now browsing by month
Biblical Super Foods.
The secret foods that saved Daniel.
When King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon lived back in about 600BC, he was responsible for the sacking and destruction of Jerusalem.
He took many Jerusalem-ites back to Babylon with him as slaves including Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 4 Jewish boys.
In the Bible account, the King asked that a bunch of healthy-looking boys to be trained in the language and customs to serve in the King’s court.
Melzar, prince of the eunuchs, was instructed to feed the boys the same food as from the King’s table to make sure they remained healthy.
But the boys knew that much of the food offered from the King was not in accordance with the Law of Moses and they asked instead to be served pulse every day.
Pulse was a mixture of dried seed or grain, such as. barley, wheat, rye, and peas, or any kind of seed and plants that bear seeds as well as vegetables. It was called Zeroa in Hebrew.
Melzar was reluctant fearing that the boys would not remain healthy and tried to talk them out of it but in the end, he relented.
According to the Bible, at the end of a certain time, all the boys were brought before Nebuchadnezzar and the healthiest of them all were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah.
Pulse is very high in protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates and low in fat—ideal for optimal nutrition and weight control.
In 2011, a group of film makers from Brigham Young University were going to the middle east to shoot some films in Yemen and Jordan.
The Director of the crew, Peter Johnson had many allergies and was worried that the local food would present a problem.
So, turning to the Bible, the crew concocted some PULSE BARS that he could eat in lieu of questionable local food.
In doing their research to make this Biblical super food, they came up with some great information.
Old herbalism used to teach the “doctrine of signatures”. That meant that if an herb looked a certain way, specific cures could be assumed.
One of those was walnuts. Walnuts looked like a brain and so they figured that eating walnuts was good for your brain.
Interestingly, they are good for the brain due to the presence of omega 3 fatty acids and melatonin. Eating a bunch of walnuts before bed can help sleeplessness.
Almonds are shaped like the amygdala, which is in the brain. The amygdala controls emotions. Anxiety, autism, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias are suspected of being linked to abnormal functioning of the amygdala.
Almonds are a great source of magnesium, potassium, copper, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and phosphorus and are high in protein and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Together they not only help to stabilize our emotions and enhance our mood they also increase your antioxidant levels and lower your blood sugar and insulin that rise after eating.
Cut a tomato in half and you’ll see a resemblance to the chambers of the heart. Tomatoes contain lycopene which lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, Daniel and his friends would not have had these to eat since they originated in the Western hemisphere.
A bunch of grapes resembles the alveoli in the lungs. A diet high in fresh grapes has shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema. Grape seeds also contain a chemical called proanthocyanidin which is thought to reduce the severity of asthma triggered by allergy.
Kidney beans (in the shape of kidneys) have been proven to heal and maintain kidney function.
Celery, rhubarb and bok-choy have the appearance of bones. They also contain calcium, an essential mineral for bone health.
Figs most certainly would have been included in pulse. Figs, hanging in twos, resemble testicles. Studies have shown that figs do indeed increase the mobility of sperm and help male fertility.
Olives resemble a woman’s ovaries. Italian studies have shown that women who have a diet high in olives have a lower incidence of ovarian cancer. Olive oil was used as a powerful nutrient to sustain very weak individuals recuperating from illness or accident. It is easily digested and also helps with cleansing the system of toxins.
I think you get the idea. Seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables have incredible healing properties.
I’m not saying a person should become vegetarian, but if you have chronic illnesses, backing off on meat products and eating more of a vegetable and fruit diet might help you overcome those illnesses.
Try doctoring up some hummus with tomatoes, almonds, celery, peppers and other vegetables to make a meal-time dish in the spirit of pulse.
In addition to eating well, it’s also important to eliminate as many toxins from our lives as possible.
If you want some information about how toxins are invading our lives, you might want to check out this revealing video: http://bit.ly/toxintruth
After you watch the video, leave a comment about what you liked best about it.
Anita Hales, CH
- Connect with me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloggingsuccessstories/
- Connect with me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/afhales
- Connect with me on Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/110697127477388433708
- Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anitahales1
- Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/halesanita/
- Checkout my Pinterest pages: https://www.pinterest.com/afhales/
Avoiding Toxins – PVC
We are so inundated with toxins in our environment that it’s almost impossible to avoid them.
Here is some advice on avoiding toxins.
Let’s focus on one particular type of toxin, PVC.
Most people, when they think of PVC, they think about water pipes, rain jackets or shower curtains. While those are certainly products made of PVC, there are thousands more products around us that contain PVC.
There are so many places it’s used that it may be impossible to completely avoid it. But you can lessen the contact by becoming aware.
I make a short video explaining the good and bad things about PVC. In this video I also give you a list of typical products containing PVC and what you can do to identify and to avoid it in your life.
Why should you avoid PVC? Some of you older folks may remember the hubbub made years ago about dioxins in the environment. Many dioxins were banned. But guess what contains dioxins….PVC.
Dioxins are a known carcinogen.
We’re not sure how PVC has not been banned as well. It might have something to do with political lobby. It is banned in about 14 worldwide countries.
Here’s the video. After you watch it, leave me a comment or suggestion and let’s keep the conversation going by sharing. The more people that become aware, the better off we’ll be.
Check out these videos about the presence of toxins in our lives: http://www.livinglifechemicalfree.com/
Purchase chemical-free products: http://bit.ly/toxicityreport
Contact me on Facebook for more information. https://www.facebook.com/anitasorganicliving/
You can also meet me on Twitter @afhales
I’m also on Instagram (halesanita)
And on Linkedin: https://www.linkein.com/in/anitahales1
How to correctly use essential oils.
I’m always willing to help out local entrepreneurs. Sometimes they have some great products that I’d like to use.
With my background in herbology, I was especially interested in what she had to say about essential oils.
I was aghast. She was plopping drops of essential oils in everyone’s mouths like it was diet soda and using a roll-on applicator to smear it on people.
Well, I found this to be not only disconcerting but felt that it was a pretty dangerous practice.
I couldn’t see a doctor inviting people to his living room to try out all the different medicines.
“Here you go, this is the latest anti-biotic. Just swallow this and tell me what you think.”
I spent two years getting my certification in herbology studying anatomy and physiology as well as diagnosis and treatment with herbs.
Essential oils are pharmaceutical grade herbal remedies. They are extremely powerful and it bothers me not a little bit when an entrepreneur becomes the doctor because they have something to sell.
Now don’t get me wrong. I am happy that these powerful healers are still available without prescriptions. I hope they remain so.
I’m also glad that there are reputable companies that offer quality products and can back it up.
So yes, there needs to be entrepreneurs who will sell them to the people that need them.
Even pharmaceuticals have their sales people.
But it behooves those entrepreneurs to become really educated about their products and know what they are talking about.
Too often I see someone on FB complaining of an ailment and somebody inevitably recommends an essential oil as a cure knowing little more than a less-than 140 character post on Facebook.
People, you need to stop doing this.
Your job as a sales person is to offer education and let the person make their own decisions.
Here is a little slideshare that will help you recommend wise use of essential oils.
Leave me a comment below to let me know if you have something to add.
If you’re really interested in obtaining some of these wonderful healing oils, send me a message on Facebook. I have a great source for high quality essential oils.
Anita Hales, CH
I have certification from Dominion Herbal College in Canada and have been studying and using herbs for more than 40 years.
Be sure to subscribe to my blog for more great information.