Raw Food Diet Cookbook

Are you tired of feeling low on energy throughout the day?

Have you been trying to lose weight for weeks, but yet that scale just won’t budge?

Are you fed up and frustrated with a bland and boring diet that’s getting you nowhere?

If so, it’s time to consider an alternate approach. The Raw Food Diet is one that more and more people are starting to jump onto as they come to realize the powerful health benefits that it has to offer.

Not only is food in its most nutrient dense state when it’s uncooked, but it’s most easily digested by the body as well. Most of us are constantly putting great strain on our digestive systems on a daily basis with all the various foods we eat and this takes a toll on both our energy levels and our current health state as well.

What if you could dramatically slash your risk of a number of diseases while experiencing endless energy all day long?

These are just two of the primary benefits that those using the Raw Food Diet approach experience almost immediately upon starting. What’s more is that they aren’t spending hours and hours in the kitchen each day cooking because raw foods are so much easier to prepare – and enjoy.

In this book written by best-selling author, Dr. Charles Livingston, you will learn the in’s and out’s of what the Raw Food Diet is all about. It’s imperative that you learn how to do this diet properly because if you aren’t structuring your food plan correctly, you aren’t going to reap the benefits that it has to offer – and you may not feel your best either.

Dr. Charles Livingston breaks things down for you in an easy to digest manner so that you are fully aware of how to go about this diet set-up for optimal results.

And, don’t think that this diet is only for those looking to lose weight. While it is one of the most effective ways to burn fat quickly out there, it can also be used by anyone who simply wants to improve their health and energy level.

After you’ve learned how to use the Raw Food Diet, he then shares with you a wide array of delicious and easy to prepare recipes that you can use as you go about this diet.

It’s imperative that you are adding sufficient variety to your diet protocol both to enhance your overall nutritional intake and to keep boredom down.

With The Raw Food Diet Cookbook, achieving this has never been easier. Regardless of your personal taste preferences, you will find a number of recipes that will bring back the pleasure to eating healthy again.

So don’t live one more day not feeling your best. Make the commitment to learning the superior nutrition strategy of the Raw Food Diet and spicing things up in the kitchen with all the delicious recipes this cookbook has to offer.

The Ultimate 15-minute Workout

The Ultimate 15-minute Workout

By Sara Bowen Shea
The Ultimate 15-minute Workout

Two years ago, Carol Zechman, 43, had an exercise epiphany. She realized that even though she didn’t have an hour a day to devote to sweating (she’s a mother of three who also works for a healthcare program in Portland, Maine), she could still fit in short workouts. Almost daily, she started doing a 15-minute program of cardio and weights designed for her by a trainer at her gym. Now Zechman sleeps better and feels reinvigorated—and the short workout bouts “give me stamina to deal with everyday life.”

LESS IS MORE. As Zechman proves, exercise doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing pursuit. “Exercising for as little as ten minutes can reduce stress and increase energy,” says Dixie Stanforth, M.S., a lecturer in the department of kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin and a spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise. Recent research backs up her claim: A study published earlier this year in the American Journal of Physiology found that 15 to 25 minutes of high-intensity biking just three times a week is as good for your heart as 40 to 60 minutes of moderate-intensity biking five times a week.
THE RIGHT COMBO. To help you make the most of a miniworkout, we turned to Ellen Barrett, creator of the DVD series The Studio by Ellen Barrett and a yoga and pilates instructor in New Haven, Conn. She says an ideal 15-minute routine includes five minutes of cardiovascular exercise, five minutes of strength training to tone, and five minutes of stretching to release tension. “After a session like this, you should feel energized and refreshed,” she explains. For Zechman, shorter workouts help her feel grounded and calm. “I feel like I have more control of my life—even when I’m being pulled in many directions.”
GET STARTED. Barrett offers a range of options to help you build the perfect 15-minute routine. You’ll get more from the workout if you view it as a personal retreat, not an obligation. “It’s an opportunity to feel balanced and powerful,” says Barrett.

Take slow, rhythmic breaths during a challenging workout: This can teach you to stay calm and focused during stressful situations, says Stanforth. It worked for Carol Zechman, who finds that a few minutes of deep breathing before she gives a presentation at work helps her keep her composure. “I focus on my breath whenever I need help settling down,” she says.

5-Minutes of… CARDIO
Start your session by getting your heart rate up—maybe even breaking a sweat. Barrett suggests the activities listed below; do one or a few, or swap in your favorite cardio workout. As for exertion: On a scale from 1 to 10 (with 10 being the toughest), aim to hit around 7 or 8.

