Good nutrition is essential for having (i.e., being) a mind that is perceptive, stable, innocent, compassionate, whole, and non-fragmentary. What we eat affects us cognitively, and a mind that eats a lot of unnecessary sweets and junk food and that takes all kinds of mind-altering drugs cannot have — and be — the stable integrity that allows profound order, beautiful wisdom, and spiritual magic to take place. We truly are what we eat, and if we eat junk… we end up being intrinsically junky. (Look at what the current president of the U.S. is eating.)
A lot of people are not fully aware of the very detrimental contents pertaining to much of the “so-called food” in the grocery stores. No wonder why many diseases and disorders are increasing in alarming numbers in countries like the United States. In the U.S., the FDA (the Fraud and Deception Administration) certainly doesn’t really care what happens to you; look at all the garbage on the shelves that people can buy; it’s $ and extended shelf life (for the powerful industries) that is fundamentally important to the FDA and U.S. government. We laugh at what people did many years ago with blood-letting and leeches. What we are doing — in the U.S. — in this day and age, with tons of crazy, synthetic medications (most of which have very deleterious side-effects)… and foods giving us inflammatory disease, increased blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, autism, and such things as Alzheimer’s disease… is equally tragic and malignant. These days, in the U.S., most doctors — though most mean well and are doing a reasonable amount of “good” — are, unfortunately, puppets of the pharmaceutical companies; most of them just do not tell you how to heal your body naturally and holistically. Big $ supersedes the overall health of the nation’s people. We are not a sick species that needs to depend on innumerable kinds of synthetic (unnatural) drugs in the quantities that we currently take! I am recommending two important videos — their links are offered below — for you to watch to get started. I admire both Dr. John Bergman and Dr. Mandell, who talk in these videos, but i certainly don’t agree with everything that they say (especially in certain other videos that they provide); however, for the most part, they are far better to listen to than the standard fare! Do yourself a favor and watch these two videos when you have the time. Super healthful Chia seeds, mentioned below, actually got their name from the Mayan word for “strength,” and for good reason! They have maximum nutrients with minimal calories and are very high in top quality fiber, and contain very high levels of ALA omega-3 fatty acids (higher than flax seeds and even salmon)! So, here is how i make Chia Pudding daily (which is anti-inflammatory, raises HDL, lowers blood pressure, and lowers triglycerides.):
(I make my Chia in the evening… to refrigerate overnight and eat in two portions the next day.)
1. Add 1 cup of unsweetened Almond milk (vanilla flavor) to a small, plastic container.
2. Add some honey and flavorings (possibly more vanilla if preferred) and/or some powdered cinnamon (to one’s taste)… and stir vigorously.
3. Add 4 level Tablespoons of Organic Chia Seeds (Walmart sells it in the flour section)… and stir vigorously; (if you have time, stir every now and then for the first few minutes).
4. Let it set for 45 minutes or so and stir it well one more quick time (to homogenize it and get out the clumps).
[Note: It is at this step that i add my favorite flavoring — instead of the others mentioned above — which is organic Cacao Powder (not Cocoa); i add about a tablespoonful of the powder and stir it in well (with honey having been added previously in step 2). (If you add the organic Cacao, you might want to add a bit more milk in step 1.) Organic Cacao is sold where the Chia is (at Walmart) and is full of antioxidant flavanols. Raw cacao powder contains more than 300 different chemical compounds and has nearly four times the antioxidant power of your average dark chocolate — more than 20 times than that of blueberries. ]
5. Put it in the refrigerator (covered) overnight and then eat in the morning (or later) as is, or with blueberries added, or whatever. Get healthier.
(If you have any questions regarding making the Chia, just ask.)
I also take curcumin in the form of “Double Strength Theracurmin” daily, which does wonders for the joints! I’ll post more on nutrition at a later time.