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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:35

Signature Ailments and Cures

AnitatropicalblSMALLMr. Green Jeans through the looking glass

I just read a really good article on the Web that, of course, I didn't bookmark and can't find again, on the new fad of being gluten-free. Alas, it triggered memories of what I call "Signature Ailments and Cures" across the many decades I have been a resident of this big blueberry in sky.

When I was a child, I watched a kiddie show hosted by Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshum). His sidekick was farmer/handyman, Mr. Green Jeans (Hugh Brannum). Green Jeans was the voice of natural healthiness. I would sit on the floor, in front of our  black and white TV, munching on my Skippy peanut butter and Welches' grape jelly sandwich on fluffy Wonder Bread, totally ignoring what he was saying about "eat your vegetables."

Published in Anita Burns, Editor
Saturday, 30 March 2013 11:44

Heartlines and the Web

heartline-and-the-webThe Amanita Rubescens Experience

Publisher's Description:
I find a fungus one autumn in a grassy area of a town park. I identifiy it as Amanita Rubescens, the Blusher. I cook and eat it. It affects me, the ripples begin. I am curious to know more. Others get involved. It is prepared as a medicine at a homoeopathic pharmacy, then a group take part in a trial, a Proving. We clarify its medicinal potential. This is then confirmed in homoeopathic practice. Found, tested, prescribed.

This book tells this story and indicates the scope and impact of the medicine. We see its relevance for people at the present time. It is needed.

Published in Health and Healing
Saturday, 30 March 2013 11:40

Heal the Hidden Cause

Heal-the-Hidden-CauseUsing the 5-Step Mind Detox Method

Publisher's Description:
Exploring the straightforward theory that there must be a reason why people aren't enjoying the life they want, this perceptive examination allows readers to uncover their personal stumbling blocks. Using the five steps to Sandy Newbigging’s Mind Detox Method, unhealthy beliefs that cause physical and emotional problems can be rooted out and eradicated. These powerful techniques can simplify therapy and provide useful tools for letting go of emotional baggage, clearing the path towards achieving one’s goals. More than just a tool for emotional betterment, this insightful guide demonstrates that dealing with inner conflicts can improve chronic pain, digestive issues, problem skin, and other physical maladies, thereby allowing for more effective life enjoyment.

Published in Health and Healing
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:20

Astrology and Food


aries2Aries – Ruled by Mars
General Food Advice: Drink lots of liquids, especially cool drinks, include foods that support liver and kidney function. Cooling foods are best.
Eat: yogurt, raw vegetables, fruits, cold to moderately warm foods, wheat, fish, beans, brown rice, olives, cucumber, spinach, apricots, pumpkin, banana, fig. vegetable juices
Avoid: spicy or stimulating foods.
Foods that strengthen Mars’ energy, promoting courage, assertiveness, strength, sexual energy:
Artichoke, asparagus, banana, basil, beer, black pepper, carrot, chili peppers, chocolate, coffee, cranberry, garlic, ginger, mustard, radish, tea, watercress

Published in Astrology

Anita Burns -

anitagreysweaterWhether or not the law on the ballot for labeling Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) passes in California or not, you might not want to eat foods with GMOs if they can be avoided. My guess is that it will be a very long time before we really know which foods have been modified and which have not.

The scary part is that GMOs are so prevalent, it is nearly impossible to avoid them all. If you buy into Monsanto's motto that GMOs are save, then go ahead and eat them. At least you won't be stressed by trying to figure out how to not eat them.

I personally don't believe that they are safe. Too many tests from independent (read, not affiliated with Mosanto) have warned us about them. The Institute for Responsible Technology is one. http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers. Their website cites infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in our internal organs and the gastrointesitnal system as effects of eating GMO foods. There's a lot more from other organizations and even the FDA repeatedly warned that GMO foods cause dire problems. They wanted more study, but Monsanto dismissed that recommendation in a fit of hissy and went ahead with dollar signs in their eyes.

If genetically modified foods are so safe, why are they spending billions of dollars trying to keep from labeling products that contain the evil little buggers?

So what can you do? Learn which products are modified.

One of the main offenders is corn. GMO Corn is rampant. It is in so many things it's impossible to list them all. Even some vinegars are distilled from GMO corn. It is in animal feed so if you eat anything but organic, grass-fed meat, you are probably getting GMOs. According to the FDA, 73 percent of U.S. corn crops are genetically modified.

Published in Food for Health
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:45

My Healing With the Law of Attraction

Luke Broad -

Luke-BroadIn 2007 I was diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease - an inner ear disorder that causes violent attacks of tinnitus, which is so loud that I was virtually deaf in the affected ear.  The tinnitus then causes dizziness, which results in vomiting.  Attacks are unpredictable and can come at any time anywhere.  The specialists told me that there was no cure and that the illness could result in permanent deafness in the affected ear.  All they could do was prescribe me the strongest medication possible that supposedly helped to reduce the frequency of the attacks.  This illness dominated my life for two years.  During this period, I was backpacking and my enjoyment would often be interrupted by violent attacks of this illness.  Attacks became so frequent that I had to return home.  When I arrived home, I was bedridden for a number of weeks with one attack after another.

When I first began learning about the Law of Attraction, two years earlier, I was depressed and living undesirable circumstances.  I felt trapped by my contract in the British Armed Forces, so much so that I developed a desire to commit suicide.  If I had not come across the Law of Attraction, I would probably not be here today.  I began imagining myself on the beach in Australia and I trained my mind into a state of belief and positive expectation.  Just three months later, I was on a beach in Australia and I was a qualified fitness instructor! 

