Dr. Wayne Pickering, The Mango Man, says: "Eat more, weigh less in 27 days … guaranteed!"

Dr. Wayne “The Mango Man” Pickering, creator of the brand new MangoManDiet shows you all the best fruit and vegetables to eat (which, by the way, contain the best fluids for our bodies) and is now completely revised and has all the best recipes for an awesome, healthy program with the recipes designed specifically for each month of the year and according to what is in season.

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More on Sleep

Here are some things to observe about sleep as a whole:

  • The more comfortable the body is physically in bed, the more favorable conditions for a deeper phase of sleep. Sound sleep is the objective.
  • The better the blood circulates, the more apt you are to get a good night’s sleep and then the greater the restorative, regenerative and eliminative powers.
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  • The better the ventilation in the room where we sleep, the sounder the sleep.
  • The ideal temperature of the air we breath throughout the night should be from 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Those who eat excessive cooked foods and animal products always require more sleep as they have more poisons to eliminate from their bodies.
  • Do not drink before going to bed. It wears on your kidneys and other eliminative organs more than it should.
  • The last meal of the day should be ideally about 4-5 hours before retiring.
  • Light interferes with sleep.
  • A nap is usually about an hour or less.
  • Foul odors disturb sleep. Pleasant smells in the room from ope windows really add to a deep sleep.
  • Comfortable mattresses are best. Not hard surfaces. We need to have a comfortable mattress to rest on. And that is determined by your body type and what feels comfortable to you. The real thing to be concerned about in selecting a mattress is for maximum comfort and maximum circulation and air flow.
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We could easily divide our 24 hours into three groups of 8 hours: 8 hours work, 8 hours free time to do as we please, and 8 hours of sleep/rest. And I’m writing sleep/rest as they are two entirely different entities.

Sleep is the condition where consciousness has ceased. Rest is the period of inactivity where the body regroups some of its expended energy. I’ll mention four kinds of rest here:

  1. Physical rest is where we just sit or lay down for a bit to relax.
  2. Mental rest is where we detach the mind from any and all intellectual activity.
  3. Sensory rest is where we engage in just being quiet without using our eyes. We always will hear things, even when we are asleep, but not be conscious of it.
  4. Emotional rest is where we withdraw from interaction with the ups and downs of life. Basically, rest is the ceasing of all ways of using up our energy, which allows the body to redirect its energy to restoration.

Without sleep, we would eventually die in misery in a very short amount of time.

Sleep soothes and rests the muscles, nerves and brain, which is one of our best natural rejuvenators. When we sleep, it’s at that time we regenerate, repair and become prepared for new activity. Without nerve energy, the brain and body would be functionless. Vitality could be defined largely as nerve energy. This nerve energy is to humans what the battery is to the automobile It’s the spark of our existence. It is every bit as important to our health as all the other things we’ve discussed so far — for example, air, water, food, sunshine, attitude — all of which will assist us in staying well for life.

So the real purpose of sleep and rest is to regenerate nerve energy. There are several ways our body gets its energy; three of which are rest/sleep, nutrition and exercise (mitochondria activity!). But let’s talk about the rest/sleep portion of our lives. When we are sleeping, it’s during that time when there are several other things that are going on in the body that are not nearly as prevalent as when we are awake.

For example, the body is repairing cells, digesting and assimilating food we ate that day. It’s healing tissues and organs, making new cells, replenishing cells with fuel, eliminating waste by the proper channels. Our muscles then tense, our pulse rate, blood pressure, body temperature all rise and fall. We become sexually aroused, and many other activities are in place. Only part of the brain is asleep, but it’s at this time when all those other things I just mentioned are going on in the body via the nervous system. We all have anywhere from 75-100 trillion cells in our body that is entirely governed and connected to the brain. So it’s at this time the brain gets the most regeneration of its nerve energy.

One of the reasons why we are having so much stress in our lives is that we are not allowing the body to take care of itself.

As the saying goes, “The rest of our days depends upon the rest of our nights.”

By the way, notice how important sleep/rest really is to the body. If we don’t get enough of it, we just conk out, so to speak; the body takes it whether we like it or not. One of the most effective forms of torture in concentration camps was in keeping people awake by slapping them and throwing water on them until they just crack and start talking without much conscious effort.

Not a very fun existence, right?

