Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Max Keiser: The Keiser's Business Guide to 2010

Tomorrow, 20:00 on BBC Radio 5 live

Join the Mystic Meg of money, Max Keiser, as he and his guests get to grips with the recession and predict the big events of 2010. Max is joined by panelists including comedian Andy Zaltzman and Professor Steve Keen - one of a handful of economists who saw the global recession coming. Together with politicians and financial experts, they take a look at the extraordinary events of the last year and make their predictions about what could happen in the coming twelve months.

Ex stockbroker and journalist Max Keiser is informed, irreverent, off beat and entertaining. His views have made him a hit whenever he's appeared on BBC Radio 5 live. And now the man who got it right about the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the breakdown of Iceland's economy, and the collapse of the sub prime mortgage market, gives his take on 2010.

Max can't promise to get everything right, but he can guarantee a unique take on the global recession and who is to blame for the mess the financial system is in. Let Max guide you through the markets, banks, regulation, the debt, jobs, mortgages, savings, the politics and what it means to you.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Anti-Cancer Salad

Anti-Cancer Asparagus

Anti-Cancer Raw Milk Kefir Cheese/Quark (uncooked casein) with garlic, cilantro, onion, sea salt and cayenne pepper.

I will blog soon about how living (uncooked) and fermented Anti-Cancer Kefir, made from organic raw (unpasturized) milk, can be separated into cheese/quark/casein (prevents the breakdown of muscle, may help prevent cancer, is used in the Budwig Diet to treat cancer and induces myelopoiesis) and whey (builds muscle and strong bones, and may help prevent and treat cancer) and how each milk protein can be used safely in an Anti-Cancer diet:
Whey protein is included in the daily menu of all advanced or metastatic cancer patients. When treating cancers that are stable or have regressed in size, patients then have the option of including other protein foods at their breakfast meals such as cottage cheese (casein), yogurt, or soy foods.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Faux Painting: Zebra Print Floorcloth

Zebra print floorcloth that I just finished painting with black faux felt pinking edge (made with heavy-duty faux leather for durability).

This one is now available at Pia Sjolin Design in Canton, CT.
Or you may custom order one in any size or shape from me directly.

All floorcloths are hand-painted on doubel primed heavy-weight canvas using water-based paints and three coats of water-based polyurethane. They are finished with a coat of wax for added protection.

Perfect in front of the kitchen sink or under high-chairs, for easy clean up of spills.

I have one friend who is ordering one to put under her African Gray's bird cage. I think that is a great idea!

I will post more designs as I complete them. I am working on a Safari series right now. My intention is to create exotic and organic designs that will look even better with age and wear. I am inspired by African and tribal art and also, the glazed concrete floors at Whole Foods Markets.

Larger floorcloths can be made for use under dining room or dinette tables and smaller ones for under pet bowls.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Livin' Live at Alchemy: December Events

Mmmm . . . (raw) Mexican Platter at Alchemy Juice Bar

RAW FOOD BASICS: 3 week series with Imani & John starts this THURSDAY, DEC 3, 10 & 17th
Cost: only $99, great gift idea!
Please pre-register:
Join us for an entertaining and enlivening evening of raw food dun. Learn the health benefits of incorporating more living food into your diet, time saving tips, tasty & EASY recipes take home!

HANDS-ON CLASS: The Benefits of Raw Dairy Fermentation with Dana Herbert Tuesday, December 15th at 7 pm.
Cost: $30 co-op member, $35 non-member.
Please pre-register:
Come find the health benefits of raw milk and kefir and how they can be used in the Budwig Diet, which is an anti-cancer diet created by a doctor who won the Nobel prize, Johanna Budwig. Each participant will learn how to make kefir cheese or quark and sample some kefir. Pre-registered participants will leave with kefir starter as well as a list of all the farms in CT that sell raw milk.

INTERNAL AWARENESS with John & Imani, Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009 @ 7pm.
We will cover the basics of the digestive/elimination system and how to detoxify based on the techniques implemented at Hippocrates. We will cover the proper use of enemas and wheatgrass implants as well as answer questions for the upcoming Holiday Detox program.

