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Athlete or Dancer Diet Top 5

In order of importance and quantity, here is Ballet North's ideal diet for maximum performance:

1) PLENTY OF HYDRATION!!! H2O is indispensable.
2) High quality, organic if possible, proteins low in fat. Soy, poultry, scalar fish (not shell fish) and even beef if of the leanest type are very good. Avoid excessive dressing of the protein source with sauces or condiments that can add as much or more fat into the protein as was avoided by choosing a good, lean protein to begin with. Ballet North is not crazy on fish because many types of fish don't sit in the stomach well, but fish is a lean protein source to be sure.
3) Good quantities of fiber, i.e. whole fruits and vegetables in as natural a mode as possible. These deliver minerals and vitamins with almost total absorbency and their fiber avoids sugar crashes. V8 juice, etc., is fine but nothing replaces real fruits and vegetables.
4) High quality carbohydrates - whole grain rice, corn, oats or wheat. Sorry, French fries…

Old World Generates New Order Necessarily

The old order of the world, or rather the previous order of the world when it reaches the end of it's ability to deal with the range of paradigm shifts that occur with the advance of applied knowledge - sciences, arts, economics - and has thus become old, will naturally generate the "walking wounded" or the "disenfranchised" or, God forbid, a healthy dose of good old alienation. Just look to the fall of pagan Rome and the rise of early Christianity where the Pope would walk right out onto the fields of battle to directly represent the interests of all those non-combatants who would suffer the outcome of hostilities. At that time, Christianity was a vibrant guide to the civilizations in the world. In today's world, the new methods and modes are inevitably causing a re-making of the whole world in the apparent absence of a higher order. At this point your own spirituality must be your guide but we are confirmed that there is still a higher order, just ope…