Friday, June 22, 2007

Day 92 (Friday): Summertime, Summertime, Sum-Sum-Summertime!

watermelons, originally uploaded by Saratica.

Today was the first full day of Summer. And it is a beautiful SPRING day! I love it. Summer can take all the time it wants to come in for all I care ... Spring is my eternally favorite season. I'm about to head down to the Village to pick up a couple of books and some dinner at Pure Food & Wine's take-out shop.

I wanted to post some stuff on Max Gersen, a major "pioneer" in the natural foods movement ... who, understandably, was hated by many an "orthodox" doctor.
The whole video is DEFINITELY worth viewing, but this particular chapter deals specifically with the importance of having a clean food supply in order to remain vibrantly healthy.

  • Click on Chapter 8: Our Depleted Food

  • And Chapter 9 deals with SLEEP ... and how significant that is ... and the implications of ingesting animal proteins. It's fascinating!

  • Click on Chapter 9

  • WOW ... the last sentence amazed me and a light went on. He stated that the modern soy bean if ingested actually BLOCKS THE ABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS! For years and years -- at least 10 or 12, I ate many soy bean products (tofu, tempeh, soymilk, soynuts, etc.) thinking that soy was good for me. All the while, it was contributing to poor digestion. I've also since learned that soybean ingestion negatively affects the thyroid gland. Ahhh. The things we learn too late sometimes! I'm thankful for what I'm learning NOW, though ... so it's onward (and downward).

    If you don't have time to view anything else ... check out the Epilogue below:

  • Click on Chapter 11 - Epilogue: What Matters

  • For All Things Raw