Diet and Health Menu

Related Menus:

This Menu:

The following posts are in alphabetical order (by category and title).

Saved PDFs: Note that for many links to articles, I’ve saved a pdf version and provide the path on my site to them as: Health-Nutrition / Podcasts-Articles /….; for such articles, I only include the remainder of the path, to save space. For example, “Health-Nutrition / Podcasts-Articles / ebooks > xyz.pdf” becomes just: “/ ebooks >xyz.pdf”

  1. Aging
    1. Reduced Glutathione:
      1. Recommended dosage: 250 – 1000 mg/d. If your body’s levels are low, take 500-1000 mg/day for at least 2 weeks. Then decrease to 250 – 500 mg/d. Taking sufficient vitamin C with glutathione is also recommended. (11a)
        • Taking curcumin, selenium, vitamin C, and vitamin E can help the liver create glutathione. (11a)
        • The following foods are good sources: meat, broccoli, asparagus, spinach, garlic, and almonds. (11a) [This is why I take Brocco-Glutathione supplement.]
      2. Lee Euler: “Cheat Old Age and Stay as Young as Possible;” saved as pdf: LeeEuler Articles > Glutathione_VitalForce-StayYoungLonger_LEuler_031423.pdf.
        • This is a sales-pitch for his product “Vital Force,” specifically about one of its ingredients:  “Setria L-Glutathione, Reduced.” It also includes other natural ingredients that help your body to create more glutatione.  His product provides 50 mg/capsule, but he doesn’t include how many to take per day. 
        • This long article has lots of other good info as well…
        • [I currently take Brocco-Glutatione (iHerb code NTA-16030), which contains 250 mg of Setria L-Glutatione per capsule; I take 1-2 caps/day.]
  2. Anxiety, Depression Help
    1. Ever since I got COVID in 2020, I’ve had depression on and off (I’d not experienced it prior to COVID, but I’ve had several friends who have experienced it, so I know what it is…).
      1. See my article: Depression and Anxiety (Notes)
    2. Depression:
      1. Top 7 Foods to Help Fight Depression (6f), an interesting Mercola article (on his new sub stack site); I’ve saved it as a pdf: …Mercola-Articles > Depression_Top7FoodsToHelpFight_MCL_102022.pdf.
      2. And also a related video; for link see: Depression_BigPharmaLyingAboutAntidepressants_videoLink.pdf
      3. Homeopathy for depression; here are a few links:
    3. Anxiety: Foods to Eat or Avoid
  3. Big Pharma Issues: 
    1. The Damage it Does: See Mercola article that I’ve saved as a pdf (he closes down his articles after 48 hours):  … / Mercola-Articles > ConventionalMedicineKills_WhatToDo_MCL 102322.pdf. The article includes an 82 minute video on BitChute: . See also my Notes on Health/Healing Topics, A-C under Conventional Medicine and the Harm it Does, for his Story-At-A-Glance, and my related pdf article: The Harm of mRNA Vaccines: An Example of Conventional Medicine and the Harm it Does.
    2. Common Meds You Shouldn’t Be on for LongSee See Mercola article that I’ve saved as a pdf (he closes down his articles after 48 hours): … / Mercola-Articles > Meds-Shouldn’tBeOnForLong_MCL_102422.pdf. I note that there are much better herbal remedies available as substitute for many of the listed Meds. For example, instead of acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol), use white willow bark tincture. See my article: Natural Healing Remedies for safer meds.
  4. Blood Sugar: Reduce Levels
    1. See Green Med Info article (saved as pdf: GMI > CoconutWaterReducesBodyWeight-BloodSugar_GMI_031123.pdf)
    2. See Insulin Resistance (IR) section, below, for lots more info.
  5. Brain Health:
    1. Brain Health: Leaky Brain Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Natural Solutions, from Dr. Jockers (9B). I’m reading the article and taking notes. May open an article on Cat’s Kitchen based on my notes.
      1. Green Med Info articles:
        1. The Spice that Prevents Fluoride from Destroying your Brain: Turmeric/Curcumin (12/2/22)
        2. How Turmeric Can Save the Aging Brain From Dementia and Premature Death (6/18/2018)
        3. Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients (6/10/2013)
      2. Brain Drain: Damage Caused by Heavy Metals and Parasites (ebook saved: EBook / Brain > BrainDrain-HeavyMetals-Parasites_JOtto_0318232.pdf). This got my attention because herbal treatments can resolve the problems (see ebook for details):
        1. Herbs To Remove Heavy Metals From Your Body
          • Cilantro
          • Cilantro combined with other chelating foods, such as spirulina and chlorella,
            for a more potent detox
        2. Herbs To Remove Parasites From Your Body
          • The herb combo (taken together): green/black walnut hull, fresh-ground clove powder, and wormwood kill the worms, larvae, and eggs all at once. Tinctures and capsules are the most common forms available.
          • Mimosa Pudica from the seed, which is the fat-soluble portion, works really well against parasites. It releases tannins and alkaloids that help kill parasites, and its sticky gel grabs

parasites and moves them out of the body.
It works best to take it on an empty stomach, and don’t take binders, such as clay, bioactive
carbon, or diatomaceous earth, within one hour of taking Mimosa Pudica.

