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Monday, July 4, 2016

Cold Lithuania Borscht aka the "Pink" Soup!

While living in London from 97 to early 99, I made some great Lithuanian friends Ilona and Mantas! At the end of my stay I was in a bit of a bind and needed some friends and distraction. Ilona and Mantas where there for me and helped me out tremendously.

We've spent the days working, Mantas tattooing his clients, just as he does today at and Ilona as a waitress, while I was still a personal trainer.  The evenings we spent at their Apartment in London, drinking wine, listening to music and eating delicious food. I especially loved Ilona's traditional Lithuanian Borscht!

This dish is fantastic for Summer! And if you love yogurt, cucumber and beets.... the more the better.

Cold Lithuanian Borscht is fantastic for those hot summer days, where your are hungy but you want to keep it light and fresh! A cold "Soup" that can be enjoyed alone or like Ilona served it with roasted rosemary potato wedges! YUM! Ok let's get to it!

You will need:

1 lb of beets cooked finely chopped
(I use cooked beets from the grocery store and I chop them with rubber gloves on, as not to stain my hands for days)
1/3 English Cucumber, diced
3 hard boiled eggs diced
1 small bunch of green onions (about for stems, finely chopped)
1 bunch of dill (finely chopped), keep some twigs for garnish
4 cups buttermilk or kefir
1 cup sour cream
1 cup water

Grab a big salad or other bowl, add the beets, the cup of sour cream, cucumber, eggs and stir carefully. Then add the chopped spring onions, the dill, the buttermilk (or kefir) and the water, stir and  season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill in the fridge until you are ready to eat!

Once your ready serve in bowls and garnish with a slice of cucumber, a dill twig and the half of a hardboiled egg if you have extra!

Serve it with boiled or oven baked rosemary potatoes! If you don't feel like doing potatoes it's delicious also with a crusty slices of fresh bread!


Monday, April 25, 2016

Magnet Therapy and Cancer!


By: William H. Philpott, M.D. All rights reserved.

 Kevin Costner Energetix Spokesperson 2012
There are really a lot of advances being made, but looking at cancer the way medicine has looked at cancer is something like looking at a tree and missing the forest.

There are two factors that are always present. What can we do about these two factors? Can we head off cancer, can we reverse cancer; if we manipulate those two factors? Those two factors are acid and lack of oxygen. The local area where the cancer is found is acid and it lacks oxygen.

These are the two factors that are like looking at a tree and not seeing the forest. But, if we just look at what happens to the DNA genetic material that is injured then that's looking at the tree and missing the forest. The problem is that we haven't assessed properly what we can do with the known factors that are always present no matter what else may be present.

Can we manipulate those two factors that always have to be present for cancer to develop and by doing so we reverse the cancer?

I do not claim a cure for any degenerative disease or even guarantee relief of pain or insomnia by means of magnetics. My only claim is that there is evidence justifying definitive controlled research project following FDA guidelines to determine the value and limitations of Magnetic Resonance Bio Oxidative Therapy.

I will give you some case histories of successfully treated cases, but they are indications that we do need the research. You cannot take a single case, no matter how brilliant the results, and claim that it justifies the claim of a cure for a specific disease.

These are studies which will tell us the values and limitations of magnetic treatment. There are certain studies being done at Universities to demonstrate and record for medical literature what the mechanisms of magnetic therapy are.

The body makes its own magnetic fields by oxidation. Humans are electromagnetic. The brain is positive electromagnetic poled and the periphery from the brain on out is negative electromagnetic poled. When we get an injury of some kind the electric field and magnetic field of injury is a positive electromagnetic field.
The body through its mechanism of the nervous system and cells that surround the nervous system concentrates the negative electromagnetic field at the site of injury for healing. It must maintain the negative magnetic field in order for healing to occur.

If it cannot maintain this, healing doesn't occur. It is absolutely necessary that the negative field be present during the healing process. The negative magnetic field is alkalinizing. We have to have the alkalinized area for healing to occur because you cannot have oxygen in an acidic medium.

You can only have molecular oxygen in an alkaline medium. The pH of our blood is 7.4; we are all alkaline. When we go acid, we become sick and we develop all kinds of symptoms. Where ever that acid is that area is inflammatory; we may call it arthritis or if it is in the brain we may call it psychosis. Depending entirely on where the acid state is determines what is going to happen.

We have to have an alkaline state. It is the negative field that maintains the alkaline state, but you don't have to depend on the body through its mechanism to produce that field. You can take an external magnetic field, place it over the area and the body responds the same way as if it were made from itself. That is why we can use a magnetic field like that.

Lets just look at what a normal cell is and what a cancer cell is. A normal cell is alkaline, it has to be or oxygen could not be there and make its energy. We have a substance called adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which makes biological energy through the use of oxygen (oxidative phosphorylation). So, it is alkaline and it has a lot of available molecular oxygen. That is the way we make our energy.

The human cell has the ability to do this, but infectious micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, intestinal parasites) and cancer cells use another method. It is called fermentation phosphorylation. They make ATP (their energy) through fermentation that does not require any oxygen.