JUMP ROPE: Bend your knees slightly and avoid “thumping” by keeping your abdominal muscles engaged and landing lightly on the balls of your feet. Get a steady rhythm going that you can maintain for the full five minutes.
BOUNCE ON A TRAMPOLINE: Target and Wal-Mart carry reliable exercise trampolines. and Dick’s Sporting Goods stores sell the model by J.B. Berns, creator of the Urban Rebounding workout.

A mini-workout starts with five minutes of cardio. Try jumping rope or walking, or
swap in your favorite heart-pumping activity.

DANCE: Put on some upbeat tunes and boogie around the living room.
PRACTICE POWER YOGA: Flow through several poses without pausing in between. A mini-workout starts with five minutes of cardio. Try jumping rope or walking, or swap in your favorite heartpumping activity.
MARCH IN PLACE: Hold a light (3 pounds or less) dumbbell in each hand. Pump your arms and lift your feet fully off the ground as high as is comfortable. If you want to go outside or have a treadmill, you can do some brisk walking instead. Aim to walk four miles an hour or faster with your arms bent to 90 degrees, feet rolling through each stride from heel to toe. Contract your glutes and core.

5-minutes of… WEIGHTS
Choose exercises like the ones suggested here that have an added balance challenge or yoga inspiration; they’ll engage the muscles in your core (back and abdomen). Do each move for 45 seconds, resting for 15 seconds between each. You should feel the muscles “squeeze” and heat up with each repetition.

LUNGE WITH HAND WEIGHTS: Holding a 3- or 5-pound weight in each hand, step your right leg about four feet in front of your left leg. Lower your left knee toward the floor while bending your right knee (make sure it doesn’t extend past your right toes). Return to standing and alternate legs for 45 seconds.
TIPTOE PLIÉ: Stand with your feet two to three feet apart and turn your toes out about 45 degrees. Hold your arms straight out from your sides at shoulder height. Raise your heels off the ground and hold the position, balancing on your tiptoes, for 45 seconds.
PUSH-UPS AGAINST WALL: Stand about two feet away from a wall. Place your palms shoulder-width apart on the wall at chest height. Keep your body in a straight line by engaging your core muscles, and bend your arms to lower your chest toward the wall. Push back to starting position and repeat for 45 seconds. For more of a challenge, add a hand clap between reps.

If you have other weight-training moves you love, feel free to substitute them instead.

CHAIR POSE FRONT ARM RAISE: Stand with your feet approximately three to six inches apart, toes pointed forward, arms down by your sides. Keeping your back straight, bend your knees and lower your hips as though you were sitting in a chair (make sure your knees don’t go beyond your toes). Extend your arms straight out in front of you at chest height (palms facing down) to counterballance. Feel your weight move into your heels. Hold for 15 seconds; repeat two times.
ARM CIRCLES BALANCED ON ONE LEG: Holding a 3- or 5-pound weight in each hand, stand with your arms extended straight out at your sides and your palms facing the floor. Bend your left knee and lift it about one foot off the ground. Then bend your elbows slightly and circle your arms clockwise (trace a circle that’s about the size of a salad plate). After about 20 seconds, switch legs and circle your arms counterclockwise.

5 Minutes of… STRETCHES
The five poses suggested here all help release tension and increase circulation. Do each for one minute (or substitute other stretches you like). Focus on your breath and use the time to unwind.

HAMSTRING STRETCH: Step your right foot forward one to two feet and land on your right heel. Lean forward from the hips until you feel a gentle stretch in the back of your right leg (rest your hands on your left thigh for balance). Hold for 30 seconds then switch legs.
STANDING KNEE HUG: Stand up straight and bend and lift your right knee toward your waist. Clasp your hands in front of your right knee and gently pull it toward your chest. Hold for 30 seconds, release, and switch legs.

Five minutes of stretching at the end of a mini-workout helps calm and clear your
mind, release tension, and prepare you for the day’s challenges.

