Diet vs. Exercise (You can't Outrun Your Food)

January 15, 2022
Simply put... according to Dr. Cassandra Lowe (Brain-Mind Institute, Western University of Canada)... you cannot outrun your fork. While exercise can motivate you to change your nutritional intake and help you shed a few pounds -- increasing exercise without improving your daily diet -- is likely to result in frustration and very little measurable improvement.

People are very good at conserving energy. Thier bodies and cravings will keep track of calories burned through exercise and subconsciously will consume more calories later in the day or try to reduce physical activity later in the day.

The best approach is to combine a daily exercise program with a daily nutritional program. It is not wise to increase your exercise to offset extra food and calories consumed. Dr. Lowe, a health neuroscientist, reports it is very unlikely that a person can exercise  enough to reduce the effects of eating too many (especially unhealthy) calories.

The best approach: Establish an exercise program and plan ahead... make it a part of your daily schedule. Also, plan your meals... and eat your planned meals. Difficulties arise when meals are not planned or guidelines aren't heeded... and hunger strikes! The positive aspect of focusing on nutrition and exercise together is that with exercise, junk foods cravings seems to be less.

To summarize...

Plan your meals... eat your planned meals -- Plan your exercise... do your exercise!
Lower Your Anger and Irritability- and Reduce Inflammation
January 1, 2022

Integrative health Wellness and Unified- Field Health Science has shown us the relationship in terms of mind-body physiology(somatopsychophysiology) between having a physical body that is experiencing inflammation and the besetting of anger- irritability- frustration (the dreaded AIF phenonmenon).

Dr. MIchele Sherwood, a preventive medicine physician , has written that first of all, " inflammation is the backbone of our immune reponse... when we are stressed out while constatly eating semi- toxic food, our inflammation runs amok."

Dr. Fred Travis, noted neuropsychologist has started that "when your entire physiology is in a state of inflammation as a result of poor diet and dysfunctional lifestyle, your emotional  state will soon follow the same destructive parh."

THE FIRST PLACE TO START: Correct your diet. Avoid products made with high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives, An anti-inflammation diet provides steady energy, ample nutrition, and protective phyonutrients, the best way to obtain all of your daily vitamin, minerals, and micronutrients is by eating a diet high in fresh foods

SECONDLY: Evaluate your lifestyle and the environment(s) to which you are exposed. We consume more that just food....we take in experiences, attitudes, and those things around us which can and will have a impact on how we fuction and who we are.

MIND-BODY...BODY-MIND: Dr. Walker, Rossi, Erickson, Cheek ( have shown us through science that:(a) Physical imbalance within the human body can offer psychological consequences, and (b) Psychological stress can induce consequences to the physical body. Thus inflammation in the physical system can result in disturbances such as anger irritability, and frustration.

THE TOOL:   At Movment for Global Health, we offer the HealthCORE Analysis which can determine whether  your physiology is deficient, toxic, or what seems to be more prevelant... in a state of inflammation. And adopt an anti-inflammatory diet, evaluate your lifestyle and stress exposures and live a life of longevity, quality, and quantity.

Plant-Based Diet = Less Cognitive Loss
January 1, 2022

eA recent study has found that elderly individuals who consume a diet greater in plant-based foods have a reduced risk of cognitive decline and dementia. This was rencently published in the journal of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. It was discovered that an increase in mushroom, cocoa, apple, green tea, blueberries, and pomegranates offer a "protection" that reduce the risk of cognitive impairment. Many experts believe that following a Mediterranean diet and balanced lifestyle is associated with an almost 45-50% reduction in risk of cognitive/mental decline  

Professor Christina Andres-Lacueva concluded that a "higher intake of fruits, vegetables , and plant-beased foods provide more polyphenols and bioactive compounds that could help rduce the risk of cognitive decline due to aging."

On a side note of the study, it was determined that artificial sweeteners such saccharin, were associated with a GREATER risk of mental decline.

[Source: Sarah Cownley, Healthy Sciences Academy of London]

Better Sleep - Improved Cognition

November 28, 2021

"Try to get as close to 8 hours of sleep per night as possible, without using sleeping pills (which can compromise your cognitive function)".

