Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Weston A. Price Foundation

I'd like to introduce you to a fabulous website filled with loads of interesting, highly useful information for everyone, it covers a wide range of topics and is definitely one of my favourites.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Something a little lighter - a recipe!!

Okay here's a recipe I like to share, it's not gluten free unfortunately, (I will endeavour to add a few gluten free recipes very soon), it is, however, free of sugar and designed to curb those sugar cravings we all get every now and then.

Tahini Cocoa Balls

1 Cup Soaked Oats (12 hours soaking)
10 Soaked dates (short time only)
½ Cup Raisins
1/2 - 3/4 Cup Tahini
¼ Cup carob or Cocoa powder
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 – 3 Tsp Honey (optional)
Desiccated coconut

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor and place in the fridge for up to 1 hour after blending to let set.
Once set roll into balls and then roll in coconut

Store in fridge to keep firm and enjoy!

Friday, July 24, 2009

The rise of Autism

Autism is on the rise and rise and rise, but why?

Controversy surrounds the debate on Autism, but something is sure happening to our children - is it genetics, is it the increased administration of multiple vaccinations or is it our persistent use of products that contain chemicals? And why is it much more prevalent in boys rather than girls?

In Australia, on average, 1 child in every 160 aged between 6 - 12 years in on the Autism Spectrum disorder. (See Report - "The Prevalence of Autism in Australia" link - http://autismaus.com.au/uploads/pdfs/PrevalenceReport.pdf )

In 2005, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) admitted that autism is an epidemic, with a spike of 1,500% in the last 20 years! This would seemingly eliminate the genetics debate, as a genetic mutation can only be passed from one generation directly to the next.

Here's an article on Autism that you may be interested in - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harvey-karp/cracking-the-autism-riddl_b_221202.html

Another reason for the spike in Autism may be due to Vaccinations - http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/10/magazine/the-not-so-crackpot-autism-theory.html?pagewanted=all

I'd like to recommend 2 books to you, if the above topics are of interest to you -
"Healing the New Childhood Epidemics" By Kenneth Bock, M.D.
"Changing The Course Of Autism" by Dr. Bryan Jepson

And also 2 great websites with further information or treatment options -

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The disappearing Male - a documentary

Please take the time to have a look at a documentary called "The disappearing Male" it's free to watch online, was produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and runs for approximately 45 minutes. The link is ~ http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7530701744597358451# ~

This is something that is very close to my heart, having a little boy. But I definitely feel it is something that we ALL need to be aware of. The effect chemicals have on us on a day to day basis is just staggering, again I'd like to draw your attention to a previous blog of mine called "Slow death by plastic", it's all related and all very scary.