Fighting the Toxic World, What to do about life?

“ALL EXPERIENCES ARE Proceeded BY MIND, HAVING MIND AS THEIR MASTER, CREATED BY MIND” not from Science of Mind, not from New Thought…It is from THE BUDDHA.

  1. October in Red Rock Canyon.
  2. Too Big of a Topic and conflicting opinion.
  3. AHA: Life’s 7 Rules Plus 1.

  1. Nevada in October is a great hiking month.

It was hot, like 95 to 105 hot, until October 22nd. On that day at 2pm the wind can from the south east in 35 to 65 miles an hour. The daytime high temperature went from 95 to 65 degrees and stayed there. What that means to a hiker is either a change for clothing or a change of environments. I changed from hiking in the higher altitudes of Mt. Charleston and Spring Mountain to lower altitudes of Red Rock Canyon, Calico Basin and Lake Mead. All these places are great hikes.

Mt. Charleston hike

Red Rock Canyon Hike

2.Bad Blog Topic: Toxin.

This blog ended up mostly on the bedroom floor. We all have heard about external environmental toxins. We all have heard about food toxins. The combination is killing us. It was going to be all about the Toxins that we live with while breathing, eating, and just being. You know, all the crap we deal with every day. It turned out to be too big of a topic and surprisingly controversial. When you have a little time, check out “The Plastic Ocean Movie” and learn about Estrogenic plastics. We are hurting ourselves.

So after all my research, check this out.

Lots of data and Science.

3. American Heart Association Life Essential 8

As I read lots of other peoples blogs, I look for supported facts. The blog “Health Secrets of a SuperAger” got my attention with a title “Sleep as a new measure of cardiovascular health. The blog directed me to Aha life’s 7 rules plus 1on the American Heart Association Website. Here are their 8 Essential:

  1. Eat Better
  2. Be More Active
  3. Quit Tobacco
  4. Get Healthy Sleep
  5. Manage Weight
  6. Control Cholesterol
  7. Manage Blood Sugar
  8. Manage Blood Pressure

Each of these points has a link on their website. Any government stuff requires more investigation because every position is bought and paid for somehow. Here’s the link: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/lifes-essential-8.

That’s it for this month, Please get linked up with me to stay informed.

Be Healthy,

Coach Brown

Prevention is easier than Treatment plus Blue Zone Lesson #6

  1. Colorado adventure, here is a tall glass of cool water..
  2. Topic: Sky High and Trash Food.
  3. Great link information and lesson #6

Annually, I have been traveling to my youngest daughter’s home in Pierce, Colorado for my summer break from teaching classes. It is a refreshing place. This year I had the added pleasure of my granddaughters’ high school graduation celebration. It was very well done. I can say that as I’ve seen a boat load of graduations in the past 50+ years. There is no way to tell what her journey through this life will entail but she is a good person and I wish her well.

Graduation was held at CSU

Granddaughter

The drive was uneventful and I did the 900+ miles in one 12-hour sitting. The panoramic scenery was spectacular. June in northern Colorado is still fickle with warm sun and thunderous rain during the day. In fact, you can experience both by walking from the front to the back of her home almost any day. I have a fitness workout plan if I am “shelter in place” on any day, the basement. The basement is loaded with workout equipment. It is set up for any of the family to avoid cabin fever. Pierce, Colorado is in the northern part of the state just 45 miles from Cheyenne, Wyoming. We are at 5033 feet above sea level. It is a town with no stop light, none is needed for the 834 people living here. It is a real change from downtown Las Vegas. My summer plans include golfing, biking, hiking, and planning next school year’s lessons.

Backyard Storm
Basement

I would like to get the world to buy into a new way of thinking about eating. Remember food is medicine.

