!2018 – Honey & Cinnamon V2

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Here is 18 potent use of Honey and cinnamon:

A mix of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus. Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain — and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder….who knew?

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it’s delicious too!

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ‘Ingredient’ which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.

WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.

BAD BREATH: Hey you peoples of South America & Asia, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.

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!2018 – Ginger and Cinnamon Vs Arthritis & Inflammation 

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Muscle pains are more common than you may think. If you stop a person walking down the street and ask them if they suffer from any kind of muscle pain, chances are they’ll say yes. 
Muscle pains are normally caused by the inflammation of muscular fibers. That happens a lot when the muscle stays flexed for long periods of time, like when you work out at the gym or when you’re under a lot of stress. 
If you suffer from muscle pains, keep reading this article, because am going to show you a home remedy that’s 100% natural and will help you treat this problem. Natural treatments are good because they have less side effects than normal medications. 
This remedy calls for 2 powerful ingredients: Ginger and Cinnamon.
Cinnamon reduces inflammation, fights bacteria, regulates blood sugar, and improves brain function. It also contains several minerals and fibers. Furthermore, it prevents diabetes, improves cardiovascular health, and relieves arthritis. 
Ginger, on the other hand, contains an anti-inflammatory substance called gingerol, which relives pain, prevents damage caused by free radicals, protects against cancer, and boosts immunity. It also helps relieve throat pain. 
Here’s the recipe:

• 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger

• 1 cup of water (250 milliliters)

• 2 teaspoons of honey

• 1 stick of cinnamon (about the size of your index finger)

• First, boil the water

• Once it starts boiling, add the ginger and cinnamon stick and let it boil for 3 more minutes

• Cover the container and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes

• Once the time is up, strain the mixture

• Next, add the honey to sweeten it

• Take 1 tablespoon several times a day, until your pain goes away

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!2018 – Cleansing Your Liver

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How To Cleanse Your Liver Naturally_2

The liver is like a body purifier. This is why you must know how to keep it healthy because your overall health depends from the health of your liver.

You should drink at least two liters of water a day, breathe deeply and be relaxed. Also, you should shower for 3 minutes with hot water, then 30 seconds with cold water because it maintains blood pressure and makes a little detoxication. Besides these tips, read carefully what food you should consume to keep your liver healthy the natural way.

Lukewarm water with lemon(Organic) -a great way to detox. This is supposed to become a routine every morning to drink a little lukewarm water with lemon. This is not a lemonade and therefore do not add sugar.

Garlic(Organic) – Add a little garlic in your cooking, or shred a clove in the salad. Garlic is great because it activates liver enzymes and the liver’s natural shield.

Green tea(Pure Organic verified) – It cleans the liver from toxins, prevents congestion, and is fully functional with the liver.

Avocado – The Japanese experts found that avocado contains a compound that protects the liver from damage.

Parsley – You can add it in almost every meal. The parsley removes metals from the body and significantly facilitates the work of the liver.

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 !2018 – Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie

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 Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie

The health benefits of pineapple and the healing properties of turmeric are well known for all of us. But do you know you can combine these two powerful ingredients too? Here is a smoothies recipe you should try.

Powerful Pineapple Turmeric Anti-inflammatory Smoothies


  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • half a peeled lime
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 cup coconut water (10 Most Popular Health Benefits of Coconut Water)
  • Little black pepper ( To improve the absorption of curcumin in turmeric)


Put all of the ingredients into your blender and blend well. Enjoy this smoothie to get a host of health benefits. It improves your health in several ways, consume it regularly, and you will notice the differences after a period:

You’ll have fewer chances to get colds or flu

Turmeric has great antioxidant and antibacterial properties, it has been proven to be able to help rebuild the immune system. Pineapple is a good source of vitamin C, which is essential to fight off viruses. This drink is also helpful for loosening mucus and relieving coughs that caused by colds.

You’ll have stronger bones

According to researches, a cup of pineapple can provide 73% of your body requirement for manganese, which is one of the most important nutrients to maintain and build strong bones.

You’ll get relief if you have arthritis

Turmeric is a natural painkiller thanks to the curcumin, which is said that may work just as well as ibuprofen for pain relief in arthritis patients. Pineapple also has good anti-inflammatory properties, makes it as an effective agent to alleviate arthritis and joint pain.

You’ll have a better digestion

Bromelain in pineapple helps regulate the secretions in the pancreas to improve digestion. Turmeric is believed to help in digestion as it helps in releasing of bile, which is essential for a healthy digestive system.

You’ll have a better sleep

Turmeric works well to relieve depression, anxiety and may protect against the effects of sleep deprivation.

You’ll have healthy teeth

Have this smoothie, especially when you’re suffering from a toothache, as both of these two ingredients have great anti-bacterial properties. Pineapple also helps strengthen gums to keep your teeth healthy.

Sources: turmericforhealth.comfoodmatters.com/ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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!2018 – 20 Relationship Tips

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The day after finalizing his divorce, author and motivational speaker Gerald Rogerssat down at his computer and began to compile his thoughts. After typing up a heartfelt essay, he uploaded it to Facebook along with a photograph of his wedding day. As The Hearty Soul reports, the beautiful post highlights the many things Gerald learned about keeping a marriage healthy and happy.

“Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different… After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice I wish I would have had…

1) Never stop courting. Never stop dating. NEVER EVER take that woman for granted. When you asked her to marry you, you promised to be that man that would OWN HER HEART and to fiercely protect it. This is the most important and sacred treasure you will ever be entrusted with. SHE CHOSE YOU. Never forget that, and NEVER GET LAZY in your love.

2) PROTECT YOUR OWN HEART. Just as you committed to being the protector of her heart, you must guard your own with the same vigilance. Love yourself fully, love the world openly, but there is a special place in your heart where no one must enter except for your wife. Keep that space always ready to receive her and invite her in, and refuse to let anyone or anything else enter there.

3) FALL IN LOVE OVER and OVER and OVER again. You will constantly change. You’re not the same people you were when you got married, and in five years you will not be the same person you are today. Change will come, and in that you have to re-choose each other everyday. SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO STAY WITH YOU, and if you don’t take care of her heart, she may give that heart to someone else or seal you out completely, and you may never be able to get it back. Always fight to win her love just as you did when you were courting her.

4) ALWAYS SEE THE BEST in her. Focus only on what you love. What you focus on will expand. If you focus on what bugs you, all you will see is reasons to be bugged. If you focus on what you love, you can’t help but be consumed by love. Focus to the point where you can no longer see anything but love, and you know without a doubt that you are the luckiest man on earth to be have this woman as your wife.

5) IT’S NOT YOUR JOB TO CHANGE OR FIX HER… your job is to love her as she is with no expectation of her ever changing. And if she changes, love what she becomes, whether it’s what you wanted or not.

6) TAKE FULL ACCOUNTABILITY for your own emotions: It’s not your wife’s job to make you happy, and she CAN’T make you sad. You are responsible for finding your own happiness, and through that your joy will spill over into your relationship and your love.

7) NEVER BLAME your wife If YOU get frustrated or angry at her, it is only because it is triggering something inside of YOU. They are YOUR emotions, and your responsibility. When you feel those feelings take time to get present and to look within and understand what it is inside of YOU that is asking to be healed. You were attracted to this woman because she was the person best suited to trigger all of your childhood wounds in the most painful way so that you could heal them… when you heal yourself, you will no longer be triggered by her, and you will wonder why you ever were.

8) Allow your woman to JUST BE. When she’s sad or upset, it’s not your job to fix it, it’s your job to HOLD HER and let her know it’s ok. Let her know that you hear her, and that she’s important and that you are that pillar on which she can always lean. The feminine spirit is about change and emotion and like a storm her emotions will roll in and out, and as you remain strong and unjudging she will trust you and open her soul to you… DON’T RUN-AWAY WHEN SHE’S UPSET. Stand present and strong and let her know you aren’t going anywhere. Listen to what she is really saying behind the words and emotion.

9) BE SILLY… don’t take yourself so damn seriously. Laugh. And make her laugh. Laughter makes everything else easier.

10) FILL HER SOUL EVERYDAY… learn her love languages and the specific ways that she feels important and validated and CHERISHED. Ask her to create a list of 10 THINGS that make her feel loved and memorize those things and make it a priority everyday to make her feel like a queen.

11) BE PRESENT. Give her not only your time, but your focus, your attention and your soul. Do whatever it takes to clear your head so that when you are with her you are fully WITH HER. Treat her as you would your most valuable client. She is.

12) BE WILLING TO TAKE HER SEXUALLY, to carry her away in the power of your masculine presence, to consume her and devour her with your strength, and to penetrate her to the deepest levels of her soul. Let her melt into her feminine softness as she knows she can trust you fully.

13) DON’T BE AN IDIOT…. And don’t be afraid of being one either. You will make mistakes and so will she. Try not to make too big of mistakes, and learn from the ones you do make. You’re not supposed to be perfect, just try to not be too stupid.

14) GIVE HER SPACE… The woman is so good at giving and giving, and sometimes she will need to be reminded to take time to nurture herself. Sometimes she will need to fly from your branches to go and find what feeds her soul, and if you give her that space she will come back with new songs to sing…. (okay, getting a little too poetic here, but you get the point. Tell her to take time for herself, ESPECIALLY after you have kids. She needs that space to renew and get re-centered, and to find herself after she gets lost in serving you, the kids and the world.)

15) BE VULNERABLE… you don’t have to have it all together. Be willing to share your fears and feelings, and quick to acknowledge your mistakes.

16) BE FULLY TRANSPARENT. If you want to have trust you must be willing to share EVERYTHING… Especially those things you don’t want to share. It takes courage to fully love, to fully open your heart and let her in when you don’t know i she will like what she finds… Part of that courage is allowing her to love you completely, your darkness as well as your light. DROP THE MASK… If you feel like you need to wear a mask around her, and show up perfect all the time, you will never experience the full dimension of what love can be.

17) NEVER STOP GROWING TOGETHER… The stagnant pond breeds malaria, the flowing stream is always fresh and cool. Atrophy is the natural process when you stop working a muscle, just as it is if you stop working on your relationship. Find common goals, dreams and visions to work towards.

