DIY

DIY: Calculate BMI and LBW

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Indicates the propensity, or lack thereof, for a person to develop disease.

To calculate BMI divide body weight in pounds by height in inches squared, then multiply by 703.

• Healthy Weight: 18.5 – 24.9

• Overweight: 25 – 29.9

• Obese: 30+

• An exception that does not fit into the BMI model would be very lean, healthy individuals. (i.e. Body builder).

Lean Body Weight (LBW)

The total of all cell mass, water mass, bone mass and toxins. The difference between total body weight and LBW is Body Fat.

There are three “Total Weight” shifts that can occur:

a. Gain – this can be a gain in call volume, water retention, or cellular repair.

b. Loss – can be a result of:

i. Water retention loss

ii. Detoxification

iii. Muscle Loss / Calorie Restriction

iv. Fat loss exceeding LBW gain

c. No Change/Same – no weight change does not mean that LBW isn’t increasing.

Sole Recipe

Sole, pronounced solay, is a sea-salt water saturation which is very high in ionic minerals. The following recipe is an inexpensive supplement one create at home.

Materials:

  • A Glass Jar ( preferably wide-mouth mason jar)
  • A plastic or non-metal lid
  • 1-2 cups of Himalayan Salt, Celtic Salt or Real Salt 
  • Filtered water
    •  Tincture bottle (not necessary but efficient)

Instructions:

  1. Fill the jar about 1/4 of the way with Himalayan Salt, Real Salt or Celtic Salt (or a mixture of the three my personal preference!).
  2. Add fresh water to the jar, leaving about an inch at the top for room to "breathe".
  3. Put a plastic lid and shake the jar gently. (metal will rust)
  4. Leave on the counter, or in pantry overnight to allow the salt dissolve.
  5. The next day, if there is still some salt on the bottom of the jar, the water has absorbed its maximum amount of salt and the Sole is ready to use. 
  6. If all of the salt is absorbed, add more salt and continue doing so each day until some remains until the water becomes fully saturated with salt.

Notes:

To use: Mix 1 tsp of the Sole in to a glass of water and consume every morning on an empty stomach.

Do not use a metal utensil to measure or touch the Sole with any metal object. I personally use a miron glass tincture bottle for easy travelling.

How to Use Sole

Sole will not go "bad" because salt is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.

To continue your Sole add more water and sea salt as needed to keep salt in the jar, and the water fully saturated.

To drink, add 1 tsp to a glass of water each morning before eating or drinking. Sole may initiate a detox reaction or headache, work up the amount slowly, and responsibly.