Balanced Existence

Achieve and maintain health and wellness within the modern human environment

Entries for January, 2010

An OMEGA-3 Breakfast of Champions

Walnuts, Macadamias and flax seeds are great sources of plant based OMEGA-3 fat. OMEGA-3 fats are so important for so many things. Deficiencies in OMEGA-3 fats have been associated with asthma, heart disease and learning deficiencies. OMEGA-3 fats are termed “essential” because your body cannot make it out of other compounds. Thus you must get enough of it in your diet each and every day. If you use good quality eggs you’ll be getting some additional animal based OMEGA-3 fats as well.

The Illusion of Individuality

Where does this sense of individuality come from? We see ourselves as having distinctly separate bodies existing in space and time. This physically sensorial and limited observation conditions us until it becomes perception. When we perceive ourselves as individuals we come to own things, we are stolen from, insulted, we fear, we hate and we suffer.