7 SIGNS YOU FOUND YOUR CALLING – Jeff Goins. I love Jeff Goins… if you do not know who he is, look him up- writer, blogger…check him out!


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A calling comes not just by looking forward to what you will not do but also at looking back at what you have done. I think when you do this, you have to ask yourself: what Do I Like and what do I do well


Sometimes, our vocations are most obvious to those who know you the BEST. If you do not know, ask your friends… the ones that boost you up.


I must be difficult enough that not anyone can do it. If you say to yourself, I am not going to do what it take to do____, then it is not a challenge to you. Pick another challenge. 


It cannot be something too obvious that you can easily explain it. It must be mysterious.  Here in lies the food that motivates you and makes you more interesting and intriguing. 


You have to fail your way in the right direction before you find it. Perservence and looking just beyond when you want to give up. That is when, if you stick to what sings to your heart come into play. Nothing is by chance. 


And, it integrates well with the rest of your life, not competing with but complimenting your top priorities. Ever go against the flow… how did it work out? It was a struggle. When you are aligned with your purpose, you are unstoppable. 


The task must be so large that without a team of people, you cannot complete it on your own. Bigger than you also means, something for the good of all humanity, so many benefits. That away, you get the support you need and help along the way just for the asking. 

When you have Purpose with Intention and Focus… you will be unstoppable. Surround yourself with like-minded people, people who inspire you to do your best and love you. First, love yourself.:-)




I have said, you are what you eat, but more importantly “you are what you have the ability to absorb.”

Farmers are feeding their livestock candy. Candy is providing an inexpensive method to deliver carbohydrates such as Skittles, gel-like bears, and other candies. For sure you do not want to eat meat that is handled and tampered with in this fashion.

Where are their ethics… it is unnatural and abusive to the animal it is health consequence is deep. We know that meat is chock full of drugs, pesticides, antibiotics and what you eat is quite the inflamed piece of meat… it is a totally different when the animal is grass fed.

Research shows that GMO foods sources like wheat and corn, processed or over pasteurized foods including soy products make you sick. These are the same food that is fed to livestock. They are bad for them and you… now you know where gut issues come from. You are eating meat that is pumped with drugs, pesticides, antibiotics to counteract the induced abnormal inflammation induced into the gut. Yuck.

In many instances like this, the animals are raised in ‘tight quarters” with not only poor food sources and lighting. Just think about the pollution side of this and the waste that gets into the watershed and soil, another contributing factor to unhealthy outcomes in those areas.

Solution: Make better choices when it comes to eating meat and poultry. Eat grass fed, pastured meats which are a Win-Win not only for us but for the animal and the environment. If you choose to eat meat you must eat the best out there.Grass fed, pasture raised, free range is always the best.

Remember, you are not what you eat, you are what you have the ability to absorb!




There is a undercurrent in traditional medicine… a medicine that takes into account your BIO-individuality, enviromental factors and is all about you!
Up your game… improve your outcome, live longer, healthier and better. What you do today may improve your tomorrows!
Is this for you? Do not know? Ask, I will tell you. Reach out to me today for a Free Strategy session… because this is a very personalized approach- reach out to me at my personal email to set up a time…  live with me. 

Eating The Right Amount of this- with Carbs and Fats Can Make You Reach Your Weight Goals Faster!


Protein is one of the most important nutrients you need, whether you are a man or woman, pregnant or not pregnant. Protein an essential building block, so not having enough is not negotiable. Protein requirements vary person to person (age, weight, health goals) and your activity level. You must eat enough protein per day to maintain muscle mass.

Many people think they are eating well enough but the truth is if you are not combining balanced ratios of fats and carbohydrates to the protein. If the ratios are off, then your body either feels like it is starving or ‘completely’ saturated. In either case, over years of poor choices and with any increased “stress” (the number one killer), you end up overweight which puts you at risk for disease you do not want. Diseases like Heart disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Cancers and Obesity. Unfortunately, there are a lot more.  The ‘one’ thing in common these diseases have is: INFLAMMATION.

