Saturday, August 16, 2014

How to Save Your Coconut.

Tom's Journal.

Hi Guys and Gals,
I counted myself very 'lucky' when I was a young boy, living in St. Francis, WI., a Southern suburb of Milwaukee,  because my Dad was a WW-2 Navy Seabee combat Veteran, hard worker, and full of colorful true stories of the South Pacific, when he was wounded, also spent time in Hawaii.    And so,  years latter, when I wrote him letters from my R and R in Bangkok, Thailand [that is pronounced:  Tie- Land], and from my bases/ posts in South Vietnam,  he replied that he always dreamed of visiting Old Siam, etc.  I guess we both had the same mindset of realizing that we would NEVER get another chance to see, visit, and even take pictures of those rare, spectacular, exotic places that most folks can only hear about, sometimes !!   We tried most of the foods, and I can personally tell you [with proof] that the hot, spicy food in Thailand is many times more Hot, Hot, Hotter, than any Mexican peppers !!!  And that's a hot fact !  And I thought that Eurasian ladies/ girls and especially the women from Thailand, were very beautiful, indeed !   I get along with most every race and culture on God's green earth, but sorry to say....  when I study the History of certain people/ countries, those in the Middle East don't make any sense to me, for all their constant, historical FIGHTING, and butchering, all the time, and their hatred for Christians and Jews.   And when they are not warring against Christians and Hebrews,  they turn and fight themselves !!!  And if other people are not Muslims like themselves, they must pay a tribute, convert, or lose their heads with a sword!  Their holy book also says that they can war against most anyone, and take the females, women, and children as slaves -- "spoils of war" --  even today, RIGHT NOW!!    The reliable News is full of these true stories!
          Sorry,  I am just expressing my own private observations and also exercising my Constitution Freedom of Speech here !   I EARNED THAT RIGHT MANY TIMES OVER, FRIENDS AND READERS.  But I am not here to offend anyone, and try to show proper respect for all people.   The term:  Prejudice, means:  "Prejudging without sufficient data."   I am not prejudice --- but I do my home work and research before I form an opinion, one way or another, and I continue to LEARN.   I will learn much more after I get to heaven....  thru NO MERIT OF MY OWN--- as I only took advantage of the Blood  sacrifice of Lord Jesus Christ, years ago, and understand His Promises plainly outlined in the easy to read, KJV Bible.   Any and all honest, truthful, humble hearted people can do that same thing.  Just 'see me after class.'   But for now, let me REPEAT how to learn about all the things I have said about the Kingdom of Heaven, and real Salvation thru Christ.... Just read the 2 Bible books of:  John, and Romans, to start with, please, so you can know for sure, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  And then we can proceed to the next step of Salvation, forever !

Anyway,  Dad used to bring coconuts home from the store sometimes and showed us how the natives in the islands of Saipan opened them with a Machete  [ long knife].  So we all had a taste of the sweet 'milk' and chewy pulp too.   And Mom would also make the best Upside down cake, with coconut on top, and I think, Pineapple. 
     Dad told us about his old friend, named "Dougherty" who latter worked all his life in a Pineapple factory in Hawaii, and swapped pix with Dad from time to time.  But Dad told me the story of being on the Island of Saipan, next to Guam, and being strafed and bombed  by a Japanese aircraft, and so he and his friend dove for cover so fast that they landed under a gas/  fuel truck, and thought....  this is a dumb place to be....  lol.     Dad was strict with us 5 kids, and I think that he  thought that he was still in the Navy, and we were his new, young recruits/ swabs ...  lol.    I remember being on my hands and knees, many times scrubbing the floor and doing many other hard chores on the farm every single day,  but that didn't hurt me at all, but prepared me for the Army, on August 21st, 1967.   I was deathly afraid that somehow I wouldn't cut it in Basic Training @ Fort Campbell, KY., and go home in shame for the rest of my life, but having played football and Track in High School, and trying hard,  I did OK and prob came to graduate in the upper one third of my class/ Company/ Group, and then on to Aviation School @ Fort Rucker, AL.   The good pastor Kevin Sullivan keeps telling me that God allowed me to suffer in some many things in my past life [if I understood him correctly] as some kind of fiery test, to get me ready for bigger and better, important thing, tests and trials later in life.   I still struggle with many daily hurdles, tests, temptations, and I mention all this to help others who are having the same or different challenges in life.   Please!!  Never, ever, even think about ending it all "to escape a short time challenge -- with a term action, like SUICIDE !!"   Life is a precious commodity in God's eyes, and Scripture proves that He will NEVER let us endure something alone, with out the HS [Holy Spirit], or something which we cannot bear !!!   This is very important folks --- because MUCH HARDER TIMES ARE COMING VERY SOON !   Never even think, nor fantasize or glorify SUICIDE, dear Friends and readers, please.  My email:  -- and if you ask me, I will also give you my personal cell phone number, to talk, if you need to, and I live way U.P. in the Great Northern deep Woods of Iron Mtn., MI.    We have a  huge male Rottweiler that is my wife's personal protector.   Beware.  Also surrounded by very nice, hard working, loving neighbors --- with something like a "Neighborhood Watch, on Steroids" and everyone is a deer hunter, if you get the drift...  lol.   But I also admonish all smart, Christian people to get on board with storing pure, drinking water, canned goods, lots of pork and beans, just in case "something hits the fan,' guys!   And toilet paper too!!

