The following blog was posted on April 8, 2018. Two months later in its June 4, 2018 issue, TIME magazine ran a piece titled “Four Healthier Ways to Grill” for the summer. The article states, “Cooking most meat at temperatures above 300F can produce potentially cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs)…. In addition to being carcinogenic, some of the toxins produced by grilling meat may also increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes…. They do so by interfering with processes that regulate inflammation and insulin sensitivity…. Research has linked high-heat cooking to an increased risk of [these diseases]. To limit your exposure (to HCAs), avoid cooking meats until charred or very well done.” (p. 70)


Agreement is the glue that holds together our reality. If you don’t believe me, just think about this: Let’s say you are at a really cool party, dressed to the nines, drinking your fancy sex-on-the-beach cocktail, munching on fancy bruschetta crostini appetizers, when suddenly a naked man streaks through the room. The first thing you would do is turn to the person nearest you and blurt in a raised voice, “Did you see that naked man?”

If the people in the room all said they didn’t know what you were talking about and started to look at you strangely, like maybe there was something wrong with you, you would doubt your own perception. Only after you obtained a substantial amount of agreement from others would you believe your own eyes.

There have been countless scientific experiments on this aspect of needing the agreement of others before we can believe anything for sure. And the more people who will agree with you, the stronger is your own belief. This happens everywhere, from entertainment to politics to the newest food craze, like burning food and calling it charred, something to be sought after and not shunned.

Marketers depend on the power of agreement, our need to always be part of a consensus. They work hard to reach a tipping point where enough people agree on their product so as to cause the rest of us to rush in and partake. Because after all, if so many people think something is good then it must be good, right?

Agreement is why we are so happy nowadays when a restaurant kitchen sends us burned food. Ah, we feel so cutting edge as we eat the latest advancement in culinary arts. But not too long ago, those plates of not-to-be-eaten char would have been sent back to the kitchen accompanied by much indignation that such was put before you, that you had been so disrespected.

If you left a cut avocado on a counter and noticed days later that it was gnarly black and rotted, would you clap your hands with delight and dig in? No, of course not. You would throw it in the trash, because it was not fit to eat. The same is true for charred food. I’m not talking about “blackened” food where black pepper and herbs are used to simulate a char. I’m talking about burned food. Food that has been cooked too long past its optimal point.

I visited New York City a while ago, all aflutter to have a slice of bona fide New York pizza like I enjoyed regularly while in college. I couldn’t find it anywhere in the mom and pop stores like before. Instead, everywhere I went I was served pizza with a black burned crust and black edges.

In fact, the closest I have come to New York pizza in years was in Las Vegas in a place that rightfully calls itself New York Pizza. (For anyone visiting the Strip who is hankering for a slice of genuine New York Style pizza, take Sahara west, away from the Strip, and make a right turn on Torrey Pines Drive. It’s down about five minutes on the left, in a tiny strip mall across from the Walmart.)

You could teach a chimpanzee to recognize that food is done when it turns black. But it takes finesse and training to be able to get a good sear on a steak or a nicely browned pizza crust just right and know when to remove it from the heat, before it is burned black.

Any kitchen neophyte knows a food is done once it turns black around the edges. Black is not a color you want on your cooked food. It’s a thin line between dark sear and burned food, but if you’ve graduated from a culinary school, or work in a professional kitchen, the least we can expect of your talent and training is that you be able to tell the difference. That food is being burned on purpose as a new culinary technique is unconscionable.

Free radicals are produced constantly in your body by the most innocent of acts. Cells are damaged and free radicals created (a) naturally, as a result of metabolism, but also from (b) irritation, like that from a tight bracelet that leaves the skin red and tender, (c) injury, like banging your shin as you get out of your car, causing a bruise, (d) infection, anywhere in the body, (e) toxins, like air pollution and radiation that bombard first responders, (f) poor diet, insufficient in antioxidants to control and neutralize free radicals, (g) other stressors specific to an individual, and of course, (h) eating burned food.

Free radicals are the cause of all inflammatory diseases, including cancer. If the word “inflammation” is used to describe any disorder, then you know it is caused by an excess of free radicals. The mere act of living causes free radicals, so it is not smart to add to the load with which you already have to deal.

