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My Organic Coconut Water Conundrum

My Organic Coconut Water Conundrum

Coconut water is one of the most popular and fastest growing drinks on the market for one main reason — it tastes so good. Furthermore, it is touted as the best post-workout drink due to its large number of electrolytes. There always seems to be someone who is drinking it immediately after my yoga classes. […]

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Coconut water is one of the most popular and fastest growing drinks on the market for one main reason — it tastes so good.

Furthermore, it is touted as the best post-workout drink due to its large number of electrolytes. There always seems to be someone who is drinking it immediately after my yoga classes.

Yet, nearly every box of coconut water that you see people drinking from is not organic.

My Dilemma

Even though many organic food restaurants use young Thai coconuts, these coconuts are not organic. They are shipped in formaldehyde from Thailand in order prevent mold from growing on the outside of the fruit.

Furthermore, I have heard that they plant sugar into the ground where the coconut palm trees are grown in order to get a much sweeter taste. Read more »


The Book That Changed My Life

The Book That Changed My Life

In May of 2006 when I was still living in Miami, I was involved in a car accident — I got rear-ended at a red light and suffered whiplash. Luckily, the MRI showed that nothing was broken or fractured. After about three months of doing Network Spinal Analysis with my chiropractor, the pain was gone. […]

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In May of 2006 when I was still living in Miami, I was involved in a car accident — I got rear-ended at a red light and suffered whiplash. Luckily, the MRI showed that nothing was broken or fractured.

After about three months of doing Network Spinal Analysis with my chiropractor, the pain was gone. I had great range of motion and could move my neck to the left and right without any trouble.

Thinking I was fine and acting as if I were 18 years old again, I then proceeded to play two hours of very hard tennis in the blazing hot Miami summer. At the end of the match, I went to take a serve and knew right away that something was really wrong.

I felt an intense throbbing in my neck that I had never experienced before. Needless to say, the pain came back in a much, much stronger way. Read more »


A Recent Interview on Bringing It

A Recent Interview on Bringing It

Recently, I did an interview on a blog called Bringing It. The person who runs this blog, Jerry Barca, is someone that I connected with on Twitter about a year ago and we’ve been in touch ever since. In his interview, we touched on many organic and non-organic food subjects, such as: – My biggest […]

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Recently, I did an interview on a blog called Bringing It. The person who runs this blog, Jerry Barca, is someone that I connected with on Twitter about a year ago and we’ve been in touch ever since.

In his interview, we touched on many organic and non-organic food subjects, such as:

– My biggest reason for going organic.

– If I could only eat one organic food, which one would it be.

– Why water quality should be a huge factor in a person’s desire to eat organic.

– My advice to people who want to quit drinking, smoking or antidepressants.

– Dating an organic woman.

….and many others. Go check out the interview HERE.


“I Was Told My Brain Was Broken”

"I Was Told My Brain Was Broken"

In November, I put up blog entry titled The Repercussions of Going on Antidepressants, and I received a comment on this post the other day that both disturbed me and confirmed what I already knew. I thought it merited its own discussion here. The woman who wrote the comment calls herself NoRx4Me and left the […]

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In November, I put up blog entry titled The Repercussions of Going on Antidepressants, and I received a comment on this post the other day that both disturbed me and confirmed what I already knew. I thought it merited its own discussion here.

The woman who wrote the comment calls herself NoRx4Me and left the following information:

I was put on an SSRI at 24 years old during a bad marriage. I needed guidance and support, instead I was told my brain was broken.

SSRI’s led to stimulants, mood stabilizers, SNRI’s, and lithium for a short time. I was a mess. I lost 13 years. I have little memory of those years (especially sad, because I was raising two boys). I didn’t grow as a person at all. I quit dating in 2003 and never developed knew friendships either. I didn’t even realize this was odd until I was off meds.

I probably would have responded like some others on here while I was still under the influence and told you the meds were great. With a clear mind and 20/20 hindsight, I know the facts, my life was destroyed.

And they do cause physical problems; I lost a ton of hair, and my teeth are a mess. I look like I’ve aged 20 years instead of 10. Read more »


Profile in the New York Times Styles Section, Thank You

Profile in the New York Times Styles Section, Thank You

Today in its Thursday Styles section, the New York Times did a profile on me. Getting this press means additional exposure for organic food, something that I am very passionate about. —- Thank you very much for visiting livingmaxwell and reading what I have to say here. I sincerely appreciate it.

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Today in its Thursday Styles section, the New York Times did a profile on me. Getting this press means additional exposure for organic food, something that I am very passionate about.

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Thank you very much for visiting livingmaxwell and reading what I have to say here. I sincerely appreciate it.


Dating Someone Who Drinks, Part II

Dating Someone Who Drinks, Part II

I put up a post last week about a date I had recently and it generated a good number of responses. During this date, the woman asked if it bothers me to be with someone who drinks. In that post, one of the things that I said was that I would “deal with it” if […]

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I put up a post last week about a date I had recently and it generated a good number of responses. During this date, the woman asked if it bothers me to be with someone who drinks.

In that post, one of the things that I said was that I would “deal with it” if all of the other aspects of the relationship were good and that the drinking was kept to a minimum. This response of saying that I would “deal with it” brought an interesting comment from Tancie, and I thought it was worth addressing in its own blog post here.

Tancie stated that the phrase “dealing with it” would bring up resentment and that I should avoid all women who drink if it makes me that uncomfortable.

For me, drinking is a very complicated issue and is not so cut and dry, especially given the fact that I feel so strongly about other things as well — organic food being one of them. Read more »


Another Reason I Quit Prozac – Ted Williams

Another Reason I Quit Prozac - Ted Williams

By now, you’ve probably heard the incredibly story of Ted Williams, the panhandler with the golden voice. It was just last week that he was homeless and begging for money on the side of the highway in Columbus, Ohio. Within days, his YouTube video went viral and offers from the NBA, Kraft and NBC, among […]

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By now, you’ve probably heard the incredibly story of Ted Williams, the panhandler with the golden voice.

It was just last week that he was homeless and begging for money on the side of the highway in Columbus, Ohio. Within days, his YouTube video went viral and offers from the NBA, Kraft and NBC, among others, started pouring in.

I must admit that watching the video of him being interviewed by Matt Lauer brought a tear to my eye. What an amazing, amazing story and I was just so happy for the guy.

So, what does Ted Williams’ story have to do with my going off Prozac? Read more »