Prophylactic self-isolation for body transformation. Day 80th.

Needed to postpone a meeting with the friend:(, because Ekadashi is on Monday!

Fasting kills the disease, reduces the deficiency and nourishes the aspirant. Keeping a fast does not mean starving but it means a way to remain alert, trim and slim //…// It is a sure way of rest, repair and getting rid of accumulated wastes //…// A lot of energy is spent in the digestion of food //…// Observing a fast can do wonders, as it will help one remain physically, mentally and spiritually alert and beautiful. A weekly fast is sure to refresh, strengthen and improve the health and metabolism (1).

Nowadays, fasting start to be integrated into cure of diabetes 2 type (2, 3).

How does it work?

The origin of most disease is within the digestive tract. By cleaning a body, especially bowel system, and detoxifying ourselves, we actually could contribute to the wellness of our own bodies without specific or expensive costs.

From the 5th till 11th days of the Moon phase (after the Full or New Moon), the digestive process is slower than usual. In order to avoid chronic health complications, it is imperative to clear up the digestive tract of previous residues every 11th day of the Moon cycle.

Tidal waves are consequence of changes of air pressure in atmosphere. High tides are obvious because of strong gravitational force, but from the next day after Full or New Moon, the pressure recedes. Hence, on the 11th day from New Moon or Full Moon days, the pressure is almost nil. That is why fasting on an Ekadashi day is much easier – because the atmospheric pressure will not put a strain on a body.

On the next day of Ekadashi (12th day from Full Moon or New Moon), it is suggested to have food early in the morning to avoid any pressure on a body (4, 5).

My prep-for-fast (a day before Ekadashi), that is today, on May 31st, 2020, Sunday:

Diagram for a prep-to-fast day before Ekadashi by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com. Images from Pexel and images from recipes on this blog site are included into the diagram
4-7 amwater and sparkling water
7-9 amcelery juice
9-10 amberries and fruits (except citrus fruits)
10-11 amtea and healthy snacks
Middaygreen leafy salad (with kale)
1-3 pmtea and snacks or water
4-5 pmgreen leafy salad (with Napa cabbage)
6 pmmint tea or other tea for relax (no caffeine)
6-10 pmno food, no drinks
10 pmtime to sleep and relax
Day before Ekadashi is a day to prepare digestive system for self-cleansing and detoxification

Sorry, guys, today I woke up at 4 am:) Just woke up, fresh and restarted. It was already sunny and the birds were singing their morning songs.

This diagram is designed by myself today at 4-7 am for my own prep-for-fast day. Prep-for-fast day menu may vary from person to person. But some general notes could be made, of course. Food preferences on the prep-for-fast day (what I l’earned for myself days and years before today):

Food should be lighter than on regular menuFor meat/fish eater – go for grains

For lacto/ovo vegetarian – go for lacto/vegetarian

For junk vegan – go for a day of fresh salad
Avoid flavor and taste enhancersThis includes salt, sugar, E-numbers, garlic, mustard, vinegar, dressings (because they usually contain sugar, vinegar, etc)

Food enhancers would enhance abnormal suck for overeating
Why sparkling water?Carbonated (or sparkling) water usually is mineral-rich water that includes magnesium. In higher amounts it helps to soften the stool and therefore beneficial before fasting day
Why to avoid tons of fruits?For meat/fish eaters going directly on plenty of fruits most likely would cause indigestion, flatulence, heartburn, etc., because meat + fruit = rot in stomach

meat + fruit = rot in stomach

One could say: “Im going not to eat meat this day”, but the answer is “For meat food to decompose properly in stomach it takes 2-3 days, and after all, what about circulation of meat by-products in blood? It take even more time”

Yep, going on vegetable-day would be a right decision, vegetables benefit for cleaning a bowl and are less aggressive in detoxifying process
No junk mixtures of fruitsDifferent specific ferments are involved in digestion. Because of that – citrus fruits do not match with sweet fruits. For example, orange does not match with banana. Some fruits are neutral (apple) and match both with citrus or with sweet fruits
Overdrinking waterNo need to put a gallons of water in a poor stomach. Better to drink it wisely, glass by glass in the first part of the day – till 2-3 pm

Drink water between any meals, even if you think to eat fruits

Excess of water in the late afternoon and evening leads to hard working kidneys – that is what would be wise to avoid too
Things to avoid during prep-for-fast day (before Ekadashi)

Generally, rice is not consumed on Ekadashi. According to a mythological story, sweat fell down from Lord Brahma’s head and took shape of a demon. When the demon asked the lord to give a place to reside, Brahma asked him to dwell in rice eaten by men on Ekadashi and get converted into worms in their stomach

Scientific Explanation: Why you shouldn’t have rice on Ekadashi, 31st October 2017 by Shalu Singh (5)

No panic!

