Imagine spending hours upon hours on Facebook. Instead of a sense of exhilaration and accomplishment, we come away feeling empty and desolate. The true family and friends we so very much need are not to be found in the effluent stream of trivia, photos and videos. What is the compulsion to share our intimate moments and bare our souls to strangers? Are we so desperately lonely? Facebook is a symptom of the atomization of our lives… the deafening silence of loneliness in which we are immersed.
Instead of wasting so many hours on Facebook we say to you, brothers and sisters, go out and plant a garden. Plant a bountiful garden this spring replete with parsley, lettuce, kale, chard, celery and broccoli. Get together with friends and family in your backyard and community garden and take a first step in giving back… in healing and regenerating this American earth.
With good wishes to you and family for good health prosperity and success,
Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods
Raised Vegetable Garden Bed
Featured Item: Black Cumin Seed Oil 250ml (Nigella Sativa Seed Oil) – Alive & Organic
Black Cumin (Nigella Sativa) is a powerful medicinal plant and the oil is a concentrated essence.The healing properties of the seeds have been regarded as a cure-all down through the ages. They have been found in Egyptian tombs.
The seeds contain over 100 chemical compounds, including oleic acid, linolenic acid, protein, Vitamin B, calcium, zinc, and iron. They have been used to heal upset stomachs, colds, infections, and fatigue, boost immunity, and help with other ailments.
This is for someone who wants to build a career in the organic food industry. Someone with experience in commercial food processing. Someone who can maintain machinery.Someone devoted to excellence in food production,safety, sanitation and cleanliness; a wholehearted team worker, honest, loyal and considerate.
We have been established for over 39 years and encourage initiative, innovation and creativity.We are an ethical business and treat our team workers with kindness and respect.
Hemp Heart Butter is one of nature’s richest sources of complete protein (35%) and Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids (40%).
Hemp hearts offer a high concentration of omega 6 and omega 3 in a ration of about 3:1. This exceeds the ratio recommended by health authorities and compensates in part for omega-3 deficiencies in the rest of our diet.
At first we were using sustainably grown Hawaiian macadamia nuts. We have switched over to organic macadamia nuts. Henceforth Milk of Paradise is organic!
Cashews and Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts make for a profoundly rich and creamy combination.
This olive oil is very fresh and rich in antioxidants. It has a high available biophenol content : 404 ppm (parts per million) compared with 222 ppm for most extra virgin olive oils. It is quite stable with a shelf life of over a year. We invite you to rejoice in its robust, sharp flavor. Those in the know will understand how its pungency enhances the flavors of food.
Olive oil aficionados! The first expression of the olive harvest! The first pressing! The ultra-green first bottling of the new crop! Skimmed from the vat before the sediment has settled, olio nuovo has a creamy texture and heightened notes of fruit, grass and pepper.
April Victory Garden Sale
10% off this month’s featured items (Remember, if you buy 3 or more of any Living Tree manufactured product, you get an additional 10% off!)
For your delight we have slowly sliced organic sunflower seeds into a butter that goes well on apple slices as well as celery and carrot sticks. Try adding chopped raisins and dates too–what hor d’oevres you’ll make!
Sunflowers dance in the sun; perhaps our newest creation will bring some of that gladness to your table. Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant. They are also a wonderful source of tryptophan, an amino acid, as well as fiber and protein. Our Alive Chia Seed Oil is a bountiful source of omega-3 essential fatty acid, as well as protein and calcium. Honey and Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt accentuate its flavor and preserve its freshness.
A delightful pumpkin seed spread made from American pumpkin seeds. Very nourishing and energizing. A balanced source of good protein. High in zinc, a mineral that aids the healing process. Try it on fruit slices and on flax crackers.
We have combined chia seeds with Oregon grown Blueberries, California cherries and Cranberries. We’ve also added Black Sesame Oil (more than 60% omega-3 fatty acid), honey and a dash of Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt.