If a cell is damaged so as to cause the married electrons inside to migrate outside the cell, they immediately become single electrons. Single electron is another name for free radical. The first thing a single electron does is attack the nearest healthy cell in an attempt to obtain another electron and return itself to healthy status. All it does is damage that cell and create two more single electrons, aka, free radicals.

This is the process, the exponential growth of free radicals, that leads to oxidation, inflammation, and finally cancer and all other inflammatory diseases. The last thing that you want to do is eat burned food and add to that load. Do yourself a favor, send that plate of burned food back to the kitchen with plenty of indignation. To learn more about inflammation, check out Blog 3: The Danger of Inflammation. https://lynncapehartwellness.com/2011/01/23/blog-3-the-danger-of-inflammation/



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CATEGORY: 1: Simple Malnutrition


The problem is that if you have blood leakage in your mouth, it means you also have blood leakage elsewhere in your body that you can’t see, such as, in your brain where it can manifest as a brain aneurysm or a “ruptured” blood vessel stroke.

Expanding or collapsed blood vessels are also a sign of weak walls, and show up in your cheeks as rosacea, which is an enlargement or ballooning of blood vessels there, and of course in your legs as varicose veins.

With strong blood vessel walls none of these disorders, including bleeding gums, is possible. If you have sufficient Rutin in your system at all times, your hygienist can poke away in your mouth without a drop of blood showing up. Know that you are in big trouble if your gums bleed with just normal tooth brushing.

It’s a simple concept: Anything that is closed off must have walls.

Consider then the nature of walls, to keep things separated. In your body your blood vessel walls keep your blood from seeping into other tissue and causing damage.

Your arterial system of arteries and capillaries—that take blood away from the heart and distribute it throughout your body, and veins—that return blood to the heart for replenishment, also has walls. It is a closed system.

You will never attain 100 percent non leakage in your arterial system; it’s just something that happens. But with strong arterial walls you can have the barest minimum of leakage.

Rutin is part of the C Complex, which includes Vitamin C, Citrus Bioflavonoid, Rutin, Hesperiden Complex, and sometimes Acerola, Alfalfa, and Barley Grass.

Vitamin C is water soluble, and therefore cannot be stored in your body. Meaning, it washes out of your system everyday and must be replenished everyday. Since you will be taking larger doses of Rutin, which is part of C Complex, you will also need to take a maintenance dose of Vitamin C Complex.


 BLEEDING GUMS Quick Glance Chart


Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength



2000 mg


2000 mg

Solgar or Puritan’s Pride #1561  

500 mg

Vitamin C Complex 1000 mg 1000 mg Puritan’s Pride #3140 1000 mg+



If you follow the Quick Glance Chart recommendations and find that you still have bleeding gums, increase each Rutin dose by 500 mg until the condition stops. That level where the bleeding stops will be your best personal maintenance dose. 


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Maribel is 41, a struggling actor living in North Hollywood who daylights part time as a pet store clerk.

About a year ago her upper teeth started to drift downward and began banging against her lower teeth. This worsened over time until one of the lower teeth became infected from the abuse and turned into an abscess.

Her dentist recommended a root canal and crown that together could cost thousands, depending on where you live and which dentist you use. He also told her that she needed braces to move the upper teeth back up, and a retainer to make sure they stayed there.

When you get a root canal the dentist removes the nerve. Over time, the tooth will darken and become conspicuous against the rest of your whiter teeth. Like many actors and people who depend upon their special looks, good or bad, Maribel whitens her teeth regularly. A dark tooth right up front was not acceptable.

Because of this a crown is now part of getting a root canal. As soon as the tooth is stabilized after the root canal, a crown is applied. The cost of the crown is quoted as part of the root canal package.

However, it is not mandatory to get a crown right away. You could wait a couple of months or more before the tooth became truly noticeable by others. The problem was that Maribel didn’t have the money for even a root canal, let alone the other procedures, which were not covered in her very basic dental plan.

She wanted to know if there was some way she could treat the abscess naturally and avoid the high cost of a root canal and crown. There is, and it costs around $250 for the supplements, and takes about six weeks of diligent daily dosing.

