I sent this to my good friend Jonesy today. He was the first person in the program that was attractive to me.
Along the way he’s showed me how to be calm while skiing really steep and sketchy terrain. The best skiing tip I’ve ever got came from Jonesy. We’ve spent a lot of time on chairlifts together. Jonesy and I will ride more chairlifts, we’ll argue more. That’s what friends are for.
Jonesy isn’t just a ski buddy. He’s a real friend.
Jonesy has Cancer. I’d ask you to pray for him, but that’s selfish. Instead, I’ll ask you to pray for everyone.
I have this for you and nothing else unless you ask. If you don’t ask, know that I’m thinking about you.
I use this app daily to track what I eat. It’s simple. It’s free. No ads. No agenda other than helping people live better lives: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dr.-gregers-daily-dozen/id1060700802?mt=8
I have two, goto websites for health and nutrition info. Both are independent, not funded by outside interests. Both have mountains of peer reviewed data:
I subscribe to Rich Roll’s podcast. I don’t listen to all of his podcasts, just those with a nutrition and health focus. This one with Doctor Neal Barnard, founder of PCRM (physicians committee for responsible medicine) was one I just listened to: http://www.richroll.com/podcast/neal-barnard/
Dan Buettner is doing great work with Blue Zones. He’s bringing valuable data to the world. I stay in touch with what he’s up to. We get free recipes emailed to us from his site: https://www.bluezones.com/
You probably won’t hear much about nutrition from your doctors. In fact if you bring it up they’ll most likely be skeptical. When they went to medical school nutrition wasn’t taught. It’s still not taught in medical school. And keep in mind your doctors most likely eat meat and dairy. More and more doctors are embracing forks over knives and plants over pills.
The protein rap against plant based living is bunk. There’s now mountains of evidence proving we don’t need near as much protein as we were raised to believe. Protein is not something I’m concerned about. It just happens, eating the way we do. I’m strong.
Meat and dairy was brought to us because of business, not because it’s good for us. There’s no credible evidence supporting that any amount of meat or dairy is good for us. None. It’s now fact that based living reverses heart disease, lowers blood pressure, and reverses diabetes. When our heart is working at its peak level, when our blood pressure is low, when our weight is optimal, we function better. Our bodies are healthier and stronger, able to ward off disease.
Yes, I’m going to die. Yes, I could get hit by a car today. Neither is an excuse for me to allow contaminates into my body. Living the way we do is biblical, because it’s about non-violence and treating my body as a temple. I’m practicing peace and taking care of what God gave me. Living this way I’m helping others, also something the Bible talks a lot about. And, it dramatically increases the odds that we’ll live longer and healthier lives.
It doesn’t take a lot of time to do this. 90% of what we eat is made using nothing more than ingredients, a Vitamix, and a food processor. Renee spends 3 hours a week cooking, much less than when were eating meat. If you want cooking classes, come over anytime.
Most of what we eat now isn’t from Rich’s book. It’s from the free recipes that are emailed to us from pcrm.org and bluezones.com
Someone commented that eating plant based is limiting. That’s not true. We have far more varieties of food, way more flavors of food than when we ate meat and dairy.
We’ve been doing this for over a year now. Pizza still looks good, burgers still smell good. It has taken time for our taste buds to change. But they have changed. Now, we’re able to taste food like I’ve never experienced.
Living this way hasn’t been near as hard as quitting booze and weed. But it also hasn’t been easy. No amount of desire or will power can overcome food that doesn’t taste, smell or look good. The key to living this way is making food that tastes great. We’re there, our food tastes great.
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