Eating Raw While In College (And After!)

Eating Raw While In College (And After!)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hemp Seeds: The Most Nutritionally Dense Food

          There are eight amino acids the human body cannot make and two more the body cannot make in sufficient quantity, so they are essential to life. A diet without any one of them will eventually cause disease and death. These essential amino acids, along with eleven others the body can make from them, are chained together in accordance to genetic guidelines, via RNA formats from DNA blueprints, into structural proteins that give body to life, and into enzymes (globular proteins) that carry out the mechanics of living.
          Nearly three quarters of body solids are proteins. The body is literally constructed and maintained by an infinitely complex system that simply builds proteins from amino acid sub units. Every amino acid consists of an amine and a carboxyl bound to the same carbon atom. All but the smallest amino acid have one, more or less complex, carbon containing side chain connected to the carbon atom shared by the amine and carboxyl groups. The amine group, ND, is slightly basic; the carboxyl group, COOH, is a mild acid. The amine group of one amino acid unites with the carboxyl group of another forming a peptide link. Proteins are made of amino acid peptide chains in specific sequences. The number of possible amino acid peptide combinations is infinite.
          Peptide chains can bend, twist and unite with other peptide chains by forming weak hydrogen bonds between nitrogen and oxygen atoms along the chain. Amino acids can also form bonds through side chain linkages. All three types of amino acid bonding methods contribute to the infinite possibility of protein shapes and reactivity potentials. Though each species builds proteins unique to itself, life can tailor new ones if challenged by the pressures of existence.
          Hemp is not unique in having all the essential amino acids in its embryonic seed. Flax seeds also contain all the essential amino acids as do many other seeds in the plant kingdom. What is unique about hemp seed protein is that 65% of it is globulin edistin. That is the highest in the plant kingdom.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Natural, Homemade Deodorant

Yellow Tulip
Check out this website for other great homemade products!
Recipe for some deo for you B.O.:
--a pinch of Baking soda
--a splash of water (or a little coconut oil)

directions: Dampen/moisten armpits with water or coconut oil or chelated silver. Spread a small pinch of baking soda onto your armpit.

Yup! It's what I use!!
I either put baking soda on right after I get out of the shower (when I'm still wet),
or spray chelated silver on my underarms or use coconut oil in order to moisten the skin and get the baking soda to stick. You can also just use plain 'ole water -- however both silver and coconut oil are anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial ♥
The great news about this recipe: it's 100% non-toxic; non-carcinogenic; it is super cheap (a box of baking soda is is like 3 2 bucks at walmart); there are NO heavy metals; and the concoction actually NUTRITIONAL for you (the skin is the body's largest organ --what you put onto it gets absorbed directly to the bloodstream).
Try this!

Here's a cool quote from Cancer Truth (on facebook):
HEALTH TIP: Bicarbonate of Soda (aka sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3, and baking soda) is a simple low-cost substance that is a useful remedy for a variety of ailments and chronic diseases. Discovered in 1840, baking soda (not to be confused with baking powder which typically contains aluminum) is a proven treatment for flus and colds, and recently this amazing substance has been in the “spotlight” as doctors like Tullio Simoncini and Mark Sircus have used it to treat cancer patients.

Perhaps the success is due to the fact that baking soda floods the cancer cells with a shockwave of alkalinity and oxygen, thus reversing the hypoxia (lack of oxygen) which is always associated with cancerous tissue. Or perhaps it works because a comparison of cancer tissue with healthy tissue indicates that cancerous tissue always has a much higher concentration of toxic chemicals and pesticides than normal tissue, and sodium bicarbonate possesses the property of absorbing heavy metals, dioxins, and furans. Perhaps it’s a combination of the two.

