Thursday, September 18, 2014

Acid of The Mind

Alkalizing Is Not Just about Food

For my fourth day of juicing, I used a little too much red lentil hummus--but these new non-garbanzo hummuses (hummi?) are delicious!

A Busy Day

It was a super busy and full day, and I completed a couple projects I've dragged out too long. But, I didn't pay enough specific attention to alkalizing and "drank" too much red lentil hummus and not enough SuperGreens. My weight plateaued and I felt less hydrated. A bad day? No. Could have been more alkalizing? Yes.

My attention to juicing slipped. The day was alkalizing but the juicing was less so, and reminds me that it isn't just about the food: We eat alkalizing foods because of our intentions. This will continue until it becomes a solid HABIT.

Call to Action!

What are you deciding on today?
Make that decision and cut off everything else.

For me, today I decide to hydrate with SuperGreens.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Three Alkalizing Juice Fast Days

Decisions Make All The Difference

This alkalizing SuperGreens juice fast seems to be "easier" than past ones...

Figuring out why might help others, but sometimes it's hard to understand it when you're right in the middle of things.

However, it feels like it helps to decide anew every day: "Today, I'm juice fasting."
No expectations, no pressure, no worrying for the future or for a specific outcome other than taking juice (okay, and some edamame hummus!).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Alkaline Juice Fasting Results - Day 2

Day Two Way Better Than Expected!

I was pretty much thinking I might cave in to some bacon, but on my morning walk I decided to decide on continuing my Alkalarian juice fast, and I'm glad I did. Almost every symptom diminished or went away--not to say they won't be back if/as I continue, but it was nice not to have so many food cravings.
"A true decision involves cutting off every  other possibility."

Here's what helped the cravings today:

  • Continued LL Chromium/ Vanadium
  • Continued SuperGreens
  • Eating 2 tablespoons three times in the day of edamame hummus (see pic below)
I know this might be cheating, sort of, but the hummus was not chickpeas/garbanzo beans, which are slightly acidic. No, they were this wonderful creation I found in a mainstream grocery store: edamame hummus
Soy beans (edamame) are very alkaline--maybe less so when processed a bit, bit it was delicious, my digestive system didn't have to work to hard since it was pureed, and the taste was terrific.
I highly recommend this jewel of a food and plan to use it again today and continue my juice fast.

Happy Alkalizing!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Alkalizing Juice Fasting Results

The Alkalizing Green Vegetable Juicing Results Are In

"Symptoms" of Juicing and Detoxing

  • Less bloated feeling
  • Slight headache several times during the day
  • Craved bacon for a little while
  • Tongue felt "weird"
  • Increased focus (working on blog and other alkalizing activities)

Cravings Relief

Ok, I craved bacon but also I craved the desire to look around at food in my kitchen. I always caught myself though, and I turned this into a reminder to do one of three things:
  1. Make or Drink more SuperGreens
  2. Put a few drops of Chromium/Vanadium under my tongue
  3. Get back to working on the blog

Call to Action!

If you're having trouble staying on an Alkalarian Journey, turn triggers for "relapse" into "reminders" to do something alkalizing.

And here's the link to the Chromium/Vanadium drops, which helped me with reducing cravings:
LL Chromium / Vanadium

Sunday, September 14, 2014

One Day "Cleanse" = One Day Juice Fast

I'm taking Tony Robbins' advice and deciding to master this plateau...
No Quitting, No Stressing


Mastering a plateau means following the successful example of someone who's done this before me. A person who exemplifies good health, balance, distinctions of knowledge about health, and shares their insights and example willingly.

I can take my pick from these four strong Alkalarian candidates:
Anthony Robins

Rosalina Hom

Shelly Redford Young & Dr. Robert Young

Action Plan?

So, my plan of action is to take a one-day SuperGreens fast and see how it goes. I expect my acidic patterns will make me feel bored and tempt me to eat. I will be working on my alkalizing blog most of the day, so that will help me stay reminded. I will also listen to positive music and use LL Chromium/Vanadium to balance any acidic food cravings. I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow and see if another day of juicing is in the cards!

Summary of Helps

(PS: Just so you know, I haven't talked to these guys and they aren't endorsing me or anything like that... They are simply some role models of mine, and I'm sharing that fact here.)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Take Heart During Alkalarian Plateaus

I think I've reached an Alkalarian Plateau: A little tired again, no additional weight loss, a few acidic "slips..." What to do?

A plateau is a time period in which you're working just as hard as ever, but your progress slows or stops (momentarily). There are three responses to plateaus, and I talk about them briefly.

Tony Robbins Discusses Plateaus (#tonytalk)

  • The Dabbler Quits
  • The Stresser Panics
  • The Master Seeks Clues for Success

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Beautiful Dawn

It's a beautiful September 11th morning...

