The Best Gift To Give Yourself This Christmas

November 19, 2017

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The buying bonanza is up and running and there’s nothing better than a few recommendations .

And as always I like to keep it simple . As Leonardo da Vinci proclaimed, simplicity is the way .

When we think about the damage that buying presents can create in the environment , you would stop right there .

So I suggest you give trees this Christmas !

Go to your local nursery and chose a few that will live a long life , get some big ones and surprise your family and friends !

Plant one tree for yourself too, watch it grow !

If you live in an apartment , go to a park and do it !

Check your tree from time to time ! It is a very powerful experience .

Everyone I know who planted a tree told me that it is amazing !

After all, without trees there is no planet .

Got it ?

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Most Important Thing In Health

November 13, 2017

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I get asked a lot about what is the most important thing in health.

Yes there is diet, there is exercise but above all lets go straight to the point, there is mother nature.

There is no point in looking good if in the process of “getting healthy” you are destroying the planet.

Think about your life right now, and be honest here, what have you done to protect our planet lately.

If your actions are more about yourself, you are into the “ME” egocentric mode. And lets be real, that’s the cause of Global Warming. The simple attitude of not thinking about things outside ourselves is the core of all suffering.

So lets get real.

Create a list of things that you can do everyday to protect our planet, google it, move yourself and do something.

After all without Mother Nature , there is no ME and YOU.

GO !

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How To Feel Better In A Minute

November 2, 2017

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We all have those moments when you need an instant fix.

Some people use alcohol, drugs, (by the way alcohol is a drug) or anything to numb themselves.

I am pro natural, sustainable and real solutions.

So our bodies are equipped with the best systems out there. The problem is that people always turn to outside solutions and almost never inside themselves.

The fastest and the most powerful thing that you can do is to do deep breaths for a few minutes.

Try to use your nose only , but hey if your nose is blocked go for the mouth

At the one-minute mark you will feel amazing. If you can do it for 5 minutes you will notice a massive difference in how your body is working.

Try to do the breaths as slow as possible so the in and out phases are long and deep.

Try it right now !

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Healing Sounds

October 25, 2017

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I am a big believer that sounds can help us to calm down.

I run my classes outdoors, and the training area is full of amazing sounds, waterfall noise, birds, wind , and all that nature has to offer.

Most of my clients arrive stressed to their sessions and leave calm, centred and relaxed. And yes the sounds of mother nature create that feeling .

The Japanese even call that Forest Bathing. There are lots of studies talking about its many health benefits, but hey, let’s keep it simple: going into nature, a park, a beach is very powerful.

I know that some of us have limited access to nature, but you can use the recorded sounds of nature: look for it on iTunes, or any online store.

I recommend you to listen to it a few times a day if you are stressed. Try to sleep listening to the sound of rain, it is amazing.

So mother nature, bring it on and lets start the healing.

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Special Treat Time

October 14, 2017

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So once in a while you must treat yourself with a great dessert. I am not advocating for you to eat this whole recipe.

Think about a special celebration like a birthday, Christmas and so on. If you are going to do that, do it with recipes that are sugar free and follow the Rawfit Diet Method.

So here is a recipe that I created using some amazing ingredients.

A lot of people ask me where I purchase my superfoods and special ingredients. I am not a big fan of PR and paid advertising. I refuse them on a weekly basis. I believe that my reputation and trust is more valuable to you and me. I only recommend companies that I use and that are owned by friends.

So let me share my favourite online store: Safe Haven Wholefoods (http://www.safehavenwholefoods.com.au).

I trust them since they are my personal friends and I know that they only buy products that my family and their family would use.

So here is a recipe that I created for this week. I hope you like it, I took the concept of the Australian institution, Rocky Road, and twisted it around converting it into a superfood powerhouse !

Try it out ! It is amazing and it is sugar free.

Rawfit Rocky Road

INGREDIENTS
250 grams raw cacao butter
100 grams raw coconut oil
1 tablespoon of Stevia Extract powder
30 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
30 table spoons of carob powder
250 grams of cashew butter
500 grams of cashews
180 grams of hazelnuts
100 grams of goji berries
150 grams of desiccated coconut chips

METHOD
Melt the cacao butter and coconut oil in a double boiler system
Then add the remaining ingredients to it
Pour into containers
Carefully place in the freezer and allow to set for 10-15 minutes.
Tips: Never use wooden spoons since they hold moisture and water and moisture is not good in the mixture. Add the mixture to bonbon moulds, Easter egg moulds or even ice cube trays.

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Water With Extra Benefits

October 12, 2017

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Hey, like anything life you must see things from different angles.

I am told on a daily basis that water is boring, that water is tasteless and so on.

Not a problem.

You can supercharge your water everyday and add some extra benefits to it.

Try to add the following to your water; you can add single ingredients or a mixture of them, just don’t overdo it, otherwise it will be a horrible smoothie. The idea is to add a minimum amount just to add some flavour :

-Lemon juice
-Lemon peel
-Cayenne pepper
-Cinnamon
-Berries
-Turmeric
-Ginger
-Cucumber slices
-Black pepper
-Mint leaves
-Rosemary
-Chamomile tea
-Matcha
-Basil leaves
-Parsley leaves
-Celery

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5 Foods that Must be Part Of Your Diet

October 5, 2017

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There are certain foods that must be part of ones diet.

They are foods with extra benefits, that heal your body and mind.

