BENEFITS OF FASTING

Benefits of fasting

 

The first question you might ask “Why should I fast?”

A thorough answer to that question could comprise an

entire book. The short answer is that fasting helps

the body to normalize itself

 

Think about what happens when you go to sleep at night.

Your body immediately goes about the tasks of repair

and recovery (as much as possible) from the wear and

tear of the day’s activities. A renovation takes place

in your brain and throughout your entire body that

enables you to arise refreshed and raring to go the

next day.

 

The restorative power of a night’s sleep involves many

factors, and the process is not completely understood.

But one factor that definitely helps facilitate this

process of rejuvenation is your nightly fast. While

you are sleeping each night, you are not eating—you

are not adding to your body’s digestive work. This

period of digestive rest allows your body to devote

more of its energy to its nightly restoration.

 

You probably know from experience that eating a heavy

meal late at night interferes with the quality of your

sleep and leaves you feeling groggy the next day.

Heavy eating late at night, much like heavy

drinking late at night, can leave you with a hangover.

 

Abstinence from food at night facilitates the process

of biological renewal, allowing your body to proceed

with its repairs and restorations. Of course, one

does not remain asleep throughout a fast, but when

fasting is combined with rest, your body treats it

as an extended period of renovation and renewal.

 

During fasting, your senses become more acute,

including taste, smell, and hearing. Even sight has

been known to improve during a fast, although that

does not always happen.

 

Balance and stability

 

Most people are familiar with the term homeostasis,

which refers to the body’s balancing, centering, and

stabilizing mechanisms. Homeostatic mechanisms are what

enable your body to adjust to the relentless changes

in your external and internal environments.

 

It is easier for your body to maintain homeostasis

when you are resting and fasting than when you are

eating and engaging in activity. The conservation

of energy during such a profound period of rest

creates a favorable condition for the biological

process of healing. The human body is programmed to

always seek normality, and a properly conducted fast

supports and encourages that process.

 

Absence of hunger

 

Your next question might very well be, “Won’t I be

hungry all the time when I am fasting?” The surprising

fact is that after one or a few days of fasting, most

people experience little or no desire for food.

 

The desire to eat is dictated by a combination of

physiological and psychological factors. It is

thought that hunger is triggered by the activity

of certain brain cells within the “appetite center”

of the hypothalamus which respond to the blood

glucose level.

 

During fasting, the body begins to burn fat as a

fuel, and the appetite center becomes temporarily

desensitized to blood glucose.

 

This makes it possible to fast without a gnawing hunger.

 

Most people report little desire for food while

fasting. They do not have a powerful, overwhelming

urge to eat. This helps make it possible for most

people to fast comfortably for several weeks or longer.

 

What to expect on your first fast.

 

Fasting has been an integral part of Natural Hygiene care

for more than 100 years. Many thousands of people have

restored their health through fasting. Some, ill and

distraught from years of discomfort and discouragement,

try fasting as a last resort.

 

Some of the conditions that respond well to fasting and

aggressive dietary changes after the fast are headache,

rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, heart disease, high blood

pressure, diabetes, colitis, psoriasis, lupus, and

uterine fibroids.

 

Fasting to heal oneself can mean the difference between

living life pain-ridden and dependent on drugs, going

from one doctor to another for relief and living a

normal, pain-free existence into old age.

 

Health Science asked longtime Hygienic physician

Ralph Cinque, D.C., to describe some of the experiences

a person might encounter while considering and,

ultimately, undertaking their first fast.

 

 

What to expect on your first fast.

Answers to the most commonly-asked questions!

By Ralph Cinque D.C.

 

 

Fasting is not the solution to every health problem,

but it can have a powerful effect in reversing pathology

and establishing a foundation for health.

 

If you have never fasted before, you undoubtedly have

many questions about it. Perhaps you have read a book

about fasting, and you are hopeful that fasting will

help you overcome a particular problem and improve

your general health.

 

But since fasting is not yet a regular part of medical

practice, it may be difficult for you to seriously

consider it. This is unfortunate because fasting can

have a powerful effect in reversing pathology and

establishing a foundation for health. Fasting is not

an all-encompassing solution to every health problem,

but it has great promise to bolster the recovery process

for many ailing people.

