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Eat Sprouts – For a Healthier Lifestyle

Suffering from Swine flu Brain-Washing?

Yeah! A cure for the ubiquitious swine influenze idiocy is more urgent than for the swine virus iself.
Here’s why :

Do you know that –

1. Tamiflu (the “medicine” being touted around for swine flu) has already killed 14 kids because of neurological problems (implies they encourage bad microvita)? Tamiflu is  proscribed for kids in Japan.

2. The Side effects of Tamiflu are the very symptoms caused by flu? There are other dangerous side-effects as well.

3. Tamiflu only reduces the duration of flu by 1.5 days?

4. It increases the chances of secondary bacterial infections (ie more of negative microvita) because of the damages it causes?

5. With the ever-mutating flu viruses – it’s just a matter of time before they develop resistance to tamiflu?

6. Most flu vaccines have toxic mercury which causes severe heavy metal poisoning?

7. Some of the drug lords benefiting from this mayhem had “inadvertently” released the deadly avian flu virus few weeks back as part of their flu vaccine?

8. All new medication that comes up would not have been adequately tested in terms of it’s long term damages? As a MicroVita SuperDieter we know that it will cause more harms than help.

9. With the AH1N1 virus simultaneously having genes from multiple human, avian & swine strains – suspicions about it being engineered are getting stronger as it cannot happen naturally on it’s own? By following their advice are you also playing into the hands of the game-makers?

10. Disinfecting our environ can’t stop person-to-person direct transmission of the virus – & that’s how it primarily spreads?

11. Face masks are meant more to protect others from the wearer than the other way round – they are also leaky & hence ineffective?

12. Immigration screening can’t stop the spread of the virus because most virus carriers will develop the symptoms much later after exiting the airport?

13. The bankrupt “germ-theory of disease” is driving this craze? It’s about Your internal milieu & NOT about the virus.

Get the whole scoop @ the Swine-Flu-Vaccine.biz site – The Only Guaranteed way to kill the AH1N1 Swine flu virus if it ever strikes anywhere near you. Get 40 critical Anti-viral nutritives as well!

Wishing you an absolutely FLU-ent health!

References : Mercola.com

Kinetin : An anti-oxidative LONGEVITY rejuvenator

Ever heard of the plant hormone KINETIN? It delays the onset of many cellular and biochemical characteristics associated with cellular aging of cultured human cells.

Some of the main effects by using the Hayflick system of human fibroblast aging are:

– maintaining the youthful morphology for much longer period (up to 95% of completed lifespan)
– reversing senescent morphology.
– maintaining youthful pattern of DNA, RNA and protein synthesis.
– slowing down the rate of accumulation of age-pigment like things.

These effects can be best seen as “preventive” effects instead of reversion of ageing. Cells grown continuously stay younger. Most importantly, these effects are achieved without interfering with the maximum proliferative capacity. No additonal cell divisions are induced. This is unlike all other anti-ageing things reported for cell cultures for example, FGF, PDGF, ginseng, carnosine. All those things induce additional cell divisions which can be potentially harmful in terms of making cells move on a path to immortalization (here meaning cancer.)

Kinetin is N6-furfunyadenine, a modified base that can get incorporated in tRNA. … in our experiments Kinetin is the most effective.

Best natural source of kinetin related cytokinins are: all germinating seeds and growing tips.

The paper: Kinetin delays the onset of ageing characteristics in human fibroblasts, by SIS Rattan & BFC Clark is in Biochemical Biophysical Research Communications, vol 201. Compiled from USENET bionet.molbio.ageing on new “Anti-Ageing Discoveries”.

Sprouts for body-building?

Sprouts & Sex – toss away the blue/orange pill

A heart patient’s prescription (& your’s too…)

The BIGGEST deterrent to Strokes (& many other chronic maladies)

BEWARE! The over-sold ‘Benefits of Alfalfa Sprouts’

Our food isn’t, if reduced to matter…

Easiest (& virtually unknown, unappreciated, unfollowed) way to Flat Abs!

