Eat Green in Yoga Journal
Desiree Rumbaugh and I are psyched to be in the March 2013 edition of Yoga Journal for our Eat Green Challenge. Check out p. 37-44 – the article by Lavinia Spalding called Crunch Time: Revitalize yourself with a plant-based eating plan that celebrates fruits and veggies. Also, Des and I want to get a shout out to our dear old friend and colleague, Stacey Rosenberg, who is the “student” of Eat Green in the article.
Eat Green goes Mainstream
Perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself, but we’ve all seen signs that the mainstream getting hip to the idea that most of what needs to be on the plate and go into the body needs to be greens and fruits and roots.
Human Everyday Diet = Greens, Roots, Shoots, Fruits + some nuts and seeds
This diet, while once convenient and available has been made inconvenient by the industrialization and commercialization of “food” and of “healthcare”. I need to start using the obnoxious “” because you and I both know that 95% of what is sold in the conventional grocery store doesn’t quality as optimal fuel and body-building material for your awakening human body. What qualifies as “healthcare” is something like insurance, prescriptions. And maybe some radiation thrown in – with either the “food” or the “healthcare”. We know you know this, and that you’re taking your food and healthcare to the next level. So are we.
The Evolving Edge of Eat Green
Future Human Everyday Diet = cultivated + wild Greens from your local ecosystem+Roots, Shoots, Fruits + some nuts and seeds
During the hours of talking and emailing with Lavinia for Yoga Journal about the Eat Green Challenge, we talked about specifies diversification in the human diet and health evolution. For a long time. Unfortunately, this didn’t make the cut. Which means perhaps that they didn’t think you’re ready for that. I know it’s a leap – it’s the next frontier. It’s the level 4 of yoga poses – the syllabus Darren and Noah are working on.
Desiree and I talk make a practice of to people who on the edge of human health evolution and evolving their diet. We compare notes. We keep hearing the same thing. The diet gets more green, more in your kitchen, more sprouting, more in your yard, more in your ecosystem.
If this seems cutting edge, it’s not. It’s prehistoric. Deep gratitude to the all of the personal and planetary tribe leaders who have been getting the word out over the eons and eons about knowing and eating and caring for our plants friends.
Prehistoric Plant Friends Meet the Vitamix
Yes, I did use the word plant friends. During the Eat Green Challenge, you may choose to eat exclusively fruits and vegetables. You start to eat a lot of greens. Maybe 3 times a day in various smoothies, juices, soups, salads. You start to wake up to Eating Green. At some point you notice God’s Earth is Green. As you notice our Earth, where it looks healthy, wears a green mantle you start to think there are a lot of free nutrients just hanging from trees and bushes, and shooting up through the cracks in the concrete.
This is such an outrageously progressive and outrageous prehistoric idea. This is where the progressive and prehistoric come together. For anyone struggling with immune issues, degenerative disease issues, aging and feeling feeling like your aging issues, you need to pay attention to this. The edge of the Eat Green Challenge goes to getting more involved with where your greens and shoots, in particular, are coming from. Getting clued in to what you can sprout in your house, eat from your yard, and nourish to thrive in your ecosystem is where this game plan begins. All of this becomes convenient and saves you money to boot.
Where it ends, I have no idea of the kind of communion future humans and future plants will be capable of. I leave that to all of us to find out.
Where it begins… is with you and your dandelions and your vitamix.
Leave a comment if you want us in Yoga Journal regularly:
Desiree and I want to have a monthly column in Yoga Journal on body-mind-diet evolution. We want it to be a Q+ A column, something like,
Eat Green: Evolve Your Diet with Your Practice Q+A with Desiree + Cate
that covers the dietary transitions on the yoga path, plant-based eating, the lowfat vegan edge, Ayurveda, and include a local/ecological and wild food component.
We need YOU if you’re interested in reading an Eat Green Q+A column in Yoga Journal. Just leave a comment below and we’ll make sure it gets in front of the right eyeballs. Thanks for your time.
Desiree RumbaughPosted at 01:33h, 21 February
So glad that this conversation is continuing. We are changing the world, one kale leaf at a time. Green is such a warm, vibrant, happy color. Don't just survive, THRIVE!
Michael KatzPosted at 11:56h, 21 February
Read it last night. Will get green smoothie today!!!! Miss you!! Speaking of Wisdom warriors…I have a student who is 97 years old.
Carter CoxPosted at 16:39h, 21 February
Love this! It's been so huge and transformative for my family-especially when we thought we were previously "eating healthy."
Desiree RumbaughPosted at 00:29h, 22 February
Now THAT is a true Wisdom Warrior. Send a picture please!!
Jeannie GoldstonePosted at 18:50h, 28 February
WOW — that would be so fabulous if you two had a regular YJ column!!!! Yes, please.
Joy Seward OnyschakPosted at 00:30h, 01 March
Congrats on the article in YJ….about time they found you! Love to hear more about the kids detox or an eat green challenge for them too…..where is the info for this?
Jackie CarrPosted at 16:59h, 01 March
Would certainly like to see this sort of material regularly in YJ. I've loved the Eat Green Challenge and found the information transforming. There are always more questions though as you go deeper and deeper.
Cate StillmanPosted at 23:20h, 03 March
Cate StillmanPosted at 23:20h, 03 March
I’ll include in this April Yogidetox Course.
Cate StillmanPosted at 23:21h, 03 March
Trish ArietaPosted at 05:31h, 04 March
Took the 30 day challenge; great experience, as a person who was struggling w autoimmune issues, i found the process instrumental in resetting my cravings; i can really feel when my body craves this nourishment, since the challenge i have incorporated greens into my mainstream lifestyle !! Thanks Cate !!
Cate StillmanPosted at 14:27h, 04 March
really good to know it helped with the autoimmune issues. Makes sense – but most people with autoimmune won’t go there! Good for you.
Boris SmithPosted at 19:46h, 22 March
Eat Green Challenge article is very informative and has made us aware about the importance of eating healthy food. We have adopted a habit of thriving on junk food and thus falling prey to lifestyle diseases. By consuming nutritious diet of green veggies and nuts can keep these diseases at bay. Thanks for highlighting eat green concept.