According to CDC Cancer, one in every two men and one in every three women in the U.S. will develop cancer during their lifetime.
Our guest today helps others understand that the majority of cancers are not genetic but rather, caused by lifestyle and environment. Dr. Blythe Metz-Mändmets is a metaphysician, thought leader, speaker, and holistic healing coach who specializes in helping people realize their self-healing design. She created Corporate Vitality Programs to up-level the mental, emotional, and physical health of workforces while maximizing corporate productivity, creativity, and innovation.
- The biggest problem in traditional medicine today
- How people can shift to personal responsibility
- What is the Oxygen Factor?
- What people can do to have a 100+ year life of health and vitality
Blythe is gifting our listeners with a free Oxygenation Session & Vitality Masterclass: The 7 Protocols For Vitality & Longevity on December 3, 2022.
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How would you like to improve your health and keep your family safe? You're listening to the Healthy Home Hacks podcast where we firmly believe in joining optimal health shouldn't be a luxury. Healthy Home authorities and husband and wife team Ron and Lisa will help you create a home environment that will level up your health. It's time to hear from the experts. Listen in on honest conversations and gain the best tips and advice. If you're ready to dive in and improve your well-being and increase your energy, you're in the right place. All right, here are your hosts, building biologists, authors, media darlings, vicarious vegans and avocado aficionados, Ron and Lisa Beres.
Lisa Beres 00:51
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Ron Beres 01:55
We are amidst an epidemic of chronic diseases and evidence continues to mount that synthetic chemicals contribute to these preventable conditions. Dr. Leo Trasande, New York University. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So, we're dedicating this episode to all who have lost, fought and survived this nasty disease including our late sister in law, Odessa, Beres.
Lisa Beres 02:25
The truth about cancer isn't pretty. According to CDC cancer, one in every two men and one in every three women in the US will develop cancer during their lifetime. Ron and I lost our sister in law and Ron's brother and two years to cancer, both in their early 40s. Neither of them had a family history of their cancer. None. They had clean bill of health from their doctor until they discovered their tumors, helping others understand that the majority of cancers are not genetic, but rather caused by lifestyle and environment is key.
Ron Beres 02:58
Only five to 10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, whereas the remaining 90 to 95% have their roots in the environment and lifestyle. cancer causing chemicals permeate our lives. They're in the air you breathe, the water you drink, the personal care you slather on daily, the furniture you sit on, and even the radiation from your wireless devices around you. But to protect yourself and your loved ones, you must be proactive. You must have the knowledge and a proven plan to choose a healthy lifestyle and today's toxic world. This is no longer a luxury. It's a necessity. Someone who's going to shed light on this and something called the oxygen factor is our guest today.
Lisa Beres 03:46
Dr. Blythe Metz Mandmets is a metaphysician, thought leader, speaker and holistic healing coach who specializes in helping clients realize their self-healing design. She created corporate vitality programs to up level the mental, emotional and physical health of workforces while maximizing corporate productivity, creativity and innovation. The program greatly decreases health insurance claims helping companies save millions she's passionate about helping the youth and adults alike to understand their innate power to create the health and life experience they desire. Stay tuned till the end because Blythe is gifting our listeners with a free oxygenation session and vitality masterclass.
Ron Beres 04:33
Blythe, welcome to the show.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D. 04:36
Thank you so much! Such a great show. I'm so happy to be here. I love you guys.
Ron Beres 04:42
We love you, too. It's really great having you Blythe, we've known you for years. We think so highly of you. And gosh, we've been all on a journey together, haven't we?
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 04:50
Amen. Yes, we have gotten the message, right?
Lisa Beres 04:53
Yes, it feels like we've been doing it a long time. We have a lot of stories and a lot of history of life. It�s crazy. We're still here. We're pumping away.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 05:02
And we'll keep going. And we'll keep looking this young, right?
Lisa Beres 05:06
It's not, it's not the socialites.
Ron Beres 05:10
Is it the filters? No. Filter. Okay. It's not the filters.
Lisa Beres 05:14
For our listeners, we have no Blythe. Jeez. 10 years for sure. 12.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 05:18
I met you guys at one of your book launches. Yeah, that's where that beautiful natural beauty store. Beverly Hills on Roberts center. Yeah.
