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DIM for lowering bad estrogen

I did a little research and this is the one I bought:

BioResponse DIM. The patentholder company is located in Boulder, CO. Pure Encapsulations DIM products contain the BioResponse.

Thanks to The Maker

"I am an omnivore, and been doing some versions of Nourishing Traditions, Paleo, etc. for years and I do not know of an alternative, since the bodies of animals are like a CONDENSOR of nature. The animals all condense something "lower" (if you will) on the food chain. The ruminants are able to digest grass and condense the Vitamin K in the grass into their butterfat. Yeasts and microbes are little condensors of lots of things, too, and can make all sorts of nutrients that we need. We house those microbes in our GI tracts and all over us, in a beautiful symbiosis created through millions of years of creation-evolution by an amazing Designer who made a highly complex plan that we have yet to understand in it’s entirety. Dogs are able to synthesize their own Vitamin C, but humans cannot. Our DNA has been changed through iterations/millenia and some of those changes were not good… for us as individuals. We may have low thyroid function but our modern medicine allows us to survive childhood long enough to become fertile and reproduce our genes to the next generation–with errant copies of genes. Epigenetics also plays a part for our direct ancestors. What our mother’s ate and how stressed she was. We can be like Native Peoples who understood the connection of all things, and thanked the Animals (which they called People, too) for the gift of their life. They honored the animal by eating and using all the parts. This is all part of the harmony of nature and the circle of life. When I help my husband process a deer, I do my best to take the parts and use them, but it is very hard to do as an urban dweller. I appreciate the job that "companies" do to process my food, and support the ethical choices that I can, such as free range animals. If I did not have these special nutrients to heal my brain, I would be laying in bed all day with fatigue, despite my "personality" that is to take care of the people around me and promote optimism. Because I eat of the full Garden of Life, I am able to live out the remainder of my short lifespan doing the best good that I can do here on Earth. I say thanks to the Maker for my food, asking blessing for all the tiny and medium sized beings that go into growing it all."

I posted this in response to some lovely vegans who were asking about collagen on the Kelly Brogan website.

-Rachel Ernst

Coconut amino, low yeast diet

Because I am allergic to yeast, but I cannot eliminate yeast from the air we breathe or especially the foods we eat, I would not call my diet yeast free but rather low yeast. This is also going to be very important for anyone who has higher histamine levels, or deals with histamine intolerance. You will want to read the link from coconut secret about the original coconut aminos. This is a tasty sauce that can be used in a variety of ways. I don’t use it all the time but when I really do want something Asian style, a substitute for soy sauce, and I will use some of this and I do keep it in the refrigerator.

The misfortune of all the people who wanted it raw is my gain. While everybody is super excited about raw foods and fermented foods, I am not. In this case, I am glad that my aminos have a little bit less yeast due to the fact that they are pasteurized, at least with this brand from make sure you buy a bottle that says "the original" and not "raw."

Glycine, Collagen

Eat the skin of the animal – such as chicken wings – yes try to get organic. You can use wings to make stock (gently simmered 4-6 hours), or you can bake them til crispy and make sure to consume all the drippings.

I go to Costco, buy the set of 2 organic chickens – you get the packet of organs inside the chicken cavity. Cook up those livers and eat them. Cook up the whole chicken and eat the skin. It takes a good hour to bake a chicken till it’s tender. Before baking it, put butter or olive oil on the chicken. You can add lemons with skin on cut in half. Sprinkle with salt and rosemary. Bake 350 or 375 for a good hour. Add about 1/2 cup water to the pan if the drippings start to brown, so they don’t burn. Eat all the drippings!!

If you have chicken skin that is yucky soft, fry it like bacon til crisp.

For TRAVEL or too busy – take a pill of magnesium glycinate, one per meal.

Choline: Cognitive Function. Glycine: Good Mood.

So, one year later and the choline supplement has improved my cognitive function. I noticed it after a couple of months of the supplement. I kept taking it and have improved even more.

I took several bottles of Seeking Health Optimal PC.

Then I switched to Jarrow Neuro Optimizer, several bottles which I am finishing up now.

I am now switching to MicroIngredients Organic Sunflower Lecithin powder and will take 4 Tbsp. per day. If this doesn’t work for me I will go either back to Optimal PC or to alphaGPC.*

The Jarrow is cheaper than the Optimal PC. In the future I will look at the pricing on the Lecithin.

Or, egg yolks and liver. (Liver also supplies folate in force. Yolks also supply Betaine–and folate if the chickens eat grass and weeds i.e. "pastured" free roaming chickens. "Cage free" is a hollow term. Buy the best eggs you can; the yolks should be a dark, golden yellow.)

* – more about the choline on this page on Dietary 4).


found on the facebook page of Chris Masterjohn PhD.

Just updated!

If you’re using a printout from my site, you will want to print again these just-updated posts.

  1.  I’ve just started adding Inositol powder to my morning shake routine to help CALM. I read that it’s important to take Inositol with glycine; specifically it mentioned if you are dealing with the symptoms on the aggression and anger side of the spectrum. Collagen contains a lot of glycine (one of the top reasons I take it daily, because I know I need a lot of glycine, and it’s been effective for me.)
  2. MCT Oil for metabolism / body fat loss

So, if you printed these posts before, please print them again, and carefully consider the ingredients you put into YOUR morning shakes and supplement routine.

MuTu for the moms

Do you have a healthy pelvic floor? It’s important for men and women, but increasing numbers of women are becoming aware and sharing the secret that most of us have some weakness in our pelvic floor muscles.

Know any mothers? The MuTu method is for postpartum women to strengthen pelvic muscles. Continue reading

BACK PAIN MUCH? Enter the Egoscue Method

I am taking a class with Stasia who owns Pain Free Clinic of Denver. She has several specialties for correcting body to functional movement (which means healthy movements for everyday living and tasks) as well as physical training.

So, she tells me that :

  • the Egoscue Method is the thing that fixed her back and neck pain.
  • It is important to READ the Egoscue Method book so that you know you are doing it properly.

This video describes including how Tim Ferriss was a skeptic at first but then he tried it and it worked for him, too.

It will take some time, but it’s mostly about relaxing on the floor! You could listen to your meditation podcast while you do the last relaxation exercise.

RECIPE: Edible Cookie Dough

Indulge guilt-free! I may try this on some kids tonight. Cashew butter from Trader Joe’s is most tasty I’ve had yet and that would work well for this recipe, too.

I haven’t tried this yet, because I have wait on eating any chocolate. Cocoa is a histamine-liberator and I know I’m sensitive to that with eating cocoa. I may try this with toasted pecans instead of chocolate chips.

Here’s the recipe at Thrive Market:

I buy certain things at Thrive Market. Why not sign up for 1 year and try it out? If you do, I’m happy to show you a list of things that I have purchased and/or a list of things on my "Shopping List"–all the goodies that I’ve bookmarked to possibly by in the future. I’ve been checking prices, and I do of course have my own algorithm for what to buy where. I find that there are things I just have to get from Thrive Market. Sign up at this link– you and I will both get a bonus!