Lets consider what theoreticaly constitutes an IDEAL diet to effortlessly “manifest” a flat tummy 🙂

1. A SATIATING low calories intake – otherwise nobody can stick with it.

2. Yummilicious fare one excitingly looks forward to – otherwise one may not even consider it beyond the 1st meal / bite.

3. Quick ‘n Easy recipes to dish out instant sensations – practical to follow.

4. Foods that inherently speeds up the metabolism – no contrived manipulations needed.

6. Naturally deplaques the fat & calcium deposits along the blood vessels – otherwise NO matter how much exercise you do, they cannot & do not chelate the stuff stuck perennially on the internal walls of veins & arteries (not just in torso but elsewhere else as well).

7. Easiest to digest – so that the body fully absorbs & actually uses all the promised goodies.

8. Fully organic – so that we stay fully detoxified all the time. High protein, low fat & other artificial so-called-healthy diets & supplements introduce lots of toxins, increasing the workload of all our organs.

9. Cost-effective to follow – no “pay-big-money-to-get-bulk-discount” scams where you have to shell out huge advances before you even know if it’s ever gonna work for you..

10. Sustainable gains – no remissions because it’s perfectly sensible & delicately balanced.

We delve upon all this in the non-commercial super-myth-busting ‘Primal Health-Bites‘ standard reference gazette. If a flat tummy is synonymous with a healthy attractive physique May i invite you to…

It’s my open challenge to all those who pick the gauntlet to propose a better nutritional approach if they ever come across any that holistically delivers faster returns.

The weight-loss conundrum

Is this how YOUR blood looks like?

Sprouts for body-building?

Sprouts & Sex – toss away the blue/orange pill

My 1st week as a Raw-Foodist

Week 2 to 4 of My Tryst with Raw Foodism.

The best sprout to beat the s*** out of eczema?

A heart patient’s prescription (& your’s too…)

The BIGGEST deterrent to Strokes (& many other chronic maladies)

BEWARE! The over-sold ‘Benefits of Alfalfa Sprouts’

Permanent Eczema Treatment (Part 1 of 5)

Our food isn’t, if reduced to matter…

Our food isn’t, if reduced to matter…

“ Can you not see that food is not matter? The material part of bread is carbon, water, gas and earth; the material part of fat is charcoal and gas; the material part of flesh is water and gas, the material part of fruits is mostly water with a little charcoal and gas. The material constituents of all foods are plentiful, they abound everywhere, and yet amid the unlimited, unorganized materials that go to form foods, man would starve.

Give a healthy man a diet of charcoal, water, lime salts, and air; say to him ‘ Bread contains no other substance, here is bread, the material food of man, live on this food,’ and yet the man, if he eat of these, will die with his stomach distended. So with all other foods; give man the unorganized material constituents of food in unlimited amounts, and starvation results. No! Matter is not food, but a carrier of food.”

“ What is food? “

“ Sunshine. The grain of wheat is a food by virtue of the sunshine fixed within it… Break out the sunshine (by cooking it) and you destroy the food, although the material remains. The growing plant (sprouts) locks the sunshine in its cells, and the living man takes it out again. With the life-force (represented by the presense of enzymes) burnt away the material becomes injurious, although it’s the same material that was organized as a food utilizing the bio-energy from sun. Such devitalized matter slowly destroys the life of man.

“ The farmer plants a seed in the soil, the sunshine sprouts it, nourishes the growing plant, and during the season locks itself to and within it’s tissues, binding the otherwise dead materials of that tissue together into an organized structure. Animals eat these structures, break them from higher to lower compounds, and in doing so live on the stored up sunshine and then excrete the worthless material side of the food. The farmer spreads these excluded substances over the earth again to once more take up the sunshine in the growing plant organization, but not until it does once more lock in its cells the energy of sunshine can it be a food for that animal.”

“ Is manure a food?” he abruptly asked.

“No.”

“ Is not manure matter?”

“ Yes.”

“ May it not become food again, as a part of another plant, when another season passes?”

