Friday, December 30, 2011

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

what fructose is and why it's time to eliminate it from your diet.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

'' Jazz is our religion '' documentary ( 1971 ) )))))))

::Half Darkness:: by Quazimotto.On.Wax



△△△How To Get Rid of a the "common" Cold with Natural Herbs△△△

First- Cold is what you feel when you do not have enough heat molecules. Therefore I can legally say that there is no such thing as "cold".

Four different categories of herbs are utilised to help combat the common cold.

Herbs that stimulate the immune system to fight the infection are used during and possibly to prevent colds. Echinacea and Asian ginseng are two examples in this category.

Second, herbs that promote a mild fever, hence sweating (known as diaphoretics) may be useful. Because a fever is a sign of the immune system working, it may be that diaphoretics are also immune stimulators like the first category. Elder, boneset and yarrow are three examples.

The third category includes herbs that may directly kill the viruses that cause colds, based on test tube studies. Goldenseal, myrrh and usnea are examples.

Finally, some herbs are used just to alleviate symptoms such as sore throats. These herbs tend to be high in mucilage and are soothing and anti-inflammatory or have tannins that are astringent. Marshmallow and red raspberry are two examples. Symptom-relieving herbs may have other active constituents and mechanisms of actions. As you can see in the following list, many herbs fit in more than one category, such as goldenseal (immune stimulating and antiviral).

Asian ginseng, astragalus, boneset, echinacea, eleuthero, goldenseal, hyssop, linden, schisandra, wild indigo.

Boneset, elder flower, hyssop, linden, yarrow.

Symptom-relieving Astringent (soothe sore throat):

Blackberry, blueberry, red raspberry.

Mucilage (soothe sore throat):
Marshmallow, mullein.

Reduce nasal stuffiness:
Eucalyptus, peppermint.

Relieve aches and pains:

Miscellaneous sore throat relief:
Sage, yarrow.

Diseased seals in Alaska tested for radiation>??

Scientists in Alaska are investigating whether local seals are being sickened by radiation from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Scores of ring seals have washed up on Alaska's Arctic coastline since July, suffering or killed by a mysterious disease marked by bleeding lesions on the hind flippers, irritated skin around the nose and eyes and patchy hair loss on the animals' fur coats.
Biologists at first thought the seals were suffering from a virus, but they have so far been unable to identify one, and tests are now underway to find out if radiation is a factor.
"We recently received samples of seal tissue from diseased animals captured near St Lawrence Island with a request to examine the material for radioactivity," said John Kelley, Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Marine Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
"There is concern expressed by some members of the local communities that there may be some relationship to the Fukushima nuclear reactor's damage," he said.
The results of the tests would not be available for "several weeks," Kelley said.
Water tests have not picked up any evidence of elevated radiation in US Pacific waters since the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which caused multiple fuel meltdowns at the Fukushima plant and forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate the surrounding area.
Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the US Fish and Wildlife Service have been seeking the cause of the diseased seals for weeks, but have so far found no answers.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Michael Kiwanuka For President▲▲▲


Talk about ushering in the new year in grand style. On Jan 1st 2012 Michael Kiwanuka is releasing a new EP and we’re streaming one of the tracks.
All I can say at this point is that the guy hasn’t put one foot in the wrong direction so far. Home Again is a tender ballad which just exudes warmth and emotion. Kiwanuka is a huge talent and it’s just going to go uphill from here.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New I Wayne: Acoustic NPR Music "Tiny Desk" Concert △▽ ⊿

I Wayne first made a splash in 2004 after the release of "Can't Satisfy Her"; with his messages of peace and love, he's largely credited with bringing the roots and rock back to mainstream reggae. Starting with "Real and Clean," from his recent Life Teachings, he captivated us with his smooth voice, supported only by an acoustic guitar. Then he got the NPR audience grooving with "Can't Satisfy Her," which closed with the crowd singing the words to the chorus. It might have been a rainy day outside, but I Wayne still brought island warmth into our office, even if only for a few minutes.

Visiting ETHIOPIA with ROHAN MARLEY {Live Footage}▴▴

Travel through Ethiopia with Rohan Marley in the first publication by Michel Temteme.

