theoutlaw catalog of cagey optimism

via rob breszny

an antidote for all the ignorance, negativity, mundane, paranoid, soulsuckingly enslaved and indoctrinated
masses.

time to expand your vocabulary

a-z compendium of healthy, exalted, positive states of being.

* ACUTE FLUENCY. Happily immersed in artistic creation or scientific exploration; lost in a trance-like state of inventiveness that’s both blissful and taxing; surrendered to a state of grace in which you’re fully engaged in a productive, compelling, and delightful activity. The joy of this demanding, rewarding state is intensified by a sense that time has been suspended, and is rounder and deeper than usual. (Suggested by H. H. Holiday, who reports that extensive studies in this state have been done by Mihaly Cziscenmihaliy in his book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.)

* AESTHETIC BLISS. Vividly experiencing the colors, textures, tones, scents, and rhythms of the world around you, creating a symbiotic intimacy that dissolves the psychological barriers between you and what you observe. (Suggested by Jeanne Grossetti.)

* AGGRESSIVE SENSITIVITY. Animated by a strong determination to be receptive and empathetic.

* ALIGNMENT WITH THE INFINITY OF THE MOMENT. Reveling in the liberating realization that we are all exactly where we need to be at all times, even if some of us are temporarily in the midst of trial or tribulation, and that human evolution is proceeding exactly as it should, even if we can’t see the big picture of the puzzle that would clarify how all the pieces fit together perfectly. (Suggested by Meredith Jones.)

* AUTONOMOUS NURTURING. Not waiting for someone to give you what you can give yourself. (Suggested by Shannen Davis.)

* BASKING IN ELDER WISDOM. A state of expansive ripeness achieved through listening to the stories of elders. (Suggested by Annabelle Aavard.)

* BIBLIOBLISS. Transported into states of transcendent pleasure while immersed in reading a favorite book. (Suggested by Catherine Kaikowska.)

* BLASPHEMOUS REVERENCE. Acting on the knowledge that the most efficacious form of devotion to the Divine Wow is tinctured with playful or mischievous behavior that prevents the buildup of fanaticism.

* BOO-DUH NATURE. Dwelling in the blithe understanding of the fact that worry is useless because most of what we worry about never happens. (Suggested by Timothy S. Wallace.)

* COMIC INTROSPECTION. Being fully aware of your own foibles while still loving yourself tenderly and maintaining confidence in your ability to give your specific genius to the world. To paraphrase Alan Jones, Dean of Grace Cathedral: following the Byzantine ploys of your ego with compassion and humor as it tries to make itself the center of everything, even of its own suffering and struggle.

* COMPASSIONATE DISCRIMINATION. Having astute judgment without being scornfully judgmental; seeing difficult truths about a situation or person without closing your heart or feeling superior. In the words of Alan Jones: having the ability “to smell a rat without allowing your ability to discern deception sour your vision of the glory and joy that is everyone’s birthright.”

* CRAZED KINDNESS. Having frequent, overpowering urges to bestow gifts, disseminate inspiration, and perpetrate random acts of benevolence.

* ECSTATIC GRATITUDE. Feeling genuine thankfulness with such resplendent intensity that you generate a surge of endorphins in your body and slip into a full-scale outbreak of euphoria.

* EMANCIPATED SURRENDER. Letting go of an attachment without harboring resentment toward the stimuli that led to the necessity of letting go. (Suggested by Timothy S. Wallace.)

* FRIENDLY SHOCK. Welcoming a surprise that will ultimately have benevolent effects.

* HIGHWAY EQUANIMITY. Feeling serene, polite, and benevolent while driving in heavy traffic. (Suggested by Shannen Davis.)

* HOLY LISTENING. Hearing the words of another human being as if they were a direct communication from the Divine Wow to you.

* IMAGINATIVE TRUTH-TELLING. Conveying the truth of any specific situation from multiple angles, thereby mitigating the distortions that result from assuming the truth can be told from a single viewpoint.

* IMPULSIVE LOVE SPREADING. Characterized by a fierce determination to never withhold well-deserved praise, inspirational encouragement, positive feedback, or loving thoughts; often includes a tendency to write love letters on the spur of the moment and on any medium, including napkins, grocery bags, and skin. (Suggested by Laurie Burton.)

* INADVERTENT NATURE WORSHIP. Experiencing the rapture that comes from being outside for extended periods of time. (Suggested by Sue Carol Robinson.)

* INGENIOUS INTIMACY. Having an ability to consistently create deep connections with other human beings, and to use the lush, reverential excitement stimulated by such exchanges to further deepen the connections. A well-crafted talent for dissolving your sense of separateness and enjoying the innocent exultation that erupts in the wake of the dissolution. (Suggested by Sue Carol Robinson.)

* JOYFUL POIGNANCE. Feeling buoyantly joyful about the beauty and mystery of life while remaining aware of the sadness, injustices, wounds, and future fears that form the challenges in an examined life. (Suggested by Alka Bhargava.)

* LATE LATE-BLOOMING. Having a capacity for growth spurts well into old age, long past the time that conventional wisdom says they’re possible.

* LEARNING DELIGHT. Experiencing the brain-reeling pleasure that comes from learning something new. (Suggested by Sue Carol Robinson.)

* LUCID DREAM PATRIOTISM. A love of country rooted in the fact that it provides the ideal conditions for learning lucid dreaming. (Suggested by Kenneth Kelzer, aithor of The Sun and the Shadow: My Experiment With Lucid Dreaming.)

* LYRICAL CONSONANCE. Experiencing the visceral yet also cerebral excitement that comes from listening to live music played impeccably by skilled musicians. (Suggested by Susan E. Nace.)

* MODULATED RAPTURISM. Welcoming miracles and peak experiences in full awareness that the growth they initiate will require sober commitment and disciplined work to complete. (Suggested by Timothy S. Wallace.)

* NONRESENTMENT SYNDROME. Having an ability to be friendly, open, and helpful to people with whom you disagree.

* NOT HAVING TO BE RIGHT. Fostering an ability, even a willingness, to be proven wrong about one of your initial perceptions or pet theories; having an eagerness to gather information that may change your mind about something you have fervently believed; cultivating a tendency to enjoy being corrected, especially about ideas that are negative or hostile. (Suggested by Sheila Kollasch.)

* ORGIASTIC LUCIDITY. Experiencing an expansive and intricate state of clarity while in the midst of extreme sensual pleasure.

* PERMANENT DIVINE INFATUATION. Having not the abstract understanding but rather a direction perception that the Divine Intelligence, who recreates the universe fresh every moment, is deeply in love with you, even as you are in love with the Divine Intelligence.

* RADICAL CURIOSITY. Characterized by the following traits: an enthusiasm for the mystery embedded in the mundane; a preference for questions over answers; an aversion to stereotyping, generalizations, and jumping to conclusions; a belief that people are unsolvable puzzles; an inclination to be unafraid of both change and absence of change; a strong drive to avoid boredom; a lack of interest in possessing or dominating what you are curious about. (Suggested by Laurie Burton.)

* RELENTLESS UNPRETENTIOUSNESS. Possessing a strong determination to not take yourself too seriously, not take your cherished beliefs too literally, and not take other people’s ideas about you too personally.

* RIPE INTELLECTION. The understanding that a predilection to notice and analyze pathology is itself pathological. (Suggested by Timothy S. Wallace.)

* ROOTED IN ETERNITY. The state of knowing that your true identity is deeper than the constant chatter of thoughts, images, and feelings that swirls through your mind. (Suggested by Crispin R.)

* SACRED PERCEPTIVENESS. Seeing others for who they really are, in both their immaturity and genius, and articulating your insights to them with care.

* SCARY-THUNDER-IN-THE-DARK HAPPINESS. Feeling deliciously safe in a well-protected sanctuary during a severe storm. (Suggested by Sue Carol Robinson.)

* SCHIZOFRIENDIA. Hearing voices in your head that are constantly supportive, encouraging, and keen to offer advice that helps you make the most of every experience. (Suggested by Lewis.)

* SELF-ACCEPTANCE UNDER PRESSURE. The state achieved upon leaving a room filled with people who know you, and not worrying about what anyone will say about you. (Suggested by Shannen Davis.)

* SELF-HONORING. Having an unwillingness to disparage, belittle, or hurt yourself; includes a taboo against speaking phrases like, “I’m such an idiot!” and “What’s wrong with me?” (Suggested by Julie Levin.)

* SLY TRUST. Having a discerning faith that the integrity of your efforts will inevitably lead to a result that’s exactly what you need; being skillful in the art of never trying too hard. (Suggested by Rhonda Christmas.)

* SONGBIRD-IN-A-TREE. The cultivated awareness that daily life presents countless opportunities to be buoyed by moments of ordinary extraordinary beauty, and that these moments are most available if you perceive with your senses and not with your internal turmoil. (Suggested by Lisa Chabot.)

* TENDER RAGE. Maintaining a strong sense of love and protectiveness towards a person or creature or institution you’re angry at.

* TRANSCONSUMERISM. An absence of tendencies to predicate
happiness on acquiring material possessions. (Suggested by Timothy S. Wallace.)

* TRIUMPHANT NURTURING. Feeling contented expansiveness while nursing a baby. (Suggested by Susan E. Nace.)

* UNSELFCONSCIOUSNESS. Doing what you’re doing and being who you’re being without thinking about it at all. Being happy by virtue of not worrying about whether or not you’re happy; enjoying a unified state in which you are not split between the you who acts and the you who observes. (Suggested by Valerie Keller.)

* UNTWEAKABILITY. Having a composed, blame-free readiness to correct false impressions when your actions have been misunderstood and have led to awkward consequences.

* VIRTUOSO INTEGRATION. Consistently walking your talk; effectively translating your ideals into the specific actions; creating results that are congruous with your intentions; being free of hypocrisy.

* VISIONS OF THRILLING EXPLOITS. Experiencing an eruption of intuition that clearly reveals you will attempt a certain adventure in the future, as when you spy a particular mountain for the first time and know you’ll climb it one day. (Suggested by Sue Carol Robinson.)

* WEATHER SENSITIVITY. Having a high degree of awareness about your sensitivity to changes in the weather, and having a skill for managing your responses to those shifts so as to consistently bring out the best in yourself. (Suggested by Julie Caves.)

* WHOLEHEARTEDNESS. Having the capacity to give, on a moment’s notice, your complete attention, empathy, and playful intelligence to any person or circumstance you choose. (Suggested by Susan Coleman.)

* WILD DISCIPLINE. Possessing a talent for creating a kind of organization that’s liberating; knowing how to introduce limitations into a situation in such a way that everyone involved is empowered to express his or her unique genius; having an ability to discern hidden order within a seemingly chaotic mess.

* WHEEEE. A serenely boisterous intensely focused chaos of communion with streaming fountains of liquid light hurtling softly through the giggly upbeat tender assurance that all is well and a mysterious unimaginable intelligence is magnetizing us forward into ever-more wonderful throbs of naked truth that bestow the humble happy sight of life as a river of fantastically lucky artful change flowing through us forever. (Suggested by Sarah Alexander and Jon Kohl Drucker.)
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Nourished Warrior Wellness: COCO-Cures: 222(ish) uses for Coconut Oil

222 uses for coconut oil, coconut oil infographic

One of the most prized products perpetually part of our Nourished Warrior arsenal, is the magical, remarkable, miracle food: Coconut Oil. Peeps in the tropics, lucky enough to be surrounded by a never-ending supply of this amazing stuff- know the value of this ancient cure. It’s a serum, a cleanser, a weight loss tool, a cooking ingredient, a quenching hydrator for hair, skin, body, and makes some of hands down the best toothpaste on earth. The secrets of oil pulling are not to be blown off, with the billions of bacteria in our mouths at any given moment- oil pulling is a near miraculous cure for dental hygiene and the many purported illnesses and dies-ease that can be a by-product of poor dental hygiene.

the miraculous thing about coconut oil- possibly is that every single day we find yet another use for this glorious powerhouse, nutritional fucken ninjafood at its very very best- there aren’t enough words to toss at this bliss to ever articulate just how lustily we incense ourselves in riding this cantlivewithout workhorse.

please note:

– each and every instance or application on this list has research, study and an abundance of individual review-based evidence backing them, i have included a few key resources for your discovery adventures, however the info out there is incredibly comprehensive and thus, a quick google is reccod.-  researching any one of these numbered cures & uses will give you a plethora of descriptive best-practices in order to employ coconut oil for your desired use.

pls. also consult with a professional caregiver prior to replacing or integrating any part of your prescribed healing regimen with coconut oil.

