Thursday, February 26, 2015

Eat Additive Free Foods to Be Truly Healthy

For anyone to be truly healthy, and as the expression goes, the ‘picture of health,’ one must KNOW exactly what they are eating. You are what you eat. And, the inverse may also be true for some, you eat what you are! Let's be honest with each other; we all have cravings, urges, impulses, desires, needs and wants; this is the nature of Homo Sapiens. And, for most of us, when it comes to food and cravings, well, we sometimes can get out-of-control, if you know what l mean. :)

Foods can soothe, they can heal, even show or share love; they can also inspire and enlighten, with regard to taste or smell; and most importantly, they are the most intimate and direct source of comfort and pleasure on this planet! Is it any wonder then, that we all have a very unique and personal relationship with the foods that we love to eat?

Most of us were raised on sugary enriched foods, adulterated by our food industry, lab designed for our sensitive tastes; including, to create within us various taste addictions, by way of, from the 'cradle to the grave' marketing; diabolically directed to every one of it's unsuspecting and totally naive consumers…us! You see, once you are hooked on sugar, and this sugar comes in many forms, disguises, and names; mainly, from almost every packaged product that one can purchase at their local supermarket; you, remain hooked for life, like a drug-dependent junky, itching for their next fix.

Additionally, in the U.S. alone, there are over 10,000 registered additives that the food industry can legally process into our foods. Most of these additives have not been properly researched and scientifically assessed as to their non-toxic effects. But, many scientific researchers and numerous scientific studies have already proven that these 12 could be the most dangerous, and even deadly! They have been called the “Dirty Dozen.”

According to the most recent research by EWG, here are their "Dirty Dozen" food additives: Each of these additives has a link you can go to for more info and details as to its potential side-effects and dangers. You owe it to yourself and your family to take a look!

“Some of these food additives are probable human carcinogens (nitrites), others are known endocrine disruptors (Propyl paraben), some are linked to a severe respiratory condition (diacetyl), and others are just plain ambiguous in origin (artificial colors and flavoring ingredients). EWG (Environmental Working Group) has links to a full breakdown on each of these dubious food additives at their Dirty Dozen page, and for on-the-go reference, the organization's Food Scores app or web database offers guidance in avoiding these in your diet.
Pesticide residues on our ‘fruits and vegetables’ can also play havoc with our body; especially, neurologically. Here are the worst offenders:

If food is to be our best medicine and keep us healthy for a very long time, we must do our best to know precisely what it is that we are eating. We must either be ‘informed and educated consumers’; or, it’s opposite, ‘stupidly sick consumers,’ loaded up with medications, and just waiting to die! OUR CHOICE, DEPENDING ON WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE FOODS WE ARE EATING!

We can no longer allow ourselves to be manipulated by uncaring corporate interests that have profit instead of our health as their main mission. We need to rely more on our own health initiatives and independent research; and, the best way I know how to live a life full of vigor and vitality is to eat additive-free foods to be and to stay, truly healthy!

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Power of the Human Spirit For Your Health

Examining the true power of the human spirit gives me a unique and honest insight into our health & spirituality. So, I need to be open and forthright in this personal and spiritual journey.

Let’s get something spiritually straight right from the start; I am an Atheist, not an Agnostic; I am faithless and hopeless (according to some), and to others’, a thoroughly and totally, God-less disbeliever! Now, having said all that, I am also a great believer in Humanity, Nature, Evolution, the ever-expanding Universe, the Quantum Universe; Multiple and Parallel Universes; the Holographic Universe; and most importantly, the Power of the Human Spirit!

I am not Religious; but Spiritual, my life is not governed by ritual or dogma; and, I totally live in the NOW while Loving Life to-the-fullest! Additionally, I also believe that we as Spiritual Beings possess infinite wisdom and an infinite potential; not surprisingly, we are ALL capable of tapping into this personal Spiritual reservoir, if we are aware enough and determined enough to do so.

The resolution of both the Human & Spiritual Condition will only come about through COMPASSION towards ALL Life EVERYWHERE! We will have to learn how to become aware of this UNIVERSAL LAW, PROTECT AND PRESERVE ALL LIFE FORMS! And, this doesn't mean that we can’t live through them or on them either! Life survives on a biological level by feeding on lower forms of Life or living matter. At present, for most, this is an inescapable and necessary fact of REALITY!

