About me ………….. (a.k.a., “Soul to Soul”)

 

"I don't get my kicks on being right, I get my kicks on finding truth"
–me (Doug Wallace)

From a Reader named April: "just wanted to let you know, 10 months ago i started down the road to a complete change in health, diet, and lifestyle… your blog was one of the first ones i came across that i found real information regarding superfoods and great health habits and i'm so thankful for it! goji, himalayan salt, maca, raw honey, cacao, coconut oil… these are just a few of the things we've incorporated into our diets that were inspired by your blog, along with alternative sweeteners of course!" –april (a blog reader)

To April: Thanks April, I don't blog for money, comments such as yours are my payment (and inspiration)!!!!   🙂

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The Gaia Theory postulates that all organisms and their surroundings on earth are closely related to form a self-regulating system. That system is called, Planet Earth.

The human body is also a Gaia system in that it, like planet earth, is also self regulating. Given the right conditions and the proper care, the body is totally capable of healing itself, sustaining itself, and performing all the tasks within itself that are necessary to keep it vibrant, alive, and healthy.

We must only make the decision to take control of our health through food and other relevant lifestyle choices.

I have been fortunate to enjoy perfect health all my life, having sustained nothing more than a decent number of bad colds.

Of course, this thing pertaining to health is not all about food. We must develop our mind, our spirits, and our instincts for optimal wellness.

If I can just say one heartfelt and passionate sentence, I just hate to see and hear about people suffering and/or dying from diseases that I truly feel deep down can be easily avoided with a little extra knowledge.

Whether I should be telling this story or not, my mother and all 7 of her sisters died of cancer. I remember at age 14, watching the preacher put his hands on her with some "ritual" of praying and healing, it looked real phony to me.

I remember saying half cynical and half passionately…. "If I ever get old enough to figure out about disease and do something about it, then I'm gonna do it". Well, I guess this is what I am doing.

I freely admit that I always wanted a part of my blog to be "fun and sexy". I think I can present a good balance between "fun and sexy" and "egghead health science", as long as everything I present is true to my mind's eye.

Everything here may not be for everybody, but I'm sure I have something for everybody.

Nonetheless, The great martial artist and philosopher Bruce Lee once said to a student  that "I can only help you explore yourself". I hope that the Gaia Health Blog can accomplish the same thing.

Also, the famous poet Walt Whitman has a line in a poem in reference to the meaning of our purpose in this life: "That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.”  The Gaia Health Blog is "My Verse".

 

Best of health, happiness, and abundant life,

Doug Wallace

contact me at   dxwallace AT gmail DOT com

 

Me: On Top of the World, a.k.a., Learning to Fly!! Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, 2011

Below: "Top of the World" by the band "Brass Construction", 1977
(the first song from the first album I ever bought, everyone hated it, but it's still my theme song)

“Body”, (Part 46)
a.k.a. “Little Red Corvette”
(…The “Fit in Red” Slideshow)

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Pinterest shuts down my Pinterest Page because of my Kolin Kaepernick article

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Grapefruit, Fennel, and Avocado Salad

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Michael B. Jordan Reveals his Body Transformation Secrets for “Creed” and “Black Panther”

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Moroccan Grilled Chicken Skewers

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“Music is the Best Medicine”
“Mr. Magic”
– Grover Washington Jr.
(….my Cover Version)

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Healthy Herb Fries

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Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa
(Part 3)

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Orange and Avocado Salad

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Cool Fitness Gear!!!
(Part 4)

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Fifteen Creative Five Ingredient Smoothies

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Fifty+, Fit and Fabulous!!!
Angelique Miles, Age 53 !!!
Wellness “Influencer”

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Pan Fried Cod in a Citrus Basil Butter Sauce

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African American Men are at High Risk of ‘False Positives’ in Prostate Cancer Screening

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Coconut Cake
(…and healthy baking tips)

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Planning the Perfect “Picnic Date” at an Esparanza Spalding Concert

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Chocolate Espresso Waffles

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“Sustainable Lenny” !!!
(…a sneak peek inside Lenny Kravitz’s Farm and Ranch)

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Salmon with Orange and Thyme

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Beauty products marketed to Black Women more likely to contain toxic chemicals (…says a recent study)

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Hawaiian Chicken Burgers

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One Woman’s Journey into Fighting Acne With Essential Oils

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Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers

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Ballerina Misty Copeland’s
Five Ways She Eats, Trains and Lives Healthy

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Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Lemon Garlic Shrimp

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Men’s Natural Body Care
(…becoming an all-natural, GQ “Smooth Operator”)

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Farmer’s Market Salad

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Girl Talk: Natural Contraceptive Methods

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My Top 30 Superfood
“Power Rankings”
(….numbers 1 thru 10)

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“Loves Times Love”
(..a Bright Brooklyn Wedding Affair)

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Turmeric Fruit Salad

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Putting Monsanto in Your Vagina?
…Many Tampons Contaminated with Toxic Glyphosate Herbicide

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“Dutch Baby” Pancake Skillet w/Fried Egg and Salmon

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The Prostate Cancer Fighting “Fantastic Four” : Broccoli, Turmeric, Green Tea, Pomegranate

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Potato and Egg Bake w/Rosemary

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Toxin Levels in women drop sharply  just 3 days after switching to natural makeup  (…a recent study says)

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Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs Skillet

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The “Gangster Gardener”
He plants food gardens on vacant lots all over South Central L.A.

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The “Green Goddess” Sandwich

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Men’s Health: Nutrients for Male Vitality and Well Being (Part 7)

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Portuguese Style Chicken Skewers

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“The Wanderlust Food Diaries”
“Grab Your Hat, Here We Go”
…to Bajacu Villa, Turks and Caicos
Menu: another Tropical Lunch

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“Hanging” With India Arie
…On St. Lucia Island, Caribbean
Menu: Vegetarian Kabobs

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Potato, Pepper, and Egg Skillet

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New Study Reveals Importance of Zinc in Prostate Health

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Summer Glow
“Buddha Bowl”

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Dinner and a Movie:
“Creed”
On the Menu: Healthy Philly Cheesesteak

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Buckwheat Pancakes

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Health and Safety Tips When Getting a Tattoo

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Healthy Oat Banana Waffles

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“Short Story Long”
(….The Travel Adventures of Lee Litumbe)

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See all articles in “The Healthy Chef’s Cookbook”
(The Art of Food)

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See all articles in “Eat Smart”
(The Science of Food)

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The GAIA Health Blog
Ranked in Top 100 Health Blogs!!!

…and top 100 Natural Food Blogs for 2018

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(BELOW) Links to my favorite sites who are ”Raging Against the Machine”
(and also some fun cooking blogs)

One Bold Soul: Artist and Writer

(…”Healthy but Smart” is one of the best websites I’ve found, if you want to find unbiased, informative, and understandable research and info on superfoods and so forth, to aid in taking your health back!!)

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(same name, different blog, no need to fight about it)

Real Food Freaks

Kim’s “Nutritionally Well”

THE PAST ON A PLATE
Special ‘shout out’ to this food blogger. Totally different style than me, but my favorite food blog in creativity. She inspired me to start my ‘Dinner and a Movie’ and “Wanderlust Food Diaries’ articles.

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