RAW FOOD POTLUCKS starting Friday, Dec 11th @ 6pm!
Join us for the first of our ongoing weekly potlucks & Friday Free Film series. Bring a raw, vegan, organic dish to share with the community (serving 6-8 people) and stay for our weekly Free Film Series featuring informational and inspirational documentary films starting @ 7pm. Bring a friend & share the fun!
Dec 11th film: Raw for 30 Days
Dec 18th film: Food Matters

Holiday Detox Special! Join Imani, John & friends for a special FIVE day personalized detox program - designed perfect just for you! Five day program includes daily yoga & meditation, infrared sauna, biomat, detox treatments, ear coning, instructional neti pot use, informational lectures rom the Hippocrates Health Institute, additional health related films and community.

Program Cost $250 for 5 days plus expenses for your personalized food/fasting program. Want to eat all raw, juice feast, water fast or any combination? We can make it work for you! Nutritionist Julia Whittier will help you design your perfect program & prepare you the week prior. Joining us is Kristy offering a variety of treatments such as body scrubs, foot baths, castor oil paks & facials as well as the DETOX DIVA herself (and dear friend), Ami Beach who will be offering RIFE energy treatments, a host of other goodies as well as a participant discount off any colonic from the Colonic Institute of West Hartford. For a more detailed itinerary and cost breakdown for nutrition options, email

A week @ Hippocrates in West Palm Beach Florida costs around $3,000 without airfare. Imagine getting a taste of that right here in CT at a price you can afford! You have to start the journey somewhere!


Alchemy Juice Bar Cafe & Wellness Center
and The Growing Green Co-op
197-203 New Britain Ave in Hartford, CT
next to Trinity College

Monday, November 23, 2009

Art Openings: XXL Show at Pia Sjolin Design

Pictures from the XXL Opening on Saturday night at Pia Sjolin Design at The Shoppes at Farmington Valley in Canton CT:

Artist Zbigniew Grzyb

Miriam Eriksson, Sam Hellerstrom and Miriam's Mother-in-Law
Paintings by Miriam Eriksson (left) and Zbigniew Grzyb (right)

Venus-type sculpture by Jonathan Frechette

Artist Steph D'ascanio

Photographer Andrew Mailhot

Paintings by artist Kathy Packer

Beehive sculptures by artist Susan Bradley

Artist Linn Bae

Go check it out!
Click here
for more information.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Art Exhibits: Jonathan Frechette, November 6th - 8th, 2009

281 Main Street
Apartment 8
Great Barrington, MA

Call to join us this weekend: 310-993-7732

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Faux Painting: Jungle Mural by Pia Sjolin

Beautiful Pia!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fermentation Class at Alchemy Juice Bar

Some pictures from a Fermentation Class at Alchemy Juice Bar:

Behind counter: Dawn Desilets Sulmasy (New Dawn Nutrition), Tess Bois (One World Acupuncture),
and Imani (Alchemy Juice Bar)

Making Kim Chi

Dawn shows us the Shiva

Making Kombucha

The next class scheduled at Alchemy will be on raw and fermented dairy, and will be taught by me.

I can't wait!!

There is so much going on in my life right now that I barely have time to blog . . . . and I attribute my improved health to fermented raw dairy. My migraines have disappeared, my adrenals are better, and I want to share my experiences with everyone now!!

So stay tuned!


Alchemy Juice Bar

New Dawn Nutrition

One World Acupuncture

Growing Green Events

The Magical Power of Fermented Foods

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Music: Peppe Voltarelli in NYC Concert Debut, November 11, 2009

Calabrian singer-songwriter Peppe Voltarelli in NYC Concert Debut Italo-Argentine Crooner Tony Vilar to make Rare Guest Appearance Montreal Italienne Marco Calliari Opens

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @
(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleeker St (@ Thompson St), New York, NY
Concert starts @ 10:00PM (Doors open @ 9:30PM)
Tickets: $15.00
Info: LePoissonRouge or (212) 505-3474
Tickets: LePoissonRouge or 866 55 TICKETS

Southern Italian singer-songwriter, composer and actor Peppe Voltarelli will make his New York City concert debut on Wednesday November 11, 2009 at (Le) Poisson Rouge. Born in Italy¹s Calabria region, the 40 year-old Voltarelli¹s work is a modern Italian¹s musical take on the diaspora of tight-knit Calabrian immigrant communities that continue to thrive throughout Europe and the Americas. At (Le) Poisson Rouge Voltarelli will offer a set drawn from his first solo album, 2007¹s ³Distratto ma però²(Distracted But However), a project which the Rome-based musician has supported with over 200 live shows in Italy and Europe, the results of which were released on his 2008 live album ³Duisburg, Nantes, Praga². This New York appearance is part of Pan-American tour which will see Voltarelli perform for the first time in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal.