Lisa Beres 05:26
Yeah. And then you had a show which we were on. And now we're passing the torch back. We've been wanting to have you on this for so long, Ron have been talking about you for such a long time. And as you guys listeners will learn through this show. Blythe is passionate. And she's a mother of two adorable little cutie pies, that great husband, and she's just a wealth of knowledge. And so, welcome to the show of life. And I want to dive right in. So, let's get started. What is the biggest problem in traditional medicine today? As you see it? Yeah,
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 05:57
I really see the biggest problem is people not knowing that they can take personal responsibility for their health. We are in this sort of cultural trance that says that that MD in the white coat knows how to treat us knows how to cure us, right? We just believe what they say when they tell us what our options are, we think those are our options. These are our options. And I hear it from all of my clients. And even from my parents, like this is what the options are, we can do this. And we can do that. And it's like no, there's more options, there's options that your doctor is not telling you. And it's the option to really activate your self-healing design. So that's one big problem is that we don't know to take personal responsibility, because we just are in a trance that the MD knows best. And especially if we've been giving a diagnosis that creates fear in us. Now we're listening. So, another really big problem is that all the treatments are very archaic. 30 years from now the surgeries that are performed now are going to seem so archaic. The idea that we need to cut out parts of our body, especially as prevention, I mean, this notion to remove a breast to prevent cancer, cancer is a disease of acidity, it was honored the body right and treat the body as a whole. That's another really big problem. In traditional medicine, we're not treating the body as a whole, we're treating separate parts. So, for instance, with this example of like preventative mastectomy, or taking out parts of the body, cancer is a disease of ethnicity, and toxicity. So, if you remove a tissue to tissue, it'll just manifest someplace else. It's not even true. It's not real, that if you remove a body part that you won't get cancer, there's no guarantee of that. And what is so interesting to me, in medicine, we just assume you'll heal from your body part being removed. Let's take an entire organ and remove it like your uterus, you'll heal from that we know you'll heal removing parts your body, right. So, it's like the medicine tells us that well. But why couldn't we just heal the disturbance? This disruption? Right?
Lisa Beres 08:05
Yeah, it's like, I'm so refreshed by this conversation, because it's almost taboo sometimes even half this conversation. We know someone who had stage zero breast cancer, and the doctor said you need a double mastectomy,
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 08:19
Not even going to mentally emotionally spiritually what how that can affect a person.
Lisa Beres 08:23
Yeah, right. Exactly. The financial, the emotional, the physical, this person did get the double mastectomy. And it's like you said, no one's training the environment because like Ron, and I do this with your home, we're like, Hey, if you're sick, you know, you're going to get sick again. And the same environment, right that you were in. And there's that theory, right? I forget the name of that theory with the fishbowl, right?
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 08:43
It's like germ theory, terrain or in theory, right. It's like, look at the terrain.
Lisa Beres 08:47
Right. Yeah. So, and I think that you're right about the fear, because we're going to know, as I said, at the top, we were intimately involved, especially with my sister in law's cancer.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 08:55
I am so sorry for your losses.
Ron Beres 09:01
It was very difficult. I'll tell you; I didn't realize not going to the experience before. Like, it wasn't just being diagnosed with the issue. It was just the whole process around it was just treatment. Yeah, it was just constant, very ugly thing.
Lisa Beres 09:13
And until you've intimately experienced it, I don't think you realize the level because whether you got into it yourself or know someone has because you know, we see pink ribbons and bows and race for the cure and not glamorized. But no one's really talking about prevention. No one's really talking about what actually started that emotion and that.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 09:32
We already have the cure, and we've had the cure for 100 years. Nobody needs to find the cure for cancer. We already know it. So, all these fundraisers, they're just patting someone's pocket. And that is the truth. We already know the cure for cancer.
Lisa Beres 09:43
Yeah, it's so crazy, and the financial stress and we saw the families go through the financial stress, and these are these people were doing well. I guess what I'm trying to say is like, even if you're doing well, it's a financial stress for the average American, okay? You have to be really wealthy. for this not to affect you on the financial part, and then the emotional and then the fear, like you said, there is like none of my control, but it makes it even more like, you know, I'm going to make a mistake, you're the patient, you don't want to make a mistake. And so, because of that, they're afraid to do alternative because alternative has had a bad rap. Let's be honest.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 10:18
It has a bad rap. I was just looking at the American Cancer Society website. Currently, right now there's a chart that has the survival rate, the survival rates for the average of men and women between ages 50 and 59 is 13%. The survival rates between the age of 60 and 70 is like 25%. So, there's not a high survival rate from when survival only means live five years, for the most part, in terms of what they consider. So, what they're doing. It shouldn't even sell you it's not like do this and you're not like you're here, hey, ya know, it's like do this and you still only have a 13% chance.
Ron Beres 10:53
Now why is that for the stage four cancer, or just all cancer in general, no matter what stage?
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 10:57
This is a general right now on the American Cancer Society website, there's a chart that says that.
Ron Beres 11:03
Wow, and that's for any, any cancer generic, amen.
