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Substituting Food Cravings for Weight Loss

Why we need to eat more Healthy Foods

Weight-Loss with SuperfoodsLoosing weight is often talked about these days. Weight loss has become one of the biggest topics in the internet. No wonder, since all the information about superfoods is so easily obtainable today. If it’s not someone asking how to successfully lose weight it’s some health company capitalizing on those who are overweight. Most people who are busy with weight loss since many years are desperately looking for the next diet that promises to shed those extra kilo’s.

I do not recommend any commercial weight loss program except it is based on natural healthy foods! I believe they are mostly “commercial” in nature and not really suited for weight loss. True weight loss programs should be initiated in conjunction with your Doctor. I do however, believe the regularly eaten food today is lacking many important nutrients and essential Antioxidants that are needed to have a healthy body. Often food supplements are required to replace these deficiencies.

Unwanted weight gain can often be attributed to over indulgence of a particular food in an attempt to replace an essential Vitamin the body is missing. When our body receives sufficient supply of nutrients, cravings will be reduced and we feel fuller and stisfied with lesser food.

Our daily food is lacking in many nutrients and of those nutrients that are still present, many are obtained through application of synthetic fertilizers and are being subject to pesticides and selective herbicides. The old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” should now be going: “Two apples a day keeps the doctor away.” because we would have to eat twice as much to get the same level of nutrients.

The growing demand on food has lead to crops produced on a large scale these days, and are produced with more synthetic stimulants and pharmaceutics than it is good for us.

I you’re busy with weight control, your diets should be organic and nutrient rich with a range of all essential vitamins and minerals and antioxidants to assist suppressing cravings in between meals.

Organically grown fresh fruit and vegetables are the perfect option for a synthetic supply of vitamins and minerals in our diets. And only if a sufficient supply of these foods is not available, organic foods supplements are an option.

The goal for successive weight loss must be to maintain a sufficient supply of vitamins and minerals to prevent cravings that force and over consumption of food leading to more unwanted kilos.

Many processed foods contain large amounts of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, which may block the supply, or uptake of vitamins and minerals into the body. Junk foods are designed with 3 things in mind. To get your money, to fill a taste craving, or to fill a hunger craving. They are not designed to provide necessary nutrients to your body.

The more real food we eat the more likely we will attain food satisfaction through sufficient nutrient consumption.

Adding a Vitamin or Superfood such as Acai berries into the daily diet will also assist with weight loss because you may need to consume less to receive your bodies necessary nutrient requirements. Acai is highly nutritious, extremely high on antioxidants, is very filing and suppresses food cravings for a long time making it an ideal superfood for weight loss

Nevertheless, you should always consult with your Doctor before you make any sudden changes in your diet or start taking food supplements over a longer period of time.

By: Eric J Smith

Eric J Smith describes himself as being “Passionate about organic foods”. He is committed to educating people on the importance of reducing the chemical load in our bodies and in the Environment. Eric is Married and has 2 Children. Eric and his wife Narelle represent Miessence Certified Organic Skin Care.

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A Word About Evolution

What is Evolution and where does it get us?

Charles Darwin - 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882According to Charles Darwin, evolution is what supposedly brought us down from the trees and from the cave man to the computer geek. That's a long way, although only during the past 100 years we really made progress, with one extraordinary exception that is, and that was Greece. Right, the Greeks had warm and cold water in their private bathrooms 3000 years ago, while the rest of the world still peed on trees and bathed in the river. Anyway, that's another story. Evolution hasn't stopped in the last 11 million years and we can therefore relay on the fact that it won't stop tomorrow or the day after. The reason for that is that we are not done yet! A 100 000 years ago, the cave man thought that evolution probably had finished here, if he ever knew what evolution is, and he would have torn he's wife on her hair into the cave, thought her what he likes and what not, and that was evolution for him. But he actually had a good point of view, because he was looking at the monkeys in the trees. He was looking at how they behaved and he was laughing and thinking to himself how evolved he was, compared to those monkeys. Today we're looking at the same monkeys and we're thinking the same things, how is that for evolution?

