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A Healthier You With Abigail & Lacie Hester #2 – Fuel

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Lacie & I both appreciate your taking time to read A Healthier You. We recommend that you follow this blog in order to receive updates about the latest post. In our last edition of A Healthier You we discussed the topic of Motivation. We even gave you an assignment. If you participate with these post you will help us in making these lessons more interactive. We really do appreciate your questions and comments.

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In this edition of A Healthier You we will be discussing the topic of Fuel. Just like with an automobile our bodies require the right kind of fuel in order to perform optimally. The sad fact is that most of us care more about the fuel that we put into our car than the fuel we put into our bodies.  As we consider the topic of fuel for our bodies that includes food, supplements, oxygen and water.  For the remainder of this post we are going to cover these topics.

At A Seed Planted Mobile Herbs Shop we promote a diet consisting primarily of fruits, vegetable, nuts and seeds.  We promote what is call the Mucusless Diet.  Dr. John R Christopher states:

“We should not put mucus into the body faster than it can be taken and eliminated.  With this preventative diet, not only are the sinuses, the bronchi, and the lungs cleared, but also the constipating mucus (catarrh) in the tissues of the body from the head to the bottom of the feet.”

We recommend that you eliminate the following harmful and mucus forming foods from your diet.

  • Salt – This may sound difficult however it is very important to eliminate table salt from your diet.  Try using Celtic Sea Salt or powdered Kelp.
  • Eggs – No eggs should be eaten in any form.
  • Sugar and All Sugar Products – Try instead using Honey, Stevia, Agave Nectar, Sorghum Molasses, Blackstrap Molasses.
  • Meat – Eliminate all red meat from your diet.  A little white fish once a week, or a bit of young chicken that has not been fed commercial food or inoculated with formaldehyde and other anti-spoilage serums, would be all right (as these are the higher forms of edible flesh), but do not use them too often.
  • Milk – Eliminate all mucus forming dairy products including butter, cheese, cottage cheese, milk, yogurt, etc.  These substances are very high in cholesterol.  
  • Flour and Flour Products – When flour is heated and baked at high temperatures, it changes to a mucus-forming substance.  This is no longer a food, which means it has no life remaining therein.  All wholesome food is organic, where unwholesome food or dead food is inorganic.  This is the key to the whole Mucusless Diet program.

Water is actually the number 1 health food.  We should drink half of our body weight in ounces of water everyday.  This helps our body to remain hydrated and clean.  Get yourself into the habit of drinking water whenever it is available.  We have all heard about the dangers of tap water.  These are very real dangers.  Trying to be realistic at A Seed Planted Mobile Herb Shop we recommend when choosing water that you keep the following in mind.

Distilled Water Is The Best!


Spring Water 

and lastly…

Tap Water

For convenience sake A Seed Planted Mobile Herb Shop offers…



Waterstix is natural spring water in four ounce containers that fit in a pocket or purse.

• Women love the fact they fit in a small purse.
• Men fit them comfortably in pants, suit coat and sport coat pockets.
Waterstix fits in a briefcase crowded with papers, files, cell phones and blackberries.
Waterstix goes in your sweat pants pocket to the gym or out for a jog.
• They go in a crowded car console leaving room for another beverage in the cup holder.
• Carry them with you to swallow pills or supplements when the time is right.
• You can take Waterstix whenever you are away from your car – the kid’s soccer games, walking through the mall or the park, or waiting in line at the grocery store, the post office or the bank.

In addition to food and water we need oxygen to survive. Deep breathing exercises deliver more of this essential fuel to the trillions of cells in our body.  We will cover these exercises in future  post.

When we discuss the topic of fuel for our bodies it is important to cover nutritional supplements.  There are some who teach that we can get all of the nutrition that we need simply from the foods that we eat.  I believe that this may have been true many, many years ago however I am sure that you have read the numerous news articles relating to our nations poor soil quality.  Well if there are no nutrients in the soil then their are no nutrients in our food.  At A Seed Planted Mobile Herb Shop we promote taking high quality nutritional supplements.  For a listing of the products that we offer click on the following link.

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Thanks for taking your time to read this post.  In our next post we will be discussing the importance of exercise.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to post the below.

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A Healthier You With Abigail & Lacie Hester #1 – Motivation

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Lacie and I both are glad to have you reading the post here at A Seed Planted Mobile Herb Shop. We are a small family business located in Chesterfield, Virginia. It is our goal to help you become A Healthier You! The topic of today’s newsletter is Motivation.

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The key to successful motivation understands the why. Why is it that you want to commit your time and efforts to creating a healthier you? Is it because you want to look better? Is it because you want to be alive long enough to see your child graduate? When I was training to be a Certified Nutritional Consultant my instructor said: “Good health starts when you have identified why you want to live longer, why you want to feel better and why you want to look better.”

Everybody has different reason for achieving their health goals. These reasons may even change over time. This is okay.

In the comment section below please post your reasons for achieving your health goals.

Knowing exactly where you want to be and identifying the steps to get there is the key to a healthier you.

