WINDHORSE "Medicine Woman"

Vitalist and Proponent of Self-Healing


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The Hidden Dangers in Genetically Engineered Foods

and NOW...Human Genes put into rice!

more on Human Rice


Aspertame now AminoSweet

Aspertame, a potentially cancer-causing artificial sweetener has now been re-named and is being marketed as AminoSweet.  Sounds better but it's the same potentially cancer-causing artificial sweetener it's always been.




avoid genetically engineered foods

This clever rendition of a Veggie-Man 

was the cover of Creations Magazine in 1981

Never go off a medicine without guidance of a trusted Health has to wean off them; they cause changes in the system that leave the body in shock if removed without understanding the dynamics.  Once accomplished, though, you can eliminate dependency on drugs and perhaps even balance so well with the natural nutrient that you can lessen or eliminate that too.

Comfort Food

~~~~~~by Barbara Dickinson, 2008~~~~~~

There is a revolution afoot!  Get on the covered wagon with Finisia Medrona as she works to re-wild the Sacred Native American food hoop our ancestors depended on for food in the Northwest.  Our ancestors traveled with the seasons, gathered Camas, Breadroot, and other plants, careful not to take too much, and thanking Spirit for abundance, so their children would never hunger.  "Civilization" has plowed under and paved over the majority of these early staples.

The average US meal travels 1500 miles to get to your plate.  Think global climate imbalance and resource wars.  A "locovore" diet is healthier for you and the planet.  The processes of refrigeration, transporting, over-tilling, -watering, and -fertilizing produce copious greenhouse-trapping gasses.  We are eating food without soul--produced in mass volume, heedless of nutritional value, spirit, or care for the next generations.

The solution is in boxes delivered by your local community Supported Agriculture, at the farmers market, and in your own backyard.  A "low carbon" diet travels 17 to 66 times fewer miles than the typical non-local diet.  There is a movement to proliferate 2'x2' garden beds and food growing education among urban folks who have limited access to fresh vegetables.  Food-Not-Lawns is working hard to turn Rhododendrons into Rutabagas.  It takes surprisingly little space and time to grow enough food to impact our environmental footprint, our health, our sense of well-being and self-sufficiency.  

Re-visioning our diet can help heal the Earth, thwart global warming and resource wars.  Reinventing the way we eat is really about remembering our ancestral heritage, and using common sense, permaculture and mutual support to provide for each other's food needs.  Maybe it's time we reevaluate what we consider comfort foods.  (Barbara Dickinson, 2008)

Below is a mailing that was sent around the may well have seen it...yet it's so worth repeating!

It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish ... all before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are nutritionally intact & more powerful when eaten raw...and as fresh out of the garden as you can get them.  (buy local!)  Gaia left us great clues as to what foods help what part of our body!

God's Pharmacy! Amazing!
A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye ... and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red.. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with Lycopene and are indeed pure heart and blood food..
Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Avocados, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet.Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries
Oranges , Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

Spices are well-known to be medicine in countries like India, Mexico and all others where indigenous ways are still remembered.  Tumeric, the yellow one, is anti-cancer; it will heal a hot spot on a dog when a dash is added to green clay paste like nothing you've ever seen before!

Add as many veggies to your pasta, rice or noodles as possible.  I sauteed these first, with spices and a bit of salt...then added the cooked pasta into the same pan, folded it in and allowed to cook together a minute~man, is that good!

Keep a wary eye on the produce you use; wash it well...look

 closely...See the frog?

Fresh and washed does not necessarily mean clean!  Mrs Sohn told  me that long ago.  How was it washed and how thoroughly?  Remember; this is a money-making process...not your Grandmother in the kitchen who cares about you personally.

careful what you feed that little one! a balanced diet every day and diminish or obliterate hormonal problems...also take note; those sugars will increase your symptoms, imbalance your body and create more misery for you.

David Wolfe - The Miraculous Healing Power of Honey!

Pass The Butter .. Please.  

(Thanks Brent, for this reminder)   
Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten  turkeys.  When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put  money into the research wanted a pay-back so they put their  heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. 

It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter.  How do you like it?  They have come out with some clever new flavorings...DO YOU KNOW...The difference between margarine and butter? Both have the same amount of calories. Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine. 
Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study. 
butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in  other foods.  Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added! (therefore questionable as to absorption)
Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavor of other foods. 
Butter  has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years 

And now, for Margarine.. 

Very High in Trans 
fatty acids which are outlawed in some countries. (Hello...USA?!) Triples risk of coronary heart disease... Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol) 
Increases  the risk of cancers up to five times.. 
Lowers  quality of 
breast milk. 
immune response. 

And here's the most disturbing fact....
Margarine is but ONE  MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC...and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT

(in case your mind wandered:)
Margarine is but ONE  MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC...and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life (it's been 25-30 years now) and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance) that the stuff they make bombs out of?   

You  can try this yourself: 
Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area.  Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things: 
 *  no flies, not ev
en those pesky fruit flies will go near it  (that should tell you something) 
 *  it does not rot or smell differently because it has 
 no nutritional value (no enzymes either); nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic.  Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?   

Pass the BUTTER PLEASE...remember, butter is a food, 

margarine is a chemical.

It's Not a Food. It's in Everything...
And Now It's Tainted with Salmonella

FDA announces a recall of an acronym – HVP, or "hydrolyzed vegetable protein" – found in soups, sauces, chilis, stews, hot dogs, gravies, snack foods, dips and dressings. It could lead to the largest food recall in U.S. history.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of millions of pounds of a product you've never heard of, made by a company you've never heard of, that's in a lot of foods you have not only heard of, but most certainly eaten. It's made by Basic Food Flavors Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada and it's called HVP. (No, it's not the STD.) HVP is short for hydrolyzed vegetable protein, a ubiquitous food-like substance found in just about every category of processed foods available in American supermarkets.

Already dozens of those processed foods have been recalled, and you can expect many more. The Washington Post and others predict this could lead to the biggest food recall in U.S. history.

Even so, the FDA and other federal agencies are counting the discovery of salmonella – typically found in feces, not food – in the product as a success because they think a customer of Basic Food Flavors blew the whistle on the contamination before it caused anyone to get sick. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Even healthy people don't have fun consuming it... unless fever, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are your idea of a good time. The risk of widespread illness from this recall is considered low because both subsequent food makers and consumers typically heat these foods to a high enough temperature that the salmonella is killed.

If the FDA's optimism proves true, then ... Good job, food regulators. But the incident opens a window on the industrialized food system and how easily it can sicken us, rather than nourish us.

HVP is used as a "flavor enhancer" in just about every processed food on the market: soups, sauces, chilis, stews, hot dogs, gravies, seasoned snack foods, dips and dressings.

According to Wikipedia, HVP is:

produced by boiling cereals or legumes, such as soy, corn, or wheat, in hydrochloric acid and then neutralizing the solution with sodium hydroxide. The acid hydrolyzes, or breaks down, the protein in vegetables into their component amino acids. The resulting dark coloured liquid contains, among other amino acids, glutamic acid, which consumers are more familiar with in the form of its sodium salt, monosodium glutamate, or MSG. It is used as a flavor enhancer in many processed foods, and known to cause violent reactions in many people, as well as being a carcinogen.

That's what they talk about when they talk about industrialized food. When's the last time you boiled your veggies in hydrochloric acid (also used to make PVC) before cooking up a nice soup? The great thing about using lye (sodium hydroxide) as a finishing agent, is that you can keep extra on hand for making chemical drain cleaner. Yum.

This one company is supplying that product to multiple food manufacturers (just listen to that phrase, "food manufacturers"; it doesn't sound like a farm, does it?). Multiple manufacturers produce foods (or food-like substances, as Michael Pollan calls these processed foods) that are stocked around the country. When contamination in such a base ingredient occurs, the result can easily be contamination of entire shelves' worth of grocery store items. And many people becoming ill.

If hazelnuts are recalled, you can know to avoid hazelnuts. When HVP is recalled, you'd have to avoid just about any processed, packaged food to avoid it. (Which isn't such a bad idea, for your health or the health of the environment.)

"This situation clearly underscores the need for new food safety legislation to equip FDA with the tools we need to prevent contamination," said Dr. Jeff Farrar, associate commissioner for food safety, FDA's Office of Foods.

