DARE TO LAUGH! — Discovering Humor in Every Day Life

DARE TO LAUGH! — Discovering Humor in Every Day Life, with Verne Varona

VernWhat’s so funny? Almost everything! Identifying humor in daily life can offer greater amusement, become a coping tool, improve vitality, gratitude, and promote well-being. Humor is a necessary and vital component of living a present life. The ability to laugh with others, to laugh at ourselves and to discover a humorous perspective is a self-healing quality that engenders greater  increased immunity, improved respiration and better circulation. Among essential vitamins, Vitamin H, is critical for a sense of joy.

When – July 13, 2015 8pm
Where – First Baptist Church, 305 North California Ave, Palo Alto
Mark your calendar and come have some laughs and learn along the way.
Speakers receive a gratuity from the audience; please show your appreciation with a donation ($5-15 suggested).
Hosted by – The Monday Night Vegetarian Dinners, celebrating 28 years in our community.  Connect with us on Facebook.   FB logo

Join us Dinner July 13th at 6:30 by making your Dinner Reservations – 650-599-3320 by 10am Monday Morning.
For the Dinner Menus and Guest Chefs, Please visit The Peninsula Macrobioitc Community Website

This will be Verne’s only visit to the Bay Area for 2015. Don’t miss him!Nature's cancer fighting foods

VERNE VARONA

For over forty years, Verne Varona’s lectures, workshops and media appearances have motivated thousands of people to take better and more conscious care of their health. He is a renowned keynote speaker throughout the US, Canada and Europe and known for a captivating style that uses humor, insight and practical science to improve and enrich the lives of many. He studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and nutrition at the East West Foundation of Boston, Massachusetts (1970-1974).

He is the author of Macrobiotics for Dummies  (Wiley Publications and the newly revised Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods  (Perigee/Penguin).   Currently, Verne is writing a biography of beloved natural foods innovator, visionary and peace activist, Michio Kushi. Verne resides in New York State.

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Former US Marine Demands GMO Ban After Curing Health Problems By Going Organic

June 4th, 2015digestive benefits of vegetables

As the great GMO debate rages on, more and more stories are beginning to surface from individuals who have experienced personal success by eliminating genetically modified foods from their diet.

One such tale comes from a former active Marine, Jon Abrahamson, who recently sent a letter to Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant telling him all about the clearing of his ‘mysterious’ illnesses after removing genetically modified foods from his diet.

As you can imagine, big Pharma companies and many doctors doubt Abrahamson’s claims, but the former active Marine knows better.

In his letter, Jon recalls how he suddenly began to develop nerve problems and numbness in his hands and legs, a degenerative process that left him almost completely incapacitated.

Full article here


100 Restaurant Salads That Are Worse Than a Big Mac

Ordering a salad at a chain restaurant often seems like the healthiest choice to dieters or nutrition-conscious custom

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ers. However, many restaurant salads are actually loaded with high-fat and high-cholesterol ingredients—like processed meat, cheese, and creamy dressing.

Physicians Committee dietitians compared the nutrition data of salads from more than a dozen

restaurants against the notoriously unhealthful Big Mac. They assessed calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, looking for salads that exceeded the Big Mac in three of those five categories. Overall, they found more than 100 restaurant salads that are worse than a Big Mac.

Click here to read the full article

100 Restaurant Salads That Are Worse Than a Big Mac

Cholesterol

While cholesterol is a hot-button topic, years of research have linked dietary cholesterol with heart disease. The liver produces all of the cholesterol the body needs to function. Consuming excess cholesterol can result in a build-up of plaque within the arteries.

Fun fact: Only animal-based foods contain cholesterol; plant-based foods are naturally cholesterol free. By keeping your salad focused on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes, it is easy to keep the cholesterol content down to zero!

 


Best Black Bean Soup

Best Black Bean Soup    black bean soup

1 cup black beans
5 cups water or mild-tasting vegetable broth (2 cups to soak, 3 cups to cook)
4-inch piece kombu sea vegetable
1 bay leaf
1 onion, diced
1 cup winter squash, cut in 1 inch cubes
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 – 3 teaspoons, cumin
Pinch or red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
Garnish; Chopped cilantro, parsley sprigs, or sliced scallions

Sort through beans for stones. Rinse beans. Soak in 2 cups water overnight or 8 hours.
Drain beans and transfer to big stainless steel or earthenware pot with 3 cups fresh water. Bring to slow-boil uncovered for 5 minutes, then skim off the foam.
Add kombu sea vegetable and bay leaf.
Cover and cook on low heat for about 1 ½ hour, until the beans are tender.
Add remaining ingredients and cook about 15 minutes.
Adjust seasonings to taste and amount of liquid to consistency desired.
Add garnish
Makes 4 to 5 servings


Switch to Organic Food – 90 second video

Want to know what happens in your body when you switch from eating conventional food to organic?

Watch this powerful 90 second video.

A family that doesn’t buy organic because of the cost eats only organic for two weeks.  In this 90 second video, the impact will astound you.

We need to refinance and restructure our food system. Instead of using taxpayer resources to finance a food system that has been genetically engineered to withstand increasing doses of herbicides, insecticides and pesticides, let’s refinance and structure a food system that makes organic food affordable to all who want it.

The study was conducted by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute IVL, and the full report is available here: https://www.coop.se/organiceffect

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