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Pâté bread

Ingredients:
– All purpose flour
– Water
– Dry baking yeast
– Black seeds, fennel seeds, anise seeds, dried grapes, etc.

Method:
– Add the baking yeast (about 1/2 tea spoon for 300 gm flour) to the flour and, then, add water little by little and treat your dough meanwhile. The desired dough consistency is midway between tough and soft.
– Cover the dough and leave it to ferment for 1-3 hours.
– After the desired dough fermentation, treat the dough by your hand to make one large ball.
– Take handful of desired size from the dough and minimally shape it so that its surface would accommodate little of the tasty additions you like: olive, fennel seeds, etc.
– Do not use oil or flour while you cut your dough into small pieces.
– Put your pâté bread in the clean vessel as such.
– Cover the bread doughs, and leave them to rest for a few minutes.
– Preheat your oven to 250-280 C.
– Put the dough bread into the oven, and watch carefully.
The pâté bread is lighter and more tasty 🙂 Enjoy!

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Sweet cake with orange juice

Ingredients:
– 3 whole eggs
– About 2/3 cup sugar
– 4/5 cup vegetable (corn) oil
– 1 cup all purpose flour
– About 1/2 gm vanilla powder
– About 1 gm baking powder
– Juice of 1 orange

Method:
– In a suitable pot add the sugar, oil and eggs together and mix well.
– Add the vanilla to the mixture, and mix again.
– Add the flour and the baking powder to the contents in the pot and mix well. Use an electric mixer to have a good mixing, if possible.
– Add the orange juice, and mix again very well.
– Pour the contents into the oven vessel after covering its floor gently with few drops of vegetable oil.
– Preheat the oven to 180 C, and then put vessel with the raw cake into the oven. Watch carefully until the cake is nicely cooked and smells good.
This time we had 3 eggs (more than we did in the first try) and only one cup of flour (compared to 2 cups we had before), you will notice the cake this time is much lighter: a semi-sponge cake! Good appetite 🙂


 

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Tank dynamic model of disease – an interview –

Interviewer: Welcome to our program Mr. physician21.
Physician21: Thank you, Sir.
Interviewer: In your opinion, why is there a need for a model of disease?
Physician21: Well. There are indeed many views of disease that came up with the understanding of the disease process. In my new model I try to make use of all these views in one working model.
Interviewer: Great, then, let’s get closer to your model!
Physician21: The model considers the environmental variables, the physical elements including food and drinks, the emotional experiences and the personality.
Interviewer: Yes. Those 4 components are known to contribute to human health state. So, what is new in your model?
Physician21: The model assumes that everybody has a residual disease state at any point of time, and the disease is just an outbreak point of an already existing and ongoing process. The point is that one should take care to set that residual disease state as low as possible, so that such outbreaks would occur very infrequently.
Interviewer: What examples would you tell us in this respect?
Physician21: For example, the negative feelings such as hate and jealous, these are very inappropriate for one’s health. In the Islamic rituals, it is recommended for a sick person to give out money as alms or charity, and it is believed that this would directly or indirectly help cure the sick. This act can be understood in my model such that the act of giving money to the needy would creat a positive feeling or positive energy for the sick and the surrounding persons that would boost their readiness for cure and resolution.
Interviewer: So, your model emphasizes that health state comes from within the person, and encourages everybody to take care of naturally given health elements in those 4 discrete categories: environment, matter, emotions and personality.
Physician21: Yes, true. The process is very interesting and intricate. Everybody owns the keys for good health, just on realizing their proper use. The way one walks, talks, and behaves, all that speak either for or against the health state. So, one should be careful.
Interviewer: So, the progression of a disease state is largely controllable especially at its early beginning.
Physician21: Yes, of course.
Interviewer: You talked about positive and negative energy. is it the energy ‘halo’ of the body?
Physician21: Yes. According to physics matter can ultimately change to energy and both are interchangeable. Pictures, actions, meanings, thoughts, colors, sounds, clothes, objects and food can all take part in outshaping of the energy environment and feelings and, thus, health of the person.
Interviewer: Good. What about the biological and physio-chemical agents as disease causes in your model?
Physician21: These are called extraneous factors that may cause harm or not according to the basal disease or readiness of the person. So, they are not in the center of disease process in our model.
Interviewer: Thank you very much, Mr. physician21 for this great information.
Physician21: You are welcome, Sir. Thank you very much.

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Tank dynamic model of disease

tank dynamic model of disease

In science it is usual for a certain entity or process to describe a model that may describe, explain, or predict facts and phenomena concerning that natural entity or process. In this regard the disease process may not be an exception. Indeed, the disease process, and thence the cure method, is being regarded from several aspects that would complement each other in understanding the diseases and providing cure measures, or individually suggest an opinion that is not readily usable by other medical views.

