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“The Dude Abides Principal” says is that there is this energetic force that has your best interest at heart that you can tap into it any time you want...

In The Zone
I do have a bit of The Dude in me. I consider myself kinda lazy but when I look in the rear view mirror, I've done a bunch of stuff, so I don't know how that all works out... On my  recent Panama Canal Crossing I realized that.
See: 

Now that the U.S. economy is no longer in full and uber achievement mode and people have  lost faith in AmeriCAN financial and political institutions...Heads Up!  for the ultimate test of cerebral fitness.

No one could really get on board with my assertion that laziness is the religion of the 20th century. Furthermore, cruising is when it finds respectability. It is the new blue chip thing to do: Nothing.

1=1= Infinity. Do the math:Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have. Wanting what you have = gratitude. Having what you want = gratification. I am happier when I spend money and time on experiences instead of material goods. 

I'm living my dream of PT-Permanent Travel, also known as "Mini Retirements"  Read more:

 St Marteen-From Monk To (Time) Millionaire


I gently reminded  AmeriCANS that we should get ready for the biggest cataclysmic event since those planes hit the buildings in 2001---It’s called the magic of letting go. Read More:

 An I For An Island Makes The Whole World Kind



With  me as producer and director in my own movie with final cut-- the lazy anti-hero, The Dude, that I  might somehow be someone to look up to or emulate . "People say that what we are all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think this is what we're really seeking. I think what we're seeking is an experience of being alive." JC

The Gospel According to Eat Pray and Love Cruising

There aren't any problems at sea, only situations. Cruising hasn't solved my "situations" it subsidizes them! Situations don't get solved. Things are always in flux--they are either coming together or falling apart.

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.

Read More:

 Eat, Pray and Cruise

"The looser I keep it, the more 'Dude' I seems to be"
The Urban Monk is an attitude, no strings attached, living in this world but not of this world, telecommuting at location neutral, Hotel @nyware. Home is where my computer is.More than that, Be A Nobody. Of  course you have to be a somebody before you can be a nobody.
 No biggie I'm just one of  the 36 souls on the planet  at any given moment who are pure, righteous, and  mostly unaware that the fate of the world rests with them. Until now-wow what a responsibility brotherly love is.
As a Once and future dude, my  epic, meandering tale(s), just might be like Sir Galahad's mission to retrieve the Holy Grail.

First, you have to shave your head" is the life sentence to my great American novel life
 ---"Hair today.Gone tomorrow" Gone to Maui too. The best "career move" I ever made-
If you are a fan of the TV show LOST, I have bragging rights to
 having been the stunt-photo double for Terry O"Quinn (Locke)
This ceaseless labor and cycle that never ends---the absurd repetition and meaninglessness of traveling around the world   gets mined for—and sometimes creates—spiritual gold  for me. 

AmeriCANS repeat after me------I can achieve without a weave—Join the union. Be Brave and Shave your head! Bald is a hair color.

Still Abiding After All These Years: The Lai’d-Back World of Ed Reif

Am I eternally cursed like The Myth of  Sisyphus, the  Greek hero damned to endlessly toil by repeatedly  pushing  a rock up a hill ...  that ends up rolling back down again and again  as I realize  Success is continued enthusiasm despite failure after failure-because success without fulfillment is failure.
Traveling, nevertheless, is like shaving-If I don’t do it every day I start to feel like a bum—Maybe I am a slacker  and burnout—but the rest of the planet, Yo  Heads Up—I agree with the FB comment of Gary Stroud, my high school English teacher---The Dude abides.




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Fjord landscape in the summer sun is dramatic (Norway)
Rudyard Kipling wrote "Milford Sound  is the eighth wonder of the world.".  National Geographic Traveler Magazine  selected Norway as  The Top Natural Tourist Attraction in the World. After visiting both, Norway in 2010, and New Zealand in 2011, I didn't need a second chance for 2012 SE Alaska Fjords to make a first impression--It has brought me back  again to a  place I have never been before...

