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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

More Medical Malarky

It amazes me. "Because it's difficult to lower phosphorus in your diet, your doctor may recommend a phosphate binder medication that can help control the amount of phosphorus your body absorbs from foods you eat" That's what some "doctor" says. Really? Is it difficult to lower phosphorus? What if you could lower it by choosing to eat more fruits and vegetables instead of corn and oats and such? Well you can, and people would, if the doctors and media were responsible.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

We are more than words. We see some kind of whole picture before we speak. We should focus on this.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Permanent Freedom from Chronic Tension

One step at a time. Use more time to heal and you will heal. NOT SPENDING TIME DIRECTED AT HEALING IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF PAIN

Monday, December 12, 2011

I'm so 5,008 you're like 2,000 and late.

So what's the deal with the 2,000 calorie per day diet? It sounds garbage to me. Why would you want to restrict your activity level? I understand you have fat and want to lose it but as a long term strategy you can not stick with weight loss. You must focus on ideals and activity levels must increase for 99% of the populace. More active, in general, means more calories. 120 pound female orangutans are eating 7700 calories. Step it up monkeys. It is way more fun to be more active and more ANIMATED. You don't need to go to the gym more necessarily just be more animated when you move and talk and move more. Who says we should eat 2,000 calories? Why should we listen? Who is eating 2,000 calories and feeling awesome all the time? I don't know, but if that's you let me know. And don't lie. Calorie restriction is only good if you're minimizing bad foods. Even then it might not be so great. It is wrong to eat less. I think our animal knows that. Which animals wants less when it can handle more. I am telling you from years of experience, the more I eat the right foods the more active I am and stronger and fitter and even leaner. Get active. Aim for being more fit. Eat so that it fits. How many people are struggling because they want to lose weight and be more active and do it all on less food? That's crazy, people! Eat foods that your body can regulate the consumption without your mind stepping in.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

This is a great site from Jared from 30bananasaday.com Not much else to say other than the fact that his site is really helpful at explaining some great health tips such as mono-meals how and why to do it. And general advice for health. Check it out!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

do you eat late at night?

a good way to not eat late at night, is to eat before it is late at night

lol

i am going to lay out the amount of food i need to eat for a full day and then by the time the late night comes around, i will have already eaten.

so today, that means muchas bananas, celery, and dates and maybe i'll get some good stuff at the farmer's market too

Monday, December 5, 2011

one of the best benefits

how much would you pay to have your gass mileage increase by 200%?
how nice would it be if your car could fit more gas in?

you could save money and save time at the pump.

one of the best benefits i'm finding from my lifestyle and eating is being able to intake more fuel more easily.

not only are the recipes and preparation faster than anything else, when comparing to other top quality gourmet foods they are consistently more affordable

How Skeptics/Science Prevents Healing

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Video to Watch

Interesting Facts about Fruit

"Unlike the mamey sapote, white sapote is a member of the family Rutaceae, to which citrus belongs. The black sapote is also unrelated and is actually a species of persimmon. "

Friday, December 2, 2011

Most Beautiful

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

Borax + Bronner's = Nice Fresh Laundry

Yes..... non toxic laundry. Feels good to wear and super clean.

I got some really good inspiration and motivation from Kevin Park yesterday and am feeling much more focused and am working on a 21 day challenge. I will be doing a lot of different things.

First habit is to carry around a notepad with my daily goals.

Friday, November 25, 2011

How are we going to make the change?



So if you watched the video, and you're like, "shoot, the ice is melting that's a bad thing we need to do something different" and you know already that agriculture is responsible for more than half of the environmental harms...

What's stopping you from altering your impact?

Let's say you could be less expensive products that were better than the ones you've bought and they would actually work towards saving the world.

Well you can. You can go to the farmer's market or to a wholesaler and buy organic fruits and vegetables. Even eating more fruit that's grown with pesticides might be better than eating junk food that's processed and grown with pesticides. Fruit is cheaper than junk food. A candy bar these days costs like a dollar and you can get 5 bananas for a dollar at Trader Joe's.

What would you rather have? An awesome smoothie or a lousy little candy brick?

What would you rather do, pay to have more unnecessary plastic and junk created or pay for trees to grow?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Half Baked "Overpopulation" Myth. Part 1. Potatoes.

So if you saw my videos back in the day, I ate around 10 pounds of potatoes per day for 10 days. It was easy and tasty. I am not necessarily recommending you do it, because I think that fruit is easier and healthier, but I did it and many people in the world have done fine on potatoes.

I think that if you are eating cooked food, potatoes are a good way to go and I think they taste great. Though they are somewhat dry, like all cooked foods.

Near the end of this video I show the nutritional info of potatoes + lettuce + almonds.



So check this out:

There are 40 million acres of lawns in the United States.

On average, an acre of potatoes produces 106 pounds of potatoes per day.
106 pounds of potatoes = 38,228 calories. This means that one acre is enough to feed around 10 active people.

So, if 40 million acres were planted with potatoes, 400 million could be fed.

The numbers for the potatoes are based on calculations performed after harvest. This means that it accounts for crop losses.

Now a person can come up with something like the fact that potatoes might not grow very well in all the places where grass grows. To which I can respond, that grains are grasses and grains could be grown instead.

So consider that. We already have enough "farmland" as lawns to feed the whole country.


http://www.usnews.com/usnews/culture/articles/050516/16lawn.htm

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That's right.

Vita-Mixes Are Great



For some reason I love food inform-mercials.

This thing makes magic, cleans up quick, and has a lengthy warranty. They are nice people, too.

The best is the variable speed knob and with the 240 mph's the blades go it really sounds like revving the engine.

I absolutely love making FRESH SALSAS and FRESH SAUCES

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A secret spaghetti sauce recipe ingredient with complete recipe.

So for the best raw organic vegan or vegetarian spaghetti/pasta sauce recipe, I found that adding sesame seeds in the form of tahini or Vitamix-blended hulled sesame seeds, made great sauce.

Tomatoes of all varieties work. Preferably with the flavor you like.

I like a strong tomato flavor with a good amount of sweetness. So I like using both sun dried tomatoes and fresh heirlooms AND cherry tomatoes.

Just using the tomatoes and the sesame can work for me.

However there are a variety of good additions:

  • celery
  • carrots
  • bell peppers
  • bit of spicy peppers
  • bit of basil
  • teeny bit of something sweet
Try it out. Let me know.

Also to make the spaghetti/pasta I prefer cucumber, but zucchini works fine and I like mixing the two.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Interesting Idea

Cheap Easy Healthy

Pick two. I ran into this concept today. A blogger basically said that you can pick two of the three and go for that. Do you want?

Cheap and Easy
Cheap and Healthy
or Easy and Healthy

At different times you'll make different decisions and sometimes you can get all three OR you simply have enough to have "cheap" be irrelevant when it comes to food.


So how would considering this process affect your eating?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Learning Languages at LiveMocha

Hey I found this site it's pretty fun Livemocha.com. I am there to learn languages. You can make pen-pals all over the world and they have lots of free courses. They all seem pretty beginner, but I guess that's fine because I can meet people and talk to them in the language I want to learn.

Here's a sample message I sent someone that was pretty fun to write and I learned a bit too.


The first lines are without using google translate and the second are using google translate.

warum mochstes sie Deutsch lernen? (ohne google translate)
warum willst du Deutsch lernen? (mitt google translate)

Ich Deutsch lernen fur spass. (ohne google translate)
Ich lerne Deutsch für Spaß. (mitt google translate)

Achso, Sie... (ohne google translate)
Können Sie sehen, ich bin ein Anfänger (mitt google translate)

Ich denk das ist eine gute methode (ohne google translate).
Ich denke, das ist eine gute Methode. (mitt google translate).

Was glaubst du?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

When Making Decisions...

Just because something is best for you, doesn't mean it's gonna be the easiest decision or feel the most natural. In fact, what's best for us might be something we've not even tried before.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Eyes Glasses Fashion Advertisements Golden Ratio

So here's a typical advertisement for "fashionable" frames. Notice that these are not prescription frames. Why? Because they distort the size of the model's eyes thus giving a worse proportion according to the Golden Ratio of Beauty.


