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  1. Create your nutrition plan and meal ratios for you.
  2. Give you videos to follow for the exercise and stress management components.
  3. Help you clarify your purpose and passions in life AND create a plan for interjecting them into your life on a daily basis.
  4. Help you find your weakest links for boosting metabolism.
  5. Challenge you to be your best self, ever.
  6. Most importantly, teach you how to master the 4 most influential components of your metabolism.

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Primary Nutrition

Now it is time to talk about what nutrition really is. What is your definition of nutrition? If you look it up chances are the definition will be something about food and eating it.

There are two descriptions of nutrition that make sense to me and have changed the way I look at what I eat and most importantly how I act.

The first is from The Integrative Nutrition Institute of New York, which talks about nutrition coming from two places; food and life. More specifically they break it down into the following;

PRIMARY NUTRITION = Spirituality, Career, Physical Activity  & Relationships

SECONDARY NUTRITION = Food

Their philosophy is that if we fill up on primary nutrition, our cravings and need for food, or secondary nutrition, will diminish to more natural urges.

My other favorite definition of nutrition comes from Dr. Gabriel Cousens who explains in his book “Spiritual Nutrition and the Rainbow Diet” that nutrition can be thought of as; all types of energy available to us.

Dr. Cousins states “…nutrition is what we absorb into our overall body, mind, and spirit from the different density levels that have precipitated from our cosmic force.” And he adds that these density levels, or energy sources are;

1. Cosmic energy, universal consciousness, God, etc.

2. Sunlight (least dense energy)

3. Oxygen

4. Sexual energy

5. Earths geomagnetic fields

6. Food (most dense energy)

 

We absorb these energies through various locations (portals) in the body, most importantly1;

1. Crown of the head

2. Seven chakras

3. Nose (oxygen)

4. Mouth (food and oxygen)

5. Eyes and skin (sun)

6. Sexual organs

7. Feet or any other part touching the earth (earth’s geomagnetic fields)

The functioning efficiency of our energy receiving areas/portals is directly related to our mental, emotional and spiritual health. Furthermore, the more “in-tune” these components are, the more energy/nutrients we can assimilate into our system.

Because meditation creates harmony within, it has been said that “meditation is the key digestive process through which the life force is taken into the system. 1

DON’T WORRY, this is not a philosophical speech! Rather an educational piece on the many possibilities for improving health. If you’ve made it this far, you are definitely interested in improving your health and that is what this journey is all about; learning as many different ways to be healthy as possible and choosing which ones feel right for you.

I encourage you to keep an open mind and practice all of these components for at least one month. Our weaknesses often lie in the shadows of our doubts.

Here is a summary of the two definitions of nutrition.

 

Primary Energy

 

 

Secondary Energy

  • Sun
  • Fun
  • Love
  • Family
  • Career
  • Friends
  • Oxygen
  • Sexual energy
  • Earth’s energy
  • Physical activity
  • Spirituality/God/etc.
  • Food
 

 70-90% Total Energy Source

 

 

10-30% Total Energy Source

The main issue people face with food and energy comes from focusing on food to fulfill a lack of energy. This lack of energy or hunger for fulfillment is however usually stemming from inadequate energy from the primary nutrition components, which leads us to fill up on secondary nutrition, food!

Three keys to reaching an ideal body weight and being healthy are:

1. Making sure our primary nutrition is taken care of

2. Education about eating right

3. Commitment and discipline towards eating to live, not living to eat

 

Goal # 1 = Increase Primary Nutrition!

Write down three things from each energy source (primary and secondary) that you want to work on. Use the examples listed here to get an idea of where you need the most work.

Have fun with this, it can have long lasting effects which encourage new and healthy habits for the future.

Primary

Secondary

  • Get outside (sun)
  • Practice giving hugs, support, etc. for no reason (unconditional love)
  • Spend more qualitytime with friends or family
  • Go for meditation walks (earths energy & exercise)
  • Abstain from sex for a week in efforts to harness that energy into love
  • Practice eating less (spiritual)
  • Focus on your faith and purpose
  • Mend or end unhealthy relationships
  • Hiking, walking barefoot, going to the beach, etc. (earth’s energy)
  • Breeaathe (oxygen)
  • Carbs/protein/fat(balance)
  • Vitamins  and Minerals (need more)
  • Water (need more)
  • Omega 3’s (need more)
  • Anti-oxidants (need more)
  • Sugar (need less)
  • Caffeine (need less)
  • Alcohol (need less)
  • Drugs (need less)
  • Red meat or pork(need less)
  • Fruits and veggies(need more)
  • Any other food derivative
1. Dr. Gabriel Cousens –  “Spiritual Nutrition and the Rainbow Diet

Digestion Stretch

Perform this stretch throughout the day to encourage proper digestion and spinal health. The organs that digest food are wrapped and suspended in fascia, which also wraps around the muscles and can be tight and restrictive to movement and digestive flow.

There are many stretches that can help digestion, this one is my favorite.

Hold each pose for 30-60 seconds with relaxed breathing. These should be gentle stretches, do not push them to your limit.

*if you have low back pain or other injuries that prevent comfortable stretching, then PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR BODY and skip them =)

How to Optimize your Inflammation with Food and Habits

Here is where food can truly become medicine. Inflammation builds up in us from our food, chemicals, etc. and turns into free radicals that terrorize each blood cell and makes them unable to fight disease, which leads to early signs of aging.

While we cannot completely eliminate inflammatory foods from our nutrition plans, we can definitely eliminate and limit some of the unhealthiest, as well as fight them with antioxidant-rich foods.

The best way to keep inflammation down and your blood healthy is to be in balance with the foods that cause inflammation.

Other big factors are:

  • Environmental toxins
  • Positive attitude
  • Anything else that affects your immune system

 

Eat/Do these Limit these

 

  • Processed foods
  • Deep fried foods
  • Allergy foods
  • Night shade vegetables
  • Wheat and gluten
  • Breads
  • Alcohol
  • Meats

 

Top 10 Allergy Foods

These 10 allergy foods make up over 90% of all food allergies. Stay away from them for at least a two weeks and then reintroduce them one at a time to test for sensitivities.

  1. Milk
  2. Eggs
  3. Strawberries
  4. Tomatoes
  5. Peanuts
  6. Tree nuts and butters
  7. Soy
  8. Fish
  9. Shellfish
  10. Wheat

Food Alkalizers

These alkalizers really are super, and everyone should have at least two go-to foods. They are your ultimate health enhancers and can be used to combat highly acidic meals and balance the blood.

These meals are alkaline by nature and are ideal for balancing highly acidic meals. Remember, disease cannot live in an alkaline environment.

            Raw veggies (except for eggplant, asparagus, pickled green olives, Jerusalem artichoke, for example) and salads with natural, unprocessed alkaline dressings

            Natural green powder and probiotic mixtures. You can find these at health food stores or online

            Fresh Juice. If you are serious about your health, then start juicing fresh veggies and fruit ASAP.

            Olive oil and Coconut oil

 

Here are some of my favorite juices;

  • Handful spinach or lettuce, ½ lemon, 1 piece celery, 1 sprig parsley, cucumber sliver, ½ apple, 4 carrots (optional chard and kale leaf)
  • Handful spinach or lettuce, ½ lemon, 1 piece celery, ¼ of a beet, ½ apple, 3 carrots
  • ½ pear, apple, cucumber and lemon

 

       I Balance Blood Acidity by… 

Having 2-3 servings of SUPER ALKALIZERS…

…for every serving of the following Highly Acidic foods

 

  • Meats
  • Fish/shellfish
  • Dairy*
  • Cheese*
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Black teas
  • Processed foods
  • Sweeteners
  • White flour*

*= processed

  • Aspirin
  • Tobacco
  • Drugs
  • Sodas
  • Junk food
  • Fried foods
  • Chocolate*
  • Pastries
  • Sugars*
  • Rice*

 

 

Antioxidants

Please note there are many more foods, these just have the most per serving.

 

 

Berries (especially blueberries)

Green leafy veggies (especially kale)

Raw cacao

Sea veggies (seaweed)

Beans (red, kidney, pinto, black)

Quinoa

Apple (red, gala, green)

Sweet cherry

Pecan

Prune

Cranberry

Artichokes (cooked) 

Turmeric

 

Coconut oil

Olive oil

Walnuts

Kiwifruit

Soybeans (cooked)

Tofu (raw)

Cauliflower (boiled)

Broccoli (steamed)

Winter squash

Summer squash

Green tea

Papaya and Pineapple

Ginger

Food Layering and Combining

What is Food Combining?