 

In order to make an intelligent decision about fasting,

you need reliable information that is accurate, factual,

and scientific. It is good to talk to people who have

fasted and to doctors who are experienced in the use of

fasting. Dr. Herbert Shelton (1895-1985), who was one of

the founders of the American Natural Hygiene Society,

probably had more experience with fasting than anyone

else who ever lived. It is estimated that he supervised

more than 40,000 fasts. Dr. Shelton used to say that

the most vehement objections to fasting are

made by those who have never missed a meal in their lives.

 

Think twice before accepting condemnations of fasting from

those who know nothing about it and have no experience with

it, whether they a physicians or lay persons. if you

objectively look at the evidence about fasting, you will

see that it has improved health and life for countless

people under a broad range of circumstances.

 

Psychological factors

 

It is important to recognize that psychological factors

can affect people differently during fasting. Some

people have a habit of thinking and talking about food

much of the time —  whether they are hungry or not. Some

people even dream about food while fasting. But most

people experience little or no psychological discomfort

about not eating for a period of time. Some even enjoy

the feeling of lightness and freedom they get while

fasting. Do not assume that you will feel like you are

“starving” because you won’t be starving.

You will be fasting.

 

Fasting, not starving

 

There is an important difference between fasting and

starving. Fasting is a period of abstinence from food

during which the body’s nutrient reserves are adequate

to meet the body’s nutritional needs. Starvation can

occur only if you abstain from food beyond the point

where you have sufficient nutrient reserves.

 

The differences between fasting and starving are

unmistakable to the trained eye, and that is why it

is important that you fast under the supervision of

a member of the International Association of Hygienic

Physicians (IAHP) who is certified for fasting supervision.

 

Will I experience discomfort?

 

While fasting, everyone tends to experience some

“locomotor weakness,” which refers to the withdrawal

of energy from the muscular system as the body tries

to conserve energy. Sometimes it is surprisingly mild.

Some people fast for two weeks without becoming

discernibly weak. They move about as easily as they

did before they began their fasts.

 

In general, those who are large and heavy tend to remain

more energetic than those who are small and light. The

body enforces an earlier slowdown of caloric expenditure

in those who have the least reserves. Thin people can

become weak rather early in a fast. Interestingly, women

tend to hold up better energy-wise while fasting than do

men. I presume it is because women tend to have greater

fat reserves, on average, but hormonal factors also may

be involved.

 

Symptoms may arise during fasting, such as headaches,

nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and skin eruptions.These all

are related to the increase in your body’s eliminative

activities during the fast, and they are considered to be

constructive. Dr. Shelton used the term “orthopathic,”

which means “right suffering,” to describe these events.

Nevertheless, they can be uncomfortable and distressing.

 

The vast majority of people are able to fast for a

sufficient period of time without major discomfort.The

most frequent complaint I hear from people who are

fasting is that they are bored. However, there are

instances when a situation arises that may necessitate

terminating the fast.That is why it is important that

you fast under the supervision of a physician trained

in fasting supervision.

 

Low blood pressure

 

Blood pressure tends to drop during a fast, which is a

good thing if your pressure is too high. But if you have

normal or low blood pressure, this further drop in blood

pressure during fasting can occasion orthostatic

hypotension—a sudden feeling of weakness and

lightheadedness that occurs when you try to stand up too

quickly. While fasting, you must be careful to move

around slowly in order to give your body time to adjust

to different postures.

 

There are special receptors in the neck called

baroreceptors which regulate the blood pressure to the

brain. These baroreceptors tend to respond more slowly

during fasting; they take longer to read conditions and

elicit a response. People have been known to faint while

fasting, but the only danger in fainting is that you may

hit your head on something hard or sharp as you fall down.

The way to prevent such a mishap is to be slow and careful

each and every time you shift positions during fasting.

Pause between postures to give your body time to adjust

to the effects of gravity.

 

Sometimes it is necessary to end a fast because of low blood

pressure. How low you can allow your blood pressure to drop

during fasting before terminating a fast depends upon what

your blood pressure was originally, and your size, age, sex,

and other factors.An experienced physician can make that

evaluation.

