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Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I am going to post about water later this evening, with trepidation... I've been learning a lot about it myself as of late and while it's not that dire, it's been eye opening. Water is obviously vital to our survival, I might even go so far as to say that it is at the top of the list in terms of importance. There is a lot of variety in the quality of water, it's not just water is water, there are different tastes, minerals, ways of processing, etc, and each kind has it's energetic significance to our health. In Chinese Medicine and in any medicine, water is what nourishes us and often is overlooked as being a healing source. Most people simply don't drink enough good water, either from lack of access or lack of habit. One of my earliest memories is drinking from a fresh spring in Switzerland, I have no idea if it is that clean anymore but it was delicious - rarely do we find ourselves saying 'wow! that was delicious water!', because people think water is tasteless, but it's not.

Also, a very interesting documentary is coming to theaters this week: Food, Inc. which is an expose on the mass production of food, Michael Pollan who wrote In Defense of Food 'An Eaters Manifesto' is featured in it as well. I can't wait to see it.

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