Category Archives: Mindset

How to prevent heart disease

Here’s a wonderful presentation in two parts by Chris Kresser… very easy to understand, and also explains how you can get tested for only $80-100, without needing to go to the doctor.

Part 1:

Part 2:

As I mentioned in previous posts, it’s so important to wrap our heads around this, because the standard advice is CAUSING heart disease, and most doctors are not up to speed.

Best wishes,
Michael Kinnaird

“Leaky Gut” doesn’t exist, except it does

Medicine frustrates me. For about 5 years I saw every specialist out there and none of it helped me. And what is declared quackery one minute, is later accepted as gospel once the medical machine finally gets up to speed.

Here’s an important article written by a doctor about the very real “leaky gut” which causes a cascade of effects resulting or contributing to all sorts of diseases. Officially it doesn’t exist, except that in reality it does.

That’s why the Happy Guide diet removes the causes of leaky gut or intestinal permeability, it’s real and dangerous to health.

You and I can’t wait for medicine to get up to speed. It’s a slow, plodding beast, and sadly corrupted by politics and vested interests. Focus on health, looking to nature and a diet based on evolution and tradition. Here’s the article… a recommended read…

The elusive secret of happiness

Elusive secret of happiness

Elusive secret of happiness

A quick search on the internet reveals some confusion about what the secret of happiness actually is…

  • Keep changing something if you’re not happy, until you are (what exactly to change is missing information).
  • Make others believe they are the cause of it (!?)
  • Count your blessings while others are adding to their troubles.
  • Admire without desiring (!?)
  • Not to chase it. It’s like a butterfly so you must pay attention to other things and it will land on your shoulder (a smidgen of truth, but largely useless information).

These web results leave me dumbfounded! These aren’t the way to happiness, they’ll just confuse someone in genuine need of advice that works.

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How to be happy and healthy

sunflower3When did being happy and healthy get so complicated!?

There are thousands of different theories out there leaving us feeling confused.

But being happy and healthy is actually simple. Most problems have the same solutions — six lifestyle elements that work together to create health and happiness. And by making them good habits, you can be sure that the causes of happiness are there every day.

Start your journey to happiness today…

The complete health and happiness system, Happy Guide comes in paperback or eBook formats. It’s been kept short and punchy, so it can be re-read easily, to create crystal clarity about what you need to do and essentially, HOW to do it.


We have a group on Facebook, where you can get help and support from other Happy Guide readers. And our daily insights will help you stay focused and on track until you reach your goals. You can also contact us by email.

Best wishes,
Mike & James

Common problems

Here at Happy Guide we have a saying “There are a thousand problems with just ONE solution” meaning that 99% of all problems have the same root causes, and so the same answer: change the way you live, your habits, your lifestyle.

The following articles cover the most common ways things go wrong when the “BIG SIX” lifestyle elements are not there in your life consistently…

Depression. I’m desperate to speak about this as the truth about depression is just not common knowledge. Depression is treated as if something suddenly went wrong with your brain. Decades of sub-optimal lifestyle is the true cause. You need the truth, not drugs.

Heart problems and cholesterol. Understanding of heart disease, CVD, cholesterol, saturated fat has moved on A LOT since “The lipid hypothesis” (which even today is still called a hypothesis for good reason… it was never proven, and it won’t be because it’s not true).

Unwanted thoughts. A friend of mine is plagued with unwanted thoughts. We have the same conversation over and over: “How do I get rid of these thoughts?” And the answer is always the same, for him and for everyone. The question is; can you do it?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I often write about my friend who has OCD. Because the issues he faces are the same ones we all face, his are just more extreme. Just two days after giving his full effort to just one simple technique, he called to say “I’m cured!”

Overweight and obesity. With some very simple mindset ideas and a crystal clear plan, it is possible to lose weight easily and keep it off for good. In this article, you’ll learn the simple and easy tools you need to make it happen for you.

Self destructive behavior. When our lifestyles make us feel bad, we habitually turn to the quick fix. This fuels a never ending downward spiral of self destructive behavior that’s hard to stop. And by the time you’re not coping, you need that fix to even function.

Anxiety and worry. It’s impossible to control thinking when you’re anxious. Anxiety is a “fight or flight” state. In the modern world we have so many pressures on us that just were not there as human beings evolved. And all that anxious energy has nowhere to go.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, ME, CFIDS). I got sick with CFS at age 22. At age 22 I felt 90. I had glandular fever aged 11 and my health deteriorated after that. This is about what finally worked for me and gave me some energy after thirteen years in hell as a zombie.

Best wishes,
Michael Kinnaird

Does Eckhart Tolle eat meat?

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle

Yes he does, according to his partner Kim Eng.

It’s such a curious question isn’t it: “Are spiritual people, truly enlightened people, vegetarians?” And the answer is clearly “not necessarily.”

If you look at the great spiritual masters, there’s no common theme with regards to meat eating. Buddha wasn’t rigid about it and said it was OK if you were offered it, the Dalai Lama follows this path and is vegetarian at home but will eat meat if away. Jesus fed the 5000 fish and loaves which he magically produced.

And enlightened master Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, of “I AM THAT” fame, had no issue with meat eating or even smoking. He said “I come from a meat eating culture, and smoking is just a habit I’m unconcerned with” (paraphrase).

Eckhart Tolle sees life as one dynamic whole; an inter-connectedness, an inter-action, oneness. Life eats life, everywhere… Continue reading

The power of commitment

Here’s a great quote about the power of commitment, often quoted in part and attributed to Goethe, it turns out it’s actually by William Hutchinson Murray, a Scottish mountaineer and writer…

“But when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money… booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”

Best wishes,
Michael Kinnaird
Image by Kekkoz

Imagination and vision

A great talk for you on the power of your VISION.

Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make. Imagination allows us to break down borders, to move beyond our circumstances, to create and constantly progress. This is an incredibly inspiring and moving 10 minute TEDx talk.

Best wishes,
Michael Kinnaird

Does Happy Guide work?

Happy Guide is about being happy and healthy.

It’s about creating the thing that truly matters, the thing we all want most — happiness. It works because of two BIG reasons…

#1: Good habits make things easy

Habits are just like skills; the more you practice them, the easier it gets. They can be very subtle — as subtle as your regional accent, and powerful… because once you learn something, it becomes automatic, like riding a bike. So good habits make things easy, and that’s the key. Happy Guide gives you the simple and powerful tools to get into good habits and out of bad habits… Continue reading