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- How to feel better in 60 days (a challenge worth trying!)
On Thursday I wrote to you about people ROLLING IN LEFTOVERS as a health remedy.
I agree that it’s probably one of the more unusual methods I’ve told you about (and I’ve shown you some weird stuff in the past year)…
If you missed that email you can read it here – it also includes how curry could be the reason Indian people have lower levels of cancer and dementia.
However, maybe I can beat the leftovers with this…
How a rocker stays young thanks to snake poison
There’s an ex-punk rock singer in the USA named Steve Ludwin. He’s 49 years old and looks – genuinely – ten years younger than he should.
He claims to have found a way to slow down the ageing process.
Wait for it…
He injects poisonous snake venom into his arm.
Yep – on the spectrum of “unusual complementary therapies” that right out there, isn’t it?
Ludwin claims that for up to eight hours after the injection, he gets a tremendous energy boost.
In an interview with Business Insider, he explained:
“While other people are out there wasting their money in gyms lifting weights, I’m at home injecting snake venom and exercising my immune system.”
He also said that when he was a singer in a band, he would gargle snake venom to prevent throat infections
Eat your heart out Ozzy Osbourne!
Now obviously before I go on, I have to say this.
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.
There aren’t too many poisonous snakes in the UK but don’t go rushing down to your local exotic pet store with a syringe, screaming “I’m gonna live forever!”
Because I’ll get the blame.
The point I am trying to make is this…
While this is a crazy idea, Ludwin now has scientists monitoring him to see the effects for themselves. They think there’s something in it, and they’re curious.
And that’s a good thing.
Because yes, science has come a long way, but we don’t know all the answers.
After many decades dismissing naturopaths and “old wives’ tales” scientists are plunging back into nature – desperate for new breakthroughs. It means that your future health could one day depend upon the weird and frightening creatures of our oceans and jungles.
So Ludwin is not as crazy as he might at first seem.
As I’ve shown you in these emails, many of the new pioneering medicines are coming from lesser-explored aspects of the natural world.
For instance, a few months ago I talked about research from the University of Queensland.
They’ve found a peptide known as ProTx-II in the venom of the Peruvian green velvet tarantula. This can stop pain receptors in your brain from functioning properly. Potentially this could solve the ever-increasing problem of chronic pain.
You can take a look at my article here.
Or there’s the venom of the cone snail, a little creature from the ocean that shoots poison into its victims.
Already scientists have turned this venom into a new drug that that’s claimed to be one hundred times more powerful than morphine – without any of the addictive properties!
You can read about it here.
And perhaps people are already ingesting snake venom…
What’s funny about the Ludwin story is that a little while back (in the USA, naturally) Dr Pepper developed an energy drink called Venom.
A rumour went around the internet that it contained real snake venom.
“This is what supposedly helps give it its sweet taste”, wrote one panicked consumer on a forum. “And is one of the main reasons why you should not drink three cans or more in one day. “
Who knows, maybe these rumours are true?
Anyway, let’s put aside the idea of injecting yourself with snake venom for now.
What ELSE could you do to give yourself more energy and feel a little younger and perkier?
Well, there’s this…
Take this 60-day health challenge
One thing you should consider is topping up your magnesium for the next 60 days and seeing how your immune system and energy improves.
According to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey in 2013, 11% of women and 16% men are deficient in magnesium. As a result you can feel low in energy and experience problems like nausea, restless legs, cramps, low mood, dizziness, poor memory and anxiety.
If you’re interested, you can still take up this 60-Day FEEL MILES BETTER Challenge.
This special home-based trial gives you the opportunity to try out a magnesium supplement for two months so you can see how it makes a difference to your health. If not, you don’t have to pay for it!
As a result, you should experience:
- Stronger bones and teeth
- More energy
- Better night’s sleep
- Happier mood
- Improved vision
- Stronger, more regular heartbeat
Anyway, it’s worth trying out and it’s a lot better than injecting yourself with snake venom every day!
I’ll be back with more strange-but-true stories in the week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Until next time, stay healthy