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Read This : The Wu Tang Manual.

6 Nov


One of the last books I read was The Wu Tang Manual. It is the bomb and that is why I am suggesting you read it.

I know some of you are like ‘is this chick really recommending that I read a book about the Wu Tang Clan?’ and the answer to that is simply…’YES’.

The writing is rather ‘street’, indeed there are some curse words and slang but the book is far from being rated R, I would say PG-13.

It is an easy read yet it is not.

What is not easy about it are the subject matters that Rza touches upon. Rza is a really, really worldly and intelligent dude. He is on the next level knowledge tip and the way he shares it makes it almost addicting to want to learn it all.

Overcoming adversity, rejection, poverty and fame, Rza talks about living a clean, honest life. A life you can be proud of, a life void of harmful ego and gluttony.

A vegetarian based life.

I cannot recommend this book enough, if you are a Wu Tang fan even better. But the bottom line is that this book has the ability to speak to everyone if they approach it with an open mind.

It’s also the perfect holiday gift for the ‘hip hop head’ in your life.

Stay Chizzle,




Read This: The Thrive Diet: The Whole Food Way to Lose Weight, Reduce Stress, and Stay Healthy for Life.

28 Dec


If you are into eating a well rounded, plant based diet and if you are into being athletic then this book is for you. If you just want to learn how to eat a well balanced, vegan diet then this book is for you too. And for those of you who are into maximizing their athletic performance, pushing themselves physically and mentally, this book is for you. It is also a great read for people who are just being introduced to a vegan diet because this is the proper way to eat, in my humble.

Health, fitness, wellness, Mr. Brazier touches upon it all in ‘The Thrive Diet.’ Not so much a diet, more a lifestyle, this book is so packed with information, it is hard to put it down. Brendan Brazier, the author, is an amazing athlete in his own right. A former Ironman Triathlete, he is also an ultra marathon runner as well as the creator of the awesome plant based supplement line, Vega. So needless to say, this guy knows his stuff.

Nothing is really left unsaid in this book. There are over 100 recipes including exercise specific ones, a 12 week detailed eating plan and some full on teachings about the way nutrition works. He literally covers all bases of the healthy, active, vegan lifestyle making it very easy for one to leave their meat laden diet behind, once and for all.

Get It On Amazon Below…


Read This: Vegan For The Holidays; Celebration Feasts for Thanksgiving Through New Year’s Day

16 Nov

Since it is that time of year, I figured we all may as well get vegan with it. In with the plant-based holiday goodies and out with the dead animals, is the new motto. So what better book for us to be indulging in now than, Zel Allen’s ‘Vegan For The Holidays: Celebration Feasts For Thanksgiving Through New Years’.

Jam packed with so many amazing recipes, you can rest assure you nor your guests and/or family will not miss the meat. At all. Vegan For The Holidays offers up appetizers, desserts, side dishes and main courses, most without added fat and all full of flavor. A recipe for vegan pie crust? Check. Vegan Mac and Cheese? Check. Yummy salad dressings? Check. This book is literally a one stop shop for all your holiday cooking needs.

This book is adored by the masses, hence its 5 star review rating on Amazon. Get it below…

The Gerson Therapy.

8 Oct

If you are like me than there is a great chance that you know at least 2-5 people who have been diagnosed with or are battling cancer. It seems like no matter what, cancer gets us all at some age. Young, old, it does not even matter anymore. I know a 16-year-old with brain cancer, he just finished his 5th round of chemo and the doctors have now told his parents that this is it. This is the end of the road. He is in recovery again  and if the cancer comes back the doctors have straight up said ‘there is nothing else we can do for you.’

So of course I have been adding my 2 cents in, telling him to take the kid off animal products and to seek alternative therapies. He has started to do so now but this has not been easy. The doctors he deals with have been delivering him the fine tuned standard bs, such as diet does not matter, alternative methods are worthless and that we are your only answer. He claims that he feels the doctors are only keeping his son ‘well enough’ to get sick again so they can bleed them and insurance out of more money. He does not believe his son will ever get better like this and neither do I. This is how I came across The Gerson Therapy.

