1) Lapis Lazuli Light – its founder Dr. Chiu-Nan Lai (雷久南博士,琉璃光养生世界创办人)The founder of Lapis Lazuli Light, Chiu-Nan Lai, Ph.D. holds a doctorate in Chemistry from M.I.T. She did cancer research at the University of Texas M.D Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute for ten years. She lectures frequently around the world on cancer prevention and treatment. Dr. Lai promotes the concept of total health of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of a person as well as the environment. A person’s health depends on the health of the planet. She combines the essence of Chinese and Western medical knowledge in her thirty years of study and research to teach people how to prevent and deal with sickness. In response to many requests from individuals and organizations for information on healing, Lapis Lazuli Light, a global information network, was created in 1993. Within a short time, the network has spread to various states of the U.S, Canada, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia. Lapis Lazuli Light publishes a quarterly magazine (www.lapislazulilight.com) and various books on total health.
Books by Chiu-Nan Lai:
- The Pursuit of Life, Total Health of Body, Mind and Spirit (English and Chinese)
- Dr. Lai’s Recommended Diet (English and Chinese)
- 100 Questions and Answers on Total Health (Chinese)
- Restoring the Bliss of the Body (Chinese)
- Restoring the Bliss of Mind (Chinese)
- Dr. Lai’s Health Tips (English and Chinese)
2) Lapis Lazuli Light: total health of body, mind & spirit (琉璃光-身心灵整体健康)
The concept of total health of body, mind and spirit:-
One’s with high-state of spiritual mind is able to comprehend the profound meaning & the truth of the universe 灵性高者,智慧特强, 可深远的了解宇宙生命真相
High energy foods 高能量食物
The implementation of total health of Body, Mind & Spirit:-
- Eat the RIGHT food
- A natural, partly raw clean diet is the basis of a healthful lifestyle
- Nature is both cleansing and nourishing. One wishes to stay healthy in body & mind needs to visit nature more frequently
- Cultivate the body & mind through meditation, Qi Gong, Yoga and Visualization practices are the best ways to release negative emotion and relax the distracted mind.
- Be generous & do good deeds, be thankful and forgiving, praying and repenting. Do not kill and be compassionate thus to improve one’s inner communication.
身 – 通过正确的饮食
心 - 锻炼身心,静坐,气功,瑜伽,观想的锻炼可安住散乱的心
灵 - 行善,祷告,祝福,忏悔,以不杀为根本,增长慈悲心,提高灵性
3) Lapis Lazuli Light Society Malaysia 马来西亚琉璃光养生世界
Lapis Lazuli Light Society Malaysia had moved to Bangsar Baru on 2nd January 2011 and it’s behind McDonald’s and in front of BHP petrol station. The address of the centre is as follows:
Tel: 03-2283 6220
The working hours of the centre are from 10.00am to 5.00pm, Tuesdays to Sundays and it is closed on Mondays and public holidays.
4) Lapis Lazuli Light: Why eat raw foods? 生食的好处
Fresh foods are rich in enzymes. Enzymes help to breakdown larger molecules, such as starch and fat. Enzymes become inactive with heat, above 60oC or 140oF. Cooked foods are lack of enzymes, and therefore cannot be fully digested. The residues remain in the intestine will be rotten. Eating only cooked food over long periods can cause the growth of all kinds of tumors.
Out of twenty amino acids in foods, eight are essential to maintain life. Two are heat sensitive and of these, one enhances the memory while the other one contributes to energy and vitality. Cancer and other chronic diseases are caused by “poor resistance”, that is, by abnormalities in immune system.
Fresh vegetables and fruit juices can quickly clean away excessive acidic waste in the body and replenish the body with minerals and vitamins.
5) Lapis Lazuli Light: Vegetarian diet & the health of the planet
Earth now has limited resources, especially fossil fuel, fertile soil and clean water. We also know that there are many people who do not have enough foods to eat. Is this due to lack of foods or poor distribution? The issue is not lack of foods but a waste of the planet’s resources. Using grains to feed cattle, sheep and hogs is very wasteful. On the average it takes seven pounds of grains to get one pound of meat. Beef is even more wasteful. One pound of beef requires 16 pounds of soy beans.
