My show last Saturday, September 29th, 2012, had four Guests whom I consider to be Messengers of Truth in a world of misinformation, propaganda, and constant jingles, riddles, and flashing time stealers.
Steve McIntosh, Author of “Evolution’s Purporse: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins,” made several incredible points in our interview.
First, the “Big Bang” theory is not a theory. It is a fact. However, the difference with the factual beginnings of the Universe is that it is compatible with Spirituality. There was an Entity [God] before the Universe came into being.
Life and the universe are not purposeless accidents, as the original ‘scientific’ theory hypothesized.
Secondly, the Environmental movement must evolve in order to achieve its goals.
Steve says that as global warming increases, Environmentalists need to recognize how anti-establishment stridency is discouraging to the mainstream whose support they need to be effective in combating the proximate causes of climate change.
The solution to bringing this Environmental movement into the “mainstream” for immediate, full-scale community [and corporate] action requires a cultural shift that better integrates the Environmental movement with everyday society, and thereby creating greater solidarity within American [and world] culture overall.
I would like to add that I do see this happening as more people start to understand the direct correlation between their consumer and daily choices and the ecological damage that occurs as a result of these choices. I have seen an evolution in the past few years that is exciting to be a part of [albeit it very slow in some parts of the USA].
Third, Economic dominance is not the only way to provide global leadership.
Steve McIntosh encourages Americans to embrace their country’s changing responsibilities.
America’s role in the world is inevitably changing as the globalized economy increasingly empowers other countries, such as China, India and the Middle East.
As our world changes, Americans can prevent the decline of America’s global leadership by evolving their definition of leadership, and thereby evolving their culture into the next stage of historical development.
Through this cultural evolution America can demonstrate a successful form of sustainability, post-material society that provides deeper forms of fulfillment than the rewards offered by consumerism and status.
Fourth, Can artificial intelligence ever truly replicate the human self, resulting in self-conscious machines? “Trans-humanists” subscribe to the theory that self-replicating computers will soon undertake their own evolution, but Steve McIntosh explains how this premise disregards the nature of the self and what it means to be conscious.
Many of Steve’s points are incredibly rich in complexity, and really requires all of us to start thinking. This book stretched me intellectually. This is a “must read” for every person who seeks knowledge and personal empowerment.
Check out Steve’s web site for more: www.stevemcintosh.com
I have talked on several shows about the horrifying, diabolical dangers of Pesticides.
ALL chemical pesticides are chemical warfare weapons that are re-packaged as “home use” pesticides. Don’t be fooled when it comes to the misleading, even fraudulent marketing and advertising when it comes to the supposed safety of chemicals used for pesticides. All of these DNA damaging substances came directly out of Nazi Germany. They are, indeed, chemical biological weapons, and they do hurt people, animals, plants, groundwater, food sources, and all life.
My Guest for this segment, Josh Vincent of the Northwest Center for Alternative to Pesticides, explained the many autoimmune disorders that are directly related to exposure to chemical pesticides that are sprayed routinely around residential homes, in our food agriculture, in our skies [for the misguided and downright stupid "West Nile" spraying], and in gardening.
The pathetic apathy that has overcome our elected officials, and then literally blanketed the consciousness of the Taxpayer is certainly something to be alarmed about. We need to stand up to these powerful Chemical lobbies that don’t care about your future, your health, your food quality, your children’s health, or your pets.
And by the way, those supposed “flea and tick” toxic chemicals that get put into the shoulder blades of our animals are ALSO deadly killers. DO NOT USE THEM! Instead, put Garlic powder into your pets food along with Grapefruit Seed Extract into their water, and just give them a nice shampoo with non-toxic, essential oil shampoos that are now readily available to keep your pets flea free.
When you can trace the DDT exposure all the way to the North Pole, and into the blubber of marine mammals and Polar Bears… you know that these chemicals are persistent and do not ‘fade’ over time. They simply travel throughout the eco-system causing damage to everything they contaminate.
We cannot afford to fall asleep on this issue. This is a big, big issue to overcome and to combat since the Chemical companies are relying on both the ignorance and trust of society to get away with murder, literally.
Check out this informative website and please take action for yourself and for your community: www.pesticide.org
Hemp is a highly nutritious “Superfood” with all Essential Fatty Acids [3,6,9] and protein that can literally feed the world because it is both easy and ecologically friendly to grow. It needs very little water, and actually remineralizes the ground soil as it grows in a process called “phytomerediation.”
Hemp can be used for housing, fuel [replacing petrochemicals], replace nylon, clothing, medicine, PAPER, replaces toxic chemical plastics, food, beauty treatments, making automobiles, airplanes, boats, agricultural feed, natural antiseptics, natural pest control …. and the list goes on endlessly.
So, why would the United States turn their backs on this opportunity to help re-charge both the Environment AND the Economy in one shot by re-establishing a PRO-Hemp agenda?
Why is it currently illegal to grow or cultivate Hemp in the United States? Why are we, as Americans, sending our money to China, India, Canada, Pakistan and other countries in order to IMPORT Hemp seeds, Hemp oil products, Hemp clothing, etc?
The Forestry and Cotton industries are behind the demise of this amazing crop from the United States. They were intimidated and obviously concerned enough to lobby Congress to prohibit Hemp because it was the same family as “marijuana.”
However, Hemp is not a hallucinogenic plant and cannot be smoked for the mind-altering affects that Marijuana offers. Although Hemp is from the Cannabis species, its THC content is negligible and cannot be used for ‘getting high’ as Opponents of Hemp argue in order to keep their special interests as the tax-guzzling crops in America’s farmlands.
