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Grow Grow Young Young and and Slim Slim

How to Maximize Sexual Performance, Extend Youth and Lose Weight! Nick Delgado Shawna Kendell

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Acknowledgements

I want to thank all the individuals who were willing to share their wisdom with me in their interviews, publications, and seminars. I believe the following individuals were the best at coming up with practical solutions and better systems for living a quality life: Thierry Hertoghe, M.D.; John McDougall, M.D.; John Robbins, Tony Robbins, Dr. Tad James, Wayne Dyer, Zig Ziglar, Dr. Ronald Klatz, Dr. Bob Goldman, Ron Rothenberg, M.D.; Ed Lichten, M.D.; Michael Klaper, M.D.; David Steenblock, D.O.; Theresa Crenshaw, M.D.; Jonathan Wright, M.D.; John Lee, M.D.; Arnold Fox, M.D.; Denis Burkitt, M.D.; Kenneth Cooper MPH, M.D., Stephen Edelson, M.D.; F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.; and the deceased health pioneers Nathan Pritikin and Ron Duvendack, M.D. for the direction and inspiration they gave me. Thank you to Jack La Lane, Bob Wieland, Dragan Radovic, Gary Costello and Brian Sutton for their input on the fitness and strength section. To Ava Cadell and Tana Marie for editorial of the sexual enhancement chapters and Terese Snowden, M.D., for editorial input. Special thanks to my children for tolerating my long hours of study and to Shawna Kendell whose dedication and insight made this book a reality. We are also indebted to our editor, Theresa Schlee, for refining the text into a readable plan that communicates the full scope of all of our work. To Andrew Lombardi for his expertise in making our web site www.growyoungandslim.com an interactive site for health guidance and the most logical extension to this book. Thank You. Nick Delgado, Newport Beach, CA, June 2002

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Preface

Many scientists do not believe one can extend youth, improve and even get better as we age. Skeptics scoff at the idea that every individual has the ability to extend the quality of life physically, emotionally, sexually and metabolically. They will say unless it has been proven with some type of double blind study, you should ignore the antidotal evidence. It is probably true that if we had only seen improvement in a few hundred clients or patients that these results might have come about by chance. We had to go beyond traditional thinking and find or study with innovative thinkers and programs where virtual miracles were occurring in participants and the data had not yet been recorded in medical journals. In writing this book, my staff and I reviewed over 100,000 medical charts and progress reports on participants of the most successful inpatient and out patient programs in the world. I lectured with Nathan Pritikin of the Pritikin Longevity Center, and I conducted tests on over 10,000 participants at Mastery University events with Tony Robbins. Additionally, I have studied medical literature from all over the world in pursuit of a quality life. I believe that you can remain physically and emotionally strong while becoming slim and aging gracefully. We have all heard about the need to consume healthy foods and supplements. We know about the benefits of exercise and good mental health, yet my experience as a seminar speaker and TV and radio talk show host shows me that only about 10% of the population understands how to follow a good lifestyle plan. Many people are simply confused by all the conflicting health information and use the excuse that they do not have the time or money necessary to do independent research to discover the best program for them. People want a simplified and practical program, and that program is called the "Grow Young and Slim Plan". This book can help anyone from those who are truly in need of help to the majority of the population interested in outstanding results.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ...................................................................................10 1 2 Nick's Story............................................................................14 What Is the Grow Young and Slim Plan? ...........................18 The Magic of Raw Foods .................................................................................................. 18

Antioxidants and phytochemicals................................................................................................ 18 Enzymes ­ our life force.............................................................................................................. 19 3 ways to deplete body supply of enzymes................................................................................... 19 A healthy diet of enzymes ............................................................................................................ 20 Choosing the best foods .............................................................................................................. 20 Sprouting..................................................................................................................................... 20

Superior Protein for Humans ............................................................................................. 20

The Vegan Diet ........................................................................................................................... 20 How much protein do we need? .................................................................................................. 20 Protein for bodybuilders and athletes......................................................................................... 21

Protein myths ..................................................................................................................... 21

Eggs ............................................................................................................................................ 21 Brain food ................................................................................................................................... 21 Protein education in schools....................................................................................................... 21 Dairy Products............................................................................................................................ 21 Osteoporosis and hip fractures ................................................................................................... 22 Treating osteoporosis.................................................................................................................. 23

Testing for the right amount of protein.............................................................................. 23

Protein counter ........................................................................................................................... 23

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How to Make the Grow Young and Slim Plan Work.........25

Eat to Grow Slim......................................................................................................................... 25

The Slim Smoothie ............................................................................................................ 26

Whole, organic foods and juices ................................................................................................. 26

Making your Slim Smoothie.............................................................................................. 28

Choosing the best blender for your budget .................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. Affordable and powerful blenders............................................................................................... 30 Tips for fast and efficient blending.............................................................................................. 30 Transporting your Slim Smoothie ............................................................................................... 31

The Slim Tote .................................................................................................................... 31

Packing your Slim Tote ............................................................................................................... 32 The Slim Tote at work ................................................................................................................. 33 Save on your food bill ................................................................................................................. 33 Plan to succeed ........................................................................................................................... 33

Drink Water to Grow Young and Healthy......................................................................... 33

Water can reverse nearly 42 diseases ......................................................................................... 34 4 Steps to hydrate the body ......................................................................................................... 34 How to tell if you're dehydrated.................................................................................................. 35

Tips for Continued Weight Loss........................................................................................ 35

Anticipation of hunger ................................................................................................................ 35 Help for overeaters ........................................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined. Eat light meals to regulate blood sugar ...................................................................................... 36 Salty or spicy food cravings ........................................................................................................ 37

Grow Young and Slim While Eating Out.......................................................................... 37

Asian ........................................................................................................................................... 37 Mexican....................................................................................................................................... 38 French......................................................................................................................................... 38 American ..................................................................................................................................... 38

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Decrease Fat and Increase Energy.......................................40

Nathan Pritikin............................................................................................................................ 40

Rules for Fat Loss.............................................................................................................. 40 Fat Cells............................................................................................................................. 42

Fat cells develop early in life ...................................................................................................... 42 How the body regulates fat for energy ........................................................................................ 42 Good fat vs. bad fat ..................................................................................................................... 44 Fat storage and distribution........................................................................................................ 44

Increase Energy to be Slim ................................................................................................ 45

Maximizing the Krebs Cycle ....................................................................................................... 45 Physiology................................................................................................................................... 46

Excess fat in specific body areas ....................................................................................... 46

Buttocks and trunk ...................................................................................................................... 46 Inner thighs and knees ................................................................................................................ 47 Central type obesity .................................................................................................................... 47 Swollen belly, legs and calves........................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined. Droopy breasts............................................................................................................................ 48 The face....................................................................................................................................... 48

Cellulite ..............................................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.

Cellulite affects over 95% of women........................................................................................... 50 How herbs and hormones reduce cellulite.................................................................................. 50

Changing Behaviors........................................................................................................... 50

A word on allergies ..................................................................................................................... 52

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Slim Secrets of the Superstars ..............................................53

Athletes........................................................................................................................................ 53 Jack La Lane, a true inspiration ................................................................................................. 53 Bob Weiland................................................................................................................................ 54 Victoria Plarr is a natural fitness superstar ............................................................................... 56 Famous stars and models that follow a Grow Young and Slim Plan .......................................... 58 A medical doctor on the Grow Young and Slim Plan.................................................................. 58

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Fountain of Youth..................................................................60 Extending the Human Life Span Past 150 Years............................................................... 60 How the Aging Process Works.......................................................................................... 61

What to expect from Grow Young hormone replacement therapy .............................................. 62

Pregnenolone ..................................................................................................................... 63 DHEA ................................................................................................................................ 64 Cortisol .............................................................................................................................. 65

Excess cortisol ............................................................................................................................ 66 Deficient cortisol......................................................................................................................... 66 Proper sleep and exercise ........................................................................................................... 67

Progesterone ...................................................................................................................... 67 Thyroid .............................................................................................................................. 68 Melatonin........................................................................................................................... 69 The Best Diet For Strong Hormones ................................................................................. 70 Hormone Testing ............................................................................................................... 70

Blood panel tests ......................................................................................................................... 71 Saliva and urine tests for hormones............................................................................................ 71 Other tests ................................................................................................................................... 72

The Grow Young Suggested Protocol for Hormone Levels.............................................. 72 Men.................................................................................................................................... 72

Ideal levels and suggested dosages............................................................................................. 72

Women............................................................................................................................... 74

Ideal levels for androgen related tests ........................................................................................ 74

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Ideal therapy for female estrogen support and management...................................................... 74

Other Levels for Men and Women .................................................................................... 75 7 Grow Younger Now...............................................................78 The Master Hormone, Hgh ................................................................................................ 78

Why we age ................................................................................................................................. 79 Restoring Hgh in seniors............................................................................................................. 79 An 84 year old man in a 28 year old body .................................................................................. 80 How the body uses protein to control life ................................................................................... 80 Hgh vs. IGF-1 ............................................................................................................................. 81 Using IGF-1 to measure aging ................................................................................................... 81 How the brain regulates growth hormone .................................................................................. 81

Doctors Using Oral Hgh .................................................................................................... 82

Hgh injection vs. oral spray ........................................................................................................ 82 Testing Hgh................................................................................................................................. 83

Using the Best Products..................................................................................................... 84

The power of low dosage natural hormones ............................................................................... 84 How oral Hgh spray is created ................................................................................................... 84 The delivery system for Hgh........................................................................................................ 85 Deer antler and colustrum .......................................................................................................... 85 Less-effective products................................................................................................................ 85 How to determine if an oral Hgh product really works .............................................................. 86 Using Hgh to increase strength and speed..................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.

Using Hgh for Medical Conditions.................................................................................... 86

Pain and inflammation................................................................................................................ 86 Declining energy levels............................................................................................................... 86 Heart disease .............................................................................................................................. 87 Diabetes ...................................................................................................................................... 87 Depression .................................................................................................................................. 87 Pituitary and thyroid conditions ................................................................................................. 87

Increasing and Decreasing Hgh ......................................................................................... 88

Exercise and low calorie foods ................................................................................................... 88 Stress........................................................................................................................................... 88

Side Effects of Hgh............................................................................................................ 89

The safety record of oral Hgh ..................................................................................................... 89 Guidelines for mothers and children........................................................................................... 89 Guidelines for athletes ................................................................................................................ 89 How to prevent side effects with Hgh.......................................................................................... 90

Cancer and Growth Hormone............................................................................................ 90

Replace natural hormones to fight cancer .................................................................................. 91 Hgh benefits a depressed immune system ................................................................................... 92

Other Products That Increase Hgh..................................................................................... 92

Bovine colostrums and deer antler ............................................................................................. 92 Growth hormone releasing factor............................................................................................... 92 L-Dopa ........................................................................................................................................ 92 Say "Yes" to staying young! ........................................................................................................ 93

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Testosterone and Estrogen....................................................94 Testosterone....................................................................................................................... 94

Testosterone research ................................................................................................................. 94 Testosterone replacement therapy .............................................................................................. 95 DHT ............................................................................................................................................ 96 Androstenedione ......................................................................................................................... 97

Estrogen ............................................................................................................................. 98

Estrogen research ....................................................................................................................... 98 Estrogen replacement therapy .................................................................................................... 98

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Estrogen dominance.................................................................................................................. 100 Soy products help regulate estrogen ......................................................................................... 102 Herbs to regulate estrogen........................................................................................................ 103 A whole food diet to regulate estrogen...................................................................................... 104 Chrysin........................................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.

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Current Diets vs. The Grow Young and Slim Plan ..........105

The Atkins low carbohydrate diet ............................................................................................. 105 The Zone diet............................................................................................................................. 107 Ornish, McDougall, Pritikin ..................................................................................................... 107 Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig............................................................................................ 108 Eat Right 4 Your Type............................................................................................................... 108 The Suzanne Somers and Body Type diets ................................................................................ 110 A study of the Grow Young and Slim Plan ................................................................................ 110 Study results .............................................................................................................................. 110

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Exercise to be Slim...............................................................112

Muscle power ............................................................................................................................ 112 Mind power ............................................................................................................................... 112 Aerobic exercise to burn fat as fuel........................................................................................... 112 The treadmill............................................................................................................................. 113 Exercise goals ........................................................................................................................... 113 Aerobic exercise vs. anaerobic exercise ................................................................................... 114 Lactic acid system ..................................................................................................................... 114 Aerobic energy system .............................................................................................................. 115 Achieving muscular growth ...................................................................................................... 115 The role of cortisol, the misunderstood hormone of energy...................................................... 115 What is your outcome?.............................................................................................................. 116

Advanced Training Principles ......................................................................................... 116

The importance of strict form.................................................................................................... 118 Techniques to increase workout intensity ................................................................................. 119 Free weights vs. machine weights............................................................................................. 120 Tips to build muscle .................................................................................................................. 121

The 15-Minute Workout .................................................................................................. 121

Save time while building intensity............................................................................................. 121 The step-by-step process ........................................................................................................... 122 Pre-exhaustion .......................................................................................................................... 123 A training program for everyone .............................................................................................. 123

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The Slim Secret: Healthy, Happy Thoughts! ....................125

Learn to like yourself to become slim and fit ............................................................................ 126 Mirror exercises........................................................................................................................ 126

Power Questions .............................................................................................................. 126

Diet-related ............................................................................................................................... 127 Improving fitness and energy levels .......................................................................................... 127 Emotional health and happiness ............................................................................................... 129 Spiritual strength ...................................................................................................................... 129 Learning from your mistakes .................................................................................................... 129 Love, passion, sex and friendship ............................................................................................. 129 Contributing to family and society ............................................................................................ 129 Personal growth and development............................................................................................ 130 Wealth, prosperity and security ................................................................................................ 130

Creating Lasting Change ................................................................................................. 130

Honest Appraisals ..................................................................................................................... 130 Creating positive beliefs............................................................................................................ 132 Time management ..................................................................................................................... 132 Television .................................................................................................................................. 132

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Regular practice........................................................................................................................ 133

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Peak Performance, Allergies & Chemicals .......................134

Excessive advertising ................................................................................................................ 134 Biomagnification....................................................................................................................... 134 Buy natural and organic ........................................................................................................... 135

Allergies........................................................................................................................... 135

Allergies in infants .................................................................................................................... 135 Food intolerance ....................................................................................................................... 136 Delayed allergic reactions ........................................................................................................ 136

A List of Allergy Symptoms............................................................................................ 137

The danger of dairy products.................................................................................................... 138

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Herbs: Mother Nature's Medicine .....................................140

Herbs around the globe............................................................................................................. 140 Herbs in the United States ........................................................................................................ 141 The modern science of herbs..................................................................................................... 141

Homeopathy..................................................................................................................... 141 14 Amazing Supplements: Vitamins and Minerals ...............143 Choosing the best supplements........................................................................................ 143

Good manufacturing practices.................................................................................................. 143 Minerals ......................................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. Creatine .................................................................................................................................... 145 Chromium ................................................................................................................................. 146

Nutrient Absorption ......................................................................................................... 146

Inter-oral absorption................................................................................................................. 146 Liposome delivery systems ........................................................................................................ 147

Suggestions for Use ......................................................................................................... 147 SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTAL DAILY RANGES.................................................... 147

Storing vitamins, minerals and nutrients .................................................................................. 148

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Maximizing Sexual Performance With Phytochemicals ..150

Sexual rejuvenation: is there a better solution than Viagra?.................................................... 150 Aphrodisiacs and sexual aids that don't work .......................................................................... 150 Hgh for increased sexual stamina............................................................................................. 151 Testosterone, DHEA, Hgh and the libido.................................................................................. 151 Frequency of orgasm in males based on age ............................................................................ 151 Decline of sexual activity in women over 35............................................................................. 152 Healthy sexual tissue, lubrication and Kegel exercise.............................................................. 152 Free testosterone is the key to sex and health ........................................................................... 153

Four causes of Erectile Dysfunction................................................................................ 153

Vascular .................................................................................................................................... 153 Psychological............................................................................................................................ 153 Hormonal .................................................................................................................................. 153 Enzyme Interference.................................................................................................................. 154

Natural treatments to restore complete sexual function................................................... 154

The erection process ................................................................................................................. 155 Tips for taking "Sensual Performance"..................................................................................... 156 Combining products.................................................................................................................. 156 Using diet to improve sexual function....................................................................................... 156

More hormones to improve sexual function .................................................................... 157 Herbs to improve sexual function.................................................................................... 158

Restoring free testosterone and libido ...................................................................................... 158 Protect the prostate, prevent hair loss and acne....................................................................... 159

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Sexual Techniques to Satisfy a Woman Every Time........161

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Satisfy the female partner first .................................................................................................. 161 How to detect a real orgasm from a fake orgasm ..................................................................... 161 100% effective methods to bring your partner to orgasm......................................................... 161 The sites of female sexuality: the clitoris and brain.................................................................. 162 Misconceptions and confusion about female sexuality ............................................................. 162 Hormone lotions are a prelude to great sex.............................................................................. 162 Using gifts, flowers, and dating as foreplay.............................................................................. 163 Getting started .......................................................................................................................... 163 Helping build women towards climax....................................................................................... 163 Oral sex techniques of the greatest lovers ................................................................................ 164 The G-Spot adds icing to the cake, or cake to the icing ............................................................ 165 Putting it all together ................................................................................................................ 165

Sexual techniques to use with men .................................................................................. 166

The reverse Popsicle technique works every time..................................................................... 166

Sexual dysfunction problems and solutions..................................................................... 167

Lack of interest in sex................................................................................................................ 167 Inability to achieve Orgasm ...................................................................................................... 167 Lack of pleasure from sex ......................................................................................................... 167 Performance anxiety ................................................................................................................. 167 Premature ejaculation and trouble with erections.................................................................... 168 Trouble with lubrication and/or pain during intercourse ......................................................... 168

Enhancing communication with your partner.................................................................. 168

Keeping agreements.................................................................................................................. 168 Love strategies .......................................................................................................................... 169 Share your dreams, values and goals........................................................................................ 169 Suggested reading ..................................................................................................................... 169

Final Encouraging Words ...................................................Error! Bookmark not defined. BIBLIOGRAPHY........................................................................173 INDEX ................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined. Products Available............................. Error! Bookmark not defined.

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Introduction

It's All About Hormones

99 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic ailment. That's 40% of the population! Over 2 million Americans are hospitalized and 100,00 die each year from side effects of prescription drugs. Do those statistics scare you? They should! Only 1% of the government's health budget is allocated for prevention, even though the vast majority of chronic illnesses are preventable. There is a new perspective on what hormones are and how they affect our lives. The very definition of a hormone has changed since most of us learned about them in high school biology. We once defined hormones as more or less single-purpose substances produced by a specific gland then delivered through the blood stream to specific areas. We then discovered that hormones are manufactured not just in the endocrine glands but also in a variety of places throughout our bodies. We have all heard of estrogen and testosterone, right? If you're like most people, you probably think that estrogen is produced in the ovaries and testosterone in the testicles. Well, you are only partially correct. I recently hired a young woman as a part time office assistant. As she was reading through some of the literature, she was sending to our clients she stated her confusion over the fact that we were sending the same products to both the men and the women. She was shocked to find out that a women has testosterone and men in their 50s could have as much estrogen as a woman at the age of 25. This may sound strange, but it is very true because hormones are produced in a variety of places, have a multitude of responsibilities and a variety of functions. Nerve cells have specific receptor sites for chemicals and endorphins, which are filled with both critical and non-critical hormones. Some hormones are actually produced in the brain and some are sent there from other locations. Ongoing hormone research reveals that there are many different kinds of hormones produced by many different glands, and this new research is working to discover their affect on our physical and mental health How often do you hear someone saying one of the following statements: "I sure get tired easily." "I feel old!" "My hair is thin and falling out." "My skin is dry and rough." "I don't feel like I used to or have the endurance I once had." "I'm cold all the time." "My libido is shot!" "I cant' lose weight like I used to." "My joints hurt." "My body aches." "I hate these horrible hot flashes." "Whatever happened to that feeling of well being I used to have?" Here is how aging has affected me: since I hit my thirties; I just wasn't the same person that I used to be. My energy was down, recovery time from colds and the flu became extended and my body couldn't keep up with what my mind thought it could do. These aging symptoms got progressively worse during my thirties, and I eventually developed a problem with chronic pain, which became so debilitating that I barely had enough energy to crawl out of bed in the morning. I saw a doctor at least once a week, with little or no results. I also underwent numerous tests and scans with several different specialists and took an unbelievable

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amount of prescription drugs, all to no avail. One doctor even suggested that I should be taking an anti depressant. I was appalled! These issues were not just in my head. If I was depressed it was because I didn't feel well and saw no end in sight. I thought that if I felt this bad in my mid-thirties what was it going to be like at 60 or 70? The thought of aging and feeling worse as the years went by was unbearable! Eventually the doctors did some exploratory surgery for my chronic pain, removed my mastoid bone behind one ear and within 12 months performed a partial hysterectomy, removing my uterus. Still...I didn't feel much better. Worse, I was tired of being a guinea pig under the surgeon's knife. I began to search for alternatives. My breakthrough finally happened when I met Dr. Nick Delgado, who had been researching anti aging therapies and medicine. The first thing he did was recommend I have all of my critical hormones tested, and lo and behold, the results indicated a serious deficiency in several hormones. My medical doctors never even bothered to look in that direction. As I began to study and understand the major functions of hormones, especially the critical ones, I realized that all of my symptoms, including the chronic pain I had been experiencing were a direct result of hormone decline. Lets take a peek at the major hormones. While many different glands produce hormones, they all have a common root: pregnenolone, which controls memory and joint function. But pregnenolone isn't considered the Master Hormone. Growth hormone, which controls growth and communication between all the cells of the body, has earned that distinction. DHEA is considered the Mother Hormone because it controls feelings of well-being. Seems like macho science to me, but the fact is DHEA also monitors nerve function as well as immune response. DHEA also produces pheromones, which are the attraction hormones. Thyroid is the major metabolism hormone that controls body weight, heat regulation, nerve function and skin and hair growth. The primary reproductive and memory hormone, estrogen, enhances skin, body shape, and sex reproduction, and testosterone, the strength hormone contributes to muscle firmness, sexual response, healing rate and heart function. The stress hormone, cortisol helps us deal with stress and energy needs. Progesterone deals with bone density and balance of estrogen, and melatonin is the sleep and rejuvenation hormone. Now lets talk about how the hormones influence our behavior. Do you know that publishers of romance novels have built a multi billion dollar business by stirring up your hormones? If you want to really find out just how much of an impact it has.... Try reading a few passages from a popular romance novel or think about that last really great romantic movie you watched ... better yet... watch it again. Check your breathing. Do the words move you, provoke you, transport you? Maybe your pulse is faster and you're taking a deeper breath or perhaps breathing an involuntary sigh. Did you know that there are specific hormones that create our scent, that keep men from making a commitment, that bond partners to each other and parents to children, or cause love at first sight? There are even clinical studies that have been done proving how the influence of hormones can prolong life. While environment and culture go a long way in explaining our behavior, our hormones behave the same way no matter our race, religion or color. They don't know

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what your mom told you to do, or whether or not you should be out late at night. They just follow their own chemical imperative! The words "hormone replacement" strike fear in some people, but seeing it from this new point of view should release that fear. If you have occasional or even chronic headaches, it doesn't mean that your body is deficient in aspirin or Tylenol. If a man is suffering from erectile dysfunction, it doesn't mean that his body is deficient in Viagra. What it does mean is you are more than likely to have some sort of hormone decline, which can be alleviated. Physical decline is not a requirement of growing older. We were given multiple hormones to carry out a multitude of functions and they all work synergistically with one another. By simply supplementing your diet with hormones that are safe and biologically identical to what your body produces naturally, you can expect to experience the following benefits: Vivid dreams, more sound sleep, improved stamina, increased energy, optimistic attitude, increased muscle tone and strength, better skin tone, faster nail and hair growth, better digestion, reduced fat, enhanced sexual function, less PMS, thickening of the skin, greater skin elasticity, fewer wrinkles, increased productivity, improved mental process, improved resistance to colds and flu, less aches and soreness, improved body contour, less cellulite, faster recovery or wound healing...just to name a few! Putting all of this into perspective, taking care of our bodies in this way will impact our bodies and our environment. Sick days from work can be reduced, we can become more productive throughout the day and we will feel like spending more quality time with our families and friends. There was a recent statistic that stated if admission into a nursing home could be delayed by just one month the US healthcare system would see $3 billion dollars in savings within a year. This can certainly be accomplished with the proactive approach of anti aging. Many years ago I saw a movie on television about people in search of the fountain of youth. It was supposed to be this magical, mystical place that would transform a person and after drinking from the fountain, they would live forever. Well, I'm here today to tell you that the fountain of youth does exist, although it is not magical or mystical, it is simple, practical common sense. I'm sure there are many reasons why this simple, practical hormone replacement therapy has not been mainstream information in the past, but thankfully today it is becoming so. God created our bodies to be magnificent machines, complex in nature. Every day, advances in science allow us to know more and more about it and science is "rediscovering" many things that ancient people have always known. The American Indians believed that nearby every toxic plant there was an antidotal plant - we just have to look to find it. We have used these natural plants and foods to help create the fountain of youth in our Grow Young and Slim program, and although it may not let us live forever, we can definitely live a more productive, enriched, disease-free life. We can feel the same vim and vigor of our younger years when we're 80, 90 years old and beyond. It's all about Hormones! We encourage you to go on a journey for the fountain of youth starting at the index of this book and at our website, www.growyoungandslim.com. Take the hormone wellness survey, read the articles on the knowledge bank, and get familiar with all of our

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anti aging products. Enjoy reading this book ­ it's your introduction to extend youth, and maximize your sexual and mental potential to look and feel fit and have the quality of life you deserve! Shawna Kendell

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Nick's Story

In 1978 when I was overweight, Dr. Bob Girandola of USC measured my body fat using the water immersion method. I was astounded to learn that my body fat was over 25%, which meant I was classified as obese! This painful discovery motivated me to drastically change my lifestyle and after a little more 4 months on a low fat, water-rich carbohydrate diet and exercise program, my weight had reduced from over 200 lbs. to 159 lbs. Dr. Girandola repeated the body fat test 4 months after the first test and was amazed that I had decreased my body fat to less than 9%. Twenty-four years later following the principals of the Grow Young and Slim plan, I was able to trim down while gaining muscle. At the age of 47, my waist is 31, chest 45, biceps 16, calves and neck 16 at a weight of 175 lbs. and between 9 to 12% body fat. Like most children in America, I was taught by my dad and mom to "clean my plate" because other countries had starving children. My dad also felt you were a big boy or a real "man" if you could eat a lot of food. I struggled with obesity throughout childhood, as a teenager, and then into adulthood. There were brief periods during athletics when I was able to lose the weight while following starvation-type diets, but as I went back to eating the typical western diet high in fat, meat and dairy products, I gained more and more weight. I remember on one occasion I won a pie and hamburger-eating contest at the county fair. Another time as a teenager, my sports buddy and I went to a buffet, which was advertised as "all you can eat." My friend was a big guy and we challenged each other to see who could eat the most food. Even though my friend was bigger, I won after finishing over 20 full plates of food, but the restaurant refused to serve me any more food and asked me to leave! Do you know of anyone who has ever been kicked out of an "all you can eat" buffet for eating too much food? After that incident, the restaurant posted a sign to limit the number of plates of food a patron could consume. My big appetite as a child increased my problem with obesity, until as an adult, I was extremely obese at over 210 pounds, and 35% body fat. To make matters worse, as I got older, like many adults, I was deficient in many different hormones, especially the cortisol that regulates blood sugar, free fatty acids, and energy output. When I would eat, I rarely felt satisfied. I would even eat full bowls of soup, salad and vegetable casseroles and still not feel satisfied. I craved sugar because I couldn't produce enough cortisol to help release enough fuel for energy needs of my body. I also craved salt because I was low in Aldosterone that regulates salt and water retention. I couldn't believe that one could gain fat on a vegan diet, free of meat or dairy product, but it was really happening. I finally lost weight by increasing my intake of raw foods by consuming blended drinks and eating large salads and soups cooked low heat (under 105 degrees). However, I still felt unsatisfied until I replaced my deficient cortisol with natural Hydrocortisone, just as the European expert, Thierry Hertoghe, M.D. suggests. After testing, I was found to have severely deficient cortisol levels in the morning and afternoon-urine test, saliva test and blood test. I find nearly 50% of my clients who are overweight and fatigued in the morning or afternoon have low production of cortisol and need natural hormone support (not synthetic prednisone, etc). I began taking between 20 and 40 mg of cortisol a day (what the body normally would produce) depending on stress. This helped me to feel satisfied and for the first time in my life, I NO LONGER FELT THE NEED TO OVEREAT! 14

Cortisol is naturally produced in your body when you step out in the daylight sun, however if you're under a lot of stress you may need supplementation. At night, cortisol will naturally decline as melatonin takes its place to allow you to sleep. I use and oral melatonin spray just before I go to bed to get deep rich sleep. Melatonin, also helps augment the production of many other hormones. When I finally changed my habits, and balanced my hormones first through diet and exercise and 16 years later with hormone replacement, it was really exciting to experience a loss of 40 ­ 50 pounds of body fat, and keep it off for years. In 1994, when I started the hormone therapies and monitored my hormone levels, I began to notice that I needed fewer workouts to get the results I wanted. I didn't have to go to the gym two times a day to keep up with my younger physique. In fact, I was able to only go to the gym about three to five times a week, just as I did in my twenties. I increased my muscle density quite considerably and noticed a weight gain of nearly 8 pounds of lean muscle mass, as well as a drop in body fat. In my case, there was not a change in body weight overall because I had gained muscle and lost fat. As I grew older I modified my diet to be allergy free while using my "Slim Smoothie" recipe to increase my intake of raw foods. I also added vegetables, sprouts, fruit, salads, and low heat soups in addition to my normally high vegetable intake. Now I start every morning with a 60-ounce blended Slim Smoothie mixed with a product called Emerald Green. I believe eating foods that you are compatible with based on the ALCAT test and Prime test, and monitoring changes in white blood cells is critical to peak performance. I consume no dairy, meat or animal product of any kind more than twice a week. I get my protein from raw, protease-concentrated vegetables and fruit along with avocados, sprouted nuts and seeds. What is considered the best source of protein for peak performance and the general population? Even though textbooks in school taught us that our protein needs could best be met my animal products, many studies performed over the last couple of decades show that vegetable based foods have sufficient amino acids and protein to meet human needs. For example, when you compare the digestive tracks of carnivorous animals to 400 lb gorillas that have a vegan diet, it is clear that the human digestive system is almost the same as that of gorillas. Gorillas eat mainly raw tubers, and vegetables; never meat or dairy after they are weaned from gorilla milk. Human milk is perhaps the best source of quality protein. Even though human milk is not readily available, I still don't believe milk from other species will fill your need for protein. The basis of our lower protein recommendations come partially from the fact that human milk (as well as gorilla milk) has a low protein content compared to cow's milk. We believe that nitrogen retention studies also support the fact that something about animal derived proteins are inefficient for humans and it requires considerably more animal protein just to meet our basic protein needs than more efficient raw protein vegetable sources. With my diet, I consume a total of over 80 or 90 grams of quality protein a day without even having to add additional protein sources. Also, I get the often-overlooked protease enzymes by eating more raw food. I believe these enzymes are necessary for high utilization and absorption. In other words, it's not how many grams of protein you ingest, it's how many you are able to absorb.

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If you must add protein to your diet, consider rice-based protein for a quality source. All my bodybuilding buddies don't want me to say this in public, since they get their endorsement checks for being on the can or label for the latest high protein powder. Instead of eating a natural, Grow Young and Slim diet, they flex their synthetic, steroidenriched biceps, with added grams (not milligrams!) of testosterone inject, 10 to 20 units of insulin injection followed by a pure sugar drink, and growth hormone injection. Not to mention the arimidex to block all the estrogen, etc. and diuretics to stay "cut up." Many famous bodybuilders of the recent past used all the anabolic steroids, including a vegetarian former Pro Mr. Universe. Building muscle and good health is not about added protein supplements; it's about absorption of quality protein from whole food (preferably raw) and short, high intensity workouts. To ensure recovery from workouts, which is essential to building a strong body, we need sufficient water intake, sleep, and natural, bioidentical hormones. I use DHEA and Pregnenolone combined in a transdermal cream rubbed into my skin to maintain a strong body, mind and joints. Because the cream is transdermal, the DHEA stays intact in the body and doesn't convert into estrogen in men and excess testosterone in women, as the DHEA tablets do. I also use an excellent natural thermogenic supplement before my work out to help me keep a high energy level, increase my alertness, keep me fit, and reduce my "big" appetite so I eat only when I'm hungry. Many children, adults and especially seniors are severely deficient in thyroid function, and based on several tests, I found that I too had a deficient production of thyroid. To regulate this, I use Thyroid Armour and BMR with L tyrosine, Kelp, and purified whole glandulars to get Thyroid T3 and T4. Most people only use Synthyroid to replace just Thyroid T4, but they may not be getting the full benefit of thyroid support. I know many people in anti-aging plans that spend over $1,000 a month, but my total investment to use all the supplements and hormones I need is only about $250 to $330 each month, depending on how aggressively I use the products, and also based on my training and lab test levels. When you start to use multiple, low dosage hormones in combination, however, your monthly cost will drop dramatically, making the program affordable to virtually everyone interested in preserving youth. In the "Mr. Mastery" training at the Anthony Robbins event in 1992 and 1993, I competed against 700 men of all ages and with 300 women as the judges, I placed first and second in the Best Body Contest. Years later in February 2002, I competed at the Arnold Schwartzneggar Classic. This event combined endurance, strength and power using 35 pound or at some events 45 pound dumbbells lifted from the waist to a curl and then overhead to full extension called the "Vertical Lift". To win, you have to lift as many times and at the same pace as the current world record holder. One year ago at the Natural Foods Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, I gave Dragan Radovic, the record holder at the time, a run for his money for the first prize of $1,000. As my turn in the competition started, hundreds of people started chanting, "Go Nick, don't stop, go Nick don't stop!" It was truly exciting! Unfortunately, it was a movement I wasn't accustomed to, and my shoulder started to weaken from an old injury suffered nearly twenty years ago. After Dragan had blown out all the competition and I was the only one remaining I heard the announcer say "Dragan holds the world record at

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over 1,600 reps!" Well, it was at that point I decided to challenge him in following years after doing some training specifically for this lift. Fortunately my shoulder has completely healed during the past year from training with vertical lifts and because of further refinements to my hormone levels. I have been excited to improve and compete against Dragan at each coming event since I'm one of his oldest competitors. In May 2002, in Las Vegas at the Mirage event center and in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Convention Center, I was honored by Dragan Radovic to join his team to no longer compete against him, but with him against all other challengers. He said that I had improved in one year more than any other challenger he had met over the years. The reason I am excited to share with you this efficient form of fitness training, is that virtually every individual reading this book can do the workout with as little as 5 pounds or up to 50 pounds or more. In addition, I follow a revolutionary training program that lets me get the most benefit out of a 15-minute workout that equals most two-hour training systems. I also have a chiropractic treatment about 1 to 3 times a week with Dr Thomas Hewko, in Costa Mesa, California, and wear a magnet-lined foot insert from the German company, Alzner Orthotic in my shoes. I make sure to drink large amounts of water with a pinch of salt so that my urine runs clear. Additionally, I take ionic minerals in a liposome spray and I continue to maintain ideal hormone levels of someone twenty years younger. I have devoted my life to personal growth and development, and I have studied with many people in my search for what would eventually become the Grow Young and Slim Plan. I have done years of research with several doctors and scientists, including the late Nathan Pritikin, and I have done tremendous amounts of testing and research on myself. Jack La Lane, the late Mike Mentzer (former Mr. Universe) and Arthur Jones of Nautilus fame taught me the importance of frequent anaerobic workouts (training muscles to failure). Dragan Radovic, the Arnold Schwartzneggar Classic record holder taught me the value of intense aerobic exercise that causes deep breathing. Tony Robbins taught me to do deep breathing sessions, massage and "peak state" emotional Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) conditioning sessions to maintain high energy, and Dr. Tad James helped me understand the life mastery that comes with removing negative emotions and replacing them with positive emotions with Time Line TherapyTM. Now I would like to share all of this information with you, so that you can achieve the excellent, dynamic level of health and fitness that is not only possible for you, but is your birthright.

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2 What Is the Grow Young and Slim Plan?

If you lived an unhealthy life, it wouldn't be so bad if you just dropped dead suddenly from heart disease without any debilitating symptoms, but it doesn't usually work that way. Most people in their last 20 years of life slowly lose hearing, sight, and other bodily functions. Their joints ache, blood pressure rises, they suffer from the side effects of medications, sexual impotency occurs and they lose their zest for life. If you could discover how to reduce or prevent these and other serious illnesses ­ discover how to achieve the ideal level of health and significantly extend youth - you would, wouldn't you? The Grow Young and Slim Plan is a complete educational, motivational and personalized approach to health, and it can help you improve your life and the lives of your family members. Comparing your health to people in optimum or ideal health provides helpful insight. There are over 800 million people in 25 countries on a diet similar to the Grow Young and Slim Plan, and in the 25 countries that I researched, I found almost no killer diseases such as heart disease, and a life expectancy past the age of 40. In contrast, one out of every three adults in this country is suffering from cardiovascular disease. What is wrong with the American diet?

The Magic of Raw Foods

Some scientists believe that humans are electrical beings and need electricity or micro-electric currents to be healthy because micro-electric forces give energy that vitalizes all the cells in our body. We get this life energy from the air we breathe, the pure water we drink and then finally fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains. If you plant a nut it will grow into a huge tree because of the life force contained within it. Electric life force can be measured in live, raw food by using a zinc copper anode plugged into a digital clock. Bananas or apples will run the clock for two weeks, an orange gives 30 days of electric energy, and a lemon can provide electricity to the clock for over 6 months. Consuming electrically live food keeps us healthy. Eating cooked, baked and processed sugars and fats leaves us devoid of "electric" energy. In the US, the top selling foods or products include coke, candy and cigarettes. We all know that processed food tastes good initially and sometimes gives a rush as your body deals with the dead food, but eventually, these foods make you feel drained and fatigued because this food is electrically dead. When you plug a transmitting wire into cooked, dead food there is no electrical energy. Antioxidants and phytochemicals Phytochemicals are chemicals that occur naturally in plants. Researchers have discovered a total of over 103,000 phytochemicals, some of which are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and serve as antioxidants, which can capture free radicals and prevent them from damaging DNA. These protective phytochemicals appear to prevent the promotion of the carcinogenic process in two ways: first by acting as antioxidants that detoxify and block carcinogenic agents from reaching and penetrating cell bodies, and second, by increasing production and activity of enzymes that can suppress malignant changes in cells already exposed to and damaged by carcinogens. This is how antioxidants help reduce the incidence of breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers. 18

Phytochemicals also lower cholesterol, detoxify the liver, clear up bronchitis and nasal congestion, alleviate pain, heal stomach ulcers and stop cramps. These natural plant chemicals can also lower the number of histamines in the blood, which will in turn reduce allergic reactions. Antioxidants such as proanthocyanidins found in grapes, are several times more effective than vitamins E and C in protecting the body from the effects of free radicals. Increasing the intake of these antioxidants results in increased support of the immune system, increased collagen development and decreased aging of the skin. Whole fruit and vegetable herbal supplements are now available, which contain citrus bioflavonoids like quercitin and hesperidins. The Peruvian herb, cat's claw, is a rich source of antioxidants and an immune system booster. There are supplements available that contain components of whole, organic vegetables and fruit harvested at the peak of maturity, when they are full of rich enzymes, minerals and phytochemicals, and when you break open one of these capsules, you should be able to smell the fresh fruit and vegetables. It is estimated that just two of these capsules contain the nutrients of one eight-ounce glass of raw, fresh-squeezed juice. Twenty-five percent of modern prescription drugs are artificial imitations of phytochemicals from plants. For example, the drug Taxol is used to treat ovarian cancer, and is an extract from the yew tree. This single drug will gross drug companies one billion dollars by the year 2002. Enzymes ­ our life force Enzymes provide the actual god-given spark of life - the vital living force within each of us. Enzymes are biologically active proteins that we are born with. There are over 1,300 types of enzymes present in every cell of our body; they are essential to all of life's processes and they produce rapid chemical reactions that allow us to breathe, move, and even think! The ability to think alone requires several chemical reactions initiated by enzymes. The same enzymatic process of life or death occurs in all animals and plants. The only difference between life and death of a cell, tissue, or system is the presence of enzymes. We have a finite, limited supply of enzymes and when our supply gets too low, illness sets in. If you deplete your enzyme supply you may weaken your immune system, increase the risk of disease and create malfunctions in the nervous, respiratory, musculature, and skeletal systems. This can shorten your life span by as much as twenty years, according to Dr. Edward Howell, Author of book called "Enzyme Nutrition". There is a Limit to the number of times our body cells can replicate. And in all animals the quality of new cells can be infuenced by hormone levels, enzymes, diet, exercise and lifestyle influences such as drugs, smoking and alcohol. To extend life to our full genetic capability, we must preserve and protect our enzymes and hormones. It is no wonder that our body, designed to live over 120 years, barely makes it through 70 or 80 years. Any animal fed cooked meat, un-sprouted seeds and processed foods, dies prematurely, but the same animal fed rawfruit, or raw organic vegetables, and sprouts lives a much longer life. 3 ways to deplete body supply of enzymes

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One way to deplete our enzyme supply is by eating processed sugars, fats, and proteins because these foods completely lack enzymes. In fact, they require excessive amounts of enzymes from the pancreas, stomach, and liver to complete digestion. The second way to deplete our supply of enzymes is to eat too many cooked foods. Eating cooked food can dangerously deplete our vital metabolic enzymes. The mildest form of heating food (over 118 degrees F) destroys all enzymes in the food. Lightly steamed, stir-fried, microwave or stove cooking destroys enzymes, and even a temperature that would be uncomfortable to the skin on your hand will destroy enzymes. Pasteurization is carried out at 145 degrees Fahrenheit, water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, and most cooking is carried out at 300 degrees Fahrenheit or hotter! The last way to deplete our enzymes is by consuming raw seeds and nuts that have not been sprouted. Raw seeds, nuts, grains, or legumes that have not been sprouted, contain enzyme inhibitors, which destroy your body's limited supply of enzymes. Nature provides enzyme inhibitors to prevent premature growth of the seed until it is planted in the proper place, and these enzyme inhibitors serve a vital role in preserving the plant species. Seeds thousands of years old found in pyramids still contain enzyme inhibitors, and some of these extremely ancient seeds will sprout and grow within twenty-four hours after being planted in moist soil. This is possible because water soaks into the seeds, nuts, legumes, or grains and completely deactivates the enzyme inhibitors within twenty-four hours. As you consume more raw, fresh food rich in enzymes, water, and phytochemicals, you will absolutely begin to look and feel like a younger person full of vitality.

Superior Protein for Humans

The Vegan Diet On a strict vegetarian or "vegan" diet, which includes no eggs or dairy products, there is more than enough protein for muscle growth and maintenance, as long as enough food is eaten to maintain body weight. Proteins are the "building blocks" of muscles, hormones, hair, fingernails, blood, and anti-bodies, etc. These individual building blocks, or amino acids, and are found in grains, legumes, green vegetables, yams, potatoes, and sprouted seeds, etc. I have followed a vegan diet, with a weight lifting and running exercise program since 1978, and I get all the protein I need from raw sprouts, vegetables, fruit, tubers, legumes and whole sprouted grains. I never use eggs or dairy products, and I have consumed no more than 6 total ounces of fish, chicken, or red meat once or twice a month for the last 24 years! I've added recent pictures of myself to this book so you can judge for yourself whether I look healthy and fit. Only during muscle building or pregnancy are small amounts of extra protein needed. This amounts to merely 25 grams (less than one oz) of extra protein, and the only added protein I recommend is vegetable-based from soy, sprouted seeds or legumes because adequate amounts of amino acids and protein will be obtained from a diet rich in whole foods. How much protein do we need?

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According to Contemporary Nutrition (Volume 5, 1980), a group of men weighing 154 lbs. each, were given a protein-free diet, and the protein lost from the body was measured. They excreted about 24 grams of protein per day, so we know we need to replace at least 20 to 24 grams a day to meet minimum needs, and it has been established elsewhere that approximately 40 grams of protein will meet anyone's needs. According to the National Academy of Science (1980), even a pregnant woman needs only 4 more grams of protein per day than a woman who is not pregnant, which would be just 44 grams total. This would satisfy the total known needs of a 9-month fetus. All vegetables contain protein, and eating grains, beans, peas, fruits and vegetables provides over 60 grams of quality protein a day. One cup of split peas or navy beans has 15 grams of protein, one cup of oatmeal or corn has over 5 grams of protein and two oranges have 2.5 grams of protein. Don't be misled by people who tell you these foods are a poor quality protein source. Children given various vegetable proteins, grow just as well, calorie for calorie, as children given animal proteins. (Knapp, Am J. Clinical Nutrition. 26:586, 1971). One group of children during the rapid growth period between ages 2 and 5, were given only wheat proteins, which are 14 % protein. This group was compared with children given egg-type proteins, and the first group grew just as well, if not better, than the egg protein group. (Ready, Am. J. Clinical Nutrition. 24:1246, 1971). Protein education in schools In elementary school nutrition textbooks across the country, there is a great misunderstanding about what our protein needs are. In a textbook by Helen Guthrie, Introductory Nutrition, there is a chapter about protein requirements. It has a picture of a big rat and a little rat and the book states: "Rats will gain more weight on an egg diet than on a whole wheat diet." suggesting there is a correlation between weight gain in rats and tissue protein synthesis. The Dairy Council and meat industry are huge sponsors of the production of textbooks on nutrition. They have found it is worthwhile to spend millions of dollars to teach our children, doctors and dietitians nutrition based on those old rat studies! Further, they choose to include certain studies that are beneficial to them, and leave out those that aren't. This practice has contributed to the worst epidemic of degenerative diseases seen in this country! Even at universities, the Dairy Council provides pamphlets promoting the benefits of eggs, milk and meat proteins. We have asked some professors why the Dairy Council is providing so much of this information, and they generally respond by saying the literature is provided free and they pass it out to their students so our future nutritionists, dietitians and doctors can learn "good nutrition." This is why many past nutritionists have been trained by professors advocating the outdated four food groups and by textbooks prepared from studies paid for by the meat and dairy industry. Liver, eggs, cheese and meat are not good sources of vitamins and minerals because of their excess fat, protein and cholesterol content. Do not be misled into believing you need these harmful foods for "proper nutrition." It is our job to help educate an entire generation. Dairy Products

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Milk is not a safe source of calcium for everyone because some people cannot tolerate the use of dairy products. Certain races such as Asian, Latin and Black, generally have difficulty digesting milk protein or milk sugar because production of a certain enzyme is inhibited and the dairy products remain undigested. Some symptoms of this intolerance include diarrhea, confusion and disorientation, and bloating or distending of the stomach due to the milk or dairy products rotting in the stomach. The Eskimos of Alaska eat more meat and protein than most Americans. Their diet is 25% protein - the highest in the world ­ and they experience up to 40% greater bone loss by the age of 40 than we do. The Eskimos surpass our calcium intake because they eat the bones of the fish they catch, which equals over 2,000 mg. of calcium per day! Still, this concentrated intake of calcium is not enough to prevent osteoporosis, and they usually have a negative mineral imbalance (more calcium loss from the bones than is taken into the body), which is caused by their excessive protein intake. The U.S. and Finland have the highest milk and protein intake in the world at 90-100 grams per day, and they also have the greatest number of hip fractures. Hong Kong and black townships in South Africa have the lowest number of hip fractures and they consume the least amount of milk and fewer than 80 grams of protein per day. Further studies of the Bantu natives in South Africa provide us with important information regarding calcium. The Bantu women give birth to an average of nine children and nurse each child an average of two years. You would assume these women need large amounts of calcium since they spend eighteen years lactating. But, their average diet contains only 350 milligrams of calcium a day. They eat a diet made up of mostly vegetables and fruit, some whole grains and about 10% protein. Because of this vegetarian-based protein diet they have no calcium deficiencies because the calcium they eat is absorbed properly and they maintain good health. They also have strong bones, don't lose their teeth as they get older, and their children grow up healthy and free of rickets and other calcium deficiency problems that occur in other cultures. Osteoporosis, which occurs so frequently in our culture, is non-existent in the Bantu culture. I've avoided all dairy products, including yogurt, for over 25 years because I'm allergic and I know I get better sources of calcium from vegetables. You get more calcium, ounce per ounce, from vegetables and various beans and peas than you do from dairy products. Although the Dairy Council says you must drink milk every day and use dairy products regularly to get your RDA of calcium, this is not true. When you reduce your protein intake and increase the intake of complex carbohydrates, your body will absorb calcium much more efficiently. Rich vegetable-based sources of calcium include corn tortillas, beans, broccoli and cabbage, etc. When you take a supplement for calcium, it is important to use an equal amount of magnesium for the best absorption. Studies by Dr. Anderson monitored people eating high fiber (with phytates) and found no effect in 20 to 50 months on mineral absorption. Levels of calcium, iron, zinc, etc., decrease slightly the first few weeks on the diet and then stabilized, as reported in Diabetes Care (Vol. 3, No. 1 Jan.- Feb. 1980). Osteoporosis and hip fractures In senior citizens, two major killers are hip fractures and osteoporosis. One billion dollars a year is spent on hip fractures related to bone loss and osteoporosis. is the loss of minerals from the bones. When the bones lose minerals, they become porous and

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susceptible to fracture and disability. Women are eight times more likely to develop a severe case of osteoporosis than are men, and hip fractures have recently been considered the major cause of death in women past the age of 50, surpassing even the death rate from breast cancer. Once a person is debilitated and bed-ridden from a fracture, they may develop infections, pneumonia and other problems that lead to death. As less protein is consumed, acid waste stops building up in the system, which is the key to stopping osteoporosis. This is wonderful news for people who want to avoid hip fractures, spinal column degeneration and loss of teeth, which is so common in American seniors. To help stop osteoporosis, switch to the Grow Young and Slim Plan with added progesterone or testosterone cream, along with growth factors. If you are a smoker, it's best to quit immediately, since just three cigarettes a day will draw calcium from the bones and start to deposit it into the arteries. To get a good idea of how healthy your bones are, have your bone density checked with a duel density photon scan. A simple scan is available at certain hospitals without a prescription (call us for suggestions). If you're taking a calcium supplement, stay in the 300-800 milligram range per day and be sure it is in a one-to-one balance with magnesium.

