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).

from Chris Kresser New Hope that Alzheimer’s Can Be Prevented—and Even Cured

Quote: “However, there is a large window of opportunity—about a decade of SCI (subjective cognitive impairment), when people note cognitive changes yet still score normally on cognitive tests; then often several years of MCI (mild cognitive impairment), when cognitive testing shows abnormalities, yet people are still capable of doing ADLs (activities of daily living); then early in the course of full-blown Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, it is important to seek evaluation and treatment as early as possible.”

Folks, this is what I’m after.

Here is the link to to Chris’ article.


found on the facebook page of Chris Masterjohn PhD.

Cognition improvement project

Number crunching for the supplements nerds.  Here is a cognition improvement project! Continue reading

Rachel’s Current Supplements October 2017

This is what my supplement routine looks like.  If you have any questions about it, let me know!  It’s always evolving.  This is tailored to me, and everyone should have their supplements personalized. Continue reading

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:

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