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Old 05-11-2012, 07:36 PM
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It seems I'm getting older faster these days. I started thinking about good nutrition and any particular foods that may help the drummer's body. I know there are vitamin supplements that are supposed to be good for joint and cartilage health, but what about foods for bone/muscle strength and overall general health? Any favorites out there?
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:48 PM
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Not sure what you're doing right now, but a good idea would be to eat mostly organic foods. A lot has to do with what you don't eat. It's one thing to consider what you should put into your system, but also consider what you already put into your system. I had to stop drinking soda so much myself. I've cut way back on red meat and I don't eat or drink dairy foods that come from cows, except a little cheese. But that is because of an allergy to bovine derived dairy products. It gives me body acne for some odd reason or another.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:13 PM
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We are what We eat. The key point is to maintain good eating habits and enough water consumption (right volume) and go for a stroll, walk.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:46 PM
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roger that on the water - i wasnt drinking enough & it caught up w/ me.

for food, i like the paleo diet in the "4-hour body" book (really good). so i have been trying cut out all gluten & eat more farm to table. been off milk (not 100%), fast food & soda for at least 15 years. my wife got the book "wheat belly" - just crazy how much gluten is in the american diet & how it is killing us. one eye-opener is how the book is saying gluten is the main contributor to heart & blood-sugar diseases...vs. fatty steaks & bacon (w/ a gluten free diet). i was kinda psyched because i love burned meat.

then hot yoga is a slam dunk...make "endurance" gigs somewhat easy.
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Juicing is getting really big. Load all those colorful veggies into a juicer with some fruit, some seaweed and algae, pour it on down and go out and conquer the world.
I prefer playing on an empty stomach. Unless there's free food, then I prefer playing with a full stomach lol.

No energy drinks, no soda, no caffeine, no alcohol, no white flour, no sugar.

Water and whole foods provide all the energy you need.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:11 PM
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I agree with all of the wise comments so far. I've been a vegetarian almost 20 years now and love to juice. I don't as much as I should, but there are some decent juicers out there for $150 tops. And yes, lots of spring water. Tap or even filtered water still has flouride in it. We get enough of that junk from toothpaste and other drinks made with water. Lots of sleep too.

I am a loyal customer of Nutritional Frontiers www.nutritionalfrontiers.com

I use the HA Plus powder on a daily basis for healthy joints, bones, etc. Trust me it really works. Good luck and good question.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:04 AM
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About a year or so ago I started thinking more about what was going into my body. I was raised on the typical American diet of meat, starch, and sugars for every meal and never thought much of it.

Then I asked myself if eating animal flesh for literally every meal was something the human body should really be doing. Until mass farming and freezer trucks, I think humans probably ate meat a much, much smaller percentage of the time. We certainly were not able to base literally every meal on chicken or beef.

So, I now eat meat maybe a few times a month. I feel immeasurably better just in terms of my general sense of well-being. Now when I go at a steak, I really notice how heavy I feel for the rest of the day, and how hard it is for the body to deal with it. This is not the norm for my body anymore, and I feel it's a positive change.

Then there's the plethora of chemicals and things I don't understand in all the processed foods the grocery store markets to us so hard. If I can't understand what's on the ingredients list of a product, I shy away. One of my main enemies right now is corn syrup, and all artificial sweeteners.
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People are responsible for being vigilant about what goes into their bodies. I'm convinced that my government wants me to be as unhealthy as possible. Everybody is out to poison me with something it seems, from Red Bull to cigarettes to hard liquor to bad bad prescription drugs. There are so many everyday things like Coca Cola that are so bad for you...nutritional knowledge and the effect that things have on your body is free for the taking on Google and is vital information if you eat.
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Donīt eat junk food. Donīt eat at McDonalds!
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The formula for healthy eating is very, very simple. Michael Pollan put it like this:

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

That's pretty well all there is to it.

Source (Sauce): http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/ma...pagewanted=all

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I'm convinced that my government wants me to be as unhealthy as possible. Everybody is out to poison me with something it seems, from Red Bull to cigarettes to hard liquor to bad bad prescription drugs.
Actually, the government wants you to be healthy to maximise your value as a productive unit within the econom... er, society.

However, they care more about keeping their masters - big business - onside. That's just political survival. Big biz do what they want. Occasionally the government delays BB's gratification but not for long if BB really wants it baaad.

Meanwhile big biz tries every manipulative approach in the book to get you eating their cheap, unhealthy and (often) unethically produced food. If you die, then they didn't force you to eat their rubbish - not their problem.

Meanwhile, if you're a small business owner and a baby spills a bit of drink in your shop during a busy time and someone slips on it then you get sued into the poorhouse. Welcome to Land of the Free (and it's Oz branch).