Dr. Dale Bredensen, MD, professor and expert in neurocognitive function, said it poignantly in the preceding statement.

It has been established that many of the medications (over the counter and prescription) which are popular as sleep aids, can actually cause cognitive loss and possibly induce a more rapid pathway to dementia and Alzheimer's when taken routinely or over time.

Dr. Bredensen ( recommend the consideration of taking up to 10 mg. of melatonin combined with 100 mg. of 5HTP approximately 30 minutes before retireing to bed. Neither melatonin and 5HTP are medications or pharmaceuticals. Taking these supplements should not leave you with the sedated, sluggish feeling in the morning.

Benzodiazepines such as Xanax have been associated with the risk of cognitive decline and leaving an "aftertaste if lethargy and sluggishness" in both brain and body the next morning. (1).

While the melatonin/5HTP is a safe recommendation for your consideration, if you are already on an antidepressant (SSRI), then you should avoid trying the melatonin/5HTP combination. By taking both you could overload your system and cause something termed serotonin syndrome. In fact, melatonin and 5 HTP are not for everyone. If you are medications, check with your pharmacy about potential drug interactions first. And if you decide to start using melatonin and or 5HTP start with lower doses first to see how your body reacts. Listen to your body as you fine tune a sleep regimen that will work for you.

When we achieve close to 8 hours sleep per night, our brain refreshes, our neurochemicals replenish, and we gain a restoration of both mind/body process which not only keeps us sharp mentally, it heps us to function properly during the course of the day.

Good sleep hygiene is also very imporant: Keep your room dark, cool, and quiet to the best of your ability; wind down prior to retiring, turn off the media, read something inspirational or calming, go to bed by 10pm, and avoid activity in the two hours preceding bedtime.

Good sleep = restoration and detoxification of the mind.

Good sleep = likely to slow the process of aging.

Good sleep = using nutrition and healthy sleep environment may slow the potential for dementia and Alzheimer's.

[Remember, blog articles of  this nature are not a prescription or recommended treatment plan. We offer blog articles for the purpose of education and personal development for your consideration.]

UEDC- Very Early Prevention
  November 27, 2021

When we speak of prevention we also recognize that there is  a very high level of prevention and detection of which is not frequently spoken. UEDC represents "ultra-early detection capabilities".  With its use, we employ education and personalized quality control which help a person detect imbalances in their very early stages -- thus, when discovered and adjusted-- can actually avoid illness BEFORE the damage.


So, essentially, there is prevention...and there is Very-Early-Detection and Prevention.   We use the illustration of the iceberg because it is known that a majority of the iceberg is under the surface and most observers only see what is visible above the surface. 

In using the iceberg analogy, let's say that what is seen above the surface is the disease, illness, or disorder which is already creating damage.  Let's suppose that the part of the iceberg just slowly creeping above the surface line is what we are trying to identify and prevent before to causes "too much" damage. But wait! ...there's more!


What about the part of the iceberg that is in the depths below the surface that nobody can see nor identify as it slowly moves upward to the surface of the water?  If one could detect the impact of that part of the phenomenon and make certain adjustments very early, it is likely that virtually all measurable damage could be avoided.


This is what UEDC does.  Movement for Global Health, through its scientific partners, has introduced with great success methods which can detect imbalances and cellular shifting before they become symptomatic indicators. Techniques in Ultra-Early Detection Capabilities include the HealthCORE Whole Person-Whole Systems Analysis and the Comprehensive Tridoshic Pulse Analysis. 


  - Dr. V. V. , MD


Science has proven that there are several levels of disease development. Symptoms typically are identified at Stage 5 (with Stage 1 being the minor cellular changes and Stage 6 being deemed the  most severe intractable level of illness). The methods of UEDC have demonstrated that they can identify imbalance and cellular changes at Stage 2 which allows greater potential for eliminating health changes before they becomes a harmful illness.

For more information on UEDC, please visit with us at Movement for Global Health.

EMF- The Silent Issue
November 21, 2021

We can't see, hear, smell or taste EMF so it's out of sight out of mind for most. But don't let that fool you.


