Food and nutrition, Health, Opinion, Recipes

I can See!

Family this is an update to the last post, I can confidently say I have regained my vision to a sufficient level. Me and my roommate who wears glasses have about the same vision. I can see as well as someone who just got glasses with their glasses on. To say it feels incredible is an extreme understatement. I am convinced anything is possible at this point. Funny enough during this whole journey I have found a love for computer programming, so expect the site to be looking much better. I also have to let you all in on a secret of how to really get your health kick started. The main thing is sunlight. Go out there, soak it up, take off the sun glasses, your eyes need that radiation. If there is anything that I can for sure say helped the most in restoring my vision, it was the change of the season, IE more direct sunlight.

and the second thing is an improved seamoss. I feel like I need to share this and in comparison my old recipe is obsolete, that’s not to say discard the old one, because its still very healthy and will still help you out. Its just that this new one, is much better. well lemme shut up here it is:

 

2 cups of boiling water

1 young coconut(flesh and water)

1/8 cup hemp seeds

2 dashes of clove

agave for taste(optional)

combine everything except for the coconut water in a blender after the mixture is blended then add the coconut water and blend again. then bam! you can’t go wrong with this one. You will feel like a super human.

well good luck to all of you out there family, I hope my story can inspire others to look within themselves and to unconventional ways to solve their own problems. Anything is possible don’t let those fuckers lie to you!

 

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Nopales? Dandelions? Pesky Weeds or Super Foods?

Prickly pear cactus aka nopal or nopales

Prickly pear cactus aka nopal or nopales

I am not from the Southwest or any hot desert like climate but, from what I understand nopales are the equivalent to the dandelion of the Northeast. Both are hard to get rid of and are abundant in “non inhabited” areas of their respected areas. The prickly pear cactus is everywhere in the American desert, Mexico, the Caribbean and many other places. The prickly pear and Barbary fig are a common site in the desert and to those unaware, are incredible super foods. The leaf of the prickly pear is known as a nopal or in Spanish nopales. The Mexicans eat a lot of nopales and you can most likely get a side of it with steak at your local authentic Mexican restaurant (although I’m not with that eating meat groove) the Barbary fig is a very nutritious fruit that comes off the prickly pear cactus, this is indeed the prickly pear itself. The prickly pear fruit is full of seeds and is quite juicy. It is mildly sweet and has a waxy skin on the outside. They come either as a red fruit or light green fruit. The nopal has a tangy type of flavor, some might describe it as sour. It is also a bit slimy and sticky when cut open. When it cooks, the skin turns pales green and excretes a very flavorful juice that makes it perfect for cooking with other foods. I cook my nopales with mushrooms and Habanero peppers. The flavor is quite incredible and I suppose it’s also mexican. Mexican food is one of my favorites and without a doubt one of the healthiest. (Produce wise) tomatillos, nopales, epazote and linden tree tea are all commonly consumed by Mexicans and are some of the healthiest foods and herbs you can eat, honestly if Mexicans are going to share their health secrets with us then I don’t see what the big hooplah is about this immigration wave but let’s not digress from the subject at hand.         That brings me to the dandelion. The dandelion greens are the most nutritious greens you can find at Whole Foods Market. Everyone is on this kale binge but no one realizes they are failing themselves. I like kale and what not but it’s probably my least favorite green besides spinach, spinach is satan himself(full of kidney stone forming oxalic acid). When it comes to selecting your greens you want to get them as wild and non hybridized as possible. It’s a no brainer which one is healthier, Mother Nature can’t be competed against, it’s foolish to believe otherwise! Sure dandelion greens are bitter, but when you cook them right, they’re something else. If you don’t mind the bitterness you can eat them in place of lettuce in a salad or sandwich. They can be juiced and of course steamed or sautéed with some seasonings. I would recommend a sesame oil for sautéing, if the flavor is too overpowering you can use grape seed oil. If you really think you’re about that healthy life you can combine them both for a truly alkaline treat. And if you didn’t know alkalinity is divinity. If you stay alkaline, you will be fine. I suppose I could lend a recipe to those of you reading out there. This would be my version of steak and nopales, but obviously there will be no meat. I would also suggest a quinoa or wild rice on the side and garbanzo beans (chickpeas) if you like the usual white rice with black beans.

You will need the following to make this alkaline version of steak and nopales

2 whole portabella mushrooms.

1 nopal cactus leaf sliced

1/2 chopped onion.

1/2 bell pepper sliced

1/2 teaspoon ground annatto

Salt to liking

1 teaspoon onion powder.