“ Yes.”

“ In what else than energy ( Bio-Plasmic Ether /Qi / Prana from sun ) does it differ from food?”

“ Water is a necessity,” I said.

“ And locked in each molecule of water there is a mine of sunshine. Liberate suddenly the sun energy from the gases of the ocean held in subjection thereby, and the Earth would disappear in an explosion that would reverberate throught the universe. The water that you truly claim to be necessary to the life of man, is itself water by the grace of this same sun, for without its heat water would be ice, dry as dust. ‘Tis the sun that gives life and motion to creatures animate and substances inanimate; he who doubts distrusts his Creator. Food and drink are only carriers of bits of assimilable sunshine.

Sesame Sprout

… and I say to you the food of man and the organic life of man is sunshine.

Paraphrased & adapted from “The eye-less Seer” in Etidorhpa (Pardon the archaic english).

Amongst all “real” foods, the bio-energy is most concentrated in Sprouts. Wanna find out why?

Sprouts & Sex – toss away the blue/orange pill
My 1st week as a Raw-Foodist
Week 2 to 4 of My Tryst with Raw Foodism.
The best sprout to beat the s*** out of eczema?
The weight-loss conundrum
A heart patient’s prescription (& your’s too…)
The BIGGEST deterrent to Strokes (& many other chronic maladies)
Is this how YOUR blood looks like?
Sprouts for body-building?
BEWARE! The over-sold ‘Benefits of Alfalfa Sprouts’
Permanent Eczema Treatment (Part 1 of 5)

Sprouts & Sex – toss away the blue/orange pill

As per research in the Agricultural Experiment Station, Beltsville, Maryland, USA, some sprouts have been successfully used to restore the fertility of unfertile cows. Would you like to guess why?
Because sprouts are the best sources of all the “Sex Nutriments” (besides other nutrients).

What are these sex-nutriments?
Well, Vitamin E for sure is known as The “sex vitamin”. And some sprouts like wheat (complete list in my book) have 3 times more vitamin E than whole wheat.

But then Vitamin E supplementation would have done the job as well… Why sprout?
For atleast 3 sexy reasons –

1. In order to fully absorb Vitamin E (or any other nutriment for that matter) it must be provided as part of a complex set of varied nutrients some of which may still be beyond a thorough conclusive understanding of modern dieticians. In other words Vit E or any other “sex-nutriment” on its own wouldn’t do much.

2. The nutriments must be bio-available so that they actually get utlilized by the body, which is not the case with supplements.

3. The digestion of the food shouldn’t dig into one’s energy reserves. That leaves it available to help the body recuperate.

etc. etc.

If you think optimum energy levels & a healthy body resulting from a complete set of bio-available “sex-nutriments” can help us lesser humans as well then go search for “sex” over here (no where else & I won’t tell your mummy, promise!). You might as well discover the password for hot st(r)eaming ….  forever.

With a fourth of all men & women suffereing from infertility &/or some other sexual problems, sprouts may indeed be food for s__  er.. emm…  thought.

My 1st week as a Raw-Foodist
Week 2 to 4 of My Tryst with Raw Foodism.
The best sprout to beat the s*** out of eczema?
The weight-loss conundrum
A heart patient’s prescription (& your’s too…)
The BIGGEST deterrent to Strokes (& many other chronic maladies)
Is this how YOUR blood looks like?
Sprouts for body-building?
BEWARE! The over-sold ‘Benefits of Alfalfa Sprouts’
Permanent Eczema Treatment (Part 1 of 5)

BEWARE! The over-sold ‘Benefits of Alfalfa Sprouts’

Many readers find their way here looking for “alfalfa sprout benefits”. As someone who has invested some time studying nutrition in all it’s glory beyond the commercialized myths, I thought it was high time I lay out some of the bleaker facts about alfalfa sprouts for everyone’s benefit. People generally tend to base their decisions on over-advertised research findings which generally focus on only 1 aspect of a certain thing at the exclusion of all others (for example benefits versus risks). It may serve you to know the following before you put your health at stake with the much-celebrated alfalfa sprouts :-