So how do you determine ‘your’ Protein requirement?  

First, you need to calculate Lean Body Mass (LBM). There are many charts out there and Apps on the internet to assist you to find ‘your’ number. It is easy to find an online calculator to give you yours. In many cases for women for instance, you need to know is your HIP, Abdomen measurements are and your height. And, for men what is necessary is waist and wrist.

To get YOUR base Protein requirement you need to get that LBM number and multiple it by your Activity Level (see chart below). To get the protein units for ‘you’ per day, you need to divide that end number by 7.

If you are doing this by longhand the formula is:



132 LBM x .6= 94.5 gram of protein/day – light activity (divided by 7= 13.5 protein units/day)

132 LBM x .88= 106 grams of protein/day- very activity (divided by 7= 15 protein units/day)


Sedentary    0 .5
Light Activity  (walking)    0.6
Moderate Activity  (1.5 hrs/wk)    0.7
Active (1.5-2.5 hrs/wk)    0.8
Very Active (greater than 2.5 hrs/wk)    0.9
Elite Athlete (or training 5x’s+/wk)    1.0

It is a mindset to adopt. The goal here is to design your meals so they are balanced between Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates throughout the day. So, in the example above for the very active person who needed 160 gram of protein or 15 units of protein, you also need to balance it with, 15 units of Fats and 15 units of Carbohydrates.

That sounds like a lot of food…. or so it seems. You graze, small meals throughout  the day. You must feed the body the basics and these are the basics minimums. IF you combine foods correctly that are chemically correct for your body, then it utilizes these foods to rid you of inflammation, the root of many diseases and in many case, you get down to your ideal weight and body shape.  You would not put 87 octane in a Maserati, right? I would hope not.

And what is the right ratio to begin with?
In the book Mastering The Zone, the ratios that make up 1 balanced unit are:

7grams Protein, to 9 grams of Carbohydrates, to 1.5 grams of Fat.

For proteins it is: 1oz for meat or 1.0z if it is fish; Carbohydrates:1 cup raw vegetable (.5c if cooked) and Fats: 3 almonds, 3 olives, ¼ t of olive oil for example.

A person at this level of 15 Units/day would more than likely schedule eating in the following fashion:

Breakfast -> 3 Units

Snack-> 2 Units

Lunch-> 3 Units

Snack-> 2 Units

Dinner-> 3 Units

Snack-> 2 Units

A typical simple breakfast menu of 3 units could be: 3 egg omelet (protein), 1.5 cups of sautéed vegetables, and 6 0lives  (2 fat units) with a splash of Olive oil to cook the eggs. The possibilities are endless.

Please read labels on your food products- it is an eye opener. The ingredients start with the largest amount to the least amount. Also- pay attention to the ‘other’ ingredients if there are any. Many of those can be cancer causing, do your research and make better good lifestyle choices.

The bottom line on how to choose foods that are based on your protein requirement and your health goals. What kind of lifestyle you really are aiming for. In this day and time- buy organic as much as possible and drink water that is as pure as possible.

Barry Sears, PhD, who authored and promoted the Zone diet is a biochemist and researcher. The goal of this diet plan is to stabilize hormonal balance within the body in order to reduce inflammation which is directly related to improved health. The Mediterranean Diet, very similar… same outcome.

For me this is a way of life, a life that afforded me Freedom and living very well. Once you get the aspects of this system down, it is a no-brainer. This is not a big learning curve. My goal here was to offer you possibilities and plant the seed.

This is a synopsis of how you can be in more control of your diet… your first line defense. Food is medicine.

If you would like to go deeper or if you need help deciding what diet is best for you to reach your the health you know you deserve-  reach out to me…

You are only as healthy as your weakest link.

Live Longer, Live Better Today. It starts with your next meal.

Take me up on a 30 minute, Free Consult for your next steps. Just email me at to set up your time.


