Friday is my day off, I try to do nothing. But we don’t go shopping at a store anymore, all our food is stored, canned, and in the garden. If I want bread I have to hand grind the grain. It’s a workout but the taste is out of this world! My husband who has been all over the world says my crust taste just like thin crust Italian Pizza (the square kind). I have no clue since I have never been to Italy. I’ll take his word for it.
If I had known there were mushrooms ready to eat in my backyard I would have been all over them. They can grow over night and are full of flies within 24 hours. I gotta to get to them quickly! I don’t like the Russulas, the red capped white gilled ones. They won’t kill you but if you get the bitter ones you will get a stomach ache! but they are very pretty.
From the 2010 Rockefeller Foundation brainstorming exercise, “Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development”: “In 2012, the pandemic that the world had been anticipating for years finally hit…national leaders around the world flexed their authority and imposed airtight rules and restrictions, from the mandatory wearing of face masks to body-temperature checks at the entries to communal spaces like train stations and supermarkets. Even after the pandemic faded, this more authoritarian control and oversight of citizens and their activities stuck and even intensified. In order to protect themselves from the spread of increasingly global problems—from pandemics and transnational terrorism to environmental crises and rising poverty—leaders around the world took a firmer grip on power.”
As you read this article, keep in mind that the Rockefeller Empire is very much a medical empire.
When I figured out all the pain and suffering that had gone into the products I was buying my whole world was crushed. One night I woke up and looked out of my window in the high-rise apartment we lived in the posh area of downtown Chicago. I saw the city covered in blood of those who were used to build all that wealth. I turned away from the beast and walked away. I will no longer feed it!
Irishman Mark Boyle tried to live life with no income, no bank balance and no spending. Here’s how he finds it.
If someone told me seven years ago, in my final year of a business and economics degree, that I’d now be living without money, I’d have probably choked on my microwaved ready meal. The plan back then was to get a ‘good’ job, make as much money as possible, and buy the stuff that would show society I was successful.
For a while I did it – I had a fantastic job managing a big organic food company; had myself a yacht on the harbour. If it hadn’t been for the chance purchase of a video called Gandhi, I’d still be doing it today. Instead, for the last fifteen months, I haven’t spent or received a single penny. Zilch.
So many stories about Ebola, one theory this is a manufactured virus to use as a biological weapon. I’ve read people’s comments and sense they don’t know much about history. Do you know Germ warfare has been in use for over 3,000 years? Knowing human’s dark side, probably longer than that!
Now Dr Siro Trevisanato, a molecular biochemist, has claimed that many of the Hittites’ glorious victories were down to their use of infected sheep, which they would slyly introduce into cities they wanted to conquer.
On that happy note, I am off to paint a duck swimming in light.
Not a lot to look at, however this is always the hardest part for me. The first layer is a commitment that you cannot break. Now the fun starts. I don’t know why, but I always struggle with this part, procrastinate, worry, fret away the time. Off to practice my Zither, yes, I am learning my notes and chords on a lap harp…Music, art, food, life would be worthless without them. Maybe I should put writing in that last sentence? I think I’m starting to like this method of communication as well.
Each second, the sun hurls millions of tons of hot, charged plasma gas into space. This volatile “solar wind” buffets the magnetosphere, the magnetic field that surrounds the Earth, and can whip up geomagnetic storms that disrupt cell phone service, damage satellites and blackout power grids. Precise predictions of such outbursts could prompt measures to cope with them, just as forecasts here on Earth warn of approaching hurricanes and thunderstorms.
Caption: Clockwise from upper left are: computer simulation of the solar wind in contact with the Earth’s magnetosphere, magnetosphere simulation experiment at Columbia University, computer visualization of turbulent plasma currents in Swarthmore plasma wind tunnel (experiment at bottom right), magnetic surfaces overlaid on merging plasma with reconnection, and spectrogram showing interaction of magnetic waves in the UCLA Large Plasma Device. Credit: M. Yamada, J. Yoo…
Banish fatigue, mental fog, fat, and stiffness through using your body as the gym! No need for a gym during the winter weather here in rural Oregon. No need for fancy equipment either, use what you have.
