Why Food combining matters

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Just last weekend I visited annual NY Life Expo where different natural holistic vendors, doctors and health experts offer their services, products and conduct educational lectures. I love to check out who and what’s new, what’s exciting on the market and listen to some educational presentations. There is always something to learn, be curious about, rise questions observe and experience. My favorite booth to tour is always Vitamix. There is continuous abundance of interesting recipes, new colorful upgraded machines with fancy buttons to press and turn. This is one piece of equipment I truly can’t live without in my kitchen. As I was passing by the Vitamix station the pitch man was demonstrating how easy it was to make delicious icecream. He have put to his mix: some carrots, spinach, bananas, berries, strawberries, peaches and I almost fainted when I saw that food combo being blended. After being lectured at Hippocrates Health Institute on the right food combining I couldn’t remain silent and pointed out to him that he was poorly combining all ingredients. He lifted his paused face from the pitcher not understanding what I was talking about. He answered firmly that once you have your own Vitamix you can put and mix whatever you wish. Immediately I was rushed to the side by another Vitamix representative who informed me that I was making to much co-motion for other potential clients who were being programed how to make a “booz”.

Lack of proper information or ignorance can cause a lot of unnecessary suffering and discomfort in our body. For years that was my main concern. I didn’t understand why did I have fireworks effect in my stomach. I felt bloated after each meal despite my conviction that I was eating healthy diet. I didn’t know that fruits and nuts didn’t belong together in cereals. I had no clue that fruits shouldn’t be mixed with vegetables. I wasn’t aware that tomato is a fruit and does not belong in a salad. For a short time I was designed by a nutritionist a “nutritional” atomic bomb smoothie that consisted of the following: banana, spinach, peach, pineapple, coconut meat, strawberries, avocado, spiritualina, 1tbs of coconut oil or olive oil, 1 tbs of macca powder, 1 glass of almond milk, 1 date. Just imagine how poorly it was combined. Additionally it was overloaded with extremely high caloric content. I was to scared to count. I felt heavy and bloated all day after drinking it. At the time I didn’t understand why my weight was sky rocketing.

The most commonly served improper food combining is protein with starches. (meat and potatoes most of us grew up on)  The after thoughts cause gas, heartburn and uncomfortable bloating. Various digestion process of wrongly combined foods enables the food to get digested and body can’t adept to assimilate the nutrients. Our digestive system gets sluggish and can’t eliminate waste deposits.  It creates various gases in the body, including sulfur. The more ingredients goes into our stomachs the more chances of creating Digestive explosions. Combining starch and avocado is another example of bad food combining that can only contribute more sparks to the flamed stomach. We digest food at various time frames in various acid/alkaline environments.

Here is a list of food-combining groups

protein: seeds, nuts – digest on average within 4 hrs

starches: sprouted grains, sprouted legumes, hard winter squashes, sweet potatoes & yams – digest on average 3 hrs

vegetables: sprouted greens, fruits vegetables, leafy greens, low starches root vegetables – digest on average within 2.5hrs

fruits: acid (grapefruits, lemons, oranges, strawberries), sub-acid – apples, apricots, most berries, grapes, kiwis, mango, pears, peaches, sweet – bananas, all dried fruit, persimmons – digest on average within 2hrs

melons have excellent benefits when eaten alone  digest on average within 15-30mins

tomatoes are fruits not vegetables contrary to general understanding. Eaten alone they are beneficial to cleanse your liver of deposited fats.

One of my favorite breakfast meal used to be oatmeal or granola with almond milk and massive amount of fruits and nuts. Little did I know that this combination of starch and sweet fruit created fermentation and alcohol in my body. Basically I was boozed.

Nutritious combinations of foods are avocado and greens, avocado and sub-acid fruit, protein and sprouts with leafy greens, starches and sprouts with vegetables.

Here are properly food combined healthy delicious breakfast suggestions and smoothie recipes for you:

1. banana, peach, berries, sprouts like alfalfa sprout, with or without splash of coconut water. 

2. Pineapple, peach, berries, avocado, alfalfa sprout with or without splash of coconut water.

3.  1 glass of raw almond milk, 1 date,  1 tbs of chia seeds. Blend all in Vitamix or other blender until creamy smooth. For being super duper you can add digestive enzymes, probiotic and blue green algae to any of the above smoothies and cerals. 

4. Sprouted dehydrated buckwheat mixed with water or buckwheat milk. You can add pumpkin pie spice, pinch of cinnamon, or a drop of stevia. 

