Friday, September 30, 2011

We eat the same things that we are made of, plants and animals are made of the same elects we are. The only. Difference between chemicals like pot and aspartame is the amount of time it takes to break down the body. So when you are eating genetically modified food it is just as bad as smoking pot on a daily basis. Any exposure to chemicals causes free radical to enter your body, free radicals are molecules with an extra electron. And since electrons have to have a pair they travel around your body stealing electrons from your tissue, damaging the body on a celular level. However, free radicals are also produced when we eat food, but these free radicals are constantly being neutralized by antioxidants so when you get more free radicals from chemical abuse your body can't neutrslizw them naturally.

Fats CARBS non starchy vegetables and protiens need to be eaten all in one meal. It keeps the hormones balanced and your metabolism going.
There is no fast and healthy way to lose weight. You must first heal your metabolism and when you do that it will become better at burning away extra fat.


High hormone levels always lead to diseases... High hormone levels are caused by high insulin levels which are caused by an excess amount of SUGARS AND CARBS. That can lead to what is called metabolic aging, your body no longer burns energy it just stores it as fat and, it causes your cells to replicate at a higher rate which makes you age faster.
Did you know that when doctors say that a disease is hereditary, it's really because you most likely shared the same lifestyle as that person in your family?
Anybody can ruin there metabolism, even if it is very high, and become ver very sick.

A developed hormone system necessary for a strong immune system.The hormones in our body rely on fats. Eating fats (good natural fats) is necessary for our body to survive.
Eating the right food scaly INCREASE your metabolism, if your not getting enough food your metabolism will go down hill and it is worse off for your body.
Glyocogen is the human carb, it is chained up with sugar molecules and water molecules and since water is heavy it is an innefficient form of storing energy. Fat molecules also known as triglycerides are much lighter in the body therefore it can store twice the amount of fats than carbs. That is why low calorie diets show fast results but it doesn't last.
When you don't get enough fats your body starts thinking that it is starving so it eAta away at muscle and bone mass! And it slows down your metabolism...... Adding fats into your diet is the healthiest thing you can do.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Plant healing

Today I learned that the OSHA herb has very long roots and it is very hard to get the entire thing out of the ground. When you do get thE roots out of the ground, you shake them on your leg do get off all of the excess dirt. Then, you check to see if the roots are healthy they can't have mold or anything else on it otherwise they will not be useful for medicine.the larger roots need to be split in half so that they dry better, small roots can be left alone to dry. It is best to harvest in the morning because they will be fresh with mildew and the sun hasn't had a chance to make them wilt.above ground leaves on plants are just as useful as the root, they aren't as common because they don't last as long and cant be put in wear houses. Barks should be harvested in the fall, but sometimes the bark doesn't come off as so youneedto make sure that you take the bark when it is damp before it gets a chance to dry on the tree, then you let the bark dry in a well ventilated sunny place.
There are 4 main ways that people make plant medicines: in water as infusion decoctions, as tinctures in an extended immersion in alcohol water, as salves by transferring the powder plant into an oil, or taking the plant raw either by eating the acuao root or taking it in a powder pill form.
Infusions: are made by placing the plant in either hot or cold water. Essential oil plants (very scented plants) do better when they are in cold water where as other plants do better when they are in hot water.
Decoctions: much more powerful because the water is boiled
Salves:the powder is added to beeswax and oil so it is thick and can be spread
Tinctures: the plant is added to water and it is drank to get rid of internal pains.
Raw: this is the most natural way to take plant medicine

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Plant medicine has been used since the beginning of the human race. Many indegeounous people's believe that there are places on this earth that have a direct line to the divine. They would have spiritual seekers go there and bring back a piece of the place, which was usually a plant. Stories say that the plant would speak to them and tell them that if they gave the plant direct respect, it would in turn tell them the healing powers they possessed. Now the really iinteresting part about that is they would tell them the healing powers they had for the EARTH. Not the people. But, the indigenous people would know exactly what they meant because in their eyes we are all a part of the earth... Our systems are the same. For example OSHA: (which is very common in boulder Colorado) is said to heal the cramping in the coreof the earth, it helps with stomach cramps. And there are angelicas that heal the trees( the oxygen system of the earth) so it helps lung infections. The united states is one of the only countrues that doesn't have a rich sense of culture, and a lot of us are very sick. Plant medicine really shows the connection between people and the earth
While I was watching The Buddha last night I realized how easy all of his teachings sounded. Okay have compassion towards everything, embrace that life is suffering but we have the tools to not suffer, and pay attention to everything. The concept seems so simple but once you try to practice it, sometimes it feels like it is just impossible. How can we have compassion towards everything if a lot of it/them don't have co passion for us? If life is suffering how do we not suffer? And if we do pay attention to the world and our surroundings at all times, how can we not judge people for what they are doing?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Buddha

