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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Telling The Story

Often people wonder about the accounts of ancient happenings, whether they were genuine or are they just legends? This is particularly so about Jesus of Nazareth. Did they actually happen or were they false, or at best, somewhat embellished? How much had they been altered and dramatized by the story tellers handing them on, down the centuries?

There is a broad consensus, that Mark's gospel is more likely to be the first one and to have been dictated to him by Peter. It is fairly safe to assume, that Mark had not witnessed everything which he wrote about, but Peter had. Later, Mathew and Luke followed, copying much of Mark's story. Later still, John's story, is written and seems to differ from and even attempts to correct the others. John writes about "the other disciple" and seems to be referring to himself in this regard.

Only a person who was there and could remember the actual incidents would be likely to include the small detail about who went where first, it had that ring of authenticity about it. Apart from some minor details, the stories we read are reliable accounts of what actually happened. These eyewitnesses had written their stories down before they had died, to prevent the stories from being lost, and so the records were passed on, translated, interpreted and mulled over for 2000 years.

Those events had brought hope and life to people who had seen Jesus and had heard him in person and today those very same events have the power to bring about change, hope and life to billions.
If at any time you had felt comforted by the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth please allow these words to re kindle the light of your spiritual life.

Andre' Hartslief

Tuesday, October 23, 2012



A True Gift Sent With Love

This is a useful gift in the true sense of the word, the kind we can enjoy without having to wonder what's the catch. Hopefully it will enrich your life a little.
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Spices Of Life From Your Kitchen Shelf: Food Rules Simplified

Spices Of Life From Your Kitchen Shelf: Food Rules Simplified: Get This Insightful Report For Free By Clicking The Image. Okay, so let's simplify nutrition a bit here... everyone out there seems ...

Food Rules Simplified

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Okay, so let's simplify nutrition a bit here... everyone out there seems confused about what is the best "diet" to be on.  People seem to love to always jump from fad diet to fad diet such as low-fat diets, atkins diets, south beach diets, grapefruit diets, detox diets, vegetarian diets, and other sometimes ridiculous diets that most times are based on one person's opinion or marketing scheme (or personal agenda) rather than based on actual science.
The only "diet" that's actually based on real science is the study of paleolithic nutrition (aka - paleo diet).  But I hate to call it "paleo diet", because it's not like any other fad diet, since it's based on real archaeological nutritional science about what our ancestors ate before the agricultural revolution came around.  The idea is simply that for the first 99.5% of our existence (ancestors back as far as 2 Million years ago, homo erectus), we only ate wild plants and animals, while for the last 0.5% of our existence (since the agricultural revolution in the last 5,000-10,000 years), humans now almost entirely eat farmed plants and animals.  The biggest change this represents is the massive inclusion of grains in our current diet (and what our animals are fed) now compared to our Paleolithic ancestors.
Many people think that we don't know exactly what ancient humans ate... but this is false.  
Nutritional archaeologists know pretty convincingly what ancient humans ate as they study a lot of evidence such as ancient feces remains as well as studying isotope ratios in human bone samples from all over the world through every time period in history to determine ratios of animals vs plants that ancient humans ate --which by the way, was always an omnivorous mixture of plants and animals, and a fairly high protein intake...there was no such thing as ancient paleolithic vegetarians...any Nutritional Archaelogist can confirm that they simply didn't exist.  We were all omnivores that ate different ratios of plants and animals based on what part of the world, what latitude we lived, and the time of the year. 
So what exactly did our Paleolithic ancestors eat for the first 99.5% of our existence, representing what we are still programmed to eat?  Simple:
  • Wild meat, fish, and seafood  (animals that ate the right foods, unlike our current farmed meats and farmed fish)
  • fruits
  • veggies
  • eggs
  • nuts
  • seeds
Grains were only a very TINY fraction of the ancient Paleolithic diet as there was no way to process large amounts of grain back in that day into flour, so amounts of wild grain would have been small such as a few grains in an occasional soup or stew.  As you can see, it's quite a far cry from the junk we are being fed today

Friday, October 12, 2012

Spice Up Your Life

In a published study featured in the Journal of Medicine, it was revealed that common spices can protect from heart disease and the deterioration brought about by aging. In the said study, researchers discovered a connection between the phenol content of certain herbs and spices and their capacity to prevent glycation and formation of AGE compounds that are responsible for premature aging and heart disease.

As a way to manage your blood pressure, herbs and spices are a fantastic way to increase the medicinal value of your food. Below are some herbs and spices you may have been enjoying with no idea as to their value:

1. Garlic - Garlic contains allicin, a substance which has antibacterial, antioxidant, lipid lowering and anti-hypertension properties. In a pilot study made at Clinical Research Center of New Orleans on whether garlic could lower blood pressure, nine patients with severe hypertension were given a garlic preparation containing 1.3 % allicin. Sitting blood pressure fell with a significant decrease in diastolic blood pressure only five to 14 hours after the dose. Moreover, it was proven in a 2009 study that fresh garlic has more potent cardio-protective properties than processed garlic.

2. Cinnamon - Cinnamon not only prevents heart disease, it can also prevent diabetesThe Center for Applied Health Sciences in Ohio conducted a study of 22 subjects, half of which were given a 250mg of water soluble cinnamon daily while the other half were given placebo. It was discovered that those who drank cinnamon had a 13 to 23 percent increase in antioxidants connected with lowering blood sugar levels.

3. Onions - Onions contain quercetin, an antioxidant flavonol found to prevent heart disease and stroke. In a research study published in the Journal of Nutrition, subjects with hypertension experienced a decrease in their blood pressure by 7mmHg systolic and 5 mmHg diastolic as opposed to those who were taking placebo.

4. Olives - This herb is a significant part of the Mediterranean diet, recognized to be one of the healthiest in the world. Oil made from olives has been found to reduce blood pressure. In a study conducted on the importance of olive oil, Dr. L. Aldo Ferrara, Associate Professor at the Frederico II University of Naples in Italy discovered that the daily use of 40 grams of olive oil reduced the dosage of blood pressure medication in hypertensive patients by about 50 percent. Polyphenols in extra-virgin olive oil was credited for the significant reduction of blood pressure.

5. Oregano - This herb contains the compound carvacrol which has been proven to be effective against blood pressure. In a study conducted on animal subjects, by researchers from Eskisehir Osmangazi University in Turkey, carvacrol was found to reduce heart rate, mean arterial pressure as well as the systolic and diastolic blood pressures.

6. Hawthorn - This herb has been traditionally used to treat high blood pressure. In one study conducted in Reading, UK, 79 type-2 diabetic patients were randomized to receive 1200 mg of hawthorn extract while another group received medication for high blood pressure. Results revealed that patients taking hawthorn by the end of the 16th week showed a reduction in their mean diastolic pressure.

7. Cardamom- In one study published in the Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 20 subjects newly diagnosed with primary hypertension were administered 3 g of cardamom powder. After the end of the 3 months, all the subjects experienced feelings of well-being without any side effects. Moreover, the study was able to demonstrate that blood pressure was effectively reduced. It also improved antioxidant status while breaking down blood clots without significantly altering blood lipids and fibrinogen levels.

Taking advantage of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of spices and herbs is an excellent way to boost your body's health. Herbs have low calorie content, increase the medicinal value of your food and allow you to use natural forms of lowering blood pressure. Mix them up with your soups, salads, fish and meat and vegetable dishes. It's a healthier and cheaper alternative to keeping bottles of prescription drugs and synthetic supplements.

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Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035689_medicinal_herbs_spices_blood_pressure.html#ixzz297PdVFBs

Monday, October 8, 2012


They are the readers of this blog of mine! It's readership is growing in leaps and bounds. THANK YOU THANK YOU! 
Would you kindly share your thoughts and suggestions with me. I would sure appreciate it a whole lot. 
As you can see, I feature not only curative spices, but also other topics aimed at spicing up our lives in a meaningful spiritual way. like this short video which inspired me tremendously at the time of it's airing. It was certainly seen by a large portion of the populace of the planet. May it uplift you to new heights, as it does me. Please watch on You Tube:


Friday, October 5, 2012

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

This Supplement Will Make You Furious!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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