A Sneak Peak At What A RAW Vegan Athlete Consumes!

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately on how I get my day started, and what kind of food I eat throughout the day.

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If you’re ready, I’ll give you a sneak peak at what a RAW Vegan Athlete’s day looks like!

I always begin my mornings by waking up, of course, and then I go right for the hydration pump! Thats right, I rehydrate to get the juices flowing, and drink at least 32oz of spring water with fresh squeezed lemon, and sometimes, if I need a little more pep in my step, I’ll add a little cayenne pepper and some turmeric powders to shake things up a bit. This really opens up the cardiovascular system  and gets some serious blood pumping and supports the immune system.

 

The rest of my day typically looks like this…90% of the time I eat Raw organic fruits and vegetables, and the other 10% of the time, I might choose to  balance out with steamed veggies, rice , sprouted quinoa and/or MAYBE a baked potato. I will often go with 3 big green smoothies with lots of bananas and dates as my base along with a few other goodies, and plug in 3 32oz. jars of alkaline green juices, which almost always includes one of my favorite ingredients, watercress!

D I N N E R is always a treat and like an art show for me, where I get to be CREATIVE, have fun, and INDULGE! After fasting most of the day and giving my digestive tract a break from digesting heavy foods, I am ready to eat by 5 or 6 pm. I’ll typically make a HUGE rainbow salad and top it off with all of the healthy fats and fresh living sprouts that I can get in there!

Oh and I can’t forget about the best part, the dressing!  I go CRAZY with the dressing and make a huge amount of it! I almost always use an avocado base with a citrus fruit of some sort to give it some serious zing and zest, and then pour it on heavy with some kale chips and sit and ENJOY with a big smile!

I really don’t have a specific regiment that I follow, I just focus on abundance, and filling in 90% of my day with Organic Raw foods, smoothies, and or green juices, and leave the other 10% as what I call wiggle room. I do love the energy and the

 

way I feel when I am on the green smoothies and juices though, it’s powerful stuff! Don’t take my word for it, give it a try!

I love this saying, “Nothing looks as good as being healthy feels”

Have the best day ever friends!

 

-Ian Myers

 

 

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Are you using Apple Cider Vinegar? 10 Amazing benefits revealed in this article

apple ciderI know what you’re thinking, vinegar, gross! As far back as 400 B.C., Hippocrates (known as father of modern medicine), used apple cider vinegar to find remedy in a variety of different illnesses. From  improved insulin levels to weight loss, adding apple cider vinegar as an addition to your daily regimen may make some significant changes.

I discovered Bragg’s Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar a few years ago after someone told me that it can help balance the body’s PH, and can help you stay slim and trim. One of the most valuable things that I have learned along my health journey, is that keeping your body’s PH in balance is vital to maintaining a good level of health. Simply put, diseases cannot live in an alkaline environment because it starves them of the energy they need to develop. This can be beneficial to cancer patients and anyone looking to improve their health.

There are many uses and benefits for Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). It can be used internally and externally.

Here are 10 benefits to using Apple Cider Vinegar:

– 1-2 Tsp per day in 8 oz of water in the morning, mid-day and mid-afternoon can help energize your body and balance your body’s PH.

  • Weight loss– ACV contains Acetic acid, and studies have linked this to weight loss. Consuming ACV daily can help encourage weight loss when combined with a healthy balanced lifestyle.
  • Increased Energy– 1-2 tsp in 8-16 oz. of water in the morning can help energize your body and balance your body PH levels
  • Decrease muscle soreness- ACV is rich in enzymes and potassium. It can relieve sore muscles when applied to a cloth and rubbed on sore muscles.
  • Detoxifying properties– Helps remove body sludge toxins, mucus and supports a healthy immune system.
  • May benefit Type 2 Diabetics–  According to researchers from the Department of nutrition at Arizona State,  ACV could be beneficial for those who have type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that ACV improves insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics when they consume a high carbohydrate meal.
  • May be a Cancer preventative- In 2005, scientist at the A.P. John institute for cancer announced that acetic acid effectively kills cancer cells by “Starving” them of the energy they need to develop.
  • Anti-Septic, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal
  • Healthy Skin– It can be applied as a facial toner
  • Promotes Healthy Digestion- 1 tsp in 8-16 oz. of spring water before meal-time
  • Add shine to your hair– Use 1/2 tbsp of ACV per 8 oz. of water. I fill a spray bottle and spray it through my hair after shampooing several times per week for best results.