    1. Mercola: Obesity is a Brain Disease; see “Obesity” section, below
    2. Dr. Mariza: 5 supplements for Better Brain and Energy; can listen to her podcast. Here’s her 5 supplements, all of which contain stearate:
      1. Magnesium Restore (Magnesium bisglycinate and magnesium oxide)
      2. Neuro+ Support (Aceyl L-Carnitine, Citicoline, L-alpha glycerylphospholylcholine, Coffee fruit concentrate, phosphatidylserine (from sunflower lecithin), ginkgo)
      3. Adrenal Love (Vitamins C, B2, B6, Pantothenic acid, beuthero, American ginseng, ashwagandha, rodiola, tyrosine and licorice)
      4. Activated B Complete (vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, Folate, B12, plus Biotin, Pantothenic Acid and Choline)
      5. Vitamin D Complete (vitamins D3, K1, K2)
  1. Cancer:
    1. Pancreatic Cancer (my Mom died of this).
      1. Wasbi Melon Extract Fights This Highly Lethal Disease (7f); saved as pdf:  GMI-ARTICLES / CANCER > PancreaticCancer-HighlyLethal_WasabiFightsIt_GMI_020323.pdf
    2. Stern Method for fighting Cancer: a daily mixture of cottage cheese and flax seed oil
      • “The basic Budwig diet formula is a two to one ratio of cottage cheese to flaxseed oil mixed for about a minute with an immersion blender.
      • Optimal daily intake is 6 Tbsp cottage cheese and 3 Tbsp flax seed oil with 1 Tbsp of freshly ground flax seeds stirred in. 
      • It is super kid friendly; they enjoy it with fresh berries on top”
      • Cat’s note: I would recommend Organic flax seed oil. Also see:
  2. Carbohydrates:
    1. Carbohydrates, A Review (not quite finished)
    2. Carbs: Resistant Starch (RS)
    3. Carbs: Inulin (a non-starchy carb)
  3. Cholesterol; see Notes on Natural Health & Healing Topics, A-C, under “Cholesterol”
    1. Higher cholesterol levels (both HDL, LDL) are associated with longer life; from Mercola; saved pdf copy at … / Mercola-Articles > Cholesterol-HigherLevelsAssocWithLongerLife.pdf
  4. Choline and related nutrients
    1. Choline, Inositol, and Insulin Resistance; see also Insulin Resistance section below
    2. Choline & Lecithin
    3. Other sites:
      • Chris Masterjohn’s Choline database (1)
      • Green Valley Natural Solutions: “How Losing my Car Saved My Memory,” on the importance of acetyl-choline and how to get it. It focuses on a supplement: “Advanced Brain Power” (from Green Valley Natural Solutions (10)
  5. COVID and Spike Protein
    1. See also:
      1. Notes on Natural Health and Healing Topics > A – C
      2. Notes on Natural Health Topics > Coronavirus: SARS-CoV2 Virus and COVID-19 Disease (About)
    2.  COVID-Treatments
      1. Mercola: Would Vitamin D Have Saved Half of COVID Deaths? pdf. saved Mercola-Articles / COVID > VitaminD-CouldSaveHalfOf-CovidDeaths_MCL_022823.pdf (and a copy saved Mercola-Articles / Vitamins)
    3. COVID-Spike Protein
      1. Mercola: How to Detox from Spike Protein, saved as pdf: … / Mercola-Articles > COVID and Other Viruses / SPIKE-PROTEIN > SpikeProteinDetox_MCL_033123.pdf
    4. COVID Vaccines; see also”Vaccines” section, below
      1. Mercola: LongCOVID: ElephantInRoom; 100% of mRNA Jab Recipients Suffered Heart Injury;
      2. Mercola: LongCOVID_ElephantInRoom_100%-of-mRNA-JabRecipientsSufferedHeartInjury_MCL_111422.pdf
      3. Coronavirus: SARS-CoV2 Virus and COVID-19 Disease
      4. Mercola article: Zinc Is Key for COVID-19 Treatment and Prevention (saved as pdf: Mercola-Artices / COVID > Zinc Is Key for COVID-19 Treatment and Prevention.pdf)
  6. Dairy: [need to update all that follow for sequence numbering…Dairy s/b #10]
    1. Does Commercial Milk Make You Sick? (moved from my old iWeb blog)
    2. The Rising Cost of Milk (moved from my old iWeb blog)
  7. Depression – moved to “Anxiety, Depression Help”, above
  8. Detox and Detox Diet
    1. Detox Diet Considerations; see also:
  9. Diet For Health
    1. Main article in 3-parts
      1. Calories: Not all Calories are Created Equal
      2. Diet Solution and Metabolic Type, Cat’s notes from the Diet Solution video
      3. Food Combining: Acidifying and Alkalizing Foods (includes charts)
      4. Multis, quality of (multi-vitamins and/or minerals); saved article: … / Mercola-Articles > Multivitamin-QualityImportance_MCL_092122.pdf
      5. Other sites:
  10. Eye Health
    1. Dry Eyes: Mercola article (6L) saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles >DryEyeDrops-LinkedToAntibiotic-ResistantBacterial-Infection_MCL_021823.pdf. For his Story AT-A-Glance, see my Notes on natural health/healing topics: D – G, under “Eye Health.”
  11. Fasting
    1. Veggie Juice Fast Menu
      1. See also Insulin Resistance section, below, regarding fasting to reduce risk of Insulin Resistance and Type-2 Diabetes
      2.  Mercola:
        • asting Is a Powerful Treatment Strategy for Diabetes:  Mercola-Articles > Fasting-TmtStrategy-Diabetes-IR_022422.pdf
        • Intermittent Fasting – Good for Mitochondrial Health: Mercola-Articles  > Fasting-Intermittent_LateDinnersWreckMitochondriaHealth_MCL_121622.pdf
        • Time-Restricted Eating – Fasting for Metabolic Fitness and Hormone Balance: Mercola-Articles > Fasting-ForMetabolicFitness_HormoneBalance_MCL_012923.pdf
  12. Fake Meat Dangers: Harm to your Health; Mercola article saved as pdf: …/ Mercola-Articles >  FakeMeat-Dangers_MCL_032623.pdf
  13. Fats, Oils & Fatty Acids; see also Foods (About) under Fats and Oils:
    1. How the Wrong Dietary Fat Can Wreck Your Health; saved as pdf: …/ Mercola-Articles >  Omega-6_LinoleicAcid-WrecksHealth_MCL_121822.pdf
      1. From his Story At-A-Glance: “To stop the accumulation of LA in your cells, eliminate seed oils from your diet. Cook with beef tallow, butter, ghee or coconut oil, and avoid all processed foods, restaurant foods, condiments, and animals raised on grains, such as chicken and pork.”
