Did You Know? Jesus Christ and Judas Iscariot Were Aliens from Sirius? According to Author Linda Stasi in Book of Judas

Book Review—The Book of Judas by Linda Stasi

Jesus Christ and Judas Iscariot aliens from Sirius? Hey, don’t blame me. I’m not the one who wrote a book predicated on this assumption!

This started out as a book review. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, another money hungry media presence comes up with a publicity- catching topic guaranteed to attract readers and stir up doubts in the cauldron of Christianity. I’m still trying to figure out if Stasi really believes this trash or if she’s going the Dan Brown route and making herself famous by being controversial. Who knows? In the May 2018 issue of Long Island Woman, Annie Wilkinson interviews Linda Stasi who, when asked, “Any plans afoot to transfer it (Book of Judas) to the big screen?” admits, “Anybody listening? I hear that from EVERYBODY who’s read both Book of Judas and The Sixth Station. I really wish some tough-ass actress would option them.” Her intentions are clear, but it seems to me that dismantling other people’s religious beliefs in order to have your book optioned as a movie is unconscionable. Money hungry and/ or religiously intolerant?

Author—Let’s take a look at Linda Stasi. She’s a self-proclaimed agnostic Catholic Jew with some Italian-American thrown in to make things even more contradictory. Stasi’s book jacket tells us she’s a celebrated columnist, co-host, author of fiction and non-fiction books, AND named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York City by the New York Post. Sorry, but I never heard of this chick. I was born and raised in New York City and spent most of my adult life here. I watch TV news including NY1, talk shows, morning shows but she has somehow managed to escape my attention. I tried to follow online links to her accomplishments, but they did not lead anywhere. But what do I know? I certainly don’t know every famous (?) person in this city but I would still like to verify exactly who she is and what she does.

Source—So, where did Stasi get this bright idea? From The Book of Judas, of course. Paraphrased…”Found in Egypt a century after Judas Iscariot died, lost and resurfaced in a safe deposit box in a Citibank in Hicksville, Long Island, NY,  (This part is true. Missing pages led to speculations and treasure hunting  Of the original 31 pages, only 13  were found in 1999 with the missing pages believed to have been removed, lost, and/ or stolen.)  Judas supposedly tells how he was recruited by Jesus to pretend betrayal so the prophecy of the crucifixion and resurrection could take place. Judas was needed to apply secret extra-terrestrial formulas on Jesus so Christianity could begin. According to this book, Judas was the trusted treasurer of the group and the only respected disciple of Christ. You see, Jesus Christ thought all the other disciples were weak, blithering idiots and had no use for them. Jesus told Judas that anyone who followed the teachings of the disciples would never know Him. Only the people of generations way in the future would truly know God and His message because they would come to understand that God is within the individual, and has nothing to do with rules and regulations. ”

It’s amazing that Judas had the time to write this even though he died soon after Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. He was hunted and reviled for his betrayal of Christ, but yet we’re supposed to believe he wrote thirty-one pages of fan club news about himself while throwing the others under the bus, on the run, and while in extreme emotional distress, which was witnessed and documented.  

Teachings According to Book Characters— “Is this proof that Jesus is not the son of God as the Church would have us believe, but a being from another realm, whatever the hell that means?”……”Yes.”

“And the Immaculate Conception?” ……”An angel came down to a young girl and impregnated her? An angel? They had no word for what came to Mary back in those days,” he said. “Beings that flew perhaps in a craft of some sort, or could levitate, could pass through dimensions of time and space? A being, who left Mary’s child with the knowledge imprinted on his brain to resurrect. He could not be left here to die?”     

“Here, look where Judas tells Jesus, ‘I know who you are and which place you come from. You came from the realm of the immortal Barbelo.’ ”

“…But—and here’s what has never been known—Judas says he did not hang himself as it says in Matthew, nor did he fall down and explode as it says in Acts. The thirty pieces of silver? Never used for his grave in Potter’s Field.”……”My God. Are you saying Judas was resurrected as well?”……”I’m saying he just went to the ‘realm of Barbelo.’ ”

“Well, I have been looking for a code, something that was missing: a reason that the disciples who were the possible real betrayers of Jesus didn’t want this Gospel to ever be spread.”……”Look at this. I believe the letters in the word ‘Barbelo’, B-A-R-B-E-L-O, are encoded. Each letter stands for another letter.”……”He showed me the equation on paper. It read: B=S, A=I, R=R, E=I, L=U, O=S.”……”I’m sorry. I don’t understand.”…...”Decoded, ‘Barbelo’ stands for ‘Sirius.’ “

“Right you are,” he said. “Sirius A, the Dog Star, the brightest star in our night sky. Remember the Dogon tribe that I told you about, who knew about the stars of Sirius, which were not visible to the naked eye?”……I nodded, remembering…… He opened a screen and pointed to an image of their rotation, saying, “That pattern of rotation that they described? Well, the rotation of one around the other forms an almost perfect double helix—the human DNA pattern!”……“Are you telling me that Jesus and Judas were somehow identifying Sirius as the star where human creation began?”……“I am.”

