Here come the Ds by sofiaie


                                                JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2010      4
                                     Here come the Ds
                                                                                                                     tragedy is, this is nothing new as         Our inconveniences pale be-              ing news that ooze out of the
   IMMIGRANT LIVING:                                                                                                 recorded events document great-         side the grief of hundreds of               media and the internet. It’s cold,
    101 AND BEYOND                                                                                                   er loss of lives with the magnitude     thousands. We must give thanks              gray and bleak and the darkness
                                                                                                                     of destruction, far worse than          for the blessings rain brings. The          that hovers about seems to seep
                                                                                                                     what we are seeing. Not that it’s       scorched, bald patches in the for-          into your marrow. I sip some tea
                                             “For everything there is a season,                                      any consolation to those person-
                                                                                                                     ally affected by any tragedy but
                                                                                                                                                             est will come to life and the cycle
                                                                                                                                                             begins anew. Spring promises
                                                                                                                                                                                                         to warm my innards and get my
                                                                                                                                                                                                         blood flowing. I look at the linger-
                                         And a time for every matter under heaven:                                   somehow, we need to see the             to be stunning with all that rain.          ing heavy clouds that blanket the
                                                                                                                     big picture. We need to see how         The grounds are holding steady              heavens, blotting out the sun and
                                         A time to be born, and a time to die …”                                     often these things occur and how        for now. Yet we know we live on             know that nature must mourn a
                                                                                                                     humanity has invariably respond-        the slippery slopes of earthquake           little while longer.
                                                                                            —Ecclesiastes            ed to such catastrophic events.         country waiting for the BIG ONE.                By the weekend, the sun will
 Monette AdevA MAglAyA                                                                                               And more importantly, perhaps,          They say it is not a question of if         come out for a brief period of
   THESE are the dark times of       quake that rocked and ravaged           grief and a bleak future.               we need to know and build on            but when a severe earthquake                drying out. I’ll take that brief lull
winter.                              South Asian nations in December            From a cold, textbook point of       the knowledge base of how peo-          that seismologists claim will               and dance in the sun with the
   It guts your heart to see the     2004, its epicenter, at Phuket in       view, the laws of nature merciless-     ple have managed to recover and         surely come as the North Ameri-             dog.
images of the dead and dying         Thailand. Many of the bodies in         ly exact a thinning of the human        rebuild after such crippling devas-     can plate heading south and the                 By Monday, a new storm
in Haiti. You hear of mass graves    that disaster were never seen           herd with some regularity. I sup-       tation.                                 Pacific plate heading north, on             moves in.
where 70,000 people have been        again, forever lost in the bosom        pose that there is a random qual-          The score card of about 6 bil-       which we live and ride, grind past                              ***
buried while those who survived      of the sea. In Haiti, many are still    ity to this thinning and depopu-        lion total for the human popula-        each other. An aerial view of the              Nota Bene: My views are my own and do
the carnage are broken in spirit.    entombed in concrete.                   lation theory but studying the          tion perhaps show that the hu-          long, deep gash the San Andreas            not necessarily reflect the views of AJPI. I
Help is pouring but the flow is         Here come the D’s, just like         patterns of the highest mortality       man specie is slightly winning, still   Fault makes on the earth’s crust is        encourage you to read my book, “The Complete
impeded by the lack of infra-        clockwork, during the dead of           rates, the most tragic occurrences      thriving despite the curve balls of     a clear reminder. Tiny impercep-           Success Guide for the Immigrant Life: How
structure for aid to reach the       winter: death, destruction, disas-      are almost always in poor, hapless      death and destruction that nature       tible temblors that occur release          to Survive, How to Thrive, How to be Fully
                                     ter, the deep depression that can       nations that can hardly fend for        throws during its deadly hissy          the build-up of pressure that can          Alive.” If you have very little time to read,
victims. All these weigh heav-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        browse through “The Immigrant’s Little Quote
ily particularly during a week of    easily descend to dementia and          themselves even in normal times.        fits and despite the loss of lives      trigger the massive one. We get
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Book for Success.” Your local public library
stormy weather here in Southern      all those other “Ds” that you can       The laws of nature can be ruth-         caused by wars and epidemics.           a reprieve from the inevitable and         might have these books available or you can
California.                          think of. A mortician tells me their    less as it eliminates the weak and         Nature weeps for the massive         the postponement buys us time              request your librarian to purchase copies.
   Nightmares haunt the under-       highest season is winter.               helpless. Some say these things         loss of lives. It dons a cloak of       to dance in the sun.                       These are also available at or
taker with horrific images etched       A sense of helplessness seems        happen to restore ecological bal-       mourning when the rains come               Work is a balm for the soul.   Past articles are on
in his brain. His face is covered    to overpower you as you see             ance in an overpopulated world          down in torrents like inconsol-         You hear the gentle, incessant             the internet at To ask
by a T-shirt to help stave off the   more images of the same. You            with strained resources. It’s not       able tears. It’s been a week-long       rain pouring outside as you try            questions, send feedback and requests, e-mail:
                                                                                                                                                             to blot out images of misery with or monette.
