Better diet for living longer and saving the planet. How about pureed vegetables for kids? Genes controlled by the power of thought! Is the southwest headed for a megadrought? Plus, a look into the GMO biotech industry.
CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS
The localization movement to shift global and corporate power back to people and communities
Helena Norberg-Hodge is an author, activist and filmmaker who is regarded by many as a pioneer of the “new economy” global movement. Earth Journal included Helena among the 10 major environmentalists and she has appeared worldwide in the media.
Educated in Sweden, Germany, Austria, England and the United States, she specialized in linguistics, including studies at the University of London and at MIT. Since 1975, she has worked with the people of Ladakh, or “Little Tibet” in the western Indian Himalayas, to find ways of enabling their culture to meet the modern world without sacrificing social and ecological values. For these efforts she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, or ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’.
Helena is the founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture based in the US and UK, an organization that examines the root causes of our current social and environmental crises, while promoting more sustainable and equitable patterns of living. She is also a founding member of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, and a co-founder of both the International Forum on Globalization and the Global Ecovillage Network.
Helena’s book, Ancient Futures, has been described as “an inspirational classic”. She is also the producer and co-director of the award-winning film, “The Economics of Happiness”, which sheds light on the failures and destruction wrought upon societies from corporate globalization and outlines a new economics based upon localization to rebuild communities. Her website is LocalFutures.org
In health and nutrition, new info on exercising and gut flora, selenium and better mood, foods that protect against ovarian cancer, and solitude can enhance your relationships. Also, direct brain-to-brain connection established between humans!
All the latest in health and healing, plus commentary, environmental updates, exploration of epigenetics, and how meat eaters are tipping the balance of world consumption.
Gary discussed health and nutrition as well as played two great videos. Here are the links:
1. Dr. Peter Breggin - Psychiatric Drugs Are More Dangerous than You Ever Imagined
2. Students respond to Obama’s claim that this is the “best time in human history”
Latest news in health and healing, plus important commentary, environmental updates, and thoughts on poverty in the US.
The latest on health and healing, plus commentary on american exceptionalism, views on homelessness and poverty, and the dangers of recreational prescription drug use.
Today, the latest in health and healing, including pumpkins and diabetes, coenzyme Q10 and veteran gulf war syndrome, an herb to beat cancer, and black sesame seeds reduce high blood pressure.
Also today alternative treatments for children to develop natural immunity.
And more …
Speaking with Ray McGovern about his recent arrest in NYC and what is America becoming
Ray McGovern served as an Army intelligence officer and a CIA analyst under 7 presidential administration, from the John F. Kennedy White House to that of George H. W. Bush. Among his duties was preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which was a one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s most senior national security advisers. He was responsible for the analysis of Soviet intelligence regarding Vietnam. Since retiring from government service, he has been one of our nation’s most vocal peace activists and journalists and helped create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose the way intelligence was being falsified to “justify” war on Iraq. Last Thursday, Ray was again arrested for attempting to attend a NYC lecture appearance by General David Petraeus, which he had a ticket to attend. Earlier he won a civil rights suit against the State Department for a brutal arrest while protesting a speech by Hillary Clinton
Ray’s opinion pieces appear in many leading newspapers here and abroad. He holds degrees in theology and philosophy from Fordham University, is a graduate from Harvard Business School and has a certificate of theology from Georgetown University. His website is RayMcGovern.com and more of his writings can be found on ConsortiumNews.com