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Starch is it good or is it bad?
Date :13th May, 2015
Published By :Kerry
This list goes much deeper than these few items that you see on the picture. Most of the things that we eat are starch based, including many of the “so called” healthy foods. I remember growing up we always talked about food “sticking to your ribs”. That’s what we considered nourishing foods, ones that filled you up and “stuck to the ribs”. What we didn’t realize was that as it was sticking to the ribs it was also sticking to everything else (starch is a binder; a “glue”) it came into contact with in the process. We loved starchy foods like red beans or blackeyed peas and rice with sweet cornbread….mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato pie… need I go on? We love these foods not just because they’re filling, but also the taste and texture going down is so good, and if you get really deep we love the way they make us feel. Why are they called “Comfort Foods”? But the question we should be asking is what is it that these foods are doing inside of us besides the obvious things like weight gain and constipation?
Well on a scientific level starch is actually a chemical that acts as a neurological stimulator, which means that it stimulates the brain in the exact same way that all of the other addictive stimulants like nicotine, cocaine, etc do. So starting on a foundational level we know that it’s one of the most addictive substances on the planet. It changes the way that your brain functions, the same way that a drink or two of alcohol does. Then going into the physical effects, once the body extracts what it can from these foods the starchy residue that’s left over is an acidic mucus that is stored in the mucus membrane (until it gets so full that it ruptures, i.e. the origins of disease) and what’s left is passed through the body as waste. Once the body is over ridden with this mucus you’ll have the onset of serious disease. If it is circulated inside of the system you may begin to suffer with smaller internal conditions ranging from high cholesterol or blood pressure to fibroid tumors emphysema, etc. This is usually a result of the longterm build up that happens from eating this way for long periods of time. Beyond that it causes inflammation on a cellular level which is expressed with the swollen mid sections that so many of us walk around with today. So many that it is accepted as normal for anyone over 30 yrs old. That inflammation causes constipation which is the next step down the road to serious problems. If the waste can’t pass through the system effectively then they begin to break down and decompose before ever reaching your stomach, which is how you get “gassy”. That gas, which is toxic, is being absorbed into your organs and tissues, creating a whole other host of problems. That’s why cleansing the whole body, including the digestive system, organs, tissues, blood, etc, is so important.
Many of us have no idea what the foods we “Love” are doing to us until we get that dreaded diagnosis. Why wait until someone else tells you that you “have to” take drugs for the rest of your life when you can make some minor adjustments and avoid it altogether? We know that only pointing out all of the problems is fruitless without giving solutions to replace them with. We are here to help. There are a lot of things that are good we just have to be re-exposed to them and let nature take it’s course. We have a lot of available tools and resources for those that may be trying to find their way through the maze. Check out our recommended foods guide and recipes (link below) and we also have a lot of transitional food products, cookbooks, workshops, retreats, and many other things to bring like minds together for growth, edification and healing. These tools are only valuable if you use them. Remember that with knowledge comes responsibility, Always keep it whole-listic.
Where do you get your protein?
Date :3rd May, 2015
Published By :Kerry
Why is this usually the first question asked when people find out that you’re living a vegan lifestyle? I know that you’re not supposed to answer a question with a question but I usually ask them “where do the animals that you eat to get protein get their protein from?” and ” If eating concentrated animal protein is the key to life then why don’t you eat the carnivores, since they eat other animals they should be twice as rich in protein shouldn’t they?” I usually get blank stares and head scratching at this point. The real question though is just how much protein do we need to be consuming? If any person walking around takes a urinalysis test they’d find that they have protein in their urine, which is a clear indication that we are already getting more than we need or use. So going out of your way to get extra protein in your diet seems to be a moot point. Something that was emphasized by a meat and dairy industry to bolster consumption of these animal based products. That was decades ago, now that we know better the biggest question is “what will we do about it?” Just something to think about. With knowledge comes responsibility, keep it whole-listic.
Date :23rd March, 2015
Published By :Kerry
If only we understood the power that we posses to not only shape, but create our own realities, I know that the world today would be a much different place. From the onset of life we’re continually reprogrammed where the images and knowledge that we’re born with in our minds are pushed out and replaced by the things that we’re “Supposed” to learn and know. These same things are what our reality is based on. We think that we are free and have the freedom of choice but that is only an illusion. You are free to choose from the choices that are given, which is how your reality is shaped. Example; if you’re a materially poor kid growing up in a impoverished home your reality is shaped totally different than someone who may grow up privy to a lot more resources. One child’s reality is based on immediate relief like a job while the other may weigh many options from continued education to starting a business. Whatever you limit your belief in yourself to is what your life will be limited to. Remember that and also remember that there is nothing that the mind can accomplish that the body cannot achieve. If you can think it then you can do it. With knowledge comes responsibility, keep it whole-listic.