18) DON’T WORRY ABOUT MONEY. Money is a game, find ways to work together as a team to win it. It never helps when teammates fight. Figure out ways to leverage both persons strength to win.

19) FORGIVE IMMEDIATELY and focus on the future rather than carrying weight from the past. Don’t let your history hold you hostage. Holding onto past mistakes that either you or she makes, is like a heavy anchor to your marriage and will hold you back. FORGIVENESS IS FREEDOM. Cut the anchor loose and always choose love.

20) ALWAYS CHOOSE LOVE. ALWAYS CHOOSE LOVE. ALWAYS CHOOSE LOVE. In the end, this is the only advice you need. If this is the guiding principle through which all your choices is governed, there is nothing that will threaten the happiness of your marriage. Love will always endure.

In the end MARRIAGE isn’t about Happily ever after. It’s about work. And a commitment to grow together and a willingness to continually invest in creating something that can endure eternity. Through that work, the happiness will come.

Marriage is life, and it will bring ups and downs. Embracing all of the cycles and learning to learn from and love each experience will bring the strength and perspective to keep building, one brick at a time.

These are lessons I learned the hard way. These are lessons I learned too late.

But these are lessons I am learning and committed in carrying forward. Truth is, I LOVED being married, and in time, I will get married again, and when I do, I will build it with a foundation that will endure any storm and any amount of time.

If you are reading this and find wisdom in my pain, share it those those young husbands whose hearts are still full of hope, and with those couples you may know who may have forgotten how to love. One of those men may be like I was, and in these hard earned lessons perhaps something will awaken in him and he will learn to be the man his lady has been waiting for.

The woman that told him ‘I do’, and trusted her life with him, has been waiting for this man to step up.

If you are reading this and your marriage isn’t what you want it to be, take 100% responsibility for YOUR PART in marriage, regardless of where your spouse is at, and commit to applying these lessons while there is time.

MEN- THIS IS YOUR CHARGE: Commit to being an EPIC LOVER. There is no greater challenge, and no greater prize. Your woman deserves that from you.

Be the type of husband your wife can’t help but brag about.”

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Read more: New Studies Suggest That Husbands Stress Women Twice As Much As Children

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!2018 – Why Ice Delays Recovery

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Why Ice Delays Recovery:

(Dr. Mirkin) Sports Medicine

When I wrote my best selling Sports medicine Book in 1978, I coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for the treatment of athletic injuries (Little Brown and Co., page 94). Ice has been a standard treatment for injuries and sore muscles because it helps to relieve pain caused by injured tissue. Coaches have used my “RICE” guideline for decades, but now it appears that both Ice and complete Rest may delay healing, instead of helping.

In a recent study, athletes were told to exercise so intensely that they developed severe muscle damage that caused extensive muscle soreness. Although cooling delayed swelling, it did not hasten recovery from this muscle damage (The American Journal of Sports Medicine, June 2013). A summary of 22 scientific articles found almost no evidence that ice and compression hastened healing over the use of compression alone, although ice plus exercise may marginally help to heal ankle sprains (The American Journal of Sports Medicine, January, 2004;32(1):251-261).

Healing Requires Inflammation
When you damage tissue through trauma or develop muscle soreness by exercising very intensely, you heal by using your immunity, the same biological mechanisms that you use to kill germs. This is called inflammation. When germs get into your body, your immunity sends cells and proteins into the infected area to kill the germs. When muscles and other tissues are damaged, your immunity sends the same inflammatory cells to the damaged tissue to promote healing. The response to both infection and tissue damage is the same. Inflammatory cells rush to injured tissue to start the healing process (Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Vol 7, No 5, 1999). The inflammatory cells called macrophages release a hormone called Insulin-like growth Factor (IGF-1) into the damaged tissues, which helps muscles and other injured parts to heal. However, applying ice to reduce swelling actually delays healing by preventing the body from releasing IGF-1.

The authors of one study used two groups of mice, with one group genetically altered so they could not form the normally expected inflammatory response to injury. The other group was able to respond normally. The scientists then injected barium chloride into muscles to damage them. The muscles of the mice that could not form the expected immune response to injury did not heal, while mice with normal immunities healed quickly. The mice that healed had very large amounts of IGF-1 in their damaged muscles, while the mice that could not heal had almost no IGF-1. (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, November 2010).

Ice Keeps Healing Cells from Entering Injured Tissue
Applying ice to injured tissue causes blood vessels near the injury to constrict and shut off the blood flow that brings in the healing cells of inflammation (Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, published online Feb 23, 2014). The blood vessels do not open again for many hours after the ice was applied. This decreased blood flow can cause the tissue to die from decreased blood flow and can even cause permanent nerve damage.

Anything That Reduces Inflammation Also Delays Healing
Anything that reduces your immune response will also delay muscle healing. Thus, healing is delayed by:
• cortisone-type drugs,
• almost all pain-relieving medicines, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen (Pharmaceuticals, 2010;3(5)),
• immune suppressants that are often used to treat arthritis, cancer or psoriasis,
• applying cold packs or ice, and
• anything else that blocks the immune response to injury.

