Build on it to create a connection between the mind and the testicles to fire up hormone production?

I believe we can, and if you’re smart about it, nobody gets hurt in the process…

And all you need to do is notch things up Just A Little to make this happen.

Example….

I’ve got a running dialog going with a very attractive woman at my local Ralph’s grocery store.

And all I really do is joke around with her a little bit, make comments here and there.

And I also make sure I get busted looking at least once.

Because women see this as a huge compliment if it’s done right.

And since my game face needs to be on when I go there…

I never walk in without a quick look in the mirror and a slight strut in my step.

And the same goes for my visits to the bank, because there’s a teller in there who always smiles when I walk in…

Because I hassle her too.

The way I see it, I’m going to come into contact women, so why not have fun with it…

Use these mini exchanges to fire up the risk-reward response and get an extra shot of dopamine?

Because dopamine will light you up right quick…

And I’ve never met a man with high dopamine who wasn’t firing huge on all cylinders…

Because that’s pretty much impossible.

Remember…

You score Big Man Points when you create little wins like this in your life.

As long as you never cross the line, there’s no downside to this.

Unless….your relationship is on shaky ground.

If it is, ignore everything I just said…

And Do This Instead.

Normal Testosterone Level

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(Guest Post By Dr. Richard Cohen)

Normal Testosterone Level – Are Your Numbers Where They Should Be?

Male estrogens (estradiol) are a testosterone by-product that are produced naturally in the body. In small amounts, they help regulate testosterone production and serve to create testosterone as well as promote bone, brain and sexual health.

But when elevated, male estrogens can suppress testosterone levels as well as directly reduce sex drive, promote fat gain and muscle loss, enlarge the prostate and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Unfortunately, this is exactly the set of problems that we are currently facing.

A combination of our lifestyle and dietary choices, stress, use of medications and alcohol coupled with the pervasive amounts of estrogenic pollutants found in plastics and our water supply are the reasons why estradiol levels are climbing in men.

In fact, we now see men with estrogen levels higher than that of many women.

As estrogen rises in men, normal testosterone levels drop and mammary gland tissue begins to grow (creating male breasts).

This problem is so common that male breast reduction is now the fastest growing surgery in America!

And it is this elevated estrogen level which will reduce the T/E ratio and reduce the critical anabolic to catabolic ratio.  An ideal testosterone to estradiol level is 40 to 60:1. In assessing thousands of men via saliva testing, we find that less than 10% achieve these critical ratios and over 75% of them are less than 35 years old!

Saliva hormone testing is an excellent method to inexpensively test for testosterone levels as well as male estrogen. If testing shows that your male estrogen levels are high and/or you no longer have normal testosterone levels, don’t fret, there are some simple things that you can do.

(1) Lean out!  Fat cells, especially in the abdominal region, produce the aromatase enzyme, which converts testosterone into estrogen. Eliminate alcohol, wheat, commercial dairy, caffeine, soy and any sugars especially in sodas, juices and energy drinks and waters. Only use xyltiol or stevia to sweeten.

(2) Reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption to enable your liver to better remove excess estrogens.

(3) Reduce exposure to plastics containing bisphenol A and phtlates found in soft plastics and non-organic skin, hair and other topical lotions.

(4) Reduce or eliminate and medications that you are regularly taking that may interfere with your healthy liver function. Common medications include NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin), the “statin” class of cholesterol lowering drugs, some heart and blood pressure medications, and some anti-depressants.

(5) Increase the amount of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale these promote the liver to metabolize and excrete excess estrogen. Consider the use of an herbal anti-estrogen and a whole food concentrate formula.

(6) Optimize vitamin D and essential fatty acid levels. Take 4000 iu of vitamin D and enough fish oil to consumer 2000 mg of EPA/DHA. After 4 months of use, assess your vitamin D and essential fatty acid levels to insure you have achieved optimal levels.

(7) Optimize zinc levels. Zinc functions as an aromatase inhibitor for some men. Get 75 mg a day of zinc picolinate for 3 months. Afterwards switch to a wholefoods based zinc such as Innate Response 2 tablets daily.