Yes, it helps to be informed. Fortunately it's not hard. If most of what you eat is largely unprocessed plant matter you'll be eating healthily. People always tell me I look young for my age and I tell them it's a tribute to decades of late nights, smoking and bonging on. Seriously, eating healthy food with just 1 or 2 small serves of meat per week, and walking regularly have helped me stay relatively healthy despite my lack of discipline.

People in this society eat waaay too much red meat. It's a proven cancer forming agent when eaten too much.
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I've been vegan for five years this month and to be honest I can't compare it to anything else because I simply don't remember. But I do know that I never really have any food related health complaints (except for a mild caffeine addiction!) and I have had food poisoning maybe once in the last five years.

All of the people I know who have adopted a vegetarian diet are really glad they did. Especially the guys.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:30 AM
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Well, i`ve always been a potato couch that never did any sport or exercise and ate a lot of junk food.
About a year ago, i decided that i HAVE to change something because i wasn`t feeling good physically. I gave up drinking Coca Cola and basically any soda`s. I also never drank any "natural juice" sold in stores ever since. The only fruit juice i drink is the one i make my own at home. Except of that, lots of water , tea, beer and sometimes, at parties and stuff, hard drinks. This is all i`m drinking and i`m trying to reduce the alcohol. Oh, and also, i don`t smoke, don`t drink coffee and energy drinks, don`t eat fast food.

I then tought, well, if controlling what i can drink is so easy, i can also control what i eat. And that`s what i did, i eliminated margarine (only use butter now) and everything that contains E`s , i always check what a product contains before buying it. I also changed the meat/vegetables ratio in favor to the greenery.

I also started to make some physical activities: i do push-ups every morning and i commute with my bicycle now. You have no idea how healthy and strong i feel now and i have also lost my back aches and problems! I am 12 months into this fitness regime (or whatever you want to call it) and it`s the best thing i could ever think of.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:37 AM
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Yeah, push ups are fantastic.

Not all E numbers are bad as such, knowing what number is what is what's important. Sometimes things are listed by either their name or E number, so they are just the same thing under a different name.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:31 AM
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Not all E numbers are bad as such, knowing what number is what is what's important. Sometimes things are listed by either their name or E number, so they are just the same thing under a different name.
Correct on the E`s, but some of them are harmful, and i avoid them(example E110). If it`s something harmless like E 300 (vitamin C) then it`s ok for me. I try to know my facts as much as possible.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:21 AM
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All you need is a good general diet. That may look many different ways. Keep it organic and minimally processed.


I eat a typical breakfast of oats, with walnuts sweetened with my favourite honey. I add dried fruits and usually some sort of superfood powder.

For lunch it's a salad or more often a smoothie filled with, teas, herbs and a all sorts of raw superfoods. Mostly ordered from www.rawfoodworld.com

For dinner I never fry anything. Usually grilled meat, steamed/baked fish or soup(home made stock is the bomb) with salad and different veggies. Lots of high grade oils and fresh raw herbs added.

In addition or with these foods I drink a lot of my own formula of Chinese tonic herbs. I use tons of probiotics and fermented foods.With some spices and oils they can be made really tasty.

Between meals it's different teas. Green tea, nettle with mint, more of my home made TCM tonic or whatever else I'm experimenting with at thee moment.

The only real supplements I take are fish oil and plant dreived MSM. There is all sorts of powders and extracts added to anything, though.

For snacks I've completely fallen in love with my own homemade quinoa tortillas(quinoa, salt and just enough spelt flour so they stick together) that I eat pretty much like potatochips with different sorts of healthy dips whenever I crave anything. I also keep some raw chocolate handy.

My grains of choice are oats, millet, quinoa, wild rice and spelt.

I'm careful with juicing expecially sweet fruits, however a juice made of stuff like celery, cucumber, beet and a few carrots can be very helpful both for nutrition and cleansing. A few other great cleansing agents are lemons and cilantro.

This is just an overlook of what I do. Going into detail would take a whole book. Everyone's body is different, though. You have to experiment to find out what works best for you.

Make your own food from scratch from organic fresh ingredients and you know what you're getting. You can be your own quality control. Also choose a salt that you know is pure and free of contaminants.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:32 PM
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I suppose beer & chips/pretzels wouldn't make the ideal list?

My diet has gone to the pits this past couple years. As a result another 10 lbs have been added to my body. I'm the only on responsible for this.
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here's a similar thread when i asked basically the same question. it has some good points that haven't been brought up yet. best of luck. i wish i could say i've followed all of the advice but there are still things i need to get with the program on. i do eat a much cleaner diet than most americans...that's about all i can say. the paleo diet and the ha powder are two goals for me.

