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The Holiday of Summer Solstice "Kupala"

Kupala is among the oldest Slavic holidays. It is the day of the summer solstice. The days are the longest, the nights are the shortest: it is the complete triumph of light, life on earth. It is a great day. At that time, Yarila, the Sun God, passes into his youth.

From sources that preserve the fullest description of Kupala, the conclusion can be drawn that this holiday existed since the early period of family and clan relationships.

This was the period of the separation of the Indian branch from the then common Indo-European race. In the Indian tradition, a holiday survives corresponding to the summer Solstice, and is called "Gopala."

In the Iranian branch, a vigorous mythological layer was preserved, which corresponds to world legends dedicated to the summer Solstice. Kupala is the most archaic holiday preserved on the territory covered by Indo-European culture: Tripolye, Scythian-Sarmation, Slavic.

"Kupala fires" were found throughout all Europe, among the Romance, Germanic, and Slavic peoples. In Germany and France, bonfires were lit in cities and villages from the 12th through the 17th centuries. In France, the mayor of a city lit the bonfire in front of the city hall.

The basic function of Kupala (the Russian word kupa means "group, clump") is to unify polar energies on the basis of love, and not war. Reality(yang) - Spirit(yin); Sky - Earth; Fire - Water; Man - Woman.

The ceremonies and rituals of this holiday broaden the significance of Kupala in our life even more. Kupala Night, from June 23 to 24 (according to the Old Style calendar) is a cosmically determined time for the meeting of intended spouses, the conception of children, and the strengthening of the family on the basis of mutual understanding and well-being.

Kupala was preceded by Rusalka Week, or the Green Holidays. Similar to the winter holidays, the Green Holidays were replete with a complex system of ceremonies and magical activities, but here already summer ceremonies and activities, associated above all with concerns about the forthcoming harvest.

Complex because of their multitude of plans and their essence expressing a profound world outlook, the Rusalka Week ceremonies were conducted by the rusaltsy - specially prepared ceremonial groups selected by community members - headed by a hereditary leader, who himself carefully selected his assistants from the most honest, respected, fine, and cheerful villagers. The Green Holidays were a week of respite after the completion of the planting work and before the beginning of the haymaking.

The holiday incantations of the sorcerers were accompanied by the Rusalka Week ceremonies—dances, folk dances, round dances, games. The Spirits of Nature and Ancestors were glorified at the Living Oak. Maidens became acquainted at the birch tree that bore their name. Love on earth was confirmed in maidens' round dances around the living birch trees. Young people finally settled on their choice of a partner before Kupala.

Various theories exist regarding the origin of the word "Kupalo" - another spelling of the name. Not without justification do some researchers associate our Slavic Kupalo with the Indian Kupalo - "the penitent." In fact, there are three main factors operating here: the summer solstice, water, and fire. Water and fire represent the beginning of the world. Ablutions were sacred among practically all the peoples of the world.

In June, the Earth receives the greatest influx of the vital strength of the sun - Yarila - and is filled with his life-giving power.

Kupala herbs accumulate special healing strength just before sunrise. In the early morning, the maidens and young women went out to the meadows and forests for the healing herbs, previously asking for the blessing of Green Mother Earth: "Father Sky and Mother Earth, allow me to pick herbs and dig up roots." When collecting the herbs, they sang special magical songs and repeated, "Herbs from the sun, roots from the earth, I pick the herbs for what they are suitable." Essential in the collections of herbs were cow-wheat, centaury, globe flower, St. John's wort, mezhdupersnik, saxifrage (a type of fern), lungwort, celandine, dodder (Gaium), Job's tears, and wood-louse (Stellaria). Special power was attributed to these herbs, not only in casting charms (from illnesses) but also for protection—they were capable of protecting a home from a thunderstorm and cattle from a spell and the evil-eye. At that time of year, meadows turn yellow from the blossoming of the caustic buttercup, called "globe flower" by the people. According to folk belief, this herb draws out all the impurities and illnesses that have accumulated over the year, for that reason people washed and rubbed themselves with it in the bath-house. In general, in the bath-houses, which would have been heated since the early morning, the air was amazing—from the herbs covering the floor, and the complicated bouquets of twigs used as bath-besoms. People steamed themselves in the morning hours. Elderly sick persons and other ill persons were placed in the bath-house on nettles and steamed with curative herbs. Mothers led their children to springs to wash, while bathing in the rivers began at noon and continued until late evening. The bathing was noisy, accompanied by songs. Between the bathing sessions, the merry-making did not cease - games and banquets were arranged. And in addition, in the afternoon people set out for the forest to prepare bath-besoms for the entire year. Bath-besoms made on that day were considered to be miraculous - for that reason they absolutely had to contain a branch of birch, alder, rowan-tree, bird cherry, currant bush, willow, lime-tree, and several various flowers.

The main feature of Kupala Night were the purifying bonfires. When dusk fell, bonfires were lit. It is interesting that Kupala fires were not lit from just any source. The Living Immortal Flame was acquired by rubbing two pieces of wood together. Only this type of flame was considered divine.

Ancient people had a good knowledge of the special capabilities of fire and water to cleanse the human flesh and spirit of all sorts of filth - the consequences of dark, evil, unclean forces (in more contemporary language: to purify the aura, regulate energy). In the flame of the Kupala bonfire, the evil-eye and wasting disease were consumed, Kupala waters and dews strengthened the spirit and body with vital force. Mothers burned clothing taken from their sick children in the Kupala bonfires in order to burn the diseases together with the clothes.

The main themes of Kupala songs were love, matrimony, and married life. Maidens selected suitors who appealed to them and, clasping hands, jumped as couples through the fire. The young man and maiden who did not release their hands during the jump would become betrothed. Those who did release their hands would find themselves another partner for the jump. On the riverbank, the betrothed would exchange garlands and, on previously prepared rafts with burning coals, would release the garlands onto the water. Each would try to follow as far as possible the path of his or her raft with the garland of their future life, sanctified with the Living Fire of Kupalitsa.

The entire magical Kupala Night was filled with love, joy, and merry-making. No one slept!

Kupala fortune telling was also associated with marriage, life, and death. Maidens would collect twelve herbs (definitely thistle and fern!) and place them beneath their pillow, saying, "My intended in disguise, come stroll in my garden!" (to dream of him). One could also, at midnight, without looking, gather herbs and place them beneath one's pillow, and in the morning confirm whether twelve different herbs had been collected. If someone had indeed collected twelve, she would be married that year. Or a maiden could simply put a swertia (plantain) beneath her head, repeating, "Swertia-fellow-traveller, you live by the roadside, you see young and old, tell me the name of my intended!"

At dawn, everyone made sure they walked barefoot on the dewy grass, washed themselves with the curative Kupala dew that restores youth and health. The maidens who were ripe for marriage went to wash themselves with three measures of dew - they collected dew in their palms three times, repeating, "I wash with the holy dew, cover myself with the golden dawn. Promise me, Svarog (the Universe), unmarried honour, so everyone will love and respect me, hold me in esteem." And those who had remained unmarried for a long time ran into a field to find a rotting stump, kick it, and say, "As this day dissolves, then let the spell upon me dissolve, and may suitors rush to me from the four corners of the world!"

Kupala would conclude Rusalka Week, the Green Holidays, when weddings took place in Rus. This holiday fell on the most favourable time in the year for beginning a family (June is the time of the mating of the bear, the sacred animal of the Slavs). All nature at that time is growing and is fragrant. And it was believed that during Kupala Night the giant heroes were conceived.

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Kin's Settlement "Rodnaya Zemlya" ("Native Land")

We are creating an eco-settlement in Kaduy District.

As of today, we have 31 families in the organization.

There is unoccupied land situated near various villages, the parcels are located not far from the Suda River.

All the land is agricultural purpose, private property.

Three families now live here summer and winter, the majority of them are retirees; other families come during the spring, summer, and autumn.

We are planning a building on the common land, an area for celebrations, a forge, workshops, and a nursery for fruit and decorative plants.

We would be very glad to be joined by active, wise, and purposeful people who also want to create an eco-settlement and live on their own estates.

Our contacts:
phone: +7 (8202) 55-43-18
e-mails: rodnayaz@rodnaya-zemlya35.ru,

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The "Space of Love" Odessa Festival of the Revival of First Principles (from July 30 through August 5, 2012)

Dear like-minded friends and neighboring creators of Kin's Domains!

We invite you to Odessa for the Eleventh International Meeting of Creators of Kin's Domains, who are unified by Anastasia's dream of creating a wonderful future for their families and descendants.

The Meeting will take place on the shore of the Black Sea from July 30 through August 5, 2012. Accommodations will be at neighboring vacation centres. A tent city will also be organized.

Following the conclusion of the Festival, from August 6 to 7 there will be a two-day seminar on Ivan Tsarevich (Russian folk tales) "Long live the fairytale life!"

Topics of the Festival:

- July 30 - Arrival Day (registration of the participants)
- July 31 - Kin's Domain Day (introduction of settlements and domains)
- August 1 - Education in a Settlement Day
- August 2 - Self-Sufficiency in a Settlement Day
- August 3 - Holiday, Fair-Barter-Gift Day (the significance of holidays and round dances, joint creation of a holiday)
- August 4 - Interrelations Day (interrelations in the family, in the settlement, among settlements; domesticated species)
- August 5 - Construction in a Settlement Day (the golden section, stoves, houses, reed and straw roofs)

The programme includes dances, songs, and a concert.

Quesions and booking:
+38-097-663-00-65; +38-099-254-29-46; +38-093-781-80-13

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NEW: Kin Space online Community

New social network www.kin-space.org has been created in order to connect and assist like-minded individuals - readers of Ringing Cedars book series, people who care about tomorrow, and those who are longing for healthier happier lives.

Kin-Space has a potential of becoming a huge resource and is already able to offer its users an opportunity to find a soul mate, have a personal page, form clubs, connect with friends, communicate through the forum and messaging, create events, find eco-villages, educate yourself on various topics with the use of Kin-Space Resource Library, and much more.

Please take a look at Kin-Space Resource Library (http://www.kin-space.org/m/library/home) because this is the place that is meant to become your guide and inspiration in many vital matters from birth to food, from gardening to culture, and more. Articles are dedicated to encourage and support social and personal change towards green sustainable living.

Some other things you would probably want to know about Kin-Space: it is free of charge, it is well organized and secure, and it enables the information flow, including video and music.

If you have sustainability in mind, Kin-Space will prove itself to be useful to you. You may register and participate in the project by following the link www.kin-space.org. As Kin-Space project is very young, any kind of feedback is very much appreciated: info@kin-space.org.


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Poetry, art, music, photography and anything else that flows from the heart.

Art by Maria Ignatieva

"A girl with a cedar cone"

"The Native Land"

Love IS

Love is a tree with branches of joy, harmony,
A delight to the eyes, melodic strings for a breeze,
infinite beauty at ease.
Love is a song bird, in search of its perfect match,
Forever nesting eggs of Life,
Knowing no sorrow, no strife.
Love is infinite space, God's indwelling place,
His stillness cradled in the unseen,
Our movements always bathed in His sheen.
Love is the roots of a tree, anchored certain and firmly,
It is wisdom and calm, a sweet fragrant balm,
Accustomed to giving, a selfless Life living.
Love Is. . .God.

