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GREEN Smoothies: Bodybuilder testimonial… and MORE!

Very cool video, he is spot on about removing dairy, wheat, coffee and nitrate meats … I am on day 4 of my raw food diet, and I am really loving it.. its pretty decent…

The past few days, my nutritional intake has been roughly looking like this, ( I plan to switch it up a bit more next week with the raw foods I’m eating whole, but so far I think my body is really appreciating the switch )

Pre Breakfast: Oil pulling + salt water rinse followed by brushing teeth with baking soda.

Morning: 2 cups of hot water with a touch of baking soda in it (i switch out baking soda every other day with Braggs Raw organic apple cidar vinegar in some hot water, about 2 tablespoons).. after that its mixed seeds and nuts, nutrtion packed GREEN Smoothie

Lunch: Broccoli with carrots and radish with a slight bit of veggie dip

Dinner: some fruits, apple, orange, hearty salad more water … seeds and nuts if I’m still a bit hungry before bed.. my seeds/nuts right consist of  Chia with Flax, hazlenuts, cashews, sunflower seeds and hemp hearts…

Throughout the day I take MCT oil while im tapering off my other carb inflated diet of the past… also I use a bit of Coconut oil in my green smoothie, not too much so I can taste it, but enough to get nutritional benefits from it.. more updates to follow later on my progress… now lets check out if COSTCO is worthwhile for a GREEN SMOOTHIE Enthusiast.. check out the video below, highly recommended! 

 

-THC-

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What in the Hell is Niacin? And Why YOU may want to include it in your diet!

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Okay, so before I left the military, a friend I worked close to, who was a former Med Tech, asked me if I had ever taken Niacin before..   Me being honest and curious I told him “No.” and further inquired with a  ” WTF is that ? ”  He then explained to me it was like a nitrousoxide supplement, and it helps deliver more oxygen to the heart, and among all other things,increases blood flow to the other guy between my legs lol. He pulled 2  tablets out and showed me, he  gave me 2 and said to take them when I got home or before having a round of sex.. I said “the fuck with it, ill take both right now” and I did. Little did I know, that I was about to turn red as heck like a lobster.

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Now keep in mind, this is in an office/cubicle environment and I have meetings with clients on the daily, and this day, I had a client coming at about 1330 hrs (military time for 1:30 pm). So in as little as 20 minutes, as I had not eaten my lunch yet.. I start to feel a little warm and tingly, and my friend told me this would occur, the “pins and needles” as I recall he called it. So here I am sitting at my desk feeling all tingly and what, unaware to the fact my skin was becoming blotchy red around my neck face etc.. until a supervisor walked past and asked if I was feeling “Okay” or if I had been “tanning” I replied with “yes i am feeling fine” with a sort of puzzled look and replied “no” to the tanning comment. She indicated to me that I was really red, like a damn lobster. So I went to the bathroom, and to my amazement, it looked like I had infact been out tanning and got a nice sun-burn all over my body.

I returned back to my cubicle and asked my buddy if this reaction was normal, he told me that it was, and that he gets even more red than I was or something along those lines.. needless to say, I had to entertain having an appointment with a client while I was “flushing” (a term I later came to learn after researching Niacin) coincidentally enough.. The officer I had an appointment with, asked me if I had “been to the beaches” recently.. to which i kindly declined “No Sir,” and furthered with ” a friend of mine played a mild prank with giving me a vitamin to discolour my skin, its a normal occuring reaction with the vitamin, so not to worry” and we proceeded with our scheduled appointment. It was pretty hilarious from my point of view here..

After hopping online to find out the low-down on this vitamin, I confirmed that the flushing experience I went through is normal and diminishes the more ones body gets accustomed to it, ie. after 3-4 doses of 500mg -1gram of niacin the effects of the flush are not as significant. Keep in mind, I am not advocating ANYONE to take more niacin then they are comfortable with.

Start low and work up the dosage to a comfortable one as you get used to it. For me personally my dosage is typically 500 mg -1.5grams (I usually only take 1.5 grams once in a while otherwise, I take either 500mg or 1gram every other day for good health maintenance) The flushing is evidence that the Niacin ingested is dilating the blood vessels throughout the body, even the smallest ones known as capillaries, so more blood flows through them.  I learned that this is good and that Niacin works to help oxygenate the body and cell respiration. If you read my earlier post about Green For Life there was an excerpt from the book I quoted from by, Dr. Otto Warburg, that cited something about cell respiration being a huge factor when it comes to cancer prevention.  Niacin has been found to also reduce HDL (the bad) cholesterol. The vitamin is also whats known as an Exercise Mimetic, by that it tricks the body into thinking it is exercising, thus aiding in metabolizing saturated fats and carbohydrates another cool bonus!