I want to emphasize that all apple cider vinegar’s are not created equal. What you want to look for is Raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized, apple cider vinegar. This will have the strongest, live enzymatic and the most potent healthy bacteria, giving you the most bang for your buck. The organic Unpasteurized versions on the store shelves will contain the “Mother of vinegar”, which is what the cob-webbed like sediment that you will see floating in the bottom of the bottle is, which is where all the good bacteria comes from.

One of the most reliable brands that I’ve found is Bragg’s Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. It’s inexpensive, long-lasting and can be found in most grocery stores and health food stores.

The Bragg’s Organic Raw Apple Cider brand is Raw, unfiltered, unheated, Unpasteurized and has 5% acidity. It also contains the amazing “Mother of vinegar”, which is where all the healthy bacteria comes from.

Enjoy ACV in the morning and or before meal-time for best results. It is recommended to take 1-2 Tsp in 8-16 oz. of spring water. If you find the taste to be too bitter, try adding some organic honey or stevia. Because vinegar can strip the enamel off your teeth, a little tip that I learned, is to rinse your mouth out with water after consuming and or use a glass straw.

 

Have a Healthy, Happy Day!!!

 

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Top 10 Beta Carotene Rich Foods

Beta Carotene
Beta Carotene

According to the American Cancer Society, Beta Carotene may prevent certain cancers by enhancing the white blood cells in the immune system. White blood cells work to block cell-damaging free radicals.

The orange pigment that is found in certain fruits and vegetables is derived from Beta Carotene, which is also a carotenoid compound.

Beta Carotene has been shown to aid with Alzheimer’s disease, cataracts, cystic fibrosis and may help reduce the progression of age-related macular degeneration.

Here are Top 10 foods that are high in Beta Carotene:

  • Carrots
  • Squash
  • Collard Greens
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Cantaloup Melon
  • Broccoli
  • Red Peppers
  • Swiss Chard
  • Kale

Getting in more of these high carotene foods, is a GREAT way to increase your vitality, and overall, great way to boost your health!

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References:

http://www.webmd.boots.com/men/ss/slideshow-foods-to-boost-male-health

Pictures of healthiest foods for men. http://www.olympiasportschiropractor.com. March 3,2014.

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Any advice relating to health or medical matters reflects the private opinion of the person giving this advice. It is not medical advice and IMWellness, Ian Myers, its members, employees and representatives claim no medical authority or expertise whatsoever; this also applies to herbal and other alternative treatments, and dietary, fitness and nutrition-related advice of all kinds. IMWwellness and Ian Myers takes no responsibility for any consequences resulting from following such advice. Anyone seeking health and/or medical advice is strongly advised to consult a qualified professional regardless of what he/she may read on IMWellness. Do not disregard medical opinion or make any changes to your healthcare based on what you may read on this site. You are solely responsible for all decisions you make regarding your healthcare.

Use this POWERFUL herb to Detoxify Heavy Metals, Alkalize and Improve Immunity

Cilantro
Cilantro-Natures Natural Heavy Metal Detoxifier

In this article, I will share with you the benefits on this POWERFUL Detoxifying herb known as Cilantro that has been shown to be extremely beneficial in detoxifying heavy metals from the body & boosting immunity.

Today, we live in a world where environmental toxins are all around us. Many of us have been exposed to heavy metals of some sort through our diet, medications, from the environment,  and or through work and play. Although there are some environmental toxins that we can’t avoid, there are many that we can avoid, such as what we put on our skin, in our hair, in our foods and use as household cleaners.

By educating ourselves and being informed, we can make better choices and avoid many of these environmental toxins.

BENEFITS OF CILANTRO:

  • Immune booster because of its high Anti-Oxidant properties
  • Rich source of Vitamin A, C, K and has traces of B Vitamins and folic acid
  • Helps with digestion
  • High in Antioxidants
  • Excellent source of calcium, supporting healthy bones
  • High in Omega 3 & 6 making it a great anti-inflammatory agent
  • Great for Eyesight because of the high amounts of beta-carotene and anti-oxidants
  • Powerful heavy metal detoxifier because it binds to heavy metals and loosens them so they can eliminated from the body.
  • Reduces the risk of kidney stones because of its diuretic and detoxifying properties

Here are a few ways you can implement cilantro into your lifestyle. Cilantro is a great addition to most salads and dressings, adding that perfect amount of pizazz and flavor. It can also be a great addition to any juice recipes, because of its fresh taste, without being overpowering.

