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The answers to your excuses!

19 Jun

I know some of you out there want to know how do I get started on an exercise program. I write I lot of stuff for people who are already exercising but what if you’re currently not doing anything? I’ve had conversations with people and they say, “Yeah but Adam, I hate sweating.” or “I hate exercising. After I’ve done all I gotta do each day the last thing I want to do is something I hate.” And “I’ve tried exercising before, I started running for a bit in the mornings, but after a while my knees got too sore and I couldn’t do it anymore.” or “I walk around at work. Isn’t that enough?”

These are real excuses from real people, and I remember hearing one time, all problems are problems of the imagination and all solutions are solutions of the imagination. So if you’re thinking along those lines of exercise is a chore I hate, it’s too cold, I’m too sore, I don’t have the energy, I don’t enjoy it. All those kinds of thoughts, you’ve gotta come up with reasons TO exercise that are more powerful than your reasons to not exercise. It’s all in the mind.

So what you do is get out your whiteboard out, or a piece of paper or anything to write on, and write-up your reasons for not exercising then come up with solutions and better ways of thinking to counteract the excuses. Some examples are below.

Excuse: “I hate sweating.” Replace that thinking with “Sweating is a natural human response. I love sweating, it means I’m cleaning out my body of unwanted smelly toxins.” The skin is a major detoxification organ of the body and sweating is a great way to clean out toxins.

Excuse: “I hate exercising.” Well this one, you just haven’t found something you like to do. Different people like different environments to exercise in. Some people like outdoors, some indoors, some like team sports, some individual sports, some hiking or on the beach or in the gym, some like with people, some don’t like anyone around. Some like me, like a lot of these things. You just gotta experiment and find something you like. The body naturally is designed to move. Movement equals life. Stillness equals death. And it’s inbuilt in our sub conscious mind to stay alive.

Excuse: “I don’t know what to do.” Here you have motivation to exercise or you know the importance of it, but you don’t know where to start?

Well honestly you need to come see me or another experienced trainer to evaluate your current state of health and well-being. There’s no point going out on your own and starting a running program or exercise routine just because some magazine or celebratory endorses it. That’s just stupid. With exercise and health there’s no one size fits all approach that works for diet and exercise. Each individual needs to be evaluated properly including posture, stress levels, lifestyle, diet, water, sleep, exercise history, activity levels, current and previous injuries and most importantly what are your goals? Not everyone wants or needs to train like a professional athlete. All these variables will affect the results of your exercise program and what your exercise program should contain. Get the guidance you need.

Excuse: “It’s too cold.” C’mon now. This is easy. What do you do if you’re cold when you’re out and about? You wear more clothes. Same is true with exercise. Dress in layers so you can easily peel off layers as you start to warm up and as you cool down start to put the layers back on. That’s easy.

Excuse: “I don’t have the energy or my body hurts.” This is important as it indicates that the body is already under a lot of stress through poor sleep, lifestyle and nutrition habits. A body under a lot of stress is not going to respond positively to strenuous exercise. It’s just going to get even more run down and long-term going to lead to things such as suppression of the immune and reproductive systems, constant nagging injuries, continued tiredness aswell as burnt out adrenal glands.

Your goal here should be to get started doing cultivating energy exercises such as tai chi type movements, stretching, breathing exercises and positive meditations, while looking to improve your food and sleep quality as well as eliminating as much negative stress and energy from your life as possible so you can get to the point where your body will respond positively to exercise.

Excuse: “I don’t have time.” With this one you gotta seriously evaluate what you’re currently spending your 168 hours every week on. Time is the only thing equal among us in this world. Draw your week up hour by hour, day by day and honestly evaluate where you can execute things more efficiently. Where can you fit in exercise? I’m sure if you do the process properly you will see that it’s not time that is the problem, it’s that on your list of priorities, exercise and looking after yourself isn’t a priority for you.

