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The Great 8 Optimum Health and Fitness Program!!

I am in this game of Life for the LONG Fun run, are You?

I recently had a bit of a scare with some uncomfortable symptoms and an ultrasound revealing an abnormal growth in my uterus.

I then had a hysteroscopy and biopsy done and finished off with a full D&C.

Thank God and all of my life time healthy habits and current life style, all results came back benign and just overgrowth of normal healthy cells.

I feel as though I have been given a pass card in the game of life for “GO” and the next 50 years will be the best of all if I just keep up with what I am doing and stick to my healthy principals of living.

Check out the Handholds on the Body Temple Boot Camp page.
#5 is now more than ever important I have found!  REST and getting a good 8 hrs of sleep is very important not only for recovery, but to maintain healthy hormone levels and body fat/weight (yes, you can lose weight with MORE sleep), AND play time!  Make time to play, have fun and LAUGH every day!

I am in this game of Life for the LONG Fun run, are You?

 

Use a Fork? Never!

Just as Mark Sisson talks about the Real Primal Grok eating with his hands only, I practice and teach here at camp to use chopsticks instead of a fork.  You can take this practice with you to any restaurant and not get any “OH my God, Oh my God, OH my God” type of looks.

Chopsticks have been around for 5,000 yrs where as the fork utensil is still in diapers.

Chopstick will force you to slow down your eating…and for me to appreciate every bite not shoveling in the food taking monstrous  totally disgusting bites.  (unless of course you are  scooping with the sticks instead of using them to take individual bites).

My challenge is for you to put away your forks and use chopsticks for the next month.

Eat slowly like it is your last meal to savor and not the first meal you have had in days.

Get yourself some of your own personal chopsticks to travel with.  REI has some cool ones and you can find many on ebay of course. ((or make your own))!

Have Fun and Bless your food before you eat….never forgetting it is Nature’s Treat!

Go Raw…..”Retro Raw”
a Cool and Hip way to be Raw!

Retro-Raw Recipes (a new one every week)

Chocolate Avocado Pudding:

1 med.-large ripe avocado
enough water, raw milk or cream, or coconut cream to spin blade
2 Tb. raw honey or for preferred added sweetness
2 Tb. raw cacao powder
tsp. organic cinnamon

Opt. ad big slice organic papaya
if you want to use chocolate stevia that is good…then use less cacao powder and less honey
If you would like more avocado pudding flavors, just ask!
Share some of your own TOO!  

 

Kieba’s Fitness Flip:

1/3 C. Mineral water
1/2 C. Raw milk (cow or goat)
1-3  Raw free range eggs (the amt. is your choice)
1 Tbl. Raw honey
1 tsp organic vanilla powder or extract
cinnamon to taste or optional
I like to ad some ice to make slushy

note:  you can make most any flavor….try using mesquite powder or cacao, carob or maca.  Also liquid flavored stevia is great!

 
Raw Liver Pate’
 
5 oz grass-fed beef or free range chicken liver
1/2 small red or maui onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced or chopped
2 Tbls raw dairy cream
1 Tbls raw honey
2 mushrooms (opt.)
food process or puree’ up into silky  yummy energy producing pate’

 

Have Fun!

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it”.  Plato

Movement and exercise can be medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well being.

 

PLAY is not only Fun and Beneficial, it is Crucial for one’s optimal health through out their entire life.

What makes you Come ALIVE?  If you have no Passion in your life, you are not really LIVING.

Nutritional Myths and Facts I Believe to be True

Myth:
Eating Raw eggs  will make you sick.

Quite the contrary!
Applying high heat to most protein foods including eggs destroys their nutritional value.  The protein and fat in eggs are altered and actually change their chemical shape when cooked.

Organic or at least free range eggs from a known quality source are the perfect addition to an optimal diet plan.  The “Retro-Raw” diet strongly advises eating such eggs raw as they are one of the most easy to digest, complete protein sources…..not to mention they are a great boost to your immune system.

 

Fact:
“What is food to one man, may be poison to another”
My belief is that there is no one way of eating that is best for everyone.  We are all individuals with unique nutritional needs and demands.

 

 

MYTH:
Agave nectar is a Good Natural and raw alternative to cane sugar and even honey.

 

Fact:
Agave has more concentrated fructose in it than high fructose corn syrup!  It is 90% fructose and is highly processed regardless of what the labeling might say. This is more fructose then high fructose corn syrup!
Read up in this  recent article by Sally Fallon www.westonaprice.org/modern-foods/agave-nectar-worse-than-we-thought 

Raw Honey has been around for thousands of years and has countless nutritional and medicinal benefits.  Enjoy it on a daily basis!!

Exercise Myth #1

Exercise Myth:
“Stay away from lifting weights or strength training if you want to loose weight.”

I cannot Tell you how many women in particular have said to me “I do not want to lift weights because it will make me bulky”
This absolutely is incorrect”.

Strength training along with cardiovascular is very important to maintain or improve muscle mass (density) and increase metabolism which burns fat.

Strength training is a very important aspect of a balanced exercise program and lifestyle which in combination with the recommended “Retro-Raw” diet, will result in a strong, fit, lean, energized sexy bod that can carry you and perform for you for a long healthy life.

Exercise Benefit Facts!

A life style which includes regular exercise can help you control weight whether it be lose unwanted weight, gain needed muscle, or maintain your healthy weight.

Exercise also not only improves your psychological “mood’ and well being and Boosts your energy levels, but helps you to combat countless physical health conditions including but not limited to stroke, cancers, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure and heart disease.

Exercise promotes overall better sleep….from falling to sleep and staying in a deeper sleep.

Exercise can be and IS FUN!! 
Everyone can use more FUN in their daily lives! Exercise with a trainer or a friend.  Keep it interesting, new and have Fun all while accomplishing fitness goals and becoming more and more Healthy!

One last thing for now…….EXERCISE Definitely puts a big flame back in your Sex life!!!    For even a Bigger Spark, try exercising WITH your mate and try some of the “couples exercises”  demonstrated and taught by Coach Kieba and Kumu Steve here at Body Temple Boot Camp!