Dr. Robert Morse Visits Lost Arts Radio: A Conversation With A Master Healer

For those of you who have not heard of Dr. Morse I would encourage you to visit his YouTube Channel robertmorsend, and watch his videos. Dr. Morse has been healing some of the most “hopeless” cases and people given short time to live, for many years at his Florida office, and even remotely, working with people in distress all over the world. Actually, I should correct this statement. Dr. Morse knows that the only healer is the consciousness in the body itself, so he has been a teacher, showing people how they could support that healing energy inside the body. He has been the teacher, the Life Force, as always, has been the healer.

Dr. Morse is the creator of his own line of herbal formulas available through his website, and also offers courses at his facility as well as online, so that the knowledge he has acquired over decades can be shared. The spiritual attitude and approach that Dr. Morse takes in all of his work, the obvious love he has for everyone, makes his contribution to the world of incredible value. Lost Arts Radio Show provides a unique opportunity to hear Dr. Morse in an unscripted, wide-ranging discussion on health, spiritual understanding and events in our world, that you will not want to miss!  ✨🎧✨ Click here for show.

The perfect snack

Please eat fruit. Eat lots of it. The human body is designed to eat fruit. If you’re worried about the sugar – don’t be. Along with important enzymes, phytochemicals and antioxidants, fruit is loaded with fiber. That fiber will see to it that the sugar from the fruit is absorbed nice and slowly so your blood sugar stays even and doesn’t spike. If you’re worried about sugar, just stay away from processed sugar and bring on the fruit.

You can snack on any type of fruit you like. Grapes, berries, apples, star fruit, mango, papaya, melons, oranges, plums, bananas – whatever you can get. Fruit is not only ridiculously healthy, it’s also the fastest snack ever. Snack on ALL the fruit!

Fruit Facts Credit: Molly Patrick

Stay hydrated with flavorful infused water

Ask a roomful of people if they enjoy drinking water, and you’re bound to get polar opinions. While some say nothing else quenches their thirst quite like water, others can’t stand the “taste.” But whatever your thoughts on water, hydration is crucial for good health. The human body is made largely of water which keeps it running smoothly, whether it’s helping cells grow, delivering oxygen, regulating body temperature and more. Luckily, there are easy ways to add it to your diet.

Infuse your water.
If water is too bland for your taste, try adding refreshing slices of lemon, cucumber, lime, strawberries, or mint—the possibilities are endless! When you’re on the go, you can even pack an infuser water bottle. Here’s a handy infographic about ways to invigorate your water.

Add fizz.
Naturally flavored carbonated water is becoming more and more popular as people cut out sugary sodas, and it’s a great alternative to hydrate yourself if you can’t stand the taste of water. Just keep in mind that some experts say it may erode tooth enamel in large quantities, especially if you’re adding a fresh squeeze of citrus fruit for taste.

Buy a giant water bottle.
For some, drinking water is all about convenience. When you’re too busy to leave your desk (even though you know you should leave your desk regularly to avoid the effects of being sedentary), a large bottle of water can help you stay hydrated.

Eat hydrating foods.
Water is found in many foods that you can add to your diet for extra hydration. Cucumbers, apples and peppers are just a few of the water powerhouses to choose from. Check out Shape.com’s list of top 30 hydrating foods for inspiration. Bonus: Most hydrating foods are packed with vitamins.

Keep track.
Tally how many glasses of water you’re drinking each day. Simply jot it down in a notebook or download a fitness app to help you. After all, you may only think you’re drinking enough water. If you’re the type who forgets to mark your water intake, you can even invest in a bottle that links to your cellphone and automatically records how much water you drink.

Keep a mini fridge nearby.
If you live in a two-storied house, stash some water in a mini fridge upstairs. Likewise, if your office is far from the kitchen, keep a cooler or small fridge nearby. If you simply can’t leave your office on busy days, a standing desk placed near your water-filled mini fridge can keep you hydrated and healthy.

Give water to guests.
Offer visitors a glass of water when they arrive, and pour one for yourself in the process. Although this isn’t a daily habit, it’s particularly useful during the holidays when loved ones are in town. (Plus, it’s polite!) At the office, place a pitcher of water on the table for all to enjoy during meetings.