You might find you’re putting things like watching The block or The voice, ahead of doing something that could really make a positive difference in your life like The exercise! It will seem a hard sell at first if your stuck in your tv watching routine, but in the long run, what’s the choice exercise and great health or watching TV and depression??? And you know what kind of happens if you continue to not pay attention to your health, eventually your body’s in-built natural desire to be healthy is going to get louder and louder until it’s eventually screaming at you through a megaphone, “Please look after me!!” And it’ll be in the form of constant joint pain, back pain, neck pain, be easily injured doing something really basic, back goes out easily, headaches, stomach pains, digestion issues, fungus infections, low energy, hormonal imbalances, tired all the time, no motivation, easily get sick, depression stuff like that or even bigger potential life ending issues like cancer, blocked arteries, stroke, brain tumours, diabetes and becoming infertile.

The symptoms of continued neglect will eventually get so much that all the other things that were SO important before in your life will become insignificant compared to your health and well-being. Pain is a powerful motivator. So what you gotta do is associate more pain to not exercising than to actually exercising. Some people need to see it or experience it themselves for it to be real to them. Just reading this or hearing something else similar won’t initiate action. Many people live in denial and put their head in the sand and think it’ll be alright, but inevitably slowly but surely the symptoms start to surface. Maybe they’re already happening? Find some videos on youtube or go to a hospital or talk to relatives and friends, research yourself and see the pain of neglect on the body. Do whatever you need to do to make it real for you to motivate you to look after yourself.

I get great pleasure when people tell me they’re addicted to exercise now. They never thought it would happen, but with consistency you DO get addicted to the great feelings of being healthy. I know for me it’s a great feeling being strong and healthy and in a good mood all the time, being able to run up mountains overtaking everyone along the way, doing advanced exercises and weights in the gym, playing hide and seek with the nieces and nephews, not picking up all the viruses that go around the gym, being happy, healthy as well as many other benefits! I highly endorse it. That’s what I write this stuff 🙂

I’ll finish with a quote again.

 

 

 

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Health Timeline

15 Oct

Hello all, it’s been a little bit since my last post, I’m sorry about that, put it down to researching different stuff and writers block, but thankyou to the many people on my back asking for the latest info. I appreciate it.

Recently I participated in the Westpac stair challenge. A fundraiser event, where you get to the top of Adelaide’s tallest building as fast as you can. I was really looking forward to it in the weeks leading up to it. I ended up a respectable equal 27th on the day out of 462 competitors. I had the 30th fastest time. I was pretty pleased with that considering I got a bad bout of gastro on the Wednesday morning of competition week. (the event was on friday) Thursday I was able to eat a small bowl of organic brown rice and an organic apple, and competition day I was able to eat 2 fried organic eggs and 2 organic apples during the morning and leading up to the start time. I was feeling up to it, but I still unsure of what my stomach was doing and whether my body would like getting my heart rate up to near maximum as I figured the event would require.

I did no specific training for it. The runners left in 20 seconds intervals to avoid congestion on the stairs. I was the final runner for our Holden Hill Fitness First team of 4. I went up the first 8-10 flights as fast as I could, then the lactic acid and oxygen deprivation hits you. I caught one of my teammates at this stage and climbed with him for two or three levels then proceeded past him.

At the half way point there was an exit point if you wanted, my lungs, my heart rate and my legs were burning but there was no stopping. I pushed on, I got to level 20 and thought to myself just one u-park to go, I can do this. My pace had slowed slightly, but still taking 2 steps at a time and powering on as fast as I physically could.

At level 24 there’s another exit point, again there was no stopping and a friendly voice was there to offer encouragement, “You’re almost there.” I kept going to the finish, my legs were on fire from the lactic acid build up, my breathing rate and my heart rate were at near maximum. Finally I got to the top, level 30 in 3 mins 59 seconds. I could barely walk or stand at the top, the fatigue in the legs was like nothing I ever felt. I found a couch and enjoyed the view for a bit, and listened to and shared the experience with my teammates. Was a fun and different workout.