The Top 11

Anti s of Coconut Oil:

Anti-bacterial
Anti-carcinogenic
Anti-fungal
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-microbial
Antioxidant
Anti-retroviral
Anti-parasitic
Anti-viral
Anti-Side Effect
Anti-Toxic

How we like our oil:

Organic, Cold-pressed & Unrefined: ( virgin or extra-virgin) – this oil is from fresh nuts, sans-processing or heat, it is the purest, most organic form of the tropical nectar. Also the tastiest, and most nutrient-dense, this pristine virgin nectar carries with it a deliciously mild sensory experience.

please purchase no hydrogenated, refined, blasphemized BPA-packaged abominations.

when considering which brands to buy here in Canada- we have a slew of options- but as a small digression it serves to be said:  where coconuts actually grow is a whole different level, i recall the first time i was taught to make coconut oil in Tulum, from fresh coconuts that were harvested by a Spanish-bearded Hippie from Montreal who shimmied up a tree in some manner of renaissance ancestral throwback to our ape brothers. These treasures were so abundant on the beach- those months and months i lived there i nearly became ( nearly ) sometimes too accustomed to the bounty and had to remind myself what a gift it was; this is especially resonant now, back in Canada when the tetra packed mass packaged and horrifically priced knock-offs of coconut water are more and more prevalent on store shelves. making the oil is actually a simple process that requires only a few items and some patience. baby coconuts yield not only the best meat but the best by=products all around- the water is potent, but not like that that comes form older nuts- and is borderline kombucha-esque… in a gentle means-business manner.

so needless to say those other lucky warriors whom have also had the luxury of living in a climate where wacking down a bunch of coconuts and indulging in all day replenishment is a natural part of daily life- will attest to the difference between authentic and what is available in the upper north america. that said, there are some leaders in the coconut oil bottling business that i believe are doing a bang-up job at harnessing the best and most authentic goodness…

My Fav: Dr. Bronner’s Organic White Virgin Coconut Oil

Expeller pressed unrefined whole kernel oil

Company Origin: USA / Coconut Origin: not sure.  / $11 – $12 (14 oz. )

get it: http://www.drbronner.com/

some other brands we recco.

Maison Orphee

Coldpressed, organic and unrefined

Company Origin: Quebec, Canada / Coconut Origin: Philippines / $12 – $15 (454g)

get it: MaisonOrphee.com

Artisana

Organic, Raw, unrefined coldpressed & virgin

Company Origin: California, United States / Coconut Origin: Southeast Asia $12 – $15 (454g)

get it: ArtisanaFoods.com

Now Solutions

organic, cold pressed & unrefined

Company Origin: USA / Coconut Origin: not sure / about $12/355ml

get it: @ http://www.nowfoods.com/

let’s get down to the list: and please note, this piece is definitely going to be on-going, there is no way i will be able to spell out every use, every wonder and every benefit in one piece without writing a novel-length discourse. consider this vol. 1 of a never-ending series. 🙂 

Coconut Oil & Overall  Health and Wellness

1. Appetite controller – the goods fats in the oil actually trigger release of hormones which slow down movement of foods through the digestive tract – and thus prolongs the feeling of fullness after eating
2. Breastfeeding – this is a no brainer for sore nips but also for enriching the milk itself, by taking a few tablespoons a day it actually helps increase the production of milk.
3. Bones and Teeth – aids the absorption of calcium and magnesium which empowers bones and teeth
4. Blood Sugar Stabilizer: by improving insulin secretion, and how your body actually uses blood glucose. it’s a great choice for diabetics and those who suffer from issues with glycemia / blood sugar levels
5. Digestion –  saturated fats in coconut oil help control bacteria, parasites and fungi that lead to digestive issues like crohns, IBS and gastric ulcers; also noted here is its ability to aid in the absobtion of vitamins, minerals, amino acids etc. boosting the bio-availability factor of your daily supplementing regime.
6. Energy Boost – gives you a boost of energy and is often rccod to athletes or those in intense physically demanding conditions as a quick pickmeup- as it also helps with endurance.
7.  Bones / Teeth : coconut oil assists in the absorption of magnesium and calcium: essential for strong bones and healthy chompers
8. Lung Function – increases the fluidity of cell surfaces.
9. Pregnancy – helps prevent gestational diabetes; keeps kidneys functioning; keeps morning sickness in check; and protects a mother-to-be from a host of potentially threatening infections as well as boost her immunity, which is naturally weakened during pregnancy.
10. Prevents oxidation of fatty acids
11. Skin care – the benefits for your skin, are endless- and could be an article within itself ( and most likely will be ) so i will just hit a few topnotes here, ( skincare companies have been trying to mimic the healing and nourishing goodness of this liquid goddessesence; all of them failing miserably but still making billions in profit via consumer ignorance and glossy marketing tactic ) – coconut oil is a protector from free radical and oxidative damage to your skin, it promotes firmer, smoother, more hydrated, more radiant skin-  ( ok. seriously- there really aint nothin’ this DOESNT do for your skin. )  and those who worry about the notion of putting oil on your face need not, coconut oil ain’t that kind of oil. its medium chain triglyceride molecular makeup is not the proper size to clog pores ) – on top of it all – coconut oil provides up to 20SPF, making it a fantastic alternative to chemical-filled sunscreens and liquid gold for getting tropical glow.
12.Stress Relief – if the notion that you are at once losing weight, becoming younger, preventing disease, reversing aging, replenishing your body’s vital nutrients and pretty much all around tapping in to the fountain of youth by incorporating coconut oil into your life, doesn’t reduce your overall stress level; you can look to it to relieve mental fatigue by perhaps indulging in a coconut oil massage– apply it to your head, hands, torso, and everywhere else you can reach and massage in a circular motion, the scent itself will soothe you into an aromatherapeutic state of beachy-bliss-like relief. -(  the aroma of coconut is a known therapeutic stress reliever. ) and if you want to get sexy, have someone else rub you down with it. it makes, bar-none, the ultimate massage oil… and if you get sexy, it also makes unbelievably fantastic lube. 😉
13. Vitamin and nutrient absorption – boosts the bioavailability of other important supplements.
14. Weight loss – medium chain fatty acids contribute to overall weight loss by producing energy in the body vs. fat. meaning even though it is a saturated fat -it actually boosts metabolic rate contribute to weight loss and also increases metabolic rate, stimulates metabolism, improves thyroid function, and with the boost of energy you are also getting- acts as an all around must-have dietary supplement. helps build lean muscle mass.

97 CURES to diseases ( a-z )

Coconut Oil for Chronic Health Challenges

when taken internally, and externally as well in some cases, coconut oil has significant disease-fighting power. 

it is known for aiding, preventing, relieving + in some cases totally obliterating the following ninety-seven health issues:

  i recco. doing your own research before treatment, as well as browsing as many sites as you need to in order to find the appropriate scientific research. copy & paste any of the below into google/bing or whatever search engine suits your fancy…

( SEARCH Marketing and SEO tip: sometimes you really gotta dig into google and make it past paid SEO and google rankings, to find those hidden gems! typically anything on the first 5 pages is engineered to be there, but doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best info )

1. Acid Reflux/Indigestion Aid
2. ADD/ ADHD
3. Allergies
4. Alzheimer’s
5. Asthma
6. Autism
7. Blood Pressure Regulation
8. Bowel Function
9. Bronchial Infections
10. Cancer – has been shown to prevent colon and breast cancer in laboratory tests
11. Candida
12. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
13. Cataracts
14. Cholesterol – improves HDL  to LDL  %
15. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
16. Crohn’s Disease
17. Circulation
18. Colds cures the common cold and other flu-like Viruses
19. Constipation
20. Cystic Fibrosis
21. Cystitis
22. Degenerative Diseases
23. Depression
24. De-Quervains Tenosynovitis
25. Diabetes – helps stabilize blood sugar.
26. Dysentery
27. Eczema
28. Edema
29. Endometriosis
30. Energy boost
31. Epilepsy
32. Fever Support
33. Fibrocystic Breast
34. Flaky, Dry Skin
35. Gallbladder disease and pain
36. Gas
37. Gastritis
38. Glaucoma
39. Gonorrehea
40. Gout
41. Grave’s Disease
42. Gum Disease
43. H. Pylori
44. Halitosis
45. Hashimoto’s
46. Head Lice
47. Heart Disease
48. Hemorrhoids
49. HIV – is known to reduce the viral load
50. Hormone Regulator
51. Hyperthyroidism
52. Immune System Builder
53. Inflammation
54. Influenza
55. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
56. Jaundice
57. Kidney Disease
58. Kidney Stones – aids in dissolving them
59. Liver Disease
60. Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
61. Low Blood Clotting
62. Lung Disease
63. Lupus
64. Malabsorption Syndrome
65. Malnutrition
66. Menstrual Cramps
67. Mental Clarity
68. Menopause –
69. Menstruation Relief
70. Migraines
71. Mononucleosis
72. MRSA
73. Multiple Sclerosis
74. Osteoporosis
75. Pancreatitis
76. Parasites
77. Parkinson’s
78. Periodontal Disease/ Tooth Decay
79. Pneumonia
80. Prostate Enlargement
81. Retinitis Pigmentosa
82. Retinopathy
83. Rickets
84. Skin problems
85. Scurvy
86. Smoker’s Cough
87. Spider Veins
88. Staphyloccus
89. Stomach Ulcers
90. Tinnitus
91. Toenail fungus
92. Thrush
93. Thyroid Function
94. Typhoid
95. Ulcerative Colitis
96. UTI’s + Bladder Infections
97. Yeast Infections

28 remedies

1. Acne – the fact that coconut oil is a superb antispetic, antioxidant and
2. Allergies/Hay Fever – rub inside the nasal passage to form a barrier against clingy pollen and allergins
3. Arthritis- eases inflmmation
4. Athletes foot – anti-fungal power of coconut oil is a quick cure for itchy, burny, athletes feet
5. Back Pain/Sore Muscles see # 3
6. Balding –Coconut oil supports cell regeneration.
7. Boils and Cysts
8. Canker Sores
9. Cellulite
10. Cold Sores
11. Conjunctivitis – applied around and in the eye
12. Contact Dermatitis
13. Decongestant – rub coconut oil on the chest and under the nose when congested from a cold or allergies.
14. Eczema
15. Genital Warts – through topical application over 6 weeks and coconut oil enemas twice a day depending on the location of the warts.
16. Gum Disease and Gingivitis – use as a toothpaste or rub directly on gums
17. Herpes (applied topically and taken internally)
18. Hives
19. Itchy Eyes – put a dab of coconut oil in itchy eyes. You will have blurred vision for a couple of minutes but the itch will be gone!
20. Keloids – apply keloid /scarred skin x3 a day to reduce puffyness and restore balance and appearance of scar tissue.
21. Keratosis Pilaris – apply on its own or add himalayan or sea salt and create an amazing exfoliator.
22. Pink eye – use around the eye – and/or in the eye to soothe and heal
23. Psoriasis
24. Rosacea
25. Shingles
26. Warts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         27. Insect Repellent  – those little bastards just don’t dig it.
28. Lubricant – it is an allaround superfood slip and slide for anything your imagination can conjure up