The point is that during the past we evolved towards an unknown destination. Nobody can say or know what "the big plan" behind all that is, but we can relay on the fact that it isn't over yet. Even though many seem to believe that in December 2012 the end of the world will come, I'm already writing "Happy 2013" cards for my friends. We are not finished human beings and we have to evolve further, there is no way around that. I hear many voices talking about how old people will get who are today 20 years old. Most people I know estimate that today's young people will become about a 100 – 120 years old in average. I would top it with 150+ if the food they eat gets healthy and they take food supplements on daily bases.

If you think this is impossible, think back a bit, 300 years ago the average age of a human being was around 40 years, the people living then would never have believed that humans can get older than 100 years and yet; look at us today!

Master Hsu Yun died 120 years old in 1959In many remote regions of the world people become 100 years old and are still active members of the community. I know of a doctor who makes house visits in the countryside in China, the man is 103 years old! The regions where people get so old are interesting for scientists who study the anti aging process in these people. And that is more or less the way that superfoods got discovered. In some higher regions of China and in the Himalaya are many such villages where people get very old more or less without or with very little help of western medicine and pharmaceutics. In these region we find Goji Berries. You must have heard about those anti aging berries. Goji Berries are loaded with antioxidants, they contain 25 300 ORAC per 100 gram. (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) That's a lot. Antioxidants are fighting the free radicals in our bodies. The free radicals are what makes us age and makes us wrinkle. So the best known anti aging drugs today are antioxidants. 

But with Goji Berries, better known to the western world as "Wolfberries"* having around 25 000 ORAC, there are even better foods out there carrying even more of those anti aging angels. look at the Acai berry for example. Acai contains 4 times more antioxidants than Goji, 102 700 ORAC (determined from both hydrophilic and lipophilic sources, was 102,700 units per 100 g)! Raw Cacao is also amongst the top runners with a stunning 81 000 ORAC.

Goji Berries Wolfberries Dutch processed cacao powder is not bad either and much tastier to consume; it still contains more than 40 000 units per 100g chocolate. During the past few years only, have all these superfoods been discovered. It took thousands of years and we had to invent and develop all kinds of technology and techniques including the internet for communication and a new measuring scale called ORAC, to be able to just begin to understand what superfoods are and what they are capable of doing to our body AND our minds. We just begin to understand what we are supposed to eat to become 100 years old and even older. But we slowly do understand and this is where evolution leads us! This is what it is all about; at least for now, for our generation. Keep on reading here and elsewhere about superfoods. Gather all the information you can get about these miracle fruits and berries and spices. Learn, Stay Healthy and Evolve!

* The name Wolfberry doesn't have anything to do with the nutritionist David Wolfe, the nutritionist; it's more like a funny coincidence.

The photo of Charles Darwin was taken by Henry Maull (1829–1914) and John Fox (1832–1907) (Maull & Fox)

The Secrets Of Nutrition and Healthy Foods

About Nutrition and why you need to Eat Healthy Foods

Artichokes Pistachios Quinoa Yummie! Superfoods DinnerMore and more people understand that diseases and even depression can be prevented and healed with natural ways rather than chemicals. During the past century we developed a quick fix option for most of our common diseases. We've been spending billions on pharmaceutical medicines, for the purpose of suppressing the symptoms but not healing the root cause of the problems!

Lately many of us are also realizing that we have been fooled all along! And that there are many natural alternatives to prevent illness and disease rather than treat it. And we find that mother nature has given us the most wonderful medicine already; natural foods, packed with antioxidants and all kinds of nutrients, all designed to nourish our bodies, to keep us healthy and to give us strenght to work at an optimum level; and all that is necessary for evolution to work. Natural grown, whole grain and organic foods and their nutritional elements are also used as medicine.

You can discover the healing secrets of food all by yourself, take the responsibility of your own health into your own hands. Doctors give you medicine and cut things out to solve the problem, a naturopathic Nutritionists follow another principle. They treat patients as one whole element of body, mind and soul. If you look at it that way you get a much broader view of deficiencies that may be causing the illness. Treatments are specific to each individual, making sure you take a balanced combination of nutrients and minerals. Such treatments are always tailored specifically to your individual needs, to get your body back to full strength and make or keep you healthy.

