zaaz! a little shaking and a sauna

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I just recently signed up for Zaaz, where the tagline is, “Welcome to vibing!” Zaaz (http://zaazstudios.com/) is a whole body vibration studio, 10 minutes=1 hour at the gym, for $3 (and no contract required!)

Research shows benefits for the cardiovascular, digestive & lymphatic systems, as well as for osteoperosis, along with lots of other health conditions.  After 10 minutes on the Zaaz, I treat myself to a 40 minute sauna in the Clear Light Sauna, (http://www.infraredsauna.com/) a far infared sauna that also has enormous health benefits.  (I spend the sauna time meditating, so it’s a win-win for me!!)

Zaaz is currently in Houston and the San Francisco North Bay area, however, some wellness centers have the vibrating machines and saunas.  I look forward to my daily trip to Zaaz!

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Earthing

WHAT IS EARTHING?

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It is simply connecting with the earth energy by being barefoot!  If you can’t get to the beach then sit in your garden, or go to the park and take your shoes off, and wiggle your toes!

According to http://www.earthing.com:

Throughout history humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground. But modern lifestyle, including the widespread use of insulative rubber- or plastic-soled shoes, has disconnected us from the Earth’s energy and, of course, we no longer sleep on the ground. Fascinating new research has raised the possibility that this disconnect may actually contribute to chronic pain, fatigue, and poor sleep that plague so many people.

The remedy for the disconnect is simple. Walk barefoot outdoors whenever possible and/or sleep, work, or relax indoors in contact with conductive sheets or mats that transfer the energy to your body. People who do on a regular basis say they sleep better, feel better, and have more energy during the day.  This simple practice is called Earthing, and it is both a technology and a movement which is transforming lives across the planet.

I also have an earthing mat, which I use to discharge the EMF’s (electro magnetic frequency waves) that radiate from my computer when I am using it. David Wolfe has an interesting video explaining how the mats actually work:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E46Fm0dtE2c

Another site, www.earthinginstitute.net further explains:

Earthing

The surface of the Earth resonates with natural, subtle energies. Ongoing scientific research is discovering the details as to why people feel significantly better when they connect with these omnipresent energy fields. Earthing refers to the process of connecting by walking barefoot outside, as humans have done throughout history, or sitting, working, or sleeping grounded indoors. For more than a decade, thousands of people around the world—men, women, children, and athletes—have incorporated Earthing into their daily routines and report that they sleep better, have less pain and stress, and faster recovery from trauma. Earthing immediately equalizes your body to the same energy level, or potential, as the Earth. This results in synchronizing your internal biological clocks, hormonal cycles, and physiological rhythms, and suffusing your body with healing, negatively charged free electrons abundantly present on the surface of the Earth.

Earthing is among the most natural and safest things you can do.

the perfect dream, new earth project – video by mark lee

this video moves me…

the perfect dream, new earth project

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CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO

‘this is a project helping sacha stone with his dream to create a free energy institutes in key places all over the world !
with juans bio archtectural structural designs based on harmonies in nature -these renders are from a real time virtual walk about, (virtual realms) some based on real physical places , others from my imagination,
i am truly humbled to be involved in this project, for the love of all humanity and our planetary mother ship, may we go on into 2013 with great excitement and inspiration that together can create the most amazing dreams a reality!!’

much love
mark lee

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Coconut Oil advocate!

I am a huge fan of Coconut Oil…raw & organic. I use and consume coconut oil every day.

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  • Face moisturizer every day as well as for the body. I keep a small container of it in my purse for dry hands, and lip balm.
  • Oil pulling -(you swish a teaspoon of oil around in your mouth to pull bacteria from between your teeth…don’t swallow! just spit it out after a few minutes)
  • Use in baking and cooking (I made raw chocolate truffles with coconut oil over the holidays..yum!)
  • Use on skin irritations – good for people and pets

Here is a link to a blog that mentions 122 uses for Coconut Oil.

Here, Dr. Mercola discusses the health benefits of coconut oil.

But everything in moderation…if you choose to eat coconut oil, go easy to start.

Reduced cost of healthy foods!

I am so fortunate to live in a town where I have multiple options to purchase locally grown, organic produce; gluten free products and healthy supplements, however, the cost of these things can really add up.  I just discovered an online store that sells the products I use, at a substantial savings!  It’s called “Vitacost”-

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$10 Coupon

Click this link and receive a $10 off coupon for your first purchase, plus, I get one too!

I add tumeric (whenever possible-due to it’s healing qualities), cheese, and any leftover vegies. These egg muffins are so handy, just pop into the toaster oven, for an quick, tasty, nutritious meal~ even lunch or dinner, served with salad! Byzantine Flowers Blog is awesome!

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This simple egg muffin recipe is easy, fun, and delicious! Use most any left-overs: vegetables, spices, cheese/meats options… 

Simply spray a muffin pan with olive oil cooking spray (or wipe down each cup with olive oil).

  • crack a organic free-ranged egg into each cup, add seasoning (a dash of hot sauce, sea salt & pepper, onion, herbs/spices)
  • add a few bits of leftover vegetables. (In this case, leftover spinach).
  • use a fork to slightly scramble each egg in the cup.
* Cook 180C (350 F) for 20mins. + until slightly golden brown
Be creative with your egg muffin mixes – add a side of sprouts with avocado & tater tots, or sweet potato/winter squash!  
(free-ranged organic eggs, broccoli, spinach, goat feta, red pepper flakes, sea salt & pepper)
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Also experiment by adding raw chocolate powder, or a raspberry or two~divine!

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How To Make Creamy Ice Cream with Just One Ingredient…BANANA

This recipe is great for mommies who are vegans, gluten-free, dairy-allergic, and  on a sugar-free diet.

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Creamy, soft-serve style ice cream with just one ingredient BANANA with no additional dairy, sweeteners, or ingredients needed.                    

riped bananasbanana slices       ~ Chop the “RIPE” bananas into pieces that will fit in your food processor or blender.

~Place the banana pieces in the freezer for at least an hour. Put the frozen pieces in your food  processor.

~Pulse a few times to break up the big pieces.

~It may look chunky and granular, if so you may add a small amount of milk to speed the process along.
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~You don’t really need it. Just scrape down the sides and keep processing and it will get creamy and smooth.
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Homemade Pumpkin Soup

Try this quick and healthy recipe next time you are craving delicious pumpkin soup:

PUMPKIN SOUP

1/4 organic yellow onion (diced and sauteed in pot)
1 can (15 oz.) of organic pumpkin puree (added to pot)
1 box (32 oz.) of organic chicken broth or vegetable broth (add 1/2 box or more, to desired consistency)
Seasonings:
1/8  t. curry powder
pinch of cinnamon and of red pepper flakes
1 T. agave syrup (or other sweetener)
salt, pepper to taste

Heat, then blend in blender (or use immersion hand blender). Done.  So YUMMY!

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