 Glacier Bay  and Tracy Arm Fjord- Inside Passage- Vivid Blues

Wings Over Misty Fjords-Flightseeing     

 Tongass---No Rain, No Rainbow Falls        B.E.S.T. Bears Eagles Salmon Totem PolesIn The Sky-Wings Over The Inside Passage      S E Alaska-Here Comes The Sun-     Tongass Rain Forest-On The Waterfront           Misty Fjords-Active Rain           Alaska,,Where Mother Nature Lives      

Glacier Bay-WWJM(John Muir) Do?             Inside Passage- Grass Is Greener Where You Water It ...

You can mine for gold or you can sell pickaxes

The Chilkoot Trail-Miner For A Heart of Gold 








Up in The Air On A Float plane but I feel GROUNDED
Roll Video...

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cOPENhagen-Denmark's the Spot

Ed Reif 2.0 The Start Up-seeking out change and new experiences.


Sweden and Denmark  were my  port of call for Summers 2009 and 2010, but I  stayed  in Stockholm for three months in 96; with the usual run of the mill  obstacles, the fatigue, the ambiguity, and even the danger of being too enthusiastic. I learned a lot of Finnish jokes too  like the Finnish man loved his wife so much he almost told her.


Serendipity brought me to an Engelska/English  bookstore  where I  bought (browsing not allowed like at Barnes and Noble) , the most important "geek" book of the info revolution, Nicholas Negroponte's Being Digital.  This treatise on  bits verses atoms, and access and mobility to free  content  was a primer on how the worlds of interaction, entertainment and information would eventually merge.The paradox of his  book or any book nowadays, is that its digital version is available online  because  "Digital books never go out of print".

 Boom! The napsterization of cutting out the middleman, the tivoization time shifting of on-demand entertainment , plus the CNN effect, the 24 hour news cycle were all emerging, and here was The Oracle, Visionary and Digital Pathfinder Negronponte, predicting that Computing is not about computers anymore. It is about living. In fact,  I took his "Daily Me" concept of a virtual daily newspaper customized for an individual's tastes and created this  blog based on things I would like to read, where "everyone is my neighbor" Hence the Title: Hotel @nyware. 


Being Digital,  where the world is flat and decentralized, making things bigger and smaller at the same time was the future, and the future was already here. It just wasn't evenly distributed yet.This celestial coincidence, where the   planets of change line up, would take some time personally for me. The wired/less attitude and life style  hit me big  in 1998, in the USA when I  started teaching visual literacy  using  the internet to get students engaged and connected, away solely from "space" (the printed page) to "time" (Web-based timeline and interactive multimedia). In fact, it has led me to believe that good education is about good entertainment.

The three reasons why I became a teacher--- June, July and August- freed me up to do gigs. First,  at Creative Planet, where I consulted on production tools for the movie industry, where  I was introduced by UCLA and USC interns  to  free downloads courtesy of  Nutella, Limewire and Napster. I also made  Google my default search engine! More than that,  I was lucky enough to get parts as an Extra in  film and TV and a union  SAG (Screen Actors Guild) card  playing an Attorney in a horror movie. I was amazed how you could shoot and edit a movie on location using a MAC and  Final Cut, then send "The Dailys" remotely using the magic of wireless, e mail, and for larger files, FTP sites to the studio. (Now, no more thumb and flash drives etc-it's all in The Cloud).

In my  "At Sea"  world of immersion,  authorship
 is both  the transmission of experience, and  the
 construction of utterly personal experiences.
Being Digital, along with Wired Magazine, that Nicholas co-founded, was to become  my  Web 2.0 Rosetta Stone for interpeting exactly what we all were and still are  experiencing-that there is no such thing as a bad address when using the Internet- Face Book, Twitter, Skype and Blogger. They  shatter time and space, and NOW  it all really  happens in real time.

I've seen the future and it works-

I got a first hand account of "the power of one" and the "electronic word of mouth"  back in 2010, as a Citizen journalists, when Night Line and Good Morning America picked up my YouTube videos, when my ship the Carnival Splendor was dead in the water for 4 days. I wasn't watching TV:TV was watching me! (The video went nuclear and I got over 10,000 hits in a matter of hours)

Nicholas glibly pointed out "The true value of a network is less about information and more about community. The information superhighway... is creating a totally new, global social fabric."   I was doing my part for "Did you hear about" Journalism. You see, you don't have to be a navaho code breaker to use a cell phone. Just post something to Youtube and let the audience vote. This is acronymically known as UGC, user-generated content.

