Monthly Archives: May 2008

Zentraveler stuffs himself with Eggplant to ward off Cancer!

Who would have thunk it? Just when you thought you heard of every new nutritional cure that came down the pike— there is some exciting research about Eggplant and it’s effects on cancer. When we begin to investigate those folks who have longevity it takes us back to olive oil, Greek and Italian dishes loaded with tomatoes, Eskimos who consume a lot of wild salmon, Japanese who use seaweed and lots of seafood plus tofu. All of these folks have low incidence of heart problems, cancer, and the rest of diseases attributed to a western diet— loaded with saturated fats, white flour, white sugar, white anything, and junk food.

Cure cancer with Eggplant? That’s C U R E, not just improve one of today’s most common and scariest cancers? Usually in under 3 months! Hear about the 80,000 success stories and not one case of cancer coming back.

How did this one get covered up? EGGPLANT! And the latest research isn’t from some fly-by-night outfit that you’d be afraid to take your dog to—but the Royal London Hospital.

Virtually the entire medical press ignored this natural discovery. But one courageous M.D. broke the news—and has spent his career proving that nobody does it better than Mother Nature. Some say he’s changing modern medicine.

Dear Health-conscious Friend: Would you believe that an extract from eggplant could cure—-that’s cure, not just improve —-the majority of non-melanoma skin cancers (squamous and basal cell cancers). Usually in three months or less? This may seem like an outrageous claim, but researchers have know about these incredible results for over 20 years!

It might have remained a secret for another two decades if award winning doctor Jonathan Wright, M.D. hadn’t published the research —and dared to tell the truth. It’s a cure! Just look at the proof;

“It’s a cure!” —-straight from Royal London’s Hospital’s double-blind, placebo controlled study. Using a form of eggplant extract called BEC5, doctors treated both invasive and non-invasive non-melanoma skin cancers. The results were equal to those resulting from invasive surgery, minus the scars. And doctors concluded: “In our view and experience, BEC5 is safe and effective. It is a cost effective treatment for both primary and secondary skin cancer.”

Even more importantly, follow-up research on patients who used BEC5 shows once their cancer went away, it did not recur. Over 80,000 patients have used it successfully. Microscopic analysis consistently shows death of all cancer cells. Better yet no cancer has ever returned.

Best of all, BEC5 does not kill any healthy human cells. With microscopic precision it selects and eliminates only the cancer cells. Healthy cells are not affected in any way by the treatment. source—– Jonathan V. Wright, M.D. Nutrition & Healing

Eggplant is not only delicious, but is relatively inexpensive and can be prepared many different ways. Who knows if adding eggplant to your table will provide a wonder cure. We do know it is very good for you and fits within the rainbow colors of anti-cancer foods. So why not live it up and serve eggplant smothered with your favorite tomato sauce.

The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any products, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

QUOTE: “The truly still mind, with which you were born, is the mind that moves freely. Without ignoring anything, it reacts wholeheartedly to everything it encounters, to everything on which it reflects. And yet, for all that, it is the mind that is never seized by anything, but is always ready to react on the spot to whatever it encounters next. The mind that is still is the mind that never forfeits its freedom and is able to constantly keep rolling and rolling and rolling.”

– Soko Marinaga Roshi (1925-1995)—–

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: What is the largest office building in the world?

The Pentagon, which is the headquarters of the United States government’s Department of Defense, has been the world’s largest office building since it opened on January 15, 1943. It lies on the west bank of the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia, just across from Washington, D.C.

The Pentagon was named for its shape, which means a five-sided figure. It has five rings, one inside the other, with corridors going from the inside out, like the spokes on a bicycle wheel. Each outer ring is 921 feet long. —–

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Yellabinna! In Australia, a group dressed in animal costumes held a parade in which they carried flags and banners in support of protecting Yellabinna (yell-uh-BEE-nah), the world’s largest stretch of mallee wilderness.—–

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Eat your Eggplant—– it’s good for you!

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Zentraveler discovers Utila in The Bay Islands of Honduras!

With a soft touch the big jet lands in the dark in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. We pull out our flashlights and arrange for a taxi to take us into town. The check-in at the hotel is done by candlelight. Generators are whaling outside the few bars that line the streets in the vicinity. I meet several travelers who ask me If I am going to the Bay Islands. I told them I have been reading about Roatan. One of the travelers recommended going to Utila the smallest and least expensive of The Bay Islands. That’s all I needed to hear— Utila here I come.

After a sleep in the dark and having a tropical breakfast, I was told the entire city was on electric ration. They normally have electricity for a few hours in the late afternoon so people can cook. The rest of the city operates on sidewalk generators when needed. As always I can’t wait wait to hit the road and check out the South Sea looking Islands that are so close to the United States.

The big bus roars out of town with me sitting on the motor in the last seat on the bus. What do I care— maybe the thermal heat will take care of some of my aches and pains. The fellow sitting next to me on my left offers me a sandwich as we travel through the countryside. He wants to know if it is true that education in the states is free. One bloody wing of one new military airplane would pay for every child’s education in Honduras. At the central park five year old boys work 12 hours a day shinning shoes and selling chick-lets one at a time to earn enough to eat. School is out of the question, because that costs about $30.00 a year and most of the poor cannot even envision that much money—yet alone pay tuition.

