Website for your lil loved ones and our future :) Inspired by Dr. Mehmet Oz

Fighting the “Good Fight”

http://www.healthcorps.net/

It’s hard to see the movement that is taking place among the movement that is counterproductive to our health in our faces every second of the day. We are targets to those who are empowered to make the money off of us. KNOW THE LEDGE!

Help educate your children via this cool website feature the works of HealthCorps which was co-founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz. It contains tons of information about how the fight on our children’s health is being fought. The website is very interactive and informative.

HealthCorps Vision include:

1)  Educating Students – HealthCorps’ national peer mentoring program spans 53 high schools in 13 states (AZ, CA, DC, DE, FL, LA, MD, MS, NJ, NY, OH, OR, TX).  By 2015, HealthCorps aspires to have a presence in 100 schools in all 50 states.

  Lessons Include:

  • The Digestive Highway
  • Evolution of an Eater
  • Food Mood Connection
  • The Critical Consumer
  • Get Your Zzz’s to Get Your Aaa’s
  • Exercise Everywhere

2) Creating a Fit Town™  in Communities Across the Country

Through  “Fit Town,” teens are challenged to reach beyond the school yard to help other students, their families and their communities experience wellness through service. Through Fit Town, students identify a condition in their home, school, or community that needs improvement and then develop a plan to create a healthier environment.  Fit Town also  connects students with Nature and the “built” environment.

Fit Town projects have included: 

  • Photovoice identifying nature-deficient community settings
  • School & Community Gardens
  • Beautification and clean-ups of schools and public space to bring in Nature
  • Bodega and convenience store makeovers to bring in fresh foods
  • Identifying and beautifying outdoor spaces for physical activity
  • Large-scale “Highway to Health” Fairs and Festivals for the community

3) Advocacy: HealthCorps advocates for healthy public policy across all levels of government.  Their goal is to put health and physical education back into the core curriculum of the American education system.

THIS IS A REVOLUTION WORTH JOINING!!!!!! 100 percent certified organic HEALTH INSURANCE!

 

I LOVE chicks!

A whooooollllllleeeee lot! I used to love them for delicious things they had to offer me either when they were still young spring chicks, or a more seasoned vet!

Such things included:

Fried Chicken, Wings (especially during football season), Grilled Chicken Breast, Garlic Chicken, Chicken Patties (in college), Chicken Enchiladas (oohhh bbbeeeiii daaaahhhh….delicious), etc.

Now I dig chicks for a whole other reason. They are the underdog and the ones who get bullied. Who doesn’t like an underdog and who likes bullies? After watching a documentary called Vegucated yesterday, I saw some pretty horrific things. Now, I know you know our meat gets mistreated and the conditions of the birds aren’t up to par and if you don’t, you still may have noticed all the chicken products that are now labeled “Free Range” and “Cage Free”. Well, I happened to both know about the treatment of our meat including chicken thanks to such documentaries like Food Inc. I have also done research on the topic. This is what drove me to only buy the what seemed to be better choice, meaning “cage free” and “free range”. Uh ohhh, what is he goign to tell us?!?!?!?!?

Nothing…if we are talking about the litigation to where those labels are legally allowed to be placed upon the packaging. For that, I invite you to do you own research. What I am goign to talk about is what made me start my first day of trying to go Vegan today. That documentary opened my eyes to not only cruelty of animals and the chicks, but what happens to the male chicks (they cant be used for eggs). Wanna know? Glad you asked.

They get dumped by the hundreds into a huge mechanical grinder…(alive!) Yup. What happens to the meat after? I don’t know, they didn’t show it. Perhaps nothing, just innocent slaughter…..or maybe they end up becoming chicken goo that can be used in nuggets, or fillers that can be found in chicken patties? I haven’t researched it, but the assumption is enough and witnessing chicks getting grinded alive was enough for me.

So, I have decided to give goign Vegan a try. I will document my first 30 days. I want to see how it effects my workouts, moods, clarity, family interaction (single dad to a 14 year old boy of whom I have to cook for), cravings, withdrawals, etc.

I am not doing this to lose weight, although a plant based diet that includes beans, grains and legumes will make you lose weight. I am actually going to attempt to put on 10 pounds of muscle and lower my body fat into the single digits (1 – 3 month period). Let’s see how it works out. I am also going to do my part in what I call non-violence to animals and help the planet at the same time 🙂

Wish me luck!

Planks!