Food combining is the art of giving your stomach the right foods at one meal so that it has the ideal combination of digestive juices needed to break down whatever is in the stomach.

Sugars, proteins and fats all need different digestive juices in order to be properly digested. If they are all mixed together, then each digestive concoction becomes diluted and unable to fully break down its specific food. This leads to improper assimilation, bloating and more.

 

What is Food Layering?

 Food layering is the art of giving your stomach the right foods in the right order so that it has the ideal combination of digestive juices needed to break down whatever is in the stomach.

As food layering expert Dr. Stanley Bass puts it;

Any quick digesting foods must wait till the slowest digesting foods leave the stomach before they can leave – a process which can take up to 6 or 8 hours. While waiting, the fruit, cooked and raw vegetables, and some of the starches undergo some decomposition and fermentation, producing gas, acid and even alcohol along with indigestion. …..2

 And.. 

….. If there are 5 different types of food in the stomach at one meal, each eaten separately and in sequence, there will be 5 different kinds of digestion going on at the same time, each layer having different enzymes digesting each food, according to the needs of the food contained in that layer.
But when say 5 different foods are eaten at a meal, where each mouthful or bite is taken of a different food, then the entire stomach is filled with the same mixture……
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 stomach layering blog color
Image of ideal food layering; each food has its own digestive sack or layer and is able to fully break down its specific food without interference from antagonistic digestive juices. Layer 1 in this case was eaten first, followed by 2-6 sequentially.

So what’s the difference between food combining and layering? With layering, one can basically eat whatever foods they  want at a meal, as long as they are eaten in the proper order, i.e. the most watery foods first and proteins last. This tends to work very well, although not as well as when coupled with proper food combining guidelines.

 

Why Combine and Layer Food Properly?

Because most food cannot be assimilated in its natural state and needs to be converted into easily absorbable micro particles; our delivery mechanisms (how we eat, cook and store foods) are the secret to optimum health through nutrition.

Correctly combining and layering foods is essential for optimum digestion and assimilation. Improper food combining, layering and poor nutrient absorption contribute to and can even be the main reasons people have bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, gas, upset stomach, arthritis, asthma, allergies, chronic fatigue, aches and pains, poor memory, disorganized thoughts and more.

Without proper digestion, nutrients in even the most wholesome of foods cannot be fully extracted and used by the body.

The goal is not to be a perfect food combiner, at least not at first. There are many things to learn and practice with this topic, so looking at it as a self-experiment in eating and health will make sure a person gets the most out of it.

With a little practice and awareness one will save their gut a lot of discomfort, get the most out of their food, lose weight if needed, and most importantly stop flooding the blood with waste bi-products from all the food that is spoiling in their stomach from being combined or layered wrong.

 

Do not believe any of this info,

simple try it and judge for yourself.

 

Basic Guidelines for Food Combining and Layering

  1. Follow the food combining and layering rules whenever possible (see next pages and links). Layering is most important and should be done even when following proper food combining rules.
  2. When ideal food combining can’t be had, focus on layering the foods properly.
  3. When neither can be followed, make sure indigestion, bloating and gas are acceptable for the following hours to come =)

 

Basic Rule of Food Layering:

  1. Eat the most watery food first, followed by the second most watery, and so on.

 

Basic Rules of Proper Food Combining:

Here are 5 tools to start with. You can find more here  which includes extensive charts on food combining. Remember, these are tools to improve digestion, see which of them make the biggest impact on your health and use them as often as possible. ~

1. Do NOT eat protein foods and carbohydrate foods at the same meals. Protein foods require an acid medium for digestion while carbs/starches require the opposite. Food layering modification; eat the starches first, then the protein.

2. Eat fruits alone on an empty stomach and wait 20–30 min before eating again.Food layering modification; eat the fruit first, then the heavier foods.

3. Have desserts and sugars by themselves as a whole meal, not after a meal

4. No cold water or more than 4 ounces of liquids with meals. Try to use 4 ounces of  warm tea or water,  kombucha or apple cider vinegar  as liquids to aid digestion, otherwise no more liquid fifteen minutes before or until 60 minutes after a meal.

5. Eat high fat foods and proteins at separate meals, or keep the fats to a very small amount. Some foods, especially nuts, are over 50% fat and require hours for digestion, which slows all other digestion.

Like I always recommend, don’t believe science until you try it for yourself and notice the difference.

Check more out here: http://www.drbass.com/sequential.html