Standard cure: medicines, stents and bypass surgery

If you have trouble accepting the natural lifestyle cure for heart or in fact all health problems then may be you should read and be informed over the “standard cure”. My sister has written a blog about bypass surgery :http://idonotwantabypass.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/coronary-heart-bypass/

If you are ever admitted to hospital then remember no one will advise you or even offer you the choice of lifestyle changes. At best lifestyle changes will be advised as something complementary to heart surgery. If you survive all credits go to the doctor. If you do not survive then it was your own fault.

Have a long , happy and healthy life.

Hemp seeds

I have added yet another seed to my list of ingredients that I blend in my smoothie every morning. List is now flaxseed, sunflower, sesame and hemp.

Why hemp seeds? I know this may sound a little bit crazy but hemp seeds are said to be very good for your health in many ways.

  • Hemp seeds contain all 9 essential amino acids
  • They also contain essential fatty acids Omega 6 and Omega 3 in a ratio of 3:1. Body requires a 3:1 or 4:1 balance of Omega 6 to Omega 3 for good health.
  • Cause no allergic reactions ( I can not validate this myself as I am not allergic to nuts or seeds.)
  • Contains Vitamin E

Hemp seeds improve the immune system, dry skin condition, cardiovascular circulation and reduce many symptoms of muscle and joint pains. Definitely a super food to add to the list and have in house.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Astragalus, wheatgrass and kelp powder

I have recently added three new ingredients to my smoothie : astragalus, wheatgrass and kelp.What are these powders good for?

Astragalus is claimed to stop the aging process, heal wounds and control sugar in diabetics. TA-Lab produces a quite expensive product name TA-65. Google TA-65 if you are interested. If you do try it then I would love to hear from you if it loves up to the claims they make.

Wheatgrass is ideal for balancing the body’s ph-value. Ideally the blood should be slightly alkaline, a ph- value of about 7.2. Wheatgrass is also claimed to slow down aging, increase red and white blood cells, detoxify liver and colon, help with digestion and many beauty benefits. Again google wheatgrass.

Kelp, a seawood, contains iodine. Common table salt comes with added iodine. So if you are cutting own on salt then you are also cutting down on iodine. Idoine is good for regulating the thyroid and pituary gland. Thyroid is responsible for regulating a strong metabolism and normal body temperature. So if you are avoiding salt then you should consider taking kelp.

After a month of taking these powders I am not yet able to confirm any of these benefits but that maybe due to the fact that my body is already in a good healthy state.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Chemo or veggies

Here is an article that will hopefully inspire you in making the right decision for yourself.

http://www.forksoverknives.com/cancer-free-without-chemo-thanks-to-dr-mcdougall-and-forks-over-knives/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter093013

The McDougall diet is very close to the one I follow except no nuts and meat or fish. And the exercise is about half hour walk daily.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Eye test March 2013

One year after my previous eye test when the results showed a defintive improvement in both eyes: from -4.0 to -2.75. This time I had hoped to see further improvement.

Well there were small changes to be seen but on the whole the change was not enough to shout about. In any case it was not getting worse. Reason to continue with diet and eye exercises and I will see what happens in spring of 2014.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Tasty Indian recipes – low fat

Two new recipes added, Cauliflower with potatoes and Lady Fingers (see Recipes Page). All my recipes are low fat: either coconut oil or olive oil.
I use one teaspoon coconut oil in a recipe for four persons to saute the onions or stir fry vegetables. To ensure the food does not stick to the pan add some water, one or two tablespoons.

I hope you will enjoy all the recipes. Feel free to adjust the amount of spices added to meet your taste.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Plant based vegan diet & others

Here are three videos I would like to share with you. All of them are from vegsource.
First one is about Low Carb Diets (Atkins etc.), very popular for weight loss but is it really successful
http://www.vegsource.com/news/2012/12/low-carb-jimmy-moore—setting-record-straight-video.html

Second video features Ultimate Fighter competition winner James Wilks who is also a practising vegan:
http://www.vegsource.com/news/2012/12/mma-ultimate-fighter—james-lighting-wilks—is-vegan-video.html

And the third video is from low fat and mainly starch diet guru John McDougall:
http://www.vegsource.com/news/2012/12/john-mcdougall-md—-avoid-doctors-to-protect-your-health-video.html

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Fats that heal

Udo Ersamus,  cholesterol myth buster and guru of fats, writer of the book, “Fats that heal, Fats that kill”, made a blended oil of all essential fats in one. Ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats is 2:1. Remaining meals during the day will balance the omega-3 and omega-6 down to a healthy level required for good health.

Udo’s Choice Oil Blend can be found at www.udoerasmus.com plus the feedback from customers. Many have lost weight, gained energy and cured a number of diseases.

Now, I have created my own blend from flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and coconut flakes, Mix contains 6 tsp flax, 2 tsp sunflower, 2 tsp sesame and 2 tsp desiccated coconut, which I add to my green smoothie or grind and spread the mix over some yoghurt. By the way that is exactly the seeds I am taking with me on holidays.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Holiday Greens!

It is impossible to find a hotel online which serves green smoothies. At least I have not yet found a hotel this way. Being away from home is challenging at best of times but without smoothies it can be daunting. But over the years I have found a way to stick to my diet.

I take plenty of fresh green leaves, usually found at the salad bar of any good hotel, at all three meal times. Add to that any fresh fruits and raw coloured vegetables. This year I will pack the flaxseeds, sesame and sunflower seeds together with a small coffee grinder in my suitcase for my daily portion of essential fats. Well it is not a green smoothie but close to it.

Have a fine “green” holiday.