Nutrition, Superfoods, Sacred Herbs

Here, let’s delve deeper into Nutrition, Super Foods, Sacred Wellness Herbs/Plants, Elixirs/Potions to Heal and Empower us physically, mentally, spiritually.

Then, we will share about different ways to Fast, Detox, Purify ourselves – as well as the cleansing powers,overall benefits of those.


Basics of Digestion

Digestion is the process by which our body breaks down food and pulls out the nutrients our body needs to operate optimally. Anything left is a waste product, which our body removes through excretion.

Generally, food takes between 1 to 72 hours to move through our digestive tract. The time depends on various factors : the amounts and types of foods we’ve ingested, our gender, hormone releases, metabolism, gut flora, bacteria, ,..

  1. Mouth – Release of saliva, that breaks down food particles, and mixes with it enzymes.
  2. Esophagus – our brain automatically signals the muscles of the esophagus and peristalsis begins. ( constriction and relaxation of the muscles of the intestine or another canal, creating wave-like movements that push the food forward. )
  3. Lower esophageal sphincter – relaxes and lets food pass into our stomach. This sphincter usually stays closed to keep what’s in our stomach from flowing back into our esophagus.
  4. Stomach. After food enters our stomach, the stomach muscles mix the food and liquid with digestive juices. Our stomach then slowly empties its contents in our small intestine.
  5. Small intestine. The muscles of our small intestine mix food with digestive juices from the pancreas, liver, and intestine, and push the mixture forward for further digestion. The walls of the small intestine absorb water and the digested nutrients into our bloodstream. As peristalsis continues, the waste products of the digestive process move into the large intestine.
  6. Large intestine. Waste products from the digestive process include undigested parts of food, fluid, and older cells from the lining of your Gastro-Intestinal tract. Our large intestine absorbs water and changes the waste from liquid into stool. Peristalsis helps move the stool into our rectum.
  7. Rectum. The lower end of our large intestine, the rectum, stores stool until it pushes stool out of our anus.

Animals take the longest to fully digest (the proteins and fats they contain are complex molecules that take longer for our body to pull apart).

Opposingly, fruits and vegetables, which are high in fiber, generally move through our system in a few hours. High-fiber foods help our digestive track run more efficiently.


Basics of Health & Nutrition

As Human beings, our body requires forms of energy to provide ‘fuel’ for cellular metabolism/repair, organ functions, growth & body movement. Air, Water, Sun, Life-Force, and Food are the main energies that keeps our bodies alive and functioning optimally.

On top of that, our microflora (bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microbes that make up our microbial inner ecosystem) – impact our digestive tract, as well as :

  1. Behavior/Feelings – Our gut serves as our second brain. It produces the neurotransmitter serotonin, which have a positive influence on our mood and general well-being.
  2. Gene expression – A probiotic-rich diet can influence the activity of hundreds of our genes to help them express in a positive, disease-fighting way. This means our gut impacts our epigenetics (a field of medicine showing that our lifestyle impacts our genetic expression.)
10 minutes of information about how foods affect our overall well-being.

Let’s acknowledge that we are All Unique. What may be good for one, may be bad for another. Each individual has a unique biochemical makeup that will determine what is good & what is bad – what will be easily ingested/digested, & what will not be. It also depends on the Energy we spend a day, the nutrients and components that are already stored in our body, the absorption and digestive effort, which vary from person to person, etc.. – For the purpose of this article, let’s talk generally.


As Humans, in order to feel, heal, live optimally, our body needs : Vitamins, Fats, Carbohydrates, Fibers, Proteins, Minerals and of course, Water.


Vitamins

A vitamin is an organic compound and an essential micro-nutrient that our body needs in varying amounts. The essential vitamins are:

•    Vitamin A – for reproductive, eye and skin Health (found abundantly in : fish oils, sweet potatoes, carrots, leafy greens, broccoli, squash, milk and eggs ).
•    Vitamin C – for overall immune support & bone and muscle structure (fond abundantly in : citrus fruits such as orange, kiwi, lemon, grapefruit, and vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and capsicums).
•    Vitamin D – for cardiovascular, nervous health as well as bone growth (We naturally produce this Vitamin D when exposed to Sunlight. Also, found abundantly in : fatty fish, dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals, cheese, egg yolks).
•    Vitamin E – group of powerful antioxidants that protect our cells from oxidative stress. Essential for our body to function normally (found abundantly in :cooking oils, seeds/nuts like almonds, fatty fish, spinash, avocados,.. )
•    B vitamins – Vital for optimal brain development & function, as well as for optimal functions of our immune and nervous system (found abundantly in : whole grains (brown rice, barley, millet), animals (poultry, fish) eggs and dairy products (milk, cheese) legumes (beans, lentils) seeds and nuts (sunflower seeds, almonds) dark, leafy vegetables (broccoli, spinach) & fruits (citrus fruits, avocados, bananas).


