Relishing The Play of Life w/ Integrity, An Open Heart & Curious Creativity | Pete Evans #056

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Pete Evans is an internationally renowned and household chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter.

Pete has recently been attacked, threatened, trolled and been an outlet for others to release their stress as he authentically shares content about natural health and civil freedoms that confronts mainstream narratives. 
Pete has been heavily censored and kicked off Facebook (he had 1.5 million followers) and instagram (300K followers), and is taking advantage of the destruction of various systems to increase creativity. 
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It is very clear from conversing  with him and hearing him speak that he has a very curious and open mind, and a big heart. 
Pete’s passion for food and living a healthy lifestyle inspires individuals and families around the world.

In this Episode we Discuss:

Pete's daily routine (dinacharya).

Getting in touch with nature as frequently as possible and learning from its vibrancy and constant change.

Pete's story (in regards to his passions)

Going from celebrity chef to activist, film maker, author and authentic spokesman for civil freedom and natural health. 

Working with Dr. Joseph Mercolla for various publications and a first glimpse into cancel culture. 

The ups and downs in life, and how to deal with them by welcoming change and staying mindful.

Pete Evans meditating on a beach

Mainstream Media and Systems of social norm enforcement

The media and government “pushing” the C-19 vaccine agenda

The inevitable crumbling of the systems that survive out of enforcing control and destroying the sense of collective wellbeing.

The emergence of new social platforms and systems of transformation in face of this unavoidable change. 

Cancel Culture, Tribalism, Threats and Trolls

Food and Nutrition:

Getting in touch with your inner being to make individual dietary choices vs. being run by the establishment's norms and tribalism

Organic in-house cattle farming and conscious meat eating

Experiencing first-hand the culinary practices of the native Bardi tribes in Western Australia and other native communities. 

Pete’s most recent culinary ventures into South-American-style smoking of foods.

Pete Evans Cooking

Resources

Pete Evan's personal website

Evolve network - invented to create the world's largest databases of mind, body, spirit content. (Subscription as of right now is 100 AUS per year, or 10 AUS a month)

Telegram app - social media alternative.

CoinSpot - The crypto wallet we recommend 

Amber app - crypto app

Pete's retreat centre, near Murwillumbah, Northern NSW

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3 Actual Attributes About Apples to Apprehend

1. Apples are a dirty fruit

Apples are one of the most pesticide-contaminated foods in the world.

Apples are ranked in the top 5 of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 2021 "Dirty Dozen" list along with strawberries, spinach, kale, silver-beet/collard greens and nectarines as produce with the highest amount of toxic chemicals.

2. Pervasive synthetic waxes

Apples, even if organic! are coated with multiple edible synthetic waxes to make them look shiny and to seal the moisture to extend shelf life.

Waxed apples may look glossy, shiny and firm, but they could be soggy & tasteless under their skin.
Although these waxes are classified “edible” by government authorities who hardly care about your health or science, they are very hard to digest and chances are they will turn into a toxic sticky substance (“ama”) that leads to disease.
Ironically, apples have their own natural wax which actually supports digestion, but this is scrubbed & washed off during the cleaning process of some farms.
Synthetic waxes on apples are hard to wash off, and essentially you got to peel them off to remove them. This is a shame as you miss out on beneficial antioxidants and fibre that was intended to keep the doctor away everyday.

3. Ayurvedic Properties of Apples

Apples in Ayurveda are known as Seva सेव

  • Rasa (taste): madura (sweet)
  • Virya (potency): sheeta (cooling)
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect): madura (sweet)
  • Doshas: VP - K+
  • Gunas (qualities): guru (heavy)
  • Therapeutic affects: 
    • Apples help improve your taste capacity, hence digestion.
    • Apples provide aphrodisiac effects & increase semen.*

What apples to eat?

Of course organic, but unfortunately you will still get added waxes because national organic certification programs (like USDA) allows waxing of organic fruit if it is a non-synthetic, food grade substance (e.g beeswax, shellac), but these still cause ama.

Go explore and forage wild or feral apples.

The Snowy Mountains of NSW are absolutely flourishing at this time of year! We made apple pies, cakes, crumbles, charoset (a traditional Jewish recipe for passover, consisting of apples, wine and nuts) & apple scrap vinegar with cores & peels.
Wild apples are more common than you think.  If you harvest at the right time of the season before the birds do, you’ll have an abundance of days to keep the doctor away.

