Hello Health Seekers, We have great news! Our new line of hemp seed food products are now available through Conscious Planet! Our featured product this week is the Hemp Supergreens! A rich blend of nutrient dense superfoods that has a whopping 30 grams of pure plant protein per serving! Great for breakfast, a pre or post workout or between meals. Enjoy this delicious, protein rich recipe. Hemp Supergreens Recipe: -3 cups water - 1/2 cup Planet Hemp seeds - 2 tbs Planet Hemp Supergreens - 1/2 a banana - 3 dates - 1/2 tsp raw vanilla - pinch of salt Blend and enjoy! Get your Hemp Super Greens today!
This is a powerful meditation practice that will help you focus better, feel calmer, have more mental clarity, improve your ability to use your imagination and be creative, as well as energize your body. Enjoy your peace pause today and then spread the good vibes with the world. For more meditations with Bradley Morris go to www.BradleyTMorris.com
About 6 years ago I was starting to feel the effects of EMF's - negative electro-magnetic pollution from wifi, cell phones, cell towers, microwave frequencies in the environment etc. Living in a high rise apartment for 10 years now, I've been aware for awhile just how inundated I feel with wifi from every direction. I had been experiencing several bothersome symptoms like chronic headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, confusion, insomnia, and a bit of depression, and what I thought was sciatica. When I finally met a chiropractor who gave me a diagnosis, he felt the sciatica was mostly emotional and also suggested that I may be suffering from EMF sickness. Yikes, thats what I’d been feeling all along. He suggested I consider looking into to purchasing an iMRS (magnetic resonance stimulator) Mat. So Charles and I found a distributor in Vancouver and went to have a session on the iMRS - which is pulsed electro-magnetic frequencies. Magnetic resonance stimulation charges the membrane of every cell in the body with energy to improve health by supporting normal cellular functioning, causing the cells to communicate better. As soon as I laid down on the mat I could feel my body tingling and after an 8 minute session I felt very calm and renewed in a way I hadn't felt for a long time. I thought to myself, "What is this feeling I'm experiencing?” The first thing I noticed was the ringing in my ears was almost gone and the wired feeling that I had just learned to live with had calmed right down and I couldn't feel it anymore. Previously, before the mat I would lie down at night to sleep and my body would be vibrating, but now I get on my mat just before I go to bed and drift off to sleep in a very calmed, relaxed state. In the morning I wake up feeling rested and still calm to start my day. That was 6 years ago and I haven't gone a day without treating myself to a session on the mat. I have discovered that all of the symptoms of EMF sickness I was coping with have subsided greatly and I feel restored, energetically… a much happier girl indeed. Just recently we purchased the Omnium1, which is the same technology only it is portable and operates from an Android pad which means I can travel with the mat. I can use it while I'm driving long distances (greatly reduces the vibration of tires on the road) and I arrive at my destination still refreshed and ready to go. We take our Omnium1 everywhere we go now. All I do is charge the pad, pack it in the carrying case and I can take it to the beach or simply put it in my gravity chair while I'm watching a movie. The Omnium is such a convenient device to own that I wouldn't do without it. I would say the most important benefit that I have received from my PEMF mat is that it has assisted in reversing the beginning symptoms on periodontal disease. My gums were receding and bleeding, some of my teeth were loose because on bone loss and my teeth hurt. I knew iMRS probe would really help to regenerate nerve, bone and gum tissue and so I used it every day for 15 minutes and now when I see the dentist for quarterly cleanings I always receive a report that my teeth have healed and back within normal range. No more symptoms of periodontal disease. If you’re looking for solutions for your EMF sickness, body pain or even periodontal disease, the Omnium1 and iMRS Mats have been such blessings in my life. Find out more information about them here and feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Happy to help! Wind Walrath co-Founder of Conscious Planet
Need more iron? This Vegan Smoothie is packed with iron rich ingredients! Plus, it's also freaking delicious, easily digestible and fun for everyone. Iron Rich Smoothie Bliss Recipe: 1/2 cup frozen peas 4 tbs hemp seeds 1 tbs Moringa 1 serving Matcha 1 tbs molasses 3 tbs walnuts 1 tbs Maca 11/2 cups water 1 frozen banana 1 cup berries Blend and enjoy! Want more recipes from Symentha? Join her in the hemp revolution at www.HempQueen.ca
We all experience anxiety in some way or another. But does our anxiety need to run our life and thoughts? Longtime Conscious Planet member, Bradley Morris doesn't think so. "My meditation practice has been one of the greatest gifts I've ever given myself. As a busy entrepreneur who has struggled through many phases of growth and failure, it has been the thing that has kept me centred, in my power and ever-present to the blessing that life is." Explore for yourself though. Enjoy this little peace pause meditation in your day. If you love it, join Bradley's 21 day meditation course at www.21daymeditationexperience.com