RX prescriptions for first aid

1. Age Spots ( aka: liver spots ) – apply oil onto spot 2X/day after a few months the spot will fade.
2. Animal Bites – apply oil to wound immediately for cleansing, inflammation reduction, anti-bacterial capacity + followup w a 3x/day regimen to assist healing.
3. Antacid Substitute – combine 1 teaspoon oil w/cinnamon + baking soda = freedom from burn.
4. Bed Sores – apply oil to sores 3x/day to speed healing, reduce inflammation, prevent infection.
5. Birth Marks – similar to age spots, oil can be applied 1-3x/day w/ or w/out applecider vinegar to aid fading
6. Breastfeeding Bite – treat similarly to an animal bite. also soothes sore nips
7. Broken Bones – take 2 tbsp/day to aid in absorbption of calcium + promote rebuilding and healing.
8. Bruises – apply to bruise 2x/day to reduce swelling, redness and tenderness.
9. Bug Bites and Stings – apply as many times as needed per day to kill potential bacteria, ease itching, burning and swelling + to aid swift healing.
10. Burns – apply to burn  asap. continue to apply 3x/day until healed, assists in reducing scarring.
11. Chicken Pox – take 1tbsp/day + apply liberally all over body + pox 3-5 times/day to relieve itching + inflammation, and assist in the curing of the disease. ( can also be added to baths to create a soothing soak.
12. Dry Eyes – 1 dab per eye @ night & throw away the chemical laden visine products.
13. Ear Infection – 2 drops per ear 2X/day for pain relief + infection battling capacity.
14. Food Poisoning –take 2tbsp 2X/day to ease symptoms + promote swift recovery.
15. Hang Nails – soak hands in a tub of warm water and coconut oil and / or apply to each affected area 3X/day.
16. Healing cuts, wounds, scrapes, scratches – apply to affected areas 3X/day. forms a protective layer over skin, helps repair damage, ease pain & inflammation.
17. Impotence/ ED –take 2tbsp / day + use as desired in intimate areas. coconut oil is known to assist in reproductive issues, endocrine + hormonal issues and the scent is something of an aphrodisiac. as an alternative to traditional petroleum based lubes, it makes a delicious organic alternative with no chemical-toxin-filled side effects that can contribute to sexual dysfunction among other things.
18. Ingrownnails – apply 2X/day to affected nails to aid in healing & fight infection.
19. Insomnia – take 1tbsp 1X/day to improve overall health and wellness and to regulate bodily systems that contribute to achieving a healthy sleep. c
20. Jock Itch – apply to affected area 2X/day to ease itch, inflammation, continued use on the body will prevent future flareups.
21. Laryngitis – 1tbsp 3X/day – gargle and rinse with water.
22. Leg Cramps – take 1tbsp 1X/day to support potassium & calcium levels + rub onto painful legs to ease discomfort.
23. Lice –  can be used as a treatment for lice. http://www.wikihow.com/Kill-Head-Lice-Naturally
24. Mole Remover – evidently applying this post applecidervinegar compress has been known to see moles go MIA in just a few weeks- sans laser-surgery!
25. Nausea – rub some coconut oil on your belly and your pulse points and/or meridians
26. Nose Bleeds – quenches dry passages. apply liberally to each nostril
27. Oral Health – Oil pulling is an ancient secret that has made its way into modern day oral routines, including my own- coconut oil whitens teeth, prevents decay, heals sores, banishes bacteria among a plethora of other amazing curative actions. i recco googling oil pulling asap and making it a part of your daily regimen.
28. Oral Surgery – applied to surgery site, helps healing+ prevents infection.
29. Itch relief / infection protection: poison ivy, oak,  sumac and countless other irritating plants and substances.
30. Ringworm – apply to area 8-10 X /day until healed.
31. Snake Bites –( not that this happens alot but… ) neutralizes venom toxicity, stops pain, burning, itching associated w/snake bite+ promotes healing of wound.
32. Sore Throat Soother – 1  spoonful w/warm water + gargle for a few minutes.
33. Snoring Relief – rub a dab into each nasal passage prior to slumber to reduce swelling and clear clogged airways that cause snoring.
34. Sty Treatment – 1 dab 3X/day onto sty until healed.
35. Sun Burn Relief – coconut oil would have prevented this in the first place due to its SPF ability. but applying 3-5x/day to affected area is like bliss.
36. Super-vital support for substance abuse recovery (Alcohol or Drug Detox )–  3-5tbsp /day to boost hydration, purification + energy levels during the detox period. c
37. Swimmers Ear – i heard coconut oil + garlic = a cure to this. try mixing them and dropping them into your ears a few times a day.
48.. Toothache –  see oral health. gargling with coconut oil, or doing an oil pull will ease the inflammation and assist in fighting any infection on its way.
39. Yoni Dryness –  coconut oil makes the best lube on the planet, for any and everything- your yoni included

nature’s best beauty product – a million ways to bless your temple

Skin:

the benefits for your body are endless- skincare companies have been trying to mimic the healing and nourishing goodness of this liquid goddessesence; all of them failing miserably but still making billions in profit via consumer ignorance and glossy marketing tactic ) – coconut oil is a protector from free radical and oxidative damage to your skin, it promotes firmer, smoother, more hydrated, more radiant skin-  and those who worry about the notion of putting oil on your face need not, coconut oil ain’t that kind of oil. its medium chain triglyceride molecular makeup is not the proper size to clog pores ) – on top of it all – coconut oil provides up to 20SPF, making it a fantastic alternative to chemical-filled sunscreens and liquid gold for getting tropical glow.

• After Shave & as a shaving balm – lubes. quenches. soothes. protects. heals. bye bye razor burn.• Exfoliator & Body Scrub – blend coconut oil, himalayan salt or coconut sugar + ( essential oils if you are so inclined) apply body-wide in the shower for a super-spa like exfoliation bliss.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Facial Cleanser  – replace your cleanser with a blend of coconut oil & olive or almond oil, massage into face-( leave for a few minutes) rinse. instant glow.                                  • Stretch Marks – for use during pregnancy to help prevent stretch marks, and to nourish and boosy repairative capacity of skin.                                                                                  • Sunscreen – coconut oil has an inherent SPF. i used to get 3rd degree burns, i mean i would burn through baby sunscreen with an SPF of 75. when i lived in mexico i went naked on the beach daily in 100 degree carribean sun wearing nothing but coconut oil. not once did i burn the entire time i was there. no joke.                                                         • Makeup Remover – never again use a chemical concoction or rub your poor face raw trying to remove waterproof mascara. coconut oil + cotton ball = nature’s natural wonder remover.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Moisturizer – once i found coconut oil i never looked back. its  my-go to head-to-toe body quencher- absorbs quicker than other oils, nourishes the skin, and its soothing diversity makes it a fail-safe for even sensitive areas.•Minimize Pores – daily dabs will help visible pores disappear.                                                                                                          • Oily Skin Zapper – seems weird right? but a dime-sized amount will help reduce oily t-zones. wear under makeup

Hair:

• Dandruff – add to shampoo for symptomatic relief of dandruff. coconut oil assists in the control of oil secretion from your scalp- which contributes to the cause.                     • Skin protector- Hair dye –use as a protector against inadvertantly dying your skin by applying along the hairline and on the ears prior to your next dye job.                              • Conditioner/ Hair Treatment – the hidden-gem secret of curly-haired girls the world over. add to your conditioner. use as a conditioner or deep treatment. apply liberally to hair and scalp, wrap in a hot towel for an hour or leave in overnight- for a protein-building, silky, nourished and shiny mane.                                                                                   • Hair Product – use as a defrizzing balm or a hair gel to hold in place. use a quarter sized amount in your palm and massage from root to tip, scrunch hair or apply to strands as desired.
• Hair Fortifier  –   bonds to the hair follicles rendering them super strong and forified.                                                                                                                                                            • Pre- wash hair treatment– massage into hair prior to your shampoo to reduce frizz, and boosy moisture and shine.
• Split end healer : apply daily to split ends- coconut oil helps repair damage to the hair, seal the cuticle and prevent future splits.

Hands & Nails:

• Nail Polish Quick Dry — apply via spray-bottle to freshly painted nails for a quick-dry fix
• Nail Strengthener & conditioner: use it as a treatment on finger and toe to repair cracked, brittle nails. apply daily to nourish and fortify – leaving nails shiny and healthy looking.                                                                     ;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • • Hand Cleanser– literally the best hand cleaner on the planet. removes everything from wax to paint to turmeric-yellow-nails, to garlic to grease to oil based products             • Cuticle Cream –use as a cuticle serum or whilst getting a manicure- to aid in removal of cuticles

Ears:

• Ear cleanser – add a touch on a qtip for to help remove ear wax.

Mouth & Lips:

• Balm for lips – arguably the best lip balm on the planet. its natural SPF helps protect lips whilst doing softening work…stays lubed for hours.

• Toothpaste – see above on oral health and oil pulling. alone or combined with peppermint oil this liquid gold makes the best whitening, brightening way to clean teeth. and being fluoride free- is of infinite benefit.

Eyes:

•Eye Cream – apply on lids, under eyes, to brow bones and around the entire eye area in the AM + PM for a superfood serum with an  anti-puffy, anti-aging punch.
•Eyelash Conditioner – use a mascara wand to apply to lashes, or add to your mascara tube for extra conditioning and growth promotion.

Tricks, Tips, Secrets

• Deodorant – homemade- anti-toxic deodorant. use it alone on underarms or blend up an eco-stick by combining any of the following: baking soda, arrowroot powder, essential oil + beeswax and aloe

• Sunless Tan Lotion -for those peeps who dig a self-tanning, i’ve heard te;; mixing coconut oil with nutmeg and coffee grounds will work in place of the streaky orange goo.

• Varicose Veins – helps hide and heal

• Tattoos – for its obvious healing and moisturizing capacity- coconut oil can do a bangup job as tattoo-goo.

• Vitiligo + Hyperpigmentation – helps restore pigment, remove dark spots and heal patchy skin from rosacea and other skin syndromes
Wrinkle reduction and prevention– rubbing coconut oil on winkles and sagging skin helps strengthen the connective tissues to bring back that youthful look!

• Wax Removal – post body and eyebrow waxing use coconut oil to remove the leftover wax and soothe irritated skin.

Pets:

As good as this nectar is for us it’s equally as useful for your feline and canine and other furry friends. • Daily dosing will aid in nutrient absorbtion, improve digestion, boost immune system, heal disorders like IBS, colitis and colic and will assist in the elimination of hairballs. Heal arthritis, help in weight loss, boost energy and the medium chain triglycerides have been proven to decrease amyloid buildup of protein that afflicts aging dogs.

• Start with supplementing your pet’s diet with about 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight 2X per day. recommended dosage for animals is 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight twice daily when taken internally.

• Heals bites, stings, wounds, fleas, dry skin + allergies and other issues that animals tend to agitate. Apply to affected area or all over coat 2X/day for as long as required.      • dosing and conditioning your pets will result in a super-shiny coat.
• Prevents& treat infections like fungus and candida and reduce skin allergies- once my cat erupted with an all over allergy from an unknown source- poor meng meng was crying and scratching for days and days on end and nothing worked- i tried wrapping her body in a sock, i tried covering her claws- anything i coudl think of to stop the spreading of the psoriasis-like skin flaking- the only thing that worked was soaking her in coconut oil 3 times a day and covering her up with a home-made bandage; in just 2 short days she was completely healed.

 A note on wee ones:

From cradle cap, to colic to diaper rash to teething to a healthy and hydrating addition to formula, the incorporation of coconut oil into baby’s life is essential. There are countless products on the market that are riddled with toxins- literally try going into the children’s department at any store and seeking out a product sans PEG, paraben, sulfate, or petroleum-based ethanols; it’s nearly impossible and terribly frightening to be introducing these carcinogens so early in life. So please take this guide and adapt it as you see fit for use in your young one’s life. I can almost guarantee that even replacing the essentials like diaper cream, baby wipes and talcs will result in a far more even tempered, healthy child.  There are no doubt countless mommy blogs out there singing the praises and offering up the recipes and secret weapons for integrating this into daily-life. If you are a mommy or a mommy to be, do your whole family a favour.

Coconut oil cleans up

• use it to clean counters, floors, stoves, sinks, toilets, remove stains from laundry, take wax out of clothing, clean silverware, protect ceiling fans from dust accumulation, wax your car, clean carpet stains and remove odours, clean walls from fingerprints and assist in the removal of stubborn wallpaper, clean and deodorize your fridge, remove stickers and other sticky substances from nearly any object, add lemon, baking soda and vinegar to make bar-none the best eco- cleaning product of all time.

…all that and you can eat it!

As if all of those sublime uses were not enough, the most prevalent use in modern culture for coconut oil is in cuisine. Since the dawn of time this oil has been held sacred an incorporated into daily diets in a plethora of creative ways that contribute to optimal health. Use it as a cooking oil or butter substitute in your gluten free baking-( use a 1 cup to 1 cup ratio when replacing butter in recipes with coconut oil.) Add it to shakes, smoothies, juices and teas for a superfood supplementation, Use it frozen into ice-cube trays, as a salad dressing, or soup-addition, steep herbs in it for delicious extracts… the ideas are as vast as your beautiful imagination.

A Secret Weapon with more uses than duct tape.

From bases for homemade products to clean fuel for cars, to lubing up your shovels in the cold winter for easy snow-catching action ( seriously i just did this today after a massive february-dumping of snow )  to cleaning paint from your brushes, to removing gum from your kid’s hair, to freeing a stuck zipper, to stopping a squeaky mattress to lubing your guitar strings to lubing your lover… the benefits are endless and the best part is you can get as creative as you like. I will continue adding to this list as i discover more uses, but no doubt at this point – like myself you are probably asking the question- is there truly, feasibly anything this miraculous oil can’t do?!?! and my dears i believe the answer is a resounding no. In fact if there is something that you discover coconut oil is not good for, let us know and we will purchase your next jar for you. In the meantime feel free to go all cocoloco.

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Nourished Warrior Wellness: EMPOWER: 10 truths that you need to know – WTFU vol. 1~ toxintruth

warriorwelnnesWTFU aint what the fuck, but wake the fuck – up. it’s a harsh acronym perhaps, but the intention behind it is relative to the importance of the call to action.

there’s alot of misinformation, disinformation and saturation of useless information in the world we live in.

2012 and the massive energy shift therein saw a quickening that empowered so many more people to begin the awakening process, so much truth unveiled ( and often times quickly veiled over again by mainstream media or discredited by those whom want to keep the masses under their programmed spell. The reality however is that humans, blessed, wonderful, amazing creatures that we are- are meant to evolve. Our destiny is mapped out in the cosmos before we are born and henceforth long after we leave this earthly incarnation ) We certainly aren’t meant to live superficial lives in fearsome apprehension to dive into the deep end of our consciousness… resting in oblivion on material gains, striving for empty existence shrouded by shit that makes no difference. You can strive for money and you can buy yourself a temporary belief that standing on your stacks will get you higher up any ladder to the top, but those who follow a conscious path of course know that ascension can’t be charged on no platinum visa.