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"I exist for those, for whom I exist" pretty much says it all. If you believe in her then she exists. If you don't then she doesn't.

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Cure Kids of Nature Deficit Disorder

By David Suzuki

The kids are back in school. But for 60 students in Maple Ridge, B.C., school doesn't mean a stuffy classroom. According to an article in the Vancouver Sun, the children, ranging in age from four to 12, will get their lessons "in parks, at picnic tables, alongside streams, under tarps and tents, in gardens, libraries, restaurants, fitness centres and even municipal council chambers."

The Environmental School Project, as it is known, came about in part because a vice principal and a teacher librarian who was also studying at Simon Fraser University noticed something rather obvious: kids like getting out for field trips but don't always enjoy the classroom experience. Clayton Maitland, a school administrator who was then vice principal of a local school, and Jodi MacQuarrie, the teacher librarian, had been discussing ways to take schooling out of its rigid confines. They took their ideas to educational researchers at SFU and to the public.

People liked what the two had to say. SFU researchers got a grant from the federal government and the school was started. A council that includes the researchers, community educators, teachers, and students and their families will work with the program.

According to the school's website, the school will be based on "place and community, nature, ecology and sustainability, inquiry and possibility, interdependence and flourishing, imagination and integration." To that end, students will work on projects that include removing invasive species from natural areas and building duck shelters -- but they'll also follow the B.C. school curriculum.

It's a really great idea that I hope many more school districts will adopt. As a child, much of my education and inspiration came from outings to go camping and fishing with my dad in B.C. and later on from exploring swamps near our home in London, Ontario. My parents were never upset when I returned home soaking wet and covered in mud, carrying jars of insects and salamander eggs. That led me to an interest in science and then studies and a career in genetics, focusing on the fruit fly.

I'm happy that my children have also grown up with a love for the natural world, inspired by time spent at the beach or in the mountains, and that their children are learning the same lessons. After all, people will not care as much about, or work to protect, something with which they feel no connection. My fellow bug-lover Edward O. Wilson, an American biologist who specializes in ants, popularized the term biophilia, meaning "love of nature," with his 1984 book of the same name.

As he explains in the book, "To explore and affiliate with life is a deep and complicated process in mental development. To an extent still undervalued in philosophy and religion, our existence depends on this propensity, our spirit is woven from it, hope rises on its currents."

Of course, children also learn better and retain more of what they've learned when they enjoy the process. But too many kids today spend most of their time indoors, captivated by computers, video games, and TV. Author Richard Louv coined the term nature deficit disorder to describe this phenomenon. He notes that only six per cent of nine- to 13-year-old children in the U.S. play outside in a typical week, and in San Diego, "90 per cent of inner-city kids do not know how to swim" and "34 per cent have never been to the beach."

If we want to protect the natural world on which our survival depends, we must learn that we are a part of it, and we must encourage our children to appreciate its wonders.

Studies have also shown that spending time in nature helps with recall and memory, problem-solving, and creativity. Children (and adults) who spend more time outside are also physically healthier. And, as one of the Maple Ridge students, nine-year-old Gavin Mulcahy, told the Vancouver Sun: "We won't be locked inside a tiny box for six or seven hours a day."

These young students and the people who had the foresight to get the school running have lessons for all of us. Let's hope people heed them.


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Lack of contact with nature 'increasing allergies'

By Mark Kinver

A lack of exposure to a "natural environment" could be resulting in more urban dwellers developing allergies and asthma, research has suggested.

Finnish scientists say certain bacteria, shown to be beneficial for human health, are found in greater abundance in non-urban surroundings.

The microbiota play an important role in the development and maintenance of the immune system, they add.

The findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"There are microbes everywhere, including in the built environment, but the composition is different between natural environments and human-built areas," explained co-author Ilkka Hanski from the University of Helsinki.

"The microbiota in natural environments is more beneficial for us," he told BBC News.

'Special function'

The team collected samples from 118 teenagers in eastern Finland, and found that those living on farms or near forests had more diverse bacteria on their skin, and also displayed lower allergen sensitivity.

"They are important for us because they promote microbiota... that are important for the normal development and maintenance of the immune system," Dr Hanski observed.

The study also allowed the team to identify one class of bacteria, known as gammaproteobacteria, which had a "special function".

"It demonstrates that there are different functions between different microbes," he said.

One type of gammaproteobacteria , called Acinetobacter, was singled out as being "strongly linked to the development of anti-inflammatory molecules".

"Basically, our study showed that the more you had of this particular gammaproteobacteria on your skin then you had a immunological response which is known to suppress inflammatory responses ( to pollen, animals etc)."

Dr Hanski said that there was a tendency for gammaproteobacteria to be more prevalent in vegetative environment, such as forests and agricultural land rather than built-up areas and water bodies.

"Urbanisation is a relatively recent phenomenon, and for most of our time we have been interacting in an area that resembles what we now call the natural environment," he said.

"Urbanisation can be seen as a lost opportunity for many people to interact with the natural environment and its biodiversity, including the microbial communities."

While it was not possible to reverse the global trend of urbanisation, he said that there were a number of options.

"Apart from reserving natural areas outside of urban areas, I think it is important to develop city planning that includes green spaces, green belts and green infrastructure," Dr Hanski suggested.

Stressful spaces

Another recent study also illustrated a link between the lack of green spaces and higher stress levels among people living in urban areas described as deprived.

The study published in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning measured levels of cortisol, a hormone released in response to stress, found in residents' saliva.

"The stress patterns revealed by these cortisol samples were related to the amount of green space around people's homes," explained co-author Catharine Ward Thompson, director of the OPENspace Research Centre, based in Scotland.

"We were actually surprised by the strong relationship between the two," she told BBC News.

Prof Ward Thompson said that the study provided an objective measure of stress associated by the lack of green spaces in urban areas.

"We know that if you live near more green spaces, and you are from a deprived urban population, you are more likely to be healthier," she observed.

Researchers from OPENspace have also been involved in another study that looks at the wellbeing of people over the age of 65 and their ability to get out and about.

The Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors consortium (I'dgo) - involving scientists from the universities of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Salford and Warwick - identified a direct link between the ease of getting outdoors and health and quality of life.

The study, involving 4,350 older people across the UK, found that good walkable access to local shops, services and green spaces doubled the chances of an older person achieving the minimum recommended amount of walking - 2.5 hours each week.

"One of the interesting things from my point of view is how strongly the importance of the natural environment came out in that study," said Prof Ward Thompson, who led the research.

"If you lived within 10 minutes of a park, then you were twice as likely to achieve the recommended minimum amount of physical activity."

However, she added that the study also highlighted that people needed to have confidence in reaching the park or shops before they would leave their homes.

Some of the barriers that would discourage people included uneven pavements, and a lack of seats or public toilets.

Growing interest

The studies are the latest offerings in a growing body of research that looks at the relationship between human health and access to green spaces.

The concept of "nature deficit disorder " - a phrase coined by Richard Louv, the US author of Last Child in the Wood - has gained traction on both sides of the Atlantic.

In London, child expert Tim Gill published a report in November 2011 that looked at whether children in inner-city London were disconnected from the natural world.

While he acknowledged that "nature deficit disorder" had no clinical basis, he pointed out that his research showed that access to a natural environment formed part of a "balanced diet" in a child's development.

He added that children that had this access tended to fare better than those that did not.

More recently, the National Trust published a report that concluded that UK children were losing contact with nature at a "dramatic" rate, and their health and education were suffering as a result.

Prof Ward Thompson said there was probably an underlying reason why researchers were reaching these sorts of conclusions.

"Some of the theories behind the green space and human health suggest that our whole neuroendocrine system has evolved over millennia to respond positively to environments that are seen as providing what we need to live and thrive," she suggested.

"There is something about the natural environment that is biologically part of our system. In a way, we are hard-wired to respond to it.

"Ecosystem services - even at a local, urban level - by giving people the opportunity to mentally, as well as physically, engage with the natural environment may just be tuning our bodies back into something, biologically, we have evolved to respond positively to."

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Six Surprising Foods with More Sugar than a Twinkie

By Dr. Mercola

Of all the foods capable of inflicting damage in your body, sugar is one of the most damaging of all.

Sugar, and the type of sugar known as fructose, in particular, is an extremely potent pro-inflammatory agent that creates advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and speeds up the aging process.

It also promotes the kind of dangerous growth of fat cells around your vital organs which is the hallmark of diabetes and heart disease.

Sugar also increases your insulin and leptin levels and decreases receptor sensitivity for both of these vital hormones, and this is another major factor of premature aging and age-related chronic degenerative diseases such as heart disease, as well as a leading cause of the climbing rates of overweight and obesity in developed countries.

That sugar is bad for your health is probably old news to you by now, but what may surprise you is just how much sugar is lurking in foods that are often passed off as "healthy."

Many supposedly "good for you" foods have more sugar than a Twinkie!

Are You Eating These Sugar-Laden "Health" Foods?

The Huffington Post recently outed several foods that are so high in sugar, you may as well be eating a candy bar.

All of these also have more sugar than a Twinkie ...

  • Yogurt: Most commercial yogurt is loaded with sugar – as in, over 30 grams for 6 ounces! This, along with the fact that commercial yogurt is pasteurized (and some also contains artificial colors and flavors), is why you should walk right on by the yogurt section at your supermarket. Watch out, too, for "light" yogurt brands that boast less sugar due to toxic artificial sweeteners.
  • On the other hand, yogurt that is made from raw organic milk, and which you eat either plain or only minimally sweetened with some berries or liquid stevia, is a true health food. This is something you can easily do at home and use the healthiest raw ingredients, including organic grass-fed raw milk as the starter.

  • Tomato Sauce: A cup of tomato sauce can add up to over 20 grams of sugar, and considering that most people eat that tomato sauce on top of pasta, another carb source, this could send you into sugar overload. Watch out, specifically, for brands that contain added sweeteners. Tomato sauce is a far better choice than a candy bar, but, ideally, make your own sauce at home, and serve it over shredded spaghetti squash instead of noodles.
  • Granola Bars: Sugar is often one of the top ingredients in granola bars, and, in fact, most are not much different than a candy bar, nutritionally speaking. Even the granola is simply another form of "hidden sugar" that most people eat far too much of. Remember, sugar and dietary carbohydrates (including grains like granola, which break down into sugar) lead to excess body fat, obesity and related health issues. No amount of exercise can compensate for this damage because if you eat a lot of sugar, it could be "reprogramming" your body to become fat.
  • Fat-Free Salad Dressing: When manufacturers take the fat out of a food, sugar is often added back in as a replacement. Fat-free French or Thousand Island dressings can contain over 40 grams of sugar as a result, turning a would-be healthy salad into something more resembling a dessert. Don't be fooled by the "fat-free" label -- it's the carbs that are the culprit in weight gain and chronic disease.
  • Muffins: The high amount of carbs in most muffins will profoundly interfere with your leptin and insulin levels, and that is true even if it's a "healthy" muffin, like a bran muffin. Of course, in order to make a bran muffin palatable, it probably contains quite a bit of added sugar, on top of the grains it's made with. Many muffins are also jumbo-sized, easily packing over 30 grams of sugar, or more.
  • Canned Fruit: Fruit in and of itself can be problematic if eaten in excess, as it's a source of naturally occurring fructose. But many canned fruits are also packed in sugary syrup, loaded with high fructose corn syrup. Just one cup of canned peaches or pears can contain over 30 grams of sugar. You're far better off with a fresh piece of fruit instead, but use moderation. I recommend restricting your consumption of fructose to no more than 25 grams per day, with a maximum of 15 grams a day from fresh fruit. If you're already overweight, or have cancer, heart disease or diabetes (or are at high risk of them), then you're probably better off cutting that down to 10-15 grams per day -- fruit included. 

