For many, the macro scale of our planetary challenges are too immense, yet when we chunk things down to a micro level, and work locally we can feel very empowered, especially when functioning together growing our own sustenance out of our own back yard. Eg. ooooby.ning.com
We benefit by eating far more healthily, gain knowledge of nature and about growing things, learn new recipes, become physically fit, share with our neighbors and kin and in particular, cooperate together.
Listen to how, a good keen couple have teamed up with others to negotiate a way of obtaining urban land, pioneering and gardening it in such a way that as a working model, it can be easily replicated.
When we have the will to communicate our needs, it is quite possible that across the city and urban environment, community gardens can spring up like mushrooms.
Darren Millington of Urban Abundance & Megan Beard of Whole Health Hinemoa; growing localised gardens.
"All hands on deck, it's action stations yet again" as pirates and whalers invade Australian and Antarctic territorial waters to kill more whales!
Every year now we learn of the dreaded Summer Season hunt by Japanese whalers of the innocent whales of the Antarctic waters. When will this nightmare end for us and the whales of the world?
Listen to the alarm bells ringing through out the Sea Shepherd fleet, as they race to the aid of all whales - to head off the whalers who have no apparent conscience and consciousness of sentience.
With the Rudd Government and musician now Environmental Cabinet Minister,Peter Garrett prevaricating around promises they made on sending a naval ship down South to support the whales, we need statesmanship, courage and action now!
Fortunately, NZ is sending its Earth Race boat to head off the whalers and assist the "Steve Irwin."www.earthrace.net
So let's be supportive and rally around our kin the whales and send a unanimous message that a conscious civilisation has to honour the sentience of such magnificent beings as cetaceans.
Also: Learn about The Cove, the DVD which documents the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.
And send a strong message to Foreign Minister Murry McCully to take action firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynda Wharton is a registered Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist and Naturopath, with her own holistic woman's health clinic, on Auckland's Northshore.
Lynda is well known as a health researcher, columnist and author. She is a regular columnist for Mindfood magazine, Fitness Life and Australian Nature and health.
Lynda's most recent book, “Wellbeing”, published by Harper Collins, is an essential addition to every woman's library. It’s 400 pages cover many aspects of female health and wellbeing from a holistic perspective. 100 pages are devoted to the subject of breast cancer prevention … a subject that Lynda is passionate about.
The imperative for all of us, is to rapidly come into an understanding that there are other ways to combat the pharmaceutical barrage of drugs to medicate us when suffering from dis-ease and illness. That prevention via natural modalities is available and that when we consciously make choices as to how we treat our bodily temple, we empower ourselves to see ourselves in a renewed radiant self-reflective light.
This is the 1st comprehensive web based directory for ‘alternative health’ across Auckland. Assisting people seeking a specific health modality as well as for qualified health practitioners to come under one umbrella, where all concerned can obtain the benefits of an easy to access web directory. This is the index that we have been waiting for.
Just choose what modality or need that you require, then select your suburb, click search and up will come the closest practitioner to where you reside.
Then click on that practitioners name and it will instantly direct you to their home page where you may either read, (hear and or watch a video) of what the practitioner does, their specific methods, case histories, recommendations etc.
There are also articles on health, news, updates as well as a calendar of events.
The need for a web based directory to alternative, holistic, preventative and natural medicines can propel Aucklanders and New Zealanders into a realm of really honouring their body, by making sure it is sustained in the most comprehensive way possible.
Remember, … “You are all you have got.” And the requirement to cherish this 3 dimensional vehicle of 50 trillion + cells is an imperative if we wish to negotiate the road to health and success. And this includes a healthy, freed up non-toxic mind as well as a pure and vibrant spirit.
Matty was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at age 5 after being ill for two years.
At age 12 he was told if he did not have his bowel removed and replaced with a colostomy bag he would have cancer by age 19 and not live to see 30. Today he is 35 and is a picture of health. This is his story.
By eating raw foods which includes grass and virtually every thing like weeds that we find growing in our back lawn, such as clover, kikuyu, puha, plantains, dock, dandelion etc he was able to cure his disability.
What Matt also found is that the wider the spectrum of leafy greens we eat, the greater the protection from being burnt by the sun. And that humanity maybe being affected by sunburn, because of excessive intake of mass produced, heated, powdered, packaged and tinned foods etc when nature outside gives us phyto-foods to sustain us and enable us to remain protected from the suns ultra violet light among 'many other things.'
Matt who is also a top NZ animation artist, working with Warner Brothers and trained by one of Disney's top animators is a co-founder of Animator Inc, his own animation company, and has recently completed and directed an independent film called " Real N Raw" about reclaiming your health using simple and easy to access solutions.
Listen to how other peoples globally have actively lived to very old ages, by eating raw foods, close to the land, on their own doorstep.