Why Vegetable Oil is KILLING You – Part 2

Reason #2 Vegetable oils contain oxidized "mutated fats" that are worse than trans fat & CAUSE heart attacks All vegetable oils contain oxidized fats due to the refining process and chemical reactions with the polyunsaturated fat content of vegetable oils.  Expert Nutrition author, Catherine Shanahan, MD, calls the fats in vegetable oils "MegaTrans" because they are … Continue reading Why Vegetable Oil is KILLING You – Part 2

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Why Vegetable Oil is KILLING You

Why Vegetable Oil is KILLING You Although vegetable oil has a healthy sounding name, it's NOT made from vegetables...As you might already know, vegetable oil actually comes from any combination of corn oil, soybean oil, canola oil, safflower oil, and/or cottonseed oil, ALL of which are absolutely terrible for your health. In fact, they are … Continue reading Why Vegetable Oil is KILLING You

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Carrageenan – This Cancer-Causing Ingredient Probably Sits in Your Fridge

Attention all only-organic eaters: I'd like to have your attention in particular as you might have read this title and thought, "I bet whatever ingredient it is isn't in my fridge! I'm the healthiest eater I know!" With all due respect, you might be mistaken as the ingredient I'm about to address appears in a plethora of organic … Continue reading Carrageenan – This Cancer-Causing Ingredient Probably Sits in Your Fridge

Jamaican Soursop, is it a solution to improving Jamaica’s economic benefits through trade?

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe The global recession has not been partial with its effects of economic downturn, poverty and all around global hardship. While first world countries and developed countries have recovered more quickly; countries like Jamaica are still reeling from the negative socioeconomic consequences. In such … Continue reading Jamaican Soursop, is it a solution to improving Jamaica’s economic benefits through trade?

Easter Traditions

Fish, Jamaican Bun & Cheese

Every Easter weekend (Good FridayEaster Monday), our family will usually eat only fried fish, Jamaican Easter bun and canned cheese.

Although you can buy easter bun’s in the store, we love making our own Jamaican easter bun as well. Here is a great local recipe:

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Easter for us means many different things.

It is a time of Lent and fasting… a time of fish, easter bun and cheese… and a time to rejoice and spend time with the family.

Lent

The act of taking away something in our lives as a sacrifice for Jesus crucifixion on our behalf.

Every year, I spend a bit of time thinking about what am I going to take away during Lent… This year, I truly looked at it and wondered why am I taking away? Truly? Why am I not giving instead… why am I not doing more of something? I have grown up my entire life believing Lent is taking away something but I felt that something was missing…

So I prayed and asked God to lead me in the right direction… what my heart was leading me towards was to actually pray more, fast more, meditate and…

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