Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Tale of Two Probiotics

For a long time, I've been wanting
to talk to my readers about probiotics.
The trouble is, this subject is very
troubling to me.

I'll start by saying I do know some things
about probiotics, not just from reading
but from people and places and putting
my hands in strange smelling soils.

I'll tell you about a great guy I met named
Dr. Teruo Higa. Dr. Higa is to probiotics
what Einstein was to physics. Higa is
the mad genius of soils science.

From the website,
"In 1982 Dr. Teruo Higa presented his new discovery to the world.  Dr. Higa called this discovery "Effective Microorganisms".  Since then, the use of Effective Microorganisms® has spread to over 120 countries.  Effective Microorganisms® is a brand name, referring to a proprietary blend of non-pathogenic microorganisms that secrete beneficial compounds for other life.  From this original product, a technology has evolved into what Dr. Higa is known as EM Technology®."

So in a nutshell, Dr. Higa created
a special process of fermentation
utilizing a proprietary "recipe" of live
photosynthitic microorganizms, yeast,
fungus, and lots of stuff I don't know.
When you activate the mixture, and
get this stuff moving and shaking, it
has extraordinarily "magical" effects.
I have experienced them first hand.
Beneficial probiotics.

I'm talking about an Earth Saving
Revolution. Ways of growing plants
and farming that are truly sustainable.
This special sauce is like a finger
of god. As a tornado can naturally
destroy so much, this naturally-
occurring sauce can FORTIFY the
world with the same kind of power.

Dr. Higa is a super-famous rock star
in Asia. He has changed the world and
everyone loves him for it.
He's a cool guy too.

Back in the late 90's, Dr. Higa met
a white boy from Kansas when he
was visiting the EARTH school in
Costa Rica. Dr. Higa and the white boy,
we'll call him Matthew Wood, got
to be friends, and so Dr. Higa shared
some Effective Microorganisms (EM)
with Matt. Matt was able to grow
cucumbers with the EM, and evidently,
cucumbers do not grow in Costa Rica.

Later, Dr. Higa invited Matt back to
Okinawa to study EM and soils science.
Matt worked his way deeply into Dr. Higa's
manufacturing company, EMRO. Matt
learned the whole process and business.
He came back to the States, started a
business with his family's wealth and
power, and began distributing Dr. Higa's
products. And Matt started trying to make
the EM himself.

Something went wrong, but based on
Dr. Higa's enormous popularity, you
can image what went wrong. Matt Wood
and Dr. Higa parted ways. Dr. Higa's
company, EMRO, sued Matt's company
in federal court, but not before Matt
had ripped-off many of Dr. Higa's products
and used his family's enormous resources
to FORTIFY his company against Dr. Higa.

Matthew Wood effectively competes with
his mentor, Dr. Higa-- a man who is loved
the world around. In purchasing terms,
SCD Probiotics are the unscrupulous and
estranged protege of Dr. Higa's EM and
TeraGanix. You could liken Matt's career
to theoretically developing a close friendship
with Colonel Sanders, learning the secret
recipe, and then going balls-to-the-wall
in competition with Kentucky Fried Chicken,
selling nearly identical products in the building
next door.

I will tell you that I love real probiotics
(and most things labeled as such are not).
I've went to Okinawa, had dinner with
Dr. Higa, and immersed myself in EM
for a week. That was in '99, and I've been
using probiotics ever since. The stuff is
amazing, and so is the guy--
Dr. Higa.

Now, when you buy probiotics, look for
live organisms. Look for a process of
activation. And if you can, try to buy them
from the amazing wizard who invented them,
Dr. Teruo Higa. His products are called
Effective Microorganisms (EM)
and TeraGanix.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Power of a Sneeze

You breathe in and out all day long.
You never think about your breathing
(unless someone taught you how).

But occasionally, you sneeze. And when
you do, you are always shocked by the
sheer power of it. A sneeze is amazing.
And the lingering tingling in your nose
and throat are almost orgasmic.

Then someone will say,
"God bless you," or "bless you,"
or Gesundheit.

Why do they say that ?

Well, this is one of those times when
no amount of internet research will get
you the right answer. But historically and
globally, the sneeze is associated with
gods, the soul, and health. The Greek word
for sneeze is "pneuma," which means soul
or spirit; and Greek stories associating the
sneeze with deities date back to the time
of Christ.

The biological hardwiring of your body
uses all available resources to sneeze.
Western science and medicine can explain
the physiology of it, but not the quasi-
religious experience you have each time
you sneeze. In essence, a sneeze is amazing
because it is so powerful, and yet its power
does not come from muscular strength.
Sneeze power is breath power, or more
specifically, internal power.

If you're one of those people who think
Tai Chi looks stupid, and there's no possible
way it can be a real martial art, consider
that at any time a Tai Chi master can express
the same "internal" power as a sneeze. He
is able to do this through breath development.

Tai Chi and QiGong have been developed
to harness and amplify internal power.
These arts prize breathing, and admonish
"li," or external strength. They exalt
posture, relaxedness, and deep respiration
through the nose; they forbid panting like a dog
with its mouth wide open.

You can try this candle punch exercise
for yourself--
but I warn you that you will hurt yourself
if you try to use your strength. The speed
and power come from breathing and
relaxation, not from big pec's and triceps.

Highly-developed breathing technique
has a smooth, long breath that flows
powerfully into the body and stores there.
This power is immense, and can be expressed
at any time. Not only is this stored power
at your disposal, but its development greatly
fortifies the health of the body, including the
bones, joints and internal organs. Life is
extended tremendously and sickness cannot
enter the body.

Here is one more video for you. This is
118-year old Grandmaster Lu Zijian
demonstrating BaGuaZhang (which is a
higher- level form of Tai Chi). This video
was posted to YouTube in January of 2012,
and sadly, Grandmaster Lu died in March.
But what a life !
The description on YouTube says,
Where are the 100+ yr old MMA fighters,
Boxers Bodybuilders etc.....??? Health first!!!
Chi, Prana, Ki, Ether, Orgone