Fats

There are various kinds of fat. Some are good – some are bad. Our bodies mainly use fat to protect our organs and to retain our body heat. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble, meaning they depend on fat to be transported throughout our body. Of course, trans and saturated fat ingestion should be cut down, as these fats usually raise our cholesterol to unhealthy levels. Unsaturated fats, on the contrary, lower unhealthy cholesterol levels and offer many benefits for our Hearts. Examples of foods rich in unsaturated fats (be sure to get the best qualities available !) :

  • Avocados
  • Eggs (non-fried)
  • Pure Cacao / dark Chocolate
  • Soybeans
  • Flaxseed
  • Olives + it’s oil
  • Nuts/Seeds
  • Fish

Carbohydrates

Most people are burning carbohydrates as their primary source of energy. Whilst this is okay, burning healthy fats as our primal source of energy is Healthier. Why? – Carbs unfortunately does not burn as healthily as healthy fat; and produce much more free radicals (which damage important cellular structures, such as our mitochondrial DNA, cell membranes, and proteins like the mitochondrial electron transport chain.) So, the key would be to burn healthy fats (look section on fats for more details) so that our body will naturally transition to burn these instead of carbs – thus reduce our risk of chronic diseases.

Although our body does not need carbohydrates – (carbohydrates are not essential nutrients: our body can obtain all its energy from protein and fats. It is true that our brain cannot burn fat and needs glucose for energy, but our body can make this glucose from protein) – it is wise to still eat limited amounts of carbohydrates, as there are also valuable benefits from them : they are a source of energy (although not the best), they can prevent some diseases (thanks to the fibers generally, that can help for our digestion and to keep our cholesterol and heart diseases under control); and with them, we have more ability to control our weight (from increasing it to lowering it.)

Complex carbohydrates takes longer to break down and keeps us fuller for longer. Whole grains, vegetables, and fruits are all examples of healthy complex carbohydrates.

Others carbs (most common ones in nowadays diet) make up a large part of foods such as potatoes, pasta, bread, rice, noodles, and other grain-based products.

So, limit your amount of carbohydrates, but do not deprive yourself from them !


Fibers

Ingesting optimal amounts of dietary fiber can help us maintain our weight, improve our blood sugar balance, support our immune system, clear obstructions found in our colon, and to control our gut issues (which are linked to our brain), therefore improving our cognitive functions.

There are two types of fiber:

Soluble fiber – they dissolves into a gel-like texture, helping to slow down our digestion and in the process, slows the rate at which nutrients are utilized. This helps us to feel full longer, which can help with weight control. They can be found in cucumbers, blueberries, beans, and nuts.

Insoluble fiber – they do not dissolve and can’t be digested at all (therefore are not a source of calories) and helps add bulk to our poo. This helps food to move through our digestive tract quicker for healthy elimination.
They also help in absorbing fluids and other byproducts to help “cleanse out” our colon – which will then be disposed as poo. They can be found in dark green leafy vegetables, green beans, celery, and carrots.

Many whole foods, especially veggies and fruits, naturally contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, both of which serve as excellent energy for the healthy microorganisms living in our guts – they also promote regular bowel movements and unblocks obstructions found in our colon.

Healthy foods with high amounts of fiber are : sweet potatoes, green peas, 
Brussels sprouts, cauliflowers, artichokes, spinach, broccoli, and many other vegetables.


Proteins

Proteins are complex organic compounds. It’s basic structure is a chain of amino acids. There are 20 amino acids, classified as essential or nonessential. Among them, nine are essential – which means we must get them from an outside source in order to maintain a healthy body and metabolism. Nonessential means that our bodies produce them naturally, so are not required in our diet.


