Posts Tagged ‘healthy living’

bjj SamuraiWhat is important is the goal, purple belt.  That is what I keep telling my self.  I miss a class or a week because of sickness, family, injury etc.  Organize my thoughts, heal up, fight back the fear, and get back on the path. Stop thinking. One step after the next.

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This week, a guy asked me to stay for sparring class on Thursday. I didn’t. I have thought about it about twenty times since then. I know that is what I needed to do. The people there are looking for fresh blood. I put sparring and throwing off because of the Helio Gracie Tournament. I am slowly changing to a more advanced training program. Also, I have an ongoing shoulder injury, shoulder bursitis, but I know that ice and anti inflammatory drugs will get it back to no pain. I just need to rest. I found some strength exercises for rotator cup strengthening. I notice that it gets inflamed when I workout with heavy weight class, specially, the bear hug moves.   I could barely get my arms around the opponent. My arm lengths gets strained and causes damage to my shoulder.

I will be out-of-town during the Gracie Diet Seminar given by Rorian Gracie. It is open to the public on October 27. I would definitely be there if I could. Really, it is an honor that such great Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructors and role models come to the studio.

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To be honest, I have been off all this week and out of town, Disney World.  I tried to eat healthy on the road which I did; however,  I didn’t see any organic food at Disney World, not one.  Anyways, I kept up with the push ups and situps.  In reality, you don’t need a gym.   Jiu Jitsu training, gracie diet, and push ups / sits ups is all you need to stay fit.    Unfortunately,  I didn’t review the 27 fundamental lessons.   I focused on my family.  Hopefully, I can get back on track this coming week.

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When ever you have a choice of rice, always choose brown rice.  Read on.  Have you seen rice in its natural form?  It is a brownish color.  The white rice is white because of processing.   Also, next time you read white rice packaging, look for the labeling that nutrients have been re-added.  This is because the making it white process strips the rice of all its natural nutrients so the food process has to be re-added.   If the rice is left in its natural form, it retains all its great properties. There is a great article on all the amazing things that brown rice has and its special properties, anti-oxidants, Selenium, Manganese,  Natural oils, weight loss, whole grain, slow sugar release, and high fiber.  See below link. Website, healthiertalk.com

8 Reasons Why Brown Rice Is Healthier Than White Rice

By Dr. Edward Group on 03/22/2011


Is frozen food healthier than fresh produce?  I was surprised by the answer.  Unless you have your own vegetable garden or fruit garden, cut, wash, and immediately eat, not necessarily.   It makes sense.   Frozen food is immediately frozen which freezes the nutrients into the vegetable or fruit.  I saw a show the other day, that as soon as a vegetable or a fruit is cut, it starts losing its nutrient value.   How long does fruit and vegetables stay on the shelf at grocery stores?  Anyways, the freezing process halts this decay.  See article below.

Frozen food ‘healthier than fresh produce’, scientists claim

The Telegraph.  Health News.   Author Andrew Hough. See Below.


As a kid I was always told I have to eat meat.  Who was I to question?  Did you know that some flesh-eating animals, lions, tigers, will not eat cooked meat? They want it raw and bloody.  I have never eaten meat bloody and raw.  To make it short, we aren’t designed to really eat meat as the focus of our diet.  We should eat very little of it and focus on eating fruits, vegetables, and grains for optimal health.

The Comparative Anatomy of Eating

by Milton R. Mills, M.D.


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