My First BulletProof Coffee

The BBC coverage on Dave Asprey, the brand owner of bulletproof coffee and my blog on it yesterday, prompted me to have my first bulletproof coffee.

Of course, I doubt if the three ingredients sold by Dave’s company is available locally. But I know how to get them of my own.

My coffee machine takes roasted coffee beans, powder them and brew fresh coffee. I don’t make fresh ghee, though we used to make it at home when we were small. So I went for locally made ghee from cow milk, available on the stores.

And I make my own virgin coconut oil from fresh coconut using the boiling method.

Onto this big cup of coffee, a scoop of ghee and a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil were added to make my first bulletproof coffee.

It tasted just okay, in fact good.

Now, why I am doing this!

The BBC coverage, the link of which was copied in my last blog, speak about the benefits Dave Asprey is bringing on the table. Added to that, I remember from childhood some people adding ghee to coffee for better health. Also the article says that Tibetan Monks added yak ghee to tea.

Dave Asprey does many more things like extracting his born marrow to grow stem cells etc with target to live till 180.

We don’t want to live that long. What we want is to live healthy as long as we live.

Again, Intermittent Fasting gives some of the benefits like growing new growth hormones, autophagy and cleaning and repairing damaged cells and even growing new ones.

And intermittent fasting stipulates no calories during fasting period. As such I had the coffee during the eating window.

From the benefits mentioned in the article and from ancient wisdom, I would recommend trying this brew of bulletproof coffee. Those of you with access to Dave Asprey‘s products may try that and others may make their own.

Those on Intermittent Fasting, please drink it during the eating window only.

A feel good factor indeed!

My First BulletProof Coffee

Bullet Proof Coffee! A Healthy Cocktail?

My last blog was on Dopamine Fast and why I’m out of it.

But this one caught the eye, when a BBC coverage on it was forwarded by a relative.

Clearly it has an eye catching name. And the bullet proofing is through ingredients like butter from grass fed cow and the real virgin coconut oil.

Butter or ghee from grass fed cow is highly in demand as the purest and best form of good fat and the world is singing praises of the virtues of the virgin coconut oil.

Pure coffee is zero calorie and it’s invigorating and recommend for sustaining a longer period of fasting in my favourite Intermittent Fasting routine.

So, a cocktail of the three bests should be good. And I am happy to recommend it since I may not be the right guy to endorse it.

This is how I am going to do it. I have the machine to powder and brew a pure fresh cup of coffee from roasted coffee beans.

I need to get some purest and probably the best in the world, ghee from the grass fed and famous Vechoor cows. And I know a source.

I make my own virgin coconut oil from fresh coconut.

I will then try the cocktail but on one condition. I will have it during the eating period of intermittent fasting and not during the fasting period.

Here’s the link to the BBC article

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48692763

Bullet Proof Coffee! A Healthy Cocktail?

Wellness! What’s Important!

Weight loss appears to be the number one measure in wellness. Looking good is one of the reasons for it while the growing epidemic of obesity is another.

However, the latest finding and what everyone should attempt to achieve as wellness goal is autophagy. It’s brought about by way of intermittent fasting, stressed out exercise and or diet leading to ketosis.

In an autophagy (Greek word for self eating), bad cells are cleaned up and repaired, new good cells grown and even human growth hormones are enhanced.

Nobel Prize winning research indicates cure and prevention to such horrific diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, inflammation of all kinds, heart health and even diabetes.

My observation of working with and interacting with a group titled ‘Intermittent Fasting Group’ is that weight loss still is top of priority.

It’s possible to achieve the autophagy stage with weight loss. Extreme and stressed out exercise is not easy and not for all.

The answer could be in Intermittent Fasting with a keto diet during the eating window. That’s a diet high in good fat, medium protein and less carbs.

Such a diet is easy said than practiced. Especially for people like me who are more into carbohydrates and that too with a sweet tooth. It’s even more difficult for vegetarians.

As such it’s worthwhile to do some study and test it with the priceless whatsapp broadcast group ‘Intermittent Fasting Group’.

Guidance and assistance are welcome.

Wellness! What’s Important!

Intermittent Fasting Is Trending.

A few months back, I started a broadcast group on Intermittent Fasting and it’s now proving to be highly valuable.

I started the small group after finding out that the large, mostly Facebook groups with several thousand members are full of stories of achievements beyond our simple imagination.

Our group has mostly known friends and relations and of course there are a few who joined after open invitation on this blog site. And it has the person who got me into IF as a valuable member.

We have not grown much in size, but grown definitely on content. The stories and articles exchanged have made IF a definite way of life. And I am happy to say that the greatest endorsement is with a Nobel Prize in Physiology (medicine) in 2016.

The Noble laureate Japanese doctor is talking about damaged cell repair and new human growth hormones as a result of fasting. Wow, that’s something incredible!

And it’s not the weight loss that is important. IF and the ‘autophagy’ that it can bring about is our best chance for a healthy life. Benefits include in areas such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, inflammation, blood pressure, arthritis, heart health etc etc.

Like all statutory warnings, diabetics are advised to consult the doctor before doing IF. Actually, one of the significant gains in IF is blood glucose stability and insulin control. And like all those taking anticipatory bail, I would also say ‘do consult your doctor, but definitely give it a try’ to those with elevated sugar levels. Those with low sugar issues, may concentrate on its treatment, and take doctor’s consent before joining in.

