COOKING, WASHING, TAMES

Man holding babyCooking, washing clothes, cleaning and childcare, tames men who once thought it was only the women’s job. Like most men, Jean Pierre 32 lives in Mwulire in Eastern Province in Rwanda and leaves domestic chores to his wife. Impatient, angry, demands perfection due to lack of awareness that a woman’s job is 24/7 so never ends day or night. He becomes aggressive if his wife did not meet the standards of his expectations so beats her. A grassroots intervention program trying to reduce domestic violence in Rwanda teaches men how to do household chores, and a recent study suggested it has a positive effect on communities. So Muhoza Jean Pierre used to beat his wife because he saw her as someone he married just to have children and and look after them. “I was following example of my father. My father did not do anything at home,” he said. “If ever I came home and found something not done yet I insult her. “I called her lazy, told her she was useless so must go back to her parent’s house.” But something changed after he learnt to cook and clean. It was all part of a grassroots intervention programme in Mwulire village in Eastern Province, Rwanda encouraging men’s domestic roles, including childcare. Jean Pierre says the project called, ‘Bandebereho’ or role model in Kinyarwanda helps tamed and transformed his behaviour. He took part in classes covering everything from cooking and cleaning and discuss how to challenge men’s traditional gender roles. “They asked, if a man can sweep the house, and we would say ‘he can’,” he said. “And then they would ask us: ‘Who among you does that?’ And there was no one.”Man cooking next to his wife

Real men shouldn’t cook

Facilitators from ‘Bandebereho’ taught Jean Pierre how to do tasks previously he believed his wife should do. He also added: “We would go home and try to put this into practice. “Then we would go back to training with witnesses who would testify they had observed some changes in us. “I know how to cook. I do laundry for the kids. I know how to peel plantains, I know how to pound dry cassava and sift the flour.” Jean Pierre and his wife have been married for 10 years and never helped her before. And making changes was not easy as Jean Pierre’s friends discouraged him from doing household tasks, telling him: ‘No real man should cook.’ “My family and friends said my wife bewitched me by giving me some magic drugs. They said no genuine man should carry a bundle of firewood in the street because that is for henpecked men,” he said. But Jean Pierre continued when he saw benefits to his family. He says his children feel closer to him and his wife now runs a banana business that has allowed them to improve their home. “The way my wife treats me now is different from the way she used to treat me,” he said. “She used to treat me badly because I was mistreating her too, but now we discuss and agree on things to do. “I set her free, now she is working and I am working too; whereas before I was convinced she had to stay home and be available whenever I would need her.” Fear and little freedom affected Jean Pierre’s wife Musabyimana Delphine who says she used to have little freedom and lived in fear. She said: “Sometimes I felt like a mere worker, and I would remember a worker has a salary. “I never thought a woman can ever have her own money, because I never even had time to think about any activity that generate money. “Now I have enough freedom in house, I go out and work for money like others. Start training young boys now so when they grow up they will help their wife and help look after the children. When both work, it’s a burden on the woman to care for the family or children alone.man washing a plateThe ‘Bandebereho’ project taught Jean Pierre to do tasks previously believed his wife should do. Delphine leaves at 5am to sell plantains at a market, while Jean Pierre stays at home and takes care of their four young children. “I come home relaxed and find food ready,” she said. The project’s curriculum originally developed in Latin America by global fatherhood campaign MenCare believes true equality will only be reached when men take on 50% of world’s childcare and domestic work. The research looks into changing men’s attitudes towards family care and traditional domestic. It was soon realised the good impact on men. A study looking at couples taking part in the project found two years after taking childcare lessons in Rwanda men were less likely to use violence against their female partners than those who did not attend the classes. But the study suggested one in three women whose partners took part in the programme still reported experiencing intimate partner violence. National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, released a data in 2015, around 52% of men in the country were violent towards partners. Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre, which delivered the programme in the country, wants ‘Bandebereho’ to be widely adopted by communities and country’s government. Fidele Rutayisire the chairman of centre, said: “We still have negative social norms, negative masculinity perception cultural barriers as main factors of high violence against women in Rwanda. “Traditionally men don’t take care of children here but men control sex, resources, decision-making. “When men are actively involved in the home they realise sacrifices of women in childcare so their attitude on gender changes positively, they understand the value of gender equality.” Delphine and Jean Pierre said the program benefited their family and the whole community. “We are now on honeymoon, 10 years after our wedding,” said Jean Pierre. If there is conflict or security issue in our neighbourhood our opinion is respected because they see we don’t have problem in our household. Men appreciate and help their wives and not demand they do all the housework or take care of the family, business, Church alone without support of husbands. A happy wife is a happy life and the Bible says love your wife as Christ loved His bride Church and gave His life for you. Timothy says a husband must first look after his family and own household before serving the Church. Don’t neglect your wife and the children in the NAME OF GOD leisurely talking to single women while your wife and children at home suffer. Remember your wife is that same beautiful single woman you married and used her body to give birth to your children. And don’t abandon her for fresh young woman to give birth later to become abandoned as wife. This causes baby mama problems because men want to eat their cake and have it. So wants exclusive attention of wife at the expense of the children some are jealous of. Forget their parents took great care of them as done to children. Grow up and be father to the children to mature a responsible man not manchild depending on wife as mother. For even the Son of Man Jesus did not come to be served but to serve and give His life as a ransom for many says Mark 10:45.

  • 27 November 2018
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WHEN WILL CLOCK CHANGE

When did the clocks go back?

This year’s clocks go back early hours of Sunday October 28; at 2am, UK reverts to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) by goes back one hour, to 1am. This marks the official end of British summertime. A clever way to remember hour-change is “Spring forward, Fall back.” Relish extra 60 minutes in bed so mornings will be lighter for now, at least but the evenings will be darker. The event means making plans for the day despite prevalence of smartphones and other devices to alter time automatically, there is always one person who didn’t get the message.