(Smart Maribel realized that she could use her bleach tray–which she got before her teeth started to drift–as a retainer to push her teeth back up to where they belonged. She tried it and it worked pretty fast. Now she wears the tray every night while she sleeps whether or not she is bleaching.)

One thing you can’t do is simply ignore the abscess problem. First, because of the pain, and second because the bacteria actually eats away at the bone of the tooth, causing it to become loose and eventually fall out.


An abscess is a combination of (a) infection/inflammation and (b) the dead bacteria and pulp tissue remaining in a pus ridden liquid around the root. A root canal removes the nerve and drains the liquid. No nerve, no pain. If the tooth is not treated, if will fall out.

In treating an abscess you have to first get rid of the infection, which can be treated the same way you would fight inflammation. They are both a result of rampant free radical growth damage. Then you have to clear out the liquid left behind around the root of the tooth.

According to my paradigm, “Seven Categories of illness,” infection and inflammation are a Category 2 problem treated with Beta Carotene and supported by Vitamin D3, while blockage is a Category 3 illness treated with Lecithin. Read more at: https://lynncapehartwellness.com/2013/09/01/blog-30-essay-2-the-seven-categories-of-illness/

Note: Nothing natural is better than Beta Carotene for inflammatory pain or pain caused by infection. Nothing. And accept that there is no “high” associated with it, Beta Carotene will do as good a job as most drug options for the same time period. If you take enough, of course.


TOOTH ABSCESS Quick Glance Chart
Supplement Breakfast Lunch Dinner Brand Strength
Beta Carotene 75 softgels 75 softgels Puritan’s Pride #1223 25,000 I.U.
Beta Carotene Notes:

You can’t break this up into more than two doses daily. It’s vital that very large amounts get into your body at the same time to counteract the exponential growth of free radicals.

Vitamin D3 5 softgels 5 softgels Puritan’s Pride #17618 2000 I.U.
Vitamin D3 Notes:

D3 is simply a support vitamin for Beta Carotene. Beta Carotene uses D3 to make itself available to the body for assimilation. Therefore, without D3, you would develop a Vitamin D deficiency by taking such large doses of Beta Carotene for an extended period.

Lecithin 10 softgels all at once, or 6 softgels twice daily if you split the dose. (See, notes.) 6 softgels if you split the dose Puritan’s Pride #303 1200 mg
Lecithin Notes:

If you take the once a day dosage level, you can take the ten softgels with dinner instead of with breakfast.

Softgels: It is better to take the Lecithin softgels all at once if you can. All ten. That way it will not be diluted by the body’s other blockage demands, and more of it can be assured to get to the infected tooth. If you must split the dose you will have to take 6 softgels twice daily, at breakfast and dinner. You will need more if you split the dose.

Granules: You can treat an abscess with softgels only. If you want to speed up the cleansing process you can also add Lecithin granules to your regimen. They are less expensive and more powerful. (I tbls = 6 softgels in potency.)

The problem is that they don’t mix well with liquids even if they are hot; their mouth feel can be pretty gross; their taste is not good; and they will change the texture of some foods if mixed with or sprinkled over and taken together. On the other hand, I know a woman who eats them by the spoonful, and says, Yum, afterward. So who’s to say?

The best way is to use a tablespoon of granules in a blender drink with a cup of liquid like milk or apple juice, some fruits like banana, blueberry, strawberry, and melon—whatever your favorites—and a few ice cubes. Mix on high for 30 seconds.

You can also add other ingredients to the drink like protein powder, sea kelp, vitamin C, L-Glutamine, a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, etc. And if you are not gluten intolerant you can add bran, wheat germ, or wheat grass. Or sweeten it with honey or sugar. Lecithin granules along with banana give the shake a pleasant, full texture like a milk shake, even if you don’t use milk.


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Category: 5: Virus

Recommended Supplement: L-Lysine

TIME Magazine’s year end issue tells us to expect a “fiercer-than-usual” flu season this year for several reasons.


First, because the season has started earlier than usual, which is “one indicator of an aggressive virus.”