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I am often amused at how many folks refer to nutrition when they talk about “supplements.” Let me set the record straight for all those who are proponents of supplements. Supplementation is NOT nutrition. It’s just as it says it is: supplementation! Here’s the best definition of nutrition I can come up with: Nutrition is nothing more than a series of four processes the body employs to make food materials available for the body to use. It takes place without thought or conscious effort as it’s an innate response from the superior wisdom of the body we were born with. That’s all nutrition is. It doesn’t heal, cure or do anything for that matter. It’s the body that performs the processes.

Now, let’s look at supplementation. Supplements are just that — supplements. They’re not “circumvents.” We should be thinking of supplements (vitamins and minerals in the multitude of ways they are sold — i.e., pills, potions, lotions etc.) as something to complement the meal not to take the place of the meal. So I decided to ensure that in all these 30-plus years I’ve spent in the business of nutrition, that I focus my effort and knowledge on teaching the meal. If we can get the meal down, then supplementation will serve us a lot better. And here’s an interesting thought: if vitamin supplements are supposed to make us feel better, then we should at some point get to where we don’t need them anymore. But it appears that we always increase the dosage as we go. It’s not my intent to pooh-pooh supplements, but rather to put them in the proper perspective.

But then there’s so much confusion about this subject of just plain sensible eating that it was my quest to teach those who wanted more zest in their lives exactly how we are designed to eat. Let’s understand that we all digest food exactly the same way. That’s the basis for my “Perfect Diet” program.

I will make this challenge to anyone who is reading this post: If you can prove me wrong on that statement, I will buy you what you want. If you put horses in Africa, China or the U.S., they will all digest food the same way; they are species-specific. We are humans — species specific. We all digest food the EXACT SAME WAY! Go to any anatomy or physiology book and you will never find Wayne Pickering’s name, Judith Dacey or Nick or Darlene Nicholas’ names there! What you will find is where it says that as a species, when food is introduced to the mouth, this happens; when it hits the stomach, this happens; and so forth right on through the entire alimentary canal.

But let’s give supplementation the benefit of the doubt here. A classic line by the great Joe Marino, a fellow speaker and friend of mine in Jacksonville, Fla., always makes me crack up: “Nobody likes change except a wet baby.”

It has helped me to understand why it’s easier to get someone to change their marriage, their job, their religion or even their home than it is to change their diet. Also, people would rather take a quality supplement than to try to make a lot of changes in their diet. I guess it’s a comfort zone type of thing. Well, we had to address this and design our own line of high potent, quality, totally safe herbal line of supplements! We were adamant about this as our reputation was at stake, and I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it. These are also available from our web site.

I will close with saying that no matter what anyone else tries to tell you, the bottom line is, “if we want to be tough, we’ve got to eat good stuff!” Treat yourself to the very best, as you are the best you’ve got. Stay terrific!

Does Nutrition Heal Disease?

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I rode my bike on the beach with my good friend, John, to the Ponce Inlet jetty, which is 46 miles round-trip, start to finish, and it was a hot one, at that. But we had some time to go over some questions about the Hepatitis “C” he has.

His main concern was, would nutrition heal this problem? Since he’s doing the chemotherapy route, (much to my discouragement) he has been going through some real changes, and they have affected him greatly. But with his schooling in the “treat disease” mentality, it was too much to try to get him to do it up better.

I think this would be good for us to consider. There are more roads to Daytona from Tampa than just I-4, and some of them are so scenic. There are more avenues of pursuit to overcome an illness than the traditional route of chemotherapy and radiation, etc., in John’s case. Sure, a grenade will kill the mice in your garage, but you also won’t have a garage anymore.

All nutrition is, is a series of four processes that the body employs to make food materials available for the body to use. (Thanks to Dr. Alec Burton in Australia for making that clear many years ago!) So there is nothing magical about nutrition. It doesn’t heal or cure a doggone thing. It’s just a method for getting the food value to the body. The body, when it has the elements of health in place, will do some miraculous things. And with the thousands of testimonials we’ve received over the past 25-plus years I’ve been teaching nutrition, it’s really opened my eyes. In short, food doesn’t act, it’s acted upon — by the body. There’s no pill, herbal remedy, drug, supplement, or food for that matter that will ever heal … cut and dry; it’s that simple.

