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Shungite the Miracle Stone

Shungite, a rock deposit found in Russia is the only known natural source of fullerenes on Earth (with the exception of a few meteorites). The rock has been studied extensively by Russian scientists, but only within the last few years has information regarding it has reached the Western world. According to Russian and Ukrainian research, fullerene-rich shungite has the ability to neutralize numerous forms of negative energy. It weakens electromagnetic emissions, essentially providing protection from electromagnetic fields and has also been successfully used for many years in Russia to assist patients with depression, trauma, and other emotional and psychological disturbances.

Fullerenes were brought to the attention of the world when research on them gained the scientists a Nobel Prize. This is because the fullerenes in shungite will cleanse water and then infuse it with a potent healing vibration. Place a handful of shungite stones next to your electronics—like your computer, microwave, mobile phone and television. Also among the list of contaminants it will remove are: bacteria (and other microbes), nitrates, heavy metals, pesticides, volatile organics, pharmaceuticals, chlorine, and fluoride (however, as with other forms of carbon filtration it is not recommended for the removal of fluoride because it becomes burdened so rapidly). Shungite’s benefits and healing powers are said to come from its rare, non-crystalline carbon mineral foundation. It is an amazing stone, said to be around 2 billion years old and one that is beneficial to a healthy life. It is one of the only known natural materials that contain fullerenes, which are powerful anti-oxidants. It has also been credited with healing those who have developed sensitivity to man-made electrical devices. In particular, it is known to help skin complaints, and water infused with it may be used to cleanse problem areas.

Shungite helps in making a connection to the earth, and can be carved into a variety of shapes. This includes spheres or pieces of stone that have been carved into pyramid shapes, as well as pendulums. Any type of shape can be utilized for this purpose. Research indicates there is a decrease in histamine in the bloodstream of those who drink shungite water and a corresponding decrease in allergies. Shungite water also improves the elasticity of the skin and heals many other related skin problems. One of the reasons shungite has the ability to neutralize contaminants is because the fullerenes within its composition can hold a tremendous amount of hydrogen. It is a stone that makes a strong earth star chakra connection, and its ancient heritage means that it brings the ancient earth mystical energy into play. It is both a stone for the base or root chakra and the earth star and it is a strong stone for grounding you to the earth in a similar way to most black stones. Shungite is an extraordinary stone to keep within your aura, and a piece of stone may be used if jewellery is not available.

The energy embodied within this ancient stone is said to absorb and eliminate anything that is a health hazard to human life, and it has active metaphysical properties with strong healing powers. Since this stone was discovered in Russia in the 1700’s, they have been recording amazing results from it and use shungite chips of various sizes to purify water.

Wearing a pendant at the level of the heart chakra brings the stone into contact with a very receptive point and increases its beneficial effect. A necklace of shungite pearls, because of its size, will exercise a powerful effect on the whole energetic body. This is a stone that makes a strong earth star chakra connection, and its ancient heritage means that it brings the ancient earth mystical energy into play. It is both a stone for the base or root chakra and the earth star and it is a strong stone for grounding you to the earth.

Bracelets are also very effective because the wrist is traversed by many meridian lines. They are especially useful for those people who are in contact with a computer mouse or a telephone all day. Bracelets can ward off numbness in the arm.
Earrings, although they are small in size, are useful in protecting the ear from the impact of waves coming from cell phones or cordless phones.

You can also find cloth belts filled with shungite pebbles that can be worn around the waist or on painful or depleted areas. During convalescence they are very effective in restoring lost vitality to the whole body as well as during periods of sustained effort. Although such belts are very effective and invigorating, they are temporary measures and should not be used every day. If you begin wearing a belt, try it first for a few hours and then increase its use by stages. Listen to your body as it knows its own needs and will be able to tell you when you don’t need to wear the belt any more.

Rinse shungite stones thoroughly but without soap, under running water. Put the shungite stones in a glass or enamel container and pour cold water in the following proportions: 100 g of shungite per 1 litre of water. Scientists have stated that in 30 minutes the water will be cleared and will develop antibacterial properties but the best results will come after the water has been left standing with shungite for2 to 3 hours. The water will finally acquire all the medicinal properties in 8 – 10 hours. For therapeutic and preventive purposes it is recommended to drink no more than 250 ml of shungite water per day. It is also recommened that you rinse shungite stones once a month under running water and put them in the sun to recharge. Do not cleanse shungite under running tap water that contains chlorine or other contaminants. Apparently shungite can be used indefinitely.

Shungite stones can be divided into three types depending on the content of carbon in them. Types 2 and 3 are usually called regular shungite and contain from 50 to 90 per cent to 30 to 50 per cent carbon, respectively. All the shaped products on the market like pyramids, spheres, bracelets, etc. are made of regular shungite since it accounts for the majority of shungite found in Karelia and can be easily shaped and polished.

Type I shungite is called noble or elite shungite and contains from 90 to 98 per cent organic carbon. Elite shungite nuggets have shiny silvery surfaces and have a high energetic potential due to the high percentage of carbon. The deposits of elite shungite are extremely scarce and account for less than one per cent of all shungite found. It is usually dug up carefully by individuals while types II and III are more commercially mined. Elite shungite stones appear to be a perfect natural healer and energy stabilizer and are often sold in their original form since they are very fragile. You can have an elite shungite nugget near your working space or a bed while sleeping in order to provide comprehensive protection against geopathic influence or you can have a small elite shungite nugget in your pocket or a small jewellery item to protect yourself from electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) radiation that effect your everyday life. Shungite can be polished and non-polished but still provide the same end results.

Disclaimer: The contents of this website are not intended to replace a one to one relationship with your health practitioner nor are they meant as medical advice. You are encouraged to do your own research and make your own decisions in partnership with your medical practitioner.

