About Jonathan Bechtel

Owner of Health Kismet, maker of Incredible Greens, a green superfood supplement that combines 35 different raw greens, herbs, probiotics, grasses and fruits into a sweet tasting powder.

The Inigo Montoya Guide to Whole Food Vitamins

whole food vitamin

The idea that we can boil down fruits and vegetables into a single pill to get all our daily nutrients is almost Santa-Claus like in the way it seems to get us something from nothing.

I mean, even if you’re stone broke you can probably rummage your glove department and shake the couch for the $20 needed for a 30 day supply.

A heck of a lot cheaper than going to the grocery store!

But alas, sadly, I think many folks (including many who position themselves as experts in the supplement industry) are just a lil’ confused about how these actually work.

Alas, when we talk about whole food vitamins there’s an important phrase to keep in mind: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

2014: Year-In-Review and What’s Ahead

the road ahead

End-of-year roundups are an intimidating endeavor.

Nothing pops the bubble of denial inside your own head like an excel spreadsheet.

They reveal the unmitigated truth, NO MATTER WHAT.

I just finished updating my master excel file that contains all the fixins – sales I made, volume sold, growth rates.

Looking over it is edifying, but it always takes me a few days to get the gumption to go ahead and do it.

So how’d things go?

Details inside.

A New Year’s Resolution for 2015: Sleep Outside

sleep outside

Another year is upon us.

These days New Years resolutions seem to be out of vogue.

Every year around this time the wonkosphere gleefully pumps out articles about how much recidivism will keep us locked into our current habits NO MATTER WHAT.

They’re probably right, and I’m not a huge fan of resolutions myself. But a touch of re-evaluation at the beginning of the year is still useful.

Here’s a simple behavior switch that I’ve used over the past year that’s very light weight and has a nice, balanced effect on your mind, body and soul.

If You Have a Relative With Parkinson’s, Read This.

natural remedies for parkinson's disease

A customer asked me about the best supplements to take for someone with Parkinson’s.

Two and a half month’s later, I have an answer.

Hey, punctuality has never been my strong suit. Just ask my exes.

And that Parkinson’s stuff? It’s about reducing inflammation, balancing your redox state and removing toxins.

How to Kill Panic and Anxiety With Valerian Root and Ashwagandha

anxiety

To continue with our on-going discussion about using natural remedies to alleviate mood problems, let us now turn our attention to the problem of anxiety.

The best combination of vitamins and herbs that’ll reduce the panic.

Introducing the Health Kismet Forums – For Entrepreneurs, Customers, And Everyone In Between

forums

I started a message board.

I love message boards!

They’re the highest form of internet communication.

Forget Facebook. Move over Twitter.

Message boards allow for the purest form of knowledge transmission, and there’s something about their stripped down aesthetic that makes it easier to talk about issues with a depth that doesn’t happen elsewhere.

So I’d like to invite you to join.

More details inside.