April 2012

Published 09/05/2012


I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break.

On the Gold Coast the weather was perfect. It was great to see all the tourists enjoying this paradise again after the weather we have had over the last year.

I took time out to catch up on some overdue reading. I read a fascinating book called “The Hidden Messages in Water” written by a Japanese author Masaru Emoto. Dr Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific concentrated thoughts are directed towards them. He shows by photos how the water reacts to different environments. It was surprising the beauty of the crystals of the Manhatten water which is protected in cedar tanks when compared to other major cities in the world. I recommend reading this book as it takes us outside the square and makes us appreciate this valuable and life giving resource.

Calcium is a necessary mineral to keep our bones strong and the modern concept is that the only way to get our calcium is to consume high levels of dairy food. There are many other foods that give us this important mineral per 100gm: Apple 10mg Lettuce 50mg Dried Apricot 110mg Mint 200mg Avocado 10mg Onion 47mg Banana 17mg Dried Fig 126mg Dates 120mg Lemon 70mg Raisins 87mg Limes 90mg Amaranth 397mg Almonds 230mg Soya bean 240mg Radish leaves 265mg Spinach 75mg Fenugreek 395mg Carrots 80mg

Vitamin D: Sunshine (5-10 minutes 3 times per week) Egg yolk, fatty fish, Liver, Fortified Milk

Vitamin A: Carrots, sweet potato, squash, spinach

Vitamin B: Pork, sunflower seeds, whole grains, beans, seafood

Folate: Beans, spinach, wheat germ, oranges

Vitamin B2: Milk, yoghurt, chicken, leafy green vegetables, almonds

Vitamin B3: Chicken, tuna, peanut butter, beans, sunflower seeds

Iron: Spirulina, soybean, sesame seeds, red meat

Vitamin C: Strawberries, melons, citrus fruits, broccoli, brussel sprouts, red peppers, cranberry juice

Vitamin E: Mayonnaise, peanuts, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, vegetable oil.

Try as much as possible to grow your own or buy organic produce.

Best regards


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