April 24, 2021

Temptation Cancun Review

First Timer’s Trip Report – A married couple

My wife and I went to Temptation [dcl=8918] for a week. Here is an overview of things at the resort from our point of view.

Room: We liked our room- a lot. But now we understand why there is such a fuss from people about them because different rooms will have a different feel. My amazing wife needs her sleep, and a happy wife equals happy life. Advice about room choices: Make sure you request a room that suits your lifestyle. 

Swingers and exhibitionists: Get a jacuzzi room lower floor. Are you looking for a quieter experience? Request a 2nd or 3rd floor by the quiet pool. That is where we stayed and we loved it. We did meet some folks who had a similar room whose airconditioning supposedly did not work, but we were cold in ours. Look, if you want a 5-star resort with marble countertops, this is not it. They keep the public areas quite clean, which is very lovely.

Beach: We had heard stories the beach was downright terrible. The truth is, again, it’s not a 5-star beach with perfect blue water. My wife, who loves the whole beach, was more than happy hanging out by the beach, riding the sailboats, wading in the ocean, finding shade (which is not available poolside). If you are visiting the Cancun area for the beach, Temptation is probably not the best resort for you. If you are there for other reasons and want the beach as part of your experience, you will be just fine.

Food: It’s tough to give an opinion (or read someone else’s) on food and beverages and get any reliable info. We all have distict tastes, and it all opinion. The food at Temptation was the same quality you might find on a cruise. Good, a lot of the time, but not great overall. The buffet was the highlight for us. They would occasionally have raw fish abailable they would cook for you on request. The seared tuna was quite tasty. A lot of the food is bland. But we love our spices. For some folks, that may be a good thing. They do have hot sauce available!

Service: Incredible, awesome and memorable. From the housekeeper, the bar staff, activity staff, security, etc., excellent!

General Vibe: Unless you book Temptation hotel by mistake, you will find your niche. There is absolutely a swinger presence, so you will be at home if that is your thing. My wife and I are not-we are the type who likes to be sexual in a crowd, but not have sex with other people. But we found our stride too, and we never felt pressured by anyone to do anything we did not want to do. The local motto “nobody knows who you are, and they do not give a shit” really is true. Be happy in your skin and at whatever pace you want, you will have an great experience and tons of fun. [dcl=8918]

Tips for Newbies:

1) Bring tip money. The rumor is you get better drinks if you tip, not sure we noticed that, but we tipped anyway. We tipped our housekeeper $5 a day. When asked for extra bottled water, she stocked up our fridge! Nice to stay hydrated after a day at the pool/beach.

2) Don’t be afraid. Before we went, we read many posts about heavy girls, to swingers, to what to wear, what if I am too fat, etc.

The bottom line facts are: If you think you’re too old, you won’t be the most senior. If you believe you are too overweight, there will be other heavier people there. If you think you are the hottest, coolest couple- there will be a couple hotter. Everyone fits in. The first day we got there, a 70’ish woman was strutting around in a thong bottom, and I said, “May God bless her!” and my sweet wife said, “I hope to be her someday.”

3) Ladies, if you find a sexy dress in the colors that match the hotel theme night, you will fit right in. If you are thinking, “Can I wear that” the answer is a definite Hell yes! The first night we dressed in jeans and t-shirts and went out, and nobody noticed. The last night of our trip my wife was wearing a see-through shirt and a revealing white thong, again, nobody blinked. We even saw a guy with a mesh thong. A bunch of girls with nipples protruding, and we loved them too. Be as sexy (or not) as you want – or not, and trust us-you won’t be an obvious stand out.

My wife is also somewhat conservative, and right away, she stated she needed more revealing clothes. But the thing is, whether you show the girls off, wear a hot pink thong, or wear just jeans and a T-shirt, nobody gives a shit.

Be who you are. Have fun and enjoy the trip. [dcl=8918]

The Alkaline Diet and Oxalates: Can I be Alkaline and eat Oxalate-rich Foods?

The Alkaline Diet and Oxalates

The more I learn about my need to be alkaline and maintain an alkaline balance, the more opens up to me…

Or should I say, the more open up to Cassie, my beloved researcher/partner?

Oxalates.

Aren’t they the crystals in your kidneys when you have a kidney stone?

That’s the totality of my knowledge. But.. check this quote:

We just cannot find evidence that oxalates have a beneficial reason to be high in humans, or that human metabolism ever increases making oxalate to fulfill some need.

I believe that answers come at the right time. I’ve been perplexed at the number of my vegan friends exhibiting serious inflammatory ailments, and that they seem to never get over them. When you begin to explore the spreadsheet I’m giving you here you may see an answer. A large part of a vegan diet is LOADED with oxalates. Perhaps this paragraph from the web page holds the key:

So why does nature put oxalate in plants that we might eat? Plants use oxalate to protect themselves from infection or from being eaten. Oxalate crystals can tear up the “teeth” of the bugs that eat them, and the bugs will stop and leave the plant alone! That’s why oxalate is a good protection for plants that taste good to bugs, but they are a secret surprise for larger creatures who don’t detect oxalate when they eat high oxalate foods, and who lack the ability to sense its toxicity and lack the means to protect themselves from oxalate’s effects.

This web page is what the internet is really all about.

It’s created by 3500 users, not Big Pharma, yet it has serious science roots. I would suggest you take a look at it.

But.. I know. I’ve just alerted you to yet another reason you may be unhealthy, and I don’t think that’s my role.

As founder of AlkaWay, of course, I’m looking at how our supplements and our water can help.

The closest I can come to that sort of help is to reflect on the absolute need to support our natural antioxidants and to keep our body stocked up with the vital big four alkaline minerals.

I regard myself as sooo lucky to have access to our H2 water and H2 tablets that are not antioxidants of themselves, but powerful supporters of our natural antioxidant, Glutathione.

So I’ll be continuing with my daily I LOVE H2 tabletsAlkaline Booster, and – here’s an amazing thing – our lower-oxalate-than-most Greens drink!

(BTW we have a special on Booster + I LOVE H2 RIGHT NOW until stocks last.)

 

More Info on Specific foods that are Oxalate-high.

Here’s where you decide if it’s worth your time because it isn’t that easy to get the (amazingly detailed) spreadsheet of their testing results. I am assuming that they are protecting themselves from challenges on the sources they have used. So here’s how: Go to the Oxalate Facebook group here and ask to join.

Once signed in, you need to learn who to message to be joined to the Oxalates Spreadsheet group. And… there are factoid units you must learn before they are going to bother you. It’s a serious <No Tyre kickers> Group! The Spreadsheet ..is hugely comprehensive. Be aware, using it may cause major changes to your diet, followed by major improvements, in my own opinion, in health! I recommend downloading it into Excel where you’ll find all major food groups on different sheets, making it easier to navigate. Here’s a tempter on what might change your mind about what you eat.

 Eggplant. It’s a Vegan staple!

  • Anything with over 40mg of oxalates per 100g is regarded as bad/high/not good. Eggplant has 275mg per litre.

  • Purple Sweet potato, 278mg/l.

  • The raw spinach we love to add to our Green smoothies? 1145mg/litre.

(You owe it to yourself to see what fave foods you are consuming that are on the list!)

Let me know what you think,a nd whether you believe that oxalates are the submerged reef of our alkaline voyage..

And if you’d like to learn the simplest way to maintain your crucial alkaline balance, here’s our website.

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