Guest Columnists

Guest Columnist #70 - Zanne

    There are quite a few people in this world that are under the impression that if something food related is on the market for mass consumption it can’t be THAT harmful for you.  After all, the few people running our country are certainly doing everything they can to protect the public. I have a hankering to chat about artificial sweeteners, so lets.

Guest Columnist #70 - Sera - January column

    These days, I've been thinking too much. Too excited to live, too wide awake to sleep, drinking too much coffee and zipping around on my bike. Letting my eyes catch on everything I find inspiring or beautiful - ivy overtaking an empty house with molding like wrought iron, sunsets magnified in the angles formed by alleyways, skylines like the jagged-toothed smiles of a stranger in the fog, the leftover sting of adventure in the eerie stillness. My physical life has been pretty tranquil, compared to the past few years where it has been non-stop.

Guest Columnist #70 - Memorial for Sera

    "I promise you nothing and I accept your promise, of the same wave we are riding which may either carry or crash, life is a journey, and I want to go."
—Nikki Giovanni

Guest Columnist #68: Sisters of the Road

     Constant movement and constant chaos take up much of the rebel girl's time. From the backwoods to the trainyard to the urban jungle camp, it's had for a gal to keep clean and healthy. Stress and poor nutrition (or near-starvation) combined with the lack of showers bring on a variety of problems. Add in the unhealthy aspects of a healthy sex drive and the problems increase... Luckily, the solutions can be just as low-tech and cheap as the weeds around you.

Guest Columnist #68 - Sera Bilezikyan: Joey

Rockabilly in the Morning, Reflections on the Death of Joey Ramone
Sera Bilezikyan

Guest Columnist #67 - Zanne

    I have my own personal beef with the medical industry, it started consciously around the time I turned 15, eventually all the situations I went through led me to find other paths and made me ultimately become much more aware of my body, how it works, and how to take care of it. I started studying natural medicine 5 or 6 years ago on my own, and have been working at a really quirky independent health food stores for over two years, all that time in the supplement/nutrition department soaking up as much knowledge about natural medicine as possible.

Guest Columnist #67 - Coyote: Echinacea

     Purple cone flowers are a perfect starting point for budding herbalists (forgive the pun). They are highly useful as medicine, with a long, long history of use. They are easy to grow, easy to use and have no known toxicity. The seeds included with this paper are E. purpuren because in purpurea the leaves contain the medicinal substances as well as the roots. This means that, unlike the more potent E. angustifolia, you can harvest a little medicine without having to kill the plant.

Guest Columnist #67 - Coyote's Garden

     When do you keep the mash and throw away the spirits? When you're saving tomato seeds, that's when.
     Were it not for the fact that the some of the frazzled seeds that I fermented last summer have already sprouted... they were about 1/16 inch high on the day of the winter solstice I would still be doubting it myself.

Guest Columnist #67 - Kitchen Remedies

Use cloves to soothe a toothache

A compound in cloves called eugenol kills pain and fight infection. Apply clove oil, which you'll find in your local health-food store, to temporarily numb an aching tooth. You can also sprinkle powdered cloves on a cut to prevent infection.

Beat bladder infections with cranberry

Guest Columnist #67 - Coyote: Seed Sprouting

Coyote's Handy Dandy Method of Seed Sprouting

INSTRUCTIONS: put 1/2 to 1 cup store bought (read STERILE) potting soil into a zip-loc sandwich bag, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of vermiculite and/or peat moss add 1/2 teaspoon or less of seed and mix well. Add enough water to moisten the sprouting medium, then seal the bag and put it a windowsill on the east or west side of the house. Open it every few days to let in some fresh air and check for sprouts. Some plants sprout in a few days, others may take weeks or even months -

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