The point in short is, that this life in this time, is a miraculous, exciting and powerful opportunity… There are more of us than ever before- answering the call to WTFU and making it their dharma to assist others in the journey to awaken. And to all of you, you know who you are- bless your journey. Please continue.

in reality there are thousands of tiny truths that bring happy daily a-ha moments, and there are massive truths that are often indigestible given what we are, in essence, ‘programmed’ to believe. This list may end up being much more involved than my original intent which is to simply share a topline level of truth- however i will be delivering just 10 truths ( in no particular order ) that are as much a call to action as they are a call to awakening- and essential upon that often perilous path to ascension, some points may be obvious- others perhaps fucking shocking- but essential all the same to keep yourself safe and striving to thrive amidst a world where chaos reigns…

as a preface here i would like to iterate that all things need to be approached in moderation, with ultimate balance as your starting point. Balance is the secret of universal harmony. balance is key. This may be an obvious statement- especially relevant in modern life where its a struggle to survive and pull in the revenue you need to cover your nut- no matter how big or small your nuts are, balance is the only thing that will provide depth and meaning, enrich a life spent working. At the centre of every system of order, every measure of success in relationships, everything in the natural world requires a centrepoint built on fortitude and wise and economical distribution. Ying, Yang, Creation, Destruction, Light, Dark, Hot + Cold = warm… and all life thrives in warmth- from bacteria to humanity- humans thrive when they meet warmth… allow it to flourish in their lives. The concept of balance can apply to personal life vs. work in the world, to finding your core on the yoga mat and mastering that arm balance, to learning the lesson of moderation when indulging in the deliciousness of life. Food, Substances, Technology, Sex…Too much makes you sick, too little and you starve. It’s that point where you meet a sense of satisfaction where your awareness ought spark pause on consumption.  And this lesson of balance applies to those on the conscious path as well- for in knowing how much truth you can handle, when seeking out what’s behind and underneath the surface-finding balance is vital. My journey to awakening has sped up immeasurably in the last year and even as an individual who had her first conscious experience around the tender age of 12- 20+ years passed by so quickly and there is so much to open your eyes to that it often becomes too much- when balanced against the strive to function on a practical level. One day it was just as if life opened up and out poured forth its truth to me- ugly, unbelievable yet at the same time these truths were realities that i felt i already knew but had been displaced from, it was as if a veil was lifted and i was able to see beyond. Those who strive for the same experience of awakening and reclaiming your innate empowerment and sight, should do so under a pretense of mindfulness.

it is under that wisdom that i deliver this top 10 list, beginning here with the first truth: ( and many truths that unfold herein as waking TFU- is a process akin to peeling an onion…)

 

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#1- #TOXINtruth: we are strategically, systematically, persistently being poisoned. 

we live in a toxic world. toxins come in many forms- spiritual, psychological, environmental, physical: for example in processed and synthetic foods that crowd the grocery store shelves to the toxic gossip and mainstream media magazines that line the checkout- filling your head with nonsensical distraction and useless information that serves no purpose other than to provide orchestrated worlds of digression and fabricated dramatics that act like a puppet show to divert your eyes from what’s really happening… the least of which what might be in those 10 items or less on the conveyor belt in front of you… toxins perpetuate the cycle of ultimate consumerism and keep the corporate machines rolling.. when i go shopping at any given grocery store there is quite literally less than 10 items in the entirety of any given major grocery chain that i would even consider putting in ( or on ) my body. This issue goes so deep and stretches so far and wide that like the rest of the items on this list- it deserves its own feature editorial piece, however just to skim the top; here’s a few of the worst toxic culprits we are faced with on a daily basis that keep the masses under the influence and in the system and functioning as is desired by those pulling the proverbial strings:

Fluoride is a blinding control mechanism: 

tap_water_fluoride_poisonThis one is super sick and a super slick ploy that is so fundamentally wrong in so many ways that there aren’t enough words really. For one: Fluoride has long been used in rodenticides and pesticides to kill pests like rats and insects. In terms of toxicity- it is more toxic than lead and slightly less so than arsenic. As a child in public school i recall the days when the school nurse would wheel in her cart full of tiny dixie cups filled to the brim with pink liquid. if i close my eyes and try, i can still taste how fucken disgusting this experience was- everyone in class hated this. no, in fact we dreaded it. the justification by the school system i believe, was something along the lines of ‘healthy oral hygiene’ when in fact- years later i came to understand that fluoride has a massive impact on both learning capacity and brain function, it in effect shuts down certain receptors that allow us to absorb and retain information… and what better a way to get this highly toxic substance into the masses, beginning at a pivotal age. The education systems are clearly in cahoots with ‘whomever’ – it is that is pulling the strings behind the so-called curtain.

Harvard review of brain studies involving the use of fluoride concluded that exposure to the substance causes damage to neurological development; meaning those whom had been exposed to fluoride over certain periods of time or whom lived in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQs than those in areas with lower levels.  ( Further, 15 percent of children in the high-fluoride city had signs of mental retardation) This research only adds to an ever-expanding number of studies on humans and animals demonstrating the damage inflicted on your brain by fluoride. Most notably- your pineal gland  (  or seat of the soul, spiritual antenna, intuition organ, gateway to the infinite etc. ) Which is the primary target of fluoride accumulation in the body. (  for those who aren’t aware the pineal is a wee gland located between the two hemispheres of the brain that regulates both melatonin and serotonin   ( which helps regulate mood, hormones and protects the body from free-radical damage ) and is responsible for awakening in humans, opening the third eye and becoming conscious. The molecule which opens us to spiritual experience, otherwise known as DMT ( a naturally occurring psychedelic responsible for conscious understanding ) is housed in the pineal gland. Studies also show that the pineal literally has every biological component required to be a functioning eye similar to the other two we use. The purpose of the pineal gland as a conscious awakening portal has been buried under centuries of toxic diversion and misinformation so much so that there are those who still do not know it even exists let alone what its purpose is. ( for proof on the Pineal gland click here: http://www.riseearth.com/2014/01/proof-that-pineal-gland-is-literally.html?m=1

Sodium Fluoride is not good for you period. Nevermind your teeth which are systematically destroyed by its effects- it collects heavy metals and binds to calcium and other minerals in the body causing calcification and degradation of not only the precious Pineal gland but all tissues, bones and pretty much every bodily system. The use of fluoride as a mechanism of control can be traced back to WW2 and The Nazi regime ( it’s true, google it. ) Some believe that the third reich evolved into what is now a fourth reich- which is the topic of the 2008 book by Jim Marrs) Fluoridization of drinking water is something that is banned in many countries, unfortunately in North American ‘governments etc.’ aptly use the tactic as a way to exert control on a massive, massive level. The effects of fluoride on the human system are of undeniable benefit to those seeking to dominate or control population on every level-  in short, it makes humans docile, subservient and unable to resist domination.

The FDA now requires warnings on all toothpaste containing fluoride, yet the brands are still touting its dental benefits with legitimizing claims made by dentists endorsing them. In China and India millions now suffer from crippling bone diseases from water contaminated from elevated levels of fluoride. ( Fluoride exposure disrupts the synthesis of collagen and leads to the breakdown of collagen in bone, tendon, muscle, skin, cartilage, lungs, kidney and trachea it has also been known to cause severe arthritis, development of bone cancer, depression of thyroid activity, impaired immune function, premature aging and at an overall is extremely hazardous to biological development, life span and general health- especially in children. ) So imagine a class of 40 of children if you will, in protest- swishing around this evil pink liquid for 45 seconds every week, spitting it back into a cup. Intense really. The young mind always knows, prior to our instincts being systematically snuffed out over time, our intuitions were open to receive and we knew when something was wrong…

“Fluoride causes more human cancer, and causes it faster, than any other chemical.”
– Dean Burk, Chief Chemist Emeritus, US National Cancer Institute

Another disturbing fact:  this craze in the 90’s started sweeping the nations, it was a plan carried out by a little drug company named BIG PHARMA Pfizer whom developed a little drug named Prozac. ( or ‘Fluoxetine’ ) A phenomenon swept the continent and doctors everywhere doled out countless scripts for this so-called miracle drug that could cure the masses of their ‘depression’ and various other psychiatric disorders…  what a genius invention this drug that would serve as a tool to create masses and masses of docile and subservient drugged up humans.

fourthreich“It is quite ironic that Prozac, which is 94 percent fluoride and given to hyperactive children, requires a prescription from a licensed physician while the same substance can be placed in our drinking water by dealers who have no medical training, no license to dispense medications, and no idea to whom they are administering this corrosive, toxic, and impairing substance.” 

— “The Rise of the Fourth Reich,” by Jim Marrs (HarperCollins, 2008, p. 193

So if this isn’t enough to promote awareness of what’s happening to you –   ( that’s right to you because you aren’t doing anything about it WTFU!…please.) I prescribe an  immediate fluoride detox program

I’ve spoken to individuals in person with whom i have shared this information only to meet a blank, dumb stare of disbelief and doubt- the sadness to me is that, that is the precise response an over-intake of fluoride elicits. They are perfect products of a calcified body and soul.

There are ways to detox yourself on an overall level + begin to de-calcify your pineal gland, ( side benefits being lowering your risk of cancer amongst a host of other diseases caused by this toxic evil) – strive for an alkaline diet- reducing acidity in the body will help your overall toxicity level and will begin the – process of opening your third eye  ( Detoxification and Activation of the third eye leads to vast, immeasurable improvement… an open third eye brings clarity, focus, concentration, intuition, decisiveness, lucid dreams, better sleep, clear energetic channels )  A closed third eye or in Sakskrit~ “Ajna Chakra” brings confusion, uncertainty, cynicism, pessimism, jealousy, envy and one-sided vision- similar to the effects of fluoridized self, yeah?

Protection:

Eliminate sources of fluoride from your diet. STOP using toothpaste. personally we use coconut oil to brush our teeth- in addition to cleansing it whitens and the process of ‘oil pulling’ has long been a trick used by those in the know. buy organic toothpaste @ the health food store, make sure its fluoride free obviously, but watch out for sodium laureth sulfates and other nasty chemicals trying to sneak in instead… Please do not take calcium supplements as calcium binds to fluoride in the body and will do the opposite of what you seek in essence. The reasons to stop sources of fluoride from infiltrating your existence are seeming endless but for those specifically interested in a detox of the pineal gland here are just a few of the supplements available will boost its function, aid in decalcification and at an overall nourish you on your journey to cultivating a thriving life:

1. Melatonin

– a plant-based, organic melatonin would be best. dose small, do not use for more than a few months. you can easily get these for a few bucks at most stores.

The pineal gland produces the hormone melatonin, ( associated with relaxation, visualization, and the circadian rhythms of the body )  purchasing melatonin supplements, make sure the products are plant-based and not animal tested.

2. Oregano Oil + Neem Extract

oregano oil has been making big business as a cure-all for cold, flu and viral symptoms for a while now. Neem is an ancient ayurvedic tonic  with countless benefits from skincare to antibiotic and antibacterial, it  has flown under the radar for the past hundred ++ years however in India is still revered  as a life-affirming tonic with benefits that are seeming limitless. Both oregano oil and neem extract aid in a purification process, assisting in the decalcification of the pineal as well as working on the  endocrine systems- and oregano whilst typically used in our western world to strengthen our immunity has super-powers the likes of which have few rivals.

3. Raw Cacao

Raw, organic theobroma in its native form is said to stimulate the third eye as well as detoxify the pineal gland. Side benefits of course include the dopamine rush that occurs post-choco-dulgence. Organic Traditions makes excellent cacao nibs + powders, rich with benefits beyond our immediate understanding.

3. Cannabis

as many know i have been touting the cancer-curing, life enhancing benefits of the cannabis plant for some time, having cured my own ‘cancer’ with a treatment regime of pure cannabis oil- i’ve been publishing an ongoing series following this experiment.  Among the plethora of benefits of this miracle plant,  Cannabis or more accurately (endo) Cannibinoids (The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) maintains our biological systems by regulating cell tissue-Using Omega 6 + arachidonic acid to make the fatty molecules that then act as communication systems that signal harm between the cells in our bodyboth treat and prevent cancer, reduce heart attacks by 66% and insulin dependent diabetes by 58%. Cannabis itself provides highly digestible globular protein, balanced in all Essential Amino Acids, providing the ideal balance ratio of omegas 6+9.  Low levels of essential fatty acids cause all manner of issues within our brains including causing our brains to age faster, contributing to the blinding of the pineal gland, issues with mood balance, impaired memory, cognitive function and dementia According to a study published in the February  2012, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

beware the sugar mafia: 

There is a slew of up and coming research on the deadly effects of sugar consumptionobviously we have been warned throughout our lives as to the dangers of indulging too much in this addictive substance- but that does not stop 90% of North Americans from gorging on the regular- According to Statistics Canada, the average Canadian consumes 26 teaspoons of sugar per day. That’s 40 kilograms per year —– or 20 bags!