Miles and miles of royal palms jut up next to the highway as we make our way toward La Ceiba. We make various stops to let people off the bus and pick up some going that direction. The bus breaks down— it sounded like the transmission went out. No problema! The bus driver walked several hundred yards to a nearby house and came back with some tools. A few hours later we pulled out and off we went as if we were on a demolition derby as the bus-driver crashed through the ruts and potholes.

I spot bright red Marlboro Man tin ads hanging underneath bridges, attached to some houses and placed any place they can put one up.(got to sell those cigarettes) The new white plastic chairs are a big hit as they dot the countryside and are the mainstay at all of the restaurants. I sometimes wonder if man needs a governor on himself so he doesn’t ruin anything more. It would be called a “ruin governor” and would blast off every time someone got a stupid idea of polluting the planet even more,

Arriving at La Ceiba I could see the blue Caribbean sea and made my way to an ole sea-dog from Holland, who had rooms for rent, and a tiki bar built next to his backpackers hostel. Sitting in a rocking chair, the Sea Captain filled me with hair raising adventure stories that simply wet my appetite to travel more and more.

The following morning I took a bus part way toward the Muelle de Cabotage (the docks) in La Ceiba and then decided to hitch the rest. The docks are located some 15 to 20 minutes by cab from downtown la Ceiba— so don’t be surprised when you head out on a unmarked country road. Standing there along the roadside, a bevy of young soldiers popped up through the ditch, camouflaged by tall grass, and surprised me with their machine guns. Minutes later they showed me their bullets and gave me a half of loaf of bread and disappeared into the thick brush.

A vegetable truck picked me up and delivered me to the ferry docks. At the docks I met a New Zealander who was attempting to travel around the World on his bicycle. He spent a year in preparation and had special tires, shocks, and spokes. At this point in his travels he had logged thousands of miles. He was shot at three times, robbed once, nearly run over by speeding trucks and cars several times, invited by a girl’s father to marry and been bitten by several dogs.

One bike, one small back-pack, and a lot of determination brought this traveler on the road. I admired him and only hoped for the best. He said he would be traveling for one year or more depending on his health, money, and etc. Little things like a bus ticket now take on a new dimension. That’s what I like most about travel—– it let’s you think.

Utila is World famous as a diver’s destination with over 50 dive shops and a reef so rich with fish and corals and it is only second in size to the Greater Barrier Reef of Australia. Utila Island is the least expensive place to get your PADI divers rating and you can arrange special dives to meet your individual needs— including night dives and shipwrecks.

I had my five piece Fenwick pack fly- rod with me and met another fly-fisherman from Austria. We walked to the most Easterly point on the Island and waded in the blue waters casting with the current. Using a small, blue, handmade streamer with some gold tied in the belly, I caught several small Jacks and a couple of ugly, brown, fish, which I had never seen before. At any rate it is always good to get out and wet a line.

Utila island is unique with picture postcard houses dotted around the front harbor. It has a poplulation of around 2500 folks— most of which are centered around the town of Eastern Harbor. You can walk to the beaches in less than thirty minutes and find everyting you need on mainstreet including restaurants, a breakfast coffehouse with Johnny Cakes and an owner who will call you by your first name on your second visit. With a stiff British accent: “How are you this morning VanScott?” I stayed just over the first hill at a private guest house and ate some delicious breadfruit, fried plaintain and fresh fish from the sea. .

While walking to the backside of the island, I met a man on a huge black mule who told me he had a large vegetable garden and supplied most of the town with their vegetables. The people are friendly— mostly speak English, and live on one of the quaintest island paradises in the world.

Getting here is easy, there is a regular passenger ferry, the Utila Princess, which runs 2 times a day between the mainland port of La Ceiba and the Municipal Dock arriving in the centre or “El Centro” of the town. Depending on your time schedule you can either fly direct from San Pedro Sula to the Bay Islands or go by bus which taxes approximately two and one half hours. Utila’s small Airport receives several flights a day from Aerolineas SOSA and Atlantic Airlines.

So there you have it! If you want an island experience that feels and looks like a South Seas Island, would like to get your divers certification at cut-rate prices, explore some of their rich history, and become a part of a friendly island, where everyone knows everyone—- then why not book a trip to Utila in The Bay Islands of Honduras.

QUOTE: “The temple is buried in white clouds But the monk does not sweep them away. As he opens the gate to receive a guest, All the vales look hazy with flying pollen.”

– Yi Dal (1539-1612)—–

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: What fish catches Other Fish with Its Own Built-In Rod and Reel?

The Frogfish is an unusual creature because of the way it catches its food. Long threads that look like fishing lines grow out of the frogfish’s head. At the end of these threads are barbs, resembling the notched ends of a fishing hook.

As the frogfish waits for its prey, it lets these threads float in the water. Smaller fish, thinking these threads are worms, take a nibble. But that nibble hooks them on the barb and they are immediately eaten by the “fisherman.” ——

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Your Temper! What good is it anyway?

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: It’s all in zee travel! Virtual or real—– who’s keeping score?

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