In order to increase crop yields, large quantities of chemical fertilizers and pesticides are used. This not only pollutes the soil, but also uses fossil fuel (Chemical fertilizers and pesticides are by-products of fossil fuel). At the same time, poisoned fertile soil cannot regenerate. Every year much topsoil is lost. As production decreases every year, more and more chemical fertilizers are used, causing a vicious cycle.
Water is another precious resource. Water for drinking and farming becomes scarcer every year. The production of meat uses a lot of water. One pound of beef takes 2500 gallons of water, and one pound of soy bean takes only 1/10 to 1/3 of that. Fifty percent of water consumption in the U.S is used for meat production. Our dietary habits on a small scale affect our health, while on the large scale, the health of our life support system, the EARTH. Therefore, we should give it serious thought and adopt vegetarian diet in our daily lives in order to resolve the above crises.
6)Lapis Lazuli Light: Natural Vegetarian Food Is The Best Medicine天然素食是最佳良药
When an agricultural society becomes an industrial society, not only lifestyle has been changed, but food habits have also been changed drastically. In the past, meat and fish were available only during special occasions; but now they are eaten every day. White sugar used to be a luxury food, now it can be bought anytime. Brown rice and whole wheat are replaced with white rice and white flour. In a short twenty to thirty years, these diet changes have affected health conditions in general. Heart diseases, diabetes, cancer, excess weight and premature aging are now common. It has now been proven that proper vegetarian food not only can prevent disease but can also cure disease.
Henry Bieler, M.D., wrote in his book “Food is Your Best Medicine”: “Allopathic medicine invariably has side effect. Food, on the other hand does not have this problem.” His recommendation for food is to eat more fresh vegetables and whole grains, and to avoid refined foods and meat.
7) Lapis lazuli light: Refined sugar and molasses白糖与糖蜜
Sugar is not only responsible for tooth-decay, but robs vitamin B from the body, disturbs calcium metabolism, and has a deleterious effect of the nervous system. Doctors have found that children who are allowed to have all the sweets they want become irritable and nervous. Once the sweets are removed, they are again well-behaved and poised. In the world of adults, nervousness, periodic depression, suspicion and even nervous breakdowns can be attributed to the eating of sugar. One of the most popular “myths” regarding sugar is the belief that it is an “energy food”. Actually, white sugar is not a food, but a catalyst for burning what the body already has. Its effect on the body is very much like that of alcohol.
Molasses: It is the by-product of making white sugar.
Sugar cane is actually a grass, nutritious if eaten whole. In the making of white sugar, all the nutritious parts, vitamins and minerals are concentrated in the molasses, including vanadium. Vanadium can help the breakdown of cholesterol. Those with high cholesterol can take one tablespoonful of molasses per day.
8) Lapis Lazuli Light: Refined salt 精盐（白盐）
Is refined salt suitable for seasoning?
All the organic sodium chlorides the body needs can be found in raw vegetables. Salt not only slows down the digestion, but also increases the burden on the kidney. Varicose veins and hardening of arteries are the results of an excessive intake of salt.
Natural sea salt is a substitute for refined salt
Natural sea salt contains 92 kinds of important dietary minerals, classified as trace elements, which can pass through human body’s membrane and cell wall freely, therefore they can be absorbed easily by the human body, achieve balance of electrolyte, and have the effect of energizing body.
9) Lapis Lazuli Light: Miso – natural seasoning rich in vitamin B12 味噌
There are many varieties of miso, made of soybeans, barley, buckwheat or rice. It is rich in vitamin B12, one of the best sources for vegetarians. Miso also contains as enzyme that can help the body eliminate radioactive compounds.
During the Second World War, when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the people at the Macrobiotic hospital survived. The director told everyone to take miso straight, immediately after the bombing. The Catholic hospital next door had many casualties.
In order to utilize the enzyme, add miso just before serving. It can replace salt or soy sauce for seasoning.
10.Lapis Lazuli Light: Eggs raise blood cholesterol and promote heart disease被过分宣传的蛋
What are the symptoms of aluminium poisoning? The initial reaction is flatulence, upset stomach, constipation and tiredness. If continued, one will notice backache, pressure in the chest and depression. Over long term Exposure, it can lead to Alzeheimer’s disease. It is difficult to detect aluminium poisoning, because it shows up differently in different people. It will show up first in the weakest link, such as liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, heart, etc. It will also damage the nervous system.
