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OK, so I have been on the path of eating better, and cutting back on my meat intake. I spend my time at the Farmers Market looking for locally grown produce, and I have a nice garden growing in my back yard. I have even managed to toss in some productive exercise, and have a chance to play once in a while as well. I have really been making an effort to eat better, and smarter, so why is it that the United States Federal Government believes that it is OK for us to eat foods that have the pesticides genetically grown into them. I spend a lot of my time at the market and the grocery store making sure that the foods I get are grown organically, and do not have the pesticides on them that I do not want.

But the food and drug administration believes that it is OK to put food on the shelves of America that have been genetically modified, and then make it legal for the corporations producing this stuff to NOT have to tell us about the GMOs, by not labeling it. If you know anything about this blight of GMO foods, you know that independent studies have shown that these foods cause mutations and defects in human reproduction, as well as destroys the digestive system http://www.naturalnews.com/040727_gmo_feed_severe_inflammation_pig_stomachs.html

With that article above, you can see that its clear as crystal what these GMOs do to the animals they are studied on. We are after all just animals with a bigger brain, and a deeper spiritual connection.  How is it possible that the U.S. Federal Government can ignore these studies, and intentionally push this killer food into the system? I can only speculate that someone is making a ton of money, like Monsanto the largest producer of GMO seeds in the world.  http://www.monsanto.com/Pages/default.aspx    If you look into this company you can see that on NYSE, MON is big http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/mon    They are not a small food company by any means. 

In that respect, lets look at why some of the richest men in the world own stock in this company. http://www.infowars.com/bill-gates-dodges-questions-on-why-he-owns-500000-shares-of-monsanto/Software mogal Bill Gates owns quite a large amount of stock in this innocuous company. And Bill is only trying to feed all the starving people of the world right. Technically Bill could pay each person in the world 100 dollars a month for 10 years, and still be a Millionaire, If he did that most people could supplement their income and feed themselves.  And in third world countries, they could eat like kings and feed whole families on 100 bucks a month. I mean look which the Christian Children’s Fund can do with only 30 cents a day.  http://www.childfund.org/Sorry they changed their name to a more Politically Correct name Child Fund International. Have to take religion and spirituality out of life now.

But Bill thought it was better to invest his money into Monsanto, and create Franken-Foods that will kill off millions of people through disorders and birth defects. Does this sound like a man doing good things for the planet and humanity.  For that matter, what benefit was this GMO stuff supposed to give us anyways? Grow the pesticides in the food ? That just sounds like a bad idea, I mean say that out loud and see if it doesn’t sound nuts coming out of your mouth. I know when I say it I feel like a mad scientist.  Speaking of Mad Scientists, you have to be a scientist to create anything that is Genetically Modified, you and I are not whipping up a new kind of Corn in the kitchen that can kill bugs when they eat it but not humans …. Well that’s what growing the pesticides in the food is supposed to do.  So Monsanto has these scientists making these Franken-Foods, and they won’t even eat it in their cafeterias http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/eat-it-up-monsanto/blog/39002/  So the Wacked out Mad Scientists who invented this growing trash will not even touch the stuff themselves. They know something don’t they. 

So let us look at this from a different point of view, how about from the critters that are supposed to get croaked by the pesticides in the crops anyways. Well does the stuff actually work? Yep, it sure does, well maybe a bit too good. Its killing the Bees that pollinate the food so that it grows too. http://www.globalresearch.ca/death-of-the-bees-genetically-modified-crops-and-the-decline-of-bee-colonies-in-north-america/25950I mean if you have ever grown any vegetables in a garden before you have to know that bees are an essential part of the process for you foods to grow. So not only is this stuff bad for you but its also destroying the environment, killing off a section of the food chain that is critical to the production of food for humans.

So there are a few other problems with GMO foods. Since the Genetic material in these foods is patented, if a farmer grows it without paying Monsanto for the seeds, like carrying the seeds from last year’s crop over to this year, they are getting sued. http://www.organicauthority.com/blog/organic/omg-genetically-modified-gmo-seed-savers-sued-by-monsanto/Worse than that a farm that is next door to a field of GMO crops can get cross pollinated by the GMO field, and get sued for it as well. The small farmer is being beat down by the Giant Corporation.

The U.S. Federal Government has even enacted what many are calling the Monsanto Protection Act. Basically this act states that Monsanto is not liable for any disease, Birth Defects or genetic damages that might be discovered in the future that their products may have been found to cause.  http://www.policymic.com/articles/31783/monsanto-protection-act-highlights-special-interests-behind-legislative-processI think the fact that this Act even had to be considered means that there are many in the know in our government that have information about the Dangers of GMO. 