But that’s not what I want to talk about today, by request I’m putting the modified Barbara Feick health timeline on the website that I used to put in my newsletters. (You can still find the original at http://barbfeick.com/healthinformation/history_timeline.htm it’s worth looking at) I’ve put in a few new dates aswell relating to Australia.

This timeline does a great job telling the story of how we got to where we are today. It shows that the more that we invent new products and foods trying to outsmart Mother Nature, the worse our health gets. Take the time to imagine life before these products were invented and what the reactions would’ve been like to the new product. Also ask yourself the question if the inventors knew of the negative long-term health effects of their products to the people and the planet, would they still have made them? 

1559 Tobacco introduced to Europe

1650s Coffee brought to England 

1713 There are some 3000 coffee houses in London

1776 The first ice cream parlour opened in New York City

1812 The first canned food is sold in London

1820 World population reaches 1 billion

1847 Nearly all of the beef sold in the US is grass-fed

1866 Soy milk originated as a byproduct of making tofu

1869 Development of margarine

1872 A factory in California was successfully able to manufacture sugar in a profitable manner

1880s Machines are made that can mass produce cigarettes

1885 Dr Pepper invented

1886 Coca Cola invented

1889 First production of corn oil

1898 Pepsi Cola first sold

1900 Cancer risk is 1 in 30 people

1906 Kellogg’s corn flakes first sold

1908 First compulsory pasteurization laws passed in Chicago

1916 First hamburger fast food chain “White Castle”

1919 Homogenized milk sold successfully

1921 Iodized salt

1923 Coca Cola six-pack

1930 Snickers bar invented

1932 The first soy infant formula’s where developed in China

1939 The first instant coffee

1939 KFC opens

1939 The first pre cooked frozen meals sold by birds eye

1940 McDonald’s opens their first restaurant in California

1941 First use of antibiotics

1943 “There can be no doubt that coronary heart disease has reached epidemic proportions in the USA where it is responsible for nearly 50% of all deaths

1945 Earl Tupper invents plastic food containers and founds the Tupperware Company

1947 The first microwave oven “Radarange” is introduced

1948 One million homes in America have televisions

1949 Grain fed farm raised fish is started

1949 Charlotte, North Carolina became the first city in the state to fluoridate public water supplies

1950 Feedlot chickens and pigs fed ONLY grains. Cows fed grain and alfalfa

1950 Having cereal for breakfast was a mainstay of the American diet

1953 Fluoride introduced into the Tasmanian drinking water

1955 The first home microwave is introduced

1956 The first TV broadcast in Australia

1959 First diet Cola

1964 Fluoride is introduced into the ACT’s water supply

1965 Aspartame was discovered by accident when James Schlatter a chemist was testing an anti ulcer drug

1968 The big Mac is introduced at McDonalds

1968 Fluoride is introduced into Perth and Sydney’s water supply

1969 Approval for irradiation of Wheat and wheat flour for disinfection was granted in Canada

1970s Lung cancer is now the number 1 killer cancer in the western world

1970 Pepsi is first to introduce the 2 litre bottle

1971 Fluoride is introduced into Adelaide’s water supply

1971 Measles, mumps, rubella vaccinations licensed

1972 Fluoride is introduced into Darwin’s water supply

1972 Magnavox introduce the first video game system Odyssey

1974 Canola oil first marketed

1977 Fluoride is introduced into Melbourne’s water supply

1978 One half of 1% of men were functionally sterile in 1938, in 1978 it has reached between 8 and 12%. Functionally sterile is defined as sperm count below 20 million per millilitre of semen

1980 Cancer risk is 1 in every 5 people

1980 The first aids case appears in San Francisco

1980 Cigarette consumption in the US has increased 3-4 fold from the 1940s

1981 NutraSweet was introduced for the second time. Aspartame was invented by the G D Seale co acquired by Monsanto in 1985. For 16 years the Food and Drug administration refused to approve it until 1981 when Commissioner Arthur Hayes overruled objections of a public board of inquiry and the protests of the American soft drink association and blessed it. The test submitted by Seale were so bad the department of Justice, initiated prosecution of Searle for fraud. If you really want to look into this, Google “Arthur Hayes FDA” Aspartame is the active ingredient in NutraSweet and is 180 times sweeter than sugar with no calories. It is listed in Australia as Artificial sweetener (950, 951) it is in all diet and sugar-free soft drinks and other diet products.

