Last weekend at the MEGA IIN Conference in Long Beach, David Wolfe (aka SuperWolfe) presented on: The ADD-ing Strategy. No, not like the “ADD” we continuously tell our children each one of them has, but ADD like, “start adding in more of the right things and start kicking out more of the crap.”
David was hilarious. He had super high energy. He commanded complete attention from every single person in that auditorium.
David’s mission is to make raw foods, superfoods, superherbs, and living spring water a choice for every human on Earth.
David mentioned that raw and living foods contain/provide:
- a clean, simple and controllable source of nutrients
- volatility of nutrients
- detoxification, immunity and cleansing
His SuperNutrition includes:
- raw and living foods
- living spring water
Because I was so fascinated with the various superfoods and superherbs he mentioned, I wrote several down to research a little bit more upon returning home.
What I found was that I became so wrapped up in what I was learning. Why? Because I firmly believe that food heals. I have been on my digestive healing path for several years now. The more I learn and the more I know only sets me further and further ahead. And when I understand as many things as possible, I am then able to share that knowledge to help as many people with digestive issues as possible.
Because it was a very down weekend for me, I found a lot of comfort in my researching and learning. What I also found out was that there is so much to learn. I skimmed the very basics of the items David mentioned and still had way too much information to fit everything on one post.
So Part I is today; Part II will be tomorrow!
“Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids, antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage. It contains nutrients, including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid).” Spirulina is packed with protein (70% of it’s dry weight – 12 times the protein of beef), B12 and iron. It has been known to help allergy sufferers, boost immunity and assist with natural energy.
“Chlorella is a single-celled freshwater alga. Chlorella contains vitamin C and carotenoids, both of which are antioxidants (see our documents Beta Carotene, and Vitamin C). Antioxidants are compounds that block the action of free radicals (unstable molecules that can damage cells). Chlorella is also reported to contain high concentrations of iron and B-complex vitamins (see the document Vitamin B Complex).” Chlorella boosts immunity, helps with detoxification, fights fat and diabetes. It has also been known to relieve arthritis and joint pain.
Note: Chlorella and spirulina are often referred to in the same light, almost as “twin” superfoods. While they are very similar, there are a few key differences I’ve noted:
- chlorella is more detoxifying and cleansing
- spirulina contains more digestible protein
- chlorella is great for people with constipation issues
Marine Phytoplankton is a “unique super-nutrient from the ocean provides the body with an increase in residual energy that builds up significantly when it is ingested on a daily basis. With its abundance of naturally produced vitamins, minerals and original life force (absorbed directly from the Sun), everyone that partakes will enjoy a whole body inner strength that they have never experienced before.” Phytoplankton have an alkaline pH, which is what the body needs in order to combat disease. (Did you know that disease cannot thrive in an alkaline environment?)
The goji berry is also called the wolfberry. The goji berry is a , “bright orange-red berry that comes from a shrub that’s native to China. In Asia, goji berries have been eaten for generations in the hopes of living longer. Over time, people have used goji berries to treat many common health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, fever, and age-related eye problems. Goji berries are eaten raw, cooked, or dried (like raisins) and are used in herbal teas, juices, wines, and medicines.”Goji pulp is almost a perfect essential amino acid and the fatty acid it contains resembles that of olive oil.
At this very moment, maca is my most favorite to talk about today. It’s no secret to anyone that we have been trying to bring Baby Hoffman into this world for quite some time now. It’s also no secret that this month, currently in process, is the “mother” of all. And with that, I believe, also comes a sense of nutrition, health and personal responsibility outside of the doctor’s office. I had heard of people taking maca to conceive for quite some time now. Then, during these past couple of weeks, I have heard so many success stories – people conceiving just 2+ months into maca. David used maca in his massive smoothie he made on stage.
Maca is a root. It, “helps rebuild weak immune systems, re-mineralize poorly nourished bodies, and increase energy and endurance.” It is considered by researches to be a true adaptogen (an adaptogen is a substance which raises the non-specific resistance in an organism). Maca does many awesome things for the body, but my favorites are: increase energy and endurance, enhances fertility, enhances memory, learning and mental ability, helps build muscle and is good for healthy teeth and bones. My maca (YES – my maca – I went out and bought it immediately) says,
You have likely heard of Aloe Vera as an ointment to use when you get a sunburn. But did you also know that there is a form of Aloe Vera you can drink? Aloe Vera is a plant traditionally used to heal sunburns, but it’s also used to soothe the stomach. Aloe Vera contains minerals: “calcium, sodium, iron, potassium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc. It contains vitamins: A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, Folic Acid and Niacin.”
Aloe Vera is great for inflammation, and the plant recently even made the Dr. Oz Show during a segment on Ayurvedic Medicine. In Ayruveda, the Pitta body types suffer from inflammation and generally are prone to headaches, rashes and ulcers.Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary was on the show that day and recommended for those individuals to drink: ¼ cups of Aloe Vera Juice and ½ Cup of Pomegranate juice for treating digestion related problems.
Ladies, let’s all stand up right now and give a round of applause for Mr. David Wolfe, who stated,
Chocolate cuts your risk of heart attack in half. Chocolate is connected to the heart.
But not so fast. Remember, not all chocolate is created equal. The chocolate I’m referring to at the present moment is cacao, a bean – the seed of the fruit often thought of as a nut. Cacao “contains a wide array of unique properties and minerals, including high levels of sulfur and magnesium. It may increase your focus and alertness and contains nutrients to keep you happy. Chocolate and cacao are often associated with love. All this is due to phenylethylamine contained in the cacao.” Cacao is an antioxidant, lowers blood pressure, improves mood, improves brain function and can ease PMS issues.
I hope you’ve enjoyed Part I. Part II is coming up tomorrow….and I can’t wait to share even more!