Every cell in our Human body contains protein. They compose major parts of our skin, muscles, organs, and glands. Protein is also found in all body fluids, except bile and urine. They are essential for synthesis of our body tissues. They promote tissue growth, maintenance & repair. Collagen, hormones, enzymes, immune cells, DNA, RNA are composed of protein. Blood clotting, fluid regulation, & acid-base balance require protein. They also are a source of energy that can be used and stored for our brain and as for ‘general fuel’.

Complete proteins foods are : Animals, eggs, milk, and milk products. For vegetarians/vegans, complete proteins : Soybeans, Buckwheat – Chia – Hemp – Pumpkin – Squash Seeds, Quinoa, Spirulina contain all 9 essential amino acids and even more !


It is easy to get all of our amino acids so long as we eat a variety of foods : the amino acid lacking in one protein source will likely be present in another protein source. We can get all essential amino acids from eating various vegetables/legumes/seeds/grains. To take into account : the better the quality and way of Life the plants and animals lived, the more healthy energy and nutrients we can get from these – also, be sure to prepare them in ways that won’t destroy or damage these essential nutrients.

Disadvantages of an excess of protein diet :

Following a high-protein diet can increase risk of kidney damage. This is because of the excess nitrogen found in the amino acids that make up proteins. Our kidneys have to work harder to get rid of the extra nitrogen and waste products of protein metabolism. Depending on the source of protein, a high protein diet can increase the risk for coronary heart disease. (note : consuming more than 2 grams per kilogram of body weight each day is considered excessive – it also depends on the physical efforts.)


Minerals

Calcium
Calcium is a nutrient essential for the growth and maintenance of strong bones and teeth, nerve signaling, muscle contraction, and secretion of certain hormones and enzymes. Our bones are made of around 18% calcium. Thus, during infancy, childhood, and – for a pregnant mother – higher amounts of Calcium is needed. From adulthood onwards, only traces (minimal amounts) of calcium are needed. And, if there is a temporary deficit in the amount of calcium in our diet, our body will compensate from taking it from our storehouse in our bones. – Getting too much calcium
(hypercalcemia) can cause : constipation – abnormal heart and brain function – bone pain and muscle weakness – fatigue – high blood pressure – interference with the body’s ability to absorb iron and zinc and increases the risk of kidney stones. So, like everything else, in moderation !

Foods rich in calcium :
Nuts (Almonds,..) – Seeds (Chia,..) – Spinach – broccoli – tofu – plant and dairy milk – yogurt – cheese – leafy greens (Kale, ..) – most beans/lentils – clams – okra – certain fishes (trout, salmon, sardines) – acorn squash- …
Adding vitamin D to the diet increases the body’s ability to absorb calcium. 

Iron –

Zinc –

Sodium –

Potassium –

Magnesium –

Phosphorous –


Water

We Humans are made of around 70% Water. It is essential for our survival, cells nourishment and growth, as well as for waste removal and temperature regulation.
A few days without water can lead to serious illness and even death.

As we are composed of the food and water we drink, let’s get their purest forms (without pesticides, chemicals, etc).

Full details on Water, here. (molecular structure, different vibration impact, transformation through intentions, etc..)


A diverse, well prepared and healthy diet (Raw Fruits, Vegetables, proper
Sun exposure and if you feel, an occasional Animal for enhanced nutrition) is encouraged to supply our body with all these essential Nutrients. If you Feel that you may have a lack of any of these essential Human needs, try some supplements (Although natural is the best way to go). Of course, we are all unique, – so learn to feel what your body needs and what makes you feel Optimal – physically, mentally, spiritually.


Food Preparation

Whenever we can eat raw, natural foods, let’s do it ! Raw uncooked foods -particularly fruits and vegetables – contain live “sun energy” known as biophotons.

Biophotons contain important bio-information that control complex vital processes in our bodies. They help regulate those process to help maintain -and/or- elevate our physical body to a higher vibration. This then leads to a emotional feeling and physical state of well-being.

All living organisms emits bio-photons. The more bio-photons an organism emits, the greater its vitality and potential for absorption of energy for us. In other words – the more light an organism can store, the more energetically nutritious it is for us.

