The Tafari

Sep, 15

Just breathe the word…

The Temple of the most high begins with the body which houses our life, the essence of our existence. A lot of people are in bondage today because they approach spirituality through religion provided by foreign invaders and conquerors. We must stop confusing religion and spirituality. Religion is a set of rules, regulations and rituals created by humans, which was suppose to help people grow spiritually. Due to human imperfection religion has become corrupt, political, divisive and a tool for power struggle. Spirituality is not theology or ideology. It is simply a way of life, pure and original as was given by the Most High of Creation. Spirituality is a network linking us to the Most High, the universe, and each other… Rastafari !!!

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Sep, 15

Divine Council Rastafari Mama Tafari

All these elements are bountifully supplied in natural foods if not destroyed in their preparation. All life is furnished from within and must be replenish by living organic minerals in food. In organic chemicals obtained from drug store are dead and while they may stimulate for a while, they can give neither life nor death. Natural chemicals especially are need for purifying cleansing purposes.

WATER: Water supplies building material and regulates the body processes. Water makes up the principal part of all the body to regulate its own temperature.
Sources of Water: Lemons, Fresh Pineapples, Limes, Peaches, Grapefruit, Oranges, Tomatoes and all juicy fruits.

POTASSIUM: Poor circulation and constipation denote a lack of potassium. Potassium food should always be used in abundance in female troubles.
Sources of Potassium: All leafy vegetables, water cress, parsley, swiss chard, tomatoes, mustard greens, beetroot, spinach, and water melon.

SODIUM: Sodium is a solvent. Abundance should be eaten in cases of rheumatism, hardening of arteries, kidney stones, gallstones, stiff joints, acidosis, and diabetes.
Sources of Sodium: Spinach, Celery, Okra, Cucumbers, Carrots, Beetroot, Apples, and Strawberries.

IRON: Organic iron is very important, it removes waste products and assist greatly in cleansing the blood stream. Inoranic iron should never be taken as it is an irritant to the kidneys.
Sources of Iron: Red and White Cabbage, Spinach, Lettuce, Raw Carrots, Currants, Strawberries, and Onions.

SULPHUR: Sulphur is especially needed in eliminating blood diseases, skin diseases, eruptions, pimples, rheumatism. Food containing sulphur aid in reducing waste also stimulates the liver and promote the flow of bile.
Sources of Sulphur: Cabbage, Raw Celery, Asparagus, Onions, Cauliflower, and Radishes.

CHLORINE: Chlorine is a great destroyer of poison. In pyorrhea, bright disease and gangrene there is always a insufficient of chlorine. Chlorine food assist in keeping the intestines clean.
Sources of Chlorine: Raw White Cabbage, Spinach, Radishes, Fresh Aparagus, Water Cress, Onions, Raw or cooked plain Turnips.

MAGNESIUM: Magnesium is natures laxative. Food containing magnesium are espcially beneficial to persons suffering from auto-intoxication and constipation, also stiff joints and cracking joints.
Sources of Magnesium: Apples, Potatoes, Barley, String Beans, Cabbage, Celery, Oranges, Plums, Brown Rice, and Water Cress.

MAGANESE: A strong purifier and effective neutralizer of body acids.
Sources of Maganese: Peppermint leaves, Endive, Parsley, Water Cress, Senna leaves, Mustard leaves.

OXYGEN: Oxygen is a dissolver and is found everywhere in the air, fruits, and vegetables. Everyone needs oxygen. When blood passes through the lungs it is purified by oxygen. Abundance in oxygen assist elimination. Breath deeply!
Sources of Oxygen: Grape fruit juice, Grape juice, Orange juice, Sweet Apple juice.

PHOSPHORUS: Builds bones, brain and nerves.
Sources of Phosphorus: Legumes, Prunes, Baked Potatoes, Nuts, Whole Cereals, Soy Beans.

CALCIUM: Calcium is vital for the formation of strong bones and teeth. Deficiency can lead to the following problems: aching joints, eczema, hypertension, brittle nails, elevated blood cholesterol, heart palpitation, insomnia, muscle cramps, nervousness, numbness in the arms and legs, rheumatoid, arthritis, tooth decay, rickets, cognitive, impairment, convulsion, depression, hyperactivity,…
Sources of Calcium: Calcium is found in green leafy vegetables, Broccoli, Cabbage, Soy Beans, Lemon, Turnip greens.

