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Oct 16, 2014 BY Joy McCarthy

Inspired by: Sam Graci

—  found in  Well-being  —

I was so honoured to be able to interview author, nutrition researcher and formulator of Greens+, Sam Graci. His energy is infectious and his positive energy radiates!

I hope you love this interview as much as I loved interviewing him.

Here are some of the highlights of our chat.

Decades ago Sam was working with at-risk youth and realized the healing power of food in treating behavioural problems. He connected with a Canadian biochemist, physician and psychiatrist in Saskatchewan named Abram Hoffer to share his findings.

These are just some of the nuggets of inspo he shared

  • He gets outside every single day to get in tune with nature which helps the body's circadian rhythms.
  • How to thrive in today's polluted world. We have the ability if we provide our body with the right nutrition to neutralize what we are being assaulted with every day. Case in point, check out Genuine Health's new video.
  • We need a survival advantage and that advantage is our nutrition, our thoughts and how often we move our body.
  • Our body is designed to move. Get outside after eating dinner - great for blood sugar metabolism!
  • Respiration is a very powerful tool to alkalinize the body.
  • Be conscious of deep quality breathing. Especially in moments of stress or indecisiveness.
  • Prayer and meditation are mandatory, as is quiet time.
  • Quiet time is fundamental to happiness.
  • How does Sam have such great skin? The sunshine vitamin!
  • Key to healthy skin beyond sunshine is sweating. Sweat every single day.
  • The power of connecting to other human beings is essential to our wellness. How often do you smile at a stranger? Put down the cell phone and look up!
  • Find out your genetic weaknesses and adjust your supplements, lifestyle and eating habits accordingly.

One of my favourites:

"Prayer and meditation are mandatory, as is quiet time."

Have a joyous day!

Oct 16, 2014 BY Joy McCarthy
4 Comments
Christine   •   October 23, 2014

Joy, great interview! Thank you for sharing. I've been following your tips and recipes for about a month now--I am definitely seeing a difference in my energy levels! A side question--is it normal to see a gain in weight when switching to more whole, organic foods? I am not taking in any more/less food than normal and my exercise regime is the same. Just wondering if this is something I should be concerned about or something that will 'even out' eventually. Thanks again!!

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Kate McDonald Walker   •   October 24, 2014

diana   •   November 3, 2014

Great interview!! Sam is a contagious ball of energy!! great reminders, and some wonderful new info! Thanks for sharing :)

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glenncain   •   November 3, 2014

Hi Joy how are you doing,i know your doing well keep it going very smart lady.I met you one time at WholeFoods in mississauga.I also met Sam Graci about seven years ago in Mississauga thats where i live. I said to him i took the day of work to hear you speak later on . When i arrived there for his speech, he told the large crowd he met this great person in the parking lot and that he took the day off of work to come here,then he said is Glenn here please stand up,i stood up laughing like a little kid then he said to the crowd give this man a big welcome in which they did. SAM IS GREAT, WHAT A POWERFUL MIND TAKE CARE JOY.

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