The “All Organic” Tropical Resort: Kittitian Hill, St. Kitts, West Indies

Kittitian Hill is is a milestone luxury resort set on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean West Indies. It is accompanied by the 400 acre Belle Mont Farm.

At the heart of Kittitian hills lies a holistic philosophy of sustainable development, that influences every decision, every detail.

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Girl Talk: Beauty Behind the Mask (Part 2) ….more DIY Facial Masks

….and other DIY facial care !!!

I didn't know I had so many DIY holistic skin care facial formulas on file, and so many masquerade costume mask photos on file on my computer…..so lets do it again!!!

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Men’s Health: Foods and Nutrients for Male Vitality (Part 4)

My boy Will Smith is pushing 47 years old in 2015, so for sure he can be considered what we call an
"Old School Playa', from the Himalaya" .

Will is making all of us "old guys" look good, so I figured a "Fresh Prince" photo shoot would be a good backdrop  for this next batch of nutrients nature designed for us men in our 40's and 50's.

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Body, (Part 25), a.k.a., “Beautiful” (The Carnival Slideshow)

Its that time of year again down in Rio, and since I can't be there, I can be there, ya dig?

…and Snoop and Pharrell are gonna kick a little Hip-Hop/Samba Flava' in the hot track, "Beautiful"  

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Body, (Part 24), a.k.a., “Shoop” (The “Tatted Dudes” Slideshow)

So, like clockwork, every six months those "complaints" trickle in from some of my female readers, that there are not enough men in my "Body" Slideshows.

Well, the customer is always right, so I put this one together to keep the "female wolves" at bay for a while.

And my girls "Salt & Pepa", from back in the day, are gonna kick the title track "Shoop".

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Style Points!!! Eggs Wrapped in Sweet Bell Bepper

You must know by now, if you check out my recipes, I'm a big fan of low maintenance recipes that look like I actually know what the hell I am doing.

I do admit I am a gazillion miles away from being a master chef, but when it comes to choosing healthy, real food ingredients, I boldly profess I know what the hell I'm doing there.

Here is an easy-peezie egg recipe, something cool to impress my rare Sunday Morning company, when I need to whip something out of my "Batman's Utility Belt of Recipes", to hook her up with a little breakfast in bed with a little bit of style, maybe a few mimosas, a little Michael Franks on the stereo on a lazy Sunday morn… you feel me?

It's all about style points and presentation, ..talking about the eggs, not the previous night's romance :)

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EXPOSED!!! Your Herbal Supplements Might Be a “Sham” ……sigh

79% of DNA tests didn't find ANY sign of plants listed on the label :(

DNA tests on some store-brand herbal supplements showed that nearly four of five didn't have the ingredients listed on the labels, and a large number didn't have a botanical substance of any kind, according to findings from the New York state attorney general's office.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the results Tuesday as he asked GNC Holdings Inc.(GNC), Target Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, which owns Duane Reade, to stop sales of store-brand herbal supplements that either had ingredients that couldn't be verified or had ingredients not on the labels.

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Home Cookin’ !!! “Crazy Colorful” Vegetarian, in a Canadian Home that’s “Just A Little Crazy” with Color

[photo credit]

I love all the homes I post in my "Home Cookin', Great Homes Great Food" blog section (which is why I post them).

But so far, this home on Salt Spring Island in Western Canada, near Washington State,  speaks to me the most. Why? I don't know, LOL!!!

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Girl Talk: “Why I Had My Breast Implants Removed” –Melissa Gilbert

Actress and "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert tweeted this week [first week Jan-2015], that the surgery to remove her breast implants "went great" and now "the recovery begins." Gilbert, 50, also took to her blog a week before the surgery to explain the decision to remove the implants.

"This post is all about breasts," she started. "Specifically, this is all about mine because next week I'm having surgery to remove my implants permanently …. I am concerned for my health, and, I don't like the way they look or feel. Frankly, I'd like to be able to take a Zumba class without the fear that I'll end up with two black eyes."

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The Perks of Implementing Yoga into Your New Year

….by guest writer Amanda Kaestner

"Not only is yoga excellent for flexibility, but it is also a great tool for longevity
and injury prevention, as it allows for internal body awareness."       -Kyle Shewfelt

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The “Octopus” Tomato Tree WOW!!!

This was too interesting not to post……….Gardners are saying, "What the heck"? So the short verson is…………….

The Miracle Tree Octopus F1 grows to 13 feet (4meter) and above and is grown for 1.2-1.5 years. In the first 7-8 months, the plants do not give fruit to form a tomato tree. The rest of the time – a period of fruit formation and fruiting. Square crown of tomato F1 Octopus is 40-50 square meters.

Record harvest – 14 000 tomatoes, weighing 1500 kg (3000 lbs.).  It is normally held up by a large trellis.

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New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries”: “Cruise Control” ….on the Azimut Yacht

On the Menu: Dining at Sea ….. (on Cruise Control)

to go to the post, click on any of the photos, or click here

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Girl Talk: How Manuka Honey Saved My “Vanity Sanity”

[photo source]

I'm glad to see some women starting to take me up on my invite to come on in and participate in my "Girl Talk" blog section.

I originally only wanted to write a few articles myself to get it started, and let the ladies come in and share health and wellness ideas, stories, experiences, beauty tips……you know, "Girl Talk".

Then, I can focus on my "Men's Health" section.

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UnderArmour: “I Will What I Want” –Sloane Stephens

"You fight and fight. Get every ball back, run every ball down and never, ever doubt."
–Sloane Stephens

Up and coming Professional Tennis star Sloane Stevens is approaching age 22 in 2015, and her quote above tells me Ms. Stephens knows tennis, and knows about the "bigger game" we're all playing.

