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October 9. Following each of those services, she will be
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where the solutions to all the problems driveway and a pole barn.” Several Salt unable to determine how many water-
we have created already exist. Springs residents have announced that bottling companies are active in Flori-
Participants will be able to experi- they will appeal the project’s approval. da; we found one article from 2009
ence the therapy and learn to utilize all Don Holmes, a lawyer in Palatka, will that cited 22 at the time. We will bring
11 healing modalities taught in the first handle the case. you an update next month.
level Biosyntonie training. They will be On June 13, Premium Waters, a For an in-depth look at the bottled
able to use them personally and with Minneapolis company, appeared be- water industry, watch the feature film
their family, friends and patients. fore the SJRWMD seeking permission “Tapped” online (free of charge): http://
This two-day workshop, offered to take 197,000 gallons/day from topdocumentaryfilms.com/tapped/
July 30-31, is for both professional and Orange Springs and the aquifer be- Sources: Public records; Ocala.com.
non-professional participants. For more neath it. In the Ocala Star-Banner, —C.B.
information call Dr. Hanoch Talmor, Ryan Hamm, invasive plant biologist
M.D., at 352-377-0015, or visit www. with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
betterw.com. Commission, was quoted as saying,
“The water level [of Orange Springs]
has been dropping all spring. It’s get-
Two Bottled-Water Premium Waters had been ap-
proved in 1996, but they closed the
Companies Okayed facility in March 2008, and since then,
Last Month their original permit expired. Their
plant is on a 14-acre site north of the
fork of County Road 315 and State Rd.
A fter our June issue came out, two
bottled-water companies were
given permission to pump 297,000
21 on the Alachua County line. The
company reportedly wants to restart
the operation partly to supply a new
gallons of water/day from north central
venture, a Michigan company produc-
Florida springs and aquifers.
ing water sold in recyclable cardboard
The first company, run by the
cartons instead of plastic bottles. Pre-
Moody family, plans to install a four-
mium was approved June 14.
inch artesian well on their 12-acre
The St. Johns WMD governing board
property to capture mineral water that
is based in Palatka. The members of the
empties into Lake George near Salt
board are listed with their email address-
Springs. This company will draw up to
es here: http://www.sjrwmd.com/govern-
100,000 gallons/day that will be
ingboard/boardmembers.html. The South-
trucked to an Ocala bottler.
west Florida WMD governs 16 counties.
The County Commissioners an-
The members the board are listed here:
nounced approval on May 31. Despite a
long history of opposing in principle
governingboard/. All board members
water-bottling projects, ultimately the
serve uncompensated four-year terms.
Commission has no choice in the matter.
Before going to press, we were
In a June 12 “Special” to the Ocala
Star-Banner, Mike Amsden, Marion
County commissioner from District 1,
explained that local governments cannot
ban water pumping, as water has been
considered a state resource since 1972
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SAVORING THE SUN
Three Ways to Preserve Summer’s Goodness
by Judith Fertig
eing a locavore is fabulous “The jars are like and will also taste best when eaten
if you live somewhere like within six months.
California,” says Audra characters, with story
Wolfe, a co-founder of Canvolution
lines that I remember.” Refrigerator Canning
and an expert food preservationist. Because most veg-
“But if you live in the Northeast, unless ~ Eugenia Bone, author of etables have low
you learn food preservation, you could Well-Preserved: Recipes and acid content, which
be eating local turnips and kale all Techniques for Putting Up Small can invite bacteria
winter,” she notes with a chuckle. Batches of Seasonal Foods growth, canning
The mounting desire to eat locally them also involves
grown food, know what’s in our food pickling—adding a
and reduce our ecological impact, as vinegary brine to in-
rings comprise the basic equipment
well as shrinking household budgets, crease the acid level.
we need to get started.
are contributing to what The New York Refrigerator-pickled cucumbers, Swiss
Times recently cited as a renaissance chard stems, green tomatoes, beets
in home food preservation. Freezing
and green beans will keep for up to
“In a time of high food prices, job Freezing can be as
six months if kept covered in pickling
losses and food safety scares, home easy as rinsing berries
brine in the refrigerator.
canning is booming,” agrees June Tay- in very cold water,
lor, a Berkeley, California, food pres- patting them dry, and
ervationist. According to Jarden Home then placing them on Hot Water Bath Canning
Brands, makers of Kerr and Ball brands a baking sheet in the Traditional hot water
of glass canning jars, sales of canning freezer until frozen bath canning cre-
equipment were up 30 percent in solid. Such quick-fro- ates a vacuum within
2009. zen berries can then the jar that works
The simplest methods for “put- be placed in freezer storage containers to preserve foods.
ting up” food are freezing, refrigerator and will keep for up to six months. Basically, the food is
canning or multi-step water bath can- Some foods, like vegetables, packed into clean,
ning. Pressure canning, dehydrating need to be blanched first—plunged hot jars that are filled
and fermenting require special equip- into boiling water for a minute or two, almost up to the top
ment (pressure cookers, dehydrators then shocked in an ice water bath— (the amount of headspace between
and large crocks), as well as more then allowed to cool before being the food and the lid is indicated in
advanced knowledge. For most of us, a placed in freezer storage containers. the recipe). Then, the filled and sealed
large pot and some pint-size glass can- Cooked sauces, salsas and chutneys jars are processed in a hot water bath
ning jars with lids and metal sealing can simply cool before being frozen for a specified amount of time. When
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County extension agencies within each
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food, together with recipes and recommended
local ingredients. Helpful online sources also
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Audra Wolfe at DorisAndJillyCook.com
Ball Canning at FreshPreserving.com
Canning Across America at Canning
Eugenia Bone at blogs.DenverPost.com
Kerri Conan at DinersJournal.blogs.
National Center for Food Preservation
U.S. Department of Agriculture at usda.gov
(click on Food and Nutrition, then search
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S ales of locally grown foods are
expected to reach $7 billion this
year, up from $4 billion in 2002, ac-
cording to the U.S. Dept. of Agricul-
ture. One driver is the well-publicized
average 1,500 miles it took for 28 fruits
and vegetables to reach the Upper
Midwest by truck in a 2001-2003 study
by Iowa State University’s Leopold
Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
“The average distance we calcu-
lated was often cited incorrectly as the
average distance food traveled in the
United States,” explains Rich Pirog,
who led the research. “Local food
really isn’t about mileage or distance.