Testing for the right amount of protein

What if you still decide you need more protein? If you choose to add additional protein do so only until you reach your ideal body weight. Excess protein for a person trying to gain weight or already at their ideal weight, can result in devastating consequences starting with dehydration caused by a rapid loss of fluids. Test this for yourself: eat large amounts of chicken and fish and add some egg whites to your meal all day long for one to two days and notice what happens to you. More than likely you'll be very thirsty very quickly. In a couple of hours you'll also be surprised at the amount of water you'll need to drink. This happens because your body is building up excess waste products: urea, ammonia and uric acid from the protein that must be diluted by your vital tissue fluid. After several years on a high-protein diet you can develop severe gout, kidney stones, liver disorders and osteoporosis. X-rays show that people who eat large amounts of meat, eggs, cheese and milk protein develop holes in their bones as they get older. By comparison, people who eat less protein and more complex carbohydrate foods have greater density and strength in their bones. Now try another experiment. Two days after the high protein diet, switch to potatoes, fresh fruit, brown rice, spaghetti squash and other whole live foods. Eat these for two days and watch how drastically your requirements for water are reduced! You'll also notice you'll start to feel better. If you still feel that you want more protein, you may want to include small amounts of low fat animal products and B-12 supplements to your regular vegan diet. You don't need animal protein per se, but some people enjoy the taste variety, and in this case protein can be used as a condiment in stews, casseroles, etc. An excellent replacement for meat in any recipe would be vegetable, nut, seed, or soy proteins that are available in most health food stores. Protein counter

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SERVING SIZE Split peas, navy beans, black-eyed peas ­ 1 cup Flank steak, halibut or scallops (2 oz), lentil sprouts Collards, Brussels sprouts, soybean sprouts Alfalfa sprouts, kale, yams, brown rice, cherries

Protein grams 13.40 to 16 8.70 to 12 6.50 to 8.40 2.0 to 6.50

NOTE: Regarding sources of Protein Nuts contain protein and unprocessed fat with fiber. This slows the absorption of fat while providing a significant source of nutrients. Nuts are also concentrated in calories and fat, so limit their intake. Raw nuts must be soaked over night to release protease and lipase enzymes, and raw seeds should also be sprouted, which reduces their fat content to an ideally low level. Animal products should be eaten in amounts not exceeding 3 oz. of lean meat, 2 glasses of nonfat milk or 1 cup of nonfat yogurt per day. Avoid excess protein to prevent dehydration, fatigue and loss of calcium, magnesium, zinc, etc. from your bones. Always eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, beans, peas, nuts, seeds and sprouts.

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3 How to Make the Grow Young and Slim Plan Work

With the Grow Young and Slim Plan you can extend youth, improve sex and lose weight. The plan includes supplements, bio-identical hormones, good nutrition and physical and mental activity, and it will restore the slim, youthful body God intended us to have. We also emphasize replacing unhealthy foods with health-supporting foods in your diet. This means you need to consume fewer high calorie, dense, dry foods like pastas, bread and cereal. Even more important is the need to avoid foods that cause dehydration such as meat and dairy products. The reason high-protein meat and dairy foods are so dehydrating is because so much water (eight times more than plant foods and carbohydrates) is required to digest and detoxify all the waste by-products (such as ammonia and uric acid). Dry complex carbohydrates such as whole grains are not as bad as meats and dairy because the complex carbohydrates require very little water for digestion. Your best choice is always water-rich foods such as vegetables and fruit. They already have water contained in the plant cell walls and therefore contribute, instead of take away from total body water levels. Eat to Grow Slim The Grow Young and Slim Plan is not a quantitative diet, which means you can eat all you want, as often as you want, as long as you choose the proper foods. Even though there are no set guidelines for how much you should eat, we strongly recommend that you avoid overeating because overeating is very hard on the body. The key is to pay attention to your body's hunger signals and eat numerous, small, high water-content meals as you are hungry. This will burn fat and keep your blood glucose at healthy levels all day. Choose freely from the following foods: · High water, high fiber, low calorie foods For rapid fat reduction and high energy, eat as much as possible in this category. They range from about 10 ­ 70 calories per cup and are rich in fiber and water, which have almost no calories: Lettuce, cucumbers, celery, mushrooms, cabbage, bok choy, cauliflower, all types of squash, turnip greens, green beans, mustard greens, bell peppers (green, red, yellow), asparagus, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, beets, artichokes, gazpacho soup, veggie soups, sprouts, water chestnuts, radish, endive, eggplant, zucchini, okra, watermelon, gooseberries, tangerine, lime. · High water, high fiber, medium calorie foods These fruits are also to be eaten in almost unlimited use. They range from about 70 to 101 calories per cup: Grapes, peaches, apricots, oranges, pineapple, pears, papaya, honeydew and most other fruit. · Medium water, high fiber, medium calorie foods

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These foods should be eaten in moderate amounts per day because they have more food density and calories. It's best to limit them to four one-cup servings per day. They range from 109 to 137 calories per cup: Mangos, Durian (Malaysia) olives (about 6 green or black olives), green peas, potatoes, corn, sprouted seeds, sprouted beans, sprouted grains, wild rice · Low water, high fiber, higher calorie foods These foods should be eaten in smaller amounts per day. They range from about 191 to 291 calories per cup, so it's best to limit them to three cups per day in order to stay slim: Bananas, beans, lentils, pintos, etc, brown rice, sweet potatoes, avocado, corn tortillas, soy milk, soy cheese, rice milk, rice ice cream

The Slim Smoothie

Wouldn't you like to perform at your absolute best always? Slim Smoothie can make this happen for you! The Slim Smoothie is a drink that is rich in organic water, whole fiber, enzymes, antioxidants and phytochemicals from raw fruit, vegetables and sprouts. This daily drink will automatically increase the servings of vegetables and fruit in your diet, and you will benefit tremendously from the added fiber and live enzymes. Whole, organic foods and juices Whenever possible, it is best to eat organic foods, and this is especially true for the Slim Smoothie. When I refer to organic, I am not talking about pesticide-free. Foods free of pesticides and additives are important for a different reason - to avoid toxins. I am referring to living organisms such as plants and microorganisms because they convert all their vitamins, minerals and nutrients into organic substances. Therefore, organic minerals, vitamins and water are superior to inorganic or synthetic sources. This is why it's important to go to the source of whole food when creating the Slim Smoothie. Any disruption in the balance of whole food by juice extraction, peeling, degermination and processing reduces the healing powers and nourishing qualities of the fruit, vegetables and sprouts that make up the drink. For example, an apple has only 12 vitamins and 13 minerals, however a whole apple also contains over 386 health-promoting phytochemicals that serve as cell protectors and detoxifiers. Squeezing the juice from an apple destroys much of its detoxifying, nourishing power because the apple-pulp, which is discarded during juicing, contains most of the nutritional value. Whole blended juice avoids this loss. Extracted juices have a high concentration of sugar, which is absorbed too quickly into the bloodstream causing too much insulin to be released, which stores excess calories as fat. Whole-blended juice avoids this problem, and this is why you'll notice the difference when you drink a Slim Smoothie or eat whole vegetables and fruit. You will feel satisfied and energized instead of hungry and weak, as often happens after drinking extracted juice. I notice I am not hungry for hours after drinking this wonderful, lifepreserving drink. Additionally, extracted juice leaves out most of the phytochemicals present in whole food. Carrot juice has been considered beneficial because of beta-carotene. However, beta-carotene is just one of 500 carotenoids found in whole vegetables. Throwing away carrot pulp eliminates most of the powerful carotenoids that protect body cells and organs in a way that beta-carotene alone cannot. Also, it is possible that a high intake of just 26

beta-carotene may impair the absorption of the other carotenoids. That could explain why a recent Finnish trial experiment using only beta-carotene failed to prevent lung cancer as hoped. Removing the pulp from carrots also reduces calcium intake by over 91%, potassium by 50% and magnesium by 69%. A decrease in available minerals can increase the risk of osteoporosis, allergies and depressed immune function. The whole carotenoids also enhance cell communication between pre-malignant and normal cells. Cell communication is how a healthy immune system is warned of intruders so the body can call its defenses into action. When I go to the local health food store or juice stores like Java Juice, Jamba Juice, Zuka Juice, etc., I have them blend in the blender (not the juicer) four whole carrots for my drink. I make sure they don't juice the carrots separately and then pour the juice into the mixture. I also ask them to not use the fruit juice in their standard recipes. Instead, I request frozen or fresh fruit with water to blend into a drinkable liquid. Some of the staff at these stores never have these kinds of requests and are concerned about breaking their blenders with the carrots. Explain to them that the blenders they use (industrial Vitamix or K-Tec) are designed to blend rock hard ice and frozen fruit and they can easily handle carrots or other vegetables they might have on hand to put into your drink. Also, I ask them to leave out the dairy-based yogurt or sherbet in order to avoid excess sugar, allergy, gas, and bloating. You just may start a new trend with the Slim Smoothie blended drink recipe. Maybe they will list one of my Slim Smoothie recipes on their menu and call it the Delgado Smoothie, because Delgado in Spanish means Slim! At home or on the road I mix in herbs, Emerald Greens supplement, (see the index more information on Emerald Greens), and my daily multi-vitamin, liquid B-vitamins, folic acid, amino acids L-Glutamine, and soy or rice protein (optional) to my Slim Smoothie every day. This mixture contains all 92 of the naturally occurring ionic element minerals and bioavailable trace minerals found in seawater and in human tissues. According to Jacques Cousteau, there are pollution-free bodies of water, like the Sea of Cortez and the waters off the coast of Hawaii that, "offer the most exciting array of marine species in the world." These waters provide the richest source of organic water, fiber, phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in the world.

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Making your Slim Smoothie

INGREDIENTS: A blender Raw, whole vegetables and sprouts Raw, whole fruit Frozen fruit and/or ice cubes Water Rice milk and/or soymilk Herbs and supplements A transport container with lid RECIPE: Fill your blender container halfway with raw vegetables and sprouts. Fill your blender the rest of the way with fresh fruit and frozen fruit and/or ice cubes. Add approximately 2 to 4 cups of water and a ½ cup of rice milk or soymilk. Blend the ingredients until liquefied. Drink and enjoy! HELPFUL HINTS: If the Slim Smoothie comes out too thick, I add extra rice milk or water to thin it out. Most blenders create heat during processing that can destroy some enzymes, and that's why it's important to add ice cubes and/or frozen fruit and enough water during blending to keep the food cool, preserve the enzymes and help make the drink fluid and drinkable. BEGINNERS AND CHILDREN: At this level, use more fruit and sweeter fruits such as bananas, cherries or pears. The recipe should initially contain selected mild vegetables such as carrots, Napa cabbage, and cucumber, and fewer vegetables overall. Additionally, water with soy or rice milk should be added to the drink. INTERMEDIATE HEALTH ENTHUSIASTS: A blended recipe can include proportionally more veggies as compared to fruit and water as the base without juice, rice or soy milk. Use a very small amount of sprouts (1/8 to ¼ cup) since the taste may become too strong to make the drink enjoyable. ADVANCED HEALTH ENTHUSIASTS:

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At this stage, the Slim Smoothie should contain more vegetables, very little fruit and some sprouts blended with pure, filtered water - no added rice milk. You may add your supplements and green herbal blends to the drink. Advanced students may also choose to add sprouted sesame seeds, sprouted sunflower seeds, sprouted flaxseed, sprouted beans, or sprouted grains. Sprouting It is easy to start sprouting seeds, beans, peas, wheat, sunflower seeds, alfalfa seeds, lentils and chickpeas. Sprouting helps reduce the fat content of the seeds and enhances the protein and enzyme quality of the food, keeping it fresh and alive. Sprouts are great for stuffing in sandwiches and salads, and sprouting can increase vitamin and mineral content from fifty to nearly two thousand percent, especially for many B complex vitamins and vitamin C. Live food may include certain necessary nutrients we have yet to fully understand. To start sprouting, just place a teaspoon to a quarter cup of seeds into a glass jar. It's best to use glass instead of plastic because the light coming through the glass beneficially affects the growth. Add water to the jar and then cover it with a wire screen or cheesecloth. Let the seeds soak overnight, pour off the water the next day and then rinse the seeds with fresh water once or twice a day, perhaps in the morning and at night. Be sure to leave the jar at a 45-degree angle after you pour out the water and keep the jar in a dark area or in indirect light, since the sprouts grow best in this situation. After three days, the sprouts are little plants fully concentrated in beneficial enzymes, and they will be ready to eat by the fourth day. Usually you can start one jar the first day, a second one the next day and so on, for a constant supply of fresh sprouts. The digestive enzymes inside vegetables, fruits, sprouted wheat berries, or bean sprouts help our bodies during digestion. Just like in any other endeavor, in health it is very important that you progress by mastering one stage or step at a time. That is why there are beginning, intermediate and advanced blending stages for the Slim Smoothie. The first time you make the drink, it must be tasty enough so that you will continue to drink it everyday. Everyone, regardless of their overall health or age, should start as a beginner and then progress to the advanced level as soon as their comfort level permits the changes in taste and texture. My blended Slim Smoothie energy drink recipes are different almost every morning or noontime. A typical Slim Smoothie might include watermelon, with two to four carrots, one vine ripe tomato, one apple, blueberries, strawberries, a banana and sugar beets. I recommend growing your own sprouts, but if you don't have time to grow sprouts, you can buy packaged sprouts at the market. Some people have been led to believe that it is best to not combine fruit with vegetables. However, in over twenty years of helping people to embrace this concept of blending rather than juicing, I have noticed the addition of fruit is necessary to keep the drink palatable. I also suspect that primitive man probably foraged through the rain forests gathering various vegetables and fruit and mixing them by eating them together without concern about digestive juice mixing or other confusing beliefs put forward by certain health advocates. With a daily Slim Smoothie in your diet, your blood sugar will be perfect. If you are diabetic, blood sugar levels can be improved with a daily Slim Smoothie containing more 29

vegetables than fruit, combined with a decrease in the intake of fatty greasy, concentrated sugary foods during the rest of the day. I have measured the insulin and blood glucose levels of hundreds of people who drink a blended Slim Smoothie everyday, and there have been astonishing results and improved levels within nine days. Again, when making the Slim Smoothie, DO NOT use a juicer, use a BLENDER! The best blender to use for a Slim Smoothie is a Vitamix, Bosch or K-tech. They are high-quality blenders and they come with a large container that can hold up to 60 ounces. They have a strong motor that lasts for years and save time because they quickly liquefy the mixture of vegetables, hard carrots, fruit and supplements. A high-power blender has a strong enough motor to actually blend and retain the fiber. These high-quality blenders are investments in the $430 range, and the savings created by using a blender instead of a juicer are enormous when you consider the fact that no food volume is wasted, not to mention the decrease in health care costs which will be created by your new levels of health and energy. Affordable and powerful blenders You may also buy a simple blender at WalMart or most drug stores for between $39 and $89. These blenders work fine, provided they have a motor with at least 425-watts or more, so that they are strong enough to blend vegetables. A blender with a weak motor may not survive daily Slim Smoothies, so it's best to get a blender that has at least a 425watt motor. Also, most of these less expensive units come with a container that is 40 oz instead of 60 oz. If the blender has a small pitcher (less than 40 oz), you may have to blend two batches instead of one. Some units such as Hamilton Beach come with a twoyear limited warrantee. At that price, even if the blender breaks, it can be replaced for a minor cost. Hamilton Beach also has an 800 number and a website, www.hamiltonbeach.com, where you can order a larger container of up to 60 oz for only $15 dollars extra. I use an Oster or a Hamilton Beach for my travel blender. There are various blenders that are probably just as good, as long as they have a strong motor. I take my less expensive blender with me on the road and it fits in the trunk of my car or in my suitcase when I travel. Tips for fast and efficient blending You must have a blended drink on a daily basis to gain the maximum benefits from the Grow Young and Slim Plan. I know you can be successful if you follow these steps: Set your blender on the kitchen counter top, ready to use at all times rather than stored in a cabinet where you may forget about it. Human nature is such that if you see the blender ready to go, it is more likely that you will use it. Have a cutting board ready for some minor preparation to cut, remove stems and seeds or clean vegetables and fruit. Use sufficient water, soy or rice milk and ice in the drink so the consistency comes out smooth. The water line should come up to over half or three fourths of the blender line for proper blending of all the harder chunks of vegetables. 1. The moment you pour out the blended concoction, immediately rinse the blender and any cutting utensils with fresh, hot water. Vegetables, fruit and sprouts easily rinse with water down the disposal after blending. However, if you wait to clean

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the blender pitcher later with the rest of the dishes, the thick, almost caked-on layer of vegetable matter will be much harder to clean. The common excuse of not wanting to "do the dishes" may give you a false reason to not want to blend again. The whole process from putting vegetables, fruit and water in the blender to pouring out the completed drink, to rinsing the pitcher and utensils can be done in less than eight minutes - the time you would usually take to brew some coffee in the morning. If you don't have time to blend in the morning, then blend in the afternoon or evening. The key is that you do it on a daily basis to gain the youth-extending benefits of fat loss, increased energy and total body hydration. Transporting your Slim Smoothie The transport container can be a two quart container with a lid that can be opened and closed as you drink or sip. It does take time to consume the 32 to 60 ounces of blended slim smoothie, so you need a good container that is spill proof. In the past, I have accidentally spilled an entire blended drink from an open container ­ as you can imagine, this was a mess that took a lot of effort to clean up. A good container or large straw will make it easy to drink the entire amount everyday. You can walk around in the morning getting ready for work and even take the container with you in the car on the way to work. This will allow you enough time to consume sufficient quantities of drink necessary to get the full benefits from blending. The moment you decide to blend on a regular basis you will notice a big difference in your health and energy. The days you forget to blend you may notice less energy, stiffer joints and deeper wrinkles in the face due to dehydration. I have convinced thousands of people to start blending instead of juicing and every one of them has noticed a huge difference within nine days.

The Slim Tote

When you go to work or leave your home for more than a few hours, there is a tendency to eat whatever is available, and that may very well be candy, doughnuts, fast burgers and fries. As protection from fats and sugars, I recommend using a "Slim Tote" when you're away from home. A Slim Tote is a portable container where you can carry tasty snacks, fruit and vegetables. Almost every person following the Slim Plan who has tried the Slim Tote technique has reported fantastic results within weeks. Frequent eating from the Slim Tote to overcome hunger, overeating and binging may sound like a contradiction, but it is actually an effective solution. People who eat fatty foods devoid of fiber eventually tend to gain fat, but great health begins with always having the best, high energy, low fat foods available. In a recent poll, it was shown that most people snack on extremely high-fat foods, but the Slim Tote approach helps you eat tasty, low fat foods all day long and keeps you from giving in to eating the wrong foods. I have been training and educating busy people to follow a low-fat, water-rich nutritional program since 1978, and I have found many ways to help people to comply with and follow the program, but none has been as effective or long lasting as the blended Slim Smoothie drink and the Slim Tote. For three years I helped thousands of people follow the plan, but I only told a handful of people about my special Slim Tote idea, because at the time, I didn't realize how important carrying fresh, water rich, low fat food was to long-term success. 31

In early 1979 I hired Bea (Delgado) Campbell (my mother), as a health educator. She spent countless hours with me learning the ideas, teaching students and working with me to help participants follow the program. By the end of 1979, I had hired several health educators, and I noticed they always followed the program better than anyone else because they were required to prepare the foods for our food demonstration classes for as many as forty to one-hundred people. At least four times a week, the educators had to make five-course meals complete with soups, salads, main-dish casseroles and desserts, and they were encouraged to eat any leftovers. In most cases, this was the only food they had in their refrigerator and kitchen, so they followed the low fat diet perfectly. I also noticed the educators began carrying their food with them in ice chests or sacks, as I had been doing for years, to make sure they would eat the right food at all times. Packing your Slim Tote To set up your Slim Tote, get an insulated bag with blue ice typically designed to keep soda or food cold. If you travel and you don't have access to a refrigerator or freezer, just put ice in a plastic zip-lock bag with the blue ice. Place the bag upright in the tote and at the end of the day, drain the water and add new ice cubes. I cover the ice bag with one or two paper towels to absorb the small amount of moisture from the condensed water. Twice a week, go to your local produce market and buy a selection of your favorite veggies, fruits and tasty snacks. If you want to lose weight, purchase those foods that are low in calories. A ready back-up supply of fruit and vegetables for your Slim Tote can help reduce your visits to the market. The Slim Tote should contain your favorite types of fruits, vegetables, salads and casseroles in Zip lock bags or containers. Favorite selections for your tote can include yellow or red cherries, grapes, pears, plums, peaches, apples, nectarines, and bananas. A few bananas can be eaten daily on our weight loss plan because they have less than 2% fat and are relatively low in calories per volume. Blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are also good choices and frozen berries can be placed in a tight container and eaten as they thaw during the day. The average Slim Tote food sack filled with fruits and vegetables weighs about ten to fifteen pounds, and it is best to buy vegetables that are easy to carry, like one or two carrots, a small stalk of celery, baskets of cherry tomatoes, yellow or red bell peppers, etc. Eat the peppers raw and you will be surprised how refreshing and crisp they taste. Red bell peppers are four times higher in Vitamin C than oranges, and green peppers are twice as high. White corn and yellow corn in the husk can be peeled and surprisingly, tastes mildly sweet when eaten raw. Chinese snow peas are delicious eaten raw so take enough to last a few days. I also get vegetables in a jar like green string beans, green peas, and new potatoes, which are small, bite-size, and already cooked. I keep a fork and spoon in the tote, pour off the juice and just eat the string beans, peas or potatoes or right from the jar. Many of our participants put cooked small potatoes in a baggy to be eaten during the day from their Slim Tote. When eating potatoes, it's best to remove the skin, because the green substance under the skin called solanine has been known to cause liver problems when consumed in excess.

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You can also microwave vegetables in the morning, and pour salsa, low-sodium Worcestershire Sauce or mustard on them. You can microwave your veggies at work if you prefer, but many busy people have to eat on the go and save themselves time by taking a bite of potato or fruit at a stoplight on the way to and from work. The Slim Tote at work Take the Slim Tote with you wherever you go ­ even keep it at your desk at work so you can nibble on low fat foods when you feel weak, empty or hungry. If you are unable to keep your Slim Tote near you, then take a banana, apple or some celery to nibble. If your food is left in the refrigerator at work instead of at your desk, you may not get the chance to snack when your body signals hunger. Your busy work schedule may distract you and when you finally do eat, you'll be ravenous and may be tempted to eat that doughnut, chocolate, cheese or potato chips that add fat to your diet. When you get home from work, put the leftover vegetables and fruit into the refrigerator crisper. Leave them in the bag so you can quickly and easily put them in your Slim Tote the next day. You must plan to carry your Slim Tote with you every day and remember to assemble your foods in time for work the next day. Save on your food bill With the Slim Tote, your food bill will probably drop dramatically since you will be reducing your expenditures on prepared foods, and you may find yourself routinely skipping restaurant stops. Most of my busy Grow Young and Slim seminar graduates and patients go to restaurants for variety and for special occasions. They have saved considerable time and money reducing frequent restaurant trips and you can too. It is possible to save literally hundreds of dollars and hours of time that can be allocated for families, walking, biking, swimming or other activities. Be sure to bring your Slim Tote along with you when you go! On those occasions when you do go to a restaurant, be sure to nibble from your Slim Tote in the car on your way, and keep a steady dosage of thermogenic herbs. By doing so, you will find yourself ordering less or no fatty foods from the menu. Plan to succeed Be sure to plan ahead so that the moment you begin to feel weak or hungry, go ahead and eat lightly. Frequent small meals of complex carbohydrates will be digested into glucose at a slow, consistent rate, and this will maintain even glucose levels, giving you a consistently high energy level. Your best chance of obtaining the nutrition you need is to consume over 10 servings of vegetables, sprouted grains, sprouted beans, sprouted seeds, and fruit a day as if your life depends on it! The quality of your health does depend on this simple, water rich, nutrient rich diet.

Drink Water to Grow Young and Healthy

We are born with a majority of water in our cells and tissues; the human body is composed of over 75% water and only 25% solid matter. As we age, we lose almost half of our water level. This aging process is accelerated due to a decline in hormones, a lack of proper hydration and consumption of dehydrated foods such as meat, dairy and oils.

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Because of this it is obvious why there are so many sick, obese, prematurely aged adults and seniors. Water can reverse nearly 42 diseases The best source of water is from fruits and vegetables, because this water is purified by the root system of the plants. Also, there is a belief by some that the water contributed from the consumption of fruits and vegetables is organic or structured to match your body's needs better than simple purified bottle water. Water provided from 40 to 60 oz of Slim Smoothie seems to quench the thirst better than the equivalent amount of drinking water. Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D. from Falls Church Virginia, author of "Your Body's Many Cries for Water," specializes in research about the connection between water and disease prevention. He believes that many chronic illnesses, pain and obesity are signs of chronic dehydration. He suggests that in order to lose weight and reverse nearly 42 different diseases including asthma, arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, poor hearing or sight and digestive disorders, we must replace our water levels, exercise and eat more vegetables, fruit, soups and salads. 4 Steps to hydrate the body The human body needs water on a constant basis. To prevent dehydration, our bodies must maintain an average of 75% water in muscles, organs and tissues. Our brain needs at least 85% water to function properly, and fat cells require the least amount of water. Your total need for water is half your body weight in ounces. For example, a 140pound person needs a minimum of 70 oz. of water a day, which is a little over two quarts (64 oz.) a day. In addition to the water I get from the blended smoothie, I drink water the rest of the day and into the evening to meet my body's need to digest, create enzymes, hormones and energy. It's also important to drink water before, during and after meals to enhance digestion. Some people believe that water consumed during a meal may dilute or interfere with the digestion and absorption of food, but the fact of the matter is the opposite. We must consume extra water to facilitate complete utilization of nutrient and energy needs. 1. Consume large quantities of fruit and vegetables. 2. Add sea salt to drinking water or small amounts to your food. Research shows that in order to achieve proper water levels, the body needs a source of sea salt balanced with sodium and potassium, just like our body fluids. Whole fruits, vegetables and legumes naturally contain about 2 grams of salt, therefore, we need 2 to 4 grams of added sea salt per day to average about 4 to 6 grams total. The best way to get the correct amount of salt is to add a pinch of sea salt per quart of drinking water. 3. Avoid dehydrating foods such as caffeine, alcohol-containing beverages and dehydrating protein excesses. Supplement the body's hormones. As we age past 25 years, we lose cellular water. To retain or to restore water in our cells, we can take natural hormones, enzymes and minerals. Restoring growth hormone and growth factors to youthful levels also allows albumin in the blood to build up and regain lost fluids.

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To achieve optimum health we need a constant supply of water, literally every two or three hours, much like all other species. Amphibians have to return to water every two hours or they dry up and die, and we humans have bodies that are refined, efficient waterpreservation systems, created so our species could exist away from the ocean. The human existence can be a stressful adventure if we don't consume enough life-preserving water. How to tell if you're dehydrated Using the sensation of a dry mouth to gauge whether or not your body needs water is not an accurate safeguard because it comes too late to do much good. Since the human body has almost no ability to store water beyond a few hours, whatever excess water we drink is passed out of the body quickly. The color of urine in a healthy well-hydrated individual is nearly clear. A sure sign of chronic dehydration is yellow or darker shades of yellow urine. This yellow is a sign that your body is concentrating the urine without allowing much water to pass out of your body. Eventually, this can cause diseases of dehydration and aging. The best remedy for dehydration is to drink pure water at consistent intervals throughout the day and into the evening. You cannot count beverages such as coffee or soda as a supply of water. Tea, coffee, alcohol and sodas do provide water, but they also contain dehydrating agents that get rid of the water they are dissolved in, drawing water from the reserves of the body. When you drink anything other than water, you are drawing more water out of your body than you are putting in. It works just like a bank account: if you keep on withdrawing without depositing, you will end up with a negative balance. Our bodies have established an emergency water-management system and a strict rationing of the water reserves. The brain is 1/50th the total weight of the body; yet it receives nearly 20% of the total blood circulation. The brain gets priority for water first, followed by every other organ of the body. Staying on the Grow Young and Slim Plan gives the cells of our body a greater amount of water inside than outside the cells. As most people age, however, they have less water inside than outside the cells. This compromises health and leads to premature aging and disease. Almost every diet or treatment plan totally ignores this critical point and doctors tend to study the solid tissues, minerals and structure of the body and ignore the solvent fluids made up of life-giving water.

Tips for Continued Weight Loss

Do you want to eat delicious foods, and eat out at Italian, Mexican, Chinese and American restaurants? Would you like to enjoy frequent meals without hunger, increase your energy and look fit for a lifetime? To have constant energy and achieve your ideal weight, eat low fat vegetable based foods just before you get hungry. Haven't you ever gone to the supermarket on an empty stomach and noticed how many fattening foods you bought? Most dieters make the terrible mistake of going to a restaurant or party when they're starved. Why not eat fruits, vegetables or low-fat soup before you go to a restaurant or a friend's house for a meal? This will help you stay in control, avoid temptations and make better food choices. Anticipation of hunger

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Anticipation of hunger is one of the keys to the success on The Grow Young and Slim Plan. It is very important you learn to eat more frequent small meals. Train yourself to eat just before you get hungry by becoming sensitive to that early signal your body sends you about thirty minutes before hunger; it could be a feeling of slight weakness, distraction or an empty feeling in the stomach. On other diets, you're told to fight the natural urge of hunger, and then finally you're so hungry you lose control and give in to the greasy temptations of our fast-food environment. Why do you think fast food restaurants are so successful? Have you noticed how liquor stores and markets have two thirds of the cash register area filled with candy and snacks? We have discovered your only protection from this powerful temptation, is simply to anticipate your hunger. You must eat low calorie, high fiber foods the moment you feel a slight drop in energy or have an empty feeling in the stomach. When you're trying to lose weight, you have to eat a lot more fruit - about three to eight pieces a day, and a lot more vegetables - up to four pounds worth, either raw, cooked, steamed, microwave or in soup, etc. Many overweight people fear overeating and those individuals should have their cortisol levels checked, since as we pointed out, overeating or Bulimia is often associated with low cortisol levels. On the Grow Young and Slim Plan, if you do find yourself compelled to eat, you can "overeat" fruit, vegetables, soup and salad and still lose weight. For example, if you consumed four pounds of vegetables and fruit in a day, you would have taken in an average of only 550 calories, and there would be less room left for fattening foods like meat, cheese, milk, eggs and oils. An experiment was conducted requiring the participants to eat ten potatoes a day. Anything else could be eaten as long as they ate the ten potatoes first. Since potatoes have only 69 calories each, that is a total of 690 calories a day. The participants all lost fat weight during the three-month experiment, since there was little room left for any other food! Of course, the Grow Young and Slim Plan encourages you to eat a variety of natural foods, not just potatoes, and it works best if you don't smother your potatoes and vegetables with fatty, oily dressings and cheese. An interesting discovery from this experiment was that potatoes are good for insulin control contrary to popular belief. Eat light meals to regulate blood sugar Another point to remember is that veggies and fruit are so low in calories that the initial absorption of most of the glucose happens within 15 to 45 minutes. This means that meals should be about 30 minutes to three hours apart, and only rarely longer than six hours apart, in order to get sufficient glucose. This is why it is so important to eat the moment you feel empty, weak, or slightly hungry, since that is the signal from your body that your glucose level has begun to drop. The signal to eat will vary by how much and what kind of food you ate at your previous meal or snack, and the constant presence of glucose will allow your body to burn fat consistently. Take energy-enhancing thermogenic herbs to manage appetite if you overeat when you're stressed or bored. Nibble every 30 minutes to three hours if you're eating fruits and veggies to lose weight. When eating more grains, breads, beans and casserole dishes, you'll find you only need to eat about four to six hours apart. Sprouted grains and beans

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will sustain you longer since they are lower in water content than fruits and vegetables and are more concentrated in food substance. In a typical week, I consume over 15 carrots, ten pears, five apples and peaches, 5 stalks of celery, and various vegetables and fruit too numerous to list. I exceed ten to fifteen large servings of vegetables and fruits a day blended in my Slim Smoothie every morning and/or night. I also eat big salads, and bowls of soup while munching on low fat, fiber-rich and water-rich foods through out the day and into the evening. Salty or spicy food cravings People who have insatiable hunger or bulimia aggravated by salty food cravings are usually deficient in another hormone called aldosterone. People low in aldosterone usually have to urinate almost immediately after drinking water or any fluid. They cannot retain salt so they cannot retain water. Additionally, they also usually feel better laying down rather than standing still or sitting because if they stand still they feel tired and get the urge to lie down. These individuals will need to add small amounts of salt and ionic minerals while drinking additional water to attract or hold on to the water that the body needs for normal bodily functions. Dr Thierry Hertoghe suggests the prescription for aldosterone deficiency to include fludrocortisone (9-alpha-fluoro-hydrocortisone) of 50 to 150 mcg taken once a day since its action lasts 24 hours. After one week on this treatment, most people notice they no longer crave salty, spicy foods. I have used aldosterone therapy with obvious benefit, but we are searching for a natural version of aldosterone since Dr Hertoghe confides that there may be additional unexpected benefits such as increased energy from using natural aldosterone instead of the synthetic version.

Grow Young and Slim While Eating Out

Call a restaurant in advance for special requests. This courtesy will improve your chances of getting what you want. The worst that can happen is the restaurant will refuse. In that case, pick another restaurant. When going out to eat, be sure to eat something before you leave home and nibble from your Slim Tote along the way. Remember to take your thermogenic herbs and fat-absorbing fibers en route to the restaurant to take the edge off your appetite so that fat-laden temptations will not be as difficult to refuse. Order meatless dishes whenever possible and emphasize vegetables as the main part of your meal. Choose broiled or baked foods instead of fried. Skip dessert or have fruit, and bring Stevia for your sweetener in place of artificial sugar. I put 5 drops in my water with lemon, or with tea. Think before entering the restaurant and have a good idea what you will order before hand, then stick to your decision. Whenever possible, order a la carte to avoid unwanted courses and trimmings, and think in terms of low fat versus high fat choices for each course. For example, if appetizers are placed on the table, concentrate on celery and carrots instead of cheeses, and choose a broth-based instead of cream-based soup. If soup is made with meat, you should spoon out as much of the meat as possible, or ask for less meat or no meat in your soup. I love to stop in for a tureen of vegetable soup at Marie Callender's, Sizzler's, the Soup Exchange and the Soup Plantation. Asian

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When you order, request no oil, eggs, M.S.G., sugar, or soy sauce. Ask them to stir fry, your vegetables in chicken or fish stock. They can add cornstarch to thicken and ginger and garlic to flavor. Hot mustard is good to use at the table. Try to select soups and vegetables with broccoli added instead of meat and avoid beef, pork and duck. Order vegetable chop suey or chow mein with very little oil. For taste variety, try the spicy hot Szechwan sauces on broccoli, eggplant or other vegetables. Choose plain steamed rice instead of fried rice. Frying in soy sauce or oil is what browns fried rice. Avoid hors d'oeuvres because they are high in fat and cholesterol. At Thai restaurants, I order Yum Won Sen (spicy salad) and Tom Yum Pak (spicy lemon grass soup), which are my absolute favorites. I ask them to substitute broccoli for the large amount of chicken they traditionally use. Mexican Call ahead in the morning to order beans without lard; they may oblige you. Avoid fried chips - if they are crispy, they are fried). Instead, request 1/2 dozen soft and steamed tortillas to dip in the salsa. At Mexican restaurants, I order tortilla soup without cheese or chicken, Albondigas soup without meatballs, black bean soup without sour cream, or gazpacho soup (cold traditional Spanish soup made with tomatoes, onions and vegetables). For an entrée, try enchiladas stuffed with rice and no cheese. Try a tostada, but ask for a steamed instead of fried corn tortilla bottom. Top with plain beans, shredded lettuce, onion, salsa and just a dab of guacamole. When ordering fajitas, ask to have them stir fried without oil, and ask for beans cooked in water and corn tortillas. Order burritos without cheese. French At French restaurants, ask for vegetables in a light vinaigrette, and French bread. Try salads and steamed vegetables, or a Salad Nicoise without oil or egg yolk. For an entrée, Ratatouille (cooked vegetables), a simple vegetable soufflé made with egg whites (without the butter), or a baked potato with chives are all tasty choices. Most French restaurants will prepare a beautiful steamed vegetable plate to order even if it is not on the menu. Request no salt, butter, margarine, oil or sauces. If your cholesterol level is below 160, you may order broiled fish chicken (or frog legs) once or twice a week. American Fresh vegetables are unlimited, and you may select a limited amount of the marinated vegetables to avoid over consumption of salt. Request vegetable soups and fruit salads. Avoid eggs, meat, excess chicken, turkey, cheese, oil or mayonnaise-based salad dressings, and bacon bits. Try using lemon juice with garlic and herbs or salsa if available. If bread is served, ask for sprouted whole grain bread or rolls, but if they are not available, anything other than butter or egg bread will do in small quantities. For an entree, a steamed vegetable plate can usually be ordered, even if it is not on the menu. Ask to have the butter, oil, margarine and sauces omitted. A side order of baked potato with salsa or the fresh vegetables of the day can be an excellent main course

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after the salad bar. Mashed potatoes (hold the gravy) with several ears of corn (hold the butter) can be a filling and healthy alternative to chicken, and you'll leave feeling full, knowing you haven't over-stressed your body. For dessert, try fresh fruit, fruit salad or fruit sorbet. If you feel very decadent, split a rich dessert among several people - and take tiny bites. Fresh fruit can generally be found at most coffee shops or breakfast houses. Order grapefruit, orange sections, cherries, melon in or sliced bananas, or ask for a sugar free fruit plate & carrot juice. Try apple juice with water added instead of nonfat milk on cereal! For good lunchtime ideas, have hot soup (broth based instead of creamed), as a main part of you lunch. Always order salads & fruit and look for eating places that offer minimally processed foods. Cafeterias and lunch counters have the advantage of showing you exactly what you are getting. The trick is to choose foods that are not swimming in fat, oil or sugar. Natural and vegetarian restaurants are good choices and they generally offer fresh vegetables and fruit salads and juices, whole grain breads, vegetable casseroles, etc. Again, beware of dishes laden with cheese, eggs or oil. If you must eat at a fast food restaurant, choose one with a salad bar so you can fill up on raw vegetables and fruit, otherwise order the simplest sandwich, leave off the fat-laden hamburger or chicken meat, and instead request the bun, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mustard, catsup and no mayo. Surprisingly French fries may have less total fat than cheeseburgers or cheese tacos, but eat them on a limited basis. For a beverage, order fruit juice instead of a milkshake.

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Decrease Fat and Increase Energy

In the United States today, obesity affects more than 70 million Americans. Our society as a whole carries around 2.3 billion pounds excess body fat and a child born today has over a 75% chance of becoming obese later in life. In our country, only 22% of our diet is composed of vegetables, fruit, beans or seeds and as a result, over 50% of Americans are obese. In countries such as Uruguay and Venezuela where they eat a diet 53-60% higher in water and rich in whole fiber vegetables, beans and rice only 20% of the people are overweight. In countries where the diet is composed of over 70-80% vegetable based foods, obesity is almost nonexistent. Nathan Pritikin Nathan Pritikin was a great researcher, a pioneer in wellness care and my first great mentor. Nathan was an inventor as well as a genius in science and technology, and has over 50 patents worldwide in chemistry, physics and electronics. I met him in 1978, when he was 63 years old and I was 23. I was amazed by his energy and persistence compared to other men of his age. I worked as his right hand man as we developed a wellness program for a whole city in Louisiana, and I eventually became Director of the entire Community-Based Program Department. We also provided hospital wellness programs to train doctors about preventative health care. In 1982, I did the first seminars with Nathan in San Diego, California at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. Our Longevity program was featured on CBS's 60 minutes program and it created a record for viewer response. We documented all of our results and reported them in medical journals dealing with reversing degenerative diseases. Famous authors, politicians, actors, and corporate presidents came to us to improve their lives at our live-in centers and outpatient clinics. It only took four weeks to train people how to overcome even the most difficult of health problems. Nathan and I presented powerful seminars, documented by thousands of medical references that we had studied. We answered difficult questions from participants with serious diseased conditions, explaining complex issues that few doctors were able to understand. Nathan was a true genius, and although we have improved the program significantly since I worked with him over twenty years ago, I will forever be grateful to him for giving me the opportunity to gain the knowledge that was instrumental in developing today's Grow Young and Slim Plan. Hundreds of thousands of people have already benefited from this program that allows you to slow down aging, become slim, energetic and to look better than ever. I believe people are in greater need today of Grow Young and Slim than ever before. On the Grow Young and Slim Plan, I live each day in optimum health with a youthful body, because I believe it is important to serve as a good role model for this generation.

Rules for Fat Loss

Utilize a combination of quality herbal supplements to reduce appetite and increase the rate of burning fat. Eat a diet high in water-rich, complex carbohydrates: fruit and vegetables, etc. The more of these foods you eat, the more likely you'll have an ideal body weight.

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Significantly decrease your fat intake. You must limit or avoid fats, oils, margarine, eggs, low fat and whole milk, cheese, peanut butter and fatty meats. Remember that fats have 2 ¼ times more calories than other types of food, which is why they are so fattening. Read labels on the foods you buy to be sure you're eating less than 40 grams of fat per day, or 15 % fat on a 2,000-calorie diet. Generally, a food should contain less than four grams of fat per one-cup serving. If you are going to have a fatty meal, be sure to take fat-absorbing chitosan ten minutes before, especially if meat, eggs, cheese, dairy, or oils are going to be consumed. Avoid excessive use of sugar, alcohol, fruit juice or dried fruit. Excess sugars are devoid of fiber so they rush into your bloodstream too quickly and turn into fat. Do not use artificial sweeteners - use the natural herb Stevia. If you have a sweet tooth and have trouble resisting fatty candy and sweets, try consuming sweet fruit like cherries, blueberries, grapes and watermelon instead. You may still get cravings for candy, but if you have a ready supply of fruit to eat at all times, you can successfully resist temptation. Keep the body hydrated. Substitute water for dehydrating beverages such as soda, coffee, alcohol, milk and tea and avoid dehydrating, concentrated protein and fatty foods. Manage hormones to increase youthful hormone levels. To become slim, have saliva, urine and blood hormone tests done. Hormones control the build-up of fat or the burning of fat by sending messages of either an aging body or a youthful body. Exercise consistently and properly for maximum weight loss. Studies have shown exercises involving the largest muscle groups of the legs, hips and back will burn off more fat. These types of exercises include walking, jogging, dancing, using mini-trampolines, stair-steppers, etc., add resistance with 5 or 10 pound hand weights and you will burn more fat from the hard to lose areas like the stomach, thighs or hips, than will specific, spot exercises like sit-ups and bending motions. Test for "delayed" allergies . Many times, overeating is a symptom of repeatedly consuming foods you're addicted to and/or allergic to. An allergy test exposes your white blood cells to typical foods and chemicals. By avoiding certain foods, molds, yeast or petrochemicals that react in your body, you can reduce bloat, water retention and overeating. Reduce stress by focusing on the good things in people and in life. If adrenaline builds up from stress, it can increase blood fats for several hours. To reduce stress, make sure you get enough sleep each night. The ideal sleep hours for natural hormone production and rejuvenation are between 10 pm and 2 am, so it is best to sleep between those hours. A thirty-minute nap during the day may be beneficial for people who work long hours (12 to 16 hours a day). Be patient. Don't be discouraged if your weight loss seems slower than you'd like. As you follow The Grow Young and Slim Plan, your muscles will reabsorb vital fluid and your body will begin to hold 4 to 10 lb. more bulk food in the intestines due to the increase in fiber rich foods. Because of this, you may believe you're gaining weight during the first month following the program, when in fact you'll be burning fat at a more rapid pace than any other program yet developed. Stay on Grow Young and Slim Plan at least six months and you will appreciate how easily those inches of fat will melt away while you never go hungry.

