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Mindconnection eNL, 2015-01-18


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Good News | Product Highlight | Brainpower | Finances | Security | Health/Fitness | Factoid | Thought 4 the Day

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1. Good News

Item 1

Senator Elizabeth Warren isn't taking "shut up and sit down" for an answer. Is she the next Teddy Roosevelt? Or is she just all theater? It appears, at this time, she's genuinely outside the circle of crooks and sycophants. She's come under withering fire from such reprobates as Harry Reid and yet she persists. It may be very good news indeed that a person of character and integrity has infiltrated the D wing of The Party and is making them all very uncomfortable.

Item 2

The 27 December 2014 issue of Science News reported on a new type of drug that can help the patient's immune system destroy cancer cells. The drug neutralizes proteins that suppress the response from the immune system. Not all patients get great results. The article doesn't say, but I surmise it's the typical problem of patients staying on their cancer-promoting diets rather than making sensible food choices.

Many foods can do to cancer cells what Obama does to the economy; turmeric combined with black pepper, for example, has devastating effects on cancer cells. Eat a hamburger, and you help those cancer cells do just fine.

2. Product Highlight

The 12 Survivors E.O.D. Pack has a main, large compartment, which contains four mesh pockets for easily identifying and organizing your contents.

The webbing on the front and side allow for easy attachment of accessories and the two straps on the bottom of the pack are for strapping in a sleeping bag or bed roll, which will free up space in the pack for your other contents.

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3. Brainpower tip

The January 2015 issue of Discover Magazine reported on findings that adequate Vitamin D intake may actually prevent Alzheimer's. But "adequate" is far more than the lame-brained FDA's recommended RDA. It also matters what form you use for getting your Vitamin D. The best form, by far, is a sublingual spray of D3. It is also very likely that you are deficient in Vitamin D. Bioletics has been administering Vitamin D testing for many years, and thus far only one person had an adequate level; she was on the Australian Olympic Team.

Vitamin D isn't actually a vitamin. It's a hormone. And today, it's considered "the master hormone." Even the medical industry, normally averse to things that have much to do with health, is all over the topic now. It seems that every medical conference today has some seminar or white paper extolling yet another way that Vitamin D affects human health.

Regarding the brain, it's not just AD that has grabbed the attention of medical researchers. The brain is part of a larger organic system, and that system is very sensitive to low levels of Vitamin D. Get those levels up, and the brain responds favorably.

If you want to be smarter and stay smarter, supplement your Vitamin D intake.

Please note that "Vitamin D enriched" cow's milk is an extremely poor choice. All dairy cows (except on organic farms) have mastitis, so in that milk you're getting pus. Yummy? I think not. You're also getting a huge dose of antibiotics and stress hormones. And, in many cases, fecal matter particles. Why any person would drink this stuff, I just cannot fathom. It's not just gross, it's unhealthy.

4. Finance tip

Don't buy ethanol-contaminated gasoline. This product damages your engine and damages the environment. If we had an actual government instead of a criminal corporatracy, there would be no ethanol. It exists only because psychopaths can get by with making it and then distributing it to a disinformed, unprotected public.

Long known among street-rodders, the main symptom of ethanol use is burnt valves because it makes the fuel mixture burn too hot. The valves burn around the edges, and your engine makes less power from the fuel it consumes because of lost compression due to blow-by at the valve edges. Repair shops see the damage every day.

This entirely stupid product has zero redeeming virtues. For those who believe in the Easter Bunny and in ethanol, take a look at this:

Link removed, 2015-05-02.

Always check the pump. If it says ethanol, get gas elsewhere and let the gas station know why you aren't buying the crap they are selling. Tell others why it's crap so they don't buy either.

While it's true we don't have real elections, it is also true that we can vote with our consumer dollars. Vote against ethanol. Vast swaths of rainforest will thank you. And think of the money you will save!

5. Security tip

Your birth date is one of the key bits of information used to identify you. Or to steal your identity. Don't believe this? Look at your driver's license. Or a loan application.

Don't give this information out, unless the other party has a legitimate need to know it. Entering you into a drawing or sweepstakes is not a legitimate reason.

What if you're buying a car and the dealership asks you for that information? They may say, "We need it for demographic purposes." Tell them you don't give it out, for privacy purposes. If they say something like, "We use the date of birth to identify our customers" tell them you don't wish to be identified. They can use your name and the date you are purchasing the car.

