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MACA! March 2, 2012

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Maca is root that grows in severely high altitudes in the Andes Mountains, and is part of the cruciferous family. Maca goes through intense temperature changes throughout the day, very similar to the Goji Berry, which is why they are Super Adaptogens!! Maca is a powerful strength and stamina builder and is also known to enhance the libido quite a bit!

So what is an adaptogen? An adaptogen is a non toxic substance that increases your ability to resist stressors physically, mentally, and biologically. When you start adding in adaptogens to your diet, you will notice a difference within a few weeks. I sure did. I eat a TON of adaptogens, and i noticed that it takes a lot to stress me out, when before i would get stressed out fairly easily. This is great for those of us with high stress jobs.

Not only does maca serve as a great adaptogen, it is also known to:

  • Increases Energy
  • Increases endurance
  • Increases oxygen in the blood
  • increases physical strength
  • Increases libido
  • Increases neurotransmitter production
  • Supports endocrine system
  • Supports Adrenals
  • Supports Thyroid
  • Improves mood
  • Balances and improves hormones
  • Improves Anemia
  • Helps chronic fatigue
  • Helps Depression
  • Increases nutrition
  • Helps menopausal and menstrual discomfort
  • Improves memory
  • Has been used to help treat Stomach Cancer and TB
  • Relieves stress
  • Supports Cellular function in the body

It is also rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, sulfur, iodine, zinc, potassium, iron, selenium, manganese, tin, silicon, vitamins B1, B2, C and E, and has over 31 trace minerals! Maca is also very high in sterols, which is great for immune system enhancement!

Maca is super powerful, and should be slowly introduced into the body. I would say start with a teaspoon and work your way up. I would never recommend going over a heaping tablespoon. When maca goes into the body it can work wonders, just by balancing hormones! Being such a powerful adaptogen you will notices so many great things start to happen when you take it. I immediately noticed good mood increase and stress decrease! Peruvians even feed maca to their animals! I have clients who like to take maca right before a work out because of the increased energy, stamina, and strength they feel! Try it out for yourself and see how you like it!

Being that Maca is NOT tonic, it should not be used everyday, as your body will become used to it. The best way to injest it is in a random order, so your shocking your body every time. For example, maybe you use it one day, skip the next, then use it the next three days, and then take two days off. This way when your body gets it, its like “Yes! Its maca time!” and uses it up!

I just got a fresh bag in last night and it was an incredibly fresh batch! The smell and texture was amazing! If you would like to order some and give it a try check it out here! There is a great sale price right now so if you have ever been considering to try it out it would be a great time to do it!

 

The Baobob Fruit! October 2, 2011

The Baobob fruit is mostly found in Africa, Madagascar, and some parts of Australia.  Known as “The Tree of Life” by most, this tree can live to be 2,000 years old. Talk about the tree of knowledge! The seeds of this fruit have been found stored in the Ancient Pyramids because the Egyptians believed them to have magical powers and were held in very high esteem, and for very good reason.

The Baobob fruit has a higher ORAC value than Acai, has a higher USABLE calcium than any other fruit, and is incredibly high in Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, fiber, and Vitamin C.  It is also an amazing prebiotic, so it can be consumed before a meal in order to aid with digestion.  Baobob is fairly low in sugar making it a great fruit for diabetics and those with blood sugar issues that still want to eat healthy fruits!    

So why haven’t you heard of this Baobob fruit? Well, it has not yet hit the mainstream market, but I’m sure Dr. Oz will be promoting it shortly after it does. (hahahaha) Though this fruit runs rapid through Africa and is praised in Egypt, Americans still

have yet to get wind of this fruit. This is because this fruit has not yet got the “green light” from the FDA. Thank God for those guys, protecting us from the evils of superfruit!

So within the upcoming months be sure to look for new Baobob products to hit the shelf!

 

 

12 Days of Superfood Christmas: Day Twelve: 12 Noni Berries! December 27, 2010

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All though i have never had fresh noni berries (yet!) I use dried noni powder every day in my smoothies! The smell of the berry is quite odd, but the benefits are out of this world!

  • Noni Berries are high in polysaccharides
  • regulates the digestive system
  • good for mental health
  • great mood booster
  • aids in cardiovascular health
  • great for skin elasticity an health
  • contains xeronine, which aids in cell structure health and regeneration
  • contains terpine which helps detoxify
  • great anti inflammatory
  • helps fight free radicals
  • increases the power of white blood cells
  • antimicrobial
  • antifungal
  • boosts serotonin– people who have ate fresh noni berries have said it is quite the trip! I could just imagine mixing it with some cacao! That would be the best day ever!

 

 

12 Days of Superfood Christmas: Day Eleven- 11oz of Spirulina! December 24, 2010

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i LOVE LOVE LOVE Spirulina!! Spirulina is another blue green algae, and is very similar to Chlorella. What separates them is the phycocyanin and chlorophyll content. Chlorella is higher in chlorophyll and Spirulina is higher in phycocyanin. Spirulina was the primary protein source in Mexico for over 5,000 years! it is 70% protein by weight!