For cardio Jillian Michaels workout videos are my favorite. They are short and intense. In my thirties and early forties I was a long distance runner before I hurt my back and lost the use of my right leg. I am slowly working my way back to running. By next year I will be hitting the roads. It’s been a ten-year journey figuring out how to heal my back and get back into shape while dealing with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. I think chronic fatigue, fibro, and my back injury happened because of a chronic lack of nutrition caused by my medicine, fast and processed foods and genetically modified foods present in processed and fast foods. Eating healthy and healing my digestive system has been my primary focus. Without a healthy gut I can’t absorb all the healthy organic food I’ve been growing. Without proper nutrition the body cannot heal and protect itself. This also takes a toll on mental health and cognitive functions.
The bike I used to get around downtown Chicago rather than mass transit has proven to be a great workout tool. It is dangerous riding a bike on rural roads because of logging trucks and trucks.
I used to be a gym rat, 12% body fat for many years. Jillian has great workout videos.
Yantra yoga opens up all the energy channels and gives flexibility. This practice hasn’t lost it’s spiritual foundation and compliments my other Buddhist practices.
Everyday, five days a week, I do a workout for at least a hour. Once a month I change my cardio for a new routine to avoid boredom and my body getting used to the routine. I will still work in the gardens weather permitting. Mostly weeding, the weeds never stop here!
When the spring comes and I start planting the garden I will be in fighting shape! Benefits gained, saving money on healthcare. Staying active I don’t get the flu or colds or if I do, sickness last a couple of days rather than a couple of weeks. I avoid depression and fatigue, I am speaking from experience here. It seems being creative I walk the edge of emotional highs and lows. Working out evens my physical body and emotions out. Also I feel really good about myself. Through the month I go through high energy days and low energy days. I craft my workouts to fit into this monthly cycle.
I am in my mid-fifties and want to find out what it means to be fifty and in great shape as a fifty year old. I don’t want to look young and sexy. That’s exhausting from what I remember. I will be posting another article on my detox program. Everyone is different so will your nutritional needs, workouts, and detox program. I am sharing mine with links per request from a friend.<3
Today’s task list includes painting, canning, and hand milling grain for bread products. You see my very first banana squash, it weighed 15 pounds, grown in my garden. Banana squash is a heritage breed with a long history here in Americas. Most large heritage squash and pumpkins have become rare, to almost extinct because of size. Now that quality nutritious food is becoming so expensive growing large squash to feed family and livestock may bring the bigger squash back to our gardens and farms.
I will post my Pumpkin Gnocchi recipe after a couple more practice runs. It’s not that easy to make. My first two tries the gnocchi ended up tasting like rubbery dumplings…yuuuk! This last try was perfect! Now I have to get the visual down. My husband ate the rubbery ones anyway, but he is Dutch and they don’t waste time being polite or politically correct. He said, “This gnocchi taste like rubber!” I’ve never eaten gnocchi so this Redneck is pretty clueless.
My first Banana Squash baby.
Still processing tomatoes. Stored green tomatoes and canning them as they ripen.
Three kinds of wheat, red, softwhite, and a primitive form of wheat called Kamut. Buckwheat is not a grain, it actually is a fruit and related to rhubarb. Bees love buckwheat flowers!
Grain washed and dried ready for hand milling.
Pumpkin and buckwheat gnocchi with fried sage and pine nuts. Served with lentils and bean curry soup.
Baking squash for chicken food, cookies, biscuits, and gnocchi
Banana Squash seed
Banana squash can trace its origins back to South America. Seeds from an archeological site in Peru matched the distinct identity of today’s banana cultivar. It would be traded and traveled to other regions within the Americas, yet maintain its identity as a true New World crop.
