We Are What We Eat!

How can what we eat effect our lives?  The fact is all FOOD AND DRINK effects the functioning of your body in every way...energy, health, stamina, memory, labido, alertness, mood...everything. Not only does food and drink effect every part of your life and health, so does when and how you consume have an effect. Here are some examples:

LABIDO

  1. Celery: considered an excellent food to ramp up sexual stimulation. The reason being that it boosts a powerful substance known as androsterone - an odorless hormone released through male perspiration.  Well, this is one of those kind of sweats that has that strange effect on women…the same effect that I understand a dozen red roses has (apparently).
  2. Maca: this is a less common food, but is no less potent. Having only recently been introduced to the Western world you will be forgiven for not finding it in your local grocery. According to some it is believed to improve sexual performance, the frequency with which people desire sex and can be effective in increasing sperm count! Not only that, but guys should expect an increase in testosterone, and it also makes you feel younger. For women, maca is reknowned for increasing sex-drive and fertility!
  3. Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin seeds contain zinc, which is important in testosterone production for men and also helps to sustain sexual desire in women. Pumpkin seeds are also rich in the essential fatty acid omega 3, which acts as a precursor of prostaglandins, hormone-like substances that play a key role in sexual health. A diet rich in pumpkin seeds will enhance potency, drive and fertility.
  4. Saurkraut: an unlikely inclusion, but a vital key in unlocking your libido.Scottish diet guru Gillian McKeith has deemed sauerkraut sexy, citing a U.S. study that reported 90 percent of men were more “active” after eating it. Homemade sauerkraut is a natural probiotic, much more potent than prtobiotic pills and cheaper.
  5. Bananas: help to boost male libido largely due to the presence of the enzyme ‘bromelain’ . Bananas are also a good source of B vitamins like riboflavin and potassium, which increase the body's total energy levels. However, they are also very rich in potassium and B vitamins, which are vital for sex-hormone production!
  6. Almonds: Almonds are another major source of essential fatty acids. Almonds provide the basis for the healthy production of male hormones that are important in regulating sex-drive. The smell of almonds is found to arouse passion in females.
  7. Avocado: Avocado helps to increase both male and female libido. As it contains very high levels of folic acid, it assists in metabolising proteins, thus providing you more energy - which is obviously good all round. Avocado also features vitamin B6 (a nutrient which improves male hormone production) and potassium (which helps to regulate a woman's thyroid gland). Asparagus: it is not only the ever-so-slightly suggestive shape of asparagus that acts as a libido booster - asparagus also happens to be very high in vitamin E, which has long been thought of as ‘the sex vitamin’. The Vegetarian Society suggests “eating asparagus for three days for the most powerful affect”.
  8. Chilies: may heat up your sex life too, due to capsaicin. The substance that gives kick to peppers, curries and other spicy foods. Triggering the release of endorphins, capsaicin is therefore a feelgood chemical for your brain! It also stimulates nerve endings and raises your heart rate. IMPORTANT: if you chop the chilies yourself - make sure you wash your hands very very thoroughly.
  9. Basil: apparently basil increases circulation, stimulates the sex drive and boosts fertility! It is also said to produce a general sense of well being for body and mind. But most curiously of all, its scent is supposed to drive us wild! In fact, basil oil was once employed by Mediterranean prostitutes as a perfume to attract customers! Pesonally, the scent of basil makes me want to drive to the nearest Italian restaurant, but that’s just me.
  10. Cardamom: Cardamom is an nicely aromatic spice. In many cultures it is viewed as an intensely powerful aphrodisiac and also beneficial in treating impotence (mix with maca for some ‘interesting results’). It is high in cineole, which can increase blood flow in certain important areas!
  11. Figs: Figs are very high in amino acids, which are critical to increasing you libido and boosting sexual stamina.
  12. Garlic: bad on the breath but good on the sex drive. Maybe this is one for long-term couples who don’t have as much worry over little matters such as garlic-breath (as long as you both munch it, you’ll be OK). Garlic contains high levels of allicin – an compound - that can improve blood flow to the sexual organs. But note - don’t just munch on big cloves of raw garlic! Allicin is only produced once garlic has been chopped as it is produced through an enzyme reaction. As a bonus, allicin is also has great anti-fungal properties (not that I am suggesting anything of course…)

 