 

A good and safe experience

 

To maximize the benefits from fasting and ensure your

safety, obtain professional supervision from a certified

IAHP physician. Fasting beyond several days requires

professional supervision in order to be safe.

 

Moreover, there are some fragile and delicate individuals

for whom even one day of fasting would be ill-advised

without an IAHP doctor’s approval and supervision.

Stability is achieved during fasting because of adaptations

the body makes, and individuals vary at how well they make

those adaptations.

 

As I mentioned, the biggest complaint I hear from people

who are fasting is that they are bored. Here is where mental

discipline can be a major factor. No one will deny that it

can be mentally challenging to lie around fasting day after

day. But, if you take it just one day at a time (and don’t

decide ahead of time how many days you will fast), you can

get through your first fast without too much difficulty.

 

Dr. Cinque, 1996

 

 

 

Eat your steak, I say!

No, I didnt!  I havent eaten meat, except maybe some fish, in over 25 years.  I dont have the desire for it at all.  I actually dont think I ever did. I was a starchatarian from birth…a potato couldnt walk by me.  But when I decided to become a vegetarian (never heard the word vegan till much later) when I was 14, I honestly only knew one thing…..Do not eat any meat!  That was it…but I really didnt know about nutrition at all.  Since then, I have read tons of books on diet, wellness, healing…and the amount of email I get everyday from all the health guru’s Im connected to is kinda insane!  You see I really want to know what is the latest info….its my passion!  I love reading about this.  I only buy health books…Im not really interested in anything else.

This obsession may have to do with the fact that most people in my family died from health reasons…specifically both of my parents died of Cancer by my 31st birthday.  I had to watch my mother wither away for a few years. When things like this happen to you…it is hard to shift gears. Anywho, it is very easy for me to say you REALLY shouldnt eat meat!…but the truth is…I believe…people really like how it tastes.  I know people who have told me that they cant live without it.  That is serious!

There was one time when I had decided to get off my box and tell people that you know, eating meat is okay…as long as you just eat a little.  But when I really analyze it, I have to go back to my radical views….without being too radical about it.  Why?  Well there are several reasons, which I will mention…but off the top.  I feel good eating vegetarian!  I mean, I dont know where it comes from, but I just have to say that I feel really amazing at this life choice I have made to become a non-meat eater.  It does something to my spirit. Not to mention, that I consider myself a spiritual person.  I was raised with dogs and cats…and I connected with them so much, they were my friends.  And, recently I was thinking…you know when you watch those videos about the men who raised the lion, they set the lion back out into the wilderness…and then when they went to visit the lion, he remembered his friends who had raised him.  I look at it like that.  I just think that the animals are our friends. And I just dont believe in eating them.  And I really dont even like to think of myself as an animal rights activist, because Im not…well, really I am.  But I never wanted to come off that way…or appear to be too, I dont know…nutty about things.  I still want to be cool…youknowwhatimsayin?

Well, I found this article that Frederick Patenaude wrote and I though it was fitting to add it here, because he sums up amazingly why eating a vegetarian/vegan diet is the way.  Tell me what you think?  (I like hearing from you)… And here is a salad I made last night…I grew the sprouts too!