See how the extreme glasses alter the face and make the person look...


Fortunately there's a solution.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

If you went to an upscale restaurant...

If you went to an upscale restaurant and they charged you $24.95 for an entree, or $16.95 for a salad, you probably wouldn't complain and the ingredients would be lower quality than you could get at a health food store or farmer's market.

So don't trip about paying less than that per day for food that's higher quality than the Four Seasons serves.

Work on the ambience of your eating area. Make a little ritual. Eat at the right moment.

Think of what you'd be willing to pay at a top quality restaurant for a meal and spend that on yourself at the health food store. $16.95 makes a much NICER salad. $24.95 buys at least a whole days worth of top quality fuel and fun.

Be love. Be focus. Be passionate. Be independent and interdependent. Be fun.

It's a perfect day for it.

David

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Would you rather take a vacation to Thailand or get a Tumor?



Cell phones appear to cause tumors. Google the GQ article. Yes, you do it. I will sit here on the pile of gold I have amassed over six years of not paying for cell phone service.

Glycemic Index

Is the glycemic index adjusting for absorption when comparing food items? For example one type of food might be lower on the index, but it's not actually lower in terms of calories absorbed it's just that the absorption is lower. So a person eats say 100 calories of brown rice and saythat's comparable to 100 calories of banana on the glycemic index but perhaps you're only getting 60 calories absorbed because the rice doesn't digest as well. I don't know, but I'd like to find out. So I will.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Going to bed at 10. Lights out pronto.

Managed to go to bed at 10 on Tuesday night! Wednesday night... not so much... let's go for 2 out of 3!

Eat more carbs and get warmer not fatter

http://www.raw-food-freedom.net/thermic-effect-of-food.html

Josh Fossgreen wrote a nice article over at his site and has great citations at the bottom that I'm looking forward to reading. Experientially I agree and it makes sense to me - that excess carbs can just be turned into heat instead of stored as fat. I've noticed if I set my mind to eating loads of dates, I can warm up a bit.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Start the day with something other than checking e-mail/phone etc...

I am going to do a thirty day trial of not checking my e-mail first thing in the morning.

Can you thrive on a simple diet of 1-2 types of food per day?

Hey Lads and Ladies,

I know I have been saying this a lot, well it ain't broke so I'm going to keep using it!

Simplicity is super. Simplicity saves time. Simplicity empowers you. Simplicity frees you.

So the question is Can you thrive on a simple diet of 1-2 types of food per day?

So far, the answer is a resounding YES! I have just eaten dates all day (not constantly eating; I had 3 meals) of a total of 3.75 pounds (before pitting). I feel great! Satisfied!

Think about which foods you would eat if you could only eat 1-2 types. I don't mean pizza and sandwiches. I mean apples and oranges. Grapes and celery. Bananas and spinach. Meat and eggs. I won't eat the meat and eggs unless I"m reaaaally going out there with experiments and am stranded on chicken island. But yeah what would you think you could eat and feel good and maintain and increase health and fitness?

I am not saying that 1-2 is the best or easiest. HOWEVER for newbies getting your basic caloric needs from 1 fruit and getting the rest of your nutritive needs from 1-2 vegetables is the EASIEST program to follow.

I find that when I KNOW that I get ALL I NEED from something and that I have enough to do it, food is just on auto-pilot and I focus on the other aspects of life where I can grow and evolve and have fun with focus.

I know it's hard for everyone to focus sometimes - especially when people are under-eating on fundamentally unsatisfying foods. It is a lot easier to just eat fruit than to eat a variety of spicy, or fatty, or meaty, or addictive concoctions.

If you feel a craving for something, that distracts your focus from the present moment. Having a diet of banana smoothies and salads is so simple and awesome and obvious that there are no distractions.

The question I pose to you now is this: Do you want to focus?

Live Focused
- David http://thecureforblur.com/

Monday, October 31, 2011

A nice warm feeling for the eyes: A tip from The Cure For Blur



Here, my eyes are closed and I am just enjoying the warmth of the sun
It feels so good and is so simple. It really helps make my day a warmer experience. The sun nourishes us.

This Blog is Current - on Youtube

I don't always update here, but I am very regular on Youtube... SO http://youtube.com/isforbliss

Monday, October 24, 2011

I am becoming much more flexible

there have been some realizations and allowings of new feelings. loooving feeeee-eeeelings and i have found myself much more flexible. it also doesn't hurt that i'm sleeping enough and doing my special unique exclusive stretch-in-sleep method. i don't know how soon it will be before i am doing the splits, but it will be soon enough. i already feel MUCH better. sitting tall, walking tall, feeling looooose and STRONG

best wishes to ya

what are you working on lately in your health and bliss corner?

Friday, October 21, 2011

I am now comfortable speaking french.

HERE"S THE BIG MESSAGE - STEP UP YOUR GAME

The rest here is just a blog-a-loo.


Maintenant, je suis comfortable parler francais avec les francophones. Je  sais que je ferai beaucoup des erreurs et c'est pas mal.

Now, I am comfortable to talk french with the french-speakers. I know that I will make many errors and that's not bad.

J'espere que tu peut comprendre.

I hope you can understand.

I may have made some errors in the french. I am happy. I ate a ton today. And was super active.

3 hours of basketball. Walked over a mile. An hour of other exercise. Plenty of dancing and rapping too.

Ate around 40 bananas, 10 apples, pound of spinach, bunch of celery, pound of pomegranates or so, 1.5 liters of fresh squeeze oj.


Here is a cute picture.
BALLING.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In order to focus, free yourself from desire

   Around 5 years ago I quit smoking weed. My reason was because it was something that I would feel myself pulled to do when I'd wake up. Other than weed I did not have some strong sense of desire pulling me in any which way, and once I'd smoke my standards would go down as to what's worthy of my time.

     Having experimented with different diets over the last 5 years as well I have noticed that certain foods arouse desires when others don't and some foods arouse desires for their consumption after their consumption - even when they cause some kind of discomforts or negative consequences. You try a bit of sauerkraut or salsa and suddenly want more and more. A bit of salt and suddenly every bite needs some. You eat a potato chip and want the whole bag and even if you finish and are stuffed you still feel the desire for more. This desire might last a whole day, though you might not notice it all the time (it might not be present all the time either).
   
     So when you're experiencing these desires and not acting on them, you are pulled away from full enjoying what is. It is like a thought saying "if only I had a cheeto right now" being the caption for your beautiful day. Think about a picture of a beautiful person with other beautiful people around them and the caption is "ughh i wish i had some chips".

  This is the situation that is robbing youth of vigor and enjoyment of life. This can be simply solved by following a diet of non-addictive, health causing foods. Freedom is worth experiencing.

Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/why-a-personal-trainer-is-making-himself-obese-on-purpose-2583990
Interesting read. Basically affirming that bad food really is addictive. Consider it.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Cure For Blur: Released!

So I'm finally releasing The Cure For Blur! Wahooooo! I got a new website http://thecureforblur.com/index.html

The price is $20.20

This is cheaper than a single visit to the lens grinder.
A tenth of the cost of ONE PAIR of glasses.

The benefits are not just more clarity in the sense that accounts for 80% of perception. The benefits involve FEELING MORE FREE.

If you have glasses, you suffer from CHRONIC TENSION. This book was written to help you resolve that, and feel that much more free for the rest of your life.

Buy it. Benefit from it.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Want to see more clearly?

Wake up earlier! I have noticed that whenever I wake up earlier, my vision is clearer. Is this the same for you? Well I found some research no link here but it's something about luteinization and how being out in the morning hours is important for that. Well there you go, a vague reference to science, and a solid common sense type advice. Try it out ;)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pure Blog 1: I no longer wish to be a know it all.

Interesting concept, doing something I don't feel like doing. Maybe I've been stuck in a 5 year old mentality that only does what feels good to him, and maybe there's great wisdom to that and maybe that's the only thing we can ever do but with varying degrees of intelligence in getting our desires, following our pleasures, avoiding our pains, or following our life path, listening to our highest potential, or however you want to describe what runs your life or how you run your life or what have you.

