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We’re SPROUTING! Learning Health LIVE! Thank you Energise Academy with Mark Bryant

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We’re Sprouting! What a HEALTH experience!

The Energise Academy
Mark Bryant

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Tamra & Miles

Online Offgrid

Here’s our dialogue from the video . . .

Thank You to Mark Bryant and his Energise Academy!

THANK YOU to Mark Bryant and his Energise Academy

Hi from Miles and Tamra,

We wanted to say thank you to Mark Bryant, for when we attended his “Lunch & Learn”, which was great! We got to see, delicious foods… raw, living, delicious foods! We got to spend an entire day with him, and we wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for all that we learned all that we experienced… I have notes on my phone. But, you go first Miles…

Ok, it was part of Mark’s Energise Academy that he started up. And Mark’s story alone was compelling… and to have come from where he’s come from, and I’ll let you just watch, learn, read his story. It’s beyond belief… coming from literally deaths door, to where he is now… as healthy as he can possibly be.

So we went to his “Lunch & Learn”! Yes! And we learned lots, we reaffirmed things that we knew, suspicions that we had… and at the same time had some serious eureka moments! Didn’t we… about some of the things that we’ve been eating, some of the things that we didn’t even know about food, some of the things we didn’t know about the way food is prepared!

It was utterly amazing!

Yes, we had to take notes because the things that we picked up from it, that will be valuable to you, we think, if you go along to the “Lunch & Learn” are these:

Which means there are no GMO’s, which I had learned this before, but again it was great to hear other people teaching. Eat food that doesn’t have GMO’s in it! Also, No sugar! Sugar is in EVERYTHING! Sugar is in bread! I was shocked, and even floored, when I first read that I thought WHY would you put sugar in bread? Why would people even do it? You don’t need it!? There’s so much sugar out there… Just to eat CLEAN FOOD, organic… I definitely liked that part.

The fact that we got to see, as well, what Mark was doing… because Mark is growing stuff, and he has all the kit and is showing how to use the kit to grow your own food! And there’s nothing better than… never mind just fresh food from the supermarket… fresh food from your own ways of growing it, IN the ORGANIC way, in the raw food way!

And then, dishing up the most amazing lunch, incorporating all of the things that he shows you how to do. So having learned what not to do, what essentials to avoid and what essentials to include… to then show you how to grow it, how to use it, and how to make actual tasty food. Because the myth was, and certainly one I believed, because when you start eating healthy, my goodness is it boring. And, ugh, flavorless and all those sorts of things. BUT the truth is, that was one of the most enjoyable lunches and meals I’ve had… and there was SO much we were literally stuffing our faces… its amazing food! All from the great super greens… super greens I’d never even heard of… super greens I had heard of but never seen…

And, I think the greatest thing about this whole event was, first of all it’s real… from someone who’s been there and done it, the amount of research Mark’s done and the amount of money he’s spent traveling the world trying to find out these things is beyond belief. And then showing you in real time how simple it is and enjoyable it is to live this healthy way.

And, we’re living a life… we have a business called “Online Offgrid” for a reason, we’re living Offgrid, we’re in the South of Spain because we’re traveling around and working as we go… and we’re incorporating these learning into our lifestyle! And, not all at once… we know that it wouldn’t be sustainable if we did that.

Yes, we sprout. We learned at Mark’s, (well, we’d know this before), but at his event he showed how to sprout, he showed all the different things you can do… and he sells kits to do everything! We sprout here (in our Mobile home), we have one growing now… it’s been 3 days, and I believe its about to start budding (or sprouting)… and we’ll be able to eat it, but it just healthy living! Plus, it makes sense… you know, don’t put “cardboard” or crackers or pesticides into your body… put FOOD (LIVING FOOD) and you’ll be healthier, you’ll have more energy!

Yes! And the interesting thing is, the variety of people… you know because the “Lunch & Learn” is a group of people… and the variety of people, the variety of conditions they’ve had, or their children were having, and their stories about how living this way has changed their lives, is remarkable! It just goes to show it can work for anyone, and for any condition, regardless of what you think does and doesn’t work out there, there’s something for you.

So yes, “Lunch & Learn” from Mark’s “Energise Academy”, another thing you can get involved with after that. And we were, straight away, involved in “Energise Academy”… because it’s such a no-brainer. It’s a LIFETIME ACCESS to knowing how, what, and where to get healthy, living food!

So, thanks again Mark! We really enjoyed a fantastic “Lunch & Learn” day with you… and advise any of you out there, if you’re thinking of learning “on the go” and also enjoying that food “on the go”, to find out for yourself if you like it… I’ve not seen anything like it before, and we’ve looked! And we’ve been followers of HEALTH generally… So thanks a lot Mark!

Yes, and it’s definitely worth the time… I was speaking earlier to Miles about the time it takes to prepare healthy food, you know how people think “oh, we don’t have time to prepare food, let’s just just eat at a fast-food restaurant.” (I won’t name any, LOL!) We eat there once in a blue moon… but it’s NOT food! And we will end up “paying for it” in our bodies later, if we don’t take the time (to prepare healthy food).

Plus, it’s fun! Get your family involved… get your kids involved in growing and preparing the food, they love this! And when they see you do it, they’ll do it. Yes, it’s a change, but it’s worth it!

On that note, we have paid because when we’ve NOT had those things, (healthy food), and then gone for the odd burger or pizza… OH MY GOODNESS the next day was murder, never mind that day! We actually felt it the next day. We actually felt it 🙁 the next day. So, it just goes to show the “healthy living lifestyle”, where you introduce these things as you go… just improves your energy, improves the way you feel, improves the way you look. People comment on how you look, and how healthy you are! And it dawns on you… yes, do you know what? It’s because we’re living more healthily.

So, thank you for helping us on our journey, Mark, with the “Energise Academy.” And if it’s something that you’re interested in doing, as far as trying to change your life, trying to change your health, trying to feel better or feel more energy, then we’d certainly advise going to Mark Bryant’s “Lunch & Learn” which is part of his “Energise Academy”! Absolutely!

All right… See you soon…
Miles and Tamra
Online Offgrid


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The FACTS! The Chocolate Coated Placebo Effect!

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The Chocolate Coated Placebo Effect

We discovered some health studies busting the placebo myth…

AND we experienced where this happens with FOOD too. Have you ever experienced this? Watch the video to find out.

Plus, here are a few links, similar to what we discussed in the video, (though sadly the exact one Tamra was referring to… we have yet to find again, our sincere apologies):


Again, we are NOT doctors, and we are NOT giving professional advice, please seek your doctors’ advice. 🙂


Tamra has been healed of “incurable diseases”… (incurable according to doctors in America)… she has been cured of Plantar Fasciitis, a Depleted Disk in her Sacrum, and other ailments…

Oh, before we go… check out our next brief video about a FANTASTIC self-healing book that aligns each part of the body (where a PAIN or discomfort is felt) to a certain NEGATIVE EMOTION: What’s in YOUR Medicine Cabinet?

See you soon…

Miles and Tamra

Online Offgrid

Here’s our dialogue from the video . . .

The FACTS! The Chocolate Coated Placebo…



Miles: Miles and Tamra here from Online Offgrid, and tonights discussion point was around “The Placebo Effect!”

And this all came about because we were talking this morning about how we’ve cut out so much of the breads that we eat… again, we’re trying to cut out little bit by little bit… because if you try to cut out everything at once, it’s not sustainable.

So, we’re trying to STOP eating “ready made” pizzas that we just chuck in the oven… stopped having croissants in the morning… and trying to not eat too many bread items, like toast, and food similar to that.

Tamra: Or Chocolate! I haven’t had chocolate in weeks!

Miles: Well, it’s relevant… as it happens… because yesterday we decided… or shall we say (now when I say “we” I mean “me”) decided to buy these AMAZINGLY LOOKING chocolate croissants!

And we are in Spain… and there were some absolutely gorgeous croissants, there were 3 for 3 euros, and they were huge, and they had chocolate everywhere… it was FANTASTIC!

So, I couldn’t resist!

And it came to heating them up this morning with our coffee… so I put them in the grill… (in our mobile home) whilst the coffee was brewing…

And whilst I was doing this, Tamra said, “Do you know what?…”

Tamra: Yes, I couldn’t do it. (I couldn’t eat them.) I WANTED to… and they looked SO DELICIOUS!

But, it’s taken me WEEKS to stop eating bread and chocolate and I thought I might just LOVE EATING chocolate again… all the time… and too much (chocolate)…

Miles: And in truth, you have struggled more than me, the next day or day, when eating bread… because you’ve not eaten bread for SO long!

And although I’ve cut out bread at times, and stopped eating pizza for about 3 months… when I then ate a pizza, I felt AWEFUL! 🙁

And that was the only thing that had changed, was eating that Pizza.

Anyway… we have these croissants, and Tamra has the strength to say, “No. Actually do you know what… I’m not going to do it.”

That was MAJOR!

Tamra: At first, I said, “I’ll have a bite of yours…” 🙂

And I was going to… but then I thought, “It’s not worth it. It’s not worth my emotional rollercoaster… and then have the re-learning (to not eat or crave it again).”

Miles: Oh that’s right.

It actually helped me… because I wanted to cook ALL 3! (So I could have 2, and Tamra could have 1… because she didn’t want to have too much.)

Then when she said, “Ill tell you what, if you’re having croissants, may I have a bite of yours?”

Now in that case I’ve gone from… I should really have one. Well, in that case, I’ll have TWO!

So, I heat up 2, knowing that there’s a chance that at the end of it it will go (meaning Tamra might end up eating one)…

Anyway, so we cook them up, serve the coffee, have the croissants on a plate, and Tamra then says… “Do you know what? I’ve had second thoughts, I don’t want ANY!”

So I’m thinking, Oh no! 🙁

I’m going to have to eat BOTH! 🙁

Tamra: LOL He was distraught! He started crying… LOL

Miles: Yes, “distraught!”

And, what was interesting was…

We went for a walk afterwards, and I said to Tamra, “Do you know what? I don’t FEEL as bad as I thought I was going to feel… having eaten croissants.”

Having cut them out, when we haven’t had ANY for a good couple of weeks. (2 or 3 weeks at least… we hadn’t had any!)

And, it was then that Tamra said something thats absolutely GROUND BREAKING!

And SO true… I utterly believe this…

Tamra: Yes, well, I had heard years ago of a scientific study done in the United States… (I’ll look it up, to see the specific study.)

Miles: In fact, what we’ll do is we’ll look it up and the links going to be below this video, so you can check this study out. It’s legit!

Tamra: Yes, it’s amazing because they did a study on elderly people… some who felt GREAT, but they would drink coffee and eat a donut (from Dunkin Donuts… very American). 🙂

Miles: But they were the worst type of donut, right?

Tamra: Oh yes!

They would eat it every day… every day!

Then, another set of people (in this study) would eat, I don’t exactly remember, barley oats and you know… strict, boring, healthy food/ (LOL, I shouldn’t say that… “boring”)

And everyone had blood tests run, before and after this study… and the people who ate coffee and donuts, their blood tests came out better, they were healthier BECAUSE they believed, well first, because they were happy when they were eating, they didn’t feel guilty… but they were happy and they FELT wonderful doing what they were doing.

And yet, the people who ate the (quote) healthy breakfasts, they were stressed and didn’t think they were doing enough (healthy regimes) in their lives…

And this study just showed that your MINDSET… it’s your energy and your mindset are MORE than the food that you eat!

Miles: Right. So, are you saying that when they did the blood tests, they were healthier… but in what regard? Because we’re talking about things like blood sugars, we’re talking…

Tamra: Everything! (Well, I couldn’t tell you right now, I don’t have all the facts in front of me…) But when they ran the tests, they found that the people who ate “unhealthier”… actually had healthier results. (For example, lower blood sugars… they had results, on paper, that they were healthier.)

Miles: Right. Which brings us onto the Placebo Effect!

Now you know, you will have heard of the Placebo Effect… I’m sure!

(Video screen says: Placebo Effect Study. Conducted at Harvard University. Links to some Placebo Effect studies below)

Because their is a study, where people were given pills, pharmaceutical pills… in a test, to two different groups. One wasn’t actually that pill, there was nothing in it, it was simply like a saline solution… it was basically dehydrated, almost like a salt pill, and the other group actually had the pharmaceutical…

And they ALL had the SAME effect!

It wasn’t that either group had any more or less… it was that they all had the same!

So I said to Tamra, “Ok, does that mean then, potentially, that what the mind is doing, is ITS deciding how you’re going to heal, when you’re going to heal, and in what regard. And it’s all down to mindset.”

Tamra: Oh yes! Definitely!

From that study, and from things in my life, in what happens with us… when we eat, and how we feel about it, how I feel about it…

It’s ALL about WHAT I THINK. And what I believe will happen.

Miles: And I’ll tell you what has made me wonder is that… there are people who go and see a doctor, and they’ll be prescribed something, and it’ll make them better. And I was wondering to myself…

Because I have a strong belief. (Not necessarily everybody’s belief.)

A strong belief that pharmaceuticals don’t work.

And it’s a bit like “The Verve” lyrics in their song… that drugs don’t work.

In that they create as much stress, and really negative reactions in the body, because of course, they don’t JUST supposedly “fix” what they’re supposed to fix… they also create all sorts of other problems! And then the body has to fight those as well!

Tamra: Just like, (let me jump in right there), JUST LIKE when there are commercials on TV for drugs (pharmaceuticals), and the last 3/4ths of the commercial, they legally have to say what are the “side-effects”!

If people would PAY ATTENTION to this… and I used to take drugs, I used to go see doctors and I was on anxiety medication years ago, and I did all that, for years. 🙁

But if you LISTEN to the end of those commercials… they list WORSE side-effects for drugs (than what the drugs are “curing” themselves)!

Miles: Yes, they don’t even just list them, they have to say them.

Now, if you don’t know what we are talking about… it’s because you’re from Europe! In America they HAVE to do this…

In England we don’t have to do this and in Europe… And I think they really should!

And in America they do… because when I was over there with Tamra, you’d have breakfast sometimes in a hotel, and up on the T.V. screen, (whether it’s sound on or sound off), you’d see these adverts come up, and their LONG commercials, like a minute long commercials, on some pharmaceutical solution to a condition. Right?

And THEN, and I kid you not, for the last 15 or 20 seconds… they’re saying, “Oh, and it might give you this… your side-effects could be that… you should check with your doctor this, that, and the other thing!”

And I’m thinking… OH MY GOODNESS!

Tamra: And they speed up the talk (their speech), they speed it up, or they hire someone who knows how to read/speak VERY quickly because they just rattle it off. (I believe they do it or speed it up a little bit.)

Miles: Yes, now that you will relate to, because in England when you hear a radio advert, and it’s like a car dealership advert, you then have all the terms and conditions read out at TRIPLE the speed.

Tamra: LOL. Yes!

Miles: Right? Well, in America it’s like that, and then you get all these things that come up on (the bottom of) the screen saying… this is what you COULD get as a side-effect… these could be the problems that you might get from that… IF you’re “this” don’t do “this”… if you’re pregnant don’t do that… if you’re doctor says “this” don’t do “that”…

Tamra: Yes. Right.

Miles: It’s like… HANG ON!

If this drug does ALL those things, (negative side-effects)…

I mean, we’re talking… it’s not just anything like “you might get a rash” or “you might get a bit of a headache”…

Tamra: LOL YES! It’s WORSE than what you have in the first place!

Miles: They are SERIOUSLY MORE SCARY than the thing you’re actually suffering from (in the FIRST PLACE)!

Yet, as far as the Americans are concerned… and I think it’s pretty much the world over… certainly the Western World… pharmaceutical wise… is that it doesn’t matter to them. They’re making money based on the fact of what it might… MIGHT… fix.

And I’ve always wondered, and I said this to Tamra this morning, is that I’m wondering if it’s the doctors visit… the Doctor’s VISIT… that makes the cure actually happen. It’s not the pharmaceutical drug you receive.

It’s the fact that you’ve gone there, you’ve been prescribed it… you TRUST your doctor, you take that drug, and then you suddenly, miraculously get better!

Or… and that’s why I’m saying it’s the VISIT. It’s the visit that did it, not the drug.

Mentally… mind wise…

Tamra: Belief! Your belief in the visit and your belief in the drug. That, it’s just like a placebo!

I had never heard of that idea before… until you said that, until you said that…

But it’s your belief in the drug… in the pill…


That’s only half the video… more transcription is coming soon…


See you soon…
Miles and Tamra
Online Offgrid


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What’s In YOUR Medicine Cabinet?

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What if you had NO pharmaceutical remedies or drugs in your medicine cabinet?

What if there was another way to heal…. to heal YOURSELF?

Thank you for this BRILLIANT book, Louise Hay, HEAL YOUR BODY!


Disclaimer, we are NOT doctors nor professionals… to be clear. 🙂


… this morning when we were having a coffee, Tamra said this about her findings…

“Yes, this is our Medicine Cabinet, this book by Louise Hay, ‘HEAL YOUR BODY.’ “

So, a BIG thank you to her… Louise Hay, Thank you for writing this book, it’s made a massive difference in our lives!

To check out her book, please click below:

Heal Your Body by Louise Hay


See you soon…

Tamra & Miles

Online Offgrid

Here’s our dialogue from the video . . .

What’s in YOUR Medicine Cabinet?

Miles: … this morning when we were having a coffee, while we were walking on the beach, Tamra said this about her findings…

Tamra: Yes, so this is our Medicine Cabinet (holding up the book “HEAL YOUR BODY” by Louise L. Hay), this book by Louise Hay, “HEAL YOUR BODY.”

I use this when anything hurts, I look it up and it will tell you “why”, “what belief”, what area of your body it is affecting… and it’s brilliant, because it works!