New York filmgoers have already had the opportunity to see Peppe Voltarelli in a leading role in the 2006 mockumentary feature ³La Vera Leggenda di Tony Vilar² (The Real Legend of Tony Villar), which showed in official selection at the 2007 TriBeCa Film Festival. The semi-biographical plot follows the path of a contemporary Italian singer (Voltarelli), on the trail of a crooner from his Calabrian village (Vilar), who found fame and fortune in 1960¹s Argentina and eventually disappeared into anonymity in the Bronx¹s Italian community along Arthur Avenue. Directed by fellow Calabrian Giuseppe Gagliardi, ³La Vera Leggenda di Tony Vilar² will be screened on Tuesday November 10, 2009 at NYU¹s Casa Italiana as a preview to Wednesday¹s (Le) Poisson Rouge event. Voltarelli and Gagliardi previously collaborated on ³Doichlanda², a 2003 documentary about Italian immigration to Germany -- their ongoing music and film relationship producing numerous award winning video clips.

Peppe Voltarelli is a founding member of "Il Parto delle Nuvole Pesanti"(The Birth of the Heavy Clouds) one of Italy¹s seminal bands of the 1990¹s, whose style is a mix of rock and Calabrian folk traditions. Voltarelli¹s path as a touring musician has lead him to collaborations with other cutting edge Italian artists exploring similar mixes of old world and new world sounds, such as the German-born Italian raised Vinicio Capossela, Sicilian Roy Paci (Manu Chao) and Neopolitan Daniele Sepe. The Calabrian musician has twice been recognized in Italy¹s prestigious Tenco Prize event.

Voltarelli has also contributed music and text to Italy¹s theatrical stage with a 2001 work on the life of Domenico Modugno, the multiple Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter who penned one of the most well known Italian popular songs in the world, 1958¹s San Remo Festival winning "Nel blu dipinto di blu², more commonly known as "Volare". Along with the Florence-based Krypton troupe, Voltarelli composed the original music for "Roccu u Stortu" (Rocco the Crooked), the anti-war saga of a Calabrian soldier¹s desertion in WWI. An active pacifist, Voltarelli traveled to Iraq in 2003 to participate in a peace concert held in Bagdad¹s Palestine Hotel, an account of which can be seen in the documentary "Sotto il cielo di Baghdad" (Under the Baghdad Sky). Voltarelli is also a published author with a collection poetry and songs in Calabrian dialect with English translation.

The opening act for Peppe Voltarelli¹s (Le) Poisson Rouge date is the Montreal-based Italo-Canadian singer-songwriter Marco Calliari. The Calabrian-born, one time Latin American star, now based in New York, Tony Vilar will make a special guest appearance in Peppe Voltarelli¹s set.

Peppe Voltarelli Web Site

Peppe Voltarelli MySpace

Art & Culture: iItaly

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Music: Destiny Africa Children's Choir: USA Tour, Avon, Connecticut

Check out the amazing Destiny Africa Children's Choir, performing at Avon High School last night:

For more information, please visit:

Destiny Africa

Kampala Children

To make contributions, please visit:


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Internet Radio: Aajonus Vonderplanitz, PhD Nutrition, Discusses The Primal Diet

12:00 noon EST
9:00 am PST

Click HERE to listen!

Call-In Number: (646) 716 - 8138

Aajonus Vonderplanitz is a terminal cancer survivor (blood and bone cancer), who has outlived his medical death sentence by 41 years.

In 2002 he wrote the expert report that reversed Los Angeles' County's 38 year long ban on raw milk.

Recent article on Aajonus in The Bovine.

Ralph Moss article on Aajonus: From The Planets.

Aajonus' website.

I have Aajonus' book, The Recipe For Living Without Disease, and have been using this book for the past year to transition from a raw vegan diet to a raw omnivore diet. Recently I started fermenting my raw milk and this month was the first month in seven years that I have not had a brutal monthly migraine. So now I am working with local friends/artists/healers/raw foodists to kick it up a notch . . . . more on that later.

