Category Archives: Gardening

The REAL White Devil

The first I heard of the big ag – FDA – medical industry – pharmaceutical industry merry-go-round was when I read a book by the Ralph Nader group: A Chemical Feast. The book called them “bedfellows”: “Scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.” Think about it. Still true today.

“The Real White Devil” is a mini-documentary about the evolution of the American diet, particularly focusing on the last fifty years, detailing the rise of added sugars and processed foods, the correlation between the introduction and widespread use of high fructose corn syrup alongside rising rates of obesity, the dangers of too much fructose in the diet, and finally, asking the question: who is benefitting from the obesity epidemic?

Sugar: The Bitter Truth is a fantastic lecture by Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, in which he explores the damage caused by sugary foods. I definitely recommend you watch it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnni…

Check out the full transcript of this video and source list on my WEBSITE: https://www.reallygraceful.com/rg-blo…

Better brain health

Chocolate reduces stress. Fish stimulates the brain. Is there any truth to such popular beliefs? The findings of researchers around the world say yes: It appears we really are what we eat.

A study in a British prison found that inmates who took vitamin supplements were less prone to violent behavior. And in Germany, a psychologist at the University of Lübeck has shown that social behavior is influenced by the ingredients consumed at breakfast. But what really happens in the brain when we opt for honey instead of jam, and fish rather than sausage? Scientists around the world are trying to find out.

Neuro-nutrition is the name of an interdisciplinary research field that investigates the impact of nutrition on brain health. Experiments on rats and flies offer new insight into the effects of our eating habits. When laboratory rats are fed a diet of junk food, the result is not just obesity. The menu also has a direct influence on their memory performance.

The role of the intestinal flora has been known for some time, but scientists are currently discovering other relationships. So-called “brain food” for example: The Mediterranean diet that’s based on vegetables and fish is said to provide the best nutrition for small grey cells. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish, for example, protect the nerve cells and are indispensable for the development of the brain – because the brain is also what it eats!

If this topic interests you, you might enjoy this book: Food and Behavior by Barbara Reed Stitt; it was published in 1997 but it’s still the best I’ve found on the subject of foods and moods. Foods are drugs.

Let food be your medicine. ~ Hippocrates

What’s fear got to do, got to do with it? Mental, emotional & physical health, that is!

“Fear and sickness are identical.”
– Mary Baker Eddy

“All healing is essentially
the release from fear.”
– A Course In Miracles

  • Don’t let fear throw you around… stand your ground. Research and inform yourself but don’t let the information drag you down. Feed your happiness rather than fear.
  • Remember the times you felt the best and dwell on the feelings you had during those times. Remember those who loved you best and recall them all, with affection and appreciation. Feel the feelings you had in your best moments and extend them from “then” into the “now”. Let them flow through you, feed you, love you in this instant… in this breath, and the next and the next. Take time each day to do this in a concentrated way.
  • Feed your immune system rather than your taste buds. Read labels. Avoid refined sugar, refined salt, refined flours. Eat real food – fruits and vegetables, preferably organically grown. Drink water that has no chlorine or fluoride in it. You will be miles ahead of the ordinary SAD (Standard American Diet) and you’ll be healthier than ever.
  • Put a seed in the ground and water it according to its needs. Speak nicely to it and encourage it to grow. Build a square-foot raised bed garden – start small and add onto it through the years. Emphasize plants that are native to your area. Dark green leafy vegetables give the biggest return on investment and some will even grow through the snowy months.
  • Sunshine (in wise doses) purifies and blesses the body. Did you know that for your grandmothers (or maybe your great-grandmothers?), the sun was a clothes dryer? Clothes smelled good naturally in those days due to their time in the sun – no need for chemical scents. Sunshine kills germs. Even when it’s cold, bundle up and spend time outside; clouds don’t block the sun’s healing rays.
  • If you feel your diet is deficient in the following substances, dose up on them: Vitamins A, C, D3 and zinc… but again, use wisdom even with natural substances. Zinc in excess, for instance, may create symptoms that mimic the flu. You will probably get enough zinc if you eat meat, chicken, seafood, or a variety of beans (including cacao or cocoa), peas, lentils, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
  • Avoid modern technology and chemicals wherever you can. Some say there is no virus, but that the symptoms of COVID-19 are caused by 5G. Some say that vaccines can cause the disease they are meant to prevent.
  • Sleep well. Invite your guardian angels to snuggle up with you and wrap you in the pure unconditional Love of God. Invite happy dreams. And remember that “Laughter is the best medicine.” Watch videos and movies and read books that trigger your funny bone and make you laugh deeply from your gut – not those with canned laugh tracks.
  • Set mental boundaries with those things you do not want in your life: “I DO NOT CONSENT to …” and fill in the blank with what you don’t want – pain, sorrow, anger, boredom, fear, terror, boredom. Another way to say it is, “NO ONE has MY permission to…” and again, fill in the blank with harm or damage or endanger or to destroy…” and so on.  Take back your life. This works whether you say it aloud or silently.

