Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Benefits Of Red Wine

For some people and cultures, talking about wine has some negative connotation. For them, wine is equivalent to inebriation, which of course results to adverse effects in the body. But that happens only if taken carelessly. Little did they know that red wine, when taken moderately, provides the best health benefits.
Individuals who are sipping and enjoying a glass of wine everyday are most likely to actually enjoy good health and what it can bring. There are various colors of wines, and they all depend on the drupe of the variety of grapes. If the skin color of the drupe is red, then with the right procedure, it will develop red wine. Interestingly, the most health benefits of the grape, the most common source for red wine, are from the skin, stems and seeds, and not the juicy portion of the fruit. There are three phytonutrients, called polyphenols, concentrated in the skin, stems and seeds; they are the flavonoids, phenolic acid and resveratrol. The more the dark and strong the skin is, the higher is its content of these polyphenols.

This post is in honor of National Drink Wine Day / Celebrated every February 18

More reasons for you to enjoy your glass of wine daily:
  • Red Wine has Antioxidant Properties : Red wine is marketed these days for its antioxidant benefits. An antioxidant is a component that aids in the repair of damaged cells due to the effects of the byproducts of oxygen in the body that is significantly harmful. The antioxidant in grape is found in its skin, and it is called resveratrol. Resveratrol are hunters of free radicals. Free radicals are byproducts of the oxidation process. Inside our body, there is a constant chemical reaction that is happening that that will allow the electrons to move from a certain substance to an oxidizing agent. Thousands of free radicals are produced in the body every time there is oxidation and this will generate a chain reaction that will cause damage to body cells. Antioxidants, such as resveratrol in red wines, scavenge the free radicals, and this will stop the chain from forming. As an antioxidant, red wine may be called a reducing agent.
  • Red Wine Helps with Cancer Prevention : According to researchers, resveratrol, which is an antioxidant, destroys the cancer cells in the body and it can also improve the effectiveness of the various cancer treatments, like chemotherapy and radiation. A study published in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology has shown that when 50mcg/ml of resveratrol was applied to pancreatic cancer cells, both alone and with ongoing radiation therapy, it resulted to three things:
  • apoptosis or death of cancer cells : destruction of the source of energy of cancer cells that diminished the capability of the cancer cell to function rendering the sensitivity of cancer cells to chemotherapy by obstructing the proteins that tried to resist the treatment.According to the chief of radiation oncology of University of Rochester Medical Center, Paul Okunieff, MD, consuming red wine for those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation is not prohibited. The biggest challenge though is in finding the right amount of resveratrol in red wine to produce a more effective result.
  • Red Wine Promotes Heart Health : The blood sample of 20 volunteers in one study was drawn, both before and after ingestion of grape products. These blood samples have shown that after taking red wine, the nitric oxide levels in the body increased; nitric oxide helps in the reduction of clot formation in the blood vessels. There is also evidence that platelet aggregation of the red blood cells diminished. Additionally, an increase in the antioxidant activity in plasma is observed, as well as an elevation in the levels of alpha-tocopherol, an antioxidant compound. This study demonstrated the fact that grape products have the capacity to prevent destruction of the LDL cholesterol.Although, considered by some as the bad cholesterol, LDL cholesterol is only bad during the events of its destruction by the free radicals, since the molecules that are produced during its confrontation with free radicals can cause damage to the arteries.
  • Red Wine Helps Regulate Cholesterol Level : Not only do grape and grape products, such as red wine, help in fighting cancer, evidences have shown that they can also lower cholesterol levels in the body. An antioxidant called pterostilbene is found to help in lowering cholesterol. When the USDA Agricultural Research Services scientists made a comparative study of pterostilbene, ciprofibrate (lipid-lowering drug) and resveratrol by observing the ability of these compounds to activate PPAR-alpha, a receptor site in cells responsible for the metabolism of lipids, such as cholesterol, it showed that pterostilbene is as effective as ciprofibrate, and more potent than resveratrol in PPAR-alpha activation. The more PPAR-alpha is activated, the more that the lipids, or cholesterols, are regulated.
  • Red Wine Promotes Digestion : Illnesses that are caused by food may be remedied with a glass of red wine. While antibiotics also cause damage the intestinal bacteria that promote health in digestion process, red wine will only damage the pathogenic bacteria and protect the beneficial bacteria. H. pylori, E. coli, Salmonella typhimurium and Listeria monocytogenes are only some of the bacteria found to have promising outcome in the study of red wine as an aid in the digestion process. Additionally for fried food and canned food lovers, ingesting red wine can help in neutralizing the compounds found in food products that are stored for a long period of time and those that are fried. These compounds called LOOH (lipid hydroperoxide) and MDA (malonaldehyde) are not just toxic to the body; it can also cause several digestive issues. By taking red wine with these types of foods, digestion will be enhanced.
  • Red Wine Helps with Weight Loss : According to the creator of the South Beach Diet, Arthur Agatston MD, who is also a cardiologist, ingesting alcohol, such as red wine, together with food have a stimulatory effect on one’s appetite. Red wine also has the capacity to reduce the emptying time of stomach, which will result to the reduction of food consumption that will eventually result to reduction of weight.
  • Red Wine Promotes Better Sleep : Italian researchers from the University of Milan have found that drinking red wine can enhance sleep. Red wine may contain alcohol which causes the depression of the part of the brain that induces sleep, but it also has ample amount of melatonin. Melatonin is concentrated in the skin of the grapes, which gives the color of the wine. It is the chemical in our body responsible for the regulation of sleep and the control of the circadian rhythm. At dawn, melatonin levels are reduced, the reason that man wakes up and becomes active in the morning. At night time, melatonin increases. By taking an extra glass of wine at night, the melatonin in the body will increase resulting to enhanced sleep.
  • Osteoporosis : drinking one or two alcoholic beverages…mainly wine…may improve bone health.The researchers suggest that the alcohol acts like estrogen in reducing bone turnover.


