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June/July 2013

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Superfoods & Superherbs Açai AFA blue-green algae Aloe vera Bee pollen Cacao (raw chocolate) Camu camu Chia seeds Chlorella Goji berries Hemp seeds Maca Marine phytoplankton Noni Royal jelly Spirulina to the skin and a pleasant fragrance to the body. Let's face it, approaching your diet from a place of denial and discipline doesn't work. When you make changes by adding, not subtracting, you allow your body to shift automatically at its own pace, so that eventually processed foods lose their appeal. The foods we add should be nutrient-rich and densely mineralized. Organic foods, superfoods and superherbs grown in mineralized soil are ideal. Over time, the goal is that every food you put in your mouth is nutrient-dense. This will go a long way toward building healthy tissues throughout your body and will have longterm implications. Another key component is clean, structured water, ideally fresh, wild spring water. Water flushes toxins, transports nutrients, keeps cells hydrated and plump, and prevents dry skin. No source of tap water anywhere in the world (except Iceland) is safe to drink. If you don't have a filter your body becomes the filter. Raw food contains plenty of hydration in the form of juice, which makes your tissues plump and youthful. If you desire beauty, your tissues should have a juicy, hydrated quality. You can also get hydrating benefits from juiced fruits and vegetables, and young coconut water. Whether you get your nutrients from food or supplements, these are important Asparagus root Astragalus Ginseng Green tea Ho shou wu (Polygonum multiflorum) Horsetail to include for beautiful skin and hair: • Antioxidants to slow the oxidation of cells by free radicals (reactive oxygen). High concentrations of antioxidants are found in berries, citrus, cacao, leafy greens and many superfoods, as well as raw fats and oils. • Enzymes to promote absorption and assimilation of nutrients. Enzymes are naturally present in raw foods and low-temperature-dehydrated foods. Enzyme supplements are also recommended to improve metabolism, speed healing, and for youthening. Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid found in hemp, flax and chia seeds, walnuts, and oil of evening primrose, algae, fish and krill. They protect cell membranes and provide what the body needs for better skin hydration. They minimize red splotches and help smooth rough skin. Saturated fat (coconut oil and raw butter) is the dominant oil in your body and makes up more than 60 percent of the oils in your skin. Raw saturated fats are important antioxidants that also support the nervous system. Vitamins A & K protect against skin cancer and help the body produce sebum, oil that serves as a natural conditioner. Good sources of both are dark green vegetables such as kale, broccoli, chard, collards and beet greens. Vitamin C youthens, decreases wrinkles, and plays a role in synthesis of col- Medicinal mushrooms: reishi, chaga, cordyceps, maitake, shiitake, lion's mane, Agaricus blazei Nettles Pearl  Rhodiola Schizandra berries lagen, a protein responsible for elasticity. Vitamin C is found in most fruits and vegetables, especially papaya, kiwis, strawberries, tomatoes, red bell pepper, oranges, lemons and limes. Botanical, concentrated powdered vitamin C sources, such as camu camu, acerola, amla and rosehips are also recommended. Vitamin E protects cells against free radicals and is found in almonds, avocados, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, olives, olive oil and lettuce. Supplements are recommended in both tocopherol and tocotrienol forms. Zinc helps the immune system and digestion, improves stress levels, supports healthy hair, eczema, acne and wound healing. Good sources include poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, pecans, almonds, and nearly all foods that are naturally black. Although topical creams and oils can help your skin and hair look more radiant, true beauty comes from the glow of radiant health. Invest in delicious foods, superfoods and superherbs (see sidebar), because the foundation of beauty is within. David "Avocado" Wolfe has been a raw food advocate for 20 years and is founder of the peak performance and nutrition online magazine www.TheBestDayEver.com. Beauty Breakfast Nectar Blend until smooth… 2 c unsweetened almond milk 1 c ice  1 handful fresh or frozen blueberries 1 handful fresh or frozen raspberries 2 tbsp goji berries 1 tbsp hempseed oil or pumpkin seed oil (Styrian) 1 tbsp spirulina powder 1 tsp açai powder ½ tsp camu camu 3 tbsp tocotrienols (raw rice bran solubles) 1 tbsp xylitol  1 dropper schizandra berry tincture 1 dropper vanilla stevia Optional: 1 tbsp longan powder (or 1 handful fresh, seeded longan fruits) june / july 2013 FINAL REDESIGN WLT-5-27-11pm.indd 27 27 5/28/13 11:12 AM

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