Life.

I have just put out many words, but I am still.

Interesting.

I sing songs and prior to opening my mouth I know nothing. I feel nothing. I may feel fear. I may feel stillness. I may feel nothing. I will feel a tickle in my upper realm. A cosmic laugh.

I don't know.

Ate 30 pounds of oranges, a head of celery, and a few dates.

Made conversation. Made eye contact of a beautiful nature. Mmm. Feeling relating.

I thought I would be valued for knowing it all. Perhaps I was with academic accolades and feelings of superiority, and knowing that I can discover thoughts and systems that surpass authority is valuable beyond measure.

Yet now, I see that I must let go of much knowing to let go to flowing.

I welcome the flood.

A Steve Pavlina Newsletter Worth Sharing.

Using Growth Acceleration to Achieve Faster Results
It's fair to say that 5 years from now, you'll be smarter, wiser, and more competent. By then you'll have solved some of the problems that currently bother you. You'll have gained new skills you don't currently possess. You'll have achieved new breakthroughs that may not even be on your radar yet.
Since you're going to have these growth experiences anyway, why wait?
What if you could make those same gains in 1-2 years instead of 5 years? Better yet... what if you could make those same gains in 90 days or less?

Growth Acceleration
Growth acceleration is the process of increasing your growth rate such that you achieve your desired personal and professional results in far less time than you otherwise would.
It's okay to allow things to come to you at whatever pacing happens to occur, but this is a fairly unconscious way to live. By exerting the right kinds of influence at the right pressure points, you can definitely speed things up -- a lot!
Some people earn more money in a day that you might earn in your entire working lifetime. How is that possible? They didn't get there overnight. In most cases they built certain skills over a long period of time. Now imagine that you had such a person mentoring you every day. Surely you could see the potential for making some rapid gains. Your mentor could help shift your mindset, correct your false thinking, condition effective behaviors and perspectives, teach you valuable skills, and more. Within 90 days you could be earning much more money than you are now, thanks to this valuable mentoring.
This is how the great Renaissance artists from Florence worked. They organized themselves into guilds, where boys were mentored by experienced masters. This cut down on their learning time dramatically. Michelangelo, for instance, began an apprenticeship at age 13 under Domenico Ghirlandaio. This personal mentoring accelerated Michelangelo's growth tremendously, so he could gain skills in years that might otherwise have taken him a lifetime... or possibly never.

Growth Fundamentals
Mentoring is one way to accelerate your growth, but it isn't the only way. Mentoring is actually a specific application of a more general fundamental principle, which I call the principle of Love. This principle says that we grow significantly faster when immersed in a positive and supportive environment. It needn't be an environment that's oozing with lovey-dovey expressions of caring and affection, but it needs to be an environment that supports you in doing your best. The environment that coach John Wooden created for his athletes at UCLA is a good example. He wasn't lavish with praise or criticism. During practice sessions he would rapidly dole out simple suggestions for improvement -- tiny changes here and there that add up to significant gains over time. It seemed to work very well for many of his players, including Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Get the fundamentals right and keep correcting small errors day in and day out, and you can accelerate your growth tremendously.
When you're out of alignment with the fundamentals and when you fail to make daily incremental gains, you suffer from growth deceleration and stagnation. Trying to grow without getting the fundamentals right is like trying to play an instrument that's out of tune. No matter how hard you work at it, the music you create will never sound right. Much of your practice will also be counter-productive because you'll be training your ear incorrectly. Trying harder won't help.
Teaching these fundamentals is one reason I love doing Conscious Growth Workshops. Once people grasp and internalize the core growth accelerators, they often have those wonderful a-ha moments. They suddenly see why they've been struggling in certain areas and why their old approaches were always doomed to failure. Then they can create a roadmap for building up their skills in alignment with the fundamentals, so they can start moving forward quickly. At CGW the fundamentals I teach can be applied to all areas of life -- they're the roots of all conscious growth. At the upcoming Conscious Success Workshop in January, we'll go deeper into the specific growth accelerators for career and financial success, which I know is a struggle for many people these days.

Speeding Up
Since I can't compress a couple workshops into an article, I'll share another approach you can use to improve your skill with the fundamentals.
Imagine your future self 5 years from now. Make it your ideal future self. This person has already solved the problems you currently face, made the money you want to make, and is enjoying the relationships you'd love to experience.
Picture yourself sitting in a room with a couple of cozy chairs. You're sitting in one chair, and your future self is in the other chair. Ask your future self to tell you about his/her growth over the past 5 years. What happened during that time? What kinds of breakthroughs or lessons were learned? What changes do you need to experience in order to become this person?
Now take just one of these changes, and dig deeper. Ask your future self for more details about it. Don't settle for vague and fluffy answers like, "Improve your self-discipline." Keep drilling down until you reach a more detailed level, such as "Start your day by getting up at 5am every morning. Then exercise for 30 minutes, shower, have breakfast, and put in two solid hours on your Internet business."
Once you have some specifics to work with, pick just one, and break it down into the simplest baby steps you can muster. Suppose you choose "exercise for 30 minutes each day before breakfast."
Now state your starting point, such as "I don't exercise at all."
Next, come up with one baby step you can take to move away from where you are now and in the direction of where your future self is. For example, if you're not exercising at all, and your future self is exercising for 30 minutes per day, you could exercise for 1 minute today. Then the next day, make another incremental improvement, like exercising for 2 minutes. Continue in likewise fashion until you achieve the desired result, locking in your future self's positive habit.
Here's how this might play out over time:
Day 0: Pick an exercise that you expect you can handle, something simple that you can do at home or in your neighborhood, so you don't need to buy any equipment or get a gym membership. Running may be a good choice. Select a regular time of day when you'll do your daily exercise.
Day 1: Exercise for 1 minute.
Day 2: Exercise for 2 minutes.
Day 3: Exercise for 3 minutes.
Day 4: Exercise for 5 minutes.
Day 5: Exercise for 7 minutes.
Day 6: Exercise for 10 minutes.
Day 7: Exercise for 12 minutes.
Day 8: Exercise for 15 minutes.
Day 9: Exercise for 17 minutes.
Day 10: Exercise for 20 minutes.
Day 11: Exercise for 22 minutes.
Day 12: Exercise for 25 minutes.
Day 13: Exercise for 27 minutes.
Day 14: Exercise for 30 minutes.
Then continue to exercise for 30 minutes every day after that. In only two weeks, you've added this new habit, and you're one step closer to your ideal self. Did you really have to wait 5 years to make this change? Of course not. Now... for the next 5 years and beyond, as you continue to maintain this habit, you'll enjoy the wonderful benefits of daily exercise such as a happier mood, less stress, more energy, and better focus and concentration.
Continue in a similar manner with other changes suggested by your future self. If you screw up in installing a habit, pause and figure out where you went wrong. Are you pushing too hard or too fast? Slow it down and make simple daily adjustments. Nudge yourself to make a small bit of progress each day.
With a simple approach like this, you can install many habits from your future self within a few months -- habits that might otherwise have taken you years to identify and adopt.
Ironically, slowing down is the key to increased speed. Rushing ahead with weak habits will only make you look silly when you crash and burn again and again. Get your fundamentals right first. These details matter. Master the ability to get out of bed when you future self would get up. Eat the way your future self would eat. Disconnect from the relationships your future self wouldn't tolerate.
To truly accelerate your growth and enjoy serious gains, this must become a daily undertaking. Keep comparing your current habits to the standard of your ideal future self. What would s/he do? What am I doing currently? What's the gap between where I am now and where I need to go? What baby step I can take today? Gradually and methodically shift your actions by small increments each day until you've locked onto the habits your ideal self would maintain.
If you integrate the elements of your future self's habits into your lifestyle in the weeks ahead, those habits will quickly sail you towards a very positive future, and you'll get there much faster than you would otherwise.
Remember -- you're going to figure this out and receive these gains eventually. But why wait so long? Why not become this person today instead of 5 years from now? There's no need to go at a snail's pace when you can take simple, easy steps to accelerate your growth day by day.

