What if 98% of Health Care could recede and go away, and knowledgeable self-care could replace it. What would we do with US$1.6 trillion in savings? - Mother Nature's strongest medicines are waiting for you (in exactly the right doses and without any side effects) - in whole foods.
Don Tolman has had privileged access to private museums, rare books collections, and ancient manuscripts, and has rediscovered the secrets of health & vitality lost to humanity for millennia.
Listen to Don Tolman and learn of the whole food wisdom of the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Hebrews, Chinese, Native Americans, Incas and others who through time treated themselves to high vitality and longevity using plant whole foods.
Dr Shaun Holt, Author of Natural Remedies That Really Work
As seen on TV1 Breakfast every fortnight.
A New Zealand Guide, is about what medical research actually says about natural health products and therapies that other sources recommend. In a world that's besieged by extravagant claims for an avalanche of natural remedies, who should we believe, and how can we get the information we need to make the right choices?
Shaun draws on a data base of 200,000 patients. The answers to these and many more questions are in this book. A surprising number of natural remedies are the subject of high-quality clinical research, Natural Remedies that Really Work summarises and evaluates the most important and interesting research in a concise and user friendly format. A must for all New Zealand families looking for complementary natural health remedies.
John Stansfield of Waiheke Island - Materialising the dream of an organic farm in community, to pioneering waste management and recycling.
How do we build intentional community, what are the dynamics, the rules, if any? What are the common threads that bind people to each other, and how do we do co-operation and fun, that enables us as participators to both love and cry to evolve a successful venture?
Listen to a delightful understanding of how an organic dream grew into an oasis of fulfillment as well as extending into a waste stream management and recycling system that in many ways is a world leader.
With current global events pointing us towards community and cooperation, see how gardens, organics and neighbourhood support overlap with Transition Towns as Waiheke Islanders pioneer the shaping of an experiment of sustainability, goodwill and families.
In the current ambiguous and dangerous financial climate the term Transition Towns is seen as a sensible, intelligent alternative to the status quo, which in many ways is observed as keeping ones head down, doing nothing, and hoping that things will somehow get better.
The main cooperative pillars of the Transition Town movement include Permaculture organic gardens and Living Economies which are new community currencies such as green dollars and time banking.
Intrinsic to this is sustainability, the key theme, bringing out local resilience and initiatives to create community gardens, and cooperative ways to educate and do business.
With its introduction to NZ in 2007 it has rapidly grown to over 43 groups, being either small towns, boroughs, suburbs or neighbourhoods. Whilst around the globe, they are now established in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States to Italy and Chile.
From Waiheke Island I have James Samuel of www.yesterdaysfuture.net, who has been at the forefront of bringing Transition Towns to NZ and in Auckland, Finn Mackesy who is an educator, change agent atwww.TransitionAotearoa.org.nz
This is where you can obtain a template to work with.
Udo Erasmus, Ph.D. Nutrition, MA Psychology, is one of North America's foremost authorities on the roles that fats and oils play in human health. He is often referred to as The Father of Organic, Unrefined Flax Oil.
His work with essential fatty acids spans three decades and provided the groundwork for all the current public and industry awareness focused on the importance of Essential Fatty Acids or Omega- fats. Lack of essential fatty acids (EFAs) constitutes the most neglected aspect of a nutritional program for healthy, radiant skin.
As always, avoid "white foods" and foods rendered toxic by processing or overheating!
* "Low fat is healthier"
* "Fatty foods clog your arteries"
* "Use margarine instead of butter"
* "Cut out oil to lose weight"
This is incorrect says North America's leading expert on fats and oils.
According to Udo Erasmus, author of "Fats that Heal Fats that Kill", these so-called "sensible dietary maxims" come not from the science of nutrition, but from the high-paid advertising executives in New York’s Madison Avenue in Madison Avenue's "war on fat" that is being waged to improve corporate profits, not health.
"The giant food makers know that low-fat foods have much longer shelf-lives than fatty foods", says Erasmus. "So they've hired high-powered advertisers to create "fat-phobia" in the minds of consumers - and they've succeeded."
According to Udo Erasmus, studies have proven that low-fat diets do not improve health. One recent study proved that people who switched from butter to margarine had twice as many heart attacks. "Fresh fats and oils are essential parts of a healthy diet," he says. "They should never be damaged or removed."
