|Ekayani and Bernando at The Grand Canyon|
This Living Connection blog is dedicated to my Living Connection to Health and God's grace, my grandfather, teacher and mentor Bernando LaPallo who is celebrating his 111th birthday today August 17, 2012. I give thanks to and for this man whose firm conviction in the healing bounty of His Divine creation has connected me to all good things made for us. He has given me unshakable faith in those gifts and he is living proof of it. Free of dementia, arthritis, heart disease or diabetes with a memory for history that rivals any college professor, I spoke to him this morning and we covered a range of topics on what he forsees for himself over the next year. Plans for his second book, the possibility of a film on his life, his speech tomorrow at a third more informal birthday party being held at Miss Peggy's Raw Food Potluck (the main was held last night with dancing and live music! ) this is a man to watch and be inspired by. Look out for two of his recipes for health right here and know you heard it as I got it from the horse's mouth. I am sharing one that includes a simple treatment for cancers and a sleepy time smoothie. Bernando has lived his life to the fullest and continues to do so for as he says "I am making plans to live, I know I gotta die." Healing is here for the taking. Knowing how to is wisdom.
111th Birthday - The Celebration
The festivities were held at Warren's Jazz Bistro in Phoenix with a smorgasboard style spread, live band and dancing! My cousin remarked that all the ladies were busy dancing with Grandfather and he couldn't get a dance. Well cousin brush up and look as slick as your grand dad and maybe next year you will have a turn. The meal was prepared by an old ship mate that hadn't seen Bernando for 40 years. They had met and worked together briefly in Sao Paulo, Brazil during a trip. When you pick up a copy of Age Less Live More you'll learn that he worked as a chef for many years on luxury cruises that sailed around the world as well as a merchant marine during the second world war. "What a small world it is!" Grampa remarked to me this morning. I'll say! How incredible that this man, now 60 years of age would have the chance to reconnect with an old colleague who maintains perfect health 40 years later. How did he know it was him? "You haven't changed a bit!". In what could be taken as a joke Bernando replied "No I don't. I've gotten old".
Future Plans A Biographical Cook Book
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Let cool slightly and enjoy.
Sleepy Time Banana Smoothie
* Take 2 ripe bananas and fresh squeezed orange juice.
* Mix in a blender and drink.
Bernando says he sleeps like a baby and is usually out cold within ten to twenty minutes. As an alternative you can mix with some fresh green vegetable juice made from greens like kale, swiss chard or spinach.
Happy Birthday Grampa!!! And Many Happy Returns!!!
You can wish Bernando a Happy Birthday on his website here