How to Identify Food Products Made in China

The whole world is concerned about China-made “black hearted goods”.
Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China?


With all the food and pet products coming from China , it is best to make sure you read label at the grocery store and especially Walmart when buying food products.

Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located.

It is important to read the barcode to track it’s origin.

How to read Bar Codes

This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it’s a concern to you.


If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690 691 or 692 , the product is MADE IN CHINA . 471 – Made in Taiwan .
This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.

Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products “MADE IN CHINA “, so they don’t show from which country it is made.

However, you may now refer to the barcode. Remember if the first 3 digits are:

690-692 — Then it is MADE IN CHINA
00 – 09 — USA & CANADA
30 – 37 — FRANCE
40 – 44 — GERMANY
471 — Taiwan
49 — JAPAN
50 — UK

BUY U S A & CANADIAN MADE by watching for ” 0 ” at the beginning of the number.

Irina Maryanchik, EHH-MA, EEM-CP, PLT

Best way to reverse chronic illness and get more energy

  • Do you find it difficult to lose weight or keep it off?
  • Are you overweight or out of shape?
  • How’s your energy level?

Do you get out of bed each morning energized and feel strong, vibrant, and alert whole day? Or you drag yourself out of bed and suffer from fatigue, irritability, or poor concentration?

How is your overall level of health? Are you free of pains and distressing illnesses?

Or you suffer from a chronic disorder that just doesn’t go away, such as allergies arthritis.

Do you have indigestion, low blood sugar, cardiovascular problems, headaches, depression, or frequent infections?

If you have any of these symptoms, chances are you are undernourished. For many of my clients, undernourishment is very common, even if they think they eat “correctly”. Obesity, for example, is a sign of undernourishment. My overweight clients are literally starving for nutrients to satisfy their hunger and normalize their metabolism. Even if they are eating only the highest quality healthy foods, they very deficient in the vital nutrients their body needs to work properly.

Fortunately, our body always lets us know when we are not feeding it correctly. The symptoms we experience are the signals that our body sends us, telling us that it needs to be supported with energy that matched our metabolism.

If you want to enhance or maintain your health, there is no substitute for eating according to your metabolic type. Regardless of your current physical health, knowing your metabolic type is the first step in start enjoying a life full of vibrant health and fitness, and free of the degenerative illnesses that disturb many people in developed countries.

What’s Your Metabolic Type?

The three metabolic types are Protein Type, Carbo Type, and Mixed Type. Once you identify your metabolic type and the diet that is right for you, you can modify your diet, enjoy abundant energy, and extend your life!

You and your family member might both be Protein Types, which means vegetarian-based diets and carbohydrates will not be the best food for you. But even though you both need to eat protein and restrict carbohydrates, he/she might require heavier proteins and be more reactive to carbohydrates, such as sugars and starches.

Even though you were born with a specific set of dietary requirements dictated by your genetics, your needs can shift for a number of reasons, such as stress, illness, exercise or nutrient deficiencies. Your diet is highly individualized and it is constantly changing. That’s why I energy test foods and fine-turn their diet while we work together.

When we complete their blood tests and determine their metabolic type, we can fine-tune their diet. They know exactly what kinds of foods are compatible with their body chemistry. We determine what foods energize them, make them feel great, and support their health over the longer term. They learn the secrets of combining macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fats) in the specific proportions that are just right for them. Learning exactly what foods to choose and exactly how to combine them is of fundamental importance for eating according to your metabolic type. The list below gives you a brief synopsis or preview of the three general metabolic types and the diets that correspond to each category.


If you are a Protein Type, it means your cells metabolize carbohydrates too quickly and your body relies on glycolysis for energy (fast oxidizer). The parasympathetic branch of your autonomic nervous system is stronger and more dominant than the sympathetic branch. Protein Types require a high protein intake in order to strengthen their sympathetic system and balance their slow metabolism. They need high protein to slow down their rapid cellular oxidation rate.

  • High protein
  • Heavy, fatty,
  • High-purine proteins
  • High fats and oils
  • Low carbohydrates
  • Metabolic Imbalance: fast oxidizer or parasympathetic dominant


If you are a Carbo Type, you need a higher percentage of carbohydrates in your diet in order to strengthen the parasympathetic branch of your nervous system. You need to consume more carbohydrates in your diet in order to speed up your naturally slow cellular oxidation rate and acidify your too-alkaline metabolism.

  • Low protein
  • Light, lean, low-purine proteins
  • Low fats and oils
  • High carbohydrates
  • Metabolic Imbalance: slow oxidizer or sympathetic dominant


If you’re a Mixed Type, you combine the other two types. You need to eat a mixture of foods that will support both sides of your autonomic nervous system – both your sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. Since your cellular oxidation rate is neither fast nor slow, you need to eat a mixture of foods so that you will not create a one-sided effect that speeds up or slows down your cellular oxidation rate.

  • Mixture of high-fat, high-purine proteins and low-fat
  • Low-purine proteins
  • Requires equal ratios of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates
  • Metabolic Imbalance: neither fast nor slow oxidizer neither parasympathetic nor sympathetic dominant

These 3 metabolic types provide a starting point that will enable you to customize your diet and eat in alignment with your body’s nutritional needs.

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10 Ways To Improve Your Vision

Over the past years, there has been a marked in­crease in the number of people who wear glasses and contact lenses. This can be put down to drasti­cally increased computer usage both at home and at work, and increased TV watching. Good news for opticians around the world – bad news for us. I hear complaints about the eyes related problems almost daily, some people have the dry eyes and must use the eye drops daily, others have excess fluid in the eyes which creates fuzzy vision and difficulties read­ing. This article provides techniques that help im­prove the health of your eyes and prevent develop­ing eye-related illnesses.

