Solving our body by stepping into plant-based diet while building strength, one step at a time.

Month: March 2019

What Are The Challenges while using The Wim Hof Method?

What Are The Challenges while using The Wim Hof Method?

When I am trying to follow a new method, I am always excited to try it right away. However, as days go by, it is getting harder to and harder to follow through. Today marks the 9th day using Wim Hof method and I can […]

How To Restart The Nervous System

How To Restart The Nervous System

This claim is definitely out of this world. To manipulate your nervous system manually? To be honest, I havent heard this not until Wim Hof explained this idea. Wim Hof shared that when you inhale, your body becomes energized and alkaline. When you exert force […]

Anchor Your Plant-Based Journey This Lenten Season

Anchor Your Plant-Based Journey This Lenten Season

Are you looking for away to start your plant based journey? This is the perfect time to start because lenten season is already here! Usually, you can choose which one you want to give up for 40 days a devotion to your faith. Some people go for 40 days food fast OR, fasting from activities like social media or any type of entertainment.

Here, we want to focus on meat fasting. At this time you will feel resistance before trying to start with your journey. That’s totally normal but you have to dive in before the inner critic talk you out of it. Just jump and follow through.

Preparation

But before you start, it is always good to have food ideas for the remaining days of lent so that you’ll not end up on your usual meat restaurants near you. Usually, we end up eating the same old foods due to lack of food choices. So having an idea prior to your start date is also beneficial to safely navigate your journey. Below are 18 food ideas for the remaining days of lent.

  1. Tomato based pasta with basil and mushrooms.
  2. Fried tofu topped with sautéed green pepper, onions, and garlic.
  3. Baked Baby potatoes toped with dried basil leaves, salt, and pepper.
  4. Chopseuy with mushrooms.
  5. Sautéed broccoli with mushroom and onions.
  6. String beans sautéed in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and onion.
  7. Pasta in white coconut sauce and sautéed mushroom and onion.
  8. Salad in balsamic sauce or mango puree.
  9. Corn and mushroom soup in coconut sauce.
  10. Dried Taro leaves in spicy coconut milk stew (laing).
  11. Butternut squash and yard long beans in coconut milk stew (ginataangn kalabasa).
  12. Sautéed mung bean stew (ginisang monggo).
  13. Vegetable spring roll (lumpiang gulay).
  14. Young jack fruit curry (ginataang langka).
  15. Oil based pasta with shiitake mushroom and truffle oil. 
  16. Pesto pasta.
  17. Pumpkin soup with coconut milk.

What to expect on game time?

You will definitely feel the need to quit and revert back to your old eating habits. You may tend to forgot everything you planned for your plant based journey. Your inner resistance will convince you that what your doing is detremental to your health. Friends and family members will ask you why you are doing this. When that happens, stay calm and know that it’s only a test. Just commit and follow through. It’s simple and yet the most powerful part of the process.

Conclusion

While the main goal for you is to focus on your faith on this lenten season, it is also the perfect time to start with your plant-based journey. While there are tons of resistance prior starting, one courageous act of defiance will definitely silence your noisy inner critic once and for all.

To your amazing health,

Migs

Why Resistance Keeps You From Starting Your Plant-Based Journey

Why Resistance Keeps You From Starting Your Plant-Based Journey

Everyone experience resistance one way or another. According to Google, it means refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument. However, I encountered the deeper meaning of resistance while listening to Steven Presfield’s audiobook, The War of […]

Here’s Why You Need To Check The Ingredients of Softgels

Here’s Why You Need To Check The Ingredients of Softgels

Softgels and capsules comes in many sizes. Most of the time, it is used in supplements like probiotics and fish oils. It is super convenient and it is easily digestible. However, I want to let you know that not all capsules and soft gels are […]

Is There Really A Way To Regrow Lost Hair?

Is There Really A Way To Regrow Lost Hair?

There are hundreds of products out there that claims to be the silver bullet for hair regrowth. But most products I see always turns out to be an ineffective. Worst part? It is pricey. You may experience a very expensive “trial and error”, which may end up burning a hole through your wallet instead of solving the real issue.

Is there a way? I think there maybe, but I have to let you know first that I am still on this process as well and I am re-learning its concepts as of the moment. Also it made me understood a very important lesson, your hair is just a symptom of an underlying issue that you need to discover.

So it means, if I buy a hair regrow product without solving the main issue, it is just a bandaid to an open wound. Also, this process may take time, which can be frustrating at times because you are not seeing the results right away. But just like going to the gym, if you are doing the right things consistently, the results will come. I learned it the hard way.

So, I purchased an eBook about hair regrow and it talks about the concept of fixing the underlying cause of hairloss. It contains in 11 in-depth modules that explains the root cause of it and I want to share what I learned so far.

A quick look on fixing the underlying cause of hairloss

The first module talks about boosting your hair’s building blocks. You may need to create a plant- based smoothie and bone broths to give your hair the necessary nutrients for hair growth. I used fish bone here since I am still a pescatarian. But if you a 100% vegan, you can use the green smoothie instead.

Second, removing existing toxins using a 5 days fast. Theough time your body accumulates toxins that are present in your blood stream. The safest way to remove it is by doing a 5 days fast. No solid foods, just tea, carrot juice, or any organic juice you may prefer. This will help your stomach take a break so that your body can proceed with the detoxification.

Third, eat alkalazing foods. It is believed that a body that’s acidic can cause most common diseases nowadays. A typical western diet is highly acidic, that’s why it is best to avoid those.

Fourth, removing hairloss triggers like commercial shampoos, stress, hot showers, and water.

Fifth, reducing sugar intake. Sugar may have a corralation between DHT and hairloss. Scientific studies have identified that DHT has a direct link with hairloss. By minimizing sugar intake, you are also reducing the effects of DHT to your hair.