It’s about the relationships that are
built in the food chain. It’s about farm-
ers and local communities getting a
higher percentage of the food dollar.”
Local food sourcing builds com-
munity, poses a smaller risk for food-
borne contaminants and tastes better,
especially when it’s organic. It doesn’t
require the refrigeration needed for
long-distance hauling and often comes
without wasteful packaging.
A Carnegie Mellon University study
further calculated that transportation now
accounts for 11 percent of the greenhouse
gas emissions associated with fruits and
vegetables and only 1 percent for red meat,
while how the food is produced contrib-
utes 83 percent; so it’s good to be familiar
with local providers. The researchers also
reported that switching from red meat and
dairy products to chicken, fish, eggs or a
vegetable-based diet one day a week yields
at least the equivalent reduction in green-
house gas emissions of buying all locally
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A Talk with Agitators created America itself,
first with the Continental Congress,
Jim Hightower and then with the American Revolu-
tion. It was agitators who democratized
The Declaration of Independence, the
Acclaimed Columnist, Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It also
took agitators to form the suffragist, anti-
Commentator and Populist slavery, populist and labor movements—
and later, the civil rights, women’s and
by Ellen Mahoney
It takes people willing to stand up
to the establishment and say, “No.”
J How is your work helping
im Hightower, a syndicated colum-
nist and national radio commenta- individuals to swim against How can we individually
tor, is the bestselling author of Swim
Against the Current and Thieves in
the political currents, work or collectively work to
High Places. A former Texas agriculture for the common good and improve the world?
commissioner, he’s spent 30 years make a difference in their First of all, assess your own values
fighting for the rights of consumers, communities? and what matters to you. If something
working families, environmentalists, strikes you as particularly unfair or not
small businesses and just plain folks. A Essentially, I consider myself a
modern-day Johnny Appleseed, with a right or that could be done better, then
favorite saying of his is, “The water look at that and begin to build on what
won’t clear up until we get the hogs populist viewpoint. I try to inform peo-
ple, rally them and help them see that you really care about.
out of the creek.” Hightower is the Inform yourself and then look
2009 recipient of the prestigious Puffin/ they’re not alone, despite the power of
the establishment trying to teach them around in your own area. It’s likely
Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. there is someone working on the very
that the corporate way is the only way.
issue that bothers you. You’ve got to
Why do you consider populism reach out to make those connections
Why do you say that
the people’s rebellion against politics is more about
through places like your church, local
the corporate powers-that-be groups and independent bookstores.
top versus bottom than
and how do you define it? right versus left? How do we create a
Populists have historically under- government truly of, by
Right versus left is what we’re told
stood that the real battle in America is
not an ideological fight of conservative
politics is all about—you’re either a con- and for the people?
servative or you’re a liberal. But those
versus liberal. Rather, the battle is over Democracy is not a quick fix; it
are tiny little boxes that few Americans
money and power, and populists are requires a lot of citizen involvement,
fit within, and this ideology is what di-
engaged in a fight against corporatists and you’ve got to find ways to become
vides us in this country. Most of us are a
to create a democratization of both our a part of that. You can’t do it alone.
mix of both. The real political spectrum
government and our economy. Too few I often talk about Harrell’s Hard-
is in fact, top to bottom, because that is
people control the money and power ware store, in Austin. They’ll loan you
[the paradigm] where most people live;
at the expense of the rest of us. a tool to take home for a project or sell
most folks know they are way down in
In this country, populism began you two nails. Their slogan is, “To-
that top-to-bottom spectrum.
in Texas in 1877, when farmers, who gether We Can Do It Yourself,” and this
were going broke because of railroad is exactly the operating principle of a
monopolies, realized they had to do What do you mean when progressive movement. We can’t do it
something about it. What began as you encourage people to ourselves—it takes all of us together,
a farmers’ movement quickly spread be agitators, much as a as like-minded people of goodwill. The
throughout the country. The movement possibility of self-government comes
washing machine agitates
later evolved into the People’s Party from this.
and had a powerful impact on wom- the dirt out?
en’s suffrage, the direct elections of First of all, the powers-that-be For more information, visit JimHigh-
senators, wage and hour laws and the make the term “agitator” seem pejo- tower.com. Ellen Mahoney teaches
nationalization of railroads and public rative. But, in fact, agitation is what writing at the University of Colorado,
resources. It was very progressive. America is all about. Boulder. Email email@example.com.
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the Rain by
“In the midst of a gentle rain ... I was anyone to organize my rainy-day activi- thunder ... music to my soul. On hot
suddenly sensible of such sweet and ties, and I certainly wasn’t depressed by summer nights, stunning streaks of
beneficent society in nature, in the very the rain. I was delighted. pink and lavender heat lightning are as
pattering of the drops, and in every sound As a child, I could stand forever at good as fireworks to me.
and sight around my house, an infinite my bedroom window and watch the rain A hot bath on a cold and rainy
and unaccountable friendliness all at once pouring in rivulets off the broad leaves of night is incomparable bliss. So is sitting
like an atmosphere sustaining me.” elephant ears. I pretended it was a jungle by the fire in said weather. Firelight,
—Henry David Thoreau, Walden in India during monsoon season. Beyond candlelight, lamplight ... all are a love-
the plum trees, where water was fast lier, warmer shade of gold on gloomy
have never understood people who filling the ditch by the road—well, that evenings. Falling asleep to the sound of
don’t like rainy days. Rainy days de- was a canal in Venice. My house, natu- rain on the roof is sublime—and extra
press some people, but I have always rally, was a country estate in England. points if it’s a tin roof. Whether it’s a
loved them, from earliest childhood. They There was a whole world that only rainy-day nap or the ubiquitous dark
have always put me in a good mood the existed when it rained. The rain brought and stormy night, nothing lulls you to
way blue skies do for others. My heart out my imagination, and still does. sleep quite like the sound of rain.
sings at the sight of a cloudy grey sky. The I still find plenty of pleasant things On rainy days at home, I often put
darker the skies, the brighter my spirits. to do when it rains. Almost everything is on some classical piano music, which
Rain suits me like a tonic and lifts my better on a rainy day, especially if you’re is even more beautiful with an under-
spirits like sunshine. My dad used to call at home. There’s something so cozy score of raindrops and thunder. Cho-
me on a rainy day and say, “I’ll bet you’re about cooking or baking on a rainy day. pin was made for rainy days. Then I
in a good mood today, aren’t you?” The And reading is wonderful on a rainy day, open my windows and listen to the
answer was always a cheerful yes. whether you’re in your favorite armchair rain and my music. I like to sit on my
As a child, I loved the rain because, or propped up comfortably in bed with porch with a cup of hot tea when it’s
growing up in southern Florida, it was a good book and a cup of coffee. raining—and if a little cool mist blows
the only diversion from hot, sunny Writing on rainy days is enjoyable, in through the screen, all the better.
