Monthly Archives: September 2013

Tara Rayburn (pt 2)

tara rayburn’s reasons for being (Pt. 2 of 2)


My top three healthy living tips that I would like to share with you are:


1) Take 3 deep breaths before each meal and be mindful in chewing your food properly. Doing this can improve your digestion.


2) Vow to get enough sleep 80 to 90% of the time. Your body heals at night. If you do not sleep enough, your body does not heal properly.


3) Consume a source of probiotics every night before bed. This helps your body build its inner ecosystem.



It doesn’t really matter where you start, it just matters that you start somewhere!   It can be as small as purchasing a stainless steel water bottle or as involved as learning how to make homemade soup. Choosing one thing to try on for at least one week starts the ball rolling in the right direction. It just takes that inertia being generated. The decision to improve followed by energy directed toward your goal of being a healthy person now is a powerful thing.




You can find out more about Tara and her journey to live a healthier life by going to: or

Darren Wayne (pt 2)

Darren Wayne’s reasons for being (Pt. 2 of 3)


Kamala Appel:  It is frustrating to want to help people and to feel like people are pushing against you.  It’s like you’re trying to give someone who is dying of dehydration a glass of water and all of the sudden a sandstorm hit you.  I mean it’s like wow, you’re trying to do a good thing and that you have the system kind of working against you.  That’s part of what I would like to achieve just to be able to empower the everyday person to empower the next everyday person next to them.  So I’m sure you have some great advice to share with people listening to this or reading it.  What would be three easy straightforward tips that you could share with people that would be manageable and really help them stay motivated and live a healthier life?

Darren Wayne:  Yes three, the first one is start reading labels especially the back.  Everyone knows that you can see the ingredients on the label but for some reason people think it’s so complicated.  I don’t know why reading a small label on a bottle is ever complicated?  Just read it and if you can’t read it then ask someone else to read it.  You can see actually what’s in that food but unfortunately people who buy vitamins for example, they will find the cheapest prettiest label they can get their hands on and go, “yippee, I’m getting nutrition!”  But little do they know according to USA Today, MSNBC, and even the LA Times recently said that that vitamin supplements are now increasing the death rate in Americans.  If you look at the ingredients, you’ll see probably 2 to 50 different carcinogens added especially on vitamin labels; they have magnesium stearates, sulfuric acid, silica, guar gum, yellow die #5, and all of these excipients.  If you ingest consistently every single day, it’s going to add up, it doesn’t leave your body like people think.  It stays stored in your fat cells for years building up and eventually when you’re fat cells, your liver and other filtering organs like kidneys too that can’t digest or process these chemicals.  It’s then released to the blood stream and damages organs, and this is where you get a lot of the diseases in this country.  That is one gold key that I gave listeners as to one of the major causes that go unfortunately unnoticed.  Now the second tip is obviously to look for a healthier label.  If you like your cookies and donuts, I’m not saying stop eating it, just find healthier labels.  Start looking for labels that have literal food listed on it like tomatoes, spinach, kale, beef, and cashew you know things that you could buy yourself.  If you see any ingredient that doesn’t sound like a complete food then don’t touch it.

Kamala Appel:  It’s like the Breyer’s ad, ice cream is certainly not something that’s a health food by any means, but when you see the ad with a little kid saying sugar, cream or milk, and vanilla beans versus things that you can’t pronounce that you have to be some kind of chemist to know what it was.

Darren Wayne: Exactly, when you see a word you don’t understand then it must not be a food.  Rely on your common sense, if you do this then you will become a very savvy label reader and you’ll be able to pass that knowledge on to your children so when they grow up, they don’t copy someone else’s bad eating habit.  And so the third thing aside from being able to read labels is you have to take in a good amount of nutrition.  Now I only know of one course online is a food source.  It’s actually a very fitting website called  They specialize  in food so powerful that you cannot find it on any store shelf in America.  No supermarket, no health food store, and it is the last food in the world, a lot of people say that is untouched by man.  So powerful in fact that many stop buying vitamins, minerals, enzyme, probiotics, supplements, protein powders, energy drinks even they get off drugs over time.

Kamala Appel:  And is it a nutrition site?

Darren Wayne:  It is a food site, they do not sell vitamins.  They actually believe what I believe in so I thought it was a Godsend when I found them because now I can tell people instead how to shop and what to buy, how to prepare. I could just say “go there!”  That made my life a lot of easier and believe me, over 20 years of how to tell people how to shop, it takes a lot out of you.