Standard cure: medicines, stents and bypass surgery

If you have trouble accepting the natural lifestyle cure for heart or in fact all health problems then may be you should read and be informed over the “standard cure”. My sister has written a blog about bypass surgery : http://idonotwantabypass.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/coronary-heart-bypass/

If you are ever admitted to hospital then remember no one will advise you or even offer you the choice of lifestyle changes. At best lifestyle changes will be advised as something complementary to heart surgery. If you survive all credits go to the doctor. If you do not survive then it was your own fault.

Have a long , happy and healthy life.

Hemp seeds

I have added yet another seed to my list of ingredients that I blend in my smoothie every morning. List is now flaxseed, sunflower, sesame and hemp.

Why hemp seeds? I know this may sound a little bit crazy but hemp seeds are said to be very good for your health in many ways.

  • Hemp seeds contain all 9 essential amino acids
  • They also contain essential fatty acids Omega 6 and Omega 3 in a ratio of 3:1. Body requires a 3:1 or 4:1 balance of Omega 6 to Omega 3 for good health.
  • Cause no allergic reactions ( I can not validate this myself as I am not allergic to nuts or seeds.)
  • Contains Vitamin E

Hemp seeds improve the immune system, dry skin condition, cardiovascular circulation and reduce many symptoms of muscle and joint pains. Definitely a super food to add to the list and have in house.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Astragalus, wheatgrass and kelp powder

I have recently added three new ingredients to my smoothie : astragalus, wheatgrass and kelp.What are these powders good for?

Astragalus is claimed to stop the aging process, heal wounds and control sugar in diabetics. TA-Lab produces a quite expensive product name TA-65. Google TA-65 if you are interested. If you do try it then I would love to hear from you if it loves up to the claims they make.

Wheatgrass is ideal for balancing the body’s ph-value. Ideally the blood should be slightly alkaline, a ph- value of about 7.2. Wheatgrass is also claimed to slow down aging, increase red and white blood cells, detoxify liver and colon, help with digestion and many beauty benefits. Again google wheatgrass.

Kelp, a seawood, contains iodine. Common table salt comes with added iodine. So if you are cutting own on salt then you are also cutting down on iodine. Idoine is good for regulating the thyroid and pituary gland. Thyroid is responsible for regulating a strong metabolism and normal body temperature. So if you are avoiding salt then you should consider taking kelp.

After a month of taking these powders I am not yet able to confirm any of these benefits but that maybe due to the fact that my body is already in a good healthy state.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Chemo or veggies

Here is an article that will hopefully inspire you in making the right decision for yourself.

http://www.forksoverknives.com/cancer-free-without-chemo-thanks-to-dr-mcdougall-and-forks-over-knives/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter093013

The McDougall diet is very close to the one I follow except no nuts and meat or fish. And the exercise is about half hour walk daily.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Eye test March 2013

One year after my previous eye test when the results showed a defintive improvement in both eyes: from -4.0 to -2.75. This time I had hoped to see further improvement.

Well there were small changes to be seen but on the whole the change was not enough to shout about. In any case it was not getting worse. Reason to continue with diet and eye exercises and I will see what happens in spring of 2014.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Tasty Indian recipes – low fat

Two new recipes added, Cauliflower with potatoes and Lady Fingers (see Recipes Page). All my recipes are low fat: either coconut oil or olive oil.
I use one teaspoon coconut oil in a recipe for four persons to saute the onions or stir fry vegetables. To ensure the food does not stick to the pan add some water, one or two tablespoons.

I hope you will enjoy all the recipes. Feel free to adjust the amount of spices added to meet your taste. 

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Plant based vegan diet & others

Here are three videos I would like to share with you. All of them are from vegsource.
First one is about Low Carb Diets (Atkins etc.), very popular for weight loss but is it really successful
http://www.vegsource.com/news/2012/12/low-carb-jimmy-moore—setting-record-straight-video.html

Second video features Ultimate Fighter competition winner James Wilks who is also a practising vegan:
http://www.vegsource.com/news/2012/12/mma-ultimate-fighter—james-lighting-wilks—is-vegan-video.html

And the third video is from low fat and mainly starch diet guru John McDougall:
http://www.vegsource.com/news/2012/12/john-mcdougall-md—-avoid-doctors-to-protect-your-health-video.html

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Boost energy, relax and be happy

I follow 11 of the 12 items listed on this poster from Dave Sommers. All eleven can be found under Health Tips. Only Epson Salt is not part of the lifestyle program.

One Green Smoothie boosts energy (green leaves), feeds the brain (walnuts), relieves depression (cayenne pepper) and boosts serotonin (banana). Have you tried it yet?

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Omega-7 for a healthy skin

We have all heard of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9. First two are essential fats. Fats that we need to obtain from food. Omega-9, found in olive oil, is non essential.

Omega-7 is another non-essential fat. Omega-7 has been used in creams and cosmetics for centuries to promote skin health. It is said to help in the healing of skin burns, sores, wounds, eczema and also to  improve condition of mucous membranes, including ulcers, lesions, erosions.

Sea Buckthorn oil, rich in omega-7, is used to fight against wrinkles, dryness and other symptoms of aging skin. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbiological activity, relieves pain and promotes tissue regeneration.

Macadamia nut is another source of omega-7 oil. I have now decide to add a couple of macadamia nuts to my perfect fats mix. So Vin’s own oil blend is now made from flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, coconut flakes and macadamia nuts, Mix contains 6 tsp flaxseed, 2 tsp sunflower, 2 tsp sesame, 2 tsp desiccated coconut and two to three whole macadamia nuts.

Now I just have to wait for the wrinkles to fade away.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.