Spirulina.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows in sea salt water, but you’ll usually find it in powder or tablet form at a health food store sold as a superfood. And a SUPERFOOD it is! Seaweeds in general are a highly concentrated source of nutrients. Spiriulina is special because of it’s high protein content and very health benefits.

Spirulina is a complete protein. That means that it contains all 9 essential amino acids that you have to obtain from your diet. There are 20 amino acids (protein building blocks) that our bodies need for optimal function.

9 of those amino acids are known as “essential amino acids” where as the other 11 are known as “non-essential amino acids”. The 11 non essential amino acids can be manufactured within our bodies from other nutrients. And the other 9 essential amino acids cannot be manufactured by the body, and thus must be consumed only through food. Spirulina contains all 9 essential amino acids, and it is about 70% protein by weight (with the rest of its energy coming from carbohydrates and good fats.)

You can add spirulina powder to your smoothie recipes and other raw treats as an added boost of protein by combining 1 scoop of hemp protein with a tablespoon of spirulina together. It’s important that you source high quality spirulina, as not all spirulina is created equal.

In only 100 grams of Spirulina you will find:

  • 57 grams of protein.
  • 3.6 grams of fiber.
  • 342 micrograms of Vitamin A. (beta-carotine)
  • 2.38 mg’s Vitamin B1.
  • 3.67 mg’s Vitamin B2.
  • 12.82 mgs Vitamin B3.
  • 94 micrograms Vitamin B9.
  • 66 mg’s choline.
  • 10 mg’s Vitamin C.
  • 28.g mg’s Iron.

Spirulina has many health benefits:

  • Supports liver and kidney function.
  • Strengthens digestive system.
  • Reduces sugar cravings.
  • Helps lower fasting blood glucose levels in those with diabetes.
  • Increases energy levels.
  • Nourishes the cardiovascular system.
  • Boosts the immune system.
  • Increases endurance.
  • Helps to increase focus and concentration.
  • Reduces appetite.
  • It is a concentrated form of chlorophyll, which helps to nourish and build the blood and remove toxins and heavy metals from your body.
  • Considered one of the cures and preventers of cancer.

 

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YOUniverse.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Earth is but a school for our soul to learn how to interact with itself, and experience it’s own energies. We must eliminate ego and accept wholeness in order to surpass what we currently are seeing amongst humanity. Don’t be blinded by man-made tales, gadgets and materials. You are the universe; it’s pronounced YOUniverse for a reason.

We all have a past we are not so proud of, mistakes made, hardships, dramas and lessons. Had we not, we wouldn’t have begun to live and progress. Know that with a clear mind, strong focus and pure intent ANYTHING is possible. Become lucid in all that you do. The walking realm is within the astral plane, within you. The material plane (what we perceive and have been deceived and taught to believe) is merely an illusion to distract and disrupt our true purpose, nature and abilities. What you have been told is “just a dream” is really where you should be placing your focus.

I’m just here to remind you to remember. Here to broaden your views and adjust your perspective. Heaven is a state of mind beyond thought, a state of being; a nirvana found within self beyond physical coordinates. Know that your purpose may not make sense to others and accept the fact in which that is of no importance. Be yourself until full and strive for the greatness in you. Speak only truth and see only love. Grow and be who you are becoming.

7 Money Tips To Improve Your Finances.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Improving your finances improves your happiness, in general, so I thought it would be important to share some tips that worked for me and works for many others. I’m currently in the best financial shape in my life due to these tips. Although the following tips won’t work for everybody, any money tip perspective is worth a read.

Here are my 7 Money Tips To Improve Your Finances:

1 – Spend less than you earn. This is almost the only tip you need, but it’s so important I’m going to break it down further. The biggest reason people get into financial problems is they spend money they don’t really have. Then they end up in a financial hole and it’s really hard to get out of that hole. Then they will have to work crazy hours or even work 2 jobs to keep up with their spending and pay off their debt. And as time passes, they end up with a life that’s about trying to pay for all the debt spending on crap they don’t really need. The bottom line is spend less than you earn. Spend less, work less, worry less and live happier.