  1. Whatever few food-poisoning ever happened with sprouts, almost all of them where because of alfalfa; Nothing to panic about though. Just keep in mind that alfalfa is generally grown as an animal feed. These kind of alfalfa seeds – are NOT pathogen certified – & hence are more likely to be infected because animal feed products are beyond the purview of food-health regulations which have been formulated for farming done for human consumption.Recommendation : Grow your sprouts at home using “non-pathogen certified” organic seeds meant for sprouting. You can get them on eBay or in your neighbourhood health shop.
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  2. Alfalfa sprouts have a relatively higher amount of phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens may be good for menopausal women but not so for the rest of them (they contribute to PMS). Men can ofcourse do without them. If given in excess to kids (for ex. in baby food), they may interfere with optimum sexual development of boys while making girl childs achieve puberty pre-maturely. Again nothing to panic as phytoestrogens are already present in many common fruits & vegetables commonly consumed by all.Recommendation : I think we can do with one less source of phytoestrogens- given the huge choice of seeds with better benefits.
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  3. Alfalfa sprouts contain sapotoxins, malonic acid and L-canavanine sulfate. Some people have reported negative health effects from their consumption. The toxic saponin levels are at their highest when alfalfa sprouts are 6-8 days old ie when it is commonly eaten. L-canavanine sulfate is present in the seed and decreases as the sprout grows. According to all this research, consuming large amounts of alfalfa sprouts is risky. For example, sapotoxins in alfalfamay reduce serum cholesterol by preventing its reabsorption after it has been excreted in the bile. Another research reports no harmful effects from consumption of moderate amounts of raw alfalfa sprouts. Low-saponin cultivars of alfalfa have also been developed.Recommendation : Given all the risks above, I’ll suggest you look elsewhere. There are 70+ seeds that we can sprout easily at home.

Now lets look at the purported benefits of the over-commercialized alfalfa sprouts :-
1. All the claims based on it’s nutrients can simply be applied to many other sprouts as well – but WITHOUT the risks high-lighted above.

2. Any claims about it being a complete food is a bit of an exaggeration as there is NO ONE single food on planet earth which possesses every nutrient human body needs. Spirulina comes close but no nutritionist will ever recommend eating just 1 type of food. Yes, one may kind of make this claim about the entire set of sprouts because if you eat a variety of them then indeed you will get almost all the nutrients including Vitamins T, H & P. Thats why I eat about a dozen different types of sprouts & soaks on a daily basis. They are easy to grow & takes just 15 mins or so a day if you follow the prescribed methodology.

I have been Sprouting @ Home for almost 8 yrs now & never went beyond my 1st packet of alfalfa seeds because –

  1. It takes much longer – actually double the time to sprout as compared to most other sprouts.
  2. It’s more finicky than most other sprouts.
  3. The seeds sprouting rate is lesser than many other sprouts.
  4. It is more temperature sensitive than many other sprouts.

These reasons coupled with the risks mentioned above were enough for me to explore further & I was happy to find even more nutritive sprouts out there. I have formulated them into 2 super-potent sprouts-muesli which provide me all the nutrients we can obtain from the interesting & versatile sprouts kingdom. I go out of the sprouting world only for the very few nutrients which I have not found in the otherwise enzyme-rich sprouting world.

Some of the posts here will give you a taste of it but do you really want to get a feel of the peak in nutrition, better than even what a “syllabus bound” nutritionist or commercially ‘sponsored’ researcher out there would ever recommend?

Anyways, there are some other commonly consumed sprouts which can actually be problematic. My course has the entire list. In the mean time, happy sprouting & never mind the over-hyped benefits of alfalfa sprouts.

My 1st week as a Raw-Foodist
Week 2 to 4 of My Tryst with Raw Foodism.
The best sprout to beat the s*** out of eczema?
The weight-loss conundrum
A heart patient’s prescription (& your’s too…)
The BIGGEST deterrent to Strokes (& many other chronic maladies)
Is this how YOUR blood looks like?
Sprouts for body-building?

