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HOW LONG DO YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE? PETER RAGNAR

Health, money and creativity greatly impact the answer to this question. Improving our health means more creativity, a positive attitude and the desire to be alive. These factors can open up doors to more financial resources. At any age.

How long do you want to live? Do you believe you can have a different experience after age 65 than most people? Living in retirement communities, assisted living and nursing homes is becoming the norm. How can this be challenged?  One way is by seeking out role models that tell a different story about how to live healthy and creative lives into our later years. Also, challenging and redefining what later years really means.

I am prepared to create a healthy life one day at a time. I feel and that making changes in my daily living and thinking are two primary ways. One thing is clear to me; I have to believe aging is not a terminal illness. Most people do not believe in possibility. This becomes more apparent after the age of 65.

Every action has a reaction and what we do each day adds up. In the end what we reap is what we plant. Change begins by entertaining the idea that aging well is possible.

BE YOUR OWN ROLE MODEL AND FIND ONES THAT SPEAK TO YOU

Peter Ragnar  is a great resource for longevity information click here. You do not have to be a raw food follower to benefit from his website.

Renew Yourself, a book by Dr. George Cromack, is a concise guide to creating a healthier life. A  seasonally based chiropractor at the Tree of Life Center [Dr.Gabriel Cousens] in Patagonia, Az., Dr Cromack has tremendous experience with assisting patients with their healing process. He has a website and some excellent products that are worth checking out. Link here.

As a postscript 11/2013: Check out The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin. Her approach is direct and easy to understand. I have been seeking some answers for reoccurring health issues for over 30 years. My experience is extensive. The Unique Healing Program is enabling me to heal my gut and general health in a way I had always hoped. It is NOT a magic bullet and does take time, effort and patience. Link here.

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TEMPLATE MATCHING: JUDY BYRNE, EFT MASTER

On the website of EFT master Judy Byrne I discovered a quote from scientist, philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal [1623 – 1662]:

“We see the world not as it is, but as we are.”

I often think of this quote when I watch the news on television. I recognize how the viewpoint of the media can effect and transform my view of things. All the nay sayers and folks that see 2012 as the end of the world vs the end of the world as we know it. The more fearful I am the more I see things as dower. This opens the floodgate of endless feelings of hopelessness to emerge.

Not surprising, from his quote, Pascal was a physicist. One  of the fundamentals of Quantum Physics, as I understand it, can be framed by the above quote. By all accounts, Pascal identified himself as a Catholic.

More about Judy Byrne click here.

More about Physicist Blaise Pascal click here.

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THE TANZANIAN MAASAI DIET: EATING FOR ENDURANCE

THE POWER OF PORRIDGE

On a 6/14/2012 NPR broadcast Marcus Weirman of “The World” / Public Radio International interviewed Andrew Zimmerman host of “Bizarre Foods” in The Travel Channel.  The gist of the interview is that eating heavy fats, refined carbs, sugar and caffeine are proven to not be a healthy way to start the day. The time tested ingestion of whole grain hot cereal, also known as porridge, is a staple for many indigenous people all over the world. It is a time tested way to start the day.

I guess this is still a revelation to many people. I want to believe it would  not be to the NPR demographic.  The need for repetition of this this kind of common sense information, in the USA, through all forms of media, is astounding.  That this simple kind of eating is such an anomaly says one thing: food is a socially acceptable addictive substance throughout the industrialized  world.

Ironically the advertising for empty calorie foods is often sandwiched between [no pun intended] a show such as The Biggest Looser. Their sponsors are in the category of  KFC and McDonald’s. I hope someone else besides me and stand-up comics see the blatantly obvious crazy in all of this. It seems clear that the network knows their audience well. The bottom line is that very few or its viewing population notice, or have enough energy consuming The Standard American Diet [SAD]  to care.

THE DIET OF THE MAASAI OF TANZANIA

The Power in Porridge segment that most drew my attention was the description of the Maasai Tribe diet. It is composed of fermented milk as a probiotic, minute amounts of cows blood for protein and the, more alkaline,  grain millet as a slow burning, complex carbohydrate.  The tribe eats for endurance to maintain their energy for the many long hours herding animals. The  porridge part of the meal is composed of small easily transportable balls of cooked millet. The Maasai carry it with them to eat for sustenance as they go about their day.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO OUR WORLD?

Well, within the brief interview, Zimmerman gives one example of a situation in London. A simple bowl of oatmeal porridge  parlayed into better health, weight loss and more efficiency among some ironworkers. Below are some ways and reasons for harnessing the Masai approach to eating for endurance in our industrialized world.

First off, in many traditional cultures the daily breakfast begins with a fermented food that is either dairy based, such as yogurt and kefir or cultured vegetables, sauerkraut. Cultured milk products such as yogurt and kefir are important for creating a healthy gut and immune system. Non-dairy fermented choices  are coconut water and kombucha. According  to one  holistic autism information site, Russian children are provided kefir upon arriving at school each day.

WHY FERMENTED FOODS?

Refined foods, fast foods, refined sugar, refined oils, environmental toxins, antibiotics and other  prescriptive medicines help to chip away at the microflora in our guts. Bacteria rich foods such as kefir, yogurt and probiotic supplements help to replenish this necessary microflora. I recommend people read The Body Ecology Diet. A really good reference for information and ideas concerning rebuilding a healthy immune system.

Secondly, it is important to eat a protein source that is easy to assimilate. The blood of a cow is not happening in our society. We need to eat foods that are rich in minerals and other nutrients in easily digestable portions. In other words; do not overeat.  Raw goat or cow’s milk cheese,  small portions of animal protein, raw [yolks] or lightly cooked eggs  are ways to obtain needed protein. For vegans E3 Live,  spirulina, chlorella, hemp and other seeds are the way to go. There are many Raw Food nutrition books covering this subject. Chew well.

Thirdly, replacing hybridized wheat with whole grain millet, quinoa, amaranth and oatmeal is primary. Greens and vegetables are not mentioned as part of the Maasai tribe breakfast probably because they are not available and do not travel well. The Maasai of Tanzania discussed here are a nomadic tribe of herders.

In Asian countries vegetables are part of their traditional breakfast. So are sea vegetables rich in minerals such as wakame, arame, hiziki, dulse and nori. Pickles and miso are the fermented foods of the Japanese diet.

Transcript for “Power of Porridge” click here.

Magical Powers of Fermented Foods by Terri L. Saunders  click here.

Kefir in Russian Schools click here. Bedrock Community Autism Website.

Body Ecology Diet click here.

As a postscript 8/2013: I stand behind everything I wrote here. However, I have since discovered The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin. If you have health / digestive imbalances check out her website. I am presently doing her program and am grateful to have found it. It is not a magic bullet, but it does work. Link here.

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