CHEST STRETCH: Bring your hands behind your back and, palms facing each other, interlace all ten fingers. Press the heels of your hands toward each other. Keeping your elbows straight, lift your arms slowly away from your lower back until you feel your chest opening. Hold for one minute.
DELTOID STRETCH: Extend your right arm straight out in front of you at chest height. Keeping your right elbow straight, wrap your left hand around your lower right arm and gently pull it toward your chest, making sure to drop your right shoulder away from your ear. Hold for 30 seconds then switch arms.
STANDING QUAD STRETCH: Lift your left leg behind you and grab your left ankle with your left hand. Pull your left heel gently toward your butt until you feel a stretch in front of your left thigh. (If you have trouble keeping your balance, press your right hand against a wall or hold on to the back of a chair.) Hold for 30 seconds then switch legs.

Reverse and eliminate cataracts naturally without surgery

(NaturalNews) Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Doctors will tell you that there is no cure for cataracts and that your only options are to either have surgery or treat the symptoms. The truth is that cataracts can often be reversed and even eliminated with natural treatments.

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens which usually worsens and blurs the vision as time goes by. It is believed than many things can lead to cataracts such as: aging in the eye accelerated by toxic stress, dehydration and heavy metal poisoning with metals such as bromine, cobalt, cadmium and nickel and lead. Notably, heavy cigarette smoke is a leading source of cadmium.

Dr. Kondrot at the Healing the Eye and Wellness Center in Dade, Fl., believes that the three most important steps you can take to reduce the growth and reverse cataracts are the following:

1) Change your diet to organic living foods. Avoid all preservatives, GMO foods and corn fructose.
2) Maintain proper hydration. Cataracts are denatured lens proteins (denatured = dehydrated). Proper hydration is also the best way to reduce your toxic load.
3) Be tested for heavy metal poisoning and if heavy metals are present have them treated. The only proper way is to have a six-hour urine challenge test with a provocative agent to measure the heavy metals. If you have elevated heavy metals you need to undergo chelation therapy. See for doctors who do this challenge test.

Cataract lenses contain only about one-tenth as much glutathione as normal lenses. Supplementing with N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), a natural precursor to glutathione, has been shown to increase glutathione levels.

Remedies for Cataracts

Some eye drop remedies have had great success in treating cataracts. Other remedies have also had great success in treating cataracts without surgery. Dr Robert Rowen, editor of Second Opinion, developed a formula to be used three times daily which can be made by pharmacies with the following ingredients:

DMSO – 6.25 percent
Vitamin C – 1.25 percent
Glutathione – 1.25 percent

Famed herbalist Dr. John Christopher also reported treating cataracts successfully with his herbal eyebright eye drops formula. Some suggest that a combination of the DMSO formula and eyebright might be the best eye drop treatment option of all.

Digestive enzymes therapy has also been used successfully to treat cataracts by improving blood circulation in the eyes and helping rid the eyes of debris. Suggested enzymes are:

Superoxide dismutase
Trypsin with chymotripsin
Microbial protease

Pascalite is a creamy white-colored form of bentonite clay found only in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. Cataract patients have reported that applying the clay paste to their eyelids and making eye drops from water filtered through the clay has helped to dissolve their cataracts.

Cineraria maratima, or dusty miller, is a common herb whose juice is known to dissolve cataracts. To obtain the full effects of this herb, the mother tincture must be used diluted in saline water. Commercial dusty miller products are not effective.

Other cataract remedies include:

*Saffron – In a recent trial, every participant who took the kitchen spice saffron had vision improvements, including those who had cataracts.
*An ancient Egyptian remedy for cataracts consists of placing a few drops of raw organic honey (Manuka honey is the best) in the eyes twice or more each day.
*Consuming plenty of carrots or drinking two glasses of fresh carrot juice daily has been reported to alleviate cataracts.
*Eat two or three cloves of raw garlic daily, chewing slowly, to clean the crystalline lens of the eye.

Sources for this article include:

The Complete Book of Enzyme Therapy by Anthony J. Cichoke, Avery Books/Penguin Putnam Inc., New York NY

About the author:
See all articles by Tony Isaacs

Tony Isaacs, is a natural health author, advocate and researcher who hosts The Best Years in Life website for those who wish to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Mr. Isaacs is the author of books and articles about natural health, longevity and beating cancer including “Cancer’s Natural Enemy” and is working on a major book project due to be published later this year. He is also a contributing author for the worldwide advocacy group “SANEVax Inc” which endeavors to uncover the truth about HPV and other vaccine dangers.

Mr. Isaacs also hosts the Yahoo Oleandersoup group of over 2600 members and the Utopia Silver Supplement Company and he and his partner Luella May recently began hosting The Best Years in Life Radio Show” on Wolf Spirit Radio.



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