The more information you give out about yourself, the less security and privacy you have. So be parsimonious with your personal information. Give it out only on a need to know basis. And that is especially important for your birth date.

6. Health tip/Fitness tips

L-Arginine is an amino acid that is in many body-building supplements. Twinlab used to provide this as a stand-alone supplement and we used to sell it. What's so great about L-Arginine?

The most noticeable effect of using it is "the pump." It's a vasodilator, and if you take L-Arginine shortly before a hard training session you will see your veins stand out. Not only that, your muscles will feel hard and pumped. They will look larger, because they will be larger.

Sadly, this effect goes away when the L-Arginine "wears off". But it follows that some of this effect eventually stays with you.

Let's go down a list of benefits that are less transitory

Muscle growth. One reason so many body builders consume protein within two hours of a training session is they believe the body needs that protein to begin rebuilding muscle. What most of them don't realize that it's the L-Arginine in the protein that is really giving them the post-workout benefits.

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Why? Partly because L-Arginine is a precursor for nitric oxide (essential for building the new cells to replace the ones you blew out while training) and for creatine and ATP (both depleted during training).

But it's not just its precursor status that makes it beneficial. The vasodilation effect mentioned earlier helps remove cellular waste much more rapidly, thus speeding recovery and reducing both inflammation and lactic acid buildup. It contributes to recovery time in other ways, too.

Blood pressure modulation. Earlier, I mentioned both nitrous oxide and vasodilation. Actually, it's the nitroous oxide that produces the vasodilation you get from taking L-Arginine. Nitrous oxide is a potent neurotransmitter. One of the things it does is relax the blood vessel cell walls. Your "pipes" consequently get bigger, which drops the pressure inside them while also giving you amazing vascularity that non-supplementing treadmill runners can only dream about.

Now, think about what this means for diseases like atherosclerosis. It means a major pipe cleaning.

Better erections. Forget the blue pill. Review again all that stuff about nitric oxide and vasodilation.

More HGH. Way back in 1988, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism featured an article extolling the positive effect of L-arginine on human growth hormone secretion. It has this effect because it suppresses or inhibits the production of somatostatin. This is a hormone that's so antagonistic to HGH, it's called the growth hormone-inhibiting hormone (GHIH).

Better immunity. Increased HGH means a stronger immune system, so L-Arginine indirectly boost your immunity. It's generally accepted that people who train while not puking and running a fever of 104 DegrF have more productive workouts than people who are puking and running a fever of 104 DegrF. So, an important benefit there.

Non-supplement sources

You can get L-Arginine from nearly any protein source. Thus, you'll find it in meat and dairy products. But unless those are organically produced, they aren't safe to eat. Better sources include nuts, oats, rice, and garbonzo beans. It's also in raisins and women will be pleased to know that L-Arginine is also in that essential food group they call chocolate.

Supplement cautions

If you have asthma or high blood pressure, consult your physician before supplementing with L-Arginine. Your physician may want to adjust your medication and have you take L-Arginine. If you are on blood thinners, don't take it unless your physician recommends doing so.

If you have asthma, you should not accidentally inhale an l-arginine supplement. It could increase lung inflammation and may worsen asthma.
• If you have high blood pressure, you should consult your doctor before supplementing with l-arginine. Its vasodilation properties may interfere with high blood pressure medications. However, l-arginine could be a good substitute or complement to a lower dosage of medication.
• Other minor side effects can include bloating, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, and gout.

The FDA hasn't set any guidelines on how much is safe (as if they would know). But neither has anyone else. Generally, don't exceed the dosage on the bottle. If you're new to L-Arginine, find a supplement with a very small per unit dosage (e.g., 400mg rather than 6,000mg) and ease into it over several days. Watch your hands for redness, a sign that you're getting too much vasodilation.

Taking too much could also give you bloating, gas, or diarrhea. Some people suggest overdosing on L-Arginine before showing up for a tax audit, but this is ill-advised. It's better to just rub garlic on your body before showing up, and maybe don't shower for a few days prior to your appointment.


At, you'll find plenty of informative, authoritative articles on maintaining a lean, strong physique. It has nothing to do with long workouts or impossible to maintain diets. In fact:
  • The best workouts are short and intense.
  • A good diet contains far more flavors and satisfaction than the typical American diet.

7. Factoid

Highly intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair than do people of average intelligence. This could mean the typical member of CONgress has no zinc or copper at all.

8. Thought for the Day

A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.


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