The 5 Best Things for More Energy : The Renegade Health Newsletter

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hiking in sedona for more energy
Being in the woods here in Sedona is one thing to do for more energy…

I love answering your questions…

I feel that when I do, I’m giving my highest amount of service.

Other websites have articles and their own appeal, but here, I feel one of our strengths is reaching out and answering the questions you have.

Today’s question is from Maureen.

“Suppose you were a 51 year old type 2 diabetic living in Connecticut, what would you expect to spend per month on a diet to regain health and lose 36 lbs of fat? Is there such a diet? Also knowing what to remove from your diet what one thing more than others would you add in order to boost energy levels? It’s great to see someone from this side of the states doing what you do. Thanks. I hope to hear from you.”

Well, Maureen, glad you asked…

There are a few items I want to address to break this down so it’s digestible.

First, I like how the question is asked as a hypothetical.

Maureen, I don’t know if this is about you or a friend, but it’s really one of the best ways to ask questions in public for yourself without risking embarrassment.

I like to tell people (borrowed from Nomi Shannon) that if you have a question about your own health and are uncomfortable asking it, you can always start with, “I have a friend who…”

Then you insert your issue.

It’s a great way to do it, it breaks the ice and everyone feels more comfortable.

So again, Maureen, no idea if you knew this or not or if this is about you or not, but it’s a great way to frame a likely difficult question to ask. 🙂

Second, Type 2 diabetes is very reversible. Purchase Gabriel Cousens’ “Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine” and use the recipes in that book. Your blood sugar levels will drop in just a few days.

(You don’t have to do all live or raw foods, you just have to cut back or eliminate sugars)

In a month or so, you may find your levels are fantastic and at that point you should consult with a sympathetic health practitioner to see what your next steps are.

Please be wary of following the American Diabetic Association recommendations for diabetics. I remember recently picking up a flyer from the ADA that had a full list of fast foods that were OK for diabetic patients. (That included burgers with buns.)

This information is clearly to help you “manage” the disease (read: stay on medication) than for you to actually lower your blood sugar to the point of no longer needing medication.

Third, you asked about how much it will cost.

I’m going to blow this up a bit for you, so please know that I’m coming from a place that cares about you (or your friend) and what you to get better.

When it comes to your health, cost should NEVER be an issue.

You must be willing to pay whatever it takes.

With that attitude you will succeed. With any other, you may find you’ll always struggle.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any money, it doesn’t matter if you’re out of a job, it doesn’t matter if you’re bedridden.

You must find a way to treat yourself with the best care possible.

You only live once.

Cancel your cable.

Cancel your internet (it’s free at the library).


Don’t ever go out to dinner.

Move to Peru where the cost of living is 1/4 of what it is here.

Your health is more important!

Do you want to sit on your death bed thinking about how you didn’t cancel HBO and the NFL Redzone, which could have saved you $100 a month that probably would have paid for all the great veggies that you needed to get better?

I think you probably get where I’m going here.

Take a deep look at your belief system.

Are you valuing money more than your health?

Thirdly, my answer to the question about what one thing I would add to my diet to boost energy, is somewhat similar to my question above.

If diabetes is the issue, or any other health challenge is the matter, then adding one thing will not get you more energy. You’re looking for a quick fix.

Many health “experts” will recommend mild to moderate stimulants in this case, but I’m almost positive that those stimulants will take away your health and energy in the long run… not build it back up.

So the best tips for adding things into your diet for more energy are longer term and not as sexy:

1. Add rest into your diet. Eat it 3-4 times a day.

2. Add walking in the woods to your diet. Sprinkle that on your workday.

3. Add deep breathing. Take this every day before meals.

4. Add wonder into your life. Drink this like water.

5. Finally, eat the healthiest foods you can find and don’t stress about doing it right. Just get better every day.

Maureen, I hope that helps you or your friend or family member.

Thanks for asking an let us know how everything works out!

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Talk to you tomorrow!

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 — 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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