(8) If after six months, the above protocol does not result in normal testosterone and reduced male estrogen levels, consider a short-term use of the prescription medicine Arimidex (anastrozole), a potent aromatase-inhibiting drug.

Starting at the low dose of 0.5 mg, twice a week increasing to a maximum of 1.0 mg daily four times weekly until levels have returned to normal.

Note: Side effects from this medication is rare.

In conclusion: While testosterone is the ‘master’ male hormone if you have too little or too much estrogen, you will never be able to look and feel your best.

Check Your Testosterone Level Here

How To Hit The Hormonal Jackpot

Here are some interesting statistics for you…

86% of the wealthy believe in lifelong self improvement.

But only 5% of the poor do.

80% of the wealthy are focused on accomplishing a single
important goal at a time.

But only 12% of poor people do this.

81% of the wealthy maintain an action list of things they need
to get done.

But 81% of the poor don’t have any list at all.

84% of the wealthy believe that good habits create good luck.

But only 4% of poor people believe this.

Pretty telling statistics, don’t you think?

I agree.

Remember, the currency around here is testosterone….

And if you’d like to get your hands on more – start acting like a
rich person.

Because their system works.

Get Your Hormones Tested Here

Starch Selection and Stomach Bloating!

I used to believe that excess water weight meant that I was getting fat.

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But now I know better…

Because you can’t lose 8 lbs of body fat in 24 hours. But you can lose 8 pounds of water.

Which is exactly what I did yesterday after I woke up with a load of excess H20 around my gut.

I lost the weight quickly, because that big belly that sprung out of nowhere was really an illusion.

And I knew I could make it disappear just as fast as it showed up, after taking a few simple steps..

Step one was getting back on my probiotic, because I’d slacked off….

So the bad bacteria in my gut had taken over and were obviously kicking butt over the good guys….

So the good guys needed some reinforcements.

But, those beneficial bacteria weren’t going to win this war unless I got this next part right…

Starch selection.

Because if you pick the wrong starch when you backload your carbs you’re going to wind up looking pregnant too…

And if you take this to the extreme and chronically eat a starch you’re intolerant too, you’re going to look like you’re carrying a set of twins.

So it’s important you get this right.

The best starches for humans are fruit based…

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Because fruit was designed by nature to be eaten because this is how the fruit plant spreads its seeds…

So starch from fruits like bananas and plantains are well tolerated by most people.

Problem is, if you rely on fruit starch too much, your diet is going to be very limited, so you’re going to fall off the wagon eventually.

So the key to this problem, is to find some common starches that your system handles well, so you don’t bloat up like a water balloon every time you eat.

It’s very unlikely that wheat starch, or conventional flour fits this bill…

So if you’re still doing wheat, go off it for a week, then watch in amazement as you pee out a gallon or two of water.

Once you’ve done this, its time to start shopping for a carb source that your body deals with efficiently.

Next to fruit, the most likely choice is going to be white rice, so I suggest you test this out first.

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But before you start testing make you’ve earned the right to eat carbs…

Because if you’re not burning them off or storing them in your muscles as fast as you’re eating them, you’re going to grow a Real belly made from Real fat.

And this one won’t be so easy to lose.

The best way to test them out is to eat very clean paleo meals all day long, low in carbohydrates…

Then when you eat dinner, backload one starch only, then closely inspect your belly when you wake up the next morning.

If you don’t bloat up, you can put that starch on your safe list. The next night, test another starch in the same fashion, and so on.

Example….

On day one, eat meat and fruit until dinner time.

When dinner rolls around, eat the same foods, but add a portion of white rice to your plate.

If you get hungry again, you can still eat, just stay with these foods until you go to bed, because eating another item may cause a false positive.

That’s all you need to do to figure this out.

Ideally, you’ll find three starch sources that you tolerate well, so you can cycle them.

Cycling is a good idea in this situation, because if you eat the same food, day in and day out, you’re likely to develop a new intolerance to that starch as well.

So make sure you don’t get stuck on one single starch source.

Here’s a list of starches I suggest you test first….

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  • Plantains
  • Bananas
  • White Rice
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • White Potatoes

When testing this last one, keep in mind that there are two highly specialized fungi that infect white potatoes – Aspergillus and Fusarium.

