Thursday, November 21, 2013

Another Way The FDA is Trying to Kill Organic Farming

Raspberries from my home garden. No chemicals. Lots of poop.

Buy local. Buy Organic. Grow your own food. 

So this morning on NPR I hear a story about how the FDA is trying to impose major restrictions on organic farmers using manure on their crops because of health dangers.


Manure, something that is natural and has been used since the dawn of agriculture, is a bigger danger than Round Up, chemical fertilizers and all the other shit our food supply and planet is being subjected to???

Just another example of a government agency in the pocket of Big Ag and Pharm that has NONE of our interests at heart. Organic farmers already have safe guidelines for how they use manure...this is just another bullshit regulation aimed at undoing all the progress that is being made in going back to more natural ways of raising food.

Don't let them fool you. Support local farmers and organic farming. Vote with your dollars with every meal you eat.

To your good health,
Teal Chimblo Fyrberg

Blissful Body Yoga is located deep in the beauty and magick of the Appalachian mountains, in Asheville, North Carolina.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Beat the Flu Naturally The Wise Woman Way

I have never had the flu shot...ever. I haven't had the flu in over 25 years. Not even when I was teaching over 1200 students a week in inner city schools in Houston. I focus on building my health, all the time, year round, and I don't depend on things that are proven to have very limited effectiveness and are full of mercury and the goddess knows what else.

If you are looking for alternatives to the flu shot and want to build your immune system overall, here are some nice suggestions from master herbalist Susun Weed:

To your growing and glowing good health!
Teal Marie

Blissful Body Yoga is located deep in the beauty and magick of the Appalachian mountains, in Asheville, North Carolina.

Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad, Gluten Free

Last weekend I went to a WONDERFUL workshop presented by Jude at Celtic Soul Craft. In addition to an amazing day of shamanic journeying, deep sharing with fantastic women and art making (we made ancestor holders) we also had a lovely potluck lunch. Everything was SO good, and gluten free was a big topic of discussion. Almost all the food was sans gluten.

The wonderful women liked my salad so I thought I would share it with you, as well as them. My amazing husband, Mike, made the cool design on the top with zucchini. He really is the perfect man... really.

You could use any roastable veggies in time I will toss in a bit of sauteed kale as well. I feel all dishes should include kale:)

Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad

1 head of cauliflower, broken/chopped into bite size florets
1 smallish rutabaga, chopped
1 smallish celleriac, chopped
2 large parsnips, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
1 red bell pepper
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsps fresh ginger, chopped
salt, pepper, seasonings of your choice (I used some basil, thyme, paprika)
3-4 Tbs olive oil

Place above ingredients in a big and toss until all the veggies are coated, then place them all on two big sheet pans and roast in the oven for about 30-40 min. at 375 degrees (F).

2 zucchinis, peeled with a julienne peeler (so it looks like a pile of zucchini spaghetti.)

(Good to make this a little ahead of time, even the night before for flavors to combine.)
Juice of 2 oranges + one lemon.
A little zest from the oranges and lemon
olive oil
1-2 tsp of mustard (we used out local Lusty Monk, made here in Asheville.)
1-2 tsp fresh ginger, chopped very fine
salt, pepper

Mix well - we put it in the blender for a few seconds.

Putting It All Together
Throw the roasted veggies back in the bowl and toss with the dressing. 
Put the zucchini strings on the bottom of a large casserole dish, like a wee nest for the veggies.
Spoon the veggies on top.

If you have another zucchini or some other veggies you can make a design on top.

Enjoy and share the nourishment with your family and friends!

To your health!
Teal Marie

Blissful Body Yoga is located deep in the beauty and magick of the Appalachian mountains, in Asheville, North Carolina.