By Geary Andrew
Maitake mushrooms have been used as both food and medicine in Asian cultures for many centuries, and are described as having a rich, earthy taste. The name maitake means “dancing mushroom” in Japanese. They are most common in the Northeastern areas of the United States and Canada. They also exist in hardwood forests in parts of Japan, China, and Europe. In North America, fresh and dried maitake mushrooms are available at some grocery stores and markets, and the extract maitake D-fraction is sold as a dietary supplement. Continue reading
Nowadays, voting for politicians or political parties that have been bought out by global corporate interests is an exercise in futility. But there is one lever of power still left to us – and that is voting with our shopping baskets.
Last month, there was a shining example of consumer power in action as the top German supermarkets, the powerhouses of Europe when it comes to retail, delivered a huge blow to the biotech industry by forcing their poultry industry to return to the use of non-GMO feed. Continue reading
The pesticide producers are one of the most powerful industries on the planet, the influence they possess is enormous. You have probably heard that an Elsevier journal has retracted the Seralini study which showed evidence of harm to rats fed a GMO diet, despite admitting they found no fraud or errors in the study.
This journal had also just recently appointed an ex-Monsanto employee as an editor – one could only guess the value of this strategy for the pesticide industry. Expect Seralini to sue as this story develops, as it appears he has a very strong case.
Alas, the scientific ground on which the genetic engineering of plants is built may now be shakier than ever, thanks to GMO promoting scientists like Dr. Pamela Ronald. A recent article in Independent Science News questions whether she’ll be able to salvage her career, as two of her scientific papers (published in 2009 and 2011 respectively) were recently retracted. Continue reading
This new article in today’s Independent is interesting, although as a shaman, I’d like to reframe the question slightly. Although I don’t take any pyschotropic substances myself, those who visit the other dimensions (shamans) do take them, although usually in more natural state like ayahuasca. Shamans use various means, which can include psychotropics, to ‘journey’ into different dimensions where they receive guidance and information from the entities (spirits) they meet there. So just in that experience alone, one loses the fear of ‘death’ because you realise that so-called ‘death’ is just stepping from one dimension to another, and that one’s life continues. You don’t necessarily need LSD to do it. (For more about shamanism, go to What is a Shaman, and What Does a Shaman Do? ) Continue reading
Fruits and vegetables come in an array of tones and hues from red, to orange, to blue and green, but what do these colors mean?
Since we were children, we were told to eat fruits and vegetables everyday – five servings to be exact. But does it matter which fruits and vegetables we choose?
While it would definitely not be bad to just eat green vegetables and orange fruits, mixing and matching different color fruits and vegetables may be a much better strategy. Eating a rainbow of foods is an excellent way to ensure that you’re not only getting a variety of vitamins and minerals, but also different antioxidant phytonutrients, which are actually responsible for your produces’ color! Continue reading
An international team of experts reported today [Feb 19th 2013] that evidence linking hormone-mimicking chemicals to human health problems has grown stronger over the past decade, becoming a “global threat” that should be addressed.
The report is a joint effort by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme to give policymakers the latest information on chemicals that alter the hormones of people and wildlife. Continue reading
It doesn’t matter what we’ve experienced – whether it’s the breathtaking scope of the Grand Canyon, the ethereal beauty of the Aurora Borealis, or the exhilarating view from the top of the Eiffel Tower – at some point in our lives we’ve all had the feeling of being in a complete and overwhelming sense of awe.
Awe seems to be a universal emotion, but it has been largely neglected by scientists—until now. Continue reading
Massage therapy can help improve the wellbeing of patients who are receiving various types of cancers. Physicians are increasingly including massage therapy as part of their treatment plan. Massages can help improve a patient’s spirits and ease some of the unpleasant side effects of cancer treatments.
While it’s interesting that scientists are realising that X-rated solar blasts have a significant impact on how well we feel, and how well we behave, a good next step would be for them to understand that shamanic and mystic practises also affect consciousness and in such a way as to nullify any external atmospheric impacts.
In other words, there is no better time to be meditating than right now.
By La Jolla Mum
As you may know, I’m starting a BluePrintCleanse tomorrow morning. To prepare, BluePrintCleanse suggests that I drink lemon water first thing in the morning to kick start my digestive system. The water added to the lemon juice should be lukewarm, or as hot as I can tolerate. I decided to look into why this is recommended and after what I’ve learned, I’m thinking about making lemon water a regular habit. Hot lemon water: Continue reading
If you’re a vegetarian or a vegan who’s never heard of chlorella, the chances are that you are deficient in vitamin 12.
Awareness of vitamin B12’s importance is getting more attention lately. Every cell in our body uses vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 deficiency is more common than previously considered, and low B12 levels mimic many symptoms of other diseases. Continue reading
This is an interesting new theory about the problems of insanity which affect the human species (much more than any other). These theories about the loss to our endocrine system forced on us by different living conditions chime in with my own experience. The more aware I become, the more I seek out rich and varied organically-grown fruit and vegetables to eat, and the more I feel my body and my intelligence responding.
The researchers talk about the time when we “lost our optimum ‘design conditions’, resulting in a net loss of critically important abilities – notably for harmonious coexistence with each other and our planet.” This was 200,000 years ago …