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Why are so many vegans unhealthy?
Before I answer this question, I must clarify that I no longer consider myself a “vegan” in the true sense of the word.
The typical vegan is primarily motivated by the welfare of animals and obsessed with only one aspect of healthful living: not eating animal products.
In that sense, I don’t consider myself a vegan.
I have no problem with other people eating meat, if that’s their choice. I don’t complain of the “horrible smell of dead carcasses” when my neighbors barbecue some steak, but I know a lot of vegans who are very vocal about these things.
I also don’t try to make my lifestyle completely vegan. The best underwear I have ever found are made from wool (from ethically raised sheep), and I wouldn’t consider wearing anything else.
I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy a leather jacket, but I wouldn’t also throw away a perfectly good pair of jeans if it has a bit of leather on a tag.
I focus on my overall lifestyle and not just one aspect of my health. I remain convinced that animal products are NOT the answer.
Why are Some Vegans So Sick?
When I was reading “The Vegetarian Myth”, I was surprised at how not convincing the book was at making a case against the vegan diet.
At best, you could consider that book to be a painful therapy session for a tortured author who thinks that the vegan diet destroyed her life. At worst it’s the least convincing “meat” manifesto you’ll ever read.
In my experience, these are the following most common mistakes people make on a vegan diet that bring them to a low state of health and give such bad rap to the vegan diet.
1. Not enough calories
A healthy vegan diet is easily explained: eat enough fruits, vegetables and starch-based foods to maintain your weight and energy, and minimize concentrated foods such as nuts and seeds or oils.
Vegan foods, especially fruits and vegetables, are very nutrient dense, but not calorie-dense. That means you need to eat a lot more of these foods to give you enough energy and maintain your weight and your health.
Many vegans are “weak” and scrawny simply because they don’t eat enough. Not getting enough calories will also mean that you’re not getting enough vitamins, minerals and protein.
If someone is not thriving on their diet and has little energy, the first thing to do is to increase the total amount of calories consumed. But there’s a caveat: these calories must come from whole foods such as fruits and vegetables, and not from oil and fatty foods. Which brings me to my next point.
2. Not enough carbs
It’s funny because most ex-vegans specifically blame the carbs for their health problems, when it’s actually one type of food they were under-eating.
Under-eating carbs means that you’ll eat too much fat, too much protein and that you won’t get enough energy to function.
That is why so many vegans feel tired all the time. It’s important to get enough calories, but also to eat enough calories in the right proportion.
In spite of what is incorrectly claimed in many anti-vegetarian books, carbohydrates are the preferred food for the human body.
How do you know that? The actual research behind this point is very extensive, but you only need to look at one thing: top athletes.
Every single winning marathon runner or Tour de France athlete thrives on a high-carb diet. Why? Because it works, and carbs are the preferred foods for the human body. Top athletes don’t eat a lot of carbs because they are philosophical vegans (most of them are not), but because that’s what they need to eat to win.
For optimal health and energy, your diet should be composed of at least 70% carbohydrates by total calories. Which leaves less than 30% for protein and fat.
3. Too much fat
Most vegans use unhealthy amounts of plant oils and fat. This is the primary reason why some vegans suffer from hypoglycemia and other blood sugar issues. It’s well documented that a high-fat diet has a negative impact on insulin sensitivity.
For optimal health, ALL oils should be avoided. That includes all olive oil, hemp seed oils, and even so-called healthy oils such as flax seed oil.
Instead, you should get all of your fat from whole foods such as nuts, seeds and avocados in minimal quantities. For most people who are not very athletic, a very small handful of nuts OR half an avocado is about the maximum you should eat in one day.
This is the number one way to improve a vegan diet. Get rid of all the fat and learn to prepare foods without fat. At the same time, eat more of the “good” stuff such as fruits and vegetables. Remember that green vegetables have no calories, so as a vegan you will have to get your calories from the following foods:
Fruits
Root vegetables (potatoes, yams, etc.)
Starches (whole grains, beans, etc.
If you follow a raw approach like I do most of the time, then the majority of your calories will come from fruit.
Getting a significant proportion of your calories from fatty foods such as oils is a big mistake and one that will quickly destroy your health. (A lot of people make large salads every day drenched in olive oil and believe this is part of a healthy diet.)
If you have any weight to lose, you should consider avoiding all fatty foods temporarily until you lose the desired weight.
