Postings Related To: Health and Healing

Homeoprophylaxis: The Vaccine Alternative 4/27

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Health Group)
April 27, 2014 2:00 pm - Event Details

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In this class, we will talk about Homeopathic Prophylaxis (HP) as a safe way to “educate” our immune system.

So what is Homeoprophylaxis?

It is the use of homeopathic medicines to protect the individual from a certain disease or affliction. In this class, we will focus on the use of HP to prevent infectious disease. Especially childhood infectious diseases. We will talk about the work of Free and Healthy Children International (FHCI). To read about the work they do, go here.  FCHI is a non-profit dedicated to research, education and access to HP.

OK, so you’re thinking: Does California (or any state for that matter) consider enrollment in FCHI’s homeoprophylaxis program as meeting state mandated requirements for immunization?

Nope.

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Posted in , , on April 10, 2014

Calendula Officinalis and its Uses

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Health Group)
April 22, 2014 6:00 pm - Event Details

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On Earth Day, April 22nd, we will launch Transition Albany Health Group’s Medicine-Making Series.  And we start with how to make your very own Calendula tincture!  It’s the perfect time. Calendula blossoms are everywhere. Gorgeous blossoms that follow the sun from sunrise to sunset.  If you walk around the neighborhood, you’ll see them.

What’s Calendula officinalis and why should you bother making a tincture out of it?  Well, it is only the number one homeopathic remedy for open wounds! I routinely slice off tips of my fingers  and I’ve never had to have any of it  stitched up. I simply spray Calendula on the open wound and the next day I only have a pink spot. Yes, yes,  only slivers of my flesh were cut off, but enough to cause profuse bleeding, etc. But with my Calendula around, no more open wound. No infection. No scar.  If you have children who occasionally lose the skin off their knees, etc., Calendula can easily become  your best friend, if not already.

So wouldn’t you like to know how to make your own stash of this awesome vulnerary?

Thought so.   (more…)

Posted in , on April 1, 2014

Spring Planting Celebration at the Gill Tract Farm 4/26

(Event Sponsored by Gill Tract Farm Coaltion)
April 26, 2014 11:00 am - Event Details

gill tract 2The community and UC Berkeley have been collaborating for months to open this area to community farming, and a small group has  been preparing the soil for this special day when a lot of planting will happen. If you would like to be more involved, contact Vanessa below, and come to this celebration!

Come celebrate with us on our big spring planting event! Invite all of your friends, family, neighbors, and communities! Mark your calendars for 11am-3pm at the Gill Tract for a fun family celebration of the spring and earth day, and planting the land.

We will need some dedicated members of the soil and planting team, and other community members with experience in gardening, to lead volunteers! (more…)

Posted in , , , , , , on March 31, 2014

Make Your Own Miso

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Health Group)
March 30, 2014 2:00 pm - Event Details

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And Learn how to make your own miso! This class is part of the free portion of Transition Albany Health Group’s Fermentation Series, where we focus on DIY fermented foods.

There is a world of difference between commercially prepared ‘fermented’ foods and the ones you make at home. Fermented foods the old fashioned way are so beneficial to overall health that they are often referred to as ‘probiotics’. They increase overall nutrition, promote the growth of friendly intestinal bacteria, aid digestion, support immune function, a good source of B vitamins, digestive enzymes, etc.

Miso is one of these ‘probiotic’ foods.   (more…)

Posted in , , on March 8, 2014

DIY Milk Kefir

(Event Sponsored by Transition Albany Health Group)
March 15, 2014 2:00 pm - Event Details

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The first of Transition Albany Health Group’s Fermentation Series, this class will show you how to make your own milk kefir.  Yes, yes, you can learn to do this watching videos on the web. That’s how I did it.  But what you will skip are the numerous hours of doubt whether you ruined the whole batch and had to dump the whole concoction only to find out later it was all good. Yup. Did that. Even had to dump a whole batch of kefir grains because I thought I killed them all.  Nothing like seeing it with your own eyes!  This is your chance to learn all about making your own milk kefir without the anxious moments. That’s priceless!

Why make milk kefir?

It is quite well known that we humans living in this modern world are woefully lacking in beneficial gut bacteria.  And it is also well known that if your gut is not well, illness follows. So milk kefir is chock full of good bacteria. You know. Probiotics. Immune booster probiotics.  Some claim that milk kefir has up to 50 times more probiotics than yogurt. There are those who claim that they hardly (more…)

Posted in , , on February 28, 2014