╚╔╗ NTHN EVR CHNGS::::Visual Therapy 16: Incidental video and Accidental Aesthetics... Pt. 21╚╔╗ ╬═╓╩


The Quazi Perspective▽▽

::Ladene Clark:: by Quazimotto.On.Wax

NINA SIMONE - "Freedom" Interview▴▴▴

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More Than Fruit|| New Facts about Pomegranites

What I find odd is that the pomegranate fruit has been around for centuries and has been grown and eaten all over the Middle East and Asia and even AFRICA. Our ancestors hold the fruit in high esteem and at the time the fruit was seen as a symbol of life, health and fertility. Now it seems to me that the ancients seemed to know something all those centuries ago that we are only finding out now. So what seems to be the important benefits that is being attributed to this fruit:

Protection against heart problems and disease.
Pomegranates in some of the clinical tests have shown to help lower the levels of bad LDL cholesterol in the blood as well as helping to lower high blood pressure. If this is true then this can greatly reduce a persons chances of having heart problems or a stroke.

Protection against some cancers.
For me one of the greatest benefits pomegranates might hold is that it has shown to help fight certain cancers. The fruit has high levels of flavanoids which is an antioxidant. This type of antioxidant is known to help fight against free radicals. The clinical tests have shown the fruit to help against prostate and breast cancers.

Oral hygiene.
Some test results has shown that drinking pomegranate juice regularly can help reduce dental plague and gum disease. This is important because more people are suffering from these conditions nowadays due to the extra salts and sugars being added to food.
These are just three pomegranate health benefits that I thought should get a mention. I would like to point out that none of the results from the tests have been found to be conclusive. These are just some of the results that the medical industry have released. These early results do look impressive and I do hope that the results the fruit has shown against cancer are found to be true.

Happy Winter Solstice!!!!►►►

Make your intentions for the new year (this process) and follow thru , so that we do not take the same challenges from season to season, from year to year
   Winter Solstice, occurring on December 21 
whispers the birth of the new solar year and the beginning of winter. The beauty of stillness envelops you. A time of quietness and inward reflections. A time of rest, relaxation, and meditation is the key to regeneration and renewing your life and organs. The days are much shorter than autumn days. We become more sensitive to light and more prone to depressions. We become more inward, more isolated and lethargic, and more susceptible to illness. It is important to be out and about as much when the sun is visible the most. Because sunlight is nutrient that has a catalytic effect on your body’s glands. Full Spectrum lights may provide some extra light to the body.
The sun would be moving into Capricorn) And the new moon would be on December 5th new moon in Scorpio, it ng this time she said cosmic energy would be released. And the main organ of focus would be the heart. Purification of the heart charka. So sing, share; use your hand to help others. So, this would be an excellent time to make some Kwanzaa gifts for family and friends and let everyone know how much you love and appreciate them. During this time the sun will sitting still so this is an excellent time to align with your higher self. Below is just some basic information about this time… So, take only what you need because the information is given from a pure heart.

Doing this time you will prepare the root soup and eat on it for 1-2-3-days until December 21st then you will start your 3-5-7-9 or 21 day fast. Some people would have already started before now. Some people started on December 11, or before then. Just be mindful that any time you are allowed to fast be clearly a blessing no matter how long or short the time may be. The body and spirit will appreciate. Make sure you have your unfinished business list to mark out what you have accomplished before the year-ends. And have all your upcoming desires, goals for 2010. Try to end and cut off all unproductive cycles and challenges so you will not take the same energy and situation into the new cycle…

The purpose of the root soup is to ground you to the earth. So that you can lay the necessary foundations of change and transformation. So, if you were only able to eat the soup for one day or 1 minute or 1 hour it is more about your intentions at this time. Below is the recipe for the root soup and the foods to balance out the lunar and solar beings

. Root Soup veggies Taro (Yutia) Yam (Name) Jerusalem Artichoke, Celeriac (Parsley Root) Cassava (Yucca) Batata, Sweet Bicolor corn, Rice Dream Milk, Black Sesame Seeds Veg all seasoning ... or any seasoning that has a mixture of spices where all the elements are present (air, fire, water, earth, ether) This ground provisions earth root foods are neutral in their nurturing effect on the solar-lunar balance of the human body-brain- mind. Their Bi-Polar nature helps build strong human nerve force to successfully cope with the unfamiliarity of Life's diverse crisis situations. These neutral virtues make them excellent transitional healing foods, if auspiciously eaten at any of the four lunar quarter crossroads. (The fours seasons) Keep in mind you can eat whatever fruits and veggies you like doing this fasting time. However these particular veggies and fruits, spices are for the solar and lunar constitutions that go with the root soup…

