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4 Easy Habits That Slow and Reverse Ageing

Most people I know want to stay young and to be in the springtime of their youth again. They want to have happy and healthy lives free of pain. They want to have the same vigour and energy that they had when they were 18 years old. Here are 4 easy habits that help your body heal, rejuvenate and which can slow and even reverse ageing.  The important thing is that if you want to see results that these 4 easy actions become your 4 daily habits. Before I continue I want to warn you that none of these habits reverses gray hair.

What are they? Air, Water, Earth and Fire

  1. Quantum Pause Breathing.
  2. Drinking good quality clean water.
  3. Eating a raw nutritious breakfast.
  4. The 5 Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation.

1. Quantum Pause Breathing  [1]

The first element is air which our body uses for oxygen.Deep, purposeful breathing improves the oxygen in our body. Quantum Pause Breathing is a four stage breathing meditation that helps healing by increasing the transfer of oxygen into the body. QP also improves heart mind coherance, oxygenates the blood, improves lung capacity, helps heal lungs polluted by smoking tobacco.

Quantum pause breathing starts with a 5 second full 100% inhale, 5 second full breath hold, 5 second full exhale and finally a 5 second hold fully exhaled. One cycle takes 20 seconds and a typical set goes for 5 minutes followed by a period of consolidation of about 2 or 3 minutes. When you first begin QP breathing 5 second intervals might be difficuls so you might like to start with 3 second intervals and slowly build up to 5 second intervals. The important thing is that all the sections of the breathing are of equal length.

The beauty of Quantum Pause Breathing is that it can be easily practiced at home, at work, on the bus or even in a conversation.

Here is a video of explaining how it works.

2. Drinking Good Quality Water

Humans can only survive about 3 days without drinking water. However even if you have enough water, it is the quality of water that is most important. There is a big difference between natural spring water and the water in  bottle of Coke.

What is clean healthy water? It is water that is free of chlorine and fluoride.

3. Eating a raw nutritious breakfast. 

Fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts come from plants that take their nutrients from the Earth. They have many essential vitamins, mineralks and nutrients that or bodies need. Processing food and cooking destroys many of the nutrients. Processed foods are low in soluble fibre, energy dense and nutrient poor. However fresh raw fruit and vegetables are high in fibre, nutrient rich and give a more sustained energy over a longer period.

Instead of breakfast  cereal and toast  eat a something like a bowl of freshly cut fruit, a freshly made fruit and vegetable juice or a green smoothee.

4. The 5 Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation

These 5 simple yoga exercises from Tibet came to the world from Peter Kelder in his book “The eye of revelation” [2]  You can download it here. Practised daily these 5 simple exercises with fill you full of fire energy making you stronger and more flexible in your core. Please check with your GP before taking up any new exercize routine.

 

[1] http://eventtemples.com/sessions/evt3/downloads/Spiritual%20Activism%20EVT3.pdf

[2] http://www.t5t.com/product_info.php?products_id=122

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Disclaimer: In order to slow and reverse ageing these habits need to be practised daily. That means 7 days per week for at least 3 months. That is why they are habits. Unless you are truely prepared to commit to changing your life and adopting healthy habits don’t come crying to me that you are still ageing.

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7 Benefits of Eating Raw Food

7 Benefits of Eating Raw Food.

Along with air and water, food is essential to human survival. Like air and water there is a direct correlation with the quality of the food that you consume and your health and wellness. A diet high in raw fruit, vegetables and nuts has so many more benefits that the “Standard American/Australian Diet” (SAD) which has resulted in high rates of obesity and lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, tooth and bone decay and cancer.

One of the secrets to a lifestyle of health and sustainability is replacing processed and cooked food with natural foods that are raw. Choose produce direct from an organic farmer of even better homegrown using permaculture. Then you can walk outside and pick your broccoli leaves for your daily green juice make fresh salads with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and shallots.

I hear some of you saying,”I don’t like vegetables and eating salad every day would be boring.” It doesn’t have to be this way and my friend Gail has a great selection of raw cakes and desserts on her blog Gail’s raw temptations [1].

There are many benefits to increasing the proportion of your meals which raw. Ideally you should start by setting a goal of 50% raw foods, however the benefits of a raw diet really kick in when you reach 70% percent raw food.

  1. Improved health. Increasing the amount of raw food in your diet   
  2. The nutrients are readily available. Nutrients in raw food are readily  available for use in the body.
  3. The nutrients aren’t destroyed by cooking. Phytonutrients in plants are destroyed by cooking the food above 130 degree
  4. Consume a wider range of nutrients. People who choose to eat raw food consume a wider range of nutrients than people in a diet high in processed food.
  5. Less immune response. Eating cooked and processed food causes an immune response in the body. So by increasing the amount of raw food in your diet you can have less of an immune response.
  6. Weight loss. Moving away from a diet high in processed carbohydrates and low in nutrients towards a diet high in complex carbohydrates and fibre  
  7. Cheaper:  A raw food diet is cheaper because there are less add on costs such as manufacturing and less packaging. There is also less environmental cost in the production of edible foods.

Bonus Benefit: You can grow raw food at home in your own garden.

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Check out this video about the benefits of raw food

Find out more about raw food here at

Raw Food Life  http://www.rawfoodlife.com/#axzz3jgGSRMxC

[1] http://gailsrawtemptations.blogspot.com.au/
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