Wim Hof Method

In 2014 I learned about Wim Hof, a man from the Netherlands nicknamed the Ice Man. Wim has done incredible things in order to prove to the world that we have control over our autonomic nervous system. Wim can teach anyone how to control the immune system and regulate their temperature in extreme conditions. One of the benefits I love is the ability to hold my breath for over 3 minutes. When I keep a consistent practice of the breathing and cold plunge I am able to keep out of depression cycles, stay warm in the cold and not get sick. People with autoimmune diseases are able to reduce their symptoms and recover from relapses faster. The average person feels clear-headed, stronger, relaxed and is able to perform better in all things. A recent study has shown that Wim and people he trains in a few days have the ability to attack viruses in the body such as Ecoli . I have left my favorite videos about Wim below as well as his training video for breathing, enjoy.

Vice Documentary on Wim Hof totally worth your time

Breathing tutorial

Superhuman “Iceman” Wim Hof is showing the world how to kick Mother Nature’s butt, one deep breath at a time.

Best Quinoa recipe from a Peruvian

My wife Marta learned how to make quinoa from a Peruvian and now it always has the perfect mouthfeel and flavor. Quinoa is a seed that grows in the high mountain regions. Quinoa is not a grass, it is a cereal like seed in the spinach and amaranth family. You can use it instead of rice, like oatmeal, in cold salads, even into a gluten-free pizza crust. There are 3 colors white, red and black, the darker ones tend to be more of an earthy flavor however they have more nutrients. With food, if you taste bitter or stronger flavors it typically means more minerals and nutrients.

Quinoa Recipe

Bring a pot of water to boil at least two times the water to dry quinoa.

Once water is at a full boil pour in the dry quinoa.

Cook for 10-15mins less time for firmer quinoa. (if you are making a salad with it you will want to cook it less.)

Strain Quinoa and then rinse.

 

 

 

Always look on the bright side of life

The last scene of the film, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, ends with a song worth memorizing. Regardless of where you might be in your life, and what may be ailing you, looking at the positive will always make life better. When we suffer from disease or bruise your own knee there is always a way to feel at ease. “Always look on the bright side of life.”  Life doesn’t get harder or easier our mind decides what feelings we should experience for any given circumstance. It is a choice of how we experience every moment of our lives. Your life is yours and you can choose what to do with it or how you want to remember it.

Monsanto Milk story cost fox new reporters job

FOX NEWS Reporters (Steve Wilson & Jane Akre) uncover that most of the Milk in the USA and across some parts of the world is unsafe to drink due to Monsanto Corporation’s POSILAC®, which has been proven to be a cancer-causing growth hormone.(known in short as “BGH” “BST” or “rBGH” ), but they were fired for attempting to inform people of the truth. (Important note: After a long court battle, the Court dismissed the whistle blowers protection for the reporters because the Court stated that there was no law to force that the NEWS must state the truth.pesticide-problem1

Plantbased, Paleo or Vegan gladiators

Gladiators_from_the_Zliten_mosaic_3People are getting very defensive over what we call healthy eating these days and there seem to be more definitions of healthy food than gender variations. Dr. Campbell, Dr. Esselstyn, and Dr. Gregor all agree that it is more plants. My Father told me he is going to try paleo and instead of giving him a laundry list of how that might not be the best to reverse heart disease, I still support him in making better choices. Better choices include passing on all things called food that is simply not food.  As a model in NYC, I saw all sorts of eating habits by models and ballerinas that were called healthy or good food. Eating only lettuce, tissue, cotton, used coffee beans, diet soda, fat-free, sugar-free and now gluten-free can all be bad and problematic. The reason is in the word free, when they take something out, they put other things in as fillers. Good food is just that food in its created state eaten with the least amount of alterations.

Paleo eating and plant-based eating can be considered the same thing, a vegan can be paleo they just don’t eat animal products. I am not in a position to say one is better than the other, we will see by following the people that eat certain ways and watching the outcomes. What is true and proven is that when you cut out processed food, dairy and sugars you gain back the strength and vitality promised us in our creation. Gladiators ate in order to win and then rest. After winning a battle, an anti-inflammatory diet would have suited them best for quick recovery and rest. The science points to the fact that they ate no meats but ate barley and other grains to stay strong. My friend was a boxer and any time he broke his hand he would eat a raw food diet (anti-inflammatory diet) in order to speed up the healing process. It doesn’t matter to me what diet they ate officially what matters to me is that the people alive now are in a battle against many forms of disease and the majority is losing this battle. The way to win is to say no to the rich foods of decadence. Eat like a peasant and thrive like a winning gladiator.