Eating mindfully is a subject that has gained momentum in recent years due to the fact that people in general are losing touch with their bodies and environment, combined with the availability of very unhealthy foods. Even 50 years ago it was rare that one would eat anything processed, and if it was it was nowhere near the low-quality foods so widely available today. It is easy to scarf down a large bag of […]
A Personal Note on Fasting
Unlimited juice and fruit fasting today, with a few nuts for lunch Feels amazing already. I’ve never taken on a fast as I’ve never before really felt the need to, hence the nuts at some point today and unlimited aspect of the juice and fruit, but it’s only noon on juice and I feel downright amazing. In days leading up to this I’ve been eating increasingly purer foods and […]
Having become accustomed to eating sprouted grains a few years ago, and then falling madly in love with them whilst pregnant with Wolfgang (often eating 2 or 3 avocado sandwiches or wraps for lunch), I have come to notice that they are becoming more of the norm for many people. Although grains are getting a bad rap now that we know they began to be genetically modified in the 50′s hence many of the […]
We are hearing a lot about gluten-free products these days, and it’s no wonder – about 15-20 million people are now gluten intolerant or have full blown celiac disease. Many of these poor people (who isn’t depressed about being intolerant of bread?), are children – in fact, over a third of Italian children are gluten intolerant, meaning that they can’t eat pasta – my God. Why is this happening? In my own personal […]
Raisins may not be extremely nutrient dense in a superfood sense, but they are high in boron which helps prevent bone loss which is especially good for post-menopausal women, women in general in fact, and older men. They are also very high in phenols, a compound that has antioxidant activity, meaning that it reduced oxidative stress in the body. His means it has cleansing, anti-aging properties. Because raisins are reduced of their water content […]
Why in the world are bees soOo special? Think about it. Most plants only germinate when cross-pollinated by bees or wind, and so they are well needed to carry on the existence of millions of species of plants. The history of bee-keeping began with the Ancient Egyptians (surprise, surprise). Included in heiroglyphics, tomb carvings, scrolls and rituals, both bees and their gifts were highly prized. The Romans also prized bee products for their contribution […]
You’ve probably heard it before: sneak maca in your lover’s food or shake and they’ll tear the clothes right off your body immediately. When I worked for Planet Earth Eco Cafe in Hermosa Beach, the owner of the shop and my dear friend Tommy gave a little strawberry-maca pudding mixture to this beautiful blonde lady and explained to her that maca was an aphrodisiac – that she was eating the “baby-maker”, and she stopped the spoon […]
Listen up, children. About 2.7 billion years ago, no living thing walked the earth. What a boring place. There were living organisms, they just didn’t walk… ones that created the liveable atmosphere that we know today. These organisms, responsible for at least 80% of Earth’s food and oxygen supply, must have been huge crazy machine like beasts right? Wrong! These were tiny little fuzzy green algae prokaryotes (nucleus-less), and yet did all the work […]
Being 1/4000th of an inch in diameter, this one-celled plant is… quite small.
3. Iron (bioavailable form)
Nutritional yeast can be as much as 50% protein, rich in B-vitamins, and nucleic acids DNA and RNA, which are, of course, anti-aging.
2. Prevents symptoms of chemotherapy
3. Treats anemia
4. Bonds with and absorbs heavy metals in the body
5. Detoxifies blood
6. Reduces cholesterol
7. Normalizes blood sugar and glucose utilization (due to chromium)
Dosage: Start […]
Aloe is well known for topical healing and skin softening, but aloe is an outrageous superfood! Aside from amazing results in the use of treatment from x-ray burns, sun burns, wounds and radiation burns, aloe is packed with body-loving components.
There are more than 200 species of aloe that grow in the deserts of America, Africa, Europe and Asia and it was first used widely by the ancient Egyptians – and, of course, the smooth-skinned […]
Originally from Asia, they grow in harsh dry conditions as well as in tropical conditions. They are extremely adaptable and are basically indestructible – the Transformers of the food world, and it’s the most nutritionally-rich berry available to mankind.
1. Adaptogenic – it’s a tonic to the adrenals, helping the body deal with stress more easily. This enhances:
c. Longevity (stimulates Human Growth Hormone production)
2. Increases immunity
3. Alkalizes body
4. Improves vitality
5. Improves blood […]
A superfood is both a food and a medicine, having more than a dozen unique health-promoting properties. Superfoods are the most nutrient-rich foods on Earth, are usually very strong in taste, and satisfy hunger, because insatiable hunger can be the body’s way of asking for more nutrients.
Superfoods are alkaline, protein rich, vitamin and mineral rich, cleansing, immune boosting, nourishing, and corrects imbalances when used in the long term.
They have the ability to make it much […]
Many of us wake up, drink coffee, and have cereal, oatmeal or eggs for breakfast. Here’s the deal: overnight as we’ve been asleep, our cells have been cleansing of waste build-up. When we wake up, if we don’t add more fluids (not diuretics) into our body, the waste hangs out, and may get placed back into adipose tissue (fat cells) or keep our blood ‘dirty’, causing us to feel groggy, have headaches, cravings, etc. […]