Wellness Wednesday August 6th, 2014
“The dirty little secrets your colon wants you to know about.” Speaker: Sabine Satie, CHT
￼Sabine is a practicing Colon Hydrotherapist, nutritional adviser and intuitive problem solver. Her work and expertise led her to study and work internationally in England, Germany and the United States. She has been helping releasing the accumulation of toxic waste in peoples lives and bodies for over 30 years. After being in the health care field working with the so called terminally ill she chose the medium of water to restore the body to its inert ability to heal itself. Colon hydrotherapy being the slow infusion of water into the large intestine (or colon) to saturate the internal layers of unwanted waste and the removal of them.
Sabine has had the privilege to have witnessed life changing improvements with hundreds of her clients. She trusts in each of us to tune into knowing what we actually need, once we let our body tell us. Following our bodies advice and implementing what it asks for is the next step. At the very basis of becoming clear of our needs lies the removal of all that keeps clarity from us. Much of what we harbor in our gut. Maybe this is a reason why we are so reluctant to address its state?
And why it is so predominantly in our face at the same time? The hidden truth has many layers of gunk covered on top, as we might say. What could be possible for you once the gunk is gone?
In this talk we will cover:
• Find out what your gut really wants to tell to you.
• What can you do now to improve gut health and
why is it important?
• Is there a fast road to improved health?
What are the secrets hidden in your gut that might prove useful to uncover? Is there intelligence just waiting to be communicated?
Resistance training improves strength and promotes muscle growth, but to maximize results occasionally you want to train the nervous system specifically. The best way to do this is to lower the weight that you would normally use for an exercise and create an unstable environment in which to do the exercise. This means doing the same exercise, but doing it standing on only one leg instead of two or doing your pushups with your hands on medicine balls for examples.
When you do a new exercise you get better at it with practice through improvements in your neuromuscular efficiency. Since neuromuscular efficiency is composed of two separate systems it makes sense to train them together. However, don’t underestimate the potential in training the systems separately also. For example; let’s say you are an avid weight lifter and lets focus on your leg muscles, specifically the quadriceps, muscle exercise routines. If you only do leg extensions on a leg extension machine you will plateau very quickly as far as positive adaptations (muscle growth being one of them) go. A major part of the reason for this is that there is very little stimulus for change in the nervous system. In other words, you would not be telling your body to do something new and so it will stop making improvements to meet the “new” challenges. When you become stronger at an exercise it is due not only to the size of the muscle, but it is also due to the bodies improvement in neuromuscular efficiency. In other words; your brain is able to tell more of your muscle cells (fibers) to contract at the same time.
I haven’t done a lot of NET lately. Got to keep working on some more fun and challenging stability exercise program though. I wish I wouldn’t have run out of storage on my phone to show you some of the embarrassing footage of me falling on my buttock at the gym!! haha
Daily multivitamin/mineral pills are the most popular supplements in the U.S. Ask people why they take them, and most will say it’s to make up for poor eating habits, to help prevent a variety of diseases or just to stay healthy in general. However, there has been surprisingly little good clinical evidence to support the claims made for multis (the same is true of most individual vitamin or mineral supplements).
In December, two studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine failed to find benefits from multis, prompting the authors of the accompanying editorial to title it “Enough is enough: Stop wasting money on vitamin and mineral supplements.”
Meanwhile, in February, the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, independent experts who advise the government, concluded that it still couldn’t recommend for—or against—taking multis. Where does all this leave people who take these supplements?
Multivitamin research: high hopes, unexpected results
It’s logical to think that multis could be beneficial. After all, vitamins and minerals are essential to life, and experts keep pointing out that the diets of many Americans fall short in some key nutrients. There’s no doubt that when people are truly deficient in a vitamin or mineral—in which case they can develop a deficiency disease such as rickets (vitamin D deficiency) or scurvy (vitamin C deficiency)—a supplement will help. But such severe deficiencies are rare today in the developed world.
What’s more, lab research shows that besides their known biochemical roles in the body, many vitamins and minerals also have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other effects that may, in theory at least, help stave off chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer and dementia. Also encouraging is the fact that many (though not all) observational studies have found that people who take vitamin and mineral supplements on their own tend to be at lower risk for a variety of diseases. However, such studies do not prove cause and effect. For instance, supplement takers may be more health-conscious in general, which could explain the apparent benefits.
That’s why randomized clinical trials, which compare a drug, supplement or other intervention to a placebo, are necessary. To date, such trials on multis have been relatively small and short and have yielded mostly disappointing results. Thus, the Annals studies got lots of attention.
