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Food is Becoming Boring

Food is Becoming Boring

 

There is so much talk about food, blogs about food, websites about food and controversy about food that I feel like I just want to step back.

I mean that in a way that there is some great sites and people doing some great things like Food Babe and Natural News informing us about what is really going on, making changes and exposing the truth about healthy real foods.

I am tired and disappointed of finding out stores like Whole Foods are becoming Whole Ripoffs after being know as Whole Pay Check……when does the profit over health or profit over people stop??

There are health products up the ying yang but when you look closer many are not what they claim to be.

Keep It Simple Sweetie

Eat as much real foods as possible – organic and non-gmo too!

Yet everyone is different and good things sometimes get pushed to the extreme as in the Ketosis way of eating – makes sense, good healthy fats and then I see people promoting all the hot dogs and bacon you can eat as it’s protein and fat…………I just shake my head.

And I feel like I get too preachy as I so want people to realize the lies, the untruths about food etc

I lost my mojo for creating recipes and I finally realized why – it became a job but I love being in the kitchen and creating – I don’t usually like measuring and recording what I am doing – it takes the fun the spontinanity out of it!

I’ve been asking lots of questions lately – like why if someone is healthy as in eating all the right foods and exercising do they drop dead?  Why do some people look super great and others don’t even though they are eating the same. And so on……..many questions

Why am I here?  What is my true purpose?  Ok yes I’ve been going deep.

Been doing more yoga, meditation – want to do more breath work, paying attention and listening to my body when it feels good and when it doesn’t, learning about energy and consciousness – which I keep coming back to over the last 5 years or so…….Quantum Physics fascinates me.  So does Human Design that I am diving into as it’s the first thing that has given me some answers to some of these questions.

What is a soul connection? How does my soul communicate with me? How do I wake up my heart more?

What about the struggles I’ve had in life and turned them around – should I be sharing that with people who may be struggling with some of the issues I’ve had mainly an eating disorder, low self esteem and a bad body image thoughts.

What direction do I want to move in?

Can I be the change in the world that is needed, how can I help and how can I be of service?

I am finding this more important than what I ate yesterday.

Another layer of healing and awareness is underway……..for me at least that is!!

 

When we can lose the addiction or any charge we have with anything or anyone then we know healing is happening…….speaking of healing – what about this pasts week’s elections??

 

Talk soon

xo

Jodi

 

 

 

Superfoods

Superfoods

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Superfoods

Here is it, my list of Superfoods that I love.

What makes a Superfood?

It’s nutrient dense. It’s also better if it’s live, organic and non-gmo but especially nutrient dense – that is why it’s called a Superfood.

It confuses me when I google Superfoods and I get Broccoli, Eggs, Blueberries…….I don’t think so!!! 🙂

There are other Superfoods out there as well that aren’t on this list, but these are my favourites and ones I use. I wanted to share just some great things about them and why I use them so as I continue to create recipes with Superfoods it will make more sense why and how to add them in.

Even though I am a big believer in eating fresh, green and as much live foods as possible, they still don’t have the nutrition in them like they used to, that is one reason to add in Superfoods. They are also old ancient foods that have been around for 100’s if not 1000’s of years, we’ve just forgotten about them due to man knowing better and modern day conveniences.

Adding in even 1 green drink a day will make a big difference in how you feel – of course depending on the greens you use – always make sure they are live, organic and non-gmo – the best! And if you don’t like drinking or want more nutrition add them to your smoothies, sprinkle them on your cereal, your salads, your baked potatoes or anything else – just don’t heat them as it cooks out all the nutritional benefits.

I don’t understand why we add hemp and chia to baked goods. Chia was taken years ago but the Aztecs and Mayans on long journeys when it wasn’t practical to carry much food. Some Chia and water gave them energy for hours and took away the hunger as it was filling (chia expands and becomes gelatinous when soaked in water) so why would we bake it?? Constipation comes to mind!!

I was going to do a brief break down of the benefits – but it’s not my specialty area – I just know what I know and I love adding them into recipes as my body loves them, my body loves it and it’s a great way of truly feeding the body and nourishing it.

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Superfoods Spirulina

 

I’ve made a list of the Superfoods that I like to use below with the most common nutrients with them.

Please note know your sources NOT all Superfoods are clean, many are contaminated – not a sales pitch here but that is why I choose and use Purium – I know their standards and I know David Sandoval and Amy Venner’s bit pull like stance when it comes to that, working directly with the farmers, certified organic and beyond, passion and knowledge for real health and not just a buck!!

Spirulina, Chlorella, (dark green pictured above), Hemp, Maca, Raw Cacao, Chia, Kamut,

Spirulina is a blue green algae, a complete protein that is easily digestible, vitamins, trace minerals, GLA, chlorophyll

Chlorella -singled cell green algae, dark green a highest form of chlorophyll, 60% complete protein in free amino acid form (very easily digested), different vitamins, iron (so great for women), trace minerals, omega 3’s, GLA, Enzymes

Mike Adams has a free download book on Spirulina and Chlorella and David Sandoval has The Green Foods Bible both have a ton of great information.

