There is a Himalayan Tree that is know as a disease fighting Super Hero. The Moringa Tree (Moringa oleifera) has been used in South East Asia for centuries. Moringa can thrive in most tropical and subtropical regions.
It’s seeds can be used to help purify water. It’s leaves can be used as Bio-Fertilizer.
It’s one of those trees that every single part of it can be consumed.
Most recently scientists have started using it’s unique properties to treat serious illnesses.
The Moringa tree’s fresh leaves are crushed to release a powerful compound, then dried into a powder. It can be used to treat Obesity, Cholesterol, Diabetes, and Bowl disorders. The leaves are also highly nutritious. Once harvested and dried, they contain 30% protein, all essential amino acids, and have abundant levels of vitamins and minerals.
The Bioactive compounds in Moringa are called isothiocyanates (ITCs) and are similar to ones found in broccoli and cabbage. These compounds ability to reduce chronic inflammation, blood sugar levels, cholesterol, obesity and inflammatory bowel disorders in both cellular and animal models has been proven.
The leaves and seed pods of the Moringa tree have unique chemical compounds which help defend the tree itself against environmental stress and pests.
Moringa is most commonly found in India and the Philippines but its cultivation is rapidly increasing throughout Asia, Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Moringa tree’s have been known to survive droughts and grow rapidly in harsh conditions that would mike it harder for other trees to survive. Not surprisingly Moringa Trees are quickly being considered the world’s newest Superfood.
Moringa products and companies are on the rise, but caution for high quality products is needed. Most herbal products in the US and Kenya are not strictly regulated, leaving room for additions, alterations, and contamination. Additionally the soil, farming techniques, and processing of the leaves can affect its quality and nutrient content. Finding a high-quality Moringa powder may require a little research and contacting the company. Or you could buy some seeds and grow your own superheroes trees at home in your garden.
Happy, Healthy Eating
It amazes me at times how so many of us have so much and yet feel like we have little or nothing at all. I have trouble putting that together. Trying to figure out why so many of us have so many voids in our lives at times.
We sit in our nice apartments or houses, with our nice late model cars or trucks in our driveways, watching something on Cable or Satellite on our nice, Big, Flat Screen Tv’s and while looking something up on the internet on our Tablet or Smartphone though our high speed WiFi and still we seem to think we’re in sad shape? Where has all the family gone?
Some of us have just spent a recent holiday with close family and even with a few extended family members that we may only just get to see every now and then but, when you stop and think about it, we are the lucky ones. There are all to many others of us who grew up with family around us even next door or just down the street and those family members don’t even make an effort to reach out to us at all anymore.
Sadder still, it’s not that some of our relatives don’t know where we are because they know we’re on Facebook and know what city we live in but what a horrible upbringing we must have had that they instead decide to shun us. You guys know exactly who you are or who these people are. The same people that sat on the porch with us while we played with little plastic soldiers or ran around the house with us playing Indians and cowboys. The same people that walked to school with us down the railroad tracks every day or came over on the weekend to play with our dog and us.
Sometimes we are so caught up with our every day stuff and our own close family that we just tend to put distance between us and all that family we once were part of early on in our lives. Somewhere along the way, some of us realize this and, we try to reach out. Sadly some of us don’t go far enough in trying to reach out and before we know it those brothers, sisters, cousins, etc, have big families of there own. Family members that may never know of us until someone mentions their going to our funeral? After that it’s just too late.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all those extended cousins, nieces and nephews even knew who we were and what we’ve done in our lives even if only for reference. What a much nicer family it could be. Unfortunately many of us will never know unless someone makes an effort to reach at some point and often. Happy New Year and GOD Speed.
Just Another Point Of View.
We’re approaching the downhill of the, oh so short, Holiday season and the movies are still becoming you to a nearby theater.
Have you had a chance to see any of the season’s latest? Yes ? No?
Did you catch Jaime Fox in the latest version of Robin Hood? Rated: PG13 from Summit Entertainment, this latest adaptation of the classic tale
Robin of Loxley, played by Taron Egerton, a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander who is played by a one armed Jamie Foxx. Together they mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.
Be prepared though, this script portrays the church as the greedy, money hungry, controlling entity some truly believe it is. One which created Hell and it’s demons to keep the flock in check.
Runtime is; 116 Minutes.
What about the latest with Liam Neeson, kind of, WIDOWS?
I say kind of because Liam’s part though integral to the story is quite short overall.
“From Academy Award (R)-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. “Widows” is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities.
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar (R) winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. “Widows” also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.”
From 20th Century Fox “Widows” runs 128 Minutes.
Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year at The Movies.
Can’t we just all get along? More and more these days it seems that we worry too much about what others say and do and trying to be as politically correct as possible instead of worrying about the things that should truly matter to all of us. It would seem that we waste so much valuable time and hour, days, weeks and months of our lives addressing things that are so unimportant ion the larger realm of things.
Recently anther person was fired for what she said that did not seem to be politically correct with respect to race. Even during a Halloween broadcast recently
Al Roker also got in slightly hot water based on the fact that he dressed up as a white man as a holiday costume, but really.
