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Sweet Danger

(An essay on the over-consumption of sugar)

Victoria Anderson PhD

Research has shown that many diseases are directly linked to dietary and nutritional excess, deficiency and imbalance. Observing our society, the question arises: are we educated enough about what we eat?
In the last 20 years, we have increased sugar consumption in the U.S. 26 pounds to 135 lbs. of sugar per person per year! Prior to the turn of this century (1887-1890), the average consumption was only 5 lbs. per person per year! Cardiovascular disease and cancer were virtually unknown in the early 1900's.
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Medical Sketch
Victoria Anderson PhD

Medical science has not yet discovered a cause or cure for the Crohnís disease or ulcerative colitis, the inflammatory process that can affect any portion of the digestive tract, including in the ileocecal region. Cases may affect one or more of: the colon only, the small bowel only (duodenum, jejunum and/or ileum), the anus, stomach or esophagus. ( Read more... )


Our Daily Doubt

Victoria Anderson PhD

Pioneering nutritionist Adelle Davis said it very well in 1947 when she wrote, "...almost all commercial bread is made of highly refined flour loaded with chemical softeners, whiteners, agers, fresheners, preservers and mold- and fungus-growth preventers. Even breads labeled "whole-wheat," unless purchased from a health-food store, often contain most of these same chemicals."

The manufacture of white flour, first removes the wheat seed's bran, its six outer layers, and the germ (or embryo) which contains 76% of the vitamins and minerals... 97% of the dietary fiber is also lost.
Then little is left is bleached, preserved, and aged with chlorine dioxide.
It is further whitened by adding chalk, alum, and ammonium carbonate to make it look and feel more improved and appealing to the consumer. An anti-salting agent called sorbitan mono-saturate is added in the final stage.
A few synthetic nutrients are then added back into the white flour and it is then called "enriched." In actuality, there has been no real "enrichment" of the original product, but deception and destruction of the life-giving properties of one of the many perfect creations we find in nature.
All of the chemicals from white flour and other elements in our environment wreak havoc on the human body. Humans were not designed nor equipped to ingest cumulative chemicals. A tremendous amount of strain is placed on the pancreas when it is forced to try to protect the body from chemicals. It cannot, at the same time, adequately perform its critical role of protecting the body from diseases. ( Read more... )

Lethal Food
(Carcinogen in Chips and French Fries)

Victoria Anderson PhD

If worries about obesity do not stop most people from eating French fries, acrylamide might. This article explores how popular brands of snack chips and French fries countain distrubingly high levels of acrylamide, according to new labroratory tests commissiioned by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. (CSPI).

This carcinogen first made it into the news in 1976. And in 2002, scientists conclusively linked acrylamide to fries and other starches. The tests were conducted by the same Swedish government scientists that two months ago first discovered the cancer-causing chemical in certain fried and baked starchy foods.
Acrylamide forms as a result of unknown chemical reactions during high-temperature baking or frying. Raw or even boiled potatoes test negative for the chemical. CSPI today urged the FDA to inform the public of the risks from acrylamide in different foods, and to work with industry and academia to understand how acrylamide is formed and how to prevent its formation.
"There has long been reason for Americans to eat less greasy French fries and snack chips," CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson said. ( Read more... )


Life repeats itself mindlessly - unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel. That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death, the wheel of time. It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death, death is followed by birth; love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love; success is followed by failure, failure is followed by success.

Just see! If you can watch just for a few days, you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern. One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy, and another day you are so dull, so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide. And just the other day you were so full of life, so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God, that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness, and today there is great complaint and you don't see the point why one should go on living.... And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern. Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.

It has often been said that the only unchanging thing in the world is change itself. Life is continuously changing, evolving, dying and being reborn. All opposites play a part in this vast circular pattern. If you cling to the edge of the wheel you can get dizzy! Move toward the center of the cyclone and relax, knowing that this too will pass.

Osho Take it Easy, Volume 1 Chapter 7

Love $  Law

Love & Law

Principle has to work through us. There is only one Law. its all in the Mind - every disease, every tendency. Spiritual and mental work has to be done if you want to accomplish results.