The positive attributes of Hemp also include cleaning the air, preventing soil erosion since its roots grow deep, and one acre of Hemp plants produces more agricultural products than 2 acres of Cotton or 4 acres of trees! Hemp trees/plants also clean the air as they release a ton of Oxygen into the air as they grow heartily and quickly in just about any climate.
Thanks to Eric ‘the red’ Hughes of Chi Hemp Industries for his magnificent research over the past few decades, and for your voice in this very important matter for the Ecology and for the future of the Earth.
Check out www.hempoil.ca and get some yummy Hemp products and educate yourself. Let’s take back our future by restoring common sense to both our politics and to the taxpayer/consumer.
Entire families are broken apart… babies are run over cliffs or run to exhaustion and die… mothers are separated from their babies and the cries are unthinkable and heart wrenching… the Stallions are abused and castrated with crude means… the ones that are ‘too wild’ are shot dead…. and too many other wretched and totally un-American abuse of our National Heritage.
The story of our Wild Horses and the ILLEGAL Round-ups overseen by Ken Salazar of the much-corrupted Department of Interior and the ‘subsidiary’ Bureau of Land Management [BLM] has increased, surprisingly, under the Obama Administration. Sadly, it is just one more lie that our current President made when he was campaigning in 2008 and appealing to many Environmentalists like me.
When he appointed Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Department of the Interior, I had a foreboding feeling that nothing good was going to come from this very unhealthy appointment to the Cabinet to the President. This was four years ago, and it got worse with every year in terms of our Environment and our Wildlife.
And, indeed, my sense in 2008 was right. Under Mr. Salazar, we have these illegal Round-ups that kill, disable, and terrorize innocent animals, and then we saw the worst oil tragedy in the history of the world take place in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Thugs that declare a war of Terror are doing it at the bequest of the Oil and Cattle industries.
This is exactly WHY you, as a Consumer, should NEVER buy any beef from just any store under just any name [or McDonald's or any other fast food chain-- the food is NOT REALLY CHEAP! IT HAS A COST UNIMAGINABLE TO YOU, THE TAXPAYER]… you should ONLY buy Local, Organic, Humane, Sustainable, Grass Fed, and small farmed. Every time you ignore your power as a Consumer to create the change you really wish to see in this world, you are denying innocent living beings like our Wild Horses and our Wolves and all other Wildlife the right to live freely… simply because you are inadvertently supporting blood-industries like the big Agribusinesses that lobby Congress to have their way on OUR public, taxpayer lands!
Better yet, go Vegetarian. You’ll be Alkalinizing your body, and naturally healing your body. You’ll also be supporting the Environment in the right way by your lifestyle choices. Remember, all animal products create an ACIDIC body, which is the breeding ground for disease.
The point to my conversation with Suzanne Roy of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign was to both raise awareness to the Consumer and to hopefully inspire people to take Action for our beautiful remaining Wildlife, and for the ecological balance of our last remaining open spaces.
Please take a look at this amazing web site and give your support to save our Wild Horses and Burros from the horrors of Slaughter. They need us.
Thanks for listening. This was an incredible show, and is available in the “Archives” section of this blog.
Where are our pollinating bees going? What is causing the die-offs?
The answer is simple and the resolution should be just as simple, but the Politics that encumber the resolutions to being enacted are unbelievably complex.
On Conscious Lifestyles on September 15, 2012, my first Guest for the day was Bee Keeper and Educator Raymond DuBois.
He told my audience about the necessity of Integrated Crop Management and how maintaining a respectful balance of the indigenous environment will bring higher, more healthy yields of food crops…. and protect the NATIVE Bees to the geographical area.
However, this is the OPPOSITE of what our American Taxes are supporting! The Bee die-offs are a result of a poor understanding of how to properly produce food without Chemical Pesticides, Chemical/petroleum based Fertilizers, and the horrendous “clear cutting” and bulldozing of the natural, indigenous environment of the agribusiness practice of “Mono Crop” production.
This practice of removing and thereby destroying the entire environment to have thousands of acres of ONE crop [such as Corn, Soy, etc.] is destroying the native Bee populations.
Add onto this diabolical practice the usage of pesticides and fertilizers that KILL our natural Bees and other pollinators, and you have massive die-offs and a critical tipping point in our Environment that is now threatening food crops and our future.
Why would the EPA ignore this obvious raping of our Eco-system? Are they NOT “The ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY?” The obvious question is Why they are not living up to the title of their very own name. Politics, pay-offs, and Lobbying by large Agribusinesses and Chemical Fertilizer/Chemical Warfare companies is a huge percentage of the answer.
This is certainly no time to be a passive tax payer. Apathy is something that the very Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides CAUSE in the human brain, by the way! These very dangerous Chemicals kill brain cells, and cause immune dysfunction and endocrine/hormone harm.
The urgent need for the Consumer to take back the quality of food cannot be over-emphasized.
Write, email, call and be a voice to your local, elected Politicians to outright DEMAND that our taxes be funneled into Organic, Sustainable, Integrated Crop Production that respects both the Environment and our much-needed Pollinators!
Without our Bees, we have no future. No kidding here. It really is time for Action.
Check out Raymond DuBois’s Web Site www.beelove.org
Support your LOCAL, Organic, SMALL and Humane Farms. You can internet search for your local Community Supported Agriculture organizations. There are many that will deliver to your town, and even to your front door weekly! Stop supporting ALL large-scale food manufacturers and put your efforts into healing your body with natural, sustainably grown and harvested food. Food can be your medicine, and it is the only thing that can truly heal your body.
The second half of my show broadcast on Saturday, September 15th explored more detail on the horrifying topic of Vaccines in general, but the “Gardasil” vaccine that is now marketed for BOTH girls and boys ages 9-26.