Hemp – has been quoted as the most nutritious seed in the world. Nutty flavour,- another easily digestible protein, bursting with Omega 3’s & 6’s, GLA’s Amino Acids, Antioxidants, Vitamins, Rich in Vitamin E and Calcium and so much more.

Maca – it’s ground root with an earthy, nutty taste rich in B vitamins, vitamins, calcium, iron, amino acids, high in protein, fibre

Raw Cacao – notice I said Raw – if it’s not then these nutrients have probably been processed out, magnesium and other minerals, vitmains, relic acid, protein, fibre and more plus it’s good!!

Kamut – ancient heirloom seed to Wheat Grass. Again loaded with chlorophyll, trace minerals, magnesium, enzymes, alkalining, and so much more. Kamut is one of my favorite greens – it bring so much goodness to the body and I don’t use it to cook / bake with. Always on it’s own.

Chia – high in Omega 3’s, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, zinc, copper – good for helping fill you up and creating a gelatinous like substance (puddings, replace eggs in recipes)

Hope this helps, I’ve kept it simple yet it may explain why Superfoods are a great way of getting better nutrition in your body therefore nourish your body. And why I add them into foods!!

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Chlorella & Spirulina

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love

Jodi

 

PS Here is a site – Positive Health Wellness –  with some more great information on Spirulina that takes it further than I do!!

Why Superfoods??

Why Superfoods??

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Superfoods

Why settle for anything less??

I would like to use the analogy of comparing foods – eating junk foods or highly processed foods is like hanging out in the slums or the ghetto compared to eating superfoods and hanging out in the woods or on top of a mountain.

What do I mean by that exactly?

I may get some slack for that but what I am trying to convey is eating Superfoods is not only healthy and clean for the body, it’s needed. When you connect with nature, it is calming, grounding, you can breath easier, there’s no judgment, it’s fresh, natural and real.

Why would I compare a Superfood to nature. Good question!

Superfoods that are real superfoods and by that I mean clean (no holds, gmo’s, pesticides etc) are quite nutrient dense, loaded with vitamins and minerals and feed the body at a cellular level. By that I mean it truly gets in a such a deep degree in the body, the cells get nourished properly and they wake up become more alive (hence more energy for you). When cells are properly fed – you radiant more health – your skin, nails and hair all grow better and shine more. You are not carrying around excess weight. Less time in the kitchen preparing foods (yup). You have more energy – why? Because when eating Superfoods that are live and nutrient dense they bring a life force into you and your body – which if you are breathing and walking around you are alive – live foods for a live body – kind of makes sense!

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Spirulina & Chlorella

With Superfoods like Spirulina, Chlorella (the deep dark green ones) they are loaded with chlorophyll, it has come from a plant that was alive that got nourished by the sun – and we now get to eat it. Just look at the deep colors, the vibrancy. It’s real – nothing added there!!

In our modern day society we spend so much time on food, thinking about, shopping for it, preparing for it, eating it, yet we really don’t spend much time in what is truly feeding the body compared to eating. Are you living to eat, or eating to live??

Sometimes I hear people say to me that eating healthy is so expensive. I ask compared to what?

We pay for our health in one way or another – either through the foods we eat or the drugs or medical care we need later on – it all catches up one way or another. Even with supplements, its a multi billion dollar industry – what is so great about real superfoods is they are real foods – the body knows what to do with them and utilizes them easily and effortlessly and not taxing the body. They are not (or should not have) fillers, binders, artificial sweeteners or any other chemical added to it.

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Tumeric – Fresh & Dried

That is why I am so excited at creating recipes now with more Superfoods added in, to share how easy, tasty and nutritious it can be.

Remember packaged foods come from companies that are there for profit not health. When you feed your body at a cellular level more nutrient dense Superfoods – you may actually eat less foods. Now some might be saying but I love food!! So do I, but I also love feeling great. I also love the extra time I have freed up!

One of my greatest mentors and a wealth of information is David Sandoval – who has written The Green Foods Bible – I highly recommend for learning about more Greens and Superfoods (I don’t need to repeat it all here – I’m just the recipe creator with great foods). Mike Adams, another person who is a wealth of information on real health has a great free e-book on Superfoods – Spirulina and Chlorella.

You may also be wondering why I keep saying the word ‘real’ in front of Superfoods. When I google the word Superfoods – so much comes up that is not a Superfood in anyway, in my eyes at least with what I know and now I understand why people are confused as I certainly would be if I was just starting out trying to really eat healthy!!

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Activated Barley

So please keep checking back or sign up for the updates as we dive deeper into recipes with real Superfoods.

In the photos above there is Spirulina, Chlorella, Tumeric, Hemp, Chia, Activated Barley, Bee Pollen just to name a few!

