The Case for Coops
a sliver of light in the criminal enterprise called retail
Our products are sold in hundreds of retail stores across the US and abroad. This is something we have worked very hard to achieve but, it hasn't come without a very steep price. The sweetener market is a competitive one and when distributors and big retailers know this they take advantage of it by charging manufactures and farmers fee for everything from putting the products on the shelves to massive marketing allowances. These fees go directly to the retailer and distributors lining their pockets while picking yours and mine. Welcome to the criminal enterprise we call retail distribution.
I am sure you have noticed your grocery bill steadily climbing. I can assure you that none of those increases are making their way to farmers or smaller food manufactures. Those hard earned dollars are going right into the coffers of big corporations. In this economy that is tantamount to kicking a fellow when he is down.
A couple of weeks ago I was flipping through the paper and I saw Safeway had London Broil on sale for $2.29 per lb. I considered taking advantage of this deal but, something stopped me. While $2.29 is a very good price somebody is going to be paying the difference and it wasn't going to be Safeway. My dad was involved in the cattle ranching industry. While growing up I had the opportunity to witness first hand a farmers and ranchers life style and it is far from lavish. If it weren't for the fact that a lot of them have had their properties handed down to them for generations free from huge mortgages they would not be able to stay in business. When family farms and ranches go under they are often picked up for pennies on the dollar by large corporate interests that funnel billions of dollars to politicians and lobbyists. With this accumulated collective power they can influence our government to continue subsidies that fill their pockets and while picking ours even further. Much thought went into making my purchase and I sincerely wish more people would do this. I felt compelled to start making all of my buying decisions this way.
What ultimately made sense for me was to start making all of my food purchases at a coop. Coops are not-for-profit. The owners are the people who shop there. Each coop member owns a share of the store and can be instrumental in the running of the coop. Coops negotiate fair deals on local and healthy products without gouging the farmers or manufacturers. As a manufacturer we love doing business with coops because they are so fair and they pass whatever discounts we provide directly to the consumer. To find your local coop use this link: http://www.localharvest.org/food-coops/ . Whether you shop at Whole Foods or Safeway moving to a coop will benefit the community you live in and eventually benefit you.
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The world is so constructed that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also endure its pains. Like it or not, you cannot have one without the other.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish. It's measured by the opposition you encounter, and the courage with which you maintain your struggle against the odds.
You'll find all things are difficult before they are easy. The greater your obstacles, the more glory in overcoming them. So, make up your mind before you start that sacrifice is part of the package.
No pain, no gain;
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what the law of attraction have to do with it
Homeopathy is a type of medicine that originated in Germany over 200 years ago and founded by a physician, Samuel Hahnemann. We know that both physicians and physicists discover the laws of the universe that science is based on. For example Sir Isaac Newton developed the Three Laws of Motion and the Law of Gravity, however the later was expanded by Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Further are many more laws, one has become popularized, the Law of Attraction, via the book and movie The Secret .
Homeopathy and Law of Attraction share the same basic philosophy that “like cures like” or “like attracts like”. In the Law of Attraction, which has it's original roots long ago with Albert Einstein and perhaps even prior, the basis is you get what you think about, most of the time. For example is your focus on how sick you are? Then in theory you are attracting more sickness. Einstein is thought to have said, “Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” In the example given above, let's switch the focus, on health, which begets better health.
Like cures like, or the “Law of Similars” is the philosophy used by Homeopathic M.D.'s, N.D.'s, D.C.'s and many more who take up the practice of this type of medicine. The attempt is to match the person/patient's mental, emotional, and physical symptoms, especially with the “rare and peculiar” ones, that will help correlate to a plant, animal, mineral, or other type of “remedy”. When two frequencies get matched up (the person and the remedy) they cancel each other out and the body is restored. This allows someone who has been stuck in fear, grief, depression, or a myriad of other conditions to be able to experience other emotions that are a healthy and normal response. Homeopathy is not just for mood problems but can even aid in trauma and chronic health conditions. It is safe and effective for children and pets as well.
One now Naturopathic Doctor came to practice this medicine as she was a patient suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis and was treated with homeopathy years ago, and today as a 60 some year old she can do the splits! There are many types of medicines out there, however not many can touch all levels of a human, with mind, body and spirit as homeopathy can.
Believe that miracles can happen!
In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Dr. Alisha N.D.
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Emptiness Becomes Openness
Saying Thank You
We may have become accustomed to asking for help from the unseen world—whether from angels, guides, or ancestral spirits—but sometimes we may forget to close our connection afterwards with a thank you. When we connect to these energies for assistance, it is much like a phone connection. Forgetting to close the conversation with a proper “goodbye” is like not hanging up. While that line is still connected, others can have trouble getting through, while in the meantime, batteries are being drained. Saying “thank you” is a way of releasing our concerns into trusted hands and getting out of the way so that the universe’s divine order can work on our behalf.
As spiritual beings, we may talk about “staying connected,” but our connection needs to be with our source. We can plug in and recharge, but we run on batteries in between, and every connection we make utilizes some of our personal power. Even being surrounded by people that energize us has its limits, and at some point we will feel ready to go off on our own to do what is ours to do. Instead of trying to be constantly connected, we can turn to these beings for help in a way that is more like placing an order. We contact them, ask for what we need, and then say thank you and goodbye.
Beings of light don’t require our gratitude; it is an energetic acknowledgement of trust and release that benefits us. When we bring ourselves to a sense of being grateful, we affirm that what we have asked is already done. Then we can move forward with confidence to do the things we are meant to do, while knowing that all will be well.
Low Glycemic No Added Sugar Super Easy Celery Salad
(makes 6 servings)
Carbs Per Serving: 6.5 g
Prep Time:<15 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Celery provides an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber. It is a very good source of folic acid, potassium, and vitamins B1 and B6. Celery also offers a good source of vitamin B2 and calcium. Celery's best feature is that is refreshing, delicious and makes an awesome salad!
6 stalks celery
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dill
2 tablespoons Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a dash Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
Using a food processor, finely chop celery, garlic, and green onions.
Place in a bowl and whisk in the lemon juice,dill, cracked pepper, vinegar, Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a dash Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder, mixing well.
Whisk in olive oil and mayonnaise and continue to whisk until well blended.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
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