Working on finding patterns and the flow of light reflected on water. I hate this and love it at the same time. Trying to do something I know nothing about is so uncomfortable and yet I love the discomfort!
Drawing and painting water makes me feel dizzy and I procrastinate finishing projects that bring discomfort. That’s why I am working on water this winter. I feel really uncomfortable trying to figure out how to capture the image to paper. Blocked out the picture and added detail. Scrubbed off as much color as I could on the duck. First layer of color will be applied tonight. With watercolor I work from light to dark, I will probably use white gouache to help with highlights . I have no idea what I am doing with this picture and I love it.
Eating a leaf off a plant may not kill it, but that doesn’t mean the plant likes it. The newest study to examine the intelligence (or at least behavior) of plants finds that plants can tell when they’re being eaten — and send out defenses to stop it from happening.
We’ve been hearing for decades about the complex intelligence of plants; last year’s excellent New Yorker piece is a good place to start, if you want to learn more about the subject. But a new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri, managed to figure out one new important element: plants can tell when they’re being eaten, and they don’t like it.
The word “intelligence,” when applied to any non-human animal or plant, is imprecise and sort of meaningless; research done to determine “intelligence” mostly just aims to learn how similar the inner workings of another organism is to a human thought process. There’s certainly nothing evolutionarily important about these sorts of intelligence studies; a chimp is not superior to a chicken just because chimps can use tools the same way humans do. But these studies are fascinating, and do give us insight into how other organisms think and behave, whatever “think” might mean. Link To Article
Poor Vegans and Veggie people. No matter what you do you are going to hurt someone! Don’t hurt anyone in your own mind, that is where everything begins and ends…just watch as something comes up in your mind. Where does it come from and where does it go? Can’t avoid killing out of greed in this world, that is how we all move, unless you are a saint. Are you a saint? How many people’s feelings, happiness, dreams, and hopes have you killed lately telling people what they should and should not eat?
Anyone who’s awake knows by now that William Thompson, CDC scientist and whistleblower, has admitted egregious fraud.
He and his colleagues, in a famous 2004 study, gave the MMR vaccine a free pass and pretended it had no connection to autism—when it did.
Here is another study on which Thompson was a co-author: “Thimerosal [mercury] exposure [from vaccines] in early life and neuropsychological outcomes 7-10 years later.” (J Pediatr Psychol, Jan-Feb 2012)
Obviously, this is a key piece of research, because a) mercury is known potent neurotoxin; b) parents of autistic children have been, for many years, telling anyone who would listen that their kids withdrew from the world after receiving a shot containing mercury; and c) the US government has been claiming, over and over, that mercury in vaccines has absolutely no connection…
Do it yourself fermented foods have not only restored my gut health, they have also chased away my fatigue and cognitive fog/depression I’ve battled with for years. Most important, gut health is immune system health. With rising costs of healthcare and strange illness our immune system does not know, showing up through our open border policy, we need a healthy immune system. Here is the secret about why probiotic from naturally fermented foods are little miracle workers.
“Within this one side dish there are 12 strains of Lactobacillus acquired through the fermentation process- and all 12 were “able to survive gastrointestinal conditions simulating stomach and duodenum passage”. Furthermore, these strains had a higher adherence to the gut than a Lactobacillus strain (rhamnosus GG) that’s already being used commercially as a probiotic. >>Click here for my feature in Total Beauty Magazine: Believe in Bacteria<< Though L. rhamnosus isn’t a slacker strain, as all 7 of its sub-strains proved to have good survival rates in simulated gastric and duodenal digestion. Kimchi’s strains weren’t just able to survive however; they all showed antimicrobial capabilities to numerous food borne pathogens and have even demonstrated the ability to lower cholesterol in at least 2 separate studies. Kimchi related strains have also been found to combat obesity and improve allergic dermatitis induced by chemicals in mice. It’s basically a super food- and there’s no guarantee a supplemental equivalent would be able to provide as many benefits as one serving of this Korean staple. No wonder they eat it as frequently as they do! The health benefits are well worth it. Link to Article
Top Probiotic Foods You Are Not Eating
If yogurt is the only probiotic food you’re eating, then you’re missing out on a whole lot of anti-inflammatory fermented foods out there. Link To Article
Naturally fermented Kimchi
Naturally fermented picked watermelon rinds
Naturally fermented cucumbers, peppers, garlic cloves, and onions
Kimchi recipe has been posted. If you want my refrigerator pickle recipe just ask for it! I moved all my refrigerated fermented foods into my winter-cold-room. It stays cold but not too cold throughout the winter. I don’t need to take up space in the refrigerator with all my fermented foods.
The word beast fits humans more than it does wolves. Humans and wolves are both top predators. However, one changes their world in a positive way, beneficial for all. While the other causes so much suffering and pain for others. One is aware of their actions the other is only acting on instinct…
Since rotating into view, the sunspot group AR12192 has continued to grow in size and complexity, becoming the largest sunspot of the current solar cycle, cycle 24 (SC24.) The region has produced numerous C and M-class flares including an X1 flare.
Solar activity is high. During the past 48 hours, monster sunspot AR2192 has produced a series of seven M-class solar flares of increasing intensity. The eruptions crossed the threshold into X-territory with an X1-class flare on Oct. 22nd. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a powerful flash of extreme UV radiation in the sunspot’s magnetic canopy at 14:30 UT:
This movie was fun, it has a “R” rating but compared to most movies this is really not R-ish…The worst is some cursing with the kid, giving him a little beer and a loaf of bread used to explain a boner. There are many more jokes in this movie that made me giggle like when I was a kid and said curse words with my friends.
What do you do when you have an amazing talent and overwhelming passion for something and it totally takes over your life? Sell it to the highest bidder and become a slave? Work your ass off, almost kill yourself with stress, lose your family and friends, end up broke, desperate, and confused? Or maybe learn to become a master of your talents and passions. This movie gave me the giggles and was really fun to watch. I don’t like most movies that are out now. Their plots are like canned food, no nutrition and too much salt and bad fats. Most movies are all sex and violence, horrible writing, with too much action and all that gives me an upset tummy.
The Chef’s plot and character development are very surface skimming and fun, the relationships will warm your heart and lift you spirits. Don’t dive head first into this movie, nothing really deep to find. Added bonus, you get social media involved. I like how the writers figured out how to promote Twitter, super cute with product placement …wink-wink…
I am so glad I stopped eating this crap 20 years ago! Don’t get me wrong, I still ate processed foods and until recently stopped at one of our local burger joints once a month as a treat. The food taste so bad now it’s not a treat and it makes me sick almost immediately. I am now off all processed foods and kicked my sugar habit. I feel so good! I will not shop the big brand-name places like Burger-King or McDonalds. I support our local small businesses. Took some time for me to figure out most processed foods are as bad as fast foods…our conveniences are killing us..
02 NOV 2012
Mediterranean meals do not have the same effect
A single junk food meal – composed mainly of saturated fat – is detrimental to the health of the arteries, while no damage occurs after consuming a Mediterranean meal rich in good fats such as mono-and polyunsaturated fatty acids, according to researchers at the University of Montreal-affiliated ÉPIC Center of the Montreal Heart Institute. The Mediterranean meal may even have a positive effect on the arteries. The findings are being presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, which runs in Toronto until Wednesday, by the head of the study, Dr. Anil Nigam, Director of Research at the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre (ÉPIC) and associate professor at the university’s Faculty of Medicine.
Bad fat vs. good fat
Dr. Nigam undertook the study to compare the effects of junk food and typical Mediterranean meal on the vascular endothelium: the inner lining…