Why? Fats are stored by the body very easily, requiring less than 3% of the calories consumed to store. On the other hand, carbohydrates need an average of 30% of calories consumed to be turned into body fat.
As author John McDougall likes to say, “The fat you eat is the fat you wear”. So if you don’t want to “wear” any more fat, avoid it.
It’s fairly easy to get used to a low fat diet and it takes 30 to 60 days for your taste buds to fully adapt.
4. Too enough high-quality protein
This is more a problem for vegans who live on junk food, or raw foodists who only eat fruits and vegetables with no nuts and seeds.
Although protein deficiencies are almost non-existent in the Western world, if you lack high quality protein in the diet you could experience lack of energy, decreased muscle mass, lower bone density, and compromised immunity.
Fortunately, we don’t need a lot of protein to do the job. Greens contain high-quality protein, and adding some nuts and seeds in the diet will help. Vegans can eat traditional soy products and beans, while raw foodists should load up on greens and have some nuts and seeds every day. If you need more protein, raw hemp protein is a good addition to smoothies.
5. Too much junk food.
Many vegans also eat too much junk food, and you know what I’m talking about. French fries and potato chips may be vegan, but they are not healthy. Essentially if it comes from a restaurant or a factory, it should be seen as “fun” food and not as healthy sustenance for the human body. So use your judgement and base your diet on fruits and vegetables, not on junk foods.
6. Too much wheat
A lot of people in general, but especially vegans and vegetarians base their diet around wheat and bread products. Sandwiches, burgers, wraps, pizzas, pastas, muffins, cereals, are not necessary for health and are often highly processed with artificial vitamins added which can make it hard for the body to absorb real vitamins from whole fruits and vegetables.
Many people also have a wheat sensitivity or are allergic and can develop celiac disease. If you have frequent colds, breathing problems, stuffy nose, asthma, IBS, digestion issues etc., you could have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. Cutting wheat out of your diet is fairly easy to do when you eat a diet of fruits and vegetables and non glutenous carbohydrates like potatoes and rice.
7. A Deficient Diet
Many vegans avoid supplementing with vitamin B12, and then run into trouble, thinking that the vegan diet is not healthy. There is no debate among vegan experts that you should absolutely take a vitamin B12 supplement.
Even meat-eaters are at risk, as B12 deficiencies are common. This is of particular concern to vegan mothers and young children.
A vitamin D supplement is also necessary if you live in a Northern climate, but that’s not just a vegan issue.
Too often, people don’t don’t their homework and then “blame” the vegan diet for not working.
Meat is NOT the Answer
It must be a strange fact of human nature that we tend to make the wrong associations based on what we perceive to be a direct cause-reaction relationship.
If you go vegan and your health declines, you’ll naturally believe that the vegan diet was to blame. Because a vegan diet is a diet that excludes animal products, you might be led to believe that not eating them is what caused you to be sick in the first place.
But in reality, a vegan diet can be anything. It can be a diet of fake meat products and oil and french fries, or it can be a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables consumed in sufficient quantity to make you thrive.
The fact that many vegans get sick does NOT mean that animal products are the answer. Some raw foodists are now including raw meat and
raw dairy into their diets and claiming these are the sole reasons they are surviving on a raw diet, because raw plant food alone are not enough to thrive on.  This is simply not true. They may be thriving in spite of the raw animal products they are eating.
Animal products are inherently bad for the human body, for very specific reasons:
1- They are very acidic and will drain your calcium reserves as the body uses calcium in your bones to balance the pH of the food in your digestive tract.
2- They contain too much protein. All excess protein has to be eliminated by the body which will wear down your kidneys and liver over time and accelerate the aging process. A diet rich in animal protein is also the number one dietary factor for cancer (see The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell).
3- Most animal products are high in fat. Excess fat is stored as body fat and results in surpluses in the body, leading to insulin-related products and everything related to overweight.
4- Animal products are rich in cholesterol, which accumulates in the body and contributes to vascular diseases.
5- Animal products are a concentrated source of toxins. Being high on the food chain, animals accumulate much more toxins, hormones and pesticides in their tissues. This is not mentioning the possible bacteria-related issues with factory produced animal products and cross contamination in the facilities.
Are some vegans unhealthy? Yes! But animal products are not the answer.<><><>
Truth!

