Monday, 23 April 2012

Live Food and Diabetes

Live Food and Diabetes

In America Dr Gabriel Cousens has been having great success for many years curing diabetes using a raw vegan based diet in which people are switching from their ‘standard American diet, S.A.D’ (Kristen Susanne. Raw chef and author.) consisting of convenience food, takeaways, fast food, chocolate, crisps, pastries and general junk food, to a Raw vegan diet consisting of fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds, no meat, no dairy, no sugar and nothing heated above 44 degrees Celsius, ( although this temperature fluctuates between sources) hence the name Raw vegan diet.

 Dr Cousens is reversing diabetes type 2 and type 1 in amazingly short time. As well as his book ‘There is a cure for diabetes’ he also has a documentary available on the internet called ‘Simply Raw – reversing diabetes in 30 days.’ In this video you see with your own eyes people changing from a situation they thought they would be in forever to a happier, healthier, medication and illness free lifestyle in only 30 days. This is the power of food! But is it because the food is not cooked?

 Results from studies done in the early 1900’s on cooked foods showed that when cooked food enters the body the body goes into a state called ‘digestiveluekocytosis’ this means your body is seeing this food as an enemy and attacking it. The body attacks it by releasing white blood cells, thus if the body is always busy attacking the food we eat then it cannot do what it is meant to, and after a lifetime or even generations of eating cooked food, who knows what that actually is?

 Well, all you need to do to find out is not heat your food above 44 degrees Celsius. The reason food is not heated above 44 degrees is because at this temperature the living enzymes in your food die. Yes you have living enzymes! Your food is full of them! Well ‘real’ food anyway. The enzymes are otherwise known as ‘little workers ‘and they are not only believed to be very important to life but essential. Food containing live enzymes may be referred to as Raw, live, or enzymatic food.

 There are many ways of getting these ‘little workers’ into your daily diet but the easiest still has to be a good old fashioned smoothie, and if you do not want the fibre then freshly juiced fruit is a winner.

If you would like to know more about the work of Dr Gabriel Cousens then the following link will take you to the home page of his website:

In my next article I will look at nutrition as a cure for cancer and a look at the famous Gerson Therapy J

Sunday, 22 April 2012

You Really Are What You Eat

You Really Are What You Eat

This article has been taken from the ‘huge’ article I wrote as a final exam and posted on here as one of my first. It can now be delivered in more ‘bite sized’ pieces to hopefully make more enjoyable.

You are what you eat! Today it is said so often by so many people but do we really know how true this statement is? You are what you eat – does this mean if you eat a lot of burgers you will turn into a burger? Or if you eat a lot of vegetables you will start sprouting? No, it doesn’t, this statement needs to be taken literally, more like you are what you’ve eaten.  Please let me explain. . . . . . . .

To put it quite simply the food we eat is broken down into tiny building blocks which is then built back up into human tissue. Like I said ‘you are what you’ve eaten’. David Wolfe puts it perfectly when he says ‘’the food we eat creates the tissues of our bodies, the energy of our bodies and deliberately effects the quality of our thoughts.’’ Take a min to think about this statement, the food we eat creates the tissues of our bodies, so if what we’re putting in our mouths is processed foods with additives, flavourings, colourings, enhancers, stabilisers, preservatives, hormones, steroids, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, fast food high in fat, sugar, salt and MSG then the body has nothing else that it can build new tissue from except the building blocks that you have supplied, and in this example they are not the best choice of building blocks. If this was to be your diet then you would actually be built from this! You are what you eat!  You are what you’ve eaten!

‘’We must make nutrition the primary prevention strategy for the global population and we have to be as zealous on nutrition as we apparently are on global warming. What we have to do is persuade the public you are what you eat, food can change your mood and you are everything you have ever done to yourself.’’ (Philip Day. Investigative journalist and author.)

Food really does matter. In these modern times with our fast food restaurants, takeaways , microwave meals and processed packaged snacks at every corner we turn, we really do forget how important food is and not only how important food is but how powerful food is, Hippocrates, the godfather of modern medicine’ said ‘’let medicine be thy food and food be thy medicine.’’  He truly believed the body had an innate power to heal itself from all illness. He’s not the only one, there are many people out there right now curing people of all types of illnesses using only nutrition, no modern medicine what so ever and with shockingly excellent results in all areas.

 In my next article we will look into diabetes mellitus being cured using only nutrition by the great Dr Gabriel Cousins.

I hope you have enjoyed this article J

Sunday, 15 April 2012

How to make fresh raw almond milk

Simple Raw Almond Milk


      ·         Almonds

·         Water

·         Dates (optional)


·         Blender

·         Jug

·         Nut milk bag/cloth

·         Bowl


·         Soak the chosen amount of almonds in a jug of water for 6 hours or more (the amount of almonds you use depends entirely on the consistency you require, the more nuts the creamier the milk. I like you use 3 handfuls of almonds for 1 litre of milk).

·         Once soaked well, wash the nuts and throw into the blender.

·         Add water to the required amount, eg. 1 litre.