Sloane is one of the "Front Women" for the Under Armour "I Will What I Want" campaign.

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Tapas Time!!! “Freestyle” Seafood Salad [or whatever] Stuffed Tomatoes

If I can sneak in a little "health science" here before we get down to business, shrimp and crab are both
seafoods that are very low in mercury, so I would never let that concern stop me from enjoying them.

Although, beware of imported, farm raised shrimp and crab, because they can be vulnerable to excessive toxins. Whatever you think of Whole Foods, they can be depended on for quality, Wild Caught Seafood.

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A Farewell to ESPN’s Stuart Scott, 1965 – 2015

I'm not one for immortalizing or idolizing people, but I had to do a little something for ESPN's Stuart Scott, who succumbed to cancer at age 49.

I really liked him, the quintessential  "half professional", and "half street smart" sportscaster. He was one of the influences to how I do my website, keep it knowledgeable, make it fun, make it a "little hip", just be yourself.

Well, that's all I'll say, I'm kinda bummed out…..praying for your family brotha.

P.S., "BOO-YAAAH" !!!

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Men’s Health: The Devil in a Blue Dress (Don’t fall for the Viagra Woman’s temptations)

…..cause Viagra is dangerous, and for me, thanks to advanced nutrition, not necessary

There are so many ways I can go with this article, but its gotta be written. So, it's "Plan A", which is to write whatever comes out of my brain and off my fingers.

The new Viagra Commercials that are popping up during football games piss me off so much, and insult my intelligence so much, that I have to throw a punch back for the sake of natural holistic wellness.

I don't like to play the "God Card", but I "think" the heavenly powers put me in through this experience for me to lay my experiences on the altar, for all men to see, and learn from………..

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My Top 10 Things to Remove From Your Diet (For a Healthier 2015)

Welcome 2015!!! I wanted to put this Top 10 list together for anyone ready to get that "New You" going, to take back your health and wellness, but may need a little direction in where to start…I got you covered :)

I'm not cutting and pasting off the web here, this list is the culmination of the things I have taken out of my diet during my wellness journey, and I am always feeling great and never sick, and although I was always slim with no weight issues, my waist is the same size as 30 years ago (and trust me, I LIKE TO EAT!!!).

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Body, (Part 23), a.k.a., “Da Butt”

I think I can be trusted by the mainstream "fitspo" audience to create a "presentation" of that most intriguing bodypart that's not obnoxious, but at the same time, not so boring it's not worth watching.

Spike Lee masterfully directed the video "Da Butt" below, and since I am the Spike Lee of Wellness Blogging, let me "masterfully" direct this latest "fitspo" slideshow.

Cause we all know, everybody, male and female, whether we admit it or not, are "Doing Da' Butt!!!"

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Food for Thought: The YouTube Farmer

Professional Football Player walks away from a $37 million contract to start a farm to help feel the hungry.

At one point, number 60, Jason Brown, was one of the best centers in the NFL. At one point he had a five-year, $37 million contract with the St. Louis Rams.

And at one point he decided it was all meaningless – and just walked away from football, to do, of all things, become a farmer!!!

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Home Cookin’ !!! Casual Caribbean Cuisine on an “Island in the Sun”, at the “Wali Nikiti” House, British Virgin Islands

Grilled Shrimp, Avocado, Fennel, and Orange Salad
Tropical Fruit Salad
Jerk Chicken
Costa Rican Watermelon Mojito Popsicles

I actually stayed on Scrub Island,  a small private island in the British Virgin Islands, at the upscale Scrub Island Resort, also home of the home to the "beyond unique", the so called "house with no walls" named Wali Nikiti.

I wrote a couple of posts about that amazing stay, one called "My Island, Scrub Island", another called "Breezin' My Perfect Caribbean Breakfast" and still another called the
Quest for Organic Produce in the BVI.

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Cool Fitness Gear (Part 1)

Above: Nike "Hyperstrong" Impact Resistant Workout-Practice Gear (click photo above for more info)

Just a "Fit-Spiration",  "Made for Browsing", co-ed article that popped in my head, of some of the latest "cool stuff" in fitness apparel and accessories.

We all know cool gear can be good motivation to run, workout, yoga……….. you feel me :)

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Girl Talk: DIY Skin and Body Care (Part 5) … a.k.a., “The Yellow Article”

BTW, the photo above, that's how women look to me while I'm dreaming……..

Anyhooz, don't get me wrong, thumbing through dozens of photos of beautiful women makes these type of articles fun to write, for a "typical guy" who loves beautiful women… blogging is such hard work LOL!!!

But, more importantly, as a health and wellness nut (my other passion besides looking at beautiful women), I always get a sense of satisfaction knowing I might help motivate someone to take control of what they feed their skin and body, you know, by making health and wellness "hip and trendy" :)

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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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Misty Copeland
The lone African American in the American Ballet Theater

 

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

 

"Do the 'Funky Chicken' " (Part 3)
Creative chicken recipes made healthy

 

Cool Fitness Gear!!! (Part 1)

 

"The Wanderlust Food Diaries"
"Cruise Control" On the Azimut Yacht
On the Menu: Dining at Sea

 

"Body", (Part 25)
a.k.a. "Beautiful"
...the Carnival Slideshow

 

"Body", (Part 24)
a.k.a. "Shoop"
...the 'Tatted Dudes' Slideshow

 

The Dangers of Soy

 

My Top 10 Breast Cancer Prevention Superfoods (Part 2)

 

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

 

Buying Natural Skin and Body Care, (Part 4)
a.k.a., "The Yellow Article"

 

Healthy Herb Fries

 

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 "You Tube Farmer"
Athlete walks away from $37 mil contract to farm for the hungry

 

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"





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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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