Here in Colorado, I visited a new fun place for kids, Urban Air. These kinds of places are opening everywhere, in every urban area. They have lots of names like Bounce House, Trampoline Time, and Sky High. This one is in Fort Collins, Co. They seem to be designed for kids about 6 to 14, but I really don’t know any age limits. The moms (mostly) bring their kids to play. They can bounce, climb, spin, ride stuff and have fun. The children naturally love the activity. There is an entrance fee and a waiver to sign and a break for mom. Here’s the catch, there is a snack bar full of bad habits and poison. It’s chicken (almost) strips, burgers and fries, cheap quality pizza, and sugary drinks. This is what is offered and this is what is sold and bought. Moms, it is time to demand better quality and healthier selection. What if they only offered healthy food? Your child would learn to eat right and learn good habits. I hear the rants from children already addicted to junk, but we can change these Standard American Diet (SAD) items to something much better and healthier (see the “Healthy Eating Hacks” below). Think about it, you are preventing disease in the next generation, your children.

Urban Air

This is a link to a great speech: Dr Gabor Maté Leaves the Audience SPEECHLESS | One of the Best Speeches Ever

This is a link to Healthy eating hacks video: HEALTHY EATING HACKS » + printable guide

This a link to a blog with a book review of Dynamic Aging by Kathy Bowman:

http://bionicoldguy.home.blog/2022/06/08/dynamic-aging-book/

Blue Zone Lesson # 6

The Blue Zones

9 Lessons For Living Longer

From the people who’ve lived the longest

by Dan Buettner

This is not meant to be a book review, but a chance to impart some great information that we all need to know.

“Life expectancy of an American born today averages 78.2 years. But this year, over 70,000 Americans have reached their 100 birthday.”

Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic to find the world’s longest-lived people and study them. They found pockets of people around the world with the highest life expectancy, or with the highest proportions of people to reach age 100.

The 5 places are:

Barbagia region of Sardinia-mountainous highlands

Ikaria, Greece-Aegean Island

Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Seventh Day Adventist-around Loma Linda, California

Okinawa, Japan-Island area.

They put together medical researchers, anthropologists, Demographers, and epidemiologists to search for evidence-based common denominators. They found nine lifestyle and diet habits .

Here is the first Lifestyle habit:

1. Move Naturally.

“The world’s longest-lived people don’t pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. Instead, they live in environments that constantly nudge them into moving without thinking about it. They grow gardens and don’t have mechanical conveniences for house and yard work.”

How do I incorporate this into my life?

“Inconvenience Yourself”

“Have fun, Keep moving’

“Walk”

2. Purpose.

“The Okinawans call it ‘Ikigai’ and the Nicoyans call it ‘plan de vida;’for both it translates to ‘why I wake up in the morning.’ Knowing your sense of purpose is worth up to seven years of extra life expectancy.”

In his book, The author says to take time to see the big picture. For me, I know some days are going to not be pain free. Having a purpose helps me push the pain and strain aside.

#3. Down shift

“Even people in the Blue Zones experience stress. Stress leads to chronic inflammation, associated with every major age-related disease. What the world’s longest-lived people have that we don’t are routines to shed that stress. Okinawans take a few moments each day to remember their ancestors, Adventists pray, Ikarians take a nap and Sardinians do happy hour.”

#4. 80% Rule

“‘Hara hachi bu’ -the Okinawan, 2500-year old Confucian mantra said before meals reminds them to stop eating when their stomachs are 80% full. The 20% gap between not being hungry and feeling full could be the difference between losing weight or gaining it. People in the blue zones eat their smallest meal in the late afternoon or early evening and then they don’t eat any more the rest of the day.”

#5. Plant Slant

“Beans, including fava, black, soy and lentils, are the cornerstone of most centenarian diets. Meat–mostly pork–is eaten on average only five times per month. Serving sizes are 3-4 oz., about the size of a deck of cards.”

#6. Wine @ 5

“People in all blue zones (except Adventists) drink alcohol moderately and regularly. Moderate drinkers outlive non-drinkers. The trick is to drink 1-2 glasses per day (preferably Sardinian Cannonau wine), with friends and/or with food. And no, you can’t save up all week and have 14 drinks on Saturday.”

That’s #6; there are 3 lessons to go.

Please remember: prevention is easier than treatment.

Be Healthy,

Coach Brown

One Foot in Yesterday, One Foot in Tomorrow, Pissing on Today and Blue Zone Lesson # 5

Fitness fits the header “One foot in yesterday, one foot in tomorrow, pissing on today”. That’s a quote attributed to Micheal J. Fox. When I spend my mental powers looking at my past physical condition, pondering how it runs the range from superhuman with a rich sports history to being part of the great American Obesity Epidemic. My dwelling here among my past glories and misadventures can be very hazardous to my health as it chronicles a trip downhill to become part of the great collection of American obese persons and personally unhealthy. What we do today affects our physical and mental outlook on the future.  A workout today makes all the bodily functions crank up so that the workout becomes a “must-do” activity. Next, the fuel supply for the body to run itself may be in 3 patterns. It can draw on stored fuel to run or run on the current source or store the fuel for the future. What you eat today is extremely important, it’s the fuel source. A huge percentage of Americans are in a state of obesity, They are storing fuel (fat cells), and the confusion to fix that is incredible. You can fix yourself. Change your thinking from One foot in yesterday, one foot in tomorrow, and pissing on today to What is the plan for fitness and long life today? If you keep doing and eating what you are doing and eating, you will keep getting what you are getting or worse. The future according to an insurance accuracy table is grim. The odds of death double every 8 years according to Dr. Andrew Steel in his book Ageless, The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting old.

Karma affcts everything

How do we optimize our life with this process of progessive degeneration called aging always on the march? Where can we end up? What is the goal?

The goal could be just aesthetic. You know, to look good in your clothes. That’s shallow. It could be to gain or maintain strength to combat every one of life’s challenges. You have to face some of those challenges in your head, pushups can’t fix all that. It could be to live a long time, I like that. The drawback is ill health and all the things that go with that plus the loss of friends. 

How do we stay healthy or at least recover quickly from our health challenges until the end of this adventure? The Key is Gratitude and Service to our fellow travelers on this planet. This will give purpose to our health. That is the motivator. We must pray and meditate daily. We must work out daily. We must eat right daily. All this so we can be of service. What we do or don’t do daily is the measure of the resulting Karma that will get our attention. We can get another turn if we fail for a day, but……There are billions of lives at stake. Now and in the future.

We want to reach old age without a prolonged period of ill health. That is the goal. We want to come to the end and see the result of a life well-lived.

A recent post from the Mayo Clinic said that in post-Covid-19 America more people are looking at dieting as a way to be healthier for their immune system more than just cutting the quarantine weight gain. I’m encouraged by that news.

Here is a Link to a basic core set of exercises

https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/5-day-core-workout-guide/

Blue Zone Lesson #5

The Blue Zones

9 Lessons For Living Longer

From the people who’ve lived the longest

by Dan Buettner

This is not meant to be a book review, but a chance to impart some great information that we all need to know.

“Life expectancy of an American born today averages 78.2 years. But this year, over 70,000 Americans have reached their 100 birthday.”

Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic to find the world’s longest-lived people and study them. They found pockets of people around the world with the highest life expectancy, or with the highest proportions of people to reach age 100.

The 5 places are:

Barbagia region of Sardinia-mountainous highlands

Ikaria, Greece-Aegean Island

Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Seventh Day Adventist-around Loma Linda, California

Okinawa, Japan-Island area.

They put together medical researchers, anthropologists,

Demographers, and epidemiologists to search for evidence-based common denominators. They found nine lifestyle and diet habits .

Here is the first Lifestyle habit:

1. Move Naturally.

“The world’s longest-lived people don’t pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. Instead, they live in environments that constantly nudge them into moving without thinking about it. They grow gardens and don’t have mechanical conveniences for house and yard work.”

How do I incorporate this into my life?

“Inconvenience Yourself”

“Have fun, Keep moving’

“Walk”

2. Purpose.

“The Okinawans call it ‘Ikigai’ and the Nicoyans call it ‘plan de vida;’for both it translates to ‘why I wake up in the morning.’ Knowing your sense of purpose is worth up to seven years of extra life expectancy.”

In his book, The author says to take time to see the big picture. For me, I know some days are going to not be pain free. Having a purpose helps me push the pain and strain aside.

#3. Down shift

“Even people in the Blue Zones experience stress. Stress leads to chronic inflammation, associated with every major age-related disease. What the world’s longest-lived people have that we don’t are routines to shed that stress. Okinawans take a few moments each day to remember their ancestors, Adventists pray, Ikarians take a nap and Sardinians do happy hour.”

