Living to his mid 90’s Jack
Lallane proved that his philosophy about how
to get and stay healthy works for us. He advocated that the ‘King
and Queen” of health are exercise and diet.
I agree, diet is the single
most important thing you can become adept at providing to support your
Only with the right components
in our blood, the source of energy and repair for our strength, stamina
and endurance, do we have a shot at being healthy. Without those
healthiest constituents within us we are not able to reach and maintain
the lofty goal of health.
With healthy chemical components
that yield energy, carefully placed within our blood, we will be able
to do work. We will also feel robust and virile. With
the best components we will have the vitality and the vigor to exercise
and procreate ourselves. We will be well on our way to being “healthy.”
To-day, as in the past, much
of the talking and expounding on our health through diet is confusing
and misleading too. To-days thinking is in the right direction
but does not by itself make the idea of what health is and how it works
materialize clearly for us.
Jack knew many years ago the
time was right, that we were needing and looking for more sound information
about what we are. As a chiropractor he knew that there exists
a “life force” within us that decrees how healthy we are.
He knew that the life force becomes altered, giving more or less health,
depending upon how we are behaving within our environment, our “Garden
Think like this with me.
Our blood can carry within it the jewels of health. The proteins,
fats, carbs, enzymes and cells necessary to support the ongoing life
giving events of every tissue cell in our body, these are the jewels.
Think of these blood components
as diamonds, safire’s, rubies, emeralds and gold nuggets circulating
within you making your tissues, your body, “rich.”
The “wealth of health”
prevails when you have the best quality jewels within your blood.
And like the sources of jewels on our planet, our sources of rich blood
making components are also rare in nature.
After working hard day in and
day out most of us are rewarded with cash, with money. Now that
we have money do we go out and foolishly invest our hard earned rewards,
our time and energy too, in left over depleted ore tailings from a mine
that long ago attempted to obtain jewels and riches but failed?
Few of us may be foolish enough
to invest our fortunes in exhausted non producing businesses.
Most of us place value upon the rewards from our hard work and protect
them from loss whenever we can. Greedy by nature we want loss
aversion. We may even decide to cheat in order to avoid loss and
to get what we want.
Some of us though may seek
out expert advice. That’s a wise thing to do and our good advisers
expertise comes from experience. Usually it’s a “wise old
man” not a “wise young man”
The wise old man like Jack
Lallane has experience and we tend to listen to him for tips about how
we too can get more value from our energy investments and protect our
precious health from loss.
Through listening and practicing
his health methods we may soon become wise in the ins and outs of diet
and exercise and are rewarded with improved health, a nice return for
So why is it that so many of
us are so foolish with our diets, the sources of the potential riches
of our blood? Why do so many of us cheat ourselves by gobbling
up spent materials as food? Are we blind to the “snake oil salesman”
selling us the sizzle and not the steak?
Billions and billions are sold
what? Meat tailings? Exhausted oxidized proteins and fats
along with carbs and salt and we eat it and expect and assume it will
yield riches into our blood, into our bodies?
Big brain it with me here folks.
What do the “wise old experts” say about these ubiquitous products?
The wise old experts say, “don’t put ground up anything down your
pie hole!” That is what they say. And if they aren’t
saying it then they aren’t the expert you should be consulting and
Jack knows that we are what
we are. He knows that we got here on the riches we gleaned from
our abilities to catch, gather and prepare rich densely concentrated
food sources. Those sources that are rich in the un-oxidized proteins,
fats, carbohydrates and enzymes, the jewels for our health.
He knows that due to our unique
functional anatomy we became the mammal with the largest brain to body
ratio. But he also knows we are the one with the smallest gut
to brain ratio. Our requirements for health are unique.
He knows that as a species
we are used to the high yielding rich sources of nutrition, that is
how we got here. That is how we advanced ourselves to become “top
True too is that only by procuring
and then digesting properly the highest quality and highest yielding
foods will we stay here.
By making greedy and foolish
investments our money portfolio is soon exhausted. By similarly
making greedy and foolish nutrition investments we become rapidly exhausted
We didn’t get here and won’t
stay here by eating oxidized ground up meats containing putrid proteins
and rancid fats. By eating “whole” over our past we were able
to provide more of the diet riches that then enriched ourselves to our
Part of the cunning secret
to our success is that by carefully pre-digesting whole foods with fire
we enhance digestibility and obtain nutriment riches that are unavailable
without such preparation. We must use our big brain to guide us
here. Gentle is the order of the day with heat and our fragile
Some of the old “YouTube”
videos show Jack Lallane gently poaching fish in a double boiler.
He cautions about the use of high heat and stresses the use of the gentle
oriental methods of steaming to preserve the flavors and the nutriments
of the fish. He was before his time here in North America.
He also cautioned about the
use of harsh and irritating caustic additives like pepper and hot spicy
sauces. As gentle as we can be with both preparation using heat
and preparation using flavor enhancers lets us get more of the “jewels
for life” from our precious whole foods.