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Fat Cells

Fat cells develop early in life Fat provides 9 calories per gram, whereas carbohydrate and protein have only 4 calories per gram. This means fat is twice as fattening as any other nutrient. The actual number of fat cells we have is influenced by three critical periods of time during our lives. The first period comes before birth, during the last three months of pregnancy. If a pregnant woman is led to believe good nutrition means eating more eggs, cheese, milk, butter and meat, then the excessive amount of fat and calories that end up in her diet will stimulated an increase in the number of fat cells in the fetus. If your mother had followed a Grow Young and Slim Plan with whole grain rice, beans, peas, fruit and vegetables and without added fat, you may have developed fewer fat cells. The next critical period of fat cell development occurs during the first year of life. If your mother gave you high-fat bottle formulas and introduced fat and sugar-laden foods into your diet, then your fat cells would have increased beyond the expected number, because fat cells can double or triple during the first year after birth. However, if you were breast fed, then your body would have produced fewer fat cells. In the final critical period, during childhood and youth, the fat cells grow both in size and number. Children need to establish a healthy pattern of eating to control the number of fat cells, yet many parents feed their children meat hamburgers, greasy fries, cheese pizzas and coke during these formative years. Unfortunately, this type of diet may increase the chance that these children will become obese adults. For teenage girls, another significant increase in fat cells may occur because of hormonal changes during puberty and because of a fatty diet. Girls are especially at risk if they have a build up of the bad kind of estrogens (16 alpha Hydroxyestrone). Giving children more cruciferous vegetables and supplements designed to clear bad estrogens will help combat the buildup of fat cells during this time. If you developed a large number of fat cells for any of the above reasons, there is no need to be discouraged. The Grow Young and Slim Plan will actually slim down the size of your fat cells. It may take several months or even a full year or two to get to your goal of ideal body weight, but if you consider that this plan will enable you to achieve a fat free body permanently, it's well worth the wait, isn't it? How the body regulates fat for energy Think of our body's regulation of energy like the carburetor in your car. The carburetor lets in a very controlled amount of fuel that mixes with oxygen to be burned. Your body works in much the same way - it must let in a small amount of fat and sugar to be mixed with oxygen and burned in the process of metabolism in order to yield energy. Any left over fat, protein or sugar must be converted into triglycerides and transported by carrier proteins (lipoproteins-, VLDL) to be eventually stored as fat. Now imagine your carburetor starts allowing too much fuel into the mixture. The car will start to choke and actually stall from the overload of fuel. Your body will not stall, but it must conserve any excess fuel in the form of elevated triglycerides. This is a major problem for the body since triglycerides are actually very sticky when they are present in high levels. This stickiness can reduce the oxygen carrying capacity in the blood by over 42

20% because the red blood cells start to stick together, making them unable to squeeze through the capillaries. This drastic reduction in oxygen occurs just 3 hours after eating a fatty meal. To make matters worse, the triglycerides will remain elevated for 9 to 16 hours until the next morning, when the levels drop again. Unfortunately, the process can start all over again the next morning if a high fat breakfast is consumed. Clearly, high fat and high cholesterol diets begin to gum up the system, especially if there is also a high level of cholesterol in the blood. Even though cholesterol is not a fat, excess levels will still accumulate on the artery walls. If the carburetor in your car becomes gummed up from years of excess fuel, the car will no longer run efficiently. The same is true of your body ­ if its blood supply is gummed up from excess fat and cholesterol, it will no longer transport oxygen efficiently. The most common symptom of high triglyceride levels is extreme and constant fatigue. If fatigue continues over a long period, it can lead to diabetes and a myriad of other serious health problems. Fatigue is one reason why so many people have to resort to using stimulants such as coffee to stay awake after meals or cut through all the grease they eat. Caffeine breaks up the triglycerides into fatty acids, giving a temporary sensation of increased energy until the fat cells recombine again within one to three hours, which causes the fatigue to return. If high cholesterol levels are added to high triglyceride levels, it can lead to hardening of the arteries and eventually stroke, heart attack and sometimes gangrene, which leads to loss of limbs. Some people however, suffer from "chronic fatigue syndrome", which can be caused by a number of different conditions. In this case, it is best to see a doctor to check thyroid, cortisol levels, blood counts, B-12 and iron levels (for anemia), possible viral conditions like Epstein-Barr, mononucleosis, etc., allergies and other metabolic diseases like cancer. The Grow Young and Slim Plan can serve as a cornerstone to enhance treatment and provide full recovery from these energy-robbing diseases. Have your triglycerides, cholesterol and total lipids checked every three weeks, including postprandial tests taken in the middle of the day after eating your typical meals, until you can maintain ideal levels on a regular basis. Your triglycerides should read under 100 at any given time of the day. After consecutive low readings, you can check your levels every three months to be sure you are still on the right track. If you are eating smaller meals lower in food density, the body will let in a regulated amount of energy or fuel just like a well-tuned carburetor. Fat provides you with less quality energy because the toxic byproducts of fat metabolism (ketones) require a lot of energy to be excreted from the body. Protein is the least acceptable energy source and it causes the most fatigue because it leaves over 32% of its weight in waste products such as ammonia and uric acid. Your body receives 80% of the fuel it needs for energy from carbohydrates that break down into glucose. Fat is a secondary fuel that can only be used at a constant slow rate. If you remove carbohydrates from a low calorie diet, your body will continue to burn the same constant rate of fat. However, the rest of your caloric needs come from glucose stored in your liver and muscles. This stored glucose amounts to less than 12 hours of fuel. After 12 hours of avoiding carbohydrate foods, your entire body storage of glucose will be depleted. When this happens, your body then will quickly begin breaking down your muscle proteins into glucose for fuel, instead of burning fat for fuel. This is why the best diet for you should be high in water-rich foods and very low in fat, not just

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low in calories. The best way your body can release more fat than it stores is if there is less fat in your diet and less caloric density. Good fat vs. bad fat How much fat do you actually require? Which fats are good? What is the right amount of fat intake? Well, the good news is you do need fat in the diet. A good source of fat is Linoleic acid, and it should make up no more than 1 - 2% of total calories; or between two and four grams on a 2,000 calorie diet. You should not add oils or fats to your diet to get linoleic acid, because fats and oils are processed, and ironically, when you add oils to your diet they can deplete the linoleic acid, causing fat deficiency. To make corn or sunflower oils, for example, a solvent is first poured on the kernels or seeds. It is then heated to a very high temperature, and lye and bleaching agents are added, which produce an odor, so antioxidant are then added to the mix. As a result, a residual solvent is left in the oil, and then this is called "purified oil." Cold processed oil is no better; the only step omitted is the heating process. If you must use oil for cooking and recipes, rely on a very small amount of olive oil - it has a strong flavor and extends a long way, so you can use a much smaller amount. To use the least amount of fat in cooking, use non-stick pans or the microwave. Your best sources of linoleic acid are whole, natural foods, such as whole sunflower sprouts and oatmeal. Two cups of oatmeal, two or three walnuts, five or six almonds or a tablespoon of sesame seeds are all good sources, as are ¼ cup of sunflower seeds, or ¼ of an avocado. The best sources of essential fatty acids are algae, flax seed, evening primrose, and black currant oil. One 500 to 1,000 mg capsule a day of any of these will be beneficial. Although fish oil can supply the necessary fatty acids, there are two very important points regarding the use of fish oils. First, there is a concern about toxins and poisons accumulating in the fatty tissue of deep-water fish, and ending up in supplements because there are only a few sources of pure pharmaceutical grade fish oils that are free of toxic poisons. The only reason fish has a broad spectrum of fatty acids is because fish feed on algae, and other fish eat fish that have consumed algae. It is therefore best to purchase algae, which is the most desirable source of broad-spectrum Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. See the index for some recommended sources of algae. Fat storage and distribution Women need body fat, but only in the right places, and distributed evenly over the body for a smooth, soft look. A 130 1b, 5'4", ideally proportioned woman who exercises daily and is capable of running a 26-mile marathon, may have 15% body fat. The breakdown of good fat distribution may be as follows: 2 - 4 lb. for breasts, 4 lb. of fat in the intestinal area, 4 - 5 lb. under the skin and 5 lb. of fat on the back of each thigh. There is also a need in both men and women for about 15 - 30 lbs. of essential body fat in the organs and also for insulation. Men look their best when their body fat level is between 5 ­ 17 percent. Excess fat leaves a puffy look that makes people look years older. One study has shown that when subjects had extra fat added to their low calorie diet, 33% of the fat went right to the fat storage cells (adipose tissue). Radioactive tracers were placed on the fat in the diet, allowing the fat to be traced, and it was discovered that the fat was stored

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in the body instead of used for fuel. Any excess fat from the diet will simply be absorbed and stored by the billions of fat cells in the body, because fat storage cells act like small sponges, and excess fat from your diet is absorbed by these fat cells every day, even if you consume fewer calories.

Increase Energy to be Slim

One of the key reasons people participate in the Grow Young and Slim Plan is to increase their energy levels. Water-rich vegetables and fruit are your best source of energy because they can yield a constant amount of glucose without overloading the system with excess calories. In addition, the energy sources, from vegetables and fruits (glucose, fructose, etc.) are the cleanest burning fuels in the body because they leave virtually no waste products besides water and carbon dioxide, and your body requires little energy to excrete water and carbon dioxide via urine and upon exhaling. Maximizing the Krebs Cycle The Krebs cycle is a complex biochemical energy-producing process during which your body must have glucose to burn fat. Glucose is very important to the production of energy. If you don't eat complex carbohydrates to get the precise amount of glucose your body needs, as a last resort, it will actually break down amino acids (body protein from muscle and organs) into glucose to get the amounts it needs to function. Your body cannot convert fat into glucose quick enough to meet the body's needs, which is why foods high in complex carbohydrates are called "protein sparing foods." We spare the protein of the body by getting the glucose fuel we need from the food, allowing the protein to be used for its special purpose. The quickest way to burn fat is to eat vegetables and fruit approximately every thirty minutes to three hours. The frequency between nibbles depends on how big you are, how you feel, and how active you are. For example, a big, muscular man who is overweight and performing heavy, manual labor will need a higher volume of low fat foods than a small, slightly overweight woman working at a desk. The big man will need more food in his stomach to feel good and get through his workday without undue weakness or fatigue. The smaller woman will feel good eating smaller, less frequent meals. Since it may not be practical to eat as often as every thirty minutes to three hours during certain times of the day, eat some sprouted whole grain rice or beans that can sustain you for three to six hours or more before your next meal. Your comfort zone of eating also must be considered. There may be times when you notice it's hard to eat enough fruits and vegetables to feel satisfied. You may start to feel too hungry, weak or bothered by having to eat so often. At that point, you should eat a large salad or soup mixed with rice or beans. This will reduce the number of meals you have to eat for convenience sake and will provide a feeling of strength and satisfaction. As an example, before a seminar, athletic event or a prolonged business meeting, I eat a bowl of brown rice cereal or two vegetable sandwiches, or one or two bean and rice burritos (without cheese). After the two hours, I return to eating vegetables and fruit for the rest of the day. The body panics when food isn't provided regularly and often "saves" calories by storing them as fat. Studies on food intake have shown you will lose weight more easily if you spread 1500 calories over eight or more meals per day, as compared to only three meals or less because fewer calories are stored as fat when you nibble all day. Fasting, 45

skipping meals or eating only one meal a day puts your body into a panic, increasing the output of certain hormones that encourage fat storage. You can control your body by eating when your stomach feels slightly empty, and you feel slightly weak or hungry. Don't ever wait to eat until you're starved. In the Oct. 5, 1989, New England Journal of Medicine, David Jenkins, M.D. and associates proved the superiority of frequent nibbling. People were given seventeen snacks a day, as compared to gorging on three meals per day on the same food. Several metabolic advantages were shown from this experiment. First, the "frequent nibblers" experienced a significant reduction in cholesterol - as much as 10%, a 15% reduction in the "bad" LDL cholesterol, 30% less serum insulin output and 20% less output of C-peptide and cortisol in the urine. They also found the most effective diet to controlling lipids was a diet with 70% carbohydrate, 15% protein and 15% fat. Within two weeks, the people on The Grow Young and Slim type of program lowered cholesterol down to an average of 189 mg. The other group in this study was on a fattening Weight Watchers type diet, which was 33% fat, 15% protein, and lacking in sufficient vegetables, water rich sprouts or fruit with less than 52% complex carbohydrates served at 3 meals. People eating three meals a day on this plan averaged a level of 244 mg of Cholesterol. Physiology Your physiology, posture, stance and walk are also important to feel energetic. If you slump and slouch you will feel tired ­ instead, try sitting up straight and erect and you will notice an immediate improvement. Also, if you want to maintain high energy levels all day long, avoid excessive or intensive exercise. Long, slow distance exercises (walking, swimming, light- weights) are better initially, than fast, overly demanding runs and heavy weight training sessions for people who are new to fitness. If you are an athlete or someone who is accustomed to intense workouts, anticipate a need for several additional hours of sleep to allow your body to recover each day. Training to the point of muscular failure on every exercise is terribly taxing to your energy levels. Start your exercise plan gradually and be consistent and you will look forward to each day with excitement and vigor. If you find yourself avoiding exercise sessions, you probably have been training too hard.

Excess fat in specific body areas

The pancreas releases insulin, the thyroid gland releases different types of thyroid hormones, and the pituitary gland releases growth factors and growth hormone, all of which influence where and how fat becomes deposited in certain areas of the body. When there is a hormone deficiency in the body, the type of hormone that is lacking will influence whether more fat is deposited on the hips, legs, arms, buttocks, abdomen or waist. Dieting and exercise in combination with hormone therapy may be the only proven solution to long term fat reduction and successful body shape changes. Buttocks and trunk Studies show that people deficient in testosterone tend to store more body fat and burn fewer calories. The appearance of fat on the buttocks can be a result of a serious deficiency of testosterone, related androgens and growth hormone. Excess dihydrotestosterone (DHT) can increase the amount of deep abdominal fat. High levels 46

of insulin in the blood from excess sugar and fat in the diet and aging (aging causes a decline in the sensitivity of insulin) can also lead to fat buttocks. A flabby, fat belly as well as fat concentrated on the trunk, abdomen, hips and thighs is made worse by a deficiency in growth hormone. By restoring testosterone you will burn fat and utilize fat and carbohydrates more efficiently, and the endocrine hormone, Leptin can lower appetite and assist in fat reduction. Treatment with these particular hormones will also create firm, slim buttocks with less of an appearance of fat under the skin. Low testosterone, androstendiol and Dihydrotestosterone can be replaced by simply applying a cream with the correct concentration of any one or all three of these critical androgens. Excess estrogen can be corrected by a diet rich in raw, cruciferous vegetables combined with supplements such as Strength and Romance liposome cream, which is concentrated in Indole 3 carbinol (I3C), diindolylmethane (DIM), and ascorbigen. Excess insulin and insulin sensitivity can be controlled with consistent exercise, a low-calorie diet rich in vegetables and small amounts of fruit, and the combination of thyroid hormones, cortisol, melatonin, growth hormone, DHEA, testosterone, estradiol and progesterone. Inner thighs and knees Cellulite, sagging inner thighs, fat accumulation above the knees, thin skin, weak muscles and thin bones are partially caused by a growth hormone deficiency. Replacing growth hormone contributes to the reduction of cellulite, while helping to firm the body up. Low levels of DHEA can also lead to cellulite, so when DHEA is restored, the rate at which fat is burned can be increased by nearly 1,000 percent. When replacing growth hormone, it is best to use either the approved method of injections or oral Hgh. The products you use should contain the associated enhancers of growth hormone with herb derivatives of L-Dopa-Mucuna Purienas and/or GHRH (growth hormone releasing hormone). Central type obesity Central type obesity can be caused by excess cortisol. Obese people tend to produce twice as much cortisol after a meal than individuals at a normal body weight, and this excess cortisol exerts its negative effect for up to two hours. Cortisol is necessary to make the body provide sufficient blood sugar; it increases glycogen reserves in the liver, and available sugar (glucose) in the blood. This is good for an athlete or someone in good shape that may need extra energy, but to an obese person, excess glucose in the bloodstream is likely to be converted into fat. Worse, this extra energy from cortisol stimulated by eating causes an obese person to feel good and to eat even more. A major cause of bulimia and insatiable hunger is cortisol deficiency. People taking hydrocortisone (the natural source of cortisol) to correct a cortisol deficiency should take just the right dosage of between 10 and 40 mg a day. Too much hydrocortisone can overstimulate the appetite and cause weight gain. If the dosage is insufficient, blood sugar levels may be lowered, leading to excessive sugar cravings, overeating and eventual weight gain. According to doctors working with weight loss disorders, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) can be solved by taking as little as 5 mg of natural hydrocortisone three times a day: first thing upon raising, noon time and around 3 to 5 pm.

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The book, verifies this Safe uses of Cortisol, by Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia, William M. Jeffries, MD. Dr. Jeffries suggests taking frequent, low dosages (10 mg to 45 mg a day) of hydrocortisone. Hydrocortisone should be taken two to four times a day since the natural cortisol is used up quickly by the body and must be continually replaced to maintain ideal levels. Massively obese individuals will do best by taking a synthetic, long acting version of cortisol such as methylprednisone, or Medrol. According to Dr. Thierry Hertoghe, a Belgian doctor specializing in extending youth and endocrinology, it is best to take 2 to 8 mg/day, and the initial use of the longer acting Medrol reduces sugar cravings and helps avoid fluid retention. Hydrocortisone, the natural source of cortisol, can be used after the individual has reduced sufficient weight to approach within 10 or 20 pounds of their ideal body weight. Dr. Hertoghe told me about one of his patients that successfully reduced over 100 pounds of body fat during the course of one year by using Medrol to control her Bulimia followed by a transition to hydrocortisone as she achieved and then maintained her ideal body weight. Edema or water retention can be caused by lack of thyroid hormones. Low thyroid levels can contribute to slow bowel movements resulting in constipation. Constipation in turn can cause increased length and diameter of the colon, and can be increased by weak muscles in the intestinal track. The addition of thyroid therapy with L-tyrosine, Time release T3 (Triiodo-L-Thyronine), and purified thyroid extracts will dramatically improve any swollen appearance. Droopy breasts These conditions are usually caused from years of having excessive bad estrogen, deficient progesterone levels and lack of sufficient growth hormone. It is also possible to be deficient in estrogen and progesterone, which can lead to an increase in central body fat. Women will benefit from natural estrogen replacement because it has a fat reducing effect so long as it is given with progesterone, androgens, herbs that metabolize estrogens and thyroid therapy. Even natural estrogen (Estradiol cream and phytoestrogens) can cause fluid retention because the estrogen eventually turns into one of over 40 different types of estrogen in the body. One particular type of un-metabolized estrogen requires herbs and cruciferous vegetable extracts from supplements to clear it out of the urine. The face An obese face can be caused by many factors. For example, signs of a thyroid deficiency include a puffy face, swollen lower eyelids, and swollen lips. An obese patient with a growth hormone deficiency may have droopy eyelids, sagging cheeks, and thin lips. Testosterone deficiencies in men and women can cause a pale, obese or saggy face, and/or dry eyes. Overeating or the use of the synthetic drug prednisone can lead to excess cortisol production, and too much cortisol can cause the face to swell and look moon-like. This condition is called Cushing's Syndrome and these patients usually have severe fatty build up on the back of their neck with a hump back appearance.

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When the body doesn't use insulin properly and it builds up in the blood stream, it often causes the face to look fatty and swollen. Diabetics often have these facial features because they usually have high triglycerides from eating too much fat, sugar and calories. This condition desensitizes their insulin, leading to a vicious cycle of fat retention all over the body and a swollen, fatty face.

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Cellulite affects over 95% of women Cellulite is fatty tissue that has been damaged and can be a result of many things. Poor circulation to the fatty areas reserved for childbirth, a bad diet high in fat and lacking in water, hormonal fluctuations of estrogen that impede circulation and lack of exercise to stimulate the lymphatic system can all contribute to the formation of cellulite. Even young women may have cellulite because it begins to form during puberty. Nearly 95% of all women over the age of thirty have some cellulite regardless of being slim, overweight or on an exercise program. Fat cells are made up of 90% fat and 10% water. In women, collagen strands form a honeycomb octagon like shape to trap the fat, whereas men have a different pattern in a flat crisscross shape, which allows fat to be easily accessed and burned. Women's bodies are probably designed like this to allow concentrated fat storage to build in preparation for childbirth. However, this layered, concentrated fat leads to the cottage cheese, dimpled look of cellulite. Women also have the crisscross layer of connective tissue everywhere on the body except in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, where cellulite can form. There are four layers of fat under the skin, and in order to release cellulite, body fat in the first layer must be reduced while toxins are released and circulation is improved. To see if you have cellulite, simply look for a granular, dimpled, or "orange peel" appearance at the area of the buttocks, lower back, hips, outer thighs, or back of the arms. If you don't easily see it, try grasping the skin in one of these areas between your thumb and fingers and squeeze, moving the thumb toward the fingers. If you feel discomfort or pain as you squeeze, it is because toxins within the tissue cause compression on the nerves and tenderness. Fat without cellulite has no discomfort when squeezed. Another sign of the later stages of cellulite is a reddish-purple color on the skin. If nothing is done to release the cellulite, the cells harden, excess fluids stagnate and trap toxins, the skin loses its elasticity and the cellulite becomes more visible and continues to worsen. As you reduce the fat in the adipose cells, the water can drain out and the fat will no longer protrude between the collagen strands. How herbs and hormones reduce cellulite Hormonal supplements such as the Grow Slim product we have developed reduce cellulite, restoring smooth thighs, better muscle definition, firmer buttocks and flatter stomachs, but how and why does this work? Based on years of intense research in Italy and in the U.S., we developed a supplement that is a mixture of herbs and enzymes that have a diuretic effect and reduce inflammatory properties. These herbs also suppress enzymes that attack vein tissue, while stimulating the kidneys and adrenals to remove acidic toxins by increasing urinary flow, thus acting as a healing diuretic. The Grow Slim tablets also appear to improve the release of fat just under the skin where cellulite concentrates the most.

Changing Behaviors

Our studies on thousands of successful graduates of the Grow Young and Slim Plan show that the average person with an elevated cholesterol level can reduce it by as much as 30% with dietary changes alone. When exercise is added, it is possible to reduce and control triglyceride (fat in the blood) by as much as 40% within nine days. Also, the

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improved circulation will do wonders for your performance, sense of well-being and energy levels. Commit to 15 to 30 minutes of daily exercise and thirty minutes of reading a night. People who value health will exercise their bodies and minds daily to be as sharp as possible. You might make the excuse that "you don't have the time" to exercise or read when in reality, you do. Studies show that watching television dominates most free time. That means those three to eight hours spent watching television can be allocated to more productive pursuits. If you must watch television, then exercise aerobically on a reclined bike or treadmill while you watch. An out of control appetite and eating because of boredom or stress are signs that you need the support of natural hormones and herbs. Phytochemicals are the active part of herbs that support hormone balance and they can safely be used to assist in weight loss. Hormones and herbs stimulate the adrenal glands to gently and slowly release norepinephrine, a neurochemical that stimulates fat burning. As you reduce fat by taking these Grow Slim hormones and herbs and eating a water rich, low fat diet, you will find that your body firms up. Additionally, you may even be able to reduce blood pressure by five to twenty five points within 60 days. The power of vegetables and fruit to lower blood pressure better than drugs A seven million dollar study called DASH, sponsored by our federal government tax money spent by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on 459 adults demonstrated "the most dramatic effect of diet on blood pressure I've ever seen-as good as or better than (the effect of) many drugs" according to the past president of the American Heart Association, and cardiologist, Suzanne Oparil. After only two weeks, those consuming over 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day in combination with nonfat or low in saturated fat products. This is the main dietary principle we recommend and designed by the Grow Young and Slim Plan. Two critical findings of this study were, first the magic number of 10 or more servings of vegetables and fruit per day, lowered blood pressure by more than double, as compared to those consuming less than 8.5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, during the 8 week study. Second, salt wasn't even a factor, when you consider that no one reduced their salt intake, since "everybody in the study had the same sodium intake" from salt. Also "we didn't allow folks to lose or gain weight." They didn't want people to say the results came from weight loss or less salt intake. Those people with the highest blood pressure as defined as above 140/90 up to 160/100 reduced the most as report in The new England Journal of Medicine, April 17, 1997. Drugs for most degenerative conditions are not the best solution, as evidenced by studies showing over 50% of men using blood pressure or heart medications became sexually impotent (unable to maintain an erection), due to diminished blood flow caused by the medications. These drugs are also reported to cause apathy, diminished sexual excitability, altered brain function, reduced intelligence, failing memory, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, depression and nightmares. Dr Jeremiah Stamler, cardiologist at Northwestern University Medical School stated in Science, April 18, 1997, after reviewing the DASH study "we have the potential for applying the knowledge learned here to markedly blunt the rise of blood pressure with age". Without the use of drugs, using the Grow Young and Slim plan-my words.

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We've become a desperate society bent on self-abuse and denial. In many cases, people resort to medications to solve problems that could be better managed by lifestyle, diet and exercise. People divert their attention from the need to eat properly by blaming the psychological aspects associated with overeating. Feelings of guilt arise from the resulting appearance of obesity caused by eating fatty foods. Simply choosing to eat low fat, high-fiber foods can break this vicious cycle of wanting to punish you through starvation for the "sin" of overeating. Learn to follow the guidelines for The Grow Young and Slim Program. Forget the out-dated "four food groups," high protein, high fat and starvation diets, and reward yourself; don't punish yourself. You will be surprised at how great-tasting fruits, vegetables and salads can be and what a wonderful reward it will be for you to nibble on them every three to six hours. Everyone enjoys eating, and this plan will satisfy that powerful urge of hunger, not to mention the fact that the weight loss you experience will astonish you. A word on allergies Many people overeat because of allergies. When they eat foods they are allergic to, serotonin and cortisol levels are restored which causes them to feel temporarily better. Eventually, though, they feel worse again. Also, as they overeat and gain more and more weight, they feel progressively worse. Be sure to read our section on allergies and take the Prime Test for allergies (only available in California) or the Antigen Leukocyte Cellular Antibody Test (ALCAT) test to discover if you have any food allergies. You may request a test kit from our web site www.growyoungandslim.com.

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5 Slim Secrets of the Superstars

Athletes Near the end of his athletic career, Carl Lewis, the world's fastest man, switched to a high vegetable, fruit, whole food, low-fat, low protein diet. Because of this change he was able to run better and faster as he aged. His career covered a span of over 30 years, during which time he raced in three Olympics, defeating men much younger than he, and reportedly had a Testosterone level of over 900, which is the same as that of a young man! Dave Scott who also follows a water-rich Grow Young and Slim Plan, dominated the tough sport of long distance track and field for several years. Dave set the world record in the Ironman Triathlon, which is made up of a 112-mile bicycle course, a 26mile marathon, and a 2.4 mile swim. Tennis stars like Martina Navratilova and Jimmy Connors also use a high vegetable, fruit, ow fat, adequate protein diet. Jack La Lane, a true inspiration Many of today's so-called heroes advertise hamburgers, hot dogs and alcohol. The average person looks up to people like Tiger Woods and sees him doing commercials for Coke with its 10 teaspoons of sugar per bottle, and 90% of people who choose a certain brand of shoe make that choice because it was advertised by a "celebrity hero." Our kids are raised by the television, watching commercials for candy, sugary cereals and soda, and they are in the worse shape in our nation's entire history because their bad lifestyle habits start as early as kindergarten. Jack La Lane is a hero of a different breed. He is one of our nation's treasures and one of the people who inspired me to live the Grow Young and Slim lifestyle. He says, "You don't grow old from calendar years, you grow old from inactivity and unhealthy eating." He believes that if it's in a can or box it's probably unhealthy for you, and if a man makes it don't eat it! To this day, he consumes at least 10 raw vegetables with two pieces of fresh fruit every day. He includes brown rice, barley, whole grains, soy and egg whites in his diet, and takes nearly 80 supplements a day including hormones such as DHEA. I spoke with Jack La Lane at a conference in March 2002 when he was 88 years old and he told me the story of how he became interested in health and fitness. Since the age of 6 he had been so addicted to sugar and his teeth rotted out. By the time he was in High School he had emotional problems associated with his poor diet, so his mother took him to a lecture by the health advocate Paul Bragg. Paul inspired Jack to understand the importance of eating fresh, live food unaltered by man. Jack became a vegetarian from that point on, and he only put food in his mouth that was unprocessed and fresh. He also began working out with weights every morning at 5 am, seven days a week. In 1936 Jack opened one of the first gyms in his area and he offered a guarantee that his clients could double their strength or get their money back. They trained fireman and policeman to pass their fitness tests and motivated women to workout using weights. As he explains, "there are 640 muscles in the body and you must change your program every 30 days." He believes that you must combine stretching with cardiovascular training and muscle building.

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Jack also holds the world record for longevity in a televisions series; his nutrition and exercise show lasted 34 years, from 1951 to 1985. He still gets up to workout every morning and leaves "a hot woman" in bed - his wife Judy. At his 70th birthday, Jack towed 70 boats in Long Beach harbor, swimming with iron cuffs and chains around his wrists and feet, and he says on his 90th birthday he will tow his wife in the bathtub! All kidding aside, Jack La Lane has been an inspiration to several generations of people with his belief that the key to health is pride and discipline and the pay off is feeling good, looking good and being well. Bob Weiland My friend, Bob Wieland is 56 years young and is a famous corporate speaker. He is also a double amputee who broke the world record in the bench press. Ask Bob if he knows the power of keeping a positive belief in oneself, one of the secrets to staying young and fit. Bob nearly died in the Vietnam War when a bomb blew off his legs. He survived to become the only double-amputee to complete graduate work in Physical Fitness at Cal State LA. Bob also gave inspirational half-time talks to the Green Bay Packers as the only disabled veteran to coach in the NFL, and he has become one of the great speakers and motivators of our time Bob trains with me and takes our Grow Young and Slim products for his upcoming triathlon competitions. I first met Bob Wieland in San Gabriel, California in 1979, at a large seminar I was conducting as Director of the Pritikin Wellness Plan. I trained Bob to present our wellness seminars, and I was and still am impressed with his courage and success-oriented attitude. Bob decided to ask audiences meaningful questions at his seminars, for instance, he asked if people were willing to rebuild their lives and overcome mental disabilities and lack of inspiration to improve their lives. His sharp mind and personal motivation has allowed him to exceed world records in bench press weight lifting competitions. He has entered and competed against able-bodied athletes in the physically and mentally demanding, Iron Man Triathlon. This unbelievable, real life story doesn't just end here. Instead of using a wheelchair, Bob covered the entire 26-mile course walking on his hands! Imagine: he starts in a seated position, then leans forward with his awesome upper body strength, planting his arms as a pivot for him to swing his trunk 3 feet at a time! At the New York City Marathon, I personally covered part of the course with Bob, taking all night and into the next day. The next part of this true story sounds impossible and beyond imagination. Bob decided to walk across America on his hands, over 5 million steps, which took nearly four years! In my opinion, the greatest physical feat ever performed. When asked how he did it, he replied, "One step at a time - but the hardest step of all was the first one." His decision to pursue greatness and have an impact on other people has made a difference in more young lives than any other speaker in the country. As of this writing, Bob is 56 years young and in phenomenal shape, both physically and mentally. In January of 1999, Bob won the World Bench Press Championship for seniors. In May 2002 he entered a triathlon competition in Florida. Adversity and negativity doesn't exist in Bob Weiland's conversation or thoughts, there are only challenges to overcome.

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Bob takes Grow Young and Slim supplements, trains in the gym, goes to church, and prays that others will learn from his example. Bob and I have conducted hundreds of seminars together over the last twenty years and we both believe that everyone was born to succeed, but you have to take that first step.

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Victoria Plarr is a natural fitness superstar Victoria Plarr is another person I believe is a fitness superstar. At 41 years young, she is an actress, natural athlete, model, photographer, International Masters Fitness athlete, swimwear model, and Physique Champion. She has remained one of the bestkept secrets until now, as she graces photo layouts and covers of magazines. She's also been interviewed on TV, and has appeared on the" Bay Watch" TV show. I also interviewed her husband Robert Plarr: 50 year's young: a natural athlete, environmentalist, nutrition & fitness expert, and photographer. Victoria and Robert believe in living a healthful, prayerful, passionate lifestyle, and staying young at heart. They know the importance of proper nutrition, exercise, and an active, nontoxic, chemical-free life style. They eat natural, organically grown, vegetables, fruits, grains, and some fish along with drinking organic green teas and organic fresh vegetable juices with wheat grass, and drinking 10-12 glasses of water daily. All the foods they eat are low in sugar, low caloric density, low in sodium, and low in fat. They say that the secret to physical youthfulness is 80% nutrition. They believe that what you don't put in your body is equally important as what you do. Victoria is internationally recognized as having one of the most beautiful, feminine and natural physiques. She is a role model, inspiring young people and the baby boomer generation to stay young. She has the looks, body, and energy of a 20-year-old, and competes along with the best of athletes of all ages. Victoria is 100% natural; which gives women hope for what is truly obtainable: no drugs, no silicone, no stitches, and no injections of any kind. Victoria is a pure, unadulterated American woman with a passion for life, love and Mother Nature. She believes that, "This is a lifestyle, not a diet, which promotes quality of life and inspires one to be all one can be..." I was also lucky enough to interview the ageless fitness guru Bob Delmonteque at 84 years young! Bob feels there are doors to optimum health: 1. exercise 2. good diet with hormone supplementation 3. ample rest 4. fresh air 5. some sunshine 6. plenty of water 7. positive mental attitude. At the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine convention in Las Vegas, Bob shared the fact that he eats fresh vegetables and fruit, and live foods that are rich in water and fiber and low in fat divided into 5 small meals. He enjoys the benefits of fit lifestyle and maintains youthful hormone levels by replacement therapy for testosterone, growth hormone and DHEA, which are monitored by his doctor. Bob fhas a complete blood panel every 3 to 6 months including hormone analysis. He trains all upper body and all lower body 2 times a week with weights since age 14, nearly 68 years ago and enjoys the active sex life of a 25-year old. Bob designed fitness programs for NASA astronauts, and was a trainer to actors Cary Grant, John Wayne, Tab Hunter, Marilyn Monroe, Mae West and Tyrone Power. At the 1999 Anti-aging Conference in Las Vegas, I interviewed the Grand Masters and Masters National Bodybuilding champions, Kelly Nelson, then age 72 and her daughter, Colleen Fisher age 43. I was excited to find they had come to the same conclusions to preserve youth as I had. They both follow a diet rich in vegetables and fruit, low in fat, and free of meat and dairy products. They exercise and train in the gym and take supplements to replace hormones, including the oral growth hormone complex, as well as DHEA and other necessary supplements to stay so young and slim. I can truly say I have never met a grandmother and mother that were in such phenomenal shape.

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Kelly told me how she had recently entered a 100-mile bike race competition riding against a strong head wind. Most of the competitors ended up taking a bus back because the winds were too strong to ride against, but Kelly completed the race at age 72!

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Famous stars and models that follow a Grow Young and Slim Plan According to Diane Irons, Author of "The World's Best-Kept Diet Secrets," top models, actresses, celebrities and stars utilize a plan similar to the Grow Young and Slim Plan. Lauren Hutton centers her diet on salads, fruits, and vegetables. She looks great and has been able to stay slim and remain in the modeling business longer than most other models. She rarely eats meat or desserts and prefers long walks as her principle exercise. Cheryl Tiegs is a supermodel past the age of 50 who stays in shape by eating vegetables, salads, lean fish, shredded wheat for fiber, and air-popped popcorn for snacks. She works out with free weights, plays tennis, hikes, and does aerobics. Jaclyn Smith has also turned 50 years young, and at 5'7", 115 pounds, she eats low fat foods, avoids cheese and cream sauces, and power walks 45-minutes, three times a week. Raquel Welch, age 57, practices yoga and eats fresh fruit, rice cakes, and lean fish or turkey. Faye Dunaway, age 56, eats salads, vegetables, grilled fish, and uses seven-grain bread in place of white flour. Designer Donna Karan blends cabbage, red apple, parsley, carrots and celery in a food processor to lose weight. Model Claudia Schiffer eats only fruit in the morning up until noon and eats salad and steamed vegetables for dinner. She snacks on tomato juice, black grapes, and herbal tea. Model Christie Brinkley is a vegetarian who consumes small amounts of fish. She avoids junk food by snacking on sweet potatoes and uses a liquid diet of fruits and vegetable juices mixed with acidophilus to slim down. Model Niki Taylor favors a mostly vegetable diet and is an avid runner. During her pregnancy she gained 70 pounds, but reduced back down from size 20 to size 6 after only three months by staying on a water-rich diet of vegetables. Actress Ashley Judd is 5'7" and stays a slim 125 pounds by avoiding dairy foods and staying on a water-rich vegetable diet. She starts breakfast with hot water with lemon and herbal supplements, and uses soymilk in her cereal. Demi Moore got in shape for "Striptease" by drinking herb teas and using vitamins and herbs to prevent hunger. She does leg lifts, walking lunges and stomach crunches. Jamie Lee Curtis ate nothing but vegetables and cut out the fat from her diet to reduce five pounds for the movie "True Lies". Actress Deidre Hall, starring in the soap opera, "Days of Our Lives" has vegetable soup as a principal meal along with fresh foods. Ann Margaret eats a lot of watermelon and low fat foods to lose weight, and avoids soda, candy and peanuts. Gena Lee Nolin of "Bay watch," uses water rich vegetables and fruit while avoiding "dry" starches. She eats mini-meals five or six times a day to keep her energy up and her body fat down. Normally it's a difficult task for most women to reduce weight following pregnancy, but she lost it by following a plan similar to the Grow Young and Slim Plan. Actress Jane Seymour ate frozen fruit bars to easily reduce after delivering twins. A medical doctor on the Grow Young and Slim Plan John Riesenman M.D. is a practicing physician in Redlands California who specializes in extending youth. He is past the age of 47 and trains with weights at poundage's a man half his age would have trouble handling. He runs the mile at a strong pace that beats his best high school football time. He looks great, has a body fat of 12%, measured last year by underwater submersion weighing. His wife, Terry looks incredible and has the body of a fitness trainer or competitor. Their diet is high in water content, high in fiber and

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low in fat. They believe in natural biochemical hormone replacement and herbal supplementation. Wouldn't you like to have as your doctor someone who walks his talk and is willing to support you in your quest to Grow Young.

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Fountain of Youth

The study of anti-aging focuses on preserving youth and reversing aging. It is currently a very hot topic because the group of people most interested in looking and feeling younger represent the growing segment of "Baby Boomers" past the age of 35. Just imagine: by the year 2030 we will have 52 million Americans past the age of 70. Visit any retirement home or convalescent hospital and you will see the ravages of aging in our senior citizens - the Baby Boomer generation is looking for a way to keep this from happening to them.

Extending the Human Life Span Past 125 Years

What really are the upper limits of the human life span? Up until now, the oldest people have been recorded to be between 120 and 135 years old. Madame Jeanne Calment of France who died at the age of 123, is the celebrated longest lived human on record in current history. Can we lengthen our age past 125, and more importantly, can we improve the quality of life as we live longer? All over the world, there are cultures of people who live to the age of 90 to 110 years, and in almost every case, these people follow a water-rich, fiber-rich, low fat diet. In the last couple of decades, many Americans have been reaching the age of 100. Currently there are over 70,000 centenarians living, and by the year 2010, the number of centenarians is expected double to 160,000 according to the US Census Bureau. Are these American centenarians really in good health? Not when you consider their genetics, and the fact that many are barely functioning at the ending stages of life. Imagine if people would start the Grow Young and Slim Plan as early in life as possible. Couldn't we all benefit from what we know about the human body? If we combine what current science has taught us about aging and apply that research to a proven, healthy eating and exercise plan, we can have the best of both youth and old age. Bob Goldman M.D., Ph.D., official advisor to the US Olympic team and member of the American College of Sports Medicine, feels hormone usage under a doctor's care is one of the most important choices you can make to improve the biochemical factors that cause aging. Additionally, over 10,000 doctors worldwide who specialize in reversing aging, agree that you need to consider aging as the cause of a decline in the eight key biochemical hormones. To slow aging, we simply need to replace the deficient hormones. Imagine if you walked into a room with eight lights, and four of them had dimmer switches that were turned way down: objects would appear dark and hazy. To get the entire room lit again, all you would need to do is turn up the switches on the four dim bulbs. Hormone therapy works much in the same way - it's like switching the lights back on and having everything in the room look very bright and clear again. You can't function without the proper youthful levels, and with the proper youthful levels, you look and feel younger. Many people experience aging as a frightening downward spiral. They feel themselves becoming less capable of doing normal activities and future deterioration seems inevitable. The objective of longevity research is to turn that experience into an upward spiral as much as possible, leading to empowerment and self-motivation. As people feel healthier, they act healthier and make better lifestyle choices. Many scientists 60

believe natural hormone supplementation is just one of the tremendous breakthroughs in anti-aging that we'll see over the next decade. Some people have a belief that one can wait until they get very old to start doing hormone intervention, however, by that time you have missed a critical period in your life when you could have benefited by slowing aging at the beginning of the aging process. Aging begins for most people at around the age of 25 or 30, and at that point we can find out what your hormone levels are and start correcting them. Doctors in general believe that restoring bone density is one of the best biomarkers to measure the reversal of aging and the effectiveness of biochemical hormone therapy. Building bone density can stop an aging process that starts in most people by the age of 30 and can also help reverse the risk of fractures in seniors. Research scientists involved with manufacturing of oral Hgh and oral growth factors, are finding a 6.8% increase in bone density in patients who have been using the products for 6 months to one year. Why not consider aging gracefully? The Grow Young and Slim Plan is something that wasn't available to us less than 18 years ago, but now that the research is complete, we can accomplish a considerable reversal of aging symptoms.

How the Aging Process Works

The true "Fountain of Youth" involves understanding the aging process. The four hormonal systems that decline with age according to: Science Vol. 278, Oct 1997, are: Somatopause: occurs when men and women age because of a decrease in human growth hormone released by the pituitary gland, causing a decrease in the production of InsulinLike Growth factor (IGF-1) by the liver and other organs. Menopause: in women this occurs when follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) decreases, reducing the secretion of estrogen and progesterone . 3. Andropause: in men, this occurs when gonadotropin luteinizing hormone (LH) decreases, reducing secretion of testosterone. .Adrenopause: in both men and women, this condition occurs when DHEA production decreases as adrenocortical cells produce less DHEA. There are eight critical hormones that decrease as we grow older, causing us to age rapidly. Our brain and neural systems contain enzymes and steroid precursors such as cholesterol that are converted into a variety of over 150 steroid and neurosteroid hormones, and scientists are still discovering new biochemical hormones that are created from the eight critical hormones. What we do know is that as we grow older, our organs shrink in size and produce fewer hormones, and this reduction in available hormones leads to a slow deterioration of all of our vital body systems. As the immune, reproductive, neurological, metabolic and circulatory systems decline we begin to look and feel old, and because of varying degrees of breakdown in the body's aging clock, some people age more rapidly than others. Reversing the aging clock is a matter of diet, exercise and restoring these eight hormones to youthful levels. Even though hormone replacement therapy has been around for years, total replacement of all the deficient hormones is a new practice. Using this new practice, I have seen numerous people looking and feeling ten to twenty years younger within a few months. Finally, the medical establishment is beginning to realize the necessity of replacing all of the hormones at the same time in order to bring the body to a more optimal physiologic level.

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Dr. Eugene Shippen, author of The Testosterone Syndrome said estrogen and testosterone are "total body hormones," not just sex hormones. Men and women have estrogen and testosterone receptors in every cell of the body, and men have three times more estrogen in the brain than women. Successful energetic, Type-A men, who do not need much sleep, generally have high testosterone levels. Women with naturally high estrogen levels tend to emanate higher levels of femininity. As men age, testosterone declines, but the healthiest men and women have naturally high hormone levels as they age. It follows that individuals with the lowest hormone levels have the poorest health. Any deficient hormone requires natural supplementation, and blood, urine, and saliva samples can measure these hormones extremely accurately. This creates the necessary framework to assess and monitor progress closely as the deficient hormones are replaced. Some people worry that if they take hormone replacements, the body will shut down its own production of hormones. Instead, hormone replacement simply augments low levels caused by aging, and brings them up to youthful levels. If hormone therapy is stopped after three months, the levels don't immediately revert to where they were prior to therapy - benefits remain for several weeks or months, but without the supplements, levels will eventually decline again and you will begin to notice the difference. The late William Regelson M.D., author of Super Hormone Promise and researcher at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond said, "We need to treat aging as a disease, not just an irreversible condition." He had been taking DHEA everyday and one-tenth of a milligram of melatonin every night for eleven years. For some reason, however, he didn't take any of the other key hormones, and for some reason he didn't even test his own levels to see if he needed the other hormones. Like many doctors he was an expert on a few of his favorite hormones, yet he had a wait and see attitude on the other hormones until the research comes in. He once asked me during a radio show interview, why I was taking hormone replacement at such a young age (I started my treatments in my late 30's). My reply was that my levels were found to be deficient and I wanted to prevent aging at the early stages before it could really take hold. When I embraced the concept of total replacement of any hormone that was deficient, - not just one or two - I began experiencing dramatic improvements in my health. Unlike most doctors that write about these topics I have first hand experience as well as information from hundreds of patient client over the years in follow-up and evaluation. The incredible results I obtained utilizing phytochemicals to liberate free testosterone and clear out unmetabolized "bad" estrogens led me to the pursuit of analyzing each of the critical hormones: DHEA, human growth factors including GHRH, IGF-1 and HGH, cortisol, total testosterone and free testosterone, melatonin, pregnenolone, thyroid, progesterone and estrogen. What to expect from Grow Young hormone replacement therapy After only nine days of using only natural approaches to enhance your body's proper metabolic levels most people notice an improvement in energy levels, mental abilities, sleep habits and sexual energy, and after only 90 days, body fat will begin to melt away. Your new Grow Young habits will allow you to look and feel years younger, and your family and friends will really notice the transformation!

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Summary of results of Grow Young and Slim participants on natural hormone therapy, diet and exercise over a 6-month period: 2. 1st month: more vivid dreams, better sleep, improved stamina, increased optimistic attitude and energy 2nd month: increased muscle tone and strength, nail growth, better skin tone and digestion, reduced fat and enhanced sexual function 3rd month: reduced pain, less PMS, better recovery from muscle soreness, faster healing and hair growth, increased muscle mass and flexibility, improved mental processes, increased libido 4th & 5th month: increased fat reduction, thickening of skin and hair, greater skin elasticity, fewer wrinkles 3. 6th month: improved resistance to colds and flu, improved exercise tolerance, better emotional stability, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and triglycerides, improved body contour, less cellulite Let's go into detail now about each of the critical hormones known to slow or reverse the aging process.

Pregnenolone

Pregnenolone is one of the most important hormones because it can be converted into over 150 other important natural hormones, which is why it is often known as the "grandmother hormone." Pregnenolone helps keep our brains functioning at peak capacity, reduces arthritis , and is a potent memory enhancer that improves concentration and fights mental fatigue and depression. It will enhance and possibly increase levels of DHEA and progesterone, and according to Ray Sahelian M.D., many people report that pregnenolone provided as much alertness as caffeine does. When he gave pregnenolone to his patients, it made them more focused yet relaxed. Since pregnenolone increases alertness, mental clarity, and heightened awareness, so is best taken in the morning. Pregnenolone, DHEA, testosterone and estrogen are all made from cholesterol . Low cholesterol levels will not interfere with the maintenance of proper normal levels, but as we age, the ability to convert cholesterol to proper hormonal levels is a problem as the enzymes that make this conversion possible also decline. Pregnenolone concentrates in the brain and central neural tissues over 70 times more than in the blood. This concentration in the brain and nervous system is greater than just about any other hormone. This high concentration is another reason why we believe that Pregnenolone has very important functions to enhance brain and nerve function. Pregnenolone adult blood levels should range between 20-150 ng/100ml, or for pregnenolone sulfate 2.7-8 mg/100 ml. To bring pregnenolone to an optimal level, take supplements providing 2-10 mg per day to replace what you need. People past the age of 50 may take up to 15 mg per day, but at dosages of over 25 mg per day in tablet or capsules, some people complain of irritability, headaches or insomnia. With optimal dosing you may expect enhanced mood, euphoria, alertness and energy. To enhance mood and prevent depression, I have found it beneficial to take pregnenolone with other brain strengthening supplements including 5-HTP, which is another effective form of tryptophan that helps restore serotonin and balance dopamine. We have found one of the best ways to benefit from pregnenolone is in a liposome cream known as Sensual Energy, which can be ordered from our website (see appendix). 63

DHEA

DHEA is a critical hormone that influences several other important hormones,

including serotonin, testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen, and it has the ability to be transformed into almost any other hormone as the body needs it. DHEA may help sexual response by making your erogenous zones sensitive to touch while promoting positive sexual scents called pheromones. Pheromones react in our brain to receive the scent of the opposite sex, and they may influence our choice of mate, whether or not we become pregnant, and the level of bonding with newborn infants. For example, the fetus produces two hundred to eight hundred times more DHEA than progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen. Every tissue of the human body has enzymes necessary for the metabolism of DHEA, and DHEA is produced in the adrenals, ovaries, testicles and the brain, which contains six times the amount of any other tissue or organ. Humans produce more DHEA than any other animal, including primates. The tremendous amount of DHEA present during youth and the fact that DHEA drops to near zero in all people just prior to death, has intrigued longevity researchers for a long time. Will we prolong life an additional ten or twenty years if we take supplements of DHEA to maintain youthful levels? It could be possible, since studies show that an increase in blood levels of DHEA sulfate is associated with a 36% lower mortality rate from any cause. According to over 2,500 published papers, the benefits from DHEA are decreased abnormal platelet aggregation and decreased LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk of heart attacks and stroke. It naturally increases serotonin, which decreases appetite, helping to speed weight loss, according to The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 1995. DHEA also provides a protein-sparing effect while improving glucose levels. Obese people tend to have higher insulin levels, and DHEA helps to lower insulin levels by pushing glucose into the cells to be burned, while reducing appetite by creating a feeling of "fullness". DHEA also enhances the immune system and the thymus gland, reduces the rate of infection, and helps Epstein Barr virus, lupus, herpes and cancer. It balances the stress hormone cortisol and helps offset caffeine and the catabolic effects of exercise. It has been discovered that after only six months of supplementing DHEA, people enjoyed enhanced cell regeneration and increased growth factor ratios (there was a 10% increase in IGF-1 levels and a 19% decline in IGFBP-1). DHEA also has many of the benefits of estrogen, with little or no side effects, and helps women with vaginal atrophy to stimulate the cellular growth of the vaginal wall and increase vaginal secretion, thus restoring the vagina to its youthful condition. Dr. Cranton, M.D. has been carefully monitoring patients on small amounts of DHEA for over five years. He gave the example of a forty one-year-old man who had low levels for his age, and after a few months, his DHEA was restored to youthful levels. He noticed his energy level was markedly higher, his skin was thicker and moister, he was sleeping six and half-hours a night instead of eight, and waking rested every day. He also felt almost ten years younger, had a significantly increased sex drive, and said, "When you're on DHEA, it feels as if every cell in your body is just humming."