      2. See also related video: (1 hr, 42 min)
    2. Seed Oils (Corn, Soy, Canola, etc.): Are they Behind the Majority of Diseases This Century?; saved: …/ Mercola-Articles > SeedOils-BehindMajorityOfDiseases_MCL_012523.pdf
      1. Soybean Oil: The Harm it Does; saved: / Mercola-Articles > SoybeanOil_OneOfMostHarmful-Ingredients-ProcessedFoods_MCL_010323.pdf
    3. Olive Oil:
      1. Dr. Jockers: Olive Oil: Health Benefits, Best Sources and How to Use It
    4. Fish Oils
      1. Are most Fish Oil Products Synthetic? (Mostly YES) saved: Mercola-ARticles > FishOilProducts_AreMostSynthetic_MCL_022223 .pdf
  14. Fatty Liver Disease (Non-Alcoholic, or NAFLD) and its Second Stage: NASH
    1. NOTE: I believe that NAFLD is a consequence of insulin resistance; see “Choline and Related Nutrients” section, above, and “Insulin Resistance section, below)
    2. see Mercola article saved: … / Mercola-Articles > NAFLD-and-B-Vitamins_MCL-082022.pdf
    3. Vitamins B12 and B9 (folic acid), and choline may reverse NASH
    4. Other herbs and supplements that can help: milk thistle (or its active ingredient, Silymarin), CoQ10, and NAC (N-acetylcysteine)  
    5. 7 Best Natural Treatments for Fatty Liver Disease ( Includes 1. ACV (1 Tbsp, 2x/day in water; can add honey; 2. Lemon (squeeze a lemon in a glass of water and drink it 2-3 times a day for some weeks); 3. Green tea: 3 to 4 cups regularly to keep the fatty liver disease at bay; 4. Turmeric: add ¼ tsp to two glasses of water, or to a glass of milk, and drink it daily; 5. Papaya; 6. Amla; and 7: Exercise regularly.
  15. Fittness – Reverse Sarcopenia: Regain Muscle Mass: See Muscle Strength section below
  16. Food
    1. Word Foods: 9 Worst Foods to Eat:  saved as html: DrJockers-ARticles > 9-WorstFoodsToEat_HealthySwaps – DrJockers_032923.html. Those foods are: (1) Table salt, (2) Processed Meats, (3)Artificial Sweeteners, (4) Vegetable oils, (5) Microwave popcorn, (6) Margarine, (7) Soy protein isolate and other unfermented soy products, (8) Non-Organic potatoes and other fresh produce known for pesticide contamination, and (9) Canned tomatoes. That last one surprised me! It’s because their acidic nature pulls aluminum (atoxic heavy metal) and other toxic chemicals from the can; instead, looke for them in glass jars instead!
    2. Fake Food: This is a quote from a 2022 Mercola article: “The EAT Forum, cofounded by the Wellcome Trust and the Stockholm Resilience Centre in 2014, has developed a “Planetary Health Diet,” intended to be applied to the entire global population. It entails cutting meat and dairy intake by up to 90%, and working with biotech and fake meat companies to replace whole foods with lab-created alternative.” Article saved: UltraprocessedFood-WorstChoiceForPlanet-Health_MCL_090922.pdf
    3. Food Shortages: How to Prepare; Another new article in 2022, as food shortages will become the norm. See, which is mainly a copy of sections from an article by Dr. Mercola.
    4. Fermented Foods: Benefits; fermented foods include kefir, natto, kimchi, miso, tempeh, true pickles, sauerkraut, olives and more. I used to ferment berries and other fruits, and some veggies, but as I’ve aged, I’ve changed to using Mercola’s fermented foods supplements; for example: Fermented Beet Powder, Fermented Fruits Powder, Fermented Elderberry, Fermented Ginger, Fermented Turmeric and more!
      • Mercola’s fermented products: which includes tips on how to make your own fermented foods.
      • “Health Benefits of Fermented Foods”
      • “Fermented Foods and Fiber Can Help Reduce Stress.” (A Mercola article I’ve saved as a pdf: FermentedFoods-Fiber_CanHelpReduceStress_MCL_121522.pdf)
      •  “Fermented Foods May Lower Risk of Death.” (A Mercola article I’ve saved as a pdf: FermentedFoods-MayLowerRisk-Death_122321.pdf)
  17. Fulvic and Humic Acids (from rich, ancient soil) < need article; until then, see
    1. Catsfork: Detox from Toxic Heavy Metals (Fulvic and Humic Acids Section)
    2. Catsfork: Notes on Natural Health/Healing Topics: Fulvic and Humic Acids
    3. Other sites:
      1. Green Med Info:
      2. Green Smoothie Girl:
  18. Glandular Therapy: using glandular tissue to heal that particular gland. This method was popularized nearly 100 years ago by a Swiss doctor named Paul Niehans. For example (from

During an operation on a woman’s thyroid gland, a surgeon accidentally removed the woman’s parathyroid glands! What should have been a routine procedure turned into a life-or-death situation. … Dr Niehans quickly mixed a solution of saline and the cells from the parathyroid glands of a sheep. He then injected the solution into the patient. … Within minutes, the woman’s condition started to improve. Her convulsions started to slow down. And a short while later, they’d stopped completely.