Your eyes need regular exercise and supply of energy in order to be healthy, just like any other muscle in the body. Your eyes may eventu­ally give up on you and you will need glasses or contact lenses. This doesn’t have to be the case if you regularly take care of your eyes. In this article, I will show you how you can care for your eyes naturally so you can have great vision at any age.

If you start wearing glasses or contact lenses your eyesight will only get worse over time rather than get better as your eyes will get used to the new lenses and need even stronger lenses to function properly. Everybody who wears glasses and contacts will tell you their eyes have grad u-ally got worse over time.

Conditions such as Chronic Dry Eyes, optic neuritis, glaucoma are often associated with chronic health problems. The imbal­ance in the body can manifest in the eyes, just as the health of the eyes is frequently an indicator of the illness or imbalance in the particular organ or other location in the body.

Puffiness and Dark Circles?

Puffiness in the eye area is either caused by a pool of liquid or a pool of mucus both of which are caused by issues with the kidneys. The type caused by pools of liquid is often caused by excessive liquid intake over­working the kidneys with frequent urination, leading to inflammation.

The second type, caused by accu­mulation of mucus and fat directly correlates to built-up mucus and fat in and around the kidneys and other organs in that region of the body. The consumption of mucus and fat-containing foods such as dairy products, meat, poultry, sug­ar, refined grains, and oils. Reduc­ing or eliminating these foods from one’s diet will not only reduce or eliminate puffy eyelids and eye bags but will also correct the inter­nal cause. Regular detoxification efforts will also be beneficial.

Dark Circles under the eyes typically indicate the problems or disorders with the kidneys, and adrenal and gonad hormones. These problems can stem from issues with reproductive or excretory functions which are often caused by the ex­cessive consumption of salty, roasted, baked, or dried foods. A yellowish tone in the eye area is directly related to an over-functioning liver and gallbladder.

A gray discoloration can not only indicate an issue with the kidneys, but also with the lungs, endocrine and lymph systems, and reproduc­tive system. These issues can be caused by excessive ingestion of yang foods such as salt, dairy, ani­mal fats, and meat. It can also indicate a lack of oxygen in the body and is often present with smokers.

Poor Eye Health Indicates Dysfunction in Organs

My approach to treating eye related problems is to correct the under­lined energy systems that support the eyes and to promote the blood circulation to the eyes. I have used these techniques on myself and my clients for many years to correct a wide range of eye problems. If your notice that your vision suddenly gets worse, it can be energetically related to the dysfunction in the Kidney, Liver, or Stom­ach meridians.

Holding Acupressure Sedating, Strengthen­ing and Control points for Kidney, Liver, or Stomach meridians helps to balance many eye related issues. Your energy medicine practitioner can determine if these meridi­ans are over or under energized and bal­ance them.

When you are treated for an eye condition with using the methods described here, any underlying imbal­ances that are attributing to your symptoms will be reduced. These techniques can be helpful in treating the following conditions:

  • Glaucoma
  • Floaters
  • Cataracts
  • Eye Allergies
  • Macular Degeneration Optic Atrophy
  • Night Blindness
  • Chronic Dry Eyes
  • Tired or Twitching Eyes Bad Night Vision
  • Circles Under Eyes

Natural Ways to Improve Eye Health

There are many Acupuncture Points located around the eyes that promote eye health. These points bring energy and blood to the eyes and allow nourish­ing the tissue around the eyes.

Visual information from the eyes is processed in the occipital area of the brain, located in the back of the head. Bladder meridian passes through the eyes as well as the occipital (back) part of the brain. Activating points of the Bladder meridian is very effective in re­lieving the painful symptoms. These points are located on both sides of the face. Apply a deep pressure with thumbs, index, or middle fingers of both hands for 2-4 minutes:

Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 1.31.03 PMBladder 1 (BL-1) – This point is located in the inner corner of each eye. This point brings energy and blood to the eyes and can be used to treat eye pain as well as other eye related ill­nesses such as glaucoma, night blind­ness, early-stage cataracts, conjunctivitis and blurred vision.

Bladder 2 (BL-2) – This point is located at the inner end of the eyebrow. Some of the indications to use this point include twitching of the eyelids, glaucoma, frontal headache, blurring or failing of vision, excessive tearing, redness, swelling, pain of the eyes, dimness of vision, visual diz­ziness, night blindness, headache follow­ing alcohol intoxication, and color blind­ness.

HN-4 – Located in the hollow at the mid­point of the eyebrow, directly above the pu­pil. It is used for eye strain, acute conjuncti­vitis, cloudiness of the cornea, frontal head­ache, floaters, myopia, redness, visual ob­struction, swelling and pain of the eyes, twitching of the eyelids, and ptosis.

Triple Warmer 23 (TW-23) – The Triple Warmer 23 locat­ed in the hollow at the outside end of the eyebrows. This point is used for all eye and facial problems including headaches, red­ness and pain of the eye, blurring of vision, twitching of the eyelids, Optic nerve atrophy, and blurred vision.

Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 1.31.13 PMGall Bladder 1 (GB-1) – Located on the out­side corner of the eye. This point is used to brighten the eyes as well as for headaches, redness and pain of the eyes, failing or blur­ring of vision, photophobia, dry, itchy eyes, early-stage cataracts, and conjunctivitis.

HN-7 – Located below the eye, approximate­ly one-fourth the distance from the outer to the center side of the eye. Used for all types of eye diseases, inflammation of the optic nerve, atrophy of the optic nerve, glaucoma, nearsightedness, and macular degenera­tion.

Stomach 1 (ST 1) – With the eyes looking straight forward, this point is located directly below the pupil, between the eyeball and the eye socket. This is the main point for all eye problems, conjunctivitis, night blind­ness, facial paralysis, and excessive tearing.

Exercises To Strengthen Eye Muscles


Blinking is an often overlooked yet simple way to keep your eyes fresh and being able to focus longer. Computer users and television watchers tend to blink less, es­pecially when they are intently focused on something.

