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Colloidal Silver: A Natural and Safe Antibiotic

Colloidal Silver: A Natural and Safe Antibiotic

A Traditional Antibacterial Remedy Before we had modern drugs, colloidal silver was our primary clinical antibiotic. This suspension of microscopic silver particles in water is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that speeds wound healing, treats infections, and has both antiviral and antifungal properties. Colloidal silver is regaining popularity for its ability to cure infectious diseases, including… Continue Reading

Face Reading: A Mother and Daughter Comparison

Face Reading: A Mother and Daughter Comparison

More Than Genetics Using traditional Chinese Face Reading we can decode the messages our faces reveal. As an example, let’s examine this mother and daughter photo. When your diet and lifestyle are right for you, your vital energy and innate beauty shine through unhindered. But if you’re not in balance, if there’s an energetic snarl… Continue Reading

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Identify Leaky Gut with Face Reading

DIY Diagnosis You can detect leaky gut (intestinal hyper-permeability) by looking in the mirror. Over centuries, Chinese medicine developed a sophisticated system of correspondences between outward signs and the internal organs; such as, for example, that the lower lip region reflects colon health. So take a look. If your lower lip is toned, uniformly colored… Continue Reading

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    • Eliminate what’s hurting your gut, and then it can start to mend. Our bodies are hardwired to heal. There are specific diet and lifestyle adjustments that expedite healing.

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Startled Into Eating Meat Again

Eating Meat Helped Resolve My Invasive Cancer As a longtime fan of yours, I remember reading that when you had cancer, you started eating meat again. I’m at a dietary crossroads myself and would love to know why you made the shift. —Syl Stenhouse, London, England In 1989, after twenty years of macrobiotics, then renowned… Continue Reading

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  1. Hi Rebecca ! It has been decades since I last saw you. What fun to read your advice on FB. I, too, was macrobiotic for about 15 years, which saved the life of my daughter, Allana. You and Sandy were central in that miracle. After that, with working intensively “in the world”, I realized my body, spirit, and mind needed more. I added fish and chicken, and later added animal orotein a few times a week. With the grass fed, happy farm options available to us, meat is a rich and tasty addition. Where ther was once rice, I am now grain free, and my gut is happy. Allana is now a superb Functional Medicare Practitioner. Sending you love, Karen

    • Karen…How lovely to hear from you. Not long ago I was recalling you and a colorful piece of your art that hung in our home. Nice to hear of Alana. Yes, thanks be for how diet changes helped her at a critical time.

      Indeed, globally, our digestive prowess has declined resulting in an increasing number of people who cannot tolerate grains. Good on you for tracking your own needs and adapting as necessary. Much love to you, Rebecca

  2. Hi Rebecca…thanks for sharing this important story with us. After taking some of your classes in Boulder, I practiced macrobiotics and ended up with ovarian cysts. There seemed to be a link with soy products for me. Now that most soy is GMOed, do you still eat it?

    On another note, I’m curious as to how you liked living in Crestone? My husband Marlow and I are considering retiring in the San Luis Valley area, and I remember you, Peggy Markel, and Jill (Gillian) living there. Would you recommend that climate/area? I have chemical sensitivity and have to live where the air and water are clean. I hope all continues to be well with you. Sue Seecof and I were reminiscing about you and your lovely family recently…fond memories, for sure.

    Thanks, lovely,

    Allenda (I worked at the Green Mtn. Grainary Herb Shop)

    • Hi Allenda, Lovely to hear from you and recall rich memories. Re. soy, the relevant question for you is: are you able to assimilate soy? The number of people unable to tolerate soy continues to grow. YOu mention chemical sensitivities. That suggests corresponding digestive issues in which case I’d consider an elimination diet to identify problematic foods. Re. Crestone, yes, it’s a remarkable area. Check it out; and good luck in finding your perfect spot.

  3. The same thing happened to me! I was vegan/vegetarian for many years and a nutrionist told me to start eating animal protein.I feel much better now, though I continue to eat a mainly plant based diet.

  4. Dearest Rebecca,

    You continue to inspire and inform. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and wisedom. And the beautiful photo of Snow-capped Mount Shasta.

    Happy Thunder Moon

The Tibetan Book of Health: Sowa Rigpa, the Science of Healing

A just published book by Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, The Tibetan Book of Health, is loaded with remarkable health tips and practices. I highly recommend it to all students of alternative medicine and to everyone seeking better health. Tibetan medicine shares similarities with both Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. It remains, however, a decidedly unique modality with… Continue Reading

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Recovery Clothing Helps Healing

New Fabric Supports Healing Want to tap in to your body’s own healing energy? Change your clothes! Wearing clothing made with a new type of fabric can actually promote healing from within. This fabric is imbued with ceramic (yes, you read that right!) and emits far infrared (FIR) healing properties. Far infrared or thermal radiation… Continue Reading

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  1. On a subtle or maybe not so subtle level I wonder if the infrared clothing would assist with some detoxification and water structuring in the body in the same but less intense way that full infrared saunas do. In a super perfect world I would want to ground anyone wearing tight polyester since it I suspect it retains some electricity that is not natural to us. Microfiber polyester sheets for example are extremely static-y when compared to cotton sheets. – Thank you for your wonderful blog!

  2. Is it possible that wearing infrared clothing will help relieve 20 years of night sweats caused by menopause? I don’t eat sugar or caffeine and I’ve never used alcohol.

    • Charie, There are no “magic bullets” be it a superfood or infrared clothing. One of largest impacts on our health is our daily diet. I’m confident that the right-diet-for-you will address your night sweats. And infrared clothing may provide additional ease. Good luck. And if you wish direction, consider a diet consultation with me.

  3. Very interesting Ms.Wood, I’ve suffered with lower back issues for 17 years and now after 5 surgeries, I’m feeling a little better. Will this new infrared clothing help me feel better? Thank you

    • Gaston, infrared clothing supports recovery as it increases body warmth and energy and so enhances circulation. To the degree it will support your recovery, I could only surmise. Good luck.

What to Eat for How You Feel

A newly published cookbook offers practical steps to enhance your health and energy. Divya Alter’s What to Eat for How You Feel is based on a living Ayurvedic tradition and is remarkable for conveying primal, jargon-free information. The book’s recipes are vegetarian, but the information shared is relevant for all dietary preferences. What to Eat… Continue Reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Red Radishes

This recipe is adapted, with permission, from Divya Alter’s excellent book, The New Ayurvedic Kitchen: What To Eat for How You Feel.  Brussels sprouts are one of those compelling vegetables: you either love them or hate them. With their bitter, pungent, and sweet tastes and heating qualities, Brussels sprouts and red radishes are ideal for… Continue Reading

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