Ice Also Reduces Strength, Speed, Endurance and Coordination
Ice is often used as short-term treatment to help injured athletes get back into a game. The cooling may help to decrease pain, but it interferes with the athlete’s strength, speed, endurance and coordination (Sports Med, Nov 28, 2011). In this review, a search of the medical literature found 35 studies on the effects of cooling . Most of the studies used cooling for more than 20 minutes, and most reported that immediately after cooling, there was a decrease in strength, speed, power and agility-based running. A short re-warming period returned the strength, speed and coordination. The authors recommend that if cooling is done at all to limit swelling, it should be done for less than five minutes, followed by progressive warming prior to returning to play.

My Recommendations
If you are injured, stop exercising immediately. If the pain is severe, if you are unable to move or if you are confused or lose even momentary consciousness, you should be checked to see if you require emergency medical attention. Open wounds should be cleaned and checked. If possible, elevate the injured part to use gravity to help minimize swelling. A person experienced in treating sports injuries should determine that no bones are broken and that movement will not increase damage. If the injury is limited to muscles or other soft tissue, a doctor, trainer or coach may apply a compression bandage. Since applying ice to an injury has been shown to reduce pain, it is acceptable to cool an injured part for short periods soon after the injury occurs. You could apply the ice for up to 10 minutes, remove it for 20 minutes, and repeat the 10 minute application once or twice. There is no reason to apply ice more than six hours after you have injured yourself.

If the injury is severe, follow your doctor’s advice on rehabilitation. With minor injuries, you can usually begin rehabilitation the next day. You can move and use the injured part as long as the movement does not increase the pain and discomfort. Get back to your sport as soon as you can do so without pain.

Checked  11/22/17

(Dr. Mirkin) Sports Medicine



!2018 – Lilith: Adam’s First Wife 

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Lilith: Adam’s first wife

Genesis 1-2 Deleted Scenes #11: Lilith, Adam’s first wife.

Male and female He created them.

—Genesis 1:27

The Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. The Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.

—Genesis 2:21-22

To explain away this seeming contradiction, later writers of Jewish mysticism proposed that the first chapter is referring to a separate woman; that God had created a partner for Adam before Eve named Lilith who later rebels after refusing to mate with Adam in the missionary position, insisting that she be on top (it should come as no surprise why feminists love her). Never coming to an agreement, Lilith leaves the garden and becomes a demon. Her name appears once in the Bible, Isaiah 34:14, which is believed to refer to a demoness of the night. It is therefore more than likely that Lilith is based off of the Babylonian night demon Lilitu, a succubus who seduces men in their sleep. Her name is also listed among other monstrous creatures in a fragment of The Dead Sea Scrolls. While her demonic identity is known from such early sources, including the Kabbalah, the first and primary source of her story as Adam’s fallen wife comes to us from a medieval text known as The Alphabet of Ben Sira (8th-10th century CE):

When God created Adam and saw that he was alone, He created a woman from dust, like him, and named her Lilith. But when God brought her to Adam, they immediately began to fight. Adam wanted her to lie beneath him, but Lilith insisted that he lie below her. When Lilith saw that they would never agree, she uttered God’s Name and flew into the air and fled from Adam. Then Adam prayed to his Creator, saying, “Master of the Universe, the woman you gave me has already left me.” So God called upon three angels, Senoy, Sansenoy, and Semangelof, to bring her back. God said, “Go and fetch Lilith. If she agrees to go back, fine. If not, bring her back by force.”

The angels left at once and caught up with Lilith, who was living in a cave by the Red Sea, in the place where Pharaoh’s army would drown. They seized her and said, “Your maker has commanded you to return to your husband at once. If you agree to come with us, fine; if not, we’ll drown one hundred of your demonic offspring every day.”

Lilith said, “Go ahead. But don’t you know that I was created to strangle newborn infants, boys before the eighth day and girls before the twentieth? Let’s make a deal. Whenever I see your names on an amulet, I will have no power over that infant.” When the angels saw that was the best they would get from her, they agreed, so long as one hundred of her demon children perished every day.

That is why one hundred of Lilith’s demon offspring perish daily, and that is why the names of the three angels are written on the amulets hung above the beds of newborn children. And when Lilith sees the names of the angels, she remembers her oath, and she leaves those children alone.

—Alpha Beta de-Ben Sira 5.

This story of Lilith is one of my all time favorites in Jewish mythology, even if it does come from a period later than most others. It’s a prime example of a silly yet fascinating tale that originates from a biblical discrepancy that later theologians felt like they needed to mend.

Lilith returns to the garden as the serpent

Some, though often late sources, say that Lilith returned to the garden after her fall in the guise of the serpent, causing Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge.[2] What’s quite interesting is that this tradition appears (at first) to be supported by renaissance  artwork of the Fall of Man in which the serpent is clearly depicted as a female. Upon investigation I was surprised just how many artists followed this convention, including Michelangelo; click the image to see an expanded gallery.

