New Years Resolution for Christopher Bornstein so that all may hold me accountable

FireworksinMexicocityatNewYearAnother year is about to be forever lost to the sands of the hourglass and be written off as history.  For many the passing will come with some form of alcohol induced revelry, for others it will be a most somber moment and for most, it will be nothing more than a day or two of reflection and over the counter pain meds for the hangover, but what if it were different?

What if we use this particular Neuvo Ano [New Year for those who are particularly language challenged] as a milestone in our lives, something that come next New Years, we will be able to look back and have even more incentive to push forward to the future?

For most of us the cycle that we call life is nearly fixed, only being changed when forces beyond us cause the change, we lose a job or get a promotion, we become sick, we have an accident, get into a relationship or get out of one.  How about driving the change from within for this year?

This will, for me, mark the first New Years that I will endeavor to make a concerted and conscious effort to become more than what I am today.  To be that man I for now only dream of.  I share it with you as what I hold dear to my dreaming self is noble enough for anyone who may want to question it and it is my mission to share most all of my life to help and assist you in doing that which you may ordinarily deign as a flight of fancy or some silly whimsy.  Obviously if I can pull it off, anyone can, that’s the reason for sharing.

What is life if not full of mystery and dreams, what is the point if we cannot hope for real magic in our lives?  Should we content ourselves with the search for financial stability and possibly a partner as a be all and end all?

As children did we not often seek a thrill by doing that which we were expressly forbid.  Entering rooms that were off limits, sneaking under the broken fence to explore the abandoned house, going off into the woods, getting lost and sometimes being lost on purpose… where did those days go and if we are to enter the kingdom of heaven as a child, then what are we but hypocrites who call other adults childish and demand that our youth grow up quicker?  God tells me one thing and my boss and parents another!

At some point I purposely laid this aspect of myself to rest.  The zest of life was packed in an air tight jar and slowly forgotten together with the other spices in the back of the pantry only to shine once every so often when I find myself searching for that something, my eyes momentarily lighting upon my lust for life, now covered with a thin film of dust, so long forgotten I am no longer even certain of what it is I am looking at, and yet, on some deeper level, I know that if I only opened that jar, all would be well, but even this has been bred out of us by our daily lives and the slow crush of routine which spells death through normalcy.  A slow kind of slavery if you will, with no one apparent master, so insidious in its indoctrination by all that we surround ourselves with, and find ourselves surrounded by since our very birth.  Almost like a huge corporation, that upon reaching a certain size, it nearly runs itself.  To big in scope and reason to point a finger at any one person to lay blame for what it does, as even those in its innermost workings eventually are lost to the greater ideal of the company.

This is where I lose my way, my voice in life.  Lost in the cacophony of the small and tedious, the seemingly huge responsibilities which are no more our own that those things we do in order to continue breathing and living with “things”.

Everything has a price to be paid, a membership fee, a dress code and a way of speaking that is particular to it, from “The Old Boys Club”, to the Local 284, The Masons, The hippies, Potheads, Gangsters, everyone has a price to be in that game, every game its own rules and jargon.  Whatever game you find yourself in, its because you choose to pay the price and play the game.  If you do not like it, you must follow the rules and get out, or you must be smarter and more clever.  Either way, you must recognize the overall idea and then choose which games to play and which ones to not even glance in the direction of.

So, where does that diatribe leave me…?  It leaves me in the self help section of our local bookstore looking for yet another book to read and then possibly ponder, give away or shelve as I found such gems of wisdom therein, highlighted, dog eared and yellow stickied….  Until the next self help book comes along, and I do it all again.

Lets break the cycle and actually DO some of the things I tell myself I will do someday, for what is it I am actually waiting on in order to enact these rights of passage that will set free my bonds of self imposed misery?  What moment am I truly waiting for if not now?  Its one of the most elusive drugs of our time and station in life.  If you are reading this, there is an incredibly high chance that you live in relative luxury.  Of course, such things are relative to be sure, and yet, you are fed, and for whatever reason, you have a computer, internet, and as you are reading this, you have time to surf the net for semi important things and not life or death things.

In fact, there is no one shooting at you right now, do you have any idea how many children wish they could say the same.  As they walk miles for dirty drinking water.

Make this the year you actually ENACT you resolution.  Make this the year you will keep your RESOLVE.