The best sprout to beat the s*** out of eczema?

It’s the finicky elusive well-sought-after & the highly-priced Flaxseed SPROUT.
(I am sorry, the much celebrated flaxseed OIL or flaxseed POWDER don’t cut it.)

Want to know why?

1. Eczema is an allergic reaction & the omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFA) in flaxseed SPROUTS help by tuning up the immune response, ‘scavenge’ some of the allergens from the blood, brings suppleness and a youthful appearance to the skin & grow healthy cell membranes.

2. Though we do get enough EFA from our regular diet from all the unsaturated oils that we consume. BUT they are all PREDOMINANTLY of Omega 6 type. Now that is a grave imbalance because we need much more of our EFA to be of Omega 3 type. The current omega 6 to omega 3 ratio in our diet ranges from 10:1 to 20:1 or worse. Ideally it should be between 1:1 to 4:1. Now isn’t that a big gap?

And to make things worse, the excess omega 6 competes with whatever little omega 3 we do have in our diet. So even lesser of the omega 3 EFA that we eat actually gets through our guts.

3. That isn’t the end of the story – almost all of this unsaturated oils (with all the omega 3 or 6) are consumed AFTER cooking. Now cooking is an oxidative process which oxidizes most if not all of the (weaker) carbon double bonds which make the oil unsaturated. In other words what we are left with after cooking is not actually oil but some other chemical (oxidized oil) which our body has no use for. It produces cholesterol plaque & other problems… but that’s a different story.

4. Flaxseed is one of the richest natural sources of omega 3 EFAs – better than even fish/ cod liver oil which is usually concentrated with heavy metal poisons. As a matter of fact he FDA recommends limiting consumption of certain fishes (ex. tuna, swordfish etc) due to high levels of toxic contaminants such as mercury, dioxin, PCBs and chlordane.

5. It is totally vegetarian – which means it’s holistically healthier (Well, if you are still harbouring any doubts about that then do sign up for my mailing list; I’ll settle that for you in due course – once and for all).

Flax Sprout

But then what’s wrong with flax-seed powder?

Simply because it has lots of enzyme-inhibitors (just like any other raw seed) which heavily interfere with it’s digestion once ingested.

Well, what about flax-seed oil then?

Again, None of the oils are easy to digest because the extreme heat used while extracting them denatures the fatty acids & destroys some of the nutrients needed to digest them properly. It also converts some of the oil components into free radicals. And cold pressed flax-seed oil will have their anti-enzymes intact – which will not let your enzymes digest the oil properly. If it is not even organic certified then it has pesticides, hexane (or an alternative petroleum based solvent) & possibly other additives. This has been proven in nutritive research.

All oils are best assimilated in their native state ie as part of their native source food. This makes available whatever other nutrients (cofactors, vitamins, minerals etc) we need to metabolize them inside our cells. This whole family of accessory nutrients are present in the right ratio in the ‘living foods’ alongwith the oil. (raw unsprouted seeds are not fully alive – they are hibernating. A sprout is vigorously alive).

Does that leave us with just one option?

Unless you can get hold of Chia seeds to sprout. It’s best to SPROUT them (flaxseeds or Chia) regularly for a certain specific duration (as prescribed) so that the enzyme-inhibitors are gotten rid of. And then eat them raw – sprinkled over salad or something like that. By that time the growing sprout will be be all-rich with the exact other nutrients & enzymes NEEDED to completely process & assimilate the OMEGA 3 EFA in them.

And btw, they are fully ORGANIC (as long as you grow them following my process) & most economical & effective as compared to all other alternatives.

Hey, but did I tell you that flaxseeds (& Chia) are some of the most difficult sprouts to grow? Well, given the upside potential if you succeed with it, I am sure you will still give it a fair try or alternatively let me get you up to speed in no time; Guaranteed!

