Showing posts from July, 2008

Avoid stress -- do what is right

It doesn't matter that you try to eat and live healthy, but if you are stressed -- there's a risk you'll still get sick. I should know. Stress came to me early. My life had been on a continuous spin since I began doing what I wasn't supposed to do. I had choices. But they were too difficult to make. Cowardice or just plain stupidity. Who knows? There were too many ominous signs but I chose to ignore all of them.


I am just glad discernment has started to make me fully understand who I am as a person. If only for that I got no regrets.

Growing fruits may well be served by virtue

Can you guess what fruit has 60 mg of Lysine, 22 g of Protein, 30 mg of Calcium and a whole lot more of vitamins and minerals that can be useful for the body's well-being but at the same time looks yukky when over-ripe and doesn't look as good as other pretty looking fruits like strawberries and mangoes but perhaps equal if not better in nutritional benefit?

Yup,yup, yup. I could not have guessed it either. The answer is sweet sop or sugar apple or locally known over this part of the globe as atis.

"The Atis tree is easy to grow. Just plant a seed on almost any soil and atis will grow. However, it requires tropical or near tropical weather. When planted, Atis will begin to bear fruit in about a year's time. It will bear fruit about 3 times a year and the sweetest fruits are those borne during the summer months."

Ours just bore once last year and it was the first time. We started growing it three years ago and the delay was caused by lack of sun. The neighbor's…

Herb-ing and loving our livers

In the past I have posted bits and pieces on one of my favorite food topics, herbs. And though what I had researched and written is very far from being comprehensive and mostly executed through my food blog, I feel it would also be good to take it up here as well to seguey into a health and wellness post.
And while we are into promoting wellness, why not choose to talk about our liver. Our liver is a glandular body organ that: Manufacture (synthesize) proteins, including albumin (to help maintain the volume of blood) and blood clotting factorsSynthesize, store, and process (metabolize) fats, including fatty acids (used for energy) and cholesterolMetabolize and store carbohydrates, which are used as the source for the sugar (glucose) in blood that red blood cells and the brain useForm and secrete bile that contains bile acids to aid in the intestinal absorption (taking in) of fats and the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.Eliminate, by metabolizing and/or secreting, the pot…