*Bhāvaprakāśa Pūrvakhanda

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Cancer: From Diagnosis to Empowerment & Integrative Oncology | Dr. Paul Anderson Podcast #055

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Cancer is now flowing into every single person's family.
1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will get cancer in their life.

But is the "C-word" sometimes convicted with unnecessary fear and over-exaggeration?

We also need to become more empowered in navigating the overload (and lack) of information that is available on the cancer journey.

We need to create an open discussion of all the possibilities that we can use to treat and prevent cancer.

About Our Guest: Dr. Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson, is an integrative oncologist and highly respected naturopathic physician practicing in Seattle and Arizona. He is a graduate of NCNM, and a full-time core faculty member at Bastyr University, teaching in the clinical science division.

Dr. Anderson is a recognised educator and clinician in integrative and naturopathic medicine with a focus on complex infectious, chronic and oncologic illness.

In addition to three decades clinical experience he also was head of the interventional arm of a US-NIH funded human research trial using IV Vitamin C and other therapies in cancer patients. He founded Advanced Medical Therapies in Seattle, Washington, a clinic focusing on the care of patients with cancer and chronic diseases.

He is co-author of the Hay House book “Outside the Box Cancer Therapies” with Dr. Mark Stengler as well as a co-author with Jack Canfield in the anthology “Success Breakthroughs” and the author of his latest book, Cancer: The Journey from Diagnosis to Empowerment.

He is a frequent CME speaker and writer and has extended his educational outreach through his website. Former positions include professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University and Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center.


In this Episode we Discuss:

Navigating Cancer Tests, Screening & Diagnostic Methods

Excess screening vs inadequate (and potentially damaging) screening

Considering your family medical history and demographic vs. not being bound/influenced by your genetics.

But "test anxiety" and fear may promote the development of the cancer you are caring for.

Mammograms

  • If you do regular mammograms, you have an increased risk of cancer. Due to the high amount of radiation.
  • Mammograms say that they miss 20% or more pathology, especially if they have dense breasts.
  • Technology - a low tech image. A really dull instrument. Poor sensitivity.

Safer & Potentially More Effective Diagnostic Methods Screening Woman for Cancer

  • MRI - this does not have ionising radiation.
  • Pap Smear - good.

Prostate Screening for Men

The PSA (prostate specific antigen) marker in your blood is a protein is inadequate to measure prostate cancer.

Genetics and Epigenetics:

People are seriously confused about the true cause of cancer.

They believe it is a genetic disease, but the genetic damage is a downstream side effect from the mitochondria disfunction which is a result of poor diet, nnEMF exposure etc. - those are the causes.

Nature Medicine peer reviewed Journal - came out with an article in 2016 that 90% of cancers are lifestyle and environment - how many doctors ask their patients about their lifestyle and environment ?

  • Paediatric cancers - babies born with cancer.
  • NRCA gene mutation family. - 40% of women who have BRCA mutations never get cancer.

Negative influences for the epigenome.

Test Anxiety

Especially in people who already have cancer.

The Lagging Progress of Cancer

Over one trillion dollars has been invested into cancer and they are getting very little progress.

This is because the main stream research may be down the wrong pathway.

Other Bio-Marker Chemical Tests That Can Help Indicate Cancer

  • High sensitivity CRP (C-reactive protein) - non specific marker for inflammation. Tells something is brewing. On regular blood test. Doesn’t mean cancer. Range: ideally less than one.
  • Haemoglobin A1C - 3 months average of blood sugar. - This can indicate if the environment promotes cancer.
  • PHI - enzyme for hypoxia (low oxygen). Cancer thrives in that environment.

Dealing With Standard Oncologists & Integrative Oncology

  • Dealing with standard oncologists who don’t know about alternative therapies. Potential conflict.
  • What if I want to integrate alternative therapies in addition to standard treatment?
  • How to approach doctors who are closed minded?
  • Poisonous influences.
  • Utilise integrative oncologists.

Chemotherapy and Radiation.

  • Many of the drugs used today for chemotherapy were the same cytotoxic killing therapies used 50-70 years ago. These may be outdated.
  • Maintenance chemotherapy - when is it done?
  • Preventative chemotherapy
  • The rebound effect of chemo and radiation.
  • It is wise to good my immune system during chemotherapy?