What has happened is that the "War on Fat" has stripped America's food supply of vital nutrients called "essential fatty acids -- triggering a variety of degenerative diseases including heart attacks, strokes, cancer, and diabetes .... Children's health is another casualty in the "war on fat". Children raised on diets without essential fatty acids are more likely to be sick - and they frequently manifest behavioural problems and learning disabilities."
How does the human species deal with all the psychological stresses of life and the emotional challenges that seem to be so predominant in our increasingly frenzied, financially dominated world?
The need to be healthy, whole and well resourced, with cohesive family and community ties, having inner balance at the core of our being, is an imperative.
Delaine’s training in re-evaluation counselling has prepared her for identifying patterns of behaviour which people often mistake for personality, and which are the culprits behind most depressions, addictions and even ways of coping with anger, grief and other emotional reactions that people can't control.
With increasing depression, anxiety disorders and suicide the need for compassion, conflict resolution, anger management and intelligent communication skills are essential to pull the strands of our family, society and ultimately our civilization into a more coherent whole.
Phone: Auckland 09 372 9082
Email: delaine (at) prophet.co.nz
Mitch Santell formerly of California USA is International Marketing Director Corelli Academic School of the Arts Browns Bay Auckland.
Mitch is also a media and branding expert and has been responsible for launching over 31 radio shows in the USA. Over one third of his clients end up with their own nationally syndicated show.
He is a big supporter of "collaborative business." Compassionate Capitalism as opposed to "Vulture Capitalism."
When not running his entertainment company he’s working with Diane Gatward to build a Transition Town in Torbay on the North Shore.
Listen to where the web is taking media, how children are learning and how we can make opportunity shape a positive future especially when listening do your deeper self.
From the archives: Jeanette Fitzsimons is one of New Zealand's most high-profile environmentalists and has been Co-leader of the Green Party since 1995.
For the last 12 years Jeanette has seen the Greens raise issues and points of view never before heard in parliamentary debate in this country. In many ways they have changed the law, and are starting to change hearts and minds. Eventually the paradigm will change.
"Being Green is certainly not about forcing your lifestyle onto others," says Jeanette. "It's showing how it is possible to live a rich, fulfilling lifestyle with less impact on nature."
From the archives: Jon Carapiet is national spokesperson for GE Free NZ (in food and environment); a market researcher and leading advocate for 'Brand New Zealand'; a writer, commentator and artist-photographer.
Jon has been a leader in the GE debate since 1998 and was inspired to get involved in the issue because of the wide-ranging implications of genetic engineering becoming commercialised around the world.
“My commercial experience helps give me a perspective on many of the Green issues that the business world is only now waking up to.” says Jon. “The potential for business to do harm or alternatively, be part of the solution is a key issue facing us all.”
Jon has drawn on his expertise in Branding to argue for an ‘ethical biotechnology and science strategy’ for New Zealand that respects community values, and the country’s international reputation.
“The Buy-Kiwi made campaign and keeping New Zealand’s food and environment GE-free are just two elements among many that can contribute to sustainable social and economic development for ‘brand New Zealand’. The Green Party is a voice for a middle-path that those who are purely money-driven and short-sighted must heed.”
From the archives: Dan Millman is the author of 13 books, including the International Bestseller, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, which was recently adapted into a major motion picture starring Nick Nolte. Dan's books have inspired millions of readers of all ages and from all walks of life in more than 29 languages worldwide.
As a former world champion gymnast, Stanford University coach, martial arts instructor and college professor, Dan now speaks globally redefining the meaning of success, speaking in areas such as life education, enhanced wellness, stress release, higher awareness and perspective.
Dan brings a practical, light-hearted approach to the challenges of everyday life at work and at home. By presenting practical ways to live with a peaceful heart and Warrior spirit.
Dan's keynotes, seminars and trainings have influenced leaders in the fields of business, finance, health, psychology, education, politics, entertainment, sports and the arts.
From the archives: Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber is a New Zealander of Native American Cherokee descent. She was born with highly developed clairvoyant and healing gifts and comes from a lineage of medicine men and woman.