2 – Don’t get into debt. If you spend less than you earn, obviously you won’t be in debt. It’s too easy to apply for a credit card and max out it’s credit limit. The whole point of the credit card business is to put you into debt so they can make money off of you with interest rates and fees. I suggest having only 1-2 credit cards for your convenience and to build credit. Make sure you pay off the entire balance right away when you use it and never get near or max out your credit limit. Student loans are another tool for getting over your head in debt. They’re not the worst debt if you’re paying for classes for a degree that’s going to earn you a lot of money in the future, but statistically, especially in this poor economy, most college graduates aren’t going to get an $80K per year job and shouldn’t take out $80K in student loans.

3 – Make a very simple budget. You should budget yourself before every paycheck with no exceptions. List your income, then list your bills (and savings). If the bills add up to more than the income, eliminate some unnecessary bills for next month. Use a simple spreadsheet to do the adding for you. This helps you to know what’s coming in and going out.

4 – Pay bills right away. If you have the money available, pay your bills as soon as possible. The best way to pay any bill is online, but if not, it’s just a matter of writing a check or money order, putting it in an envelope, and writing out an address. Whatever way you choose, do so immediately, so you don’t have to worry about it later. If you let the bill paying get pushed back, it becomes a dreaded thing, and your bills start to become overdue – debt.

5 – Savings is your first bill to pay. If you spend less than you earn, save the rest. If you don’t already have one, open up a savings account. Take a small portion of your check and make it an automatic payment that happens every payday, and make it the first and most important bill you pay. Discipline yourself to make it not optional. You’ll be happy as the savings grows, and it will all pay off in time when you need the money for a vacation, car, house, or when emergencies come up. I personally take $200 out from my check every payday and transfer it into my savings, but you choose how much you want to take out for your savings because everybody has a different income, different bills and a different budget.

6 – Use cash. Instead of charging things to credit cards or debit cards, use cash for non-bill spending such as eating out, gas and groceries. Spending cash makes the spending more real, and there’s an added advantage of knowing when you’re out of cash, instead of spending more than you think you have on a card. Bottom line is using cash helps you become a lot wiser with your money.

7 – Find happiness in life, not spending. Many times we buy stuff because we think (subconsciously) that it will bring us happiness. We just have to have the latest gadget or shoes or car. It’s so fun! And yet, we buy that stuff, and we’re only happy for a month or 2 at most. Then you just need to buy more. It’s a never-ending cycle. Instead, we should learn to grow. Live and love life. Find joy in nature and in the people around you. Find happiness in doing something you love, in exercise and meditation, music, literature, knowledge, art, photography, poetry, in your talents and gifts. And more! There’s so much in life to make us happy, there’s no need to find it in spending. Balancing your wants and needs is very important when it comes to your finances.

Preparation Is The Key To Finding Love.

by Jeremy Michaels

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A reader asked me for advice on how to look for love, trying to meet people and dating.

The “looking for love” part of life is definitely trying, and I have to admit I’m no dating expert. Though I have a lot of dating and relationship advice, there is something I’ve learned from experience. And that is that people must learn, experience and live their life the way they choose and reflect and make wise decisions for their situations and life obstacles.

My simple advice on those looking for love is to prepare for it. Here’s the thing: you can put yourself out there, but you don’t know if you’ll find anyone soon, or who that will be. It’s unknowable, and uncontrollable, and uncertain. Those are roadblocks in the mind, and if you have some ideal of a handsome prince or swoon-worthy princess coming along and falling into your lap, you’ll not only be greatly disappointed, you’ll be unprepared for when a good one does come your way.

So be prepared. Here’s what I’d suggest:

  • Get good at uncertainty: There’s no guarantee of anything, and honestly it would be no fun if there were guarantees. Whether you find anyone to date you is unknown, and whether the person you just started dating is the right fit for you is also unknown. So prepare by becoming good with uncertainty, by practicing it a lot. Do things that have uncertain outcomes, like starting a business or traveling cheaply with no set plans or making it a goal to talk to strangers every day. You’ll get much better at it with constant practice.
  • Let go of your ideals: You probably have some ideal of who you’re looking for — I know people who have made a “man board” with all of their ideal characteristics, or an “ideal woman” list with a laundry list of how she’ll look and what she’ll be good at. Good luck with that. You’re just making it harder on yourself if you need to find the perfect person who not only meets all these ideals, but has the right chemistry and likes you. Never limit your options on finding a good man/woman this way. Instead, practice letting go of your ideals and being open to what emerges. Be curious instead of certain.
  • Become emotionally self-sufficient: Instead of hoping that some other person will come along and meet all of your emotional needs, learn to take care of them yourself. You need nothing than what you already have, sitting right where you are now.
  • Do interesting things: Explore the world. Start something cool. Go on adventures. Learn new skills and languages. Build stuff. Write things. Do things that are different than most. Challenge yourself. Scare yourself. Not only will you become a more interesting person, you’ll have fun, become better at self-sufficiency and uncertainty, and have a few good stories to tell your future mate.
  • Get your health & finances in order: Who wants to date a loser? Not you, and not your future spouse. So start exercising, and get fit. Start saving and investing and eliminate your debt. And be awesome.

If you do most of the things on this list, you’ll be pretty prepared for when love knocks you over and flattens you.

How To Detox Properly?

by Jeremy Michaels

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It’s spring and people are ready to rejuvenate, and with this often comes the plans of a “detox”. Although spring is a good time to consider this important practice, many people go at it with reckless abandon that compromises their results. So before you go on a 21-day juice fast, consider these important activities to get the most out of your detox and maintain health.

SUPPORT YOUR LIVER:

Your liver is your largest internal organ, and is responsible for filtering our blood of toxins and removing any that do get into our bloodstream. When its function is compromised we accumulate toxins more quickly due to its inability to manage and dispatch toxins out of the body appropriately.

Therefore, it makes sense to specifically stimulate and detoxify this organ during a detox so it can properly handle its humble but vitally important job of removing toxins from our body. Key foods and herbs that stimulate liver function include:

• Herbs like milk thistle, dandelion, burdock root, artichoke, and turmeric.
• Foods like garlic, grapefruit, avocado, walnuts, and green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, swiss chard and collard greens.
• Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kefir and kombucha.

SUPPORT YOUR KIDNEYS:

Even though the kidneys are relatively small, they actually process about 20% of our blood to filter out waste and extra water. The processed blood returns to the body and the eliminated waste is stored in the bladder until it is excreted from the body through the urethra.

When you decide to detox you increase the amount of waste products to remove, and if your kidneys are not up to the challenge, you could create other problems such as bladder and kidney infections. Key foods and herbs that will ensure proper kidney support and function include:

• Herbs like uva ursi, corn silk, juniper berries, golden rod, and horsetail.
• Unsweetened cranberry juice.
• Apple cider vinegar.
• Magnesium: foods high in this mineral are whole grains, tahini, edamame, and nuts and seeds such as pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, brazil nuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, almonds and cashews.

PROMOTE BOWEL MOVEMENTS:

Frequent bowel movements are crucial to a proper detoxification process. Failure to move them properly allows toxins to reabsorb into your intestinal wall, which then makes it into your bloodstream and then eventually other areas of your body.

As a result, you need to ensure you are properly moving your bowels through a variety of foods, herbs, and nutrients that stimulate and lubricate the digestive system, including:

• Plenty of water.
• Variety of green leafy vegetables and other produce.
• Aloe vera, garlic, ginger, fennel, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kefir.
• Bentonite clay, activated charcoal, or diatomaceous earth for toxin binding and removal.
• Magnesium.
• Vitamin C.


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Your largest detoxification organ is your skin. If you find that it is dry, irritated, or blemished, it is a strong signal that toxins are being forced out due to overloads in your other primary detoxifiers like your liver and kidneys.

Opening your pores creates another gateway for toxins to leave your body. There are a few ways to do this, including:

• Dry brushing.
• Exercise.
• Infrared sauna.
• Hot baths. (add magnesium and essential oils for better results)


ENCOURAGE LYMPHATIC FLOW
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Your lymphatic system performs the important function of cleansing the fluid that surrounds your cells in your body by removing waste products. This not only helps protect your body from toxins, but it also allows your cells to perform their best.

