The SuperCharge! Way
Our mission at SuperCharge! Foods is to Facilitate Life Growth through holistic nourishment, sustainability and community. We have mindfully selected the most nutrient-dense MicroGreens! to grow with our SuperCharge! process, in order to deliver holistic goodness to the People.
Supplement your diet with LIVE FOOD ENERGY!
Consuming LIVE FOOD delivers LIFE FORCE ENERGY along with the necessary chemistry to build a healthy body and optimize functioning! Your body is alive. When dead food is consumed the body needs to add LIVE ENERGY to it in order to make it into a LIVE BODY.
SuperCharge! Foods has a holistic growing process meaning we are feeding our plants not only on the physical level but on the energetic levels as well. We believe it is important to Know Your Farmer and know where your food comes from, the intention it is grown, and who you are supporting when you buy your food!
We also aim to be as sustainable for the environment as possible... SuperCharge! Foods is a CLEAN ENERGY PARTNER and runs on 100% renewable energy!
...and what we eat, eats. We believe the molecules you build your body with are important for your health and well-being. Most of us get our body’s building blocks from the FOOD we consume.
When essential minerals, nutrients, enzymes and vitamins are part of the daily diet, one is able to build a healthy body to house a healthy mind and Spirit. Through Earth friendly bio-dynamic practices and conscious method; SuperCharge! Foods produces the highest quality, nutrient dense, and energetically integral food with bio-available goodness For the People.
We believe satisfying the nutritional requirements of the body and mind is the first step toward health, JOY, well-being, performance enhancement, community, sustainability, conscious evolution, and LIFE GROWTH.
11am - 12:30pm, Saturday, June 9
Special Class on Hanna Somatic Movements
Pre-registration is smart. 608 469 3205, text or call to reserve.
20 maximum. $15.
“It’s just like riding a bike--you never forget.” This statement, which you are likely to have heard before, is a great example for explaining how our brain controls our muscles. There are 2 main parts of the human brain: the Cerebral Cortex and the Sub-Cortex. All learning happens in the Cortex. Before riding, your body had to learn the movements of biking through repetition. Once the muscles, which only act as directed by your brain, know the movements required, the pattern moves into the sub-cortex and the cortex forgets about it and goes on to something else more interesting. This is how you have learned to walk, eat ice cream, type, etc. and why you do not have to relearn them each time! This is a very good thing.
However, as the cortex learns through repetition, it will also learn maladaptive patterns that we will experience as pain and problems. Shoulders contracted toward the ears from stress, head forward from desk work, a low back strain that never seems to fully go away—these are examples of SMA, Sensory Motor Amnesia. It is these patterns in the Sub-Cortex, that we want to set free. Imagine this chain of events: an ankle sprain 10 years ago shows up as a sore hip due to having to take more weight on one leg and the contraction never fully released even though the ankle recovered fully. This is an example of where a muscle pattern was learned, and then, the sub-cortex took over and the cortex forgot all about it. It is that simple. But, we, and the doctors who may treat us, rarely connect the full chain of events from the ankle sprain to the sore hip which makes one side of the lower back always tight to the difficulty of an internal organ that is being pressed upon by a ribcage that is being pulled down on one side by those same tight back muscles-- and now, surgery is recommended. If only we knew how to release the muscles making that hip sore before the chain of events continued! This is the goal of somatic education: the re-education of our own brain to sense and thus control our muscles. Only one part of the brain contracts muscles. Only that part can cause them to relax.
This special class is an experiential re-education to introduce you to Hanna Somatic Exercises. Taught by Carla Raushenbush, of Madison’s Perfect Knot Yoga for 23 yrs. and a massage therapist for 27. Currently, in her 500 hr Clinical Somatic Educator training, she teaches public classes as well as working with individuals. Even with so much experience, Carla knew the moment she encountered Hanna Somatics, that it was the missing link in her health work with people, the difference between truly getting free of chronic muscular tension or feeling good for a few hours. It clearly addressed the questions of why do muscles stay tight and how do we relax them? Hint: not by stretching. (Yes, a yoga teacher just said that.)
In this class, movements will be slow and done eyes closed, mostly while laying on the floor. Non-constrictive clothing is required: sweatpants, leggings, long sleeve pullover shirt; no buttons or belts. You are unlikely to sweat, but be sure you can be warm enough. Please, maybe a bit less coffee for 2 hours before class. Should you like to read about Somatics before then, this is a good article:
For someone looking to grow their own wheatgrass at home, what are the absolute basics they should have in terms of equipment? Are there any climates which aren't conducive to growing wheatgrass and if so, what steps can they take to remedy this (if at all possible)?
