Pam Warhurst (above, right) tells how she and her community decided to start a revolution by growing food in public spaces in Todmorten, England.
They didn’t consult.
They didn’t write reports.
They didn’t ask for permission.
They just did it…
In just a short time, their town, Todmorten, England, became a lush garden, full of food-growing plants.
Says Pam…… "Almost everyone can be involved, and after awhile, almost everyone wants to be involved. That’s the power of people doing something for themselves. Nothing can stop us!"
My normal "quick note": I actually eat very little bread and grains. I just went 3 months without any grains of any kind. When I do eat bread and/or meat, I utilize papaya enzymes to help digest gluten and meat
That being said….I have the worlds longest commute, I live in Seattle and work in Portland Oregon. I'm always at the airport, but always find it amazing how an entire airport can not have one selection of food that lives up to my "Healthy but Delicious" standards.
Thus, I am making my own creations and eating them why I am waiting on my 30 seat, United Airlines Express Jet, that "kinda" looks to me like a private jet if it weren't for the propellers, very nice.
I always make a sandwich for the plane ride also, as many of us know that most planes don't serve food free anymore (airplane food was such a big thing when we were kids and teens on our first plane ride, now such a big letdown).
It's time again…….to bring another Fifty, Fit, and Fabulous player onto my growing squad of amazing 50 and over ladies.
Her "teammates" on the Fifty, Fit, and Fabulous squad (linked at the bottom of the article), are all inspiring women (to all of us), proof that the ages old saying is real, in that "Age ain't nothing but a number"!!!!
So, presenting Mary Dent, age 53, my newest FF&F girl, who is challenging the current though process of age, health and fitness….and doing it well, it seems
Its not all about how many Facebook "Likes" or Pinterest repins I get on my food recipes, but I found myself wondering why my "en Papillote" recipes, a.k.a. my fish or chicken "in a bag", don't get shared as much.
I keep getting the feeling that people think its hard to cook, and not something they can bring into their regular routine. Let me say again, it is the easiest thing in the world to do.
And I simply love baking "en Papillote", like this Halibut recipe that I ran across……
Okay sports fans, Lolo Jones is beautiful…let's throw that out there and move on, so we can get down to business.
I remember her from her beginnings as a professional track athlete, hearing of her story of a very rough upbringing, never really having a real home, having to work hard for everything she has accomplished.
However, I won't get "wordy" , I'll just let post some pics and quotes from the video embedded below, so Lolo can speak for herself…….
….and why synthetic Vitamin E from supplements can be detrimental to Prostate Health
I thought these "young guns" might help set my theme for youthful male vitality.
I wanted to write one final article to tie together all the information I have been running across on this subject matter, and of course to do everything I can to beat home its importance to men.
What is at issue here is the food based nutrient, Gamma Tocopherol, a form of vitamin E, for men to understand it, and make use of its health and healing powers, since it is almost imperative for over health, and Prostate Health in specific.
This is an important article for me to write for a couple of reasons.
First, I admit I'm obsessed with "The Art of the Blog", with my perfectly sculpted food and people, like all those buffed bods' in my "Body Slideshows". However, in spite of "The Art of the Blog", I still strive to "keep it real", with real people, real inspirations, and real experiences.
Secondly, I find in all my Blogging research a lot of stories of people being propelled into a wellness lifestyle after illness or injury.
Enter Keri Horn, age 46, out of Tampa Florida. I wanted to print her story in her own words with a backdrop of a routine that I recently got into, and let me say it is a grueling routine, that being "Tire Flipping" and "Tire Sledge Hammering".
Keri (on the photos above): "The photo of me in the orange dress with the black bow was taken summer 2012 – that is how I looked after 17 years of CARDIO only – NO weight lifting at all – and I worked out 5-6 days a week an hour a day!! No joke – LOL."
I admit I haven't used my "overly stylish" Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker as much as I expected.
