Our body has self-healing capacity

Dr. Jensen’s thoughts:

“The true responsibility for the handling of disease should be put directly in the hands of those who are dedicated to preventing diseases.

We spend a great deal of time and money patching and fixing up a broken-down physical vehicle that was designed to be self-repairing, self-rebuilding, self-rejuvenating. If we would only take care of it properly in the beginning, it wouldn’t develop so many problems.

Every disease takes time to develop. To eliminate a disease properly it is necessary that we spot it and take care of it in the beginning.

Our American cancer society says that I takes at least 20 years to develop many types of cancer. Where is the doctor who can diagnose and take care of these diseases in the beginning? People need prevention and early treatment, not such a late diagnosis that there is little that can be done.

A body that is chemically well-balanced will normalize itself. Every disease, every symptom, discharge, pain, indicates chemical imbalance in the body.

Eighty percent of all diseases treated in the U.S. are chronic. I am sure that half of these problems could be corrected by developing the proper nutritional balance in our eating program.”

Source: The Chemistry of Man by Bernard Jensen, PhD.  Whitman Publications 2007.

Hole in the Wall South Africa Trip We Love

LSD Trip in the Wild Coast, South Africa

Yesterday, we rode over 450 kilometers mostly under the rain. In the last 5 hours of the ride we got fog, enough rain to get us wet to the bone and the temperature dropped down enough to make us shiver in cold. The roads have gotten much worse which required full concentration at all times. The paved roads had potholes the size of small craters and the dirt roads had mud, gravel and big ruts. I will not list the variety of animals on the road…

Yesterday’s ride has been the hardest one in the last 3,000+ Km that we have ridden in South Africa. We got really scared when a black goat jumped in front of us on the highway. I’m not sure who was more scared, the goat or us, but luckily he jumped back where he came from just seconds before we hit it.  In the last hour of the ride it was dark; the road became very technical with a mix of sections of gravel, mud, animals, rain and fog, with steep up hills and down hill. We did not expect or plan for the ride to be so long, difficult and exhausting.

As I write, we are in the Wild Coast of South Africa. Our lodge is south of Coffee Bay on top of a beautiful hill overseeing the Indian Ocean. The waves are breaking loudly against the cliff and the full moon rays are struggling to come through the dark clouds.  Only the thunders allow us to get glimpses of our magical surroundings.

The Wild Coast is one of South Africa’s most remote stretches of shoreline. The scenery is surreal, the energy around us is paradisiac and after a delicious meal this is the perfect time to reflect on the experiences we have had in the last few weeks. As we look back we realize that the past few days have been a Look, See and Decide (LSD) trip.  We will let the pictures narrate the trip:

Riding_with_Johan

When we arrived in South Africa we did not know what to expect. We were excited to be arriving into this wild continent and at the same time scared from all the stories we hear on the news. On our arrival Johan in the picture above picked us up at the airport and for the next few days he was our guardian angel. He and his family looked after us, provided guidance on our trip and helped us get organized. The most amazing thing was that we have never met Johan before our arrival and we connected with him through a motorcycle forum.

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We rode our first 1,000 Kilometers in the area around Cape Town and we could have easily ridden much more as you can appreciate from the picture above.

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After a week in the Cape Town area we headed to Cape Agulhas the southernmost point in Africa where the Indian Ocean meets with the Atlantic Ocean. A sense of happiness and achievement surrounded us.  Finally we felt that we were in Africa in a once in a lifetime adventure.

cango_caves_oudtshoornFrom Cape Agulhas we headed inland to Oudtshoorn to visit the Cango Caves. We did the adventure tour that required climbing and sliding across narrow holes under the grounds. The smallest passage was just under 30cm high at the exit! The cave system of tunnels and chambers was impressive to say the least and the picture above does not do justice to the beauty of the caves.

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From Oudtshoorn we went to Plettenberg Bay. We stayed in Brian’s house (identity hidden) shown in the picture above. Brian is an ex-diamond smuggler. He made a small fortune in the 80’s going to Namibia and buying diamonds that were stolen from the diamond beaches.  Brian told us that in Namibia there are beaches that are full of diamonds and you can pick them up from the sand. These are not large diamonds but they are big enough for wedding rings. Anyway, Brian was a very interesting character with a lot of great stories.

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While in Plettenberg Bay, we went to Knysna for the day. The views of “the Heads” where spectacular and the food amazing. It was a good day!