Enough, plenty of blah blah time later!  Time for MY resolutions and they will be thought of by me as SEEDS.  My reasoning is that all seeds have a specific set of instructions inherent to them, that, if followed will yield results.  Just like all games, seeds are another game, a set of rules, use of jargon and tools particular to them.

The results will be based upon my personal influence over my own mind and body.  The stronger I bend my will to whatever “seed” I have planted, the easier it will be for the fruits of my labor to be sweet beyond measure.  In planting a seed, I must ensure that the individual seeds planted do not over grow the rest of the garden, or, that depending on the season and time, the space and condition of the soil, I do not upset any overall balances.   Paying attention to the growth of the seed into plant, keeping balance, always keeping a balance.

I am seeking to make changes that will best effect my overall experience in life.  If our personality and responses to things are the basis for all we are, than a more quality life may only be achieved through the fundamental reconstruction of our minds, that is what this year will hold for me.

1.  Re establish base point for emotional response – So what does that mean.  It means that when I lose my wallet as I did the other day I will not resort to calling myself names and deciding that I wish Id been aborted rather than adopted.  Its unnecessary at the very least, at its worst, it is more corrosive than having battery acid shoved up ones own ass.  Truly, a keen sense of baseline when it comes to responses is key, for what is it that sets us apart from our heroes?  Why is James Bond the man when it comes to diffusing a nuclear weapon with 5 minutes on the clock, precisely because he is – Cool Under Fire.  Now I use this as an extreme example, but tone that most will be able to identify with.  That I completely lost my marbles when I thought I lost my wallet, and however well intentioned my anger may potentially have been, after all, it is quite a thing to get a new drivers license from Hawaii while in Mexico with very little cash, in fact, you cannot imagine.  All of that being said, we must be ever vigilant when it comes to justification, rationalization, all of these will enable our behaviors, but will not help us be free of their destructive consequences on those around us.

As emotions are thoughts turned into actual chemicals by the body, this is a crucial element to be in control of.  It is the essence of all our lives if we were to boil it down to a purpose, and so it shall be my beginning.

All of this is well and good, but, what do we do about it, I may as well be lassoing a tornado or driving a herb of Northern Mexico Spotted Prairie Chihuahuas!  While true in one sense, on the other hand, it is a most easy process, so easy in fact that it has been practiced by nearly all the world in one for or other since the dawn of time.  From religion to Martial arts, meditation is a key ingredient, there is no master, be they good or evil that doesn’t practice the meditative arts.  There is my beginning, a minimum of 10 minutes per day of sitting meditation.  Why sitting, because it is uncomfortable for me and I do not like it per sey, ergo, that is where I will begin.

Another aspect of this, and a potential source for my destructive behavior, is what I allow into my mind.  Unfortunately, I love action and movies with rather high amounts of violence and yet, what do I truly gain from said films?  At best, a brief sojourn from reality, at worst, some deep and systematic re programming of who I am as an individual.  Many people do not wish to lay blame on these forms of entertainment – video games, movies, TV shows, and yet we know, based on the collected science of Big Industry, that even 30 seconds, if crafted right, will exert a huge influence over the average person.  Case in point, advertising.  A Super Bowl Commercial is worth many millions of dollars these days due to its ability to get a person to buy the product.  Why would we assume that there is any difference with a TV Show or Movie?  Because we don’t want to believe there is a difference as we are not ready to do without.  Well, we must all choose our own lives and what we want them to look like, so, this is gong to be mine.  It has been shown by lab tests and scientists the world over that the mind changes, quite literally simply by watching violence.  Well, if what we seek is a world of Peace and if what I want to be is a harbinger of said Peace, I have only one option.  Drop my amount of media intake in the form of TV [shows and NEWS] and movies with violence to nil.

Meditation is now scientifically, I always love when facts are scientifically proven, then you have to really be a purposefully ignorant person to continue to spit in the face of the fact, and has been the key vessel for enlightenment since man begin to scratch marks on stone and call it history.

How Implemented – Meditate daily for at least 10 minutes.  Decrease the amount of violence I see on a daily basis, i.e. cut out violent movies and TV shows [includes News, there is nothing there that I need to know as I am part of its cause].

2.  Focus on Martial arts ad Breathing, one and the same –  The magic is in the breathing, that is the moment that the intangible becomes tangible.  Imagine, and yes, I know that you know the air is made of particles and vis a vis, is not made of nothing, no, I don’t mean intangible in the sense of a vacuum, simply put, to the naked eye, the pavement of concrete under ones feet strongly makes an impression of safety, where if a person were to walk on a sidewalk made of air at 1000 feet, another set of feelings entirely, for most, would arise.