Yet the Summer of 1996, my  analog eyes didn't quite see our digital world. In a way, I lived the life I recently described  last year in 2011 when visiting Mynmar aka Burma, as uninitiated and unplugged- setting  life unintentionally  to airplane mode. Off "The Grid" it was CNN vesres The Alphabet.

It was still  brick and mortar for me. where ramen noodles were a dish of effortless purity, and I had to resign myself to "Black work" as a dog walker and digging ditches to take care of my  extended vacation. Stockholm wasn't solving my  digital "problems', it was subsidizing them. The epiphanies would have to wait.

Negronponte was instrumental in the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program. Ironically I  was one of his "digital homeless". I didn't even have a computer, In fact, I had  access to  free ISDN internet bandwidth  at  Stockholm University's library and frequently  took advantage of  their  "user friendly" desktop PC's. 

Furthermore, let me say,  Tack så mycket Stockholm! for introducing me to  one of the most significant  applications to my digital life, e mail. I credit a random student who helped me sign up for my free hotmail account, which I still am using today.

Greetings From The User-Friendly Universe of Sweden...


In a very practical way, it was the act of rebirth. I delt with completely new situations; the days passed more slowly, and most of the time, I didn't even understand the language the people spoke.It actually made me more accessible to others, because they helped me out in difficult situations. Nobody  remains quite what they are when they recognizes themselves.

The idea occurred to me when I was there. At first it was only a vague idea, a question looming — what should I do? — with an answer taking shape: nothing.

I didn't consider myself happy or unhappy. I just knew there was something OUT THERE that I needed to get to and it never seemed to be where I was at any particular moment. 

Doing nothing  always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege.It´s evil, dangerous, and  subversive, at least for we Americans. It´s a poor workman who blames his tool, and doing nothing is a powerful one. It can give you your best "material".

The time I enjoyed wasting in Sweden wasn´t wasted time. I made some great friends. I read a book that changed the way I thought about the world as I knew it.  I got a free  e mail account.

 I got wired!


A Footnote to the email account.

 I had the chance to drive up from Los Angeles  to Silicon Valley in 1997, and visit my e mail account!

 My virtual address that I still "reside" at to date. 
Out of curiosity, to my suprise, the offices of hotmail were in a strip mall, not some huge warehouse full of the UNIVAC tubes of 1950's. Nothing but towers of computers, were stacked up to the ceiling, as I pressed my nose up against the store front glasss and looked in at awe of the tiny space me along with hundreds of thousand other users e mail accounts "lived" at. Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith, were out of town, according to a UPS guy delivering stuff next store.

This web-based e mail service was sold  to Microsoft for $4million 2 years later. an amazing thing considering how small in terms of physical space these microcomputers actually took up.  It all makes sense to me  now- If we were to place a value of a lost lap top, not in terms of atoms $600 price tag at Best Buy,  but with bits(data) I would place a $1 million value on my own personal content. This is my own example of bits verses atoms, Nicholas talked about way back in 1996.  It has gotten to the point where I dont care as much about losing the device-the cell phone, the lap top, the mp3 player- as losing just the data!  the address book, the writings, the songs...That's why storing stuff on the server side, in the cloud gives peace of mind. and the shift from the physical to the digital..









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Travelling is like flirting with life. It's like saying, I wanna  love you, but I have to go; this is just the way it is.
Jag var i Stockholm Sverige 600 dagar sedan. I remember...The Longest Not Hottest Day Of The Year
A Bike And A Prayer

Welcome to Sweden, with  a reputation for extreme winters, the safest cars on Earth.(see my SAAB story) and ABBA.  I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to the Swedes than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is...starting with a bike tour.

Stockholm has bike paths everywhere :. It's easy to get around the islands that make up the city. As long as I am riding a bike, I know I am the luckiest guy in the world.

Amsterdam-In a city of 800,000,
 there are 880,000 bicycles,
 4x the number of cars
Yet, the Swedes can't compete with their brethren across the Straight-Copenhagen's daily cycling masses. If Paris is the City of Lights, then Copenhagen is the City of Cycles.There are 1.7 million people  there and 1.7 million bicycles.When it take 15 minutes to find your bike at the train station, you know you are in Denmark.