When infernal darkness ends?

We won’t see lighter nights again until Sunday March 31st 2019, when clocks will wind forward at 1am and British Summer Time begins.

How dark UK gets in winter?

In the UK the maximum 16 hours and 50 minutes of daylight falls on longest day in June known as summer solstice. On shortest day, Thursday December 21, this dwindles to seven hours and 49 minutes when the sun rises at 8:03am and sets at 3:53pm in London.

Daylight Saving Idea Origin?

Edwardian builder William Willett introduced the idea of British Summer Time, also known as Daylight Saving Time, in 1907. Willett is a great-great-grandfather of Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin. A keen supporter of the outdoors, he noticed that during the summer people were still asleep when the sun had risen and wanted to stop Brits from wasting valuable daylight hours. Clocks were set to the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) meaning light by 3am and dark at 9pm midsummer. So Willett published pamphlet called ‘The Waste of Daylight‘ to get people out of bed earlier by changing the nation’s clocks, arguing it will improve health and happiness so save country £2.5 million. He proposed the clocks be advanced by 80 minutes in four incremental steps during April and reversed same way during September. His idea was ridiculed and the Daylight Saving Bill got nowhere in Parliament but introduced in 1909. Willett, was not deterred. He spent the rest of his life trying to convince people his scheme was a good one. Sadly, he died of the flu in 1915 at the age of 58; a year before Germany adopted his clock-changing plan on April 30, 1916 when clocks were put forward at 11pm. Britain followed a month later on May 21 and Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and Turkey all followed. William Willett laid outserious proposition for daylight saving scheme. Britain and Germany had been fighting each other in the First World War (1914-18), and a system that could take pressure off economy and conserve fuel worth trying. So Summer Time Act of 1916 was quickly passed by Parliament and the first day of British Summer Time, 21 May 1916, was widely reported in the press. Back then hands on some clocks can’t turn back without breaking mechanism. Owners put the clock forward by 11 hours as Summer Time came to an end on 1 October 1916.

The Home Office put out special posters telling people how to reset their clocks to GMT and national newspapers also gave advice. Willett, died at his home near Bromley in Kent,  commemorated for his efforts by a memorial sundial in nearby Petts Wood, set permanently to Daylight Saving Time. The Daylight Inn in Petts Wood is named in his honour and there’s a road there called Willett Way. Willett wasn’t alone in realising the potential of utilising wasted daylight hours. As far back as 1784, Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s Founding Fathers, wrote a letter to the Journal of Paris making fun of fact people sleeping through daylight and burning candles and fuel for light at night. Franklin even suggested tax on shuttered windows or public alarm clocks to solve problem.

Time changes body clock British Summer Time ends on SundayBritish Summer Time ends Sunday 28th October affects moods: SAD disorder is Seasonal Affective Disorder one of the most depressing days of the year. When clocks go back the British Summer Time ends evenings darker hour earlier. Does it make much difference? From 1968 to 1971, the UK experimented with British Standard Time the permanent summer time was used all year. Trevor Harley, a psychologist, in his book The Psychology of Weather recalls in native Scotland he felt like “it was perpetually dark. Its bad enough when sunrise around 9am, but 10am is grim prospect in winter.” It led to more traffic accidents during darker mornings, but fewer accidents in the evenings. Overall, about 2,500 fewer people were killed due to clock change.

Time difference of one hour?

Today clocks are almost always set one hour back or ahead, but in history there were several variations, half adjustment (30 minutes) or double adjustment (two hours), adjustments of 20 or 40 minutes used. A two-hour adjustment was used in several countries during 1940s and elsewhere at times. A half adjustment is used in New Zealand in the first half of the 20th century. Australia’s Lord Howe Island (UTC+10:30) of DST schedule in which clocks are moved 30 minutes forward to UTC+11, which is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) during DST. In 1940 during the Second World War, the clocks in Britain were not put back by an hour at the end of Summer Time. Years, later clocks continued to be advanced by one hour each spring and put back by an hour each autumn until July 1945. During summers Britain was two hours ahead of GMT and operating on British Double Summer Time (BDST). The clocks were brought back in line with GMT at the end of summer in 1945. In 1947, due to fuel shortages, clocks were advanced by one hour on two occasions during the spring, and put back by one hour on two occasions during the autumn, means that Britain was back on BDST during that summer.

 

Ditching Daylight Saving Time?

Those who want change say it’s not clear if any energy savings are made, while there are also potential health risks. Critics claim the darker mornings are dangerous for children walking to school and the energy saving argument may be invalid if people switch on fans and air-conditioning units during the lighter, warmer evenings. But unlikely to bother people in the UK. In 2011, Tory MP Rebecca Harris floated a bill calling for year-round daylight savings but failed to complete passage through Parliament before the end of the session and was dropped. A YouGov poll same year found 53pc of Britons supported moving clocks an hour permanently while 32pc opposed the change. The proposals were met less warmly by the Scottish population; Alex Salmond called campaign to “plunge Scotland to morning darkness” and SNP colleague MP Angus MacNeil said any change has “massive implications for the safety and wellbeing of everyone living north of Manchester. “It is no secret Tories in the south want to leave Scotland in darkness but fixing clocks to British summertime means the dawn wouldn’t break in Scotland until nearly 9am,” he said. He had a point. Following a 1968 to 1971 trial, BST employed all year round northern Scotland saw a net increase in the number of people killed or seriously injured. The sun wouldn’t rise fully until 10am in parts of Scotland and the country’s 1,000-or-so dairy farmers, who wake up before 5am, would have to work for hours in the dark. Other farmers and construction workers, who need sunlight to perform their jobs, would end up having to work later into the evening. Some folks keen to reach a compromise have suggested the clocks change at Hadrian’s Wall and not at Calais. Philip Broom writing on the National Farmer’s Union website in 2011 said: “A definite no. Combining will not start until midday and then have to go on until 11 o’clock. Our day is long enough now.” ‘A Thomas’ writing on the NFU site, was worried “younger people having loud parties or barbecues in gardens and youths hanging around on streets make itnightmare for people getting up for work early mornings.”

