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Considering Keto

I know I dont usually jump on any bandwagons, but I’m starting to consider the ketogenic diet.

And not for weight loss, athletic performance, or a six pack of abs.  I heard that the ketogenic diet reverses many disease processes in the body such as brain disease, autoimmune disease and even infectious disease, like STDS.

After all, Dr Sebi cured people of AIDS and his whole spiel was starch free diets.

I’m not a huge fan of pasta and fruit, they satisfy sweet cravings, and I love meat with lots of fat and salt, but I eat one way and not the other because of guilt.

We are brainwashed into thinking meat and fat is bad and sugar and starch is nature.  But this brainwashing only started in the mid 1950s.

Read diet books from a hundred years ago, and they ENCOURAGE butter, eggs, beef, chicken, and bacon.

So maybe I’m a victim of propaganda too?

 

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The Importance of Tai Chi

I cant say enough good things about this Chinese, internal martial art.  Its three main aims are health, meditation, and lastly self defense.

It involves no sparring nor competition and yet it still makes you tougher.  Besides that, it promotes longevity, the circulation of qi and blood, and develops your emotions and spirit a lot like yoga does too.

It is also a form of moving meditation, of stillness in motion, and tai chi practitioners meditate standing up with their eyes open, because meditation should not exclude the outside world.  If you can be calm and serene and still not ignore the outside world, then you are well trained.

I love tai chi, and I will never stop learning and growing.  Peace on you.

Don’t Believe in Diets…

Because they don’t work.  A mostly grain based, produce heavy vegan diet would be best, but since very few have the discipline to do this, and it’s simply not convenient to live in modern society and cook all your own food, I suggest just learning a lot about nutrition and what works for you.

Obviously, if you know anything, the cattle industry is ruining the world.  Chicken and Fish is fine, but too much protein and salt will cause problems down the road.  And all restaurant merchandise is overly greasy, salty, and laden with chemicals.

The best diet is the one that keeps you slim and healthy, spending less on food, and not worried about what to have for dinner.  Nutrition hasn’t changed that much over the past 10,000 years.  Not at all.

If you are obese or diabetic you already have a serious health condition.  Try to educate the young on nutritional science before it is too late for them.  All I am saying is Keto and Paleo and Raw Foods Fructarianism is all a huge mistake and part how the propogandist media (and social media) betray you and confuse you on purpose.

The three worst food types are dairy, sugar, and gluten, and even then there is a time to every purpose under the sun.

For a normal to slightly overweight person, grains and vegetables should be their best friends.  And there seems to be an inverse relationship between animal foods in the diet and health.  Those are two principles you can rely on.

 

Arroz con Pollo

This delightful Spanish term means, ‘rice with chicken’.  It is a classic dish, in Latin American cooking as it is in every other type of cooking.  In fact, you can eat anything with rice, rice is the ultimate cereal crop because it is so easily digestible and has a thousand uses.

I seem to eat some variant of this often, and all the different restaurants and ethnic cuisines offer their version of it.  It’s a classic.

What I’m trying to allude to in this post is that many people get by just eating light protein and some starch, like rice, which is an excellent source of easily digestible starch.  And this works for a long time, but without some variety of vegetables and to a lesser extent fruits, trace mineral deficiencies may rise up if it goes on too long.

Eat a varied diet, and your dietary regimen goes far beyond what you had for dinner last night, or looking forward to tonight.

 

Back in the Saddle…Once Again!

I’ve been thinking over my path in life.  And I’ve been thinking that maybe my whole second degree in graphic design was a mistake.  My original education was in acupuncture, TCM, and a sound foundation in both eastern and western medicine.  Changing to commercial art in my 30’s might not have been the right decision.  My main problem with doing acupuncture or any other aspect of wholistic medicine is that I can’t stay on my feet more than an hour or so, I get back pain.

Rather than try to avoid the problem by getting a career field in something in front of a computer, I should do the opposite and confront my shortcoming in physical health.  So instead of running away from the problem, I am going to solve it at it’s root.

I should be doing more yoga and veganism and spend less time infront of the computer.  The computer is a useful tool for reaching many people, but it should not be the main thing in work, play, or anything else.  It is just technology.

More of my life and career should be involved in yoga, health, veganism, and educating people who’ve essentially been lied to by the government, the media, and big business.

It would be a pity to stop posting on this blog after a good 2 and a half year run.  So I just wanted to let the people who read this blog know, I’m back in the health business.

The End of an Era

Things are shifting in my life and career, and I feel the end is near for this blog.  2019 is almost here, and in April 2019 I will have the choice of spending another hundred dollars to keep the domain name or let it revert to nativefitness.wordpress.com which is much bulkier and less easy to remember.

The thing is, I’m tired of talking about nutrition.  It’s not that complicated.  Protein and Vegetables.  Fruit and Honey should be seen as a side.  Dairy and Grain is the worst.  At the end of the day, it’s calories in and calories out.  If you understand this, you can eat garbage and still be lean and in robust health.

