Raad Mansour is the creator of ATX Food Co, a vegan food truck on Barton Springs Road near Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. Jenna McLelland is the creator of Obsidian, a yoga company in Austin, Texas.
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"we're being poisoned by the food system, you know, there's not much of a healthy option"


SPEAKERS: Podcast, Raad, Jon Mendoza, Baldo


Baldo 00:00
Alright guys welcome to the How Do You Health podcast It is Friday 9am our favorite time of the week and we got an exciting episode we got rod here from at x food co we've been trying to get you to come in here for a while and I'm excited to finally this is your first time in here is yes and of course we got Jenna joining us again on the podcast and we also have nurse dozer we're gonna be talking some vitamins some health and probably some conspiracy theories because why the hell not so please take it away spirit


Jon Mendoza 00:33
Okay. What's funny you say that now cuz I was thinking of ways to, to probably not go directly into that subject, because all right i just wanted I just want to tell those there's all right before we get into it. The reason why we're so excited about you coming here, this is your first time here right at the lounge. And we've been trying to get you hear him forever and you're a busy guy just like everyone else and we're appreciative What's really cool, we've had many good conversations so far. I think, before we go into those, I kind of want the people to know why we are so excited to talk to you, especially with this podcast because you're doing something that makes you one of our favorite people in the world, right? Because you're just you're so passionate and you're you have a business that almost fuels your passion, to help make a change in the world that I think you want to see.

Baldo 01:31
And you give love

Jon Mendoza 01:32
to everyone and you're very appreciative of all that love your way. I've always seen it the way that you that people come to your restaurant, right? And you're and basically say, Hey, I appreciate what you're doing, because you're making me healthy. Right. Is that is that a good way to put it?

Baldo 01:48
Yeah, yeah. I mean,

Raad 01:51
you know what the people that understand how and what we're doing are definitely appreciative of what we're up to. It's It's definitely rewarding work, to say the least. Yeah, so it's just like, it's a matter of just like understanding the current ecosystem of the world and offering something that we need as a society as a community. So, for us, it's like, you know, we wouldn't know what else to do, based on what we know, now, you can't unknow you know, just you just have to fix once you know, you know, yeah, once you know, you know, you can't unknow and as much as you know, ignorance is bliss. Awareness is really important. And so we were aware of the current system and we wanted to provide a solution. Yeah.

Jon Mendoza 02:43
Yeah. And I don't know if I've actually asked you this, but when did that that idea start like when did all that Okay, so for people who aren't aware, there's a trailer we've mentioned plenty of times. It's on my freakin water bottle here. It's at x food, CO and It's like a Food Revolution that you're starting here in Austin, Texas, where you really care so much about the food that you cook and give to people that you literally went to Africa earlier this year to go find better food to serve in your restaurant. Is that correct? Yes, that's correct. Right. And so, if you thought about that in great detail, when did did this whole process to even create this Food Revolution? When did it start? It's a

Raad 03:27
great question. Thank you for asking that. Yeah, so for me as young as I could remember, well, I'm, I'm Calvin we're from we're the indigenous people of Iraq. And so when when I was living back home, we we pretty much like a whole food plant based, but we did eat a little a little like a little meat, you would get a little piece of meat on your plate. Mostly rice since two. So we ate pretty clean. We did eat some rice. And so learning about what we ate back home. And then once we move to America, and we were eating, standard American diet ingredients, the ingredients are pretty much all genetically modified. So we were all suffering as a family. And as young as I can remember, when I was seven years old, like being my first year being in America, I would eat whenever I would eat, I would, I would feel pain, I would feel sensation that wasn't comfortable. And a lot of it came in my joints. So when I was seven years old, I would wake my mother up in the middle of the night and be crying because of my joint pains. My knees were really, really painful most of the days because the now the Now I know why. But back then, it was because we were eating genetically modified stuff. We were pretty much like on welfare like food systems. So we were getting stuff from government assistance. And so when we were young, we didn't have organic vegetables most it was mostly like, you know, modern grains and canned vegetables sometimes, you know, most of the time my mother would cook some, some vegetables that are like fresh and from from produce. But when we first came, we were eating, we were we were at the mercy of whatever was being fed to us. And the welfare system is definitely not a good way of nourishing your body. So as young as I could remember, I had issues with digesting food. And until I was like, probably in high school where where it really became a problem, I would get acid reflux after each meal, and every meal, sometimes two or three times a day, and then I'm just like suffering all day, every day, and not knowing what to do about it. And so when I I was like, courageous enough to tell my mother because my mother is just like a worrying. You know, she worries like any other money. Yeah. So you know, I don't want to tell her anything until like, I have to share this with her. So I eventually shared it with her and I was like, hey, like, I'm getting really bad acid reflux. I'm getting heartburn. I would watch my though, like my older generation and our families. They would all be popping Tom's like after each meal. Tom's Tom's and I never understood what they were doing until I became like young like old enough to start popping.

Baldo 06:38
Baking soda.

Raad 06:40
So that's like alkalizes the body and so so I would take a lot of times and then eventually, our family doctor prescribed us acid reflux medication and so we would all as a family everyone after after the meals, we deserving them. Thank you And so, just like going through that is like, you know, it was so, so awful of quality of life and, you know, like, sometimes I wouldn't, I wouldn't even want to eat because I know like, the discomfort that I'm gonna, that's gonna follow with with eating so. So then like, as I became a young adult and you know, entering the workforce right after I graduated high school, my father was very like discipline and like very, like, tough in a in a healthy way, I think for me, and so he he, he was like work you got to work you got to work so it's like the I graduated on Friday and i and i was joined the workforce on on that Monday and pretty much worked every day. And so, as I was working, I started my my life into the supermarket industry. I got into produce I was doing you know, produce packaging. And like I would help fill the counters and like stop stocking and it was a really cool job. And so that was like man I was like man I love supermarkets I love being around food I loved I just like for me it was like it was a perfect beginning to my to my like workforce life and

Baldo 08:20
so would you join in to help your mom cook whenever like family dinners and stuff like that? I'm

Raad 08:25
not really like cuz we're like being indigenous to you know, we're indigenous people. So we like everybody pretty much has a role in the family. And so for us, it wasn't like cooking was more of like my mother did most of the cooking my father would help. When we had events and we were we had gatherings my father would be in the kitchen with my mother. But mostly it was like my sisters and my mother cooking and we would basically be helping with like cleaning everyday. We did a deep clean in our family like every like sure when when we were growing up Every day was the deep. You know, like now that now that I'm an adult, I'm like, man, like, back in the day, we used to deep clean every day now, like we do a deep clean at our house like once a week. Yeah, we can maintain it throughout the week. But it was cool to see that. Well, how many siblings are you? were five all together? Oh, that's cool. Yeah, we and we have 10 nieces and nephews.

Baldo 09:22
So then like your passion for cooking came from like first working at the grocery store and stuff like that. Yeah.

Raad 09:27
So yeah. And so it, it compounded into that because of the discomfort that I kept on feeling. You know, my acid reflux didn't go away. And that was like a big part of like, why I started like really focusing on what to eat when not to eat. And so when I was when I joined the workforce a few years into being in the workforce, I I try and transition careers I went into telecommunications and my brother and I owned a telecommunications store, and he wanted me to come come on board and teach me he was going to teach me how to run the store, he was going to teach me basically the whole business and become a phone technician. So I became a phone technician, I learned the business and I went into telecommunications, that kind of led me into a path of like, you know, kind of neglecting my house because I was more focused on becoming successful. I, I was really focused on becoming a successful entrepreneur, I was given this opportunity. So I kind of like was was gonna be successful at all costs. So that's part of like neglecting my health and went on the path of, you know, exploring. with alcohol. I definitely went I had a couple of years where I was exploring what that felt like and it was very it was very important journey of my life. So when I was in my early 20s, I was kind of lost. And, you know, like, everyone told me what I needed to do. Like you need to go to school that you need to own a business. You know, I became a venture, I've eventually became a partner in one of the telecommunication stores and in East Lansing, Michigan, so I, you know, I was in we, and we became number one in the country at one point and so everything that everyone is asked of me at that point in my life when I was 2324 years old, I had done it. And at that point, it was like, okay, I've done everything everybody's asked. Now I need to focus on what rod needs sure about us. Yeah, and thank you. And so, when on this journey, you know, it was it was very powerful. I used a lot of plant medicine, in this transition of my awakening was was a very powerful transition. And it was almost like daunting. Cuz you know, you're leaving a successful position for uncertainty and like a lot of pressure from your family, like, what are you going to do next? What are you going to do next? You're making this much money now. Like, why would you leave that and this and that and so I said, I don't know.

