Grown Meats

Looking at a recent poll showed that while Baby Boomers who lived the vegan lifestyle was at 2 % Generation X was at 5% and millennials were at 12%, proving that fewer and fewer Americans are consuming animal flesh, animal products, and by-products.

In addition to not eating animals vegans do not use leather for their shoes, jackets, purses, etc. nor do they use any soap, makeup, cleaning product, or item derived from or tested on animals or bugs including honey, wool, down, and silk, etc. It is most often from a compassionate standpoint, while for others it is for the health benefits or both.

As for what vegans eat, I would like to focus today’s blog on two straightforward unprocessed meat alternatives. Go to a place like Trader Joe’s and investigate all the faux meat options they have, it may surprise you. I want to cover two alternatives that you can prepare at home from its natural state and enjoy without too much effort.

Jackfruit is an amazing alternative, grown throughout India and Thailand and the trees grow large with a canopy full of fruit. The fruit itself can range in weight from 35 to 80 pounds. They can be purchased smaller and whole at an Asian market or in the can at those same markets, and they are beginning to carry it at regular grocery stores as well in the can. Ideally get it packed in water or brine. Drain water and slice up the fruit to behave much like a pulled meat and add to any sauce or recipe. Investigate the thousands of recipes online and enjoy!

Jackfruit tree, Opened fruit, fleshy pod with internal nut and BBQ stye

Jackfruit tree, Opened fruit, fleshy pod with internal nut and BBQ stye

Mushrooms are also a great alternative, and they can be portabellas, button mushrooms, and my new favorite is oyster mushrooms. They can be smoked and added to a BBQ sauce or sautéed and treated like meat in your favorite dish. From Indian food, BBQ, and Mexican food they’re my favorite meat replacement. Online find hundreds of recipes for a mushroom-based meal.

Oyster, portobello and button mushrooms

Oyster, portobello and button mushrooms

At the healthy grocery store, you will find dozens of options for alternatives made from processed soybeans like tofu and less processed soybeans making Tempe and from wheat gluten many types of Seitan are available and tasty. Do a Google search, and you will find a myriad of meat-free alternatives.

When I first wrote Nutritional Truths almost two years ago, I was still eating meat but knew the day would come when I would not. It has been over six months ago now since I gave up eating animals and I have not missed it a bit nor do I miss all the internal conflict that had been growing over the past couple years.

I thank you for taking your time to drop in and maybe learn something new. Please subscribe, share as you may and Be Well!

Puppy Praise!

If you’re a puppy parent and go for drives just so your pooch may hang their head out the window joyfully then you should know this. No matter your style of parenting canines the following is certainly worth knowing.

It turns out that when we praise our pooches, it is the tone and not so much the words that impact them the most. A recent study proved how their brains respond to the tone and texture of our voice more so than the actual words spoken.

Quite simply, if you want your pooch to work their tail and feel the praise, then raise the tone of your voice while praising them and wear a smile. Dogs never say the wrong thing and are some of the best listeners I have ever met!

I have written several other blogs about how to best care for your pooch please take a look around. Christmas is fast approaching, and I hope you are looking forward to it and all it entails for you. Enjoy your weekend, share as you care to and Be Well!

Canine Spa

Canine Spa

Got Nut Milk?

Coming up in Texas it was programmed into us that unless we drink cow’s milk, we will not grow tall, our teeth would crack and fall out, and our bones would all break. Everyone I was ever exposed to as a child believed the same thing and drank copious vitamin D whole milk and ate sliced American cheese as well as bits off of the monster block of Velveeta drying out in the fridge.

The only other option was chocolate milk or buttermilk, as this was before the low-fat craze. Almost anytime I was offered milk, or it was an option with a meal I drank it, although as I became an adult, I became a fan of diet sodas and backed off of drinking dairy milk. I first learned how milk would create mucus in one’s throat and I was to avoid it before going on the air. I started as a DJ at 16 and was told to stick with water or warm tea before and during my on-air slot.

It wasn’t until just a few years ago I learned of soy milk and then almond, hemp, oat, rice, cashew, etc. milk all without keeping an animal lactating its entire life and then to slaughter. Thanks for your lifetime of service and now you get to die. No other animal on the planet drinks another’s milk. Bovine milk is naturally formulated to add hundreds of pounds to a calf in a few months time.

Today almond milk makes up sixty percent of all non-dairy milk sales and almost five percent of all milk sales. Seems as far back as medieval times almond milk was popular as it did not require cold storage and would outlast dairy milk.