I’m going to stop here. There are more teachings, but they reiterate the concepts already discussed.

Two of the Gnostic Tenets—Gnostics are a splinter Christian group unrecognized by the Catholic Church. The Book of Judas has been carbon dated to the end of the second century and believed to have been written by Gnostics more than a century after Judas Iscariot’s death. According to Wikipedia and other online sources, two of the basic tenets: One evil unknowable God gave rise to many lesser spirit beings called Aeons and One evil, lower spirit being is the creator who made the universe. So, we see the point is reiterated that Gnostics believe our universe was created by an evil lesser being who had nothing to do with Jesus Christ since Jesus never managed to get His true message through to anyone except Judas Iscariot and the Gnostics.

PLOT—A cat-and-mouse game ensues while Alessandra’s friends and relatives are endangered or killed, and her six month old baby boy, Terry, is kidnapped and near death as she becomes embroiled in an international chase while helping her best friend, Roy, sell The Book of Judas which he inherited after the death of his no-good father, a bank manager who deliberately stole part of the contents from a safe deposit box in Citibank, Hicksville, Long Island, NY where he was the bank manager. All characters are suspect except for Alessandra’s family. Double dealing, two-faced, lying, dishonest, self-serving people surround Alessandra. Whom to trust?

Evaluation—Thumbs Down. Two Stars out of Five. Please remember. This started out as a book review. Alessandra Russo, the main character, is a Type AAA personality. A hyperactive, hysterical woman who reacts the same way to a hangnail as to her son’s kidnapping. There’s little suspense in this book—just a hysterical female reporter rushing and yapping through life. The author took the easy way out. Instead of creating tension and real suspense, she tries to confuse the reader with the loose cannon antics of the main character. The reader isn’t rendered breathless. It’s the main character who hyperventilates through the scenes. Psuedo-tension. Melodrama. Well-balanced characters don’t act this way. I truly think this author is covering up poor writing and a lack of plot development with smoke and mirror chase scenes and gratuitous murders. A thrill a minute, not to be taken seriously. Very disappointing. I looked forward to reading a thriller, but instead read a comic book for adults without the benefit of cartoon characters.

Religious Insults Against Catholics—

The author praises Pope Francis as a saint, but denigrates all others in the Vatican as liars, low-lifes, schemers, etc. Repeated cutting, prejudicial remarks are made about Catholics and the Catholic clergy.

However, in Chapter 8, a Jewish man is described in this way, “Engles, you say, is meeting you at six A.M.? That one wouldn’t get up early for his own bris.” THIS is referred to three times as an anti-Semitic remark. It’s obvious the author is overly protective of those of the Jewish faith, while throwing Catholics under the bus. Since when is it anti-Semitic to mention a man is habitually late?

In the last chapter, a Muslim man demands respect for Jesus’ mother Mary, ” “You filth! You are the great liar. You bring Iblis disguised as the secret power of the Son of the Holy Mother Mary, a woman beloved and respected by the Prophet Muhammad, himself.”  The man who attempts to sell these stolen pages from The Book of Judas is dressed as a priest.

The same Muslim man rejects this Book of Judas as false, “The sheik spat on him and then took a long, curved knife out from under his thobe. “You are a thief and the prophet of a false god.” Bn el Metanaka!”  The defender is not Christian, but rather, a devout  Muslim.

These are instances of the author attributing religious piety to a Muslim sheik who defends Mother Mary and the accepted beliefs about Jesus, and protecting a Jewish man from a perceived religious insult while the Catholics in the story are mostly presented in a negative light—even to the point where the Catholic core of religious beliefs is attributed as misguided nonsense, because after all, Jesus Christ was an extraterrestrial from Sirius, a guy who dropped down on us from another planet to play a resurrection game with a sleight of hand named Judas Iscariot.

