The medical industry seems to want to control everything even your form of acne control. They make a killing off of teens. Acne medication can cause mood disorders and undesired symptoms. An old friend of mine knew a girl in his high school that committed suicide after using acne medication. The medication was known for causing depression. Instead of covering up the symptoms and risking our health, let’s remove the cause.
Common acne medications are antibiotics used to kill bacteria. Processed junk food and lack of fiber has contributed greatly to uncontrollable acne. Junk food does this by feeding bad bacteria in the digestive tract, lowering immunity and normal detoxification. This then overly acidifies the body (acidosis) creating a poor environment for your skin. The bacteria in your gut directly relates to skin. It only makes sense since you are what you eat.
To eliminate bacteria we need to avoid processed junk food, incorporate whole foods and basic herbalism into our life. With this simple tea below alongside healthier food you can reduce acne in 1-2 weeks and sometimes even less. I have personally done this for myself successfully overnight!!
1-4 cups water “depending on flavor desire”
Pau D’ Arco is a natural antifungal tree that grows in the rainforest. It has a resistance to rotting from bacteria in a damp environment. We can use its resistance to kill bad bacteria and in return eliminate acne.Lemon is used to alkalize your body and increase the absorption of Pau D’ Arco.Cat’s Claw is an adaptogen with very strong antifungal properties.
Avoid peanuts. Peanuts are one of the main causes of acne due to acidity and bacteria contamination.
Avoid starches that linger in the digestive tract if you have poor gut health.
Increase fiber intake
Reduce junk food consumption and eat whole foods as often as possible. “not the store”
Health is the most important aspect of life. Without it you don’t have life. With low energy you can’t go out and experience all the things life has to offer. I believe health is a human right along with: food, clothing. shelter, education, transportation, and technology. We should not be slaves to labor just to survive. We have the resources to allow everyone to live in perfect health together without useless labor. Robotics has come so far they can even automate most of the farming. It is hard for me to understand how we can build skyscrapers yet millions are homeless and sick!
With this being said, I try my best to keep my products affordable for everyone. I feel offering low prices for health is my gift of everything to the people. With health you can then have everything you put your mind and efforts to. I strongly believe the way money is currently used “greed” is one of the largest mistakes man has made. It has created separation of poor to rich, greed, and useless materialistic desires. If everyone did what they loved, we would be inhabiting planets lightyears away by now.
When someone is sick the last thing they have is money. They are unable to work which then ruins their lives. Emergency visits for a measly sprained wrist costs thousands of dollars, you’re paying it off for the next 5 years or more in some cases. For someone disabled, they have nothing left after that emergency to help get their health back on track after an accident and let’s face it, everyone has an accident. Lots of health products and services cost way too much. You’re usually paying for the name, not the quality.
Some claim to be selling extracts when in fact they are just powdered forms of herbs that still weigh the same and do the same as uncut herbs. I refuse to put my face on a product and ramp up the price just for financial gain. Instead I will do whatever it takes to keep prices low for the sake of anyone struggling in life. I have been there. Lack of funds for herbs to heal myself slowed down my progress by a decade.
If you ever find me losing touch with my morals, remind me with my own article right here.
Take into consideration some products are just damn expensive. Medicinal mushrooms are a good example. Reishi can range from $20-$60 per pound for herbalists if the supplier is not out of stock. After making formulas, packaging and online fees the prices get extremely expensive. I try to make sure the essentials are affordable to everyone and I also make sure the luxury herbs are worth selling. If the benefits are not worth it I don’t even bother selling them.
Here is my list of essentials to health. I try my best to sell herbs associated with this list.
Adaptogenic herbs have been enhancing the human experience for thousands of years. With this ancient knowledge of adaptogenic herbs we can continue to utilize it and experience life to the fullest. Today we are going to explore the benefits and history of the adaptogenic herb Rhodiola Rosea.
This sweet and bitter tasting herb has been used for thousands of years in Europe and Asia. It has been classified as an adaptogenic herb by russian researchers where it was used to enhance the stamina in olympic athletes. Adaptogenic simply means it increases the body’s resistance to chemical, biological, and physical stress.
With over 140 chemical compounds found in Rhodiola, it is no wonder it has such beneficial effects.
There is a breath taking long list of benefits that are claimed and they are: Astringent, relieves headaches, anemia, anti tumor activity by increasing resistance to toxins,, strengthens the nervous system, supports thyroid function and the entire “HPAT” system which helps reduce fatigue, this allows for better athletic performance, protects muscle tissue during physical exertion, fights off infections, supports the GI tract, slows aging related diseases, enhances immunity, enhances memory, regulates metabolic function, aids in weight loss, improves sexual function, fights depression through serotonin and dopamine regulation in the brain. With the mood regulating effects it is often known as a work productivity enhancer. Maybe we should call it the 4 hour work week herb.
