Saturday, June 16, 2007


Did you know that crustaceans: lobsters, crabs, shrimp, crawfish are scavengers who eat anything and they have the ability to tighten their stomachs? They are considered water insects who were one of the first evolutionary creatures to have legs that attach to their thorax. They were first eaten by human because of their hard shell which composed of protein and calcium. Well now we know there are several several vegetable options containing high levels of calcium and protein.

These creatures eat themselves as they grow. They actually eat their own skeleton in order to absorb their calcium which is used to grow another skeleton. These little guys are either crawling on the ocean floor or swimming backward- doing the backstroke.

It has been known that eating these foods are good for the brain. This brain food is created from the protein- an amino acid, in the seafood called tyrosine which breaks up to form dopamine and nor epinephrine. These powerful natural chemicals stimulate and energize the brain chemistry.

These slowing moving, toxic scavengers, some times referred to as worms are also known to affect ones neck and back areas after being eaten. Check you attitude and your body the next time you eat a shrimp... are you stiff? How do you sleep? Curled up? Do you flip and flap- toss and turn all night? What do you smell like?

It has been suggested that by eating these foods we take on their characteristics. Hum something to ponder. We not only become what we eat- but we eat what we become. So the next time you are craving sea food remember where it has come from and its possible affect on your psyche and physical body. Look at them- what do they say to you?
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Tennis edge!

Stretch your shoulders— improve your game!

Quick stretch for Tennis players

This one internal and external shoulder stretch can add life to your game. Hold your elbows even with your shoulders. Keeping your elbows even with shoulders, gently rotate your hands downward or inward. Hold each stretch for two seconds do 8 to 10 repetitions. Now with your elbows even with your shoulders, rotate your palms up ward. Again hold for two seconds and do eight to ten repetitions.

The internal and external shoulder stretch is a simple stretch designed to move the muscles that are used during all tennis hitting movements. Every movement using the shoulders involves these muscles.

By deliberate and specifically stretching the rotator muscles of the shoulder, one is increasing the blood to these vital shoulder muscles. An increase in blood to the shoulders is enough to prevent injury and create greater possibility for more power during play.

Consider adding pre-stretching and post stretching for your whole body to your workout and play. The increase of blood flow and flexibility is a great benefit all away around for your health and your game.
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Sea Urchin

The sea covers over 72% of the earth’s surface. This oceanic presence shares the same chemical properties as the liquid portion of our blood. The salty, alkaline environment of our blood is the same as the ocean. Wow! So inside each of us is an ocean. The ocean of our blood has a profound effect on our health and well being.

There are two types of waters- salt and fresh. Salt water is from the big ocean and it vibrates like our blood stream; and fresh water which vibrates with our lymph system. The combination of these two affect water entities affects our immune system.

From the ocean we receive large portion of our foods. We get sea algae’s or seaweeds and other type of sea creatures- fish, lobsters, shrimp etc. when we eat these foods they influence our not only our blood, but our immune and lymphatic systems as well.

Did you know that eating large amount of sea vegetables (algae) could help balance respiratory problems? The high concentration of chlorophyll potentially enhances the respiratory function and regulates water balance in the body.

When you are craving seafood, consider eating some sea veggies. The desire you are craving is for the taste of the ocean and not necessarily the creatures of the ocean. Sea veggies are filled with the ocean flavor with out the energetic effects of eating a fish or crustacean.

Go to you local health for store and look for some sea veggies. There are several type of sea weeds: hiziki, kombu, wakame, alaria, arame, sea palm, dulse, agar irish moss and red laver nori. Try a few of these in your salads or by themselves.
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pasta that water sucking flower