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Upcoming Workshops
Conscious Growth Workshop - Sep 16-18, 2011
Subjective Reality Workshop - Oct 21-23, 2011
Conscious Success Workshop - Jan 13-15, 2012
Conscious Relationships Workshop - Feb 17-19, 2012

See all workshops...

Steve Recommends
Lefkoe Method - Permanently eliminate a limiting belief in about 20 minutes.
Paraliminals - Accelerate your personal growth.
Site Build It! - Build an income-generating website.
The Journal - Keep a secure journal on your PC.
PhotoReading - Read books 3x faster.
Life on Purpose Video Coach - Discover your life purpose.
MySpeed - Watch online videos in half the time.

Until next time, live consciously!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Travel Blog and Product Review: Nylon String Martin Backpacker Acoustic Guitar

This guitar is amazing. I just got it as a going away gift from a friend and am loving to play it. A great guitar speaks for itself when you touch it hold it and pluck it. Other guitars simply won't make the right sounds. Maybe it's like people, maybe not. Maybe the more skilled you are the more you can make other guitars make beautiful music but there's some that are much easier to make sing than others.

I am in Mission Bay near San Diego and La Jolla, CA right now. The weather is HOT and wonderful as such. My body definitely feels at home in the heat near the sweet.

Video guitar lesson is being uploaded as we speak.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tyler Durden

Do you want to know what Tyler Durden is doing?

Remember in the movie, Fight Club, Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) is Ed Norton. At first we think that Brad Pitt is someone that meets Ed Norton and so on and is a separate person, but actually it really is Ed Norton.

Who is Tyler Durden?

Tyler is the badass no holds barred take the bull by the horns carpe diem side of Ed Norton.

Do you have a Tyler Durden?

What if every night, like Ed Norton, you have a Tyler Durden character that goes out and does what Ed Norton needs to do to grow and live the life he really wants to be living?

Every night you are experiencing your Tyler Durden self doing things you want to do, experiencing your edges, going beyond them, having more courage, or getting beat up by weakness or fear.

You can access that self. Find out what Tyler is doing. Realize you are Tyler.

In case it's not obvious I am talking about your dream self.

To be continued.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Planche Push-Ups

Hey people I am starting to train to do planche push-ups because they're FREAKING AWESOME looking. I just found this video that shows the process of training from someone already doing it.



I'll let you know when I can do it!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Protein Discussion

So I ate 4580 calories today and got 57 grams of protein. Is that enough? I'm 5'8.5'' around 141ish. Now I know that I'm exceeding the WHO's recommendation of .83 grams per kilogram, but I am WAY more active. I balled hard today. And am very active mentally and am working on handstand pushups and it is WORK.

Most trainers would say I need more protein. Maybe it's not much more. Maybe I don't need more protein at all. But the fact that I can eat 4580 calories and still just be at 57 grams is something worth considering for others, because a lot of people wouldn't eat 4500 calories.


Others can be used to getting a certain amount of strength building/muscle building exercise without that much cardio. If that person wants to eat their regular amount of calories on this diet, it wouldn't provide their protein needs.

Now I don't want a bunch of people saying blah blah blah protein is a myth. Or blah blahh blah enzymes. Or blah blah blah look at this guy where we don't know how much protein he's eating or better yet we do and know it's a lot.

The fact that 4500 calories of food might only provide 57 grams of protein is a good explanation as to why many raw fruiters are not large muscled... because they're... not getting enough protein! So many people are getting say 3,000 calories and are pretty active but are skinny. Are they skinny because they are working out so much or are they skinny because they don't have the protein to put on muscle? Do you think they'd be more muscled if they ate another 10 grams of protein per day? I think they would use that protein and build muscle with it.


If you've got a bunch of money scrimping/poor people trying this diet and they're eating 3-4,000 calories it is quite possible they're getting much less than 60 grams of protein per day. Possibly much less when they haven't learned to eat their greens.

Obviously we should eat our greens, but for some people they are thinking they can "listen to their body" or wait till they "crave greens" but hey guess what, how many people are going to spend $12 a day to buy 2 pounds of spinach? How many people will spend $20 to buy 5 pounds of tomatoes?

So yeah think about it. I am not saying go burn some beans or slit some throats. But consider the possibility that you would do better to get some more protein whether it comes with another load of energy from carbs or not.

Also, consider that not all fruit and veggies were created equal. The date and banana based diet is a lower protein diet. Dates have 2% bananas have what 4%? This can be perfect if you're hitting the exact amount of protein you need and able to sustain whateverwonderfully massive amounts of activity you like, but maybe it's not enough.

Some people, it seems, have lifestyles not compatible with expending great amounts of energy. HA! That's bullshit in my perspective  because everyone finds the time to be online or watch tv, but I will say that when your life is bullshit and you're spending 40 hours doing something you don't want, you probably don't have the mental willpower or whatever to exercise more when you're thinking "waa I don't have time"

OKay. I have probably ruffled enough feathers. Looking forward to some enlightening discussion.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Working on Goals

   So here're some of my fitness goals.   
I don't have a timeframe for the accomplishment, but hey how about I make one now. I say 1.5 years for the marathon goal. 7 months for the 5 minute mile. 3-4-5 months for the gymnastic legs in the air thing. Basically a month for the handstand pushup (really as soon as I get caught up on rest). No idea how long it will take me to get the fundamentals down of shooting. And surfing hmmm soon after I get to San Diego!

I REALLY enjoyed drawing my goals. I will use that approach for the future and share with ya!

What are your drawing goals?

"Listening to your body" | How to eat healthier | A day's food for another Raw Fooder

This photo shows what was eaten in a day. The carrot juice was actually made fresh but the bottles represent the amount that was consumed. Does that look like too much to eat? Doesn't it all look healthy? Yes it does.

One thing that is important and a valuable tool in dieting is... eat the healthy food first. If there is something you're sure is healthy for you because you both know that it's a nutritionally sound choice and you know that your body will feel good while eating it and after eating it, then eat it!

A lot of times people are using the wrong approach.  They are feeling their stomachs and searching their mind for what will be the most exciting experience. A lot of people say "listen to your body" but guess what, if you get a drug habit, guess what your body will tell you if you listen, probably something like "gimme the drugs!"

Well, believe it or not, even foods as simple as baked potatoes or slices of bread can have the same effect. I have seen it in myself and in others and if you want to go into the science of measurement and such there are things called "starch opiates", as well as the simple explanation with regards to exciting experience.

You can confirm this for yourself. So this is why "listening to your body" might not be the best way. Also, you have to be clear on what you're listening to. In my experience with going off the raw food wagon and eating potatoes, my body would say things like:

*I'm needing to sweat to the point of drenching my shirt now that I'm playing basketball
*I'm needing to emit some sourish smell from my armpits for some reason
*I'm needing to increase the amount of mucus in my nose

and...

*Despite all these harms that can prevent a lot of important things like positive intimate interactions because I smell bad, my body is saying "give me more" in an insatiable way. I would eat 10 pounds a day and could still eat more.

So think about that with regards to listening to your body. Are you listening just when you're hungry? Or are you listening after? If you start to listen to your body after you eat maybe you'll get a different idea of what to eat...

But you still need to try different things. How are you going to know that your primate physiology is optimized for ripe fruit and tender greens if you don't try it?

Here's a neat simple recipe I made that everyone loved:

   
Raisin Peach Pie

I blended organic raisins (around 350 grams) and a bit of water in my vita-mix blender. If you're interested in a vita-mix someday, please buy it through my link here - https://secure.vitamix.com/?COUPON=06-006561&store=1. And then I put some lettuce on the bottom and sliced organic nectarines, pluots, and peaches throughout. YUM.

Friday, August 26, 2011

How to become black


So Eliana was giving me feedback on my blog and she saw the post about black people being 4 times more relaxed than white people and asked the obvious question... "So... how do you become black?"



Well my e-books do not teach you how to become black in those terms, but they will teach you methods that will allow you to find a lot more freedom in your movement and being.

Dancing, expressing yourself, relaxing, breathing better, being more available to love, having more strength because you waste less energy STRESSING OUT ABOUT NOTHING!