I will be listening to this for sure!
I may even call in . . . .

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Health Care: 2 James Arthur Ray Followers Die in Sweat Lodge, 19 Others Fall Ill

Huffington Post: James Ray Death Lodge

Huffington Post: Guru Says He's Being Tested By Sweat Lodge Deaths

DailyKos: Huffington Post Contributor James Arthur Ray Kills Two During Commission Of A Robbery

Huffington Post: James Arthur Ray: What Ever Happened To Personal Responsibility?

I have been taking a 30 minute sauna three times per week for the last five years. I started with 10 minutes and built up to 30 minutes slowly. A sauna is a very powerful detox tool. I became very ill the first time I took a 30 minute sauna. Not right away. But by the time I got home from the gym I was vomiting. I do not know what James Arthur Ray was thinking when he encouraged these people, some of whom may have never taken a sauna before, to stay in this sweat lodge, which was covered with plastic, for two hours.

I hope that in this case, James Arthur Ray will practice what he preaches and take personal responsibility for his part in this incident. I hope that he gives a full refund ($9,695 each) to all participants who were harmed while under his care and pays their medical bills (especially those who were uninsured). And I hope that he compensates the families of the participants who lost their lives. I hope that he does this voluntarily, and does not force these poor people into long, drawn-out and expensive legal battles where defense attorneys love to blame the victims.

I know how easy it is to fall for something like this . . . .

See how I was scammed out of $15K in one day here by holistic dentist Dr. Leonard Kundel. I woke up vomiting after a surgical procedure meant to excise and eradicate my osteolytic and destructive jawbone lesions, chronic fatigue syndrome and violent monthly migraines. It did not. I later learned that the reason I was vomiting was because I had very low oxygen saturation levels while under sedation. This is not good. This could lead to a heart attack during a surgery in which anesthesia or sedation is used. I was lucky, but it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or is even killed by a general dentist not properly trained or qualified to sedate and perform bone surgeries and biopsies on very ill patients.

Your Daily Spiritual Stimulus: How To Spot A Charlatan (excellent advice):
The Charlatans out there can rob us of more than our money, they also rob of us of our faith and trust in humanity. Let's not let that happen.

For today, there is still hope and real help is available, but please be careful where you go to find it.

Peace and Blessings!

May you be blessed with the powers of wisdom and discernment.

And here is the real danger in the "Health Care Freedom" movement (which I am an advocate of because I love natural medicine and don't ever want to be forced into a treatment I don't want), in which some unscrupulous holistic practitioners and sacrilegious New Age gurus charge exorbitant fees in exchange for giving you a choice:

The Associate Press (October 15, 2009): Sheriff Probes Sweat Lodge Death As Homicides:

Ray held a telephone conference call with many of the sweat ceremony participants on Wednesday, according to people on the call. A recording of the call was made and transcribed by one of the listeners, said McFeeley, who also listened in and provided the transcript to the AP.

During the call, Ray stressed the importance of eating healthy food, exercising, resting, meditation and surrounding themselves with "like-minded individuals."

"Remember all that we've learned and experienced and knowing by law of the universe that out of every apparent chaos comes a greater state of order, an order that never existed prior to the chaos," he said, after asking those on the conference call to imagine themselves standing in a prayer circle.

Ray said he used the call as a way to provide closure to those attending the retreat outside Sedona, according to the transcript. Bragman confirmed the telephone conference was held.

Ray stopped short of apologizing to participants for not being at the Angel Valley Retreat Center the morning after the deaths, saying "I hope you understand it certainly wasn't my wish not to be with you and bring you some kind of closure."

Rhodes said he had no comment on the conference call, but said detectives have the transcript.

Fewer than a dozen callers were identified in the transcript, all of whom praised Ray and described his intentions as "pure" and their experiences as "profound." Cassandra Yorgey, a Pennsylvania columnist who also listened in on the call, said some of the people who were injured at the retreat participated in the call but their comments weren't included in the transcript.

Participants whose comments were included expressed sympathy for the families of the victims but suggested that the deaths of Brown and Shore were by choice.

"It breaks my heart to know that the families are suffering," said one caller identified as Brent. "I think that the people that left, I do believe they made their own choices, whether on this level or the next, but I do feel really for the families."