weather. It was different and exciting, too. The sound creates a cocoon of Rainy days are good for sociability,
and blessedly cooler, which was always creativity inside which words flow as too. Chats are more intimate when
a welcome change. “Rain, rain, go easily as rainwater off a downspout. having coffee with a friend in a cafe on
away”? Whatever. Bring it. As soon as I Rain makes me more productive, wheth- a rainy afternoon. Dinner parties on a
could walk, my greatest joy was to find er the exertion is mental or physical. I stormy night seem to have a uniquely
puddles to splash in. I would find ways often get in the mood to clean house on convivial spirit of warmth and familiar-
to go out in the rain, rather than staying rainy days. A thunderstorm is positively ity. There’s something cozy about being
in. But staying in was excellent, too. I invigorating. Perhaps the ions in the warm and dry together with good food
was endlessly entertained. atmosphere are charged differently; and drink; it makes people open up
I had a Little Golden Book called perhaps my energy levels are suscep- like the clouds overhead, and good
The Rainy Day Play Book that had been tible to barometric pressure. Either way, conversation flows in equal torrent.
my mother’s when she was little. It was I get a lot done when it rains. I also like to go for long walks in
about children who were disconsolate I do enjoy a good storm. I find it the rain. I don’t mean just a gentle
because they had to stay in on a rainy exhilarating. Thunder and lightning do rain; I mean a good, hard, steady rain,
day, and their mother had to find ways not scare me. I find them oddly sooth- a rain that means business. And not
to amuse them. I loved, but never fully ing and exciting at the same time. The with an umbrella or a raincoat, either.
understood, that book. I didn’t require crash of lightning, the rumble of No, if I’m going for a stroll in the rain,
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I want to come home good and understanding the same way the earth We should be blessed if we lived in the
drenched. There is something glori- is by summer rain, and we thirst for it present always, and took advantage of
ously satisfying about the rain blowing the same way the grass does. every accident that befell us, like the
in one’s face and streaming through Thoreau, who spent many of his grass which confesses the influence of
one’s hair. It is absolutely cleansing. “pleasantest hours” confined to his house the slightest dew that falls on it.”
Then again, there’s something in the woods during long rainstorms, said Here’s to gentle rain, brighter
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to twirl, as Gene Kelly showed us. “A single gentle rain makes the grass
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mer it went missing. (I seem to have a
habit of losing umbrellas.) Now I’m on
the hunt for a new yellow umbrella. Let’s
hope I can hang onto this one.
I love how the world is a brighter
green after a good rain. Going for a walk
just after it rains is lovely, too. Raindrops
on roses are indeed one of my favorite
things, as well as the emerald hue of damp
grass. And what is more beautiful than a
rainbow arching across silvery skies?
My yard, sadly, has been parched
and brown for some time in this
drought. We had a wonderful rain one
evening last week, and when I got up
in the morning, I saw that sprigs of
green had already begun to poke
through the dry grass. Just that fast.
Overnight. One good rain is all it took.
I thought how nice it would be if
humans recovered as quickly from a
figurative drought as grass does from a
literal one. We all go through spells of
mental, emotional, spiritual drought.
How wonderful if we could respond as
swiftly to whatever replenishing influ-
ences come to us—and if we could be
the gentle rain other people’s parched
souls need. We are all watered by
kindness, encouragement, and
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HealingWays Bonus: Rose water smells terrific
and also makes a great facial toner.
How to use: Put a few drops of
organic, food grade rose water into a
cup of water and drink it; or add rose
water to a spray bottle filled with regu-
lar water and spritz yourself as often as
you like. You can also use rose water
Remedies for Summer Bummers to create a cold compress—douse a
washcloth and put it in the refrigerator
for a few minutes to make it cool to
by Maureen Healy
the touch—and apply it to the back of
the neck or wrists.
Don’t let potential summer ailments sideline the fun. Summer bummer: Poison ivy
Be prepared with this all-natural first-aid kit. To the rescue: Homeopathic
Urushiol—the oily sap produced
Summer bummer: Dehydration water and eating a banana. Note: This
by poison ivy and its cousins, poison
To the rescue: Coconut water isn’t a substitute for drinking enough
oak and poison sumac—triggers con-
H2O. “The key to staying hydrated is
When feeling the heat, reach for tact dermatitis, an itchy and oozy rash.
water, water, water,” says Zand. “And
a tropical treat. “Pure coconut water Topical treatments can actually spread
don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink it.”
is like natural Gatorade,” says Janet the noxious oil around; so instead,
Zand, an Oriental medicine doctor, heal the rash from within. “Homeopa-
certified acupuncturist and co-author
Summer bummer: Overheating thy works on the principle that like-
of Smart Medicine for Healthier Living. To the rescue: Rose water cures-like,” explains Zand. “Rhus tox is
“It provides plenty of electrolytes and Made by steam-distilling flowers, homeopathic poison ivy.”
minerals that regulate body systems rose water is the go-to remedy when How to use: Allow two to three
and help keep fluid levels in balance.” you’re feeling overheated, says Margi tablets to dissolve in your mouth every
Bonus: This natural, low-calorie Flint, a professional member of the two hours until symptoms are relieved.
beverage hydrates you without the American Herbalist Guild, founder of
sweeteners, preservatives and artificial EarthSong Herbals, in Marblehead, Summer bummer: Indigestion
flavors found in most sports drinks— Massachusetts, and adjunct professor To the rescue: Nux vomica
making it a great post-workout thirst at Tufts University School of Medicine.
quencher. If you overindulged at a sum-
“Herbs have energetic properties;
How to use: Drink 11 ounces of mertime shindig, you might turn to the
some are heating, some are
coconut water as soon as you begin classic homeopathic cure for gluttony.
cooling and some are neu-
to feel parched; it will offer the same “Nux vomica is good if you’ve eaten
tral,” she explains. “Rose
short-term benefit as drinking a liter of too many fatty foods or had too much
water is very cooling.”
alcohol and the result is nausea or
gas,” says Zand.
