Monday, October 19, 2009

10 Great Post-Bikram Breaky Or Lunch Ideas

If you're anything like me then food is probably the last thing on your mind as you leave the sweat box. It's enough to make it into the showers and clean clothes and maybe knock back a good half litre or so of water. But come 30 minutes later your body is telling a different tell. It wants food. It needs sustenance. And it better be now! If not sooner. Of course the last thing you want to do is be swayed by that urgent hunger and end up undoing all your good work with a pit-stop at 7-Eleven.

Here are 10 simple meals that you can whip up in no-time (or prepare earlier) to satisfy the growling beast that is your belly. These are perfect for breaky or lunch, but there's no reason why you can't eat them anytime!
  1. Organic or biodynamic yogurt with LSA (linseed, almond, sunflower mix; buy it at your health food store) and fresh berries
  2. Soft-boiled egg with spelt toast, avocado and extra-virgin olive oil
  3. Home-made bircher muesli with almond flakes, cinnamon and organic apple juice - get it soaking before you head off to class
  4. Banana or berry smoothie
  5. Freshly-squeezed veg-fruit juice with soft-boiled egg
  6. Rocket and orange salad with marinated lamb - I use balsamic, oil, lemon, sea salt, and any spices that I feel like on the day
  7. Spinach, tomato and almond salad with balsamic and grilled chicken
  8. Isagenix IsaLean Shake: organic protein, fats and carbohydrate
  9. Goats feta and spinach omelette with grilled leg ham
  10. Thai beef salad with fresh lime - keep it simple, just use beef, fresh coriander, spinach leaves, bean shoots and cucumber.

Food for Yoga. Food for Life.


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Sunday, October 4, 2009

This is very much an out of the ordinary post for me. But given the worldwide fear of swine flu, the recent initiation of no-cost swine flu vaccinations in many countries, and the important nature of this information for your and your family's health, I thought this was well worth sharing. Most of us Bikram devotees are very health alert, and (regardless of your personal persuasions towards vaccinations) I trust that this is an issue at least worth your consideration.

H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Insert Admits It Causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome,
Vasculitis, Paralysis, Anaphylactic Shock And Death

Flu Pandemic
Tuesday, Sept 29th, 2009

The package insert for the Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine manufactured by Novartis has been leaked on the Internet. According to that package insert, the vaccine (based on an earlier vaccine product known as Fluvirin) is known to cause a whole host of very nasty side effects such as guillain-barre syndrome, vasculitis, anaphylactic shock and even death.

Of course anyone who has been studying vaccine side effects already knows that it causes all of these things, but the story here is that the insert for the swine flu vaccine itself is admitting all of these things. The insert says that it was updated during September 2009, so it reflects the very latest information -

You can read the package insert for this vaccine for yourself right here.

The following is a list of some of the very nasty side effects that the vaccine package insert admits to.

* Local injection site reactions (including pain, pain limiting limb
* movement, redness, swelling, warmth, ecchymosis, induration)
* Hot flashes/flushes
* Chills
* Fever
* Malaise
* Shivering
* Fatigue
* Asthenia
* Facial edema.
* Immune system disorders
* Hypersensitivity reactions (including throat and/or mouth edema)
* In rare cases, hypersensitivity reactions have lead to anaphylactic shock and death
* Cardiovascular disorders
* Vasculitis (in rare cases with transient renal involvement)
* Syncope shortly after vaccination
* Digestive disorders
* Diarrhea
* Nausea
* Vomiting
* Abdominal pain.
* Blood and lymphatic disorders
* Local lymphadenopathy
* Transient thrombocytopenia.
* Metabolic and nutritional disorders
* Loss of appetite.
* Arthralgia
* Myalgia
* Myasthenia
* Nervous system disorders
* Headache
* Dizziness
* Neuralgia
* Paraesthesia
* Febrile convulsions
* Guillain-Barré Syndrome
* Myelitis (including encephalomyelitis and transverse myelitis)
* Neuropathy (including neuritis)
* Paralysis (including Bell’s Palsy)
* Respiratory disorders
* Dyspnea
* Chest pain
* Cough
* Pharyngitis
* Rhinitis
* Stevens-Johnson syndrome
* Pruritus
* Urticaria
* Rash (including non-specific, maculopapular, and vesiculobulbous

So What Should You Do If You Do Decide To Take The Vaccine?

As wonderful as all of the above sounds, you may still decide to take the vaccine, or be forced to. At the end of the day it's up to you to decide which way you feel most safe, or most comfortable. Personally, I'm completely against vaccinations of any kind. And trust me, given my current condition I really do understand what a controversial issue this is. Which is why I've gone to great lengths to research the history of vaccinations and their true effects on the incidences of serious illness and disease. A great resource for this is the following website -

So is there anything that you can do to protect yourself if you are forced to take the swine flu vaccine? Yes, there most certainly is. Dr. Russell Blaylock is an expert on vaccines and their side effects, and he has distributed a list of things that you can do to reduce the nasty side effects of the swine flu vaccine. Check it out here. Apologies to any who view this post as fear-mongering. As I said, it's outside the norm for this blog but is nonetheless (I thought) information that should be at least shared and considered.

Food for Yoga. Food for Life.


What are your thoughts on vaccinations in general, and on the swine flu vaccination in particular? Have you personally ‘gone against the system’ and refused immunizations for yourself or your children? I’d love to hear your concerns, feedback, and experiences.

*This post has been reproduced from I thought it was that important!

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