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CRTC to OK web metering

CRTC to OK web metering

Feb 4, 2011

  INDEPENDENT MEDIA by Steve Anderson and Lindsey Pinto   As I write this column, I’m doing what I often do when I’m on deadline; I’m surfing the web! It’s like any other day on the Internet; people are finding creative ways to express themselves by making YouTube videos, posting on Facebook, connecting through Twitter and...

Arthritis, allergies & raw food diets

Arthritis, allergies & raw food diets

Feb 4, 2011

  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...

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...

Open hearted communication

Open hearted communication

Feb 4, 2011

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young   Seek first to understand, then to be understood. This principle is the key to effective interpersonal communication.  – Stephen Covey Imagine a kindergarten class about to have “show and tell.” Every student in the class has a hand up, waving excitedly because each wants to go first. When...

Of Gods and Men

Of Gods and Men

Feb 4, 2011

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...

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...

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

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

Feb 4, 2011

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...

Millennium Development Goals

Millennium Development Goals

Feb 4, 2011

  Love in Action by Marianne Williamson I hear a lot of people say we have to wake people up, convince them of the urgency of this moment, make them realize that the planet is headed for disaster! Marianne Williamson But I don’t see it that way. Anybody who needs to be woken up at this point is so deeply asleep that they’re not the...

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,...

Explosives found in World Trade Center dust

Explosives found in World Trade Center dust

Feb 4, 2011

  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...

Be someone’s valentine all year

  by Larry James   To be a special Valentine to your partner takes lots of energy, time, attention and love. Let’s all give some thought about who we are being in our relationship, what we can do to make them better and who we will have to become to have them be healthy and successful. Let’s make every day Valentine’s Day for our...

The perfect relationship

by Devrah Lavall A very wise meditation master once said, “The greatest suffering in the human form is that we are not seen as already perfect and divine.” I’ve recently spoken with many people, all from very different cultures, who feel that they can no longer bear the conflict and pressure in their relationships. Such complaints are reflected...

Inventing a market for lung disease

  DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels I’ve got an idea for a study. I don’t think it’s been done yet, but it would be fairly simple to do. It would involve analyzing educational and marketing materials targeting doctors. I would amass a sample of articles from medical journals, physicians’ educational events and pharmaceutical advertising...