What is today's sport elite thinking about?
My name is Vasily Jirov. I was born and grew up in Kazakhstan. Currently I live in the USA.
I am a professional boxer, and have devoted my whole professional life up to now to the art of hand-to-hand fighting. I know how to train myself, and how to refresh myself after challenging work-outs. I have studied the best methods and tested them on myself. I've gone through fight schools with some of the most famous coaches and have made a thorough study of the structure of the human body. I am acquainted with most modern sporting methods used to develop athletes to the highest possible performance level.
I've spent twenty years in boxing — the last seven in a professional league. Over the years I've managed to attain a considerably high level. I've been Champion of Kazakstan more than once, Champion of the USSR as well as of Europe and Asia, World Champion, and Olympic Champion at the Atlanta Games in 1996. I hold the world title among professionals of both the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and the North American Boxing Organization (NABO).
This message is aimed at anyone who may be interested in my career. I would like to draw public attention to our modern lifestyle and the question of how reliable our generally accepted dietary theories are. Do we have our priorities straight in the minds of our children? What goals are we striving for in life? Everyone has to find an answer to such questions.
My sporting experience has taught me that my body — and therefore my success in sports — is largely dependent on my mental condition. In addition, I have come to realise more and more the dependence of both body and mind on food and my life goals. In reaching out for new heights, I can't afford to stop, even for a moment.
It is against this background of accumlated knowledge and experience that three years ago I became acquainted with a book called Anastasia, written by the Siberian author Vladimir Megre. Its reason and logic greatly appealed to me. The book sets out in a simple and accessible manner some fundamental and yet at the same time very basic truths about how to restore and increase one's health, how to raise children, how to choose one's path of life on the Earth in order to achieve happiness.
I thought a good deal about what I was reading, and what it meant. The more I got into the reading, the more I discovered how deeply the words were resonating inside me, and I felt a whole new sense of conscious awareness take over me. I began asking myself questions which required immediate answers: What is going on around us? Why is mankind heading for an abyss? Why do we eat the way we do, and then suffer so much afterward from disease? All these questions I asked myself over and over again…
Today I have been able to answer many of these questions, and each passing day serves to confirm my conclusions, namely that the majority of human ills stem from an unnatural, destructive lifestyle and a wrong path that is leading people to self-annihilation.
The answers that came to me required an immediate course correction in my lifestyle. Since I could find no justification for continuing my old way of life, and feeling this new direction to be right, I decided to change. I decided to start living my life afresh! And that is exactly how it has turned out — no sooner said than done!
First things first: my eating habits gradually shifted to a regimen more natural to human beings. But this did not come about without incident. My family, my coach, my team, couldn't understand what I had got myself into. A boxer not eating meat? How could I perform in the ring without the energy provided by meat?
I could only prove the validity of my actions through practical results, and these proved greater than I could have expected. I feel better and better with each fight. Clarity of thinking, lightning-fast reaction, a strong tireless body came to my assistance. In 2003 I became the NABO World Champion. Once they saw this, they realised what I was doing. Thanks to God! Now both my family and my team are behind me 100%. Sure, there are a few unhappy people — like the doctors and my ring opponents! The doctors lost a prospective client, and the fees he brought in. My opponents feel the effect of my achievements against their own skin!
I have proved by example that much more effective results can be attained using natural food products — either growing in the ground or occasionally from animals (eggs and milk). I've been on this regimen for six months now. I've gradually been eliminating from my menu: first, red meat, then white (chicken and turkey), and have finally dispensed with fish products too. In the meantime I have been renewing and even expanding my menu with fresh fruits and vegetables, various nuts and dried fruits, chicken eggs and cereal grains: barley, semolina, oatmeal and rice.
I'd like to say a special word about the “Ringing Cedars of Russia” company and its cedar products. (I'm talking about the Siberian cedar, which is more commonly known in North America as the Siberian pine.)
Cedar nut oil is extremely nutritious, furnishing a good supply of energy for the day, and serves to quickly restore one's strength after a training work-out. Cedar nuts help build muscles. Cedar flour contains useful substances that can replace any protein. The benefit is magnified through the concomitant consumption of fresh bee pollen and good honey.
I put a lot of stock in contact with Nature. I love feeling the earth beneath my feet and have very warm feelings toward it. Mother Earth, in return, has been taking good care of us, supplying heroic strength and sound health. Now I know why it happens this way, but even when I was going by my instincts I had pretty good results. Every day I get to know myself a little better, I strive to reach new heights, but now with a greater understanding of the process involved!
My son has not eaten meat right from infancy, and already I can see positive results: he is developing more quickly and is keener of mind.
I want to establish a family domain where my children will live for generations, where I shall be happy and make friends with everything around me. I have chosen a path of creativity, and feel happy with my choice. I am a student of life, and want to thank all my friends, old and new — from Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Germany, America and Canada — who have helped me in this! Thank you for your understanding and support! Bon voyage, my friends!
Presented by "Source of Life Association", North America, May 30, 2006. www.SourtheofLife.ca