Monthly Archives: December 2014

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Thriving on Raw on the Go! – Practical Raw Food Tips and Snacking Ideas

How to thrive on raw foods when attending business conferences or seminars that last the entire day!

Dear cherished readers, here are some practical raw food tips and snacking ideas that will help you make it through your next seminar with energy:

1. If you have no time to make a juice on the morning of the seminar, bring a pack of super green powders with you, or a bottle of marine phytoplankton, anything with a high concentration of good quality chlorophyll should work fine. We especially trust the Vitamineral Green and Oceans Alive Marine Phytoplankton. They are easy to transport around, easy to consume, and does the job of alkalising you immediately.

2. Bring at least 2 pieces of each – organic Apples, Kiwis, ripened Avocados, Bananas. Apples are easy to eat, kiwis can be eaten with their skin on – even if you wish to, you could peel off the skin without much effort or mess. Bananas are a gift from heaven to raw foodists. They are so easy to eat. And avocados are perfect to feed fats to the brains to keep them working!

3. Sprouted and dried Almonds and Pumpkin Seeds. Almonds are the most alkalising nuts of all, and easiest to digest too. We like to throw them into a bag with Cacao Nibs, Goji Berries and Organic Inca Berries.

4. A packet of Raw Cacao Powder for the tea break! While people make coffee, you can choose to make a heathy pick-me-up from raw cacao. It is good for the heart and saves you the crash afterwards! 

5. Bonus Tip – You can transport all your heavy stuff on day 1 of your seminar in a luggage trolley bag, and then ask for permission to deposit your foods with the premise fridge. In fact if it is air conditioned area, you could just store them at a cool corner table and label your name. That way you save some hassle for the next few days. 

Are these useful to you? Do write to us if you wish to have any raw food question answered and we can address that in our next newsletter. Big hugs!

Check out our Online Store HERE for quality superfoods!

(C) Linda Loo

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Thriving on Raw!

Dear cherished reader, 

have you ever encountered strange stares and questioning moments when you opt for healthy options e.g. salads at a social setting?

I was at a business conference last week, and for meal breaks, they had “fine catering”.

There were trays of fried “gourmet” stuff kept warm by candle flames beneath the trays.

As I scanned all the dishes for some signs of nutrition, I observed with dismay there is very little, almost zero life energy in the catered food. Minerals and vitamins are sparse, and chlorophyll is zilch.

Everyday in the seminar room, at about 1pm onwards, people struggled to stay awake. Even for those who had their eyes plastered wide open, I know they have stopped following the training slides.

When the speaker asked questions, most of the time, there were only less than 5 people who raised their hands or answered. Most of the time the room was in deathly silence.

So how do I keep myself energetic at conferences like this? Did I eat lunch; if yes, what? Did I bring my own raw foods? How did I handle all the strange questions from other course mates?

We will share with you in the next newsletter.

Human nature by default is resistant to changes, but most great shifts in our human evolution are caused by people who dared to think out of convention. We had the courage to ask ourselves “What is Food?” 7 years ago, and untill today, we are still enquiring. It is this enquiry process that helps us progress beyond merely eating for the sake of survival, for the sake of social company or for the sake of convenience and media conditioning. We eat to THRIVE, so that we can become our greatest potential.

Every great theory is ridiculed before it is accepted as a norm. Imagine if Columbus gave up after people ridiculed his theory, we would still be ignorantly thinking the world is flat isn’t it?

We are not saying there is something wrong with eating nutrient void, zero energy foods; but we are saying you have a choice! You can choose not to; you have an option to say no to lousy foods and say yes to good-for-you foods. You can make and eat healthy delicious variations of junk foods and feel great, look great, suffer less illnesses and have your brains outperform themselves. Sounds like a pretty good deal isn’t it?

Don’t believe us yet, come join us in RFTTC to learn how to prepare delicious living foods, snacks that will wow your loved ones, your neighbors and of course yourself.

Have you locked in your spot for our upcoming Raw Foods Teacher Course (RFTTC) in end Jan 2015? We have already registered Super Earlies who locked in their extremely valuable price. The Early Bird offer is available till 31st Dec 2014, don’t miss that too! This is a skill that saves lives, and stays with you for LIFE!

I hope to see you on the other side of your screen, hugs! 🙂

(C) Linda Loo

More Details on RFTTC : http://lightlovelaughteracademy.com/programmes/living-foods/raw-food-teacher-training-detail

To our Past TLC Graduates : 
Do you wish to refresh your raw foods skills and upgrade your certification? You can now do so at a special price of SGD 995 (U.P. SGD 4,375) for our upcoming RFTTC Jan 2015! Email us at contact@lightlovelaughteracademy.com or Call +65 6650 6028 to register or for more details.

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*Would you like to learn from the best what it takes to run the kitchen during one of our RFTTC?
*Are you a humble, loving, good-natured individual, who appreciates the Zen of simple yet important kitchen tasks?
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If your answer to all these questions is YES, you are imvited to apply now! 
Get in touch with us to find out more!

