September 5th, 2008 cate
How many of you out there grew up being told that soy is nutritious and good for you? Me too! Well, many years later this new information has been slowly revealed to the public, but still, most of the public does not know about it. What, for example?
You may be surprised to hear that:
- Soy is NOT a miracle food.
- Soy is NOT the answer to world hunger
- Soy is NOT a panacea
- Soy has NOT even been proven safe
Additionally, soy is linked to: malnutrition, digestive distress, infertility, birth defects, cancer, heart disease, thyroid dysfunction, heavy metal toxicities, cognitive decline, immune system breakdown and reproductive disorders. Are you alarmed yet?
You might be asking these questions: Why have we been lied to? What can I do about it now? What can I eat that is safe, healthful and nutritious? What can I feed my children without worrying about harmful substances? Don’t wonder anymore and find out more. Educate yourself for the sake of you and your loved ones.
People who would be interested in The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food: Americans at risk for cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and painful menopausal symptoms who wonder if it is true that soy might offer protection; environmentalists who are alarmed by the growing numbers of estrogens and estrogen mimickers in the environment and have begun to wonder about the phytoestrogens in soy; concerned parents who want to know whether soy formula is good for your infants and whether soy foods are good for your children; people suffering from diagnosed or as yet undiagnosed thyroid disease who fears that soy might be the cause; baby boomers who have heard that soy is the dietary fountain of youth; people afflicted with those diseases who wonder if soy might offer a cure; vegetarians who are not enjoying radiant good health and have begun questioning whether the “meat without a bone” is as good at taking care of their nutritional needs; Americans eating soy foods whether you like it or not; homemakers and dietitians who think the price is right but wonder how “the bean supreme” stacks up against meat nutritionally…
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August 9th, 2008 cate
What is a Drumming Circle?
It’s a musical gathering. However, it is much more than just the instruments and people beating on drums; it is also the shared experience of the drummers. The drums and drumming take the group to its final destination, a place where everyone has a voice and is empowered to use it, and where the creative spirit is shared by everyone in the circle.
Why take part in a Drumming Circle?
Drumming is a vehicle to express as well as to feel. It is exercise, nurturing, social support, bonding and spirituality, to intellectual stimulation, heightened understanding and enhanced capacity to cope with life’s challenges, the benefits of recreational music-making extend far beyond music. This type of music making ultimately affords unparalleled creative expression that unites and heals our bodies, minds and spirits.
Start Your Own Drumming Circle
World-renowned author offers tips to run a successful drum circle. As the popularity for drum circles continues to grow, the need for facilitators increases as well. Written by the foremost authority in this field, Arthur Hull offers his insights, plans and practical strategies to become a facilitator – regardless of your musical background or expertise. This can be used by social workers, store owners, human resource managers, church leaders, camp leaders, nursing home activity coordinators – for anyone who wants to unify a group that will enjoy the benefits of participating in this simple activity. It’s about leadership and communication. The book covers dozens of exercises, instrument suggestions, facilitator’s shorthand, interviews with successful facilitators, and even marketing tips on how to promote and expand your events. This is the complete rhythm event facilitation handbook from the expert.
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August 7th, 2008 cate
By general consensus, Planet Earth (The complete series) has been deemed quite simply the greatest nature/wildlife series ever produced. Following the success of The Blue Planet: Sea of Life, this astonishing 11-part BBC series is brilliantly narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Each 50-minute episode covers a specific geographical region and/or wildlife habitat (mountains, caves, deserts, shallow seas, seasonal forests, etc.) until the entire planet has been magnificently represented by the most astonishing sights and sounds you’ll ever experience from the comforts of your living room.
The premiere episode, “From Pole to Pole,” serves as a primer for things to come, placing the entire series in proper context and giving a general overview of what to expect from each individual episode. Without being overtly political, the series maintains a consistent and subtle emphasis on the urgent need for ongoing conservation, best illustrated by the plight of polar bears whose very behavior is changing (to accommodate life-threatening changes in their fast-melting habitat) in the wake of global warming–a phenomenon that this series appropriately presents as scientific fact.
With this harsh reality as subtext, the series proceeds to accentuate the positive, delivering a seemingly endless variety of natural wonders, from the spectacular mating displays of New Guinea’s various birds of paradise to a rare encounter with Siberia’s nearly-extinct Amur Leopards, of which only 30 remain in the wild.
With so many of Earth’s natural wonders on display, it’s only fitting that the final DVD in this 5-disc set is devoted to Planet Earth: The Future, a separate 3-part series in which a global array of experts is assembled to discuss issues of conservation, protection of delicate ecosystems, and the socio-economic benefits of understanding nature as a commodity that returns trillions of dollars in value at no cost to Earth’s human population.
At a time when the multiple threats of global warming should be obvious to all, let’s give Sir David the last word, from the closing of Planet Earth’s final episode: “We can now destroy or we can cherish–the choice is ours.”
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August 6th, 2008 cate
This excellent HDTV by Philips uses less power than any 42-inch LCD I’ve seen. You’re able to dim the backlight–by up to five times peak brightness–in response to program material, which is a pretty nifty feature.
This is leading-edge, with an ultimate performance and energy efficiency with Philips’ Eco FlatTV that was named “Best in Show” in CNET’s “Best of CES” at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show. A dimmable backlight and power saver mode can drive the power consumption of this set down to 75 watts, just a little more than a standard incandescent light bulb, and it has a standby mode power consumption of just. .15 watts. Combining that with a full HD 1080p display, Pixel Plus 3 HD engine and fantastic invisible sound makes this eco-friendly TV delivers powerful performance while helping conserve the future.
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July 19th, 2008 cate
Where have I been? Living in the middle of nowhere, buried under a rock? I swear, I’ve just heard about the miraculous substance called Vinegar. Supposedly apple cider vinegar that is cold pressed and unpasturized is best but did you know there are like a gazillion ways to use vinegar, not just in recipes?
It can prevent and treat a wide range of health problems, it cleans and purifies the home, and adds zest and nutritional value to food. Find out everything you wanted and needed to know about The Healing Powers of Vinegar. This fascinating book traces the origins of vinegar to ancient Greece and Egypt and follows its history to the present day. You’ll read advnice from leading alternative health practitioners as well as medical researchers. There’s great detail about the healthful ingredients found in two of the most important vinegars: apple cider vinegar and red wine vinegar, explaining the benefits of their vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. Here, you’ll find the latest research about cutting-edge nutrients found in these two vinegars, including a new class of antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancer and protect against heart disease.
You will also see beauty tips and household hints as well as over 100 recipes that team-up vinegar with other nutritious foods for a healthier and longer life.
Read other people’s review of this book and find out more about the power of vinegar.