What about other countries, what are they doing about GMOs, this isn’t just for the United States, I mean our big buddy Bill Gates is trying to feed the who world, right? So what about these third world countries? Even countries that are in the middle of a famine are rejecting GMOs http://www.scidev.net/en/news/faminestricken-countries-reject-gm-maize.htmlThis has to be wrong, but its not, a starving country not taking in a product that could feed them really. Ok so maybe they are just an under educated locale, and not really a smart country ….well not so.

http://www.webinfrance.com/consumers-in-france-reject-genetically-modified-crops-ahead-of-french-parliament-vote-205.html  -- France

http://www.truthmediatv.org/2013/05/hungary-torches-500-hectares-of-gm-corn.html-- Hungary

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2010/11/china-rejects-shipment-of-gmo-corn/-- China

 

Ok so, it looks to me like something big is going on here these countries are not stupid under educated places. So what’s the deal in America, are we just too stupid to see the problem? Are we not Smart like these other countries, or are we all on the take and getting rich from promoting this dangerous food to the world. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/14/us-usa-gmo-report-idUSBRE94D0IL20130514I don’t remember getting a check, and I sure don’t see my taxes getting any lower. With all this evidence about what is going on with GMO, no one can say “Hey I didn’t know”  you have to stand against this. If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. And this is absolutely not something to fall for. Do not Eat GMOs. Find ways to know what is actually in your food.

 

 

Joe Hahn Jun 17 '13 · Tags: food, life style, gmo

I have been exercising in preparation for a Sprint Triathlon that I am going to run in August, and the Corporate Challenge that will be held in June.  I am running each day at work on lunch, and I have been doing calisthenics for strength training. I found that I am way more out of shape than I thought that I was, I once ran 10 miles in the morning before most people were out of bed. Now just running about a mile and a half is killing me. But I have found that the more that I run the further I get and the less out of breath I am. Its hard to get back to where you were so if you are exercising now don’t ever give it up.

My route is getting longer and I am running hills in it, so it was probably not the right path to start to get back in shape with. I am just kinda hard headed about these kind of things. In my exercise path I am using body weight to add strength as well. I found a great book on amazon called, The Comprehensive Manual of Body Weight Exercises. Fitness Training you can do anywhere from beginner to advanced. by Stephen Robinson and Sonia Marta. It has excellent information on exercises and muscle groups that are impacted by the exercises, along with simple tools to make the practice of these exercises possible cheaply or for free.

I also am outside more and more as much as possible, I work on gardens outside my house, and I take my boys to Soccer practice. I find that just working the gardens can be complete exercise in itself. Just so you know my starting point, I am 42 years old have not exercised consistently in roughly twenty years, I would say I am roughly Thirty to Forty pounds overweight, and up until the last year or so I was eating the fast food crap of the western world.

This last year I have decided that I will make it my study to eat as well as I can and begin to exercise regularly. Along with these struggles I also plan on elevating my mental capacity in memory, and general calculation. These are very tough tasks that I have set for myself, especially in the modern world, most people are glued to televisions or on demand videos on their phones or tablets, and only generally understand specific studies now, as they use the great Google mind to house the knowledge that once was housed in a person’s mind. 

My goals of exercise are linked to the understanding that mind and body are generally linked, and so I feel that the enhancement of both is integrally linked. You cannot exercise properly while eating McDonalds, just ask Ryan Lochte when he swam for America in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/SPORTS/usaedition/2012-07-27-726-Oly-Lochte-diet_ST_U.htm

Honestly I have to say that staying on the path to exercising daily is hard, I have a life that does not revolve around my need to exercise.  When I fall from the trail of taking care of myself I stand back up and exercise again. I think that this is the one thing that most who embark on this road stumble on. When you stop exercising, and you notice it, you must make a determined step to get back on the right track. The same goes for eating better, you will always cheat a little, but with a strong will, you can recover from the cheats.  I try very hard to stay away from fast food, but when its crunch time, and you have no time to prepare food, McDonalds or Burger King are often the only places available to meet the time crunch. You can say well I just won’t eat, but with children you cannot do that.

Exercise is like that too. Its hard to work out at peak capacity while having to chase the kids around, though that in itself is a serious work out.  I try to include them in my exercise, I take them to the  Y when I go to swim. I go to the park with them and play soccer with them, including them in the exercise routine is helping to show them that they need to be fit and exercise. Also it tires them out so they go to bed easier at night J

Joe Hahn Jun 14 '13 · Tags: exercise, life style, strength

Aspects of a spiritual human. 