How to use: Dissolve five pellets
in your mouth 20 minutes after eating
and drinking, then repeat two to three
times until symptoms are resolved.
Summer bummer: Sunburn
To the rescue: Lavender oil
“Lavender essential oil is the best
thing to apply right after a sunburn,”
says Margo Marrone, author of The Or-
ganic Pharmacy. “It contains linalool,
a natural antiseptic that helps keep
burns infection-free; and esters, which
reduce pain and promote cell regen-
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How to use: Mix 10 drops of lav-
ender essential oil with pure aloe vera
gel (or a favorite fragrance-free lotion)
and apply it to affected skin as soon as
you notice the burn.
Summer bummer: Muscle strains
To the rescue: Arnica
Arnica works for strains, sprains,
bruises and superficial scrapes. Most
people use it topically, but you can get
faster results if you also ingest tablets,
How to use: Take three tablets
orally three to five times a day for the
first 24 to 48 hours; apply topically
throughout the day. Note: Never apply
arnica to an open wound.
Summer bummers: Bites,
stings and cuts
To the rescue: Hydrogen
peroxide, yarrow tincture
and latex-free bandages
“First, clean the bite, sting or cut
with hydrogen peroxide,” advises Flint.
“Then follow with a few drops of yar-
row tincture, which acts as an astrin-
gent to pull the tissue together. It’s safe
to use on open wounds.”
How to use: Douse the affected
areas with peroxide, then apply six to
12 drops of yarrow tincture.
Homeopathic Apis is also good
Summer bummer: Athlete’s foot
To the rescue: Grapefruit seed
“Compounds found in the inner
rind and seeds of grapefruits have
shown potent anti-fungal activity,”
notes Marrone. “They attack the cell
wall of fungi and prevent replication
when applied topically.”
How to use: Add 10-15 drops of
organic grapefruit seed extract to a
tablespoon of water; apply with a cot-
ton swab to affected areas twice daily.
Maureen Healy writes on natural
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The Beauty of
the Golden Days of Childhood
by Lisa Gromicko
emember those endless hours of imaginative play dur- Overscheduling often substitutes stimulation for expe-
ing your youth? Tree climbing, making mud pies, flying riencing self-discoveries that unlock the tremendous stored
kites, fishing, building forts/tree houses/lemonade potential of a child’s inner resources and imagination.
stands, swimming, watching clouds, playground swinging, Remarks Payne, “A child who doesn’t experience leisure—
tea parties, making and launching sailboats in the creek, or better yet, boredom—will always be looking for external
catching fireflies/butterflies/frogs, playing jacks and pickup stimulation, activity or entertainment … [and] a culture of
sticks, jumping rope, hopscotch, rolling down hills, daisy compulsion and instant gratification. What also grows in
chains, skipping rocks, backyard camping, neighborhood such a culture? Addictive behaviors.”
baseball games, hide ‘n’ seek and flashlight tag? So, how do we find our way back to those simpler days?
The summers of childhood are potent, enabling chil- Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, says, “The
dren to find their personal bliss and cultivate interests and dugout in the weeds or leaves beneath a backyard willow,
memories that can last a lifetime. The gifts of less-structured the rivulet of a seasonal creek, even the ditch between a front
summer days are precious, allowing time and space for the yard and the road—all of these places are entire universes to
possibility of magical activities. Both children and parents a young child. Expeditions to the mountains or national parks
benefit from unscheduled breathing room to revisit the often pale, in a child’s eyes, in comparison with the mysteries
forces of creativity and restore resiliency. of the ravine at the end of the cul-de-sac.” He recommends
Yet, according to a University of Michigan study, to- allowing children the time to be in nature to take walks,
day’s children have as much as 12 hours less free time per listen, play and learn. Time in nature allows the senses to
week than 30 years ago. Kim John Payne, author of Simplic- become enlivened again.
ity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Sue Palmer, author of Toxic Childhood and 21st Cen-
Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids, urges parents to tury Boys, observes, “The loss of outdoor play and everyday
simplify their children’s schedules, to establish for them adventures is particularly significant for children who have
“… islands of being, in the torrent of constant doing.” a tendency to be easily distracted or impulsive.”
We all require down time to function well. Payne main- One of the biggest benefits of a slow summer, for
tains, “Rest nurtures creativity, which nurtures activity. Activ- everyone, is “play” itself. There is compelling evidence of
ity nurtures rest, which sustains creativity. Each draws from the essential need for this age-old childhood pastime.
and contributes to the other.” So, encourage children to engage in the simple plea-
More, boredom is a gift for children, “… a rare fuel to sures that will potentially create and strengthen the most
propel them forward,” writes Nancy Blakey, a columnist for glorious, blissful and “boring” memories of their child-
Seattle’s Child magazine. hood summers—and we’ll likely rekindle our own.
Bonnie Harris, author of Confident Parents, Remarkable
Kids, cites a lack of boredom in children today as the reason Lisa Gromicko has been a Waldorf early childhood educa-
many graduates flounder in the “real” world. Boredom works to tor for 16 years and has enjoyed spending many long sum-
spark the discovery of one’s own passions, inner resources, inge- mers with her sons, now 21 and 18; she looks forward to
nuity and ability to be self-directed—all critical lifetime skills. many more. Connect at LisaGromicko@mac.com.
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ConsciousEating CHERRIES: Sour cherries ripen in early
summer, while sweet cherries reach
their peak later in summer. Both types
help reduce inflammation, especially
in occurrences associated with gout.
GRAPES: Dark purple Concord grapes,
often found in home gardens or at
farmers’ markets, ripen in the fall.
Their resveratrol content is a key help
in combating the effects of aging.
STRAWBERRIES: These delicious favor-
ites ripen throughout the year in vari-
ous parts of the country. Strawberries
help fight breast and cervical cancers.
Home gardeners who grow ber-
ries know exactly what fertilizers and
Reap Big Benefits from Summer’s Tiny Gems natural pesticides have been put into
or upon them.
Buying organic berries at the
local farmers’ market or the grocery
store ensures that the health benefits
of fresh berries are not undercut by
infiltrated pesticides or anti-fungal
chemicals used by agribusiness, both
here and abroad.