What are your best tips for drinking more water? Tweet me here @eatwelleathappy

Tips for Preserving Fresh Produce! (And Retaining Nutrients)

We’re all trying to eat healthier by choosing more fresh fruits and vegetables. But just how many of those good nutrients are we actually getting by the time we eat these foods?

Today’s produce is not only shipped from the farm, but then shipped home to our houses and stored in the refrigerator for several days up to a few weeks. The truth is that once picked, vegetables’ immediately start to lose their nutritional value. According to one study, fresh vegetables can lose up to 45 percent of their nutritional value between being picked and landing on a grocery store shelf. Add in the time it takes to get the vegetables home and actually on your plate, and you could be consuming less than a third of the nutrients you’d expect.

The following are some tips for getting the most bang for your buck when it comes to healthy produce.

1. Refrain from Washing Right Away

In most cases, washing both encourages spoilage and speeds up the formation of mold, so hold off on the washing until right before you’re ready to eat. Washing removes the outer layer, causing faster ripening, particularly on berries.

2. Pack Loosely And Separate Produce

The closer your vegetables are to one another in the refrigerator, the faster they will rot. Fruits stored together can prematurely ripen and spoil surrounding vegetables, so spread all items out. Apples, especially, can turn leafy greens and other veggies brown.

Separate fruits from vegetables by storing in different drawers, and don’t over pack. Remove ties and rubber bands, and store loosely in perforated paper, plastic, or cloth wrapping, or in a glass container. (Note: tomatoes are best stored on their own. Tomatoes stored in plastic are likely to ripen more quickly.) Also, avoid storing in air-tight bags, as these will suffocate the food items and speed up decay.

Most veggies are best stored in the crisper, though tomatoes work better on the counter left upside down. Garlic, onions, potatoes, shallots, sweet potatoes, and winter squash live best in a cool, dark pantry.

3. Buy Local

Most of us know this by now, but it’s a good reminder. Buying directly from a local farmer reduces the shipping and storage time, helping you to get more nutrients from your food. Bonus—recent studies have found that items at farmer’s markets are typically cheaper than they are at neighboring supermarkets.

4. Grab From The Front Not The Back

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service wanted to know if it’s better to buy the spinach in the front of the rack, where it’s exposed to more light, or in the back, where it’s darker. They grew two varieties for two months, harvested and stored them, then measured nutrient levels.

Results showed that with even as little as 24 hours of continuous exposure to grocery-store lighting, the bags of spinach in the front had higher nutrient levels than the very-same-age bags in the dark. Some key nutrients, like folate, were significantly higher in the lighted spinach—9 times higher, actually. Results also showed higher levels of lutein, beta-carotene, and vitamin K.

5. If You Can’t Eat it Right Away, Buy Frozen

Studies comparing frozen with fresh vegetables have found that the frozen ones kept more of their nutrients than fresh—as long as they were frozen shortly after harvest. Researchers found that though most shoppers believe fresh veggies sold in supermarkets are less than four days old, they’re closer to nine days old or more when they arrive, then remain on the shelves for a further four. At home they’re stored again, which means they could be at least 16 days or a half-month-old by the time you eat them.

According to research from the Institute of Food Research—admittedly funded by Bird’s Eye foods—fresh beans lost up to 45 percent of nutrients, broccoli and cauliflower 25 percent, garden peas up to 15 percent, and carrots up to 10 percent. Meanwhile, frozen peas contained up to 30 percent more vitamin C than fresh, and green beans contained up to 45 percent more than fresh.

6. Buy Young

On the whole, younger produce is more nutritious than older. Go for the baby spinach rather than the mature spinach, for instance. Research found that the leaves of the younger types are more biologically active, and always have greater nutrient density than the older ones. The same held true for other vegetables, including mustard greens, collards, and kale.

7. Store Intact

Researchers have discovered that if you cut fruits and vegetables and then leave them out on the counter or store them, they will lose from 10-25 percent of antioxidants like vitamin C and carotenoids over a period of 5-6 days, because of the exposure to oxygen.

