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Monday, 29 October 2012

Miraculous Onions


In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu.
  Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't
believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several
years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmer's story...but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill... I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs. ..sure enough it happened
just like that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

This is the other note.

Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don't know what to blame. Maybe it's the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn't eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open.


I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist.

Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially-made mayo is completely safe.

"It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.

Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the ONIONS, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES.

He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator.

It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!). Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions.

Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Cinnamon and Honey

Cinnamon and Honey

Cinnamon and Honey
Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. It will do what some call turning to sugar. In reality honey is always honey... However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will do what I rather call "crystallizing".   When this happens I loosen the lid, boil some water, and sit the honey container in the hot water, turn off the heat and let it liquefy. It is then as good as it ever was. Never boil honey or put it in a microwave. To do so will kill the enzymes in the honey.

Cinnamon and Honey
Bet the drug companies won't like this one getting around.  Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:  It is found that a mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases.  Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.

Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients.   Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada , in its issue dated 17 January,1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:

Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also, those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada , various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours.   As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.

Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

According to the studies done in India and Japan , it is revealed that if Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ' Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu..

Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increase and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.

Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.

Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body.. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.

People of South America , first thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it! 

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Never Aluminum Foil for your next B B Q !!!!!!!

Never Aluminum Foil for your next B B Q !!!!!!!

Stop Doing This With Aluminum Foil

Stop Doing This With Aluminum Foil
A recent study has shown that heat causes aluminum from the foil to leach out into foods in significantly harmful amounts.1

Aluminum Accumulates in the Bones and in the Brain

The researchers found dangerously high levels of aluminum in foods after being cooked, reheated. The cause for alarm is that when aluminum accumulates in the body, it can lead to osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.
What’s more, Dr. Zubaidy, one of the study authors, comments that:
“The higher the temperature, the more the leaching. Foil is not suitable for cooking and is not suitable for using with vegetables like tomatoes, citrus juice or spices.”2
On the other hand, the researchers also noted that foil can be considered safe to wrap cold foods, since no leaching was observed without heating. They also did not find a difference if the shiny or dull side were in contact with food.

Aluminum Competes With Calcium, Weakening Bones

High aluminum levels in the body alter bone mineralization, matrix formation, as well as parathyroid and bone cell activity.3 Ironically, one of the most common signs of excessive aluminum accumulation is hypercalcemia or high calcium levels in the blood.
This happens because the presence of aluminum impedes calcium deposition in bone, thus leading to elevated blood calcium levels.3 As a result, PTH secretion, the hormone secreted by the parathyroid hormone, is greatly depressed.3 Additionally, chronic aluminum toxicity greatly reduces osteoblast population and inhibits bone mineralization, resulting in osteoporosis.3

Mounting Evidence Links Aluminum to Alzheimer’s

While the study is less adamant about the link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s than it is about the osteoporosis connection, it does point to evidence that aluminum is deposited in brain tissue. The researchers note that previous studies have found an aluminum build-up in autopsies performed on Alzheimer’s sufferers.

Protect Your Bones and Your Brain

In view of this, you really should avoid using aluminum foil or aluminum utensils for cooking. So here are a few simple steps you can take right away:
  • Never cook, hleat up, or place hot food on aluminum foil. Use foil only to store cold food in the refrigerator, or to wrap cold sandwiches. I use tempered glass pans. They are easily available in just about every supermarket or hardware store.
  • Avoid storing tomatoes, citrus fruits, or spices in foil.
  • Replace foil with wax paper if you wish to store food while still hot. Or use glass food storage containers. I keep a variety of sizes handy in my kitchen.
  • Never use aluminum pots or cooking utensils. Instead, invest in stainless steel pots and pans.
As you can see, it’s easy to avoid aluminum in the kitchen.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Βάλτε λίγη φιλοσοφία στη ζωή

Βάλτε λίγη φιλοσοφία στη ζωή

Ήταν κάποτε ένας γιατρός.
Μια μέρα φεύγοντας από την πόλη που έμενε, για να πάει σε μια άλλη
γειτονική όπου είχε δουλειά, συνάντησε την πανούκλα, που έμπαινε.
Σταμάτησε και την ρώτησε:
«Πάλι εδώ; Τι ήρθες να κάνεις;»
Και η πανούκλα απάντησε: «Είναι η σειρά μου».
«Πόσους θα πάρεις αυτή τη φορά;» ρώτησε ο γιατρός.
«Λίγους, γύρω στους χίλιους», απάντησε η πανούκλα.

Μετά από μια εβδομάδα ο γιατρός (έχοντας ενημερωθεί εν τω μεταξύ για

την κατάσταση στην πόλη του) επέστρεψε, και στην είσοδο της πόλης
αντάμωσε την πανούκλα, που έφευγε.
«Μου είπες ψέματα», της είπε.
«Είχες πει ότι θα πάρεις κάπου χίλιους και τελικά πέθαναν πέντε χιλιάδες !».
Κι εκείνη απάντησε: «Δεν είπα ψέματα.  Εγώ πήρα μόνο χίλιους.
Τους υπόλοιπους τους σκότωσε το άγχος και ο φόβος» !.....

Το άγχος και ο φόβος είναι περισσότερο θανατηφόρα από την πανούκλα, που βιώνουμε.
Τις περισσότερες φορές ο φόβος, 
μήπως συμβεί το χειρότερο είναι
χειρότερος από το να συμβεί το χειρότερο !.....

Στη ζωή μας βιώνουμε εκατομμύρια καταστροφές από τις οποίες η

συντριπτική πλειοψηφία δεν συμβαίνει ποτέ. Τις βιώνουμε μόνο στο μυαλό μας.
Συλλογικά και ατομικά όλοι κάτι φοβόμαστε: τη χρεοκοπία, την απόλυση,
την κατάρρευση του ευρώ, τους ιούς, τους χωρισμούς, μήπως πέσει ο
ουρανός στα κεφάλια μας.
Ο φόβος όμως δυστυχώς είναι το πιο αποτελεσματικό εργαλείο πολιτικής
χειραγώγησης. Το δηλητήριο, που παραλύει τη δράση και την αντίσταση
στην επέλαση οποιασδήποτε εξουσίας.
Η υπερβολική ανησυχία οδηγεί σε ακινησία.
Αν αρχίσουμε να ζούμε, στη στιγμή ο φόβος εξαφανίζεται.

Ο κάθε φόβος έρχεται μέσα από μια επιθυμία .

Έτσι αν αρχίσουμε να παρατηρούμε τον εαυτό μας, θα διαπιστώσουμε ποια
επιθυμία είναι αυτή, που τον δημιουργεί και αν είμαστε αρκετά
συνειδητοί θα διακρίνουμε τη ματαιότητα, που κρύβεται πίσω από αυτή την
Ο φόβος επίσης προέρχεται από την ανασφάλεια μας για το αύριο.
Το αύριο όμως πάντα θα είναι ανασφαλές. Η ζωή είναι όμορφη και ποικίλη, επειδή
είναι ανασφαλής. Η ανασφάλεια χρωματίζει με ομορφιά τη ζωή μας.
Η ζωή είναι όμορφη γιατί έχει ανατροπές. Δεν είναι δεδομένη.
Η ζωή είναι όμορφη, γιατί υπάρχει ο θάνατος.
Η ζωή έχει αξία, γιατί μπορεί να χαθεί.
Αν δεν μπορούμε να την χάσουμε, τότε η ζωή γίνεται φυλακή. Δεν θα
μπορέσουμε να την απολαύσουμε.

Όπως λέει ο Όσσο :

«Άκου πάντα το κάλεσμα του αγνώστου και αφέσου, να βρίσκεσαι πάντα σε
κίνηση. Ποτέ μη προσπαθείς να αγκιστρωθείς από κάπου.
Το να αγκιστρωθείς σημαίνει να πεθάνεις. Είναι ένας πρώιμος θάνατος»

Λίγη αίσθηση του χιούμορ, λίγο γέλιο, αθωότητα παιδιού- και τι έχεις

να χάσεις ; Προς τι ο φόβος ;
Τίποτα δεν έχουμε. Έχουμε έρθει χωρίς τίποτα.  Χωρίς τίποτα θα φύγουμε.

Ο Σενέκας, διάσημος Ρωμαίος Στωικός φιλόσοφος είπε:

"Timendi causa est nescire", που σημαίνει : η αιτία του φόβου είναι η άγνοια.
Ποια άγνοια ; Η άγνοια, ότι τα πάντα συμβαίνουν στη ζωή μας για ένα
μοναδικό λόγο. Για να μας αφυπνίσουν από το λήθαργό μας.
Για να πονέσουμε, έτσι ώστε μέσα από τον πόνο, να αναγκαστούμε να
φέρουμε στην επιφάνεια την αληθινή μας φύση. Η άγνοια, ότι το δράμα της
ζωής μας είναι τέλειο.

Στο τέλος όλα θα είναι καλά.
Κι αν δεν είναι όλα καλά, θα σημαίνει πως το τέλος δεν ήρθε ακόμη....

      Βάλτε λίγη φιλοσοφία στη ζωή.   Βοηθάει κάπως !.....

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Hungry for Change

Hungry for Change

A fascinating film on our eating habits

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


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