Leafy Salad w/Sundried Olives Since it's summer, we thought we'd share one of our favourite summer salads with you. In a big salad serving bowl add: A few big handfuls of Organic Power Greens (from your local markets) 2 tomatoes cut in wedges diced cucumber a few leaves of dandelion greens Add raw sundried olives – as many as you want – they are so healthyand delicious Sprinkle with hemp seed nut Toss with Green Earth salad dressing Green Earth Salad Dressing 1 cup hempseed oil 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp almond butter 1 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp fresh rosemary (crush rosemary with Celtic salt) ½ tsp fresh thyme Pinch of fresh ground pepper corns Mix all ingredients well. Keeps in the fridge for a few weeks Conscious Kitchen P. 64
By learning to make your own Homemade Hemp Seed Milk for you, your loved ones and your community, you will save money, get healthier and help the planet too! There are many dairy alternatives that you can find in any grocery story nowadays (Soy, Almond, Rice, Oat, Cashew, Hazelnut, Coconut.) However, the problem with most commercialized dairy alternatives, is they are loaded with thickening agents that research has shown could cause ulcers and possibly even contribute to GI Cancers. Not to mention other preservatives, sugars and have actually very little nutritional value at all. So, what to do? Best thing to do is, if you are going to continue buying commercial dairy alternatives, look at the label and steer clear away from any of them that contain thickening agents, sugar, or other additives or preservatives that you can’t pronounce. Or, the other thing you can do is….MAKE YOUR OWN AT HOME! 8 great reasons why homemade hemp milk trumps any other milk: 60 seconds to prepare Costs pennies on the dollar Omega’s 3 & 6 Essential fatty acids Complete & BioAvailable Plant protein Zero toxic fillers, sugars or thickeners Raw, enzyme rich with vitamins & minerals Cruelty and antibiotic free Anti Inflammatory properties Watch my "Make your Own Hemp Milk Video" at the top of this page and let us know how it goes. Join Symentha and the hemp revolution at www.HempQueen.ca.
This is an amazing article on improving your gut health from Naturally Living Ideas. 1. Eat Probiotic Rich Foods Since ancient timespeople have usedprobiotic rich foods, which have been naturally fermented, to provide the good bacteria needed for a healthy gut and overall health. Kimchi, kombucha, kefir, miso, tempeh, sauerkraut, natural yogurt andapple cider vinegarare all examples of fermented foods you can eat for a healthier gut. In fact, some of these couldn’t be simpler to make – here’show to get started fermenting your own foods. 2. Don’t Forget The Prebiotics You can elevate the effectiveness of your probiotic rich foods by consuming some prebiotic foods too. Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that ‘feed’ the probiotics, encouraging them grow and multiply in your gut. Prebiotic rich foods include artichoke, asparagus, bananas, chicory,garlic, onions, tomatoes and whole grains. 3. Use Probiotic Supplements While fermented foods are the best and most natural way to get a healthy dose of probiotic bacteria, some people simply can’t stand the thought of consuming these cultures. In this case, probiotic supplements can be a good alternative. It’s very important to choose ahigh-quality supplement from a reputable brand. Conscious Planet has a premium blend of probiotics. Make sure it contains live strains of bacteria – which need to be kept refrigerated. 4. Cut Out Sugar & Processed Foods The bad bacteria in our guts go into overdrive when we eat too much sugar! They are also quite partial to the fats found in processed foods – including cookies, cakes, chips, fries and pastries. In 2010, researcherscomparedItalian children who ate a diet high in fat, sugar and starch with tribal African children who ate high fiber, plant based foods. They found that the African children had more beneficial bugs in their gut. 5. Go Vegetarian Cutting out meat from your diet has a huge number ofhealth benefits– from lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and the risk of heart disease and diabetes to helping you shed pounds, improve mood and boost nutrient intake. Research now shows that a vegetarian diet can also alter the composition of your gut microbiome for the better. It’s so effective that these changes can be seen in a matter of days! A2014 study, published in the journal Nature, reports that the gut microbiome of subjects changed dramatically within four days of switching from a diet of animal products to a vegetarian one, and vice versa. The microbiota of omnivores, compared to that of vegetarians and vegans, produces more of a chemical that is associated with heart disease, inflammation and intestinal diseases. 6. Open the Windows We now spend more time indoors than ever before. Some surveys estimate that we’re indoors 90% of the time! Fresh air is so important to both the mind and body,as is sunlight, so spending time outdoors is important. But given how much of our day and night is spent inside, we need to be aware of the air qualityindoors too– and the effect this can have on the microbiome of our homes. It's important to open windows and increase natural airflow. This can improve the diversity and health of the microbes in the home, which in turn benefits our bodily microbes. 