Use of a aluminium cookware in heating water, rice and vegetables is not the only source of poisoning. Drinking aluminium canned beverages can also expose one to it. Usually, the symptoms are reduced within about two months after stopping intake of aluminium. Taking vitamin C can speed up the elimination.
17) Lapis Lazuli Light: The Effect Of Cooking Fuel On Food燃料对食物的影响
Dr. Rudolf Hauschka in “Nutrition” compares the biological effect of water boiled in different cookware and using different cooking fuel. To test the effects of fuel on living systems, water was boiled in glassware for twenty minutes with different fuels. The water was then cooled to room temperature and used to water wheat seeds. The growth of wheat seedlings and roots was measured after ten days. The fuels used in the experiment were electricity, gas, coal, wood and straw. The control group was watered with unheated water. The results are as follows:
Wheatgrass grew the least with electrically boiled water, even less than unheated water. Gas flame-cooked water produced the next shortest sprouts, but similar to the control. Coal-cooked water produced slightly taller sprouts than gas flame-cooked water. Straw flame-cooked water produced the tallest sprouts, taller than wood flame-cooked water.
在赫思嘉博士（Dr. Rudolf Hauschka）所著《营养》(Nutrition) 一书中，说明炊具与燃料对生物的作用。实验方法是将水盛在玻璃器皿中，用不同的燃料煮沸二十分钟，然后将水冷却到室温，再用这种水来培植小麦芽，十天后测量麦苗和根的长度。
28) Lapis Lazuli Light: What to eat 三餐吃什么
A natural, clean diet is the basis of a healthful lifestyle. Choose plant foods grown without pesticide by natural farming methods. All parts of the plants should be part of the diet: roots, stems, leaves, fruits, seeds and flowers. Sea vegetables and plants of all colours should be eaten.
One can add a little oil, such as olive oil, sesame oil, sunflower seed oil, or coconut oil. Cold-pressed or expeller-pressed oil are the best. Avoid oil extracted with chemicals. Whenever possible, use seasonal local product.
Carrots, beets, burdock, turnip, lily bulbs, sweet potato, lotus root, Chinese wild yam, ginseng, etc.
Kohlrabi, celery, asparagus, bamboo shoots, water chestnut, horsetail, etc.
Leafy types of foods:
Spinach, cabbage, lettuce, Chinese greens, Napa cabbage, etc.
Flowers types of foods:
Broccoli, cauliflower, tiger lily, squash flower, chrysanthemum, rose petal, sweet olive flowers, etc.
Fruit types of foods:
All varieties of squash, beans, bell pepper, hot pepper, corn, eggplant, tomato, lycidium berries and all kinds of fruits like apples, oranges, pears, mangoes, etc.
Seed types of foods:
All grains, such as rice, wheat, millet, pearl barley, rye, barley, buckwheat, sesame, sunflower seeds, nuts, spices such as fennel, Sichuan pepper, black and white pepper, nutmeg, etc.
31) Lapis Lazuli Light: Different people require different foods
Those born in the winter
They have more “yin” or “cold” constitution. They prefer cold foods, salt, eggs, sugar, processed foods, soft and liquid foods. The recommendation for winter people is to eat less salt, avoid fasting, eat less of cold and raw foods. Eat more root vegetables, naturally sweet vegetables such as carrots, squash, sea vegetables, rice, millet and buckwheat, and hot soup with ginger.
Those born in the spring
They like sweets, milk products, fruits, salad, cakes and liquid. They should eat more of dried foods, dark green vegetables, less liquid, warm foods, quick stir-fried vegetables such as squash, brown rice, millet and buckwheat.
They like meat, sugar, alcohol, fruits, fried foods, salt and spices and tend to overeat. These people should eat more of the fresh raw vegetables, sour fruits, corn, barley, sea vegetables, white vegetables, less oil and less food.
Those born in the autumn
They like simple food, salty taste, animal protein, coffee, bread and dry roasted foods. These people should eat more variety, moist foods, soup, sweet vegetables and hot foods. They should avoid cold drinks and cold foods.