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Monday, February 27, 2012

My family Vitamix history over a bowl of pumpkin soup!


I love my Vitamix!  Tonight I made a pumpkin soup from the cookbook included with all new Vitamixes called "Whole Food Recipes".  It's quite a nice cookbook!

As I assembled the ingredients together, I thought back over the past......amazingly, my Grandmother Mary Manthey, from South Dakota bought one of the first models back in the 1930's!  I never knew this until my own mother, Carolyn, told me after I had bought my first Vitamix!  Mine was an old 1980's model from eBay, and I got it for about $70.00. It had a stainless steel canister and base- you can see me holding it on my eBook cover to the right...  I still have it; it has transformed both my family's and my own health dramatically!
I used it for several years, and just recently upgraded to the new Vitamix 5200.  Here it is, loaded with the pumpkin, seeded apple, onion, nutmeg, white pepper and sea salt.  I ran it for 7 minutes, added a little cream and...WOW!  Your Vitamix is just as valuable in the evening for soups as it is vital in the mornings for your Paleo Quick Start Smoothie!

My Grandmother Mary, who lived almost to 100, was an active, healthy woman her entire life.  She continued to volunteer at the nursing home right up to the end, helping out folks younger than herself.  Here she is in an old video made for Cable TV with her daughters (Paula, Janey and Carolyn) and my father Phil from 1989.  She was 94!  



She still had years left before her of vitality and good living- I credit it partly to her lifelong Vitamix usage!
Can you imagine the general public's deterioration of nutrition she witnessed during her long life!
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Read this by Dr. Scott Stoll-

Has your food changed over the past 100 years?


According to a recent study at the University of Colorado the nutrient density of food has declined significantly over the past 100 years. In fact nutrient density has declined approximately 40-60% over the past 100 years. That means that our food today typically has 50% fewer nutrients compared to the food that our grandparents ate. Nutrients such as the vitally important vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and phytochemicals are the foundation of healthy cells and a strong body. Today if you ate the same amount of vegetables that your grandparents ate you would only receive half the nutrients. Also your grandparent consumed on average 131 pounds of homegrown vegetables every year compared to 11 pounds today. And a recent study showed that only 11% of Americans eat 2 fruits and 3 vegetables every day. This unhealthy combination of nutrient poor foods and reduced intake is an open door for disease especially if it is applied over a lifetime. You can begin to reverse this trend today by simply making a conscious effort to include fresh, organic if possible, vegetables and fruit to every meal. A simple reminder with each is meal is to ask your self this question, “Is the majority of my food naturally produced and processed by God or has it been processed by man? I want to encourage you to brighten up your plate today with the colorful and nutritious foods that our Lord created for us.


Even worse than the deterioration of our foodstuffs themselves is the introduction of all of the man-made, processed, literally fake foods with actual negative nutritional value, that have come to dominate as the foods of choice for the entire modern Western world!  Disease is rampant, as is obesity and diabetes, and the primary cause is...

OUR FOOD!

And no one (in charge at least) seems to be addressing the problem!  

The vested interests are in selling subsidized grain, highly profitable processed foods, and in keeping alive the myth that All Fat is BAD- EAT MORE GRAINS!

Grandma Mary would be horrified!

J
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