McFeeley said the comments on the call solidify his belief that Ray is controlling the people involved in his self-help program.

"There were reasonable people at this event, and it shows the power one man can have when you combine physical and mental mistreatment," McFeeley said. "Everything in this retreat seems to have been taken too far, and those statements were hurtful to hear and probably more hurtful to communicate them to the family last night."

Be careful who you choose to trust.

Anyone who charges you an exorbitant and non-refundable fee upfront does not trust you.

James Arthur Ray of Interest in Homicide Investigation

Oprah Winfrey Should Apologize for Promoting Dangerous Fraud James Arthur Ray

UPDATE October 17: From The Associated Press:
3rd Person Dies in Arizona Sweat Lodge Ceremony Case

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Anti-Cancer Treatments: Maitake Mushrooms

It's autumn now, which means . . . . it's a good time to take a hike and gather up some maitake mushrooms!

Maitake mushrooms (a.k.a. "Hen of the Woods", beta-glucans, or Grifola frondosa) have very potent anti-cancer benefits.

Here in Connecticut, maitake can be found at the base of oak (and sometimes maple) trees from late August until late November.

Maitake mushrooms should be sauteed in butter or coconut oil (my preference), and never consumed raw.

They are absolutely delicious!!

If they are covered in the little honey button mushrooms you see above, those little mushrooms should be removed and boiled before sauteing or consuming (to remove toxins).

Anti-tumor effect of polysaccharide from Grifola frondosa (maitake) and its influence on immunological function:
When the polysaccharide from Grifola frondosa (PGF) was taken orally by S180 (sarcoma 180) bearing mice at the dosage of 50-150 mg/kg.d for 9 d, the inhibitory rate to S180 was 27.97%-38.46%. The PGF can also enhance thymus index, the ability of splenic lymphocyte proliferation and formation of antibody in splenic cells, and promote the production of IgM hemolysin significantly in S-180 bearing mice.
I have low IgM levels.

I am very grateful to live in an area of the world where these grow wild in the fall, as maitake mushrooms are very expensive.


Mushrooms That Fight Cancer and Boost the Immune System

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My Refrigerator . . . .

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Health Care: Flashmob Protests Whole Foods' CEO in Oakland CA Branch

Feeling conservatives had been winning the limelight in the debate over healthcare reform through a series of high profile stunts and remarks, advocates of reform decided to steal back some of the media's attention, forming a flash mob Sept. 26 in an Oakland Whole Foods in response to the CEO's recent Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal in which he opposed reform.

At 6:11 p.m., 35 protesters, who had been fake-shopping the aisles of the green foods giant, convened at the middle of the store, and launched into singing "Hey Mackey, you're a swine," some shouting it into a megaphone and others dancing a choreographed jig as a live orchestra blared from all directions.

Read more here.

Friday, September 25, 2009

My Anti-Cancer Treatments: Kefir

My raw goat's milk kefir grains, in a clean Mason jar, just prior to adding raw milk.

Kefir, which can be made with any kind of milk (including soy milk and coconut milk) has very potent anti-neoplastic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It also significantly increases cancer-fighting natural killer (NK) cells.

Kefir is also rich in vitamins B6, B12 and K, biotin, calcium, folic acid, potassium and magnesium.

It is very easy to make at home. Simply mix milk with kefir grains, and let it sit at room temperature for about 24 hours. Strain the milk and retrieve the kefir grains for your next batch of kefir.