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Beautiful Raw Food Recipe

Wow. Raspberries+Bananas Blended. So beautiful. A lady named J. from Germany posted this on the forum and I just had to ask if I could put this photo up because it is nice and mouth watering.

That's real food there with all your nutrition enclosed. Fruit is FOOD not just a snack or filler. Fruit can be the main course every time.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Do you watch tv? Movies? Youtube?

Do you watch video media? Do you watch anything that has violence in it? How do you react when you see it?

Would you like to be the type of person that doesn't react at all when you see violence? The type that laughs? The type that enjoys?

Well, if you pay attention to the body a lot of times the sympathetic nervous system is getting activated - the fight or flight mechanism. So you see a fight are you thinking, oh no people are fighting I should get out of here or I should help in the fight - either way your body is getting ready for action. That action is not compatible with digesting.



So next time, pay attention and let me know.

- David

Friday, August 19, 2011

Please Relax and Be Beautiful

So I'm on forums with many people with different attitudes and some are women who clearly have a lot of identification issues with weight and some ideal number or something like that.

Please don't do that! Please relax and be at home as you and focus on your good feeling center and letting that guide your outward movement and receptivity.


When you are relaxed you relax others. When you relax others you can connect. When you connect in relaxation, love happens.

Why focus on weight? It is some kind of ignorant judgment.  What if you achieve your weight goal, will you relax then? There is so much beauty in a face. A relaxed happy face. Your face connects with the face of your lover.


If you want to be sexy, be capable of bearing child. If you are rail thin that doesn't inspire me to think you're capable of bearing child. There's an evolutionary clarity to that. If you couldn't survive a famine for even 5 days, how could you take care of a child too? Having an extra 10-20 pounds of healthy fat is a nice bank account!

Being big doesn't mean being weak, flabby, or ugly. There are some big strong women and there are also big fun women. There are big flexible women. There are small big women. Women that are still petite or average height, but just not "thin". "Thin" does not sound like a good descriptive word at all. Thin is like weak. I am not attracted to weak women. I am attracted to receptive, strong, vivacious women.

I don't think many men prefer super thin women. So close your eyes and imagine feeling your most attractive self and let yourself feel what that would be.

Invariably, in time I think you'll find your imagination will lead you to your healthiest happiest self. There's a nice range that has different forms and functions. Pick well rounded. :)

- David

About Me

I'd like to give a brief biography so that people can get an idea about me. So people can get a quick peak to understand my diet and exercise and general level of health (if there is such a thing).

I was born in 1985.

I eat organic food. On most days more than 3,000 calories. I am quite physically active. Averaging more than 8 hours a week of intense basketball. I am a hustle player. I am the first one on defense and many times on offense. I am the one who is ready to play anyone one on one at the end of a couple hours where everyone else is tired and done. I have run 25 miles in a day. I have biked 50 miles in a day (this wasn't a big deal). I do not get sick. I do not get headaches. I am typically happy high energy. I also love singing, dancing, and playing music.

Please add any questions or comments as to what you'd like to know about a person writing a health/nutrition type blog.

I also can add that I made much of my changes gradually. I became aware that pesticides and junk food were not healthful additions nor necessary so chose other things again and again. YOU CAN CHOOSE HEALTHY OPTIONS.

- David

Thursday, August 18, 2011

There's more to the story...

So there's much more to the story about Acid/Alkaline balance and Ca:P ratio. One thing that's interesting is the absorbability of Ca or P from various sources. It is different! So just because you're consuming 1000 mgs of P doesn't mean you absorb that much and same for Ca.

There are many factors and measurements that can and perhaps need to be made to come down with some super accurate answers.

However, are you really interested to know how much P and Ca you're absorbing?

I think that you're probably more interested in how to feel good. How to avoid runny noses, headaches, bad breath, tooth aches, and bone breaks. How to have more energy. How to be more flexible. How to feel AMAZING. 

It is likely there's some very basic element in life that is simply not optimized at a simple level of change:
  • Spending time online instead of sleeping
  • Sitting on a chair instead of on a Gaiam Balance Ball Chair (Black) 
  • Staying indoors instead of going outside and sunbathing
  • Being alone excessively instead of with friends/loved ones
  • Not making love
  • Not doing what you need to do in order to FEEL you are a contribution.
  • Not doing what it takes to grow
  • Not exercising enough (or too much)
  • Eating the wrong foods and too much or too little. 
There are other elements, but that list I think is fairly comprehensive.

See, we don't necessarily need research but need to act on the knowledge we already have and make the change. Sometimes it's hard to make a change. Sometimes it's easy. Sometimes it's hard and then reveals itself to be the easiest most wonderful thing. 

That all said. I think that knowing about Ca:P ratio and balance is important because it is a key to demonstrating the importance of a fruit based diet and perhaps even the medical necessity of it, in order to follow through on equations of health.

IF it is true that maintaining a Ca:P balance is vital for proper health, and it is true that the only way to do that is through a fruit based diet, then that would make a quite clear case for the fruit based diet beyond simply having more energy, feeling better, etc..

I do not think it is possible to maintain Ca:P balance on a diet of 3,000 calories+ without going fruit based. There are a limit of available choices for the foundation of carbohydrate in the diet. Grains, beans, vegetables and fruits. You will see that the only viable source of significant calories that have a Ca:P ratio that doesn't heavily favor P are fruits.


Government Lies or Makes a Terrible Bone Breaking Mistake




SUMMARY: Government Industry Funded Lies Are Breaking Bones

God it's brutal bad.


So this is from the Recommended Dietary Allowances from 1989. This is from the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and so forth. This gets referenced by the USDA. This is like "the" document for nutritional recommendations at the top level of US government. Verstehen? (Verstehen = "Understand" in German).

Okay now, as you probably don't know, nutritionists recommend maintaining a balance of Calcium and Phosphorus in the diet. And they recommend favoring Calcium. Why?


  • Calcium is alkaline and Phosphorous is acidic and the body thrives as alkaline (7.4 ph) and would die if it became acidic.
  • Phosphorus is easily absorbed and Calcium is less easily absorbed.
  • "Having too much phosphorus in the body is actually more common and more worrisome than having too little. Too much phosphorus is generally caused by kidney disease or by consuming too much dietary phosphorus and not enough dietary calcium. As the amount of phosphorus you eat rises, so does the need for calcium. The delicate balance between calcium and phosphorus is necessary for proper bone density and prevention of osteoporosis." http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/phosphorus-000319.htm
  • "Too much phosphate (phosphorus) can be toxic. It can cause diarrhea and calcification (hardening) of organs and soft tissue, and can interfere with the body's ability to use iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc." http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/phosphorus-000319.htm

Now read this carefully

"Nutritionists recommend a balance of calcium and phosphorus in the diet. The typical Western diet, however, contains roughly 2 - 4 times more phosphorus than calcium. Meat and poultry contain 10 - 20 times as much phosphorus as calcium, and carbonated beverages such as colas have as much as 500 mg of phosphorus in one serving. When there is more phosphorus than calcium in the body, the body will use calcium stored in bones. This can cause osteoporosis (brittle bones) and lead to gum and teeth problems. A balance of dietary calcium and phosphorus can lower the risk of osteoporosis."

 http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/phosphorus-000319.htm

Okay so quick summary, too much phosphorus = bad, and it is supposed to be balanced with Ca. If you read the RDA's or check out this government site http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/calcium/#h2 you will see that the RDA's http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=1349 mention that balance of Ca and P is important.

Now it's also important to realize that the balance is a molar ratio. A molar ratio basically means that it's balancing them atom to atom, not gram to gram. 

Molar mass (molecular weight) of Ca is 40.0784 g/mol
Molar mass (molecular weight) of P is 30.9738 g/mol

So 40.0784g/mol:30.9738g/mol = a 1:1 ratio of Ca:P 

In other words, if you have 800 milligrams of Calcium and 800 milligrams of Phosphorus is that balanced? No. It favors P.

If you have 800 Ca and 700 P is that balanced? No. But not because it favors Ca. It favors P.

For 800 Ca to be balanced, P has to be as low as 618 milligrams.

