FREE YOUR BODY AND MIND BY WALKING AND FASTING

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Yes it is possible go for a week with no food….
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For your first  fasting experience it is best to do it in a specialised group with experienced practitioners for support. I went to a center called Jeune et randonnée in la Drome France. When I enrolled I was told to prepare my body a week in advance by cutting out coffee, sugar and slowly reducing meals to vegetable. After a long drive I reached  a windy dirt track off a main road dug into rock cliffs which eventually led to a dead end where their was  a house tucked at the foot of a impressive mountain. This was where I was going to stay  a  week. While driving 6 hours through the Alps I had mentally prepared myself  for this experience.

I was a little nervous since my up bringing had always been paced with recommendation such as: “Finish  your plate”, “What are we having for lunch, when are we doing the shopping etc… Whether these were post war fears, during which there had been rations I don’t know but food takes up a hugh part of our  time,  shopping, cooking, cleaning and organising each meal  and especially in France….we love our food…

When I arrived a group of people all ages and gender was gathered outside in the garden, we were all there for the same purpose so our introduction was easy and we instinctively knew that we would need to support one another, some were on their second week of fasting, others had a yearly routine of fasting and like me some were experiencing this for the first time.

That evening we were given some sodium chloride (taste disguting) that was very efficient to clear our intestines over night. We were also allowed some herbal tea.

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The next morning after a few warm up exercices we marched off with our coach and guide into the mountain having only had half  a small glass of organic apple juice. He gave us information as we started off about how much water we should  drink, to walk at our own pace and  that we would be returning  a least 6 hours later to the house. Suprisingly enough I was not hungry on the first day, we drank a lot, rested under a tree at midday walked slowly passing our steps around the mountain paths where not a sounds  was heard, we were so far from civilisation, not a cars, or machines only the sound of  our breaths, birds , insects flying, the wind  or footsteps tredding  the moist grass, and at times the intense, vast sound of silence. The mechanical movement of the walk freed us from thinking about our usual routine and kept us active enough not to think about food. And so the day went by, we got back, showered, rested, read our books and gathered around the table to discuss our experience with warm teas. Because of the altitude, the clean air, the silence, the exercise, we all slept well. And so the days went by, time was suspended, no cooking, no shopping, no cleaning, no washing up, no trash , no schedule, my  mind was freed of all these things that monitored my every day life.

Our coach explained how our bodies depending on our weight could keep going for days without food only taking in water, he calculated that I would be able to survive for 100 days by just drinking water..This was reassuring, there would be no more food panics over empty fridges.

As  2 days went by,  day 3  was the most difficult and after 4 hours climbing I felt a little weak my coach then brought out a miniscule spoon and a pot of honey and filled in a quarter and gave it to me for energy. I was suspicious, how could such a small quantity have an effect on my body?

A few seconds later I was back in the group on track speeding up the hill. Such a small amount of sugar had given me enough energy. We eat way too much, our body needs very little food to keep going. Our energy is therefore spent absorbing digesting processing all this food.. So much of our time is spent preparing meals  we  only need small portions of healthy non processed foods…

This was our first meal after 6 days of fasting, organic freshly picked vegetables.
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I came back feeling clean and pure like a baby, my skin looked fresh and toned, I had so much more energy…The key is to then fast one day a week or monodieting by eating one same food in 24 hours, to keep that same energy going. Fasting should be done in a specialised center with experienced practicionners, consult your doctor before you go…

http://www.jeune-et-randonnee.com

 

 

 

PUMPKIN SOUP

DECORATE AND SERVE

Choose an organic Pumpkin, one onion, one potato, 2 carrotts, one garlic clove, soya cream and olive oil.

THEN SLICE AND DICE…

ORANGE PEEL AND GARLIC

IN A SAUCE PAN ONE TABLE SPOON OF OLIVE OIL ONIONS AND CARROTTS.

 

THEN ADD PUMPKIN, POTATO, AND COVER WITH WATER.

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BRING TO BOIL AND ADD GARLIC AND ORANGE PEEL.

 

LEAVE TO COOK ON MEDIUM HEAT FOR 30 MINUTES

DECORATE AND SERVE

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Photos by Coral Clark

Spirulina power food

Is-Chlorella-a-SuperfoodHaving two vegetarian children I have been looking for the perfect foods to compensate meat, lack of protein and Iron. In my research I found Spirulina.

Spirulina is a source:

Protein: It is considered a complete source of high-quality protein
Vitamin B1:  This vitamin is necessary for the digestion of fats and proteins. It is often taken for increased energy, eye health, brain function and for improving nerve functioning.
Iron: Spirulina is a favorite food for vegetarians and vegans because it is one of the best plant sources of iron.
Calcium: Spirulina is also incredibly high in calcium

“It contains vitamins B-1(thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3(nicotinamide), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin E. It is also a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc.