If you are doing a juice fast or then you would make a juice, tea or tonic using the veggies, fruit, herbs and spices. You can also take the culinary spices as herbal teas.
Solar Constitution Born March 22- September 21st (Solar/Yang/Masculine Energy - Lunar cooling foods that will calm, sedate the stomach, spleen, lung, colon, heart Fruits: Apples, Blackberries, Blueberries, Mulberries, and Pears Vegetables: Brussels Sprouts Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, tomatoes, celery, Nuts: coconuts, sunflower, and pumpkinseed Supplement: Spiraling Spices: allspice, cardamom, coriander, kudzu, lavender, mace, saffron, vanilla, caraway, cayenne, dill, kelp, tarragon, mint, seaweed, thyme, white pepper

 Lunar Constitution Born Sept 22- March 21st (Moon/Yin/Feminine Energy Solar heating foods that will stimulate, notify the stomach/spleen/lungs/heart, liver Fruits: Apricots, cherries, grapes, plums, and apples Vegetables: beets, carrot kale, chard, spinach, asparagus, leeks, and parsnips Seed liquids: walnuts, pistachio, and almonds Spices: anise, cadamon, cinnamon, clove, fennel, ginger, nutmeg, peppermint, basil, black pepper, cayenne, celery seed, garlic, fenugreek, marjoram, mustard, oregano, rosemary Fasting Protocol What do you plan to accomplish and cultivate spiritually before the year is up?
Spiritual Growth Steps- 1. Ask Permission from Creator, 2. Make Intentions, 3. Define true Purpose for Fast, 4. Do Forgiveness ritual, 5. Affirm your goals 6. Eat soup 7. Site Moon, 8. Start Fast. 9. Document your process (remember ego does not like documentation)

The first Principle of Healing Spiritually, Mentally, Emotional is Fasting. Fasting gives your spirit an opportunity to evolve, cultivate, recognize and explore its Destiny.
You are training you body and life force. Seasonal fasting techniques are a medium for you to cultivate and transform and transport energy. The year is divided into 9 40 day cycles-Dec 25th, Feb 9th, March 21st, April 30th, June 9th, July 18th, August 27th, October 6th, November 15th,
These times are also set up by seasons. Autumn Equinox, Winter Solstice, Spring and Summer Solstice. You must fast at all 4 cycles to be in balance and in tune with The Creator, You’re Self, Nature, Earth, and the Universes. So based upon when you are born - You are either governed by the sun or moon- meaning its source and power was more dominated during your birth cycle. And certain minerals and vitamins and life force energy was present or missing doing this time. And you would need to take in those provisions to balance your self out...Keep in mind there are thousands of Fasting techniques out there and you must use what ever you feel comfortable with. This process deals more with tapping in to the aspiciousness of the moment and time to bring balance then cultivation. Because our health and vibration must be stable, fluid, open, and receptive for transformation. However, when you do the same you get the same.... A good way to look at this is- we act and carry our self-a certain way because of families, jobs, mates, friends, society etc. But that is not our true self. That is our conditioned self. The mask that we wear to fit in gets along, keep the peace, get over, achieve our goals. Etc.

Organs to Focus On The heart- keep the heart light and loving during these dark times. Loving family and friends no matter what the interaction. Give freely and help others if you an able to without any financial stress or strain. Keep all interactions on a higher vibration. Do not create any new karma in dealing with family, friends, co -workers, or any business dealings etc. Kidneys- Protecting and strengthening the kidneys and adrenals glands, bladder skin, lungs and liver. These organs are important because they work harmoniously in the detect process t eliminate waste from your system. The kidneys filter blood to a balance between water and the body’s acidity level. They help your system keep the right amount of vitamins and minerals while helping to pull out elements like nitrogen, minerals, salts, and unwanted chemicals. Did you know that in one day the kidney filters thousands quarts of blood, of which approximately 160 quarts of fluid are extracted for one another filtering, process? When your kidney is not is stressed or weakened, their lack of energy ripples throughout your body. Your skin is forced to do double work to help with the elimination process, which causes rashes and other skin conditions to appear. One of the biggest challenges you will face during this time is stress. Stress whether its environmental, emotional, physical or spiritually. It places a great hardship on the adrenal glands (stress glands) and heart. The adrenal manufacture hormones such as adrenaline and cortical, a steroid known as the stress hormone.

