I had promised myself in 2012 to get Green Tea into my daily regiment due to it's amazing health and healing properties, which go all the way to the level of cancer prevention.
For example, I make a big batch of green tea, let it cool, and put it in a half gallon glass container, and use it as part of the liquid mixture in my daily smoothies. Adding papaya chunks to that smoothie allow me to reap the cancer fighting benefits of Green Tea combined with Papaya.
I run across a great set of legs every now and then in real life. And when I see a pair cross my path like Haley's Comet, somewhat toned and/or muscular, but stopping short of a "she must be on steroids" look, I have to go up and give her a non threatening compliment.
These are female pictures only, for those who need to see some guys, check out "Body, Part 6",
I know I gotta play fair
Anyhoo, the rockers "ZZ Top" from my college MTV days are gonna kick the title track of this "Body" segment, "She's Got Legs". (more…)
Cost of new hairdo from that New York salon that takes 4 weeks to book an appointment $195 (more…)
Please guys, I'm not a doctor, I don't need anyone anyone "popping pills" without knowing what they are doing, getting a heart attack, and then suing me. But this subject matter is too important for overall male health for me not to write this post.
I think those Viagra, Cialis, and other TV commercials are going in totally the wrong direction, and those man-made drugs are TOTALLY DANGEROUS, UNSAFE, and come nowhere near addressing the underlying issues with male biochemistry as we get older.
I know for fact Mother Nature has all the answers we need to keep us young and active, as pertains to this subject and all others.
make sure you read my notes below the slideshow
I remember growing up, observing my father in the kitchen, when Sunday was his one day to take over the kitchen and cook, that he was always pouring beer on his creations. I found it "interesting", to say the least.
Well, like father, like son. I don't drink that much beer anymore, maybe 8 or 9 beers a year, which I still love with a hearty, healthy burger when I am out, iced tea just doesn't hit the spot.
I'm kinda into this smooth Italian beer called Peroni lately, and although more sophisticated that the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer in cans that my father would use, I think I'm still "keeping it real"
Here is a recipe for Brazilian Beer Marinated Chicken.
Just Sharing a pic (as I occasionally do) ~stay healthy~
I knew this day would come. I suppose it's been here for a while, but this is the day I researched it and came with so much evidence, it was nauseating.
Bottom lime, GMO's is starting to show up in our organic food supply, in various forms. For example, organic farms can find their product cross pollinated by GMO farms nearby, and also through other means, like downright deceit.
Deceit in the sense of, as an example, a truckload of supposedly organic corn is expected to be delivered to an organic wholesaler. Upon analysis of the corn kernels, it was found that 1/5 of the corn kernels are GMO. And no one knows how they got there.
Monsanto, you're killing me………..literally (more…)
"Things are never as bad as they seem, you just gotta learn to see the forest for the trees"
There is a 222 acre nature park named Tualatin Hills near Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton Oregon, and I started walking through it to get to work, and at lunch, since the weather has got warm.
I try not to be the type that portrays that he has got it all together, I'm in general pleased with my personal, spiritual and mental development, but one "stickler" about me is that so far as having a still and quiet mind, on a scale of 1 to 10, ten being a totally quite minded "Zen Master", I would have to rate myself about a 2.
…..However, walking amongst the trees to work through the Tualatin Hills has bumped my stillness up a couple of points. (more…)
I get the feeling from the comments from my readers make about my recipes, that I am winning the war against those who don't think that healthy eating can be delicious eating.
Now its time to go on the offensive, hit at the jugular vein of the enemy, and launch and attack on their most loyal troops….that is, those who love treats and sweets.
I say that no doubt, with the highest quality ingredients, even sweet treat treats like this 5 ingredient honey ice cream, will blow away those poor quality treats that the enemy army mass produces.
We got the "bad guys" on the run!!!!!!!! (more…)
Maca is a nutrient dense plant that grows in the harsh conditions of the Andes Mountains in Peru. It can be purchased in powdered form and is great in smoothies!!!
I wrote a well received article on Maca, and its benefits to women over 40, I just wanted to touch upon the great benefits of maca for men's health.
From overseas studies, maca has been shown to help in shrinking the prostate in experiments with laboratory rats. There are extensive testimonies from men in the USA about red maca's benefits for prostate health, but US studies are lacking, you know how that works, the medical establishment can't profit from natural remedies and cures. That's cool, but I can profit my health by using them…….. (more…)
I know this seems like such a trivial subject to write a whole blogpost on, but running across this little "tidbit" of information opened up fish "Fish Grilling World" to me.
I love to grill fish, but the fish tends to break apart on the grill, especially those flaky white fishes. My favorite, salmon, has a tendency to lose the skin, which is very nutritious, whether on the grill or when cooking on a frying pan with oil.
The solution? Grill or fry the fish sitting on top of lemons. So brilliant yet so simple…………………….
I wanted to "introduce" an amazing plant that I have been researching named Kwao Krua Kao. This is the exact same herb I wrote about in my recent breast cancer prevention article where I used its other name, Pueraria mirifica, just wanna use its second name here.
Note I say "introduce" this herb as opposed to "run out and buy" without doing your own homework. I'm just saying my female readers who have instincts for the power of nature's plants and herbs might want to "take a peek" at it.
