Super food is all that gives you Prana! This means better health and more energy…LONGTERM! It is the opposite of everything that steals energy and depletes you. Even supposedly healthy food can be unhealthy if you are intolerant.
To start with it’s important to say that we don’t even consider the 75% of the “food” sold in ordinary supermarkets that is stuffed with chemicals, or refined beyond unrecognizable, where everything changed except for the name; like some oils, milk or wheat. Apart from that stuff, what is healthy for you, only your body knows, so feel – it can be anything! More about this in next blog.
Studies of what we call food have given us a pretty good picture of how healthy certain food is counting some nutrients. The contents of minerals and vitamins are pretty clear but there are so many other nutrients that we have no idea about, and much less the interaction in between them. At Olive Retreat we focus on the studies that use whole foods and it’s clear that some stick out from other foods relative the cost and the amount of nutrients.
Here is our list of the most common Super Foods (organically grown, of course!) that you can find in most well sorted shops. Have as much as you can of these good friends;
– Clean filtered water; spice it with any fruits and spices that comes to your mind. I love chili water at noon! Filter away as much of the chlorine and other bad stuff in our water.
– Herbs & spices; the harder the spices are like roots and stems the longer they need to be cooked so put it in the pan the first thing with the oil. Leaves and other herbs are better fresh so don’t cook them or as little as possible.
– Vegetables; feel which ones work for you, not all fit everyone but most of us our bodies thrive on raw, green leafy vegetables which provide chlorophyl, micronutrients, fiber and water. Do like our cousins the big apes and eat a lot! Other proven good friends are the cruciferous and the leek (Allium) families.
– Seeds and nuts are compact with both macro and micro nutrient, easy to preserve and to carry around always there to serve. Much cheaper and hugely better protein source than animals. Soak and sprout them and get more nutrients, but after you have to keep them in the fridge as you woke them up.
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Naturopaths who deeply believe Natural Immunity is still the best, and therefore we work in defense of it.
Since 20+ years we have successfully been consultants in the natural health sector to support individuals and we are in particular working with entrepreneurs and professionals. Our mission is to defend natural health, the only one that really works so far. We mainly but not entirely use Eastern philosophy such as Ayurveda, TCM, Yoga, Thai chi, Falun Gong, and only honest modern science.
Everyone can heal naturally, it's what bodies and (free) minds want. Our O• Method is based on physics, chemistry and biology with emphasis on the first one as the rest often follow naturally. We divide our work in three parts: Body-Mind-Soul. To allow them all to detox and let go we work with energy (Prana, Xi, Vitality, Spirit, Pneuma or whatever you call the life force, it's the same force mentioned in ancient texts) to heal on all levels, i.e. from chronic disease, toxicity, depression and traumas using our own method, reaching 96% success rate which is unheard of by others in our sector. Would you know of anyone with that result, let us know.
Considering that we invented and dumped >120.000 (petro)chemically derived substances since 1945, of which many are very toxic, getting healthy will most likely include a good old body detox sooner or later.
My love for Ayurveda started in 1993 with Deepak Chopra and after a few turns in life I quit my job as a Nordic Brand Manager and BI strategist at the largest Nordic telecom operator and re-schooled in natural medicine. Besides Dr. Chopra I have studied Dr. Lad, Dr. Siva (Pune, India) and other prominent teachers in their field, but the real difference comes with a practiced. I added nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine with Dr. Nielsen (USA/Spain) and herbalism.
Today we teach those whom want to continue our work and we love to dig down in etymology and the original (mainly Avestan, Pali and Sanskrit) scripts to understand the words fully and I fall in love with the concepts over and over again for every sutra. This love affair that created a few books (Amazon), presentations, essayes and many events and consultations, is still giving us Yang-Yin balance and inspiration. I guess with that we are recognizing the value of Dao De Ching 💚🌿💜
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