Friday, August 29, 2008

Featured Website of the Week

This weeks featured website is Sunfood Nutrtion. I like this website because it has a lot of good raw foods. They seem to be a reputable company, and they have good business practices.

I give it my stamp of approval!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Another wonderful function of Broccoli

I was just perusing the articles on ScienceDaily and I came across an article that particularly piqued my interest. The article is entitles, "Broccoli Could Reverse The Heart Damaging Effects of Diabetes".

This to me represents another great function for this amazing vegetable. Broccoli once again turns out to be one of the best natural medicines around.

The wonderful, heart-saving effects can only come about by actually eating broccoli by the way, no "broccoli" supplements or anything of that nature. I am sure that these effects are multiplied 100 fold if the broccoli is organically grown.

I wanted to write about this not only because broccoli is healthy for you, but because broccoli is a perennial plant, which means that if you plant it, it will come back year after year. This is important, I think, because we need to start growing our own food. Since the FDA is hell-bent on irradiating the life (literally) out of our food supply, we need to fire back by not buying their unsafe, nuked veggies. Forest gardening, I believe, is the best alternative because it is low-maintenance, low-cost, produces high yields, along with utilizing natural ecosystems to maintain itself. It is the perfect solution!

If all of the natural food proponents could just start growing their own food, then we would be able to effect change. We could then advance onward to build community gardens for those in our neighborhoods who don't have the time, or the patience to grow food. That would better not only that one community but serve to benefit maybe the entire area. Maybe that is a bit to idealistic, maybe it is a tad naive, but it still is something I think that should be at least attempted.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Featured Website of the Week

This weeks featured website is Horizon's Herbs, a website that offers organically grown and produced seeds and plants that range from medicinal to just plain beautiful.

I plan to purchase a large amount of herbs from there in the near future as I set up my forest garden, and I think that this source is going to be one of the more valuable ones.

Update on Gardening

As of late, I have been doing a lot of research into forest gardening and the efficacy of the its practice, and frankly, I think it is the best gardening system I have come across! Now, I am pretty new to gardening techniques, but the way it works just makes so much sense.

A garden comprised of food bearing perennials(plants that return year after year) and some non-food bearing perennials that provides food and medicine year after year. It seems to just fit nicely with the current hustle and bustle of life since forest gardens require little upkeep.

To be more specific, the system works by the gardener selecting and pairing plants that not only provide food, but also provide a healthy environment for the other plants. For instance, selecting a tree that may not necessarily produce food but that infuses important nutrients like nitrogen into the soil makes the garden work particularly well. I am right now reading about the ginkgo tree and how well it is going to go in my future forest garden because it is a hardy tree that benefits the overall ecosystem. As an added bonus, it is a medicinal tree that has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine for boosting memory.

In summary, I am really excited about forest gardening and cannot wait to start mine! I will continually post about forest gardening because I think it is really important.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Arctic Ice Increases 30%

For those who still hold on to the Al Gorian world-view that the earth is being irreversibly warmed by SUVs, here is some new that might change your mind.

Arctic Ice, which global-warming-alarmist had predicted would be near gone this summer, were surprised to learn that arctic ice has increased by 30% from August 2007 to August 2008.

Time will have to tell, however, whether or not Al Gore will still throw his weight behind this man-made problem.


Blue Ribbon Baby Diet

The title of this post may seem a bit absurd, but this is by far the best diet for pregnancy I have come across. When I say diet, do not rush to think I am talking about diets that are in the realm of Atkins, South Beach, or other such popular poppycock! This diet is not about restriction, it is about eating what your baby needs to grow health and strong, and what the mother needs to maintain a healthy pregnancy. The below table can be used as a guideline to the mother's needs. More info about the blue ribbon baby diet can be found here.


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This diet is about nurturing the mother and baby with good nutrition so that pregnancy complication such as toxemia, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and other problems can be prevented.