No panic. Nobody is going to rob your food or terminate your food supply forever. You are free and relax, just take it easy if thinking about fasting or prep-for-fast day for the first time. Today it could just start and finish with thinking only. One could try just prep-for-fast day and repeat it on Ekadashi day too, why not? Moon is going rounds and rounds, so, there are infinite amount of time in the future to try again and againJ . In my case, fasting this Monday, on June 1st would be a day of fruits and water – I can do just as much as I can do and that’s it.

– May be we should stop?

– We don’t quit, we don’t quit, again! again!

The epic dialog from the movie The Pink Panther – ” I Would like to buy a Hamburger” (6)

Ekadashi is already made a step into my life, on May 17-18 in 2020, and now the next one will be on June 1-2 as according to a Moon calendar for Ekadashi watch. You may find the dates of Ekadashi for your geographical location on internet, it is adjusted according to the Moon position (7).

For example,

  • in US (Chicago), next Ekadashi will start on Jun 01, 4:27 am, and will finish on Jun 02, 1:34 am;
  • in Australia (Melbourne), next Ekadashi will start on Jun 01, 7:27 pm, and will finish on Jun 02, 4:34 pm;
  • in Germany (Berlin), next Ekadashi will start on Jun 01, 11:27 am, and will finish on Jun 02, 8:34 am;
  • in Japan (Tokyo), next Ekadashi will start on Jun 01, 6:27 pm, and will finish on Jun 02, 3:34 pm.

References:

1. Verma M. Fasts and festivals of India. Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.; 2013.

2. Kalra S, Bajaj S, Gupta Y, Agarwal P, Singh SK, Julka S, et al. Fasts, feasts and festivals in diabetes-1: Glycemic management during Hindu fasts. Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Mar-Apr;19(2):198-203.

3. Saboo B, Joshi S, Shah SN, Tiwaskar M, Vishwanathan V, Bhandari S, et al. Management of Diabetes during Fasting and Feasting in India. J Assoc Physicians India. 2019;67:70.

4. Ekadasi and the science of fasting during specific moon phase by The Yoga School, available online: https://www.theyogaschool.in/component/easyblog/ekadasi-and-the-science-of-fasting-during-specific-moon-phase?Itemid=101

5. Scientific Explanation: Why you shouldn’t have rice on Ekadashi, 31st October 2017 by Shalu Singh, available online: https://www.indiatvnews.com/lifestyle/books-culture-scientific-explanation-why-you-shouldn-t-have-rice-on-ekadashi-31st-october-2017-409380

6. ” I Would like to buy a Hamburger”, episode from the movie Pink Panther, – available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz0IT4Uk2xQ

(7) 2020 Ekadashi Fasting days https://www.drikpanchang.com/vrats/ekadashidates.html?geoname-id=2950159

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Prophylactic self-isolation for Peanut pleasure preparation. Day 66th.

Overture

I made it once – I ate it all. I made it twice – I ate it all. I made it once again – there was enough to share:)

Set for a cup of tea: “Peanut pleasure” sweets and “Ball sweets from black sesame seeds“. Photos by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

Recipe

Ingredients

  • Peanut butter, crunchy (with some peanut pieces, not smooth), 80 g
  • Oats, old-fashioned type, 40 g
  • Oats, old-fashioned type, milled to a powder, 15 g
  • Maple syrup, 3 Tbsp and 1 tsp

How to make it

  • Melt peanut butter over a water bath
  • Add maple syrup and stir well
  • Crush 15 g of oats in coffee mill just for a few seconds
  • Add melted mixture of peanut butter and maple syrup to 40 g of old-fashioned oats, than add milled oats and mix well with a silicone spatula
  • Put into silicone forms and let it stay on a counter for 15 min
  • Put into a fridge for 1 hour
  • Take out from a fridge and serve. Store in a refrigerator if necessary (if not all will be eaten at once:)). It is ready!
Making Peanut pleasure sweets. Photos by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