So it is here that martial arts and especially those arts which are considered internal, are for me the most powerful.  They teach one to control the most fundamental alchemy that every living thing does, respirate, even the planet respirates, once you learn this single naked truth and see it for the true wonder that it is, you have planted a seed, you must now simply follow through with various practices to see your seed mature into a most powerful thing.

Planting the seed is a key, writing it to paper is a key, committing to a goal and then making it public is a key, it is in fact a key which causes the most consternation and war, or peace and prosperity, for we make the plantings of seeds in our promises on a personal, group, national and global level.  Empires fall because of broken words, people are freed because of kept words.

How Implemented – Daily Kung Fu – choosing from Bagua Zhang, Tai Chi, or Xing Yi.  I know the basics of all three, according to all my teachers throughout my life, he who studies the basics for a lifetime is a master in the end.  I will never have that answer if I never implement the practice.

3.  Stay in the Moment – many of these I realize are interconnected, but even as the roots and the tree limbs are interconnected, they must still be focused on individually or there will be no fruit.

Staying in the moment is part of breathing, obviously, too many moments without breath and there will be moments no more.  But what does it really mean to stay in the moment?

It is not as some may think the act of not thinking, for this is only possible to minds that have transcended even using Facebook, no it is the art of not following a thought.  For example, Mr. Bond falls from a ledge, in one moment he has the thought of what awaits him at the bottom, death by splat.  NOW, at this point, many people will become fixated on this thought, the death by splat, they will be completely focused on it and will think of nothing else except the splat up to the moment of the splat at which point thinking will cease of its own accord due to damage of the machine doing the thinking.

So here’s the rub, not following the thought to its logical end, staying in the moment, not wishing you hadn’t been pushed over [past thinking], not focused on the splat [future], but there in the moment and BINGO, grabbing the flagpole on the way down, swinging in through the window and kicking ass.

Being in the moment isn’t about not having thoughts, thoughts come constantly, its about which thoughts to follow, which ones will be kept and which are let to pass.  If not for our ability to think, we would be lost as a species and as individuals.  In thinking, we are constantly shown answers to every question, need and desire that come into our lives.  For many of us, we grab at the first thought that comes to mind and then follow it, blocking out all other thoughts, therein lies the problem.  We are using the machine incorrectly, much like the T.V. which can show us so many different things and yet many of choose to watch drivel.  Originally hailed as the great savior, it is now the great seller.  The same can be said of our thought processes.  Choose to only focus on the most helpful of thoughts time and time again, helpful to my overall aim and I shall be a master.

How implemented – Again, meditate, when moving around in life on a daily basis, focus on the breath and use the adage of every moment is a teacher to the fullest.  This may be one of the more abstract New years goals I have set for myself, and yet, one of the most important, for there can be no super HEROES in those that lose the moment.

4.  Discontinue Use of Alcohol – This is a tough one for me as I love it.  That being said, I also have a literal laundry list of scientific, spiritual and a whole host of common sense reasons why it simply is not for me any longer.

How implemented – Simple, dont drink alcohol, nor take up time explaining why not=]

5.  My diet is fairly precise and I am happy with it, BUT, there is an aspect I would like to change, late night snacking! I’m vegan, I rarely eat sugar and am not bullied into eating anything except what I want by anyone, until its my own mind of course…

One of the hardest habits I have is the late night snack.  Now, while seemingly innocuous, I assure you the devil is in the details.  For one, a late night snack is usually just before bed or somewhere in the midst of dream time.  As you may or may not know, the stomach best serves the resting body when EMPTY.  When full, one of two things, well, two that I am aware can happen.

A.  The body does not rest, and instead goes through the process of digestion.  This of course is debilitating as now I am not getting my rest, not getting rest is so deadly that it is one of the most fundamentally used forms of torture.

B.  The body decides to shut down.  I get my rest, but now I have a lump of food literally rotting in my gut all night.  This now becomes a lump of yuck that must be expelled from the body, and that takes a lot of energy to get rid of.  So now I am losing energy, and lots of it simply to get rid of food that was eaten for no purpose other than to make my tongue happy for a moment.

How implemented – Don” t eat past 8pm unless I am on some mission and haven’t eaten in days and etc etc etc, if the situation arises, I will deal with it then.

