Wednesday, July 30, 2008

God's Pharmacy: Popular Email Reviewed and Revised

By Tony Vega

(H/T to Shawn)

The popular email "God's Pharmacy" presents a list of twelve items detailing certain fruits and vegetables. The unique content of the email is how the nutrient enriched body parts and functions correlate with the appearance of the foods providing those nutrients.

Similar lists are widely spread over the net. Included here is a revised and accurate version, which can only be found here and on AC.

This intriguing list of fruits and vegetables is not my brainchild, but I rinsed it off and made it worthy for your consumption. Resources are also included. There are indeed other nutritional benefits that can be gained by consuming the foods listed, this should add to the benefits of the information and not minimize its veracity.

To be fair to the critics, there are some versions that stretch the facts or do not support their claims. Many of the lists are also ripe with juicy grammatical errors. Please forgive my grammar, the gingko supplements have not been working for me. I will switch to walnuts, in moderation of course.
In addition to the listed foods, other items contain similar nutritional benefits. Critics also use that as grounds to discredit lists of this nature. They claim the fruits and vegetables are selected to match the corresponding benefits. My response: "So what”

If the items on the list were cherry-picked to match the facts, it is facts none-the-less and not a contrived list. This publication of God's Pharmacy does not claim to be an exhaustive list, there are certainly additional fruits and vegetables that we can benefit from. This list is designed to be a creative reminder to eat healthy and to serve as a fun exploration into the wonders of nature. Perhaps, some of the critics are simply bemoaning the title. My response: "Lighten up, it's healthier."

Have fun and enjoy!

1. A sliced Carrot resembles the human eye including the pupil, iris, and radiating lines. Science indicates that carrots help protect the vision, especially night vision. WHFoods: Carrots

2. A Tomato has up to four chambers and is commonly red. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene and helps prevent heart disease, prostate cancer, breast cancer and more. Tomato juice can also reduce the tendency toward blood clotting. WHFoods: Tomatoes

3. Grapes hang in a cluster that resembles the shape of the heart. The stronger the color of the grape is, the higher the concentration of phytonutrients. Grapes prevent heart disease and reduce platelet clumping and harmful blood clots. WHFoods: Grapes

4. Walnuts resemble the brain, mimicking the wrinkles and folds of the neocortex. Research suggests that walnuts may reduce the risk or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Walnut - Wikipedia The high concentration of omega-3 fats in walnuts promotes healthy brain function. WHFoods: Walnuts

5. Kidney Beans, true to their name are kidney shaped. They provide nutrients that are helpful to the human kidneys. Kidney beans contain molybdenum, which helps sulfite oxidase to form and is responsible for detoxifying sulfites WHFoods: Kidney beans. Animal research has shown that chronic renal failure has been associated with oxidative stress Sulfite-mediated oxidative stress in kidney cells.

6. Celery has a bone like appearance and is rich in silicon and Vitamin K, which are needed for healthy joints and bones Gillian McKeith You Are What You Eat

7. Avocados were used by the Aztecs as a sex stimulant and the Aztec name for avocado was ahuacatl, meaning "testicle" History of Avocados. An extract of avocado impedes the growth of both androgen-dependent and androgen-independent prostate cancer cells. WHFoods: Avocados

8. Figs have a rich history and often been referred to as a sexual food, this is partly symbolic due to the appearance of the fruit. Figs are loaded with seeds and when halved, many note a resemblance to female genitalia. The Hindu name for fig is anjeer and research has shown that anjeer is helpful for sexual weakness Ficus carica - medicinal plants. Figs have also been mentioned as a source helpful for male fertility and motility.

9. Oranges, Grapefruits and other Citrus fruits have been compared to the appearance of female mammary glands. These fruits contain nutrients that are helpful in the fight against breast cancer. Health Benefits of Citrus Limonoids Explored

10. Sliced Onions resemble skin cells and contain quercetin. Studies have shown when treated with a combination of quercetin and ultrasound at 20 kHz for 1-minute duration, skin and prostate cancers show a 90% mortality within 48 hours with no visible mortality of normal cells. Quercetin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

11. Sweet Potatoes resemble the pancreas and have a low glycemic index count, which is beneficial for diabetics. North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission

12. Olives resemble ovaries and may help reduce hot flashes in women going through menopause. WHFoods: Olives Research indicates that Olive Oil may reduce ovarian cancer by 30%. ACS: Olive Oil May Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk


Samantha Cummings said...

Very cool list Tony! This one is much better than the one I received through e-mail. How interesting that they really do resemble the body parts.

Aly Adair said...

This is very cool, Tony. I will have to hold my nose to chug the tomato juice and help my bad circulation. I wish there had been raspberries or something else for that problem. I will email this to all my health-conscious friends and family. Best wishes, Aly Adair

TV said...

Thanks for stopping by ladies, cheers and to good health!

Ted B said...

0I have seen this list before, it's absolutely and amazingly true. Is there a list of other fruits and vegetales that also coincide with the other humans body parts?

Good post_thank you.

Anonymous said...

I see a lot of comments thanking Tony, but I don't think they understand what Tony said. "God's"
Pharmacy. Meaning that these foods help nurish the body parts, that they resemble, because God created it that way. God is trying to get us to see, that we are not to focus so much,on what Tony is telling you, but God is trying to get us to focus, on what God did within the six days of His creation. In addition to what you have read, God also made Adam and Eve like tree. Which is why He told them to be fruitful and multiply.(Referring to us). Some trees will not bring forth fruit, unless there are "Two Trees." Which is why he not only made Adam, the first tree, but also Eve, the second tree. The trees he made us like are the fig trees. Adam and Eve covered themselves with fig leaves,(shaped like hands). The fig is also shaped like a man's scrodum. It is very sweet,to speak of how sweet God is,for the man was made in the Image of God. It's red on the inside, representing the blood. And the little wiggly seeds, with the head on the tip, represents the male sperm. The arms are the branches, the hand is the fig leaf, the legs are the roots, and the toes are the smaller roots. As the tree is rooted and grounded in the earth, so are we to be rooted and grounded in Christ Jesus, Or God. The female vigian,is called the flower. Within the flower (the female womb),is where the fruit and seeds grow. When she bring forth child, she is like a tree that bring forth fruit through her flower. God was also given us a clue, when Jesus said, "You know the tree by the fruit." There is more to know from God, but I will stop here.

tugce said...

Hi. thnx for ur info. i have a project about them but im serach the reason. so do u know y do they look like the organ that they are beneficent for ? if u have a idea pls send me a message.

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This is very kuwl and hopeful..

roxy said...

Hello everyone i am completely new to this blogs.
Interested in learning many new things. Hope we all will share our
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