Whenever we cook or process food, we alter the shape and chemical composition of it’s valuable and sensitive micro-nutrients. For example, heating damages and can destroy these essential nutrients. This is one of the reasons why people who consume a highly processed food diet are prone to malnutrition or nutrient deficiencies.

On top of that, cooking food at high temperatures also produces unhealthy byproducts like thermolyzed casein and acrylamide, which are carcinogenic chemical compounds.

Eating Organic Fruits, Vegetables and Whole Grains (not processed/chemically/genetically modified) is the most natural way to Feel, Be and Remain Healthy.

Processed and unnatural Foods are packed with sodium, sugars, carbohydrates, chemicals and unhealthy fats – thus, they require more energy, more effort for our digestive system to process, digest and cleanse the excess toxins.

Optimal Healing, Empowering Food Preparations :

Fermented foods

Since Ancient Times, we Humans have used many preservation techniques to thrive. Fermented foods are full of probiotics (good bacterias). Fermentation enhances the nutrition content, promotes the growth and life cycle of good bacteria that makes the minerals in cultured foods more readily available to our body. These bacteria also produce vitamins and enzymes that are beneficial for digestion, and thus, the lifespan and flavour of the used ingredients enhance.

Almost any vegetable can be fermented, and fermenting farm-fresh produce is a great way to provide good nutrition year-round! Ferment one vegetable alone or create mix of many different kinds, along with herbs and spices, for a great variety of cultured foods.

They Enhance our natural variety of microflora that leads to many, healing and empowering benefits. Researches conclude that a healthy balance of good and bad bacteria in our guts promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. They can contain 100 times more probiotics than a supplement! More scientific reasons to prepare and ingest fermented foods :

Important nutrients – Some fermented foods are outstanding sources of essential nutrients

Balancing our immune system – Around 80 percent of our immune system is located in our gut. Probiotics play an important role in the development and operation of the mucosal immune system in our digestive tract, and aid in the production of antibodies to pathogens. This makes a healthy gut a key player for remaining in optimal health, as strong immune system is our top defense system against all diseases.

Detox –  The beneficial bacterias in fermented foods are highly powerful detoxifiers, capable of eliminating a wide range of toxins and heavy metals that we unfortunately are exposed to in modern times.

How To : There are many different ways.

What you need :

Clean, Sterilized Jar (ideally wide-mouth)

re-used glass jars are amazing too !

Pure, Clean Water (so that vegetables are not in contact with oxygen) with Good Quality Sea Salt (for preservation and prevention of bad bacteria). Mix Both, ratio should be around (30Cl water for 1 Tablespoon Sea Salt) – {Optional :Apple Cider Vinegar to regulate PH and for extra health benefits}.

All kinds of vegetables, and spices (preferably Raw, Unprocessed, Organic)

Steps and Basic Principles :

Lactic Acid bacteria is present in all vegetables. The key here is to create a perfect environment for the Lactic Acid to flourish while preventing bad bacteria to grow (those can lead to mold, food spoil). Lactic Acid Bacteria flourish in environment without any air (thus all fermented veggies should be submerged in water.)

  • Wash your vegetables thoroughly, and place them in a clean Jar.
  • Pour your Water+Salt_Vinegar Mixture into Jar. Keep your Veggies submerged in this Water+Salt+Vinegar.
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Use your Creativity, Knowledge & Desires to Create your own Healing/Empowering Fermented Veggies !
  • Send good vibrations and intentions to your Jar and Preparation (Why? –>Check Masaru Emoto’s work and findings on how our environment energy/vibrations impact molecules of water). Then, store in a nice, moderate/cool energetic place (surrounded by crystals would be a plus !)
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  • Store jar away from direct sunlight, in a place with consistent temperature (preferably 15C – 25C) – (the colder, the more time it will take to ferment, the hotter, the more fast and uncontrollable the fermentation will be).
  • Check daily, and screw lid slightly tight. Open lid every few days – (gas forming needs to be released every 24-48 hours, or risk of gas buildup..)
  • Once the vegetables are finished culturing ( from a day to few weeks -depending on your taste and which fermentation used), store in cool place (ideally, fridge).

If mold start forming, it is recommended to verify all your jar for more mold. If there is more, throw it all. If mold appeared only on the surface, scrap it off, and you shall continue with the fermentation. (Note : If you want to play safe, throw it all.)