To grow WheatGrass at home you will need a tray, medium, seed, water, nutrients. Lights may be necessary but good light through a window can also work. WheatGrass doesn't like it over 72 degrees or high humidity. Fans can be used to provide some wiggle-room in conditions. Of course the more conducive the environment is to facilitate life growth the better. We've used sacred geometry, crystals, sound, grounding, and harmonizing technologies to optimize our growing environment in the middle of a city beckoned with wi-fi, emf's, emissions, radiation, pollution, etc. You can do what you can and know to create a comfortable growing space for your plants. Most of all the grower's Love and attention tends to be the most influential piece in the growing process.
if you are interested in growing your own food and would like more information ~ check out this event at Paradigm Gardens: Grow Your Own MicroGreens with SuperCharge! Foods
What is the best way to consume wheatgrass in terms of maximum nutrient absorption? I've read several personal blogs with differing opinions on this and I'd love to get an expert opinion.
the best way to consume WheatGrass juice in my opinion is to juice the grass immediately after harvesting with a press-juicer. The Grass should be harvested upon its optimal harvest time (which is right before the second 'shoot' or second blade of grass starts to shoot from the original) - and immediately after being removed from its optimal growing conditions.
It is better to harvest the Grass completely at its harvest time and store in a container in refrigeration rather than partially harvest or let trays over-grow. We have also found it is better to harvest trays and package the Grass rather than refrigerate or transport live trays.
Upon juicing- it is always best to consume the juice immediately and 'chew' the juice~ which means to swish the juice around in the mouth to mix enzymes and absorb as much as you can in the mouth like you would in taking medicine or a tincture under the tongue.
For most people, it is more feasible to juice several days to a weeks worth at a time. They say there is one active enzyme in WheatGrass that will oxidize after 20 minutes... otherwise the shelf life of the juice varies with its nutrient density and bioenergy. It seems the core nutrition remains but enzymes will begin to break down over a couple days and the juice will begin to lose its sweetness. We have found growing WheatGrass the SuperCharge! way creates sweeter juice with optimal nutrient density that lasts longer. We find that diluting WheatGrass juice with water increases its shelf-life and potency. We recommend using our juice in 2 or 3 days but if taste is not a priority you can keep it longer. It may start to separate but can last weeks. It seems as the grass-juice will start to ferment rather than spoil when made from high quality nutrient-dense WheatGrass; which can taste kind of funky but offer other levels of nutrient value.
Here is an article from our friend with Vera Vita Supply!
We believe the quality of minerals and live contents within water is pertinent to optimally facilitating life growth!
WATER EVOLUTION: DEMYSTIFYING THE MYTH ONCE AND FOR ALL - TRUE ALKALINITY VERSUS THE POPULARIZED NOTION OF A HIGH PH NUMBER
Posted by Vera Vita Supply on October 31, 2017
“Life is water dancing to the tune of solids. Without that dance, there could be no life.”
― Gerald H. Pollack
(Image: Droplet evaporation method microscopy of ocean derived trace minerals)
In a world where longevity and graceful aging are important commodities, health conscious families are seeking cost-effective solutions for their water. They must decipher an unfair amount of data before making key decisions too. What are the truly relevant themes governing optimal fluid balances and the body’s preferred acid neutralization modes?
Listed below are typical sources of water used in most homes.
Water as a Commodity
For decades now, dishonest marketers have misinformed consumers into believing alkaline water (as a number value) is the same as alkalinity (mineralization). This same lobby has suggested that high-pH numbered water (for example 9.0) has greater health benefits than a lower number pH (7.0).
Listed below are the 4 most common mistakes made by consumers:
- Choosing a water based on a pH number
- Confusing an alkaline water “number” with alkalinity, and consequently--
- Buying water believed to be minerally alkaline that only fits a number regime--
- Ultimately neglecting the primary role of mineralization (trace minerals)
To clarify these points, consider that alkaline trace minerals are what guarantee alkaline benefits, not the water’s numerical value as a “popularized” parameter. This means the water’s original source must include inherent acid-neutralizing minerals (naturally) or that trace minerals must be added separately or artificially.