(2002) Anti-tumor activity of milk kefir and soy milk kefir in tumor-bearing mice:
The effects of oral administration of milk and soy milk kefirs on tumor growth in tumor-bearing mice and the mucosal immunoglobulin A response in mice were studied. Oral administration of milk and soy milk kefirs to mice inoculated with sarcoma 180 tumor cells resulted in 64.8% and 70.9% inhibition of tumor growth, respectively, compared with controls.
(2006) Antitumoural antibacterial and antifungal activities of kefir and kefir grain:
The daily intraperitoneal administration of 0.50 mL kefir for 20 days to mice; containing transplanted fusiform cell sarcomas resulted in a significant decrease in tumour size. Kefir-induced disappearance of tumoural necrosis was also evident. With respect to the antibacterial activity of kefir, the greatest activity was exhibited against gram-positive coccus, staphylococcus, and gram-positive bacillus. Kefir grains showed higher antibacterial activity than kefir. Kefir also demonstrated antifungal activity against Candida, Saccharomyces, Rhodotorula, Torulopsis, Microsporum and Trichopyton species. The results demonstrate that kefir possesses antibacterial, antifungal and antineoplastic activities, and provides credence to the folklorec use of kefir for a variety of infectious and neoplastic diseases.
(2007) Effects of a fermented milk drink containing Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota on the human NK-cell activity:
In the experiments with middle-aged volunteers, NK activity significantly increased 3 wk after the start of intake, elevated NK cell activity remained for the next 3 wk, and this effect was particularly prominent in the low-NK-activity individuals.
(2009) Probiotic potential of lactic acid bacteria isolated from fermented dairy milks on antiproliferation of colon cancer cells:
The probiotic strains of E. faecium RM11 and L. fermentum RM28 also triggered antiproliferation of colon cancer cells at the rates of 21-29%, and 22-29%, respectively. This suggested that both strains could be used as potential probiotics in functional food or for colon cancer biological products.
(2000) Anti-Metastatic Effect of Kefir Grain Components on Lewis Lung Carcinoma and Highly Metastatic B16 Melanoma in Mice.

(2007) Kefir extracts suppress in vitro proliferation of estrogen-dependent human breast cancer cells but not normal mammary epithelial cells:
Anti-tumorigenic effects have been demonstrated in animal studies from the intake of kefir, a traditional fermented milk product believed to originate from the Caucasian mountains of Russia. In the present study, the antiproliferative effects of extracts of kefir, yogurt, and pasteurized cow's milk on human mammary cancer cells (MCF-7) and normal human mammary epithelial cells (HMECs) was investigated at doses of 0.31%, 0.63%, 1.25%, 2.5%, 5%, and 10% (vol/vol). After 6 days of culture, extracts of kefir-fermented milk depressed MCF-7 cell growth in a dose-dependent manner, showing 29% inhibition of proliferation at a concentration as low as 0.63%, whereas yogurt extracts began to show dose-dependent antiproliferative effects only at the 2.5% dose. Moreover, at the 2.5% dose, kefir extracts decreased the MCF-7 cell numbers by 56%, while yogurt extracts decreased MCF-7 cell proliferation by only 14%. No antiproliferative effects of kefir extracts were observed in the HMECs, while the yogurt extracts exerted antiproliferative effects on HMECs at the 5% and 10% doses. Unfermented (pasteurized) milk extracts stimulated proliferation of MCF-7 cells and HMECs at concentrations above 0.31%. Peptide content and capillary electrophoresis analyses showed that kefir-mediated milk fermentation led to an increase in peptide concentrations and a change in peptide profiles relative to milk or yogurt. The present findings suggest that kefir extracts contain constituents that specifically inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells, which might eventually be useful in the prevention or treatment of breast cancer.
If I had breast cancer I would use raw unpasteurized grass fed cow's milk (which is loaded with conjugated linoleic acid) in making kefir, but based on the abstract above, I would limit (Dr. Campbell pointed out in "The China Study" that low intake of animal protein is safe **) or completely eliminate my intake of unfermented and/or pasteurized milk products (I personally will not eat or drink any pasteurized milk or diary products containing pasteurized milk):

(2000) Milk fat conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) inhibits growth of human mammary MCF-7 cancer cells.

(2008) Conjugated Linoleic Acid causes apoptosis in breast cancer cells.

(2008) Growth inhibition of osteosarcoma cell MG-63 by a mixture of trans,trans conjugated linoleic acid isomers: possible mechanistic actions.

(2009) Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) inhibits expression of the Spot 14 (THRSP) and fatty acid synthase genes and impairs the growth of human breast cancer and liposarcoma cells.

Health Benefits of Conjugated Linoleic Acid, by Dr. Mercola:
Pasture-grazed cows had 500% more CLA in their milk than those fed silage.
CLA may be one of the most potent cancer-fighting substances in our diet.
In animal studies, as little as one half of one percent CLA in the diet has reduced tumor burden by more than 50 percent.