The first trial, part of the Physicians’ Health Study II from Harvard, involved nearly 6,000 men over 65 who were given either a standard daily multi (Centrum Silver) or a placebo for more than a decade. Periodic cognitive testing found that the multi did not slow age-related declines. Previous trials, not as big or long as this one, have produced inconsistent results about the potential benefits of multis on cognitive health. It’s possible that if supplementation had begun at earlier ages and if the subjects had been less well-nourished and less well-educated, the results might have been different, the researchers speculated.
The second study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, involved 1,700 people across the U.S. and Canada who had previously had a heart attack. Half were given a high-dose multi formula specially designed by complementary and alternative medicine practitioners; half took a placebo. Over an average of five years, those taking the multi did not have a reduced risk of a second heart attack or other cardiovascular events. However, many subjects withdrew or did not stick with the regimen, in part because it involved six large caplets a day, so the validity of the findings are limited.
Multivitamin research: the bigger picture
In the same issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, an updated review done for the Task Force evaluated 26 well-designed clinical trials on vitamin and mineral supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer published since 2005. Most of the studies involved single or paired nutrients and found no benefits.
Five of the studies looked at multis. One positive result came from a 2012 clinical trial that was also part of the Physicians’ Health Study II, involving 14,600 men over 50. It found that those taking a multi (Centrum Silver again) for 11 years had a small reduction in cancer risk; there was no effect on the risk of cardiovascular disease. Similarly, a French study using a five-ingredient multi found a slightly lower cancer risk in men, but not in women, and no cardiovascular benefit. In none of the trials was there a reduction in mortality rates among multi takers. The trials in the review included mostly healthy, well-nourished people, so the findings may not apply to the targeted use of nutrients in those who are deficient, the researchers noted.
On the basis of this review, the Task Force concluded that there is still “not enough evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms” of taking multis or most other vitamin or mineral supplements. That’s the same conclusion it reached a decade ago, except now it advises against taking separate beta carotene or vitamin E supplements because of safety concerns.
Multivitamins: our advice
If multis have an effect—good or bad—it is likely to be small. Even though the Annals editorial concluded that multis (and other supplements) are ineffective at preventing major chronic diseases, it did point out that “available evidence does not rule out small benefits or harms [in the general population] or large benefits or harms in a small subgroup.” The two studies on multis suggesting a reduction in cancer risk, mentioned above, need to be replicated, especially because the benefit was small and only in men.
Multivitamin formulas vary greatly, so even if there were benefits (or harms), it would be very hard to know which components were responsible, or at what doses. As it is, the weight of evidence suggests that multis provide little or no benefit for most well-nourished people, who ironically are the ones who tend to take supplements. Those who would be most likely to benefit from supplementation—that is, people who are truly malnourished—are least likely to take them.
But what if, like most Americans, your diet falls short of the recommended intakes for some vitamins and minerals? Should you take a multi?
It depends how far you fall short. If your diet is merely “suboptimal,” there’s no convincing evidence that you’ll benefit from a multi. If, however, you have severe deficiencies (because of malnutrition, for instance, or absorption problems), targeted supplementation, under medical supervision, may be necessary. If you are living totally on junk food, no supplement— even one with dozens of components—can make up for the vitamins, minerals and other potentially beneficial compounds found in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and the rest of a healthy balanced diet.
Are multis safe? There’s no evidence of harm from those supplying 100 percent of the recommended intakes (listed as Daily Values on the labels). But again, multis vary so much, it’s hard to give them all a pass. And some contain nutrients that can be dangerous in very high doses (such as beta carotene, vitamins E and A, iron, zinc, selenium or copper) or include herbs and other substances of unknown safety.
Despite the lack of evidence supporting the use of multis for the general population, there are some groups for whom a basic multi (supplying 100 percent of the Daily Value for most vitamins and minerals) makes sense.
Learn how to make delicious nourishing wholesome plant-based nutrition recipes with plant-based certified athlete Jürgen Anthony Riedelsheimer. Classes are scheduled frequently so check back often for updates and sign up for our newsletter.
We will hands-on preparing two delicious meals at this session.
Strawberries are in season. It’s summer and I’ll teach you some tricks how to prepare the creamiest smoothies. This is a delicious nutrient–dense meal or in-between snack with a serious recovery protein kick by Vega.
2) Gluten-Free Vegan Pho Soup!
A bowl of warm soup is always a great meal regardless of the time of the year. This Pho Soup can be enjoyed for lunch of dinner. Gluten-Free & Vegan.
Says who? Well, unless you have purchased a VIP membership at WholeFoods or how I like to call it your “WholeCheck”, eating organic, fresh wholesome fruits & vegetables can get pricy. (don’t get me wrong, I love WholeFoods
I went to the Farmers Market today and picked up some fresh organic vegetables to prepare an alkalizing, inflammation reducing and protein loaded Vegetable soup.
What I got for is: Broccoli, Parsley, Celery, Onions, Ginger, Garlic, Garbanzo Beans, Red Potatoes, String Beans, Asparagus, Jalapeño Peppers, Kale, Zucchini, Scallions, Turmeric (“the rial deal” and given to my from my Indian mama), Fresh Grounded Pepper and Himalayan Salt. It makes about 10 large servings and I spent about less then $12.-
Yep! That’s some powerful cleansing and rejuvenating food for NOT much money!!
Feeling overwhelmed by the thought on how to include more fruits & vegetables and how to switch to a plan-based lifestyle without breaking the bank? Great! Don’t panic! Keep on reading and you’ll find some great tips and shopping strategies below.
Your Earth Warrior X Team!
Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World
by Kathy Freston
Buy in season. Produce in season is almost always less expensive than out-of-season produce because it’s more abundant. Avoid pre-cut, washed, and packaged fruits and vegetables. They’re always more expensive than the whole foods (and a waste of packaging). If you need the convenience (for the office, on the road, etc.), go for it; just know that you’ll be paying more.
Watch produce prices carefully. Locally grown fruits and vegetables sometimes cost less than imported produce, while at other times imported produce saves you a lot — just be on the lookout for the best deals. (And be mindful of the carbon footprint — how far your food had to travel to you and therefore how much fuel was required to get it there.)
Shop at farmers’ markets at the end of the day. Farmers’ markets are a great place to find fresh, in-season, and locally grown produce for cheap — especially if you shop at the end of the market day, when growers may be willing to sell their produce at a discount, rather than having to pack it up and take it back home with them.
Don’t be afraid to buy frozen vegetables. Frozen veggies (especially store brands) are often cheaper than fresh ones, and they can actually be more nutritious, because the veggies are frozen right after they’re picked, preserving vitamins that are lost in transporting fresh veggies from the farm to the store. And of course, keep an eye out for sales and stock up your freezer with veggies that can be tossed into soups, stews, stir-fries, pasta, and many other dishes.
Consider the value of your time. For most of us, time is just as valuable as money. We tend to think that eating fast food is less time consuming — an illusion reinforced by a steady stream of fast-food company advertising. But in reality, the time that you spend driving to a fast-food restaurant and then idling in a drive-through could just as easily be spent at home with your family, cooking a simple meal. All it takes is a small initial time investment in learning to cook a few new meals. Even simpler, you can just convert the meals that you already eat into ones that fit your new lifestyle.
Most families rotate the same menu of dishes every week, for ease of preparation and to simplify g!rocery shopping. Once you’ve got that set menu of favorite vegan meals, prep time is quick.
It’s easy to see that the hidden costs of eating meat are everywhere — in how you feel day-to-day, in your prospects for a long life of good health, in the health of the land, the water, the animals, the workers… and your wallet. It’s pretty compelling, isn’t it?
Eating vegan — or veganish — is about very consciously choosing to disengage from an industry that makes us sick, abuses animals, pollutes the planet, and squanders precious resources. It’s also about a better quality of life; having more energy and a lighter load (as well as a lighter conscience) and living longer and healthier.
Fresh Turmeric directly from India!! Earth Warrior X Protein Vegetable Soup
A holistic lifestyle change system that proves to enhance overall performance and wellness utilizing plant-based nutrition and Ayurvedic principles.
The mission of Earth Warrior X is to support others on their individual journey to create more balance, success, happiness, increased athletic performance and wellness in their lives without comprising and neglecting our own principles of moral, ethical or spiritual integrity.
Earth Warrior X was founded by Jürgen Anthony Riedelsheimer. He is an expert VEGAN Athlete for over a decade and helped, trained and inspired many people to adapt to wholesome plant based Vegan lifestyle! He is a Cyclist, Ultra-runner, Professional Musician, Environmental & Animal rights Activist who believes in living a Vegan lifestyle will make a difference for the better in all of our lives & the planet Earth!
Jürgen Anthony completed his “Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition” on November 2013 2013, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell.
Earth Warrior X Founder Jürgen Anthony Riedelsheimer is offering a new hands-on approach providing a whole new level of support for anyone interested in changing their current lifestyle, individuals struggling with making healthy food choices or emotional dependency to food and more. Are you an athlete looking to add more plant-based nutrition or want to completely switch to plan-based lifestyle to support your enhanced recovery, increase your stamina and strengthen your immune-system? Are you an individual who wants to loose weight but doesn’t want to go through the emotional roller-coaster of gaining or loosing it but rather wants to keep the weight off without constant dieting or calorie restrictions? Congratulations! You’re in the right place and I will guide you how!
Determining your dominant Dosha (Ayurveda) designing a nutrition & workout plan according to your body type as well as your mental and emotional constitution.
Assisting with creating a body detoxification program and getting rid of toxins in your diet and environment.
