Monday, February 27, 2012

Super Diet

* 2-3 Tablespoons liquid Bentonite in a glass of water
* 1 teaspoon Psyllium husks powder in a glass of unsweetened juice     
* Drink at least 16 ounces of liquid within the 3-hour period between each dose
* Do this regiment 5 times a day, starting at 7:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM; 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
* At 9:00 PM take an enema to eliminate all the waste from the colon so you may sleep soundly.  On the 4th or 5th day you will lose besides long ropes of waste, black matter which is a sign that you may start adding food to your diet like some raw and steamed fruits or vegetables.  Discontinue clay after the 7th day, re-establish friendly bacteria with acidophilus or yogurt, and go on a good natural diet.     

During this fast you don’t feel hungry.  You may feel a little light-headed at times but you can continue most everyday work, except some strenuous exercise.
I have done this diet several times over the years, always with good results.  I feel more energy and truly clean inside out.  It can also be a good start for weight-loss but since it doesn’t build muscles most of the weight lost during the time of the fast will be toxins and water.  The best part is it cleanses the intestines where most of our troubles start anyway.

This diet was suggested by Rev. Hanna Kroeger, MsD (1917- 1998)   in her book “Old Time Remedies for Modern Ailments.”  Mrs. Kroeger was trained in German and other European hospitals during the war years of WWI & WWII.  She was often called the “Grandmother of Health” and achieved her fame similar to holistic health professionals during the 20th century like Linus Pauling, Ann Wigmore, Dr. John Christopher and Edgar Cayce.

I believe that we can do many things for ourselves.  That’s part of our human responsibility to care for our bodies before we get seriously sick.  That doesn’t exclude  seeking out a qualified health care professional when something serious happens.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Prevention is the Best Medicine

Dr. George W. Calver

Image - Library of Congress
I came across an article in the AARP magazine regarding the advice of Dr. George W. Calver who was an appointed physician for the U.S. Congress.  During the 1920s as many as 20 U.S. Senators and Representatives were dying every year.  With the care of Dr. Calver and his 10 Commandments of Health, he calmed down the politicians.  He even posted the list throughout the Capitol and printed them on wallet-sized cards, so that every member could carry them with them.

Here are 10 Commandments of Health

1. Eat wisely
2. Drink plentifully (of water)
3. Eliminate thoroughly
4. Bathe cleanly
5. Exercise rationally
6. Accept inevitables (don't worry)
7. Play enthusiastically
8. Relax completely
9. Sleep sufficiently
10. Check up occasionally

P.S.: Give 5% of your time to keeping well and you won’t have to give 100% getting over being sick.”

This advice is not only good for politicians but for all of us. Obviously, he was a physician, not a chaplain.  Maybe, that’s why he didn’t include the spiritual aspects of life.  Our physical body can only work properly when we take the 5% in account and become responsible for our whole life.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Honk, honk – Lessons Learned from the Wild Geese

This past Sunday’s sermon, given by our brother Rev. Bruce Grodner, District Pastor at HSA-UWC,  left a deep impression on me.  Bruce talked a lot about team work, co-operation, caring for each other and being kind.  As an example he mentioned about migrating birds, especially wild geese which can travel whole continents by flying in the v-formation.

When we unite, we can achieve so much more than when we work alone.  By joining together we create a force for positive change, discover new territories, and can accomplish anything we set our minds on.  Working together gives a feeling of belonging; it makes us stronger, and helps us accomplish our human purpose.

I found a beautiful poem-like story, written by Dr. Harry Clarke Noyes in 1992 which describes their activities:
The Goose Story

fall, when
you see Geese
heading South for
the Winter, flying along
in V formation, you might
consider what science has dis-
covered as to why they fly that way:
as each bird flaps its wings, it creates an
uplift for the bird immediately following. By
flying in V formation the whole flock adds at least
71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

People who share a common direction and sense of community
can get where they are going more quickly and easily
because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

a goose falls
out of formation,
it suddenly feels the drag
and resistance of trying to go it alone
and quickly gets back into formation to take
advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.

If we have as much sense as a goose,
we will stay in formation
with those who are headed the same way we are.

the Head Goose
gets tired, it rotates back
in the wing and another goose flies point.