The carnage this toxic vaccine has left behind is nothing short of Genocide of our next generation. The over-vaccinating of our children with extremely toxic [never proven "safe"] witches brew of Formaldehyde, Aluminum, Mercury, unknown live viruses, other dangerous adjuvants like Squalane…. is it any wonder we have ADHD, Autism, Learning disabilities and behavior issues of ALL kinds, and an array of Autoimmune dis-eases?
I highly suggest that all of my blog readers and radio audience around the world take the steps to educate themselves, and ultimately ARM themselves against the falsified, fraudulent messages that are both subliminally and overtly sent to the Consumer daily.
The buzz of FEAR tactics that are expertly utilized to gain a firm CONTROL over your behavior that makes you a PASSIVE Consumer [sucker] for these wretched vaccines is part of the Propaganda that is part of the big-Pharmaceutical/Government collusion to keep you sick, and in need of more drugs, therapy, other toxic treatments, etc.
Check out Leslie Carol Botha’s website at HolyHormones.com and learn, each day, something new about your body, and how intricately balanced it is and certainly deserves to be treated with natural, healing respect.
Tags: A Conversation With Green Building Expert David Johnston, Green Building, Sustainable Home Building Practices
The Insulated Concrete Forms [ICF] and Structural Insulated Panels [SIP] and Straw Bale building materials are strong, forever-lasting, sustainable methods of building that creates healthier homes that are better insulated, sound-proof, and eco-friendly to live in.
Why has America been so slow in adopting these incredibly fast, easy forms of building?
Our old growth forests are disappearing. “Stick frame” building is a post-war “cheapie” style of building that is totally unsustainable. Douglas Fir Forests are being destroyed for this heinous building method that really needs to be outlawed in order to re-direct our building methods to ones that are both more durable and sustainable.
The indiscriminate clear-cutting of short-sighted and greedy lumber companies along with the foolish behavior of our bribed Elected Officials has put our air quality, and the future of all life on the brink.
Did you know that these egregious Lumber companies have lobbied Congress to have YOUR Federal Land “clear cut” for their own profits? Did you also know that these Lumber companies are allowed to walk into the Forest with Guns and ammunition and kill off any wildlife that happen to be grazing or living their lives in the very Forest that your tax dollars are supposed to be protecting?
Clear cutting kills birds, deer, wolves, baby animals of all kinds, and it kills our air quality. The forests are our “Lungs” of the Earth, and we cannot have Oxygen without them.
Wood is not something that should be creating the shell of a home. We need to be using better materials that don’t mold, catch fire, or create havoc on the Earth’s last remaining Forests.
ICF’s and SIP’s are the answer. They are faster to build and the incredible beauty of a Green Built home is unmistakable. The FEELING you get when you are inside a Green built home is also unmistakable. You feel at peace, happy, and you can breathe without taking in fumes from off gassing toxic materials used in most homes by uninspired and uneducated contractors.
My Guest on this weeks show for August 18, 2012 was Author and Educator David Johnston. He is one of America’s top Green Building experts and has written four books that are easy to read and a delight to learn from. Green living is both fun and easy once you know where to get the information you need to create a sustainable, beautiful home and community.
You can also get all of the manufacturers of Green Products [literally from "A" to "Z"] from a think tank called “Building Green” based in Vermont. They publish online Guide called the “Green Spec” Directory, and this is a MUST HAVE Guide on where to buy Green Building Products, pricing, etc. Check them out and join them at www.buildinggreen.com
David made many great points in our conversation this week on HOW to Green Build, and certainly on how to locate and hire an honorable, knowledgeable and competent Green Contractor.
Don’t waste your time with people who are not educated on Sustainable living or building methods. This will only lead to an uphill climb for you, the homeowner, and your dollars are best spent with the good people who have the foresight and motivation to build cleaner, sustainable, healthier homes for their communities.
Children are highly susceptible to off-gassing of toxins. Pregnant women are, too. The elderly, and anyone who is under stress or immune compromised. People who think they are healthy can be struck with an auto-immune disease that seems to come from “nowhere” after being exposed daily to toxic building materials. Allergies, to ADD/ADHD, to learning difficulties, to fatigue and the numerous other modern dis-eases that way too many people suffer from are all able to be traced back to toxins INSIDE the home [and not to mention the ones you cannot control the minute you step outside.]
Natural Clay Plaster walls are brilliant. They come in all kinds of colors, and will release “Negative Ions” into the air, creating a healthier indoor environment. Negative Ions are cleansing and very healing to the body. It is exactly what is released in a Thunder Storm and Rain Storm. It feels good to just be around when you are in a home that has used natural paints, clay plaster, milk paint, clay paints, and natural glues/adhesives.
There really is no excuse for not seeking out such amazing ways of cleaning up the environment.
Starting at home is what I have preached on my show for quite some time. When you start to clean up your home by the consumer choices you make, you will be motivated and even passionate about cleaning up the Environment in which you live.
Tags: Natural Landscape Design, Organic
My Radio Show that broadcast on Saturday, May 12th, was a lively interview with Landscape Architect Peter Alexander.
Americans have been lied to. With every misleading TV advertisement that encourages the unsuspecting Consumer to apply chemical fertilizers and chemicals onto their lawn, gardens… and then having them ultimately wind up in your drinking water and the air you breathe…. poisoning both you and your pets [and all life on Earth]… the scope of the damage this has to the immune and nervous system to every living being on Earth is beyond what most of us can comprehend.
Your life literally depends upon how much you know, and how motivated you are to take action to save the circle of life that is crucial to your wellbeing.
There is nothing better and certainly nothing more healing than God’s Garden. I love sitting outside, eating Al Fresco, enjoying the butterflies visiting each flower and listening to the birds chirp and a rambling brook…. totally soothing to my senses and reminds me of this AWESOME gift of Life.
