Personally I have been a happy vegetarian for over 23 years; however for those of you who enjoy eating meat I strongly suggest that you only consume meat that has been raised without chemicals as well as in an ethical way. Following is the information of two local producers that sell certified organic meat.
1. Jerry Kitt at First Nature Farms (chicken) – www.firstnaturefarms.ab.ca
2. Levke and Peter Eggers, 780.568.3805 (grass fed beef and lamb)
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The heat of this summer has many people reaching for ice cream and popsicles. Unfortunately most of what is commercially available is full of chemicals and sugar. Here is a recipe that should do the trick. Be creative and adjust it according to your own taste buds.
Combine all the ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth. Pour into container or popsicle moulds and freeze.
I just got back from teaching at a herb conference in the Kootenays. A special treat was a one day ?foraging? workshop. We harvested herbs and prepared a real feast from the treasures we found. See menu below.
I encourage you to spend time in nature and benefit from the bountiful menu that Mother Earth provides for us. Start ?grazing? and sample the different plants, get to know some of them, be creative and add them to your cooking.
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Vegetarians are at risk of two possible nutritional deficiencies: taurine and vitamin B 12, both found in animal protein.Taurine, an amino acid is deficient in about 84% of depressed individuals and in many with epilepsy. B 12 is ordinarily present only in animal protein.
Hemp hearts are the best source of protein. They have about 33% of quality protein, better than the best sirloin tip beef and far better than fish. They are the best source of essential fats, vitamins and enzymes on the planet. Hemp hearts are the only vegetable containing taurine.
Hemp hearts are the shelled seed of simple hemp, a non-hallucinatory relative of marijuana.
Hemp fibre is the longest and strongest of all natural fiber and requires no fertilizer of pesticides etc, to grow exuberantly. It produces 4 times as much fibre per acre as trees. Indeed, it is a superb source for making biomass alcohol,–far superior to corn!! In fact, hemp is the oldest known agricultural crop, used as a source for rope, cloth and paper.
If what we eat does not nourish and support our bodies it should not be called food. Therefore at least 80% of what is sold as ?food? in the grocery stores does not classify as food. It fails to provide the building blocks to the body required to maintain healthy cells and tissues.
It not only does not provide what is required by the body to function properly, but it also typically burdens and damages our body with chemicals such as preservatives, colouring agents, pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified/engineered foods. A high percentage of so called health issues can be remedied with a change in dietary habits. I see this happening every day in my practice.
Many people would never feed their animals the food and drinks they themselves are consuming on a daily basis. Why not? Because they know all too well that their own diet would not be good for their pets!
So, I suggest make your foods your medicines and if you do this you will be surprised how your energy increases, your skin clears up, no more phlegm, achy joints ?. I recommend you eat 70% raw on a regular basis.
As always, green blessings and stay warm,
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