The Gerson Therapy is very simple at the core. It fixes your body with the proper diet. No gimmicks, no tricks, no-nonsense and no deadly chemicals pumped into your already weakened body. The Gerson Therapy relies on the body’s amazing ability to heal itself with no side effects. Through correct supplementation, this therapy combined with our bodies reaction to it has cured cancer, arthritis, heart disease, allergies and other chronic illnesses. All of the whole foods that are pumped into the body while at the institute, flood your system with enzymes, minerals and nutrients that will break down diseased tissue and help detoxify the liver.

Our bodies become polluted with toxins just by breathing. If we are eating well then our bodies are already properly fighting off these toxins and protecting out cells from mutation aka cancer. If our diet and immune system are already compromised then it leaves us way more vulnerable to diseases like cancer. Once we are vulnerable and continue to feed the mutations with animal products, we have a big problem. The great thing about The Gerson Therapy is that it is never too late. This therapy has been used for almost 100 years with amazing results. For cancer, their rate of success is way higher than chemo. Some types of cancer such as liver cancer do not respond well to typical Western ways, but they do respond very well to The Gerson Therapy.

I am not saying this is not some magic cure-all but if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer then it is defiantly worth looking into. The Gerson Institute Homepage.

Read This: Cooking With Herb The Vegetarian Dragon.

1 Oct

As the aunt to 2 beautiful vegetarian boys, I was super excited to come across Herb The Vegetarian Dragon. When a child is born a vegetarian or chooses to become one at a young age, it is very important that they have a way to enjoy their lifestyle as a child. Herb does that. He not only introduces children to the vegetarian lifestyle, he also introduces them to healthy eating. How can a child not want to emulate ‘someone’ he adores as kids do Herb?

I chose to highlight the cookbook because I feel that a healthy relationship with food is developed between children and parents in the kitchen. Studies also show that it is easier to get kids to eat healthy if you let them plan and help with the preparation of meals, Herb is here to assist you with that. With each recipe comes a story about how Herb invented the recipe and to be honest, the recipes sound great. I personally have not had the pleasure of trying any yet but hopefully once my nephew Wes moves from his play kitchen to the real thing, it will be on 🙂

Introduce your kids to Herb and introduce them to a life of healthy eating and compassion. All About The Book Here.

Read This: Eat Vegan On $4 A Day. A Game Plan For The Budget Conscious Cook.

25 Jul

If I had a nickle for every time someone told me it was ‘too expensive’ to eat well then I would be a very rich woman blogging from my organic farm/animal sanctuary in Hawai’i. K’auai to be exact, thankyouverymuch but that is not that case so instead I will post this blog from humid ass NJ and keep on dreamin 😉 The good news is next time someone talks about it being too expensive to go veg then you can recommend they read this book, Eat Vegan On $4 A Day, A Game Plan For The Budget Conscious Cook. The title explains it all.

This book shows us how much more expensive it is to eat packaged foods, teaches us how to buy certain things in bulk (beans, grains) and how to cook things we like with these ingredients. Not only does this book show you how to save money in the kitchen, it also encourages a diet that can and will save your life. Win-Win. There are about 100 recipes in this book and the cost of things are broken down so you can really see how to eat vegan on $4 a day. Great idea, Great book. Check it out below… Buy It On Amazon. Like It On Facebook.

Read This: The China Study.

7 Jun

The China Study is an amazing study that was done several years back. It compares the diet of those living in rural China and us here in America. What the come to find out is nothing short of amazing, if you care about your heath and your families health this is simply a book you have to read. Written by Dr. T Colin Campbell, this book touches on all of the nonsense that Americans deal with on a daily basis when it comes to their health. Cancer, diabetes and obesity are all discussed in this book and the connection between diet and illness is explored through out the China Study.

With the prevalence of cancer, diabetes and obesity in our society, I think it is very important that we as a whole get more educated on our health. We must remember that these diseases were not as prevalent even just 20 years ago, that is a short time to do such mass damage. The China Study will show you, in a factual manner that yes, what you eat does matter that much. It will give you insight as to how other cultures eat and then you will see how low their cancer and obesity rates are, at that point you can’t help but to have an ‘Ah-Ha Moment’.

You can refute many things but good luck trying to disprove Science 😉 The China Study Homepage.

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