Similarly, avoid cutting up lettuce or other greens, as that cuts into the pores, releasing compounds that speed up ripening and spoilage. It may be convenient to cut up veggies and store them in bags in the fridge for snacking, but realize that you will be losing nutrient power and potentially speeding up the degradation of the food. It’s best to wait and cut them right before eating, instead.

8. Buy Mushrooms Exposed to Light

Ordinary mushrooms have little or no vitamin D, but those grown under UV light turn an interior plant sterol (ergosterol) into vitamin D. Many portabella mushrooms are now exposed to light, but you can also expose other types at home by leaving them out on the counter under the light. Some growers also note on their labels that their mushrooms are UV-enhanced.

9. Think Twice About Cooking

Cooking can destroy antioxidant carotenoids like beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein. Boiling makes it easier for nutrients to leach into the water, and over-cooking via any method diminishes nutrients by breaking down the cells.

To preserve the most nutrients, steam, stir-fry, and sauté, and use a tight-fitting lid when possible. On the whole, more nutrients are preserved when there is less contact with water, shorter cooking times, and less exposure to heat. Cook fruits and vegetables with their skins on. Also, don’t rinse grains like rice unless the package advises it—washing can take away as much as 25 percent of vitamin B1.

10. Drink Fresh Juices Immediately

f you’re into juicing, you may be tempted to save time by making enough for two glasses, then saving that second glass for the next day. You’d be shortchanging yourself, however, as that second glass will not be as nutritious as the first. Your best bet for preserving nutrients is to drink fresh juice immediately after you make it. 

Cold-Pressed juices will last longer and retain more nutrients then their centrifugal counterparts.

Not yet juicing at home? It’s an awesome way to bump up your nutrient in-take for the day and get more vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Check out juicingradio.com for guidance and inspirational stories of health transformation. 

Source: renegadehealth.com

Making Habits Stick

The story you tell yourself about your habit matters more than most people realize.

So the key is to shape the story, become your own habit storyteller, and create a story that will make you more likely to stick to the habit.

Telling a Good Story

The truth is that none of these stories is actually true. They’re just narratives we have made up, in our minds, about what’s going on. The reality is what’s happening right now, and in an “ideal” world we would just drop the stories and be present with the moment, experiencing reality as it is.

If you want to create a new exercise habit (for example), you might tell yourself something like this:

“This is going to be amazing, I’m going to get fit and look incredible and be super healthy!”

This is a story you’re telling yourself. It’s not real, but it has tremendous power to affect your feelings about your habit, and to change your action. You have a positive story about the habit, and it motivates you to take action.

But perhaps the exercise you did one day was really tough, and you didn’t enjoy it. Your story might change, to something like, “Wow, that was super hard. It sucked!”

Now your story about the habit is not so good, and you’ll be less enthusiastic about doing the habit from now on.

Maybe you also missed a couple of days of exercise because you got busy. Your story changes to, “Damn, I screwed up, I’m not as good at this habit as I thought, why am I not disciplined?”

The story isn’t so good. Now you might actually try not think about the habit, and you are much more likely to skip the habit from now on.

The story you tell yourself about your habit matters more than most people realize.

So the key is to shape the story, become your own habit storyteller, and create a story that will make you more likely to stick to the habit.

Try this:

Ask yourself how you feel about the habit you’re creating. Are you psyched about it? Are you discouraged? Looking forward to it or dreading it? Feel strong about it or feel like you’re doing lousy? Is it a wonderful experience for you or are you ploughing through the suckiness? This is all an indicator of what story you’re telling yourself.
Start creating a better story by focusing on the things you love about the habit. You could focus on how much you hate the habit, or you could focus on what you love. It’s your choice. Find things to appreciate about the habit. Look at your successes and think, “Man, that’s awesome that I’ve done those things.”
This is not to say that you should only think positive thoughts, or that you should ignore the negative. But if your story is on the balance more positive than negative, you’ll be more resilient. You’ll be able to handle the negative stuff with grace, because you have a positive feeling about the habit.

If you resent doing the habit, or see it as a sacrifice, you’re more likely to blow the negative aspects up when they happen. But people with a strongly positive story will be likely to weather the storm of negative aspects of the habit.

