Life is a blossoming...



I love Deepak Chopra's quote, "Life is a blossoming, not a race". What an empowering attitude shift to carry forward in our life. The image of a flower unfolding is so soft, natural, and beautiful... versus racing towards a deadline that creates a feeling of pressure and an "end".

This is an excerpt from Deepak Chopra's article "Do you struggle with time?".


"How much better not to feel any time pressure, to blossom fully despite the fact that death exists. The attitude that life is a blossoming, not a race, can be achieved. But to do that, you can’t believe that time is running out. Sending that message to your body’s cells is the same, ultimately, as programming them to age and die."

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/do-you-struggle-with-time.html#ixzz12LNZeQMP

Buying GMO Free Foods

Here are some excellent resources for buying and consuming GMO-Free foods.
Get the GMO FREE SHOPPING GUIDE: http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/

Remember the four simple tips to avoid GMOs:

From:
http://www.responsibletechnology.org/buy-non-gm

Tip #1: Buy Organic
Organic producers cannot intentionally use GMOs.

Tip #2: Look for "Non-GMO" Verified Seals
Non-GMO Project






Tip #3: Avoid At-Risk Ingredients

If it's not labeled organic, or doesn't have a Non-GMO Project Verified Seal, then avoid processed food products ingredients made with these GM crops: Corn, Soybeans, Canola, Cottonseed and Beet sugar.


Corn

  • Corn flour, meal, oil, starch, gluten, and syrups
  • Sweeteners such as fructose, dextrose, and glucose
  • Modified food starch*

Soy

  • Soy flour, lecithin, protein, isolate, and isoflavone
  • Vegetable oil* and vegetable protein*

Canola Canola oil (also called rapeseed oil)

Cotton Cottonseed oil

Sugar Avoid anything not listed as 100% cane sugar since GM beet sugar recently entered the food supply. To avoid it, look for organic and non-GMO sweeteners, candy and chocolate made with 100% cane sugar, evaporated cane juice or organic sugar.

Aspartame The artificial sweetener also known as NutraSweet and Equal, which is derived from GM microorganisms.

Become familiar with our list of invisible GM ingredients.

Also, more than 50% of Hawaiian papaya is GM, and a small amount of zucchini and yellow squash.

Invisible GMO Ingredients

Aspartame, also

called NutraSweet®,

Canderel®, Equal

Spoonful®,

E951, BeneVia®,

AminoSweet®

baking powder

canola oil

caramel color

cellulose

citric acid

cobalamin (Vit. B12)

colorose

condensed milk

confectioners

sugar

corn flour

corn masa

corn meal

corn oil

corn sugar

corn syrup

cornstarch

cottonseed oil

cyclodextrin

cystein

dextrin

dextrose

diacetyl

diglyceride

erythritol

Equal

food starch

fructose (any

form)

glucose

glutamate

glutamic acid

gluten

glycerides

glycerin

glycerol

glycerol

monooleate

glycine

hemicellulose

high fructose corn

syrup (HFCS)

hydrogenated

starch

hydrolyzed

vegetable protein

inositol

inverse syrup

invert sugar

inversol

isoflavones

lactic acid

lecithin

leucine

lysine

malitol

malt

malt syrup

malt extract

maltodextrin

maltose

mannitol

methylcellulose

milk powder

milo starch

modified food

starch

modified starch

mono and

diglyceride

monosodium

glutamate (MSG)

Nutrasweet

oleic acid

Phenylalanine

phytic acid

protein isolate

shoyu

sorbitol

soy flour

soy isolates

soy lecithin

soy milk

soy oil

soy protein

soy protein

isolate

soy sauce

starch

stearic acid

sugar (unless

cane)

tamari

tempeh

teriyaki marinade

textured vegetable

protein

threonine

tocopherols (Vit E)

tofu

trehalose

triglyceride

vegetable fat

vegetable oil

Vitamin B12

Vitamin E

whey

whey powder

xanthan gum


Other resources:
To learn more about eating non-GMO in restaurants.
Find local sources of organic food and GM-free meats.
Avoid Aspartame in non-food items.
Find sources of non-GMO seeds.

Read more: http://www.responsibletechnology.org/buy-non-gmo



VEGGIES vs. ACNE



Thanks to Dr. Mitra Ray for sharing this article.

Striving for an unblemished complexion? Bypass the skin care aisle and head to the produce section! Eating more raw veggies might reduce breakouts by as much as 30%, according to new research.

A recent study from the University of Oslo compared dietary habits with incidence and severity of acne among 3,775 college students. Researchers found that women who ate more than five servings of raw vegetables daily enjoyed significantly fewer skin eruptions. "This has never been shown before," announced study authors. Less statistically significant, though interesting: both males and females who often ate potato chips suffered 5% more breakouts, while a frequent sweet tooth translated into 4% more "bad skin days."

Why might this be? Previous research suggests that many of the antioxidants in fruit and vegetables help reduce inflammation associated with skin problems. Fending off wrinkles rather than pimples? Produce bolsters skin health on this front too: British researchers found fewer signs of skin aging among women with the highest vitamin C intake. By contrast, sweets and meats contribute to toxins that undermine skin elasticity. More evidence that true beauty comes from within -- at least within your diet!

Bonus: Exercise for a glowing complexion. Contrary to myth, workouts do not contribute to breakouts -- and physical activity may even help reduce the risk of skin cancer.