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GOD'S FARMACOLOGY

The health ministries team will be conducting a "Farmacology Lecture" on 12 October 2013 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the old fellowship room in the church.  The presentation will include information on foods and herbs that help heal various ailments. Several weeks ago during church announcements, Tracey Baker presented our church family with the benefits of using pine needle tea for treating various ailments.  The recipe for pine needle tea and its benefits are reflected below.  This was an example of the type of information that will be shared during the upcoming Farmacology lecture.  We encourage your attendance and guests are welcome! 

PINE NEEDLE TEA

Pine needle tea can be used to treat scurvy, colds and flu, obesity, dementia, bladder and kidney issues, hypertension, pollen allergies, and serves as an anti-depressant.  It also helps in the treatment of tumors, reduces chemotherapy toxicity, and renders many other potential health benefits due to its high in Vitamin C content.  It has 5 times more Vitamin C than a lemon, yielding 400 mg per cup.  It is also high in the fat-soluble Vitamin A antioxidant, beta-cartene. 

To make pine needle tea, select a branch with many green needles and wash them with water.  For every cup of water, you'll need about 1/2 cup of cut green needles.  Bring the water to boil and add the cut needles.  Remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 5 minutes.  You can add honey if you like. 

A demonstration of how to make pine needle tea can be viewed on youtube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrSqva1Y9Bg&feature=share&list=FL8LOMpjl8kb3YVV1IC3nUKA 
 

HEARTWISE INFORMATION 

Heart disease includes conditions affecting the heart, such as coronary heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.  Keys to prevention include quitting smoking, lowering cholesterol, controlling high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising.  God created our bodies in an amazing way and the heart is an amazing organ.  It continuously pumps oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout the body to sustain life.  Our heart is about the size of a fist and beats (expands and contracts) 100,000 times per day, pumping five or six quarts of blood each minute, or about 2,000 gallons per day.  Blood travels as the heart beats through a system of blood vessels, called the circulatory system.  The vessels are elastic, muscular tubes that carry blood to every part of the body.  Healthy blood is essential.  In addition, it also takes the body’s waste products, including carbon dioxide, away from the tissues.

The heart is the pump that makes life possible.  A healthy diet is essential for maintaining healthy, efficient heart function and for reducing the occurence of heart disease.  Cholesterol from meat and other animal products is a main contributor to heart disease. Incorporating a plant-based diet, including raw foods, are key essentials for heart health.

God has bountifully provided for the sustenance and happiness of all His creatures; if His laws were never violated, if all acted in harmony with the divine will, health, peace, and happiness, instead of misery and continual evil, would be the result.                        CDF 20

Autumn Rice

Ingredients

1 ½ cup brown rice   2 garlic cloves

½ cup walnuts            4 cup Unsalted vegetable broth

1.75 oz. pine nuts       2 tbs olive oil      

Preparation

1 – Soak the rice in hot water for one hour or overnight in cold water.

Peel and chop the garlic cloves. Chop the walnuts

2 – Heat the oil in a frying pan, and sauté garlic. Before they turn brown, add walnuts, pine nuts, boiling vegetable broth, and rice.

Simmer for 30 minutes.

Suggestion from the Chef

If using previously cooked rice, combine the rice with oil, raw garlic, and nuts. Place in the oven at 350° for 10 to 15 minutes.

Resources Used

Web Md Website– www.webmd.com

Counsels On Health – Ellen White

Counsels on Diet and Foods – Ellen White

Encyclopedia of Foods – Education and Health Library