Important notes

  • Peanuts cause allergy to some people, be aware of this and do not eat and do not serve for those who has this allergy
  • Crunchy peanut butter is preferred, because it will provide a crunchy feeling while eating these sweets
  • The amount of ingredients was found practically to make one portion at a time. If making bigger portion at once – a warm mixture of peanut butter and maple syrup will cool down and will be difficult to mix it well with oats. If more peanut sweets are needed – just repeat all the preparation procedure again and again (as I do)
  • Mixture of peanut butter, maple syrup and oats should not be sticky or dry. Proper consistency would remind Play-Doh, soft, non-sticky and pleasant to touch.

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Sweet tiny wheat breads with dates. No wheat flour – transition to Nature

We eat with eyes, “preferring snow white bread, a real starvation food, robbed by refined milling of all mineral salts”. From Mucusless Diet Healing System by A. Ehret

What is flour? Flour is a powder made from grain. According to Dr. Joan Ifland, an innovator in the field of recovery from food addiction since 1999, the fraction of small tiny particles of flour absorbs in small intestine, in much bigger scale that it is supposed to be by eating whole grains, and therefore, lead to unendurable craving to continue eating this kind of food. According to study of Hovey et al in 2003, colon function improves be eating whole grain instead of milled grains (flour) and may reduce the risk of colon cancer. Putting together these statements, both refined cereal and its milled fraction do not contribute to the health of gut and overall well-feeling.

The solution is just here, we are making bread from whole grains of wheat which have never been milled to flour!

Whole wheat grains

Ingredients:

  • whole-grain wheat seeds, 500 g
  • purified water
  • pitted dates
  • cinnamon, milled, 1 Tbsp
  • ginger, dried and milled, 1 tsp
  • cardamon, milled, 1 tsp
  • staghorn sumac, 1 tsp
  • saffron, 0.5 tsp
  • tonka bean, milled, 0.5 tsp
  • vanilla, milled, 0.5 tsp
  • nutmeg, milled, 0.5 tsp

How to make it:

  • Wash and soak the grains overnight in sufficient amount of water (1.5 liter)

  • Wash the grains again, drain and put under the wet cotton cloth (no excess water, just wet) on a counter for 8-12-16 hours. Rinse the grains and cloth 1-2 times during the germination, until tiny (2-3 mm in length) sprouts of the grains are seen. The time depends on the germination speed and could differ for different sets of grains.
  • Tiny 2-3 mm sprouts of the grains should appear. By germination process, the amount of phytates – type of plant enzymes which are largely anti-nutrients – decreases. So, soaking can improve nutrient value of grains.
  • Mince the soft germinated grains with 3 pitted dates using mincer screen of middle size (4 mm in diameter)
  • Mince the minced grains once again for better final texture
  • Mix well minced grains, species and 100 ml of purified water by using wooden spoon. It took at list 5 minutes to do it manually
  • Rinse a scoop and hands in cold water time to time while forming tiny breads
  • Use ice-cream scoop to measure the size of each tiny bread (or weight it on a balance, 30-35 g each)
  • Put half or one pitted date in the middle of each tiny-bread while forming its shape

  • Place tiny breads on a backing sheet and make some holes in it with a fork
  • Preheat an oven for 5-10 min and bake the tiny breads for 1 hour 5 min at 130 °C in a convection oven. Than reduce temperature till 100 °C and bake 30 min more
Tiny breads with dates. Enjoy!

Important notes!

The recipe contains gluten (wheat grains) and coumarins (tonka bean). If you are allergic to gluten or any other ingredient – this recipe is probably not for you; if you are allergic to coumarins – just skip it.

