What is the Deal with Calorie Restriction – The Renegade Health Show Episode #249

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When I mentioned yesterday that I wanted to gain weight a sharp viewer asked me about calorie restriction and told me maybe I should be listening to that idea…

Today, you can see what I think about it as well as how you can get your enzymes on the cheap and a little rant on the fair treatment of animals. ๐Ÿ™‚

You don’t want to miss this…

Your question of the day: What good luck charm or item can we have in the RV?

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Live Awesome!

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didnโ€™t change the way he was living โ€” he might go down that same path. Since then, heโ€™s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, heโ€™s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols โ€” including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more โ€” to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com โ€” which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. Barbara says:

    Hey Kevin,

    How about a toy stuffed whale?

    My husband said “a picture of a cow that is NOT going to be slaughtered.”

    Thanks for all that you and Anne Marie do for the world.

    Hope to see you in Fort Bragg in August again this year.

  2. Jayne says:

    The very best thing you can take on your trip is four good ears… to listen to others with,four good eyes.. to see beyond what is obvious,two mouths… to speak only what is true and good,Two minds ..that are open to all possibilities,four hands… that will reach out to help others,two hearts… that continue to spread love, and two noses… to stop and smell the flowers with… I think that combination will bring you all the good fortune that is yours for the taking… You are your own good luck charms…Happy traveling…Jayne

  3. CINDY says:

    so you are off meat what about fish?

  4. Linda Miller says:

    Kevin, if you come speak to a group, would you be charging a fee or anything like that?

  5. Caryl DeHerrera says:

    Prayer and its free….:)

  6. linda says:

    good luck charm………..

    you have each other and johnnie 5…………..

    what more do you need???????????

    good luck

  7. Dawn B says:

    You need a chunk of quartz chrystal to attract those good energies!

    Dawn B

  8. Jalil says:

    Get a blue eye/evil eye. Middle east/Mediterranean charm used to keep evil spirits away. You can hang it on your rear view mirror or somewhere inside the van.

  9. Gina says:

    Kevin, I have the same question as Linda: “if you come speak to a group, would you be charging a fee or anything like that?” My co-op would love to have you speak in Seattle on March 28th!

    The best ‘good-luck charm’ that anyone can have is a positive attitude.

  10. tieta crerar says:

    Hi Kevin,
    What is the deal with enzymes? Do you really think it is needed?

  11. Bridgette says:

    Hey Darlin, You are just Awesome and so inspiring ….. we love you out here…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Bear claw is very powerful and protecting….
    guards off danger and evil…bear is symbol of courage & introspection….because they hibernate….one of the major native American Totems…….put some turquoise with it b/c it also is healing & protective…

    When we were at the Raw Food Spirit fest in Sedona we went to the Trading Post and got a Bear claw for our little camper w/turquoise and hung it over the door for protection….. and we are still here….ha! ha! ha!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Jayne says:

    I too am very careful not to eat or use anything that is from and animal or any product that uses animal testing.. So it follows that I am very cautious when it comes to my fruits and veggies also.. Recently I became aware of the fact that at our local co-op the fruits don’t have any seeds and they are labeled organic.. I had the produce department employees cut one of every citrus fruit and only one out of 6 or 7 types had seeds.. I pointed out that these fruits were genetically engineered and that they didn’t qualify for #1 the label organic, and #2 they didn’t qualify for the high prices of an organic fruit.. Now I’m wondering about the vegetables. They didn’t seem to be alarmed by this.. I was… What would you do if you came across this situation.. I do not want to eat anything that has been genetically engineered.. My problem is I live in Boise, Idaho and in the winter there are no other avenues for organics.. Should I pursue this complaint with the Co-Op or am I wrong in my assumption that they aren’t organic…Any advice would really be appreciated.
    Thanks, Jayne

  13. giselle cioraru says:

    Horse shoe for good luck

  14. Season says:

    A Ganesha statue! I have one that I keep in my car that I got in India last year. Ganesha is known as the remover of obstacles, and the statue is said to keep whatever it is carried in from being stolen! Ganesha is good luck!

    You can probably pick one up at a metaphysical bookstore, or an Indian grocer. It doesn’t have to be from India of course!

    Many Blessings to you,
    ~Raw Season

  15. Vicki says:

    Good Luck Charm: A loaded toolbox because things only break down when you don’t have the right tools!

  16. dg says:

    Q: Good Luck Charm

    A: I’d suggest something catered to your lives – little trinkets with special meaning and memories – sort of a little collection of your own “good vibes”.