Pasta is wheat and a concentrated starch. I remember when I first got this fact. I was training for a marathon and I need my carbohydrates. I enrolled and eat pasta every night along with a beer. After a while, I noticed that my energy was about the same, but my bowel movements were very dry. Although I was eating pasta with sauce, vegetables and salad with some bread, I never got that this product is basically flour and that the bread was the same as the pasta, a dry non moist food. Hum. Our bodies are composed of 70 to 80% water and our brain is composed of 70 to 90% water. Hum. What I am saying is to consume more water rich foods in your life. There are many types of grains: rice, whole wheat, wheat gluten, barley, rye, oats, corn, millet, buckwheat, quinoa to name a few. All of these foods are considered grasses and are good for energy. They are better consumed after being soaked, versus cooked. Cooking them produces a large amount of starch. This starch is what accumulates in our bodies. This excess starch in our bodies accumulates in our joints (ankles, knees, hands, fingers, hips, back etc) and leads to low energy, arthritis, and other diseases. Enjoy your starches with a salad and include some digestive enzymes. This dish is a plantain with curry, green salad and carrot salad. yummy.
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Thursday, June 14, 2007

R-E-D Meat

The red food that does not grow on trees. I read the other day that there are 150,000to 200,000 edible foods. We only consume 150 to 200. Wow! we have a way to go with our food choices.
Take a look at this photo. What do you see? what do you not see?

Every time I look at something like this i think of how it got there and what it took to get there? To me there is no right or wrong - but to your body there are laws and when those laws are violated the result is some form of disease. When we consume meat it has the tendency to sit in us just as it is sitting in this display. Sometimes up to days sitting in our colon. This is what leads to gas and foul smells from our bodies.

Do some research to see if dead flesh looks that red.

Ask your colon how challenging it is to digest meat. We all have freedom to choose how we feed our bodies and respect you. Just wanted to share if you do eat meat remember to eat your salad and take some digestive enzymes.

I am off to see if i can fine a new edible food.
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Red Power!

With Summer almost here, now is a great time to eat some red power- watermelon. I love eating melon because I can drink less water or juice. This melon has spinkles of dulse. Dulse is a sea vegetable that is loaded with minerals which our bodies need. I've always believed that red foods- fresh and raw red foods are good for the blood. Remember to get melon in your body, but eat it alone. the sugar melons are so simple that eating melon with anything else will give you gas. Happy New moon!- Red Moon. Cheers!
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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Lifestyle Fitness Coaching with

My Dear Friend Linda Sticco of

We are all unique and have unique needs especially when it comes to our health and fitness. Linda has developed a system of coaching designed to assist clients on a new level to address all areas of life that affect ones well being:mental, physical,emotional, intellectual and spiritual.

She gets to the heart of the matter- yours!

Weather is it nutritional, activity, environmental or taking a deeper inspirational journey inside yourself. This lifestyle coaching is for those seeking to de-stress, who are ready to be more pro-active and prepared to do what it takes to lose weight and keep it off, to control bad habits, and develop the lifestyle desired more instead of less of the time.

The 12 week one-on one program includes nutritional hand outs and simple daily exercises that can be done right at home. This exclusive program can take place at her location in PA or on the phone right in the convenience of your home. There's plenty of support via emails, faxes, snail mail and other new media. Wow. If you are looking for a lifestyle fitness coaching experience that will support you in the direction of your desires, visit her site of call 866.559.2787.

Are you ready for the change your desire?

The investment for this 12-week life changing fitness coaching is $850.00. Go ahead make the changes you desire. I am holding the intention with you.

Green Bean and corn

This wonderful creation of sliced green beans and corn is to use on top of my mixed greens.
Get some green beans and slice them,two ears of corn and cut of the kernels, add onion,tomato, carrots
olive oil, dulse-a sea mineral, pinch of sea salt and love. Cut up a handful of mixed greens and place green beans and corn on top
and enjoy.
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Monday, June 11, 2007

OJ for the day!

Try OJ for the day! or at least to start your day. Fresh squeezed OJ is filled with nutrients (liquid sunshine) that are not only good for you but taste good. Stay away from those prepackaged juices. They have been cooked- flashed pasteurized and have little to no nutrients. Try a fresh glass of juice and see what your taste buds have to say about it. Go to your local department store and get a citrus juicer for under $10.00 and get started. Happy juicing... your body will be happy!
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