    Most modern biological drugs are compatible with immune boosting botanicals.

Circulating tumour cells and stem cells:

  • The vast majority of the reasons why people are dying from cancer, on the pathological level, are due to these circulating stem cells.
  • Surgery, chemo, radio will not remove these cells. They actually irritate them.
  • These cells are the biggest cause of reoccurrence.
  • These are also the eventual cause of death.
  • It doesn't seem that modern chemotherapy or radiation is going to be able to specifically target these stem cells anytime.

Why Everybody Has Cancer Stem Cells

If everyone have cancer cells...

What determines whether one has their cancer stem cells switched on or off?

Secondary Prevention (Preventing cancer from coming back)

For current or past cancer patients. Considering the whole body and mind.

When and Where Does Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Have Their Place?

Surgery's impact on circulating cancer stem cells

Any invasive therapy - you till have to clean the system up around it and promote healing.

What you can do to enhance the effect of the surgery and heal from it.

Fasting in association with surgery.

Biopsies can spread tumours.

Focusing on the health and the parts of the body that do not have cancer.

TREATMENT APPROACH TO CANCER

Fasting

Fasting as the number one intervention of choice for cancer.

IV treatments for cancer:

Why doesn’t my hospital offer this?

Vitamin C and it’s relationship with cancer:

  • Orchestration of the immune system.
  • External influences that settle somewhere in the body, and the immune system goes to do it’s job to clean up the cells, and inevitably creates the problem.
  • Viruses invading certain areas.
  • Environmental sources.
  • Toxicity.
  • Diet - diet is a significant way in for toxic material.
  • Glycemic load.
  • Medical interventions - Such as modern biological drugs used to treat cancer. Modern medical interventions and drugs confuse the immune system and don’t allow it to regenerate.

Vitamin C

  • Unlike animals, humans cannot make their own vitamin C, so you have to take it from outside sources.
  • Low dose vs. High dose.
  • Low dose vitamin C - eat from foods and take in supplements.
  • Food over supplements for vitamin c intake?
  • Foods high in vitamin C.
  • Anand Sid Yog herbal formula contain Amalaki (indian gooseberry) as its main ingredient which is  high in vitamin C.
  • Anti-oxidant action and pro-immune system - especially in the “normal” (healthy) cells and trigger beneficial immune signalling.
  • Increases hydrogen peroxide which causes potent oxidative stress to these cancer cells, which is especially effective when fasting.
  • Intravenous Vitamin C
  • High dose Vit C - average higher dose start around 25,000mg, average for cancer is 50,000 - 100,000mg. Creates immune response around areas of inflammation.
  • GCPD deficiency and fragile blood cells (sickle cell disease) cannot tolerate these high doses.
  • Liposomal Vit C - It is in a fat envelope (liposome) there is a fat transport that doesn’t use the same pathways. They bypass check points in the digestive tract. Most of the liposomal activity is in the digestive tract, but these sneak through the cells are put into the lymphatic system - they go around the liver and miss the liver and get dumped into the blood. If your liver needs vitamin C it will get it eventually.
  • 1-3K mg a day of any form of Vit C.
  • Low dose - prevention. Supplements, hundreds to a few thousands mg. Plenty if you are healthy.
  • When sick, take 20,000 mg orally.
  • Using vitamin C therapy in association with other cancer therapies.
  • Contra-indications for high dose Vitamin C? - Those withG6PD enzyme deficiency, fragile blood cells (sickle cell disease) and similar genetic diseases have to be careful for high does.
  • How to give IV Vit C safely according to the individual person - considering how much to dilute it, how fast to give it, adding other minerals.

Turmeric

Turmeric should be used daily in cooking.

Thermo Therapies

  • Been used for a long time. Some of the most basic and oldest approaches to medicine.
  • Helps regular oncology therapies work better.

Cryotherapy (freezing)

Good tool for freezing and reducing tumours and leaving it to the immune system to clean up.

Hyperthermia (heat therapy)

Whole body or just heating up a certain organ where the cancer is.

The word CANCER

  • How do you interact with that word?
  • Is it being over exaggerated?
  • Is cancer actually a death sentence?
  • How much power do you give to the cancer?

