The pH Miracle

In self help on 30/12/2009 at 10:09

I have decided to put together a blog that will enable me and my friends (you that reading this now!), to firstly attempt understanding how The pH Miracle supposed to work (i.e. its biological based claims), and later discuss how we can incorporate this (for the convinced of you) into our lives. Then, I will record my feelings, happiness, mental state (ability to concentrate), vision and the clarity of my mind. I will concentrate on those as those are the areas of which I am seeking change, and for the at most!
So, I am basically going to begin by copycat many sentences (sometimes word to word, sometimes my own wording or a mixture:) from Dr. Robert Young Latest British Edition book (April, 2009).

Chapter 1: The theory from the beginning

Matter can take on different forms and functions (Antonie Bechamp, 1816-1908), this is also known as the doctrine of: pleomorphism.
French chemist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895): specific, unchanging types of bacteria causing specific diseases. I can think of the Swine Flu being the H1D1 virus, isn’t that a support to that idea?
Brigham Young: “matter cannot be created nor can it be destroyed.” matter is eternal and can only take on different forms and functions.
Dr. Neil Solomon (an advocate of the diet).
“Life and death are in the Blood and from dust you are and to dust you will return.”
what to expect from the dietary change (p. 7):

  • Energy increase
  • Mental clarity and power of concentration
  • Build strength and stamina
  • Increase in muscle mass;
  • And bright eyes

As said above, the full list is on page 7, but, those are the ones that I found most interesting to me, as also stated above, it is those areas where I felt in the past few years a descent and therefore seeking to regain it.
Consequences of an overly acidic body:
Includes bacteria, yeast (Candida), fungus and mold.
The relationship between acid and base is scientifically quantified on a scale of 1 to 14 known as “pH”. On that scale, 7 is neutral. Below 7 is acid and above it basic, or alkaline. pH reflects the concentration of hydrogen ions (positively charged molecules) in any given solution. it takes about twenty times as much base to neutralise any given amount of acid.
our blood is ideally maintained at 7.365 pH – very mildly basic.
Minerals suited to neutralising, or detoxifying, strong acids, including sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. If there are insufficient amounts in the diet or in the reserves, they are recruited elsewhere, and may be leached from the bone ( with calcium) or muscle (with magnesium).
Low oxygen levels come with acidity. Classical biology, based on the work of Louis Pasteur in the later 1800s, relies on the idea that disease comes from germs that invade the body from the outside. But in studying the dazzling but shamefully overlooked work of Pasteur’s contemporary Antoine Bechamp and his followers, including Gunther Enderlein, Claude Bernard, Virginia Livingston-Wheeler, and Gaston Naessens, I’ve (Young) learnt that, in an acid environment, bacteria and other microforms can come from our own cells.
Pasteur’s “germs of the air” may contribute to illness, but they are not, contrary to the popular belief, necessary for illness to occur.
Microforms can change their form and function. Bacteria can change into yeast, yeast into fungus, and fungus into mold. With this work being overshadowed by Pasteur’s, we have for more then a hundred years lost the critical knowledge that disease is a condition of our own inner environment, not something caused by attack from foreign entities.
This reveals that there is something living independently in cells and body fluids that is capable of evolution into more complex forms. These elements are known as microzymas (“micro,” meaning small, and “zyma,” meaning being), and all living things contain them. Degeneration and regeneration both originate the mycrozymas.
one chemical example of pleomorphism: the transition of plain water to steam – or snowflake. The chemical structure doesn’t change-it is still just H2O-but the forms does, depending on the environment.
anaerobic = without oxygen
Pasteur was confusing disease with its symptoms. In reality, disease is a general, underlying condition, not the symptoms we diagnose. If germs are involved, they are themselves just symptoms of that underlying condition. Remember that germs come from within cells, and that germs invading from outside the body can only contribute to a state of imbalance and stimulate secondary symptoms. What most people call disease is really just a collection of these secondary symptoms. Germs are really just the expression of the underlying disease condition = (over-acidity and microform overgrowth).
No matter what the symptoms bothering you, the immediate causes are always the same: acidity and microform overgrowth.
Microforms-yeast, fungus, and mold-also rapidly deplete your supplies of the B-complex vitamins, iron, and other minerals.
With all this, you wont be surprised to learn that microforms are the major players in chronic fatigue syndrome, which may involve yeast and fungus damage to nerve tissue and interference with nerve transmission thanks to ta breakdown of neurotransmitters, In addition, acidic mycotoxin can strip away the myelin sheath that coats and protects nerves and enables transmission of impulses.
One mycotoxin, known as the acetaldehyde, which is created from the fermentation of sugar, can reduce strength and stamina, cause excessive fatigue, cloud thinking, and block ambition. one way that happens is that it reduces the absorption of protein and minerals, decreasing the ability to produce crucial enzymes and hormones. another way is that it destroys essential enzymes reducing cell energy. Acetaldehyde directly destroys neurotransmitters. fourthly, its binds to the walls of red blood cells, like molecular glue, making them less flexible and therefore less able to get into and through the capillaries of the circulatory system. That leads to starvation and oxygen deprivation in the tissues. (this probably explain my previous to the diet, cold hands and feets’!).