Your lymph system doesn’t have a natural pump, so it requires movement in order to stimulate it and keep it from becoming stagnant. Some of your best options to do this include:

• Exercise.
• Massage
• Acupuncture
• Dry brushing

Now go ahead and do your detox more efficiently.

Dear You.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Dear You,

I feel like I can’t even say your name right now, because I’m so hurt by what you’ve become. I feel like I don’t even know you anymore. After all these years together, I thought you would have matured in the way you treat me and be more considerate of our relationship.

You cheated on me, I forgave you. You cheated again, and I’m still here for you. You tell me you’ve changed but I wonder if I can trust you. How do I know that you’ll really quit pursuing them instead of spending time with me. I feel as if all you do now is blame others when you mess up to and never take the blame yourself. What’s gotten into you? You constantly treat me badly and talk down to me, yet you expect me to be ok with us?

You say one thing, yet you do another. Half the time when we talk, I don’t even think you truly know what you want. Do you even care about me anymore? Sometimes I can’t even bear to look at you at the thought of some of your actions. Most of the time your selfish, your inconsiderate, you only care about you, and the way you treat me and others sometimes is down right terrible.

I often question why I’m even still with you. Why do I even care? I love you so I always want what’s best for you, yet I feel like sometimes you don’t want what’s best for yourself. I say that because so many times your actions don’t match your words.

I wish you would stop trying to be a people pleaser and start focusing on yourself. I guess I really just wish you’d pay more attention to me instead of everyone else. Is that too much to ask? We could be so great together if you would grow up and take responsibility for actions and your faults

What about all our great plans we had together? What about our hopes and dreams and the life we wanted to build together? Are you giving up on that? Are you giving up on us? How many times are you gonna tell me that its complicated and I wouldn’t understand. You distance yourself from me so much that I don’t even know why I try to get through to you, you obviously don’t listen.

I’m here for you, I really do love you and I want what’s best for you. I really want to work this out, I don’t want this to end.

That’s why I’m standing in the mirror telling you this.

God Bless,

Yourself

Don’t Heartbreak Yourself.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Never ignore the things you can’t cut off. Especially when it comes to your heart, your feelings, and your thoughts. At times emotions can be annoying, but trust that they’re there to better you, not to irritate you. However, don’t make emotionally based decisions. Use your brain more than your heart when it comes to your decision making. Don’t dismiss your gut feelings, allow your intelligence to support your intuition. Avoiding the truth may seem like the safe option but it’s actually the option you choose when you want to meet disappointment. When you have that feeling you just can’t ignore, listen to it.

It could be nothing or it could be the answer to some important unanswered questions. If you don’t trust your intuition you’ll never be able to guard your heart properly. Seek the truth only if you’re prepared to accept what you find. When you notice yourself ignoring facts just to save a situation, you’ve just volunteered to get played. When your brain tells you it’s time to go, be smart and leave. You can’t keep making excuses for people and exceptions for their actions. Some people just don’t care to show effort. You have to be strong enough to handle the truth. And you can’t always stop it from hurting you but you can refuse to let it break you. Use the pain for your progress, the tears for your triumph, and the struggle for your success. Save yourself some time; don’t ignore the obvious things, they’re right in front of your face for a reason. Don’t heartbreak yourself.

The Greatest Threat To Peace: United States.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Earth has had 248 armed conflicts since WW2. The United States of America started 201 of them (81%), killing millions of people.

According to factual statistics these U.S.-started armed attacks have killed approximately 20 million and counting. 90% of these deaths are innocent children, elderly people and ordinary working civilian men and women in certain countries around the globe. The U.S. has murdered more people than “Hitler’s Nazis”.

The United States and it’s corrupted government and ally countries governments, all control and financed by the global elite, has a war of aggression towards certain nations it doesn’t have control of. Whether it’s for oil, drugs, natural resources, to establish a central bank, to establish a military base, and/or to profit for the military industrial complex and corporations, just know there’s an agenda and the people in power are trying to gain something. The global elite’s agenda has surfaced throughout the last decade and underneath the roots of their war tactics is money, power and control.