Second, because Australia’s flu season, which typically predicts that of the U.S., has experienced 2.5 times as many cases this year as usual.

Third, because “experts report that the flu vaccine, designed to inoculate hundreds of millions, may not be as effective this season as they had hoped.”

Fourth, and perhaps the most chilling, is that the decades old process of growing flu vaccines in millions of chicken eggs, may actually be contributing to lower effectiveness. 

There are other problematic issues, like the medical industry’s attempt to produce a new vaccine for different strains of the flu based on the best guess of the World Health organization as to which strain we can expect each year. They must do this months before the flu season actually starts in order to gear up. This process ensures that they often get it wrong.

Manufacturers depend on this “guess” to guide them in producing vaccines. Sometimes they get it right, but often they don’t and a completely different strain will circulate for which the produced vaccine doesn’t work.

Another problem is that the virus can mutate so quickly that even if they get the vaccine right, by the time it is administered to the population, it doesn’t work on the newly mutated virus. (Time Magazine, 12-28-17/1-1-18, pp 7-8)

The biggest problem with the current approach to stopping the flu is that they are constantly trying to react to treat each strain differently, when the body sees all virus as the same.

L-Lysine taken regularly during flu season can prevent your catching it. If you do contract any flu strain, L-Lysine can stop it within six to eight hours. 

In order to keep you sick the flu virus has to breed, because each generation doesn’t live long enough to sustain the process that makes you sick. By breeding and replicating themselves, when one generation of the virus dies another is being born within your tissue.

Therefore the focus has to be on stopping the virus from replicating a new generation of itself. If you can do that, stop the next generation from invading your tissue, you can stop the flu in a few hours.

L-Lysine actually disrupts the virus’s DNA replication cycle, thereby stopping the next generation of any flu strain from being born, and ending the cycle.

What’s vital to this process is that you continue the doses even after you are feeling well again. If you don’t the virus will reproduce another generation and you will get sick again.

For more detailed information please read the whole story of preventing and eliminating the flu in Blog 24: The Flu. https://lynncapehartwellness.com/2011/11/22/blog-24-the-flu/



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CATEGORY: 1: Simple Malnutrition


Summertime is here, and feet are back on display, but they are not usually the prettiest parts of the human form.

beach ocean and two cocktails

One thing that keeps feet out of the “pretty” category is fungal infections of the toenail and the nail bed. These infections result in misshapen nails that can be up to ten times as thick, are hard and brittle, darkly discolored, smelly, and painful. In really bad cases the nail may separate from the bed.


Note: I hate to be the one to tell you this, but did you ever wonder why fungal nails thicken and become hard, brittle, and smelly? That is caused by the poop from the invading fungal microbes, and then their tiny dead bodies as they die off. The organic debris builds up over time and raises the nail away from the bed. That in turn causes pain as the nail is pushed into the surrounding skin.


These symptoms can lead to painful ingrown toenails and people averting their eyes, necessitating a trip to the podiatrist. These microbes can show up in fingernails too, but this blog focuses on toenail fungus. The treatment works as well on fingernails; just use disposable gloves instead of socks to cover the nails.

There is a natural way to control toenail fungus that requires only minimal upkeep and has no side effects. This treatment works faster if you attack the problem both internally and topically with probiotic Acidophilus. You will also need vitamin E oil, or a substitute like baby oil, along with a good metal nail file, and a pair of old socks. Try to get E oil, because it seems to help with softness and pliability over other oils.


Acidophilus is the best probiotic for controlling fungal infections. There’s a little bit of work to the process, but the payoff is big, as it will keep your toenails looking normal without threatening your health.

The common medications available for fighting fungal infections under nails carry with them side effects such as, nausea, stomach pain and cramping, diarrhea, itching rash and hives, and damage to taste buds. There is also a larger danger of harming your liver after protracted use.

Internal Use

For one week only, take one Acidophilus capsule each morning with a cup of water. Take it fifteen minutes before you eat anything. After the week is up, stop taking it internally, and use it only topically as described in the next section.