Probiotics excrete a variety of beneficial substances, including the natural antiseptics lactic acids and acidophilin, which also aid in digestion. they also make vitamins-probiotics can produce almost all the B vitamins, including, niacin, biotin, B6, B12,and folic acid, as well as make one B vitamins into another. They can even make vitamin K, in some circumstances. With proper cultures in your small intestine, even salmonella contamination would not affect you.
The pH inside your small intestine should be basic (7.5-8.0), but within your stomach and colon, being slightly acidic is what you’re after.
mildly acidic environment is required to initiate peristalsis, the rhythmic muscular contractions of the intestinal wall that keep materials moving through.
microform grow by the nutrition that we should be getting (and make their poisonous waste out of them). without proper nutrition, the body can not heal, or regenerate its tissues as needed. if you can not digest and assimilate food, the tissues will eventually starve. that not only decimates your energy levels and makes you feel sick, but also accelerates the ageing process.

The villi grab food passing through, they transform it into red blood cells. these red blood cells circulate throughout the body and transform themselves into body cells of all types, including heart, liver, and brain cells. the pH of the small intestine must be alkaline in order for the food to be transformed into red blood cells. So the quality of the food we eat determine the quality of the red blood cells that determine the quality of our bones, muscles, organs, and so on. therefore, you are what you eat!
the good bacteria lactobacillus requires an alkaline environment in the small intestine. bifidiobacterium thrives in a mildly acidic environment in the colon.
A word about: Bifidiobacterium, as this bacteria will not survive the alkalinity of the small intestine, it is recommended to take it via an enema. further, you must take bifidiobacterium separate to lactobacillus as they cancel each other (unless the bifidiobacterium taken rectally). another option is prebiotics: special foods that only probiotics eat, and thus encouraging the growth of the friendly bacteria that is already in your system. a family of carbohydrates called the fructo-oligosaccharides -FOS– feed bifidiobacterium but also lactobacillus. they came as a supplement that can be on their own or as part of a formula. also straight from the source (asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, beetroots, onions, garlic, and chicory).
Ash residue
all food digested in our body metabolises, or burns, down to an ash residue: neutral, acidic or alkaline, depending mostly on the mineral content of the original food/form. for example, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium zinc, silver, copper, and iron for. basic ash; sulphur, phosphorus, chlorine, and iodine leave acidic ash. however, most elements leave an alkaline ash.
in general, most animal products: meat, eggs, dairy,-processed and refined foods, yeast products, fermented foods, grains, artificial sweeteners, fruit and sugar are acidifying. as well as alcohol, coffee, chocolate, black tea, and fizzy drinks. vegetables on the other hand are alkalising. although avocado, bell peppers and tomatoes are considered fruit, they too are alkalising. a few non-sweet citrus fruits also leave a basic ash: lemon, lime and grapefruit. sprouts, nuts and seeds are basic. grains mostly turn to acid, except: millet, buckwheat, and spelt which are only slightly acidic. also in general raw food is more alkalising, while cooked food is more acidifying.
Lemon, lime and grapefruit, although are chemically acid, their ash is alkaline. they are low in sugar too: between 3-5% at most. plus they are full of oxygen. remember, microforms do not live well in the presence of oxygen, so these fruits prevent their overgrowth. also helps to stop sugar cravings.
Caffeine produce a lot of acid and mucus! the only safe sweetener to use is Chicory.
to maintain a balanced pH in your blood and tissues you should eat 70-80 percent basic food residues. the more alkaline your diet the the quicker you will improve.
Chlorophyll give vegetables their green colour. I (Young) call it the blood of plants, as its molecular structure and chemical components are similar to that of human blood. blood’s haemoglobin is made up of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen organised around a single atom of iron. chlorophyll is the same with the exception of the central atom, which is magnesium rather then iron.
Benefits of Chlorophyll to the human body:

  • helps blood cells deliver oxygen throughout the body.
  • reduces the binding of carcinogens to DNA in the liver and other organs.
  • it also brakes down calcium stones! a thing that the body creates to neutralise and dispose excess of acid for elimination.

vegetables are the plentiful sources of the enzymes that are needed for just about every chemical activity in the human body. there are about thousands of them, and we need them all for our overall energy reserves. the faster we exhaust our supplies, the faster we die.
Phytonutrients, or phytochemicals are the components that give vegetables other colours then green. like orange in carrots, yellow in peppers etc. they help prevent cancer, they lower cholesterol, relive arthritis and osteoporosis, stop hormones from being turned into acids, and more. it is believed that this effects take place because of their strong free radicals  countering. however, Dr. Robert Young believe that this is down to their ability to bind to microforms and their toxins and either neutralise them or eliminate them (which are basically acids).
An excellent dark green and yellow vegetables we should eat loads of:

  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine
  • Beetroots
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels soriyts
  • Burdock
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Garlic (Garlic, onion and ginger are all anti-fungal and anti-parasitic.)
  • Green and yellow squash (courgette and summer squash)
  • Green beans
  • Green of all kinds (including spinach, mustard greens, collards, kale, lettuce, watercress, and Swiss chard)
  • Okra
  • Onions (Garlic, onion and ginger are all anti-fungal and anti-parasitic.)
  • Parsley
  • Parsnips
  • Peas (fresh)
  • Radishes
  • Red and yellow and green peppers
  • Salsify
  • Sea vegetables such as nori, wakame, and hijiki
  • Spring onions
  • Sprouted grains, beans and seeds
  • Swedes
  • Turnips
  • Water chestnuts
  • Winter squash

(please note that carrot, beetroots and winter squash are considered to be high in sugar for vegetables, therefore easy on them)
powdered concentrate greens includes: wheat grass, barley grass, and kamut grass. “what i said about the benefits of vegetables goes double for grasses.” (Young)
good grasses include: wheat grass, barley grass, oat grass, dog grass, kamut grass, lemongrass, and shave grass/horsetail.
I’m taking Barley Grass for the moment first thing in the morning, I drink it with fairly cold water and only use a little bit, and it tastes like a refreshing Green Tea, who is cold.
wheat and barley grass are particularly good source of chlorophyll, and it is the chlorophyll that gives grasses the power to regenerate our bodies at the molecular level. two examples:

  • Wheat grass contains more the 100 food elements, including every identified mineral and trace mineral and every B-complex vitamin that exists. its contain one of the highest pro-vitamin A of any food, and is rich in vitamins C, E and K. wheat grass juice is 25% protein (this is more then eggs, meat, dairy or beans). in addition it has high amounts of anti-fungal, antimycotoxic substance called laetrile.
  • Barley grass boasts four times as much thiamine (vitamin B1) as whole wheat flower, and 30 times as much as milk. it has more vitamin C then oranges (actually 7 times as much).

Grasses to avoid:
all algaes, mushrooms, and such (see page 87 what to avoid).
a word on Spirulina and Algae supplements:
they thrive in acid conditions, and really the are the scum you see growing on top of stagnant ponds and lakes. toxins in algae have shown to harm the liver and nervous system, and also to spour tumour growth in animals.
yes they contain B12 vitamins, which is not found in vegetables, however, the algae get their B12 vitamins from birds droppings and feathers. not a thing we want to get into our stomach! also our own intestinal bacteria can make B12. also broccoli give you the same benefits as algae.