Why a High-Sugar Diet Will Make You Fat

If you are seeking to lose weight and optimize your health, foods that contain added sugar, as well as grains like bread and pasta should be eliminated or else comprise very low percentages of your diet. Most people who bought into the "high-carb, low-fat" dietary recommendations has likely struggled with their weight and health, wondering what they're doing wrong.

The problem is that overeating carbohydrates can prevent a higher percentage of fats from being used for energy, and lead to an increase in fat production and storage. Your body has a limited capacity to store excess carbohydrates. This is one of the reasons why elevated blood sugar follows their overconsumption. If you are not able to immediately use the sugar as a result of intense physical activity then one of the ways your body avoids dangerously elevated blood sugar is through converting those excess carbohydrates into excess body fat primarily in your belly.

The way it works is that any carbohydrates not immediately burned by your body as fuel are stored in the form of glycogen (a long string of glucose molecules linked together). Your body has two storage sites for glycogen: your liver and your muscles. Once the glycogen levels are filled in both your liver and muscles, excess carbohydrates are converted into fat and stored in your adipose, that is, fatty tissue.

So, although carbohydrates are "fat-free," this is misleading because excess carbohydrates end up as excess fat. When you see refined grains on a food label, think of them as "hidden sugar," and when you see sugar, think of it as "hidden fat."

But that's not the worst of it.

Any meal or snack high in "complex" carbohydrates, i.e. starch is actually a complex of glucose molecules, will also generate a rapid rise in blood glucose. To adjust for this rapid rise, your pancreas secretes insulin, which then lowers your levels of blood glucose. The problem is that insulin is essentially a storage hormone, evolved to put aside excess carbohydrate calories in the form of fat in case of future famine. So the insulin that's stimulated by excess carbohydrates aggressively promotes the accumulation of body fat! This was enormously useful in ancient times when calories were frequently scarce, but today this setup is a disaster waiting to happen.

In other words, when you eat too much sugar, bread, pasta, and any other grain products, you're essentially sending a hormonal message, via insulin, to your body that says "store more fat."  This is actually a highly beneficial response in certain scenarios such as when calories are very scarce. This provides a major survival advantage -- but for nearly everyone reading this, having insufficient calories is not an issue, so this protective mechanism actually sabotages your health.

If you're having trouble getting your mind around this, a wonderful infographic created by Column Five for Massive Health, based on Why We Get Fat by science writer Gary Taubes, explains exactly why eating fat doesn't make you fat -- but eating carbs like sugar can kill you ...

Is It Possible to Cut Out Dietary Sugar and Still Feel Satisfied?

Based on USDA estimates the average American consumes 12 teaspoons of sugar a day, which equates to about TWO TONS of sugar during a lifetime. Why we eat this much sugar is not difficult to understand -- it tastes good, and it gives us pleasure by triggering an innate process in your brain via dopamine and opioid signals.

What it is doing to us on both a physical and emotional level is another story entirely, and most people stand to reap major improvements in their health by cutting back on, or eliminating, sugar altogether from their diets. Many do not realize this, but frequent hunger may be a major clue that you're not eating correctly. Your body needs fuel regularly and if you don't provide it with the proper amounts of fats and protein and overload on sugars, you will not fill your energy reserves properly. This sets up a vicious cycle of cravings for the sugar that will solve the problem in the short run but serve to radically shorten your life in the long term.

Just remember that your body is very intelligent and only seeking to keep you alive and healthy. The cravings are its short-term solution to keep you alive and functioning. But you need to exert some higher order cognitive skills to understand how to shift out of carb burning and into a fat-burning machine. Fat is far more satiating than carbs, so if you have cut down on sugar and feel ravenous, thinking you "can't do without the carbs," remember this is a sign that you haven't replaced them with sufficient amounts of fat. So go ahead and add a bit more healthy fats from the list below:

Olives and Olive oil Coconuts and coconut oil Butter made from raw grass-fed organic milk
Raw nuts, such as, almonds or pecans Organic pastured egg yolks Avocados
Grass-fed meats Palm oil Unheated organic nut oils


According to experts, carbs should ideally make up 20-30 percent of your diet, while 50-70 percent of your diet should be healthy fats. While many can appear to be healthy on vastly different ratios it is best to examine the long-term consequences of veering far from these ratios when deciding if they make sense to follow for you personally.

In order to achieve this and minimize your sugar intake, you need to avoid most processed foods, as even savory foods like salad dressing, soup, and bread often contain added sugar. For optimal health, eat natural whole foods primarily, and limit your fructose consumption to below 25 grams per day. If you still want to use a sweetener occasionally, the sweet herb stevia makes a good sugar substitute. (Avoid ALL artificial sweeteners, which can damage your health even more quickly than sugar.)

How to Kick Your Sugar Addiction to the Curb

If you're struggling with sugar addiction and having trouble dealing with cravings, I highly recommend trying an energy psychology technique called Turbo Tapping, which has helped many "soda addicts" kick their sweet habit, and it should work for any type of sweet craving you may have. A couple of other tricks to try to kick your sugar cravings:

  • Exercise: Anyone who exercises intensely on a regular basis will know that significant amounts of cardiovascular exercise is one of the best "cures" for food cravings. It always amazes me how my appetite, especially for sweets, dramatically decreases after a good workout. I believe the mechanism is related to the dramatic reduction in insulin levels that occurs after exercise.
  • Organic, black coffee: Coffee is a potent opioid receptor antagonist, and contains compounds such as cafestrol -- found plentifully in both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee -- which can bind to your opioid receptors, occupy them and essentially block your addiction to other opioid-releasing foods.This may profoundly reduce the addictive power of other substances, such as sugar.


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When Eating Healthy Turns Obsessive

By Chloe Schildhause

In a vegan cafe in New York City, Nisha Moodley pushes a glass crusted with the remnants of a berry-acai-almond milk smoothie across the table and begins listing the foods she excised from her diet six years ago.

"Factory-farmed meats; hormone-laden dairy; nonorganic fruits and vegetables; anything hydrogenated; anything microwaved," the slender 32-year-old health coach says. "I would not eat irradiated food; charred or blackened foods; artificial coloring, flavoring, or sweetener; MSG; white rice; sugar; table salt; or anything canned."

Back then, a typical breakfast for Moodley consisted of buckwheat mixed with seaweed, raw cacao powder, flax oil, and flax seeds. Lunch was usually homemade brown rice with lentils, fresh vegetables, and kale, followed by a midafternoon snack of homemade flax-seed-and-buckwheat crackers. And for dinner, a salad with garbanzo beans, avocado, carrots, beets, and mushrooms.

Moodley initially adopted this diet to address recurring bad digestion. But her commitment to healthy eating - something to be commended, ordinarily— — turned into an obsession that took over her life. "I was terrified of food that didn't fit within my idea of what was healthy," Moodley says. "I was terrified of cancer, of dying."

She couldn't eat out with friends, attend dinner parties, or shop at certain grocery stores because of her intense phobia. Her anxiety was so overwhelming that her stomach problems worsened.

Moodley knew she had a problem, but she didn't view it as an eating disorder. Although she had been a self-described "emotional overeater" for most of her life, the naturally slim Moodley had never been concerned about her weight, nor had she ever purged after her binges. Her unhealthy fixation with healthy food was something else, and it was years before she realized it had a name: orthorexia.

Orthorexia is not an official diagnosis. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) does not recognize it, and some eating-disorder clinics aren't even aware of it. But orthorexia— — which seems to include elements of other disorders, such as anorexia and obsessive-compulsive disorder - can be a serious problem. Left untreated, experts say, it can lead to malnourishment, anorexia, or disabling anxiety.

One of the things that's tricky about our culture is that orthorexia is socially acceptable and often even heralded as a great statement of self-control and doing the right thing for your health," says Amanda Mellowspring, a registered dietician in Miami who specializes in eating disorders.

The key difference between orthorexia and simply following a strict diet, Mellowspring says, is that orthorexia causes distress and interferes with everyday life. "What it boils down to is, how much does it negatively affect their life?" she says. "How much does it affect their social life? How much time do they spend thinking about food?"

Although orthorexia shares characteristics with anorexia, orthorexics don't always lose weight since they fixate on the quality (as opposed to quantity) of food. And they usually lack the distorted, negative self-image - known as body dysmorphia - that causes some anorexics to look in the mirror and see oodles of fat when in fact they're severely underweight.

Body dysmorphia will make you miserable, and those with orthorexia tend not to have that," says Alan Kaufman, a licensed clinical social worker who works with patients with eating disorders at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, in Berkeley, Calif.

That's not to say orthorexia doesn't pose health risks. Some patients do become malnourished and dangerously underweight, and dietitians and therapists say orthorexia can become a gateway to anorexia or bulimia.

In fact, orthorexia may in some cases serve to disguise anorexia. Because it's more socially acceptable to say, "I want to be healthy," than to say, "I want to fit into these skinny jeans," some anorexics may use orthorexia as a cover for their behavior.

A dietary theory can allow women to seek the culturally accepted norms of beauty without admitting it to themselves. ...You can 'accidentally' live up to the Barbie image without admitting you believe in doing so."

Similarly, recovering anorexics or bulimics sometimes latch on to orthorexia. Elizabeth Dear, a therapist based in Reno, Nev., who works with eating-disorder patients, says she does not consider anorexics fully recovered if they judge themselves according to the quality of the foods they eat. "This so-called healthy eating can easily develop into eating-disorder thinking," she says.

How orthorexia starts

Orthorexic tendencies often begin as a result of health problems. Alena's obsession with healthy eating started in 12th grade, when she found out she had Candida (a type of yeast infection) and a homeopathic doctor asked her to stop eating yeast, wheat, sugar, and dairy for several weeks as part of her treatment. She was already a vegetarian, so she mainly ate rice and vegetables.

Then, when she was 19, she went to a naturopathic doctor with a collection of stomach symptoms, including nausea, constipation, and indigestion, and was again instructed to avoid processed grains, sugar, soy, dairy, and nuts. "And that's when I went crazy," says Alena, now a 22-year-old student at NYU. "I basically cut out everything from my diet. I convinced my mind that food made me sick."

Alena still goes through bouts where she swears off those food groups, and her forbidden list now includes carbohydrates, beans, tropical fruit, sugar, farmed fish, and potatoes that aren't from her own garden. Meat, nonlocal produce (such as bananas), juice, beer, and dairy are all "evil," she says.

"What I do eat are a lot of vegetables. I have to have vegetables in every meal or I feel sick," she says. "I eat whole grains like barley, whole-grain kasha. Not rice, because it really hurts my stomach and for political reasons, because it is shipped from too far away. I eat seasonal fruits, fish, and eggs."