NIH provides a solid definition:

"Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, ofthen referred to as Radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lightning. EMFs are typically grouped into one of two categories by their frequency:

  • Non-ionizing: low-level radiation which is generally perceived as harmless to humans
  • Ionizing: high-level radiation which has the potential for cellular and DNA damage" (1)

Technically there is a difference between Electromagnetic fields or EMF’s which “usually refer to Ac low frequency magnetic fields. Magnetic fields are created by electricity flowing through wires. Common EMF sources are power and transmission lines, internal building wiring system, electrical panels, transformers, motors and appliances. Elevated EMF fields are often caused from wiring problems, stray current or bad grounding.” (2)

Radio Frequency Radiation or RF’s usually are “high frequency electromagnetic radiation" due to the use of wireless equipment, devices and data transmission. Common RF sources are radio and television transmissions, cell towers and antennas, portable phones, cell phones, wireless computer networks (WLAN) and radar equipment.” (3)

We will be focusing much of our discussion on 5G RF Radiation. 5G wireless technology is rapidly being rolled out worldwide with significant concerns raised by the scientific, medical and environmental community. An international appeal to halt 5G technology calls for an immediate halt of the deployment of 5G technology, stating “5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation… RF radiation has been proven harmful for humans and the environment. The deployment of 5G constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law." (4)

In his article “Regulators Steamroll Health Concerns as the Global Economy Embraces 5G”, Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D. summarizes health concerns articulated in the international appeal:

‘Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life’.

Dr. Joel Moskowitz is is the director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. His Electromagnetic Radiation Safety website,, has served as a resource for scientists, journalists, policy makers, and the public since 2013.

Evaluating Your "Relationship"
November 11, 2021

Relationships play an important if not critical role in our health and well-being. Unless we are isolated on a desert island or a mountain peak seeking nirvana, we are involved with other people in some form or another. And even if you are sitting in solitude, on a waterfront or on a mountaintop, there is a pretty strong possibility you will eventually run into someone and create a “relationship”.

​Let’s look at the term for a moment. To relate or to be relative is to have connection. If someone is a relative to us, it commonly means they are connected within a family structure. 

Often people restrict the term relationship to a romantic, one-on-one or a “couples” arrangement. Let’s stop for a moment and think about with whom are you “connected”?

Think about those people you come in contact with on a repetitive basis. Perhaps it is daily. It is possible that you only see and interact with that other person periodically? However, unless they are just a passing conversation, it is likely you are in a relationship with that person.

This includes your neighbors, co-workers, individuals with whom you do business and possibly many others with whom you have a connected-ness. Those relationships may be positive and supportive. They also can be just the opposite.

Here is an exercise you are encouraged to do. Write down the names of those with who you are closely related. This includes family members. Then write down the names of the extended family members. Following that, document those with who you work, socialize and congregate. Continue your list by adding the individuals with whom you transact business. And finally, note the persons with whom you frequently come in contact with even though the interaction might seem slight or uncomfortable.

After you have done this, ask yourself the following as you review each name:

Is this connected-ness healthy, supportive, nurturing, lukewarm, toxic or dangerous? Place a plus, minus or question mark by each of those names as you review the list. This is not for the purpose of judging or demeaning anyone. It is simply for the purpose of evaluating the content and context of your relationships.

In many ways, the exercise you just completed identifies what those individuals mean to you. Now we need to do the “flip-side” of that analysis. What do we offer those with whom we are in a relationship? Are we a burden or a blessing to others? Do we offer as much as we take from the relationship?

Here is a little “quiz” that help you quickly view each relationship:
Is  this relationship contributing something positive to you?

Do you offer something  positive to this relationship?

Do you feel happy and harmonious  while in their presence?

Do you feel exhausted, irritated or even toxic while or  after being in their presence?

Does this person honor your privacy and  respect your values?


Once you have answered the five questions, you will have greater insight into your relationships and be able to invest wisely into your healthy relationships and distance yourself from those which are toxic.

It is not encouraged that you abandon those friends or acquaintances who are less than positive. Often, we are placed in proximity to those who need our compassion and support. We can easily recall those who were placed in our lives when we needed help. Perhaps those stressful or exhausting acquaintances in our lives need to be lifted up a bit. While we can do that and lend what we can, it is important to not become pulled into their problems and daily stressors.

