Saturday, May 29, 2010
Debuting at the 2010 UCLA Reggae/Jazzfest-Introducing 'Mami Wata Sea Tea' & 'Immortals 13' Smoothie or Trail Mix
Friday, February 12, 2010
Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis
Common Name: Aloe vera, Curacao Aloe, Barbados Aloe, Lily of the Desert
Plant Family: Liliaceae
History: The virtues of Aloe vera have been recorded for thousands of years by many ancient civilizations, including Egypt, Persia, Greece, India and Africa.
The name was derived from the Arabic alloeh meaning 'bitter' because of the bitter liquid found in the leaves. It is also known as 'lily of the desert', the 'plant of immortality', and the 'medicine plant'.
In 1500 B.C. Egyptians recorded use of the herbal plant in treating:
The fresh gel was used by Cleopatra to keep her skin soft and young.
Aloe was used by the Ancient Greeks, Arabs and Spaniards and is still used by hunters in Africa to reduce perspiration and body scent.
Mucopolysaccharides are made in the human body and perform many key functions in our health, including growth and immune system functioning. Unfortunately, after puberty we cease manufacturing mucopolysaccharides and must obtain them from outside sources. Fortunately, mucopolysaccharides are found in large amounts in fresh aloe and in our proprietary prepared formula.
There is wide range in the size of the polysaccharide molecules. Each has it’s own benefits.
1. Small 50-600 molecules – These molecules reduce inflammation from diseases such as ulcerative colitis, arthritis, and gastric reflux. Also, has shown potential to help with the reduction of blood sugar with both type I and II diabetes.
2. Medium up to 1,500 molecules – Where as vitamins and minerals can only function outside the cells, mucopolysaccharides are very effective intracellular antioxidants and free radical scavengers – very important in preventing and treating arteriosclerosis, heart disease and Parkinson’s disease. With the ever increasing pollution on the planet and loss of nutrients in the soil, the increase in free radicals and loss of cellular oxygen will only become worse with time. This makes Aloe vera mucopolysaccharides even more important than ever.
3. Large up to 5,000 molecules – Has a direct anti-bacterial and anti-viral effect. Important with all the new infectious diseases cropping up and the older ones becoming more virulent from long term use of antibiotics.
4. Very Large up to 9,000 molecules – The very large molecules are immune modulating, which have a powerful healing effect on AIDS, cancer and many different immune system disorders. It is also this large molecule that causes the body to produce a natural chemical, tumor necrosis factor, that functions to shut off the blood supply to tumors.
- anthelmintic [an agent that destroys or expels intestinal worms and/or parasites; vermicide; vermifuge]
- antibacterial [an agent that destroys bacteria; bactericide]
- antifungal/yeast [an agent that destroys fungal conditions]
- anti-inflammatory [an agent to ease inflammation]
- antimicrobial [an agent that destroys microbes]
- anti-parasite effects [an agent that destroys parasites]
- antiviral [an agent that destroys viruses]
- emmenagogue [an agent that promotes menstrual flow]
- emollient [an agent used externally to soften and soothe]
- purgative [an agent that produces a vigorous emptying of the bowels, more drastic than a laxative or aperient]
- vulnerary [a healing application for wounds]
The Magical Neem Leaf
Neem leaf is famous in ayurvedic texts for having an almost magical effect on the skin. It works as an antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory agent. It is effective in treating eczema, ringworm and acne. Traditional methods include crushing the leaves into a paste and applying directly to wounds, ulcers or skin diseases.
Vata disorders. It removes ama and other toxins from the body, purifies the blood, and neutralizes damaging free radicals. It is nourishing to the hair (keshya).
Neem leaf is also revered for its antibacterial and antiviral properties. Even today in India, people sprinkle fresh Neem leaf near the beds of patients with flu or fever, and hang a cluster of leaves on the door outside. The air that crosses the neem leaf is purified of viruses and bacteria, helping to disinfect the room and prevent the spread of disease.
- fungal infections
- sexually transmitted diseases
- yeast infections
- blood disorders
Brain and Nervous System Conditions
- nerve disorders
- heart diseases
- digestive problems
Genitourinary Tract Conditions
- kidney problems
Immune System Conditions
- strengthens the immune responses of the body's overall immune system
Respiratory System Conditions
- sore throat
Reproductive System Conditions
- birth control remedy for both men and women
- food poisoning
- periodontal diseases
Externally it is used to treat:
- skin diseases
- antibacterial [an agent that destroys bacteria; bactericide]
- antiviral [an agent that destroys viruses]
- antiseptic [an agent for inhibiting the growth of microorganism on living tissue or destroying pathogenic or putrefactive bacteria]
Adding More Purple into Your Diet
To preserve the juice, Dr. Welch stoppered the bottles with cork and wax and boiled them in water hoping to kill any yeast in the juice to prevent fermentation. Dr. Welch’s process was a success, and his application of Louis Pasteur’s theory of pasteurization to preserve fresh grape juice pioneered the industry of canned and bottled fruit juices in America. This first juice was used on the Communion table in the local Methodist church for sacramental purposes, and most of the first orders for grape juice came from churches for Communion.
The water fasting makes the cancer cells "hungry," and when the cells do get food, what they get is grape juice, which contains several major cancer killing nutrients, such as:
1) ellagic acid,
4) oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC) or procyanidolic oligomers (PCO), originally called: pycnogenol (seeds),
5) resveratrol (skin coloring of purple grapes),
10) laetrile (amygdalin or Vitamin B17) (seeds)
12) caffeic acid and/or ferulic acid (together they kill cancer cells), and
13) gallic acid!
That is an incredible arsenal!
Ok now. i can go into the synergy of these 3 or you can just get the picture. This formula is an example of how we can find plants and fruits to accentuate each other and in turn benefit us greatly in the prevention and healing of everyday maladies. You may wanna wait til news channel 2 does a special report on these ingredients, or wait til oprah says you can lose weight with this drink. Try and understand this, you read it because it was requested by your higher self. Regardless of what your so called conscious mind thinks. there are millions of websites and billions of people on the earth. you either met me, or stumbled upon this page or some linkage to this page. Believe what you will; but like the great inventors and discovers of revolutionary innovative advancements on our planet, journey into the land of self experimentation and prove to yourself the value of this formula.
Peace 4 now, next up i'll detail the specifics of my current 40+ day cleansing regiment that began february 14th along with the celebratory date of GENG YIN, chinese new year of the great white tiger. 1 love
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Geng is Metal and Yin is Tiger in Chinese Horoscope.
Therefore, 2010 is also calledMetal Tiger Year.
From Chinese Five Element theory, 2010 is also named as the White Tiger.
2010 is Year 4707 in the Chinese Calendar
The 2009 Chinese New Year Day was on January 26, 2010. Chinese New Year of 2010 is February 14, 2010. It comes about 20 days late. This is because there were 13 lunar months in 2009 Chinese Lunar Calendar. The extra lunar month (Leap Month) pushed down the Chinese New Year Day about three weeks.
Tigers are magnificent animals that hold an air of independence and confidence. Solitary animals, males and females come together only during the mating season. The cubs stay with the mother into their second year partly because they are born blind. To compensate for this their inner sight is fully operational. This is symbolic for those with this medicine. Children born into this medicine are natural clairvoyants and prophets.
Mysticism and mythology surround this animal. The Chinese believe that the tigers head often carries the chinese "mark of wang," or king, on its forehead. This is can be seen within the patterns of its fur. One vertical line with three horizontal ones passing through it. Because of this Tiger is one of the 12 signs of Chinese astrology.
Muscular, powerful and agile the tiger can travel great distances in search of food. The distance they cover depends on how much prey there is to eat. The less prey the further their territory extends. Walking on their toes with the back part of the foot raised tigers stalk their prey or lie and wait and then spring unexpectedly on them. Tigers are nocturnal hunters and hold the teachings of focus, patience and surprise.
Tigers are also known for their healing properties. Their body parts are sought for use in traditional Chinese medicine and exotic herbal remedies. Their orange gold coloring symbolizes vitality and regeneration. Those with this medicine heal quickly.
The tigers sight, smell and hearing is excellent. They have round pupils and yellow irises, except for the blue eyes of the white tiger. Due to a retinal adaptation that reflects light back to the retina, the night vision of the tiger is six times better than that of humans. Tiger teaches us how to see into the world of the extraordinary.
Those with this medicine have a strong sensitivity to touch and make excellent body workers. Creating sacred space where others cannot enter, spending time alone in order to gather the energy required to move tirelessly throughout life is advantageous for those with this totem. When tiger appears get ready for adventure, challenge and change. The power, passion and vitality of tiger will activate the same components within yourself.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
thanks to the few supporters that have left input to inspire me in carrying on with this project. til next time. one love
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Irish Sea Moss is a 'Famine' food. Just like Acai. why is this? lets look into Polysaccharides.
Irish Moss seaweed contains potassium chloride, this compound helps to dissolve catharrh, which is responsible for the congestion associated with chesty coughs. Irish Moss also contains several natural anti-microbial and anti-viral agents which not only prevents colds and flu's, but is reported to eradicate a wide range of infections.
Irish Moss is traditionally given as a nourishing food for invalids and is still used to boost the body when recovering from a serious illness, due to its high content of important nutrients (it said to contain 15 of the 18 elements composing the human body).
It has also been used to treat bronchitis, goiter, thyroid problems, and to tone and strengthen the body's glands. People have also used it as a laxative and a home remedy for sore throats and chapped skin.
Other healing properties of Irish Moss include mild anticoagulant effect on the blood; treats chronic lung diseases, dysentery, diarrhea and disorders of kidney and bladder. Experimental results have shown that Irish Moss may also reduce high blood pressure. The large quantity of mucilage also makes it a valuable remedy for the treatment of digestive conditions where a demulcent is required, such as gastritis and in various forms, it is said to relieve peptic and duodenal ulcers in without having any adverse effects on the colon. It is also perported to reduce gastric secretions and has been used in absorbent surgical dressings.
History - "Carraigeen" is gaelic for "moss of the rock. Irish Moss was most famously used by the Irish during the famine of the 19th century. In the past it has been used as a mattress stuffing, as cattle feed, and as a thickener for colored inks used in printing.
According to ancient Irish folklore, it was carried on trips for protection and safety and was used widely in the treatment of tuberculosis and pneumonia.
English: Irish moss, pearl moss, carrageen moss, seamuisin, curly moss, curly gristle moss, Dorset weed, jelly moss, sea moss, white wrack
French: petit goémon, mousse d’Irlande, lichen (carraghèen), goémon frisé, goémon blanc, goémon rouge, mousse perlée
Breton: pioka, liken ruz, teil piko, bouch, bouchounoù, bejin behan, bejin gwenn, bouch farad youd, bouch gad, bouch gwenn, jargod, ougnachou-ru, teles, tilez
Scottish: (Gaelic) cairgin, carragheen, killeen, mathair an diulisg
Irish: carraigín, fiadháin, clúimhín caitcarraigín, fiadháin, clúimhín cait
Welsh: mwsog Iwerddon
Polish: chrząstnica, chrząścica
Portuguese: musgo gordo, folha de alface, folhina, botelho crespo
Italian: muschio irlandese
Galician: ouca riza, carrapucho, creba, pata de galiña
Spanish: musgo de Irlanda, musgo perlado, musgo marino, carrageen, liquen
German: Knorpeltang, Carrageen, Irländischer Perltang, Irländisches Moos, Karragaheen, Perlmoos
Swedish: karragenalg (karragentång)
Norwegian: krusflik, driesflik, gelatintang
Danish: Carrageentang, Blomkålstang, Irlandsk mos
Dutch: Iers mos
Japanese: hirakotoji, tochaka, tsunomata
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Color Coding----Black and White:
You can eat, or even drink, most cacti. Nearly all cacti have large, thick, waxy stems that provide a great reservoir in which food materials and large amounts of water are stored. The flesh of nopal is soft and gel-like and contains many nutrients and minerals that have led to its recognition as prized food in many parts of the world for animals and humans.
For over 12,000 years fresh Nopal cactus has been consumed for its nutritional and healing qualities. Only recently, in the last 20 years, has modern science truly been interested in the investigation of Nopal’s remarkable medicinal plant properties.
Nopal Verde is the prickly pear cactus ‘vegetable’ variety of the Nopal Opuntia ficus-indica species. Known as green Nopal and the traditionally consumed ancient variety, Nopal cactus has recently been recommended in a vast array of metabolic, cardiovascular and digestive disorders. This original and authentic variety of the Nopal prickly pear; requires the climate and soil type that is unique to its birthplace - the high volcanic mountains of Mexico - to provide Nopal’s most important bioactive healing properties.
The ancient Mexican cultures, living in the high mountain volcanic regions, originally adopted the Nopal prickly pear cactus as a healing food and treasured this high mountain variety, relegating Nopal cactus as the supreme healing plant and food among its kings and warriors.
Favors the expulsion of certain types of intestinal parasites,
Increases the secretion and excretion of urine,
Strengthens the lungs,
Increases milk production for mothers who are in lactation,
Allows the maturation of abscess.
Hyperglycemia - High blood sugar
Hyperlipidemia - High LDL cholesterol and triglycerides
Atherosclerosis - cardiovascular inflammation causing blood vessel plaque
Gastric Ulcers / Gastrointestinal Disorders
Liver function, immunity and oxidative stress
Alcohol Consumption and Hangover
Overall Whole Food Nutrition
Nopal was originally a food and has remained such throughout its recent popularity as a medicine. It is traditionally recommended as a whole food medicine, which indeed is the most effective method of treating disease. The Nopal Pricly pear cactus with it's 18 amino acids - 10 that are essential for humans -, has a full complement of B vitamins, minerals and a host of other highly bioactive phytonutrients, Nopal is the quintessential whole food medicine, which can be enjoyed long after your health has been restored.
People who live in the southwest areas of the United States are familiar with the prickly pear as a needle bearing cactus. Yet most people are unaware that this ancient plant has been used for thousands of years by Mexican Indian cultures for nutritional and health benefits.
The prickly pear, (opuntia ficus-indica) is a fruit and flower bearing plant. It grows best in desert conditions, but has also been known to survive in colder climates that experience frost and snow. Growing in popularity, European countries and American markets now sell commercially grown prickly pear in their produce sections.
What are the nutritional benefits of prickly pear, and does science agree?
This plant is rich in flavanoids, such as kaempferol, puercetin, kaempferol 3-methyl ether, quercetin 3-methyl ether, narcissin, dihykrokaempferol (aromadendrin, 6), dihydroquercetin and eriodictyol. Flavanoids are the powerhouse of prickly pear.
Studies have shown that flavanoids, found in great abundance in the prickly pear, can protect the immune system and prevent oxidative stress by acting as a fighter against free radicals. Cells and organs are protected by this antioxidant action.
Athletes in search of more energy in the gym have turned to prickly pear. The nutritional benefits reduce post-exercise muscle soreness, speed recovery of muscles and reduce the chances of developing DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).