Longing for the exotic experience

Exotic fruits bring much color and taste to our nutrition and to our soul in this cold winter days. Especially intensive colors of fruits and vegetable are a hint for health-relevant ingredients.

Lets look closer to the pomegranate for example.

Symbolically, the pomegranate stands for sensuality and fertility, but also for seduction and blood. The ancient Egyptians put the fruit in the tombs. Even the Bible, the Koran and Greek mythology mention the pomegranate: so there must be something on the pomegranate. In fact, this fruit is special in many ways. It gets imported mainly from the Mediterranean and Orient between September and February. The red color is very intense and similar to berries. It needs knowledge to open and prepare (see links at the bottom).

Pomegranates contain a host of protective molecules. It was used for decades as a cure for diseases like diarrhea, ulcer, diabetes or worm infections. They have an ability to improve arterial health and to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Some components of pomegranate affect our sex hormones and thus dependent tumors such as breast or prostate cancer. Although certain tumor parameters have improved, they are now also being explored for their ability to help prevent cancer. Pomegranate’s various ingredients develop an antioxidant capacity that far exceeds that of red wine, black chocolate and green tea. This is mainly due to tannins, so-called ellagitannins.

Because cancer is a multifactorial disease, any compound aimed at preventing it should have multitargeted effects. This is a virtue of the active constituents of pomegranate fruit, skin and even leaves. What’s more, it’s absorbed into the bloodstream far more efficiently than other fruit extracts.

Numerous studies show that pomegranate is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. For now, it is best to consume polyphenols in their natural form of plant foods.

Taking tamoxifen daily I have to care about my blood pressure and sugar level. Eating the pomegranate helps to control both.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGYpk395PUA

https://migusto.migros.ch/de/schulkueche/tipps-tricks/granatapfel-entkernen

https://www.granatapfel-ratgeber.info/

 

Recipe: The Golden Eggfruit Smoothie

Mix ingredients together + love

1 entire Eggfruit

½ Orange fresh squizzed

200ml milk (I took oat milk)

Tea spoon Sita’s turmeric past

Prize of Vanille powder

Moringa Seems

ENJOY!

Some words to the ingredients

Eggfruit: Unfortunately it is growing only in Tropical zones! One reason more to come to Hawaii often! The flavor is rich with a mellow sweetness like that of roasted pumpkin or sweet potato. Nutritional value: contains a lot of  niacin, iron, calcium, beta-carotene and ascorbic acid. Perfect for the vegan kitchen.

Sita’s turmeric past: Fantastic product, comes from the Big Island and is absolutely natural. Easy to use and always ready! Add small quantities 3-4 times a day rather than one single large one once a day. Optimal anti-inflammatory. www.fromhawaiiwithlove.net

Moringa seeds: Moringa is known as the Tree of life and that says everthing about the tree. It is a superfood and has much higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals than other fruits. The seeds are great for improve libido and maintaining the reproductive cells.

 

FOR THE HARD CORE GUYS ADD A NONI SHOT:

as Noni is so potential and healthy I had to try it once. The girl asked me 3 times if I really want to have it in the smoothie, so I trusted her and had an extra portion beside. Noni is called the vomid fruit. It is not at all pleasant, the taste is bitter like an overripe stinky cheese and the smell, I found worse. A drinking straw solved it.

 

 

My herbal day – I am so impressed

Today I started with a smoothie of eggfruit, oat milk, a half squizzed orange, Moringa seeds and a touch of vanille flavour. I didn’t know at that time that the day will be dedicated to healthy herbs and new flavours.

So I went to visit a small herbal, family oriented farm. I am still very impressed about their attitude and how simple and thoughtfull they work in the garden. Pretty advanced. First they treat the whole cycle from small seed to harvest to sale. Their tea is in less than 2 weeks out of the garden in your hands. They started with Noni leaf tea and Tulsi tea six years ago. Nowerdays they open their farm twice a week for guided tours through the herbal garden. If you dream to have a garden where you can grow ginger, turmeric, tulsi, cacao, and other medicinal herbs and use them to heal your body and soul, you’re gonna fall in love with the Farmacy. They also make their own salves, teas, and superfood powders and they taste amazing. Everything is grown in the garden, dried using a 100% natural (non-electric) dehydration system designed by them and  processed by hand.

I like their philosophy, gardening should be simple, cheap and availabe. Plants are intelligent and they are informing our bodies, this information allows your body to heal yourself and you are able of selfsubstain. Subtle yet transformative, these unique essences help balance the emotions and heal the soul. On the guided tour you meet the owner Genna, she sees herself as a listener, not as a gardener. She perceive the need of plants for everybody, we share breath, they are our food, they clean the air. She even scratch the topic till „What is actually the seperation of you and the plants?“ The plants are talking to her, and influencing feelings. Once a day there is a girl singing in the garden. This is fantastic, never seen a place where there is so much love and wisdom intention for plants. This is definitely a shamanic approach lived in the nowerdays.

