The coronavirus caught many Staten Islanders unprepared physically and financially. Savings and investments are being wiped out, while years of unhealthy eating have left many vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Today I’d like to focus on health. How can we prepare ourselves to be as healthy as possible when the next novel virus finds it’s way to the United States. The number one reason that we are healthy or unhealthy is the food we consume. Whole foods, those that grow in the ground or on a tree, Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts & Seeds are what our bodies are designed to eat.
Processed Foods & Animal-Based products create havoc in the body. In addition, we overeat. The human body requires only small amounts of Whole Foods to survive and thrive. Obesity is rampant due to overeating, eating an excess of processed foods, and Animal-based products. If you observe people that live over the age of 100, the common denominator is that they eat like birds. Their meals are small.
In the video below, Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, discusses beating Diabetes with a Plant-Based Food Plan inspired by the popular documentary, Forks over Knives.
This is the first in a series of blogs exploring the way that the health and wealth of Staten Islanders can be built up so the next pandemic isn’t such a shock to your system. In the next blog, we’ll take a look at the “wealth” aspect of the problem.
Ettore Mazzei, publisher of ThisWayonBay is a businessman, author, and chef. His book “It’s Your Right to be Fit, Sexed and Happy” teaches you how to eat, when to eat and how to stay healthy. During the Coronavirus Pandemic, he is offering the book for free.
Ettore grew up working in the restaurant & catering business from the age of 12. He graduated from the College of Staten Island with a Bachelors’s in Mathematics & Finance in 1985. In 1986 he started Chez Vous caterers from the basement of his home in Dongan Hills and caters parties at homes and businesses in the tri-state area. In Oct 1987 he rented the first floor of Edgewater Hall at 691 Bay Street. A few years later he added the party rental division to Chez Vous. In 1998 he purchased Edgewater Hall and renovated the first and second floors making them party spaces. Shortly thereafter he purchased from his tenant the cellar bar creating Dock Street Underground a live music venue. His creative projects include his CD Sweet on You, his book, It’s Your Right to be Fit, Sexed, and Happy, So Claim It, and he is developing a TV series called Business Underground. His record labels Hanz On Music and Dock Street Records has produced Method Man’s “The Meth Lab.” and produces 2nd Generation Wu projects.