Friday, March 17, 2017

Editorials, par excellence!

Julian Tomlinson, (JT) the Regional Editor in Chief (Innisfail Advocate, Atherton Tablelander, Tablelands Advertiser, Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette) is a rare kind of Journalist, he writes as it is; his editorials can be described as - par excellence. JT is a true blue Australian and a shining example for many Australians who treasure free speech, and detest political correctness. The latter is destroying the Australian character and the unique Australian spirit; it is time that this folly is stopped. JT is not frightened to write about controversial subjects and  deserves to be applauded.

I will share with my readers Julian’s editorial in the Cairns Post, to which a friend remarked: “Yet again, Julian Tomlinson has used his sharp pen with courage and skill to parry and thrust against the blatant distortion of truth by those who would make Stalin and Hitler’s henchmen simpletons in the art of scare tactics and propaganda.”  We need more pens and public voice to support such journalism in the fight against such mischief and hysteria.  Well done, Sir Julian, our knight in shining armour, but watch your back and be alert for sharp knives and witchcraft. – Werner
Green hue to sea of hysteria.

A NEW wave of bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef has given the go-ahead for anyone with a green axe to grind to start gloating about how evil humans are causing climate change. The added benefit is that jittery governments desperate to win votes from inner-city elites, are more willing to fork out millions to scientists who claim they can defeat nature.
Even before the latest bleaching, the World Wildlife Fund issued a press release saying that last year’s bleaching had set back Australia’s Reef protection efforts by 20 years.They also took the chance to remind the Federal Government that it had admitted a funding gap of between $143 and $408 million to implement Reef 2050 Plan actions. Of course, it said that even this amount is “under-estimated”.
Last year, the feds pledged $1 billion to protecting the Reef from climate change and water-quality issues.It really means giving money to scientists to think up new ways to impose even more red tape on miners and farmers already drowning in it.
This is also despite a Queensland Government report in 2015 admitting that even if every farmer in North Queensland adopted the world’s best strategies to manage run-off, they have no chance of getting anywhere near the punishingly high targets set by the green mafia. In December 2015, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency said we were experiencing the strongest El Nino weather event on record. And the Bureau of Meteorology believes there’s a 50 per cent chance of another one this year. El Ninos produce dry conditions on land and warmer water in the Pacific, about 3C higher than normal this time around.

A perfect one-two combo to increase the chances of coral bleaching. But El Ninos do end, and it makes sense to save our pennies and see what happens to the Reef when more favourable conditions resume.
But this doesn’t suit a green movement that relies on emotion-charged hyperbole to convince everyone that it’s man-made emissions that are killing the Reef and goes into all-out attack when challenged, especially when rivers of government funding are at stake.

They also seem intent on destroying the North’s tourism industry with their claims “the Reef” is dying, and then dodge scrutiny. For example, a major Queensland newspaper has been trying to commission scientists to join a reporter on a tour of the GBR to independently see just how bad the bleaching supposedly is. So far, there have been none willing to take them up on it.

There are some people who believe water warmed by undersea volcanoes in the South Pacific could be causing coral to bleach. Others point to studies showing oxybenzone in sunscreen worn by millions of reef tourists harms coral.
I put both scenarios to James Cook University and it directed me to its ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Three weeks after I emailed ARC’s communications team, they finally told me to go back to the JCU team.
You would think that JCU/ARC – the main “man-made climate change is killing the Reef” alarmist body in Queensland, if not Australia – would jump at the chance to quash alternative theories, but there’s total silence.
Australia is being held to ransom by militant green groups intent on making us believe humans are killing the planet, and that giving them huge amounts of money will prevent it.They are depriving Australia of job-creating industries, they hold up major developments in the courts, they demonise farmers and use loud noise, threats and ridicule to silence even the most rational, fact-based counter-arguments on climate change, dredging or fossil fuels.

There also appears to be a “science for hire” mentality by which if you receive funding to combat climate change’s effects, you’ll make sure you find problems – or at least hypothesise on possible problems.
As public man-made global warming scepticism grows, and sceptical politicians gain popularity, bodies that rely on “doomsday scenarios” to continue existing, have to get louder and more hysterical to stay relevant.
This is despite a string of failed predictions, the most recent being the lack of cyclones this year. Scientists predicted at least 11 cyclones to form in 2016-17 we’ve only had three. Then we’ve had the “Climategate” emails, and revelations that US scientists mishandled climate data to suit a government agenda. But according to MMGW alarmists, weather/climate scientists can’t be wrong or even questioned.
It’s time we had a government that applies scepticism to all environmental claims, stands up to international environment bullies, and that realises nothing we do in Australia is going to make a noticeable difference to the world’s temperatures.
My thought for today. – Werner
We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon. Konrad Adenauer

Monday, March 6, 2017

Interesting fruit seed facts for good health.