For Alena - who has never been to a therapist or nutritionist to discuss her behavior - anorexia and orthorexia go hand in hand. She has experienced bouts of body dysmorphia and sometimes exercises excessively to make up for minor eating binges, such as overindulging on dessert. She also exhibits other traits common among those with eating disorders, such as living vicariously through the diets of others. She often bakes for her family and roommates, and urges her sister to order hamburgers at restaurants so she can watch her enjoy them.

"The distinction for me is, anorexia is about what I look like and orthorexia is about my lifestyle," Alena says. "I want to feel good about what I'm eating. I want to feel cleansed and detoxified. And at times it is related to image. But I worry that if I start eating in an unhealthy way I'm going to start having stomach issues."

It may not be a coincidence that Alena studies food and agricultural policy in school. Few studies have been done on orthorexia, but some researchers have speculated that restrictive diets and orthorexic tendencies may be more common in dietitians and nutrition students.

Moodley's interest in nutrition and career choice certainly influenced her diet. Her burgeoning orthorexia seemed to worsen when she began studying at a nutrition school in New York City. (She stopped eating frozen vegetables, for instance, when she was taught that plant cell walls expand and break down from low temperatures, sometimes resulting in lost nutrients.) "If I had to draw a line, I'd say that my interest in nutrition spurred orthorexia," she says.

Moodley no longer considers herself orthorexic. Her work with clients made her realize that the correct diet is different for each individual and helped her overcome her orthorexia. But when she discusses her diet today, a sense of pride still lingers in her voice.

To some, her diet was the epitome of healthy perfection. She said she still maintains a healthy diet, but now it is a preference as opposed to an obsession. She prefers fresh vegetables, but isn't opposed to eating them frozen and she doesn't think of all sweets as junk anymore. She says her fears of "bad" food are gone.

But it still takes Moodley several moments of silent reflection before she can recall the latest treat she ate. Finally, after some deep thought on the matter, she remembers: "Two days ago. I had a cookie. An organic cookie."


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The Toxic Dangers of Dryer Sheets and Fabric Softeners

Are Dryer Sheets and Fabric Softeners Toxic?

This topic goes straight to one of the issues that aggravates me most about modern society… it challenges a belief that so many otherwise intelligent, health and environmentally aware people have bought into. Throughout the Western world, people have been duped by extensive advertising campaigns into believing they have to use fragrance-laden dryer sheets and fabric softeners to be clean and acceptable to society.

What they don’t seem to realize is that those dryer sheets and fabric softeners are loaded with TOXIC CHEMICALS that can seriously harm their health and the health of their children.

People today think that hanging clothes out to dry in the sun is old-fashioned and not done anymore. Throwing them in the dryer is so much more convenient and faster.

Using a dryer may be faster and more convenient, but if you’re using toxic dryer sheets, you are going to pay with your health.

Ever wonder why more Americans are getting Alzheimer’s earlier than ever before? I suspect it’s all the toxic chemicals they are breathing in all day on their clothes, and all night from their sheets and blankets. These toxins go straight to their brain’s most sensitive neurological centers and wreck havoc. You simply can’t assault the most delicate and sensitive part of your body – the mastermind of all your body’s other functions -and not affect your health.

The truth is, thinking your clothes are cleaner when using chemically-fragranced dryer sheets is a complete fallacy. The sun’s rays act as disinfectancts – killing germs, bacteria and dust mites that might have survived the wash.

In fact, a few hours in the sun is one of the best, and ONLY ways to get rid of dust mites. Dust mites are very tenacious -they survive both wash and dryer cycles.

I saw a question on “Ask Science Man” recently about which kills more germs – hanging clothes out in the sun, or drying them at high heat. Here’s Science Man’s answer:

“From the standpoint of the clothing, drying in the sun is far superior (less damage to fibers). From the standpoint of the environment, drying in the sunshine is better (less energy and associated greenhouse gases).

To my thinking, there is no reason to use the dryer if drying in the sun is an option.”

But the bigger reason to dry your clothes in the sun instead of the dryer is to avoid toxic dryer sheets.

Go ahead and read the ingredients on your dryer sheets – if you can find them. For some reason, dryer sheets seem to have escaped having to list their ingredients on the package. Could it be the manufacturers are trying to hide something?

…Like the fact that those innocent-looking dryer sheets are saturated with chemical fragrance and synthetic coloring. They wouldn’t want you to know that what is in them is lethal.

Most people are fooled – the fragrances smell fresh and clean to them. Some, (like my neighbors), pollute the entire neighborhood every time they do laundry!

To me, dryer sheets smell like sappy gunk covering up the smell of puke. After the first whiff, the odor gets worse and worse until my skin crawls, my head aches and my stomach churns.

For good reason. The toxins in dryer sheets are intense. Chemically sensitive people need to stay away from them. Using them is a double-whamy because the toxic chemicals enter your body two ways:

  1. Through your skin – when you wear clothes dried with dryer sheets, your body warmth and moisture “dissolves” the
    chemicals. Your skin then “takes them up” – they are absorbed directly into your bloodstream through your skin. It’s one of the fastest and easiest ways people get poisoned with cancer-causing chemicals.
  2. Through your brain – the synthetic fragrances in dryer sheets enter through your olefactory system and plug up
    receptor sites in your brain -Receptor sites that are sitting there waiting for healthy substances to enter get plugged up, so that when the healthy substances do come by, the receptors cannot take them up. There are many other negative health effects as well.

Chemicals Found In Fabric Softeners And Dryer Sheets

Here is a list of just some of the chemicals found in fabric softeners and dryer sheets from this website and their effects:

- Benzyl acetate: Linked to pancreatic cancer

- Benzyl Alcohol: Upper respiratory tract irritant

- Ethanol: On the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)
Hazardous Waste list and can cause central nervous system

- Limonene: The synthetic version is a known carcinogen

- A-Terpineol: Can cause respiratory problems, including fatal
edema, and central nervous system damage

- Ethyl Acetate: A narcotic on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list

- Camphor: Causes central nervous system disorders

- Chloroform: Neurotoxic, anesthetic and carcinogenic

- Linalool: A narcotic that causes central nervous system disorders

- Pentane: A chemical known to be harmful if inhaled

So how could products with pretty names like ‘Soft Ocean Mist,’
‘Summer Orchard’ and ‘April Fresh’ be so dangerous?

The chemicals in fabric softeners are pungent and strong smelling — so strong that they require the use of these heavy fragrances (think 50 times as much fragrance) just to cover up the smells. Furthermore, synthetic fabrics, which are the reason fabric softeners were created in the first place, do not smell good either when heated in a dryer or heated by our bodies … hence the need for even more hefty fragrances.

In other words, remove all the added fragrance that endears people to fabric softeners and — like the cliché wolf in sheep’s clothing — the real smells of the chemical-laced fabric softener and the synthetic fabrics they were designed around may prompt people to shoot their laundry machines and be done with it.

Are “Soft” Clothes Worth It?

Fabric softeners are made to stay in your clothing for long periods of time. As such, chemicals are slowly released either into the air for you to inhale or onto your skin for you to absorb. Dryer sheets are particularly noxious because they are heated in the dryer and the chemicals are released through dryer vents and out into the environment. Health effects from being exposed to the chemicals in fabric softeners include:

Central nervous system disorders:

- Headaches
- Nausea
- Vomiting
- Dizziness
- Blood pressure reduction
- Irritation to skin, mucus membranes and respiratory tract
- Pancreatic cancer

Don’t wrap your family in chemical-coated fabric-softened towels! Simple baking soda will leave your laundry soft and your health intact.

Soften Your Clothes Safely With These Tips

Even if you don’t feel the effects of these chemicals today, they can affect you gradually over time, and children, whose systems are still developing, are particularly at risk. There’s really no reason to expose yourself to these risky chemicals when natural alternatives exist. Not only are they safer for you, your family and the environment, but they’re much more economical too:

- Add a quarter cup of baking soda to wash cycle to soften fabric

- Add a quarter cup of white vinegar to wash soften fabric and eliminate cling

- Check out your local health food store for a natural fabric
softener that uses a natural base like soy instead of chemicals

Using dryer sheets destroys your natural sense of smell over time. I have noticed that my relatives (who use two dryer sheets per load) can’t smell anything. They can’t smell good food cooking or flowers blooming. Nor can they smell rancid towels that go sour from being too damp too long. It’s as if they have no sense of smell left.

I have also noticed that this affects people’s intelligence and ability to make good decisions. Anything that affects the brain so directly, affects reasoning ability and many other abilities.

My advice is, don’t ever use conventional dryer sheets. I’ve been air drying my clothes for years and love it. I love the truly fresh, clean scent of sun-and-breeze-dried laundry. In the winter, I dry clothes on dryer racks in the house. It works great, you just have to plan ahead.

If you must dry in a dryer, get fragrance- and chemical-free dryer sheets at your local health food store.

And another thing – did you realize the the odor from the chemicals in the sheets does not not fade for years? If any of my clothing gets “contaminated” with synthetic fragrance, I have to boil it, air it out, then bag it up for 3-4 years before the article can be wearable. Sometimes the odor never comes out and I have to discard or give the item away.

I used to have a big problem when I stayed at relatives whose bedding and towels reeked with toxic dryer sheet fragrance. Normally, I bring my own towels and sheets, but once in a while, I got stuck with theirs.

How To Remove Chemical Fragrances From Clothes

In the past, I would have to boil all the laundry and clothes that could be boiled (this destroyed only some of the odor), then put the clothes away for years. But I’ve recently discovered a fantastic de-odorizer that works better than anything. It’s Thieves Household Cleaner – it’s a blend of odor destroying essential oils in a non-toxic cleaning base.

All I do now is mix a little bit of Thieves Household Cleaner(http://essentialoilworld.com/) into a bucket of warm water and soak the items overnight. In the morning, I wash them as usual and dry. Usually all the smell is gone. If I encounter an especially stubborn odor, I repeat the soaking.

It has made a huge difference in my life to be able to safely and effectively remove toxic odors.


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The Bleaching Power of the Sun

By C. Jeanne Heida

When my children were infants, I would wash two loads of diapers every week. But instead of tossing them in the dryer, I'd hang them out on the clothes line for the day, where the sun bleached out the stains and left the cotton smelling sweet and fresh.

The sun not only whitened our diapers and tee shirts, but left all our clothes smelling clean. My mother used to tell me the sun was a natural disinfectant, and killed the odor causing bacteria that caused our clothes to smell. I really never quite understood exactly how that worked until recently.

The power of ultra violet radiation

You might remember from high school science class that the sun is an enormous ball of mostly helium and hydrogen gases. Inside this swirling mass of gases is a gravitational force so powerful that it squashes the hydrogen atoms together to form helium and energy. The energy produced in this nuclear furnace consists of both heat and different forms of light, such as visible light, infrared and ultra violet light, known as UVs.

The ultraviolet radiation produced by the sun is quite strong. It can break apart molecular structure and change the way color is reflected back. This photochemical change is what causes stains to disappear on soiled laundry and brighten whites. Left in the sun for several hours, the ultra violet radiation will also kill the bacteria on textiles and other household goods. This bacteria fighting quality makes sun bleaching a perfect way to disinfect & freshen old rugs, seat cushions, sleeping bags, and draperies. It even works on non-textile items such as foam, plastics, and garbage cans. Some book restorers are even harnessing the energy of the sun to bleach yellowed and dingy book pages!