However, I am always trying to perfect what I consider my healthy, real food alternatives to treats that would otherwise be considered junk food. I only do grass fed dairy, and along with other quality ingredients, even ice cream can be made a healthy/delicious "innocent pleasure".
This Pumpkin Ice Cream with the Gingersnap Swirl was a recipe I absolutely had to try.
"People ask me when I’m going to retire. I say 'never'. I say most people die retired than they do on the job working. I love to work. I love to work out".
"I’m 70 years old if that means anything. I’ve been doing this for 27 years. I started out when I was 44. I was in a bad marriage. And so to relieve stress I went to the gym"
….says Sam "Sonny" Bryant, here are a few more of his quotes with his great inspirational video below.
Aspartame is the most controversial food additive in history, and its approval for use in food was the most contested in FDA history. In the end, the artificial sweetener was approved, not on scientific grounds, but rather because of strong political and financial pressure. After all, aspartame was previously listed by the Pentagon as a biochemical warfare agent!
It's hard to believe such a chemical would be allowed into the food supply, but it was, and it has been wreaking silent havoc with people's health for the past 30 years.
The truth is, it should never have been released onto the market, and allowing it to remain in the food chain is seriously hurting people — no matter how many times you rebrand it under fancy new names.
If you read my blog articles and recipes, you will find one of my most "harped on" whole foods is Pink Himalayan Salt, especially how I think it is superior to sea salt
An amazing whole food, with 84 minerals in perfect balance, in its pristine condition from when it was created 250,000,000 years ago. This ain't your mamma's Morton Salt!!
I ran across this great article to make Pink Himalayan Salt even better, by creating your own Pink Himalayan Flavored Salts……
I thought these Dreaded Ladies might help set the theme for a tropical, Caribbean "Blue Horizon-ish", earthy, natural flow, for making your natural, mostly food based skin and bodycare products (blogging is such hard work ~chuckle~).
By taking advantage of food based nutrients, one can come up with their own simple, and effective bodycare products that you will swear by.
And of course, your skin soften, glow, and will thank you for controlling your ingredients, keeping those toxins out of your body.
…cheap brown rice protein from Southeast Asia seems to be the culprit, in America's #1 selling Vegan Raw Protein
Note: many of the links in this article may be disabled, because Natural News has removed them, I assume as part of the deal with Garden of Life, they have even removed this article form their website, but I wanted to post it exactly as I copied it before they deleted it.
UPDATE 2/6/2014…..Garden of Life, SunWarrior, Natural News reach industry-leading agreement for the future of brown rice protein…..
read more here
Well hey, I got burned on this one, although I am lucky to take chlorella everyday to help remove heavy metals from the body, but I will stop using Garden of Life Protien immediately. This is why I stay diligent in understanding what I put in my body……………..
I would also be concerned for any protein powder or smoothie mix, since brown rice protein is in many products and many other products can be affected.
This entire article was pulled totally from Natural News.
(NaturalNews) Natural News has confirmed, via three different laboratories, the presence of significant levels of the heavy metals tungsten, lead and cadmium in Garden of Life "beyond organic" raw protein products. This has been confirmed across multiple lots of Garden of Life Original, Vanilla and Chocolate Cacao and Vanilla Spiced Chai. Tungsten has also been found and confirmed in Garden of Life "Raw Fit" products.
On the Menu: "Tempting Tapas!!"….and other international appetizers
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Having lived in both Portland Oregon and Seattle over the past couple of years, I tell friends back in my hometown of Chicago that the great Northwest is in many ways "Greener" than Chicago and much of the country. I've lived and worked in 5 states in 6 years, so I can give an unbiased opinion.
It is physically green in the winter, which was inconceivable to a Mid-Westerner like me , but also, there "seems" to be more of a "Green Sustainability" mindset, not saying my beloved Chicago doesn't have it, but put another way, you will actually feel out of place up here if you are not recycling…….although those recycling bins at work still confuse me.