Email me at email@example.com for schedule availability. Food classes can be taught in your home for and added destination charge. Orange County and LA only.
Wholesome Commitment: [ BEST VALUE ]
10 hours for only $499.- That is a $250.- saving over the individual priced packages. Wholesome Commitment is designed to assist each individual with an comprehensive amount of time and support each individual with their desire for better health and performance. Package includes:
10 hours of One-On-One private instruction plus in-depth details on all “Individual Info Packages”.
In-your-home assessment of everything related to nutrition, shopping habits and knowledge of chemicals in food etc.
Grocery & Farmers Market visits while establishing new shopping habits and knowledge about food & nutrients.
Complete hands-on approach, teaching, meal preparation. No questions will be left unanswered. You’ll feel confident on your new journey after taken the course.
Get a 10% lifestyle commitment discount on all individual wellness one-on-one classes after completing the Wholesome Commitment course.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for schedule availability. Food classes can be taught in your home for and added destination charge. Orange County and LA only.
Fastest Fixed Gear Bike Ever!! Riding your bike that fast is only possible with the right music (Trash Metal Band: Why We Kill) and a GoPro setup!! Enjoy!!
Leaving the Earth Warrior X office and riding your fixie to Kean Coffee and meeting afterwards for lunch for a business and stragie meeting at Seabirds Kitchen Vegan restaurant doesn’t really sound too exciting to post it on the social media. Well, unless you mount your GoPro on your handlebar and explore what your city has to offer after reviewing the footage it might!!
Plus let’s face it. It is a beautiful day in SoCal and riding your bike around town is always fun, right??!! haha
How to make an easy delicious snack filled with powerful nutrients!
Smart shopping and how to save money on groceries
FREE eBook: Plant-Based Nutrition Made Easy – Chocolate Covered Kale Chips
Benefits of raw cacao:
Raw cacao is a rich source of antioxidant flavonoids that promote cardiovascular health and protect against toxins. The antioxidant flavonoids in raw cacao can help improve circulation, regular heartbeat and blood pressure. Additionally, they help the body repair itself and resist free-radical toxins. Raw cacao is most known for being a superfood that is a rich source of antioxidants, but it is also filled with a number of other beneficial nutrients. As a rich source of manganese, raw cacao helps oxygenate the blood. Raw cacao is also a rich source of magnesium, which helps in balancing brain chemistry. It is also rich in sulfur, which builds strong nails and hair, and promotes beautiful skin.
Raw cacao promotes the release of neurotransmitters, which promote a positive outlook and bodily rejuvenation, and release feel-good hormones. Raw cacao raises levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter, and acts as an anti-depressant that can help reduce symptoms of PMS. It also stimulates the secretion of endorphins, which produce a pleasurable sensation, and phenylethylamine which is a mild mood booster. It also releases anandamide which promotes elation and helps us feel good longer.
Is Cacao the best antioxidant on the market?
That all depends on what kind of cacao, where it is grown and how it has been treated. If it is certified as Organic Raw Cacao then it is an excellent source of antioxidants and if it is not then you are consuming a whole lot of chemicals from irradiation and spraying of chemicals which are standard practice in growing cacao beans.
In the ORAC chart raw cocoa powder is at the top of the antioxidant list with almost four times the amount of antioxidants as Goji Berries.
The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale was developed by the United States Department of Agriculture to measure the effectiveness of antioxidants to absorb free radicals that cause cell and tissue damage. The higher the ORAC score, the higher the level of antioxidants present in the food.
Even though cacao is much higher in antioxidants than goji berries, it does not mean that it is better. Why? Because consuming 100 grams of goji berries is quite beneficial whereas consuming 100 grams of raw cacao is too much in one day in one go, and the benefits would turn into side-effects. Cacao is simply very powerful on your central nervous system and with this much cacao, the content of oxalic acid would interfere with calcium retention. Yet, consuming 40 grams of raw cacao at the most or a 50 gram organic, dark, sugar-free chocolate is beneficial and quite enjoyable.
1. Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium as well as those listed below.
2. Kale is high in iron. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more.
3. Kale is high in Vitamin K. Eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers. It is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health and the prevention of blood clotting. Also increased levels of vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
4. Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids help protect against various cancers.
5. Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food. One cup of kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, which help, fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders.
6. Kale is great for cardiovascular support. Eating more kale can help lower cholesterol levels.
7. Kale is high in Vitamin A.Vitamin A is great for your vision, your skin as well as helping to prevent lung and oral cavity cancers.
8. Kale is high in Vitamin C. This is very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration.
9. Kale is high in calcium. Per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, which aids in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism. Vitamin C is also helpful to maintain cartilage and joint flexibility
10. Kale is a great detox food. Kale is filled with fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy.