Wes Annac – Does Eating Healthy Raise Your Vibration? – 2-19-16

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

http://cultureofawareness.com/2016/02/19/does-eating-healthy-raise-your-vibration/

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To begin for this week – Healthy eating is a common theme in the spiritual community, and the prevailing belief is that eating healthy keeps our mind clear and our vibration high. It’s an interesting idea, but is it actually true?

Since mainstream science is unwilling to explore most spiritual concepts, we can only go by anecdotal evidence. Practically anyone who eats healthy will tell you that it helps them feel better and you don’t have to be ‘spiritual’ to benefit from it.

I feel better and more energized when I eat healthy, and in the same vein, I feel heavy and low on energy when I don’t.

I notice a huge difference between eating fruits and veggies than cheese sticks and fries, and some people swear that being vegan is essential to a physically and spiritually healthy life. You have to be careful when getting into this territory, however, because many vegans and non-vegans alike are usually willing to get ugly.

I’m not vegan, but I tend to feel heavy after eating animal products. I don’t eat meat so I couldn’t tell you how it feels, but whether you’re a vegan or a meat eater, we all have a basic understanding of what is and isn’t healthy.

The problem is that some people become so narcissistic and self-righteous about their lifestyle that they criticize anyone who lives differently. There’s a difference between caring about our health and being egotistical and overly self-assured, and the difference is in how we treat others.

We could try all day long to put ourselves in a higher space with the food we eat, but it won’t matter if we mistreat people because of how they live. We lower our vibration and theirs by fighting with them over their lifestyle choices, and as difficult as it is, our evolution will require us to respect that we all think and live differently.

Everything we do, in every moment, is crucial to the evolution of humanity; including the way we eat and how we treat others. We can eat well but keep our vibration low in other ways, and even the most ‘enlightened’ people usually have flaws they don’t share with others.

Those flaws will eventually rear their ugly heads in a big way if they aren’t dealt with, and if you have personal issues to resolve, your eating habits don’t really matter as much as dealing with them.

Personally, I try to eat healthy but I get caught in the same traps as others.

I enjoy food so much that I’m generally more open to healthy foods that other people wouldn’t care for, but this love of food has its downside. I’m actually grateful that I my eating habits haven’t been 100% healthy up to this point, because I wouldn’t be able to share what I’ve learned about them if I haven’t.

For me, certain unhealthy foods are a delicacy, but again, I always feel worse after eating them.

It’s as if feeling physically bad after eating something we know isn’t good for us has become normal in our society, and while a lot of healthy food does taste good (contrary to popular opinion), its real value is in how it makes you feel.

Fruits, veggies and other healthy, natural foods energize me, give me a positive outlook and can even enhance creativity. I never knew until recently that healthful eating makes the creative process easier and more enjoyable, but it’s valuable knowledge for anyone who likes to be creative.

So if you can resist the delectable taste of some of your favorite unhealthy food and discover the delicious natural foods that provide elevated energy, clarity and joy, I’d recommend at least mixing some healthy food into your diet and seeing where it takes you.

This is what I’ve tried to do, and it all started with a choice not to eat meat that, for me, became a lifestyle overnight. It’s possible to refrain from meat and still not eat healthy, however (in fact, it’s pretty easy), so whether or not you eat meat, it might help to add some fruit and veggies to your diet.

I don’t advocate perfectionism when it comes to healthful eating, because part of the purpose of life is to live and there are experiences on this planet we’ll never have elsewhere; some of which have to do with food.

So enjoy those nachos or cupcakes, but don’t overdo it and remember which foods are healthy and which foods only exist for enjoyment. It’s easy to overdo it with food, mind-altering substances or anything else, and almost everything has its value in moderation.

We can raise our vibration regardless of the food we eat, but it’s still crucial to our physical and spiritual wellbeing. We can look at the effects certain foods have on the body to determine what we should cut back on or completely remove, and as long as we try, we don’t have to be perfect.

As with all things, we can only do our best while remembering to enjoy life and respecting the choices others make. This, combined with the pursuit of a higher consciousness and a life of purpose, is arguably the best way to spiritually evolve because it teaches respect, empathy and a healthy level of self-discipline.

Steven Cook – Worldwide Marches Against Monsanto – 5-24-14

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By Lydia Smith, International Business Times – May 23, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/npat8t6

Millions of activists around the world will once again march against the American chemical and agricultural company Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs.

A series of events and marches on 24 May will take place over 400 cities in 52 countries. In the US, solidarity marches will reportedly take place in 47 states.

“Monsanto’s predatory business and corporate agricultural practices threaten their generation’s health, fertility and longevity,” said Tami Canal, founder of the movement March Against Monsanto (MAM).

Canal was inspired to set up the international grassroots movement to protect her two daughters. “MAM supports a sustainable food production system,” she added. “We must act now to stop GMOs and harmful pesticides.”

The establishment of the movement was triggerede by the failure of California Proposition 37, which would have made it mandatory to label food products made from GMOs.

According to MAM, Monsanto, which was founded as a multinational chemical and agricultural company in 1901, has “spent hundreds of millions of dollars to obstruct all labelling attempts.march-against-killing

“The scientifically established health risks include, but are not limited to: organ damage, sterility, infant mortality, birth defects, auto-immune conditions, allergies and increased cancer risks.”

Supporters of March Against Monsanto state GMOs are not adequately monitored to ensure public safety.

Long-term, independent, peer-reviewed studies were not conducted before GMOs were introduced for human or animal consumption, and protesters claim there is a revolving door between Monsanto employees and positions of power at the FDA and EPA.

GMOs have been partially banned in many countries, including Germany and Japan, but despite this, farm animals across the world are still fed GMOs.

Why is Monsanto so controversial?

