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Heavy Metals In Your Diet

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Heavy metals can either be an essential part of your diet or toxic and deadly. For instance, iron is needed for blood; however, men can build up toxic levels of iron as they grow older.

Living organisms require varying amounts of “heavy metals”. Iron, cobalt, copper, manganese, molybdenum, and zinc are required by humans. Excessive levels can be damaging to the organism. Other heavy metals such as mercury, plutonium, and lead are toxic metals and their accumulation over time in the bodies of animals can cause serious illness. Certain elements that are normally toxic are, for certain organisms or under certain conditions, beneficial. Examples include vanadium, tungsten, and even cadmium.

Heavy metal toxicity can result in damaged or reduced mental and central nervous function, lower energy levels, and damage to blood composition, lungs, kidneys, liver, and other vital organs. Long-term exposure may result in slowly progressing physical, muscular, and neurological degenerative processes that mimic Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy, and multiple sclerosis. Allergies are not uncommon, and repeated long-term contact with some metals (or their compounds) may cause cancer.
– Wikipedia

Do not eat:

  • Shark
  • Swordfish
  • King Mackerel
  • Tilefish

Nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury… some fish and shellfish contain higher levels of mercury that may harm an unborn baby or young child’s developing nervous system. The risks from mercury in fish and shellfish depend on the amount of fish and shellfish eaten and the levels of mercury in the fish and shellfish.
– The FDA of the United States of America

Heavy Metals Song from the album Food For Thought


Turkey Seasoning with Healthy Herbs

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Growing some herbs on a window sill is a good way to keep eating healthy all year round. When it comes to Thanksgiving and Christmas, you can increase the health benefits of your food by adding herbs to just about everything you serve.

Rosemary, thyme and sage make an excellent combination when preparing your turkey. Finely dice the herbs for inclusion in the stuffing mix. Then, create a rub for application prior to cooking. Throughout the cooking process, sprinkle herbs over the top.

You can also add fresh herbs to your other dishes. Add some parsley to mashed potatoes. Add some basil to your vegetable dishes. Keep some aloe on-hand in case of kitchen burns.

VIDEO: Turkey Seasoning Healthy Herbs — Rosemary, Thyme, Sage.mp4


Herbs for Turkey Seasoning -- Rosemary, Thyme, Sage

Herbs for Turkey Seasoning — Rosemary, Thyme, Sage

More on Foraging for Food in the Winter


Nationwide Monsanto Protests

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Monsanto’s Roundup-tolerant Genetically Modified Corn

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Many people are concerned about Monsanto genetically engineering food crops; however, there is no evidence that genetically modified food is harmful to your health. That is to say, at least the plant is harmful to humans.

On the other hand, Monsanto developed Roundup — a commercially available herbicide (also known as Glyphosate.) Roundup has been proven to be harmful to humans. By developing a Roundup-tolerant crop, isn’t Monsanto promoting the use of the herbicide?

Also, the development of similar resistance in some weed species is emerging creating Monsanto-resistant plants.

Music and Lyrics: A Maized


Women’s Full Moon Gatherings

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

At Creative Healing Arts:
1568 McDaniel Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
(in the Westtown Business Center at Routes 3 and 352)

Held on these Sundays in 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm:

September 26th, October 24th, November 21st, December 19th


The sun is moving lower in the sky, the days are getting shorter. At the Autumn Equinox, when the day and night is balanced, we stand at that still point of the year where we pause to look to where we want to go next.

Why not make a commitment to take a little time out of the ordinary time and join us, as we


with a little laughter, a little music, and a little chocolate each month, a different


..exploring her nature and how She fits into our lives using our five senses

Learn the true story of Persphone, the Goddess for September


Light refreshments will be offered afterward.

Ixcacau, the Goddess of Chocolate, will be our patron Goddess all year

Join Astrologer, Joanette McGeoch, TerryAnne Wildman and a community of women to honor and empower the cycles of the moon in our lives, in ourselves, and in the earth.

Please RSVP to Joanette: 610-345-1664
or TerryAnne: 610-291-0679

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