One of the world’s worst Pesticides that kills Aquatic life, poisons people, kills our pollinating Bees, causes birth defects and other horrible dis-eases… is produced by possibly the most evil conglomerate on Earth: Monsanto.
Why and How this company has been able to undermine every nook and cranny of the EPA, USDA, Congress, and even local municipalities is inexcusable. Their toxic Genetically Modified Organisms [GMO's], pesticides, herbicides, dangerous brands like “Round Up” and other killers are nothing short of Satanic. They kill and destroy.
Nothing is more concerning for the future of our Environment than these chemical weapons of mass destruction that have been re-packaged into Consumer and Agricultural products.
How to have a Natural Garden: Use Compost; make your own Compost with kitchen scraps; hire a Natural Gardener that uses Organic Gardening Techniques; add your firewood ash to compost and spread onto garden, lawn, etc…. and make sure you include your coffee grinds, too!
Borax is a natural way to rid your property and home of pests. Also, if you have Carpenter Ants, use Borax mixed with Southern ‘Grits’ that they tend to like to eat, but will die once it expands when they eat it.
Mice and other Vermin hate the smell of Peppermint. Get a spray bottle, add some cheap Vodka, water and the Essential Oil of Peppermint. Spray around perimeter of home and even use inside your home as a natural cleaning spray! You will love it.
Diatomaceous Earth is a great way to keep pests away but is safe for pets and people and also for good insects like Bees, Butterflies, and mammals like Birds and Squirrels.
You can have a beautiful, no maintenance landscape if you think full-circle and insist upon indigenous plants, trees, grasses, flowers that will require very little maintenance and have a natural immunity to any pestilence as they have had millions of years to evolve, unlike “imported” or non-regional plant species.
If you love to Garden and are growing your own produce, you might be interested in the “Companion Planting” practice for natural pest control.
Here are some helpful suggestions:
Protect your Carrots by planting them with Leeks to repel both Carrot and Onion Flies.
Plant Radishes and Kohlrabi with Lettuce to repel Earth Flies that don’t like the smell of Lettuce.
God Aphids? Plant Nasturiums around Broccoli and bunches of Chives among Sunflowers and tomatoes to discourage infestations.
Ladybugs= God’s gift to Gardeners! A natural enemy to Aphids.
Asparagus and Tomatoes complement one another. Place one row of Asparagus between 2 rows of tomato plants.
Daffodils repel mice.
Plant Yarrow as a Boarder for an herb garden as it encourages the growth of essential oils in herbs.
Onions repel Rabbits and can be inter-planted with Peas, Beans, Lettuce and Cabbage.
Cool. You can have the most healthy life and bring to life all of the many beneficial insects, mammals and herbs around you NATURALLY.
Autumn leaves are like pure Gold for your Garden and entire landscape! Why on earth some Municipalities pay big money to have them shipped out of town is ludicrous.
These leaves nourish the tree’s roots in the Winter and also act as a magnificent mulch for your garden, vegetables, and lawn as it greatly enriches the minerals within the soil.
So, if you are in a part of the world where the gorgeous Autumn leaves fall, DO NOT allow a polluting “leaf blower” to blow them into plastic bags and away from your landscape!
Instead, you can lay them out on the lawn and mow over them, and combine them with Organic compost and nourish your shrubs, trees, gardens, lawn… every aspect of the perfect circle that God gave to us is a true bounty of life.
OR, if you wish, let the leaves fall under the tree and leave it be. Your tree will be stronger throughout the Winter storms as it is literally fed at its roots with the incredible Autumn leaves it blessed you with.
So exciting to be supernatural!
Tags: and Amazing Women, Healthy, Wise
My interview last week with three additional women who are also featured in Coach Carl’s new book, “Healthy, Wise and Amazing Women” was, once again, inspiring.
I love my job so much because I get to interact with knowledgeable, progressive, and honorable people from all over the world. I always walk away inspired…
My three awesome, inspiring Guests were:
1.) Lori Alper, Attorney, Wife, Mother, Entrepreneur, and Eco-Living Advocate.
Check her wonderful website out at www.groovygreenlivin.com
Lori and I share a passion to help others become more eco-friendly, conscious about their personal care choices, and especially making it easy for busy people to take action for both the Environment AND for their own quality of life.
2.) Sherry Segal, an award winning children’s book publisher, has created with her business partner, Wendy Wiseman, one of the most popular children’s websites on the internet! Have an interactive visit on her awesome website: www.kiboomu.com
3.) Sarah Cook. How I love her new book, “The Parents’ Guide to Raising CEO Kids”… this message is one that EVERY person, whether you even have kids or not, must read! Many of us were not taught skills from childhood to think like a CEO who also has ETHICS, and cares about others and the Environment, Animals, our oceans, and certainly about making the world a better place WHILE making money.
I loved the informative discussion with Sarah, and I realize it is never too late for even ‘big’ kids to re-learn how to think and act like an Environmental CEO.
Sarah’s website is a great place to start, get inspired with new ideas, and to ultimately take action: www.raisingceokids.com
Thank you to all of the wonderful women who have shared their challenges, triumphs, personal stories, and life lessons with my listeners and with me.
Women have to come together, for the first time in history, and start to uplift each other and break the chains of violence, abuse, oppression, and shame.
The time really is now to uplift our sisters and give a hand in helping them reach their full potential…. what a world we could have if women all over this world had equal opportunity to education, economic equality, self actualization, and fulfillment.
*This show is dedicated to the thousands of American women who campaigned [and gave their very lives] to give girls in America the right to Vote, go to school, work, earn their own money, and to pursue independence. Hundreds of women were beaten, jailed, killed, and ostracized for their bravery.
