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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Superfood Raw Food Coach Karen Knowler

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WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!

Ummm. It smells so good. I can’t wait to get out of bed and start my day with a nice cup of coffee over the morning paper. I know it’s a way of life for many, and I used to be one of them.

Aside from the terrible taste it leaves in your mouth and ..on your breath, it has some negative effects on your body as well.

Most already know that caffeine is a stimulant to the central nervous system. Did you also know that it acts as a mild diuretic, may increase calcium and magnesium loss through urine and regular use of caffeine does cause mild physical dependence?

Ok, we all need a fix sometime, but the dependancy of this little “habit” may cause you more harm than good. Aside from the health matters, just look at the cost factor alone. But if the rising prices don’t scare you, consider this:

If you stop taking caffeine abruptly, you may have symptoms for a day or more, especially if you consume two or more cups of coffee a day. Symptoms of withdrawal from caffeine include: headache, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating and overall jitters.

I suggest you cut your intake to 1/2 cup asap and get control over this habit that can lead to bigger issues. If you study the body PH recommended levels, you will find that the body PH should he at 7.3
Since coffee is acidic, why start your day with acid? In order to cancel out the acid, you need to have 10 alkaline choices. In other words, create a healthy balance for your body and put much less acid into it. If you can acheive a balance of being in a higher alkaline state, you will find many of your health problems leaving. Watch your intake and make healthy choices.

~RawMA

 

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IT’S A CHOICE

What you choose to do today will effect your tomorrow. Sounds simple enough, yet so many of us go unconcious in our choices. As if we go on auto pilot and let our actions and reactions live for us.

Have you considered the BODY, MIND, SOUL connection? Think about this – Your mind makes a choice, your body likes or dislikes it and very much reacts to what you put into it, then your soul is either delighted, or feels punished for the actions. This vicious cycle continues over and over again until we choose to wake up.

Take time to make your decisions, and make some small changes to improve whatever it is you wish, but for God sake WAKE UP! I don’t want to hear you bitch and complain about your poor health, IF YOU are the one who compromised your health and choose to rely on modern medicine to fix you later. Guess what? They won’t. Everything that leads to a healthy being, begins with what YOU choose.

I’m not saying it will be easy. Change is hard at times, but so worth it. What would you give to feel just 10% better tomorrow? You probably don’t even remember what it feels like to FEEL GOOD. I mean really feeling good, with all the aches and pains gone, or at least less present. You can make small changes that will lead to big changes in your body, mind and soul.

I thinks it’s a good idea to choose to be healthy, and so I took steps to accomplish that. I am well on my way, and I hope you will be soon as well.

~RawMa

 

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Interview with Angela Stokes who Lost 160 Pounds

 
 

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Sugar, ah honey honey

Honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girl
And you got me wanting you.

Just like the song, this seemed to be my personal Mantra for many years until I found the bliss of Raw Living Foods.

Are you ADDICTED to Sugar? Will someone PLEASE tell me why Sugar is not illegal or classified as a narcotic. Are you kidding me! People are being slowly killed by this stuff every day. Go ahead and call me crazy, but have you seen the link to Alzheimers, Obesity, and ADHD among a host of others. It doesn’t matter if it’s Bleached White Cane Sugar, or Agave. Your body does not need this much sugar. What happens when you eat it? It’s like a DRUG and you want more don’t you? Ok, so what can you do about it – look for a lower glycemic sweetener. I like Yacon and Lucuma. Both come in either a powder or syrup form. Yacon Syrup has about 1g of sugar in a Tbsp and Lucuma has 2g in a Tbsp VS. Dare I say it…..AGAVE has 16g of sugar in one Tbsp! I bet you didn’t know that. I didn’t pay attention for a long time either and I am a total sugar aholic, so I rationalized…it’s natural…it’s raw, but the fact is that it’s not the best for me. Many of the recipes I use do call for Agave. I like to use less than called for, or substitute with the Lucuma or Yacon and there’s always Raw Honey for smoothies. Keep you brain and waistine in check and make smarter choices. That’s all I’m sayin’.

~ RawMa

 

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Could you go RAW for 30 days?

 

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Awww Nuts!

I am nuts about Nuts, but too much of a good thing can weigh you down. When I first went Raw, I feasted on nuts and seeds. That was my source, with some greens here and there. This was my pre-deydrator days, so I wanted to keep it simple. I figured what could be simpler than nuts and seeds. I didn’t take into account the total amount of fat I was taking in, although it was a healthy fat, my calories were much higher than they needed to be. This is a common problem for those who are new to the Raw Lifestyle. After many personal adjustments, I found the perfect balance for my temple. You can do it too. Don’t think it’s all or nothing. Life is a learning process, and getting our beings back to a state of harmony takes a bit of undoing what we have been conditioned to do. Take control of your life and your health. Don’t rely on the doctors as you age. They don’t heal you. They can do some good, and prolong your life, but they are not taught to “Cure” the cause of your health issue. They have been taught to treat the symptoms. Period. It’s time for us all to live in a new Awakened State of Being. Every choice you make should be a concious one.
Blessings,

~Rawma

 

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