Shilajit, What is It?
Shilajit, often referred to as ‘mineral pinch,’ has long been used by various peoples for over 3,000 years. In fact, this black tarry substance that oozes from the cracks of the of the Himalayan Mountain range has been revered by Ayurveda practitioners as one of the most powerful medicines in the world. In fact, the word ‘Shilajit’ literally translates to: “Conqueror of Mountains and Destroyer of Weaknesses.”
Unlike any substance on the planet, Shilajit is the by product of mineral deposits made up of humus and decomposed plant remains. The black tarry appearance of Shilajit is the product of the humus and decomposed plant remains being pressed between the layers of rocks for millions of years. After millions of years of pressing, the Shilajit is forced out of the layers of rock. It’s at this point that Monks, Yogis, local villagers, and Ayurveda practitioners make the 16,000 plus foot climb to harvest this ‘black gold.’
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Soil, Minerals, And Healthy Plants
Magnesium is needed for over 300+ bodily functions! The unfortunate truth however is that many of us are severely deficient in this miracle mineral. Modern farming practices has left out foods deficient in this once abundant mineral. This is because we continue to produce food on the same land year after year and without adding any minerals back into the soil. Understand, plants grab their nutrients from the soil and use them to produce chlorophyll, go through photosynthesis, and fight off disease. Once these minerals are grabbed by the plants, it can take years for the soil to restock itself.
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The Birth of The Blender
Using a machine to pulverize our food is some what of a new phenomenon. In fact, the first blender ever created was in 1922 and it was not for food purposes. Rather, it was intended for malted drinks. It wasn’t till 1946 when the Starmix was the first blender to hit the market and be used for ‘food processing.’ It would take another 20 to 30 years and a man named Jack Lalanne to bring the food processor, or blender, to where it is today. Fast forward to today, it’s normal now to walk into someones house and see a blender on the kitchen counter. In fact, you can’t even turn the television on without seeing some sort of commercial promoting the health benefits of pulverizing your food in their blender.
So, whats wrong with using a blender? Isn’t it good that your breaking up tough fibers found in food and making it more digestible to your body? Isn’t it good that we can combine all the latest super foods into one drink and down it in less than a minute? We are doing our body a favor, right?
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