*This show is also dedicated to the millions of women around this world who continue to live in fear, oppression, abuse, and without basic human rights. May I see the day [soon] where you are finally set free.
Tags: Save our Wolves NOW
Last Saturday, August 20th, 2011, while I was still on hiatus, a replay of one of the most important shows on our American Wildlife was broadcast.
Our Wolves are, once again, under siege in the United States.
The balance of our Eco-system has been tampered with, and systematically destroyed by a minority of people who [undeservedly] put themselves into public offices that have the power to kill or to save our natural world.
Why do the cattle and oil industries consistently get their way in Washington? Why are these two dirty industries behind nearly every environmental disaster in this world?
You can listen to this re-broadcast on my Archives. Please take action and visit the web site for The Center For Biological Diversity. www.biologicaldiversity.org
Tags: Animal Communication, Kindness and Love to Animals, Listen To Animal Wisdom, Listen to Your Intution
My Guest on Saturday, April 9th, 2011, was Animal Communicator Maia Kincaid. You can work with Maia directly for your own Animal Companions, Wildlife in your yard, or yourself. Check out her website at www.MaiaKincaid.com
Maia believes in her practice that all good people are able to learn to effectively listen to and communicate with animals, and the natural world around them.
Why is this important? When your animal is ill or in need of your ability to communicate with him/her for any reason, your ability to intuitively know what to do is paramount to their well being, longevity, and health.
This gift of communication with other living beings, along with the natural environment that sustains you, is an awesome tool that expands your horizons and even makes an impact on your own mental and physical well being.
Intuition is spiritual. Communication with animals is spiritual. Going Green has a spirituality to it that compels good people to clean up Mother Earth and to take responsibility for innovative, healthier lifestyle choices.
If Honor were a required part of corporate business planning, it would bring cleaner energy, respect for the earth and all life IMMEDIATELY.
Our natural world is relying on every person, consumer, taxpayer, business person, mom, dad, child, politician, teacher, school, community to be a voice of Honor and reclaim our connection to the Earth. Our lives are dependent upon our taking action, and standing up for changing the paradigm of oppressive, ‘box’ thinking– and subsequent behavior of blinded, uninspired, corrupted people who put themselves into leadership positions– but continue the endless spiral of degradation of our quality of life by giving polluting and destructive corporations carte blanche to reduce this life to one of autoimmune diseases, toxic water, toxic air, toxic food, sick children, and mentally and physically unhealthy people and animals.
We need to reach back to the ancient wisdom of the Earth and save our selves by first respecting our Environment, Animals, God, Spirituality, Intuition, Truth, and our purpose for being alive.
The broadcast of this show is now on podcast in the Archives section of this blog.
Being Conscious is a life of being Ethical, and this brings great rewards.
Tags: Clean Water Rights For All Life
“You never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” — Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
The Saturday, March 19th “Conscious Lifestyles” show was a conversation with an ordinary citizen who is fed up and speaking out against polluted ground water, and with Lois Gibbs, the former Leader of Love Canal and Founder of the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice [CHEJ]. www.chej.org
I also spoke with the CHEJ’s Science Director, Steve Lester, and the water contamination issue is much bigger than we all have been led to believe.
What is Strontium 90? Why is it in our water, in women’s breast milk, and in all mammalian milk?
Why are Chlorine, Fluoride, heavy metals [like Lead and Mercury], pesticides, herbicides, household paint and cleaning residues showing up in ALL water, both city water and private well water?
The fact that the responsibility for our drinking water is spread very thinly among several local, state, and federal agencies is part of the problem. Violations are going unreported, and it has come to light that way too many ‘good ole boy’ politicians are ignoring this wake-up call to our world.
Water is the lifeblood of all life. Without it, nothing can survive.
Strontium 90 is Radioactive waste water from Nuclear power plants. This is, unbelievably, legal. Ever wonder why most Nuclear plants are near a river, ocean, or a body of water? They dump their waste into our waterways. And this is supposed to be “clean” energy?
Sorry, but I don’t want Radioactive oceans, lakes, streams, and reservoirs.
The cattle and factory farm industries are also to blame. This toxic sludge is a gargantuan issue to the well being of our watersheds that no one in elected office appears to take notice of, or even bother to mention in the same breath when they proclaim ‘Earth Day’ and ‘Going Green’ to consumers/taxpayers/voters.
The cattle feedlots from the big, agri-business ‘factory farms’ are polluting clean water at an alarming rate. The nitrates that kill off the oxygen in the water are literally killing off the natural life that, for millions of years, kept our water clean for drinking, eating, growing food, and even taking a bath.
All water is inter-related all over the world. Our streams run into the oceans, and the wells and aquifers we rely on are taking in the toxic waste that runs, much like the veins in our bodies, all over the earth.
Additionally, oil leaks from pipelines are disastrous.
The oil and gas fracking that has ruined much of the western states’ drinking water, and they have not stopped there. They have now found political give-aways on the East Coast, and are more than happy to start fracking near Upstate New York’s biggest watersheds for NYC.
The additional water contaminants that are disease causing are from Agriculture chemicals sprayed on ‘conventionally grown’ food and the Genetically Modified Organisms that are Frankenstein-like chemical catastrophes made in laboratories and now patented and sold as “food.”
Consumer and farm use of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and large power plant discharge called “thermal pollution” are the other big toxins that are finding their way into our drinking water, and consequently, poisoning us.
The States with the most violations for polluted drinking water in public schools:
We are literally allowing both big and small [consumer] choices to poison our children, and destroy all life.
Electing honest politicians to take action on this most important issue is no small task. They all say the same things and make the same promises for the Environment, Education, etc., etc.