Heavy hands with pepper and
hot sauces in the kitchen the way “Grammy” used to do, especially
here in the Caribbean, is literally killing us. Chronic inflammation
of the gut wall is fundamental to poor digestion and we lose the nutritional
jewels of our food.
Dragging along our exhausted,
malnourished body speaks volumes about the inexpert selections and preparations
of our foods. The poor souls, driven by premature hunger through
failure to provide the riches in the blood from good diet selection
and preparation. Their failure shows in the high rates of diabetes,
heart disease, cancers and inflammatory sclerosis. A sharp eye
sees the stress on the individual as “poor posture.”
Sugars, spices and salt abound
here and throughout the western and European world along with cheaper
but exhausted sources of proteins and fats.
Unwilling and resistant to
change, much of our adult population is greedy and hyper motivated to
re-supply exhausted blood with inappropriate sugars. They are
constantly eating and cheating desperately to shore up chemistry and
avoid loss from unsuitable blood borne energy.
So motivated to achieve the
goal of quickly adding blood sugars they force fast but poor yielding
foods upon themselves at the expense of something that is more valuable
in the long term, their health, their vitality, vigor and virility.
And these adults are busy readily
assuming the role of mentor, that of the “wise one” to the children.
Through poor choices and poor preparation there is evidence of heart
disease in first grade as well as higher and higher blood sugar levels
in our very young. Obesity abounds in both adults and the children.
Directly related to the obesity are soaring rates of diabetes.
Exercise would help all of
us but how do we exercise when we feel weak and are exhausted most of
the time? Without the jewels of health in the blood the muscles
and nerves cannot function well and the oxidative stress along with
the lactic acids shut the body down. Its easier to just sit and
Continuously loading a body
that cannot do work with more and more exhausted calories stimulate
fat cell swelling and the swollen fat cells produce proteins that cause
inflammation. Inflammation is the number one killer of our children
and loved ones.
Hot, swollen, leaky thin walled
tissues from chronic inflammation break down and allow transfer of chemistries
across barriers that then contaminate areas and zones within our body
that must be kept pristine to function in a healthy manner.
The results of self pollution
alarms the immune system and immediate further chemical inflammation
ensues. Soon the body is so compromised that it falls like a house
of cards. Then most of us take drugs to stupefy us and dull the
nerves alarm response of pain, until we expire.
Feed a thoroughbred race horse
scraps and trim from the dumpster and soon he will be exhausted and
out of the race. So by what premise do we think we can behave
poorly with diet and be exempt from the inevitable outcome of loss of
health, loss of richness and blood vigor?
To thrive as a species we must
continue to do what got us here in the first place. We must only
consume whole, clean, unadulterated naturally occurring foods, just
like “in the wild.” Insist upon it. We must also use
a gentle and sensitive hand to prepare our precious hard to get whole
Our brain cortex cannot feel
the inside of us so we must think for our insides. It is our responsibility
as to-days stewards of our species to realize what we are.
And we must work with that to curb the inevitable loss of health that
is ensuing within our readily-willing-to-cheat “fast food” society.
The crap and crud we are feeding
our military is appalling. Have we forgotten that “battles are
won on the stomachs of the warriors?” Who is inspecting the
rations and mess halls determining the bio-availability of the calories
slopped on the mess plates anyway?
How about the prisons and their
relationship with violence and the blood-brain link to nutrition?
Whole foods provide whole brain and nervous system nutrition which in
turn “takes the edge off.” Less of better would cost the same
but would show in less waste and perhaps more health and contentment.
Put that kind of nutritional
thinking boost towards the children and their schooling and memory challenges.
Put that thinking towards the worker in the factories and in service
More robustness throughout
our species would show overall in our alertness and present time consciousness,
it would be a better planet to be associated with. A healthier
place to be and to live our life amongst others similarly healthy in
body and thinking isn’t too much to ask for is it? Surely if
we can think our way around the stars we can take a few moments and
straighten out some poor and decaying situations here at home.
Start with your own home.
Clear up your own diet. See and feel the ongoing positive difference
it makes to you and your families.
Jack Lallane found out early
in his life that a tremendous difference occurred when he paid attention
to his diet, he was about fifteen then. Since that time he has
relentlessly pursued for himself his whole food naturally instinctive
diet. He too has tirelessly worked to help change thinking in
others and is still mentoring healthy nutrition choices.
I say that we should select
Jack and his way of thinking, his knowledge and attitude as a guide
for us to mimic. I say he should be elected the “modern man
model” and held up as a friend to all mankind. I say we should
endorse his “King and Queen” of health theory and eat a whole food
gently prepared diet and enjoy the strength from it as we too enjoy
the returns from an active physical lifestyle our blood riches will
more readily provide.
About the author:
Dr. Brian Blower has been a licensed chiropractor for 35 years
practicing Applied Kinesiology and has been in private practice on
Grand Bahama Island for the past
10 years. He is a founding member of Applied Kinesiology Canada and was
educated at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He has treated
many celebrities and also specializes in sports medicine. Dr Blower is
currently in practice at the
Center across from the Rand Hospital, Freeport. He can be reached at 242-351-5424 or 727-2454.
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