Saturday, September 27, 2008

You Are What You Eat

We picked up a copy of the Healthy Times Newspaper today while at a grocery store in Corona. Here's a fun feature article from their Sept/Oct issue:

A stupendous insight of civilizations past has now been confirmed by today's investigative, nutritional sciences. Research has shown that what was once called The Doctrine of Signatures was astoundingly correct. The doctrine contends that every whole food has a signature or pattern that resembles the human body organ or physiological function that most benefits from it.

Here is just a short list of examples of whole food signatures:

Picture of sliced carrotA sliced carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris, and radiating lines look just like the human eye…and YES science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

Picture of sliced tomatoA tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Picture of bunch of grapesGrapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

Picture of split walnutA walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemishpere, upper cerebrums, and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help delvelp over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Picture of kidney beansKidney beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Picture of celery sticksCelery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23 percent sodium. If you don’t have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Picture of sliced AvocadoEggplant, avocados, and pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look like these organs. Today’s research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this?….It takes exactly 9 months to grown an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them.)

Picture of sliced figsFigs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the number of sperm, a way to overcome male sterility.

Picture of sweet potatoeSweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Picture of Black and Green OlivesOlives assist the health and functions of the ovaries.

Picture of citrus fruitsGrapefruit, oranges, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Picture of an onionOnions look like body cells. Today’s research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.

There was also a little table of the 12 Most and Least Contaminated Produce (conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contaminated by toxic pesticides):

12 Most Contaminated:
Bell Peppers

12 Least Contaminated:
Sweet Corn
Sweet Peas
Kiwi Fruit

The accompanying article discussed how children were more likely to suffer negative effects from pesticide exposure because of their lower body weight, their less developed immune systems, and the fact that they're still growing. For all of us, unsafe levels of pesticides have a wide variety of side effects on the endocrine, nervous and immune systems.

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