Catholicism /Christianity is under attack! If this nonsense were spewed about the religion of Islam, there would be a fatwa against the author of this book. Remember Salman Rushdie? The media will not allow negative talk about any other religion.  Christians are being murdered in the Middle East, and denigrated in this country. Authors like Linda Stasi have an agenda—for whatever reason—and are bent on creating chaos within the religion.

Why can’t they live with respect for those whose beliefs are different from theirs? I don’t know.  Do they find it necessary to come up with ridiculous theories about why they choose not to believe? After all, if our God is presented as an ET and a joke, do they think it shows them as smart for having walked away? I don’t think so. When I read books like this, I believe the authors shows themselves as soulless one-dimensional bodies without spirit—bound to the earth for eternity, lacking enlightenment and creating havoc wherever they go. How sad.

 

Please let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at author@elainedonadio.com.

I wish you all a life inspired by the wonder of the world around us. May you find and live your truth, in harmony with people, nature and the environment. May you be a force for good and a source of love and comfort. May the world be a better place for you having lived and loved here.

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My Books Are Now Available for Borrowing from Manhasset Library, NY!

Great news! Printed copies of my books are now available for borrowing from Manhasset Library, LI, New York. 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset. 516-627-2300.

Printed copies of my books are also available for inter-library loan at Queens Library, Nassau County Library, and Suffolk County Library in New York.

The digital copies are available in Queens Public Library and may be available in other library systems throughout the country. If your library cannot provide access to these books, please ask them to purchase in digital or paperback formats to add to their collection.

My Book Titles

Middle Grade…(8-12 year olds )

The Science Project
The Ocean’s Way
Who Do Voodoo?
The Ocean’s Way Poetry Companion

12 – Adult…

Sojourn Into The Night—A Memoir of the Peruvian Rainforest

In New York, this is where you can find my printed books:

The physical copies are available from the Queens Library system at Central Library, Jamaica; Bay Terrace Library in Bayside; Whitestone Library in Whitestone. Or, you can borrow through inter-library loan if you’re a Queens County library patron.

Also, the physical copies are also located in the East Hampton Library and Port Washington Library. Suffolk and Nassau County library patrons can borrow through inter-library loan online.

Happy reading! If you do decide to borrow my books from the library, please remember to write a review on the library website.

Thanks,

Elaine

Please let me know how you do. I’d love to hear from you author@elainedonadio.com.

I wish you all a life inspired by the wonder of the world around us. May you find and live your truth, in harmony with people, nature and the environment. May you be a force for good and a source of love and comfort. May the world be a better place for you having lived and loved here.

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MG Book Review: The Castle in the Mist by Amy Ephron

Middle Grade Book Review: The Castle in the Mist by Amy Ephron-4 Stars ****

A perfect book for 8-12 year old dreamers who believe in magical things that cannot be seen and heard by everyone, but nevertheless, exist, even for even a moment in time. This is the story of New York natives, eleven- year old Tess and her ten-year old brother Max who are visiting their Aunt Evie in the rolling hills and green meadows of England. Their father is a war reporter in Afghanistan and their mother is gravely ill and recuperating in New York. The reader must be able to leave the temporal world behind and suspend judgment to allow imagination to soar. What seems to be is as real as you believe, although others may not experience this realm at the same time, in the same way.

Tess has a very strange but exciting  meeting with a lonely boy, William III who lives in the castle in the mist. Tess brings Max to meet William, and they are invited to return later that night for dinner to celebrate a month of two moons—a blue moon and a blood moon with an eclipse. In this magical realm, gates and locks, people and things, ponds and swans, frogs and carousels appear and disappear so quickly that the casual observer may believe they never existed in the first place. Max is the scientific, conservative realist, while Tess is the creative, ever-searching, open-minded explorer. Max  has passed trough the open portal of the hawthorn trees, perhaps lost forever, but William dives in after him, with their fates unknown. Tess reminds herself of her father’s advice when she needs to bolster her resolve, “Don’t ever doubt yourself.’ But at the same time he’d added, ‘But don’t be fearless either. If you’re frightened of something, figure out why. Don’t be afraid to take a moment to assess the situation.” Tess remembers this advice, and uses it to break through barriers to rescue Max and William from another realm. The children’s adventure is so fantastic that they fear no one will believe them, so they decide not to tell their aunt of their adventure.

