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Benefits of Raw Eating Habits

 

 

Phytonutrients, Vitamins & Mineralshy

Phytonutrients (“phyto” means “plant”), which includes antioxidants, give fruits and vegetables their radiant colors and are important in the prevention of chronic diseases, most notably cancer. These are literally nature’s compounds that keep us well. Doctors Hyman and Galland say that phytonutrients help “turn-on” your body’s metabolism at the cellular level and regulate hormones that help control appetite. These foods have high levels of antioxidants with health promoting and disease preventing compounds.

Most vitamins and phytonutrients are destroyed or damaged when cooked or processed above 130 degrees so they’re less available for assimilation. In short, when you cook your food, you’re destroying the nutrients. It’s like eating empty foods, or empty calories, that just fill you up temporarily. What’s the point? It’s a waste and you’ll end up not feeling satiated because there are not any nutrients, and your body needs nutrients. Eating fresh, organic Raw fruits and vegetables will increase the vitamins and micronutrients in your diet and you’ll feel the difference immediately. What’s more is that, once I started making it a point to eat all of the food I prepared at home, organic, it was shocking to me how untasty food became for me at restaurants. 

Enzymes

Enzymes are the power of life. They are living forces that conduct and direct every activity in your body. Enzymes “digest” or break down raw foods. More and more research suggests eating high-enzyme food helps digestion. Eating an enzyme-rich diet is thought to increase vitality and slow the aging process. Enzymes are heat sensitive and destroyed at temperatures above 118 degrees. Again, the bottom line here is that when you cook your food, you’re destroying the nutrients and enzymes. It’s like eating empty foods that just fill you up temporarily. And, you’re causing your body to do more work than necessary to digest the cooked food you just ate. It’s not only a waste, but it also accelerates aging. One of the reasons your energy skyrockets when you eat Raw foods is that your body doesn’t spend as much time digesting the food. Digestion is the #1 energy drainer for people, so if you can help that by decreasing the time your body needs to digest food, you’ll automatically experience more pure, real energy.

Proteins

Here’s a fun and important topic. I’m always asked, “Where do you get your protein?”

Answer: The same place elephants, bulls, and buffalos get their protein — from eating plants. See, we have been misguided and programmed to believe that the only source of protein is from meat — aka, animal tissue. But in reality, plant-based foods contain plenty of extremely high-quality protein that is actually easier for your body to digest and assimilate. The reason they are higher quality is simple: Plant proteins are found inside plant cells, the walls of which are made of the rigid material we call fiber.

Read more about the great benefits about switching to eating Raw  at  KristenSRaw 

Water Birth

What is water birth?

The act of giving birth in water is so incredibly simple. A mother submerges herself in warm, body temperature water during her labour. If she feels like giving birth in that warm buoyant state, there is no need to ask her to leave the water.

The baby has grown in a fluid environment for the past 9 months. Babies adjust very well to being born in a birth pool. Water birth is miraculous.

Human beings are comprised primarily of water, and many special characteristics we have link us to aquatic mammals, perhaps carrying the memory of a time when the human species had an “aquatic interlude.” A three-day old fetus is 97 percent water, and at eight months the fetus is 81 percent water. By the time a human has grown to adulthood, the adult body is still 50 to 70 percent water, depending on the amount of fatty tissue.

Human beings’ natural alliance with water is best witnessed in human babies who can swim naturally and easily long before they learn to sit up or crawl. During their first year of life, babies will calmly and happily paddle underwater, gazing around with eyes wide open. When they need to breathe, they naturally paddle toward the surface of the water before taking a breath. Babies instinctively know not to breathe while their heads are still submerged underwater. They wait until they reach the surface of the water before breathing. It seems to be only later that humans lose these instincts and become more prone to drowning.

Read the full article on WaterBirth at BellyBelly 

Miami A Yogis Vice III

Miami ….. Temptation is real here. In a environment where everyday feels like friday. The weather is always intoxicating. Being seconds away from beach keeps relaxation within toes reach. A few nights ago I definitely experienced power of Miami’s Night Life. Club Liv on Sunday at Fountain Bleu was hosting a Album release party.