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From Plettenberg Bay we headed to Addo to see the Elephant National Park. It is one of the few places if not the only place in South Africa where you get to see so many elephants together in one place. The elephants provided a lot of food for thought. It reminded us of the Indian God Ganesh and our time in Asia. It reminded us that we are in Africa. It reminded us that this animals are being killed for their ivory tusks.

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In Addo we were guest of John the owner of Orange Elephant Backpackers. John is a motorcyclist who read about our trip and wanted to support us along our way north. It was great to meet him and we were very thankful for his help!

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From Addo we came to Coffee Bay. Yesterday due to the rain our camera drowned and we were not able to take pictures. The picture above and below are from today’s ride to Hole In The Wall a few kilometers south of Coffee Bay.

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The beaches in the Wild Coast are just unbelievable!  It was nice to see the sun after a long day riding under the rain.

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The famous Hole In the Wall.

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The picture above is where we are currently writing this blog post. On the right is our small hut overseeing the Indian Ocean. As we Look back we realize that we have Seen much more than we expected and it will be challenging to Decide what to do after the Trip.  Maybe it is just better not to think about it and do what my father told Tarci: “Go with the flow and just keep both wheels in balance”.

48 Hours to Africa!

Imagine being in a gorgeous tropical island in the middle of the ocean and in 48 hours being dropped in one of most dangerous and most beautiful places in the planet – Africa!

We have spent the last 6 weeks in Bali meditating about life, redesigning this blog, practicing Yoga and embracing our new lifestyle. We have also been planning our next leg in our holistic healing journey – Africa!

Africa Route

The plan for Africa is to travel by motorcycle across the continent. We will start in Cape Town and from there we will travel north. As of today we are not completely sure how far north we will be able to reach, however, if the political situations, weather and safety permit we plan to reach Egypt.

Over the last 6 months our focus has been to find our internal Self. We visited spiritual places, we embraced spiritual practices and have traveled within ourselves through meditation and other techniques such as Yoga Nidra. Now we plan to travel outside ourselves and to help other people.

Every year in Africa over 200 million people get infected with malaria and of those more than 500,000 people die. The shocking part about these statistics is that malaria is a preventable and curable disease. The saddest part is that over 90% of the of the people who die are children below the age of 5. Malaria is the number 1 killer in Africa and we want to do something about it.

Through this blog, social media and traditional media we plan to increase awareness about this deadly diseases and motivate people like you to take action to help eradicate this disease. We have started to develop online tools to facilitate knowledge sharing about new strategies to fight this diseases.  If you are interested to learn more about our initiative or are interested in supporting us please leave a comment below or send us a message.

Today we are starting to pack. Last night was difficult to sleep. Maybe because we don’t know what to expect upon arrival in Africa. Traveling by motorcycle is not easy and is not the safest method of transportation. So we are in this emotional roller coaster of excitement and doubt – are we really doing this???

12 Special Moments in 2012

According to the Mayan calendar, an era in humanity’s history ended on December 21, 2012.  After this date, begins a new 5,125-year cycle. This transition marked a shift in human consciousness. Researchers devoted to the study of consciousness and evolution say that a large segment of humanity will not be ready for this evolutionary leap, but those who are will be in a place to help those souls who are still focused on war, conflict and segregation. People who are already making this evolutionary shift will pave the way for others to move towards “unity” and “oneness”.

It is an interesting coincidence that in 2012 we decided to radically change our lives and that this thought crossed our minds in Mexico, close to where the ancient Mayan civilization settled.

We hope that in 2013 we see more natural holistic healing methods preventing diseases, people becoming more spiritual, and resources being channeled to those who need it the most.

We leave you with a summary of 12 special moments in 2012 and with a prayer to achieve true freedom through love in 2013.

Christmas in Tuscany, Italy, with Salva’s family

Toscana Italia Wine with Family_Trip We Love

Eating cheese fondue in Basel, Switzerland

Basel Switzerland Eating Fondue_Trip We Love

Celebrating with pisco sour and special friends in Mexico  

Mexico city with Friends_Trip We Love

A wonderful Easter holiday in Playa del Coco, Nicaragua, with family and friends

Playa del Coco Nicaragua_Trip We Love

A warm blessing from Tarci’s family in Brasília and Recife

Brasilia Recife Brazil Family_Trip We Love

Getting the good vibe from special friends in Atlanta, United States

Atlanta USA Friends_Trip We Love

Starting our journey in Thailand!

Mae Rim Thailand Rice Fields_Trip We Love

Dedicating time to “look inside” in Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh India Meditation_Trip We Love

Touring Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Singapore in search of  healthy food

Malaysia Singapore_Trip We Love

Visiting Salva’s sister in Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong China_Trip We Love

370 hours of Yoga and Thai Massage Training in Nepal

Kathmandu Nepal Yoga Teacher Training_Trip We Love

Matteo: our Christmas gift imported from Australia and made in Italy. Dinner in Ubud, Bali (Indonesia)

Ubud Bali Indonesia_Trip We Love

 

Link to Prayer: The Toltec Path to Freedom

 

Rishikesh ‘Yoga Capital of the World’

“Ever since the Beatles rocked up at the ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the late ’60s, Rishikesh has been a magnet for spiritual seekers.”

The Beatles traveled to Rishikesh in 1968 to study Transcendental Meditation and composed nearly
48 songs, many of which appear in the White Album. This inspiring place, set in the foothills of the Himalayas, and on the banks of the sacred Ganges River, was where we started learning about the spiritual and philosophical aspects of Yoga. We highly recommend the book Bhagavad Gita as well as others in our library.

Meditating by the Ganges River

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Peaceful view of Rishikesh and the Ganga early in the morning
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We thought this would be a very quiet city but it is actually not that easy to find peaceful places among the cars, motorcycles, monkeys, cows, people and other noises that you would only know if you have been to India. It can also be a little “dangerous”! Salva was attacked by monkeys who stole his mango and bananas while he was crossing the bridge. He tried to hide it from them but the monkeys were pretty determined. They would not let us by until we gave them everything! Check out the short video below.

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To get the full experience we could not miss a visit to a local recommended astrologer, where we did our Vedic horoscope, birth charts, palm reading and a spiritual ritual to bring us protection, love and health.
Salva making an offering to the Gods with the astrologer B.P. Uniyal and God Ganesh on the back
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What is your favorite spiritual, yoga or meditation book? Let us know in the comment section below. Thank you!

Why a Cleansing Fast and How to Prepare?

The following sections are directly transcribed from the booklet we received. We hope you find this helpful to understand better what we are doing and to make a better informed decision if you ever thought about doing one of these cleansing fast programs:

Overview:

These programs work as a healing mechanism. They start working at full potential after 24-36 hours without the intake of food. Our healing mechanism works best when we stop eating, ingesting, digesting and metabolizing food.

Our bodies switch to DETOXIFICATION MODE and remove parasites, toxins and potentially cancerous cells. This waste material is then dumped into the bloodstream for excretion through the liver, colon, lungs and skin. The tired and weak feeling experience during the first 3 to 4 days are due entirely to the presence of these toxins and other waste matter waiting to be excreted, NOT the lack of food. Incidentally, you will be taking so many detoxifying drinks, cleansing herbs and nutritional herbs, you will not get physically hungry at all.

These programs will remove large amounts of toxic and waste materials from your system and also promote the loss of many kilos of putrefied matter and fat. This will enable your body to begin to RE-BUILD and REJUVENATE, thus giving you more vitality and help prevent further illness. Learn to follow the “Five Habit System” of cleansing, breathing properly, food combining, exercise, meditation and peacefulness. All of these help to make a healthier and happier life!

Step 1: How to prepare yourself (the correct way)

Before starting any fasting program we strongly encourage you to do what we call a “Pre-cleanse”. This should be for at least 2-3 days, or even 1-2 weeks! It depends how toxic you think you can be – everyone is different.

Basically this involves eating only fruit, salad and only slighted cooked vegetables with juices, herb teas and plenty of pure water. No meat, processed foods, alcohol, caffeine or soft drinks. We have specially designed what we call our “LIVER FLUSH DIET” which consists of salads, veggie soups, lighly steamed vegetables and our famous liver flush drink. This drink has extra virgin oil, fresh garlic, ginger and cayenne pepper mixed with freshly squeezed orange juice and lemon. It starts the process of elimination by assisting the liver, kidneys and call bladder to detoxify and cleanse.

Liver Flush Drink Recipe

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ingredients for 2 portions:

Orange Juice – 2 cups

Lime Juice – 2 table spoons

Garlic – 2 cloves

Ginger – 2 pieces

Olive oil – 2 table spoons

Cayenne pepper – 2 capsules of 500 mg each

However, if you want to add more ginger or garlic. You can do..!

Instructions:

Blend everything in a high power blender for 1 minute or until all ingredients are well mixed together.  Enjoy it!

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