·         Blend until thick, white and milky. Two blasts of about 30 – 40 seconds does a nice job.

·         Put your nut milk bag/cloth into a bowl (nut milk bags/cloths very easy to buy on the net, ebay, and very affordable. If not a linen pillow case can work nicely too), now pour the milk into the bag.

·         Lift bag and squeeze until all of the milk is out. You will be left with a bag of blended nut, with this you can dispose or make some lovely Raw or just vegan almond cookies J Yum!

·         You can either bottle the milk you have made and save it in the fridge for another time or wash the blender out and start mixing your ‘super shake’ of your choice.

·         If this milk is too bland or you just think it may be a bit nicer sweeter then you can add some dates to it. You do this by soaking the dates for about 20-30 min’s, just until you can pull the skin off. Once skinned throw them in the milk and blend again. Alternatively soak, peel and add to nut and water mix on the first blend. Hey, whatever works for you!

·         Other sweeteners can include; Stevia, Agave, Banana . . . . be creative J

A home-made caffeine free fruity fresh tea

Fiery fresh fruit tea

Fresh lemon, fresh ginger, dried aniseed, dried cinnamon

Slice a 1 inch cube of ginger finely, slice half a lemon. Take one whole aniseed and a small stick of cinnamon and crush in a mortar and pestle. Put all ingredients into the pot of your choice and leave for ten minutes.

A lovely mix of flavours; sweet, but with a sour spicy bite and many health benefits.  

Friday, 13 April 2012

Endurance - Circuit Training Session


A Sickly Circuit

Duration – 1hr   (My time today was 51 mins)

·         25 x Burpees

·         25 x Press-ups

·         25 x Jump Squats

·         25 x Sit-ups

Run 0.25 mile

·         50 x Burpees

·         50 x Press-ups

·         50 x Jump Squats

·         50 x Sit-ups

Run 0.5 mile

·         100 x Burpees

·         100 x Press-ups

·         100 x Jump Squats

·         100 x Sit-ups

Run 1 mile

Walk it off and stretch


 Remember to always warm up and stretch before exercise! My choice today was; 5 mins mobilisation of joints, 7 mins warm up jog with knee raises, full body stretch, 5 – 7 mins re-warm and ready to go J

Total chest priority workout with abs


Total Chest Workout

Duration 2 hrs 15 min

Flat bench press     -  5 sets  -  8 reps

Dumbbell Incline bench press    -  3 sets  -  12 reps

Decline bench press     -  3 sets  -  12 reps

Cable crossover     -  5 sets  -  10 reps

Pec-deck flye     -  4 sets  -  10 reps

Dip machine     -  4 sets  -  10 reps

Dumbbell flye     -  3 sets  15 reps

Incline cable flye     3 sets  -  15 reps

Abs (as always)

Weighted crunches     3 sets  -  15 reps

Thursday, 12 April 2012

This is a prime example of how far you can take your creative mind when knocking up your green smoothies ♥

The Supreme Lean Mean Green Machine


 Banana, Raspberry, Akai, Gooseberry, Lemon, Orange, Flax seed, Reishi, Vegan Creatine, (and now for the green) Wheat Grass, Spirulina, Sprouted Alfalfa, Spinach, Rocket, Red and Ruby Chard - Water :)

Slightly savoury/sour taste - I put 6 bananas in to sweeten a little more

You can use other things to sweeten your smoothies for example; agave, stevia, soaked dates and more! But I really love bananas! :)

Saturday, 7 April 2012

The chest, tricep and shoulder workout

I am training for an endurance race or I would probably not take on so much in one session. This one really takes it out of you!

Duration     -     3 hrs

Bench press     - 5 sets - 8 reps

Close grip bench press     - 4 sets – 10 reps

Military press    -  3 sets – 12 reps

Dumbell incline press    -  3 sets – 12 reps

Dips     - 4 sets – to failure

Shrug     - 3 sets – 15 reps

Decline bench press     - 3 sets – 12 reps

Rope push down     - 4 sets – 10 reps

Seated shoulder press     - 4 sets – 12 reps

Cable crossover incline     - 5 sets – 10 reps

Cable overhead     - 4 sets – 10 reps

Lateral raise     - 3 sets – 10 reps

Front raise     - 3 sets – 10 reps

Abs (as always)

Crunches (weighted)     - 3 sets – 15 reps    


Saturday Workout 31/03/2012 Back and Shoulders

I know I am putting this up a week late but it is still a killer workout!

Here is the Veracious Healthiness Saturday workout with a little abs thrown in as always. Duration 2hrs 15mins:

Wide grip lat pull down – 4 sets – 10 reps

Seated shoulder press – 4 sets - 12 reps

Seated row – 5 sets – 10 reps

Shrug - 3 sets – 15 reps

One arm dumbell row – 3 sets – 10 reps

Dumbell lateral raise – 4 sets - 10 reps

Close grip lat pull down – 5 sets – 10 reps

Barbell front raise – 4 sets – 10 reps

Stomach crunches – 3 sets – to failure