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Why I Haven’t Owned a Television Since 2002

Why I Haven’t Owned a Television Since 2002

| October 9, 2013

Toward the end of 2001, after much contemplation and a wonderful exploratory visit to California, I made a decision to relocate from the eastern seaboard and move cross country to live on the west coast. When I arrived at my new home out west in early 2002, I made a conscious choice at that point […]

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Where Do Our Food Dollars Go?

Where Do Our Food Dollars Go?

| May 12, 2013

Here are some questions I’ve been asking myself, and wonder if you’ve been asking them too: Where do I do my food shopping? Where does the majority of the food I eat come from? Do I frequent farmers markets? Better yet, am I growing and/or raising some of my own food? Do I participate in […]

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Water: the Quintessence of Life

Water: the Quintessence of Life

| May 2, 2013

Splashing and coursing between the banks of mighty rushing rivers, curling and crashing in powerful spiral waves along the shores of vast oceans and seas, or bubbling forth from pristine mountain springs, water flows throughout our world and is clearly a ubiquitous and utterly essential element for all life on earth. Water streams throughout our […]

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Salmon – Buy Wild Caught or Don’t Buy It At All

Salmon – Buy Wild Caught or Don’t Buy It At All

| April 25, 2013

Today I’m excited to share that an article I wrote is being featured as a guest post at Real Food Forager! The other day I watched an incredibly moving documentary entitled Salmon Confidential, (linked below) which reveals some of the shocking controversies surrounding the practice of salmon farming in British Columbia, Canada. The film documents […]

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Bees’ Brains, Pesticides, Big Agra & Big Pharma

Bees’ Brains, Pesticides, Big Agra & Big Pharma

| March 28, 2013

Bees are Dying, the Planet is Polluted, and People are Sick! Honeybees are among our most important pollinators, and are vital to the production of much of our world’s food supply. Studies on bees and bee behavior have shown that not only are these incredible insects able to navigate miles away from their hives to […]

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Autism Statistics Now 1 in 50: Why the Alarming Increase?

Autism Statistics Now 1 in 50: Why the Alarming Increase?

| March 20, 2013

If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you know that what interests me most is the investigation and understanding the underlying root causes of ill health, and finding ways of addressing and resolving them. So today when I read that the CDC had recently released its latest data indicating that the rate […]

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The Oral-Systemic Body Health Connection

The Oral-Systemic Body Health Connection

| March 15, 2013

Tomorrow, Saturday March 16, I’ll be giving a presentation in Redmond WA on the connection between oral health and the systemic health of the body. Below is a brief overview of a few of the subjects I’ll be addressing in this talk. The health of our teeth and gums can have a profound effect on […]

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Detoxification – From the Outside In

Detoxification – From the Outside In

| March 12, 2013

Each and every day presents us with a new opportunity to make better, more conscious choices that result in a healthier, cleaner and greener life – not only for ourselves and our families, but also for the wider planet at large. Household Cleaners One very important and practical way of doing this is for us […]

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Personal and Planetary Purification and Transformation

Personal and Planetary Purification and Transformation

| March 9, 2013

It was back in 1972 during NASA’s Apollo 17 mission to the moon that the classic photograph of the earth from space, known as the “Blue Marble,” was first taken. The effect that this iconic image – that of a deep cobalt blue sphere swathed in copious wisps of white clouds, set against the inky […]

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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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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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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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Vaccine Insanity

Vaccine Insanity

| January 21, 2013

  Warning: Rant Alert!! What’s with all this hype about flu shots?? There are a couple of prominently placed drug stores in my town, both of which have large digital signs out front advertising the flu shots they’re selling. Not only that, but there are even more conventional signs and banners strung outside these stores […]

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The Turning

The Turning

| December 20, 2012

The Turning A solstice marks a turning. It is a time when, depending on the hemisphere, the days have reached either their longest or shortest length of the entire year. At the point of solstice the planet’s revolution about the sun continues its traverse in such a way that the hemisphere experiencing the shortest day […]

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Unfathomable

Unfathomable

| December 17, 2012

My perception of the harrowing, devastating and unfathomable occurrence last week in Newtown CT, where the lives of so many adults and innocent children were taken so violently in a matter of moments by a madman, is that it is nothing short of a blaring alarm. Yet another in a growing and deeply disturbing series […]

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12•12•12 – Big Picture Brain Dump

12•12•12 – Big Picture Brain Dump

| December 12, 2012

Twelve ~ Twelve ~ Twelve Big Picture Brain Dump During the past several weeks, this website, with it’s huge list of sub-categories, has turned into a major brain dump for me. I honestly had no idea when I first decided to create the site that it would turn out this way. It’s as if it […]

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Purification

Purification

| December 8, 2012

Purification Since I chose the word ‘purify’ to use in the title of my book on detoxification, I’ve done some contemplation and investigation into the meaning of the word purification, and have given much thought to how it may apply to we humans as we journey through this life. It seems that for a very […]

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Human Health

Human Health

| December 7, 2012

Human Health is dependent on: • the Energetics underlying material manifestation • the quality of the Earth’s Elements • Non-industrialized, Sustainable Agricultural practices • Food Sovereignty to choose the most nutrient dense, uncontaminated foods • the Health of the Soil in which our food is grown • the Health of the Plant based foods we […]

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Category Mania!