  17. Rita says:

    A Saint Christopher metal….

  18. Kenny says:

    A spare key .. it may end up beening very lucky! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Cathy Frank says:

    How about a special container that you can fill with soil from each of the places that you travel to. Take some from home before you leave. You can see the different layers of soil colors and remember your trip forever. Hope to see you in Pittsburgh.

  20. natalya says:

    Nothing can protect you better in your journey then the holy cross. Keep the Bible handy there too. That’s what I would suggest.

    Please, do not cut your hair, Kevin, you look fine!

  21. Patricia Sue McLarand says:

    A Pure Light…like a pretty crystal, then your in ‘heavens’ container and that’s where you ought to have always been. Ah

  22. Cheryl says:

    Hey Kev, how about a crystal for good luck? (just choose one that resonates with you)

    Anyway, I had a question for you. Is it possible that when cacao is consumed over too long a period, it can cause adrenal distress and end up leaching minerals from the body? I ask because my teeth and hair have been suffering lately (hair turning white, small cavity developing in one tooth) since going on a raw food diet (fruit smoothie with cacao, aloe vera and coconut water for breakfast, green juice + salad for lunch, soup for dinner), and I feel like I’m losing more minerals rather than re-mineralising my body. Any idea why that might be so? Also, thought I’d ask how advisable it is to consume lemon juice in my juice every day. Can the lemon juice erode my enamel over time?

    Thanks lots, have a great trip in your RV!

  23. miriam says:

    Hi, I like a deer decoration because it is a symbol of the soul in meditation. I had it up one Christmas and leave it up all year.

    Miriam Turner

  24. CINDY R. says:

    I agree with Cheryl. A beautiful Crystal on your rear view mirror for good luck. That’s what the people here in Florida do. Good luck on your travels, CINDY R.

  25. Althea says:

    None, God is bigger than any charm, and He loves you.

  26. Donna V. says:

    Re: Good Luck Charm for the RV

    Reminds me of a little song I used to sing with my friend in college:

    “I don’t care if it rains or freezes, long as I got my plastic Jesus, sittin’ on the dashboard of my car. I don’t care if it sleets or hails, plastic Jesus never fails, sittin’ on the dashboard of my car.”

    how bout a rabbits foot? hmm maybe not… shark tooth? noooooo… I know! A potted plant in your ashtray. (NOT a pot plant– a pottED plant ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Dr Rona says:

    i think the best good luck charm
    would be some pics of your favorite teachers and gurus
    to be present
    and always bless you with their grace
    a picture is worth a hundred blessings (and more)

    less notable would be a chia pet
    the afro guy is cool, green
    i’m not sure how lucky he is

    or shells, rocks, gems

    personally, i’d go with photos of teachers & gurus
    it’s like being in the kale whale in a big love hug of ever-present teachings, downloading.

    thumbsup peeps
    dr rona thau, bs dc cyt cpt ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. RBH says:

    Dude Kevin!

    Have you looked into Intermittent Fasting as an alternative to Calorie Restriction? It’s got just as much hard science behind it as Calorie Restriction and it tweaks hormones and turns on and off different genes just the same, but in other aspects it has been shown to be superior to Calorie Restriction. Plus you dont have to lose weight while intermittently fasting. Personally I do my own variation (all sorts of studies on lengths and times) by eating one to two meals per day and I love it.

    Hey glad you’re feeling better too ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Bella says:

    For Good Luck…..holy cow : ), in a kale whale, I’d go for great luck.

    First….know that you are protected and safe.

    Second…choose to be on your highest path. Ahhh, but you’ve done that. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Simply remember your connection to God, or Source, or Nature,

    (or whatever label you put on It, a rose by any other name is still a rose…I digress)

    simply confirm your connection. It sometimes helps to remember that you are an aspect of that Energy that is all-powerful, everywhere present….that source energy that makes up everything…Everything that is, and everything that is not yet, and everything that is not. You are a part of That and That is a part of you….every moment…always, all ways.

    Maybe a quote, a picture or any little thing that helps YOU remember you are safe and you are guided no matter what.

    Maybe the KW itself could be your reminder. I mean, think about all that worked together for that to come about.

    Maybe the end of a day or the start of a new one…or anything in between. Good Lord, you have luck all around you whever you are and whever you go.

    Wake up and say “good morning” to each new day and the adventure. Celebrate that you have “work” to do, that is only yours to do. Celebrate the gift that you are. And everything that is true for you is true for every one who’s life path intersects yours.