Jon Mendoza 12:22
I really can't tell you I think it's a good idea.

Raad 12:24
And like for me, it's like, you know, the more I went plant based, like I've met a few people during that transition that were vegan and I never even knew what that meant. You know, like, being programmed to think that you need a piece of meat in every meal to feel nourished or full. So I was like, this is so much awakening happen in my early 20s that it was like almost overwhelming but i but i, but I was like embracing the change and it was fast paced and I needed to keep up or else you know, I was feeling pain and because We there's pain and staying the same. And there's pain and growing. Yeah, yeah. And either way, I was feeling pain, like I was trying to hold on to my old life, but then it was like, it was like some divine, like force of nature was pushing me away from this and was like, No, you need to go this way and just surrendered to what needs to be done. And so realizing, like, Hey, we're being poisoned by the food system, we, you know, there's not much of a, you know, of a healthy option. There's fast food restaurants, every corner. You know, most supermarkets have, you know, processed highly processed food. So, you know, like, the only things that really nourishing us is in the produce department, if you want in the produce department, because even you know, even animals that are domesticated are not natural. They've been, you know, domesticated, you know, to be farmable, to meet tameable to be slaughtered to be profit. Yeah,

Jon Mendoza 14:01
yeah, I would. Yeah,

Baldo 14:02
yeah. So that's interest. So three things. I'm gonna try to tie. Yeah. GMOs. Yeah, rice and your acid reflux. Right. At some point he figured out that something was causing all this acid reflux, right? Yes, you don't use rice at a teaspoon?

Raad 14:17
No, we don't use any modern grains we use only qinhuai which is an ancient grain and spout and spout is also an animaker spell tortillas that are

Baldo 14:27
fucking amazing. But But going back to the GMO, it's funny because like people like Bill Gates will say, like, GMOs are the answers to feeding the world. Right. Yeah. I mean, why is that not true?

Raad 14:39
Well, it's a great question because so so the human body, no matter what you're we're in, we're in 2020. We have iPhones we have like technology we can pretty much like, you know, we can talk to people on our watches, like there's so much advancement that's happened in 2020 Regardless of all those advancements, we are still a part of nature. And so, no matter what happens, no matter what year we're in, we still have to follow mother nature's law in order for human beings. And so part of that is we have a specific food system that's designed for the human body to nourish. And so just like a gorilla, in its nature, is in the jungle, eating fruits, vegetables, twigs, and maybe some insects, that gorilla that's their food system. And they're eating that every single day. And you have a polar bear that's in a totally opposite environment that is, you know, is not around plants. Mostly, it's mostly around ice and cold tempered environments. So they need more Fat in their diet to stay alive. So the polar bear also has a specific food system that's designed for their body that makes them thrive. And so the human body also has a specific food system that's designed for us to thrive on and has and genetically modified organisms, whether they're vegetables or it's or it's a modern day cow. Those two are not a part of nature. And so, we cannot create something humans, humans cannot create something to nourish the human body. Nature did that for us. And because we evolved with it,

Baldo 16:41
yes, right. Like we grew into that I always talk about like with the gut system, like people, you know, like not allergies and stuff like that and they get so produced and processed, that they tend, I call it the evolutionary like just speed right because it's like, you farm all these nuts or whatever. And they're just evolving quicker because things evolve all the time. But we're not evolving that quickly because it's still the same gut I would need to like then produce offspring, who then produce offspring who then produce offspring that has now evolved to get this new nut.

Raad 17:16
Yeah, well, even, like, even when you have like your seven generations down, they're still gonna need natural food. Yeah, so regardless of the evolution of seven generations down even 20 generations and 2020 and aren't what 2222 they're still gonna need natural plant to nourish our bodies.

Jon Mendoza 17:39
Yeah, I like how you said the technology. bit like if you I was watching this masterclass last night I've been fascinated by he's an FBI negotiator. So he's the guy that talks to Chris. Yeah, it's incredible the way he like just, you can control a whole situation right just by the time tone of your voice. But you're going back to the technology and all that as well. You know, this kind of ties into something he said, You know, he was talking about negotiating with someone over like, like local allocated funds for like, sidewalks and streets and all that. And he was playing the role of a politician, other person was the other politician arguing against using that money for streets arguing against the idea of using it to fix the roads. He wanted it for public education. And the reason why he's saying look, that's in the long term. This is what's more sustainable. Like, if you do the roads again, you're gonna have to redo them again in a couple years, right? So we got to pay more money to do that again. And I was thinking about, you know, things to ask, you know, before this, and you know, one of the things I look at is what you just said, if we are already preparing to live on the moon or Mars, I'm gonna say well, why like all the technology in the world isn't gonna make you escape from wildfires in California or a hurricane about to hit you on the coast? Like, yeah, you can have technology to build like a bunker, but those around forever, like you can still do that. It's more of the idea of like, what do we still need after the hurricane hits? We still need food. So we got to regenerate make sure we grow food on this land, otherwise we're gonna have to just ship in everything in a box or a package ingredient. Louisiana is I come to like sugarcane. Right? A lot of farm down there. Sugar Cane can like regenerate the soil. Right? So imagine that the farms get wiped out down there. What does that do to the soil in the region around the coast? Right? Did the ecosystem is already compromised because of all the oil spills, especially the BP oil spill, which we're still feeling the effects from years later? Because imagine if you eat any of that fish, there's got to be something in that water that over the past five years, has evolved into a third eye or something right on a fish. I'm serious. Anything's possible. Right. Simpson satirize. Thank you. So the technology isn't going outrun the idea that I need to still grow peppers and tomatoes and I need to grow potatoes and I need to grow corn. Like I'm growing at my backyard right now I talked to a guy the other day that raises cattle for beef. And I said how do you expand you know even this guy is doing beef

Baldo 20:18
corns of grain right?

Jon Mendoza 20:19
Yeah, he's every 10 months I'd have to get more land because I can't get more animals right that's not that that's not the solution. But the technology and the American Society thinking it's like we'll just get more say no don't get more use what you already have. Well we already have here is everything was given to us we're screwing it up. Right and what will happen is the architect higher power God will wipe it out and say we'll start again me It goes back into biblical times of Moses for crying out loud right I mean, a flood came in said we're take two of everything. And we're going to wipe out everyone cuz all y'all are sinners. That's essentially what he would do right now.

Baldo 20:57
Yeah, right. It's just Earth rebalancing. And so

Jon Mendoza 20:59
and that's all It is because nature always wins. Always, nature always wins. And we haven't figured that out. We think we're smarter than nature. We think we're the best species ever term this earth. I say, dinosaurs were like here for millions, hundreds of millions of years and then how they get wiped out. They got wiped out by freakin Meteor. Right? Nature wins again. You can bicker about 5g and bigger about all you know, the GMOs and the vaccines and I'm really like, dude, that's there's something bigger than this.

