Get Your Vitamin D This Winter

I have discussed the significance of Vitamin D in the past. However, I feel the need to discuss it again since we are entering the cold weather months. 

Our prime source of Vitamin D is sunlight. Even with other alternatives, nothing compares to soaking up rays from the warm, summer sun. Vitamin D is essential to our mental, physical, and emotional health.  Vitamin D absorbs calcium and promotes bone growth. Vitamin D also helps regulate the immune system and the neuromuscular system. It also plays a significant role in cellular regeneration. 

Researchers now know that Vitamin D deficiency is linked to heart disease, colon cancer, depression, weight gain, renal disease, liver disease, celiac, prostate cancer, and breast cancer. According to the Vitamin D Council, vitamin D can be beneficial to the treatments of autoimmune diseases, neuromuscular diseases, autism, flu, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, chronic pain, blood pressure, and depression. 

According to James M. Greenblatt M.D., vitamin D helps aid in the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin. These neurotransmitters are responsible for brain function and development.  Also according to Dr. Greenblatt, researchers have found vitamin D receptors on a handful of cells located in regions in the brain-the same regions that are linked with depression. Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD) is an emotional disorder that features depression. This condition occurs during the autumn and winter months when the days are the shortest and we receive less sun.

Unfortunately, vitamin D is very common and one of the main reasons that diseases are so prevalent. According to a 2011 study, 41.6% of adults in the US are deficient. This number goes up to 69.2% in Hispanics and 82.1% in African-Americans. This is because the melanin in our skin blocks ultraviolet rays from the sun which makes it difficult for our body to produce the vitamin D from the sun rays. This issue becomes increased during the winter months.

There are several symptoms to look for that are signs of being vitamin D deficient. Increased illness and infection, chronic pain, fatigue, bone loss, hair loss, depression, and impaired wound healing are common symptoms of vitamin D defiency. I am heavily melanated, so I make sure to supplement my vitamin D. Most people get their needed vitamin D from fish, but if you’re vegan such as myself, there are plant based ways to get your vitamin D. 

Mushrooms, soy milk, almond milk, fortified cereals, tofu, and certain vitamin D supplements are great ways to get your vitamin D. I take a vitamin D capsule made by Nested Naturals that is made of sunflower oil. So please do your research and make sure you’re getting your vitamin D this winter. It could help circumvent a lot of potential ailments at the end.

 

 

 

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The McDeath Is Back

A few days ago I dropped a post titled Let The Poor Eating Begin. I spoke of how the Babylon system turns the holidays into the hell-a-days by promoting what can be summed up as a Luciferian agenda. A huge part of that agenda is poor eating and gluttony. I guess you can call me Cory-damus because I was right on time with that post.

McDonald’s just announced that they are releasing their famous McRib sandwich for a limited time. Ironically, it’s being released just in time for the holiday season. So, I already know that millions of people will be lining up numerous times to stuff this garbage down their throat. If you are unaware of what this slab of foam is made of, let’s do the break down.

First, it’s important to note that McDonald’s provides an ingredient list of their food. Now, how many people actually research the ingredients that are provided in the McDonald’s ingredients list? If you have not, let me help you out. The McRib consists of over 70 ingredients. You need to ask yourself, why does a sandwich with meat, bread, pickles, and onions need 70 ingredients? It’s because you’re basically eating a collection of slime that’s shaped into a meat patty. Even some of the ingredients in the bread and sauce are garbage.

The pickles in the McRib contain a chemical called calcium chloride. It’s used to enhance the salty flavor without increasing the sodium amount. When this chemical interacts with water it causes a reaction called hydrolysis. When this reaction occurs, it leads to irritation to moist linings of the body such as the gut, nostrils, eyes, throat, and mouth. This continued irritation in the gut can lead to gastrointestinal issues such as abdominal pain and burning, diarrhea, and vomiting.

McDonald’s lists flour as one of the ingredients. Nothing wrong with innocent flour right? Technically, McDonald’s is correct. They do include flour. What they fail to mention is that within the flour, they incorporate a bleaching agent called azodicarbonamide. This chemical that’s commonly known as “ADA” is used in plastic goods such as yoga mats and flip-flops. The chemical is responsible for giving these plastic goods their buoyancy. When used in dough, the chemical helps the dough rise faster. By the way, ADA has also been found in numerous grocery store items such as Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches, danish and cinnamon rolls from Little Debbie, Pillsbury Toaster Scrambles and Toaster Strudels, Smuckers Uncrustables, three varieties of Weight Watchers Smart Ones meals, Sara Lee, and Ball Park. Researchers are still studying the effects of this chemical but already know that ADA is linked to cancer, respiratory issues, and allergies.