In fact, if there was a lot of oxygen there it would not work either. The presence of oxygen and the alkaline state would inhibit it from even functioning so it has to be acid and it has to have little or low oxygen. Human cells have the ability to make ATP by oxidation phosphorylation or substrate level (fermentation) phosphorylation.

When we exercise vigorously and use up all our ATP and we do not have oxygen there because we are still exercising, the muscle cells will fall back on fermentation phosphorylation to make ATP, but only temporarily. Fermentation phosphorylation cannot sustain life for humans. It is only a temporary patch for us.
It will not sustain human life but it will sustain the life of a cancer cell and bacteria, fungi, viruses, and intestinal parasites because that is the way they make ATP. These two mechanisms of making energy are incompatible. Either one is working or the other one is working, but they are never both working at the same time.

The normal human cell has a lot of molecular oxygen and a normal alkaline pH. The cancer cell has an acid pH and lack of oxygen.

How do we get acid states? We maladaptively react to foods, chemicals, inhalants, toxins. They all produce acid states locally and even sometimes we can measure it systemically, but more locally where the symptom is.

Bruises, inflammations, infections, etc. are acid. Anything that makes the areas acid is a predisposition to the development of cancer over the long run. Your food reactions (immunologic allergies, non-immunologic maladaptive reactions, addictions) are predisposing you to the development of cancer.

Another mechanism can happen. We get an estimate of 10,000 injuries to our genetic material called DNA in the course of a day from Carcinogenic chemicals. The DNA can be healed (repaired) as long as that cell has plenty of oxygen and has an alkaline medium. We are repairing our DNA all the time, but if it is in an acid state it doesn't repair. The cancer cell gets injured and since it is in an acid state it cannot repair so it reproduces itself with its defective injured DNA.

The way we can defeat cancer is to make the conditions under which cancer cannot exist.
We raise the alkalinity of the area with a negative magnetic field. The negative magnetic field also raises the oxygen level.

Where does the oxygen come from? There are several ways of doing oxygen therapy such as hyperbaric oxygen, ozone, releasing oxygen out of hydrogen peroxide through the enzymatic action of catalase. All of those depend on the diffusion of the oxygen into the cell.
Diffusion is a defective way of trying to get oxygen into the cells since you cannot continuously do these treatments. You can't just live under hyperbaric oxygen for weeks or months or you can't continuously give ozone. I have given thousands of ozone treatments and several thousand hyperbaric oxygen treatments. Are they useful? Of course they are useful.

They have a various serious defect, 1) you cannot maintain it and 2) you are dependent on diffusion into the cell. The cell is already swollen and it is hard to diffuse oxygen into the swollen cell. If we use the negative magnetic field, we make an alkaline state immediately and the edema is corrected so the oxygen can now be there.

But, where does the oxygen come from?
We have oxidation-reduction so oxygen is reduced into free radical oxygen and acid. We all would die if we did not have a whole series of enzymes which release oxygen back to its molecular state. Enzymes are a series of amino acids with a co-factor vitamin and a mineral activator.
Enzymes work only because there is an energy field that makes them work. That energy field is usually identified as electrostatic or magnetic. In fact the magnetic field has been measured and recorded when the enzyme is doing its work. The negative magnetic field is the energy field that spins electrons counter clockwise.

This is the energy field that activates these enzymes to reverse the acids and thus release the oxygen that is bound in these acids. The oxygen is bound and has no value in terms of oxidation until released back to the molecular state. It now functions again to give us more energy.
A negative magnetic field is the energy for the enzymes to do this. That is why putting a negative magnetic field over cancer causes the cancer to die. It has no energy and it can't make its energy anymore because now this is an alkaline state and we are activating all the enzymes to release the oxygen that is already there inside and around the cells.
You don't diffuse oxygen in the cells, it is already there and we release it. This is far superior to ozone therapy, hyperbaric therapy or intravenous hydrogen peroxide alone. This is much more oxygenating and from within. You don't pull the oxygen in or push it in. It is released from within.

That is the secret of why cancer dies. You see, if we provide the condition for optimum cellular function with oxygen and the right pH what do we have? We have the breath of life for the human cell and the kiss of death for the cancer cell, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and intestinal parasites. This is a beautiful antibiotic.

The following are observations of single cases which demonstrate the justification of definitive research following FDA guidelines:

A seventy-five year old female suddenly developed a rapid growing invasive melanoma on her forehead. This had the clinical appearance of a serious malignant melanoma. Three months of continuous treatment with a negative magnetic field and the melanoma had dried up and peeled off with new skin under the area.
There was a depression in the forehead and with three more weeks of application of the negative magnetic field this depressed area filled in and there is no evidence of a scar. There is no way to tell where the tumor was.

A male diagnosed by biopsy of having a prostatic cancer with bone metastasis to the sacral area was treated continuously over the sacral and lower abdominal areas which would radiate into the pelvic area and thus place the pelvic area in the magnetic field. Three months later there was no evidence of bone cancer on X-Ray. The PSA had changed from an original abnormal 28 to a normal 2.

A male in his late 20's with an inoperable glioblastoma of the brain which had rendered him unconscious and completely unresponsive to the environment was corrected by a continuous negative magnetic field applied to the head. A female with cancer of the lung with a symptom of loss of appetite breathed negative poled oxygen for a period of four hours and her appetite returned.