After you have done this for two minutes, mentally take note of how your eyes feel, are they strained, re­laxed, tired.

Whenever you blink your eyes are going into a brief period of darkness which helps to keep your eyes fresh and discharges previous information. This also helps to reduce eye strain.


Palming is done to relieve stress around the eyes and as a way to relax your eyes while taking a break. It gives you the op­portunity to rest your mind and your eyes for a few minutes at a time. Palming

brings increased flow of energy to your eyes and balances the brain circuits that receive visual stimuli

  • Make yourself comfortable whilst leaning forward on a desk or with your elbows resting on your knees. Close your eyes.
  • Place your two palms over your eyes, your fingers on your forehead and the heel of your hands resting on your cheekbones.
  • If possible, extend your thumbs to cover the temples. Cross the baby fingers over the 3rd eye or cross one hand over the other.

Tracing Figure 8

Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 1.50.20 PMThis is to exercise your eye muscles and increase their flexibility.

  • Imagine a giant horizontal figure of eight in front of you about 10 feet in front of you and mentally turn it on its side.
  • Trace it one way for a few minutes and then the other way for a few minutes.
  • Try figure-8-ting both eyes with fingers of one hand using a ‘Metabolizing 8’ that meets at the center. This helps the eyes to metabolize light, stimulation, and stress as well as increases coordi­nation and communication between the eyes and the brain.


Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 1.57.53 PMTap your eyelids to brings energies into motion and resets the eye’s signaling to the brain.

  • Lay the finger over an eye and gently tap on that finger with the other hand.
  • Do the same on the other eye.

This helps with eye fatigue. You may also tap along the sutures of the skull and all over the scalp and temples to help release the muscles that support the eyes. End by pulling the ears.


  • Sit in a comfortable position.
  • Stretch out your arm and extend your thumb out.
  • Focus on your thumb as your arm is outstretched.
  • Bring your thumb closer to you, focusing all the time, until your thumb is about 3 inches in front of your face.
  • Move your thumb away again until your arm is fully outstretched.

Do this for a few minutes at a time.

Essential Nutrients For Your Eyes

Lutein and Zeaxanthin

Lutein and Zeaxanthin compounds are carotenoids related to beta-carotene. They are both found in large quantities in the lens and retina of the eyes. Their function is to protect the eyes from damage caused by free radicals, which can interact with and break down healthy tissue. Lutein and Zeaxanthin help protect the eyes by filtering high-energy blue light protecting underlying cell layers from potential light damage. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are found in yellow and orange fruits & vegetables, dark green, leafy vegetables and egg yolks.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid increases glutathione levels in the body. It is a naturally produced antioxidant that protects against cataracts in the eye and helps dissolve toxic substances in the liver.


Vitamin A helps prevent night blindness, stops the formation of cataracts, and may prevent blindness from macular degeneration.

Vitamin C helps the eye’s production of aqueous humor and the reformation of the cornea. It also helps to reduce the risk of cataracts.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant shown to prevent cataracts and helps prevent macular degeneration.

Vitamin B12 helps the eye shield protein in the lens.

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Irina Maryanchik, EHH-MA, EEM-CP, PLT



7 Strategies to Overcome Diabetes Naturally

Did your doctor order a blood test to check your glucose assuming that you may have symptoms of diabetes?

If your fasting blood sugar is between 108 and 125 you are considered pre-diabetic. But if your number is above 125 mgm/dL, they’ll say you have diabetes, which means your cells have a resistance to the hormone insulin. Your body uses insulin to push glucose into your cells where it can provide energy. But with insulin resistance, your cells refuse to accept glucose. As a result, it builds up in your blood.

When I work with my diabetic clients, lowering their fasting blood sugar is my main step. In this article I will share simile natural methods to overcome diabetes naturally.

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Metformin leads to lower levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

Research show that 70-75% of people diagnosed with prediabetes will progress to diabetes. If you are pre-diabetic, your doctor will most likely put you on a blockbuster drug Metformin (also known as Glucophage). Over 120 million people take it to try to control their blood sugar. Metformin creates serious health problems and makes it even more likely that you’ll develop diabetes, because it doesn’t address the root cause of a problem.

The most serious side effect of Metformin is that it leads to lower levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) for people with an underactive thyroid.1 Researchers studied data from over 74,000 people taking metformin over 25 years. Compared to another diabetes drug, metformin was linked to a 55% higher risk for low TSH levels.

Low TSH levels increase your risk of diabetes

Researchers in the Netherlands looked at 8,452 people without diabetes.  They found that those with the lowest TSH levels had a 20% higher risk of developing diabetes than those with the highest levels. But for people with prediabetes, the risk of progressing to full diabetes was 40%.2 Because Metformin lowers your TSH levels, it increases your risk of getting full-blown diabetes.

I’ve been helping my clients not just manage diabetes symptoms, but help them reverse their diabetes using energy medicine, lifestyle, customized dietary protocols.

Natural Solutions for Diabetes 

As a first step, I recommend all my clients to exclude sugar, alcohol and carbs. My diabetes diet plan includes low glycemic foods that don’t spike blood sugar. I also recommend specific supplements that naturally improve the body’s insulin response.

Foods to remove

  • All grains and corn
  • Caffeine, alcohol, sugar and salt
  • Processed foods, trans fats, high fructose corn syrup
  • Potatoes and other white colored foods

Foods to add

Look for grass-fed beef and non-dairy products, wild-caught cold water fish, and poultry and eggs from pastured animals. Fat and protein in these foods will not raise your blood sugar. Choose healthy fats like unrefined cold pressed olive oil and coconut oil.

  • Add protein each meal – meat, fish and poultry. Protein helps your body balance insulin, build muscles and repair tissues that are essential for preventing diabetes.
  • Nuts and seeds – they are a good source of protein and have Omega 3s.
  • Low glycemic vegetables.
  • Fruits and berries with the skin.
  • High protein breakfast every morning is critical. It will help to stabilize your blood sugar, reduce cravings, and supply energy for the entire day. Download my Breakfast Recipe Book for the Beautiful and Slim body.

