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God’s Pharmacy… Wonder foods

Posted by Sneha on February 5, 2010

Every morning, I religiously check my emails. More often than not, just look at the subject and delete them too. There are almost always forwarded emails from friends which seldom draws my attention. But, S usually sends the kind of emails that cannot be ignored. She sends those hilarious jokes that gets you through a boring day at work, the oh chooo chweet pictures, those cute cards and funny placards and others like this one which immediately gets you thinking about the marvelous wonders of nature! I thought I should share this one with all here. It is really amazing how nature works!!!!

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye…and YES science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don’t have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Eggplant, Avocadoes and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female – they look just like these organs. Today’s research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? …. It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of
them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm cells to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the Glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.

Grapefruits, Oranges, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like body cells. Today’s research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.

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A quick recap!

Posted by Sneha on January 28, 2010

I remember reading somewhere that coping happens in phases: shock, anger, denial, depression and FINALLY the ability to put thoughts and feelings in perspective that lets you make the best out of what is left and cherish those blessings that remain- that will give hope, solace, warmth, meaning and strength.

After more than 2 years, I think I am finally in that last phase. I have come to the realization the only way to keep dad alive is through his memories. So, i will hopefully succeed in that by writing more about him so my daughter gets to know her granddad better!

My first comeback post,a quick recap about life in general, how 2009 buzzed past ( Is it really 2010 already?????!!!!!).

After 2007, got a job in hopes of taking my brain off of all the depressing thoughts happily parading in front of me all the time, threatening to take over my life!!!! And got an awesome job, exactly what I had wanted, now I work with an excellent team, headed by one of the best managers who is constantly encouraging and mentoring me all along. So, yeah, that played a major role in my life getting back to some kinda normalcy.

Also was lucky enough to have found some awesome friends and had(having) a blast as far as social life goes!!! Thanks guys and gals for just being there for me!

2009 had it’s ups and downs, some of the major highlights:

Totalled my beautiful Acura in June when a bus rear ended my car! Lucky to have gotten out without a scratch, but, still wonder what the hell was that bus driver thinking ?????

My daughter is growing up so fast , it’s hard to believe my baby is 9 this year
:-(((((. She wanted to go to disneyworld – her birthday gift , we promised to take her during the holidays.

In December ended up in ER straight from a meeting at work, had emergency surgery to get my appendix out!!!

Within 2 weeks of that surgery, went for an awesome vacation to the sunshine state Florida, spent the holidays – Christmas to New year in Disneyworld, our fourth visit with our darling daughter!

Went on ALL the rides with her (hubby dear always would sneak out of those long lines at the last minute! He hates roller coasters! And No, my stitches didn’t open up like I thought they might:-) ) Anyways, we had a total blast. The icing on the cake was ushering in 2010 in front of cinderella’s castle in Magic Kingdom, it was truly Magical!!!! The best vacation so far!!

I am now back rejuvenated and ready to take on 2010! (and looking forward to another vacation, maybe?
;-)))))

Stay tuned for more updates and more recipes! (yes, I did pick up a few new recipes during this loooong break!)

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Unfortunate end to a wonderful summer!!!

Posted by Sneha on October 25, 2007

This was one summer we were looking forward to with much enthusiasm – my parents would be visiting us for a good 4 and a half months. And visit, they did, they landed here on the 23rd of May and we were all enjoying the togetherness, visiting places, eating mom’s tasty treats, my daughter happily playing with gramma and grandpa! What more could I want? Life was sooo good! But,the happiness was short lived! Unfortunately, on the 1st of Sept 2007, my dear dad, who was perfeclty normal and healthy, while chatting with us, had a sudden heart attack and he was gone in minutes! He had passed away before we knew what hit us!

Did he come all the way, crossing the mountains and oceans only to go back to the banks of the Cauvery in a box!!!????

This just doesnt seem right!

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust(so say the elders)!!!!

Whats more scary is he made death look so easy! He was talking to us one moment and he’s gone the next???

Anxiously, I think, can I not go back in time and erase this one moment??? Could there have been something that we could have done to avoid this? Couldn’t he have lived atleast another 10 years? He was only 64!? How I wish this was all a bad dream? Couldn’t he……if only……why him…….I wish…….the thoughts are never ending….