A male with cancer had been treated with chemotherapy. Two years later the oncologist decided it would be wise to undergo a second course of chemotherapy. During his first chemotherapy treatment he lost his hair and his fingernails and toenails. During the second course of chemotherapy he did not lose his hair, fingernails or toenails.
The oncologist asked him what he had done differently this time than the first time. The only changes he had made in his lifestyle was that he was sleeping on a negative poled magnetic bed pad.

It may be that the entrance of magnetics into oncology will be furthered by this ability of an exposure to a negative magnetic field as reducing the side effects of chemotherapy.

Oncologists are now beginning to add nutrients to their program because of the demonstrated evidence of a reduction of side effects of their treatment. We cannot blame the oncologists for not trusting an area that does not have adequate statistics to prove its value as yet.

It is logical that he should proceed to use what he has learned to trust however, if by adding the dimension of magnetic exposure to his patient he will have less side effects then this could be very attractive to the oncologist.

Enzymes are composed of chains of amino acids and are made by cells. The oxidoreductase enzyme system through multiple enzymes has the functional capacity to release oxygen from its bound state in acids and also catalyze oxygen free-radical to hydrogen peroxide in which there is a common pathway by which the enzyme catalase catalyzes hydrogen peroxide to molecular oxygen and water.

Enzymes function requires a vitamin co-factor, a mineral activator and a electrostatic-magnetic energizer. An enzyme is capable of catalysis without being itself destroyed. Specific enzymes are composed of specific chains of amino acids which requires a specific vitamin co-factor and a specific mineral activator. The enzyme binds to the substrate which combination serves as an "electron sink" capable of removing electrons from bound oxygen, that is, electron bound oxygen. Oxidoreductase enzyme function releasing oxygen from acids requires a base medium for effective function.

A negative magnetic field keeps the alkali buffer system intact and thus makes a favorable medium for oxidoreductase catalysis. Enzymes are "stabilized electrostatically by strategically placed acids, bases, metal ions or dipoles that are part of the structure of the enzyme".

A negative magnetic field would directly affect the enzyme function by inhibiting the acid area, enhancing the base area and giving an electromagnetic negative direction to the dipole thus, favoring oxidoreductase enzyme catalysis. A measurable magnetic field is present during catalysis.

A catalytic reaction has an electric field. Since a magnetic field is always present in an electric field when electron movement occurs then a magnetic field is present during catalysis. In fact, the identification of a magnetic field during catalysis is a method of identifying the evidence of a catalytic reaction.

Thus it can be understood that an external magnetic field will influence catalysis. The direction of the enzyme catalytic reaction can be influenced by the specific separate magnetic pole used. A negative magnetic pole alkalinizes and thus provides the necessary alkaline medium for catalysis freeing.

The enzyme-substrate binding energy is used to mobilize the substrate at the active site and hold it next to the catalytic group; this binding energy is apparently available for use but is generally not utilized in uncatalyzed reactions.
The utilization of binding energy has a profound effect on enzymatic reactions. The increased efficiency of enzyme catalysis during exposure to a negative magnetic field is indicative of a negative magnetic field enhancing the substrate binding capacity between an enzyme and a substrate and thus, enhances the efficiency of the catalysis.

It is understandable that this increased binding capacity could function through dipoles between the enzyme and the substrate.
Enzyme catalysis can be given direction by separate positive or negative magnetic pole exposure.

A positive magnetic field exposure supports general-acid enzyme catalysis and a negative magnetic field exposure supports general-base enzyme catalysis. Oxidoreductase enzyme catalysis converting bound oxygen to molecular oxygen is a general-base catalysis and thus is supported and enhanced by a negative magnetic field exposure.
When conditions are favorable, enzyme catalysis response is very rapid; being a portion of a second. A negative magnetic field provides the favorable pH and energy dynamics for efficient, rapid enzyme catalysis which frees oxygen bound in acids, hydrogen peroxide, and superoxide back to functional molecular oxygen.

The presence of an abundance of molecular oxygen makes possible the development of biological energy through the oxidative phosphorylation production of ATP and provides the conditions necessary for growth, healing, DNA repair, defense against microorganism infection, oxidative detoxification of toxins many of which are acids as well as the death of cancer cells.
Enzymes give both direction and facilitation of responses. An electrostatic-magnetic energy field is always involved in catalytic responses. Therefore, an external magnetic field can be used to either facilitate or inhibit enzyme actions in specific directions by separating the poles and having a sufficiently high gauss strength.

Enzymes associated with their vitamin co-factor and mineral activator do not function by their presence only but require an energy activator. This enzyme catalytic energy activator has been documented as being an electrostatic-magnetic energy field. Enzyme responses can be driven in a specific direction.

In the case of oxidoreductase enzyme catalytic responses freeing bound oxygen to molecular oxygen it is facilitated by a negative magnetic field. This negative magnetic field is identified by a magnetometer as electromagnetic negative.
The negative magnetic field energy activated oxidoreductase enzyme catalase system is a remarkable, highly efficient system which turns (detoxifies) harmful toxic acids into harmless and biologically necessary alkali and most remarkable of all is a source of providing body cells with an abundance of necessary molecular oxygen for biological energy production.