Top 6 Diabetes Fighting Supplements

1. Berberine

Berberine is a plant phytonutrient extracted from medicinal herbs, such as barberry and goldenseal. And its performance in human type 2 diabetes clinical trials has been amazing. One study of diabetic patients who took 1,000 mg of berberine per day lowered fasting blood sugar levels by more than 20%, from diabetic to normal levels.

Benefits of Berberine:

  • makes the blood sugar lowering hormone insulin more effective
  • decreases insulin resistance and sugar production in the liver
  • helps the body break down sugars inside cells

Recommended Dosage: 500 mg capsule two to three times a day with food. A dose of 1,000 mg to 1,500 mg is effective for many of my people (see references section).

Berberine alone can help you lower your blood sugar. You may also add other minerals and nutrients such as like green coffee bean extract chromium, or vanadium.

2. Vanadium

Vanadium is a vital trace mineral that mimics the action of insulin. It helps to transport glucose from the blood into the cells where it can be converted to energy. In one study, people with diabetes who took vanadium supplements daily lowered their blood sugar levels by 10% on average after just three weeks.

Dietary Sources of Vanadium

The best food sources of vanadium are mushrooms, parsley, dill weed, shellfish, black pepper, beer, wine, and grains.

Vanadium exists in several forms, including vandal sulfate and vanadate. Vanadyl sulfate is most commonly found in nutritional supplements.

Recommended dosage: 500 mcg 3 times daily. Don’t exceed 10 mg in a day.

3. Guava

In Japan guava tea is used for prevention and treatment of diabetes. Guava tea compounds stop absorption of sugar and help to control blood sugar levels after meals. The article published in “Nutrition & Metabolism” listed two studies showing this effect. The first study showed the short-term benefits of drinking guava leaf tea after eating white rice had decreases in blood sugar that were greater after 30 minutes, 90 minutes and 120 minutes than people who ate the same amount of white rice followed by drinking hot water.

Drinking guava leaf tea may also cause beneficial changes in your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. According to an article published in “Nutrition & Metabolism” in February 2010, participants of the study who drank guava leaf tea had lowered total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein levels and triglycerides after eight weeks whether or not they were receiving medical treatment to lower their cholesterol levels.

When shopping for guava tea, look for varieties made from the dried leaves.

4. Vitamin D

Low vitamin D3 levels are directly linked to insulin resistance, prediabetes and full-blown type 2 diabetes. One study revealed that even a minor D3 deficiency can increase your risk of diabetes by 91%.5 You can get vitamin D3 from just 10 minutes a day in the midday sun. You may also eat Vitamin-D-rich foods like mackerel, tuna, sardines, salmon, pastured eggs, grass-fed beef, and liver. Take 8,000 IUs per day.

5. Chromium

Chromium is a very important mineral to help regulate and even reverse diabetes. In one study, participants took chromium picolinate for 30 days. All participants had diabetes. After 30 days, participants’ cholesterol had dropped an average of 19 points, with LDL cholesterol (the kind that can contribute to heart disease) dropping by more than 10 points. Even more important, the average fasting blood sugar level fell by 26 mg/dL.3

6. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA)

Alpha (ALA) helps to control and prevent nerve and circulatory damage done by diabetes. In one study, people taking ALA showed improved blood pressure, reduced nerve damage, and better circulation.

While chromium makes cells more receptive to insulin, ALA improves your body’s utilization of glucose. Vanadium acts like insulin and lowers your body’s need to produce insulin.

Together, these supplements will give you a natural and powerful support protocol to help balance your blood sugar and reverse diabetes.


Because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications, take dietary supplements only under the supervision of a health care provider. Some animals given vanadate supplements have developed anemia, low white blood cell counts (the cells that help to fight infection), and high cholesterol.

People with high cholesterol, anemia, an infection, or any health problem causing a low white blood cell count, such as HIV, should not take vanadium without first talking to their doctor.

Because vanadium may lower blood sugar levels, people with diabetes who take medication to control blood sugar may be at risk of low blood sugar or hypoglycemia if they take vanadium.

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Irina Maryanchik is not a licensed physician, she has extensive experience in the fields of alternative and energy medicine. The information and material provided on this site are for educational purposes only and any recommendations are not intended to replace the advice of your physician. You are encouraged to seek advice from a competent medical professional regarding the applicability of any recommendations with regard to your symptoms or condition. It is important that you do not reduce, change or discontinue any medication or treatment without consulting your physician first. The personal stories shared on this website are personal to the users and will not be typical of the results you will have if you follow the advice provided on this website.

The information and recommendations provided on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are provided for educational purposes only.

Gluten Containing Foods

Numerous studies demonstrate that grains high in gluten damage your intestinal lining. Gluten can cause long-term harm to your small intestine, which may result in nutritional deficiencies. If you have celiac disease, gluten intolerance is not just an inconvenience – it can be debilitating. In such cases, you should avoid any foods containing gluten.

Diet is still the most effective protocol and preventative measure. If you want to help your body to cure autoimmune illness, stay away from ALL grains, especially ones that contain gluten. Once your gut is healthy, you can add healthy grains that have been fermented or sprouted. Gluten may be present as an ingredient in barley malt, chicken broth, malt vinegar, some salad dressings, veggie burgers (if not specified gluten-free), and soy sauce.

Products labeled wheat-free are not necessarily gluten-free. They may still contain spelt (a form of wheat), rye, or barley-based ingredients that are not gluten-free (GF). To confirm if something is gluten-free, be sure to refer to the product’s ingredient list.

