Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Rocket Fuel Libido Juice






Rocket Fuel Libido Juice
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5 Carrots
1 inch Ginger Root
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Best cold pressed! (1 Serving)
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Before you go reaching for a little blue pill give Rocket Fuel Libido Juice a try.  You can literally feel it work within 20 minutes and if you add it to your daily routine, you’ll feel like a 16 year old again!  The combination of carrot and ginger helps to reduce the cause of Erectile Dysfunction!
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Ginger: Helps to increase dilation in blood vessels and improve circulation.  According to the “Physicians’ Desk Reference for Herbal Medicines,” the active compounds in ginger are gingerol, shogaol and zingiberene. Gingerol compounds have been shown to have positive effect on blood vessels health! .
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Carrot: Helps to treat erectile dysfunction because low potassium level and reduced level of Vitamin E are associated with the advent of ED. The constriction of blood vessels that hamper the smooth circulation of blood can also be one of the reasons behind this condition. A diet rich in potassium and vitamin E can help to fight these issues and carrots contain significant amounts of potassium and Vitamin E. Drinking carrot juice is a concentrated way to help to supplement your diet with these vitamins,reducing the effects of ED. Antioxidants in carrots also slow down the aging process which help in age-related erectile dysfunction.
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Eat well.  Live Well. Play Hard. Naturally!
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Friday, February 21, 2020

Individuality in Holistic Nutrition


The more I relate nutrition to individuality the more it’s evident that there is always an exception to every rule and an argument for every study. It’s forced me to adapt how I apply nutrition to the individual.  While one person may be able to smoke and drink to live to 101 another may succumb to disease at 35 to that lifestyle. I truly believe to each their own when it comes to nutrition.  The key is for people to take accountability for how their body is reacting to their lifestyle.  If you have no complaints then what you are doing is producing health!  If you’re complaining or there are symptoms to disease developing then you need to use nutrition to adapt your lifestyle to alleviate the results of your current lifestyle. 

After a year and a half of trying to reduce the fat I put on my mid section during my pregnancy, I realized that my high-carb, low-fat, low-protein plantbased lifestyle wasn’t producing the immediate results I needed to feel better. Carrying extra weight causes issues for me with my hip so in order to reduce my pain levels and help with my mobility, I needed to lose at least 6% of my body fat. Along with changes to my physical therapy and fitness routines, I would need to change my nutrition to a restrictive diet for a short course of time. I tried doing plant based low carb but the amount of soy that I would have to eat would not be good for my long term health since my family has a history of estrogen based cancer. While reducing the fat on my body is for health, I always have to take into consideration genetics. After doing research on different types of protein and what diseases they’re linked to, I decided that an 8 week course of:

   1. adding egg; 3 times a week
   2. soy protein; 2x a week 
   3. vegetables high in proteins 

This change to my nutrition, as well as reducing my carbs, would still keep my risk levels of developing disease low, produce the desired result with the nutrition and hopefully not add any inflammation to my body.  

Now I completely understand the backlash I may receive for my choice not to be completely plantbased in my nutrition!  I only added eggs and no dairy or any other animal product which I don’t feel has any relation to the development of cancer and disease, if only consumed 3 times a week. As someone who has lost 100Lbs twice and recently 41 pounds I can tell you my focus is human health and well-being through nutrition and lifestyle. 

I am 8 weeks into the manipulation of my nutrition and changing my fitness routines. I have completely controlled my nutrition by not eating out. I know exactly what I’m eating with zero variables except for what I prepare. I have reduced my body fat by 6% and have lost 14 pounds. While I am seeing the weight loss results and do feel lighter on my joints, I am starting to see an increase in my inflammation.  I am starting to have issues with my mobility and pain so now that I’ve accomplished my immediate health issue, I will need to manipulate my nutrition back to completely plantbased to help combat my current issues because that is the only way for me to achieve improvement. 

     I’m very fortunate to have amazing doctors who work with me to slowly work on what we can do see improvements where we can make them using east meets west!  What’s most notable for me during this is how easily we can control our health by using nutrition and holistic means. We truly are what we eat and our health is definitely in our hands, we just have to do the work. 

