How much Vitamin C daily?

A recent research reported a 66% lower risk of heart disease in men taking high dosage of vitamin C.

I have been taking high dosage of vitamin C daily, anywhere between 2 to 6 grams, spread over the day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and just before going to bed.

Back in 2003 after two or more heart attacks I was inspired by Maththias Rath’s book “WHY ANIMALS DON’T GET HEART ATTACKS – BUT PEOPLE DO!” to take vitamin C. Since that time I have had no more heart attacks or chest pains.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Boost energy, relax and be happy


I follow 11 of the 12 items listed on this poster from Dave Sommers. Eleven items are part of my lifestyle program for a healthy life. (Only Epson Salt is not part of my lifestyle.)

Green smoothie full of green leaves boosts energy, walnuts and almonds feed the brain, water reduces stress, while oats and peppers ease depression.

Eye test : October 2016

This time I was certain I would see further improvement in my eyes. But no, the result was not much different than what it was three years and five years ago. Very disappointed.

On the positive side it was still not getting worse. So reason enough to continue with diet and eye exercises and I will see what happens in  2017.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Spicy Chickpeas

Spicy Chickpeas


1 can (15 ounce / 420 gram) chickpeas drained
1 small onion
1 small tomato
1 tablespoon chilli sauce (or cayenne pepper or cajun sauce or any other tasty sauce)
Corainder powder

Directions 🙂

Drain the can of chickpeas and pour into a bowl. Finely chop the onion and tomato and add to the chickpeas. Sprinkle some coriander powder and add spicy sauce and mix the whoe lot. It is now ready to eat.

Variation: Lemon chickpeas

Try some lemon juice on the chickpeas mix with or without the spicy sauce.

Bon appetit.

Touch of Green Fruit Smoothie

Touch of Green Fruit Smoothie


1 banana
1 kiwi
10 strawberries
10 cherries
1 handful of green leaf vegetable (spinach)
1/2 cucumber sliced
8 tsp flaxseeds (or walnuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds etc.)
200 ml water
100 ml non-fat yoghurt

Directions: (makes about 1 liter)

Add all the ingredients in a blender: banana, kiwi, strawberries, cherries, flaxseeds, cucumber slices, green leaves and water. Blend at high speed for about a minute. It is ready to drink.

Bon appetit.

Original Smoothie recipe – Elixir of Life

Elixir of Life Recipe [ tested for efficacy]

Smoothie_imageBasic green smoothie recipe is a mix of fruits and green leaf vegetables.

Spices, seeds, nuts and other ingredients are optional.

Try adding whatever you like to match your mood.



1 banana
4 slices of mango (or peaches, dates, plums, pear, apples etc.)
10-15 cherries (or blueberries, blackberries, strawberries etc)
250-350 grams spinach leaves (or Romaine lettuce, endive, kale, radish leaves etc.)
8 tsp flaxseeds (or walnuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds etc.)
500-600 ml water
1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or ginger powder, fenugreek etc.)
Optional: 1 tsp cacao powder. cucumber, broccoli, avocado

Directions: (makes about 1,5 liter)

Add all the ingredients in a blender: banana, half of the leaves, mango, cherries, flaxseeds, herbs, spices, rest of the green leaves and water. Blend at high speed for about a minute. It is ready to drink.

Bon appetit.


Zu San Li – acupuncture point of longevity

In China, this point is known as – “the point of longevity” and in Japan – “the point of a hundred diseases”.

The point of longevity is located below the kneecap. To find it, you should cover your knee with the palm of the same hand. The point is located between the ends of the little finger and ring finger, in the form of a small dent between the bones.
(If you are not sure then search for Zu San Li on Youtube)

By massaging the Zu San Li point you can increase the activity of the adrenal glands, the most powerful glands that act as the main defender of human health. They excrete adrenaline, hydrocortisone and other important hormones into the blood.

If you massage “the point of longevity” every day, you can normalize the work of the adrenal glands, which perform the following functions in the organism:

– Normalization of the blood pressure
– Normalization of the glucose, the insulin
– Elimination of the inflammatory processes in the organism
– Regulation of the immune system

Also, by massaging the Zu San Li point, you can:

– Improve digestion
– Heal diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
– Treat the effects of a stroke

Have a long , happy and healthy life.

(Source )

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.