If you ever make a mistake or poorly food combine just take some digestive enzymes and it will help you to speed up your digestion process.

Enjoy

P.S. As always i would like to hear from you about your breakfast choices and food combining. Share your comments, tips and suggestions with the rest of us.

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Value of Blue green algae detox

 

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When my body gets all nutrients it needs I feel satisfied, rebooted and stay away from “illegal” sweet cravings. My appetite is suppressed and I am totally in charge how to nutrify my cells while accelerating rebuilding them. One of the best way I learned to do just that is consuming blue green algae.  It has a consistency of pea soup covering lakes with huge dense abundance of nutrients. There has been so much misinformation on the internet about this magical super plant. Blue-green algae are profusely found in tropical or subtropical wild waters that have a high-salt content, but some types grow in large fresh water lakes. Currently they grow in only one lake in the world: Klamath Lake in southern Oregon, US. Several authors and scientists claim that they restore balance to life gradually leading to living more sensible lifestyle. They are the highest vegetarian source of vitamin B-12 available, and high in beta-carotene. If you are thinking of detoxing and restoring balance to your body this is the most efficient way to cross the brain barrier. There are some great results manifesting significant improvement in Alzheimer’s disease as well as there are reported cases of enhanced athletes performance. I personally have been experiencing enormous amount of energy and strength.

Blue green algae is on the top of my list when I think of successful detox. I want to make sure that all toxins can be successfully removed from my system. Its vital to restore the energy, recondition clearer thinking, get more sound sleep and have more stamina. It kicks off a wide spectrum of minerals and trace minerals, as well as wide range of vitamins. The list goes on. It additionally removes heavy metals and radiation by simply absorbing it like a sponge. I consider it my initial investment for healthy skin, hair, nails but foremost strengthener and rebuilder of the immune system. These simple plants have the ability to convert toxic waste material into passive substances, provide free radical protection, and supply essential and nonessential amino acids. Personally the most appealing to me is the fact that they have power to enhance energy and ability to manage stress, strengthen immune system, and improve attention and alertness. With that said I make sure to put into my green juice 2 oz daily of E3 Live or when travel I take LifeGive Body 4 capsules with each meal. 

P.S. As always I would like to hear from you what has been your experience with blue green algae. Share your comments, suggestions and advice with the rest of us.KASIA

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Drink green juices on your way to the top

 

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With each day spent at Hippocrates Health Institute I m getting seriously veggicated. More and more I m realizing that we are going back to basics. Eating real fresh organic non GMO food, nourishing our body and mind serves best purpose our relationship with food. Being healthy is not about deprivation or clueless dieting. True vibrant health is a natural state. Food should come from our mother nature not microwave, or frying pans. Its our fuel of energy, nourishment and optimum health. Above everything it is our madison and answer to health challenges we face. I discovered that sprouts are hot stuff. They contain solar energy in the most digested form available. They are more delicious and nutritious (around 30-40 times) then kale, spinach or any other vegetable. The protein content is around 20-30% and is easily absorbed by the body. They also provide an abundance of antioxidants and balanced supply of vitamins and minerals. Sprouts make fantastic delicious base of a green juices.

Its my morning daily ritual since I have learned about amazing benefits of drinking green juice. Its quick, easy and economical to start a day. I have been getting into the instinctive habit of impatiently checking my watch at 10am and 4pm when green juice is served daily at Hippocrates Institute.

Contrary to what you may think juicing isn’t boring. It provides so many varieties for creating your own super tasty favorite recipes. I love to indulge in Hippocrates green juice formula as it proved to me to be the most nutritious and delicious and the same time. I m still in process of mastering its taste perfection when I visit home on the weekend. I rested the case of experimenting with different veggies and sticked to this dainty green juice formula. At home I prepare them fresh daily to maximize on its nutritional value. My first morning serving is 16oz and another patch of afternoon 16oz to follow. Its my “pm siesta” green latte without gig-erring side effects. The formula that I most enjoy and you may like as well is:

Hippocrates Institute Green Juice Formula

1-1.5 cucumber

2 stalks of celery

1 handful of pea sprouts

1 handful of sunflower sprouts

To make it even more special I like to add 1 oz of ginger and 1 oz of blue green algae. (Super Blue-Green Algae is a complete and balanced protein and has been found to be effective in reducing radiation and heavy metal exposure in the body. It also adds minerals to our systems, especially trace minerals, lacking because of the depleted state of the soil.) You may also add 1 oz of garlic. Just be mindful to others when you consume garlic.