Miles: Yes, in fact, let me give you an example… so, basically, it’s split into two… it can tell you which part of the body can be hurting because of the emotion…

But of course I ask you which part of the body is hurting, and then give you the understanding behind that, as to why it’s happening.

So, for instance, let’s have a look at this… (or the condition)…

Tamra: So if we do feet… Plantar Fasciitis… so feet…

Miles: So what it’s done, what are the columns? Let me just show you up to the screen, let me just show you there are three columns, (holds up the book), then I’ll tell you what the columns are…

Tamra: The first column is the pain, the second column is the emotional issue that you are having which is causing the pain… and you’ve been having this emotional “issue” for a while, for it to show up physically.

Miles: Ok so this is the pain (pointing at the first column in the book), this is the reason for the pain (pointing at the second column in the book) the emotion, and on the right hand side (pointing at the far right hand column)?

Tamra: That’s how to heal yourself. What to think, what to believe… which we add in front of these words “WHAT IF” because, I don’t really believe in affirmations, because my mind doesn’t always believe them… if fights them… so if you put “what If…” in front of it, (for example) “What if I feel…”, it opens up your mind… That’s a whole other video…

Miles: It is… and that (video) will becoming soon, to a cinema near you.

So, we’ll read the feet out… but then I’m going to read another one, which if you’re not quite sure about this, this is something that will actually make sense much more, because not all of them make sense, until you start to “get it.”

So it says here, (first column) “Feet, represent our understanding of ourselves, of our life, of others.” Ok, so what that’s suggesting is…

Tamra: So, if your feet hurt, that means (my feet used to hurt), I didn’t understand my life…

Miles: Your life just didn’t make sense?

Tamra: I didn’t understand myself… or the life of anyone else close to me, normally… and so…

Miles: Oh, of course, family stuff going on, etc. Right.

So it says here that “My understanding is clear.” So, the way to feel better, to be healed in your feet, is to start thinking… “My understanding is clear. I am willing to change with the times. I am safe.”

That’s interesting. Safe. So, it’s about security.

So what I thought I’d do, is read you very very quickly “the shoulder” one… because this is one I suffer with, and it made so much sense, when I read what was going on for me.

This book covers everything! Even to the point of things like “Senility,” (which is no doubt, on its way).

So shoulders, and also related to joints or round shoulders and things like that.

So, the shoulders “represent our ability to carry our experiences in life joyously. We make life a burden by our attitude.”

So when I had a knot in my shoulder, which I kept going to get physio and massage and whatever I could do to get RID of that knot! GET RID OF THAT KNOT! And, once I got out of that situation, effectively what it says here, “Choose to allow my experiences to be joyous and loving.”

So what I did, because I felt so stressed about everything. I was shouldering everything, all the responsibilities and things like that…

Effectively what I did, was I got rid of (in a way) those responsibilities. They were no longer my problems. I left the business I was in, it was no longer my responsibility. And I was literally within HOURS… (I hadn’t spotted it straight away), and then I thought, “Hang on! That pain is GONE! Completely gone!”

What I had done, was I’d stopped shouldering, (pardon the pun), stopped shouldering that responsibility, and those stresses and strains I’d taken on, I had to no longer shoulder that weight. The weight was gone. And I immediately felt better! And this was after weeks and weeks of therapy, physio-therapy and massage and I had tried ALL sorts of different things… even to the point of alternative therapies like acupuncture and things like that. And whilst it eased the pain, within HOURS of having that treatment, it was back again.

Yet, when I changed the situation, therefore I changed the way I had to FEEL about the situation, it (the pain) just went, (it was GONE)!

So, this book by Louise Hay, and it was Tamra that told me about this book, this is ALL we need! (And look, it’s not even that thick of a book.)

And, if you can just start to THINK differently about that situation, which makes you FEEL DIFFERENTLY about that situation, which then is in connection with emotions… it’s an unconscious and conscious connection. And you’ll be amazed at what it can do!

But, hey, don’t trust us… this is a disclaimer (again), we are not doctors. (All we are is “suggesters” and “adventurers” in this particular area!)

Tamra: Yes, we’re Freedom Finders!

Miles: Yes, so check it out! We’ll put a link to a way you can get this book…

And a BIG THANK YOU to Louise Hay, Thank you for bringing this book out, it’s made a massive difference to our lives, (and more Tamra’s than mine, if you ever hear her stories).

So, thanks EVER SO MUCH! And, give it a read!

See you soon…

Tamra and Miles

Online Offgrid