1982 Diet coke comes on the market

1983 The commodore 64 is first introduced

1984 Since the 1980s Monsanto has become the leader in genetically modified seeds and has won 674 biotechnology patents, more than any other company

1987 First approval for field tests of modified food plants: virus resistant tomatoes

1990 Cancer risk is 1 in every 4 people

1990 The USDA introduces the food pyramid which tells us to eat 6-11 serves of carbohydrates (rice, bread, pasta) a day!

1990s Commercial meat farmers begin putting cardboard, sawdust, newspaper, cement dust and plastic pellets in the animals food

1992 Food irradiation begins in Florida

1993 The FDA approved Aspartame as an ingredient in numerous food items that would be always heated above 30 degrees Celsius. An act that can only be described as “unconscionable.”

1995 Cancer risk is 1 in every 3 people

1996 Without public notice the FDA removed all restrictions on the use of aspartame allowing it to be used in everything, including all heated and baked goods

1997 First weed and insect resistant biotech crops commercialized Roundup ready soybeans and Bollgard insect protected cotton

1997 The major causes of death in the US are heart disease, stroke and cancer (breast, colon, and lung) Diabetes has increased 27 percent 1997 and 2002

1998 Irradiation of meat is approved by the FDA

1999 57% of the American soybean crop and 33% of the corn crop is genetically modified

2000 Cancer risk is 1 in every 2 people

2000 American spend more than $110 billion on fast food, which is about 90% of all the money spent on food by Americans.

2000 The first genetically modified foods are sold in Britan- Tomato puree

2001 Since soy formula has been in the marketplace, parents and pediatricians have reported growing numbers of boys whose physical maturation either delayed or does not occur at all

2002 Nearly 2 out of every 3 American adults are overweight

2002 2 billion pounds of pesticides were sprayed on American farms compared to 1945 (200,000 pounds) and crop losses have doubled. (source Paul Chek “Under the veil of deception.”)

2004 There has been a 17 fold increase in type 1 diabetes from 1 in 7100 in the 1950s to 1 in 400 now.

2005 41% of children aged under 15 have a long-term health condition (source ABS)

2008 25% or 600,000 (up from 21% in 1995) Australian children aged 5-17 years were considered overweight or obese (source ABS)

2008 61% of adult Australians are considered overweight or obese (68% men, 55% women according to ABS) Up from 57% in 1995 (source ABS)

2010 20.1% of Australians drink alcohol at levels that will put them at risk of harm over their lifetime http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=32212254712

2011 One in six Australian couples is infertile. http://www.abc.net.au/health/library/stories/2007/05/30/1919840.htm

2011 Cancer statistics today will be 1 in less than every 2. Despite all of science and medical advances and discoveries, we are getting sicker. We have to change the way we do things.  Ref: Deepak Chopra, M.D, Michael Murray, N.D., and the metagenics corp.

I think the lessons to be learned from this, is that we as humans, are creatures of the planet and children of Mother Nature. The more we get away from living in harmony with the soil, the plants and the animals the more sick and diseased we will make ourselves.

Our bodies are constantly talking to us and giving us signs of what makes us feel good long-term. It has an innate sense of what is good and what isn’t. You have to pay attention to it’s message. If you eat some food and it makes you feel bloated and tired then that’s a good sign that the food or drink is no good for you. If it gives you a stomach ache, a headache, poor digestion, poor sleep quality or feeling pretty average the next day, then that’s a message your body is giving you not to have it. Pay attention, listen. Stop ssshhhing your quiet little voice of health because ignore him/her long enough and eventually they’ll be SCREAMING at you.

