Whole Food Plant Based No Added Oil

Whole Food Plant Based No Added Oil
Whole Food, Plant~Based, Oil~Free Vegan, NO processed oils, Minimal Sugar Dietary Guidelines Food Pyramid

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat BY MICHELLE MCMACKEN, MD

7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat


7 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

1. You’ll reduce inflammation in your body.


2. Your blood cholesterol levels will plummet.


3. You’ll give your microbiome a makeover.


4. You’ll change how your genes work.


5. You’ll dramatically reduce your chances of getting type 2 diabetes.


6. You’ll get the right amount—and the right type—--
of protein.



7. You’ll make a huge impact on the health of our planet and its inhabitants.


See the full article here:  


http://www.forksoverknives.com/7-things-that-happen-when-you-stop-eating-meat/

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http://www.forksoverknives.com



Saturday, April 23, 2016

Teal Swan "Endurism" Stop Being Miserable Because You Think It's a Virtue

Teal Swan ENDURISM posted today. This is EVERYTHANG right here! Wow. Self Abandonment is the road to misery.

It's Not Rejection, it's Re-Direction.

WATCH THIS IF YOU ARE EVEN A TINY BIT UNHAPPY and believe you are powerless to change it or that it makes you a better person to endure your misery!

Being miserable does NOT make you a better person, not for yourself or your loved ones.

And if following your true joy makes others not love you, then better for you to know that then
 spend a life of unhappiness pretending to be Not yourself.

When people fall away as we follow our true needs, that is a good thing. Let the wrong people fall away and open your life for the right ones to step in.





https://youtu.be/6rTQh7Sh3BE

"We know the danger of escapism. We know the pain of being around a fair weather friend. We feel the frustration of spiritual bypassing. Many of us have a fairly good grasp at this point about the fact that running away from pain and from things that scare us is not the way to create a fulfilling life. But we need to be aware that there is danger at the other side of the scale as well. There is danger in becoming attached to pain, unwilling to leave it. Teal has named this danger “Endurism”. Endurism is equally as unhealthy as escapism. It is a coping strategy." ~ Teal Swan

www.askteal.com

Prince ~ “Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.”

Prince ~ “Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.” When asked by the Vegetarian Times in 1997 why he cared so deeply about animals.




Dr. Richard A. Oppenlander http://comfortablyunaware.com

Dr. Richard A. Oppenlander http://comfortablyunaware.com 




Friday, April 22, 2016

Honoring Prince Rogers Nelson and Earth Day and Becoming Vegan

But CHEESE Tho But ICE CREAM tho. In Honor of Prince and Earth Day instead of simply refraining from something for a day maybe consider LEARNING SOMETHING today that can help you change your health and life for the better FOREVER! Prince loved animals and never harmed them or contributed to harming them in any way! Dairy harms animals! Prince Earth Day is sending all of us life's Pure Energy, which we all are, pure energy temporarily holding space in a physical form. Please be kind to your own physical form (body) and respect your life while respecting the physical forms of all other lives and refrain from harming or contributing to harm in any way through consumption, exploitation and profit through harming others. Peace. Prince Forever. Earth Day everyday.

This is just one of countless stories behind the tragic reality of the animals we humans see as "food"


Abolitionists Unite! Stand Together! END Animal Cruelty Now!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Begin Vegan is a Human Issue!!

Thinking about what I eat every meal is not a chore. I eat 3 to 6 times daily. I love thinking about every ingredient in my meals. I set my intention that everything I eat will be as cruelty free as possible. I am aware that there are a lot of undesirable practices that go into farming fruits and veggies. I know that eating plant based food does NOT guarantee my meals are 100% free of harm and it does not and can not make me complacent. There are many terrible things that occur behind the industry lies and spin. Do you believe in Santa Claus? Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy? Do you believe cows just "make milk" and they "need us to alleviate them" and we are "helping them and doing them a favor"? Do you believe that we "need meat" to be healthy and build muscles? Do you believe that there is a "third world"? Do you believe that some places and people are just inherently poor and we need to "save them". Do you believe that you are supporting cruelty of animals and humans, babies, mothers, the elderly and all the rest? Do you think about it at all? Do you think ice cream is a yummy treat? Do you think it's so cool and so fresh and so neat that you can complete-ly, hide the truth from yourself and your kids? Oh please open your eyes. Please.