The following good news about Coconuts and their healing properties piqued my interest, but also spurred my mind to reminisce about my Dad, and home life when I was young.   Latter on in Dad's life, he had a heart attack, and his doctors told him not to eat certain foods that might clog the blood in his heart again, one of them being Coconuts.  But maybe now we have some good news about Coconuts that could help my Mom who is over age 85 !  I will call her right now and share this good news with her.
       Have a great day, friends !!

The weapon I was using in this picture was an M-60 machine gun, 7.62 ammo., bullet... and same as a .308., and M-14  rifle that we trained with in Basic Training.

Tom Schuckman, at age 19, in a place called:  Cu Chi, South Vietnam, in early 1968, right on the Cambodian Border, with weight about 160, and 6 feet tall.  USARV, in 3rd Corp., holding an M-16 rifle...  5.56, I believe.

Terri M. [Fox] Schuckman, and me,  Tom Schuckman, in HER house, legally married.  I moved all the way to the Upper Peninsula [the U.P.], and also sold my old house in Union Grove, WI., to be with her.

Four Easy Ways to Save Your Coconut
By John Ross Crooks
Dear Thomas,
Poor coconut oil never saw it coming.

Hit men hidden behind the veil of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) set their sights and pulled the trigger — and coconut oil dropped dead.

It all started in 1994, when the CSPI did a study on movie theater popcorn. Theaters were popping corn kernels in coconut oil, which is high in saturated fats. Well, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) back then, all saturated fats led to heart disease.

The CSPI's study found that a tub of popcorn had nearly twice the USDA’s recommended daily allowance. Soon after this discovery, a campaign ensued to warn consumers of saturated-fat health risks.

That's when the death knell rang for coconut oil — and it was banned from being used in movie theater popcorn.

What we know now, however, is that certain “good” saturated fats (like those in coconut oil) provide nutrients that can protect the brain ... and then some. It’s troubling to learn our health was essentially sabotaged by powerful agendas, which I'll discuss in a moment.

However, despite the attacks against this oil, there are simple ways you can — and should — harness its healing power.

Brainwashed by Biotech

The CSPI eventually reversed its position on saturated fats. But the damage had already been done. Coconut oil was out — along with its potential health benefits. And do you know what replaced it? Oils from biotech crops like corn and soybeans.

It was all going according to plan.

Until that point, Americans weren't consuming much in the way of corn and soybean — most of which were biotech products. The public needed a reason to buy into them.

Enter the anti-saturated fat campaign.

The CSPI wasn't alone in its attack. In the 1980s, the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the USDA and the FDA all fought vehemently against saturated fats. I believe there were biotech interests behind the curtain then, just as there are now.

The numbers say it all. According to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA): "The accumulated global value of biotech crops since 1996 is estimated at $117 trillion." That’s $6.5 trillion per year, which is more than the GDP of Japan, the world’s third-largest economy. The men reaping the benefits from smearing coconut oil — and the subsequent proliferation of seed oils from biotech crops — are happy. But Americans suffering the consequences are not.