#4. 80% Rule

“‘Hara hachi bu’ -the Okinawan, 2500-year old Confucian mantra said before meals reminds them to stop eating when their stomachs are 80% full. The 20% gap between not being hungry and feeling full could be the difference between losing weight or gaining it. People in the blue zones eat their smallest meal in the late afternoon or early evening and then they don’teat any more the rest of the day.”

#5. Plant Slant

“Beans, including fava, black, soy and lentils, are the cornerstone of most centenarian diets. Meat–mostly pork–is eaten on average only five times per month. Serving sizes are 3-4 oz., about the size of a deck of cards.”

That’s #5; there are 4 lessons to go.

This blog is a little too preachy, but we all need a kick in the butt occasionally.

Be Healthy,

Coach Brown

Lost Friend, Karma, Food Adventures, and Blue Zone Lifestyle #3

I have been blessed with some long-term friends. They have walked with me for 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 years. It hurts when one of them is lost from this world. My friend Hans died. We have been friends since college, more than 50 years. My children have always called him Uncle Hans. We were teammates on a Championship football team and played in a Bowl game together.

2 Days to Game Time at the Rose Bowl

I have kept this photo of us on the field together all these years. We were the same height, same weight, similar strength, and speed at that time. Two undersized guys among giants. We were very competitive with each other and anyone else. He will be missed. Three thoughts come to mind with this event. 1.) Genes are rarely checked. 2.) There is no way to know about anyone’s karma. 3.) There is no way to measure my loss. If I live a long life, I will see friends move on.

Food & Exercise again. I have been tweaking my diet and finalizing my exercise program to fit my aging body. The diet was made up of my main meal 3/4 plant-based and 1/4 meat protein. It has been evolving to 2 or more days a week of having no meat, all plant-based. It is much easier than I anticipated. My Mediterranean-style diet has led me to enjoy a Greek salad. The tastiest one I have found, so far. is at a pizza place here in Vegas, Napoli Pizza & Restaurant.

Greek salad and veggie pizza

It has all the goodies including 3 kinds of olives and feta Cheese. It is delicious. Give the big Greek salad a try as a meal one day a week. My exercise program has been stepped up since my hiking misadventure. I have added more balance exercises to help me in that area. The core of the balance exercises comes from the Ataxia disease website.

Here is a link:

Here is a link to a good article about Blue Zone food: https://www.livestrong.com/article/13770794-longevity-foods/

Here is a link to really good Blog article on Brown Rice from an expert date March 17, 2022.

The Way To Get More Good Years.

The Blue Zone

 Information From The Book

The Blue Zones

9 Lessons For Living Longer

From the people who’ve lived the longest

by Dan Buettner

This is not meant to be a book review, but a chance to impart some great information that we all need to know.

“Life expectancy of an American born today averages 78.2 years. But this year, over 70,000 Americans have reached their 100 birthday.”

Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic to find the world’s longest-lived people and study them. They found pockets of people around the world with the highest life expectancy, or with the highest proportions of people to reach age 100.

The 5 places are:

Barbagia region of Sardinia-mountainous highlands

Ikaria, Greece-Aegean Island

Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Seventh Day Adventist-around Loma Linda, California

Okinawa, Japan-Island area.

They put together medical researchers, anthropologists,

Demographers, and epidemiologists to search for evidence-based common denominators. They found nine lifestyle and diet habits .

Here is the first Lifestyle habit:

1. Move Naturally.

“The world’s longest-lived people don’t pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. Instead, they live in environments that constantly nudge them into moving without thinking about it. They grow gardens and don’t have mechanical conveniences for house and yard work.”

How do I incorporate this into my life?

“Inconvenience Yourself”

“Have fun, Keep moving’

“Walk”

Do you want to add years to your life and life to your years? Start now with the first lifestyle practice and tell me how it makes you feel.

Lifestyle habit:

2. Purpose.

“The Okinawans call it ‘Ikigai’ and the Nicoyans call it ‘plan de vida;’for both it translates to ‘why I wake up in the morning.’ Knowing your sense of purpose is worth up to seven years of extra life expectancy.”