The effects of too much UV exposure

Small doses of sunlight on your household goods is a natural way to clean, whiten, and disinfect. It's also an excellent solution for disinfecting and freshening up those items that can't be washed.

But too much exposure to the sun can cause a whole range of problems. Left out in the sun too long, the visible light spectrum and the heat generated by the sunlight's infrared component can ruin fabric permanently. This is why carpet and draperies fade after years of sun exposure through south and west facing windows, and exterior lawn furniture and children's yard toys eventually take on an air of slight dereliction.

It's fine to leave your seat cushions and laundry out in the sun for the day, but a few weeks of leaving an old quilt on the line can fade and damage the fibers. Delicate fabrics such as grandmother's old lace can also be damaged if dried directly in the sun. For these items, filtered sunlight is best for sun bleaching. This is done by hanging the garment beneath a tree or under a patio umbrella.

The benefits of line drying in the sun

Despite the infrared and ultraviolet light generated by the sun, line drying is still much safer on clothes than adding bleach additives to the wash or tossing them to dry in the dryer.

Chemical bleaching will cause textile fibers to break down over time and can even ruin the elastic in underwear, gym clothes and swimsuits. And, unless you wash your laundry in scalding hot water, you won't be able to kill the bacteria lurking in the fibers.

And what about the damage caused by the dryer? The heat not only shrinks your garments, but fades them over time.

Line drying gently whitens and disinfects without having to add bleach, and without shrinking your clothes. And, best of all ~ it's great for the environment and completely free.


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Irrigation Techniques

Various types of irrigation techniques differ in how the water obtained from the source is distributed within the field. In general, the goal is to supply the entire field uniformly with water, so that each plant has the amount of water it needs, neither too much nor too little.The modern methods are efficient enough to achieve this goal.


In surface irrigation systems, water moves over and across the land by simple gravity flow in order to wet it and to infiltrate into the soil. It is often called flood irrigation when the irrigation results in flooding or near flooding of the cultivated land. Historically, this has been the most common method of irrigating agricultural land.

Where water levels from the irrigation source permit, the levels are controlled by dikes, usually plugged by soil. This is often seen in terraced rice fields (rice paddies), where the method is used to flood or control the level of water in each distinct field.

Localized irrigation is a system where water is distributed under low pressure through a piped network, in a pre-determined pattern, and applied as a small discharge to each plant or adjacent to it. Drip irrigation, spray or micro-sprinkler irrigation and bubbler irrigation belong to this category of irrigation methods.


  • low investment
  • no wetting of the foliage (favourable for preventing foliage diseases and when using saline water.


  • low application efficiency if not carefully executed (run off, percolation, inadequate distribution). With short furrows the efficiency is better than with long furrows.
  • obstacle for mechanization, especially so if short furrows are used
  • risk of spread of diseases ( Brown rot) and risk of water lodging if fields are not properly drained and levelled


Drip irrigation, also known as trickle irrigation, functions as its name suggests. In this system water falls drop by drop just at the position of roots. Water is delivered at or near the root zone of plants, drop by drop. This method can be the most water-efficient method of irrigation if managed properly, since evaporation and runoff are minimized.

In modern agriculture, drip irrigation is often combined with plastic mulch, further reducing evaporation, and is also the means of delivery of fertilizer. The process is known as fertigation.

Deep percolation, where water moves below the root zone, can occur if a drip system is operated for too long or if the delivery rate is too high. Drip irrigation methods range from very high-tech and computerized to low-tech and labor-intensive. Lower water pressures are usually needed than for most other types of systems, with the exception of low energy center pivot systems and surface irrigation systems, and the system can be designed for uniformity throughout a field or for precise water delivery to individual plants in a landscape containing a mix of plant species.


  • high efficiency of water use and water savings of up to more than 50%
  • requires little land levelling
  • savings on labour costs for irrigation and fertilizer application
  • more efficient use of fertilizers
  • lower humidity in the crop with as a consequence a lower incidence of Phytophthora and Alternaria
  • foliar applied products for disease control are not wash off by irrigation water
  • less problems with surplus water contributes to less (bacterial) rots
  • less crop damage by handling irrigation equipment and by persons that enter the field
  • saline water may be used
  • simultaneous application of water and fertilizer
  • higher yield, better quality and uniformity of crop production


  • drip – lines have to be renewed regluarly
  • requires a good soil tillage in order to prevent that water , due to large soil aggregates drains to the sub-soil too quickly
  • relatively clean water and an efficient filter system is required
  • the system is vulnerable for rodents, rats
  • ridging and re-ridging requires much attention
  • salt leaching problems may cause soil becoming saline
  • requires qualified technical management


In sprinkler or overhead irrigation, water is piped to one or more central locations within the field and distributed by overhead high-pressure sprinklers or guns. A system utilizing sprinklers, sprays, or guns mounted overhead on permanently installed risers is often referred to as a solid-set irrigation system. Higher pressure sprinklers that rotate are called rotors and are driven by a ball drive, gear drive, or impact mechanism. Rotors can be designed to rotate in a full or partial circle. Guns are similar to rotors, except that they generally operate at very high pressures of 40 to 130 lbf/in² (275 to 900 kPa) and flows of 50 to 1200 US gal/min (3 to 76 L/s), usually with nozzle diameters in the range of 0.5 to 1.9 inches (10 to 50 mm).

Sprinklers can also be mounted on moving platforms connected to the water source by a hose. Automatically moving wheeled systems known as traveling sprinklers may irrigate areas such as small farms, sports fields, parks, pastures. Most of these utilize a length of polyethylene tubing wound on a steel drum. As the tubing is wound on the drum powered by the irrigation water or a small gas engine, the sprinkler is pulled across the field. When the sprinkler arrives back at the reel the system shuts off.

This type of system is known to most people as a "waterreel" traveling irrigation sprinkler and they are used extensively for dust suppression, irrigation, and land application of waste water. Other travelers use a flat rubber hose that is dragged along behind while the sprinkler platform is pulled by a cable. These cable-type travelers are definitely old technology and their use is limited in today's modern irrigation projects.


  • relatively high water use efficiency
  • requires little or no land levelling
  • applicable on level to rolling land
  • applicable on soils with medium to high infiltration rates
  • easy to operate and handle


  • moderate to high energy requirements
  • wind may influence uniformity of water distribution
  • leaf wetting may promote development of late blight

The most common sprinkler units are:

  • mobile multi sprinkler lines
  • mobile multi sprinkler lines with lateral flexible hoses
  • travelling sprinkler unit with hose winch
  • centre pivot: travelling sprinkler line

Manual using buckets or watering cans

These systems have low requirements for infrastructure and technical equipment but need high labor inputs. Irrigation using watering cans is to be found for example in peri-urban agriculture around large cities in some African countries.

Automatic, non-electric using buckets and ropes

Besides the common manual watering by bucket, an automated, natural version of this also exist. Using plain polyester ropes combined with a prepared ground mixture can be used to water plants from a vessel filled with water.

The ground mixture would need to be made depending on the plant itself, yet would mostly consist of black potting soil, vermiculite and perlite. This system would (with certain crops) allow to save expenses as it does not consume any electricity and only little water .

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The Rain Garden is an Effective Tool

By Rose Judd-Murray, NGA Staff

In some homes, you know it's spring when you hear the sump pump switch on and off for days at a time. Keeping water in the right place during rainy seasons or even extremely rainy days can be one of the biggest challenges for any homeowner. If you worry about a wet basement, muddy pools of water in your yard, or streams of thick water running from your pump into the street, you may want to consider the benefits of adding a rain garden to your landscape.

Rain gardens are an effective tool for improving drainage in your yard. Essentially, a rain garden is a garden bed space often inhabited by native or water-loving plants. To determine how a rain garden can fit into your landscape, examine your home from the street or at a distance. Identify areas where water cannot effectively penetrate the soil, such as rooftops, driveways, sidewalks—even some low-lying turf areas. Installing a rain garden will allow you to direct the water from these types of surfaces into the garden via downspouts, pipes, or swales. The plants in the garden, along with a few design techniques, help the water drain quickly into the soil, keeping it out of your home and from filling storm drains. A well-designed rain garden will drain within a few hours of the storm event, eliminating concerns about problems associated with standing water (hint: mosquitos).

Rain Garden Pictorial: Taken from The Family HandyMan Magazine. The location of your rain garden is one of the most important elements to the design process. It can seem like a great idea to place your garden in an already low-lying area where water tends to collect for several days after a rain event, but you'll most likely want to avoid that area due to the wrong soil type. These areas often have soil structures that are resistant to drainage—and proper drainage is the goal! You will need to locate an area with a slope from 1 inch (minimum) to 4-1/2 feet (maximum) to allow the water to flow into your garden. You can determine the slope of your yard by placing a long, straight board at the highest edge of the slope and allowing the other end to suspend over the lowest point of the slop. Measure the distance between the ground and the board. If you don't have at least an inch of slope, be prepared to do some digging and additional landscaping to allow for the difference in ground level. Make sure that your garden can be placed at least 10 feet away from your home. Otherwise, water from the garden may find its way back to the foundation of your home.

Determining the right size and garden depth is of great importance. A rain garden which is too small may overflow and drain into unwanted areas or flood water-sensitive plants. A rain garden which is too big will not be able to provide adequate moisture for thirsty plants. Ideally, you'll only want to capture as much water as will absorb in a few hours. Use the How-to Design Your Rain Garden worksheets [www.kidsgardening.org/Rain Garden] to help you define these necessary specifications. Keep in mind, that there are geographic locations where daily or weekly rain is a way of life—and often yards are smaller than what is necessary to accommodate a full-scale garden. It's always okay to adjust the size of your rain garden—after all, your garden is meant to fit your landscape AND family needs. A small rain garden can still yield big benefits. Rain gardens that are 30 percent smaller than ideal still handle nearly 75 percent of the storm water from a house; just remember to allow for a way to channel extra water safely away from the homes in your neighborhood (including your own)!

Depth Profile: Taken from The Family Handyman Magazine. There are several possible plant selections listed in the "How-to" worksheets. You may, however, find the best success with native plants. The term "native plants" refers specifically to those plants which are appropriate for your climate and geography because they originated in your location. These plants are most often perennial, hardy, and easy to care for due to their natural adaptations and evolution. Consult with your local growers, nurserymen, or county Extension agent to determine which optimal varieties. Take the time to nurture these plants in the first year—you may consider providing some extra PVC pipe to channel some of the water away from the rain garden until the roots of these new plants are well established. Allowing the plants some time to develop will protect your investment in the long term.

Using the Rain Garden as a Tool for Family Interaction

There are many ways to measure rainfall, but have you ever taken a walk in the rain to see "where rain goes"? Wandering through the yard or neighborhood together can be a great way to explore how water travels. Watch for the tiny rivers, examine the puddles, and listen for the sounds of water on the move. Ask your children about which direction the water is flowing, and see if they can identify if it is flowing along a steep or soft slope. Using words like steep, slope, hazy, and damp is a great way to introduce new vocabulary—and using them in the midst of an outdoor experience will increase the retention of the language. Use the book, The Listening Walk, to get your youngest children ready for listening to new sounds. The colorful sketches and easy text will help them to understand that some sounds are quiet and they might even need to whisper or stand very still to hear the special sounds of a rain storm.

