As Director of the Hippocrates Health Educator Program, it brings me great pleasure to introduce Max Tuck, from the UK, who graduated as a Hippocrates Health Educator in 2006. Max has had a busy 12 months! In 2011, she published her first printed book, Top 10 Raw Food Tips for Osteoporosis, for which Brian Clement wrote the foreword, and in February 2012, she summited Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Survival is an increasingly touchy subject in a world in which climate change is becoming more evident. People who live in areas where they rarely doubted their safety are now at risk from flood, forest fire and famine.
When you think of storing food for survival what types of food do you think about? Canned food? MREs (Meals Ready to Eat, given to military troops) or maybe the freeze-dried foods popularized by astronauts? If these were your answers, than you are in-line with common thinking about food for survival.
There is certainly some magical technology available, not only in the science of youthing but also the extended longevity of the Methuselah Age. Imagine developing an innate genius mentality integrated with a Buddha personality, all within an Olympian body. Our potential surrounds us.
Once upon time there was a frail little boy and girl who were bully magnets.
I saw a bumper sticker the other day that read: “I am a cancer survivor”, and I thought of my mother, not because she had cancer, but because she was a survivor — a Holocaust survivor. In the heart of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, she hid in a basement for years, relying on the charity of her protectors, and living by her wits when she went out looking for food or contact with other family members. One of her brothers was fighting with the Resistance Movement, headquartered in the surrounding woods; the other was in a forced labor camp with her parents. My mother didn’t see herself as a hero for surviving, but I did. Here’s one of my favorite stories of hers.
Changing your diet per the season is something I highly recommend. I believe it is one of the four components of a successful nutrition program.
I sat nervously inside the plane, harnessed to my tandem master. The intensity of what was about to happen suddenly struck me. I was seconds away from launching myself 14,000 feet to the ground with a 220 pound man strapped to my back. I was armed only with a parachute and a pair of goggles. “Oh my God!” my inner voice screamed. “I’m going skydiving!”