The pH Chart: 1 to 14
General health is a complex phenomenon reflecting chemical balances that are unique to every individual. At the center of this complexity is the simplicity and fluid dexterity of water’s H2O formula. For example, being hydrated is a key factor and assimilating organic trace minerals is essential for optimal health because certain foods and minerals exist in forms not easily absorbed by cells.
There are generalized truths about pH balance that are important despite unique individual chemistry. The digestive system’s finely tuned ecology is characterized by pH and interacts with the body’s hormonal system through its endocrine functions. Within this generalized function, blood-sugar stability is sensitive to pH dynamics. In digestion, acids are important to decomposition and alkaline water can inhibit the stomach’s natural digestive balance. The following pH chart depicts the importance of trace minerals along the standard numerical scale of 1 to 14, where water’s see-saw value with 7.0 at center separates acid from alkaline.
pH Number Is Not the Proper Guideline: Alkalinity as Trace Mineralization Is
Now that we’ve introduced the basic pH number chart, it is important to give it a proper context. Recall the 1970’s Duracell battery advertising slogan, “Alkaline Energizer?” This was a different type of cell, but electrochemical charge is the same principle in our body’s biological health. Alkaline water has become a household term, but what makes any water alkaline if it’s not the pH number? Trace minerals determining pH are even more crucial to alkalinity when viewed from inside our cells as opposed to outside our bodies in a glass of water. This is where methods of “delivery” to and through cell membranes become crucial aspects of health.
pH Delivery to Cells
At Vera Vita we are motivated to understand the complexities of pH inside and outside the body. If it were as simple as designating a number boundary separating acidity from alkalinity, any pH value above 7.0 would fit the bill for alkaline. While this may be true by the narrowest of terms (particularly outside your body in a glass of water) it is certainly untrue once inside the body.
When we drink a cold glass of water the physical and chemical components enter our body and influence the electricity inside the body. It’s the trace minerals that play a critical role in our health, carried into our cells and energized by the water.
Electrochemical charges focus on alkaline and acidic balances, where water’s universal intelligence plays a central organizing role. Such organization may allow “structured drinking water” to provide liquid crystal benefits via trace mineralization. The pH of the water alone is no guarantee of an alkaline balance inside the cells without these trace minerals to assist with membrane permeability and cell transfer protocols. Water has a unique material matrix (geometry) of clustered dynamics when energetically structured by trace minerals.
Why is chlorophyll good for your body?
There is a very interesting correlation of the chemical structure of hemoglobin (main part of HUMAN BLOOD) and chlorophyll (main component of PLANT BLOOD!)
Growing MicroGreens for functional food and WheatGrass juice~ we have an invested interest in why chlorophyll is so great and magical for the body.
The main chemical structure and geometry of HEMOGLOBIN and CHLOROPHYLL are almost identical- besides the central element in hemoglobin being IRON (which makes blood red) and the central element of chlorophyll being MAGNESIUM (which makes it green.)
This similarity is definitely auspicious. Biologically as food, this similarity makes chlorophyll an ideal component for digestion and excellent carrier for nutrition to be digested and assimilated by the human body.
The beauty of nature has provided us with a super efficient chemistry for us to feed our bodies. There are many published benefits of the human consumption of chlorophyll; such as fortifying the blood and providing energy. A quick google search retrieves this paragraph as the #1 entry:
"Chlorophyll benefits include helping fight cancer, improving liver detoxification, speeding up wound healing, improving digestion and weight control, and protecting skin health. The primary reason chlorophyll is considered a superfood is because of its strong antioxidant and anticancer effects. Feb 4, 2016"
We can clearly see that the naturally symmetric and blood matching geometry of the chlorophyll molecule provides biological benefit. It is said that chlorophyll can be used to replace blood in a blood transfusion if need be...
What a synchronistic connection of Nature- the fact that the blood of plants is so similar to the blood of humans. There must be significance to this structure that it is functional enough to be the supportive nurturing substance of different forms of life.
There seems to be a synergy that the body likes. The matching structure of chlorophyll also benefits the body as a mechanism of transporting vitamins, minerals, and nutrition. Chlorophyll provides a recognized and easily assimilated chemistry for the body to get energy. Instead of the body breaking down more complicated chemistry and having rebuild the structure and rearrange the molecule to fit the blood; the body saves energy in consuming the bioavailabilty of plant substance in chlorophyll solution! In other words, instead of the body investing a large amount of energy in order to get energy- plants can provide the body with high energy sustenance that is readily available and easy to digest!
