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30 billion per year for the HSE, and the conclusion is… let them eat sausages and chips.

September 7th, 2014

I was shocked when I read that the HSE has ordered 62,000 sausage rolls and 90 tons of fat laden frozen chips to feed to bedridden patients over the next three years.

But then I heard a “clinical dietician” was coming out to comment on this.

Great, I thought, the clinical dietician will appeal for some sanity and tell the HSE to wise up.

Right?

Wrong.

Quotes from Herald.ie, with my comments added:

“Healthy food is for healthy people,” Sarah Keogh, a member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute told the Herald.

Not sure where she is going with this. Seems to suggest that unhealthy food is for sick people. ? Hard to imagine she means that..

“Patients who are recovering from a surgery or from a bad accident need high-calorie food that we would normally consider bad for us,” she explained.

She really means that! People recovering from surgery need high calorie food that we would normally consider bad for us? They need it? Says who? Where do these people come up with this nonsense? We all know instinctively that when the body is healing, it requires less food. In fact, you can digest (take in food), or you can repair. But not both simultaneously. That’s why your appetite disappears when you are ill or suffer trauma. That’s why no animal eats when sick. Except humans who listen to “clinical dieticians”.

“It doesn’t sound very healthy because often when people are looking at hospital food they are applying healthy eating guidelines.

Well, yes, that would make sense. I was in St. Vincents hospital just before easter. The reception area was full of easter eggs for some bullshit competition. I told the lad at reception: That’s why this place is so full..

“They often forget that people in hospital often need a lot more calories and a lot more protein than the average person who is out and about,” she said.

Firstly, they often don’t. And nature should be the guide. If a patient is hungry, that is nature’s invitation to the table. If hunger is not there, nature has other business to attend to, like healing, and fighting pathogens.

And when hunger returns, the food given must be of the highest quality to allow the building of healthy tissue and a strong immune system.

For crying out loud, what kind of body can a patient build on sausages and chips? A fatty greasy mess, that’s all. Aren’t most of them in hospital because of that crap in the first place..

But patients who are in recovery often see a rise in metabolism at a time when their appetite declines, Ms Keogh said.

Finally, Ms Keogh admits that she is proposing what amounts to force feeding of patients by loading them up with the worst junk food imaginable.

Its amazing that such high paid “qualified” “experts” can come out with such drivel. If the goal is patient health, it can’t be possible to feed sick people with sickening junk food.

But of course this is not about healthy people, this is about keeping the 30billion euro gravy train just trucking along…

There you go now, sausages and chips. Enjoy!

Children killed by their own brother.. what was he on?

September 7th, 2014

You will have heard of the children killed in Ireland last week by their own brother, who then comitted suicide.

The radio talkshows were full of the usual handwringing. Ryan Tubridy quoted a long list of similar events over the last few years in Ireland.

But is it all really so unexplainable?

I contend that we are reaping a whirlwind as a result of psychiatric drugs, and that this fact is covered up.

In one case, the mother of a teenager who comitted in murder-suicide stated at the inquest that she believed psychiatric drugs were the cause of his “inexplicable” behavior.

Interestingly, the court called an “expert” who spoke a pile of jargon to deny the link. Who was the “expert”? A psychiatrist of course.

Are we really so stupid as to expect psychiatrists to come out with their hands up and admit that the drugs they are prescribing are in the blood of the perpetrators of these inexplicable events?

Neither should we expect the pharma companies to do anything else but protect their profits by covering up the link between mindbending drugs and violent outbursts.

Below are some of the most commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs, along with some of their side effects:

They are drugs that are prescribed up to 44million times per year each in the USA alone. All these drugs listed below have behavioral side effects, including violence, hallucination, and suicide.

Perhaps instead of our mediots wringing their hands, we should have a discussion about what we are putting into our bodies. Perhaps we should stop giving dangerous poisons to people who are depressed.

Perhaps we should also be wary of the self-serving pronouncements of drugpushing psychiatrists and pharma corporations.

Our mind exists in our bodies. Our body can thrive if we put good things into it. It will go haywire if we put poisons into it.

Same goes for the mind.

But of course, that’s way to simple for a multi billion euro industry.

