Daily Archives: December 2, 2014

SOME kinds of chocolate are VERY good for you!

Healthy DARK chocolate

We’re not talking about your average candy bar. You need DARK CHOCOLATE!

They used to think the molecules in cocoa powder were too big to be absorbed, but three cocoa powders tested in a model digestive tract showed that the pro-biotics metabolize the chocolate into easily absorbed anti-inflammatory compounds that multiple studies have shown significantly reduce the risk of disorders such as coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, along with related problems like hypertension, elevated fasting glucose and triglycerides, high cholesterol, and abdominal obesity.

For the gut bacteria, look to naturally fermented foods.

To metabolize the chocolate, you need a good supply of beneficial bacteria in your gut. The culturing process used in naturally fermented foods produces beneficial microbes that will set up housekeeping in your intestinal tract and work hard on your behalf the way God intended. We “first worlders” are often deficient in these good gut buddies, because of antibiotics, chemicals and poor eating habits. But we can easily restore not just gut health, but also overall health simply by ingesting naturally fermented foods on a regular basis. And guess what? They’re delicious AND easy to make! Plus, they produce the feel-good-in-your-brain neurotransmitter, serotonin, AND help rid your body of a wide variety of toxins, including heavy metals.

I mean really … what’s not to like?!

You can make kefir, kombucha and fermented veggies at home. You can also buy kefir and kombucha if you want, but it is far cheaper to make them.  Other yummy and healthful fermented foods you can buy (but not make at home) include miso and tempeh.  Kimchee is a natural ferment that we buy (dunno if you can make it at home) and I think there are brands of naturally fermented pickles too.  You might need to hit the specialty aisles or health food stores to find these. Look in the refrigerator cases, not on the shelves.  And check the labels to be sure they are naturally fermented and contain LIVE cultures. If it’s the real stuff, they’ll brag about it on the label. 

Fermenting at home is SAFE

In the United States, according to the USDA, there’s never been a single case of food poisoning reported from fermented vegetables. Fermenting vegetables are actually safer than raw vegetables, because the fermenting process destroys bad bacteria, like E. coli that has been known to contaminate fresh veg. It is also safer (and healthier) than canning, since the fermenting process kills off bad bacteria, while canning kills off all bacteria, except sometimes the really hardy bad actor that causes botulism poisoning.

How to get started

I’ve been into this for a whole two weeks now and I can’t believe how much better I feel or how much I LOVE these new foods! I’ve been getting most of my information and all of my fermenting supplies@ http://www.culturedfoodlife.com/. If you’re just interested in learning a little bit without spending any money, go to Cultured Food Life, scroll down a bit and fill in the blank where it says “Free e-Book.” Or email me and I’ll send it to you. If you’re interested in learning more and seeing how kefir, kombucha and vegetables are cultured, buy Donna’s DVD, The Trilogy, at her Store. It is well worth the price.

Dark chocolate to avoid

I found a blog that ranked dark chocolate brands for healthy eating. The WORST ones were put on the list because the chocolate was processed with alkali (destroys the part of the dark chocolate you want) and/or had a lot of added sugar. These brands included: Dove Dark Chocolate, Hershey’s Special Dark, Dark Chocolate M&M’s, Milky Way Midnight, Nestle Dark Hot Chocolate, Cadbury Bournville, and Brookside Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate or Blueberries. See the rest of the good and bad list @ http://healthyeater.com/dark-chocolate-best-and-worstHere at Casa Hyphen, we favor the Green & Black’s.  It’s SO delicious!

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This generation will not pass away

After describing the Great Tribulation and the Rapture, Jesus told his disciples,

“Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near.  In the same way, when you see all these things, know that he is near, at the gates.  Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.”  
– Matthew 24:32-34

Because figs are an ancient symbol for the Hebrew nation, some Bible scholars interpret this passage to mean that the End Times will happen within the lifetime of those who were alive when the modern nation of Israel was reborn.

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Old Testament fig symbols

Fig trees = A characteristic of the wealth of the Holy Land

“The Lord, your God, is bringing you into a good country, a land with streams of water, with springs and fountains welling up in the hills and valleys, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, of olive trees and of honey, a land where you will always have bread and where you will lack nothing.” – Deuteronomy 8:7-9

A fig tree = A characteristic of peace and prosperity in Israel under godly leadership

“Thus Judah and Israel lived in security, everyone under their own vine and fig tree from Dan to Beer-sheba, as long as Solomon lived.” – 1 Kings 5:5 NABRE  [N.b., in some translations, this is numbered 1 Kings 4:25.]