Lisa Beres 11:06
The chemotherapy route is like a ping pong match. Because we realized this after kind of going through watching what she had to go through, it's like, okay, we'll try this one, we don't know if it will work. Oh, it didn't, okay, that had all these five side effects. Now we're going to try this one. So, it's really like a very abusive to the body to put it through so much trauma.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 11:27
It's a toxic treatment, I'll just tell you that what I'm getting that from is from the American Cancer Society website, estimated number of US cancer survivors, by sex and age. So, it says, so this is an average between male and female. And then there's like males, which sometimes are a little bit higher, females are a little bit lower incidence goes back and forth, between like the decade 13% 5%, between 40 and 49 years of age 5% survival between 30 and 39 years of age 2% survival. Yeah, I mean, this is estimated number of US cancer survivors by sex and age, as of January 120 22. I mean, that is pure insanity. And that's just like a combination of all, but the treatments are extremely toxic for the body chemotherapy is extremely toxic radiation is extremely toxic surgery is extremely traumatizing to the body and requires the body to really, really, really pull it together to heal organs that have cut into now I meant sweet little boy and his nanny at the park a few weeks ago, and his mother died of cancer when he was two months old breast cancer. She was diagnosed, I looked up the father's Instagram page I felt for him. I'm like, Oh, my God, you know, you have your first baby and your wife dies. And you're like, what do I do like the baby not being able to have a milk. And I learned on his Instagram feed that she was diagnosed with this three weeks before his due date. So, let's think about this. This is a body that just created a human, perfectly healthy, awesome little human. So, she was diagnosed with cancer. But was her whole-body sick? No. And now let's really think of what cancer as when were diagnosed with cancer, we have this impression of what we think that is. Cancer is simply irregular cells. It's a generic term that we use for almost 300 different variations of cells when they're not regenerating optimally or correctly. At any point in time. We have cells that have gone cancerous in our body, and we slop them off. Because every day, we are creating stem cells and sloughing off trillions of stem cells every day. So, we're sloughing off those cells that for whatever reason, did it regenerate optimally, but in some cases, we don't in some cases, they stay there. And then if you happen to get a scan, when you have accumulation of some of these, well, guess what? Now you know, you have cancer. And you think that that means something, and you listen to your MD that says, Oh, we're going to blast you with this chemotherapy and radiation. So a woman that just had a baby, I mean, if you gave me blasted me with chemotherapy and radiation, everything that I just went through, and pregnancy, and labor and delivery, I would like I would just be like, Fuck it, take it like, I mean, you guys know, right, how hellacious that is on the body. So here you had a woman that she just created a perfect baby, she wasn't that sick. Like maybe she was a little bit nervous, you know, shields themselves that were a little bit wrong, that she had the information to get herself alkaline. And we'll talk about this later in the podcast of how science knows that an alkaline environment does not allow for cancer cells. And an oxygenated environment doesn't allow for cancer cells to reproduce. Had she had this information. I mean, she would very well likely be with her family and her boy would get to have his mother. So, it's just that idea of that we get this information that we have cancer and all of a sudden Yes, we have to do this treatment, but the treatment would make a healthy person sick and the treatment doesn't even work a lot of the time.
Lisa Beres 14:44
Oh yeah. It doesn't work and like you said the cat many people have the reoccurrence of the cancer like that was such a poignant point that you made because you chop off the arm. Well the cancer is in the body. Okay, we're circulatory so the cancer is still in the body. You chop off the arm. Yeah, the arms okay? Because it's not there. err, but then you can't guarantee that that won't come back. And it usually shouldn't say usually does because the person can modify, make modifications and change the lifestyle in the environment.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 15:10
Sometimes the person, well is so strong. Yeah, people that live through that it's because the person's will is so strong.
Lisa Beres 15:16
Because they say stage four, they say is incurable, right? You hear that? Stage four is incurable. But there's people who survived stage four, of course, well, they have secrets, you know, they have a lot of good information, and to share.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 15:28
Their body is alkaline. Yeah, that's yeah, takes, it's what it takes. And you're never going to get your body alkaline if you're doing the treatments, because the treatments are incredibly acidic to the body. So, if someone's like, Oh, I'm going to try to do some natural things and also do the treatment or the treatment will keep you acidic. That's the number one thing that needs to happen is to get your body alkaline.
Ron Beres 15:47
That's a great point. So how can people make the shift to personal responsibility? I mean, how can they do that? Because like, when they're fearful and scared, and they're told, I loved your comment about the trance, but you said something that being as the cultural trance or what was your reference?
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 16:00
Yeah, I mean, that is that people were under a cultural trance, because they just believe their MD, they just like this guy in a white coat or girl, and they just believe what they say is the truth. And their only options and this person knows everything there is to know and in reality, the MD to become an MD, you don't study how the body is designed to heal itself. That's not what you study.
Lisa Beres 16:21
They vary. I mean, we've talked to so many doctors, they admit no, we get one class and nutrition. I mean, it's like one semester, there's very, very little on nutrition. And so that's sad too, because obviously sad. Speaking of SAD, most people are eating the SAD diet, the standard American diet, which is super acidic, super acidic, popping pills, because you can mask the issues and then the cancer diagnosis or whatever the illness is, obviously this show goes beyond cancer, but it made a lot of diseases disease, right?