Having started out producing the sugar substitute saccharine, Monsanto began manufacturing synthetic chemicals such as pesticides in 1920.

A decade later, the company began to produce Polychlorinated biphenyl chemicals (PBCs), which were used in electrical equipment until they were banned in 1979 over health concerns.

PBC remains were discovered in the soil of Times Beach, in Missouri, which forced the entire town to relocate in 1983. As a result, environment protection agencies listed Monsanto as one of the most dangerous companies in the state, although the company denied responsibility.

Pham Thi Thuy Linh was born with no arms in southern Vietnam where Agent Orange was sprayedReuters/Thomas White

During the Vietnam War, Monsanto engaged in the production of Agent Orange, a chemical used as part of the US army’s herbicidal warfare programme, Operation Ranch Hand.

Although the US government claims the chemical was harmless, used only to deforest the Vietnam jungle to reveal enemy targets, it is widely believed that the chemical – a dioxin-laced defoliant – caused numerous health problems in those contaminated.

The Vietnam Red Cross reported that up to three million people were affected by Agent Orange, which is believed to have caused cancers as well as severe physical and mental disabilities. In 1984, Monsanto agreed to pay $180m to US veterans whose health had been permanently damaged.

In 2001 the company began producing agricultural chemicals, and is currently the leading producer of genetically engineered seed and the herbicide glyphosate.

Accused of developing “Frankenstein foods”, the company withdrew eight of its nine pending applications with the European Commission in 2013, which aimed at securing approval for its products in Europe.

According to March Against Monsanto, over 250,000 farmers have committed suicide by drinking Monsanto pesticide, after the company’s Bt cotton seeds did not perform as promised.

Monsanto was deemed the “most evil corporation” in a 2013 poll by Natural News.

 

http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/05/24/worldwide-marches-against-monsanto-today-saturday-may-24-2014/

 

Waking Times – The Future of Grain – Einkorn, Teff and Quinoa –

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http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/03/03/future-grain-einkorn-teff-quinoa/

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Many people are discovering that modern wheat is the perfect chronic poison. The consumption of wheat and wheat-containing products has been linked to many devastating and chronic health conditions including gluten intolerance, celiac disease, endocrine system disruption, leaky gut syndrome, chronic fatigue, diabetes, mental illnesses, and more. As a result, many people are trying out gluten and wheat-free diets and quickly discovering that within just a week or two, their health improves, they have more energy, and curious, lingering conditions such as unexplainable skin rashes seem to clear up nearly overnight.

The over-hybridization of wheat and the corporate seed monopoly’s war on bio-diversity mean that the vast majority of wheat farmers are producing the same kind of wheat, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to find high-quality heritage grains for consumption. So for people who’ve discovered first hand how modern wheat is assaulting their health and well-being, it is important to find alternative grains that can be used as freely as common wheat.

The best three alternatives to modern toxic wheat are all very highly nutritious grains that are increasing in popularity and availability.

1. Einkorn – For people who are looking for wheat that doesn’t come with toxicity and chronic poisoning of Triticum aestivum, today’s most common ‘bread wheat,’ einkorn wheat is the perfect alternative. Known as Triticum monococcum, einkorn is a heritage grain that has been harvested for over 10,000 years, is highly nutritious and doesn’t contain the gluten peptide that is in modern wheat.

Einkorn is now popularly available online in the form of prepared flours, pastas, seed and other products.

2. Teff – Considered by many to be an up and coming ‘superfood,’ the cereal grain teff, Eragrostis tef, native to Ethiopia is a perfect gluten-free alternative to wheat, and is gaining in popularity and demand. Additionally, as a crop, it thrives in dry conditions and can be used to feed many people in drought stricken areas, and may be a successful grain to grow in drought-stricken California. Considered a superfood by many, teff is versatile for cooking and is poised to become a global crop over the coming years.

Teff is available as a whole grain, ground in flour, and as seed for planting.

3. Quinoa – Native to South America, this already widely popular grain is a delicious and highly nutritious substitute for modern wheat, and is very versatile to cook with. Considered on of the world’s greatest superfoods, the edible seeds of quinoa are extremely high in protein and calcium and are thus highly valuable to vegetarians and vegans. Frequently prepared as a side dish and used in salads, this grain can also be used to make breads, pastries and pasta dishes.

Quinoa is available in whole grain, pre-ground into flour, in pastas and in other products.

At this point in time, sourcing these terrific alternatives to toxic modern wheat are without doubt a bit more difficult and more pricey than consuming the modern wheat that is so ubiquitous in modern food today. However, the benefits on your health and mental wellness quickly make up for the extra expense. Additionally, because modern wheat is used in so many processed and restaurant foods today, if you make a commitment to quitting toxic wheat then you’ll simply have to abandon many processed foods that are introducing other toxins like MSG and the myriad chemicals used in food packaging, and you’ll also have to dine out less which will save money and reduce your consumption of cheap salts and oily foods.

Overall, integrating einkorn, teff and quinoa into your diet and ditching modern wheat is a fantastic way to improve the health and well-being of you and your family.

About the Author

Anna Hunt is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She and her husband run a preparedness e-store outlet atwww.offgridoutpost.com, offering GMO-free storable food and emergency kits. Anna is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Read more of her excellent articles here.

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– http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/09/27/wheat-to-eat-or-not-to-eat-2/
– http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/study-monsantos-roundup-causes-gluten-intolerance/
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/09/12/wheat-madness-popular-grain-provoking-mental-illness/
– http://www.thrive-living.net/2014/02/-einkorn-wheat-gluten-intolerance-celiac-disease.html
– http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/653121-ethiopia-s-teff-grain-set-to-be-world-s-next-super-food.html
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http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/03/03/future-grain-einkorn-teff-quinoa/

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