So when you eat potato, these mold biotoxins may hit you hard if your immune system isn’t prepared to deal with them.

One clue that you’re not dealing effectively is weight gain and the inability to lose it, despite dieting and hard exercise.

And if the weight gain comes with a side of fatigue or brain fog, there’s a good chance you have a problem with one or both of these mycotoxins.

 

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So when you test white potato, keep an extra close watch on the bloat factor, your energy levels and your mental state the next morning.

Many of you will have no problems at all with potato starch, but a few of you will get killed by it, and I happen to fall into that camp.

As a matter of fact, I ate two cups of potatoes the night before my bloating event, so I either have problem with the starch, the mycotoxins, or both.

Of course, I already knew this, but everyone falls off the wagon every once in a while.

Anyway…

If you’re one of my newer followers, you’re probably wondering why I started backloading in the first place…

I explain everything right here.

 

Starch Selection and Stomach Bloating - References: 

Mycotoxins in Potato Tubers

Neurologic and Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Features of Mold and Mycotoxin Exposure

Wheat Flour Proteins in  Patients Suffering From Gastrointestinal Symptoms After Wheat Ingestion

Normal testosterone levels

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Guest post by Dr. Richard Cohen

Do you have normal testosterone levels?

Over the last 50 years, the U.S. government and corporate establishment have vigorously promoted a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, and unlimited amounts of aerobic activity as being healthy (they are not).

Little to no consideration has been given to stopping the flow of not only toxic foods but the poisonous, industrial by-products polluting the environment. As a result, normal testosterone levels have deteriorated at an alarming pace.

Consider the following:

  • Normal testosterone levels are 25% lower than they were 20 years ago.
  • The average male estrogen level is 40% higher than it was 20 years ago.
  • Rates of male infertility are skyrocketing, and expected to double during the next decade.
  • Depression, immune dysfunction, gastrointestinal disease, and cancer rates are all rising.
  • Diabesity (obesity + diabetes) affects more than one billion people worldwide, including 100 million Americans and 50% of all Americans over the age of 65.

Statistics indicate that 4 out of every 10 deaths in the U.S. can be attributed to heart disease; the number is projected to double within the next 50 years.

While conventional medicine wants you to believe that all of these diseases are unrelated conditions—which is a work of fiction created by the pharmaceutical industry (and perpetuated by the medical establishment) to sell more drugs—the truth is that they all share a common origin: our modern lifestyle.

Poor dietary choices and resulting nutrient deficiencies, stress, lack of sleep, too little or too much exercise, exposure to toxic chemicals, and the use of medications, both prescription and over the counter, have all played a direct role in the downfall of our health and hormones.

And declines in normal testosterone levels have been overlooked.

Our disease-oriented, pharmaceutical-driven medical system only recognizes and provides restorative therapies for the one percent of men who suffer from hypogonadism—extremely low levels of testosterone.

And since there are no pharmaceutical options for the millions of men suffering from mild to moderate reductions in testosterone and/or elevated levels of estradiol, they are not offered any restorative treatment.

Even if your doctor was on board with offering a treatment, his or her testosterone replacement plan is, at best, a Band-Aid. Because it is an artificial intervention, and conventional testosterone replacement therapies are not effective.

They do nothing to address any underlying, physiological imbalances; their sole purpose is simply to mask symptoms. They are not easily utilized by the body, which will eventually become resistant to their intended effects over time.

Those who use conventional testosterone replacements are subject to the inevitable side effects—the body becomes susceptible to more and bigger imbalances and it becomes completely incapable of producing its own supply of testosterone.

And this often leads to irreversible testicular atrophy.

Before you decide to restore normal testosterone levels with testosterone replacement, ask yourself: “Do I really want to rely on artificial hormones for the rest of my life?”

If not, it’s time for you to take charge of your own hormonal health.

And you are in the driver’s seat!

Leave the disease and medications to those who are less educated (including your doctor) and opt for the common-sense alternative—a 100% natural, scientifically-proven step-by-step program that will take you far beyond the superficial management of your symptoms.

The first step?

Determine if lack of normal testosterone is at the core of your problems by taking a simple saliva testosterone test to find out where you stand.

