Lotus Salad

Lotus Salad with banana

The Lotus Salad is the salad of abundance. It is made with at least twenty fresh organic ingredients including sweet juicy seasonal fruits and aromatic culinary medicinal herbs like basil and thyme.

Every Lotus Salad is prepared with love, and is truly unique.



We Are All Pink Inside

All humans are esentially similar. We have a common design, and are subject to the laws of physics. We all have te same nine core needs. We are all made of wiggly pink tubes.

Celebrating our differences is great. But focusing too much on our apparent differences is futile.


Sushi végétalien est de loin le sushi le plus sexy. Vider la mer de poissons est décidément peu sexy et cela arrive en 2048 selon une équipe internationale d’écologistes et d’économistes si les humains continuent de consommer des animaux. Devenez végan aujourd’hui et aidez-nous à arrêter l’apocalypse maritime (et terrestre) maintenant.

Comme vous pouvez le voir, Sushi végétalien est sensuel et sexy. Il a toutes les couleurs, textures, formes et goûts de vos rouleaux de sushi préférés, mais c’est beaucoup mieux, car il est totalement sans cruauté.

Les sushis végétaliens crus sont l’option la plus saine, en mettant l’accent sur les fruits frais comme l’avocat. Pour faire des rouleaux de sushi végétaliens crus, utilisez du chou-fleur râpé au lieu du riz. Le chou-fleur violet présenté ici est une variété biologique originaire de l’Ontario, au Canada.

Pour préparer vos propres sushis végétaliens à la maison, vous aurez besoin de quelques feuilles d’algue nori et de riz japonais ou panaméen.

Vous aurez également besoin de trois fruits ou légumes de votre choix, des graines de sésame noir, du vinaigre de riz et de la sauce soja. Le gingembre et le wasabi sont d’excellentes garnitures, mais assurez-vous de préparer les vôtres au lieu d’acheter du wasabi transformé contenant des sous-produits animaux.

Les rouleaux de sushi végétaliens sont tranchés en sept à dix morceaux égaux et présentés avec une variété de sauces et de garnitures, y compris la sauce soja, la sauce mangue douce, la sauce crémeuse, le gingembre finement tranché et la pâte de wasabi épicée.

The Nine Human Needs

Vida Lotus 9 part system for wellness summary“Vida Lotus” or the Lotus Lifestyle, is a simple, powerful and flexible nine-part system for achieving wellness of the body, mind and soul.

To easily recall the nine parts of this system, you can imagine an 8-petal lotus flower with love at the center.

Here are the nine elements of Vida Lotus:

To Love is the central point of Vida Lotus.

To Love is the very essence of your being, and the reason for all creation. Love is your core, and fear is the opposite of love. So definitely don’t be afraid to love. Love yourself. Love others. Love the universe itself. Love love. You can even love fear. Whatever you do, don’t fear love. I suggest you try your best to love all people, even those that would harm you. That doesn’t mean you have to like them or their actions. “To love” in essence, means to wish wellness for the other, and a willingness to help them achieve it. When our “enemies” heal, we all win.

The eight petals of Vida Lotus:

1. Be Wiggly. You were wiggly even before you were born. As wiggliness dwindles, so does wellness. So do whatever you can to reclaim your wiggliness… Sing! Dance! Practice moving like the wind and like water. Your body and mind are one, so moving your body unlocks your mind. The best exercises encourage fluid motions throughout your entire body, such as yoga, martial arts and swimming. In short, choose the exercises that help you get and stay wiggly.

2. Breathe deeply and slowly. Aim to spend as much time as possible in areas of clean air. Ideally, you will be far removed from contaminating factories. If you cannot live in the clean countryside at this moment, then maybe install good air filters in your home and office. Clean fresh air is the number one nutrient, and it is essential to wellness. Now breathe that clean air deeply and slowly.

3. Take in the sun! Practice sungazing at sunrise or sunset. And get those gentle sun rays on your skin too, for at least 15 minutes each day, but avoid the strongest mid-day rays that are more likely to burn you.

Michael Ducharme bathing in a waterfall in Panama4. Bathe in clean water! Chlorine and other toxins found in city water supplies can be absorbed through the skin. Do not drink or bathe in low quality, contaminated or “dead” water. A Japanese scientist proved that water loses much of its life-giving properties when it becomes stagnant. Ideally, you would drink and bathe in living water directly from a crisp mountain spring. But if you can’t then do the next best thing by installing an excellent filter, rather than relying on bottled water, which is often as contaminated as tap water, and sometimes even worse due to plastic materials leaching into the water from the bottle, messing up the body’s natural hormonal balance.

5. Eat a plant-based diet: Alkalize your body with raw organic herbs, spices, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. The “Raw Vegan” diet is the optimal choice. But as a minimum step, every human must at least be vegan.

