I am making Green Smoothies every morning.
I am in Alaska, and my friend Jon is lovin the energy!
He is losing weight, and feeling the liquid light in the green foods…
I use wheatgrass, kamut grass, sunflower sprouts, that we grow right here in Alaska! I juice carrots and celery, and add organic baby spring mix. Top off this mixture with some frozen fruit, (banana’s, peaches, berries…), and well water. This mix is like rocket fuel! I am losing still more weight and toxic matter.
Last moth after reading Dr. Richard Anderson’s, Cleanse and Purify Thyself, I followed his instructions.. as much as I could… and after seventeen years of progressively eating cleaner, more organic, and eating a total vegan diet.. I was horrified to pass a worm one morning… scary episode!
There are many stories that led up to this event, and I will blog more on the subject after the flurry of sawdust slows down, but for now, back to wood chuckin!
I am making Green Smoothies every morning.
When, I prayed and asked for help… the people that showed up, were, well… unexpectedly amazing, both in who they were, and why… “they” were responding to my secret cry for help.
If I put in my plea for help in only one place… and these beautiful people showed up… were they listening to the source, that I was appealling to for help?!
Jobs came, taking care of people, being a care giver for the disabled, and the elderly, gave me a new sense of purpose, and also gave me lessons in helping people with more challenges than I was dealing with at the time.
The thing that I found most amazing besides the “time” I was given to heal.. was that, these people who came… when I prayed (in my secret closet).
I am still friends with many of them, I interact with them on many levels of friendship, including now being able to help those who helped me! I am stoked!
Many people came to my assistance, Herb Dealers, Remedial Health Practioners, Chiropractors, M.D.’s, N.D.’s, Homeopath’s, Naturopaths, Dieticians, Food Guru’s…
Many people came to my assistance in the form of books, tapes, lectures, pamphlets, and even partying with one health nut, (what an adenture that was)!
It proves that in the 11th hour f our desperation…help will make it’s way through whatever is hindering it!
I would like to share the “Heroes List” I have for these great people:
Rick South, Jaimah Sandstrom, Kimberly Plumadore, Pat Branhum, Suzy Burke, Dorothy Thompson, Marrietta Perce, Dianne Echelle, Linn Echelle, Kerri Langlais, Isabelle Eschausier, Peter Sklivas, Alexander Sands, Bill Cronin, Kara MacLean, Joy O’Connell, Rita Veator, Julie Howell, Mike Francis, Steve Russo, Robert Reid, Robert Yarosh, Kathy Foley, Juliano, David Wolf, Bruce Brewer, Panman, Keith Hickey, Jenny Gugglielmo, Krishna Das, Donna Hendrick, Richard Herrin, Jim Harris, Jim Liddlell, Henry Perce,Holly Rogers, John Dibona, Maggie Ross, Caroline Maciel, Aurora Bliss, Dr. Douglas Graham, Dr. Loren Lochman, Dr Donald Tgettis, Tranquillino Nunez, Ed Soucy, …(to be continued)
The summer after my son turned 3, I had reached critical mass. I was weighed in on a warehouse scale at 418 lbs… I was wearing size 60 waist pants, and and they were leaving big whelps on my gut they were so tight. I needed to get up! I was doing everything my son was doing… he was my movement co-ordinator, and coach… His coaching anthem: “Dad can we go…?” HO! that was my time to move!
I was living near a lake, fed by a meandering Texas river, that ran behind my house aways. There were sand pits there, both moving and still. I and my son went to the pits, and we played, while I moved around in the water. I took a #1 kids pool-donut, and put it (deflated) over my head, then inflated it to a comfortable snugness around my neck, so that no matter what, my head wasn’t going under… then went down into the water.
While my son and I played, I could do all manner of running, exercise, stretching, and even some slow-motion gymnastics! The soft washed sand underneath me, was so deep, my ankles were just above it… it made running in place both incredibly hard, and easy at the same time. The resistance of the sand, the water boyancy, the weight-lessness, and the tranquility, gave me a conducive environment to work my re-habilitation plan.
I was told I would not be able to work, or function normally… because of my injuries, operations, and subsequent health challenges.
The Government agencies didn’t give me much hope… menial job, sitting down, operating a machine…etc.
