Monday, October 19, 2009

Day 19 - Thoughts to Ponder

I came across this quote and wanted to share it with anyone who would listen!

“The evidence is very strong that those who eat five or more servings of fruit and vegetables daily are at a lower risk of cancer... one-third of cancers are related to diet.” - David S. Rosenthal, M.D., Past President of The American Cancer Society, Director of Harvard University Health Services and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Now that is something to chew on! But better yet, check out the next one.

The Studies of Weston Price
"In his studies, he found that plagues of modern civilization (headaches, general muscle fatigue, dental cavities, impacted molars, tooth crowding, allergies, heart disease, asthma, and degenerative diseases such as tuberculosis and cancer) were not present in those cultures sustained by indigenous diets. However, within a single generation these same cultures experienced all the above listed ailments with the inclusion of Western foods in their diet such as: refined sugars, refined flours, canned goods, foods from depleted soil, processed vegetable oils, animals in confinement, dairy products, refined grains, extruded grains, soy, MSG, artificial flavorings, refined sweeteners, processed pickles, soft drinks, refined salt, synthetic vitamins, microwaving foods, irradiating foods, hybrid seeds, and GMO seeds."
- Weston A. Price, D.D.S. (1870-1948) was a dentist and nutritionist. He was the chairman of the Research Section of the American Dental Association from 1914-1923.

Would love to know his reaction to the health of our "progressive" society now ... a century later. We've come a long way baby! =\

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Before working out, I had a smoothie of Kale, Banana, Almond Milk and Peanut Butter. Different. Interesting.

Midday, I had juice of 3 Carrots, 2 stalks Celery, 1/4 Cucumber, 1/2 Fuji Apple, 1 scoop of Hemp Protein Powder and 1 scoop of Barley Green.

Snacked on Red Grapes and Sunflower Seeds.

I went to the farmer's market and bought a bunch of tomatoes and made some salsa.

For dinner I had a salad topped with chopped tomatoes!

Fresh Tomato Salsa
3 chopped tomatoes
1 chopped red onion
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 Serrano Chili Peppers, minced
5 leaves of Cilantro, chopped
2 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
salt to taste


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