7. Stress Less While stress is an unavoidable consequence of our busy lives, how we manage that stress matters. The gut isespecially vulnerableto stress, which can affect gastric secretion, gut motility, sensitivity, blood flow and more. Our stress hormones can also influence how gut bacteria affects the production of hormones and the neurochemicals that communicate with the brain, including ones that influence appetite. Shifts in gut microflora induced by stress can alsoleave us opento infection. Long-term stress maylead tothe development of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach ulcers, IBD, IBS, and even food allergies. 8. Laugh! Whoever said that laughter is the best medicine was on to something! There has even beena studyto show that laughter can improve gut health. Researchers studied both healthy people and patients with atopic dermatitis – a disease typically associated with imbalances in gut bacteria. After watching funny movies daily for one week, the patients’ gut flora had actually changed and was becoming more in line with the flora of the healthy participants. 9. Consider if Antibiotics are Always Necessary Some estimate that half of the antibiotics we are prescribed are unnecessary. We already know that this over-prescription leads to drug resistant bacteria, but it may also beseriously impactingthe health of our guts in the long-term. Following a course of broad-spectrum antibiotics, itcan take weeks, months or even years for the gut’s microbes to get back into balance. Shockingly, some researchersbelievethat antibiotics may even be causing permanent changes to the microflora of all people from generation to generation – passed on from mother to child. While antibiotics are obviously very necessary in some cases, quiz your doctor before accepting them without question. According tothe Mayo Clinic, common viral infections that do not benefit from antibiotic treatment include cold and flu, most coughs, most sore throats, some ear infections, some sinus infections and stomach flu. 10. Exercise Regularly Exercise has an important influence on gut flora. It not only increasesspecies diversityand reverses gutmicrobiota changesassociated with obesity, but it also works to reduce stress and the impact that has on the bugs in your digestive system. The earlier you start exercising, the better.New researchhas demonstrated that exercise in the early years of development has a significant impact on the diversity of the gut microbiome. That said, your intestinal bacterial continues to be influenced by your behavior as an adult so cycle, run, swim,start squatting or invest in a kettle bell– it all makes a difference! 11. Get Enough Sleep Getting enough sleep isn’t always easy – in fact,one third of US adult don’t sleep for as long as they should, something which could lead to an unhealthy gut. A2014 study demonstrated that sleep disturbances and irregular sleeping patterns can negatively impact intestinal microbiota, which may lead to inflammatory diseases. Furthermore, the disordered breathing associated with the common condition of sleep apnea has been shown in studies to disrupt the health of the microbiome. Mice subjected to conditions which mimicked the effects of sleep apnea for six weeks showed significant changes to the diversity and makeup of their microbiota. This sleep-gut connection is a two-way street. Scientists believe the bugs in our gut can affect sleep in a number of ways: shifting circadian rhythms and affecting the hormones that regulate our sleeping and waking patterns. Get into a healthy sleeping pattern by letting go of these bad habits, filling your room with sleep promoting plants and establishing a healthy night time routine. 12. Don’t Be A Clean Freak Much like antibiotics alter the gut microbiome by indiscriminately killing all bacteria (even the good), so does our obsession with cleanliness. For example,researchshows that parents who cleaned their child’s pacifier by sucking on it instead of boiling it in water were doing their children a big favor in terms of gut health. These kids were less likely to develop allergies, thanks to immune stimulation by microbes transferred from the parent’s saliva. Children who grow up with a dog also have alower riskof allergies because dogs are associated with a type of house dust that exposes us to important strains of bacteria, like L. johnsonii – an essential species within the gastrointestinal tract. Household cleaners that are marked as antibacterial have got to go – as do mostother chemical laden products. Less toxic cleaners like vinegar,baking soda, lemon juice andcastile soapare much better options. 13. Start Gardening Finally, getting your hands dirty in fresh soil will introduce your immune system to the trillions of microorganisms on the plants and in the ground. Gardening also eases stress and gets you outside in the fresh air – two important factors in a healthy gut. Here are some great tips to help youstart your own organic garden. Ready to improve your gut health? Conscious Planet has a special on Colonyze Probiotics until July 31st or while supplies last. Two bottles for $100. Again, thank you toNaturally Living Ideasfor organizing this research so well.