Right before serving, berries may
be gently rinsed, and then patted
completely dry; they will keep well in
the refrigerator as long as they are not
by Judith Fertig Summer berries can star in cool
treats throughout the day. At breakfast,
resh berries, nature’s little gems, BLACK RASPBERRIES: The dark purple they’re a welcome wake-up flavor for
full of flavor and flavonoids, reach member of the raspberry family grows cereal or yogurt. As a snack, they’re
their peak during the warmer on low shrubs and ripens in summer. perfect whether eaten by the handful
months. Each berry’s burst of juicy This member of the berry corps helps or turned into frozen yogurt pops.
deliciousness carries antioxidants, fight oral, esophageal and colon can- Seasonal berries can be combined
vitamins C and E, riboflavin and fiber cers. with quinoa or couscous for easy sum-
that work to fight obesity, protect brain mer salads. They also add a special
function and promote urinary health. BLACKBERRIES AND MARION- note when friends and family toast
The red, blue and purple pigments BERRIES: Members of the rose fam- the end of the day with an iced tea,
in berries, known as anthocyanins, ily, these berries grow on shrubs and enhanced with fresh blackberries and
also help our bodies detoxify, repair ripen in mid- to late summer. Both mint.
damaged DNA, fight cancer and help help digestion and prevent salmonella Pairing berries with low-fat ingre-
lower LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. growth. dients, whole grains, fresh produce
The Dept. of Food Science and and natural sweeteners makes for fast,
Technology at Oregon State University BLUEBERRIES: Powerhouse blueber- fresh and fabulous summer dishes that
cites scores of studies that point to the ries also grow on low shrubs and keep us cool all summer long.
many health benefits from consuming generally ripen in early summer. This
a variety of fresh berries. Each berry of- renowned berry offers whole-body Judith Fertig is a freelance writer in
fers not only a unique flavor and color, protection against many diseases and Overland Park, KS; see AlfrescoFood
but also a particular health protection. aging. AndLifestyle.blogspot.com.
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MORE GOOD NEWS
Berries May Lower the Berries Help Fight Pain
Risk of Parkinson’s and Heart Disease
A recent study by researchers at the A natural form of aspirin—salicylic
Harvard School of Public Health, in acid—has been found in berries that
Boston, that followed 125,000 sub- grow on canes, such as blackberries,
jects for 20 to 22 years, confirms that blueberries and raspberries. The Or-
eating berries can lower the risk of egon State University’s Dept. of Food
Parkinson’s disease. The participants Science and Technology reports that
who consumed the most flavonoids, the salicylic acid in these caneberries
especially the anthocyanins found could be similar to aspirin in protect-
mostly in berries, had a much lower ing against heart disease. A 100-gram
risk of developing the disease than serving (about ¾ cup) of red raspber-
those whose diet contained less or ries, for example, contains about 5
different classes of flavonoids. mg. of salicylic acid.
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BERRY ICY TREATS
Courtesy of Driscoll’s ©2010; all rights reserved.
Courtesy of Driscoll’s ©2010; all rights reserved.
Blueberry Couscous Salad Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
with Mango, Onion, and
Lemon Dressing This blend, made even more delicious
with a natural sweetener, is a sum-
This cool summer salad, with its fresh mertime variation of homemade yogurt
flavors, is easy to make and a pleasure with fruit. If desired, freeze the mixture
to eat. in a frozen pop mold to make indi-
vidual frozen treats.
Blackberry Mint Iced Tea
½ cup orange juice
/3 cup water
1 3 cups organic strawberries, hulled
Served over ice, this flavorful beverage
½ tsp natural salt, divided 1¾ cups plain yogurt
is a great way to quench thirst on the
¾ cup whole wheat couscous 2 Tbsp liquid honey
hottest days of summer.
6-8 oz. organic blueberries or 4 tsp agave syrup
Serves 8 (about 2 quarts) 1 cup fresh mango cubes Additional strawberries
/3 cup chopped red onion
1 Untreated rose petals
5 organic black tea bags 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
¼ cup mint leaves, crushed; reserve In a blender, purée strawberries un-
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
one leaf per serving for garnish til smooth. Add yogurt and a natural
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 cups boiling water sweetener of choice; pulse until evenly
/8 tsp black pepper
½ cup natural sugar (or use honey blended. Pour into a shallow, freezer-
to taste) Combine orange juice, water and ¼ safe container and freeze, uncovered,
16-18 oz. organic blackberries; reserve tsp of the salt in a small saucepan. for 40 minutes. Using a fork, break up
two to three per serving for garnish Bring to a boil. Stir in couscous; cover, ice crystals and return to the freezer for
remove from heat and let 1 hour or until firm. (Or,
Place tea bags and mint in a heatproof stand 5 minutes. Transfer use an ice cream maker.)
pitcher. Add boiling water; steep at couscous to a bowl and Transfer to the refrig-
least 10 minutes. Strain into another fluff with a fork; cool 10 erator 15 minutes before
pitcher. Discard mint and tea bags. minutes. Stir in remain- serving. Serve in glass
Stir in sugar. Purée blackberries in a ing ¼ tsp salt, blueber- sundae dishes, garnished
blender or food processor, then strain ries, mango, onion, mint, with strawberries and
though a fine sieve. Discard pulp and lemon juice, olive oil and rose petals.
seeds. Stir blackberry purée into tea. pepper; mix well. Serve
Taste and adjust sugar as desired. Source: 175 Natural
immediately or refrigerate
Chill. Serve over ice garnished with Sugar Desserts, by
mint leaf and three blackberries. Angela and Ari Dayan,
Source: Recipes.Driscolls. ©2007 Robert Rose
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by Clark Dougherty
fter recipes based on Irish, French, Mexican and Thai
dishes in months past, it’s time to go All-American
for the Fourth of July. This is a recipe from the 1800s
that has been modernized to use self-rising ﬂour and Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter; set aside. Beat
other modern ingredients. It is revolutionarily easy and egg; set aside. Combine clariﬁed butter and ﬂour; add
independently wonderful with many variations available. beaten eggs, vanilla, and brown and white sugars. Add nuts
Here are the basics: to batter, then pour into a 9x9 pan and bake at 350 degrees
for 30 minutes. Let the cake cool for a half hour. Dust the
2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter top with XXX sugar.
4 large eggs Other ideas to customize ye olde Chess Cake: When
2 cups self-rising ﬂour 10 minutes remain in the baking process, stud the top with
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract whole pecans or walnuts. Or, with 10 minutes left, drizzle
2 cups light brown sugar with a simple caramel sauce, or a fudge sauce—or press
1 cup turbinado or white sugar dollops of marzipan into the top, or press several slices of
½ cup ﬁnely chopped pecans (or walnuts or hazelnuts) pear or apple into the top. Display your independence and
¼ cup XXX confectioner’s sugar be creative—but please enjoy.