This Essential Fatty Acid Found To Decreases Cancer Growth in a Medical Study

A recent study concluded that this essential fatty acid, GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) had anti-tumor function and has minimized numerous kinds of cancer.

Where does GLA naturally occur? 

Grapeseed Oil Pumpkin Seeds
Olive Oil  Olives
Black Currant Seed Oil Chestnut Oil
Pine Nuts Sunflower Seeds (raw)
Borage Oil Evening Primrose Oil
Pine Nuts Sunflower Seeds (raw)


J.A.Menendez, PhD at the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Research Institute in Illinois observed that GLA significantly reduced Her2/Neu (aka HER-2) protein levels at their expression level at the oncogene, Her2/neu. Oncogene cause normal cells to turn into cancer/tumors and is involved in the development of many types of cancer (human).

So what is a HER-2 anyway? Her-2 is a protein that is found on the surface of breast cells. We all have them. Normal cells contain 2 copies of Her-2 gene and they produce the Her-2 protein.

What does it do? It sends messages to the cell in a substance called ‘growth factor’ which tells the cells to grow and divide.  Since everyone has Her-2, the question is whether it is positive or negative? Positive in breast cancer her are called HER2/neu positive cancers and mean there are a lot of Her-2 proteins. Negative means that there are no Her-2 proteins or none and called, HER-2/neu negative cancer. Her-2 positive grow faster than Her-2 negative.

Unfortunately, in 20-30% of invasive breast cancer (an some others like ovarian, bladder) there is an abundant amount of the Her-2 protein produced. Thus, tumors that have these high concentrations of the protein are thus more aggressive and actually resist hormonal therapy, some chemotherapies and a poor prognosis (bad outcome).


GLA Treatment demonstrated a reduced Her’s-2 protein in the Her-2 cells in breast cancer, ovarian cancer and gastrointestinal cancer.

Lab Test that determines positive or negative HER-2 is: HUMAN EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR.

As always, do your research. Making new LifeStyle choices are necessary to have the best possible outcome. If you are uncomfortable to do this on your own, hire a LifeStyle Medicine Strategist & Coach. If you need help or have a question, just AskDrPat.

Source and full article: Ronald Grasanti, DC, DABCO, DACBN, MS

references:  Menendez JA, Vellon L, Colomer R, Lupu R. Effect of gamma-linolenic acid on the transcriptional activity of the Her-2/neu (erbB-2) oncogene. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2005 Nov 2;97(21):1611-5.
Menendez JA, Ropero S, Lupu R, Colomer R. Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (18:3n-6) enhances docetaxel (Taxotere) cytotoxicity in human breast carcinoma cells: Relationship to lipid peroxidation and HER-2/neu expression. Oncol Rep. 2004 Jun;11(6):1241-52.
Menendez JA, del Mar Barbacid M, Montero S, Sevilla E, Escrich E, Solanas M, Cortes-Funes H, Colomer R. Effects of gamma-linolenic acid and oleic acid on paclitaxel cytotoxicity in human breast cancer cells. Eur J Cancer. 2001 Feb;37(3):402-13.

The information is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. Dr. Grisanti encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.


I am in agreement with this foods list… all are in my everyday go to foods with the exception of OJ, by the way, I do not touch the stuff.

And if you cannot remember which is the good guy or bad guy, just remember L is for Looser!

Are these foods in your everyday diet?

WebMD Slideshow today gives a list of the best food shown to help keep the ‘BAD’ cholesterol in check!


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Constipation plagues millions of people… WebMd’s slideshow (see link below) tell you the biggest culprits that seem to create constipation and to avoid the. It is my thinking that is all good, but why not fix the problem in the first place, YOUR GUT. Constipation effect are not just immediate problems, pain and feeling like crap (no pun intended). Unfortunately, the accumulatory effect can have profound impact on your health and not in a good way. If you are plagued by this problem, let’s talk. I have some solutions for you… and an initial strategy secession is complimentary.