Model Spotlight: Miranda Kerr

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“It’s sad to see anyone neglecting their body – no matter who they are and what they do. You simply cannot be healthy or look great on the outside if you’re not healthy on the inside.” 

Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr is always in the media – whether giving interviews, modelling or getting snapped by intrusive paparazzi. The Aussie model who’s married to actor Orlando Bloom thoroughly enjoys speaking about nutrition and superfoods. It’s no wonder she’s developed an obsession with health. The mother of one studied health and nutrition for 18 months at the Academy of Natural Living in Cairns.

 “I studied nutrition, so I’m a certified health coach. I’m licensed to teach people about healthy eating habits and what not to eat. I love food that’s full of life; raw and organic.” 

Miranda opens up with Rihiannon Sawyer about the staples on her grocery list.

Cacao Powder

Miranda says: “This is one of the best sources of muscle-relaxing, stress-relieving magnesium. I often use cacao powder in shakes.” Cacao is also rich in amino acids, beta-carotene, zinc and iron.

Raw dark chocolate

Miranda says: “This is my weakness. It’s rich in antioxidants though, and I’m happy to remind myself of that!”
Aside from its antioxidant benefits, raw dark chocolate is lower in fat than milk chocolate.

Sweet potatoes

Miranda says: “My son Flynn loves these as much as I do! They can be grilled, mashed and roasted.”
Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A and low-GI, and also provide fibre and a third of your daily required amount of vitamin C.

Maca root powder

Miranda says: “Rich in amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements, it’s great to mix into smoothies, yoghurt, cereal, oatmeal or muesli.”

Certified organic coconut palm sugar

Miranda says: “This is a great substitute for regular white sugar, as it’s low-GI.”  An unbleached sugar alternative harvested from the coconut tree blossom.  It is low GI so reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Liquid chlorophyll

Miranda says: “I add this to my water most days. It is naturally alkaline and contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids.”
Chlorophyll is the green pigment in plants that is formed from sunlight and early research suggests it may help protect the body from the damaging effects of too much red meat.

Coconut Water

Packed with electrolytes, coconut water is being billed as a powerful natural hydrator. While more research is needed into its health benefits, it is an undeniable source of vitamins C and B, protein, calcium, iron and zinc. It has very little sugar and zero fat.

Chia oil

Miranda says: “I use this or chia seeds in shakes. They’re also great for thickening a healthy muffin mix.”
Chia is rich in antioxidants and omega-3. As it has little taste, the oil  can be added to food or used in baking while the seeds are sprinkled on cereals.

Goji berries

Miranda says: “A great snack between meals, goji berries are rich in antioxidants and are said to have more
vitamin C than oranges.” These berries have been part of traditional Asian medicine for centuries.

Raw honey

Miranda says: “It’s 100 per cent natural and deliciously sweet.”
Research shows honey may have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a healthier alternative to cane sugar.

Tamari almonds

Miranda says: “I rarely leave the house without a small bag of these. They’re the perfect snack while I am on the road and I can never get enough.” Almonds are high in fibre, low-GI and a source of vitamin E, magnesium and riboflavin.

Organic wine

If you’re attempting a completely organic diet and can’t part with the odd drop, Miranda recommends investigating the new crop of organic wines, many of which are also biodynamic and vegan-friendly.

Acai berry powder

Miranda says: “I sprinkle it on my porridge, gluten-free cereal or smoothie.” Acai berries are a rich source of antioxidants and the powder is easily added to foods.

Dulse leaf and wakame seaweeds

Miranda says: “I snack on these throughout the day and also put wakame in soups as it is nutritious and tasty.”
Seaweed is rich in omega-3, iron and calcium and the red dulse variety is also very high in protein.

Noni juice

Miranda says: “This is my worst-kept beauty secret. I drink it daily and noni extract is part of my Kora Organics range. It aids the immune system because of the number of vitamins and minerals it contains.” Noni juice is high in vitamin C and potassium and may have antibacterial properties.

Miranda and her son Flynn

 

Husband Orlando Bloom is a real hands-on dad – always carrying their baby Flynn around.

 

Do What Thou Wilt…

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Barack Hussein Obama II – the 44th President

 

Jay-Z sporting a hoody with Aleister Crowley’s most famous quote:
“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.”
Translation: Do whatever you want – that’s the Law.

 

American Idol singer Adam Lambert

Kevin Jonas of the pop rock band the “Jonas Brothers.”

American singer and actress Taylor Momsen

The Beatles showed their admiration towards Aleister Crowley by featuring him on their 1967 album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

 

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Jimmy Page (founder of Led Zeppelin) owned Aleister Crowley’s former home -dubbed the Boleskine House during the early 1970s to the early 1990s. Page’s obsession with Crowley also led him to purchase some of his clothes, manuscripts and ritual objects. 

 

The Doors “13” album features the band posing with a bust of Aleister Crowley.

 

Russell Brand admires the man nicknamed “The Great Beast.” Brand stated, “… there are aphorisms (sayings) I still deem tight: The carnal self is the true self. … a type of Aleister Crowley ‘Do what thou wilt’ as the sum of the law.”

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith – Below is taken from Vanity Fair Magazine’s feature, “Top 10 Revelations in Steven Tyler’s Memoir, “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?” :
“If early Aerosmith songs like ‘Mama Kin’ make you all tingly (as they should), it may be thanks to the Great Beast himself, Mr. Aleister Crowley. ‘I’ve practiced Crowley Magick so I know it works,’ Tyler writes of channeling the power of the mutual orgasm to achieve wider goals. ‘I’m not saying that every girl I slept with came at the same time or that I asked her to pray for the same thing I was praying for; namely that Aerosmith would become the greatest American band.’”

Kanye West wearing Horus bling

Kanye West sporting crazy big gold bling. Not just any bling – this necklace features the Aeon of Horus, aka Eye of Horus. Crowley was a fan of Horus.

The New Miley Cyrus

You know what annoys me? Whenever schizophrenic tabloids write about how celebrities are either TOO THIN or TOO FAT. 
Don’t they have anything else to write about? Their celebrity idea box must be low to continue writing about who’s thin and who’s not.
Take Miley Cyrus for example. The media began calling her “fat” and “how she needs to go on a diet.”  Blah Blah Blah!  It’s no wonder celebrities and those in the public eye are obsessed with their appearance.  They regularly read derogatory headlines about themselves. Heck, if every tabloid posted pictures of me saying that I’m “fat” —  it would definitely affect me to a degree.
That’s probably one of the reasons Miley Cyrus changed her diet and started exercising. Who wants to be ridiculed about their weight on a daily basis?  Plus, the poor girl probably wasn’t getting many job offers.
Imagine if the media did the same with the average Joe and Sue – WOW! They’d go all out to lose weight  in order to fit the world’s mold of perfection.
When will the media stop telling us how we should look like?