ENERGY FOODS

All complex carbohydrates convert directly to sugars and are immediately available for energy, unlike simple carbs that are slow to convert and end up stored as fat. so eating a breakfast of 70% fruit and/or veggies provides the quick energy you need to get started in the morning. Conversely, your evening meal should be heavy on the protein side, because your day is winding down and you don't want a sleepless night from too much energy. So a good rule of thumb is 70/ 30, good carbs to protein, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds in the morning. Reverse this ratio in the evening and about 50/50 for the noon meal. Avoid all white flower products, sugar and all artificial sweeteners. They will not only put a lot of weight on you, but make you sluggish and mentally slow.    update:  Whole grains, once a great staple of nutrition, have now become so hybridized and overly doused with Glyphosate,  they are dangerous to your health . The British Medical Journal did a study in which children ate a grain free diet with nutrient-rich foods like vegetables, fruits, meat, milk and took vitamin D. Unlike the control groups that ate a standard diet, their results were remarkable...not even one cavity in their teeth. If they left out the milk, it would probably be even better. (unless it was raw milk) Pasteurized milk is hard to digest and causes inflammation. It has very little digestible vitamin D and the beneficial enzymes are destroyed by pasteurization.

LIQUIDS

Pure filtered water is the best liquid to keep your body hydrated. It is superior to every other liquid, including juice. Many of us do not provide enough hydration for healthy body functions. Adequate hydration is crucial for joint health, as well. Think about how a ball and socket joint would work if it were dry verses being wet. 

 It would take a very long list to include all the problems caused by inadequate hydration. Very importantly, you should always start your day with a full glass of water. You have just completed a 6-8 hour period of sleep and your body's need for hydration was not suspended while you slept, so replenishing some of what your body lost is crucial to having a good day. Also consider that your body is over 70 % water and on a cellular level, much higher than that. What does that tell you about this amazing substance we call just plain water.

DIET

Eating a good 70/30 breakfast as outlined above will also jump start your day.     example:

First choice...............................one apple, one boiled egg, a cup of green tea           

2nd choice................................same with coffee instead of tea (both preferably unsweetened or sweetened with organic stevia)

 So Plan It!...Because you are what you eat... On the other hand, just because you like to eat nuts, that doesn't make you a squirrel, maybe a little nutty, but certainly not a rodent.                                      

 

Dehydration—The Need for More Water

By Bob Livingston • Mar 20th, 2009 • Category: Bob Livingston Personal Liberty Articles


Most seniors (in fact most people) are dehydrated. Our thirst mechanism begins to fade with age. Even people who are seriously dehydrated will not drink water placed near them. I have to consciously drink water myself, and you will, too.

Unintentional dehydration is a plague on the world. Orthodox medicine’s focus is on the solute (solid) body, completely ignoring the solvent (water). Our brain and body consist of 85 percent water. Water is a nutrient and it possesses a dominant metabolic role in all physiological functions of the body.

Most of us are not sick. We are thirsty. The “water cure” is not something the medical establishment is interested in. It is too simple, costs nothing and is available to the whole population. Dehydration is a primary cause of disease but completely overlooked. Or is it just ignored?

Drinking more water—six to eight glasses a day—can do miracles for seniors, and people of all ages.

  • Water suppresses the appetite and helps the body metabolize stored fat.
  • Drinking enough water is the best therapy for fluid retention. To get rid of excess water, drink more water.
  • Overweight people need more water than thin people.
  • Water helps maintain muscle tone and helps to prevent sagging skin.

  • Water helps rid the body of waste. Many seniors are constipated.

     

    And don’t forget to take 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt daily unless you suffer from malignant hypertension. In that case, see your doctor.

    You should read Obesity, Cancer and Depression by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, M.D., and access the Water Cure website. (www.watercure.com)


    Eat Fat With Tomatoes to Absorb All the Nutrients

     

    Tomatoes are a good source of the antioxidants lycopene and beta-carotene. But if you eat a tomato without adding a little good fat (raw butter, coconut oil, olive oil), your body is unlikely to absorb all these nutrients.

    Scientists recruited graduate students to eat bowls of salad greens with tomatoes and various types of salad dressings. The researchers put IV lines into the participants' veins and drew blood samples before and after they'd eaten the salads in order to get precise measurements of the absorption of nutrients.

    When researchers went back and analyzed the blood samples, they realized that people who had eaten fat-free or low-fat dressings didn't absorb the beneficial carotenoids from the salad. Only when they had eaten the oil-based dressing did they get the nutrients. The problem with nearly all oil based salad dressings is soybean oil, which contributes to obesity, but is an estrogen mimic and most of us do not need such hormones. Also, nearly all soybeans are genetically modified with a lot of unknown side effects (suspected allergy accelerant).


