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The Ultimate Smoothie Recipe Guaranteed To Increase Your Healthspan

We all want to be healthy. We all want the highest level of wellness that we can possibly have while we are alive. It is not enough to have a long lifespan anymore. What is important is to live as much of that lifespan in good health. This is known as our healthspan. While currently, it is not possible for humanity to increase lifespan to any sustainably large degree, we are living longer and it is because we are learning to increase our healthspans.

Increasing the healthspan starts as early as it is possible to do so. For those of us who grew up in households where some sort of effort on the part of our parents gave us a head start on nutrition, we are fortunate. For those of us who are parents now and who are very active in promoting and fostering a healthy lifestyle for our kids, we should be very proud that we are brave enough to care enough to help them when they have no idea how important our actions will be to them in the future.

With global pollution at an all time high, with nutrition at an all time low and with pesticides killing all microbes that normally would give us a wide range of essential vitamins and all enzymes that would normally give us a boost in functionality, it is essential that we begin to reverse these catastrophic changes that are happening to our world, one person and one household at a time.

I feel very passionate about this and my household practices prebiotics, probiotics and eating organic from a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. A few of my children still eat meat occasionally, but it is occasional at best. Some of my children also like yogurt and different cheeses. So we are not vegan by any stretch of the imagination as a family. I am the closest to being a vegan but I still eat honey.

Starting early is just one of the considerations that can be done in increasing the healthspan of the human being. Another is understanding how the body works, what exists in your microbiome (not just your gut) systemically and adjusting your actions to suit that understanding. The key takeaway is that this understanding radically alters what you consider food, the way you intake that food and the way you seek to digest that food.

As I mentioned previously, the gut is not the only place in your body where you find microbiome and billions of friendly microbes performing critical functions throughout your body on the cellular level and also as a hive systemically. These microbes are also different in different areas of the body. Extrapolating gut microbiology to the heart, or lungs or central nervous system is as dangerous as intaking pollution or pesticides.

When life first began organizing it was bacteria being marshalled by viruses to organize and perform advanced functions that the viruses could not. One can say that we are entirely built by viruses and our bodies server their agenda and that that agenda is sentience and consciousness. Why this is remains a mystery as a fact, but many theories exist in philosophies and religious systems around the world. Enough so that it is beyond mere coincidence that such knowledge is trivial or coincidental. Something is driving us somewhere that is for sure.

I have always had a deep passion to understand and cooperate with maximizing my being while alive. I felt that it was ultimately compassionate to provide these living creatures inside of my body with care. For me it was the ultimate expression of self care, taking care of the plants and animals that live inside my body. Most people don’t think of it that way, but it is undeniably true. It is also unknown by most people that these animals and plants are aware of “bad” animals and plants as well and have adapted to them over millions of years.

I happen to believe in both creation and evolution. I am rare in that belief but undaunted. I believe an intelligence began the conditions for life, or, “set the stage” if you will and evolution took over and carried out that plan with some continual guidance by the originating intelligence in the form of embedded intelligence. Again, where that process is going is largely unexplored by humans, but what knowledge exists plainly tells us that it is going somewhere and we appear to be a part of that.

So how does all this apply to me finding the recipe for the Ultimate Smoothie that is guaranteed to expand your healthspan? Well, my passion and fascination for life on this planet led me to many experimental actions and a ton of research, not just in books but with oral traditions of native peoples as well. What I found is that the plants and animals in the external (micro/macro) biome are complementary to the internal (micro/macro) biome. As such, the more I learned about the inner biome the more I could see the needs of this inner world in the world that surrounded me. I also became aware of a “second brain” or what some people call a “gut-brain” that had real and discernable preferences that if I paid attention to them gave me very positive results in my level of wellness.

I learned that most people jump from stimulants to relaxants in an endless cycle that abuses their endocrine systems to the point of failure. I learned that the natural metabolic energy systems of the body are far more active and restful than this cycle but that in order to experience this phenomenon I had to have perfect balance in my bodymind. So I embarked upon a journey of discovery to discover the holistic solution to a balanced bodymind. Part of that journey was meditation, which I talk about in my journal, but part of that was most assuredly nutrition/medicinal.

