My Enlightened Delights


To enjoy good health,
to bring true happiness to one’s family,
to bring peace to all,
one must first discipline and control one’s own mind.
If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment,
and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
— Buddha

Marijuana is safer than McDonalds




Lets get real for a second:
Marijuana vs McDonald's, what are your thoughts??

I’m all about healthier options, and my marijuana use is no different. There are right & wrong ways to do everything, you just have to be smart about it. 

With all of the new Prop 64 laws coming into effect in 2018, the entire California Cannabis Community is being forced to consider healthier options of consuming MMJ products & the results have been overwhelming diverse: more & more MMJ patients are concerned with how traditional smoking may affect their health, testing for mold/pesticides has become the standard & you can consume Cannabis in just about every way imaginable. From organic edibles that aren’t sugary desserts to tobacco free blunt wraps, you’re sure to find something that meets your MMJ needs. 


Although McDonalds & other popular fast food companies have made an effort to offer “healthier” options in the past few years, there’s just no doubting the facts. You are what you eat and there’s a reason fast food is so “cheap” & “fast”. Fast food is just not healthy, regardless of how “fresh” it appears in an advertisement or how many “super foods” are piled on. Don't be fooled by salads either: even a Chicken salad from the golden arches ranks in at anywhere from 27-50% calories from fat (with no mention of dressing) & there are literally 100's of Salads that are worse than a Big Mac. Fast food menu items & even processed foods are loaded with an addicting cocktail of fats, sugars & salts known as The Pleasure Trap. The unique combination of these elements creates a peak in your body’s dopamine levels, so similar to that of drug use that your body becomes addicted to the mixture. The more you consume this mix, the more your body craves it. So technically & chemically speaking, you CAN be addicted to fast food. 


Furthermore, fast food establishments & many chain restaurants, corners are cut at every step in an attempt to keep overhead costs low. Quality is compromised for quantity. Money is funneled into misleading advertising campaigns instead of keeping employees happy. There are exceptions in some areas where Health is more valued by the community. But on a grand scale, healthy options are considered more expensive and thus ends up at the bottom of the priority list for processed food companies, restaurants & fast food establishments. Most places have their Nutrition Facts available online or in store, but let's be honest, ignorance is our bliss.


But there is hope. You can break the addiction and help your body fight back against today’s most common health-ailments. Become a “mindful” eater: your palate changes quicker than you think. In as little as 2-6 weeks, with 5-10 repeated exposures to a specific food, you can train your taste buds to not only like, but crave healthier foods. Besides keeping fast food consumption to a minimum, you can ensure that you’ve consumed enough plant-based whole foods & that you’re drinking enough water. Check out The Mindful Diet for more tips & tricks. 

I’m not saying you should never eat fast food again, but aren’t there BETTER options than often opting for the Golden Arches? Treating yourself to French Fries every once in a while won’t kill you, but wouldn’t it be even more satisfying if you knew the rest of your meals had reinforced your immune system & provided you with viable energy to get you through the day?