overpowering stench of death         can’t be there to physically help       a good enough reason though             drenching with four storms in a se-
and decay. In one day, he and        out but you do what you can in          specially if you hold human life        ries, packing rain, snow, sleet, hail   work and shove away depress-
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his crew, using earth-moving         private and send whatever you           as the sacred physical expression       and tornadoes causing mudslides

                                                                                                                                                             Moringa as pet food
vehicles, buried 10,000 dead in      can to those who are in a position      of Divine Love. Still you persist       and flooding, a phenomenon not
hallowed out graves by a hill in     to actually help. Death diminish-       and ask the cosmic question why         seen in a long time. The sound of
Port au Prince, where the ground     es us all. In the silence of the late   these things happen. There are          emergency vehicle sirens punctu-
continues to rumble with strong      evening hours when the minutiae         no quick answers until the pas-         ates the air. And while you feel for
temblors setting off new waves       of everyday life subsides or dur-       sage of time, the seasons and the       those who live in burned-out ar-             DO you own a pet? Pets
of panic and hysteria. Total loss    ing the wee morning hours, you          cycles, help you come to terms          eas of the recent devastating Sta-       are part of our families, too
of lives is estimated between        light a puny candle and pray over       with death as part of human life        tion Fire along the Foothills who        and of course we want what’s
150,000 to 200,000. It is a number   the nameless, faceless masses           on earth, just like birth. It will be   have to deal with mudslides, you         best for our pets. Long-term
approaching the number of lives      who have passed on and special-         spring soon. And summer is not          also somehow feel grateful for           health and disease prevention
lost in the deadly tsunami trig-     ly for those left behind who must       far behind.                             the rains that soak the earth in our     depend on good, healthy
gered by an underwater earth-        live on and deal with palpable             As devastating as the Haitian        parched corner of the woods.             food, to allow the body to
                                                                                                                                                              do all of it’s amazing work,
                                                                                                                                                              getting energy from food and
                                                                                                                                                              oxygen from the air, keeping
                                                                                                                                                              the immune system on the
                                                                                                                                                              alert against disease invaders,
                                                                                                                                                              digesting food, eliminating waste, seeing, smelling, hearing, replacing
                                                                                                                                                              worn-out cells, raising young, playing, and being our best! The smooth
                                                                                                                                                              functioning of all the organs and cells of a healthy body depends on good
                                                                                                                                                                  Only when our pets are healthy can we feel satisfied. Like humans,
                                                                                                                                                              animals also need a balanced diet for a healthy existence. Each of the six
                                                                                                                                                              nutrients—Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fat, Vitamins, Minerals and water—
                                                                                                                                                              play a vital role in the pet’s health. Proteins are the main element of body
                                                                                                                                                              tissues like muscles, blood, skin, organs, hair and nails. Carbohydrates
                                                                                                                                                              provide energy for the body’s tissues. Fats absorb, store and transport
                                                                                                                                                              vitamins and moisturize skin and coat. Vitamins assist in maintaining
                                                                                                                                                              metabolism of the animals. Minerals are necessary to develop healthy
                                                                                                                                                              skin, hair, and proper skeletal support and development.
                                                                                                                                                                  The Moringa leaves are the most nutritious part of the Moringa tree.
                                                                                                                                                              Moringa is a tremendous source of bio-available vitamins and minerals
                                                                                                                                                              which are the partners of enzymes and co-enzymes. Vitamins activate
                                                                                                                                                              enzymes and without vitamins, enzymes could not carry out their work,
                                                                                                                                                              and we could not live. Moringa is a nutritional powerhouse packed with
                                                                                                                                                              more than 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants, which is the best source to
                                                                                                                                                              nourish the body with the essential nutrients. Moringa has Vitamin A Beta
                                                                                                                                                              Carotene, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pyrodixine, Biotin, Ascorbic Acid,
                                                                                                                                                              Cholecalciferol, Tocopherol and Vitamin K. The list of Minerals present
                                                                                                                                                              in Moringa is abundant and few of the main minerals include Calcium,
                                                                                                                                                              Copper, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese and Zinc. All these
                                                                                                                                                              minerals are needed for the proper functioning of the body.
                                                                                                                                                                  Since there is a deficiency of specifically these ingredients in the pet’s
                                                                                                                                                              food, the body’s detoxification capacity will be insufficiently activated.
                                                                                                                                                              This will, of course, be detrimental to the pet’s health. Many researchers
                                                                                                                                                              have proven a positive result by feeding Moringa to the pets. When
                                                                                                                                                              Cattles were fed Moringa, the milk production was almost a 45% increase,
                                                                                                                                                              with NO artificial hormones involved. Similar way, the weight gain is 33%
                                                                                                                                                              increase in beef cattle fed with Moringa.
                                                                                                                                                                  Thousands of deaths are due to contamination, and many thousands
                                                                                                                                                              more have suffered illnesses. Another common unhealthy ingredient
                                                                                                                                                              is the chemical preservatives which may affect the health of the pets.
                                                                                                                                                              Moringa itself is a natural preservative and concern for minimizing toxic
                                                                                                                                                              chemicals in our environment and sensitivity for improving our lifestyles
                                                                                                                                                              extends to our pets as well.
                                                                                                                                                                  For distribution and dealer information, please contact Lark Ellen Inc.
                                                                                                                                                              (626) 964-6194 1557 E. Amar Rd. Suite H, West Covina, CA 91792 or visit
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