Category: Greens Drinks

David Wolfe (on ALIEN FOOD?) BEHIND THE SCENES (Longevity NOW 2015)

David Wolfe – I like this guy, he’s a fascinating one…

Superfoods, medicinal mushrooms, phytoplankton, vegan, paleo… so much went on during this interview… This is a just 2 minutes of 40!

If you like this part you might also like:

Longevity Now 2015 interview:
DAVID WOLFE NAILS PALEO Vs. VEGAN

David Wolfe Longevity 2013:
David Wolfe on SIRT1 gene LSD and supplements:

Dave Asprey interview:
DAVE ASPREY on COFFEE, MYCOTOXINS and PARENTING

Nadine Artemis Interview:
NADINE ARTEMIS on SUNSCREEN and CANCER

And… this is a nice little interview with Addictive Wellness Chocolate on XYLITOL and STEVIA available at Erewhon in Hollywood and throughout California:

And this is a full interview on Addictive Wellness Chocolates and their Mission (full of medicinal mushrooms and healing herbs)

Macro Life – Natural Products Expo – Expo West

This is a lovely little chat with the Jing Slingers exposing their skills with Macro Life Naturals at the Natural Products Show, Expo West.

Check out the very awesome Jay and Joy Jing Slingers here

And, the tasty nutritious Macro Life here

New Years Evolution – OF YOUR MOUTH!

Re-train your mouth.

“WOAH!! Steady there boy, sit.. sit… NO, stop eating that muffin!”

Well, I guess if you’re talking you’re not eating a muffin… theoretically.

This is the deal. Years and years of abusing your tongue has led to a bit of a, let’s say problem. Take person ‘A’ who eats Kelloggs Special K with skimmed milk for breakfast, drinks one diet or full sugar drink (soda / cordial), a couple of Haribos (candy) here and there, or even a ‘be good to yourself’ biscuit.

Person ‘B’ (en el otro mano) eats a protein & fat breakfast (like mine this morning Salmon steak, avocado and some almonds with some omega 3 fish oil from sardines and mackerel), fixes their sweet tooth with cacao powder, frozen banana and coconut water smoothies, and has been conditioning their taste buds with real food.  Avoiding artificial sweeteners like a fish avoids land (and fish farms).

Cut a farmers market pink grapefruit in half and give it to A and B.  Person ‘A’ is likely to have a HORRIBLE time eating that thing… Because of how their taste buds and body perceives ‘sweet’ to be in comparison and contrast to their ‘normal’, That half a pink grapefruit is going to taste SO sour. Person B on the other hand is going to notice the bitterness though it is going to be a satisfying and nourishing eat that leave them feeling refreshed.

Person ‘A’s taste buds (and hormones) have been screwed with so much by artificial and refined sweetness that, when aligned with nature (a piece of fruit) their reference for ‘sweet’ is completely out of touch.  And this is GREAT for cereal manufacturers, soda companies because they have trained us to desire their sweetness. Oh no!

 

Perhaps 2013 is the year you realign your taste buds with what sweet actually is. Oh, and this is definitely going to help you reaching your fat burning goals, quality of thought and mood (yes this helps in all relationships too), work, longevity and pretty much everything else!

What to do to realign your taste buds and experience all of the fat loss and mood enhancing side effects? Remove artificial sweeteners and refined sugar on a set time and date (now is always a great time and date). Set yourself a goal of 2 weeks, during which write down any cravings you get and the time of day (your phone is good place to vent the cravings), let those cravings go.

Tips on how to survive this?

1) P + F is the formula.

Eat  a protein and fat breakfast (eggs, spinach and brazil nuts / Salmon & Avocado. This will help set the pace of your cravings for the day.

2) Eat more.

Add an extra meal to your day (see point one above for type of meal. (yes all of my meals are a rotation of different proteins, fats and veg/salad/fruit)

3) Replace the sweetness with a higher quality alternative.  The key is something that is nutrient dense. Aim for the most nutrients for the least sugar. Like farmers market or organic berries.

4) Hot drinks.

