In the beginning...My dietary transformation happened when I was 18 or 19 and was living at a University away from my family home. For the first time ever, I began purchasing my own food. I realized through the process of elimination that something I was buying was not agreeing with my digestion. That “something” turned out to be “milk, cheese, and eggs” — in essence, dairy products. Due to the discovery of this food allergy (which affects millions of people), I stopped consuming dairy products completely. After a few weeks, I thought it would be appropriate to begin to read about nutrition in order to be sure to have enough “calcium and protein” which I was no longer getting from dairy products. I began reading nutrition books: dozens of them. This led to the discovery of a deep, all-consuming passion I have for the subject of nutrition and eventually led me to my career as a superfood advocate. After reading nearly every book I could find on nutrition, vegetarianism, veganism, raw foods, superfoods, and herbs, and after over 1500 public presentations on the subject of ideal diets and human health, as well as interacting with tens of thousands of people specifically on this subject, I have concluded (as have most others in our field) that the moral ethics of vegetarianism, veganism, and raw-foodism are wonderful and an intrinsic part of creating peace and health on Earth for all beings, as well as a clean and sustainable future for all. However, I have also concluded, as have many others, that serious health conditions can develop as a result of improper nutrition due to unbalanced omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, and raw-food diets. Dozens of factors help to create nutritional imbalances, as well as nutritional deficiencies. These include daily stress levels, pregnancy, candida, disease conditions, special needs due to age-related nutritional requirements, metabolic differences in human genetics, the uniqueness of the human soul as it expresses itself through the physical body, physical injury recovery, drug addictions, etc. Consider all of these factors, because we need sufficient nutrition to address these factors. On top of this, I believe that these challenges can and should be solved with high moral and ethical considerations.
That is the basis of this report.By reading this report and maintaining a “solution oriented” perspective, you will be able to greatly benefit from years of research by simply adding into your diet some of the foods, herbs, and superfoods mentioned. In fact, I know that by taking action on the information found here and the foods recommended, you will have the best day ever. The key nutrients that standard American food consumers, as well as conscious omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and raw-foodists, may be missing and how I ethically solve these deficiencies are as follows:
Challenge: Long-chain omega 3 fatty acid (DHA, EPA) deficiencies.Information: The omega 3 fatty acids found in most plants (hemp, flax) are not long chain. They are medium chain. The conversion of medium chain omega 3 fatty acids to long chain fatty acids is not easy. In some metabolisms, it does not happen at all. Many individuals are suffering from long-chain omega 3 fatty acid (DHA, EPA) deficiencies. These deficiencies inhibit proper brain and nervous system development as well as impair cognitive abilities. Traditionally, the DHA, EPA nutrition requirements had been solved using cod liver oil or other fish oils. Fish oils are not a long-term sustainable option due to the “fishing out” of cod in the Atlantic and the increasing presence of mercury, heavy metals, and pollutants in fish oils. Long-chain omega 3 fatty acids (DHA, EPA) are extremely important for growing infants and children.
Ethical Solutions:Raw Incan Spirulina: Longevity Warehouse distributes Spirulina, a particular blue-green algae known for its extraordinary nutrition profile. Spirulina belongs to an ancient class of single-celled, blue-green spiral algae. They form in spiraling, helical, microscopic strands that are smaller than the human eye can detect. The name "Spirulina" comes from this superfood's spiral character. Not only is Spirulina high in DHA, it is the only green food rich in the essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). UMAC Core Marine Phytoplankton: This is a plant-based solution to the DHA and EPA problem that can work for most people. This is a phenomenal, vegan solution to meeting DHA and EPA nutritional requirements. The Longevity Warehouse offers this amazing product developed by Unique Sea Farms, Ltd., which uses a truly unique and organic process to cultivate the algae and extract the nutrients in a form available to the human body. In our cells, mitochondria create tiny energy units called nucleotides. Marine Phytoplankton contains nucleotides that directly feed the cell with the energy, bypassing the energy conversion process. This means that the cell can produce energy quickly and effectively without having to go through all the energy of digestion.
Challenge: Protein deficiencies.Information: Contrary to some vegetarian and vegan propaganda, some individuals do need plenty of protein to retain mental and emotional stability as well as muscular size. The Max Planck Institute discovered that cooking destroys 50% of the protein in food. It is likely that, due to the bad habit of cooking food, the amount of protein actually required by the human body per day is closer to 25 grams (or even less) than the average prescribed 50 grams per day. Additionally, due to the danger of consuming animal products created by poor quality control, antibiotics, growth hormones, animal diseases (Mad Cow, Hoof and Mouth, Blue Tongue, chicken cancers, etc.) as well as greed, animal products are becoming less and less reliable sources of protein or any nutrition at all. However, an ancient-old, brand-new, re-emerging class of foods is able to meet our requirement of a clean, highly usable form of complete protein (as well as many, many other nutrients), and that ancient-old, brand-new class of foods is superfoods.
Ethical Solutions:Superfoods appear to completely solve the protein problem. The most important complete protein superfoods are as follows:
- Hempseed and Hempseed protein.
- Goji berries and goji berry powders. Beware of “Wildcrafted” goji berries. They are not wildcrafted. They are domestically grown and often fertilized and sprayed with chemicals. Nearly all “wildcrafted” goji berries we have tested are heavily sprayed with sulfur dioxide. Some “organic” brands of goji berries failed the sulfur dioxide text (they were sprayed with sulfur dioxide). Longevity Warehouse sells Dragon Herbs Heaven Mountain Goji Berries, labeled "Di Tao" to authenticate the pristine source of this amazing superfood.
- Bee pollen (organic). Very few foods even compare to bee pollen in overall nutrition. Bee pollen is arguably the most complete food found in nature. Take bee pollen samples and sample them in your mouth for 20 minutes without swallowing in order to detect if you are allergic to the pollen. Itchiness, swelling, internal mouth reactions, etc. are all signs of an allergic response. If you are allergic to a batch of bee pollen, do not eat it. You may still be able to eat other batches of bee pollen from different sources.
- Marine Phytoplankton (liquid). This living phytoplankton product is unparalleled in the world. Not only a complete source of living protein, but also arguably the most nutritious food on Earth. One drop of this product is enough to feel some effects.
- Spirulina. Spirulina contains the highest concentration of protein of any food on Earth. This food fed Mexico City and met all protein requirements for millions of people for 5,000 years. You can find it in this formulation: Dragon Herbs Tonic Alchemy.
- Chlorella. Chlorella is not only a complete protein source but also the highest source of bioavailable chlorophyll. You can find chlorella in tablet form or powder form, and it is also in formulations like Dragon Herbs Tonic Alchemy. This formula can be added to foods, beverages, or even water and consumed daily to support protein needs.
- Maca. Although maca is not a complete protein, it is such a great source of hormone precursors and amino acids, that it provides many of the same effects created by a high-protein diet.