While it is argued by some such as John Bonnell and Jeffrey Hoffeld that these works are indeed of Lilith, I’m afraid to say that the evidence doesn’t hold up. The story of Lilith is a late Jewish tradition – whereas nearly all of the works depicting a female serpent are by medieval Christians. There are no supplementary writings that I’m aware of to indicate that the Lilith story was widely known in Christian circles; the only possible exception is in The Testament of Solomon (1st-3rd century CE) where a female demon curiously identical with Lilith is mentioned under the name Abyzou. It is the opinion of most art historians that artists depicted the serpent in female form to identify it with Eve, serving as a metaphor for woman’s sexuality and weakness. Artist Melissa Huang perhaps said it best in her article on the sexualization of Eve:

Renaissance artists, by depicting the serpent as a woman, were both revealing their opinions of female sexuality and decisively blaming womankind for the fall.  Women were perceived by Renaissance audiences to be weak, gullible, and inherently flawed; an ideal scapegoat. The only issue with casting Eve as a temptress is that she was originally tempted by the serpent. If Adam—a man—was tempted by Eve—a woman—who herself was tempted by the serpent—a man—then the blame ultimately falls upon the male sex. However, if the serpent becomes a woman, then woman is ultimately to blame.

The theory that the serpent was depicted as a woman so as to identify with Eve is confirmed simply by paying attention to the artwork itself, in which the serpent looks exactly like Eve (examples: 12345). The last three pieces in the gallery above are the only ones which clearly are Lilith and are modern works.

So as fun as it may be to imagine these works illustrating Lilith due to the remarkable coincidence, it would seem that her tradition stayed within the confines of Jewish mysticism. It’s worth speculating however as to whether it was the paintings which inspired the idea among later writers that Lilith did return to the garden as the serpent.

Bind Lilith in chains!” reads a warning in Hebrew on this 18th-19th century C.E. amulet intended to protect an infant from the demoness. Lilith appears at center. The small circles that outline her body represent a chain. Beneath is a prayer: “Protect this boy who is a newborn from all harm and evil. Amen.”

Lilith in archaeology

Archaeological digs have revealed an abundant amount of amulets against Lilith, some dating back 1,500 years. The traditional use of such amulets against Lilith was widespread, and visitors to the ultra-Orthodox Mea She’arim section of Jerusalem will even today find protective amulets against Lilith available for purchase. Both the text and even the primitive drawings on the ancient amulet are still in use.

Lilith also appears in incantation bowls of the middle ages. These were bowls inscribed with incantation spells and placed upside down in areas of a home above the floorboards to demons trying to get in. The bowl seen below is from the 6th century CE and was made by an occultist to protect a woman and her husband from Lilith.[3] If you click the image to enlarge you’ll see a faint drawing of Lilith in the center. The Aramaic inscription reads:

In the name of the Lord of salvations. Designated is this bowl for the sealing of the house of this Geyonai bar Mami, that there flee from him the evil Lilith, in the name of “Yahweh El has scattered”; the Lilith, the male Lilin and the female Liliths…Be informed herewith that Rabbi Joshua bar Perahai has sent a ban against you…You shall not again appear to them, either in a dream by night or in slumber by day, because you are sealed with the signet of El Shaddai….Amen, Amen, Selah, Halleluyah!

Such earlier inscriptions reveal that “lilith” was also a generic term for a female demon among a class of demons of the night called “liliths”, both male (“lilin”) and female (“lilith”). It has also been suggested that the plural term of both sexes refers to Lilith’s demonic offspring that she bore with the demon prince Samael and/or from the semen of men while they slept after instituting wet dreams. A clearer and arguably more entertaining depiction of Lilith is seen in the center of this larger incantation bowl to the right.

One interesting image that commonly pops up in relevance to Lilith is the Babylonian “Queen of the Night Relief” (a.k.a “Burney Relief”) dating to the 19th-18th century BCE. I’ve noticed that many unscholarly websites will post this image identifying it – without a shadow of a doubt – as the Lilith of mystic tradition. Of course, this can’t be true as our Lilith, Adam’s first wife, doesn’t appear explicitly until the middle ages. It could be the Babylonian demoness Lilitu, however this claim is largely outdated, based originally on a misreading of an antagonist of the goddess Inanna (ki-sikil-lil) found in an obsolete translation of The Epic of Gilgamesh. While the debate continues, most scholars today identify her as either Inanna (Ishtar in Akkadian) or her sister Ereshkigal. I personally find the former more convincing for a number of reasons. Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, I still find it fun to imagine Lilith as Adam’s first wife originating early on, only to be edited out by later scribes.

Sources and Further Reading


[1] Schwartz, Howard. Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism (p. 216-217).

Primary sources: Alpha Beta de-Ben Sira 5.

[2] Rossetti, “Eden Bower,” in Poems (Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1873), pp. 31–41.

[3] Patai, Raphael. The Hebrew Goddess (p. 225-26)

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!2018 – Performing Personal CPR

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This is from Dr. Geetha Krishnaswamy, Please give your 2min and read this:-

1. Let’s say it’s 7:25pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

3. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

4. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.

5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy who taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has onlyabout 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

7. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

8. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

9. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!

