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Another Famous Holistic Doctor Has Passed Over

Alfred Bowman, also known as Dr. Sebi, has passed over in Honduras. Though it may have indeed been an intentional murder to silence this great healer of holistic medicine, what I wish to focus on is Dr. Sebi’s accomplishments so that his knowledge spreads to even more people on how to take health and healing into one’s own hands.

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Takes On The FDA and Wins

In 1985 Dr. Sebi placed an ad in three different newspapers which read:

“Aids has been cured by the Usha Research Institute, and we specialize in cures for Sickle Cell, Lupus, Blindness, Herpes, Cancer and others.”

The ad was running still 2 years later until the New York Attorney General served Dr. Sebi with an arrest warrant. In court, Dr. Sebi was charged with practicing medicine without a license, selling products not approved by the FDA,  and claiming to cure AIDS and other diseases, which was seen by the court as a fraudulent claim.

Dr. Sebi was asked to bring one person to court as proof for every disease he claimed to cure. He ended up bringing in over 70 patients as his living proof and Dr. Sebi was dismissed after the judge spoke more in-depth with Sebi and the patients.

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Dr. Sebi’s Philosophy and Methods

Dr. Sebi, a pathologist, herbalist, biochemist and naturalist, believed that the root of all disease was excessive mucous–that the mucous was the effect of an out of balance biochemical state within the body. Continue reading

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100% Of California Wines Tested Found To Contain Glyphosate

Recently,  Moms Across America received test results from Microbe Inotech Lab which showed 10 different California wines tested positive for glyphosate contamination, including organic brands. These shocking results follow in the footsteps of similar news published in February, when Germany’s 500 year old purity law for beer was questioned after finding 14 of the country’s most popular beers contained glyphosate.

glyphosate-in-wineTen different brands of California wines were tested, including organic varieties. Of these 10, 100% were found to contain what the World Health Organization has deemed “a probable carcinogen.”

This is a huge problem. Organic vineyard owners who claimed to have never sprayed their property with chemicals are finding glyphosate in their product, likely due to over-spraying, or airborne drift. Because glyphosate can remain active in the soil for over 20 years, a farmer who uses Roundup can effectively contaminate a neighboring organic farmer’s crops for decades without them knowing.

There is so much information available regarding the dangers of glyphosate, and how harmful it is to humans, animals, and the environment, yet some people are still on the fence. Continue reading

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How You Can Raise Your Health And Consciousness With Fulvic Acid

Perhaps you’ve heard of the health and consciousness promoting supplement being talked and written about in the holistic health community called fulvic acid. One of the foremost experts in organic soil science is Dr. William Jackson, said, “If the Creator felt that it was necessary to design something to solve multiple problems, and if this Creator wanted to show us the magic and miracle of pulling ‘rabbits from a hat,’ then an outstanding job was done with the design of fulvic acid. ”

Fulvic acids are created by soil-based microorganisms to help make nutrients available to the roots of the plant to uptake and utilize.

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Fulvic acid has 14,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 electrons it can donate.

For human and animal health, fulvic acid helps in an incredible amount of ways. It is the most potent anti-oxidant known as it has 14 tetratrillion (that’s 14 with twenty-one 0′s behind it) electrons that it can donate.

Interestingly, it can both donate and accept electrons- something no other compound is known to be able to accomplish.

According to Supreme Fulvic, fulvic acids are also the richest source of electrolytes, helps to chelate metallic minerals (and transmute them into bioavailable forms), helps with vitamin and mineral transportation and absorption, catalyzes enzymatic activity and helps dramatically with neutralizing radioactive substances within the body as well as catalyzing the breakdown and elimination of herbicides and pesticides. Continue reading

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The Mountains Are Calling

Think about what it would be like to spend a week in the mountains, learning from modern practitioners of ancient earth skills. Think about taking that knowledge home and using it to ground your diet to the earth in the same ways that your ancestors did. If you’ve been wanting to actually learn about living with the land, this spring in Asheville, N.C. might be the time to do it.

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Local practitioners and teachers of permaculture, such as Wild Abundance, hold weekend gatherings and week long intensives like Ancestral Foods Cooking Class at their homesteads, where hands-on skills are shared by true teachers of the ancient crafts.

 

Botanists, herbalists, foragers, and homesteaders flock to these mountains, as they are the oldest on Earth and make up one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. Being able to explore these beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains with someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about the forest and its secrets is one of the most profound experiences you’ll find. It connects you with more than just your food, it connects you with the spirit of these mountains and the life to be found in them.

 

The permaculture and homesteading movement offers a chance to break out of the dependent consumer cycle that is killing our planet and our spirit. We owe it to ourselves to learn how to unplug from that. Taking back the food you eat is a great place to start.