Contains Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) & Omega-3s

Spirulina contains Gamma Linolenic Acid andOmega-3sSpirulina is 65% protein and amino acids including the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which has gotten a lot of attention for its anti-inflammatory properties, especially when taken with other quality Omega-3 supplements.Besides GLA, Spirulina also contains Omega 3-,6 and 9s and is especially high in Omega-3s.

3. Balances Blood Sugar

spirulina may be especially helpful in balancing blood sugar,

4. Powerful Antioxidants

Antioxidants are powerful substances that protect our cells from damage. Thanks to decades of research, many of us understand the importance of consuming enough antioxidants from natural sources, and spirulina is a great choice.

The antioxidant that makes spirulina unique is called phycocyanin, which is a potent anti-inflammatory.

5. May Help Those with Allergies

6. Helps Remove Heavy Metals

Spirulina can bind with heavy metals in the body and help remove them.

7. Muscle and Endurance Benefits

Spirulina is known to increase fat burning during exercise Increases endurance
Decreased muscle damage from exercise

SPIRULINA ALGAZUR

Spirulina represents a biomass of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) it was first found in Mexico and India . the Aztecs harvested the algae from Lake Texcoco in Mexico. The native people in Chad, Africa have also used the algae as a primary staple in their daily diet, as spirulina grows naturally and profusely in the pure salt water lakes of the region.

Now it is farmed and more and more so since it is beleived to be the super food of the future. Farmer recreate the original enviroment in which it naturally grows but making pool with the right water temperature, the same amoount of salt and potassium, so I found a farmer near Toulon in the south of France. I needed to be sure that my product was good not over heated to dry since this kills of the benefits. Healthy spirulina  has to be a dark green color .

SPIRULINA BATH

Here is Algazur http://www.algazur.fr

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I met her on the market of Saint Cyr sur Mer and she invited me to see her farm. I could tell that she was passionate about her work . When I got to the farm I saw that it was spotless and I could see that she was dedicated to Spirulina, she  wanted to share all her knowledge and gave me so much info … She produces small quantities and discovered spirulina being a vegetarian herself anf lacking protein and iron , she then left her full time job to start her farm.

The process is to let this biomass enlarge naturally in its enviroment and since it is a micro food to then filter it through the finest net so to leave out everything from small larva to dirt so it is completelly organic no artificial product. It is made into a pate a bit like play do and put through a fine spagetthi press and finally dried slowly never over 60 degrees since this would kill the benefits

NIGARI

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If you want to feel on top of the world then here is your solution.

Nigari is a mineral supplement, particularly rich in macro and trace minerals needed for optimum health and nutrition. It contains magnesium (anti-stress), sulfates, chlorides, and potassium. It is known that Nigari contains more than 40 trace elements like selenium (anti-cancer), boron, manganese, chromium and zinc.

This is what a teaspoon a day in a little water swallowed in one gulp can do for you after 3 weeks, try mixing it with a little lemon the taste is really strong.

INCREASES ENERGY BY GREATER PRODUCTION OF ATP (ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE) IN CELLS
RELAXES MUSCLES / REDUCES MUSCLE TENSION BOOSTS VITALITY, ENDURANCE, AND STRENGTH
IMPROVES CARDIOVASCULAR / HEART HEALTH (RELAXES CARDIAC MUSCLE)
RELIEVES PAIN, INCLUDING CHRONIC PAIN IDEAL FOR ARTHRITIS / FIBROMYALGIA / JOINT PAIN<
IMPROVES HEALTH OF SKIN AND MUCOUS MEMBRANES
USE ORALLY FOR STRONG TEETH AND HEALTHY GUMS
EASES HEADACHES AND MIGRAINE HEADACHES
IN SPORTS MEDICINE — REPLENISHES MG LEVELS FOR ENERGY (COMBATS FATIGUE, AND SOOTHES PAIN AND SORE MUSCLES) TOTAL BODY TONIC — REVITALIZES AND REJUVENATES BODY (PROVIDES RAPIDLY ABSORBED MG TO RESTORE LEVELS NEEDED FOR OPTIMAL CELL PHYSIOLOGY AND FUNCTION)
IMPROVES MOOD AND REDUCES STRESS
INCREASES MEMORY AND COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS
BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM
IMPROVES ASSIMILATION OF CALCIUM / BUILDS STRONGER BONES
BALANCES CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM LEVELS IN CELLS
PROVEN ANTIMICROBIAL AND ANTISEPTIC
RAISES DHEA LEVELS NATURALLY
EASES MENOPAUSE AND PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME (PMS)
SUPPORTS HEALTHY LIBIDO (AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEM)
ANTI-AGING, REJUVENATING, REVITALIZING
KEEPS CELL MEMBRANES FLEXIBLE
REGULATES CHOLESTEROL PRODUCTION AND PREVENTS OVERPRODUCTION OF CHOLESTEROL IN THE BODY
SUPPORTS ANTIOXIDANT SYSTEMS
AND MAGNESIUM DOES A LOT MORE FOR HEALTH!

