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Originally, Ayurveda defined seven body types. These, referred to as doshas, were Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Sama, Vata-Kapha, Vata-Pitta, and Pitta-Kapha. The first three types occur in their pure form very rarely and so seldom is it that anyone is primarily influenced by one dosha alone. Most Ayurveda reference the following three doshas:
The vata dosha combines the elements ether and air. It is considered the most powerful dosha because it controls very basic body processes such as cell division, the heart, breathing, discharge of waste, and the mind. Vata can be aggravated by, for example, fear, grief, staying up late at night, eating dry fruit, or eating before the previous meal is digested. People with vata as their main dosha are thought to be especially susceptible to skin and neurological conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, anxiety, and insomnia.
The pitta dosha represents the elements fire and water. Pitta controls hormones and the digestive system. A person with a pitta imbalance may experience negative emotions such as anger and may have physical symptoms such as heartburn within 2 or 3 hours of eating. Pitta is upset by, for example, eating spicy or sour food, fatigue, or spending too much time in the sun. People with a predominantly pitta constitution are thought to be susceptible to hypertension, heart disease, infectious diseases, and digestive conditions such as Crohn's disease.
The kapha dosha combines the elements water and earth. Kapha helps to maintain strength and immunity and to control growth. An imbalance of the kapha dosha may cause nausea immediately after eating. Kapha is aggravated by, for example, greed, sleeping during the daytime, eating too many sweet foods, eating after one is full, and eating and drinking foods and beverages with too much salt and water (especially in the springtime). Those with a predominant kapha dosha are thought to be vulnerable to diabetes, cancer, obesity, and respiratory illnesses such as asthma.
The key to maintaining physical and mental health is in keeping these elements and doshas in harmonic balance through proper diet, herbs and life style, otherwise early aging and various diseases can manifest. These three doshas can even be traced back to the very beginning of creation as representing the three Gods in Vedic wisdom Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. One or more of these doshas or elements will predominate in every individual living entity creating seven possible body types. By knowing which type you are by symptoms, the proper diet and herbal treatment can be established for you.
- Eliminating impurities. A process called panchakarma is intended to cleanse the body by eliminating ama. Ama is described as an undigested food that sticks to tissues, interferes with normal functioning of the body, and leads to disease. Panchakarma focuses on eliminating ama through the digestive tract and the respiratory system. Enemas, massage, medical oils administered in a nasal spray, and other methods may be used.
- Reducing symptoms. The practitioner may suggest various options, including physical exercises, stretching, breathing exercises, meditation, massage, lying in the sun, and changing the diet. The patient may take certain herbs -- often with honey, to make them easier to digest. Sometimes diets are restricted to certain foods. Very small amounts of metal and mineral preparations, such as gold or iron, also may be given.
- Increasing resistance to disease. The practitioner may combine several herbs, proteins, minerals, and vitamins in tonics to improve digestion and increase appetite and immunity. These tonics are based on formulas from ancient texts.
- Reducing worry and increasing harmony. Ayurvedic medicine emphasizes mental nurturing and spiritual healing. Practitioners may recommend avoiding situations that cause worry and using techniques that promote release of negative emotions.
- Cold Water Extracted. It extracts and concentrates the medicinal properties of the herbs. Removing all the fibers and unnecessary parts to make the herb as pure as possible. Making just a little bit go a very long way, allowing ¼-1 teaspoon more than enough.
The mellow birds of Raw chocolate. SuperMagic is a layerlicious DuoPolitain bar. It's a two toned chocolate bar comprising of a layer of Raw Living's famous Be the Change Bar (containing Etherium Gold and Crystal Manna) and the new Truth bar (a white chocolate bar containing Mucuna and Aulterra). That is a lot of super foods.
Texturally, it's nice and hard like all of Raw Living's choc bars, no coconut butter in here… the combination of dark and light make for a less buzzy, more mellow and smooth chocolate flight. As I have mentioned before, I'm one of those sensitive souls for which too much cacao can bring on the jitters, but in this combination it's not too much stimulation and all the right frequencies, perfect any time of day when you fancy a sweet, uplifting treat.
If you haven't yet had the pleasure of trying the new chocolate bar from Raw Living's alchemical kitchen, then you're in for a treat.
Supermagic is both super and magic, of this there can be no doubt. It's a double layer of chocolatey goodness, the bottom half is Be The Change (one of my favourite raw chocolate bars ever) and the top is Truth, a creamier, fudgey white chocolate style bar that is made without cacao powder creating a much more balanced effect than you usually get from chocolate. This is the light and the shadow, the yin and the yang, the day and the night of chocolate. And it rocks.
Containing aulterra and etherium gold which help to balance the body and brain along with uplifting mucuna and revitalising crystal manna this really is more than just another chocolate bar.
I haven't consumed milk chocolate for many years but in my imagination, the creamier, smoother consistency that you get with this bar is more akin to it and has a gentler and more comforting effect on me as a result. I definitely found it less stimulating than pure chocolate bars and it would be my bar of choice for those busy stressful time when we crave chocolate but find the stimulating effects too much.
