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Volume 15 Issue 3
September/Oct 2009

A Journey Toward Conscious Eating
Acknowledging the Remarkable Capacities of the Animals We Eat

Fermenting Foods for Flavour, Fun, and Nutrition!

Are There Safe Alternatives to Antidepressant Drugs?

Homeopathy Successfully Used for Leptospirosis Epidemic in Cuba: Why Not Consider Homeopathy for H1N1 Virus?

Eurowave – Muscle Toning and Strengthening

What Does Love Mean to You?

The Healing Power of Crystals and Crystal Bowls

Editorial

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Volume 15 Issue 3 — September/October 2009

The current issueA Journey Toward Conscious Eating
Acknowledging the Remarkable Capacities of the Animals We Eat

by Carol Marriott

My dear friend never fails to say a sincere and lengthy blessing for every meal. When I am in her company and sharing a meal, I am reminded once again to cherish the abundance and sacredness of our food. Somewhere in my early teenage years food became my enemy. Now at age 52, I still am no closer to befriending food. This is my daily battle. A battle ground where no amount of preparation and planning results in sustained victory. I am surrounded by disciplined conscious eaters, not driven from vanity, but instead from a place of sacred respect for their bodies, Mother Earth, plants, and our creature beings. Every day I vow to make the changes to embrace the depth of self-care and conscious awareness that I want for my life.

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Fermenting Foods for Flavour, Fun, and Nutrition!
by Paulette Millis

Preserving foods by fermenting to make them more digestible and more nutritious is as old as humanity. This old technique, lactic fermentation, produces foods that have biological energy, and it is time to renew this practice. It has largely disappeared from our Western diet, partly because it is an artisanal process and also because processed, refined, and pasteurized foods have taken its place. Lactic fermentation was the prime method of preservation before heat sterilization was discovered. In the dead of winter you may be wishing for something crisp that hasn’t travelled thousands of miles, or been processed and refined until there is no life left. Modern scientific methods of food preservation remove the life from food, as opposed to natural methods that enhance or maintain food life.

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Are There Safe Alternatives to Antidepressant Drugs?
by Julia Ross

Serotonin deficiency is far and away the most common mood problem we see at our Recovery Systems Clinic in Mill Valley, California. Serotonin starvation is a virtual epidemic in North America, inflicting its unique brand of dark-cloud misery on people of all ages, sexes, and walks of life. The reason that serotonin is so emotionally vital is that it is our primary defense against both depression and anxiety. Serotonin deficiency is a factor in many seemingly unrelated psychological and physical symptoms, ranging from panic and irritability to insomnia, PMS, and muscle pain.

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Homeopathy Successfully Used for Leptospirosis Epidemic in Cuba:
Why Not Consider Homeopathy for H1N1 Virus?

by Carol Thompson

With all the sensationalism of the news media over the H1N1 virus it is difficult to determine whether the threat of a pandemic is real, or if it is just a whole lot of commotion about a virus that is apt to be no worse than any other flu virus. One thing is for sure, all this ado simmering in the back of everyone’s mind is setting the stage for potential panic come fall. One might question if the tension is intentionally aroused so that the majority will not think twice about taking the vaccine when it comes available. Until recently vaccines have been thought of as the only sure-fire way of escaping illness. While so much attention has been focused on the pharmaceutical industry’s vaccines, the homeopathic community has been quietly making history with huge strides being made in the area of prophylaxis and disease prevention of epidemics.

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Eurowave – Muscle Toning and Strengthening
by Brenda Renz

The Eurowave utilizes Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology, first developed in the early 1970s to reshape and tone the muscles of astronauts returning from space. Basically, EMS is an extensive fitness therapy utilizing a pulsating faradic wave which contracts and relaxes the chosen muscle group, working the same as an isometric exercise. The 18-minute abdominal session is completely effortless, painless, and is equivalent to 200 perfect sit-ups!

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What Does Love Mean to You?
by Sharon Thom

Ever since I have been using and teaching the Yuen Method™ I am finding that most people have some form of attachment to the word love. When asked what is love, do you "think" it or do you "feel" it? Do you connect it to an experience with something or someone? Is it a good feeling or something from which you shy away? About halfway through pregnancy and up to age six, we absorb much about our mother. We are like a sponge to everything around us. Then from age six we acquire a filtering system that filters out what is right or is not right for us. In those early developing years what was it like to grow up in your family?

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The Healing Power of Crystals and Crystal Bowls
by Marla Carlson

I was recently talking with a friend about crystals and she commented that each crystal she comes across is like discovering a piece of art created by nature. Like each one of us, every crystal has it own personality, its own gifts to offer. There are many books and resources on the internet that provide a wealth of information about crystals. Many people with years of experience working with crystals have written about the healing benefits they offer, but you will discover the true healing power of crystals when you begin to personally connect with them.

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Editorial
by Melva Armstrong

I chose the image of a cow for the front cover because it represents one of the many sentient barnyard creatures that is primarily raised for our eating purposes. Animal welfare is a big concern for many people regarding the business of raising, slaughtering, and eating these kinds of domestic animals, and in the overall debate about eating meat or not. I mention this now because I was recently reminded of these issues when I received a copy of an attractive new hardcover book called The Inner World of Farm Animals: Their Amazing Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Capacities by Amy Hatkoff, and foreword by Jane Goodall.

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