Low-Carbohydrate Vegetables
Complex carbohydrate make a lot of acid when they brake down (simple carbohydrate even more so), and thus those should be kept at 20% of the diet. Legume and grains they same, hence, no more then 20% of what you eat per day. High-carbohydrate vegetables includes: potatoes, winter squash (acorn, butternut, pumpkin), yams and sweet potatoes can all be eaten, but in moderation. the role is that when you do eat them, make sure that they are fresh, not stored for long and you don’t store then for long either. remember that sugar ferments which means more fungal. also check for fungal spots (potatoes are most likely to have those) and remove them if you spot them. Red new potatoes are the best choice when it comes to potatoes as they are this year’s potatoes, i guess that means that they will be the freshest.
Legumes (beans and peas) are usually anti-fungal. if you do find a spoiled dried bean, you will usually see that the rest of the pack is fine. most legumes are starchy:

  • kidney beans
  • pinto beans
  • adzuki beans
  • black beans
  • string beans (navy or white)
  • chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • split peas
  • black-eye peas (cowpeas)
  • lima beans

two that are primarily protein: soybeans (especially edamame, the fresh, whole bean) and lentils.
other grains:
Buckwheat groats (is really a seed) and millet are high in protein and digest slowly, keeping blood sugar balanced. Spelt contain more protein, healthy fats and fibre than wheat. Spelt is also full of mucopolysaccharides-vital complex sugars that literally glue the body together, lubricate joints, and support immune function. Spelt is also high in B17, which is an anti-cancer vitamin.
when vegetables are not organic:
soak the vegetables in water that contain chlorite, C1O2 (or hydrogen peroxide – rinse well afterwards), add 60 drops to the gallon.
Soy is a source of protein and a wide variety of nutrients. Although claims about its being not so good for you recently, one only need to consider how much the Chinese eat of it and how much to the reproduce. here is a list of beneficial chemicals it contains:

  • Isoflavones, a type of phytoestrogen (“plant estrogen”), helps prevent the growth of hormone-dependent cancers, such as many breast cancers.
  • Daidzein, a particular isoflavone, inhibits the growth of cancer. it also has been found to promotes cell differentiations in animal cancer cells being undifferentiated.
  • Genistein is an enzyme that can inhibit tumour growth and promote cell differentiation. studies have shown that it helps block the growth of prostate and breast cancer cells.
  • Protease inhibitors (enzymes) block the action of enzymes that may promote tumour growth and work against a wide range of cancers, including some of the common-colon, breast, and liver cancers.
  • Physic acid chelates, bind to, mycotoxins, a component that promote tumour growth. By binding to this bad compound, they grab them out of the body on their way out. Laboratory animal studies that have been purposefully fed mycotoxins, shown both a reduction in the size and number of tumours when physic acid chelates were introduced.
  • Saponins, have been shown to lower the risk of certain cancers, including: breast, prostate, stomach, and lung. (Saponins are also found in chickpeas and ginseng).

To conclude, soy works to prevent some cancers, protect the heart, and balance the hormones. however, some of its forms are not as good as others. the best way to eat soy are fresh soy sprouts or soy sprouts supplement. Soybeans, edamae, tofu, soybean oil and lecithin (a soy by-product that comes as liquid or granules to be used in recipes or sprinkled on salads and soups, or taken as a supplement). soy milk only organic and with no added of anything (i.e. sugars etc). soy to avoid: any of the fermented ones, such as miso, tempeh and soy sauce.
no more then once a month. the fish has to be fresh, fresh, fresh. newly caught. the water it comes from need to be unpolluted. Salmon, Trout, red snapper, swordfish, and tuna are best as they’re high on omega 3 oils. avoid all shellfish, as they eat anything, including faces of other fishes, as a result they are full of toxins. avoid dried fish too as they are full of fungus and mycotoxins. those fishes are used widely in Asian kitchens.
exercising accelerates the lymphatic process (sweating), which helps get rid of excess acids and wastes through the skin.
Essential Fats
you should eat only Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). those should make 20% of your calories intake. they are the building blocks of the fats that strengthen cell walls. Polyunsaturated fats such as linseed (flax), borage, evening primrose, grape seed and hemp oils help construct cell membranes, produce hormones and bind and eliminate acids.
most oils contain both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, those that are predominately monounsaturated, like: olive oil, raw nuts and avocados, are beneficial. they are later used, when our body become balance, for cellular energy, literally our body will run on them instead of sugar.
EFAs  strengthen immune cells, lubricate joints, insulate the body against heat loss, provide energy and are used to make hormone-like prostaglandins that protect against heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, and blood clots, and are necessary for energy metabolism and immune system health. EFAs can also help relieve arthritis, asthma, PMS, allergies, skin conditions, and some behavioural disorders, as well as improve brain function.
full of vitamins, minerals and complete proteins. they are probably the best food one can eat. they are living plants foods (biogenic) which means they can transfer their life and energy to you. seeds become more alkaline as they sprout, and sprouts are full with enzymes.
in the sprouting process, plant hormones are activated, protein are predigested into easily assimilated amino acids that work better in human body, fats are broken down into more easily assimilated fatty acids, and starches are broken down into easily assimilated vegetables sugars.
sprouts-and soaked seeds and nuts- are alkalising, life-generating, revitalising, high-energy foods. they are high in enzymes, predigested complete proteins, chelated (protein-coated) minerals, nucleic acids, vitamins, RNA, DNA, and vitamins B12. Biotin content increases by 50% at sprouting, vitamin B5 by 200%, B6 by 500%, folic acid by 600% and riboflavin (B12) by 1,300%
common sprouts:

  • Alfalfa
  • Bean sprout
  • Mung bean sprouts
  • chickpea
  • green lentil
  • sesame
  • sunflower
  • buckwheat
  • and wheat sprouts
  • soy of course is best eaten sprouted too!

Good nuts and seeds:

  • almonds
  • hazelnuts
  • pecans
  • sunflower
  • pumpkin
  • linseed (when i sprinkle those on food, esp. the dissolved type of fibre, i fell less hungry for long periods)
  • sesame seeds

almonds are particularly good, substantially alkalising and high in protein and calcium. soaking almonds: in water for over night, drain and store in the refrigerator
Stay clear of peanuts. Avoid rancid nuts and seeds. If a batch of hulled seeds, such as sunflower pumpkin seeds, is sprinkled with broken or sick-looking seeds, don’t eat it. If you get a rancid taste, an odd bitter sting at the back of your throat, get rid of the batch. Sesame and linseed are almost always okay. Almonds and hazelnuts should either be shelled on the spot or have their brown protective skin intact. Do not use broken, gouged, or chipped nuts.


like the earth, our body 70% water, our blood 94% water. alkaline water are waters that have a pH of between 9 and 11.

pH drops: 10-20 drops for 10-20 fluid 300-600ml.

amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.

Instead of bread:

  • sprouted whole wheat tortillas (i eat nearly all the sprouted breads as think they are all good?)
  • soba noodles (Japanese buckwheat noodles)
  • mugwort and wild yam soba noodles

cooked grains belong to the 20-30% of your meal that is acid, except buckwheat and spelt, which are not acidifying.

The cleanse

(see page 159)

the cleanse eliminates acid wastes and negative microforms from the whole body, detoxifying your blood, tissues and digestive system. i can also add from personal experience that the villi is getting cleaner, as when i started to eat healthy pH foods i felt the energy and when i then after one week of no sugar ate a pack of dark chocolate, though still containing sugar, i didn’t feel so great afterwards.

(after the cleanse you want to look at page 169)


cucumber, kale, broccoli, celery, lettuce, collards, okra, wheat grass, barley grass, watercress, parsley, cabbage, spinach, alfalfa sprouts. you can add carrot or beetroot to make the taste milder.

Essiac Tea and Raspberry Leaf are recommended teas.

a multivitamin and a multi-mineral are also essential to take during the cleanse. they should be with cell salts, where each capsule of the broad-spectrum vitamin should contain at least 500 milligrammes and the multi-mineral 500 milligrammes. Chlorophyll concentrate is also recommended to take for its anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties and enzyme activation; colloidal silver, rhodium and iridium; and an antimycotoxin formula, ideally combined with n-acetylcysteine, l-taurine, and organic sulphur.
colloidal silver, assists growth of new tissue.
aloe vera juice helps break up pocket of protein, especially in the small intestine.
after the cleanse:
continue with the supplement and add, digestive enzymes, including: amylase, protease, lipase, papain, and bromelain; and an anti-yeast formula, which need to contain: caprylic acid or undecylenic acid. also: an anti-parasite formula, which needs to contain black walnut hulls.
just thinking back to how tired i was before this programme motivates me (p.175).
my energy picked up, my digestive system became more comfortable, and the major change was the my brain fog was cleared! this returned my alertness and concentration (p.184).

bodily and mind changes i am starting to notice:

  • i have more energy
  • i sleep better
  • i can stay concentrate whilst reading for longer
  • i feel silly happy, i laugh with no apparent reason at times
  • i smile more
  • i lost some weight
  • dots/rash like i had in my upper arms has started to disappear (five weeks into the programme, i now see now sign of them!)
  • my hands and arms skin 100% seems to improve, they got darker like they use to be when i was younger.
  • my hands on feet are no longer freezing, the blood circulation is getting better!
  • the veins in my hands are sinking in.
  • improve of eye sight (p. 153)
  • I recall at random past memories, I also remember new scenarios better, like phone calls, or what I told someone.

