Meet Turtlewomen a Beautiful, Health Conscious and Awesome Communicator
She's very health concious today
She's a Flexitarian & I'm an Oxygenarian?
I like to consider myself an Oxygenarian, which I coined the phrase myself recently, and posted it to my facebook wall. It actually means I'm attempting to eat only foods high in nutrients & oxygen, or antioxidants which are more alkaline then acidic (Organic uncooked veggies, berries, other fruits, unprocessed nuts & grains or raw whole foods), and we sparingly eat shrimp, fresh salmon and tuna.
I've heard of the flexitarian terminology though, but I don't go by it much, only because many people have yet to understand the truth behind that of the whole cooked foods, and uncooked foods (Raw foods) concepts.
Turtlewoman, your hub titled "The Flexitarian Diet: Best of Both Worlds" is a cool one indeed, and it points out your experience as a person who came to learn about health consciousness, and your overall adjustment to a changing society, and culture of various eating patterns.
Many of us today all are struggling with the whole dietary balancing act for sure, and I like your take on the whole being more flexible with your eating habits, as opposed to being extreme, like many people end up doing. Even though my preferred methods of eating might vary slightly from yours, and by a few degrees or so.
The image & link below is to her awesome hub on being a flexitarian
Her Awesome hub: "The Flexitarian Diet: Best of Both Worlds"
I love me some green foodsClick thumbnail to view full-size
A wish of epic proportions
I just wish this whole health movement was started back when my mother was alive though, because she may have been able to reverse the harmful effects of the breast cancer she had lost her life too, back in late 2006.
I truly wished this not only because we lost her, and I'm sure many other folks feel the same about their loved ones they've lost to disease, but also because she had a horrible diet. So she over indulged in eating of processed foods, cooked foods, meats containing harmful toxins and chemical pollutants, and unknowingly due to obvious ignorance to all the hidden dangers, most recently being exposed worldwide.
This may have been the major cause of her contracting the retched disease. (Foods high in sugars, oily foods, fast foods, high cholesterol foods, fats, dairy products and highly acidic foods etc...)
Today people are discovering the truth to all the heath risks associated with eating meats, and acidic foods, and the news is spreading rapidly now.
Check out the documentary "Forks over Knives" on Hulu
It was free about 2 weeks ago, but its now on Hulu Plus, it's a must see documentary.
My Hub I wrote about Dr. Max Gerson -
My Personal Choice of Diet
Me and my wife are hoping to change our diets to 100% raw foods some day, but it would require us to live in a more natural and warmer climate, where we could get into farming and growing our own vegetation, until then though we will still eat a ratio of cooked foods to uncooked fresh organic produce of veggies, and fruits, nuts, berries, wholegrain breads, other various unprocessed food products etc...
American society is catching up slowly but surely to the rest of the globe, when it comes to understanding overall health issues dealing with poor eating habits, and so you're definitely not alone with your personal health decisions, and the fight to stay on track as well as eat what suits you best.
I think more people need to know about true life stories today such as this, and the more we share valuable ones as you've shared about being a flexitarian, the more people will learn to better themselves in their daily lives, because its wholesome from a real persons voice and life experience, and not some rigid like course material in school from a textbook.
I actually still eat fish a great deal today rather than other meats, I do know that by simply cooking it or any foods for that matter, the violent heats, scorching oils, and all plays a huge role in the loss of precious oxygen, and vital nutrients on the cellular level. So its quite the dilemma to think of actually eating raw fish, which I'm sure many people have done when it comes to eating sushi, and potentially other types of seafood. I like eating seaweed though, I tried it and its actually not to bad, but I'm not sure if it was cooked, or uncooked.
The funny thing is that this whole Oxygenarian thing I titled, which I claim to be today, when it comes to food, is actually something I recently learned of trying to do, within the last 4 months or so, and mostly from researching about the harmful affects of certain foods, just as you've gathered yourself Turtlewoman in your studies, and trials in your life throughout the years. I've also written a few hubs on the subject, and the very first one I wrote was inspired by watching the documentary, The Beautiful Truth, which was about a man who once lived known as Dr. Max Gerson, and his discovery of a cure for cancer back in 1931. Now they have a new one out called, "The Gerson Miracle", both of these must see documentaries, are on Youtube, and cost nothing to watch.
Documentary: Forks Over Knives Filmmakers Discussion
We visited the Farmers Market on 14th street in Manhattan, NYCClick thumbnail to view full-size
Me with the Camcorder Bag
Our overall Health Awareness Today!
I'm just glad that there's so much knowledge floating around today, that is all about heath consciousness overall, and the fact that people now have an alternative way of finding better nutrition, as opposed to many years back, when there wasn't a Wholefoods or Traders Joes, or even a health food store in sight to come to our rescue, it seems like the food movement, and going green thing is taking precedence, and is the going trend now.
Spreading that Hub loving Appreciation-
Thanks Turtlewoman for showing your strength in what you believe in, and the determination to eventually achieve overall heath success. Your great deal of insightful comments you've been leaving me, has prompted this hublove response I wrote here for you, and besides that of the inspiration I also received by the reading of that cool hub you wrote above, and so paying it forward, is how I'm showing my version of Hublove back towards your direction.
I also commend you on your awesome start here as a hubpages writer with 50 hubs at 4 months, because its a strong presence you've worked on thus far, and I know you'll succeed here as a hubpages writer for sure. Keep up the awesome communications here, and activities here in the community the top spot on hubpages is where I believe you have the potential to surely go in the near future with enough efforts, and determination as well.
Turtlewoman knows her stuff! more of her healthy hubs
- Rooibos Tea Benefits: Green Rooibos Tea Has More Ant...
Learn more about the benefits of the herbal tea Rooibos tea. This article explains the difference between red and green rooibos. Find out how much more antioxidants green rooibos tea has over green tea!
- Benefits of Chia Seeds: Chia Seeds for Weight Loss!
Learn about the health benefits of chia seeds. Chia seeds can help you lose weight. A superfood from the Aztecs, it provides vitamins and antioxidants.
- How to Get Rid of Black Mold- the Easy and Cheap Way
This article shows you a step-by-step guide on how to get rid of black mold. Get rid of mold by using natural products
- How to Make Healthy Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts
How to make your own healthy homemade strawberry Pop Tarts. Easy directions with a lot of pictures.
You wrote a truly awesome hub Turtlewoman, I liked the images you chose to use, and how you explained your desire to maintain your current path as you see fit, I definitely voted it up and will share it with my friends, family and everywhere I could with many of the sharing tools provided, and those in which I possess myself such as Pearltrees.