  • Spirulina contains 18 amino acids, and all 8 of the essential ones.
  • best source of GLA
  • good source of nucleic acids
  • high in trace mineral
  • high in RNA/DNA
  • high in Polysaccharides
  • high in Vitamins A,B1,B2,B6 and E
  • Has as much iron as red meat
  • high in carotenoids
  • helps improve vision
  • amazing for immune system
  • great anti inflammatory
  • can help ADD/ADHD
  • contains sulfur, which helps with bones, joints, flexibility, and healthy hair and nails
  • Great source of GOOD calcium
  • can be used as vegan fertilizer!!
  • great source of antioxidants

I would highly suggest reading about the amazing benefits of phycocyanin, the blue pigment found in blue green algae. You will be pleased in what you find!!

 

12 Days of Superfood Christmas: Day 9- 9oz Phytoplankton! December 21, 2010

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I would kill for a 9oz bottle of Marine Phytoplankton! This is by far the best substance on the planet– and the most powerful. Marine Phytoplankton is the basis of all life form– it provides 90% of the oxygen we breath! Its super packed with nutrients.. and everything found in phytoplankton is 100% absorbable by the human body, there is no other object on earth like this! So where shall i start?

  • Contains the cleanest, purest source of DHA you will ever find!
  • nucleotides
  • RNA
  • DNA
  • high in polysaccharides
  • Over 60% protein
  • high in Antioxidants
  • Gives you super energy– on a cellular level
  • Antiviral
  • Antifungal
  • Antibacterial
  • improves immune system
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • high nucleotide content
  • high alkaline forming
  • great for a fast, safe detoxification
  • great for weight loss
  • Amazing for improving memory
  • Increase oxygen flow and uptake
  • gives better indurence
  • normalizes blood sugar
  • helps body recover faster from injuries
  • aids in repairing nervous system
  • Improves eyesight
  • improves digestion
  • better sleep

According to Mike Adams who has an article on Marine Phytoplankton on his website, says that it can improve the following conditions:

• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Type-2 diabetes
• Autoimmune disorders such as lupus
• Eczema and skin disorders
• Breast cancer, prostate cancer and other cancers
• Heart disease and atherosclerosis
• Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Parkinson’s disease and other neuromuscular disorders
• Liver disease and hepatitis
• Depression, mood swings and behavioral disorders
• Eye disease
• Infertility and reproductive system disorders
• Infections and common colds
• Asthma and respiratory disorders
• Kidney and bladder disorders
• Osteoporosis and skeletal disorders
• Chronic pain and joint pain

You will notice an immediate difference when you start taking a few drops of phytoplankton daily. You do need to be careful on what brand you buy, which is covered in the natural news article linked above. Here is where i get mine.

 

12 Days of Christmas– Day 1: A Bag of Goji Berries! December 15, 2010

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So of course Goji Berries are going to be my first day of Christmas.. They are #1 in my eyes!!

What are the benefits of Goji? Well, I will try and keep this short!!

Goji Berries Contain:

  • 19 amino acids, and all 8 of the essential ones, making it a complete protein
  • 21 trace minerals
  • Carotenoids– richest source!
  • B complex Vitamins
  • Vitamin E
  • Beta Sitosterol (anti- inflammatory)
  • Cyperone (good for blood pressure)
  • Solavtivon (anti fungal/bacterial)
  • Physalin (Fights leukemia/ hepatitis B)
  • Betaine-beetuheen (helps liver produce choline, good for memory/muscle growth/fatty liver disease/ and protects liver)
  • polysaccharides ( inhibit tumor growth, prevent cancer, neutralizes side effects of chemo/radiation, normalize blood pressure, balance blood sugar, autoimmune fighter, anti inflammatory, lowers cholesterol and increases calcium absorbtion)
  • Germanium (reduces cancer risk)
  • They are 13% protein!

On top of all that, they are also known to……

  • Extend life
  • Increase energy
  • Stimulates HGH ( youth hormone)
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Normalize blood sugar
  • Help with weight loss
  • Relieve headache and dizziness
  • Improve Eye health
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Strengthen heart
  • Increase important blood enzymes which inhibits lipid peroxidation=no cardiovascular disease!
  • Balances activity of immune cells= improved immune response
  • Protects DNA– aids in cell reproduction as necessary
  • Inhibit tumor growth
  • Fight inflammation
  • Helps with menopause
  • Prevents morning sickness
  • Improves fertility
  • Strengthens bones and muscles
  • Support kidneys
  • Improve memory
  • Adaptogen– stress alleviator
  • Improve digestion
  • Help with fibromyalgia

There is a ancient Chinese Story about  LI QING YUEN, or  Master li, who is said to have lived to be 252 years old. He lived on above ground vegetables, herbs, and Goji Berry Soup everyday!

There are so many amazing benefits to this amazing berry, it does wonders for the human body! This is not even all of what they can do! Goji is the most nutritionally dense fruit on the planet– nothing can top these bad boys! Imagine if everyone was eating these every day? No wonder they are #1 in Chinese Medicine! We can learn so much from this wonderful fruit!

 

 
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