Reprinted courtesy of The Huffington Post
History, horror and hope…
At long last, the well deserved recognition of Ann Wigmore’s life and her contribution to humanity’s health and wellbeing has been celebrated in her home country of Lithuania. Now held annually, this was an extraordinary several day event. The world’s Ann Wigmore institutes and educators (ambassadors) congregated together for the first time to pay homage to our common teacher and mentor. The energy level was truly exceptional and unforgettable among all the ambassadors. Events are listed below in sequence to get a sense of the what was experienced by all.
Nothing is more hopeful than talking to a child about the future of our planet. When we speak to kids, they engage our imaginations and reignite our own dreams, bypassing the limitations and hurdles adults can often perceive.
One day during her senior year, Ruth Whalen broke out in hives. She assumed she was allergic to the clams she had eaten earlier in the week and an emergency room doctor injected her with epinephrine (adrenaline). She became psychotic. Unknowingly, she had an anaphylactic response — not to eating clams, but to drinking Coca-Cola. Ruth was allergic to caffeine. Already overstimulated, the adrenaline took her over the edge.
All life is a change of matter. Nature has certain patterns. Often the pattern followed is the pattern of seven. If we place a seed in the ground, we don’t get a seed out. After we place a seed in the ground, within a few days it becomes a sprout. Then it transits into a shoot. Next it becomes a stem. From the stem comes a leaf. Further on appears a bud. The bud becomes a flower. Out of the flower comes a seed. The seed has gone through an evolutionary process of seven stages.
The POP Campaign has launched this MOMS4POP Pledge and is gathering supporters across the country. As the pledge is taken, every public official, especially during this election period, is asked to participate in signing this pledge or a promise to support all who take this pledge.
Alpha-linolenic (ALA) acid is a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in plants. It is similar to the omega-3 fatty acids in algal oil, called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Your body can change alpha-linolenic acid into EPA and DHA. Alpha-linolenic acid is also found in flaxseed oil, hemp oil, marine phytoplankton, AFA Algae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae), chia seed and walnuts, to name a few sources. These are all good sources of this important nutrient.
A healthy after-school program gains fans among children in Massachusetts
Essential fatty acids like linoleic acid (LA, omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA, omega-3) play a vital role in oxygenating the body and transforming solar energy. They have a special nature which makes them essential to life, and at the same time, causes them to decompose in the presence of light or air. Nature, however, has designed a protection from light and oxygen damage and it is called the seed. Thus, the more whole seed essential fatty acids (EFAs) we eat, the greater the integrity of the EFA, and the end result for our bodies is increased energy and vitality. Some whole seed foods which are high in essential fatty acids are hemp, chia, flax, pumpkin, brazil, pistachio, walnut, hazelnut, almonds and macadamia. Below are some recipes which use whole seed EFAs.
The First Lady of the Guitar The Liona Boyd Interview by Alissa Helene.
As a full time practitioner, counselor and medical physician in the Hippocrates Life Change Program, I am afforded a daily opportunity to see how proper attitude, diet and fitness are the foundation of a long and disease-free life. My interest in active aging began to evolve after embarking in the field of alternative medicine and joining the Hippocrates tem. With the introduction of hyperbaric oxygen, inhalated oxygen therapies, and whole food IV and internally implanted nutritional supplementation widely used in the conquest of disease, I began to now extraordinary effects in preserving youth. Time and again, guests and patients who participate in these therapies tell me that they have not felt so well since childhood. Remarkably, the beneficial effects of these oxygen treatments last for weeks. It is no wonder the rich and famous often choose to spend so much time doing oxygen therapies.
Exposing food to radiation energy disrupts the organic processes essential to life and the reproduction of organisms. This is the statement that the United States Government uses to explain the benefits of irradiated food. As you can see this raises the term "Dead Food" to a new level. The initial research that was done in this life altering process showed us that it can weaken the immune system. Agriculture and distribution interests superceded the health consequences that this electron/nuclear beam process presents. Below is a partial list of damages this method presents to food.
By increasing our awareness, we increase our power. By increasing our power, we increase our ability to affect change in any particular area.
Consumers who buy "certified organic" cut back on their consumption of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and support agricultural practices that will sustain the soil for generations. As Ralph Diller, who sells his organic grains to Arrowhead Mills says:
Other than the theory of non-violence, other than the guideline thoughts of great philosophers such as Dr. Albert Schweitzer (who stated, "I am conscious that flesh eating is not, in accordance with the finer feelings and I abstain from it."), or Plato, ("Me gods created certain kinds of beings to replenish our bodies, they are the trees, the plants and the seeds."), our reasons for vegetarian lifestyle are more down-to-earth, more urgent in their voice for our destinies.