You know what else it underscores? How weirdly disgusting our food system is.

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Remember Dr. Oz's wise words:  Shop the perimeter of Super Markets...avoid the center!

Are you one who feels helpless against some addiction, or being overweight?  Consider that a change of mind is the basic key to remedying your situation.  Bruce Lipton, a researcher, teacher and author, has just written a book about his research with DNA.  He says that as a Scientist, he had no association to God, and no reason to believe.  After his experiments with DNA in petri dishes he became a believer.  He found that environment changes DNA, whereas the old paradigm said that we were stuck with our genetic inheritance, Bruce proved that our thoughts can change our body.

"He that can have patience, can have what he will."
– Benjamin Franklin

"Here is a tip for keeping the palate on the middle path. When it is craving candy or a hot fudge sundae, go for a walk repeating the mantram you have chosen, and bargain for time. Tell your mind, “In two hours, on our way home we can go to an ice cream parlor for a deluxe sundae.” Interestingly enough, two hours later the mind has forgotten ice cream sundaes and is thinking about the movie it will enjoy tomorrow evening. All you need do is put just a little break of time between the palate and its desire, for you can count on the mind to change its desires.

Treat the mind gently, patiently, and compassionately. Since it has been allowed free license for so many years, it is not fair to expect it to come round in a day or two."

From Words to Live By by Eknath Easwaran |


Susun Weed, Herbalist


Have you ever heard the expression "God don't make no Junk??"  Think on the Miracle that you are! 


Trust in Nature and the Grand Design...flow with it, and all will return to Natural Order.

Organic Consumers Organization




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2.6.1 Changed legal status of Stevia Leaf

Where do you get your stevia? No one here in RI will sell it.

From: Mark D. Gold (

You should suggest to your local natural food stores and herb stores in RI that the legal status of stevia has changed recently. While importation of stevia was banned to protect Monsanto's NutraSweet sales and the future sales of other artificial sweeteners a few years ago, stevia can now be sold as a "dietary supplement." I have a copy of the FDA's new "Import Alert" on my Web page (or I can email it to you). Stevia products can and have been sold over the last few years as skin treatment products. Therefore, your local natural foods store should be able to get stevia skin treatment products and supplements from their distributor (or they should find a distributor who does sell it).

Stevia still cannot be legally sold as a "sweetener" by itself or in another product. This will help protect companies such as Monsanto (selling a dangerous artificial sweetener - aspartame) from having to compete against a safe, natural sweetener on a large-scale basis. But at least individuals can now use stevia as a supplement.

I have a list of stevia resources on my web page which you can use and give to your local natural foods store. Hope this helps. 

Agave is food...a natural sweetener...but is what you find on store shelves natural?

The starchy Agave Root Bulb is used for modern "Agave Syrup."  

Traditional use was from the sap of the plant.

Joel Furhman, MD, blog:  he disagrees with Barry Groves and Weston Price.

"Barry Groves doesn't get the idea that I am not defending the American diet or the almost worthless recommendations of the American Heart Association. However, I am claiming that my dietary and nutritional recommendations are dramatically protective and can enable people to heart-attack-proof their bodies." -- Joel Furhman, MD,

The air we breathe is food.  The odors in the air are 'food.'  

Our thoughts are 'food.'  Our experiences are 'food.'  

What we see/watch is 'food.'  What we hear is 'food.'

Choose carefully.

Welcome to FarmPlate

FarmPlate is developing a revolutionary online community and marketplace to connect, promote and facilitate commerce and collaboration among the millions of consumers, producers, buyers and supporters of local, sustainable foods. ...

Jenaka Curtis, Native American Herbalist

Lots of info on Diabetes Management and Fish Oils

The Armchair Herbalist


Soup to nuts in Environmental issues and resources

Probiotics Pusher

I'm kinda a probiotics pusher, lol.  (I'm with you, Pat...and for the natural ones~Windhorse)

There are some 500-1000 different microbials which inhabit and reproduce in the gut. Some are only there transiently and therefore, to have a "healthy" gut (based upon our historical traditional cultures), we need to consume beneficial microbials regularly. Whole food probiotics more effectively remain viable until they reach the large intestine. Most bottled probiotics are denatured during transportation, and don't survive the stomach acid to make it to the gut.

Also, the regular consumption of probiotics alters the ph in the gut, which impacts which microbials can survive and reproduce there. By consuming whole food probiotics (proper ph medium for surviving until they reach the large intestine, more microbial balance, etc.), we create an environment which is less hospitable for pathogenic bacteria. Btw, antibiotics DAMAGE the gut microbial balance by killing off the beneficial bacteria, which often leads to candida overgrowth and disrupted gut ph, and thus fewer beneficial bacteria and more pathogenic bacteria repopulating the gut.