I read a great quote the other day and I’ll finish with this, it was something like “What you do and eat in private is worn in Public.”

Taking control of your health

26 Aug

Hello, I hope you are finding this in great health and spirit. Great health and spirit is something I believe we all want but getting to the truth on how to do it is clouded. There is so much misleading information out there and access to the unhealthy stuff requires little to no effort but access to the healthy stuff takes knowledge, planning and preparation.

To give you a few examples on what I’m talking about here, I recently received the NDSS newsletter in my letterbox as mail for the previous owner. NDSS, is National Diabetes Services Scheme. So as a person interested in health I had a read and was just appalled at the information prescribed.

Some of the foods recommended in their so-called “diet” plan include corn flakes, low-fat milk, rice cakes, a scrape of jam, small skim latte, low-fat yoghurt, canned chickpeas, skinless chicken breasts and low GI ice cream. It also recommends basing your meals and snacks on foods low in saturated fat, and that carbohydrates are the main source of fuel in our body. I wouldn’t recommend this stuff to anyone let alone people with diabetes. Why not? I can hear some of you asking. While others are saying “It’s not organic.” Absolutely right, it’s not organic. Organic farming has proven hands down to provide tastier and more nutritious than chemically farmed food and the research and anyone who has switched to an organic diet will support that.

In the largest study ever done on Organic farming vs Chemical farming, which is documented in the book “The living soil and the Haughley experiment” by Lady Eve Balfour, Organically grown plants and animals were healthier and more nutritious hands down every time. It wasn’t even a contest. It was like the 1996 Chicago Bulls vs the Adelaide 36ers. For all my non basketballers out there, that means the contest would be very one-sided.

Do you think people with diabetes and people in general for that matter should be told that organic produce is healthier for them? That the vitamins, minerals, trace elements and enzymes needed for different processes in the body to happen is much higher in organic produce? That chemical residues on and in the produce are damaging our nervous and hormonal systems just like they’re designed to do to the insects. People should be told this. Organic food should be readily available. It shouldn’t even be called organic food. An organic apple should just be known as an apple and a chemically grown apple should be labelled a “Chemically grown apple.” I think people would have a different perception on what they would buy if that was the case.

Remember my last post where I wrote about the chemically grown bananas. Go back and read if you need to. But do you think people with diabetes and everyone should be told that your bananas are injected with diesel fuel and growth hormones and then ripened with ethanol gas? You never hear about that stuff.

What about the rest of the foods mentioned up above? Corn flakes, low GI ice cream, skinless chicken breasts, canned chickpeas, low-fat yoghurt.

What you need to know is, food is meant to provide you with energy, nutrition, life force. This stuff above is dead food. Think about an apple again. A chemical apple, nutritionally depleted to start with because of the way it’s farmed. It goes through a big factory, gets mashed up, heated, salt, sugar and other preservatives added to it, fortified with synthetic man-made vitamins and it’s turned into some kind of apple bar. How much of the original nutrition of the apple would be left after all that heating and processing. Anyone who knows anything about the heat sensitivity of the nutrients in foods will tell you that all the goodness would’ve been destroyed in the process. Leaving you with a dead food, so that when we eat it, we have to use our energy to digest and elimate it. We get nothing from it. In fact we lose energy by eating dead food. It’s no wonder people are tired all the time. Remember the old rule, the longer the used by date on the packet the worse it is for you.    

Low fat ice cream, low-fat yoghurt, skim milk. This is all pasteurized diary. One of the four white devils Western A Price talked about in the 1930s and 40s in his book “Nutrition and physical degeneration.” 