Avoid These Foods if You Have Gluten Sensitivity 

  • Wheat
  • Varieties and derivatives of wheat such as:
    • wheatberries
    • durum
    • emmer
    • semolina
    • spelt
    • farina
    • farro
    • graham
    • KAMUT® khorasan wheat
    • einkorn wheat
  • Rye
  • Barley
  • Triticale
  • Malt in various forms including: malted barley flour, malted milk or milkshakes, malt extract, malt syrup, malt flavoring, malt vinegar
  • Brewer’s Yeast
  • Wheat Starch that has not been processed to remove the presence of gluten to below 20ppm and adhere to the FDA Labeling Law*
  • Pastas:
    • raviolis, dumplings, couscous, and gnocchi
  • Noodles:
    • ramen, udon, soba (those made with only a percentage of buckwheat flour) chow mein, and egg noodles. (Note: rice noodles and mung bean noodles are gluten free)
  • Breads and Pastries:
    • croissants, pita, naan, bagels, flatbreads, cornbread, potato bread, muffins, donuts, rolls
  • Crackers:
    • pretzels, goldfish, graham crackers
  • Baked Goods:
    • cakes, cookies, pie crusts, brownies
  • Cereal & Granola:
    • corn flakes and rice puffs often contain malt extract/flavoring, granola often made with regular oats, not gluten-free oats
  • Breakfast Foods:
    • pancakes, waffles, french toast, crepes, and biscuits.
  • Breading & Coating Mixes:
    • panko breadcrumbs
  • Croutons:
    • stuffings, dressings
  • Sauces & Gravies (many use wheat flour as a thickener)
    • traditional soy sauce, cream sauces made with a roux
  • Flour tortillas
  • Beer (unless explicitly gluten-free) and any malt beverages (see “Distilled Beverages and Vinegars” below for more information on alcoholic beverages)
  • Brewer’s Yeast
  • Anything else that uses “wheat flour” as an ingredient

Foods That May Contain Hidden Gluten

  • Energy bars/granola bars
  • French fries – be careful of batter containing wheat flour or cross-contamination from fryers
  • Potato chips – some potato chip seasonings may contain malt vinegar or wheat starch
  • Processed lunch meats
  • Candy and candy bars
  • Soup – pay special attention to cream-based soups, which have flour as a thickener. Many soups also contain barley
  • Multi-grain or “artisan” tortilla chips or tortillas that are not entirely corn-based may contain a wheat-based ingredient
  • Salad dressings and marinades – may contain malt vinegar, soy sauce, flour
  • Starch or dextrin if found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat
  • Brown rice syrup – may be made with barley enzymes
  • Meat substitutes made with seitan (wheat gluten) such as vegetarian burgers, vegetarian sausage, imitation bacon, imitation seafood (Note: tofu is gluten-free, but be cautious of soy sauce marinades and cross-contamination when eating out, especially when the tofu is fried)
  • Soy sauce (though tamari made without wheat is gluten-free)
  • Self-basting poultry
  • Pre-seasoned meats
  • Cheesecake filling – some recipes include wheat flour
  • Eggs served at restaurants – some restaurants put pancake batter in their scrambled eggs and omelets, but on their own, eggs are naturally gluten-free

How to Make Homemade Yogurt

I love making my own homemade yogurt – it contains beneficial bacteria that helps to digest food and promotes healthy functioning of the immune system.

Yogurt that has been sitting on the shelves at the grocery store does not have the fresh, active bacteria that homemade yogurt does. Commercially manufactured yogurt is made from pasteurised milk, it is difficult to digest because it contains sugar, preservatives, and fillers.  It can often cause allergic reaction in many people. Once the commercial yogurt has been refrigerated, the quantity of friendly bacteria decreases and the health benefits decrease. Also, from the weight management perspective, it may contribute to weight gain due to the cold and heavy quality.

If you buy yogurt at the store, choose products that contain live active cultures. If the yogurt has been pasteurized or heated, the beneficial bacteria are dead and will not provide any health benefits.

Homemade yogurt is especially beneficial for individuals on a vegetarian diet. One cup yogurt contains about 13 grams of protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, B complex, and folic acid. People taking antibiotics, which can destroy digestive flora, are often recommended to eat yogurt to replace healthy bacteria.

Fresh yogurt is digested in about 1 hour, as compared to the 3 hours it can take to digest milk. People who have issues with digesting milk say that fresh yogurt is much easier to digest and it actually helps their immune system.

Learning how to make yogurt at home is easier than you think. Use the milk from only from the grass-fed animals, goat or sheep milk is best. Raw milk would be my first choice if you can find a local farm in your area.

Follow these steps to make a delicious homemade yogurt:

Equipment: 5- to 8-cup container with lid, thermometer, plastic or glass spoon.

  1. Heat milk in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently with plastic or glass spoon, until it is steaming, barely bubbling and registers 180°F on an instant-read thermometer. Important tip: Do not leave the milk unattended – it can boil over very quickly.
  2. Pour the milk into a clean, heat-safe 5- to 8-cup container. Let it stand, stirring frequently, until cooled to 110°F.
  3. Open 2 capsules of probiotics and add them into the milk (in a small bowl first), then stir the mixture back into the warm milk.
  4. Cover the container and wrap in a clean kitchen towel to help keep it warm. Place in a very warm place. You may use stove with a light turned on.
  5. Let it stand undisturbed until thickened and tangy, at least 8 and up to 12 hours.
  6. Refrigerate yogurt until cold, for about 2 hours. The yogurt will thicken a bit more in the refrigerator.
  7. You may sweeten yogurt with stevia, fruits, or cacao.

Homemade Yogurt can be stored in regenerator for up to 1 week.

Tip: Make sure that temperature is between 100 and 110 F, otherwise it may kill the bacteria and disturbs a fermentation process.