Unwind, relax and let your body sink heavily into your bed with this guided audio meditation by Bradley Morris and accompanying meditation music composed by Blair Francis Armstrong. Falling asleep to this audio is going to give you the deepest, most rejuvenating sleep you have had in a long time. For more meditations with Bradley Morris, go to www.21daymeditationexperience.com or visit his website and blog at www.BradleyTMorris.com
At Conscous Planet we've been saying for years... decades actually, how important enzymes are for our healthy. We have around 3000 unique enzymes in our bodies that are involved in over 7000 enzymatic reactions. Without enzymes we would not be able to function. For many enzyme depleted people in the world, they literally struggle to function on a day-to-day basis. The modern human diet is almost completely void of enzymes. Processed and cooked foods often completely destroy the enzyme content, leaving your body starving for this nutrient that is a key component in your livelihood. If you have any health complaints, chances are you could use more enzymes in your diet, and these 5 will cover that requirement in spades. Papaya You may wanna move to the tropics because Papaya fruit is a rich source of proteolytic enzymes such as papain, which can greatly aid the digestive process. Papain has been deemed as one of the most effective at breaking down meat and other proteins, and it works by cleaving the peptide bonds of complex proteins, breaking them down to their individual amino acids so they can be ready for us in the growth and repair of the body. Since papaya is rich in natural sugars, it's a good idea to eat it on its own (not with a heavy, animal protein based meal), preferably 15-30 minutes before a meal. Pineapple Yup, should definitely move somewhere more tropical because Pineapple is #2 on our list. Bromelain is a complex mixture of substances that can be extracted from the stem and core fruit of the pineapple. Among dozens of components known to exist in this crude extract, the best-studied components are protein-digesting enzymes called cysteine proteinases. Theseenzymesare not limited to just digestive benefits; however, as research has shown, they also help with excessive inflammation, excessive coagulation of the blood, and certain types of tumor growth.Since pineapple is also rich in natural sugars, it is a good idea to eat it on its own, preferable 15-30 minutes before a meal. Bee pollen Phew, because of the good work of organizations like the Suzuki Foundation, bees should be here to stay! Bee pollen is often considered one of nature's most complete foods. It contains nearly all the nutrients required by humans and has abroad spectrum of beneficial enzymes including amylase, catalase, cozymase, cytochrome, dehydrogenase, diaphorase, diastase, pectase, and phosphatase.Bee pollen can be eaten on its own or put in trail mixes, oatmeal, superfood snacks, and smoothies. Bee pollen can cause allergic type reactions, so be mindful of that when trying it for the first time. Fermented vegetables Better call Grandma Betsy, because #4 is an old world specialty! The fermentation process used to make sauerkraut and kimchi was developed centuries ago as a means of preserving vegetables for consumption through the winter months. The Roman army was said to have traveled with barrels of sauerkraut, using it to prevent intestinal infections among the troops during long excursions.Fermented vegetables are an excellent dietary source of many nutrients, including LIVE enzymes (provided they have not been pasteurized in any way). These live enzymes are accompanied by beneficial probiotics, which makes an exceptional combination for an effective digestive process. Fermented vegetables can be eaten on their own, but they also go great with any meal as a side. In fact, if you want to improve thedigestionof any meal, you should strongly consider a side of fermented vegetables. Other enzyme rich foods you can consider include melons, mango, kiwi, grapes, avocado, raw honey, kefir, wheat grass juice, and coconut water. If you're looking for an incredible source of Enzymes, then you'll be pleased to know Consciosu Planet is having a summer special on our Catalyze Enzymes until July 31st. Buy two bottles for $100 CAD.