Why are Whole Foods so Important.

Some whole foods that contain a high range of important nutrients are often called superfoods e.g wheatgrass, sprouts, spirulina, and more.All whole foods are a mixture of vital nutrients and other minerals, so while a food may be rich in one particular nutrients it may also contain other valuable nutrients and health-giving factors in lesser doses. Finding healthy foods that even taste good and give you the best nutrition are a big part of the fun of eating well, no matter if you live alone, or with your family.

What makes a Healthy Diet?

The answer can be given in one single sentence:

Nutrition determines how we look, how we feel, how we work, if we will be nervous, tired, pessimistic, joyful, comfortable and happily active, whether we will age prematurely or enjoy our lives to the full.

Try these steps to improve the nutritional content of your food:

Eat healthy organic food whenever possible. Try to find superfoods and food supplements in your neighborhood. Inform yourself; read articles about healthy foods. Super Foods may be a bit more expensive, but you can be sure that the food you are eating has not been processed and has been grown without the use of fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, and other poisonous chemicals.

Here are some Food Processing Rules to Follow

  • Include as many superfoods in your diet as you can.
  • Eat lots whole grains.
  • Also eat the skin of vegetables and fruits.
  • Don't cut, juice, wash, or soak fruits and vegetables until you are ready to use them.
  • Drink lots of fresh fruit and vegetable juice.
  • Add plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to every meal you eat.
  • Eat raw food whenever possible. If you're cooking your food, use as little water as possible.

Unfortunately, some of the best superfoods might not be available in your neighborhood, but that isn't so bad anymore as it was only a few years ago, If I would have even known about Acai berries for example, ten years ago, I still wouldn't have had the means to go to Brazil to get some. Today it's far easier, you just visit our health shop and you order all the superfoods you ever wanted and they are at your doorstep 2 days later! That's what I call progress.  Or you go to the next online bookstore and order a book full of superfood recipes and you start cooking healthy foods with the everyday superfoods what you can get in your neighborhood.

Why Superfoods?

Why are Superfoods so Important for our Health?

George The Owner of Superfoods InofsSuperfoods are known to us for almost a thousand years and if you look at Asia, for more than three thousand years! Although many scientists in the western world are well aware of the existence and the effect that superfoods have on the human body, the interest of the pharmaceutical industry remains very low, for the simple reason, that there is no money to be made with superfoods! Nevertheless, the same pharmaceutical industry is employing most of the scientists and therefor blocking evolution itself.  I strongly believe superfoods to be the most important discovery of mankind, and here is why:

On April 29th 2010 I was diagnosed with skin cancer; Squamous cell carcinoma to be precise. That was devastating news. At first, I went in circles and didn't know what to do; for sure I wasn't going to give up and die just like that! And as so often in the most miserable moments of our lives,  a friend was there to help. She recommended the movie "Food Matters" to me. After watching the movie about five times, a light started to shine on the dark horizon and I started to implement everything I had learned about superfoods in this move  into my own live. But I had licked blood and I was sure that wasn't all I could do. I started to search on Google and I learned everything there was to know about skin cancer and about superfood.

The amount of information I found was just overwhelming and I quickly wished there was a place you could get all this Information about Superfoods on one single place. There are many good websites out there about nutrition and super food and antioxidants and what the do. So I had the idea to create a website with articles from all these valuable websites, with links to the appropriate site, so everybody who would come to my site would find all the infos easily and could start using available superfoods right away.

After my initial diagnose of skin cancer I had started to take food supplements, such as Vitamin C every day, and most of all "Peking Grass" that considerably pushed the immune system, and a multivitamin  pill per day. I eat mostly raw food, salads, vegetables and fruits and I work out 6 days a week for an hour. At the end of May 2010 I had a second surgery on my neck. I don't want to tell you about my feelings at this time, when I had to wait 10 days for the result. On top of it all, this all happened in Bangkok to the time when the city was under lock-down and looked more like Beirut than the the Thai metropolis. In short, a depressive time. And therefore, when the result finally came back negative, the relief was unimaginable!

