It starts with...
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (Netflix)
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead 2 (Netflix)
Hungry for Change (Netflix)
Forks over Knives (Netflix)
Food, Inc. (Netflix)
TedTalks - Chew on This (Netflix)
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Health & Wellness
Feeling Better Starts With What You Eat
A Welcome from the Professor:
Disclosure: Let us begin by letting you know that you should consult your doctor or nutritionist before you drastically change your diet or medicine regimen.
We live in a society where we are filled with food like products and starved for nutrition. We are in a calorie rich and nutrient poor condition that is seemingly hard to address and yet oftentimes easier to do once the decision has been made to make the lifestyle change. For the greater part of my life I was a meat eater, and rarely ever cared about the ingredients that were in my foods and by default I became overweight and tired. Since January of 2015 I have decided to give up on meat, dairy, alcohol, tobacco products, sodas, juices, (and anything else that isn't tea or water), and candies/desserts. It is currently February 28th of 2015 and I have safely lost twelve pounds and feel completely lighter and better in spirit overall. I did this by using a product (and I'm not a salesman of it I just like it) called the NutriBullet Magic Bullet to create smoothies out of Kale, Spinach, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Raspberries, Carrots, and many other organic ingredients that were whole foods. I made certain to stay away from High Fructose Corn Syrup, Maltrodextrin, Soy products, Natural & Artificial Flavors, and many other chemically made or generally unhealthy foods. I say all of that to simply let everyone know that it can be done, that I grew up as the typical "Westerner", and that I have personally experienced the benefits of altering your diet in a way that many others on this path have.
We need to learn how to shop and how to directly impact what goes into our temples (bodies). Every time that we purchase a product at a grocery store or at a local farm we are making a choice. A choice that tells the product maker what society wants, and needs - and we must do better to teach our friends, families, and children how to properly nurture ourselves.
SAAMR has allowed me to create this school of study for all of you to network with each other, post your success stories, post your pictures of foods and such, share recipes and to learn how to be in better health and wellness.
- Abbot Kai Kihran, AMWA | AMMATA