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Organic Soil Amendment Resources

Organic Soil Amendment Resources

| May 14, 2013

For the home gardener, building our soils to make them as rich and fertile as possible is generally an ongoing endeavor. During each growing season, the plants we cultivate draw out and utilize nutrients from the soil, often leaving the earth in our beds more depleted at the end of the season than it was […]

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Microbial Phobia – or Why I’m Not Obsessed With Sanitizing

Microbial Phobia – or Why I’m Not Obsessed With Sanitizing

| April 20, 2013

Microbes – they’re everywhere! Myriad species of bacteria and other microbial life thrive nearly everywhere on our planet, including in and on our bodies. They live on our skin as well as in our mouths, throats, stomachs, and intestines; in our noses and sinuses; and even in, on and around our private parts. These miniscule […]

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Mycelium: Underground Forest Steward

Mycelium: Underground Forest Steward

| April 2, 2013

Of all the animals, trees, plants and other organisms living on earth, many scientists consider the  largest single living thing in the world to be a huge Armillaria ostoyae mycelium located in Oregon state. This massive fungal organism spans over an area of approximately 2200 acres, and is estimated to weigh more than 600 tons. […]

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The Role of Fungi in Nature

The Role of Fungi in Nature

| March 27, 2013

Fungi are among the greatest and most powerful transformers of our planet. Transposers of Matter They act as the intermediaries between death and life by disassembling decaying, dying and dead organic matter. The fungus dismantles this material on a molecular level and transmutes the complex physical forms of that which is no longer alive, breaking […]

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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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Medicinal Mushrooms: Nature’s Ancient Healing Allies

Medicinal Mushrooms: Nature’s Ancient Healing Allies

| March 19, 2013

Along my journey of researching holistic approaches to healing and wellness I’ve come across a wide variety of pretty amazing and astonishingly effective substances, practices, products, protocols and herbs. However when I first started studying and learning about the therapeutic benefits of medicinal mushrooms, it soon became very apparent that I was investigating something very […]

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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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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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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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Home Funerals and Green Burials

Home Funerals and Green Burials

| January 30, 2013

Home Funerals and Green Burials Once upon a time, not so very long ago, there was no such thing as a funeral home or an undertaker who was (generally very highly) paid to come and remove the body of a deceased loved one soon after they passed away and prepare it for interment, entombment or […]

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Gut Dysbiosis

Gut Dysbiosis

| January 24, 2013

A properly functioning gut is populated by billions, perhaps even trillions of different strains of symbiotic cultures of bacteria and other microbes that perform at least three very important functions. In a healthy body these microorganisms: Help to break down and assimilate the food we eat into a size and form that can be readily […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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