Even while the emerging research shows childhood obesity at an all time high-  ( literally like  12.5 million children and adolescents in the U.S. alone ) and Drs and Scientists everywhere are warning about the potential pitfalls of a sugar-habit- seems peeps cannot avoid the thrill of the rush… which as it turns out is directly related to its addictive properties. A study was done at Princeton on this subject – its results found that mice who were continuously fed a choice between water and saccarin ( a nasty little sugar derivative/substitute) or cocaine- after getting a taste of sugar- those mice would return to the sugary straw over the coke straw every single time. The study also documented bingeing similar to that of a drug addict- rats eating large amounts of sugar when hungry, ( a phenomenon  described as ‘sugar-bingeing’ ) undergo neuro-chemical changes in the brain that appear to mimic those produced by substances of abuse, including cocaine, morphine, nicotine…” So in short: sugar triggers our pleasure centre to release dopamine – which starts the fast-track to addiction. ( suck on this: Sugar is actually just one atom away from the chemical makeup of cocaine. ie: sugar C12H22011 has 12 carbon / cocaine: C17H21N04. The only difference is the ‘N’ or nitrogen. )

A Dr from the University of California released then groundbreaking evidence to point to the severe toxicity of a substance that has an entire society-strung out. Robert H. Lustig, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco, As a Childhood Obesity expert he says that sugar, which is made up of glucose and fructose molecules, is a poison because of the way our bodies break it down. To put a bit of perspective to it:  Typically people get most of their sugar in two main forms: table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup.

“When you metabolize fructose in excess, your liver has no choice but to turn that energy into liver fat and that liver fat causes all of the downstream metabolic diseases- such as Diabetes.”

The reality of this epidemic is frightening- there is little you could pick up in a grocery store that does not contain sugar or one of its synthetic derivatives… bread, sauce, packaged meals, crackers, cereal… whatever it is you will find sugar in one of its alias forms- that is almost a guarantee.

What is really needed is a sugar detox- and i recco. that on the journey to optimal wellness everyone undergo at least one detox a month- from sugar specifically. Speaking as someone who when working in the marketing world- as an account exec for Coca-Cola with a 12 diet coke ( yes literally 12! )  per day habit-  i totally get the grip the sugar-mafia puts on our lives.   i am a recovering aspartame junkie and i’ve been through the process of giving up and i know what it takes to let go of something our bodies and brains are begging for…

Protection: The best possible medicine is to reset your dopamine channels, seems like a difficult feat although it is quite easy if you commit to re-alignment. Post substance abuse of any kind our brains technically stop knowing how to release the feel good chemicals that instigate the bliss we all seek… however replacing one habit with another is often the easiest way for peeps to retrain themselves whilst in a detox from evils. Exercise on the regular is the best possible solution to re-instating your natural dopamine supply- yoga, meditation, running, whatever it is – grab a solid soundtrack and just go for it. Your body will be flooded with fresh energy in no time and there will be no 3pm sugar-crash to not look forward to.

ACT:

Keep this chart along with the others in your Nourished Warrior printed info-graphic arsenal- and pull it out whilst you are shopping for fuel- use it to cross reference the ingredients in the grocery store aisles and learn how to spot members of the sugar mafia hiding out in your goods. There are around 200 names for sugar shown here, however this is an ever-expanding mafia with new members being initiated all the time, so keep in mind that anything that looks ‘sugar free’ most likely is not.

WATCH: 

electromagnetic pollution/environmental toxins: chemtrails, heavy-metals, HAARP, ‘imbalanced’ individuals…

heavy metals: some whom have had a plethora of dental work, are wise to the realities of dental amalgam’s mercury content- entire generations walking ’round with a mouth full of deadly heavy metals is a pretty frightening notion, but not as frightening as some of the other ways we are exposed to substances such as – Arsenic, Asbestos, Benzene, Cadmium, Dioxin and dioxin-like substances, fluoride, Lead, Mercury along with Highly hazardous pesticides ( such as roundup for example ) all of which are listed by the World Health Organization as the most fearsome and toxic and ‘potentially’ harmful. These stable elements cannot be metabolized by the body and their bio-accumulative nature is the scariest piece- our bodies cannot remove these substances easily- and they build up to often fatal levels the longer we are exposed. Acute heavy metal intoxications can cause damaging oxidative free radical proliferation &  degenerative disease in the central nervous, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems, lungs, kidneys, liver, endocrine glands, and bones. Chronic heavy metal exposure has also been implicated in cancer, schitzophrenia, insanity, rage and a slew of other illnesses both physical and mental.

Ubiquitous in the environment and in our food sources- it’s incredibly difficult to avoid heavy metal toxicity especially when eating non-processed/synthetic foods ( synthetic foods have no resemblance molecular or otherwise to any living food group- therefore by nature or un-nature as it were – do not contain as many heavy metals as other foods. Those of us who adhere to strict vegan or organic diets ( because let’s face it raw foods are incredibly difficult to afford us a full diet given the availability and financial implications…) are often sometimes exposed to even more metals because of our choice to eat unprocessed or synthetic. Many toxic heavy metals act as molecular “mimics” of nutritionally essential trace elements; ( healthy homeopathic alternatives of aluminum or the like, for example ) and as a result, they compete with essential metallic cofactors for cell and enzyme function / dynamics. In short: they are evil imposters of otherwise vital nutrients and infiltrate the same parts of the body that the otherwise healthy nutritives do. ( an example of this is shown in the video below done by the Health Ranger, whom explains how the mimicing process works )

Protection:

one of the best things you can do to avoid knowingly exposing yourself, beyond the employment of a whole-food nutrition plan is to avoid flu shots ( which contain mercury and a slew of other nasty substances ) and avoid vaccinating your children. ( indeed the topic of vaccines deserves an entire section unto itself but i will leave it to those conscious seeker to explore this topic beyond the topline )

among the supplements that can reverse and heal the effects of heavy metal exposure :

Vitamin E: ( Through its antioxidant action, it mitigates some of the toxic damage caused by heavy metals )

Chlorella (a unicellular green algae with the ability to bind cadmium , zinc, copper, and lead: it has been used to detoxify wastewater of metal contaminants )

Pro-biotics ( some probiotic bacteria can minimize toxin exposure via trapping + metabolizing heavy metals)

Silicon or Silica / DE or Diatomaceous Earth ( which is over 90% silica, made up of teeny tiny diatoms )   a powerful overall body cleanser, regulator and balancer for its ability to eradicate even the stickiest toxins within our digestive systems. Silicon however, has been shown to antagonize the metabolism of aluminum, which could also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, and continuously support improved cognitive functioning )

Screen shot 2014-01-30 at 4.48.56 PMQuantum Pendant: this is something each of us in the Nourished Warrior tribe swear by and never remove. Quantum / Scalar energy has the capacity to awaken you on a much higher frequency in addition to its amazing detoxification and cleansing properties, They emit a healing frequency that works on a multitude of levels to neutralize electromagnetic pollution, block the evil EMF energies emitted by cell phones- which sap energy and add to free radical generation, Improve immune function (live bloodcell microscopy has shown red blood cell clumping is immediately reduced when a quantum pendant is placed next to the blood sample). and work to reduce inflammation in the body- ( one of our key warriors suffered chronic pain for years – the adornment of this pendant has assisted in achieving a 50% reduction in medication and an overall improvement in ongoing acute pain ) There has been a plethora of copycat products released in the last years- including ones that contain heavy metals vs. the lava rock composition that the originals contain. So keep an eye out for imposters. In addition there are also quantum bracelets available – as well as stickers for cell phones.

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the engineering of our skies:

chemtrailsIf you are not familiar with what chemtrails are you might do well by yourself to stop what you are doing in this moment, take a step outside and if the sky is blue and the sun is shining have a look into the horizon for pillowy grey clouds or strange white lines… those while puffy lines that resemble an airplane’s trails, are in fact from a much scarier source. I’d implore you to do a bit of research on geo-engineering, weather modification, ‘atmospheric aerosol’, cloud-seeding, or  SRM: solar radiation management,  and its basis, fallout and the associated risks around the topic of chemtrails. A study done in the last few years by an activist organization tested earth and plant matter post-chemtrail sightings and found all manner of nasty toxins, heavy metals, and other substances that had fallen from the sky –   (  such as silver iodide– a hazardous, toxic pollutant which causes organ toxicity, skin rashes, anemia, weakness, weightloss, depression, skin discoloration among other things )   To be clear; these are not much more than biological weapons of mass destruction. According to several different geo-scientists the chemtrail program involves dropping or spraying residential and other areas with between 10 million and 20 million tonnes, yes TONNES- of chemical compounds containing barium, cadmium, arsenic, aluminum oxide, lead etc…  this program which is so sweetly titled ” project cloverleaf” is a super-secretive program in which many of the pilots whom are flying the planes actually have no idea of what it is they are dropping. Why, you ask? why would the government or anyone for that matter terrorize its people, poison its lands and effectively develop a biological weapon of mass destruction?

Consider the impact of the ability to control weather through spraying these toxins- rendering a weapon that could cause drought, famine…. destruction of land equals impotency and loss of independence for countries that are no longer able to grow and harvest crops. ( read:once this happens it allows foreign governments or any organization for that matter to impose domination in exchange for basic survival needs)
commodities are directly affected by weather and whomever controls the weather controls the masses. ( weather has been traded as a commodity @ Chicago Merchantile since 1997… ) In effect- this is one of the most dangerous, most shocking, most sociopathic and pathologically corrupt toxic truths happening in our world today.

last year when we attended the Total Health show we were party to a Documentary about- HAARP-

( for those of you who are not party to the realities of HAARP- it’s a pretty terrifying ongoing program run by the same peeps who are responsible for CHEMTRAILS… HAARP is short for The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) and is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, among other questionable cohorts. It’s a pretty scary proposition and while technically it is described: “  its purpose is to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance. “ at an overall the truth is more deeply disturbing, and for those brave enough to step into the know i would suggest checking out Nick’s documentary film ‘ Angels don’t play this HAARP’

Based on his best selling book, Dr. Nick Begich presents a compelling discussion of one of the important military advances of the United States government….digging even deeper into the truth behind HAARP will certainly lead you to a different view of the northern lights…check out: http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/haarp_index.htm

.. low frequency foes are everywhere. Those whom are shrouded in the darkness of negativity carrying their baggage and burdens -be it ego or anger or resentment or hate,  affect all those who come into their immediate radius and the only answer to meeting this energy is to work to bring forth your wisdom of balance- to balance it by embodying its opposite. Light, love, high-frequency happiness which is not within the realm of understanding for those ‘people’ whom are trapped in a low frequency state. I began a series about feng shuiing your universe, which  in essence, acts as an existential mastercleanse of sorts- with detailed insight into releasing your energetic, emotional and spiritual baggage, those burdens that box us up and keep us down. Vol 1. deals with ‘relationship feng shui’ and delivers a workable process to releasing that which no longer serves you= as applied to the connections, relationships and associations both with others and within.