Like a chocolately cuddle Supermagic uplifts but also balances. It's creamy, smooth and delicious and it comes superhighly recommended.
Just when I thought no chocolate bar on the planet would come close to my favourite Lucky Me bar, she's gone and done it again! Yep, Miss Magic has waved her magic chocolate wand and created a new chocolate bar creation even more delicious than is scienterrifically possible!
The new SuperMagic is like a raw version of a Double Decker bar (are they still on the go?), not in taste (it's way better than that), but in concept. This lastest bar is a fabulous fusion of a Be the Change chocolate bar and a Truth chocolate bar in one. Check it out:
These two bars brought together create a fabulously rich and creamy chocolate experience guaranteed to send you to the chocolate dimension. I love how well the flavours combine and melt together and because you're effectively eating two bars in one, you get double the superfood benefits with a heady combo of Etherium Gold, Crystal Manna, Mucuna and Aulterra, quite a potent punch I'm sure you'll agree!
The even better news is that this is a King-sized bar, fit for a chocolate queen coming in at a chocolate-lover satisfying 50g. I even had enough left over for the next day!
I highly recommend this bar. Get some! Get some now!
I wanted to try this one because I really love the Lucky Me bar and wondered if this would topple it from it’s ‘Emma’s favourite raw choc bar’ position.
Truth is Kate’s seventh chocolate bar to be released, following on from Whoosh, Hi-crunch, Be the Change, Hi-Buzz, Hi-Lovers & LuckyMe. On her site, Kate says Truth ‘contains no cacao nibs or powder, so if you’re looking for a less stimulating bar, without the cacao buzz, this is the bar you’ve been waiting for.'
It contains cacao butter, lucuma, mesquite, agave, mucuna and aulterra. I hadn’t heard of Mucuna before but having checked it out apparently it’s a source of naturally occurring 5Htp, DMT, and boosts dopamine in the brain!
So, what’s the truth about Truth?
Wellllll. Let me begin by saying I very much love this bar! It really is a much more chilled kind of chocolate bar and it literally does melt in your mouth with a very creamy quality. I’m usually wary of chocolate bars with mesquite in them because I find mesquite can be quite an overpowering taste and can somewhat detract from the rest of the flavours but this isn’t the case with Truth. It’s a really subtle flavour reminiscent of the fudge of a Cadbury’s Fudge bar but not as sickly sweet.
As it is more of a fudgey kind of bar if you’re after a cacao buzz then this isn’t the bar for you. I do like my chocolate bars to have a bit of a kick in them which is why I usually opt for something with cacao powder for an extra buzz but in saying that I’ve already had my quota of raw chocolate today so this is actually really nice for me to have as an after tea-time treat that I don’t have to worry about over-buzzing myself and dancing round the kitchen till 3am
Because it hasn’t any cacoa powder or nibs I think this bar is perfect for you if you are after a subtle cacao hit rather than a smack in the face with a shovel hit that you can get from other raw choc bars!
I’m quite pleased actually because for an awful moment I thought it might knock Lucky Me off the number 1 position but actually it’s up there with it but for a different reason. To me Lucky Me and Truth are like yin and yang, equal but opposite and very complimentary.
I gave a bit to my husband and he said “nice, but it’s not like chocolate, cos it’s a bit chewier” – there you go, prize winning review from my husband, he has such a way with words don't you think?
I love that it says ‘the truth will set you free’ and I believe it will
What is the Truth I hear you ask! Well let me tell you.... Truth melts in the mouth with a caramel flavour. It has the consistency of fudge and unlike some of the other raw chocolates on the market it has no waxy flavour. Truth is a sweet bar and not overpowering like a dark rich cacao bar can be.
Truth has two amazing superfoods including Aulterra and Mucuna. Both of these left me feeling happy and contented for hours after eating it. Mucuna contains naturally occurring 5HTP which creates happiness chemicals in the body. Aulterra neutralizes the effects of toxins and enhances the utilization of other foods by as much as 60%, as well as harmonising your DNA when you take it.
My little boy loved it! In fact he ate a whole bar to himself! He would usually only eat a small amount of cacao due to the strong flavour but with Truth he devoured the whole lot. The effect of which created a happy and full of life little boy. I am now hooked and will be truthful with you, it is GREAT!
Now this 40g bar of Magic, as it is clearly stated on the label, is the perfect not overly sweet treat for a night time snack attack or if one is aware that one’s adrenal glands would please like a little rest from Cacao and its associated rushhhhhhh. Truth is a fudge bar containing only the Cacao butter and not the dark powder, thus allowed me to indulge in a creamy taste and texture sensation whilst being uplifted in spirit by Mucuna and a little bit of outer space, thanks to Aulterra. In typical Kate Magic fashion, this bar contains not only the finest raw, low glycemic ingredients and years of experience, but also these two super supplements, both of which I use at home from time to time so it’s great to know products exist that you can buy with something extra special in them. I found myself deeply relaxed after my fudge bar and satisfied with life in general.