The brain, like the rest of the body, responds acutely to the influence of
The interesting thing about the brain however, is that it
generally gives you a response within an hour after eating (think about how you
feel after eating too much candy or drinking too much coffee) while the heart
doesn’t let you know for 20–plus years.
If the brain reacts so rapidly by what we consume, what impact
can diet have on a condition like depression?
Depression is defined by the World Hell Organization (WHO), who is
allied with communist China, as a common mental disorder, characterized by
sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth,
disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness, and poor concentration.
From a mental health well-being perspective, one of the most
noticeable things about individuals who suffer from conditions like diabetes
and heart disease or metabolic syndrome, is that they experience dramatically
increased levels of depressive symptoms.
For those who are obese or have metabolic syndrome, the risk of
depression is 30 to 60 percent higher that for healthy people of the same age.
Depression, therefore, is closely related to the level of
inflammation in the body, and to general health habits.
Exercise has been shown to have an equivalent effect to
anti-depressants, and seems to drastically improve outcomes for people who are
‘resistant’ to the effects of anti-depressants.
When we look at how food relates to depression, we see a similar
picture to that painted by metabolic syndrome.
Depressive symptoms are dramatically increased in people who eat
less nutritious foods and eat more nutrient poor foods.
So, what are the nutritious foods that put the body in a less
stressed state and with fewer depressive symptoms?
The strongest evidence for lower risk of depression is found in
relation to the Mediterranean pattern of eating. This involves a bucket load of
vegetable, fruits, legumes, nuts and raw, unheated olive oil.
(They also recommended eating fish, and low-fat dairy, but why add pollution
and liquid fat to the problem?).
Looking at the components of this diet in more detail, the major
contributor of benefits is most likely to be plant foods, encompassing
vegetables, fruits, legumes, and healthy whole grains, including ancient grains
like quinoa (it’s really a seed) and faro and in as much variety and volume as
you like. (Buckwheat, another seed, is excellent and well. It does not have to
be cooked and is prefect when soaked).
These foods provide the micro-nutrients, the enzymes for
detoxification, the anti-inflammatory compounds and the protection that your
body needs to decrease inflammation in the body and the brain.
When your body is less stressed there is a healthier fluctuation
of cortisol (i.e. lower levels) in your body. Too much cortisol will decrease
the lifespan of your brain cells. Higher stress has been related to a smaller
brain, and this in turn is related to an increased risk of depression.
By consuming a good variety and volume of plant foods you can
help promote a physical environment that has a healthy level of cortisol. This
will improve the survival of your brain cells.
Summing it all up, when you eat the dead carcasses of cattle,
pigs, hogs, lambs, chickens, turkeys, fish and any other creature that has been
murdered to satisfy your tongue, you are eating pollution.
The cows are fed GMOs, growth hormones, antibiotics, and carbon
monoxide to extend their shelf life up to three weeks. The fish are polluted
with mercury, toxic wastes, radiation, fluoride, PCBs and oil spills.
According to the USDA, all poultry is good as long as you can’t
see the doo doo through the clear wrap in the super market.
Pesticide poison residue, percentage wise, is highest in dead
meat, dead poultry and dead fish, and is loaded with unhealthy additives and
Dead poultry meat is loaded with the chemical stilbestrol, which
causes cysts, tumors, cancers, fibroids, excessive menstrual pain and bleeding,
as well as impotency and sterility.
Because flesh foods cannot be completely digested, your kidneys
and other eliminative organs get over-worked, which allows uric acid deposits
to settle in the body tissues and joints, causing chronic disease.
As far as protein goes, plants rank much higher in quality and
quantity and provide more than twice the amount of vitamins and minerals than
A high flesh protein diet causes increased appetite, weight
gain, damaging and poisonous residues settling in the tissues, constipation,
over-acidity, body poisoning and pollution, reduced strength, arthritis, heart
trouble, strokes, kidney malfunction, and erectile dysfunction.
Oh yeah, the good, clean, highest form of protein is fed to the
creatures appointed to be eaten. Then we wind up with eating the poisoned,
artificially colored, chemicalized, hormonized, putrid, rotting, dead
carcasses. And people wonder why they get sick!
But, this is how the large food companies, the pharmaceutical
industry and the bio-tech industry makes a fortune. If you do not get sick,
they lose tons of money. This is why you will never see ads for a plant-based
diet on television or in the newspapers.
When you get sick you become a “customer” of the medical
profession that is taught to treat symptoms and not causes. Most American
medical doctors trust and depend exclusively on chemical-drug therapy for their
own survival in the black art of malpractice in treating their “customers”.
Because of the failure of the American medical community to
recognize natural methods in disease prevention, healthy body maintenance and
elimination of disease, America has experienced and overwhelming increase in
chronic degenerative diseases.
Chemical drugs can only give temporary relief to symptoms, and
the prolonged use of poisoned chemical drugs will damage the body’s chemistry
balance to the point of total disaster.
We, the American people, have been so deviously, systematically
and constantly brainwashed into accepting the established dogma of orthodox
medicine that, by habit of acceptance of pseudo-authority, we have formed
erroneous, preconceived ideas about most natural methods of healing not
ordained by the medical profession. Because of this, millions of Americans will
continue to suffer and die needlessly from the malpractice of the misguided,
but sincere, apprentice physicians.
Medical doctors should be sent back to school to learn natural
healing. But, if they did that, there would be a good chance that their medical
licenses would be revoked by the American Medical Association that bends over
forward for Big Pharma.
Remember that you put your life at risk because a safe, harmless
drug does not exist, and how many medical doctors can keep up on the properties
and potential dangers of all the new drugs being introduced and how many
“customers” have paid with their lives for the doctors experiments in drug use?
Even x-rays are being used at will and the cumulative affect is
disease-producing and fatal.
What’s amazing is that American doctors continue to purchase
malpractice insurance at any price to continue to harm their “customers”
because they do not understand the harm they do with their mistaken method of
treatment, stemming from their college curriculum paid for by the
Maybe it’s about time we all stopped being “tricks” for the
pimps and hookers.
About the Author
When I was a kid, if I were told that I’d be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would’ve thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30’s. Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis. After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a “plastic” community would be an understatement. Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado. I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, ” let’s become vegetarians”. I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, “okay”! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy. So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, “The Little Kitchen”. Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting. I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I’ll elaborate on that in a minute. But right now, back to “The Little Kitchen”. Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant. The owner said to me, “Let’s make a deal. You do our tax return and we’ll feed you as well”. So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could. But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, “Hawaii”. Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called,” Mr. Natural’s”. I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at “Mr. Natural’s.” To make a long story short, that’s exactly what happened. So, I’m working at “Mr. Natural’s” and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle – it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka’anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner. Since I was the new guy, and didn’t really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that’s exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water. I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal. Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I’m asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn’t thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, “You expected anything less”? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, ‘enchilada’s at “Natural’s” tonight’. I never had to cook anything else. A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That’s when they found out I was an accountant and “Down to Earth” was born. “Down to Earth” became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years. In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD’s that would call in asking for my credentials. My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes. I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii’s premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. She said,” If you want to be with me you’ve got to stop working on naked women”. So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years. Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a “chicken” or “egg” or “fish” or “pig” or “cow” was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness. The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well. Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business. For more, please view www.healthtalkhawaii.com and www.asanediet.com. Namaste!