This Is Getting Ridiculous: GMO Grass about to be Approved (Kiss Our Grass Fed Beef Goodbye?) ……. {expletive}

While many of us rely on grass-fed beef as a source of healthful, properly raised meat, that option of healthy eating may just move down a peg. Why? Not because cattle may have to switch to GM grain, but rather because cattle may be forced to indulge in genetically modified grass.

The Scotts ‘Miracle-Gro’ Company which created genetically modified RoundUp-Ready Kentucky Bluegrass has announced that it will conduct field trials at the homes of Scotts’ employees. What’s more, they can do so without any government oversight because there are no laws that prohibit or limit the planting of GMO grass.

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Do the “Funky Chicken” !!! (Part 3) …still more creative chicken recipes

 

Below: Sindhi Chicken and Onions (Use Grass Fed Milk)
(click photo below for recipe)

Same tips as last time……..

…..to propel your "Funky Chicken" recipes into the tasty/healthy/funky zone

Spend the extra money and get pasture raised chickens. I know many folks dislike Whole Foods (I have a few issues with them myself), but they have a couple of whole bird pasture raised chickens (although often small, like the size of a large Cornish hen), and they have pasture raised chicken parts. The taste alone will convert you over.

Avoid unhealthy oils like that toxic canola oil, and vegetable oils like Crisco and Wesson.
(Stick to Olive and Coconut Oil)

Avoid Common Table Salt, and try Pink Himalayan Salt or Celtic Sea Salt
(some of the other sea salts are named "Sea Salt" but are still processed like Table Salt)

Don't Be afraid of  fatty dark meat, especially from pasture raised chicken. Fat from natural sources like pastured poultry will not make you fat (those unhealthy oils folks cook in is often the culprit).

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Year One of “Grain Free Me”, a backwards glance ……..

…yep, that's actually me below :)

One year later, I never would have guessed I would be Grain Free.

I didn't wake up saying "I'm starting 'Grain-Free'  or 'Gluten Free' today", and at no point was I forcing myself, it just kinda "came about", as a "by-product" of other things.

If I would have forced myself, for sure I would have fell flat on my face, cause I had a little
"pizza-crack" habit. I'm talking about Whole Foods Pizza.

I mean, pleeeeeze, when you see that guy at Whole Foods, pulling the piping hot pizza out of the brick oven (the Mozzerella, Basil, and Tomato is my fav') with the wooden paddle, oil still "bubbling", I first thought, "this ain't a fair fight, feel free to 'ABORT', you'd still be the healthiest dude you know ".

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New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries”: “Watching the Snow, in Leis, Switzerland”

On the Menu: Food and Drink to "Warm the Bones"

click either photo to go to post, or click here

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My Top 10 Breast Cancer Prevention Superfoods (Part 2)

Note: These are just as important as Breast Cancer Prevention Superfoods (Part 1), these are the result of additional research over the past couple of years……

…also, remember these are not "magic bullets", in that, it is not about eating a handful of berries and healing cancer. It more about having as many "foot soldiers" as possible in your daily nutrition that allow your body's immune system to fight and prevent Breast Cancer.

A good approach is adding as many as possible to salads and/or daily smoothies.

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Home Cookin’ !!! Hearty Breakfast Skillets in “The Land Down Under”, Coorabell, Australia

I guess I can blame those old Foster's beer commercials for putting in my head the Aussie's reputation for wanting everything big, bold, and hearty.

True or not, if I were down there in this nice modern homestead in Coorabell, Australia, after a morning game of Rugby with my homeboys, I'd definitely have to cook us up one or more of these skillets, something hearty for the "Aussie Party" …..yep :)

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Do the “Funky Chicken” !!! (Part 2) …more creative chicken recipes

 

Below: Coconut and Lime Roasted Chicken (click photo below for recipe)

Same tips as last time……..

…..to propel your "Funky Chicken" recipes into the tasty/healthy/funky zone

Spend the extra money and get pasture raised chickens. I know many folks dislike Whole Foods (I have a few issues with them myself), but they have a couple of whole bird pasture raised chickens (although often small, like the size of a large Cornish hen), and they have pasture raised chicken parts. The taste alone will convert you over.

Avoid unhealthy oils like that toxic canola oil, and vegetable oils like Crisco and Wesson.
(Stick to Olive and Coconut Oil)

Avoid Common Table Salt, and try Pink Himalayan Salt or Celtic Sea Salt
(some of the other sea salts are named "Sea Salt" but are still processed like Table Salt)

Don't Be afraid of  fatty dark meat, especially from pasture raised chicken. Fat from natural sources like pastured poultry will not make you fat (those unhealthy oils folks cook in is often the culprit).

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New in “Dinner and a Movie”: “Empire”

On the Menu: "Puerto Rican Eatin' " (Puerto Rican Influence Cuisine)

 

click either photo or click here to go to post

 

Below: Pollo en Fricase (Spanish for "Chicken Fricassee", recipe in post)

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My Top 10 Prostate Health Superfoods (Part 2)

Quick notes: This list is just as important as Prostate Health Superfoods (Part 1), these are the result of additional research and dietary additions over the past couple of years……

…also, remember these are not "magic bullets", in that, it is not about eating a handful of berries and healing cancer. They are an arsenal of preventative care nutrients that your allow your body's immune system to fight disease.

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Body, (Part 22), a.k.a., “My Fantasy” (The Directors Cut……)

For no particular reason, I thought I put out a slideshow of my personal fav' photos I collected, the other side of my "scientific egghead" self. But trust me when I say, "I ain't over thinking it".

Well here's that "non-egghead" side of me….UNCENSORED.  And my boys from the group "Guy" are kicking the title track, "My Fantasy".

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Upscale, Organic Vacationing … The Wiesergut Hotel, Austria

There are two "Doug's" within this outer "Doug"….. both deeply rooted in my soul, and all my friends assume these 2 Doug's are in opposition to each other…..far from the truth.

There's Doug #1, Mister "Eco-Friendly", "All-Organic", the "So healthy, it's almost irritating" guy, if you read my blog you already know who that Doug is.

There's Doug #2, Mister "Style Points", "Ultra Modern Man", "Mr GQ", the "bought a $1100 Hugo Boss suit just in case I ever get need wear it" guy (come to think of it, I'm sure that Doug comes out in my blog also).

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Rethinking “Bad Cholesterol”: Is it actually a misunderstood “good-healer” ?

Okay, this is one of those ones where in my heart modern medicine has it all wrong, but I have to present a digestible, concise case in the "Court of Wellness Readers" like yourself.

Long story short, some progressive doctors and scientist are starting to break ranks from Money Driven Medicine and Pharmaceuticals and profess (often at risk of their jobs and medical practices) that so called LDL – "Bad Cholesterol" is actually a necessary healer, rushing into arteries to "patch up" or "shore up" artery walls, to fix other issues.

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Girl Talk: Buying Natural Skin and Body Care (Part 2), Natural Skincare is still “In Vogue”

"Spoil yourself naturally!!! with spa-quality products that moisturize and pamper your skin!" …says Rhonda Williams founder of "Spoiled Naturally", a small but passionate company specializing in natural, holistic skin, beauty, and bodycare products.

I wanted to follow up on last year's well received "In Vogue (Part 1)" article, and try to coax you ladies once again to get started with a few web based natural/holistic skin and bodycare products.

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Home Cookin’ !!! “Simple Things” ….. Simple Seafood Recipes in a Simple Cabin, in Vega, Norway

Simple Salmon in a Skillet
Simple Crab Legs
Simple Scallops

One of my "Cool Rich Guy" , "Hip-Hop Mr. Darcy" aspirations is to tell some gorgeous woman we are flying away for a luxurious weekend getaway, and to pack that DKNY coat with the "warm and fuzzy" hood, and those cool $475 boots that you never wear, then we jump on my private jet.

But, the destination would be merely a simple, modest, modern cozy cabin somewhere, we'd light a fire, cook local seafood, make some hot cider, take a walk in the crisp air, and just chill.

