Thursday, March 31, 2011


Discover New Dr. Hauschka Products For Mature Skin!

New! Regenerating Eye Cream is a readily-absorbed cream that enhances skin tone and elasticity while firming and smoothing the appearance of wrinkles around the eye area.

New! Regenerating Neck & Décolleté Cream replenishes and intensively moisturizes, helping to firm and refine the texture and tone of the neck and décolleté area.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

— Wendell Berry

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sign up for Green Power!!

The Olympian March 17, 2011

Olympia and Lacey have teamed up to recruit at least 1,011 residents to enroll in Puget Sound Energy’s green-energy program by year's end.

If the campaign is successful, the utility will give each city a solar project grant totalling $40,000 in Olympia and $20,000 in Lacey.

The idea behind the voluntary “Flip the Switch” campaign is to support renewable-energy projects such as wind and solar in the region, which, in turn, create green-energy jobs and lessen the region’s dependence on fossil fuels.

More than 60 percent of Puget Sound Energy’s wholesale power comes from coal and natural-gas plants, both sources of greenhouse-gas emissions, according to the utility’s 2009 energy portfolio.

About 4,000 residents and businesses in Olympia and Lacey and 30,000 throughout the utility’s service territory are signed up for the green-power program.

If a household signs up for 100 percent green power, it will pay about $10-$12 more per month for electricity. The reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions will be equal to taking a car off the road for a year or avoiding an estimated........... read more

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring is Here!

And Spring arose on the garden fair,

Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;

And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast

rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"

Friday, March 18, 2011

Holy Lamb Bed Pillows

Woolly "Down" and Regular Fill Thickness
10% off now through March 31st
Holy Lamb makes some of the finest wool bed pillows.  The Regular Fill is made with pure wool batting and
is covered in an organic cotton sateen fabric.  The air will settle out of your wool pillow with the weight and heat of your head, but will still provide the desired comfort and support.

Woolly "Down" is Holy Lamb's newest pillow. While similar to a down feather pillow, it has more substance. It is made with tiny organic wool nibs which can be moved around, squished and shaped into any form desired. It is ideal for those who enjoy a more squishy or malleable pillow.  It is easier to wash than our other wool products and the zippered cover allows you to add more wool nibs or take them out if it is too thick.

Both pillows are filled with Premium Eco Wool and covered with organic cotton fabric.  Both are machine washable (gentle) with special instructions and are hand made in Oakville, WA. 
A great pillow makes all the difference in the world!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Note From Robin Moore ND about Radaition Exposure

Robin E Moore ND 145 Lilly Rd NE, Suite 102 Olympia, WA 98506 03/12/11
Prevention Measures for Radiation Exposure

In response to the recent damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, I have written this hand-out to review methods to decrease health problems from radiation exposure. Thus far there has not been a large release of radiation because the radioactive fuel rods have not melted down enough to melt the containment housing of the reactor. There have been low levels of radioactive gas released, but these are not apt to have international effects. However, in case a meltdown disaster does occur, you will have information to help minimize the effects on your health. How long to take these supplements is discussed later, but do not take them for more than a month without reviewing with your physician if they are safe for you. Also, if you take any prescription medications, interactions with these supplements must be checked.

Iodine: Radioactive iodine is released from power plant meltdowns. It then lands in your thyroid gland because your thyroid uses iodine to function. The radiation increases your chances of developing thyroid cancer and growths years later. (Other glands also use iodine such as your adrenals, but to a much lesser degree.) To prevent this, take oral, over the counter iodine. This will fill most of the iodine receptor (landing sites) in your thyroid gland which will prevent the radioactive version of iodine from attaching to your thyroid gland. If there is nowhere to land, the radioactive iodine will move on and do minimal or no damage.

Dose: there is no precise way to know what dose will saturate the iodine receptor sites in your body. Please note that the RDA dose of 150mcg is not intended to saturate your thyroid so we will aim for 1,000mcg/day. You can buy this at most health food stores. Do not take iodine if you are allergic to itor have hyperthyroid. (not the more common hypothyroid, which is ok)

Anti-oxidants: Most of the damage from radiation is from oxidative damage which can lead to cancers, tumors, and dysfunction of the affected organ. Therefore, the best preventive measure is to increase anti-oxidants or “free radical scavengers”. Fortunately, there are many strong anti-oxidants available to you via both food and supplements. Those mentioned here are just a few examples of good anti-oxidants. Many of you will know of other examples. You do not need to take all of the following supplements. Pick half of them until the radiation exposure has cleared.

1. Beta carotene- 25,000 IU/day.

2. Vitamin C- 1,000mg 2 x day.(If diarrhea, decrease dose to 500 2xday)

3. Vitamin E-1,000 IU /day.

4. B-complex- such as is in a multiple. Aim for about 10mg 2 x day with food. (Brewer’s yeast ½ oz 2xday) B-vitamins are not anti-oxidants, but they help the other nutrients do their jobs.

5. Selenium- 400mcg per day.

6. Glutathione-1,000mg 2 x day preferably away from meals ie ½ hr before or 1 ½ hr after meals. (It’s ok, but less effective with meals.)

7. Cysteine- 500mg 2 x day.

8. Ginseng (either the Siberian or American type)-one capsule (1/4tsp)
 2 x day. Higher doses may be too stimulating for some people.

9. Berries of dark color are also good anti-oxidants.

Doses for children: The doses given above are for adults. None of the items are contraindicated for children, especially when taken for a limited time. Decrease the dose according to their weight. Calculate what % of 120 lbs your child’s weight is and use that % of the above doses. For example, if your child weighs close to 60 lb, this is 50% of 120 so use 50% of the doses.

When to start and stop this treatment: Start as soon as we hear that the reactor has released a lot of radiation. If this happens, the radiation will not reach us for a day or two (watch the news) so you will have time to start. Continue taking the supplements until we hear that the radiation exposure has diminished to a safe level. I do not know who to trust for this information so use your own judgment.

Contraindications: Do not take any of the above supplements if you are allergic to them or anything related to them. Read the labels for any of your allergens, if you have any. In particular, iodine can be allergenic so do not take it if you have reacted to iodine dyes or other sources of iodine. You would usually already know if you have an iodine allergy. As already mentioned, if you have an overactive thyroid, do not take iodine.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Being Prepared: Iodine

We are all concerned about the environmental effects that Japan's earth quake will have on the planet let alone the Northwest. If you are looking for some information about iodine dosage please check out this FDA document and remember it is not safe to take high doses of iodine if there is no threat of exposure. It is however very good for your body to support your thyroid function. We have some really wonderful thyroid support including seaweeds.

We would also like to recommend that you take a moment and let your body relax. Breath through your stress. Stress and anxiety can cause much discomfort and disorder. Let yourself be at ease.

Weleda Almond Facial Care

Discontinued items are 20% off while supplies last.

Weleda has changed their packaging on the Almond Facial Care line.  As a result, the Intensive Facial Cream, the Moisture Cream and the Facial Care Kit in the recently retired styles are 20% off while supplies last.

One of their most cherished lines, the Almond Facial Care products are perfect for sensitive skin types, or skin transitioning from conventional to natural skincare products.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Daylight Savings Time Starts This Weekend

Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night, March 12th!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Weleda Wild Rose Facial Cleanser

20% Off

Weleda has discontinued their beloved Wild Rose facial cleanser, which is ideal for dry or maturing skin types.

Get it while you can and receive 20% off (while supplies last)!

*Weleda is introducing a new, universal Gentle skincare cleanser for all skin types, which can be used in conjunction with other products in the Wild Rose line.