Friday, June 1, 2012

Why Should I Cleanse?

Friday June 1, 2012
In my journey to find better nutrition for myself and after a lot of research, I came across quite a few suggestions for cleansing. There are many different kinds of cleanses out there and they are all different. I know that after poisoning my body for decades with soda and horrible food choices that there would definitely be some residual toxins built up and stored in my body.

One of the things I learned is that the body protects itself when a toxin enters. Harmful chemicals found in soda and other foods are "abducted" and a protective shield is placed around them and then stored as fat. These toxins are tucked away and have no way of leaving the body.

Diet soda in particular had me worried. If you're not familiar with my discoveries on artificial sweeteners, specifically in diet soda... please read this blog entry first:
 How Can I Possibly Quit Drinking Soda?

After drinking Diet Coke for over 25 years... I could only imagine the amount of chemicals/toxins that my body had stored up over the years and if there was a way to remove them I wanted them out!
But it's not just soda... The chemicals we use cleaning our homes, the chlorine we bathe in every morning when we shower and the polluted air filled with heavy metals and smog all contribute to this over time in our bodies causing us to feel drained and sometime even sick.

The most common type of "cleanse" that everybody has tried and usually ends up failing is the almighty colon cleanse. There are dozens of them out there and anybody can go to the store, get themselves some fresh lemons, cayenne pepper and agave to make this God awful concoction to drink for 10 days straight without any solid food or form of nutrition. That's just crazy!

Most people make it to day 3 and after completely emptying out their colons of EVERYTHING... including all of the good bacteria. You need your good bacteria!!! But most importantly you are giving your body NO NUTRITION WHATSOEVER!!! This is not recommended.

Being the guinea pig that I am, I actually tried this cleanse about 2 years ago. Does it cleanse the colon? YES. If you are thinking about trying this I hope you have a good supply of toilet paper. Never again. No thanks. Wow.

So what about this 9 day cleanse that I'm always talking about... Let me explain how its different and what is does for your body. First of all, it's not a colon cleanse. This is a full body cellular cleanse. I'll walk you through what is involved.

DAYS 1 & 2

Instead of flushing out everything in your stomach and colon with lemon juice... you flood your body with micro-nutrients and special ingredients designed to attach and remove toxins and heavy metals from each individual cell in your body for a 48 hour period of time. These ingredients are extracted directly from raw fruits and vegetables without heat and provide the same benefits as juicing. It's basically a full body detox. You should not drink any alcohol, soda, coffee or tea... Only water and cleanse powder 4 times a day for 2 days. (You are also able to have a few snacks throughout the day to help you make it in between each cleanse.)

DAYS 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

On these days you give your body even more nutrition by having an isalean shake in the morning and 1 in the evening as well as a sensible meal in between that is approx 600 calories or so like a big salad or anything else healthy and fresh around 600 calories. In my case on these "shake days" as they are called, I like to go to Chipotle and have a delicious chicken burrito.

The contents of my Chipotle  burrito equals a little over 700 calories, but that seems to be close enough because I don't notice a difference. (Tortilla, Re fried Beans, Chicken, Mild & Med Salsa, Lettuce & Cheese.) I do that for 5 days straight along with my shakes.

 DAYS 8 & 9
Then on the last 2 days of the cleanse you fast again for 48 hours, taking only the cleanse powder, (4 times a day) snacks and as much water as you can possibly drink. Today is my last day and I woke up feeling pretty great. Not even hungry surprisingly. My body has basically had an overload of nutrition for the past 8 days and I feel really good.

It's important to not eat until you wake up the day after you finish because a lot of things happen while you are sleeping. Because you haven't eaten solid food for almost 2 days, your body is working hard to take in the good nutrition from the cleanse powder and at the same time remove unwanted toxins all while you sleep. You most likely will have to get up early in the morning to pee because that's how this cleanse works... You pee A LOT!!! And trust me... It's a good thing. The more you pee the more toxins are being removed. So make sure you drink as much water as you can possibly stand.