    Sources: Mercola .com 


    Eat Nutrient Dense foods:
     

    Nutrient Density Score:
    Watercress 100.00 Chinese cabbage 91.99 Chard 89.27 Beet green 87.08 Spinach 86.43 Chicory 73.36 Leaf lettuce 70.73 Parsley 65.59 Romaine lettuce 63.48 Collard green 62.49 Turnip green 62.12 Mustard green 61.39 Endive 60.44 Chive 54.80 Kale 49.07 Dandelion green 46.34 Red pepper 41.26 Arugula 37.65 Broccoli 34.89 Pumpkin 33.82 Brussels sprout 32.23 Scallion 27.35 Kohlrabi 25.92 Cauliflower 25.13 Cabbage 24.51 Carrot 22.60 Tomato 20.37 Lemon 18.72 Iceberg lettuce 18.28 Strawberry 17.59 Radish 16.91 Winter squash (all varieties) 13.89 Orange 12.91 Lime 12.23 Grapefruit (pink and red) 11.64 Rutabaga 11.58 Turnip 11.43 Blackberry 11.39 Leek 10.69 Sweet potato 10.51 Grapefruit (white) 10.47

     Jennifer Di Noia, associate professor of sociology at William Paterson University.

    Agricultural practices adopted since 1950 have diminished mineral and vitamin content of produce by up to 37%.

    So even if you eat a lot of vegetables, you are not likely to be as healthy as your parents. What is worse is that most produce purchased at grocery stores is picked before fully mature. Unripened fruit has not reached it's maximum uptake of nutrients from the soil. Although recently there has been a slight rise in the number of people raising their own produce, the numbers of gardeners is far from adequate to effect the health of the U. S. population. When pesticides, GMO's, processing, and numerous chemicals are added to canned and prepackaged foods, the standard American diet produces a lot of obesity and chronic illness, joint pain from inflammation, allergies, etc.

    All Fat doesn't make you fat...Surprised?

    Studies have shown that the plaque in arteries that causes heart disease is mostly made of unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated ones (in vegetable oil), not the saturated fat of animals like vegetarians believe.

    In fact, the body needs saturated fats to be able to use other key nutrients, like fatty-acids and fat-soluble vitamins.

    • Take the Aborigines of Australia. They eat a diet rich in animal products, and are renowned for their longevity (at least before Western diets entered the picture).

    • Explorers report remarkably old ages among the Eskimos or Inuit (again, before western influence) who eat large quantities of whale and seal fat.

    • How about the Russians of the Caucasus mountains? They live to great ages eating fatty pork and whole raw milk products.

    • Then there are the Hunzas, who are legendary for their robust health and longevity. They eat large portions of goat’s milk which has higher saturated fat content than cow’s milk.
    Spices...They not only make all food taste better, they are an integral part of a healthy diet.  All you people who don't eat vegetables need to consider how the right spices can bring out flavors that far exceed the best cuts of meat and make you almost bulletproof when it comes to disease.  How?...by supercharging your immune system. Realize first, that your immune system is at least 70 % contained in your gut (your entire digestive system).  Vegetables contain essential enzymes for digestion and are responsible for the majority of the nutrients needed for cell growth and function. So, if you want to avoid the many chronic diseases that are commonplace in our western culture, you need to figure out ways to tolerate what you don't presently like to eat. Here is how to construct a healthy gut:
    I say "construct" because most people don't have a healthy gut.
        First of all, you must eat more fermented foods.  The reason for this is because proper digestion requires a balance of friendly verses unfriendly bacteria in the gut. All of us have both and that's a good thing, but too much unfriendly bacteria results in constipation, gas, bloating, weight gain, gerd, lack of energy and a number of unpleasantries. It also promotes disease...candida, colon cancer, etc..
        Secondly, we must consume plenty of filtered water to keep things moving through our system (If you eat 3 meals a day, you need to have 3 bowel movements a day).
    This requires as much water in ounces as 1/2 your body weight.
        Thirdly, you must have enough fiber in your body to "sweep out" your system. Raw vegetable fiber is best. Raw fruit is next.
           I use dried figs  (7-11 grams each)
        Fourthly, the body must be slightly alkaline.  The best way to accomplish that is with lemon in your water.
        Fifthly, avoid all processed foods, sugar and white flour products and GMO's. The safest way is to eat an organic diet.  Please...no artificial sweeteners; there are no good ones.  Read labels, use your good judgement about what you put in your body.
    God made you and he doesn't make junk, but we can make junk of ourselves by not caring for what God gave us.  Email me at rcole@unseen.is for questions.

        In conclusion, Use spices to add zest and health to your life. Take a look at this site.

                                

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