Spiritually speaking, our foods and fuels are made up of and NOT limited to the following: love, compassion, respect, empathy, sympathy, consideration, dignity, humility, forgiveness, prayer, faith, belief, honor, kindness, agreement, tolerance, God, Source, Spiritualities, hope, help, and Goodness. This too is also a fact and a reality of our mutual Human and Spiritual co-existence!

These are some of the Spiritual currencies that we can easily use to change our lives forever! You see, without our Spirituality, we would all be dead-unaware of Life’s’ miraculous and bountiful existence! Life wouldn't matter, because we didn't matter! Making other people matter, matters to everyone, as we are all interconnected; making plants and different life forms matter, also matters to all; as we are as said, intimately connected to Life everywhere! Physical matter and all Energy forms also matter as it is what keeps us in the game, and surviving through these challenges and obstacles. 

Finally, Space matters, as we all require a safe space, a private place, that we can call our own special place. All matter living or not, matters to every other atom and subatomic particle within this, or any other Universe! EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE IS CONNECTED IN SOME SMALL OR LARGE, MEANINGFUL OR SIGNIFICANT WAY! This is another profound example of the power of the Human Spirit, and our true, but mostly hidden from view, connectivity!

Spiritual speaking, our salvation, and togetherness will require a quantum leap in our awareness as well as our preparedness for what lies ahead, in the not so distant future. Our true health and well-being will NOT just be influenced by our food and environmental choices; but, by our personal Spiritual awareness and development, this will also play a major evolutionary influence as well, helping to maximize our physical well-being and our longevity. 

Your true health source will be your connection with your spirituality and your spiritual Source. This is the only way to realize and utilize the Power of the Human Spirit for your health!

Power to the Human Spirit!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Home Gardening For Natural Health Using Any Space or Place, Even an Apt.

Home gardening for natural health using any space or place, even an apt. can be easily achieved by almost anyone, if gardening for ‘natural health’ is what you are sincerely after. Factually speaking, the Single Biggest or Most Important Thing that anyone desiring 'abundant and radiant health' can do towards achieving 'optimum health and maximized longevity,' is to become a self-reliant, natural health, home Gardner. I kid you not!  

Now, don't laugh or make excuses for yourself about your time or limited resources, i.e., land or the lack of space to grow your crops; not to mention your planting/cultivating inexperience. This ideal can definitely be achieved by anyone living anywhere, and even for free!

The surprising health benefits of becoming a home gardener are many and long-lasting. Incredibly enough, even living in an apt, with no backyard or dedicated garden space, one can still grow organic, nutrient-rich and vitamin/mineral dense herbs, sprouts, and even plants; albeit, in a limited space. This is easily accomplished by way of compact sprouting trays, small growing beds/trays of nutrient-rich soil, in space-saving containers, grown in areas like window ledges, patios, balconies, even within spare closets, using UV lamps, etc. Direct sunlight is preferable, but if you live in a basement with no windows, if that’s even permissible today, growing your own natural foods using UV lamps is entirely possible, practical, and undoubtedly fun to do!

Additionally, one can also find and use, exchange-with or rent, local backyards or land space from local homeowners or landlords that are open to the idea of growing/sharing these rich, natural home-grown, and pesticide-free healthy foods. The exchange can be as easy as growing foods for them and or their families; they may even be willing to pay for the seeds and start-up costs. Depending on the size of the plot, you can also get some other land-less but eager, health-conscious locals involved as well. Put up posters or advertise in the classifieds or local papers, for both growing areas/land, and similar like-minded people to help with the cultivation of this newly found 'life-saving and health-enhancing' land space.

A recent article by Dr. Mercola really hit me hard and woke me up to some important facts. His email headline had me hooked immediately, 30 Times More Nutritious Than Most Organic Vegetables - You Can Easily Grow Them in Only 7 Days! The title of the article being, “Great Reasons to Eat Your Sprouts.”  It focuses on and in simple to understand language, how to grow your own sprouts; a self-help video is also included; as well as, to help you get immediately started, the good Dr., also provides you with a DIY Sprout Doctor Starter Kit, should you decide to purchase this online and have it directly delivered. 

Now, how easy is that?

From Sunflower seeds to Alfalfa and Wheatgrass, to Mung beans, Lentil sprouts, and even Brussels sprouts, you can do it all with ease and limited space. The great reasons for this type of activity are listed as being, higher vitamin content; higher enzyme content; increased essential fatty acid and fiber content; increased bioavailability of minerals and protein; not to mention, being totally pesticide and chemically free of any toxic elements. How great is that?

Now, I hope you believe me when I say that home gardening is totally possible for truly ‘natural and abundant health’ while using any space or place, even an apt?