There are multiple sources of these toxic acids such as
1) acid reduction end-products of oxidation reduction metabolism
2) microorganism produced acid toxins from bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasite metabolism when present
3) acid toxins from cancer cell metabolism when present
and so forth.

Amazingly, these negative magnetic field energy activated oxidoreductase enzymes reverse these biologically death dealing enzyme toxic acids into the very breath (O2) of biological life energy making possible regulated cellular multiplication, growth, healing, destruction of infectious microorganisms and the death of cancer cells.

Robert O. Becker demonstrated the presence of a negative electromagnetic signal at the sight of healing during the healing process. However, when he used an electric electromagnetic pole to treat cancer the cancer grew with either the positive or negative pole.

This was an unfortunate experiment since had he used a negative static field from a permanent magnet rather than an electric probe for producing the magnetism he would have demonstrated that the negative magnetic field kills cancer.

Robert O. Becker demonstrated that a negative magnetic field produced by the body governs healing. The final step in negative magnetic pole healing has been that of continuous exposure to the negative magnetic pole field of a permanent magnet that is larger than the lesion being treated in which case cancer cells die or are repaired and return to normal functioning human cells.

It is my opinion that with the knowledge now available medical science is prepared for rapid demonstration of the most effective way of treating cancer. This new direction of treating cancer with a negative magnetic field alkaline- oxygenation is so drastically different than the status quo of cut it out and kill it with toxins that it will logically take a while to override the resistance to change and the drive to maintain the status quo.

There are several favorable conditions that may make it easier for the physician to accept magnetics as an answer to cancer which are the fact that magnetics as applied for both diagnosis and treatment of humans is accepted and that several instruments for these purposes have been marketed with approval by the FDA and have gained a respected acceptance in medical circles.
What we are simply observing here is that an area that has already been accepted in medicine is now demonstrating a larger scope of value than originally conceived.

S. Meryl Rose demonstrated that the biological electromagnetic energy that heals also kills cancer. Robert O. Becker demonstrated that a sustained electromagnetic negative polarity is present during the healing process. I have observed that a sustained static field negative magnetic polarity from a permanent magnet destroys cancer while at the same time sustaining the normal healing process without scar formation.

These observations do not give us the right to claim a cure for cancer. It does give us a strong and solid indication as to the type of research we should be doing to discover a cure for cancer.
Only after extensive controlled studies extending over a five year or longer period that remains consistent with the present findings can a claim be made that a negative magnetic field is beneficial in the treatment of cancer.

There is still a long and hard road ahead before a claim of a cure for cancer can ethically or scientifically be made. My only claim is that we are justified in our research.

Medical science has been focusing on minutia to find an answer for cancer while at the same time glossing over the larger picture. It is something like being unable to see the forest because of focusing on the individual trees. The larger picture is that cancer only develops in an acid-hypoxia cellular tissue state.
This is true no matter what the individual influences may be such as toxic substances, carcinogenic chemicals, and so forth. The state of acid-hypoxia also has to be present in order for cancer to develop.

The development of cancer always involves injury to the DNA. This injured DNA can be repaired as long as an alkaline-hyperoxia associated with a negative magnetic field is present. Robert O. Becker M. D, demonstrated the necessity of a negative magnetic field being present for healing to occur.

Healing involves appropriate cellular division. It is of interest to note that cancer dies when in an area where healing is occurring. During the healing process the body concentrates the negative magnetic field at the site of injury in order for healing to occur. A negative magnetic field governs the normal healing process including DNA repair and at the same time kills cancer cells.

The discovery that a negative magnetic field controls cellular division during healing has also led to the evidence that the negative magnetic field kills cancer.

The National Institute of Health convened a committee under the Alternative Medicine Division to advise research concerning electromagnetism. Two physicians and six physicists composed this committee. Robert Becker, M.D. and myself were the physicians.

I am ready to change the formulation to conform to known scientific facts. I only hope that if and when my observation necessitates a reformulation of science that the basic scientist will change the presumed facts of science to fit the observed facts.

My fond hope is that the information now available will break the deadlock in cancer research and set a new direction for cancer research which will incorporate information from "Energy Medicine". I hope there will develop a proliferation of setting up Institutional Review Boards monitoring Magnetic Resonance Bio Oxidative Therapy.

We are at a very fortunate stage of the development of magnetic energy application to humans in that we have been preceded by the extensive pre-marketing studies for magnetic resonance imagery. This resulted in the FDA classifying the application of magnetic field energy to humans as "not essentially harmful" therefore, there is no further toxicity studies needed.

The research organization makes an assessment of the data received when there is adequate data on any one area for review. Publication in peer review literature is then sought after the committee has decided that there data justifies publication.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

How does Magnet Therapy work

ENERGETIX Magnet Strip 2200 Gauss Surface Strength

How Do Magnets Work?

There is still much research and debate about how magnets work. Different theories have been put forward by manufactures of magnetic products. Here is a summary of the largely accepted views held by doctors and researchers.

