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Showing posts with label Diet. Show all posts

Friday, December 15, 2017

David Rainoshek Creator of Juice Feasting on Moving Up the Diet Spectrum

David Rainoshek Creator of Juice Feasting on Moving Up the Diet Spectrum

In this article, David Rainoshek shares on moving up the diet spectrum and the inspiration of Ken Wilbur. David Rainoshek is raw foodist and co-creator of

Kevin: If you're maintaining yourself at one stage in spectrum and it becomes stressful, what's your personal experience with that and what do you think is the best way to approach that?

David: Well, this is a non-violent process, which is great. It should be a lot of fun. So if you're really having trouble with the stage that you're at, then you need to be talking with other people that are at that stage and find out what it is that they're doing. Don't try to move any higher than that, necessarily. Just try to figure out how to work it at that stage. Now you might intellectually look up the spectrum of diet a little bit and say, "OK, maybe it's the wheat that I'm eating right now, maybe it's the dairy." Try to start accessing foods that are a higher level. But what you're doing is you're actually finding that your center of gravity moves up. When that center of gravity moves up, you still may access something that's a little bit lower and a little bit higher than where you're at. When your center of gravity is falling, you kind of know where that's at and you should move up.

Kevin: OK, great; I gotcha.

David: The last thing that I want to say about the spectrum of diet is that when you get to these upper levels, I think a mature way of viewing this--and a mature way of viewing it really for anybody is that we're not demonizing any level of the spectrum. I'm not even going to demonize fast food at this point, although we know the realities of it. We just honestly look at what's working at that level and what's not working at that level. It's include and transcend all the way up, and jettison, actually. So you're going to include the good things at one level and then move up. And you're going to jettison the stuff that's not so good. When you're moving from fast-food to Standard American, there's a lot of stuff that you're jettisoning [laughs] and there's not much that you're including. What you're hoping to include from fast-food is convenience, a little bit of convenience, because nobody wants to spend hours in the kitchen, at least most of us don't. And the other thing you want to access is economy. So if you can do that moving into a Standard American Diet..

And with Standard American, what you're capturing is time with your family. Fast-food is really egocentric. You're going in there as, "I want Mexican. I want chicken; I want whatever..." You just go to that restaurant. And if you go into a fast-food restaurant, you'll see a lot of people eating by themselves. It's a very solitary thing. When you move into Standard American, at least there's a possibility that you're eating with your family, you're eating at home. You're eating with more people so you're starting to recapture that.

From there, moving into whole foods, you're leaving behind all the processed stuff that's in your diet and you want more whole foods. It still could be frozen, but maybe it's frozen organic food from one of those producers that's out there. You can get a lot of that kind of food now. And you're saying, "I want more that's in my food and I want less stuff that's allergenic."

So it's an include and transcend kind of thing with some jettisoning. You're jettisoning every level of the spectrum. But I'm not about demonizing any level of the spectrum anymore because every stage in Western society now is important. You've got to recognize the importance of every one of them and move up in a non-violent way where you're not beating yourself up, where it's a really joyful, life-affirming process. So, what is this about? Is this about raw food or is it about health? It's about health, health transforming up through this spiral development or this spectrum of diet- -however you want to look at it-- health at every level of the spectrum. That's what this is about.

Kevin: Talk about Ken Wilbur. Who's Ken Wilbur and what kind of information can...?

David: Yeah. So Ken Wilbur's developed something called the Integral Methodology. He runs something called the Integral Institute. Ken started writing back in the early 1970s; he wrote a book called "The Spectrum of Consciousness." What Ken did is he bridged the gap between east and west. He said, "Well, depending on how dualistic we are, that will determine what kind of approach you need regarding my transformation." So you've got somebody who is really dualistic and they think, "Well, only part of my mind is me and the part of me that I don't like is not me. This body is certainly not me because I don't understand what this thing is doing. The world is definitely not me either. So I draw the line between what I like about myself--that's me--and what I don't like about myself and everything else in the world--that's not me." So that person needs simple counseling..

Then you move from there down to a level, which is where, "OK, all my mind is me, but my body is not me." Then from there--and that requires a certain level of like counseling or spiritual practice to be at that level.

Then you become less dualistic and you say, "My mind and my body are me, but you and the other reality out there is not me." That requires a different set of practices to access that level or to stay at it.

