Are there any fruits and veggies in the hood?

Vegan Hip Hop by Jasiri X

80 carb/10protein/10%fat. the idea came from Graham’s book 80/10/10 diet. He says that humans are total monkeys when it comes to design, so fruit is the way to get calories/fuel. using proteins for calories is equivalent to burning your bricks for heat, and fats also are inefficient source of fuel as they are slooooww burning and meant for survival situations, not to mention throwing your organs out of balance. so, our whole freakin culture is in survival mode with fats and sugar,  while they clog up their body with dairy, wheat, salt, etc, which slows the re-balancing.

it’s only been a week, and there was a transition of moods/energy right away. I was eating somewhat raw diet but barely any fruits and way too much fats (avocados, nuts, seeds, oils). since veggies have little calories, i was pretty much running on fats. right away, i noticed blood sugar rollercoaster because my pancreas was exhausted and beat up by my highfat diet (sugar remains in the bloodstream while the fat is being ‘dealt with’ or balanced out, giving the pancreas a full-time job 24/7 instead of a part-time task). after 2 days, i had a more steady energy level.

breakfast: a big papaya 2lbs. lunch: 5 bananas, 2 oranges, lunch2: 2 kiwis, 1 pound blueberries, romaine lettuce (as seen in photo), dinner would be apples, a Big salad of greens, shredded beets, carrots, cucumber,tomato, dates, celery, maybe avocado.. (this was a low-calorie day, i admit)

fruit = calories & vitamins
veggies = minerals & fiber
alcohol = toxins

i’m learning as i go…

Music! Listen and download at [click the picture]. Another cool thing is that you can set your own price! Choose how much you want to contribute as trade for the download ($5…$10… $100… or free!)

Thanks for being you! and thanks for supporting me as a musician! :0

This is Me with the Kids (In my natural environment :)

The more time I spend with kids, the more I realize what Life is about. Be who you are, and don’t let anything stop you from shining your light! :)

[These are clips from when I volunteered in the elementary school as “improv musician” and music therapist for autism. I was blessed to collaborate musically with 7-year-old Jonaya, diagnosed non-verbal and autistic. She was trying to show me a special technique on the djembe drum, but I think I need a few more lessons. The improv songwriting game I played with the whole class was so much fun! We were traveling in a boat picking up different people and animals from the countries around the world. Imagination is everything! I hope to spend more time with kids soon!]

The Kickstarter 30-day fundraiser ended on May 9th with a HUGE amount of loving support from all my fans… 66 backers pledged donations totaling $2,374. This money goes toward finishing my new album, I LOVE MY LIFE!

I’m mixing and mastering the album this week, starting tomorrow at noon o’clock. Exciting times on planet Earth! :) 

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