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A female patient also experienced excellent results using DHEA. She said, " That month my period, which had been irregular, went back to normal. I was on my old, regular twenty-seven day cycle, my headaches disappeared and my depression lifted within the first few days. It had always been a childhood dream of mine to dance, and two months after I started DHEA, I joined a dance class. I feel like a teenager, as if I were renewing myself." In The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1994, Dr. Yen reported a double blind, placebo crossover study giving men and women age 40 to 70 years old, 50 mg of DHEA taken orally at bedtime for 6 months. In two weeks, the blood levels of DHEA were restored to youthful levels. There was a remarkable increase in perceived physical and psychological well being in 67% of the men and 84% of the women, and the participants said they slept better, had more energy, and handled stress better, with no side effects. Heavy alcohol consumption, birth control pills, stress, hypothyroidism, lack of exercise and obesity will reduce DHEA levels, but more is not necessarily better in the case of hormone replacement. High dosages of DHEA (1,600 mg a day) can cause acne, unwanted hair growth, irritability, headaches, and rapid heart beat. I don't believe you should take high dosages of this powerful hormone, because in proper amounts you can gradually restore your levels to an ideal range. If you are having any side effects from DHEA supplementation, reduce the dosage gradually. In women, correct levels of DHEA can convert into testosterone as the body needs, but men do not experience much conversion of DHEA into testosterone. In fact, men tend to get excessive levels of estrogen if they use over 50 mg of DHEA per day in capsule form. In order to prevent the overproduction of estrogen, (which can lead to future problems such as PMS, breast or uterine disorders and prostate problems), we strongly advise against high dosages above 50 mg. per day. Men given 100 mg of DHEA in capsule form experienced an undesirable increase in estrogen, and men taking more than 50 mg of DHEA daily in capsule form should have their estrogen levels monitored on a regular basis. Surprisingly, there was no increase of estrogen in the women using DHEA at 50 or 100 mg, however women did have an increase in testosterone androgens at this level. DHEA is available as a liquid sublingual, a transdermal cream applied to the skin, in capsules or tablets. Precursors of DHEA from wild yam do not convert very well into DHEA, so I prefer to use pharmaceutical grade DHEA. Capsules and tablets are to be taken in amounts less than 25 mg per day to prevent conversion into undesirable byproducts of estrogen. When using creams or spray the necessary dosage is much lower. DHEA spray requires only 1.2 to 2 mg a day, and the dosage for cream is between 2 to 25 mg because the skin allows for direct absorption into our tissues and cells. Also, the cream form of DHEA will not usually cause the problem of excess estrogen. Stay with these low dosages, significantly increase water intake and vegetables to help transport hormones like DHEA more effectively throughout the body, and allow the body time to adjust and build up gradually to avoid possible side effects of excess use.

Cortisol

Cortisol is a catabolic hormone that releases energy and materials for rebuilding, and it is necessary to prevent undue fatigue at various times of the day or evening. Cortisol 65

either in the body or as derived from low dosages of tablets of hydrocortisone, tends to give you a lot of energy, because it helps put sugar from the blood into the brain and muscles as necessary, preventing hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. Low dosages that mimic the body's needs preserves nitrogen and protein because cortisol regulates the release of amino acids and free fatty acids as well as glucose. We suggest you monitor cortisol levels to find out if you are normal, deficient, or excessive in production. A saliva test is a good way to monitor cortisol according to Dr. Ed Lichten, a frequent guest speaker at conferences on hormone therapy, because cortisol is concentrated enough to be accurately measured in saliva. When testing, several samples can be taken at 6 am to 7 am, at noon, 2 pm to 3 pm and again from 10 pm to midnight to get the circadian rhythm. The changes from hour to hour are important when it comes to cortisol because levels vary so much that you could be normal at one part of the day and then feel extremely fatigued just a few hours later on that same day, which may correspond to the inability to produce enough cortisol at that time. As with all hormones, ideal balance is the key and cortisol needs to be in balance with anabolic hormones such as testosterone and DHEA. We suggest you monitor cortisol levels from 6 am to 7 am, at noon, from 2 pm to 3 pm and again from 10 pm to midnight. Cortisol levels that are too high show that you are under excess stress and can cause catabolism or break down of tissue and premature aging. Excessively low cortisol levels alert you that you may age faster than normal or be at risk for adrenal failure. Cortisone helps give you the energy to deal with the pressure of daily life, but if you experience more stress than your body can handle, you may need and use up more cortisone. People who are cortisone deficient feel tired and fatigued all the time, so on those stressful days your doctor may instruct you to take more cortisone. Without enough cortisone, your body will have to compensate by releasing too much adrenaline, and this is why cortisol is called the "fight or flight hormone." Excess adrenaline is very hard on the body and eventually can weaken the whole adrenal feedback system. Doctors have mistakenly felt that cortisone is a bad hormone that causes you to age prematurely. This poor reputation for cortisol treatments comes from using synthetic cortisone at excessive dosages, yet the proper use of cortisone as described in the book The Safe Uses of Cortisol, by William Jeffries can help you to feel energetic all day long and prevent sugar and food cravings. Excess cortisol An excessively high cortisol level shows that you are under excess stress and can cause catabolism or break down of tissue and premature aging. If you have too much cortisol in your system, you probably need more sleep, need to reduce stress and feel the urge to eat meals too often. In this case, get to sleep by 10 pm, take meditation or nap breaks, eat more frequent, small meals and use DHEA to balance cortisol. Deficient cortisol If your cortisol level is too low and you tire easily, you may be experiencing early stages of adrenal failure. Also, since cortisol is necessary to maintain sufficient growth hormone levels it is important to have both of these hormone levels in balance. I have noticed that some patients, who were not getting the results they wanted from Hgh therapy, were severely deficient in cortisol. These patients began to get major benefits

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once they also regulated their cortisol level. My own growth hormone levels have benefited greatly by support with cortisol. Excessively low cortisol levels alert you that you are at risk for adrenal failure, fatigue and faster than normal aging. Licorice root extract will increase the ACTH levels that can bring cortisol back up to a normal range. Using 10 drops of a sublingual licorice root extract at the times of the day or evening where your levels are low can restore proper levels. If licorice root doesn't work you may need a prescription for 15 to 20 mg of natural hydrocortisone taken one to four times throughout the day. Proper sleep and exercise While the proper amount of sleep helps reduce stress and reduce elevated cortisol levels, adequate sleep helps bring depressed cortisol levels back into a healthier range. Again, since most of the important hormones are restored during the hours of 10 pm and 2 am, it is best to get to bed no later than 10 p.m. every night and allow your body time during sleep to heal, recover and rest. You might consider getting to bed earlier, and if you wake earlier than normal but still refreshed, start your day early and then take a nap in the morning before the rest of day. Also, be sure to step out in the daylight with the sunshine on you, without sunglasses, for at least twenty minutes. Outdoor light naturally helps your body to create cortisol, but indoor light is not sufficient for cortisol production. Exercise helps reduce stress, but excessive exercise can create more stress. To keep healthy cortisol levels, it is best to exercise consistently and sensibly, and get proper sleep. For proper cortisol levels, it is also important to keep a healthy diet to prevent adrenal stress, burnout or failure, and eating frequent, small meals helps maintain proper blood sugar, insulin and cortisol levels.

Progesterone

Progesterone and prolactin are nurturer hormones that reduce sex drive. By the age of 35, most women have a 50% decrease of this critical hormone and it continues to decrease with age until you become totally deficient. It has been documented that natural progesterone (along with testosterone) increases bone density, preventing osteoporosis. Pharmaceutical, UPS grade, natural progesterone cream is non-prescription because it has been proven safe in preventing bone loss and in strengthening bone tissue. Estrogen is also helpful, but it only slows bone loss, it can't restore quality bone. A saliva test and a urine test is the best way to measure progesterone levels because saliva is fat-soluble and carries the biologically active form of progesterone, as well as DHEA, testosterone, melatonin and estrogen. There are natural progesterone products made from wild yams that are manufactured to be identical to the female molecule. This type of progesterone is a much better choice than synthetic progesterone like Progestins or Provera, and can be purchased in an easyto-use cream. Progesterone cream rubbed on your skin is absorbed 40 to 70 times more efficiently than ingesting a pill, and you need only a small quantity of cream rubbed into your fatty areas to provide 10 mg to 20 mg of progesterone. To equal this amount, you would have to take 200 to 400 mg as an oral pill, because the pill has to travel to the liver where it is broken down into artificial metabolites. At this rate, only 5% of the pill is absorbed in the body. When using a cream, the progesterone is absorbed from the skin

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directly into the red blood cells where it reaches the tissues. Red blood cells have a fatty membrane that allows the progesterone to be transported to where the body needs it. Some doctors have been led to believe that progesterone creams are less effective than pills based on blood tests. However, in 1997, French doctors measured breast tissue for progesterone levels and found it increased over 100 times when progesterone cream was used. Even though blood levels showed no increase, this experiment proved that there was excellent absorption using cream, again, this is because the transport of progesterone occurred by way of red blood cells, not watery blood serum plasma. Doctors had come to the wrong conclusion about cream delivery because they were focusing on blood tests and didn't think to check progesterone levels with a saliva test.

Thyroid

Thyroid is another anti aging hormone that should be monitored. The most common symptoms of low thyroid include cold hands and feet, fatigue, dry skin, constipation, difficulty losing weight, thick tongue, nervousness, and slow ankle reflexes. The thyroid gives off body heat, but during physical, emotional, and mental stress, the body slows down the metabolism by decreasing the amount of raw material (tyrosine and thyroxine "T4") that is converted to the active thyroid hormone (triiodothyronine "free T3"), lowering the body temperature to conserve energy. This is normal, but when the stress has passed, metabolism should speed back up to normal. In some people though, an enzyme called reverse T3 starts to build up and levels start to drop even lower, causing the person to feel worse. Natural T3 glandular thyroid supplements can restore healthy levels. The benefits of improved thyroid and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels include increased sex drive and energy, less fatigue, fewer colds, viruses and respiratory ailments, and better breathing. Thyroid also contributes to warm hands and feet, stronger heart action, fewer muscle cramps, improved back mobility, less stiffness of joints and relief from arthritis. Thyroid helps to prevent headaches, prevent bruising and improve softness of skin, relieves brittle nails and reduces hair loss. An ideal thyroid level improves mental acuity and memory, decreases emotional crying and upset, and reduces atherosclerosis. For years doctors have known that if a person has a low thyroid level, it should be corrected. I don't think there is a doctor in the country that would argue this, yet for some reason certain doctors are reluctant to understand the great advantage to replacing other associated hormones that are also critical. If your thyroid level is low, consider taking supplements such as BMR ­Basal Metabolic Rate, which contains the necessary raw materials such as tyrosine, purified glandular extracts and Kelp. You may need a prescription for a glandular extract of desiccated thyroid, known as Armour. This is a prescription item with a natural form providing T3 and T4 that are close to what the thyroid gland produces. Dr. Neil Rouzier, an anti aging doctor practicing in Palm Springs, California encourages his patients to use compound Armour morning and night. Armour from a compound pharmacist can be effective at 1 to 2 grains, and regular Armour may require a higher dosage of between 2 to 5 grains to correct very low thyroid levels. Also, be sure to use kelp for the iodine necessary to metabolize thyroid. You may also benefit from the use of a time-release free-T3 prescription item called L-Thyronine, which comes in dosages from 7.5 mcg to 200 mcg. Taking the lowest 68

dosage initially for the first 3 to 7 days and measuring any changes in your morning body temperature can determine your dosage. Your doctor will usually order bottles from a compound pharmacy in six different bottles with increments from 7.5 to 15, 30 to 60, 120 to 200 mcg. Take them in increasing progression until you find the right dosage that brings your temperature and metabolism to where it should be. For example, if your morning temperature is 88.9 degrees and after taking the time release T3 L-Thyronine for one week your temperature raises to 90 degrees, you will need to double the dosage to 15 mcg, and so on until you reach 98.6 degrees. In all of our research we have learned that both growth hormone and progesterone improves thyroid activity. When my partner, Shawna Kendell started taking a natural thyroid replacement ( called BMR along with Armour, it worked very well for her. I remember very distinctly that in a matter of a few days there were some noticeable changes, especially in her body temperature. According to Shawna, her hands always seemed to be cold, even in rather warm weather. On particularly cold days she would become almost immobilized, and she used to be very embarrassed to shake hands with anyone because her hands were always so cold. After taking thyroid replacement, her body temperature increased and she later gained even better results by adding the time release T3, L-Thyronine. She has noticed that if she runs out of her supply, her levels start to decline again.

Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone that is released in smaller and smaller quantities from the pineal gland as we age and it is the hormone that actually controls the aging clock. A startling experiment on anti-aging demonstrated the power of melatonin. In the experiment, scientists switched the pineal glands between old mice and young mice, and the transformation was incredible! The older mice with "younger" pineal glands looked younger with rejuvenated bodies, were more active and had a 30% extension in life span. The young mice with the "old" pineal glands aged rapidly and died 30% sooner than normal. Based on a study of multiple hormones, these scientists had finally unlocked the mysterious mechanism in the aging clock that determines not only how we age, but also why we age. Melatonin has many benefits including acting like a natural sleeping pill, enhancing REM dream sleep and reducing jet lag. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, January 16,1997, it is one of the most powerful free-radical scavengers serving as an antioxidant inside the cells. For this reason melatonin can instantly de-activate dangerous hydroxyl molecules that are present with every breath we take. Researchers believe this may be one of the keys to preventing cancer and slowing the aging process. Melatonin also lowers cholesterol, heart disease, and reduces cataracts. It may help Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and asthma and aid in keeping us young, vigorous and sexually rejuvenated. Even though the majority of melatonin is produced in the gut, the pineal gland uses melatonin to send out a message to preserve the organs and the entire body in a healthy state. The largest amount of melatonin is produced while sleeping during the hours of 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. and after 2 a.m. our melatonin levels decline rather rapidly, reaching the lowest levels during daylight. Some people produce unusually large amounts of melatonin during sleep and others produce small amounts.

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Since the Pineal gland is connected directly to the nerve sensors in the eyes, if light is present at night, the brain is tricked into thinking we don't need to sleep, so it produces less melatonin. In primitive times our ancestors who were more in touch with natural rhythms, went to sleep at dusk and woke at dawn. Even though it's necessary for our busy modern lives, it is unfortunate that we have created artificial daylight. The use of lamps, light fixtures, streetlights and other lights that may interfere with sleep, drastically decrease our natural ability to produce melatonin, the magical substance that allows us to go into a deep restful sleep. The old saying, "early to sleep and early to rise" has some true wisdom and might be an important factor in preserving youth. Because of artificial light and the aging process, we must replace dwindling melatonin in order to continue to preserve youth. It's best to take very small amounts of sublingual liquid melatonin anywhere from one-tenth to one half mg before sleeping at night. Increase the dosage gradually, so that you awaken in the morning alert and rested. If you awaken groggy, reduce the dosage back down by increments of ½ mg. It is also helpful to darken your room at night and wear blinders over your eyes if your significant other is keeping the light on after you go to sleep. If "day people" and "night people" live together, and want to synchronize their schedules, they can do this using melatonin. The person that tends to stay up late can take melatonin at the time their significant other wants to go to sleep. Also, if you have a radio playing all night, the radio waves will interfere with melatonin production and decrease your quality of sleep. Exercise helps lower melatonin; so late night exercise might keep you awake. This may be another reason to exercise in the morning to enhance energy and alertness. One milligram of melatonin is what the body would natural produce each night if you were in optimum health, so if you do exercise at night, it may be necessary to take a spray sublingual supplement of melatonin before bed. I usually do my high intensity, short workouts in the morning, yet on the occasions I exercise at night I take some extra melatonin along with oral growth hormone just before bed and it works perfect for me to get deep rejuvenating sleep.

The Best Diet For Strong Hormones

Now that you have learned about the latest research on anti-aging and hormone replacement let's not forget the important principals of healthy eating. People who truly want to look and feel great will focus on an anti-aging diet as well as hormone replacement therapy. I encourage the use of whole food, antioxidant vitamins A, E, C and B complex, and whole food origins for minerals. Stick to the low-fat, water-rich Grow Young and Slim Plan and exercise regularly. Regular exercise and physical activity in general has been proven to reverse and slow aging, and by following the Grow Young hormone replacement program you will have more energy to keep up an effective exercise program. Also remember to enjoy, hugs, kisses and intimacy, since physical intimacy will also increase your natural hormone production.

Hormone Testing

Anti-aging doctor, Eugene Shippen believes we should test younger people at age 25 or 30 to get a baseline for future reference to compare declining hormone levels. As people age, replacement of natural hormones can then be done to increase levels to what was correct for that person. Unfortunately, most doctors are not doing these baseline

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tests, so this section can help to give you some guidelines for desirable hormone levels. Many anti-aging doctors still suggest the improvement or reduction in symptoms is far more important than the final levels or lab values. For blood tests we use quality national labs that specialize in hormone testing. You will need a doctor's orders for the blood test, and if you use your own doctor, use this book or our website as a reference to order the right tests. When ordering tests, be sure to check with your doctor and the lab regarding ideal levels because different labs use different reference ranges. A good goal is to get to the youthful levels for people age 20 to 30. Testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and melatonin are cyclic, throughout the day, night and month. A man's testosterone level is highest in the morning and the levels change every 15 minutes. Testosterone can vary by 100 ng (serum) or more, with as much as 50% variation from day to day. Saliva tests for free testosterone can be performed with three samples taken morning, afternoon and late night. By taking a series of samples we can accurately track the average range and a doctor can determine if you need replacement therapy. Blood panel tests Our male blood panel was designed to be very complete, and includes tests for chemistry and lipid panel, CBC, estradiol, Estrone, free testosterone, total testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin), PSA (Prostate specific antigen), somatomedin-C (IGF-1), DHEA-S, pregnenolone, progesterone, thyroid free T3, TSH and free T4. Our female blood panel was also designed to be very complete and includes estradiol, progesterone, total testosterone, free testosterone, DHEA-S, somatomedin C (IGF-1), pregnenolone, chemistry and lipid panel, CBC, free T3, TSH and free T4. The key hormones melatonin and cortisol are not included in the blood test because their variations are better measured by saliva. Saliva and urine tests for hormones If you are interested in a saliva test, it is very easy to collect saliva for the test, and get the sample to the laboratory without involving clinic staff. With saliva tests, there is no biohazard, no mess and no blood, and it's very convenient and economical, plus they are accurate for certain hormones such as cortisol, progesterone, melatonin and DHEA. Saliva tests can measure the effects that supplements have on certain hormones better than blood, because when blood is spun for testing, many of the cells that have 75% of the hormones are separated, so even though your supplements may be working, it may not be accurately reflected in the blood test. Saliva tests pick up the full tissue levels for hormones, but once you have been on hormone therapy for over three months, the levels in saliva are higher than the detectible range and it is a good idea to measure blood or urine levels as well. Urine testing for hormones detects variations of 8 hormones, but saliva tests will pick up the day and night variations, it is simpler to test, and hormones aren't potentially altered from adrenalin rushes caused by fear of the needle. Saliva and urine tests are becoming more accepted as excellent ways to monitor your hormone levels, so ask an anti aging doctor about your personal test needs, and remember

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that all tests should be performed in the morning after fasting - nothing but water should be consumed before the test. Other tests Additional tests available depending on your budget (check doctor and lab fees) and desires: Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) is in our male panel and can be added to the female panel. Other estrogens - the above panel includes the estrogen, estradiol, but it is possible to test for all three estrogens (E1-estrone, E2-estradiol, E3-estriol). Urinary 16-alpha hydroxyestrone, and 2 hydroxyestrone Insulin - this includes testing in the morning after fasting and again after eating Growth Hormone after - 21 days of using oral spray or injectable GH.

The Grow Young Suggested Protocol for Hormone Levels

Nearly every lab in the country that tests hormones, gives their test results based on comparative values of people with severely deficient levels. This is because men of all ages are included in this comparison, which may make it appear that it is acceptable to have lower levels as we age. Do not accept clinical levels printed on your test results, since they are often deficient. Effective treatment must restore hormones to the optimum levels of a person age 18 to 25, and the best results are obtained when small dosages of all deficient hormones are replaced to optimum levels. Many of the optimum lab levels come from other experienced anti aging doctors and many other conferences and reference materials to detailed to list here. We suggest you do three things when considering hormone replacement therapy. First, work with a knowledgeable doctor who can monitor your lab values. On this point of education, we have recorded on video tape one of the world experts on protocols for hormone management as explained by Dr Thierry Hertoghe and Dr Nick Delgado. Please feel free to order of set of these video's or have your health care provider get a set for their professional library. Second, have lab values checked as often as your doctor suggests, or at least every 6 months. Third, take the wellness survey at www.growyoungandslim.com to be sure you keep track of improvements in clinical symptoms. Also, knowing any symptoms that may be related to deficient or excessive hormone levels can help your practitioner to guide you to maintain optimum levels. Following is a list of ideal lab blood values (or urine or saliva where noted) and effective protocols that have worked for thousands of participants whose reversal of original symptoms have been monitored by follow-up blood tests:

Men

Ideal levels and suggested dosages Testosterone, total: 750 to 1500 ng/dl Testosterone, free: 25 to 300 pg/dl DHT (dihydrotestosterone): 50 to 350 ng/dl

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PSA (prostate specific antigen): 0 to 4 ng/ml SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin): 13 to 50 nMol LH (Luteinizing Hormone): 0.9 to 5.6 mU/ml for certain labs it also is 2 to 10 (miu/ml) DHEA: 300 to 550 ug/dl Pregnenolone: 50 to 300 ng/dl Restore androgens with 50 to 300 mg/g testosterone cream per day. For estrogen management use Strength and Romance phytochemical transdermal cream on a daily basis. To maintain good PSA levels, manage DHT and protect the prostate, use 300 mg of beta sitosterol (extract of saw palmetto) daily. To restore DHEA and Pregnenolone men can use products such as Sensual Energy Transdermal cream daily. The cream contains sufficient amounts of these hormones to restore most men to ideal levels. If using oral DHEA, do not exceed 15 mg day. Use pregnenolone in the morning and do not exceed 25 mg per day. Estradiol: 25 to 50 pg/ml Estrone: 20 to 60 pg/ml

Urinary Estrogens: 2 hydroxyestrone 4 to 11 ug / 24 hr 16 Alpha Hydroxyestrone 1.50 to 1.90 ug / 24 hr 2OHE / 16aOHE index ratio: Optimum is above 2.0 ­ 8 ( a #2 reflects twice as much 2OHE as compared to 16aOHE such as 4/8)

Progesterone: males only optimum range is 0.15 to 1.0. ng/dl Small dosages of progesterone may be of benefit yet high dosages can have a feminizing effect on men, so we don't usually suggest the use of progesterone for men except for very low dosage not more than two or three times a week.

Prolactin: 2 to 15 ng/ml. You may want to use a supplement with L-Dopa (as found in the herb mucuna pruriens) to prevent excessive prolactin levels common in some older men.

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Women

Ideal levels for androgen related tests Testosterone, total: 20 to 150 ng/dl Testosterone, free: 2 to 40 pg/dl DHT (dihydrotestosterone): 15 to 200 ng/dl SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin): 40 to 120 nMol/ LH (luteinizing hormone): 3 to 90 or (miu/ml) Follicular expected range 1.9 to 12.5 miu/ml Mid-Cycle expected range 8.7 to 76.3 miu/ml Luteal expected range 0.5 to 16.9 miu/ml Post Menopausal optimum range 20 to 40 miu/ml (treated with replacement hormones would be toward optimum ranges. The use of testosterone cream at 1 to 6 mg per gram by prescription may be required by some women to achieve ideal levels. Diindolylmethane (concentrated extracts from cruciferous vegetables) should be added when using androgens such as testosterone. Ideal therapy for female estrogen support and management For optimum results you may choose to use Sensual Energy and Strength and Romance transdermal creams supported with oral capsules of Indole-3 Carbinol 100 mg, 300 mg. DIM-Dindolylmethane, and 500 mg of Chrysin per day. Usually we suggest one uses the capsules to reduce the peak of symptoms and discomfort associated with PMS, mood changes, breast tenderness or weight gain. 2 to 3.75 mg/g of Estradiol prescription or estriol 50 mg/g cream is a good dosage and if you are postmenopausal you may use the cream along with progesterone on a daily basis. If you still have a menstrual cycle, you may use the estradiol or estriol cream on day 1 to 21 and use progesterone day 22 to 28 to continue cycles. However, you may use progesterone daily if want to avoid bleeding. Some women and doctors feel that it is cleansing and a sign of youthful health to have a return or continuation of periods. Others do not want to deal with cycles any longer and will need to consult with their anti aging specialist regarding options of therapy. This section is very general guidance only for you and your doctor to make an informed decision. Estradiol: 25 to 50 pg/ml average optimum range for most women Follicular optimum range is 39 to 189 pg/ml Mid-Cycle optimum range is 94 to 508 pg/ml

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Luteal optimum range is 48 to 309 pg/ml Post Menopausal optimum range is 20 to 40 pg/ml Females treated with Estradiol or Estriol replacement with ideally tend toward the midrange to upper range for youthful levels. Estrone: 20-60 pg/ml 2 hydroxyestrone (2OHE ­ an estrogen created from a metabolic process): 4 to 11 ug/24 hr Micrograms collected per 24 hours. 16 alpha hydroxyestrone (16aOHE - an estrogen created from a metabolic process): 1.50 to 1.90 ug/24 hr 2OHE/16aOHE index ratio: optimum over 2.0 to 8 ( a good ratio 3 can be made up of 6 ug/24 of 2 OHE / and 2 Ug/24 hr of 16aOHE, with a resulting ratio of 3) Progesterone: ng/ml (ng/ml) Follicular optimum range 1 ng/ml to 3 Luteal optimum range is 3.3 ng/ml to 26 ng/ml Post Menopausal optimum range is 1 ng/ml to 6 ng/ml (When a female is given progesterone cream or capsules "treated" levels will run toward the high end of the scale. Although serum doesn't always reflect increases during treatment, since progesterone ends up in tissues it may be important to also get a measurement in saliva for progesterone. ) It is best to use progesterone transdermal cream. If taken orally, dosages should be between 100 to 200 mg progesterone/day according to Dr Thierry Hertoghe. Prolactin: 1 to 20 ng/ml DHEA-S: 300 to 550 ug/dl Pregnenolone: 50 to 300 ng/dl To restore DHEA and Pregnenolone it is best to use products such as Sensual Energy Transdermal Cream that contains sufficient DHEA and Pregnenolone. If using oral DHEA, do not exceed 15 mg day. Use pregnenolone in the morning and do not exceed 25 mg per day.

Other Levels for Men and Women

Your goal for ideal lab values in men and women are: IGF-1: 250 to 550 ng/ml for men and women between the ages of 25 and 70 IGFBP-3: 2 to 4 mg/l 75

Hgh: 2 to 14 ng/ml Urinary Hgh: 1,500 to 6,000 pg/24 hour -pg or picograms

In most cases, the oral growth hormone with an approved delivery system and combined with correction of all other hormones (especially melatonin, testosterone, cortisol and thyroid therapy) will be sufficient to maintain ideal levels for IGF-1 and hGH. The sprays can be used after dinner, at bedtime, and in the morning. However, in around 20 % of the individuals, you may need to or choose to inject growth hormone with a small insulin needle. The use of the name brand Saizen may be an affordable way to achieve youthful levels. Saizen comes as a powder constitute with liquid. You must use it in 2 weeks once it is constituted. The typical dosage suggested by many anti aging doctors including Dr Ron Rothenberg, Professor from UC San Diego can start with the lowest dosage that will affect the best results. Some may on average use between .25 to 1 IU (1/ 3 mg) of growth hormone per day. If you are using injectable hGH, be sure to check your levels with your doctor to determine the need to cycle or periodically go off of GH therapy. This will allow the body to readjust to the possibility of suppression and allow one to continue to respond to therapy. Regarding Insulin and blood sugar levels, most people can use a low fat high vegetable diet combined with exercise to achieve ideal insulin and sugar levels. Insulin: fasting, 1-10 uU/ml or microunits/ml lab range. Optimum level is 1 to 5 Hemoglobin HbA1c (%) 4 to 6.5 % which relects long term insulin and blood sugar factors Ideal thyroid levels can be achieved by using a prescription product called Armour, which is purified extract of T3 and T4. A typical dosage for Armour can be 1 to 3 mg and the dosage you use depends on your morning body temperature. Your doctor will also want to know your progress and signs of reversal of symptoms. Supporting herbs come from a product called BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) that contains T1-iodine, T2-L-thyrosine, and T3 (from Armour or time release T3 LThyronine. Your goal is to achieve the following levels: TSH: 1.5 to 3.5 uU/ml Free T3: 2.5 to 4.2 pg/ml Free T4: 1.0 to 1.8. ng/dl

Cortisol am: 5 to 25 ug/dl Cortisol pm: 2-12 ug/dl

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Hydrocortisone tablets can be prescribed by your doctor if you are deficient in cortisol. According to Dr Ed Lichten of Michigan, it is especially important to check saliva to manage cortisol levels. You may need 5 mg to 10 mg of hydrocortisone, four times a day: morning, noon, 3 pm, and 6 pm

Ideal levels to strive for melatonin can be measured in the saliva after midnight. Melatonin after midnight: 30 to 300 pg/ml Melatonin daytime: less than 5 pg/ml Melatonin early evening: 5 to 10 pg/ml We suggest you use a quality oral sublingual Melatonin. Melatonin, oral spray use .1 to 3 mg sprayed before bed

Reference: www.growyoungandslim.com Grow Young and Slim Author Nick Delgado PhD Thierry Hertoghe MD, Videotape series Lab values: Pharmasan Lab and AAL Reference Lab and Quest Lab

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According to clinical outcome-based studies reported by Kevin Lewis MD, of Arizona, and John Prentice, ND, the use of oral growth hormone and oral growth factors can naturally bring your hormones back to youthful levels. Based on their studies, positive results were experienced by 90% of the 63 patients monitored for up to three years. Significant improvements were noted in up to 37 health areas including energy and fitness (36% improvement), mental attitude (55%), sexual activity (52%), mental function (19%), skin and hair (38%) and immune system (27%). In another study I reviewed on 194 patients using oral human growth hormone with an effective delivery system for six months, there were significant improvements in IGF-1, LDL and HDL cholesterol and triglycerides in both men and women aged 35 to 80. When you look at these kinds of results you have to wonder why all doctors don't consider prescribing human growth hormone therapy. Since all people have declining hormone levels as they age, it's easy to see why so many physicians assume this is natural. However, if a younger person were to be diagnosed with a hormonal deficiency, it would quickly be corrected. Researchers around the world have shown that hormonal deficiency at any age - young or old - requires replacement, yet physicians have not been trained to treat a hormone deficiency in middle-aged people if that deficiency is believed to be associated with aging. Ronald Klatz, M.D., the famous anti-aging expert and best-selling author, agrees that Hgh and other hormones enhance exercise performance, reverse insomnia associated with later life by restoring the deepest levels of sleep, and reverse many other signs of aging by several years. Additionally, to reverse aging Dr Klatz also recommends a low fat, high fiber diet and exercise plan similar to the Grow Young and Slim Plan. Dr. Chin and Dr. L. Cass Terry did some studies on 200 patients between 1994 and 1996. Baseline hormone levels were measured and it was found that the participants were deficient in IGF-1 growth factors as well as some of the other critical hormones. The doctors decided to restore hormones, including restoring Hgh via injection. These individuals improved dramatically across the board from 51% to 88% in increased energy, improved emotional state, improved sexual performance, attitude and memory. Skin texture, thickness and elasticity also increased and there was also a reported disappearance of wrinkles. Additionally, muscle strength improved, the size of the muscles increased, body fat was reduced, and exercise tolerance and endurance was also increased.

The Master Hormone, Hgh

Of the 8 critical hormones that decline with age, the most important one of them is the master hormone known as Hgh, or human growth hormone . The name is sort of a misnomer because although the hormone is critical during growth phases in childhood, if it is restored past the age of thirty five we can see some rather amazing results in age reversal. Growth factors were found in the 1960's and by the 1980's we began to realize how important these molecules are because they reawaken the cells to become more youthful. Hgh is one of the most highly researched natural substances with more than 28,000 clinical studies spanning over 60 years. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists considers growth hormone to be safe and it is readily available in

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unlimited supply. A record number of people are using Hgh since its introduction in the United States in 1985. Advocates of oral growth hormone for anti-aging believe that its potential is much broader than the medical community may yet realize. Hormones, like all medications, work at the level of neuroreceptors, sending messages to go to the appropriate organ and tell it what to do. We have over 40 different types of growth factors that are very small proteins called polypeptides. These small protein growth factors circulate in the blood helping your body to communicate between the nervous system, immune system, and the hormonal system. These growth factors are messenger hormones that help cells talk to each other. They tell a cell when to live, when to die and when to specialize and perform only certain functions for the body. Essentially they control all of your life functions, and without these growth factors we would become very ill. Why we age Our cells replicate every minute and the genetic material becomes shorter each time, causing our organs to gradually decline, leading to reduced enzyme activity. Additionally, the pituitary gland and other glands also shrink as we get older, causing a decline in the total output of hormones (particularly the human growth hormone), which in turn leads to premature aging. Furthermore, another substance called somatostatin suppresses the body's human growth hormone levels. This is ironic because during the very time that we need more human growth hormone to revitalize our cells, we don't have enough. We have enough during the growth phase in childhood, but during adulthood and as we become seniors, this decline allows our bones to deteriorate, our muscles to become weaker, our body fat to increase, our mental function to decline, and our nerves to have slower conduction rates. Restoring Hgh in seniors From his breakthrough pioneer work in 1986 using recombinant injectable growth hormone on a group of elderly patients, Dr. Rudman's findings reported less cellulite, less wrinkles, thicker skin and collagen, sharper vision, and improved memory. The results also included increased energy, better exercise performance and cardiac output, a stronger heart, stronger bones, reversal of conditions of osteoporosis, more rapid healing time for wounds, an overall 8.8% gain in muscle mass, a 14.4% reduction in body fat, and re-growth of organs. As we get older, the liver, spleen, kidneys and heart all decline in size and volume. I have noticed that athletes, especially body builders who are taking high levels of injectable Hgh, sometimes have a slightly enlarged abdomen because the Hgh is actually increasing the size of their organs.

Dr. Nick with Dr. L. Cass Terry, Professor Dept of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin and the late Dr. William Regelson, Author of Super Hormone Promise.

(picture of Cass Terry and Nick-crop-leave Regelson for elsewhere under is coments p3 Fountain of Youth )Cass Terry M.D., PhD, reported an unpublished study completed by Blackman and Harman in 1999, which monitored 125 patients (52 females and 71

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males age 65 to 88) on Hgh injections over a six-month period. This was an important study because it updated the original Rudman study reported in JAMA, which was performed with far fewer patients. The results of the study proved the ability to reverse aging by raising hormones to the levels of healthy young adults. In the study, one group was given just growth hormone via injection, another group of men were given testosterone and Hgh, and a group of women were given estrogen and Hgh, compared to placebo. Energy levels increased in 84% of participants, and emotional stability, attitude toward life and memory improved in 62% of patients. Skin texture, thickness and elasticity improved in over 68% of participants, and sexual potency, frequency and duration improved in nearly 75% of patients. How the body uses protein to control life Taste buds replace themselves every two weeks, the skin replaces itself every four weeks, the liver is renewed every six weeks, and your bones are completely replaced every year. Nearly 98% of the body's one-hundred-trillion living cells are replaced every year with new cells. If there is damage in the DNA coding, then this same defect will continue to replicate. In the case of arthritis, the same crippled joint is replaced with unhealthy tissue. The science of using actual human growth factors stimulates the correction, repair and healing of the DNA feedback system. This actually allows the body to heal itself at the origin of the problem. New cells are replacing dying cells in our body every minute, at the rate of over 300million replications. In order to regulate and repair DNA before the next cell replication, communication between cells via the small protein growth factors is critical. As we age, cells slow down and we need growth factors to awaken them to a more active communication phase. Seconds after you use the oral growth hormone, it aligns with the cell memory, sending an electronic vibration to the receptor cells, which instruct the pituitary gland to produce more growth hormone. Growth hormone then goes to the liver to make IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor) . Growth factors help the DNA repair itself prior to cell division and they also initiate the transport of amino acids and nucleic acids into the cell. Blood glucose and insulin are also closely tied to the body's constant release of growth hormone. Following the release and introduction into the blood stream of growth hormone, glucose initially drops in the first three hours, followed by a rapid rise in glucose three hours later. In this way glucose stays within a safe range of 75 to 120 mg/ml, as the insulin is enhanced by the presence of growth hormone. Also, we know absorption of the oral growth hormone is taking place because IGF-1 levels increase as much as 99% after frequent daily use of the oral spray over a period of eight to fourteen weeks. There are six IGFs that are made in the liver and are secreted when oral Hgh and oral growth factors are sprayed in small dosages in the mouth, thus improving communication between cells and stimulating the body's healing and growth repair processes and defenses. The most important of the six growth factors is IGF-1, which serves as a metabolic initiator. IGF-1 is made of 70 amino acids and it lowers blood glucose and allows the transport of nucleic acids into the nucleus of the cell where the DNA resides. This gives the cell the raw material needed to repair damage to the DNA, initiate cell

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division and slow the aging process. IGF-1 also carries out most of the anabolic effects of building and repair. Hgh vs. IGF-1 Before we go any further, let me classify the growth hormones a little bit. Human Growth hormone, or Hgh, and insulin-like growth hormone, or IGF-1 are not the same. IGF-1 is a hormone secreted by the liver and it is responsible for definite metabolic actions: protein, DNA and RNA synthesis; cell division; use of blood sugar; breakdown of fat; kidney and immune system function and red blood cell production. Hgh however, is produced by the anterior pituitary gland and is much more adaptable than IGF-1. Hgh functions in many areas, including insulin regulation, bone mass production, transport of amino acids into cells and fat metabolism. If IGF-1 levels get too high - which sometimes happens when it is taken via injection instead of orally then Hgh levels actually begin to decrease. Using IGF-1 to measure aging The pituitary gland produces Human Growth Hormone (Hgh) from pituitary cells called somatotrophs. Most Hgh secretions occur in brief bursts, or pulses. There are approximately 20 pulses a day which occur mostly during the early hours of deepest sleep, or stage 4 of REM. Each pulse releases somewhere between 1,000 to 50,000 nanograms into the bloodstream where it lingers for a few minutes. From here it can fall to undetectable levels before reaching the liver where it stimulates the production of growth factors such as IGF. Quality sleep is necessary to produce sufficient amounts of Hgh, but unfortunately as we age, the length and quality of sleep declines and our bodies lose some of their ability to rejuvenate. Growth factor is highest in the body during adolescence and declines rapidly past the age of 21. A 12 to 15-year-old produces nearly 1000 micrograms of Hgh per day, a 20year-old produces 500 micrograms of Hgh per day, a 40-year-old produces only 200 micrograms, and an 80-year-old produces barely 25 micrograms per day! Adults with low IGF-1 levels (under 350 ng/ml) have growth factor deficiency and can choose therapy or supplements, according to FDA clearance given in 1986. After IGF-1 is produced in the liver, it enhances the production of the blood protein, albumin. Albumin maintains homeostasis or balance of the entire body. It is essential for cell growth and renewal, and regulates water balance to maintain hydration of cells and organs. It also transports nutrients (such as amino acids) to cells, removes waste from cells, assists in digestion, transports and buffers excess levels of all hormones, stabilizes the pH balance of the blood, and serves as the ultimate antioxidant. How the brain regulates growth hormone When adequately stimulated, the aging pituitary gland has the ability to release as much Hgh as it did during childhood and adolescence. However, the hypothalamus, which monitors Hgh levels, becomes less sensitive to the body's requests for Hgh as we age. The hypothalamus secretes a regulator called human growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH), which stimulates the release of Hgh if our levels of Hgh get too low. If too much Hgh is produced, or the body perceives an excessive rise in IGF-1, the hypothalamus gland can suppress pituitary output of growth hormone by secreting

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somatostatin. Somatostatin shuts down the natural production of Hgh until the levels drop back down. Premature aging can be caused by excesses of somatostatin inhibiting or blocking the secretion of Hgh, and by the fact that our body tissues and organs become less able to utilize Hgh as we age.

Doctors Using Oral Hgh

As a researcher, I have studied with some of the top doctors in the country who work with anti-aging therapy. Clinical Professor, Ron Rothenberg, M.D.; Cass Terry M.D., PhD; Eugene Shippen M.D.; and Kevin Lewis M.D. have collectively treated over 50 physicians, all of who were initially skeptical of this new therapy. Dr. Ronald Klatz, a colleague, friend and leader in the anti-aging field, has been working with over 10,000 doctors who are learning about how to reverse the aging process. Doctor Klatz and I both agree that simply replacing hormones can reverse the incidence of premature aging. However, I disagree with most doctors who believe that the only way to introduce human growth hormone into the body is via injection. Hgh injection vs. oral spray Oral Hgh product can maintain ideal levels over a lifetime easier than the injectable form of Hgh, but until recently, the only way to administer Hgh was through injection. Back in 1996 when I started reviewing the results that were obtained by other doctors using the natural oral Hgh therapy, it was difficult to find doctors using the oral therapy because many of them were stuck on the idea that the only way to get good results was through injection. At this time my levels were starting to decline and I decided to undergo Hgh injection therapy. I did this for a six-month period under the guidance of three different doctors. During this six-month period, I had a tremendous restoration of my former health and fitness levels. It is not until one tries this new therapy and experiences the tremendous, increased vigor that one realizes the harm that is done by living with low Hgh levels. Still, I was a little discouraged with the cost of the therapy. Hgh injections cost over $1200 per month or more at the time, and included the discomfort of injections once or twice a day. Most of my patients and other people I talked to felt that even though the therapy sounded valid and worthwhile they would not want to subject themselves to daily injections, let alone the cost involved. That led me to search for alternatives that could be utilized by natural replacements. In 1996 at the Las Vegas Anti Aging conference, and in Ohio at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, several research scientists were releasing their newly developed oral sprays, tablets and secretogogues for increasing growth factors. These products were being made available to doctors and professionals in the fitness industry, and I began testing and studying each one of them to determine if any of them actually worked. Doctors at that time were skeptical as to whether the proven injectable method for growth hormone could be replaced, but as recently as the year 2002, many doctors had tested and added the use of oral Hgh and other important biochemical hormone replacement therapies to help their patients become younger. A great advantage in using oral Hgh stimulators is the convenience of frequent use to mimic the body. Hgh is secreted from the pituitary gland in pulses as often as 9 to 29 times per 24-hour period. Most of the activity and release into the body occurs during the 82

night - 80% of it during sleep between the hours of 10 pm and 2 am. Additional spurts of Hgh come in the morning when you awaken, and some spurts release in the late afternoon between 3 pm and 4 pm. Fortunately it is now possible to restore Hgh and other hormones with nutriceuticals (oral spray Hgh), sublingual liquid supplements, creams or gels for skin absorption, and herbs, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Almost all people simply prefer the spray to the injection method, which is good news because it makes the benefits of restoring this vital natural hormone available to the average person who can't afford the high price of injectable Hgh. It also prevents the possible problem of overdosing the body, since the spray simply mimics the tiny frequent bursts released by the body of a youthful person. Testing Hgh Determined to find out if oral Hgh would replace injections, I had my baseline IGF-1 level measured before I began any type of oral Hgh. Also, when I started my testing, I stopped taking all the other natural replacements such as DHEA, melatonin and herbs for testosterone. Even though test results showed I was low in these biochemical levels, I stopped the treatment because I wanted to get a feel for what Hgh by itself would do for me. I began using oral replacement Hgh with a special delivery system to encapsulate the Hgh, making it easier for the body to process. Within eight weeks, my repeat blood tests revealed my IGF-1 levels had climbed to a level you would find in a 25-year-old! I was pleased to notice the same very exciting results that I had encountered using injectable Hgh. Physically, I noticed an increase in strength, an increase in muscle density and an improvement in sexual activity. Obviously, I was extremely happy to get the same physical and emotional benefits from oral Hgh as I did with the injections. After two months I continued to show youthful levels when I retested my blood and I continued using natural oral Hgh for a full six months without adding any other supplement or hormone. As I continued with my research, I began taking oral Hgh Analog (somatotropin). I noticed that I slept deeper, my skin looked healthier and my wrinkles decreased. Also, my muscular density increased by ten pounds and I lost over 5% body fat. This was quite an improvement after only 12 weeks of using the oral spray! I was already in pretty good shape, so at 5'8", to see my muscle density increase from 172 lb. to over 182 lb. was quite an increase in muscle, and another sign of aging reversal. Also, unlike most body builders who over-stress their bodies with a high percentage of animal products in their diet, I follow the Grow Young and Slim Plan. That means of course, that I consume mostly vegetables, salads, legumes and fruit and rarely even eat meat or dairy products. In addition to my diet, I attribute my youthful appearance and strength to a combination of natural biochemical replacements and consistent resistance training. My partner Shawna Kendell also used the Hgh and we made certain that Hgh was the only thing she took after we established her baseline. Of course we made sure she was on the best possible diet and exercise program as well. We had tried other Hgh precursors; releasers, stimulators, secretogogues and homeopathic formulas, and none performed as effectively as the advanced, encased oral Hgh. Shawna and I were very consistent about

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using the oral Hgh at least three or four times a day, (morning, midday and twice in the evening) and we both showed a 100% improvement in IGF-1 using oral Hgh. After 8 weeks of consistent use of the oral Hgh , Shawna's IGF-1 levels jumped to a youthful level that I'd only seen in children and a few bodybuilders taking injectable Hgh. Needless to say she was excited to find how simple it was to achieve that level. People around her were also noticing the change in her skin texture, muscle tone and general appearance. At one point, Shawna stopped taking the product for about 4 weeks and definitely noticed a change. She had not fully realized how beneficial the product was for her, until she stopped taking it. Subsequent measurements of Shawna's IGF-1 levels showed a significant decline in her levels when going off the oral Hgh spray for extended lengths of time. Her levels also declined when she tried inferior products and the levels didn't go back up until she started taking the best quality Hgh product. She also saw a reduction in cellulite that she was never able to get rid of with exercise alone. Her mental clarity improved, her muscles became toned and firm and she has increased endurance in the gym and in life in general. In terms of muscle and fat ratios, Shawna noticed results similar to mine. Her lean weight went up about 4 pounds and her body fat dropped from 28% down to 20%. We consider these results to be a reversal in aging. We did nothing different in our eating habits or exercise routine to help maintain our ideal weight, yet we clearly saw how easy it was to gain that lean body mass and reduce body fat. Today, after going off and on a version of the original formula for Hgh, my IGF-1 levels stay in the same youthful range as long as I stay on the correct oral product with an encapsulating delivery system. I have continued to test this particular oral Hgh and compare it to other types of products, and I regularly take blood tests to take into account the normal variation or fluctuation in hormone levels. In 1999, I went off of any source of Hgh and my IGF-1 levels also dropped. When I started the oral spray product again my levels returned to normal after 8 weeks. As of this writing I have continued using oral Hgh for almost six years with great results. We have both truly experienced the rejuvenating powers of biochemical hormones and supplements to achieve youthful levels.