Apparently Vikings used this herb to increase their physical strength. “Viking roar”
The species Rhodiola Rosea has been most researched so watch out for brands that use different species. You may not receive the same benefits as cited in the research articles as they have not been studied as extensive as Rosea.
Since 1960, 180 pharmacological, phytochemical, and clinical studies have been published regarding this herb. The key phytochemicals are rosavin, rosarin, rosin, salidroside, and p-tyrosol and they are found in higher concentrations particularly in Rosea. There are other antioxidants, including proanthocyanidins, quercetin, gallic acid, chlorogenic acid and kaempferol. Due to the high antioxidant content of this herb it is good at neutralizing toxins which can help eliminate migraines and other symptoms of toxicity. This also plays a key role in slowing down the aging process.
Rhodiola is a perennial flowering plant. It is grown in cold regions all around the world. It commonly grows on sea cliffs and mountains at altitudes around 10,000 feet. This altitude resistance can be passed on to us when we consume this herb. Which makes it a good supplement for airplane travelers.
Some of its first recorded uses were in Tibet and China where over 30 species are found. Some of those towns were located at an altitude over 10,000 feet. It has even has been documented as Rodia Riza in the De Materia Medica by the Greek physician, Dioscorides, which dates back as far as 77 CE. The average person consumes pharmaceutical medications that only date back about 100 years. Which medicine will you chose? Leave a comment below and let’s talk about it.
It is often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to nourish Qi which in my perspective means the natural electrical conductivity that our bodies have. The key to longevity. Chinese emperors sent expeditions to Siberia to collect Rhodiola. It was highly regarded as they called it the Golden Root. Up in the Siberian mountain villages they gift bouquets of rhodiola to couples before marriage as a way to enhance fertility and ensure they have healthy children.
Some independent testimonies of this herb on health forums claim that it makes some individuals really fatigue rather than energised. This can be a short term effect on those with ADHD, a lack of sleep and endocrine weakness. The sides effects could be from the body trying restore itself to a more balanced state. If it makes you tired try taking it before bedtime. If symptoms persist either stop taking it or seek professional advice. For others take it in the morning as it can be very energising and cause insomnia.
When purchasing look for sources grown in siberia, the high altitudes of china where it is away from pollution, and there are also a few locations in the United States that are safe as well. Or just grow your own 🙂
There is a lot of information regarding this herb and I could not fit it all in this video. Be sure to do your own research as there are a lot of interesting facts to be learned. Check the description below this video for more information. Have you tried Rhodiola? Leave a comment below to share with the community how it worked out for you, subscribe if you’re new and also hit like on this video like your life depends on it! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. As always I’m Brandon Goji and I’ll see you in the next video.
“Eating Banana” Did you know Bananas are technically a berry?! “Stoner face”
Today we are going to talk about Bananas.
Even though most berries we know of today are mainly tiny and round, not all of them are. True berries are simple fruits that stem from one flower and one ovary, usually with multiple seeds and that’s exactly what a banana is. Oh and get this, Strawberries are not classified as berries! In the botanical sense anyhow.
The average person in the UK eats 10 kg or 22 lbs of bananas a year which is about 100 bananas. In the US, Bananas are the most popular fruit right above apples. In 1970, 7 pounds of bananas were consumed per person. This raised to 10.4 pounds in 2010. However, other sources say the average american eats roughly 25 pounds but in all honestly I just don’t see it. “Fat people” I personally eat about 730 bananas a year, which really isn’t that much. Some fruitarians eat about 3000 or more a year.
Bananas were first domesticated in Southeast Asia and Papua New Guinea. Archaeological and Palaeo-environmental evidence at Kuk Swamp in the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea proposes that the cultivation of bananas dates back as far as 7,000 years ago and possibly as far back as 10,000 years ago. There are also text references to bananas in Islamic poems and hadiths near the beginning of the 9th century. In the 10th century there are texts about bananas in Palestine and Egypt. It then goes into North Africa and Muslim Iberia. If this is true, then the likelihood of humans using fruit as a staple food for thousands of years is even more promising.
Those soft, sweet and nearly seedless bananas you are eating today are mainly from the cavendish group. Named after William Cavendish. The cavendish plant was grown in the Derbyshire estate’s hothouse in 1830 over 180 years ago. Allegedly this happened because the head gardener Joseph Paxton was apparently inspired after seeing a banana plant on a chinese wallpaper in one of the 175 rooms in the home. He then got access to an imported banana species. I actually got into hydroponics after I saw someone grow a dwarf banana tree hydroponically. I thought it was so cool!! That was also the week I learned Miracle Gro does not work as hydroponic nutrients. Lol
There is a threat to this food that us health enthusiasts love so much and its called the Panama disease.
