From the Desk of Dr. Hildy ~~WATERMELON !!~~
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Did you know that the watermelon is really a berry? And what a sweet and delicious fruit it is to all of us who have eaten it during these long hot “microwavable” summers that stretch around the world. Whether it is a little sugar baby or just a long green one it is always refreshing on hot summer day. The fruit, rind and even the seeds have been known for their therapeutic medicinal use in ancient times in Persia, Egypt, Spain, Rome and Greece.
Watermelon has been reported as a very helpful in correcting abnormal kidney conditions, such as polycystic kidney, exposure to mycotoxins (Balkan Disease) and aids in the reduction of adenovirus within the kidney tissue. Apparently there is an ingredient in the seeds, Cucurbocitrin, which has the effect of dilating the capillaries, the tiny blood vessels of the body. Consequently, the pressure upon the large blood vessels within the kidney are then reduced.
Watermelon wedges are popular as desserts and they are also used in fruit salads, smoothies, popsicles, or mixed in a salad with pieces of cantaloupes, pears, apples and other fruits and berries. It is quite a treat on a very HOT day, especially when served Ice cold.
4/6/12 – FROM THE DESK OF DR. HILDY: Celebrate Treasured Polish Custom of “Pisanki’ Coloring, Displaying of Easter Eggs
From the Desk of Dr. Hildy
© April 6, 2012 Series 2: BioEthnic & Nanotechnology
Celebrate the Treasured Polish Custom of “Pisanki” Coloring and Displaying of Easter Eggs
I want to wish all of my readers and viewers a blessed Easter, Passover and a Happy Spring Time. Los Angeles, California is home to a variety of Ethnic communities, but due to the celebration of Easter and the coloring of the “Easter Egg.” I feel it is important for my readers and viewers to know the Polish tradition of “Pisanki” the coloring of eggs.
The pisanki traditions are derived from an ancient tradition when eggs, the symbol of life,
were endowed with magical properties and were thought to ensure both a plentiful harvest and good health. The name Pisanki comes from the Polish word “pisac’”, which means to write. The practice of coloring Easter eggs is very much alive in Poland today, just as it is tradition in all households of the world who celebrate the arrival of Peter Cotton Tail and his fellow companions. Polish people have enjoyed this tradition, Read the rest of this entry