Using the Best Products

The power of low dosage natural hormones Hormones are powerful and effective and should be used judiciously and according to the labeled use. Low dosages of hormones are effective because our bodies only manufacture up to 1/100 millionths of a gram of thyroid hormone per day to regulate the entire body of a 200 lb. person. That is just 1 part free thyroid per 10,000 million parts of blood plasma. Micro-dilutions of various hormones such as Hgh are effective in nanograms (parts per billion) with an advanced delivery system. How oral Hgh spray is created As discussed earlier, human growth hormone is a large sequence of 191 amino acids (polypeptides) that make up the structure of protein found in messenger hormones. The oral delivery of Hgh includes taking the blueprint from the actual growth hormone molecule, and through genetic engineering, inserting the molecule into a bacterial culture, 84

where it duplicates and multiplies the same DNA and identical 191 amino acid molecules many times over. Although oral Hgh is created by genetic engineering, it is identical to our body's Hgh and is not synthetic. The growth hormone complex is combined with a special, patent pending oral delivery process that was developed by the same scientists working to perfect oral spray insulin for diabetics. The delivery system for Hgh Growth hormones and growth co-factors are absorbed most efficiently when they are bonded to natural, complex molecular glucose chains (present in human tissue) or other advanced carrier molecules, and then combined with minerals, organic enzymes and several other proprietary ingredients. This natural molecule is different than a synthetic molecule because it is a substance found in the body tissues, and it easily dissolves in the mouth. When properly absorbed, growth hormone and growth factors can communicate instructions to all the cells of our body. This macro-molecular complex allows preservation and passage of large molecules of Hgh into the body because these molecules are somewhat flexible and distortable. The exciting discovery that we could get a large molecule like Hgh or insulin to absorb orally in to the body was demonstrated at the University of Illinois. Studies were conducted on rabbits and humans to determine the degree of oral absorption of large molecular-weight proteins such as insulin and Hgh. These studies demonstrated that oral absorption could be nearly as efficient as absorption through injections. Hgh with oral polymers has been measured to absorb at nearly 100%, which gives further proof that oral sprays of large molecules are an effective delivery system. A recent development of a high bred version of liposome technology called "Quick somes", shows clear evidence of oral delivery of large molecules including insulin and Growth hormone. This technology is being used by innovative anti aging research companies to create new, more affordable GH products. Less-effective products Secretogogues, amino acid precursors and homeopathic remedies are not effective by themselves and must be used with a product that has a proven delivery system for oral Hgh or injectable Hgh. Some companies market products that supposedly have an immediate effect within a few hours. Many of these products are big sellers because they contain stimulants such as guarana, which has caffeine and Ma Huang, which contains ephedra. Other companies use Hgh releasing factor (amino acids) to give an energized feeling for a short while, but it takes complete absorption of large molecules of growth hormone and growth factors to reverse aging, and it takes time for the body to heal itself. The key with anti-aging is not to expect a quick fix or overnight results. Many true antiaging products have long-term benefits - such as enhanced muscle mass - that take several weeks to notice, so give yourself several months on the products. If you call Eli Lilly or Upjohn they will not admit to selling growth hormone to companies making oral Hgh. Why? Because Upjohn and Eli Lilly have a third party representative who purchases the pure growth hormone that they produce and then legally reselling it to other companies, and they do not acknowledge all of their distribution sources. Also, Eli Lilly and Upjohn earn a smaller amount on sales of microdilutions for spray than they do on the ingredients for injections, so they don't want it known how

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effective the oral approach is, since it will compete with their more lucrative, billion dollar injectable business. How to determine if an oral Hgh product really works I spent a lot of time investigating the differences between products that were effective and knock-off products that didn't work. I believe a company should be able to show independent lab verification of the presence of actual Hgh in their product. I found that when it comes to extremely small dosages of nanograms (billionths) it requires university research-level testing, and not standard lab testing to detect the presence of Hgh in a product. The most important thing to pay attention to after using the product, is whether or not you noticed improvements in your hair, skin, sagging body, body fat, energy, fatigue level, mood, sleep patterns, and your ability to recover from stress and sexual function. At www.growyoungandslim.com we have designed a test to help you evaluate your clinical response to each of the key hormones in 20 categories. There are also articles on the website about these important hormones and the corresponding anti-aging therapy. Arkady Koltun M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of the Medical Committee for the Russian bodybuilding Federation, found that growth factor complex increases muscular strength in athletes and power lifters, improves nerve strength and helps fight infectious disease, fatigue, and hypertension. In his studies, two canoe racers improved their rowing speed so much that they went on to break world records, winning gold medals in the last Olympics after using growth hormone regularly. In order for athletes to recover from hard workouts, they should use the oral spray before and after workouts in addition to the suggested dosages morning, midday, and prior to bed. Some people take growth factors expecting to get big muscles without exercise, but you can get two to ten times the results by adding some weight training to your exercise routine three to six times a week.

Using Hgh for Medical Conditions

Pain and inflammation People with multiple sclerosis, arthritis, stiffness and pain associated with inflammation are reporting improved age-reversing results after two to three months of using Hgh, provided they also follow a Grow Young and Slim Plan with exercise. Restoring IGF-1 levels with oral spray also reduces pain and increases strength and endurance in patients with fibromyalgia. Declining energy levels Would you like to have more energy? If you can barely respond I know you need more energy! Most adults struggle through life with fatigue, but can a decline in hormones cause a decline in your energy levels? Somewhere past the age of 20 or 25 energy levels decline, mostly because of eating habits, not enough sleep, and/or lack of exercise. Declining energy levels are also related to a decline in biochemical hormone levels involved with the aging process. When you

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restore the levels of Hgh, IGF-1, DHEA, testosterone, progesterone, and thyroid, your energy levels begin to be restored as well. It's important to realize that a 35-year-old could have hormone levels as deficient as a 70-year-old. In fact, 65% of people over 35 years old have deficient IGF levels. 75% of all men and women past the age of 65, who appear to be healthy, are actually dangerously deficient in growth factors. The good news is you can slow or reverse the aging process on the Grow Young and Slim Plan. I personally prefer to have the biochemical levels of a 20-to-25 year old because my goal is to look and feel younger than my 48 years. Heart disease Restoring growth factors can lower blood pressure and many doctors have even reported that growth hormone improved the elasticity and circulation in the arteries, reducing the levels of blood pressure. A further benefit of Hgh use is that it has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol, the bad cholesterol. You have to take a moment to grasp how important this breakthrough is: LDL is the cholesterol that forms plaques in the arteries, leading to heart attacks and strokes, which kill more Americans than all other causes combined. If there is a natural way to help people bring their cholesterol levels down, it can actually help to dissolve the plaque in arteries and restore the arteries to more youthful healthful levels. This means that we can probably dramatically reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes with hormone therapy and a change in diet. Diabetes Several studies relating to Type II Diabetes have proven that excess fat in the diet desensitizes the insulin receptor sites preventing insulin from helping to push sugar into the cells. When you decrease fat in the diet, insulin becomes efficient and able to push sugar into cells as needed, reducing blood sugar levels. A low fat diet also increases Hgh levels, allowing Hgh to do its job of regulating insulin and glucose. Although it is also very important that diabetics follow our water rich, fiber rich, low fat diet to get to the main cause of the problem, it has also been discovered that oral growth hormone and improved IGF-1 levels stimulate glucose transport in human muscle tissue, which is good news for diabetics. Using injectable growth hormone can drastically alter insulin response and must be monitored by a doctor, but oral growth hormone is much gentler on metabolism and it is safe to use for diabetics. The addition of testesterone can significantly improve glucose levels in the diabetic. Depression In two different National Institute of Health clinical studies evaluating how lowdosage oral IGF-1 affects the nervous system, researchers studied people who were healthy but psychologically depressed. The response from the oral IGF-1 treatment surprised the patients' psychotherapists, because the patients felt better rapidly, and their depression was measurably decreased or eliminated after several months on treatments, compared to placebo. What was most surprising was the fact that such low dosages of growth factors and growth hormone stimulators were so effective. Pituitary and thyroid conditions

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People who produce little or no growth hormone either because they've had their pituitary gland removed or have pituitary tumors or disease are usually deficient in growth factors, causing them to age rapidly. Other symptoms related to these conditions are a reduced sense of well-being, lower energy levels, less vitality and capacity for work. They generally exhibit mood swings, anxiety, depression, poor memory, and tend to feel socially isolated. Their body fat increases especially around the waist, they have a decrease in muscle mass and wrinkled, thin, prematurely damaged or aged skin. Dr. Bengtsson in Sweden studied 333 patients for 30 years who were diagnosed with pituitary insufficiency. They were given cortisone, thyroid and sex hormones without growth hormone. The Hgh-deficient patients died prematurely of cardiovascular disease twice as often as the general population. In studies in Denmark and England with patients deficient in Hgh, after only six months of replacement therapy, patients showed improvements both physically and mentally.

Increasing and Decreasing Hgh

Exercise and low calorie foods It is interesting to note that obesity suppresses Hgh secretion. Research shows that restricting calories will restore the IGF-1 receptors in the cells by as much as 100% as you grow older. Eating small meals only when hungry and reducing fat can help to do this. Of course, the best way to reverse the disease called aging is to have a plan that includes diet and exercise as well as a broad range of hormones and growth factors. Years ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger was in a movie called "Staying Hungry," about competitive body builders. In the movie Arnold discusses how he pursued his goal of being the best by staying hungry for success, always striving to be the best, and never becoming complacent or overly satisfied. Arnold said, "to be muscular and have low body fat you must stay hungry! Don't overeat, eat fewer calories than you think you need and always be slightly hungry." Clearly Arnold was on to something, because it is interesting to note that intense exercise, including 70 to 85% of maximum lift during weight lifting, and aerobic exercises (running, stair stepping, stationary biking, treadmill, etc.) at 40 to 70 percent of maximum oxygen uptake, improves the release and efficiency of Hgh and IGF-1 levels, both of which can increase muscle mass. Stress Stress is one of the worst depressors of Hgh because of the increased levels ofadrenaline, which is a hormone released during times of stress. Small levels of cortisone, another stress hormone that provides a first line of protection, are necessary for good health. However, excess levels of adrenaline will cause catabolic breakdown of muscle tissue, premature aging, and a decline in Hgh levels. In order to prevent this from happening, the cause of stress must first be addressed. Be to bed by 10 p.m. and get enough sleep or take naps during the day to restore the production of hormones. Use prayer, meditation, or counseling if necessary, and avoid negative, stressful people. It is also best to, avoid alcohol, and coffee during times of stress. Supplement your diet with small dosages of DHEA in conjunction with growth factors to counterbalance excessive levels of adrenaline and the other effects of stress.

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Side Effects of Hgh

One injection of growth hormone contains over 500,000 ng for one I.U.. Some athletes' use over 5,000,000 (5 million) ng per day, and in some of these cases, an enlarged heart has occurred from abuse of Hgh. The only side effects reported in the six month study on senior citizens by Blackman and Harman in 1999, were fluid retention (which was more pronounced in those who didn't exercise), carpal tunnel syndrome vaginal bleeding, breast tenderness, increased hair growth, thicker skin and some joint discomfort. By reducing dosages of the Hgh with each use, the side effects were reduced or disappeared entirely. Dr Thierry Hertoghe, from Belgium, now suggests the use of Hgh in low dosages between .05 mg (1/10 an I.U. or 50,000 ng) to .6 mg each day. Although a patient may start on a higher dosage for the first few months, he suggests progressively reducing to lower dosages to avoid the negative feedback loop. Dr Hertoghe also warns those using injectable Hgh to monitor cortisol levels closely so as to not aggravate any cortisol deficiencies that could lead to severe fatigue. The safety record of oral Hgh It is almost impossible to overdose on oral Hgh spray because each spray provides smaller amounts than our bodies naturally produce per pulse. As discussed earlier, the use of sublingual growth factors allows delivery to mimic the body's natural release of Hgh. Even if you accidentally used the whole bottle of growth hormone at once, you would be ingesting no more than 5,000 ng to 60,000 ng, which may sound like a lot, but actually isn't. Furthermore, if this amount were ingested at one time, it would only be wasted or excreted from the body, because the body can only use small amounts at daily intervals. Of course, your best bet is to take biochemical hormones sensibly in low dosages. Guidelines for mothers and children Unless prescribed by a doctor, only those past the age of 20 should use these products, and they are not for use by pregnant or nursing women. There is a University on the West Coast that is considering a study to test the oral Hgh product on dwarf children, and they are hoping to prove that Hgh will help resume normal growth. Up until now the only option for these children has been to take injections of growth hormone, but clearly, oral Hgh would be much more convenient and less stressful than the injectable form. Reportedly, some mothers have used oral spray during pregnancy and nursing to insure their babies developed healthy. The theory is that IGF-2 found in growth factors is critical to cognitive brain development. In isolated studies collected by researchers, the initial results from using oral Hgh during pregnancy were good and there were no side effects. However, this had not been fully tested or approved for mothers, so I can only recommend that you follow the guidance of your health practitioner. Guidelines for athletes Athletes over the age of 25 can start on oral Hgh, GHRH, and L-Dopa from muceuna prurien and expect quicker recover time and better performance. As long as oral growth

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hormone and growth factors are used in safe, sensible dosages, they can be used in competition because they are nutritional supplements. Some doctors have claimed that it is illegal to sell oral Hgh because of controlled substance laws; however, since the sale of oral Hgh began prior to 1994, it is protected by the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA). You have a legal right to purchase these natural hormone products so long as they are ingested or rubbed into the skin and not injected. Injections require a doctor's prescription. How to prevent side effects with Hgh When using the natural oral Hgh, GHRH, and other oral growth factors (deer antler and colostrums), some people report slight ache in the wrist or shoulder, headache or stomach upset as IGF-1 increases and tissue re-hydration occurs. This passes quickly, especially when exercising to prevent fluid retention and staying on a Grow Young and Slim type food plan. This type of diet adds water to the organs and muscles and improves strength and performance for daily activities.

Cancer and Growth Hormone

As we age, there is a decline in IGF-1 and Hgh levels and an increase in the incidence of cancer. Cancer becomes a more dangerous risk with age and is considered the second leading cause of death in the United States following heart disease, stroke and heart attack. Clearly, this is an issue that is at the forefront of discussions and research throughout the medical field. Some prominent researchers and doctors now believe we can fight cancer by replacing certain hormones and growth factors in order to build the immune system. Cass Terry M.D., PhD, Chairman of Neurology, Professor of Neurology and Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is one of these doctors. He recently told a conference of doctors in Salt Lake City, Utah, "There is, at present, no evidence to indicate either an increased incidence or progression of cancer during or after Hgh replacement therapy." Dr. Terry then challenged the doctors and researchers to produce any medical journal that shows a relationship between cancer and growth hormone. Not one doctor responded to this challenge. Some researchers mistakenly thought growth hormone would increase the rate of cancer because of a study Reported by Chan in Science Vol. 279, January 1998. This study was performed on people with an average age of 59 who showed high IGF-1 levels in blood tests 15 years earlier, and who later developed cancer. According to Professor Ron Rothenberg from the University of California, San Diego, the participants showed uncommonly high IGF-1 levels in the range of 300 to 500 (almost never seen in clinical practice) because the blood samples were contaminated from being frozen for 15 years, causing unnaturally high IGF-1 levels. It is also possible that in some people, an increase in IGF-1 and the binding protein called IGFBP-3, is the body's way of coping with inflammation caused from cancerous tumors. Other studies show that IGFBP-3 eventually increases when IGF-1 increases and this has a balancing and protective factor to prevent cancer. In fact, several other studies (Baffa R. - Low IGF-1 and prostate cancer, Tech Urology 2000 Sept, 6, 236-39) show that those people with higher IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 levels had lower risk and those with the lowest IGF-1 levels had the highest risk of prostate cancer. Also, studies show that

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young children with naturally high IGF-1 levels during their growth phase have the lowest risk of cancer. Increased IGF-1 could not possibly cause cancer; otherwise you would see a high incidence of cancer in people over seven feet tall that have acromegaly. In fact, people over seven feet tall with acromegaly and high Hgh levels had lower risk of cancer, according to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, August 1998, Volume 83, and a follow-up study reported in the June 1999, Vol. 84 issue. According to these reports, "The overall cancer incidence rate (new cancers at any site in the body including breast, thyroid, colon, lung, or prostate) was lower (in this group) than that of the general population in the United Kingdom." The overall mortality rate was not increased when compared to the general population during the 14-year study. Another impressive finding from this study was that no prostate cancer was found in any of the men, including those over the age of 60! Men over 60 are normally at the highest risk for prostate cancer. The giants did have consistent problems with benign prostate hyperplasia or simple enlargement of the prostate, and you would expect to see this in giants with overactive growth hormone levels (that coincidently have high estrogen levels in the prostate), yet there were no signs of cancer. If Hgh created a cancer risk, you would expect a higher rate of new cancers at all sites and a higher death rate from all types of cancer. Based on this information, Hgh and IGF-1 replaced at ideal levels appear to reduce the risk of cancer and possibly even add a protective factor. According to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, May 2001, labeling on Hgh products warning risk of cancer are no longer warranted, because there is no data that to suggests that this is so. Replace natural hormones to fight cancer It makes good sense that your body has a better chance of recovery with a strong immune system and higher youthful levels of Hgh, DHEA, melatonin and testosterone. As we restore or increase the levels of Hgh we are finding a decline in the risk of cancer, and exciting research is now under way to see how these various hormones can fight cancer. The most convincing study regarding the use of Hgh and the lack of the presence of cancer was completed in Japan in June 1999. This study, based on over 32,000 patients who had been treated with Human growth hormone for 22 years, had one of the largest groups of patients ever studied for cancer risk. The study was performed by giving injections of Hgh to children from just a few days old through age 15, who were monitored for any signs of Leukemia. At the end of the study, doctors were surprised and happy to find no added risk of leukemia in these 32,000 patients. Dr. Edmund Chin and L. Cass Terry have researched over 800 people ranging in age from 40 to 74, who had their Hgh levels restored to youthful levels. Even in the individuals with advanced age, there was absolutely no evidence of cancer in all 800 people. One patient who had a proven case of prostate cancer was warned that there was no way of knowing what would happen with hormone therapy, but the patient requested the youth-restoring hormone therapy to see if it might help his condition. When they restored his IGF-1 levels, it was clear that the prostate cancer had considerably improved according to his PSA levels and follow up biopsies. Blood testing on other patients given hormone therapy showed reduced PSA levels and lower risk of prostate cancer.

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Hgh benefits a depressed immune system It is possible that Hgh and growth factors may reduce the risk of cancer by stimulating the immune system. We have the ability to reduce the risk of cancer by maintaining the blood in a slightly alkaline state with diet and supplements and by enhancing our own immune factors and lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a very extensive circulating system throughout the body, and if you were to take the whole lymphatic system together, it is a greater system and takes up more mass and fluid volume than the entire blood stream. Large white cells, or macrophages that migrate in the tissues, secrete several types of growth factors to fight cancer and regulate cell growth and repair. This cellular repair requires protein anabolism and recovery from inflammation. Many cancer patients and patients with depressed immune systems tend to be deficient in hormones and are in a catabolic or "wasting away state". When this process continues and lean body mass is reduced to 65% of the ideal body weight, life can no longer be supported and death occurs. In order to avoid muscle wasting associated with age, it is necessary to have a properly functioning immune system, good energy production and effective cell-to-cell communication. In summary of the issue of cancer, Dr Vance reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, October 14, 1999, that there is "no evidence that Hgh replacement therapy affects the risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease". Based on this preliminary evidence, I predict we will find an overall decline in cancer rates when we examine middle-aged and senior citizens who have restored their hormones to youthful levels.

Other Products That Increase Hgh

Bovine colostrums and deer antler Bovine colostrum has a higher concentration of IGF-1 than human colostrums, even though the structures are virtually identical. Colostrum, like deer antler, increases fat metabolism, helping the body to burn fat while increasing muscle density. Growth hormone releasing factor The most potent form of growth factor is synthesized GHRH (growth hormone releasing factor), which has been combined in products that we have used with beneficial results. This GHRH can be purely derived from hypothalamic extracts. I have been monitoring the results of people including myself using the combination of GH with GHRH with good results. The evidence shows GHRH to be so potent that one should use it in smaller quantities then when just GH by itself is used. In many cases two sprays in the middle of the night or morning is sufficient. L-Dopa Based on thousands of studies related to Parkinson's disease, L-Dopa (an amino acid) has been proven to increase the release of Hgh. The herb Mucuna Prurien from India is highly concentrated in L-Dopa, however in order to obtain the proper results the herb has to be prepared with a special protective coating to prevent stomach acids from decreasing its potency. We have been using a product called Doctors Growth Hormone, which has sufficient L-Dopa (in a correct delivery system) to release Hgh and increase

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dopamine levels, helping people feel emotionally energetic and sexy and all the other benefits growth hormone is known for. We believe an individually tailored therapy composed of this product and other products related to hormone enhancement will give the best results. If you are trying to increase your Hgh to youthful levels, you really need to balance all the key hormones to get the best results. Focusing just on Hgh is not enough because a balance of testosterone, melatonin, cortisol, amino acids, herbs, growth factors, growth hormone and the right kind of estrogen combined, favorably influence Hgh. It's similar to comparing the sound of one single horn to the sound of an entire orchestra playing in concert: your body will play beautiful music when it achieves harmony from the balanced hormone therapy that is an important part of the Grow Young and Slim Plan. Say "Yes" to staying young! Finally there is an approach that is safe and effective for you and members of your family who want more out of life. On the Grow Young and Slim Plan you will feel the excitement of being proactive about your life and experience what it is like to feel young again. If you decide to correct your hormones, do it under a doctor's guidance - taking supplements on your own without testing your levels is self-diagnosing, and we don't recommend it. We recommend that you call your doctor or check our website, www.growyoungandslim.com, and have your hormone levels tested before you begin the therapy. Additionally, we recommend that you have your levels rechecked within eight weeks of using the oral Hgh, IGF-1 and complete hormone replacements, and we also recommend that you are consistent with a healthy exercise and diet plan. Ultimately it is better to either work with an anti-aging doctor or your family doctor. If necessary, you can educate him or her with a copy of this book. We believe it's best to put people on a total Grow Young and Slim anti-aging plan to demonstrate the dramatic results that can be achieved with several anti-aging products. It has been a truly profound experience for me to help a 50- 60 or 70 year old woman or man to look and feel like a 35 year old again! If you start using the best anti aging products now, you could start a new career at age 75, or start a second family when most people are enjoying their grandchildren. You will even be able to do all those things you always planned but never got around to, like learning to salsa dance, fly a plane, or roller blade into your 80's and 90's. It truly is possible to renew your passion for life, fall in love again, and reawaken those long lost feelings of youth.

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Testosterone and Estrogen

These two critical hormones are probably the most familiar, and we associate testosterone with men and estrogen with women. In reality these hormones are not sex specific, but rather, as Dr. Eugene Shippen, author of The Testosterone Syndrome articulates, "sex dominant". Each hormone is present in both sexes, and although they are considered sex hormones, they each contribute to and are essential for many functions throughout the entire body.

Testosterone

Both "free" and "total" testosterone are found naturally circulating in the bloodstream and combined, they make up the very critical hormone that slows aging. Small amounts of testosterone are produced in women's ovaries and adrenals providing energy, libido and a feeling of well-being. Male teenagers and young adults have large increases in free testosterone followed by a gradual decrease after age 25, with a steady fall decade by decade. In certain rare instances, men maintain high testosterone at the upper end of the normal scale into their 50s, 60s and even 70s. Generally speaking, these men are the most mentally and physically healthy and vital individuals. Testosterone research In 1934 the scientist who isolated the testosterone make-up received the Nobel Prize, and research on testosterone during WW II showed its powerful effect on the immune system. During the war, a physician transplanted testes from a dying soldier into the abdomen of a soldier suffering from gangrene caused by a gunshot wound. This soldier would have lost his limb, but the gangrene was cured following the transplant of the testes. In 1951 it was discovered that testosterone improves nitrogen balance, increases muscle mass and repairs damaged bones and ligaments. The first important study on men given testosterone for symptoms of aging was reported in 1944 by Drs. Heller and Myers in the JAMA 126(8) 472-7. After only three weeks, in twenty men treated for low testosterone levels, nearly all symptoms had been cured, including insomnia, depression, crying spells, suicidal tendencies, inability to concentrate, palpitation, headache, fatigue, muscle pains, urinary problems, and loss of normal sexual function. Believe it or not, this landmark study was forgotten and ignored until recently! In the 1960s it was discovered that testosterone lowers cholesterol, improves abnormal EKGs in cardiac patients, relieves chest pain and helps relieve clogged leg and heart arteries. It was also discovered that free testosterone maintained at youthful levels protects men against atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. In diabetics, testosterone improves diabetic retinopathy, helps overall eyesight, lowers insulin requirements and enhances glucose tolerance. In the July 1996 New England Journal of Medicine, researchers discovered that testosterone significantly enhanced muscle size and reduced body fat even in men who did not exercise or go on a diet. In this study there were three groups of male weight lifters who either did the same exercise or no exercise. These men were either given testosterone or placebo every week for ten weeks, and the men given testosterone had much more muscle whether or not they exercised.

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Testosterone replacement therapy Aging is the most common cause of low testosterone levels. As men age most will develop hypogonadism, which is a male condition where the testicles aren't able to produce enough testosterone. Women can have a similar problem since production of testosterone from the ovaries also declines with age. Men and women past the age of 30, who have low free and total testosterone levels, should ask their doctor about replacement therapy. The solutions for testosterone replacement therapy includes injection, pellets, oral tablets or cream. Injections of testosterone are one way to replace the decline in testosterone, but this form of replacement must be monitored closely because the levels can go too high and then drop too low. Also, people build a tolerance to high dosage testosterone injections so they must cycle off the injections by going completely off testosterone for 4 to 8 weeks every 6 to 12 months. This usually returns sensitivity to the benefits of testosterone. Gels, creams and natural herbs lower estrogen and release free testosterone, mimicking the body's needs at proper low dosages, and because of this cycling becomes almost unnecessary when using these products. It is important to remember, however, that patients using testosterone injections (testosterone enanthate or cypionate) are using unnatural synthetic molecules of testosterone that have been altered by pharmaceutical companies in order to create lucrative patents. Although these unnatural, synthetic testosterones will restore male function, libido and muscle density, they can leave metabolites (altered hormones similar in action yet synthetic) what's a metabolite? not normally found in nature. If this type of testosterone replacement is used for many years, most likely it will lead to long-term side effects. Pellets of testosterone implanted into the abdomen or hip have been more effective than injections in maintaining steady levels with good results, but one reason you may not want the implants is that they have to be surgically inserted nearly every 1 to 3 months. Many people do not like the discomfort of even a minor surgical procedure, so this method would be a definite inconvenience. We suggest you avoid pills for synthetic testosterone and oral steroids because they can cause acne, excessive hair growth, elevated liver enzymes and liver toxicity. This happens because the pill must be a strong alkaloid to get past the liver, and this has damaging long-term effects. Also, the amount of testosterone absorbed orally is so low that it requires multiple daily doses, further aggravating the toxicity problem. The best way to take testosterone is in a cream, gel or patch with 10 to 300 mg per gram for men, and 2 to 6 milligrams per gram for women. Your first month's prescription might be at the higher dosage to overcome any severe deficiency. When strength, muscular mass, sex drive, energy and mental focus return after the second or third month, you can either maintain the higher dosage or reduce the dosage just enough to sustain benefits. High dosage testosterone (synthetic steroids) can increase the thickness of the blood because hematocrit and hemoglobin blood counts increase. Use of the cream can avoid this problem since there is rarely an increase in blood counts. Overuse of the synthetic testosterone that creates excess estrogen conversion can also cause gynecomastia

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(enlarged, fatty breast tissue) in men. Some men use drugs like Arimidex to reduce or block estrogen, but Arimidex is expensive and can have side effects if used long term. Too much testosterone from injections can be a problem for women as well, causing masculinization effects. It is for these reasons that testosterone is a prescriptioncontrolled substance. The number one reason why women can benefit from the addition of natural testosterone is to enhance sexual function and extend youth. Women who complain of fatigue, low libido, and diminished well-being, bone loss or PMS were given testosterone gel with excellent results. During a two-year period the increase in testosterone, DHT and estrogen helped post-menopausal women restore sexual drive, frequency of sexual fantasies, satisfaction and pleasure. When using the transdermal cream, men should rub the cream into the neck, chest, crease of the arm or inner thigh or top of the feet after showering, in the morning and before bed. Men can also rub the cream into the scrotum area and women can rub it into the external genitalia area for maximum results. The thin skin of the genitalia area allows the absorption rate to be increased by10 times, but this should only be done two or three times a week to avoid too high of an increase in DHT. For women, the skin with the least fat closest to the blood vessels, such as the neck and the bend of the inside arm opposite the elbow, or behind the knee provide increased absorption. Quality of life can be improved within a few months when the cream is applied to various parts of the body five to seven times a week. Your anti aging doctor can prescribe this "natural" testosterone from a compounding pharmacy. We believe it is best to monitor levels with quarterly blood tests and or urine tests for testosterone (free unbound and total) to be sure you are in the ideal range. If you have trouble locating a physician knowledgeable in the use of natural hormones please contact us for a referral. DHT Dihydrotestosterone or DHT, needs to be in balance with testosterone according to anti-aging specialist, Dr. Thierry Hertoghe. Edmond De Vroey, M.D., founder of Longevity Institute, has been using DHT gel applied to his skin for over 20 years, and he has found that he can maintain healthy prostate and low prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels by using DHT directly. He has also found that DHT applied directly to the skin does not convert to estrogen. This is a major benefit if using DHT that unlike most androgens or testosterone preparations, it will not increase estrogen levels, in fact estrogen levels will decrease. This will allow those people who tend to create too much estrogen to get the benefits of androgen therapy without the side effects. From my experience and that of Dr Ron Rothenburg, professor from UC San Diego, we still feel that the sexual and strength benefit from the use of DHT is not as pronounced as that with testosterone combined with herbs that metabolize estrogens. In a clinical study by Dr. Wang and colleagues reported in JCEM 83: 2749, 1998, it was shown that DHT improved total androgen (male sex hormones) levels while significantly decreasing the estradiol levels within 14 days. Estradiol is considered the most dominant estrogen circulating in the blood and if elevated, it can block the benefits of testosterone. DHT cannot be aromatized into estradiol; therefore it can provide beneficial androgen replacement for testosterone deficient men while avoiding the side

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effect of gynecomastia or enlarged fatty breast tissue in men. Dr. Eugene Shippen, has also sited studies that prove testosterone and its more powerful derivative, DHT can actually protect the prostate. A study using DHT gel reported by a researcher in Germany named Schaison in 1990, showed that in patients with hypogonadism, appropriate virilization was attained, muscle mass increased and sexual function improved, without an increase in prostate size. In the Annuals Medicine, 25:235, 1993, a researcher named, De Lignieres found that older men age 55 to 70 years old, gained improved sexual function and a 15% decrease in prostate size over the course of two years by using DHT gel. It is important to be sensible about your dosages of testosterone or DHT. The product you use should have a ratio of three or four parts testosterone to one part of DHT. If you use any androgen replacement be careful to watch for signs of excessive DHT levels such as oily skin, acne, excess hair growth, being too aggressive or being overly sexed. Some bodybuilders and athletes have abused testosterone by injecting high dosages of the synthetic form, and they have been tested with levels over 2,500 ng/dl total testosterone and along with DHT levels over 1,000 ng/dl. The use of testosterone cream, gel or a testosterone patch rotated to different hairless areas of the body, along with the concentrated source of saw palmetto, beta sistosterol, avoids the problem of excessive increase of DHT. A study conducted by a USC medical team found 8 out of 27 high risk men taking the drug Proscar developed tumors within one year despite having 67% lower DHT levels. I propose the real problem is not DHT; it is high estrogen levels in the prostate. Proscar lowers the DHT too much and can cause impotency, whereas the beta sistosterol in saw palmetto proved to be twice as effective in restoring urine flow in men with enlarged prostate, without the side effects of impotency. This is because beta sistosterol inhibits androgen receptor binding, while finasteride (Proscar) only reduces 5 alpha reductase. Even though Proscar reduces DHT concentration in the prostate by 80%, it only decreases the prostate size by 18%. Over 63% of men experience no improvement in symptoms using Proscar, even after being on the drug for a year, and over 5% of Proscar users suffer decreased libido, impotence and ejaculatory disorders. Androstenedione Androstenedione supplements gained national attention when it was reported that "home run king" Mark McGwire hit a record 70 home runs in a single season for 1998 and 68 home runs in 1999 while taking this amazing supplement that increases testosterone, and boosts strength, muscular size and endurance. If Androstenedione is overused it can increase estrogen in men to dangerously high levels, which could among other things potentially reverse any benefits gained from its use. I generally suggest that you not use androstenedione daily. Should only be taken before athletic events (including sex), and should not be taken more than three times a week. Androstendiol-4 is a preferred prohormone because of the carbon ring location within its molecular structure, which prevents it from converting into estrogen. The Androstendiol-4 goes directly to testosterone and can be used effectively on a daily basis. Here again, the use of any type of testosterone-enhancing hormone must be combined with the proper phytochemicals to insure the best use by the body. Before beginning this hormone, have your existing levels checked by both a simple saliva test and a blood test

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since you may pick up either a deficiency or excesses on one method of testing better than the other.

Estrogen

Estrogens are made primarily in the female ovaries and the male testes in humans and other animals. Estrogens are found in greater amounts in females than males, which is why they are known as the female hormones. These essential molecules influence growth, development and behavior during puberty. They also regulate reproductive cycles such as menstruation and pregnancy, and affect many other body parts, including the bones, skin, arteries and brain, etc. Estradiol is the most abundant and potent estrogen hormone, and estrone (E1) is formed from estradiol. E1 is a weak estrogen and is the most abundant estrogen found in the body after menopause. Estriol (E3) is produced in large amounts during pregnancy and is a breakdown product of estradiol. There are over 40 different types of estrogen created from various metabolic processes. Estrogen plays many roles in both men and women. It helps keep the blood vessels stable and open and the arteries free of plaque build-up. Estrogen helps raise HDL (good) cholesterol, which helps remove LDL cholesterol, the type that contributes to fatty plaque accumulation along artery walls. Estrogen is a hormone that creates warm, receptive, willing, passive and seductive characteristics; helps keep the skin and hair healthy and full, and helps to prevent bone loss. Estrogen research Natural hormones may reduce the incidence of Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, and colon cancer, and estrogen is considered a new weapon against Alzheimer's, according to the journal Science, May 2, 1997, Vol. 276. Dr. Howard Fillit worked with an 80-year-old Alzheimer's patient named Elsa whom he treated with estrogen. Prior to treatment, Elsa was quiet, apathetic, and unable to learn pairs of words, even after seeing them dozens of times. After the treatment, she was much more alert, talkative, and able to remember words after seeing them just a few times. The treatment with estrogen was so successful Elsa won back her mind, and true love was rekindled when her boyfriend, a poet, proposed to her! Besides Elsa, two of the six other women in the study also showed gains in their cognitive skills. A review article in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, June 1999, by one of the world's authorities on brain biochemistry and function, B.S. McEwen, describes the many potent effects estrogen can have on the brain and the central nervous system. Dr. Sanjay Asthana and his colleagues in Tacoma, Washington, reported five out of six women who had mild Alzheimer's disease and wore an estrogen patch for two months showed improvements in verbal memory and attention. Dr. Asthana reported "We found a direct relationship between the level of estrogen in the blood and improvement in memory." The beneficial effects disappeared when the women went off estrogen. Estrogen replacement therapy Just as testosterone use noticeably affects women, other hormones found in smaller amounts in men such as estrogen and progesterone can affect men just as profoundly. It is now known that high levels of estrogen in the male brain in early life are necessary for male sexual imprinting, and that estrogen has a fundamental role in spermatogenesis and 98

maintenance of bone mineralization in men. The effects of "female" hormones on men have been greatly understudied and there are many other benefits to be derived including improved body composition, libido, and aging reversal. Of course, too much estrogen and progesterone in men will lead to loss of muscle mass, gains in fat, and loss of libido, so men need to measure their estrogen levels, as well as many other vital hormones, such as testosterone, thyroid, human growth hormone, and so on. Since estrogen is considered primarily a female sexual hormone, men may overlook the importance of estrogen in their own bodies. Imbalanced ratios of estrogen levels in men can lead to disease, aging, degeneration, and breakdowns. The more researchers investigate estrogen the more they are learning the role it plays for both men and women in the areas of wellness and disease. Unfortunately, estrogen replacement got a bad reputation because of the side effects caused by using synthetic hormones like Provera, and Premarin. Pharmaceutical companies could not patent natural triple or bi-estrogen, so they produced and marketed synthetic, altered molecules called "conjugated estrogens" derived from horse urine! This patented hormone replacement was made using molecules that were not identical to the female estrogen molecules. Consequently, nearly half of all women using synthetic estrogen stopped because of the concern of side effects reported. Synthetic estrogen hormones tend to cause weight gain by increasing fat production and increasing fluid retention. This resulting estrogen dominance without enough progesterone to balance it, or enough phytochemicals to metabolize the byproducts of estrogen, leaves excess estrogen binding to receptor sites in the breast and uterine tissues. This can cause heavy or irregular periods, sore or tender breasts, water retention, cysts and even depression. Birth control pills worsen the situation by creating even more estrogen buildup, which can stimulate and increase the risk of ovarian and breast cancer. Anti-aging Specialist, Dr. John Lee says, "Never take estrogen of any kind unopposed to progesterone." Always include the use of natural progesterone, soy-based plant estrogens, DHEA and testosterone to avoid any cancer risk or side effects. However, I don't entirely agree with John Lee that progesterone is the best solution to estrogen dominance. The mere fact that progesterone also has to be metabolized to prevent the build up of artificial byproducts, makes it an unlikely candidate to deal with estrogen by itselft. Also, the fact that symptoms still linger when using progesterone to oppose estrogen, tells my that their has to be a better solution. Later in this chapter, I will share with you my belief of how to treat and prevent estrogen dominance, based on the research present in the literature. According to Dr. Jonathan Wright M.D., when using natural estrogen complexes, you can expect reduced hot flashes, night sweats, better memory, increased alertness and reduced aging of the skin. Many doctors are now realizing that it is much better to prescribe natural bi estrogen or just compounded estradiol, which converts to the other estrogens as needed to mimic the body's needs. European studies have proven that these natural hormone products are safe and beneficial without side effects. Women with the highest amount of estriol, (the weakest form of estrogen), compared to estradiol and estrone measured in 24-hour urine tests, have the lowest rates of breast cancer. In other words, if you add up the total amount of estriol compared to the total amount of estradiol and estrone, the healthy women who are not taking excessive amounts of synthetic dominating estradiol or estrone, are in better health.

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For years it has been known that women need estrogen and progesterone replacement. If a woman is over 30 years old and is experiencing severe hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness, she may be deficient in beneficial types of estrogens.. As a general guide, women should first use phytoestrogens from plant sources. If you are at your ideal weight and still have symptoms of estrogen deficiency, then you will need a natural cream replacement containing just Estradiol, or estriol or all 3 estrogens. An estrogen containing just estradiol at 1.5 to 3.75 mg per gram will meet most women's needs, but some doctors prefer a mixture of the three estrogens, or tri-estrogen. A triestrogen cream containing 80% estriol (1 to 4 mg), a smaller amount of estradiol (.25 to .5 mg) and estrone (.3 to .625 mg), will alleviate such PMS symptoms as swollen, tender breasts; weight gain; mood swings; and cramps or vaginal dryness. It is best to use the lowest dosage that works.. If your only symptom is that you have vaginal dryness or atrophy, then apply an estriol cream vaginally a few times a week. Estrogen cream can be taken daily if you use certain special herbs listed in our index of products. This will insure that you can get the benefit of estrogen replacement, while you safely metabolize or clear the byproducts of estrogen that can lead to estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance Estrogen dominance is the biggest hormonal problem for women and is now being identified as a big hormonal problem for men as well. Most people have undesirable levels of excess estrogen created by various metabolic processes, and this can easily be measured with a urine test. Nearly 55% of sex hormone metabolism from DHEA, testosterone, estrogen and pregnenolone eventually ends up as either a good type of estrogen metabolite called 2- hydroxyestrone (2OHE) or a bad type of estrogen metabolite called 16-alpha hydroxyestrone (16aOHE). As we explained, there are over 40 estrogen metabolites (created from metabolic processes), yet because they end up in directed pathways and hydroxyestradiol eventually converts to hydroxyestrone, it is sufficient to just measure the good type (2OHE) and the bad type (16aOHE). The presence of the bad estrogens can be discovered in blood and urine lab tests. A more comprehensive evaluation of the various estrogen metabolites is most accurately determined from a 24-hour urine collection and testing as part of an extensive panel on the eight major hormones. Both men and women should have their levels monitored for all of these hormones (especial estradiol and 16aOHE) if they want to avoid the complications associated with high estrogens. Fatty tissues and excess estrogen in the blood cause many men and women to have a major good/bad estrogen imbalance. Too much bad estrogen in your blood and tissues will cause you not only to gain fat, but also lose muscle and reduce sexual performance and/or enjoyment. Fat cells store large quantities of aromatase, an enzyme that creates estrogen. The higher your percentage of body fat, the more estrogen you can produce, which will cause you to create more fat cells, which create more estrogen, and on an on. The best way to combat this vicious cycle is to improve your diet and use supplements to lower estrogen production. As you lose pounds of fat, your estrogen conversion will be reduced and symptoms of male menopause and female disorders associated with estrogen dominance will vanish! Some studies suggest even baldness may be associated to high fat diets that stimulate the overproduction of testosterone, which converts to the bad estrogen.

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In addition, this potent form of estrogen signals the pituitary gland and then the male testes to secret less luteinizing hormone (LH), severely slowing down testosterone production. Worse yet, the presence of this estrogen increases the production of a protein called "sex hormone binding globulin" or SHBG, which competes with testosterone at the actual receptor sites, rendering testosterone literally impotent. This resulting imbalance of the ratio of testosterone to estrogen can accelerate premature aging and health decline including hair loss, depression, catabolic muscle decline and loss of sex drive or performance, breast and uterine cancer in women, as well as prostate enlargement and prostate cancer in men. Over half of all men past the age of 50 have enlarged prostates, which can be signaled by hesitancy at the start of urination, increased frequency and decreased force and flow of urination. In a study to determine the cause of impotency in men done at UCLA it was found that the most significant association to impotency was high estrogen levels. According to another study done on 320 men in New England, men who had been surgically treated for severely enlarged prostates had higher estrogen levels and lower testosterone levels than men with normal prostate glands. In a Japanese study, Dr. Suzuki and his team of researchers, reported that men with the least prostate enlargement had higher testosterone levels! Additionally, men whose prostate were most enlarged had a higher level of estrogen. The scientists in this study concluded that bad, unmetabolized estrogen levels are highly correlated with prostate size and volume. Unfortunately, the need to reduce "bad estrogen' is the opposite of what most physicians have been taught. Most urologists are wrongly treating patients with prostate disease by suppressing testosterone and increasing estrogen. The anabolic steroid called nandrolone (nandrolone decanoate or deca durabolin) is designed to avoid most estrogen build up. Nandrolone is considered a nor-testosterone that means there is no carbon molecule at the 19-position, so the enzyme aromatase cannot attach to the testosterone and convert it into estrogen. However, about 20% conversion of estrogen still takes place when compared to pure testosterone given at the same therapeutic dosage as nandrolone. The alkaline (organic acid) in the body acts on the remaining metabolite (1-beta hydroxylated) to convert to estrogen. The problem with nandrolone is that it does not produce enhanced libido, quality-oflife and muscular strength that "natural" testosterone does. This is why doctors have patients with wasting disease combine both 50 to 100 mg of testosterone gel and 50 to 100 mg of nandrolone, to obtain better overall lean tissue retention and energy with less chance of hair loss, prostate enlargement or other side effects. Also, the use of an anabolic steroid such as nandrolone can leave metabolic excesses causing the body to become accustomed to high dosages. This will necessitate cycling or switching to other testosterone preparations for several weeks, before going back on nandrolone.. Injections of testosterone or even surgical pellets of natural testosterone imbedded into the abdomen, need to be monitored closely to maintain ideal levels over a lifetime. How to get the benefit of testosterone without the problem of excess estrogen The ideal ideal solution to estrogen dominance is to metabolize it with natural phytochemical herbs from vegetable extracts. Diindolylmethane is considered to be the most active cruciferous substance derived from broccoli, cauliflower, kale, bok choy,

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brussel sprout for promoting beneficial estrogen metabolism. Diindolylmethane helps increase the ratio of the "good" estrogen, which has an affinity to bind blood proteins (SHBG), leaving greater levels of free testosterone. Diindolylmethane also dramatically decreases the "bad" estrogen. This ingredient, when added to a liposome cream is best for athletes, bodybuilders or anyone who wants to have a lean, hard, strong body, especially men taking testosterone replacement or women taking estrogen replacement. The use of these protective products, may dramatically reduce the risk of prostate cancer by up to 41% in men and the risk of breast cancer and cervical cancer in women. Indole-3-Cabinol is another extract of vegetables that has proven to be beneficial in the metabolism of estrogens. However, Indole-3-Carbinol in capsule form works best if there is sufficient hydrochloric acid in the stomach to convert to the active form of diindolmethane in the body. Diindolylmethane may prove to be more effective than Indole-3-Cabinol, however it would be fine to use both. Both men and women can also use another supplement called chrysin, which is extracted from the passionflower, to stop the excessive conversion in the body of testosterone to estrogen. Chrysin is an effective inhibitor of the aromatase enzyme that actually converts testosterone or DHEA into estrogen. The problem is that Chrysin in tablet form has too short of a half-life, meaning it doesn't last long enough in the body to do any good. However in a transdermal cream delivery applied to the body it can have nearly a 12-hour action. When this supplement is combined with Diindolylmethane and taken as a transdermal cream called Strength and Romance (listed in the index) every morning and night, they absorb the enzyme that produces more estrogen, according to Dr. Gottfried Kellermann, a research biochemist. Current evidence suggests that this approach of using diet and natural herbs may be prove to be safer and certainly more cost effective than the use of drugs such as Armidex (drug of choose to try and manage excess estrogens). There appears to be reduced body inflammation and less free radical damage along with a reduction in estradiol and estrone using natural methods. This rather incredible discovery has led us to encourage physicians and clients to add these important substances from phytochemicals and herbs to their daily supplement and hormone regime. A whole food diet to regulate estrogen Herbs listed in the index, along with a diet high in certain vegetables and fruit combined with a good exercise program can help you manage bad estrogen while making you look and feel youthful again. Many of these special phytochemicals are found naturally in raw brassica cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, turnips, rutabaga, mustard and kohlrabi, but most people do not consume the necessary two pounds of raw cruciferous vegetables a day to get the needed benefit. Therefore, it likely that most people will need to supplement their diet with these natural phytochemicals listed in the index. Soy products help regulate estrogen More and more doctors are starting to ignore advertisements to use synthetic hormones by pharmaceutical companies and are instead allowing their patients the safer alternative of hormones derived from plants, wild yams or soy products. Duane Townsend, M.D., Director of Gynecologic Endoscopy and Oncology at LDS Hospital in 102

Salt Lake City, Utah recommends soy foods such as tofu, soy milk, soy flour, soy ice cream, soy cheese, and soy nuts for the isoflavones genistein and daidzein present in these foods. These isoflavones provide all the benefits of estrogen without the side effects and evidence shows soy supplements are more readily assimilated than synthetic estrogens or progesterone. Women who follow a typical Asian diet get nearly 30 to 50 mg of isoflavones daily in soy foods such as tofu, miso and tempeh, but women consuming a typical American diet only consume 1 or 2 mg of isoflavones from eating an occasional product containing soy additive! There has been some negative press about soy products related to brain function. One study suggested a brain function decline in those using the most soy. However in comparison to meat and animal product consumption and the high incidence of stroke that leads to dementia or loss of brain function or memory I believe the choice of soy or vegetable alternatives to meat is a better one. In addition to consuming more soy-based foods, Dr. Townsend has his patients take isoflavone supplements of genistein at 35 mg, increasing to 75 mg daily, taken just prior to bed and first thing in the morning. Genistein is best when taken with daidzein at 3 to 5 mg daily, and they are best absorbed when taken at least one or two hours after or before a meal. Dr. Townsend says "I have found that genistein and daidzein can work just as well as (the drugs) Premarin and Estrace in terms of relieving the symptoms of PMS. I also use it in place of HRT (synthetic estrogens) whenever a patient is willing." In an Italian study, researchers gave 104 menopausal women 75 mg of isoflavones from isolated soy protein daily, and the women had a 45% reduction in hot flashes. The Bowman Gray School of Medicine in North Carolina gave 51 post-menopausal women soy supplements and noticed a marked decrease in menopausal symptoms such as mood swings, insomnia, hot flashes, vaginal irritation and dry skin as well as improvements in blood pressure and blood lipids. Women who switch from synthetic hormones to soy-based phytoestrogens experience fewer mood changes and less depression and irritability just before the menstrual cycles (during PMS), and after menopause. Other herbs that help balance the estrogen hormones are quercetin, turmeric, black cohosh, cayenne, dong quai, Hawaiian noni, una de gato, ipriflavone and licorice. Grapefruit may inhibit the liver's ability to breakdown estrogen, but broccoli and cauliflower stimulate the burning off of extra estrogen, and red grape skin extract, resveratrol, improves the liver P450 system to effectively remove excess estrogen. Vegetables like bell peppers and fruit rich in vitamin C-complex reduce the aromatase enzyme responsible for converting too much estrogen from testosterone. Herbs to regulate estrogen Over 150 herbs, spices and foods were tested for effectiveness in reducing symptoms of menopause, and results were reported in Pro Soc Exp Biological Medicine 217, 1998. Soy, licorice, red clover, thyme, turmeric, hops and verbena helped modify estrogen activity the most. Oregano, verbena, turmeric, thyme, red clover and damiana balanced progesterone activity, and black cohosh provided more relief from anxiety, depression, vaginal atrophy, hot flashes, headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, perspiration, palpitations, and sleep disturbances as compared to prescription drugs like Valium and

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conjugated synthetic estrogen. Planta Medica 57, 1991, Med Welt 36, 1985, Theripeuticon 1:23, 1987, and Gyne 1:14, 1982. According to Arzneimittelforschung 43, 1993, after 3 months of 20 mg of daily use, chaste berry reduced prolactin release and increased estrogen production - clearly, this is of benefit to menopausal women. Kava herb worked better than tranquilizers after one week of use to reduce depression and improve feelings of well-being. Kava also produces a feeling of happiness, more fluent and lively speech, and better sound sensitivity according to Pharmacopsychiatry 30, 1997. St John's wort was found to be effective compared to placebo or antidepressants within 2 to 4 weeks to elevate mood and reduce anxiety and depression, and gingko biloba helps improve circulation to the brain, hands, legs, and feet (Lancet 340, 1992). It also improves memory and slows dementia within 12 weeks or less (JAMA 278, 1997). Our patients that have stopped using synthetic hormones and switched to natural hormones and herbs while enjoying the benefits of the Grow Young and Slim Plan diet have reported less fatigue, increased energy and fewer mood swings. Many women on this plan have also been able to avoid hysterectomy surgery as the pain caused by fibroid tumors and uterine cysts disappeared. We encourage you to monitor all of your hormones on a regular basis, by saliva, urine and blood, and adjust your dosages of each hormone as necessary to keep them in optimum ranges. It is important that you realize how potent natural hormones and herbs are. Even doctors working with our clients are often surprised how lab values improve so quickly to ideal optimum levels by using natural methods, and this is why it's important to take the proper dosages and have your levels checked and monitored to maintain optimum or ideal levels.