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There are those that say switching to a diet of simple, raw, wild ancient foods and foraged foods have miraculous health benefits, including relief from common illnesses to more advanced diseases such as diabetes and even cancer. But the fact of the matter is that eating off the land just tastes good and feels good. You will soak it up and enjoy it in your every cell. You’ll feel happy and healthy and juicy and nourished and you will love it.

 

The permaculture movement also offers hope of a world that marries 21st-century technology with the ancient skills of cultivation and stewardship over ourselves and our land. Our ancestors developed these skills from a loving, nurturing, reciprocal relationship with the earth.

 

Here in Asheville and the surrounding areas, you will find a celebration of these values and the sacred lands that it occupies. Join us this spring as we celebrate the ancient ways with the gifts and wisdom of these mountains.

 

 

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2 Simple Steps That Will Help Open Your Third Eye

The third eye, the gate way to higher levels of consciousness, is scientifically known as the pineal gland. The pea sized and pine cone shaped gland is located at eye level in the center of the brain.

The pineal gland produces and secretes melatonin, as well as Dimethyltryptamine (DMT).

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These 2 steps you can take today won’t require fasting, yay! Alkalinity is a main factor when achieving decalcification and activation of the pineal gland.

This is because the pineal gland is not isolated from the body in the blood-brain barrier system. Without the brain filtering mechanism protecting the gland, the calcification process happens easily within an acidic body. The human body functions best when it’s alkaline and an alkaline body can begin to heal the pineal gland.

When the pineal gland is active there is a pressure at the base of the brain and the forehead. You may begin to feel energy and see images unlike anything before.  Your new discoveries within these dimensions will be truly epic and I’m excited for you. There’s no reason to delay, let’s get started!

Step 1: Elimination
To fully activate the pineal gland all acid forming foods and drinks need to be eliminated.

This list of foods is highly acidic and should be avoided when concentrating on pineal gland decalcification and activation.

  • Alcohol, All Meat, All Seafood, Artificial Sweeteners: Acesulfame potassium (Sunett, Sweet One), Aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), Neotame, Saccharin (SugarTwin, Sweet’N Low), Sucralose (Splenda), Black Tea, Coffee, Dairy, Fluoride Tap Water, Fluoride Toothpaste, Pasta, Processed Chocolate, Processed Food, Refined Salt (Use Sea Salt or Pink Himalayan Salt), Seafood, Soda, Sugar, Tabacco, White Flour

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Keep in mind that this is a lifestyle change that takes inspired action for a successful transition. Three years ago I took action, but I wasn’t inspired. I didn’t want to believe that acidic foods effected my body. I ate healthy enough, but there were plenty of meals in between that were full of coffee, sugar, flour, and pasta.

Through synchronicity, I stumbled upon Hydrion pH strips and tested myself. I was in shock seeing my 5.8 pH and I committed to making a major change. The strips motivated me to keep up my new habits, especially when I craved unhealthy food. Each morning I would use the test strips and see my progress.

Now, I use the strips once a week because I’m a consistent 7.6 pH. I suggest using pH test strips so you know exactly where your pH currently is and you can track your progress.

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Step 2: Consume Pineal Gland Activation Food
Eating and drinking alkaline food is easy because most fruits, green vegetables, peas, beans, lentils, spices, herbs, seasonings, seeds, and nuts are alkaline. When concentrating on the pineal gland follow these tips, so you can experience pineal gland activation benefits quicker.

Drink Spring Water with a 7pH or higher. The human body is up to 75% water, making water consumption a huge impact on the rate alkalinity can be achieved.

Always Choose Organic so your body is reducing the toxin buildup and not adding to it.

Drink Lemon Water and Eat Watermelon. Both fruits are extremely alkalizing and will help your body eliminate toxins more effectively.

Eat Alkaline Grains, Quinoa, Brown Rice, Millet (Sorghum), and Buckwheat Groats. These grains will add fullness to meals and maintains alkalinity.

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Supplement with Vitamin K2 MK-7, a specific fermented form of Vitamin K that can be bought in it’s whole food form, unlike Vitamin K2 MK-4 which is sold synthetically. It removes calcium from where it shouldn’t be (arteries, soft tissue, pineal gland) and moves it to bones and teeth. Unlike Iodine which only removes the misplaced calcium entirely from the body.

Organic apple cider vinegar “with the mother” is a detoxifying agent and cleanses the entire digestive system. ACV also cleanses the blood in the oxidation process among many other health benefits.

Organic Unrefined Cold-Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil or MCT Oil is a medium chain triglyceride that has therapeutic effects on the brain and has been proven to help epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. The fatty acids increase blood levels of ketone bodies and supply energy to brain cells. Since the pineal gland is located within the brain this is crucial.

Barley Grass, Chlorella, Spirulina, and Wheatgrass restores natural alkalinity and improves digestion within the body, among many other health benefits.

