7 Things to Do Now to Make Healthy Eating Easy and Fun – Blue Zones

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None of the blue zones centenarians ever tried to live to 100. They don’t count calories, take fancy supplements, or even read labels. They simply eat foods that are local, in season, and readily available. They find ways to celebrate food with family and friends. They live in environments that subconsciously nudge them to into better eating habits. As we have applied the wisdom of the world’s Blue Zones diet to transform cities in the United States, we can do the same in our individual lives.

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You don’t have to live in a blue zones region to reap the benefits of a longevity lifestyle. The following tips are easy ways to incorporate Blue Zones practices into your daily routine so that you can make healthy eating easy and fun—no fancy gadgets necessary.

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The Key Ingredients In Healthy Salads And How To Keep Your Adrenals Strong | Dr. Gabriel Cousens | The Real Truth About Health

Dr. Gabriel Cousens calls chronic diabetes degenerative syndrome. A leading medical authority in the world of live-food nutrition, Dr. Cousens exposes the dangers of excess glucose and fructose as the key causes of this seemingly unstoppable epidemic that affects more than twenty-five million Americans and 347 million people worldwide. Cousens, whose Diabetes Recovery Program is the most successful antidiabetes program in the world, presents a three-week plan that focuses on a moderate­-low complex carbohydrate, live food, plant-source-only diet that reverses diabetes to a physiology of health and well-being by resetting the genetic expression of a person’s DNA. The program renders insulin and related medicines unnecessary within four days as the blood sugar drops to normal levels, and the diabetic shifts into nondiabetic physiology within two weeks.
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I’d Rather Die than Become Vegan | Ariel Belloso | nutritionraw.com

All too often, people fail to act in their own long-term interest, favouring present pleasure and using illogical statements to justify their decisions.

For instance, I’ve had people tell me they admire how I eat, but they say: “Ariel, I’d rather shave a decade off my lifespan and keep eating my meat.”

All too often I hear people say, “I’d rather die than become a vegan”.

I was watching a TV show the other day and I this famous English comedian said something like: “I won’t trade my pizza and booze to live an extra 10 years…”

And I was like: really?

I think these people are really unobservant, or are deluding themselves; because the last time I checked, the vast majority of the population who die in the Western world do not live in perfect health until they are 70, and die in their sleep; although sudden and unexpected heart attacks occur frequently.

Most people live in increasing discomfort, or even agony, during the final decades of their lives, kept uncomfortably alive by medications and machines.

One should ask, is this is a life worth living?

A case in point: look at the life of sporting legend, Diego Maradona, arguably the greatest soccer player of all time and one of the most famous people in the world – who died in 2020 at the young age of 60.

Wouldn’t you think this man would want to be alive today and enjoy the many fruits of his labour; while spending quality time with his children and family?

Unfortunately, his life choices in terms of diet and wellness were not guided by the principles of natural health; he let medical advice do the exact opposite in many cases.

I’m not suggesting that we shouldn’t listen to doctors, but when you need to lose weight, you need to change your diet instead of going through a gastric bypass operation, which is what Maradona did; among many other questionable health decisions he made throughout his life.

Maradona’s health choices sadly mirror what the rest of society is doing.

The truth is, by the late 30s, many people are already suffering from the onset of arthritis among other complications, taking medication for high blood pressure, dealing with addictions, and so on.

In the decades that followed, many develop type 2 diabetes, become overweight or obese, start taking even more medication and, in general, their lives are gradually shortened.

By the time they reach their 50s and 60s, it’s not uncommon for people to be battling cancer; as the flow of blood to their arteries is choked off by fatty plaques accumulated, one meal at a time.

It’s not long before rounds of chemotherapy or incredibly painful heart bypass surgery await, or, in the case of type two diabetics, limb removal and organ failure.

Anyone who has been through the pain of watching a disease-wasted relative battling to stay alive in a hospital knows how true this is.

People do not choose between a healthy life and another decade of life, but often choose a life of increasing discomfort followed by a final few years, or even decades, of horrendous suffering.

It was a blessing for me to discover the science of Natural Hygiene; an obscure health philosophy whose information is often suppressed by big business interests, both medical and industrial.

Before discovering the raw food diet at the age of 37, I had never tasted papayas, mango, durian, custard apple, dragon fruit, persimmon, fresh coconut water, and many other delicious fruits that I now consider some of the best foods around.

One may wonder what caused my change in taste.

Well, just look at babies, they all have one thing in common: they ALL love the taste of fruit!

Unfortunately, as babies grow up and are introduced to processed commercial foods, their original taste is altered by the addictive enhanced flavours of artificial foods and as a result, the youngsters begin to reject fruit, while starting to develop all the normal children’s diseases such as chicken pox, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, rotavirus, flu, hepatitis b, and many more.

