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)

“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

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How to make Raw Organic Almond Butter in 3 Simple Steps

Make your own Organic Raw Almond Butter in 3 Simple Steps!

Organic Raw Almond Butter is expensive. You can save money without comprising quality and continuously enjoying your raw nut butter healthy omega-3 fats either as your favorite snack or as a side dish by making it yourself. Here are 3 simple steps explaining how and a few tips along with it.

Since 2007, the “almond rule” has mandated that most almonds grown in California’s 400-mile-long Central Valley region (where just about all domestic almonds come from) receive one of these pasteurization treatments. Organic almonds are always steam treated, and truly raw almonds can still be purchased either at farmers markets or farm stands in California (in quantities of 100 pounds or less) and also can be imported from abroad.

Growers can also ask for an exemption for almonds that receive further processing such as roasting, blanching, or other heat treatments, but it is entirely possible that roasted almonds, or even ones incorporated into foods (such as crackers and cookies) have been “pasteurized” with one of the above methods beforehand.

Costco brand Kirkland Signature: Whole almonds are fumigated with PPO, which a spokesman said he was told doesn’t remain in the nuts, despite the fact that almonds containing residues of up to 300 parts per million of this chemical, which California regards as a “known carcinogen,” can be legally sold.

Planters: The age-old Planters brand (now a division of Kraft Foods) all of its almonds are steam treated, even ones that receive further heat treatments such as oil or dry roasting.

Diamond of California: All Diamond brand almonds receive the PPO gas treatment.

Blue Diamond Almonds: While its sliced and slivered almonds are steam pasteurized, its whole-nut “natural” line is treated with the toxic PPO gas.

Whole Foods store 365 brand: All Whole Foods-labeled almonds are steam-treated.

Back to Nature: Uses the steam method.

Trader Joe’s store brand: Trader Joe’s reported that “no almond with our name on it” would ever receive the gas treatment, meaning all of the company’s branded almonds are steam-treated.

 

1. Soak your Raw Organic Almonds for at least 12 hours in clean filtered or even better alkaline water.

2. Use your dehydrator trays and spread the almonds on single layers and dehydrate your soaked almonds in a food dehydrator at around 110 -115 degrees fahrenheit for about 24 hours. If you don’t have a dehydrator you can use your oven on its lowest setting as well. Make sure don’t close the oven door and frequently check for the next 8  -12 hours.

3. Use a food processor and add your dried almond with a spoon of organic coconut butter and start processing it. I prefer a food processor over a blender. If you are using a Vitamix or other high-speed blender, use a low speed. I use the tamper to push the almonds down onto the blades, however, if you are not using a blender with a tamper, you will need stop the blender and scrape the mixture from the sides back into the blades. Resume your blend. Repeat as necessary.

4. After a few minutes your almonds will be broken down into small chunky pieces.

5. In the next phase you will see that the almonds form to a bigger clump due to the heating and grinding process before they turn into a …

6. Smooth and creamy consistency and ready to be eaten.

Homemade almond butter is highly perishable (because it’s raw), so store it in a cool place or refrigerator out of direct sunlight and use it up within a week.

Enjoy!!

Earth Warrior X Team

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Recipe: Prepare a powerful anti-inflammatory Recovery & Fitness Drink!!

Recipe: Prepare a powerful anti-inflammatory Recovery & Fitness Drink using Earth Warrior X Ayurvedic Herb Formula EI8HT!!

 How to use Earth Warrior X proprietary Ayurvedic Herb formulas!

  1. Boil hot water (at least 8oz)
  2. Take 1 Tbsp of Earth Warrior Ayurvedic Herb Formula and stir it in hot water.
  3. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes or longer depending on your preferred drinking temperature.
  4. Add 2oz of Almond Milk or other Milk Substitute (optional)
  5. Add organic stevia for sweetness (optional)
  6. Add 1/2 tsp Turmeric (optional)
  7. Add ½ tsp chia seeds, some people prefer a small amount of coconut oil  (Fat content helps with absorption of the properties of the Ayurvedic herbs into your digestive track and bloodstream. Works as a catalyst for better absorption)
  8. Enjoy!!
Variation:
Step 1-3: (see above)
Step 4: Add the concoction into a blender
Step 5: Add 2-4oz Milk Substitute, 1/2 tsp Chia Seeds or 1/2 tsp of coconut oil
Step 6: Add 1 1/2 tsp raw chocolate powder or 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Step 7: Blend on high speed for 30 seconds
Step 8: Enjoy your Ayurvedic Earth Warrior Herb Formula Latte!!

 

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Colon Hydrotherapy: “The dirty little secrets your colon wants you to know about.”

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?

 

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Wellness Wednesday August 6th, 2014 “The dirty little secrets your colon wants you to know about.” Speaker: Sabine Satie, CHT

 

 

Neuromuscular Efficiency Training

Neuromuscular Efficiency Training

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

Should You Still Take That Multivitamin?

 

Should You Still Take That Multi?

Should You Still Take That Multi?

by Berkeley Wellness  |  

 

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.

Does a Multi Make Sense?

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.



WHOLESOME PLANT-BASED NUTRITION CLASSES

Strawberries Cream Smoothie & Gluten-Free Vegan Pho Soup

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WHOLESOME PLANT-BASED NUTRITION COURSE 

Learn how to make delicious nourishing wholesome plant-based nutrition recipes with plant-based certified athlete Jürgen Anthony Riedelsheimer.
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We will hands-on preparing two delicious meals at this session.

1) Strawberries & Cream Smoothie Gluten-Free, Soy-Free & Vegan!

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.

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