Since then I keep up with my new lifestyle. I keep my diet, and I started to love it and I really don't miss any other food at all. There are so many healthy foods out there, it simply makes no sense to me to eat anything else. Superfoods QR CodeI keep up with my workout and for the first time in 50 years I can see my abs when I look in the mirror! My weight loss in 5 month was 10 kg on fat and I gained about 7 kg on pure muscle! So I actually can only pride myself of  loosing 3 kg weight in total but if I look in the mirror I can see that the masses have moved from down on my belly and my waist, upwards to my chest and my shoulders! That looks much better I can tell you! As of today I'm still cancer free and I intend to keep it that way. The only regret I have is that I didn't know all that what I know today about superfoods, years ago. I would have saved myself a great deal of trouble, not to speak of the money. Cancer is an expensive thing to have if you don't have an insurance. So please do yourself a huge favor and read through as many articles as you can here. Learn everything there is to know about superfoods and MAKE USE OF IT! I've included the QR code of this superfoods website, so you can bookmark it and find back easily.

Temporary Support through Super Food?

Increasingly, as if there is a "new" discovery parade for the latest cure-all, probiotics have come again to the forefront. As I read the varying articles and studies, I am struck by how far afield we have come from normal, common sense.

In order to maintain a healthy body, there is a tripod of health: body, mind, and spirit. Knock out one leg of that stool, and the stool topples over. Probiotics, diet, dietary supplements address only the "body" leg of the health tripod. So let's start there.
Anything taken externally, whether it is natural or medical (chemical or surgical) in support of the physical, has only ever been intended as temporary support until we have regained or achieved the necessary consciousness to support complete and perfect health; much as you might use a crutch to recover from a broken leg. When the leg is healed, we throw the crutch away as we should throw the food supplements and medications away.

The body knows how to be well and healthy, as this is its natural and inherent state. Think of all the times you've had a cold, or the flu or a cut or bruise. They always go away. The body, created by Infinite Intelligence, does not need to know how to be well, but rather is always striving to return to health, its normal set-point. Our job, as a conscious human being, is to make the choices – all of our choices – that support Life. That is to say choices that are probiotic.

These choices, if we are living naturally and following our internal prompts, always feel good, fun, joyful, and delicious. The body, itself, tells us what it needs with respect to nutrition; and we, if we are listening and aware, then eat those foods. The body tells us when it is tired and needs rest; if we are listening and living naturally, we fall asleep and awaken refreshed. The body tells us when it is cold; and if we are listening, we go inside, don a coat or sit by the fire. The body tells us when we are full; if we are listening, we stop eating, pleasantly satiated. The body because of its Innate Intelligence – the Life Force that enlivens it, is constantly directing us if we are listening.

This same Innate Intelligence or Life Force is present in all living things: animal, vegetable and mineral. It quite simply is the "spirit" leg of the health tripod. So it is essential that we pay attention to the still small voice within guiding us in all things, including health, always towards our good.

The "mental" component of the tripod is where all the trouble begins and ends. The human mind with its hubris and arrogance believes that it is the infinite intelligence rather than our spirit Infinite Intelligence (knowing). The human mind is what confounds and complicates everything, over-shouting the still small voice every chance it gets. The human mind will argue with the information of Innate Intelligence that we don't have time to eat, or we can't afford to eat healthy food, or that we don't have time to be home resting. The human mind will argue that a vitamin supplement is a quick fix, that a "professional" knows more than I do; that in a decision between ethics and money, money wins. The human mind will tell you to stay in the job your hate, because the money is good; and it will tell you to take the "safe" road, because it is afraid and lives in the land of Lack. These are the decisions that we make every day that lead us into life styles and relationships that are as toxic to the body and chemicals are.