Alkaline food and supplement suppliers:

vegetable should eat:


Ethanol = Alcohol: among other negative effects of alcohol, it its affect on the central nervous system, therefore neurons and all their surroundings are effected too.
Does he approve any of these:
Chlorella has the highest content of chlorophyll (a natural detoxifier) of any known plant. It also contains a unique substance called Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) which is made up of a variety of substances including amino acids, peptides, proteins, vitamins, and nucleic acids which help to support the immune system.

“Herbal teas such as nettle, burdock, red clover and calendula have traditionally been used as blood cleansers and dandelion root “coffee” is a good liver tonic.” (

some info on nutrition:

Acetaldehyde: produce symptoms of hangover! Accumulate in the brain and muscle, thus make brain fog feeling.

Alkaline minerals:

  • sodium
  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • potassium
  • Lakanto?
  • Young coconut kefir?

get: Bromelain its come in powders


Granose soya milk=yum!

The Slippery Elm Ulmus rubra

The inner bark can be ground into a nutrient-rich gruel, off which one can solely survive for a short period. The bark also contains a mucilage that is used as a remedy for sore throats. Sometimes it is dried and ground into a powder beforehand, then made into a tea. Both Slippery Elm gruel and tea are said to soothe the digestive tract, especially the GI tracts of those with irritable bowel syndrome or gastritis. There are no known contraindications for Slippery Elm. According to Herbs and Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Guide, “Although Slippery Elm has not been scientifically investigated, the FDA has approved it as a safe demulcent substance.”

Babies first food

Slippery Elm is from the dried, powdered inner-bark of the North American Red Elm tree. It can be bought from most health shops in powder form. It is considered good for the baby when starting their first solids, especially if you have to start early. The mucilage, which is its greatest contribution therapeutically, is of a unique kind. It absorbs intestinal fluids but at the same time providing nutrition and in particular calcium phosphate. Slippery Elm is easy to digest and it very good for their bowels. To make, you only need a tiny amount of powder and mix it with water, formula or breast milk. It can also be sprinkled on food to help with digestion.


To Sort:

  • Human Gastro-Intestinal tract (is the digestive system, which in short also known as simply the GI tract ): From the mouth to the Stomach (large intestine), to the small intestine and ending up in the Colon.
  • Mucilage is a thick gluey substance produced by most plants and some microorganisms: It occurs in various parts of nearly all classes of plant, usually in relatively small percentages, and is frequently associated with other substances, such as tannins and alkaloids.

“Amaranth seeds, like buckwheat and quinoa, contain protein that is unusually complete for plant sources.[14] Most fruits and vegetables do not contain a complete set of amino acids, and thus different sources of protein must be used.

Its seeds have a protein content greater than that of wheat. However, unlike that found in true grains (i.e. from grass seeds) its protein is not of the problematical type known as gluten.[15]” from wikipidiea under Nutritional Value.


Food Combining


  • Bach flower remedies – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Kitchen Table Medicine phorum – Food Combining – starch free diet
  • pH Miracle Living מזון מלכות – ויקיפדיה
  • בריאות – תזונה וכושר nrg – …שעת השן: המדריך למשקאות



  • Pistachios are a source of gammatocopherol.
  • Self-Reliance Yeast – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

End note
so yeah, this is the gathered knowledge for the time being. i am constantly trying to learn on what works best for me, and will keep update this page as often as things happens. I am just left to ask you to comment, improve the written language and maybe even get your own copy of Young book and help improve this post accordingly.


Know What You Want, So you Get Your Prioritise Right

In Uncategorized on 11/10/2009 at 09:46

Ever heard of the expression: “what get measured gets done!”? Well, this document is all about that. Plus I provide information on systems which can be used to measure, track changes (monitor) and enable one to know what got done. But first I will begin with an argument for the need of such system in today’s world more then ever, in order to get anything done (which depends as the expression said on: measurement).