Supplement Breakfast Brand Strength

(daily for 1 week only)

1 capsule with a cup of water first thing Solaray, with goats milk (can be purchased at vitaminlife.com)  

3 billion count


Mixing Acidophilus For Topical Use

At the same time you begin taking Acidophilus internally do the following:

Always wash your feet and dry thoroughly before you begin.

With a spoon, mix the contents of two Acidophilus capsules with several drops of Vitamin E oil. (You can use another oil like baby oil if you can’t get Vitamin E, but E works best.) You will have to eyeball it until you get used to doing it.

Ideally, you want the mixture to be the consistency of a light paste—runny enough to flow off a spoon onto your toenails, but not so runny that it won’t stay put on the nails. Make sure the mixture completely covers the entire nail surface to the edges and under the top of the nail as well.

You will have to sacrifice one or two pairs of socks to this process. Cut them off below the ankle. After putting a dab of the mixture on each nail and spreading it around, roll the socks back so that you can get your toes in first, then slowly unroll them up your foot. This way will prevent your losing too much of the mixture to the inside of the sock as you pull it on.

You will still need regular maintenance treatments to change the color back and return your toenails to fully normal. To that end, continue using the mixture topically twice a week for three months. After that, once a week should be enough maintenance to keep the fungus away. If it returns, start the treatment over with a week of internal and topical use.


Supplements Before Bed Brand Strength

(daily for 1 week; then twice weekly for 3 months, before reducing to once a week as maintenance)

2 capsules (mix with Vitamin E or other oil and then apply directly to toenails) Solaray with goat’s milk (can be purchased at vitaminlife.com) 3 billion count
Vitamin E Oil mix with Acidophilus Puritan’s Pride #810 NA
Keep both Acidophilus and Vitamin E oil refrigerated. Note: Puritan’s Pride Vitamin E oil is so pure it can be taken internally.


A Recap of The Steps For Topical Use

Always wash your feet and dry thoroughly each time before you apply the mixture.

First Week:

a. Use the Acidophilus mixture daily for first week, while you are also taking a daily capsule internally. But don’t try to file, cut, or trim your toenails this first week. Leave them alone except for this first step: Wash your feet, apply mixture, put on socks, done.

b. Apply Acidophilus mixture to entire nail surface all the way to the edges and under the toenail at the top. It will run onto the skin around the nail, but don’t worry about that.

c. Leave mixture on for one hour minimum; ideally, apply mixture before retiring and leave it on all night while you sleep.

Second Week And Continuing

This is when you start the twice weekly level that you will continue for three months, before reducing to once a week as maintenance.

a. After washing your feet and drying thoroughly, clean under toenails as best you can.

b. Shave toenail surface with a metal file until it is as thin as a normal toenail, or as close as you can get it. You will not have to do this every time you use the mixture, just this first time to start and as needed thereafter.

c. After shaving the surface, cut and trim the nail, and file the leading edge evenly.

d. Apply Acidophilus mixture to entire nail surface all the way to the edges and under the toenail at the top. It will run onto the skin around the nail, but don’t worry about that.

e. Leave mixture on for one hour minimum; ideally, apply mixture before retiring and leave it on all night while you sleep.


After the first week of use, the Acidophilus will have partially worked its magic. Your toes will be softer, more pliable, and easier to trim. But don’t start cutting yet.

First, use the “sharp” side of a metal nail file to shave down the surface of each affected toenail. You want it to be as thin as an unaffected toenail when you are finished. Clean the file often while you work.

If you use the Acidophilus mixture regularly twice weekly for three months, and then once a week, the fungus and its effects will stay gone. If you don’t use the mixture regularly, surface shaving can still help prevent ingrown toenails and some of the effects of the fungus. Also, shaving will decrease pain and tenderness, because by reducing the nail you are relieving the pressure on the skin bordering it.


Some spots on the foot—the outer edge of the big toe, the ball of the foot, and the heel—can get rough and scratchy. Using an emery board on these spots can quickly smooth them out. Also make sure to use a good hydrating lotion on these same areas to keep them soft and smooth.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog. 



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I have always said that Lecithin can prevent and control almost half of the diseases that plague us. Here is a comment from someone who personally discovered its value.

