Not too long ago, though I don’t remember exactly when, I took Lola to the Brandywine River for a bath, where I placed her large, cylindrical body into the rolling waters and watched it drift downstream like a barrel. Back then she was not as objectionable as she is now, and only a half-portion as cumbrous.
She has since grown into her full self, weighing 120lb. She’s a St. Bernard—but not the kind who drools and slobbers like a faucet; as I found out from the veterinarian there are two kinds of saints: the wet mouth variety, which is common, and the dry mouth, which is preferred. Lola, of which, is the last named.
Her behavior is everyway sinful and disobedient, challenging my every command, thus turning me into a crackpot with high-blood pressure and elevated blood lipids. She invades the trash and plunders the toilet; she loiters without ever making a purchase, gossips more than a gaggle of geese, and kills things wantonly by stepping on them. My theory is she will go to hell when she dies and regret nothing.
But she is a lovable tyrant, and her company is restful and pleasant. In the morning she eats her bowl of Just Six Dog Food while Christine activates the CG13 (our prestigious coffeemaker). I lunch with Lola around noon, usually, to take an hour of leisure and to interview her about the major happenings of the day. Her comments are seldom of any use, but I respect her opinion of things.
Having a St. Bernard is tedious to maintain but socially advantageous. How pleasant it is to overhear the whispers: “Pat who? Oh, the one with St. Bernard!” As well, I’ve thought about it and concluded the only way I could gather any more attention from our neighbors, aside from having a St. Bernard and keeping her in the backyard, would be from buying a battlecruiser and parking it out front.
I spilled about twenty fish oil capsules on the kitchen floor today like a dork. Lola slinked in, though, as she always does at the promising sound of something dropping on the floor, and ate about fifteen of them. I figured she’s had much worse, and that it might even help with her gingivitis.
I take fish oil because it increases Brain, along with bacopa, ashwaghanda, holy basil, and L-theanine. Dosing is tricky, but here’s what I recommend (for the fish oil): take five capsules on day one, five more on day two, five more on day three, and so on and so on until the contents of your toilet prove disconcerting, then, scale back three to five capsules and stay there.
I can’t recommend anything other than a pharmaceutical grade fish oil, because when it comes to supplementation Dr. Neimchak says there are no insignificant particulars; they simply do not exist; everything matters and quality is enormous.
I’m reading one of the labels now, wrapped around the bottle of my liver tonic. I see it has milk thistle, globe artichoke leaf, dandelion root, bupleurum root, and fringe tree stem bark. Sounds like a hearty soup. Now the purpose of this tonic, as I understand it, is to increase bile flow, which aids in the proper assimilation of fats, and to cleanse my more or less obscene liver.
I do not believe in miracles, but this tonic has worked a number of coincidences on me that could be mistaken for such effects. The first, and after three months of taking this, is that living in a low-carb atmosphere is no longer suffocating and miserable. I can go virtually carbless for a month, and not have the urge to chase a man up a tree with a stick and keep him there.
Secondly, and by the grace of God, my dandruff is gone, and I can scratch my head again.
Ps –If you want to know more about all the exact supplements I take, I will give you my precise protocol. I can’t promise it will help you in any way, as it’s pretty specifically tailored to me, my goals, and my issues—but who knows.
Anyway, if you want it, all you have to do is go and pick up one of the supplement stack guides from examine HERE, whichever one is most relevant to your goals, or even all of them, email me your receipt (send it to PatFlynn@ChroniclesOfStrength.com with the subject line of “receipt”), and I’ll send you the protocol I use, outlining the exact brand of supplements I use, how much I take of each, when, and for what reason.
The reason I’m doing this is two fold.
1) I believe everybody should have the supplement stack guides from examine, because they are an unbiased and objective review of safe supplementation. This way you can know what works, according to the research, what doesn’t, and what you should absolutely avoid.
Examine does not sell supplements or have any competing interests. Their stack guides, which are compiled for certain goals (like building muscle, burning fat, or improving heart health), and put together through what the research scientists say, not the marketers.
2) I also have no vested interest in any supplement companies, despite many concerted efforts by a number of them to convert me into one of their agents. So I can recommend brands and protocols to you without the infection of a special interest.
I take a heavy pride in only recommend products and services to you from people I know, like, and trust, and that I really and truly believe will help you reach your goals quicker and easier than you could on your own.
These Stack Guides meet all the criteria of being a wholesome good product, and I recommend them without any reservations whatsoever.
And if you’d like to get a copy of my exact supplement protocol, just email your receipt to PatFlynn@ChroniclesOfStrength.com with the subject line of “receipt” and I’ll send it your way.
If you have any questions about, drop a note below and we’ll chat.