 (In Amsterdam too, Cyclists are everywhere--and you are more likely to get hit by one than a car as everybody has a bicycle).  Nevertheless, there's bikes everywhere in Stockholm too, and riding is a breeze.


The bicycle was the GR8est incident of the nineteenth century;
 the most influential piece of product design ever and
 the most civilized conveyance around

 Splendid Stockholm Abba, Roxette, Ace of Base July 2010...Biking past the old city Gamla Stan. No Ice Bar this time, but I roasted myself in a sauna and then directly plunged into  freezing cold water.  Mama Mia...Shipwrecked!  


You can dance you can jive,
having the time of your life-
ABBA
The Metal Cowboy-Fooled By Randomness



Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world. It is anarchy without malice It get you there and more.... And there is always the thin edge of danger to keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive.It is not so much a way of getting somewhere as it is a backdrop  for randomness; it makes every trip  an unorganized tour. Life is too random to be left up to chance.Work to Eat. Eat to Live. Live to Bike. Bike to Work!

Ed Reif 2.0 The Start Up-seeking out change and new experiences.



Stockholm  was my  port of call for Summers 2009 and 2010, but I  stayed  for three months in 96; with the usual run of the mill  obstacles, the fatigue, the ambiguity, and even the danger of being too enthusiastic. I learned a lot of Finnish jokes too  like the Finnish man loved his wife so much he almost told her.


Serendipity brought me to an Engelska/English  bookstore  where I  bought (browsing not allowed like at Barnes and Noble) , the most important "geek" book of the info revolution, Nicholas Negroponte's Being Digital.  This treatise on  bits verses atoms, and access and mobility to free  content  was a primer on how the worlds of interaction, entertainment and information would eventually merge.The paradox of his  book or any book nowadays, is that its digital version is available online  because  "Digital books never go out of print".

 Boom! The napsterization of cutting out the middleman, the tivoization time shifting of on-demand entertainment , plus the CNN effect, the 24 hour news cycle were all emerging, and here was The Oracle, Visionary and Digital Pathfinder Negronponte, predicting that Computing is not about computers anymore. It is about living. In fact,  I took his "Daily Me" concept of a virtual daily newspaper customized for an individual's tastes and created this  blog based on things I would like to read, where "everyone is my neighbor" Hence the Title: Hotel @nyware. 


Being Digital,  where the world is flat and decentralized, making things bigger and smaller at the same time was the future, and the future was already here. It just wasn't evenly distributed yet.This celestial coincidence, where the   planets of change line up, would take some time personally for me. The wired/less attitude and life style  hit me big  in 1998, in the USA when I  started teaching visual literacy  using  the internet to get students engaged and connected, away solely from "space" (the printed page) to "time" (Web-based timeline and interactive multimedia). In fact, it has led me to believe that good education is about good entertainment.

The three reasons why I became a teacher--- June, July and August- freed me up to do gigs. First,  at Creative Planet, where I consulted on production tools for the movie industry, where  I was introduced by UCLA and USC interns  to  free downloads courtesy of  Nutella, Limewire and Napster. I also made  Google my default search engine! More than that,  I was lucky enough to get parts as an Extra in  film and TV and a union  SAG (Screen Actors Guild) card  playing an Attorney in a horror movie. I was amazed how you could shoot and edit a movie on location using a MAC and  Final Cut, then send "The Dailys" remotely using the magic of wireless, e mail, and for larger files, FTP sites to the studio.

In my  "At Sea"  world of immersion,  authorship
 is both  the transmission of experience, and  the
 construction of utterly personal experiences.
Being Digital, along with Wired Magazine, that Nicholas co-founded, was to become  my  Web 2.0 Rosetta Stone for interpeting exactly what we all were and still are  experiencing-that there is no such thing as a bad address when using the Internet- Face Book, Twitter, Skype and Blogger. They  shatter time and space, and NOW  it all really  happens in real time.

