Minerals in Food

Are too low Minerals in Food?

Badly designed advertising for food additives, because the text has a lack of readability! When will designers ever learn? Form follows function!

Warning: Low Vitamins and Minerals in Food ⚠

While writing this I am sitting in a restaurant in front of a colorful

organic wheatgrass shot recommendation.

This inspired me to think about nutrition. I recalled, that many nutrition specialists keep telling us different versions of the same fairytale over and over again, e. g.:

“Once upon a time, food was better. Today there is low Vitamins and Minerals in Food. Nowadays fruits 🍌 🍎 🍉 and vegetables 🍅 🌽 🌶 only got less than 10% of the vitamins and minerals they contained 20 years ago. As a result, you would have to eat about 10 times more, than your parents had to eat 2 decades ago.”

This is probably also the reason why Coke bottles contained 0.2 litres when I was a child and now they come in sizes up to 1 gallon!🤪

Further, they argue: “The Minerals in Food is low due to:

  1. overpopulation
  2. industrialized production methods,
  3. exhausted soil and poisoning caused by fertilization
  4. rubbish.

I consider that the entire

Low Minerals in Food Story

is complete nonsense, because:

1st lie about Minerals in Food: Overpopulation

This world is not overpopulated, otherwise the population wouldn’t grow anymore, because everything which goes over the edge starts decimating itself. This is just a law of nature.

2nd lie about Minerals in Food: Industrial Production

Industrial production methods make fresh foods better, due to more efficient harvesting and a quicker delivery onto your table. It is even keeping it clean an cooled during transportation if required. So you receive fresher food on higher hygienically standards. I am not talking about processed foods, that is a different story.

3rd lie about Minerals in Food: Fertilizing

Nowadays the soil gets fertilized according to the needs of the plants🌱 that will get planted on it. This is like putting a child in a school that supports its talents and interests best possible. It will learn with ease, and grow faster. And it will be much better, more specialized and will be outstanding compared to what it ever could have achieved in a normal school. This is what farmers did in the past, when they were fertilizing each and every plant with the same combination out of 🐷 piss and bull shit!

4th lie about Minerals in Food: Rubbish

Are Supplements the solution for low Minerals in Food

Especially in Asia (with a few exceptions, such as Singapore and Japan) a lot of the countryside looks like a rubbish tip for polyethylene plastic bottles. This mess is due to a lack of a supply in drinking water quality, no efficient recycling system, and unfortunately – I need to say: Due to a lack of awareness! Luckily one can see that this awareness keeps increasing. But polyethylene is neutral, it doesn’t poison anything, even if you burn it, it just turns into water and carbon dioxide. Plants need both to grow! I am not saying that the plastic bottles belong there, but this kind of rubbish doesn’t harm our food in any way, even if it looks dead ugly in the botany!

By the end of the day, most of those “Minerals in Food specialists” are just selling some kind of overpriced nutrition supplements, e.g. JuicePlus, or this wheatgrass powder. Which are all processed food.

I do not believe that the quality of our food has decreased. And finally, no one can prove it, because nobody has 20-year-old apples or tomatoes available in its food storage which are still in their initial condition, to compare the difference of their vitamin and mineral content with the ones we eat nowadays. I think the opposite is true:

The food available now has never had a better quality

Plus our food has never been so cheap before as it is today. The majority of the world’s population only needs a relatively small amount of their income to buy their food. In the past, it was the main thing they were working for. Ok, in some under-developed countries this is still the case. But the fraction of the population that needs to work all day for food has never been that small in the history of mankind. That’s why my truth is:

Most people just eat the wrong processed food,

  • with too much sugar, empty carbohydrates and
  • too little water content and essential fats!

Eat the fruits and veggies instead of the fucking processed supplements

Eat them preferably raw. If you want a hot meal, so prepare it by steaming the veggies for a short time. And avoid the deep fried shit. Not due to the fat content, only due to the damage, the heat does to the fat. Because that will supply you with more than enough of natural water, fat, protein as well as vitamins and minerals.

