What Is Vitamin B For? – A Quick Reference Guide
Article by Michael Tibus
Michael Tibus has been working in the medical field as an EMT for the last 16 years and has been a consultant for the health and wellness firm, Immunotec, since October 2008. As an EMT, he enjoys studying the human body and has found how it can repair itself in an amazing way when given the right nutrients. His goal as an EMT is to provide proper and prompt medical care prior to a patient going to the hospital. His goal as a health and wellness consultant is to educate you regarding ways to ensure that your health reaches an optimum level so that your chances of ever having to visit a hospital are dramatically reduced. Learn more about ways to improve your health by visiting the website http://www.betterhealthconsultants.com. If you would like to comment other health articles please visit http://blog.the2in1initiative.com.
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Breakfast with Barry Gourmet & Raw
Image by Barry Gourmet and Raw For one and takes only 3 to 10 minutes to make this Breakfast or meal at any time of the day. Breakfast with Barry Gourmet & Raw: Written by Barry Gourmet & Raw © Copyright August 24 2011 In my previous article ,I wrote about the Earth Kitchen and what it is? And how do you set up your Earth Kitchen as well . I also talked about Juicing for life ,and how to make the juices more delicious for your taste buds. I also talked about the benefits of Juicing to the body and about what to do with the left over fibers from your juice machine. In this article I will talk about Earths Plant Based Diets,Longevity,the Blue Zones,and the importance of moving your body.I say moving your body, I do not use the word exercise. You may be surprised that I do not think of Breakfast in the modern traditional kind of way. Most every person on and off line, including Authority sites will say “ You must eat a big breakfast to keep you going through out the day” or something like that. Really? We are being told that to stay healthy one should never skip breakfast , and one should always have their largest meal of the day in the morning upon rising. For a long time I thought this way as well, until I happen to connect the dots ,with a little research and a bit of common sense. Studies coming out of Japan , have found just the opposite to be true regarding the idea of having your breakfast the biggest meal of the day. Their findings show,that the largest meal should actually be at lunch time and not breakfast and this is what their research tells us. When you sleep , your body is actually FASTING, and this is the time that your immune system is doing its work to repair your body. Plus your digestive organs have a well deserved rest. Also at the time of sleep ,your body is becoming very dehydrated (Losing Water) as much as one quart of water for some people just through respiration .Just through your breathing where carbon dioxide ,and water are expelled from your body it can all add up after 7 or 8 hours of sleep. So when you do wake up there are 2 things that need to be addressed? You are dehydrated so you need water , at least one glass full or something liquid that hydrates your body first thing in the morning . But most people run for the coffee and this addictive habit actually makes matters worse for you by dehydrating your bodies internal system ,taking even more water out of your body. This alone with the caffeine fix will tax your adrenal glands and contribute to an acid environment in your body. I know most people do not want to hear this but body water hydration through out the day is one of the best things you can do for losing excess weight .Drinking enough water and high water content foods like fresh fruits and vegetables will give you more vibrant energy carried forward into the day. It works for me and it can work for you as well. The second point is during our waking hours in the early morning we are technically still in our FAST. So by eating a heavy starchy breakfast we are abruptly breaking this fast, and that puts a heavy demand on our digestion system ,especially if you are rushed for work in the morning. A heavy cooked breakfast , that is lacking in life giving enzymes,high in refined sugars and caffeine, Gluten Grains,with animal proteins in excess will actually take a very long time to digest properly before your next meal. This kind of breakfast will make the transit time in your body normally very long, especially if you live a sedentary life style like I did at one time in my life. When you compound this problem in days then weeks then months or even years of habit then things can start to go very wrong. Strange unexplained symptoms, moodiness,possible brain fog, constipation, insomnia,joint pain,lethargy and so on that I have experienced in the distant past,can occur. And to day I have lived pain free for years , and have never looked back. I know this because I used to be there more than 2 decades ago, and it took some time for me to figure it out ,plus a strong will to learn about what is really going on out there,in regards to nutrition, studies of how other people are living, and coupled with my own experience with health and wellness. Now we know why a Breakfast in the morning should be a light one .And,we know now that our breakfast should be very high in water content with out the stimulants,and heavy starches and excess animal fat and protein. We know now that our breakfast should be nutritionally dense and loaded with natures minerals and vitamins that only a mostly raw Whole Food Plant Based diet can provide. A breakfast with all its natural anti oxidants and life giving plant enzymes intake. To recap, you are still technically fasting your body at waking hours in the morning and you are dehydrated from loss of water through your 6 to 8 hours sleep and respiration, so what is a good breakfast for you ,to take care of this phenomenon? For me I go for what ever is fresh and available with out making things to