I used to think that friendship and love move from a pair to pair, but its all in the Mind... and its all from one source, it can stay fresh, sweet and beautiful between the same people, each with unique boundaries and flow...it doesn't need money or cars, its just there, crystal clear and true.

Love does not keep a record of wrong. Love is eternal, it has a magical energy of its own. Love can change mindsets and heal the physical body. [Margatet Neylon]

Magnetism is the transmission of vital energy from one body to another... and you don't need to put your hand on the body to get results... although that hand can feel very good.
We meditate on the truth and think and think until we see the truth, there is nothing but, nothing to deny or oppose it.

[influenced by Earnest Holmes unpublished teachings]

The Law

The Law of Law
it is impersonal. When you understand that statement in its truest sense, you will see there is nothing to oppose you. Law controls everything absolutely, but we do not often realize that the law itself is an effect. It is not intelligence, as causation, it is the result of intelligence as causation... and we say then, what is the cause?

The Law of Word
as metaphysicians we claim that the word is the cause. Our word, our thought, is the activity of that one Mind in our consciousness; the thing that holds the planet in its place; the thing that causes your blood to circulate and your food to digest, the thing that causes your business to succeed, the thing that makes the tide come in and go out, the thing that holds the stars in place - its all the same thing., but each separate thing is governed by an individual law. There is the law of the buttercup. There is a law to the bean. There is a law that makes the sun shine. Without intelligence, there could be no law. And law is simply intelligence operating. This intelligence is without causation. We do not see it. The word is law, but the word is only a secondary cause. Place the word where it belongs. The word is the thing which holds the matter in its place. So we are living in this threefold world of matter, word, cause; or the real sequence is this: cause, word, matter. The beginning of everything is intelligence, causeless intelligence, limitless causation, and it begins to speak. Now we have the Infinite One manifesting itself into a manifestation of ideas. To change a negative condition I have got to use a different word, but the same cause, intelligence, and speak my word. That is the way healing is done, a demonstration made. Your word makes a new law and that new law will do a new thing. Be careful what you are thinking. If you are negative in one area of your thinking, it affects all area of your life. There must be but one thing in consciousness, truth. The word is in you.

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The Hermetic Pinciples

A balance between intuitive knowing and logical thinking can be reached through the use of the Hermetic Principles:

The Principle of Vibration
Nothing rests, nothing moves, everything vibrates. The differences between matter, energy, and spirit are different vibrations. Matter is a denser, more solid vibration than energy. Incenses are burned to raise the vibration of a ritual or temple. The realm of vibrational healing -- using intent, energy, and the vibrations of natural substance such as flower essence and crystals -- is fast becoming a part of alternative medicine.

The Principle of Polarity
Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites (like the yin-yang).
It is useful, if you desire to find harmony between the extremes, to reprogram a negative thought with a positive one. Each polarity contains the essence of the opposite.
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Stuart Wilde | God's Gladiators

The idea that one person is guilty and another innocent is an old fashioned way of seeing light and dark, nowadays we know everyone is a shade of gray. The innocent are partly responsible, the guilty might have been provoked and so forth. If you got ripped off, why did you pull that person and those circumstances into your life? That is the question and that is the lesson to be learned.

It's vital to go past the old stuff because it just that "old". It was where you found yourself in the past. Your energy was lower, you were less evolved, and things happened.

Forgive everyone that comes into your life and accept them, make them "right" no matter who they are, and what they have done. Forget their crimes, love them anyway. In love and acceptance you liberate yourself.
The clutter of hatred and emotion is black mud in you soul, time to get rid of it, especially now. If you offer forgiveness and acceptance to others you are offering it to your own shadow.


Osho | Above All, Donít Wobble

The quintessence of everything belongs to the innermost and is absolutely predetermined.
The more one moves toward oneís center, the nearer one comes to the essential, the predetermined part. With inner phenomena things begin to appear scientific, as if based on a definite law. They become more and more decisive.

Someone with awareness will make the correct choice, and the right way is to start moving towards the center. A person who is in the darkness of ignorance, though, will drift into his destiny, putting up with whatever comes his way.
Between these two conditions - the peripheral and the essential Ė in the middle layer there is ample room to effect changes by exercising oneís freedom of choice.

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