    Just choose to have safe and delight-filled travels, choose to be demonstrating your highest purpose. It can be no other way, regardless of appearances.

    Your good luck charm may be Ann Marie. Hers may be you…and I’m sure your little cat critter adds some fabulous and purr-fection for good measure.

    And above all else consider having fun. Behold each day, it is yours to make.

    And as Jana Stanfield sings (paraphrased) we are not lost, we are just exploring. So if you feel off, a bit out of sorts, lost—- you are simply exploring.

    Wishing you all the best no matter what,


  30. Bridey says:

    Johny5 is your good luck charm. By the way how did Johny5 get his name? (Did he already use up two of his lifes? or is he your 5th cat named Johny?)

  31. Suzanne says:

    No good luck charm needed–you make your own “luck” and you have each other–that’s all you need.

  32. Jenn says:

    I love the idea of the tool box ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have a few things in my Jeep, but most were things that ‘called’ to me when I saw them. One is a crystal, another is a celtic charm that hangs off a ribbon from a favorite summer job years ago. I have a few charms in my house as well, none I went out looking for but they all seemed to find me. I tend towards stones v. crystals, but that is simply personal preference.

    I think you need a small map to put on one wall, then you can mark off all the places you drive to on your years journey.

    Safe travels to you both on your adventure!

  33. […] also love that Kevin Gianni is all about sharing his REAL journey – right now he’s trying to make sure he’s getting Enough nutrition – no holds […]

  34. Frank says:

    I agree with Caryl, and make sure you’re praying to the God of the Bible.

  35. ray says:

    Your best luck charms are each other

  36. Cary Ellis says:

    Hey Kev & Anne Marie – Have a great journey – I love your updates! After 30+years in the raw, living and dietary transition world – I know flexibility and variety is important. It’s so easy to get hung up on a narrow band of foods. Good nutrition is Diverse. I so appreciate you sharing honestly your journey – something that isn’t often done and is so laudable! We all learn from one another – and as friends and I have said for years, “We’re our own best guinea people”. Keep us posted!!!

    How about a horseshoe? Remember tho u have to hang it with the open side up for luck. We have lots here in SW Colorado – come see us!

  37. LENORA says:

    Relax and enjoy the ride, put your faith in your co-pilot, GOD! He is in total control!!

    Love what you are doing, one day at a time.

  38. A Saint Christopher’s medal (the saint for
    safe traveling).

  39. I am interested in the proper way for cutting
    up vegetables, or how to use a knife properly.

  40. dromenon says:

    trust me. you and annmarie don’t need anything for good luck – you’re already in the fast moving stream. thanks for your good work – it’s so important. i look forward to the journey with you. have a great departure party.

    happy trails.

  41. Deena says:

    As forgoodluck charms that you can carry with you,I have a few suggestions.Being jewish,we always have a mezuzah on all doors of all rooms except the bathroom.Also something called a hamsa and also a book of the pslams.

  42. Here in the Land of Israel we use Hamsas to protect us from the “evil eye.” They are used in art, decorations and many use them as jewelry — necklaces, etc.

    The hamsa hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old and still popular apotropaic amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye. The words hamsa and hamesh mean “five” and refer to the digits on the hand.
    The hamsa hand appears both in a two-thumbed, bilaterally symmetrical form, as shown, and in a more natural form in which there is only one thumb. There is good archaeological evidence to suggest that the downward-pointing protective hamesh / hamsa hand predates both Judaism and Islam and that it refers to an ancient Middle Eastern goddess whose hand wards off the evil eye.
    Chana Rachel Mark

  43. Renay says:

    Hey Kevin, have a great time with your trip. You guys are great!

    Many practitioners get confused with Dietary Ketones…just wanted to share…
    Ketones are the intermediate product of fat metabolism. Ketones are an alternative source of energy to glucose.
    Ketosis associated with fat loss programs ares in no way harmful, but you don’t have the fat to lose, in which case your system has been burning muscle…not good.
    I have worked with thousands of people to reduce fat, protect muscle with dietary ketosis, works great…
    Your hair is great long or short by the way!

