billtech66

Start Weight:(06 Feb 11) 154.7 lb
Current Weight:(07 Feb 16) 148.9 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: billtech66's own diet
performance: losing 0.8 lb a week

Please don't pass me off as "just one of those people who don't get fat." It's from constant attention.
I've studied cooking, diet, nutrition, herbs, exercise, weight training, for over 50 years.

I've been very good at fixing automobiles, naturally gifted for diagnostics, being intuitive, right brain dominant type, able to easily visualize shapes and forms in my head. A latent artist, with terrible handwriting. Always got 100% in mechanical aptitude tests. Resulting in Working on vehicles for over 50 years.

People, Nature, Psychology, Astrology & metaphysics have been my lifelong studies as well.
I tend to do everything thoroughly. :)

FatSecret member since: 13 Feb 11

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cals: 96kcal | fat: 4.00g | carbs: 12.55g | prot: 2.74g
Roasted Garlic Chickpeas
These treats really fill the craving of munching mindlessly.
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Hunger
This was delivered to my email box today. out of the blue:
Loving what you eat. Be mindful of the food you eat. Enjoying each delicious taste will make it easier to stick to a sensible eating plan. For the foods you do love, look for ways to make them better for you. For example, if pizza is your weakness, substitute a lower-calorie crust and choose toppings that help counteract added fat and calories.

Not skipping meals. Although skipping breakfast may seem like a good way to cut calories, it's a plan that can actually backfire, making you hungrier as the day wears on, and more likely to overeat or sneak unhealthy snacks. Start each day with a well-rounded breakfast to fuel your body.
[to me, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. How about you?]
Eating smaller portions. When you simply must indulge, go ahead, but to do so in moderation. One clever way to keep your portions small: use a tablespoon, not a serving spoon to dish out portions.

Getting your fill in healthy ways. Overeating often comes down to a very basic cause: hunger. Becoming more conscious of how you answer your hunger will help you stay on track. Drinking water before and during events will help to fill you up so you are less likely to consume excess calories. Snacking throughout the day can also help keep hunger at bay; several small, healthy snacks, such as a handful of nuts or trail mix, can help keep you feeling full.
posted 08 Jan 2016, 16:37
Acid Alkaline balance that we MUST have...
http://www.rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm
The pH scale is from 0 - 14
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 healthy 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline ( 7.35 - 7.45 ). Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. A pH of 7.0 is neutral. A pH below 7.0 is acidic. A pH above 7.0 is alkaline.

An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur.

An acidic balance will: decrease the body's ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it's ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it's ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness. A blood pH of 6.9, which is only slightly acidic, can induce coma and death.
(One way the body will maintain this very important balance is to leach calcium from our bones to reduce the acid imbalance.)

The reason acidosis is more common in our society is mostly due to the typical American diet, which is far too high in acid producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and far too low in alkaline producing foods like fresh vegetables. Additionally, we eat acid producing processed foods like white flour and sugar and drink acid producing beverages like coffee and soft drinks. We use too many drugs, which are acid forming; and we use artificial chemical sweetners like NutraSweet, Spoonful, Sweet 'N Low, Equal, or Aspartame, which are poison and extremely acid forming. One of the best things we can do to correct an overly acid body is to clean up the diet and lifestyle.

To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid forming foods. To restore health, the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods.

Generally, alkaline forming foods include: most fruits, green vegetables, peas, beans, lentils, spices, herbs and seasonings, and seeds and nuts.

Generally, acid forming foods include: meat, fish, poultry, eggs, grains, and legumes.

Shifting Your pH Toward Alkaline...

This chart is for those trying to "adjust" their body pH. The pH scale is from 0 to 14, with numbers below 7 acidic ( low on oxygen ) and numbers above 7 alkaline. An acidic body is a sickness magnet. What you eat and drink will impact where your body's pH level falls. Balance is Key !!!
see: http://www.rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm for the chart.
posted 03 Jan 2016, 20:28
Kidney stones, (which I have) Gout (don't have, yet), causes & natural cures