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We are Born to Be Well!

Great healers like Hippocrates, Ann Wigmore, and Max Gerson advocate something in common – their theory is that true healing means bringing back the body to its natural condition.

At Light Love Laughter, our philosophy is that there is nothing to cure; there is simply Restoration.

When you practice Yoga combined with living foods, super foods, fresh unprocessed quality nutrients, your body shines for you. It becomes beautiful, strong and supple. Mind becomes clear and focused. Spirit sings with joy. The physical body brings the first forms of transformation – less white hair, glowing skin and shining eyes.

Fresh fruits, vegetables, sprouted nuts and seeds, mineral-dense super foods, medicinal herbs, and shrubs. They are grown from Earth, wholesome, and by eating them natural as they are, we preserve the Earth element. This Earth element is important because your body is made from Earth too. In case you are wondering, yes we (or rather our bodies) are bio decomposable.

Any processing, treatments or over cooking destroys and takes away the Earth element.

Innately we all have healing capabilities; our bodies are created to be strong healthy machines. The moment you treat the body rightly, you restore it back to its natural state. The natural state is wellness.

You don’t have to believe us. But try it first!

Here’s a challenge for you: Go raw for a weekend. Go high raw, if not full. Notice the differences. Observe the changes in your skin, hair, and eyes. Notice your sense of taste, smell, and hearing. Notice your shift to greater emotional awareness and mental clarity.

Cheers to youth, vitality and radiant health!

“Do you want to make your health transformation a 100% more effective, easier & tastier, in the comfort of your own home? Click HERE to find out how!

EMAIL contact@lightlovelaughteracademy.com or 
call +65 6650 6028 to register or for enquiries.

Join fellow health enthusiasts to discover a new body, achieve that new year resolution, get inspired by Linda’s passion and more!

An exciting group coaching program will be coming – just when you need it most! Stay tuned for details.”

(C) Linda Loo

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Pranayama Power! – Applications in Daily Life

Dear cherished reader, have you experienced pranayama practices before?

Pranayama Yoga refers to the practice of applying various breathing techniques to expand the Prana / Breath body – or the Aura / Presence / Energy Field of a person.

There are several ways you can use Pranayama to up sports performance and enhance daily life.

(*Disclaimer – the suggestions below are applicable for those who are athletically very active and generally fit people. Do not attempt the strenuous sports unless you already are doing so, or as advised by your health guru.) 

1. Swimming
In between the laps while resting, instead of just breathing normally to catch our breath, the Nadi Shodan can slow down the heart rate much faster. As you progressively make the laps, you will feel a renewed energy for powerful strokes.

Just 10 Nadi Shodans in between say 3-4 laps, can accelerate exercise stamina incredibly.

Normally it takes a few minutes before heart rate normalize; with Nadi Shodan, it gets significantly faster.

2. Interval Training for Stamina
This can be applied to both running, or strength training. One of the most effective ways to increase stamina for distance running is to engage in interval training. This means that we work our heart rate up fast, and then take a break to allow heart rate to drop. Just before the heart rate reaches below a certain cardio zone, we make the next dash.

Now, if we apply Ujayi (deep throat breathing) during the breaks, we recover faster (meaning we can cover more circuits in the same time), and there is more energy when we make the next sprint or interval.

When performing the Ujayi in between workouts, there is a natural tendency to rush because the lungs is calling out for oxygen. Make an effort to slow down the breathing, employing Ujayi technique, deep into the diaphragm, and then out through the nose. This method strengthens respiratory and lungs capacity, giving an edge to your interval training.

If you don’t believe this, experiment! Perform conscious Ujayis in between your next workouts, and watch how your heart calms down faster than before. Don’t forget to measure your running speed so you know how much your stamina progresses. 

3. Insomnia No More
A rarely used, but powerful way of breathing – called the Bhramari Breath, or the Bumble Bee / Humming Bee breath, works wonders to relief insomnia.

Inhale through the nose, and then exhale in a humming sound with the mouth closed. If you are to place your finger right below your nostrils, you will feel a soft gradual gust of breath flow out gently. You are using sound vibration to tone and massage the upper body organs.

To relief insomnia, just stick your forefingers into each side of your ears to close up the outer world sounds. Close your eyes, inhale and exhale in a nice long hum. Until you are totally out of breath, repeat again.

Perform this preferably in a private space, for 10 rounds, and then feel the deep sense of calm descend.

Yoga is an Art and Science so deep that would take more than one lifetime to master! The more we learn the more we realise there is more to discover. However, one thing that is proven which we already know for sure – it works wonders for the human body.

(C) Linda Loo

“Yoga is the dance between the light and the dark within you. The light is what brings you back to the mat, and the darkness is what you uncover there. Don’t be afraid of this darkness; these are only shadows and though you’ll have to walk down some pretty dark alleys, remember you are grounded in the light, and that light will set you free.”
– Amy Jirsa

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