peace and love
Continue on your journey
Pa’lante
Skai Juice
The Chef
http://www.skaijuice.com

Hold the Oil!

Limit your intake of fats on the Release the Grease  program
Limit your intake of fats on the Release the Grease program

Don’t get caught up eating high fat snacks and foods while eating your raw food program during this month. It is so easy.  Reason being is because folks get hungry.  And sometimes salads and fruits just don’t cut it. So what is the normal reaction…nuts.  Nuts are very fatty and seem to give you that comfort feeling that we are very familiar with.  Not to mention, when you add a dash of olive oil or coconut oil to your salads you are basically pouring your fat right on…and that actually can be devastating. You do want to use some fats but you want to keep your fat consumption as low as possible.

Frederic Patenaude talks about why eating too much fat affects the healing process of Candida… and this actually applies to most health challenges, especially diabetes:

When we eat too much fat, that excess fat in the bloodstream diminishes insulin sensitivity, so sugar isn’t carried out as fast as it should to the cells. It accumulates in the bloodstream, feeding the candida yeast that is naturally present there. The candida then proliferates to “eat up” the excess sugar. The answer isn’t to consume less sugar, or to try to kill the candida — but to go at the root of the problem, that is, to consume less fat.

Also, Dr Douglas Graham author of the book 80/10/10 says that consuming as many nuts and other fatty vegan foods has detrimental effects to your goals. When it comes to fat, it doesn’t matter so much its origin; fat is fat. Fat goes from the lymph system directly into the blood. Too much fat will thicken the blood, causing the red blood cells to clump together so they cannot deliver oxygen to the cells. Excess fat also blocks the action of insulin in bringing sugars to the cells, which leads to diabetes. It is better to eat small amounts of avocados, nuts and seeds, and not to eat them daily. There is more than adequate fat for the body from fruits, vegetables and leafy greens.

The basis of this program is to consume as much green leafy veggies and you can…with fruits…either blended or in salads.  You can consume a small amount of nuts and avocados…but I would recommend you eliminate the oils.  You will receive the maximum benefits in this way.  If you have any questions or concerns, let me know.  I can follow up with you if you have a specific concern.

And if you feel like you need more support you should check out the ONLINE WELLNESS CENTER that we have set up, where you can get tons of information, books, videos and of course feel a sense of community.  To join, message me and I will send you the link for the $29 Lifetime enrollment.  We are continuously updating the site and adding more content.  It is invaluable what you will receive.

Hope things are bright and lovely for you.

Stay tuned for more during the Sept Release the Grease 3: The Raw Treatment!

 

Peace and Love yall

Skai Juice

How to use Konjac Root Powder!

Hola!  How ya doing?  So, if you haven’t read my article about the best supplement in the world, then I believe that is where you need to start. I was so excited about it when I discovered it that I didn’t really feel that I completed the story some days later when I reread it.  I said to myself, Skai, folks are not going to know how to use this stuff…so here we go.

Konjac Root
Konjac Root

First of all, you can get Konjac root in the capsule form, but I do not recommend it all.  Im just not into consuming by swallowing.  I prefer to eat and chew everything.  So, I would never really recommend anything in the pill form. Not to mention that Konjac has this unique way about it that I actually think is rather dangerous, so I don’t think that Konjac is very safe to swallow.  You see, Konjac has one of the most superior viscosities on the planet. That means that when you had water to Konjac it just swells up to like 1000x the size that it started from.

On the lite scale, you can use it to create thicker sauces in your cooking…but naturally we are trying to use it for a weight loss supplement.  So, that is why I recommend it in the powder form.  There have been cases where people have choked from Konjac root because it gets lodged in the throat if it is not completely swallowed, which can cause chocking.  So, let us stick with the powder form for now and have found that I actually prefer to eat it then to drink it.

Order your Konjac Root Powder Here!
Order your Konjac Root Powder Here!

I have been experimenting with Konjac root for a very short while now and I prefer to make it into a “pudding” or “applesauce” and then eat it like a breakfast with a spoon.  You can actually just add water and let it gel up and then eat it…but life is meant to be enjoyed. So I started making mine with Apple Juice.  Basically what I would do is get a glass jar with a lid on it.  And old Salsa jar is perfect because it is short and stout enough to accommodate the amount of liquid you would need.  Pour in about 10 oz of juice into the jar and add one heaping tablespoon in to the jar.  Cover tightly and quickly shake the contents to death. The colder the juice, the less clumps you will have in your jar.  Unlike corn starch that needs to be heated to thicken, Konjac thickens in cold water.  However, it actually thickens faster in hot water…so using it cold will give you a minute or two more to gel.  I usually let it sit for a few so it can do its thing and then I grab a spoon and eat it.