Sprouts – Seeds, Grains, Legumes :

My favorite foods to Sprouts. Buckwheat (1-3days) SoyBeans (1-3 days) Sunflower (2-4days) Barley (2-4 days) Kidney Beans (3-5days) Mung Beans (2-4days) Chick peas (2-5 days) !

Sprouting is igniting and enhancing the energy & nutritional values of various seed/grain/legume. It is done by soaking, and sprouting (creating an adequate environment for these to awaken and burst full of energy, nutrients, Life). In other words, sprouts are seeds that have germinated and are now in the first stage of growing into plants. Few days after sprouting, the sprouts will have the highest concentration and bio-availability of nutrients.

There are multiple health benefits of sprouts: improves our digestive process, boosts our metabolism, supports our immune system, increases enzymatic activity throughout our body, aids in weight control, helps prevent anemia, regulates blood pressure, protects against cancer, boosts skin health, improves eye-sight, increases our usable energy reserves, the list goes on. All of these benefits are due to the high content of vitamin, mineral, essential enzymes and organic compounds that most sprouts contain.

Sprouts also contain lower levels of anti-nutrients, including phytic acid (which locks up important minerals). Thus, our body has more energy to absorb all the nutritional content. Words of renowned nutritionist Sheela Sehrawat : “Sprouting increases the nutritive value of the ingredients and provides better digestion. The young sprouts have 10 to 100 times glucoraphanin which is an enzyme that protects the body from cancer causing agents. Further, it provides antioxidants and increases the activity of chlorophyll which helps in detoxifying your body by boosting the oxygen levels in the body.”

Sprouts contain high content of living enzymes (special types of proteins that act as catalysts for all our body’s needs. They help extract/absorb more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids from the foods we ingest – studies prove that some sprouts may contain 100 times more enzymes than uncooked fruits and vegetables.)
Research shows that during the sprouting process, some sprouts nutritional content can increase by up to 20 times compared to the nutritional content of the same un-sprouted food.

Sprouts are cost-friendly, and easy to make. All one needs is patience and water !

Most common sprouts : Buckwheat, Soybeans, Sunflower Seeds, Mung beans, Barley, Kidney Beans, Chickpeas, Alfalfa. There are many more, and all of them have their own specific timings of soaking and sprouting.

How To :

  • Rinse the grains/beans/legumes properly
  • Place them in a bowl or a mason jar filled with double the amount of clean water (as these will absorb some of the water while sprouting.)
  • Keep the container at room temperature and let it sit for 3-72 hours depending on the type of sprouts
  • Drain the used water, and run fresh water through the sprouts.
  • Keep them dry in a bowl or jar and, every 4-12 hours, rinse them and drain them again. Repeat this process until you see shouts coming out of the bean/grain/legume (it can take 2-5 days to sprout).
  • Ingest and enjoy the benefits of Alive super-food !

To keep in mind :

Keep your hands, jars and sprouting space clean.

It’s healthier to sprout organic.

Best to ingest them within 4 days of sprouting and

repeat, or experience with new ingredients !

Also, alike most foods, much of the nutritive value of sprouts is lost when they are heated. To get the most of their benefits, they should be ingested raw with lots of saliva !


Kombucha :

Yoghurt :

Kefir :

Bach Flower Remedy/Essence :

Health Tea :

Smoothie :


Nature’s Superfoods

Superfoods is a term given to foods that are (very) rich in common on rare nutrients, thus helping us to further improve our dietary needs and body’s optimal health.

Spirulina

Coconut

Chia Seeds

Honey

Garlic

Seaweed

Goji Berries – Origins : Himalayas, Asia. They’ve been called ”the most nutritionally dense food on Earth”. Lycium barbarum, aka goji berries, contain (proportionally) more vitamin C than oranges, more beta carotene than carrots and more iron than a steak. It is also a great source of B vitamins and antioxidants, and contains 15 amino acids. Goji berries has been used medicinally in China for centuries to improve blood circulation, strengthen the limbs, improve eyesight, protect the liver, increase libido and boost overall immune functions.

Turmeric

Aloe Vera

Quinoa

Flaxseed

Walnut

Chlorella – It is a green algae rich in chlorophyll just like its cousin spirulina. It’s dominant benefits is the detoxification from toxins, heavy metals, while boosting our immune system and skin health, helping with weight loss, lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and inhibiting cancer growth. It’s also commonly used as a natural remedy for boosting overall energy and mental function.