CLA: The Secret Weapon in the Battle Against Cancer

(2008) Unpasteurized milk consumption and subsequent risk of cancer:
These data suggest that consumption of unpasteurized milk does not increase risk of cancer.
Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Products, by Eat Wild - very comprehensive

Milk kefir is an alkalizing food (from BodyEcology):
Kefir means "feel good" in Turkish and has been used for centuries to create energy and health. A wonderful alkalizing meal, milk kefir should be added only when your intestines lining is not inflamed so that the casein protein will not "leak" through the wounded gut lining.
Health care experts recommend healing a leaky gut by consuming coconut kefir for three weeks prior to using milk kefir.

The Magical Power of Fermented Foods

I got my kefir grains HERE.
My grains are multiplying like crazy, and if you need grains, you may also email me privately (click on my blogger profile).

You can find raw milk HERE.

I sweeten my kefir with a little bit of alkalizing stevia.
It is delicious . . . .

** Dr. Colin T. Campbell recommends that we obtain 80% of our protein from plant sources, 10% from fish, and 10% from "other" sources.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Protect Insurance Companies PSA: Hollywood Speaks Out To Help Insurance Companies


With almost 20 years inside the health insurance industry, Wendell Potter saw for-profit insurers hijack our health care system and put profits before patients. Now, he speaks with Bill Moyers about how those companies are standing in the way of health care reform. Watch it HERE.

Please also see:
Why Are Holistic Dentists So Against National Socialist Healthcare?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Music: Dana Pomfret and Dirty Laundry

On Saturday, September 19 we kick off our first double-bill show at Pia's magical gallery in Canton!
Two Bands!
Dana Pomfret, with Stefani Langol, Tim McDonald, Jon Peckman and special guest, Danny Kortchmar and "Dirty Laundry" - Danny Kortchmar, Tim McDonald, Jon Peckman and Ed Corvo (with occasional harmonies from Dana Pomfret and Stefani Langol).

Pia Sjolin Design -The Shoppes at Farmington Valley
110 Albany Turnpike, Canton, CT
860.693.4454: Suggested donation $10. If you can't pay it, no worries: come enjoy the music free of charge!

Please BYOB.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dana P.

A Little Background on "Dirty Laundry"
Danny Kortchmar was an integral part of the 70s and 80s music scene. He recorded, toured, wrote with and produced such artists as James Taylor, Carole King, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Jackson Browne. Danny wrote "Dirty Laundry," "Honey Don't Leave LA," "All She Wants To Do Is Dance" and more.
Tim McDonald relocated to CT from California about 9 years ago, and instantly became well-known for his incredible vocals and guitar playing. Featuring a wonderful rhythm section, Jon Peckman on drums and Ed Corvo on bass, this is going to be a great show!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Faux Painting: TOTEM COATINGS Lime Plaster Classes, September 17 and 18

Class Description: Two day class on TOTEM COATINGS® Lime Plasters,
green friendly synthetics

Instructor: Joe Greco

Host: Pia Sjölin Design
110 Albany Turnpike (Rt 44) Suite 209
Canton CT 06019
Phone 860 693-4454

DATE: September 17th and 18th. 2009
Class Hours: 9 to 5

Outline: Student will learn all the fundamentals of Lime Plasters and green friendly synthetic materials.

• Preparation
• History and process of manufacturing
• Uses and advantages over lime
• Mixing color and tools needed
• Uses of Waxes, Lime sealers and Metallic
• Basic application of the following

o Marmorino 3 samples
o Stucco Marmo 2 samples
o Cocciopesto 1 sample
o Lime Paint 3 samples
o Velvet Plaster 1 sample
o Stone 2 sample
o VP Antico 1 sample
o Travertino 1 sample

Fee: $275.00

Things to Bring: Open Mind, Trowel, Japan Scrapers, brush and your choice
of stencil.

If you require a trowel please contact TOTEM
COATINGS AT 905-488-0535 OR VISIT their website.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Butterfly Landed On My Sunflower Today . . . .

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. ~Jeffrey Glassberg

Monday, August 24, 2009

Why Are Holistic Dentists So Against National Socialist Health Care?


Holistic dentist Leonard Kundel defrauds patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


Dental Causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The latest study, involving 29 people with CFS, shows that repeated rituximab infusions can keep symptoms at bay for years.

PLEASE READ MORE about Dr. Leonard Kundel and his fraud HERE.

Saturday, August 15, 2009