Learning to: embody, empower and eradicate is the solution to many challenges in life. As related to the topic of poisonous people in our lives: the embodiment of our personal truth, our highest frequency happiness and our light coupled with the wisdom and knowing needed to banish that which creates blockage and burdens us ( physically, psychically, psychologically, spiritually, intellectually and energetically ) creates a powerful synthesis that can systematically destroy any ill will or low frequency foe that strives to depress your mojo. Granted there is so much toxic, lowfrequency shit that we cannot see – such as the aforementioned infiltration of our food and water system by toxic evils – but with consistent effort to cleanse ourselves of that which we are aware of, we are building an immunity, opening the door to manifesting, setting our intentions against toxic elements- and where attention goes, energy flows. Embrace your innate light, the seed of the divine that exists in every being. The infinite power of love that exists within our heartcentre and connects us to all that is- is your ultimate warrior’s weapon. Tend to the garden of your heart, allow the joy you have – no matter how small, how seeming insignificant given the magnitude of the evils that swirl round- to surround you with a force-field of protection that will lift you up and let you breathe clean conscious breaths…even whilst the air might be toxic.

protection:

read:

about the skies, geo-engineering programs:  Human Geo-EngineeringGeoengineeringWatch.orgAircrap.org,

join:

SkyderALERT: a social network of people concerned about the health and environmental risks of GeoEngineering, SRM and weather modification and they have released an APP that allows you to track and submit images as well as scan your area for dangers

watch:

Dr Nick’s film ‘ Angels don’t play that HAARP’:

hormones gone haywire:

unless you are a woman on the birth control pill,  over 45 on a hormone replacement regime, or going through hormonal treatment as a part of a cancer therapy, you may not think you are ingesting hormones on the regular- but let me tell you, man, woman, child, animal… we are all subject to the hormonal hysteria that is sweeping the world. Mainly the hormones in modern diets mostly derive from consumption of processed foods and dairy products, after Food inc. shed light onto the awful state of dairy farms in North America it’s pretty difficult to deny the notion that dairy products are causing all manner of evils to be seeded in our bodies- Processed foods of course contain a myriad of chemical compounds that result in an even greater myriad of health conditions over time, one of these being an exacerbation of hormonal imbalances on a fundamental level. Over 75% of American children under the age of 12 consume milk or milk products on a daily basis, consider that as you peruse the next tidbits of info here: Harvard news put out a study way back in 2006 discussing the dangers of hormones in milk and since then the issue has been either confirmed or adamantlydrugsindairycows denied by most mainstream media sources across the continent(s).  “The milk we drink today is quite unlike the milk our ancestors were drinking” –  Ganmaa Davaasambuu ( a physician with a Ph.D. in environmental health and a then Harvard Scientist. ). told the Harvard Gazette nearly 8 years ago  That is a whopping understatement in a world where nearly all of our food is genetically engineered – even down to the milk that machines brutally squeeze out of the bloody, pus-filled udders of abused dairy animals that are milked over 300 days per year- whilst pregnant and producing 33 times more hormones-  As such, The concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) model of raising cows on factory farms churns out milk with dangerously high levels of estrone sulfate, an estrogen compound linked to testicular, prostate, and breast cancers.   Meanwhile, raw, grass-fed, organic milk from cows milked at the proper times is linked to improving digestion, healing autoimmune disorders, and boosting overall immunity, which can help prevent cancer. Though you will never hear any of this from the mainstream media, all milk is not the same — the way a cow is raised, when it is milked, and how its milk is handled and processed makes all the difference in whether or not the end product promotes health or death. – Said a 2012 Natural News article

The link between cancer and dietary hormones – is a topic that has blown up in the last decade and for good reason. Natural estrogens (- on the whole Dairy accounts for 60-80% of estrogen consumed. ) are up to 100,00X more potent than their environmental counterparts ( such as the estrogen-like compounds found in pesticides – Non-organic foods sprayed with chemical pesticides/fertilizer accumulate large amounts of xeno-or artificial estrogens.

Hormonal imbalance is caused from a variety of issues from dairy consumption to improper diet to contraception, and in effect it causes all manner of symptoms from chronic pain and lethargy to obesity are reason enough to reconsider what it is you are putting into your body- but its the term ‘cancer’  that seems to get people to perk up and pay attention – so from a statistical standpoint, the data doesn’t lie ( although it does change rather rapidly ) One study done in the last 10 years compared diet and cancer rates in 42 countries. Its findings revealed that milk and cheese consumption are strongly correlated to the incidence of testicular cancer among men ages 20-39  In the past 50 years in Japan dairy consumption has been rising- as is the prostate cancer death rate which has gone from zero per 100,000 to 7 per 100,000. Part of the reason why this devastating rise in dairy-related-death has become what seems an unavoidable fate for those who are on the milk-bandwagon is that the US government continuously provides incentives to Farmers who use this detrimental CAFO model of raising cows, perpetuating the belief that all milk is the same- in 2012 a bill was passed that incentivized confined factory farming that forced cows to eat GMO feed, which on top of the abuse-derived, hormone-riddled milk that’s being produced- would see the animals become even sicker. for more info: http://www.anh-usa.org/healthy-milk-what-is-it/

A wise alternative option to dairy is almond milk, coconut milk, homemade or storebought ( without added synthetics such as carageenan- ) if its cheese you are addicted to, try either making a nut-based vegan option, cashew is great or if you absolutely need your cheese- there is a Cypriot cheese called Haloumi which is typically made from sheep and goats milk and is undeniably delicious.

the other hormonal source that is seeing women all over North America become not only imbalanced  but suffering from a slew of severe side effects and ever- increasing health conditions including mood disorders and infertility is chronic use of the birth control pill. Many women are put on the pill at a very young age as a way to manage menstrual symptoms or as a contraceptive. You may not live in constant fear of becoming pregnant ( unless you forget a pill ) but what you definitely are doing is altering your entire internal chemistry. Which can result in unexpected and difficult to treat issues such as inability to breastfeed, decreased libido and a host of other symptoms. Luckily, There are natural birth control methods which have been providing salvation to those whom have been on the Birth Control pill bandwagon for years and have had enough of the ride, this is giving rise to a movement led by Holistic Fertility Specialists around North America- In Canada The Red Tent Sisters- who promote fertility awareness and natural alternatives to traditional methods, have been helping women achieve happy hormones and eco-friendly orgasms for over 10 years. Take a look @ the video ‘ Five Fabulous Reasons to Ditch the Pill & Reclaim Your Health, Happiness, & Future Fertility’  a plethora of wisdom on Women’s Fertility as effected by the Birth Control Pill and how to replace that life-altering substance with a more holistic method that will nourish your thriving.

 Pesticides, Fertilizers and GMOS:

Herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers such as the infamous  ’roundup’ are still wreaking havoc on all life from the soil to the bees to livestock to human… most of today’s industrial farming practices have ties to one singular organization and the main culprit of course is Monsanto. There are countless websites, activist groups, documentary films and organizations in protest of this gigantic terrorist organization- however with its stronghold on America’s industry it is difficult to avoid buying into their plots. We published a piece that included a DO NOT BUY infographic, (see below)   listing Monsanto owned companies, for use in your arsenal- though bare in mind this list is ever-expanding and each company on this list is continuously striving to buy out the competition, a tactic that has even spread to the organic sector- you can find the Corporate-owned Organic infographic here:  GMOS is a topic which i have discussed previously, and whilst i am certainly not interested in repeating myself ( although there is definitive value in repetition if you consider mantras, affirmations etc. ) … the GMO-train keeps rolling on at warp speed bound and those on it are bound to see wreckage if they don’t hop the track. If you have not seen the GMO-fed Pig Stomach images,  see below… nor watched the Genetic Roulette film by Jeffery Smith or the films such as Food Inc. that address the dangers surrounding both chemical-crops and GMOs- you are in for a shocker if still buying traditional foods.

the initial ‘Clean Eating’ article i posted is here: https://thenourishedwarrior.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/nourished-warrior-wellness-clean-eating/

however here is a brief recap: The effect that GMOs have on the human body are still being discovered on daily basis, but what we do know is that consumption of genetically engineered food leads to the following: 

Top 10 illnesses caused by GMO’s

1- depression and anxiety- this one is huge.

2- Alzheimers

3- Diabetes

4- Cancer

5- Parkinson’s Disease

6- Gastrointestinal issues such as IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcers, Leaky Gut syndrome and a host of other nastiness

7- Killing off of Bee Colonies- bees are absolutely essential for human survival on this planet

8- increase in severe food allergies

9- becoming anti-biotic resistant and all around increased toxicity to boot

10- this list could go on forever really, as each day something new about the harmful, horrific effects of this disgusting mutant creation is discovered. A simple google will affirm everything that i have listed here and teach you a wide variety of other horrifying information that is sure to keep you up at night.

if you need any further evidence, ( because perhaps you haven’t yet watched the genetic roulette film-)  have a look at this:

this is a Pig Stomach- used for research purposes to show the effects of a stomach that has been fed a GMO diet.

Results show a 267% increase in severe stomach inflammation compared to those fed non-GMO diets

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040727_gmo_feed_severe_inflammation_pig_stomachs.html#ixzz2j8nMTih5

protection:

For those who are not abreast on the realities of food in North America, It goes far beyond GMOS- and so in your case, reality requires some serious confrontation… First before even considering what plan of avoidance you will artfully execute- force yourself to come face to face with the truths about our failing food system; for more information on all things FDA, Big-pharma, Industrialized Food etc. please visit any of the following links to educate yourself further:

WATCH:

 for anyone who is not educated as to what precisely GMO’s are, and why they are a horrific invention by a desperate society seeking to perpetuate disease:

Jeffrey Smith’s mesmerizing film shines a bright light of hope that we can reclaim our health and our food systems…
It’s a real wake up call as to just how deep the corruption of our food chain truly is.. unveiling a world most of us have never seen: exposing the bullying & deceit of the biotech industry, Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, & how the USDA adamantly ignores a growing health emergency-

ACT: for those of you who need some additional assistance in understanding how to read labels, what to look for, what to avoid and what to weed out of your current kitchen: we have been continuously addressing the subject of chemicals, toxins and additives, carcinogens and other poisons bit by bit. –

here’s a few handy go-to GMO/Monsanto-guides to add to your arsenal- any and everything on either list are GMO ingredients which means absolutely, positively DO NOT PUT IT INTO YOUR BODY. The other inforgraphic showcases many of the ever-growing companies owned by Monsanto.

you can also visit the NON Gmo product site, and browse participating products.

http://www.nongmoproject.org/find-non-gmo/search-participating-products/

: print it off ( it’s size 4×6 ) &  keep in your wallet when you’re grocery shopping or save it to your smart phone and pull it up when you are label-checking @ the store.

NO-monsanto

saynotogmo

top 3 tips for avoiding GMO foods:

1- buy certified organic. By law organics cannot contain GMO’s ( though questionable in the US- ecocert and Canadian Organic certifications are a safe bet.

2. Look for non-GMO labels, while the petition to have GMO’s labelled has been ongoing for years now, many brands have adopted their own practice of choosing to label their foods non-GMO for the safety and concern of the consumer. ( note: currently there are NO laws in place stating that companies that produce products made with GMO’s must label their products accordingly- a rather terrifying proposition but a seriously fucked up reality. Please do your research. Buy wise. because evil giant Monsanto will never allow the people to win the battle to label GMO foods- there are a slew of brands, more and more each day who are doing the right thing by labelling their products GMO-free. 

<—this is what you should be looking for on anything you buy; if it does not have this seal, and it is not organic – i don’t buy it.

3- avoid any at-risk ingredients, the top culprits being: corn, soy, canola, cottonseed and sugar ( sugar in itself is a sick plague on humanity with its own laundry list of offenses )

Your best bet? First, watch the genetic roulette film, get educated- and secondly print the list i have created here, and avoid buying ANY product that is GMO.

11- PlusA stunning new research study identifies exactly what makes GMO foods dangerous, along with just how GMO foods causes depression anxiety and other serious health conditions such as autism, obesity, Parkinson’s, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s and more.

Obviously the aforementioned is only just a glimpse into the vast array of toxins we are exposed to, albeit within those few is a vile landscape of endless proportion and enough to instigate action in those willing to embody and live within the truth. This is only number one in a list of the 10 truths and already we have covered a landscape of challenges facing modern day warriors in the battle to ascend. The distorted version of reality that we are living in is a programmed falsity that is oppressing us often without our direct knowledge. I will not speak to the intentions of those who are behind this programming nor will i divulge any name, label or entity responsible – but in effect it is a deeply intricate matrix of interconnected efforts to repress what we already know, what is encoded in our DNA as humans, what we have been put on this earth to do may very well be to reignite the wisdom within, to power forth through endless obstacles, and in the battle for our lives we need armor, the greatest weapon that an individual can have- is a conscious understanding of its opponent in the ever-changing war for our freedom. I bow to those who are out there sharing this wisdom and empowerment, striving to unleash humanity from the grips of toxic truths and repressive wills of ‘others’ whom come not from a place of light and love but from a darkness with calculated aim.

All said thus far-

your best bet is to get educated in the art of avoidance.

our best defense and our only hope of salvation really given the state of reality in the world we live in is to in essence- crack our genetic code and reclaim our divine understanding, our birthright – which is a default state of unity, thriving and empowerment; is to learn to be mindful in our lives. Not only mindful in the sense of being present for each moment of our lives- but mindful in our consumption, mindful in our actions, and mindful of our wellness. Love your temple, ignorance is not bliss. The luckiest woman on earth is one whom knows herself, embraces the truth of herself wholeheartedly, embodies gratitude for the earth and with beloved appreciation of the interconnectedness of all things, strives to walk the path in loving, artful reverence. Evolution follows a path of release and cleansing, the cycle of creation follows destruction and after we learn to wield our own light- we have the capacity to challenge the darkness…

with blessings and love,

#keepstrivinforthrivin’

& #tellingthetoxintruth

#WTFU

love,

R.
a disclaimer:
i nor anyone else affiliated with the nourished warrior, are in no way affiliated with any organization or anti-organization. neither do i subscribe to following any particular path to truth but that which resonates in my own spirit on my own personal path to ascension. i am going to avoid addressing directly those behind these truths- ( other than the companies publicly and widely known to be villains  )  or using specific ‘keywords’ here for the sake of remaining out of any firing line, spotlight or otherwise drawing unnecessary attention to myself. please also note i am not endorsing any cures, treatments or otherwise as a replacement for advice from a qualified PHD or healthcare practitioner. the links and info provided herein are to be used by the individual at their own discretion.