Good figs = A symbol of faithful Jews in exile

In the 6th century BC, Jeremiah prophesied:  “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: “Like these good figs, I will also regard with favor Judah’s exiles whom I sent away from this place into the land of the Chaldeans. I will look after them for good and bring them back to this land, to build them up, not tear them down; to plant them, not uproot them.” – Jeremiah 24:5-6

Tending a fig tree = Being a good servant

“Those who tend a fig tree eat its fruit; so those attentive to their master will be honored.” – Proverbs 27:18

If Jesus intended “this generation” (Matthew 24:34 ) to mean people who were alive when modern Israel was reborn on May 14, 1948, then the End Times are imminent.

“Seventy is the sum of our years, or eighty, if we are strong.”  – Psalm 90:10

A child born on or before May 14, 1948 will be 70 years old in the spring of 2018.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figs_in_the_Bible

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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF RACISM

From the second the bedwetting farce who calls himself the president first realized that being white meant nothing but being black could get you special set-asides race has been his stock-in-trade. Without his tan hide,he’s nothing but another drooling Muslim fanatic too cowardly to blow himself up. Being from Illinois I’ve had to put up with his shit for a very long time and frankly I really don’t care anymore when somebody says I’m a racist.

This is not news. I’ve never denied my disgust with a segment of society thats been raised being told the white man is the root cause of all their trouble,nothing is their fault and it’s easier to start having kids you can’t support before you finish high school and live off the largesse of the very people they’ve been taught to despise. Start stealing at 8 years old,hijacking cars at 13 and committing armed robberies at 16. It beats working until you get caught….or killed.

The four racial stooges are pushing hard for a full-blown race war which I fear may actually happen. The antagonists know nothing will ever happen to them and they fear nothing. It’s all a sick power trip. The abject failure (or success,if you prefer) of the educational system to impart any usable knowledge to a generation incapable of independent or analytical thinking is the awful price we continue to pay.

They just believe whatever the demagogues tell them. These are the people burning,looting stores,raising hell in general when few,if any,bother with the facts. Facts won’t get you Air Jordans or a flat screen TV. There will come a time,sooner rather than later,when shots will be fired out of anger or frustration and the racilaists will claim another victory.

BETCHA NEVER HEARD SOME OF THIS FROM THE LSM
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A LITTLE TOILET HUMOR

Of all the posts you find here of cultural significance and social relevance, what kind of sick individual would come up with a post centered around the bathroom?
Oh,yeah….my bad.

Ever notice how foul other peoples’ farts are but your own don’t really smell that bad?

Don’t you hate it when you have to poop right after you get out of the shower?

Ever notice how nobody ever has to poo or pee on any TV program?

Ever leave poo in the toilet so perfect you hate to flush it?

Isn’t one of the most disgusting things in the world going into a public restroom after someone who didn’t flush?

How sad is it that a seemingly-normal person could come up with this stuff off the top of his head?

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COME ON,ADMIT IT. AFTER A LONG TRIP,IT’S ONE OF THE TEN BEST FEELINGS IN THE WORLD
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I JUST FIGURED MAYBE SOMEBODY WOULD BE AS SICK OF THE FERGUSON HYPOCRISY AS I AM AND NEED A LITTLE CHUCKLE. HOPE I’M RIGHT.

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Liberal Hypocrisy and the Left’s War on Women

Remember David Letterman’s sex “joke” about Sarah Palin’s then-14 year old daughter Willow?  Or the demented Trig Palin theories espoused by Dan Savage, et al?  Nobody lost their jobs over those appalling attacks on a politician’s minor children.

2014_12 Liberal Hypocrisy

But hey … judge for yourself.  This is what Lauten said on her Facebook page:  “Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play.”  And this is what prompted her remarks.  

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Personally, I think she had a point and the whole “political kids are off limits” schtick is crap IN THIS INSTANCE.  These girls were at a public function, not at a school or family function.  If they want to be off limits, they need to stay out of the spotlight.

As for being forced to resign … what the hell?!  Lauten’s boss is a jerk for not sticking up for her and telling the liberal shrieking class that an apology was enough and they should go find some actual NEWS to report on … like the debt for instance.  Or how Russia now has more nukes than we do.  Or how many Americans have been injured and killed in Obama’s War in Afghanistan.

Source:
http://twitchy.com/2014/12/01/democrat-privilege-how-come-she-still-has-a-job-after-insulting-political-daughter-photo/

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SCRABBLE brag

I just made FOUR words in one turn. 🙂  IODID was already there. I played the H, E and R.

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