Friday, January 28, 2011





This  is informative! 

We  all think eating fruit means just buying fruit,  cutting it up and popping it into our mouths.  It's not that easy. It's important to know how  and when to eat fruit. 

What's  the correct way to eat fruit? 


Eating  fruit like that plays a major role in  detoxifying your system, supplying you with a  great deal of energy for weight loss and other  life activities. 


Let's  say you eat two slices of bread, then a slice of  fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go  straight through the stomach into the  intestines, but it's prevented from doing so.   

In  the meantime, the whole meal rots and ferments,  and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes  into contact with the food in the stomach, and  digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins  to spoil. 

Eat  your fruit on an empty stomach, or  before your meal! You've heard people complain:  Every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat  durian my stomach bloats, when I eat a banana I  feel like running to the toilet, etc. This will  not happen if you eat the fruit on an empty  stomach. Fruit mixes with the putrefying other  food and produces gas. Hence, you bloat! 

There's  no such thing as some fruits, like orange and  lemon are acidic, because all fruit becomes  alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert  Shelton who did research on this matter. If you  have mastered the correct way of eating fruit,  you have the Secret of Beauty, Longevity,  Health, Energy, Happiness and normal  weight. 

When  you need to drink fruit juice drink only  fresh fruit juice, NOT the concentrated  juice from the cans. Don't drink juice that has  been heated. Don't eat cooked fruit; you don't  get the nutrients at all. You get only the  taste. Cooking destroys all of the vitamins.   

Eating  a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice.  If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful  by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix  with your saliva before swallowing it. You can  go on a 3-day fruit-fast to cleanse your body.  Eat fruit and drink fruit juice for just 3 days, and you will be surprised when your friends say  how radiant you look! 

KIWI: Tiny  but mighty, and a good source of potassium,  magnesium, vitamin E and fiber. Its vitamin C  content is twice that of an orange! 

AN  APPLE a day  keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a  low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants and  flavonoids which enhances the activity of  vitamin C, thereby helping to lower the risk of colon cancer, heart attack and stroke. 

STRAWBERRY:  Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest  total antioxidant power among major fruits and  protect the body from cancer-causing, blood  vessel-clogging free radicals. 

EATING  2 - 4 ORANGES a day  may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol,  prevent and dissolve kidney stones, and reduce  the risk of colon cancer. 

WATERMELON: Coolest  thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is  also packed with a giant dose of glutathione,  which helps boost our immune system. Also a key  source of lycopene, the cancer-fighting oxidant.  Also found in watermelon: Vitamin C and  Potassium.   

GUAVA  & PAPAYA: Top  awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners  for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also  rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation.  Papaya is rich in carotene, good for your eyes.  

Drinking  Cold water after a meal =  Cancer! 

Can  you believe this? For those who like to drink  cold water, this applies to you. It's nice to  have a cold drink after a meal, however, the  cold water will solidify the oily stuff that  you've just consumed, which slows digestion.  Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will  break down and be absorbed by the intestine  faster than the solid food. It will line the  intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats  and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup  or warm water after a meal. 

A  serious note about heart attacks. 


Women  should know that not every heart attack symptom  is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of  intense pain in the jaw. You may never have the  first chest pain during the course of a heart  attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also  common symptoms. Sixty percent of people who  have a heart attack while they're asleep do not  wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a  sound sleep. Be careful, and be aware. The more  we know, the better our chance to survive.   

A  cardiologist said if everyone who gets this mail  sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that  we'll save at least one life. 

It  can  even be  your life! 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Hey all,
I ran across this article and wanted to share for several reasons- 1 being an inspiration to someone, 2 being she's from my hometown , and 3, it's an article about natural hair :o)....ENJOY

In the latest installment of our "Natural Hair Diary" series,'s Patrice Grell Yursik profiles Qiyamah Singletary, a beauty entrepreneur with a luscious, full 'fro.

NATURAL WOMAN: Qiyamah Singletary

CITY: Newark NJ

OCCUPATION: Honorably discharged veteran and owner of Immaculate Collections, a bath and beauty line

HAIR JOURNEY:  After years of relaxers and heat-styling, Qiyamah decided to go natural in October 2009. Instead of transitioning, she chopped her locks to a quarter of an inch. "In order for me to embrace my natural texture, getting rid of the chemically treated hair was a must," she says, adding that the new look was a hit with her family and friends. "I actually influenced my mom and cousin to go natural. My daughter has been natural for 7 years."

Qiyamah sees her natural hair as an expression of a holistic lifestyle. "I love rocking my fluffed-out 'fro, but going natural wasn't just about a hairstyle," she says. "It was also a major step in me embracing a lifestyle change. Healthy eating, exercise, prayer, and meditation are all incorporated in my daily life. Now, I'm more conscious of what I put into my body and my hair."

: Immaculate Collections Cocomango 3 in 1 Hair Butter ($12,, Jamaican Black Castor Oil ($6,, herbal tea hair rinses and essential oils.

HAIR ICONS: Ayo, Tanika Ray, Esperanza Spalding and Lauryn Hill

ADVICE TO ASPIRING NATURALS: "It's okay to become a product junkie initially -- you have to play around with different products in order to find out what works best for your hair. But then fiind a regimen and stick to it! And keep in mind that no two curly heads are the same."

 Chan, PJ-1