Although I think there needs to be some replacements to the diet, such as raw milk for the pasteurized, poisonous milk sold in supermarkets. Soy needs to be removed from the recommendations, sprouted grains, free-range, pastured chicken eggs needs to be replaced for regular eggs, and organic, locally grown produce needs to be added. One more thing, sea salt or himalayan salt needs to be substituted for the toxic table salt. Other than those suggestions, I think that the diet is a wonderful way to add greater health to mom and baby.

As an aside, some of you maybe scratching your head wondering why I have suggested raw milk during pregnancy. I just have to say that clean milk from healthy grass fed cows/sheep/goats does not have the same pathogenic risk. Also women have been drinking raw milk for literally centuries during pregnancy. When it comes from health cows, it is healthy for you.

Furthermore, earlier this year, 3 elderly men died, onne woman miscarried, another was infected but delivered a healthy baby after receiving Listeriosis from pasteurized milk, not raw milk. The story can be found here. That is because pasteurized milk is more of a gamble than raw milk because the heat kills most of the bacteria but not all of the bacteria, leaving the stronger pathogens to grow and mature. Pasteurized/homogenized milk is also associated with heart disease, diabetes, prostate problems, allergies and many other problems. Raw milk from pasture raised and fed, hormone- and antibiotic-free animals is best.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Soy Dangers

Today, I was reading the truth about soy products on the website Soy Online Service. Truly, this website is performing a great service by informing the public about the lies that have been perpetuated by the soy industry.

Soy has played a large part in my life because it affected me so negatively. I experienced extreme premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that made -- and sometimes still makes -- life exceptionally hard. I bought into the hype of all of the women's journals and the nutritionists and the magazines all proclaiming soy to be an invaluable source of nutrition. Frankly, it caused me hell, and I can only thank God that He allowed me to learn the truth before I suffered some of its more severe effects.

One fact that I think was very poignant was the fact that Asiatic communities do not consume as much soy as the soy industry would claim. Soy in Asia is used as a condiment, not as a substitute for meat foods.

I also found that the truth of how soy affects infant's mental, physical and sexual development to be quite revealing.

All in all, this website is a must for the health conscious so that the lies behind it can be dispelled.
Too many people are being tricked into thinking that they are doing something good by consuming this industrial waste product, only to find that they have only endangered themselves. Every one should read the articles on this web page.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Featured Website of the Week

This weeks featured website is Alex Jones' Infowars, because there is most certainly a war for your mind.

This website is important because I reveals the truth that everyone needs to know, and allows for this truth to be made known.

I think it is more important than ever to really start learning the truth behind lies in not only the Medical Industry but the powers that be as well. That is precisely what I think this website is all about. It is also important to get this information out now, so that when it is unavailable, we can still have some semblance of what is really going on.

I hope you have time to peruse this sites articles, they are good, and I hope this site serves to unfold the truth. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Natural Baby Care

To Continue this week's theme of natural family and baby care, I am going to write about baby care that is not only wonderful for the family as a whole, but for the environment as well.

First, one technique that I thought was interesting and a great alternative to cloth and commercial diapers a like is the elimination communication technique (or infant potty-training as I like to call it). This technique requires a few diapers in the beginning, but as you pick up the baby's cues or signals that he (or she) needs to use the bathroom, it becomes easier. A great book on the subject would be Infant Potty Training by Laurie Boucke. This would be a great way to be eco-friendly and teach the child how to eliminate waste early on in life. Though this technique is aimed at infants, it can be used on older babies and toddlers as well.

Lastly, the most important natural baby care thing to do is to breast-feed, Breast-feed BREAST-FEED! I used such strong emphasis because it is very important for the baby that it is breast fed. The only time a baby should not be breast is if for some reason the mother is unable (HIV/AIDS or some other disease that makes it unsafe to breast feed). Natural breast milk provides all the nutrition a baby needs early on in life, provided the mother eats nutritiously, and creates a wonderful bond between mother and child. But, for those who cannot breast-feed, raw organic goats milk is the best alternative (cow's milk contains proteins that most babies cannot digest). Soy formula should not be used because it contains soy protein which deprives the body of minerals and some vitamins, so only organic, raw goats milk should be used (if that is unavailable, just use organic goats milk).