6th is combining food for optimum absorption. There are foods that goes along well together. That’s why identifying those foods are essential to health. Also, the more you drink a glass of water right after eating may cause indigestion because it dilutes the necessary stomach juices that breaks down food.

7th is allergies and autoimmune response may cause hairloss. It is best to identify the foods you are allergic to and make sure to avoid it. When an auto immune response triggers, DHT identifies your hair follicle as foreign, hence hair miniaturization.

8th, eating the foods that are right for your genes. Apparently, your genes requires specific foods for your body to perform at its best. Indigenous people usually don’t experience hairloss. These people usually eat foods based on their geographical location. If they deviate to it like adopting a western diet, your body will react to it and will show symptoms like hairloss.

9th, improve your gut flora. Eating processed meat may reduce the gut flora in your stomach. This is also true especially if the meat you eat has antibiotics in it, which is hard to detect. Most meats right now has some sort of antibiotics that’s why it is best to avoid it.

10th, oxygenation of blood through breathing exercises. For hair to grow, it needs nutrients and oxygen. That’s why it is also important to apply Wim Hof’s method here to make sure you have the the necessary levels of oxygen in your blood.

And lastly, reducing the frequency of semen ejaculation. This topic is specifically for men. It is believed semen is one’s life force. Longevity is associated for people who do not waste their “life force away”. That’s why it is best to control its frequency every month to make sure you don’t consume too much energy refilling your life force.

Conclusion

Hair is like tree planting. The more you give the right nutrients, the more it will grow. On the other side of the coin, if you do the opposite, it will show its symptoms physically. That’s why it is best to help your body rebuild itself as you are growing your hair by eating the right foods. This process is may take years before you see a significant results on your effort but it is definitely worth the try.

To your amazing health,

Migs

Build Strength Using Wim Hof’s Method

Build Strength Using Wim Hof’s Method

Wim How’s method focuses on breathing exercises that has a direct link to your endocrine and immune system.  Fascinating isn’t it? This claim is already proven time and time again from Wim Hof’s scientific test and medical scrutiny. This means that the you are energizing […]

“Adapt to Veganism”, Gordon Ramsay Implies

“Adapt to Veganism”, Gordon Ramsay Implies

Gordon Ramsay, the worldwide celebrity chef is now seeing the power of veganism as a part of a constantly changing customer preference. He is currently serving vegan dishes to his restaurants that baffled his new critic, Piers Morgan.   Gordon Ramsay not only understood the […]

The Fruits Of Strong Wrists

The Fruits Of Strong Wrists

Wrist strength is a key element for any training regimen. Whether you are a weight lifter or a gymnast, proper wrist training is essential for it to withstand the physical demands of your training.

Whenever you train, 95% of the the time you need your hands and wrist to do a certain movements to train your arms, back, chest, and more. That’s why any injuries associated to your wrist may be detremental to your training regimen. This may lead to required rest days, recovery time, and missed training workouts.

One simple right hook led to wrist injury

Since I am also doing light boxing, I need to ensure that my wrist can withstand the impact when I do rounds on the punching bag. I remembered when I tried to land a hook, my wrist landed the bag slightly beyond normal. In real fight sequence, a punch may land on an unpredicted pattern. With my case, it is just a flat punching bag waiting to be hit. As I hit the bag with all of my body weight, my wrist felt the unusual angle of my punch. I immidiately felt the sharp pain on my wrist and completely regretted it. That resulted to a month of healing time, which is difficult when you already build a momentum to your workout.

The Fruits Of My Wrist Training

That was a painful experience. I also don’t want you to experience anything like it even if you are not training on a heavy bag. That’s why I recommend this basic wrist training to make your wrist even stronger. A couple of days ago I tried a different variation of pushups. It is simply called, wrist push up. On the video below, you will he how it goes for a full 3 reps. Just a heads up, before I am able to do this move, I made sure to warm up my wrist using the following exercises first to prevent injury. It is also good to note that I am already doing the basic wrist training for almost 8 months now so my wrist. Also, I am using a soft yoga mat here to dampen the pressure on my wrist and skin to make it less painful on my first try.

First wrist pushup training

On the video above, I want to let you know that this is one of the fruits of constantly training your wrist. Doing this move without using the basic wrist training may lead to injuries so make sure to stregthen your fist before attempting this move.

Next level wrist training

Now, I noticed that the actual wrist pushup is different from the one I did above. I noticed that you need to start your push-up position on your knuckles. Then when you go down, trainsition to the your wrist, palms facing your face. Then going back up again to your wrist when you lift your body up to complete a full push-up. Here’s how it looks like.

First full wrist push-ups

As you can see, the wrist tends to bend from an unexpected angles. This is common when you lift your body as you transition to your knuckles. You also have to literally burst your energy on your way up to have a very minimal weighlessness. At that moment you can easily switch to your knuckles safely compared doing it slowly. If you experience this without proper wrist training will lead to wrist injuries.

In conclusion

The following videos are very helpful in training your wrist to the next level. However, like I previously mentioned, you need to practice the basic wrist training first before you want to attempt this move. Having the ability to do this is quite fun and exciting. Just make sure to do a safety precaution first to prevent any kinds of injuries associatied to it. Always remember, aim to have a strong and flexible wrist.

To your amazing wrist,

Migs

Trying Out the Wim Hof Method For The First Time

Trying Out the Wim Hof Method For The First Time

I woke up at the sound of the phone’s alarm. I checked the time and it’s 4:45 am. I said to myself, there’s still plenty of time. So I proceeded with my first breathing exercise using Wim Hof’s method. I lay down on my bed […]