Over the Easter holiday I found myself looking to the spiritual side of life. I reread the story of Passover and looked at the fact of religion in the Human experience. I really am having a hard time believing in organized religion. I look at the fact that we are all just humans, and no one of us is any more spiritually advanced than another. I am looking at the spirit as the untouchable, unbreakable element that makes us alive or sentient. It is a matter of belief, but it does not revolve around the belief in what another human has explained to us, more of an understanding of what I have experienced.  In that respect I do have a belief, I believe that as creatures, there is a component to our sentience that is not physical, and is not capable of being damaged by physical means.

It is distinctly separate from our physical bodies, yet tied to it critically. That is the way I look at the Spirit of a Human, I have read many books, and looked into the mystery schools of the ancients, examined the beliefs of many religions, even the new age movement, and what I have found is that Spiritually the human race is in its infancy. I am by no means a great thinker or a devoutly religious person, but I do believe in helping others, and by acts of goodness, we are capable of helping the world and the beings in it. What does this have to do with the natural human project? Well as humans we do have a spirit, think of the Human body as a great machine that houses a piece of the spirit, or allows us to interface with the physical world, without that spiritual connection, the human body is an uninhabited machine, and by natural law, without the spirit the body cannot live.

I am not saying that you should join a cult or follow a specific organized religion, or even believe in something that you cannot see, hear, touch or smell. What I am saying is that you need to take a deeper look at what makes you alive, and what makes you Human. It is not this body that houses us, it has to do more with the spirit that animates the body you are in. Once you begin to look at the spirit of Humans, you will find that there is more to us than just the strength of our bodies or the speed of our minds. There are ways to strengthen your spirit just like there are ways to strengthen your body or mind. A lot of us do them already without even knowing it.

Yoga is a good start. You do not have to believe in the religious elements of the activities, but you should realize that many of the physical / spiritual elements of yoga are known in many of the early religions. Chakras or the Chi centers are what people commonly refer to in respects to the physical, mental and Spiritual elements of Humanity. This concept, points of energy or pools of energy in the human body, to me, are like the engine mounts of a car that hold the engine to the frame. In this case they are holding the spirit to the body. We can strengthen these mounts / connections through specific activities and exercises.

Why would you want to strengthen these spiritual aspects of yourself? Well, this is one of the things that make you Human. The understanding, that you are part of something bigger than this physical world. I did not use the work belief I used understanding, and the reason I choose that word is because belief is blind whereas understanding is the intellectual grasping of a concept.  That is what is important in a human, that you think for yourself, and make decisions for yourself. Laws are only an expression of a group of peoples thoughts and should not override your own individual thoughts, only you know what is right for you regardless of what a group thinks. That is the difference between understanding and group belief.

 

In closing I would like to state that your beliefs are not what strengthen your spirituality. They can help develop them, but your thoughtful insight into the belief is what allows you to grow these connection to the unseen spiritual world that exists in a untouchable realm. You can say that organized religion is a farce or you can say there is no truth except through ….{ Insert Spiritual Name of leader. } It is your individual consideration of the actions and words of these mythical or real beliefs that allow you to grow as a human being. And Growth or Evolution of the human being in all aspects (Physically, Nutritionally, Mentally, and Spiritually) is what this web site is all about.

Thank you for reading this comments are welcome.

 

 

 

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    So one of the things that I had to learn to do was track the food that I eat. This was harder than I thought at first. For a while I was writing it down in a note book. I did that for about 2 weeks, then I wanted to analyze all that information. That proved more time consuming than entering the food into my food journal. Thankfully there is a web site that you can do this at and they have apps for android phones and iPhones. http://www.myfitnesspal.com/  Its a pretty well developed site, and with the phone apps I was able to use the camera to scan the bar codes on the food I was eating to enter it directly into the system.

    The more you use it the easier it is to track your nutrition intake. The apps and the site actually breaks down your entered foods into Vitamin and minerals as well as carbohydrates and fats etc ... Its helped me work on my nutritional information of what I was eating. If you get a chance to look at the site, its pretty neat. And for sure try the Apps on your phone, since we never go far from our phones, I find that its easier to use and stay using it this way. Alot of it is geared towards Counting Calories, but its nutritional information was way more useful to me.

    This is one of the things that I feel that todays tech is actually useful for. Give it a try and let me know what you think of it. I will post the link in the Links page.