A massive wind-up for some…

Spare a thought for the staff of the Royal Collection. They spend over 50 hours adjusting over 1000 clocks spread across the official residences of The Queen. Following months of planning, staff at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh start work in the early hours of the morning to ensure that the time is set accurately. There are 379 timepieces at Windsor Castle, 500 at Buckingham Palace and 80 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse including organ clocks, astronomical clocks, musical clocks and mechanical clocks. 

Why keep Daylight Saving Time

There have been various trials over the decades from double summer time (GMT + 2 hours) during Second World War to permanent British Summer Time (GMT + 1 hour) during late 1960s but the current system of changing the clocks at the end of March and October has been in place since 1972. Those in favour say that it would reduce traffic accidents, save energy, boost tourism and encourage more people to exercise outdoors. In the 1980s, the golf industry estimated one extra month of daylight savings could generate up to $400 million (£246.6 million) a year in extra sales and fees. Daylight Savings Time “affects everything from terrorism to the attendance at London music halls, voter turnout to street crime, gardening to profits of radio stations,” said David Prerau, author of Saving the Daylight: Why We Put the Clocks Forward. This debate stretches years into the past, and the future of British time is still unclear.

Sandringham Time GMT/30mins

Added complication for Royal servants between the years 1901 to 1936 was the concept of ‘Sandringham Time’ which was introduced in by Albert, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. A keen fan of shooting, he wanted to make the most of winter daylight, so he ordered all clocks on the estate to be set half an hour fast. The tradition was continued by King George V after he acceded to the throne in 1925 but King Edward VIII abolished it in 1936 shortly before his abdication Sandringham House

Coping With The Time Changes

  1. When the clocks first go back, mornings are lighter so ensure bedrooms are kept dark with blinds or curtains.
  2. Alter bedtime by around 10 minutes over a few days beforehand to adjust to the new time.
  3. Maintain bedtime routines. Get ready for bed in the same order e.g pyjamas on, tooth brushing, bedtime story.
  4. Turn off all screens at least an hour before bedtime.
  5. Offer a milky, warm drink to encourage sleepiness and avoid stimulating food and drink just before sleep.
  6. Make sure all the clocks are correct.

ANOREXIA DAMAGES BODY

Lizzie Porter lived with anorexia throughout her teens. Now in late 20s, she’s been discovering that those years of starvation have left a lasting imprint on her body. “You have osteoporosis in your spine and osteopenia in your hip. I’m going to put you on calcium and vitamin D and I think you should take them forever. We need to prevent breaks and fractures.” It is May 2018, and my doctor’s words jolt me out of a long-standing state of denial. They come with a set of complicated graphs, which apparently show my low bone density. I don’t understand them. But I can read the words printed next to a fuzzy X-ray-like picture of my spine: “World Health Organization classification: osteoporosis. Fracture risk: high.” For years, I have muddled along, pretending to myself that I had pretty much made a full recovery from anorexia. Yes, I was told back in 2010 that I had osteoporosis. But over the next eight years I persuaded myself that things must have improved, that the holes in my spine must have healed.

Sadly, they haven’t.


Osteoporosis and osteopenia

  • Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones lose their strength and are more likely to break
  • If your bone density is between the lower end of the normal range and the osteoporosis range, you have osteopenia.

Source: National Osteoporosis Society


I was first diagnosed with anorexia at the age of 12, and soon experienced its unglamorous consequences. As summers grew hotter, I shivered: I was like a reptile, unable to generate my own body heat. In winter, my skin cracked and bled, but would not heal, for want of nutrition. I had constipation, bloating and my hair fell out in great clumps. My life revolved around avoiding food.  Over the past 15 years, I have had two in-patient stints in hospital and taken thousands of antidepressants – anorexia is often accompanied by a low mood, sometimes even a suicidal mood is one reason it has the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric disorders. I have seen more doctors than I can be bothered to remember. I have done my best to keep what my mother calls the “anorexic minx” in my mind in check, preventing it from doing a Jack-in-the-Box-style bounce back into my life. The desire to get on with things has spurred me to give up many of my anorexic behaviour patterns. Time was, I would spend hours weighing out salad components in the kitchen, using a different knife to chop each tomato, cucumber and lettuce leaf. I no longer want to waste time on my old routines. And, mostly, I do not.

Lizzie Porter and Muhammad EidoLizzie Porter with a friend – her teeth may look healthy but have required expensive treatment

Anorexia caused my body to age rapidly and I am struggling with the disorder’s longer-term consequences. Osteoporosis involves loss of bone density, and in later life may lead to painful breakages, curvature of the spine, and loss of height. Although it has many causes and often affects post-menopausal women, anorexics are also at risk, especially girls who develop the illness at puberty when the body is trying to build a strong skeleton. For a day or so, the bone scans shake me awake. I walk around the Lebanese capital Beirut, where I live, feeling a bit sick. What am I doing to myself? The thought rolls over in my mind. I remember one elderly woman in my home village in Hertfordshire, who used to walk bent double. Osteoporosis is an old ladies’ problem, I tell myself angrily. I am only 27. Yet all too soon I return to my state of calm apathy. I pretend that my bones aren’t really thin and weak. I’m strong and perfectly healthy, I tell myself, even though I am on calcium and Vitamin D supplements for life, I get dizzy when I stand up, and blood tests show I have been suffering badly from anaemia – a lack of red blood cells or haemoglobin in the blood. To improve my bone density I should eat more and gain a little weight. But my life is “too busy” to deal with the stress of challenging the last remnants of my anorexic behaviour. I still add up my daily calorie count on a calculator, and I am prone to lash out at anyone who forces to me to eat things I am scared of, such as cake, pastry and cream. This year I have at least allowed a friend to coax me into ordering salad with oil – this fills me with pride, though at the same time I feel ashamed of years I spent worrying over salad dressing. But I need to go further. Osteoporosis is not the only long-term effect of my anorexia. The loss of bone density has also affected my teeth, which ache and easily rot. Since the beginning of the year I have spent £4,200 ($5,500) on dental treatment, including eight fillings, root canal treatment, two crowns and an implant.