It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs
with people or with geese flying South.

honk from behind to
encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

What do we say when we honk from behind?

and this is important,
when a goose gets sick, or is
wounded by gunshots and falls out
of formation, two other geese fall out with that
goose and follow it down to lend help and protection.
They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly, or until
it dies. Only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation
to catch up with their group.


by Dr. Harry Clarke Noyes
ARCS NEWS, Vol. 7, No. 1, January 1992

To get a view of what Dr. Noyes is talking about you can watch a video:

We should learn from the wisdom of the flocks of wild geese. "Everyone works hard, all help, and encourage each other. Pull those who fall behind. If someone cannot climb up, help that person by becoming a base for him to step on. This is what it is like to go on the path to Heaven.”
Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Lessons learned from the Goose story:
They geese fly in the v-formation because it helps them conserve energy.  The formation reduces the wind resistance and gives each bird to take the lead (exerting the most energy).  It also helps with visual assurance (like keeping track of each bird), space orientation and communication.  Scientists have now discovered that single flying birds tire much faster.

And so it is with us humans, too.  We can accomplish so much more if we are willing to co-operate, encourage and share with each other.  A common goal can be reached much faster and with less effort by the individuals.

“People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.”
~ Dr. Harry Clark Noyce

Military adaptations of v-formation
Military flight formations are using the v-form in aerodynamics because they have discovered that the leading bird (plane) does not simply block the wind for the following birds. The wings of the birds create wing-tip vortices which create a wind called upwash for the following birds.  Scientist Cutts and Speakman have written extensively about it.

“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.”
~Mahatma Gandhi

When we unite, we can achieve so much more that when we work alone.  By joining together we create a force for positive change, discover new territories, and can accomplish anything we set our minds on.  Working together gives a feeling of belonging; it makes us stronger, and helps us accomplish our human purpose.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Great Communicator

Happy 100th Birthday, Mr. President! 
On this day February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan  our 40th President was born in Tampico, Illinois.  He was 70 years old when he became president and served for two terms.  Ronald Reagan became president during the 80s.  He faced many similar circumstances as today: slow economy, raising inflation, the thread of liberal expansion, etc.  Mr. Reagan faced these challenges with optimism, faith and belief in the ideals that made America “the shining city on the hill.”

“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”
~ Ronald Reagan

The Man
Ronald Reagan’s life unfolds almost like a fairy tale.  He was an accomplished athlete, an honored veteran, a famous actor, the governor of California and finally became our nation’s president.  His greatest attributes were his affection for people; he was comfortable with who he was.  He took responsibilities for his office but didn’t take himself too serious which he showed often in telling jokes.  Through his actor’s training he projected a certain cordiality with toughness, but his faith allowed him to stay humble.  He was the eternal optimist and always spoke of a better future.

Here is a video testifying to his faith:

“Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known.”
~ Ronald Reagan

The Actor
Ronald Reagan’s film courier spanned over almost 30 years, starting in 1937-1965. He never won an Academy Award, but he did win a Golden Globe Award for Hollywood Citizenship in 1957.  He appeared in more than 50 films and became a famous movie star.  During his Hollywood years, he was a supportive Democrat which allowed him to become the president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the union of the actors.  He tried to distance the union from the Communist influence in Hollywood.  His growing aversion against Communism changed his involvement in the guild and also cost him his marriage to his first wife, Jane Wyman.  When he left Hollywood, he was a conservative Republican.  He developed a following there which eventually helped him to become the Governor of California in 1966.  His motto: A Time For Choosing.

"Every time the government is forced to act, we lose something in self-reliance, character, and initiative."
~ Ronald Reagan

The President
Ronald Reagan’s presidency began with a landslide victory predicted by an unknown New York newspaper called The News World.  Mr. Reagan had many victories as well as setback during his presidency His greatest accomplishment from my perspective were that he “befriended” the Russian president and therefore helped “to tear down this wall.”

Here is a link to his famous speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin June 12, 1987: 


His training as an actor and great communicator helped him to give many historical speeches as the president.

Through his optimism and love of the people the 1980s  became a decade of “peace through strength.”

"While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future." ~ Ronald Reagan

The Great Communicator
Mr. Reagan was often called the great communicator because of his skill of talking evocatively and using folksy tales that ordinary people could understand.  A statement that National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane made to Secretary of State George Schultz sums up best his abilities to communicate: “He knows so little, and accomplishes so much.”

I want to finish this tribute to a great president with a link to a recent documentary by Newt and Callista Gingrich, called “Rendezvous with Destiny.”

Mr. President, your legacy will not be forgotten.  You appeared on the American scene when America needed you most.  We hope and pray, that you can inspire, from the other side, another great leader during this time to step forward to lead us into a better future, somebody who also believes in “the city on the shining hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere."