In the Web of Life

“The lamps are different, but the light is the same. “ –Rumi

Category Archives: water

Here’s how much water goes into making your food

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SACRED PRESENCE OF LANDSCAPE by John O’Donohue

Water in a landscape is a fascinating thing as well. I often think that water is the tears of the earth’s joy and sadness. Every kind of water in a landscape has a different kind of tonality and a different kind of presence to it. You think of the stillness of a well, of the energy of a stream, of the totality of the ocean or the singularity and memory of a river. I also think that trees are incredible presences. There is incredible symmetry in a tree, between its inner life and its outer life, between its rooted memory and its external active presence. A tree grows up and grows down at once and produces enough branches to incarnate its wild divinity. It doesn’t limit itself – it reaches for the sky and it reaches for the source, all in one seamless kind of movement. So I think landscape is an incredible, mystical teacher, and when you begin to tune into its sacred presence, something shifts inside you. ~~ John O’Donohue from “Walking on the Pastures of Wonder” scheduled for first release (Ireland) on March 12, 2015

How Toxins Are Changing Childhood

The number of (largely untested) chemicals in our environment is on the rise, as are the rates of autism, cancer, and other serious health problems affecting kids. KIWI investigates
 this “silent pandemic”—and reveals how parents can fight back.

…In 2014, Dr. Landrigan and Phillippe Grandjean, M.D., an adjunct professor of environmental health at the Harvard School of Public Health, published a paper in the journal The Lancet calling the effects on children’s cognitive development a “silent pandemic of neurodevelopmental toxicity.”

…“You need to remember that there are things you can do to limit exposure and that healthy factors can counterbalance the harm of chemicals—most important, a loving, supportive family environment and a nutritious diet.” He and other experts say taking these steps can make a difference:

EAT ORGANIC…
DRINK FILTERED WATER…
PASS UP FOOD THAT COMES FROM ANIMALS TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS…
CUT BACK ON CANNED FOOD…
AVOID USING PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS…
VACUUM AND DUST WITH A DAMP RAG OR SPONGE EVERY TWO OR THREE DAYS…
USE NATURAL PEST-KILLING PRODUCTS…
TRYING TO GET PREGNANT? TAKE FOLIC ACID…

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Vegans consume 600 gallons less

GEOS-5: Rainfall

“Dec 2013: The world’s rainfall patterns mapped by Nasa’s Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5. Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a030000/…”

the lie we live

“We are the writers…this is our story.”
8:28 min video

How to Remove Fluoride from Water

10 Common Habits That Seriously Damage Your Kidneys

Our kidneys are super important for our health. They filter our blood, produce hormones, absorb minerals, produce urine, eliminate toxins, and neutralize acids. So as one of the most important organs in your body, your kidneys deserve some love.

Damage or steady decline of your kidneys can often go unnoticed for years as your kidneys can still do their job with as little as 20% of their capacity. Therefore kidney diseases are often referred to as “The Silent Diseases”. That’s why it is so important to take care of them before it is too late.

Here’s a list of 10 common habits that put a lot of pressure on your kidneys and can cause serious damage over time. ~ by Amy Goodrich

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Get out of the empire box: Winona LaDuke at Powershift

“We are from here… I am a patriot to a land…we have the opportunity to stop the planet from oblivion…we are the people who can stop them from genetically engineering the food supply…if we do not fight we have no shot at winning…in the end we have to deal with systemic issues of a predator society…In our community we have some teachings…
The Creator’s law is the highest law.
We are all related…99.9% the same. Our relatives have fins, roots, paws, hooks, wings.
Things that are natural are cyclical.
In each deliberation we consider the impact to the 7th generation from now.

You can have an entire world view that is not based on empire.”~ Winona LaDuke


The Age of Aluminum and its consequences

49:51 video
In addition to beverage cans, automobiles and other products, aluminium is used to purify water and as an ingredient in antiperspirants and toothpaste. It appears we need to challenge the use of aluminium.

Cancer and Alzheimer’s are found to be implicated by the use of aluminium. Studies have found higher levels of aluminum in the breast tissue of women with breast cancer and that aluminum can alter the normal breast cell into cancer. Consider using a REVERSE OSMOSIS water filter to reduce risk.

“Aluminum is a neural toxin…aluminum is associated with the main pathological features of Alzheimer’s disease. If you live in an area with higher levels of aluminium in the water supply, you will have a higher incidence of Alzheimer’s in those areas. ~ Christopher Exley, Environmental Toxicologist and chair of the Institute for Biological Inorganic Chemistry who has studied aluminium for 30 years