Humankind’s natural diet
Everyone has an opinion, but not every opinion is correct. When we look around the world at humanity, those who live longest and remain healthiest all have a very good or semi-vegetarian diet. In Okinawa Japan, life expectancy amongst the older generation is in excess of 100 years because bulk of their diet is fresh vegetables.
It is one of the tragedies of Okinawa that the parents, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents have to bury their children who are dying because they have embraced the Western high meat, high-fat and highly processed diet that has become so prevalent across the world.
In India and other countries where vegetarianism is prevalent, longevity and good health are considered normal yet in
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Planning for a healthy future
We start our lives in ignorance, and lets face it, many parents are ignorant of what constitutes a good lifestyle, diet and nutrition. That means that as we grow up with a less than ideal diet and lifestyle, we are laying foundations for ill-health and a short life.
As we live our lives in ignorance, it takes some time before some sickness intrudes and reminds us of our mortality. Then we look for a fix, but by then most fixes are best temporary and the only way to make a change permanent is to wake up and make those essential diet and lifestyle changes.
While there are countless diet and weight loss programs,
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A commonly used root vegetable
Cassava is low on the nutrient scale and yet it’s a major source of carbohydrates for over half a billion people. It is a white fleshed tuber and is also called manioc, yuca, balinghoy, mogo, mandioca, kamoteng and kahoy root. It may be compared with taro as both have little taste and a similar texture.
Cassava is a woody shrub originally native to South America but extensively cultivated as an annual crop in most tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and Africa. It can be purchased in many Asian food stores peeled and frozen, or as a frozen pulp.
Cassava must be well cooked as it contains Prussic acid (hydrocyanic acid), which can cause cyanide
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McCain Foods (Aust) Pty Ltd
The originally Canadian company McCain’s processes and sells frozen foods in Australasia and they have the motto, “oh McCain’s, you’ve done it again” implying that they’ve done something really wonderful. In terms of frozen vegetables this company is pretty much a household name so the other day I bought a packet of their frozen vegetables.
The supermarket chiller is full of many brands and because it was a familiar brand, I selected a bag of McCain’s frozen greens. My gaze didn’t take me much beyond the title, after all, veggies are veggies and later after preparing a meal, we sat down to eat. But the taste of McCain’s mixed vegetables proved to be so incredibly
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Miracle Drinks Kill Cancer Cells
This miracle drink idea has been circulating for a long time and it’s worth your while to take note as it helps recovery from many unpleasant health problems.
A Mr. Seto had lung cancer and he was recommended to take this drink by a Herbalist from China. He took it diligently for three months and it’s claimed his health was restored and that he wanted to make it public to draw this idea to the attention of people with cancers.
It is claimed that this drink that can protect from bad cells forming in your body or it will restrain their growth!
Take one beet root (red beet), one carrot and one apple
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A discussion on vegetarianism
There are people who argue that we should avoid eating the flesh of other animals for a variety of reasons and there are modern medical scientists and dietitians who prescribe eating meat. While diet should always be something of a personal choice, it is impossible to avoid being exposed to other people’s ideas.
If we leave out the ‘should’ and look at how people come to an understanding and decide on the diet, then perhaps you can come to a more balanced decision for your life.
We must accept that we are mammals and that we have a capacity to eat almost anything that grows on this earth be it plant, fish or animal. But when
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To eat or not to eat Allium vegetables
Allium vegetables are loosely defined as members of the onion family and there are hundreds of species. They have been used as a food and medicine for thousands of years, and include; red and white onions that we are so familiar with as well as scallions or spring onions, shallots, leaks, garlic, chives and others.
All these allium vegetables are considered low in nutrients and are valued more for their taste. As such the use of these vegetables was very widespread. In recent years, these plants have become so heavily used across the Western world that it’s almost impossible to find any commercially prepared foods that don’t contain some allium vegetable flavouring.
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Our optimal diet
Vegetarianism is the practice of following a plant-based diet of fruits, vegetables, etc., with the general exclusion of all meat and animal products. Science tells us that animal products and refined foods undermine our health while a whole food vegetarian diet is ideal and will provide internl conditions for a long and healthy life.
On a more subtle or refined level, eating an animal based diet makes us more aggressive, it limits the growth of our intelligence or consciousness and undermines our physical health.
A vegetarian diet is a lifestyle choice as much as a dietary choice.
Vegetables ideally need to be free of agricultural and environmental chemicals which is almost an
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Burdock is also known as: Lappa, beggar’s buttons, thorny burr, happy major, greater burdock, gobo, or edible burdock. It’s a biennial plant of the Arctium (burdock) genus in the Asteraceae family, cultivated in gardens for its root used as a vegetable. It can also be an invasive weed in high-nitrogen soils.
Although its name suggests a relation to Docks, burdock is a member of the thistle family. Its most notable feature is its seed heads or burs, which attach themselves to animals and clothes.
Burdock root is a medicinal herb and food that has powerful anti-tumour, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties.
Burdock root is one of the top recommended herbal remedies for cancer
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Five foods with more Protein than beef
Workouts don’t require steak
Protein is vital in our diets and many argue that vegetarians and vegans don’t get enough or that it’s too difficult to get all our required proteins.
However it has been learned that we don’t need to combine foods as we once thought to form a complete protein (such as beans and rice). That protein myth died years ago as our bodies are capable of using amino acids all sources to form complete proteins.
Have you ever seen a weak gorilla? These animals live exclusively on vegetables, seeds and fruits, and they are ten times stronger than us.
Proteins are essential nutrients, building blocks of body tissue, and
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