My Medical Marijuana Journey; an experiment: volume five, six & beyond

article-picWell, it’s been since April that we celebrated the success of the experiment. In one month we were able to build a better, faster more competent cure.

The most amazing part of this story at an overall is that we seem to have, in a very short time- rehabilitated my reproductive system.

The results of the ultrasound shown in volume 4 were no lie. The eradication of the supposed cancerous mass proved a worthy feat and one that we undertook in faith and trepidation. Post results, however there was still no answer to the initial question and the OBGYN @ hand offered nothing in the way of solutions ( except the aforementioned hormones he was pushing. ) I decided that i wanted a second opinion. The OBGYN serving me at the time of this ordeal had not done much to help me really other than point out something that needed to be cured, which i then took it upon myself to cure… So off i went, back to the original Doctor.  After confronting her errors about pretty much everything she put forth to me, she didnt seem too interested in attesting to her true lack of knowledge in what was really going on. Each time i mentioned to one of these western medicine Dr’s that i had cured myself holistically – none seemed too interested, too surprised or expressed any further inquiry into the matter. What it comes down to, is  simple programming, these Dr’s spend half their lives being educated to work a failing system, give health advice by synthetic standards ( read: the health canada food guidelines which are stealthly crafted to manifest illness, perpetuate obesity and heart disease and boost bottom lines. ) So when it comes to the mention of anything holistic whatsoever, be it TCM, naturopathy or even a simple question of an herb you hear:  ” I cannot attest to the efficacy, there is no solid research backing, there are no standardized doses approved by any regulatory body ” etc. etc. – What those peeps do have standardized though, is a list of dismissals to pull from.

Not only do they have a lack of interest and knowledge, but they actually strive to deter you from going the natural route, for obvious reasons considering they can’t swipe a healthcard for a service not covered by OHIP – there are no big-pharma kick-backs from nature herself and the concept of integrative medicine is to many modern day Physician, still regarded as new-agey nonsense. There was a wonderful article i read in the New York Times blog- about the search for meaning in modern medicine. Which deals with the very real subject of Dr’s apathy and detachment towards humanity. For a profession that initially was built on the value of human thriving and wholistic wellness- somewhere along the century’s path- medicine, like most else- became cold and corporatized. (* i should note that i do speak in generalizations, because while the majority are cold and calculating – i have seen amazing evolutions of traditional medical doctors making the move towards integrative medicine- impressive and brave attempts at giving momentum to a renaissance in modern medicine. you know who you are, and i thank you all. )

So- well aware of the state of the system-  i patiently continued along my path with western medicine, the reality is until OHIP recognizes so called ‘alternative healing’ and naturopathic practitioners as legitimate healing options, we are responsible for investing in these ‘alternatives’ ourselves; and god bless them they deserve what they earn and more- but many of us entrepreneurs do not have access or ability to afford the massive treatment bills (  and i’d rack ’em up if i could) –  accupuncture, herbalists, chinese medicine doctors and loads of other therapeutic healing treatments, i’d do it all. But until i forge my heartcentric empire, i have little choice but to utilize my basic health coverage; in this case- for testing purposes ( MRI’s and diagnostic ultrasounds and bloodwork and the like ) and on the side, do with what natural cures i have.  After months on end of waiting,  no closer to having an actual answer to the amenorrhea or the abdominal pain-  i nodded my head through my follow-ups, requested a second opinion and smiled patiently when the appointment for my second-opinion OBGYN came in. August. (bless canada healthcare) So i’d wait until August.

All the while focusing on my clean diet which every day moved towards being raw-vegan ( if only i could stop eating cheese ), and i continued to take my medical cannabis only this time we lowered the dose. For the next months until my follow up i would adhere to a maintenance dose, once every few days- maybe once a week, sometimes every other week even- conserving the magic medicine for anything pressing that might arise.  ( including an exciting skin&bodycare line we are developing )  When my late August appt. came ’round, since I had already pretty much decided that i wasn’t too interested in much of what any western medicine dr. would have to say, I had a specific intention in mind for what i wanted from this new Specialist- to get as many tests ordered as possible, do the full work up- any and every ultrasound- Basically anything that would put me closer to having a full scope understanding of what was going on in my body. So that i could then treat myself naturally according to the imbalances.

During my first appt. with this new Specialist, of course i also had to nod my way through her own opinion which yielded what the she described as a ‘presumptive diagnosis’ – ( which basically means she doesn’t know shit and is pulling something out of her educated ass- similar to what most western dr’s do…) She proclaimed with near utter certainty, that i was suffering from Asherman’s syndrome- which is basically an infertility sentence- but in reality a syndrome that occurs when you undergo a D&C either post-miscarriage or abortion. It happens when the Surgeon gets a little agressive with the suction or slippery with his tools and basically injures your insides, thus leaving scartissue that once healed up results in a variety of symptoms from fusion and closing off of the fallopian tubes to endometriosis to a slew of other not so nice side effects- some of which i was experiencing.

I was told it would be highly unlikely i would be able to bare children; and if this was indeed the case my only option remaining was to take the previous prescribed high level hormone dose to see if my body would essentially re-set itself, begin ovulating and produce mentruation… ( for what? ) Still unwilling to go this route i dug deeper to push my strategy. I could go for a Hysterosalpingogram which is basically a procedure wherein they shoot a specified amount of saline/dye solution into your reproductive system in order to generate an image that is easier to read, as the dye passes through the cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes. The pictures can show issues such as injury, damage or abnormal structure of the organs, or in severe cases- full blockage that would prevent an egg moving through the fallopian tubes into the uterus.  A resounding yes rang through the room as i agreed to challenge her ‘ presumptive diagnosis’ – and off i went with a requisition for more bloodwork to check hormone levels and a pending-date with an ultrasound machine.

1 more week passes, ( the six month mark since i began to dig into this issue ) …i receive the appointment date. All the while in my personal life i was dealing with the death of a loved one and the return of an ex with whom i had an abusive relationship- so my challenge heightened with a barrage of unexpected stress. Through memorial planning and mourning i made my way to the ultrasound appointment, which was a two part test. One half i would endure one week and a week later return for the second half. The latter being when the Dr. on hand explained to me, as she finished up injecting the dye and receiving the image on the tv screen beside me – everything looked clear. There was no sign of asherman’s. my fallopian tubes were fully open and according to my body- i could facilitate pregnancy at any time. Wow. A big sigh of relief swept through my entire body as i had actually begun to accept the notion that i might never bare children, which in my late teens and early 20’s wasn’t really on my radar- but through the experience of losing a child, i had gained the knowledge that i indeed wanted one. My follow-up appointment was 4 weeks from the time of this test, in between i got the bloodwork required of me and continued my healthy lifestyle, only this time i eased up nearly completely on the cannabis. Reserving what little was left for emergencies…

The followup was 3 days ago. Into her office i went, feeling certain and uncertain all at once, still not knowing what the truth was and i was definitely not expecting what was to come. The ultrasound results were perfect, my reproductive system had made a full recovery it seemed ( i was met with apathy as i shared with her the notion that i’d been treating myself naturally ) She smiled, though seemed confused that her ‘presumption’ had been incorrect and was ready to dismiss me until she opened the bloodwork results which confirmed high levels of prolactin. A breast exam in which she squeezed my nipples which resulted in a release of liquid, confirming that this bloodwork diagnosis was indeed affirmative, and from there she proceeded to explain the potential causes . Prolactin is a peptide-hormone produce by the pituitary gland, that fulfills a variety of functions including immune system regulation and in the case of pregnant women- it is the hormone that promotes lactation.  Why would an un-pregnant 32 year old woman who does not take pharma meds, nor have any diseases to speak of and is in pretty good physical condition have high prolactin levels? Well as it seems this can be caused by a variety of things- none of which i am a candidate for – except the most troublesome – a brain tumor. Pituitary to be exact. Not a word anyone really wants to hear in an otherwise seeming routine appointment.

There is alot of information out there regarding this type of tumor and interestingly a statistic said that nearly 1 in 1000 people out there have one. For the most part these tumors are benign and do not cause any issue although there are exceptions: – the other side of this can bring suffering in the way of infertility, menstrual issues, sickness, vision problems, and for those tumors that are malignant it can mean cancer with the potential to spread.  I was sent on my way after a series of questions from me resulted in little enlightenment from her. I suppose in her mind her work was now done. I was to get more blood taken, be passed off to an Endocrinologist, sent for an MRI and basically thrust back into the system yet again. So as i left the office, somewhat confused by the idea that i might actually be suffering from a brain tumor- i laughed. I laughed because in certain circumstances there is not much else that can be done. I laughed because i wasn’t quite ready to cry ( i’m still not ) I laughed at the utter hilarity of it all.. wondering silently could i have done anything differently, could i have prevented this from happening, is she really just full of shit? does she even know what she is suggesting is a possibility? I had no answers, and so i laughed. At the very least that laughter would be met with a sigh of relief once i arrived home and took another dose of oil.

So i had come full circle- from curing ‘cancer’ with cannabis, back to a seeming square one- where all is uncertain and without confirmation or negation – and i have only my own tools of empowerment to lead me as i wait patiently for yet another appointment to come. Interestingly after doing some research on the subject i have learned that according to some studies- marijuana actually has a significant effect on the prolactin levels in humans. All in all, a comedic irony- if at the end of it all – it comes down to the cure being the inadvertent instigator of the ‘disease.’

In the next weeks until i meet with the Endocrinologist to get her take, I will be documenting my experimental treatment to see if i can by way of holistic healing, beat my body to the proverbial punch.

update: 4 months have passed since my last update here and in that time i have been mostly in a waiting phase, i saw the so-called specialist @ women’s college hospital in Toronto who in effect sent me off on the same journey as all the other western medicine peeps tried to- a high level hormone diagnostic treatment. here is an update video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv8hqpzVScA

update: April 2014, a full year has passed since i began this experiment, and as i continue my own journey, I have re-integrated a daily dose of plant medicine along with a high dose of vegan omegas. The question i am posing to both the plant and to myself i suppose is whether i am able to successfully regulate my hormones with this regimen. In addition to this i have been receiving much feedback from readers whom have connected with my story and have been in similar situations themselves, with little to no answers from western medicine, i continue to collect as much wisdom as possible and as a sidenote: I have been polishing this series for publication in various relevant magazines as well as considering its editing for a book on the topic. Continued feedback is honoured.

if you haven’t yet:  for those of you out there- whom in one way or another, have been effected by cancer- or any other destructive disease- i petition you to please take a look at the many many documentary films available out there- to educate you on the healing alternatives that exist. Primarily as related to cannabis as a cure- please watch any of these:

youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjhT9282-Tw

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Exploration, Discovery & Healing @ the Total Health Show 2013

On a lovely spring afternoon in Toronto, had the good fortune to spend it exploring the Total Health Show @ the Toronto convention centre- which is run by a not for profit and is an annual event that celebrates the holistic world and the plethora of mostly under the radar wisdom and wonder cultivated by all of us fellow brave healthy entrepreneurs, Dr’s, Scientists and practitioners… there is to be a farmer’s market, where we will stop for some early-day nourishment, a vendor-space where hopefully we will discover some interesting and innovative developments in the holistic-sphere. We decided against a table at this event for our intention-based jewelery company – enerCHI as in the last few years we have been focused more on the custom-wear aspect of the business than the craft=show- direct to consumer/mass- way of marketing. ) having said that there is some real excitement brewing around what potential gems we might find along our journey. Apologies it never came to fruition, but i was hoping to be able to video some of the proceedings, specifically some of the lecture series that features a variety of experts in a diverse manner of areas- specifically we are planning to be present for Nick Begich‘s seminar on HAARP ( for those of you who are not party to the realities of HAARP- it’s a pretty terrifying ongoing program run by the same peeps who are responsible for CHEMTRAILS… HAARP is short for The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) and is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, among other questionable cohorts. It’s a pretty scary proposition and while technically it is described: ”  its purpose is to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance. “ at an overall the truth is more deeply disturbing, and for those brave enough to step into the know i would suggest checking Nick’s documentary film ‘ Angels don’t play this HAARP’

Based on his best selling book, Dr. Nick Begich presents a compelling discussion of one of the important military advances of the United States government….digging even deeper into the truth behind HAARP will certainly lead you to a different view of the northern lights…check out:  http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/haarp_index.htm – Though we did not make it to the show in time to enjoy Nick’s wisdom, we are well acquainted with his work and highly recco. educating yourself as to the reality he presents within it.