I find taking Niacin first thing in the morning is a good way to avoid the “morning fog”.  I usually do a light stretch to go along with the increased blood circulation brought on by the niacin… Niacin has been studied at length by some very noteworthy people in the medical field, Dr. Otto Warburg a German physiologist,  Dr. Abram Hoffer a Canadian Biochemist/Physician/Psychiatrist (who coincidentally was involved with studies on LSD) also studied the effects of Niacin on patients suffering from schizophrenia.

Dr. Hoffer is also featured in this very interesting Documentary titled “Food Matters” I highly recommend watching this, if you haven’t done so already, its very thought provoking about nutrition, the food were consuming and having proper vitamins to support healthy eating!

***NOTE*** 

It is imperative to all my readers that, you understand the harms and dangers associated with ‘TIMED RELEASE‘ Niacin, don’t be fooled into this marketing scheme at the sacrifice for your health. The flush you get from proper niacin is not dangerous and typically lasts no more than 45-50 minutes. Nothing wrong with looking a touch red in public, but if you can’t handle that then do like I do, and ingest in the comfort of your home in the morning for a good wake up.. For a first timer, I recommend trying it at home first so you understand the vitamins effect.. Always research vitamins and things on your own before deciding to ingest, I hope this blog entry was informative at the least!

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DJ TAY ….. John 00 Fleming (Psy Trance Lovers Read!!)

Alrighty, for those that have read my “About me” page.. I was introduced to the many different sub-varieties of the Techno/Trance thanks to a very good friend of mine I met while attending CCI. That same friend was my workout partner at the time we were going to school, and I looked up to him as a mentor per se. He happens to be paving his own path to success in the music scene DJ TAY. I highly reccomend you all to check out his soundcloud page!

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Contact Episode 001 is Killer, his other tracks are great too, I am certain you will enjoy them!
This style of music is simply plug and play, its great for going on a run, or if your embarking on a journey and want something to take your mind out of the day-to-day clutter! Listen to it on the long car rides or on the plane it doesn’t matter, it will surely satisfy your ears!

The other artist I want to bring to light, is very influential/inspirational in the Psy Trance Community and that is John 00 Fleming. He is world renowned. He has some of the best tracks of all time at least from my perspective. He brings a whole different level to Psy Trance, be sure to check out his many bangin’ tracks on his Global Trance Grooves podcast! There is something there for everyone that enjoys Psy!

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I hope all of you enjoy the selection of music as much as I do!!!

Green For Life (Book Review)

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As per the title …  I was never a big reader however I am slowly building my own niche of books, and this title was reccommended to me by a very good friend of mine. After reading this book, I ended up buying the Omni Blender as noted in my previous blog entry.

The book is an easy-read and by that I mean, its easily a page turner. The words flow and its pretty informative when comes down to health and nutrition. I found it very insightful, as I myself, didn’t know a damn thing about PH of your body let a lone your stomach acid. This book taught me a lot and paved the way for me to get onto the Green Shake bandwagon. Here is an excerpt from the book ..

Victoria Boutenko, pitches an interesting arguement.  Read about the First Green Smoothie here

Here is a couple Excerpts taken from the book

The natural level of hydrochloric acid (HCl) decreases as we age, especially after the age of forty, which is when most people begin to develop gray hair as a result of nutritional deficiencies caused by lowered stomach acid. I have observed that most people diagnosed with very low stomach acid have noticeably more gray hair. There are numerous welldocumented accounts of people’s natural hair color returning as a result of consuming blended greens on a regular basis, Ann Wigmore being one of them. Hydrochloric acid can also start decreasing early in life if we abuse our gastrointestinal tract, or our entire body, through food excesses, chemical use, andstress. Overeating, especially overconsumption of fats and proteins, wears out the parietal cells of the stomach that secrete HCl.

Another..

Over eighty years ago, Otto Warburg was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery that cancer is caused by weakened cell respiration due to a lack of oxygen at the cellular level. According to Warburg, damaged cell respiration causes fermentation, resulting in low pH (acidity) at the cellular level. Dr. Warburg, in his Nobel Prize–winning study, illustrated the environment of the cancer cell. A normal healthy cell undergoes an adverse change when it can no longer take in oxygen to convert glucose into energy. In the absence of oxygen, the cell reverts to a primal nutritional program to nourish itself by converting glucose through the process of fermentation. The lactic acid produced by fermentation lowers the cell’s pH (acid-alkaline balance) and destroys the ability of DNA and RNA to control cell division.”

Reading those two paragraphs alone was getting me plenty curious..  I set afoot, it didnt take long for me to go out and buy a blender and to give health a much better chance.. I look back, and don’t regret the money it cost me on the blender because I feel I’ve gained from it.. it makes amazing health-centered drinks that are still palatable.. its convenient!

The book is full of other various recipes and combinations to try as far as Green Shakes go so I highly recommend this to all curious about health and their personal nutrition.

Order your copy here today!

The Raw Family website also has other interesting material, available for purchase also, there are some holiday sales happening over there still so be sure to check it out!

Read what others are saying about this book!