How To Be Healthy

4 09 2012

Do you want to be healthy?  Who doesn’t?

My fathers mother, God bless her dear departed soul, was short and to the point in very effective ways.  I was complaining to her about an issue that my young mind was concerned about at the time, I don’t recall what it was, but I told her, “Grandma, I wish that _______________.”

With a dramatic pause and an intense stare for 3 to 5 seconds said, “Wish in one hand and spit in the other.”

I forgot what that particular issue was but I never forgot her words.

What that has meant to me ever since then is if I wish, complain, fuss, fret or generally stew in my own juices about something, I get nowhere.  If I get busy and do something, then my wishes will materialize.

Why do I tell this story in relation to the title of being healthy?

It was prompted by this article Organic Food not healthier for you?

What is amazing is that industry hacks are ALWAYS propagandizing for their cause and not necessarily OURS.  They by nature have their self interest in mind and our interest ARE NOT very often their number one priority.

Pay attention to the subtleties of life in your body and in your environment.  Be the master of yourself, not the slave.  You will always be in the drivers seat unless you relinquish your power.

The secret of good health is simple.  Pray and meditate daily, eat and drink the BEST ingredients to feed yourself and your micro-organisms, work doing something you feel good about, have fun, and most importantly – love.  The last ingredient is vital – pay attention and act instead of being acted upon.

The industry hacks who say that organic produce may not be healthy for you neither know what true organic produce is or what true health is so how can they quantify?

The term Organic is a loose term referring to food that is supposed to be more free of pesticides and other contaminants and full of nutrition.  Many “Organic” are failing on both accounts so technically, the article is correct.

However, the article seems to be leading us to conclude that eating better foods is not better for us and we can simply relax our guard and eat whatever we want without implication.  Eat, drink and be merry on conventionally produced foods for tomorrow we die.  I say that doing so will cause the grim reaper to harvest much sooner than designed.

I say, grow your own food with the fullest nutritional potential, drink the best water, breathe the best air, have the best friends, learn the best information, believe and do truth.

As humans it has been established that we have the capacity to live at least 120 years of age.  It was stated in Genesis long ago and more recently established by scientists such as Michael D. West in his book, “The Immortal Cell.” that our DNA is designed to replicate for us to live around the age of 120 years.  We have telomeres on the end of our DNA strands and every replication a little snippet of the telomeres is cut off.  The cell will not replicate after that and expiration is rapid when the cell’s life has ended.

The problem is that we end up giving up the ghost 40 to 60 or more years prematurely.  What are the reasons for that?  If we are not killed by a semi-truck or other tragic events, we give in to degenerative diseases or our organs don’t self replicate properly because of the improper internal and external cellular environment.

The details are multiple and varied but the essence is that if we provide our cells the right environment to function and replicate properly our lives will be drastically healthier and longer.

Remember, wish in one hand and spit in the other.

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Radical Gardening

27 09 2011

My wife says I’m crazy.  I know I am.  I’m going to be a crazy radical gardener and more.

I remember when I was 4 years old working in the backyard garden with my family in New Zealand.

My parents didn’t know a thing about gardening and I wanted to help.  I grabbed a shovel and started digging.

At one point, I wanted to go deeper into the soil but didn’t have a body large enough to jump onto the shovel like my dad.  I wanted to go really deep into the dirt so I lifted the shovel up as high as I could and brought it down onto my right big toe.

My parents rushed me to a doctor to make sure there was no long-term damage.  The toe was fine after a few weeks.

My mother tells me I would always go out and ride on the tractor with the agricultural missionaries and play in the mud and dirt at every moment.

Before we left New Zealand, I planted some apple seeds.  I was about 5 years old and didn’t realize we were leaving the country soon so I didn’t get a chance to see the fruits of my labors.

In Arizona my father tried to grow a garden and didn’t know anything about growing in a harsh environment and stuck to trees and grass.

I had my biggest success in Oregon.  On the side of a hill I had a terraced strawberry patch, a traditional garden and some old fruit trees in the orchard.  Love fresh Bing cherries right off the tree.  In the summer we got a large salad bowl of strawberries every day.

I now live in Texas, north of Dallas.  Not the easiest growing environment.  It could be worse.  I have the bug to grow and produce as much as possible on our property.

Watch this video below and tell me if you would like to do something like what is on the video.  I plan on incorporating fish and ocean water into the mix at my place.  This is truly radical environmentalism.








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