Nutrition supplements make sense as a short-term support if you got a lack of some vitamins or minerals. Pretty common is, for example, a deficit of vitamin D in winter for people living in a place far away from the Equator, due to a lack of sunshine. In such case, additives can make a big difference to the quality of their life, mood, and energy. But you want to add them after a blood analysis from your doctor. Based on that you are just adding exactly those that are missing because

Focus is Power!

And you will realize how much energy can give to your body a little correction of supplies in the right direction. But in the long run, you want to add more of the fruits and vegetables to your diet with a higher content of the vitamins and minerals you are lacking of.

Nature always provided everything you need, and it always will.

Read some more thought about my

easy to practice Nutrition Plan.

Jenny's 30 Days Challange

Confidence – by Jenny Verano

An Inspiration for Setting Your Daily Priorities

to increase your confidence

An interview with Jenny Verano

 

Klaus: “Dear Jenny,

I did learn from you, that you found a wonderful way to increase your confidence. What are you doing to train it?”

Confidence - Jenny Verano's trainingJenny Verano: “Every day I consciously do things that give me some sort of satisfaction and can be considered as achievements, even if they are only very small. It could be doing something that I have been procrastinating but needs to be done anyway. And, of course, there are always major things to get done. It is important to do those first if possible.”

Klaus: ” Yes, most of the time we get interrupted by the urgent duties. Why do you do it in this way?”

Jenny Verano: “I believe that

progress = happiness,

so I ensure I am making progress every single day. When I make progress, I feel happy and want to set more goals to continue growing. Real goals are not about getting things but about becoming something and growing because of it. Then

growth=progress

and the cycle repeats.”

Klaus: “Which tools are you using?”

Jenny Verano: “One of the tools I can think of right now is to decide, out of everything I want to do, what are the one or two things that, if I do them, I will feel like I have had a productive day, and do them first, if possible.

Another tool is to

transform my shoulds into musts.

Building Confidence - Interview with Jenny VeranoJenny Verano: “I learn and apply the knowledge to my own life as well as in helping others to improve the quality of their existence. Today I learned about the manipulations of the ego and how it can affect my relationship with the people I love. Now that I have that awareness I can change my behavior, control my emotions and reactions, so in return I will get better responses from those around me and improve our relationship.”

Instead of saying I should workout I say: I must workout because it gives me loads of energy because

  • my day will be more pleasant, 
  • and I will be more comfortable in my skin and clothes,
  • on top of that, I inspire others around me, to be more active and healthier.

I can go on and on with reasons why I must workout until I am ready to leave the house. Funny enough I have noticed that initially, I do not need to feel motivated to do the actual workout, I just need to find the motivation to get to the gym. Once I am there, well, there is nothing else to do and there are a lot of people making it look so easy!”

Klaus: “Thank you so much for sharing this technique and your experience with us! Even if the daily successes are only small. The compounding effect will create a huge breakthrough after a time! It is said, that Einstein called compounding the 8th of the earth. I guess you are looking forward to the result and enjoy the progress along the way.

Because this builds confidence to create the life you are dreaming of.”

Marathon Training at Pantai Pererenan

Marathon Training Plan, Bali 2019

Selamat sayang, *

let’s do the Bali Marathon Training together. 😅
Would you like to join the training for the Bali Marathon 2019?

  • Run🏃 with a subsequent drop in the waves and a coconut at Echo Beach
  • shower 🚿
  • Massage 😍
  • repeat 🔂

Participation of the Bali Marathon Training it free of charge

Just turn up, well hydrated and in good mood. To stay tuned message me on WA +491741828845 a short message with your name and that you are interested in the Marathon training.

Marathon Training at Pantai Pererenan

Meetingpoint: 7:30 at Gajah Mina, Pantai Pererenan

We meet every 3rd day at 7:30 a.m.