Baking soda has a plethora of additional uses. Baking soda is commonly used as an antacid for short-term relief of an upset stomach, to correct acidosis in kidney disorders, to “alkalinize” urine during bladder infections, and to minimize uric acid crystallization during gout treatment. It is frequently used to purify air inside refrigerators. We’ve all seen the opened box of baking soda in the fridge door, haven’t we? Keep a container of baking soda in your garage as well as in your car to put out a fire, since it will extinguish a fire without damaging anything else it touches. It also works as a deodorizer for carpets and other materials and can be used for laundry and as a household cleanser (when mixed with vinegar). The baking soda/vinegar mixture will even unclog drains! And if you have itchy bug bites, try using a poultice of baking soda and vinegar.

Get rid of those toxic antiperspirants and replace them with baking soda. The same goes for those fluoride-filled toothpastes. Try brushing and cleaning your teeth with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Yes, baking soda is one of the most versatile substances that everyone should have in their medicine cabinet.

I used to take 1 tsp of baking soda in water each night before bed, but I haven’t been doing this lately. I need to start this habit again…. It’s a great way to alkalize your body before bed. ;-)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

50 Uses for vinegar

YES!! Vinegar is a fantastic, inexpensive, non-toxic alternative to the common harsh chemicals found in most homes (and I can attest to it from personal experience) <3 From dissolving lyme deposits on windows, to de-odorizing pet stains to deep cleaning clothes in the wash .... vinegar is amazing. Check this website out!

White Vinegar

Monday, April 16, 2012

Macadamia Nut Crust:

* 1 1/4 c Macadamia Nuts
* 1/4 c Cashews
* 2 tbls Coconut Oil, melted
* 2 tbls Agave Nectar
* Pinch of Celtic Sea Salt

To make crust, process the macadamia nuts or cashews in the food processor until they form a fine meal. Add the coconut oil and salt and continue until the nuts form a wall on the side of the food processor. Empty into a pie pan and firmly press crust into place and place in the freezer while you prepare the Key Lime Filling.

Key Lime Filling:

* 4 Avocado, cut into small cubes
* 1/2 c Lime juice
* 1/2 c Agave Nectar
* 1/2 c Coconut Oil, melted
* 1 tbls Lime zest

To make the filling, add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and fluid. Avocado can turn brown quicker if you over blend so be sure to blend just enough till smooth. Pour into the Macadamia Nut Crust and freeze about 1-2 hours or place in the fridge overnight to set. To serve top with a little shredded coconut


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Why Chlorophyll is the BOMB

 Chlorophyll is EXTREMELY alkalizing, oxygenating, and is exactly identical to human blood--except Chlorophyll has magnesium and blood has iron. (Though the magnesium is converted to iron in the body). Chlorophyll stops bacterial, yeast & fungi growth in the digestive tract; deodorizes body odor & bad breath; removes drug deposits and counteracts all toxins; de-activates many carcinogens; halts tooth decay and gum infection (when used as a tooth powder); counteracts inflammation; builds blood; renews tissue; counteracts radiation; promotes healthful intestinal flora; improves liver function; activates enzymes to produce vitamins E, A, & K; detoxifies heavy metals; & improves brain function
 If you eat or drink anything acidic (meat, dairy, coffee, alcohol, sugar, processed food) on a daily basis, chlorophyll is your best ally to balance the acidity, which is the breeding ground for dis-ease. It is almost a certainty that you will experience dis-ease or infection or inflammation or pain with acidic, processed, & cooked foods. This is why it is crucial to have daily doses of chlorophyll to lower the acidity of these foods by raising the alkalinity.
Whether you eat a green salad, juice some greens, add greens or a green powder to your smoothies, take liquid shots, or take capsules, find a way to have daily intake of chlorophyll.
 Powerful sources of chlorophyll: spirulina, wheat grass, chlorella, blue-green algae, green sprouts, sea vegetables, DARK leafy greens, green vegetables, & herbs.
The darker the better!!

Did you know??
Wheatgrass juice is 70% chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the first product of light and contains more light energy than any other element. Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life, so when you drink chlorophyll, you drink liquid sunshine!
Click on this awesome link to find out more benefits about drinking this magical elixir!
click on this link to see more interesting facts and nutritional info about raw foods :)