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5 Ways to Use Healing Clay

5 Ways to Use Healing Clay

| May 30, 2013

Clays such as bentonite, illite, montmorillonite and pyrophyllite are naturally occurring earthen substances that have been used for a variety of beneficial purposes by people around the world for eons. When used therapeutically in or on the body, clay has a very purifying, cleansing and healing effect. It can be safely taken internally, as well […]

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7 Ways to Avoid Detox Symptoms on a Cleanse

7 Ways to Avoid Detox Symptoms on a Cleanse

| May 16, 2013

Today I’m very honored excited to have been invited by Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist, to write a guest post on her extremely popular blog! If you’ve ever done any kind of fasting or detoxification protocol for any length of time, you may very well be all too familiar with the various kinds of unpleasant symptoms […]

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Cordyceps Mushrooms: Ophiocordyceps sinensis

Cordyceps Mushrooms: Ophiocordyceps sinensis

| May 8, 2013

Highly prized  for millennia by herbalists and traditional healers in Asia, the cordyceps mushroom is an extremely unusual fungus with a reputation as a profoundly effective adaptogenic herb that is especially useful as a rejuvenative and for building strength and endurance in those who consume it. Elite Athlete Tonic Like most medicinal mushrooms that have […]

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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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Reishi Mushrooms: Ganoderma lucidum

Reishi Mushrooms: Ganoderma lucidum

| April 24, 2013

The reishi mushroom is perhaps the most well known and revered of all medicinal mushrooms. In the far east it has been used for at least two thousand years, and probably much longer, particularly in China where its benefits were documented in the ancient Chinese text, the Divine Farmer’s Materia Medica, also know as the […]

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Nutrient Dense Foods for Health and Healing

Nutrient Dense Foods for Health and Healing

| April 17, 2013

The term ‘nutrient dense foods’ essentially refers to whole, wholesome, minimally processed foods that come from the earth just as, or very close to the way nature made them. Foods that are nutrient dense are good sources of the vital nutrients our bodies need to thrive, including things like essential fatty acids, amino acids, (proteins) […]

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Chaga Mushrooms: Inonotus obliquus

Chaga Mushrooms: Inonotus obliquus

| April 16, 2013

Appearance Of all the fungi we know as medicinal mushrooms, chaga, which has been dubbed the “King of Medicinal Mushrooms”, is probably the strangest looking of them all. If you were walking in the forest and came upon one, you might not even notice it because it doesn’t at all resemble any other mushroom with […]

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Shiitake Mushrooms: Lentinula edodes

Shiitake Mushrooms: Lentinula edodes

| April 12, 2013

Shiitake mushrooms surely rank among the world’s most delicious culinary delicacies. Their meaty, somewhat exotic flavor is deeper and far more complex than that of the more common plain white button mushrooms, and their unique woodsy flavor combined with their ease of cooking and versatility make them a very popular choice for the discerning gastrophile. […]

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Handcrafting Medicinal Mushroom Remedies

Handcrafting Medicinal Mushroom Remedies

| April 11, 2013

Although there are a number of high quality supplements derived from medicinal mushrooms available for sale, many people prefer to craft their own homemade herbal remedies themselves by hand. If you are skilled at wild mushroom identification, you may wish to harvest your own medicinal mushrooms from local woodlands nearby where you live. **Please note […]

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Conscious Herbal Medicine Crafting

Conscious Herbal Medicine Crafting

| April 10, 2013

Long Tradition of Handmade Herbal Medicines Once upon a time there was no such thing as supplement companies that manufacture large quantities of herb materials into bottled encapsulations or tinctures, or even boxed or bulk dried teas. For a very long time indeed, people gathered their own herbs from nature, or perhaps cultivated and harvested […]

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Medicinal Mushrooms: Remarkably Effective Myco-Adaptogens

Medicinal Mushrooms: Remarkably Effective Myco-Adaptogens

| April 6, 2013

Adaptogenic Herbs Medicinal mushrooms are considered to be tonics or adaptogens. What does it mean to be an adaptogen? An adaptogenic herb is one that both helps us to adapt more effectively on various levels to the stresses of life, and also adapts intelligently to our own physiology. Adaptogens are also primarily balancing to the […]