Another terrifying yet enlightening experience in our day – was a film screening of Genetic Roulette

a real wake up call as to just how deep the corruption of our food chain truly is… unveiling a world most of us have never seen: exposing the bullying & deceit of the biotech industry, some of many of Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, & how the USDA adamantly ignores a growing health emergency- Jeffrey Smith’s mesmerizing film shines a bright light of hope that we can reclaim our health and our food systems
Watch it & be galvanized, inspired, and engaged.
https://www.facebook.com/GeneticRouletteMovie

post Total Health Show show roundup:

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After gratefully being granted media passes on behalf of Ecocentric Guide, we took to exploring the holistic wellness space, that was the Total Health Show– there were exhibitors from every corner of the conscious business sphere it seemed, a holistic heaven for LOHAS lovers and local wellness-junkies alike. We started by mingling with some of the vendors whom were showcasing products that were most aligned with our mission for the day: which was to discover some new tools to implement into our healing experiment, or to obtain some treatments that would empower our current regime. We wandered past the booth taking “Auric Photography” capturing your energetic image by way of digital camera ( though i had to wonder how much of this can be enhanced in photoshop )… tasting our way through a plethora of gourmet…gluten free, vegan and raw food deliciousness- chemical free crackers, cookies and cakes– washing it down with Coconut water as we happily nourished our curiosity and hunger for some free and tasty healing.

Gisela + crew were representing Natural Healthcare.ca, giving away some sweet baskets full of goodies- alongside promoting their Bliss Passes, which offer incentives for ethical shopping across the country via rewards, discounts and other freebies. Of course a pioneer in eco-media, I am Always an advocate for peeps puttin’ out just another reason to support the sustainable business. She gifted us a lovely calendar, featuring gorgeous cultural paintings by local Artist, Sheena Singh and it serves to be said, despite our app-controlled lives- there is something old-school irreplaceable about taking pen to paper, to pencil in your plans.

acupunctureThe first exciting stop we made was at a booth, where a lovely Asian man named Dr. Howard, who was a practicing medical doctor in china for 20 years, was sharing his newest innovation and invention ” needle-less accupuncture” The product itself is an innovation in this modality as it offers a portable system by which to heal- ‘ The Health Recovery Chips’ – are a unique kit that includes all that is needed to administer a safe and needle-free form of accupuncture. What was being showcased was one of the 5 different kits available for purchase – Dr. Howard was offering sample 2 minute treatments for free- and various other opportunities for experiencing this modality- the top level treatment available was around $50 for a full 20 minutes, (  luckily our media passes granted us what seemed to be an extra measure of kindness and generosity throughout the day), and we were treated to a full-length treatment which was interesting to stay the least. The Health Recovery Chip Wellness and Vitality System’ – is what was being used for this particular treatment- ( the kit itself; included 5 stones nestled in a platter, 1 jade pressure point wand, tape, 1 bottle of Surface Liquid, tape for the stones to be affixed to the skin )  Accupuncture itself has only really been garnering the respect it deserves and gaining the popularity it needs to flourish and effect higher level healing, in the last 10 years. With a large Asian poplulation in Toronto, the opportunity to experience experts in this modality, is vast in this city. Typically acupuncture is administered via a strategically placed series of special needles, deliberately placed upon different points in the body- according to the individual’s unique energy flow ( or lack thereof ) and particular blockages. The end goal- is to unleash, un-hinder and promote the healthy flow of energy/CHI throughout the body- by balancing the meridians. Advocates for this healing practice will tell you- its ability to cure illness, is remarkable, often inexplicable considering there is no prescription for pills or pass off to big-pharma involved in this exchange. Practitioners of accupuncture are deeply knowledgeable on how the life force runs, not only through the body but through the universe itself, after all we are all part of the same mass of energy.) Here is a unique chart provided by the Shennon Group… http://www.shennonggroup.ca/acupuncture-guide.php

So taking this energetic knowledge as the axis point of this healing practice- it only makes sense that all you would really need to administer this art, is a skillfull understanding of the meridian points, an intuitive knowledge of the body and some tools by which to place upon the physical body- to draw, generate and move the energy itself- thus Needle-less Acupuncture, makes sense from an overall perspective. Dr. Howard was using his own invention, something never before seen in this field ( at least we had never seen it ! ) He had crafted a kit which included 6 hexagonal stones. Each engraved with a symbol, each the same size, colour and shape. Prior to treatment we were asked whether we had any problem areas or pain, My brother had 3 stones placed upon points in his spine, and i watched as Dr. Howard gingerly taped all full five stones- across my bare abdomen, sharing with me that ” The higher my tolerance, the hotter they would get” Tolerance in this case, means not your tolerance for pain, but the energetic level of the pain itself. Seeing as i have been – albeit recently decreasing, regularly experiencing abdominal pain, i excitedly obliged this rather odd seeming practice of placing shapes upon my stomach as i sat amidst a crowd of hundreds wandering by… While the stones themselves went to work – we got an interesting briefing on the history of the stones- while they were brown in colour- they were in fact, mostly made of Jade ( one of our favourite crystals/gemstones to work with when crafting our own healing tools ) So we were happy to learn that someone else was harnessing its healing properties to work on the energy within the body.

Jade is one of the most revered stones throughout history- often being referred to as a stone of wisdom, protection and purity- it also works to protect its wearer from harm-& foster harmony and alignment of the chakras. It has a profound ability to promote emotional release, especially of any sense of anger, irritability or negativity ( all emotions that would create blockage and discord within the meridian system ) On a physical level, jade supports the body’s filtration and elimination process, removing toxins, especially from the kidney and adrenal glands, balancing bodily fluids, and rebinding cellular systems on a deep foundational level.

Dr. Howard has been practicing chinese medicine in Toronto for 15 years, and he has just recently developed this new innovation in Acupuncture, offering an ancient modality a modern-esque twist on delivery, by integrating the profound healing properties of natural stone with the targeted energy centres that make up the unique matrix of Qi that sustains our physical bodies in this reality. The stones, Howard said would begin to feel hot, or rather your body would begin to feel increasingly h0t- as the stones pulled the energy from your pain body out. The physics of this experience was nothing short of fascinating as the stones themselves, just as Howard said they would- remained completely and utterly cold to the touch, yet under the taped hexagonal jade, our bodies began to burn… it started out as a warm sensation similar to placing a heating pad on the skin in targeted areas, and it began to build rather rapidly over the twenty minute period, eventually becoming akin to the sensation of rubbing on all too much A-535, vicks vapo rub or some other analgesic balm that causes your skin to burn. My brother lasted about 10 of the 20 minutes before needing to have the stones removed, his pain body quite large from years of chronic suffering- the heat below the treatment tools became too much to bare. I lifted my shirt and stared fascinatedly at my bare abdomen as it began to burn as well, similar to the feeling of being scalded by a hot iron brand, i imagine as i have never experienced that manner of burning, the sensation equates with that in my mind. Upon removal we were told that the burning sensation would continue for at least ten more minutes as the energy continued dispersing, providing healing to our overall auric field, our physical bodies and alignment in our meridians that- for both of us, was lacking due to illness, imbalance and pain. We walked away with smiles and sensation that we had just undergone something far more profound than we had realized, wondering if the burning itself was in fact a distraction from the underlying pain, not actually lessening it, but providing some ulterior measure of focus for the conscious mind to busy itself with… But indeed, just as Howard said, the pain itself had subsided, considerably and though the burning continued ( along with 5 growing red blotches on my tummy that looked like an allergic reaction ) all of that was but a small side effect- to a much larger measure of healing that took place at booth # ( ill insert booth here when i remember ) For those practitioners out there who are looking to add another level of integrative medicine to their clinics, or for individuals who have the investment dollars to acquire one of these Healing Kits- i would strongly recco. going in for a treatment, experiencing this amazing modality- live- and then making the investment to nourish your nature- by adding this to your arsenal.

chocosol

Next on our journey we stopped in the centrepoint of this vast holistic- healing-wonderland, the wafting scent of artisanal food overtook our senses and the hunger for some nourishment gave us pause- at the food vendors. After taking stock of our options, we decided upon fueling ourselves- with arguably the best bit of cuisine available under the roof of the convention centre that day… In 2009 Ecocentric Guide discovered a wee little chocolate operation, at a Farmers market- a pedal powered-band of chocolatiers- that biked it’s baked goods and artisan chocolate around the city of Toronto, for years- delivering raw chocolate goodness to the sweet toothed masses… Those in the know, know that cacao has incredible healing properties in itself, the food of the gods, it was considered by many an ancient culture, especially Aztec and Mayan, which this ingenious Toronto operation- has based its business model around, ChocoSol, is a horizontal trading organization participating in trading networks that support economic production and growers in Mexico, as well as other regions (including local farmers). ( Another aspect of horizontal trade is passing on the best prices to networks, artisans and customers that show solidarity. ) Partnering with Suppliers in Oaxaca, Mexico, has enabled ChocoSol to bring the raw chocolate goodness for coming up on 5 years. This year it seems, they have rebranded, reinvented and are delivering an updated and expanded menu of Home-cooked delights. The lovely chefs, were hand=pressing organic purple corn grain into masa, and then hand-pressing it into vegan and gluten free tortillas, which were the base for some of the most amazing quesadilla creations- ever to grace the lips of a Nourished Warrior. Just, pure yum.

Picture 12Overall Nourished Warrior ‘Arms factor’: 9.5

vrajaBellies full and hunger satiated, we thirstily made our way to each and every one of the Alkaline and ionized and otherwise enhanced water vendors- tasting the purity and empowered hydration offered by advancements in an ancient industry- water.  At the show that day, there was one table generously giving out free bottled water and we hunted it down like clue-finders in the amazing race to quench our thirst, at one point stopping to ask someone where they had retrieved their bottle- her answer being ” off yonder… follow your intuition”… and so we did, making our way to the back corner of the room- never finding the water, but instead intuitively stumbling upon something else much more intriguing… living Buddhas in our midst, the Nuns representing the ‘Buddha Maitreya’ brought Shambhala Healing Tools of sacred geometric meditation, healing meditation tools & music – their space was filled with crystal and giant copper pyramids, set up as an interactive experience. Chairs strategically placed around a copper pyramid, each with its own headset- resonating deeply meditative music, as you were told to sit, holding two ‘ Earth Etheric Weavers® ,or  Vajra Etheric Weavers,  – each about 2″ x 2″ x 20″ featuring long double terminated, symmetrical laboratory grown pure quartz to  provide a photon light source, neodymium rare earth magnets placed in the center of each crystal, exciting the photon light and being channeled by copper wire, which was wrapped around each crystal to “radiate out the light like a radio transmitter. Each wand also said to have radiated ‘the blessings of Buddha Maitreya,” According to the Nuns, The Etheric weavers are to be used by holding in the hand as a pendulum, it is said- when you put the Earth Etheric Weaver in a Pyramid or Metatron Pyramids such as we were sitting under, – that they heal not only you- but also the environment and Earth..working like generators that draw negative past and future karma, transforming it to become more aligned to the initiations for the nations and humanity. “pyramid

From their website: ” The Etheric field is God. It is the pulse and the matrix that holds everything together. Through your humility, you ask God to work through you, not to be in charge of you but to co-create with God. It is the intellect that causes separation and it is through the Etheric Field where the past, present and future the mind, emotions and the physical all come together and can be healed. “ ….Sitting under this pyramid, holding these wands, listening to the sounds of a deep and resonant hum…  according to the Nuns, provided us Soul Therapy. A most fascinating experience as we both sat, eyes closed, slipping in the midst of a crowd of many, into a realm beyond this space. In all honesty i likely could have sat there, peacefully, happily all day- the experience felt as if i was being fed a soul-level healing shift, while being encompassed by a protective energy, that at once felt subtly purifying. The experience itself lasted about 10 minutes, or so it seemed- in that transcendental state- it full well could have been more like an hour, a shift that is still taking place began in that chair, as i felt myself downloading light, becoming at once aware of my humanity, and my infinite nature- i was being given a message to move on, carrying with me the wisdom, and the hope that despite all that is stacked against us, against me in this life, be it illness, or poverty, or suffering or strife, i can hold fast to the inner knowing that this life is but a journey to something greater. An opportunity to evolve before the next level of existence, be it ascension, or re-birth karma, be it death before im old. I feel safe in knowing unequivocally- i can heal, me. The tools are everywhere, all around and every day becoming stronger. So it is my mission in this life, it is our mission in this life- as Nourished Warriors to share them with you, to empower you to Nourish Your Nature. Becoming bigger, better, brighter, bolder and move more brazenly towards your thriving.

Picture 12Overall Nourished Warrior ‘Arms factor’: 8.8

thank you to all whom provided us inspiration at the Total Health Show 2013, we carry on our collective journey, nourished by your kindness, your tools and your light.

staff* note as we continue to grow The Nourished Warrior we will be implementing a grading system of sorts, that based upon our experience with each particular tool- we will assign an ‘ Arms Factor’ numbered from 1-10- it will provide you with some insight as to how powerful each individual tool, has the possibility to be- within your Nourished Warrior Arsenal.