In the 1950’s the Gros Michel Banana was nearly destroyed worldwide by the Panama disease. Panama disease is a fungus that is resistant to conventional agricultural fungicide. Cavendish is Asexual which means all of the plants are cloned descendants from one plant. That is why you don’t spend your time spitting out seeds when eating one. The seeds are nearly microscopic now in most types of commercial bananas. Since they are clones, they cannot develop a resistance to the disease. Once the disease figures out how to kill one plant, it can then kill all of them.
If you’re going to eat one fruit you may want to pick bananas as they seem to be close to a perfect food.
Bananas are relatively nutrient and calorie dense so I consider them a class 1 superfood in my book. This is the reason why the food is commonly used as a staple food for health enthusiasts such as freelee the banana girl who has eaten over 50 bananas in a day! Freelee if you eat 30 a day that’s around 10,000 a year!
When bananas are unripe and green they are actually starchy compared to ripe bananas that contain simple sugars. This means green bananas contain polysaccharides which are complex carbohydrates composed of long chain sugars. They take longer to absorb and be utilized by the body. This can be useful information for diabetics that have trouble with simple sugars that still want to receive the tremendous list of health benefits from fruit. The downside to this is that unripe bananas are harder to digest and contain less antioxidants compared to spotted ripened ones. That starch can also act as a prebiotic to feed beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. Being a prebiotic alongside fiber greatly aids in digestion.
A randomised controlled trial was done to learn the effects of banana consumption of faecal microbiota.The study revealed that the banana group had significantly lower gastrointestinal symptoms compared to controls. The consumption of bananas had no adverse effects on evacuation patterns. They concluded bananas are a well tolerated eating behaviour that may induce bifidogenesis in women experiencing weight problems. This will obviously be useful for men as well.
According to research: the mean postprandial blood glucose response area to white bread was significantly higher compared to under ripe and overripe bananas.
It was found that bananas contain dopamine at high levels in the peel and pulp. Dopamine acts as an antioxidant and is crucial to support good mood, motivation and attention.
Tryptophan is also found in bananas. Tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin is also responsible for supporting good mood and melatonin is needed for proper sleep.
Bananas mainly consist of fructose, glucose, and sucrose which can increase energy levels and stabilize blood sugar which is crucial for getting through the day. There is a lot of talk about the dangers of fructose which you shouldn’t worry about in natural whole foods. When its naturally occurring in fruit that contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, the body is able to properly utilize fructose the way nature intended. The problems occur when you try to extract a single substance and put it in the body disrupting the natural nutrition balance. Yin and Yang.
Bananas contain numerous amounts of vitamins, minerals and even amino acids. This makes them a better alternative to processed electrolyte drinks and vitamin waters “laugh”. Instead you could make a banana smoothie. You’ll get a lot more electrolytes from bananas compared to those blue and red dyed high fructose corn syrup electrolyte drinks. Some of those energy drink companies even try to add caffeine and herbal extracts to their drinks for an additional energy boost. Which in my opinion is done with utterly poor herbalism in mind. Let’s not have a heart attack from our energy drink. Since bananas are high in potassium, it will actually protect your heart rather than stimulate it and increase the potential risk for a heart attack. In an upcoming video I will talk about the risks of energy drinks.
The high potassium and magnesium found in this fruit can help athletes reduce muscle soreness and cramping during and after exercise. You don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy these benefits. Surprisingly over 68% of Americans don’t consume the recommended daily intake of magnesium. Magnesium is needed for over 300 enzyme biochemical reactions in the body. I know some of you out there get charlie horses while netflixing, so eat more bananas!
Bananas are high in Vitamin B-6 which is essential for synthesizing heme. Heme is the protein part of hemoglobin that carries iron and oxygen in the blood which can help reduce anemia. This is also useful for athletic performance.
Be sure to hit like on this video. It lets me know that you guys are interested in these types of videos. What’s your favorite banana recipe? Have bananas helped you on your health journey? Leave a comment below! Peanut Butter Banana smoothie was actually the first smoothie I ever made in a cheap $20 blender. If you’re new be sure to subscribe for future videos. Thanks for watching, I’m Brandon Goji and I’ll see you in the next video.Stay Motivated and THRIVE my fellow Urban Survivors! Bye!!