Fact: the "developed world" takes grain from starving countries to feed the animals it exploits in factory farms.


If you buy meat, cheese, milk and eggs, this is what you support.




Image source: Eddie Mah

"...the meat-eating habits of the wealthy around the world support a world food system that diverts food resources from the hungry." ~Dr. Waldo Bello

An HSI Report: The Impact of Industrialized Animal Agriculture on World Hunger

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Byron Katie : Loving What Is



"What is The Work?
The Work is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question the thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world. It’s a way to understand what’s hurting you, and to address the cause of your problems with clarity. In its most basic form, The Work consists of four questions and the turnarounds.
Everything you need to do The Work is available for free on this website."


http://thework.com/en/do-work#jyn

Byron Katie: Do The Work


Byron Katie : Loving What Is

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Annoying Always Eating Healthy Bit

“You’re so annoying with your, ‘always eating healthy bit’. Can’t you just “relax’?! “You are so extreme!”


“I get it, but do you have to think about it morning, noon, and night?!”


“I worry about you.”


“Oh God! This needs salt!”


I want so much to tell you to relax a bit about all of this.”


I have bad habits, it’s true. I do NOT eat 100% “perfectly” every single bite I take. Today I ate 2 vegan marshmallows which add up to 20g of processed sugar. That’s 5 tablespoons of completely unnecessary and unhealthy sugar I ate. Plus, because I made vegan cupcakes for my son’s birthday celebration at school yesterday, I had a little bit of chocolate frosting I made, from unsweetened vegan dark chocolate, a little bit of brown sugar, and some vegan vanilla marshmallows melted in with a splash of unsweetened soymilk. I ate the rest that was left as I “cleaned” the pot today. It wasn’t a HUGE amount but probably at least another 10 to 15 grams of processed sugar, plus the effects of the chocolate on my arteries and heart. And TOO often I am eating those chocolate covered almonds which ARE "vegan" but have soy lecithin which is a fancy word for oil.


The cupcakes were pretty well liked, although one girl who was sitting right in front of me, a girl my son mentions as being “a bad listener” did NOT like her first bite of the not very sweet ganache frosting and then did not like the taste of the cakey part of the cupcake, got up, turned around and dropped the rest of the uneaten cupcake into the trash behind her.


But all the other 22 kids, including my 4 year old son, seemed to really enjoy it and I even heard my son’s friend say to himself on his way to throw out the empty paper the cupcake was baked in, “MMmmm that was so good!”


I know I ate more sugar today then I should have. And I also had some jelly with my eziekiel bagel that I had earlier for brunch. I am NOT perfect. I do eat sweets. BUT I try to assess them and keep up with them because I am the ONE who suffers when I eat too much sugar. Only I can be the judge and only I can be the one to suffer when I made poor choices. So I chose to make the healthiest choices 95 to 98% of the time. So if I eat a little homemade, no oil, very low sugar, vegan frosting, and a couple of marshmallows, I’m not doing it every single day and make it a rarity. Yesterday was my son’s birthday and we celebrated at school and at home last night. I had about 3 of the cupcakes that I baked. One after I made them. One at night with the kids. And one late at night after they fell asleep.


Today I ate the frosting and the marshmallows and jelly. I also had a beer and still drinking another right now. Tomorrow I am going to bake another cake and try to use some fruit, some vanilla coconut milk vegan yogurt and make some more vegan chocolate marshmallow frosting for it. The cake mix I bought are made with refined flours and cane sugar. This is for my son’s party. I considered making a really low sugar cake but I am trying not to be tooooo extreme and allow some sweets in for celebrations. But I am trying my best to keep out the oil and keep the sugar as low. I also am planning to order cheese-free pizza and not order ANY cheese pizza for anyone of my guests, all family who are not vegans. But this is my apartment and if they don’t like it, they can eat cheese and meat beforehand and after, which most of them will and do anyway. My sister and sister-in-law are both fish, dairy, egg eaters who don’t eat other types of meat. My mom, brother, niece, nephew, brother-in-law, ex-baby-daddy, are all meat, egg, dairy lovers. But too bad for them. One meal, one day out of their norm. And maybe they will bring some meat or dairy over, I will find out tomorrow since I didn’t ask or tell about my menu plans. No animal products, no oil. But if my sisters bring food, I am sure it will have oil, and possibly dairy in it.