That there will be more to come to my mind as the day progresses, of course, I will add them as I see fit.  For now, this will give me plenty to work on and the results will be pretty spectacular.  I am happy for anyone to share theirs with me and I am open to suggestions and of course, have advice to share with you as well should you ask.

The world isn’t saving itself, or, better, it WILL BEGIN to start saving itself and that is when things will get increasingly difficult for us as human beings.  If not now, when?

If we look at our lives in some way that makes the daily choices we make more tangible in how they affect us long term and those around us, life will become infinitely more interesting and functional.  For this reason I leave you with the analogy of a book, or, for those who disdain such pursuits in lieu of Television, well, any long term TV show will do.

In any decent Book or TV show, there are story lines.  The story lines start when one of the characters in said story makes a choice about something.  These choices usually branch out in many ways both seen and unseen to not only us, but the characters in the story.  How often have I been blown away when a character, or choice comes up from last season, or from chapter 2 only to show again in chapter 25, having been seemingly forgotten all this time, but now, BOOM, there it is, now a pinnacle of the entire story upon which everything else, even that which was thought to be much more important, now rests.

So it is with our lives.  They are stories, you are the writer.  Unless you keep your choices simple and succinct, you may end up with an unmanageable heft of various story lines that are now beginning to write themselves as you are no longer able to maintain them, so, as with anything that involves others, they begin to take on lives of their own, which in turn greatly impact our lives, for they are of our story!

As you go through your days, remember this, PLEASE, every choice you make, even the most minute of those choices at the time, could very easily be the biggest life changer ever, and, just as possible, the greatest of choices can easily end up being dust in the wind, not worth the time you spent thinking on it.  Choose wisely and your life will show it, choose poorly and such is the story you write of your life.

Aloha and a very Happy New Year to you, may you choose wisely, and may YOU choose often that which alters your life for the good or the bad and blessed is the person who doesn’t judge until the end=]

Change up! Chest, Triceps, Stomach, bit of cardio at the same time…

As we are resting here in La Paz, we are utilizing the gym which is very close to where we are staying.  Man doesn’t become strong by only pushing pedals!  I used to be an assistant manager at 24 Hour Fitness and picked up quite a few things due to the quality trainers I had the pleasure of working with at the time – SHOUT OUT TO YOU MIKE and SUPER VAN [thanks for helping liberate my mattress and for letting me ride your ninja bike=]

As many of you probably work out in the gym, Id like to share a chest and tricep workout with you.  Part of the utility of the work out is based on the lessons of a gentleman who spent time in prison due to his mafia dealings.  He gave me a lot of sound advice on many things to include how to really get a solid workout in based upon the penal systems limitations.  I have thought about this often since and based on the lives many of us live, so regimented and structured, we are i a prison without walls.  I do not mean to launch into a social commentary, for this is not one.  What I do want to share is what that gentleman and the personal trainers shared with me in one neat package.  For the time I am here, I will be sharing my workouts with you.  I have no delusions of grandeur and what you are doing may be adequate, may be light years ahead of what I have to offer, this is merely for those of you who want to try something different or maybe you want to make a whole new start…  Enjoy!

There will be NO REST period between exercises.  This is a continuous flow series and is part of the workout.  You’re getting cardio, while strength training.  This strength training is for building strength more so than sheer volume of muscle.  If you want to build muscle, we have to do a different work out entirely!  This will be a good start to give you strength from which you can really begin to body build.

NOTE:  Everything that is done once you begin the first stretch, is done with a constant attention to your posture.  YOUR ENTIRE POSTURE!  No matter what exercise or stretch, you are focused and A W A R E.  You are aware of your foot position, your back, hips, arms, chest, neck and head.  You are always seeking the best posture available to you at the time of the exercise.  If you are unable to hold a decent posture, move on, there is no point in reinforcing poor habits, it will get you nowhere but pain in the long run.

Today is Chest and Tri’s, music by Ozzy Osbourne.  Stomach is done every time just as Arnold recommends=]


Arms swings – swing right arm having movement come from the waist.  let the hand and arm be heavy.  Start slowly, but not so slowly you are engaging the arm muscles.  Again, movement is to be coming from waist/hip area.  This may take some time, its OK, you have the rest of your life=]  Do your right arm, then your left.