Please contribute your own health hints in the comments section of this post. Just click on the title so the post is on its own page. Then click on “Leave a Comment” under the title and write what you wish. Thank You!!!

How to keep pests out of your garden & more…

Did you know that ALL food used to be grown organically and that it was only after WWII that they used toxic chemicals on our foods? They had leftover chemicals from the war and they decided to use them on our food supply.

I prefer to not eat chemicals in my food, so I have a little garden and I encourage you too to have a garden of your own where you can grow organic food.

James Prigioni, is SO capable and helpful. His garden is SO productive. And his carrot-eating dog is SO cute. See other videos on his channel page.

This is a very helpful idea too, for those times when the weather gets COLD – a hinged hoophouse for raised beds…

His tutorial on square-foot gardening:

 

Moringa Documentary – the ‘miracle’ tree (17 minutes)

All greens are good for you. Moringa is especially good for you.

The Moringa Documentary from the Discovery Channel shared here for educational purposes. Visit https://www.kindearth.net/the-health-… for the health benefits of moringa. This tree is possibly the most nutrient-rich plant-based food in the world. This documentary looks at the incredible benefits of this fascinating tree.

Recipes for Moringa Energy Balls can be found at https://www.kindearth.net/moringa-energy-balls-3-ways/

How to sprout the seeds, grow and prune the  tree, harvest and dry the leaves (100 degrees F):

Want to be truly healthy? Let food be your medicine

A surprising number and variety of physical problems and diseases can be caused by the problem of foods that are acid-producing after digestion. Today the vast majority of the populace in industrialized nations suffers from problems caused by the stress of acidosis, because both modern lifestyle and diet promote acidification of the body’s internal environment.

The current typical Western diet is largely composed of acid-forming foods (proteins, cereals, sugars). Alkaline-producing foods such as vegetables are eaten in much smaller quantities. Stimulants like tobacco, coffee, tea, and alcohol are also extremely acidifying. Stress, and physical activity (both insufficient or excessive amounts) also cause acidification.

Many foods are alkaline-producing or neutral by nature, but manufactured processed foods are mostly acid-producing and these are the ones most heavily advertised in the media, and filling the shelves of supermarkets. The whole issue is denigrated as pseudo-science by many in the medical establishment – for more information, download and read this excerpt from Naturally Good Magazine, The Relationship between Body PH and Disease – or download this more formal scientific paper about the role of alkaline/acidic balance in chronic disease and detoxification…

Read more and download the fascinating charts at https://trans4mind.com/nutrition/pH.html

It’s AMAZING How SIMPLE This Makes GARDENING

Start small. Sprout some mung beans or lentils in a quart jar (1/3 cup dry beans)… and be inspired by these people who are encouraging you to grow your own food and thereby grow yourself in the process…

“Knowing that growing your own food is one of the most IMPORTANT and empowering things you can do, and its vitally important for us to get the young bright minds into this.”

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