I am sure annoying with my always eating healthy though. Yes of course I have my weaknesses, although they may not seem like much compared to other people, it still is a struggle that I face. I do have to remind myself sometimes of why I eat this way. But not for long and not too much. The benefits are self evident. The rewards reaped daily and in every aspects of my life, I feel happier and healthier eating happier and healthier meals.


Today I bought some oil free corn and wheat tortillas. I plan to make my own chips. I checked almost every bag of chips at Whole Foods and not a single one was oil free. So I bought some frozen tortillas to make my own like I saw on a youtube video. I am sure someone else will bring a bag of the oily ones and those are what people will eat. Eating this way is considered odd and dry.


Literally dry as in bland and cardboardy food. And dry as in not moist. And dry as in dull, boring. not showing or communicating warmth, enthusiasm, or tender feeling :  severe b:  wearisome, uninteresting c:  lacking embellishment :  plain 13a :  not yielding what is expected or desired


I am dull and boring and extremely annoying.


Here is an excerpt from Gary Neuman - Things To Consider The Second Time Around, 5 things to consider before you say 'I do' again  “Yes, you say you want to have a great marriage but we don't always do what we say even when we know it's good for us (have you been eating healthy every day of your life? I didn't think so). If your parents' marriage wasn't a good example for you, know that you need to pay special attention to learn how good marriages work. Read books, visit the web, get therapy, or do all of these to learn more about how you will get it right this time around.” Gary Neuman


5 things to consider before you say 'I do' again

http://www.today.com/health/5-things-consider-you-say-i-do-again-8C11483682


The obviously relevant part where he says, we don’t always do what’s good for us, like not eating healthy every day being such a forgone conclusion he says, ‘I didn’t think so’, to emphasize how most of us just don’t even bother eating healthy, even when no one is looking but ourselves. Because we don’t feel a need to commit to ourselves, or to anyone else. We are the grownups and we can do whatever we want to, and if that includes indulging in bad foods every single day, well that is totally normal and even expected so much so that if you DO actually give a Flub and DO want to eat healthy, as much as humanly possible and YES being the weirdo who asks for a side of veggies cooked without oil at a restaurant, often to be told they are prepared before they are even ordered at the beginning of the night and there is NO way to prepare them without, but at least I asked! Now learning that going out to eat or ordering delivery more and more becomes an annoying quest to find foods not cooked and slathered in oil. I even had a big ugly fight with my ex over a delivery that arrived with oil added where it was requested to be left off and where pomegranate seeds were misheard as Parmesan cheese, and I was blamed for being “too extreme” and needing to “let it go” and “relax”.


The sad thing is that if I had had a heart-attack previously or was overweight and I was refraining from consuming oils and sugars because my “life” depended on it, I don’t think these same people would dare tell me I was being extreme and needed to relax. Gosh I hope not. I think they would understand that in order to be heart healthy and body healthy I would need to avoid these fatty, greasy items that harm a body.


But because I am my ideal weight, appear relatively fit, and have never had heart problems, I am expected to eat this crap all the time and am considered problematic and worrisome when I don’t want to and insist on it. Why is this? Why do I have to be close to death in order to be understood about healthy lifestyle choices? The same person who told me how so much she wants to tell me to relax and that she worries about me has a brother who had a heart attack, was overweight and has turned his life around for the better in so many ways by eating a diet that his wife said they call, “The Militant Vegan”. And yes he was in the military. The funny thing is I call it, what I have heard it called, The Whole Food Plant Based No added oil minimally added processed sugar lifestyle.


