Nutritional Clarity

“Thou shalt not poison thyself.”
–T.C. Fry
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Nobody should have to recover from a meal.

The food you eat should nourish your body not deplete it. This principle is inherent to both your snowshoeing and your wellness. The subject of nutrition is in a paralyzing state of analytical mayhem. This is unfortunate and unnecessary.

Sports performance and wellness have long been viewed as a symbiotic relationship.  Scientists have researched to exhaustion the role of almost every imaginable nutritive substance and its relationship to health and sport.  Rarely has the wellness, longevity, or quality of life for the athlete or citizen been the impetus for such fatiguing effort.OV1

Nutritional research is primarily funded by the manufacturers of supplements, prepared foods, pharmaceuticals, and the rest of it. Attempts to advance our foods via chemistry and science are geared toward proving the value of a given nutrient. This approach is backward.Continue

Transition: Trail Runner to Snow Runner

“Mastery is the natural result of mindfulness.”
–Ron Kurtz
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Trail running and snowshoeing have been in existence for centuries and both sports have experienced explosive growth in recent years. The complementary nature of these art forms provides an ideal off-season cross-training platform.

Mastering the essence of said sports is an ongoing process. The fusion of mind and body, art and science, through discipline requires mindful practice. It is this mind-body interface that often delineates effort from struggle.

The learning curve on snowshoes is approximately 50-100 meters. Its kinesiology is nothing more than a pronounced version of running. The ethereal aspects of snowshoeing will become evident soon after the learning curve.

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The [W]holistic Snowshoer & Meditation

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”
— T.S. Eliot

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When the snowshoeing season has officially ended in your part of the world an important phase of our sport commences.

Off-season training regimens are important because what you do now will have a dramatic impact upon your snowshoeing a few months from now. The benefits of a consistent off-season regimen will be profound whether you use your snowshoes to leisurely walk on trails with your family, photograph nature, hike at altitude, or partake in elite competitions.

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Meditation is an appropriate first step to commencing your off-season program. It is an ideal cleansing exercise that you can incorporate year-round in your life. Meditation is exercise. Meditation is not relaxation, concentration, or visualization. These and other techniques are often used but by themselves are not forms of meditation.

The goal is discovering your Higher Self through a state of nothingness. You can use this bliss to improve your snowshoeing and your life. Purity of your mind is absolute.Continue

The [W]holistic Snowshoer & Naturopathic Medicine

“The ultimate cause of human disease is the consequence of our transgression of the universal laws of life.”
–Paracelsus
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Snowshoe manufacturers have created a plethora of choices when it comes to our sport. Diligent research by the savvy snowshoer will help mitigate potential headaches in the process of ultimately purchasing the model for his/her needs.

You have choices respective to enhancing your snowshoe experience beyond your equipment. You can either accept mainstream medical care by treating symptoms or explore more deeply the profound healing powers within your body. Naturopathic medicine may be an option for you to improve your wellness and your snowshoeing exploits.

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care blending centuries-old natural, non-toxic therapies with cutting-edge medical advances in the study of health and human systems from prenatal to geriatric care. It is an art, a science, a philosophy, and a practice of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness.

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