10. A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

11. Rather than sending jokes, please..contribute by forwarding this mail which can save a person’s life….

12. If this message comes around you ……more than once…..please don’t get irritated……You need to be happy that you have many friends who care about you & being reminded of how to tackle….Heart Attack….AGAIN…

Dr. N Siva
(Senior Cardiologist)

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2016 – Pronouncement of Marriage 


  • Pronouncement of Marriage

    Pronouncement of MarriageThe Pronouncement of Marriage of a wedding ceremony is when the officiant pronounces the Bride and Groom as husband and wife. Afterwards the couple kisses!

    Pronouncement of Marriage 1

    Throughout this ceremony, BRIDE and GROOM have vowed, in our presence, to be loyal and loving towards each other.

    They have formalized the existence of the bond between them with words spoken and with the giving and receiving of rings.

    Therefore, it is my pleasure to now pronounce them husband and wife.

    You may now kiss your bride!

    Pronouncement of Marriage 2

    BRIDE and GROOM, you have expressed your love to one another through the commitment and promises you have just made. It is with these in mind that I pronounce you husband and wife.

    You have kissed a thousand times, maybe more.

    But today the feeling is new.

    No longer simply partners and best friends, you have become husband and wife and can now seal the agreement with a kiss.

    Today, your kiss is a promise.

    You may kiss the bride.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 3

    BRIDE and GROOM, through their words today, have joined together in holy wedlock.

    Because they have exchanged their vows before God and these witnesses, have pledged their commitment each to the other, and have declared the same by joining hands and by exchanging rings, I now pronounce that they are husband and wife.

    Those whom God hath joined together, let no one put asunder.

    You may now kiss the bride!

    Pronouncement of Marriage 4

    BRIDE and GROOM, you have heard the words about love and marriage, have exchanged your vows and made your promises, and celebrated your union with the giving and receiving of rings.

    It is at this time that I now pronounce you husband and wife.

    You may now kiss the bride!

    Pronouncement of Marriage 5

    May the blessings of life, the joy of love, the peace of truth, and the wisdom and strength of Spirit, be your constant companion, now and always, as husband and wife.

    You may seal this union with a kiss.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 6

    They have vowed, in our presence, to be loyal and loving towards each other.

    They have formalized the bond between them with spoken vows and with the giving and receiving of rings.

    Therefore, it is my pleasure to now pronounce them husband and wife.

    You may now kiss one another.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 7

    You have each betrothed yourself to the other in love and compassion, righteousness and truth.

    In the spirit of Jewish tradition, you have taken upon yourselves the responsibilities of a deep and loving friendship.

    In the presence of these witnesses and in keeping with tradition, you have spoken the words and preformed rites that unite your lives.

    BRIDE and GROOM you are now husband and wife in the sight of God, and of all people.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 8

    Today, BRIDE and GROOM honored you with their invitation to be present with them today for this ceremony.

    And so, this day, they declare before all of us that they shall live together in marriage.

    In the traditional way, they entered into their marriage with the joining of hands, the making of vows and promises, and the giving and receiving of rings, an outward symbol of their voluntary commitment to one another.

    Therefore, it is my pleasure, that I now pronounce them husband and wife. You may now kiss your bride!

    Pronouncement of Marriage 9

    BRIDE and GROOM, you have each chosen to be joined in marriage today.

    The bible states that “two are better than one; they receive a good reward for their toil, because, if one fails, the other can help the companion up again.”

    In my presence and in the presence of your family and friends, you have exchanged vows and made promises.

    You have opened your hearts to one another, declared your love and friendship, and have united yourself with the exchanging of rings.

    Therefore, with the blessings of God, it is my pleasure to now pronounce you husband and wife.

    You may now kiss the bride!

    Pronouncement of Marriage 10

    Because you two came here today intending to marry, because you joined hands and made solemn vows and exchanged rings to remind you of those vows, and you are now joined as partners in mutual love and respect, according to the powers vested in me and the highest power of the land and the sea;

    I pronounce that your wedding vows are sealed and you may henceforth be known to all as husband and wife.

    You may now kiss your bride.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 11

    Now before the people who have assembled here tonight, and in as much as you have each pledged to the other your lifelong commitment, love and devotion, I now pronounce you husband and wife.

    Those who all The Powers of the Universe have joined together, let no one put asunder.

    You may now kiss each other to seal these promises.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 12

    Now that you both have committed yourselves to one another and to your Holy Union through the sacred vows that you have taken and by the giving and receiving of these rings, I now pronounce you husband and wife.

    Those whom God has joined together may He generously bless Forever.

    You may now kiss the bride.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 13

    Bride and Groom, in the presence of God, your family and friends today, you have spoken the words and performed the rites which unite your lives.

    It is my legal right as a minister and my greatest joy and privilege to declare you husband and wife.

    You may now kiss the Bride.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 14

    Forasmuch as you, Bride and you, Groom, have openly declared your wishes to be united in marriage, and in the presence of these witnesses have pledged love to each other, and have confirmed the same by joining hands, exchanging rings and declaring your vows, I as a minister and legally authorized to do pronounce that you are now husband and wife.

    You may now kiss the Bride.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 16

    By the authority vested in me by the State of California, I pronounce you to each other, husband and wife.

    You may now kiss the bride.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 17

    I now pronounce BRIDE and GROOM husband and wife.

