Organic Companies … who have been bought out! STOP GMO!

Take a few minutes to look at this website .. Unfortunately a lot of organic farmers have been bought out by bigger organizations and are now donating money to avoid getting GMO food labels put on our foods. If you want to know what your feeding your self and your loved ones fight to get GMO labeling put on our food. California was SO close to getting these GMO labels on there food but some how after MONSANTO spent 46 million dollars to campaign against this the voters miraculously changed their minds. Many people questioned why Monsanto would spend all of this money to simply avoid GMO labeling after they said it was perfectly safe and have nothing to hide. HMMM … they must have something to hide if they are going to spend 46 MILLIONS DOLLARS to make sure it does not happen!!! The sad thing is were not even asking these companies to stop genetically modifying food, all were simply asking is to just label it so that consumers can know what they are putting into their body and have a CHOICE!

http://ecochildsplay.com/2012/08/22/ca-prop-37-which-organic-companies-dont-support-gmo-labeling/
– please try to support the farmers that did support the GMO labeling – we all need to work together.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ocean-robbins/monsanto-prop-37_b_2088934.html

Do something about it .. SPEAK UP & TAKE A STAND.

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Im back :)

Sorry I have been MIA for ohh about a week and a half.
I recently went on the holistic holiday at sea – which was AMAZE!! 🙂 I heard Dr. Colin Campbell ( author of the china study – READ IT and producer of Forks Over Knives – http://www.tcolincampbell.org ), Dr. Neal Barnard ( beyond brilliant and is so educated on so many topics – http://www.nealbarnard.org ), Christina Pirello ( Famous Chef and star on Christina Cooks http://www.christinacooks.com ), along with many many more! We were suppose to be lucky enough to hear Dr. Esselstyn but unfortunately he could not make it ( author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and producer of Forks over Knvies – http://www.heartattackproof.com). I learned so incredibly much throughout the week and I cannot wait to share it all with you. I will be starting to make daily post about all of this great info starting … TOMORROW 🙂

Oh .. I have started making some immediate changes in my diet since the cruise. I have completely given up any sugar (why you might ask? this will be included in some of my upcoming post). This includes :
-brown rice syrup
-honey
-agave
-maple syrup
– FRUIT 😦
anything and everything!
You would honestly be amazed how many things include sugar in them, its quite disturbing actually.

I have also have given up any baked goods. Their really is no nutritional value in anything baked and it dries out your intestines to the max!
This includes:
bread ( even ezekiel – by the way if any of you love bread make sure you eat ezekiel its 100% sprouted and is actually made with flours that contain nutrients )
bagels
crackers
any baked goods ( no cookies 😦 even the healthy vegan oil free ones – wahh).

I started this on Sunday the day after I got back and to be honest it really has not been too bad. I dont know if its just because I ate so healthy before, OR if my body is just so happy I am not feeding it anymore of this crap. Either way im just glad im not super crabby b/c i thought i would be going through sugar withdrawal!

Heres what I ate today :

1 cup of hot water with the juice of 1/4 a lemon ( I have been doing this every morning as soon as I wake up since sunday and I swear its amazing! I feel so good and my skin looks good because of it too! This helps to detoxify your liver)

Breakfast:
Brown Rice Oatmeal
1/2 cup of brown rice with almond milk to taste
( I make my own homemade almond milk – so easy! plus it doesnt have any of those gross chemicals or additives. will post soon!)
Warmed it up in on the stove
Then added
1 tbsp flax meal
1 tbsp almonds (chopped)
1 tbsp walnuts ( chopped)
cinnamon to taste

Lunch :
Swiss Chard Wrap ( usually I make these with collard greens but swiss chard was at the market – taste the same to me! )
– 1 swiss chard leaf
– 2 Tbsp hummus
– white onion
– carrots ( chopped)
– sprouts
– avocado
– adzuki beans
– spinach

1/2 a sweet potato

Snack :
10 almonds
10 walnuts
1/2 cucumber and 2 tbsp hummus

Dinner :
1 BIG Portobello mushroom cap ( seasoned with garlic and 2 tsp wheat-free tamari)
1/2 cup mixed greens – bok choy, mustard greens, and kale
1/2 cups mixed beans – adzuki and cannellini
1 cup of veggie soup ( just veggie broth, thyme, carrots, tomato, cannellini beans, white onion, and sweet potato – compliments of my mama!)

Snack :
6 almonds
6 walnuts
1/2 cup almond milk with cocoa powder and maca

So as you can see im compensating the no sugar for more nuts .. i am not thrilled about this but as the month goes on I think I will chill out a little bit on the nuts ( at least I hope lol).

Exercise Routine today :

Resistance Training
•Good Mornings 4×20
•Kickback with Ankle Weights on Stability Ball 5×15
•Barbell Squat with Legs Wide Spread Apart 4×15
•Step-up with Dumbbell or Cables 4×15
•Glute Bridge with Plate 4×20
•Obliques on Cable 4×12
•Hanging leg raises 3×20

Cardio
•25 Min HIIT on Stair Master

Hope everyone had a great day!

Greens on Greens on Greens

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Spinach, Kale, Collard Greens, Swiss Chard – take your pick! They all offer tons of nutritional value to your diet.

Lets start with SPINACH ..
This superfood is fab! Extremely low in calories but packed to the max with vitamins. One cup of this nutrient-dense food contains more than your daily requirements of Vitamin K and more than half for Vitamin A. It contains quite a bit of Vitamin C, Folate, and Manganese as well. It’s also a good source of dietary fiber, iron, and potassium. Amazingly enough, it is very rich in health-promoting phytonutrients such as carotenoids and flavonoids that help protect you through the power of antioxidants. Therefore, these two phytonutrients make spinach an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antioxidant rich plant. So go on and add it to your daily diet – your body will thank you. 🙂

How can I include this in my diet?
EASY! All you have to do is go to your local grocery store and buy a fresh or frozen package of it.
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Spinach does contains the most nutrients when it is eaten raw, just for the heads up!

-Add it to your smoothies/juices.
http://theglitterguide.com/2011/07/15/healthy-and-delicious-smoothie-recipes/

-Make a delicious salad.
http://lowfatveganchef.com/restaurant-worthy-raw-vegan-strawberry-pecan-spinach-salad/

-Suatee it with some mushrooms, olive oil, and garlic.

-boil it ( quick and easy!)

More on a different green coming soon – stay tuned & healthy 🙂