For those of you that forget, the four white devils are white flour, white sugar, white table salt and pasteurized dairy and Price clearly shows in his book that when native tribes who were eating and living solely off the land added these to their diet through trading with the settled white man, dental cavities and health problems rose. And once the next generation of the tribe started coming through after their parents switched from their natural diet to what Price calls displacement foods, the pictures of the development of their faces and dental structure is shocking. The book is filled with stories and photographs documenting this. As Paul Chek says, “Unless you’ve read the book you don’t understand nutrition.”

Yet the NDSS doesn’t seem to want to pay attention to those facts. It’s saying have your jam (sugar), low fat dairy (pasteurized = dead. We’ve already talked about dead foods) and your canned chickpeas (a UK study found two-thirds of canned foods contained low levels of the potent carcinogen and estrogen mimicking compound, bisphenol A (BPA))

It really is like the blind the leading the blind. How about the skinless chicken breast? Well again no mention of organic or free range is mentioned here. If they’re talking about a chicken that is grown from a chickling to your plate in 36 days then you’re guaranteed to be getting a large dose of anti biotics and growth hormones along with your depleted chicken protein. As well as a sick tortured animal you’re trying to turn into healthy human tissue. A question. How can you get health out of eating diseased sick animals and chemically grown produce?

How about a diet low in saturated fats? Well when the authors wrote that line they clearly weren’t thinking about the fact that we are replacing approximately 200 million cells every second and that 50% of every cell membrane is made up of saturated fat. Or the fact that approximately 50% of Mothers milk is composed of saturated fat. So if our very first meals for the first few months of our lives are mainly saturated fat,  at what point does it become bad for us? The answer, when it becomes more profitable for food companies to use vegetable oils. If you read the book “Eat fat, lose fat” by Dr Mary Enig and Sally Fallon you will read about all the studies that were done and how the data was misinterpreted to label saturated fats as bad. Quite a shocking a read. But once you understand that organic saturated fats are healthy for you, you can enjoy things like chicken skin, lamb chops, bacon and pork ribs. Be clear that I’m talking about organically raised grass-fed meats here. Commercially farmed animals are given a lot of dodgy toxic stuff in their mouths and bodies and their bodies cannot process all the toxins, so their body stores the toxins in their fat. Making their fat highly toxic.  

We have gotten so far away from what healthy eating is and the more our kids and nieces and nephews are being brought up in this world of chemical food and factory farming, the more problems we’re going to continually have. I remind you despite all the billions of dollars that have been spent on cancer research the statistics are still this.

1900 – 1 in 30 people cancer.

1980 – 1 in 5 people cancer.

1990 – 1 in 4 people cancer.

1995 – 1 in 3 people cancer.

2000- 1 in 2 people cancer.

Today 1 in less than 2.

What about obesity, childhood obesity, diabetes, heart disease? All at epidemic proportions. I was out shopping the other day, getting myself a nectarine tree and I struggled to see one person without excess body fat around the hips and belly. I’ve said it before, society is set up for us to be out of shape and unhealthy. What if all the billions were spent on organic farming instead of cancer research? It would be a totally different world we live in. What if there was no processed food only organic food? If you read the book “Molecules of emotion” by Candice Pert or even scout around on mercola.com you will discover scientists have already found treatments for cancer but because it’s not profitable you don’t hear about it.

I know I can sound radicle, but I get frustrated when my clients and friends and family make decisions on false information like the NDSS newsletter I received. I’m truly interested in theirs and your health and the health of the planet, because ultimately you can only be as healthy as the planet. It’s hard to be healthier than the environment you live in. So I remind you that each time you spend your money on chemically farmed fruit and veg, and factory farmed meat, farmed fish, genetically modified foods and all processed foods, drinks and pasteurized diary you are supporting the continuation of that destructive inhumane industry and the destruction of your health and the health of the planet.

If you’d like more information on this, check out the documentary “Food Inc” also “Paul Chek’s lecture at the Price Pottenger foundation.” Both can be found on YouTube. Mercola.com. The book “How to eat, move and be healthy.” by Paul Chek. “You are what you eat” audio series also by Paul Chek and the book “Nutrition and physical degeneration” by Western A Price.  