1. Xanax:

  • Actions that are out of control
  • attack, assault, or force
  • continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in ears
  • decreased awareness or responsiveness
  • lack of feeling or emotion
  • nightmares
  • thoughts of killing oneself
  • uncaring

2. Lexapro:

Lexapro carries a black-box warning for suicidal thoughts and tendencies. Patients taking Lexapro are known to become suicidal while taking Lexapro and other SSRIs, especially in the first weeks of treatment. The risk is so severe that the FDA issued a special warning about the risk of suicidality, or suicidal thoughts and behaviors, for patients up to age 25.

3. Ativan:

  • confusion, depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
  • hyperactivity, agitation, hostility;
  • hallucinations;

4. Zoloft:

agitation, hallucinations, fever, overactive reflexes, tremors;

5. Desyrel:

  • extreme mood swings, restlessness, or sleep problems;
  • agitation, hallucinations, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination;

6. Effexor:

from the patient information monograph (

You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment.

Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Raw Vegan Paleo Madness

June 25th, 2014

I previously wrote about Paleo Diet Madness.

Its a high fat, low carbohydrate diet, like so many others.

And, it doesn’t work, just like all the other high fat diets out there.

The Paleo diet is centred on eating lots of meat and dairy products, and no carbohydrate foods like grains, starchy vegetables, or even fruit.

I demolished that nonsense in a previous post, but here I’d like to speak about the Raw Vegan Paleo Madness.

That means the prominent Raw Vegan Health Guru who is going around telling people not to eat fruit.

He is saying that sugar is bad, all sugar, including fruit. He says to not eat more than two pieces of fruit a day. In many cases, he recommends no fruit at all!

That means you are taking a Raw Vegan lifestyle, which consists of fruit, greens, and nuts and seeds, and excluding the fruit!

That means you are taking out the healthy carbohydrates from Raw Vegan food.

That only leaves greens, nuts and seeds.

Greens are great, full of nutrients, but few calories.

So most of your calories will come from nuts and seeds.

Welcome to the Raw Vegan Paleo Madness.

Most of your calories would be coming from fat.

It doesn’t matter that the fat is good fat. We only need a little fat. Too much fat is harmful, no matter what the source.

Plus you are missing the antioxidants and vitamins that are so abundant if fruit.

No wonder the no fruit raw vegan Hippocrates centre sells so many supplements.

Paleo is Madness.

Raw Vegan Paleo is Madness too.

Lets eat healthy whole fruit, with all its fibre, pure water, vitamins, anti-oxidants, minerals, and delicious flavour, and sugar that our body NEEDS to produce energy.

Fruit Festival

June 25th, 2014

I am planning to host a fruit festival in July.

It will be a weekend in July, probably 18 to 20th.

You will get to enjoy a high fruit, high greens weekend in midsummer.

Venue is my place, as I have a half acre garden.

Accomodation will be camping.

We will have:

Food preparation demos,

Health talks with Q and A,

Campfire gatherings in the evening.

Cost will be a contribution towards cost of the fresh fruit and greens. Probably around €30 per person.

Everyone will be expected to volunteer to help make the weekend a success.

Limited to 20 people.

register your interest now!

regards

Cathal

cathal@realhealthylifestyle.com

Paleo Madness

June 25th, 2014

The latest food craze is the Paleo diet. This diet proposes that our ancestors lived on hunting game, and foraging greens. The following foods are approved: Lean meat, dairy, and greens.

non approved foods are grain products, high carb foods of any kind, including sweet fruit.

The Paleo diet is nothing more than another variation on the high fat, low carbohydrate diet that is so beloved of diet book writers.

It is really just another variation on the Atkins diet.

These diets are based on speculations about how the human body works, and not on any verifiable facts.

Here are some reasons I won’t be following the Paleo Diet..

1. One of the most important books written in modern times on the subject of diet and health is called the China Study. This book is unique in that it shows the relationship between consumption of different foods and diseases like heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes. Meat and dairy foods were found to be risk factors for all the above diseases. Whole fresh fruit, vegetables and whole grains all lowered the risk of lifestyle diseases. In other words, the Paleo Diet excludes the very foods that are proven to benefit our health.

2. Pysiologically, we are eaters of fruit and vegetables. Never mind what anyone speculates about what our ancestors may or may not have eaten. The truth is staring us in the face when we look into a mirror. From our eyes to our teeth to our stomach acid to our intestines, we have the body of a fruit and vegetable eater, not an meat and dairy eater.

