Lyme Disease Information

July 17th, 2009 No comments

Lyme Disease Information and Links 

New Lyme Website is at Heal From Lyme:  

Good 12 minute video at the bottom of the page below:

12 Minute Video (National Capital Lyme)

Info about the movie “Under Our Skin”:

Under Our Skin (Lyme Disease Documentary)

You can see the “Trailer” for the Lyme Documentary below:

Trailer for “Under Our Skin” movie

 

I have a website now at Heal From Lyme

G Rated Love Graphic

July 10th, 2009 1 comment

 

Love Graphic Animated

Love Graphic Animated

Nyani’s Sixth Visit (Polyculture)

July 3rd, 2009 No comments

Visit 6, in which Nyani meets Steve’s wife Sahara and they discuss Polyculture and Monoculture.

This meeting happened at Steve’s house.  Steve and his wife Sahara sat out on their porch waiting.

“I don’t know exactly where she arrives when she comes.” Steve said.  “All I know is that she comes walking down the street.  I’m glad you finally get to meet her.”

Sahara replied.  “Me too.  You and the kids really have me curious with all this Nyani talk.”

“There she is now,” remarked Steve, “And look at that outfit she has on!”  Nyani had on cowboy boots and jeans, a denim blouse, and a cowboy hat. “I guess even females from other planets like to try on different clothes.”

As Nyani approached, she said, “Hi Steve, hi Sahara.  I’m glad to finally meet you.”  Sahara only heard a beautiful singsong language, but nothing she understood.  Nyani handed her the translator stone, and then repeated her greeting.

Sahara replied, “I’m certainly glad to meet you also.  That language was beautiful, almost tropical or Polynesian.”

“It’s called Endante.  It’s similar in a way to some Polynesian languages.  We are going to learn about Polyculture today.  Not Polynesian Culture, but plant polyculture.”  She paused, then added, “I know I usually want to stay outside, but today we need to use your inter-net.”

As they all moved into Steve’s office, Sahara asked, “Do you have an internet on Fruitoka?”

“Yes, but much more powerful than what you have.  I’ll show you a bit later.  We’ve talked about personal nutrition in other visits, but now I want to explore the ecological picture.  Your planet is suffering from your agricultural methods, and millions of people are going hungry also.”

“And this polyculture has to do with people going hungry,” asked Steve.

“Well, yes it does.  Look up polyculture on your web.”

Steve looked it up in Google.  Nyani said, “That first link looks good, the Wikipedia one.  By the way, that Wikipedia is a fantastic collaborative effort.  Such joint efforts are common on Fruitoka, but more rare here on your planet.”

Sahara read the Wikipedia entry out loud, “Polyculture is agriculture using multiple crops in the same space, in imitation of the diversity of natural ecosystems, and avoiding large stands of single crops, or monoculture.”

“Yes,” said Nyani.  “It’s not the best definition, but it will do.  You won’t find much monoculture on Fruitoka, or in nature.  Your world’s present approach to solving world hunger relies on only six crops.”

“Really? What are they?” asked Sahara.

“The six major staples are rice, wheat, maize (corn), cassava, sweet potato, and beans.  They all are rather starchy foods.  Another drawback is that they all need to be cooked.  In many places on your planet, forests are being lost due to fuel needed for cooking.”

Steve asked, “So you are saying that it’s not good to rely on just a few foods, but that we need to have thousands of types of food instead?”

“Yes, and billions of people growing food locally in yards and small plots, rather than gigantic fields of single crops.  Monoculture creates plant weakness.  That’s why the farmers have to use so many pesticides to protect the crops.  When you grow foods in balance and harmony, like nature, your plants will be strong and you’ll get more food overall.”

Nyani pulled out a small stone shaped like a pyramid.  She laid it on the table and said, “Here, let’s connect to our Net and I’ll show you some examples.”  A beam shot out into the air from one side of the pyramid and expanded into a holographic display of a garden environment.

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Notes – read more about plant diversity here (Rare Crops Needed to Tackle World Hunger)

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Fifth Visit (to the Zoo)

June 22nd, 2009 2 comments

Visit 5, in which Steve, Stacy, Nyani, and Samuel travel to the zoo for Samuel’s ninth birthday.  Nyani explains some of the differences between carnivores and vegetarians.