So, two years later, when I reached the point where I was bedridden for a number of weeks because of my illness, I decided to change my mindset regarding my illness.  I threw my medication in the bin and I began visualizing myself back in Australia, in a bar with my friends sipping champagne.  I visualized myself as healthy and I imagined myself telling a family member the story of how I used my mind to heal myself.  I believed in my vision and I imagined it with conviction and clarity.  I trained my belief and expectation and I began feeling optimistic, excited and eager, even whilst I was bedridden with dizziness and vomiting.  One month later, my attacks stopped.  Three and a half months later, I was back in Australia, in a bar with my friends sipping champagne!

Published in Power of the Mind
Sunday, 30 September 2012 18:52

Archangel Raphael

Patron Angel of all those in the field of medicine --

by Desiree Szaabo --


A story of healing.  Have you ever dealt with aging parents?  This particularly situation is close to my heart.  I received a call on August 31st at the assisted living facility where my mom had been residing.  She had fallen twice in her room in the past two weeks, in the middle of the night. The graveyard-nursing shift had been making their usual rounds and had found her on the floor.

It is a shocking sight to see your loved one, bruised up with cuts. I asked the caregivers on duty how could we as children of our parents prevent this from happening again. My mom just did not seem her usual cheerful joyful self. She could not remember simple questions that I addressed to her such as what day is it? Or what year it was. She seemed confused. Her eyes did not have the usual spark or twinkle in it. There was a glaze that had not been there before. She started to nod off in her chair and fall asleep.

I asked Archangel Raphael and myself what on earth was happening to my mom.  She had lost her will to live. She seemed to be deteriorating. She seemed so child like. The assisted living facility caregivers and I decided to take action and set up an appointment with her family doctor. Her doctor told me that it was old age as well as the body’s organs starting to shut down. I asked myself how was I supposed to again help my mom. I asked Source and Archangel Raphael for help regarding my fears, worries and concerns for my mom’s well being. I examined in my mind over and over again, my relationship as a daughter to my mom, as well as my duty to her for the best health care possible.

The hardest part for me was when the office manager informed me that she was being admitted to the hospital. She was not eating and just wanted to sleep. In the hospital she kept on saying over “no more mama, no more. “I just want to lie down and go to sleep”.

My brother, my daughter and I visited her a couple nights ago. It just so happened that we arrived all with in a few minutes. I felt that Archangel Raphael and Source was trying to convey a message to us. My mom kept on pointing up to the heavens.  She kept on telling us to take care of ourselves.  We left wondering if that were the last time we would ever see her.

Published in Angels
Sunday, 01 July 2012 10:21

Diets Don't Work. So Why am I on One?

diets-dont-work-so-why-am-i-on-oneBefore I begin, I want to say that I have no problem with other people’s body size. If that is a life-choice, wonderful. I don’t think less of anyone because of their body shape. We all have our comfort zones.

This rant is ONLY about me. I am accustomed to looking a certain way. That image of myself ties in with a zillion neuron’s that connect to my sense of well-being.

Over the years, of course I have adjusted that comfort image a little. I weighed 98 pounds when I was first married at eighteen. I crept up to 110 and stayed there until a  hysterectomy in my late thirties, when it shot up to 120. That’s where I stayed—until recently. I definitely don’t want to go back to 98 pounds, but 125 would be good. It will be perfect, in fact.

For centuries, or so it seems, I have been preaching from the food pulpit that diets don’t work. I still believe that, but as age creeps up on my A$$ and my metabolism goes equally south, I find myself in a dilemma. My life has taught me the valuable lesson of eating Real Food instead pretenders-of-food, for health and keeping the weight off, but now I see that sometimes it isn’t enough, especially for women of a certain ripeness.

Published in Food for Health
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 17:57

All How You Look at It

alan cohenI have been a vegetarian for many years for all kinds of reasons: health, morality, energy, ecology, and on and on. I don’t think everyone should be a vegetarian, and I have never proselytized. I think everyone should follow their own body’s guidance toward food that works for them. I just know what works for me.

When Dee and I grew a family of dogs, we decided to feed them meat. That was a big decision for us, since we had never had meat in the house. But we love our “kids,” and we want them to be happy.  Why impose our diet on them? So we buy them canned dog food and cook meat for them.

Published in Alan Cohen
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 17:15

Editor's Thoughts - MMMM MMMM Good

Chef AnitaI know I've been on a political rant lately. The conservative war on women just got my hackles up. But I can take only so much intensity before I just say, F&*$k it and turn my attention to something that won't raise my blood pressure so much. Oh, I'm still doing what I can to turn the tide of destruction of all that we have fought so hard for as women, but I'm taking an anger break and will continue to fight with my vote, plus spread the word via social media. In the meantime, I am focusing on something else dear to my heart, REAL FOOD COOKING.

I have put aside my great American Novel for a bit and am concentrating on something I have wanted to write for a long time—cook books, starting with my favorite goodie of all all time, home-made Bread. Home made bread is so sublime that I hate it when I'm too busy to bake and have to buy my bread. Right now, my house smells amazing because I am testing bread recipes for the book. The only problem is it goes so fast I only get a slice or two before I am staring at a deflated, empty bread bag populated with lonely crumbs.

Published in Food for Health
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