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LIQUID GOLD

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LIQUID GOLD. OLIVES

Hidden virtues

Olive tree branches a symbol of peace, where the expression “extending an olive branch” as a desire for peace

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It is considered a symbol of beauty, strength, prosperity

Olive trees live for hundreds of years and contributes to our longevity

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Its virtues can be used externally and externally, it’s soothing and protective qualities are a valuable remedies. Olive oil and leafs (either crushed or in a tea) are known for reenforcing the immune system and being a natural antiviral, antibacterial substance it is also used for different types of medical conditions, it helps prevent heart disease, cholesterol, cancer, osteoporoses. It is also rich in minerals: calcium, copper, iron, manganese, zinc.
Olive pulp consumption increases glutathione level and improves antioxidant capacity.
In homeopathy (oleo europa) used against hypertension
Bach flowers: energy
Olive oil part of the mediterranean diet which is know for giving long and healthy lives: It consist in eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, no fats exept for olive oil.5104658818_e791f28304_z

 

Its hard wood is used to make many objects such as bols, tables, stools, spoons.

SKIN:

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Oil can be used as an oil to moisturise skin after a shower, in the hair to strengthen and soften, around the nails. As a body and face scrub, mixed with coffee grounds. Olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin while providing a cleansing effect. Try using organic olive oil as a substitute to regular moisturiser. Apply on your face and neck and wipe of the excess oil with a paper towel.
EXFOLIANT:

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Mix 2 table spoons of coffee grounds to one of olive oil. spread onto face and body and scrub. Remove under the shower. The coffee will stimulate the skin and the oil with penetrate as the skin cells. The mild abrasive qualities of the coffee grinds, combined with the deep, penetrating action of the oil, will remove dead skin cells and leave the epidermis looking renewed and glowing.
Manicure: Olive oil is also used for nail and cuticle care.
Make up remover: Many women use it as an eye make-up remover.
Home made facial masks: Is an ingredient in a homemade facial masks.
Shaving: use olive oil as a substitute to shaving cream.
Soap: Savon de Marseille, the purest and healthiest soap.

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EMILY TESTED NUBIO DETOX JUICES

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IMG_0501A FRESH START WITH NUBIO

After a week of long days running around shows, presentations, openings, dinners and parties at the Fashion week in Paris, I felt exhausted. Going back to everyday life, my work routine, I needed a shot of new energy. When listening to your body, some small signs : need of coffee and sugar, sleep calls during the day…can reveal that the metabolism is not functioning properly and that it is time for a pause to get back on track for a healthier lifestyle! I heard about cold press detox juices through a friend and I felt that I had to have a try at this Nubio cures!

Claire Nouy and Gabrielle Rotger go around Paris riding their bikes, love quality food, practice yoga and are two young entrepreneurs! Nubio started a year ago, the key to their success is a mix of very fresh vegetable and fruits, good recipes and amazing taste! Before starting a cure you should prepare your body and mind by stopping tea, caffeine, gluten and refined sugar. Nubio even recommends the “Green me up” blog with tones of detox recipes! The juices are freshly pressed every morning in the Atelier (11th), recipes change according to the season and delivered at your door (you can also pick them up at the Courrege café in Paris).

DAY ONE

At 9am my Nubio box was delivered at my door, I started with the “NOUVEAU DEPART”.

The New start cure is based of Pink, Orange, yellow & green juices, 4 different recipes and tastes to drink though out the day. +++ I have to say, the packaging and service is amazing In my box: 4 Juices of 500ml numbered for each period of the day 2 small comfort juices, one lemon & chai and a almond juice 5 cacao almonds 6 straws 2 little companion sheets A 500ml juice is worth a 1KG of fruits and vegetables, the idea is to masticate the juices, this way drinking is like having a meal and vitamins go straight into the body! Here are the ingredients:

1- Pear, carrot, coconut water, lemon, curcuma

2- Apple, fennel, spinach, parsley, lime

3- Carrot, orange, celery, lemon, nigelle

4- Fennel, apple, carrots, violett carrot, beet-root, lemon, gingembre

Elixir : Lemon, lime, maple sirup, seeds, mineral water

Petite Douceur : Almonds, dattes, himalayan salts

A detox is not a diet, it is a digestive break that brings you clean energy! I thought that I would be starving, with 4 juices in one day and a few little almond juice breaks the day goes by in a wink! Small advice though, when drinking only juices you should be having a quite evening!