This eventually led to the creation of a supplement:  Advanced Adrenal Factor.

  1. Gut and Gut Issues
    1. Colon Problems (2021) (from Cat’s old iWeb site) 
    2. Slippery Elm for Constipation and Kidney Trouble for Cats and Humans
    3. Other sites:
      • Food Revolution: Healthy Poop Guide 
      • Gut Cleanse Protocol (Dr. Gundry Video about important dietary changes, and sales pitch for Bio-Complete-3 supplement)
      • See also (saved pdfs)
        • CATSFORK-ESP WEB / CATSFORK-QTH / PDF FILES > Stool_HealthConsciousPersonsGuide-toPoop.pdf; includes Bristol Stool Form Scale on pg 9
        • CATSFORK-ESP WEB / CATSFORK-QTH / PHOTOS-FILES / CHARTS > BristolStooChart-Mercola.pdf and BristolStoolChart_(cropped).png
  2. Health and Health Improvement
    1. Health Recovery Diet, with Coconut Oil
    2. 25 Health Tips (after Mercola’s 25 Years): I’ve saved his article at: … / Mercola-Articles > “25-HealthTips_Mercolas-25-years_081022.pdf. See my “NOTES on Natural Health Topics, H-I,” under “Health” for a summary of his 25 tips.
    3. Top 5 Habits for a Healthier Life (from Mercola); article saved as pdf: … / Mercola-Articles > HealthierLife_TopFiveHabits_MCL_103022.pdf. Here are the habits (see article for more detail): 1. Stop eating vegetable seed-oils high in Omega-6 like soy, cottonseed, sunflower, rapeseed (canola), corn and safflower; 2. Get more sun exposure for optimized vitamin D; 3. Embrace time-restricted eating; for example, between 8 qAM and 2 PM; 4. Exercise often; 5. Protect yourself from EMFs. [Cat’s note: I wear QLink pendant like a necklace; it protects the body from EMF exposure. It was recommended by my acupuncturist, and I believe it really helps. See my article: EMFs and the damage they cause for more info].
  3. Heart Health
    1. His & Hers: Matters of the Heart (originally from The EssentiaList)
    2. Other sites
      1. Mercola: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Pills Trigger Heart Damage;
        1. Because he removes his articles after 48 hours, I saved article as pdf: Health-Nutrition / Podcasts-Articles / Mercola > HeartDamage-TriggeredByNonsteroidalAnti-InflammatoryPills_MCL_101422.pdf.
        2. See also Notes on Natural Health/Healing Topics, H-I, for Mercola’s Story At-A-Glance (for this Nonsteroidal… article), under “Heart and Cardiovascular Health”
      2. Green Med Info: 7 Ways to Prevent and Even Reverse Heart Disease with Nutrition
  4. Herbs, Medicinal Foods, etc; see also Herbs and Spices (About)
    1. General articles about herbs:
      1. Top 26 Herbal Supplements You’re Not Taking (5); I note that I do take several of them.
      2. Green Med Info (GMI):
        1. GMI: 5 Food-Medicines that Could Save Your Life (7a): Garlic, Honey, Apples, Turmeric, Sunlight [see reference 7a for path to article saved as pdf]
        2. GMI: 10 Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds (7b): Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Gingivitus/Dental Plaque, Infant Health-Massage Oil, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Antibiotic-Induced Kidney Damage, Atherosclerosis, Depression, Radiation-Induced DNA Damage, and Cancer
        3. GMI: [Pharmaceutical] Attack on Herbs and Supplements is a Racket (7c). They “want healing herbs and supplements  [to be] regulated off the market and taken away from the people.”
        4. GMI: 7 Reasons to Love Rosemary (7D): Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Analgesic, Anxiety Relief, Cognition Enhancing, Neuroprotective, Antidepressant 
      3. Mercola:
        1. Spicing Up Your Meals to Build Your Gut Health (6I)
        2. Specific Herbs:
          • Echinacea: Health Benefits (6d)
          • Milk Thistle: saved as pdf: see Mercola-Articles > MilkThistle_TopHealthBenefits_HowToTake_MCL_011223 .pdf   
      4. Other sources:
        1. Top 26 Herbal Supplements You are Not Taking (but should be) (5), by Jason Prall.  I note that I do take several of them, but the list is too long to include here.. Saved: HEALTH-NUTRITION / 2 PODCASTS-ARTICLES / eBooks > Herbs-Top26-ebook_092321.pdf and Herbs-Top-26-Herbal SuppsYouAreNotTaking-ButShouldBe_JasonPrall_021923.
  5. Heavy Metals:
    1. Heavy Metal Toxicity (Overview)
    2. Heavy Metal Toxicity: Testing and Treatment (was “HM_TestTreat” on iWeb)
    3. Heavy Metal Exposure & Damage  (was “HM_Exposure” on iWeb)
    4. Heavy Metal Toxicity Symptoms (was “HM_Symptoms on iWeb)
    5. Heavy Metal Detox (Detox from Toxic Heavy Metals)
      1. Chlorella and Cilantro Heavy-Metal Detox Protocol (moved from Detox from Toxic Heavy Metals)
      2. BioSil and Pectasol-C Heavy Metal Detox Protocol (moved from Detox from Toxic Heavy Metals, but needs more info)
      3. Citrus Pectin (“Go Healthy with Stefan” link) is a safe heavy-metal detox agent.
        1. From Medical News Today ( “Modified citrus pectin and substances from brown seaweeds lowered heavy metal toxicity by roughly 74% in human participants across five case studies.