Today most store-bought non-dairy milk are vitamin D fortified. One may also consider supplements and make sure K2 is taken with the D to ensure calcium does not end up in the arteries. Proper exposure to the sunshine and some mushrooms also bring D into us. Calcium in sufficient quantities can are in the following foods and dozens of others including sesame seeds, spinach, collards, backstrap molasses, kelp, tahini, broccoli, swiss chard, kale, brazil nuts, celery, almonds, papaya, flax seeds, and oranges.

Plant-based milk requires a simple process of soaking the nuts or other plant matter and then blending it and straining out all the moisture which is called milk. Peruse the internet to find plenty of recipes for every kind of plant-milk possible. They can be sweetened by simply adding a pitted date or three or flavored as you desire by adding a drop of vanilla or cacao and maple syrup.

For your health, for the animals, and for the flavor, try one or three. Do avoid buying the ones with Carrageenan, as it is a known carcinogen once in the human stomach. Note that some are sweetened, and others are not, also some are flavored, and I prefer unsweetened and unflavored.

If you have not seen Forks over Knives, it would be worth your time to learn why reducing or removing animal proteins from one’s diet, based on results, is a wise thing to do for overall health and longevity.

Please feel free to share this and may your week be an amazing one. Be Well!

Cows go moo!

Cows go moo!

Beautiful Beneficial Brussels Sprouts

The French brought them to Louisiana in the 18th century and the 1920’s they began to cultivate them in California and by the 1940’s their growth and Americas acceptance of them grew. Today the majority (80%) of their cultivation is for the frozen food market with harvest taking place between December and June.

I recently purchased my first whole stalk of the year at Trader Joe’s last week, and they were amazing. As a child, I could not stand them, and as I have aged, they have become more and more appealing and sit at the top of my faves list along with broccoli and cauliflower.

These I only purchase fresh and that leaves me without them for part of the year and that’s OK but when the stores don’t have them I am disappointed. They can put off an odor while roasting so be prepared to turn on the vent-a-hood.


Full of vitamin C and K along with B vitamins, essential minerals, and dietary fiber they are an excellent addition to any plate or diet. Part of the brassicas family like broccoli they contain sulforaphane which has anti-cancer properties and is another example of food that loves you back.

A nice Brussels sprout slaw can be made from them raw and delivers the most possible nutrition along with enzymes. Steaming, stir-frying or roasting are the preferred methods of cooking them.


As you can see by my photos roasted with a bit of oil and seasoning is my favorite. Once hot from the oven one may add a duck sauce or honey to a bowl with a bit of garlic chili paste, balsamic vinegar, or Sriracha to toss them in and served warm ensure there will be no leftovers.

Be sure and slice the larger ones in half or quarters so they cook more evenly. Roasted using only a bit of salt and pepper is fine too it just depends on what you and yours enjoy most.

Food that loves you back!

Food that loves you back!

Have an amazing weekend before Thanksgiving; try cooking a fresh batch of Brussels sprouts soon, share as you care to and Be Well!

Best Squash Soup Ever!

Sometimes things deserve to be re-blogged, and this very tasty recipe is one of them! With fall upon us and daylight savings coming to a close, pumpkins and squash are everywhere. A heavy fall crop, winter squash offers many variables, and I wanted to make sure you know how amazing it is not only in taste but also for your body.

Squashes history dates back over 10,000 years from an area between Guatemala and Mexico as a food source though originally it was just the seeds that were consumed as the flesh was thin and bitter. Christopher Columbus took them back to Europe where they began to cultivate them.

A couple of the greatest things about consuming winter squash is that it is full of antioxidants and is an anti-inflammatory food. Full of vitamins A, C, B6, Manganese, copper, potassium, B2, folate, K, Omega 3 fats, magnesium, and B3.

In addition to being a nutritional friend to our bodies winter squash also helps regulate blood sugar and insulin in addition to being an amazing source of fiber.

This is one of my favorite recipes that can be modified to fit your taste buds by just changing seasonings and it is such a hearty vegan recipe that you have to try it! Have an amazing weekend, share if you like, eat some squash soon and Be Well!

Autumn Hugs Hearty Squash Soup
• One large to medium butternut squash
• One acorn squash
• Two tablespoons coconut oil
• One white onion finely diced
• One teaspoon real salt
• One teaspoon white pepper
• One teaspoon ground nutmeg
• One teaspoon onion powder
• One teaspoon grounds ginger/garlic paste
• Seeds of 8 green and 4 black cardamom-ground
• 4 cups (1 large box) vegetable stock
• 2 cups soaked cashews (4 hours min)
• 2 cups of coconut water or water

Cut squashes in half, clean out seeds, brush flesh with coconut oil and sprinkle salt, pepper and nutmeg. Place face down on a sheet pan and bake in the oven for 60 minutes at 350. In a high-speed blender puree the soaked cashews and coconut water for several minutes, set aside. In a stock pot place remainder of coconut oil and onion, cook 5-7 minutes till translucent, then toss in other spices and ground cardamoms and allow to sizzle for up to a minute and then add vegetable stock.