Today I asked the lady in the body aisle at Whole Foods about any oil-free moisturizer. She seemed shocked and after saying, “What about fish oil? What about argan oil? What about coconut oil? What about jojoba oil? And me repeating, No oil. No oil. No oil. She said, "I think all of ours have oil. Well, you would have to look at the ingredients for them all." She started to help me look and I actually found 2 types that said “Oil-Free” on the front although one did have some kind of oil listed as the last ingredient. But they were $24 and $29 each for a very small bottle, about 2 oz. worth. She was very helpful and even gave me a sample of one of the brands but didn’t have the oil-free specifically. I feel happy searching for “healthier” versions of moisturizers, just as I have changed what I buy over the years for everything from hand soap, shampoo and conditioner, body soap, toothpaste, laundry soap, dish soap, cleaning supplies, menstrual products, deodorant. No perfume, no “air freshener”, only the rarest of occasions for makeup. Yes I am this extreme. I used to make my own laundry soap for awhile when I learned a crazy amount about the perils of most mainstream store bought brands during the 4 years I clothe diapered my sons. This has been a gradual process that started many years ago when I used to buy every colorful product that caught my eye including hair dye I colored my hair in mostly shades of orange and red for years. Once black, too pale! Once platinum! Ruined my hair for real! Chopped the locks off too many many times. Sometimes purple, sometimes striped. Oh the fun of dying hair right?!


Well now I’ve been au natural, dark chestnut brown, since the last time I henna’ed my hair red while I was pregnant with baby #2 who is now 4. So 5 years since I have colored my hair in anyway, and gently naturally the last time. With my first son I felt it was super important to have my hair my natural color because I wanted photos in the future to reflect what I naturally look like! I want myself and my kids and my grandkids and great-grandkids to see pictures or videos of me and know what color my hair really is. Maybe that is a weird notion but I love the idea of being my genuine self. Of loving the me I am without all the editing. Without all the embellishments of my beauty. I always felt my most beautiful as a child and teenager in my natural state, witout makeup, without perfume. I had a lot of fun dying my baby fine hair over the years, but just like every other part of myself, my skin, my body, even my temperament, I’ve always been ultra sensitive to things, like the story goes when I was very little I would cry to my mom that, “my clothes are biting me!’ Because certain tags or seams would irritate my skin. I feel my hand burning and get headaches if I use my cell phone or laptop for awhile. I was repulsed by microwaved food from the start. I rarely could find a bottled juice or beverage option I liked, almost always preferring water or lightly sweetened teas. My sensitivity to meat and dairy and eggs and sugar has guided me through health problems and my intense desire for happiness through health has led me along this path of discovery that forgoing chemicals in every aspect of life possible, like buying organic and not eating pesticides, and not using all the above listed items that can be made either with industry positions and by-products that are harsh and had side effects and when combined in the multitude of endless combinations of interactions get into your organs and info your bloodstreams and cause your body to scream and scheme all kinds of ways to react to these unwanted, unwelcomed, unhealthy bombardments upon us. And we wonder why so many people have so much illness.


Actually I am worried about YOU. You that chooses to eat meat, eggs, and dairy on a daily basis. You who uses chemicals at every turn and chance in the day. You who sprays pesticides on your lawn and on my clouds. You who use your electronic devices without intermission. You who indulge in sugar AND salt excess multiple times daily. You who gave up on your dreams long ago, You who never dealt with your heartbreak or pain. You who believes your dreams aren’t valid or important. You who chooses to turn away from your deepest wants and needs and your deepest wishes and dreams. You who walks around with unresolved anger. You who is addicted to your daily medication. You who thinks that foods that are actually killing you and causing more illness are healthy and necessary and vital for you. You who thinks you can never change. You who thinks change is so difficult and so unworth the effort that you will suffer with obesity and illness and a general feeling of dissatisfaction all your life. You who thinks that caring about your own well being in body, mind, emotions and spirit is somehow cultish or obsessive or delusional or self-centered. You who never made a move or took a chance or tried to step out of your comfort zone. You who believes that a nice body and a nice mind and a nice life are only for other people, not you.


But I could not be talking about you You. No. I am only talking about other yous. Not you. Them you. Not you you.


