COVID-19: Reflections on Family Life

Two weeks home with the kids will be exciting as I have created the Rawlins “Fit Family” Bootcamp. The plan consists of daily exercise, especially outdoors such as running and biking through trails to fill the respiratory system with fresh rejuvenating air, planting new vegetation in the yard, discovering healthy meals to cook, a family book club for learning about culture and finance from a youth perspective, the reduction of WiFi and Tik Tok (lol), and simply communing with one another so see where we all stand in our respective social environments.

Also, please make sure to keep the immune system boosted with Vitamin C fruits, spices such as Turmeric, Cinnamon, and Ginger, herbal teas, water, berries of all sorts, and fresh cruciferous veggies. Now is the perfect time to focus on positive lifestyle changes. This would be the ideal moment to slow down on smoking, alcohol, fried food, fast foods, or any other homeostatic deterrent!

One Love, as we will get through this disheartening stage. I am blessed to have experienced an amazing life with a beautiful family, adoring relatives, and friends that are akin to brothers and sisters.

Chickpea Tacos

Please enjoy these delicious Chickpea Tacos from www.TheCheeseTrap.org. Serve with leafy greens, in a bowl, or stuffed in taco shells. Serve this mildly spicy (or not!) taco filling in taco shells with Avocado Cream, lettuce, and other fresh veggies like chopped tomatoes, jicama, or cucumber. Or serve the filling simply over rice with the toppings, or tuck all into a whole-grain tortilla. [Read more…]

Mango and Salsa Bean Salad

Fit Fathers and family, please try this Mango and Salsa Bean Salad from www.TheCheeseTrap.org.

Makes 6 cups (5 servings)

 1 to 1 1/2 cups cubed fresh mango (1 medium mango), see Note

1 cup diced red bell pepper

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

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Dietary Guidelines for Cancer Prevention

Applying the Precautionary Principle to Nutrition and Cancer

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Note: Cancer risk factors are calculated from studies cited in the 2014 review. We recognize different studies will yield different results.

Source: Gonzales JF, Barnard ND, Jenkins, DJ, Lanou, AJ, Davis B, Saxe G, Levin S. Applying the Precautionary Principle to Nutrition and Cancer. J Am Coll Nutr. Published online May 28, 2014. doi:10.1080/07315724.2013.866527.

Eat like a Rabbit, Train like a Horse: Breaking from Tradition

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The statement “you are what you eat” is all too true. In fact, how I fuel and nourish my temple influences 90% of my decision making processes as it relates to choice of activities, energy levels, physical appearance and positive vibrations. Foods have a way of affecting your temperament, which can lead to positive lifestyle choices or negative patterns. I choose to flow with the natural current of life which encompasses pure 1-ingredient foods that grow from trees, roots and plants and not born from wombs; daily movement; drinking mostly alkaline water, herbal decaf teas and freshly pressed juices from my Omega VRT; and practicing mindful thinking. Each and every day I wake up feeling amazed! [Read more…]