Time has passed since my last update, and my knowledge has increased. I've given up promoting most supplements. I haven't sold any in years. There are very vital things you should know. You probably know them already or have a clue about them. They are about nutrition and food.
Until this year I ate meat daily, often at every meal. This year my Netf!ix subscription was beneficial to my health. I came across some movies about health and eating. You need to watch both of these movies. They are available for streaming at Netf!ix at this time (2012). The titles are "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" and "Forks Over Knives".
Do you want to lose weight, I mean in a big way? Watch Joe Cross, an Australian guy, come to the USA for two months to document his all juice diet. With doctor supervision he begins juicing vegetables and fruits for his daily nutrition. He does not eat any solid foods for two months. He lost seventy-two pounds in those sixty days.
His blood chemistry improved. His chronic skin condition that was with him for over a decade was cured. Everything about him was just better.
In the movie he meets a guy that weighs just over four-hundred pounds. That guy asks for help and gets it. Watch this huge guy do the same nutrition program of eating juiced fruits and vegetables. He does it with a doctors supervision. The doctor basically tells the guy that he is about to have a health crisis if he doesn't do something immediately.
The guy starts the program and his blood chemistry goes back to normal. The doctor who is unaccustomed to such a program just looks dumbfounded at the results. It is beyond her experience. She agrees to let the guy continue on the program at his two week checkup because all of the test results from the program are amazingly beyond anything she has seen.
Watch the whole show to see just how much this guy loses in one year.
Both of these people succeed in changing their lives and health without any vitamins or drugs. They just ate healthy fruits and vegetables. Both of them stopped eating meat and dairy products. It turns out that meat and dairy products are the causes of heart disease and cancers.
That brings me to the movie "Forks Over Knives". Learn about the largest nutritional study ever conducted on the planet and how the results PROVE that diets that include meat and dairy products cause heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. There is also a book by the same name by one of the doctors in the movie.
This nutritional information has been around longer than I've been alive. It just hasn't been spread to everybody yet. I'm just doing my part to help spread the word.
I don't want to sell vitamins or other concoctions anymore. I just tell people that they can buy organic vegetables and fruits and eat them. That is all you need to do to remain totally disease free (other than avoiding being in toxic environments).
One problem people have when they become vegetarians is they get weak. That happens because they aren't eating enough. Imagine having a lifestyle where you can eat as much as you can stuff in your stomach all the time and still lose weight. You MUST eat plenty of food on a vegetarian diet.
A more precise term for the ideal diet is vegan. Vegetarian isn't really enough. Some people who stop eating meat will continue to eat dairy products, eggs, and fish. Those animal products contribute to the diseases of the body just as much as beef and chicken. To omit all of the animal products and their secretions (dairy) is the only way to reverse diseases and prevent them.
One thing to add to this is ALL cooking oils and salad oils must be removed from the diet too. Dr. Esselstyn from the movie explains in his lectures that olive oil has been touted as a good oil. That is incorrect. Olive oil in long term studies shows that it contributes to heart disease just as much as other oils even though it has an anti-oxidant effect in the body. It still is 100% fat.
The leanest chicken meat without the skin still contains twenty-three percent fat. Fish is just about the same.
I've switched to a vegan diet and I don't like vegetables. I did it by blending my vegetables with fruits.
Here is just one recipe I use with a normal blender. If you have children or family members that hate vegetables too, give this a try.
This will be a smoothie.
- 2 cups pure water
- one quarter teaspoon or less cinnamon
- one eighth of a lemon
- 1 kale leaf without the stem
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 fat carrot
- 3 cups freshly chopped pineapple
- 3 frozen bananas
Get your blender and put two cups of water into it. Then put in the cinnamon.
Add the small piece of lemon without the peel. The lemon is to counteract the bitterness of the kale. Kale is the most awesome mineral packed vegetable. It just doesn't taste that great to me.
Add the kale leaf without the thick middle stem. Just use the thin part of the leaf.
Next, put the cover on the blender and blend these until the kale parts are tiny. I choose the middle to high speed setting at this point.
It is important to do this in this order. If you don't blend the lemon and kale alone the bitterness of the kale will be tasted.
Next, with the blender cap off, or if your blender cap has a smaller opening, open it, then add the celery while the blender is still spinning.
Add the carrot the same way.
Continue to blend them until the pieces get a bit small, which should be happening quickly. At this point your blender should be put on high speed.
Next; add about three cups of a pineapple that you cut up. Put in a few bits at a time as the mixture continues to blend. Canned pineapples aren't as sweet. They aren't even close to the good flavor of one you cut up yourself. It's easy to do.
Now start adding the frozen banana bits. Depending on the size of your blender and the bananas, you should fit between one and a half to three bananas inside.
Let everything blend together for over a minute, maybe two. The point is that the mixture should be spinning well. This can be seen with the top off of the container. If there is a hole in the middle where the ingredients are returning directly to the bottom, everything is blending well. If there isn't that little vortex in the center you should add some more water or pineapple juice to thin it a bit.
When you feel that everything is blended into very tiny bits turn off the blender and enjoy the smoothie. There will be no fibers or chunks of vegetables if you let it blend long enough and fast enough.
Depending on how big you are, and the size of the blender, this will make enough for two people.
Notice how it is sweet with only a hint of vegetable taste. It is thick without lumps or chunks. You should wait a few minutes after drinking this before deciding to put any more food in your mouth because your stomach will feel very full in just a little while.
You can live on these. They don't cost too much because you are eating all of the fiber and liquid in each of these wonderful fruits.
Heart disease can be reversed and cancers can be cured by just becoming a vegan. You can start by eating less meat. As you decrease your meat intake you will be finding other things to replace it.
I spent a month gradually decreasing my meat intake. It took a while for me to find substitute foods that I liked. My diet has always been limited to a few things since I don't like many vegetables. Salads were not part of my life and still aren't. I've added more sweet potatoes, rice, beans, fruits, nuts, and something new to me, quinoa (pronounced keen wah), it's like a starchy thing between rice and corn.
Take time to find substitutes and lessen your meat and dairy intake until they are gone from your life. While doing this at the beginning my body lost weight and my skin got clearer and had more moisture. If it's doing that on my outsides then it is also improving my insides. Even my vision is gradually improving. I wonder just how much better it will get. My prescription is a very mild one. Maybe I'll get rid of the glasses after a year or so.
An all raw food vegetable diet is the best for our bodies. I'm not quite up to that task just yet but it is a goal of mine. Imagine never needing to cook anything. Just clean and peel vegetables that get arranged and combined into interesting meals. Without oils or burned foods on pots and ovens, cleaning up vegetables and fruit plates just needs water. No soap or scrubbing is needed.
Here is a video of a talk by Dr. Esslestyn and his wife on Youtube. It is an hour and fifty-five minutes long. It tells a story that you want to hear. At least watch the first fifteen minutes to hear of some of the medical proof regarding an all plant based diet.
Near the end is a testimonial from a heart patient. His doctors told him he would be dead in two weeks. They offered him no hope. They didn't know of anything else they could do for him. He was sent home to die. Listen to his story.
Michael J. Beninate