nutrition

Hedge Witch, Vedge Witch

January, 2019

Naked Nutrition

More and more folks are embracing a plant-based lifestyle, many of whom are pagans as being plant-based fits in with “do no harm”. Plant based is best for our animal companions and it is best for us. This new occasional column will review offerings within the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle.

First up, is “Naked Nutrition“, who recently reached out to PaganPagesOrg. After a few back and forth emails, I was sent a couple of samples.

The first, and largest, is NAKED CHOC PB. I received a 5 lb. tub. I’m grateful that I make smoothies so often! This is really tasty vegan protein powder. I tend to buy vanilla protein powders, so this was quite a change for me. It was thick and creamy enough without my adding anything to it, but, to change it up, I added a banana and a tablespoon of peanut butter. Yummy!!

NAKED CHOC PB is made from slow-roasted peanuts grown on US farms and organic cacao. That’s it – two ingredients. It’s dairy free (vegan), soy free and gluten free. There are no GMO’s, no salt, no sugar and nothing artificial.

I also received two vegan protein powder samplers, one of which I gave to my daughter for another opinion. The sampler included: Contains Naked Pea, Chocolate Less Naked Pea, Vanilla Less Naked Pea, and Naked Rice in single serving pouches.

Naked Pea is made exclusively from raw yellow peas grown in the USA and Canada. It is vegan, gluten free, and soy free. Chocolate Pea is the Naked Pea, but with raw organic chocolate powder and organic coconut sugar. Naked Pea is the same but with vanilla. Naked Rice is made from organic sprouted whole grain brown rice. Once again, it is gluten free, soy free and vegan.

To those thinking this is a company that only makes vegan protein powders, be aware that they have many kinds available that are not plant-based; some for gaining weight, some made with whey and casein, and some made for those looking to gain weight, add creatine, amino acids, or collagen; they even have several made with goat milk, egg whites and sweet potatoes. Two that I have found are pre-workout supplements.

Their website has quite a few recipes for using the protein powders, some for smoothies and a few for protein bites and bars. There is also an abundance of articles on their blog for weight gain/loss, muscle building and fitness tips, among others. All of the reviews listed on their website are quite good.

Each of the protein powders comes in a 5 pound tub at the cost of

$54.99. You can also subscribe monthly and the price becomes a bit less.

So, if you like smoothies and use a protein powder, I suggest you give this one a try. I think you will like it.

You can find Naked Nutrition at: https://nkdnutrition.com/

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About the Author:

Susan Morgaine is a Daughter of the Goddess, Witch, Writer, Teacher, Healer, and Yogini. She is a monthly columnist with PaganPages.org Her writings can be found in The Girl God Anthologies, “Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speak” and “Jesus, Mohammed and the Goddess”, as well as Mago Publications “She Rises, Volume 2, and “Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess”. She has also been published in Jareeda and SageWoman magazines. She is a Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach/Facilitator through She is the author of “My Name is Isis”, one in the series of the “My Name Is………” children’s books published by The Girl God Publications. A Woman International, founded by Patricia Lynn Reilly. She has long been involved in Goddess Spirituality and Feminism, teaching classes and workshops, including Priestessing Red Tents within MA and RI. She is entering her 20th year teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, being a Certified instructor through the Kundalini Research Institute, as well as being a Reiki Master. She is a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon. She can be found at https://mysticalshores.wordpress.com/ and her email is MysticalShores@gmail.com

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Getting the Energy from Your Food

May, 2006

We all know about the necessity to eat right, and strive to do so as often as possible. Yet, many of us occasionally slip and go to a fast food restaurant anyway – bad eating habits are hard to change. I had this problem too, until I found out how to make the best out of this unpleasant situation, when I had a craving for something unhealthy. Nowadays, wherever I go, I don’t have to worry about levels of cholesterol or calories, they are all incorporated into the plan.


Many years ago I learned about the Pranic method of classifying food. It turns out that Prana, the universal life force, can be found in abundance in certain products, and in lesser quantities in others. Thus, when we ingest a particular type of food, we obtain from it a corresponding amount of energy. This very logical consideration led me to the idea of charging anything I eat. What if I decide, what kind of energy is stored where, and to what end, I thought, and conducted my first experiment.


A very appealing chocolate bar was lying on my kitchen table, and I simply couldn’t refuse its summons. As I took the first bite out of the delicious German invention, I imagined it having energy of its own, which I resolved to adapt to my needs. I pictured a beam of green light spreading from the chocolate to all of my energy centers. I saw those energy centers in my mind’s eye as revolving spheres, swelling from the green light which inundated every single one of them. I made a mental command to my mind, to use this excess of energy for my daily activities, whenever I feel weaker than usual.


Needless to say, my experiment worked wonderfully. I found strength to do many assignments which I would normally find taxing. My energy reserves definitely increased. But during my next experiment, I thought I should take an additional precaution. I ate something rich in cholesterol, of the bad kind, and decided to compensate for it by exercising further my imagination.


I imagined cholesterol in my body being comprised from little red cells, shaped as circles. I next pictured them drawn form my blood stream towards the energy center that was a little below my navel. This energy center, known in the East as Tan Tien, was, in my mind, recycling the cholesterol cells. They were literally moving through the Tan Tien, and when they came out, they changed their color from red to green, to signify their new function.


Instead of the detrimental job they have been doing in my body, they have become a new form of energy that I gave my brain to redistribute at need. I kept changing more of the cholesterol cells that way, stipulating for the process to end when the cholesterol level was low enough not to pose a danger.


I performed this exercise several times, and then did a similar form of recycling with the sugar levels. I conditioned the recycled sugar cells to supply my brain pathways with the appropriate amount of energy, and seemingly, so they did.


Interestingly enough, when I did my blood test a month later, it turned out my cholesterol dropped 200 points from the high level it previously was. It finally convinced me that my imaginary tricks gave at least some tangible results. Fortunately, these exercises in creative visualization can be tailored to individual needs. You can make them work for you as well, or even better, than they worked for me. Bon Appetite!


*Disclaimer: My system started working for me better with more practice, and it required total belief in the validity of the methods involved. Any doubt might reduce the effectiveness. Don’t try unless you are completely sure it will help.*


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author bio:


Ishamael


asdraikh@yahoo.com


Ishamael is a numerologist who developed his own

system, aided by his math degree from the Tel Aviv

University in Israel, his knowledge of Kabala and

ancient cultures, and inherent psychic abilities. He

is also a certified hypnotherapist and a rune master,

currently dwelling in Southern California.