Raad 21:31
Yeah, I mean, you know, the same goes anything man made eventually breaks. So, you know, with with everything that's, you know, the current ecosystem of technology like even just 50 years ago, the technology what technology looked like, then today is like, obsolete and like, what were we even thinking 50 years ago, but now you know, technology and 50 years, we're gonna look back at these days like, we were Are these things on our heads when we were recording a podcast? Yeah, you know, so the technology is always gonna be evolving. And it's always it's like, year after year, it gets obsolete. So as far as like technology goes, like, technology needs to stay in its own lane, you know, and like, stay in the lane of like, making our lives easier by keeping us organized, you know, communication, but when it comes to food, like we need to let Mother Nature be the ruler of that and like continue to lead us in the way that we were supposed to be led, and we're supposed to be eating foods that we're supposed to be eating, not because these, this farmer is, you know, maybe, you know, they're, they're at the mercy of, you know, government loans and in order for these loans to go through, they have to get crops from Monsanto and then you know, their crops may not work and so it regardless of like, you know, where we are going with technology and Mother Nature needs to be The way of like how we eat, not genetically modified crops from Monsanto, because it's making these people that own shares in Monsanto richer, or it's, you know, influenced by government policy that they subsidize these companies and you know, this corn is being fed to these cows. So it's genetically modified corn getting fed to the genetically modified cows and pumped pumped with hormones with hormones and vaccines and fortified with vitamins and minerals if you

don't mind me sharing, so I went to Texas a&m University and oh,

Raad 23:38
yeah, they're they're big.

They're big and I got an ag degree.

How Do You Health? Podcast 23:47
Wow, jam.

I, it was called

leadership and communications, ag leadership development and communications and so I took classes on chickens, equine science horses, entomology, amazing bug claws anyway. So in addition to that, I also took an NMR environmental class and in an inner and environmental class at Texas a&m University, they are talking about how amazing Monsanto is. They are the biggest employer of pulling people, students from Texas a&m into Monsanto. And to them, it's, wow, we had all of these communities that were just I mean, if it wasn't for us, maybe they wouldn't be here. Because we've we've genetically modified a grain that now feeds community communities across the span of a continent. Yep. Whether it's in Africa, South America, other places that I'm not mentioning. But I remember walking out of class thinking that's just it's very strange, but also I believed it.

Baldo 25:01
At the time,

yeah, at the time. And so here we are having a huge agriculture, one of the biggest in the world universities, but it's also teaching students to believe that there's like brainwashing these these. Right? And so then, you know, you have people believing these things, sharing these things working for these things. And then what happens to them? And who are they sharing this with? And who are they sharing this with?

Baldo 25:31
And then it's difficult right? Because if you're that student that just got hired by Monsanto getting an awesome paycheck. What do you How are you gonna argue against that?

Raad 25:39
Yeah, this is it's definitely it's definitely like a system that works for them. But doesn't work for like, like people that are actually for nature. what's what's crazy is you know, you have like, you know, the metal, the West Western Medical is a monopoly, you have to go through this curriculum in order to become a doctor. So, so that, that monopoly is also like, you know, forcing these students to be mis educated. You know, so like, to even agriculture students that are like, pumped about like wanting to change the world, you know, they're inspired, they are in it for the right reasons, you know, and just like most doctors are in it for the right reasons, they want to help and and yes, by product, you're gonna get paid lots of money, and you're gonna live a comfortable life and you can live in Westlake and you can have a home on the lake, you can have a nice pass law you can have a nice home life beautiful thing. Yes. You know, so it's definitely, you know, a beautiful career from the outside looking in. But when you look at like the current system of like, the western medicine, it's it's phenomenal for surgery. It's phenomenal for trauma. It's is phenomenal for emergencies. But when it comes to like quality of life, when it comes to like lifestyle diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, you know, these diseases could be eradicated by just eating a cleaner way. And it doesn't have to be plant based doesn't have to be keto doesn't have to be paleo. It's just a matter of eliminating the genetically modified foods from from the food from from the from everyday foods to more natural foods, and we don't need a whole lot of it. But to go back to like these students that are just being Miss educated, because, you know, there's a lot of money being subsidized by Monsanto to Texas a&m. There's millions of dollars funneling So, you know, when when there's millions of dollars, just like in 1920s, where millions of dollars were being flooded into the universities to standardize the medical curriculum. You know, the same thing is happening now with Monsanto Monsanto's. So super wealthy company, you know, and so this is like, you know, this is like the this, the situation we're in, you know, like the truth is the truth and the truth will set everybody free and people resonate with the truth. It's just a matter of like educating people and sharing this with people. And one thing that, you know, like these, you know, really powerful propaganda machines, they understand that if you want to inspire someone to do what you want them to do, you don't do it through lecturing them you do it through a through entertainment. Yes, you know, so like, they make things look good and like make it flashy, and this is a way of life and you can have this much money and you can live this luxury. Well.

Another interesting fact is I remember when I was entering and as a freshman, so Texas a&m, I loved the school. I'm not discarding anyone who's listening. It was an amazing experience and wonderful people. But there The biggest the CIA pulls more people from Texas a&m than any university. So when we would show up for, I guess, seminars and let's, you know, tour the campus, they would highlight how amazing it was to be a part of the CIA. And how and how, and they would tell us these stories. So like, everyone is just like super excited. Oh, maybe that could be me. Yes, of course. And so what are these ties then? Monsanto, ci

we thinking

Jon Mendoza 29:38
about that back in,

I said, I probably up until two months ago, that probably wouldn't really have crossed my mind to be honest. Yeah. But now that we're sitting here, it's interesting how like, old stories and old like, old pictures of the past pop up and it was just something that I thought I would share and I think that a lot of these things can be glamorise. Yes. And it is exciting. So rather than thinking inside out, we're thinking outside and when, you know, Tesla can make me happy, like, really good.

Baldo 30:14
Well, it goes into a whole different like we talked, we just mentioned brainwashing, but it's a here in our, in our, in the clinic we talk a lot about gut health and all that right and learned recently that that Well, we've known for a fact for a long time that things like, you know, you make more serotonin in your gut than you do in your brain and you like but 95% or something like that. But what's crazy about it is that our we don't make a lot of neurotransmitters most neurotransmitters are made by your gut bacteria. So if there's been if there's genetically modified bacteria in your gut, could it be programmed to make you think a certain way?

Jon Mendoza 30:51
Yeah, it totally. Um, what is the play on that is the microbiome that's in your in your gut? There's a microbiome There. And I think there's a weight. If you're trying to, like jam the signals, you're essentially trying to like, cause dysfunction within your own internal communication system. Right? And I think what? So if you have a business that does that, and no one really likes does that then it's very hard to like, think about how can you track the long term effects of it. I had a friend asked me, they said, so everything I've read on Monsanto is that it affects the farmers like when it comes to like cancer, it's the farmers this issue, they haven't had any studies on if the consumers have gotten cancer from their food, and I said, Yeah, that's a good point. I see where you're coming from. Right. She said, it's a good read a valid point. And I was like, but I don't think one like you're gonna find studies that prove that because one is bad for business and then two, it's really hard to track that because it's something that develops over time. So it's like you plant the seed, right? You just kind of throw that in there a little bit. It builds up over time kind of overwhelms the system and it comes out in different ways. But these people understand compounding interest. And it's the same thing just Well, it's it's, it is, it's a very, I think it's a very condescending way to make your money. Sure. I think that's the gentlest way to put it. Because if you look at the major corporations, like you talk about Monsanto, they were bought by Bayer. And then you have like, DuPont. And then if you have a couple of other major chemical companies, they're the ones that are making these things that essentially ones that whenever you create a new patented like chemical compound, I can't tell you a study for it 10 years from now about long term effects from it, because it will come out in 10 years, what's been showing up and there'll be side effects that we didn't think about. So it's very easy to move past the fact to say like, well, your stuffs dangerous. Well, you know what, there's no studies this show that it is

Baldo 33:01
yeah. And by the time that that happens, there's billions of dollars being made. So it's kind of hard to