complicated. My breakfast will only take between 10 to 15 minutes of my time and it is very simple as you can see from the photo. I did not even record the ingredients as I usually make my breakfast on the spot, and it usually comes out tasty and satisfying with out any digestive problems to myself what so ever. Since I made this breakfast a few days ago at the time of this writing I will base the ingredients on my recollection and the photo presented. Because I live on a tropical island named Phuket located near the southern end of the country Thailand my selection of ingredients are very large and diverse.I also enjoy many exotic local organic fruits and vegetables, plus a few western natural whole foods to add for more variety and taste to my food presentations. Ingredients: Fresh Wedges of Mandarine Orange ,Organic Apple pieces,Papaya pieces,Pineapple Pieces,Desiccated Coconut, Cold Pressed Coconut Oil with some fresh coconut meat and water, 2 lime wedges, Bee Pollen, Fresh assortment of leafy green herbs,Sprouted Almond nuts, Sprouted Walnut,Fresh grated Ginger Root, or Ginger powder for the tart taste, a bit of Ground Cinnamon and a touch of Raw unfiltered Honey with Bee Pollen. I may have added a dash of green Super Foods such as Spirulina, Chlorella,or some Grass Powder like Wheat Grass,or Barley Grass. Often I may even add hydrated soaked seaweed to the breakfast for my minerals and essential iodine. The beverage is Coconut water with Lime Juice, a dash of Organic Cold Pressed Apple Cider Vinegar with a little bit of Stevia or Raw Honey to bring down and neutralize the bite and sourness of the Lime and Apple Cider. You will notice in the photo that not to much liquid is consumed at the meal. The reason for this is simple as the digestive enzymes released by your Pancreas does a better job with your food chewed well mixed into a chyme. Your digestive organs would need to release more enzymes to compete with the additional liquid so drinking between meals is better for your health than drinking a lot at one sitting with your meal. On the napkin is a very delicious and edible Thai Herb called the Thai Olive Branch that I grow in my garden every where in the ground and in clay pots. This Thai and Mediterranean plant ,has a very savory lemony taste and I include it in all my Recipe Photo Shoots. (If you ever find your self out of Lemmon,and you need that citrus taste you can substitute for Thai Olive Leaf.) “ We are only fooling ourselves by believing a glossy photo depicting Nature, is Natural for us in the processed grocery store isle.” Barry Gourmet & Raw Description of Barrys Breakfast at a Glance. From a glance what does this fast and easy to make breakfast offer to you? Taste is very important to me in everything I do, and this is how I can best describe my breakfast to you, seen above in my garden photo shoot. “Crunchy,Soft and Juicy,Tart,Sweet and Sour,Nutty,Savory,and delectable all coming together.” Apple Cider Vinegar in my beverage , will increase the Hydrochloric Acid in your stomach to assist you in your digestion. This hydrating breakfast will stay with you as it is very high in dietary fiber ,with high water content. Bee pollen is Natures Vitamin and Mineral supplement that delivers more than several thousand different enzymes and organic micro nutrients that are not found as much on other foods. Like all natural potent food sources it is a good idea to first start out with small dosages,and later you can increase the amount.And it is always a good idea to rotate your Super foods and even go on and off of them on occasion and by doing this, you have some insurance that you will benefit and get the most Health out of your nutrition. Variety with moderation and complete digestion in the mouth is King for the best assimilation of nutrients from your whole food plant based diet. This breakfast meal supplies essential Omega 3 Fatty Acids from the sprouted almonds and walnut.Sprouting nuts is easy and efficient . Just pour your selected nuts into a glass jar and fill water so that there is about one inch of liquid above the nuts. With out the lid on you can leave the jar over night like this then in the morning ,pour out all the water and rinse the nuts several times with pure water. Then take a plate and place a natural fiber towel over top and spread your nuts over the towel to absorb some of the excess moisture. Fold the ends of the towel over to place them in darkness for a day or even, half a day and you will notice that each nut has enlarged to even twice its size. When they are dry you can place them in your glass jar with the lid secure and store them in your refrigerator. They will keep this way for days. Almonds taste like chocolate on occasion no kidding , I have gotten a lot of surprise comments like this from some of my quests. The medium chain saturated fat from the Coconut Oil and Desiccated Coconut is a Good Fat for your body and helps with the fat soluble vitamins that will be stored in your Liver for later use. Vitamins A, D (D is the sun shine Vitamin Hormone)E, and K are fat soluble. To recap, this breakfast has , Natural Plant Hormones,Oxygen,Phyto Chemicals,bio available Protein, and Enzymes with FIBER that meat does not have. Of course this Breakfast photo above is just loaded with all the water soluble vitamins as well. This breakfast has greens that add Cleansing Chlorophyl (The blood of Plants plus bio available proteins) with all the essential organic minerals. This is a perfect Weight Loss and High Energy breakfast of natures complex carbohydrates ,good fats ,and proteins. This breakfast does not take long to make, so you can enjoy your simple culinary experience with out rushing to work.And you can do as I do by being creative with Natures wonderful foods that truly supply your body with everything it needs to work for your life style. “ If the Cells in your body could talk? What foods would they ask from you, for you to eat?” Barry Gourmet & Raw
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