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Liver Cleansing and Support

Liver Cleansing and Support

| March 30, 2013

The liver is one of the most versatile of all our internal organs. One of its many functions is as a filter and cleanser of the blood, making it a vital pathway of detoxification and an integral part of our body’s intelligent design for keeping itself cleansed and healthy. Unfortunately however, our livers were never […]

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Demystifying the Fungal Kingdom

Demystifying the Fungal Kingdom

| March 23, 2013

The Mystical Mushroom Mushrooms seem to have always evoked in us a sense of the mystical. They bring to mind a sense of enchantment and transcendent realms where magical, otherworldly beings like fairies, elves, trolls, sylphs and nymphs reside. The classic, whimsical image of an enchanted mushroom house in the forest may be familiar 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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Oil That Heals – Castor Oil Packs

Oil That Heals – Castor Oil Packs

| March 14, 2013

Castor Oil Known as “The Oil That Heals” and also “Palma Christi,” (or palm of Christ) castor oil is an ancient remedy that has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine and by folk healers the world over for a variety of healing, therapeutic pain relieving, and cleansing applications. It was perhaps most famously recommended in […]

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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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10 Wild Food Menu Ideas – Part 2 of 2

10 Wild Food Menu Ideas – Part 2 of 2

| March 5, 2013

This is part 2 of a two part series called “10 Wild Food Menu Ideas.” Click here for part 1. 6. Fiddlehead Ferns– These tightly coiled, early young unfurled fronds of various species of wild ferns which sprout in the spring have long been considered to be a rare delicacy among aficionados of gourmet foods. […]

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5 Forms of Magnesium for Internal Detoxification

5 Forms of Magnesium for Internal Detoxification

| March 4, 2013

Identified with the number 12 on the periodic chart of the elements, magnesium is an alkaline metal that is among the top 10 most abundant minerals, not only on earth, but in the known universe. Magnesium is also one of the primary macro-minerals essential to human health It’s used by every cell in the body, […]

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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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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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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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Detoxification From the Outside In

Detoxification From the Outside In

| January 29, 2013

Detoxification – From the Outside In 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 […]

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Prenatal, Natal and Post Natal Trauma

Prenatal, Natal and Post Natal Trauma

| January 10, 2013

  Prenatal, Natal and Post Natal Trauma In my ongoing quest to gain a deeper understanding of the true underlying root causes of the chronic health issues plaguing our species, I’ve come across a body of information that has felt scarcely short of revelatory for me. This field of knowledge has to do with the […]

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Earthing, Grounding, Attuning With Gaia

Earthing, Grounding, Attuning With Gaia

| January 8, 2013

  Earthing, Grounding, Attuning With Gaia One of the most profound underlying issues facing our species today, especially for those of us living in the western world, is our collective disconnection with nature, the earth, and the natural cycles and rhythms of planet. Over the course of time, as we have become more ‘civilized’ and […]

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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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Underlying Energetic Causes of Disease

Underlying Energetic Causes of Disease

| December 10, 2012

Underlying Energetic Causes of Disease All chronic dis-ease that arises in our bodies is due to an underlying imbalance within our physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual fields. Just as there are perpetual shiftings here on earth from summer to winter, from day to night, and from high tide to low tide, so are there inherent […]

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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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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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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

| November 15, 2012

The Butterfly Effect It has been suggested that something as seemingly insignificant as the flapping of a butterfly’s wings locally instigates a ripple effect resulting in worldwide repercussions that are infinitely more pronounced, impactful and far-reaching. This concept, particularly when considered on a global scale, has profound implications, and is illustrative of the intricate, holistic […]

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Video Clips – from my talk at the Radical Mycology Convergence

Video Clips – from my talk at the Radical Mycology Convergence

| November 13, 2012

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 I gave a presentation on medicinal mushrooms at the Radical Mycology Convergence near Port Townsend, WA. Here are a few clips:  

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