Jon Mendoza 33:06
know the people who govern the govern, okay? Cuz like with like food. There's, there's one government agency Really? Well, there's a couple, but then like with medicine or there's like a couple as well. And then like with like clothing, there really isn't right with with like, skincare products. There's really not like there's a handful for some, but like, there's not a whole lot of regulations. So whoever is regulating what you would report to, they're gonna come around and tell the companies you need to clean up your act, would that be the EPA? No, because they're going to the original source. And their whole job is to be non biased. The idea is just to tell you like, these are the facts what we're seeing from our environment. There's this much this in this soil. This is much this in the air. So they're testing what the side effects are from all these chemical plants and businesses making this stuff. So it's a checks and balances, but but they're not really regulating what you You producer, but they're not stopping them. Because the thing is, is that most of them, if they say you're you need to clean up your act, then you have to prove you're clean up your act. So then what they turn around and say is like, Okay, how do we prove and give us any proof to show that you clean up your act? So imagine it's like, well, here's a research study. The research study says, We test these at these levels, and everything is okay. Well, they say it's okay. Well, we'll go and do it. We look and say, Yeah, I guess everything's okay. And then if there's little hush money involved, then essentially you say, okay, all these studies are funded by the companies that are in trouble. So why would they have a study that comes out that goes against their product, but every time you look at even a medical article, it's the same thing funded by financial disclosures funded by and so it's like how can I trust a pharmaceutical medicine that's funded by the studies by funding it's a study funded by the company that's in it to make a profit this past quarter 2020 record quarter for insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry. And I haven't heard someone say that the prior authorizations are down in insurance and prior authorizations are like how you get like MRI is approved and bloodwork approved and stuff like that. And they were told that they're like pretty much told to deny, which means that all the elective surgeries and everything that was cancelled this entire time. They just kind of went there. And then people would actually needed stuff. They were told by the insurance company to say no more like no, we're not gonna pay out so they're just collecting premiums and their record, profits are going up higher and higher because they're not paying out. Insurance is not in the business of paying out.

Baldo 35:47
We know we know. I mean,

Jon Mendoza 35:49
that's that's that's any insurance though, right? regardless of anything, their job is to make sure that they hold on to retain earnings, but make sure that you pay a premium just to have that insurance there just in case

Raad 36:00
Yeah, I mean, you know, we can, we can all agree that most insurance companies are in it for pure profit, they're not really in it to heal people, they're, you know, most most, what happens typically with most people that are in the insurance. You know, Empire is like when they're 18 years old, they're paying a premium until they're about 60 something years old. And then when they're 60, something, they switch to Medicaid. So from them being a young, healthy person, to them being to them being in their mid 60s, that, you know, the chances of them getting sick is probable, but it's not as probable as them being 65 years old or older. You know, 65 years old or older. Now, they're on government insurance. So they collected a premium for 40 years on healthy people. And then at the very end, they're like, Okay, see you later. Now, you know, the government isn't responsible for you. So government, the insurance Companies is, you know, we need a free market with with the insurance companies and and we need and we need all the way through. Yeah, all the way through I mean, you know, especially like, you know, when we go to a hospital, you know, there's like no, like, there should be like a menu of like what things cost, you know, so you have some transparency which now you know, you know, one, you know, one good thing that's happened this year with the executive order that Donald Trump signed is that you do need to have that transparency.

Jon Mendoza 37:31
And he I saw that, yeah.

Raad 37:33
And so that's, that's, you know, hey, like, we're moving in the right direction with the medical like, This prevents, you know, like, excessive billing, you know, like, maybe this insurance company they know, will pay out this much more and versus this insurance company. So, you know, there's, there are ways to maximize your profits when you're dealing in that way behind the scenes. But now like when you're fully transparent, and you're telling People Okay, like we'll charge $3,000 for this care. And you know, you want to pay for your or we can bill your insurance. Or if you know most people that, like I have a good friend of mine doesn't he's not insured. He, he's like, look like, for me, I'll pay cash for all my treatments. He said, it's for me, it's cheaper to pay in cash, because when you go and you offer cash to these medical establishment, they're gonna give you they're gonna charge you a fraction. Oh, yeah. And the reason why they mark it up so high is because most insurance companies, you know, it's like a it's a game. It's a gap, you know, you only get paid so much and so like, I have to, like maximize their payout. You have

Baldo 38:42
to have a billion person and yet like, you know, it's Yeah,

Raad 38:46
yeah, yeah. And so, you know, we can all agree that like the current system of that's in place right now needs some reason. Yeah.

Jon Mendoza 38:57
But But I think that's why you're approach towards making a change is, is very. It's powerful. It's a non violent protest.

Raad 39:07
Yes. So So for me, it's like when, when when I realized, like, Hey, I'm, I'm, I'm being pimped by the system. You know, like, I'm 23 years old. I'm trying to figure it out as a young man, we're all confused when we're when we're that age. We're like, not really grown up yet. We're forced to grow up, or like, we were like, still, like, mentally like a child in my mind. I'm a mentally a child. So I'm ready to like, still have fun, but that you started you got to figure out what what to do as a young adult. So for me, it's like when I when I had that revelation of, hey, our food system is poisoning guys. That was my protest is like, how can we protest this? We create another solution. We create a solution for people So, you know, for us, it's like, yes, we can, we can march and we should March about this. Everyone should be pissed that we're being poisoned hundred percent, you know, and like, the one thing that we need to just we need before we move on to another subject. What I want to talk about is like the human body, when we went back to what I was saying, like no matter what you're we're in, we're still a part of nature. The human body, you know, is made up of 102 minerals. And so when we, when we eat, you know why we drink water is because we're replenishing one of the minerals elements that's makes it that make make up our body, water, and then why we breathe in oxygen is another really, really important part of our body. And oxygen actually heals the human body. So the deeper we breathe, the more oxygen the body gets, the faster we heal

from your lifeforce. like they've been lifeforce. Yes, what it is, yeah. Hundred percent.

Raad 41:00
Yes. So. So when we eat genetically modified food, the the molecular structure of the ingredient is incomplete. Number one, number two, it doesn't know how to pull the minerals from the soil like a natural wild plant. And so when we eat food that does not, that does not come from nature. It does not know how to assimilate in our bodies, our bodies, it's foreign to our bodies. And so what happens is when we eat something that does not assimilate in our bodies, it stays in its same format like in the matter, it doesn't change. When we eat natural food, it forms into our blood, and then it becomes our origins it becomes our bodies it becomes our choices becomes our thoughts becomes us. So So, natural food assimilates genetically modified food when we eat it, it doesn't know how to assimilate. So what happens is it forms into plaque. So it forms into inflammation. You know, so it's that's where inflammation comes from. Yes, it could be from other chemicals. You know, our air is constantly getting poison our water is constantly getting poisoned. But at the end of the day, if the ingredient if the plant does not come from nature, we do not know how to assimilate it. And it forms into plaque. And it forms into inflammation. And it forms into a mucus like substance. And so what happens is the human body needs oxygen, especially our brains. And so, when we're eating genetically modified foods, the food it basically circulates in our blood and then and then Like landing somewhere on the body. Sometimes it lands in your joint. And sometimes it lands on the brain. And so when it lands on the brain, what happens is it starts to suffocate the brain of oxygen. And so when it starts to suffocate the brain of oxygen, that part of the brain starts to die. So the way to remove it is, of course, we have to detox and like use powerful herbs that detox the mucus, the inflammation out of the body, which is typically genetically modified foods. So that's why we see we see so much so many of the older generation having Alzheimers and dementia, you know, like, even our democratic president is we're witnessing it as we as he speaks. He's forgetting the sentences because of the mucus that's suffocating his brain. So you know, and that's the reality of our today's food system, and So a lot of issues that you know we're facing in today's world is that we're not fully aware of why our mental state is where it's at why one out of three people are depressed is because the brain is getting suffocated from genetically modified matter. And so that stuff needs to be completely cleaned out of the brain. Because when once once we cleanse the body is when we fully come back home. Yeah. And right now with the current ecosystem with people eating, even when people eat organic corn, yes, it is technically organic. It's been it's been grown without pesticides, herbicides, it was grown with love. At the end of the day, that piece of corn is still genetically modified. And so we do not know how to assimilate corn.

Baldo 44:55
Same thing with bananas. They're all GMO,

Raad 44:57
not all so you have the burl banana

Baldo 45:00
Wipe the wipe the yellow bananas

Raad 45:02
while Burro bananas are can be yellow after they ripen burrow bananas if you look inside the banana you'll see that the seeds are noticeable. What anything in anything that has seeds in fruit typically you must eat it with seeds like seedless grapes and seedless melons. You know, those modified modified Yeah, and we don't know how to assimilate it and the concentration of sugar that's, that's in the composition of that is way more than what our bodies need. So it's just like we do like simplify this whole thing is we need minerals. You know, the human body needs minerals, and we don't need fillers, like people you know, when they you know, like, Monsanto will go and do a beautiful little presentation to inspire these college kids and say, Wow, well, these kids Well, I went to Africa, okay. I saw this and I saw is amazing how malnourished every single kid was, and guess what they were growing corn, okay? They have the most fertile soil in the world. They can grow. They throw a seed like this, and it's already sprouting in the air. That's how, that's how fertile Africa is okay? And so they can grow whatever they want. And they've been manipulated to think that corn is a good crop. Okay. And so one of the things that I want to also add on about the suffocation of the brain is what happens is when we eat genetically modified crops like corn, and unfortunately, you know, this was a bummer, but cassava is also a genetically modified crop. I know I'm sorry to burst the bubble of those chips. But you ultimately like If you want to, if you want to feel unconditional love for yourself, we have to detox the brain. The brain must be detox because why we feel even a little anxiety or paranoia. Those are diseases. That's not a normal state of being. Like we're not supposed to feel paranoid, we're not supposed to feel bad. We're not supposed to feel guilty about ourselves or, or shameful, that stuff happens because our brains are suffocating. And this is the sensation that the body is telling you like, Hey, we need oxygen. Either breathe, yeah, like give me oxygen, I need to breathe, I need my I need to feel my life, like in light and oxygen is life. And so, you know, one thing that I realized is like, you know, I, I observed, all the Africans that I witnessed through my experience of being there, and some of the things that they that I witnessed was, you know, the kids That are eating the corn and and one of the things that they've also been manipulated with is they that they are fed sugar cane juice. Okay and I don't you know you know I don't know what you guys know about sugar cane but sugar cane is a genetically modified plant and it is very toxic to the human body. So it's very much like a it's basically like you're literally putting a layer of glue and like sticky substance on the cellular body. And when the cellular body needs to breathe you know the way we nourish our body is we feed we need we must feed ourselves Yes, like we want to eat things that tastes good and we want to fill them we want to we want to feel full. But at the end of the day, why we do what we do, why we eat what we eat, why we drink is to feed the cellular body because the body our body, is made up of cells and we need to make sure that these cells are nourished. So what happens is, like these young kids, they go from nursing, you know, like babies, they go from nursing to, you know, to sugar cane juice. They don't go from nursing to, hey, let's, let's do some herbal formulas. Let's just drink lots of water. Let's eat vegetables, let's eat things that are from native plants. Like they, they were so manipulated that they don't even grow their own native food, most of the time. They're growing genetically modified crops because they're manipulated to think that this is better for them than the crops that they natively you know, they don't even need to have any attention. Native crops just grow naturally, like you don't need to go and, you know, water them and this and that's like, the law of least effort. Nature is abundant. We just get the fuck out of the way. things grow and things become available for us, but man wants to interfere wants to make money this and that, like the whole manipulation of the food. You know, it's like, we need to just get clear on what we need as human beings and we need minerals. And so when I observe these young kids, and what I noticed is our eyes, you know, our eyes, we have a white, the white, a part of like that part, if you look at most African kids, and even when they're adults and they're going into their older age, if you observe like the young, the babies, babies, their eyes are like bright white, they're like fluorescent, okay? But then as you see like five year old six year old seven year olds, nine year old, and then in them being teenagers, they're white, the white becomes Brown. I know you guys have seen this in your lives, where you you notice like, like somebody is Not darker. Yeah, it's it's yellow, dark brown. That's because the food that they're eating is not assimilating in their blood. And so what's happening is the mucus is entering into their eyes.

Baldo 51:17
And that's how you get cataracts and all that stuff.

Raad 51:19
Yeah. So, you know, like, yes, like, genetically modified crops, in the ideology of it, it's a great idea. But the execution of it is very detrimental to our health. And it's, it's poisoning people, it's poisoning Africa,

Baldo 51:39
what's crazy about is that we, we also waste a lot of food, right? So it's just like with our technology, we should be able to just be able to take the good food and and deliver it in a in a, in a better way or in a more efficient way. But I do want to mention something real quick for those people that are not like completely plant based or vegan. It goes the same for whatever if you are eating the meat for what those animals are eating.

Raad 52:04
Yes. So it's a great, great point. So, you know, I'm, I'm very much plant based I, you know, preach a plant based diet because, you know, I think that for, for overall like, happiness and like overall well being, you know, most of the nourishment is coming from plants in the, in today's time back back in, like a few thousand years ago why people would eat animals is because the animals would be eating their wild natural food. And so when they're eating their natural wild food, they're eating the minerals,

Baldo 52:45
and they're full of nutrients.

Raad 52:46
Yes, and so they're big, they become a reservoir of minerals. So their bodies are holding these minerals for us to then if we want to hunt and gather. So, you know, most, most most People back then they they ate meat because it was like they needed to nourish their bodies. It wasn't because it's a luxury, they're going to a steak house because they can afford that lifestyle. It's because they need it to survive. They need it to live this winter. Yes, yes. So, today the animals that are in the grocery stores, especially supermarkets, they're all mass produced, these animals are genetically modified. You know, I watched an interview with some kid from I think it was either Stanford or Harvard. And they asked him like, why don't you have sympathy for these animals? And it was like this vegan journalist, he was like, trying to like, have a debate about why he should care about these animals. And then the scientists was telling him why he didn't care about these animals. And so the debate was, you know, like, this vegan journalist was trying to have compassion. I was like, look like, why don't you feel for these answers? Animals. He said, because we genetically modify these animals, and we can massively produce these animals. He's like, we can make these animals. We can make millions of these animals. So to me, it's like, it's not a natural process. Exactly. They just become a lab made thing. It's not

Baldo 54:19
so sad.

Jon Mendoza 54:20
Yeah, another vote like you'll make another one of them. And then yeah, like 100 to 1000 chickens, that all the exact same that are all bunched together and they're just mass produced mass slaughtered. It's inhumane.

Raad 54:35
Yes, I mean, there's nothing natural about number one, nothing. There's nothing natural about agriculture. And there's nothing you know, natural about animal agriculture. Like in nature, everybody's doing their own fucking thing. And then, if some family gets hungry, and they can go hunt, you know, that animal is getting sacrificed for food. It's not, but they're holding it to like salad. And they're what they

Jon Mendoza 55:01
use in every part of the animal though. Exactly, yeah. For clothing, they're using that for storage they're using it for. I mean, they're,

Baldo 55:09
they're honoring it, right. There's almost like a sacrifice and you're making like a whole, like, you know, yes. Yeah.

Jon Mendoza 55:15
And then we don't get that anymore.

Raad 55:16
Yeah. Well, I mean, you know, because because, you know, it's, it's, it's, it's number one, it's very corrupt system. Number two. If, if people really gave a fuck about us, we wouldn't be in the situation we're in number one. Number two. There's a lot of corporations that have a lot of influence, that that can help us that can provide real information, like, the TV can give us real information about hey, you need your minerals. You should do breath work. You should do meditation, to do yoga, should do some movement should get some sunlight. You know, you should be in community all the time. You should talk about your feelings like empower us. We shouldn't have to like dig through millions of things to feel like something like hair. Yeah, you know, like we we should be, this is our natural God given right? To be healthy. We shouldn't be in the state we're in. And, you know, 200 million Americans out of 350 Americans 200 million Americans are chronically sick. This is not like a normal thing. So the problem is, is you have, you know, industries that are just like, basically like you, you take a young man, you feed him poison for enough poison, and then you send them off to the medical system. The medical system then sends them off to Big Pharma. Big Pharma sends them off to the next industry. So it just it's just it's such a vicious cycle of corruption just for the just to make money. Like, it's it's boggles my mind. Like for me like, when I made a lot of money in telecommunications, I was so like, lonely. Didn't I didn't have anybody to share that life with. I didn't have any friends that were making that money was very lonely. I was very sad. And so that's why I drink a lot. It wasn't that it wasn't a complete life. For me. It was it was what everybody asked me to do. It was what the world thought, what success look like, this is how you achieve happiness. This is how you achieve these things by having money. And so I got to that point, but those things didn't just magically be resolved. No, I had the same problems. So

Baldo 57:54
if anything just compounded even greater it those problems.

Raad 57:57
Yeah. And you're just like frustrated because Now you've ever achieved this point of like, his financial independence, but you're still having all these other issues that that, you know, that can be corrected from just having the right perspective. But like at that time you're being manipulated to think that your life is gonna be completely perfect. Once you achieve a certain financial goal.

I think what makes it even more frustrating is when you finally wake up, and you understand this. And then you become someone who is healing yourself. Therefore you are a healer. And you see other people stuck in this system, not seeing what they can do to empower themselves to take control of their life, their health, their decisions, and what they consume every day. So when you see people coming in sick when you see people coming in with acid reflux or depression, and it becomes so hurtful, or at least my My heart begins to break. Yes. And then what's even challenging, especially right now is belief is one of the most hardest shells you can surround your body with. So someone is believing in something. How does someone like us who heels, share that information with somebody else? it's nearly impossible.

Raad 59:23
That's the, you know, it's it's nearly impossible but very possible. Yes. Yes. Right. And so, changing human behavior is one of the most challenging things in the world, like, you know, you could become a brain surgeon, and it just takes probably 12 years, maybe longer to accomplish that versus like, you know, changing the world behavior. And so, you know, human behavior is is, is based on, you know, what they truly think for themselves is what works, you know, like, we have to deploy the more compassion for people that are blind to what's going on. because number one, they're mis educated, you know, they might have invested in a college education, that, you know, they're gonna die on that sword. They're not that, you know, like, even empowered. Yeah, and even if they know which, most most most informed medical doctors know, nutrition is a big part of healing, and, and still, they're not implementing it that much right. Some doctors are in kudos to those doctors and thank you for doing that. But most doctors are gonna put people on a prescription thing because they, you know, they, number one, their livelihood is on the line. They want to continue to pay their mortgage, their lifestyle, this and that. So we're operating from fear,

Baldo 1:00:55
yes, because they can lose their license and they don't follow certain Exactly.

Raad 1:00:58
So it's very regular It's you know, so. So number one, we have to deploy the utmost compassion towards people that are unconsciously, you know, hurting themselves hurting other people. That's the best that they know. And so one thing that I've realized is, you know, you can't change anybody, you know, it's impossible to change anybody and I've tried.

It doesn't work.

Baldo 1:01:35
Well see, the things that we've always focused on is making sure that we're educating at all points.

Raad 1:01:40
That's, that's, that's what we can do. Right? And so, you know, for us, it's like if we can be, you know, the example that we want to see in the world, right, that's first it starts with us, like, what do we want to see in the world and then how do we show up in that way? That's first and foremost, because if you want to inspire change. People want to need to see that firsthand. So then they have a model to look at and say, Okay, you know what, like, I'm really inspired by how he, how he's conducting life. Like, you know, we don't have role models, like I was raised in the Middle East, where we're men were so insecure, and they were programmed to be so insecure that violence and like, in like, power and dominance was a way to show that they that they were worthy of something, you know, so it's like, it wasn't them being calm and knowing deep down, that they're worthy, knowing that they are, you know, worthy of holding space in this world and holding, like taking oxygen from this life. And so, you know, that mindset isn't natural. What's natural is insecurity, scarcity, fear. So we have to work with people in like, meet them where they're at, and then empower them in bringing them to our side. So, you know, you know to help with with this situation, it's, you know, it's like people are on their journey. You know, I chose this life. You chose this life. Y'all chose this life. You, you knew you had a contract with God and said, Hey, you know what? I'm coming down to earth. This is why I'm coming down. When we're when we're babies, we don't know why we're here. We're like, confused, and then we're young adults, and then we're being indoctrinated. With all this misinformation and mis education that's irrelevant to our well being. We're being educated on, you know, like, the earth's core. And we've never been there. We've never ever we drilled Russia drilled 12 miles deep, and that was the farthest that anybody could go pass is 12 miles deep. But but there's a whole semester, year on on teaching us things that have never been factual. We can have the idea of saying like, Hey, you know what the the earth core may be this or maybe that, but we don't know. No, they have it in the motherfucking textbooks. Like it's a fact. It's like five layers. Yeah. And and they have it described, like, why, like, why are we being taught that we don't we've met doesn't matter? Well, exactly. Why aren't we being taught that the human body is made up of 102 minerals? No, like, I just learned that within the past five years, I had no idea that that was what makes up the human body. So, you know, we just have to, we have to just, you know, it for us in this generation, we only have such a short period of time on Earth. For me, like my personal journey with this is like, if I can, if I can help a few people get to a point where they're eating more naturally, and it doesn't have to be plant based it can be natural Earth based food, like, you know, deer, overpopulated deer, there are ways to eat meat sustainably, you know, there are ways to do it in a way that is, you know, in harmony with nature, like other animals do eat other animals. So, it just depends on the quality of what we're eating. So, you know, if we're going to eat animals stick to wild, Earth based natural animals that come from God, that we're not man made for profit, because what we're doing is we're eating greed. You know, like, at the end of the day, the energy is very dark in like, we then were like, in that mindset of like, more and more, but really, everything's within us and we're complete as human beings. We don't need more. For anything. We need less, less stress, less work, less problems, like less of everything.

Keep life simple. One thing that isn't really even taught either is how to breathe properly or how to breathe. I had a client who was a veteran. And he had PTSD. He hadn't slept, he had insomnia for coming home and say about 13 years. My first session with him, we just did deep breathing. I got an email from him the next day saying I slept for 13 hours last night. I have not slept in 13 hours in a really long time. I have never felt as good as I do. What happened? I was like, you were breathing. Deep, full inhale. Like we forget that. We have lungs that exists in the back of our heart. You know, it's not something that's just shallow right here on our collarbones. It's depth, and it's breathing that in x x accessing that life before It's given oxygen to all your, all your cells, your muscles, your connective tissues, your organs, everything needs oxygen. And I, I hope one of my things that I can give to people is realizing that power. something so simple.

Raad 1:07:21
Yes. And that's basically what we all like as craft. f as craft people, like we're just, this is like we're crafting a new way of, of offering a service to the world. And so the most important thing is we need to simplify and like come back to nature and like come back home and like what really works is is breathing in good water and minerals and vitamins. And so it's the matter of like, you know what, one thing that I like, totally, you know, have compassion for is like people when they're Transitioning their way of eating from like standard American diet to like more paleo or more keto in and they're like, what am I going to do to subsidize or substitute for a pizza? You know, like, they're like, worried about, like, how can I remake this in this new way of diet culture and this and that, and they're, like, worried about like, doing that. But really, like, forget everything that you were doing. And like surrender to what new possibilities could happen for you. And like new flavors and new recipes and new dishes and new ways of, of nourishing your body. We have to like, you can't hold on to the old shit and like, you know, in try to be a new person. Like, we have to go simple and like completely, like radically. Come to this new way of thinking and realize like hey, like Like even me, um, I was I was so confused. I'm like, What? Like, um, you know, I had really bad digestion. I had really bad Candida. You know, I had really bad acid reflux. You know, like, I was sick. And I mean, I'm a young man, I'm sick. I don't know what to do. And so like, I went plant based, really, I went vegan first. And you know, when you go vegan, you it's not that healthy. You know, like, you think you're being healthy so that Oreos are vegan? Yes. So like, you know, you're psyching yourself on you're like, Hey, I'm, I'm vegan. Now, I should be healthier, but like, I wasn't really feeling healthier. And so, ultimately, what it came down to is, you know, if I can simplify my way of eating and focus on the minerals that makes up my human body, you know, at the end of the day, like, um, I start my day with water. You know, metal All rich spring water. The next thing I do is I eat my CMOS, CMOS contains up to 99 of the hundred and two minerals that makes up the human body. You know, I, I follow that by more water. And then for lunch I typically have, you know, a very, you know, light meal, mostly minerals, so I make a big Samos shake or a smoothie that has organic berries, so in some nuts and seeds and dates and so my body isn't like, you know, craving garbage anymore. Yeah,

Baldo 1:10:36
was the same, the same? Sad, right? Like it's almost like if you're not eating the nutrients you need you're gonna stay hungry.

