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We are happy to let you know that this month Lagu Damai Foundation is celebrating 13 years of social-educational activities in Indonesia. The Lagu Damai Foundation which in Indonesian means “Song of Peace” has been involved in community projects ranging from sponsoring local youth, environment education and internships to permaculture trainings. In order to celebrate, we have prepared a video which recounts the story of our work through the heart.

“At the base of our programs is the Heart energy and that means all our programs are based on the Heart, Empowerment, leading to Self-esteem”, founder and long term volunteer Dr. Margret Rueffler.

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At #Jiwa Damai we cherish various orchid types. Some are grown directly on a tree trunk, more the smaller and wild type and others we grow in our coco nut shells, which can be hung individually in different areas.

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The combination of #lemon and #bakingsoda has 10,000 times stronger effect than chemotherapy! Why was this fact kept as a secret? Being totally aware of the powerful properties lemon provides is completely opposite to the interest some world organizations have. For that reason, we recommend you share this article and help a friend who needs it!

Do you have any idea what’s the recent number of deaths caused by the fact that this is being kept secret, in order to protect large corporations?

Numerous studies have proven the anti-cancer properties of lemon. Lemon also provides other benefits, including its strong power in treating cyst and tumors.lemon and baking soda

Lemons have the power to cure cancer, since it has been tested on all cancer types. Adding baking soda makes it even more powerful, because baking soda brings pH to normal level.

Lemon also has potent antimicrobial effect in treating bacterial and fungal infections. It is effective in the fight against internal parasites and it regulates blood pressure. Lemon is beneficial for the nervous system as well – it is a powerful antidepressant, reducing stress and calming nerve crises.

One of the largest drug manufacturers claims that 20 laboratory experiments, conducted since 1970 until recently, proved that:

Lemon destroys cancer cells in 12 cancer types. It prevents metastasis of cancer cells and it is 10 000 stronger than drugs like Adriamycin, chemotherapy and narcotic products.

What is more interesting is the fact that the combination of lemon extract and baking soda destroys cancer cells only, without harming healthy cells and tissues.

The experiments have shown that patients diagnosed with cancer should drink lemon juice and a teaspoon of baking soda. This treatment can not cure the disastrous side effects of chemotherapy.

The best way to be sure that lemons are organic without any chemicals used is to grow this fruit in your own garden or in a pot. Organic lemons are 100 times more efficient than lemons cultivated with chemical fertilizers and treated with chemicals. (more…)

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What do you know about the powerful attributes of lemons?

1.      Lemons are alkalizing for the body: Lemons are acidic to begin with but they are alkaline-forming on body fluids helping to restore balance to the body’s pH.

2.      Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work against infections like the flu and colds.

3.      Your liver loves lemons: “The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile,” says Jethro Kloss in his book Back to Eden. Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of water in the morning is a great liver detoxifier.

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4.      Cleans your bowels: Lemons increase peristalsis in the bowels, helping to create a bowel movement thus eliminating waste and helping with regularity. Add the juice of one lemon to warm water and drink first thing in the morning. (more…)

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The #vitaminC in lemon juice (and lime juice) is a powerful #antioxidant. It travels through the body neutralizing any free #radicals with which it comes into contact. Free radicals can interact with the healthy cells of the body, causing damage to the cell. Depending on the cell, the results can be inflammation or disease. Vitamin C has been shown to be helpful for reducing the inflammation caused by #arthritis.

In addition to its anti-inflammatory properties, lemon juice has been long used as an antiscorbutic (to fight scurvy), an astringent, a diuretic (faor water loss) and a febrifuge (to lower fevers).
• Lemon juice in hot water has long been taken as a daily laxative and preventative (hot lemon water is offered at the best spas).
• Lemon juice and honey is used by some as a cold remedy.
• Some people feel it prevents the common cold, although Vitamin C in pill form may be the better way to go, as daily doses of straight lemon juice can erode teeth enamel.

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Origin of lemon

The origin of the lemon has not yet been determined, although science suggests it may be northwestern India, where they have been cultivated for more than 2,500 years. Arab traders brought the lemons to the Middle East and Africa sometime after 100 C.E. It is believed to have been introduced into southern Italy around 200 C.E.; and was being cultivated in Egypt and in Sumer, the southern portion of Mesopotamia a few centuries later.

At first, lemons were not widely cultivated as food: It was largely an ornamental plant (as were tomatoes), until about the 10th century. The Arabs introduced the lemon into Spain in the 11th century, and by 1150, the lemon was widely cultivated in the Mediterranean. Crusaders returning from Palestine brought it to the rest of Europe. (more…)

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Mirka, our lovely Lithuanian volunteer it holding up one of our gigantic jackfruits weighing in at 5 kg. Jackfruit is extremely versatile. We use it, cut into small pieces, still green, as an aromatic vegetable full of minerals and vitamins. As a ripe fruit with its beautiful yellow small fruits nestled in its housing it makes an incredible refreshing desert or just like this. At Jiwa Damai we also remove the kernels inside each saffron yellow small fruit and we dry it in our dehydrator.

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The final day of the 24 day #yoga teacher training, the  completion as well as now receiving the certificate , was celebrated with chants, dance  and music around a fire at our #JiwaDamai fireplace in the middle of the jungle.

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Our 7 day introduction to #Permaculture through the Heart in October began its third day hands on with a close encounter with our compost production, the heart of our #permaculture garden.

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Yoga Teacher Training

We just completed a 24 day long Sadhana #Yoga teacher training at #JiwaDamai. The 28 participants underwent a wonderful to observe growth process during this time. It is quite an intensive training, beginning at 6 am in the morning and ending at 8 pm in the evening. It is such a pleasure to see the changes happening over a period of 24 days.

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