Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Rosh HaShana!!

Tonight is Rosh HaShana. The beginning of a new Jewish year. Today is the special day that we crown G-d as our King.

How blessed are we to be the King's children and to be under His wings.

I marvel how I take it for granted that every day Hashem takes care of us without a word and without a complaint!

He waters the earth and gives us nourishment.

He protects us when we go on our way and gets us home safely.

The media is so excited to report when things go awry in the world, they are quick to zero in on the negative things of life, and it leaves us wondering if Hashem really cares!!

Well, we know the media is very biased against Blacks and Jews.

But it is also very biased against G-d!!

We want Hashem to judge us favorably? Well, let us judge Him favorably. Let us thank Him sincerely for taking care of us this past year. For taking care of the millions and millions of people, the thousands and thousands of animals, for bringing out the sun every day, for keeping the oceans and seas in their assigned space, for keeping our respiration flowing, for bringing life into the world, for sustaining life, for.....

It is truly too much to list....

I humbly thank you, Hashem, my G-d.

G-d bless!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

When an Orange met a Banana...

This post is in memory of Sarah Deena Rochel bat Yehudit.

Our Sages share with us the idea that before the sickness comes, Hashem/G-d/the Almighty already brought forth the antidote. Before the problem occurs, the solution is already present.

This is very powerful.

B/c in this world, where illness of all sorts abounds, we must understand that the cures exist. We must also understand the absurdity of waiting until we are sick before we start taking measures towards health. No!!! We must understand that true healing requires going back to our Source.

And the time for action is NOW!!!

In His goodness and mercy, Hashem foresaw it all: the diabetes, the obesity, the cancers...

And He has infused the world we live in with medicine. YES! The medicines are all around us. And thankfully, these medicines do not only come in the form of bitter herbs. (although some do and that's cool, too) They come in the sweetness of fruits, in the crunch of nuts and seeds, in the earthiness of herbs, in the breath that we take, in the happiness of our hearts, in the simplicity of life, in the belief in G-d, in the belief of ourselves, in the stretch and the courage in our limbs....

Burrowed deep into the simplest fruits and vegetables lay traces of the healing power of G-d.

This is a big deal, y'all!!!

I had a friend, Sarah Deena Rochel, who recently passed away from leukemia. She was barely twenty! I remember her always be so bubbly and cheerful. It hurts me very much. It was diagnosed before I got full swing into my whole health track- although I don't know if there was anything I could have done to help. She basically got put in the medical wash machine and that pretty much finished her. No natural approach whatsoever.


A study was done in the University of California Berkley re: leukemia (cancer of the bone marrow) and this was one of their findings: "children who regularly ate oranges and/or bananas during their first two years of life had a reduced risk of developing childhood leukemia. Oranges are full of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a well known antioxidant and is also known for its anticancer effects. Bananas contain a high amount of potassium. Potassium is a mineral that has also shown to have some anti-cancer benefits."

Oranges and bananas.

Bananas and oranges.

But we must be wise, my friends. As we speak, corporate companies like Monsanto (may this name be erased!) are plotting to end normal seeds and foods as we know it to create GM foods, genetically modified foods.


First off, these seeds do not reproduce from year to year. Hashem created foods just fine, we don't need greedy corporate suits messing with them. So be SURE to boycott GM foods. Be sure to support farmers who are growing natural, organic foods.

Y'see, it's very easy to get overwhelmed with all of this. Sometimes it seems the corporate suits are just too savvy, too quick, and too strong.
But consumer power is just that: Power.

And it gets the corporate suits exactly where it hurts the most. They cannot be in charge of our foods and our future. Period.

We are in control, and the moment we realize our power, the world will be a different playing field completely. We have to believe in our power, believe in our own goodness, and believe in G-d's goodness.
Thank the Almighty, I have another friend who was diagnosed with cancer. How she fought!! She insisted on pushing off radiation for as long as she could, instead de-toxing the junk out and building her body with natural medicines and going to see a natural doctor.

Today, beloved reader, she is waiting to see if all the cancer is gone! She is doing exercises, getting strong, and has got her adult children into a more healthy life style as well.

Hodu L' Hashem Ki Tov!! Thank G-d who is good!

We mustn't lose hope, and the healing words of health and love must be spread fast and wide. We are depending on you! And feed oranges and bananas to your loved ones. The truth is there has also been breakthroughs with grape seed extract re: leukemia. I want to read up more about it, but I'll give a source at the end.

G-d bless!!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sentinel Nigeria

I love poetry, and I am constantly on the quest to find particularly poems from African writers. Check out a new website I stumbled on called Sentinel Nigeria where you can find poetry and fiction.

Here's an excerpt from a poem Hollow Palm Leavesby Ibrahim Sambo:

Like palm leaves
Without the breeze
The stillness of the heart
Without its beats
like the ocean
Without its waves
Your absence...

G-d bless!!!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Slowing Down and Getting Strong....

Incandescent vs. Fluorescent Lighting

At a recent class with naturalist guru Shoshana Harrari, I was shocked to hear about the dangers of fluorescent lighting. In America, Congress is phasing out incandescent light bulbs (the usual light bulb that I am familiar with) by 2014 and pushing for fluorescent (CFLs) bulbs. Apparently, CFLs save more energy than the old kinds.

Perhaps the best energy saver and health saver is relying more on sunlight and using these bulbs only occasionally...

However, people should be in the know!

G-d bless!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011


The Chale Wote Street Festival showcased some of Ghana's amazing creativity.

Artists, musicians, writers and various organizations came together to make the first annual street art festival. Chale wote is the name for the flip flop sandals worn by many Ghanaians.

Follow the link to below to Nana Kofi Acquah's breath taking picture blog to catch some highlights.

G-d bless!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I found this simple recipe for a sunflower seed cracker. Very psyched! I figure this can help me substitute the wheat stuffs.

1 cup sunflower seeds hulled
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 cloves of garlic
1 cup sesame seeds hulled
up to 1/4 cup water

Sunflower seeds are soaking as we speak...

hat tip to:

G-d bless!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Goal This Week: Reduce Wheat

Was away with friends on Shabbath and ate so much junk food. It is really hard to eat healthy food when you're out on the road.

Goal this week: reduce wheat, ie. bread

Eat more grains and raw salads.

This should be interesting b/c I really like bread stuffs. Its known to be a comfort food. But I always notice the extra weight gain when I eat bread.

Ok, getting on track. I think the key is having healthy food ready for when I am hungry. Wish me luck!

G-d bless!!