In my experience in the raw food scene for over 15 years, children who grow up on raw food diets do not usually suffer from these diseases. It is also highly notable that wild animals do not suffer from these conditions either, because they feed exclusively on raw foods.

To return to your natural taste, you need to counteract all the misinformation you have been indoctrinated with throughout your life and adopt the right natural health habits.

Learning to appreciate the natural flavours of raw foods and moving away from processed foods is one of the smartest decisions any human being can make, not only to regain health; but also to live life to the fullest in every sense of the word.

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Golden Turmeric Dressing…Salad’s Best Friend | Rip Esselstyn, PlantStrong.com

   
This is Our New Favorite Dressing. Have you been looking for a way to get more turmeric into your meals? Once you try our recipe for Golden Turmeric Dressing, you’ll be using it on everything: cooked leafy greens, broccoli, baked potatoes. The list goes on. Today we’re featuring it alongside a colorful super salad that’s packed to the brim with an amazing array of plant-based goodness, but the possibilities for this zippy dressing are endless.

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How Ikigai Can Help You Live Longer + Take the Purpose Checkup | Blue Zones Project

Why Ikigai Might Be a Better Goal Than Happiness

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Cold Weather❄️, Warm Hearts❤️: Staying Healthy Indoors | Dean & Ayesha Sherzai MDs

Cold Weather, Warm Hearts:
Staying Healthy Indoors

Hi again Sherzai MD Family! 👋

We wanted to start this week by acknowledging that our thoughts are with all of you who are experiencing the horrible ramifications of the winter storms crisscrossing our country right now. We know that the cold temps and snowy days can be rough, especially for your mental health.

We feel you, and we want you to know that you are not alone. Studies show that extreme weather changes can negatively affect mental health for many. One of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves during these times is practice self-care.

This can be as simple as drinking enough water.  Drinking water doesn’t just help you feel good, energized, and healthy but also does wonders for your brain. That’s why we want you to focus on that this week. Read on.

Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day! 💧

A properly hydrated brain is an active and healthy brain!

There are so many reasons we need to drink enough water every day. Proper hydration ensures that your brain can receive the nutrients it needs to thrive. Water also helps the brain flush out toxins and dead cells and provides a cushion for your brain to protect it within your skull. The more hydrated you are, the better the padding, the more optimally (and safely) your brain can function! There are additional tangible benefits to hydration, including improved concentration, less irritability and anxiety, and better mood regulation.

Here are some of our tips to stay hydrated:

  1. Make it a game! Every time you check your phone, take a big gulp of water.
  2. Buy a bigger water bottle. One bottle that holds all your necessary water intake for the day helps you track your progress.
  3. Take that bottle with you everywhere! Going from the living room to the kitchen? Don’t forget your trusty hydration companion.
  4. Any time you have a beverage that’s not water (like coffee) pour yourself a glass of water to have alongside it.

We’ve got more tips like these in our upcoming book, The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution.

Heart Smart Action Plan Masterclass

When it comes to heart disease, being confident that you’re eating foods that are scientifically proven to improve your heart health today and into the future is becoming increasingly important. And being confident that your nutrition game is on point is 100% essential in today’s world.

Our good friends Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Robby Barbaro, MPHNew York Times bestselling authors behind the book, Mastering Diabetes, have created a powerful free Masterclass that has helped more than 5,000 people achieve their best heart health in decades. They’ll be teaching this groundbreaking 90-minute live class and you’re invited to join and ask anything that’s on your mind.

(Yes, we know this is not just a reading but instead a whole class. Hear us out though: this is packed full of vital information to help you live a healthier life…and it’s free!)

You’ll discover 5 powerful hacks to lower your blood pressure, triglycerides, and cholesterol by 30 points in 30 days. This Masterclass is action-packed and responsible for helping more than 5,000 people drop their triglycerides, cholesterol, and blood pressure by 30 points. And they do so using food as medicine – not medications!

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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes.

In the cooler winter months, we love seeking out healthy takes on classic comfort foods. These cauliflower mashed potatoes hit the spot! Plus, they’re packed with the brain health benefits of a crucifer, cauliflower, including antioxidant properties, fiber, and Vitamins C & K. Make a big batch of these at the start of next week and use them as meal prep for the week!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 6 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • Water to cover
  • ½ head small cauliflower (chopped)
  • 1 cup almond or soy milk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 3 to 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh chives for garnish

For full instructions, read more here.

We’re off to make some brain and heart-healthy comfort food! Water you doing from the list? 😉

Stay warm, family.

Wishing you continued health,

Dean & Ayesha Sherzai

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P.S. If you haven’t heard already, our new book, The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution, is available for pre-order. Order your copy today!

 

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