Now, before you go – please eat them ONLY IN MODERATION because just like many other common foods – they may harm you if taken in excess (I have mentioned the exact daily quantity in my package).

Wait! Wait!! One last thing. There are a few other good (natural, vegetarian, organic, cheap, actually digestible) sources of Omega 3 EFA as well – more about them in my package.

I generally don’t recommend any supplements if you can lay your hands on the natural foods with a li’l more extra effort. The benefits comparatively far outshine the initial ‘trouble’. You gotta try it to know.

Flax away that eczema!

The weight-loss conundrum
A heart patient’s prescription (& your’s too…)
The BIGGEST deterrent to Strokes (& many other chronic maladies)
Is this how YOUR blood looks like?
Sprouts for body-building?

Week 2 to 4 of My Tryst with Raw Foodism.

What an interesting time it has been experimenting & reinventing my diet these few weeks. The fundamentals are finally in place now – exactly the way I wanted them to be at this point in my life. I have come up with my own meta-resume to make the raw carbs much more tastier. And best thing is that it is customized for my personal psycho-somatic constitution (Discover your essential constitutional type in the “Primal Health-Bites” eZine ).

I also expanded my range of raw enzyme-rich carbs by adding the local (beige coloured) turnip, etc. They are juicy & almost sweetish. The purple ones may look prettier but are bit too bitter to be enjoyed raw. My concoctions err..emm.. recipes, allowed me to eat more (as I wanted to) as the nausea went away. All this happened very gradually though as it took me quite some time to train myself to stop eating after a moderate amount even though my hunger hadn’t subsided. It seems it takes 10 minutes or so for the brain to recognize that the stomach is full thereby signaling satiation. So it was always a little while AFTER I had stopped eating that I would realize that I have OVER-eaten. Mind you, that feeling of satiation is very subtle (for me) – it’s never as heavy as one feels after a COOKED ‘sumptuous’ meal. After many days of under- & over-correction now I know exactly when to stop so as not to get nausea (due to unknowingly over-eating) or remain underfed (& feel hungry very soon) on the other hand.

Guess what? The constipation-cum-flatulence I reported in my last post is now history. But stool formation is still lesser than in a cooked food routine – looks like most of what I eat gets easily absorbed by the body. Now isn’t that ideal?

But that’s not all.. my meal size was still less than my erstwhile cooked food consumption. And that lead to a further weight loss by 2 more kgs within the next 2 weeks. That explains why I would feel hunger-pangs soon after every raw meal & so I went ahead to increase the frequency of my meals from 3.5/day to now 4.5/day. Now finally the overall quantity of food intake is same as it was when I was on a sprouts + cooked carbo diet. This finally helped me to regain 1 precious kg & am standing to re-coup the rest of the 2 kgs sooner than later.

I feel great indeed 🙂

The weight-loss conundrum
A heart patient’s prescription (& your’s too…)
The BIGGEST deterrent to Strokes (& many other chronic maladies)
Is this how YOUR blood looks like?
Sprouts for body-building?

5 Sprouts to Eat to Cure Eczema

Again, I was reading health reporter Janet Simpsons’ article on eczema and sprouts. She has a recommended a few of the most popular bean sprouts including in our daily diet to combat eczema and also to promote a healthy, glowing skin. This is what she shared:

#1 Alfalfa – is one the more popular sprouts. Alf-al-fa means ‘father of all foods’ in the Arabic language. Alfalfa is one of the richest sources of chlorophyll and magnesium. Alfalfa is mild to taste takes approximately 7 days to fully sprout. Alfalfa is quite often used as a remedy to build strength and correct illness.

#2 Buckwheat – not actually a wheat but a herb. Buckwheat is rich in B-vitamins such as choline and inositol. Buckwheat takes approximately 10 days to mature.

#3 Wheatgrass– Wheatgrass resembles the green grass in your back garden. The grass if very fibrous to swallow. The horses don’t have a problem. Wheatgrass takes 12-14 days to fully sprout.