Meaning, if you have 800 Ca and 625 milligrams P, that is a ratio FAVORING P.

The nutritionists, government, and doctors are all saying the ratio ought to favor Ca. They say it should because of the danger of osteoporosis. They say that when you have more P than Ca, Calcium is literally leeched out of your bones. Wow! This sounds important! I would like to have a Ca:P ratio that is balanced so that I can keep my bone strength! Now I recently also read that load bearing exercise is vital for this. I will talk about it later but basically the textbook is saying that your bones need to be worked to maintain calcium (it's not just like bones are somewhere in between wood and rocks and just stay the way they are).

Anyhow, okay so let's get Ca favored in the diet, now how should we do that? Well the page I'm showing reveals that they are completely ignorant of the Ca:P ratios in many fruit, because here's what the direct quotation is "Only milk, natural cheeses, green leafy vegetables, and bone contain more calcium than phosphorous."


What? ONLY? I'm sorry did they not look at the profile of Figs? Did they not look at the profile of Papaya? That beats the tits off milk. How about... ORANGES.
Papaya contains 24 mgs of Ca for every 5 mgs of P.

Oranges contain 43:23
Figs contain 35:14


Fix your shit National Academy Press.

Complete ridiculousness. That's not the end of it. Want to read more?


Donate $3 and I will send you my Beta Version PDF.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Benefits of Skin Brushing with CPT Kevin Park



Kevin Park is a friend and Certified Personal Trainer out of B.C. Canada and in this video he shares about skin brushing. I recommend subscribing to his channel on youtube, because you can expect a lot more quality health advice as he continues to teach and learn. I skin brush as well and find it quite invigorating and clearing.

Check out his site at http://wildbodywellness.com 
He's available for consultations. I've consulted with him before and found him to be very efficient, helpful, and professional.

- David

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Why Cold Showers Can Alleviate Symptoms of Depression and Even Maybe "Cure"

"Cure" is in quotation marks because THERE ARE NO CURES unless you are an MD and prescribe a pill for it! I repeat, the only cures have pills for them. All right, now back to the main event.

So I took a shower today, which I do from time to time, and went for a totally cold shower at the end (no hot water at all). I stood still instead of doing the eep eep eep humina humina humina routine while running in place. While breathing and noticing how different it feels to be so cold.

Do you identify with your body heat? I think we do. I think that we start to feel like different people given different temperatures. If you take a cold shower, a drastic shift in your sense of self happens as you become cold. The parts of your body that you are used to identifying as you no longer give off the familiar heat and you are left with cold. Your breathing changes and soon as you exit the shower you are invigorated and the heat is returning to you. Much of the heat is directly returning to you through your doing.

It is important that it is your doing because that provides a direct empowerment. You are seeing yourself improve your situation directly through obvious intrinsic action. It makes sense to dry yourself off with the towel and you do it and feel yourself doing it and notice how much better that makes you feel.

It might not seem like such a big deal to dry yourself off with a towel and warm up and put on clean clothes, but for someone in a depressive slump, that can make a world of difference. Depressive slumps are characterized by long periods of not really doing anything significant or at least not feeling any significance in what's being done. Of course many times depressives are self-labeling and generalizing depression to a long period of a varied experience.

They may always answer "yes" to being depressed in questionnaires in the context of psychological evaluations, but when you catch them laughing or smiling or watching some comedy they can not say that in the moment when they laugh or smile they are depressed.

Yet... perhaps there's something more when looking at a broader view than the present moment.

But wait can we really do that?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Home Made Fruit Leather: How to Make it.

 Peach + Nectarine
Summary

Oh yum. This one's fun. I went to the market and bought the over-ripe (perfectly ripe) fruit (peaches, apricots, and nectarines) for a nice discount. Chopped off the bad bits. Blended a couple blenders full of good bits, poured it on wax paper sitting on the dehydrator tray... and one sunny day later... yummy.

 The rest I ate, refrigerated, and froze. You can pay $3.49 for 10 ounces of frozen organic peaches... or you can pay $1 for 2 pounds of organic peaches...


If you live somewhere with inconsistent sun or no space... consider the Excalibur.

Excalibur 3900 Deluxe Series 9 Tray Food Dehydrator - Black

Further Instructions

Banana based fruit leather is REALLY good. Bananas are one of those lovely fruits you can frequently buy for wonderful prices. Just take the ripe ones and blend them and pour them on your tray. Thinner is faster. If you pour too thick you might not get leather and will have some kind of disaster.

Experiment! But abide by proper fruit combining rules.

If you want to get wild, add celery.

There's a RIDICULOUS recipe you can make with these wraps.

Latest Video. Is there a correlation between not eating fruit and being fat?



68% are overweight (or obese) and 68% eat less than 2 pieces of fruit a day.

Want to join the 32% with normal weight? Eat more fruit.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

At least throw some seeds on dirt.

You don't have to plant a tree every day, but you can at least throw your seeds onto the dirt or compost so that the seeds can get back there. It is fun to play with seeds. Many times they grow.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Upcoming Interview with long term Raw Fruitist (Foodist) Andrew Perlot

Andrew Perlot runs one of the best raw food information sites on the web and has been eating a truly 100% raw food diet since 2007. I have talked to him from time to time on 30bananasaday.com. We talked for just twenty minutes, but I gleaned a ton of great information that I'm happy to share with you here.

Apart from his website that features a variety of articles on health and raw food, Andrew Perlot has also done a significant amount of work with clients offering consultations that maximize efficiency and minimize dependency.

"Diet is not that complicated, after an hour or two they've got it. They don't need me after that."


He cannot legally claim to cure anything, but he provides dietary information that's tailored to individuals conditions and if they follow it their conditions tend to disappear. He personally overcame colitis through his dietary choices and has helped others with a variety of conditions including Type 2 Diabetes.

The clients were able to reverse diabetes that had lasted for 2-3 years in two weeks.

"They don't have to take medication anymore they don't have to take insulin... they just have to change what they are eating."


Andrew says, "There are a lot of reasons why people desire unhealthy foods, and some of them are physical in the sense that there's an addiction that will go away if they simply don't eat the food anymore. For instance, grain products contain opioids and they addict your brain. It's a mild addiction compared to a drug, but when people are saying they're craving bread... they're probably not wrong. Granted, you could really cut down on that desire by seeing that you have enough carbohydrates and such but at the end of the day there's a chemical element at play."

Andrew Talks About the Emotional Connections to Food and Provides an Example of What He Did to Move Past Addictions

"There're a lot of mental connections that are at play and working on altering those is important.

I loved a lot of cooked foods when I was overweight and had colitis. One of the things I found was that beyond any physical hunger I had, were emotional attachments. My mom and I would go out for pancakes slathered with syrup and I loved that food. I had an emotional attachment to that food and I realized very easily that I loved that food and it didn't love me back. It would sit in my stomach like a rock and it was one of those elements that really bothered my colitis.

I did a meditation where I tore the foods that didn't love me back off their pedestals. I thought of them as emotionally good but they were hurting me and when you start to be realistic about how a food is hurting you and realizing that even though you love a food it doesn't love you back because its damaging your body that kind of realism can help you tear it off the pedestal you've placed it on."

I really liked his way of describing things when he says "be realistic" about food. Can we all get real about what we eat?

Click here to visit Andrew Perlot.

How to relieve stress and tension at work (and anywhere else)



If you have been stressed at work or in any other situation, this video ought to help you with at least a couple concepts that you can work with to find relief, release, and feel much better.

This video is a discussion of various elements in stress relief. Attention to breathing and posture are helpful. The end of the video has a bit of a guided relaxation and meditation. More soon.

- David

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Napa Cabbage Recipe

Really Simple.

Napa Cabbage, chop it up, squeeze a bunch of lemon on it. Let it sit on it for 30 minutes plus and then eat it.

Eat for Strength Before Stimulus

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Calorie Restriction is Not Sexy.

I posted this at 30bananasaday.com over here - http://www.30bananasaday.com/forum/topics/calorie-restriction-is-not-sexy There might be more of a conversation there if you want to jump in.

Here it is: Calorie Restriction is Not Sexy.