From there, you want to move into what's called unity consciousness. We've all heard about this if we've looked at eastern traditions, or now even like western traditions are talking about this-- actually, have talked about it the whole time. We can talk about that in a minute. But unity consciousness, "My mind is me, my body is me, the world is self also." There's no division between self and other, otherwise known as "big mind," "state of Sumatti," enlightenment, whatever you want to call that. There are practices that you do to access that type of awareness, completely open.

So Freud is going to have you more up at the, "Well, part of me I like and part of me I don't like." The donta or some kind of mystic practice--mystic Judaism, mystic Christianity, mystic Buddhism--whatever it would be--is going to be more of that level of unity consciousness. So now it's not Buddhism against Freud or anything like that, it's where are you at on this spectrum of consciousness. That will determine the practices just like the spectrum of diet, which is why I actually titled this "The Spectrum of Diet," based on Ken's 1973 work "Spectrum of Consciousness."

So from there, Ken said, "You know, we're really partial on a lot of things we're talking about out there." You take modern medicine, for example, since we're talking about health. Modern medicine is not concerned about economics from your standpoint, not at all. Whatever it costs, you've got insurance; you'll have to pay for it. You'll have to mortgage your house or get rid of it or whatever you have to do. They're not concerned about that. Modern medicine is generally not concerned with what's going on in your mind, either. We're just going to treat the body. We don't care what your history is. We've got the knee problem here; we're not concerned with the diet you're eating with regards to your knee. We're not concerned with how you're treating yourself at home in regards to your knee, how you're running, whatever. We're just going to treat this knee and it looks like we need to go in there and cut this sucker open and take some stuff out and stitch some other stuff back together. So modern medicine is a very partial truth; it's only looking at one part of reality.

So Ken's developed an integral model which we don't have time talk about today but you can go to and you can learn all about it. Basically, if we talk very simply about it, you've got four quadrants. One quadrant is the inside of your own mind. What is my internal experience? Then you've got the outside of yourself, which would be considered the body. Now, if we take those two, for example, I can be deeply in love and you hook me up to a machine and you see all these endorphins and everything going on, all the neural transmitters and everything. And you're like, "This guy's in love!" OK, so ask me, "Who am I in love with?" Scientists can't tell you. That's your internal reality. So you've got to take both into account; internal reality and external reality. That's for the individual.

Then there's the internal/external reality for the group. Internal reality for the group is culture, which we're sadly missing out on western society now. Our culture has become McDonald's and going out to the movies and just a bunch of nonsense. That's what gets us the Standard American and fast-food diet. So we've missed out on the culture aspect of things. Our culture, we're kind of homogenizing, but not in a way that's really necessarily positive right now.

Then you've got social issues, so that's another aspect of reality. How is your political system set up? What's your ecological system? How do you run your cars? What's the structure of society?

Now if all four of these things are not taken into account with regards to any subject, then it's going to be a partial truth. You take someone like B. F. Skinner, for example. He was a psychologist and he said, "The only thing I can tell you is what we can observe, what I can see that person doing. Kevin just got up and walked across the room. That's all I can tell you. I don't know why he did it, but we can observe that he did it." Well, that's a really partial truth. There's not much to it. What about the cultural aspects? What about the economic aspects? Maybe he had to go downstairs and pay his hotel bill. Maybe he heard somebody crying outside or something like that. Skinner didn't get into any of that stuff. So it's a partial truth. You see people in psychology, economics, politics, medicine, business, you name it, who are only looking at one aspect of these four quadrants. That's just one aspect of the Integral Methodology that Ken's talking about.

Most people think that whole-foods is the best it gets. "There's a few crazy folks out there who eat vegetarian, but I mean, come on, you really can't get all your nutrition from a vegetarian diet. Raw foods--I don't even know who those people are; forget it." Most people don't even know about those upper levels of the spectrum. So to actually recount nutrition in terms of the spectrum of diet that there are these legitimate, healthy practices all the way up, that have benefits all the way through, and if it's all possible, will really open up people's minds. It gives a map of nutrition that we badly, badly need.

A lot of us have been talking about it and talking around it for a long time. So in a way, what I'm talking about is nothing new. But putting it together in a transformative methodology like this, called The Spectrum of Diet, is really going to help a lot of people, I think.

Kevin Gianni the host of Renegade Health Show - a fun and informative daily health show that is changing the perception of health across the world. His is an internationally known health advocate, author, and film consultant. He has helped thousands and thousands of people in over 21 countries though online health teleseminars about abundance, optimum health and longevity. He is also the creator and co-author of "The Busy Person's Fitness Solution."