After the celebration of the two moons the children return to their aunt’s house to find their father there with plans to take them back to New York the next morning. Tess asks for permission to say good-bye to William. When they approach the castle, they are shocked to see it’s a museum and the caretaker tells them no one has lived there for over fifty years. The caretaker tells them the story of the family that once occupied this house and how they were reunited on the night of the two moons with an eclipse. Tess and Max realize they were part an extraordinary event. Invited into another time and place, they witnessed a beautiful moment in their friend William’s life, when he is reunited with his father and now his mother can take her rightful place in her son’s life. This mirrors the surprise Tess and Max have with the arrival of their father who is now bringing them back to the world they know and love and to the mother who eagerly awaits their return.

 Lesson Ideas—

*Study the properties of flowers, plants, and trees and their effects on people, nature, and the environment.

* Investigate space travel, the constellations and heavenly bodies of the night skies, time travel, the fifth dimension

 

Please let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at author@elainedonadio.com.

I wish you all a life inspired by the wonder of the world around us. May you find and live your truth, in harmony with people, nature and the environment. May you be a force for good and a source of love and comfort. May the world be a better place for you having lived and loved here.

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Book Review: Nights Arose by Andrea Roche

Book Review: Nights Arose by Andrea Roche

 

I really enjoyed this fantasy romance swashbuckling female heroine tale and her exploits in the 17th Century island of Jamaica. Set against a seemingly accurate historical backdrop, this story is told in beautiful imagistic language with strong appeals to the senses of sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste, and muscle memory—for example, “She gazed out on the white-capped sea. At the shoreline waves crashed into the golden beach. They tumbled into themselves with an unforgiving wrath, and withdrew, deserting white foam on the soggy sand.” Astral planes, magic, sorcerers, dragons, the constant fight between good and evil add up to a riveting story of how one woman with special powers must fight to keep herself and her family safe from those who would use her gifts for their own evil ends. I must admit, I was often confused between the real-time events, the past and the future, but the story kept my interest so I read it in one sitting. That’s saying a lot!

Please let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at author@elainedonadio.com.

I wish you all a life inspired by the wonder of the world around us. May you find and live your truth, in harmony with people, nature and the environment. May you be a force for good and a source of love and comfort. May the world be a better place for you having lived and loved here.

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Book Review : Reason To Die by Debbie De Louise

Reason To Die by Debbie De Louise

 

Great beach read in a combination romance, police procedural and mostly  cozy mystery. Police officer Courtney is lucky enough to have two gorgeous men crazy in love with her. The rivalry between these police officers for Courtney’s affections drives much of the story. The three of them are now assigned to investigate the muggings and later murders of handicapped people in this relatively quiet, friendly Connecticut town. Are these events connected in some way, or coincidences? Since motive cannot be determined, it’s necessary to follow the chain of events uncovering hidden relationships. Courtney is a contradiction as the main character. She karate chops her way through certain situations, but becomes a passive victim in need of rescue in others. Courtney is emotionally dependent and weak, manipulating the men around her so everyone is confused as to whom she really cares about. Her loyalty to her neighbors is without question, but her loyalty to her boyfriends is another story. But then again, without this vacillation, the reader would not be wondering if one of these officers is guilty of breaking and entering, theft, and murder.

Please let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at author@elainedonadio.com.

I wish you all a life inspired by the wonder of the world around us. May you find and live your truth, in harmony with people, nature and the environment. May you be a force for good and a source of love and comfort. May the world be a better place for you having lived and loved here.

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Did you Know? Your Microbead Facial Scrub is Killing Fish!

Your Microbead Facial Scrub is Killing Fish!

As crazy as it sounds, it’s true. Glitter made from plastic sheets becomes microplastics when washed down the drain. Microplastics are found in all the oceans of the world from the surface to the sandy bottoms. It’s consumed by plankton, fish, shellfish, seabirds and other marine life. Microbeads accumulate in the stomachs of fish, eventually taking up all the space, not allowing nutrients to pass through, leading to starvation!

Microbeads are not biodegradable.  They come from plastic trash and are added to personal care products. (National Geographic.com Laura Parker Nov., 2017)

No doubt, it’s fun to use sparkly products—exfoliating scrubs, shower gels, toothpaste, greeting cards, holiday decorations. However, the use of microbeads in their manufacture contributes to the destruction of our environment. What about glitter? The jury is out on that right now. It cannot be proven if all glitter which may not be made from microbeads is also destructive. Take a look at your eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, nail polish, glitter and glow highlighter. Are all ingredients biodegradable?