Green juice is easy to absorb and gives the digestive system a much deserved rest. It regulates blood sugar bringing balance to food cravings. It oxygenates the body, removes toxins and rebuilds immune system.

Drinking green juices will get your juices flowing.

Cheers! To your health!

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P.S. As always I would love to hear from you how do you prepare your green juices and what do you use in your recipe? Share your tips suggestions and formulas with the rest of us.

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DELICIOUS DETOX

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1898062_10203341657687350_1864839722_n1939915_10203341660047409_1029260630_n51RJIP5dJ+L._SL1500_Out of all shots I like daily shots of wheatgrass. I can’t stop bragging about it since I discovered its magical power at Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach Florida. I want everybody to get their juices flowing by drinking wheatgrass juice. Imagine that “life blood” is going through your veins every day deliciously detoxing your body as well as delivering optimum vitality, longevity, and superpowers. I have been experiencing exactly that for the past 6 weeks since I started drinking this miraculous liquid.

I love this feeling and to me looking and feeling energetic is priceless. Its hard to imagine that just 2 oz has so much benefits. Its the highest concentration of chlorophyll, which is the key component of life-force energy. There is a whole meal in just one, two once wheatgrass juice and its equivalent to approximately five pounds of fresh vegetables. I noticed that taste may vary from sweet (at Hippocrates Institute) to a little bitter at various juice places. It all depends on its proper cultivation.

Several documented studies proved that chlorophyll is therapeutic in the treatment of anemia, tuberculosis, arteriosclerosis. Its also effective is tissue growth stimulator and healing agent for numerous types of ulcer and other disorders. It contains 92 of the 102 trace minerals as well as a full balanced spectrum of readily assimilated B vitamins. It assists in reducing blood pressure, purifies liver, and helps wounds to heal faster. 

I fell tremendous energy uplift, positive mood boost, but foremost I was able to eliminate painful menstrual cramps. What a relief!

To an untrained eye the blades of wheatgrass may look similar to the blades of any common lawn grass.  Wheatgrass is grown from the wheat berry, which is the whole kernel of the wheat grain. It is suggested to drink 2oz twice a day, on an empty stomach, allowing 15-20mins to digest before consuming any other food or liquid. Do not mix it with any other fruit to sweeten the texture. Adding a little bit of ginger is acceptable. You may drink small amount of water after your shot. Once juiced, wheatgrass is not stable and tends to go rancid quickly. So its best to drink it within 15 minutes of juicing.  If you drink it to late at night it may keep you awake. For your convenient juicing you can use Omega #8006 juicer to prepare your daily shots at home. You will save a lot of money and can enjoy fresh wheatgrass shots any time you desire.

As you could see this could be ideal coffee substitute to keep you alert, focus but foremost super healthy.

Cheers!

P.S. I would love to hear from you what has been your experience with wheatgrass. Did you like it? Did you notice any difference in your health improvement? Share your comments, suggestions with the rest of us.

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Monday Enlightenment: how to light up every Monday?

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CHANEL-COMPASITION-Mondays are only for rangers. I came up with that ever since I figured out that personally, I had a hard time myself to cope with transitioning to the first day of the week. I’ve have learned over the years that I just had to find best possible way to brake smoothly into monday.

Hard task, huh? After spending a great relaxing weekend or coming back from weekend traveling, facing Monday can be challenging. That means going back to your routine, back to work, or whatever you normally do that day. The emails start pouring, phone rings, and you don’t know where to start. Everything is irritable, and you expect the rest of the world to cooperate and be nice to you. Even though admitting that there’s no other option in my hands to change that, I do have some tips that have helped me to overcome this “project Monday” otherwise I wouldn’t have the courage to be writing about it, and letting you know that it’s not that bad after all.

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– By the end of Sunday I start to digest the fact that the next day is Monday, which means back to reality. 

– I make sure I have everything planned and ready to go. I don’t want to be in a rush that morning to go to work, so I have my outfit ready, my vegan lunch and juice pre-packed, and everything else in order so I don’t stress in the morning.

-I wake up 30 minutes earlier, so I have more time for myself and my delicious green smoothie, longer shower, setting up intention for a day, and lastly taking my time dolling up.

– Listen to some of your favorite songs, or inspirational quotes. Believe me, music or optimistic mantra can instantly shift your state of mind.

After a few hours of work you start to realize that Mondays are not that bad after all.

P.S. As always I would like to hear from you how do you start monday? Share your tips and suggestions with the rest of us.

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Gucci black Boston bag

Christian Louboutin heels

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Dolce & Gabbana black corduroy dress coat

Gucci large duffle bag

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