        2. See also:
    6. Mercury Toxicity:
    7. Other sites (on Heavy Metals):
  6. Homeopathy: Introduction to Homeopathy, an introduction to a natural form of healing. Article includes an example for depression (pdf saved Health-Nutrition / Homeopathy > intro-homeopathy_CatsKitchen-5_2022c.pdf). An older version (2016) is also available on The EssentiaList: Introduction to Homeopathy.
  7. Immune Health
    1. 8 Foods to Strengthen Immunity; saved as html: DrJockers / ImmuneHealth_8-Foods-Strengthen-Immunity_DrJockers_030923.html
  8. Inflammation: See also: Notes on Natural Health/Healing Articles: H – I, under “Inflammation.”
    1. Dr Jockers; I’ve saved the following articles:  Health-Nutrition / Podcasts-Articles / Dr Jockers Articles > (file name)
      1. 5 Ways To Reduce Inflammation Quickly: Saved as html: Dr Jockers Articles > Inflammation_5WaysToReduceQuickly – DrJockers_031623.html. The 5 ways are:
        • Good hydration
        • Regular movement
        • Anti-inflammatory nutrition
        • Reduce stress and improve sleep
        • Use key nutrients to support a healthy inflammatory process.
      2. Reduce inflammation with Anti-Immune Diet: Saved as pdf:  AutoImmuneDiet_Top-12BestFoodsToReduceInflamation_010323.pdf.
        1. The top 12 auto-immune diet foods (from his article) are: Fatty Fish, Olives and Olive Oil (the real deal), Turmeric, Berries, Avocados, Leafy Greens, Green Tea, Cruciferous Veggies, Coconut Oil, Mushrooms, Carminative Herbs, Bone Broth and Collagen.
        2. Re: Carminative herbs: they are “herbal remedies that are rich in volatile oils [that reduce intestinal gas]” (from; see that article for more detail)
  9. Insulin Resistance (IR), High Blood Sugar, and Metabolic Syndrome [see also “Obesity-Weight Problems” section, below; IR can cause accumulation of body fat in abdomen and liver.]
    1. Cat’s Notes on Health Topics H – I; scroll down to “Insulin Resistance”
    2. Choline, Inositol, and Insulin Resistance
    3. Supplements, Herbs for Insulin Resistance
    4. Fasting to Reduce Insulin Resistance and Type-2 Diabetes  and related article by Dr. Mercola (6)
    5. The following (with one exception) have been moved and updated from my old iWeb blog:
    6. Insulin: Master Regulator
      1. IR Intro: Insulin, IR and Metabolic Syndrome
      2. IR: A Look at Causes; see also my pdf: “Adipose Tissue: White and Brown Fat” as “Brown Fat” is discussed in this article.
      3. IR: Controlling and Reversing this Disease
      4. IR: Hormone Imbalance-I (about 5 hormone blocks and healing a leaky gut); new Apr 29, 2021; updated May 7, 2021
      5. IR: Hormone Imbalance-II (video links, from Rosemarie Lascalzo)
      6. IR and the Leptin Connection
      7. IR: Leptin and Lectins
      8. see also: NOTES on Natural Health-Healing Topics J-P, under “Leptin Resistance”
    7. Other sites (on Insulin Resistance or IR):
      1. Broken Brain Podcasts list, Dr. Mark Hyman (2);
      2. Broken Brain, Individual podcasts regarding IR:
        • #223: How IR Destroys Your Brain, with Dhru Purohit & Dr Ben Bikman, 1 hr, 42 min (2a)
        • #154: The Mind-Blowing Science of Fat-Burning and Insulin Resistance with Dr. Benjamin Bikman”  1 hr, 25 min (2b)
      3. Dr. Jockers on “10-Day Kidney Cleanse” (under Kidney & Urinary Tract section (below), that includes a section on IR
      4. Insulin Resistance Summit: Several pdfs saved: Health-Nutrition / Podcasts-Articles / eBooks / Insulin Resistance >
        • 3 Transcripts: IR-Summit_3-InterviewTranscripts_102222.pdf includes:
          • The Best Essential Oils to Improve Insulin Resistance, by Eric Zielinski, DC
          • How to Deal with Low Blood Sugar Issues, by Danielle Hamilton, FNTP
          • How Vegetable Oils Cause Insulin Resistance, by Tucker Goodrich
        • Biohacking-InsulinResistance_102222.pdf
        • BloodSugar-TipsToBalanceNaturally_102222.pdf
        • BrainFog_3DayKickstartGuide_102222.pdf
        • EssentialOils_forDiabetes_RemedyGuide_102222.pdf
        • FattyLiver_ReversingToImproveInsulinResistance_102222.pdf
        • HerbalSupplements_Top26_YouShouldBeTaking_102222.pdf
        • RecipeBook_InsulinResistance_102222.pdf
      5. Mercola on: Seed oils (PUFAs) and Insulin Resistance
  10. Important Nutrients: We may not get enough
  11. Ketogenic Diet (Intro)  See Ketogenic Diet (Intro):
    1. Daily Outline
    2. Carb/Protein/Fat (CPF) Counters (Tables)(by food category)
    3. Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD) and Metabolic Mitochondrial Therapy (MMT)
  12. Kidney & Urinary Tract 
    1. Dr. Jockers: 10-Day Kidney Cleanse (For Better Energy and Skin Health); I saved pdf version: … / Dr. Jockers > KidneyCleanse_10-Day_ ForBetterEnergy&Skin Health_DrJockers_021923a.pdf. He also discusses Insulin Resistance in this article.
      • His 9 recommended foods: Cucumbers, Celery, Dandelion Greens, Beets, Berries, Limes, Lemons, Onions, Broccoli.
      • His 8 recommended herbs: Parsley, Cilantro, Horsetail, Burdock, Stinging Nettle, Milk Thistle, Gynostemma, Marshmellow Root.
  13. Liver & Gall Bladder
        1. Kutki is an Ayuruvedic herbal remedy for the liver; I just learned about this from the an article by Jason Prall that I’ve saved as a pdf: Podcasts-Articles / Ebooks / Herbs-Supps > Top26HerbalSupps-ShouldTake_JasonPrall_022523.pdf
  14. Minerals
    1. Minerals (About)
    2. Magnesium (About)
    3. Magnesium Chloride, 80% Solution
    4. Magnesium Chloride, Nano-Particle Supplement
    5. The Importance of Dietary Magnesium (originally from The EssentiaList)
    6. Magnesium: Important for Heart Health: See Mercola article saved: Mercola-Articles / Minerals > Magnesium-ImportantForHeartHealth_MCL_031823.pdf
    7. Magnesium Threonate: See Mercola article saved: Mercola-Articles / Minerals > Magnesium L-Threonate _HighAbsorptionSupplement_MCL_022623.pdf. I started using this in June 2022 because of a food sensitivity to Magnesium Chloride solution. Mag-threonate has many benefits, including that it crosses the blood-brain barrier.
    8. Aluminum-dangerous; see saved article: Mercola-Articles / Aluminum_HowDamagesBrain_MCL_012323.pdf
    9. Zinc, and its importance for good health
    10. Other sites
      1. TTAC: 3-Ways to Detox with Iodine: Detox from Halides, Heavy Metals, and Boost your Liver and Kidneys (from The Truth About Cancer (4a))
      2. Mercola:
        • Magnesium: Magnesium Deficiency (6e)
        • Zinc: The Secret of Zinc’s Immunity-Boosting Power Revealed (6c)
        • Aluminum: harmful; see saved article: Mercola-Articles > Aluminum_HowDamagesBrain_MCL_012323.pdf
      3. Dr. Jockers
        • 10 Signs of Magnesium Deficiency (9a) (also saved pdf: … Dr. Jockers > MagnesiumDeficiency-10Signs_DrJockers_110122.pdf)
      4. GMI:
        • Magnesium: 7 Reasons to Get More Magnesium (7g); also saved pdf: …GMI-Articles > Mg-7ReasonsToGetMore_GMI_021023.pdf. Those 7 are: 1. Prevent migranes; 2. Lower heart disease mortality; 3. Manage type-2 diabetes; 4. Relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia; 5. Lower risk of colon cancer; 6. Build strong bones; 7. Reduce signs of metabolic syndrome. Plus another 12 reasons are listed but not discussed in the article.
        • Zinc: 10 Reasons why you need to eat enough zinc (7h); also saved pdf: …GMI-Articles > Zinc-10ReasonsWhyYouNeedToEatEnough_GMI_021023.pdf
  15. Miscellaneous:
    1. Lectins: what they are, and how to deal with them
    2. Mitochondrial Health: Berberine & PQQ (together) “provide synergistic support for your metabolism, cell health, brain function and sleep quality” per Mercola sales-pitch, saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles / Supplements-Herbs > MitochondrialHealth_Berberine-PQQ-Combo_MCL_021223.pdf and related video:
    3. MTHFR Gene Mutation: Dietary and Testing Recommendations
    4. Other sites
      1. The Power of Mushrooms: Nutrition, Benefits, & Risks of Edible Mushrooms (3a)
      2. Mushrooms for Brain Health: text version (8a) or video (8b)
  16. Mouth, Teeth:
    1. Mercola article on importance of maintaining healthy teeth and mouth; I’ve saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles > Teeth_HealthStartsInMouth_MCL_012223.pdf. The original article includes a 1 hour, 15 min video interview of Dr. Dominik Nischwitz on this topic:
  17. Muscle Health, Strength vs Sarcopenia
    1. Mercola
      1. How to retain/improve the health of your muscles, to reduce your risk of sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss).” (6c); saved as pdf:  Mercola-Articles > MuscleStrength-GettingStrongerAsYouAge_MCL_081222.pdf  I plan to create a new article with my notes from his article.
      2. Sarcopenia article saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles > Sarcopenia-Reverse-w-Fittness-Protein_MCL_012123.pdf 
  18. Nerves: see also “Brain,” above
    1. Dr Jockers article: Improving Vagal Tone for Better Mental and Emotional Health; saved as html: Dr Jockers Articles > VagalNerveTone_BetterMentalEmotionalHealth_DrJockers_030923.html
  19. Notes on Natural Health/Healing Topics Menu: See Notes on Natural Health/Healing Topics Menu
  20. Nutrients of Importance: Important Nutrients: We may not get enough
  21. Obesity-Weight Problems:
    1. Obesity 101 (fats vs carbs)
    2. Obesity 102 (the importance of dietary fats to resolve a metabolic problem)
    3. Obesity is a Brain Disease (by Mercola); saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles > Obesity-BrainDisease-CausedByLinolicAcid_MCL_012823.pdf
    4. IR: Hormone Imbalance-I (about 5 hormone blocks and healing a leaky gut); new Apr 29, 2021; updated May 7, 2021; see also:
  22. Organics:
    1. Are all Organic foods truly “organic?” No, because most  come from conventional (not Organic) seeds. But now Organic seeds are on the rise. I’ve saved an interesting Mercola article as a pdf: Mercola-Articles > OrganicSeeds_HighMowing_MCL_030823.pdf. It also includes a YouTube video (1 hr, 10 min):
  23. Skin Health:
    1. Mercola article:, saved as pdf: Health-Nuturition / Podcasts-Articles / Mercola-Articles > Skin-BestFoodsForSkinHealth_MCL_121222.pdf. The foods are: grapes, elderberry, black olives, dark chocolate and cocoa powder, wild-caught Alaskan salmon, trout, krill (or krill oil), shrimp and crayfish, sardines, anchovies, mackerel, herring; and herbs: cloves, Mexican oregano, rosemary, spearmint and peppermint.