Hands behind back – Start with either arm, place arm above head, like raising your hand to answer a question, then allow the forearm to drop behind your neck.  With your opposite hand, allow it to drop to side and reach behind and up your back to the other.  Grasp your fingers and hold.  BE GENTLE, this is a powerful stretch.  If you cannot reach your hands together, hold a towel in the upper hand and with your bottom hand, hold it.  As you loosen, you can creep your lower hand up the towel until one day you no longer need it.

Swim stretch – This is the one you see the swimmers doing before the race on TV or what have you.  Cross one arm across your chest in front of you as best you can.  At the same time, bring your opposite hand up in front of it in a bent angle, and hold your straightened arm across your chest, you should feel the stretch in the shoulder of the straight arm.  DO NOT, place your holding arm on the elbow of your straightened arm, behind the elbow on the tricep as best you can.  Can be a deep stretch so go easy!

Arms at wall – Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, the stretching arm side will be touching the wall as best possible.  The entire side, including the foot.  Both feet are facing forward.  The arm being stretched is back behind you along the wall at shoulder height.  Keep your posture as perfect as you can.  If this is difficult for you, come away from the wall just a little bit.  Over time you will eventually be able to be flush with the wall.

Begin Weights

Physio ball bench – The physio ball is the big ball, you will be using whatever dumbbells will allow you ten repetitions [thats what I go for].  Sit on the ball with the weights in your hands resting them on your thighs.  As you roll onto your back, you will bring the weights up into the air above you in a chest press position.  You will stop once you feel the ball under your upper back. Keep your knees as close together as possible.  Your booty will be hanging in the air, keep a steady force on this area towards the ceiling.  Feet as close together as possible as well.

When you bring the weights down, you can do one at a time or both.  if you opt for one at a time, keep the other in the air.  The one coming towards you will end up closer to the bottom of your chest than the top as this is better for your joint.  Keep your posture.  Thats part of the exercise, yes you are strengthening your chest, you are also building your core.  Keep the focus!

Feel free to alternate between using both at the same time, one at a time, mix it up, right side, left side, both etc.  Keep your workouts varied and interesting and you will not get bored, which is a big reason for failure in realization of goals.

Pull ups – Pu the weights down and go to a pull up bar, or a weight assited pull up machine.  If you do not have a pll up machine and are unable to do a pull up, use a chair and get in position and the do a reverse up, gently letting yourself down.  After a few months of this, you will be able to do pull ups.

If using a machine, start with the minimum assistance necessary for 8-10, the add more assistance, I use 10 pound increments until I can no longer do one with 60 pounds of help.

Dips – Many of you will have a machine if you are using a gym, if so, immediately switch the weight to again allow you to do 8-10 dips and then gradually increase the “help” until you can do no more.

If you do not have a machine, you will need to find two parallel bars, or, get two chairs, your hands will be on the one behind you and your heels will be on the one in front of you, legs straight.  Dip down and push yourself up.  You will feel this in the triceps no matter which way you do it.

Push ups – diamond push ups are your first push up.  if this is difficult for you, do a regular push up.  Do remember to try your very best to have your elbows facing back and not out to the sides!  Do as many as you can and dont lie to yourself, thats silly. Eventually you will be able to do a lot, but only if you didn’t lie.  Imagine if you were able to lie and rationalize to yourself as a child, you would probably have trouble walking if you ever learned at all.  it’s no wonder evolution decided we would walk before we could talk lest we never learn the basics!


Cable side row – This will need a machine for the cable aspect.  Adjust the cable to a height between your chest and waist.  You will hold the handle with the opposite hand of the direction you are twisting.  Example, if you are twisting to the right, the left hand will be in contact with the handle and the right will be folded over it.

Keep your arms straight and stand parallel to the cable pulley.  Twist to the right or left depending on which way your starting, a full 180 degrees.  You should feel this all over your stomach.  As with all exercises, choose a weight that allows you to do 10 at least.

If you do not have a machine, lie on the ground on your side with your legs together and raised off the ground a few inches and  loosely hold your hands behind your head and use your side muscles to raise your upper body.  You probably wont go far, in your mind you are picturing touching your elbow to your feet, if you actually do this, you either did it wrong because my directions are abysmal or you are a ninja.

Cable samurai sword up  – I have also heard this called the woodchop and some others.  This is the same principle as the above exercise, except this time you are lowering the cable pulley to the lowest setting and swinging up, everything else is the same.

If you don’t have a machine, do bicycle legs.  This is where you lie on your back and you “pedal” your legs while alternately touching your elbows to your knees.