After turning 50, Paul Chek talks about being able to out run, out jump and out lift the majority of professional athletes he trains by following his advice.

  

The results of my own advice.

My experience on an organic farm

15 Aug

Last week I spent 6 days in Mareeba (1 hour from Cairns) living and working on an organic farm. My mission was to live the simple life, experience new things, meet new people, get some sun (great for vitamin D production) spend a lot of time in parasympathetic (great for stress reduction), perform some hardcore workouts using little to no equipment and to learn all I could about organic vs chemical farms.

All objectives were accomplished.

As far as living simply, check out my room here with no glass on the windows, just a fly screen to let the fresh country air in. My room has no TV (in fact the whole farm has no TV), no radio, no clock, no cupboards, nothing. Just a mattress, it was great. Without all the modern entertainment you used your imagination to make up your own fun like people would have done before the invention of TV.  

My simple room

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The days would involve doing a workout, helping with the farm work, spending time at the creek, reading, writing, meditating, work in exercises, singing and exploring, sitting around the campfire at night sharing stories and having fun with the other great people there. Was such a fun, relaxing experience.
 
 
The workouts I did involved using the “Ultimate instrument” straps over the mango tree. Some of you will be familiar with that. You can do chin ups, push ups, dips, lunges and other exercises utilizing your own body weight. I felt like I needed more leg exercises, so I did walking lunges while piggy backing one of my new friends. Stair runs up and down on the stairs to the creek. Sprints up and down the farm, travelling squat jumps and took my basketball to do some skill work. The farm work we did, shovelling, digging trenches, picking coconuts, moving rocks and that type of stuff was a workout too.
 
As far as lessons learned about organic farming methods vs chemical farming, there was a lot of information shared with me, most notably when we were discussing the bananas. Bananas trees have what’s called a sucker tree which is a little tree that grows next to the main tree. I was told that on chemical farms this sucker tree is injected with diesel fuel to kill it off so the main tree can receive all the nutrients to grow bananas. The bell part of the banana tree gets injected with growth hormones which helps separate the bananas making them easier to pick. And if that’s not dodgy enough, the bananas are then picked when they’re green and stored in a big room and gased with ethylene gas (a highly flammable, hazardous waste according to the material data safety sheet which shouldn’t be ingested, touch your skin, eyes or be breathed in). So your bananas have diesel fuel, growth hormones and ethylene gas in them. Processes like this happen with all chemically grown fruit and vegetables. It’s no wonder all that chemically farmed fruit is powdery, has no taste and is depleted in vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
 
The orchid that the fruit trees are in is massive, and what happens is all this grass and weeds grows between the trees. One of the jobs we had to do was slash the high grass around the trees so the tree could be effectively watered and fertilized. This all happened through man power. On a chemical farm they would just spray the weeds with pesticides and insecticides.
 

Banana trees

 
One of my jobs was also to hand fertilize the fruit trees using an organic liquid fertilizer. You would walk to the Ute, fill up your two watering cans with the fertilizer and walk back to the trees and water them individually. On a chemical farm this would be done spraying chemical fertilizer from a plane or vehicle. I must of walked about 5km back and forward that day doing farmers walks.
 
What I ate on the farm was a lot of eggs, organic butter, raw milk,  fruits such as jack fruit, coconuts, coconut water, avocados, strawberries, ice cream beans, chocolate supodees, paw paw, mangos, bananas, tomatoes, fresh greens from the garden such as spinach, lettuce, rocket, parsley, beet leaves and other greens I can’t remember the name of. Potatoes, pumpkin, onion cooked on the coals, cod liver oil, Spirulina, macca powder, mandarin juice and the juice from sugar canes. All this tasted amazing and made you feel amazing. 
 
Two people at the farm pretty much ate raw everything including organ meats, steak and eggs. 
 
