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Old 07-20-2010, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Why "NO" red meat? That is fanaticism. How about much smaller quantities of red meat? Say, a few times a week? When I was a child in the 1950's it was common to have red meat three times a day. That was clearly excessive, and unhealthy - there is no argument about it. But it is absurd to speak of red meat as if it were poison; early members of our species were hunter-gatherers, and they hunted red meat. That was the diet on which our species was formed. Of course the hunts were not successful every day, and so the consumption of red meat was not a continuous thing, and should not be now. But I do not understand the all-or-nothing mentality.
Everyone's metabolism is different. For me, dairy does not put on weight. I avoid it completely because for me it worsens the asthma. Red meat, if it is shot through with hormones and fed on pesticide feed leads to heart problems and cancer. Grass fed (organic) humanely raised beef in small quantities would be fine for many. Those who do the most physical work can probably stand to eat more in the way of animal products, they are working it all off. Those who are more sdentary may want a more vegetarian based diet for that kind of metabolism. Just some thoughts.

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Old 07-20-2010, 05:25 AM
 
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oatmeal and aerobics-- secret of eternal youth.
Huckleberry, have you posted here before? If not, welcome to the thread

Now, how do you prepare your oats and what kind of aerobics are you into?

Share some more secrets!
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:27 AM
 
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I'm unable to do aerobics (bad back & bad knees) but I do eat oat bran about five mornings a week, cooked in Rice Dream, with walnuts and raisins, cinnamon, dash of Agave Nectar and seasonal fruit. Coffee with Chocolate Almond Breeze (instead of milk or cream).

My breakfast tip for staying young & healthy in retirement
What is chocolate almond breeze and agave nectar and pray tell where do you get it???
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Chocolate almond breeze is an almond milk. The regular & vanilla flavors are in the refrigerator section of your grocery store. The chocolate is in the health food section in containers. I use the vanilla flavor in my coffee and cereal now.

Agave nectar can be found where the sugar is. In some stores it's in the health food section, and other stores have it in the baking section.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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Everyone's metabolism is different. For me, dairy does not put on weight. I avoid it completely because for me it worsens the asthma. Red meat, if it is shot through with hormones and fed on pesticide feed leads to heart problems and cancer. Grass fed (organic) humanely raised beef in small quantities would be fine for many. Those who do the most physical work can probably stand to eat more in the way of animal products, they are working it all off. Those who are more sdentary may want a more vegetarian based diet for that kind of metabolism. Just some thoughts.
Very well said
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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What is chocolate almond breeze and agave nectar and pray tell where do you get it???
Chocolate Almond Breeze is made by Blue Diamond. Its ingredients are:
Purified water, evaporated cane juice, almonds, cocoa, tricalcium phosphate, sea salt, potassium citrate carrageenan, natural flavors, soy lecithin, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2-D-Alpha-tocopherol (natural vitaminE). It can be purchased at any health food store and the price varies from $2 to $2.59 for 32 oz.

100% pure organic Agave Nectar is made from the juice of the agave (plant?) it has a low glycemic index and easy to use. although costs more than sugar.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:12 AM
 
Location: southern california
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Huckleberry, have you posted here before? If not, welcome to the thread

Now, how do you prepare your oats and what kind of aerobics are you into?

Share some more secrets!
thought you would never ask.
oats
coach's oats.
margarine raisins and mixed nuts
micro 3 minutes raw 1/2 cup oats and 1 cup water
then add rest of ingredients
aerobics
took it all over the county and settled on the best.
very rigorous. lots of leg lifts and wide swinging arm movements dumbells and mat work.
combinations to keep the mind and body alert.
1 hour 3 times a week.
bike and skate 3 x a week too.
yoga 1x a week
walk 3 x a week
primary killer diets to get up to speed, get it off and keep it off (30 lbs).
1st diet
kaiser semi fast 3 cans of slim fast and a modest meal per day
2nd maintenance diet
kaiser portion diet
1/2 cup grain
1.5 cups veg
1.5 cup fruit
2 cup dairy
.5 cup meat
per 24 hr period

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Old 07-25-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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thought you would never ask.
oats
coach's oats.
margarine raisins and mixed nuts
micro 3 minutes raw 1/2 cup oats and 1 cup water
then add rest of ingredients
aerobics
took it all over the county and settled on the best.
very rigorous. lots of leg lifts and wide swinging arm movements dumbells and mat work.
combinations to keep the mind and body alert.
1 hour 3 times a week.
bike and skate 3 x a week too.
yoga 1x a week
walk 3 x a week
primary killer diets to get up to speed, get it off and keep it off (30 lbs).
1st diet
kaiser semi fast 3 cans of slim fast and a modest meal per day
2nd maintenance diet
kaiser portion diet
1/2 cup grain
1.5 cups veg
1.5 cup fruit
2 cup dairy
.5 cup meat
per 24 hr period
You sound like you're in great shape. I'll have to get the scoop on kaiser. Is there a website?
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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Default Interesting comments on staying young and healthy...

I am reminded of a time, approximately 31 years ago, when the mother of a friend always responded with "just trying to be fine", when asked "how she was doing? I now grasp the full meaning of what she meant. At the ripe age of 65 I am trying not to slip down the slippery slope and go the way of the "Over the Hill Gang". It is definitely a struggle when you are dealing with a debilitating condition, constant pain, limping, walking with a cane, inconstinence, constipation, etc. You see, just a year and ahalf ago I was one of those people who could walk, even trot, then one day all heck broke loose.

I woke up with numbness in my toes and pain in the middle of my back. This was just the beginning, little did I know, a doctor and two chiropractors later I would be headed for the operation room. Don't get me wrong I am not having a Pity Party, I just wanted to point out that the slope is slippier when you have what seems like gigantic obstacles facing you.

It is difficult to stay connected when you begin to feel more comfortable staying at home, both mentally and physically. There are days when I just can't here, one more time, "what are you doing on a cane?" So, today I am Just Trying To Be Fine, Monday I go for a pre-surgical exam. I will let you know how things turn out.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:49 PM
 
Location: earth?
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I know I am a broken record on this subject, but I believe, to stay as healthy as possible, DETOX from all processed foods, medications, and any other toxic stuff you might be in the habit of ingesting (i.e., booze, cigarettes, other) . . .

On the other hand, according to Buddhist thought, old age, sickness and death is to be expected . . . not fought against . . .I believe we are here for a reason and we only have "x" number of years to live, so make the best of it . . .

And STAY AWAY FROM DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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