CARBOHYDRATES: Furnish tissues and building material, supply energy and fuel.
Source of Carbohydrates: Ripe fruits, Starchy vegetables such as potatoes, peas, beans, lentils, peanut, and wheat.

FATS: Supply energy in a very concentrated form and are also fuel foods.
Sources of Fats: All Nuts, Vegetables, Ripe Olives, Olive oil,..

PROTEIN: Supplies energy, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus, and a little iron, Furnish fuel and tissue building material.
Sources of Protein: Peas, Beans Lentils, Peanut, Wheat, Soybeans

VITAMINS: Vitamins are essential to life. They contribute to good health by regulationg the matabolism and assisting the bio-chemical processes that realeses energy from digested food.
Sources of Vitamins: Vitamins Found in raw and fresh vegetables, fruits and grains. Next to the coverings and peelings of fruits and vegetables, also found in the heart of grains and fruits.

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Sep, 15

Dried Herbs and Spice

• Asafoetida – Used as a digestive aid in Indian cooking, asafoetida has a strong odor that mellows out into a garlic-onion flavor.

• Achiote Paste – Reddish-brown paste or powder ground from annatto seeds with an earthy flavor. Used primarily in Mexican dishes like mole sauce and tamales.

• Allspice – Similar to cloves, but more pungent and deeply flavored. Best used in spice mixes.

Annatto Seeds – A very tough reddish-brown seed with a woodsy aroma and an earthy flavor. Called Achiote Paste (see above) when ground, this is used to flavor many Mexican dishes.

Bay Leaf – Adds a woodsy background note to soups and sauces.

• Basil – Highly aromatic with a robust licorice flavor. Excellent in pestos, as a finishing touch on pasta dishes, or stuffed into sandwiches.

Caraway Seeds – These anise-tasting seeds are essential for soda bread, sauerkraut, and potato salad.

Cardamom – This warm, aromatic spice is widely used in Indian cuisine. It’s also great in baked goods when used in combination with spices like clove and cinnamon.

Cayenne Pepper – Made from dried and ground red chili peppers. Adds a sweet heat to soups, braises, and spice mixes.

• Chervil – Delicate anise flavor. Great raw in salads or as a finishing garnish.

Chia Seeds – No, these seeds aren’t just for growing crazy terracotta sculptures! Nearly flavorless, they can be ground into smoothies, cereals, and baked goods for extra nutrition and texture, or even used as a vegan egg substitute.

Cinnamon – Found in almost every world cuisine, cinnamon serves double duty as spice in both sweet and savory dishes.

Cloves – Sweet and warming spice. Used most often in baking, but also good with oatmeal.

Coriander – Earthy, lemony flavor. Used in a lot of Mexican and Indian dishes.

Cumin – Smoky and earthy. Used in a lot of Southwestern US and Mexican cuisine, as well as North African, Middle Eastern, and Indian.

• Dill – Light and feathery herb with a pungent herb flavor. Use it for pickling, or baked seasoned potatoes.

Fennel Seeds – Lightly sweet and licorice flavored. It’s excellent with vegetable dishes, or even chewed on its own as a breath freshener and digestion aid!

Fenugreek – Although this herb smells like maple syrup while cooking, it has a rather bitter, burnt sugar flavor. Found in a lot of Indian and Middle Eastern dishes.

Garlic Powder – Garlic powder is made from dehydrated garlic cloves and can be used to give dishes a sweeter, softer garlic flavor.

Gochugaru – This Korean red pepper spice is hot, sweet, and ever-so-slightly smoky.

Grains of Paradise – These taste like a cross between cardamom, citrus, and black pepper. They add a warming note to many North African dishes.

• Lemon Thyme – Sweet lemon aroma and a fresh lemony-herbal flavor. This is excellent in vinaigrettes.

Loomi – Also called black lime, this is ground from dried limes. Adds a sour kick to many Middle Eastern dishes.

Mace – From the same plant as nutmeg, but tastes more subtle and delicate. Great in savory dishes, especially stews and homemade vegan patties.

Mahlab – Ground from sour cherry pits, this spice has a nutty and somewhat sour flavor. It’s used in a lot of sweet breads throughout the Middle East.

• Marjoram – Floral and woodsy. Try it in sauces, vinaigrettes, and marinades.

• Mint – Surprisingly versatile for such an intensely flavored herb. Try it paired with  peas, potatoes – and of course, with chocolate!