Mineral deficiency
- Doing this time you are more prone to zinc deficiencies and copper overload. When this organ is too stressed it can no longer signal the liver to detoxify and excrete excess cooper through their protein escort known as ceruloplasmin. . Depressed adrenal functions can create various secondary symptoms such as chronic fatigue or exhaustion, low blood pressure, food or environmental allergies, low immune functions; hypoglycemia or diabetes; pms, or menopause difficulties, hot flash, irritability, weight gain, salt or sugar cravings and difficulties with sight. Clothing such be lose and layered natured materials. Avoid other blends because they do not allow the skin to breathe. Do keep your head and neck covered to protect body heat from escaping. . Water removes body heat at least twenty times faster than air. Exercise- select sports that are good for cardiovascular health. 3 days a week for 30 minutes. Indoor sports like yoga, tai chi stretching and toning. You must develop good sleep habits in bed by 10:00pm. Take more breaks from work and do more reading, listening to music, stretching, doing deep breathing, meditating and affirmations. . Food- since we are going into a time of stillness and rest. You food and diet should provide warmth so that your body’s energy is free to sustain body heat and immunity. It is important to consume warm teas and tonics, soups and lentils and beans, miso soup. And if you normally eat a raw diet make sure you allow some warmth in the body to be in balance. The food protocol listed below are just fruit and vegetables recommended during the winter months. They are to be eaten after the fasting time. Herbal support - Hawthorne- Berries - strengthen and protect the heart. Teas- Nettles- because it is rich in source of alkalizing minerals helpful in cleansing and adrenal support. Juniper berries- acts a diuretic and excellent for the bladder Marshmallow root - it is good for soothing mucous membrane irritation in the urinary tract. Ginger- stimulates glands to purify. Oils- Olive, flaxseed, sesame oil because they are high in a natural antioxidant known as sesame, resistant to oxidation. Horsetail- Beans- aduki, pinto beans, lentils, black beans. Eat more starchy veggies- burdock, acorn squash, parsnips, turnips, Jerusalem artichoke, yams, sweet potatoes, taro, yucca, Jamaica and other African and Caribbean root vegetables. Unlimited veggies raw or steamed low glycemic. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, celery, celeriac, eggplant, green beans, green leafy salad, mushrooms( boletus, chanterelle, morel, and shitake, greens (kale, collards, mustard, onions, chives, green, leeks, scallions, and parsley radish Fruits- pears, apples, cranberry, tangerines, Nuts- almond, cashews, coconut milk, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachio, pumpkinseeds, sesame seed and sunflower seeds. Grains- Kasha, whole grains, and sprouted breads, fiber rich foods are good for circulation.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Hood

Dangerous Minds

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Salaam to Nasar Abadey

 Diamond in the Rough by Nasar Abadey by najmanuriddin 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Video:▼ Shabazz Palaces ‘Black Up’▼▼▼

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (OFFICIAL ALBUM SHORT FILM/VIDEO) from Sub Pop Records on Vimeo.

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Why Bentonite Clay Matters◥◥◥


Alimentary Detoxification

Maximum Activity

Maximum Purity

BENEFITS: Great Plains® Bentonite provides strong detoxification in the digestive tract, with the ability to bind herbicides, viruses and other potentially harmful substances by adsorbent action. Great Plains Bentonite is specially formulated to provide the maximum benefits of bentonite. Bentonite's mechanism of action is physical, due to its colloidal structure and charged particles, which allow it to bind with toxins in the stomach, small intestine and colon. It is not digested, nor is it absorbed into the bloodstream. Since toxins are bound to the bentonite, they are excreted from the body when the bentonite is eliminated through bowel movements.*

Bentonite (also known as montmorillonite) is a natural clay mineral of volcanic origin, created from volcanic ash deposits that are millions of years old. Some of the largest - and highest quality - deposits of bentonite occur in the Great Plains area of the United States. Bentonite is made of microscopic rectangular clay platelets, that when properly hydrated in water form a porous "house of cards" structure with an enormous surface area.

