Biodiversity and the Least of Our Brothers

Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me.  Matthew 25:40-45 American Standard Version.   Social norms, various laws, and widely shared ethics prevent most of us from killing other human beings. Animal lovers and certain vegans object to the killing of pets, whales, livestock, ...

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Leaving the Clutter in Desert Gardens

Gardening is a skill that develops over a lifetime.   I envy those who were raised with a successful gardener, because like any art, you just can’t pick it up from a book.  In fact, books on gardening are really just the results of gardeners sorting out their own thoughts out on paper.  Well, nowadays we don’t even use paper. ...

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Multidimensional Wellness

  Casa De Mi Alma Wellness Center, Las Cruces, NM, USA I recently had the pleasure of meeting Alma Salazar, a budding entrepreneur who is stretching her muscles on a truly multi-dimensional wellness center in Las Cruces, NM. Salazar has chosen a prominent location near the downtown area where she is integrating mental, physical, environmental, and nutritional health, by inviting ...

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Healthcare Can’t be Improved With Access to More Insurance

History tells us that when Columbus and his sailors arrived in the America’s, they reported finding American people in astonishingly good health.  Soon, rumors arose of a fountain of youth, which many Spaniards sought, but never found.  The Spaniards were approaching health with the same linear thinking that is currently driving our great nation towards bankruptcy.  They thought a simple ...

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On Becoming a Change Agent

I must have always thought in multiple dimensions.   I remember the anxiety I felt in high school when I recognized that all my friends had definite goals in life, but I wanted to pursue a different goal each day.  Within days, I would bounce from wanting to be a forest ranger to wanting to be a writer, a scientist, ...

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Start Where You Are

Start where you are.  Use what you have.  Do what you can.                                                                       Arthur Ashe The first step in dealing with a major illness is denial. ...

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We Don’t Need Jobs. We Need Entrepreneurs.

As the third child in a family of four, I developed a work ethic at an early age.  My family had always lived from check to check.  So if I wanted anything at all for myself, I had to work for it.   Allowances were unheard of.  Birthdays were acknowledged with hand written promises that when finances improved, I would get ...

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How Science, Education, and Government Promote Widespread Chronic Illness

Illness changes the way a person views the world.  I’ve spent much of my life following “scientific principles”  and “medically approved recommendations” for health management and diet.  I always trusted public education to provide information that is helpful to individual citizens.   Remarkably, the only times I’ve reversed any long term illness have been the times I’ve given up on all ...

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A 2012 Christmas Prayer

May the world order now dawning reverse our values, that we may begin to place: health above wealth probiotic above antibiotic natural above synthetic diversity above conformity and evolution by symbiosis above survival of the fittest.

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Fibromyalgia and Biodepletion

Bioaccumulation occurs when chemicals or toxins accumulate as they move up the food chain. Many believe fibromyalgia is caused by exposure to too many chemicals in the environment.  But after decades of research, no toxin has been associated with fibromyalgia. However, many who suffer from fibromyalgia have a history of repeated illness, and repeated use of antibiotics. In addition, many ...

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