Two women in a sauna6. Detoxify: Even if you eat correctly by avoiding GMO’s, pesticides, and the antibiotics and hormones in animal products, some toxins are sure to sneak their way into your body… so it’s wise to keep a rough count of how many toxins are coming in on a daily basis compared to how many are going out. Your body will eliminate some of these toxins naturally, but the rest will require a specific effort to get rid of. Otherwise, they will accumulate in your tissues and eventually cause disease. Fortunately there are many ways to detoxify, and some are downright pleasurable, like a relaxing massage or laying in a sauna.

7. Meditate or pray: Open your mind and your heart to the divine truth that penetrates you and the entire universe. The more profoundly you observe everything, the more your consciousness can evolve, and this will lead you to be healthier and happier. Meditation means deep observation. We need to go deeper than the five notorious senses that can trap us in the physical realm and prevent us from understanding our spiritual mission. In the same way, true prayer is not about making a list of demands to the almighty, but rather, it’s about listening deeply, and responding with your actions.

8. Dream: Focus more on the quality of your sleep rather than the quantity. And pay attention to your dreams, since this one aspect of sleep is by far the most overlooked and it can bring benefits beyond your belief. It can give you the perspective that is hard to get when the five notorious senses are awake. When you do awaken from your dream, make a note of anything that you remember, then get to work on achieving your mission. Live your dream!

Note that this system is simple and flexible. I did not list a thousand rules because each person only has these nine needs. But each person is free to define their own desires, and these are limitless. So go ahead and add as many other elements to your life as you wish. But make sure that each of the nine basic human needs are satisfied before chasing after those material desires.

In summary, Vida Lotus is the lifestyle system that creates wellness by satisfying the nine human needs: to love, to be wiggly, to breathe clean air, to take in the sun, to hydrate with living water, to eat fruit, to detoxify, to dream and to meditate. This concept is summarized in the following image, which you are welcome to download onto your computer or portable device.


Hommage au Clitoris

Célébrons le clitoris

Aujourd’hui est le point culminant de la Semaine internationale de sensibilisation au clitoris. Et pour célébrer, j’ai érigé un monument en admiration à l’organe responsable des orgasmes de la moitié  du monde. Ou bien 100% si vous considérez que les organes sexuels féminins et masculins sont une seule et même chose jusqu’à deux semaines après la conception. Beaucoup sont surpris d’apprendre les nombreuses similitudes entre le pénis et le clitoris. (more…)

The Importance of One Percent

Never underestimate the value of one percent. One percent may sound negligible, but it isn’t. On a genetic level, we humans are only about one percent different from chimpanzees.

If you were 99% happy, and just 1% sad, would you be satisfied with this result? If you were 99% well, and just 1% ill, would this be acceptable? Suppose a person were 99% sane and just 1% insane, would this be a safe ratio? I suggest the answer to all three of these questions is no.

One percent of your life is about fifteen minutes each day.

Fifteen minutes of daily sadness, illness or insanity is far too much to be considered satisfactory, acceptable and safe.

Fifteen minutes of sadness every day can lead to a person commiting suicide. One percent illness could be a daily migraine that lasts 15 minutes. Just imagine the damage that a person could do if he were insane for fifteen minutes every day. I once made this comment to my father, a criminal defence lawyer, to give him a new perspective on his clients that commit heinous acts. It is easy to look at them as horrible people. But no one is horrible all the time. Good people behave badly when they are sad, ill or insane, and even one percent can have devastating consequences. “The next time you defend someone accused of murder”, I said, “remember that she or he probably had good intentions 99% of the time… if that were to change for just 15 minutes, that would be enough time to carry out the murder”. My dad’s response: “Heck, it only takes one second to pull a trigger. Fifteen minutes is enough time to get rid of the body.” Yikes!

So please never again look at 1% as a negligible difference. We must strive for 100% happiness, wellness and sanity. That is not to say that a perfect human being exists. Nor does it mean that we should judge ourselves or others for falling short of perfection. The idea is to keep working on yourself to minimize any sadness or illness that you might otherwise ignore or accept as part of life.

It is within your power to search for, find and eliminate your one percent that blocks peace and causes suffering. It costs nothing, so anyone can do it.

But almost nobody does, because it requires correct attitude and actions in every aspect of life, not just in the parts where you are already doing well.

Start by reviewing the nine human needs. Review them daily. Until you optimize all nine of your basic needs, it won’t do much good to persue other wants and desires. Make small changes every day.

The Real Benefit of Diet vs. Drugs, according to Dr. Michael Greger

Beirut Panama Tabouleh Fatoush and Hummus

A properly-designed vegan/plant-based diet is 20 times more effective at preventing and even reversing chronic disease. As many as 99.4% of heart attacks can be avoided if the patients were to follow a balanced vegan diet.

In this eye-opening video, Dr. Greger shows how most prescription drugs only provide a 3% chance of curing a long-term disease. He suggests that many patients would opt not to take such medications if they were properly informed about the prescription drug’s real effectiveness. Some doctors choose not to inform their patients about the ineffectiveness of drugs precisely to avoid having the patient refuse the treatment.

Dr. Greger goes as far as to say that to practice non-lifestyle medicine is to practice deceptive medicine.

Watch this brilliant video here:

Source: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-actual-benefit-of-diet-vs-drugs/