X-ray of Lizzie Porter's teeth
 X-ray of Lizzie Porter’s teeth

“The lack of calcium and vitamin D is definitely contributing to this,” says my doctor – a GP who happens to be a specialist in eating disorders. One upshot of my weak teeth and gums is that after years of being subject to psychological barriers that restricted my diet, I now have physical ones. Anything chewy, crunchy or cold is almost impossible to eat. Can you recover from anorexia?

  • A 2002 study found that 46% of patients made a full recovery, a third improved (but retained some eating disorder symptoms), and 20% remained chronically ill over the long term
  • The eating disorder charity, Beat, says recovery is always possible with the right help and support – but what recovery looks like is individual to the person
  • It adds that most medical complications arising from anorexia are reversible, but not all – for example, osteoporosis

It is difficult to predict how badly anorexia will affect each sufferer’s long-term health: bodies react in different ways. Other possible long-term effects can include infertility and difficulty conceiving, heart problems, and kidney and liver complications, according to the UK-based eating disorders charity, Beat. “I don’t think people realise the dangers of the illness and its physical and mental consequences, including the suicide risk. I know it frightens people, but we need to know the facts,” says Jane Smith, chief executive of the UK-registered charity Anorexia and Bulimia Care. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines for treating anorexia instruct doctors to explain to sufferers that the main way of preventing and treating low bone density is “reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight or BMI for their age.”If I am entirely honest with myself, I know I have to try a little bit harder if I am to minimise the long-term consequences of anorexia. I certainly cannot go backwards. I have enough purpose in my life to want to live it. I have a job as a journalist that I love, friends I trust, and parents who support my every move. One morning this May, one of my closest friends, Leila, sent me a WhatsApp message in response to one of my many rants. I was tired and fed-up with life. “I’m not going to tell you a few kilos won’t make you fat, because that’s what’s in your head,” she wrote. “I’m going to tell you that you get to choose between being ‘fat’ and functioning, or thin and bed-bound. You get to be thin but your life is over. That’s all there is to it.”

What can I say? Most of me knows she is right.

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IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA

Iron-rich foodsDo you get enough iron from your diet? If not, liver red meat, green vegetables, nuts and seeds are good dietary sources of iron. And if you often feel tired, short of breath or you feel you heart beating faster inside your chest go for check up from your doctor. If friends commented you look unusually pale iron deficiency anaemia, is the world’s most common nutritional disorder in UK, common among young women. Analysis by the government’s Scientific Advisory Committee Nutrition (SACN) on iron and health in 2011 indicated 21% of women aged between 19 and 34 had below recommended level ferritin of iron is stored in the body. I recently suggested to a friend with the symptoms to get herself checked out by her GP. A blood test revealed she was so anaemic it was surprising she could still walk upstairs. A few iron tablets sorted her out. It’s worth adding that you should talk to your GP if you’re considering taking them – you might not need them and your symptoms could be caused by something else. The body can’t produce iron, so you have to get it in your diet whether through foods that naturally contain it or those fortified with iron, such as white bread and breakfast cereal. The problem is not all of iron is in a form you can actually absorb.Trust Me teamTo get iron from food eat leafy green vegetables raw, steamed, but do lightly boil your spinach. Eat or the fruit juice containing vitamin C with meals And a fermented bread is best for ealth. The Trust Me I’m a Doctor asked nutrition scientist Prof Paul Sharp, from King’s College London, to find the foods you should be eating to boost iron levels naturally. Red meat is rich in the sort of iron bodies find easy to absorb but these days many people are either cutting back on red-meat consumption or cutting it out altogether. And there are good sources of iron in dark-green leafy vegetables, such as kale and spinach, and pulses, such as peas and lentils. The problem is you don’t absorb as much iron from plant sources as you do from red meat. Then, there is the iron you can get from fortified bread and breakfast cereals, though again it is not always in a very absorbable form. To demonstrate this, a neat party trick is to grind up the cereal, add some warm water and you can actually use a magnet to draw the iron filings out of the mush. Wait for your coffee. How you prepare your food and what you drink with it can change how much iron you absorb. To demonstrate this, Prof Sharp carried out experiments to mimic human digestion. The tests mimicked the effect of the enzymes involved in digesting food and the chemical reaction that occurs in human gut cells to show how much iron would be absorbed. Prof Sharp showed that if you drink orange juice with your fortified breakfast cereal you absorb much more iron than when eating the cereal on its own – because orange juice contains vitamin C, makes it easier to absorb iron from food. Disappointingly, if you drink coffee with your morning bowl of cereal, then that will mean you absorb significantly less iron.CabbageRaw cabbage anyone? According to Prof Sharp, it’s because coffee is full of chemicals called polyphenols that are very efficient at binding to the iron and making that iron less soluble. So, if a fortified cereal is your breakfast of choice, then having a small glass of orange juice or an orange will help increase your iron uptake. You might also want to consider postponing your morning coffee until at least 30 minutes after you’ve eaten.But what if you prefer getting your iron from more natural sources? Raw cabbage is a good source of available iron but we found that steaming it lessened the amount of available iron while boiling reduced it even further. That’s because, like oranges, cabbage is rich in vitamin C – and when you boil it, the vitamin C is released into cooking water. If you want to get the maximum nutrients from your cabbage, eat it raw (an acquired taste) or steam it. The same is true of other veggies that contain both iron and vitamin C, such as kale, broccoli, cauliflower and watercress. But, strangely enough, spinach is completely different. We found that when we boiled the spinach, it actually released 55% more “bioavailable” iron than when eaten raw. Prof Sharp says: “Spinach has compounds, called oxalates, and they basically trap the iron. “When we cook spinach, the oxalate is released into the cooking water, and therefore the iron that remains will be more available for absorption.” Finally, what about the bread? We found the best bread for delivering iron was sourdough bread. That’s because wheat contains a chemical called phytic acid that slows down iron absorption by body. When sourdough bread is made, the fermentation process breaks down the phytic acid so the iron that remains is more available for absorption. There are more diet tips on the Trust Me website.