    You may now kiss the bride.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 18

    BRIDE and GROOM, you have expressed your love to one another through the commitment and promises you have just made.

    It is with these in mind that I pronounce you husband and wife.

    You may now kiss.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 19

    Since you have consented to join together in the bond of matrimony, and have pledged yourselves to each other in the presence of these loving friends, I now pronounce you partners in marriage.

    You may now kiss.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 20

    In the presence of this good company, By the power of your love, Because you have exchanged vows of commitment, We recognize you as married.

    You may now kiss the bride.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 21

    With the sense of incomparable joy that you have found emotional sanctuary for your heart, that you have discovered your life’s true love, I now pronounce you married.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 22

    Now that BRIDE and GROOM, have given themselves to each other by solemn vows, with the joining of hands and the giving and receiving of rings, I pronounce that they are husband and wife, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

    You may now kiss the bride.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 23

    Inasmuch as BRIDE and GROOM have consented together in marriage before this company; have pledged their faith and declared their unity by each giving and receiving a ring – and are now joined in mutual esteem and devotion; I pronounce that they are husband and wife together.

    You may now kiss the bride.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 24

    Forasmuch as BRIDE and GROOM have consented together in holy matrimony, and have pledged their love and loyalty to each other, and have declared the same by the joining and the giving of rings, by the power vested in me, and as witnessed by friends and family, I now pronounce you husband and wife.

    You may now kiss the bride.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 25

    BRIDE and GROOM, bear witness to the love of God in this world, so that those to whom love is a stranger will find in you good and generous friends.

    By the power vested in me by God and man, I pronounce you wife and husband.

    What God has joined together, let no man put asunder.

    You may now kiss the bride.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 26

    BRIDE and GROOM, by their solemn promises, freely made before God and in the presence of this assembly, have joined themselves to one another for love and for life.

    Those whom God has joined together, let no one separate.


    You may now kiss the bride.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 27

    Throughout the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom have vowed to love and remain steadfast and loyal to one another as they stand before their assembled community of friends and family.

    The bride and groom have each formalized and sanctified their bond by exchanging wedding vows and rings.

    May your love be eternal and undying.

    In witness of your love and commitment, it is now my pleasure to introduce you to those present here as husband and wife.

    In honor of your entrance into holy wedlock, you may now kiss the bride!

    Pronouncement of Marriage 28

    Before me stands a bride and groom who have joined their souls together in holy wedlock.

    In doing so, they have chosen to provide companionship, love and support to each other during both the happy and difficult moments of life and marriage.

    They have declared their perpetual love to each other before the witnesses assembled here and before almighty God.

    They have also demonstrated their solemn love for each other by exchanging wedding rings and joining hands as they prepare to walk through life together.

    In the name of the Holy Spirit, I now solemnly declare you husband and wife.

    Let no one put asunder those that have been joined together today in the presence of almighty God.

    You may now kiss the bride.

    Pronouncement of Marriage 29

    When you commenced this wedding ceremony, you stood before all assembled here as best friends and partners.

    Through the poignant exchange of wedding vows, you are sealed together in bond of holy wedlock as wife and husband.

    You may have kissed many times before, but now your kiss is a demonstration of your perpetual love and commitment to each other.

    Your kiss is also a promise to stand together during the happy times and during times of adversity.

    May you experience great love, joy and happiness as you walk through life together.

    May you also have the strength and perseverance to weather the storms that life may bring your way.

    In celebration of your love and commitment to one another, you may now kiss the bride.

    Re-Pronouncement of Marriage 30

    BRIDE and GROOM, today you celebrate INSERT # OF YEARS since you first joined in marriage.

    You have expressed your love for one another and desire to continue your journey of wedded bliss.

    You have also blessed one another by rekindling the flame of your love.

    On this day, BRIDE and GROOM, by the power of your own love, your marriage is reborn.  Congratulations!

    You may now kiss the groom!

    Re-Pronouncement of Marriage 31

    You have always been there as partners, companions, lovers, helpmates, and friends.

    Now that you have reconfirmed your love and vows, stay close and cling tenderly yet tightly as you continue your journey through this world.

    Keep trusting one another and being gentle with your feelings.

    Keep cherishing your dreams and share your joys and pains.

    Let the times you fall short be few… and be forgiven.

    And let the times you surpass your needs and hopes be many.

    Continue to believe in each other.

    Desire not to change or possess, but only to know each other honestly and completely.

    Respect your individuality and the things that make you each unique; but likewise honor your togetherness and the things that make you one.

    Care for each other truly and deeply, putting your commitment to one another before all else.

    Live for your love and your love will live forever.

    May all the beautiful gifts that come with the promises of a long loving marriage bring never-ending happiness to you both.

    I now pronounce you a loving, caring couple in love as Husband and Wife.

    You may, once again, kiss your bride.

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    !2018 – Asparagus cures Cancer

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    Scary Cancer Cell.

    10/30/17, 7:25:59 AM: Vivienne Rumble. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🌴: Subject: Asparagus.  

    Asparagus–Very interesting!