Dear Lynn,

Forgive me for disturbing you again. I’m just writing to thank you deeply for literally saving my life. Ever since starting the lecithin my chest pain has slowly but surely completely disappeared. My blood pressure dropped 15 points in two and a half months I feel my mind and my body feel clearer than they have been in a very long time. There are no words to explain or convey my gratitude to you. I hope everyone reads this and understands that, yes they can live a long healthy life! I have put my parents and husband on a lecithin regime and I am diligent that they follow it every single day!

I also purchased your book and of course, the first thing I did was flip to chapter nine. I plan on following the lecithin protocol there seeing that it’s much more detailed. I am assuming that’s the correct thing to do?

I just have one more thought to add. I realized that the non gmo soy lecithin has a decent amount of omega 6, my understanding is there has to be some balance between the threes and the sixes so I have taken up to adding a tablespoon of flax and a tablespoon of chia seeds to my daily diet along with a fish oil capsule to balance everything. These seeds are void of saturated fats but pretty high in polysaturated fats, I’m assuming that this shouldn’t be a problem bc of the lecithin emulsifying action. Is my thought process correct?

Thank you again a million and a million times over for being an angel of health on this planet.

Peace and joy,
Maria Nikopoulos



CATEGORY: 1: Simple Malnutrition


Worry comes in all sizes, shapes, and forms. No matter the subject, there is someone somewhere anxious about it right now.

A lot of performers experience performance anxiety, what used to be called stage fright. It can also happen to doctors, teachers, lawyers, homemakers, office professionals, chefs, and others who never step onto a stage. Simple staff meetings can turn into the stuff of palm sweat.


It typically starts with a feeling of panic overlaid with dread. Usually, way out of proportion to the actual danger. Then suddenly your heart is pounding out of your chest. Your breathing may become shallow, because your chest muscles are so tight you cannot take a deep breath.

Maybe you can’t concentrate, can’t remember what you’re supposed to say. Your hands may shake, and your knees too. Sometimes your voice is thin and trembling. Sometimes you cannot speak at all, because your voice box is temporarily paralyzed.

You may be nauseated and may throw up before an event. Or you may not be able to eat for days prior to it. Perhaps you don’t sleep well for days at a time, because anxiety is the number one cause of insomnia. Your vision may be reduced to a tunnel, while tiny spots appear before your eyes. And you are profoundly afraid.


Perhaps your anxiety is not associated with a special event. You may experience a continuous low-grade anxiety not severe enough for you to seek help. It can be mild to moderate, and you try to ignore it and soldier on, but it seems to never go away.

It is the constant knot in your stomach or clench in your chest, partnered with an overall feeling of apprehension and unease. You might be a bit jumpy and startle easily. You feel tense whether you go out or stay at home. It is subtle but relentless.


If any of this is familiar, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 40 million adults between the ages of 18-54 suffer from anxiety. And this number only represents people who seek help. Many others suffer in silence.

When you worry you create free radicals that can lead to inflammatory disorders such as cancer and faster aging. It doesn’t matter how precious something is to you, worrying doesn’t help any situation, and it lends you harm.

Unfortunately, there are few professions that don’t require public speaking in some manner, if you want to move up the ranks and be successful.

There are two things you can try in order to curb anxiety: Sea Kelp and a thought control exercise. The exercise probably won’t be effective unless you are using Sea Kelp, but together the combo can be very effective in tamping down anxiety.

Remember, you may not be able to control the stress in your life, but you can control your response to it.


Plain dried kelp from the sea in tablet form is a natural source of iodine and has incredible calming and sleep-aid powers. For that reason, it also helps to still restless legs and quell childhood hyperactivity.

(Childhood hyperactivity is covered briefly below in this blog. Restless legs will be discussed in another blog, but you can use the anxiety dosages in the Quick Glance Chart below to get relief.)

Don’t be fooled by fancy marketing into buying expensive, exotic kelp mixtures. They don’t work any better than the plain stuff. And if not made authentically from sea kelp, may not work nearly as well, if at all.

Puritan’s Pride sells Sea Kelp for what it’s worth: $6.99 for 500-750 tablets, through its buy one bottle, and get one or two free sales. You won’t run out for a long time.


Recommending Kelp dosages is difficult because of the varying, individualized nature of anxiety in each person. The Quick Glance Chart below shows an average dosage schedule, but it may not be right for everyone. You will have to experiment. 

HIGH ANXIETY Quick Glance Chart For Adults
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Bedtime Brand Strength
Sea Kelp ½ tablet ½ tablet ¼ tablet (optional) Puritans Pride #623 150 mcg
You may be fine on a certain dosage for several days but suddenly start feeling over-relaxed or a bit manic. That’s the time to adjust your dosage. Be especially alert for feeling too relaxed, and respond by lowering your dosage or eliminating one dose. If you start feeling manic increase your dose. The doses start low, because Sea Kelp is a very effective substance.
  • The ½ tablet at breakfast is designed to help slow you down at the start of your day, so you can face things with a quality of calm confidence instead of fretful panic.

(I prefer only ¼ tablet in the morning, because I need to be revved up early on, as I am not a morning person. I take a second ¼ tablet at dinner, and ½ tablet at bedtime. I have a hyperactive lawyer friend who takes two whole tablets with breakfast, none at dinner, and a whole tablet at bedtime.) Everyone is different. You will have to experiment.

  • The ½ tablet at dinner is designed to relax your stomach so you can be comforted by a good meal. You won’t have to face choking down food you can’t taste, because stress has stolen your appetite. Sea Kelp will help you have a truly enjoyable meal despite a stress filled day. It is recommended that you take Sea Kelp 20-30 minutes before you eat.
  • The optional ¼ tablet taken 30 minutes before bedtime is meant to help you get to sleep and stay asleep. When you get the dosage right falling asleep is easy. You get comfortable, drift off, and don’t want to move, because it feels like your muscles are melting. Glorious.

Note: You may not need the ¼ tablet at bedtime, if you are relaxed enough from the prior two doses to fall asleep. Or you may need more. If you don’t need this dose to fall asleep, don’t take it.

There is no drug hangover the morning after using Sea Kelp. A couple of minutes after you wake up you are fully alert.

The schedule posted above may be too much during times when you are naturally relaxed, such as on vacation. But these same doses may not be enough if you are going through a high stress process such as moving, exams, or a breakup. You will have to experiment.


You don’t have to take regular daily doses of Sea Kelp if you don’t need to. You can use it just when you are facing a stressful situation, like the Monday morning staff meeting when it’s your turn to make the presentation.

At those times you can start the above regimen a few days before the event, increasing the dose on the day of. Or, you can take ½ tablet at bedtime the night before and a ½ tablet or more at breakfast the day of.

Use the chart as a base line and experiment. Find what works best for you.


Sea Kelp is safe for everyone, except people with slow metabolisms. It can even help a hyperactive child who would otherwise be prescribed the drug Ritalin.

Children are calmer after only a few days using Sea Kelp. They remain engaged and interested and are better able to listen to instructions, comprehend what is expected of them, and control their behavior while they follow through. This new-found control makes them feel better about themselves.

Hyperactive children move so fast that they miss a lot and make mistakes. The same way you might miss a highway exit if you were speeding. Sea Kelp puts on the brakes and slows them down so they can catch life’s exits.

This treatment is not for children who are simply precocious and enthusiastically engaged. What might be called “a handful.” It is for kids who are missing out because of their hyperactivity and lack of control.

HYPER ACTIVITY  Quick Glance Chart For Children
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
Sea Kelp ¼ tablet ¼ tablet Puritans Pride #623 150 mcg
As suggested throughout this blog, you may have to experiment to see what dosage is best for your child. A quarter tablet twice daily is a good start and works fine for many children. Some will need less and some more. It washes quickly out of the system. If the child you are trying to calm down is under the age of seven, start with only one dose, either breakfast or dinner. Move up from there if you need to.


Whenever you are stressed, it’s the amygdala’s fault. It is your early warning system to threats, whether real or not. It controls the way you react to threatening stimuli whether remembered, newly learned, or only imagined.

In the beginning when humans first started evolving, fear was the one emotion necessary to give the species the best chance of survival. That’s why fear was our first emotion. The fear reaction is located in the amygdala, a brain structure responsible for the generation of other emotions, but especially fear.