Dual cable bottom to top – In this both of the cable pulleys will be at the lowest setting, the weight will be lower than you may initially think, it’s ok, it’s a powerful lift.  Grasp both handles and in a sweeping motion, bring the handles up and in front of you.  You should feel a powerful chest contraction.  This can be done with dumbbells as well if you don’t have a machine.

Cable cross body – Keep the pulleys in the same position, just switch hands so that they are now crossed in front of you.  Bring both hands up and to the side, you should look/feel like a Super Hero breaking out of something.  This can be done with dumbbells as well if you don’t have a machine.

Decline press – The bench you are laying on will now have your legs higher than your head, hence, decline.  Use either the bar or dumbbells.  You will be pushing straight up, it may feel a bit odd.  You should feel this more so in the top of the chest.

Push ups wrist  – Place your hands in push up position, but now turn them over with the wrists on the ground and your fingers will be facing one another under your chest.  This is a powerful push up, start with mats or padding under your wrists.  Go slow, if need be start on your knees.  With time it will become much easier.

Go back to Pull up Machine for a set!

Sevens curls  Use olympic bar or available bar/dumbbells, this isnt to work the muscle hard, just to provide a balance for the day in the arm, not a necessary thing, I do it cause I like what it does for me.  You start by curling the bar to waist height seven times, then start at waist height and curl to chest seven times, then curl from wait to chest seven times.

Tri pull down rope – This is a machine exercise.  Use the rope attachment, the “dangly” one with two ends.  Use a weight you can comfortably control.  You aren’t looking for a fast pace, your body should be still, use your triceps to move the rope, dont “throw yourself” into it.

Over head lifts for tri’s – Once again, sit on the big ball and have a dumbbell in either hand to start.  As you held your arm for the hands behind back, or the second stretch, you will basically do the same for this.  Use a light weight until you figure out your range.  Start with your arm fully raised, legs and feet together, back straight.  Bend at elbow bringing arm and hand holding dumbbell behind head and then raise back to fully extended position.  Do this for 10 reps.

Bicycles forward and reverse – Lie on your back, as you pedal your feet, hands behind your head, you will touch your elbows to the knee closest to you.  Do not pull on neck with hands behind head.

Crunches – Legs straight in the air, crunch your upper body as far as you can towards your knees.  Do not pull on neck with hands behind head.

Flutter kicks – With body straight on bench or floor, have hands under “sit bones”, A.K.A. sacrum, legs straight, head slightly raised to give you view of your feet.  Kick feet back and forth in an up and down motion until you feel naseous.

Take a quick break, and do it all over again.  Continue doing so until you notice your posture and strength are no longer existent.

Bee pollen – Pedaling for Peace Super Foods Series

pedaling for peace - bee pollen superfood    Bee pollen contains the male germ cells produced by plants through their flowers and blossoms, carefully selected by bees that separate only the grains that are richest in nutrients. Because of this, some people don’t consider this a vegan food, but it is definitely a powerful addition to you diet if you decide to consume it.

Most of the vitamins and nutrients found in bee pollen come in perfect proportions, which makes them more easily assimilated by the body respecting nature’s synergy.

Bee pollen is high in active carotenoids that are later turn into vitamin A in the body, vitamin B1, B2, B6, nicotinic acid, pantothenic acid, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, 59 different trace minerals, 22 amino acids and various enzymes. Keep in mind when consuming bee pollen as well as most other superfoods, this enzymes and many of it’s nutrients are destroyed by heat, so keep it raw and fresh always.

Some of the effects of bee pollen in the body are:

* Higher performance levels with increased stamina, strength and endurance.

* Stimulation of the metabolism that results in a healthy weight and strengthening of the cell tissues.

* Increased vitality and longevity.

* Increased mental focus and alertness. Overall toning of the nervous system.

* Better assimilation of nutrients and better elimination of toxins.

* Higher resistance to external aggression – bee pollen has natural antibiotic substances and stimulates a faster regeneration of tissues.

* Toning of the intestinal tissues and restoration of healthy intestinal flora.

However, please be grateful for the hard work of our tiny flying friends since it takes a bee eight hours of work per day for a month to gather one teaspoon of bee pollen! and be always conscious of the origin of your bee pollen, nowadays many types of bees around the world are struggling for survival. Yes, bees ARE in danger amongst other reasons, for the dirty battle of chemical farming practices and genetic modifications, so be kind and always grateful.