Thursday, February 28, 2008

No Flesh, Blood, Bones in the Kitchen.Ital Livin

The consumption of meat, sausage, fish and poultry is a risk factor for numerous illnesses. The one who wants to live a healthy life should avoid these products. Seen from a dietary-physiological point of view, meat is a superfluous form of nutrition. There is no longer any doubt among experts that one’s dietary needs can met with a vegetarian diet. This is true for all ages With some diseases, for example, high blood pressure, rheumatism or metabolic disorders, a vegetarian way of life is the most sensible therapeutic measure there is. How each person wants to decide about eating meat is up to him, but he should be clear about the consequences.

Cancer, Diabetes, Osteoporosis …

• Meat and Diabetes:
A high consumption of saturated fatty acids can lead to an insulin resistance and encourages the development of diabetes mellitus. Animal products generally contain a lot of saturated fatty acids.

• Meat and Obesity:

Saturated fatty acids further the development of being overweight. Being overweight is a risk factor for heart disease, heart attacks, strokes and circulatory disorders.

• Meat and Bones:

On the average, meat products contain more phosphorus then calcium. A raised phosphorus/calcium ratio results in an increased release of calcium from the bones. As some studies have shown, there is a close relationship between a high dietary consumption of phosphates and a raised risk of osteoporosis and broken bones.

• Meat and Cancer:

The National Institute of Health, the largest medical research institution in the world, determined in 2001 an increased risk of cancer with the consumption of red meat. Argentina and Uruguay are some of the world’s largest consumers of beef and also belong to the countries with the highest rates of breast and colon cancer.

A study by the University of Minnesota published in September 2002 shows that the consumption of barbecued red meat promotes the development of pancreatic cancer.

• Meat and Inflammation and Pain: Animal products contain high levels of arachi donic acid, which forms inflammatory substances. These can lead to the development of neuro dermatitis, inflammation of the small intestines or colon, asthma, arthritis and rheumatism.

• Meat and Heart Attacks and Arterio sclerosis: A too-high intake of iron brought on by the consumption of red meat is a dangerous source of free radicals that damage the blood vessels. The risk of a heart attack increases, particularly with men.


Fish is the muscle of a cold-blooded, animal with fins and gills. The major components of fish are fat and protein. There is no carbohydrate, no dietary fiber, or no vitamin C in fish. Because many fish are high on the food chain they are highly contaminated with environmental chemicals – it is not unusual to read in the newspaper that certain kinds of fish, such as swordfish, tuna, or shark, contain sufficient levels to be considered a health hazard. For example, because of their high content of mercury, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to not eat swordfish, king mackerel, tile fish, shark, or fish from mercury contaminated areas.

The advantages of fish over beef, chicken or pork are largely mythical
Fish is high in fat – often 60% of the calories come from fat. This fat is effortlessly incorporated into a person’s body fat – contributing to the risk of obesity. Fish fat is usually associated with a low risk of cancer. However, there is considerable evidence that fish fat (omega-3 fat) will increase a person’s risk of cancer and also will increase the risk of metastasis (spread of cancer to other parts of the body).2-5 Fish fat is known to paralyze the actions of insulin and increase the tendency for high blood sugars and eventually diabetes, known to suppress the immune system, and known to increase the tendency for serious bleeding within side the body

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Kenny Hirsch

Kenny Hirsch is one of our best friends that used to shred hard he got into an accident a few years back but he's  been coming back strong hitting the gym and working him self back to the best he can be. He has made a 100% come back from when the accident first happened. I really don't like to call it an accident because everything happens for a reason and what ever don't kill you make's you stronger and kenny has  grown so much, he is one to tell you what life is really worth. Kenny has been apart of the longislandbikeshop fam ever since they opened. Still to this day he play's a big part helping out Dean and Julie run the shop. We have been to a bunch of shops all over but only sometimes you get the shops that really love bmx and the community around them. Lib is one of them.  First riding flick by Keith Terra

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

New Fitbikeco Products

Much love to every one at Fit/S&M they take care of all the homies real fam over there. Big thanks agin for supporting the real Rasmon. The lion of Juda shall break every chain 

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Throw back Summer joints

Last summer for us was one of the best summers riding bikes. Everybody was riding finding new spots and having a good time cant wait to summer 08. Here are a couple flicks from last summer the Fitbikeco ad was shoot by Robbie Morales an the other two by our homie Keith R.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Emperor Selassie and Empress Menen Words 1960

Art by Lustre Kings 

The temple of the most high begins with the human body, which houses our life,essence of our existence. People are in bondage today because they approach spirituality through religion provided by foreign invaders and conquerors. We must stop confusing religion an spirituality. Religion is a set of rules,regulations and rituals created by humans which were supposed to help people grow spiritually.
Due to human imperfection religion has become corrupt, political,divisive, and a tool for power struggle. Spirituality is not theology or ideology. It is simply a way of life,pure and original as was given by the Most High. Spirituality is a network to the Most High which is energy which makes life, linking us to the universe and each other.As the essence of our existence it embodies our culture,true identity,nationhood and destiny.A people without a nation  can't really call on their own soul. Africa is everyones nation  home an abroad. When  African righteous people come together,the world will come together, This is humanity's destiny in our eyes.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Fox Weekend

