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A flood of mail started last night, with GU's mail, which said, in part "...being a practical man I need practical solutions. Your last paragraph is a good one, since you tell us just what to do or ask for, although I have not a clue what wheatgrass juice is in French. Many of us need concrete solutions. Just where does one find blue-green algae, wheatgrass, barley grass, oat grass, beet juice powder?... maybe you could give me the French equivalents. Anyway, you have wetted my appetite..."

I am familiar with GU's city and gave him some minimal suggestions and told him that I'd send him the French equivalents. Then, I had requests for Czech, Hungarian and Potuguese! Creating a multi-lingual glossary of nutritional supplements is beyond me. As I told GU, my intention is to lead, not feed. I am satisfied, if I have whet (whet, as in to hone or sharpen) his appetite.

None of these supplementds are absolutely necessary. They are optional additions to your lifestyle. You decide which are convenient and necessary for you. I will be decribing a forty day program, in the future, but the most effective things for one to do is the kriyas and lots of lecithin.

I encourage you to do your own research. I do not know the local names for plants, etc. but you can always take my American English name and search for the Latin scientific name and then search for the local name, in your language for the Latin term. Go to and see for yourself. In addition, you can go to to further research any subject that interests you.

Coffee, tea, or ...

Tea can be helpful in three ways: It is a powerful antioxidant; it is a rich source of flavonoids, which reduce risk of stroke; and it contains caffeine, which can be an effective cognitive enhancement agent, when used cautiously.

Green tea contains antioxidant polyphenols, including catechins and quercitin, which can increase antioxidant activity in the blood by as much as 50%. This increased activity occurs about half an hour after drinking the tea. Green tea also improves the efficiency of the liver's enzyme detoxification system, which rids the body of toxins before they are able to damage cells.

Black tea does not contain catechins but it does have other antioxidants that green tea lacks.

Black tea and green tea are both rich in flavonoids, which tend to make blood cells less prone to clotting.

The caffeine in tea, coffee and colas can also benefit cognition, if it is ingested in prudent amounts. Caffeine, in fact, is the most widely used cognitive enhancement product in our society. When used moderately, caffeine boosts concentration and alertness. Because it is a stimulant, it increases output of adrenaline, and can temporarily improve memory and mood.

Coffee also contains several substances that are biochemically similar to opiates. There fore it can cause simultaneous stimulation and relaxation and may be why it is so easy to get addicted to coffee. The short-term price for this addiction is nervousness, irritability, insomnia, and a rebound effect of lethargy and mental lassitude. The long-term effect is burnout of the adrenal glands, and a body that has been exhausted by artificial stimulation.

Research indicates that up to 200mg of caffeine can be consumed every day without incurring a health risk. A cup of coffee, either drip or espresso, contains 110 to 150 mg. Tea contains anywhere from 9 to 50 mg of caffeine per cup, depending on how long you brew it. Soft drinks seem to average around 15mg of caffeine per ounce.


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