New Zealand’s environmental anthropologist Trisia Farrelly says,” All glitter should be banned because it’s microplastic and all microplastic leaks into the environment.” ( NationalGeographic.com Laura Parker Nov., 2017)

Plastic glitter can be replaced by biodegradable substances such as synthetic mica, mineral glitter and starch-based lusters (NationalGeogrphic.com Laura Parker  Nov., 2017).  Scientists have called for glitter to be prohibited due to the threat it poses to wildlife ( Long Island Edition Natural Awakenings May, 2018). The United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Great Britain have already taken steps to ban microbeads (National Geographic.com Laura Parker Nov., 2017).

To be honest, I’ve done some reading on this to determine the difference between glitter and microbeads which only led to confusion. Some online articles refer to them interchangeably, while others make distinct separations. It’s difficult to present a factual argument when sources are not clear. Sorry. If you can figure it out, please let me know.

Please let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at author@elainedonadio.com.

I wish you all a life inspired by the wonder of the world around us. May you find and live your truth, in harmony with people, nature and the environment. May you be a force for good and a source of love and comfort. May the world be a better place for you having lived and loved here.

All rights reserved 2018

Great News! My Books Are Now Available at Port Washington Library, LI, NY!

Great news! Printed copies of my books are now available for borrowing from Port Washington Public Library, LI, New York. 1 Library Drive, Port Washington. 516-883-4400.

Printed copies of my books are also available for inter-library loan at Queens Library, Nassau County Library, and Suffolk County Library in New York.

The digital copies are available in Queens Public Library and may be available in other library systems throughout the country. If your library cannot provide access to these books, please ask them to purchase in digital or paperback formats to add to their collection.

My Book Titles

Middle Grade…(8-12 year olds )

The Science Project
The Ocean’s Way
Who Do Voodoo?
The Ocean’s Way Poetry Companion

12 – Adult…

Sojourn Into The Night—A Memoir of the Peruvian Rainforest

In New York, this is where you can find my printed books:

The physical copies are available from the Queens Library system at Central Library, Jamaica; Bay Terrace Library in Bayside; Whitestone Library in Whitestone. Or, you can borrow through inter-library loan if you’re a Queens County library patron.

Also, the physical copies are located in the East Hampton Library and Port Washington Library. Suffolk and Nassau County library patrons can borrow through inter-library loan.

Happy reading! If you do decide to borrow my books from the library, please remember to write a review on the library website.

Thanks,

Elaine

Please let me know how you do. I’d love to hear from you author@elainedonadio.com.

I wish you all a life inspired by the wonder of the world around us. May you find and live your truth, in harmony with people, nature and the environment. May you be a force for good and a source of love and comfort. May the world be a better place for you having lived and loved here.

All rights reserved 2018

Help With These Allergies! Puhleeze!

It’s that time of year again. Flowers, shrubs, trees, and grasses are working overtime to cause runny noses, teary eyes, sneezing, coughing, headaches, dry sore throats and a general feeling of malaise. Have you noticed the layer of yellow-green pollen covering your furniture and floors? Or, maybe, you’re like me with non-allergic rhinitis: all those same miserable symptoms but caused by extreme windy, hot, cold, damp, rainy weather; strong smells from cleaning products, strong perfumes, flowers; dust, dirt,  and grime.

Every year, natural disasters—hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods, earthquakes—introduce new toxins into the environment, many of them crossing the country to wreak havoc on those who have not built any natural immunities to these invaders from far away places.

Rest easy. Help is on its way.

Personally, I could not do without my NeilMed Saline Sinus Rinse and my Vicks VapoRub. Daily nasal rinsing with a saline packet mixed with warm water and a dab of Vicks under each nostril and on sinus pressure points twice daily have decreased the severity and discomfort of my symptoms. If you can find them, dried eucalyptus branches can be placed on your headboard or night stand to keep those nasal passages open. I tell anyone who will listen!

Need other ideas? How about allergy fighting superfoods, and household plants to clean the air inside our homes?

According to Emily Lockhart in her April 22, 2018 online article at activebeat.com, “Eat chocolate, citrus, garlic & onions, collard greens, broccoli, kale, pineapple, and red grapes.” (I’ll be skipping the garlic and onions)

Catherine Roberts September 8, 2018 online article at activebeat.com recommends “using house plants to clean and promote interior air quality—bamboo palm, peace lily, dracaena, aloe vera, garden mum, weeping fig, snake plant, and spider plant.”