Last weekend me Russ and Keith R went to this Fox winter catalog shoot for clothes in jersey. Robbie came threw and the vibes was right he forever has jokes. Brian Forster,Allan Cooke and Scotty Cramner were all in the house too. Talking to BF is all ways crazy he knos what's good about Bmx, living legend. Big thanks to the hole Fox crew they handled the Ras. Robbie, Kyle,Dave,Jen and Jim.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Rasta Woman

The first 3 ladies where the back up singers for Bob Marley & The Wailers. Rita was the lead, and her 2 best friends as her back up. These ladies put in work they laid solo albums down while working on the wailers albums too. Althea & Donna laid down their album in the summer of 78 for fun. The two hated the music industry and only wanted to deal with Rastafari . After their album became a hit in England many record companies wanted to sign them but they were only in it to spread the message. Russ and I have had the Rita's for a while but I just got the others and they are heavy as well. I recommend these to any woman into Rastafari or trying to learn more these ladies are the mothers of reggae.  

 Rasta women played a big role in reggae at that time but only put out a few albums . The reason for this is the women felt the dutty to bring children into the world  to be mothers so they could bring forth more postive rasta people. They also thought that the music bussiness was politics,and had a bigger role in life as mothers. They never hated on the men thoe they pushed for them to keep it going because it was the only way to get the meassage threw fast, after a few albums many artist took breaks for many years an lived in the bush an rasied kids to make sure they had roots an culture.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


My uncle Paul used to tell me stories how he used to run with these guys when he lived in Manchester, England.Many carribbean people following Marcus Garvey came to the United States an England to help set up the U.N.I.A(united negro improvement association).My uncles parents where from Barbados an active Garveyites they traveled to London and Harlem in the early 40s keeping the Garvey vibe alive.Their in Manchester,England they had my uncle Paul during there travels. They stayed in England for a couple years traveling back and forth to Barbados and England. As my uncle grew up he started taking up Rastafari as a youth on the island.We still have fam in England, so he would travel back and forth to vist. Rastafari was getting bigger to the youths, and many reggae bands started popping up in the carribbean population in England one of the hardest bands to pop up in the early 70s was Aswad. They laid some heavy songs.I found these old videos of them befor he moved to Brooklyn so he was for sure chillin with them around this era of there music. He said "We used to smoke chalice ,eat ital food and read Selassie speeches thats what built iani" I wont ever forget that story, he also used to chill with Steel Pulse. Paul used to say back in them days it was Rastafari it's not like the people are some big music super star like these days we are in now, and they to busy to hang out with the regular people,he said any time any band from Bob Marley to Aswad we hung out with them they are Rastas thats it. jah messenger for peace.We all are jah messengers for peace.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Random Photos

Shawn is a fountian of information when it comes to the knowledge of Rastafari. He can go on for hours without a second gap of silence in the conversation. It trully is impressive. This photo was shot at some school in Cali, that has the best flat rails you have ever seen. This also happens to be one of my favorite photos of Shawn.

This was shot while filming for Summer of Fit. The school that we were at was straight out of a video game. It seriously had everything you could ever want to ride there. It is still without a doubt the best school i have ever been to.

-Keith Romanowski

Friday, February 1, 2008


The mounth of February is considered black history mouth iani dont think you can sum African history in one mounth that is a ignorant thing to do. Every mounth is African history without african history their would be no history. I wounder why there is no white history mounth there should be. African history surely diden't begin when the first ships where coming on shore to the Americas. I think they created this to put African people on front st an alot of non rasta black and white people follow this way trying to learn their history or others in one mounth. We should be educated with each others history all the time so we can vibe off each other in a good way.
Dr Henrik Clarke had love for all history

Todays is Dennis Browns birthday he has over 20 complete albums rated number 1 among roots reggae artist. I bought a mix dennis brown cd on Jamaica av in queens a while ago that had every song he ever made because finding all the albums was really hard most of them are still on record  but i found a spot in cali called Amoeba records in Hollywood an San Fran an they have every thing you need. Collecting music is important to the rasta because some people just listen to reggae music an some people live reggae music an when the vibes need to be right the only thing that dose it is word sound and power. This music also plays apart for bringing up kids  showing them how to live righteous. The reggae artist that came out in the late 60s 70s an 80s are very important because these were the youth that talked  first of  the hills men they saw living a simple life style. These albums have perfect blueprints of the struggle once you become Rastafari an what others are going to say to you ,it gives you strength when times is getting hard. Many albums explained how to go back to Africa build your own community an unite all races  but times has changed since then you need all kinds of doctors to get to Africa  ras na deal with them iani deal with herbs an bush for sickness. A couple ras is working on making some islands African states soon.

Feb in the northeast is cultivation pregame for all seed planters of any type of fruit or veggie and trail builders. Makeing sure you start to collect the  things you will need to start up your field or trails. Starting at the end of feb beginning of march there might be some spring like days which will allow the soil to soften extremly almost into mud. Preparing to get the right  fertilizers is essential if you are planting organic like we do sometimes its hard to get your hands on the real stuff, stuff bought in stores is sometimes watered down  with added ingredients also makeing sure that where ever you set your field up there are no one useing non organic fertilizers on what ever they are growing because when it rains its all going to mix and you will not have organic grown crops. Locating your local farm or someone you kno with  a horse stable that feeds firm full grain grass to ther animals is a good source of high grade fertilizer. Tools is essential to the trail builder an the farmer so invest in proper ones so nothing stops you on those warm days. Irie ites