Eat Healthy,

Live Well,

Create a Life YOU Love

Jodi

Morgan Spurlock

This is an interesting series of videos coming up by some well know health experts. I highly recommend checking them out!!
Did you ever see the film “Super Size Me?”
You know, the one where the guy from New York
(Morgan Spurlock) ate only McDonald’s for 30 Days.
Well I want to share with you an exclusive behind
the scenes interview with Morgan that will knock
your socks off but I’ll get to that in just a second…
I want to first explain why I’m sharing this. There’s a
common issue that I keep noticing with people who
are trying to create change or growth in their life.
And unfortunately I don’t think it’s talked about
enough by many people out there…
even though it’s the big elephant in the room.
Here’s what I keep noticing…
People keep talking about how they want to achieve
goals like making more money or improving their
relationships but they just don’t have the energy.
And they’re missing a really key component that
plays a huge role in their energy…
That’s why I want to share an amazing fr*ee video
with you that is an in depth and personal interview
with Morgan Spurlock, the director of the film “Super
Size Me”
In case you don’t remember, “Super Size Me” was the
blockbuster movie that exposed the major health risks
of eating a processed diet.
In fact right after the film was released McDonald’s got
rid of their whole “Super Size” concept.
It’s part of an amazing fr*ee video series that also
includes Dr. Joel Fuhrman, raw food expert David
Wolfe and Mike Adams that is being released for a
limited time only.
In case you didn’t figure it out yet, the thing that people
keep ignoring when it comes to their personal
success is… their health.
And here’s the thing… health tends to be the big
elephant in the room that people ignore in their
lives until it’s too late.
They tend to think… “it’s too difficult to be healthy and
I’m too busy to worry about it.”
But let me tell you that the information that Morgan
shares in this video and that is shared in this entire
fr*ee video series will make health about 20 times
easier for you.
The video series is being released by the makers
of the film “Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in
30 Days,” a film that was essentially the opposite
of Morgan’s film (eating good food for 30 days
instead of bad food), and is getting amazing reviews.

Morgan Spurlock


To your health,
Jodi Burke

The Story of Cosmetics

I don’t know about you, but I care about what I put in my body for the most part and I also care about what I put on it. Over the years I have tried to find healthy products but learned along the way that many store brands weren’t being totally honest or I would grab something that said it was healthy only to get home and really read the ingredient list.
Yes I read the list, I don’t always know what everything is, but I try and look it up. I like to keep things simple and easy and when there are alot of chemicals in things, it just doesn’t work for me. I don’t care if my lipstick will stay on for 8 hours, or my face will look 10 years younger, what is it doing to for the long run and will it give me cancer???

The Story of Cosmetics is a good short little video on cosmetics and other toxic products. Always be aware of what you are using, by not buying these products you are helping yourself, your health and the environment and hopefully eventally more people will change too.
Find a product or company that uses only safe ingredients. For me, that is why I choose Miessence. Whether or not you choose them (they have sample packs of alot of their products to try out and you can read all the ingredients and know what most of them are!!), find one that works for you.
To Your Health
Jodi

Health Food Store vs a Pharmacy Store

I like Mike Adam’s post from Natural News.com here as I couldn’t agree more and I couldn’t have said it any better.

You get one body, why not take care of it the best you can. Too expensive?? Not enough time?  Really??  Do you feel as good as you can or would like too?  For me, I think that is way more expensive, and not just in monetary terms.

Think about it for a minute, you only have one body, why not feed it the best at least most of the time?

JB

If you like or eat KFC…….

I must admit, I used to love KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) once in awhile. I know, when I stop and think about it now, it’s pretty gross and I haven’t eaten it in a long time.

When I came across this article by Mike Adams on Natural News the new alliance with Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), where pink buckets of fried chicken are sold under the slogan, “Buckets for the Cure” I got curious and read it.

What really got me was  the website www.KentuckyFriedCruelty.com and how it reveals the horrifying details of how KFC suppliers treat chickens before they are served up to consumers in pink  or even the regular barrels.

I felt I had to do my part in sharing what goes on behind the scenes and share it with as many people as possible so that we can put a stop to these kinds of ways of things being done.

They may be just animals but they still don’t need to be treated as such, sign the petition and lets stop animal cruelty!!!

If you don’t want to sign the petition then, please at least stop eating at KFC.…..I have!!!

Thanks for listening

JB

Organic Cheaters Exposed……….

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Organic cheaters exposed by public protest at health products trade show……..great article by by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor of NaturalNews.com

Not Sure if your product is on the list or not, read Mike’s article here.  It frustrates me when I go to the store and purchase products for myself and family thinking they are healthy only to find out the labeling has been misleading. Another reason I have choosen Miessence, and they were on the good list!!!!

Thirty-six predictions for the world: 2010 – 2012

Thirty-six predictions for the world: 2010 – 2012

I found this to be quite an interesting post by by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger.

To read the article click here, you might find it rather interesting and I’m afraid to say, he’s probably right!!