I wanted to write this follow up article, since not only is this herb a potent breast cancer fighter, but it has other amazing qualities that contribute to female youthfulness and vitality.
I thought these chic modern women, presented alongside info on the ancient healing properties of Kwao Krua Kao, would present and interesting contrast for this segment of "Girl Talk".
On the Menu: Crab Cakes Made Healthy
One of my personal favorite flicks, with great music, and as always, another "Oscar Worthy" performance by the way too underrated Jeffrey Wright as Blues artist Muddy Waters.
…..and a note on why I don't get too uptight about occasionally eating so called "scavengers", that is, shrimp, crab, and lobster
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The quick comment, as I make with all my bread recipes, is that I'm not a huge bread eater anymore, but I still love occasional fresh baked quality bread, and I utilize papaya enzymes to digest gluten. Just thinking "outside the box" to address the gluten free, grain free movements.
Anyhoo, tricking friends into eating healthy is almost "no contest" anymore, except for the fact that I love see reactions when I whip something up, like these Salmon Sliders with a quality, zesty sauce like this homemade Chipotle Mayo.
Always cracks me up when watching the game with one of my brothers or other friends, as they bite into it and you catch them looking at the sandwich, saying mmmmmmm, what is this? (more…)
Although I eat tons of veggies, I'm not a vegetarian, and doubt if I ever will be.
I do however, like to prepare some "non-meat treats", and just to keep in practice with some non meat recipes, which comes into play if, for example, you have vegetarian friends, or are throwing a party and want to have some tasty vegetarian dishes.
Sweet potatoes and carrots are two nutritional powerhouses, and when roasted in oil, they make a very filling treat. Something about that quality olive oil or coconut oil that I roast with that will somehow fill me up, and satisfy just like eating meat. (more…)
I'm not a super big coffee drinker, on most days at work I drink my Maca Coffee, which is much better than java to me.
I do still love regular coffee on some days however, especially on those "lazy Sundays" where the world slows down, and I actually have an hour or two to live in the moment. Something about that aroma.
Whatever my breakfast drink of choice is for a given day, I find that adding my favorite herbs, spices, and liquid extracts to that cup of "hot stuff", it gives me an amazing "vibration", a very smooth energy burst, a pleasantly eerie and very subtle great feeling.
I've always been a fan of the "One Shining Moment" collage at the end of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, something about it I just love every year. And I love that song!!!
Just wanted to share this year's segment of the memorable moments of the NCAA basketball tournament. I think the Network will remove this video from YouTube soon, so check it out while it's out there.
Aw man!!! I tried this for the first time today, and had to rush home to write about it. This is an awesome exercise!!!!
We all know that Danica Patrick has no problem showing us what she got. That's not the point here.
However, Danica's cameo appearance, along with Dale Earnhardt Jr., in Jay-z 's hot video "Show Me What You Got" will set the theme for this latest batch of hard bodies.
…….and they are going to show us what they got
Okay, as a youthful 50 years old, I thought I had it going on, zipping up and down the basketball court at the gym like a 30 year old, but Wendy Ida is putting all of us to shame.
But I ain't "hating", just embracing, admiring, and being inspired, so welcome Wendy Ida to my elite "Fifty, Fit , and Fabulous" Club, along with myself, actress A. J. Johnson, and the "Dynamic Duo" Theresa "Raw T" Jordan Gervel Sampson.
More amazing is that she is Fifty Plus Ten, that is, she just turned 60 !!!! (more…)
Just sharing a pic (as I occasionally do) ~stay healthy~
Sriracha is a type of hot sauce, named after the coastal city of Si Racha, in the Chonburi Province of Eastern Thailand. You can replace the Sriracha with you favorite "spicy stuff" if you want.
I love chicken thighs, mainly since they are so juicy, and I am not afraid of fat, or shall I say, not afraid of "fats from healthy sources". Fats from quality pasture raised chickens are definitely on my thumbs up list.
Here is a recipe for simple, but fiesty, vibrant, and spicy Sriracha Lime Chicken Skillet (more…)
I'm not trying to disrespect scientists and researchers, I'm sure they are hard working people just like the rest of us.
It's perhaps their superiors, and all the "higher ups" in the medical industry, scientific community, and drug industries, and their "Nutty Professor" mindset that I am taking issue with. This quick post came about in my recent research on plants that have been shown to prevent and/or reverse certain cancers.
I just kept running across a very strange tidbit that I never thought of before, so far as what scientists attempt to do when they run across some cancer preventing plant. To me, it seems so absurd and "nutty", especially from people that are supposed to be ten times smarter than the rest of us.
……and I think the result of that "nuttiness" is nothing but more cancer, more misery, more suffering, more death…..and more ignorance. (more…)
Ladies First !!!! I think I took care of the ladies with my articles Ayurvedic Skin Care and my other well received article Natural Cosmetics and Skin Care (The "In Vogue" article) From the comments, I seemed to put in some good work
Now, let's handle some business for "the fellas", obviously a subject that is near and dear to me, that being natural men's skin, body, and hair care.
This post, and the recipes within are not necessarily only for men of color, although I will have to touch upon some specific concerns I have such as shaving for black men. I think all men might get some use out of these formulas.
So, while I get ready for today's NCAA Final Four Basketball action, shall we begin? (more…)