There are a few ways to create a very warm (about 110°F) environment for making yogurt:

  • Method 1: Turn your oven on to 200° for about 5 minutes, then turn it off. Add the towel-wrapped container of yogurt and if you have an oven light, turn it on for added warmth.
  • Method 2: Place a hot water bottle (or other small container) filled with very hot water alongside the towel-wrapped container in a small cooler.
  • Method 3: Wrap a heating pad set to High around the towel-wrapped container.
  • Method 4: Use yogurt maker (Cost: $25 online).

I hope you will try this recipe at home and enjoy its benefits. Post your comments below if you want to share your tips or recommendations.

Natural Ways to Reduce Inflammation

Polyphenols are chemical compounds that come from plants. They are used by your gut bacteria to make beneficial substances for you, and they help to keep your gut bacteria balanced by some of their antimicrobial effects.

Polyphenols also help to prevent the damage of free radicals in the body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage the arteries and cause serious health problems.  Several studies have been conducted in an attempt to learn which foods contribute the highest levels of polyphenols to our bodies.

Eating more polyphenol-rich foods has been shown to create an optimal gut bacterial balance, which, in turn, can reduce your risk for many diseases. If you have a decreased abundance of some beneficial gut bacteria, increasing your intake of polyphenol-rich foods is one thing you can do to improve your gut bacteria balance.

Most vegetables have polyphenols or other antioxidants, while onions and potatoes have moderate to high content of polyphenols.  Choose bright colors vegetables with all colors eaten each week, including yellow, blue, purple, red, orange,  white and green. Eating three to five servings of vegetables each day is essential for good health.

Eat These Vegetables

  • Artichoke – helps to fight breast cancer.
  • Olive (both black and green) – a natural polyphenolic anti-inflammatory agent uniquely found in extra virgin olive oil.
  • Red and Yellow onions – provide high bioavailability of the polyphenol hydroxybenzoic acid.
  • Potato extract have shown success with preventing weight gain.
  • Red lettuce  – has been shown to have the highest polyphenol content.
  • Asparagus The main components responsible for asparagus bioactivity are, carotenoids oligosaccharides and phenols (flavonoids) especially rutin, a compound with antioxidant properties.
  • Spinach – has Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, also immune enhancers.
  • Shallot – higher in polyphenols than onions.
  • Spirulina – has neuroprotective effects.

Eat These Fruits

Organic blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, citrus fruits and other fruits as good sources of polyphenols. A study published in the March 2008 issue of “The Journal of Nutrition” found that dark grapes, bilberries, cherries, apples, dark plums, blackberries and blueberries were all good sources as well. Fruit juices, such as grape juice, contain especially high levels of polyphenols. All fruits contain polyphenols or other antioxidants, and a healthy diet should contain around three servings of colorful fruits each day.

This table shows the 48 foods and spices with highest amount of polyphenols. Eating these foods will help to neutralize free radicals in your body, reduce inflammation, and support gut health. If you have Gluten sensitivity, avoid foods that may contain gluten.

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Seven Ways to Kick Sugar Addiction


Sugar is an extremely addictive substance and giving it up isn’t always as easy as just making the mental commitment to stop it. If you want to give up your sugar cravings and stop the mood swings and insulin spikes, it’s important to understand what it does to our body.

Marketers figured this out a long time ago, that’s why sugar is added to almost every product. Sugar affects the same part of the brain as heroin. Having a little bit creates a craving for more and eventually stopping it causes withdrawal symptoms such as mood swings, insomnia, cravings, headaches, and fatigue. Sugar addiction leads to an autoimmune conditions, adrenal exhaustion, digestive disorders, obesity, and diabetes.

Did you know the average soda size in 1955 was only 7 ounces? How did we go from 7 to the 128 ounces in 62 years?

Everybody knows that sugar toxic for your health (find out why), but how can you stop this addiction without experiencing horrible withdrawal symptoms?

In this article I will share with you my secrets of breaking this distractive cycle of addiction so you can start lose weight, have more energy, sleep better, reduce pain, and have a stable mood.

Sugar is an ingredient in almost all conventional pasta sauce, hummus, sauces, salad dressings, bread, canned vegetables, yogurt, and even baby formula. No wonder we are so addicted to it!

Here are the different names for sugar that you may find on food labels (and in organic food too!):

  • fructose
  • maltodextrin
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • dextrose
  • maltose
  • sucrose
  • corn syrup solids
  • glucose/glucose syrup
  • sorbitol
  • mannitol
  • lactose
  • barley malt
  • corn syrup
  • cane juice
  • evaporated cane juice

Here are the methods I use with my clients to break their destructive sugar cravings:

Use Spices and Natural Sweeteners

Ceylon Cinnamon has been proven to stabilize blood sugar and to have a curing effect on the pancreas and high cholesterol. Remember that the the Cinnamon Cassia type that you find in the grocery stores in not the same as Ceylon Cinnamon.

Add cinnamon to your smoothie, coffee, hot chocolate, sweet potato, or other foods is a great way to gradually eliminate sugar from your diet. It tastes sugary and very satisfying when used in amount that works for you. Experiment with it!

Cumin Seeds helps to reduce sugar craving and speed up metabolism. One of the most important weight loss impacts of cumin seeds, according to scientific research, is that it can help your body to digest and absorb fats. When you exercise and eat healthy foods, cumin can maximize on your positive changes.

There are natural sweeteners that have a sweet taste without the negative impact on the body are coconut sugar, maple syrup, liquid stevia extract, and raw unprocessed honey.

Start using these spices and natural sweeteners and eventually you will crave less and less of processed sugar.

Decrease Caffeine

Did you know that coffee without breakfast leads to sugar craving throughout the day? In the morning healthy functioning adrenal glands are supposed to produce stress hormone cortisol, which helps you have energy for the day. But because your adrenals are not producing enough cortisol, you may feel tired and reach out for caffeine for a quick energy boost.

When you drink coffee, your adrenals work too hard to produce more adrenalin, which eventually lead to adrenal fatigue and burnout.

