Food Products with Worms: What Else is New?
LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry…” (Colossians 3:5, the Holy Bible).
REMOVING GALL STONES WITH OPERATION? Here is a Facebook post about gall stones, so read on (I translated it from Filipino to English): “Gall stones, the natural way to dissolve them: Avoid eating oily foods. This is one reason why gall stones grow. My relatives obeyed this admonition, and they successfully removed their gall stones through urination and bowel movement.
“Women are most frequently afflicted with gall stones, whether they are possessed with healthy-looking bodies or not, and those who are thin. Women who take hormonal drugs or those who are currently in their reproductive ages. But men can also have gall stones.
“All of us have gall stones, and they can be small or big in size, and they maybe few or plentiful. One sign that we have gall stones is the sensation that we are like a balloon after eating much, and have a feeling that the food we ate cannot be digested. When this becomes serious, one will feel extreme pain in the region where the liver is located in the body.
PROCESS OF REMOVING GALL STONES NATURALLLY EXPLAINED: “A doctor who believes in natural methods to heal this disease gave the following advice on natural removal of gall stones: First, for five days, an interested person should drink four glasses of apple juice, or eat five apples. Apple softens the gall stones.
“On the sixth day, do not have dinner. At 6 in the evening on that day, drink one glass of lukewarm water which is laced with Epson salt (or magnesium sulfate). At 8 p.m., repeat this process, for magnesium opens up the gallbladder ducts.
“At 10 in the evening, thoroughly mix one-half cup of olive oil (or sesame oil) with one-half cup of fresh lemon juice and then drink it. Olive oil makes the gallstones quite slippery, enabling them to get out more easily. In the morning, one will see green stones in his stool.” I wonder what my doctor-friends will say about this. Anyway, there is no harm in trying, right? Especially if there is no money for operating on the gallstones.
FOOD PRODUCTS WITH WORMS: WHAT ELSE IS NEW? Have you seen the Facebook post which shows a can of a tuna flakes containing many white-colored worms? Many expressed disgust at the company that is said to have manufactured the tuna flakes, but then, I know things like this can happen. In my life as a lawyer helping the poor who have no money to hire lawyers, I came face to face with products containing live worms.
In fact, I have been suspended from my practice of law for three years simply because of my refusal (according to the Supreme Court) to keep quiet about the food products that contained live worms that were even eaten by those who were enticed to buy the canned food because of its very low price.
Indeed, how can someone like me keep quiet about a threat to public health such as this? What is more important, the reputation and business of the manufacturer whose product was found with worms, or the health of the people, particularly the poor Filipinos who will grab at products with low prices out of necessity?
A MILLION AND ONE REASONS TO BE SILENT: I am amazed that things like these continue to proliferate even up to now. This could only mean poor manufacturing processes, or inefficient government officials tasked to regulate the food processing and manufacturing industries. Or, perhaps, some government functionaries have been maintaining a code of silence for a million and one reasons, never mind if the health of the nation suffers?