I have written in a previous posting about the nutritious avocado seed. I came across an interesting article by Carly Fraser, which shows that there are other healthy seeds beside the Avocado seed. You will also find interesting seed facts about the seeds mentioned in her posting below. So I will share it with you. – Werner
Carly Fraser has her BSc (Hons.) Degree in Neuroscience, and is the owner and founder at Live Love Fruit. She currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a determined life mission to help inspire and motivate individuals to critically think about what they put in their bodies and to find balance through nutrition and lifestyle. She has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals to re-connect with their bodies and learn self-love through proper eating habits and natural living. She loves to do yoga, dance, and immerse herself in nature.
6 Fruit Seeds You Can Eat To Improve Your Health and Prevent Cancer.
Fruit seeds you can eat? Nonsense! This is the main reaction I get from people when I tell them I eat apple seeds (or more so, the core of apples) or watermelon seeds. Contrary to popular belief, these seeds will not poison you, and they won’t sprout a mini plant inside your stomach. In fact, a large majority of fruit seeds contain beneficial amino acids, vitamins and minerals that you normally wouldn’t get if you just threw them away.

Now I am not saying that you should go and eat all the seeds I mention below in exorbitant amounts (as with anything – moderation is key) – but I am simply trying to get rid of the myth that eating these seeds isn’t good for you. If you happen to consume those 5 apple or pear seeds from a fruit you ate as an afternoon snack, you aren’t going to convulse in some poison-induced seizure. In fact, you’ll be just fine. A couple times a month I may take a bit of inner portion of an avocado seed (whilst preparing a salad), and eat a bit of it. Again, everything in moderation. So, without further ado, here are 6 fruit seeds you can eat to improve your health AND prevent cancer!

Avocado Seeds:
Who doesn’t love avocados? Not only is it one of the most nutrient dense fruits around, but you can eat their seeds too! In fact, the seed of the avocado (or the “pit”) is one of the best sources of soluble fibre on Earth, and is rich in antioxidants and potassium. The pit contains a small amount of tannins that are only toxic in extremely large quantities (like, who is going to eat 10 avocado seeds in a sitting? That would be silly!)

Avocado seeds contain over 70% of the antioxidants found in the whole avocado, and helps to lower cholesterol, prevent cardiovascular disease and prevent strokes. They also help to reduce inflammation in the GI tract and ease bowel issues. Antioxidant activities from the avocado seed have also been found to induce apoptosis (cell death) of cancer cells as well as inhibit cancer cell growth and induce cell cycle arrest.
Apple Seeds:
Everyone is scared of apple seeds because they have heard of the cyanide content in the seeds. The truth is, you would have to eat so many apple seeds in order to get any toxicological effects from them. Don’t be afraid to juice the whole apple, or eat apple seeds from apples you eat. A tin amount of cyanide is normal to normal cells, and in some scientific studies has even been found to kill cancer cells.

Vitamin B17, otherwise known as laetrile, is also found in high amounts in apple seeds, and has been found to help cure cancer. Although this vitamin has been controversial amongst the health and medical community, it is clear that it has beneficial effects.

I’ve been eating apple seeds since I was a child, and I have never been healthier! Don’t be afraid of those apple seeds – but also don’t go eating handfuls of them at a time.

Pear Seeds:

Pear seeds are incredibly small and soft, and it is usually impossible to tell whether you have eaten them or not (especially if your fruit is organic). Similarly to apples, pear seeds contain a small amount of cyanide, which again, will definitely not kill you if you aren’t eating stupendous amounts at a time. Pear seeds contain more antioxidants and essential fatty acids than they do cyanide, and considering they are so small, you could probably eat 8 pear fruits, seeds and all, without any effects.

Papaya Seeds:
Papaya seeds are commonly consumed by those who live in tropical areas to help prevent parasite infestation in the body. They contain a proteolytic enzyme, papain, that literally rids your body of parasites by targeting parasite eggs and digesting their proteins. Papaya seeds also contain an anthelmintic alkaloid called carpaine, that also helps kill parasitic worms and amoebas.

Papaya seeds contain a beneficial glucosinolate (a sulphur-containing glucoside) called glucotropaeolin, which when metabolized by the body, creates one of the strongest anti-cancer compounds called isothiocyanate.

Papaya seeds have a very intense flavour, almost like black peppercorns (and can even be dehydrated and made into a natural “papaya pepper” instead of black peppercorn pepper), and can be eaten fresh, right out of the fruit!) (I use fresh papaya seeds in smoothies. - Werner)
Citrus Fruit Seeds:
All citrus fruit seeds are safe to consume, given you are juicing them or happen to bite into some while eating an orange or grapefruit. I regularly juice citrus with seeds inside, and haven’t discovered any adverse reactions to them.

Lemon seeds actually contain trace amounts of salicylic acid (the main ingredient in aspirin), so eating a few lemon seeds here and there won’t particularly harm you, they’ll just give you some ache and pain-relieving benefits!
Watermelon Seeds:
One of my all-time favourite seeds – watermelon seeds! I remember spitting out the black seeds as a kid because I was concerned that a watermelon might grow in my stomach – but now I crave them as much as I do the watermelon flesh!

These seeds are incredibly high in zinc, which regulates over 100 different enzymes in the body and is crucial for proper immune function. Unfortunately, this mineral is not stored in your body for long periods of time, so ensuring that you get plenty of zinc in your diet every day is important.

Watermelon seeds are also high in the amino acid arginine, which helps regulate blood pressure and treats coronary heart disease. They are also rich in the B vitamin, niacin, as well as the mineral magnesium, which over 80% of the population is deficient.
Blending Fruit Seeds In Your Green Smoothies – Beneficial or Dangerous? Click here to read more.
My thought for today. – Werner
"He/she who has good health, has hope; and who has hope, has everything." Arabian Proverb