People often believe that vibes are only felt and not shown. That you should not judge someone based off of their looks and only trust your intuition. I actually disagree with this. It is true vibes are felt but there is one thing that is missing. Vibes are exactly that, vibrations. Vibrations create shape and are physically shown in our bodies. This has been proven through the research of Cymatics. Frequencies have the ability to affect the physical structure of our bodies from water to the minerals and cells we have as seen in the image above.
Though these vibrations are not strong such as acoustic vibrations they are still happening. Over time they physically affect us. This is a useful tool to learn that the physical features of the human body express the long term thought process of the body, mind, and spirit. We can use this to our advantage. We can not only feel but also see what we are dealing with. This has been pinpointed down to a science but is still very difficult. Micro expressions are physical movements of the body in a short period of time. Usually within the fraction of a second. That is the frequency of a thought or a vibe. There is also long term expressions from diseases and emotions. We have all seen the grumpy old man. You look at him and you can tell he had a tough life and just wants peace and quiet now. The structure of his face shows anger even when he’s not angry. This is a vibe from long term thoughts that ended up physically affecting the body.
So how do we attract similar vibes? We do this by the way we present ourselves. I purposely wear a copper laced crystal necklace when I go in public along with clothes that help express who I am as a person. Vibes do not have to always be just the body. It can be your clothes, car, house, garden, art, photography, etc… People notice these things before they feel anything. This is the way we are mainly judged. Vibes come as a second tool especially when you see someone that looks appealing but turns out to be mentally off. I will argue that there is always something showing even in those that try to hide their internal frequencies or thoughts.
Our souls have frequencies which are emitted through our physical body. Our body shows our current state of soul resonance.
A perfect example of thoughts into physical reality can be seen in the video below.
Don’t bag when you mow. Don’t be that guy. Gardeners secretly hate you!
If you do use a bag on the mower use the clippings to make compost or even better compost tea and then spray the lawn.
Keep it tall. Keep your grass tall to lower the risk of your lawn drying out and looking like you live in the desert. This is why I am the only one with a green lawn in the 90 deg weather.
Plant fruit trees to shade your lawn from the hot sun. I’m a strong believer in planting edible trees.
Mulch the leaves into your grass don’t rake them out. “don’t burn leaves either sigh…” My neighbors burn leaves when they live in the woods!
If you still insist to bag all your lawns nourishment donate it to a local gardener or farmer. They will enjoy it even if you don’t.
Or best yet, dig up the grass and only grow edibles.
Try some Cutting Edge nutrients or other fertilizers but please don’t fertilize if you live near sitting water. Sitting water “ponds and lakes” will be overfed nutrients and cause an imbalance in the ecosystem.
Your current diet is most likely high in omega 6 and low in omega 3 which can have devastating affects on your health. Today we are going to talk about the benefits of omega 3’s and why the ratio of omegas is so important in your diet.
$25 billion dollars was spent on omega 3 supplements in 2011 and was estimated to reach $35 billion dollars by 2016. But why? Why are omega 3’s so popular? First let me help you understand what omega fatty acids are and then a little further in this video I’ll show you the benefits.
Omega 6 also known as n-6 and omega 3 also known as n-3 are two types of (PUFA) polyunsaturated fats. They are both defined as essential fatty acids because the human body cannot synthesize omegas due to the lack of desaturase enzymes. This includes lacking the enzyme omega 3 desaturase. Without this enzyme we cannot convert omega-6 fatty acids into omega-3. These fatty acids must be obtained through diet or supplementation. This is the reason why fats are in my dieting protocol.
Omega-3 fatty acids have a double bond, three carbons away from the omega end also known as the methyl group. Omega-6 fatty acids have a double bond, six carbons away from the methyl group. Hence the names omega 3 and 6.
There are 3 types of omega 3 fatty acids.
(DHA) Docosahexaenoic acid, (EPA) Eicosapentaenoic acid and (ALA) Alpha-Linolenic acid.
There are numerous types of omega 6 fatty acids. The most commonly known omega 6 is (LA) Linoleic Acid. Linoleic acid is converted into (GLA) Gamma Linolenic acid which is then converted into Arachidonic Acid (AA). Make sure you don’t mistake linoleic acid for the omega 3 (ALA) Alpha Linolenic acid.
Omega 6 fatty acids are needed for the creation of inflammation. Inflammation is needed in the body as a response to injury but it can become an issue when there is too much inflammation which unfortunately a vast majority of us have.