When a magnet is applied to the body, muscles and soft tissue lengthen and relax, waves pass through the tissue and secondary currents are induced. When those currents clash with magnetic waves they produce impacting heat on electrons in the body cells. These impacting heats are very effective in the reduction of muscle swelling and pain. Movement of haemoglobin in the blood vessels is accelerated- this has been observed in both thermo graphic and nuclear medicine studies – while calcium, cholesterol and lactic acid deposits in the blood are decreased.

The fatigued blood is cleansed and circulation is increased. There is also significant evidence of a pain-blocking mechanism in nerve fibers themselves when subjected to magnetic fields. Researchers have been able to shift the resting potential (thereby raising the required stimulus to pain) of nerve cells in the laboratory by 25 per cent using the Norso Dynamag technology. High-strength magnets can cause anaesthesia, in the tissue, through a principal in physics called the Hall Effect, a thermal impact that occurs within the cell which can affect nerve signals.

Two vital things occur when a magnet is placed on the skin. The soft tissue will lengthen and help to relax a muscle or ligament that is damaged/traumatized. It will work in an area and depth directly proportionate to the type and strength of magnet used. Presuming you have one of the better magnets, you should be able to effect a change to a radius of between 3-5 inches around and one magnet and to a similar depth.
ENERGETIX MagnetHeart2200 Surface Gauss 

As the tissue relaxes blood flow that has been blocked from entering the damaged site is allowed in and increased. We can see this by thermal imaging. Normally an injured site, whether arthritis, torn muscles or another condition, will be surrounded by inflammation. This can consist of lactic acids, calcium and other deposits—basically the site id ‘hot’ with acidity. The increase in blood flow brings with it increased alkalinity. Acidity hates to be in an alkaline environment and this is where the body starts to generate its own healing. Magnets merely encourage it in a truly dramatic way. So, the tissue relaxed blood flows increased and detoxify the area started. Next, the thermal impact occurs inside the cells. As the blood in our body continuously circulates it periodically comes close to the magnet placed on the skin above. The ions in the blood become agitated and are attracted to the magnet, atomic particles begin to spin inside the cell, and they go into the Hall Effect and in doing so get ‘switched on’. This ‘switching on’ means the body kicks in with its own beta-endorphin (pain-relieving) system.

To recap, the Magnet has:
  • lengthened and relaxed tissue.
  • begun the process of flushing out debris and inflammation from the site.
  • kicked in the body’s own pain-relieving system.
These are the key points a user of magnetic products must understand of you wish to treat yourself and your family successfully. If you understand that the product works where it is placed, you will not fall into the trap of buying a wristband to help with pain in your knee. If a magnet is going to work for you, it can happen within hours when quality magnets are placed over the damaged area. Normally we expect to see improvements within 1-7 days, when you are directly treating the site of pain.

A wristband or sufficiently strong bracelet is fine if you have hand or wrist pain, or if you want to maximize your general health and detox your body. You will keep it there, as it is easy to wear there. But there is little point in relaxing and promoting blood flow to your wrist if your problem is your lower back!
ENERGETIX Flexible Bracelet1200 Surface Gauss

Wearing a magnet anywhere on the body will still have the same detoxifying effect on the blood, after a period of time. As mentioned before, the agitation within the circulating cells releases the debris that clings to the walls of the cell. One thing you must remember when you use magnet therapy is to drink at least 4-5 glasses of water a day. You need to flush out of your system the toxins the magnets are releasing. Coffee, tea (whether herbal or not) and fruit juice are just not the same as water. The liver reads them as food.

If your general health is good, and you have no immediate areas to be healed, then by all means wear a magnetic bracelet. It is the simplest most effective way of compensating for man-made EMF (electro-magnetic field) pollutants that deplete our systems. It will help to boost and support the body’s own bio-energy system. Choose a ‘north-pole’ bracelet and make sure it is sufficiently strong to affect changes.

Buyer Be-conscious

Before you buy your magnets:
You must to remember one or two key points in determining the right product to buy. You have to remember the term GAUSS RATING. The gauss of a magnet determines it strength. There is a gauss at the centre (core) of the magnet and one at its surface.
  • NEODYMIUM – The ‘King’ of Magnets.
These magnets are made up to three metals: boronferrite and neodymium. Neodymium is a rare earth metal and expensive. The quantity in the manufacture will be directly reflected in the power of output the magnet will have.

Top-quality neodymium will have surface gauss of 1,200 or higher. This magnet will have an impact of 3-4 inches on the skin both in radius and in depth of penetration.

They are called ‘permanent’ magnets and they will hold their fields for up to 15 years. These magnets should be used for most soft-tissue damage as they are the most likely to get the best results in areas such as back, knees, hips, shoulders etc..

  • A less expensive magnet is a FLEXIBLE one. A flexible is approximately 2,750 gauss at its core. This will have an impact on tissue of between 1-2 inches. Flexible magnets are used for fingers, thumbs and wrist wraps, where less penetration is required. They are also available for backs and knees, but for these deeper areas the use of neodymium magnets are strongly advised.
A flexible magnet generally holds its field for 5-6 years.
  • CERAMIC magnets are generally found in pillow pads and sleep systems. Their gauss is 3,950  and they promote relaxation whilst you sleep. They also kick in the pineal gland.
Ceramic magnets are far less costly than neodymium magnets, and so manufactures can readily build them into large items, such as mattress pads, at a fraction of the cost that neodymium’s would be.