And after we're settled in, eating on the floor in front of the fire, on top of huge pillows and all that, and we're making a toast with the hot cider mugs, in a crib like this cozy modern cabin in Vega Norway, I'd say something stupid like……………"Well…here's to the Simple Life!!!" ………………….yep :)

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Men’s Health: Nutrients for Male Vitality and Well Being (Part 3)

1) Vitamin D
2) Lepidium meyenii (Maca)
3) Pomegranates

My boy Idris Elba (I've been a big fan since "The Wire") is gonna help me out with some of that understated, British Style "Machismo", in this third of a trilogy of articles on Nutrients for Male Vitality and well being.

Us "real men" don't like to get too graphic, we don't even speak in public bathrooms, but its important for health and wellness sake to mentioned I accidentally stumbled across the power of these nutrients when I healed my prostate naturally from what seemed to be a inflamed prostate, and afterwards, found myself "up periscope" every morning with those coveted, youthful morning erections (yawl know what I'm saying, so I'll leave it at that).

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Do the “Funky Chicken” !!! (Part 1) ………creative chicken recipes

BTW, for you young folks, The "Funky Chicken" was a James Brown song, and a dance back in the day….the name just kinda popped in my "bloggers brain" :)

 

Below, Pan Fried Brandy Chicken and Potatoes and Balsamic Vinegar, Use only Olive or Coconut Oil
(click photo below for recipe)

 

A couple of tips…
…..to propel your "Funky Chicken" recipes into the tasty/healthy/funky zone

Spend the extra money and get pasture raised chickens. I know many folks dislike Whole Foods (I have a few issues with them myself), but they have a couple of whole bird pasture raised chickens (although often small, like the size of a large Cornish hen), and they have pasture raised chicken parts. The taste alone will convert you over.

Avoid unhealthy oils like that toxic canola oil, and vegetable oils like Crisco and Wesson.
(Stick to Olive and Coconut Oil)

Don't Be afraid of  fatty dark meat, especially from pasture raised chicken. Fat from natural sources like pastured poultry will not make you fat (those unhealthy oils folks cook in is often the culprit).

(more…)

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Who Dat? Drew Brees (age 35), says he can play until he’s 45 !!!

…..by going gluten free, and with unique training

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he was being serious when he said that he wanted to play until he was 45. Brees, age 35 in 2014, said he knows that playing in the NFL for another decade wouldn't be easy.

"I'm serious. I'm not delusional, I know that that's something that would be extremely difficult to do. Not many have done it….It could be done, but a lot of things have to fall into place."

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New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries” : A land called “Fantasy”, Lamu and Manda Islands, Kenya

On the Menu: The "Swahili Supper"

to view the post, click either photo, or click here

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The Dangers of Soy

I want to finally post an article I saved off some time ago from one of my favorite blogs,  The Food Renegade

Are you convinced yet about the dangers of soy? Many aren’t. “Is soy bad for you? …Really?” I hear the question so often I want to scream.

After decades of hearing marketing spin about how soy is a wonder food, a protein-rich legume able to rescue us from our dependence on meat, I suppose it’s understandable why so many people have yet to understand fully the dangers of soy. Really, you’re not going to get the full story unless you research it on your own. And why would you, when soy is “universally” touted as a health food? Well, it isn’t.

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Cancer Doctors Profit from Chemotherapy Drugs ……..sigh :(

It is a unique situation in medicine: Unlike other kinds of doctors, cancer doctors are allowed to profit from the sale of chemotherapy drugs.

"The significant amount of our revenue comes from the profit, if you will, that we make from selling the drugs," says Dr. Peter Eisenberg, a private physician who specializes in cancer treatment.

Doctors in other specialties simply write prescriptions. But oncologists make most of their income by buying drugs wholesale and selling them to patients at a marked up prices.

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Healthy Herb Fries

One of the tricks I mentioned in My Top 10 Ways to Lose Bodyfat, Cellulite, and Weight, is to create healthy and tasty versions of your favorite junk foods, so there is no reason to ever go back.

I could write on and on about this, but make these fries once, and taste the first one….and I won't have to say anything else……………..