Naturopathy and shamanistic practices date back to the dawn of humanity and this knowledge is vast within our DNA even if it has been long forgotten in our sciences or oral traditions. Learning to listen to the inner world is a skill that can be mastered and the human race can reboot this ancient knowledge from the indestructible book that we carry in every strand of DNA in our bodymind. What I did was utilize ancient and self-determined methods of learning to listen to that knowledge. Experimentation was done scientifically and results had to be repeatable and sustainable and not just a one-off reaction to some action I was taking. This took time. This took lots of research. This took lots of passion. I endured tons of ridicule from my academic peers and those who wanted me to be successful academically. But for me, that took a back seat to the actual results I was having internally and externally. I was the mad scientist who was sure of his results. I was my own experiment and nothing could stop me but me.

At some point in this journey after swinging into fasting, juice fasting, raw food veganism, carnivorism and all sorts of diets that were mine (or our ancestors) long before they had the modern names they do, that the key was digestion. The ability for the body to ingest and process what it needed with the least resistance. How to accomplish this was the next adventure and the one that took the longest to complete. I do not say that I have discovered the end of it all. I suppose I will always be learning and discovering better tweeks to what I have created so far, but it is a powerful medicine. I believe food is medicine you see. I believe nutrition is medicine. I believe life/being alive is medicine for the Soul. It is a life outlook that has been verified so many times in my life that I see it being as real as my breathing.

So let’s get into the recipe shall we? Enough of my long windedness. I hope you are all still awake!

We start with a base of 4 cups of raw organic coconut milk/water. To this we add the following organically sorced ingredients:

1 full leaf of kale (including stem)
1 full top of a dandelion plant (fresh from the ground if possible)
1/2 cup of spinach leaves (including stem)
1/2 cup of radish leaves (including stem)
1/2 cup of romaine lettuce
1 medium carrot
1 cored apple
1 whole lemon (peel and seeds included)
1 whole orange (peel and seeds included)
1 radish (including root)
2 red banana peppers (including stems and seeds)
1/2 beet (2″ in diameter)
1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 kiwi (unpeeled)
1/2 cup strawberries
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup cranberries
1/4 cup raspberries
2 green onions
2-inch ginger root
2-inch turmeric root
2 cloves garlic
1 full dandelion root (freshly sourced if possible)
1 cup broccoli
2 tablespoons of spirulina
1 teaspoon of whole milk thistle
1/4 teaspoon of He Shu Wu root powder
1 scoop of plant-based protein powder
1 scoop of collagen
Barley Grass
Wheatgrass
1/4 cup Jerusalem Artichoke
1/4 cup Nova Scotia Dulse
12-20 Grapes (peel included but no seeds)
1 banana
5 ripe cherry tomatoes (including peels and seeds)
1/4 cup of raw organic honey (locally sourced if you can find it)
1 cup of filtered water sourced ice

Directions:

Step One: Since you are using organically sourced ingredients, DO NOT WASH anything. There are vital microbial beings, vital vitamins and minerals and trace minerals on them that your body craves. Chop all ingredients save for the powders and liquids into chunks (be sure to slice all roots in thin slices perpendicular to the longness of the root).

Step Two: add all liquids and powders to the blender. Blend for 30 seconds.

Step Three: add all your cut ingredients.

Step Four: Blend until completely liquid. You will need to test this, but with my Ninja Professional it takes about 20 minutes to achieve. This is the reason I add the ice because the blending process will heat up the smoothie till it steams. Warmth is good but too hot and you kill beings and enzymes. So be careful to monitor your mix as it is blending and add ice chunks as you go if needed.

Step Five: Consume as much as you can within 15 minutes and then seal the rest in an airtight container and put it in the refrigerator. Drink within 24 hours for best results.

Step Six: make this a lifestyle and do this every day.

NOTE: if your blender is too small to hold all these ingredients then you can split the mix up into 4 equal parts fairly easily and blend each separately. If you know that you cannot consume the entire mix in one sitting (because this is actually your meal to start the day) then you can place all your chopped ingredients into zip lock baggies in 2 to 4 equal parts and blend them as you go throughout the day (recommended). Just be sure to measure out equally reduced amounts of powder for each serving (very important).

So that’s it, the grand poobah of Smoothie Recipes. You will find that after about a week this is going to revolutionize your existence. You will eat less and have so much energy that you will literally need a relaxant like Valerian root for a few days to get used to it and learn to use that energy and well being in doing something good in the world!

Bless everyone, no exceptions.