From the Modern Time Travelers Collection 

Please consider using Magnets for your ailments! You not only look great wearing them, you'll save money over time and you won't poison your body with Chemicals!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Spicy Tofu and Rice Stacks

I know I haven't posted anything in a while, well life is moving at a fast pace and things fall by the wayside. New business, new hobbies, the dog, the job everything takes time away from everything else, but yesterday I thought I really have to try to do something with this blog. So there I was and I saw a post how someone used their molds to do a sashimi inspired dish. So I thought, Katja bring out the molds.

You will need:

1 pack of firm tofu
2 small avocados or one large mashed
1 medium cucumber peeled and cubed
white or brown rice 8 oz cooked
soy sauce
Lemon juice

I started out by slicing some firm tofu, season it with salt, pepper and garlic and fried it in a pan until it was browned and crunchy on the outside, then set it aside, let it cool and chop it up in cubes.
Next take the two avocados, mash and season with salt and pepper, add some lemon juice to prevent from browning.

Slice and cube your cucumber

Mix about 2 or 3 tablespoons of mayo with Siracha (depending on how hot you want it)
Next arrange all your ingredients and set up your mold. 

Start with a layer of cucumber, then add the mashed avocado, next comes the tofu and then the rice, make sure to press down firmly.

A. Set up all ingredients
B. Cubed Cucumber      
C. Mashed Avocado      
D. Tofu                          
E. Finish with Rice        

Then turn you mold upside down so cucumber is on top of the stack! Add a dollop of SirachaMayo and some Sesame Seeds and VOILA! A healthy Snack! Or light Lunch!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Venturing into Art

Well.... I admit, I get bored easily and switch back and forth with cooking, baking, sports and all that other great stuff, but recently I felt like I was lacking in the creative department. So I said to myself... come on do something! And so I went out and got some supplies...

Like plain stretched canvas, gold leaf, modge podge, paper, paint, glue, ornaments, studs and ribbone, not necessarily in that order.....

And this is what I did with it!
"ChiFriends" 16 x 20 Mixed Media $59.00 plus s & h
The Chihuaha's have been finished today and are ready to ship at any time. Mixed Media on stretched canvas, 16 x 20 inches! One of a kind! $59.00 plus s & h

"Dobie" Mixed Media 12 x 16 SOLD
The Doberman Portrait is 12 x 16 inches and has been SOLD! Please contact me of any custom pieces! I will continue to make pieces in different colors and of different breeds!

Any feedback or special requests are welcome! Part of proceeds will be donated to Animal Rescue!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The History of Magnet Therapy

Magnet Therapy is both ancient practice and a frontier science. What is now being investigated by our scientists and physicians was first put into practice at least four thousand years ago. Historical records track the use of magnets for healing our bodies' ills back to around 2000 BC. It was then that the oldest known medical treatise, The Yellow Emperors's Book of Internal Medicine, was penned. In what would become the bible of traditional Chinese medicine, Houangh-Ti laid out approaches to treating internal body imbalances by introducing external energy.

One such way of doing so was the insertion of needles in energetically charged points - a practice we know as acupuncture. Another therapeutic way of influencing these points and their associated energy channels (meridians) was through the application of lodestones. Once ancient text describes how to treat deafness magnetically by simultaneously placing a mixture of herbs in the patient's ear and a piece of iron in the patient's mouth. A contemporary Chinese veterinary medicine text indicates that magnets wer traditionally used to treat horses as well as people. (We actually treat many of our horses at the Golden Carrot with magnet bandages to speed up healing time and reduce swelling).

It is also believed that the Vedas, the religious scriptures of the Hindus, came into being around the same time as the Yellow Emperor's Treatise. The Vedas extensive teachings included descriptions of wide variety of ailments using ashamana or siktavati - instruments of stone that many suspect were lodestones (magnets)

Interestingly, both traditional Chinese and Indian medicine (Ayurveda) are based on the concept of health's being dependent on the unimpeded flow of life force. The Chinese call it CHI or QI, while the Indians call it PRANA. Both systems also speak of channels connected with energy distribution. In Chinese medicine, these are the meridians, while the Indian esoteric literature speaks of nadis.

The ancient Egyptians viewed all forms of illness as imbalances between the patient and the cosmos. Like the Chinese and the Indians, the Egyptians believed that physical disease was a result of energetic imbalances. Gemstones were a very important part of their culture, and many believe that knowledge of the unique healing properties of these various minerals and crystals originated with the Egyptian healer priests. It is widely claimed that Cleopatra wore a lodestone (magnetic stone) on her forehead to maintain her youthfulness and beauty. Temple and tom paintings are replete with images of Egyptians communicating and healing (electromagnetically) through their hands.

When we look at the seventh century B.C., we find Thales of Miletus, a Greek mathematician and philosopher who preceded Hippocrates (the father of medicine) by a couple of hundred years, connecting lodestones with some type of animal spirit. Some feel that Hippocrates's fifth-century B.C. writings indicate that he used magnets to assist the body in its self-healing process. And Aristotle is reputed to have spoken of the therapeutic properties of magnets as well.

In modern day America, Magnet Therapy came to the forefront when Connecticut physician Elisha Perkins was given a patent in 1795 for his magnetic tractor. His little handheld device was gently and repeatedly moved by the practioner over the afflicted body part to "pull off" the energetic field that Perkins believed was the source of the malady.

Hearts Forever Collection
The use of static magnets became very popular after the Civil War, with a variety of products being sold through mail-order catalogs. The advent of AC, a few decades later, gave inventors the tools to develop electromagnetic healing devices. Electromagnetic therapy, included in the medical textbooks of the day, became an accepted treatment option for a wide variety of ailments.

With the emergence of over the counter drugs, NSAIDS and antibiotics, Magnetic Therapies fell by the wayside. But many of these OTC's are not so wonderful after all. Many popular painkillers can cause gastro-intestinal bleeding, ulcers and kidney damage, others will damage the liver.

More and more people are looking to additional treatment methods or alternatives that are natural and non-toxic. Today we know more about how and why magnets heal, and researchers and clinicians around the world are busy doing more research every day.

We know magnets can improve sleep, increase energy levels, improve healing of soft tissue injuries, diminish pain in Osteoarthritis patients and generally increase your feeling of well-being.

ENERGETIX Bingen believes in the philosophy and the findings of the ancient medicines and uses the power of magnets in all it's jewelry. We combine sophisticated exclusive design jewelry with the benefits and power of magnets. Unless otherwise indicated our jewelry and accessories have one or more neodymium magnets of at lease 0.12 Tesla. Our customers wear our jewelry because they are fascinated by its radiance and want to have the power of magnets in their immediate vicinity at all times. All our jewelry and accessories have the same purpose, to give people moments of well-being in their daily life. Each of these moments tells us we are on the right track.

The MagnetHeart is one of our most popular wellness accessories for men and women. It has a powerful neodymium magnet of .22 Tesla and can be worn anywhere on the body. It consists of two parts: the magnetic element which exerts its magnetic force on the body and is worn under the clothing with the logo turned towards the skin and the matching counterpart which is worn on the outside and holds the magnet in place. To purchase the Magnet Heart go just click HERE 

If you would like to see any of our other beautiful items please browse our catalog by clicking on the catalog below and it will bring you to our website. Once there, click on the catalog, hover over the items you would like and voila.... straight to the shopping cart!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Seven Spoons "International Inspired Skillet Meals for Two" my Review

We all know that sometimes there is no time to cook from scratch and as I like going grocery shopping, I always try to look for new things I could try, should I need anything really fast, or because I'm just too plain lazy to cook from scratch.

So recently I went to Sprouts and saw  "Seven Spoons" frozen meals for two....

Looks deliscious right? Well I can't say it didn't taste good, but buyer beware and look at contents closely..... out of the net weight of 654gr (23.1 oz) only 36 grams or 1.29 oz is CHICKEN!!!

I couldn't believe it.... this is supposed to be a meal for 2 people, but the amount of chicken/protein in it is 1.29 oz? And all the rest is guess what white rice a few cashews and sauce....

This is just amazing to me, how in the world do these food companies get away with this? Come on, 1.29 oz of chicken so pretty much that's 0.65 oz/ 18 grams of chicken/protein per person?

That's the amount of protein a 4-9 year old child needs in a day! How are you going to market your product as a meal for two?? This is not a meal for 4 - 9 year old children.... it's an adult meal!

For example an inactive adult male with a body weight of 185 lbs needs at least 66 grams of protein to just sustain his body functions..

Well needless to say, this is not a product I would ever buy again. Not because it didn't taste good, but because it's just wrong to advertise this as a balanced meal.... out of one portion of 328 grams.... 18 grams are actually protein, the rest..... processed white rice, a few nuts and sauce! SO disappointing!

If you ever get tempted to buy it.... just buy it for the seasoning in the sauce, which is terrific but just go and get some extra chicken to toss in..... cause otherwise, you'll have to go find it amongst all the excess rice!

Friday, September 26, 2014

ENERGETIX Bingen! Beauty and Power! Exceptional Quality Jewelry with the benefits of Wellness!

Here I am embarking on a new adventure.... YES it's jewelry! Beautiful, versatile and of exceptionally high quality, this new range of jewelry is only now starting to sell in the US. ENERGETIX Bingen is fast becoming a favorite of the Stars and has been for a while. And I am joining them as an Independent Consultant!

Kevin Costner, Sharon Stone, Paris Hilton and newest Spokesperson Katie Melua, love our jewelry! 

For centuries Eastern and Alternative Medicine have used the power of magnets in their therapy different illnesses. 

And in a recent study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston found magnets to be more effective than sham magnets at blocking pain caused by post-polio syndrome. 

In other studies, magnets have proven effective against Fibromyalgia - Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston showed that magnets help relieve muscle pain caused by this mysterious condition. In the study, patients who slept on magnetic mattresses experienced greater pain relief than patients who slept on ordinary mattresses.

But most of the jewelry one could find that integrated magnets was really not attractive, it looked cheaply made, wasn't well designed and usually really unattractive, this all changes NOW! With ENERGETIX Bingen

The current Collections are fantastic and also affordable! Click on the name of the collection and you will be able to see the full range on our website!
Dark Romance Collection

Oriental Fascination Collection

 Christmas is coming and these are fantastic presents! With the benefits of Magnets, increasing your well-being! 

If you would like to be part of this exciting opportunity and grow with us, please contact me HERE! Can also learn more about the opportunity on our "How it works" page! Come join us, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for! 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Gluten Free Breeze...With My Marine: Friday {Re}flection

This is my fabulous friend Bree, a great writer and a well of knowledge about Celiac Disease! It was her that inspired me to make some gluten-free stuff.... check out her blog!

A Gluten Free Breeze...With My Marine: Friday {Re}flection


Monday, June 16, 2014

Furbaby Fashion Statements!

So, by now you might all know how much I love to do different things..... like cooking, riding horses, playing with my pooch and doing whatever I can to help animals in need!

Well we're going to be at a 4th of July event showcasing TheGoldenCarrot and I thought I need to make something different.... something that allows us to show 4th of July Pride with our 4legged Babies as well....

So I started making Bows! Yes you heard me right..... I made those bows, with my own hands! Aren't they cute! And they look great and are easy to put on.... just slip the elastic over the one end of your dogs collar and voila...... FASHION!

The best thing is.... I can send them to you! $5.95 per bow, including shipping and $1.00 per bow goes directly to the Horses of TGC!

Let me know which ones you like and I can send them to you, please email me for payment details or more information!

I've created an album on my FB Page, please go and check them out! I will be adding other Designs as well! Please just click on the link

BowTies for FurBabies!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Classic "ApfelStrudel" or AppleStrudel!

So after a long long time on break, I am finally starting to cook again. We currently have some guest in our spare room that we have been renting out on AirBnb  and they have some European Heritage, I thought I take this opportunity to make a classic ApfelStrudel! We ate Apfelstrudel as kids all the time as my grandma and my aunt were experts in getting the dough really really thin and we just loved it as dessert or main course.

Here is what you need for the dough:
200 g fine flour
125 ml water
1tablespoon oil
sprinkle of salt
flour for dusting
butter, melted to brush on
oil to brush on

I always prepare the dough first and then work on the rest of the ingredients, but that is entirely up to you.

For the filling:
1kg apples, peeled, quartered and sliced in 3 mm pieces
150 g breadcrumbs
150 g sugar
80 g butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla-sugar
2 tablespoons rum (I used Amaretto  this time)
80 g raisins, I don't like them so I left them out

Ok lets start:

On a clean surface, make a mound with your water and create a little indentation, add the oil and the salt and start combining these ingredients with a fork, little by little add the water until everything is combined and you have a smooth dough. Dust your hands with flour and kneed the dough until smooth and no longer sticky. Transfer the dough on a plate, brush with oil and let rest for at least 30 minutes (or as long as it takes you to prepare the remainder of the ingredients.

Now the filling:

In a big bowl, mix the sliced apples with the sugar, cinnamon and the rum, add the raisins if you are using them and set aside for a while. In a small pan, melt the butter and roast your breadcrumbs until they are golden brown, set aside to cool.

Preparing the dough for filling:

Take a large kitchen towel and dust with flour, place the doug in the middle and roll into a square with a rolling pin (dust the rolling pin with flour so the dough doesn't stick to it), roll out as thin as possible, then brush with melted butter and let it rest for 5 minutes, once you are done you can pull the dough thinner by moving your hands underneath the dough with the backs of your hands up and pulling slowly away from the center without getting any wholes in it.

Once the dough is thin enough, sprinkle with the breadcrumbs, then add the apple mixture and roll up tightly using the kitchen towel. Tuck under the ends and transfer carefully onto a buttered baking sheet. Be careful to not make any holes.

Brush generously with melted butter and bake in a pre-heated 425 degree oven for 40 minutes. It should be golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar!

Serve hot or cold on its own or with vanilla sauce or icecream!

Bon Apetite!

As a variation, you can use ground almonds or hazelnuts and my aunt used to add a couple of dollops of sour cream!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Vegan Chili

So my friend Casey is vegan and it's hard for her to cook, as she is so busy with caring for 45 horses, a dozen dogs and donkeys that she just doesn't have the time.... so whenever I visit her at the ranch I try to bring her something I make at home....

It's cold up in Anza so I made her a

VEGAN CHILI and here is the recipe:

1,5 cups Bob's Red Mill High Protein TVP(Textured Vegetable Protein) rehydrated,
1 can chopped tomato
1 large onion chopped
3 or 4 cloves garlic chopped
2 cans tomato juice ( I used spicy)
3 tbsp tomato puree
1 cup Barley
1 can black beans (more if you like more beans)

spices: paprika, black pepper, chili, cayenne, salt, italian herb blend and a little ground cumin

chop the onion and garlic set aside

rehydrate the TVP according to package instructions

put a little oil in a large pot, and add the onions cook until translucent, then add the garlic and cook a little longer
add in the TVP, the tomato juice, the chopped tomato and the tomato puree and stir well
then add in the barley….. if the consistency is too thick add some water…. as the barley needs it to cook and absorb

add your seasonings to taste

cook until the barley is "al dente" (so it still has a little bite to it) about 20 minutes

then add the can (or more) of beans….. this should be enough for 3 big portions

DONE! Bon Appetit!