Sunday, July 4, 2010

Bring Them Home

Praying for your safe return to Canadian soil Mom and Cathy!
Thanks for the pictorial tour of your final day in Munich.
We're glad you could enjoy it.
Classical music street side - grand piano and all! 

'Home' for the last few days in Germany
Oh no!  Another one of those statutes come to life!

Mother and daughter enjoy a final beautiful day outside in Munich - 
then it's home at the hotel to pack for the flight home.  
There have been so many fascinating facets to our journey - not the least of which is a wealth of information on simple & easy ways to be more conscious about fighting cancer.  
Gleanings about Green Tea for instance:
"Green Tea Blocks Tissue Invasion and Angiogenesis:

Green tea, for example, which grows in particularly humid climates, contains numerous polyphenols called catechins.  One of these, epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG, is one the most powerful nutritional molecules against the formation of new blood vessels by cancerous cells.  After two or three cups of green tea, EGCG is plentiful in the blood.  It spreads throughout the body by means of capillary vessels.  They surround and feed every cell in the body.  EGCG settles on the surface of each cell and blocks the switches (the "receptors") whose function is to set off the signal that allows the penetration of neighboring tissue by foreign cells, such as cancer cells. EGCG is also capable of blocking receptors that issue commands for the creation of new vessels. Once the receptors are blocked by EGCG molecules, they no longer respond to the orders that cancer cells send through inflammation factors to invade tissue and to make the new vessels needed for tumor growth.

Green tea also acts as a detoxifer for the body.  It activates mechanisms in the liver that can then eliminate cancerous toxins from the body more rapidly.  In mice, it has been shown to block the effects of chemical carcinogens responsible for breast, lung, esophageal, stomach, and colon cancer."

"Anticancer: A New Way of Life" by David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D.

..... and the NEXT time we visit Germany.....
 perhaps we can explore another C world together!  :)

The Move to Munich

Sister Cath sent me these photos from her iphone.  It seems Mom has recovered enough to amble through the downtown.  It's a bustling - lovely place as the following visuals will attest....
Lunch today at Hotel Exquisit in Munich...
Aww, Mom?  ( & Cath too:) --- you're looking so good!
Green Tea on Tap!
The window sill box that stopped Mom in her tracks on the way back to the hotel room
Mom and I saw a store front window full of these traditional outfits in Penzberg.  It was a little side excursion to that knitting store with Victor the cab-driver.  He saw us admiring them and asked somewhat incredulously if I would actually wear such a thing in public.... :)
I think it would be FUN.  Can't you picture it now?  Running wildly in the backyard with the grandkids singing the Cuckoo song??
I'll bet any one of Mom's 33 grandkids could busk in Munich and make a killing. 

It's a fun time to be in the city centre (or anywhere in Germany) during their run for the top in World Cup Soccer.  Cathy had this to say about the celebratory state of the downtown:

Listen to the Mozart Cafe below our hotel window. There was a large 

crowd watching the game and it was fun hearing them erupt with each 
goal. The streets were loaded with cheering and cars honking and 
partying until the wee hours of the night. Felix, our waitor here at 
the hotel was noticeably red eyed and tired from all his partying last 
night.  When we exchanged good morning greeting we had a good laugh 
about him being up to late Partying. He said a particular street here 
in Munich was loaded with people celebrating!