Nutrition & Naturals: Ten Immune Boosting Foods for you!

Note: This post is republished from August 2012

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I am so excited! I finally was able to compile a collection of very powerful immune boosting foods that are available even at your local grocery store! I’m elated to be able to share my little nutritional/health brochure with you, since I put a lot of work in it, and did research to make it professional. ¬†And thanks to ISSUU,¬†I have it “published” in a neat format where you can browse through it as if you had a real booklet in your hands!

Here’s a sneak peak at a page inside my pamphlet. You’ll find lots of useful information packed inside this brochure!

Click The Image to See the Brochure!

Feel free to zoom in and browse and click to the most comfortable viewing size you want. Also if you prefer the more traditional method, check out the PDF version below:

Immune Boosting

I hope this little catalog will be useful for you, since it took me about a week to put it all together, and nearly 3 weeks to finalize it since I’ve been working on and off in-between my schedule!

I trust you will see the awesome value of the natural resources God put around us, and you will start using these great foods for yourself and your families. Please feel free to share it and recommend it to your friends as well.

Finally, I would love to hear feedback from you on this, either how it helped you, or what you liked about it (hopefully no disliking, but I’ll take that too if you have them ūüôā ). If you have any questions or need clarifications or more details, send me those as well!

A Bite of History: Mimolette the mitey cheese!

Pass the cheese please!

I’m on a culinary journey for this post, and you’re invited to come along! I was reading a historical cooking blog. And the author mentioned he and his fianc√©e¬†were visiting an antique goods store. While there, he asked the shop owner about a certain cheese. It was called¬†Mimolette,¬†and apparently this cheese was a special kind of cheese, known only in the circles of cheese¬†connoisseurs, or turophiles as they are called.¬†Turophiles¬†is a new word I learned. Doesn’t it sound sophisticated?

Anyway, as I was saying, Mimolette is not very well known by the average folk, as the blogger was inferring. But the name Mimolette sounded intriguing and even more so, because I read this cheese cannot be found here in the United States in any stores. Yup, it was actually banned. What?!? I decided to do a little research and become more informed about this snobby, banned, mysterious cheese! So after you read this post, you can go and impress your friends with your extensive knowledge by asking them:

“Do you know what Mimolette is?”

Most likely they will have no clue…and after you let them guess, you can proceed to share your knowledge ;P

This cheese is originally from France (as might be expected by the fancy name). And you may be surprised it looks¬†just like¬†a cantaloupe not only on the outside, with that rough crust, but also on the inside with a dark orange color! In fact, if this cheese and a cantaloupe weren’t labeled, and set side by side, I bet it would be easy to confuse one with the other.

Many people say the taste of mimolette cheese is much like Dutch Gouda cheese, or like Parmesan cheese when it is not fully aged. Although mimolette is from France, the idea, recipe, or style (if you will), was copied from a Dutch cheese named Edammer.

But the most interesting aspect of¬†mimolette cheese is yet to come! And now you will find out why it was banned from the United States. The flavor and texture of the cheese is made by cheese mites (little bugs) that are put in the cheese to create the rough crust and age the cheese by their eating activity. So if you eat mimolette cheese, you are eating cheese with bugs in it! Did you know there are quite a few other cheeses with mites in them? Yet the mimolette supposedly has more mites than other cheeses. So recently this year, the FDA thought mimolette just had one-too-many mites, which made it “filthy” and quite gross, so they banned any imports of this cheese in the United States, and destroyed cheeses that were still available in stores here. This caused some people to protest and put up campaigns to “Save the Mimolette”, but they didn’t win the battle and Mimolette is still rejected by American authorities, while some American¬†cheese¬†connoisseurs mourn after it.

So if you ever go to Europe and visit France, remember to try some Mimolette! That is, if you’re not grossed out by the mitey cheese!

Question to all readers: Would you taste/eat Mimolette cheese if you were given some, now that you know it has mites?

For more information on Mimolette visit these links:

Savoring the Past

Mimolette

Banning Mimolette

God’s Fingerprint: The Special Molecule Inside You!

Let’s do a little science today!

I’m so excited to share with you an interesting bit of scientific information that will remind you how perfect and detailed God’s creation is, and how “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) you are!

Laminin

 

 

This little molecule is an important protein in the body which functions to support cells and connect them together. If we look at the layers of the cells in our body and skin cells, we will notice there are many strata of different types of cells. The foundation to which the cells are attached is called the basal lamina, or the lamina. This is where the cells are anchored. The laminin molecule makes up this lamina base. The basal lamina is like a sheet of interconnections between the laminin molecules.

 

The most interesting thing about the laminin molecule is its shape. Laminins are glycoproteins that act as a glue and are present in every tissue in the body! There are several variations of the trimeric shpe of laminin, and one is this cross shape! The structure of this molecule allows it to attach to cells and anchor them to the basal membrane.

 

If laminins are dysfunctional in the body, many different problems can come up such as nephrotic syndrome (kidney problems), or muscular dystrophy.

Isn’t it exciting and interesting that God chose to place a little molecule inside of us which plays such a vital role of keeping our cells “glued together”, and it is in the shape of a cross? I think it’s a reminder that we only live because of the Cross and through Christ, and we have life because of Christ’s sacrifice. It can also remind us that Christ built up and keeps the church body together like our body is glued together by this laminin molecule.

Isn’t it such a beautiful display of God’s fingerprint in His creation? I’m certain the Lord has purposely hidden special proofs of His design (like this laminin molecule) for us to discover in all parts of His creation and to marvel and rejoice over like finding a little treasure.

Praise the Lord!

What other interesting design details in creation do you know about? 

Everyone Should Have This in Their Medicine Cabinet!

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Charcoal. Yes, those little black chunks used for fire. A little chimney boy covered in soot might also come to mind.

But you might be surprised to know charcoal can have medicinal properties! ¬†Activated¬†Charcoal, that is.¬†In fact, it’s something that may keep you from running to the emergency room, as you’ll find out below! Continue reading

Kefir- the little bacteria that are good for you!

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Allow me to introduce you to the bacteria that are good for you! Don’t worry, they won’t bite. In fact, if you learn to love them, they are amazingly useful for your health.

Do you want to start having a healthy and balanced diet?

Do you have digestive problems?

Is your intestinal flora in need for some serious upgrading?

Are you lactose intolerant?

Well, you just might discover a valuable beverage to boost your health! Read this quick summary presentation about kefir milk. Just click the arrows at the bottom to go through the slides and read the information.

I also sell kefir grains on ebay at a great price. Contact me, or See here !