#4 Mung Beans– They take approximately 5 days to grow

#5 Fenugreek – Fenugreek is a bitter herb. For best flavour mix with alfalfa and clover. Fenugreek grows in 8-9 days and is great for soothing the digestive track.

#6 Lentil– these are easy to grow and take 5 days to sprout.

If you seriously want to eliminate your eczema without the use of drugs, medicines or potions try bean sprouts. It will dramatically improve the quality of your blood, skin and digestion. Have a go!

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Janet_Simpson

Additional  Reading:

Related Articles by Vivienne Quek:

How Can Eczema be Treated?
What’s so Depressing about having Eczema?
10 Reasons to Eat Sprouts to Cure Eczema
10 Great Benefits to Eating Alfalfa Sprouts
10 Great Benefits of Eating Raw Food & Juice

My 1st week as a Raw-Foodist

Finally I took the plunge.. YiPpIe! So far I have been enjoying fresh raw sprouts mostly with other cooked dishes like brown-rice & mashed potatoes (in order to beef up my calories). All the while I was eerily aware of the enzyme-less-ness of the cooked carbos. Now, sprouts are the richest sources of all nutrients EXCEPT carbohydrates.

This may be the manna from heaven for weight-loss enthusiasts but for weight-gain wanna-bes like me – I must confess, I felt a bit stuck with cooked foods STILL un-avoidable in my plate. This was largely because I had no time to learn about how to methodically transition to a complete raw living foods diet. But then destiny intervened & recently I happened to come across this bare comment by a newbie raw-foodist (in some forum) expressing surprise that he never thought potatoes can be eaten RAW!

And that ‘revelation’ kept ringing in the back of my head on & off for a few days untill I gathered enough courage to give it a shot myself. What motivated me further was the fact that I felt so sleepy after almost every lunch; & caffeine is more of a problem than a solution we all know. So one fateful afternoon, too lazy to cook or to go out for eating, & too wary of falling asleep again after a cooked meal, I finally cajoled myself to make the move. After more than an hour of dilly-dallying I finally brought myself before the kitchen counter all set to “bite the bullet”… errr… a mere potato in this case… But yeah, Virgin RAW. Continue reading

10 Reasons to Eat Sprouts to Cure Eczema

Health Writer/Journalist Janet R Simpson offered 10 reasons why you should include sprouts in your Treatment of Eczema. As an eczema sufferer, I have tried many alternative treatments to lessen the flaring frequency as well as to curb the excruciating itch. The good news is sprouts do help. And it’s very interesting to read that a health reporter also concurred this method. You might want to try out this natural “cure”.

Here’s what Ms Simpson got to share:

Treatment of Eczema reason #1
Each sprouting seed is full with the nutritional and microbiological energy and life force strong enough to create a full grown healthy plant. These seeds contain a higher concentration of proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, bio-flavinoids, etc. than at any other stage of the seed’s life. These nutrients are paramount for the good health of eczema skin. They will fuel, nourish, cleans, detoxify and replenish every cell in your body. Sprouts and any living foods increases vitality, strengthens the immune system and slows down the aging process. Sprouts have the capability to clear eczema, and other ailments such as warts, blemishes and facial spots. Continue reading

The weight-loss conundrum

Breaking News :
“Health, fitness, weight-loss constitute the biggest chunk of all new year resolutions.” 🙂
And what’s the story of the weight-loss scene? :-
“… Amongst the ‘busy’ over-worked masses ‘fad diets’ continue to rule the roost.”

It’s possible these fancy diets may have something useful in them “backed by scientific evidence & latest research” and promoted by professionally qualified authors. But based on what I see around, many are akin to the get-rich-quick scams : long on dreams, short on results. What do you want?

Why is it so difficult to believe that – best things in life are indeed free.

I suppose… Continue reading

A heart patient’s prescription (& your’s too…)

My dad unfortunately had to go through an emergency heart bypass surgery recently. He had mostly followed an average dietary lifestyle all along. In a general medical check-up 1 of the major arteries was found to be 90% clogged.