But poor nutrition can cause problems, and I really like what former Surgeon General of the United States had to say about it back when he held that office:

15 out of 21 deaths in this country are caused by POOR NUTRITION!”

Now that is a pretty strong statement when you count all the accidents, murders, etc., that 15 out of 21 deaths in this country are a result of poor nutrition.

It’s through nutrition that we came into existence; through nutrition that we have whatever vigor we possess. And our health corresponds precisely to the quality of our nutrition. This is true with all plant and animal life. Living organisms, wherever found, with all their wonderful capacities and enjoyments, are merely the results of nutrition and drainage!

Notice how your plants thrive when they get good nutrition and have good drainage, but will soon die in their own sewage from lack of proper drainage and starve from lack of good nutrition.

The basic four food groups that hang on the school-house walls are nothing more than advertisements from those industries. The consequences of believing in the four food groups are many. Just to name a few:

  1. 1 out of 2 of our people die of heart attacks
  2. 1 in 10 women have breast cancer
  3. Obesity is epidemic in this country
  4. The only way you won’t die of cancer is that you’ll die of a heart attack first

The list goes on and on. If you have diabetes, you’ll have to look forward to losing your hands, feet, legs, sight, etc. Not a pretty picture; so what can you do? If all these things are related to diet, then let’s clean it up and get on with keeping the fun in living!

Dr. Charles Mayo said, “let me repeat one solemn truth, which should be repeated over and over again each day until everybody comprehends its meaning and acts upon it: normal resistance to disease is directly dependent upon adequate food.” (By the way, the Mango Man’s philosophy is, “if you want to be tough, you’ve got to eat good stuff.”)

Now, if you want some good fresh oats, you’ll have to pay a fair price for them; however, if you can be satisfied with oats that already have been through the horse, well, those come a little cheaper. The price of quality food is insignificant when it comes to the enormous benefits of what we have discovered over these last 25-plus years with the best food. Check some of them out:

  1. Less body fat
  2. More energy
  3. Skin problems disappear
  4. Constipation becomes a thing of the past
  5. The stomach products that fizz-fizz relief, “faze” out
  6. Medical bills are drastically reduced
  7. Grocery bills are much less
  8. Your clothes fit better
  9. Sweeter smelling breath
  10. Your attitude sharpens
  11. Your circulation improves
  12. Your muscle tone increases
  13. You sleep more soundly (sleep apnea and snoring disappear)
  14. Less nervous tension

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I’ve been in dozens of countries and studied a lot of people who have reached the age of 100, and they all did certain things that kept them healthy. I call them the nine biological imperatives and they form an acronym: A NEW START.

A … stands for ATTITUDE. The people I studied all had a reverence for their health. I’ve noticed when kids don’t want to learn, they don’t learn too much; but when they have a genuine enthusiasm for learning something … well, they learn a heap. I feel this is true with our health. All through my life I didn’t care about my health until I lost it. Then it became my main focus. I understand now that things don’t just happen, they happen justly. So, I guess there was some divine reason for my being sick for so long. One thing for sure is I’ve learned that it’s much easier being healthy as it’s a real challenge being sick!

N … stands for NUTRITION. There’s nothing mystical about nutrition. Nutrition is a series of four processes that the body employs to make food for our bodies to use. Food doesn’t cure or heal – our body does that. And food doesn’t act; it’s acted upon by the body. But it is through nutrition that we came into existence, and it’s through nutrition that we have whatever vigor we possess. Our health corresponds precisely to the quality of our nutrition.
E … stands for EXERCISE. The main focus of exercise is to have fun and just do it! When you are in front of your computer for quite some time and need some relief, just stand up and sit down five times without using your hands to get in and out of the chair; each time you stand up you use 102 moves just to do that. And when you sit back down again, you do the same thing. So five times will create 1,020 moves! Researchers from The University of Southern California found that people under pressure could make difficult decisions 20% better if they just stood up! They discovered that merely standing up arouses your nervous system by increasing your heart rate 10 beats per minute.
W … stands for WATER. The people I studied stressed drinking good clean water. A phrase that a lot of Olympic athletes I interviewed all echoed was, “Don’t drink the crap from the tap!” Distilled water is the best way to go.