The morning had come, and Samuel was excited for his birthday trip to the Hogle Zoo.  He was happy to finally meet Nyani and have her come along with them.

The June morning was bright and clear.  The air was a bit cool now, but with no clouds in the sky it would warm up very soon. 

“Let’s go to the howler monkeys first,” said Samuel.  “I love to watch them swing and howl.”  

As they walked toward the primate cages, Stacy asked, “Nyani, do you have zoos on Fruitoka?”

“Well, we do have lots of nature preserves and lots of animals, but we don’t have small cages like these.”

little monkey

little monkey

They all laughed at the antics of the monkeys as they flew nimbly through the air among the artificial trees and bars.  One monkey landed on the floor in a corner and ate a kale leaf and part of an orange.

“See what they are eating,” remarked Steve.  “There is an example of your fruit and green leaf diet.”

“Yes,” answered Nyani, “They are given the right foods here..  that’s good.  Samuel, is your body more like these monkeys or more like the body of a tiger?”

Samuel thought for a moment and replied, “more like a monkey, except I can’t swing so good!”

Nyani said, “Yes, and when are at the tiger’s cage later I’ll tell you some of the differences, and how the physical differences show what diets will work best for each animal.”

Stacy and Samuel had fun showing Nyani animals that she had never seen before.  She in turn told them about animals they have on Fruitoka.  The “Keylap” is twice as big as an elephant.

When they finally arrived at the big cat cages at the end of the day, they saw the tiger sleeping on the side of his cage.

“Well,” said Nyani, “What are some of the differences you know about between the monkeys and the tigers?”

Samuel said, “tigers have claws, and monkeys don’t.”

Nyani replied, “Yes, we have carnivores, or meat eaters, on Fruitoka also.  They all have claws for killing and tearing apart flesh.  We, on the other ‘hand’, have hands like the monkeys, with thumbs that can easily pick fruit and eat it.”

Stacy added, “the tiger has four legs, and monkeys have two legs and two arms.”

“Right, all the carnivores have four legs and use their four legs to walk and run.”

Steve volunteered, “Mr. tiger looks kind of tired over there.  Don’t carnivores sleep more of the time.”

“Yes,” added Nyani, “Humans and other primates spend about 1/3 of the time sleeping.  Carnivores usually sleep for over 2/3 of each day.  Another difference you may not know is that carnivores make their own Vitamin C.   You and I need to eat it in our diet.”

“Another difference is in meal size.”  she continued. “Most fruit is the perfect size for us to eat.  We can eat a few pieces for a meal.  Carnivores can eat about one third of their weight at a meal.  When the tiger kills an animal in the wild, he will likely eat the whole thing.”

“I know another one,” said Samuel.  “Carnivores have tails.”

“Good!  Yes, that’s a difference, and they can hear and smell much better than we can.  This is so they can smell their prey.  But, we can see much better in color than most carnivores.  We are able to pick out the colors of ripe fruit.”

Steve added, “I think I’ve got one.  Carnivores have lots of babies at a time, five, six, seven babies.  Humans only have one, and sometimes two.”

tigerteeth

Now these are carnivore teeth!

“Yes”, Nyani said.  “And carnivores have rough tongues but we have smooth tongues.  There’s a big difference in our teeth also.  Carnivores have sharp pointed teeth for tearing into their prey.  Our molars are flat for chewing.  Even our method of chewing is different.  Try moving your jaw from side to side.  You can do it, to grind and mash your food, but carnivores can’t move their jaws from side to side.”

“Another difference, one you can’t see, is in how long the intestines are.  Carnivores have a very short digestive system.  Humans and other natural vegetarians have very long intestinal systems to be able to process and get nutrients from the plant food.”

Samuel asked, “Then why do humans think they are carnivores?”

Nyani replied, “I guess many of them have never thought about it.  Also, your food industries want to make lots of money, so they persuade people to eat what will benefit the company.  Carnivores can eat acid-forming foods because this is natural to their bodies.  To have the best health, we need to eat alkaline-forming foods.  They can eat a high-fat diet, but when we do it leads to disease.”