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All over the country people are desperately trying to lose weight. From 1950 to 1995 most dietitians were trained based on the outdated "Four Food Groups" because the dairy and meat industry sponsored all the nutrition textbooks. The Pyramid Food Plan became the dietician's guide by 1998, but the Pyramid Plan emphasis too much grains, meat, and dairy, and not enough water rich vegetables and fruit. Each of the following programs have flaws and strong points, but the best plan will meet your goals with the least amount of hassle and discomfort while allowing you to feel more energetic, younger and stronger each month you continue on the plan. When you compare all of the popular diets today, we think you will agree it is obvious that the Grow Young and Slim Plan is the best choice. The real question is, are you really ready to gain the benefits we have talked about throughout this book? The Atkins low carbohydrate diet I heard the very first debate between Pritikin and Atkins more than twenty years ago and I have a cassette tape copy. On March 18, 2000 I attended a seminar to again evaluate the merit of the high fat, high protein diet as described by its leading advocate, Dr. Atkins who presented his view in Orange County, California. My opinion then as it is now, is that Atkins misquotes and misinterprets some rather serious areas regarding health. The meeting which was a promoted by manufactures of Atkins product line, turned into a debate between Dr Atkins and myself. It ended with Atkins walking off the stage refusing to continue the debate as he become frustrated and unable to answer critical questions. For example, the Framingham heart study has reported in medical journals the cardiovascular risk factors and death rates of citizens living in the city of Framingham Massachusetts for a 50-year period. Atkins said the Framingham study proved those people who had high cholesterol levels and were overweight had the highest deaths from heart disease. The truth is according to Dr William Castelli MD, former director of the Framingham study, those on a true low fat, low cholesterol diet (diets similar to the Grow Young and Slim type plan) had no signs of heart disease when they maintained cholesterol levels below 150. Atkins then contradicted the evidence and stated that those on a low fat diet had the highest rate of heart disease. His comparison of diets high in polyunsaturated fats (margarine, corn oil etc.) is not related to a low fat diet free of any added oils. Those consuming diets with vegetable fats had no decline in heart disease deaths and a higher incidence of colon cancer. We agree one should avoid polyunsaturated oils, however this did not prove fault with a low fat diet. In his newsletter, Health Revelations, Atkins altered what William Castelli, M.D. director of the Framingham study said by implying that cholesterol is not an important risk factor because most people who suffer a heart attack have an "ideal" cholesterol level of 150 to 200 mg/dl. Dr. Castelli had actually stated that prevention and even regression or reversal of heart disease occurs in people with cholesterol levels of 100 to 150, but less than 5% of people in the U.S. have this ideal range. My cholesterol level stays in this range after 24 years on cholesterol free, water rich diet plan. 105

When I collected data on over 10,000 participants, The Grow Young and Slim Plan reduced cholesterol by an average of over 30%, and triglycerides over 40% within 9 days. A level of cholesterol between 150 to 200 or higher is not good. Most Atkins dieters have an average cholesterol level of over 231. According to Dr. Atkins, his diet lowered cholesterol from 254 to 231, which is barely a 10% reduction with a slight increase in HDL in 300 of his patients, and triglycerides went from 242 to 120. Atkins also claims that people with high insulin have high triglycerides and low HDL. I have been measuring insulin, cholesterol and triglycerides in the Grow Young and Slim Plan participants and we find people on our water-rich plan have improved insulin levels, lower triglycerides on a collective 24 hour basis and the lowest cholesterol levels with many approaching levels under 150. I could go on, but the evidence supports itself. Clearly, the Atkins low carbohydrate diet is not a healthy alternative for healthy, long-term weight loss. According to "Time" magazine, November 1, 1999, Based on educators, nutritionists and doctors across the country the Atkins diet is most likely to narrow arteries, increase the risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney damage and cancers of all types. In May of 2002, as I predicted, Dr Atkins would eventually suffer a major heart attack. Dr Atkins, age 71, as reported in the Toronto National Post by Mary Vallis, had just ordered his typical fried egg omelet with bacon, and collapsed at his favorite restaurant. He was revived by CPR and rushed to the hospital. Although Dr Atkins doctor, Dr Patrick Fratellone, claimed the cause was an infection related cardiomyopathy and that an angiogram conducted on Dr. Atkins in April of 2001 showed blood flowing freely through the coronary arteries. This does not prove his arteries are free of plaques, only an autopsy would confirm that. Most heart scans are to determine the necessity for bypass surgery at nearly 90% blockage of coronary arteries. The scan studies are typically not interpreted to determine the degree of smaller plaques. Smaller plaques can be just as deadly as large plaques because they can break loose and cause strokes or heart attacks. For example when Nathan Pritikin died he requested that an autopsy be performed which proved his arteries were totally free of plaques confirming the cholesterol free diet reversed Nathan's previously clogged arteries. I hope Atkins will allow an autopsy to be performed on him at the time of his death. Because his recent heart attacks may have occurred when plaques broke off from other portions in his body and blocked smaller arteries such as in the heart, even though coronary arteries are still freely flowing. Marion Nestle, chairman of New York University's nutrition department heard word of Atkins heart attack, she stated to the press "at the very least, this proves the Atkins diet doesn't protect against heart disease," and she said, "I wish him a speedy recovery. And I hope he eats lots of fruits and vegetables." Are all carbohydrates really bad? Why are so many diets against the use of healthy fruit, potatoes and whole grain brown rice? Original studies on foods influence on insulin were misleading because they induced artificially high triglycerides leading up to the challenge studies on each food. All the study participants were eating high fat American foods that automatically increased the glycemic index and insulin response to various foods. Foods such as carrots or potatoes were unfairly rated to cause a high glycemic or high insulin level after fasting one day and eating one challenge food at a time.

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When James Anderson M.D., at Kentucky Medical Center later tried to duplicate the study using a low fat diet rich in vegetables leading up to the fasting to challenge the test, the results came up completely different. In fact, insulin levels were normal when various carbohydrates were eaten on a healthy diet leading up to the test. I agree that sugars may increase insulin resistance however I have found fruits, vegetables including potatoes (potatoes prepared free of grease or fat) have a positive impact on blood sugar and insulin levels. The Atkins Diet, and diets similar to it like Carb Addict's, Sugar Busters, Blood Type, Suzanne Somers and Schwarzbein base their diets on false premises. The Journal Lancet 2:454, 1966 found that beef, when given with glucose, raised insulin levels twice as high as glucose alone and four-times as high as the beef alone, thus proving high fat and protein tends to increase insulin more than carbohydrates. Dr. Gerald Raven from Stanford University said, "Protein, when eaten alone, increases insulin secretion." The Zone diet I attended several debates between Barry Sears, author of the Zone high fat, high protein, low carbohydrate diet, and John McDougall, M.D., the advocate of a low fat, high carbohydrate diet and recorded them on cassette tapes for my review. The high point of the Zone is that it encourages avoiding wheat and other gluten containing grains, thus reducing exposure to bloating from delayed food allergies. Another high point is you are encouraged to eat vegetables. I agree with the Zone and Barry Sears about the powerful influence foods have over hormones to stimulate overproduction of insulin from sugar. This problem with insulin does not carry over to complex carbohydrates-vegetables, fruit and brown rice. Unfortunately, Dr Sears suggests avoiding too many categories of carbohydrates. Barry Sears also believes that eicosanoids are hormones that can lead to obesity and disease. And his solution is to add fish oil in an attempt to balance these hormones. However, Dr Gerald Raven, author of the glycemic index studies from Stanford University said "I find it hard to swallow that anyone could really believe eicosanoids are the key to all weight loss and disease." To my knowledge, Sears has never measured eicosanoids, so I'm not sure why he still claims it is the key to health. Ornish, McDougall, Pritikin The Dean Ornish plan, McDougall plan and Pritikin plan deserve respect for their overall approach to better nutrition based on world wide research examining people on high complex-carbohydrate diets, rich in fiber. I have meet with Dean Ornish, and I respect John McDougall whom I've met with several times and interviewed on radio talk shows. I spent nearly three years (1979-1981) working side by side with Nathan Pritikin, one of the first pioneers to bring logic and scientific studies to the weight loss and health industry. However, in my experience these diets don't recommend sufficient amounts of vegetables and fruit rich in water. Instead, they rely too heavily on cooked pastas, breads, and cereals. The problem with their theories is that they underestimated how many people tend to be allergic to gluten concentrated in wheat, rye, and oats. I believe that Ornish recommends using too much nonfat dairy products, again causing problems with allergies associated with milk proteins. The basis of his diet is centered on calorie-dense breads, cereals,

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pastas and beans. Any person desperate to lose weight cannot afford to wait for the slow weight loss on these plans that may cause allergy reactions and fluid retention. Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig The low calorie, reduced food portions of Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig are teaching people good techniques to reduce food and calorie intake, however they use allergyproducing foods such as nonfat dairy items, wheat, meat, and artificial sweeteners. Eat Right 4 Your Type The book Eat Right 4 Your Type by Peter D'Adamo claims that a person's blood type is a way to identify what a person should eat. For example, people with Type O blood need to eat lots of red meat and dairy products, and people with Type A blood need mostly vegetables and fruit and some dairy products. This is based on his scientifically unsupported theories of blood types and ancestral origins. Also, D'Adamo claims that inbreeding between blood types makes it more complex to identify what one should eat since blood types are now mixed, such as Type AB. I decided to test this blood type theory on myself and on my partner, Shawna Kendell. I have Type O blood and took both the Prime test and the ALCAT test: the two most accurate tests available for delayed food and chemical allergies. The tests revealed that I was allergic to many of the foods that I was supposed to eat for my blood type, including his suggested dairy products, beef and chicken. My test results disproved the blood type theory showing high levels of white blood cell damage if I eat foods based on my blood type. I also experienced painful reactions and symptoms when trying to eat foods recommended by Eat Right 4 Your Type. When I eat foods based on my own allergies and not on blood type, my health improves dramatically. Shawna Kendell and several of your clients had a similar experience. D'Adamo also encourages the use of specific vitamins for each blood type. However, when we regularly test people by blood, urine, and saliva we find a vast variety of individuality regarding the need for supplements. To make matters worse, D'Adamo recommends that all people eat a high fat and high protein diet. There are no studies that show a diet high in fat, regardless of blood type, is not damaging to the heart and arteries. There are thousands of studies that prove a water rich, high fiber, low fat diet is ideal for quality health. I contacted Advanced Health Center, the company that developed the Prime test to see if they had noticed any correlation between the foods people are allergic to and various blood types. Advanced Health Center discovered there was no correlation between a person's blood type and what they should eat based on the damage caused to white blood cells. They did not publish their results at the time because there was no interest before books on blood type were published. In January of 2000 Advanced Health Center conducted an updated survey and it confirmed again that a person's blood type does not reveal what he or she should eat (copy of blood type and allergy survey on file). This survey proves there is virtually no correlation between blood types and compatible foods. In other words, someone might be incorrectly led to believe they can safely eat meat or dairy product on a regular basis. Not only is it possible they could be severely allergic to those foods, but if they continue to eat large amounts of beef or cheese they will be getting too much cholesterol and

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develop hardening of the arteries. I challenge any one using blood typing to design a diet free of allergic foods. Please understand that some foods have a delayed negative response. Dairy is a good example ­ it may react to particular food antigens or undigested milk proteins (study the section in this book on allergies) several days later. This is why you must be properly tested for allergies, otherwise you will not know what you're allergic to and what foods are good for your optimum health. Also, blood typing theories overlook and ignore the need to avoid foods with damaging levels of fat, protein, cholesterol and simple carbohydrates.

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The Suzanne Somers and Body Type diets Suzanne Somers incorrectly claims certain food combinations help reduce fat, yet this plan is unpredictable and unreliable. The Dr. Abravanel's Body Type Diet divides people into thyroids, adrenals, gonads or pituitaries with different food needs for each group. These plans miss three main nutrition-based health breakthroughs. First, they ignore the need in all people to eat more water rich foods high in fiber, phytochemicals, enzymes and nutrients. Second, they miss the key to overcoming allergies, which is to eat foods that are compatible with "your own" immune system. A study of the Grow Young and Slim Plan As outlined in this book, The Grow Young and Slim Plan is made up of raw vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fruit in season, along with the elimination of dairy and grains, and no more than 14% fat. According to the New England Journal of Medicine in January 1985, this is what our primitive ancestors thrived on from 1 to 20 million years ago. From 1992 to 1997 I performed wellness studies and lectured at motivational speaker Tony Robbins' Mastery University in La Jolla, CA. In March of 1992 I organized a massive wellness study of 643 people in the Mastery Program. The study consisted of improving diet and exercise, changing limiting behaviors, examining values, setting goals, and taking immediate action to make life changes. It has been one of the most successful, life changing programs of its type in the country. After the first study, another group of participants with a similar regime of diet, exercise, education and motivation lectures were tested at Mastery University in Hawaii on August 20-22, 1992, and re-tested on August 29 and 30, after following the wellness program. All participants were tested for initial levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, blood morphology, weight, starting lipid levels and blood pressure and were also given a carotid artery scan. The same participants were re-tested nine days later after they had all been on a Grow Young and Slim Plan of daily low-fat, water rich, vegetables, salads, soups and whole food meals, without animal products. Since low-fat vegetarian foods have a quick digestion time, most people found it necessary to nibble or snack frequently on fresh fruits and veggies, and many of the participants who did not nibble or snack reported feeling very hungry or weak at times. About fifty of the participants used the Slim Tote to carry a supply of fresh foods to nibble on whenever necessary. Several of those who nibbled whenever they felt weak or slightly hungry, reported a consistent feeling of well-being and high energy. Several guest speakers including Tony Robbins and myself provided educational and motivational seminars. Exercise included daily walking or jogging for 30 minutes to one hour. Dancing sessions were followed by group massage sessions lasting approximately ten minutes, and these sessions were conducted nearly four times a day, during the seminar breaks. Microscopes connected to TV monitors were used to demonstrate improvements in circulation and separation of red blood cells as fat was reduced after only nine days. Carotid artery screenings were used to educate and warn those with atherosclerosis to comply with the suggested dietary changes. Study results 110

Over 85% of participants who had elevated blood pressure experienced a decrease, and these results were comparable to other wellness programs I've worked with, such as the Pritikin Plan. This data also showed a dramatic reduction in triglycerides averaging over 42% reduction in those with elevated levels, even after meals! Over half the group was able to achieve ideal levels for lipids and sustain these levels. In those with elevated levels over 180, cholesterol dropped over 25% within nine days. Over half of the group was re-tested six months to a year later, with an estimated 80% continued compliance to the diet and exercise programs. This remarkable compliance to a Grow Young and Slim type plan was confirmed by a twice-weekly food and exercise recall record taken on each participant. Participants showed continued improvements in fat loss, lipid reductions, cardiac risk ratio and blood pressure normalization over six months. Body fat also reduced noticeably within six months and one-year follow-ups also showed excellent results, with "bad," LDL cholesterol dropping the most, and HDL, the "good" cholesterol ratio improved to a 1-3 ratio or better. Participants in this study had access to fatty salad dressings and butter along with their Grow Young and Slim Plan, but the overall diet had less than 15% calories from fat (approximately 30 grams), 10 to 15% all-vegetable protein, 70 to 80% complex carbohydrates and about 5% to 10% simple carbohydrates with zero to 10 mg. of cholesterol per person per day. The 20 to 40% drop in triglycerides resulted from the combination of diet and exercise. Exercise helps reduce triglycerides, but the cholesterol reduction in these participants was accomplished primarily by the diet, free of animal products. Other studies have shown that exercise by itself does not lower cholesterol levels significantly, so the zero cholesterol diet would account for the 20 to 30% drops in cholesterol in those people with initial elevated levels. I believe that low-fat alternatives such as apple butter, butter buds, and nonfat salad dressing or salsa will contribute even better results on this type of program. Some participants who had low initial triglycerides levels had a slight rise - usually within an acceptable range - most likely because of their excessive use of fruit juice (4 to 6 glasses in a day). The participants who ate whole fruit and consumed less than a glass of fruit juice a day did not show a rise in triglycerides. Virtually every participant reported increased energy, a sense of well being and a determination to continue to follow their healthy, new lifestyle of excellent diet, an effective exercise plan and mastery over their mental states. If you choose to follow one of these other diets, let us know about your daily diet, test results for lipids, hormone levels and body fat levels, as well as changes in inches and a "before" and "after" picture. We will be happy to post your progress against the thousands of others on their plan so you can see how you match up. We would also be happy to challenge Barry Sears, Robert Atkins, Suzanne Somers and Dean Ornish to list their personal lab and body fat levels as compared to yours and mine.

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10 Exercise to be Slim

In this book, I have described in great detail a plan for nutrition and good health. And I realize to enjoy true vitality, one must incorporate a complete fitness plan into the daily schedule. I have been to the top physical and fitness conferences and have studied peak performance for over 35 years. I studied muscle structure, human anatomy and physiology as a Masters student in the Physical Therapy Program at USC. Now I'd like to pass along the latest information on how to build an outstanding physique, drug-free and in a minimum amount of time. Muscle power Your genetic makeup or individual potential to build muscle is in large part determined by your parents or grandparents. For example, you may have noticed that the calve muscles, biceps, or forearms of a father and his son are almost identical in shape and size. In young women, hips and/or thighs might be similar in appearance to their mothers and grandmothers. Even though genetics play a role, you can reach your full potential by the type of training you do daily. A man's body will adapt faster and increase in strength if he trains first with the idea to build more muscular size. As muscles get bigger, the potential to build more strength increases. Women will not have to worry about getting oversized muscles unless they're using steroids. If you have genetics that allow for disproportion, don't work larger muscles as often. Instead, work to achieve balance by focusing on the smaller muscles that need more development. Mind power You can increase the intensity and productivity of your workouts by focusing your mind on powerful thoughts. Try visualizing a powerful image such as a volcano exploding, or a rocket ship taking off every time you lift a weight. See yourself projecting a huge flow of energy past the end of your arms beyond the weight and notice the difference it makes in your workout. Initially, you might feel tired and weak from exercising more often, but be encouraged by this because you will continue to progress with each workout. Your body will adapt to higher levels of training, heavier weights, and more frequent workouts as each day of training is completed. I use mental conditioning with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques to place positive outcomes in my future and I also set goals and ask myself power questions because I believe these techniques are essential to peak performance. During my sports competitions I repeat a "power phrase" to myself to maintain focus and to keep from being distracted by the crowd. I repeat the phrase over and over with each lift and I am personally motivated by the phrase due to what the words have meant to me in the past, and the fact that the phrase is associated with past successes. Aerobic exercise to burn fat as fuel Aerobic exercise helps to build lung capacity and strengthen muscles to burn fat more efficiently. Unlike your car that has only one tank for fuel, your body has two fuel 112

tanks to choose from, one filled with glucose and one filled with fat. After a few months of regular aerobic exercise, your body will select fat as its preferred fuel. This happens because both glucose and storage glycogen are used up so quickly that your body will conserve glucose and become conditioned to burn fat. With aerobic exercise, mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cells, will increase in number and improve your body's ability to burn fat. People who are overweight and unfit do not burn fat efficiently, and start out burning mainly glucose instead of fat; but fit people who exercise daily become "fat burners." Daily aerobic exercise will release more and more fat into the bloodstream, allowing your body to burn more and more stored fat during and after exercise. To have high energy and reduce fat, exercise aerobically for about 15 to 30 minutes every day and monitor your respiration rate during exercise. You should be able to carry on a conversation while exercising without becoming completely out of breath. During exercise, if your speech is difficult or your breathing is labored, you are exercising too fast, however, to get a good aerobic workout, you can't walk too slowly. A comfortable, medium pace is the most beneficial. When burning fat, of course, sticking to a low fat diet is very important! A low fat, water-rich diet leaves almost no fat in the bloodstream, allowing the body to focus on burning storage fat from fat cells as you exercise. The treadmill To burn the most fat, do exercises that employ the largest muscle groups of the body: the legs and back. I have found the motorized treadmill to be one of the best overall fat burning and conditioning exercises. You can purchase a good treadmill with variable speed control for under $500, and if your home has adequate space, you can even place the treadmill in front of the television or stereo. It is best if you have a space at the top of your treadmill for reading material. For me, reading is just another reason to do my daily exercise. Most lines of work require a certain amount of reading, anyway, so why not read on the treadmill? If you have the excuse "I'm out of shape because I have to sit at a computer all day long," try turning this problem into an advantage. When using the computer at home, situate your keyboard where you can reach it while you exercise, and you can "surf" the Internet while you get the aerobic equivalent of surfing! To further intensify the benefits on the treadmill try walking on an incline of at least 15 degrees while carrying 10 to 15 pound dumbbells or "heavy hands". This addition of the weights will allow you to train both your lower and upper body muscle groups simultaneously. You will be able to reach your target heart rate sooner and sustain it longer for even greater fitness benefits. Exercise goals Set a goal to exercise at least once a day, for a minimum of 15 minutes every morning or in the evening. If you miss a session or two, you will at least have completed five exercise periods that week. After only 21 days of increased intensity workouts, you will begin to see noticeable improvements. Over the last five years I have broken through plateaus and have begun to stretch myself mentally and physically. Now that my hormones and diet are balanced, I feel motivated to train more often. Studies show those people who exercise in the morning are more likely to continue

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exercising one year later, as compared with those who try to exercise in the afternoon or evening. I get my most productive workouts in the early mornings which could be because testosterone in men and women reaches a peak at around 4:30 or 5:00 am. I stick to my fitness routine by consistently lifting weights and/or doing aerobics at least once a day. Two important things I learned from world-class bodybuilders Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brian Sutton ( a student of Mike Mentzer's heavy duty training) my training partner and Dorian Yates, six time Mr. Olympiad were to train hard and focus on the task at hand. I also learned how important it is to rest and recover before important events or activities that require more energy in order to stay easily motivated and on track to reach your goals. Aerobics that provide additional benefits such as time with family or social nights out are activities I enjoy, so I always look forward to them. I do "fun" aerobics such as dancing or playing with my children at least four times a week. Business meetings, certain family activities, and social events can create challenges, though, and I am proud to say that even in the busiest of times I have been able to continue to improve my fitness level. Some days I work two training sessions into my day and some days I just play basketball with one of my sons. Other days, I only get in a 10-minute workout session or go out dancing. By striving to workout every day, I average about five to six sessions a week. It's been fun and I continue to look forward to my training sessions. Aerobic exercise vs. anaerobic exercise You have probably heard of "aerobic exercises," long, slow, rhythmic movements that use a lot of oxygen; and "anaerobic exercises," short, fast, movements that can be done without oxygen. Running sprints and weight lifting are examples of exercise that employ anaerobic metabolism, and long distance running and dancing are examples of aerobic exercise. Our bodies can use two different types of anaerobic energy systems: lactic acid and ATP-PC. The lactic acid energy system is employed when you are doing an exercise that burns up glucose so rapidly that an oxygen debt develops, leaving a byproduct of lactic acid to be used for energy as needed. In the past, we thought of lactic acid as just a waste product that needed to be cleared from our systems as soon as possible. Now we know that in trained athletes, lactic acid can be used as a very efficient and powerful fuel. If you are wondering how you can shape your body to fit your desired outcome, it's important to realize that the energy system you use most often determines your body shape. Using the Lactic Acid energy system, men will have larger, fuller muscles like a bodybuilder, and women will have a firmer, shapelier body. In general, women will add better contour and curves with weight training combined with aerobics. Men using the ATP-PC energy system will have a thick, dense, power-lifter look. If you use the aerobic energy system, you will look slender, like a distance runner, with a lower body fat level. Lactic acid system Growth hormones are produced and released into the bloodstream during lactic acid energy system training, so when your goal is to gain muscular weight, you should keep your training focused on using the lactic acid energy system. The release of growth hormones occurs within fifteen minutes after a workout, and this system is employed if you're lifting weights between 65% and 90% of your maximum lift. This system is used

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by successful bodybuilders to have larger, fuller muscles, and if you workout in this manner at an intense level at least three to six times per week, you will produce more growth hormones, make rapid progress and build bigger muscles. Aerobic energy system Aerobic exercises burn body fat, and condition the cardiovascular system, and the aerobic energy system of the body is used when you go for long, slow distance walks or jogs. This is the training system used primarily by marathon runners, so if long, slow distance training is the only exercise you do, you will look like a marathon runner. Men and women who run long distances, including basketball or soccer players, tend to have long slender muscles and low body fat levels. Football players, power athletes and bodybuilders who do heavy, intense weight training and sprinting to build muscle while adding aerobics will reduce body-fat; improve definition; reveal hard, well-defined abdominal muscles and burn away love handles. Any woman who wants to feel stronger, have a more shapely, attractive body and have more energy can accomplish these goals quickly and efficiently with less effort than an athlete. All it takes is consistent weight training combined with daily aerobic exercise modified to fit your needs. The extent to which you apply these principles will give you the results you want. Achieving muscular growth To achieve maximal muscular growth, you must shorten your workout time in the gym to less than 30 minutes and train intensely, train consistently, and train smart! The more you train to failure with effective techniques, the more you build muscle. Eating more protein will not force muscular growth, but good nutrition centered on low fat, nutrient-dense foods will allow for quicker recovery after workouts. Fiber and water rich foods like vegetables, brown rice, and yams provide high-quality energy and protein. This type of diet also spares body proteins and allows for maximum anabolic growth of muscles and minimum catabolism, or breakdown of muscular tissue. The role of cortisol, the misunderstood hormone of energy The New England Journal of Medicine, Oct. 5, 1989 showed that frequent snacks eaten every hour ­ up to 17 a day - compared to the same food and calories eaten only three times in a day dramatically reduced the urine output of cortisol by nearly 20%. This reduction in cortisol output is of great significance to bodybuilders and athletes because cortisol is an important hormone that regulates energy output and defends the body during times of stress. Cortisol rapidly breaks down fatty tissue, enhances muscular size and strength, and is naturally released into the bloodstream after weight training. Obviously, excessive cortisol levels caused by stress and improper eating can be tested and corrected, and this is why it is important to have your cortisol levels measured. Balanced levels are good, but levels that are too low can show you are not getting enough sleep and/or rest between workouts. Licorice root extract or hydrocortisone by prescription can bring cortisol levels back into balance.

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Steroids have an anabolic effect (building-up muscle), but only if intense weight training is done to stimulate muscular growth. However, the same muscle build-up will occur from weight training combined with natural hormone replacement. Certainly natural muscle growth is not as dramatic as with steroid use, but with natural hormones, muscle building can be more permanent and long lasting without dangerous side effects. So the key to more muscular growth is to modulate hormone needs, consume frequent meals high in vegetables, fruit, rice and legumes and to have heavy and intense training sessions at least 3 to 5 times a week. What is your outcome? At this point you need to ask yourself an important question. Is your current exercise program consistent with the outcome you want? Realistically, if you're a professional or Olympic athlete, then going through the pain and discomfort of heavy weight training will help to achieve your goal. To an athlete, it is worth the sacrifice to delay gratification, be disciplined, work hard, and put up with some discomfort, because their very livelihood is dependent on it. As an athlete, you must be willing to pay a price for success, and you need to know what it will take to develop the ultimate in power, strength, and fitness. There are three important levels of recovery our bodies go thorough with regular exercise: acute, intermediate, and long-term recovery. Acute recovery takes only about two to five minutes, and it occurs between sets of weight lifting as your heart rate slows back down, and your muscles restore ATP and remove waste products. The second level of recovery is called intermediate recovery. It lasts about one to two hours as the body restores blood glucose and hormone levels back to normal after a workout. Long-term recovery can take seven days or more, and this is measured by your total body energy, strength levels, and more generally by how you feel. Arnold Schwarzenegger had been known to diet and workout hard all year and then stop weight training just days before a bodybuilding contest. This time of rest gave his muscles a chance to grow to the peak of their development, allowed him to regain his strength and feel powerful before he stepped up on stage to flex his muscles and perform. If your body is stressed from "over-training," it may be necessary to skip a workout or two. Signs of over-training include an elevation of your pulse to 8 to 10 beats per minute above your normal morning resting pulse, loss of appetite, loss of interest in training, inability to relax, depression, or swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, groin, or armpits. If signs of over-training should develop, just switch to a simple walking program for a week or two and you will recover quickly. It is also a good idea to have your testosterone and estrogen levels checked since low testosterone and high estrogen levels could prevent you from recovering as well as you'd like.

Advanced Training Principles

At the 2002 Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic in Ohio, I competed against some of the strongest men and placed 5th out of the 35 competitors. I was 47 at the time of the competition and only one person on stage, Dragan Radovic, was older than I. Five marines, aged 24 to 28, trained all year to attempt to beat him, but only one of the marines and three other students of Dragan did more reps than I did. In preparation for the competition this year, I trained for 10 to 15 minutes each morning, four days a week

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by lifting 200 to 600 reps broken into 2 sets resting no more than 3 minutes between the 2 sets. . In May 2002 I was honored by Dragan to join his team, where upon I competed with him and his son Radjac Radvich, age 24, against all competitors in Las Vagas at the Mirage Hotel and in Hawaii, Memorial Day weekend. We defeated all challengers, first with heavier dumbbells, 45 pounds each, and then with 35 pounds against teams of five and ten men. Bill Kazmaier, considered by many to be the world's strongest man of all time, competed in power lifting events exceeding 1,000-pound lifts combined in squat, deadlift and bench press. Bill got on stage at this event and said that Dragan Radovic is the strongest man in the world for endurance combined with strength, based on energy output. Based on Newton's laws of physics, weight (35 lbs) x distance lifted (approximated 55 inches from waist to overhead) = 1,925 x number of reps (200 to 850) = between 385,000 and 1,636,250 units of energy. These vertical lifts are performed in a condensed period of time, for example, it takes 10 minutes to do 200 repetitions, and it takes 45 minutes to complete 850 repetitions. Dragan calls his form of training "Fitness 4 x 4." In 1985 he started doing an inversion of the vertical lifts, and a few years ago he gradually increased the weights and number of lifts. He can do as many as 1,200 lifts with 35-pound dumbbells in each hand every day for 4 consecutive days if he desires. At one point he was doing over 350 lifts with 45-pound dumbbells in each hand. I find vertical training with dumbbells invigorating. Even after a 10 or 15-minute session, I am perspiring and getting into the rhythm of the workout. This type of training generates up to 2 million units of energy and most people spending two hours lifting weights or doing aerobic exercise expend around 250,000 units of energy! When you get past 200 reps you will find your breathing increases and your heart rate may reach 170 beats per minute or higher. This exercise will stabilize every muscle group in the body including your stomach muscles, and makes a great abdominal workout. It is better than running or most other exercises because seventy percent of your muscle density is in the upper body, from the waist up. Dragan believes these vertical lifts with dumbbells combined with squats with light or no weights, 4 times a week are the two best exercise you need to do. In my current weekly workout, I start with the dumbbell vertical lifts for 10 or 15 minutes and then complete the rest of my weight training routine. Then I proceed to do 15 more minutes of additional exercises: using different routines per day divided into either push movements (chest, triceps, shoulders), pull movements (biceps, back), or legs and abs. These exercises are done rapidly with no rest in between. They are highly intense and I also use the principles of pyramiding, forced reps, negative reps, and negative forced reps (if I have a partner with me). This creates one giant set per exercise to get overall balance of each muscle group. Using this exercise methodology I have found no need for long aerobic sessions of 30 minutes to one hour that most people do. When I run with runners I can stay at their pace for anywhere from 3 to 6 miles, while maintaining a good respiration and heart rate, even though I only run about once a month at most. So my total workout now, even though I'm in competition training, lasts no more than 20 or 30 minutes, 4 times a week. Do I have to be genetically gifted to do dumbbell training?

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You might be thinking that this type of training that combines dumbbells with complete movements is fine for fitness experts, but would it be good for seniors or beginners who have never trained with weights? The answer is best given when Dragan's girl friend, Lori story. She was a marathon runner, who decided to do lifts with 15 dumbbells for a few hundred reps. After one year, she did 1,200 lifts with 20 pounds dumbbells in each hand at the age of 40! She was surprised to find that she no longer had to do running to keep in shape, because the vertical lifts with dumbbells completely fulfilled her cardiovascular needs. This was proven by the fact that she entered a marathon, having not done hardly any other exercise but vertical lifts with dumbbells and she won her age group category, completing the race with a very good personal time. The ultimate training system for both beginners and advanced students We encourage you to start out with 5 or ten pound dumbbells in each hand and lift as we have described starting from your side, curling the weight up and pressing over head one at a time. Do as many repetitions as you feel capable of until you are breathing heavy, perspiring and invigorated. Increase the weight of the dumbbells as you find the sessions becoming too easy. Consider buying a heart monitor to practice staying within you target heart rate based on your age. I predict after a few months of training four times a week for just 15 minutes a day you will make incredible progress both fitness wise and in reshaping your body. The importance of strict form When lifting weights, the speed that you do a set is of major importance. Each repetition should be done with as much force in strict form and control as possible, while moving the weight. In other words, lift the weight in a controlled fashion, without swinging the weight and try to prevent momentum from taking over. When you lift the weight through the full range of motion at a greater poundage, the greater the intensity and stimulation to the muscles. You must begin each set with a weight that is not too heavy or too light so that you can move quickly while keeping strict form. Strict form means you are using proper biomechanics and posture to avoid injury. As the set progresses and the weight moves slower, it is best to "pyramid," which means decease the weight and start a new set and work again until exhaustion, then decrease the weight, etc. If you are working with a partner, you can have them assist you in the full range of movement as you "loosen up your form" only enough so that you can continue to move the weight in a controlled fashion as fast as possible. Loosening up your form refers to allowing a slight bounce off the top and a slight backward lean as the weight is coming up. As you find a break in the smooth, rhythmic pace of the lift, pause a moment, take a deep breath and then work hard to complete the last two or three repetitions. It's psychologically and physically important to concentrate on each repetition while maintaining tension. Choose a weight that you can barely lift for the number of repetitions called for. When training with a partner, they can assist you with the weight slightly as the weight gets harder to lift. At this point, they are helping you complete a "forced rep" and the set is completed when no further repetitions can be done in reasonable form, which is known as "relative maximum voluntary muscular contraction." In order to achieve maximum

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muscular growth, every set must be done to this point - just before momentary muscular failure. This is the stage during the set when your form is beginning to loosen and the pace of the movement is getting slower. Experienced lifters can feel this point just before failure and continue to actual failure with the help of a training partner giving slight assistance with the weight. By applying these advanced training principles, it is possible to experience a powerful feeling and gain muscular development like never before. Techniques to increase workout intensity There are ways to extend and increase the intensity of your workout set by using six different methods that can be used separately or in combination. If they are used every time and in every set, however, they can contribute to over-training and burnout, depleting adaptive energies, and slowing total progress. Therefore, use these methods to shorten your workout time in the gym to between fifteen and thirty minutes. If you do not have a training partner you can still achieve intense sessions with each set in your workout by pyramiding the weight to progressively lighter weights as you get fatigued every 3 or 5 repetitions. The techniques of pre-exhaustion and compound movements will also add sufficient intensity to accomplish great results. Using the following techniques, instead of doing five or ten sets per exercise, you can stay at one to three sets per exercise and get twice the benefit with very little time in the gym! Forced positive reps: your partner gives you just enough help to complete each repetition going in the positive direction during a weightlifting set. Forced negative reps: a partner must assist you by actually putting additional pressure on the downward movement during each repetition. Supersets: are designed more for general fitness. After training a body part with no rest, immediately progress to the next exercise without rest between sets. This will give you the feeling of a "pump," because you're opening up blood vessels to increase blood flow. This system is more for beginners preparing for advanced techniques. Pyramiding - descending or ascending sets: as you reach momentary exhaustion in a set, quickly and without rest, adjust the weight by either: 1. Selecting a lighter weight progressively into the set to do several more repetitions or 2. If you are feeling particular strong, select a heavier weight midway through your set and finish with fewer repetitions. Partial reps: finish your set with several partial repetitions at the same weight. Do this at the point where you can no longer complete a full movement with the weight, but are still able to do shorter peak-contraction sets, as with bicep curls. Negative reps: at the completion of the set, do "eccentric movements" to allow the muscle fibers to lengthen. As you let the weight down, you are always stronger, and can do a few more reps. Your muscles are stronger on the downward "eccentric" descent as opposed to lifting the weight up "concentric" when the muscle fibers shorten. For this technique, you'll need a training partner or a free hand to help the weight up and to let the weight back down. Hydraulic weights, or Nautilus machine foot pedals will also work

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because they allow you to lift the weight up easier, and leave a heavier amount of weight to fight on the downward descent. 1. Giant set or pre-exhaustion: as you complete a set, begin immediately performing another exercise that works the same muscle. For example, you might start with a set of bicep curls and then do "lat" pull downs for the upper back, with no rest between sets. The curls pre-exhaust the biceps, and the pull downs still work the biceps, but with the aid of the latissimus dorsi muscles on the upper back, you can work the biceps past exhaustion. In this case, giant sets will increase the intensity or stimulation being focused on the biceps, inducing more growth and strength in the biceps. Free weights vs. machine weights "Free weights" are dumbbells and barbells and are best to use during compound movements involving several muscle groups like those in the back and legs. Weight machines are best for isolation, and single muscle group exercises (biceps, triceps etc.). In order to focus on the full range of motion to achieve a balanced, fit looking body, training should include a combination of free weights, cable weight exercises, pulley exercises and a variety of machines to hit different angles on each muscle group, Athletes past the age of 40 will find that machines allow for safer movements because the weights can easily be adjusted to any fitness and strength level. I use these techniques to cross-train, prevent injury and for variety, and in over twenty years of training, I have rarely experienced any kind of injury.

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Tips to build muscle In order to build the maximum amount of muscle, vary the number of repetitions, the number of sets, the rest between sets, and the type of exercise. You should also vary the order in which you work the muscle groups every three weeks. Workout at least once a day. On weekends or during the week, if time permits workout twice a day. Working out twice a day will give you the most rapid gains in muscularity and in strength, however, if you workout twice a day, rest at least one to two hours between workouts. Workouts with weights should last at least 12 minutes and no more than forty-four minutes to maintain high testosterone levels. If you workout with weights past fortyfour minutes your testosterone levels will drop rapidly.

Beginners should start by working out with weights for ten to thirty minutes once a day, mixed with twenty to forty-five minutes of aerobics. This way your total workout time will be somewhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour per day. Muscles start to atrophy in 72 hours so if you try to train only four days a week and miss a few workouts, you will need to get back into a consistent routine. For best results, train at least once a day and remember that if you miss a few days of training, you're still ahead of the game because training four times a week will still bring you progress and keep you in shape. The key is to expand your mind, and train as often as possible within the limits of your genetic capabilities. Now all you have to do is make room in your schedule to exercise, so get started and just do it! The 15-Minute Workout We teach our clients an easy and very advanced system of training that takes only 15 minutes, but is equal to the typical 1 ½ hour session. Why is it that most trainers don't share this revolutionary system with you? Honestly, I don't know, although I guess shorter sessions would affect their income. It could also be that they have either ignored or not read the 28 out of 30 recent studies in sports medicine journals showing that one set per body part has proven to be just as effective as multiple sets. Our workout system employs the rarely used and often misunderstood method of "forced negative repetitions," a system I came across in an obscure journal over twenty years ago. This system is based on the principle described by Arthur Jones, inventor of Nautilus exercise machines, who said that we are 20 to 40% stronger on the lengthening phase or eccentric muscle contraction than we are on the shortening phase or concentric muscle contraction. Save time while building intensity With one partner training, the entire workout lasts only 15 to 20 minutes, and with two partners training, up to 30 to 40 minutes. With this short length of time, it is 121

psychologically easier to give 100% effort knowing you aren't wasting all your body energy in the gym. There is a tendency with most high rep training systems to pace yourself, because you know you will be in the gym for at least one or two hours, and with two partners even longer. For many people it is typical to waste 3 ­ 10 hours a week in weight training! With these longer workout sessions, people start to cheat or develop poor form when lifting because the progressive reps over a long workout make them very tired. Our system is so quick that you can maintain total mental focus and correct form during your sets without risk of injury. I have never been injured in over 25 years of using this system, but I have been injured using long set, long workout routines advocated by many famous bodybuilders. In these long, drawn-out routines you often put out less intensity (under 20% overall effort), and your body is slow to show progress. Most people get discouraged with this kind of system or get injured after about a month or two and give up completely. I have found that as people age, excessively long training sessions or very high repetitions at each session can put them at a greater risk for joint injury. With this timesaving 15-Minute Workout, you will see and feel results in 30 to 60 days, and if you train daily, any stiffness or soreness will be completely gone after one or two weeks. Also, you know you can be finished in one or two sets per exercise and two to four exercises for each muscle group worked. The step-by-step process In the 15-Minute Workout, each set proceeds as follows: Lift the weight up and be sure your joints feel comfortable. On the second repetition during the lengthening phase, have your training partner push the weight down. Fight the weight and the added resistance with all your strength, slowly allowing the bar to descend. Immediately and without rest, your partner should help you lift the weight back up just enough to allow smooth continuous movement to the starting position, where you fight the resistance again as he or she pushes down. If you do not have a training partner, remember to pyramid the weights in descending fashion as you become fatigued, while doing each exercise. The entire body should still be trained up to two times a week as follows: Day One ­ chest and shoulders Day Two ­ triceps and biceps Day Three ­ back and abs 2. Day Four - legs My friend, 1995 Natural Mr. Universe, Skip LaCour, trained only one body part a day to win his title. He believed he could go into the gym fresh and hit the highest intensity by focusing on that one muscle group. Later Skip found he easily recovered from these workouts, and I advised him he could train another body part later in the day and still progress without over-training. He did two sessions a day for a while, yet the

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last time I spoke with him at the Mr. Olympiad contest in November 2000, he said he typically trains just one body part per day with great results. Another friend, Rey Ronquilio, Runner up Mr USA, 1998 and 2001, trains one body part per day, five days per week. I showed him our unique fifteen-minute training system, and introduced him to the Grow Young and Slim strength and fitness products, and now he is the favorite to win Mr. USA and the Nationals 2002. Pre-exhaustion We often combine these negative forced reps with pre-exhaustion. Pre-exhaustion happens when you exercise a smaller muscle group such as pectoral flies, followed by the compound muscles, such as chest bench press, without rest between the exercises. When I'm working toward pre-exhaustion, I might actually have the dumbbells under the bench press so I can perform the set of flies while my partner guides me for 8 reps. I then immediately and without rest, do the bench press movement for another 4 to 8 reps, while my partner adds negative and forced reps. Forced reps should be applied when your partner feels you weaken and shorten your contractions. With this assistance, you will have more strength left to continue with assisted negative and forced reps to the point where you reach complete temporary muscular failure. This happens first in the positive direction (shortening concentric), and last in the eccentric (lengthening contraction). To make it easier on your partner, when doing a second set, you can lessen the weight, using pyramiding down or up. Because of temporary muscular failure, when you use forced reps and forced negative reps you rarely have anything left for that exercise or muscle group after one or two sets. The body normally only engages about 20 to 50% of the muscle fibers to perform an exercise, and this low engagement is a natural adaptation designed to keep a muscle from getting fatigued by resting certain fibers while other fibers work. The advantage of combining forced negatives, forced reps and the pre-exhaustion method is that combined, they will hit 100% of all the muscle fibers worked. With our 15-Minute Workout, the muscle is tricked so it can't rest, and is forced to use all its fibers with every set. Be advised that when using this technique, you push the muscles much harder than usual training, so use caution to prevent injury. The tendons connecting the muscle to the bone need time to get stronger because it often takes them more time to catch up to the growing strength of the muscles, so some soreness may be experienced at the site of the muscle tie in. One of my training partners, Brian Sutton, has been using these same high intensity systems for over 20 years. In the 2000 Masters Competition in the over 40 group, he placed 3rd in a top bodybuilding event. Dorian Yates, the great British bodybuilder, uses high intensity training and has won 8 Mr. Olympians; more than any one in history including Arnold Schwarzenegger. Dorian is considered by many to be the most massive and best built bodybuilder of all time. Granted, these bodybuilders use synthetic chemicals to get big as virtually all the top bodybuilders and strength-athletes do. The legendary former Mr. Universe Bill Pearl, now past 70, said that athletes should start following more natural methods with natural hormones instead of the synthetic ones used in the past. A training program for everyone 123

Even though this type of training is advanced, it can be used by anyone who is physically fit. I've had world-class athletes comment in amazement how intense the system is, and that they had never experienced anything like it. I've also have had 50 to 60 year old women who never trained a day in their life get the biggest thrill using this system. Some men and women worry about getting too muscular or too big with our system, yet this will not happen unless you are a genetic phenomena or take synthetic, injectable steroids. With this simple 15-Minute Workout you will never get grotesquely huge, yet you can reach your own personal genetic potential for firmness, beauty and strength. If you like the social aspect of going to the gym for hours every week then my rapid system may not be your cup of tea (as my British friends would say), but how would you like to look and feel in great shape while spending less than half as much time in the gym? Using this high-intensity system your total workout per week can be reduced from around 8 hours on a regular system to 3 ½ hours. You'll have more time to add some aerobics and run, dance, roller blade or ride your bike and you'll have time for a life outside of the gym!

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11 The Slim Secret: Healthy, Happy Thoughts!

I believe this is the most important chapter of Grow Young and Slim because it will teach you to create and reshape your future dreams. We guarantee you will gain 100% better results with less effort by simply learning the principals in this chapter and harnessing one of the most powerful discoveries in the universe, the power of your mind. In my studies in Psychology at the University of Southern California, I had excellent professors who taught me to be very open to new ideas and powerful technologies. I knew I had to master techniques to help people to make positive and beneficial changes in their life. Positive affirmations were promising, yet positive affirmations didn't seem to give all the results I was looking for. I wanted to learn how to harness the powers of the subconscious and higher conscious mind. I was fascinated by the work by Milton Erickson M.D. as reported in the psychology journals. As I studied with Tony Robbins, Dr. Richard Bandler and other Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) experts, I learned to integrate a whole new set of techniques to help people to change old, destructive behaviors and replace them with success-building behaviors. I started using power questions in place of affirmations as I began appreciating how the brain operates best. In February of 2000 I began training with Dr. Tad James, Director of Training and Research for Advanced Neuro Dynamics, Inc., and the inventor of "Time Line TherapyTM." Time Line TherapyTM is a wonderfully simple and quick way to effect change and remove negative emotions and limiting beliefs so that your dreams become a reality. (See www.growyoungandslim.com for more information on Time Line TherapyTM.) We have over 50,000 thoughts a day and a majority are negative, self-defeating thoughts like, "I can't lose weight." or "No one likes me." Negative thoughts reinforce a losing attitude and doom you to failure in your career, health, emotional happiness and love life. Your brain is like a problem-solving computer that wants to come up with answers and solutions, so what would it be like if you started replacing every negative thought with a positive question? Believe it or not, this will change your life! Every aspect of your life can be remolded and shaped to your desire by asking yourself the right types of questions. I keep a written list of positive empowering questions with me to read every day after exercise or prior to bed. I focus on what I want from life and I ask myself power questions to nurture positive thoughts and solution-oriented actions. This is not a temporary quick-fix solution to life's challenges, but I promise you, the more often you read this section and make this simple yet powerful technique a part of your weekly or even daily activity, the more you can expect to progress beyond your wildest dreams! It is very important you ask the right types of questions to get the best outcome. For example, in the area of health, if you think thoughts like "I'll never be able to lose this body fat" or "Why am I so fat?" Your mind will think negative thoughts with no action taken to correct the problem. You might mistakenly believe you're just undisciplined and your weight problem is genetic. This may cause you to have a defeated attitude and therefore keep you from taking action as you gain more weight every year.