After a while the apple juice got boring, so I had to switch it up and bought some Simply Lemonade and mixed that in.  I actually loved that and started using different juices to change the flavor.  So I am assuming that you can use any flavor juice that you want to.  Now, I read somewhere online that people are using Crystal Light to sweeten and flavor their Konjac pudding and I said to myself absolutely NO WAY!  Crystal Light is like putting plutonium in your body…chemicalized and toxic. Don’t do it!  Now, if you are interested in creating a pudding without any calories whatsoever, then I would recommend you get those flavored stevia drops that people use for coffee.  They come in a slew of flavors.

Flavored Stevia Drops
Flavored Stevia Drops can be used to create a flavored Konjac pudding without adding sugar calories

Once you have made your “pudding”, you should be eating this first thing in the morning.  This should be your breakfast.  After you eat it, make sure you drink plenty of water afterwards.  Almost immediately after you eat it, you will actually feel stuffed.  It is as if it has expanded in your stomach and will definitely prevent you from overeating because you feel completely full.  You can go without eating till afternoon where you should consume a nice big salad and smoothie…but you may not even be able to consume everything still.  You can adjust your eating according to how you feel with your new Konjac pudding added into your diet.  This is really good for folks who eat too much or even too many calories.  When you are full, you now have to take heed to your body saying…Im good!  Having a feeling of fullness without eating too many calories will give your body the opportunity to release the weight in a natural fashion.  And it kinda “sykes” you out, because you don’t feel deprived at all.  You wont be hungry.

You do have to eat, and hopefully with your Konjac pudding addition to your diet you can eat the right things now that you are in control.  Remember you still have to eat.  Konjac is not a food with nutrients enough in it to sustain you.  Don’t go on a konjac binge because Skai said it will fill me up…no that is not going to work.

Konjac root powder gels up immediately with water or any other liquid
Konjac root powder gels up immediately with water or any other liquid

Konjac is an all natural, all vegetarian, plant based filler.  I read somewhere that it is comparable to getting lap band surgery.  Basically you fill your stomach up so that you can only get a smaller amount of food in it and what happens you eat less.  That is the basically gist of it.

So what happens to Konjac in your stomach later?  It digests in the system and you poop it out.  Pretty simple.  Konjac root has some nutrients which I mentioned in the first article about it.  But remember is 100% soluble fiber. Your bowels are going to be so happy.  You are going to fill a bowl up like never before and everything is going to be floating…as it should.  Sorry for being graphic, but I know this is soo important.

Even Dr Oz has said how much he loves Konjac Root (glucomannan) and that he highly recommends it. So, now I recommend it and will continue to play with it to make things that are tasty.  I was reading the back of my Sunwarrior Smoothie Powder and noticed that they have listed Konjac Root on the back as well.  I think I am going to order some more and start using it as an additive for my puddings…especially since they have chocolate!

Have you ever heard of Intermittent Fasting?

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Peace and Love Family!

Happy Fall!  It’s here…and I am assuming that most of you all live in an area where the leaves are turning colors.  That was always one of the most beautiful times of the year to me when I was living in the states.  Right now we are experiencing a similar beautiful time here in Puerto Rico.  People always get scared because it is Hurricane season, so they don’t travel as much.  But the weather is super nice during this time.  I love going to the beach where the water is nice and warm.  It is like bathing in a giant bath tub.

So, big things are happening here with us and we wanted to share them with you.  First of all, we are still moving forward with our Indiegogo Campaign.  We haven’t had many hits but we are grateful to those who have helped us. We are working on building our marketing fund so that we can boost Paradise Wellness out into the atmosphere.  We would love it if you could participate in any way.  Go check out the page on Indiegogo and if nothing less please share it with a bunch of your friends.  We only have 25 days left so your urgency would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

http://en.indiegogo.com/paradisewellness

Next thing on the list is we are hiring Ambassadors around the world that will also help with our marketing campaigns.  If you are interested in making some nice money, then message me asap.  We are looking for people whom are connected in different venues.  We want them to help sell Paradise Wellness by either booking clients or by creating group packages.  It can be easy for the right person.  Message me for more details.