And that's it. The only thing that I did not mention is that for people that are doing this for the first time and have never used any of the Isagenix products before like the shakes or supplements, It's a good idea to have 2 "prep" days before starting. They are the same as shake days. This just prepares your body to detox better by first loading it up on the micro-nutrients and live enzymes that the shakes have in them. I have the shakes everyday anyways. They are loaded with good stuff.

How does the cleanse powder taste?
This was probably the first question I asked before I did it. I said straight out... If I don't like the taste, I'm not doing it. Period. There are 2 flavors to choose from: Tropical and Rich Berry. I would NOT recommend the Tropical flavor to my worst enemy. The Rich Berry flavor however tastes just like berry punch, sweet and good tasting. Well done guys. (Also, it comes in powder or liquid form. I choose powder because I travel, but I hear it tastes the same either way.)

Do you feel like your starving ever?
The first time I did the 9 Day cleanse I had no idea what to expect. And to be honest, the first day was the hardest for me. You take the cleanse powder and you know that mentally you have 4 hours before you get it again so you play this mental game with yourself that goes like this: "I don't feel hungry but I feel like I should be eating something right now." This goes on up until the time you go to bed. You're not starving, but you've never missed a meal in your life and you feel like... "I should be eating something." What's weird though, is on the second day when you wake up... You actually are not hungry. Your stomach shrinks overnight and your body is loaded with plenty of nutrition so there's no alarms going off and its easier. On day 3 you can wake up and make a shake and then go have a nice little meal around noon or 2pm and it's a piece of cake cause you get another shake for dinner. You do that for 5 days. Piece of cake.

So what do I notice different after I cleanse?
I notice lots of energy, clear complexion and my thinking is not cloudy. I feel sharp. It's really hard to explain but whenever I look at pictures of myself before and after a cleanse I can tell. You just look and feel healthier. When your body has removed toxins that have been causing you to feel sick and drained of your energy, you really notice when they are gone. It's a good feeling and you can ask anyone who has tried this cleanse. They will tell you the same thing.

But what about losing weight??
It varies from person to person but Yes. Every single time that I have done the 9 Day cleanse
I lose about 8 - 12 pounds and about an inch in my waist line. Losing weight is really not the reason I choose to do the cleanse, but it's definitely a benefit. Again... every person that I have recommended this cleanse to has lost about the same amount.

Do you keep the weight off? 
You do if you eat properly. Just like any other program or diet... if your lifestyle includes over eating on a daily basis and consuming 2,000 calories a day and you're a fast food junkie, don't bother. You'll be right back to where you were in no time. Doing a full body cleanse like this will allow you to see how it feels to feel healthy and hopefully it might make you consider a few lifestyle changes. It has for me. But I'd also like to add that I am no saint. I'm a regular person just like you that loves to indulge in unhealthy foods, snacks and treats on occasion.  It's very hard sometimes to eat good ALL the time.

I do have will power but I fall sometimes. I sometimes eat bad things and that's usually when a friend or a family member pulls out a camera to take a picture because they can't believe I'm eating so horribly. I'm kinda glad they do that, because it makes me realize that they think that I'm supposed to be some sort of example... Well... OK then.... I'll guess I try better then. lol Sorry for disappointing you all! I'm human guys! hahaha

Why is it so expensive?
Seems expensive? I thought so too at first... then I added up how much money I spend on myself to eat meals for 9 days. It's not that expensive at all. The money is well spent in that magical cleanse powder. Do you realize what this stuff is??

 If you haven't seen the documentary  "Fat Sick & Nearly Dead" you should. It's on my MUST SEE DOCUMENTARIES blog. It shows how the raw micro-nutrients from fruits and veggies can detox & heal even the sickest person into a healthy being in a matter of no time by simply juicing! The ingredients in a jar of cleanse for life is just that... every 2 scoops is equivalent to the nutrition you would get from 24 servings of raw fruits and veggies!

During your first 48 hours of cleansing you take 2 scoops of the cleanse for life powder every 4 hours for a total of 8 scoops per day. That is a crazy amount of nutrition! And THAT is why you can go without eating with no problem for 2 days straight. If you've ever tried juicing... you know that it gets expensive real quick! Like $20-$30 per day expensive on your raw fruits and veggies. The worst part though... is cleaning out that damn juicer 3 times a day. I think the cleanse powder is a little easier.

