Raw Goat Milk, Meet Natural Soap.

In case you missed the news, the main target of the industrialized dairy cartel, well-produced raw milk, has recently been exonerated and judged safe by the most rigorous of scientific standards. In other words, milk that comes straight from a healthy cow, handled in a safe manner isn’t the evil threat to human health that health departments claim. In fact, many say raw milk is better than industrial milk resulting from mass production that alters the natural makeup of dairy.

The term “raw milk,” refers to milk enjoyed right as it came out of the cow. In most of the world, raw milk is the only kind of milk that people drink. It may sound surprising to some,…

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Natural Companions for Summer Fun

After a tenacious winter and tedious spring we’ve entered the Dog Days of summer, so named because Sirius, the dog star, reappears in the eastern sky during late summer. Ancient Romans credited Sirius with the heat of July and August. For modern Americans, the warmer days mean vacations, gardening, weekend outings take us into the grand embrace of nature. It also means we encounter the full gamut of what nature has to offer in deep summer. As far as challenges, that includes sunburn, insects, poison plants and the like. Nature also provides help for those trying times.

Sunburn solutions. Sunburn can be a real problem when intense solar radiation sears our skin. It’s not only uncomfortable but can…

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News You Can Use: July, 2013

Another compilation of the news.

The Good

GMO Claims Debunked and Exposed — Two major claims and justifications by proponents of genetically engineered seeds and foods are: 1) GMOs lower the need to use chemical pesticides; and 2) GMO crops are needed to feed the world. There are many other spurious claims about GMOs but we hear those two all the time. Well, turns out both are falsehoods. (Who’d a thought?) A new study released by Food & Water Watch finds the goal of reduced chemical use isn’t true. In fact, according to the USDA and EPA data used in the report, the use of genetically engineered crops has increased herbicide use over the past 9 years…

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Every Golf Shot is a Miracle

The mind is an amazing tool. It’s the functional interface between thought and action. Or as quantum theorist David Bohm described, between the implicate order and the explicate. Mind is the seat of power where the Law of Cause and Effect rules. We see examples of the power of mind every day but unfortunately we often mistake analytical prowess as superior to unconscious direction.

Our conscious mind is a rational, data-driven device capable of some pretty impressive tricks. It can assess data and spit out a potential outcome. It can add numbers, enumerate and alphabetize, put things in a quantitative order. And it never hesitates to tell us what it thinks. The reality is, my laptop can do…

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Planet Power - July 4, 2013

Why does the season of the Sun (summer) start with the sign ruled by the Moon? Party like the patriotic dogs you are, and then wake up on Moonday the 8th, clean up the mess and put it all back together. It’ll be a crazy week, with the New Moon on the 8th conjunct a retrograde Mercury. It’ll be time to pick up the pieces of your puzzle and go home. 
—MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

CANCER (6.20-7.21)  This is your weekend, leading up to an early Moonday morning New Moon in your sign, conjunct Mercury in retrograde. Wake up with the Sun and Moon, look beneath the illusion and know who you are, what you can accomplish, and what you’re…

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Only in America

We celebrate our nation’s independence each July 4. Independence is good when it means freedom from bad stuff. In 2013, however, there are some areas where we shouldn’t be so cocksure. Perhaps we took freedom too far. It gave us the right to make bad choices. There are some things we allow in the United States that are banned in Europe and other countries.

Bad stuff banned in Europe (and other parts of the world) but okay in the U.S. of A.

GMOs Start the list with a modern threat. Most European (and Japan) nations don’t want anything to do with genetically modified organisms in food or elsewhere. In the United States we allow GMOs everywhere, without…

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Is Stupidity a Disease?

Last week the American Medical Association trotted out its wipey board and wrote the word “obesity” under the heading of “AMA Officially Recognized Diseases.” It’s an indication of how disengaged the AMA is from the reality of healthcare or caring about your health.

The performance of American medicine is at an all-time low while costs are at an all-time high. With outrageously and randomly assigned healthcare pricing, less-than-optimum treatment outcomes, Big Pharma’s record profits and price gouging, embarrassing rankings in healthcare assessments and disturbing Government complicity, American medicine is in need of triage. And a leading actor in that dysfunction is the AMA.

By adding obesity to its list of official diseases, the AMA opens the door…

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Attention to detail

If not for Sam Burtch, the most dramatic play of this Nebraska football season might never have happened.

If not for Burtch, Ron Kellogg III...

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Sack leader

As David Santos remembers it, Connor Cook was rolling out and he was pursuing the Michigan State quarterback when Nebraska teammate Randy Gregory...

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Accepting the challenge


Michigan State is next up for the Nebraska football team.

And the task is daunting.

The Spartans are a “tough team,” said Tommy Armstrong Jr.

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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s be nice to each other and cultivate warm thoughts. You are what you think…
—MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

i SAGITTARIUS...

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Planet Power: Nov. 14 - 20, 2013

This issue marks my 17th year here at The “READER.” Thanks to John, Eric, my beloved Carrie, et al., for all your help, encouragement and...

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Planet Power: November 7 - 13, 2013

The new Aquarian-Age astrology is/will be ruled by the planet Uranus (yeah, I’ve heard that joke before). Traditional astrology, prior to the...

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Planet Power: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2013

Happy Halloween! Let your subconscious desires flow as the twilight fades into the black of the night of the year. Don’t fear the night. You have...

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Turn Out the Lights, or the Party’s Over

Lists are popular this time of year. Let’s persist. One thing prompted consideration of the types of pollution we endure as we traipse through our...

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What’s in Store for Two-Oh-One-Four

Glow, little glowworm. Ft. Calhoun nuclear reactor turned 40 in August of 2013. Plagued by a plethora of dangerous malfunctions, it looked like it...

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Wha’ Happened!?

 

That was it? That was 2013? Whew! Well, let’s hope hindsight, being 20/20, converts to foresight with similar acuity in 2014. Find links to all...

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Thanks and No Thanks

“Gratitude is an attitude,” the aphorism goes and there is a lot to recommend a cheery outlook on life. Evidence predicts that a positive attitude...

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