Nutmeg – Sweet and pungent. Great in baked goods, but also adds a warm note to savory dishes.

Nutritional Yeast – Very different from bread yeast, this can be sprinkled onto or into sauces, pastas, and other dishes to add a nutty, cheesy, savory flavor.

Oregano – Robust, somewhat lemony flavor. Used in a lot of Mexican and Mediterranean dishes.

Paprika – Adds a sweet note and a red color. Used in stews and spice blends.

• Rosemary – Strong and piney. Great with beans, and potatoes or a simple vinaigrette.

Saffron – Saffron has a subtle but distinct floral flavor and aroma, and it also gives foods a bright yellow color.

• Sage – Pine-like flavor, with more lemony and eucalyptus notes than rosemary. Found in a lot of northern Italian cooking.

• Savory – Peppery green flavor similar to thyme. Mostly used in roasted dishes and stuffing, but also goes well with beans and Italian marinades.

• Shiso – A member of the mint family, this herb is used extensively in Japanese, Korean, and South East Asian cooking as a wrap for steaming seasoned rice and vegetables, in soups, and as a general seasoning.

Smoked Paprika – Adds sweet smokiness to dishes, as well as a red color.

Star Anise – Whole star anise can be used to add a sweet licorice flavor to sauces and soups.

Sumac – Zingy and lemony, sumac is a Middle Eastern spice that’s great in marinades and spice rubs.

• Tarragon – Strong anise flavor. Can be eaten raw in salads or used to flavor tomato dishes, soups, and stews.

• Thai Basil – A spicy, edgier cousin to sweet Italian basil. A must-have for Thai stir-fries, Vietnamese pho, spring rolls, and other South Asian dishes.

• Turmeric – Sometimes used more for its yellow color than its flavor, turmeric has a mild woodsy flavor. Can be used in place of saffron in a pinch. Best used in curry spice mixes.

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Sep, 15


The primary goal of adhering to an Ital diet is to increase livity, or the life energy that I and I generally believe lives within all of us, as conferred from the Almighty. Sharing of a central livity among living things, and what is put into one’s body should enhance Livity rather than reduce it. Food should be natural, or pure, and from the earth; Rastas therefore often avoid food which is chemically modified or contains artificial additives color, flavorings, or preservatives. We also avoid added salt in foods, foods that have been produced using chemicals such as pesticides and fertilizer are not considered ital.

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Aug, 15

Dragon Fruit

DRAGON FRUIT: ( Hylocereus ) – Pitaya
PART USED: Fruit, seeds.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: Niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin C, vitamin B3, vitamin B2, vitamin B1, iron, phosphorus, calcium, carotene, fiber, protein.

The edible parts of raw pitaya consist of mostly water and carbohydrates, with some protein and fat content. Pitayas contain slight amounts of calcium, iron, phosphorus, a good source of Vitamin C. In taking high amounts of vitamin C helps in healing bruises and cuts quickly, and enhancing the immune system.

Vitamin B2 present in dragon fruit acts like a multivitamin and helps to improve and recover the loss of appetite. Vitamin B1 in this fruit helps in increasing the energy production and also in metabolizing carbohydrates. Due to the presence of vitamin B3, it helps in lowering bad cholesterol levels. It improves the appearance of your skin by smoothing and moisturizing it. It improves eyesight and prevents hypertension.

Rich in fiber and minerals. As it is a good source of phosphorus and calcium, it reinforces bones, helps in tissue formation and forms healthy teeth. Red pitayas seem to be richer in the former, yellow ones in the latter. The fruit also contain significant quantities of phytoalbumin antioxidants, which prevent the formation of cancer-causing free radicals.

Dragon fruit is also helpful in reducing blood sugar levels in people suffering from type 2 diabetes. Diabetics use the fruit as a food substitute for rice and as a source of dietary fiber. Pitaya supposedly increases excretion of heavy metal toxins and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. Eaten regularly, it is credited with alleviating chronic respiratory tract ailments – fighting against cough and asthma.

The seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, and in particular Red Pitayas contain very little saturated fat. The fatty acid compositions of pitaya seed oils are myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, cis-vaccenic acid, linoleic acid, and linolenic acid.