But now, more than ever, is the time to see behind the political masks and start to demand action for our clean water rights. Look at track records of any person running for office, see beyond the too-often empty promises. The time is now. That’s all we’ve got to get it right for our one home… the Earth.
Tags: Ayurvedic Beauty, Chemicals in food and skin care are dangerous, Community Supported Agriculture, Eat Sustainable, Food and Skin Care Qualities are keys to your health, Humane, Local Food, Love your Skin Organically, Organic, Small Farms Are Best, sustainable life, The Organic, The Slow Food Movement, Why choose organic herbs for skin
Listen to the show broadcast on 02.12.11 here
“Taking no chances means wasting your dreams” — Ellen Hopkins
Saturday, February 12th, 2011, I visited with Deb Marsden, the founder of Connecticut Farm Fresh Express and with Carollanne Crichton, the founder of Solavedi Ayurvedic Skin/Body Care and now Organic Perfumes….
So, where do you start in ‘Going Green’ and how do you actually begin a healing, holistic, and conscious lifestyle?
#1. You buy local.
Local, Sustainably produced Agriculture both stimulates the local economy and nourishes your body with more vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in the produce than something that was picked before it was ripe and trucked/flown from a far away destination.
The added benefit to eating locally grown produce is that is was pollenated by local BEES! This strengthens your immune system for your particular climate, and enhances your body’s ability to live in tandem with the seasons.
Buying Organic, and Sustainable is KEY to building your immune system, making your brain function clearly [yes, food plays the biggest role in your emotions, memory, and ability to think] AND building a local economy that rewards small, local farmers for their ecologically friendly practices.
I love Connecticut Farm Fresh Express www.ctffe.com because I know, for certain, that I am getting clean, organic and sustainably produced food that is both local and small in production.
I say “NO” to the big, Agribusiness Factory Farms! They are bad for the environment as they dump more toxic waste into our waterways than all other industries combined and pollute our last remaining open spaces with their toxic pesticides and horrifyingly dangerous Genetically Modified Organisms [Monsanto is one of the worst of these companies and is, by far, the most evil company that you could research on your own. Unbelievable practices that are producing never-seen-before Frankenstein chemicals into our water, air, land, bodies.]
It is proven that Organic, Sustainable, and local produce contains more phytonutrients, antioxidants, and minerals. It is also economically better for families since buying DIRECT from the Farmer as Farmer’s Markets or via Community Sustainable Agriculture groups/Co-ops is more cost effective.
Connecticut Farm Fresh Express, LLC
Deb Marsden, Owner
If you live anywhere in Connecticut, you can order from Thursday through Tuesday morning [6AM] your sustainable groceries to be DELIVERED to your door by Thursday or Friday, depending on where you live.
For my out-of-State listeners and worldwide listeners, you can google sustainable Farmer’s Markets and CSA’s/Co-ops to find an organization that gives their communities similar eco-friendly choices!
Let’s take back our world and use our economic power as consumers to send a very clear message to big-agribusinesses, factory farms, and elected Government Officials who have been bribed with campaign donations from the oil/gas, agribusiness, and cattle industries to “look the other way” at this environmental destruction, and lowered quality of life for everyone.
Factory Farms like this one pictured are nightmares for both the animals and the environment. These animals are forced to live out a miserable life stuffed into a cage with no way to turn around, exposed to abusive and virus-ridden, loud and nauseating conditions that cause them to become diseased… then they are force fed junk [like ARSENIC] to make them fatter quicker and shot with antibiotics and hormones…. this is a disease causing industry for PEOPLE, the environment [the waste is worse than any other on earth and destroys ground water], and the animals suffer unspeakably.
… Time to wake up? I believe it is time to force these factory farms to shut down.
Consumption of factory farmed flesh for humans is the PROXIMATE CAUSE of most auto-immune diseases today.
By the way, consumption of ‘meat’ [animal flesh] causes your body to become ACIDIC. Every bite…. your body turns acid. This is HOW your body gets weakened, sick, and creates fertile ground for bacteria, fungus, virus to grow.
If you decide to eat animal flesh, I urge you to purchase LOCAL, small farm, sustainable, free range, grass fed, humanely raised animals ONLY! …. And cut down your habits from daily to once a week, and then to once in a while…. your body will start to detox the acid more efficiently, and you will lose those extra pounds you’ve been needing to rid yourself of!
You need an ALKALINE body chemistry to be healthy. Green foods such as Chlorella, Wheat Grass, Dandelion, Arugula, Broccoli, Spinach…. and all GREEN VEGETABLES create the homeostasis that you need to maintain and bright mind, energy, strong immune system.
Also, try to eat at least 50% of your fruits and veggies RAW. Get a Vita-Mix [awesome] multi-speed blender. I prefer a super, well built blender that can make soups to ice cream [like the Vita-Mix] over a juicer. You get all of the good fiber and the WHOLE plant/fruit this way. Your skin will thank you!
What you put into your body counts, and what you put onto your body counts.
Want to be beautiful at every decade of your life? I do.
I love artisan companies like Solavedi Ayurvedic Skin and Body care because they are lovingly, mindfully, ecologically produced with ingredients that are directly from the earth…. God’s garden.
I believe Cleopatra and the world’s great beauties utilized God’s garden of amazing spices, herbs, vegetables, minerals and fruits to enjoy both vibrant good looks and energetic, magnetic health. After all, health IS beautiful!
Solavedi Ayurvedic massage and skin care medicinals
I believe small, organic companies are changing the taste of the consumer base for the better.
No longer do we want harmful chemicals slathered onto our bodies or factory-Frankenstein, processed anything— we want to the real, honest feeling of being at peace with the earth.
