Children of the Korn

Corn is virtually indestructible.  If the Mayans were right and the world as we know it comes to an end on December 21st of this year, corn will be the first to rear its ugly head through the ashes and rubble as it gasps for air on the 22nd.  It will thrive because it has been engineered to survive.  The hydrochloric acid in your stomach has no impact on a kernel of corn   It remains un-phased by anything your digestive system can throw at it. That one kernel will travel about 25 feet and come into contact with a surface area the size of a tennis court.  Your body will make every effort to extract from it anything it can use and yet it will exit your body with the same volume, dimensions, and color it had when you ate it.  You might as well have swallowed a quarter; your body does not want or need corn.

According to researchers, the average supermarket contains about 45,000 products and about half of them contain corn in some form or another.  There is corn oil, corn flour, corn starch, and corn syrup, the worst of all, which provides us with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).  How sweet it is!  Cornflakes, popcorn, soda, pastries, candy and countless other filler products we reward ourselves with give us our daily dose of corn.  It’s in our paint and even on our dental floss.

Monsanto, the corporate mutant, which in a little over 100 years of existence, has managed to infiltrate almost every kitchen on the globe, just like a cockroach.  In its corporate statement it says it “cannot survive without farmers,” and yet it is the farmers who cannot survive without Monsanto and its brethren.  They have brought us Agent Orange, Roundup, and GMOs.  They sell their seeds annually to farmers who have little choice but to buy them.  Those who don’t routinely have lawsuits brought against them for patent infringement when the wind blows the wrong way and some of those bio-engineered seeds end up in their field.  These companies are ruthless.  Check all your labels and stop consuming corn in any form.  Listen to your body.  Now that you know, you are responsible for yourself and those you love!

Read the article about Monsanto and Organ Failure:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/12/monsantos-gmo-corn-linked_n_420365.html

And also the blog of Informed Americans:

http://informedamericans.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/top-10-facts-you-should-know-about-monsanto/

Paleo Carrot Cake

                               COOKING TIME: 20 min SERVINGS: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil,
  • 2 Tbs vanilla
  • 2 Tbs raw honey or Raw Coconut Nectar
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp orange extract or 1 Tlbs grated  orange rind,1 tsp nutmeg, 1 Tbls cinnamon
  • 1 tsp each salt/baking soda/baking powder (no      aluminium)
  • 3 cups shredded carrot (three large carrots)
  • 2 cups unsweetened raisins or dry blueberries
  • Icing: 1 full fat” can of Organic Coconut Milk, cinnamon, vanilla      extract,
  •  1 Tbs raw honey or Raw Coconut Nectar

DIRECTIONS:

  • Put the coconut milk in the freezer until you are ready to do the icing.
  • Preheat oven to 325° F.
  • Beat the egg yolks and honey (or coconut nectar) together.
  • Mix almond flour and baking powder.
  • Mix in shredded carrot, orange extract (or orange rind)and add to almond flour mix
  • Add raisin or blueberries, nutmeg and cinnamon
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold in.
  • Spoon into a greased loose bottomed 9 inch spring form pan.
  • Bake for about 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely

Icing Instructions:

  • Scoop out all the thickened coconut cream, (the water is left over. Don’t discard the water, use it to drink or in a shake)
  • After scooping it out, add a little cinnamon and vanilla, and whip it in a mixing bowl with the honey or coconut nectar until it begins to thicken. Spread on the cake

ENJOY!

If you like this recipe there are more available on my website

http://fit-na.com/recipes.html

Paleo Diet or Primal Diet ?

The Main Differences

The main difference between the Paleo and the Primal diet concerns the inclusion of dairy products. While Wolf and Cordain suggest eliminating dairy products, especially during the initial months, Sisson does not have any objection against the consumption of good quality, full-fat dairy products, such as butter, cream and full-fat yogurt. The Primal diet recommends choosing dairy products from pastured animals and consuming them raw instead of pasteurized. The Paleo diet does not forbid the consumption of dairy products but recommends that they be removed for a while and then reintroduced at a later time to assess your individual tolerance.

Allowed Foods

The foods that constitute the foundation of the Paleo and Primal diets are very similar: animal protein and fats as well as nutrient-dense produce. Both the Paleo and Primal diets recommend choosing high-quality foods, such as grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free-range chicken and eggs, wild-caught fish and game meat. These foods have a better omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, making them less inflammatory and better for your body. Seasonal vegetables, fruits, tubers and nuts also are a big part of both diets. Wolf and Sisson both encourage the selection of locally grown and organic produce as much as possible. Coconut oil is another fat used by both Paleo and Primal dieters.