Can you spot the drunk Yogi? Im standing on the left side holding up a glowing bottle of  memory eraser. Wild Nights
Can you spot the drunk Yogi? Im standing on the left side holding up a glowing bottle of memory eraser. Wild Nights

To make a long story short I drank way too much, lost my phone and i.d as well as what felt like I woke up from sleep walking, under a bridge, very far away from the actual club but close to where Im residing.  Everything is kind of blurry but my last partial memory was getting in a cab and telling him to take me home don’t worry about it.  Hopefully it will come back to me but yeah I did enjoy myself up until that part. I even tried to walk back the way I came to find my stuff but no luck. Time to do some yoga and relax. Be safe and cherish your memories.   Peace Screen Shot 2014-04-20 at 11.35.08 AM Screen Shot 2014-04-20 at 11.33.18 AM

Shrimp & Pineapple Tacos

Pineapples and shrimp is a new taste for me so this should be interesting. The sweetness of the pineapple should definitely add a burst of sweet flavor!

 

Ingredients

 

Directions

  1. Soak 8 small wooden skewers in water for at least 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the beans, scallions, lime juice, 2 tablespoons of the oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat broiler. Thread the shrimp and pineapple onto the skewers and place on a foil-lined large broilerproof baking sheet. Rub with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and season with the cumin, cayenne, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  3. Broil the skewers until the shrimp are opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve with the tortillas, avocado, salsa verde, cilantro, and hot sauce and the bean salad.

Enjoy!

Kinesiology

Kinesiology, also known as human kinetics, is the scientific study of human movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, mechanical, and psychological mechanisms. Applications of kinesiology to human health include:biomechanics and orthopedics; strength and conditioning; sport psychology; methods of rehabilitation, such as physical and occupational therapy; and sport and exercise. Individuals who have earned degrees in kinesiology can work in research, the fitness industry, clinical settings, and in industrial environments. 

Wikipedia

How does JetLag work?

The feelings of disorientation encountered as a result of crossing time zones are known as jet lag. Symptoms include fatigue and general tiredness, inability to sleep at night, loss of concentration, loss of drive, headaches and general malaise. Jet-lag occurs when biological rhythms are disrupted as a result of rapid transitions across multiple time-zones. Such desynchronization of rhythms also occurs in nocturnal shift work employees who transfer to night shifts.

A classical rhythm is represented by a sine wave, fluctuations occurring cyclically about a mean value rising to a peak and half a cycle later dropping to a trough. Twenty-four hour rhythms are known as circadian (about a day). An example of a biological rhythm is core temperature. We can find the characteristics of rhythms using the mathematical technique of cosinor analysis to determine the mean, the peak, the amplitude, and the time the peak occurs (the acrophase).

Circadian Desynchronization

Following a journey across multiple time zones the body’s rhythms at first retain the characteristics of their point of departure. However, the new environment forces new influences on these cycles, the main factors being the time of sunrise and onset of darkness. The body attempts to adjust to this new context but core temperature is relatively sluggish in doing so. As a rough guide it takes about one day for each time zone crossed for body temperature to adapt completely. The individual may have difficulty in sleeping for a few days, but activity and social contact during the day help in accelerating the adaptations of the arousal rhythm. Thus arousal adjusts more quickly than does body temperature to the new time zone. Until the whole spectrum of biological rhythms adjusts to the new local time, the performance of exercise may be below par.

Selenite

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Selenite crystaSelenite Crystal Point| Standing Generator - Click Image to Closels are remarkably peaceful. They carry a very high vibration, and instill clarity of mind and a deep sense of inner peace. Selenite will assist you in opening your crown chakra and it can even assist you in contacting your Spiritual Guides and Angels.

Another wonderful property of Selenite is that it has the power to cleanse and clear other crystals and negative energies. You will never need to cleanse or recharge your Selenite crystal, as you need to do with many metaphysical stones.

I have to pick up some new stones/crystals  soon!

Source – RainbowDoorways 

Akashic records

Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning “sky”, “space” or “aether”, and it entered the language of theosophy through H. P. Blavatsky, who characterized it as a sort of life force; she also referred to “indestructible tablets of the astral light” recording both the past and future of human thought and action, but she did not explicitly identify these as “akashic” in nature. -Wiki 

Check out Makalesi Breakdown the Akashic Records

My experience with Akashic Records …. none as of yet but I will update once i do more in-search