Raad 1:10:43
Yes. So So when you're when so one thing about oils and like, especially canola oil and like soy, soy bean oil, those oils. Of course number one, we don't know how to assimilate them. And number two, what happened? As it coats the cellular body and what happens is it it basically it's deprivation of oxygen for the cells. And so the cells are still starving, like even if we just ate a big meal, especially like one of those big vegan, you know meals that are like mostly soy and in St. Tan and like potatoes and like yes, it is vegan,

Baldo 1:11:25
like, like, what is it? What's the new Whopper the impossible

Raad 1:11:30
Whopper? Yeah. So all those all those ingredients, they they suffocate the cellular body, but within one to two hours after you've like digested some of it, you're really hungry again. So at the end of the day, those that that food, though it is overwhelmingly felling is not even 1% nourishing the body sustainable.

Baldo 1:11:57
Yes. So and then that's why we're obese.

Raad 1:12:00
Yes, part of that. And, you know, like, the state of the world is like, we're all suppressed. We're being poisoned, like, most people are sad, you know, like, genuinely like I was really sad and I was really unhappy with my life and, you know, even with whatever money I was making, like, at the end of the day, we're sad. So what what happens is we become emotional eaters. And so, food is emotional healing. And so especially if it's nostalgic, and it's like what your mother fed you and like, you go back into those times where you're feeling really lonely in that moment, you're vulnerable. And you remember like, hey, my mom used to make me maket macaroni and cheese. And so you you you go on your phone and you look for a macaroni and cheese that's available in the in one of those restaurants. That's a that's near your home, and you go and you eat that because you're lonely and you're feeling like you need some emotional healing. So, at the end of the day, like we need to deploy like the Most compassion for everyone going through this journey because what's happening is like, you know, we're sad. We're all isolated, especially now like social distancing, and you want to wear a motherfucking mask. You can't even see people's faces. Like, the current setup of the system is very dark.

The aura of the heart spreads six feet. Yes. So you're unable to connect. Yes. And you're right, the facial expressions, that's how we actually really, it's all about what's happening in the face, then verbals that's what attaches to our emotional body and our body registers verbal and nonverbal cues, and nonverbal cues are actually depicted there. Yeah, if you're missing nonverbal cues, it's almost the same so it makes it whole and if we're, I can't see your face. Oh, my, is that you?

Baldo 1:13:52

We can't stand close. Let's be afraid of each other. That is your whole heart. The whole idea of love. Yes is

Baldo 1:14:02
well gone well, there's so much mystical in in the human body right, I was reading this book on ESP. And they're doing these things where this test where it was like, they had these cards and some of these cards would have very lovely pictures or whatever and some of these cards had like horrifying pictures like people like opened up and all dying or whatever right and so they were like, flipping these cards and seeing how people would react. And then what they started finding out was that what they were really testing with these like nano fuckin video cameras was how fast like your hairs on your on your on your on your body would stand like how soon you would react to it. So what they started finding out is that the body's ability to have like ESP ability was like before they even turn the card. The body was already reacting. Wow. And it wasn't the same for the lovely pictures. They were just, you know, they were reacting but like It's almost like it already knew is coming 100% of the time. And we're talking about nano nanoseconds, right, which is fucking nuts. Right? Because then you think about it, but yeah, but I don't can't even figure out what's going on because I'm disconnected from what's going on. And especially we're being suppressed to like, just stay away. It's like Yeah, no, like, we have not stopped giving hugs here. Yeah. I love hugs.

Raad 1:15:24
Yes. That's how you build your immune system. Yes, it's, you know, I feel like we're living in the opposite world. with with with the current with the current. It's opposite recommendations from the World Health Organization in the CDC, which is a private vaccine company. And, you know, I don't know how much you have to pay to get a cdc.gov website, which is totally manipulative because they're not a government agency. So I don't know.

Baldo 1:15:55
Dr. tros, what I call it

Raad 1:15:57
to make that possible. But it's very very manipulative to go to that website because now we trust them. It's like wearing it's like wearing you know a doctor's gown and like a doctor telling you what do you respect? So when when when

Baldo 1:16:13
you're done with your

Raad 1:16:15
amazing I was feeling high Yeah, yeah so one second I'm gonna skip this off

Baldo 1:16:31
Yeah, no, it's it's it's pretty incredible what the body can create right like, yeah, we can create. The second thing that we focus on talked about education was being the first second thing is helping other businesses grow. And that's driven every single decision since day one. That was actually my reasoning for coming here. I was like, Look there, I'll come and help you and I'll give up everything I'm doing as long as we always follow these two principles like hey, as long as we're educating people and We're helping them grow because you really can't fight these big organizations, right? Like you can't gonna go, I'm gonna change it. I'm gonna create a new health care system. I'm gonna you can't beat that. Like there's been established, there's billions of dollars. The only way you can influence that, hopefully is by educating people and then changing the way they spend their money or Well, yeah, I spend their money on gas, right? And so like, yeah, that that is still my goal. Our goal is to create the new health insurance but we're not gonna go about it by trying to go from the top to the bottom. It's gonna be more about like a baseline people. Yes. And then going from there, and it's gonna be a slow process, but fuck, I'm not. I'm in no rush.

Yes. Yeah, you've

helped me grow tremendously with my business. Thank you. Yeah, I mean, it was it all started the day that I met you. Nice. Do you remember? When did we meet? We met October 11 2007. Yeah, that was the impact was the set. This was here. I was coming to get a shot. We met here. We met here. I thought Looking at a bar, no, we did not meet at a bar. I had just left that. I left a job that was emotionally abusive. I remember that. And I came in here and started sharing an idea with you. And you were like, well, I'm going to interview. Do you want to come in next week for a podcast? Then john was like, yeah, we love that. Yeah. So then I was like, Oh, okay. That's right. And this idea that I had with their city, and it just, it made me say, if I'm talking about it, I'm gonna do it.

Baldo 1:18:34
Well, I remember that because I was like, well, then we're gonna do a release on the podcast and you're like, Okay, and then, I guess you showed up and was like, Yeah, I got all this. You just had to?

Yeah, I got it together. And then a month later, I was putting together this really big opening of the launch of obsidian at a really fun, private, I guess, social club. On the east side. Y'all were a part of it. Yeah, and ever since then we've just been compadres. Yes. Now I now my studio is underneath your feet, who would have thought I had no idea that this this was even available, or I was even gonna be opening four walls or brick and mortar, and grow and growing. And so I meet you,

Baldo 1:19:19
you pronounce your teachers.

Now I'd be teaching teachers to do it,

leveling up leveling.

The fact that people believe in me and having people that believe in you,

Raad 1:19:31
and most importantly, believing in yourself. That's where that's where the courage. That's where you got the courage to begin the business.

Well, if I'm going to be fully honest here, I don't think I really started believing myself up until earlier this month, right? This month, excuse me this year. Oh, yeah, we've seen a lot of great bands, a transformation and it was almost like I had my people help lift me up and seeing What I wasn't able to see. And finally I started to see it. No. Having community is another is another really important factor in health. Well, I love like village. Yeah, it takes a village and call in like call in your tribe? Because they're there.

Raad 1:20:16
Yeah. There's their strength and asking for help.

