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A great hike with friends outside of Denver.

The weekend is here, which means a few things…

First, it means that I’m going to share the 7 Things I Learned This Week with you.

This has been a wildly popular weekly segment and will be a keeper into 2011. Thanks so much for reading it!

Second it means that we have a few more days left for our 10% off New Years sale. All items in the store are 10% off until Monday January 10th (two days from now).

You can stock up on cinnamon, Annmarie Skin Care and a bunch of other awesome healthy products and save some good money too.

All you have to do to get this discount is use the coupon code below when you check out:


Here’s where to go to start shopping…

Finally, the weekend means that football is here. I know most of you don’t care to watch it, but I love the game. Today and tomorrow, I’ll be watching all the games in between our busy schedule. LOL!

Now on to today’s newsletter:

I want to share the 7 Things I Learned This Week for the first week of 2011.

1. Setting goals is mandatory.

Each year I set personal and business goals.

I sit down in a quiet place and just let ideas fall out onto a Google Doc (used to be a journal).

I then review them, make them a little larger than realistic and a little smaller than unattainable, and store them away for the year.

I then look at them from time to time to see if I’m on track or if I’m missing the boat.

I took a look back at 2010’s goals at the end of this year and almost everything became reality.

The same happened in 2009.

And 2008.

Apparently, in the world of goal achievement, if you have a map, all you have to do is follow it.

The best goal achieved this year?

My face is free of acne.

What a great year! 🙂

2. Google once again proves its amazingness.

I’ve used for years to get relevant research on health.

A few weeks ago, Daniel Vitalis told me about Google Scholar.

This is a search engine for scholarly articles and reference books – that has all of Google’s awesome search capacity.

It is a great way to search without having to dig through all the faux-health information sites to find real, valuable information.

Try it one day, it’s fun!

3. I’ve got to harp on the exercise.

I know you’re probably asking, “what happened to nutrition, Kevin?”

My answer is that it’s still important…

But, I want to make sure that you get the best health you can possibly get.

Exercise is another piece of that puzzle.

In fact, I believe you can get away with a little looseness in your diet if you have the exercise completely in check.

Of course, your health would be best if both are mastered, but exercise is one of your main detoxifiers.

Most people ignore this and buy cleanses that could never clean you out as well as getting out in the woods for an hour a day.

I have to harp.

I want the best for you.

4. I love snow in New York City.

I mentioned this in yesterday’s email.

I don’t like being wet, but I love the snow.

If you haven’t been in this area around the winter, it’s probably something to put on your bucket list.

I love how everything, muffled by the snowflakes, becomes so silent.

5. As much as I love New York, I couldn’t live here again.

I’ve lived on the Upper West Side and in Bay Ridge.

I loved it when I did. New York has it’s many charms. Great food, great people, great public transportation, amazingly long horn honks…

Now, I see it a little different.

It’s so wildly expensive. You just don’t get as much for your dollar here as you would otherwise.

Since we’ve been traveling, we’ve had the opportunity to be in many amazing places and have learned about the economics of those cities.

When you can spend $600-800 on a studio or one bedroom apartment in Denver, or less in Flagstaff, how can you justify $2000-3000 in Manhattan?

Obviously, where you work determines some of this, as well as where your family is, but doesn’t it make sense to live somewhere for $700, then save the extra money and use it to fly around the country? Or drive? Or buy more organic food?

Or just save it for a rainy day?

This is what we’re breaking down right now as we decide where we’re going to be for the end of 2011 and into 2012.

(BTW: Does anyone have an apartment in Denver we could rent? That might help us make our decision… LOL!)

6. I wish everyone could afford Dr. J.E. Williams.

I was speaking to a friend the other day about his health challenges.

I told him I didn’t have any answers for him, but he would benefit from chatting with Dr. Williams.

My friend is able to afford seeing natural health practitioners regardless of price.

Many of you are not in that same boat.

And while I think it’s super-important to have a mentor to get awesome health, sometimes it doesn’t work out like that for everyone.

It is what it is.

As you know, we’ve done a few programs with the good doctor and the main reason why is because I understand health insurance (if you even have it) does not cover many natural treatments.

It’s the best I can do to make sure that you get great information and Dr. Williams doesn’t run out of time in the day.

This leads to the next sub-Thing…

6a. I wish there were more of Dr. Williams.