Açai: Main origins : Amazon. Classified as a superfood, it contains a high amount of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. It’s considered one of nature’s best offerings to combat premature aging thanks to its high monounsaturated oleic acid content. Oleic acid has various health benefits, such as strengthening our cell’s membrane integrity, helps to repair cells and tissues damage while improving heart and circulatory system. Many research proves that optimal, healthy Oleic acid helps in fighting cancer and inhibits the growth of cancerous cells.

It boosts memory power and optimizes the functions of the brain and neurological transmission.

 Avocado: Superfood rich in “good” fats (mono saturated fats and omega-9 fats) as well as nutrients such as phytosterols and polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols (PFAs), which supports our inflammatory system, thus lowering the risk of illnesses caused by inflammation (like arthritis). Avocados are also high in oleic acid, which helps our bodies absorb nutrients, and high in vitamin B-6 and folic acid, which support our heart health. Plus, they’re a source of potassium, which enhances our muscle strength, metabolism, water balance, electrolytic functions, and our overall nervous system. It is the third most abundant mineral in the human body and is a powerful element in improving health. 

 Broccoli: They are a rich source of vitamin C,K , folic acid and carotenoids, which are packed with vitamin A and can protect our cells from the damage of free radicals, all while enhancing our immune system functions and improving our reproductive health. All these help our body to build strong bones and help in healing injuries. Science proves that broccoli can help prevent a number of cancers, particularly cancers of the lung, colon, rectum and stomach.

Sweet potatoes: They are healthy source of carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. On top of being savory-sweet, they can dissipate our craving for starches, and – they are ranked among the highest nutritionally dense vegetables on the nutrition scale. Sweet potatoes can balance & stabilize blood sugar, making them a great choice for diabetics, and are relatively low in calories.

Blueberries: They contain a cancer-fighting ellagic acid, aka an antioxidant that has been proven in various researches to minimize the growth of some cancerous tumors. Blueberry extracts have also been tested to have anti-inflammatory properties and help prevent negative, infectious bacteria to cling to the walls of our gut, bladder and urethra.

Yogurt: Yogurt contains active cultures known as “friendly bacteria” that restore healthy balance in our digestive system. One of these bacteria cultures is Lactobacillus acidophilus, which positively populates our intestines, helping our to body fight off infection. Plus, it’s a rich source of calcium, potassium, riboflavin, magnesium and phosphate.

Lentils: They are an abundant source of protein as well as a great source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. They contain rich amounts of iron and B vitamins -and- are very filling, yet low in calories. Folate and magnesium also contribute to heart heath and improve the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.

Beans: Beans are low in fat, contain soluble fiber and contain various, rich protein. Plus, they digest slowly due to their complex carbohydrates, which stabilizes blood sugar. Beans also contain an array of nutrients including antioxidants, and vitamins & minerals, such as copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium and zinc, all contributing to make us Feel and Live our greatest potential.

Kale: Rich source of beta carotene, iron and folate. It’s also a low-calorie, low-carb source of protein that is filled with fiber, which promotes efficient digestion as well as helps us feel full. A cup of cooked kale provides more than half the recommended daily recommended dose of vitamin C.

Eggs: Complete, nutritous food. One egg contains (on average) 75 calories, 7 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 1.5 grams of saturated fat, plus iron, vitamins and minerals. And the carotenoids in eggs, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin, may reduce the risk eye degeneration.

Wild salmon/sardine/mackerel/tuna: Rich source of omega-3 fats, ingesting these wild fishes may help reduce risks of heart related problems. They contain rich amounts of vitamin D and selenium for healthy hair, skin, nails and bones.
They also provides many other vitamins, such as B3 and B12, which promote our healthy metabolism.

Downside : depending on the source and amounts, Mercury-related disorders may arise.


Sacred Herbs / Plants

Ashwagandha

Turmeric

Ginger

Lotus

Ginseng

Gingko

Maca

Dandelion Root

Reishi Mushroom

Guarana

Cacao

Macha/Green Tea

Wild Asparagus Root –
Blue Lotus – Mind Body Spirit Herb
Celastrus Paniculatus – Life Enhancer
Xhosa Dream Root – Vivid and Prophetic Dreams

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) – is a wild plant that can be found on all continents. It is a mineral rich plant with abundant amounts of calcium, manganese, magnesium and iron.
Nettles have many benefits, such as their ability to cleanse toxins from our blood and clearing our body of uric acid. They also have a good reputation for reducing arthritic, joint pain and alleviating allergy symptoms.