The Positive Story Exercise

Try to think about some of the following thoughts when you’re working on your habit:

This makes me feel strong/healthy/empowered (or some other positive trait).
I am proud of doing this habit.
I have had some great successes with this.
I’m learning a lot with this habit.
I’ve had good experiences with this habit.
There are some exciting things about this that I’d like to share with people.
I can appreciate the little things about this habit.
There are things I genuinely love about this habit.
This can sometimes be a struggle but it’s definitely worth it.
This habit is improving my life an multiple ways.
I’m lucky to be able to do this habit.
There are things about this habit that I look forward to.
I’ve missed doing this habit sometimes, but over the long run it doesn’t matter.
Doing this habit makes me more resilient.
When I’ve done this habit, I feel accomplished and satisfied.
I feel like a better person when I do this habit.
Just think about one of these each time you do the habit, or just after. And then try another one on the next time you do the habit.

Slowly, with thoughts like these and others you might think of, you’ll start to have a more positive story about the habit.

And that will make all the difference — not only will you want to stay with it longer, you’ll enjoy it more each time you do it.

Source:  ZenHabits.net

 

 

Learn how to use nature to boost health

“Earthing or Grounding” is a simple thing we can do each day that helps keep stress levels (and cortisol levels) in healthy ranges, can improve sleep and also reduce inflammation. 

Basically, the theory is that our bodies are meant to come into contact with the Earth (a “grounding” force) on a regular basis. Positive electrons in the form of free radicals can build up in our bodies and direct contact with the ground balances this out as it is a negative grounding charge.

Our bodies and cells have electrical energy, and especially with the high prevalence of Electromagnetic waves, Wi-Fi and mobile phone waves, many of us have a high amount of positive electrons built up in our bodies.

Throughout history, humans have spent time outdoors much more than we do in modern time and have been in direct contact with the soil. From walking on the ground barefoot, to gardening or tilling the soil, humans have always touched the earth… until recently.

Now, we live in houses, wear rubber shoes, are exposed to EMFs daily and don’t often come into direct contact with the ground. For the same basic reason that we ground electrical outlets to avoid the build up of excess positive charge, our bodies need the same ground effect. 

The possibility of grounding or earthing resolving inflammation is exciting, as many chronic diseases cause and stem from inflammation in the body. Either way there is nothing to lose by trying earthing, and the book Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? is filled with first hand stories of those who have benefited, as well as research and information from doctors, a cardiologist and an electrical engineer.

Source: Clinton Ober

How to break bad food habits the easy way

Try “Crowding Out

This concept truly flips the conventional belief about dieting on its head by adding more healthy foods to the diet rather than taking things away. By eating more vegetables, fruits, and other nutrient-dense foods, your cravings for less healthy foods will naturally diminish. There simply isn’t room for junk food and unhealthy overeating when you’re satisfied and nourished by real food!

While most conventional diets are governed by strict rules and deprivation, Integrative Nutrition takes a more gradual path towards helping students and their clients reach a state of balance. Taking small daily steps and focusing on increasing healthy food rather than avoiding indulgences creates a much more positive framework for implementing lasting change.

Here are a few ways you can begin experimenting with crowding out in your own diet:

  1. Drink more water. Sometimes what we experience as cravings or hunger are actually the body’s misunderstood signals of dehydration. Simply increasing your water intake will reduce your desire for other beverages and unhealthy snacks between meals.
  2. Eat the healthiest foods first. When in the midst of holiday festivities that are centered around food consumption, load up your plate with the healthiest options first. If your belly is full of salad and raw veggies, cooked vegetables, and whole grains then you’re far less likely to overconsume the meats, starches, and desserts.
  3. Plan ahead. Whether it’s for the holidays or just a regular workweek, planning what you’ll eat in advance will greatly help you implement crowding out into your lifestyle. Perhaps this means brining a healthy dish to share for the holidays, or packing carrot sticks and healthy dinner leftovers to eat at work the next day. If you plan ahead, you’re more likely to stay satisfied with the good stuff and avoid having to consume less healthy alternatives due to a lack of options.

The great thing about crowding out is that it doesn’t have to mean going without your favorite foods. The holidays, after all, are a time to enjoy the company of your loved ones and sometimes that involves a little indulgence. 

Source: integrativenutrition.com