Archive for November, 2005

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

A Great Resource for Food Intolerance Issues:

I just wanted to give everyone a “heads up” to a wonderful website filled with support and information about food intolerance issues of all sorts.
Go to
The website provides independent information about the connection between food and behavior, with particular attention to the affects on health and learning abilities in both children and adults. Its dietary recommendations and support revolves around “a low-chemical elimination diet free of additives, low in salicylates, amines and flavour enhancers (FAILSAFE)”

Who might gain value from FAILSAFE eating?
Well if you or your children are bothered by any of the following, it would definitely be worth taking a good long look.

* mood swings * PMT * short fuse * oppositional defiance * ADHD * foggy brain * learning difficulties * anxiety * depression * panic attacks * stomach aches * bloating * reflux * irritable bowel * “sneaky poos” * food cravings * difficulty falling asleep * night waking * headaches * migraine * asthma * stuffy or runny nose * frequent ear infections * tinnitus * arthritis * eczema * or * restless legs.

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Prayer May Speed Heart Patient’s Recovery

Prayer may reduce the number of complications experienced by hospitalized heart patients, researchers report. Heart Patients who were prayed for by others, but were not aware of being the object of prayers, had an 11% reduction in medical complications or the need for surgery or medications while in hospital, according to the investigators. The authors examined the medical charts if nearly 1,000 heart patients, following their health histories between hospital admission and discharge.

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Coconut Oil and Weight Loss

I just had to do another post on the coconut oil !
This is fascinating stuff !!

Do all fats make fat ? Well, according to Dr Fife N.D., apparently not. Coconut Oil is digested differently than other fats. Most fats, when eaten, pass through the stomach into the intestines and it is in the intestines where the majority of fat digestion occurs. The fats are broken down into their individual fatty acids and absorbed into the intestinal wall where they are repackaged into lipoproteins. It is lipoproteins, then, that circulate in the blood stream. These Lipoproteins are what releases the particles of fat that collect in our fats cells and on artery walls.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005


Coconut Revival – New Possibilities For the Tree of Life

Further to my post yesterday. An exciting development in favor of revitalizing interest in the coconut industry comes by way of the INTERNATIONAL COCONUT FORUM being held in Cairns, North Queensland, Australia on Nov 22 – 24th, 2005.

This event is sponsored in part by the Queensland University and the Australian Governments program, AusAID. Objectives of the forum include:

  1. Discussing strategic issues in the development of coconut industries of the region especially related to new products and markets.
  2. Discussing the past current and future international support for coconut research and development.
Tuesday, November 15th, 2005


A small group of us had the most wonderful opportunity to spend a quiet evening with Bruce Fife, ND the other day learning about the incredible health benefits of the humble coconut. Although highly valued in the coconut growing regions of the world, the health benefits of coconut oil, are only now just starting to break through a heavy cloud of mis-information that has found its way into just about every health book and journal available in the west.

The main criticism is regards it’s high saturated fat content. Saturated fats, as we know, are generally thought of as being a direct contributor towards the development of heart disease. Coconut Oil, however, is not like other saturated fats, in that it is composed of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). Research has shown that these fats, derived from coconut oil, posses very unique nutritional properties. Research has shown that these MCT’s not only do NOT contribute to heart disease, but in fact, quite the reverse. They protect against it. This point is further supported by studies which show that those populations that use coconut oil as their primary source of fat have the lowest heart disease rates in the world.