In this essay, I shall present my own perception of the disease process with new name coinage, the tank dynamic model of disease.

1) What is a disease?

The disease is a deranged health status that can be subjective (addressed only by the person) or objective (addressed by the surrounding persons).

2) What are the basic common pillars of the disease?

The disease should have: 1- a complaint (picture), 2- a time onset, 3- a pattern, 4- a natural course, 5- opponents and proponents (things that oppose or favour), 6- cause(s), and 7- treatment(s).

3) What are the assumptions of this model of disease?

1. The disease is a dynamic process.

2. Everybody has a basal disease state at any point of time.

3. The matter and energy of an individual are interchangeable as explained by physics.

4. The disease ensues as an over flow of an already present and ongoing process in which a few unitary disease elements are in play, with or without the incidental superimposing an extraneous factor (a biological or a chemiophysical incident).

5. The unitary disease elements include: 1- sensual elements: environmental conditions and landscape, 2- emotional elements: fear, grave, happiness, hate, etc., 3- physical elements: exhaustion, tiredness, thirst, hunger, satiety, over- satiety, cold, hot, physical sexual overflood (stagnation), and 4- personal elements: shyness, honesty, intelligence (theoretical and social), sensitivity, etc.

6- The treatment of a disease condition comprises the timely and ordered measures according to the underlying contributing disease elements.

4) How is the disease process viewed in this model?

The disease has 3 phases: 1- preparatory phase, 2- shock or culmination phase, and 3- resettlement phase.

The disease may have one of 3 forms: 1- disease with mainly extraneous factor determinations (e.g. fever, malaise), 2- disease with mainly general physical phenomena (fatigue, fainting, hypertension, etc.), 3- disease with mainly neuropsychic phenomena (anxiety, depression, obsession, …). 

tank dynamic model of disease disease phases

5) How do the disease elements work?

The disease elements may work in triplets for many disease processes. Other more complicated disease elements’ contribution may be present.

6) Which diseases would you choose to explain as examples?

1. Bacterial sinusitis:

The disease elements can be: 1- physical stress (exhaustion, little food, little drinks, inability to properly clean the nose; e.g. lacking the hygiene paper tissue), 2- emotional feeling of pressure and shortage, and 3- environmental stress (hot, cold or dust). 

sinusitis tank dynamic model of disease 1

2. Renal colic 

renal colic tank dynamic model of disease 1

3. Fainting

fainting tank dynamic model of disease 1

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Snow ball bread

The name reflects the shape of the bread pieces that shows fine spikes on its surface. The key to make this bread is to have your dough a bit tough so that on shaping the bread pieces, we do not use either flour or oil 🙂 It tastes good and you may add very little sesame seeds, black seeds, etc. on top or inside your dough pieces.

Ingredients:

– All purpose flour

– Water

– Dry baking yeast

– Sesame seeds, black seeds, fennel seeds (optional)

Method:

– Add the dry baking yeast to your flour (about 1 gm/150 flour). Then, add water little by little and treat the dough until it is a bit tough.

– Cover the dough for some time (1-3 hours in average) until it is reasonably fermented)

– Shape your dough in round pieces without using flour or oil, you will notice a kind of fine spikes on the surface of the dough pieces, and put the pieces sequentially in a clean and dry baking vessel.

– Add very little sesame seeds, black seeds, fennel seeds, or whatever you like on top (optional)

– Preheat the oven to 200-250 C.

– Put your baking in the oven and watch carefully.

And enjoy 🙂

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Yoghurt bread

It has a quite different taste than the usual bread in which we use only water to bake our flour. In yoghurt bread we use milk yoghurt (liquid yoghurt) instead of water, indeed some water also in addition yoghurt I prefer to use so that the dough is little softer.
The ingredients:

– All purpose flour

– Milk yoghurt (liquid yoghurt)

– Some water

– Little vegetable oil

– Little black seed or fennel seeds or anise seeds (optional)

Method:

– In a suitable pot bake the amount of all purpose flour (about 250-300 gm), and add some dry baking yeast to it.

– Add yoghurt milk little by little until the consistency of your dough is quite tough. Then, add little water (about 1/4 glass) and treat your dough for a few minutes.

– Put little vegetable oil in your hand and add it to the dough and treat it again for a few minutes.

– Cover your dough, and let it ferment for about 30-45 minutes.

– Preheat your oven to 200-250 C.

– In a dry suitable vessel put 3 drops of vegetable oil and spread them on the floor. Then, put the dough in that vessel and flatten it surface by your fingers.

– Let it to rest for 15 minutes.

– Use a knife to mark your bake into pieces.

– Spread very little black seed, fennel or anise seed on the top (optional)

– Put your bake in the oven and watch as it is slowly baked.

Enjoy your yoghurt bread with hot drink, spread cheese, jam, or whatever you like 🙂