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Home Cookin’ !!! “Green Cuisine” in a Sao Paulo home surrounded by “The Color Green”

Cajun Shrimp Guacamole
Cucumber-Honeydew Salad with Feta
Avocado, Egg, and Green Garnish Breakfast

I once told someone, "It would take me a thousand houses and a thousand lifetimes to live out my house fantasies". And for sure, one of them would be a house "plopped" in the midst of a "Garden of Eden-like" landscape, like this amazing house in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

But hey, who knows if there is such a thing as "Alternate Universes" or not….. maybe I'm up in this crib chillin' right now, picking fresh herbs and veggies right out back, preparing "Green Cuisine" …yep :)

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Fifty, Fit, and Fabulous !!! Tosca Reno, age 55 (She lives around the corner from the Fountain of Youth)

Well well well….it seems a year or so after starting the Fifty Fit and Fabulous "Dream Team" on my blog (see all the ladies at bottom), these posts are perhaps my most popular group of articles (I didn't see that coming!!!)

But hey, now I have a full roster on my FF&F "Hoop Squad"!!!

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Men’s Health: Nutrients for Male Vitality and Well Being (Part 2)

….a.k.a., "Dig In" !!!  (…to some vital Men's Health info!!!)

I thought my boy Lenny Kravitz, now 50 years old, could help me out with some of that "Mature, Machismo, Male Vitality" vibe, to help me mask some of my "egghead, overly scientific" vibe that I'm always trying to hide over the web.

I wanted to touch upon another batch of food based Male Vitality nutrients…….

1) Selenium

2) Lycopene

3) Curcumin

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Misty Copeland
The lone African American in the American Ballet Theater

 

Men's Health
Nutrients for Male Vitality and Well Being (Part 2)

 

Moroccan Spiced Meatballs with Egg, Red Bell Pepper, and Tomato

 

"The Wanderlust Food Diaries"
"Watching the Snow"
In Leis, Switzerland
On the Menu: Food to "Warm the Bones"

 

"Body", (Part 22)
a.k.a. "My Fantasy"
...The 'Directors Cut' Slideshow

 

3,000 Eggs Later......
my cholesterol numbers still PERFECT!!!

 

"Heal Thyself"
My Website vs. A sudden illness that came after me

 

"The Coconut Oil Conspiracy": Why Big Business tried to keep this VERY healthy oil from the masses

 

Dinner and a Movie: 'Empire'
On the Menu: Puerto Rican Cuisine

 

Buying Natural Skin and Body Care, (Part 2)
...... it's still "In Vogue"

 

My Top 10 "Safe to Eat", Low Mercury Seafoods (and my Top 10 High Mercury Seafoods to AVOID)

 

Nike Training Club:
Sydeny Leroux and Ali Keieger team up for the "PARTNER POWER" Workout

 

"The Art of Tea"
...hot and cold tea, and tea infused drink recipes

 

Year one of "Grain Free Me"
a backwards glance........

 

Cacao
next to water, the most important thing you can put in your body ......

 

"Fifty, Fit, And Fabulous!!!"
Tosca Reno, Age 55!!!

 

The "Gangsta Gardener"
(He plants gardens in vacant lots all over South Central L.A.)

 

See all articles in "The Healthy Chef's Cookbook"
(The Art of Food)

 

See all articles in "Eat Smart"
(The Science of Food)

 

 

Links to my favorite sites who are ''Raging Against the Machine''(and also some fun cooking blogs)

(same name, different blog, no need to fight about it)

Real Food Freaks



Kim's "Nutritionally Well"



My Simple Real Food Lifestyle
Formerly Chronicles of a Teen Foodie




THE PAST ON A PLATE
Special 'shout out' to this food blogger. Totally different style than me, but my favorite food blog in creativity. She inspired me to start my 'Dinner and a Movie' and "Wanderlust Food Diaries' articles.


Special 'shout out' to this food blogger. Endless adaptable recipes with AWESOME food photography!!!!

Cool site for Caribbean cuisine. Recipes very adaptable to health conscious eating.



 

 

 

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