The sugar cane juice we had with lime and it tasted amazing. It gave me so much energy, I had to do another workout that night just to burn off the excess energy I felt. I made sure I had some butter afterwards to balance out the carbs with some fats.
 
Overall it was a fantastic experience on the farm and was a great learning experience living the simple life. The energy you feel from being in nature, the sunshine and eating foods as nature intended makes you feel amazing.
 
More pictures can be seen on the facebook page Action Time Fitness.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BYE BYE MICROWAVE

6 Jul

Get rid of your microwave.

You cannot microwave any food that you eat and expect any of the enzymes, vitamins and minerals that your body relies on to be intact. It’s that simple. It’s not an option for healthy eating. For more info on this you can google an article on mercola.com “The hidden hazards of microwave cooking – Mercola”

ALWAYS EAT ORGANICS

6 Jul

All food eaten needs to be organic.

You will notice a massive increase in your health and the taste. The amount of crap sprayed on commercially grown vegetables is not healthy. These pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and fungicides are designed to attack the pest’s nervous system andhormonal systems and this is exactly the problems that humans have.

People say to me, it’s too hard to eat organic, or I don’t have time to get it. It’s BS. You have time to watch Bondi rescue, home & away, the amazing race, the AFL, all the episodes of the OC or document your life on facebook or any other BS like that. None of that should come before your health. What happens when you’re health is gone? You can’t enjoy any of those shows on the light box. What’s the old saying? “A sick person has one wish, while a healthy person has many wishes.”

I can think of 3 people off the top of my head, who have tried and stuck with organic eating. All of them have reported that they rarely, if ever get sick now, while they used to suffer from colds frequently. If they do get sick now, it may only last one day or a few days while housemates or friends will be suffering for weeks with it. All 3 of them have reported also that going back and eating so called, “normal” food tastes disgusting now and they feel bloated when they eat it.

But that’s the way society is. We grow up on this chemical food, poisoned animals and packet food crap, because we don’t know any better and we end up having no idea of how good real food actually tastes. People ask me what supplements or vitamins do I take, I say; I don’t need that science lab BS. Science labs can’t beat Mother Nature’s wisdom. Since the advent of the microscope we have gotten sicker and sicker as the scientists look at smaller and smaller things. They don’t look at the big picture of health anymore.
What’s the definition of a specialist? “Someone who knows more and more, about less and less till eventually they know absolutely everything about nothing.”

If you want to know more about this stuff, look up on Youtube, Paul Chek “The dirt facts” and watch that whole lecture. It’s very insightful. Get yourself a copy of Western A Prices book, “Nutrition and physical degeneration.” And also go and hire or buy the documentary “Food Inc” The current mainstream way of doing food, is designed for our health to fail. You gotta get educated and break out of the mould. Your mouth is not a garbage can where you can just continually put poison chemical garbage food in it and expect good health.

Remember that your skin cells are turned over every 3 days, your bones cells every 3 weeks and every cell in your entire body is replaced every 7 years. You are what you eat. Personally, I don’t want to be making myself out of garbage and I don’t want you or your loved ones to either.

AVOID THE 4 WHITE DEVILS

6 Jul

Avoid the 4 white devils, which are white flour, white sugar, white table salt and pasteurized milk.

These are well documented in Western. A. Price’s book, “Nutrition and physical degeneration.”

These 4 white devils have no nutrition in them, and as the book shows, when the native tribes were introduced to these displacement foods as he calls them, tooth cavities soon followed. The tribes that just ate their natural diet off the land had next to no dental cavities and had perfect facial and bone structure. They had perfect teeth and they didn’t even own a toothbrush! They had playful personalities and near perfect health. Many tribes did not even have a word for cancer. As you know, today’s cancer rates are 1 in less than 2, while in the year 1900 it was 1 in 30. A dramatic increase.

Once the tribes that started eating white man’s foods started having kids, the kids did not develop properly in the face and body and had many dental cavities. This is well documented with photos throughout the book. It is truly recommended reading.