DAY TWO

I woke up with a clear head and new energy. I usually have trouble feeling awake before a strong coffee, funnily enough to stop digesting for 24 hours really feels like you are giving your body a break. As soon as I work up I started the “INTENSE CURE”, the difference with the “NOUVEAU DEPART” is that the juices are all green, they contain less calories (1220Kal) and the tastes are relatively the same from one juice to the other. Starting the day with the Lemon “Elixir” !

LES JUS DETOX DE LA CURE INTENSE *

1- Cucumber, spinach, pear, celery, lime, sage

2- Apples/fennel/parsley/lime,rosemary

3- Spinach, white carrots, cucumber, lemon, stinging nettles, nigelle

4- Spinach, pear,kale,coconut water, parsley, lemon

Elixir : Lemon, lime, seeds, mapple sirup, mineral water

Petite Douceur : Mineral water, amonds, dattes, vanilla, himalayan salts

When the cure is finished, you should follow the Nubio guide to slowly start eating again, with healthy habits. Eat many seasonal vegetables and fruits, diminish coffee and alcohol and refined sugar.

So Start Fresh : http://www.nubio.fr/

 

AND NOW I AM READY TO GO

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THE QUIET BUSY BUZZING WORLD

36691825_03_d-660x418_f-0_c-330x209While some people are fighting over power, money, religious beliefs, others are quietly busy in a buzzing world that most of us are unaware of…. Watch this video of a father and son, who have spent 10 years working on a bee-hive that honey can be  extracted  from without disturbing the bees, and making things easier for bee keepers. This invention may inspire more people to have bee hives and therefore to look after bees which need to be saved because of the pesticides that are killing them. I love watching bees they are such an inspiration, busy and buzzing minding their own business and getting on with things. http://youtu.be/WbMV9qYIXqM

Dr BACH RESCUE REMEDY AND OTHER REMEDIES

th?id=OPDoctor Bach rescue remedy, is a combination of different Bach remedies, each selected flower tunes an emotion, and the rescue remedy is the result of three remedies, it is to be used in case of panic attacks.

 

 

Each of the 38 remedies discovered by Dr Bach is directed at a particular characteristic or emotional state. To select the remedies you need, think about the sort of person you are and the way you are feeling.

For more information on each remedy in this list click the relevant link. It might help to read some case studies first to see how they work.

Agrimony – mental torture behind a cheerful face

Aspen – fear of unknown things

Beech – intolerance

Centaury – the inability to say ‘no’

Cerato – lack of trust in one’s own decisions

Cherry Plum – fear of the mind giving way

Chestnut Bud – failure to learn from mistakes

Chicory – selfish, possessive love

Clematis – dreaming of the future without working in the present

Crab Apple – the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred

Elm – overwhelmed by responsibility

Gentian – discouragement after a setback

Gorse – hopelessness and despair

Heather – self-centredness and self-concern

Holly – hatred, envy and jealousy

Honeysuckle – living in the past

Hornbeam – tiredness at the thought of doing something

Impatiens – impatience

Larch – lack of confidence

Mimulus – fear of known things

Mustard – deep gloom for no reason

Oak – the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion

Olive – exhaustion following mental or physical effort

Pine – guilt

Red Chestnut – over-concern for the welfare of loved ones

Rock Rose – terror and fright

Rock Water – self-denial, rigidity and self-repression

Scleranthus – inability to choose between alternatives

Star of Bethlehem – shock

Sweet Chestnut – Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left

Vervain – over-enthusiasm

Vine – dominance and inflexibility

Walnut – protection from change and unwanted influences

Water Violet – quiet self-reliance leading to isolation

White Chestnut – unwanted thoughts and mental arguments

Wild Oat – uncertainty over one’s direction in life

Wild Rose – drifting, resignation, apathy

Willow – self-pity and resentment

The original system also includes an emergency combination remedy. Other pre-mixed combinations are offered by many remedy producers, but they tend to be ineffective because they are not chosen individually.

To get help selecting remedies contact a local Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner.

 

“…the thirty-eight herbs heal gently and surely, and as there are no poisonous plants amongst them there is no fear of ill effects from overdoses or incorrect prescriptions.”

 

 

FIT FOR LIFE

Here is another book based on food combining except it starts by one day of cleansing eating just fruit, it then goes on to only eating  fruit in the mornings including smoothies and juices only without bananes since they are considered like starch.

This is an old book that was really successful in the mid 80’s Food combining is easy since the quantities are not limited.  This book is full of recipes and ideas for meals. It is a great energy booster, this way of eating helps lose weight while having energy…..

 

 

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