Diet

The Amen-Ra regimen

A very intriguing and interesting protocol from Dr. Nūn Sava-Siva Amen-Ra

In this video Markus Rothkranz his interviewing him:

 

Quoting directing from Dr. Amen-Ra website

The Amen Protocol is the result of a decade of rigorous research and systematic self-experimentation. The Protocol has a pentavalent nature, consisting of 5 principal parts: (I) a fasting component, (II) a dietetic component, (III) an exercise component, (IV) an informational/educational component, and (V) a psycho-ascetic/meditative component. Essential elements of the Regimen include the following: 

  • A daily, diurnal fast, 23 hours in duration, wherein no calorie-containing foods or beverages are partaken [Incipient Amen Adherents may initially fast for 21 hours/day]
  • An aerobic exercise session executed in the morning; a resistance exercise session executed in the evening
  • A single nocturnal meal not exceeding an hour in duration [for Inveterate Amenites]
  • Intellectual assimilation of the extensive information and practical principles that undergird the Regimen
  • Intervals of Amenistic Meditation interspersed at opportune junctures throughout the day

Defining features of the Amen Diet are the following:

  • Calorically restricted, with a mean caloric content of 1250 [range 1000-1500 kilocalories]
  • Thoroughly vegetal, devoid of meat
  • Low in glycotoxins (i.e. advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) produced by the chemical combination of simple sugars and proteins both inside and outside the body)
  • Antioxidant rich, adequate in essential micronutrients (i.e. minerals and vitamins)
  • Inclusive of select supplemental or nutraceutical agents known to exert inhibitory effects on the aging process and/or age-related diseases

 

Diet an Lifestyle, Tip3: Milk and Diary products

Milk is also called “the white lie”. Milk is often full of pesticides, antibiotics and growth hormones (given to the cows).We have been told that we need milk for calcium in our bones. Actually the more milk you drink, the less calcium in your bones and the more calcium in your arteries. In countries where milk is the great part of the diet, osteoporosis is the highest and in countries where there is less milk they have low osteoporosis cases. So the question is why? Milk has calcium, but in order to absorb calcium the body needs magnesium and phosphorus and if the balance between these three minerals is not right it happens that, paradoxically, the bones have to release calcium themselves to keep that balance.Fresh milk is less harmful, but you should drink it directly from the cow’s tits. The pasteurization process make Casein on of the worst digestible protein in the world.The second problem in the milk is Lactose. As we grow up the enzyme called Lactase is less and less present in our body, so we become more Lactose intolerant. Casein produces mucus in the colon and in the sinuses. For the 80% of the children with otitis problems, you stop with milk and it is resolved. Another important thing to know about milk: it neutralizes acids. So when you drink milk, you stop the acids in the stomach, and the body cannot digest the proteins anymore in an efficient way. Undigested proteins  goes in the colon and start putrefying, producing sulfur gas that is very toxic to the body.So there is no reason to drink milk, but if you want to drink it or use it for cooking, you can choose from many alternative such as: soy milk, almonds milk, rice milk or oat milk. For babies that do not get breast milk, it is advisable do not start with soy because soy is an “heavy” protein much better is oat, almonds and rice and when they get 4 years old you can start with soy.Let’s talk about cheese:Cheese is hard to digest and the worst time is after dinner. The second worst thing is eating cheese with something else, for example with bread. The best combination if you can’t stay without is cheese with salad so if you want to eat cheese, eat it alone, as a snack or with salad. The moment you combine it with carbs you are stressing your digestive system. So expecially for people with a weak digestion, eliminate milk and diary products.Yogurt and ice cream:What we call yogurt today is not … yogurt. Often it is refined and with added sugars, colorants etc. If you can “cultivate” you own yogurt with lactic acid bacteria it is ok, and this is another story.A good alternative is try yogurt and ice cream made from tofu (soy cheese), soy milk or rice.I would thank again Dr. Roy Martina for these useful informations.

