September 28, 2011
Just another sign of our imminent health care revolution!!! (im not too sure about his GMO stance personally but lots of good genomic info) Using technology like this we can tailor health care to individual more than ever before-bringing preventative medicine to a whole new level. As we do this for generations to come, we will also be able to easily see epi-gentic trends and reveal more on how to improve the health of hummanity as a whole.
This breakthrough, and approaching affordability of it, is so useful not because it is cutting edge technology but because it helps to identify the ROOT their disharmony and subsequently pinpoints the treatment. Plus it will aid in the prevention of wrong diagnoses and prolonged symptomatic suppression.
It all comes back to the fundamentals: identify the cause, treat the individual, remove obstacles to cure, educate the patient, provide the body with the nutrients it needs and prevention. The genome project just provides one more root finding tool in the ND’s toolbox.
September 21, 2011
Check out our Weekly Astrology tab above
New reading for September 19-25th posted
September 21, 2011
Nature Cure Lovers rejoice! Come celebrate the vis and absorb wisdom from our field’s most passionate and influential elders and NDs.
The 2011 Naturopathic Gathering is being hosted by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto on November 4th-6th.
What is the Gathering?
“The purpose for the Gathering is simple, to bring the elders of Naturopathic medicine together for a conversation with the new generations about vitalistic medicine in practice and theory…The Vision of the Gathering is one of continual growth for Naturopathic Medicine as a true expression of its philosophy. The Mission remains to deepen the understanding of Naturopathic philosophy in our profession–thus informing its practice–by bringing students, doctors, and elders together in a safe, spirit-filled space for the Vis Medicatrix Naturae to work within them” Visit http://www.naturopathicgathering.com for more info and to register.
THE GATHERING 2011 POSTER
Registration begins Monday 9/26
September 18, 2011
Honey Crisp Apples
So you just went to an apple orchard. You picked a basket full of ripe autumn apples, each one selected for its own unique quality.
“Ooh, get some small ones, some bright red ones, some sour, sweet and round ones!”
Back home you feel amazing, staring down at your sorted bounty. And you will probably feel great that whole week too; an apple a day keeps the doctor away, right?
But maybe this old saying, itself representing an entire paradigm of medicine really–is wrong. If you eat an apple, or many apples in this case, and you feel great, maybe that is when you should go to the doctor. Because whether you choose to visit a ND or MD, any nuanced health professional worth seeing will recognize the power of preventative medicine, and that’s what we are getting to here.
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September 16, 2011
West Canada Lakes, Adirondacks- New York 7.20
Indian Paintbrush, Castilleja (photo by Scott Chimileski)
Heal-All, Self-Heal, Prunella-vulgaris (photo by Scott Chimileski)
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September 13, 2011
Heres a Link to a quick online quiz to find out your Jung Myers-Briggs personality type :)
September 12, 2011
I was lucky enough to squeeze in a lot of backpacking and camping trips this summer with my friends and family. While marveling at the wonders of it all, re-grounding ourselves and finding tranquility with nature, we also did a lot of plant identification on the run! Love you Peterson Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs!!
Alander Taconics, Mass. 5.20 with my brother Scott and Chris-a dear, sweet friend of mine…
Violet,Viola (photo by scott chimilesk)
Wood Betony- Stachy officinalis (photo by scott chimileski)
September 10, 2011
Click Here for a Great Mushroom Film video on Hulu.com!!
“Follows ber myco visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans as they lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences attached to the mysterious fungi.”
the mycelium’s vast web of connectedness never ceases to amaze me. Entertaining plus TONS of useful info on identifying and utilizing greatly under-appreciated powerful (and yummy) mushrooms!
The Beautiful botanical plate of Amanita Caesaream Scopoli above was recently purchased by moi for a good price from a kind fellow at my love- the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market last weekend!
If you cant watch the whole film on Hulu, at least check out this fantastic 50s commercial for cream of mushroom soup.
September 8, 2011
There is writing happening
maybe that’s hard for you to understand
I am here but “I” am not here.
I am writing but “I” am not writing
inside of me in the heart cave is a
mantra going on that reminds me
who I really am
over and over again
in this inner place
and even as I write, where this
mantra is going on, I’m just watching with
GREAT AWE AND WONDER
the awesome drama of NATURE
unfold before my very EYE
before that eye I, I which
sees all and knows all.
AUM MANI PADME HUM
always bringing me right to my heart
where I dwell eternally.
-Ram Dass “Be Here Now”