The Native Americans of the Southwest would eat only chia seed mixed with water as they ran from the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean to trade products. Its high energy to weight ratio makes it a favorite choice of long distance runners and other athlete.
We invite you to plunge back to sun – filled days of times long past with the lilting, floral flavor of the essence of Ohi’a Lehua blossoms.
A white honey, delightfully thick and spreadable.
Mix with almond or cashew butter and spread on a slice of apple for an ecstatic experience.
Shocking Statistics Reveal 4 in 10 American Adults Are Now Obese
(Mercola) While hard to believe, the most recent statistics1 indicate Americans just keep getting fatter. As of 2015, nearly 40 percent of adults, over 18 percent of teens and nearly 14 percent of young children were obese, not just overweight. Severe obesity has also increased, now affecting nearly 8 percent of adults; a 2.3 percent increase since 2007/2008. As reported by the authors:
“Among adults aged 20 years and older, obesity was defined as a body mass index (BMI …) of 30 or more and severe obesity was defined as a BMI of 40 or more … Among youth, obesity prevalence was 16.8 percent in 2007-2008 and 18.5 percent in 2015-2016 … Obesity prevalence among children aged 2 to 5 years showed a quadratic trend, decreasing from 10.1 percent in 2007-2008 to 8.4 percent in 2011-2012 and then increasing to 13.9 percent in 2015-2016 …”
Public Health Messaging Is Not Working
According to The New York Times,2 public health experts have expressed alarm by the rise in obesity despite education efforts. The NYT also added:
“The latest data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey comes at a time when the food industry is pushing back against stronger public health measures aimed at combating obesity. In recent NAFTA negotiations, the Trump administration has proposed rules favored by major food companies that would limit the ability of the United States, Mexico and Canada to require prominent labels on packaged foods warning about the health risks of foods high in sugar and fat.“
Hamburger Central Breeds Antibiotic Resistance
(Mercola) In August 2017, PBS News featured a concise overview of how concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) serve as breeding grounds for antibiotic-resistant superbugs — and how farmers have the power to change that by raising their animals in a more natural way. Perhaps most disturbing is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) lack of action on this issue, even as antibiotic-resistant disease becomes a pressing public health threat.
Low doses of antibiotics are added to CAFO feed as a matter of course, not only to stave off inevitable infectious diseases created by the cramped, unsanitary conditions but also because they cause the animals to grow faster on less food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued voluntary guidance on agricultural antibiotics in 2013, asking drug companies to remove indications for “feed efficiency” and “weight gain” from the labels of their antibiotic products.
They also required veterinarians to oversee any addition of these drugs to animal feed and water. Most companies agreed to comply with the guidelines and state they no longer use antibiotics for growth promotion purposes, but there’s a major loophole being exploited. Instead of saying the drugs are being used to promote growth, they simply state they use the antibiotics for disease prevention and control, a use that is still allowed under the FDA’s guidance.
(Mercola) Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that infects an estimated 820,000 people in the U.S. annually, mostly those between the ages of 15 and 24.1 Worldwide, 78 million people are infected with gonorrhea every year.2 Caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium, gonorrhea is spread by through sexual contact, as well as from mother to baby during childbirth. This bacterial infection has long been easily treated with antibiotics, but gonorrhea is increasingly becoming resistant to available drug treatments.
As such, it’s now being described as an urgent public health issue. Dr. Teodora Wi, medical officer of human reproduction at the World Health Organization (WHO) said, “The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the bacteria evolve to resist them.”3 Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea first emerged when I was in medical school in the late 1970s.
By the 1980s, the antibiotics penicillin and tetracycline were no longer effective against it. Next, gonorrhea resistant to fluoroquinolone antibiotics emerged, leaving only one class of antibiotic drugs, cephalosporins, left to treat it. Now, as you might suspect, gonorrhea is fast becoming resistant to cephalosporins — the last available antibiotics to treat it.
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