Meetingpoint is Pererenan Beach at the Gajah Mina statue. With the exceptions:

  • the mountain training sessions are in Tabanan
  • the 30 km run starts already at 6 a.m.
  • no training after the 30 km run for a longer relaxation phase

Bali Marathon Training plan for a 4h target time:

July 24, 7:30 a.m.: Pantai Pererenan, 8 km, 1h, slow beach run, shoes are optional, they will get wet

July 27, 7:30 a.m.: Pantai Pererenan, 40 min interval training, street run

July 30, 7:30 a.m.: Jl. Pahlawan, Kabupaten Tabanan, 10 km, 1,5h, mountain run
Please note: It is almost 1 h ride to get there from Pererenan!

August 2, 7:30 a.m.: Pantai Pererenan, 10 km, 1h, beach run

August 5, 7:30 a.m.: Pantai Pererenan, 50 min interval training, street run

August 8, 6:00 a.m.Pantai Pererenan, 30 km, 4h slow beach run to the airport and back, including a watering stop at Kuta beach

On August 11 is no training. Just relax from the 30 km run.

August 14, 7:30 a.m.: Pantai Pererenan, 9 km, 1h, slow beach run

August 17, 7:30 a.m.: Pantai Pererenan, 1h interval training, street run

August 20, 7:30 a.m.: Jl. Pahlawan, Kabupaten Tabanan, 12 km, 1,5h, mountain run
Please note: It is almost 1 h ride to get there from Pererenan!

August 23, 7:30 a.m.: Pantai Pererenan, 12 km, 1h, beach run

August 26, 7:30 a.m.: Pantai Pererenan, 1h interval training, street run

August 29 7:30 a.m.: Jl. Pahlawan, Kabupaten Tabanan, 14 km, 1,5h, mountain run
Please note: It is almost 1 h ride to get there from Pererenan!

September 1, 7:30 a.m.: Pantai Pererenan, 6 km, 1h, slow beach run

There is no training scheduled during the last week before the marathon. Just relax!

The Bali Marathon 2019 takes place on September 8. Start and Finish of the Bali Marathon are at the safari and marine park. Enjoy the race!

Bali Marathon Training

 

* Salamag Sayang: I know this is no correct bahasa but I experienced that it makes all the girls smile.

Safety Third

Safety Third

Training Your Risk Tolerance

Other than advertisers tell us: you can’t buy security!

Two of the basic needs God gave us are security (certainty = safety first) and adventure (uncertainty = safety third). She must have a strange kind of humor 🙂 because they are driving us in two opposite directions along the same track!

Safety third: Volcano Yasur 🌋 on Tanna island, Vanuatu

The fallacy of “safety first” thinking 🤔

Safety first is a good concept for civil aviation, because there is no option to stop along the way on the sidewalk, what you would probably do if your car makes some funny noise, and have a look at, what is wrong with your vehicle.

Safety 3dr: Before Skydive

But if we constantly want to improve our security, by closing insurance contracts for everything that could go wrong, putting pillows everywhere around ourselves, avoiding anything that might be risky, we might expect a pretty calm life. But we start dying inside, due to the boredom that takes over in our life. Most people live like that, and they get really unhappy. Even though their life is so protected, and they don’t even know why they are unsatisfied. Always being concerned about security, makes even stronger your fear of the danger that is awaiting you behind every corner. Plus it limits your growth!

 

Safety third: Skydiving from 4,000 m with 1 minute of free fall

Those who go the other way, who are willing to take (calculate-able) risks, keep training their mind to handle risks and fear better. Their self-confidence grows, so they believe that they are able to solve any problem that might appear.

Safety 3rd: Between tandem jumps

And by the end of the day, those people get to experience more security in their life. Living with a mindset like that, they fulfill both of their basic needs: uncertainty and certainty. But always remember: Uncertainty comes first!

