A Seasonal Guide To Your Farmers Market

Seasonal Guide to Farmers Markets : As spring is in full swing in the US, here is a pretty handy seasonal chart to help you know what to look for at local farmer’s market offerings.

It’s the Taste That Counts.

For most of us, the taste of the food we buy is every bit as important as the cost, if not more so. When food is not in season locally, it’s either grown in a hothouse or shipped in from other parts of the world, and both affect the taste. Compare a dark red, vine-ripened tomato still warm from the summer sun with a winter hothouse tomato that’s barely red, somewhat mealy, and lacking in flavor. When transporting crops, they must be harvested early and refrigerated so they don’t rot during transportation. They may not ripen as effectively as they would in their natural environment and as a result they don’t develop their full flavor.

“Foods lose flavor just as they lose moisture when they are held. Fresh, locally harvested foods have their full, whole flavors intact, which they release to us when we eat them,” explains Susan Herrmann Loomis, owner of On Rue Tatin Cooking School in France and author of numerous cookbooks. “Foods that are chilled and shipped lose flavor at every step of the way – chilling cuts their flavor, transport cuts their flavor, being held in warehouses cuts their flavor.”

Save Nutrients, Save Flavor, and Save Gas Too!

According to Brian Halweil, author of “Eat Here: Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket,” “If you harvest something early so that it can endure a long distance shipping experience, it’s not going to have the full complement of nutrients it might have had.” In addition, transporting produce sometimes requires irradiation (zapping the produce with a burst of radiation to kill germs) and preservatives (such as wax) to protect the produce which is subsequently refrigerated during the trip. While no definitive study quantifies the impact of these treatments, Halweil says there is good reason to believe that eating local is really the safer option. Loomis shares his concern and adds, “We have become terribly cavalier about quality, flavor and texture.” She prefers to buy her produce locally, and preferably from a farmer she knows.

 

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Raw-Vegan Red Beet Flaxseeds Bread-Crackers

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Perfect for a gluten free bread replacement alternative at home
or on the-go!! Top it with avocado, tomatos or any of your favorite
veggies or just eat it by itself. 

(Soaked Flaxseeds, cilantro, carrots, red beet, mint, ginger, sea salt, parsley,
spinach, celery)

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Holistic Lifestyle Change System

Transformation

TRANSFORMATION

I like watching the ships sailing by.
Ships are the muse of the sea.
They’re the dancers of a musette, the play of life.
Joggling inside the palm of the waves, without comfort and control,
and at the mercy of of the sea.
The ocean and it’s vastness, with it’s beguile equanimity,
a theatrical affirmation of life which one should accepts
what’s left behind and welcomes of which will enter.

The beauty I’ve seen, the one truly revealed to me,
will always challenge my gazing eyes and prevails
until I’ll come to know as the day of my death.
Becoming an observer, the truth you cannot see,
it’s called the only reality.

Many lives have been wasted in the search of love,
trust and faith, when everything I was longing for,
is right in front of me.

I wish for me to change the world.
The evil and injustice, which brings my eyes to tears.
The mantra I’ve to call upon is change begins with me.
To heal its own imperfection, to strive for better days,
the power given, the grace perceived,
will touch a thousand people,
I’ll have to prepare for this.

~Juergen Anthony Riedelsheimer

 

Sebastian Kneipp – Hydrotherapy

Oh sunny California! Your sun-rays warming my body thus your ocean is freezing cold but healing!! :)

Sebastian Kneipp

Sebastian Kneipp (May 17, 1821, Stephansried, Germany – June 17, 1897, in Bad Wörishofen) was a Bavarian priest and one of the founders of the naturopathic medicine movement. He is most commonly associated with the “Kneipp Cure” form of hydrotherapy, the application of water through various methods, temperatures and pressures which he claimed to have therapeutic or healing effects.
The holistic thought of Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897) is still considered to be pioneering today for naturopathic methods of healing and contemporary preventive medicine. Throughout the course of his life, Kneipp developed knowledge about the curative effects of water and medicinal plants with his own findings into systematic teachings. The priest and naturopath created such a visionary concept of life that the person, his/her lifestyle habits and his/her natural environment are inextricably considered to be a balanced unit. In this concept, he closely linked together the elements water, plants, exercise, diet and balance. The name Kneipp thus does not only stand for scientifically established naturopathic products and applications but also for a holistic lifestyle.