This adrenal spike pushes cortisol into your cells’ receptors and blocks insulin from entering them. When the cortisol production wears off, your cells become very low in insulin which creates the state of emergency for your body. This may cause mood swings, anxiety attacks, headaches, or depression.

If you don’t want to give up your morning coffee, enjoy it with the healthy breakfast which contains protein and fat. Adding collagen powder, bone broth protein, coconut powder, or grass-fed butter to black coffee will boost your brain and give you energy.

Collagen is rich in the amino acid glycine that has been scientifically studied to help reduce joint pain. Collagen also aids in healthy tissue repair and helps to decrease inflammation.

You may also try a roasted dandelion, chicory or green tea to lower your caffeine intake and to cut your caffeine dose slowly.

Take  Trace Minerals

Purified and reverse osmosis water often lacks trace minerals, which may cause sweet cravings. Trace minerals are essential to hydrate your cells and detoxify your body.

So resolve this deficiency, use the essential trace minerals supplement by adding a few drops to each glass. Drink sufficient amount of mineralized water daily: 1 liter (34 ounces) for every 50lbs of body weight daily. Drinking enough mineralized water will boost your energy, reduce sugar cravings, and support your digestive and immune systems.

I often use my favorite mineral Chromium as a part to my detoxification protocol when I work with clients with long-standing sugar and alcohol addictions.

Chromium regulates blood sugar and helps insulin transport glucose into cells where it can be used for energy. Chromium also appears to be involved in the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat, and protein. Two forms are commonly available as supplements are chromium picolinate and glucose-tolerance factor (GTF) chromium.

Take 200mcg of chromium GFT with breakfast and lunch for 4-6 weeks and you will be amazed how fast your sugar cravings disappear.

Eat Complex Carbohydrates

If you are severely addicted to sugar, try eating a sweet potato for breakfast or lunch for about a week. Because sweet potato is complex carbohydrate, this will help to slow down the release of glucose in your bloodstream, reduce energy imbalances and lower sugar cravings.

You may also include other complex carbohydrate such as beets, carrots, zucchini, parsnips, plantains, butternut squash, and yams with breakfast, lunch, and dinner regularly.

Get 7 Hours of Sleep

Studies have found a link between poor sleep and some serious health problems, such as heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, and obesity.

If you’re getting seven or eight hours of sleep a night, I suggest that you turn off the lights or use the red or amber light bulbs, shut down your computer, meditate, and go to bed an hour early. There is no replacement for a good night sleep! If we don’t sleep enough, the body creates a balanced state by craving for energy; and sugar is fastest way to get that energy. If you have trouble sleeping, try taking Melatonin or Gaba 1 hour before bedtime.

The most amazing thing that works for 95% of my clients is binaural music generated by the GDV software. It balances chakras and, as an additional benefit, helps to fall asleep faster and have uninterrupted peaceful sleep. Many of my clients reported that they have great sleep the night after listening to the binaural music for only 10 minutes. (You can listen to a sample HERE).

Boost Your Serotonin Levels

Serotonin is called the “happiness hormone,” which can be increased through diet, exercise, and the good sleep schedule. When you have enough of serotonin, you are less likely to have cravings for sweets. Serotonin is a hormone that acts as a mood stabilizer. It helps to produce healthy sleeping patterns and improve your mood. Studies show that serotonin levels can have a positive effect on mood and behavior, and this chemical is associated with feeling good and living longer. Supplements, such as tryptophan, can increase your serotonin levels. Here are the Serotonin-rich foods that you can incorporate into your diet: eggs, pineapple, tofu, salmon, nuts and seeds, turkey.

Research shows a clear relationship between being exposed to bright light and serotonin levels. To get better sleep and to boost your mood, spend one hour a day outside on direct sunlight or use the Light Therapy.

More Ways to Reduce Sugar Cravings

  • Meditate Daily
  • Avoid processed Foods
  • Keep your blood sugar stable by eating more protein and fat
  • Eat more sea vegetables (they contain minerals)

I would love to hear about your ways to deal the sugar addiction. What do you do when you feel tired and fatigued? Please share your comments below.

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#1 Russian Remedy for Cold and Flu


Did you know that Onions were used in Europe to successfully fight off the plague in the early 1900’s?

In Russia onions have been used to fight flu and cold we well as clear impurities around the house.

My grandmother used an onion compress for the chest and feet to cure coughs, fevers and flu. She also used the onion pad to reduce pain and inflammation in her joints.

My mother used onions to protect the body from viruses and colds. She used to say that white onions worked better than red onions. It was very common to have onions at a Russian home during winter flu season and to have cut onions in the room  an ill family member to relieve symptoms quickly and naturally.

If someone was sick, she would peel the onions and left them around the house as a preventive measure against flu and viruses. She would then replace the onions every 3 months.

If someone in your home becomes ill with a cough, flu, cold or fever, place a peeled white onion cut in half in a bowl in their room. The onion needs to be cut in half in order to expose the most amount of ‘healing power’ from its pungent odor.

It’s best not to leave a cut onion open in the fridge (to eat later) because as soon as an onion is cut, it will start to absorb bacteria.

If you cut an onion for a salad, either use the whole thing or put the other half in your garage or basement to absorb bad smells. Once the onion is in a salad in a sealed container, it is safe and can be eaten at a later time.

What Makes Onions So Effective

Onions are rich in sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their strong odor. Sulfur is a powerful detoxifying ingredient and helps the body to release toxins, especially for the liver. High sulfur foods help your body to detox from heavy metals like lead, arsenic and cadmium.

The onion is the richest dietary source of quercetin – a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to thin the blood, lower cholesterol, ward off blood clots, and fight asthma, chronic bronchitis, hay fever, diabetes, atherosclerosis and infections and is even linked to inhibiting certain types of cancer.

Onions are also naturally anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antiviral. That, of course, is when you eat them.