Diet an Lifestyle, Tip2: The biggest enemy, Refined Carbohydrates

Media_httpwwwfabioped_fghed

Example of refined carbs, image is courtesy of Julie70's photostream on Flickr

To quote Roy Martina, “refined” means: we take the best part of that food and give it to the pigs,  then we eat the rest :)Normally we eat white bread, white pasta, white rice, white sugar etc.When we eat refined carbohydrates, the food is quickly broken down and transformed in glucose, or sugar.Then we get high sugars in the blood and the pancreas have to react to it producing insulin.The more we eat refined carbs the more the pancreas get stressed and tired for this day by day extra work with the result the insuline the pancreas will be producing will not be  the quality or the quantity it should be.With a poor tired pancreas, we get what is called insulin resistance and our body will immediately turn the sugars into fats.IMPORTANT: this is not only for sugar, this is for all refined carbohydrates, so remember you are stressing your pancreas with refined carbohydrates.Carbohydrates need to come together with fibers, as mother nature bring it to us. Fibers are needed to slow down the absorption of carbs in the blood.So “stay raw” as much as you can, the best diet come with unprocessed food.Raw means whole, or not refined, for example whole bread, whole rice, whole pasta etc. but also means, when possible, not cooked as well, or at least less cooked. There always are exceptions to this, for example, regarding the whole food an exeption are people affected by coeliac disease and, concerning the cooking, there could be some bad hygienic situations in which cooking is better than raw. But, in all the other cases, the lesser cooked and refined, the better. Every time we cook the food we are denaturating it in some way.This is a very simple rule of thumb we can take, eating more salads and fruit when we have no other choices, for example at the restaurant. Statistics say: from people making diets, the ones who eat things from nature are the one in the best condition. If we would put the 50% of food we eat in the raw diet section it would already be a big step forward, just keep it in mind, in the background of your lifestyle.From the energy point of view, when we do not have enough fibers, the toxins go into the blood and we feel more fatigue, lack of energy etc. Fibers are either more important and not just for that, they drag the toxins out of the colon, and in this way toxins “gets out of us”. Fibers are good for the quality of the stools. Observing the stools, it should be rich in fibers, a bit like horses, LOL :), solid, but not “too elastic and lucid”. Looking at your stools tells you about the quality of your diet, please remember it every time you sit on that … “chair” :)We want to have a fiber rich diet, the more fibers the better.So refined carbohydrates are the worst enemy, and from this group, sugar is the very number one enemy, because sugar make always the body acid, and an acid environment invites the bacteria to come. Furthermore, it is bad for your joints, and for the circulation. Vegetables and fruits give instead an alkaline environment.We want to eliminate sugar as much as possible and remember, everything is quality and quantity, for example, the honey or the whole sugar are better than white sugar, but if you take it in great quantity it is bad as well.Unfortunately, nowadays, sugar is almost anywhere, so you need to be careful about what you are eating. To make an example sodas are a very big source of sugar, stay away from it. (drinks will be covered in another tip section, for now keep in mind that water is always the best choice)Hope you are finding it interesting, please do not hesitate to contribute with some feedback if you like, and if you wanna dig more, here is another pointer on this topic, from Scott Sonnon, worldwide known as the flow coachCan You Get Sober (from Sugar)? Take care 😉

Tips on Diet an Lifestyle – Introduction and Tip1

Media_httpfarm4static_fzpgl

Some days ago a friend, a person who is very close to me, pointed me to a very interesting speech on nutrition and diet. The speech was held by Doctor Roy Martina (helped by Roberto Re, who was the assistant and translator in that case) and the topic was how to achieve more energy and vitality during daily life and, more generally, how to live a more longer, healthier and happier life.I’m going to start an informative stream on this topic based on the speech above and other understandings and experiments made on myself about what I’ve been eating and behaving in terms of “lifestyle” in the last 10 years. I hope this will be useful for me as a reminder and study reference and as a point of starting for further creative discussions.The purpose of this is giving the reader an opportunity to “wake up” and start listening what our body is always trying to tell us.In essence, becoming more aware about our body as a base to understand better ourselves.Hope you’ll enjoy itLet’s start!Tip1 – Keep it fun Do not be too much “radical or fundamentalist” about this, life should be fun, thus, keep that fun on the way or you will lose your goals.Punishing you too much is the first cause of failure for what you are trying to achieve, if there’s no fun, your body/mind system will organize soon itself to get rid of it as some kind of “defense”.Given this, in the beginning being a bit “straight and focused” is necessary, but do not forget to reward you sometimes for your achievements, as a rule of thumb, keep your free day every week to reward yourself but be straight on the other six.Another good news is that if you start “hardly”, after a while all the rest will be “downhill and easy” but keep in mind to not go 100% radical, or you will blind yourself by another mean.The most important is continuity, so do not quit your awareness, your being present on this.Results will arrive, observe your past life and look: often results arrive when you keep going but forget about it.First work is to memorize this.Thanks for your time. See you around for next tips.Take care 😉