Friday, February 7, 2020

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger



Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger
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2 cups cooked/mashed sweet potato 
1 cup cooked unsalted black beans, rinsed and well drained 
1 - 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup finely chopped Walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup finely diced green onion
2 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper (to taste)
1 tsp Liquid Smoke 
1 tsp Chipotle Powder
2 Tsp Maple Syrup (optional | for added sweetness)
1/2 cup Walnut Meal
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Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
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Prep: Bake Sweet Potatoes at 400 for 30 minutes and Cook Brown Rice at the same time. Each take approximately 30 minutes to make.  Once the potatoes are cooked reduce oven to 375 degrees.
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Mash the black beans and sweat potatoes together well, then mix in the remainder of the ingredients. If the mixture is too wet add more Walnut meal. It should be a little moist but able to hold how you mold it.
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Lightly grease a baking sheet with expelled coconut oil and line a 1/4 cup measuring cup with plastic wrap. Fill the measuring cup with mixture and pack down, then lift out and transfer to the baking sheet and gently press down to form burgers. The thinner the burger, the faster they’ll cook. A gentle press worked fine.
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Bake burgers for a total 30-45 minutes, flip carefully 20 minutes in for even cooking. Bake them longer for a firmer and drier texture. Mine were perfect at 40 minutes!
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Serve on a whole wheat bun with endless topping options!  I went with a spicy sweet JalapeƱo Mustard, Lettuce, Tomatoes, avocado and marinated red peppers!
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This is a very versatile recipe. You can leave out the Maple Syrup and add some Green Curry Paste and top with Cilantro and Onions for a spicy burger or add the Maple Syrup and take out the chipotle Powder for a sweeter burger. Use this as a base recipe and make all types of delicious plant based burgers!
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Effort

My body went from effortlessly walking about. Capable, defying flexibility & dynamic motion. I could do anything physical, would work out & play sports with ease. In an instant, of unfortunate timing, I was struck by a car while riding my bike. 

Effortless because extreme effort. My biggest challenge. Simply walking. I was always very physical and now just the simple motion of walking takes extreme effort and work. My left leg, I’ve been able to modify my movements with the support of the right leg so it works like a pendulum because I can’t feel it, it only produces pain in motion & cause & affect issues because I’m swinging my leg to walk instead of pushing off the ground.  My ankle will drop if I truly don’t pay attention to my motions. 

Effort. Every movement. Using my fast brain to literally study my every movement to see if I can do anything to reduce the amount of pain, increase my mobility & decrease the effort it takes to walk.  I have to manipulate my nutrition to control the inflammation and use soaking and heating as well. I’ve slowly found ways to improve then hit plateaus. Sometimes I slip and don’t mind my motions and it sets me back a bit. The one thing that never changes is the effort it’s taking to try to make it effortless.  

It’s truly amazing how you can repair the body & push through to continue to see improvement with effort. Really gives me the strength to keep trying because I think the minute I sit down & stop putting in the effort  is the minute my body will lock up & I’ll loose it all. I guess it’s living the dream because although it’s a struggle I’ve turned it into a positive & a better understanding of the human body & psyche! Using nutrition, mental & physical therapy, nerve therapy & excercise to repair the problems & make improvements as much as possible with THC & CBD to help take the edge off instead of pharmaceuticals. 

The one thing that has made it easier to continue to put forth such effort is eliminating the need for people to understand or know my pain. It doesn’t matter & I no longer need others to validate what I know exists & removing that part of the effort has allowed me to hyper focus on treating myself. I find that seems to be a huge road block for people who suffer from pain issues or hidden handicaps, the effort into convincing people about what they feel, limitations and needs. That’s the part of the human psyche that needs the effort to be towards a change in perspective. Knowing your effort & focus on getting better is the only validation you need to spark the ability to thrive & feel better by making the effort to improve & reduce pain to work towards becoming effortless. 


“Those times when you get up early and you work hard; those times when you stay up late and you work hard; those times when you don’t feel like working — you’re too tired, you don’t want to push yourself — but you do it anyway. That is actually the dream. That’s the dream. It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. And if you guys can understand that, what you’ll see happen is that you won’t accomplish your dreams, your dreams won’t come true, something greater will.” - Kobe Bryant