Dash of oregano, sweet basil, tarragon and dill

1/4 teaspoon coriander

1 whole Habanero(optional) (do not open unless you love spicy hot food, Habanero is pretty hot)

Sesame or grape seed oil for sautéing.

Combine spices with oil in a frying pan, set to low heat and put the Habanero in. Wait for Habanero to start cooking and add the mushrooms, onions, peppers and nopales. Cook or about 15- 20 minutes. You can cook it longer if you like the mushrooms well cooked through. The nopales will turn a pale light green when they are cooked. They will also get soft and will drip lots of cactus juice. This juice will add a tang to the mushrooms. Poke the Habanero with a fork a few times and mix it around in the pan to add more Habanero flavor. If you were bold and decided to cut the Habanero, I’d suggest putting a little less than half in, anymore and you’re not going to taste anything else in my opinion. Your safest bet is to just keep it whole and poke it around a bit if you need more spice. If you really are going to go for the full alkaline experience, why not just throw some dandelions In the mix too. Serve it with some quinoa or wild rice and you’re set.

I hope you enjoy these so-called “weeds” as much as I do, because they’re going to keep you alive for a long time. And they be eaten raw or cooked. Both will suffice. Stay alkaline fam. Peace

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Welcome

Gran bwa is the earth spirit, the healer, nature itself. Lowa of healing and nature

Gran bwa is the earth spirit, the healer, nature itself. Lowa of healing and nature

Hi welcome to alkaline state of mind. What does alkaline state of mind entail? Well basically I am under the belief that our foods and environment play a vital role in not only our physical health but more importantly our mental health. A lot of us “African-Americans” are clueless as to why it is always said our group is at the highest risk for high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. There seems to be this misconception that across races there is no biological difference as far as genes and blood. This is simply not true, many times investigators are left with a body that is unrecognizable due to many factors( dismembered face, decay, ect.) yet the sex and race is still easily identifiable. So yes what I’m implying here is that black people(don’t like the term African-American) should not be eating this American garbage that has been misnamed nutrition. We are sick people, and this so-called “soul food” is the work of evil, and will rob you of your life! We have this misconception that the food pyramid and the health standard is the same across races and nations, we must stop adhering to a health standard of sick people. It is no secret, America has the most unhealthy and unethical food practices on the planet. Why in your right mind would you continue to entertain and appease these known frauds? Are we so conditioned by Eurocentric ideology that we throw all common sense out the window when a “scientist” or “expert” says so? Is this not the same sickness as the sheep of the church blindly killing in the name of Jesus? Or the same sickness we see with the monsters who burn and behead in the name of Allah?  What many of us here fail to realize, is that science is a religion. Obviously science is a very helpful tool in exercising our logical brain, but when we have grown arrogant and close minded due to indoctrination(not education) we have failed, and become no better than the “religious zealot”. Science is much too limited to even pretend to be the end all be all yet we as an entire global society cling onto its every last word. If we are to cure ourselves from these diseases and ailments we must abandon 100% the ideology of Eurocentric arrogance aka western education. A group of sick people asking the men who gave them their ailments for the cure is the definition of insanity. If they can’t cure diabetes after billions upon billions poured in, hundreds of years of research I think it’s time to look elsewhere. Especially considering their synthetic compounds are based off the “evil voodoo witch doctory” of your “primitive” ancestors. Why did massa ask mammy witch doctor for medical assistance instead of the trained physician? A well funded and qualified doctor was at massa’s finger tips yet he goes to the slave to be cured? Clearly something is wrong with that picture here. Why would a man who can easily have the best quality healthcare at no inconvenience chose an illiterate, primitive slave instead? It is time for us to return to that African woman, that mambo, that voodoo woman. She is not evil, she is the standard. Don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise. It’s time for us to stop shaming and defaming our mother and instead worship her, and learn from what great healing knowledge she possesses. My grandmother was a healer and even my own cousins would take advice from the MD over our own flesh and blood. Our very own flesh and blood who proved she cured disease, unlike that high paid fluke who could care less about your health. There is too much money into keeping us all sick. Not just black folks but everyone. Us as black people must detach on our own though; no one will help us properly, nor should we expect it. The white American will not give up the MD and convincing him otherwise is a waste of time. He will follow you through example as he always does. It is not our job to save others until we ourselves are saved. It is the mistake we always make, and for it, we are used and taken advantage of. If we are to reverse the disease we have to, no if ands or buts about it, abandon fully the ideology of western society. So long as this is a fear of the black people, there will be no significant progress.

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