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A Tool for Clearing Blocks to Achievement
by Dr. Paula Koger, DOM
and allows us to record the voice, ana- tion with it. When a follow-up voice
lyze it, and return the frequencies to map is recorded, progress can be seen
the body through a hand-held synthe- clearly on the new screen image.
sizer which provides the frequencies Many “success stories” say they
necessary to balance and release the would not undertake anything big in
blocks it has identified. It offers you their lives without first clearing all
e human beings usually insight and guidance to deal with any obstacles to success which they are
know what is in our con- area of your life in which you wish to unknowingly holding in their uncon-
scious mind. However, we grow. This includes improvement of scious. After all, what shows up on the
are not always aware of what may be your golf game, the ability to allow outside is simply a mirror of what is
cloaking our success or achievement money and other resources, or releas- inside of us. They say, “Practice makes
of health, relationship, or career goals. ing the blocks to finding, becoming perfect.” It may take years longer than
Most of the material that controls or and attracting a partner to love, enjoy going directly to the cause of the im-
blocks achievement is in the subcon- and prosper with. perfection. We can cleat it, move on,
scious and comes from past stored Once the issue is identified and a and make way for our success or heal-
information, experiences, traumas, picture of the blockage is displayed on ing to come easily.
or even generations. Many different the screen showing your own unique
figures have been stated, but most esti- pattern, the issue is cleared using Dr. Koger can be reached at Rainbow
mates agree that the unconscious mind music and the energy synthesizer. Bio- Natural Medicine in Dunnellon and
has thousands of times more influence feedback, color therapy, and/or acu- Sarasota at 941-539-4232. Visit www.
than the conscious mind does. Further- puncture can also be used in conjunc- wealthofhealthcenter.com.
more, the information in
the subconscious is usu-
ally inadvertently stored
in the memory cells.
This unknown infor-
mation is largely what
influences our choices
and is influencing what
we attract to, or block
from, ourselves. By ac-
cessing and identifying
these unknown and un-
resolved patterns, pro-
grams and blocks, we
can release and resolve
the voice mapping
technology to help as-
tronauts achieve space
readiness mentally and
physically. This same
technology is used today
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Inspiration found, “All we have to do is listen.
Silence is the think tank of the soul.”
Sounds, more than sight, connect us,
he observes. In learning to listen to
nature’s nuances, we also learn how
to listen to one another. His favorite
time of day for listening to nature is
30 minutes before sunrise. When the
atmosphere is still, “It is not unusual to
hear many square miles at once.”
Astonishment and gratitude illumi-
nate our being when light breezes play
SOUNDSCAPES OF AMERICA’S QUIET PLACES across leaves and set them in motion,
chirruping night insects wind down
by Susie Ruth and the birds’ dawn chorus begins.
When our moving a stone in a creek
ilence is like scouring sand,” Hempton defines silence not as bed alters the water music, it is we who
says Gordon Hempton, an noiselessness, but “the complete ab- are moved. No one knows why natural
award-winning acoustic ecol- sence of all audible mechanical vibra- sounds speak so directly to the human
ogist. “When you are quiet, the silence tions, leaving only the sounds of nature spirit, but we all acknowledge, in silent
blows against your mind and etches at her most natural. Silence is the pres- thanksgiving, that they do.
away everything soft and unimportant. ence of everything, undisturbed.”
What is left is what is real: pure aware- Silence, he would concur, is not Gordon Hempton, of Port Angeles, WA,
ness and the very hardest questions.” the absence of sound, but a way of liv- is an acoustic ecologist whose award-
It isn’t easy to find silence, which is ing—an intention to make of one’s own winning recordings of America’s vanishing
facing extinction in the modern world. ears, one’s own body, a sounding board natural soundscapes support his campaign
One square inch in the Hoh Rain that resonates with the vibrations of the to protect the silence of our national parks
Forest at Olympic National Park is now world. Silence creates an opening, an (SoundTracker.com). Over the past 25
officially recognized as the quietest absence of self, which allows the larger years, he has circled the globe three times
place in the United States (OneSquare- world to enter into our awareness. It in pursuit of environmental sound por-
Inch.org). In defending this exemplary brings us into contact with what is traits. Read One Square Inch of Silence:
spot of silence, Hempton is effectively beyond us, its beauty and mystery. One Man’s Search for Natural Silence in a
protecting the soundscape of about Hempton encourages us all to join Noisy World and voice support at One
1,000 square miles of surrounding land. in the self-discovery of nature. He’s SquareInch.org/links.
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GreenLiving all those windows facing south in the
summer are going to cook the inside of
the house,” says Amiran.
Daniel Aiello, chair of the nonproﬁt
Arizona Solar Center and a principal of Ja-
nus II Environmental Architects & Planners,
helps homeowners create vertical shading
on east and west exposures with manmade
screens or shrubs, trellises and vines,
which have the added beneﬁt of letting
light and heat in during the winter, if they
are deciduous. “Each side of the building is
going to look different,” notes Aiello, who
uses overhangs or awnings over south-
facing windows in warm climates.
Aiello also points out that on a home’s
exterior, light-colored surfaces reﬂect more
heat than dark ones. He adds that textured
surfaces stay cooler than ﬂat ones, due to
small-scale shading and the breakup of the
interface between warm air and the surface.
Inset windows are cooler, too.
It’s all important, because 35 percent
of a building’s heat gain stems from the
direct action of solar rays striking surfaces,
How to Pay Less for AC according to Aiello. Incorporating passive
solar design elements into buildings can
by Brian Clark Howard reduce heating bills by as much as 50 per-
cent, according to the U.S. Dept. of Energy.
Another passive technique is to
R Remember: The higher the
ecord sum- bills, according use cross ventilation by opening oppos-
mer heat to the American ing windows. Take this a step further by
waves are EER (Energy-Efﬁciency Ratio) Council for an installing vents to allow hot air to escape
already occurring and SEER (Seasonal Energy- Energy-Efﬁcient from high spaces and cool air to enter at
more often and Economy. lower ones. Make sure walls and windows
will be even hotter Efﬁciency Ratio), the more are well insulated against outdoor air.
and more frequent efﬁcient the appliance. Always Passive Inside, shutters, light-colored blinds and
during the next 30 Cooling curtains can also make a big difference.
years, according to look for Energy Star models. There is a Also consider glass with low-emit-
a study by Stanford better way to stay tance (low-E) coating, which reduces
University scientists who have run cli- comfortable using both active and pas- heat transfer. The position of light-col-
mate simulations of temperatures across sive strategies. The ﬁrst requires special- ored gravel, pools and other reﬂective
ized equipment, while the second uses surfaces are important because they
the United States. The study comes on
the windows, walls, ﬂoors and roof to can bounce heat; consider putting up a
the heels of a NASA report concluding
collect, store and distribute natural heat screen to block the energy.
that 2000 through 2009 was the warmest
from the local environment.
post-industrial decade on record.
