Our garden has started producing lots of lovely things for us to eat.
The strawberry patch started ripening this week, today was our 3rd productive day, and it produced a good half-bowl-full today. There is masses of fruit this year, best year ever by the looks of it, and we should get a full bowl of strawberries every day for the next month.
Also today, most people treat dandelions in the garden as weeds - but I eat them.
I had ‘organic’ local (my garden!), seasonal (it’s summer!) dandelion leaves in my breakfast (with scrambled eggs), and lunch (salad) and dinner (salad again) today. Also chives from my garden in my salad to add a little spice, and fresh mint leaves (my mint is in abundance again this year) for making mint tea - just stick half a dozen leaves in a cup and pour on boiled water.
Great day today - I love free food! Thanks Mother Nature!
A friend of mine, Graham brown, whom I have known for about 15 years now, runs a great blog over at Barefoot Journal. Graham and I have worked together over the years, and we share interests in endurance sport and entrepreneurship. Graham is writing an excellent blog at Barefoot Journal and I recommend you check it out, especially the 23 slides at the top of his “What is barefoot?” page.
Graham reminded me today of this excellent quote from Jacob Bronowski:
“It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.”
Oh that SO resonates with how I feel about health and nutrition. This is what’s behind MotherNaturesDiet. Study, learn, read…but question everything.
There is a saying to us parents “It is important to teach our children HOW to think, not WHAT to think” and we should apply it to ourselves too!
Open minds, and open hearts, can make the world a much better, and healthier, place.
Hey folks, I recorded this little video today, all about why MND is not some fad diet thing, but is in fact a long term lifestyle for those committed completely to living in a state of abundant good heath for many decades. This video explains how I hope to eventually make MND into my full time career, how I hope to earn my living serving you through MotherNaturesDiet, and how this whole thing probably won’t appeal to 99% of the population.
Check out the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBRewO7M-lk
Let me know what you think, and please feel free to share with a friend if you think it will help them.
Stay healthy, stay happy!
It would seem, sadly, that just being slim and healthy and being a gorgeous model isn’t good enough anymore, the aresholes in the media have to set the bar impossibly high, such that no one will ever reach the goal of looking like the images we see in magazines and on billboards.
As long as they keep pushing these impossible standards, people keep buying the crap they are selling…diet pills, slimming powders, vitamin supplements, contour shaping underwear, skin creams, botox injections, make up, beauty products…it’s all bullshit.
It’s just bullshit marketing, designed to make money, it’s bordering on being as irresponsible as pushing drugs, nicotine and alcohol. On the one hand, they try to sell alco-pops and beer as “cool” and “desirable”…yet drinking that shit makes you fat and unhealthy. Then they use other media images to tell you to buy diet and beauty products because the media is trying to convince us all we are fat and we are not beautiful enough.
No matter how many young girls starve themselves, no matter how many women are made to feel inadequate, no matter how many young men grow up thinking love is like in a porn movie, no matter how many fat middle-aged men can’t see their dicks under their beer bellies and suffer erectile dysfunction, no matter how much diabetes is on the rise yet slimming products have had all the fat taken out and been replaced with pancreas-damaging sugar…they just keep photo-shopping fake images of perfection, pushing us harder every year to spend money buying into false, unachievable ideas of perfection.
Ban the airbrush.
Stop the bullshit.
Be beautiful on the INSIDE first, then the outside will follow.
Part 3 of 3.
How does MotherNaturesDiet differ from The Paleo Diet or The Primal Blueprint?
This post is a 3-part complete appraisal of how I see MotherNaturesDiet in comparison to the Paleo or Primal diet movement.
Paleo-Reality Part 1: What’s right and wrong about paleo diets.
Paleo-Reality Part 2: Introducing The PI Diet – The Pre-Industrial Diet.
...first, these will help this to all make more sense, thanks!
Part 2 of 3.
This post is a complete appraisal of how I see MotherNaturesDiet in comparison to the Paleo or Primal diet movement.
Please read Part 1 first: Paleo-Reality Part 1: What’s right and wrong about paleo diets.
Summary of this post:
MotherNaturesDiet is NOT ‘just another paleo diet’, copied from The Paleo Diet or The Primal Blueprint Diet.
While I truly 100% support The Paleo Diet and The Primal Blueprint, I think a lot of the people following the Paleo movement are, frankly, getting it wrong and missing the point.
I do not think we need to look back as far as The Paleolithic Era to see where things went wrong with the human diet.
MotherNaturesDiet is slowly becoming “The Pre-Industrial Diet”. I believe the Industrial Revolution is where it all went wrong. MND remains MND, but it is also ‘The PI Diet’.
This post is packed with masses of common sense thinking, explaining a few fundamental holes in ‘Paleo Diet’ logic, exploring the truth behind The Discordance Hypothesis, and looking at where so much about our modern diet really went wrong, with the mechanization and industrialization of agriculture.
Read on for more…
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