Dragon fruit was originally called pitaya, because of the scales on its body. It is a beautiful fruit with an intense color and shape and also with dazzling flowers. As it blooms in night, it is also called Moonflower, Queen of the night and Lady of the Night. Usually the fruit is in dark red color, it may also be found in yellow or pink color. The rind of this fruit is covered with big green scales. In the center of the fruit, sweet pulp is present in white or red color, with small black seeds. The nutritional benefits of this fruit makes it a very popular choice among people.

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Aug, 15


PART USED: Fruit, Seeds.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: Blackberries are notable for their high nutritional contents of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid (a B vitamin), and the essential mineral manganese. Also rank highly among fruits for antioxidant strength, particularly due to their dense contents of polyphenolic compounds, such as ellagic acid, tannins, ellagitannins, quercetin, gallic acid, anthocyanins and cyanidins. The seeds contain some oil which is rich in omega-3 and, as well as some protein, dietary fiber, carotenoids, ellagitannins and ellagic acid.

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Aug, 15

No Salt ITAL Livity

Salt, also known as table salt, or rock salt, it can come from the sea and from minerals that is composed primarily of sodium chloride – two essential minerals required by the body that helps communication between cells and many of the required processes. It is very much responsible for fluid balance in our bodies. Salt is naturally occurring — kosher or Epsom. Salt for human consumption is produced in different forms: unrefined salt (such as sea salt), refined salt (table salt), and iodized salt.

Why is salt harmful?
Knowing that both sodium and chloride that is found in salt are not a plant base mineral, only plant base vitamins and minerals are essential for animal life and is suitable to animals and plants. A healthy Ital diet should have all the plant base elements present, westernized diets (fast foods, packaged/canned foods) contain a lot of salt.

Does salt make you fat?
It doesn’t. I have not seen any research that suggests salt affects fat deposition in the body. People are complaining about fat due to fluid retention and that’s what they are seeing on the scale.

Why does salt make you bloated?
Some people can be more salt sensitive than others. Too much salt can cause fluid retention –- that is, fluid being caught in between the cells. You would notice your ankles swollen or find your ring a bit snug. In the short term, it may be a discomfort but in the long term, too much salt quite often leads to high blood pressure, which assist life elimination. Quite often blood pressure medicines are diuretics.

How much salt is too much?
The dietary guidelines for Americans clearly show lower amounts of sodium in the diet. Currently, 2300 milligrams is the recommended amount. However, a typical American diet ranges from 3000 to 5000 milligrams of sodium. For our bodies to survive, we need about 500 milligrams. A teaspoon of salt is close to the 2400 milligrams. NO SALT is your best bet since there is essential sodium found in fruits, vegetables and grains.

The salt shaker at the dinner table is the smoking gun. The stealth danger is under the radar in convenience and frozen packages and fast foods. Those prepackaged foods and meals have the highest sodium

Which foods have high amounts of sodium?
Generally, there is no high sodium in fruits, vegetables or grains. Beans are a good nutritional source except canned beans contain various levels of salt; convenience packaging and mixed meals contain high amounts. It would be hard to say that their is no salt content in a prepackaged meal.

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Aug, 15

Top 4 Beans and Legumes

Eat at least 1/2 cup of beans daily. Try adding them to soups, stews, and salads. Dried beans are the only way. No canned for it is high is sodium (salt content) and preservatives. To avoid gas or bloating, soak dried beans for 4 to 12 hours and slow cook with vegetables.


Nutrition: Protein, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium
Health Boost: Folate improves colon, breast and brain health and lower blood pressure. Also helps lower cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease and keeping your digestive system running smoothly.

Black Beans

Nutrition: Calcium, Protein, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium
Health Boost: Some of the best sources of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, as indicated by their dark color; protects against colorectal cancer and slow tumor growth.

Adzuki Beans

Nutrition: Zinc, Potassium, Protein, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium
Health Boost: Promote heart health; help manage weight. High in antioxidants. Also strengthen the kidneys by causing a diuretic effect on the body, help lower blood pressure, aid in muscle relaxation and improve blood flow.


Red Kidney Beans

Nutrition: Tryptophan, Phosphorous, Protein, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Manganese
Health Boost: Help prevent heart disease, promote heart health. A very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, helps stabilize blood sugar levels, and providing slow burning complex carbohydrates, increasing your energy by helping to replenish your iron stores.

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Jul, 15

“The solutions are here. They have always been here. Ancient Divine Theocracy.”


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Jul, 15

“Divine quality is the most powerful magnetic force in the universe.”


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