If you are eating a standard american diet, your omega 6 levels are most likely higher than your omega 3’s which increases your risk for too much inflammation. This is because processed foods contain plant oils high in omega 6. Corn oil, cottonseed oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, and safflower oil. Check the ingredients in your potato chips. They are definitely in there, even in those “healthy chips”. These oils are unfortunately common in foods found in the “health foods” section. This is why I suggest making most meals from scratch as often as possible. Corn oil has an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 49:1. Corn oil and other oils are part of the reason why the common ratio in western diets is 15/1 and often times higher. The problem is, Omega 6 and 3 compete for the same enzymes. Therefore you should try to add in more omega 3 rich foods. Ideally we should be consuming omega 6 and 3 as closely as possible to an equal ratio of 1:1. Equal parts Yin and Yang.
A deficiency in omega 3 is much more likely than a deficiency in omega 6.
We should not eliminate omega 6 entirely as it is indeed essential but we do need to try to decrease the consumption of it by eating organic whole foods. You should focus on adding more omega 3s into your diet since they are harder to find in most foods. Don’t worry about your omega 6 levels getting low. If you’re deficient in omega 6 you’re probably not eating enough food in general and will have other deficiencies alongside it. Its nearly impossible to eliminate it entirely with a well rounded diet. Remember, a deficiency in omega 6 is extremely rare but a deficiency in omega 3 is not.
The bmj had a few things to say about omega 6 that I found to be very valuable information.
“Dietary advice about fats and the risk of heart disease is called into question on bmj.com today as a clinical trial shows that replacing saturated animal fats with omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable fats is linked to an increased risk of death among patients with heart disease.”
They reported a study that was done to see if there were truly any dangers associated with a high intake of omega 6.
“An in-depth analysis of the effects of linoleic acid on deaths from coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease has not previously been possible because data from the Sydney Diet Heart Study – a randomised controlled trial conducted from 1966 to 1973 – was missing.”
Wait, what?? It was missing? But then someone found it? Years after the damage of suppressed education has been done? Of course!
“The results show that the omega-6 linoleic acid group had a higher risk of death from all causes, as well as from cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, compared with the control group.”
These results prove that you should reduce that high omega 6 level by reducing the consumption of oily foods and favoring a whole foods diet rich in omega 3. A diet too high in omega 6 can cause you to be at higher risk for various illnesses such as: Inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular disease, heart disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and even alzheimer’s disease.
Now let’s get to the long list of benefits from omega 3’s: Healthy aging, proper fetal development, improves bone and joints, cardiovascular function, improvement of the mechanical function of the heart, decreases resting systolic and diastolic blood pressure, lowers serum levels of triglyceride, potentially reduces alzheimer’s because it was found to have reduced amyloid in animals, alleviates joint pain, improved cognitive function, improves immunity, supports brain and eye health, reduces ADHD symptoms, may alleviate depression, bipolar disorder and other neurological disorders, reduces inflammation, aids in athletic performance by promoting the release of nitric oxide from the endothelial cells leading to improved endothelial function and more.
All in all, omega 3’s are extremely important, especially for brain and eye health! A lot of brain disorders can be relieved by omega 3 supplementation. It is commonly used for concussions, ADD, ADHD and other learning disorders, bipolar disorder, depression and even that pesky brain fog. If you have a sluggish mind or anything brain related, you may want to try omega 3’s to help alleviate it. A study was done on rats supplementing their diet with omega 3. They found that omega 3’s increased dopamine levels in the frontal cortex by 40%. It also increased the binding to the dopamine d2 receptor.
If your children are experiencing developmental issues and behavior disorders it may indeed be related to low levels of omega 3. If the mother didn’t get enough omega 3’s in her diet during pregnancy the child could be at higher risk of brain related disorders. Please consider omega 3’s because children are the future and we want to make sure its a good one. A friend of mine has a child on the way. I made it a point to to ensure the mother is eating wild low mercury fish! Don’t forget, the solid weight of the brain is 60% fat so fatty acids are crucial to brain health.
Due to the lack of omega 3’s in foods, supplementation may be needed for some people. With all of these benefits and deficiencies, I makes sense why it is sold worldwide and profits billions of dollars.
High dose supplementation of omega 3 can thin blood and cause diarrhea so there is no need to take high doses unless recommended by your healthcare professional for very specific conditions. There is no recommended dietary allowance but it is suggested to take about 250 to 500 mg. Or at least eat two fatty fish per week. Most fish oil and krill oil supplements contain about 250 mg and on the high end about 1000 mg. If you don’t like the taste of seafood then obviously its best take a supplement when you can. Although fish is the best source, there are some plant based foods that contain omega 3’s such as flax oil and chia seeds.
There is an ongoing debate about whether or not these plant based oils are utilized as well as seafood and for a relatively good reason. The body is able to convert some EPA and DHA from ALA the short chain omega-3 but studies show the conversion rate may be limited. The conversion is approximately only 6% for EPA and 3.8% for DHA. Not only that, the conversion rate is drastically reduced by 40 to 50% when the diet is rich in omega-6. Thus the reason for suggesting seafood sources over plant sources.