The last ingredient that I want to focus on pertains to this rib that clearly is not a rib. So, we must ask if it’s not a rib, then what is it? McDonald’s just lists it as pork which is also technically correct. But which part of the swine is used?

 

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If you guessed pig anus and rectum then you are 100% correct!! The patty for the McRib is made of tripe (animal guts), anus, and rectum. If this wasn’t so sad and pathetic it would be funny. This is what good Mickey D’s thinks of you and your children. If you continue to eat this garbage after reading this then it speaks volumes as to what you think of yourself. The old saying is that “You are what you eat”. I guess that would make some of you a bigger a#&hole than me. I had to get that one in.

Side note. For all of you that love to eat disgusting calamari. Chances are you might not be eating calamari.

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Now, one of these plates is calamari and the other is pig anus. Go ahead and guess which one is the pig anus. I will wait. Yes, restaurants are using pig anus as calamari in restaurants. So, hopefully someone got something from this. I know one thing for certain. I will gladly continue to eat these delicious fruits and vegetables while some of you stuff yourselves with pig ass for the next couple of months. Again, please take care of yourselves and

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Let The Poor Eating Begin

In a few short days millions of Americans will kickoff the holiday season with Halloween. Halloween will begin a two month stretch of the Babylon system promoting behaviors that the scriptures strongly condemns. One of those things is gluttony and bad eating. So, on October 31st, parents will dress their kids up in costumes, go door to door and get candy, come home and eat candy for the next several days, and will go to the stores and buy all of the discounted candy and consume even more sugar.

I know this routine because I used to do the exact same thing. I could crush a 1lb bag of candy corn in one setting without even thinking about it. It was all fun and games until my Chron’s flared up and made me realize that I had to make some changes. Now I don’t eat any candy at all and might have some vegan cookies once every few months. The reality is that it should not have taken for me to get sick to realize that eating all of that sugar is unhealthy. Lets keep it real. Some of you out there could develop diabetes, have your limbs amputated, live on a dialysis machine and still think it’s a good idea to eat a cinnamon roll for breakfast like a damn fool. I have made posts in the past concerning sugar, but I feel the need to bring up the issue again since we are approaching a season that promotes sugar consumption.

I was reading some information concerning just how much sugar is consumed in America for Halloween. I developed a tootache just reading it. First let’s examine just how much money is spent on candy during Halloween. Americans spent $2.3 billion on candy last year for Halloween! Reese’s and M&M made $500 million for Halloween. The average American household spends roughly $50 on Halloween candy. Nine billion pounds of chocolate are sold for Halloween.

So how does that add up in sugar consumption? The average child will consume 3 cups of sugar for Halloween. This comes out to be a crazy 7,000 calories just on candy alone for a child!!! Three cups of sugar is equivalent to 384 grams of sugar. That is 16 times more than the 25 grams and under recommendation set by the American Heart Association. A 13 year-old boy would have to walk 100 miles to walk these calories off.

Now I know that some people are saying that it’s only one night. Let’s keep it real, that one night of gorging on candy is just an reflection of how you eat everyday. Maybe you’re not eating as much, but you’re still eating garbage everyday. The holiday season just gives you an excuse to eat like a garbage dumpster. I know this because I used to do the exact same thing.

As we come into greater knowledge and awareness of what we put in our stomach, let’s not use days like Halloween to ruin ourselves physically. I strongly feel that if we take our health seriously throughout the year then we will not ruin the hard work and dedication for some punk candy. I can guarantee, that if you get diabetes and your foot falls off, that Hershey, Mars, or any of these other candy companies are going to care that your their products are leading you to becoming a double amputee.

If you want to have some candy, fine eat your candy. But show some discipline and eat it in strict moderation. And don’t allow your kids to do whatever they want and eat a ton of candy. Set a limit and stick by your word. If they push the issue then whip that ass. You are the adult. The child can not eat 7,000 calories in candy unless the parents allow them to do so.

If you’re planning on making New Year’s resolutions to eat better then start now! You don’t have to wait until then to change up your lifestyle. Start now and go into the New Year with some momentum. Until the next post:

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America’s Obesity Epidemic Hits The Military

I recently viewed a report that made me laugh and shake my head at the same time. The Pentagon recently announced that the obesity epidemic in America is now affecting the United States Armed Forces. According to Washington officials, nearly 1/3 of young Americans are too obese to join the military. The following statement was released:

Obesity has long threatened our nation’s health. As the epidemic grows, obesity is posing a threat to our nation’s security as well,” the Council for a Strong America states in its new report.

The Army recently announced they will miss their new recruits quota by 6,500. This would be the first time of such an occurrence since 2005. The Department of Defense said that 71% of 17-24 year-old Americans do not meet the requirements to serve in the military. Though there are several factors impacting this situation, obesity is the number one factor. The following statement was also released on the growing challenge of military recruiting in an obese society:

Given the high percentage of American youth who are too overweight to serve, recruiting challenges will continue unless measures are taken to encourage a healthy lifestyle beginning at a young age,” states the study, entitled “Unhealthy and Unprepared.”

This issue of obesity and an unhealthy lifestyle continues to plague the military even after basic training. According to retired Army Major General Jeffery Phillips, the military spends 1.5 billion dollars a year treating obesity related health conditions and filling positions vacated by unfit soldiers.

This situation discussed is a micro of the macro. I wrote a post several months ago concerning a research study that found the majority of Wisconsin residents were obese and this was a reflection of American society. The Obama administration had knowledge of the pending obesity epidemic and how it would affect America. I have many beefs with the Obama administration, but one thing that I give them credit for is wanting to change the situation of childhood obesity in America. In 2010 when First Lady Michelle Obama started her health initiative, and wanted to improve school lunches, she was met with much resistance. Many in the public and legislative members said that the government should not be able to tell people what and how to eat. Now look, the same children that she was trying to help eight years ago are now too fat to serve in the military. The irony of how things happen.

I do find it hypocritical that government officials complain about spending 1.5 billion dollars to help soldiers suffering from obesity related illnesses when  they give billions of U.S. tax dollars to those devils in Israel to bomb poor Palestinians. However, this is not about the military or the government. This is about a health crisis that is plaguing our society.

People have been given this fake idea of what “healthy” is. The food pyramid that we use has been proven to be 100% WRONG by Harvard and many other researchers. Every aspect of how we are supposed to eat has been given to us by medical professionals whom have no interest in seeing you live optimally. I’m not saying that all doctors are crooks. That would be foolish. However, it is worth asking how does the average physician or pharmaceutical industry profit if everyone is living a healthy lifestyle? I have seen several anonymous studies that have shown doctors do not live by the same rules that they give their patients. So they might tell you that its okay to have this or that in moderation, but they wouldn’t feed that crap to their dogs.

There has been a growing contingency of people wanting to take better care of their health. The “Whole Foods Movement” is proving that the new manner in which you are measured in society is by the way that you eat. If you don’t believe me then take a look at every metropolitan area that Whole Foods has moved in. It has literally changed the culture wherever it goes. If you are getting out of a brand new Bugatti with some greasy fattening food then that’s not cool anymore. Now, if you’re walking with some kale salad and sliced mangoes then you are popping in these streets.

The message of improving your health must be pushed. We are entering an era were people are being outlived by their parents. We will soon begin the holiday season, and people will quickly turn it into the hell-a-days. Two months of horrible eating, gluttony, greed, and pagan practices that will destroy us physically, emationally, and spiritually. Then we will go into the New Year in worst shape than we were the previous year, make a fake New Year’s resolution, fall off around April, then start the same cycle all over gain.

There is no better time than the present to improve ourselves and fight obesity before its too late.

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Difficulties Of Dropping Cigarettes

I have been able to overcome some habits in my life but nothing has been more difficult than quitting smoking. I began smoking in high school and will soon celebrate a year without a cigarette at the age of 36.

It has been more difficult than I can explain and if you have been through it then you know what I’m talking about. I used to be a heavy marijuana smoker  and quit no problem. I have been without weed for about 9 years. I was also a hardcore drinker and woke up one morning and decided to drop the booze. I have now been sober for 8 years. For that matter, once I decided to become vegan I dropped the meat products with no problem. But this cigarette has been a different beast.

Even with almost a year going by I still have cravings to take a smoke sometimes. I now realize that smoking was not just a habit for me, it was a coping mechanism that I really enjoyed. When I get those cravings I have to remind myself of the dedication that I’ve put in to dropping this habit. I used nicotine lozenges for maybe a week and decided to just finish cold turkey. I didn’t want to become dependent on the lozenges to end my dependence on cigarettes. I wanted full control and not use something for a crutch.

I’m not going to go through some long spill breaking down the many health risks of smoking tobacco. At this point we all know and have seen what tobacco products can do to you. If you’re out there trying to quit, then great job and keep up the work. Take it one day at a time and don’t beat yourself up if you backslide. Make your mistake and keep pushing forward. If you are waiting until you’re ready to quit then good luck. I’m not sure if you’re ever ready to quit. You just do it. I guess you have to be patient and wait for your “just do it” moment to hit.

I am not going to be hard towards the smokers because that’s not how you convince people to quit smoking. Hopefully you jackasses that have never smoked will learn that. It really pisses me off to hear someone that has never faced the challenge of quitting smoking throw smart ass remarks to people that smoke. You don’t know what it’s like so stand down!

Also, if you are someone that has quit smoking and you’ve been successful, then great for you! But let’s not turn into the smoke snobs and preach sermons to people like you have never fired up one yourself. That’s the number one thing that the smoker will say. You used to smoke, therefore you should have more tolerance and patience with people. We have to encourage and be positive without being pushy and condescending.

So as I continue to fight these occasional nicotine cravings, I would like to say congratulations to those whom have already conquered this addiction. To those whom are considering quitting and have not, you’ve already made the first step. The first step is realizing that you need to quit. With time your desire will match your thoughts and the body will follow.


#GrossMeatChallenge

There is a challenge going on in social media called #GrossMeatChallenge. Here is the link if you want to catch a video https://youtu.be/Sjpj2jmryTU. The challenge is to find the grossest meat you can find. What I saw in the video shocked me.

Not to give away the video because you should check it out, but most of the content consisted of people getting their meat home from the market and discovering huge parasitic worms in the meat. When I used to eat meat, I always thought that if you cooked the meat all the way through then that would kill everything. This video debunked that thought.

In one situation a gentleman was cooking fish and you could clearly see that the fish was cooked. Well at the bottom of the hot pan that the fish was cooked in was a parasitic worm that was alive and well. In another segment of the video someone had a skillet full of frying Italian sausages. While the sausages were frying you could literally see 10 or more parasitic worms coming out of each sausage.

I don’t know if you blame nature or the butcher. Regardless, I had no idea that these parasitic worms were so resilient to heat.  So take care of yourselves and take notice of what you’re about to put in your mouth.

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Eating For Chron’s Disease And Ulcerative Colitis: The Maker’s Diet

I want to continue this series by discussing the Maker’s Diet. Next to paleo veganism, I feel this is the best eating plan for those with Chron’s and Ulcerative Colitis. The Maker’s Diet was created by Jordan Rubin.

If you’re not familiar with Jordan Rubin then you should look him up because he has a great story. While in college he was diagnosed with Chron’s Disease. He dropped 80 pounds, became wheelchair bound, and was given a short time to live. After many failed therapeutic attempts, he met a California nutritionist that told him to eat the diet given in the Torah. Eating a diet that was given in the scriptures changed his life and he is now famous for it.

Other than paleo veganism this is my favorite eating plan. Being that it’s biblically based, the diet is heavy on plant passed eating including all vegetables, fruit, legumes, nuts, beans, whole grains, and seeds. Also, it does allow for some meat consumption. Being that the diet follows the dietary laws in Leviticus and Deuteronomy, pork and shellfish are not allowed. The meat proteins in moderation you can consume are lean beef, poultry, lamb, and fish. None of these meats can be fried.

The diet also bans processed meat such as bologna and hotdogs. Corned and roast beef are also discouraged against. Again, fried foods are not allowed and you must remove refined flour and sugar such as pastries, candies, ketchup, soft drinks, white breads and pastas.

This eating plan also has a three part phase. The first two phases are 14 days each and there is no set time frame for the last phase. In the first 14 days you are eliminating refined flour, sugar, grains, and starchy vegetables. The second phase is clean eating with only the allowed lean meat proteins and nutrient-dense plant foods. The third phase comes once you have reached your goal or your body has healed. You can have the occasional ear of corn or plain baked potato. The plain baked potato might sound boring to you, but the Maker’s Diet prohibits large quantities of dairy consumption. It suggests that if you must have dairy then use products made from goat milk. I have seen several studies that say goat milk is a much healthier option than cow’s milk.

Another great feature of this diet is fasting. Jordan Rubin incorporated the biblical art of fasting in his diet plan. The eating plan calls for  intermittent fasting once a week. Only water and 100% pure juice can be consumed until the evening meal. I have been doing intermittent fasting for quite some time now. I have a daily window of 8 hours that I eat and fast for the remaining 16 hours. More and more research comes out discussing the health benefits of fasting.

Western medicine has been telling us that we must basically eat all day. All we have to do is look at the health condition of people in America to see that’s false. I have made a post in the past discussing the benefits of fasting and I would suggest for everyone to do their own research to see the many benefits and forms of fasting.

The Maker’s Diet is also a good choice for wanting to improve your health and to lose weight. If anyone is interested in the program I will drop the link for you to learn more. http://makersdiet.com/about.php