Jon Mendoza 1:20:19
Yes, yeah. Because they're supposed to bring out the best in you. And if you don't know how to do it, then you will ask for help say, Hey, I have a problem. What do you think about this? And a lot of times, it could be the right answer. A lot of times, it could be something that you just say, well, maybe I just need to look from a different perspective. And if most people were just to own up to the idea that maybe there's something great living inside of them, imagine what it would take to accomplish that and to bring it out. I love inspiring others. I think that's part of the educational process is let me just educate you how great you are. Yeah, and I think I meet a lot of wonderful For individuals who don't even know how great they are, because I was in the same boat, I can beg, almost to hear every one of your stories because in this room right now you have a room full of entrepreneurs. And each one of you have your own story about self doubt, and imposter syndrome. And it doesn't stop even after you become successful, it still continues to be with you, because you're like, Why me? Why? Why not someone else? Right? And you say, but there's a path and like you keep saying there's a path. There's a reason why you're being pushed along something, not necessarily because you want it but because maybe there's something greater destined for you. And if you happen to pick up on the signals, and you look at the calling, you can see it just like you said before, those little things you saw in college, there were subliminal veers for you until you put the pieces together one day and said, You know what, wow, I never thought about this way. But what if, but, and that's how ideas come to be and play. You have to have space for it to be able to receive those messages. And so you'll never receive those messages. If you have your guard up. If you're depressed. In a way that you can't cope for the following next two or three days after you have your first episode, right, you won't be able to be a better educator if you don't get a good night's rest the night before, and you're not able to put the words together to inspire others. You can't come up with the cool new combo and the food that you know is going to inspire this some person to become a chef and open up the new chain of this and all that. So imagine even when you go to work every day someone comes up to you, and they are talking to you and all of a sudden, the light goes off for them. I met someone there at your work that was taking one of our supplements, and they're not from Austin. They just happen to see it online and like Oh, you're those guys? Is it? Yeah. What do you think about that? Oh, cool. I love this. It helps me get this bonus. Like that's amazing. Because that one little difference you made is that person's universe, that person's world. And then when you step out of your comfort zone that world expands. And if I expand my world with you, I step into your or I step into your energy Go. And I say I like your energy. I think it works for me. I think it gives me something back in return, that makes me better. And that's what's called a community. That's what's called a tribe is that you go to inspire, and be inspired by others. all y'all are doing are inspiring us to make us better, right? Because there's a lot riding on all this. We inspired you to go and create. And you're going to pass that trait to some yoga instructor, maybe educator 20 years from now, that says, I'm in the same boat as you, Jen. And you're going to hear your story over and over again. And you're going to love it. Because every time you hear it again, and you say, Hey, take this little bit of advice. And it'll do you Well, the one thing I've learned from countless, countless conversations with the most brilliant minds in the world, is each one of them really is concerned about their health.

Baldo 1:23:47

Jon Mendoza 1:23:49
And that health is a different meaning for everyone. mental, physical, chemical wellness. If I could balance all those things, I think I'm okay I'm able to equip whatever I have going to encounter This world, the cool thing is if you choose to embark on the path of greatness, you're going to stumble. And you'll have struggles. And you're going to have doubts. I think, eventually, 3040 years after you go through your path is when you're going to realize whether you are a genius or not.

Raad 1:24:17
Yeah, well, and the one thing that, you know, one thing that I want to add to that is, you know, like, the first, like, first and foremost is like, we need to, like, deploy unconditional love for ourselves. Yes. And, you know, anything that we do wrong, quote, unquote, you know, is definitely, you know, like, it's a lesson versus like, you need to punish yourself, you need to shame yourself, you need to do this because what that is, is just draining the energy of the human body. And so, we need to just deploy forgiveness for ourselves and like unconditional love for ourselves and empower ourselves on a daily basis because Cuz nobody's really doing that for us, yes, we can go to a yoga class. And we can be empowered by a yoga instructor or, you know, like a meditation of some sort. That's like the real affirmation of like, I am powerful, I am love, I am worthy. I am this and I am that. So, you know, one one important aspect in this journey of like, whoever is, you know, on this journey of entrepreneurship or independence, you know, to deploy the utmost compassion for yourself, and forgiveness and love and, you know, for other people, because when you can deploy that for yourself, you can deploy that with other people. And so, at the end of the day, this life is long, we're gonna meet those people again, we're gonna see many of these faces again and again and again. So you don't like how can we, you know, share something with each other without like hurting somebody or vice versa. And so, at the end of the day, it's like, we just have to be kind to ourselves because that translate needs to be in contact other people. At the end of the day, at the end of the day, we need to learn how to treat ourselves better. Yeah. And in turn, you know, the ripple effect of like, how that affects the world. You know, it's very powerful. And you know, like, I'm sure Jenna's impacted so many people's lives, you've impacted so many people's lives. And you know, this whole business has impacted so many people's lives. Many people come to our place and say, you ever go to them? Like, they were like a sister company? Yeah, like, we get the same audience. And so everybody loves y'all. And, you know, they say great things about you guys. And, you know, they feel empowered, because you're giving them the tool to, you know, be healthier, and you know, like, wealth, you know, health is wealth. And, you know, most people right now, the people that have money, you know, they're not really concerned about like, how am I going to keep making money? They're like, no, how the fuck am I going to stay in this earth and live a good quality of life and you're helping with that. So It's cool to see like good businesses come up and continue to do the good work. And, you know, it's it's nice to be a part of that community as well. And yeah, it's just it's just, you know, beautiful to be in this industry and to see other industries shine like you guys and you know, even yoga movement is so important for the well being of you know, the person. So, this is great. Thank you so much for having me. You know,

Baldo 1:27:30
where can where can they find you? Yeah,

Raad 1:27:32
yeah. So you can find me on my personal Instagram is RAD ma n s. Oh, you are. So that's rod Mansoor. And then our company is at x foodco. And we just launched a new new business. It's not really like a new business. It's just an extension of our business. It's it's c Mohsen company. We're working with this amazing app. African family in Zanzibar and Tanzania, and we're providing some really amazing wildcrafted sea moss. It contains up to 99 of the hundred and two minerals that makes up the human body. Just that ingredient alone. Sea moss single handedly changed my life.

I drink it every morning. Yes, every morning I drink it I have noticed a significant difference. I was one who was having to go to the bathroom all the time and drinking drinking drinking water all day. Now I am facie satiated and I'm getting the right amount and I'm and I feel bright and I feel like and yeah so grateful for you. I wouldn't be taking it. I wouldn't be soaking it. Almost.

Raad 1:28:47
Yeah, and I hate thank you for doing the process.

Oh, it's it's it's intense. My husband will walk in and watch me and I'm like kind of like holding my hands. I'm I'm taking it because I don't put it in smoothies. I don't really drink smoothies. I have a green And I just throw it in and I'm like, nothing's gonna stop me from being healthy. And

Baldo 1:29:06
if you like chocolate, which I love chocolate masika cows got a lot of which you can find it at x wiko has a lot of them has two tablespoons. Minimum. Yeah,

Raad 1:29:16
sometimes I'm like, I'm making it for people I'm just gonna taste it but just strong enough that it's gonna blow them away grimy,

how do I get it as smooth as this? Do I just lend it for 10 minutes

Raad 1:29:29
while we use a Vitamix, shout out to vitamin

Baldo 1:29:34
K get a good deal Yeah, yeah, but yeah, come come at Austin come to a TX boot code. They're not difficult to find because they're like in the main main area.

Raad 1:29:47
And I wouldn't I just want to say thank you guys for doing all that you guys are doing. You guys are really making an impact on the community. Hundred percent. Lots of positivity coming out of this establishment and a lot of people are much happier Because you guys are alive today. So, a shout out to you guys for putting all the work in and we love it, you know, and

Baldo 1:30:08
so it doesn't even feel like work.

Raad 1:30:10
That's the beauty of life when you're in when you're aligned with your with your path, you know and your purpose. Yes At times, it's gonna be annoying to do paperwork and stuff. But like at the end of the day, I'm sure it's super rewarding to see people's. Yeah, amazing. All right, well, thank you guys. This is the honey health podcast. Thank you so much. 

Raad Monsour also quoted, "no matter what happens, no matter what year we're in, we still have to follow mother nature's law in order for human beings."

"humans cannot create something to nourish the human body. Nature did that for us. And we evolved with it"

You can follow Raad at @ATXFoodCo on Instagram and check out their website here: www.atxfoodco..com

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Hosts - Jonathan Mendoza & Baldo Garza, Slenderella:registered:
Guest - Raad Mansour
Podcast production - Allison Wojtowecz (Flabs to Fitness, Inc. - www.flabstofitness.com)
Guest coordinator - Baldo Garza
Intro/Outro song - Benjamin Banger