Archive for February, 2013

Impact of Caesarians and Formula on Infant Gut Flora

Impact of Caesarians and Formula on Infant Gut Flora

| February 26, 2013

A study entitled “Gut microbiota of healthy Canadian infants: profiles by mode of delivery and infant diet at 4 months” was published earlier this month in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). This study provides clear evidence for what many of us have known for some time: that the mode of birth, as well as […]

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The Art of Tea Brewing

The Art of Tea Brewing

| February 25, 2013

Tea making is the ancient practice and art of using hot water to draw out and release both the flavor as well as the myriad other beneficial and health promoting components of various different kinds of herbaceous materials. Although there are numerous legends associated with the origins of making tea, one of the most enduring […]

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Bees Detect Flowers’ Subtle Electrical Fields

Bees Detect Flowers’ Subtle Electrical Fields

| February 22, 2013

What remarkable and fantastic little creatures bees are! They’re such a vitally integral aspect of the environment. And due to their profound impact as pollinators on the fertility and productivity of plants, bees are of particularly crucial importance to the success of our food chain. A study published yesterday online in the magazine Science called […]

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Top 5 Natural Remedies For Your Holistic Medicine Cabinet

Top 5 Natural Remedies For Your Holistic Medicine Cabinet

| February 20, 2013

Over the years, as I’ve learned more about holistic methods of treating illnesses and injuries and applied what I’ve learned practically, the contents of my medicine cabinet have evolved significantly. Nowadays, rather than a slew of pharmacy purchased over the counter products and medications, the vast majority of what you’d find if you took a […]

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The Perfect Formula for Healthy Gorgeous Houseplants

The Perfect Formula for Healthy Gorgeous Houseplants

| February 18, 2013

Ok, I admit it. I’m kind of a houseplant nut! I just love growing, tending to and being surrounded by green things, both outdoors and in. So the number of potted plants in my house at any one time is often more than a couple of dozen. I’ve been cultivating indoor plants for most of […]

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I’ve Been Invited to Speak at the Mother Earth News Fair!

I’ve Been Invited to Speak at the Mother Earth News Fair!

| February 15, 2013

Very exciting news! I’ve just this week been invited to be a speaker at the upcoming Mother Earth News Fair taking place in Puyallup, WA this June! According to their website, the anticipated attendance at this event is 15,000 humans! Although there are multiple stages at the venue, (so there’ll be multiple presentations going on […]

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Am I a Modern Day Heretic?

Am I a Modern Day Heretic?

| February 13, 2013

The other day, just as I do every few weeks to say hello and catch up, I phoned my dad who lives quite some distance from me and is turning 90 this year. Fortunately my father’s mind is as sharp as ever and he’s in remarkably good shape for a man his age. He’s always […]

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Soil Demineralization and Remineralization

Soil Demineralization and Remineralization

| February 11, 2013

Due to the petrochemical-driven industrialized factory farming agricultural techniques that have been used so rampantly on vast amounts of land in recent times, soils the world over have become drastically depleted of many trace and macro minerals, as well as other nutrients, during the past century. Studies show that the nutrient content, and particularly the […]

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Dental Cavitations and Their Impact on Systemic Health

Dental Cavitations and Their Impact on Systemic Health

| February 8, 2013

Cavitations We’re all familiar with cavities, also known as dental caries or tooth decay. But there’s another condition associated with oral pathology with which many people, and surprisingly even many dentists, are completely unfamiliar. This condition is called a ‘cavitation.’ A cavitation is an unhealed hole within the jawbone, usually located at the base of […]

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Food Sovereignty – MUST SEE VIDEO

Food Sovereignty – MUST SEE VIDEO

| February 7, 2013

A couple of days ago I was sent a link to a series of 4 brief but powerful videos, embedded below, featuring an interview with a very wise and insightful woman by the name of Claire Hope Cummings. Claire Hope Cummings is an environmental journalist whose primary areas of focus include the political, environmental, social, […]

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WA State I-522 Labeling of GMOs

WA State I-522 Labeling of GMOs

| February 1, 2013

Turns out I live in one of the most politically progressive states in the US! In Washington state: raw milk is legal for human consumption and is available for sale in a variety of retail stores small quantities of cannabis are now legal to possess and use for recreational purposes medical marijuana has been legal […]

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