Category Mania!

| December 6, 2012

Categories Galore! When I first set out to create this blog I never envisioned that it would turn out the way it did, with such a huge list of sub-categories! As I began to build the site I found there were more and more subjects I wanted to include. And today there are well over […]

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Supporters of GMO Labeling

Supporters of GMO Labeling

| December 3, 2012

Below is another graphic showing those companies supporting and opposing the mandatory labeling of GMO ingredients in our food supply> Click on the image to enlarge:   To see another graphic of those supporting GMO labeling scroll down to see the second pie chart on this page: http://organicconsumersfund.org/label/prop-37-funders.cfm  Vote with your money when making purchases […]

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Corporate Opponents of GMO Labeling

Corporate Opponents of GMO Labeling

| December 1, 2012

Click on the link below to check out a Comprehensive Boycott Guide, compiled by Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper, listing all the parent companies (including their numerous corresponding sub-company brands) that oppose labeling of GMO foods and contributed financially to defeat CA Prop 37 – mandatory labeling of foods containing GMOs: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_26638.cfm For a more graphic depiction of […]

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Commodity Based Agriculture

Commodity Based Agriculture

| November 28, 2012

Our Corn, Soy and Canola Based Food Supply    Three of the largest food commodities, upon which a tremendous amount of our conventional food supply is based, are corn, soy and canola. Toxin Laden, Nutrient Depleted Foods and Processed Food Ingredients These same three crops, because they’re almost always industrially raised, are among those that […]

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Debunking the No-Fat Low-Fat Mythos

Debunking the No-Fat Low-Fat Mythos

| November 26, 2012

The Fat-Free Dietary Debacle   We’ve been massively misled – nay, outright lied to – about the dangers and lack of benefit of consuming traditional, saturated animal fats. The truth is that as long as they’re derived from animals that are raised and fed properly, such fats actually very healthy for us. This whole business […]

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Environmental Working Group – EWG

Environmental Working Group – EWG

| November 20, 2012

The Environmental Working Group, or EWG, is an excellent informational and educational resource for anyone interested in learning more about the toxic burden imposed on our bodies and on the earth by the thousands of poisonous industrial chemicals present on the planet today. Using their website as a guide is a fantastic way to help […]

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Awakening

Awakening

| November 17, 2012

Cultivating greater and greater levels of awareness and consciousness about the truth of what’s detrimentally affecting human health here on planet earth in the 21st century.   Photo credit Photo credit    

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Root Causes of Chronic Diseases

Root Causes of Chronic Diseases

| November 12, 2012

  What are the underlying, root causes behind the epidemic of chronic degenerative illness afflicting modern humanity?   Imbalances Disruption of Homeostasis Caused by: Malnourishment due to diminished nutrient density of foods Industrial toxicity Impure water Dehydration Compromised digestive function Fatigue Chronic Stress Exposure to EMFs Lack of: Movement Sleep Grounding Connectivity to Nature and […]

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DNA

DNA

| November 11, 2012

 DNA Spiraling Genetic Information – Fundamental Blueprints for Life     Gene expression is determined, at least in part, by epigenetics – that which is above or outside of the genome – such as environment, toxic body burden, lifestyle, diet, stress, stress response etc. Photo credit Photo credit

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Our Food

Our Food

| November 7, 2012

Our Food For thousands of years on this planet we human beings ate whole, minimally processed foods that came directly from the earth in the form of animal and plant foods. There’s ample archeological and anthropological evidence all over the world that for long periods of our history, people were hunting and gathering their food […]

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Our Soils

Our Soils

| November 6, 2012

  Our Soils   Soil is a living breathing thing. Healthy, fertile soil is teeming with life. Soil is a symphony of polymicrobial-culturality, a vast and varied tapestry of biodiversity. Beyond that, soil is the very ground of our being. It is an alchemical synergy of fire, earth, air and water that is in the […]

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The Elements

The Elements

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 5 elements are known in some traditions as the fundamental forms of matter upon which creation as we know it is constructed. Excerpted from my book, Detoxification: 70 Ways to Cleanse, Clear & Purify Your Body, Space & Life, they are:     FIRE Represented by the Tetrahedron Symbolizing Visible Sunlight, Warmth, and Invisible […]

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Raw Fed Cats (& Dogs!)

Raw Fed Cats (& Dogs!)

| October 29, 2012 | 20 Comments

In 2005 two young kittens came to live with me. Their arrival marked the start of a journey of exploration and discovery that led me to delve deeply into the depths of the dark underbelly of the human food chain. There I learned the terrible and disturbing truth about the commercial pet food industry and […]

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Radical Mycology Convergence

Radical Mycology Convergence

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The 2nd Annual Radical Mycology Convergence took place earlier this month on some lovely farmland near Port Townsend, WA on the Olympic Peninsula. The first RMC happened in September of 2011, and it was there that I gave my first ever talk in front of a live audience. The organizers of the RMC, Peter […]

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Broad Strokes

Broad Strokes

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Basic Overview of the Fundamental Precepts and Concepts Behind this Website.   I’m a big picture kind of person. I very much like to take a step back, figuratively speaking, in order to gain broader, more comprehensive, macrocosmic perspectives on things. Paradoxically I’m also a stickler for details, and have a tendency at times […]

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