Healing food at public market

Let the food be your medicine and medicine your food - Hippocrates

Exercise and nutrition are medicine

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Reuse of pet plastic bottles for water storage and liquor can be toxic

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Rizal Philippines
February 7, 2016

WORLD-CLASS. The 6-month-old lambanog brand Lakan hopes to raise the bar for the lambanog industry. All photos by Naoki Mengua/Rappler
                                                 In glass and 90% proof, 9x distilled

Why is alcohol sold in glass and not in plastic bottles?

From Rappler - Lakan super premium Lambanog 90 proof

On my bike rides I have seen outlets of lambanog and the very potent lambanog (what 90% proof?) are stored and sold in pet bottles (of water)  Now I  have learned that PET bottles and plastics emit hazardous vapor and chemicals  ((ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid) which has the tendency to leach to considerable extent if alcohol i that are bad for the health.

It could be that the lambanog has methanol, the dangerous alcohol.  The ethanol is the good alcohol.

Would that practice be not dangerous?  I have advised the seller to sell the same in recycled bottles made of glass.

What do you think?

STREET-SIDE. Lambanog is sold in street-side stores like this one in Tiaong, Quezon for P100 for 3 bottles or P250 a gallon
                                    Lambanog in Tiaong Quezon practices food safety are in glasses,
                                     Tuba is in plastic bottles

Lambanog could be a $1billion export industry and gives rebirth to the ailing (senile) coconut industry.  All ready, buko juice is making waves as a sports drink in the west.   This will give more jobs to mangangarit, coconut growers and distillers

A mgangarit could earn as much as P500.00 per day, a coconut farmer supplying coconut flower nectar for lambanog export could up the income of coconut farm from P30,000 a year (for supplying copra) to P300,000 (ten fold increase to lambanog export.

From Business Inquirer - Lakan Lambanog, the Philippine export drink for nobility

 Lakan, winner of Gold Award at 53rd  World Selection of Spirits and Liquors by                    Monde Selection International Istitute. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Roger Pe

 Handcrafted by master artisans, distilled in meticulous, multi-stage process, purity is never compromised. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Roger Pe

Lakan, extra-premium Philippine "Lambanog," now a world-class brand. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Roger Pe
                                            Distilled 4 to 6 times from nectar of coconut flower

Brand warriors Jenny and Tony Manguiat. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Roger Pe
                               Jenny and Tony Manguiat, the brains behind the Lakan Lambanog,
                               /adviser is Lawrence Lim, the Lambanog king

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Proven anti cancer foods

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Rizal Philippines
January 30, 2016

Cancer foods

Proven  anti cancer foods

According to natural news there are foods that have been scientifically proven to be anti cancer:

1.  Omega 3

2. Cruciferous vegetables. (cabbage, kale, cauliflower, turnips, radish)

3.  Berries

4. Tomatoes

5  Garlic

6.  Grapes

7.  Shitake and maite Japanese mushrooms

8.  Turmeric

9.  Folate

Friday, January 29, 2016

Zika virus infection could each reach pandemic proportion?

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Rizal Philippines
January 29, 2016

From BBC News

Alice Vitoria Gomes Bezerra, three months old, who has microcephaly, is placed in her crib by her father Joao Batista Bezerra in Recife, Brazil, 27 January
                                            Infant with microcephaly born in Brazil

Graphic showing babies' head size

Infections from Zika virus could reach pandemic proportions if uncontrolled. possibly infecting a couple of millions especially in Americas where it has infected 23 countries.  Its vector is Aedis Aegypti mosquito (did we not tell you that the animal that kills most people is the mosquito?)

Is symptoms generally includes rashes, reddening of the eyes and fever.  It rarely causes death and has no known cure.

But what makes it so alarming is that it causes microencepaly in infants (small heads) and there are about 4,000 reported in Brazil.  Pres Obama, CDC, and WHO have issued warning regarding Zika virus.  Advisory has been issued for pregnant women not to travel in countries known to have Zika infection

Zika spread map

                                              How Zika virus spread from Africa (meron sa Pilipinas?)

Female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host.
                                     Aedis aegypti mosquito, which also carries malaria is the vector

Aedes aegypti are one of two species of mosquito known to carry the Zika virus.