How much green leaf veg per day

I recently read an article on the importance of eating green leaf veggies in one of those health newletters that I subscribe to. It praised the greens for the vitamins, minerals, fiber content and of course the low calories. Totally agreed with everything except the recommended daily amount. It was 2 cups of greens per day (or was it per week). Now 2 cups of raw spinach is about 2 ounces or 60 grams. This is nowhere near what I eat each day. I take in at least 300 grams greens in a smoothie each day, almost 5 times the recommended value.

Look up the Green Smoothie recipe on the Recipes page.

Have a long , happy and healthy life.

Recovering from C

This is an extract from an email I received from a friend recently. It is not my own personal experience but that of my friend.

 I was diagnosed with a rare form of malignant brain cancer called Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) in June 13 after experiencing seizures while preparing for a marathon run. The median life expectancy for GBM patients is 14 months. I had surgery to remove the tumour (about 85% of it as the remaining was inaccessible) and radiation and chemotherapy. In December 2013 after 4 rounds of “TEMOZOLOMIDE” chemotherapy
my scan showed that the tumour was growing back (despite surgery, radiation and chemotherapy). I was then transferred to second line chemotherapy which wasn’t going to cure me but as a palliative measure i.e. (to keep me comfortable for as long as possible)

In September 2014 the MRI scan showed that this chemo had also completely failed as the tumour had now spread to the other side of the brain and was quickly spreading.
My consultants didn’t have any alternative helpful options; any other treatment may either give me a couple months (if that) or expedite my journey to the end due to the toxic effects of the chemotherapy.
At this point we decided to travel to India for homeopathy treatment on a recommendation from a colleague whose father (75 years of age) had cancer which had spread to the bones and brain and he had been sent home for lack of any other treatment options. He then recovered with treatment from Dr Bhat$%^$ and one year on is doing quite well.

With no other option, in October 2014 we travelled to Delhi and started the treatment. It has now been nearly 6 months since I last had chemotherapy. Under conventional treatment I would not have survived to write this email today. In the last few months I have seen definite improvement in my health, whilst it is slow it is very real.

If you would like to know more about the treatment my friend had then you can email to:

Remember: Always consult your physician/doctor/specialist before starting on any treatment.

Have a long , happy and healthy life.

Super Foods

Super Foods

Super Foods

Superfoods are not just those found in the Himalays or the Amazon rain forest but also all vegetables and fruits found locally. Only difference is that they are not exotic sounding or easy to market at a high price.

In my opinion all items mentioned on this chart are Super Foods: full of antioxidants, vitamins, fiber , sugars, essential fats and nutrients . I refer to this list whenever I go out shopping for groceries.

Have a long , happy and healthy life.

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 :

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.

Blended Soup

New recipe added for a healthy nutrient rich vegetable soup to the Recipes page.
You should use the recipe as a guide to making something new. But in the end you should feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your taste.

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.

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.