I got a first hand account of "the power of one" and the "electronic word of mouth"  back in 2010, as a Citizen journalists, when Night Line and Good Morning America picked up my YouTube videos, when my ship the Carnival Splendor was dead in the water for 4 days. I wasn't watching TV:TV was watching me!

Nicholas glibly pointed out "The true value of a network is less about information and more about community. The information superhighway... is creating a totally new, global social fabric."   I was doing my part for "Did you hear about" Journalism.

Yet the Summer of 1996, my  analog eyes didn't quite see our digital world. In a way, I lived the life I recently described  last year in 2011 when visiting Mynmar aka Burma, as uninitiated and unplugged- setting  life unintentionally  to airplane mode. 

It was still  brick and mortar for me. where ramen noodles were a dish of effortless purity, and I had to resign myself to "Black work" as a dog walker and digging ditches to take care of my  extended vacation. Stockholm wasn't solving my  digital "problems', it was subsidizing them. The epiphanies would have to wait.

Negronponte was instrumental in the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program. Ironically I  was one of his "digital homeless". I didn't even have a computer, In fact, I had  access to  free ISDN internet bandwidth  at  Stockholm University's library and frequently  took advantage of  their  "user friendly" desktop PC's. 

Furthermore, let me say,  Tack så mycket Stockholm! for introducing me to  one of the most significant  applications to my digital life, e mail. I credit a random student who helped me sign up for my free hotmail account, which I still am using today.


In a very practical way, it was the act of rebirth. I delt with completely new situations; the days passed more slowly, and most of the time, I didn't even understand the language the people spoke.It actually made me more accessible to others, because they helped me out in difficult situations. Nobody  remains quite what they are when they recognizes themselves.

The idea occurred to me when I was there. At first it was only a vague idea, a question looming — what should I do? — with an answer taking shape: nothing.

I didn't consider myself happy or unhappy. I just knew there was something OUT THERE that I needed to get to and it never seemed to be where I was at any particular moment. 

Doing nothing  always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege.It´s evil, dangerous, and  subversive, at least for we Americans. It´s a poor workman who blames his tool, and doing nothing is a powerful one. It can give you your best "material".

The time I enjoyed wasting in Sweden wasn´t wasted time. I made some great friends. I read a book that changed the way I thought about the world as I knew it.  I got a free  e mail account.

 I got wired!


A Footnote to the email account.

 I had the chance to drive up from Los Angeles  to Silicon Valley in 1997, and visit my e mail account!

 My virtual address that I still "reside" at to date. 
Out of curiosity, to my suprise, the offices of hotmail were in a strip mall, not some huge warehouse full of the UNIVAC tubes of 1950's. Nothing but towers of computers, were stacked up to the ceiling, as I pressed my nose up against the store front glasss and looked in at awe of the tiny space me along with hundreds of thousand other users e mail accounts "lived" at. Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith, were out of town, according to a UPS guy delivering stuff next store.

This web-based e mail service was sold  to Microsoft for $4million 2 years later. an amazing thing considering how small in terms of physical space these microcomputers actually took up.  It all makes sense to me  now- If we were to place a value of a lost lap top, not in terms of atoms $600 price tag at Best Buy,  but with bits(data) I would place a $1 million value on my own personal content. This is my own example of bits verses atoms, Nicholas talked about way back in 1996.  It has gotten to the point where I dont care as much about losing the device-the cell phone, the lap top, the mp3 player- as losing just the data!  the address book, the writings, the songs...That's why storing stuff on the server side, in the cloud gives peace of mind. and the shift from the physical to the digital..








- - -- by Ed Reif»
A Post Without Image

My Attitude Is Still  Getting Me Altitude!
The Autobiographical Philosophy is the love of telling your own story!




In 1971 Schlitz Beer commercial‘s on my B&W TV depicted adventurous men diving for gold, sailing the 7 seas.

 “Go for the gusto! ... you only go around  once in life” 

Note to self: The earth school kills all of its students. Life is like rowing out to sea in a boat that has a hole in the bottom. Success without fulfillment is failure..so go for the gusto:Have as  much joy and fun and fulfillment.

Yet doing the right thing at the wrong time equals pain- I would recommend that everyone who wanted to travel, do it immediately. Sooner rather than later. Gather no moss.