Rev up Metabolism to Lose Weight

Summer is almost here and you want to look and feel your best. You want to lose weight and be full of energy. You want to get into smaller clothes, look sharp, get those admiring looks and feel good within yourself. The quickest, easiest and longest lasting way to do this is by reving up your metabolism.

What is this metabolism and why should we want to “rev it up”? Metabolism is the name given to all the chemical processes that go on continually in your body to keep you alive and your organs functioning normally, such as breathing, repairing cells, and digesting foods. It is affected by age, gender, physical activity, food intake and body composition. Studies have shown that overweight people do not necessarily have slow metabolism but the opposite. This has to do with the amount of energy required to maintain a larger body. Research has also shown that people tend to eat more than they think they do. When it comes to boosting your metabolism nutrition is the first thing you should address and there are many nutrients that can help in this regard; nutrients such as folate, vitamins C, B12 and E, omega 3 fatty acids and zinc to name a few.indexblack couple exercising

Exercise is the best way to build muscles, which in turn drives your metabolic engine and we know that muscle burns twice as many calories as fat. However, as you cannot exercise all day, and your age may prevent you from engaging in some physical exercises you have to answer the question as to how you keep the metabolic fire switched on, even when you are cannot exercise. Here are ways to rev up your metabolism.

Sleep is of paramount importance and when you do not get enough your body increases the production of stress hormones, one of which is cortisol. This results in an increase in your appetite meaning that you eat more and as a result you put on weight. Lack of sleep also makes it difficult for the body to metabolize carbohydrates which can lead to high blood sugar levels which cause an increase in insulin production. This is a signal to the body to store unused energy as fat. People who continue to sleep poorly have a higher chance of diabetes, hypertension, obesity and memory loss.

Intermittent fasting gives your digestive system a rest and helps your body eliminate waste and toxins that accumulate from ordinary eating and drinking. This cleansing of your internal organs helps to increase your metabolism. After you have fasted for eighteen hours your body releases human growth hormone which allows it to burn fat and maintain muscle. This is what makes intermittent fasting so beneficial.images collection of spices 1

It has been suggested that spices can boost your metabolism by up to 50%. This means that if you cannot get to the gym for a physical work out and you do not engage in brisk walks for half an hour each day you can still improve your metabolism by adding certain herbs and spices to your diet. Some of these will benefit your metabolism and overall good health in different ways. Turmeric, for instance, is a thermogenic herb (tending to produce heat) which not only helps with digestion but also increases the production of bile which helps to break down fats. It also helps in the removal of toxins from the liver. Ginger not only raises body temperature but also helps the cells in muscle tissue use more oxygen and cinnamon and garlic help boost blood circulation. Another herb with superior thermogenic properties is cayenne pepper which is said to increase metabolism by up to 25%. Chillis also have the same effect due to the compound capsaisin, which gives them their “bite”. Hot peppers also reduce your cravings for food. Green tea, a thermogenic herb also has a positive effect on metabolism among its other health giving properties. Three cups a day with added lemon or lime and a dash of cayenne pepper can increase metabolism by about 10 %. Black pepper is said to improve digestion, help with the absorption of nutrients and burn as much calories as a 20 minute walk. Remember, when walking, speed up for about 30 seconds then go back to normal. Do this repeatedly for greatest effect. Other herbs that have a positive effect on metabolism are cinnamon and oregano.

Water makes up more than half of your body weight, about 50% to 60% for women and 60% to 65% for men. Every day you lose water through perspiration and the elimination of waste. If this water is not replenished, dehydration sets in, which compromises your metabolic process and slows down your cellular functions.free_8899134.jpg Water Women need about 2.7 litres of water a day and men about 3.5 litres. About 20% of this requirement comes from foods you eat and the remainder comes from drinking water and other beverages. Tests have shown that those who drank about two litres of water per day burnt more calories at a higher rate than those who drank less and this while resting. Drinking water also increases thermogenesis, the process of heat generation in humans. Water, itself, does not directly increase metabolism. The increased hydration which comes from drinking water increases the volume of blood, which in turn facilitates the transport of oxygen to the cells and also the transport of waste out of the cells, which increases the efficiency of the cells themselves. Drinking two litres of water will increase your metabolism by 30%.

Eating more frequently may not be practical due to work routines but every time you eat your body experiences the thermic effect of food, which causes increased metabolism. Eating something small every three hours, a concept known as grazing, can keep your metabolism raised but avoid energy drinks, caffeine, trans- fats, sodas and alcohol.index.jpg Coconut oil in jar
However, when you think of foods that speed up metabolism and assist with permanent weight loss the first that should come to mind is coconut. Coconut consists of medium chain fatty acids which are burnt by the liver immediately and do not get stored as fat. It is very easy to add coconut to your daily regime and enjoy the other numerous health benefits of perhaps the best fruit there is. Grapefruit is also a very effective food item for speeding up metabolism but should not be eaten by anyone who is taking statin drugs or warfarin, the blood thinning drug. Eggs contain all nine essential amino acids, omega 3, B vitamins and chromium and for this reason are important with regard to metabolism. Brown rice and quinoa are complex carbohydrates and like all other carbohydrates they release their energy slowly over a period of time. The result of this is that you feel fuller for longer and do not suffer the spikes that are associated with simple carbohydrates. Because you are feeling fuller for longer you are therefore inclined to eat less which results in weight loss.Fibre

Protein has a very high thermic effect and your body will burn more calories to digest it than it would with carbohydrates. Whether the protein comes from animal sources or plants does not matter. If your protein comes from animal sources ensure that the animals have been grass fed and not battery farmed. If, however, it comes from plant sources like beans and legumes make sure you are eating a wide variety to ensure you are getting the full spectrum of amino acids.