If you’d like help with this, you’ll find it Right Here.

Thyroid and Testosterone Levels.

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Hi Mark,

I’ve been treating my thyroid and testosterone levels using the iodine testicle painting.

Since starting I’m no longer falling asleep in the evening, my moods and energy are up and I have a much higher libido which I believe is due to increased testosterone levels.

I responded like this the first day I started, so I was surely iodine depleted.

But I have a question…

My left testicle, which is the bigger of the two, has a slight fullness to it shortly after I paint.

It’s not a pain, but more of a feeling of heaviness.

Is this a normal symptom?

Kevin R.

Thyroid and Testosterone Levels – My response.

Hi Kevin,

A heavy feeling is a normal symptom but you can relieve this fullness easily…

Simply masturbate. (I bet you never thought you’d hear those words coming out of my mouth).

Because an ejaculation will eliminate that heavy feeling in your testicles as soon as you climax and release some sperm.

I prefer to keep this vibe around myself, but feel free to release if you want because you’ve got the libido to back up those extra ejaculations now….

And I bet it feels good, doesn’t it?

And just so you know, this heavy feeling is one of the most common symptoms of this testosterone levels treatment protocol…

Especially in Responders like you who start noticing the benefits from day one.

I believe this happens because your testicles are one of a few organs that uptake iodine directly, so it moves quickly into your testes soon after you paint.

And this influx of iodine sets off a chain of testicular events, one of which is increased sperm synthesis, thus the full, heavy feeling.

That’s my theory at least, but I’m pretty sure I’m right about this.

But lets also discuss your increased energy…

Because this is another positive side effect iodine painters need to be aware of, and the following info will demonstrate this perfectly…

Goiter is a condition where the neck or larynx swells up due to enlargement of the thyroid gland and over 90 percent of all cases of goiter are caused by iodine deficiency.

Now, I’m not sure where you live Kevin, but a huge portion of the United States is known as the Goiter Belt as the map below demonstrates….

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Red colored states have very little iodine in the soil and water and maroon colored states are even worse so these areas are hit especially hard by this condition.

As a matter of fact, prior to the 1920′s before they started adding iodine to table salt, almost half the population in Michigan suffered from thyroid goiters.

Now there’s a staggering statistic for you.

(Note the swollen thyroid in the pic below to see what goiters looks like).

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Iodine deficiency is still extremely common is the green states, but if you live in one of the reds, you need to be hyper aware of this situation.

So if you are a red Kevin, this would explain your iodine depleted state and your extremely rapid response to the painting…

Especially if you consume a lot of locally grown food, that was not grown in soil highlighted in green on the goiter belt map.

And remember, one of the most obvious symptoms of iodine deficiency is fatigue, lack of energy and difficulty staying awake in the evenings.

So your instant boost in energy indicates that your body was sorely lacking in iodine the day you started painting.

But let not forget about your third positive side effect – since increased libido is what most of us around here are interested in getting more of.

I’ve recently added another piece to this puzzle since I did my initial round of research, and it’s a whopper…

You see, people with low iodine levels are more likely to develop cancer of the reproductive organs – cancers that are driven by excess estrogen production.

And when iodine levels fall too low, your body releases a hormone called gonadotrophin in an attempt to get the thyroid going again.

And the hormone that signals your body to produce gonadotrophin is ESTROGEN.

So a positive feedback loop occurs where both gonadotrophin and estrogen go up when iodine levels get too low in your system.

But once you fix your iodine depleted state, estrogen levels decline quickly.

So this painting protocol not only increases testosterone, but it also decreases estrogen if you were iodine depleted to begin with, which many of us are.

And remember….

The estrogen it brings down is estradiol (E2), the type that causes more testicular atrophy in humans than anything else out there.

This may also contribute to the heavy feeling you experience, because once E2 levels go down, your testicles will begin to grow almost immediately, and I’m talking within a matter of hours.

So there you go Kevin…

Thanks for your question, and keep up the good work.

References:

Direct Action of Estradiol on Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone

Life Extension Magazine – The Silent Epidemic of Iodine Deficiency

The Goiter Belt and Hypothyroidism – ehealthMD

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