In a further view of the naturally occurring geometry of chlorophyll and hemoglobin; we can notice that the molecules are arranged in a "Medicine Wheel" structure! Truly this synchronicity beckons the beauty of Nature and Being. As a Medicine Wheel holds space for the archetypes of Self and Elements of Nature; blood and chlorophyll hold the 'essence' of physical biological structure.
The Sacred Geometry structure of these molecules includes 'hexes' ( 6-fold geometric carbon rings that 'hold' energy) and 'pents' (5-fold geometry that 'project' energy). Together this structure merges opposites ideal for giving and receiving, transporting, energizing, and nurturing. We can only begin to grasp how profound this is as a functional holistic structure with unlimited application potential.
6 or 'hex' is a great structure to manifest a holding pattern; while 5 or 'pent' is projective. Together we have a molecule that applies sacred geometry to facilitate biological function. The 5 and 6 geometries together provide a wonderful interplay of giving and receiving; making sense that nature would use this formula for such a core function such as that of chlorophyll and hemoglobin.
What adds more to this magic is when I googled the geometric structure for copyright and trademark purposes I found that the chlorophyll- hemoglobin molecular structure was indeed patented as a "cure for cancer;" but instead of an iron or magnesium molecule as the center atom they had SILVER!!
Great feedback on why integrating this 'Medicine Wheel' geometry technology into my healing and shamanic energy-work practice works so well!
TJ D : 8 JT
I was never into coffee until i met my wife. It simply did not interest me... but then I tried the organic fair trade french roast she made with organic cream- and I couldn't believe it! THIS is coffee? I had only been subjected to mainstream commercial coffees up to that point, which totally turned me off from coffee. But this organic formula was delicious and instantly hooked me on coffee.... the only issue was that my intestines and stomach was only able to tolerate a cup or two. Coffee was definitely tough on my digestion.
Then I discovered the antidote. WHEATGRASS. I found after I started doing WheatGrass juice, my body was able to tolerate coffee... In fact, large amounts. I found myself going on a binge. From only being able to drink a cup or two of coffee without having wheatgrass juice in my diet; I discovered I could drink coffee all day when supplementing with WheatGrass juice!
High grade coffee is much different than commercial coffee. It seems the higher quality beans offer more medicinal properties as well as better taste and smell. I recommend finding an integral organic fair trade coffee company that works with the coffee farmers in sustainability and providing for their community.
Coffee overall is pretty acidic which is one reason why the alkalizing properties of wheatgrass juice provide a synergistic antidotal blend.
The acids and medicinal properties of coffee offer purifying effects on the body. Caffeic Acid is a polyphenol in coffee known to offer the body antioxident, anticarcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory effects. It seems coffee can do well to eliminate toxins from the body as well, including radiation.
On the other hand, coffee can acidify the blood while extracting minerals and dehydrating the body.
WheatGrass juice can compliment coffee in a way where it can facilitate its medicinal properites while counteracting coffee's negative effects. WheatGrass is full of chlorophyll which has been found to have many positive effects on the body while alkalizing the blood. WheatGrass grown to its highest potential also offers all minerals the body needs- nullifying the leaching effect of coffee; as well as offering all essential amino acids the body needs.
We have also experienced wheatgrass juice facilitates a smooth caffeine buzz from the coffee, rather than a jittery ungrounded coffee buzz potentially experienced with coffee consumption.
It also seems like coffee and wheatgrass juice synergistically combine to create a functional healthy and energizing feeling that is greater than consuming each on its own. Try a wheatgrass shot before, during or after your coffee and see what you feel for yourself!
There has been many other substances emerging that combine well with coffee. Mushroom blends have been popular, as well as grass-fed butters and coconut oil derivatives found in the 'bulletproof' recipe.
We have been experimenting creating superfood coffee and have been greatly enjoying the results! Try for yourself and share your experiences and recipes!
Photo credit: Sharon Vanorny
Drop by the Juice Bar and check it out.
great local cold brew coffee. Stop by the wellness center and grab some.
and blessings to Sara and her son Wyatt for being our first customers!
We added a WELLNESS CENTER & JUICE BAR to our Urban Farm facility! We now have space for classes, gatherings, and meetings to share with the community, as well as the highest quality juices and homegrown greens SuperCharged with Love!
Live bodies need live food. Get lots of great, healthy ideas on how to utilize our MicroGreens.