Hiccup Cure in Pidgin

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Looking through a little book by Phillip C.S. Fong written in Pidgin English, Papua New Guinea Igat Gutpela Marasin Tu, I discovered a hiccup cure. Papua New Guinea’s Pidgin is an official language, although simple and based on English, you may find you can understand it if you look at it long enough! Or just read it out loud and suddenly it will start to make sense! One tip is that you generally pronounce ‘e’ as ‘eh’. ‘Save’ for example means to know and the last e is pronounced as ‘eh’. ‘Me no save’ for example means ‘I don’t know’.

Marasin Bilong Hiccup (Medicine for hiccups)

Em is save wokim nek bilong you krai olsem HUK, HUK, HUK, na i wok long mikim yu olsem tasol. Na sapos em ino malolo long mikim yu olsem long tu o tri wik, em iken kilim yu.

(If your throat won’t stop hiccuping for two or three weeks you can die). Side note! My pidgin isn’t that great, so there is probably a better translation possible, but you can get the gist…



Sugar is More Dangerous than Smoking

Newsgrab from the Irish Times:

Cardiac Expert says Sugar More Dangerous than Smoking.

Read the full article here.

Following are a few favorite excerpts from the article:

Sugar is a “drug” that is more dangerous to health than smoking and elevated cholesterol combined, a leading cardiovascular expert has told an international conference in Galway.

Centenarians who are free of cardiovascular disease usually had low sugar and low insulin levels, Sherif Sultan of Galway University Hospital’s Western Vascular Institute said yesterday.



Sugar and Intuition as Monsanto Strikes Again

Roger's Sugar Refinery

Consumption of refined sugar is the most pleasant means of gradual suicide.

On Easter Monday (April 13, 2009) we finally stepped out of the house and went on an excursion. The cherry blossoms are out in Vancouver and Spring is finally in the air. We hadn’t been out in months. We decided to head down to False Creek and check out how the building of the Olympic Village was going.

Along the walk I kept getting Midnight Oil’s song Blue Sky Mine popping into my head. To be honest I am not sure if this happened before or after I took the photos of the old Canadian Sugar Refinery Building, but it probably doesn’t really matter. I found it interesting that this song kept nagging at me as it has been a very long time since I have heard music in my head like this.

Vancouver’s sugar refinery was established in 1890, by B. T. Rogers and was the beginning of Rogers Sugar. It was:

Ideally located to receive shipments of raw cane sugar from Pacific regions and to access Canada’s rapidly developing western markets.source

The refinery was Vancouver’s first major industry not based on logging or fishing. The Vancouver refinery is an efficient, productive facility to this day, and $1 million is invested annually in this plant. source




Hypoglycemia: A Better Approach

By Dr. Paavo Airola (1977)

Olympics in fall

I know you might be thinking “Why not choose something more up to date?” Dr. Paavo Airola was addressing a conditions that most other Doctors were ignoring or attacking, at that time. I found this book a very interesting read with that perspective in mind. It is a good place to start if you are interested in hypoglycemia. Over the last 30 years or so, hypoglycemia has become a household word and much of what he says is now common knowledge.

It is also interesting because the AMA etc are still doing the same thing they were doing then-insisting that certain conditions are non-existent and later doing a complete 180 degree turn-around. We all know today that hypoglycemia is not an imaginary state of being. It is rampant in our societies today, often a pre-cursor to diabetes.

If you have a condition that the medical establishment won’t acknowledge, don’t feel like you are the crazy one. This is a well established pattern. In fact the establishment is proving itself insane under this definition of insanity: repeating the same mistakes over and over again, expecting to get a different result.

Dr. Paavo Airola recommends a diet for hypoglycemia which is included in this book. He also recommends avoiding high protein diets, because of the strain they put on your calcium resources and your adrenal glands. He highly recommends brewer’s yeast for hypoglycemics.



Splenda: Made From Sugar?

As we have all learned from having been subject to over thirty years or so of social and scientific experimentation with drug and health fads — there is much more to know about health and nutrition than we really understand. Our scientists keep finding out new things which then seem to contradict what they previously discovered. One year the most healthy thing to eat might be canola oil and the next year butter. We are constantly finding new levels of organization in the interactions of organisms. It has been a confusing few decades and most of us are fed up with the whole thing and annoyed to say the least.


I like the idea that we trust the Earth and the way she packages her products. They don’t need be refined. She knows exactly what she is doing. If we need sweet foods, which we do, stick to raw honey, maple syrup, unrefined palm sugar or something like that.

How many people do you know who have really lost tons of weight switching to sugar-free soda? This is not a good solution to weight issues. Your body is not satiated if it is not receiving the nutrients it needs and eating no-calorie foods will not help.

It is also interesting how much money is involved in this sweetly sugar-free industry. Perhaps if we can get these big businesses fighting amongst themselves over our money we might actually be able to hit them where it counts.

According to market research firm IRI, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, Splenda sold $212 million in 2006 in the US while Equal sold $48.7 million.


We sure are shelling out a lot of money to be poisoned, and our tax-supported organizations who are meant to keep this from happening are in bed with these big-money groups.


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