Have you ever heard of intermittent fasting?  I have but I never delved into it until recently…I guess because more and more people are talking about it.  I see a lot of bodybuilders talking about it on Youtube.  Basically it is not a diet or anything like that.  Intermittent fasting just tells you when to eat and when not to eat.  It is not true fasting in the sense of a 21 day water fast.  You actually eat everyday.  However your window of eating is reduced. So, instead of eating all day long you eat only within a few hours…some people do six hours, some four hours.  I guess it depends on what you are trying to do.  These guys who do it and trying to reduce their body fat down by percentages.

Im not a bodybuilder but I can afford to reduce my fat so Im gonna try it.  I think the morning part will be really easy.  I don’t usually eat breakfast anyway, but it’s those late nights when I love a snack or two. So like everything else this will require real discipline. Check out this FREE ebook you can check out to see what you think about it.  Once again…all of this is experimental.  I think that everyone is trying to find what works best for them…I know I am.  Remember this is about eating healthy still.  These folks who came up with this are not necessarily vegan, vegetarian or anything even close.  This is about when to eat, not what to eat….you get it!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE eBOOK ON INTERMITTENT FASTING 

Have a grand day!

Holla Back! When you can!  Peace!

Skai Juice

The Chef

www.skaijuice.com

Chef Skai’s Personal Dietary Guidelines for Optimal Health

  • Eliminate all forms of White Flour and Concentrated Sugar from the Diet…forever
  • Eliminate anything in a can…forever
  • Focus on consuming an Alkaline diet composed of All Raw Fruits and Mostly Raw Veggies…tons of Green leafy vegetables everyday: Collards, Spinach, Kale, Lettuce, etc…this should be the bulk of your eating
  • Moderate amounts of Whole Grains such as: Brown Rice, Quinoa, Barley, etc
  • Enjoy legumes in either sprouted form or cooked: Lentils, Black Beans, Black Eye, etc
  • Drink only Alkaline Water, Herbal teas unsweetened, Coconut Water, Fresh pressed juices, Green Smoothies
  • Fish occasionally if you desire, dont fry it…it becomes acidic when you do…try baking, broiling, poaching
  • Snack on Fruit and Nuts
  • Organic is a plus
  • Measure the oil and the salt you use…go down to the bare minimum
  • Make dressings for salad without oil…or very little…or use nuts, avocados, coconut for the fat…concentrated oils are acidic to the body
  • Learn to prepare fast raw meals…this will make it easier for you to get into eating more raw..also discover the importance of fermenting your food.  Amazing alkalinizing benefits and tons of enzymes.
  • When you are out and about, stop at a grocery store instead of a fast food restaurant, purchase some fruit and some healthy juice…fill up on bananas…that is fast food
  • Fast periodically throughout the year…I mean a water fast..for like 10 days. Read the Miracle of Fasting by Paul Bragg to get as much information as you can before you do it. This eliminates the toxins out the body and resets your life.
  • Occasionally brake the routine and eat something off the list…you will find that your body doesnt desire it anymore. Your tongue and your body will crave the foods that you feed it. The more you eat the bad stuff the more you want it. The more you eat the good stuff, the more you are going to crave the good stuff.
  • Eat smaller portions…we are an over eating society
  • Chew 50 times per fork full….in other word, eat nice and slow…you will fill up faster, get more nutrients from your food and aid in your digestion
  • Let’s not forget that you should be moving your bowel for every….yes, every….meal you consume…and it should drop out with no pushing…lol…if that is not happening you are constipated and need to get some digestive enzymes in your system
  • If you want to lose weight, eliminate the fruit and carbs for a period of time.  Get you body into Ketosis with some major fat burning, then slowly introduce small amounts of carbs back in…small portions until you get to your desired goal.
  • Dont forget to walk or do some form of fitness every single day of your life.  Park at the last space at the shopping center and walk 5mins to the store.  If you are in town, get a parking space 5 blocks away.  Get it in the best way you can.

TRY THIS AND LET ME KNOW HOW IT GOES!!