Watermelon Should Be Eaten with Your Shirt Off (7 Things I Learned this Week) : The Renegade Health Newsletter

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stairs at Machu Picchu
The Incans didn’t need to do organized stair workouts…

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On to today’s message:

Consider today’s newsletter a weekly wrap up.

Every week, I usually learn new things.

This week is no exception.

I’m going to share with you 7 things I learned this week about health.

Maybe they’ll help you learn too…

1. If you don’t do intense workouts for a long time then start again they will hurt.

Ann and I have started to do some high intensity stair workouts here in Larkspur. I can’t tell you how whipped I am at the end of them.

I’ve been running for years, but haven’t done workouts like these in ages.

My lesson here is not to wait until I’m deconditioned to start a workout program.

Have you waited too long? 😉

2. Water in plastic bottles tastes like plastic.

We ran out of spring water yesterday and went to Trader Joe’s to get bottled spring water.

After drinking spring water straight from the source for about a month, I can’t believe how plastic-y the bottled water tastes.

You really get used to the plastic taste when you’re around it.

We’re headed up to the spring tomorrow to get at least 20 more gallons.

3. My mineral supplement is giving me acne.

For the last 4 months, on and off, I’ve been getting a unique kind of acne on my cheeks.

It comes and goes and is more bumpy than the regular type of acne I’ve gotten before.

As I returned from Manitoba, I realized that the acne has come and gone as frequently as I’ve taken this particular supplement.

I’ve stopped taking it and of course the acne is on it’s way out.

It seems that anything containing specific strains of probiotics and yeasts gives me a little issue with acne.

4. Watermelon should be eaten with your shirt off.

(For the ladies, a bathing suit is fine!)

I’m quite a messy eater and in the last few days, I’ve stained 2 shirts because I can’t seem to get it together when I’m eating watermelon.

Maybe you already knew this, but I’m learning.


Watermelon is also the BEST post-workout food to eat in the summer.

5. Annmarie’s Oily Skin Herbal Face Oil is probably the best skin product I’ve ever used.

This oil is so fine it doesn’t make my skin feel greasy at all.

I’m so impressed because I’ve never been able to put oils on my skin because I always feel like they leave a slimy, oily coating on my face – particularly with coconut oil.

Ann’s formula is absolutely the best and if you have oily skin, I challenge you to try it and see what I’m talking about.

(Here’s where you can try it: click here)

6. Agave makes me feel weird.

I had a delicious dessert the other day made by a friend of ours.

It had a little agave in it, but I hadn’t had agave in at least 6 months, so I tried it.

Within 20 minutes, I felt lightheaded and my stomach was aching.

I think I’ll wait another 12 months before I try it again, if I ever do…

7. Figs are my new favorite fruit.

They’re abundant in California now, so we’ve been eating them as much as we can while they’re here.

I can’t believe that for the first 25 years or so of my life, I never had a fresh fig.

The only fig, I knew of was a Fig Newton.

How sad.

They have just surpassed cherries as my favorite fruit… for now…

Anyway, hope you enjoyed the recap!

If you find one of these to be true or it piqued your curiosity, be sure to take action on whatever came to mind – this weekend!

Those who wait, keep waiting. 🙂


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Have a great weekend!

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 didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’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 — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — 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 — 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. Turil says:

    I have a random question… I’m a vegan, so I don’t use honey or bee pollen, but it occurred to me that bee pollen is really just flower pollen that bees have patiently collected to give their Queen (right?). My question is can we we humans figure out a way to collect the pollen without the bee middlemen? 🙂

    Has anyone ever done this? Or is there something that the bees have on their bodies that mixes with the pollen to make it different from plain old pollen?

  2. Marmaduke says:

    I’ve been raw for about two weeks. Your show encouraged me greatly. but a few days ago, something broke out on my lip. I don’t think it’s a cold sore. at first I thought it was an allergic reaction, but i really don’t think thats it. Its just at the corners of my upper lip. Is this a normal symptom for a newly raw foodist? its not noticable, it’s just annoying. Thanks.

  3. Jasmine says:

    does anne take the same mineral supplement? does she break out? What mineral supplement do you take? Have you been able to pinpoint which strain of yeast or probiotic makes you break out?

    Could it be a detox effect from perhaps candida die-off?

    I’m trying to figure out what is causing my acne that started when I went raw 2 years ago.

  4. Jasmine says:

    I really enjoyed this newsletter!

  5. Yay for FIGS! I can not get enough this season. I have already bought a flat and looking for another. Stock up and freeze them, they’re great in smoothies. I am curious… about a month ago when we got the first small crop of figs I ate probably a pint or more a day and experienced some intestinal detox(nothing intolerable) but now with the second crop I can’t seem to get enough of them. I have not experienced any intestinal cleansing and have been eating 2 pints a day…
    is there such a thing as too many figs?! ha, thanks.

  6. molly says:

    Figs dipped in tahini is amazing!!! I hope you’ve tried it! I think I got that one from the other fig lover, Matt Monarch. Enjoy the HEAT in the bay area!! If either you or Ann Marie are speaking anywhere in the area I hope you’ll let us know. I’d love come by and hear your schpeels 🙂

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