If you are concerned about the amount of fuel you're putting in your body and want to avoid being high energy and think that men or women are just attracted to heroine using stick figures, consider your biology for a second.

If you eat 1,200 calories a day to follow the example of some hollyweird celebrity who is having apparent "success with starvation", simply consider the energetics of the equation.

1,200 calories of gas in per day = 1,200 energy units to use that day. That's not much! Every unit of energy you add is another unit of energy you can use. You could go out! You could go dancing, you could just resonate a big attractive energy because you have it! It's hard to fake being high energy! It's better to BE high energy and SEE what happens.

How are you planning on meeting your dream man? By just being really thin and tired so that you won't seem like a challenge to pick up on?

"Hello I have low self-esteem and am starving to death and depression and there's no way I could handle pregnancy, want to _____ me? Me love you short time."

High positive energy with a nice face beats all. Cleanliness, Health, and Happiness are very attractive qualities. Having clear expansive energy is only possible through deep self-esteem and psychological clarity. If you are afraid of getting fat to the point where your health is suffering from not eating enough, then it's walking on egg shells and living a life of constant torment. How are you going to avoid your fear?

It's not fun to be scared about getting your needs met. If you are acting scared to eat you are literally acting scared of life.

YOU HAVE NOW DISCOVERED THAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE GOOD FOR YOU

You can let yourself go BUCKWILD with fruits and vegetables. If you are hungry enough to eat fruit or vegetables, they will do good for you on all levels. Shamelessly binging on health food = having a voracious appetite for life = sexy.


A girl that doesn't eat has lower physiological attractiveness. MAYBE by having some model-ish looks you can appeal to some vague sexy-money-druggy-fashion-slutty-bitchy paradigm that some macho-money-car-clothes-porno-closet-homo man will follow because of monkey see monkey do mentality.

So what is the other side?


The other side is about planning for a life full of play. A life where you can run around everyday. Where you can dance, make love, be creative, take on natural stresses, and dream big and follow through too. Where you can do all the work you need to do and then some. You can do this when you follow the steps and drop the fear of eating. Now, that said, I have been relatively active all my life and considered myself high energy all my life too, though now when I look back and notice the differences it is astounding.

However, I can see the differences very clearly when one day I drink less water or eat less food; my performance may not obviously suffer, but my longevity will. Water and food are essential. I do believe in magic and people being able to do amazing things like the Saints seem to do, but I am also a fan of practical predictability.

It is simply practical to put in as much fuel in the tank to cover the trip you want to take. Want to go 4 many miles? Put in the gas. Don't try to drive 100 miles on half a gallon. In fact, don't just fill up the 3-5 gallons you need to cover the 100 miles, fill up so that you can get there and back and more if you can. My car has never complained about having a full tank of gas inside. The weight of 16 gallons is not significant. My body also has never complained because I ate 4-6,000 calories. In fact, it just said hey David, let's run a marathon today just for fun and because I think we can do it today and then I did and it was great.

Yes, my bodyweight has fluctuated. Yes fruit is real food and energy that can be stored as fat. However, every single time I ate and drank more than before I had more energy and endurance than before and stronger energy. I expect that will be the same for others. Get your fitness up. Think about other animals and what works for them. None of them calorie restrict. Caloric restriction may make sense when you're eating foods that have too much protein, selenium, or phosphorous so you are better off not eating much of them, but when it comes to what we've evolved to consume and that have much fiber and water associated, don't worry about it your body will let you know with ease when it's time to stop because you won't be addicted. As of yet I have still not seen an obese fruit-based eater. There are some fruit eaters that weigh more than others and they are not less attractive for it my eyes.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

How to go raw. Part 2.

So when I said in Part 1 the way to go raw is to meet your needs through raw food, you probably thought, "well duh that's not helpful," and hopefully you realized that the reason why that might not be helpful is because...


You don't know what your needs are.

You don't know:

How many calories to eat.
How much protein you need.
How much fat you need.
How much calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, vitamins a,b,c,d,e
How the nutrients should end up proportionally (Calcium:Phosphorous Ratio, Omega fat ratio, etc...)

You also don't know

How many calories are in the various foods you eat or don't eat
How to track your food intake
How to shop
How to store food
How to eat food that isn't "stimulating"
How to differentiate between toxic hunger and true hunger
How to process the emotions you've been stuffing down with food

You also might not know WHY do it in the first place!

While you're waiting for the next posts and products to come, I urge you to check out the youtube pages of Matt Warner, Kevin Park, and Chris Kendall. These men are rocking it. Each have unique backgrounds in health, personal training, and nutrition and lifestyle approach.

How to go raw.

Want to "go raw"?

Here's how in one step - Meet your nutritional needs through the consumption of raw food.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Are you resisting what's best, better, or just plain good?

I was just thinking about something - a common excuse for not doing something is "not feeling like doing it". Perhaps you haven't made the choice to try out a raw diet because you don't feel like eating fruit. Perhaps you tried it but didn't feel like eating the quantities necessary and felt like a smoothie simply didn't make you feel the way a burrito or pizza makes you feel and you felt like you wanted to feel like the burrito. Perhaps you know going to bed is great for you, but you don't feel like doing it so you don't and then the next night the same thing happens and you pretty much have a pattern of staying up late.

What if you can't rely on your feel all the time like that?

What if you KNOW that sometimes your feel is leading you the wrong way. You feel a strong urge for one thing or an urge against something else.

It was a great aha moment to realize that I don't need to identify with my urges especially the questionable ones.

You need to know a bit about food and nutrition in order to make good decisions. The more you know the better decisions you can make. People suggest broadly "oh just listen to your body" the issue with that is that how often will the body tell you to eat something you've never had? How often will your body tell you to go shop at a market that actually has great produce?

I actually have an optimistic answer which is, I believe if a person actually listens to their insides they will find wonderful surprises. But I need feedback from a variety of people to find that out. I need feedback from someone who's been eating junkfood up until now and see what they eat or don't eat (and for how long :) when they deeply listen to their bodies, Yet at the same time, we simply live in a different climate and environment than our physiologies are ready for. We are the naked ape. We are hairless we are not designed for cold places. We can design our world to make it work, but naked simply it doesn't. If we are living outside of our natural environment, how can we expect to just wing it and think that we'll naturally get by right.

Then once money comes into the picture things change too. If you're feeling like it, are you willing to spend $50 on tomatoes for one day because you feel like eating 10 pints? If you feel like it are you willing to eat $20 worth of cucumbers or $40 of watermelon?

Are you willing to order 5 servings of rice at a restaurant? Who even gets satisfied at restaurants ever? I could always eat everything. How is that being natural or listening to your body?

When you're eating junk food what does your body say? Doesn't it just say "MORE! MORE MORE!"

And isn't that just wrong? Don't you know and then usually control yourself and stop it and feel somewhat unsatisfied but divert attention from that and then probably check out from bodily feelings?

It seems the cycle is unsatisfied->binge->detox->binge. Eating foods that your body knows how to regulate makes this a non-issue. You eat a perfectly boring meal and can be perfectly physiologically satisfied. You move on and SMILE WIDE. You eat an exciting razmatazz meal you are unsatisfied digestion is impaired and you probably overpaid.

Think about it.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fossil Fuel Free Week

This past week has been fossil fuel free (for my transportation). I have been biking and walking and running exclusively. I got a bike trailer that I found the day at a serendipitous synchronistic time and finally hooked it up a couple weeks ago and now go to the farmer's markets in STYLE :) (:

Been waking up much earlier. Today I awoke at 3:37 (went back to sleep) but yeah was up and about around 8 am. That might not mean much to you but I have been sleeping till 11 for some time. Maybe it was reading about how morning light increases testosterone production and something about "luteinization" I didn't look into luteinization much but I know that lutein has to do with eyesight and that my eyesight is typically super sharp when I'm up early mornings.

Well, better get ready for bed.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Survey

Please answer these questions in the comment section I expect it will be quite revelatory.

1. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being most pleasant, how pleasant do you find breathing (please rate the next breath you take).

