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Fermentation (its not just for mead or beer)

Fermentation is defined by Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary as an enzymically controlled transformation of an organic compound. Well, that was helpful. Not. In American culture we most often think of fermentation in relation to alcoholic beverages, but any food … Continue reading

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Eating Ethics

This was an essay written for a New York Times Essay contest, the question being, “Why is eating meat ethical?” Not eating meat is a denial of death. Death is a part of life. It is the cycle that is … Continue reading

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The “Health” in Healthcare

This week, SCOTUS listened to arguments about the constitutional validity of Obamacare. However one feels about this piece of legislation, everyone does seem to agree that there were major problems with the system. One of the conversations I had this … Continue reading

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Advancing, Not Retreating

In his blog post Retreat and/or Advance by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus says While spiritual practice is ultimately meant to be integrative, I wonder if this so-common-it’s-ignored notion that spiritual practice does take place separately from the “everyday,” the “mundane,” … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Vegan

As a holistic health counselor, I cannot condone the practice of veganism. But as a spiritual person, I have no problem with this way of eating. In case any of my readers has been living under a rock, vegans do … Continue reading

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7 Billion

Recently the human population passed the 7 billion mark. When I was in high school I took a class with the alarming title of World Problems. The primary learning tool was a branching diagram we would create as a class … Continue reading

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Food is Political Keystone

I find that I know people whom I don’t like much when it comes to politics. This is not because I don’t agree with their political views on a given subject. I am a socially liberal environmentalist, who owns guns, … Continue reading

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