Water: “… an excellent agent for the healthy person to maintain his health and strength, it is also the first remedy for an illness; it is the most natural, simplest and – if applied properly – the safest agent. Water is my best friend and will remain so until I die.” (Sebastian Kneipp)

Plants: “With every step we take in God’s glorious natural world, we encounter new plants again and again which are extremely useful and therapeutic for us.” (Sebastian Kneipp)

“Exercise increases the zest for life and helps a person by strengthening his body.” (Sebastian Kneipp)

Nutriton: “As long as there is no radical change to our nutritional system, the severe damage which is making humanity ill cannot be corrected; on the contrary, it will become even worse.” (Sebastian Kneipp)

Balance: “There is hardly a circumstance which can have a more damaging effect on health than the lifestyle of today. Balance must be found in order to strengthen overexerted nerves and preserve their strength; equilibrium must be established.” (Sebastian Kneipp)

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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a system of preventive medicine and health care that developed in India more than 5,000 years ago. The word Ayurveda comes from two Sanskrit root words: Ayus, or “life,” and Veda, meaning “knowledge” or “science.” Ayurveda is therefore usually translated as “the science of life.” However, a more precise translation would be “the knowledge of the lifespan.” Ayurveda offers practical tools, insights, and information for living in balance and health, without interference from illness.

 

What is the Ayurvedic perspective on health and illness?

The guiding principle of Ayurveda and the other Eastern healing arts is the interconnection of all things. We aren’t simply an isolated collection of atoms and molecules, but are an inseparable part of the infinite field of intelligence. From this holistic perspective, health isn’t merely the absence of illness or symptoms ― it is a higher state of consciousness that allows vitality, well-being, creativity, and joy to flow into our experience.

 In contrast, illness is a disruption ― a blockage in the flow of energy and information that creates a sense of separation or alienation from the field. Symptoms and sickness are the body’s signal that we need to restore balance, eliminate whatever is causing the blockages, and reestablish the healthy flow of energy and information.

Can Ayurvedic medicine help with physical injuries?

Ayurveda has been used for thousands of years to alleviate every type of health issue, including physical injuries. Ayurveda contrasts with the mechanical allopathic approach to medicine in that it looks at the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—but by including consciousness, it is not excluding the physical body. For virtually every physical ailment or injury, Ayurveda offers a healing protocol.

 ~ Deepak Chopra

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“Ask a Therapist about Any Mental Health Topic That Interests You!!”

Earth Warrior X and The LOFT in Orange County proudly present:

“Ask a Therapist about Any Mental Health Topic That Interests You!!”

Speaker: Carla Naragon, MFT Carla Naragon is a Marriage and Family Therapist who’s been in professional practice since 2000. You are invited to bring your questions about any mental health topic that interests you. For instance:
Benefits of attending include a decreased sense of isolation by discovering our common threads. You may not be comfortable speaking up in front of others and that’s okay. It’s likely that you’ll hear the roots of your own struggle mirrored in the person sitting across from you. Come and be a part of our community if only for one night.

Ask about:
-personal growth 
-healthy relationships 
-communication
-depression 
-anxiety 
-anger management
-addiction relapse 
-suicide
-compassion 
-empathy 
-abuse
-treatment 
-hope 
-resources

Topic: “Ask a Therapist about Any Mental Health Topic That Interests You!!”

Inflammation is a sign that the body is trying to heal itself.

Inflammation creates Energy barriers in our bodies! Our body is a sounding board, an extension of our heart & soul! When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, there is a biological response to try to remove it, the signs and symptoms of inflammation, specifically acute inflammation, show that the body is trying to heal itself. Inflammation does not mean infection, even when an infection causes inflammation.

There are many things we can do to help reverse and heal those inflammatory processes. On the physical level we can change our diet to one that has inflammation reducing foods and herbs, take inflammation reducing supplements, get extra rest, massage, hydrotherapy, and avoid things that trigger inflammation. Energetically we would want to use cooling (water) element energies and avoid fire element energies. Anything that helps the nervous system in a natural way to rest and release tension would be beneficial. Emotional and spiritual healing would be highly beneficial, as trapped low vibratory or discordant emotions inhibit healing. When emotions like anger, resentment, sadness, and fear are cleared away the energy of life flows more freely.

“A person does not hear sound only through the ears; he hears sound through every pore of his body. It permeates the entire being, and according to its particular influence either slows or quickens the rhythm of the blood circulation; it either wakens or soothes the nervous system. It arouses a person to greater passions or it calms him by bringing him peace. According to the sound and its influence a certain effect is produced. Sound becomes visible in the form of radiance. This shows that the same energy which goes into the form of sound before being visible is absorbed by the physical body. In that way the physical body recuperates and becomes charged with new magnetism.” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

Train Smart & Stay Healthy!
Much Love! :)

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