Foods

An Athlete's Diet

Diet is the sum total of all activity.   It includes all the foods, beverages, supplements and snacks eaten. This provides all the proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and other cofactors required for... Read more

Super-Greens and Exercise

SuperGreens are an amazing group of plants, rich in chlorophyll and other phytonutrients..   They are dark green because super-greens are saturated with chlorophyll, the life-blood of plants.   Supergreens are the very beginning... Read more

Super-Foods

Glutathione

Glutathione is a tripeptide compound.   Glutathione contains a most essential amino acid in the sulfur containing, cysteine.  The thiol side chain of cysteine is involved in many enzymatic reactions.   Glutathione is the body's master antioxidant.   The foods that... Read more

Cruciferous Vegetables

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, mustard greens, kohlrabi, rutabaga, turnips, bok choy, arugula, horseradish, radish, wasabi, watercress and kale are known as cruciferous vegetables.   They are so named because their four... Read more

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

The Power of Mushrooms Mushrooms have been used over the centuries for the flavor they add to food. Mushrooms are fungi, do not contain chlorpphyl and metabolize decaying organic matter. Medicinal mushrooms have... Read more

Mushrooms and Cancer

Mushrooms belong to the fungi kingdom.   Mushrooms are best thought of as nature’s recyclers.   Mushrooms convert dead organic matter into humus and then converts humus into life supporting nutrients.   From wikipedia In soil science... Read more

Monographs

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle refers to the dried fruit of the flowering plant, Silybum marianum. Part of the daisy family, this herb is also called blessed thistle as well as wild artichoke. Milk... Read more

Picroliv

Picrorhiza (kutki) is found in the Himalayan mountains. It has been used in Ayurveda for centuries as a cure for jaundice, liver disease, indigestion and related digestive conditions.   Since the liver... Read more

Nutrition

Vitamins

Vitamins are classified as ingredients essential to life.   Daily minimum amounts are established by regulation and listed for those micronutrients deemed worthy enough to be classified as a 'vitamin'. This knowledge is... Read more

Minerals

Minerals are inorganic elements. Minerals are combined with each other to form the rocks that make up the earth’s crust. In the human body, minerals play a more dynamic and vital role... Read more

Females

Aging & Fat

One of the unfortunate changes that accompany aging is an increase in body fat. Increased body fat is the single greatest reason why so many women chose to diet.   Abdominal fat increases... Read more

Female Athletes

Women have been part of the main stream exercise world for some time now. But exercise nutrition, as it pertains specifically to women, is lacking. In general, the best way to... Read more

Prevention

Echinacea

Echinacea represents a group of flowering plants in the daisy family. The Echinacea genus contains nine species, which are called purple coneflowers. Echinacea are native to eastern and central North America, where... Read more

Beta-Glucans

There are many different beta-glucans with only small differences in structures. Beta-glucan from baker’s yeast, considered the most efficective at immune stimulation, is a very good supplement. Beta-glucans comprise a very... Read more

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  • Receptors
    Receptors The Athlete’s Solution is based on the principals and practices of the Ancient Healers who used plants to heal the local villagers. They used whole plants combined with the faith…
  • Binding
    Binding The molecular connections that take place in the brain are similar to all other bindings. Enzyme and substrate, hormone and hormone receptor, neurotransmitter and its synapse, all function as receptor…
  • The Whole Plant
    The Whole Plant

    Plants synthesize carbohydrates out of sunlight, carbon dioxide and water.

     

    These colorful carbohydrates are bound together with other fibers to create the fruits and vegetables enjoyed around the world. 

     

    Carbohydrates are the creations of plants. There are no animal sources of carbohydrates.

     

    The plant's production of carbohydrate is essential to the plant's life and to human survival. Without plants there are no humans.

     

    The importance of plants to life can never be overstated. 

     

     

    The air we breathe and the foods we eat are the products of plants. 

     

    Without plants the human miracle of life would be aborted.

    The plants have been categorized and placed into Red, Blue, Green, and White groups whose pigments are often the most desired molecule of the plant

     

    These pigments are the plant's antioxidants but there are other phytonutrients that are bound up with the plant's polysaccharide core that are also very valuable.

    These are extremely advantageous to health because they stimulate the body's self healing forces and immune system.

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    The Red, White, Blue and Green foods contain complete libraries of molecules.