    1. Lonnerdal R. Dietary Factors Influencing Zinc Absorption. Journal of Nutrition, 200; 130: 1378S-1383S.
    2. Poortmans JR, Dellalieux O. Do Regular High Protein Diets Have Potential Health Risks on Kidney Function in Athletes? International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, Mar. 2000: 10 (1): 28-38.
    3. Bham M, et al, Protein Intake and Kidney Function in Humans: Its Effect on Normal Aging. Archives of Internal Medicine, 1989; 149 (1): 211-212.
    4. Mitchell GA, et al. Medical Aspects of Ketone Body Metabolism. Clinical and Investigative Medicine, 1995; 18 (3): 193-216
    5. Phinney SD, et al. The Human Metabolic Response to Chronic Ketosis Without Caloric Restriction: Physical and Biochemical Adaptation. Metabolism, 1983; 32 (8): 757-768.
    6. Hoffer LJ. Metabolic Consequences of Starvation. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, Shils ME, et al. (editors), Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, 1999, 9th ed: 645-665.

  44. Laura says:

    How about an angel ornament to hang from the rearview mirror?

    Good awareness rant on animal treatment. It’s awful what’s going on in factory farms. So cruel and it’s such a grand scale. It’s shameful how humans treat animals all for the almighty dollar. It’s disgusting!

  45. Fred says:

    EVERYBODY NEEDS TO SIGN THIS PETITION!!!!!! Mike Adams has started a petition and if 100,000 people sign it he is going to send it to every congressmen in the U.S. Follow this link and sign. I will also get friend points so go for it.-
    You can also watch the video here-

  46. Carolyn Collins says:

    1. Some kind on four-leaf clover,
    2. A native american dreamcatcher

    Those are my 2 favorite good luck charms.
    Thanks for the awesome video. I enjoy watching. ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. elaina harman says:

    I agree with two of your other respondents that prayer and tools are essential.
    Also enough rest before you begin to drive each day. Would also help to have gps.

  48. Kadi says:

    A good good luck charm is a figure or even just a branch of mountain ash tree.

  49. Rachel says:

    RE: Lucky charm

    A Cross – which represents what Christ has done to save us all!

    God Bless you both with traveling mercies

    Love and Prayers


  50. You definitely need a Ganesh: the wonderful Hindu Elephant God who helps you on your trips, clears the road, and puts blockages on it when you need to be stopped. He’s also great in traffic jams!!!With his trunk he swipes them away when you ask him to. He likes sweets especially Ladhus: sweet balls that represent all the planets. Find him on google and print, would have sent you one but i’m not around.
    Love and have a great trip!

  51. Tommi says:

    I always liked things from nature, so I grew up believing 4-Leaf Clover is a sign of good luck. It is Green and natural. I always ask the angels for protection around my vehicle and safe travel. Love your show and all that you do to share information to help others. Safe travels.

  52. Sydni says:

    a rosary for the Blessed Mother’s protection

  53. Bonnie says:


  54. sarah says:

    ask for your god luck charm. and it’ll come to you for your trip.
    a whale? whale and bear, on the road…
    bon voyage!

  55. Melody says:

    I would think a cross would be nice or an angel to watch over you.

  56. debra says:

    I second Ganesha, but it will come to you. Just look for it. Perhaps, you’ll gather “charms” as you travel. Usually, they’re free and they appear, if you’re listening and looking.

    Please don’t hang a crystal on your mirror, folks. In the evening light, crystals catch the sun light and beam right into the eye of the driver behind you. That momentary blindness can mean an accident!


  57. Linda B. says:

    Hi Kevin and Annmarie – I have a question about performance based nutrition. I know now that you have done marathons and so you are an example of how nutrition plays an important role in performance. Could you suggest any books or articles I could read to find out about this subject? I know that everything you own in packed right now but if any titles pop into your head I would greatly appreciate it if you could share. We (my husband and I) have been contacted by an Olympic team to provide specialized catering services for their team during next years Olympics and as we are in competition with another caterer, I really want to hone my knowledge on the subject. Thank you for your expert advice as always….

  58. C.E. Harbert says:

    How about a kitchen witch? I believe it’s a Norwegian custom. She brings good fortune and watches over your kitchen. I was recently looking for some and bookmarked 2 websites for wonderful custom-made kitchen witches! Good luck in your RV whatever you choose!

  59. Steve says:

    What about the old standard, St. Christopher, patron saint of Travelers?

  60. LuLu says:

    Well the first thing I thought of was prayer and I see somebody else said the same thing. However, I think an inspirational book of your choice which you could always return to in times of need is something that you should always have on hand in your travels. Then as for a physical thing I would also say a crystal. Quartz and/or amethyst is good for addictions.