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dr. Robert Young, Creator of the PH Miracle Diet

Dr. Robert Young, Creator of the PH Miracle Diet

The pH Miracle or alkaline diet is the brainchild of Dr. Robert Young and it can be described as an exciting new way of eating. According to the diet, it is important to balance the intake of alkaline and acid foods in your diet. This balance causes the blood to flow freely through the arteries and veins in your body. It also aids cellular growth, which in turn leads to optimal functioning of the cells. Reduced acidic levels can result in higher energy levels and an increase in overall health conditions. These results can be obtained by following a balanced diet and regular testing of pH levels through the use of saliva test strips.

Dr. Young says a diet that includes 80% alkaline producing food and 20% acid producing foods will help people to have healthier bodies and lead to a healthier lifestyle. By researching the pH levels of the human body, Dr. Robert Young found that it functions best at a level of 7.35.
The pH scale ranges from 1 to 14 with 1 being highly acidic and 14 being highly alkaline. As the body tends to have a slightly alkaline level, people should strive to add more alkaline foods to their diet. Dr. Young believes that a body that has huge amounts of acid does not have any resistance to serious illnesses or other health related conditions.

Dr. Robert Young studied at the University of Utah in the early 70's and his main subjects were biology and business. He obtained a M.S. and PhD in Nutrition as well as a D.Sc in Science. During the 1990's he obtained a ND (Naturopathic Doctor) from the Clayton College of Natural Health. There are many critics who question the validity of the schools where he received his degrees. Yet, despite these criticisms, one cannot deny the fact that Dr. Young has helped many people to change their health by increasing their intake of fruit and vegetables and by drinking more water. He also advices people to eliminate caffeine and alcohol from their daily diet to maintain their newfound health and vitality.

Dr. Young staunchly believes in pleomorphism, the ability of bacteria to change their shape dramatically or to exist in a number of changing forms. As a result of this belief of Dr. Young, the microbiologist communities were split into two schools of thought. On the one hand the pleomorphists support these claims while the monomorphists on the other hand, strongly disagree. In scientific circles the monomorphic theory of cell development whereby each cell that is formed comes from a previously existing cell of basically the same size and shape, is now generally accepted worldwide.

Dr. Young offers retreats where people can be educated about the benefits of the pH Miracle diet. He also analyse live red blood cells in an in-depth microscopy seminar. The National Council Against Health Fraud reported that Dr. Young pleaded guilty in 1996 to a misdemeanor charge of attempted practice of medicine without a license. ( He was promised that this charge would be dismissed if he could stay out of trouble for 18 months. Dr. Young allegedly examined blood samples from two women who visited him to find out more about nutrition.

Many critics of the live red blood cell analysis test state that these tests have no scientific validity. Dr. Young in turn counters these criticisms by citing papers and sources like "Understanding Acid-Base", a manual by Benjamin Abeloh, (M.D., Lecturer of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine) as well as "Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base", written by Burton David Rose, M.D., a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, to validate his claims.

If you go to Dr. Robert Young's website (, you will find that he is a member of the American Society of Microbiologists as well as of the American Naturopathic Association. He is also an honorary member of the Presidents Council at Brigham Young University and of the Connecticut Holistic Health Association.

InnerLight.Inc. uses his consulting services and he is the advisor to Professor Dean Lawrence Carter from the Martin Luther King Chapel, Morehouse College. Professor Carter honored Dr. Young with an induction into the collegium of sholars and making him a member of the advisory board. Dr. Robert Young received high praise from Professor Carter for his efforts to understand the balance of body chemistry and the subsequent effects that this balance can have on health.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Add Ginger To Your Healthy Diet

Add Ginger To Your Healthy Diet
Ginger root, which is native to Asia, has been considered to have medicinal qualities and has been in use for the last few centuries. Zingiber is the official name for ginger. It is known for it's spicy taste and is considered an important ingredient for a healthy diet in many Asian countries. This attitude toward the health benefits of ginger has started to spread across the globe recently. It is also an ingredient in several homemade herbal medicines.

Many people find ginger to be helpful in relieving asthma and migrane symptoms and infections and menstrual pain.
Below are some other benefits of ginger.

It helps in reducing your risk for cardiovascular diseases. It is commonly held among that Chinese that ginger improves the strength of your heart. Ginger oil is used in many countries to help treat or prevent heart disease.

Ginger is helpful in reducing the levels of cholesterol in your blood and can help prevent blood clots.