Rain can also be an exciting medium for older children who enjoy art or creative projects. Using sidewalk chalk in the rain allows for a paint-like experience, where the colors blend together easily and can be spread with the fingertips. Artists will also enjoy drawing with washable markers on a piece of cardstock, then placing their work out in a light rain to let nature finish the piece. This is a great way to get an "Impressionist"-look to their illustration.

Rain gardens provide benefits to our environment and home landscapes; they can also serve as learning opportunities for families. By making a few landscaping improvements this spring you'll worry less about those April showers pooling in the wrong places—and spend more time showing your kids the "right" way to jump in a puddle.


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The Beauty of Roundwood Timber Framing

by By Ben Law

Ben Law is a 21st century woodsman pioneering a new roundwood building style based on the timber framing methods of his British ancestors. Here he is in front of the Woodland House.

Ben Law is a 21st century woodsman pioneering the benefits of roundwood timber framing, a low-impact, sustainable building practice that utilizes local trees rather than milled lumber.

Roundwood Timber Framing," by designer, architect and woodsman Ben Law, is filled with detailed drawings and color photographs that feature his beautiful and unique, low-impact roundwood buildings. Read how Ben has perfected the balance between environmental conservation and the use of renewable local resources through roundwood building, which utilizes materials straight from the local forest and manages woodlots for sustainable materials for future projects.

The building industry is one of the most high energy, high waste industries in the UK. Although building regulations are helping to create better insulated buildings, many of the components are mass produced and incur high building miles, being transported vast distances to the construction site. Mass produced fixings and features often produce soulless architecture and the social atmosphere of many building sites is far from welcoming. The building industry ploughs forward in a reactionary fashion, making small changes and concessions through new regulations but not stopping to consider methods that are low impact, locally sourced and workforce friendly.

Roundwood timber framing is one such technique. Working with materials sourced straight from the forest, using nature's shapes to create the structure, using techniques that can easily be learnt and passed on and a method of building that can continue without stalling in the transition to a post oil society.

The need to express one's creativity through freeform building and a need to comply to plans and regulations has always been a difficult balance, but through the evolution of roundwood timber framing, I believe I am finding a style and technique which satisfies both needs. Hand selecting trees with form and character that have their own intrinsic beauty and follow their own lines, rather than those that have been forced upon them by the saw and right angle, allows freedom of movement in a building whilst keeping within the parameters of the drawings on the table. The building itself has life, curves and natural form, the frames often looking like they are trees growing out of the floorboards. Each new building improves on the last and each joint is developed and refined. I feel roundwood timber framing has reached a point in its evolution where the joints are advanced, the timbers tried and tested and a range of buildings including sheds, barns, dwellings, educational spaces and industrial buildings have been constructed and passed the vigorous analysis of the construction engineers and building inspectors.

So it is time to pass on the fruits of this work, encourage you to search your local woodlands for timber, and create roundwood timber framed buildings in our landscape, which leave a legacy of hope to future generations. Roundwood timber framing is in its infancy, but what you will find here has its roots firmly grounded in the woodsman traditions of England ('Woodsman' is not a reference to gender, as men and women are equally capable of woodland activities. It comes from manus, the Latin word meaning "hand". Thus woodsman means 'hand of the woods'.) It is the love and knowledge of woodsmanship and its revival that has spurred us woodsmen to come out of the wood for periods during the spring and summer, to build our roundwood creations before returning to the woodland landscape to cut the coppice and continue the renaissance of the British forest dweller.

Ben Law's Early Roundwood Building

The first building that I constructed and lived in was a bender; bent coppiced hazel rods lashed together with string and then covered with a tarpaulin. It was a simple structure that more than sufficed as a home in the woods for a few years.

My next home was a yurt; a much more intricate framework of poles, advanced further by the use of steam to shape and bend the poles to extremes I could never have managed with the more simple bending of greenwood poles that formed my bender.

My next timber home was the "Woodland House"; a roundwood timber frame structure. I had evolved through the process of building to create a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing home, without straying from the use of roundwood.

Was it just that I was so well immersed with life in the woods, surrounded by trees and their natural form, that I missed the step where humans moved on to build with sawn wood? or perhaps it is through working with roundwood, that I have found a building practice that not only benefits woodsmen and foresters, but lays down a benchmark for a new architectural vernacular in low impact sustainable building?

I believe it is the latter. I have constructed sawn timber frames from green oak to gain ideas for the traditional framing joints. I have experimented with the scribe joints of the cabin builders of Canada and the United States. Both techniques are tried and tested over many years to produce solid and long lasting buildings but both have their limitations when we look to the future, at our available resources and the need to build from what is readily available around us.

Roundwood Timber Framing

Roundwood timber framing means working with materials sourced straight from the forest, using nature's shapes to create the structure, employing techniques that can easily be learnt and passed on, and following a method of building that can continue without stalling in the transition to a post oil society.

Britain has a wonderful ancestry of timber framing tradition. Early timber buildings consisted of vertical posts placed upright in a trench which was then back-filled with earth. The effort of hauling timber over long distances soon helped to evolve the buildings by spacing the vertical log poles further apart and infilling with twigs and clay, an early form of wattle and daub. Attaching the roof to such a structure was more difficult and it became necessary to attach a wall plate across the top of the posts upon which the roof rafters could then be attached. With evolution it became clear that the posts no longer needed to be earthed into a trench but could be attached to a sill place below them to keep the building stable and avoid the log posts rotting in the earthen trench.

So the timber frame was formed and over time the skill and knowledge of medieval carpenters constructed some of the most beautiful and long lasting buildings in Britain.

The woodlands of Britain were the source for these buildings and coppice woodlands, with their productive yield of underwood for fires, charcoal and craft produce, aided the management of standard trees. These were predominately oak, which were felled and converted into the structural timbers for the traditional timber frame.

Early frames were often "cruck" frames. These were formed from a naturally curved tree, split down its length with the two mirroring halves joined at the peak. Pairs of crucks were then joined together to form a primitive frame. The addition of a collar or tie beam formed the A shape which give the cruck frame its strength and stability. In Britain, there are over 3,000 examples of these frames still in use. With improved tools and jointing, carpenters were able to create frames without the need for the curved cruck and hence the box frame was formed.

The simplest box framed structures consisted of corners and intermediate posts rising from the sill plate to the wall plate with tie beams running across at each end of the frame and at chosen intervals across the intermediate posts. Bracing was often achieved with wind braces, sometimes curved to avoid the frame from racking. One advantage of box frame construction was that the internal space could be squared or regularised as there were no protruding timbers as in cruck construction. A well designed building, however, can also make good aesthetic and practical use of crucks within the building.

The box frame has formed the basis for the most of the timber frames built up to the present day, the majority of them being built from oak. Oak needs to be grown to a good age, 70 to 80 years in the UK, before it is good enough to use for timber framing. This is because of the large amount of sap wood that the tree forms during its early years of growth. Other species have been used in the past, and in the future it will be necessary to use species grown as locally as possible to the construction site, opening up the possibilities of mixed species frames.


The community-owned, timber-framed, self-heating village shop

by Maddy Harland

In an economic climate where village shops are closing, woodsman Ben Law has helped his village open a new shop with a difference

The woodsman, Ben Law, is famous for building a roundwood timber frame house in his own woods in Sussex, getting permission for a new build in a Special Site for Scientific Interest and thereby changing a planning precedent in England. He enthralled millions on Channel 4's Grand Designs programme and his build was voted the best Grand Design ever.

So what does a man do to top that?

He builds a shop for his village for no personal fee, and agrees to underwrite the bill if the funding doesn't appear. Furthermore, he builds the new shop in four months, to budget, entirely from local materials.

A man of his craft

The picturesque village of Lodsworth in West Sussex is where Ben chose to live some years ago. First in a bender, then in a leaky caravan, and now in his woodland house. The woodland house marks the beginning of a new vernacular: roundwood timber framing. Since the original build - a synthesis of a traditional cruck frame with ecological design and materials - Ben has been practising his craft with other buildings in his region and training a team of people to help him. The shop in Lodsworth is his first industrial-scale building, and yet it is as stunning as his home.

Lodsworth had a village shop 15 years ago but, like in many villages across the country, it closed leaving local people with a 15 mile round trip to the nearest town to buy even a pint of milk. The villagers wanted their shop back and were keen that it should support local businesses and suppliers providing local produce.

They wanted a shop that could compete with the nearest supermarket on day-to-day staples, and not just be a pretty but expensive local retail outlet. They wanted it to function as drop-off and collection point for deliveries and be a centre for community information. The building had to have the highest ecological specifications, including generating its own electricity using photovoltaic panels.

In January 2009, with no funding and no acceptable design, let alone a team of builders, Ben was asked to get involved and he offered a design for a roundwood timber frame building, a design that came in at a quarter of the cost of an earlier proposal.

Local ownership

The community decided to raise funds from various private trusts and local councils. Because the build was to involve some training and introduced new skills - and there was an element of volunteering by local people on the project - the committee was very successful at raising funds from outside. They just had to raise a further £20,000 from the village.

To do so, 'The Lodsworth Larder' was turned into an Industrial Provident Society (IPS) with a shareholder scheme. Local people could buy a non-transferrable share for anything between £10 or £1,000, which allowed them one vote at the AGM. Critically, this is a model any village can replicate, even Ambridge!

Local materials

The shop was designed with a 79m2 (850ft2) footprint and is based on the same principles as the woodland house using timber from Ben's Prickly Nut Wood.

'The oak felled for the floor boarding, cladding and underfloor support beams was from derelict hazel coppice that hadn't been cut for 40 years. We restored the hazel stools and thinned out the oak canopy. A result of the coppicing was that during May over 30 violet helleborine orchids bloomed in that area,' says Ben.

The felled oak was taken to a sawmill in the parish (a mile away) and sawn, kiln dried, planed and delivered to the village shop site. It had travelled just two miles. Sweet chestnut formed the cruck frames, tie beams and lathes to take the lime plaster, and larch was used for the ridge pole and wall plates.

Ben used Douglas fir for the stud work and joists, and western red cedar for the roof shingles, both from the local Cowdray Estate. Ash, taken from derelict coppice, formed the internal windbraces. Ben even weaved the verandah infill panels from local hazel. He is passionate about using local timber, which, as often as not, is softwood that would more usually be sold as firewood or pulp for the mill.

Energy self-sufficiency

The building itself has no heating and is a passive solar design. The heat from the fridges is fed into a heat exchanger and pumped into the shop, but even last November the heat exchanger had to be used as a cooler rather than a heater because the levels of insulation are so high. Ben used sheep's wool and the walls are constructed with a double membrane to prevent cold bridging.

Electricity is provided by a 2.8kW array from Southern Solar and the lighting is all low energy and LED. There is no concrete in the building: like the prototype woodland house the foundations are padstones (reclaimed York stones), which bear the load.

Perhaps what is most amazing about this build is that it was started in June 2009 and the shop was opened for business on 7th November 2009. Ben built the shop with four experienced roundwood timber framers (who were paid) and, in true community style, others from the village and beyond got involved as and when they had time or when there was a particular need.