  24. Sleep: See: Notes on Natural Health and Healing Topics, Q-Z 
  25. Sunlight, LED Light
    1. The Vital Importance on Sunlight; The work of Dr. John Nash Ott
    2. LED Light: Orange Glasses to Protect your Eyes (pdf), by Cat originally for The EssentiaList)
  26. Supplements:
    1. Supplements at Amazon: Investigations by NOW shows that many supplements sold on Amazon site are fraudulent; saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles / Suplements-Herbs > FraudulentSupps_IsAmazon-‘Top Seller’_MCL_030423.pdf
    2. Supplements vs Whole Foods (Intro) plus the following:
    3. Supplements for Insulin Resistance; see also Insulin Resistance section above
    4. Supplements to Reduce Estrogen Dominance
    5. Supplements I use (updated May 2021 for changes made since 2019)
    6. Supplements & Whole Foods in my Morning Smoothie
    7. Herbal Supplements you may not be Taking
    8. Probiotic & Prebiotic Supplements
    9. Berberine & PQQ (together): see “Miscellaneous: Mitochondrial Health” from Mercola, above 
    10. Mercola Articles (saved as pdfs; pathway: Health-Nutrition / Podcasts-Articles / Mercola-Articles…):
      1. User’s Guide for Timing of Nutritional Supplements, saved it as a pdf: NutritionalSupplementTiming_020622.pdf. See also my Notes on Health/Healing Topics Q-Z, under “Supplements”
      2. Most Important Supplements to Take: Top20-SupplementsToTake-AndWhy_MCL_032423.pdf.  See also my page that provides the list:
      3. Problem with Supplements at Amazon: Investigations by NOW shows that many supplements sold on Amazon site are fraudulent; saved as pdf: Mercola-Articles / Suplements-Herbs > FraudulentSupps_IsAmazon-‘Top Seller’_MCL_030423.pdf
      4. Sales pitch for “NAC and Milk Thistle” supplement; saved as pdf: …/Mercola-Articles > [oops, lost that one, but I do have related links and/or pdfs:
        1. Mercola-Articles / Supplements > MilkThistle_TopHealthBenefits_HowToTake_MCL_011223.pdf]
  27. Weight Problems: see”Obesity-Weight Problems” section, above
  28. Vaccines 
    1. mRNA Vaccines
      1. Mercola [see also “COVID” section, above]
        1. LongCOVID: ElephantInRoom; 100% of mRNA Jab Recipients Suffered Heart Injury; saved as pdf: …/ Mercola-Articles > LongCOVID_ElephantInRoom_100%-of-mRNA-JabRecipientsSufferedHeartInjury_MCL_111422.pdf; no video
        2. mRNA Jabs: Safe and Effective? A Second Opinion; saved as pdf: …/Mercola-Articles >mRNA-Jabs_aSecondOpinion_MCL_112022.pdf; see also related video:
        3. COVID Jabs’ Mechanisms of Injury saved as pdf: …/Mercola-Articles /COVID > COVID-mRNAVax_MechanismsOfInjury_S Seneff_MCL_112122.pdf; see also related video interview:
  29. Vegetables: 
  30. Vinegar and Apple Cider Vinegar: 
    1. Interesting Dr. Jockers’ article on “4 Ways to Use AppleCider Vinegar on a Keto Diet” ( I’ve saved a pdf copy at … / Dr Jockers Articles > ACV-4WaysToUse-OnKetoDiet_102722.pdf:
      • Put on Food; Drink Before Meals; Mix with Soups and Stews; and Morning Primer.
  31. Vitamins: (Vitamins are classified as either water- or fat-soluble; fat-soluble vitamins are more readily stored in the human body than water-soluble vitamins; this means that water-soluble vitamins must be taken more regularly).
    1. Vitamins: Intro
    2. Water Soluble Vitamins:
      1. Vitamin B-Complex < needs minor updates 
        1. Choline, Inositol, and Insulin Resistance; see also Insulin Resistance section above
        2. Choline & Lecithin
        3. Methycobalamin (B-12) supplements.
          • I currently use a methylcobalamin tablet that dissolves under the tongue for faster entry to the blood.  It provides 1,000 mg/tablet, and costs about $16 for 400 tablets (days). See Amazon ASIN B08BJ9L3XR,or Mercola article for info about this.
          • Another option is Mercola’s chewable tablet; it also provides 1, 000 mg B12/ tablet, and costs about $19 for 30 days. See iHerb MCL-03663 for more info.
        4. Niacin (Vitamin B3) – The Real Story (Green Med Info article on its necessity and importance)
        5. Thiamin (Vitamin B1): Mercola, saved: Mercola-Articles / Vitamins > B1-Thiamin_VitalToProtectAgainstInfectiousDisease_MCL_013123.pdf
      2. Vitamin C
        1. Vitamins C and D for COVID Treatment (Mercola; saved as pdf:  Health-Nutrition/ Podcasts-Articles / Mercola-Articles / COVID > Vitamins-C-D_AdoptedAsCoronavirusTreatment_MCL_120222.pdf
    3. Fat Soluble Vitamins:
      1. Vitamin A (includes section on A:D ratio, and Cod Liver Oil debate)
      2. Vitamin D
        1. The Vital Importance of Sunlight; The work of Dr. John Nash Ott
        2. Vitamin D for Prevention of COVID-19 (6j); Vitamin D lowers risk up to 12x
      3. Vitamin E
      4. Vitamin F (a.k.a. fatty acids): see also Essential Fatty Acids: A Case of Balance
      5. Vitamin K (two types: K1 or phylloquinone, ad K2 or menaquinone), a lesser-known vitamin
      6. Dr Jockers: 3 Major Benefits of Vitamin K2; saved as pdf: DrJockers / VITAMINS > K2-Vitamin–3MajorBenefitsForHeart-Bones_DrJockers_020523.pdf
      7. Lee Euler: sales pitch for his K2 supplement-Luvenis-C: provides 180 mcgs of MK7 form of vitamin K, plus Vitamin D, Trans-reveratrol, and Quercetin. However, it also includes magnesium stearate which can form a biofilm in your gut to protect parasites. So I take Thorne Vitamin K2 (iHerb THR-00661) which contains vitamin K1 and 2 forms of K2: MK4 and MK7; and zero stearate.