“There are many more differences, but that’s certainly enough for now,” added Nyani.  “Just remember to never make people feel bad about what they eat.  Don’t be pushy or forceful, even with yourself.  True changes come naturally as we learn new truths.”

“Will we ever get to see one of your nature preserves?” said Stacy.

“You just might,” grinned Nyani.  “That would be a lot of fun for all of us.”

Free Fruit Report

June 22nd, 2009 1 comment

Get this Free Fruit Report from my friend Frederic Patenaude.

Frederic’s report debunks the following false statements:

“Today’s fruit is too hybridized so we shouldn’t eat it.” 

 

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Fruit Attraction and Magnetism

“Today’s fruit contains too much sugar so we should avoid it.” 

 

“If you’re trying to lose weight you should not eat fruit.” 

 

“It’s not possible to live on a fruit-based diet.” 

 

“Fruit eaters have problems with their teeth because of the sugar in fruit.” 

 

“If you have candida you shouldn’t eat fruit.” 

 

“Fruit contributes to hypoglycemia and blood sugar problems.” 

 

Yes, these opinions have been floating around the natural health movement lately but Frederic addresses them all.  Just click and download the report below.

 

Fruit Report

 

One of my favorite parts of this report is his analysis of what 1000 calories of fruit contains.  He gives three different examples in the report.  I’ve copied one below:

 

1000 calories of fruit is about:   

1 large cantaloupe (285 calories),1 pound of fresh figs (350 calories), 2 cups of grapes (225 calories), 2 apples (165 calories).   This fruit will provide 265.73% of your vitamin A, 7,977.1% of your vitamin E (!), 670.51% of your vitamin C, 289.11% of your thiamin, and 152.89% of your vitamin B-6, as well as good amounts of riboflavin (30%), niacin (36%), folate (39%), iron (30%), calcium (28%), and magnesium (30%). 

Download the Fruit Report and read the rest.

You can also get Frederic’s DVD Raw Food Recipes for a real treat.


 


Fourth Visit (Sahila Tournament Part II)

June 18th, 2009 No comments

Visit 4 Continued, in which Steve and Stacy view the Sahila Tournament on Fruitoka.

Steve and Stacy noticed that the circular playing field was divided into four “pie” sections by two lines running all the way across the field.  Each team’s players wore a different color uniform.  The team’s colors were red, yellow, blue, and green.

All the teams were in their own quadrant warming up.  

“As they start playing, the teams each get one disc or frisbee at a time.  If that prymal goes into the goal at the other side, or if it gets deactivated, then that team gets a new one,” said Nyani. “You’ll see what happens when the other team intercepts a throw.”

Stacy said, “It looks like they are getting ready to start.  Those prymals are bigger than our frisbees.  They are almost 2 feet across, and hollow in the middle, so it’s actually a ring.”

“Yes, and they get very good with throwing and catching them, as you will see.”

They heard the piercing sound of a gong and suddenly all nine members of each team ran to their own back wall.  Steve noticed that he couldn’t see the red team. This was because he and Stacy and Nyani were sitting near the red team’s “starting place” and the playing field was about 13 feet below the stands.

Another gong sounded, some long flags unfurled around the edge of the stadium, and suddenly the players leaped into action!  

Nyani said, “Watch the front players.  Four on each team are what you call the offensive team, trying to get their own prymal into the opposing territory and into the goal.  Three others stay near their own back wall to block the other team from scoring.”

“So,” asked Stacy, “The red team tries to get their red frisbee into the slot on the opposite wall, which is green.  And the green team tries to get their green frisbee into the wall below us, which we can’t see too well.  The blue and yellow teams do the same, across the field.”

“Yes…   Oh, look there!”   Steve and Stacy saw a brown skinned red player catch the prymal from his teammate.  He then leaped far into the air to his right to avoid a green defender.  While in the air, almost sideways, he threw the prymal from behind his head using his thumb, and it zinged into the slot for a goal.  The crowd cheered, especially the people sitting in the “red” stands.