Some omega 3 food sources include, flaxseed oil, chia seeds, grape leaves, kale, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, mackerel, salmon, tuna, oysters, and more. Visit my website for a full list of foods with omega 3’s. The link is in the description below. “ The full list is also in my book”
Well! I’ll leave it at that. I know my viewers are smart and now know how important omega 3’s are so I don’t feel the need to talk any further. Do you take fish oils or any other omega 3 supplements? Have they helped you? Let the community know in the comments below. If you decide this is a supplement you’d like to try, check the description below where you can find brandon goji approved omega 3 supplements that you can purchase. Be sure to hit like on this video like your life depends on it and subscribe to my channel if you’re new. I upload numerous health videos that you won’t want to miss. As always, I’m Brandon Goji and I’ll see you in the next video. Bye! Stay motivated you urban survivors!
Massive list of sources.
Did you know your home can be more polluted than the outside air of a city? Ehh! O_o Today we will talk about how to fix that with different types of negative ion generators.
In my previous video I talked about the benefits of negative ions. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to watch it. There is a link in the description below. In this video, we will cover negative ion generators and air filters. I will explain to you what you need to know about them to ensure you get the most benefits out of them. I’ll also leave brandon goji approved affiliate links in the description below where you can purchase them.
There are tons of negative ion generators on the market making it hard to decide which ones to get. This doesn’t mean one is necessarily better than the other. Its all relative to what you are looking for based on how much you want to spend and how much space you want to saturate in ions.
Firstly we have salt lamps that come in various hand crafted shapes and sizes. Salt lamps are large crystal rocks commonly made from himalayan salt that contains 84 different types of trace minerals. Negative ions can only be created by some type of energy source such as friction, heat, evaporation, electricity, waterfalls, and so forth. These lamps absorb moisture from the air. Once heat is applied by a light bulb, they emit evaporated water and ultimately create some negative ions. These lamps can handle high temperatures and work better when they are well heated with the right 15 watt light bulb. Some people sell low quality lamps with the wrong size bulb that does not emit enough heat leaving you with a glowing rock and no negative ions. Make sure your lamp is warm to the touch but obviously not hot enough to burn your house down. If the temperature is too high, the moisture will evaporate entirely and stop working until it has accumulated more moisture after it has been off for a while. Salt lamps can sweat because they collect moisture from the air and this often times leaves some residue so you may want to put them on a tray. This tearing is reduced when the lamp is on.
You can get these lamps in various shapes, sizes and colors. Pink, white, black, grey, round, square, pyramid, and wavy. They even have mini usb powered lamps for us techies.
As for square foot coverage: It is measured by the weight of the lamp. 5-7 lbs covers 10×10 sqft, 9-11 lbs covers 12×12 sqft, 12-15 lbs covers 14×14 sqft and 40-50 lbs covers 30×30 sqft.
Or uh, you know… Small lamps for small rooms, large lamps for large rooms. Or small for less ions and larger for more ions.
They will not produce as many ions as an electrical generator but they do look nice and there are a lot of testimonies stating they have helped people. More scientific research needs to be done to confirm the amount of ions that they actually produce.
When purchasing salt lamps, please make sure they are fair trade certified. If you care about quality, make sure the lamps are well made. You can tell by looking for a few key factors. How clean the rock is, the bottom of the lamp has new rust free screws and is well secured, comes with a dimmer, has the right size light bulb for proper heat distribution and actually feels warm.
If you don’t like electricity, you could purchase a salt candle holder instead. There are also salt inhalers that do not use any heat. All you do is simply inhale it through your mouth then exhale out your nose. By breathing with these inhalers you are able to bring negative ions directly into the lungs and then the bloodstream.
Salt lamps are nice but so are hepa filters.
Hepa filters are my favorite because you can find them with negative ion generators in them alongside two other different types of air filters. When we say hepa, it usually means the purifier has two different types of filters. A carbon activated filter and a hepa filter. Carbon filters reduce odors and collect larger particles such as dust, lint and even fur. Hepa filters collect the particles that carbon misses. It can surprisingly collect 99.97% of small particles down to the size of 0.3 microns. That includes mold spores.
I highly suggest these hepa filters with all the filters in one including an ionizer for the sheer fact they are the best at truly purifying the air. Airborne particles will fall from negative ion generators but there is nothing to clean them up with. This is where the hepa and carbon filters come in to collect particles and eliminate them from the room.
