Volume 27 Issue 2 July/August 2021
Twig & Squirrel’s Wild Goods Stands Solid on
Sacred Treaty 6 Soil
How Creative Community Connection Builds a Business
by Jackie Jenson
Twig & Squirrel's Wild Goods germinated in 2013 as 20th Street in Saskatoon was experiencing the beginning of a transformation. The name's origins came from the novel, The Shamanic Way of The Bee. Twig signifies one small branch on the great tree of life. Squirrels are industrious, but also known to forget the location of some of their nut stashes, resulting in new tree growth. This significance combined with inspiration from a Wild Bill's Pizza sign in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, resulted in the birth of Twig & Squirrel's Wild Goods. We had no clue what we were going to sell, but I did have an inkling it would be wild and good.
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CB2 Receptor Activation: Fast Relief, Without the High
by Lee Know, ND
Since legalization in Canada in 2018, we’ve seen accelerated interest in cannabis as medicine and how it can play a positive role in one’s natural health lifestyle. However, many of those who would love to take advantage of its health benefits often look for alternatives, since they associate cannabis with the high often sought out by recreational users. The great news is, there are many other compounds in cannabis that can bring about those same health benefits without the high. While much of the focus has been on cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBG, etc., which are all strictly regulated in Canada and not legal for sale outside of government-licensed cannabis dispensaries), another class of compounds called terpenes are gaining attention, with numerous publications considering it equally important, if not more important, than the cannabinoids.
For Peat’s Sake, It’s Time for a Mud Bath
by Sussanna Czeranko ND
Let’s begin with a riddle, shall we? What is over 20,000 years old, odourless, tasteless, black, and has unsurpassed therapeutic properties? If you haven’t guessed, here are other clues. Paracelsus (1494-1541), famous for his contributions to alchemy and medicine, used this mysterious substance in the treatment of jaundice, digestive disorders, and speeding up convalescence after surgery and preventing scarring. The give-away clue is that we walk on it! Yes, the answer is Mother Earth herself and her ancient healing gifts, just below our feet.
The Triumph of Our Feet and Hands
by Carolynn Sikorski
Our hands and our feet are a triumph of engineering, biochemical marvels in fact, tying together mind, body, and spirit in remarkable ways. They are what is known as “pentadactyl limbs.” Five fingers. Five toes. Times two. Ligaments and lumbricals. Their movements are tied into many other parts of the body, controlled by muscles in the forearm and leg, for example. The skin in our hands and toes play a part in the magic too; they are the collection point of a huge number of nerve endings and skin receptors, critical to much of what we do. The foot alone has 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles, and 57 ligaments. So, arose homo sapiens with toes and fingers, hands and feet. We walked out of Africa and across the world. Our opposable thumbs made us astonishingly successful tool makers, from stone axes to inter-stellar rockets. But, such busy tender, terrific body parts need care and attention.
Glutenberg Gluten-Free Beer, Thanks to Local Quinoa
by Christine Wood
Glutenberg is taking innovation with quinoa to a whole new level with their gluten-free lineup of craft brews.
Most people think of quinoa as their latest go-to side-dish that goes with everything. After all, it’s gluten-free, has a unique flavour, is packed with protein, and you can make hundreds of recipes with it, including beer! Haven’t heard of quinoa beer? Read on!
She can go without makeup, but she won’t go without eyebrows!
by Karen Edwards
It’s the classic age-old story. Girl loves eyebrows. Girl loses eyebrows. Girl freaks out and comes up with revolutionary new tool to create beautiful, easy eyebrows. Karen Edwards, who lives in Saskatoon, lost her eyebrows a few years ago. It was almost overnight that she went from “good brows” to “no brows.” She hadn’t thought about eyebrows in years and once they were gone, it was all she could think about. “It’s one of those things that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone,” says Edwards. “Whether from over-plucking, genetics, chemo, or alopecia – missing eyebrows are no fun.”
I’m Navigating “The Shift”
by Sue Letwin
We experience different states of consciousness each day by falling asleep, dreaming or drifting off into our imagination. Meditation is also a consciousness shift and I have been meditating nightly since the middle of April, 2021. In March of 2020, I began dreaming about happy people dressed in white, holding hands. This surprised me as the world seemed a bit bleak then. I began to have visions and more beautiful dreams. It seemed as if someone was downloading information into my brain. And then I kept seeing interesting things occurring in the sky. Our family has been seeing halos around the sun and moon and types of clouds we have never seen before. My friendships and alliances completely changed or transformed in the past year. I began meeting like-minded people who helped me relax during a stressful time.
by Melva Armstrong
It’s summer! Time to enjoy the great outdoors and bask in our Earth Mother’s healing and nurturing energies. Be sure to soak up the Father Sun’s rays and dance in the occasional rain puddles. The sun and the earth are the natural healers and are so very important for keeping the body’s immune system whole and healthy. That way the body can repel any germs that come in contact with it. I feel a particular appreciation for being outdoors after a year of holding up indoors. I’m sure many of you relate to this. It’s the season to bust loose and kick up your heels, wave your arms in the air, and shout, “Hooray!”
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