Dr. M. Packard, behavioral sciences professor, has said, “Beware of the individual who clings to you, makes their problems your conflicts and attaches to you in a manner that you feel you need a spatula to scrape them off. Especially if their motivation is to receive from you but rarely contribute to you. They may need your help and compassion but be cautious that they don't captivate and control your life.”

It is quite proper to have compassion and empathy for a friend, acquaintance, coworker or neighbor who is struggling. It is not healthy to become a part of their struggle. Set boundaries.

Strive to surround yourself with positive relationships. Invest in making your current relationships those in which you contribute to one another and make the world in which you both live a better place.

When we examine the six dimensions of wellness (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relational, and environmental) which are designed to convert “un-wellness” to wellness, your relational dynamics are very important in your life. 

Ashwagandha - The Miracle "Non-Drug"

November 10, 2021
Ashwagandha (ASH’-wah-gon-dah) is an herb that has been used in integrative health and medicine for thousands of years. It has surfaced in recent years as a “health food-type supplement” when in fact it has been used successfully by generations upon generations. By it being botanical it isn’t addictive and is a natural “food product of the earth". It is what we call an adaptogen. It assists an individual in adapting to stress, ease pain and discomfort, relieve sleep difficulties and amplify nutrition. 

Scientific research has demonstrated that the use of sleeping pills and other treatments for insomnia may actually contribute to mental/cognitive decline over time. Ashwagandha does not. It also “buffers” the signals of pain while helping digestion. Furthermore, by it not being a prescribed medication it is more easily accessible and can be purchased at a reasonable price. 

Ashwagandha has been reported to help maintain normal cortisol levels, boost mental and physical performance, reduce stress and promote a healthy restful night. We have found that it assists individuals to adapt to mood and anxiety issues. 

Several studies have proposed that Ashwagandha has properties within it which are certain types of cancer-fighters. Also, Ashwagandha has been said to likely reduce nerve degenerative (nerve and mental faculty erosion) conditions associated with nervous disorders and dementia/Alzheimer’s. 

Ashwagandha can be purchased at nutritional centers, pharmacies and food stores.

While we are not prescribing, dispensing or offering treatment with Ashwagandha – what we can share with you is the findings and reporting of this herb. The normal dosage of 1,000 mg. at night typically with a small glass of warm milk (dairy or almond milk) has been reported. 

Remember… botanical products from the earth are not pharmaceuticals. They are food products. When grown organically and processed effectively, they can provide improved health and longevity along with an increase in quality and quantity of life. 

November 8, 2021

So many people find themselves in a rut in life, working to pay the bills in jobs that are not fulfilling. You invest your time in merely living day to day without really considering what you could become if you actually invested in yourself.

When you actively invest in yourself you soon come to realize that you may be selling yourself short and that you could be doing so much more. So then today might be the day for you to stop and think about what you can create if you take steps to invest in your own betterment.

1. Take Care of Your Health

According to the Mayo Clinic not only does exercise help alleviate conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes but it can also be beneficial for your mental health. It is important to have a good grasp on your mental health if you really want to start investing in yourself.

Things like depression and anxiety can be major roadblocks in taking steps of self-improvement so these psychological issues need to be addressed. 

So, starting a regular exercise and workout regime can be hugely beneficial not only will it improve your overall physical health but it has other effects. When you feel physically healthier you tend to feel more confident. In fact, the mere act of exercise releases feels good hormones in the body. So, start to eat a little healthier and get a little more activity, it can be a game changer for your future plans. 

2. Start to Set Goals

If you are going to invest in yourself then one of the first things you need will be goals. You need something to strive for, a reason to work hard on your life so you must take the time to really assess what you want to achieve. Start by looking for your ultimate goal and then plan out the steps you need to take to get there. Along that route there will be goals so set yourself achievable milestones and get to work. 

3. Improve Your Mind

Knowledge is power and this is something that is very important when you plan to invest in yourself. You can never stop learning. And as you learn, you will challenge yourself to come up with new ideas and deepen your plans. It is vital to learn new things, especially those things that help you towards the kind of life you want to create.