(photo courtesy : buffalo.edu)

The operation was successful & he recoverd remarkably well, thanks to my mother’s support. But his appetite levels were low, prompting me to advice him certain sprouts beneficial for his situation. Raw sprouts are rich with enzymes and don’t need any digestion. They provide all the nutrients with minimal calories so even with low food intake he can be assured of his body getting all the essential micro nutrients. I was pleased to find him game for them . Here are my 3 recommendations for everyone’s benefit: Continue reading

The BIGGEST deterrent to Strokes (& many other chronic maladies)

This impacts all of us directly without exception – Right Now! Today! At this very moment!

Yeah, It’s not just about strokes. Or about what else ‘can’ or ‘might’ happen in the senior most years of ones life. Blame it on “old age”, blame it on anything but abysmal levels of awareness on this issue – generally speaking. And it pains me no-end to see & say that. A ‘stroke’ (or any similar malady involving our circulatory system in any way whatsoever) is like an accident almost fated to happen at some point in the semi-conscious jaunt of a drunken driver; drunk with ignorance. My apologies for the bluntness but what can be more irresponsible than not taking care of our own health & thereby “unintentionally” causing pain to our near & dear ones? besides losing years of quality life, enjoyment, productivity & contribution to others in what could truly be the seasoned prime of one’s life.

Blood flowing through capillaries
That one image showcases the entire story inside of us. It may be happening right now in your body but you don’t know it as yet.
As you can see – this is a schematic of a section of a typical capillary network carrying blood. Only red blood cells are shown for simplicity sake. The blue arrows point in the direction of blood flow. You can see some cells bunched together & sluggishly pushing through in capillary no. 3. But capillary no. 4 is one of the thinnest ones – & hence most susceptible to blockage sooner or later. Alas!

And why do some of these blockages go undiagnosed? Continue reading

Is this how YOUR blood looks like?

Clumped blood cells

I am afraid but I bet, in all probability it does.

When was the last time you checked your own blood UNDER MICROSCOPE with your OWN eyes. I did sometime back & got THE BIGGEST SHOCK of my life. And I challenge you for the same. I promise, you may be in for a surprise as well – even if, like me, you are following what’s considered a healthy diet in common perception – lotsa veggies, fruits, little or no non-veg & minimum oil. So what’s amiss?

The above image depicts how blood cells react to THAT ONE THING WE ALL MISS OUT all-in-all in the foods we eat.

Oh! What a heavy price to pay. You wonder what? Here’s the laundry list :

Short term :
Bloating, acid-reflux, gas, stomach pain, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, colitis, menstrual cramps etc.

Long Term :
High cholesterol, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, obesity, hypoglycemia, under-weight, high blood pressure, stroke, etc….

And by the way, this blood-condition is NOT detectable UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE. Even for short term symptoms – the causes are usually not attributed to this one aspect of our diet we all habitually neglect. So unless one directly see’s their blood they can’t be sure this isn’t the case for them. (Here’s the hint : We are all in the same boat).

If you are still wondering what’s wrong with the above shot – compare it with this image of a healthier scenario :-

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Can you see the difference? Would you like your blood to look like this instead?

Yes, it’s possible to restore the blood cells back to this state naturally & ensure peak performance. And that discovery altered my dietary preferences for ever.

But when I talk to people in my life, alas! I am so appalled to find how very few people have realized this. Is it because it’s a direct attack on our mundane dietary conditioning? Or is it because it can’t be exploited commercially by the big MNC’s? Maybe this isn’t a “juicy” enough scoop for the mass media to report? Perhaps a combination of all these…

And all this inpite of everybody getting so “health-concious” these days. The rising awareness is indeed inspiring, but we are still so much OFF THE MARK that I am taking it as a major initiative to propogate these doozie insights (yeah! there’s more to come). I promise you a surprise every so often. 🙂

And if you are wondering how I came into this revelation – here’s the antecedent incident, for your reading pleasure; enjoy.

(What? You haven’t read my earlier post?
Sprouts for body-building? )