I prayed to the creative genius and asked for help! Help came. I’ll blog about that in “…and they came, with helps.”
Movement was a motivator… to my cornered mind. I had been backed into a mental posture of “Can’t”. That to me is one of the worst 4 letter curse words… it goes right along with “Don’t”.
I had become dependent on their remedies for pain relief, and I could take the effects it was having on me. So I decided to do something about it.
I have become a dopeless hope fiend, I will keep moving… Tom sez: “If ya never slow down, ya never get old”
Today, I hike, bike, climb, jump, squat, dance, swim, work, yoga, and love every minit of it!
“What do you want to be when you grow up”? asked The Giver. ALIVE!
… was the response
The reasons I write… and more specifically, this wordpress site, is…
I write for personal edification, yours and mine. I write to share information with others that might be seeking like I was, and not knowing where to start.
I write for the future…
I write so that others might know… to think outside the box, and bypass the normal routes, to find their own answers.
I write to expose the answers I have found, or have been given… to help my health.
I write to expose the best of all thoughts, to anybody who would like to hear it…albeit the conclusions of a madman!
I write so as to satisfy my conscience, that I have done all I could do, talked till I’m blu, written down all that has transpired, so others will see, do what I can for those who wanna know, think about better, and more enlivening ways to live, think and act so that the uninformed can see, speak… to convey the truth, as I see it.
I want to immerse myself in the dense thought, and see what I become… because of the immersion!
I write to educate, myself and others. If I do research for others, it’s more education for them, and me. If I do research for myself… well…?!??!
Anthony Keides From The Red Hot Chilli Peppers sez: “Give it away, give it away, give it away, now…!”
…comes voices from the allopathic and traditional western medicine arena. I must say, if studied.. a good measure of integral thinking. I think there is more to the recipe…but this is a good start! I’m rootin for ya!
I found this article… I love the concept of the simple principles of “don’t retire,” “move around,” “get your sleep,” “consume whole foods, not supplements,” click the link to read more. Vibrant health doesn’t need to be difficult!
10 Healthy Habits That May Help You Live to 100
You don’t need to eat yogurt and live on a mountaintop, but you do need to floss.
By Deborah Kotz, U.S. News & World Report
“The biggest factor that determines how well you age is not your genes but how well you live. Not convinced? A new study of 20,000 British citizens published in the British Medical Journal shows that you can cut your risk of having a stroke in half by doing the following four things: being active for 30 minutes a day, eating five daily servings of fruit and vegetables, and avoiding cigarettes and excess alcohol…”
Dr. Doug Graham said we are addicted to crunch!
Loren Lochman says we are addicted to the feeling of being full!
Well I am a Krunchaholic that loves bein full!
What do I do, when the Krunch monster takes over the brain? …and all nutritional reason goes out the mental window? I am on the prowl for Krunch!
If I keep everything dangerous outta the house, I usually will make do with the pre-planned foods. If I am on the loose… the rules can change bigtime! I’ll compromise, and pay for it with my body… and sometimes my pain level… just to satisfy the crunch attack. Not the best choice!
The overeating of good things. I’ll be up late and over eat nuts, and seeds looking for crunch, knowing that it is better if they are soaked… I still go for the dried ones for the crunch’n’chew factor.
Produce just doesn’t have the same ‘chew’.
I am by no means a chef… making food is a facinating chore to me… I am Chef Boy’R’Duh in the kitchen. I get in there and go to thrashin around, tryin to make some food. Oh I eat all right, but when I get done it looks like the cooking channel blew up! Half the ingredients for the recipe have been picked through or eaten completely, my food presentation and arrangement skills leave a lot to be desired… ever dish I own is dirty… FORGET IT!!?!? Just eat the flippin ingredients!
to be continued…
To my “Digital Angel” who got me up
on the steps to talk! Preesh Gal!
(translation from the occasional webmaster: “to Julie, who helped me with this blog so I could share my thoughts! I appreciate it girl!”)
You’re welcome Wayne!
Subject: RE: juice E stuff
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009
What equipment are these folks using to juice?
When you juice, you are removing basically the “water” content and leaving the fibrous material behind; yes?
In Green for Life, we are instructed to leave the fibrous material in as it’s good for us. Your thoughts?
