Monday, September 29, 2014

The Stupidity of the Anti-Vaccine Movement and Why I believe the Importance of Vaccination

Symptoms of Yellow Fever of Colombian Ministry of Health
I am not a doctor or a register nurse, I am a marketer and a communicator, and nothing else. I was born in Colombia and I was born within a family of physicians, I always grew up with the importance of vaccination and also I studied and executed journalism.

I don't believe in the random bullshit you can find in the Internet such as the Food Babe, Vandana Shiva, Natural News (I am not linking them here, as I do not intend giving them hits of any kind) or the Food Hunk, just to name a few morons.

I believe in facts, I don't believe in the conspiracy theorist that say that U.S. government invented diseases such as AIDS as well their cures; that is to take sides on the people who spread the ignorance; show me that the U.S.A. government invented all these shits with official papers, and I will believe it, show me through a peer review that vaccines are evil and the so called terminology of these idiots that the "Big Pharma" are just hiding what they have.

Of course, there are some profits as any other business, but also playing with the ignorance of people is equally as wrong of the theories they are perpetuating. I always as many other people will believe in the importance of vaccination because I believe in survival, also I believe that eradication of diseases is possible. I think and firmly believe that parents who do these kind of gatherings with sick children because they think their children will develop immunity are just quite reckless into exposing their children to diseases that can be treated, and their parental rights should be revoked.

I am tired of listening to these miracle cures of homeopathy, while it has created a monopoly by placing the idea, that their so called "vitamins" are healthier than medication; it's sickening to listening and reading people that they got cure of a genetic condition just by switching their diet into some kind of hippie new age eating habits.

I never heard before about the anti-vaccination movement until I moved into the United States, it baffles me, because in underdeveloped countries where diseases as Malaria that puts 3.2 billion people according to the World Health Organization are at risk, would be grateful to receive the vaccines and treatment to hold a pandemic,

Even in my birth country with the Yellow Fever and Polio, people who are in the marginal sections are just grateful that there is a solution for their health issues; but only in America and Europe would be people idiotic enough to speak shit about vaccines, and how they are linked to autism. If some who is an anti-vax read this, can you explain to me how a neurogenetic condition as autism is linked to the vaccine of the flu or any other.?

Your reasoning is almost a priori, much as if you all were a bunch of three year old kids who are trying to understand the meteorological patterns of the rain but the only thing you can associate is that every time it rains is because your mother placed a hat on her head.

It's almost as all the antivaxers can't associate other realities from their own, because they had never seen them, and they believe all of the world should think as them.

Of course there is always a side of every corner, but the proof that vaccines had helped humanity is undeniable but then facing the side of the so called troll conspirators show how stupid some people can be.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A Simple Organic Idea for Breakfast: Fusion of Gluten Free Arepa and Non GMO Tofu Spinach Sausage

Namaste my dear friends and readers, I hope you all had a fantastic week. It's been a while since I blogged because some time constraints, but all of that has been solved.

As I mentioned in several post before, I been back at college; continuing my education on Marketing and Finance, and it has been a truly blessing to keep on the path to improve myself and achieve my dreams.

Friends and readers, never give up on your dreams other wise the road will be closed and if you feel your chakras are not aligned, take a minute or to engage into meditation in order to put your mind clear of negative energies.

Today we are going to enjoy a simple breakfast idea, accompanied with a Suja Juice which is really ruci, as well an amazing Colombian arepa which is gluten free, and last but not least two meat free, Non GMO Artisan Tofurky sausages.

Arepas are a wonderful treat from Latin America, essentially they are made of corn and they are delightful to eat at any moments of the day.

I did my research, and they do not contain any transfat or monounsaturated fats, which it's truly amazing albeit there are 80 calories per piece.

You can find the arepas on almost every Latin supermarket and they are usually really cheap to buy.

Cooking the breakfast:

Step One: The first step we are going to do is to preheat a skillet until is really hot; remember to use our organic olive oil as is really important to keep it pure as possible. The olive oil I use is Pompeian, which is the one my abuela used, and I use up to this day.

When the olive oil is hot enough, put carefully inside the arepa; as we are going to use the oil for cooking the sausages also, we are going to pre-heat in a separate saucepan the oil for the sausages.

It's such a beautiful morning here, is fresh and I hear the birds chirping. It will take about 15 minutes per side to make the arepa crisp on each side, because that's the best way to eat one delicious arepa.

This is how you see that the arepa is done; is crispy, is crunchy, like a perfect organic granola. You can smell the flavors of the corn, it will bring you memories of those home cook meals back in your parents house.

You can melt organic, non gmo, vegan cheese over the arepa as it will make a perfect addition. It's just lovely to add such a perfect balance of flavors.

What a perfect side for our arepa and our healthy sausages who are also non-gmo and also made from Tofurky, they are composed of spinach and pesto, and the best part is meat free. I never liked meat, and this amazing NON GMO tofu sausages are amazing and they cook really well and really fast.

As we said previously, cooking this sausages is exactly as the arepas, cook them with hot organic oil. You can find these sausages on the frozen organic section of your supermarket, or in the natural section of the produce area.