The feeling of getting back to our roots as living beings with emotions is something we have all experienced: either at the beach…. in the woods…. during a thunderstorm…. when it first snows…. the fresh air of Springtime… the warm sun on our skin…. It just feels good. You feel alive, free, balanced, happy.
You cannot reproduce this organic experience from a chemical-laden factory! Much to the chagrin of chemical, pharmaceutical, agri-businesses, and the oil/petroleum industries…. you just cannot synthesize the REAL, GOD MADE, Hand made goodness of this earth.
Our lives on this earth, and the quality of life on this earth TODAY and the question of whether we will have any life on earth in the future depends on every person to make mindful, quality choices in their daily habits.
It is more expensive to get sick. Doctors don’t have the time to truly help you, and even more horrifying, they are never taught anything about Ayurvedic healing, homeopathy, NUTRITION, chemical dangers, Chinese meridiens/medicine, or herbs, vitamins, spices, food… they have no knowledge whatsoever and no training to organically, completely heal you naturally. It does not exist in their world. They are taught about pharmaceutical drugs and surgery. They are taught to treat the symptoms and NOT the whole body… it is totally crazy when you look at the mess of our system and how it got to be so inept [and corrupt]. And by the way, they are totally blinded into allegiance to some system that keeps them in business and the same system that controls all of the medical schools [the big pharmaceutical companies]. Thus, they have no clue when it comes to the damage that vaccines, factory chemicals, pollution in food and water, and bad, processed food does to children, adults, and our family companion animals. Unacceptable!
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I am committed to giving to my listeners the knowledge that they are entitled to have in their lives.
I am so keenly aware of the confusing and false messages that we are constantly bombarded with in all aspects of the media, so my mission with my radio shows is to open the door to honorable, organically healthy information that will give you the tools to be truthfully healthy both inside and out.
Your body wants to heal itself! Yeah! Isn’t that cool?
No body in the mainstream medical ‘healthcare’ paradigm is going to tell you this. It would cost them their profits. You staying on their anti-life drugs is what they want.
But your life is too important. Every single person has a God given mission to reach their fullest potential. To be healthy is supposed to be your birthright.
Making organic, healthy choices every day become habits that are life-giving and bring you emotional equilibrium and a sense of purpose.
“My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass.” — Terri Guillemets
Twelve years ago, I went on a very dark journey. I believe that this was the BIG LIGHTBULB impetus to dusting off my own ingenuity and finding a better way to health.
I went from one Doctor to the next with no answers yet lots of money and time wasted. I was given one toxic, dangerous medical test after the next [most Doctors don't bother to mention the dangers of most medical testing procedures] AND I was prescribed so many antibiotics and other toxic drugs I cringe whenever I think about that time in my life.
The turning point was when I found myself in an abusive, predatory “father knows best” Doctor’s office. Alone. Desperate for answers. Trusting.
This Doctor was advanced in years. He was referred to me by a trusted friend from my church, and I made the mistake of blindly following this bad advise without having a healthy minded skepticism. However, most very ill people just want to trust a Doctor in white coat in the hope that they will find some relief from their suffering.
This Doctor did things to me that I cannot write about on my blog. I believe that I could not have been the first person he abused and patronized because he was “THE DOCTOR” in his mind, and you– the minions out there with no medical training– must shut up and be a good little patient.
Wow. Just briefly describing the situation gives me the creeps.
The moment I walked through the doors to the Upper East Side Brownstone medical office, it was bad energy times many billions…. I should have turned around and walked out…. but I had not yet been taught to LISTEN and to TAKE ACTION on my INTUITION.
The bad feeling was for good reason. The appointment was a nightmare of verbal, physical, and psychological abuse. This Doctor never helped me after my compliance and endurance of his tirades in his office and his overpowering me and controlling me psychologically that day.
From now on this predator will be referred to as a ‘bad doctor.’ He was evil, and lives in total darkness and pathetic ignorance. This is the antithesis of what we believe a health care provider should be, and it is unacceptable that America has become a nation of people who have been subjected to bad medicine in what somehow [politically] became ‘mainstream.’
To add insult to literal injury, this bad doctor was so arrogant that he would not take phone calls from patients and his policy was clearly one of being in total control in order to keep you, the needy patient, a hostage.
The X Rays, Cat Scans, Mammogram, and other horribly toxic and physically dangerous tests he sent me on were like being on a never ending gravy train [at my expense] for his friends in the medical testing business.
I was never given any answers after the toxic trail that led to nowhere. I got sicker and sicker after these tests, and I was finally so exhausted and ill that I could not function for more than 2 hours a day.
Most days I was in emotional agony from the physical disability of not having a body that would maintain any energy at such a young age. I was in the prime of my life, and I could not understand what was happening to my body as my mind tried ‘positive thinking’ and other measures to help overcome the chronic fatigue, malaise, yeast and bladder infections, kidney infection, constantly run down, always catching bronchitis and other viruses that were more than happy to find a weakened host.
My Thyroid and my Adrenals were totally exhausted and hurting. My Liver and Kidneys were so toxic that I started to have additional physical symptoms like dark spots on my skin.
I was devastated by these symptoms that were downplayed and even totally ignored by most doctors I took the time to trust.
My new career was stalled because I had not an ounce of energy for auditions, call backs, even classes or meetings with Managers and Agents. I was probably the only young Actor in NYC who dreaded the phone calls for Auditions! I was at a total low point.
My sex drive had plummeted to almost nothing. This was a source of a joke to this bad, abusive, wretched doctor who thought it was funny! Wow. The ignorance that is stemmed from the arrogance in our current medical system is astounding.
Loved ones, friends, and my husband were concerned, but certainly had no knowledge of how to help me.