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In this case, it would be more effective to ask yourself, "What exercise can I do today to reduce body fat while I listen to motivating music?" Your brain will scan your memory banks for your favorite aerobic exercises! Learn to like yourself to become slim and fit If an acquaintance or friend constantly said to you things like "What a big butt and thighs you have!" or "You look really fat." or "Look at that big belly and love handles!" you wouldn't remain their friend, would you? So why say these things to yourself? Immediately take action to stop putting yourself down. Start encouraging yourself by saying, "My shape isn't ideal, and I'm taking steps to change my body." "What friends can I meet with today who are supportive of my goal to become slim again?" By learning to like our body, studies from Stanford University School of Medicine show we increase our chances of successful weight loss by more than 100% percent! Replace thoughts of "I'm genetically fat, and have no control over my weight." with "I can do whatever I put my mind to." Think about the skills you have in business that will allow you to be successful when applied to fitness and health. For example, "I'm a hard worker." or "I manage my time well and I'm a fast learner." It is also helpful to keep track of your diet and workouts in a calendar. Note each small success because you will build confidence about reaching the bigger successes. Some people set goals that are too high and feel discouraged and quit when those goals aren't reached. This process of self- assessment and establishing realistic daily goals will allow you to build on short-term success to build confidence and self-esteem. Sometimes it's easy to get off track with your diet unless you keep a journal. I have kept a fitness journal for over twenty years and it has allowed me to be more consistent, plot changes, establish new goals and create new power questions. Mirror exercises Looking at yourself in the mirror is not vain, it is one of the best ways to become slim. Stand in front of the mirror about 30 seconds everyday. Look at your body clothed while identifying your strong points, and then start dressing to accentuate your strengths. Once a week, wear your bathing suit and look in the mirror to conquer your fears about how you look. Wear your bathing suit around the house for 10 minutes, and later, wear it in front of your spouse. Get yourself to the point where you begin to accept yourself and how you look, even naked in front of the mirror. In a few weeks, you'll become comfortable with your reflection and realize that you have some positive physical qualities. People never judge us as harshly as we judge ourselves. Be confident, smile and project health while you look at yourself in the mirror. Soon you'll feel comfortable enough to go swimming a few laps or take part in an aerobic class. One of our clients, Kimberly age 30, lost over 22 pounds since beginning body-image exercises.

Power Questions

HERE are some of the best questions we have found most effective to assist you to move on to the next step of taking control of your behaviors. After asking these questions on a daily basis you will find that your unconscious mind will finally allow you to take action in each of these most important areas of your life. We call this process unconscious competence. Much like a basketball player becomes great from repeated practice. He no longer has to plan or think about his shot, he just does it automatically. 126

The power questions are divided into the following nine areas: 1. Diet 2. fitness and energy 3. emotional health and happiness 4. spiritual 5. correcting past mistakes 6. Love, sex, friendship 7. family and society 8. personal growth 9. wealth, career, security. If there is any areas you feel you need more help with, then make up and add some of your own questions to this list. It will make this section even more powerful if you create your own list. It is very important that your list be worded in a form of questions to reach your unconscious mind to assure that you will achieve success. Enter your list into a computer and print it out, or write the list of questions out long hand and carry it with you ever day, to read when ever you get a chance. I assure you the more often you read this list to yourself, the more it will be integrated into your unconscious mind. Then it will be part of your conscious daily behavior. This process starts with a conscious decision by asking the question that will help your mind to consider the solution and the correct action. Then it will become a good habit and an unconscious behavior that will guarantee your success. Diet-related Which raw vegetables, sprouts, seeds, beans, and fruit will I eat more of today? Did I have a morning, noon or evening Slim Smoothie blended raw vegetable, sprout, and fruit drink? How many salads or vegetable dishes could I enjoy eating today? Which supplements will I take today to cleanse my body, burn fat, build, rejuvenate and energize my body? Did I pack my supplement tray in my Slim Tote today? Have I been consistently taking supplements two or three times a day, morning, midday and evening prior to bed? How often will a drink water today and did I drink over ½ my body weight in ounces or between two or three quarts (liters), not counting any other fluids? How can I make arrangements to use the restroom more often and think of this time as an opportunity to stretch and walk fast? How can I reduce fat, cholesterol, alcohol and sugar in my diet? How can I make better choices dining out? How can I avoid the consumption of excess animal products? What tasty soy or vegetable substitutes can I consume? What foods rich in fiber will I eat more of today? Improving fitness and energy levels What actions and activities can I take part in today to raise my energy level? Have I scheduled time for a workout today?

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Can I go dancing tonight? When can I go biking or participate in sports activities with the kids or friends? How can I get enough sleep to feel refreshed? When will I set time for quiet time to rest or recuperate?

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Emotional health and happiness Most people over eat and consume fatty, sugary foods to try and overcome stress. You can overcome stress eating by calling a supportive friend and sharing your troubles instead of eating. Have an agreement with your friend to expect some unexpected calls. You have less than a minute before negative behaviors occur so you must act fast and make that call. Who will I call as my stress buster friend in times of great stress? How can I reward my friends for their help? Have I avoided spending too much time with stressful, negative people? What have I done this week to strengthen my family to withstand confrontations? What successful people can I spend more time with this week for master minding and networking? How soon can I get to sleep tonight to perform better tomorrow? Spiritual strength Have I allowed time for prayer, mediation or worship? Did I ask forgiveness and communicate with my Higher Power? Have I spent time reading my spiritual books or listening to spiritual tapes today? Have I prayed or gone to my place of worship this week? Learning from your mistakes What did I learn from my mistakes today? What will I do differently in future events to insure a better outcome? What or who have I avoided and what action can I take today to overcome my fears? Love, passion, sex and friendship Did I spend quality time with my mate, family and friends today? Did I allow private time for romance with my lover tonight and satisfy his/her needs? Is there a special chore that I can help my spouse with while we talk? Can we plan a bike ride or picnic together? Contributing to family and society In what ways can I contribute to the lives of those who have helped my family and me? To what worthy cause or group can I donate time, knowledge or assistance?

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Have I scheduled time for my children's favorite activities? Have I shared stories of success and overcoming adversity with family or friends today? Personal growth and development What books, tapes, references, computer sources, or seminars can I learn from this week? What time have I spent today on major dreams or projects that will some day have a huge payoff? Have I taken time to consider what motivates my family and me? Have I allowed time for entertainment and rewards for living according to my values? Wealth, prosperity and security What is the best use of my time right now? Who can I meet with today to create or maintain business? Did I allow time for planning? What projects or vehicles can I invest in to create a better return for my time? Have I stayed within my budget and deposited to my savings? What areas can I be more responsible about in my life or business relationships?

Creating Lasting Change

Honest Appraisals Health and success initially require an honest appraisal of your life: This appraisal will help you to focus the appropriate time and energies needed to constantly improve. Those areas that are going well will require less effort, but the areas you are weak in will require additional education, focus, discipline and changes of behavior. You must face the truth and reality of the status of your life and health in order to change. If you accept being obese and out of shape, you will tend to make excuses for yourself and never make enough of an effort to pursue solutions. Initially, it may be easier for you to cope with your physical inequities, however in order to be successful you must be honest with yourself, otherwise, you will continue to delude yourself by thinking everything about your life is fine and there is no need to change. To create an honest appraisal, write out what I call a "current reality check" regarding your health, relationships, career, financial position, and family. Make updates as often as you make changes for the better or worse. How do you describe yourself physically: great, good, fair, poor, or needing massive change? Given your current health habits or lack thereof, will you be in better, the same or worse health 10 years from now? Do you spend most of your time around people doing better or worse physically than you? Ask yourself if you are willing to eliminate

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negative beliefs about health like, "I have to starve to lose weight." or "I don't have time for exercise."

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Creating positive beliefs When doing your honest appraisal, change every negative belief you discover to a positive one. For instance, instead of saying, "I'm too tired to exercise regularly," begin to say, "Frequent exercise and rest gives me more energy, power and vitality." Instead of saying, "My family is genetically predisposed to disease," say "Disease is a signal I need to make changes in my approach to health care." Consistently monitor your progress and correct yourself if you go off course and begin to think negative thoughts again. Time management Do you place importance on your time management and prioritize what is most important to you, such as your health? Since you are reading this book, you probably agree it's best to live a balanced life regarding health, vitality, happiness, career, and relationships, but you might be wondering how you're going to make time to fit all of these new activities and actions to better your life. How much would it be worth to you, your family and those you love if you make time to strive towards your values and goals? How soon will you take action to becoming healthier, happier, and vital today, or at least this week? Start today to use your time more efficiently. What time wasters like watching or reading about negative news can you discard for a better use of your time with family, exercise, and/or career? What time can you schedule to consistently meet with a personal trainer, wellness mentor, or doctor? How much money can you invest each week in exercise, nutrition and supplements? Television A study showed that the average person during their lifetime spends over 23 years watching television - don't you find this astonishing! At first I didn't believe the study, and then I thought about my own children's and my parents' TV watching habits. Do you waste too much time watching television? If most people spend this much time watching TV, consider how little time people spend doing important things such as speaking with their children or spouse. According to the study, many parents speak with their children an average of thirty seconds per day. Conversing with their spouse averaged per couple only four minutes per day! Don't you agree it is difficult to have a quality relationship with your children or your spouse with so little communication? When people tell me they don't have time to exercise, I ask them to consider putting their treadmill, bicycle or stair stepper where they can exercise while watching TV. I also suggest just turning the TV off one hour sooner and listening to motivating music while rereading this section.

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Regular practice The quality of your life can be permanently changed for the good when you start using power questions to create positive thinking and actions. We suggest you read this chapter or your own personalized list everyday for one week, and then read it at least three times a week for six months to insure your success. You'll be amazed at the results!

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12 Peak Performance, Allergies & Chemicals

Excessive advertising Most parents allow the TV to baby-sit for up to 4 or more hours per day, seven days a week. Consequently, the average child sees more than 20,000 commercials a year, and by the age of 21, they will have seen over one million commercials! Children tend to believe commercials and need to be taught the difference between fantasy and reality. Nine out of ten ads on Saturday morning TV are for greasy, fatty, high cholesterol, sugarloaded, junk food. According to current research, children's programming alone contains an average of 26 violent acts per hour, while prime time has five acts of violence. Advertisers spend over $800 million a year on ads aimed at kids, and teens see over 100,000 ads for alcohol before drinking age. From childhood through the teen years, our youth influences their parents to spend over $160 billion a year on consumer goods. Watch TV with your children and talk about the misleading advertising. You may be able to extend the quality of their lives and the lives of future generations. Help reduce the rate of obesity, heart disease and cancer in children by getting to the cause of the problem, which is lack of a healthy lifestyle. By taking the time to educate and motivate your children to eat properly, you are giving them an important gift: the gift of health and happiness. Biomagnification Biomagnification is the increased concentration of chemicals, pesticides and toxins that result when animals eat grains and vegetables exposed to pesticides. These pesticides concentrate 1,000 times in the animal's fat, and when you eat the animal, the pesticides and heavy metals, such as mercury or lead, can concentrate in your body up to one million times! The concentration of these potentially deadly chemicals increases the higher up you eat on the food chain, and meat, fish and dairy products expose you to the highest concentration of these deadly chemicals. Small fish and plankton consumed by larger fish like tuna or swordfish and eventually eaten by humans have potentially high concentrations of chemicals that are dose related. The higher the dosage, the more dangerous the chemicals become as they concentrate in your body to lethal levels that may induce cancer or liver failure. Meat, chicken and fish have 10 times more pesticides than plant foods. 55% of the pesticides in our bodies come from meats and 33% come from dairy products. On the other hand, grains, fruits and vegetables are comparatively safe because less than 7% of the pesticides we consume come from grains, fruits and vegetables. Drinking the milk of animals is equally dangerous because of the buildup of harmful substances that end up in the milk secretions of the animal. Dairy products have 5-1/2 times more toxic pesticides than do plant foods. A pregnant woman who eats low on the food chain: fruits, vegetables and grains, will be eating lower fat foods with fewer chemicals, and will in turn pass fewer chemicals along to her baby. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, March 26, 1981, only 2% of mothers who ate only grains, beans, fruits, vegetables and no meat had breast milk that was found to contain

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significant levels of DDT and other toxic chemicals. By contrast, 100% of mothers eating meat and dairy products produced breast milk with significant levels of DDT, pesticides and toxic chemicals. DDT poison has been banned in the U.S., but more DDT is being used worldwide today than at any time in the past. Years ago a chemical company spilled DDT in a lake in Florida. The water tested clean, but at the bottom of the lake, the microorganisms were contaminated with DDT, and the fish, frogs, and alligators lost the ability to reproduce, lacking sufficient sperm counts. Now humans have 50% lower sperm counts than just 30 years ago. How much more are we going to pollute our environment? We may not always be able to control outside contamination, but we can control what goes into our bodies via our mouth and the best way to do this is to reduce the risk that comes from consuming other animals and dairy products. Buy natural and organic Health-conscious people prefer to buy organic fruits and vegetables and it is definitely worth spending the extra 10 to 60 cents a pound to avoid chemicals and pesticides. The average person eats at least 4 lbs. of food a day, so for less than $2.40, you can support those farmers who care about future generations. Who knows, this may even force other farmers to begin pesticide-free farming. If you buy non-organic fruits and vegetables, then take a moment to peel the outer leaves and skin. Rinse the produce in water and soak it briefly with a dash of liquid soap or use one of the vegetable cleaners currently available at health food stores. Peeling non-organic apples may be necessary, since the wax that is used in processing them for sale seals pesticides onto the apples. Even toothpaste, shampoos, deodorants and cosmetics can have large amounts of cancer-causing agents. Pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies try to create synthetic substances that mimic what natural products do, but natural products are in short supply, so it's cheaper to create synthetics. Only a few good companies use all-natural ingredients in their products and processing. See our website for a list of the best chemical and toxin-free products. Start using only "clean products" free of toxins for the sake of your health and the health of your loved ones.

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Allergies in infants We should be fed only mother's breast milk for the first nine months of life. However, many mothers mistakenly think their baby isn't getting enough nutrients. Because of her love and concern for her baby, she begins giving her baby several foods from the table. You may have heard mothers proudly commenting on how soon their baby could eat eggs, meat, cheese, or cereal. This premature introduction of foods is nearly impossible for the baby's newly formed intestinal tract to digest properly. Large, undigested protein, fat and carbohydrate molecules from these specific foods find their way into the baby's blood stream where the immune system produces special proteins called antibodies to destroy the "invader" food particles and foreign bodies. By mistake, the baby's immune system may become conditioned to always react adversely to the consumption of those same foods later in life, and we call these episodes 135

"allergic reactions" to foods. This type of allergy problem can be avoided if infant formula or other unnatural foods aren't introduced so early as a substitute for mothers' milk. Mothers can cut allergy problems in their babies by avoiding allergy-triggering foods while pregnant and breast-feeding. A study reported in The Lancet states that a mother may cut a babies' chances of developing allergies in half during the first year of life by reducing contact with foods that are likely to cause allergies, such as dairy products, secondhand tobacco smoke and dust mites. There were 120 mothers and their babies, included in this study and half of them ate no fish, milk, eggs or nuts during pregnancy and avoided feeding their infants dairy, eggs, wheat or oranges during the first year. Instead, the babies received a hypoallergenic formula, and had their homes treated for dust mites. The other group took no precautions. After one year, the researchers found the 40% of infants in families with no intervention had allergy problems because of consuming dairy, eggs or wheat as opposed to only 13% of the prevention group. Infants in families with no intervention were also more likely to have asthma or eczema. In both groups, infants who had one parent who smoked were four times more likely to have allergies, and if two parents smoked, the incidence was almost five times higher. Long-term studies are needed to determine whether avoidance merely delays rather than prevents allergies. Food intolerance Allergies are not to be confused with intolerance to certain foods, such as "lactose intolerance." When a person has intolerance to lactose they may have trouble digesting the complex lactose sugars in milk products. The undigested lactose sugars may rot in the stomach, become sour and cause extreme gas, pain and discomfort in the digestive tract. Allergies are different from intolerances because with allergies, the food is actually attacked by your own immune system. Normally, the invader is a bacteria or virus that would be destroyed by your white blood cells. In the case of allergies though, your body gets set for battle against substances normally in the environment, such as pollens, molds, foods and chemicals. For example, if you experience respiratory, cold-like symptoms, the white blood cells release powerful enzymes and histamines to ward off or destroy the "invader." These histamines will cause your nose to run and your eyes to water as a defense system. Histamine is a very important substance that is an anti-viral, anti-fungal, antibacterial defense system. Histamines handle drought conditions in the body by managing water levels, so dehydration produces a lot of histamines, and by the time you feel thirsty, you are severely dehydrated. Many people are chronically dehydrated from years of insufficient water intake and from drinking dehydrating beverages like milk, coffee, beer or soda. You must constantly anticipate your water needs to avoid the consequences of dehydration. Delayed allergic reactions Allergens are the substances that cause allergic reactions from foods, beverages, chemicals, and particles in the air, etc. There are over 20 enzymes inside our white blood cells that are released during allergic reactions. Symptoms of delayed allergic reactions

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and allergic reactions aggravated by dehydration include fatigue, pain, itchiness, allergic shiners (dark circles under the eyes), edema (swelling of hands, face, or stomach) and mental disorders. It is often very difficult to find out which foods you are allergic to because most food allergy reactions are delayed. A delayed reaction to a food or substance could show up several hours or days later. Some of the reasons delayed food allergies get worse as we get older is because of repeated consumption of the same foods day after day. Eating foods that are not natural for humans, such as dairy products, cereal grains, chicken and coffee, decrease growth hormone and increase in stress hormones. All of these conditions tend to cause the loss of even more water necessary to carry on bodily functions. Sometimes a person may be allergic to a particular mold that routinely grows on certain foods. This person may not be allergic to the food specifically, but after only 24 hours, the food -such as bread, fermented items such as wine, soy sauce or cheese may grow mold and cause a reaction. To avoid mold-type allergic reactions, store your food properly by immediately freezing the foods you don't finish eating at your last meal. Also, purchasing smaller quantities of fresh food, and eating it while it's fresh can help people who are allergic to molds. Dr. Theron Randolph of Chicago, author of "Alternative Approaches to Allergy" believed that you could identify food or environmental allergies by monitoring changes in the white blood cells when exposed to the particular food antigen (protein) or toxin. The best way to find out what you are allergic to is to use the most accurate blood test, which uses your own white blood cells. The ALCAT test kit can be sent to any state (order through www.growyoungandslim.com or the Prime Test® (only in California) for delayed food allergies reveals several different types of delayed allergic reactions and examines 153 foods and up to 70 chemicals from a small blood sample. This test enables doctors to help their patients improve their health by removing the underlying cause of their symptoms.

A List of Allergy Symptoms

You can reduce or eliminate the following problems by testing for, identifying and avoiding foods or environmental toxins that you're reactive or allergic to. Weight gain: consuming foods you are allergic to can create inbalances certain hormones including serotonin, which can make you feel excessively hungry, stimulating overeating and causing weight gain. Allergy-producing foods or chemicals can also cause fluid retention and weight gain. Behavioral or emotional changes: in children and adults these can include irritability, fatigue, restlessness, hyperactivity, muscle pain, mental depression, and/or bedwetting. Blood abnormalities: allergic reactions can cause low white blood cell count, abnormal blood clotting, low platelet count, iron-deficiency anemia, and low levels of serum albumin and globulin proteins resulting in premature aging. Gastrointestinal or mouth problems: allergies lead to canker sores in the mouth, stomach cramps, vomiting, colic, abdominal distention, bloody stools, intestinal obstruction, diarrhea, constipation, colitis, loss of appetite, growth retardation, painful defecation, irritation of tongue, lips and mouth. 137

Respiratory, lung and ear: allergies are a major cause of chronic cough, sinusitis, asthma, runny nose, nasal stuffiness, tonsil and adenoid enlargement, hoarseness and middle ear trouble. Skin and hair: allergies can erupt into eczema, seborrhea, hives, hair loss, rashes, and atopic dermatitis. Immune complex diseases of the joints, kidneys: caused by allergies, these diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, polymyositis, scleroderma vasculitis, periarteritis nodosa, milk-induced intestinal bleeding in infants or adults, gastroenteropathy, nephritic syndrome, pulmonary hemosiderosis, kidney problems, and glomerulonephritis. Headaches, eyes, heart and crib death: other problems due to allergies include arrhythmias of the heart, eye inflammation (conjunctivitis), generalized headaches, migraine headaches and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), or crib death. The danger of dairy products Because dairy products contain more than twenty-five difficult-to-digest proteins, they are the leading cause of allergic reactions. Most of the gastro-intestinal, respiratory, skin, behavioral and blood reactions listed above can be symptomatic of dairy related allergies, and even the incidence of crib death is higher when the mother or child is consuming dairy products. Dairy products have also been implicated in the development of Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the immune system. If you are experiencing headaches, hyperactivity or fatigue, it could be caused by dairy products or wheat. A low fat, water rich diet, exercise, supplemental hormones and avoidance of dairy and wheat will usually solve most Americans' number-one complaint: fatigue. If you are still chronically tired after taking hormones tailored to your needs, exercising daily and reaching your ideal weight, look for another cause such as food and chemical allergies . Try this experiment: stay off all dairy products and/or wheat for six weeks, then after this period, drink nonfat milk and consume wheat for several days and see how you feel - in time your symptoms may comeback. Dairy products are also a leading cause of iron deficiency. Some people are so severely allergic to dairy products that when milk, yogurt, or cheese reaches their intestinal tract, the intestines start bleeding without the person knowing it. This may change the color of the stool only slightly, but there may be a constant loss of blood to the point where they lose so much iron, they become anemic. Many women have been taking iron pills all their life, but cannot stop the anemia problem. When people with this problem go off all dairy products, the blood loss in the intestine stops and they can then absorb enough iron from diet and or supplements to restore the health of their red blood cells. Summary to reduce or prevent allergic reactions: 1. Identify delayed reactions with the ALCAT test kit 2. Increase the use of water (8-10 glasses per day), water rich fruits and vegetables along with a small amount of sea salt.

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3. Eliminate foods that most people are allergic to such as dairy products and wheat for at least 3 months then reintroduce those foods back into your diet to establish what symptoms they cause.

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13 Herbs: Mother Nature's Medicine

Herbs are the source and origin of all life on earth. For countless centuries people have used herbs, not only because of their pleasing smell or taste, but also in the healing arts, because herbs are organic and therefore, are capable of becoming a part of the living organism. Herbs assimilate inorganic mineral matter and convert it into living organic material, which is easily absorbed and digested, renewing and sustaining the life process. Herbs around the globe Hippocrates, the father of medicine wrote these words: "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." Around 390 B.C. he advocated the use of plant medicines and diet to prevent and cure diseases. The Hippocratic oath, "Do no harm," was based on teaching the power of using over 400 natural plant medicines. Most medicinal herbs are taken for brief intervals to remedy various conditions, and animal behaviorists have even observed many animals seek out specific plants when they are sick. In India, early humans used many different herbs and created Ayurvedic medicine, which is still in practice today. Over 5,000 years ago, Sumerians used herbs such as caraway and thyme for healing, and over 3,000 years ago, Chinese herbal medicine included ginger, astragalus root and licorice. Onions and garlic were favorites of the Egyptians, and the bible is full of herb references such as aloe, myrrh, and frankincense. The famous physician, Galen (137AD), even blended herbs and cures for Roman emperors and gladiators. The nineteeth physician Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathy, and other physicians of his time worked with drugs derived from plants or animals, and today, herbal medicine is still the primary source of health care for 80 percent of the world's population. Many western medical establishments are now starting to consider alternatives to harsh drugs such as those used in chemotherapy. After thousands of years of using herbs, we have learned that they work because of active ingredients that exert a profound effect on our tissues and organs. For example, foxglove is a fuchsia-flowered plant with glycosides that stimulate heart cells and treat heart failure. Comfrey leaf has astringent tannins to promote healing of wounds. Licorice has sponins, an anti-inflammatory compound to soothe arthritic flare-ups, and garlic has volatile oils that fight infection. To date, we have identified over 380,000 species of plants on earth and there are still several hundred thousand that have yet to be discovered. There are herbs that soothe pain and inflammation or work to reduce muscle spasm. Some herbs kill bacteria, others activate the body's own immune system so that it can ward off invading organisms, and there are even herbs that target specific organs. Nearly 260,000 plants are classified as higher plants, because they contain chlorophyll to perform photosynthesis, but only 26,000 plants in this group are studied and used for health benefits. In total, there are over 230,000 plants that may be beneficial, and scientists are working to catalogue them as potential plant cures. Unfortunately, every day areas like the Amazon Rainforest are being destroyed and many plant species may never be studied. Some private groups are looking into acquiring over one million acres of land in the rain forests of Ecuador where natives gather herbs to preserve these valuable resources.

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Herbs in the United States In the United States, herbs are not recognized as drugs. By law, labeling cannot offer therapeutic advice, and it is the rare pharmacist or doctor who has taken a course in pharmacology on herbs. Drug companies have begun to look into herbs, but patents are not issued for natural herbs, so there is not as much motivation to perform studies. Still, with all of my research and study of herbal medicines, I'm convinced this natural approach will continue to flourish. The modern science of herbs Science is now having a renewed interest in herbalism because herbs offer powerful rejuvenating qualities that work. Just as nutrition and lifestyle play important roles in disease prevention, it is being shown that herbs can also play a significant role in promoting wellness. Studies show that herbs have been shown to reduce cholesterol, improve circulation, and even prevent cancer! Wouldn't we all prefer to take an herb regularly to stay healthy than a drug after we are sick? Unfortunately there is a misconception that because herbs are "natural" they can be taken by chance, but this is not the case. Herbs can be strong medicine and it is best if people do not attempt to gather their own herbs, because 1% of all plants are poisonous. Make sure you know how to use herbs and what to do to avoid any possible side effects. Some obvious cautions are to not use herbs during pregnancy, unless under doctors orders because certain herbs can stimulate contractions etc. Also, check with your doctor if you are taking prescription drugs, because herbs can magnify results above expectations, so you may need to reduce dosages. If you experience any allergic reactions or unexpected side effects, have a test for verification, and remember, it is best to buy prepared herbal remedies from companies with standardized, uniform levels of the compound and guaranteed potency. Fresh, freeze-dried, organically grown, nonirradiated herbs are best because they preserve more of the herb's active ingredients. To avoid possible nausea, it is usually best to take herbs after a meal, rather than on an empty stomach. It is also helpful to start with the lowest dosage recommended on the label and work your way up to the maximum dosage. If you experience relief at the lower dosage, there is no need to increase. Today, herbs are available as capsules, tablets, powders, creams, ointments, extracts, or tinctures of liquid. Herbal essential oils are used for external application, and herbal shampoos, facial cleansers, deodorants, moisturizers, toothpaste, mouthwash, and cosmetic lines are excellent alternatives to chemical-laden, irritating products. Homeopathy Homeopathy is natural medicine based on the "Law of Similars" or "let like be cured by like" which means substances of very low dosages can be introduced into the body to stimulate the production and release of other like substances, causing healing responses. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann realized that remedies in large dosages almost always create negative side effects. However, the same substance delivered in highly diluted minute doses, provided relief with no side effects. It has been often said, "Homeopathy is one of the rare medical approaches which carries no penalties - only benefits." Homeopathy is most effective using one remedy at a time to stimulate the person's natural defense system and raise the general level of health. There are many medical doctors who 141

became believers in homeopathy after trying the therapy. In a well-controlled doubleblind study reported 1997 in the respected medical journal Lancet 350:834-843, homeopathy benefits were validated. If a homeopathic herbal product has a potentization of 30C that means it has been diluted 30 times in one part active substance. "C" stands for centesimal, or 99 parts to 1. What this means is the diluted medicine has been diluted 99 parts to 1, again and again 30 times to reach the desired potency. The more a product has been diluted the more powerful it is. Water has a complex structure like an invisible honeycomb that can hold homeopathic energies. The Italian researcher, Dr. Emilio de Guidici says, "water molecules form structures capable of storing minute charges of electromagnetic signals," and Dr. Wolfgang Ludwig, a German biophysicist, proved that homeopathic substances give off measurable electromagnetic signals. Trevor Cook, Ph.D., said a magnetic resonance device detected subatomic activity in twenty-three homeopathic remedies examined. High quality products are prepared by holding and shaking the containers by hand. Shaking by machine may interfere with the beneficial electromagnetic properties. Shaking or succussing of the homeopathic remedy by hand actually transfers the properties of the desired raw material in the remedy directly to the water structure and then into the body.

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14 Amazing Supplements: Vitamins and Minerals

Last year over six billion dollars were spent on vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbs, homeopathic preparations and amino acids. "Newsweek Magazine" predicted a phenomenal 20% rate of growth for supplement sales in the U.S. alone. One-third of Americans use alternative therapies, spending over 27 billion dollars last year to see complementary medicine practitioners, even though their insurance did not cover most of these visits, and this exceeded the 26 billion dollars spent to see traditional doctors. Clearly, people now realize that a preventative approach to illness and that enhanced vitality, energy and longevity is possible outside of traditional medicine. Enemies to vitamin and mineral nutrition are white sugar, white rice, white flour, alcohol, cigarettes, antacids because they deplete various minerals, and baking soda because it depletes the B vitamins. Unfortunately in our society, these processed foods make up a large part of the normal diet, and our society tends to abuse addictive substances such as nicotine, caffeine and alcohol. Everyone on the Grow Young and Slim Plan is encouraged to take quality supplements, because virtually everyone ingests processed foods, white flour, sugar or alcohol on occasion, and most people have some degree of pollution in their environment. In other words, we know you're going to cheat on occasion, so we suggest taking a vitamin-mineral supplement as a preventive measure. It is important to take a multiple vitamin and mineral that at least meets the recommended daily allowances (RDA), possibly with more B complex if you drink alcohol or get more sugar in your diet than you want. Additionally, food allergies, such as lactose intolerance can sometimes cause microbleeding in the intestines resulting in a severe case of iron deficiency, which may in turn lead to anemia. A lack of B vitamins can lead to oval shaped or misshapen red blood cells, and cells that are small or irregular and cannot transfer oxygen along the capillary lining properly. Because of this you will need some kind of supplement to restore the shape of the cells as new cells form every 120 days. If you are having these types of issues, it is important to identify the cause of your blood's reduced ability to carry oxygen first, and then find a healthy solution. Luckily, the Grow Young and Slim Plan of supplementation, nutrition and exercise can help build up deficient blood.

Choosing the best supplements

Good manufacturing practices We recommend supplements from whole plant foods and herbs manufactured with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) using concentrated plants, raw vegetables, carrots, broccoli, grains and fruits. Supplements derived from organic whole food or herbs are the best source to meet your nutritional needs for vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Capsules that have been prepared without being heated are best because this process preserves the enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, out of over 400 manufacturers of supplements in our country only a handful actually meet the highest standards of "pharmaceutical grade" GMP. At best, they may meet ISO 9000 standards, which are just clean room standards or "food grade" standards. As you can imagine, the attempt to standardize herbs and vitamin supplements with quality controls and pure ingredients is a major problem in our country. 143

In St. Petersburg, Florida, CEO Paul L. Simmons of Nutriceutical Clinical Labs Inc., was working with me and a team of highly-talented individuals, engineers, and scientists on upgrading the nutritional industry to the pharmaceutical grade level. Paul and his associates taught me the importance of quality control in the production of supplements and I have used this information in producing the Grow Young and Slim line of products. Manufacturers using GMP must fulfill and meet on-site inspections by the FDA for safety, identity, strength, quality, and purity. This means that every step of the process of producing a product must be documented and the identity or origin of each ingredient must be known. For example, if an herb is collected in the rain forest and then left in dirt bags to ferment with microbes for several months then the manufacturer may have to employ harsh chemicals to try and clean up the product. Unfortunately, most companies use toxic chemicals such as acetone, ethyl acetate, methylene chloride, ethylene oxide, ethyl alcohol, and butyl alcohol to prepare, purify and sterilize their supplements. If you buy a supplement for its anti-oxidant properties, it may contain harmful and toxic residues of ethyl acetate, which is known to cause exactly the free radical damage the anti-oxidant is supposed to prevent! Obviously, it's best to pick fresh herbs cleaned at the source to preserve potency, and then shipped quickly, free of added byproducts. This way, the preparation, purification and sterilization process would only require water or other natural cleansing procedures free of chemicals. Another major problem in the supplement industry is monitoring the "strength" of the product. For example, when a supplement's label says it contains 25 milligrams of an active ingredient, it must contain exactly 25 milligrams or more in order to meet phramaceutical grade GMP standards. The FDA and other agencies have analyzed hundreds of products and found that most contained what we call in the industry "window dressing" amounts or trace amounts of the active ingredients. This means no matter how much or how little you pay for supplements, you may be cheated and not even get close to your nutritional needs. Also, after the FDA finds violations in almost every manufacturing plant it inspects you would expect some action would take place. However, the process is to simply give a warning or citation with up to a year to remedy the problem. Ideally, after an FDA inspection the manufacturer should get a Certificate 483 stating "no action found," but unfortunately most manufacturing plants have had hundreds of violations without being closed and without any public scrutiny. I have on file, a letter that I have sent to many supplement companies asking questions about their manufacturing practices, and almost none of them even bothered to respond because they knew they didn't even meet the minimum standards. It was only after much effort and inquiry that I was finally able to locate the supplement manufacturers in the country who followed GMP. Surprisingly, the big name brands were not among this elite group. When buying supplements, just remember "buyer beware" unless it's endorsed by Grow Young and Slim or you can verify it is manufactured according to GMP Pharmaceutical grade standards. You may pay a little more, but you will get a very good return on your investment. It may take up to five years to clean up the industry, but it is important for our health and for the preservation of our planet. When supplementing minerals in your diet, avoid inorganic minerals because they are too large to be used by the human body. Organic, colloidal ionic minerals are a good choice because they are small enough for the body to easily process and they have an

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electrical charge. Most people take supplements of inorganic iron, sodium, or potassium taken from rock, nonliving substances produced by chemical reactions, or man-made extractions. Synthetic vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is simply the outer-coating surrounding the essential bioflavonoids found in living, natural foods, and it lacks the beneficial properties of bioflavonoids. The organic sodium and potassium in celery are beneficial to our bodies because they enhance enzyme activity and detoxification, but the sodium and potassium found in table salt are potentially toxic to our blood pressure, heart rate, and enzyme activities. The organic iron in beet juice, green vegetables, and apples enhances red blood cell development, but the inorganic iron (ferrous sulfate) in supplement pills destroys hemoglobin and is potentially toxic to the liver. Also, inorganic iron overload caused from taking too many iron pills or from eating too much food cooked in iron pans can cause death. Creatine 95% of the nutrient Creatine is stored in the muscle cells and is a main energy source for muscles. Since creatine is drug-free and natural to the body, you don't have to stop taking it, which allows you to maintain your gains. When muscles absorb creatine, water is brought into the muscle cells, which gives you "hydrated," bigger-fuller- and rounder cells. Muscle cells are made up of over 70% water, so when you train with weights or exercise you'll notice a better pump (more blood to the muscles). Creatine and creatine phosphate are converted into creatinine that comes from muscle metabolism and is excreted in the urine. Creatinine level is a good measure of muscle mass, muscle damage and proper kidney function. The supplement creatine monohydrate is made up of three amino acids, and your body makes about one gram of it a day. By using this supplement, it is possible to "saturate" your muscles with extra creatine, allowing them to refuel faster after contractions (exercising), making your stronger within five days to a month. Creatine has also helped people with atrophied muscles due to neuromuscular diseases. Some companies have added the amino acid extract beta-hydroxy betamethylbutyrate (HMB), a potent supplement that can prevent protein breakdown, allowing for additional muscle building and toning. This can also be a great supplement for vegetarians who take in less than one gram of creatine a day (two pounds of steak contain 5 grams of creatine). If creatine monohydrate is taken with fruit and vegetable juices (Slim Smoothies), more creatine is shuttled into muscle cells, and creatine works best in liquid form. . If you are a non-athlete, and you are interested in toning up your body, use three to five grams (one teaspoon) of creatine a day for a month. Stay at lower dosages under five grams for a 150 to 180 pound person. It is best not to exceed 10 to 20 grams of creatine a day beyond a few weeks in order to maintain proper kidney function and avoid diarrhea or nausea. Women can take up to two to three grams a day to get a noticeable improvement in muscle tone. Additionally, to get the best results, stay on the water rich Grow Young and Slim Plan and add one to two glasses of extra water spaced every two to three hours during the day. If you stop taking creatine you'll gradually experience a decline of muscle mass within weeks, yet your gains will return quickly when you go back to just three grams twice a week.

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Chromium Another helpful supplement added to your regime can be Chromium. Chromium picolinate works with insulin to initiate thermogenesis, reducing body fat by allowing us to use stored fat and build lean muscle mass.

Nutrient Absorption

The best products list actual whole food ingredients, and I have only found a few companies that market these top-of-the line products. It is important to take supplements in a form that allows the maximum amount of nutrients to be absorbed. The amount of herbal nutritional contents listed on a label doesn't tell the whole story and can be misleading, because what's important is not the nutritional content listed on the label, but how much of that nutrient or herb is actually absorbed into the cells of the body. Most supplements depend on dry, form tablets or capsules to deliver vital nutrients. When compared to liquid supplements, dry tablets and capsules dissolve slower and often contain binders, fillers, yeast, alcohol, corn, soy, dairy and other allergenic substances that must pass through the digestive tract, leaving only a minimal amount of the active product to be absorbed by the body. When you swallow a pill or tablet, less than 10 to 15% of the nutrient actually gets into your blood stream, and the rest is processed and excreted as waste. Nutrient absorption from a transdermal patch is 45%, and intramuscular injection is about 80%. According to the Physicians Desk Reference for Non-Prescription Drugs, 1997, pg. 632; 676, the superior absorption of pure, powdered substance mixed and suspended in liquid, uses ionic or micro dispersions of ingredients in minute particles smaller than 0.3 microns, which easily pass through the oral mucous membrane. Supplements with this delivery system are desirable because they are in a form that is similar to what the body is accustomed to. These liquid supplements can also mix both fat-soluble and water-soluble ingredients without separating, solidifying or becoming cloudy, and within minutes, the supplement is totally dispersed throughout every cell of the body. Inter-oral absorption Nutriceuticals, nutrients and herbs that have a proven pharmacological effect on the body are more effective when delivered directly to the blood in a spray by means of interoral absorption (alpha-lingual). These substances are like sublinguals in that they bypass the gastrointestinal tract and its many limitations, and have added absorption because the spray disperses the nutrients to the cheeks and under the tongue. Intra oral absorption is achieved when very tiny beads or droplets of an herb or nutrient are taken into the body through the tissue lining of the mouth or nose. Blood capillaries are extremely close to the surface in these areas in the mouth, so with this delivery, nutrients and herbs are readily absorbed into the blood stream. The supplements go from the mouth to the carotid artery, to the brain and then on to the major organs nourishing the heart, liver, spleen and kidneys within 22 to 30 seconds. With oral sprays, since there are no pills or gel caps to swallow and no water required, they are very convenient to use - you can take them anywhere in a purse or pocket. Heart patients now carry their nitro-glycerin in a spray bottle instead of sublingual capsules because the spray is so much faster, more efficient and convenient. Replace all those bottles that lurk in your medicine cabinet today with these simple herbal nutriceutical products. You won't have to worry about having too many tempting bottles 146

for young children to get into or having an elderly parent get confused as to which to take, and these products are safe and extremely effective. Liposome delivery systems Medical experts prefer liposome, an advanced liquid delivery system, which makes it possible to obtain up to 90% absorption in a matter of seconds when taken sublingually (under the tongue). Liposomes are tiny multi-layered spheres made of soy lecithin. These are 1/50th the diameter of a human hair and are able to easily deliver water soluble and fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to the bloodstream. The billions of liposomes penetrate the mucosal tissue of the mouth or skin and the nutrients are released into the bloodstream. This path bypasses the digestive system, which is important because stomach acids destroy many nutrients, and nutrients are broken down prematurely in the liver. Liposomes taken orally or rubbed into the skin increase absorption of supplements, and act longer in the body, enhancing bioavailability. A new type olf liposome called "Q somes' can combine the active ingredients without the need for pressure or heat. This can improve the effectiveness of the product, since the active ingredients remain intack. Another special property of the new patent pending "Q somes" is the ability to concentrate the liposome from the typical thousands of tiny spheres to millions and in some cases billions of tiny spheres that usher in the active ingredients into the blood stream.

Suggestions for Use

I have found the best way to be consistent about taking my supplements is to carry a multi-compartment supplement box or utility container with me at all times. Top natural bodybuilders like Skip LaCour, use a supplement container packed in the Slim tote for convenience and easy, frequent access, and I have found this is the best way to keep my supplements where I need them during the day. Following is a guideline of vitamins and minerals found in foods and their role in good nutrition. While the RDAs listed on supplements are a starting point, our safe ranges are based on medical research reports of deficiency from sub-optimal levels and on toxicity from overuse of supplements. Sublingual, spray, liposome, ionic, and colloidal supplements can be taken in dosages at the lowest range on the scale because they are absorbed more efficiently.

SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTAL DAILY RANGES

VITAMINS & MINERALS Beta-Carotene A Calcium B-12 Magnesium B-1 Iron B-2 5,000 to 10,000 I.U. 300 to 800 mg 4 to 24 mcg. 200 to 450 mg. 2 to 100 mcg. 10 to 18 mg. 2 to 100 mcg. 147

Potassium B-3 Selenium B-6 Zinc Folic Acid Pantothenic Acid C D E

800 to 2500 mg. 15 to 100 mcg. 50 to 100 mcg. 2 to 25 mg. 15 to 25 mg. 100 to 400 mcg. 5 to 30 mg. 50 to 500 mg. 50 to 400 I.U. 10 to 400 I.U.

Storing vitamins, minerals and nutrients Don't worry if you can't eat all of the variety of foods we suggest in this book. By eating some variety and alternating the foods you eat from day to day, you won't have to worry about deficiencies because your body has a great storage capacity. If you're not getting a constant supply of potassium, the body can store it for one to two days. Iron can be stored for four to five months, vitamin A from one to two years, vitamin B from ten to twenty years (although alcohol rapidly depletes storage), and vitamin B-3 has storage of two to three months. Since you can store calcium from ten to twenty years, especially in the bones, you don't have to take it in every day because the foods we recommend have an ability to provide you with enough calcium. Of course, you don't want to deplete your calcium, otherwise the result will be weakened bones later in life. Sodium can be stored about two to three days and the problem here is excessive sodium intake. Your body needs about one to two grams per day, and we get all we need from whole, natural foods. If you eat packaged foods that have sodium added, you'll probably add another one to two grams a day, but this is still a low-sodium diet. On our water rich plan you can add 2 to 4 grams of salt (1/2 teaspoon) to your food to stay in balance, but it is best not to exceed six grams of total sodium per day. Amounts exceeding ten grams or more can cause you to retain fluid and have other side effects. Add sodium to your diet when you're exercising more and also during warm temperatures or in dry climates, because you must also increase your water intake. The body will adapt and adjust itself to conserve sodium and water as necessary, provided you consume at least half your body weight in oz of water, or 75 to 100 oz per day. Water can be stored in the body for about four days, and interestingly enough, has been recently shown to have an affect on endurance levels. According to recent research, it was discovered that when one group of athletes were deprived of water before exercising, they would fatigue much more quickly. A second group was allowed to drink extra water before and during exercise, and they lasted the longest. A third group of athletes, who could only drink water when they were thirsty during exercise, lasted an intermediate amount of time. Carbohydrates can only be stored for a few hours, which is why it's important to eat frequent, small meals. If you don't eat frequent, small meals, your blood sugar, or glucose levels may drop, which can cause a hypoglycemic reaction, making you fatigued and tired. At this point, it's hard to get the glucose back to a good range. Since complex carbohydrates are burned so efficiently and cleanly, you'll probably be eating at least four

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or five meals instead of the traditional three. It's okay to eat between main meals and you should plan to do so if you want constant energy throughout the day. Unlike carbohydrates, fat can be stored a significant amount of time in the body. If you were starving in the desert, you would be able to live off of your stored fat for at least six to seven weeks. Some people tell me they feel that they store fat longer than six or seven weeks and wish they didn't store fat so effectively. The good news is that protein is also stored for about six to seven weeks and we get a good source of protein with all necessary amino acids from our whole, natural foods. If you feel that you still need more protein in your diet, add protein powders derived from soy, rice or vegetable sprouts.

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15 Maximizing Sexual Performance With Phytochemicals

Sexual rejuvenation: is there a better solution than Viagra? Is your sex life or desire for sex declining compared to where it was at age 20? Women, do you have less satisfaction with sex? Do you have uncomfortable intercourse associated with dry or reduced vaginal lubrication? Men, are you finding a decrease in spontaneous early morning erections? Are you experiencing a decrease in fullness of erections and volume of ejaculate? Do you have difficulty in starting an erection or in maintaining a full erection? Sexual impotency is a critical problem for millions of men, and we have been hearing a lot in the press about prescription drugs used for sexual performance. Impotency is so common in our country because of the fact that clogged arteries and high levels of cholesterol developed from eating the typical American diet narrow the arteries to the male organ. Diabetes, nerve damage or blood pressure medications can also cause impotency because the medications reduce blood flow so much that a man can't achieve an erection. The prescription drug Viagra, will help a patient regain short-term sexual potency by providing extra blood flow to the penis, however, it can cause side effects such as headaches, changes in vision and even risk of death in some frail people. The drug is a temporary solution to an alarm that aging is setting in prematurely. Correct the weakness caused by aging and you can restore potency and vitality. If you want to be a peak performer, I have found natural phytochemicals, herbs, hormone replacements, oral Hgh and growth factors better than taking Viagra all night! If you compare Viagra to long-term, consistent use of these natural products, you'll discover what 75% of the men tested have: there is an absolute increase in physical capacity, sexual endurance, and firmness of erection from using natural phytochemicals. Similar studies with Viagra, comparing erections but not sexual enjoyment or satisfaction, show a similar percentage of improved erections during sex. However, Viagra is not natural, so you are much safer replacing natural hormones and phytochemicals. Many women also report improvement in sexual sensitivity and ease of having orgasm when taking human growth hormone (Hgh) and the products, that restore testosterone, clear harmful types of estrogens and enzymes that interfer with sexual performance (see index for products that enhance sex) . Ronald Klatz, M.D., Author of Grow Young with HGH said, "Hgh and testosterone might be the most powerful aphrodisiac ever discovered, and they bring back a zest for life that many people thought was lost forever." In clinical studies reported by the anti-aging doctors Edmond Chein and Cass Terry, men given Hgh via injection reported a 75% increase in sexual frequency and potency for erection and a 62% increase in duration of erection. Women reported more interest in sex and enjoyment of orgasms as well as more lubrication to offset vaginal dryness associated with aging. 58% of the women also reported fewer hot flashes and 39% reported improvement in menstrual cycle regulation.

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Numerous men and women are reporting similar results within 90 days of using Hgh and herbs to restore testosterone, enhance libido and sexual desire. If you truly want to measure youth, think about how you functioned sexually when you were 20 years old. When youthful hormone levels are restored at the age of 40, 50, 60 or 70 and sexual function, energy, libido, and strength of function all increase, something important is going on. Those who have tried everything including drugs, find they no longer need the drugs to function after using Hgh and testosterone. When other improvements such as accelerated and increased nail and hair growth and enhanced muscle tone become apparent, there is no question the product is working. Testosterone, DHEA, Hgh and the libido Testosterone is regulated by LHRH - (Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone), which directs testosterone to give you sexual desires and conversely, depressed testosterone levels can be a cause of impotency. Studies show that men with high testosterone levels live longer, healthier lives while maintaining sexual potency. In Dr. Chin & Dr. Terry's study mentioned earlier, men past the age of 40 restored their hormone levels and could function sexually as if they were twenty years younger. This proves that Hgh, testosterone, progesterone and DHEA are the ultimate aphrodisiacs. It is testosterone, not estrogen that causes the heightened erotic sensitivity of the clitoris, breasts, and nipples. In women, testosterone improves self-confidence and serves as an anti-depressant. It also encourages a woman to go after a man and makes it easier for her to be more sexual, more responsive and assertive. A 73-year-old doctor I recently spoke to said, "I take testosterone because I want to feel the same way I did when I was in my prime. I want to have the same sexuality that I did when I was young. I want to maintain my muscle strength - I want to feel vital. Testosterone makes it all possible." Frequency of orgasm in males based on age A recent survey of over 4,000 males showed a 50% difference in the frequency of orgasms between different age groups. These are the results from the study: AGE AVERAGE MONTHLY ORGASMS 20 to 39 years old 9 to 10 40 to 49 years old 7 50 to 59 years old 5 59 to 79 years old 3 An orgasm more than twice daily seems to draw on the man's nerve energy, and dramatically reduces recuperative powers. Fortunately, 60 orgasms a month is above the study group's average, and it's unlikely that you'll have to worry about curbing your sexual appetite if we recommend that you have less than three orgasms a day! Try having five to six orgasms a day and you will notice a reduction in your recuperative powers. As proof, your sleep requirements go up with frequent orgasms. Your ability to overcome simple illnesses like colds and flu is affected by excessive orgasms as well, and you will notice it takes longer to become symptom free. Your immune system, life systems and muscle building depends on the same adaptive energies that are released after having an orgasm, so leave yourself some energy!