All you need is as little as 225ml of wine to supply your body with up to 640mcg of Resveratrol, depending on the wine. Certain wine sorts have higher concentrations, like Bordeaux or Pinot Noir. However, if you are not too fond of alcohol, you can always use Resveratrol supplements, and combine them with grapes for a better effect.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

February 17 holidays to celebrate

February 17 falls on a Saturday this year. There are a lot of fun things that are all part of today and we are going to go over a few. Which way will you be celebrating your weekend? Let's talk about a few options for today's date.

National Cabbage Day: 
Today we celebrate cabbage. We are encouraged to cook cabbage, eat cabbage and share cabbage. ~ Cabbage is a powerhouse source of vitamins K and C. Just one cup supplies 91 percent of the recommended daily amount for vitamin K, 50 percent of vitamin C, good amounts of fiber, and decent scores of manganese, vitamin B6, folate, and more and it’ll only cost you about 33 calories. Calorie for calorie, cabbage offers 11 percent more vitamin C than oranges. Wow! You can see why we celebrate this vegetable.

National Indian Pudding Day: 
Indian pudding is a traditional New England dessert, "a cold-weather classic." Seventeenth-century English colonists brought hasty pudding to North America and transformed it completely. Lacking wheat, they substituted cornmeal, a grain they learned to cultivate from the indigenous peoples, which led to the new name Indian pudding, derived from their name for cornmeal, Indian meal. They substituted milk, which was plentiful, for water and added locally available sweeteners, either molasses or maple syrup, and spices when available, typically cinnamon and ground ginger. Other traditional ingredients include butter and eggs for a smoother consistency and raisins and nuts for flavor and contrasting texture. Finally, Indian pudding is baked in a slow oven for several hours, transforming its texture from the porridge-like quality of hasty pudding to a smoother texture more typical of custard puddings. According to Kathleen Wall, Plimoth Plantation's expert on colonial cooking, "The longer it cooks, the more liquid the gritty cornmeal absorbs, and the more it absorbs, the smoother the texture of your pudding." It was commonplace in the colonial era and enjoyed a revival as part of Thanksgiving Day celebrations in the late 19th century. It was found in most American cookbooks before 1900. The 20th century’s commercial puddings with their industrially perfect smooth consistency displaced Indian pudding, and its cooking time had little appeal for the modern home cook. It is still associated with autumn holidays and occasionally revived by restaurants. It is usually served warm and sometimes accompanied by vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Ok we have just went over 2 different foods that are celebrated each and every February 17th. The idea is for you to pick those you like and cook them for your family and friends.  A better idea would be to pick those your not familiar with and try something new.

February 17th also has a "Drink Holiday". National Cafe au Lait is observed today.

Cafe au lait: 
In many American coffeehouses, a café au lait is a drink of strong drip brewed or French pressed coffee, to which steamed milk is added; this contrasts with a caffè latte, which uses espresso as a base. American café au lait is generally served in a cup, as with brewed coffee, being served in a bowl only at shops which wish to emphasize French tradition.