I personally use a Honeywell air filter that can filter 390 sqft. It can last 3-5 years as long as you occasionally vacuum the filter. Unfortunately the one I use does not have a negative ion generator so I had to buy a generator. Don’t make the same mistake I made. I’ll leave a link in the description below to two different priced hepa filters that also have ionizers and carbon filters attached. They are the perfect size for most bedrooms.
Electrical negative ion generators.
Breathing in negative ions is totally safe. “Coughing while head in generator.”
The only danger is if your skin comes in contact with the generator. This will cause you to be shocked. Kind of like putting a fork in an electrical outlet. Its just something we know not to do. Be sure to unplug your generators when handling them to avoid any shock. Most generators do not even have any openings for you to get shocked unless you build one the way I did which was solely for the smoke experiment. I will be designing my own generators at some point for you guys.
Negative ions can be affected by humidity levels. They will bind to water droplets in the air. Too much water may actually reduce ions but some humidity is needed to help get ions into the air and actually increase the amount of ions present. Do you live in a dry state such as Arizona?, use air conditioners?, or maybe it is winter? If you live in any dry environment, you will actually want to use a small humidifier in your home on those dry days. On humid days, I can hear more static from my generator. There is a link in the description of my favorite looking humidifier that is also able to diffuse essential oils. Peppermint oil is intense in one of those!
I’ll occasionally unplug my generator and clean dust off the needles to ensure it is working as efficiently as possible. In my previous ion video I showed you guys what the generator can do to smoke. The generator actually stopped working after doing that because the smoke made the needles too dirty to conduct electricity. After cleaning them it started to work perfectly fine again. More efficient generators are designed to stay clean and not be as affected by dust. Most people won’t be blowing smoke at their generators so they probably won’t have to be cleaned.
Do I need a generator for each room? You don’t have to buy multiple generators for each room. As long as you get a generator that is strong enough to produce significant amounts of ions at a long square ft radius. Its important that you put the generator in the room you use the most. Either your bedroom or living room. This way, walking around from room to room will allow “some” of the ions to reach other rooms. If you have a smaller generator then it would be more beneficial to get one for each room. The most important way to look at it is based on how many square feet the generator can cover. The generator I have can cover 200 square feet of space which is plenty for my bedroom.
When finding a location to place your generator make sure it is not too close to any objects. Its more efficient at covering space this way because ions can attract to objects in the room. Try putting it on a coffee table or night stand with minimal objects around it. No matter what, make sure the generator is in close proximity to you.
A study was recently released confirming that pollution levels inside cars is 40% higher in traffic jams compared to free flowing traffic. If you drive in a city and tend to get stuck in traffic, you will want to have a negative ion generator plugged into the cigarette lighter outlet. Also be sure to recirculate the inside air of the car to reduce pollution exposure especially when sitting in traffic!
Waterfalls and lakes
Have you ever been to Hawaii or a water rich environment? Waterfalls, oceans, lakes and forests generate the highest amount of natural negative ions on the planet. Dr Horiguchi found that waterfalls reach over 5,000 and forests reach over 1,000 whereas cities are unfortunately around 100.
He believes humans need to be exposed to at least 700 to be healthy. That is why the air is so pure and you feel an energetic boost around nature. We have all heard many studies say nature reduces depression. Natural negative ions definitely have a role in that.
Could this explain some of the longevity secrets of the longest lived people? Most of them do indeed live by bodies of water. If you can afford it, live by water and forests. If not, try to expose yourself to nature as often as you can. Be sure to check out my video: how do people live to 100?
By the way I believe Dr Horiguchi’s measurements are based on ions per cubic centimeter “pcs/cc”.
Do you feel refreshed and in a better mood after taking a shower? Besides the hydrating, earthing and relaxation effects, negative ions may be the reason. Since waterfalls generate ions so can your showerhead! When water droplets collide into each other or splash they create negative ions. This is called the Lenard effect. People have actually made showerheads that are supposedly able to increase ions even more when you take a shower. I personally have not tried the special showerheads but if you have or decide to, please let me know in the comments below. I’ll leave a link in the description below where you can find the showerhead to try.
Well, that’s it for this video. I really hope this video helped you decide which air filters are best for you. The quality of air is extremely important for our health and I’d hate to see you not get the right one for your specific health needs. Be sure to leave a comment below with the experiences you have had with negative ions and other air filters, don’t leave any links! Only words for the sake of internet safety, hit like on this video like your life depends on it and subscribe to my channel if you’re new. I upload numerous health topics that you won’t want to miss. As always, I’m Brandon Goji and I’ll see you in the next video. Bye! Stay motivated you urban survivors!
Electrical generators produce the most ions and salt lamps look cool!