Remember to cook the sausages evenly; it will take about 15 minutes per side to make them even, and one thing you need to know, they are amazing on the grill.

It feels the house with joy and delightful scents of the spinach and pesto, so delicious and wonderful to wake up with such an amazing set of flavors from different styles of cuisines, into your own home. Truly a blessing to eat such an amazing breakfast.

 And to compliment a wonderful, delightful Soja juice, today the flavor we are chosing is Berry Na Na; did you know Na Na in Japanese is the number seven, so maybe there is an allusion to the number seven or the songs of the Beatles to keep the groovy flavor.

It's so delicious and simple flavor, but it has a lot of sugar for something so tiny and pricey; but still, is quite healthy and cheap compared to some of the competitor brands, but you can't put a price something as good as it's with organics and non-gmo and that is cold pressed.

And here we go; a simple yet marvelous breakfast and really easy and quick to make, with organic, Non GMO and Gluten-Free components.

Enjoy and Namaste.!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

An Open Letter to Vani Hari; You Appeared in an Yellow Newspaper in Colombia, You Stupid Philosophy is Not Compatible

Shills to the left, Shills to the right
Dear Vani, I refuse to call you by your moniker; if someone from your so called army read this I hope that person will repost this to you. My name is Gustavo Calvo, I rather not to use a moniker, albeit many people call me Gus, I am Colombian, by birth and raised there.

As many people from my country, I took the decision to move to the United States because of the lack of opportunities there. I want to tell you, don't be fooled or overglorify the entry/ note in the newspaper El Tiempo, is a third rate newspaper that anyone with someone can be a space and is not a big secret.

The way they describe you as a threat that placed the food industry in jeopardy, is just a big fallacy much as your demagogy. Vani, do you have an idea how terrible it is to live without food,? and mostly with your speech, that is advocating for a marketing trend, to make people to throw away their food while people in my birth country are starving.

You have no idea how terrible is to see someone begging for food, and then to see your cult followers burning perfectly boxes of Mac N Cheese because you said they have "evil GMO's". Is a crime what you are promoting and now because of your cult of personality, and because some sleazy newspaper copy and pasted an old entry from who knows where and poorly translated into Spanish, you think you are becoming famous.? Wrong.

Colombia is such a beautiful country, but advocating for your philosophy is incompatible, people over there have a median per month of US$150, and a mere "organic" food cost around US$3.00 minimum and I am talking a small tea or your dear Suja juices (which by the way, they contain more sugar per volume, than any other drink in the so called naturist section.) Taking out the costs of schooling, transportation, and rent, people make miracles there to survive per day.

As I grew up in Cartagena; I had privileges, but my maternal grandfather who had humble beginnings always while he was alive showed me the importance of having a good meal; but, I didn't understood his words until I reached my 26th birthday and I was forced to leave my parents house after coming out as bisexual; then I understood the importance of my grandfather words "be grateful of every meal you have because not many people are fortunate to have one."

Back in Colombia; I always I traveled many different towns around the coast; over there townships are not as here in the States, they are essentially fishermen village who live in poverty, and much of the time without the help of the government as much of the people here in North America.

I never forget a small town called Pontezuela; on 2005, two and half years before I moved to the States I went there for a school project. It shocked me because I realized some people have nothing, and are happy to share the little they have and yet they never wasted anything. Your so called "self-help philosophy" that is ridden with demagogy contradicts the social problematic that is in a panorama that you don't understand; because this world is not a "big pharma" chemikills conspiracy theory.

This world could be better if we all make a difference, but yet people are quite idiotic and believe the half truths they can't comprehend as a whole. It can be an amazing world if we all make the difference.

Of course there are some foods that aren't exactly healthy, take a look on the Suja is not different from the Hamburger Helpers or the nasty Hawaiian Punch; but they can help people to survive; there are not "big pharma" there are monopolies, which is a negative of the market economy; there are not chemikills or any other thing you promote; but yet, because you are quite photogenic, people firmly believe you.

You recently said that you won't vaccinate yourself and that you rather create an immunity by being exposed to the virus. Are you stupid.? I say yes;  I am not a physician, I am former journalist whose trying to gain a second field of expertise in marketing; and you are not a nutritionist and least an advocate. Do you know how many people die not from Ebola, but from yellow fever.? Do your research, do you know many people can't tolerate a retrovirus in their system because they can get ill.? Again do your research, but let me tell you, my husband is one of them, and I constantly fear for him that he is going to die because some unvaccinated moron believed your diatribe or the antivaxers.

You are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem that America and some people around the world believe; GMO's aren't evil, you are. You are probably wondering, as well if any buffoon of your pseudo army reads this, that I am maybe a hypocrite because of my domain; but so do you, but I am not promoting anything, I am doing this for fun to enjoy the marketing trend of the so called "organic meals", and one last note, check that most of the organic meals are actually filled with the "shit" you are fighting against, and their expiration dates last longer than regular food; oh.! and think something, almost everything in a supermarket is a GMO otherwise you won't be able to get your bananas here in the United States in the middle of December.