One of my favorite recent juices with Cilantro is:

-1 cucumber

-1 head of romaine

-1/4 head of green cabbage

-1 bundle of cilantro

-1 green apple

-1/2 Lime

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Any advice relating to health or medical matters reflects the private opinion of the person giving this advice. It is not medical advice and IMWellness, Ian Myers, its members, employees and representatives claim no medical authority or expertise whatsoever; this also applies to herbal and other alternative treatments, and dietary, fitness and nutrition-related advice of all kinds. IMWwellness and Ian Myers takes no responsibility for any consequences resulting from following such advice. Anyone seeking health and/or medical advice is strongly advised to consult a qualified professional regardless of what he/she may read on IMWellness. Do not disregard medical opinion or make any changes to your healthcare based on what you may read on this site. You are solely responsible for all decisions you make regarding your healthcare.

References:

http://www.diagnose-me.com/symptoms-of/heavy-metal-toxicity.html

How to get Beautiful Radiant Skin

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Natures Vitamins

Do you want healthy, radiant skin, strong bones, and heathy shiny hair? Later in this article I will share a recipe that promotes  radiant skin and much, much more!

Growing up, I suffered from severe acne. I saw a number of different dermatologists and tried every antibiotic under the sun…I even tried accutane, and still found no true remedy! Once I started eating more natural foods in their natural state and juicing, I started to notice that my skin slowly began to clear up and I felt healthier. Certain vegetables, when combined together, can be extremely beneficial in aiding our body to heal itself naturally.

This recipe is packed full of Antioxidants, Vitamins, and Minerals, that all will promote Beautiful, Radiant Skin.

Health Benefits of Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Carrots:

  • Preventative  for kidneys and gallstones
  • Tomatoes contain lycopene and help reduce the risk of several cancers
  • They contain bio-flavonoids and carotenoids which are anti-inflammatory agents
  • They are high in vitamins A, C, K & contain beta carotene
  • Tomatoes are high in fiber, helping to fill you up without adding in a lot of calories and fat
  • Tomatoes are high in water which help flush the body of toxins
  • They contain chromium, which helps to balance the blood sugar
  • They are extremely hydrating to the cells in the body, thus promoting vibrant health

Radiant Skin Recipe:

  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 Cucumber

Click here to watch the How To YouTube video:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRGfggsGnOI

* Juice all the above items in a juicer and enjoy!

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References:

Carrot, Tomato, Starfruit Juice. Dailycookingquest.com. Web. February 21,2014.

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Any advice relating to health or medical matters reflects the private opinion of the person giving this advice. It is not medical advice and IMWellness, Ian Myers, its members, employees and representatives claim no medical authority or expertise whatsoever; this also applies to herbal and other alternative treatments, and dietary, fitness and nutrition-related advice of all kinds. IMWwellness and Ian Myers takes no responsibility for any consequences resulting from following such advice. Anyone seeking health and/or medical advice is strongly advised to consult a qualified professional regardless of what he/she may read on IMWellness. Do not disregard medical opinion or make any changes to your healthcare based on what you may read on this site. You are solely responsible for all decisions you make regarding your healthcare.

A creamy salad dressing that’s sure to please all your taste buds

Welcome to the IMWellness “Healthy Lifestyle” Blog, where you can find tips and tricks on Healthy Habits.

I am very excited to share this tasty salad dressing with you. You can prepare this in 5 minutes and is sure to please the taste buds!

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Ingredients you will need:

2 avocados

2 garlic cloves

2 Dates pitted

1-2 orange squeezed

1 lime squeezed

A few pieces of cilantro- I use a small handful

2 tbsp of Braggs apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp of Nutritional Yeast (optional)

1 tsp of sea salt

Instructions:

In a high powered blender, place all of the ingredients in and blend on high until smooth and creamy.

Enjoy~

Thank you for taking time to read my blog. I hope you found the information here to be helpful.

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Any advice relating to health or medical matters reflects the private opinion of the person giving this advice. It is not medical advice and IMWellness, Ian Myers, its members, employees and representatives claim no medical authority or expertise whatsoever; this also applies to herbal and other alternative treatments, and dietary, fitness and nutrition-related advice of all kinds. IMWwellness and Ian Myers takes no responsibility for any consequences resulting from following such advice. Anyone seeking health and/or medical advice is strongly advised to consult a qualified professional regardless of what he/she may read on IMWellness. Do not disregard medical opinion or make any changes to your healthcare based on what you may read on this site. You are solely responsible for all decisions you make regarding your healthcare