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 16:53
So, to really take more responsibility, you have to choose to take more responsibility, you have to choose the level of health and vitality that you want to experience. And some people don't know that they can choose that, that they can go I am deciding to be healthy, and then seek out the information that resonates with you about how to do that. Seek out the truth of how the body heals. And that's what we'll get into in this podcast when we talk about the number one health hack which I've mentioned, it's like when you really learn what the body needs, how the body is designed to heal, which is alkalinity when our bodies alkaline and the way that we keep our body alkaline is to eat 60 to 65% Fresh alkaline foods.
Lisa Beres 17:36
Okay, so that are the fizzes, the number one health hacker that you can share this, okay is to create an alkaline environment, right?
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 17:43
This is your number one health ad. If you implement this, you will not create degenerative disease in the body. Because low grade acidity is very common in America and all the westernized countries is the diets, right? And it is the root cause of everything from eyesight, weakening that we think is aging, to tooth decay to skin issues, digestive issues, hormonal issues, thyroid issues, kidney stone issues and then on to create degenerative diseases. It's like when there's small disturbances is an indication that if you don't correct the underlying acidity, it can progress into a more serious degenerative disease. So just getting alkaline literally, you will ward off all degenerative diseases, and you will live a long vital life you can live 100 plus your life, golfing and swimming and paddle boarding. You really can you don't have to degenerate. This aging, this thing we call aging, saggy skin. All of this is low grade acidity. But we certainly are meant to decline so quickly.
Lisa Beres 18:50
I've heard that term healthspan versus lifespan, I think that's such a great point. It's not about living longer. It's not about being hooked up to tubes and being sit in front of a TV all day because you can't move because your joints are sore. It's about a health span. You want to live your life. You don't want to be here longer. You want to live longer. And I think that's a huge thing that people don't think about. It's the quality of life. Do you want to grow into your older years playing tennis and golf and doing things with your friends and being social and having a great fun, joyful life? And looking forward to that? I don't think a lot of people look forward to aging because it has such a negative connotation because we do see people on 20 meds and sick and overweight and it doesn't have to be that way. And I think part of it is like Ron, you've talked about before. I think it was Tony Robbins who said the pain has to outweigh the pleasure. So, like the pleasure of the hamburger and French fries is a minute, right? But the pain of feeling bad after you eat that or long term eating that every day has to be higher to make you want to make that change.
Ron Beres 19:51
You're right. It's the perception as to the decision you're making. You have to be so strong where you're like, I don't want to eat that hamburger because I know it's not good for me ultimately and you have to have that feeling first whereas most people aren't using the low hanging fruit. So, you're somehow within the parameters of your mind making decisions that way and very few do because they go for short term gratification, but it's about conditioning your mind to make better decisions consciously for yourself.
Lisa Beres 20:15
And thinking of the long term benefit I mean, right now.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 20:18
And having the education because if you know if it's like if you think the hamburger is just about calories or weight or like, Oh, it's just not a broccoli salad. Maybe that's not enough but if you really understand acidity, and then once you really understand acidity and alkalinity, that's a really alkaline food. Okay, well then maybe have like a huge salad, lots of greens, lots of vegetables, and then a small slider. Oh, no, it's like if you really want. I know you guys don't like that because you're vegan. Yeah, right. We just have fries today. Lighter. We got you know, we don't we had a good balance. We had a veggie wrap, but they're baked fries. Okay, I will say that but the guy to cauliflower wraps. You had a potato? Yeah. And then Kevin's pryzm They're big. And we eat some of them. We don't eat the whole shebang. But yeah, I mean, it's not about deprivation. No, I love that it's about sharing their balance with alkalinity right, for sure.
Lisa Beres 21:08
Okay, so what is longevity?
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 21:10
I wanted to say this about longevity, because we're talking like you were talking about healthspan. There's a lot of very techy stuff in longevity. Now, you know, nanobots that are going to clean your blood and all this stuff. And I just want to say that when we start to talk about longevity under the lens of techie stuff, it's disempowering. We don't need the techie stuff, we need to make a choice and to choose our level of health and vitality, and then lead into it with learning more about how to do that, such as making sure our diet keeps us alkaline testing our pH with a pH strip knowing where we're at.
Lisa Beres 21:44
Yeah, because why add all this unnecessary extra procedures and extra costs, because that's all going to cost more money.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 21:51
The stem zone, the stem cell treatments that are like six figure treatments, our body creates stem cells every single day, our body listens to our command when you say I AM your commanding your body into a future, always. So, it's so important not to say, I'm tired, I'm sick, my back hurts that your body's listening. Your body's like, okay, okay. Okay. So, let's use conscious command, right. And so, it's just so important to know that we have control over this conscious command, especially when it comes to our stem cells. And that we don't need to feel like we have to spend six figures to get the stem cell treatment, which by the way, these stem cells are actually taken from the cord blood of babies and hospitals. I gave birth at Cedars Sinai for my second one, they literally gave me one piece of paper and it was to sign to donate, I can donate for free, it doesn't cost me anything to give away my baby's cord blood. I said, No, I'm going to keep my baby's going to get all their cord blood. And they're like, No, we can't do our delayed cord clamping is 60 seconds. You can't so when you have a baby, and there's a umbilical cord, you know, if you have a home birth, which is ideal and amazing, you would let your baby get all the cord blood from the umbilical cord and it might take five minutes, and it's okay. And it's not like cut the cord. Like you see, we got to have the scissors and cut the cord. It's like yeah, I mean, does that even make sense?
