2020 Poll

CO2e per Serving

When asked in a survey from Senator Cory Booker, “What issues are most important to you when picking a 2020 political candidate?”; I chose, “Climate Change”, and also wrote in the little box under “Other”,

“Vegan food choices, clean renewable energy (solar, wind), orchards, gardens and composting at all schools, military bases, public lands, prisons, hospitals, etc to stop climate change, feed needy, lead by example, and teach how food impacts climate footprint. Also grow hemp for oil, seeds, textiles, $. And end war.”

https://act.corybooker.com/page/s/supporter-survey

(https://vegnews.com/2019/2/cory-booker-on-animal-rights-veganism-and-how-to-change-the-world)

I replied to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s survey, “Go vegan for climate, health, economy, sustainability, hunger, peace, animals.”

https://my.elizabethwarren.com/page/s/ew-issuessurvey

Please sign petition to the president:
Plant-based USA
Please share. Thank you.

*Photo credit: http://css.umich.edu/factsheets/carbon-footprint-factsheet

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Pasta

Cucumber Pasta Marinaraw w nooch
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Poison Ivy & Jewel Weed (cause/cure)

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Jewel Weed

Jewel Weed – Click image for more info.

Poison Ivy (photo left) grows in my yard by the lake and I’m allergic. Because I’ve had severe cases and once made it worse by treating it wrong, I’ll share what I do and don’t do if I get it and how to avoid it. If I accidentally contact poison ivy I apply either Jewel Weed juice – stops itch instantly with one application!, Aloe Juice, or Aloe Gel; wash with Baby Wipes or COLD WATER and mild soap (optional) like Clearly Natural; wear loose lightweight clothing of natural materials like cotton or hemp or no clothing if possible; and wash clothing, bed-sheets, towels, and footwear because the oil can stay on things and keep “giving”. The Poison Ivy plant contains a caustic oil that upon contact to skin can cause an allergic reaction.

Jewel Weed (photo right) juice stops poison ivy itch instantly and is easy to identify by it’s unique yellow or orange flowers. (See Edible Wild Plants.) I read that jewel weed always grows near poison ivy and it does grow in my yard beside the poison ivy. How cool is that? So, I just break off a piece of jewel weed, gently break open the stem, rub the juice on my skin, and the poison ivy itch stops instantly with one application! Amazing! :) Nature provides a solution to every challenge if you know where to look nearby. :) (Click images for more information.)

I avoid getting poison ivy by identifying it and staying away from it. Poison ivy is characterized by clusters of three oval shaped leaves (photo above left). They vary in size and are green, but can have some red mixed in.

If I get poison ivy, I DO NOT scratch as it can potentially break the skin and cause infection under the skin and also can spread the oil and cause more itching; DO NOT use hot water because it will open the skin pores and force the oil deeper into the skin and also spread it around; and DO NOT use coconut oil! I did that once and made my forearms blow up really scarey and I had to soak my arms in a dish pan full of ice and water as often as I could stand or had time for to bring down the swelling and remove the poison ivy oil.

I recently got poison ivy while trying to set up a temporary mooring for my aluminum canoe in the lake when suddenly the sky got dark and it started to thunder so I quickly pulled my canoe up onto the banking at the bottom of the hill where I don’t usually go and stepped in poison ivy. In that moment I decided the threat of being struck by lightening while standing in a lake touching an aluminum canoe was worse than poison ivy especially since I know about jewel weed. :)

80/10/10Edible Wild PlantsIn 1980’s I was into using homeopathic remedies and had success using Rhu Tox to prevent getting poison ivy; however I had to take it once a week or month (I forget) from March to November and eventually noticed it seemed to bother my stomach perhaps because homeopathic remedies in pellet form are cooked cow-milk based which I was unaware of at the time. They are an alternative for expectant and breast-feeding mothers; however I now prefer whole “lifestyle-therapies”, nutritional-therapies, and natural-remedies such as those found in The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Douglas Graham, The Sunfood Diet Success System by David Wolfe, Green For Life by Victoria Boutenko, Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide by Elias & Dykeman.

HEAL YOUR BODY – The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them by Louise L Hay says that poison ivy is probably caused by feeling defenseless and open to attack and the new thought pattern to affirm is, “I am powerful, safe, and secure. All is well.”

Here is a music video for fun; but I prefer Jewel Weed over calamine lotion. I suggest getting up to dance because exercise helps to strengthen the immune system and build a strong healthy body. :) Maybe I will make a video of me dancing to this song? lol.

A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance explores the effects of animal protein on the human body and the environment and will help you make informed choices to reduce your personal impact. Three years in the making, A Delicate Balance is a succinct production featuring candid interviews with some of the world’s leading experts (including mainstream researchers, doctors, nutritionists, cattle ranchers, environmentalists and politicians) from Harvard to Cornell to Tufts. Nominated for Best Unreleased Documentary by the Australian Film Critics Association this film is a must-see for everyone concerned about their health or the environment.


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Potluck

Saturday, November 17, 2012 6PM to 8PM in Malden, MA. This month let’s share our “Stay Raw During The Holidays Tips”. Get more details and RSVP here: meetup.com/RawBoston/events/90927242/ or call Maya at 617-470-3395.

Please bring a 100% raw, organic, plant-based (vegan: non-animal and no honey), ready-to-serve dish for 4-6 people. Ideas include: 1. Fruit or fruit salad, 2. Leafy Green Salad, or 3. Raw Recipe of own or from book or web. ie: AURAw.com

Our host, Maya, said: “I went raw with my mother 6 years ago after being introduced by my sister. When my elimination issues disappeared, I was hooked. Its been a wonderful journey with many rawfoodists in the Chicagoland area. Since then I have started a family and I am working my way back to being on top of the world with raw foods in the Boston area.”

12 Steps Rawfoods RECIPES

Kale Chips ~ Yum! :)

Kale ChipsI make delicious nutritious Kale Chips with a light lemon sesame dressing gently dehydrated at 105℉ to preserve vital nutrients including enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc.  ~ Yum! :)

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Excalibur 2000 9 Tray Food Dehydrator on Amazon.com

Eating

Eating This award-winning DVD covers a lot of ground very comprehensively – and now has subtitles in Spanish, French, German and English (for the deaf). Among the many highlights are interviews with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Neil Pinckney, Dr. Ruth Heidrich and Dr. Joseph Crowe. Dr. Crowe and Dr. Esselstyn are from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and know something about heart disease. These interviews will convince you that cardiovascular disease, the #1 killer in America today, can be reversed by making simple changes to your diet. What you will get is a virtual one-on-one consultation with some of the world’s leading authorities on heart disease reversal. You will also hear from Dr. Heidrich who treated her breast cancer by simply changing her diet. The DVD also covers a wide-range of other health problems, including the reversal of adult-onset diabetes with diet. It also covers the impact of typical Western diets on the environment. The Eating DVD is used in hospitals and wellness clinics throughout the world to motivate people to change their diets and restore their health.

“Rivet yourself to your chair and watch Eating, a mind-blowing video experience that will forever change the way you think about food.” – Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of Eat To Live –author

“Thank you. You’ve done us all a major service.” – John Robbins, author of Diet For a New America –author

“A compelling and often shocking look at the standard American diet. Asserts that following federal nutrition guidelines can kill you.” – American Library Association –author