Come watch this documentary and learn how to protect yourself from cell phone radiation! No, you don’t have to toss your phone away. But there is a safer way to use it. This film will educate us re the hazards of heedless use of technology AND remind us how to use our gadgets without endangering our health. Or at the very least, minimize the toxic load.
This is from the Mobilize press kit:
Mobilize is an investigative documentary that explores the potential long-term health effects from cell phone radiation including cancer and infertility. Examining the most recent scientific research and legislative efforts, Mobilize illuminates how finance corrupts public health. The film features interviews with numerous doctors, politicians, cancer patients, and technology experts, major telecommunication associates, and prominent politicians.
Filmed over three years and edited together from hours of footage, Mobilize includes accounts from individuals at the following organizations and universities: Apple, Inc., the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the National Cancer Institute, the Cellular Telecommunications Internet Association, Yale University, Harvard University, USC, UCSF, UC Berkeley and Virgin Mobile.
I am certainly looking forward to watching the whole film! (more…)
Learn how to make medicines out of common garden plants! On two Sunday afternoons this October (October 5 & 19), we will talk about the healing properties of Comfrey, St. John’s Wort, Valerian, Lemon balm, & Calendula. (Note: I might substitute Yarrow in lieu of either Valerian or Lemon balm. Or just add it in! Depending on availability of these out of my garden.) Just giving you an idea of what’s in store.
This is a hands on class. We will discuss how to and together make medicines out of these common medicinal plants. Of course we will talk about how to store and how to safely use.
Except for Lemon balm & Valerian, Comfrey, St. John’s Wort, Calendula & Yarrow are all wound remedies. Each has its own affinity, but nonetheless all wonderful wound healers. So they are all great as first aid remedies, of course. Valerian and Lemon balm both have an affinity for the nervous system and sometimes used together in someone who needs help sleeping. Valerian, of course is most famous as a sleep aid, but Lemon balm holds its own in helping the nervous system recalibrate, so to speak.
There will be St. John’s Wort and Comfrey plant starters available for those who might want to grow them. Free. (more…)
Climate change is taking place. Will we have the wisdom to survive? Here’s a link to the trailer of this inspiring film that focuses on how we can live creatively and even joyfully in the midst of this catastrophe.
Tagged with: Bill McKibben
, Heart and Soul
, Joanna Macy
, Local Energy
, local food
, Richard Heinberg
, Transition Albany
Posted in Community Building
, Food and Agriculture
, Health and Healing
, Social Justice
Learn how to make your own home remedies for colds and flus! Making your own home remedies is easy and you know exactly what is in them. This class will quickly cover the following in a presentation:
Preparing for Winter with tinctures, teas & supplies
How to stop a cold/flu on its tracks
Home remedies to help you recover fast
Nourishing food from bone broths to soups
Gentle exercises to nudge you on the road to recovery
I talk to people about homeopathy practically every day. I find that, if they’ve heard of homeopathy at all, most folks have some vague idea of homeopathy as maybe similar to herbal medicine, but attempting to comprehend the system is more often than not, like putting a square peg in a round hole for many. So I thought this is a good time as any to do this introductory class. If the idea is providing health care options that allow the possibility of resilience and sustainability, Transition Albany Health must cover homeopathy. At the very least, the use of homeopathy in first aid. But before we could offer the Homeopathy in First Aid series, we need to properly introduce you to homeopathy.
So what do you know about homeopathy?
Are you like my sister who, even after listening to me talk about homeopathy for almost two decades still refer to homeopathy as herbal medicine? (No, it isn’t.) Or are you one of those who have heard/are convinced that homeopathy is just placebo? (Nope, but it’s OK if you think so.) Have you heard of Arnica? Traumeel? Similasan eye drops? Yes, they are homeopathically prepared medicines, but do you know what that means? How is it different from conventional medicine? Herbal medicine? If you’re curious and want to know more, then …
In this class, we will cover the following:
- Briefly explore and discuss how homeopathy is similar to and different from conventional medicine, herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda & Folk medicine, among others.
- Why homeopathy boggles the mind. (Boggle meaning: confuse, alarm, baffle, bewilder, puzzle)
- Brief overview of homeopathy, including:
- History (Hear the fascinating story!)
- The healing principles guiding the practice (the science)
- The medicines (What and how they’re prepared)
- The Art (Why your homeopath asks some strange sounding questions!)
- Classical homeopathy (what does that mean?)
- Safe, Affordable, Sustainable