If you like watching meaningful films, but you’ve never heard of Food Matters TV, I’ve got great news for you! Food Matters TV is the Netflix of the healthy world. At www.FMTV.com you can stream hundreds of documentaries about diet, nutrition, fitness, meditation, gardening, permaculture, and more. You can even watch epic movies like ‘Powered By Green Smoothies,’ ‘Common Weeds And Wild Edibles of the World’ and ‘I Want Abs: A Documentary For Regular People Who Want To Get In Shape But Don’t Know How To Do It‘ (shameless plug).
Here’s a brief summery of how this bodacious website came to be:
After filming ‘Food Matters’ and ‘Hungry For Change,’ filmmakers James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch realized that there were other filmmakers out there who where struggling to deliver their health-conscious messages to the people that needed to hear them most. They decided to do something about it and WHAMMM! Food Matters TV was born.
Right now (August 5th – 14th) Food Matters is hosting The Total Healthy Wellness Summit online for free. The Total Healthy Wellness Summit is basically a film festival that you can virtually attend from home free of charge. Once you register with your email, you will be given daily access to new documentaries that will help you discover a whole new perspective on health, gain the confidence and clarity necessary to build the life of your dreams, and unleash more radiance and vitality.
In a nutshell, it’s free, it’s awesome, and you have nothing to lose! Click here to start getting healthier and wiser.
Over and out,
Happy springtime! As foraging season approaches, I want to offer you some important / straightforward advice that will keep you safe and happy and, at the same time, ensure that your foraging adventures are respectful to the plant life that you encounter. The following excerpt comes from my wild edibles book.
Simple Rules for Foraging
Did you know that donkeys kill more people than airplane crashes each year? On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens annually. Texting while driving killed 6,000 people in the United States alone in 2011. About 450 Americans will die this year by falling out of bed (Jenkins 2011). Life is full of risks. Harvesting wild edibles presents some inherent dangers as well. Nature is unpredictable. Wild plants do not come with nutritional labels and should be approached with a degree of caution. But foraging is no more dangerous than the million other activities you engage in daily. If you are patient, attentive to your body, willing to educate yourself properly, and able to resist the temptation to eat everything you see, I’m confident that eating wild food will impose no major risk to you. Most of you will find foraging to be extremely pleasant, fun, and healthful. In this section, I would like to discuss a few simple guidelines that should be considered prior to eating new food, whether it is wild or not. Following these rules will greatly minimize your chances of experiencing any negative reactions.
JANUARY SPECIAL: Powered By Green Smoothies Movie + Recipe eBook + Bonus Features on sale for just $5
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that 2016 brings you lots of warmth, love, happiness, and health. I’m thrilled and excited for the approaching New Year. One of my big resolutions for the coming year is to help inspire more people to take charge of their health and well being by drinking green smoothies regularly. Thus, for the month of January, I’m selling my movie Powered By Green Smoothies at a deeply discounted price ($5 for a digital download). In addition to the “smovie,” (GET IT?) each purchase comes with a bonus recipe eBook, an instructional video for how to make a delicious green drink every time, and my music video: Green Smoothie Hustla. If you dig it, tell a friend!
Visit: www.poweredbygreensmoothies.com for more information.
Through December I’m is doing a 2 for 1 deal on my wild edibles playing cards. $10 + shipping gets you a couple card decks and an eBook. Visit: http://wildediblecards.com
Last Sunday, I decided to put my “I Want Abs” training to the test by competing in my very first triathlon. A triathlon is a three-part sports discipline comprising swimming, cycling, and running. Because the three sports are contested as a continuous event without a rest, my fitness coach and I thought this would be a great way to test my overall endurance.
Since I Want Abs went live, the following three questions keep pouring into my inbox: “What’s up with the beard Sergei?” “Why are you in a Speedo?’ and “What kind of workouts can I expect to see in your movie? Here are the answers to your q’s.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! A few months back I decided to cancel my project “I Want Abs” because I didn’t think it would make its funding goal. In the months that followed I hired a camera crew, met a couple incredible personal trainers, and set out to get fit anyway.
While getting in shape I learned some very cool things. I can’t wait to share these things with you. Check out my new project page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sergeiboutenko/i-want-abs-0
Much has been written about the importance of exposing children to nature. Books such as Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv, illustrate how exposure to the outdoors is crucial for the physical, emotional, mental, and even spiritual development of children. This is not true of the internet, television, and video games. In this blog post I want to remind you about the importance of nature time and push you to spend more time outside with your children, brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends.
The plain and simple truth is that children need regular exposure to the natural world. Such exposure leads to reduced stress; increased happiness, self—worth, and motivation; and improved physical fitness, balance, coordination, and even brain development.