For example, as science attempts to unravel the secrets of good nutrition and health, they omit or ignore or discount the concept of Infinite Intelligence or Life Force, because they don't understand It and cannot quantify It. Therefore, they believe that by isolating certain nutrients, that the benefits of that nutrient are complete in relationship to the biological body and cells. For example, scientists study, let's say, Vitamin C. They isolate it out from its original state that it is found in, let's say, an orange. They identify it by its chemical composition and name it Vitamin C of a certain type. Then a nutritional company or a drug company will duplicate that chemical complex and manufacture it synthetically and patent it. Why? Because you cannot patent the Vitamin C in an orange, but if you create your own synthetic clone of it, you can patent that and then sell it as "a vitamin supplement". It's about money; and the marketing is about making you believe – contrary to your own knowing and Innate Intelligence (common sense), that it's better to buy the pill rather than simply eat the whole food, the orange. This whole process is the human mind process; not common sense, not Innate Intelligence, and not your Knowing.

This brings us back to the "body" portion of the health tripod. All the things we do to and for the physical body to maintain or to regain physical health. These things include medicine, alternative therapies, nutrition, supplements, and the food we eat.

So let's go back to the clone of Vitamin C which is not Real Vitamin C. First of all, it has been separated out of its natural habitat of the orange and no longer has the synergistic benefits of all the other nutrients found within that Infinite Intelligence-created orange. The other nutrients within the orange were gathered together by Infinite Intelligence in the orange with the Vitamin C to work together one with the other – like a symphony shall we say. All together they release their blessings of nutrition to the consumer in a concert. One triggers the other, one enhances the other, and within the human body, they trigger certain enzymes or other mechanism to break it down and with nutritional perfection and elegant harmony are absorbed into the body where they nourish and sustains the cells, the fundamental building block of the body. This is the symphony of naturally occurring whole foods in the act of nourishing the living body. The clone has no idea of the music.

While it is not quite the stuff of Frankenstein for science to understand food and nutrition in relationship to the human body, it is when these elements are separated out from the Whole Picture and peddled to convey the same efficacy as the Real thing, which they cannot do. Recall for a minute the actual Frankenstein creation: he was patchwork parody of the Real human, not elegantly Real.

When these synthetically created nutritional clones are ingested into the Real body, the body in fact does not recognize them and either sloughs them off (every wondered why your urine is so bright yellow when you're taking vitamin supplements ) or they are treated as toxins. If the body identifies them as toxins (foreign substance), it will attempt to eliminate it from the body or surround it with fat cells much like putting the bad guy into solitary confinement. [Did you ever wonder why we are so fat in such large numbers?] Seems to me, via common sense, my own Innate Intelligence just like yours, that the more toxins – synthetically/chemically produced foods (neo-nutrition) we consume, the more toxins the body is attempting to cope with and so produces the fat to surround and contain them to protect the vital organs of the body. The living body's single imperative, after all, is to live. This is basic biology 101.

The rube is that most of the food available for consumption grown here in the United States is synthetically altered in some fashion. First the seed, itself, is genetically modified from its original Infinite Intelligent state. Monsanto has done a grave and potentially catastrophic disservice to the world by altering seed – again for the reason of patent – so that now farmers have to buy seed every year.

Haven't you noticed that you can't grow a new corn crop from the old corn seed or that this year's tomato seed will not grow a next generation of tomato? My own Innate knowing noticed this phenomenon years ago and thought then that this was very strange. Especially when the natural process of pollination would have eventually – by evolution – evolved a new seed that was adapted to a particular climate or locality or pest. Once again, it is the mandate of all living things – Life Force, Innate Intelligence – to Live. And in so doing, living naturally and organically, every living thing will change and become naturally stronger and more resilient to its environmental challenges or perish. In the human body, this job is particularly handled by the immune system.

All you have to do is look to the cock roach to see the amazing ability of Infinite Intelligence to adapt for Life (probiotic). It is this very process of adapting and changing to environmental challenges – evolution they called it in high school – that creates the very nutrition – antioxidants for example – that we ingest through eating a whole food, that helps our bodies meet their own environmental challenges.