Ron Beres 23:10
Right? This just shows it on television all the time. Back in the day. Like that was like the first thing.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 23:17
know, you want to let the baby get all those stem cells, all that cord blood, it's so important. And if you just wait five minutes, that baby gets all those amazing stem cells. I mean, imagine going from one world into another then you're just like cut like no, it also like eases the process for that baby who's like been inside this wet womb and to the air and it just the whole thing. But there's this whole OBGYN doctrine of why you can't have delayed cord clamping why they have to clamp the cord at 60 seconds because the baby will get cold and when I questioned my OBGYN about it, she got very snoot. And it was like very smart people make this decision there. And it was just ridiculous. I was like, wow. But they're using that cord blood and then they sell it because it's what's more precious on the planet besides water and sunlight than fresh them.
Lisa Beres 24:10
Oh, yeah. I didn't know that. They're selling it making money on it. You're not getting paid for it.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 24:16
Oh, no, we can donate it. Like oh sign it
Lisa Beres 24:20
They're not going to donate.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 24:21
And it's under the auspices that it's helping someone that you're donating it and that's not what it's used for. They sell. The whole point of it is just to empower people that the choice of awesome health is always within their reach. Nobody has to spend you know, no one has to have a six-figure treatment to rejuvenate and regain optimal wellness your body's creating stem cells every single day.
Lisa Beres 24:44
Yeah, youthfulness is not you know, limited to the rich and the famous. I mean, that's not how it's supposed to be and that's odd to when you think of it. Oh, only certain people can look young. And I'm of the belief too. And I know you are blind that like our body knows how to take care of itself, right? It knows how to heal. And so, when you put in a foreign because in that case, it's a foreign it's a stem cell from someone else you're putting in something foreign and or putting something in, that your body already naturally makes. It's messing up the one of my trends, the balance, because now your body's like, oh, I don't need to make because that happens a lot, right where your body will die. I don't need to make that because now I'm getting it that happens with a lot of things that are put into the body. The body will react to it.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 25:26
And then that's worse, right? That your body's like, yeah, you're not doing yourself any favors. They're super interesting.
Lisa Beres 25:33
Wow. So okay, so what is the oxygen factor?
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 25:37
Oxygen, oh my gosh, we're zooming in, right? Like we can go a couple weeks, maybe even a couple months without food, we can go several days without water. We cannot go moments without oxygen. It is our primary healing nutrient on this planet. Right. And we don't realize many of us that we can take in more of it. If we choose, we can take in more of it if we choose. So, in 1940, Dr. Otto Walberg won a Nobel Prize for discovering cancer cells are not fueled by oxygen, like regular cells are, our cells are fueled by oxygen, cancer cells are not. That's how we know when there's ample oxygen in the body cancer cells can't survive. So, this is really powerful information. Now, hyperbaric oxygen treatments have been getting more and more visibility, but still, a lot of people don't know or they don't have access to hyperbaric oxygen, or to greater oxygen, they just don't. So, science has known this for over 100 years that where there's ample oxygen, there is no disease. It's not just cancer, it's Candida is and all kinds of inflammation, where there's ample oxygen, there is no disease, and also the connection then, with oxygenation and alkalinity. When our body is properly oxygenated, when we have the proper level of oxygen in our body, our bodies alkaline if we're low oxygen in our body, our bodies acidic. So, when we can practice oxygenation sessions when we breathe, this is what I do with my corporate teams. When we do breath practices together, I mean, I just taking deep breaths in all different ways. Alternative nostril breathing, and breathing into your back body and all different parts of your body opening yourself up, really getting oxygen into your joints into your brain when you have an intention to do something your body does. And just knowing to bring more oxygen into the body. That changes everything.
Lisa Beres 27:35
So, the way we can increase our oxygen is the deep breathing. Right? Because I've heard we breathe very shallow.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 27:42
We breathe very shallow.
Lisa Beres 27:43
Yeah, like it sometimes if you hear someone sleeping, it'll be like, right and when it really should be. Right. And even longer than
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 27:54
was actually if you're sleeping. You should breathe in and out of your nose.
Lisa Beres 27:57
Yeah, right. But I was trying. I was trying to make a sound effect.
Ron Beres 28:03
Lisa does have a nose whistle.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 28:05
Okay. Thanks, Ron.
Lisa Beres 28:09
I do not.
Ron Beres 28:11
I think I thought she was making fun of me snoring so I had to say something quick.
Lisa Beres 28:16
Ron snore sometimes.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 28:17
Keep practice. Have you ever tried using mouth paper on?