"Selection Criteria for Probiotics":
Basically, most probiotics are not viable all the way to the gut, due to heat destruction during transportation and storage, acidity in the stomach, and low viability powders and capsules, and yogurts without billions of "Active Live Cultures".

This link discusses specific brands of different probiotics:

Also, it is important to rotate probiotics otherwise "probiotic resistance" could develop, I've read. Don't use single strain probiotics exclusively; and DO rotate them every 4-7 days. The Probiotic Solution champions the "pulsing and rotating probiotics".

Sacchromyces boulardii is a "good" yeast which lives in the gut longer and displaces candida. It is in kombucha.

I prefer whole foods which are naturally cultured or fermented: kefir or yogurt from cow, goat, coconut, almond, hemp seed milk, etc. And fermented foods. Bubbies brand sauerkraut and dill pickles are easy to add to the diet. Plus, kombucha, which actually displaces and replaces candida albicans in the large intestines---caution if you have or ever had any mercury (silver) fillings in your teeth.

"Homemade yogurt that is fermented for 24 hours, will have an average concentration of 3 billion cfu/mL of yogurt. If you were to eat a small bowl (500 ml) of 24 hour fermented homemade yogurt, you would receive 1.5 trillion beneficial bacteria - 100 times more bacteria than a 15 billion capsule.

Furthermore, freshly made kefir can have an average microbial count as high as 10 billion cfu/ml. This includes a mixture of various bacteria and yeast strains. This means that a 500 ml glass of homemade kefir could contain as many as 5 trillion beneficial microorganisms or even more!"

"Both kefir and yogurt are cultured milk products... ...but they contain different types of beneficial bacteria. Yogurt contains transient beneficial bacteria that keep the digestive system clean and provide food for the friendly bacteria that reside there. But kefir can actually colonize the intestinal tract, a feat that yogurt cannot match.

Kefir contains several major strains of friendly bacteria not commonly found in yogurt, Lactobacillus Caucasus, Leuconostoc, Acetobacter species, and Streptococcus species.

It also contains beneficial yeasts, such as Saccharomyces kefir and Torula kefir, which dominate, control and eliminate destructive pathogenic yeasts in the body. They do so by penetrating the mucosal lining where unhealthy yeast and bacteria reside, forming a virtual SWAT team that housecleans and strengthens the intestines. Hence, the body becomes more efficient in resisting such pathogens as E. coli and intestinal parasites.

Kefir's active yeast and bacteria provide more nutritive value than yogurt by helping digest the foods that you eat and by keeping the colon environment clean and healthy.

Because the curd size of kefir is smaller than yogurt, it is also easier to digest, which makes it a particularly excellent, nutritious food for babies, invalids and the elderly, as well as a remedy for digestive disorders."

Oral administration of milk kefir and soymilk kefir for 28 days significantly increased the fecal populations of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli, while it significantly decreased those of Clostridium perfringens.

Milk kefir and soymilk kefir also significantly decreased the serum OVA-specific IgE and IgG1 levels for both groups, but not those of the IgG2a analogues. Consumption of milk kefir and soymilk kefir suppressed the IgE and IgG1 responses and altered the intestinal microflora in our supplemented group, suggesting that milk kefir
and soymilk kefir may be considered among the more promising food components in terms of preventing food allergy and enhancement of mucosal resistance to gastrointestinal pathogen infection.

Research published by the Society of Chemical Industry reports kefir contains bacteria which could help reduce allergic responses. The research indicated that feeding babies kefir may help to protect against some food allergies.

More probiotic info:

Everything you ever wanted to know about kefir:

Basically, you pour milk on the REAL kefir grains and let it sit in the cupboard for 24-48 hours, strain and drink.

A friend recommended I look into Mila Seeds.  Here's what I found at first look:


You've heard the saying, If it's to good to be true, there must be something wrong. I wanted to uncover the truth about Mila and it's amazing Mila Seed or so they say! Thomas Edison said, "The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition." I think this is a profound statement that underpins the fact that most Americans feel that taking a pill will solve all health related issues. Omeg 3 foods are very powerful and should be considered in all of our diets. Today you can go to the Harvard School Of Public Health and learn about the benefits of Omega 3 Foods. The key component in Mila is plant based organic Omega 3's. What does that really mean for me? What it means is that this Omega 3 food, yes a food, has the ability to create a better life for me in the areas of Joint Pain, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and many other areas. What I find hard to believe is that you can get all of these benefits in one Omega 3 food! If this is so good, why have I not heard about it sooner? These are questions I will answer and by the end of this article you will have the facts about Mila  and the power of Omega 3 Food.



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