Until We All Figure Out A Way to Become Civil About Things related to The Color of Our Skin or Our Ethnic Origin Will We Be Able To Live As ONE PEOPLE In This World And The World Would Be Such A Much Better Place By It. I believe You should have a Right To Not Like People Dressing Up In Black Face Just As I Should Be Able To Not Like People Dressing Up Like Red Skins BUT, We Should Be Able To Discuss Such Things In A Civil Manner. Make Others Understand WHY Such Things Are Not Right BUT DO NOT Seek To Destroy Them Because They Don’t Understand Why. That In ITSELF Is The Biggest Racist Act Anyone Can Participate In And Will Only Continue To Divide Us.
Isn’t it time to try to start working to a solution to this and other similar issues that cause us to just waste valuable time on thinks that we should have been able to come to terms with long ago.
Even that GOOD Book has much to say about the subject.
Psalm 133:1-3 “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity. “
1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” Mathew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 1 John 3:11 “For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.”
I could go on and on but we should all get the picture now. Live, Let Live and above everything else, Love. GOD Speed.
Holiday Movies have been out for a few weeks now and for the most part most of them seem to be doing quite well.
The latest in the Harry Potter series is here. Fantastic Beast, The Crimes of Grindelwald hit screens all over the world recently and even though it did not do as well as has been expected id did well enough at the Box Office to come up with the number one slot.
Johnny Depp may or may not have had a bit to do with that Box Office since he played a major role in the film, the role of Grindelwald himself.
The film starts off with Grindelwald in custody and about to be transferred to Europe to answer for his crimes there as well. Quickly things go wrong and Grindelwald is loose and on the lamb.
Certainly a Must See if your a fan of the series itself and even if your not.
Fantastic Beast, Crimes of Grindelwald is from Warner Bros. Pictures, Rated PG13 and Runs 134 Minutes.
The QUEEN Bio Pic Bohemian Rhapsody from 20th Century Fox, a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (played by Rami Malek), who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. Bohemian Rhapsody, Rated PG13 and also Runs 134 Minutes.
Time to escape a dull reality and duck into your latest adventure At The Movies. Enjoy.
Notice: Before undertaking any new health regimen consult your family doctor.
You’ve probably heard that eating bread is not good. Of course white bread made with processed bleached flour seems to be the biggest culprit but if you think eating wheat bread is the savings grace, your wrong. It would seem the harmful effects of wheat have increased quite a bit in the past few years and since wheat is a large part of most people’s diets, many are looking for healthy alternatives.
All things considered there is a bread that gives you a healthy option. In fact is is considered the healthiest bread you can eat. It, my friends, is know as Ezekiel Bread.
How is it made? Well for it’s origins you can look to The Bible.
Ezekiel 4:9: “Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them in a storage jar and use them to make bread for yourself.”
Ezekiel bread is different for several reasons.
While most breads contain added sugar, Ezekiel bread contains none. It is also made from organic, sprouted whole grains. The sprouting process changes the nutrient composition of the grains significantly.
In contrast to most commercial breads, which consist primarily of refined wheat or pulverized whole wheat, Ezekiel bread contains several different types of grains and legumes:
4 types of cereal grains: Wheat, Millet, Barley and Spelt.
2 types of legumes: Soybeans and Lentils.
All the grains and all the legumes are organically grown and allowed to sprout before they are processed, mixed together and baked to produce the final product.
It’s important to point out that wheat, barley and spelt, All, contain gluten.
This being the case Ezekiel bread is out of the question for people with Celiac Disease or Gluten sensitivity.
Ezekiel bread is available in many supermarkets and health food stores. You can also find a way to make your own if you look for “Ezekiel bread recipe” on Google.
Happy, Healthy Eating.
The latest installment in the Halloween Movie series is out and at a theater near you.
Michael Myers escapes and Jamie Lee Curtis is ready for him and ready for bear in her cabin in the woods that’s all decked out with surprises for Michael Myers and enough weapons to stock a small fortress.
Not much has changed as far as Michael Myers, he is the same, silent, cold blooded killer he’s always been and proves it during his escape and a Halloween Night that follows in town.
With all the children dressed in their great Halloween costumes Michael arrives and starts taking people out one by one in no specific order. Meanwhile Laurie Strode has been ready and waiting for this night for years. The moment she finds out that Michael is free she starts hunting him down along with all the other Law Enforcement in the area. Needless to say things get bloody and crazy for everyone involved.
Halloween is at a theater near you right now. If your a fan, you won’t want to miss this one. Rated R the movie Runs 109 Minutes.
A Star Is Born, The Bradley Cooper / Lady Gaga remake of the Barbara Streisand / Kris Kristofferson from 1976 is holding it’s own after a mild box office opening weekend.
From Warner Bros. Pictures, a tragic love story with Bradley Cooper playing a seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with a struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). Ally has just about given up on her dream to make it big until Jack talks her back into the spotlight. Even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is falling apart with Jack fighting an ongoing battle with his own demons. A Star Is Born, Rated R and Runs 135 Minutes.
