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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Planting Seeds of Community Growth

Adam Bane has an infectious smile which can brighten the most sorrowful of hearts. Most of the time, his eyes are bright with a profound joy which says “life makes me happy”. .... 



FOOD: Eating What There Is

As thinking and feeling beings, it has become difficult to look at the world that humans have created and not feel very sad. Why were so many born to suffer? Why have humans been so... 



Gleaning Program Invites Public Participation

Local food security initiative is looking to reduce food waste  With global food and hunger issues looming large, it is easy to be overwhelmed with the scope of the problem and not... 



Generations

Two doctors, half a dozen nurses, another Respiratory Therapist and myself were huddled around the patient’s bed. Unfortunately, despite our efforts, his condition was continuing... 



Dancing Through Life

I have recently noticed an epidemic afoot in the general population that seriously disturbs me. I call it the “near life experience.”  I didn’t invent that term, and can’t... 



The Healing Cook’s Autumn & Fall

Autumn in Chinese medicine is considered the neutral buffer zone between the seasons. The weeks before and after each of the two equinoxes and solstices represent pivotal pauses in... 



Book Review: Omnivore’s Dilemma

You Are What You Eat. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan   For humans, the decision of what to eat is one we make several times a day. It... 



Oatmeal Bread

Oats have a warming thermal nature helping to restore nervous, reproductive systems, while removing cholesterol from the digestive tract and arteries. Enjoy this high-rising, easy to... 



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