The hotter it gets, the more people
The basic principles of passive solar Effective Active Cooling
design have been understood for millennia. Alex Wilson, editor of Environmen-
run their conventional electric air condi-
From Mexico to the Middle East, people tal Building News and author of Your
tioners (AC), releasing even more global-
have built homes with thick walls to slow Green Home, says the easiest and most
warming gas emissions from power heat transfer, says Doron Amiran, former efﬁcient option is to use portable ﬂoor
plants into the atmosphere. Cooling development director of the Solar Living In- fans or install ceiling fans, which use 90
accounts for nearly half the energy used stitute. The Pueblo Indians constructed their percent less energy than air condition-
by the average home during the summer, cities to maximize solar warming in winter ing. Fans can cool a room by a perceived
reports the Environmental Protection and screen the strongest rays in summer. seven to 10 degrees simply by moving
Agency’s Energy Star program. More than Many of these ancient techniques air, which effects greater evaporation of
two-thirds of U.S. households have air were abandoned in the age of cheap fos- perspiration.
conditioners, which set us back more sil fuels. “We build our houses for curb The next step in terms of low price
than $10 billion each year in electricity appeal or for the view, not thinking that and high efﬁciency is to use a whole-house
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attic fan, which blows hot air from inside When you have your standard air compact fluorescent and LED lighting in-
the entire structure outside. However, Wil- conditioner serviced, watch to make sure stead of heat-emitting incandescent bulbs;
son points out that such devices are only that the coils are cleaned and that mold these last longer and save energy.
able to provide substantial heat relief under and dirt is cleaned from the outside of
certain conditions—usually at night and the condenser. Your condenser will work Brian Clark Howard is a New York City-
when the humidity isn’t too high. more effectively if it is in the shade and based multimedia journalist and the
A less comprehensive solution is sim- if there is air movement around it. Keep co-author of Green Lighting and Geo-
ply to push hot air out of the attic, which leaves and other debris from piling up thermal HVAC. Build Your Own Wind
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Blocks to Healing
The Problem of the
Chronic Dominant Focus/Foci
by Dr. Michael Badanek, DC, BS,
CNS, DACBN, DCBCN, DM(P)
W hat Is a Dominant Focus? holistic doctors and practitioners do not focal infection will often be utilized.
A dominant focus is an area know how to accurately diagnose and Further, when describing scar tissue
of chronic disturbance in the body that treat chronic foci. (externally or internally) that is blocking
frequently goes undiagnosed because Like the term “miasm” (in home- normal nerve and energy flow, the term
it typically causes no obvious localized opathy, a supposed predisposition to a interference field may be used. These
symptoms. The most common dominant particular disease), the word “foci” two major types of foci/chronic interfer-
foci are the teeth, tonsils and scars. (the plural of “focus”) is not really so ence fields and chronic focal infections
What makes foci so insidious obscure—it’s just been forgotten. The are described in more detail below.
and difﬁcult to detect is that although prominent place this term once played
they are usually asymptomatic locally, in medical diagnosis is well evidenced Scar Interference Fields
they can cause pain or dysfunction in by the apt definition of a focus from a Scars, both external and internal,
other seemingly unrelated areas of the recent edition of Dorland’s Medical are often completely asymptomatic.
body—often quite distant from the fo- Dictionary: “A focus is … the starting However, surgical scars from appen-
cal site. The areas that are secondarily point of a disease process.” Even Web- dectomies, tonsillectomies, hysterec-
affected by a focus are referred to as ster’s Dictionary describes a focus as tomies, episiotomies and so forth are
“disturbed ﬁelds.” “a part of the body where a disease commonly diagnosed as chronic inter-
For example, a woman may be process, as an infection, tumor, etc. ference ﬁelds. Further, irritating scars
prescribed a whole host of palliative … is localized or most active.” from surgeries to repair traumatized
anti-inﬂammatory drugs for her ar- tissue such as torn ligaments in the
thritic and painful joints (the disturbed Focus = Interference Field knee, compound fractures, and stitches
ﬁelds), but the true cause of her chron- This silent “irritating thorn” that for deep cuts are also typical interfer-
ic pain—a tonsil focus—usually goes causes disturbance elsewhere is re- ence ﬁelds.
undetected for years, or even decades. ferred to as a focus or focal infection in Non-surgical scars that do not heal
Or a man may become desperate America, and as an interference ﬁeld well can also become chronic interfer-
enough to submit to prostate surgery to by most Europeans. The word “focus” ence ﬁelds over time, such as cuts and
alleviate difﬁcult urination symptoms, is descriptive of the fact that a speciﬁc tears (without stitches), severe bruises,
when the primary cause of his prostate and localized area such as a knee sur- major wounds (puncture, crushing,
disturbed ﬁeld is actually a failed root gery scar or a single tooth can be the etc.), and even scars formed from past
canal tooth. primary focal or starting point of the skin infections (cystic acne, boils,
Thus, modern medicine often problem, whereas “interference ﬁeld” abscesses, etc.), especially when they
misses the mark by concentrating on characterizes the obstruction to normal were highly charged emotionally, such
relieving the symptoms of a disturbed nerve conductivity that these scars and as with acne.
ﬁeld, rather than treating the true cause chronic subclinical infections cause. The internal scarring to organs,
of the problem—the dominant focus. The term “foci” or “dominant focus” bones and tissues from surgery, trau-
Most modern-day conventional will be the most commonly employed ma, or chronic infection can also act
medical doctors have never heard of the term to describe all types of foci. How- as chronic interference fields. Blows to
terms “dominant focus” or “interference ever, when referring to a focal region the head are common interference
ﬁeld,” or of the therapies that are primar- that is chronically infected, such as the fields as well.
ily employed to treat them. In fact, many teeth or tonsils, the more speciﬁc term Thus, whether scar interference
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fields are visible on the external skin
or invisible in the deeper tissues, they
can both act as interference fields and
chronically, yet silently, disturb the
body. In contrast to focal infections,
however, scars are not areas of active
and chronic infection.