It helps to reduce respiratory problems. Ginger oil and root have an expectorant quality, thus it is very effective in treating respiratory problems like the common cold, flu, bronchitis and persistant coughing. This is one of many reasons people believe that adding ginger is necessary for a healthy life.

Ginger is also very effective in removing mucus from the lungs and throat. India and neighboring countries like to include it in the teas they drink. It is well known that the combination of ginger and honey is an excellent treatment of respiratory problems.

Ginger can also assist in preventing food poisoning. Since it is carminative and antiseptic, it is used in treating food poisoning. Some people use it for the treatment of intestinal infections or bacterial dysentery.

Ginger helps to reduce vomiting or nausea. Researchers have found that ginger root and oil can reduce pregnancy related vomiting.

Researchers have also found powdered ginger to be quite powerful in treating ovarian cancer because it literaly kills the ovarian cancer cells.

It has been used to treat migraine headaches Researchers have found that ginger has a positive affect on the prostaglandin that helps to alleviate or prevent migraines.

It's juice is very effective against dandruff and improves hair and scalp health.

It is believed that ginger oil can help relieve mental stress, depression, restlessness, dizziness and exhaustion.

As you can tell from above, ginger in many forms is effective in fighting many health related conditions such as migraine headaches, nausea, high cholesterol levels in your blood, ovarian cancer, mucus build up in the lungs and broncial tubes, respiratory issues, food poisoning, depression, mental stress, etc. With all the great benefits that ginger provides there is a caveat though. If you are going into surgery in the near future, avoid ginger altogether.

With the ton of benefits that ginger offers, it is easy to see why it is important to add it to your healthy diet. Want to know more healthy diet tips? Then check out my blog at and enjoy and learn.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Add Avocados to Your Diet

Add Avocados to Your Diet

Avocados need lots of warm weather in order to grow, and therefore they are mainly grown in the tropical regions of the world. However, due to the fact that they are picked while they are still unripe, the shelf life is prolonged so that they can be shipped all over the world. They are available year round in the produce section of your local grocery store.

How to Buy

When purchasing avocados make sure to buy them while they are still green and allow them to ripen in your kitchen. This helps to ensure that they will not be bruised as a result of over-handling, as people like to squeeze the avocados to see how ripe they are. More tips on how to buy avocados.

How to Prepare

To prepare your avocados for consumption simply wash them in warm water to remove any chemicals or debris which may have settled on the skin. Then take a knife and cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Discard the pit, and scoop out the flesh from the skin with a spoon.

How to Add to Your Diet

Avocados are fairly easy to add to your daily diet, as you can add them to just about any food. They contain essential oils that will help you to absorb fat soluble vitamins from other foods.

Add to Your Salads

Avocados can be added to your salads in several different ways. One way is to cube or slice the avocado and toss with the rest of the vegetables. Another way that you can add it is by using it as a dressing.

To use as a dressing mash the avocado and mix with your favorite healthy oil, fresh lemon juice, unrefined sea salt, and your favorite chopped herbs. This dressing goes well on green salads as well as garden salads.


Avocado also makes for a great dip, whether you need something for your corn chips or vegetables such as carrots, celery, broccoli and cauliflower. Simply mash, and mix it with finely chopped cilantro, tomato, pepper, garlic, fresh lemon juice and unrefined sea salt.

Baby Food

Why deprive your precious little one from this nutrient rich food? Mashed avocados are a great first solid food for infants, as it is a whole food that will provide excellent nutrition for them.

Wraps and Sandwiches

Mashed avocado also works well as a spread on a sprout or veggie sandwich, as well in your veggie wraps. Simply mash and add a dash of sea salt and fresh lemon juice, and enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Candida Diet Explained

Candida Diet Explained

Yeast feeds of sugar, is the fact that all the sugar, but many fruits, sugar, bread, pasta, or white flour. Fortunately, there was alfalfa sprouts and a pair of white water, but there are some rules to be observed and to eat candida diet, which had formed the best chance of winning the disease.

There are actually many different types of foods you can enjoy a Candida diet. Concentrate on what you eat not what you eat can not help the experience much more fun to eat.

To kill, eat the yeast overgrowth, vegetables, little or no starch. Another way of looking at things, the choice to eat vegetables, low glycemic index. Rather, starchy vegetables like potatoes and corn, then green peppers, cucumbers, onions, cauliflower, or just a few.

Be adventurous and try new vegetables and learn to use in creative ways. Find recipes online from the candidates a way to incorporate these healthy foods to your diet related.

You can always satisfy your cravings for sweets, fruits such as apples, strawberries, kiwi and citrus fruits low in sugar. re-focus on low glycemic index fruits and avoid fruit juices, which are usually high in sugar. It is advisable to limit consumption of 3.2 servings of fruit per day.

You can search for the type of access to pay, choose protein sources such as meat, fish and poultry. "The best grill, roast or whites, or switch to olive oil. Want fried or coated meat in flour or bread crumbs to avoid otherwise.

Garlic is good food you can add a candida diet, a renowned healer and can strengthen the immune system, while the anti-fungal to kill fungal growth system.

to eat other foods and food supplements for a possible improvement Candida cider vinegar, olive oil, oregano, grapefruit seed, fresh lemon juice, pepper, flaxseed oil and fish oil.

From the perspective of everyday life and know what the menu, which are likely to continue to carry on candida diet. Do you have a dining adventure, and an arsenal of rules for Candida, so the menu to create interesting and colorful as possible. How to improve the symptoms of candidiasis, it is easier to match the way to a healthy diet.

For more information on nutrition, Candida, Candida Diet, dining, and regulations, visit Candida Solutions .

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Mediterranean Diet Explained

Mediterranean Diet Explained

There is no such thing as a single Mediterranean diet, because over twenty countries border the Mediterranean Sea. The food from Libya is very different from the food from Italy, but broadly speaking what is charecterised as the Mediterranean Diet does have certain similarities. it contains little red meat, lots of fresh fish, plenty of grains and pulses, loads of fruit and vegetables and the healthy oxidants that they contain and red wine is the alcoholic drink of choice.

Olive Oil

The main source of fat is olive oil, a monounsaturated fat, which comes from pressing the fruit of the olive tree. It is important for health because it does not raise the bodies' cholesterol level the way that saturated fat does, and better still it is thought to boost the good cholesterol in the diet. In general most people that live around the Mediterranean Sea eat more calories from fat than is generally recommended for health, most will eat a salad at least once a day and it will have a dressing of olive oil and fresh lemon juice, or vinegar. They don't make a vinaigrette dressing they just pour the olive oil on the salad followed by the acidic medium. However most health experts and nutritionalists agree that having a diet high in monounsaturated fat it better than having a diet high in bad fats.

Fresh fish, shellfish and oily fish
Ideally fish should be eaten three times a week and at least one of those portions should be oily fish, such as tuna, mackerel, or salmon. Shrimps, prawn and crayfish are higher in cholesterol the white fish, but they are have less fat and specifically less saturated fat than most meats and poultry. Fish can be baked, steamed or grilled for maximum health. Fresh fish tastes better when it is grilled with a little butter and served with freshly squeezed lemon juice and a little lemon zest. Haven't got time to prepare a fish dish, then make a huge bowl of fresh salad and add a hard boiled egg and a can of drained tuna in brine over the top and serve with a crust wholewheat roll for a perfectly balanced nutritious lunch. The fatty fish are all high in omega 3.

The Mediterranean diet uses salt but it also reduces salt by flavouring the food with fresh herbs such as mint, basil, parsley, fresh thyme, orange thyme and lemon thyme, oregano, chives and wild herbs such as marjoram.

Legumes, peas, beans, pulses
All the peoples of the Mediterranean use lots of beans, pulses and legumes. The Southern Mediterranean African make houmous, which is mashed chickpeas, with fresh lemon juice, olive oil and lashings of fresh garlic. Try it for breakfast on wholewheat toast, cut out the butter and just have lashings of houmous. Traditionally it is served for breakfast but with hot flat unleavened pita bread. The French add puy lentils to their salads. They are a small slate green lentil with a marbled effect of blue and they hold their shape during cooking. An example of a healthy lentil dish is given below.

Spicy Lentils


2 tablespoon olive oil
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon turmeric
2 whole cloves
Seeds from three green cardamom pods
1 tablespoon palm sugar or light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ghee
1 fresh green chilli, finely chopped
3 tablespoons golden raisins
Zest of a small lime
1 vine of cherry tomato, chopped
4 ounces of cooked Puy lentils,
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh coriander leaves
pinch salt
lashings of black pepper


Heat the oil over a medium heat, add the onion and fry for 2-3 minutes, until softened. Add the yellow pepper and fry for a further 3 minutes. Add the spices, palm sugar, ghee, chilli, raisins, lime zest, toasted and chopped tomato to the pan and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Add the lentils, season and garnish with coriander leaves before serving.

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