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All it takes is choosing to be conscientious, then pick the path you like. The American Heart Association publishes a diet that I like. My daughter is a veggie, and is very healthy. My son does a diet he got from an athletic trainer, and is healthy as hell. Paleo diet folks seem pretty happy, and it's what Crossfit recommends. Just pick something besides eating what America appears to want to serve you. Stick to the outside aisles at the supermarket, and try not to eat anything your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:59 PM
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Hi, this is a great question and one that all drummers should think about seriously. I run my own Integrated Health Clinic and am also a semi professional Drummer, so drumming and health are my two biggest passions.

My advice to you in simple terms is you only get out what you put in, so 'crap in, crap out'!

1. Eat only organic foods
2. Reduce pro inflammatory foods, like gluten and possibly milk.
3. Reduce all, stimulant foods and drinks, like tea and coffee and those God awful energy drinks!
4. Hydration is a big key area for me. filtered or bottled water rather than tap water and add a small amount of Celtic Sea Salt to your water, just enough to taste.

There are some basic tips on good foods, but do what works for you and keep a diary of what you eat and you'll soon start to see patterns of foods that work and those that don't.

Drumming is a very physical job and so fueling the body for the job is paramount. Great question though, so good you made me join this forum!

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:45 PM
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Welcome to the forum!

Organic foods - are you meaning items specifically advertised as organic? I ask because organic produce is almost impossible to find where I am. And when I do see it, it's hugely expensive. My diet already consists of mostly fresh veges/fruit and grains, is taking the step to exclusively organic food worth it?

What does the sea salt do?

What are other examples of inflammatory foods?
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Wow - you guys are making me look bad. I try to stay away from really fatty foods, but almost everything you buy today is processed. I don't know how people have time to make such healthy food like salads for lunch or juicing, let alone organic stuff.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:54 PM
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If you have time to post on a drumming forum, then you have plenty of time to make a salad ;)
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Organic is worth it long term, but organic means a lot of things. The ultimate would be fresh, local and wirl crafted.

To make a home made diet work, you just have to learn to plan things ahead. I don't really use more time than most people who live on frozen pizzas, which is my country's nww national dish. I probably use less, since those people plan so little that they have to go to the store to buy one frozen pizza at a time.

Chopping off some veggies for a salad takes 2 minutes. Have things ready and have your kitchen set up so that it really works for you. Get rid of everything that's not in use and let everything that you need regularly have it's own place, where it can be used as is on the bench. You can prepare many things ahead just like e.g. marinating a piece of meat which I just do before I go to bed along with making my breakfast ready so it can soak up all the goodnes over night in the fridge. Or maybe do it if you have some extra time while making today's dinner. Make enough to have leftovers and have a plan to use them.

My smoothies which are my lunch tale litterarly 1 minute. I have the fluid base ready in the fridge. I have the dry ingredients already combined in one bowl and then just throw in whatever else I feel like. Ready to run out the door. I could also bring it with me in the morning or just do it at work.

Anything on a stove or an owen does pretty well on it's own. So just set a timer and continue with whatever needs to be done.

Both your health and also your bankaccount will thank you. Offcourse the save can be spent on fancier foods. Planning also helps so that you don't throw any food away. After observing a lot of modern people, including my own family it appears that the biggest mouth they are feeding is the trash can. It's like there's a whole other family living in there, which means they are spending easily twice as much as they should on the food they are eating because they don't plan.

People used to be really good at this during bad economic times. Imagine what could be done today. With the same amount of planning you can eat like a king every day, kep it healthy and add small amounts of tonic medicinal herbs from all over the world, previously reserved to emperors and those few in the know, for pretty cheap, and with the internet and international mail service it really doesn't matter where you live.

If you ask around I'm also sure, there are local people that produce stuff you can make use of at extremely low straight from the farm prices. Offcourse, all the plants in the forest are free and as fresh as it gets.
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The only stuff I take daily (I'm only 20, but was a nutrition major in college for a while) is...

Fish Oil (Omega-3)

Your basic multi-vitamin

Melatonin- At night... it helps me sleep, and has been shown to be beneficial in many ways

DMAE- an alternative ADD medication. It's all natural, doesn't crack you out, and makes me feel sharper than ever before. It's also been shown to reduce aging if you take it for many years, decrease cancer, and many other things.

Superfoods- ie. blueberries, broccoli, tomatoes, spinach, celery (just google superfoods).

Pickles- I love pickles especially after a long drumming sesh (even though I'm skinny, I sweat like a pig). They replenish sodium levels, and can reduce cramping.

Water Water Water!- I can't stress that one enough. It's amazing to realize the change in energy and sense of well being that you have when you're hydrated.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:25 AM
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If you are average, I would suggest eating less...wouldnt suggest this to anyone at a low BMI of course...there is research showing increased logevity at sub 900 calorie intake levels...hard to do as an active drummer...but can be adjusted accordingly.

Vitamins are far more helpful than most realize...just stay away from mega dosing.