However, as a result of these genetically modified seeds that require chemicals in the form or herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers to grow, the essential nutrition that we require to be healthy is now absent from these food; and in addition, these foods contain more toxins (synthetic chemicals) that we ingest into our bodies. These are not whole foods; they are corrupted foods.

As a result of these corruptive foods, the front line digestive and immune systems are seriously compromised. When the digestive system is compromised, we cannot be nourished. When the immune system is compromised, we fight disease.

This is where the recent surge in demand for organically grown, non-genetically modified foods has arisen. Simply put, organic, whole, Real foods contain more potent and available nutrition for our bodies to use; and they come complete with Innate Life Force as well as without toxins. Studies prove that these foods are as much as 60% higher in available nutrition than industrially grown foods.

The long term effects of synthetically grown foods are now evident by the number of Americans who are sick. Diabetes has become a "life style" complete with its own magazines for diabetic living. Immune diseases are epidemic: multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome to name but a few and not to mention cancer and heart-related disease. Every one of these dis-eases can be directly traced back to our food supply and the resulting epidemic of malnutrition in Americans and the toxin load.

Better living cannot be found through chemistry when it comes to health, food, nutrition and the environment. Synthetic chemistry and its manipulation for profit makes corporations rich, farmers poor, and kills people.

By about 40 years of age, the body begins to show the effects of this deadly combination of slow poisoning with the accumulation of toxins compounded by years of malnourishment. The drip, drip, drip effect reaches critical mass and the body cannot manage any more, cannot cope, and begins to break down showing myriad symptoms of dis-ease. Nutrition is what the body uses to repair and rejuvenate itself, but without the proper nutrition derived from whole foods, the cells themselves cannot restore, renew or replenish to their natural state of health. Toss on the load of accumulated toxins, and it is, "Houston, we have a problem."

This brings us to rebalancing the Health Tripod.

The medical world has evolved into a lucrative business of treating symptoms of disease with more synthetic drugs with no intention of addressing the cause. It is a mindset of sickness, not wellness. At its core medicine believes neither in the fundamental Infinite Intelligence of the body nor its ability to heal itself. But rather as its centerpiece are sickness, disease and decay.

Alternative health methodologies are more inclined to honor the Infinite Intelligence of the body and treat symptoms of dies-ease with probiotic methods: moving energy (Life Force) in the body, support with herbs and nutrition in addressing the physical complaint. In addition most of these modalities will, to greater or lesser degrees, address the other two legs of the Tripod: mind and spirit as well. All these methods are good for you, as long as the mind leg of the tripod believes and knows this as well. If you do not believe in the Infinite Intelligence of your body, you should opt for medical treatment.

As a result of the medical model heavily influencing our Western thought, even alternative therapies have adopted "medicine-like" models for treatment of dies-ease, such as prescribing supplements and herbal remedies for regular use. But these should not be taken as "medicine" on a long term basis, but rather used intermittently to support the body until body/mind/spirit regains balance.

This brings us to the current phase in American healthcare, which is the onslaught of "natural supplements". But once again, the consumer must be educated and cautious, as some of these are the products of the chemical laboratory too, and not the products of whole grown food. As previously discussed, these "nutritions" when isolated from their synergistic fellows in the whole food form do not supply the same healthful effects to the body. They are often more chemistry and always without the support of the rest of the nutritional army found in a whole food. This is largely what you see on the shelves at the drug store, the vitamin store and online. They are a poor relation to natural whole food nutrition. And remember, the body may identify these as toxins as well, sloughing them off or storing them in fat, but certainly not imparting any Real nutrition to the body for use.

Here is where the consumer must take responsibility for his/her own health and come to understand the options clearly: synthetic chemistry, synthetic supplements, or whole organic food and whole food superfood supplements.

No longer can we afford to be ignorant of what is being offered to us out there for "health" benefits. You must be intelligent and use your own good common sense for regaining and maintaining optimum health.

Two things are required, fundamental and essential, for complete and perfect health: 1. complete pure untainted available nutrition; 2. the body's ability to process and absorb the nutrients.