So go on and wish I would relax. Go on and worry about me. I will try to do my best to eat my best every chance I get. Like I just gobbled up some no oil woven wheat crackers with some unsweetened apple butter and some chunks of organic banana on top followed by a bowl of no oil flax multi-grain flakes topped with some of Rip Esselstyn’s “Engine 2: Rip’s Big Bowl Triple Berry Walnut” no oil cereal with a little soymilk, yummy! Late night vegan no oil no added sugar snacks! Mmm mmm yum.


Tomorrow, well actually later today as it is already 1:40AM :O I will bake another no oil vegan cake. I will eat some too. I will have some guacamole. I might eat some chips. I might have some more beer.


But then I have a healthy lifestyle to continue and I will continue to be dry, animal and oil free. I will continue my quest for happiness through health and I will find my tribe who get and love my vibe.


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This is not me but my dream



This is me ↓ with dark circles under my eyes as a teen, the shirt looks stained but it was just the crinkled plastic of those old-timey photo album photo covers for the pages:
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This is me circa 2015:
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There is a whole food plant based no oil dancing buddhist vegan for me out there in the great big galaxy, preferably local





Tracy McMillan ~ There Person You Really Need to Marry

https://youtu.be/P3fIZuW9P_M





Alexandra Redcay ~ Select the Right Relationship

https://youtu.be/jodhovumkHQ

Saturday, April 9, 2016

"How to stop screwing yourself over" ~ Mel Robbins TEDxSF

"How to stop screwing yourself and get what you want.
It's simple, but not easy
You're never going to feel like it
Force yourself 
Anything that's a break from your routine is going to require Force
Get outside
Get out of your head
Past your feelings, you're never going to feel like it
Activation energy
5 seconds to marry your idea with your actions
You're doing it to yourself, stop it
Stop saying you're fine, get what you want by getting out of your own way." ~ Mel Robbins




Avenues of Reasons

There are lot of extremely intelligent people out here who are making the connection. The evidence is piling up. The Avenues of reasons are growing into a city expanding into a world. Walk down any street that you'd like there are so many reasons yet they all intersect into one Global truth. Whether for health reasons, environmental reasons, human famine reasons, the destruction of the Earth reasons, animal rights and lives reasons, nonviolent reasons, compassionate and kindness reasons, any reason you choose to start from will connect you to all the others and there is no escaping it, there is no avoiding it, you can stick your head in the ground to hide yourself from the truth but the rest of your body will soon follow. "Because it tastes good", is just not a good enough excuse or reason to ignore all the other reasons why eating animals is devastating.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Happy Healthy Birthday

In celebration mode I'd love to share this idea with others. While people often believe my whole-food-plant-based-no-added-oil-minimal-processed-sugar-lifestyle is obsessively restrictive, and that care, concern and forethought of each meal and snack is tiresomely rigid, strict and disagreeable, and that the opposite, eating unhealthy food is light-hearted, easy going and enjoyable; I would like y'all to consider this;


When our dietary choices lead us to being overweight and cause us chronic diseases, when we are unable to enjoy activities of whatever kind and are restricted and lose independence due to illness, when we become dependent on prescription drugs and other people, when we become addicted to medical doctors who most often are not educated about proper nutrition and are misguided by their trade and predisposition towards prescription drugs and attitude not of healing ourselves through diet and advise unhealthy “foods” to the very people dying from them, when we are unable to enjoy life because we are unwell, whether it be something “simple” as having migraines or allergies, or lacking energy or as serious as obesity, cancer, heart disease and many other diseases that plague most of these carefree “let’s eat whatever we want” mindsets, what is the fun in that?


I enjoy my life to the fullest. I eat healthy every single meal and snack possible. I celebrate with healthy foods. I am physically fit and healthy. I have no allergies or illnesses of any kind. If I start to feel unwell, I assess my recent dietary choices, and when I have indulged in too many sweets, I adjust because my health is the happiest, most important asset I will ever regard. So maybe I am boring or annoying, not cool and decidedly uncool. Maybe I need to “lighten up” or “chill out”. But eating foods that cause illness and disease is certainly NOT the way to pleasure. If someone requires that I eat unhealthy, illness causing food in order to please them, make them comfortable, or bring them joy, then they do not understand my definition of joy and pleasure.