Trust Me I’m a Doctor continues on BBC Two on Wednesday, September 12, at 20:00

VEGAN FOOD BEYOND MEAT

The Vegan BEYOND MEAT founder Ethan Brown wants people to eat less meat for healthy eating to save environment. BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leaders in the world. This week Ethan Brown, the boss and founder of vegan food company Beyond Meat is featured. Ethan Brown’s 12 year old son eats a burger almost every day. It may not sound like a diet a parent would want for their child, but Mr Brown has no concerns, because the burger patties come from his own company, Beyond Meat. And they are made entirely from plants. “My son gets clean protein and no cholesterol,” he says. “He’s growing like crazy right now so I want him to have that protein.” Mr Brown says he is on mission to redefine the word “meat.” The 40-something’s Los Angeles-based business makes vegan burger patties, chicken strips and sausages from plant proteins. They are formulated to mimic the taste, texture and look of beef, chicken and pork.A Beyond Burger pack being picked off a shelfBeyond Meat asks supermarkets to stock Beyond Meat Burgers next to their packs of meat. Stocks of the company’s flagship Beyond Burger product quickly sold out after launch in the US in 2016, helped by a positive article in the New York Times. And more than 25 million Beyond Burgers have been sold and this summer the company launched product in UK and also mainland Europe. Their High-profile investors are Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. “There’s no mystery to meat,” says Mr Brown. “It’s amino acids, lipids, trace minerals and water. “And if you can deliver those four things in same blueprint or architecture as muscle – why can’t that be called meat?”Cattle on a ranch in KansasMr Brown is concerned about effects of environmental impact farming animals has causing ozone methane gas and the amount of resources used per cattle. So before launching Beyond Meat in 2009, Mr Brown worked in alternative energy sector as a hydrogen fuel cell developer. While he liked that work because of its potential for lowering vehicle emissions he decided to make bigger contribution to society focusing on trying to reduce the environmental impact livestock has on the planet. He also wants people to eat less meat for animal welfare and the health issues. Mr Brown set up Beyond Meat, and began researching how you can use plant materials to replicate the composition of the proteins and fats in meat. Getting in touch with scientists at the University of Missouri who were doing research on plant-based meat substitutes, he began working with them on creating a viable product.A Beyond Meat patty in a burgerBeyond Burger uses beetroot extract to give it a blood-like colour. Put together by the best scientists on this [challenge], Mr Brown says. He understands meat more than anyone else in the world, so and build it bit by bit using plants.” Mr Brown spent all his savings on venture, raised money from family and friends. “I truly begged family members,” he says. “It’s amazing what do to make it work.” The first product Mr Brown and the team of scientists came up with was Beyond Chicken Strips. After repeatedly phoning grocery Whole Foods, “almost to the point of indecent behaviour”, he says he managed to get a meeting that resulted in the store stocking product from 2013. However, Mr Brown wasn’t happy with the early recipes. “We got the vegetarians by the droves, but we didn’t get the mainstream consumer,” he says. “We had to go back to the drawing board.” Team of biochemists, biophysicists and biomedical scientists got to work on making products even closer to real meat. With improving the formulations Mr Brown says the biggest challenge is people to stop thinking of it “fake meat.” I would never call it that,” he says. A mobile phone is not a fake phone it’s better phone than landline so people need to think about it this way. The best-selling Beyond Burger patties “bleed” like beef burgers, thanks to the addition of beetroot juice. They include pea protein, coconut oil, potato starch, and the company asks supermarkets to stock them beside the raw beef products by chilled counters. The product is now stocked by 8,000 supermarkets across US, and in thousands of the country’s restaurants. In the UK it is served at burger chain Honest Burger. It was also due to be on sale at supermarket chain Tesco from last month, but that has now been delayed until later in the year. Beyond Meat says it’s because it was struggling to keep up with existing demand, both in the US and overseas.UK chain Honest Burger's Beyond BurgerUK chain Honest Burger sells the burger made Beyond Meat’s patty. Consumers are coming round to the notion of plant-based meat substitutes that aim to look and taste like the real thing. More than a quarter of Britons (26%) say they find idea of products appealing, according to research group Mintel.“So this company Beyond Meat is in a strong position to capitalise on current interest in limiting meat intake,” says Mintel’s UK food and drink research director Kiti Soininen. So just how good does company’s products taste? A trawl of online food blogs show reviews are mostly positive. While some reviewers say burgers taste unnervingly like real beef, others say they definitely don’t. While Beyond Meat has many rivals, including US start-up Impossible Meat and the UK’s Moving Mountains, Mr Brown says that Beyond Meat is struggling to keep up with demand. “We are trying as hard as we can to catch up,” he says. The company, started with 10 people operating from a kitchen in a former hospital, now employs 200.An Impossible BurgerA number of other companies make vegan burger patties that replicate beef as closely as possible, as this offering is from Impossible Burger. And it has just opened its second production facility in Columbia, Missouri, which it says will create a further 250 jobs. In addition, it has launched a new research lab in Los Angeles. This expansion is been funded by external investment in the business that now totals $72m (£56m). Mr Brown won’t reveal the stake he retains in the company, but calls it “decent share.” Mr Brown, who spent his childhood outside Washington DC, says he approaches his every working day like an athletic event eating well, exercising and meditating. At work, he admits, his focus is intense, and there’s “not much chitchat time.” “I tell my son this all the time,” You ‘re not going to get extraordinary outcome if you don’t put an extraordinary amount of work in.”

