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» Spices on the Autoimmune Protocol (0)

June 26, 2015 • Category: Health

Wow the world of living with Autoimmune disease and Appropriate dietary medicine has come a long long way since I first started my diet created by Dr Chris Reading in Dee Why, Australia. It is encouraging to see that what is not called (Paleo) Auto Immune Protocol (AIP) is very similar to his. Some things […]

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Bisphenol A (BPA)»

24,000 chemicals in bottled water?! (0)

Well it seems to have taken about 15 years in my lifetime from reading  Nature journal at my friend’s place of residence, which at that time was the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OK… I think I even found it in a magazine rack beside the composting toilet and brought it outside to read the […]

Contemplative Psychology»

Hacking The Nervous System (0)

This is a great article. Persevere though the rats getting anti-inflammatories injected into their brains to the woman in Holland with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) who gets a vagal nerve “pacemaker” which renders her pain-free after having such a severe case of RA that all the medications were not helping. Then through discussion of how the […]

Dharma»

The Progress Question | Tricycle (0)

“I’ve been meditating for some time, but my mind seems just as chaotic and confused as when I started. Am I doing something wrong?” Almost everyone who practices meditation has similar concerns, no matter how long they’ve been doing it—whether three weeks, three years, or three decades. When students confront me with the progress question, […]

Environment»

Let’s Ban the Bead! – The Story of Stuff Project (0)

More on microbeads. They point out that it’s not enough to just not buy them, we need to take action to get these toxins out of our lives and water and food chain… but I can’t help thinking, we will never succeed if we have to take action against each single chemical product that is […]

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» Spices on the Autoimmune Protocol (0)

Wow the world of living with Autoimmune disease and Appropriate dietary medicine has come a long long way since I first started my diet created by Dr Chris Reading in Dee Why, Australia. It is encouraging to see that what is not called (Paleo) Auto Immune Protocol (AIP) is very similar to his. Some things […]

Health/Toxics»

Robyn O’Brien | The Organic Effect: What Happens When You Switch to Organic Food – Robyn O’Brien (0)

Want to know what happens in your body when you switch from eating conventional food to organic? Watch this powerful 90 second video.The study was conducted by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute IVL, and the full report is available here: https://www.coop.se/organiceffectA family that doesn’t buy organic because of the cost eats only organic for two […]

Homeopathy»

The Strange Case of Homeopathy | Psychology Today (2)

This was published in Psychology Today in 2004. Its a good brief overview of why so many people continue to seek homeopathic treatment despite the ongoing opposition to it by medical professionals, skeptics and opinionated onlookers. Just this month the Swiss Government published its extensive review of homeopathic medicine to decide whether to continue funding […]

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Meditation Misconceptions on Vimeo (0)

I am currently involved in a conversation about meditation or “mindfulness” and all the myriad of interpretations and meanings of these terms that have become so common in popular culture and the media these days. Not a day goes by, it seems where someone is talking about mindfulness and how it will make you healthy […]

Pesticides & Organics»

30 Year Study debunks myths on organic farms:: Rodale Institute (0)

  The results are in from a 30-year side-by-side trial of conventional and organic farming methods at Pennsylvanias Rodale Institute. Contrary to conventional wisdom, organic farming outperformed conventional farming in every measure. Full Article from Phoenix Star here: Study debunks myths on organic farms. REPORT: 30 Years of the Farming Systems Trial | Rodale Institute.   Research […]

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The Neurobiology of Grace Under Pressure | Psychology Today (0)

Researchers continue to confirm that daily habits of mindset and behavior can create a positive snowball effect through a feedback loop linked to stimulating your vagus nerve. In this entry I will show you 8 habits that stimulate healthy ‘vagal tone’ and allow you to harness the power of your vagus nerve to help you […]

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Oranges (or any citrus) are not the safest fruit – they all exceed pesticide limits – Environment – The Independent (0)

I recently read about the chemicals that can legally be applied to orange and lemon skins since they are deemed “inedible”. This is insane as not only do we use them for cooking but every cold drink in a restaurant or bar comes with a wedge of lemon of unknown origin. I cannot find the […]

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Only TWO of 59 Australian clothes brands pay ‘living wages’ to their workers | Daily Mail Online (0)

Ok this is an ugly newspaper with ugly graphic design but if you look at the list, it’s really quite helpful to decide who to give your money to in the clothing industry in Australia look at the list, it’s really quite helpful to decide who to give your money to in the clothing industry […]