Here they are :

1) Lemons. The humble lemon, it heals the body in so many ways.

2) Sauerkraut . This probiotic powerhouse has been eaten for thousands of years and must be part of your meals.

3) Kombucha. Green tea on steroids. Drink at lunch and dinner.

4) Spirulina. Mother Nature’s version of a multivitamin, multimineral and antioxidant mix.

5) Raw cacao powder. Yes the last but not least superfood.

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Sauerkraut

September 27, 2017

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Sauerkraut must be part of your diet. Simple as that !

It has so many benefits. It also has the real B12 Vitamin .

I must say that I avoided it for years, for the smell, for the idea of eating something fermented and also for its salt content.

Now I am totally addicted to it.

Fermented foods are healing foods and also superfoods. They contain life in themselves.

Archaeologists have discovered that fermented plant foods were first consumed by prehistoric hunter-gatherers.

The wise ancient Romans used it as a staple in their diets. They ate it at all meals. They even fermented fish in the same manner and called it Garum for the liquid part and Allec for the solid part.

Later on the art of using fermented vegetables as a staple was introduced to other parts of the world by Genghis Khan.

The old Tartar people took it to Eastern Europe. Then it arrived in Germany where they called it Sauerkraut. After that the French adopted it too and called it Choucroute. The Chinese adopted it also calling it Suan cai and the Koreans called it Kimchi.

In antiquity a lot of sailors took it on their voyages to prevent scurvy, since it contains vitamin C and it is very nutritious.

For a long time before the invention of refrigeration, krauts were used as method of food preservation.

After the invention of refrigerators the consumption of kraut fell . But I am on a mission to revive it !

So let’s get technical now.

The kraut fermentation by lactobacilli is a natural process.

Lactobacilli is everywhere including in the air. It occurs naturally in vegetables.

The actual kraut process of fermentation has three phases, collectively sometimes referred to as “population dynamics”.

In the first phase, anaerobic bacteria such as Klebsiella and Enterobacter start the fermentation, and begin producing an acidic environment that favours the second phase of bacteria.

The second phase begins when the acid levels become too high for many bacteria, and Leuconostoc mesenteroides and other Leuconostoc spp. take over.
In the third phase, various Lactobacillus species, including L. brevis and L. plantarum, ferment any remaining sugars, further lowering the pH.

Properly cured sauerkraut is sufficiently acidic to prevent a favorable environment for the growth of Clostridium botulinum, the toxins of which cause the disease botulism.

So this whole process must be respected. It takes a minimum of 5 weeks .

The ideal time for fermentation is 8 weeks.

Some people try to speed up this process cutting corners, adding apple cider vinegar , whey or a bit of the old batch to the list of ingredients. This process is called backslopping. It is a dangerous procedure because the end result has some bad bacteria due to Ph issues.

Kraut must be fermented in a proper crock. There is no way that you can achieve proper results using just jars. Go online and buy one from Germany , ideally one that can be sealed with a water system on the lid.

So let’s go to action time.

Here is a recipe that is very low in sodium and super rich in ingredients and nutrients.

Normal kraut from shops has almost 7 times more sodium than this recipe.

Equipment :
Professional 20 litre crock or adapt the recipe for your own needs.

Ingredients (use only organic ingredients):
5 cabbages
10 onions
5 garlic bulbs
3 broccoli heads
1 cauliflower
3 big ginger root
1 fresh turmeric
1 cup of rosemary leaves
1 cup of dried oregano leaves
1 cup of fresh chilli
1 cup of dried juniper berries
3 kales
2 table spoons of salt (sea salt or Himalayan salt)

Method :

1)Shred all ingredients very finely in the food processor

2)Add them to the crock

3)Add salt

4)Massage the vegetables and press them until there is enough liquid covering all vegetables

5)Place weight inside crock

6)Seal the crock lid with water

7)Let it sit for 8 weeks.

8)Check from time to time if there is enough liquid covering the vegetables. If not, add water to it.

9)Before harvesting the sauerkraut remove the white film on top of it

10)Place final product with liquid in glass jars and keep it in the fridge

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New Rawfit Cookbook Is Out Now

September 13, 2017

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Get yours on Itunes, Amazon or Google Play online stores !

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Also download my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit and my exercise videos, Rawfit Model Series.

Walking Freely

September 10, 2017

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I know there is a huge movement out there about walking with shoes that are comfortable, that mimic the barefoot experience, but hey, why not go the whole way and get rid of shoes in first place?

I remember when I was a kid I used to spend the whole summer with no shoes, and when resuming school, I couldn’t fit my feet in the school shoes. Interesting !

If you look into nature not a single animal uses shoes ! And then you might say, but they don’t go to work and so on….blah, blah, the more I study health and how to live long, it always points to simplicity.

Leonardo da Vinci used to say : “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.

The Greek philosophers loved the one idea that all things share a common element.

Nowadays there is even research about walking barefoot activates parts of your nervous system.

And as with anything, there are unknown factors that are still to be discovered.

I am a believer that we should walk barefoot when we can.

I am not saying you should go to a meeting like a monkey, but when you get home and on weekends try to free your feet and feel the ground !

Still interested in that latest running shoe that costs a ridiculous amount of money?

I hope not !

For more information on nutrition and exercise please get my book The Rawfit Diet.

Also download my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit and my exercise videos, Rawfit Model Series.