For hot drinks like tea or coffee (always organic) learn to appreciate the actual taste of the food.  When you pile sugar, sweetener and milk in there it’s highly likely that you are drinking primarily for stimulants.  That’s another post entirely though acknowledge that then figure out how to get the best stimulants with the most nutrients – e.g Matcha green tea, other types of green tea, other teas (see what I’m getting at here…) or organic black coffee.

5) Green juice (+ fibre)

I mean the real stuff and with the fibre. See this video for more. It will help you. It WILL help you.

6) Empty your cupboards.

Don’t buy artificially sweet foods. Don’t have them in the house (and kids especially don’t need them either).  Keep them away because the temptation can and probably will be too much!

Robb Wolf gives a great comparison for staying away from the temptation of ‘bad foods’ by not putting them in the house. He brings in the monogamy metaphor, saying most people feel like that can be monogamous, exchanging the excitement of dating for different exciting experiences.  Though, he says, perhaps this monogamy (irrelevant of sex or sexual orientation) would perhaps be a little tricky if you were drunk/in an alternate state and dropped off at the Playboy mansion (substitue Playboy mansion for dinner with ‘friend from work’, business trip etc…).  Sugar, sweeteners and refined carbs are just like this because they stimulate the same receptors in the brain as heroin or morphine! *Side note, in a money making sense – what an ‘AWESOME’ product to sell!.  Get that stuff out of the house! 

In the past more than now, I’ve fallen for this one a good few times before – the refined carbs cravings that is. A seemingly holy bar of organic 85% dark chocolate (without soy lecithin) was sitting so peacefully and perfectly in the cupboard, until I gave in like a heroin addict and ate half the bar!

I repeat: Get that stuff out of the house! 

Ps. Expect a hellish first few days, then see how much easier it gets and how much better foods begin to taste. AND how your mood gets more stable and everything is going to be more than OK…

 

The ‘hippies’ are right! DEC12

Get over it AND get IN to it! Veg works… click like and tweet!

PS. Obesity rates amongst kids decline’s in the USA. Something is working! Keep going! Yes!

It’s all about Seaweed (Tip 2, December 2nd)

Its all about Seaweed and it’s awesome properties!

Seaweed is something that makes so much sense for so many reasons. High in Calcium, high in protein (per gram), all of the good minerals you’d find in sea salt (without the sodium). It’s also high in Iodine which is critical for the function of your thyroid gland…

(This is Jeff DePeron’s website we are in the middle of writing a book together. It’s more about inspiration, self-deprecating humor, effective tips and lifestyle enhancements rather than a ‘eat this for 5 days and you will be 15 times as fast’. We do love those kind of books too…)

Seaweed = winner!

Eat (from) Your Farmer – Tip 1 from

Replace your advent calendar with these tips! Yes! Or, get an 85% or more organic, soy free, dark chocolate advent calendar and watch these with it!

Buying from your farmers market means your food will be fresher, more reasonably prices, the farmer gets paid directly and there will be less miles on your food – everyone’s a winner (almost… sorry supermarkets this one excludes you)

(Clicking like and share is almost always a good thing – thanks!)

Rich Eats: Advent Calendar Day 12

Greens drinks, specifically Spirulina & Chlorella are giving me huge results in terms of energy levels!

They’re alkalising, high in calcium, full of vitamins, stabilises blood sugar and are high in protein (per gram of powder…). The list of benefits that are claimed is endless and the best site I can find for info is mentioned at the bottom of this post. Enjoy this video by clicking on the Arrow – you know what to do!

I tried greens drinks when I first heard about alkalising our bodies. The situation is that most of the food we eat in the western world is acidic. Our blood has to stay at a about 7.36 pH. If it increases or decreases by too much we get ill and can die. That’s the extreme. And, our bodies have to ‘work’ to keep in balance. If we can give our body more alkalising foods the our body has to work less at dealing with the bad stuff we’re putting and thus gives us more energy – awesome!

My body reacts really well to these drinks. I feel awesome when about a month in. 1 every morning for a month. I like to add the powder to a small cup of water to get the highest concentration though some people will mix them with smoothies or sprinkle on salads. I find spirulina almost impossible to drink – it tastes like cow dung that has been left festering in a pond, though spirulina seems to give me the best results in terms of energy. Read www.ChlorellaFactor.com consult your doctor then if all’s clear get stuck in!

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