That smear campaign has made us miss out on a huge benefit …

This is Your Brain on Coconut Oil

The World Health Organization reports: “The total number of people with dementia is projected to almost double every 20 years, to 65.7 million in 2030 and 115.4 million in 2050.”

So far, no pharmaceutical drug provides an effective treatment, much less a cure, for the most common form of dementia: Alzheimer’s disease.

But that might soon change as scientists begin to study coconut oil.

Coconut oil’s benefits to the brain are due to its wealth of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) — an essential fatty acid not found in most of the foods we eat.

Our bodies process MCTs faster than long-chain triglycerides, which are found in most animal-based products. MCTs are shorter in length, so they pass straight to the liver where they are metabolized and ketone molecules are generated. Those molecules provide energy to the brain when its normal energy sources are depleted.

Basically, ketones are brain food.

Many personal experiences claim this type of energy effectively alleviates Alzheimer’s disease. When a Neonatal doctor in Florida noticed her husband’s early onset Alzheimer’s, she began giving him a daily dose of coconut oil and MCT oil. She said it was as if a light bulb immediately went off in her husband’s head. Much of his functioning was restored. His personality returned, his depression subsided, his tremors stopped, he walked normally again and was even able to run. He was also able to resume activities like mowing the lawn. Others who administered coconut oil to friends and loved ones with Alzheimer’s have noticed similar effects.

The scientific community is taking notice.

A significant study is happening now at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute at the University of South Florida to determine whether coconut oil can indeed mitigate the onset of Alzheimer’s.

That's good news, because the Alzheimer’s Association suggests the mission to find an Alzheimer’s treatment is failing. “We need more volunteers to complete clinical trials ... and increased federal funding of research to ensure that fresh ideas continue to fill the pipeline.”

Coconut oil could be the answer we're looking for.

So it's upsetting to think that its demonization has kept us from realizing such an incredible health benefit. Other advantages were also overlooked. A diet rich in coconut oil can help your heart, stomach and even your immune system.

But now there is nothing stopping you from integrating coconut oil into your diet. You can use it in place of unhealthy cooking oils ... or as a natural alternative to balance your health.

Seize the opportunity.

Four Simple Ways to Make Coconut Oil Work for You Right Now

I want to point out that coconut oil is different from coconut water or coconut milk. While coconut water is an excellent source of electrolytes, it does not contain MCTs.

Coconut milk, on the other hand, holds those essential fatty acids — but it comes with a few risks. For example, it contains guar gum, which can disagree with gut and digestion. It can also contribute to something called fructose malabsorption, which plagues people with intestinal and gut diseases.

When it comes to coconut oil, be sure any coconut oil you use is virgin and cold-pressed. Don’t get any that’s hydrogenated or refined in any way. Besides that, have at it with these four simple uses:

Eat it with a spoon. Based on hundreds of first-hand accounts, a couple tablespoons a day can work wonders. As I mentioned, some people with Alzheimer’s have shown immediate and significant improvement once starting a daily regimen. (I like to keep it cool so it stays solid and is easier to scoop.)

Put it in your coffee. I do not drink coffee because I dislike the taste. But I’ve read that coconut oil complements coffee’s robust flavor nicely. It seems the secret is to blend it into the coffee completely, so you don't end up with an oily drink. Don't just stir it!

Cook with it. Coconut oil is healthier, and it has a higher smoke point than other cooking oils. This can prevent the accumulation of carcinogenic radicals on your food when cooking with high heat.

Brush your teeth with it. Mix it with a little baking soda for natural, chemical-free toothpaste that also helps restore the health of your teeth. Or, for additional benefits to your teeth, you can swish the oil around in your mouth for 10 minutes just as you would a mouthwash.

Now think about it:

These simple measures can protect you from illness, disease and infection without high costs and serious side effects. That's enough of a reason. But eating it is also like giving the agribusiness hit men the finger.

Take back your health. Take back your choice. Take up coconut oil.
To quality living

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You need to see this if you have not already !!! AND THIS FOLKS IS THE SO CALLED PRESIDENT OF AMERICA??!!
Remember when we were told to watch Fox News on a Sunday night that
was going to air something about Obama and we watched but never saw
anything! Well, read below and click on the video to see why it got pulled
 before it could air.
Now we know why Fox News never broadcast it as they had originally
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