Whether you decide to follow the Paleo or the Primal diet, you need to limit all grains, especially the gluten-containing ones, as well as processed foods, sugars and legumes, which include not only beans and lentils but also soy and peanuts. All types of grain products are described as having a poor nutrient density in addition to having the potential to trigger health problems because of the antinutrients and gluten they contain. Cordain, Wolf and Sisson all recommend eliminating processed foods made with sugars, high omega-6 vegetable oils and chemicals from your diet

Not Another Diet!

If  you commit to altering your eating choices for good and if you engage in some regular physical activities you will notice remarkable physical changes in your body.  You will also experience a buoyed, positive state of mind.  I have experienced the priceless euphoria of  feeling fantastic inside and out as have countless individuals I have coached over the past eight years.

It’s never too late to start doing the right thing.  As I child I ate so much of the wrong food that I am amazed I’m still alive.  Until the age of fifty, I consumed a 12-pack of Diet Pepsi every single day.    I ate principally fried foods, a ton of bread, potato chips, donuts, bagels, pizza, and ice cream.  My favorite snack was Twizzlers.  I still glance over at them when I do the grocery shopping.  You will be tempted by all the “forbidden fruit” constantly, every day for the rest of  your life.  We are food junkies.  It’s the way we were brought up and the way Wall St.,  Madison Ave., and Washington, D.C. want us to be.  If you want to get the food monkey off your back, you will no doubt need help!

The two best performing stocks in the Dow for 2011 were McDonalds and Kraft Foods.  The pharmaceutical spin doctors and agribusiness thugs fared well too.  On its website, Kraft proudly calls itself “a global snacks powerhouse” and its CEO speaks of how “our virtuous (sic) cycle of investment continues to pay off…”  Kraft brings us Oreos, Oscar Mayer, Wheat Thins, Cadbury, and Crystal Light to mention just a few.  Visit their website and realize that not one of their products should ever find its way into your kitchen cupboard.  Get rid of them, get over them, and get on with your life!

All this muck is wreaking havoc within your body. Whole wheat is not better for you, it’s 3 times as bad.  You should not be eating any grain at all, ever.  Do some research and discover why. You’ve gobbled up all the hype and half-truths for so many years.  There are so many honest, informative, and accessible books available that you have no excuse not to find out what you are putting in your most precious asset – your body.  Get mad, get out of your chair, get out of your house and take your life back.  Kiss the comfort foods good-bye and welcome back a body that looks and feels good.  Find comfort in your own well-being.  Discover a new way to nourish yourself with real food that tastes real good.  Fitna means “revolt” and I can help you to effect your own metamorphosis to becoming truly fit.

We Are Addicted To Food!

The word “diet” comes from the Greek and signifies “way of life.”

If you want to enjoy the rest of your life you must begin to treat your body as your closest friend, rather than a cumbersome vessel.  Until now, you have probably abused it, knowingly or unknowingly, with processed foods and medications which have drawn you into a spiral of dependency, perhaps even despair.

The first reality you must accept is that being healthy isn’t about dropping those 20 pounds absorbing portioned, frozen meals delivered to your door.  You will probablylose weight but the effect will be short-lived because you have not addressed the real problem – what you are ingesting is not adapted to your body.

It is not enough to swap out a meal for a convenient, microwaved pouch of toxins believing you are finally taking control of your life.  The empty carbs, whole grains, starches, vegetable oils, and sugars you continue to consume, will help you realize your dream of your own handicapped parking space in front of your doctor’s office.

We, the baby boomer generation, love comfort.  We seek refuge in those foods we grew up with and we give them to our kids and grandchildren so they can experience the same joyful traditions we did.  We keep stuffing and pouring to get through the day which usually begins at Starbucks and ends up with pizza delivery.  Our kids have become obese, distracted, and dumb.  We applaud their shortcomings and sanction their mediocrity.  How can we guide them when most of us have no idea what we are doing to ourselves?

Up to this point, I would suggest that none of this is your fault.  You have been convinced that your whole grain sandwich with low-fat mayo and lot-fed, processed lunchmeat was the perfect lunch.  In fact, you have deregulated your digestive system while ensuring your hormonal signals will be short-circuited for yet another day.  Imagine you are approaching a busy intersection, with all the traffic lights flashing red, and you have no brakes.  This is the process your body endures each time you give it the wrong nutrients.  This is how we end up feeling like crap and looking like cartoon characters.  Would you like to get off this ride? I did.