S … stands for SUNSHINE. We can overdo anything; but sunshine in small doses is excellent for good health. Although I do encourage my clients to stay out of the sun between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm.
T … stands for TENACITY. The greatest ability in the world is “stickability.” See it all through, and it WILL happen for you.
A … stands for AIR. I’ve been in places where I didn’t have that luxury of fresh air for periods of time. As an athlete, I’ve learned that the person who wins in any activity is the one with the best oxygen. According to Jenny Steinmetz, Ph.D., a psychologist at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hayward, Calif., “Taking 4 deep breaths with a 7-second inhale and an 8-second exhale is the quickest way to reverse the ill effects of stress.” Smell a rose, blow out a candle … ahhhh, and it’s still free.
R … stands for REST. All these healthy people over 100 indulged in a daily nap and good rest at night. I’ve learned it’s the fastest way to feel better. Whenever I feel a little low for whatever the reason, I try to get a half-hour to an hour nap during the day, time permitting. I’ve observed during my travels in dozens of countries that we are the only culture that avoids naps in the day and make excuses not to take them.
T … stands for TEMPERANCE (or MODERATION) — the second T. We can’t have everything in life – where in the world would we put it?

We have over 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the body to keep us working — that’s two-and-a-half times around the globe all the while pumping enough blood in your lifetime to fill a freight train 25 miles long. Be good to yourself … we’re awesome whether we like it or not!

How Do You Treat Disease?

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I would first of all like to say that I don’t treat disease. Disease is the body’s resistance against a cause or series of causes. My greatest lesson when it comes to being healthy is actually in three parts:

1. We never catch disease; we earn it as it stems from the crud in the blood from being drunk with junk! I know that sounds like the antithesis of our educational system, but it has saved my life more than once.

2. We are all healthy automatically by design and sick only by default. Everything the body does is for the sake of survival or self-preservation. If you cut yourself, whether we like it or not, innately the would starts to heal. Sometimes it takes longer to heal depending on the amount of poison we have in our body that the body has to deal with on a normal basis. I would encourage you to go to my website, http://www.mangomanblog.com, and read all the free one-page articles. Click on free stuff on the right and go to the article section and read about the nine things that will keep you healthy all the time. Then click on either “The Complete Wellness System” and/or “The Perfect Diet Program” along with a multitude of testimonials for you to read and reflect on.

3. We only get well by what comes out of us, never by what goes into us. This one is a real biggie. In so many words, beat it, don’t treat it or you’ll cheat it. The only way I could help you or your loved one is to lay out the foundation for being healthy with a strong emphasis on sensible eating and fitness.

Does it ever seem peculiar to you that dog and cat food commercials stress the nutritional qualities of the foods, mentioning that optimal food gives your pet the best chance of growing well and living healthfully? Why, do you ask, are children’s foods marketed for their colors, shapes, exciting qualities and deliciousness, but not for the nutrient quality? Adult foods are promoted for their speed of delivery, their zest, zing and sizzle, but rarely for their health-building qualities. Why are these food commercials invariably followed by commercials for antacids? Did you ever wonder about that? Something to think about.

We are marvels by design and are never made to be sick at any age, no matter what anyone else says. Old age doesn’t cause sickness. If that was the case, then everyone who was old would be sick, and we know that just isn’t the case.

I only wish I had known this kind of information when I was so sick that life was always a problem to be solved rather than a joy to be lived. In all my years in this life-changing business of health, I have never found one shred of evidence in all the motivational books, The Bible, or any of the other self-help books to support the notion that we are in this world to be either sick, fat, miserable or broke. We are all here to have abundance in life and not created to be sick. I know that this information was a revelation to me and in turn I trust it will be for you! We can’t poison ourselves from the time we get up to the time we go to bed at night without developing some kind of problem. And the longer we try to appease the condition and continue the same habits that got us sick in the first place, well we will ultimately find ourselves in a worse condition.

This is like any other Law of Nature, much like the Law of Gravity. We can’t jump out of a 10-story building and expect to go Northeast. You can bet we’ll go South with great haste. In summation, do healthy things and you are rewarded handsomely with glowing health. You’re special and deserve it! I believe that with all my heart and soul. And sometimes somebody else has to believe in us until the belief in ourselves kicks in. I could talk to you for hours about your unique qualities and attributes.

If you have enough fortitude
to develop an attitude
of sincere gratitude
for your body’s magnitude,
you will have an aptitude
to reach a higher latitude
for an ultimate attitude!

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