I feel as though I should take a moment and explain myself and why I’m so passionate about abstaining from drugs. People tent to freak out when I talk to them about the album of music I’ve been working (an on going work for the passed 3 years).
This “world of drugs” has personally effected me in many ways. And since the birth of this topic, it continued to do so. Pills consumed and stole my cousin’s life, the demon of dope has all but destroyed a lost friend’s life forever, and many other drugs plague people I hold very dear. And the worst part is when I look around, it’s very excepted and treated as a mandatory means of self recreation.
This life style destroys families, jobs, friendships, relationships and the abuser’s own body. I, in some fashion or another, have personally seen all these at some point. The movie “Requiem of a Dream” is a great film and demonstrates all these bombs exploding.
I have never seen the appeal of this kind of living. Though my love for electronic music and clubs have left people assuming I was in denial of a secret drug use in my life. And that’s not the case.
“The World Is Drugged” talks on all these topics. The one track that emotionally effects me each time I listen or play it is “A Drugged Grave”. And it means so much when a buddy helps me play it live [Mitchell Hyder] or sings gang vocals [Brad Conley]. Thank you all and watch out. Because they are literally everywhere. Everywhere. The whole world is drugged.
Much love and respect,
“Let food be thy medicine.” -Confucius
Looking back 7 years ago, I was a sophomore in high school and always sick. Since I was real young I was sickness prone. Few times a year, since I could remember, I had some sort of infection. And my mom’s explanation was “there must be something you’re missing from your diet”. And she was on the right track. I was simply missing more of what I was already eating. Plants.
When I began taking martial arts classes at the age of 13, I quickly realized that my body is important to take care of. And to hope to continue to do what it was I fell in love with for a long time. It helped when my mom, uncle and aunt began their voyage on a natural living path. After a few years of cutting back on junk foods and upping vitamin substituting pills, I made my jump to pesco-tarian. A vegetarian who eats fish. And that’s when I began to see a difference. I noticed my body wasn’t so weighted down. Even at the age of 16. Meals weren’t so heavy on my stomach.
Then coming more in touch with myself, I finally realized that the love and respect I had for animals that kept me from hunting, was the same love and respect that made me take a jump to vegetarianism. This wasn’t too different from the way I was eating before. But now I needed new ways to get protein and iron. At this time i was a junior in high school and i noticed myself not getting sick as often as i was before.
The following year a friend of mine made the jump to veganism. This was what i always aspired to do but it wasnt until my buddy started eating that way that i realized it wasnt as hard as what i thought. Then i soon made the jump myself.
As i began my walk on the vegan road, I noticed that I didn’t necessarily lose “body weight” as much as that I got a little slimmer. I didn’t need to worry about the iron since now I didn’t consume dairy products (which restricts your body from absorbing iron). With a full plant based diet, its fairly easy to let my food be medicine. If I feel a cold coming on, I try to eat only raw veggies and some fruits. Aided with lots of water and camucamu powder. Now as a vegan I only get down and sick only probably once a year if I stay on top of how my body is feeling every day. Also i seem to recover physically allot faster and i rarely feel gross after eating and its difficult for me to “over eat”. Especially for how active I am.