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Decline of sexual activity in women over 35 According to the American Journal of Medicine 1995; 98(1A), over 86% of women past the age of 45 report a decline in libido and sexual activity, and many women report a decline in sexual interest as early as the late thirties. This directly corresponds to a drop in their testosterone levels. During a two-year study in postmenopausal women over the age of 60, the patients were given 1 mg of testosterone in cream applied to the skin daily for 30 days. This increased their free testosterone to upper levels corresponding to ovulating women at approximately 23 years of age. The women in the study also experienced a dramatic improvement in libido, intensity of orgasm, sexual arousal, satisfaction, pleasure, and frequency of fantasies when compared to placebo. Women given a 50 mg testosterone pellet implanted in the abdomen, had a restored libido in 10 to 14 days, and this level lasted for 3 to 6 months without development of male secondary sexual characteristics (virilizing side effects). The best response to this treatment was in women over the age of 30 with deficient levels of testosterone - Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism June 1999: 84: p. 1886. According to this study, reasons for a decline in testosterone were aging of the adrenal gland, reduced ovarian secretion of testosterone production after age 30, or use of an oral contraceptive pill. Additionally, use of estrogen replacement therapy - which suppresses LH-hormone, thereby increasing binding globulin that interferes with free testosterone - was also responsible. Other reasons for decline in testosterone were the surgical removal of ovaries, chemotherapy, or radiation. Anti-aging specialist, Dr. Eugene Shippen helped a lady named Janice who had a hysterectomy following uterine cancer and who had also had radiation, bladder leakage, and a thinning vaginal lining, which caused painful intercourse. In just a few weeks following the use of pure testosterone and natural estrogen cream applied to the vaginal area, she had greater energy throughout the day. She also felt stronger and began to feel sexual desire again. After the treatment her vagina became pink, moist and as strong as when she was young, and it became possible again for her to have intercourse with her husband without pain. Healthy sexual tissue, lubrication and Kegel exercise Women can adjust for vaginal dryness which sometimes comes from menopause, by using vegetable or fruit oils such as coconut, apricot kernel, safflower, baby oil or Vitamin E oil to reduce the thinning of the vaginal wall. DON'T TAKE THE OIL ORALLY! K-Y Jelly can be used, but it may dry too quickly. Also, avoid oils containing alcohol, Vaseline or petroleum jelly since they can cause infection or irritation. The use of "Astroglide" lubricant is one of the best for smooth intercourse because it provides sufficient protection from friction during long lovemaking sessions.. Have your significant other apply the oil or gel to the length of your vagina. Urinary incontinence can occur from a weak PC (pubococcygeus) muscle. This "love muscle" can be exercised by sexual intercourse or by doing exercises that squeeze the vagina as though trying to stop the flow of urine, as in Kegel exercises. Squeeze and relax the muscle as rapidly as you can and end with a long, sustained contraction. These

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exercises must be performed daily - at least 200 contractions per day. Do 20 squeezes 10 times a day, at home, at the office, watching TV, etc. According to Dr. Kegel, these exercises have replaced the need for certain types of surgery in most women, and the exercises also help to increase the intensity of orgasm. Men can also exercise their PC muscle and improve the pleasure and sensitivity of their orgasm with similar exercises. Free testosterone is the key to sex and health The combination of bound and free testosterone is total testosterone, but very often, doctors mistakenly check only total testosterone. From a sexual and healthy muscledensity vs. fat ratio point of view however, it is the free testosterone that is the only biologically active part. The free testosterone is very active when it is weakly bound to albumin protein. If you have above normal total testosterone levels, but below normal free testosterone, your sex drive will probably be sluggish or nonexistent and your body fat will increase. Unfortunately, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) binds testosterone as we age, and this causes most men to have a drop in testosterone in their later years. To make matters worse, testosterone begins to aromatize or convert into estrogen, causing a further decline, but the good news is we can correct these hormone imbalances.

Four causes of Erectile Dysfunction

There are four common causes for erection failure: psychological, vascular, hormonal and enzyme-interference associated with aging. Vascular Vascular disorders are the most common causes of penile erection dysfunction. High cholesterol levels will clog arteries that bring blood to the penis and can also create leaks in the venous system causing blood in the shaft of the penis to drain out prematurely. The best solution for clogged arteries in this situation is to change to a cholesterolfree, vegetarian diet, take soluble fibers, reduce alcohol, stop smoking (especially before sex), increase free testosterone to reduce atherosclerosis and see a doctor for treatment. Psychological The second most common cause of impotency is psychological. Without exception, all healthy males get erections every night, mostly during the REM dream stage of sleep, and these erections are not stimulated by or associated with the content of dreams. Erections occur in cycles lasting about 30 minutes (although the penis is not fully erect the entire time) and the penis of a medically fit man erects more than 10 times a night! If a man gets an erection early in the morning, he can rest assured that his penis is in good working order. However, assuming random erections occur, if he is not having good erections during sex, most of the time the difficulty is psychological, hormonal, or related to enzyme interference. Hormonal Hormonal disorders are the third common cause of erection failure. Diabetes, overactive or under-active thyroid, imbalanced Hgh or testosterone levels, or high estrogen levels can cause erection failure. Fortunately, a saliva or blood can test can 153

reveal these hormone disorders and the good news is that simply restoring hormone levels to normal can solve these erection problems. Enzyme Interference Certain enzymes increase in men as they get older, and this increase stops or interferes with the erection process. PDE-5 is an enzyme that decreases erection, and this is important during youth. Young men get aroused easily, but it may not always be the appropriate time to have an erection, so PDE-5 helps correct this potentially embarrassing situation. However, as you get older levels of this enzyme may increases too much, blunting sexual ability. We have discovered the natural phytochemicals that actually clear the PDE-5 enzyme and allow men of all ages to full enjoy sex again. We are recommending the daily use of a product called Sensual Performance which can also be taken about one or two hours before intimacy. Men who also have restored their testosterone levels and lowered their estrogen levels by using the products called Strength and Romance and Sensual Energy find all of these improvements are an amazing combination.

Natural treatments to restore complete sexual function

Herbs for increased sexual stamina The Korean doctor, Peter Yoon, recommends his patients use natural growth factors, for sexual problems, impotence, infertility and menopause in women. Natural growth factors and herbs also help men to increase sexual power in order to overcome erectile dysfunction. Chinese and Korean cultures were using growth factors and herbs 10,000 years ago, and the Chinese have used deer antler for over 2,000 years specifically for male potency. After using herbs that restore blood flow to the sexual organs combined with deer antler, men have reported being able to maintain an erection even after ejaculation, allowing more staying power. Ginseng and various herbs are considered a super aphrodisiac, and are helpful for loss of sex drive, and also to increase intensity of orgasm in women. In twenty years of research I have studied and tried almost every kind of natural enhancing or performance agent on the market, and I have spent the last five years formulating the ultimate products in each category of anti-aging. In the past, the market had produced so many inferior products and disappointments to the public, but the technology and science in phytochemical ingredients with advanced delivery systems now exists. It has been my goal to corner the market and create products that really do have the potency and deliver their claim of awesome results. Sensual Performance, Strength and Romance, and Sensual Energy listed in the appendix, are exciting products because they contain actual ingredients that assist or intensify erectile function in men and clitoral stimulation and arousal in women. Our first big success came out September 11, 2001 in a product I called Strength and Romance. It has outperformed every expectation, such as increased libido, orgasmic intensity for both men and women, firming the body and building of lean mass. We have experienced record sales because the product has helped men and women to feel good, feel sexy and look better. When we combined this with two other key

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products in our research, the combination sold better than anything we have ever promoted. When Grow Young and Slim, Inc. released the two new products, Sensual Performance and Sensual Energy to several doctors at the A4M (American Academy of Anti aging Medicine) conference in December 2001, we were among the most popular booth at the event. The erection process Let me explain how erections work in men. When we were younger between 12 and 22 we could brush up against a pretty girl or see an erotic sight, or think of something sexy and almost immediately get a strong, firm erection that could last for a long period of time. Fortunately the enzyme PDE-5 controls or prevents excessive occurrence of erections, otherwise we would never have any relief or get anything done. The male penis is made up of three separate chambers. One chamber you urinate and ejaculate from, and the other two are erectile tissue. When men get excited and have an erection, nitric oxide increases and stimulates the production of cyclic GMP, which allows the muscles in the penis to relax and let blood in, filling the chambers in the penis until it is fully engorged and erect. The more blood that fills and stays in the chambers, the larger and firmer the penis becomes. As I said earlier, as men age, this PDE-5 enzyme that normally protects us from having erections at inappropriate times actually builds up to seriously high levels and kills almost any erection we get, even when we want one! In men past the age of 30, high levels of PDE-5 actually eats up or digests the cyclic GMP chemical responsible for erections. A man can get an erection by becoming aroused, but within seconds PDE ­5 deflates and stops the erection almost every time. The makers of prescription products found a way to clear PDE-5, but these prescription pills use up the supply of nitric oxide with each use and they can't restore nitric oxide and cyclic GMP to healthy levels. It is nitric oxide that refuels the cyclic GMP to relax the smooth muscles in the penis and clitoris, allowing blood to engorge or fill the chambers to increase firmness and sensitivity. In addition the pills are expensive, may cause negative side effects and their effectiveness eventually begins to decrease. The great news is that we have discovered natural phytochemicals that get to the cause of the problem by clearing away most of the PDE-5 enzyme and we have used them to create the Sensual Performance product. Taking one of these tablets one or two hours before sex can have a profoundly beneficial effect on your sex life. Also the product works as well with each future use because nitric oxide is being resupplied. We have had reports from our male clients aged 29 to 70 years old that they are getting the hardest and best erections of their life! All without any side effects, except an occasional headache and nasal stuffiness from taking too many tablets. You really only need two tablets, and some men do just fine with one tablet. Men have used more than two to see what would happen, probably hoping for an continuous erection , but we have found that it is best to space them out during a 12 hour period, otherwise they will create too much potency. Women have being using this product with rather incredible sensations of arousal and increased intensity during sexual relations, especially if they also use the Strength and Romance product. Since women have a similar but more elaborate cycle of arousal,

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we have included ingredients in these products that work wonders for both women and men. Tips for taking "Sensual Performance" As a preventative measure we suggest taking one tablet a day, either morning or night even if you don't have sex that day, just to clear the harmful enzyme PDE-5 that interferes with normal sex and well-being. When you plan to enjoy sex, take one or two tablets one or two hours before or just when you start foreplay. If you plan to drink alcohol, then take the one tablet three hours before and one more at the time of sex. The product won't work if you take the tablets and do something distracting such as go to dinner waiting for an erection to occur without engaging in foreplay. Without any sexual stimulation the product won't work, since the cycle of sex requires sexual stimulation for best results. Combining products In addition to regular use of the Sensual Performance tablets, Strength and Romance cream and new Sensual Energy cream can be applied every morning and night. It is the perfect way to fire up intense feelings of arousal, and for active couples to strengthen a committed relationship. This combination also has ingredients that restore nitric oxide, something the drug Viagra never claimed to do. With these three products we have touched upon every possible pathway that affects male and female sexual interest, response and satisfaction. In addition, you can expect some incredible improvements in others areas affecting your health in a positive fashion such as feeling euphoric, happy, motivated, excited about life, in addition to increased strength and energy in the gym and bedroom. The ideal formula for better sex and satisfaction would be to use our original product Strength and Romance cream (builds up over 3 to 8 week period) on a daily basis. Take Sensual Performance every day or at least just prior to sex, and use the new Sensual Energy cream to enhance pheromone and love feelings. Check the index for information on how to order products. Using diet to improve sexual function The most common causes of sexual dysfunction can be overcome by correcting diet and hormones. Stick to the Grow Young and Slim Plan and avoid high cholesterol foods like meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and cheese and replace them with fresh vegetables, fruit, rice, beans and sprouts. The reason these diet principles work so well to restore sexual function is because they get to the cause of aging. Adequate blood flow is essential for normal sexual relations into advanced ages, and as I've mentioned, clogged arteries caused by a diet of animal products is the leading cause of impotency. In parts of Japan, when farmers retire at the age of 65 or 70, it's very common for the men to take a bride of age 20 to 30 and begin a family. Their diet of rice, grains, vegetables and fruit with very little meat, and virtually no eggs or dairy products allows the men to maintain healthy circulation free of any cholesterol plaques in their arteries. These men also live long enough - age 80 to 100 - to raise their children and see them graduate from college. In contrast, the typical American male senior citizen gets married at age 30, is unable to enjoy sex by age 55 and dies prematurely at age 70. In American

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men and women, the very high death rate from heart attacks and strokes is due to high cholesterol, high fat diets.

More hormones to improve sexual function

Phenyl ethylamine (PEA) is the hormone that is released when you see someone you're interested in, causing attraction to the opposite sex. We have located a natural algae source that is highly concentrated and gives a feeling of love and euphoria, and we have added it to Sensual Energy. PEA can also raise dopamine levels. Dopamine increases receptivity to pleasure. It allows us to recognize, seek and pursue pleasure, and it increases inspiration, motivation and anticipation. Dopamine increases sex drive in both men and women and creates an urgent desire for the pleasure of sex, and it facilitates orgasms and allows you to feel love and be addicted (in a healthy way) to the person you love. Dopamine also decreases cravings for alcohol and other abused substances such as cocaine. It can improve alertness and energy and has been used to treat Parkinson's disease and addictions, including addiction to food. We use the L-Dopa pathway with natural herbs to increase dopamine. Just as with most hormones you don't want levels to be too high or too low. People with high dopamine levels caused by diet pills or amphetamines can have a greater tendency towards schizophrenia and in men, premature ejaculation may occur. People with low dopamine levels cannot feel love or attachment to another. Serotonin at a high level initially relaxes and decreases defensiveness, improving sexual compliance, desire, and responsiveness by taking away anxiety and resistance. However, once the elevated serotonin levels reach a set point, interest in sex is reduced and orgasm is inhibited in both sexes. Low serotonin levels caused by diet pills can increase aggression and excessive sexual aberrations. Diet pills and amphetamines tend to reduce serotonin so much that behaviors such as promiscuity, compulsive masturbation, and sadomasochistic fantasies become commonplace. With a combination of 5-HTP and L-Dopa derived from Mucuna Pruriens in our product, Doctors Growth Hormone, we see serotonin restored to better levels. This improved serotonin level helps overcome depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. Oxytocin increases during touch, creating bonding and a feeling of love. Oxytocin increases to levels three to five times higher than usual just before orgasm and ejaculation. Men become sleepy after sexual release because they aren't used to as much oxytocin as women are. Oxytocin increases ejaculate volume, sperm count and also speeds ejaculation. The yawning reflex is related to sexual arousal and the penile erection, and after a yawn penile sensitivity is enhanced. Maybe in primordial times when people yawned it was a cue to go to bed together! Stimulation of male and female nipples increases oxytocin levels and arousal. The oxytocin spray called Syntocinon used for stimulating breast-feeding can cause the nipples to stand erect, like erectile tissue of the penis or clitoris. Oxytocin also makes a woman want vaginal penetration, and contact between the penis and vagina releases oxytocin in both males and females. Estrogen combined with oxytocin creates a need to cuddle and experience attachment and physical bonding. Since women have much higher levels of estrogen than men, they generally have a stronger need for attachment. Vasopressin is a peptide-like hormone that, according to Dr. Theresa Crenshaw, author of The Alchemy of Love and Lust bonds and enhances parenting feelings. Vasopressin increases prior to ejaculation and remains high throughout orgasm. It primes 157

a person for orgasm and increases as a result of arousal. The vasopressin spray called Desmopressin provides the peptides that inspire sensitivity, orgasm and firmer erections. L-Arginine is an amino acid, which when taken in dosages of 3-6 grams a day, can restore part of the nitric oxide cycle necessary for achieving erection, according to Julian Whitaker M.D. Be sure to take L-Lysine with L-Arginine if you tend to develop fever blisters or herpes because a proper balance is necessary in order to have proper immune system function.

Herbs to improve sexual function

Avena Sativa comes from sprouted green oats, and is an herb that removes sex hormone binding globulin and releases free testosterone. It is available in both capsule form and sublingual liquid form. Its powerful sexual enhancing and anti aging-powers were first discovered in China where it was found that when the colorful carp kept in ponds were fed green oats, they became lively, mated, and multiplied. The Chinese herbalists tried the green oats and they noticed they became lively and frisky, too! Even the saying "sow your wild oats" has been part of language since biblical times. Studies in Hungary showed that men given Avena Sativa had an increased excretion of testosterone in the urine, indicating an increase in free testosterone. Women already fairly comfortable with sex noticed increased intensity of orgasms and more desire to have sex with their mate, and women who were not in a relationship and not comfortable with sex, reported becoming irritable when using Avena Sativa. It is no surprise that women who had no outlet for their increased sexual energies became irritable. In this type of situation, it is best to use the green oats to divert sexual energy into exercise or work. Epimedium Sagittatum is an herb that is sometimes referred to as "Horny Goat.", According to sexologist Patti Britton, it is an ancient Chinese remedy for restoring sexual performance and sexual appetite. Some people have referred to this as an herbal sex ingredient, because it enhances erection in men and stimulates sexual function in women. When Epimedium Sagittatum is used in combination with Avena Sativa and Tribulus Terrestris fruit, it has been shown to help men and women enhance their love lives and relationships. Give these herbs about two to four weeks to build up and restore your testosterone, and you will feel the difference! Many women say that by taking herbs like avena sativa, epimedium sagittatum, and using testosterone cream, they feel more womanly. Restoring free testosterone and libido In most people, natural herbs and vitamins restore youthful testosterone levels. My free testosterone increased dramatically within four weeks using herbs including avena sativa, saw palmetto, nettles and ionic minerals with zinc. When I tested my free testosterone level at age 41, it was severely deficient, and prior to taking these herbs and minerals I had almost a complete loss of interest in sex, even though I could achieve erection and perform intercourse. I was surprised to find that after only 4 weeks, I experienced a healthy increase in libido, strength and muscle density while taking the herbs! I tested my blood again and my testosterone had risen to a level ideal for a 20 year-old man. I continue to take my herbs, natural hormones and minerals, improving every year as I age healthfully. I suggest adding these herbs with natural hormones during times of increased training for competition or increased sex activity. 158

Protect the prostate, prevent hair loss and acne Beta Sistosterol (concentrated extract of Saw palmetto) in dosages of 160 mg morning and night will benefit men with enlarged prostate and male pattern baldness. Saw palmetto inhibits the effects of 5-alpha reductase, protects the prostate and reduces hair loss. We use the Beta Sistosterol in place of saw palmetto with better results, and beta sistosterol also helps keep DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in a free, non-binding, balanced state preventing the conversion of testosterone to DHT, which helps to avoid any negative affects of acne, balding, virilizing effects or prostate enlargement. Also, relieving an enlarged prostate may help impotent men attain an erection. Eugene Shippen, M.D. is convinced that men with prostate problems actually need testosterone replacement with saw palmetto. He has seen a number of men who have improved and reduced symptoms associated with enlarged prostate once their testosterone levels normalize. He gave the example of a sixty-six year old man named Sam, who had a decline in sex function, waning energy, and persistent urinary problems, including getting up in the middle of the night to urinate constantly following bypass surgery for clogged arteries. Dr. Shippen put Sam on Saw palmetto, which helped decrease the frequency and increased the flow of urination, but the biggest improvement occurred after Dr. Shippen prescribed a daily dose of testosterone. After only a few weeks, Sam was urinating less often and had better muscle control. Sam's sex life got much better, and he was sometimes able to make love twice in one day. He felt stronger, had more stamina, a better golf game, and more energy overall. Zinc restores ejaculate and testosterone. It inhibits the aromatase enzyme that converts testosterone into excess estrogen, and also increases total testosterone production. Nearly 15 mg of zinc is lost with each ejaculation during sex, so it's important to take a highly absorbable form of zinc to replace this loss. Many men can restore a normal balance of testosterone to estrogen with 50 mg of zinc gluconate twice daily until there are improvements in libido and nighttime erections. Once this occurs, the zinc intake can be reduced to 50 mg of zinc once a day. To balance zinc, take 50 mg manganese gluconate a day and eat more tropical fruits like mangos and pineapples, which are rich in manganese. Many people have tried oysters, which are high in zinc and are supposed to influence libido. Aphrodisiacs and sexual aids that don't work Many books including those by famous authors have suggested the use of wine or alcohol as sexual aids, and although this might initially reduce inhibition, the truth is that intoxication is a depressant that can cause impotency. There are countless other substances people over the centuries have tried as aphrodisiacs or sexual aids. People have used dried penises of tigers, deer, seals and beavers, elephant semen, fried tarantula, and Spanish beetle fly. However, we wouldn't recommend trying any of these for obvious reasons, and especially because they don't work. Spices such as garlic are used to increase sexual fun in Egypt, Greece and Italy, and in medieval times, women used the herb rosemary to scent their bathwater hoping to lure men to their beds. Cloves, ginger, and nutmeg have been used since the third century in China and other Asian countries, and almost every kind of vegetable including asparagus, chilies, carrots, and celery has been used to enhance love. Even tomatoes were called love apples during the 159

Renaissance, and mushrooms and pine nuts are still popular in the Mediterranean as a love enhancer. The Hindu mention onions as an aphrodisiac, and truffles and edible fungi were used in ancient Rome. Artichokes are reputed to stimulate the desire for lovemaking and balsamic vinegar was popular for the same reason during the 1800's. The Spanish word vanilla is derivative of vagina, and chocolate was made popular as a source of sexual arousal by the movie "Chocolat". Chocolate does have traces of the "love at first site" hormone PEA, however the amount is not enough to stimulate the love emotion, aside from feeling good about getting a gift that tastes good. Fruit, cherries, strawberries, dates, figs can be romantic to feed our lover, yet there is no evidence they create desire.

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16 Sexual Techniques to Satisfy Your Partner Every Time

Please do not read this chapter if you will be offended by the discussion of sex. In this chapter you will learn: · How to improve relationships by intensifying sensual performance and extending youthful sexual capabilities · How to increase frequency of sex by 75% · How to increase sex drive, arousal, sexual energy and passion 3. How to satisfy women and enhance the intensity of their orgasms Nearly every man I know considers himself to be a good lover, yet according to "The Hite Report" and other more recent surveys, over 75% of women say that men need to improve their lovemaking techniques. Do you want to know what women secretly say behind their lovers' backs? 85% of women say they NEVER achieve an orgasm during sex, 72% say they FAKED orgasms they never had and 67% say they're unhappy with the limited technique of straight intercourse without sufficient foreplay. Satisfy the female partner first First we're going to give you men very specific techniques to be the best lover your mate has ever had. Women, we will also give you suggestions for what comes more naturally to you. We will start with what I call "rules of sexual etiquette." Men, you must always, I mean always satisfy your women first, and not just once but several times, prior to satisfying yourself. Woman often enjoy alternating between oral sex and sexual intercourse to intensify their orgasmic experience with their mate. However, some women may become frustrated if you stop oral sex too soon and switch to intercourse, without having at least one orgasm from oral sex. According to the sex researchers Masters and Johnson, the appearance of erect nipples, flushed cheeks or heavy breathing are rarely an indication that an orgasm has taken place. You may ask, "How do I know if she is really reaching orgasm if statistics clearly establish that 72% of women have to fake orgasm most of the time?" How to detect a real orgasm from a fake orgasm One physical response happens virtually every time a woman achieves orgasm. By putting your finger at the base of your female partner's anal sphincter, you can detect rapid contraction of the muscle, which lasts for several seconds during orgasm. The truth is that sphincter contractions are the only proof of a true and not a faked female orgasm, so if you are giving your partner oral sex or using a vibrator on her, you can put your little finger on the top or bottom of her anus without distracting her, especially if at the time she is deep into what appears an orgasm (heavy breathing and moaning). To insure sparks fly, put your index finger of your other hand deep into her vagina at the top of the wall and stimulate her G-Spot while she is having a clitoral orgasm. 100% effective methods to bring your partner to orgasm Masters and Johnson years ago proved that sex is more than just physical: it's emotional, a function of how stimulated your mind becomes and how your hormones react. Sexual intensity can be achieved by stimulating the clitoris with oral sex or by 161

using a vibrator on the clitoral area. Masters and Johnson used the Hitachi Magic Wand in their research laboratory with 100% successes in helping non-orgasmic women achieve physical satisfaction! Typically, women will require between 30 and 60 minutes to reach orgasm with direct stimulation of the clitoris. However, with sensual mental stimulation, such as reading a romance novel prior to sex, or reading her a sexy passage during sex (if she is highly auditory and likes to hear you during sex) combined with proper stimulation of the clitoris, a woman can reach climax within four minutes! However, the time for women to climax may vary, and some women can take hours. The best way to assure a successful sexual outcome every time is to provide direct stimulation of the clitoris by using a strong plug-in type vibrator (Hitachi Magic Wand), oral sex, water sex with a direct detachment from the faucet, or finger manipulation. Women can get the best orgasms by assisting their partner to please them thoroughly with one of these methods so all performance anxiety is removed from the sex partner. It is best not to depend on a woman reaching this excited state in less than one hour, because too many factors, such as fatigue from a long day, thought distractions, negative questions or guilty thoughts can prevent reaching satisfaction. Remember, the largest sexual organ in the body is the brain, so romancing a woman prior to entering the bedroom or other location for sex will put her in the mood long before the actual physical act begins. Women want romance and passion with sex and oftentimes a woman will fake an orgasm rather than feel like this is just another thing she has on her "To-do" list. The sites of female sexuality: the clitoris and brain Many men have trouble understanding that the clitoris is the female's primary sexual organ (besides her brain), not her vagina. By gently pulling the hood back and closely examining the clitoris, it is easy to see that it is the equivalent of a small penis. Underneath the clitoris is an elaborate and extensive nerve and vascular system far more extensive than a man's external penis. This sexual receiving area is far more sensitive and capable than any man's and it is why women are able to have multiple orgasms all day long if they want, but only with the right stimulation at the right area of her body. Misconceptions and confusion about female sexuality To help men understand why sexual intercourse rarely gives enough stimulation to the clitoris, think of your partner pulling on your scrotum softly or rapidly and wait to see if you will ever achieve ejaculation. You know it will never happen until the head of the penis is stimulated directly, so why do you demand that women experience orgasm during intercourse? Granted, if you are a sexual acrobat and you get your lover in the right position to stimulate her G-spot, she may climax with a different kind of orgasm, but not the explosive, satisfying tension building and relief that she will experience with a clitoral stimulated orgasm by tongue, water or vibrator. Hormone lotions are a prelude to great sex For the first time you can both gain pleasure by giving full body caressing and massage with warmed body lotion such as Strength and Romance combined with Sensual Energy. If you have also been using the lotion every 12 hours, the morning application will absorb to the next application at night, restoring youthfully high testosterone levels,

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and when you do have sex, the build up will be more climatic, literally! These products will build your sexual energy to help you feel like having sex more often and help you achieve optimal frequency and pleasure. I guarantee you will feel the difference after using these creams daily for about two to four weeks, with added applications with each sex session. Once you rediscover your libido, you can judge how much lotion you need to use. According to Mark Hertzberg, M.D., in the British Medical Journal, 1997; 315 (7123): 1641-4), having sex more often may truly save your life. Other studies have shown that after sex, we have the highest levels of testosterone. If we make love everyday, we will maintain higher testosterone levels compared to those who have sex only once a week, which is the national average. Clearly, this is a prescription for a longer, healthier life. If you don't believe this, then consider the statistic that individuals who have the highest percentile of orgasms during the month had nearly 50% lower death rate from heart disease, our nation's number one killer. Using gifts, flowers, and dating as foreplay Foreplay is a build-up to great sex and it starts prior to physical contact; by giving flowers, and a card or other loving message to your lover. Play their favorite music and leave it on their voice mail for a reminder of your date. Busy people make the mistake of not allowing time in their life for love . Make a date with your lover, even if you've been together for years. If you set aside time and put the kids to bed or arrange for a sitter, you can proceed to the fun without inhibition. According to Romance Coach, Tana Marie, the best way to keep passion alive in your relationship is to start well outside the bedroom. Men who want to be intimate with their woman tonight should start by appreciating her this morning. Tana says that one of the major complaints she hears from women is that their mate ignores them all day long, isn't the least bit demonstrative, and then expects them to be a tiger in bed that night. Suffice it to say that this won't happen! To be fair, Tana also says she hears the same complaints from men, although not as often. Step #1 in keeping passion alive is simply showing honest and sincere appreciation for your partner - it is really that simple. One of the major complaints Tana hears from both men and women is that they feel unappreciated, taken for granted, unimportant, and worse yet, figuratively or literally ignored by their partner. Clearly, appreciation and sincere, heartfelt gratitude for what that person has done for you, how they've enhanced your life and just for being who they are, is the greatest aphrodisiac of all. Getting started Once you've set the mood, you're ready to take Sensual Performance tablets or liquid at least one or two hours before sex. Kissing is the art of love, which stimulates all the body's natural hormones and stirs that arousal phase. Take your time, kiss as if it were your very last kiss with your lover and you will both feel the difference. While kissing you can both caress each other's bodies, and allow time to build and enjoy each other. Helping build women towards climax This next part is critical and probably the most enjoyable part for both of you. Men, remember that women should always be pleased first, so here is where you move your

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lover toward her first climax. Use direct, constant, gentle and firm pressure on the clitoral area. There are different ways to do this, and finger manipulation is the least desired, because the finger is rougher than the feel of the tongue. A vibrator with a soft head, placed over her genital area or a water jet directed at this area is best. You can also get a long hose attachment from the hardware store that allows direct pressure to come from the shower faucet. Since the need for cleanliness is a common reason many women and men do not exchange oral sex, take a shower together and point the stream of water directly where it feels best on both of you. After you dry off together, head to the bedroom to begin foreplay. There are condoms that have tasty flavors and can be placed over the female anatomy to prevent the tongue from having direct contact with the vagina or you can use a small sheet of plastic wrap over the clitoris or entire vaginal area is another "safe sex" way to perform oral sex. The stimulation with "safe sex" can still be sufficient to enjoy every minute of the loving making. Oral sex techniques of the greatest lovers Among the best methods to start with during oral sex is to apply gentle long sensual strokes of the tongue with a direct, continuous pressure. Licking or sucking should be soft, sensual and light with short direct licks. Next, work your way over the hood of the clitoris with short, faster licks. After about 15 minutes, your lover may be ready to enjoy spreading her vaginal lips and applying even more direct pressure on the clitoral area. Use very short licks alternating with long and circular licks. I have timed the ideal number of licks to be between 2 licks per 5 seconds (slow) to nearly 15 licks per every 5 seconds (fast). Use the faster pace as long as your mate is enjoying the feeling, and vary the pressure and pace of your licks and sucks. Lick under the hood at the bottom of the clitoris with your tongue lubricated well with saliva and lick the length of the hood and clitoris to find the spots that delight her most. Alternate between straight licking, sucking and very light bites or nibbles with your lips. Take the whole clitoris in your mouth, sucking in with the tongue at the bottom as your lips gently suck. Lick the entire length of the clitoris and pay attention so you can find which area feels best to her. Have your mate guide you where it feels best. This technique will take some practice, focus and controlled breathing on your part while you lick. You will find your tongue and mouth get stronger with each session, like any other muscle training. Your partner may feel that she is taking too long to come, so if this is the case, assure her that her pleasure is your pleasure and the wait will be worth it. Watch your partner closely for any discomfort, especially if you notice her clenching her hands too tightly or pulling her body away from you. If she is pulling away, apply less pressure, move your tongue around the clitoris, and not right on the tip because it may be too sensitive. If your lover is lying there lifeless, she is either very tired from another rough day or she is not getting enough stimulation from your tongue. Be patient with your lover, and at these times your communication between each other doesn't have to be verbal, it can be by touch of your fingers on his head to move him to the right places where it feels best. If your lover tends to have "self doubt" talking going on in their head, a session of oral sex could last as long as one hour or more. Enjoy it, put on some of your favorite sensual music, candles, and be sure to not make her feel pressure to reach orgasm within a certain amount of time.

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You will find that after about 20 to 30 minutes of "good oral sex" that nearly 100 % will achieve orgasm as evidenced by placing a finger over the sphincter area and feeling the contractions at the time of true orgasm. Some women will try to stop you from continuing with oral sex before they have had sufficient time to climax, or they may ask you to begin intercourse before she has even climaxed once. Resist this temptation because this new way of making love will be incredibly satisfying when you actually have intercourse after she has climaxed. The G-Spot adds icing to the cake, or cake to the icing Try manipulating the G-spot, which is located on the upper wall of the vagina. To do this, imagine a clock on the wall of the vagina and insert your finger up high enough in the vagina, between the 11 and 1 positions. The G-spot, according to the original researchers, is not one exact spot, in reality in women it is an area similar to the prostate gland in men above the urethra. This area of deep pleasure will vary from women to women and even in the same women can vary from time to time. The key is to try different areas and rub the area firmly until your lover responds with deep moans or signs of pleasure. For most women the G-spot is only two knuckles deep into the vagina, and if you find a pleasure spot, after she is sufficiently stimulated, it feels a little like a hard bean, so you'll know when you've found it. If you have short fingers, you might find it necessary to insert the index finger all the way up to where the finger bends at the hand, to reach a hot G-spot area. Most women, can not reach their own G-spot with their own fingers. Unless they can contort their body, they won't be able to reach up high enough in the vagina, to reach the best spot. Use deep, slow movements and ask permission to rub still firmer without hurting. Feedback is essential in locating and properly stimulating the G-spot. Many women start to feel like they have to urinate when the G-spot is properly stimulated, so let her get up and try to urinate. When you start again, use your finger by applying pressure on the wall of the vagina and she may feel a deep orgasmic response after 15 to 30 minutes. Some women actually ejaculate a clear fluid after long, deep pressure on the G-Spot. Putting it all together Put all your techniques together by inserting one finger in her vagina directly up and toward the pubic bone. Massage the "G-Spot" with a deep slow movement, and at the same time, put your mouth on her clitoris, start licking there as you put your little finger at the opening of her anal sphincter. After she reaches orgasm, put her in a position of all fours (doggie style) and have her hold a vibrator onto her clitoris while you have intercourse. Men can time their orgasm, and speed up at the appropriate moment to climax simultaneously with their lover. As a woman increases the quantity of orgasm she has they become stronger and her ability to have orgasms is increased. The human female is sexually insatiable in the presence of the highest degrees of sexual satisfaction. A woman will usually be satisfied with 3 to 5 orgasms or more, which is much more than the 1 to 2 ejaculations that satisfy most men. Most women and men are unaware of the extent of a woman's orgasmic capacity, so most women stop after only one orgasm, which may be why so many women intuitively sense their lack of satiation. This is an even more important reason why men

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should take the time to satisfy the partner thoroughly. When you do this, your love life will improve dramatically.

Sexual techniques to use with men

You can learn to best satisfy your man by allowing him the opportunity to satisfy you first. This will remove the pressure from him thinking that intercourse is the only way to satisfy you. Allow your partner to use sex toys with you and find out what you both enjoy. After you are satisfied, you might want to provide your partner with oral sex. Most of all, be experimental and have fun! You can learn to enjoy giving oral sex by using some suggested techniques. If you are having relations with a new partner, you must use a condom during sex or oral sex. Choose a condom that your partner likes and make sure it is thin and fits well. First, be sure your partner becomes fully erect during sex because it will increase the intensity of his sexual experience, since sensitivity of the penis is greater when it is erect than when it is flaccid. To insure he has the strongest possible erections, make sure he takes his supplement of Sensual Performance one, two or even three hours before lovemaking. This will allow sufficient time to clear most of the PDE5 enzyme that interferes with the erectile process. Next, men prefer that woman give heavier stimulation with their hand or mouth. The tip of the penis is very sensitive just like the exposed clitoris is, and the shaft of the penis can take firm and rapid stroking with the hand or mouth. You may provide lubricant or use the natural lubricant of your saliva as you proceed to make or keep him firm. The reverse Popsicle technique works every time You may try different ways to suck, such as pretending to suck a Popsicle in reverse by opening your mouth on the down stroke and firmly closing your lips around his penis as you pull away. Be careful to not use your teeth as you suck - cover them with your lips. An uncircumcised foreskin and penis is more sensitive than one that is circumcised, so your uncircumcised partner may prefer that you allow the skin to be forward rather than pulled back during oral sex - this usually depends on his state of arousal. You may use one hand to provide a continued firm grip or pressure, while you lick and suck around the penis head. As your partner reaches the point of no return from reaching orgasm, a lighter pressure at this higher level of arousal will allow him to last longer and finally, have a stronger orgasm. Massage a man's prostate to add increased pleasure in the bedroom This may be a sensitive area for many men, however it will be worth you effort to convince him to allow you to insert a finger into his anus, and reach up against the urethral wall and rub it the same way we explained how to stimulate the G-spot in women. Help him to get over the fear of homosexual issues, since it has nothing to do with sexual orientation. It has to do with the simple fact of physiology and he will love you for it. Use a condom over your finger, and a good lubricant. Insert the finger with one smooth push in keeping the finger in, rather than thrusting deep in and out. Depend on your finger to move in a small rotating motion and you will soon know when you find the right spot. Just as you did with your female partner and the G-spot. Cindy Spice describes this approach on her web site and she has found that it is best to simultaneously massage the prostate and scrotum, while you stroke and suck the man's penis until he 166

reaches orgasm. This will prolong the experience of orgasm, allowing him to feel like he is having multiple orgasms.

Sexual dysfunction problems and solutions

In a group study called the National Health and Social Life Survey, the incidence of sexual problems for men and women ages 18 to 59 were: Lack of interest in sex Nearly 32% of the women surveyed lacked interest in sex, and men lacked interest in sex in 13% to 17% of the cases. The solution is to restore hormonal balance, correcting testosterone (especially the free, unbound portion) and clearing the bad estrogen. Also, giving women satisfying sex by using the techniques described above will give them something to look forward to. Inability to achieve Orgasm In all age categories, more than 30% of women were unable to achieve orgasm, and men were unable to achieve orgasm in only 8% of the cases. Improved techniques to help the woman achieve orgasm by longer sessions of oral sex, using a vibrator or water sex can increase the likelihood that she will reach climax several times. Also, women will benefit and be able to reach a higher level of excitement from natural hormone replacement. Men who have difficulty achieving orgasm may be fatigued and should consider having sex at a different time of the day than they are used to, such as in the early morning after a good night's sleep, instead of at night. Early in the morning between 4:30 am and 7am men usually have their highest testosterone levels of the day. This is a good time to have sex since he may get his strongest erections at this time, provided you go to be early and make a date to have sex. Men will achieve better orgasm if they have a strong erection and hormone balance will make the difference here. Lack of pleasure from sex Women again lead the sexes with 17% in the 40 to 59 age group and 25% in the 18 to 39 age group. Men were not pleased in only 9% of the cases. Technique and enhanced hormone balance will make the difference here. Men can have sex everyday, yet they should not necessarily allow themselves to achieve orgasm every time. Consider having an orgasm every third encounter because it builds more sexual tension and creates more sexual energy, which is especially important in men past the age of 35. At this rate, when a man finally does reach orgasm, his experience of it will be more pleasing. Performance anxiety 13% of women and 18% of men worried about their sexual performance. If a man learns to please his partner first, then performance anxiety will rarely occur because foreplay can be the complete sex act. Sigmund Freud wrongly implied and perpetuated the myth that sexual intercourse was the only sign of a mature sexual woman. Freud also promoted the belief that a woman was frigid if she didn't climax during intercourse, and thankfully this belief has been clearly refuted by Masters and Johnson and other sex researchers. The truth is that women can enjoy both a clitoral orgasm and a deep vaginal "G-spot" orgasm with sufficient stimulation and technique.

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The act of foreplay begins with the mind and the exchange of flirting, the look and then the touch, followed by full body caressing and finally oral sex, mutual masturbation and satisfaction. If you proceed to have intercourse afterwards that is fine, but certainly not necessary for complete sexual expression. Usually a woman will enjoy intercourse more after she has climaxed because her erogenous zones are fully sensitized, engorged with blood and ready for more pleasure. Many women enjoy the addition of a toy dildo that comes in the shape of a large penis. The dildo can be used with lubrication to allow comfortable penetration in conjunction with a vibrator placed on her clitoris. Since a woman can last with stimulation much longer than any man, these toys can be used before or after intercourse. It is usually best to use the toys before intercourse since men want to relax or sleep after climax due to the release of oxytocin that induces a sleepy feeling. Many women find their mate asleep, before they have even reached their first climax. This is why it is important you use the toys (vibrator with dildo) first, so the man is alert and able to continue long enough for both of you to reach orgasm. Women release oxytocin after orgasm also, however they are accustomed to the feel of it since it has similar effects to estrogen and doesn't make them sleepy. Premature ejaculation and trouble with erections 7 to 31% of men had this issue, and the use of the right combination of supplements will solve this problem. However, if the woman is pleased first with proper foreplay, then when the man wants to climax, even if its after only 3 minutes, it will not be premature, since both partners will be satisfied. Men should also plan to have sex at times of the day outside the norm, such as first thing in the early morning when your testosterone is at its peak. Most men have sex late at night when their testosterone is at its lowest level during a 24-hour period, so if possible, both partners need to get to bed earlier than usual, then wake up together and have fun, intense sex. Trouble with lubrication and/or pain during intercourse This occurred in 20% to 27% of women. The use of recommended lubricants, the addition of estrogen enhancing hormones and herbal supplements will solve this problem.

Enhancing communication with your partner

Keeping agreements Always say yes to sex. According to the book ESO by Donna and Alan Brauer M.D., one of the most effective ways we know to build trust in a relationship is to make an agreement with your partner to always say yes to sex. If lovemaking is inconvenient at the time your partner asks you, you can offer an alternative time. Say "I'd like to finish what I'm doing right now, but I'd love for us to have sex about an hour after dinner tonight". Always respect your own needs and desires, and if the timing is not convenient, set up a "rain check" even if it is the next day. Remember, you must keep that rain check agreement; otherwise your partner will learn not to trust you. According to Romance Coach, Tana Marie, women may feel forced to perform if their partner is not sensitive to their state of mind and seems to be asking for sex constantly. The idea of never denying sex to their partner frightens some people. Some people use sex as a weapon and don't want to disarm that weapon. However, using sex as a 168

weapon creates enormous distrust and resentment in the victim. Here, communication is the key to a happy, healthy sex life. Love strategies Another key to continued passion and love is to find out your partner's love strategy. Find out how he or she experiences love the most by asking, "What do you need in order to feel loved?" They may say that they need to be told, "I love you" in a soothing, sexy slow deep voice. You may find that your partner is turned on by the words "You're beautiful, I want you." Use those special words that help your mate hear and experience the feeling of love, and say them in a loving and meaningful way during the day, not just during lovemaking. A person who responds strongly to love talk may have a highly developed auditory mode of communication, and in general conversation they may say things like, "Tell me", or "I didn't hear you." If your lover says things like "I feel I need you," or "I have warm feelings," they may have a kinesthetic communication style, which means they communicate physically. In this case, they probably like to be held a lot and caressed in a certain manner, so hold them during and after lovemaking in a warm caring way, or more importantly, whatever way they prefer. People with a visual communication style use words like "Show me", or "I see that," and they may even talk faster to paint pictures with their words. Visual communicators like to go to movies, get flowers, dress up and go out on the town. They like gifts and are highly organized when it comes to things such as their house, car or dress looking just right. In this case, you might need to show them you love them in a more visual way. Talk to them to find out what their visual love strategy is. Everyone uses each of these three ways to show and experience love, but whether it's visual, auditory or kinesthetic, people tend to associate the feeling of love more strongly with one of these communication styles than the others. Learn to respect your mate by communicating with them in the way they enjoy most, and you'll find they will want to reciprocate. When your partner knows and uses your preferred communication style, you will actually feel more loved. In this way you will get along better and your relationship can be stronger. Share your dreams, values and goals Love isn't just about good sex. Although sex is an intense form of communication between loving adults, there are many other things that make up the feeling we call love. Spend time with your lover and his or her friends. Take your lover places he or she wants to go, not just where you want to go. Have fun and be in love and never take love for granted. To strengthen your relationship, study the chapter on positive thinking and create a written list of goals that you share with each other. Agree on the ways you intend to support each other's life values and dreams and your relationship will continually be strengthened. Suggested reading We recommend you get the following books to add technique to your renewed sexual energies and to improve the love and romance in your life:

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Dr. Ava Cadell's books, Love around the House, Confessions to a Sexologist, and Stock Market Orgasm The Gift of Sex, A Christian Guide to Sexual Fulfillment, by Clifford and Joyce Penner Shared Intimacies, by Lonnie Barbach, Ph.D. and Linda Evans, A.C.S.W. ESO-Extended Sexual Orgasm, by Alan Brauer M.D., and Donna Brauer Book and education material by Tana Marie, can be found at www.tanamarie.com

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Success stories of participants:

Dr Tad James of Honolulu Hawaii has been following our approach for over 4 years with great results. He said, "I stopped buying Arimidex and 4 other supplements after using the Strength and Romance product saving myself $650 a month! My workouts are better; my body looks and feels younger. My sexual energy is through the roof!" Korin Garner of Dana Point California, she said "I have noticed after four weeks on the Grow Young and Slim plan that I have a lot more energy and greater stamina. Although I have large demands due to my career as well as raising and meeting the needs of my three children, In fact my kids have commented on the change they have notice. Another symptom that has plagued me for 25 year is PMS as I am sure that many women suffer in different ways. My mood swings have drastically subsided as well as the anxiety I feel prior to and during my period, I feel much more balanced and feel my ability to focus has improved significantly as a result of the Grow Young and Slim products I have been using. I feel very confident that with continued use and commitment to the product I will see great improvement in many aspects of my life. I feel a renewed sense of vitality and would encourage men and woman of all ages to try any of the Grow Young and Slim products." Richard and Sheila Wallace of Quebec, Canada are fine examples of applying all of the key principles we teach in our plan. Sheila said, "My husband, Richard, and I have been on the Grow Young and Slim Program actively since November 1, 2000. I engaged Nick and Shawna's services because I was experiencing some less than resourceful hormonal changes at the age of 54 and I was somewhat overweight with a BMI of 45 percent. I simply wanted to feel better and, ultimately, look better. My husband decided to join me on the program and so we invested in the blood, urine and saliva tests, Nick's consultations and follow-up. I also started a specialized weight-training program, coached by both Nick and Shawna, designed for business people who have little or no time for the gym. That program was what got me into the gym; I own two businesses, travel, and am engaged in on-going, personal and professional studies. So weight training has to be efficient in terms of my time, in order for me to feel good about sustaining that effort. As well, guided by Nick, we have incorporated nutritional supplements into the dietary regime, which he suggested for us. We have had outstanding results. In the last year, I have shed 28 pounds of excess weight while my husband has shed 35 pounds. We both have significantly more energy. The exercise program has absolutely turned on my own physical and brain power. I have a clear mind, a clear skin, and a clear body. My sense of humor has returned and I have greater compassion for others as a result of looking after myself. I am enjoying my sexuality and my newly discovered sensuality. People look at us and are amazed that I am 55 years young and that Richard is 59-We are constantly hearing, `you guys look Great!' (Just last evening, I was at an event and I was told that I look 10 years younger!). Since we take ourselves to business everyday (we are the business), that means that our business is improving daily. Grow Young and Slim's thermogenic caplets have assisted the process of letting go of fat and enhancing our metabolisms while the sublingual

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Growth Factor "Grow Young" and the "Strength and Romance" cream have really fine tuned the life switch for greater energy, resilience, and feeling fully alive. Nick has asked me if I can stay on this program for the rest of my life. My answer to him is absolutely yes; it is an easy and fun way of life for me now. I enjoy the program, the follow-up, the exercise, the supplementation, the Grow Young and Slim products, and Nick's suggested morning `smoothies'. I also appreciated the natural, hormonal approach to eating raw vegetables (rich in phytochemicals) and what that means to the excellent functioning of both my endocrine system and my alimentary canal (I notice the difference when I miss a day). The approach to eating according to food density makes more sense to me than any other program I have I ever done. It is so simple: if it contains copious amounts of water, eat it abundantly; when the water content is reduced in the food, reduce your intake of that food; when the water content is nil in the food, then significantly reduce the content of that food. Gauging one's diet to the elimination of foods that have created delayed reactions in the system with deleterious effects to the body is also significant. The thing is this: The program is so incredibly easy because it is geared to hormone balances and to water content. That means vegetables and vegetable and vegetables, and fruit, fruit, fruit-with the meat and bread items more as condiments. No more calorie counting and no more trend dieting. In summary: My goal is to live abundantly until at least 125 years of age. This program ensures that I can achieve that outcome and do it easily and with fun. Thank you Nick and Shawna.

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