IAM Platform Top 100 Motivational Quotes

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Motivational Quotes can pick you up from the depths of complacency like nothing else.   We challenge you to read all 100 of these quotes and not feel like embracing the change necessary to improve your situation!

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  1. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” Henry David Thoreau
  2. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn
  3. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life-think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” Swami Vivekananda
  4. “If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.” Anonymous
  5. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
  6. “Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” Vaibhav Shah
  7. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” Albert Einstein
  8. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin
  9. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  10. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  11. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” Bruce Feirstein
  12. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” John D. Rockefeller
  13. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Albert Einstein
  14. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” Ray Goforth
  15. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” Robert Collier
  16. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.” Mark Twain
  17. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” Pablo Picasso
  18. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
  19. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” Bruce Lee
  20. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” Steve Jobs
  21. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” Jim Rohn
  22. “The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” Napoleon Hill
  23. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher
  24. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas A. Edison
  25. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” Robert Schuller
  26. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” Abraham Lincoln
  27. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” John Maxwell
  28. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
  29. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” David Allen
  30. “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Greg Anderson
  31. “You never regret being kind.” Nicole Shepherd
  32. “Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else’s success?” Bill Walton
  33. “Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got.” Sue Knight
  34. “Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.” Marcus Aurelius
  35. “Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” J. Petit Senn
  36. “To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.” Alan Cohen
  37. “Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.” Shari R. Barr
  38. “View your life from your funeral: Looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what wouldn’t you do?” Victor Frankl
  39. “Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is.” Thomas Szasz
  40. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  41. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward
  42. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” Robert Louis Stevenson
  43. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things.” Ronald Reagan
  44. “Power isn’t control at all-power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.” Beth Revis
  45. “Don’t tell people how to do things; tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” George S. Patton Jr.
  46. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
  47. “Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.” John F. Kennedy
  48. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter F. Drucker
  49. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” Albert Schweitzer
  50. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” John C. Maxwell
  51. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.” Brandon Sanderson
  52. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell
  53. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” Steve Jobs
  54. “A leader … is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” Nelson Mandela
  55. “Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” Colin Powell
  56. “Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.” Margaret Thatcher
  57. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” Napoleon
  58. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” Theodore Roosevelt
  59. “If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.” Henry David Thoreau
  60. “I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.” Robert E. Lee
  61. “Consensus: the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: ‘I stand for consensus?'” Margaret Thatcher
  62. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.” Rosalynn Carter
  63. “There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.” Klaus Balkenhol
  64. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” Nancy D. Solomon
  65. “In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” Max De Pree
  66. “A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own.” Beth Revis
  67. “Always remember, Son, the best boss is the one who bosses the least. Whether it’s cattle, or horses, or men, the least government is the best government.” Ralph Moody
  68. “If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.” Brad Szollose
  69. “Give as few orders as possible,” his father had told him once long ago. “Once you’ve given orders on a subject, you must always give orders on that subject.” Frank Herbert (from Dune)
  70. “The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” Tony Blair
  71. “Wisdom equals knowledge plus courage. You have to not only know what to do and when to do it, but you have to also be brave enough to follow through.” Jarod Kintz
  72. “In a battle between two ideas, the best one doesn’t necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it.” Seth Godin
  73. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  74. “Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” Patrick Lencioni
  75. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” Donald McGannon
  76. “Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way.” Ronald Reagan
  77. “I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” Herbert Bayard Swope
  78. “Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are.” Thomas John Carlisle
  79. “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” J.P. Morgan
  80. “If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything.” Tom Rath
  81. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” Orrin Woodward
  82. “Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.” Jaachynma N.E. Agu
  83. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” Peter F. Drucker
  84. “When you put together deep knowledge about a subject that intensely matters to you, charisma happens. You gain courage to share your passion, and when you do that, folks follow.” Jerry Porras
  85. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” John Maxwell
  86. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” John Maxwell
  87. “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” George Patton
  88. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward
  89. “Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” Gertrude Stein
  90. “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” John E. Southard
  91. “Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it.” Tom Hopkins
  92. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  93. “Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered-just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” Barrie Davenport
  94. “Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.” Andre Dubus
  95. “Do it or not. There is no try.” Yoda
  96. “Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” Jimmy Spithill
  97. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher
  98. “The best revenge is massive success.” Frank Sinatra
  99. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn Rand
  100. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs

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