Sometimes it’s nice to take a break, and if possible, get creative.
Being and playing in nature is especially soothing and healing, and usually offers a variety of non-toxic materials to express our creativity with.
For some of us, getting away isn’t always an option, so here are a couple of videos to provide some much needed respite and perhaps some inspiration too.
and a jazzy little clip here:
I hope you enjoy this little break as much as I did.
Check out his website for more: http://www.gravityglue.com/
The evidence (and casualties) are piling up
– Articles about the neurotoxic pandemic
– From Harvard… on Everyday Toxic Trespass
– Powerful article about perfumes for children
– Pesticides in flea collars harm children too
– Important news about ALL pesticides
– Someday there will be less toxic clothing
– Driveway sealants are bad for Your health
– Doctors can’t be counted on to help treat oil related illnesses
– Illnesses linked to toxic chemicals increase health care costs
– Chemically injured woman has to sleep in a tent
– Some Things We Can Do
Why do we need much better laws and regulations to protect us and future generations? Have a look at the following articles:
Posted in Air Quality, Brain, Child Health, Environmental Health, Fragrance, Neurotoxicity, Pesticides, Toxic Trespass
Tagged asthma, autism, cancer, Chemicals, chemicals in clothing, end ecocide, fragrance chemicals, hazardous air pollutants, health care access for people with MCS/ES, MCS housing, mind the store, news, Research, toxic chemicals
I’m sharing a lot of videos about food lately, as what we put in our mouths, chew and swallow is something we have more control over than many other things in life. If a healthy life is the goal, then nourishing food is required, but not all food is created the same. Hopefully these videos inspire you to examine what you eat, where it comes from and how, and also help you choose foods that are the most nourishing for yourself, your family, and the earth that supports us.
Here is an excellent short video introducing true cost accounting for food
More from the THE LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY:
Posted in Environment, Environmental Health, Food, Health
Tagged chicken, costs, eggs, Food, food production, future, sustainability, video
I was very happy to finally find organic chick pea flour in Ontario, after looking for years, since every now and again, I want something like pizza and pie!
Gluten free, organic pizza and pie
This recipe was originally just a pan bread recipe with rosemary, so if you wish, you can keep it plain and bake it for the full 30 minutes without adding any toppings!
The crust is more like a cookie or pie crust than a pizza crust, but that doesn’t bother me in the least!
My toppings have consisted mostly of cooked mashed squash or sweet potato and / or greens like zucchini, spinach or chard because tomatoes don’t agree with me. Sometimes I mix in or top with crumbled goat cheese, but I can’t have cheese nearly as often as I’d like or I risk sensitizing to it again, so I must practice restraint.
If you can eat tomatoes and regular cheeses, but just have to avoid gluten, you can go that route too.
Here’s the recipe for the crust
While we are on the subject of food…
If you are still eating fish, especially salmon, then you need to know this:
What’s in farmed salmon?
Diets of pregnant women contain harmful, hidden toxins
Know the Difference:
“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
~ Albert Einstein
We have another video to help demystify modern food, this one is about chicken.
Do you eat chicken that isn’t certified organic?
If you do, or if you think the inspection system ensures that what you eat is safe, then please take 2 minutes to watch:
Then visit Food & Water Watch for details and how you can make a difference.
There’s a great new series of videos about the marketing of “natural”.
Have a look:
Here is yet another way petro-chemical and wireless pollutants and policies create barriers to access, barriers that personal actions and responsibility alone cannot overcome…
Background: Michellina wrote about her masked experiences on her blog The-Labyrynth, which inspired Colleen to write about her mask breakthrough on her blog Life in the City with a Future, which inspired me to share her link and post on the subject here, which then inspired Suki to chime in here adding her experiences, as well as a link to some really great resources from from The (US) National Center for Independent Living on environmental health barriers to access, which links back here to one of my posts! And here’s an example of just how prevalent fragrance chemicals are.
And then… my friend Melody posted this photo, which brings up another issue:
How can we have access to our money when wearing disability related “accessories”?
What about the masks we wear to breathe? Or the hats and scarves we wear to keep some of the fragrance chemicals off of our hair? Or the special fabric head-coverings to protect from wireless radiation? These are necessary “accessories” which prevent further disability, and allow some of us to lead somewhat more normal lives, kind of like what wheelchairs are for people who can’t walk.
Do they have these signs (and policies) everywhere now?
How do you manage?
Posted in Accessibility, Disability, Environmental Health, Environmental Sensitivities, Human Rights
Tagged banking, barriers, EHS, fragrance chemicals, Human Rights, IAQ, masks, MCS, money, resources for people with MCS, respirators and masks
Many of us have been waiting for action for decades, let’s hope that this is the project that finally makes it happen. It has been a long time coming…
‘RECOGNITION, INCLUSION AND EQUITY – THE TIME IS NOW: PERSPECTIVES OF ONTARIANS LIVING WITH ES/MCS, ME/CFS AND FM’
From Varda Burstyn:
At long last, I am writing to let you know about four new groundbreaking reports – products of a 5-year initiative that I and colleagues began in 2008 – that present exciting new research on the three environmentally linked conditions of ES/MCS, ME/CFS and FM, and that develop a wonderful new model of care and support for those living with the conditions in Ontario.
Posted in Environmental Health, Environmental Sensitivities, Health Care, Human Rights, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Policy, Public Health
Tagged accessibility, CFS/ME, children, EHS, environmental health, fibromyalgia, FM, health, healthcare, MCS, MCS/ES, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Ontario, petrochemicals, sensitive to pollution, Varda Burstyn, wi-fi