biohacking for a healthier life

Easy tips for healthy living

Biohacking is a buzz word for tips and tricks for a healthier life mind body and spirit. While I believe there are no magic pills I have found there are certain things we can do that get desired results a little faster. So we are going to explore a few of them.

Broccoli Sprouts

Sprouts in general and more specifically Broccoli Sprouts have been shown to dramatically improve gut health, boost liver function and they are 50-100 percent stronger in nutrients than a mature plant.  They are classified by some as a super disease fighting and cancer reducing food.  For this protein conscious people they are also rich in amino acids or the build blocks of the body. You can find them at health food stores. I personally started to grow my own because the ones at the store looked a little sickly.  I love the Hamama brand because they make it so easy.  https://www.hamama.com This is an easy way to get nutrient dense food with very little effort and they pack a powerful punch. 

Stand UP

Sitting is the new smoking of this era. Sitting for long periods of time is the number 1 health concern, which I find fascinating. Reasons behind the concern include it weakens the legs and glutes, it increases risks of varicose veins, increases chances for obesity and can be a big contributing factor to lowered immunity.
Easy are the steps to rectify this major health concern. As you may have guessed steps are part of the remedy. Some examples would be:-

*Park farther away from the door when you are out and about.
*Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
*Do walking meetings instead of sitting meetings.
Walk around while talking on the phone
*Stand while reading emails. I even purchased a computer stand that enables me to stand while returning emails on amazon for around $30.00

*Moving helps the body digest fats and sugars that we consume. It doesn’t have to be a big drawn out ordeal. By just adding a few of these bio-hacking tips it greatly increase health and vitality. If we don’t take care of our body where will we live

Hot Water With Honey and Tumeric

Warm water on it’s own first thing in the morning and last thing at night has been show to greatly aid the body in flushing out toxins.  Adding honey and turmeric make it a powerful trio in fighting disease and restoring health. The water should be warm and not hot and heating honey about 140 degrees makes in more of a carcinogen.  Honey on an empty stomach has been linked to killing cancer cells in the gut.  Tumeric is literally everywhere and in so many products now. My personal belief is the best method is fresh of course.  This powerful root contains curcumin. Curcumin is a powerful for fighting inflammation.  It has been shown to have very strong anti oxidative benefits and help fight against heart disease and Alzheimers.  I prepare a glass before I go to bed and upon rising I add a little warm water and put it down the hatch.  

The Cold Shoulder

I despise having cold shoulders of any kind so this one was a toughie for me at first but now I love it.  Cold showers! The benefits are astounding:-

  1. Increases circulation because the body has to work harder at keeping you warm which causes a more efficient circulatory system. A Side benefit is it wakes you up
  2. Increases endorphins by sending electrical impulses to the brain. This jolt also increase alertness, clarity and energy.
  3. Increases metabolism by activating brown fat.
  4. Boosts immunity and trigger anti inflammatory norepinephrine release, white and red blood cells and platelet count significantly. 

Cold Shower How To

In the beginning just start with a warm and cold water alternation at the end of your shower. Gradually cooling the water from warm to cold for 10-15 seconds at a time for 10 or so times.  The body will send crazy messages to the brain but I promise you will be fine and actually thrive. 

Next step would be to increase your time until you can stand under the cold water flow up to 1 or 2 minutes

Eventually you will be able to go 4-8 minutes of cold water.  Before leaving the shower allow a little warm not hot water to wash over your body.

I listen to music while showering so I play songs that make me want to dance and I dance in the cold water for and entire song. It makes me smile just thinking about it.

I hope these Bio-Hacking activities have given you pause for thought and you will try a few. I would love to hear how it goes.

15 Minute at home cardio workout

Join me for this at home cardio workout. You don’t need any special equipment or even shoes. This low impact high energy routine is great for all levels of fitness

10 min office Break Yoga

Free Home Cardio workout

It’s A Good Day To Have A Good Workout. Please join me in the privacy of your home for a high energy low impact cardio workout. We will cover all the bases..

Warm-up, Cardio, Toning, Sculpting, and Stretching.

I look forward to your comments and if there is any thing you would like to focus on please let me know.

With Much Love and Light

Nootsie

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Butter Lettuce Raw Food Wraps

A Quick and Easy Idea For A Raw Food Dinner

Raw Food Live Food Tips & Tricks

A Raw Live Food Diet is an amazing bio-hack for wholeness and awakening mind body spirit. People sometimes have resistance to making changes because it seems difficult and they don’t know where to start. We are exploring ways to it make fast and effective so it is easy to assimilate it into any lifestyle. This short video gives you a couple of ideas to make it easy peasie to incorporate. If there are topics that you would like us to cover please leave your comments below. This is a biological experiment of one as a collective group. There are no hard and fast rules or food police. Being a support and feeling support are our only tenants.

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Update on the Raw Food Real Food Challenge

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It’s A Wrap

Beautiful and Delicious Veggie Wrap with Tahini Dressing

Wrapping

Chopped Veggies of all Kinds. I used live butter lettuce for the wrap

Tahini Dressing. 2 Tablespoons Raw Tahini, pinch of Celtic salt, 1 Tablespoon Raw Flower Honey, Grated Fresh Ginger to Taste

Combine ingredients, wrap and enjoy

Raw Food Challenge

Recipes & Menu Ideas

Breakfast
Smoothie
1 banana fresh or frozen
1 1/2 cup of mango fresh or frozen
1 cup of red leaf lettuce
1-2 cups unsweet almond milk
1 scoop plant based protein powder (optional) Sun Warrior is very clean
Instructions place ingredients in the blend and blend until smooth and enjoy

Snack
Hand full of almonds and oranges (as many as it takes)
Warm or cold green tea

Dinner
Avocado Salad
3 cups of lettuce of choice
1 avocado
1 grated beet and 1 grated carrot
1 juiced lemon
Pink of pink Himalayan salt
Instructions Place lettuce in a bowl. Pit and slice avocado into strips or dice and place on top of greens. Add remaining ingredients. Toss

Tahini Dressing
2 Tablespoons of raw tahini
1 orange juiced
1 inch piece of ginger finely grated or finely diced
1 green onion sliced
Pinch of Himalayan salt
Instructions combine ingredients and pour over salad
Snack
Date Paste
48 Medjool dates pitted
3/4 cup almond milk
1 dash sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup water

Blend ingredients until smooth and enjoy with apple slices

30 Day raw food challenge details

We are gearing up! Facebook Group gathered (check), Recipes (check), Menu ideas (check), you are invited (check). Send me a message if you would like to join our Facebook Group to join in for a full 30 days or partial participation

This will be a super duper adventure to raise your vibration, increase your energy and kick start your health. The following information is the nuts and bolts of our adventure.

Intentions and Such
Gearing up
Menü ideas
Recipes

Skin Brushing

Dry Skin Brushing benefits reach far and wide. I view it as a health hack. It is something I have done for many years. It is really simple, provides an energizing effect with minimal effort and feels oh so good. I’ve included a video that will explain the why and how to. I would love to hear from you, and if you skin brush your techniques, also any questions or comments you may have.

The Health Hack Dry Skin Brushing

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Open HeArted GratitUde JouRnaling

Soul Journey Journaling

The finished product
Ta Da!

The benefits from Journaling, Creative Pursuits and Handwriting are vast and impactful. I hope you feel inspired as do to do all 3. I would love to hear and or see what is inspiring you!

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