Terminal Cancer Cases

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Pass the Saltbush – Salt Grown on Land & In Gardens (Australian Bush Tucker)

Instead of importing salt from overseas or even from other states (salt from the Murray River or great lakes of Western Australia), Ayurveda advises to get your salt (and any other food item) from your local habitat (“desa”).

Last week, while spending time with a local indigenous family, one of the knowledgable fellas convinced me to stop buying salt, and rather, replace it with very salty wild leaves harvested from land.

This highly resonated with me and aligns with the principles Ayurvedic nutrition.

Even though Ayurveda says “the best salt is rock salt,” (usually Himalayan rock salt), the priority is to get salt from your local area (“desa”), since nature’s local harvest is providing the antidote to the biological influences you incur from your local habitat and climate.

Right on the low coastal rocky cliffs near where we were camping, scrambling among other shrubs, I found a native plant called “Sea Berry Saltbush” (Chenopodium candolleanum).

There are many other varieties of saltbush, and I was shown others and tasted them, (such as Ruby Saltbush / Enchylaena tomentosa, pictured right).

But it was the semi-succulent glossy leaves of Sea Berry Salt Bush that won my taste buds. Very salty leaves (hence a potential replacement for salt) but also herby in flavour. The slimy texture (picheela guna) is one component that I love. Plus, it has bunches of edible bright red berries.

Note, in Ayurveda it is recommended to use a variety of salts in your diet (rock, sea, lake, mineral, black, earth, alchemised etc.), even if you import some, that is beneficial (spice-trade routes), but I recommend your primary salt of choice should be as local as possible.

If you want to learn how to forage for food, attend a local workshop. In Sydney I recommend Diego Bonetto.

If you want to buy Salt Bush, you can get dried (not as juicy as fresh) from my favourite spice company (by far) Herbies.

Image credit for Ruby Salt Bush: Paten Park Native Nursery


Rock Salt: The Best Among Salts (Saindhava Lavana)

Amongst the fives types of salt (rock, sea, black, earth, alchemised), rock salt (Saindhava) is "the best" according to Ayurveda.

Rock Salt:

  1. Promotes agni (digestion)
  2. is aphrodisiac
  3. conducive for eye sight
  4. good for the heart
  5. alleviates all three doshas (bio-energies).(1)

Rock Salt is Uniquely NOT Heating

All varieties of salt are heating (usna virya), but rock salt is unique as it's not heating and doesn't cause burning sensation. Additionally, this type of salt carries a slightly sweet taste.

This is why rock salt does not aggravate pitta or the eyes.

More Benefits of Salt:

Like all salts, rock salt:

  • produces more moisture inside the body,
  • improves taste,
  • helps digestion,
  • can enter through minute pores (suksma), penetrates deep
  • promotes elimination of wastes.
  • Salt is helpful for vata.(1)

The Unsustainable Truth About Rock Salt

HOWEVER, if you live outside of Asia, I recommend you only use rock salt in small amounts.

Sure this trendy condiment looks good in pink on your kitchen table, but...

Eating Himalayan Rock Salt far from the Himalayas just doesn't make environmental sense, especially when there's locally produced mineral salts you can consume in its place.

Himalayan rock salt is a finite resource that is mined. This means once salt reserves are depleted, they will be gone. For good. Himalayan Rock Salt also has huge! food miles.

Eat Local Salts

In Australia, we have a wonderful range of mineral salts like the Murray River (you can get your flakes in pink to) and lake salt from Western Australia.

From Europe and USA you have lovely local sea salt available (although sea salt should be had in little quantities).

Diversify Your Salt Intake

Overall, consuming all gives types of salt (pancha lavana) is the best to ensure optimum mineral levels and maintain good health.

It is also wise to implement other salt vegetables like seaweed/kelp and saltbush.

What is your favourite type of salt? Comment below👇


References:

  1. Astanga Samgraha of Vaghbata, Sutra Sthana

Tonic Herbalism: Potent, Pure & Sustainable Herbs for Daily Invigoration | Mason Taylor #054

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Just as we need our daily bread, we need our daily herbs.

Herbs provide a subtle nutrition to the brain and the subtle tissues of our body. They invigorate us with prana (life-force) and create a state in our physiology that attracts the healing powers and support from nature.

Take advantage of the herbs around you and what is available to you with honour, reverence and gratitude.