I'll let the video and photographs speak for themselves today...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wishing, Hoping, Avoiding, Taking Action

It's a drizzling early morning...

Lots of acid in my environment in the past few days, and I used a combination of wishing, hoping, avoiding, and taking action.

Guess Which One Worked Better Than The Others?

Ummmm... that'd be the taking action option. But you probably saw that coming!

The action that helped me the most this week so far? Meditation

Click the photo of Buddha below to go to the best online meditation system I know of:
The Wild Divine

Monday, September 8, 2014

Cigarette Smoking and Alkalizing?

There's no way around... cigarette smoking is acidic.
But there's no way around the fact that quitting smoking is HARD.

Just Drink SuperGreens?

Well, when I was a smoker, I drank a lot of alkalizing SuperGreens to cleanse and balance me out, and while that didn't empty my lungs and blood of noxious cigarette toxins, I think it helped me some. I guess I aspire to be a purist, but I'm in Generation X, and we are, at the heart most things, practical.
So, I have these two questions:
  • Is smoking and using SuperGreens the best thing? No
  • Is smoking and using SuperGreens while you smoke or try to quit smoking better than just smoking? I think YES!

So, Attention All Smokers:

  • You are welcome here.
  • You will not be shamed.
  • Any step you take toward alkalizing is a GOOD thing.

Have You Decided to Quit?

If you haven't, that's fine... you know the pros and cons. But if you have decided and it's just really hard, then get this book immediately (I used the audio version):
Easy Way to Stop Smoking

And here's the link for ordering delicious SuperGreens:
Would love to hear any comments, either below or by email!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Salad for Breakfast!?

Yes! Wake up, Americans and anybody else who eats like us ;)

We don't have to eat pastry and other acidic, sugary breakfast foods. It's conditioning that makes you want that. Try a salad for breakfast one day instead, and see what happens.
It's so much better for you!

© Depositphoto / fxquadro

Call to Action!

1. Prepare a salad this afternoon or evening to eat tomorrow morning

2. Suggestion: Use lettuce or greens, bell peppers (any color), tomato, cucumber, olive oil, Liquid Aminos or light soy sauce, and one sprinkle topping (e.g., shredded cheese, sliced almonds, etc.)

You'll have more time today on the weekend, and it'll be ready for you in the morning after you wake up (and before any acid can talk you out of it!)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Early Weight Loss While Alkalizing!

A little unexpected early result:

Four pounds of weight loss after alkalizing for two weeks! :)

This is despite a super busy week!

Need some help with acidic food cravings?

Now, I try not to "hawk" or push products too much here, but I do know that when you start your Alkalarian transition, sugar and/or (i.e., acid) cravings can kick in and feel real problematic.

One of the InnerLight products that can help, though, is LL Chromium/Vanadium:
LL Chromium Vanadium

Chromium helps the insulin metabolize fat, turn protein into muscle, and convert sugar into energy. The two minerals together also play an important role in lowering LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol. Put 3-6 drops under your tongue 3-4 times a day, and it can give you a little decrease in acid cravings that'll help you out.

If you're looking for a "weight loss bundle" from InnerLight products, I highly recommend purchasing the LL Chromium/Vanadium along with the CornerStone Bundle for an great alkalizing start to your journey.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

An Alkalizing Sunrise

It's a great day for alkalizing!

Your physical environment supports acid or alkalizing almost as much as any food you eat (or don't eat).
Today, I started earlier than usual because the sunrise was so peculiarly bright and orange (even though it doesn't show that well in the video!).

It's supposed to be another busy day, but I've DECIDED to take ALKALIZING ACTIONS!
You can, too!

Call to Action!

  • Look for ways to observe and notice alkalizing things in nature after you read this.
  • Post what you notice in the comments below for all of us to become inspired.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Alkalarian Self-Care: Biking

It's a hot, humid, great holiday end to the long weekend that I'm finishing with a rhythmic, moving activity that helps promote breathing, movement of lymph, mindfulness and general good health: Biking
Minneapolis is a very bike-friendly community, and there are lots of alkalizing-promoting bike trails along creeks, lakes, bike boulevards spaced regularly throughout neighborhoods, and Nice Ride (a non-profit bike sharing system sponsored by HealthPartners insurance company).

Other Self-Care

This is a quick post, but I wanted to follow-up with more self-care inspirations. I made a quick, highly alkalizing salad (except for one tiny ingredient, which I'll explain):
I used organic mixed greens, heirloom cherry tomatoes, cucumber, celery, organic green peppers (red peppers would also work well), olive oil, and Bragg's Liquid Aminos.
Ummmm... I also sprinkled a little mozzarella cheese on this salad. While cheese isn't alkalizing by itself, I still more than followed Dr. Robert Young's rule that 80%+ of a meal should be uncooked and alkaline.
It was delicious!