  61. LuLu says:

    I have not turned Raw yet but I am sooooo interested in it and I totally believe in it. I have always had trouble commiting and have an addictive personality. I DID go on the Master Cleanse for 40 days before the holidays and then turned to raw throughout the day and cooked vegan for dinner. Unfortunately I allowed myself to partake in the SAD diet of the holidays and am still having trouble with it.
    All that to ask these questions:
    1) what do you think of the Master Cleanse? I did feel wonderful and found a huge improvement in my moods, my hot flashes disappeared and my mobility improved as well.
    2) How can I find raw people in my area? I guess you’re not coming to Long Island, eh?

  62. The best good luck charm and most important thing you own = your health.

    Being on the road is difficult. Try to eat as close to the way you do at home. With optimal health, you’ll create good luck through clear thinking and you’ll be able to enjoy your experience.

    Wishing you much success,

  63. Betty says:

    A small collection of inspiring emails, stories and photos from your viewers, interviewees etc. in a photo album. It will remind you of all the great things you guys are doing to help people in the world be the best they can be! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Best of luck!

  64. David says:

    Seasshells, I would find a bag of seashells, or one great seashell, and also sage to burn maybe some really good incence, make sure not to use too much incence though only enought o fill the space and then release the incence into water. Be safe and have ecellent journeys~Dave in FLA

  65. Christy says:

    My mother-in-law, who traveled often in her RV, used to miss the little things that made her home-away-from-home “homey”. One of the things she missed was house plants. She found the cutest miniature African Violet for her RV!

    I did a Google search and found one on a website called “Naturally Unique”. They only get to be about two and a half to three and a half inches tall! Cute. I don’t remember if she super-glued it to something or what…but it stayed where she put it and it didn’t fall over. She kept it on a shelf that got some light, but it wasn’t too much light. Barely needed any care and it was delightful!


    Another thing that might be fun would be to string some miniature lights around on the inside of the RV in places. You could turn out the regular lights at night and just use the miniatures and listen to music…or whatever. Could be fun. I’ve done that in our house. Really sets a nice romantic mood.

  66. natalya says:

    Kevin, can you, please, give detailed recipe how to make rejuvelac from pineapples or to refer to some website, where I can read about this?
    Thank you!

  67. Carole says:

    I don’t believe in good or bad luck, You need nothing but prayer for the soul and several plants, I saw one in the background. I also like the idea above of the African Violet for some color.

  68. Annette says:

    I agree with Caryl.

  69. bruce says:

    changed my e-mail address …. for your records

  70. Rain says:

    Hey Kevin,
    Here’s a weird question for you. Any tips on finding like-minded people out there to become friends with?
    I still have yet to find a friend who is at all supportive of my raw lifestyle and would love to find myself a guy who loves being healthy as much as I do!!!

  71. Estrella says:

    In my culture, we usually wrap a rosary around the rear view mirror or clip a St Christopher’s medal behind the driver’s sunvisor. Your good luck charm should be something that resonates with YOU. It should give you hope and renew your faith no matter what circumstances you find yourselves in. Really, you attract your ‘luck’ based on your attitude and faith.

  72. John says:

    How about some earth/soil from one of your favorite places.

  73. Sherri says:

    Hello Kevin, and Annmarie,

    I am very fond of my Goddess figure, she is in my car at all times. My beautiful cousin Deborah made her out of Fimo clay. She is just a reminder that I am loved. No matter what you choose, make sure it reminds you, that you are loved. The universe holds you in delight, because the two of you are children of light. Many blessings, and thanks for all your hard work. Go forth, spread the word of health, and have as much fun doing it as you can.

  74. Anne-Marie says:

    Definitely, a good luck charm and something with good vibe would be a dream catcher and a medecine wheel to help you keep your dreams alive and bring good health and luck to your journey.

  75. Annette Blum says:

    Hi travelors to be! You may wish to consider this health tip. Since fats are digested in the small intestine,(correct?)could coating salads with oil keep the greens, etc. from digesting properly and cause an unfortunate chain reaction down the “tube” :). “Salad Sprinkle” avoids all this possibility and is delicious. We make fresh seed and nut powders then add seasonings according to our palatte. It keeps great in the fridge – like months!
    Are you coming to Washington State…?

  76. Kathy says:

    Is your cat your mascot? If not you need a mascot.

  77. linda says:

    lots of great ideas on the lucky charms. yours will come to you, you’ll see!

    I like Jameth Sheridans Vitamineral green. I am interested in more of his products.
    IS his enzymes full spectrum?

    what are keystones?