Finding organic alkaline food and supplements can be easy and affordable with these  resources in your area:

Farmers Markets are a great way to support a local farm and buy fresh seasonal produce. Before buying produce ask the person managing the farm stand if the produce is organic and what their farming practices are. Only buy from the farm stands that hold high ethical values towards their products and be picky. There are many farmers markets and don’t buy anything without asking questions. Pesticides and GMOs will only calcify your pineal gland.

pineal_gland_activationLocal CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm share. Farms sell shares of their crops at wholesale. After buying a share, once a week you receive a box of seasonal vegetables from the farm.

You directly support a local farm and receive the produce at the lowest price. Always ask the farmers if they grow organic produce and what their farming practices are. The best part about buying local is knowing exactly how your food is grown so, seize the opportunity to find out.

Local health food stores are an amazing resource to get healthy and organic food as well as answers to questions. Health food store employees are well informed and can be used as a resource. Find out when they have sales and use coupons. My local health food store has super first Thursday, meaning every first Thursday of the month everything in the store is on sale. I make my monthly trip every first Thursday and shop only on this day so, I’m always saving money.

During the winter months when my CSA farm share isn’t active I shop at Aldi, an international grocery store. This is where I buy my organic spinach, spring greens, coconut oil or milk, frozen fruit, quinoa, apple cider vinegar, and so much more. I’ve been so impressed with Aldi’s organic items. In my area, their prices can’t be beat and I find something new they offer that’s organic every time.

Thrive Market  is an organic online store that has wholesale prices. Shopping online for organic superfoods has saved me time and money. Thrive Market has better prices than my local health food store on specialty items (goji berries) and I save gas too.

There are many ways to detox and experience pineal gland activation. Meditation, experiencing nature, indirect sunlight, and kundalini yoga or more to name a few. While on your health journey, enjoy the road and forget about the destination. Please comment below your findings and ways that you’ve activated your pineal gland.

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7 Crucial Reasons to Learn Basic Survival Skills

Connect your spirit to your sustenance by learning a few primitive skills! What do I mean by primitive skills? From raising chickens to making fire to growing squash and stitching clothes, primitive skills refer to a broad set of practices and knowledge that all people used to have.

These are the practices that fed us, kept us warm, and allowed our species to survive. They pre-date the industrialized way of life, and they were as essential then as reading, writing, and paying your bills are now. Here are 7 reasons to learn some of these skills…shutterstock_366906995

  1. Help save the planet – This one’s kind of important… Primitive skills were all we had to survive when we lived in harmony with the Earth. In fact, they were all we needed. In the face of global warming, water shortages, and an atmosphere of general global chaos, we all need to step up and do our part. Marrying our modern technology with the wisdom and skills of our most ancient ancestors will set us up for centuries of beautiful abundant living.

  1. Builds confidence – Taking the time to learn a new skill is rewarding, but the results multiply when you do something that resonates with your spirit. When you do something that your ancient ancestors would be proud of, you are inspired in a way that is uniquely and characteristically human. If you can make a fire with your hands, you’ll feel like you can do anything.shutterstock_364512071

  1. Grow your own food – Rewarding and delicious! If you haven’t ever grown something, waited to see it form and ripen, and eaten it for dinner, it’s time. You’ll love it and you’ll feel your connection to the Earth grow every time. Take it a step further and learn to can or preserve your food when it is in season and abundant, (whether you grew it or not).

  1. Reduces stress and anxiety – No tricks, pills, or self-help books to buy here. Pick up your tools and walk outside. Leave behind your iPhone. Connecting to the natural world around you will disconnect you from your daily stressors. Unless that stressor is a mountain lion, in which case you should go back inside for the time being.

  1. shutterstock_372521689Great family activity – Everyone can help when it’s time to set up your spring garden. Parents, children, and teens will find engaging outlets outside, and can often find positive ways to spend time together. Take it a step further and try out a weekend primitive skills gathering, (like this one). On the homestead, your family is your team. You will find something for everyone.

  1. Be more self sufficient – You don’t have to go totally off-grid to establish your dominion. Having even a few permaculture-related skills and some experience will empower you in the way you see yourself and your capabilities, and it will never look the same again. Look up homesteading schools near you to learn what works best in your environment. Here’s an example of a great one near Asheville, NC, called Wild Abundance.shutterstock_378721531

  1. This stuff is really fun! If you’re going to put time and effort into a new skill, do something you enjoy. To me that sounds like bow making, but to you that might be studying plant medicines or making an earthen oven. To each their own.

In this modern world people need to return to a symbiotic relationship with the land and life around them. The great news is that this doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. Bringing this ancient wisdom into your life will bring great joy, fulfillment, and a chance to bond with your tribe.