Ron Beres 28:22
Interesting you say that actually, my brother has. And he said that works pretty well. And this has not been a consistent problem. It probably depends on what I'm eating or whatever the moment is. I do try those nasal strips. And I have done that before work great. Actually, if I'm congested and right.
Lisa Beres 28:37
It's like a big problem.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 28:38
The amount of tape is something that you can do for like three or four nights in a row and usually just corrects it, which is why it's such a great thing. And mouth tape is like any first aid tape that you can get at any store. Yeah, you just use any like first aid tape. And why it's awesome is that it actually corrects it. Because that's how fast your body can adjust. So, you put that for like a night or two and then your body's like Oh, I'm just supposed to be breathing through my nose and then it adjusts and then you're done.
Lisa Beres 29:02
As long as your nose isn't stuffed up.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 29:03
Yeah, right then it's a problem.
Ron Beres 29:06
This is a great tip because I think my brother actually took something that was made commercially that I thought you were talking about mouth here.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 29:14
I'm sure someone is like come up with that. Yeah.
Ron Beres 29:16
So, this is literally first aid tape that wow, do you tape your mouth with it?
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 29:20
You can either take like a one-inch piece and tape it this way.
Ron Beres 29:24
I see. Okay, so he is okay.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 29:26
And he just literally just tape your mouth closed. And it just helps tells your body that Oh, I must breathe out using your nose. Don't do it every night. Yeah, obviously don't do with your nose and stuff. When you breathe through your nose. It just helps you sleep so much better. And if you don't have dry mouth and all of that.
Lisa Beres 29:41
Yeah, your brother was having dry mouth.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 29:43
Yeah, exactly the hydrating and they say we lose what does it a quarter cup of water every night just in like sweating and breathing. So, we want to hydrate first thing but yeah, if you're breathing through your nose, you'll lose less water than if you're breathing through your mouth. Which is why people are like aches and pains in the morning they get out of bed. They're like aches and pains. A lot of the time is dehydration is we're not think about your joints if the water is compressed, or if it's not there, when you hydrate, it fills up. And you don't have these aches and pains right now. Mm hm.
Lisa Beres 30:12
And we've talked about urine before on this podcast, but just looking at your urine and seeing what color it is, because a lot of people have dark yellow. And that's a sure sign of dehydration, you really need light clear.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 30:26
In the morning, it'll be darker. If you got all night without urinating. And when you test your pH, it's actually best to test it first thing in the morning. And that because that's when you get a good baseline reading and you want to test versus urine in the morning for like five or six days. So, you can get a sort of like your average. And that's how you'll really know. But yeah, for the rest of the day, you why your urine pretty almost even water clear.
Lisa Beres 30:47
Yeah, exactly. So where can we get the test strips just anywhere, Amazon,
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 30:51
any CVS or drugstore? Amazon, they're like $8. Okay, and it's really good to test your pH to know where you are. That's the first thing I do with all my clients that tells me where we are. And going back to the first question. That's another thing. It's like medicine only deals with a problem, we're not in prevention, because they're not testing for that they're not trying to prevent what's to come. They're dealing with it once it's happened. And that's where we want medicine to go is like prevent it from happening. And honestly, the best way to do that is to test your pH you can do yourself from a drugstore, Amazon pH strips, know where you're at. And if you're between a 6.5 and a 7.5, you want to be seven, you want to be between a seven and 7.5. And you'll know what that means when you get a Ph strip because that chart will be on the package. So, seven is neutral below seven is acidic above seven is alkaline. So, if you are between 6.5 and 7.5. And you might vary between there, you want to make sure you're eating at least a 65% Alkaline Diet, which Alkaline foods are fresh fruits and vegetables, most seeds and nuts, ideally sprouted, and herbs. And if you're below 6.5, you really want to try to eat an 85% Alkaline Diet until you raise it. And the thing that's awesome about the body is you could have spent decades eating processed foods or just highly acidic foods, even if they're gourmet, the best of the best meats and cheeses. Those are acidic foods. So even a lot of grains are acidic foods, quinoa happens to be alkaline, which is awesome. So, if you've spent decades eating more acidic foods, and your body's slightly acidic, what's amazing about the body is it will correct in a matter of a couple of weeks. Wow. That's incredible. So, if you eat an 80 to 85% alkaline diet, you won't have to always, you'll see yourself get up to between 6.5 and 7.5 in that morning urine. But where you really want to be to heal is at least 7.1 You want to even 7.1 and 7.4 If you're healing something, you got to get yourself into that because the body regenerates optimally and perfectly at 7.1 to 7.4. And that's what science tells us.
Lisa Beres 32:55
Are you going to pretty much have an average in a week you're not going to be like really acidic one day and really are you going to kind of be close?
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 33:01
You're going to have an average that's why you should take it every day to get that baseline and that's why you do it first thing in the morning. Because if you do it later in the afternoon after you have a green juice, it'll show more alkaline. Yeah, just peed out your green juice. Right? Right. So, this is like when you haven't gone to the bathroom for at least six hours. So, it has a chance to a truer reading.