By the way, weight loss is just a side effect and not the primary goal. But it’s there with better toning up and glow.

Like I said before, being a whatsapp broadcast group, members keep their privacy and none except me will know who the fellow members are. However, I take the extra effort of sharing with the group any feedback without giving the identity of the contributor.

And this sharing and support is at the centre of the success of the group.

We can take more members and I sincerely invite you to come on board and share in the exclusive program with guaranteed success.

Whatsapp me on +91 9400056031 or mail me on jacobkurian@hotmail.com.

To give an inside information, almost everyone who has started the program has reported improved energy levels. And acknowledged that the support from the group, though anonymous is the incentive to stick on.

Intermittent Fasting Is Trending.

When We Need Support, Do It Together!

When we grow older, it’s natural that we look for support. And in the process, one can fall into the trap of letting oneself grow older mentally too.

There are some things we can do to ease the process and avoid the hassles of seeking support from busy people.

By the way, one of the sure shots for success is to get into the bragging game, quite willingly. And I am happy to admit that I have a doctorate in the art of bragging. You have seen that! Sincerely!

We have had several theories on wellness, which we used to try once in a while and achieve some success, only to lose them all and get into the negative segment, once the routine is changed.

Now, at last, we have a ray of hope. First and foremost is the idea of Intermittent Fasting. It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle. If we say this mantra quite too frequently, the chances are that we believe in it. If nothing, it’s a placebo.

Wait, it’s not just placebo, the 2016 Nobel Prize was awarded to the study. Intermittent fasting could lead to autophagy which is repairing damaged cells and growing new ones. Growing new cells is actually reversing age, not only mentally, but physically too.

I think I have your attention! And you are welcome to join a whatsapp broadcast group which is already a treasure trove of information.

Here individual identities are hidden and as admin, I only have a global view. And I share contributions from individual members.

A whole lot of information on Intermittent Fasting and the possible accompaniment like exercise and preferred food during eating window are covered and discussed.

The most important is the feeling of doing in a group and the plus of peer group pressure to stay on course. All these without knowing who the other team members are.

We are doing good. I know many of you are interested. Just don’t wait, just do join the group and benefit from the power of team work and share experiences.

By the way, I have just enrolled for a certification as a wellness coach. That’s quite something, isn’t it.

Contact me to join. No pre conditions. Young or older, you are welcome to try it, it’s good and it’s private.

Just send whatsapp number to my +91 9400056031 or e-mail: jacobkurian@hotmail.com.

See you there!

When We Need Support, Do It Together!

It’s All Positive So Far! And The Benefits Too!

I started on Intermittent Fasting on January 19, 2019 after getting alerted on the subject by a friend. And I have been fairly regular with my 16.8 schedule. That’s fasting for 16 continuous hours and eating during the remaining 8 hours with two meals and liberal snacking in between.

Like all diets, weight loss has been the primary measure of success and it was good by about 12 ponds within the first 45 days. And then it started remaining stationary.

And there are any number of articles and videos on the subject with each one giving valuable information and all being positive and good.

There are some takings from these. Like ‘it’s not a diet, it’s lifestyle’. ‘Weight loss is just a side effect and other benefits outweigh’ etc.

There are big Facebook groups with several thousands of members but those started getting dominated by mere words and comments. So I started a whatsapp broadcast group with known people and we are sharing valuable experiences and motivate each other.

Pooling literature on the subject is of great benefit with information on autophagy etc. Thus it has become aspirational as healing and growing new cells are like a dream.

There’s a catch though, for best benefits, one has to progress towards at least a 20.4 schedule. And I want to do it.

Yesterday was my first 20.4, achieved almost accidentally as we got into a movie theatre at 16 and half hours of fasting. And I achieved 20 by refusing Theater snacks. Now the challenge is to continue.

The videos and articles in our group are so informative that IF is clearly the most significant health initiative. The videos include one from the Nobel Prize winner for his work on IF and autophagy.

Actually, all my friends should spend some time listening to them and reading the material available in the group.

For joining, send me a mail on jacobkurian@hotmail.com with your whatsapp number or whatsapp me on +91 9400056031.

Member privacy is ensured in a broadcast group where members can’t see or message other members.

It’s All Positive So Far! And The Benefits Too!

Walking Barefoot! The Surprising Health Benefits

Yesterday a neighbor in the resident association group forwarded an article by Dr. Isaac Eliaz on the benefits of walking barefoot.

We are all used to the comfort of wearing fancy footwear, made mostly of synthetic materials and thus lose a natural connection with earth. The situation with apartment residents are even more severe.

I remembered the days when we used to run on people layered clear water river after fish to catch them with bare hands. And now I can’t even get into the river without a footwear as my feet are made tender without any exposure to natural elements.

Dr. Isaac highlights some remarkable benefits of walking barefoot such as increasing antioxidants, reducing inflammation, and improving sleep.

“Earthing means walking barefoot on soil, grass or sand (meaning: any natural surface). So we’ll have to get off the sidewalk. Early studies are showing that the health benefits come from the relationship between our bodies and the electrons in the earth. The planet has its own natural charge, and we seem to do better when we’re in direct contact with it.”

The neighbor suggested making a sidewalk in our residential complex which is a great idea. A stretch, adjacent to the cemented on with grass, sand and even pebbles then would be a luxury for the residents to connect to earth and derive the benefits.

Walking Barefoot! The Surprising Health Benefits