March 13, 2017

You really are what you eat!

20 Healthy Foods That Look Like The Body Parts They’re Good For

They say you are what you eat, but we never thought that meant “literally” speaking.

These foods actually reflect the body parts they provide nutrients for – read along to know why they say eating carrots is good for your eyes – it’s not just a coincidence.


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1. Grapes

Grapes have an undeniable resemblance to the alveoli of the lungs. Alveoli are tiny sacs within our lungs that allow oxygen and carbon dioxide to move between the lungs and bloodstream. Including red/purple grapes in your diet has proven to reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema (a long term disease of the lungs).


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2. Kidney Beans

Interesting fact: the Kidney beans got their name due to the resemblance they have to real human kidneys. Kidney beans have significant amounts of fiber and soluble fiber, they are also very high in protein and iron.


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3. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes resemble the pancreas and can actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and phosphorus.


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4. Olives

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries. Olives and olive oil contain an abundance of phenolic antioxidants as well as the anti-cancer compounds squalene and terpenoid.


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5. Grapefruit

Grapefruits, along with other citrus fruits such as oranges and lemonslook just like the mammary glands of the female (the mammary gland is a gland located in the breasts of females that is responsible for lactation, or the production of milk). Citrus fruits assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.


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6. Bananas

Everyone knows bananas are good for you – and even if you look like a monkey when you’re eating one, it puts a smile on your face. But no one really know why it’s so good for you. Bananas contain a protein called “tryptophan” which is an ɑ-amino acid. When digested, it gets converted into serotonin which sends “happy” chemicals to your brain. So keep smiling and keep peeling!


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7. Onions

Onions have a resemblance to human body cells. It is proven that onions clear waste materials from all of the body cells.The phytochemicals in onions improve the working of Vitamin C in the body, thus gifting you with improved immunity. They also contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar.


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8. Ginseng Root

Ginseng root looks like the veins in our body and they are believed to provide an energy boost, lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, reduce stress, promote relaxation, treat diabetes and many other medical conditions.


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9. Mushrooms

Mushrooms produce vitamin D, which helps with your bones, especially the auditory ossicles found in your ear. They are the three smallest bones in the human body (the malleus, incus, and stapes). These bones play an important role in the sense of hearing by transmitting sounds to the inner ear.


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10. Ginger

Ginger has been recognized for centuries as being the ultimate “cure” for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain.


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11. Carrots

It’s not for nothing that your parents told you to “eat your carrots” when you were a kid. Turns out on top of making your eyes sparkle and vision clearer – eating carrots enhances the blood flow to the eyes. They are also full of vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.


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12. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are also an excellent source vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, and vitamin K. They are also a very good source of copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E, and phosphorus.

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13. Walnut

Walnuts help in developing over three dozen neuron-transmitters within the brain enhancing the signaling and encouraging new messaging link between the brain cells. Walnuts help warding off dementia. They also extract and break down the protein based plaques associated with Alzheimer’s diseases.


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14. Celery

Celery and other green vegetables in its category, are foodsspecifically targeted to bone strength. Bones are made of almost of 25% of sodium, which is naturally found in celery. Celery is very rich in vitamin K and also contains vitamin A, potassium, and vitamin C. The vegetable contains 1.6 grams of fiber per 100 grams.


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15. Avocados

Avocados are good for the health and functioning of the womb and cervix of the female. Studies have proven that woman who eat avocados regularly in their diet which pregnant, can balance the birth hormones, shed unwanted birth weight and even prevent cervical cancer.


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16. Figs

Figs have been known to increase the sperm count in male reproductive system, as well  as overcoming male sterility.


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17. Broccoli

If you look at a broccoli close up – you’ll notice that it resembles mini cancer cells. Many studies have proven that adding regular portions of broccoli to your meals can reduce certain cancers by 50%.


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18. Rhubarb

Rhubarb if filled with minerals, vitamins, organic compounds, and other nutrients that make it ideal for keeping a health diet. Some of these components include dietary fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, B complex vitamins, calcium, potassium, manganese, and magnesium.


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19. Bok-choy’

Not only does it look like several bone structures in the body,but bok-choy also adds many nutritional value to your meal portions. Studies have shows that there are over 60 antioxidant phenolic substances in bok-choy. It has also been included in studies about dietary antioxidants and cancer prevention.


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20. Red wine

Having one glass of red wine a day, keeps the doctor away! Red wineis rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, including powerful resveratrol. Not many people know this but there’s a blood-thinning compound in red wine which reduces blood clots associated with stroke and heart disease.


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January 10, 2017

Week #2 Walking

Hello Friends

How has your first week of the New Year been?

Have you been able to add anything positive to your energy bank? An apple a day, a new veggie to your family meal or just an earlier bed time?

I actually made the point to go for a healing after church this past week. It was wonderful!! The peace increased, and I feel more balance. That was my big addition to my energy bank this past week. The great thing is it reaches all levels of your being, physically, mentally emotionally and spiritually. Try it, it works.

Walking is a wonderful. We can do it for fitness, we can do it for meditation, we can do it for our mental health, whatever our intention we cannot go wrong. We just have to make the effort to move. Live in an apartment and do not want to walk in the snow and ice? Walk in your hallways. Stuck at home? Feeling the effects of a cold winter? Get out to a mall for a walk, free of ice and snow. Find a community centre near your home and walk the track free. Find a Friend who wants to go as well and make it a regular commitment. Experts say when you have a friend join you, it helps you keep your fitness commitment and you are more likely to achieve your goal.

Need a little motivation? Some information? Check out our Dr. Mike video, he explains the benefits of a walk so much better than I.

If you have not walked in a while, start slow and build your way up to the recommended length of time.

Add a little movement to your day, feel your energy increase and your happiness increase.

Let us know if you tried something and the result you found. We look forward to your feedback and will be back next week.

Until next time, stay energized and healthy

Rev. Edwards.


 


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The Church of Universal wants you and your loved ones to have a healthy happy and prosperous New Year!  We want you to effect change in your lives that is positive and provides you with energy and vitality so you can do things you love with people you love whenever and however you want.

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So it is not about the scale, or the measuring tape, it is about how you feel.  It is about energy. Are you adding to the energy bank, and feel good and rested and light or you feeling, heavy, tired and low,  Are you draining the energy bank?   We want you to add to the energy bank and feel great this 2017.

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You do not to need to clean out your pantry or cupboards overnight.  No need to restrict certain things, just add something good to your life, try a apple,  or try an apple and a few nuts or a piece of cheese and see how you feel after that snack  or  try a small walk around your block or call a friend and walk in a mall near by .  Add another glass of water to your day and see what happens.   Just add something to the energy bank that is life affirming and if it feels, great repeat it or find another food or action that contributes to your well being.

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Take note of the small changes and how you feel, will help you keep track of what adds to your energy and what detracts from it.  I remember during the holidays, my sister and I stopped for a quick bite to re-energize ourselves before continuing on our errands, the food choice we made, made us feel slow and tired, it drained the bank, we noted it and will make different choice next time.  Just be curious about your choices.

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An apple, a glass of water, another fruit or vegetable, a walk, getting to bed 15mins earlier, whatever it is, try something new and add to your energy bank.

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Let us know if you tried something and the result you found.  We look forward to your feedback and will be back next week.

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