What is the paleo diet?

paleo diet

The paleo diet is based on the fact human beings have evolved as hunter gatherers over the last 2,000,000 years. About 10,000 years ago humans become agriculturalists, settling, collecting seeds and growing cereal grains, domesticating animals and drinking their milk. Since this is such a short abut of time from an evolutionary standpoint we have not adapted to digest and deactivate the proteins and anti-nutrients in these foods. As well, grains are high in starch leading to excessive amounts of carbohydrates in our diet. We have become sicker as a species with a growing list of health issues such as gut inflammation, obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Over the last 100 years the evolutionary discordance has increased tremendously as we have added increasingly larger amounts of highly processed foods, sugar, synthetic additives, and chemically extracted vegetable oils, which relegate natural whole hunter gatherer type foods to a smaller and smaller percentage of our diet.

A modern paleo diet is one which uses the principles from evolutionary biology and designs a diet by asking the question – what is the healthiest diet for human beings using today’s foods?

The paleo diet is a whole food based approach to eating: using locally grown quality protein from poultry, meats, fish and seafood, fruit and vegetable carbohydrates, and whole food fats, like nuts, freshly pressed oils and avocado. Your paleo diet should give you adequate but not excess, carbohydrates and fats sufficient for your fuel needs, and protein to maintain lean body mass. Your paleo diet should be varied and supply all essential vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, antioxidants, polyphenols and fibre.

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Dead Sea Mud Makes You Feel Alive

The invigorating benefits of Dead Sea mud products and in particular the Dead Sea Salt scrubs and bath salts have been known for centuries.  Even two thousand years ago, the Roman writer Flavius was writing about how immersing yourself in the Dead Sea’s naturally buoyant waters were good for you.  Other ancient scribes dubbed it the “fountain of youth”. Peasants and royalty alike traveled for miles to benefit from the healing mud on the shores of mysterious body of water which because of its high salt content keeps human bodies effortlessly afloat.

The reason that the Dead Sea is so unique is because its waters contain more salt than the waters of any other sea or ocean. Normal sea water only contains 3% salt but the Dead Sea water contains 27% salt. Dead Sea is near Jerusalem in the Judean Desert. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth and a gift from nature that has been spared the ravages of evolution and pollution. However recently Dead Sea Salts have become more expensive as global warming is causing it to shrink in size and its shores to recede.

Dead Sea water also differs from ordinary sea water in that it contains a variety of minerals including magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides. The salt in the regular seas of the world is primarily sodium.

Although sodium is beneficial for your health (it is essential for the proper functioning of the vascular system and the immune system) the additional salts in Dead Sea Salt mud and products have additional healing properties. For instance, Dead Sea Salt contains magnesium, which is good for both edema and stress, slowing down the aging of the skin and combating stress. The calcium in Dead Sea Salts is also good for preventing water retention, increasing circulation and strengthening bones and nails.

The potassium in Dead Sea salt mud and salts also helps to balance the fluids in the body, and detoxify the skin and blood. Potassium is a mineral that many of us are depleted of after we exercise and immersing ourselves in a Dead Sea Salt bath is one way to minimize the after-sport aches and pains.  The bromides in Dead Sea salt also ease muscular aches and pains and are also known for their ability to detoxify the body of nicotine.

To sum up the benefits of using Dead Sea mud or Dead Sea salts are –

  • Relief from inflammatory or joint diseases
  • Relief from psoriasis, acne and other skin diseases
  • The stimulation of circulation
  • Relief from stress

 

Additionally the Dead Sea salt products saturate the skin with health giving minerals, prevent dehydration and produce a healthy, natural skin tone.  If you use a Dead Sea Salt scrub it can help exfoliate and get rid of old skin cells so you have a more radiant complexion.

Taking a bath in Dead Sea salts is so simple that many overlook it as a remedy. Dead Sea skin products promote health while balancing elements in the body, and creating unbelievable benefits to skin, hair and nerves that have been stretched out to the limit.

Furthermore there are no side effects or allergic reactions that are usually associated with Dead Sea Mud or Dead Sea products unless fragrance, oils or perfumes have been added to the product. Be sure to read the labels of any Dead Sea products that you buy carefully as it is very common for them to be marketed with an added scent of some kind. This is because the natural smell of true Dead Sea Mud is actually quite sulphuric.

What is Personal Self-Development?

Before you go into business you might want to take some personal development courses.

 

The goal of any personal self-development is self-improvement and improved relationships with others as well as the ability to conceptualize and then actualize one’s most cherished dreams and aspirations.

 

So, what is personal self development?  It can be –

 

  • Improving awareness of the self so you do not react in ways that negatively impact your business
  • Setting an attainable goal so that your business does not fail
  • Letting go of the past so that it does not inform how you handle the present
  • Building a new identity that is your personal brand – one that fits with your business
  • Developing latent talents and strengths that you may not even know you had
  • Improving your financial situation so you can get a bank loan
  • Learning how to have faith in your gut instincts so you make good business moves
  • Confronting your worst fears so you are more confident
  • Deciding what you want to do for a living so you open a business that you enjoy
  • Managing your time so you are more efficient as wasted time is usually wasted money
  • Becoming a more effective communicator so nobody misunderstands you
  • Learning leadership skills that are helpful in business
  • Repackaging yourself as an ideal candidate for a loan or as the head of a business
  • A weight loss program so that you have the strength to run your own business.
  • Pursuing higher education that will help you run the business well
  • Getting a makeover so that you “look” the part of whatever it is you want to sell.
  • Quitting a job to become a freelancer so that you are more prepared to run your own business
  • Improving your ability to meet new people, which is crucial to getting more business
  • Preparing for retirement by figuring out how much money your business can actually make
  • Stockpiling for an emergency or planning an exit strategy after you have made the amount of money you wish to make

The above list is not complete but it gives you an idea of all of the answers to the question “What is personal development.”  Notice that self-improvement can be applied to many different aspects of our contemporary reality including economic, biological, organizational, archival or other structures. For instance, if you are bad with money you can learn to recognize that. Many people achieve these types of goals with the help of a career counselor, a debt counselor, a life-coach or by taking specific classes in such disciplines as neuro-linguistic programming or life coaching.