When you deservingly nourish yourself with these precious medicinal materials, your life will flourish on all levels.

About Our Guest: Mason Taylor

Mason’s energy and intent for a long and happy life is infectious. A health educator at heart, he continues to pioneer the way for potent health and a robust personal practice. An avid sharer, connector, inspirer and philosophiser, Mason wakes up with a smile on his face, knowing that tonic herbs are changing lives. Mason is also the SuperFeast founder, daddy to Aiya and partner to Tahnee (General Manager at SuperFeast).

Mason Taylor holding a Reishi mushroom

In this Episode we Discuss:

Mason's morning routine (dinacharya).

Seasonal Routine (RtuCarya) to promote health

Summer energy: achievement and goal oriented vs. the reality of what your body wants to do (rest, serenity and leisure).

New Years resolution energy may not coincide with southern hemisphere summer time.

How to deal with end-of-year festivities according to Daoism.

Flowing effortlessly between seasons and utilising the available energies to our benefit.

Mason Taylor harvesting Schisandra Berries

Chinese Medicine, Taoism and Ayurveda

Similarities, differences and integrating various modalities of traditional medicine.

The three dantians - inner body awareness and optimal decision making.

The preservation and cultivation of the three treasures (Jing, Qi, Shen) and getting the Yin Yang flowing and transforming.

Kidneys: energy, liquid essence and ojas.

Diagram showing the location and functionalities of the three danteans

Tonic Herbs and Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine vs. Classical Chinese Medicine.  

The difference between toxic elemental heavy metals and medicinal heavy metals (bhasmas). 

Three levels of herbs: High, medium and inferior.

Pearl powder: properties and healing powers. Click HERE for more information on medicinal Pearls.

Cordyceps fungus: properties and health benefits.

SuperFeast Mushroom Products

Farming, natural sourcing & preservation of herbs

Sustainable farming/sourcing, scarcity and adulteration of herbs (Di Dao herbs vs. big-scale industry herb products).

The purification and extraction of herbs that brings about their most powerful and sacred healing properties.

Mushroom farming: the ideal medium and context to grow them.

Preservation and ‘shelf-life’ of herbs.

Mason Taylor harvesting Chaga Mushrooms in a forrest
Mason Taylor Holding a mushroom in the middle of the forrest
Selfie of Mason Taylor and Dylan Smith

Resources

Shop Vitalveda products HERE

SuperFeast web site: HERE

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Pushya Naksatra Dates & Times for Sydney 2021

Pusya / Pushya / Pushyami Naksatra is one of the most auspicious constellations according to Vedic Astrology (jyotish).

It is an auspicious time of the month to give certain Ayurvedic herbal immunisations for babies, such as Pusya Drops and Swarna Prasa.

Suggested Use of Pusya Drops:

For babies up to 1 year old - 2 drops 2x/day before meals.
For children over 1 years old - 10 drops 2x/day before meals.

The time below are to be given are for Sydney, Australia. We recommend searching the time for your city using the Drik Panchang app (the phone app is easier than the website).

We recommended leaving a good gap before/after the time given to be well in the muhurta (time period).

March 23,  after 4:16am.

April 20/April 21 - after 11:23am on April 20 and before 12:29pm on April 21.

May 18 - before 7:25pm

June 14 - any time

July 11 - any time

August 8 - before 01:49pm

September 4 - before 10:15pm

October 1 - after 06:03am

October 28 - after 03:11pm

November 24 - after 09:59pm

December 22 - anytime

Jan 19. 2022 - before 12:13pm

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Assimilating Rich Yogic Traditions Relevant For Today | Eddie Stern #053

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“Yoga does not ask you to be more than you are, But yoga does ask you to be all that you are” ~ Eddie Stern

Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices originally developed in ancient India that nowadays has undergone a complete resurgence, particularly in the west. 

Many yogic practitioners define the benefits of the daily practice of Yoga as boundless, and still many, although interested, find it hard to include practices such as this in their daily lives.

Some do not find the correct introductory stimulus and for others it is their surrounding environment that doesn't propeciate the learning. 

In this day and age, there are several Yogic teachers trying to approach the average consumer with these traditional life-enhancing techniques and other watered-down versions of them. Today’s guest is one of the most popular and well-established people to do so in the United States...

About Our Guest: Eddie Stern

Eddie Stern is a Yoga teacher, author, and lecturer from New York City.

He has been practicing Yoga since 1987, and ran his school in SoHo from 1993-2019.

In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s the school became a focal point for Ashtanga Yoga in New York with an eclectic mix of downtown artists and spiritual seekers practicing and meditating next to well-known personalities such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mike D, and Lou Reed, in what was also Manhattan’s first consecrated Ganesh Temple.

Eddie Stern

Eddie has a passion for seeking out diversity in all aspects of his work and uses a multidisciplinary approach of combining technology, scientific research, and collaboration to help further understanding, education, and access to yoga.

He continues to study philosophy, Sanskrit, ritual, science, and religion, as well as maintain a passion for the daily practice Yoga.

Eddie learned Ashtanga yoga under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois, of Mysore, India.


In this Episode we Discuss:

Eddie's and Dylan's morning routine (dinacharya).

Eddie is reading 60 verses per day, every day, for 1 year of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavatam Purana)

Swadaya

The study of the chapters of self, self reflection.

adi / ayana: To move firmly towards.

Swa: Self.

Swa - adyaya: Chapter

Yoga allowing us to get in touch with the higher/deeper narrative of our beingGoing beyond the 'little stories' we tell ourselves about what our life has been like or what has happened to us, until the only story left is our true being, pure existence.

How to mentally approach the Puranas and hindi epics to take advantage of their teachings.  

Silhouette of woman doing Yoga during sunrise

Eddie’s journey into India and the Yogic traditions

The journey of the previous generation’s most notorious spiritual seekers (e.g. Ram Dass and Radanath Swami) and what the context was like when they travelled to India.

The alleged difference between first experiencing Yoga, India and the Vedic Traditions in the late 20th century vs. what a new seeker/student experiences today.  

Three monks sitting in the entrance of a buddhist temple

Integrating religious beliefs such as Judaism with Vedic and Hindu practices. 

Some of Eddie's current projects: 

“The Breathing App” for free in app stores: provides guided paced breathing to deal with stress

Yoga 365: one minute Yoga practice every day for a year, for beginners who don't have time to put into practice a 20 minute or one hour classes any day of the week. For every one purchase, a Yoga 365 is gifted to a healthcare worker working with covid patients.   

The Urban Yogis, alongside Deepak Chopra and Erica Ford: teaching young adults coming from high-gun-violence-areas to be Yoga and Meditation teachers and also help them find steady jobs.

Breathing and rehabilitation practices for people suffering and recovering from Covid-19. In early stages of the project.  

Every-day global Yoga classes online for free or by donation.

Scroll down to "Resources" to find out more about these projects and many others. 

Eddie Stern giving a Yoga class

Ego Traps & Eddie's favorite Slohka

Going against the fallacy that because of doing a spiritual practice periodically you are better off than those who don’t.

Favorite Slohka: Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2, Verse 48

Resources

Eddie’s daily online yoga classes. - eddiestern.com

Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Eddie is a newly appointed advisory board member to the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance.

Author of One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life, a bestselling book that examines from both a Western scientific perspective and an Eastern philosophical perspective the underlying mechanisms that make yoga an amazingly effective practice for health, wellbeing, and spiritual development.

The Breathing App, a free app which guides the user in a paced breathing exercise that balances the nervous system, helping to improve sleep, and reduce stress and anxiety. Created with his wife, Jocelyne Stern, and app programmer and collaborator Sergey Varichev.

International Yoga and Science Conferences, an ongoing forum for presenting rigorous scientific evidence on yoga and meditation which is accessible, inspiring, and actionable; created with Dr. Marshall Hagins.

Namarupa, Categories of Indian Thought, a Hindu philosophy and art journal, and a boutique book publishing house, with partner Robert Moses.

Engineering Health, a free, online yoga and physiology program with the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, created with Alexandra Seidenstein and Dr. Erich Anderer.

Urban Yogis, a yoga and meditation program for community transformation led by Juquille Johnston, Jaytaun MacMillan, Raheem Lewis, and Pastor NaRon Tillman, in South Jamaica, Queens.

LIFE Camp is a gun violence reduction program in South Jamaica, Queens, started and run by Erica Ford. The program uses a multi-modality intervention model to interrupt violence before it can occur. It is a city-funded program and the instigator of the NYC Crisis Management System which has reduced shootings by 40% in NYC. Eddie is the current co-Chairperson of LIFE Camp.