     

    Each color reflecting the totality or library of compounds contained in the individual plant and not just one active agent that is emblematic of pharmaceutical drugs.

     Nature created libraries of compounds, not solitary ones.Some libraries, like those grown in rich mineral environments like mushrooms may be psycotrophic, anticancer and antifatigue or because of the incorporation of minerals are truly unique in other waysThe type of compound found in the plant reflects the origin of the plant and the environment it grew in.

     

    For example, a small amount of sunlight for a plant alters its metabolism and the resulting compounds it creates utilizes the high mineral content of the soil, producing exotic and medicinally active compounds.

     

    Both mushrooms and the roots of plants utilize the nutrients and dead-matter present in their environment to create unique compounds with powerful medicinal activity.

     

    No surprise then that the pipeline of drugs to fight cancer are derived from this group of plants.

     

    Plants that get plenty of sun produce a different spectrum of plant compounds.

    Some are purely for fuel while others contain the keys to human health

    These plants produce a host of molecules with multiple versions of each compound with slight variations, what I've termed the redundancy of Nature.

    It also allows the plant to be consumed safety and and provides the balancing effects they are known for.

     

    Compare this to pharmaceutical science, which develops and tests only one of the molecules and discards, what it perceives as all the other so called 'inactive' compounds. The resulting drugs are used to treat illnesses.

     

    Healing on the other hand, prevents imbalances or restores balance when needed.

    Healing depends on whole plants or extracts of them.

    Plants improve the speed and exactness of biological processes.

     

     

    Plant nutrients are extracted from food during the process of digestion.

     

    These same phytonutrients can also be provided in an already bio-available form like smoothies, shakes and juices. 

     

    Once free of its polysaccharide shackles and de-complexed from it, these phytonutrients are then used by the body during normal and functions.

     

    It is important to note that the process of refining food, removes these very valuable nutrients.

     

     

    Pharmaceutical science isolates an active compound in the expectation of refining, altering and patenting it. They want a compound with the most power and minimal side effects.

    Natural Healing on the other hand, depends on the whole plant.

     

    Since its impossible to know the contribution of any one component, none should be removed unless it is harmful.

     

    This makes them less powerful but safer.

    This statement pretty much sums up the difference between Natural Healing and Pharmaceutical Medicine.

     

     

    Drugs are single, isolated, solitary compounds, usually derived from plants.

    Botanicals on the other hand, are the complete libraries of compounds that plants contain, some of which offset side-effects and is what makes them less powerful.

     

    Libraries can contain multiple versions of the same compound.

     

    The library concept explains the complicated chemistry that rules bioactivity.

     

    In essence, a library is Nature’s RAID array. The compounds are the data.

     

    Nature is simultaneously backing up active molecules and creating alternative ones.

     

    These molecule very often bind with human receptors.  Anytime this happens, changes occur within the micro-structures of the body that produces some effect. 

    The molecules and the structures they bind with are the biological equivalents of data.

     

    Within the data, are certain sequences that lead to one effect while another sequence can lead to totally different effect.

     

    A ligand binding to a receptor is the signal that begins every action.

     

     

    Bindings then are the on/off switches of Nature. The yin and yang of Universe.

    Balance requires moderation.

    Pharmaceutical drugs have a much more powerful effect because drugs have no moderating influence other than dose.

    Multiple versions of the same core provides stability and safety to botanicals. These cures are far less powerful than drugs because drugs consist of one active agent.

    Drugs possess power, uniformity and strength. They also produce serious side effects, which are countered by other drugs.

     

    The medical philosophy espoused in these pages is best described as Self-Care.

     

    Self-Care is based on the teachings from the great Ancient medical philosophers as well as state of the art pharmaceutical science.

    It is based on keeping the body in balance and using food as medicine.

    The rationale behind this philosophy relies on the concept of 'Natures Libraries', which argues that Nature provided not only redundancy in its DNA code but created multiple versions of the same active agent in individual plants.

    Multiple versions of agents provides safety and explains why certain herbs like the adaptogenic ones (ginseng), can produce two opposite reactions in two different individuals.

    Nature's libraries thus explains the multitude of effects attributed to herbs and helps explain why the entire spectrum of agents are needed as opposed to the single powerful agent that defines pharmaceutical drugs.

    Healthy food in the absence of activity, is simply healthy food.

    Combined with exercise, these foods (plants) are an elixor of youth.