Nothing better than shopping around Christmas time 🙂
Nothing better than shopping around Christmas time 🙂
Once upon a time on a not too far galaxy from here… As a matter of fact I can take you there. Really! it’s just around the corner. If you want we can go there right now. Even better, I will give you directions.
From this location, keep going straight until you hit the second stop light, you make a left. In less than half a block you will see a grocery store, you walk into it, around the middle of the second aisle, on the third shelf from the bottom you will see the Galaxy I was referring to. Just so no one gets confused, it’s the regular plain Galaxy bar, no nuts, no caramel. Anyway, on that specific galaxy was a coupon with a discount and I bought it… The End.
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Exorcism…. A scary subject. It has driven people insane for centuries … or has it ? I am about to give out a couple of scenarios and hopefully you can see where I am going with this.
You get up one day and you come to realize that every news channel on earth, not only in your city but all over the world, is reporting the same exact news, “An extremely dangerous and hungry lion has escaped from a zoo, City: Unknown, Country: unknown, Continent: unknown. Take extreme precaution, you have been warned”. At that point, I can imagine every human being on earth freaking out; people might even lock themselves at home until they hear more precise news.
Same news being reported on all news channels across the world, but this time, we know that the escapee lion is in North America, within the United States of America, the state of Massachusetts, and the city of Boston to be more precise. At this rate, we will see people panicking, but it will be more contained within the borders of Boston, whereas everyone else across the globe will pursue their everyday normal activity without almost any fear of being devoured by the Lion.
I hope those two scenarios have somewhat paved the way to my following discussion.
We sometimes hear that a person, child or adult, male or female has been possessed. Isn’t it more like my second scenario, whereby now not only do you know the exact city the devil is in, but also the exact body he has decided to limit himself within? Usually when this happens, somehow they tie down the body too.
Now, think of the remaining 6,999,999,999 people on earth. They can go on living their normal life with no fear what-so-ever of Satan. They know where he is? They know he’s tied down? All they have to do is simply keep him there, and one way or another show gratitude to the possessed person by saying “Thank you for taking one for the team”.
From a business perspective, I am not sure why Satan would go about doing the possession thing? Instead of sticking to my first scenario, instilling fear in all 7 billion people, why would he limit himself within one body? And even when he is exorcised out of it, the previously possessed person will also turn against him for misusing his or her body and might even sue him.
Something to think about…
P.S: Needless to say, this article is not based on research, it is intended purely for humor.
— Raghid Khalil
I love watching documentaries. They open your eyes to new ideas and concepts to explore.
One thing I have stumbled across is ‘The Gerson Therapy’. It was referenced in a few documentaries* I watched and I was mesmerized with the concept and remedy.
I am not going to go through a historical anecdote of the therapy and all that. I am going to discuss the therapy itself.
If you suffer from any kind of cancer, chronic degenerative diseases or illness, be it the common cold to the most deadly and untreatable of all diseases, ‘The Gerson Therapy’ seems to be able to fight it all and actually CURE and HEAL you and not the symptoms.
I enjoy visualizing ‘the Gerson therapy’ as a comic superhero like no other. She would be invincible and ready to save the day all the time 24/7. Why she? Because the therapy is so holistic and derived from Mother Nature that it is no doubt a she healer. “The She Healer” would be her name 🙂
Anyway to get back on track…. The Gerson Therapy believes that the body has an amazing ability to heal itself. The body is normally organized in order to heal. If you cut or burn yourself in the kitchen while preparing food your wounds will eventually heal. If you break your leg, your body will eventually repair the damage and heal. It is our built in “Natural Healing Mechanism” (and you thought that cars only have built in features!). Thus the only thing you have to do when or if you ever get sick is to restore and rebuild the bodies healing mechanism which is being suppressed and damaged by all the waste, pesticides, preservatives, damaged and processed foods, and additives that are in the poisonous food we are consuming. So, all you have to do is the following (note: therapy is modified depending on the illness you suffer from. I am not an expert on the subject so if you are sick please do your own research, check out the institute, and follow their recommendations):
I- Juicing: Fresh juices are so helpful and powerful for the body. Fresh organic nutrients are the only thing that the body needs to work on. The human body is not designed to work on pasta, fries and steak which have no vitamins, mineral and nutrition. Even vegetarians who are adding salad dressings and are eating damaged vegetables and fruits that are exposed to pesticides and fungicides are not nourishing their systems but are poisoning it. So the solution to nourish your body is fresh organic produce. In order to provide your cells with fresh living nutrients they can absorb and utilize quickly to keep our defenses going, juices are the key. Removing the fiber and only drinking the juice will allow us to get more nutrients and vitamins in our system. Here are the juices you are to have on daily basis:
(The therapy prohibits the drinking of water. The juices are served every hour, thus the system is highly hydrated.)
