The Tafari

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Oct, 14

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24
Oct, 14

“The practice of making up with cosmetics or adding any manner of unnatural enhancers to one’s appearance is considered degrading all the important, natural attributes, and divine aspects of a great person, male or female.”
-Rasta

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Oct, 14

Allergies

An allergy is a sensitivity to some particular substance known as an allergen. The allergen may be harmless to some people but can cause a reaction in others. Almost any food may be an allergen to some people due to lack of nutrients. The allergic reaction may be hay fever, asthma, hives, high blood pressure, abnormal fatigue, constipation, stomach ulcers, dizziness, headache, mental disorders, hyperactivity, or hypoglycemia. After eating, excessive tiredness, swelled stomach, palpiations, sweating or mental fuzziness may be experienced.

Nutrients needed: Vitamin A, vitamin b complex, vitamin B2, panthothenic acid, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin F, calcium, manganese.

Sources: Vegetable oils, brewer’s yeast, nutritional yeast, rice bran, green peppers, wheat germ, almonds, buckwheat, chestnuts, oats, quinoa, sunflower seeds, pecans, brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, cashews, peanuts, pistachio, rose hips, citrus fruits, cantaloupes, guava, mango, papaya, passion fruit, tomatoes, watermelon, avocado, black currants, breadfruit, dates, and green leafy vegetables.

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Oct, 14

Kiwi

KIWI: (Actinidia deliciosa) – “woody vine from the berry family”
PART USED: Fruit.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: Rich source of vitamin C. Its potassium content is slightly less than that of a banana. It also contains vitamin E, and a small amount of vitamin A. The skin is a good source of flavonoid antioxidants. The kiwifruit seed oil contains on average 62% alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. Reported to have mild laxative effects, due to its significant level of dietary fiber. Also use as an allergen.

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13
Oct, 14

“Only life can bring life. He shall not make his stomach a cemetery.”
-Rasta

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Oct, 14

Organic Herb

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12
Oct, 14

Yellow Dock


YELLOW DOCK: ( Rumex crispus )
PART USED: Leaves, roots.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: Iron, Calcium, Oxalates, Tannins, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin C. Excellent and effective remedy in the following disease: Impure blood, tones up the entire system, good in eruptive disease, scrofula, glandular tumors, swellings, leprosy, cancer, ulcerated eyelids, syphilis, running ears, and for itch. Makes a valuable ointment or tea wash for itch and sores. For glandular tumors and swellings, apply formentations wrung from the hot tea. Most wonderful blood purifier.

It can be used as a wild leaf vegetable; the young leaves or the root should be boiled in several changes of water to remove as much of the oxalic acid as possible, young leaves can be added directly to salads in moderate amounts. Once the plant matures it becomes too bitter to consume. Dock leaves are an excellent source of both vitamin A and protein, and are rich in iron and potassium. Curly Dock leaves are somewhat tart due to the presence of high levels of oxalic acid, and although quite palatable, this plant should only be consumed in moderation as it can irritate the urinary tract and increase the risk of developing kidney stones.

By increasing urine production, Yellow Dock Root helps to eliminate toxins from your body. In this manner, Yellow Dock Root effectively aids in eliminating foreign substances that can overburden the liver. Other conditions believed to be reduced by Yellow Dock Root include headaches, mental lethargy, general irritability, skin blemishes, and blood and skin disorders — all of these problems are related to the liver not being able to operate efficiently.

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08
Oct, 14

9 Essential Amino Acids

Why do we need them, and what we should eat to be sure we are getting them?

They are building blocks of life. Organic compounds that combine to form proteins, amino acids are used by the body to break down food, to grow, repair tissue, and to perform many other functions. We all need nearly two dozen amino acids, but it’s especially important to be aware of those that are classified as essential, because they can’t be produced by the body. We need to get them from the nutrients we take in.

Histidine
Food Source: Rice, wheat, rye, broad bean, lettuce, kidney bean, celery, eggplant, turnip, tomato, cucumber, carrots, radish, turnip.
Health Benefits: Promotes tissue growth and repair; protects against radiation damage; lowers blood pressure; stimulates stomach acid and improve body functioning.

Isoleucine
Food Source: Almonds, cashew, chickpeas, lentils, rye, most seeds, soy protein, celery, spinach, green peas, edemame, eggplant, broccoli.
Health Benefits: Required for hemoglobin formation, stabilizes and regulates blood sugar and energy levels; enhances endurance; repairs muscle tissue.

Leucine
Food Source: Brown rice, beans, nuts, soy flour, gluten flour, whole wheat, broccoli, cauliflower, corn, mung bean, garlic, bamboo shoot, okra, mustard greens, chives, asparagus, pumpkin squash, eggplant, sweet pepper, cabbage, carrots, onion, tomatoes.
Health Benefits: Source of fuel; promotes healing of bones, skin, and muscle tissue; increase growth hormone production, lowers elevated blood sugar.

Lysine
Food Source: Lima Beans, potatoes, yams, soy beans, yeast, peas, lentils, parsley, peppers, radish, soy protein, chives.
Health Benefits: Fights cold sores and herpes viruses; promotes calcium absortion, growth and bone development in children, collagen formation, and tissue repair.

Methodine
Food Source: Beans, garlic, lentils, onions, soybeans, seeds, spinach, mustard greens, edemame, cauliflower, green pea.
Health Benefits: Helps prevent fa buildup in liver and arteries; aids in digestion; removes heavy metal toxins; fights muscle weakness; prevents brittle hair; protects against radiation damage.

Phenylalanine
Food Source: Edamame, broad bean, green pea, soybean sprout, spinach, mustard greens, garlic, broccoli, sweet corn, spinach, daikon, cauliflower, spinach, bamboo shoot, black gram sprout, head lettuce, pumpkin squash, okra, kidney bean, lotus root, eggplant, celery, carrot, cabbage.
Health Benefits: Promotes action of central nervous system; may elevate mood and decrease pain; aids in memory and learning; helps suppress appetite.

Threonine
Food Source: Wheat germ, nuts, seeds, spinach, edemame, mustard greens, soy bean, soy protein, garlic, sweet corn, chives, lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, green pea, okra, bok choy, asparagus, radish, cabbage.
Health Benefits: Helps maintain the body’s protein balance; aids liver function; enhances immune system; aids in formation of collagen, elastin, and tooth enamel.

Tryptophan
Food Source: Avocado, kiwi, sesame seeds, cashew, peanuts, walnuts, pistachio, almonds, pine nuts, brown rice, soy protein, garlic, edemame, spinach, mustard greens, soybeans, broad beans, broccoli, green pea, radish.
Health Benefits: Needed fr production of niacin and serotonin; combats depression and insomnia; helps stabilize mood; aids in weight control.

Valine
Food Source: Banana, strawberry, kiwi, gingko, chestnut, sesame seeds, cashew, peanuts, walnuts, pistachio, almonds, pine nuts, brown rice, soy protein, garlic, edemame, spinach, mustard greens, soybeans, broad beans, broccoli, green pea, radish, chives, okra, bok choy, bamboo shoot, cabbage.
Health Benefits: Used in muscle metabolism, tissue repair, and nitrogen balance.

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