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.
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.
People 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.
Whether you pick stinging nettle and seek out produce high in quercetin, or you buy the supplements as powders doesn’t really matter, just consume it. I have been surrounded by people with allergies and never had an ounce of sympathy until I found out how bad it was when I turned 30. In the spring of 2013, I was riding my bike from Brooklyn into Manhattan and my eyelids started to swell up, my throat and nostrils felt clogged and sore while simultaneously flowing mucus like an open tap. I had to get off my bike and try to breathe, squinting at the city from the middle of the bridge I thought to myself is this anthrax or some other chemical warfare? After 30 years symptom free I finally got it, the pains and debilitation of allergies.
I hadn’t tried Benadryl, Allegra or any other pharma solution. What I found after buying them was it helped with the symptoms but only for a few hours, it seemed like the longest spring of my life. Other people I knew had been using high doses with no relief so I turned to plants. Stinging Nettle and Quercetin are both antihistamines, quercetin can be bought as a powder and also can be found in Onions and apples. I once again turned my back on Pizza a double whammy of cheese and bread both full of Histamines and started to make smoothies and teas with nettles and Quercetin. The balance of histamines to antihistamines in the diet is controversial but I am merely relaying what worked for me and my friends. I have kept both supplements in capsule form for when I go camping and hikes as well as in my glovebox now that I drive. The people I have shared this with had years of Allergy issues and all returned saying nothing has worked better for them.
If you pick Nettles it is best to do in the spring(for dense nutrition), picking them at knee height and clipping them half an inch above the two leaves closest to the ground so it grows back. I pick with a glove but have also begun to enjoy the sensation of the sting, when the nettles are dried the stinging sensation is gone. I dry them in paper grocery bags in the house, giving them a quick shake each morning to mix them up and help release any moisture from the bottom material. One of my mentors Yarrow wild has uploaded a great hippie video on picking nettles I posted below.
Any Smoothie you make add dried or fresh nettles up to a cup and a tablespoon of quercetin, I also like to add bee pollen
Tea with dried nettles two tablespoons and the skins of onions. Onions and skins have quercetin in them, the skins are already dried to be saved or used as needed.
Both ingredients make the perfect soup addition and I typically use the spent tea as a soup base. Basically, anything you use kale for in a recipe you can use nettles.
Eating plants is good for you but it needs to be a consistent practice if it is going to be your path to a trim figure. Many people will eat plant-based for a weekend and then say it didn’t work. When starting out there will be weight loss without exercise but it is not recommended to just sit around eating carrots and waiting for the pounds to melt off. Go work out and be patient. Natural cures take a natural amount of time but the results will last longer.
Samuel Adams talks about how to obtain a 40lb box of bananas for $10, and then demonstrates what to do with the bounty. Organic bananas will cost more but taste better. Depending where you live like NYC, it can be hard to get an entire box of over ripe bananas but not impossible. Most store managers will sell you boxes for half the price.