References:

  • Mucusless Diet Healing System by Dr. A. Ehret, 2013
  • Sugars and Flours: How They Make Us Crazy, Sick, and Fat and What to Do about It by Dr. Joan Ifland, 2000
  • Whole cereal and legume seeds increase faecal short chain fatty acids compared to ground seeds by Hovey AL, Jones GP, Devereux HM and Walker KZ, 2003
  • All About Whole Grains, The Difference Between Phytates & Phytic Acid, & What is the Role of Phytase in Soaking Grains? by Katie Kimball, 2010

Photos by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

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Original tablets

Our favourite sweet cookies we call Original tablets. Just realise while writing this post…it is gluten-free! Here is the tech-recipe of Original tablets. The tech-recipe actually means that both ingredients and technology of preparation are extremely important and described in details.

Ingredients:

  • Rolled oats (from whole grain, non-instant), 2.5 cup or 380 g, respectively
  • Figs, 2.5 cup or 250 g, respectively (could be changed to raisins or a mixture of raisins/figs/dried berries, like blackcurrants)
  • Lemon peel from 2 lemons
  • Lemon juice from 2 lemons
  • Banana, 2 pcs
  • Cinnamon, milled, 2 Tbsp
  • Cardamon, milled, 1 Tbsp
  • Ginger, milled, 1 Tbsp

How to make it:

  • Soak figs in warm water for 15 minutes if they seem to be too dry. In other case, just rinse it with warm water
  • If using raisins – rinse it twice in 40-60°C water to remove excess of vegetable oil (which is added to raisins by producer for preservation reasons). Be sure your raisins do not contain any other preservatives like sulfur dioxide (E220). Dry raisins with a cloth or paper towel
  • If using dry berries like blackcurrant – soak it overnight and dry with a cloth or paper towel
  • Make puree from dry fruits/berries by using a blender or food processor. Very small amount of water could be added, but as little as possible
  • Mix oats with species and lemon peel
  • Add smashed bananas and lemon juice
  • Add dry fruit puree and mix everything together very carefully. Add little amount of water if necessary, but the finished mixture should be thick
The mixture should be thick and creamy
  • Let the mixture to rest overnight or at least 4 hours. It is important, because non-instant oats should absorb some moisture from lemon juice and water added
  • Later, take a ball of the mixture (or weigh 30 g of mixture on balance) and form a small “pancake”. Use some water to moisten an instrument and hands. In this way the mixture will be not sticky
Form a small “pancake”
  • Place cookies on a baking paper
  • Preheat an oven for 5-10 min and bake the cookies for 30 min at 130 °C in a convection oven. Than turn cookies to the other side, reduce temperature till 100 °C and bake 30-60 min more until cookies are firm

Important notes!

  • This recipe takes time, we need to let oat mixture to rest for minimum 4 hours or overnight. So, relax and take your time, the results will surpass the expectations!
  • Because we seek for healthy/wealthy delight, instant oats are not reasonable. Whole grain oats are rich in fiber and are more nutritious than instant, so, we use them.
  • After first 30 minutes of baking, take a look to the cookies time to time for not to overbake them. Baking time at 100 °C temperature depends on your oven and thickness of the cookies. So, no other way, I always look for not to overbake them.
ORIGINAL TABLETS

Disclaimer: I am sharing my personal experience to tell you what helped me and still helps me to feel well (wealthy:)). All posts on this site are for entertainment only. The posts do not provide any dietetic service, medical advice or treatment for anyone, including but not limited to pregnant, breast-feeding women, suffering from acute/chronic diseases or other health concerns, food intolerance, latent health conditions, healthy people, etc. Take care!

Turmeric tongues are jummy ones

Only two ingredients of homemade jummies could bring a new experience for a mouth’s sensors. And of course, some healthy/wealthy benefits.

Ingredients:

  • Dry apricots, washed, handful
  • Turmeric root, fresh and washed, 2 pcs

How to make it:

  • Make a cut till a half of dry apricot and put a coin-size piece of turmeric root inside. Its ready!

Important note!

Dry organic apricots should be dark in colour. Bright and vivid orange colour shows there was a specific chemical treatment with sulfur dioxide (E220).

Disclaimer: I am sharing my personal experience to tell you what helped me and still helps me to feel well (wealthy:)). All posts on this site are for entertainment only. The posts do not provide any dietetic service, medical advice or treatment for anyone, including but not limited to pregnant, breast-feeding women, suffering from acute/chronic diseases or other health concerns, food intolerance, latent health conditions, healthy people, etc. Take care!

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