Add cashew mix and scoop out and add the flesh of both squashes. Once complete use an immersion blender to break things down as smooth as you like it, but not completely. This recipe delivers a thick and hearty soup and unless you’re dead set on a perfectly smooth soup try it with the small chunks left in it. Once heated through ladle into bowls or mugs and top with freshly toasted pumpkin seeds and enjoy. This pot of soup serves several and if given an extra day for flavors to marry, all the better!

Hope you enjoy the recipe and feel free to share, subscribe and Be Well!

Get to know Dr. Linus Pauling

With the temperatures finally falling in North Texas well it seems like October now. The pink washing continues with Cancer awareness month rolling on and you deserve to know the truth that solutions to cancer exist just review my previous writings to learn much more.

Over the past one hundred years several thought leaders, Nobel Prize recipients, etc. have shared their views on the truths about cancer and the cancer industry. I would like to introduce you to one of these people who were intelligent beyond my means and to say was well-respected is an understatement.

Dr. Linus Pauling was the only person ever to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes for Chemistry (1954) and also for Peace (1962). Considered by his peers as one of the two greatest scientists of the twentieth century he is also considered the father of molecular biology.

He spent seventy years advancing science on many levels and within several areas including orthomolecular medicine, Vitamin C, genetics, molecular disease, physiology, electronegativity, and others. With the last thirty years of his life focused on peace activism and humanitarian issues and now for a few of the wise man’s quotes.

“There is no safe amount of radiation. Even small amounts do harm.”

“By the proper intakes of vitamins and other nutrients and by following a few other healthful practices from youth or middle age on, you can, I believe, extend your life and years of well-being by twenty-five or even thirty-five years.”

“You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”

“Optimum nutrition is the medicine of tomorrow.”

“Provided one has the correct level of vitamin, mineral, and nutritional input; the body can overcome the disease.”

“Although physicians, as part of their training, are taught that the dosage of a drug that is prescribed for the patient must be very carefully determined and controlled, they seem to have difficulty in remembering that the same principle applies to the vitamins.”

“If you take a reasonable amount of vitamin C regularly, the incidence of the common cold goes down. If you get a cold and start immediately, as soon as you start sneezing and sniffling, the cold just doesn’t get going.”

An incredibly intelligent and caring man Dr. Pauling left our planet in 1994, and much of his work and discoveries are still standards within various sciences. Investigate him further to learn much more about this amazing scientist. Enjoy your weekend, share this as you like and Be Well!

Cancer Quotes for You

October marches on, and in keeping with Cancer Awareness Month, I bring you the following quotes mostly from M.D.s about cancer, its treatment and the AMA & FDA’s consistent effort to keep non-toxic and effective solutions away from Americans so as not to disrupt their monopoly on its “treatment” of cancer.

“One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedent of chemical therapy over nutrition. It’s a substitution of artificial therapy over nature, of poisons over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation.”
Dr. Royal Lee, 1951

“Chemotherapy is a marvelous opportunity for rampant deceit.
So much money is there to be made.”
Dr. George Lundberg, JAMA Editor

“The treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases is a national scandal.
The sooner you learn this, the better off you will be.”
Dr. Allen Greenburg

“I’ve heard of cancer politics, but I’ve never seen anything like this in my entire life. In fact, I wouldn’t believe it, if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes.” “Everybody’s afraid. Fear is overriding scientific inquiry and the ability to let the audience to make up its mind.” “The whole set-up (National Cancer Institute & American Cancer Society)
is a farce and a fraud.”
Joseph Gold, MD, Director, Syracuse Cancer Research Institute, March 1981.

“Despite the fact that billions of dollars and untold resources have been devoted to cancer research, conventional medicine has failed in its’ “war on cancer.” This is because cancer is not a ‘thing,’ an enemy, that has invaded our bodies but rather the body’s incredible effort to protect us. Cancer, like all “diseases,” are efforts of the body to re-establish homeostasis” (balance)
Dr. Thomas Lodi, MD 2015

“I and many other Members of Congress have received a large volume of mail from individuals…benefited from Laetrile treatments, who believe the Government is party to a conspiracy to suppress an inexpensive, non-toxic and effective anti-cancer drug. public confidence in our Government has not been strengthened by the highly unusual actions of the FDA in first advising…that clinical studies with Laetrile could be initiated and then terminating this authorization…”
“In light of the tremendous sums of money that have been spent with relatively little productivity…, I find it very surprising that the NCI (Nationa Cancer Institute- Todays American Cancer Society) has not sought on its initiative to do further animal testing with this drug which apparently has shown some activity in the tests sponsored by the McNaughton Foundation.”
US Congressman L.H. Fountain (in a letter to HEW Secretary), 1971.