The  digital convergence and celestial jukeboxes (Cell Phones, TV's, Computer Screens)  are the soundtrack and sound bytes of our lives- But the content is  somebody elses point of view. What is deeply personal is universal yet what  gives our lives meaning and gravitas is our own Autobiography.  Telling our own story is not something that we’re taught how to do. If we learn how to mine our own experience, we can find answers to the great questions of life.

The universe keeps a perfect set of books.

We are unique just like everybody else- There is above all, the uniqueness of our own story. That’s what gives us the sense of inhabiting our own lives. I think that the majority of people never get inside their own lives. That is the difference between living mythically ( The American Dream)  and living autobiographically (The  YOUniverse) where your wishbone becomes your backbone.

 "That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best – make it all up – but make it up so truly that later it will happen" Ernest Hemingway

We are all living holograms, and can find answers to the deep questions of life simply by telling our own stories.  Our lives are shaped — and occasionally misshaped — by the stories we tell about ourselves. 

The Autobiographical Philosophy is the love of telling your own story! I have been using my travels  as as a kind of mirror, a hologram of the age I am living in. The American psyche has always been based on glorifying the individual, but for the past few years it's been more about finding a community of people I belong with, discovering  my  connections with all life—human or otherwise!


I'm not a Starfleet commander, or T. J. Hooker. I don't live on Starship NCC-170...  or own a phaser. I don't know anybody named Bones, Sulu, or Spock, but I am boldly going nowhere  now HERE fast.


One day my life will flash before my eyes. I am making sure it's worth watching.

 You are Here. Travel with me:

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Eating My Colors

I am discovering how this easy change in my diet  gives me more energy and makes me feel better than ever before.  A great nutritional life starts with an open mind- I really believe Juicing fresh raw fruits and vegetables  is a healing tonic that supports perfect health. I am seeing results, literally shedding weight, losing body fat and building lean muscle. This is not a CONversion but a REversion--Ive lived the California Venice Beach Body lifestyle before
I am by no means pedal to the metal like
when I was on  Good Morning America  5/27/99

Life is a bowl of cherries
Combined with 45 minutes of Yoga and gym workouts, I am feeling myself again., since "I Got  JUICED" from these pure gifts from Mother Nature.

Money doesn't grow on trees---but medicine does. I've included  the natural goodness apples and cherries as well to the overall apple a day keeps the doctor away mantra. Cherries have gained fame as one of nature's most powerful anti-inflammatories.Apples are great for weight loss, a digestion cleanser, and improves brain function and memory. and just a great source of raw energy.


I cut and pasted some "data" on some of the juices I am using: Celery,Watermelon, Beet,Watermelon, Pineapple. Pear. It's all about alkalinity:

The Incredible Powers of Celery Juice, a  pH Miracle Food.

Drinking fresh celery juice neutralizes acidity, alkalizes the body, and balances the body's pH.



WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR:

Celery has  (8) anti cancer compounds
Also reduces blood pressure naturally without drugs
It relieves constipation
The polyacetylene in celery relieves inflammation like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, asthma and bronchitis
Aids kidney function by eliminating toxins
Celery also curbs cravings for sweets and rich foods
Celery juice is highly nutritious and one of the most hydrating foods we can put in our bodies. Because it is incredibly alkalizing, it equalizes the body's PH, which is vital for peak health. In ancient times, it was considered a medicinal herb used to treat a variety of health complaints. The minerals and vitamins and nutrients are in perfect harmony with each other. Celery leaves are high in vitamin A, whilst the stems are an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C and dense in potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and essential amino acids.

This super food also contains important concentrations of plant hormones and the very special essential oils that give celery its characteristic smell. These oils help to regulate the nervous system, and are very calming.

Celery is rich in sodium, which is very different to table salt. Normal table salt is composed of insoluble inorganic compounds which lead to the development of varicose veins, hardening of the arteries and other aliments. If salt, including sea salt is white, then it has been processed and all minerals and nutrients have been destroyed. It’s a perfect rehydration drink.

On the other hand, the sodium that is available in celery is soluble and organic (live), and is essential for the body. Organic salt allows the body to use the other nutrients that are taken into the body. Every cell in our body is constantly bathed in a salt solution, and if the salt level is not in balance, dehydration occurs. This is why celery juice is a perfect rehydration drink for athletes.