“That’s an early goal,” Nyani said.  “There are no substitutes in this game, like you often have in your earth games.  Endurance is part of the contest.  You can see how big the field is and how the players must run constantly.”  

Steve saw a yellow player intercept a prymal from the blue team. 

“Oh, watch what happens now.”  Nyani got Stacy’s attention also as the yellow player did something to the prymal and then laid it on the ground where he caught it.  Suddenly a cylinder of yellow light rose from the prymal into the air, straight up to about 30 feet.

Stacy gasped as Nyani said, “It’s part of the strategy and scoring.  The yellow team gets a half point for the interception.  The players have to avoid the cylinder.  Any player touching it loses a half point for their team.  You can also see that the cylinder partially blocks the goal.  Any prymal touching any cylinder of energy instantly disintegrates.”

The players showed fantastic feats of energy and vitality.  They were strong, with physiques like triathletes.  They were agile and quick and could jump amazingly high when catching the prymal.  Goals were made, and colored cylinders rose to mark interceptions.

Stacy suddenly said, “Look, the borders between the playing fields are rising!”  The people all around them in the stands laughed out loud at Stacy’s surprise.

Sure enough, Steve looked and saw that the lines crossing the field were raising into walls.  They were now about 2 feet high and still rising.  “Another obstacle,” said Nyani.  “I wondered when you would notice.”  

“Any player can go anywhere in the entire playing field,” she continued.  “But these walls make it more interesting.  They will reach five feet just before halftime, and again near the end of the game.”

Steve asked, “So they have to keep jumping them to get to different parts of the field?”

“Yes.  Right now they hurdle them, as you can see.”  

As the walls rose the players began to vault the walls, putting their hands on them and then doing a front flip onto the other side.  “Yes, many people on earth would think that this kind of physical activity would be impossible,” Steve remarked.  “And even if possible, they would say that the players needed to eat meat to ‘build strong bodies’ and get enough protein.”

After the first half of play, the walls were lowered, and fifteen Fruitokan girls danced a lively dance that Nyani said was the “National Dance of her country”.  

The score at halftime was Red: 8  Green: 9 1/2  Yellow: 5  Red: 7.   The players didn’t get much rest, but began with as much vigor as ever.  The cylinders of light were taken down at the half also so they started the second half with a clear playing field.

Very soon, however, the playing field was again a buzz of activity, with players vaulting walls and catching prymals.  

“The red team  is what you call my ‘home’ team,” said Nyani.  “That’s why we are sitting in this section and why I cheer so much for their goals.”

“Well, I hope the red team wins them,” replied Stacy.  “But it looks like it’s going to be close.  Red and green are tied at 13 each.”

“I know, and there’s only a minute or so left in the game.”  The defenders of all teams made valiant leaps to block goals.  The offensive players also gave their energy to making a final score.  

Steve suddenly noticed the same brown skinned red player deep in the green territory, the one that made the first goal.  Steve also noticed that Nyani’s hands were clasped very tightly as she watched the same player.

The red player jumped and caught the prymal.  This could be the winning score if he made it.  He seemed to jump left and the defender started to jump with him.  Then suddenly the red player jumped right and again flipped the prymal with his behind the head throw.  Zing.  The prymal sped into the slot and the score was registered.  The red team had won.

The people in the stands exploded into applause and cheering.  Nyani looked like she might cry, or faint.  

A few minutes later, as the people started leaving, the brown skinned red player came walking toward Nyani and Steve and Stacy.  He was carrying a young boy about three years old.  He came right up to Nyani and gave her a big kiss.  Nyani said, “Steve and Stacy, this is my husband Peto.  And this is my grandson Edan.”

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Fourth Visit: This one to Fruitoka (Sahila Tournament)

June 16th, 2009 No comments

Visit 4, in which Steve and Stacy travel to Fruitoka and see the health of the people as shown at a Sahila Tournament.

Steve and Stacy and Nyani stood holding hands under the far pavilion at the park.  It was midday and they were alone in the shade, forming a small circle.

“We don’t actually need to hold hands,” said Nyani softly as she smiled.  “But it does seem to be fitting, and it may calm Stacy.  Ready?  Let’s go!”