Read books or articles related to your goals. You need to understand your goals if you want to follow them. Attend classes or seminars to expand your education and do not let your mind stagnate. 

4. Build Your Confidence 

Psychotherapist Barbara Markway Ph.D. believes that self-confidence is attached to almost every element of a happy and fulfilling life. When you work on your self-confidence you are actively fighting against fear and anxiety, two things that can really derail your personal success. When you build your confidence, you start to feel more capable and as a result you do in fact become more capable. 

5. Choose Happiness

It may sound like something you have no choice over but you really can choose to be happy. This is not to discount the effects of depression which is very real but there are ways to make happiness the best choice moment by moment throughout the day. 

Find something that you are proud of or that makes you happy. Invest in your own sense of well-being.  The more you adopt an attitude of focusing on positive the easier it will become. Our minds and emotions have energy. As you make room for positive thoughts and emotions in your life, they will become more lasting.

DETOX TEA: Helps Remove Toxins While Repairing Digestive Tissues 

November 4, 2021
A soothing tea is a great place to start your day.   CCF Tea (an equal blend of organic cumin, coriander and fennel seeds) can be purchased commercially or simply procured from an organic grocery. Cumin, coriander, and fennel are famous digestive spices and when brewed together as a tea -- stimulate a cleansing and soothing of the digestive system, supports immunity and helps to flush out toxins in the GI tract. Scientists and integrated medical specialists (Hubbard MD, Chaudhary MD, Wolk MD, et. al.) have reported that CCF Tea helps to repair the gastric mucosa which can be compromised by stress, poor nutrition or illness. People experiencing “leaky gut syndrome” and chronic states of being “un-well” report great results in cleansing and repair offered by CCF Tea. 

The blend of these three natural herbal seeds can easily be made into a cup of tea or a thermos of tea which can be shipped over the course of a morning.

Integrative holistic health experts (O'Shaughnessy, defines being “un-well” as that uncomfortable, lethargic, often toxic, frequently painful and disruptive status of compromised health that doesn’t meet the criteria for being ill nor can it be described as feeling healthy and vibrant. It often encompasses inflammation, cellular deficiency and/or retention of toxic substances that impact the physical body and the mental/emotional mind. It is a sluggish state of being.

It is a simple, user-friendly habit in which to participate. Make the tea…. drink the tea. You are likely to sense a clearing of the mind, better physical performance, and likely a loss of the puffiness and sense of releasing toxins and fluids which are being retained by the human systems.

“When your digestive system -- which fuels your human machine -- is unhealthy medication and invasive treatment less effective. When your digestive system is balanced, often there is less or no need for medication, surgery, hospitalization or invasive treatment.” - Dr. K.S.
Why We Are Here
November 4, 2021
We’re a lot more health conscious today. We see ads everywhere for health products and services. But did you know the rates of chronic illnesses are exploding in the US and around the world?

One big problem is living in the Information Age. We are bombarded with information constantly. Now this can be a blessing as we have good information at our fingertips. However, it becomes overwhelming trying to process information, absorb it and apply it to our own lives.

We now know that 85% of our health status comes from the health choices we make- the minute by minute choices. An apple or a triple fudged sundae.

Healthy choices result in living life fully, thinking clearly, optimal energy, being the best, we can be.
Or dragging, hard to even get out of bed, aches, pains, foggy brain, lack of motivation and susceptibility to chronic health problems.

It’s hard to keep up with latest advances. Our goal here at Movement for Global Health is to help you stay ahead of the curve with tips and strategies for implementing in your own life.  
And we have even bigger problems today. Decisions are being made without our knowledge that directly impact our health. We need to rise up!
And we highly recommend sharing with friends and family. The only way we are going to reverse the skyrocketing trends of disease is to reach out and share with others. It may take some time but share links and let them know you truly have their best interests at heart.Then our world. From our local communities to around the globe people are really hurting. With knowledge, heart and impact- we can make a real difference!

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To Your Best Health and the Health of our world,
Our Team at Movement for Global Health