    4. Other sites
      • Food Revolution on Vitamin K: Benefits, How to Get It, and How Much You Need (3b)
      • Interesting note (3b): “Vitamin D, another fat-soluble vitamin, works closely with vitamin K to perform various bodily functions, like regulating calcium metabolism for bone and heart health.”


  2. Broken Brain: List of podcasts with Dhru Purohit:
    1. #223: “How Insulin Resistance Destroys Your Brain with Dr. Benjamin Bikman
    2. #154: “The Mind-Blowing Science of Fat-Burning and Insulin Resistance with Dr. Benjamin Bikman
  3. Food Revolution:
    1.  The Power of Mushrooms: Nutrition, Benefits, & Risks of Edible Mushrooms
    2. Vitamin K: Benefits, Where to Get It, and How Much You Need
  4. TTAC (The Truth About Cancer:
    1. 3-Ways to Detox with Iodine)
    2. Cat’s note: There may be a security issue on the cited page regarding the link to download a new book: Detox Secrets for Vibrant Health; I’ve alerted TTAC (4/14/21) of this problem.
  5. Top 26 Herbal Supplements You’re Not Taking a pdf file; I’ve saved my copy: HEALTH-NUTRITION / 2 PODCASTS-ARTICLES / eBooks> Herbs-Top26-ebook_092321.pdf
  6. Mercola: [NOTE: because he removes his articles 24 hours after publishing, I save those of interest to me at: HEALTH-NUTRITION / PODCASTS-ARTICLES / MERCOLA ARTICLES > (file)]
    1.       [saved Mercola-Articles > Fasting-TmtStrategy-Diabetes-IR_022422.pdf]
    2. The Secret of Zinc’s Immunity-Boosting Power Revealed [saved as [saved Mercola-Articles > Zinc-ImmunityBoostingPowerRevealed_MCL_041622.pdf]
    3. Getting Stronger as You Age (to prevent sarcopenia); saved Mercola-Articles > MuscleStrength-GettingStrongerAsYouAge_MCL_081222.pdf
    4. Health Benefits of Echinacea; saved Mercola-Articles > Echinacea-Health Benefits_MCL-081522.pdf
    5. Magnesium Deficiency; saved Mercola-Articles > MagnesiumDeficiency-ResearchProject_MCL-081722.pdf ; includes short video
    6. Top 7 Foods to Fight Depression; saved Mercola-Articles> Depression_Top7 FoodsToHelpFight_MCL_092922.pdf
    7. Methylcobalamin (vitamin B12)  chewable tablet; saved Mercola-Articles > Vitamin-B12-as MethylcobalaminSuppl_MCL_110822.pdf
    8. Fix this Vitamin Deficiency for Better Sleep: saved Mercola-Articles > Vitamin-ToHelpSleepBetter_MCL_110822.pdf
    9. Spicing Up Your Meals to Build Your Gut Health; saved: Mercola-Articles > HerbsSpices-w-Meals-BuildsGutHealth_MCL_122322.pdf
    10. Vitamin D for Prevention of COVID-19; saved: Mercola-Articles / COVID > Vitamin-D-Study-Combating-COVID_MCL_120322.pdf
    11. Are Seed Oils Behind the Majority of Diseases This Century (incuding Insulin Resistance); saved Mercola-Articles > SeedOils-BehindMajorityOfDiseases_MCL_012523.pdf
    12. Dry-Eye-Drops article: saved Mercola-Articles > DryEyeDrops-LinkedToAntibiotic-ResistantBacterial-Infection_MCL_021823.pdf
  7. Green Med Info (GMI):(some are saved in this path: Health-Nutrition / Articles / GMI > (filename)
    1. 5 Food-Medicines that Could Save Your Life (7a): Saved GMI > 5 Food-Medicines-CouldSaveLife_GMI_100422.pdf
    2. 10 Amazing Benefits of Sesame Seeds 
    3. Attack on Herbs and Supplements is a Racket 
    4. 7 Reasons to Love Rosemary; saved
    5. 7 Ways to Prevent and Even Reverse Heart Disease with Nutrition (11/8/22); saved GMI > HeartDisease_7NutritionalWaysToPreventReverse-with_110822.pdf
    6. Wasbi Melon Extract Fights This Highly Lethal Pancreatic Cancer
    7. 7 Reasons to Get More Magnensium (2/10/23); saved GMI > Mg-7ReasonsToGetMore_GMI_021023.pdf
    8. 10 Reasons Why you Need to Eat Enough Zinc; saved GMI > Zinc-10ReasonsWhyYouNeedToEatEnough_GMI_021023.pdf
  8. On mushrooms for Brain Health
    1.; This is a written sales pitch for a mushroom-mix supplement that contains the following mushrooms (along with other ingredients): King Trumpet Mushroom Powder, Turkey Tail Mushroom Powder, Antrodia Mushroom Powder, Maitake Mushroom Powder, and Reishi Mushroom Powder 
    2.; this is the video version
  9. Dr. Jockers articles:
    2. Leaky Brain Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes and Natural Solutions
  10. Green Valley Natural Solutions:
  11. WebMD articles: