Saturday, March 29, 2008

> earth hour today, from 8 to 9 pm

Yes, it's the hour of darkness that will help save the earth.

starting 8pm today, saturday, turn all lights off to celebrate the earth hour.

earth hour started in sydney, australia, march 31 last year, with 2.2 million residents and 2,100 businesses turning off their lights for an hour, thus reducing their energy use by more than 10%.

earth hour has transformed into a planetwide event now. as of this writing, 269,379 individuals and 19,410 businesses worldwide have signed up with earth hour. it's not yet too late, sign up now to let the organizers know how many are involved.

let the light of love for mother earth shine as we turn the lights off at 8pm!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

> papaya dance in good morning america

since we're blogging about vegetables, fruits included, here :-), i'd like you to watch the papaya dance segment featured in good morning america recently. the music used in the dance was first heard during the 70s, if i am not mistaken.

the new dance craze has been popularized by filipino actor/tv host edu manzano via his game show at abs-cbn, a big tv network in the philippines. watch him:

want to include the dance in your exercise routine? learn it from the kids seen in the good morning america segment:

Thursday, March 06, 2008

> veggies and whole food signatures

a friend who is also a veggielover emailed me a list of examples of whole Food Signatures. this is the first time i've heard or read about this concept. so i immediately googled topics about it. i cannot make any comment as of now about the whole food signatures. suffice it to say, that the whole concept is quite interesting and worth studying.

in the meantime, let me share with you the list:

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye...and YES, science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. Researches show tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster, taking the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and researches show that grapes are also good heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, with left and right hemispheres, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds of the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans heal and help maintain kidney function. yes, they look
exactly like human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb look just like bones. They specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body gets it from the bones, making them weak. These vegetables replenish the skeletal deficiencies of the body.

Avocadoes, pears and eggplants target the health and functions of the womb and cervix of a woman - they look just like these organs. Today's researches show that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancer. Take note: It takes
exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from a blossom to a ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of them. (Modern science has only studied and named about 141.)

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility
of male sperm and the numbers of sperm cells, thus help overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives help maintain the healthy functioning of ovaries.

Grapefruits, Oranges, and other citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands
of a woman. They help maintain the health of the breasts and clean the lymphatic glands around the breasts.

Onions look like body cells. Today's researches show that onions help clear the waste materials from body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

> father's birthday and veggie-eats' first post

it's my father's birthday tomorrow, february 28. no, i'm not writing about my papa today. i simply want to dedicate my first post to him.

he would have turned 89 tomorrow. except that he died from complications of his throat cancer. cancer took him away from me when i was only 3 and a half years old. now, at 54, cancer has still taken away people i love and journeyed with in my life. and i pray it stops.

cancer or cancer patients will not be the focus of lakbayera veggie-eats which aims to blog mostly about vegetarian food and eating. however, i'll refer to the dreaded disease from time to time since researchers/experts say (and i believe so) that the food we eat among others can prevent, cause or treat cancer and numerous dreaded diseases for that matter.

one book i discovered in my internet searches in 2004,
The Complete Cancer Cleanse, "offers a comprehensive, unique approach to healing cancer—body, soul and spirit".

its website says the book provides "a multidisciplinary approach to flushing toxins from the body, building the immune system, and restoring nutritional balance and vitality," even as a doctor manages the care of the patient.

the book has three parts. one explains in detail The Complete Detoxification Program. part two discusses A Renewal of Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Spirit. and three focuses on the inspiring and miraculous story of michael, a co-author and a ex-cancer patient who recovered from leukemia with the help of the book's holistic approach. you get a glimpse of the book through some excerpts published in the website.

here's something about emotional detox that struck me:

Emotional Cleansing
Chapter 9


Over the years, doctors and researchers have talked of a relationship between cancer and a patient’s personality type. There appears to be a cancer personality known as the “Type C Personality.” Overall, cancer patients seem to have similar behavioral and emotional patterns. Knowing what these are can be helpful in making positive changes. It also can be a warning to those who are presently incubating cancer within their bodies and don’t know it yet. This knowledge can be potent in preventing the disease from starting in the first place.

The “Type C Personality” often shares the following traits and experiences:

*Very often there has been an experience of loss – loss of a loved one or loss of hope. This can be experienced in many different forms. There may have been an unwanted divorce, death of a child, a spouse, or a beloved pet, loss of career, or a loss of faith in God or in others. Whatever the situation, the individual feels a sense of hopelessness and despair.

*A sense of hopelessness and despair often is deeply associated with questions about the meaning of one’s existence. Many Type C’s have questioned their right to be on earth or to be alive from as far back as they can remember; this may actually have begun in the womb for some.

*Another common trait among people with cancer is the suppression of emotions. Anger is the emotion most often suppressed, along with resentment and hostility. Cancer patients generally have not learned to express their anger, and have refrained from communicating their feelings. This generally is a lifelong habit.

*Often, people with cancer experience loneliness. Feelings of loneliness frequently began in childhood with a lack of closeness with one or both parents. It continued into adulthood with a lack of close friendships and fulfilling relationships. Many times it culminated with a loss of a spouse or significant person.

*Often cancer patients are those who carry other people’s burdens, and take on extra obligations; they may have a tendency to worry for others.

*There appears to be a great need for approval among Type Cs. They need to make people happy, and are usually “People Pleasers.”

Not all people with cancer have all of these characteristics, but most people share a pattern of being conscientious, caring, and hard working. They have been unable to communicate many of the feelings and emotions they consider negative. These unexpressed feelings are poisonous to the body and create an atmosphere where cancer can grow.

The next step is to understand our emotions so we can cleanse our body of the ones that are toxic.
Statements made here have not been evaluated by the FDA. Nothing stated on this website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

I wonder, did my father have a type c personality? what type are you, pray tell me?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008