STOP EATING IN THE DREAM

1011780God told Peter to kill and eat in a dream as a message to teach him all people are acceptable to God to be saved. In Acts 10 : 1-11:18: God  gave meaning of a vision of eating animals in a dream to change Peters attitude toward others. So Peter’s vision is seen as God’s permission to eat any food or animals which it is not. It is a variety of food symbol meant change faulty thinking towards people of four corners of the whole world. Eating at a table set by God with Moses and the 70 elders of Israel is Holy and worthy so imparted with the Spirit and Power of God’s Anointing to lead and to prophecy in Numbers 11:16-30. Seventy Elders are now around God’s throne in Heaven. In response to Moses’ prayer for help, God appoints seventy elders, put in charge so the LORD gave meat to eat. Gospel of Jesus Christ is full of many occasions of feeding thousands of followers. On the other hand there are problems with eating in dreams at the table of those who are evil so ensure victory over the enemy. No matter food prepared in the dream it is demonic processed food. The Bible used food to teach Peter to renew his mind so the devil copies God to use food in dreams for witchcraft. A person eating from evil source in dream cannot be victorious over enemies. It is clear to have total victory over eating in dream, you must overcome problem of tactic of the devil in this end-times. God supplies food to feed and satisfy the stomach of Christians with shining glory. Eating in evil dream initiates into witchcraft pollutes, contaminates and manipulates to bewitch a person to cause setbacks or and failure at the edge of breakthrough. Just as Peter manifested vision in dream into reality so problems enter a person from the devil to capture glory of people through process of eating in the dreams. Victory is hindered if you eat in dreams, because you cannot progress no matter your wisdom and qualifications. Eating in dreams means sickness replaces good health in your life. To eat in dreams is to eat all kinds of satanic food ingredients, so there is no marital breakthrough for a person. The particular food normally eaten in the dream is same food devil is using to paralyze spiritual growth. The serpent fed Adam and Eve in a daytime using fruit to Eve to disobey God and to separate them from God’s abundant supply in the Garden of Eden. It’s for the same reason the devil wants Christians to miss the plans and purpose of God in their lives. Whether in dreams or in real life the purpose is to plant sorrow, pain, disobedience and untimely death. The enemy took food best in garden of Eden. The Bible says in Colossians 1:13, God delivers us from power of darkness and translates us into the Kingdom of HIS dear Son Jesus Christ.” You are under foundational problems see Psalm 11:3. This foundational powers can result to frustration and disappointments. When the dream is regular, the enemy easily attacks a person and make it difficult to reach God. If you see yourself eating in a dream food you cannot remember it is the enemy using foods hidden to push afflictions into your life.logicas_cerebrais_podem_pesar_na_balanca_1__2015-04-23160411

