Dos and Don’ts Articles vs Bongo Readers

People are such hypocrites jamani. They preach we should do this and that, you do it wanakuita kichaa. Maskini Michael Jackson has been listening to them so much that he has decided to live in an oxygen tank and as the whole world believes – hata ule mchezo wa mama na baba nasikia ni mwiko. They say ati yeye anafanya mchezo wa baba na mtoto – well, it hasn’t been written anywhere or preached anywhere that it’s hazardous to ones health. Lakini wa baba na mama – we all know it kuna umeme and the likes – you know. Brotha really does listen to what it preached I tell you. He has been abiding by their speech, instead of applausing wanamuita Whacky. Infact he should have been dubbed KNIGHT of something halafu awe mfano wetu wote.

Haya, getting to the point sasa, a friend was kind enough to forward a whole bunch of us an article – the ones that preach about the dos and don’ts; the rights and wrongs; the healthy and unhealthy, si unazijua tena, “don’t drink water, don’t sit under the sun, don’t drink alcohol, don’t have sex, don’t party, don’t eat meat, don’t eat starch, don’t eat greens …” Nashangaa mpaka sasa nobody has said “don’t breath air.” Lakini we are heading there. Atatokea someone from some Ozone Layer group campaigning on saving the layer – solution “nobody breath – and our Earth will be saved!!!” Sasa sijui nani atabaki hai kui-enjoy baada ya wote kukosa hewa na kufa. I mean, not everybody can afford an oxygen tank, you know. Unless maybe you are lucky enough to get the chance to sue Michael Jackson.

Anyway, I ‘m sure somebody else would come up with a “don’t waste oxygen,” once oxygen tanks are put to so-called good use. Anyway, the article that was sent by my shoga, I must say is quite insightful. Sasa my shoga’s husband had a very interesting view towards the article. Brotha akaitolea donge lake lote! Herewith is the said article and right under is my shoga’s husband’s angry and valid retort … …

News from Johns Hopkins:
1. No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave.
Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well.

Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer:
Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don’t freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain his health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn’t bad but you don’t know what is in the paper. It’s just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware etc.

He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

My shoga’s husband’s response … …. ….:
“Did this come from the same people that say, ’sugar is bad, salt is bad, milk is bad, carbs are bad, protein is bad, seafood is really baaad, eggs are bad, Smoking is bad, alcohol is bad, soda is bad, coffee is bad, tea is bad, ice cream is bad, red meat is really really bad.’ I refuse to be terrorized by these know-it-all types. I grew up on ugali asubuhi, ugali mchana, ugali jioni. The only variation on that routine would be uji in the morning and maybe ubwabwa on Christmas and Eid. Ok, that’s a slight exaggeration, but all the same my eye-sight is 20/20, I have all my original teeth and according to my doctor at the last physical, I am as healthy as I could be… Thank GOD. I mean, the Masai eat raw meat, raw meat, people!!!!!!!!!! I hope some people smarter than me can back me up on this one… I think the secret (which is no secret), is using, drinking, eating all these things in moderation…. Do I hear an AMEN?”


~ by saharasoulfood on November 5, 2006.

3 Responses to “Dos and Don’ts Articles vs Bongo Readers”

  1. You get a Halelujah Amen for that, i live by the too much of everything is harmful rule,too much don’ts included. A moderate portion of everything is the way to go

  2. Why deny yourself a pleasure? there is a time for meat, a time for food — real food – not the stuff you get from fast food shops, a time to love and a time to party. Problem is people only do or overdo one of these at a time and do pretty nothing much else of the others. Kama wala, unaparty, una-jig jig too much halafu hata time ya kusoma magazeti, vitabu and kusabahi friends and relatives hamna, then uanze kupunguza vingine.

    Truthfully, everything we do in life is dangerous and can be fun or enjoyable at the same time. Getting the right balance is the eternal struggle of man na meri as they say in Papua New Guinea

    Enjoy every moment you have, love hard, live hard, cry hard when needed, and laugh hardest. You won.t regret it ever.

  3. I agree with you Tony!! Lol.

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