Other Benefits of Celery Juice

Fights Cancer - Celery is known to contain at least eight families of anti-cancer compounds. A study at Rutgers University of New Jersey found that celery contains a number of compounds that help prevent cancer cells from spreading. Celery contains compounds called acetylenics and this compound has been shown to stop the growth of tumor cells. Celery contains other compounds called phonolic acids that block the action of hormone-like substances called prostaglandins, which encourage the growth of tumor cells. Coumarins, another phytonutrient in celery helps prevent free-radicals from damaging cells and prevent the formation and development of the colon and stomach cancers.

Lowers Cholesterol - Laboratory studies also indicate that butyl phthalide, a chemical in celery, may help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol. According to researchers at the University of Chicago, celery reduces cholesterol levels by as much as 7 points with as little as 2 stalks a day. Celery also aids in increasing bile acid secretion which helps to remove cholesterol from the body.

Aids in Digestion - Special nutrients in the fiber are released during juicing that aid bowel movements. This makes celery a natural laxative that helps to relieve constipation. It also helps relax nerves that have been overworked by man-made laxatives.

Diuretic - The potassium and sodium in celery juice are powerful body fluid regulators that stimulate urine production to help rid the body of excess fluid.

Anti Inflammatory - The polyacetylene in celery is an amazing relief for all inflammation including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, asthma and bronchitis. A study published in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Science U.S.A found that another powerful phytonutrient called luteolin prevents activation of a pathway that allows inflammation in the brain to get switched on. Luteolin also inhibits the excess production of TNF-alpha, a direct cause of inflammation. Juice is the most efficient and nutritious way to eat celery, and people who have these conditions can drink as much juice as desired without overdosing.

Lower blood pressure - Celery's potential for reducing high blood pressure has long been recognized by Chinese medicine. Studies show that drinking celery juice every day for 1 week can significantly help lower blood pressure. A compound called phtalides helps relax the muscles around the arteries, dilating the vessels and allowing blood to flow smoothly. Pthalides also reduce stress hormones, one of whose effects is to cause blood vessels to constrict. When researchers injected 3-n-butyl phthalide derived from celery into laboratory animals, the animals' blood pressure dropped 12 to 14 percent. Celery amazingly doesn't lower blood pressure which is already low.

Insomnia - The minerals and essential oils in celery juice have a calming effect on the nervous system, making it beneficial for insomniacs. Its high magnesium levels help people to relax into a soothing and restful sleep.

Weight loss - Drinking celery juice frequently throughout the day helps curb cravings for sweet. It is filling without putting any extra pounds on.

Elimination and Prevention of stones - Celery juice is an amazing eliminator of toxins from the body, which aids in the breaking and elimination of urinary and gall bladder stones. This lovely juice helps those who have suffered from stones from getting them again.

Increased Sexuality - Celery juice is beneficial for weak sexuality, yet doesn't cause an uncontrollable urge as some pharmaceutical drugs do. Celery balances the system rather than increasing it.

Celery can be juiced with any other fruits or vegetables. A particularly delicious and powerful combination is carrot, apple, cucumber and celery.

 

Watermelon Juice+ Rinds - Natures Viagra

Citrulline and Arginine


Watermelon Juice is very alkalizing, a rejuvenating blood tonic, promotes weight loss ,helps to control blood pressure and is very cleansing. It is a Super Anti-Aging Food.
 Concentrated within every piece of watermelon and heavily concentrated in the watermelon rind is an amino acid known as Citrulline. Citrulline promotes healthy circulation and the proper flow of blood through the system, helping to treat hypertension, angina and other cardiovascular issues. It also promotes healthy sexual function and has been touted as Nature’s Viagra.
Citrulline can be found throughout the pink flesh of the watermelon, but seems to be heavily concentrated within the white rind of the melon. When citrulline enters the blood stream it reacts to the body's own natural enzymes, which are then transformed into an amino acid called arginine. This amino acid is healthy for the heart, circulatory system, and the body's overall immunity. However to have this effect happen within the body, a very large amount of watermelon rind must be consumed.