If your into Sci-Fi, VENOM is the flick for you. From Columbia Pictures.
An alien from another world turns Superhero of sorts. Journalist Eddie Brock hoping for a comeback following a scandal, accidentally becomes the life host of an alien symbiote that gives him a violent yet interesting alter-ego,Venom. Together with their newfound powers they team up to protect the world from a shadowy organization looking for a symbiote of their own.
VENOM is Rated PG13 and Runs 112 Minutes. A Good Choice.
See you soon, At The Movies.
What would Jesus tell you if he was sitting next to you at this moment?
Would He tell you that you need to take that first step to change your life?
Would He say, focus on Him and he will get you through it?
Would he tell you no matter what, no matter if you fail, no matter if you fall flat on your face, that he isn’t leaving you?
And even more important, Are We Listening?
If you have Food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of all the people in the world.
If You have Money in The Bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish, You are among the Top 8% of the Worlds Wealthy,
If you read this on Your Computer You Are Part Of The 1% in the World who has that opportunity.
If You Woke Up This Morning With More Health Than Illness You Are More Blessed Than The Many Who Will Not Survive This Day.
If You’ve Never Experienced The Fear Of Battle, The Loneliness of imprisonment, the Agony or Torture. Or the Pangs Of Starvation. You Are Ahead Of 700 Million People In This World.
If You Can Hold Your Head U And Smile You Are Not The Norm, Your Unique To All Those In Doubt and Despair.
Thank You LORD for giving me the Ability To Share This Message And For Giving Me So Many Friends To Share It With.
Give Thanks these days for everything we’re blessed with. Even the smallest gifts are a blessing that may some day turn in to greater ones.
Just Another Point of View.
A Keto diet is one that consists of high fat (70-80% of calories), relatively high protein (20-25% of calories) and low carbohydrates (5-10% of calories). It is typically made up of animal-based foods – below is a dot point summary. However, There is no living population that displays longevity having consumed a Ketogenic diet.
A vegan or plant-based diet is typically made up of 55-60% of calories from carbohydrates, 20-25% of calories from protein and 15-25% of calories from fat.
What are the main differences?
On a Vegan Diet you can consume;
Whole grains (brown rice, wild rice, black rice, oats, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, corn), Legumes (chickpeas, lentils, black beans, fava beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, soy beans etc) Starchy and non-starchy whole vegetables (potato, sweet potato, carrot, broccoli, eggplant, pumpkin, zucchini, dark leafy greens), Whole fruits (all), Plant milk (almond, soy, hemp, macadamia, pea, etc.), Nuts & seeds in moderation, Oils in moderation (olive, coconut, avocado)
Does not include: Animal products (butter, ghee, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, cow milk, etc.), Many saturated fats, Processed oils (or if it does, minimal).
On a KETO Diet you can consume;
Meat: Beef, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Milk, Nuts & Seeds, Oils & Fats (mainly avocado, coconut oil, ghee, butter and olive oil), Vegetables (typically limited to dark green leafy vegetables & mushrooms), Fruit (berries in moderation)
Does not include: Starchy vegetables (sweet potato, pumpkin, legumes, etc.), Grains (oats, rice, quinoa, corn, buckwheat, rye, barley), Fruits such as banana, mango, pineapple, apples, oranges.
Keep in mind. Animal protein and fats have been clearly shown to increase your risk of various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. So by choosing a Keto diet, you are attempting to induce a calorie deficit for a weight loss result while jeopardizing your long term health. Studies have looked into and shown links between chronic Ketosis, a state of acidosis, and increased risk of developing certain cancers.
Something to consider for certain. Happy, Healthy Eating.
The Years Just seem to Zoom By Faster and Faster Every Year.
That’s why it’s so important to do more, see more, experience more every single day before that opportunity Is No Longer Ours.
Did you ever stop to think that for every minute we spend analyzing
someone else’s life it affects our life as well. Yes, every minute we spend on social media of every single day we look at how our past or the present is doing.
As we look it makes us happy or sad, jealous or even angry that others may have or are doing so much more than we are and you start to realize that by continuing to look at social media and judge other’s existence, that very act, is affecting our daily and future existence as well.
So STOP That. Stop being happy or sad over the past or the present. STOP being jealous or angry about the fact that others have more or are doing more than you and START Doing More yourself.
STOP living life through someone else’s existence on social media and start creating a better life for yourself. Start Living, a Better Life, for Yourself.
Did you ever stop to think what the most pleasing Five Letter Word is? Money, No It’s Not Money. Could it be Sorry? Nope, Not Sorry Either. SMILE is the most pleasing five letter word. So take a little time to bring a smile to someone’s face today.
Research shows laughter has a number of direct health benefits:Strengthening your immune system, It may reduce food cravings (we eat because we’re bored). Laughter can increase your threshold for pain and is linked to the healthy function of blood vessels.
As Iron sharpens Iron, So One Person Sharpen Another.
Let Not The Day Pass without Helping Someone Today.