A dominant focus can also gener-
ate bacteria and other microbes that
continuously spread, or metastasize,
throughout the body, chiefly via blood
and lymphatic channels, as well as
along nerve fibers. Teeth and tonsils
are the most typical areas where focal
infections are found. Other sites in-
clude the sinuses, appendix, and geni-
tal organs, primarily the cervix and the
For example, let’s take a look at
the effect a root canal (dead tooth)
has on the immune system. A dead
tooth no longer has a blood supply or
a nerve supply. It does with Mother The term “significant focus” de- Conclusion
Nature does to all dead things—it scribes a focus that is less of an issue, If you or a loved one is experiencing
begins to decompose. When this hap- or has been mitigated through treat- chronic, long-term conditions with little
pens, bacteria swoop in and stay to ment. An example would be a former or no relief, consider being evaluated
“clean up.” The trouble is, they eat the dominant tonsil focus, later referred for these underlying chronic dominant
decomposing tissue and “poop” strong to as a “significant focus” after several foci. Going to a trained, skilled, licensed
toxins. These toxins shut down vital treatments. healthcare provider is critical in the
enzymatic activities and cause you to evaluation, diagnosis and care of these
feel sluggish, tired and forgetful. An Appendix Focus Example unknown underlying problems which
Further, over time, the chronic For further clarification, let’s take are directly related to many of the long-
inflammation and infection occurring an example of a classic dominant fo- term conditions patients experience.
in a focal infection degenerates tissue cus: an appendix scar. Most people
and creates scar formation. This scar experience no pain or other symptoms Dr. Michael Badanek has been serving
tissue does not show on the skin, but from an appendix scar; however, ap- the Central Florida, Marion County,
its presence in the underlying deeper pendix scars are notorious among region for more than 30 years in ac-
tissues is just as damaging to the body practitioners who commonly treat foci tive clinical practice. Dr. Badanek is a
as a whole. Therefore, teeth, tonsils, for causing right hip and low back licensed Chiropractic physician with
sinuses, prostate, uterine and other pain (the disturbed fields). These inter- extensive continued training in Alterna-
focal infections eventually also act as ference fields also typically irritate the tive Complementary Medicine includ-
scar interference fields. intestine, inducing irritable bowel-like ing nutrition, acupuncture, homeopa-
symptoms such as gas, bloating, and thy, applied kinesiology, functional
Dominant Vs. Significant Foci alternating diarrhea and constipation. and traditional medicine, and electro-
In the German electroacupunc- Further, appendix scars, as well as dermal screening, with three board
ture (EAV) testing methods, the term other foci, also cause disturbance in certifications. His real love and zeal in
“dominant” has classically been used areas quite remote from their focal site healthcare is treating patients with all
to describe a focus that is a major dis- of origin. For example, even though types of conditions with alternative/
turbance in the body. This most often the appendix is in the lower right ab- functional medicine, especially people
includes abscessed teeth (which most dominal region, the brain is a common with a problem or ailment which has
of the time are relatively pain-free), appendix scar-induced disturbed field, not responded to traditional or alterna-
infected tonsils, and large and/or (un- triggering such symptoms as chronic tive treatments. Dr. Badanek’s website
consciously) emotionally upsetting insomnia, headaches, or intermittent is www.alternativewholistichealth.com.
scars from surgeries or serious injuries. depression. For a consultation, call 352-622-1151.
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Saturday, July 2 pointment. Reesers Nutrition Center,
Chakra Balancing and Energy July 12 Intro, July 23 Workshop 3243 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala,
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Healing Table with Sharron Britton. Servant. Removes physical, emotion- ReesersNutritionCenter.com.
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rium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd., High relationship blockages with Divine refreshments and conversation,
Springs, 386-454-8657, www.high- Love and Light. Master Allan Chuck, 6pm, Millhopper Branch Library, 3145
springsemporium.net. a powerful world-renowned master, NW 43rd St., Gainesville. Everyone
healer and teacher, teaches you how welcome. Eckankar in Gainesville:
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refreshments and conversation, 6pm, how to clear your karma. Receive Saturday, July 23
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pathic solution. Detox coaching and Introductory Workshop Tuesday, July Emporium, 660 NW Santa Fe Blvd.,
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appointment. Reesers Nutrition Center, after July 5. Unitarian Universalist of highspringsemporium.net.
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“Words of Peace,’ 7-8pm, free.
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Method with Yogi Desai, Chandrakant NGU, 12:30. Unity of Gainesville, “Peace begins in the heart of all hu-
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Friends Can Add Sizzle
to Your Romance
N eed to spice up a romantic rela-
tionship that’s in the doldrums? A
Wayne State University study reveals
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and given a set of questions to discuss as a group. Half of the group, dubbed the
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discussion; the other half received typical small-talk questions.
“We discovered that those couples that were placed in the fast friends group
felt closer to the couples they interacted with and were more likely to meet up
with them again during the following month,” says Slatcher. “We also learned
that these same couples felt that these new friendships put a spark in their own
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Watermelon Takes a Slice
Out of High Blood Pressure
S ummer-sweet watermelon is known to be high in fiber and nutrients and low
in calories. Now, evidence from a pilot study led by food scientists at Florida
State University suggests that eating watermelon might also help dispel pre-hy-
pertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease.
“Even better, it may prevent the progression from pre-hypertension to hy-
pertension in the first place,” says lead researcher Arturo Figueroa, an assistant
professor at the university. A University of Illinois study estimates that as many as
60 percent of U.S. adults have elevated tension levels.
Why might this large-size fruit pose such a benefit? “Watermelon is the richest
edible natural source of L-citrulline, which is closely related to L-arginine, the ami-
no acid required for the formation of [the body’s own natural] nitric oxide, essential
to the regulation of vascular tone and healthy blood pressure,” says Figueroa. Once
in the body, the L-citrulline naturally converts into L-arginine.
The scientists caution that consuming L-arginine as a dietary supplement
isn’t a good option, because it can cause nausea and gastrointestinal discom-
fort; watermelon, on the other hand, provides a safe delivery system. It also has
been shown to help reduce serum glucose levels. All of this makes watermelon a
“functional food,” because it offers health-promoting or disease-preventing prop-
erties beyond its delicious taste.
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