  78. Bobbie says:

    Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
    “Luck is simply the knsack for being in the right place at the right time, saying the right things, and acting on instinct. If a person is not naturally “lucky” such an ability can be aquired through the use of herbs. How this “luck” will manifest is left unstated, but luck herbs are usually utilized when a person has had a run of “bad” luck- and wishes to change the luck to good. Luck herbs give you the power to make your own good luck.”

    dried pineapple is placed in bags and added to baths to draw good luck.

    make a wish before eating a pomegranate and your wish may come true.the branch hung over doorway keeps evil out.

    aloe: protective and brings good luck
    bamboo placed over a door never changes color and is lucky
    bloodroot protects
    buckthorn generates good luck
    cinchona bark carried gives luckand protects from bodily harm and evil
    cotton- placed in a sugar bowl, good luck will follow as it will if thrown over the left shoulder at dawn. In the latter case good luck will come before the day is over.
    daffodil -if a daffodil is plucked and worn next to the heart luck shall surely come your way.
    devil’s bit can attract women and bring luck when worn around the neck
    Fern is protective. If you can obtain any fern sap it will confer eternal youth if drunk.
    Grains of Paradise good for wishing-make a wish beginning in the north throw alittle of the herb in each direction endiing west
    string hazel nuts in the house/kalewhale for luck
    “Holly is for good luck. for men. Ivy is the corresponding plant for women. hang around the rv for good luck at Yule” After midnight on a Friday without makiing a sound gather 9 holly leaves smooth leafed holly. wrap in white cloth use nine knots to tie ends together. place beneath the pillow and your dreams will come true.
    Irish moss iscarried or placed beneath rugs yo increase luck and ensure steady flow of money to the pockets of the person.
    carry 3 seeds of Jacob’s tears for good luck. For wishing make a wish holding 7 tears seeds then throw them into running water or count out 7 seeds concentrating on the wish carry them for a week and the wish comes true.
    Twigs of lime tree protect against the evil eye when carried
    carved linden is good luck when carried
    any part of the lotus carried ensures blessings by the Gods and brings good luck.
    Lucky hands is the root of an orchid plant soak in rose oil traditional New Orleans magic
    Nutmeg lucky
    olive branch guards against all evils, hang over door. olive leaves worn brings luck
    oranges are Chinese symbols of luck and fortune.
    Bury green persimmons for luck
    poppyseeds are lucky
    puslane carried brings luck
    snakeroot is lucky talisman
    spikenard is lucky worn around the neck and wards off disease
    carry star anise for luck
    carry strawberry leaves for luck
    sumbul offers good luck worn around the neck
    carry trillium for luck
    vetivert carried to attract luck
    violet flowers carried offer protection from wicked “sperytis” and bring changes in luck or fortune
    carry rose wood to attract good luck and fortune and place in the home

    Whatever head or tail you can make of this, just know we wish you the best of luck in your travels. You’ve obviously got luck going for you or you wouldn’t be so fortunate ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Debbie says:

    A nice good luck piece to have is a wind chime. I’ve heard they attract Angels. Everyone could use an Angel around to watch over us! A four leaf clover is good to! Love your show! Keep on keeping on!

  80. kaloa says:

    after the initial stumbling you hit on the perfect pronunciation! thanks for the info I will be looking more into those concerns for sure! :0) I second Natalya’s request for a recipe for the pineapple rejuvelac and any other tasty & easy fermented food recipes. maybe an ‘in the (RV) kitchen’ for fermented foods? ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. sunshine : ) says:

    Statement – In our RV we have a framed statement that says “Live Your Dream”

    it is a beautiful print framed very nicely and we look at it everyday and it reminds us that we truely are living our dream….


  82. Cary Ellis says:

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  83. Charles Premoe (Chuck) says:

    Kevin: You are one of the finest people I know, but do you really believe in good luck charms? With all due respect to you, that seems just a bit paganistic like the golden calf issue. That’s fine if you do. I still would hold you in highest reguards. But I would personally prefer more of a faith based lifestyle. I just think that people need to have a strong belief in something greater than themselves. Much like when we were kids unable to care for ourselves and we suddenly come to an awareness that our parents who love us very much, will, because of their love for us, be there to care for our every need, and we learn over time that we can always trust them to continue to have a genuine concern for our wellfare and saftey. Just believe that the universe is very reciprocative; in otherwords, what ever we put forth will come back to us at some point in time. And know that, whether we believe it or not, there is always someone who is watching out for our greater good and should we do any less for one another? I simply ask that during your next meal, that you would add as a grnish these simple thoughts and see if they might easily be digested. Blessings to you my good friend.

  84. Tavia says:

    The Holy Bible has given me great luck. Maybe you could try that. God Bless!

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