Red salmon & food energetics

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My boys brought home some beautiful winter king salmon – to my my great excitement because it was a lifting day for me, yay 😀 – and WOW, the ways I could go on about the benefits of this fish. I have to emphasize to my AK friends how blessed we are to have the opportunity to eat this incredible dish so readily.

Red Salmon facts –

* The best muscle building food you can get your hands on, it trumps red meat ANY day.

* That red orange color is Omega 3 fatty acid – this is extremely important for overall but especially BRAIN health. You need Omega 3’s. Period.

* Fish intelligence

Ancient knowledge tells us that we take on the properties, both physical, vibrational and mental, of what we eat. Native Americans prized deer meat because of the stealth, demeanor and intelligence of the animal. Even in todays world where we are so consciously disconnected to our natural hunting and gathering senses, you can still see the subconscious mind working on our behalf to enable us in our daily endeavors.

For example, business men especially, and those in other such ‘cut-throat high pressure’ jobs, tend to be drawn towards eating beef because of the stubbornness/bullheadedness of cattle. Buisness men subconsciously know that they need such energies/qualities to succeed in their careers.

The more we learn about fish, the more we learn just how complex the communication methods are between fish and fish schools. There is still much to learn about these animals, but it is safe to say that they are extremely intelligent, and that when we eat fish we are not just benefiting from the Omega 3’s ( how amazing is nature, right? ), we’re taking on their energetic properties as well.

This is no coincidence, we see this phenomenon in nature consistently. The avocado is so beneficial for healthy uterine function, (it’s actually been recommended that pregnant women consume 2 -3 avocados per day ) and what do they look like? A womb. Right?

Tomatoes have lycopene ( which btw the old saying is that we must cook the tomato to get 5 x the lycopene, but new research shows that we can BLEND the tomato for 5 x the lycopene! YAY for raw foodies! But i digress… ) that is very beneficial for the heart, and what does it look like? A heart. It is said by raw foodies everywhere that tomato is not only good for the physical heart, but the heart energy we carry.

At the end of the day, some people are interested in food energetics, and some aren’t.

For those that are, here is my advice: It’s all about listening to your body. The world of nutritional advice can be so confusing, Right? A good healthy habit to practice – meditation.

Quiet your mind, forget what you’re told you should and shouldn’t eat, and listen to your body. Our minds can be tricked, and our minds can over think anything, but our bodies by design are never wrong!

Happy healthy eating all!

The Fat Myth and Stopping Cravings

We all know the deal – trying to loose weight? Avoid ALL fat. Low fat this, low fat that. Right? Wrong! I’m here to tell you that weight loss just got a lot funner, easier, and TASTIER!

Truly, this isn’t new information; it’s been proven first in the infamous ten year Nurses Study ( though these results have had many spin-offs ) and again in every factual fat study conducted since that time.

The truth is that eating a diet full of fats is healthy for many peopleand actually even essential! That’s why omega 3’s and omega 6’s are deemed essential fatty acids ( found oily fish and oils such as fish, krill, flax and hemp ), they are crucial for healthy cognitive functioning and emotional health, as well as prevention from Alzheimers disease and dementia.

While I’m not saying that everyone should be on high fat diets ( as bio-individuals we all have different carb/fat needs ) I do want to stress just how important it is not to leave them out of the equation. For any of you on weight loss journeys, it’s also important for you to know that as long as you consume low fat dairy products you will not be able to loose the weight. It’s really backwards from what we’re taught, so we need to simply adjust our perception of fat.

Not only are low fat foods unhealthy because of their fake and toxic ingredients, but when you eat a food that has been stripped of it’s natural fats, your body will know that something is missing and thus you will experience unstoppable cravings that usually manifest in the form of  sweets and CARBS! Now, carbs are good, but not in excess. Also, low fat/high carb diets create low LDL and high triglycerides, which is the proven causes of heart disease. You want to find that right balance, which varies from person to person. Experiment and see what feels right; whatever feels right is what will stick.

So for any of you who would like clarification on just which fats are healthy, I will make a list below. ( Note: not ALL of these fats will be right for you. As I said, you will have to experiment for yourself, but at least this gives you a reliable ballpark range to work within. I will also narrow it down for you by putting the fats into blood type categories, meaning if you know your blood type you will have an idea of which fats will probably tend to be a better fit for your body. )

Be sure that all the oils and fats you purchase are unadulterated, meaning organic when possible, and raw or unrefined ( with the exception of peanuts, which should not be eaten raw because of harmful bacterias that occur during growth ). It is especially important when purchasing fish oils that you are buying organic and from a reputable brand. Here are two fish oils I personally use and trust. photo-12

Type O: Linseed ( flaxseed ) oil, cod liver oil, sesame oil, coconut oil in moderation, oily fish, krill oil ( should avoid dairy fats ) raw almonds/butter, pumpkin seeds, raw walnuts/butter, raw macadamia nuts/butter.

Type A: Linseed ( flaxseed ) oil, olive oil, coconut oil, cod liver oil, hemp oil/butter ( should avoid dairy fats ) all raw nuts/butters.

Type B: Olive oil, coconut oil in moderation, generally does well with quality dairy products ( cultured butter, yogurt, cheese, raw milk, kefir ), cod liver oil, fish oil, oily fish, hemp oil/butter, linseed ( flaxseed ) oil, raw almonds/butter, raw macadamia nuts/butter, raw pecans/butter, raw walnuts/butter.

Type AB: Olive oil, cod liver oil, fish oil, krill oil, linseed ( flaxseed ) oil, hemp oil/butter, peanuts/peanut butter, raw walnuts/butter, raw almonds/butter, raw macadamia nuts/butter, pistachios/butter.

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For more information on blood types check out Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s book Eat Right For Your Type.  It provides credible information and guidelines, though I for one believe that bio-individuality goes even farther than the four types. It’s certainly a concept that’s fun to play around with though, and many, many people have extreme successes with their health by implementing this as a lifestyle.

Don’t give up just yet! It takes many tries to find the one way that works!

And don’t forget – have fun with your healthy living adventures!