Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thoughts: Happy 50th Birthday JD! "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old." -George Burns
My great friend Jamie Dalton turned 50 years old today! That is his body has lived in "JD" form on this earth for 50 years. And he looks like he's in his 30's. How? Jd does not eat dead organic matter...that is cooked food. Yes he is a rawist. Being a rawist means living a raw lifestyle, eating raw uncooked foods like. JD says "The healthy way of life is the way." Jd defies all odds with the common thinking of today that you've got to get sick before you can die, and to get sick, you've got to deprive your body of its essential elements of life.
Jd works in the music industry and is the guitarist for his band Coldstone. He does bikram yoga weekly, works out at the gym, meditates and is an advocate for eating raw foods. Cooking is also known to diminish the nutritional value of food, but where did the nutrients go? They don't diappear, instead, the heat actually causes chemical changes in your food creating many of the carcinogens, mutagens, free-radicals and other toxins that are associated with many of today's diseases, from diabetes and arthritis to heart disease and cancer. Heating food above 116 degrees F is believed to destroy enzymes in food that can assist in the digestion and absorption of food. Cooking is also thought to diminish the nutritional value and "life force" of food. The raw food diet is a diet based on unprocessed and uncooked plant foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts, grains, beans, nuts, dried fruit, and seaweed. Specific cooking techniques make foods more digestible and add variety to the diet, including: Sprouting seeds, grains, and beans, Juicing fruit and vegetables, Soaking nuts and dried fruit, Blending, and Dehydrating food. Muhammad Ali said ""Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are." Having a clean and healthy body assists in crisp healthy thoughts!
"The human body is a perfect machine, there is no reason for it to age, so why does it age? We are ageing ourselves." my friend and stunt co-ordinator Diana Mitchell. Do you unnecessarily complicate your life and your workout? We have, so much written about fitness. There are many fitness blogs and websites hehe inlcuding this one. Everyday we hear about a new fitness fad, new gadget and every day a new research comes up which tells that the previous one was wrong. Your own body is the best guide. It will tell you when to stop and when to push it further. Just listen to your own body. I spent years trashing my body with days eating junk and no exercise and then days detoxing my body and smashing it at the gym. My whole balance was totally out of whack. I look back now and squinch at the thought of ever doing this again. It was so tiring. I know if I kept heading down that road I would have aged very quickly. Author Kiran says "Keep your diet simple. What is easily available, fresh, seasonal produce, is nutritious and healthy and fun. Opting for processed and fancy foods will only make you tired, weak and age! Exercise for the love of it. Exercise because it makes you feel good, energetic, healthier, younger within. Do not exercise to loose 5 kg in one month. Exercise because then, you can sleep better, you look refreshed when you wake up, you stretch better, have a pep in your step, are free from ailments, have better skin."
Stress, as an example, is catabolic. When stress hormones prevail, cell proliferation and tissue growth are retarded. A cell cannot defend itself and grow at the same time. One process must prevail, and environmental conditions must match as well. By that I mean you cannot physically prosper under the burden of oversecretion of stress hormones. As one small example, look at how rapidly our presidents age after just a few years in office.
Time is not ageing us. Time is not toxic. We are.
Yes, aging appears a mystery, because science can’t find a single reason for it except gross neglect for a lifetime. That’s the only way to age yourself to death.
Jd says "health is like the bottom line. If you don't have your health you don't have anything." Well really...If you don't have your health then what do you have?
Check out this youtube interview I did with JD on the Earth Diet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCqlAHcYmTM
I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel. -Elizabeth Arden
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16
Jamie and Coldstone members with Australian Victoria Secret model Miranda Kerr.
Jamie and Craig from Coldstone being interviewed on the red carpet of the Australian Music Awards.
Jamie, myself, Stephanie Williams and Craig Green at the Australian Music Awards.
Challenges: There is absolutely no reason for us to get old, grey, stiff, sick, have cancer and disease...unless of course we choose that and want that. We learn as soon as we are infants that as we get 'older' we should get grey and slow like Grandpa and Grandad, that when we get 'older' we have a chance of getting cancer, and that the average age of death is somewhere after 50 and before 100, and that to live to be 100 is an incredible accomplishment. We learn these things as it is a 'universal consciousness' at present. And perhaps if the majority of human beings on the planet were to believe that the human body is a perfect machine and only our minds have the capability of ageing, we could play with living 120+. I myself would love to live on this beautiful planet with you beings for hundreds of years ;)
Triumphs: I am living to be 120 years of age! And I will be healthy till the end ;)
What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: Hemp protein powder. A beetroot, carrot, celery, ginger juice. A avocado. Strawberries. A mango. Some grapefruit.
Lunch: Macadamias. 5 nectarines.
Dinner: Organic pork ribs with garlic and himalayan salt. Every now and then I will eat meat, and if I do it is organic free range. So the animals were not tortured nor fed crap to speed up their growth and life.
Dessert: Chocolate balls with walnuts.
Snacks: A nectarine
Recipe: Recipe for Chocolate Balls is in Blog Day 115.
Exercise: A walk around the Cypress neighbourhood in Florida :)
212 days to go!!!