“We must admit that we have never fought the homeopath on matters of principle.
We fought them because they came into our community and got the business.”
Dr. J.N. McCormack, AMA, 1903

Pre-Einstein era medicine

Pre-Einstein era medicine

Consider taking the time to investigate further as you deserve to know the truth. Wander through my previous writings to learn more, have a great fall weekend, share as you like and Be Well!

Cancer Solutions Exist

As October is cancer awareness month another year rolls by but the industry continues to perpetuate the untruths that say that non-toxic solutions for cancer do not exist and everyone’s only hope is to expose themselves to surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Whatever path one chooses is their business just know the following answers exist and be aware of the fear tactics.

As I mentioned two weeks ago, surgery, chemo, and radiation only temporarily suppress cancer; it will almost always return often more aggressive because the body never healed.

If you find it difficult or impossible to believe that non-toxic solutions already exist, then they have done their job well. Consider investigating the solutions listed and learn more for yourself and those you love.

No one will ever guarantee that a single solution will work every time but tens of thousands have found healing through these various means. The toughest part sometimes is to recall what we already know, and that is that the human body was made to heal itself, we just have to support it in accomplishing that.

Dr. Thomas Lodi, a true cancer specialist, speaks to the fact that our first step once diagnosed or sooner is to stop making cancer and work from there. An acidic diet filled with toxins in and on “food and drink” as well as being void of nutrition supports to create cancer along with exposure to external toxins.

External toxins may include nicotine intake, air fresheners, candles/incense, sunscreen, lotions/ potions, shampoo, hairspray, soap, fluoride, tattoo ink, antiperspirant/deodorant, perfumes/cologne, makeup, fabric softeners, amalgam fillings, root canals, various dust, and household cleaners.

Biopsies may expose the entire body to the cancerous cells via the bloodstream. The same concerns apply to mammograms which may burst tumors and also exposes the breasts to cell-destroying radiation. Thermography may now be an acceptable form of prevention without damaging anything but the old paradigm.


The list here does not represent every solution or protocol that has been shown to support healing. Question what you think you know and you have the right to know the truth. Enjoy your weekend, share as you may and Be Well!

Papa going to Pot!

Sometimes in life, we find ourselves on adventures we had not expected and my time with my father after a “terminal” diagnosis this past couple of weeks is no exception and by the way aren’t we all terminal?

My father who I haven’t seen even a bit tipsy or otherwise hollered down from upstairs one night recently “Who’s downstairs!” I confirmed it was me and the next words out of his mouth were ones I never thought I would hear “I need my weed!” I laughed out loud and immediately knew I would have to blog about it.

Dear old dad, a veteran of the Korean War who warned all his children long ago of the evils of drug use and how it was a gateway drug now, has embraced this safe and effective original medicine. He uses a Tootsie roll type of edible before bed to aid with sleep and ease leg pain through the night.

Grateful Colorado had enough sense to see the value of God’s Farmacy and allow people access to non-toxic solutions to aid with a myriad of ills. Unlike synthetic petroleum-based solutions, there has never been a single overdose or death attributed to the use of cannabis.

Tens of thousands of people die each month in America due to properly prescribed and taken pharmaceuticals as a side effect. Merck allowed over 50,000 people to die from using Vioxx before they took it off the market.

If you would like to read the truth about why cannabis and hemp were made illegal then review: The Emperor Wears no Clothes, written by Jack Herer and all sixteen chapters are free on his site.

I have asked Dad if he would be willing to try a little puff puff pass, but to date, he says no, I will keep working on him. He has shifted his consumption and begun several non-toxic protocols to combat his condition.

Have a wonderful weekend, love on those you love, thanks for dropping in and feel free to share as you may. Be Well!


Suppression is Not Healing

Regarding cancer, please know this: The two things a person can ingest that turns on cancer growth and will best guarantee its success are refined sugars and dairy.

This week immediately after my father’s oncologists performed his best and unsuccessful fear based sales efforts of chemotherapy of which he would have earned a commission, someone from food services showed up with a milkshake for papa to consume. They add a powder protein to the other so it must be healthy no not really.

There is a complete disconnect between the cancer industry I have experienced thus far and real nutrition or healing. Remission is mostly a temporal suppression of the evidence of cancer.

Empowering the body to gain once again homeostasis along with creating the environment for the body to detoxify is considered healed. In every bite or sip we take, we are either nourishing or poisoning ourselves. There is much more to cover soon.

In the particular oncology hallway I visited several times this week, they advertise healing, but that is not the truth.

Investigate further, have an amazing weekend and go love on those you love. Feel free to share and Be Well!