The amygdala is referred to as the reptilian, or snake, brain and was the original brain to evolve in humans. It is located in the limbic system, the center of our emotions, learning, and memory. The amygdala is darkly moody, suspicious, untrusting, and always on guard.

The amygdala also has a lot of power. For instance, it has the authority to send a message directly to the limbs without prior consultation with the cerebral cortex, the “you” area responsible for decision making. That means the amygdala can make you act without thinking.

Each time the amygdala does this it also sends a simultaneous message to you, telling you what it has just done. If you act quickly you can countermand the amygdala’s order. Otherwise, the ordered limb will follow through with no input from you. It will appear to be acting on its own. In truth, it will be acting under the direction of the amygdala.

If you think about it, isn’t it better to jump back from a shadow that makes the amygdala suspicious but turns out to be only a chimney, than to not jump back and get hit by falling bricks? The order to jump back comes from the amygdala.

Another example: I was lying in bed reading, and in my peripheral vision I saw something crawling on the wall. Before I had a chance to turn my head and investigate, my left hand had turned the magazine into a weapon and swatted it.

At the last second I saw it was a spider and shouted no, just as the magazine hit the wall. I was too late to countermand the amygdala’s kill order to my left arm.

As it happens, I like spiders and never kill them. But my amygdala spotted a potential danger realized millions of years ago and went straight into run for your life mode. Before I could explain that it was just a spider.

Admittedly, despite the grief it brings fear is necessary, because it leads to avoidance of danger and promotes safety. It couldn’t be any other way, as without the amygdala and a powerful fear response, humanity would not have been around long enough to evolve.

There was a study done where the amygdala was removed from a group of test rats. After the surgery the rats lost all fear of everything, even cats. They became easy prey without the amygdala to warn them of danger.


Many of your body’s alarm circuits have pathways that assemble inside the amygdala in order to quickly provide it with direct information about threats.

When your amygdala suspects danger to you, it can suck your mind into a fear loop that leads to intense anxiety:

It starts by sending you a warning to beware of something, say, to remind you that you are deathly afraid of speaking to an audience, when you have just agreed to give a Rotary Club speech.

When you receive amygdala’s warning, you are alerted and proceed to get anxious. You begin to consciously consider the warning and remember other disasters in your public speaking career.

This conscious consideration results in you resending the same message back to the amygdala—that it’s true, you are afraid of speaking in public—and unwittingly setting up a loop.

The confirmation from you to the amygdala that it is correct in its assessment, sends it into overdrive.

The amygdala then propels an even stronger warning to you, and you again respond in kind. Voila, the loop is firmly established, and you begin truly stressing about the event.

This damaging internal dialogue can continue back and forth until you work yourself into a panic attack. Powered by inertia, the loop can continue until interrupted by an outside force.


This exercise appears simplistic, but used along with Sea Kelp it can help to alleviate anxiety. It also helps to improve your overall outlook on an event, on a day, or on life.

At the beginning of the anxiety loop process you have a choice: agree with amygdala, start stressing, and stay in the loop until you are paralyzed with fear and worry.

Or, don’t accept the amygdala’s interpretation. Instead, create a new, sunnier message to send back to it. Assuage the amygdala by telling it that its reading of the situation is wrong. That in fact everything is fine. To relax, because you got this. If necessary, lie to yourself, or I should say to your amygdala.

In short, stop agreeing with the amygdala when it sends you fear messages regarding something your mind tells you is not threatening, like public speaking. It matters what thoughts you let rattle around inside your head. When you catch yourself thinking negatively and fearfully, stop. Simply think something cheerful instead.

Use calming return messages such as: Relax, there’s nothing to worry about; Relax, everything will be fine; Relax, you’re doing a great job; Relax, you can do this, etc.

If you do this each time you get anxious, just lie to yourself and tell yourself you’re ok, you will be amazed at how it can pull you back from the brink of unnecessary anxiety.

Remember that this exercise is done in conjunction with taking Sea Kelp. Alone, it will not have much chance against the force of a strong biological reaction to stress.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next post: Blog 49: Ugly Toenails, where I show you how to make them beautiful again.



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