3. Practical results. Paleo Diet followers don’t excel in any endurance sports. Raw vegans beat them hands down in any sports that require long term healthy body performance. Examples include long distance running and cycling. I regularly cycle 40 to 80 kilometers in a day. My high fruit, high green, low fat, zero animal products diet is great for energy, endurance and fast recovery.

So, if you want health, energy, and permanent weight control, don’t buy into the Paleo Madness..

Disaster! Masticating juicer not working with cucumber! And Cathal’s fix..

April 4th, 2014

Maire has a high quality twin gear masticating juicer. But she has a problem…

Maire wrote…

I find it frustrating with much volume or high juice veg like cucumber. I know you don’t agree with them but is there any centrifugal you would ‘advise’ ? What about the new hybrid types?

Kindest,
Máire

My resonse..

Hi Maire..

Don’t get a centrifuge!
It destroys the vitamins and enzymes.
Literally destroys vitamin C, vitamin A, and ALL the enzymes.
The shredding action at 1500 rpm does the damage.

In contrast, your masticating juicer crushes gently at 100rpm, thus delivering the vitamins and enzymes intact.

There is a way around with Kempo and Greenstar (masticating juicers) for cucumber.

Feel free to contact for tips on the best juicer for you.

Feel free to contact for tips on the best juicer for you.

Remember, the Kempo and Greenstar are masticating juicers.
The advantage is that they crush gently, rather than shredding violently like a centrifugal juicer.

But because they crush, there is a chance that very watery fruit like cucumber can crush up on the gears, and “back up”.
The way around this is to juice celery or something fibrous at the same time…

The trick I use with cucumber is to juice it as part of a green juice.
I juice 1 piece cucumber, 1 piece apple, 1 piece celery.
Then repeat this process until all your juice is made.
The cucumber and apple are mushy, but the celery is fibrous, so it clears out the gears for you.

So don’t try to juice all the cucumber or apple at the same time. Do it as above and you will be fine.

I know this works, because I regularly make a juice for a big class of ten people.
As long as we do it this way everything goes fine.

Another few tips:

Greenstar and Kempo have a pressure screw on the nose. If your cucumber starts to back up, release the pressure screw a few turns. This allows the mush to clear out.
Remember: Only masticating juicers allow you to rejuice the pulp. So you can later retighten the screw and rejuice the pulp, so you still get all the juice.
You cannot rejuice the pulp with a centrifugal juicer.
So not only do you get an enzymeless and almost vitaminless juice from a centrifugal juicer, you also get less juice.

Look for a masticating juicer with a five year warranty.

Look for a masticating juicer with a five year warranty.

Re Hybrid juicers:
I came across a masticating juicer that points upwards.
I thought it could be a good idea, as it may use gravity to juice.
However, I tried it and I was not impressed at all.

regards

Cathal Spelman
cathal@realhealthylifestyle.com

A good masticating  juicer delivers vitamins and enzymes. Normal centrifugal juicers destroy vitamins and enzymes.

A good masticating juicer delivers vitamins and enzymes. Normal centrifugal juicers destroy vitamins and enzymes.

Raw Cathal Saves the Day for Another Diet Industry Victim..

April 2nd, 2014

A few days ago I met a very nice gentleman.

A very big, very nice gentleman.

He is big, works out in the gym sometimes, and is strong.

But he is also obese. And he cannot lose the weight.

I explained to him why he cannot lose the weight…

Because the diet industry has him convinced that he needs to go on a diet, and eat tiny portions of bad food.

Of course, maybe he loses a few pounds. But as soon as he goes back on regular portions… all the weight comes back, plus some more.

In fact, he told me he has gained one stone of weight per year for the last few years.

Well, I didn’t waste any time.

I told him flat out that he is guaranteed to lose weight if he simply eats natural food.

By natural food I mean, fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

And avoid food that needs to be cooked. (If it has to be cooked, it cannot be natural food for us).

Even a diet centred on natural food, with some cooked food added will work, if done properly.

The key is lots of fruit and vegetables.

They provide a high water content (filling), high fibre content (filling), high vitamin (nourishing), high mineral (alkalising) food source.

You will be full, nourished, satisfied.

And your alkalised body will be able to burn off the acid laden fatty deposits.

It is so simple!

More photos of delicious treats from recent classes…

March 26th, 2014

Raw Cheezecake. Date and nut base. Filling made with soaked nuts, coconut butter, soaked dates, vanilla.

