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Monday, April 25, 2011

Healthy Eating

We live in a time where everything is fast and in a hurry. We rarely take the time to just stop and breathe. This fast paced life style that we have been accustomed to makes it hard for one to sit down and prepare a healthy meal. leaving us to grab whatever foods are avaliable to us fast and in a hurry.
This lifestyle is one of the reasons why America is in a state of crisis due to poor diet. We Americans consume too much processed foods that are high in sodium and sugars. We eat too many fast foods which are full of trans fats, not to mention that all of these foods are full of harmful chemical and preservative. When I say harmful I mean to our bodies, our bodies are holistic vessels, when we put harmful chemicals into our bodies they cause alot of problems and illness that people live and suffer through everyday. Substituting more natural foods in the place of process food will do wonder for your health, not to mention save you some money from expensive doctor visits. It is time to make changes people and Another Avenue Cultural Resource Center is the solution to the problem.
Until next time good people
Peace & Love

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Nutritional Epiphany

Peace good people. Thank you for taking some time out of your busy day to check out The Another Avenue blog page. The topic of which I will go in-depth today has to do with being aware of the foods that we are putting in our bodies and the effects that these particular foods cause. People, it is time for a Nutritional Epiphany.  Just little over a year ago, I weighed 359lbs. I would go to the breakfast bar and eat sausage links until my eyes hurt. I was fat. My idea of a healthy meal was baked chicken and canned vegetables that were loaded with butter and bouillon cubes(which is purely MSG). MSG is a excitotoxin which is a chemical transmitter, that as the name suggests, excite the brain to death. Just about everything I was eating contained these harmful toxins, which have also been linked to seizures, stroke, and brain tumors. I started to research topics of this nature and the information that I received led me to my Nutritional Epiphany. I cut beef and pork completely out of my diet and limited myself to fish and chicken occasionally. Once I started consistently eating this way the weight MELTED off of me. I have lost 123lbs since last April, and I feel better than ever before.
     I encourage everyone reading this to watch the movie Food Inc. It goes deep into how the processing companies are damaging the food that people eat before it ever reaches them, which in turn causes your body to eventually break down. Dr. Laila Afrika is also extremely knowledgeable and breaks down matters of the body as well as anyone you will ever see. You can find them both on Youtube. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PUTTING IN YOUR BODY. I can’t stress that enough. Not just for the obvious reason, which is your physical well being, but also for your spirituality. Know what you put in is what you get out, and you are what you eat. Never have clich├ęs been more on point. People it’s time for a Nutritional Epiphany.