http://naturalsociety.com/home-remedies-for-gout-natural-solutions/
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To go deeper, JB Bardot from NaturalNews explains one viewpoint on the cause of gout:
“The underlying cause of arthritis, gout and fibromyalgia is an imbalance in the system causing acidosis, which is the basis of most physical disease. In simple terms, this means your pH is out of balance and your body is trying to get back into balance in any way it can. Even in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, imbalance is at the root of its cause. The body’s attempt to regain stasis is what causes arthritis, high uric acid, muscle spasms and a host of other problems(including kidney stones). The solution is to help the body’s pH return to normal by consuming alkalizing foods.”
So what are the solutions? Fortunately, there are several natural home remedies that could help prevent gout, reduce flare-ups, and control the pain.
Some Home Remedies for Gout
* Try apple cider vinegar – Helping to make the body more alkaline, apple cider vinegar has become a well-known proven solution for countless ailments, including gout. Try mixing 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 8 ounces of water. You can either drink it in one sitting or sip on it over time – try both methods and see which is more effective. This solution can reduce pain by 90% within a day or two. Note: Be sure to use organic apple cider vinegar with the ‘mother’.


* Baking Soda – Among other home remedies for gout is the use of baking soda. Mixing baking soda in water can effectively relieve pain almost instantly, though it may take 1-2 days. Mix 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 8 oz. of water and drink it in one sitting. You may need to repeat this a few times a day, taking as much as 3 teaspoons total. Reduce the dose as the pain goes away. Note: The maximum recommended dose is 4 teaspoons throughout the day. Lastly, use caution if you suffer from hypertension, as baking soda may raise blood pressure when taken in larger amounts.


* Consume cherries – Some studies have shown that cherries can also reduce uric acid. In one study involving more than 600 people with gout, it was found that a ½-cup serving of cherries a day (10 or 12 cherries), or cherry extract, resulted in a 35% reduced risk of a subsequent gout attack. Further, those consuming even more cherries, up to three servings in two days, were at a 50% reduced risk. It may be best, though to supplement or consume cherry juice concentrate, which can contain about 55 to 60 tart cherries without all the sugar.


* Eliminate sugar and soda – Whether it’s caffeinated or not, drinking two sodas each day can increase your risk of gout by a whopping 85%! Why? Sugar! Reduce sugar intake dramatically and risk of experiencing gout will dramatically drop.


* Hydrate – Drink plenty of water. This will help flush out the excess uric acid.


* Reduce alcohol consumption – Alcohol dehydrates the body and could raise uric acid levels in the blood.


* Have some bromelain – Try some bromelain, a compound that can be found in pineapples or in a supplement form. The enzymes within are frequently recommended for people with gout and have even been shown to have anti-cancer properties.


* Beet juice – Beet juice can help prevent acidosis and stimulates the liver to cleanse bile ducts.


* Up your vitamin C intake – Evidence exists showing that increased vitamin C can reduce uric acid. Get it from food or from rose hips if you choose a supplement.


* Reduce caffeine intake.


* Avoid organ meats, sardines, and anchovies – These are all rich in uric acid, and you don’t need any more of that.


* Exercise – In the case of gout, exercise naturally helps reduce urica cid levels by normalizing insulin. In general, exercise is a ‘prevent-all’ when it comes to any health issues.

Though gout is said to be partly genetic and may not be completely preventable, you can absolutely reduce the occurrence and severity of flare-ups with these natural treatments. Don’t forget to share these home remedies for gout with others!
Additional Sources:
MayoClinic.com
niams.nih.gov


Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/home-remedies-for-gout-natural-solutions/#ixzz3wEi4WR6m
Follow us: @naturalsociety on Twitter | NaturalSociety on Facebook
posted 03 Jan 2016, 19:55
Love

“Always Remember you are Braver than you Believe, Stronger than you Seem, Smarter than you Think, & LOVED MORE than you Know."
posted 27 Dec 2015, 13:34
Kidney stones
Five years ago, diagnosed as having 10 kidney stones, most still in the kidneys.
I passed three stones within a year, naturally. Passing stones is easy, it's just when they get stuck on the way to the bladder that it's extremely painful and debilitating: nausea, inability to think clearly since the toxins back up, and extreme pain.
Since then I've learned to keep it down to a dull roar. Smile
No, actually since I've done it a few times I've learned how to deal with it as SOON as subtle symptoms start.
I do know there are one or two currently on the way to the bladder.
One clue is to drink lots of water. NOT coffee.
I also sometimes take chinese Niu Xi (pronounced New She) herbal, which expands the ureter .
Had no severe attack since 2010. Smile
but get the first symptoms often.
posted 20 Dec 2015, 14:28
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