Raw Cheezecake. Date and nut base. Filling made with soaked nuts, coconut butter, soaked dates, vanilla.

Date sweets. Dry dates and dry nuts. Mix in food processor. Rolled in dessicated coconut.

Date sweets. Dry dates and dry nuts. Mix in food processor. Rolled in dessicated coconut.

Delicious Fruit Skewars. Banana and pineapple pieces on a stick. Covered with date jam. (Blended soaked dates). mmmm

Delicious Fruit Skewars. Banana and pineapple pieces on a stick. Covered with date jam. (Blended soaked dates). mmmm

Sundried tomato pesto. Soaked sundried tomatoes, Fresh tomatoes, Olive oil, Fresh basil, dried Italian herbs mix, cayenne pepper. All blended together.

Sundried tomato pesto. Soaked sundried tomatoes, Fresh tomatoes, Olive oil, Fresh basil, dried Italian herbs mix, cayenne pepper. All blended together.

Limited time left to book for Weekend with Raw Cathal..

March 26th, 2014

Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. 4-6 April. Residential course in beautiful west Wicklow. Only 45 mins from Dublin.

Learn simple and easy ways to make living food a delicious part of every day.

Discover how to prepare food that gives more energy, boosts your immunity,
and the body shape you dream of!

Classes:
Great Livng Food Breakfasts,
Juicing Masterclass.
Sprouting Masterclass.
Satisfying Living Food Main Meals.
Delicious Warm Living Food Soups.
Living Food 
Pizza Class.
Living Food Wraps Class.
Delicious Living Food Desserts.

Classes by Cathal Spelman, one of Ireland’s most experienced Living food
teachers. This includes over five years of delivering Living Food classes, training days, and consultations. Cathal is a certified Health Educator, and a pHd student of Natural Hygiene, the oldest Living Food discipline.

Plus… demonstrations of simple and easy exercises to stretch and enliven your entire body!

You will also get a personal one to one consultation and Lifestyle Action Plan.

You will have Friday evening to get comfortable, plus two full days to really get used to preparing and enjoying Delicious Living Food.

When: 7pm Friday 4th April to 4pm Sunday 6th April.
Where: The Old Rectory, Donard, Co. Wicklow
Cost: Learning of this Calibre usually involves travelling to far flung parts of the world, and thousands of Euros expense. But on this weekend you can get world class Living Food Lifestyle instruction for just €245.

Also, if you act now and book by Sunday 30th March, you can get a special rate of just €225.

Not only that, but if you bring a friend you can save and extra €30 each!. …
Early bird just €195 each when two or more book together.

Includes classes from 7pm Friday to 4pm Sunday.
Hands on learning throughout the weekend. And your own copy of my 85 page recipe book.

Friday and Saturday overnight stay in the beautiful Old Rectory Retreat house.
And all you can eat of our delicious fresh ripe raw organic Living food!
To book, simply click here to pay €30 deposit.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QM9B87J44VTTY

Hour Of Power…Make all your food for the entire day in an hour or less..

March 26th, 2014

Hour of power Salad. Delicious quick dinner, and lunch for tomorrow..

Hour of power Salad. Delicious quick dinner, and lunch for tomorrow..

This is the “Hour of Power” in action.

Instead of fussing in the kitchen a few times a day, you can save time by doing one hour in the kitchen in the evening, and get ALL your food for the full day…

You can

make a juice,

prepare dinner,

prepare lunch,

prepare breakfast,

all in one hour!

The Salad featured was made in ten minutes, using a food processor to shred the ingredients.

Salad includes a lot of tasty food that people think we HAVE to cook.

Salad made with, Courgettes, Carrots, Parsnip, Celeriac, Sweet Potato, Spring Onion, Red Onion, Red Pepper, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Himalayan Salt.

Everything shredded except onion and sweet pepper.

By simply preparing more ingredients, which takes a few minutes extra, we get lunch for tomorrow too!

To learn how to make your own delicious raw food in an hour, come along to the next weekend with Raw Cathal…

Friday April 4 to Sunday April 6

Includes classes from 7pm Friday to 4pm Sunday.
Hands on learning throughout the weekend. And your own copy of my 85 page recipe book.

Friday and Saturday overnight stay in the beautiful Old Rectory Retreat house.
And all you can eat of our delicious fresh ripe raw organic Living food!
To book, simply click here to pay €30 deposit.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QM9B87J44VTTY

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