Drink water...being careful not to go bonkers and wash out all electrolytes.


...and, though not exactly the topic....exercise.


From there on out, follow your intellect when buying food...not your palete.

...and never take health advice without consulting your doctor about it first...
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"It's [organic food] a bunch of bull," he said. "How do you know what's really organic? Today, there's all these impurities in the water and the air. The water for the fruits and vegetables has junk in it. If you get enough vitamins and minerals out of normal food and whole grains, and you get enough proteins and exercise (that's the key), then nature builds up a tolerance to all of these things. It's survival of the fittest. You can't have everything perfect, that's impossible, but the fit survive."

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I switched to organic cigarettes. Do you think that'll help?
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I was surprised JL said that. I've tried the organic cigarettes. I was trying to impress my vegan friends by going natural. I couldn't hear their comments because of the wheezing and coughing though. I told them they should take better care of themselves. Bada Bing!
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Maybe go macrobiotic if you don't mind hideous, unidentifiable food. I went to the local macrobiotic restaurant with a friend, having no idea of what I was in for. Some nights they would have a speaker to talk while you were gagging. Our speaker of the nights subject? His 'problem' of compulsive masturbation. I wish someone could have gotten a picture of my face as that presentation unfolded. The restaurant and the setting it was in were awesome though.
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Little healthy dietary changes will make big improvements over the long term such as adding a couple extra fruits and vegetables to your daily diet. For example, a few carrots and an apple every day will have enormous effects over the long run.

Glucosamine and Chondroitin has helped may with joint and ligament problems.

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Yes, I actually like them better. They are 100% additive free and the farming practices have less impact on the environment by using sustainable agricultural practices. I grew up on organic food and my ex insisted on it. Nowadays I'm not so adamant about because I don't make a lot of money anymore.
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"It's [organic food] a bunch of bull," he said. "How do you know what's really organic? Today, there's all these impurities in the water and the air. The water for the fruits and vegetables has junk in it. If you get enough vitamins and minerals out of normal food and whole grains, and you get enough proteins and exercise (that's the key), then nature builds up a tolerance to all of these things. It's survival of the fittest. You can't have everything perfect, that's impossible, but the fit survive."

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I reckon Jack's being intellectually lazy. How do you know? You don't. How do you know they don't put dog gizzards in McDonalds burgers? You don't.

You hope they play fair. You figure they won't want to risk getting put out of business, but you don't know.

Maybe they are adding some Intestine a la Canine but they pay off someone important so they'll never get caught?

Maybe the CEO figures that he'll be in Rio with the loot by the time they find out about Des Liver D'Labrador?

We don't know - but we trust. Same with organic. I think it's important to eat healthily with lots of fruit and veggies (organic or whatever) when you are maintaining a suite of enjoyably unhealthy habits ...


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Hah! How do you know they're organic?? They might have been rolled with the husked shells of the tobacco beetles that ate the crop due to lack of pesticides ... some of those new cheapo Chinese brands taste like it!
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Hah! How do you know they're organic?? They might have been rolled with the husked shells of the tobacco beetles that ate the crop due to lack of pesticides ... some of those new cheapo Chinese brands taste like it!
A company has to be certified as an organic grower. But really the good stuff comes from the local farmer's markets that are set-up on the weekends here and there in various cities.

They have a brand here called American Spirit that's pretty good. The company is from New Mexico. Not sure where their tobacco is grown, maybe Nicaragua. Who knows?
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I don't know about food, but I can tell you: Do a lot of excercise.

I eat every kind of food, but I play football soccer at least two times a week or you can go out and run in a park near your place. Running is very healthy

I'm 27 years old and I'm a thin person, and some many people thinks I'm 23, because I don't drink alcohol, and I don't take drugs, I don't smoke much. I eat every kind of foog and I do excercise.

And don't forget to practice drums at least two hours a day.
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If you’re in a good health then don’t worry about your weight because I’m also thin but I’m healthier than my fat friends So I’m quite alright about that matter. I like your daily routine continue doing exercise, eat nutritious foods and try to quit smoking forever.
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I've found that living in Germany I'm eating much healthier than when I was living in the U.S.. It's much easier to stay off the junk food when the idea of it isn't being crammed down your throat constantly.

I'm not a vegetarian or anything, but I watch what I eat. I like, if I can, to eat a nice pasta dinner a few hours before playing. I feel like it helps me have the energy to get to the end of the set.
I don't like the energy drinks. Also, I don't drink alcohol at all when on tour or during shows. Not any reason outside of not wanting to feel sluggy while on the road or the next day. Also, to me, a drummer is like a bus driver. Everybody else is along for the ride. Wouldn't want a drunk bus driver. The whole thing could end up in a ditch somewhere.
After a show I'll try to eat a banana and drink water and try to get to bed at a reasonable hour.
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