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Quinoa pronounced keen-wah is a whole-grain that cooks in half the time of rice and contains essential amino acids for healthy muscle growth. This Incan powerfood also has lots of fiber, iron, and magnesium. Plus it’s tasty and is a great rice alternative. Soak it to make it easier to digest.

Eat lots of broccoli. Not only does it contain the antioxidant sulforaphane, which fights cancer… It also contains vitamins C & K, and fat burning fiber. Plus it also supports alkalinity of your blood.

An easy way to reduce stress and energize your body and mind is to get to bed early and spend the hour before bed winding down with quiet activities like reading, meditation, or a warm bath. Very simple and effective!

Organic foods are good for many reasons and here are just a few. They contain less pesticides and nitrates, which have been linked to a range of health problems including diabetes and Alzheimer’s, organic plant products are more nutrient dense, have higher levels of minerals, contain more antioxidants, and organic animal products contain more polyunsaturated fatty acids. Plus, they have much less of a negative effect on the land and water supply.

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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

Just as iron rusts from disuse & stagnant water putrefies… so our intellect wastes unless it is kept in use.

Using a filter for your drinking water has many benefits beyond the money you can save from buying bottled water. Here are just a few: 1) No petroleum necessary to ship those heavy bottles of water from the source to your glass 2) Very low carbon footprint 3) Your water hasn’t been sitting in a petroleum based plastic bottle sucking up all of those extra chemicals 4) No extra energy to recycle the bottle 5) Or worse, they get thrown in the landfill (that contributes hundreds of thousands of tons of plastic per year that doesn’t fully decompose) 5) You always have fresh drinking water on hand

Take a few (or many) moments throughout the day to stretch the body. It’s relaxing, it’s good for the mind and circulation, and it’s very calming in the midst of everyday stresses. It’s extremely simple yet it works wonders. For more benefit, try watching the breath as you’re stretching….. a great practice for a quick mental cleanse.

Watch what you feed your head. The information that pours into your mind on a daily basis has a huge impact on your experience and ultimately, who you are. Consciously add positive content, media, thoughts, ideas, etc. to your daily routine instead of unconsciously filling up with a lot of the garbage, negativity, gossip, etc. that’s out there. You are what you eat? Yes…. and you’re also what you think!

Skip the elevator and take the stairs. It takes a lot of energy to lift those big ol’ boxes up and down. You can save a lot of energy and resources by skipping it even once a day. Plus, you’ll burn a few extra calories every time you walk up yourself. It’s a win win.

After waking up in the morning and before starting to think about the day, take a few moments to breath and feel the stillness of your mind and body. Try to remember the dreamworld you were just experiencing. It’s a great way to start the day and it can help you to become more present in your dreams… which can eventually lead to lucid dreaming.

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