Su is Pregnant, baby Dansu is due mid September 2019. We havent deceided on a name as yet …. looking for something with a Thai / Kiwi / Auzzie mix
Moonshine lady has gone south with Dansu & Lytafire to train with Richard Butler at Nowra. Her first 2 races in the south were not great but we are confident she is close to producing her 2nd win. Hoping for BIG things from Moonshine in the next 12 months.
Update: She raced 6th July @ Nowra 1100m and lead all the way to WIN by a massive 7 lengths. Next race will be at Randwick on 20th July, her first BIG City race.. results will be posted soon.
Lytafire … aKa JIMMY has gone down south to train and race south of Sydney. He has been training last 3 months with Richard Butler. First race was 1100m at Nowra NSW on 9th December 2018. Jimmy showed good speed to lead most of the way but lost it in the last 20 meters by a top Sydney horse that had sold at Auction in 2017 for $420 000 (The Runner).
2nd Race: Lytafire race 5 @ Canberra on 28th December. He showed good speed to get out of the barrier fast, went a bit wonky in the straight but still WON race the race. See race video.
3rd Race 1100m at Gosford, Lytafire lead most of the way but was pushed onto the rain in the last 100m and lost momentum. He showed good pace with the top speed of 74km. BIG things to come from Lytafire…
Update July : After a month of RnR, Lytfire is back training for the 2019 winter carnival in NSW. Next Race is next week.
Vsiona Playboy has stepped up to 1800m & had a HUGE win at the Sunshine coast in November. The track record @ Sunshine Coast 1800m is 1.48.86, Vsiona Playboy ran 1.49.94. see race video. Vsiona Playboy will have 1 or 2 more races in December & January before a well earned break.
Update July : Vsiona Playboy has done a tendon in his front leg, To recover he would need 12 months in the paddock. We have decided to retire him from racing and will look for a good home for him to live his life .
Dansu … Dansu has had 3 races with his NEW trainer Richard Butler. He seems to be struggling with the quality of horses in NSW. If he dosent produce a decent result in the next few races, we will consider retiring him
(New Horse) Findleton .. The MIGHTY FIN .. Now in training with Richard Butler in Nowra NSW.. more details coming soon
Su & I Brought a house at Gympie Qld.
We will rent out the house for 12 months while we save a bit more money in WA, I will continue to work FIFO at Western Australia for a while longer or possibly I will look for a new FIFO job in Northern Queensland.
Su will open her new “Thai remedial massage” business at our new house in Gympie Qld April 2018.
See New Website for Su >> Thai Remedial Massage Gympie
See Photos of our NEW House
UPdate March 2018
We have now relocated to Gympie Qld and set up a massage studio for Su at the House… 2 weeks Open and business has been good. I still have 6 weeks off intill I go back to work in WA… Life is GOOD @ Gympie Qld.
Update: July 2019
The move to Qld has been good, Su is fully booked most days and still working 7 days a week. I am still flying back to WA to work in the mines… Life is Good
DANSU wins his maiden race at Ipswich on 8th July 2016.
Dansu has had a rest since his 1st WIN & a change of trainers from Chris Munce to Darlene Duryea. He wont race again intill May – June 2017.
Team DANSU … Horse racing by Danny & Su
All of our horses were breed @ Vsiona Lodge (The Avison family farm) @ Gympie QLD Australia. See photos of our horses on facebook
Team DANSU Horse Racing
Dansu the horse
Dansu WON is maiden race @ Ipswich in July 2016.
Born 2015 … is growing well and should be ready to race in 2018. His race name has been registered as Moonshine Lady
Moonshine is a special breed of horse and has come from American stallion (The Factor). The FACTOR is the fastest shuttle stallion standing in Australia
Tui was also breed from the American stallion (The Factor) .
He will be sold at the Magic Millions auction in 2019
Leading bloodstock agent John Moynihan described The Factor as a rocket ship, he is the fastest horse we’ve ever had. Physically he’s a 15 out of 10. He really does have the physical presence to match his speed… Having looked at the champion race horses and stallions in Australia, his physical appearance and record-breaking speed are tailor-made for the Australian market.”
Buakaw has WON $200 000 as a race horse and has now earned his retirement from racing and is enjoying life as a show jumper.
See race stats for Buakaw
Shandian has recently retired from racing and is living a quiet life back on the Avison family farm @ Gympie Qld.
See race stats for Shandian
Vsiona Red has retired due to ongoing injuries.
See race stats for Vsiona Red
Team DANSU horse racing @ Queensland Australia ~ sitemap
8th December 2015
Su and I have now been living 1 year @ Perth Western Australia.
Su has finished her diploma of Remedial massage and is now working at Midland physiotherapy, I am still working at FMG Solomon mines.
We will decide in a few months if to buy a house at Perth or to keep saving our cash for the next Thailand gym…. update about this coming soon.
Life is Good, Living in Perth is Good !
After a year of injury’s and slack trainers, we have finally got Baukaw back to good form. 2 months of training with Mick Lakey Race team @ Brisbane and Baukaw has ran 1st place at Doombin race track Qld.
He was paying 33/1 for the win at the TAB & $41.000 as the race winner.
See race stats for Buakaw the Horse
Su and I relocated to Perth Western Australia in December 2014.
I picked up a GOOD mining job at the FMG Solomon mine @ the Pilbara Western Australia and Su is studying Remedial Massage at the Australian Institute of Fitness at Perth ….
Life is GOOD 🙂
Western Australia – Nothing less than AMAZING
It is not in spite of daunting circumstances that we grow but because of them
During my 12 years in Thailand I was working nearly 24 / 7 on the gym web site making improvements and updates. I was up at 4 – 5am most mornings to respond to e-mails, staying up till 3am after fight night’s to ensure fight video’s were online before I went to bed. It was an experience that helped developed my internet skills far beyond my expectations.
Since leaving Thailand in 2011… I have had very little desire to even turn on my computer. Other than updating photo’s to facebook, I have had NO motivation to work on any of my web site’s. Last year I was even considering selling some of my web site’s because of the lack of inspiration I had to develop them.
But shitty situations can inspire awesome solutions and I have come to realize that the disorienting storms of life are not just about survival but of learning to thrive when times are tough. It is not in spite of daunting circumstances that we grow but because of them.
It’s now 2014 … The year of the horse …. I now find my self inspired to move forward and work towards developing my skills and improving on my craft.
My first month back online has been a but rusty and remembering my way around a web site has been a little slow but I am once again back online, Back on the road less traveled, the road to new adventures …. HAPPY days .
I stepped out of my comfort zone and walked the path unknown
A journey of hope & dreams I’m on the road that is less traveled
Incognito is opportunity it looks a lot like hard work
That’s where my dreams become reality … If I choose to take that chance.
Poem by Danny Avison 2014
RAW EGG Energy Drinks
The Benefits from Drinking RAW EGGS
This web page is about MY experience drinking raw eggs.
I have written it as a guide to help others make their own decision about drinking raw eggs.
Written by Danny Avison 2014, updated again in 2017
As a kid growing up I LOVED adding a raw eggs to my milkshake.
In 2007 I started experimenting with raw eggs as my main source of nutrition. When I first started on raw eggs I was living in Thailand at a Thai boxing camp, I was training 4 – 6 hours a day and consuming on average 12 – 16 raw eggs everyday. My weight was maintained and my energy was HIGH.
It‘s now 2017 and I am happy to say that I am still drinking raw eggs EVERY day.
The first thing I want to mention is that since I have been drinking raw eggs (10+ years) … I have NOT been sick. No cold, flu or any health issues caused from eating raw eggs contaminated with Salmonella. I haven’t had a sick day from work for 10+ years.
How Many Eggs a day
During Exercise my rule is 2 raw eggs for each hour of exercise. That = 1 egg drink before training and 1 after training. If im cycling or doing 20km runs I might have 2 raw eggs before exercise as fuel to burn and 1- 2 eggs after the ride for recovery.
If im not exercising then I try to limit my raw egg consumption to 4 – 6 eggs a day. 4 eggs a day I can maintain / lose weight, 6 – 8 eggs a day with out exercise I would gain weigh.
How to test the quality and freshness of an egg
Place a raw egg into a glass bowl filled with water. A fresh egg (less than 7 days old) will sit on the bottom of the bowl. An egg that is 10 – 20 days old will float a little on one side of the egg but still be in contact with the bottom of the glass bowl. If the egg is bad or older than 20 days it will float.
Try to buy fresh free range farm eggs. The yolk of a fresh should be bright yellow in colour, the yolk of an old egg will be a dark yellow colour.
Refrigerating your eggs
Eggs have a membrane that coats the shell of the egg. When an egg shell is cleaned / washed the membrane is washed off with it and the egg will need to be refrigerated to stop it from going off. A farm fresh egg that has not been washed will not require refrigeration because the membrane protects the egg. BUT beware … an unwashed egg has contaminates on the shell such as bird shit. You should wash your hands after handling an unwashed egg or you may end up accidentally contaminating your food. ALL eggs sold in Australia / NZ / USA supermarkets are washed before they can be sold to the general public.
The most important factor when purchasing eggs, is to understand the labeling of eggs.
Pastured eggs – Pastured eggs come from chickens that are allowed to roam in pasture as nature intended. Chickens are not vegetarians, they are meant to forage for grubs and bugs in grass. While supplementing their diet with some grain-based feed (not soy feed) is a traditional practice, the chickens should also be eating grubs.
Free Range eggs – The term “free range” means that the hens have some access to outdoor space – even if this is 5 minutes per day in a gravel-paved lot. The chickens are usually de-beaked, given antibiotics and fed soy/grain-based feed.
Organic eggs – Organic eggs come from chickens who are fed only organic, non-GMO feed and do not receive hormones or antibiotics. The chickens must have “access to outdoor space” although this certainly does not guarantee than the chickens can forage in grass, as they should.
Grade A or B eggs – Conventional eggs, sold without any specific marketing terms, are from tightly confined chickens that often never see the light of day. They receive regular doses of antibiotics and are de-beaked to prevent them from pecking themselves or each other.
Cage Free eggs – This is a meaningless term and in no way ensures ethical treatment of the chickens. “Cage Free” chickens are usually confined in a packed shed and are also painfully de-beaked. They receive antibiotics and soy/grain-based feed.
Why are raw eggs so GOOD for your body ?
The fat in the yolk gives the body a HUGE amount of quality fuel. Fat is a better form of fuel than carbs and as long as the fat is un heated (un cooked) it can fuel your body during endurance exercise for longer period.
The nutrient’s in a raw egg is what most people are lacking to maintain good health. Our western diet of cooked food is nutrient depleted, mostly carbs and protein but majority of the nutrients are destroyed during the cooking process. Consuming raw eggs every day is like taking a NATURAL vitamin supplement in its natural form as nature intended… NO need to buy expensive supplements if you already have the real thing.
The main Nutrients found in raw egg …
- Folic Acid
- Omega 3
- Vitamin’s A,B2,B6,B12,C,E,D,K
The yolk is the most nutritious part of the egg.
The white contains protein, but the yolk has nearly all of the vitamin and mineral content. The egg yolk also contains the fat that fuels your body during exercise. For decades nutritionists have told us to favor the whites over the yolks, but now we have a better understanding of eggs as a food source, its now recommended that an egg is consumed as a complete package, whites and yolk.
Vitamin A – Vitamin A is only found in animal products, egg yolks are a rich sources of this vitamin necessary for balanced hormones. Since vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, it is paired with the healthful fats in the yolk so we can absorb it.
Vitamin D – Like vitamin A, vitamin D is another fat-soluble vitamin sorely lacking from the Western diet. The vast majority of individuals do not receive adequate vitamin D from sunlight.
Choline – More than 90% of people Australians are deficient in this B vitamin and one pastured egg yolks provides 35% of your daily value of choline. Choline supplementation has been shown to reduce memory loss and choline plays and important role in the body’s detoxification pathways, because it provides methyl groups to the liver which help neutralize toxins.
Selenium – Selenium is necessary for the conversion of thyroid hormones from the inactive form to the active form. Egg yolks are nature’s thyroid support supplement, due to the selenium content, vitamin content and healthful fats. (About 40% of the selenium is found in the white and 60% is in the yolk.)
Iodine – Iodine stimulates good health of the thyroid. Pastured egg yolks are a valuable source of iodine, with one egg yolk containing 27 micrograms of iodine.Vitamin B6 – Raw egg yolks contain a moderate amount of B6. This heat-sensitive vitamin is diminished with cooking, so consuming raw yolks ensures the maximum absorption of this essential nutrient.
Biotin – An egg provides about 25% of your daily needs for biotin. This B-vitamin plays a key role in skin, hair, metabolic and blood-sugar health. 80% of the biotin is found in the yolk and 20% is in the white.
Omega-3 fatty acids – Pastured egg yolks are particularly rich in omega-3 fatty acids, the anti-inflammatory fats so crucial to all aspects of wellbeing.
Take NOTE: The Oldest Person in the world (Emma Munro ) aged 117 at the time of writing this, has been eating 2 raw eggs a day since her early 20’s
My favorite RAW eggs drinks
(1) Milk, Ginger, Tumric … Blend together milk, ginger and fresh tumric. Add 1 egg and some freshly grinned pepper and blend again for short period. Heat in microwave for 30 – 40 seconds… This makes a Yummy hot milk drink on a cold winter day.
(2) 500 ml FRESH Coconut water, 1 table Spirulina powder + 1 table spoon of Psyllium husks, 1- 2 raw eggs
(3) Raw unpasteurized milk, 1 table spoon of drinking chocolate, 1 table spoon of Psyllium husks, 1 – 2 raw eggs
(4) 500 ml of Kefir Milk, 1 banana, passion fruit, fresh mixed berries, 1 table spoon of Psyllium husks, 1 – 2 raw eggs
Kefir MILK … It is a refreshing pro-biotic drink made from fermenting milk. When fermented kefir becomes more like a pro-biotic drinking yoguart. Kefir originated in the Caucasus Mountains many centuries ago.
Unlike yogurt you buy in the supermarket, kefir contains around thirty strains of good bacteria such as lactobacillus bacteria. Kefir has anti-tumour properties, It is an anti-inflammatory and is an excellent stimulant for your immune system.
Kefir grains produce their own antibiotics and is rich in minerals and vitamins such as iron, calcium, magnesium, folic acid, particularly the B group & vitamin K2.
Kefir slows the aging process and has many healing properties such as helping with heart and artery disease, lowering cholesterol levels and regulating hypertension & blood pressure. It assists your digestive system and heals the liver, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, gall bladder, soothes your digestive and urinary tracts and heals stomach ulcers.
Fermented Kefir milk combined with RAW EGGs and mixed berries makes for an AWESOME breakfast smoothie / meal replacement
Read more about the health benefits of drinking Kefir