Lisa Beres 33:18
Okay, now coffee, but obviously coffee is aesthetic, right? So, give us like okay, what would we have in the morning a tea is tea acidic too?
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph. D 33:26
Tea is acidic too. So, this is what I always suggest to people. You just balance it. I will take a handful of chlorella, spirulina tablets that are beautifully alkaline I'll take a handful a ton of those with a glass of water and then have my coffee with almond milk and almond milk is alkaline. That's what I do because I'm still nursing and I'm up a couple times a night and I'm like really into coffee right now. But I don't drink coffee is not awesome. I would like to let go of coffee but right now I'm going to phase right and I know a lot of my clients and people really love coffee. So, it's like there is you can do that can just make sure you're balancing it or have a fruit smoothie and a coffee. Have your fruit smoothie with your coffee instead of like coffee and then fruit smoothie. either have the fruit smoothie before so you're giving yourself a base of alkalinity or just have them together.
Lisa Beres 34:14
Yeah, I'm in the giving up coffee mode. I don't know why it's just not agreeing with me lately.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 34:18
There's a lot of great options. Yeah,
Lisa Beres 34:20
there's the Chagachinno which Chagachinno is a mushroom coffee I'll give a shout out to MUD and Chagacinno are both too I love mud. Yeah, they're medicinal mushrooms. And they're adaptogens it tastes like coffee. The mud really tastes well. It's more like a hot chocolate. It's kind of a hot chocolate in the coffee because it has a little cacao in it. And it's so soothing and yummy in the morning and it doesn't upset your stomach like coffee can and it is a little pricey. That's the only thing but you kind of look at it like it's medicinal. It's a supplement. Yeah, so you look at it like my supplement and my coffee. Yeah, but Okay, and so we want more fruits, more leafy greens, more veggies. What about for dinner?
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 35:00
I also want to say lemon water is such a good cheat for alkalinity, lemon, lemon, lemon, everything's lemons are acidic, they are alkaline producing in the body, what you want are foods that are alkaline producing in the body. So, you squeeze that lemon water, it's so helping you alkalize. And then another really great alkaline cheater is liquid chlorophyll, you just put that liquid chlorophyll and some water and down it and that's a really great alkaline. So, you're asking about dinner. So what I always suggest to people is just make sure you're getting like wherever you are in your pH if you need to be eating 65 or 85% alkalinity you just want to have most of your dinner veg, you just want to like do a stir fry, have it be all veg and then if you're eating me and have a beef chicken or whatever me and if you're not have it be your tofu or your grain, whatever that other percentage whatever people eat, that's highest for their bio individuality, do that. But just fall in love with new veg people. Sometimes it's another one of those things that our mirror neurons picked up from childhood where there was like the veg was the small portion on the plate. And then there was like this whole plate of pasta. It's like get creative.
Lisa Beres 36:06
Right? So many amazing vegetables now. It's like new people are coming up with the coolest vegetables. It's true. I mean, we always talk about this like when we grew up it was broccoli, carrots, asparagus, and I don't know like there were like five vegetables. We rotated mashed potatoes vocab that nail had butter, by the way. And so now it's like, especially as we went vegan Ron and I was like what that's a vegetable like the beautiful rainbow carrots. I remember the first time I ordered them. I was like, I never knew that were colored carrots, purple carrots and all these. Yeah. And then what are the other new stuff around?
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 36:42
We I love Romanesco cauliflower. My daughter loves that. Have you guys had Romanesco cauliflower? Oh, I mean cauliflower. That's like, he has these little like points like these little horns,
Lisa Beres 36:51
It's so really delicious to try that see that we could go on about and of course brussels sprouts are really popular now at all the restaurants and so is roasted cauliflower.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 37:00
Cauliflower, like buffalo cauliflower, ya know, at least for such a great base for so many things. You can make cauliflower, the ground cauliflower with your Bolognese sauce instead of ground beef. You know, there's just so many things you can do with cauliflower.
Lisa Beres 37:14
Blythe is an amazing chef too. Because when we met you, you had your own show, which was focused on food a lot, right? Raw food and yeah, healing food. Healing food. Yeah. Oh, one more question. And I think I know the answer. But I want your opinion on this. Does alkaline water actually help with your alkalinity? Drinking alkaline?
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 37:34
Yeah, probably. I've never really read a study that shows people drinking it and how it affects their body, I would say that it couldn't hurt unless you're overly alkaline. And then you're making yourself over the alkaline which you don't want either. But that is very rare, very rare, I was very, very rare.