Safety third: after the second tandem jump

This brings me to the bottom line:

The bigger your risk tolerance is,
the more certainty you will experience in your life!

Safety third: pole jump

And once again, there is no ultimate stage, in which you will experience the ultimate feeling of absolute certainty. But you are able to have a lot of pleasure along the way, like those runners still having about 35 km ahead of them until the finish line 🏁

Enjoy your journey of never lasting growth and have a lot of fun along the way!

What is the next challenge you are going for, to increase the size of your comfort zone?

Or would you rather go for a smaller version?

Safety Third

Thank you

Couch Surfing Experiences

Ramadan at the Ramada

Couchsurfing Experiences in Malaysia, source Mr. Drone

I made new couch surfing experiences in Malaysia at the Ramada Hotel. With an amazing view over the skyline of Kuala Lumpur.

Couch Surfing Experiences during Ramadan at Ramada

That’s funny because it’s Ramadan. The apartment I booked through Airbnb and the whole apartment did not even cost 27 €! Couch surfing can give experience to individuals about the way of living with local people.

Couch Surfing Experiences - Rooftop Pool of an Apartment Booked on AirBnB

And to live with locals makes a big difference. You get much more of their way of life. And you get tips that are not in any travel guide. I have already made very good couch surfing experiences. Like changing my itinerary in Singapore in February to fly to Phuket together with my host and her girlfriends. Booked in the evening, flying together the next morning to Thailand. Therefore, today I would like to recommend AirBnB.

If you do not have AirBnB account yet, you can get access using the following link: www.airbnb.com

Plus you will receive a 25 € credit for your first booking! But there is a lot more interesting stuff here:

What can you learn from your couch surfing experience?

How to connect only through one middleman between the guest and the landlord. This is awesome and is similarly done at Uber, Go-Jek, and Greb. The value chain is short and without high costs or commission. The most amazing thing about it is: The frontend of the AirBnB-webpage looks like it is programmed with love 🙂 Look at booking.com and you see a webpage that is programmed with greed 🙁

Expensive couch surfing experience in classic sales channels

This is very different from the traditional distribution networks. The manufacturers sell their products to the export enterprise, they resell it to the shipowners. They sell it to the importing enterprise, who then delivers the goods to the wholesaler, he distributes it to the shops of the retailers. And finally, the consumer buys or orders his product there. How many middlemen? Too many!

Couchsurfing experiences at the fuel station

You do not want to know how many times the petrol has changed hands until it ends up in your tank! As of today, one barrel of crude oil costs 64 €, that is 159 liters per barrel or equals to 0.40 Euros per liter. At the petrol station, you pay over 1.40 € which is a surcharge of 250%! There are of course transport and processing costs, but most of it goes for the profit margins of middlemen. And have you ever been curious about the fact, why the fuel did cost about 1.20 € even in times when the barrel was traded for only US$ 30? Back then the surcharge was over 400%!

MLM Couchsurfing experiences

That’s almost the same with multi-level marketing (MLM) systems. Even if the producer delivers the pills directly to the end-customer, there is a long sales channel of the MLM freelancers. All of them get a commission out of the turnover. That’s why selling in an MLM system is only possible for products with an incredible sale margin, such as nutrition supplements. They are getting sold with arguments like: “Your health should have a higher value than 2 € per day to you.” The manufacturing costs of the pills are in the mEuro range (1/1000th of a Euro). But I have already written about the Minerals in Food.

The business model for good couch surfing experiences

With your business idea, you want to think about this question: How can I remove all of the middlemen? Uber, AirBnB, Greb, and Go-Jek have one thing in common:

They do not own the infrastructure to produce or deliver their products.

  • Uber doesn’t own any cars that drive as taxis.
  • AirBnB does not have buildings, which is used as a hotel.
  • Greb does not own scooters that are used for public transportation,
  • and Go-Jek does not even have pizza ovens, but most likely the deliver the most pizzas in the world!

How can YOU become the AirBnB in your business field?