In the first half, Dr. Daryl Gioffre a board-certified chiropractor, educator, and health coach discussed how certain foods cause acid in the body such as sugar, grains, dairy, and excess animal proteins. The acidic condition leads to inflammation, which he believes is the culprit behind many of our current ailments, from weight gain to chronic disease. The idea behind avoiding such foods is not to make your body more alkaline but to prevent your body from having to do the regulating on its own, which can overtax it, he explained. Small amounts of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) can help neutralize acids and toxins in your body, though he generally recommends taking a mineral blend rather than as individual supplements.
He spoke about his 7-Day Cleanse program which involves deep breathing, hydration (3-4 liters of alkaline water), green juices, minerals, dry skin brushing, a daily detox, and exercises that oxygenate the body. Wheatgrass juice is one of the most potent substances on the planet, he suggested, and it's also important to consume healthy fats like avocados and coconut oil. Peanuts and peanut butter should be avoided because they're loaded with fungus-- try replacing them with almonds and almond butter, Gioffre recommended.
For the past 15 years, Michael Mayes, who blogs at the Texas Cryptid Hunter, has been investigating sightings of both out-of-place known animals and those that may, or may not, exist. Generations of Americans have reported encounters with large, black, long-tailed cats, and despite the reluctance of wildlife officials to accept the reality of these cryptid cats, anomalous tracks continue to appear, and pets and farm animals continue to disappear, he reported. He has looked at over 300 accounts particularly in his area in East Texas and into the South and found most to be credible. Differing from mountain lions, panthers are black in color. Some cats have a condition called "melanism" which causes their dark appearance, and jaguars (which generally have spots) could account for some of the sightings, he noted.
He detailed a case from December 2013, when an Ellis County, TX woman was checking on her horses on a freezing night. She heard a thunderous growling and then saw a huge black cat charging out of the brush at her. Luckily, she was separated by a trough that seemed to stop the cat, which she described as looking like a mountain lion except for being black in appearance. If you do run into a large cat, you shouldn't turn your back on it, or try to run away as this will trigger a chasing response. He advised backing away and making yourself appear larger such as by bringing your arms above your head, as well as screaming and yelling. Mayes also talked about his research into Bigfoot and North American apes.
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