1. Complete, pure and untainted nutrition comes from organically grown whole foods, period.

a. Buy organically grown/raised foods whenever and wherever possible in the widest variety possible. Try growing some of your own. There's a reason that foods are available with seasonality. Infinite Intelligence has provided us the vast and complete range of nutrients our bodies need for cellular health with a veritable buffet of foods: animal, vegetable, and fruits in balance and moderation, and more importantly, as your body uniquely informs you.

b. When buying a supplement, you must determine that it is, in fact, a whole food supplement. Often times these are called superfoods. A working definition of superfood might be any food that is high in enzymes, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, Chlorophyll, and antioxidants. In a perfect world the goal would be to be free of anything manufactured and obtain complete nutrition from your wide spectrum variety of whole food selections. A word of warning: be certain that the whole food supplement, the superfood, is organic.

2. Probiotics are essential to the absorption and assimilation of whole food nutrition.

1. First of all, the "new" probiotic supplements are not some new invention or creation of modern science. They are natural, living organisms that are found in the intestinal tract. In fact, they are found in the intestinal tract of every creature that digests food and makes waste. Probiotics (good bacteria) are provided to us naturally by Infinite Intelligence in whole plant foods (vegetables, fruits and grains).

2. It is most important to understand, is that probiotics are living organisms with a life, a function and a mission. Their function is perhaps to say they are the front line troops of your body's immune system. In the digestive tract it is their job to keep any "bad" bacteria in check. When "bad" bacteria are out of balance and in control, the body cannot absorb nor assimilate the nutrition required for Innate Intelligence to restore the body to complete and perfect health

3. Probiotics aid in the digestion and elimination of waste materials from the body. If the body is not eliminating its own waste and toxins, they are stored, via fat; and in the colon, if not eliminated completely, set up an environment of decay: the perfect culture for dis-ease.

4. Warning: probiotic is word being used on labels now to get you to buy.

First, the product itself must be organic (yogurt, kefir, kambucha). Second the cultures must be LIVE.

5. If you are purchasing a superfood enriched with probiotics as a dietary supplement (addition); then once again, be certain that the superfood is organic and that the probiotics have been cultured in the sun (not killed by heat); and that they haven't been cultured from fecal matter.

Just like with vitamin supplements, manufactured probiotics are present in the market place as well. When a manufacturer can identify a probiotic in nature (in food), it isolates it by its chemical composition and manufactures it synthetically, patents it and gives it a patented name. As with synthetically created vitamins, patented probiotics will be treated by the body as yet another foreign substance. The body then has to either discharge and eliminate it, or store it in fat. The supposed "cure" has just added to the problem.

Since the digestive system is the most critical place where nutrition is either absorbed and assimilated and made available for cellular health or not, this is a particularly sinister place to introduce synthetics, because neither will the nutrition be made available to the body nor should the body have to cope with yet another chemical impostor of the Real.

It is appalling to me that we find ourselves in this place in the year 2008. What's more I cannot understand how we could be so morally bankrupt as to arrive at methodically poisoning our people for the sake of money. But the truth of the matter is that each of us has to take charge of our own health and wellness and no longer entrust it to "others."

The formula to regain and maintain health until you die is simple: body, mind, spirit. And the rule is that when any one of the three becomes out of balance, the stool falls.

You most probably will address your health only when you notice a physical symptom, but that is your opportunity to address the mind and spirit aspects of your life, as well; for one or both of those aspects are out of sync if your body is ill.

We are an integrated being. Just as the knee bone is connected to the shin bone, the body is connected to the mind is connected to the spirit. The body is merely the casing that contains mind and spirit for a physical adventure here on earth; and I think you will agree that without health, the physical experience is less than optimal, to be sure.

If you are trying to regain (or maintain) your God-given state of complete and perfect health, by all means use what methods and practices that you feel are correct and appropriate to support your physicality whilst you do the necessary explorations in mindset and spirit, bringing you back to your perfectly balanced Health Tripod.

What we think, what we believe is what we experience. With the experience of something that is unpleasant and not fulfilling comes the opportunity to release the beliefs and mindsets that got us here, and to choose new thoughts and new ideas that are probiotic – pro Life – and support us in complete and perfect health. The Whole Tripod.