This herb has been used by monks, women, and all walks of earth wanting to aid in hormonal balance which is one of the keys to longevity. Today we are going to talk about chaste tree berry.
Vitex agnus castus, also known as other names such as monk’s pepper, vitex, chaste tree, chasteberry, lilac chaste tree, hemp tree, sage tree, indian spice and abraham’s balm.
Chaste Tree is a perennial native to Central Asia and the mediterranean region. It is commonly found on riverbanks and nearby foothills. It is starting to become very common in the warmer mid to southern parts of the United States for garden landscapes.
Throughout history chaste tree has been used to reduce sexual desires. Hence the word chaste which means to abstain from sexual desires. Don’t let that fool you! It is used to regulate hormones which means in some cases it will increase libido.
You may have heard the common story that in the middle ages monks used chasteberry in the monasteries to reduce their libido. Hence the name monk’s pepper.
It was mentioned in Pliny’s Historia Naturalis “Natural History”. Women used the leaves and stems as bedding “to cool the heat of lust” during the Thesmophoria which is a festival held in Greek cities. They did this to remain chaste when they were not in their husbands beds. We all know what happens during parties or festivals. Eh hm
John Trevis mentioned it at the end of the thirteenth century to make men chaste. The Flower and the Leaf mentioned chaste. The Greek physician Hippocrates wrote about chaste saying: “If blood flows from the womb, let the woman drink dark wine in which the leaves of the chaste tree have been steeped.” In the 16th century William Turner mentioned it for the seeds anaphrodisiac properties. Dioscorides, and Theophrastus also mentioned its use.
The leaves, flowers, and berries can be consumed. The leaves have a more subtle effect so the berries are more commonly used instead.
Some of the benefits of chasteberry are: Inhibit prolactin secretion by competitively binding to dopamine receptors, regulate pituitary gland function, hormonal acne, promotes urination, lowers libido, prostate cancer by regulating high testosterone, infertility, PMS and related symptoms such as cyclic mastalgia, PMDD, migraine headaches, menstrual irregularities, luteal phase defects, and hyperprolactinemia.
Since chaste regulates pituitary gland function, it is used as one of the herbs in my protocol. The pituitary gland is often times called the master gland for its control over most of the endocrine system. The endocrine system plays an important role in health and longevity. If you haven’t yet, watch my video on Pituitary Weakness to learn more about the importance of the pituitary gland.
Most people take chasteberry in the morning. This is done to help regulate the HPAT axis for healthier hormonal functions throughout the day. This will help you have energy during the day and melatonin at night for better sleep quality.
With our overly sexually stimulated society it seems necessary to have some anaphrodisiac medicines for those that do not wish to be apart of the overly stimulated culture. Chaste is specifically good for those people.
A study found that lower doses of the berry increased prolactin whereas higher doses decreased prolactin. This means the libido regulating effects may depend on the amounts of chaste consumed. Lower prolactin levels can cause higher levels of follicle stimulating hormone. Higher estrogen in women and higher testosterone in men. So if you want to lower your libido you will want higher prolactin levels by taking low doses of chaste. Be sure to experiment with doses and see what works best for you. Dosage will be slightly different for each individual. In the study they used extracts ranging from 120 mg, 240 mg and 480 mg daily.
An open study was done to see the effectiveness of chaste in 1634 patients suffering from PMS. They did this by using a questionnaire to determine the effects on symptoms such as depression, anxiety, cravings and hyper dehydration. 85% of physicians rated the herb as good or very good, 81% of patients rated after treatment as very much or much better. The severity of mastodynia symptom complaints still present after 3 months were mostly less severe. Adverse side effects were only found in 1.2% of patients without any serious reactions. All in all it was found to be a safe high benefiting herb in all aspects of PMS symptoms.
Another study concluded: “Dry extract of agnus castus fruit is an effective and well tolerated treatment for the relief of symptoms of the premenstrual syndrome.”
Because of these studies, chaste has gained a popularity in women but remember it can be used for men as well to help regulate endocrine function.
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Life is happening for you, not to you. Everything we experience can be a lesson instead of torture. Instead of complaining, we should appreciate the experiences and learn from them no matter how painful. We remember our failures the most for a reason and that reason is to learn from them. Being sick has taught me to cherish life more and the lives of others. Something I never thought I would appreciate is family. Not just the family I want to create but other families and the importance of them for you and others. Along this appreciation journey I was able to find a way to help alleviate my health challenges “my torture”. THUS birthed my health channel and passion which now has an impact on lives all around the world.
These are a select few thoughts that were provoked by listening to Tim’s podcast. It helped me ease out of a dark place that I’ve been in and I think it could help you too.