Evolving new patterns

So how does the Lodsworth Larder differ from the woodland house? 'This building meets industrial specifications and is engineered for load bearing required for a commercial building with storage,' observes Ben. 'Over eight builds we have also evolved and improved our jointing techniques, especially for roundwood framing. Many are unique.' The builds can also be up to 75 per cent cheaper than a conventional building.

But beyond cost and environmental specifications, Ben feels that a new architectural vernacular is being created and it is one that the planners like and actively support. The shop sits amongst the traditional old stone cottages with clay tile roofs in the village and yet it blends in seamlessly. It is a beautiful building.

And not without advantages of location, either: 'Being next to the pub, it's amazing how keen people are to nip out for a pint of milk,' Ben observes wryly.


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Unsaturated Fatty Acids

Siberian Cedar Nut Oil is one of the most effective products for the prolongation of life. Just why is it so beneficial? The fact is that Siberian Cedar Nut Oil is a rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids.

It turned out that Cedar nut kernels contain more protein than in many types of meat. Moreover, the protein from the Cedar nut is assimilated by the body almost completely, which is also a great rarity. In addition, the nut contains almost all the amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, and vitamins necessary for our body, as well as a wonderful collection of mineral substances and trace elements.

1. Unsaturated fatty acids constitute a prophylactic measure against atherosclerosis (the cause of one out of every two deaths!).

In the course of our entire lifespan a fatty substance is deposited on the walls of our vessels: bad cholesterol. At first, this results in the tissues and organs of our body receiving an insufficient amount of fresh blood, and the body begins little by little to become decrepit. In the end, the process may terminate with the complete obstruction of the vessels. At worst, the obstruction of the coronary arteries can lead to death from a heart attack; the obstruction of the vessels of the brain can lead to a stroke (cerebral hemorrhage); and the obstruction of the vessels of the extremities can lead to gangrene with the possibility of amputation. Unfortunately, heart attacks and strokes are affecting ever younger individuals.

You have no doubt heard that "like is dissolved by like." And so, there is a way to dissolve cholesterol deposits and to prevent cholesterol from being deposited in the future. To accomplish this, we need only to act on the fatty cholesterol with another, more active fat! These super-active fats include precisely polyunsaturated fatty acids.

In childhood I played table tennis. The success of the player in this sport strongly depends on the ability to put a spin on the ball - it makes it very difficult for the opponent to return. It is important here that the rubber covering on the paddle is perfectly clean and "clings" well. Over time, the covering becomes dirty and greasy, and putting a spin on the ball becomes impossible. My older friends suggested that I rub the covering with Siberian Cedar Nut Oil (an active fat), place the paddle in a plastic bag overnight, and in the morning wash the covering with soap. Indeed, after this procedure, the coverings were like new. This made a strong impression on me at the time, all the more so because good coverings were very expensive, and the ability to transform them in such a simple way seemed to be a miracle. But in principle, it was all very simple: the more active fat dissolved the fat on the coverings and, together with it, all the dirt. The situation is exactly the same with our vessels. The active polyunsaturated fatty acids of Siberian Cedar Nut Oil (omega-3 acids), taken regularly, dissolve cholesterol deposits on the walls of our vessels, and a person will never be taken ill with atherosclerosis!

2. Unsaturated fatty acids are the building material of the cells.

The casings of our cells, that is, the membranes, mainly consist precisely of polyunsaturated fatty acids. During the course of our vital activities, the membranes wear out, but are constantly renewed with the help of the "building materials" present in the organism. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are the most important of these. It is clear to everyone that, in the event of a lack of polyunsaturated fatty acids, the cells regenerate more poorly, and are more quickly destroyed and age. Especially dangerous is a deficiency of unsaturated fatty acids for the most delicate and vulnerable cells of the vessels of the brain and heart, and the heart itself.

3. Unsaturated fatty acids are prophylaxis against sudden death from cardiac arrest.

Cedar (Pine) Nut Oil

Scientists from the National Institute of Gerontology write: "At the present time, a connection has been demonstrated between the use of polyunsaturated fatty acids from natural products (Siberian Cedar Nut Oil contains unsaturated fatty acids - note R.D.) and so-called sudden death, which is usually regarded as a manifestation of acute cardiovascular pathology. In the USA, for example, it is well known that more than half of those who die suddenly did not have a history of cardiovascular disease, so therefore a practically universal prophylaxis is the most expedient course. It has been proven that even one dose of polyunsaturated fatty acids from natural products per week reduces the frequency of sudden death more than twofold. The presumptive influence of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the diet is a prophylactic measure for ventricular arrhythmias, myocardial hypoxia, and balancing the electrolyte metabolism and acid-base equilibrium."

Indeed, numerous sources indicate that a large number of people who died suddenly from cardiac arrest did not have any suspicion about possible problems with their heart. It is evident that, if the one-time use of polyunsaturated fatty acids from natural products in a week reduces the risk of sudden death more than twofold, the regular use of Siberian Cedar Nut Oil will provide much more benefit!

In addition to the three effects listed above, polyunsaturated fatty acids possess an entire range of remarkable beneficial properties:

  • polyunsaturated fatty acids reduce the risk of many cancers;
  • polyunsaturated fatty acids reduce arterial pressure (prophylaxis against dangerous hypertension);
  • polyunsaturated fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory effect;
  • polyunsaturated fatty acids strengthen the immune system (immunity is responsible for rejuvenation, etc);
  • polyunsaturated fatty acids improve the viscosity of the blood (prophylaxis against blood clots, etc.);
  • polyunsaturated fatty acids improve the condition of the skin, hair, etc.;
  • finally, unsaturated fatty acids possess a moderate anti-oxidant effect.

In a word, the use of Siberian Cedar Nut Oil is extremely important, beneficial, and vitally essential for us. Many specialists regard Siberian Cedar Nut Oil as one of the most effective substances for the prolongation of life and preventive treatment for a variety of diseases! I will only add that polyunsaturated fatty acids are not synthesized in the body and, just as several dozen other elements, must necessarily come from the outside.

Siberian Cedar Nut Oil may be used at any age (the earlier, the better). The effective dose is up to several grams in a twenty-four hour period. There are no side effects or contraindications - this is, after all, a natural product. A course of treatment should last one to two months, with two to three courses of treatment in a year.

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Any oil, whether it is plant, olive, burdock, or sea buckthorn, can be successfully replaced by cedar nut oil. This only serves to intensify its effect. But it is difficult to replace cedar nut oil with anything else, since it contains much more vitamin E - which is simply essential for our organism - than does olive or coconut oil. And it also contains a large quantity of valuable vitamin F.

Cedar nut oil has practically no contraindications, and is in high demand in cooking, in medicine, and even in cosmetology. It is the basis for various creams, masks, scrubs for the face and hands, perfumes, and lotions.

Cedar nut oil is simply essential for the hair. After all, it provides very meticulous care for the hair, makes it manageable and strong. In addition, cedar oil restores the structure of the hair, protects it from splitting, gives it luster, and makes combing easier.

Cedar nut oil for the hair - Folk recipes


This mask is intended for dry and damaged hair. It is made as follows:

Beat one egg yolk well and mix it with one tablespoon of cedar nut oil. Place the prepared mixture on the entire surface of the hair, with the exception of the roots, and wrap the hair in a towel. The longer the mask is kept on the hair, the more thoroughly will the hair become impregnated with the wholesome vitamins and substances. A minimum of one hour. It is recommended that this procedure be repeated once a week, and in one month the hair will be completely restored.


Mix one tablespoon of cedar nut oil with one tablespoon of strong, freshly brewed tea, and add one tablespoon of vodka. Place the prepared mask on the hair, rubbing it well both into the roots and over the entire surface, and leave it for two hours. After completing the procedure, wash your hair with shampoo. In order to eliminate dandruff completely, it is recommended that this procedure be repeated twice a week for a month.


Mix one tablespoon of kefir with one tablespoon of cognac, one tablespoon of cedar nut oil, one tablespoon of sea salt, and one tablespoon of honey. To this mixture add two tablespoons of onion juice, and place the resulting mask on the hair, rubbing it well into the roots and distributing it over the entire length of the hair. Place a heat cap over this, and leave it for one hour. After completing the procedure, wash the hair with shampoo, and rinse the hair with water to which apple vinegar has been added (in the proportion of 50:50).


Crush a handful of shelled cedar nuts very finely in a small mortar, gradually adding water a little at a time until a thick gruel is obtained. Pour the resulting gruel into a ceramic pot and place it into an oven preheated to 60 degrees C for one hour. The prepared milk should then be rubbed into the scalp each day over the course of two weeks. With regular use of this remedy, the hair can become twice as thick.

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This equipment and method of shelling Siberian Cedar Nuts brings the difference in the quality of "RINGING CEDARS OF RUSSIA" Siberian Cedar Kernels and Siberian Cedar Nut Oil

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This equipment and method of pressing Siberian Cedar Nuts brings the difference in the quality of "RINGING CEDARS OF RUSSIA" Siberian Cedare Nut Oil

The brand name "THE RINGING CEDARS OF RUSSIA" stands for business integrity, decency and the highest possible quality of product. All products marketed under this brand name convey the primordial power of Nature and the warmth of our hearts. We offer:

A variety of high-quality cedar products, including cedar nuts and cedar nut oil.

Huge plantations of cedar trees grow in the Siberian taiga, said to be the ecologically purest area of the world. The virgin forest of the taiga has never been treated with any chemicals or artificial fertilisation, nor abused by agricultural machines.

Cedar nuts (the seeds of the cedar tree) take two years to mature, during which time the tree accumulates a huge volume of positive cosmic energy. Crops of nuts are harvested manually by people lovingly devoted to this task, working in a pleasant environment without undue haste to create unique products full of positive energy reflecting the infinite powers of Nature. Specific preparations include:

We pick only cedar cones which fall naturally from the trees, thus ensuring that only ripe cones are selected. We always avoid hitting the trees to shake unripe cedar cones down (as happens with some other commercial operations) -- a practice which causes the nuts to lose their healing power.

Cones are then manually shelled with the help of wooden shell-removers. Nut centres are separated from their shells using wooden rollers.

Cedar nut oil and cedar nut flour marketed under our brand name are obtained by the cold-pressure method, using manual wooden oil-presses.

Cedar nut oil is then stored in special containers and packed in a small village near Novosibirsk by name "Kandayrovo" using unique technology to avoid any contact with metal. The whole process is strictly supervised to ensure it complies with all sanitary requirements.

Final products are placed in special packaging to prevent daylight penetration, and stored at a temperature of 0C to +5C to better preserve the product's natural components. The resulting product is a bright gold-coloured liquid with the pleasant smell of cedar nuts. It is a 100% natural product with strong healing powers.


Siberian Cedar nuts (cedar nuts) contain about 60% oil. They are therefore pressed to obtain Cedar nut oil, which is available on the market as a very expensive gourmet cooking oil. Cold pressing in all-wooden presses is preferred to retain the nutritional properties of nuts and derive the oil of highest quality.