In today’s world knowledge stream towards us weather we happen to invite it or not. But life too has their requests, and actually, we as individuals have our very own requests. We want to know about this, that and those. Why? It can be asked. If you are a student, then certain information will be essential for completing your coursework, for an employee, from a work relating progress, this may lay in their ability to know something and know it well. Therefore, we must note down all of our interests down. By doing that we can monitor our progress on each interest and see what next. Therefore, the measurement, is not just for the sake of having a piece of paper to show around and say to others: “look, this is everything I know, want to know and what steps I need to take in order to know those”, though I must admit picturing myself with such a document sounds very seducing in itself. Just imaging the self-esteem boost that will come from knowing what one’s already know, and the confidence, which comes from tangible outlined direction. That in itself motivates and for all the good reasons to engage in such a closely monitored system. Imagine for yourself, all your ideas, knowledge and interests outlined in a single and well organised document that is under your control.

Perhaps those beneficial feelings, from just picturing such document, may derive from our human love to tangible objects; which makes a lot of sense. Consider the above expression of: ‘what get measured gets done!’, by being able to ‘feel something’, in this case, feeling the knowledge we have and the one we ought to have, is probably the only way in which we can measure it in the familiar way that we measure objects in this world. Measuring can be: length, mass, and height. Thus, collecting our knowledge in an informative system provides us with those commonly measurement dimensions. For example, the mass of information we know and want to know, while enabling us, in a very visual way, to prioritise the importance of each item that we ought to learn (height). Thus, to ‘what get measured gets done!’ should be added the notion of tangibility. As being able to ‘feel’ something is being able to measure it and I will finish this paragraph by saying: ‘make your desires tangible’.

One last point on tangibility; by pouring your thoughts and desires out on and in a document, all of a sudden you’ll be able to see for yourself the thoughts of: “aw I’ll think about that now, then I will forget to think about the other thing that I wanted to consider’, despairing. You will also of course be able to rethink all of your interests, what it is that you know and what it is that you would like to know and by the acquiring order of importance that you should know those, with the ability to literally drag items of interest up and down the hierarchy. In addition, as your mind is now clear, you also make way for new ideas, interests etc, while reducing the energy/stress that involves in attempting to keep everything in the mind, with the knowledge that you may wake up tomorrow forgetting some thoughts and ideas. Matter of fact the author David Allen has written a book which brought him great success by simple arguing the importance of keeping one mind thoughts on a paper and not attempting to keep hold of all our thoughts in our mind, with the constant worry of: “am I going to remember this for tomorrow?”.

A suggestion name for this type of document can be called ‘one’s own laboratory’. Laboratories are the places where things get tested and later exported, or in our case its will be executed. The laboratory should act as the place where you collect all your knowledge and future desired knowledge, while working on refining and retuning them. As a springboard to begin working on and in your laboratory, you can consider the following questions to set you going:

–          ‘what it is actually that I want to know?’,

–          ‘what it is I want to do with my life?’ this question will follow with,

–          ‘what knowledge I need to have or will benefit me on my way their?’,                   another useful question may be,

–          ‘what knowledge can do for me?’.

By considering the above questions, you are setting off to figure out in a tangible way, what it is you want to know, i.e. your interests. By having your interest outlined in a document you can all of sudden be able to prioritise which is the most important and urgent knowledge that you need to acquire. Less important and less urgent knowledge will follow in a hierarchy order. This will give you direction for research and what to focus your research on. By having these directions you will A) be much more motivated to do the research (due to focus and direction) and B) you now know what information you after, and therefore able to remind yourself not to digress, while having the great feeling of ticking off boxes of information that you have learnt. Later with the experiences and ownership of your laboratory, you will know for yourself the system that works best for you, i.e. your questions may change and how you order things or keeping the document organised.

For some, the above questions may be much bigger then attempting to stop your attention span running all over the information that is directed to you. For others, those questions may be the beginning or living life to the full or to how one ought to lead their life. For some others, this document and questions may just act as a reminder to what it is they ought to know, how much they already know and what is the next most vital piece of information they better get, due to time constrained (I think on students and employees wanting to improve their grades or income in particularly).