In his book, The author says to take time to see the big picture. For me, I know some days are going to not be pain free. Having a purpose helps me push the pain and strain aside.

#3. Down shift

“Even people in the Blue Zones experience stress. Stress leads to chronic inflammation, associated with every major age-related disease. What the world’s longest-lived people have that we don’t are routines to shed that stress. Okinawans take a few moments each day to remember their ancestors, Adventists pray, Ikarians take a nap and Sardinians do happy hour.

Lifestyle #4 next time, be sure and subscribe.

Be well, Coach Brown

IF YOUR LIFE MATTERS, THEN WHAT?

Begin here.

Pray First

If your life matters, stop your toxic diet and get healthy. Do yourself a favor in this mess we seem to be in and pay attention to your “information diet” as well as to your “healthy diet”. Everything on commercial T.V. is propaganda and spin; news, ads, and programming. I wanted to write something current and trendy with social inequities as a topic. This turned out to be something I did not know enough about from the other man’s perspective. After doing a little research, the information could be and should be a semester college course or a 2-year course in a youth program just to provide everyone with an overview to have an educated opinion on what the real problem is. Pointing you in the right direction may be the best place to start. I recommend the Rich Roll podcast or YouTube #529. Rich interviews John Lewis and John Salley. Lewis is from “Bad Ass Vegan” among his projects and Salley, the former NBA SuperStar who is a well-known entrepreneur and vegetarian. The interviewees explain some of the problems with social inequities as well as diet and health issues in the black communities.

John and John explain the problem as they see it and a solution from their view. The BLM movement and the George Floyd death are discussed. They state clearly what the protests are about. They talk about a multitude of current problems that are facing America today. One social issue they discuss is Food Inequity or the Urban Nutrition Desert. They have a plan to improve the quality of what is being eaten in the Black community. Listen and learn from this podcast. link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ6HdT84uWg

I believe that very little investigation is needed to illuminate the same issues in our Brown communities. Change in the diet in the brown communities is happening in the healthy promotion of Mexi-vegetarian cooking. You can check that out online or in select restaurants. The social inequities are another story in the Brown community are another problem to be addressed.

I repeat, if your life matters then take proper care of it. Eat healthy, get a fitness program, find a way to feed your spirit. If your life matters you need to be part of the change. Over 50% of the American population is sick (black, brown, red, blue, yellow, white). These are Lifestyle disorders; obesity, pre-diabetes, diabetes-2, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease. It is time to change. No one likes to be told what to do, ie. wear a mask, wash your hands, stand back, but this is the time to step up and do the right thing.

There is a solution. Begin here and now.

#1. Stop poisoning ourselves and our children with toxic fast food. 

#2. Stop eating processed food. These are made by the companies that gave us cigarettes to addict and eventually kill us.

My Neighborhood
Sign on the door!!!

There is plenty of science to back up an eating change. If you want science, start with Doctor Michael Klaper M.D. Listen to him on Rich Roll podcast #507. Dr. Klaper at 72 has seen the result of the Western diet on the American population. He is giving lectures to medical students on nutrition and a healthy diet. link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhs1BB7MbHo

I see the result of a poor diet and lifestyle every day at school. Many boys who come into the locker room are overweight from the government provided free breakfast and lunch and who knows what for dinner. These meals from the Government are supposed to be healthy and nutritious. The meal regulations are mandated by government appointees that are also on the corporate food company boards and therefore promote science for food. Chemistry should not be a food choice. Added to that problem are the student eating habits. The calamity is watching the boys throwing away the apple and eating the chips or doughnut. They are addicted to sugar and salt. The attraction to sugar and salt are natural. They are natural when in nature. This is not that.

Stop poisoning yourself and our children.

Here is another starting point. Dr. John Mcdougall has a free book. You can get it in 20 different languages and a child will understand it. This is not my diet of choice, but you will understand this one in minutes.

Dr. McDougall’s Color Picture Book “Food Poisoning” How to Cure It by Eating Beans, Corn, Pasta, Potatoes, Rice, etc.*

Nothing happens in God’s world by chance.

Be healthy,

Coach Brown