Arthritis, allergies & raw food diets

Arthritis, allergies & raw food diets
 

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina

Can changing your diet help with symptoms of arthritis or fibromyalgia? Research shows that a change in diet can definitely help some people with these conditions. I am pleased to see the Arthritis Society’s online material now mentions Scandinavian studies that show links between diet and an improvement in health.

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Growing a gastroeconomy

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot

As we look to create greater food security by expanding regional food production, we will inevitably be drawn into new ways of making a living, something I refer to as the new “gastroeconomy.” This describes the myriad ways people can earn an income by putting more regionally produced food on the table.

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Of Gods and Men

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead

To stay or not to stay? That is the question at the centre of slow-burn, immersive drama Of Gods and Men (Des Hommes et Des Dieux). The men are eight monks living harmoniously in a local community in Muslim North Africa. As Cistercian-Trappists, they refrain from all proselytizing, practising a devotional life within their minimalist monastery, farming and providing support –medical support, in particular – to the local village.

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Returning to the sacred balance

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki with Faisal Moola

We’ve come through the first decade of the 21st century and it seemed appropriate to revisit a chapter marking the new millennium in my book, The Sacred Balance (Greystone Books/DSF, 1997). The following is from the final chapter: “Humanity is an infant species, newly evolved from life’s web. And what a magnificent species we are; we can look out and feel spiritually uplifted by the beauty of a forested valley or an ice-coated Arctic mountain, we are overwhelmed with awe at the sight of the star-filled heavens and we are filled with reverence when we enter a sacred place. In the beauty, mystery and wonder that our brain perceives and expresses, we add a special gift to the planet.

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HEALTHBITES-It’s Heart Month: eat more garlic!

by Krystyna Chocyk-Wasiatycz

In herbal lore, the humble garlic bulb has a huge reputation for curing almost everything from the common cold to the plague. Now, it has been shown to lower blood pressure. A new study out of Australia shows that aged extract of garlic might be able to help lower blood pressure in the 3.7 million Australians who suffer from hypertension.

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5 years of GMO contamination in Canada

by Lucy Sharratt

Over the past 15 years, Canadian farmers’ experience with contamination from genetically engineered (GE) crops has exposed the seriousness of the problem. One of the earliest arguments advocating caution in the release of GE plants into the environment was based on the fact we cannot control or recall these living, self-replicating organisms. Our inability to fully predict the path of contamination and its consequences is one reason why genetic engineering is still referred to as one large, living experiment.

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Explosives found in World Trade Center dust

by Elizabeth Woodworth

For Dr. Niels Harrit, nanotechnology expert and a recently retired University of Copenhagen chemistry professor, it all began when he watched the collapse of the World Trade Center’s Building 7. Harrit watched it come down in amazement, noting, “I had to watch it again… and again. I hit the button 10 times and my jaw dropped lower and lower.”

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