2. Did you find you were holding your breath?

3. Do you feel you are experiencing chronic pain that is caused by your own misuse of your body?

4. Does your neck feel free and relaxed?

5. What is your current age?

Following questions are for wearers of glasses or people that have blurry vision.

6. What's your prescription?

7. When did you get glasses?

8. Do you wear lenses for most of your waking hours?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Protein is a nutrient.

So throughout the self identifying vegan and vegetarian communities I have frequently heard that protein is irrelevant if you get enough calories and while I don't think I have seen "protein deficiencies" and see that it is not even something in relevant medical literature. I do think that the value of protein is under-represented and without too much knowledge.

I recently read a reference to a study showing that sheep given a supplement of 1 gram of cysteine daily had a 25% increase in wool production. Now that I think of it, I don't necessarily know that the a 25% increase in wool production is a good thing considering the question - is that 1 gram extra protein covering that extra wool production? If not, then it might be safe to assume that the extra cysteine is leading to an increase in overall energy expenditure on wool production - which may be undesirable and actually a bit of a trick; the sheep are used to eating the associated calories with that cysteine in order to produce the extra wool and now are doing it without the calories... but I'm just hypothesizing here.

So either way, we can see that protein can make a big difference. As a competitive athlete and person interested in great fitness I would like to know how much protein is ideal for me. I think it's possible that I'd do better on 80-90 grams instead of the world government recommended 55 grams. However, I also think it's possible I'd do better on 30 grams than 55 grams and see that protein is acidic and doesn't seem like something I want an excess of.

However, I might do better on the 80-90 grams because of the associated nutrients that come with it. I am not expecting to shift my diet to apricots in the winter because of their high protein intake. I will stay mostly seasonal (I am pretty much all local and eat bananas too). So if I decide hey 80-90 grams is a good idea, and add in two pounds a day of cabbage, spinach, or some other greens like kale I'm pretty sure I will have a host of good results from all the extra vitamins and minerals and extra joy of eating.


Sounds like a fun thing to try. The cronometer data is from yesterday. I was quite active yesterday. I played basketball for a couple hours, did a lot of handstand and walking on my hands work,  biked around quite a bit, and did yoga/taichi/martial arts. If I was going to add in another 15-25 grams of protein I could just add 2 pounds of spinach. That wouldn't be hard to eat at all. Or I could make a fatty salad of my secret recipe :P

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Reducing Stress in the Workplace Part 2

Stress happens when you're not doing what you want to be doing. You know it and you see yourself doing something else and you feel a bit out of control. Does that sound right?

If it doesn't please COMMENT with your description.

If you're not doing what you want to be doing, there's a reason.

Why are you not doing what you want to be doing?

The likely answer is related to your health and fitness - probably more so your fitness than anything. I am integrated "physical" and "psychological" into the definition for fitness. There are plenty of people that could not run a mile (or think they can't.. is there a difference?) but can follow through on their goals and start businesses, write books, be creative etc... There are also plenty of people that can run many miles but can't (or think they can't) create a business, follow through on goals, etc...


Competing circuits can be hard to deal with especially when your priorities aren't straight - you are tired and want to work, you are hungry and want to work, you are hungry and there are junk food and health food available, you are feeling bad and know that you can numb yourself etc...

By first having sleep, water, exercise, and nutrition covered you put yourself in a position to only have potential stress occur in the more abstract world. Yes work and finances have a very real impact on your life and future, but not so directly and fundamentally as physical components of health. It's possible that losing your job could be a good thing, but it's  unlikely that not being hydrated is a good thing.

When you're planning or trying to make decisions, part of your analysis must involve the answer to the question:

What am I capable of?

To answer that you have your faith, your experience, your present attitude, and your present condition.

Let's talk about your present condition.

If it is past midnight and you were up at 5 am and have been working all day and not getting deeply positive feedback and didn't eat that much - don't be surprised if it's hard to make decisions about what to do. Your body's fatigue will simply be too loud for you to patiently hear your thoughts. Sometimes the reverse can be true! Sometimes the body is so tired that the mind is suddenly free from all kinds of holding patterns and fresh perspectives happen as you can no longer energize neurosis.

I took a break from writing this and had some indecision about my plans. Now that I have exercised I FEEL much better and feel much more free to make a good decision.

What if your body felt good all the time? How would that make decision making for you? How would you respond to situations that occur outside of your body then?



That's a great point! Stress can be left to be an out of body experience. Let your body function perfectly and let the stress happen in its own space. When you don't try to confine stress to your body it can float away like a balloon.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fitness Blog Post Journal: Barefoot Running, Peaches, Raisins, and More

This morning I awoke at 7 am without the use of an alarm. Well actually half the use of an alarm; I set an alarm for 7:30 and set an intention to wake up earlier on my own - that intention setting has consistently worked for me. I highly recommend trying it. Just tell yourself to wake up before your alarm and be specific if you wish and see how much nicer it is to do.

I woke up barely able to open my eyes. I had eaten a pound of raisins real late at night and perhaps under-drank so I was dehydrated a bit. After chugging the water down my eyes opened up nicely. I wasn't sure if I was going to go but my dreams foretold a nice run near many people and waterfalls. There were no waterfalls but the park I went to, Edgewood, was marvelous. I will tell more later. I ran barefoot behind two amazing ladies who are marathon runners are in their sixties and seventies. One is an anthropologist and the other a gerontologist. Quite an interesting mix now that I think of it.

We saw a beautiful pair of deer and the trail was gorgeous so many trees I really felt transported to a different place. It is amazing how different one feels surrounded by trees and seeing mountains just covered in them. I, however, spent most of the run looking out for rocks! It was a six mile run and I am feeling okay now with shoes on ;) No blisters so far and I am happy.

I tore off my shirt at one point to make some kind of protection from rocks (at around mile 5). It worked like a beautiful soft charm for a bit, but then they came off due to my poor cobbling and I soon was hobbling :) The shirt shoes retained the moisture near my feet and thus softened them (like the pruning effect from long showers/baths) so once they came off it was more painful, but by then I was near the finish of the trail.

Came back home and shared some amazing Kashiwase peaches and nectarines.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Most People Have Little Faith in Health or Healing

Think about it. If you had faith that you could heal from X or improve your fitness to Y, you would be doing what it takes to get it done and it could perhaps be already done and then faith would not be relevant because the present would show what's evident.

There are 100 million obese people. Most do not think of themselves as obese. I don't have the study on hand, but who gives an f? The people that give an f about where's the study are typically people that are essentially skeptical about healing and human potential.

Do you believe we can have a country or world where the majority of people are healthy? How can you answer this question without faith in something? You are either believing that things will "stay the same" (with little evidence suggesting this) or "get worse" (with some evidence for that, but along what time frame?). Or you say,

"Well, gee I don't know! I could get healthier! The people around me can get healthier. It's to their benefit in all ways (possibly less expensive in short run, definitely in the long run, and better feelings). Why not?"

Well, the reason I write this is because people don't realize how skeptical they really are and how infrequently they are encouraged to change for the better. All the money based media are businesses that are regulated by the government to some extent. I won't go into the depth of the extent here, but if you think about it deeply the picture gets... well... you'll see. Anyhow, businesses tend to avoid putting out information that destroys their own business. Pharmaceuticals, junk food, status symbols, and health scare insurance are big industries that do not respond well to health.

The idea that you can expect to be super healthy and that this is a top value runs counter to their bottom line. This idea CAN be effectively displayed; THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE HEALTHY AND HAVE BEEN HEALTHY FOR ALL THEIR LIVES, and they are healthy because they do some things differently than others.

There's no good reason for eating junk food except lack of education and inadequate healthy stimulation. When properly motivated people will make the change. If eating healthy was understood to impact sex life to a great extent (as it does) and people realized that they could have a sex life to be impacted, this could be the key to great change.

But where's the money? Even glasses are a trillion dollar industry and the cure, relaxation does not help the manufacturers. It can put most of the eye doctors out too because they might not be relaxed at all nor know how to make their patients well... patient.

The drug companies know that they sell drugs and that their market are "sick" people (people that think they have "sickitis") and that they wish to EXPAND the market!


Part 2 coming...

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