Best Russian Cold/Flu Remedy

  • Cut one large white organic onion in quarters and place it in a food processor.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered organic honey and one organic lemon (cut it in half and remove seeds).
  • Blend this mixture together for 2-3 minutes until it becomes a paste-like consistency.
  • Eat one tablespoon every hour if you have flu or cold.
  • Or eat 1-2 tablespoons daily during the cold season to prevent getting sick.    

Sock Onion Remedy

  • Cut the white onion in half.
  • Place one half on the bottom of each foot so that the cut onion is against the skin.
  • Place a sock on top of the onion so it stays secure in place and leave overnight.
  • This remedy is excellent for flu and fever.

Let me know if any of these remedies worked for you. Leave your comments below.

Why are we getting sicker?


Kinesiology muscle energy testing is a standard protocol that I perform for every client. The purpose of this protocol is to determine sensitivity to specific foods, supplements, and drugs. In addition, I often energy test for any reactivity of the immune system to various substances in the environment.

After energy testing, I use GDV devices to measure energy reserve in each organ and system of the body. GDV scan helps to confirms the results of energy testing and allows to paint a complete picture of client’s physical and emotional state.

Not surprisingly, 95% of my clients have problems with thyroid or adrenals. About 80% of them have drug reactivity – when a body rejects a prescription drug, and over 95% are reacting to bread (gluten) and/or dairy.

Triple Warmer is the energy system that governs our fight and flight response. It is responsible for keeping our body safe and protecting it from external invaders, such as viruses and bacteria. Quite often Triple Warmer overreacts to harmless food and substances because they are not recognized by the body as “friendly substances”. This constant state of reactivity creates grounds for developing an autoimmune illness.

I have to say that this situation was not as bad 15 years ago, when I just started my practice. In today’s toxic world thyroid and adrenal disorders have reached epidemic proportions. In order to reverse autoimmune conditions we must understand why our body is attaching itself.

What is Autoimmunity?

When the body attacks itself and causes organ and tissue damage, scientists call this disorder autoimmunity. People can go a lifetime with the earliest symptoms of autoimmunity, which can include weight gain, brain fog, joint pain, gut problems, depression, mood disorders, and fatigue.

Because these symptoms are unnoticed by the conventional medical community, people never receive a diagnosis of a disease. Instead, they are told by doctors, family members and friends that “you are fine, it’s just stress…” or “it’s all in your head”, even though their inner voice may be telling them that something’s wrong.

The doctors who evaluate these people do not have bad intentions, but because “nothing” shows up as a red flag on a blood test, they might have received generic advice, like “lose weight,” “get more rest,” “eat better,” or “reduce your stress.” Or worse, they might walk out of the doctor’s office with a prescription for anti-anxiety medications to help them “calm down”. Eventually they arrive to integrative practitioners like me,  who have to figure out the real causes and get to the bottom of their dysfunction.

It’s no wonder they show up at my office hopeless as they conditions worsen and confused about what could possibly be wrong with their health. After all, their doctors said they are healthy. Can they be wrong?

In this post I’d like to share with you that illness doesn’t occur suddenly.You don’t wake up with Alzheimer’s disease one day  – it’s a decades-long process with many steps of progression over the years. You don’t wake up with diabetes either – it develops slowly over time.

Scientists now know that for autoimmune diseases, including diabetes and Alzheimer’s, the process starts as early as your twenties or thirties, with multiple steps of declining health along the way. In the case of Alzheimer’s, it might begin with brain fog, then forgetfulness, confusion, memory loss, and, eventually, dementia. For diabetes, the scale might begin with food cravings, then blood sugar imbalances (hypoglycemia), next metabolic syndrome with weight gain, then followed by numbness and tingling that come and go, and finally a diagnosis of diabetes with a high risk of heart disease.

The problem with this situation is that a diagnosis of illness happens only after there is significant damage is done to the body. In this case the solution is a lifetime of medications and a constant battle to reverse disease.

While science has been making clear advances in the treatment of many illnesses, wouldn’t you like to know, sooner rather than later, if autoimmunity is causing your symptoms?

What’s in it for you?

If you have occasional headaches, stomach cramps, constipation, bloating, or acne, and if you’re fatigued even though you’re drinking coffee all day, I’m here to tell you that it’s not normal. These irritating symptoms are a message from your body saying “something’s not right” and you need to pay attention before it’s too late. Many of my clients often say: “I wish I knew about this 10 years ago…”.

The good news is that your body is forgiving and you can make changes in your lifestyle that will begin to transform your life and your health.

There are two major reasons why you are feeling forgetful, sick, overweight, or tired – toxicity and constant inflammation. But addressing these symptoms alone will not work. You need to find out what’s causing this inflammation in your body.

What I am seeing while working with my clients is that most dairy products (especially conventional pasteurised milk and yogurt), sugar, and bread (gluten content in wheat, barley and rye) are the most common triggers that fuel the inflammation and lead to autoimmunity. Published research confirms this as well. There are others, but the functional medicine considers those to be “the big three”.

Toxic chemicals and heavy metals found in our environment, such the lead and mercury, are also contributors to the autoimmune illnesses. Reducing inflammation is the primary reason why scientists, researchers, and doctors share so many successful case studies in medical journals, and why you may have heard amazing testimonials about reversing psoriasis, lupus, ADHD, acne, depression, tumors, and rheumatoid arthritis.

In my office I tell my clients to remove all pro-inflammatory foods that cause their body to overreact and create inflammation. Once these foods and toxic medications that contribute to the immune system’s response are removed, their symptoms disappear, their energy returns to normal, their memory improves, and they sleep better. This improvement can be noticed within 2 weeks of removing the pro-inflammatory foods. This dietary alteration is supported with energy work I offer in my office, such as LED Light Therapy, Eden Energy Medicine, and more.

Click HERE to learn how to determine your food sensitivity.