Note that after the exercise of noting all of one’s interests down, one may soon notice that some, if not many of their interests have shifted and are now no longer of an interest to them. Another interesting manufacture of that will be that your stressing out levels will drop dramatically. As now that you can see in a very visual system your interests’, you can re-arrange them in their appropriate way of importance and thus many items of interests will moves down the prioritising ladder and suddenly, you will discover that you have time on your hand to deal with the most important items. This phenomenon is also known in French as effectiveness. So by being able to see (and very clearly) for yourself where you stand, how much you know, how much you don’t know, what will be best to study next when you next have time on your hands, will give you a great feeling of control and of being on top of things and your life.

The next step after configuring and noting all of your interests and their order of importance would be to break them down into manageable bits, so you can pick and chose a bit to remember while easily being able to tick off bits that are learnt. By implication you will be on top of your things as the saying goes (‘what get measured, get done!’), as you will always be able to pick, with accordance to your day interest and necessity, and get own with your progress; whilst being able to see what you’ve been learning at the past (perhaps the addition of time and dates next to the ticking box will be useful for track of learning).

Now, remember I said that you will have one single nice document, called: ‘laboratory’, that you you’ll be able to go around with and so your friends all you know and want to know and what’s the next step? Well, I lied. You will need many of those single documents in your one laboratory. Now let me explain why.

The laboratory is your mind on paper. Now every mind in the world has enormous information, ideas, random thoughts (which can turn into ideas) and desires (in our interests future knowledge acquisition desires). So, you will need to have a document, in that folder called: ‘laboratory’, called ‘questions I ask and want answer for’, now those questions as was discussed above can be in the lines of: ‘what knowledge can benefit me and in what way?’. I can think of a students studying, for instance, psychology, yet only in his first year, asking that question. In that document he/she may come to the conclusion (after hovering over their course handbook) that knowing the history of psychology will help them do better in all their coursework. Their next step will be to figure out how much of the history of psychology they know. While doing that they will have more focusing questions, those questions are the physical like bits that can get measured. For example, they may remember from one of their earlier lectures about the professor talking on: ‘the Principles of Psychology by William James’. The next step for them will be to set a question, if this is indeed a part of the history of psychology which they believe will benefit their future coursework, in lines of: ‘what is the main theme that William James discuss in The Principles of Psychology?’. By having that questions, and now we are reaching to why we ought to have a separate document, the student will be able to figure out how much he remembers form the earlier lecture on William James ideas, while also being automatically motivated to pick up the book: ‘The Principles of Psychology’ in order to gather the information of his interest. Now all of this should be done in a separate document, though still tucked under the ‘laboratory’ folder, so can be easily found, while having a separate place dedicate to that question.

Another trick, though not fully configured by myself and here is where I would like help if any of you aware of the following system. A well organised, which for me is a laboratory where information and tracking of progression can be located swiftly, will be in the ability to tag documents. This is just like in, for example, Google Mail and Word Press, where documents are being given ‘labels or tags’ so in future, (in my case) writings about science, where one document may be on the scientific method, another on philosophy of science (i.e. what science can tell us about the true nature of the world if at all), another document on psychology and so forth. Though all are not directly related, they still touch upon science and fall under the umbrella of science, thus, by being able to tag all of those different documents, which conventionally will be located under their own folders, for example the psychology documents will be located under psychology, but by the trick of tagging any relating articles will appear, regardless of location of storage. I therefore call all of you that have knowledge in this area of tagging and labelling to liaise up with me and help me find such system on the various operating systems, especially for Microsoft Office and Open Office documents.

Ready to go? Well done, after reading this lengthy article you should by now have enough knowledge and motivation to open a laboratory where all your information, future knowledge and interests can be stored and generated. I myself decided when I first opened my laboratory, to brain storm using mind mapping, as the visual aspect of mind mapping helped me reveal natural links and orders with regards to how best I should approach my interests.

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Travelling to the distant

In Uncategorized on 23/08/2009 at 19:43

I often find towns intriguingly interesting. Today I past through one on my way to Walton Cross and thought how cool it will be in a year or two (as my holiday) to travel to loads of towns by car, bus or train, and keep changing them after a day or two; chat to the locals in the pubs and enjoy the history and the green during the day.

I can really see myself in eight or so years from now taking a break from the career that I have had developed by them, by travelling both across the UK and Europe: like a gap year to strengthen my mind, and connect myself with new people, that may not otherwise be reached via cyber spaces or universities.

I think I am running out of energy to expand any more on that for the time being (even though it’s quite a short one); but if anyone has got some towns to recommend: I am hearing?