Aside from doing this cleanse, for the 4th time now, I have finally found what I was looking for as far as some good daily nutrition. In my blog entry "Vitamins... Do They Even Help?" I was searching for nutrition on a daily basis and kept coming up with all these synthetic chemical compounds calling themselves vitamins. It's frustrating because even if you read labels these days, you can still be tricked into buying something that isn't what it appears to be.

Most vitamins like the ones you buy at the grocery store or at the pharmacy are all garbage. 10% of what it is cut with 90% of some other chemical so they can make more money!! That's ridiculous. I want the real thing 100% no chemicals please!!

When I was introduced to Isagenix products, and remember... this is coming directly from my wife, I was STILL skeptical! She was telling me about everything being all natural and no chemicals blah blah blah...and  I gave her a hard time. That's what I do. hahaha I said fine, order me the 9 Day cleanse and I'll let you know.

I can honestly say that after doing it 4 times over the past year, that I would recommend it to anyone that wants to feel better and regain how they used to feel. You'll lose some weight and you'll probably end up taking the isalean shakes on the daily every morning like I do. Because you just can't get this kind of nutrition out of todays food. You just can't.

I've found a few other things that I really swear by and take daily, but I'll save that for another blog. I hope this has at least given you some insight on the Isagenix 9 Day Cleanse and as always, if you have more questions feel free to ask me. I'm on Twitter day and night. that's the best place to get at me @DjInfernoLV Or you can contact me by email

Here is the link to the 9 Day Cleanse

Here's a great video explaining just how toxic the world we now live in is.
Are You Toxic?

I hope this entry has helped someone.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Do Microwaves Kill?

Monday, May 14, 2012

The following information might suggest that microwaves DO in fact kill!!! Nutrients for sure...

 Many studies conducted throughout the world have repeatedly highlighted the deleterious effects of microwave ovens on human health. In fact microwave ovens are so dangerous that they were banned in Russia from 1976 to 1987. Twenty years of thorough research by Russian scientists convinced them that the dangers of the devices outweighed the benefits in cooking time. This experiment further verifies their findings.

It is claimed by Microwave oven producers and even scientists that the Microwave oven is not only ok to use but it is actually even recommended. Some go as far as claiming that it makes the food more healthy.

Some but not all studies suggest that long-term exposure to nonionizing form of radiation may have a carcinogenic effect. Needless to say is that the ionizing radiation is highly carcinogenic (can provoke cancer) and only few exposures to ionizing radiation can result in a random form of cancer. Exposure to ionizing radiation is done when you take an X-Ray for example or by other means.

The Human DNA is very sensible to radiations of any form, so long time exposure to both ionizing and nonionizing radiation can change a cell’s DNA. If this happens, then the cell’s in built instructions about how to live and grow are jumbled around. It is then possible for the cell to do something very different from what it is supposed to do. For example, it may become cancerous and keep reproducing in an uncontrolled way. This could take years to happen but it still means that a cancer may eventually develop.

So the standing argument for decades is... Do microwave ovens destroy the vitamins and nutrients in the food and water we are constantly warming up and heating in them? After researching the internet for hours on end I kept coming up with the same information over and over. It seems people are so quick to defend their precious time saving food zapper without doing some real lab work to test the results. I was shocked when I found this article.

The Experiment:

In the home experiment, filtered water was divided into two parts. One part would be microwaved and allowed to cool before being given to the plant, while the second part would be heated on a conventional stove top and given to an identical plant. Results were observed over a nine day period. By the third day it was already clear that the plant given the microwaved water was not faring as well as its counterpart.

By the ninth day the microwaved plant was virtually nonexistent in its pot, having literally shrunk in size to just a few inches above the soil. The second plant was growing beautifully.

I'm a man of science and a lot of times I have to do things myself before I'll take any ones word. An experiment like the one shown above is very powerful to me. If the nutrients from just water alone are killed off by heating them in a micro wave, what happens to all the nutrients from a bottle of milk warmed up for a baby? TV dinners? Pop corn for tonights movie at home? What's the point?