The Cedar nut oil bearing "The Ringing Cedars of Russia" brand comes exclusively from wild-harvested Siberian Cedar nuts - one of the most nutritious Cedar nuts in the world. In comparison, other Cedar nut oils are usually pressed from the Italian pignolia Cedar nuts, which are not nearly as potent and are often harvested from trees growing in plantations. Our Siberian Cedar nut oil is extra virgin (100% cold pressed from freshly shelled raw Siberian Cedar nuts), whereas most Cedar nut oils on the market are either not cold pressed or even pressed from roasted (!) Cedar nuts, which significantly decreases the oil value. Finally, "The Ringing Cedars of Russia" Siberian Cedar nut oil is the only one which is available on the market anywhere in the world pressed with wooden presses in accordance with traditional techniques described in Vladimir Megre's life-changing book "The Ringing Cedars of Russia". In contrast, all other Cedar nut oils are pressed using steel presses, which immediately degrades them (contact with steel oxidizes some of the Cedar nut oil's most important ingredients such as vitamins, and is known to remove the 'life force' from the oil).

Cedar nut oil has also traditionally been used in ancient Russian and European natural medicine to cure a wide array of ailments - ingested (decreasing blood pressure, boosting immune system resistance, etc.) or applied externally (a range of dermatological disorders). It is also used in expensive cosmetics.

Cedar nut oil contains pinolenic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid, and is marketed in the U.S. as a means stimulate cell proliferation, prevent hypertension, decrease blood lipid and blood sugar, and inhibit allergic reactions.

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1/4 cup sliced scallions (green onions)
1 T + 1 T cedar nut oil
1 cup Uncle Ben's Converted Rice
2 cups vegetable stock
zest from one lemon (about 2 tsp. lemon zest)
juice from one lemon (about 2 1/2 T lemon juice, or more to taste)
1/3 cup chopped cilantro or parsley
1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper (about 1/2 pepper)
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/3 cup toasted cedar nuts


Heat 1 T oil in a large heavy pot with a tight-fitting lid. Add the scallions and saute 2-3 minutes, or until they are starting to soften. Then add the rice and saute 2-3 minutes more. Add the stock (being careful because it will sputter from the hot pan.) Bring rice to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer, cover pan, and cook 16 minutes. (Use a timer if you have one.)

While rice cooks, zest the lemon (grate off the yellow part of the peel), then squeeze lemon juice. (I would measure to be sure you have at least 2 1/2 T lemon juice, and squeeze another lemon if needed.) Finely dice 1/2 cup red bell pepper, and chop the cilantro.

After 16 minutes, check rice to be sure the stock is mostly absorbed, then turn off heat and let the rice sit covered for 5 minutes. Then uncover rice, fluff with a fork and let it cool for 20 minutes (to serve as a lukewarm side dish) or 40 minutes (to serve as a rice salad.)

When rice has cooled to your preference, combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped red bell pepper, chopped cilantro, and second tablespoon of cedar nut oil in a small bowl, then stir into the rice. Taste to see if you want a bit more lemon juice, and season to taste with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Toast cedar nuts in a dry pan for about 1 minute (until they barely start to brown, be careful not to burn!) Toss cedar nuts into the rice and stir again, saving a few cedar nuts to garnish the top of the serving bowl if desired. Serve immediately.

Serves 4-6


1 cup farro (found at gourmet stores)
2 large heirloom tomatoes
1 small cucumber
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons cedar nuts
1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons cedar nut oil
Juice from 1 lemon
3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 small jalapeno chile, seeded and finely chopped


Heat oven to 350F. Cook farro as directed on package; set aside.

Halve tomatoes. Scoop out and discard inner meat and seeds. Cut tomatoes into 1/4-inch pieces and place in a bowl.

Peel cucumber, halve lengthwise and scoop out seedy center. Cut cucumber into 1/4-inch pieces; add to tomatoes. Add garlic and onion.

Toast cedar nuts on a baking sheet in oven until slightly browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Add cooled farro, chickpeas, oil, lemon juice, parsley and jalapeno; stir to combine.

Season with salt and pepper and stir again. Marinate at room temperature about 20 minutes before serving.

Serves 4


1 pound whole wheat linguine
1/2 cup cedar nut oil
6 to 8 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
2 cups cleaned and sliced mushrooms
4 cups washed baby spinach
1/2 cup cedar nuts, lightly toasted
3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper


Cook pasta according to package instructions. Saute garlic in cedar nut oil a few minutes, then add mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms are just tender. Set aside. Place spinach into a colander.

When pasta is cooked, pour it with its cooking water over the spinach in the colander. As the pasta drains, its heat will cook the spinach. Transfer pasta and spinach to a large serving bowl. Add mushroom mixture and toss. Top with cedar nuts, cheese and pepper.

Serves 4

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Hi Vladimir,
I wanted to thank you for writing the Ringing Cedars of Russia series, they have made an immense difference to my life and will have a greater influence in the future. The books have inspired me to integrate my work and my beliefs and I believe will make my life and that of those around me a lot more joyous and simpler. I have bought a property about an hour outside Melbourne (Australia) and part of my business will be conducting wedding ceremonies sighting the rituals described in the book. The property is so beautiful and contains many of the features described - I thank you for inspiring me and reaching my heart.

If you make it to Australia one way , please come and visit.
Love Kerri

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I have read all nine books over a year ago and still feel the energy of Anastasia's words in my heart. Much love to her and to Vladimir and gratitude for sharing this earth story.

Paula Feather, Auckland, New Zealand

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Just a little note to thank you and Anastasia for this wonderful book. It came into my life at a specific moment, just to help more openings... This book has been given to me yesterday at a moment when I really needed help, needed to "turn a button" in myself. I finished it today and will read it a second time and find the others. Already today my heart is filled with internal songs and I have the chance to live in the center of France in front of a small wood of Cedars...
Thanks to Anastasia, to you, to your courage, thanks to life.

Olga Brix Meradjaudine Emamzadah, France


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History of Aromatherapy

For millenniums humanity has been discovering mysterious properties of plants. Knowledge obtained through experiments and researches and its systematization resulted in a new science - Aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is an art of healing by means of plant aromas. Aromatherapy emerged long before it was thought as a science. Have you noticed how easily you breathe when you are walking in a forest? How nice it is to feel piny wood scent and redolence of green pine needles and resin! This is a natural aromatherapy.

According to the first manuscripts with fragrance recipes aromatherapy has been used for 6000 years! In Egypt the use of aromatherapy is confirmed by earthenware tablets that described embalming process by means of aromatics.

Ancient people perfectly understood aromatic and therapeutic properties of plants. Contemporary civilization just begins to uncover the value of aromatherapy hidden treasures.

In the ancient times aromatic, antiseptic, antimicrobial and wound-healing properties of essential-oil plants were known and widely used from Babylon and Persia to India and China. In the old medical texts of these countries, written around 3000 years ago, many herbs and their utilization were described. Plants whose aromas were able to impact on consciousness were burned during religious ceremonies.

The resins that were used for incense were highly therapeutic; they influenced on respiratory system and immersed priests into meditative state. Egyptians applied fragrances from perfumery and cosmetics to medicine and mummification. Some perfume jars still smell with fragrance that was kept there 3200 years ago. Also Egyptians used aromas for skin care, washing clothes, added them into vine and food. Frankincense oil used to be burned in honor of Egyptian God Ra, it also was a great component in skin care recipes. Cedar and Myrrh oils were used for embalming. As it turned out essential oils of cedar and myrrh contained elements with strong prophylactic and antiseptic properties, which allowed mummies be preserved for a very long time. Egyptians acquired a reputation of perfume experts; however, they were not familiar with essential oil extraction methods and used only infusions and ointments.

Greeks continued researches in aromatherapy. They found new uses for essential oils in medicine. Ancient thinker and pharmacologist Pedanius Dioscorides wrote a book about healing with herbs "De Materia Medica". This book had been very popular in Europe for 12 centuries. Many recipes offered in this book are still useful today. Another Greek physician Hippocrates - the founder of contemporary scientific medicine composed a work where 236 plants and their medical use were described. Reflecting Greek philosophy of his time, Hippocrates approached patient as a unified whole and as a part of nature. He believed that plants contain medical elements in optimal combination and thus they heal better when unprocessed or as natural juices.

Romans based their knowledge on Greeks' aromatherapy achievements. Their innovation was in bringing aromatic plants and ingredients from Aravia and Eastern India. With new plants more deceases could be cured. Romans paid a lot of attention to the aromatic properties of plants. In antique Rome and Greece perfumery with floral scents was booming, the essential oils were widely used in steam baths as a daily ritual. Many Greek doctors served in Roman army and carried their aromatherapy knowledge through different countries. Ancient Greek philosophers believed that essential oils were given to people by Olympus Gods as a means of supreme light, awakening love.

After the collapse of Roman Empire, Arabic perfumers improved aromatherapy knowledge. They were the first who applied steam distillation for extracting essential oil from rose petals. This invention is believed to belong to Avicenna, philosopher and a physician of Middle East. He described more than 800 medical means that were mostly of botanical origin. In his book "The Canon of Medicine" he described steam distillation method which is used nowadays as well.

European aromatherapy was developing in medieval times. During crusades Arabic fragrances were spread over entire Europe. Plant's medical properties were intensively studied at the times of pestilence spread. Branches of lavender and cypress were burned on the streets. It was the only protection against Black Death that people knew.

In the ninetieth century with the development of synthetic pharmacology the importance of aromatherapy began to decrease. However, when it was noticed that synthetic products caused multiple complications the interest in aromatherapy arose again.

In 1930, French scientist-chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse put into practice a term of Aromatherapy. His family owned a perfumery fabric, and, according to the legend, Maurice, working in a laboratory, burned his hand badly. By reflex, he dipped his hand into lavender oil that was standing by. Later he was so amazed watching mystical recovery and disappearance of scars on his hand. As a result he dedicated his live to researches about essential oil cosmetic and dermatological properties.

French physician Jean Valnet significantly expanded uses of aromatherapy. He was using essential oils for disinfection of wounds and for internal organs spasms relieving. In 1964 he published a book "Practice of Aromatherapy" triggering the aromatherapy practice in Europe. Homeopathic clinics, practicing aromatherapy were build in Paris, Sveden and England where obvious rejuvenation properties of essential oils were studied.

Contemporary aromatherapy is first of all a prophylactic and healthful method of maintaining good psycho-emotional and physical fitness. It is a therapy that relieves everyday stress and prevents development of infirmity. In Canada, US, Europe and Japan thousands of aromatherapy clinics operate, aromatherapy books are published and scientific laboratories are working, continuing the tradition of aromatherapy use.

With the growing popularity of aromatherapy many people get familiarized with therapeutic properties of essential oils and start using them at home on a daily basis.

On the current market the world leading Essential Oil company is Young Living Essential Oils. Young Living's line of pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and essential oil blends are sourced from the world's finest plants. They are not diluted with chemical and synthetic additives and are carefully prepared to maintain plant integrity. This commitment to purity makes Young Living products the world's highest-quality essential oil line.

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Many great thanks to all of you who contributed to this success and to many who have supported this dream and vision with your love from near and far.

Shambhala-Shasta community has taken back 466 acres of prestine motherland. Free and clear. No debt. No Encumbrances. No liens. Free and clear!!!

To freedom, independance and sovereignty!!!

The community will steadily grow out from here as we are bordered on the east and north by national forests.

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