The Perfect Detoxification

Most popular approaches to wellness involve some sort of immediate or ongoing detoxification. A simple search will reveal a large number of health-oriented websites promoting various detoxification philosophies and/or programs. One could assume by this that detoxification is essential for obtaining and maintaining personal health and wellbeing. Thus, the question: Is detoxification (cleansing) necessary to […]

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The Value Of Seeds

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV) celebrated its third anniversary February 24, 2011 with the arrival of seeds for rare lima beans, blight-resistant cantaloupe, and progenitors of antioxidant-rich red tomatoes from Peru and the Galapagos Islands. The arrival of these collections, including many drought- and flood-resistant varieties, comes at a time when natural and human-made […]

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DISTILLED WATER — THE ELIXIR OF LIFE

Water (from the Old English waeter; c.f German “Wasser,” from PIE *wod-or, “water”) is a tasteless, odorless and colorless substance in its pure state according to standard scientific definitions. Yes, contrary to the promoters of bottled water, pure water is scientifically tasteless. The difference that one detects in tastes of water comes from the presence […]

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