    When I was in the United States Navy (USN), I was stationed in Key West, FL. I worked at the clinic at Naval Air Station on Big Coppitt Key just a few miles north of Key West. The hospital at Key West was for out patients only for retired armed forces personnel that lived in the area. If you needed to be hospitalized you were sent to Homestead Air Force Base (AFB) Florida. I had the day off and just went inside the hospital(Corpman barracks were next to the hospital). There was a retired naval officer who worked in the lab and he was a very interesting gentleman to talk with. He was a retired biochemist from the USN. He asked me what was going on that day and I said I had the day off. I wish I was working as the crew on duty that day was taking a sailor to Homestead as he had a very bad kidney infection.

    Now this elderly retired naval officer told me the man should have eaten more asparagus and he wouldn’t have that problem. I asked why? I’ll never forget him asking me I ate asparagus and I said yes, I love them.

    He replied by asking me if I notice how my urine stinks after eating asparagus? I said but that I had never thought that it was because of what I ate but yes it does have a pungent odour. He informed me that it is because the asparagus is detoxifying my body of harmful chemicals!!!

    This was back in 1986 but I had to share this story…Eat more asparagus my friends.

    Asparagus — Who knew?

    My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned style asparagus. She pureed it and took 4 tablespoons in the morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did this for over a month. She is on chemo pills for Stage 3 lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer cell count went from 386 down to 125 at the end of a week. 

    Her oncologist said she will not need to see him for 3 months.


    Several years ago I met a man seeking asparagus for a friend who had cancer. He gave me a copy of an article, entitled “Asparagus For Cancer” printed in the Cancer News Journal, December 1979. I will share it here, just as it was shared with me: I am a biochemist, and have specialized in the relation of diet to health for people over 50 years of age.
    Several years ago, I learned of the discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked with him on his project. We have accumulated a number of favourable case histories.

    Here are a few examples:

    Case No. 1.  

    A man with an almost hopeless case of Hodgkin’s disease (cancer of the lymph glands) was completely incapacitated.  Within 1 year of starting the asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of strenuous exercise.

    Case No. 2.  

    A successful businessman, 68 years old, suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years.  After years of medical treatments, including radiation without improvement, he began taking asparagus.  Within 3 months, examinations revealed that his bladder tumour had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.

    Case No. 3.   

    On March 5 1971, a man who had lung cancer was put on the operating table where they found that the lung cancer had so widely spread that it was inoperable. The surgeon sewed him up and declared his case hopeless. On April 5 he heard about the Asparagus therapy and immediately started taking it. By August, x-ray pictures revealed that all signs of the cancer had disappeared. He is now back at his regular business routine.

    Case No. 4.   

    A woman had been troubled for a number of years with skin cancer. She developed different skin cancers which were diagnosed by the acting specialist as advanced. Within 3 months after beginning asparagus therapy, the skin specialist said her skin looked fine with no more skin lesions. This woman reported that the asparagus therapy also cured her kidney disease, which had started in 1949. She had over 10 operations for kidney stones, and was receiving government disability payments for an inoperable, terminal, kidney condition. She attributed the cure of this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus treatment.

    I was not surprised at this result as “The elements of materia medica”, edited in 1854 by a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, stated that asparagus was used as a popular remedy for kidney stones. He even referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of asparagus in dissolving stones. 

    Note the dates!

    We would have other case histories but the medical establishment has interfered with our obtaining some of the records. I am therefore appealing to readers to spread this good news and help us to gather a large number of case histories that will overwhelm the medical skeptics about this unbelievably simple and natural remedy.

    For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked before using. Fresh or canned asparagus can be used. I have corresponded with the two leading canners of asparagus, Giant and Stokely, and I am satisfied that these brands contain no pesticides or preservatives.

    Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy to make a puree. Store in the refrigerator. Give the patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and evening.

    Patients usually show some improvement in 2-4 weeks.

    It can be diluted with water and used as a cold or hot drink.

    This suggested dosage is based on present experience, but certainly larger amounts can do no harm and may be needed in some cases.

    As a biochemist I am convinced of the old saying that “what cures can prevent”. Based on this theory, my wife and I have been using asparagus puree as a beverage with our meals. We take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to suit our taste with breakfast and with dinner. I take mine hot and my wife prefers hers cold.

    For years we have made it a practice to have blood surveys taken as part of our regular checkups. The last blood survey, taken by a medical doctor who specializes in the nutritional approach to health, showed substantial improvements in all categories over the last one, and we can attribute these improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink.

    As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better with the latest theories about cancer.

    Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called histones, which are believed to be active in controlling cell growth. For that reason, I believe asparagus can be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth normalizer. That accounts for its action on cancer and in acting as a general body tonic. 

    In any event, regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is a harmless substance. The FDA cannot prevent you from using it and it may do you much good. It has been reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that  asparagus is the highest tested food containing glutathione, which is considered one of the body’s most potent anti carcinogens and antioxidants.

    Just a side note… In case you are wondering why this has not been made public, the simple answer is that there is no profit in curing cancer!

    Please send this article to everyone in your Address Book. The most unselfish act one can ever do is paying forward all the kindness of other people. Forwarded as received

    Cancer Cells

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