Most of the wars started or continued by the United States are based on lies. Lies such as “Iraq has WMDs” or “Bin Laden and 19 Islamic terrorists did 9/11” or “we had no idea Japan was going to attack Pearl Harbor” or “we are going into Syria/Libya/Lebanon/Yemen/Somalia/etc for terrorist jihadists or humanitarian aid” or “Vietnamese speed boats sunk a United States ship”, etc.

Most wars are started by false flag operations by the CIA. These U.S-led wars are not even close to lawful. U.S. corporate media is required and criminally complicit to lie in omission and commission to “cover” these war crimes from public recognition. Both U.S. political parties are required and criminally complicit to lie, vote and even profit from these war crimes. Also, developed nations who are closely allied to the U.S. are criminally complicit in these war crimes as well by direct participation and/or refusing to enforce war law to stop obvious, unlawful and lie-started wars of aggression.

The following are some of the major U.S.-started armed conflicts or wars since World War 2:

  • The Korean War (1945-1953)
  • Syria (1949)
  • Iran (1953)
  • Guatemala (1954)
  • Laos (1955-1965)
  • Tibet (1955-1970)
  • Indonesia (1958)
  • Cuba (1959-1961)
  • Congo (1960-1965)
  • Iraq (1960-1963
  • Cambodia (1960-1969)
  • Vietnam War (1961-1973)
  • Syria (1963)
  • Ecuador (1963)
  • Dominican Republic (1961-1965)
  • Cuba (1961)
  • Brazil (1964)
  • Ghana (1966)
  • Bolivia (1967)
  • Greece (1967)
  • Somalia (1969)
  • Uruguay (1970)
  • Bolivia (1970)
  • Chile- (1970-1973)
  • Argentina (1976)
  • Turkey (1980)
  • El Salvador (1980)
  • Poland-1980 (1989)
  • Nicaragua (1981-1990)
  • Grenada (1983)
  • Panama (1989)
  • Philippines-1989
  • Kuwait and Iraq (1991-1995)
  • Somalia (1992-1995)
  • Haiti (1994)
  • Bosnia (1994-1995)
  • Colombia (1997)
  • Kosovo (1999)
  • Afghanistan (2001-today)
  • Venezuela (2002)
  • Iraq (2003-today)
  • Libya (2009-2011)
  • Ukraine (2014-today)
  • Syria (2011-today)
  • Drone strikes in Pakistan/Yemen/Lebanon (2011-today)

Today (2014) the United States has military personnel in 130 countries around the world. More shocking, the U.S. has over 900 military bases overseas. People around the world view the United States as the greatest threat to peace; voted two times more dangerous than any other country.

What’s sad is most people are not informed about the elite – who are pulling the strings of every policy and agenda behind the scenes.

5 Signs of a Damaged Man. (for the ladies)

by Jeremy Michaels

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Men aren’t often considered when it comes to being emotionally abused in relationships, because usually they are the abusers. However, a lot of men have been hurt by women in the past and carry psychological damage and unresolved anger into their new relationships. These problems prevent them from forming healthy relationships and drives the women in their lives out the door and heartbroken themselves.

Here are 5 signs that he’s an emotionally damaged man:

1 – He’s brokenhearted. He claims his ex was a big bitch and/or cheated on him. He hasn’t gotten over the fact she broke his heart and he holds what she did against every other woman he dates in subtle ways.

2 – He has a big wall up and avoids sharing his emotions. He’s afraid of believing things can actually be good, despite having all the urges to be in a normal healthy relationship, as everything in the past has made him believe this isn’t possible. He holds back on his emotions and relives painful events from the past in ways that negatively affects his present relationships.

3 – He’s a woman hater. He is extremely angry at women and blame them for all of his problems, similar how women do towards men. He unfairly labels all or most women as “cheaters”, “liars”, “hoes” and/or “skanks” without realizing that it is his own willingness to compromise along with making poor choices in women in the past that has led to such labeling.

4 – He engages in emotionless sex. His intentions is to only engage in non-committal, no-strings-attached sex with women. He’s inattentive and emotionless in the sack.

5 – He questions your thoughtful actions. Every man likes to think that when he goes out of his way to be thoughtful, it will be appreciated. But when it comes to hurt men, when a woman goes out of her way to do something nice and special, her thoughtfulness is interpreted as trying to make amends for something she has done against him.