No Gain in Blame

Posted by on Jul 5, 2011 in Blog, Favourite Quotes | 0 comments

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well,you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no...

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When It’s Important to Shop Organic….

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011 in Blog, Tips | 0 comments

When shopping for groceries these days, it can get a little overwhelming with all the different choices and especially the prices of organic produce these days! If you’re new to buying organic foods or you’re simply looking for a way to save a little money on your grocery bill while still eating “clean”, check out the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) list which has been updated to reflect 2011 farming practices. Every year the EWG puts out a list of  the “Dirty...

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A Poem for Health

Posted by on Jun 2, 2011 in Blog, Favourite Quotes | 0 comments

Life doesn’t get any simpler than this! “The best six doctors anywhere And no one can deny it Are sunshine, water, rest, and air Exercise and diet. These six will gladly you attend If only you are willing Your mind they’ll ease Your will they’ll mend And charge you not a shilling.” ~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990

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Why It’s Necessary to Soak Grains, Nuts, Seeds, Beans and Legumes

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Blog, Tips | 0 comments

The reason why we must soak all grains, nuts, seeds and legumes the night before we use them is that they all have phytic acid in the outer or bran layer, as well as enzyme inhibitors to prevent them from sprouting when conditions are not suitable. This is nature’s brilliant way of preserving genetic plant material until it has a viable chance of producing a plant.  Nuts, grains and legumes are all seeds, and as such, can be stored for fairly long periods of time without them going bad. When they do go bad,...

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