Live a healthier happy – unafraid life….
Yesterday on Oprah she had an Earth Day and it was okay. I like Celebs and Healthy Green tips but I find these programs do not hypnotize as in days of old.
Not a lot of new information.
Martha had a better byte last year with her Compost wormery
Martha sells like no other but man does she work for it…no phone-ing it in. I love her.
I was and am just a little dissapointed with Oprah lately. Worms whatever – nothing to be so freaked out about. She seemed a little to frightened. Okay judgment over – don’t like it don’t watch right? Worms and decomposition can wig some people out. Not everyone loves composting. She has done a lot for women and health and I am very grateful to her for bringing anything Green to the People.
Being a Green Party member. I really find it amusing that the Greening is becoming a Big Ka-ching Business in the last five years especially. Try to ignore the evil Lamprey corporations that are connecting themselves to Environmental issues only to make themselves some big time dough. Be it that it is everyones right to make a buck – still … I am sure the lampry thinks he is a total bag of chips.
This site is nice rubbish diet .
Okay Oprah would you rather have had a bucket of these or a bucket of these? Yes I am a little obsessed about lampreys now.
When you are thinking about going all natural with your raw diets and healthier foods – remember that you can compost anything that was once alive. You can compost through every season, even in the winter. Treating your body and the Earth as the sacred gifts that they are is what is most important. Besides you will have free worms for fishing, if your into that sort of thing. I know some people are not – but fish do eat worms and people eat fish (most of the world).
I saw a great program on the raw diet and even juicing the peels of things – that is where more of the nutrients are. I need to invest or do research on a juicer!
I wonder what kinds of fruits and vegetables were in the garden of Eden….I bet they were all super foods.
Happy Earth Week! Make everyday Earth day. Dont treat your body like a compost pile though. Here is some info on the :
THE DANIEL FAST
The main premise of this fast is cleansing the body of toxins through the intake of the purest forms of food possible, while still maintaining enough caloric intake to keep your metabolism high. You can do this for 14-28+ days, depending on your weight loss goal and your actual tolerance for it. Longer than 21 days is only good for weight loss; less than 14 isn’t really enough for cleansing. If you have more than 20 pounds to loose, you can just do it till you reach your goal weight and then add other foods in.
What you can eat:
1. Fruits (all kinds, as much as you want, even tropical fruits)
2. Vegetables (cooked or raw, frozen, canned or fresh)
3. Soy protein in the form of soy milk and soy or whey protein powder. (Any flavor)
4. Coffee/tea with no sweetener and a little half and half, or you may sweeten it with crystalline fructose or honey. No more than 2 cups in the AM. Make it a goal to wean yourself from caffeine by the end.
5. All salad dressings, spices, seasonings, marinades. Just try to use the purest kind you can find, like homemade or Newman’s own — not Kraft. Use your common sense, though — like don’t pour a bottle of sweet and sour sauce over your green beans.
What you cannot eat:
4. Dairy, eggs, cheese
5. Legumes (red beans, black beans, etc.)
6. Sweeteners of any kind (except the fructose/honey in your morning coffee/tea — and the artificial sweeteners are toxic)
7. Anything else that’s not in the “Can eat” list above.
SOME GOOD THINGS TO EAT:
1. Eggplant and mushroom Ratatouille over spaghetti squash:
Peel and cut up two large eggplant, 5 cloves of garlic, one onion, and some mushrooms. Sauté in a generous amount of olive oil till tender. Pour two cans/jars of meat-free spaghetti sauce over it and simmer until the eggplant is really mushy. Add slice black olives if desired. Spice it up with some red pepper flakes. Serve over spaghetti squash. Make a lot of this.
2. Cabbage soups with a tomato and veggie broth base.
3. Sautéed spinach and mushrooms with Garlic.
4. Oriental spinach, mushroom and water chestnut soup with veggie broth and soy sauce.
5. Roasted tomato bisque:
Slice 3 lbs of roma tomatoes lengthwise and place sliced side down in a very large roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Also put on the pan a whole, unpeeled head of garlic. Roast a 450 for 30-45 minutes, or until skins are charred. Take out and let cool. Take off charred tomato skins and toss (I leave them on, but I like a very smoky flavor). Put the tomatoes in blender, and squeeze the garlic in also — all of it. Then add a can of vegetable broth, some liquid smoke (about a tsp.) some water, and about 1/2 cup of soy creamer. Blend till smooth. Reheat on stove. Thin as desired with soy creamer and veggie broth and keep adjusting the seasoning till you get it right.
6. Sauteed green beans with garlic and olive oil.
7. Cauliflower steamed till soft and then whipped like potatoes with 2 tbs of butter, and a little soymilk creamer. This is so good! (Try to use butter only minimally for flavoring. A little won’t kill you, but use mostly olive oil)
8. Of course, salads, stir fried veggies, smoothies (adding a frozen banana will make it almost like ice cream), frozen fruit sorbet (Frozen fruit blended with a little organic apple juice in the blender), all the bolthouse Farms products from Publix (juice section; just don’t overdo it with the protein perfect shake).
HOW TO ADD FOOD BACK IN WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED FASTING, DETOXING, OR HAVE REACHED YOUR GOAL WEIGHT:
Week 1: Fish and chicken
Week 2: Nuts, cheese, legumes and dairy
Week 3: Whole grains such as Ezekiel bread and brown rice
WEEK 4: Meats besides fish and chicken.
Go back to eating sweets last, but as common sense would tell you, if you eat like you did before, you will eventually end up where you were!
Keep in mind, if you need to continue feed your family their regular meals, you can always give your portion to a person who is single and cooks only for one. It will awesomely bless them! Be encouraged and enjoy the journey!