It’s almost unfair that we can’t clone him…

It’s unfortunate that there are only 24 hours in the day.

We definitely need a new system or method to get health information out.

There are so many sub-par practitioners that only confuse people more than help. Causing the confusion is not intentional, but it’s happening all the time.

We’re trying with our programs to make better sense of everything with someone who really knows many things, but I feel there’s more we can do.

Let me know if you have some ideas. 🙂

7. Stay tuned for this…

We have an amazing online event coming up for you.

I’ve been working on it since September.

It’s going to be something that could never be done at any venue. It’s just too controversial.

I want to tell you about it now, but I have to wait.

It’s something many of you have been asking for years, but no one has put it together.

We stepped up to take on the challenge.

Stay tuned…

Alright, that’s it for me.

Remember, we have a few more days left for our 10% off New Years sale. All items in the store are 10% off until Monday January 10th (two days from now).

You can stock up on Ceylon cinnamon, Annmarie Skin Care and a bunch of other awesome healthy products and save some good money too.

All you have to do to get this discount is use the coupon code below when you check out:


Here’s where to go to start shopping…

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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  1. Kevin I’ve lived all over the country and I love living near Denver the best. I’ve been here 2 years now and absolutely love it here. You can always find an apartment for rent here. Myself, I don’t like apartment living. I rent a house on a dead end street, so quiet here, I love it, for 1200 a month. It would be great if you guys would move here. I would love to help you with your business here on a volunteer basis if you ever needed it…. Ann Marie Huntington, nutritional consultant.

  2. Rhonda says:

    Thank you for the inspiration to keep on track.
    As per #5, if you guys want to consider a place in CO to rent in a smaller city than the big Denver, contact me. Great hiking all around.

    Have a great 2011!

  3. Becky says:

    Hello Kevin & AnnMarie,
    I’ve heard you talk about Dr. J.E. Williams,does he do office consultations? and where is it at? I live in Cocoa Beach Fl.
    Thank you for all your info I receive. Becky

  4. Donaji says:

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for all you guys do daily and passing on great information. Have you heard of Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren and read/listen to his interviews? I just came across this website 2 days ago and have been listening, some amazing information that makes sense but also confuses me as some other people are saying something different.

    What do you guys think?

  5. Thanks Kevin and Annmarie for recommending Google Scholar, had never heard of it before!Always enjoy reading “the seven things…”and love the photo, looking beautiful out there!

  6. David Barriga says:

    Great info. U hit it right on: too bad we can’t clone u and your wife and also people U mentioned.
    Do I have extra sensitive taste buds? the OrMUS super green don’t taste too good, is it ok to mix it with green tea, which without fail, drink everyday: For the past four yrs. Not a single speck of a cold.


  7. Kuru says:

    Great to have those links to the websites (PubMed and Scholar) you mentioned the other day. I was going back to find them.

    A suggestion for you and Dr. Williams: Cover more topics more concisely. I was really interested in his adrenal program, but couldn’t imagine ever listening to 4 hours of that. An hour would be great if he could distill the info. I’d love to hear him talk about all the glands; maybe he could do an hour on each and you could sell them separately so we could buy them little by little and not purge the purse so radically. And the brain. 🙂

    Goals totally work for me. Even daily lists are imminent if I’m really going to get things done. A great success in staying on my exercise program has been writing down daily what exercises I do and tallying at the end of the week hoping I made my weekly goal. If I’m slack in the first of the week, I try to make up later. Using a wall type calendar with the month displayed is a great way to keep track of daily, weekly, and monthly.

  8. debbie says:

    I love how much time and effort you put into US!!!!!!!THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY NICE CLEAN HEART!!!(thanks partly to you guys!!)
    Thanks for the links… friends are all jealous of my knowledge….but are unwilling to listen to me, go figure!

  9. Dave says:

    Kevin, when you’re in Denver again… check out Chautauqua. It’s on baseline road in Boulder.

    Lot of great hiking and if you go be sure to climb Bear Peek. The canyon on the way up is a great challenge and the views are incredible!

  10. Mary says:

    I am an apartment manager in the Denver area…there are lots of options around here. 🙂

  11. sharon says:

    I appreciate your harping on the exercise. I’m one of those people who has the strict, rigid, healthy diet down pat and tend to blame all illness (in other people) on their diet. But I hate exercising. I need you to keep reminding all of us that exercise is important.!!