There was a lot more information that I found about how heating up food in microwaves was actually accidentally discovered by the Nazi's while their scientists were trying to create a "Micro wave weapon" to use in war!! You should Google that sometime if you really want your jaw to drop. The entire idea behind the microwave itself makes no rational sense to me after learning about its conception. I realize that just like always... corporations will do anything to make a buck... Even it harms or even kills mankind.

In closing, my family and I made the decision to stop using our microwave altogether back in 2009. We haven't looked back. Aside from a few adjustments with the way we heat, reheat and warm things... We don't miss it at all.

We pop our pop corn in pure olive oil over the stove in an old fashioned pop corn popper. We reheat items like cold pizza etc in a small toaster oven that sets on the counter and we make hot water in a tea kettle on the stove.

Aside from robbing all the nutrients and vitamins from any food I put in the microwave, I don't like the idea that a device I've used my entire life is able to take amino acids in food and change them into cancer causing carcinogens.  I choose to find other means of heating up my food...

- Billy


Thursday, May 10, 2012

It's About Time Billy...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yes. it IS about time.

I started this blog back in November of 2011 at the end of our filming schedule for Ghost Adventures. I had a lot on my mind that I wanted to share with you all and I also had a lot of time! I have been very busy with our new shoot schedule since January and I apologize for taking this long to create another entry. Between DJing and working full time on a TV show I really don't have a lot of time...

But... The things that I feel very passionate about sharing with you all are important enough to me to take the time and post for all to see. I would also like to say that I appreciate all the kind words and comments about my free podcast and music mixes that I have posted. That is the only reason that I take the time to make them... To bring a smile or help someone through a tough time, work or even to help motivate you to get through your workout. Whatever the case may be... That is why I do it. Thank You!

If you have never heard my mixes before they can be streamed live on your browser or downloaded for free here: DJ Inferno's Podcast They can also be downloaded from itunes for free. Just use the search term:DJ Inferno

For those of you that follow my every word on Twitter ( @DjInfernoLV ) I would just like to say thanks for following me! I know I can sometimes be a moody little boy and my tweets reflect that! I will go off on a subject and tweet continuously for an hour filling timelines everywhere with useful informative links on controversial subjects like Global Warming & Chem-trails... While at other times posting silly funny or sarcastic tweets, pictures and videos. I am very random and like to share that.

So with that said... What do I have to share today? It's actually way to much to share in one blog. I have several topics that I will write about very soon. Chem-trails, microwaves, fluoride, more on daily nutrition, quitting energy drinks, sunscreen, more info on alkaline water, more must see documentaries, genetically modified food and many many other topics that I have learned so much about recently.

All of these topics are about things you didn't learn about in school. Your Mom didn't tell you about this, doctors aren't recommending it... This is all part of a personal journey that I've been on my entire life and I feel obligated to give it to you straight and share what I've learned along the way.

I am by no means a hypocrite or a saint in any way!!! I am just like any other person and I sometimes eat horrible snacks like Snickers ice cream bars and chew gum containing phenylalanine. I drank a Monster energy drink just a few days ago while we were filming Ghost Adventures during our lock down so I could stay awake...  I love Starbucks cappuccinos and try to limit myself to only 1 or 2 a week... Nobody is perfect!!! Usually after consuming these products I feel the after effects and regret it... especially the energy drinks. More on that in a future post.

My point is.... I've learned what to avoid and at least try to cut down the amount of these toxic foods and drinks that make me feel like crap! I think that's why I hate traveling so much. I have no options when I'm on the road. But thanks to some of the products I've come across this past year I can at least get back on track quickly by flooding my system with good things.

The purpose of this blog is to give you a play by play account of what I've experienced, things I've tried, things that have worked and the ones that don't! Use my experiences to judge weather or not you should try it. Hopefully it will help someone in the end. I love hearing back from you on your successes. It makes me feel like it was all worth it :)

If you're new to my blog... please continue scrolling down and reading some of the past few entries like:

More posts are soon to come... I promise. In fact I just thought of 3 more topics I want to share. It's time to catch up ;)

- Billy