Great Plains Bentonite has maximum activity through special selection and processing to ensure an enhanced surface area and optimum adsorption. Studies have shown that maximum binding and removal of toxins occurs only with the rare naturally occurring sodium ion form of bentonite containing a specific range of exchangeable sodium ions. Using advanced processing methods, the special bentonite used in Great Plains has a huge surface area up to 960 square yards per tablespoon serving. To put that in perspective, a quart bottle of Great Plains Bentonite contains over 12 football fields of surface area!

Great Plains Bentonite has maximum purity. There are many different grades of bentonite, primarily designed for industrial uses. Yerba Prima uses only USP/NF pharmaceutical grade bentonite that has been through a natural four-step purification process. This not only ensures that the bentonite is ultra-pure, but also contributes to the light color and strong activity of Great Plains Bentonite.

Bentonite has an unusual property you will notice when you open the bottle. After complete hydration, it becomes very thick and viscous when it sits for a while. If shaken or stirred, the bentonite can be poured, which is why the instructions say "Shake well before using." It will become thick once again if allowed to sit undisturbed.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

NYC: ‘Pumzi’ Screening and Afrofuturism Talk▼▼

Parsons in New York City will host a free screening of the science fiction film Pumzi (incredible trailer above) Dec 6 at 6pm. A conversation about the film and Afrofuturism with director Wanuri Kahiu will take place after the screening. For more information click here


An Oversimplification of Her Beauty • Teaser◥◥

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty • Teaser from Terence Nance • Terence Etc. on Vimeo.

You’ve just arrived home after a bad day…Scratch that…You’ve just arrived home after a bad month  You’re broke, despite being too busy to shower most mornings.  You’re lonely, even though you live in the biggest city in America.  Generally speaking, you’re in a funk (and not just from lack of bathing).  You do, however, have one cause for mild optimism.  You seem to have captured the attention of an intriguing young lady.  You’ve rushed home this particular evening to clean your apartment before she comes over.  In your haste, you see that you have missed a call.  There is a voicemail.  She tells you that, she won’t be seeing you tonight… An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is a film that puts you in the shoes of an quixotic young man, as fantasys, emotions, and memories, race through his mind during this singular moment in time.
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is a Feature Film Written, Produced, and Directed By Terence Nance The film will premiere in the New Frontiers section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival For more info visit • • • • • Synopsis You’ve just arrived home after a bad day…Scratch that…You’ve just arrived home after a bad month You’re broke, despite being too busy to shower most mornings. You’re lonely, even though you live in the biggest city in America. Generally speaking, you’re in a funk (and not just from lack of bathing). You do, however, have one cause for mild optimism. You seem to have captured the attention of an intriguing young lady. You’ve rushed home this particular evening to clean your apartment before she comes over. In your haste, you see that you have missed a call. There is a voicemail. She tells you that, she won’t be seeing you tonight… An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is a film that puts you in the shoes of an quixotic young man, as fantasys, emotions, and memories, race through his mind during this singular moment in time. a Media MVMT film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty starring Terence Nance and Namik Minter Produced by James Bartlett, Andrew Corkin, and Terence Nance Associate Produced by Jocelyn Cooper, Matthew E. Bray, and Chanelle Pearson Directors of Photography Matthew E. Bray and Shawn Peters Assistant Editors Nelson Nance and Hannah J. Buck Written, Directed, and Edited by Terence Nance

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Flying Lotus & Thundercat – Over / Under ▓░▓░▓░▓░▓░▓░

Teebs – The Artwork of Mtendere Mandowa ◥◥◥◥

One of our favorite Producer this year introduces you to...
“TEEBS” the artwork of Mtendere Mandowa from Theo Jemison on Vimeo.
Mini Documentary of the artwork of Mtendere Mandowa visual artist and musician aka Teebs.
Film by Theo Jemison

Editing by Strangeloop

Music track “LSP” featuring Austin Peralta from Teebs 2nd record “Collections 01″ on Brainfeeder.
"TEEBS" the artwork of Mtendere Mandowa from Theo Jemison on Vimeo.

Friday, December 2, 2011

It's Yurt Time!

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OneOffYurtSittingAreaKitchen Best Yurt In Europe?

Thursday, December 1, 2011