Steve thought that he was the one needing to be calmed, and was grateful for the hand holding.  He was glad Nyani hadn’t said “Energize” like the Star Trek movies.  However, it felt about the same as that must be.

She told them that their bodies wouldn’t be taken apart or vaporized.  Rather, the universe itself would be bent, and they would simply step across to another point.  The bending or folding of the universe was done quickly, and only in the seventh dimension.  This way, other processes were not disturbed.

Steve felt and saw a blue light.  Then the blue turned to white and he felt briefly like he was floating.  He couldn’t feel Stacy’s or Nyani’s hand and became scared for a moment that he was lost.  Then the white changed to green and he looked up into a green tree filled with purple fruit.  All three were still holding hands.

“See.  All Safe,” said Nyani.  “Welcome to Fruitoka.  We are right on the edge of the Stadium.”

“It feels so alive,” said Stacy, as Nyani led them on a stone and grass path through an orchard.  “It reminds me of the energy I feel up the mountains.”

“I’m glad you like it.  We will quickly get that treat I promised you, as the game is about to begin.”

Nyani led them toward a kind of fruit stand, with over 40 different fruits of all colors and sizes.  “It’s a custom here at sports contests to have a Razee, or a smoothie.  Stacy, I’ll get you a Cloudberry Razee because you like blueberries and cloudberries are similar.  Steve, you liked my rutan so you get a Rutan Razee.  I’ll get my favorite, an Asher-Cree Razee.”

The Razees were made by putting the fruit into something that looked like a blender, but with no blades.  Nyani told Steve that the fruit was blended with jets of air rather than cut by blades.  They walked only a few steps from the fruit stand and stepped down into a huge circular stadium.  The stadium didn’t rise above the surface of the ground, but was built down into the ground.

As they carried their Razees and took their seats, Steve estimated that the Stadium held about 4000 people.

Nyani said, “You’ll see soon why I wanted to show you this tournament.  All of our people are very active, but these athletes will show you some real energy, agility, and vitality.”  

“Unlike most of your contests on earth, we have four teams that play at once.  Only one team is the winner, but there is a second, third, and fourth.  The playing field is circular, as you can see.”

“How many players on each team?” asked Stacy.  “And how do they win?”

“There are nine members of each team.  They score ‘goals’ with that frisbee thing you see some of them warming up with.  They have to get it into that slot you see all along the opposite wall.  The slot is up about ten feet high and only six inches wide.  The other team’s defenders will try to block the goal and intercept the prymal, which is what the frisbee is called here.”

“This is all incredible,” said Steve, while sipping his Razee through what looked like a wooden straw.  The Razee itself was in a large wooden mug, complete with handle.  “My Razee is heavenly.  I never imagined a smoothie to taste so exquisite.”

Note (Story continued in the next post):

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Nyani’s Third Visit (Stacy)

June 12th, 2009 No comments

Visit 3, in which Steve’s daughter Stacy meets Nyani, and they plan a trip to Fruitoka!

Steve and his 12 year old daughter Stacy drove toward the local park in their home town of Gunnison, Utah.

“Dad, are we really going to meet a lady from another planet?”

“I’ve already met her twice, and yes, she wanted to meet you today,” replied Steve.  “I know you and Mom and Samuel have been very curious about my stories.  Nyani wanted us to meet at the park today.  She really likes to be outside.”

Steve spotted Nyani sitting on top of the monkey bars, wearing knee-length shorts and a T-shirt.  She climbed down with easy movements as Steve and Stacy approached.  Stacy’s eyes opened wide as Nyani pulled the green stone out of her waist pack and handed it to her.

“Hi Stacy.  I’m very happy to meet you today.  I love your red hair.”

“Uhh, thanks.  My Mom doesn’t think you’re real,” said Stacy.

“Well, she’s going to be surprised then, isn’t she?”  Nyani smiled.

“Yes, I think she’s going to freak out.  I think your blond hair is pretty.  Sometimes people tease me about my hair.  It’s a lot brighter red than my Mom’s.”

Steve chimed in, “Shall we walk around the park while we talk?”  Steve, Nyani, and Stacy all started walking around the border of the park under some shade trees.  “Stacy has some questions about Fruitoka.”

“Well,” replied Stacy, “What are some of the different things on your planet?  Dad says that none of you drink milk, but you eat just fruit.”

“Actually, every one of us drinks milk,” Nyani replied.  Steve wrinkled up his face in confusion.  “We all drink milk when we are young, from our mother,” she continued.  “We tend to nurse our babies longer than you do here on earth.  But yes, we don’t drink the milk from other animals.  We will talk more about that later.”

“Let’s see.  What other differences do we have?  As a whole, we go to sleep earlier and get up earlier than you do.  We do have artificial lights, as you do, but we want to stay with our natural body cycles.  We are much healthier when we sleep during the night.”

“Our people are much thinner since we eat our natural foods.  We have a more advanced technology than your planet, though it may not look like it at first.”  Nyani said.  “Would you like to come with your Dad to visit Fruitoka soon?”

“Oh, I’d love to!” beamed Stacy.

“Great.  You are actually ready.  It’s your Dad we have to prepare.  Our method of travel involves an energy transfer of very high vibrations.  The more pure your body is, the easier the journey.”

“Steve, hold on to the stone again,” said Nyani.  “You’ve been eating fresher foods without even realizing it.  True change is like that, it’s not forced.”

Steve took the stone.  “You really think we might go soon, and take Stacy?  Is it safe.”

“It’s quite safe.  It’s a little bit of work and takes some arranging, but safe.  This stone does more than just translate.  It measures quite a bit as it gets your imprint, but right now we just want your overall vibration level.”

“That’s it,” Nyani said as she took the stone back from Steve.  “In just a few more days you’ll be ready!  Try eating just fruit for breakfast every day for a few days and that should do it.  If you are willing, cut out the sausage.  That’s the lowest vibration food you’ve been eating.”

“We like to do a lot of sports on Fruitoka.  I have so much I’d like to show you but for our first visit we are going to a Sahila tournament.  I want Stacy to have some fun there.  Sahila is a sports contest with four teams, using something like your frisbee.”

“This is getting really interesting,” replied Steve.  “I don’t know what to say, except that we will be looking forward to it.”

“So will I, ” said Nyani.  Then she turned to Stacy and said, “And you take care of that pretty hair.  We don’t have many redheads on Fruitoka, so you will be noticed.  Bye for now.”

“Oh, and be hungry when we go.  I’ll provide the food,” she added.

Enhance Your Performance

June 1st, 2009 No comments

Main Idea:  You will achieve the best athletic performance on a simple diet of fruit and green leaves.

Rather than put some dry data here, I’m going to put myself on the line.  

I’m a runner, and I’m going to tell how I’ve done in some races lately.  Now, I’m 42 years old and I’m recovering from Lyme Disease.  A year ago I could hardly run at all.  It took three years to find out what was wrong.

For an inspiring example of what can be done physically on a fruit based diet, see Tim Van Orden and his Running Raw Project.  He races almost every weekend and posts all his Race Results.

I’ll probably never be as fast as Tim, but I am getting stronger.  Here are my race results below.  If I have access to the results, I’ll link to them.

Updated 2009 Results Here

2009 Results


  • 9/19/2009 – 19th (of 99) – Hidden Peak Challenge 6K – Snowbird, UT (Time – 1:05:13)
  • 7/18/2009 – 56th (of about 90) – Battle at Big Springs 8K – Provo, UT (Time – 52:26)
  • 6/6/2009 – 8th (of about 500) – Irace for MLD 5K – Bountiful, UT (Time – 20:53)
  • 5/30/2009 – 31st (of about 70) - Gruesome Grizzly Trail 8K – Provo, UT (Time – 43:32)
  • 5/23/2009 – 4th (of 80) – Scandinavian Festival 5K – Ephraim, UT (Time – 22:41) 
  • 5/2/2009 – 14th (of 33) – Timp Shadow Trail 5K – Provo, UT  (Time – 27:56)  Muddy Race!

Note – Some of you have asked about Lyme Disease.  Here is a link to my Lyme treatment.

 

Photo from the muddy Timp Shadow race.

Photo from the muddy Timp Shadow race.