There is no pleasure in being unwell for me. There is NO “food” that brings with it illness that also brings with it joy for me. Having clogged arteries is not lightening up. Being overweight is not lightening up. Feeling ill and not being able to be active and well and available for myself and my kids is NOT being agreeable. So I will say anyone who has expectations of me and my kids to eat “foods” that are proven to cause innumerable illnesses in the name of fun and celebration, please realize that this idea is insanity to me. While others may judge me as extreme and obsessively concerned about health, I ask you, what is life without it!? What joy is there in illness? None for me. I will pass on that every time. I don’t care how sugar coated your illnesses are, it will never taste good to me. I am happy to stand aside as the odd one out, the restrictive individual who disagreeably refuses to consume these things that so many around me ingest with addictive zeal and feel sorry for me and my kids because we refrain. Far from being restrictive and depriving, my good health affords me more joy than any industry poison wrapped up in sugary packages could ever do.


There is a HUGE difference between genuine health and well being and so-called delicious disease. So many of us have been brainwashed into believing that celebrations are a time to allow ourselves to indulge in the worst offenders of these illness causing “foods”. Led to believe that we “deserve” to ‘indulge” and “allow” ourselves these “extravagances” during our most joyous occasions! But how does this stand up to logic and reason?! Why would I, or anyone, fall for such nonsense?! In the time of most happiness I want to feel my best! I want to be my healthiest! Not to feel bloated and drugged into a stupor of excess. No! I want to be light of heart, mind, body, and spirit! I want to eat healthy, life nourishing and nurturing foods! I want my energy to be unclogged and unbogged and unpoisoned. That is my definition of joyous celebration. There are many industries whose very survival depends on people willingly poisoning themselves and their loved ones with purported sweets, treats, and delightful goodies. But who really benefits from these imprudent notions? The industries of course! The many industries devoted to their own prosperity and our own demise. But don’t worry, they have a pill or a shot or some surgery concoction for that!


We all have choices in life. I have chosen the route of restricting these poisons in my body. In return, my diligence has paid back by improved health and mental well being. Maybe I am not as much fun to some people, but that kind of fun don’t tempt me none hun. One could kill themselves quicker with a gun. Yet instead, sugar laced with every disgrace of health and every supporter of rich men’s wealth, and every pill on every shelf, and the growing mountain of ill health, climbing to the top of leading causes of death, I will be glad to be unlike the rest. I will carry on with my restrictive good health. And care not a whit for the ill opinion of those who would be rather pleased to see me diseased than point out the illogical traps of these good health thieves hidden beneath their sugary sleeves.

Think about it. Happy Healthy Celebrating! May you all be well and find the joy in living healthy and celebrating healthy. Time to go bake some no oil vegan cupcakes!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Casey Affleck, "To eat that is to eat poison."

This is sexy intelligent compassion right here. Why do people pretend to care about animals and be against animal cruelty while supporting it multiple times daily??

While it's difficult to see the truth and change, is it extremely difficult to CONTINUE to contribute to these issues by choosing to be willfully blind. The alternative, avoiding and ignoring the truth while contributing to intense cruelty to other humans and other animals, intense harm to our earth, and intense harm and damage to ones very self, is not an alternative I think any sane, aware person would pick.


Eating animals AND their mother's milk (and all products derived from it) causes excruciating pain and suffering NOT ONLY TO THEM but to YOURSELF.

Eating animals, dairy, fish, and eggs has been proven to be the major factor in innumerable chronic diseases.

Why would anyone want to hurt another creature only to hurt themselves by their consumption.

Are you addicted? Most probably so.

Does that justify continuing? Most probably NO.

Overweight, sick, depressed, bad skin, bad attitude, willfully ignorant, it's time to open your heart, open your eyes, open your mind, break open your bad habits and realize there is something you can do, right now, today, 3 to 6 times a day, you have the power to choose kindness and health over cruelty and illness and devastation.

It's up to you.