I have been using a standard (and admittedly dated) blender. God love it I can’t believe its still working after what I’ve been putting it through!
Well that is a faceted answer, the controversy will always continue, but there are many kinds of juicer (person). If the machinery depends on the function. I have an auger style champion juicer, a real workhorse…it will not juice greens but is great for fruit, nuts( the nut butter is amazing and worth the price of the machine… almond butter, cashew butter pecan butter… fresh, no hydrogenated oils… raw? oooohh lalal!
macadamia nut butter fresh made jelly (my way)… on yeast free toast! Outta this world.. I digress
the other type juicer is centrifugal…Jack Lalane juicer, everyone has their point as to why their choice is best… I got all three for all three reasons… I juice some things… like sweet potato, or care roots.. .. in my vita mixer this would be like drinking sludge… good for me… better for me than to not have the pulp… I am afraid, the only ear we have for nutrition is between our lips.
I use the vita mix almost exclusively, My taste buds are radically different from most other folks though(at least by there reactions :~}
Juicing throws my blood sugars out of whack… I am not easy to deal with… when they are whacked.
I make Shrek smoothies… greens, a small portion of frozen fruit, lots of water… works for me.
It is such a labor to do this, but soooo worth it.
there is also a specific juicer for leafy greens, including cereal grasses, and kale, and dandelion… etc…
that one costs about 100$ but I have found if you prep your stuff…I used an inexpensive food processor for a while to pre-prep my ingredients to make smoothies in the blender… worked for me!
I made Ai-scream with the food pro rather than the blender… worked ok! yard sale stuff, thrift store stuff, I did all this at first.
Some people want clear juice, some want the smoothie texture.
The Juicer folks on the Global Juice Feast are clear liquid juicers, for the specific goal of health rejuvenation, weight loss and disease prevention.
Depends on what one wants to do.
Say if you just wanna grow and drink wheat grass?!? There is a 49$ hand crank wheat grass juicer and some inexpensive trays, and a few dollars in seeds and your on! OR you can invest hundreds of $’s in automatic growers, timers… lights?!? , and argghgh?!!?
If you “bless” your blender in the name of your families health pursuits… it will last till the next one comes. (Jah wisdom*8~)
I think if you want to juice (clear) I could have my champion sent to ya… use it for a season or two… see if it suits ya. I did this with another friend, who now has both like I do.
There is a real difference in the taste, texture , consistency… of juicing. and the duration for some people to go long periods on just juice..
So the idea is: to go try different forms of juices somewhere near you…( I could find some for ya? ), and see what you like. Then that’s the machine for you. I have all of them, so I can do grasses, fruits, and Shrek smoothies! and Ai-scream to boot!
I hope this helps.
“The ultimate test of man’s conscience, may be his willingness to sacrifice something today, for future generations whose words of thanks he will not hear.”
So Here goes my rant..
I hate making food, cleaning up, putting things away, why can’t there be a no awaay to be put to? Pull food outta the ground, off trees, and vines… and eat? Dunno?!?!?!??! lemmee get back to ya on that one. ‘
Last summer I was at a friends yard that is the coolest yard I have ever been in. The garden was outrageous! I ate right out of the garden many times! and the size of the plants?!?!
Wouldn’t it be cool… to have all you need to live vibrantly, in your neighborhood… promoting cooperation instead of separation in your environment?
I live in a community where there was once an orchard… My dirt would love some activity! I am just now learning, that I am interested in growing my own food, as well as enough to bless others with!
There’s a lot to it! going to the store, stand, markets is easy… plank down tasteless money for taste good food?!?!? Easy breazy! …and have you ever tried to eat money? No good dimpin!
So this year it is learning to be a locavore… eating only what is produced locally. There are so many lessons this year, that I am tackling. Growing food, growing superfoods, being a locavore, being a green senior by going truckless, eating a mostly raw vegan diet, juicing, B a man 2 ban the can, biking, walking, hiking, rock climbing, dancing, yoga, skipping!, meditation, working, and loving life!
Sammy said: “I can’t drive 55!” Well me either! I ain’t about to slow down!
Tom Petty sez: “If ya never slow down…ya never grow old.” Well, I aim to see just how far I can push that!