Random Acts of Kindness Day: 
is a day to celebrate and encourage random acts of kindness. "It's just a day to celebrate kindness and the whole pay it forward mentality", said Tracy Van Kalsbeek, executive director of the Stratford Perth Community Foundation, in 2016, where the day is celebrated on November 4. It is celebrated on September 1 in New Zealand and on February 17 in the US.

Other Holidays you can celebrate today are:
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence declaration of Kosovo in 2008, still partially recognized.
  • Revolution Day (Libya)
  • National Caregivers Day
  • National PTA Founders Day
  • My Way Day
  • National Public Science Day - Not to be confused with National Science Day which is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara
  • Who Shall I be Day
  • World Human Spirit Day
  • World Whale Day (3rd Saturday in February)

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The Benefits Of Cabbage Are

Cabbage is a powerhouse source of vitamins K and C. Just one cup supplies 91 percent of the recommended daily amount for vitamin K, 50 percent of vitamin C, good amounts of fiber, and decent scores of manganese, vitamin B6, folate, and more and it’ll only cost you about 33 calories. Calorie for calorie, cabbage offers 11 percent more vitamin C than oranges.

This post is in honor of National Cabbage Day
Celebrated every February 17th

List of Benefits of Cabbage
  • Prevents Cancer : Cabbage contains high levels of antioxidant sulforaphanes that not only fight free radicals before they damage DNA but also stimulate enzymes that detoxify carcinogens in the body. Researchers believe this one-two approach may contribute to the apparent ability of cruciferous vegetables to reduce the risk of cancer more effectively than any other plant food group. Numerous studies point to a strong association between diets high in cruciferous vegetables and a low incidence of lung, colon, breast, ovarian, and bladder cancers. Thanks to sinigrin that is found in the vegetable. Sinigrin is a glucosinolate that can be converted into allyl-isothiocyanate, a compound that can prevent the development of cancer cells. How much: The more cabbage you can include in your diet, the better. A study of Polish women found that those who ate at least four servings of cabbage per week as adolescents were 72 percent less likely to develop breast cancer later in life than their peers who consumed only one weekly serving or less.

  • Cabbage builds strong bones, dampens allergic reactions, reduces inflammation, and promotes gastrointestinal health. Cabbage is routinely juiced as a natural remedy for healing peptic ulcers due to its high glutamine content. It also provides significant cardiovascular benefit by preventing plaque formation in the blood vessels. In Chinese medicine, cabbage is used to treat constipation, the common cold, whooping cough, depression and irritability, and stomach ulcers. When eaten and used as a poultice, as a dual treatment, cabbage is helpful for healing bedsores, varicose veins, and arthritis.

  • Cabbage is very effective in reducing cholesterol in the body. The way it works is that it gets together with the bile acids in the digestive system and lets them out of the body and reduces the levels of cholesterol in the body.

  • anti-microbial properties which can kill all kinds of diseases naturally. The antibiotic properties of cabbage are increased once it has been fermented as well. So eat your sauerkraut, or better yet, make your own.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Divine Healing Energy is God

Divine Healing is the use of Divine Energy for healing. The ultimate Source of Divine Healing Energy is God - Who is the Source of all life. The Divine Healing Energy passes through Higher Beings: great Angelic Beings, great Prophets or Avatars, holy Masters, Saints, great Spiritual Teachers, Healing Angels, and others, then to the soul of the healer, the etheric body of the healer, then to the patient's etheric and physical bodies. The Healing Energy may also be passed from the soul of the healer to the soul of the patient, then to the patient's etheric and physical bodies. Divine Healing is practiced in various religions: Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Baha'i, Judaism, Hinduism, and others. No single religion has a monopoly on Divine Healing. Divine Healing is a higher form of pranic healing.
Divine Healing Energy is seen as electric Violet Light or brilliant White Light. Divine Energy has the properties of all the color pranas. In general, Divine Energy is used for treating severe ailments, not simple ailments. To use Divine Energy for treating simple ailments is like using diamonds instead of coal as fuel. Divine Healing is usually used when the healer has to treat many patients with simple or severe ailments in a short time.
This post is in honor of:
National Day Of Prayer / May 3
World Peace and Prayer Day / June ?
World Day Of Prayer / 1st Friday in March

