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Saturday, April 16, 2005

WONDERPLANTS - MORINGA, THE MIRACLE TREE

Wonderplants V - Miracle Trees

Ever heard of Azadirachta Indica, the neem tree from India, a tree that holds insects in check like no artificial pesticide can, and against which almost no pest ever managed to build defenses?

Ever heard of Paulownia Tomentosa, a tree which can grow to 85 feet or 27 meters in 7 years, and fixes carbon and nitrogen like mad, producing animal feed, natural fertilizer and the most valuable lightweight but sturdy wood? A wood considered so sacred in the Orient, that Japanese emperors can only be buried in coffins made out of it?

And king of all, have you ever heard of Moringa Oleifera and its cousin Moringa Stenopetala, the completely ~edible~ trees (roots included) that produces delicious leaves with 2 times the protein and 4 times the calcium in milk, 3 times the potassium in bananas, and 7 times more Vitamin C than oranges? And pods with 2 times the protein in beans, as well as oil as valuable as olive oil, but with a touch of flax seed oil added, almost as an afterthought? To say nothing about the fact that it has been widely hailed as "a natural multi-vitamin and minerals pill."

Most probably, you haven't.

Why? In the case of these trees, no need to imagine some dark conspiracy working hard on keeping you and your family good and dedicated lifelong customers of the medical-industrial complex, like the case can be made it is so with artificial sweeteners, a substantial cause of diseases in this country, or frankenfoods (also known as "Genetically Modified Organisms" or GMOs). A good introduction to the problem of GMOs can be found here:
http://www.thefutureoffood.com/ . With Neem, Paulownia and, even more so, Moringa, it's just the effect of plain lack of information.

We intend to change that, and invite you to join the growing movement of people involved in doing so!

Friday, April 08, 2005

A new quote, by Otto Warburg, MD, PhD, Twice Nobel Laureate in Medicine

"Cancer does not appear by accident, and consequently, I would not eat anything treated with chemicals in any way, that's why I mainly eat what we grow in our own organic garden."

Otto Warburg, MD, Twice Nobel Laureate in Medicine, 1970, to Amb. Dr Hans von Reichmann.

Friday, April 01, 2005

A couple quotes on enzymes.

Enzymes help for inner radiance, enhanced digestion, and nutrient absorption. They are great for helping digestion of fats, proteins, starches, cooked foods, etc.

The discovery of enzymes is one of the greatest breakthroughs ever achieved in nutrition. Only raw foods and enzyme supplements contain enzymes. Enzymes are destroyed by the cooking process. Enzymes help with weight loss, they accelerate detoxification/cleansing and greatly assist the digestive process - they transform amino acids, fats, starches, and minerals. Enzymes also increase nutrient assimilation and help rejuvenate aged skin and internal organs.

"Adaptogenic foods, such as ginseng (Panax ginseng), goji or wolfberries (Lycyum barbarum) or Moringa (M. oleifera and M. stenopetala) are such to a large extent because they bring us numerous enzymes and enzymatic co-factors in synergistic combinations." -- Francis Annenberg, PhD.

"Enzymes are catalysts. They are transformative elements. They are truly an alchemical symbol of transformation. On a physical level, enzymes help to overcome digestive lethargy. On a spiritual level, enzymes help to overcome life's ruts and setbacks - enzymes overwhelm spiritual stagnation... If you want things to change for you, if you want to attract and create beauty in your life, you have to do something different than you are doing now. If you desire a different destiny (destination) than relatives and friends who ended up dead broke or dead at the age of 65, then you must do something different now. Food enzymes make the difference." -- David Wolfe, in "Eating For Beauty".