An additional tip for breast-feeding is to learn different feeding positions. We all of pictures in our head of mother sitting upright in a rocking chair feeding the baby, but breast-feeding doesn't have to be that static. Try breast-feeding the baby while lying down. This way, the mother can sleep and the baby can eat, and that means both won't be very fussy later! Also, this allows the mother to get much need sleep while her baby is feeding, after all a well rested mother can lead to more quality time with the baby as well as other family members (husband, other children).

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Now, I am not one of those celebrity blogs, and I do not post about celebrity gossip or celebrities for that matter, but when it comes to celebrities promoting, upholding, and forwarding the spread of lies, I feel it necessary to post about it.

X-files actress Amanda Peet has publicly come out and said she has vaccinated her baby and has decided to do what she claims to be against: use her celebrity status to forward a position that should be left to the "experts".

I may be plain paranoid, but I have a strong feeling that Ms. Peet is just a pawn for the CDC/Vaccine makers. You have celebrities like Jenny Mcarthy, who has a child with autism (she was able to help him herself naturally by the way) and has come out against vaccination schedules, and you also have actor Charlie Sheen who is dead-set against vaccinating his two daughters (and was furious to learn they had been vaccinated without his consent); when you have celebrities such as the above learning and coming out against vaccines, I feel that getting Amanda Peet "on board" is just a way to try and combat this.

She does have something right though, as contradictory as her stance may be that you shouldn't listen to celebrities on issues like these, I agree; therefore, I must conclude that her testimony about vaccinating her daughter is nothing more than mere rhetoric to promote an evil agenda. I have actually done the research, and I will never vaccinate my children.


Monday, August 4, 2008


This weeks featured website is Natural Birth and Baby Care. This website provides an exceptionally valuable service because it shows how to naturally care for babies, good nutrition during pregnancy (and a few things that I didn't know!), as well as natural birthing tips.

I have been reading a lot of the articles and I can say that this website is one of the better ones for natural baby care.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Cleaning Up the Environment

For the last few days, I have been focusing on being environmentally friendly. I have been doing this because I think it is important that we all un-learn our destructive behavior and adopt new, more earth-friendly habits.

Many people want to look at popular things like buying a hybrid to be environmentally friendly. Not that thats a bad thing, but there are many ways that the earth is being polluted and hardly anyone is aware of the simple solutions that could help reduce pollution. Now I don't believe the "Global Warming" hype as I have stated in a previous post, but that doesn't mean I believe in trashing the earth.

So here are two ideas that I think will affect our health and environment greatly. First, I think that women should convert from disposable menstrual pads to the reusable cotton variety. It is less expensive because you don't have to keep buying a ton of pads every month. It is also healthier because organic cotton menstrual pads do not contain dioxin, bleach, glues or other chemicals that could be harmful. From an environmental stand point, this would create less trash because there is a great preponderance of feminine care products (pads, tampons, applicators, etc.) that fill landfills. A great source for natural, reusable cotton pads is LunaPads.

Secondly, this suggestion is really along the same lines as the first. Instead of using disposable baby diapers, use reusable cloth. This has many health benefits because cotton diapers are more breathable than the disposables, and they do not have the same kind of glues or other chemicals in them that could harm the baby in the long run. Also, you have less diaper rash, and that is better for everyone involved! For the same reason as disposable menstrual pads, cloth diapers are much better for the environment. A good source of cloth diapers is Green Mountain Diapers.

All in all, we can do things like buy a hybrid, and that is good; however, we also need to think on a smaller scale of how our trash is affecting the world and how we can take smaller steps to clean up the earth. Plant a tree, walk more, use reusable personal care products, these are just some of the small, simple steps that need to be taken to create a better environment.