It is the goal of A Seed Planted Mobile Herb Shop to assist you in creating a plan to help you achieve your health goals.

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EnergyFix® is specifically designed to provide nutrients that your brain can use to make more neurotransmitters. Nuerotransmitters are not drugs. They are natural substances made by neurons in your brain from certain nutrients in your diet. These nutrients, which many of us are lacking, are required throughout the day for alertness, energy, ‘get up and go‘, making quick decisions and effortless memory. The amount of activity that you can perform has a lot to do with the supply of neurotransmitters available to your brain. Taking EnergyFix® 2-3 times a day will help your brain naturally make these great neurotransmitters.


Everything that you do begins in your brain – every thought, every memory, and every will to move a muscle. Everything that goes on in your body happens because of the release of neurotransmitters. EnergyFix® is specifically designed to provide nutrients that your brain can use to make more neurotransmitters. The results are pretty remarkable.

Mental fitness formulations were created in the early 70’s. Noradrenaline, the brain’s version of adrenaline, is required for alertness, activity and ‘get up and go’. When you have ample amounts of noradrenaline you can make quick decisions and have effortless memory. There is a related neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine is important in the reward system of pleasure. It is also essential for memory.

Neurotransmitters are not drugs; they’re natural substances made by neurons in your brain from nutrients in your diet. The neurotransmitters transmit nerve signals across the synapse from one nerve to another.

The amount of activity that you can perform has a lot to do with the supply of the neurotransmitters that are available to your brain. That supply, in turn, depends on the availability of raw materials the brain receives from your diet or from supplements.


Phenylalanine is a precursor of the neurotransmitter noradrenaline and is available in the typical diet. Most of it, however, may be squandered through competition with other amino acids for transport across the blood-brain barrier or used for other purposes such as building proteins or for gluconeogenesis (making glucose from amino acids). The problem we face is not just the availability of precursors. Co-factors are also an issue. If you go into a health food store, you’ll be able to find phenylalanine capsules easily. Sometimes you take them and something happens; you get more energized. Many times nothing at all happens. Part of that is because other nutrients such as vitamin B6 and vitamin C, folic acid and copper are needed in order to convert phenylalanine into noradrenaline and dopamine. These are essential nutrients that are required as co-factors to enzymes that are involved in the process of conversion. These materials – the copper and the vitamin B6 – are also required to convert phenylalanine into beta phenylethylamine, which is a neuromodulator in your brain that modulates the effects of noradrenaline and dopamine and probably some other neurotransmitters as well.


The specific pathways along which these nutrients operate has been studied and this information is used in the design of EnergyFix. Once it was discovered that noradrenaline and dopamine were being depleted by excessively hard work, the obvious question was how does the brain make them? It is important to know what nutrients, enzymes and co-factors are required. Most of this has been known since the mid-1960’s. The metabolic pathway charts, which show each step in the process of going from phenylalanine to noradrenaline, are widely and readily available.

Experiments have shown how much noradrenaline can be produced. One experiment involved army personnel who had to fly halfway around the world and then engage in simulated combat. They used a related amino acid, tyrosine, as a supplement. They found that tyrosine could help fight the fatigue and brain fade that occur. Another study involved the breakdown products of noradrenaline and other neurotransmitters that are found in the urine after various kinds of activities. It is known that more of the breakdown products of noradrenaline appear after mentally fatiguing activities, such as working long hours.

In an experiment performed on office workers in Japan who were given difficult mental tasks to perform it was discovered that if the difficult mental tasks went on for only a couple of hours a supplement didn’t make a drastic difference. However, in an all-day task of eight hours or more supplements made a real difference – particularly as the day wore on – in terms of the person’s alertness and ability to perform.


Do not take EnergyFix® with proteins. Wait at least one hour after consuming protein and then do not consume proteins for an hour after taking EnergyFix. When your stomach disassembles protein certain amino acids can interfere with the transport of phenylalanine across your stomach into your blood stream and particularly across your blood-brain barrier into the brain.
There are protease enzymes in your saliva that start the digestive process as soon as you start chewing. When protein reaches your stomach it starts to be taken apart by protease enzymes. Our bodies are very efficient at breaking down food into usable nutrients.

EnergyFix® Capsules are designed to do the same thing as the EnergyFix drink but without the low glycemic fructose. You’ll get better results if you take carbohydrates with EnergyFix® and EnergyFix® Capsules . We recommend a piece of fruit with your drink (or capsules) both at 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM. This is a good way to get your two pieces of fruit for the day along with the necessary fiber.


One fascinating statistic is that 80% of the population does not get the FDA’s recommended daily allowance of one or more of the essential nutrients you need to make the most important neurotransmitters, dopamine and noradrenaline. So it is understandable that the number one complaint doctors get from their patients is that they feel chronically tired or fatigued. Now we hasten to warn against the assumption that if you are chronically weary then all you need is one of our supplements containing phenylalanine and co-factors. You may have a medical condition, which needs to be treated by a doctor. If you feel chronically tired, go to a doctor; have him or her do lab work for you. If everything checks out then EnergyFix® may be your best solution for feeling better.

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