  • Electric Violet Light has a Consciousness of Its own. It knows where to go and what to do. For example, if the Divine Energy is projected to the ajna chakra (third eye chakra), It will go to the affected chakras and the affected parts. Diseased energy will be expelled. Over-activated chakras will be inhibited. Under-activated chakras will be activated. Organs that are weak will be strengthened. Organs that are inflamed will be soothed.
  • AFFIRMATION FOR RECEPTIVITY : Divine Healing Energy is very powerful but also very subtle. For rapid healing to occur, the patient has to be very receptive. If the patient is not so receptive, then healing will be slow. But if the patient is not receptive at all, then he or she will not be healed. The healer may project a lot of electric Violet Light, but this Energy will not be assimilated unless the patient is receptive and wants to get well. If the patient is not so receptive, it is better to use ordinary white prana or ordinary color pranas. They are more effective with patients who are not so receptive since they are grosser than electric Violet Light. The receptivity of the patients can be enhanced by silently or verbally reciting the "Affirmation for Receptivity": "Lord, You are the Source and Fountain of all life, I humbly invoke Your Divine Blessing and Healing. I fully accept Your Divine Healing Energy, with gratitude and in full faith." (Repeat three times.)
  • TOUCHING THE HEART CHAKRA : Crown-hand chakras technique is used for projecting Divine Energy. As a healer becomes more powerful, it is necessary for him to lightly touch his heart chakra with one hand to soften the projected Divine Energy. Otherwise, the patient may weaken or may even faint.
  • FOREHEAD-HAND CHAKRAS TECHNIQUE : For healers who are quite powerful and whose antahkarana or spiritual root ("crystal cord" or "silver cord") is bigger than the head, it is better to use the forehead chakra as the source chakra for electric Violet Pranic Energy than the crown chakra. This technique is called forehead-hand chakras technique. For very powerful healers, the use of the forehead chakra as the source chakra is milder, safer, and more effective. The use of the crown chakra as the source chakra by very powerful healers is overwhelming to the patient's body and will produce a slower rate of healing. When using the forehead-hand chakras technique, it is still necessary to touch the heart chakra with one hand.
  • INVOCATION Before healing, it is advisable for the healer to silently pray: "Lord, You are the Source and Fountain of all life, I humbly invoke Divine Guidance, Divine Healing, and Divine Protection, with gratitude and in full faith."The healer may also invoke the Divine Blessing of Archangels, great Prophets or Avatars, Saints, your Spiritual Teacher, Angels, and Healing Ministers for help and healing."Through my Spiritual Teacher, the Healing Angels, and the Healing Ministers, I humbly invoke Divine Guidance, Divine Healing, and Divine Protection, with gratitude and in full faith." After the healing, the healer should silently give thanks: "Lord, Thank you for Your Divine Blessing. To my Spiritual Teacher, the Healing Angels, and Healing Masters, thank you for Your help and for the healing." The healer may use other prayers or improvise prayers for healing and thanksgiving.
  • POINT OF ENTRY : Electric Violet Light can be used for cleansing and energizing directly the affected chakras and parts. The upper chakras are more responsive to the electric Violet Energy than the lower chakras. In general, especially with grosser patients, the lower chakras are usually not responsive at all to the electric Violet Light if energized directly. The heart chakra, through the back heart chakra, can be used as an entry point for the electric Violet Light to go to the different parts of the body. The healer energizes the back heart chakra with electric Violet Light and visualizes the Divine Energy spreading to all parts of the body, with emphasis on the affected chakra(s) and the affected part(s). A powerful healer may rapidly project a tremendous amount of the electric Violet Light by hitting the patient's back heart chakra with the healer's palm. The crown chakra, forehead chakra, or ajna chakra can also be used as an entry for the electric Violet Light. The projection of Divine Energy can be done slowly or rapidly. If projected rapidly, the patient may become dizzy or may faint. This is why in charismatic healing or in faith healing, some healers may project a tremendous amount of Divine Energy by lightly touching or hitting with the palm the ajna chakra or forehead chakra of the patients - causing them to faint.

  • DESCENT OF THE DIVINE LIGHT : The Divine Healing Energy is transferred from the soul of the healer to the soul of the patient, then to the patient's etheric and physical bodies. This is seen as a flood of electric Violet Light or brilliant White Light coming down, thereby rapidly cleansing and energizing the whole body.
    • Silently say a short prayer requesting Divine Healing Energy and Divine Protection.
    • Instruct the patient to silently recite the "Affirmation for Receptivity."
    • Visualize brilliant White Light or electric Violet Light descending from above - down to the patient's crown chakra and spreading to all parts of the body.
    • Mentally instruct the Divine Healing Energy to remain with the patient until It has been fully utilized by his body.
    • Repeat treatment several times a week for as long as necessary.

