Highlights - “Confession of a Kamikaze Cowboy” by Dirk Benedict
Of the A-Team, Battestar Galactica, Charlie’s Angels, etc.
Dirk’s “Old” Eating habits: Deer, Elk, Beef, Lamb, dairy, eggs, soda, poultry, sugar, chocolate, alcohol, honey, all flour products, coffee, all oils including unsaturated vegetable oils, salt, junk food, many chemicalized foods! Serious Prostate Cancer diagnosis was the result !
Dirk went to Michio Kushi’s 5 room cabin in his Northeastern New Hampshire retreat in June 1975 36 years ago & beat his cancer with a Plant Based Diet with:
• No: TV-Radio-Telephone-Books just Dirks typewriter & paper.
• Adjacent to Loch Lake – 1 mile long ½ mile wide in a builder’s collapsed community (Loch Lake Colony) or ghost town. Quiet place for a 30 year old actor with Prostate Cancer
• A Major Transformation occurred.
• Here is a BRIEF recap:
• Breakfast: Oatmeal, Light miso soup with wakame
• Lunch: Brown rice, lightly sautéed veggies, aduki or black beans cooked long & slowly with various kinds of seaweed added.
• Dinner: Same as Lunch (lunch was leftovers from Dinner. ALL cooked in heavy iron pots. Got veggies from surrounding area, concentrated on Dandelion & ROOTS sautéed in sesame oil, & a ginger compress.
• Stopped thinking did meditation – nothing else to do.
• Hours of walking - alone ! Found food as living things.
• Found out in the rain without his clothes that Life was special ! His new Baptism Re-Birth Started wearing less & less no one there nothing would fit 23 lbs in 6 weeks down to 152
• We all have cravings (chemically induced & maintained) from a premeditated system, run for profits, NOT health. ENORMOUS research into addicting us so that we “HAVE” to consume their chemically laden products (with minimum nutrition) that create revenue for the Medical system. One heck of a business formula for decades. Dirk strongly condemns the American medical system !
• Ignored wild strawberries – just got on hands & knees & smelled them --- Commitment
• Went thru a powerful & lonely experience – self exam-renewal-rebirth & the “Old” Dirk Benedict died & a new one emerged His new rule #1. - eat to live
• Dirk got older & felt younger Upon return his Mom asked “who was this 18 year old gal knocking on her door” (no haircut for months) Many asked if he was ok.?
• A-Team had a problem - Call from Dr. on his new preshooting physical call ASAP – Ins. Co had problem – as reports “now” were exceptional & glowing – Ins. Co does not ins. anyone with cancer.
• Weight now 132 now a total of 43 lbs. years later
• People thought Dirk was killing himself – he was “HIS OLD SELF”
• Kushi’s cabin was easy “no temptations” - in real world not so easy – he found out “how far out he was” – he couldn’t find his new foods Met Kushi who was thrilled – “another example of the healing power of whole foods, Mother Nature & “good behavior”.
Difference between Dirk & only that I learned about pH & had Verne, Dr. Zhao & Liz & many others. He only had Kushi. I was in NC @ 4,000 feet next to a lake Dirk was in the mountains of NH next to a lake also..
Dirk Benedict’s Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy lives again. The Internet is a wonderful thing. In the UK, Dirk Benedict - better known as Faceman from the A-Team & Starbuck in the 1970s version of Battlestar Galactica - turns up on a major reality TV show called Celebrity Big Brother.Â Along with other celebrities looking for another 15 mins. in the limelight, he is filmed 24 hours a day & Britain is obsessed with the show. Now, Dirk wrote a book back in 1987 called Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy about how he was diagnosed with cancer but cured himself by adopting a macrobiotic diet. This book has been gathering dust in 2nd hand bookstores around USA for the past 20 years…. until he mentioned the book on Big Brother and people in the UK flocked to the Internet to try and find copies. Recently, the book was No.3 on AbeBooks.co.uk’s bestseller list with Brits picking up copies USA.