What arginine does specifically is it raises nitric oxide levels in the body, and this in turn relaxes the blood vessels. When this happen, it provides a temporary cure to anyone suffering from erectile dysfunction, which is the same effect Viagra has, only this is more natural. Some research suggests that large consumption of watermelon and watermelon rind over time could even go so far as to prevent erectile dysfunction, however this is purely speculation at the moment.

Pear Juice-


A Pear is Shaped Like A Gallbladder Hmmmmmmm


Health Benefits
Pear juice is also very effective for gall bladder dis---EASE

Pears are often recommended as a hypo-allergenic fruit that is high in fiber but less likely to produce adverse reactions. Pear juice is safe to be introduced to infants as they are mild, yet healthful.
Blood pressure:  Pears have anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogen glutathione which help prevent high blood pressure and stroke.
Cancer prevention:  The high vitamin C and copper content act as good anti-oxidants that protect cells from damages by free radicals.
Cholesterol:  The high content of pectin in pears make it very useful in helping to lower cholesterol levels.
Colon health:  When not juicing, eat the pear whole for its precious fiber that are highly beneficial for your colon health.
Constipation:  The pectin in pears is diuretic and have a mild laxative effect. Drinking pear juice regularly helps regulate bowel movements.
Energy:  You can get quick and natural source of energy from pear juice, due largely to its high amounts of fructose and glucose.
Fever:  The cooling effect in pear is excellent in relieving fever. Best way to bring a fever down quickly is by drinking a big glass of pear juice.
Immune booster:  The anti-oxidant nutrients in pears are critical in building up your immune system. Drink pear juice when you feel a cold coming.
Inflammation:  Pear juice has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps relieve sufferers of much pain in various inflammatory conditions.
Osteoporosis:  Pears contain high level of boron. Boron helps the body to retain calcium, thus prevents or retards osteoporosis.

Beet Juice

Known for decades as a liver-protective food,  Beet Juice is The Juice That Makes Exercise Easier


Beetroot juice is one of the richest dietary sources of antioxidants and naturally occurring nitrates. Nitrates are compounds which improve blood flow throughout the body – including the brain, heart, and muscles.
Beets are rich in betaine, which stimulates liver cell function and helps keep the bile ducts healthy and flowing so that the body can properly eliminate toxins. Beets also protect against heart disease because another benefit of betaine is its ability to reduce homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is the toxic amino acid that increases risk of cardiovascular disease.

Betaine, also known as trimethylglycine (TMG), is a minor "mood enhancer". Through a series of events, it increases serotonin levels and can be used to help relieve many cases of depression.

Drinking just over two cups of beetroot juice daily may help keep your blood pressure in check, according to a 2008 study. Within three hours of drinking 500 milliliters (about 17 ounces) of beetroot juice, volunteers showed a significant decrease in blood pressure. What's more, that drop in blood pressure was sustained for up to 24 hours after the juice was consumed.

Beets also help protect against cancer, particularly colon cancer, and there is something called "Beet Therapy" which doctors have used to get rid of tumors and to help with blood diseases and leukemia. Even the leaves of raw beets have been eaten and useful and beneficial to one's health. The leaves have been known to counter "garlic" breath and in Roman times Hippocrates advocated the use of beet leaves as binding for healing wounds.

Among the other healthy uses of beets are:

*Helping cleanse the colon
*Strengthening the gall bladder
*Increasing stamina
*Treat and curing boils, abscesses and even acne.

Pineapples Juice (Skins and all)-The anti-inflammatory healing fruit of the tropics-

Not only Vitamin C but also Bromelain


Bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory enzyme with analgesic properties, encourages healing, promotes well-being and has many other health benefits. Bromelain is very effective in treating bruises, sprains and strains by reducing swelling, tenderness and pain. Bromelain also aids with digestion by helping the body break down proteins. Pineapple juice is rich in potassium which promotes kidney function. Pineapple juice contains thiamine and B6. Pineapple juice is packed with vitamin C
This powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect can also help relieve osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and reduce postoperative swelling.


Additionally, bromelain can relieve indigestion. The enzyme contained in fresh pineapple helps break down the amino acid bonds in proteins, which promotes good digestion.

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