  • MASS HEALING : A powerful healer can heal patients en masse with Divine Healing Energy.
    • Silently ask for Divine Blessing, Divine Healing, and Divine Protection.
    • Instruct the patients to silently or verbally recite the "Affirmation for Receptivity."
    • Concentrate simultaneously on your crown chakra and the heart chakra. Divine Healing Energy is drawn from above - down to the crown chakra, projected out through the front heart chakra, then through the hands.
    • Simultaneously visualize all the patients bathing in a sea of brilliant White Light or electric Violet Light. This is done for several minutes.

  • HEALING DECREE: "Almighty God, Beloved Mighty I AM Presence, and the Blessed Ones from the Healing Temples of Heaven, release Your Mighty Cosmic Rays that are doing God's Work throughout the atmosphere of earth. Let those Currents blaze through these hands to heal and bless this body! In the Name of the Ascended Jesus Christ and His Mother Mary, I command the complete removal and consuming of the causes and cores of the limitations and diseases in this body by the Violet Flame of Divine Love from God's Heart! In the Name I AM THAT I AM, I call upon the Holy Spirit to guide and guard this dear one to prevent these causes and cores from being recreated!"

Repeat after me:
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List of Weird February Holidays

February's not just about Super Bowl SundayValentines Day and Mardi Gras
Nope this month has some pretty interesting days to celebrate to say the least. If you love to party, and your looking for an unusual theme, then you've found the place. We list all the weird wild and wacky holidays that are popular in our calendar. See List Below: 

"It's Time To P-A-R-T-Y!

During The Month:

  • Pull your sofa off the Wall Month - This month encourages people to experiment with and freshen up their home decor through new furniture arrangement.
  • Clean Out Your Computer Day is the Second Monday in February.
  • Return Carts to the Supermarket Month
  • National Blah Buster Month- Bust those winter blahs.
  • Solo Diners Eat Out Week (Feb 1-7)
  • Inconvenience yourself day / 4th Wednesday of February
  • The Great American Spit Out / Thursday of the 3rd full week
  • International Sword Swallowers Day / last Saturday of February
  • International Tongue Twister Day / last Saturday of February
  • Open that Bottle Night / last Saturday of February
  • International Pancake Day / 47 days before Easter
  • Every Friday / Chicken Wing Chucker Day 
  • Every Friday / Fry Day ( How to Celebrate French Fry Friday )

Day Observances

  • Working Naked Day - February 1
  • Hoola in the Coola Day - February 1
  • Working Naked Day - February 1
  • Quacker Day - February 4
  • Disaster Day--February 5
  • Wear Red Day - 1st Friday in February
  • Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day- Feb 7
  • Man Day - February 7
  • Fly a Kite Day--February 8
  • Read in the bathtub day - February 9
  • Get a Different Name Day - February 13
  • Madly in love with me day - February 13
  • National Condom Day - February 14 - website
  • Quirky Alone Day - February - 14
  • My Way Day - February 17
  • National Champion Crab Races Day - February 17
  • World Human Spirit Day - February 17
  • Thumb Appreciation Day  - February 18
  • Cow milk while flying in an airplane Day / Elm Farm Ollie Day - February 18
  • National Battery Day - February 18
  • National Drink Wine Day - February 18
  • World Whale Day - February 18
  • International Tug of War Day - February 19
  • Hoodie Hoo Day - February 20
  • Love your pet day - February 20
  • Clean out your bookcase Day - February 20
  • National handcuff Day - February 20
  • Card reading Day - February 21
  • Single Tasking Day - February 21
  • Single-Tasking Day - February 22
  • National Margarita Day - February 22
  • Walking the dog day - February 22
  • National Cook a Sweet Potato Day - February 22
  • Curling is cool day - February 23
  • National Chili Day - February 23
  • Play Tennis Day - February 23
  • National Tortilla Chip Day - February 24
  • World Bartender Day - February 24
  • National Trading Card Day - February 24
  • Don't Utter a Word Day / Quiet Day - February 25
  • For Pete's Sake Day - February 26
  • Thermos Bottle Day - February 26
  • National Kahlua Day - February 27
  • No Brainer Day - February 27
  • Car Keys and Small Change Day - February 28
  • National Science Day - February 28
  • Public Sleeping Day - February 28
  • Floral Design Day - February 28
  • National Tooth Fairy Day - February 28
  • World Spay Day - February 28
  • National Surf and Turf Day--February 29
  • Dump Your Significant Jerk Day
  • Weather Person's Day
  • Be Electrific Day


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