Lisa Beres 37:54
Because I had heard that the alkaline water is alkaline in the cup. And then when you drink it, your stomach acid changes it. So, all that money being spent on alkaline water isn't translating, and that there isn't actually a study, this is what I've heard. I don't know if this is true. So, listeners, if you know of a study, put it in the comments. Supposedly there's not a study showing that the alkaline water changes your pH.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 38:15
That's really interesting. I would say when you're drinking, you can test the water and you can see what the pH of the water is. And the water if the pH of the water is 7.1 or higher. If you're drinking it, I would say how could it not affect you. Because if you're drinking acidic stuff, if you're drinking coffee, which is probably like a 5.9 or something or even maybe a little lower, that's affecting us. So, I would say that I think everything that we're contributing to our body is contributing in some way. So, I don't think it can hurt. But I think that you can always alkalize your water with a couple drops of minerals with trace minerals, which is a lot less expensive than buying alkaline water. I have an alkaline water filter or like an arrow system that has the alkaline minerals with it. So, it creates alkaline water. Yeah, we do too. It's very inexpensive. Yeah, they're very inexpensive.
Lisa Beres 39:02
They're really good at reverse osmosis. And I love your lemon water tip. I try to do that every morning.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 39:08
People think lemons are acidic and they are alkaline producing in the body and it's one I mean don't you just feel more beautiful when you're having lemon water and limes.
Lisa Beres 39:16
You have a glow.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 39:18
You're looking at yourself in the mirror drinking water.
Lisa Beres 39:20
And you look great today. Isn't my lemon water.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 39:26
It's my lemon water.
Lisa Beres 39:28
You don't look like you just had a caramel latte. Let's not even go down that path if you're doing caramel latte.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 39:38
Like a 700-calorie coffee. Oh my God. Whatever it is, I don't Yeah.
Ron Beres 39:44
Blythe, what can people do to have 100 plus your life of health and vitality. I think you've kind of described what they can do. But is there another tip you can provide us.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 39:55
Really just eat the ratio of alkalinity to get yourself alkaline. That's an important thing and choose just to reiterate what we've gone through, just choose it. Choose your level of health, choose your level of vitality, and your level of longevity, you can declare, I'm going to have 100 plus your life, a vital health 120 plus your life 140 plus your life, I know that we can create that. And there's so many people in the longevity field that are also knowing that we can create that some of whom, though, are like we can create that by all these technologies. And I really feel in my body, that our body is the highest god technology available to us. And then if we just understand how our consciousness creates our body, and our reality are all of it right? But we can use our brain to heal our body, we can use our conscious choice to decide I am healthy and vital. You're going to live a long life.
Ron Beres 40:54
I love how you said declare. So our word is our one two, you mentioned you know, speaking only things that are positive in this podcast. And that reminds me of a very popular author from the early 20s 1920s Rightly so. Florence Scovel? Right? Yeah, I was scared to say her last name.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 41:15
Your Word Is Your Wand. That's right. She does say that I've read I think all of her books.
Ron Beres 41:19
A Game of Life and How to Play It. I mean, the very powerful, right?
Lisa Beres 41:24
And the Secret Door to Success. I think she has four books. Yeah, we're obviously big fans. Yeah, you're right and mastering your mind because she really talks about what you're saying life is like that mantra of I am healthy and I'm going to live a long and healthy life isn't just a one off. You don't just do that once, right? You need to be consistent with that thought.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 41:45
You need to keep choosing it. Yeah, cuz sometimes when people say I am something and they don't feel like they are then they feel like they're lying to themselves. And then that doesn't arise when you say I choose this. That feels right to you. Oh,
Lisa Beres 41:54
That's a good one. Should you get into that? Okay, yeah, like someone's sick someone listening right now who might be sick and you're not feeling like maybe you're going to get better start with that until you believe that and then I choose.
Blythe Metz-M�ndmets Ph.D 42:05
I choose. I'll invite vitality. Yeah. Also get help them right. Like if you're on this journey, and it resonates with you, and you don't know. And you need support in creating that 100 plus year life of health and vitality, get support. Get help. Yeah, join a group free masterclass, because that will help. I will be giving you a link to that. Join that and get the support that you need. Because it makes all the difference. And you know what, when you hear other people's stories, when you hear the stories of people that have healed from amazing things, then it makes it then your mirror neurons go oh yeah, I can do and then you do.
Lisa Beres 42:41
Right. Be inspired by people who have what you want. Don't be envious. Be inspired, be encouraged, let that be your life. And we can all be that to each other. Thank you Blaze. This was incredible. And to learn more about Blythe's work and services, visit Blythenaturalliving.com Or you can also visit her at Blythemetz.com And I'll put the links in the show notes. If you're like us, Ron and I and you don't love laborious cooking recipes check out Blythe five-minute healthy recipes at healthy recipes in five.com. I'm going there this weekend I need
Ron Beres 43:21
to claim your free oxygenation session and vitality masterclass with wife had to ronandlisa.com forward slash podcast for the link. We'll have all the links in the show notes at Ronlisa.com/podcast. Stay tuned next week, friends and get ready to up level your health. See you then. Bye.
Lisa Beres 43:42
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