there is no knowledge known without sacrifice, you must lose everything to gain anything
stories say that his mother had a dream before he was born, a white elephant offered the queen a white lotus flower and entered the side of his body, sages said it meant she would have a son who would either be a great ruler or an enlightened being 
10 months later a baby boy was born, 7 days later the mother died
The world is filled with pain and sorrow but we can all find a serenity
 No matter what circumstances everyone will end up losing someone hurt ill and die
Life is blissful
you are your own master, buddha just shows you the path
The buddha was born in humbini it is one of the most holy places
he who sees me so the teaching and who who sees the teaching sees me
He was born in a palace and for decades never left the palace.
His name was first siddartha
he was married to his cousin at 16
one day he goes outside and he sees an old man and he realizes everyone gets old, the next time he went out he saw a sick man and realized everyone will get sick, the next time he sees a corpse and he realizes that everyone even him will die, and finally he goes out and sees a spiritual seeker and he realizes that all of those encounters were the real state of the world
He was determined to find out the nature of suffereing so he decides to leave the palace
But his wife just gave birth to a baby boy and he realizes if he picks up the baby he will never leave, so he turnd around and left the room
When he left he was alone for the first time so he cut of his hair and went into homelsessness he was sick from his perfect world and wanted to find peace
He became a beggar and slept on the grounds of forest in the northeastern plain
He is a seeker he doesnt have a teahcer or a solution but he recognizes the problem
he joined thousands of people doing what he was doing
suffering didnt begin at birth and end at death it was never ending unless you became unlightened
he was said to have been reborn billions of times until he finally came to his final life and became the buddha
he found a guru and started to follow his practice
no matter what he did in those practices he was still suffering with the problem that he wanted to solve
he continued moving trying to figure out how to completely excape suffering
since he had experienced extreme luxury he tried extreme deprivation
He subjected his body to hardships and pain for 6 years
He had very little food no protection from the elements he slept on nails, crazy stuff to try and escape the bodys limitations
he realized that what he was doing was giving to much attention to his body which diffeated the whole purpose
Then he remembered one day when he was sitting by a river with his father looking at the insects and realized that when people plant the seeds for harest the insects homes and lives are destroyed, he was sad, but he felt compassion that everything was connected and we are all in it together.
He decided to leave that group of people and while he was walking he saw a women with a bowl of rice and all she said was here eat. Wisdom comes from other people, they can give us what they need and bring out feelings
To find the answers to his questions he would look within and trust himself
bodhia is the home place of the bohdi tree where the buddha obtained the great wisdom
he sat down under the tree and said he wouldnt move from that spot until he obtained the supreme wisdmom, just the the god of desire tried to attack him but their weapons turned into flowers and the buddha did not move. The god tried everything even seducing women but buddha did not move.
THen the god asked him how would anyone know he acually had the supreme wisdom, buddha lifted his hand and touched the ground and the earth shuddered. He said the earth is my witness.
He meditated throughout the night and he saw all his past lives flash before him.
His mind was finally at peace he said, the tree rained down flowers and the heavens shook.
At this moment all beings and i awaken together the buddha says
pay attention to who you are what you know and dont know that is nirvanna
he doesnt want to teach people what he knows but then a god comes to him and begs him to teach other people so he sets of to teach his teachngs
Dharma is the fundemental law of all things
He taught his old friends  he practiced asthetisism with how he became enlightened
He spoke out of his heart and out of experience
4 nobel truths#1 there is suffereing in the world#2suffering has a cause#3 you cant be free of suffereing you must live with desire#4he laid out the 8 fold path to enlightenment
 he opened up a place where people could go together to learn and become enlightened, for men and women, which was remerkable at the time
meditation is the only medicine for the mind

Love. Pay attention.


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