    Just FYI, I have a Chinese herbalist who I am seeing right now and he is amazing. I don’t know if you are ever in Santa Barbara, but he’d be good to interview. His name is Henry Han and to get an idea of what he has to say, check out his chapter in “Healing Our Planet, Healing Ourselves.” This is an excerpt from his new book, “The Gray Zone.” He also is co-author of “Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine.”

    Once again, thanks for all you do to keep us informed.

  12. rfk says:

    an 8th thing to learn?

    What consumers don’t know is that honey doesn’t usually come straight – or pure – from the hive. Giant steel drums of honey bound for grocery store shelves and the food processors that crank out your cereal are in constant flow through the global market. Most honey comes from China, where beekeepers are notorious for keeping their bees healthy with antibiotics banned in North America because they seep into honey and contaminate it; packers there learn to mask the acrid notes of poor quality product by mixing in sugar or corn-based syrups to fake good taste.

    None of this is on the label. Rarely will a jar of honey say “Made in China.” Instead, Chinese honey sold in North America is more likely to be stamped as Indonesian, Malaysian or Taiwanese, due to a growing multimillion dollar laundering system designed to keep the endless supply of cheap and often contaminated Chinese honey moving into the U.S., where tariffs have been implemented to staunch the flow and protect its own struggling industry.

    Also struggling is the country’s agriculturally vital bee population. A report released Monday found that four previously abundant species of bumblebee are close to disappearing. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences documented a 96-per-cent decline in the numbers of the four species.

    Industry insiders began tracking the questionable cargo years ago when low-priced honey from surprising countries infiltrated the market. But federal law enforcement officials have only begun to home in.

    Savvy honey handlers use a network of Asian countries to “wash” Chinese-origin product – with new packaging and false documents – before shipping it to the U.S. for consumption in various forms.

    Fifteen people and six companies spanning from Asia to Germany and the U.S. were recently indicted in Chicago and Seattle for their roles in an $80-million gambit still playing out in the courts. That case has been billed as the largest food fraud in U.S. history. But American beekeepers, already suffering from a bee death epidemic that is killing off a third of their colonies a year, say the flow of suspect imports has not let up.

    “We see a flood, an avalanche of [laundered] honey continuing,” said Ron Phipps, a global honey markets expert. “It has created a two-tier market where cheap, illegal honey … has a huge competitive advantage,” he said, adding: “It’s really putting the domestic industry on the verge of crisis.”

  13. Kelly says:

    Have you guys heard that stevis can effect fertility?

  14. Kelly says:

    Meant to say stevia above! New phone and a cat in my lap! Random question but have heard that stevia effects fertility lately. Thanks for all you do!

  15. Neil says:

    Hi Guys!

    This is my first post, but I’ve watched pretty much every episode- I love how grounded and accessible this show is. It really empowers me to believe health is achievable.

    Is this the place to ask a question? Anyway I’ll try, because it’s a complicated question that I’m having trouble researching on my own.

    I suffer two conditions that I wish would go away- I have chronic inflammatory pain in my hands that medical doctors could not diagnose, and I also have (and have had since adolescence) lumpy, puffy man-breasts or gyncomastia, despite reasonably low body fat.
    Because of my inflammation I am seeking ways to get a better balanced omega 3:6 ratio in my raw vegan diet… til now, I’ve been getting most of my fat from avocados, hemp oil, almonds, etc. but I just came across a site showing that those foods are mostly Omega-6.

    The only foods on the chart that seem desirable are flax and salmon (and I have no desire to eat salmon flesh). I do eat greens and algae, but I don’t think these balance the omega-6s I’m getting in my moderately high-fat raw diet.
    But flax concerns me from the other perspective: it’s at the very top of this chart on phytoestrogens.

    I tend to run in fear from anything containing “phytoestrogens” out of fear that they might make my breasts worse- is it true that consuming phytoestrogens is a bad idea in my case? I’m confused because people recommend cruciferous vegetables, as well as garlic and onion, but those seem to have phytoestrogens too.
    Bottom line: should I avoid flax, sprouted beans and seeds to help reduce my estrogen levels, and if so then where do I get the omega-3s to outnumber my omega-6’s and help my inflammation?

    Thanks for your help!

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