My sugar cravings were off the charts. It controlled my life in a very bad way. I was like a sugar addict. In fact, later I learned that refined and processed sugar IS A DRUG! I was in constant craving mode for processed foods that I KNOW NOW were feeding the bacteria and viruses that had taken over my body. It was a merry-go-round of cravings and then horrible side effects.
After interviewing knowledgeable people, researching this medical misconduct and the prevalence it has in BOTH human and veterinary medicine, I am convinced that this is one of the least talked about and misunderstood phenomenon’s in America today.
For health and beauty: Stay away from refined sugar and processed/convenience blobs called ‘food’ but are, in reality, poison to your body.
Instead, use Stevia, Xylitol, and Agave Syrup for your sweeteners. They are delicious and healthy. Lucuma Fruit Powder and Mesquite Meal are also lesser known but totally nutritious, yummy sweeteners.
Today, I thank God every single day for my health, wellness and knowledge and for LITERALLY a new life.
I remember keenly the day I decided to reach deep within myself to fight back, reclaim my life, and find answers for myself.
I had no idea what holistic healing was. I did not know how to properly utilize food as medicine and to nourish my God-given body. I did not know what a Naturopathic Doctor was. I did not know what a genuine holistic practitioner was. I had no idea about the TOXIC cosmetics I was slathering all over my body, and putting on my face every day.
But as I started to take small steps every day in finding some answers, I found myself gravitating towards what I can only describe as light-filled people and organizations.
One day in New York City, I stumbled upon a Naturopathic Doctor in mid-town. His name was Dr. Stephen Felder. He saved my life.
Prior to finding Dr. Felder, I had seen a few natural-type doctors, but really got no answers from them. The meetings left me confused, and even frustrated that I had nothing after the exam and conversations with these practitioners. There was always ‘next time’ or an expensive, time consuming test, etc. No straight talk…. and this was very similar to what I had experienced in the Allopathic, mainstream system. There was never any time to give me the empowerment to make even small improvements that very day… it was about the money for some these practitioners, I am sorry to say.
I needed to be given the tools and the information to understand what was happening in my body and how to become 100% healthy WITHOUT spending a ton of money with agonizing tests, time, and spinning my wheels!
What Dr. Felder gave me was information. He gently guided me and told me WHY I was craving sugar: I had an overgrowth of Candida.
I remember asking, “What is Candida overgrowth? And what is Candida?” He was precise and informative in THE FIRST MEETING. He gave me the answers I needed and educated me about Leaky Gut Syndrome, which is what I had. He educated me about NUTRITION. He gave me a very easy, precise roadmap to health.
I was also given something called “Kinesiology” by Dr. Felder. I have had other practitioners perform this procedure on me many times since my initial meeting with Dr. Felder over a decade ago, and I must warn people that the accuracy of this simple test is highly dependent upon the honesty and integrity of the practitioner.
Dr. Felder got it right for me.
What was so beautiful about the beginning of my new journey into health and true wellness in both body, and in mind [and spirit, of course] was that I only had to see Dr. Felder a few times. That was it.
I was armed with the new information that had been missing in my life before the day I met Dr. Felder.
My wish for everyone who is chronically ill right now to have this incredible experience to health. It is such a gift to be given your life back!
I then found my way to so many amazing people, web sites, books, classes, nutrition schools, organizations, and whole food supplements and cleansing programs.
My life changed. An “About Face.”
I started to find ancient healing modalities that worked for me, and the vast ocean of new information was totally exciting to learn about. Each month I got stronger, had more energy, and I experienced the wholesome healing that I realize is “God’s Garden” so explicitly described in the Bible that was given to us to utilize for health and longevity, and not to abuse and synthesize into chemicals!
After this decade of self-empowerment and total lifestyle restoration, I am still on an enlightened journey of learning everyday.
I see everyday as a really cool opportunity to learn more. It’s like a treasure hunt for information that has been tucked away from what we all know as ‘mainstream’ information.
The up side to getting healthy is that my memory skills, intelligence, inquisitiveness, brightness, clarity are dramatically and ASTRONOMICALLY fit and sharp.
All this is beautiful.
I am stronger in every way, and I choose natural beauty because it is glowing, honest, irresistible and empowering.
But when living in this chemically toxic world, and having been injured from past vaccines and other toxins, the pursuit of being healthy is a daily lifestyle regimen.
This journey has led me to become knowledgeable in Green Building practices and materials, environmental activism, wildlife protection, food as the most important daily choice for healing you can make, animal reverence, farming practices, vegan and vegetarian lifestyle choices for health, natural makeup and skin/hair care, organic living practices, non-toxic home cleaning and gardening, holistic human and animal care, holistic dentistry [and why MOST professed holistic dentists are clueless regarding the toxins they are still installing in people's mouths!] and other consumer advocacy issues….
When you create opportunities to help others, you are gorgeous. You FEEL gorgeous on the inside. This comes out on your face, and your energy is shifted to enlightenment.
It all starts with a clean body. L. Ron Hubbard wrote one of the most important books you could read entitled, “Clear Body, Clear Mind.”
Clean out the toxins in your body, then clean out your makeup kit– wear a mask and gloves when you remove the junky makeup from its jars [and recycle the jars].
Replace your daily regimen with organic, hand made, honorably made cosmetics and you will feel and see the difference.
Thank you to my guest last week, Rose Marie Swift of RMS Beauty, along with the several guests I have had on my show. A few from this past year are Susie Wang of 100% Pure Cosmetics, Dr. Edward Group of The Global Healing Center, Beehive Skin Therapies, Solavedi Skin Care, Herbs of Grace, Bella Donna, Angela Paul, Ruth Klein, Jackie Silver and Ageless Beauty, and the many Visionaries whom I have been blessed to interview and whose messages of truth are lights in this world.