II- Coffee Enemas: Drinking coffee is prohibited in the Gerson therapy. But coffee used in enema gives the body a totally difference effect. It cleanses the liver and helps it restore its function.
III- Have full vegetarian meals with fiber in them. Meals consisting of fresh organic vegetables and fruits. Use of flax seed oil is allowed. No Salt to be used. Go crazy with recipes.
IV- Meditation helps heal and restore balance to our systems.
What about protein?
This reminds me of a scene from the animated move “Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs” where the tiger chasing a dear looses his breath after a few seconds but the dear keeps running and running.
The vegetarian diet is rich in proteins. The most complete protein is in carrots and carrot juice. If you feed a new born nothing but carrot juice they are perfectly normal and develop healthy. Carrots have almost the same amount of protein as mothers’ milk and it has all the other things that babies need: calcium, magnesium, manganese etc. You also get proteins in potatoes, oatmeal, and in all other vegetables.
The therapy is not an easy one to adopt especially with the lifestyles we have gotten accustomed to. From the daily takeouts to the social events that always include something to nibble on and drink. But at the end of the day health is the most important element of our life. When you are unhealthy you are unable to lead a normal life. You are always sick and tired and sad. We owe it to ourselves to start adopting some healthy choices. Maybe buy a juicer and start trying the juices that are mentioned above. If we see any improvement in our health, maybe we can cut back on animal products, additives and preservatives. Then maybe we can start doing the coffee enemas to help our liver rid itself from all the toxins we are consuming.
It is funny how our priorities are distorted. We spend so much money on our outer appearances (which is not a bad thing at all), but we tend to go cheap when it comes to buying healthy products for our system.
Consider showing off your healthy body and healthy system. Boast about your health and well being. Please read more about the subject. You never know when you may need the therapy or a slap in the face and a wake up call to adopt a healthier lifestyle just to stay alive. Don’t wait until you are in desperate need. Don’t wait until you get sick. Act now.
Take care of yourself. You have the potential to cure yourself.
— Rasha Nasser Khalil
* The documentaries are:
The beautiful Truth directed by Steve Kroschel
The Gerson Miracle directed by Steve Kroschel
Dying to Have known directed by Steve Kroschel
Food Inc. directed by Robert Kenner
Forks Over Knives directed by Lee Fulkerson
Food Matters directed by James Colquhoun and Carlo Ledesma
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead directed by Joe Cross
Charlotte Gerson on Cancer and Disease:
The Gerson Institute: http://gerson.org/
Gerson Health Media: http://www.gersonmedia.com
Jay Kordich (the father of juicing): http://www.jaykordich.com/
“When your defenses are in order cancer is impossible”
“Cancer is totally curable by restoring the body’s ability to reactivate this healing mechanism”
“Chemotherapy does not restore the body’s ability to heal. It poisons it further. It weakens the immune system”
“Nature has set it all up… it is alright”
“The only thing the public thinks of when it thinks of proteins is animal proteins. But the human body is not designed from animal proteins. It cannot handle it correctly. It cannot break it down to the end product and lodge it correctly.”
“live food… live bodies. Dead food…things that are cooked, things that are processed… dead food…death does not beget life, only life begets life.”
Artists are the minds mirror. They have the gift and ability to reflect the intricacies and intertwined synapses of our mind so vividly.
What I like about Salvador Dali is that throughout his life he got influenced by many art movements and expressed each brilliantly. He adapted and changed and grew. This is well reflected in his paintings and expressions.
Dali was born in Figueres, Spain on May 11, 1904.
In the 1920’s he held one man shows and got recognition for his impressionist paintings. His famous was The Basket of Bread.
1929 highlights Dali’s connection with the Surrealist Movement . His painting, The Persistence of Memory, with the soft melting watches echo space and time; gentle, bizarre, introverted and dangerous. It is as if time adjusts to the circumstance and envelops its existence around it.
Twenty years later in “The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory” (1952), Dali broke these images. He was fascinated by destructive nature of atomic energy and reflected it in breaking his images as a mere consequence of the knowledge that we possess.
By 1940, Dali was moving into a new type of painting with a fixation with science and religion trying to revive the classic period. Among the best known of these works are The Hallucinogenic Toreador.
His health deteriorated after the death of his wife and muse in 1982. Salvador Dali died on January 23, 1989 in Figueres from heart failure with respiratory complications.
Rasha Nasser Khalil
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