But coming back to herbs. Spice trade has a long history even James Cook was interested in dealing with spices and herbs when he arrived at Hawaii. That shows the value of plants. For now I only describe the two teas they started with, as Genna’s husband Doug mentioned you start with Noni and Tulsi and this will change your life. Let’s go!

Noni leave tea, you find the evergreen tree everywhere on Hawaii. Known also as Indian Mulberry is was documented in ancient Sanskirt texts for numerous medicinal uses. Today Noni is still reverred and used for numerous ailments where the fruit, leaves, flowers, stems, bark, and roots are used. It is highly detoxing and cleaning the body, you can life from this tree as it offers all nutritions you need. Even the leaves you can put on the skin, they heal open wounds or swellings. The plan contains special compounds that help fight cancer by increasing the production of white blood cells and also xeronine, a compound that promotes cell structure health and regeneration.

Tulsi tea or holi basil (picture) how the Hawaiian call it, literally helps to adapt. It is the holiest herb in India and in the ayurvedic medicine s known for its protective and immune-boosting qualities. It brings you in balance, maintain health, strenghtenth longues, it helps rid free radicals that may be causing blockages and disease.

Tulsi nourishes the adrenals, thus supporting our ‘fight or flight’ responses, ability to react to stress and the imperative role of hormonal regulation in the adrenal gland. As our adrenals are replenished and supported, we are better able to adapt to whatever comes our way.

Surf: Breathe in – Breath out

Breathing is a helpful technique to support your transformation and getting rid of old patterns. It helps to increase focus and to decrease physical pain or fear. We keep our grief and old memories in the body and in specific in the chest, therefore to open the chest would mean dealing with a new life and personality. Very often we want to change our behavior and situation but in the same time we fear it, too. We were stepping on the accelerator and the brake pedal at the same time. When we do deep-breating exercises, we access our deep emotions and they rise to the surface. Our first reaction, may be fear of losing control and releasing tears. If we continue, we discover that the experience liberates us from our past. We begin to feel we are releasing a great weight off our chest.

Ocean breathing is a fundamental tool for opening the heart center for emotional healing.

Action:

  • Stand comfortable that your arms can spot out to the sides.
  • Open your feet shoulder-width apart. Make sure your feet aim straight ahead.
  • Bend your knees, lengthen your spine toward the ceiling. Relax the shoulder blades downward.
  • Keeping your spine enlivened and your knees slightly bent, bring your hands to the heart center, and press them together.
  • From here, inhale through your mouth as you move your arms straight out to the sides at shoulder height—arms open, elbows slightly bent.
  • Pause.
  • As you exhale, bring your arms back to the heart.
  • Inhaling, open the arms again.
  • Bring your hands back to prayer position, exhaling audibly through your mouth, as if you were fogging a mirror with your warm breath.
  • Start with 5min and go up to 20min.

Repeat the same movements with your arms as you breathe this way, making the “fogging the mirror” sound on both the inhalation and the exhalation. Keep your mouth open continuously. Remember to broaden the chest and breathe into the sides of your ribs.

You may experience some tears after practicing this breath. If that happens, simply receive it as a healing experience, as this is caused by the release of suppressed grief that you may have been holding onto for years. Afterwards, you’ll feel refreshed and peaceful.

Careful with yourself: If you become dizzy, stop the exercise and bend over and relax.

Beautiful start in the day

This morning I went to the Mauna Kea Tea Farm across the street. The tea ceremony was a lovely start into the day. I dried all different kind of organic tea they over and it is difficult to choose the one you wonna take home.  Consuming several cups of green tea provides immune-boosting properties to the body along with antioxidants it needs to fight infections and free radicals. Green tea contains many trace minerals and chlorophyll that support the body and aid in natural cleansing.

Afterwards I prepared myself breakfast harvesting fruits that grows here around. Mandarines, avocados, lemons and jabuticaba. Fantastic. I never heard before about this brazilian grapetree Jabuticaba. The grabe has a delicous taste and is very healthy. It needs to be eaten fresh as they ferment 3 to 4 days after harvest, therefore it is difficult to find them on markets. Beside the minerals (potassium, magnesium, iron, phospherus, cooper, manganese, zinc) and Vitamin C & E, Jaboticaba is a good source of several amino acids, fatty acids and many powerful antioxidants that have  anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. And the flavour speaks for itself.