One final note: we are dynamic beings, therefore constantly changing. The requirement to pay attention (be aware) and make conscious choices moment to moment is the essential job of spirituality and self-mastery, which a life long process. You never get it done.

Applying your spirit, listening to the Innate Intelligence within, will always lead you to your good. Always.

-By: Kathy Kirk

Kathy Kirk grew up gardening in Ohio and Pennsylvania. She has a BS Degree from Cornell University in business. Currently she lives in the back country of San Diego County where she grows organic herbs and garlic. In the past she has formulated her own skin care and nutrition from her own garden. Now Kathy is an Independent Representative for One Group and the Miessence, Mivitality and MiEnviron products, including the Superfood Probiotic InLiven, Fast Track Liquid Probiotic, and Berry Radical Antioxidant – all whole food superfoods and certified organic. Miessence and MiVitality comprise the first extensive range of 100% Natural Certified Organic Personal Care Products in the world that are certified organic by both the Australian Government and the USDA. And they are formulated to food grade standards. Kathy is committed to being a voice of common sense in the "green" world and supporting others in trusting their own good common sense. You can read her other articles at her blog http://www.honestskincare.blogspot.com Her website is http://www.honestskincare.mionegroup.com where you can shop the Miessence products. Kathy can be reached at honestskincare@gmail.com and she welcomes you, your questions and comments.

Superfood Supplements – The Best in the Market

Acai berry is used in Food Supplements

Acai Barry Smoothy - Food Supplement for weight loss

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Ever wondered which superfood supplements are the best in the market? A superfood is called as such since it is a whole food which is compacted with the vitamins and nutrients alongside with the healthful properties that ensure the cure of illnesses that normally confront the human body. There are a number of superfood supplements out in the market but because of their variety, you might end up totally confused as to which to choose among them. That is why it pays off to be mindful of which products you spend your money on. With the purchase of the superfood supplements in your mind, you may want to take a look at the acai berry supplements. These products are crafted out of the components that make up the real fruit.

With an array of choices available for you, you can bank on the acai berry supplements. In a nutritional standard, the fruit contains series of benefits which any user is particularly going to enjoy. By definition, the superfoods are those food supplements which are enriched with nutrients and vitamins which are rooted from the plant sources. They offer loads of health properties which then aid in the improvement of the overall health.

The acai berry supplements involve a lot of advantages. Be assured that they are well rounded to satiate your requirements as well as boost your well being.

The following are the benefits that you may expect out of the use of the acai berry supplements:

  • You get more stamina as if you are still in your younger generation.
  • Your digestion process gets improved.
  • Your mental focus is made to be more precise.
  • You can enjoy a sound sleep.
  • You get the essential nutrients from the fruit.
  • The acai berry supplements are endowed with a higher level of protein as contrasted with that of the egg.
  • The superfood is compacted with a better quantity of lipids that supply the energy that your body requires for the entire day.
  • You reap out all the vitamins and minerals which you would look for in any multi-vitamin merchandise.
  • The acai berry supplement enhances your sexual drive and performance.
  • It combines Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C in one product.
  • Its antocyanine content is thirty three times higher than that of the red wine grape.
  • Any digestive problems are eased out because of the fiber content that the superfood supplement has.

Two of the most essential fatty acids, the Omega 9 or Oleic acid and the Omega 6 or Linoleic acids are fused into the superfood supplement. They are responsible in the maintenance of the good cholesterol and the reduction of the bad cholesterol.

The antioxidant content manipulates the normal level of the cholesterol in the body. It likewise regulates the normal level of the blood sugar.

Blood circulation, solution to the diseases, injury, and recuperation are all brought about by the medical properties embodied into the fruit.

It cleanses the body so the toxins are flushed away.

Nevertheless, the acai berry supplement is regarded as a nutritive and healthy option. The products are greatly sold in the market and are easy to purchase. When it comes to your health, you must be sure that you would never go wrong.

By: Robert Melkonyan

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