Set/Reset (previously Breathe, Move, Rest) Eddie was the co-founder of this health and wellness educational non-profit that has trained school teachers in 120 schools in the US in health and wellness practices based on yoga and meditation (reaching approximately 70,000 school kids, K-12.) He was a founding board member of Bent On Learning, nonprofit organization committed to teaching yoga to New York City public school children. As well, he led curriculum writing teams for Pure Edge, and other yoga/health and wellness in schools non-profits.

Inner Peace Network, a new platform devoted to supporting the teachers and teachings of the great wisdom traditions, and the cultures that they have emerged from.

Bhāgavatam Purana (the story of Lord Krishna) by Krishna Dvaipāyana a.k.a. Vyasa 

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Final Image taken from Helsingin's Astanga Joogakoulu - Astanga Special Workshop 2022

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Dehydration: A Main Cause of Excess Weight

Are those extra kilos just-not-shedding? Perhaps it is because you are chronically dehydrated.

Although majority of the population is dehydrated but not overweight, if you are overweight, drinking “tap liquid” or using water filters as an excuse to drink dead water ain’t going to help your metabolism burn fat.
You can even increase your metabolic rate 30% by drinking half a litre of water. (1)
The link between overweight and dehydration is partially because we tend to associate hunger and thirst as the same sensation.
In other words, increased hydration = reduced feeding.

But there’s a second part to it…

The first step to reach lipolysis (burning fat) is hydrolysis, which is when water molecules interact with triglycerides (fats) and an enzyme called lipase.

Lipase and water mediate the whole process of breaking down fat.

Plus, drinking more water = less water retention (laksmi/abundance consciousness = no hoarding).

Further more, when this hydrolysis reacts well, you produce fatty acids and glycerol.

The fatty acids can then be broken down directly to get energy, or can be used to make glucose (gluconeogenesis),

BIG TAKEAWAY:

Basically, water is key in the chemical equation of weight loss, and lack of water and dehydration (drinking more  “water” alone doesn’t solve it!) is a primary cause of weight gain.
AND Hydration gives you energy - The osmotic flow of water through cell membranes generates “hydroelectric“ energy, voltage that is converted and stored in the mitochondria in form of ATP and GTP.

So, How to get intra-cellularly hydrated and Loose Weight?

For more, check my posts and podcasts and stay tuned for my upcoming course on Ayurvedic Nutrition where hydration and nutritional water is foundational.


References:

  1. Isabel Friend, Water is Life
  2. Increased Hydration Can Be Associated with Weight Loss

Ultimate Freedom ~ Poem Inspired by Śankara

Civil liberties and freedom are a hot topic now due to the oppressive actions by authorities and the technocracy that are increasingly exposing itself.

Since these “dark and destructive forces” are anxiously stirring up the hearts of many individuals, I thought I would share a poem on Ultimate Freedom…

Ultimate Freedom ~ Poem adapted by Dylan Smith from Adi Shankaracharya

Though he possesses a finite body, he remains unified with the Infinite.
His heart knows no anxiety.
That is how you may know the man who is free.

Good and evil appear to exist in the world.
Persons and objects seem to be distant and distinct from each-other.
Nevertheless, he regards everything from the standpoint of equality, for he sees Brahman [Absolute Totality] in all.
That is how you may know the man who is free.

Good or evil fortune may come.
He regards them both with indifference, and remains unaffected by either.
That is how you may know the man who is free.

Because his mind is continually engaged in tasting bliss of Brahman, internal and external experiences are undifferentiated.
That is how you may know the man who is free.

Life flows by: he watches it like an un-attached spectator.
That is how you may know the man who is free.

Through his transcendental vision he has realised that there is no difference between man and Brahman - for he sees Brahman in every man.
That is how you may know the man who is free.

Holy men may honour him, evil men may insult him - his feelings are the same.
That is how you may know the man who is free.

River flows into the ocean, but the ocean is not disturbed.
He lives in the consciousness of the one Reality.
He is free indeed.


I have adapted this poem based on illuminating teachings by Adi Shankaracharya (शङ्कराचार्य), from his Viveka-Chūdamani (विवेक चूडामणि / Crest Jewel of Discrimination).