Soaking it in water or rapidly cooking it denatures the sting, making them easily edible – raw or cooked.

Dandelion – One of the most common wild plants in our World, although considered as a weed, this plant has many benefits : detoxifies, cleanses our blood, stimulates aids in digestions. They act as a liver tonic, removing toxins whilst stimulating our kidneys to ensure that toxins are effectively eliminated. Plus, dandelions are rich in vitamins A & K, which promotes blood health. Vitamin K ensures effective blood clotting, whilst vitamin A regulates our blood cell growth. Thanks to it’s source of Vitamin C, Calcium, and nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin, it promotes good bone and Eye health.

Leaves and Flower are edible Raw, but easier to ingest it’s benefits through Tea ! Roots are also edible, once cooked.


Food and Chakras

Having a multi-colored rainbow diet can be highly beneficial from a phytonutrient point of view. Each color correlates to specific chakras.

Muladara, Root chakra (black, brown, red foods):

Fruits & Veggies : Pomegranate, Red Apple, Tomatoes, Watermelon, pink Grapefruit, Cherries, Potatoes, Parsnips, Radishes, Beets, Onions, Lentils, Mushrooms..

Others : Coffee, Cacao, Animals (especially red meat) ,Goji Berries, Beans, Nuts, Peanut butter – Paprika, Pepper, Hibiscus,..

All these foods activate, balances, heals our Root chakra.

Svaddisthana, Sacral chakra (orange foods) :

Fruits & Veggies : Mangoes, carrots, apricots, papayas, melons, tangerines, oranges, peppers, squash, sweet potatoes, yams, pumpkins, passion fruit. Others : Honey, nuts, Turmeric, Spices such as cinnamon, sesame/pumpkin seeds..

All these foods activate, balances, heals our Sacral chakra.

Manipura, Solar Plexus chakra (yellow foods) :

Fruits & veggies : Lemons, yellow peppers, corn, bananas, pineapple

Others : Cider, Ginger Chamomile, Dandelion, sunflower seeds&oil,
grains like cereal, rices, flax seed , kefir, kombucha, maca powder

Anahata, Heart (Green foods) :

Lettuce, wheatgrass, kiwis, honeydew, avocados, celery, spinach, green apple, lime, beet greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, mustard greens, and watercress.

Others : Chloerella, Spirulina, Mint, basil, thyme, green teas, Moringa, Matcha most herbs,..

Vishudda, Throat chakra (blue foods) :

Blueberries, bilberry, plums,..

Others : Cornflower, Peaflower, Blue Lotus,Water

Ajna, Third eye (Indigo foods) :

Grapes, strawberries,blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and foods with a mixture of colors in between.

Others : Acai, grape juice, raw walnuts, sprouted almonds, poppy seeds, Water..

Sahasrara, Crown chakra (White, Purple foods) :

Garlic, Coconut, Mushrooms, Lotus, Honeydew, Chives, Leeks,
Purple Sweet Potato, Aloe vera, scallions, purple & white onions, apples, cauliflower, and radishes.

Others :
Lavender, Ginseng, Aloe Vera, Honey, Water Lily, Yogurt, Pure Raw Milk, Water, Air, Incense, Connection to Divine Source, Sun-gazing, Incense and smudging herbs like sage, copal, myrrh, frankincense, and juniper

Our Crown chakra is more spirit than earth, so its nourishment really comes from sources other than food, such as strong connection to the Divine. However, some foods still can enhance, balance, energize this chakra. Eating light meals, meditations, breathwork, detox and fasting can heal and balance this chakra.


Food, Nutrition Wisdom

Ayurveda principle : ”If your food is wrong, medicine is of no use. If your food is right, medicine is of no need”. Meaning : The Root cause of most disease are the energies we feed our Energy. We may take medicine to treat symptoms, but if the root cause is not treated, the illness will remain in a way or another. So, feed the right energies to your Energy, and you will be at your optimal Health – medicine won’t be needed.


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