VICTORY OVER EATING IN DREAMS Check if your spiritual life is going down gradually, quickly ask God to give you fresh fire. Deal with this dream and confess your sins and repent from them. Prayer is the key. You have to take some deliverance prayers. Read your Bible to to ensure your total victory over strange dreams, fast using Mark 9:29. Fasting is a factor that ensures one’s deliverance to manifest. Humble yourself your life must advertise Jesus and stay from sins. Break foundation covenant  of spiritual findings concerning evil patterns from the place you come from. Blood of Jesus in Revelations 12:11 purges plantation of satanic food in your system. Monitor kinds of foods eaten in dream Soak your body, soul and spirit with blood of Jesus. STEP TO PRAYERS: Praise and worship God, Confess sin by Genuine repentance and forsake your sins. Ask God for HIS forgiveness and mercy. CONFESSION: I overcome negative anointing of eating in the dream. I erase all kinds of evil foods eaten in dreams. My glory is with Lord Jesus. I shall not eat any leftover foods in the dream. The Bible says, God restores to me, the years the locust has eaten, the cankerworm, and caterpillar, and palmerworm, in the Name of Jesus. With BLOOD of Jesus, I wash my system and wash my system thoroughly from every satanic foods, in Jesus Name. As from today, I refuse to eat in the dream no matter how nice it is. The Bible says, the LORD has given me power over the enemy so therefore I command them to loose their hold completely over my life in Jesus Name. PRAYER POINTS: The prayers are for morning and afternoon and so declare many times and say: I drink the blood of Jesus and I swallow the fire of the Holy Ghost Father, I vomit all evil food eaten in the dream before birth and after all these years my life in the Name of Jesus. Father, I vomit all the evil foods eaten in dream years in Name of Jesus. Father, I vomit all the evil foods given me wicked people in Jesus. Father, I destroy all the backbone of household powers serving me food in the dream, in the Name of Jesus. Every manipulation of evil food against my destiny, scatter by fire, in the name of Jesus. Take bottle of water, pray O Lord, as I drink this water, let all evil food that changed to maggot in my body be flushed out by BLOOD of Jesus. O Lord, as I drink this water purge out evil foods in my system, in the Name of Jesus. O Lord, as I drink this water, let it trouble locations of evil foods hidden in my body, in the Name of Jesus. O Lord, as I drink this water, let it paralyze evil effects of evil food in the Name of Jesus. O Lord, as I drink this water, let it break evil covenants established between me and witchcraft caterers, in the name of Jesus. The satanic food affecting my progress and marriage, be purged out by the BLOOD of Jesus. O God arise and deliver me from power of eating in the dream in the Name of Jesus, pollutions done to my life as a result of eating in dream, be cleansed by BLOOD of Jesus. The foundational powers forcing me to eat in dream day or night, be frustrated by fire, in the BLOOD of Jesus. I break and loose myself from collective evil covenants, in the Name of Jesus. O God arise, let the foundation of problems be destroyed today, in the Name of Jesus. The marine spirits feeding my soul with the maggots in the dream, be purged out by the BLOOD of Jesus. Holy Ghost release me from bondage of eating in dream, in the Name of Jesus, power using strange foods to try to initiate me in witchcraft in Jesus Name I destroy by fire and thunder in the Name of Jesus. I break evil yoke of eating in the dream, in the name of Jesus. At midnight from 12am – 2am cover yourself with the blood of Jesus break generational curse of eating in the dream. Be broken by fire, in the Name of Jesus, satanic food meant for animals given to me to feed on in the dream, scatter by fire, in the Name of Jesus. I hold my stomach so you evil food, your time is up in my body, I command you in the Name of Jesus come out by fire. The decisions of idols of my family house to destroy my destiny with evil foods, be cancelled in the name of Jesus. Any ancestral powers frustrating me with evil foods, fall down and die in the Name of Jesus. Evil family pattern of eating in dream be broken, in the Name of Jesus. I recover all things enemy stole from me due to excessive eating in the dream in the Name of Jesus. The powers in my father’s house or mother’s assigned to plant sickness into my body, backfire, in the Name of Jesus Any evil food eaten in the dream assigned to drag me backward in life, go back to sender in Jesus Name. Spiritual sickness and weakness afflicting my life as a result of dreams die, in the name of Jesus. By fire by force, I shake off all evil things deposited in my body by spirit spouse and unfriendly friends in the Name of Jesus. O God Arise and put your fire into my bones and blood, in the Name of Jesus. The evil foods of poverty, be purged out by the blood of Jesus. The evil foods of struggle without end be erased from my destiny, in the Name of Jesus. I receive fresh POWER to stop eating in the dream from today, in the Name of Jesus. The covenants of the wicked demanding me to eat in dreams, break by fire, in the Name of Jesus. The Blood of Jesus go deep into my roots and uproot the source of evil dreams. The power assigned to use this dream to delay manifestation of God’s blessings in my life. die by fire, in the Name of Jesus. The plantation of defilement in my body, come out with all your roots, and die. Any food assigned to kill my virtues, catch fire, in the name of Jesus. Evil food of go slow, be neutralized by the BLOOD of Jesus. I set ablaze every spiritual restaurant in the Name of Jesus. Any power using this dream to steal children from my family, die by fire, in the Name of Jesus. Blood of Jesus repair what satanic foods damaged in my body system, in the Name of Jesus Any witch doctor preparing evil food for me in dream stop in the Name of Jesus. BLOOD of Jesus stops eating in my dreams, in the Name of Jesus. We pray for Evangelist Joshua, ministry and partners worldwide in Jesus Name. EATING WITH STRANGERS IN DREAM When you eat any kinds of food outside or don’t pray on your food, eat food that does not belong to you, eating sacrificial food, beg for food, steal people’s food or eat latenights you must overcome attack of strangers feeding you with evil foods. Give your life to Chirst, if you backslide, rededicate your life to Christ. Repent of sins and confess them to Jesus Christ. Identify food you often eat in the dream and Raise the BLOOD of Jesus against evil foods and its effects over your life. Get fresh anointing oil and purge out by fire in Jesus Name. Check reccurrence of  this dream pattern in family. Declare 21 times I DRINK THE BLOOD OF JESUS. Read 10 verses of Bible, Psalm 18:44 and Psalm 91 before you sleep continuously and never stop. Ask God to close your mouth to evil food. Go for deliverance if dreams persist, break evil link between you and covenant power in Jesus Name. INSTRUCTION: Embark on 7 day’s fast and prayers with anointing oil. Read 2 Timothy 2:21. Midnight Pray: between 12 am to 2 am. Read Psalm 3, 27 and 30.  Chicken-Sweet-Potato-and-Black-Bean-Stew-2-694x1024 PRAYER POINTS You strangers of darkness against my freedom, I bury you alive in Jesus Name. Any witchcraft power feeding me with evil food in the dream, I feed you back, in the Name of Jesus. Father God Glorify your NAME and deliver me from the bondage of evil food today in the Name of Jesus. By the BLOOD of Jesus I destroy all covenants with the evil world responsible for the evil feeding in my life in the Name of Jesus. Every evil foundation in my life creating space for evil feeding in my life receive fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. Every evil foundation from my family responsible for evil feeding in my life receive fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. Every evil foundation from my sin responsible for evil feeding in my life receive the fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. Every legal ground for witchcraft access in my life receive the fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. The witchcraft link with my body, soul, spirit break by fire in the Name of Jesus. Every stronghold of all witchcraft powers operating in my life receive the fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. Every network of witchcraft control in my life receive fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. I destroy the witchcraft mark in my body attracting evil food in the Name of Jesus. The root of eating in dreams be destroyed in my life in the Name of Jesus. I command the covens behind my eating in dream to catch fire and burn to ashes in the Name of Jesus. The witchcraft agents responsible for feeding me in the dream receive fire of destruction now in the Name of Jesus. You witchcraft caterer destroying my life through evil food receive the fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. I release the fire of destruction into my spiritual atmosphere and I command all strange spirits invading my privacy be consumed by fire in the Name of Jesus. All witchcraft curse behind evil feeding break by the BLOOD of Jesus. BLOOD of Jesus destroy every evil deposited in my body through eating in dreams in the Name of Jesus. The forces of witchcraft from my family background responsible for evil eating receive fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. I come against the witchcraft projection against my life, I destroy it with the fire of the Holy Ghost in the Name of Jesus. Consuming fire of God destroy astral projections in my life and dream world in the Name of Jesus. I destroy evil hands feeding me with evil food. Catch fire and burn to ashes in the Name of Jesus. All the witchcraft curses behind my eating in the dream break by fire and by the BLOOD of Jesus in the Name of Jesus. The agents of darkness controlling my destiny through evil foods receive fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. I command witchcraft food in my life to catch fire and burn to ashes in Name of Jesus. The witchcraft evil food in my system affecting my glory and destiny catch fire and burn to ashes in the Name of Jesus. A witchcraft spirit access in my life and spirit, catch fire and burn to ashes in the Name of Jesus. The BLOOD of Jesus flush out of my body spiritual poisons in my life via eating in dream. The evil objects in my body via eating in the dream catch fire and burn to ashes in the Name of Jesus. I cut off evil hands giving me witchcraft food by fire in the Name of Jesus. Every demonic or witchcraft food I have eaten in the dream world be purged out of my body the BLOOD of Jesus in the Name of Jesus. The witchcraft substances in my spirit, soul and body receive the fire of the Holy Ghost and burn to ashes. The witchcraft night caterer feeding me in the dream, fall down and die by fire in the name of Jesus. All witchcraft powers summoning my spirit and soul in the witchcraft kingdom receive the fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. Every evil connection between my spirit and soul and the witchcraft kingdom break by fire. Every unconscious witchcraft initiation in my life causing me to eat in the dream break by fire in the Name of Jesus. Every witchcraft agents from my father and mother’s side tormenting my life through eating in dream fall down and die by fire. The weakness in my life feeding and fueling witchcraft feeding in my life be destroyed by fire. BLOOD of Jesus flow into my body and by fire purge out evil rubbish in my stomach in the Name of Jesus. The fire of the Holy Ghost fall upon me and begin to destroy every witchcraft mark and sign on my life in the Name of Jesus. The witchcraft spirit living in my body come out by fire in the name of Jesus. Every witchcraft covenant enforcing my eating in dream, break by fire in the Name of Jesus. The witchcraft spirit monitoring my life to make sure I eat their food receive fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. Every witchcraft curse on my life causing me to eat in dream break by fire by BLOOD of Jesus. I soak my spirit soul and body with the BLOOD of Jesus. By the BLOOD of Jesus, I close every spiritual door the witchcraft spirits use to feed me at night in the Name of Jesus. By the BLOOD of Jesus I am forbidden zone for kingdom of darkness to operate in my life and family again in the Name of Jesus. I draw bloodline round my family with the BLOOD of Jesus. Fire of God pass through my body, soul, spirit to destroy evil work eating in the dream has done be consumed by fire in the Name of Jesus. I declare total freedom over my life from the forces and influence of witchcraft today in the Name of Jesus. Angels of the LIVING God bring back all what the witches and wizards destroyed in my life via evil feeding in the name of Jesus. I comman stolen virtues in my life to be returned and restored back now in the Name of Jesus. The power of disfavour introduced in my life receive fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. My covered glory be restored by BLOOD of Jesus in the Name of Jesus. The spirit of delay introduced into my life via evil food receive the fire of destruction in the Name of Jesus. My life takes shape from today by the Grace and POWER of God in the Name of Jesus. I drink olive oil, saltwater, I command poisons in my body be purged out of my body in Name of Jesus. I draw the bloodline round my family with the BLOOD of Jesus.