I want to focus on creating visual art and writing about it to explain it to the audience.  I have to let go of my TCM education.

I dont want to leave all my followers, readers, and fellow bloggers here on wordpress.

I just want to tell them that I have a new website http://www.lioravnidesignwriter.com and I post on a new blog within the site, I keep people up to date, and I have a Works page where people can preview or purchase my art designs.

Believe me, you don’t need my nutritional advice, and this blog will never go away, it will just remain under a longer, unwieldy domain name.

See you on the flip side.

Diets Don’t Work

Don’t define your eating style as one way and one way only.  Neither low carb, ketogenic diet is really built for the long haul, and neither is veganism.  It’s temporary action which builds temporary results.

The main thing with diet and exercise is, we’re all unique.  In fact, you don’t have to define yourself in general.  No matter how many words you use, you’ll always be missing something and your theory won’t be accurate.

The basic premise a severely overweight person needs to know is that calories in vs calories out is the main thing.  You have to be in a caloric deficit to lose weight.  The easiest way to reduce calories is to reduce sugar.  And if you keep protein high at every meal, your muscles won’t atrophy as you reduce in weight.  My idea of high is like 30 grams at each meal, nothing crazy.

You should also plan your day around regular meals at regular times.  9am, 12 noon, and 5pm is the best.  Sometimes you can sneak  in the mysterious fourth meal at night.  Try not to graze all day long.  That’s not good for your blood sugar or your pancreatic enzymes, which are limited.

In Spain, as in many European countries, people eat and drink light during the day, and on the way home from work, they stop by the food market or farmer’s market to buy what they will cook that night.  This is truly natural living, to integrate work, sleep, rest, play and eating into one cohesive lifestyle.

Americans are not so lucky in that sense.  They don’t get to have a leisurely, harmonious life.  It seems like their priorities need working on.  But I digress.

 

Promoting Myself

My mission is to help people lead better lives.  Whether it’s acupuncture, or art, or music, I want people to feel some consolation.  Recently, I joined a website that helps professionals get clients.  Soon after, I got an email saying I was chosen as one of the best in my area.

So I wrote this post just to show off that I earned a badge which tells people how popular my services are.
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Remember, it doesn’t take one needle or one touch to effect a change.  It takes intent, and my intent is to educate the world about health so they won’t be slaves to the medical system.

Worst of the Worst, Dairy Products.

The first nutritional advice they gave me at my acupuncture school, was, don’t eat dairy!  And the real trick is, the worst part about it is certainly not the fat, nor the sugar, but milk protein.

I know I talk a lot about yogurt and kefir on this blog.  And butter too, which has really been exonerated from being a pernicious, dangerous food.

But it’s not the milkfat which is the problem.  On the other hand, butter and ghee is healthy for the most part.  And it’s not the lactose, or milk sugar, which really hurts people.  You should know that lactose is a disaccharide and causes tremendous problems while being in the human body.

It’s the milk protein.  It is allergenic, creates problems like inflammation in whatever part of you is vulnerable, and is ultimately the worst.  Things like milk and cheese, while being really tasty, are ultimately a cause of great problems.  And the countries that consume the most dairy products have the highest rates of osteoperosis.

I feel like much of my problems, being mental or physical, are inflammed by drinking milk and eating other dairy products for pure indulgence.  Mistakenly, people in the west think milk, sugar, and bread are staples when the opposite is true.  They are the worst foods imaginable.

The best substitutes for cow’s milk is coconut milk, almond milk, and I’m gonna go out on a limb and even say rice milk.  Rice milk is one of my favorite foods even though I rarely have it because I drink the whole container on the first day after the grocery haul.

The one thing people who study Chinese Medicine are told is, dairy is bad.  That is the message of this post.

If you are interested…

If you are interested in a short read and a condensed primer on healthy lifestyle in the same vein as my blog, I just published a small ebook today.  It summarizes in 7 short chapters a lot of knowledge and experience and observation.

I finally got around to publishing my book, which I named, ‘Sport and Physical Culture’.  Originally, I wanted to call my book ‘Taoist Nutrition Made Easy’ or some other title relating to my Chinese Medicine education, but didn’t want the association with either religion or medicine.

This is a brief summary of wholistic lifestyle for anyone, if you want to improve your health and well-being.  In very few pages, I cover topics like nutrition, exercise, sport, sexology, psychology and even zen.

I know I am not a doctor, but rather have a degree in Acupuncture and also digital design.  I’m qualified to write this book because I have the knowledge and the desire to teach people how to go from sickness to health.

Consider looking at the sample chapter and see if the book has something to offer you.

Lior

Sport and Physical Culture

The link above is to my About Author Page, the one below, to Amazon to sample and purchase the ebook.