But, the truth stares back at me! He’s gone, never to come back again!

I now see him, not walking and talking with us, but, in that picture, adorned with a garland!!! ANNA, I just dont understand as to what your hurry was to go and sit in a picture? Leaving us with all the emptiness in the world? This is just not fair!

With a heavy heart, I pray that His soul rests in peace ! I pray to my dad asking for his blessings!

I believe His guiding light lives on…….His spirit lives on……….His legacy lives on………And we (are trying to) live in his memories!

ANNA, we all love you and miss you soooo much!

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On a Blogging break…..

Posted by Sneha on June 1, 2007

I am enjoying the spring gardening, busy welcoming the summer! Happy and safe summer to all my friends and blogger buddies! Here’s a lovely rose flower that bloomed in my little garden. Hooray!

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Winter Blues in April!!!

Posted by Sneha on April 13, 2007

Update April 15th: We managed to dodge the snow this time! Its pouring dogs and cats though! But, I dont have any complaints!!!

Anyone remember the movie The Day After Tomorrow??? Well, we are seeing a preview of that movie here in Central Penn, this weekend. Weather channel has forecast a severe winter storm warning for this weekend with snowfall between 6 to 12 inches!!! Man! This is the second week of April…….we are officially well into spring! Cant take snow nomore! I am at my wits end! I just packed all our winter clothes, and trying to get some spring cleaning done 😦 . No one would believe how incredibly jealous I am of people who are enjoying the sun and the sand at this time! I am especially thinking of my parents, sister and everyone in Bangalore! They are all in high spirits for tomorrow’s Tamil New years day and here I am………..lost all my enthu and sitting and whining on and on………Oh! BTW, did I mention I am seriously on the lookout for an apartment with a fireplace , in case the movie does come true!

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Look at these Cuties!!!

Posted by Sneha on April 3, 2007

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Wow! Look at them! Aren’t they cute or what??? Every time I look at them, I feel like just taking one and popping in my mouth!!! Do you feel the same?? As a matter of fact, you can! These are edible! Yes! thats right! You can eat them, except for the stem and leaves. They are a kind of Thai snack/sweet, made from Mung beans, I call them Thai Mung bean sweet!

We frequent this Thai restaurant in Harrisburg ever sooo often, that the chef/owner has become a great friend of ours! Ofcourse, she makes some great food too. Anytime we go there, she makes sure she comes out of her busy kitchen and talk to us and also, gives my daughter a special treat. The last time we were there, she gave our little one this snack. She said its made of mung beans and its very healthy too. I was more interested in taking a picture of these little cuties, I wouldn’t let my daughter touch them until we came home and took a picture of it! And, yes, she did get to eat them after that, and we did too, and it tasted delicious! Thought of sharing the picture here! Enjoy!

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Seeking Lord Sri Ram’s blessings!!

Posted by Sneha on March 27, 2007

The birthday of Lord SriRam is celebrated as Sri Rama Navami. Read more about Sri Rama Navami here.
As this festival falls in the beginning of spring/summer, cool neivedyam/prasad/offerings such as Kosumbari (cucumber salad), panakam(Indian lemonade) and neer mor (spiced buttermilk) are offered.
Today, in celebration of Sri RamaNavami, I also made Cucumber kosumbari, ambode(dal vada/paruppu vada), panakam and neer mor!
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Happy Ugadi!!!

Posted by Sneha on March 19, 2007

Yuga Yugaadi kaledaroo Yugaadi Marali Baruthide
Hosa Varushake Hosa Harushava
Hosathu Hosathu Tharuthide……

The unforgettable Da Ra Bendre’s poertry is what comes to my mind on this wonderful day, every year!!! As the poem indicates, Ugadi brings a fresh perspective to life. Ugadi is celebrated by the people of Karnataka, Andhrapradesh and Maharashtra during late March-early April, heralding the arrival of Spring! Joy is in the air everywhere, people look forward to Spring to celebrate life, to renew hope. People in Karnataka partake offering of Bevu-bella, signifying the bitter-sweet in life.

As the new year dawns, may it bring happiness and prosperity to you and your loved ones! Happy Ugadi!!!

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