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UGLY FOODS THROWN AWAY

fruit and vegetablesQuality foods grown with precious time and resources are thrown away because these foods do not look PERFECT to the buyer. A third of farmed fruits and good vegetables never reaches supermarket shelves because its misshaped or wrong size according to new research. Though billions of people starve everyday, these foods are not donated to people as Olio App does helping save good foods. It is a sad thing that a mere aesthetic shape of a nutritious food is thrown while people including children die from starvation. It is necessary to stop using these foods, provided by Almighty God to feed all the people as weapon of power to deny feeding people or those who can it turn into cooked food for the homeless. This is gone on for far too long as tonnes of perfect food is buried everyday but the human beings die from starvation. This is an issue can help save farmers from bankruptcy as their crops are wasted. No matter how perfect a food crop is, it is cut to shape or mashed depending on the recipe. Often finished food product served looks beautiful regardless of the shape before cooking. Food waste must stop because even hard-working people cannot afford expensive ingredients in the supermarkets anymore. Setting up a department for lower incomes to buy is frowned upon because of fear it might undercut profit margins if cheaper food is sold alongside “perfect glamourised” shapes selected in name of customers. It is argued customers “prefer” the perfect fruits and vegetables shapes only. But a lot of ordinary people struggling to feed their families do not mind the shape of an ingredient. Cooking foods or eating a misshaped fruit does not affect people in any way. It is unacceptable excuse so volunteers can organise the distribution to people listed to buy vegetable boxes regularly or receive it as the donations to homeless Charities to cook. There is more than enough food to feed all the people living on earth but this sort of actions deprives billions of food globally each day. It does not make any sense to throw good away because of its shape. .onions in fieldA University of Edinburgh study found more than 50 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables grown across Europe were discarded each year. This was in part because they did not “meet consumers’ expectations” of how they should look. The study was published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. It examined food loss and waste in European Economic Area and examined how much food was discarded each year before it reached the point of being sold. The researchers attributed losses to strict government regulations, supermarket high standard as well as customer expectations of how produce should look. They found that the farmers contracted to supermarkets typically grew more food than obliged to supply, to allow for a proportion that would not be deemed fit to sell. The researchers suggested that greater awareness among consumer movement towards shopping encourage the sale of more ugly vegetables. Stephen Porter, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences, said: “Encouraging people to be less picky about how their fruit and vegetables look could go a long way to cutting waste, reducing the impact of food production on the climate, and easing the food supply chain.” In recent times, UK supermarkets are making more space for increasing amounts of less-than-perfect produceLast year, Sainsbury’s campaign encourages use of blemished bananas, while Morrisons introduced a new “wonky” range that included avocados. Others, including Waitrose, Tesco and Asda, branched out into selling misshapen fresh items. A lot of unemployed people can organise sale of cheaper food produce schemes to help solve food waste. Billions of people starve everyday even in these advanced countries in Europe but food is thrown away everyday. The golden rule is to be each other’s keeper so feel good helping others and saving food from wastage. 

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