Anyhoo, here is the latest amazing project going on up here in Seattle, a massive food forest……
I'm daydreaming, writing this article in my head at work, about my plans to make my "Great Escape" to the Caribbean, to the amazing new private community in the Virgin Islands, called Oil Nut Bay. For me it is a practical reality……..if I play my cards right.
That personal goal of the ultimate outdoor kitchen, is not a material pursuit, but moreso an expression of a new way of life….holistic living, organic orchard, healthy eating, in tune with nature…and all the rest.
And as I contemplate it all in this boring business meeting at work, a couple of new Tapas appetizer recipes came to my head. Tomato Crostini, and Spicy Garlic Shrimp…….
On the Menu: Japanese Syle Pot Roast (made with grass fed beef)
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…and my "House Building" dilemma that Salmon Ravioli has provoked
I suppose some dilemmas are irrelevent, but they are still there. The short version of the dilemma is that there is a Private Community named Oil Nut Bay in the Virgin Islands, that I intend to move to, after my "ship comes in".
They are building an amazing custom home right now but it won't have an outdoor kitchen. So, when I'm ready to move there, hopefully soon, do I buy that home and get my Caribbean Living started right away, or build my own home, perhaps having to wait two years, so I can have my ultimate custom outdoor kitchen?
Like I said, when I was looking at this Salmon Ravioli recipe, imagining myself making endless tapas for some "hottie" outdoors in the islands, the dilemma was thus provoked………………..I suppose if this is my biggest problem in life, then count my blessings
Either way, I am building an arsenal of Tapas appetizer recipes in my Healthy Cookbook, including this Salmon Ravioli.
…and also, many other health benefits
When I write these "Another Cancer Killer" articles, it's mainly because of overwhelming evidence, both historically and via modern science, about the healing power of these plants.
I want to bring Pine Needles into my own regiment in 2014, as I choose one potent new nutrient to bring into my routine every year.
There is so much documented evidence about "Pine Needle Power", that they are calling my name…
I suppose everyone has a stupid fantasy that means nothing except to them. Mine is to have a dinner date where I'm preparing the dinner, in an outdoor kitchen, under the light of Tiki torches.
But, the meal would not be a regular plate of food, but and endless stream of tantalizing Tapas. Although tapas are technically Spanish style appetizers, any "finger food" is considerd tapas in the USA.
Oh, and for my ultimate irrelevant fantasy, I want to have a laptop or IPad open on the counter of my outdoor kitchen, so I can get at all my tapas recipes. For sure, one of my recipes will be this Turkey Meatball Sliders, with Caramelized Onions……………
I gave advice to a few women in the past whom I helped start their own nutrition revolutions, who lost from 15-30 pounds safely [over time], and they are much healthier, and they still enjoy eating.
That advice is, to see yourself as beautiful in the here and now, and losing weight will be nothing but transferring that "here and now" beauty to a lower weight class.
I hope someone gets something out of the slideshow.
Misty Copeland, now 31 years young, is an American ballet dancer, described by many accounts as the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theater (although Anne Benna Sims and Nora Kimball, who were with the ABT in the early and mid-1980s respectively, preceded her).
Nonetheless, as of 2008, Copeland has been the only African-American woman in the dance company for her entire American Ballet Theater career.
As I continue to get the hang of presenting Wellness articles in the social media age, I figured, instead of a lot of "long winded" writing, why not present a collage of quotes and photos? ……for many of you, I hope you enjoy your first experience at "The Ballet"…………
…..a.k.a., "Chicken in a Bag"
If you are cooking for someone and/or having a "Cook Together Date", then you should try cooking Chicken en Papillote, translated, that's "Chicken in a Bag".
Why? It's such a simple way to add "Style Points" to what might have been a generic Chicken Breast meal, and the steam is a great way to "Juicy" up those potentially dry chicken breasts (especially if you add a little wine)
Here is a good recipe for Ginger Mango Chicken en Papillote……
On the Menu
Lemongrass Grilled Shrimp
Pineapple, Cucumber, and Shiso Salad
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