The February/ March issue of AARP Magazine contains an article by Claire R. McIntosh where she suggests “using English Ivy to reduce mold spores, Lavender as a sleep inducer, Aloe Vera to combat unhealthy indoor chemicals, Boston Fern to remove formaldehyde from the air, and Snake Plant to clean the air.”

Did you notice that aloe vera and snake plant appear on two lists?

You might want to move that box of tissues over to make room for some natural air cleaners. Plants look beautiful in many places around  our homes, but also help in achieving a cleaner, more healthful interior environment.

Please let me know how you do. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at author@elainedonadio.com.

I wish you all a life inspired by the wonder of the world around us. May you find and live your truth, in harmony with people, nature and the environment. May you be a force for good and a source of love and comfort. May the world be a better place for you having lived and loved here.

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YA Book Review: Flying To The Light by Elyse Salpeter

Flying To The Light by Elyse Salpeter

What teenage boy does not entertain hero fantasies? Seventeen year old Michael must protect his six-year old brother, Danny from kidnappers. After Michael sees a stranger snapping photos of Danny in the park, Michael’s life goes “horribly wrong.” His parents don’t come home after a night out, and he finds out from the TV news that they were kidnapped. To make matters even worse, they’ve been identified as spies, and labeled as traitors by the American government. Now, these same weird people are after Danny who has a hearing impairment, but is able to sign with his big brother to communicate why he’s being targeted.

You see, Danny has special powers to follow the light, communicate with birds that represent the spirits of people who have passed on and to explain the experience of the life after death to the people on Earth. The boys don’t know whom to trust. It seems everyone is an imposter whose sole purpose is to kidnap little Danny and harness his powers for their evil ends. Thankfully, the boys’ parents are rescued and vindicated in the end, and all is well.

A fun Young Adult or Middle Grade story that will appeal to girls and boys  alike. Michael takes his role as protector very seriously. He is able to rescue his parents and his little brother. Being the big brother is a tough job.

Please let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at author@elainedonadio.com.

I wish you all a life inspired by the wonder of the world around us. May you find and live your truth, in harmony with people, nature and the environment. May you be a force for good and a source of love and comfort. May the world be a better place for you having lived and loved here.

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Basic Review: Maintaining A Healthy Kitchen

Basic Review: Maintaining a Healthy Kitchen

So, here we are again, finding out more ways in which we are sabotaging our health and the health of our families. Every time we think we’ve got it right, along comes another bit of advice that makes us aware of our shortcomings in this area. I wash my fruits and vegetables with soapy water before using, but this is not enough. I promise to make it painless and keep it short and sweet.

The April/ May 2018 issue of Creations Magazine contains an article by Beth Greer “5 Things in Your Kitchen to Avoid to Keep You Healthy”. (Only five, pretty easy, right?)

“Eat organic whenever possible – strawberries and apples are major culprits”

“Forgo Food Additives -like MSG, trans fats(partially hydrogenated oils) artificial food coloring. Food coloring can be hidden in cereals, soft drinks, cakes, cookies, children’s medicines and vitamins.”

“Abolish Artificial Sweeteners – aspartane in NutraSweet, Equal, Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, sugar-free gums, candies, yogurts, lo-cal breakfast cereals”

“Choose Filtered Tap Over Bottled Water – which will have less bacteria and chemical contaminants and drink from glass or stainless steel water containers” (This one came as a surprise to me.)

“Replace Plastics – avoid BPA found in many plastics which leaches out from  microwaves, dishwashers, acidic foods, sunlight, or  baby bottle UV sterilizers and found in canned soup, soda cans, cash register and ATM receipts” (Receipts, huh?)

I find it particularly helpful that Ms. Greer gives specific examples of what we should avoid and the sources of the dangers. Imagine going to the precaution of sterilizing an infant’s bottles, only to discover your method is actually harmful? Kids’ vitamins and medicines  loaded with artificial anything is a disgrace. Dangerous canned soup? Yikes! Become a label reader. Talk with your pharmacists, green grocers, supermarket managers, school administrators and make your concerns known. It’s possible they’re unaware. Let’s spread the word. Our health and the health and well-being of our children and grandchildren is at stake.

Please let me know how you do. I’d love to hear from you author@elainedonadio.com.

I wish you all a life inspired by the wonder of the world around us. May you find and live your truth, in harmony with people, nature and the environment. May you be a force for good and a source of love and comfort. May the world be a better place for you having lived and loved here.

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