A shaman and a seer, she is described in Maoridom by various highly respected kaumatua and traditional guardians or keepers of the old wisdom as being a ‘matatuhi - one who can read what is written in the wind’ and a ‘matakite, one who sees with the healing or the third eye.’
She has been specially chosen to carry the spirit connections and healing mantle for various ancient shamanic lineages. She was subsequently formally trained by indigenous elders from various countries including New Zealand in advanced shamanic healing practices.
From the archives: James Samuel of Waiheke island, is assisting in the coordination of a country wide movement called Transition Towns. James has been looking at the issue of localised sustainability within a small community.
What is a Transition Town?
Transition Town initiatives are bringing people together out of a desire to explore how we - and our communities - can respond to the twin challenges of climate change and peak oil. He states he doesn't have all the answers but believes the growing groups are very innovative and can create the required solutions.
Each transition group networks with people engaging in a coordinated range of projects designed to transition from high energy to low energy lifestyles in the most creative manner. Their aim is to re-localise our communities making them vibrant, resilient and truly sustainable.
Though not envisioned, this could also be key in emergencies, as in earthquakes volcanoes etc.
You can read James Samuel blog here; http://yesterdaysfuture.net
From the archives: Barbara Marx Hubbard is a visionary and the author of several books, including; Conscious Evolution, Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential.
Barbara issues a call to action for the current generation to fulfill its creative potential. Hubbard asserts that we must quickly become capable of wise and ethical guidance of evolution itself, if life on Earth is to survive.
You can get your copy of Conscious Evolution, Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential
Stunning new scientific discoveries about the biochemical effects of the brain’s functioning show that all the cells of your body are affected by your thoughts. Dr Bruce Lipton, a renowned cell biologist, describes the precise molecular pathways through which this occurs.
His research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, revealed that the environment, operating though the membrane, controlled the behavior and physiology of the cell, turning genes on and off. His discoveries, which run counter to the established scientific view that life is controlled by the genes, presaged one of today’s most important fields of study, the science of epigenetics.
With recommendations from Joseph Chilten Pearce the Author of Crack in the Cosmic Egg and the Magical Child, Karl Pribram Professor Emeritus, at Stanford, with his theory that memory may be stored in our brain as if in a hologram, and Ralph Abrahams, Ph.D professor of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz, Author of Foundations of Mechanics: Dynamics, the Geometry of Behavior and Chaos, Gaia, Eros. Who states...
“In this paradigm-busting book, Bruce Lipton delivers a TKO to Old Biology. With a left to Darwinian dogma and a right to allopathic medicine, he breaks out of the physicalist box into enlightenment on the mind/body (belief/biology) system. Must read, much fun.”
From Brisbane Australia, New Zealander Graeme Sait is an Author/Educator.
Graeme Sait, is the co-founder of Qld Company, Nutri-Tech Solutions (NTS), a recognised world leader in sustainable agriculture/horticulture. He is a sought after, global keynote speaker, plus the founder of Radiance, a 6 day Wellness Festival that attracts crowds in excess of 12,000. He has many years of researching health and wellbeing and the benefits of all the correct foods especially fats and oils to teas, herbal remedies plus soil health agricultural systems and biological farming etc.
Learn of the profound interdependence of soil microflora of bacteria and fungi that is crucial to plant growth, healthy soil (and sequesting Co2 from the atmosphere). Just like the micro flora in our gut and digestive system, when we are free of chemical additives, everything flourishes and comes back into balance.
Graeme will be in Auckland on Friday the 27th at Earthsong in Waitakere and on Waiheke Island, Saturday the 28th sharing with us his extensive knowledge on the link between soil, health and nutrition.
This week we interview Susie Newborn, a founding member of Greenpeace when activism was pioneering ecological action. She signed the cheque that bought the boat which became the Rainbow Warrior and was the person who gave the boat this name.
Involved in saving whales and harp seals she was on the Rainbow Warrior that was captured by the Spaniards but stealthily escaped causing the admiral of the Spanish fleet to resign.
Susie is a human ecologist of green, social and artistic action and also a mother. Originally from the UK,Susie Newborn now resides on Waiheke Island.
Involved today in films, social justice and eco housing, listen to someone who has lived her life to the full and is still very much involved in community and life.