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Choose Wellness -- June/09
June 09, 2009
Greetings all

...and a very big Welcome to new friends.

Here it is mid-year again - and our memories are flooding back as it's just 12 months since we took off on our great adventure to the UK. I've been putting together a few little videos about our trip (it's taken me a long time to get around to it!) and you can see them at Canal Holiday and at Llangollen Canal


Dr Maarten Stapper - Australian Story

Here in Australia our ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) presents an excellent program 'Australian Story' which showcases various Australians and "aims to present a varied and contrasting picture of contemporary Australia and Australians from many different perspectives and to contribute to the wider spectrum of coverage of issues and individuals."

Last week's program featured Dr Maarten Stapper, a man with some fascinating ideas on how to manage our land better.

He is, in his own words 'a stubborn Dutchman' who has paid a high price for promoting a greener, cleaner way to grow food. He worked for many years as a CSIRO scientist and he left when it became clear that his views on biological farming were incompatible with those of his employer.

Today, he travels the country to educate farmers on how to use fewer chemicals in their soil and on their crops.

Maarten is passionate about discovering and using the power of nature in food production systems Ė and the connections between soil biology, soil health, and the overall functioning of agro-ecosystems, and sees many opportunities for Australian agriculture to reverse soil degradation and regenerate soils.

Dr Stapper believes that the soil is the real key to our life on planet Earth. The soil provides us with the living plants that give us our food and that soil has been decimated over the last decades.

Right from the start, Dr Stapper questioned the genetic modification of food and the policy of CSIRO in going down that path. Because the policy of the CSIRO plant industry was completely on the track of genetic modification, all funding went in that direction. He questioned that system because he believed it all must start with the soil - genes don't make the crop better....it's the soil that make the difference.

You can see the full episode of Australian Story, as well as more information and another video by clicking the link.


For optimal health, read food labels and avoid foods containing additives such as: artificial colors, nitrates, sulfites, MSG, food preservatives, synthetic flavors, food waxes and genetically modified foods.



You might remember in a couple of previous Newsletters (May08 and Aug08) I included a report, "Monsanto's Harvest of Fear", and other information about the push for genetically modified crops. If you didn't read it then, suggest you do so now.

You can find back issues here.

.. and click here to read why many Doctors are now telling us to avoid genetically modified food.

I think it is all very scary and I fear for future generations unless we change the direction in which we are heading.

If you want to learn more about making your garden 'organic' this could be a really good investment for you. Click Here!


How to Survive a Heart Attack

This Could Save Your life!

A Heart attack can happen to anyone, at any age.

Would you know what to do if you felt the symptoms and were alone.

It only takes about 10 seconds to lose consciousness if your heart is beating irregularly and you are starting to feel faint.

HERE IS WHAT TO DO

FIRST - DO NOT PANIC

Start coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.

Take a deep breath before each cough. The cough must be deep and prolonged as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

Repeat this breath and cough every two seconds without let-up until the heart is felt to be beating normally again - or help arrives.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and the coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. This may just help to keep you alive to get you to the hospital

(Thanks Ruth for sending this info.)


Now thanks to Ed and his Everyday Wisdom Newsletter here are a few dieting tips?
  • If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories.
  • When you eat with someone else, calories donít count if you donít eat more than they do.
  • Food used for medicinal purposes NEVER counts, such as hot chocolate, brandy, toast and Sara Lee Cheesecake.
  • If you fatten up everyone else around you, then you look thinner.
  • Cookie pieces contain no calories ó the process of breaking causes calorie leakage.
  • Anything consumed while standing over the kitchen sink, has no calories.

Seriously though, if you are wanting to lose weight, you couldn't do better for your health than following the OsoLean Plan


Remember that I love to receive your questions, comments or requests so please contact me if you have anything you'd like to contribute or any questions.

Until then keep well and remember

'healthy cells = healthy bodies'

Jane

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