Monthly Archives: May 2014

Harvard Study on Bee colonies and exposure to neonicotinoids proceeding to colony collapse disorder

Harvard bee neonicotinoid study

Click on the link above to read the Harvard  University study on the effects of very small doses of 2 neonicotinoids, that they conclude could contribute to CCD or colony collapse disorder. This disorder is when bees, for some reason or due to some thing, disperse from the colony. When this happens the colony cannot survive long without gaining more members, and thus is more likely to die. Bees are major pollinators and without them plants do not produce food.  Please read this article to get a better understanding on the dire topic at hand about the loss of bees and how it will effect all our lives.  Get involved in bee studies at universities as a volunteer, or learn how to care for your own bee colony if you have the property for it.  Thanks for reading, and be aware and eat with care 🙂

Ref:  Bulletin of Insectology 67 (1): 125-130, 2014 ISSN 1721-8861

Week.13: Almost the end

So, this week is all about bringing things to an end in all my classes.  We have one more week in class and then about 2-3 weeks of study period, this is when concentration is going to be very much needed.  Summaries, final exam questions, reviews, final assignments, its all coming together, and this week is not short of stress to get it finished. Its the last weeks of the semester and I thank myself for being such a stickler for organization.  I have my study guides all together, and now I am able to sit down and memorize, link and integrate. Practice, practice, practice, diagrams, point form, long answer, multiple-choice, whatever will get it to stick in my brain.  If you thinking of doing Naturopathy or any health sciences: biochem, microbiology, or any sciences in that matter, be fully prepared and realize the amount of work that comes with it.  If organization is your strong point, get some help at the beginning of the semester, trust me, this will do wonders for finals. I say this, but please don’t be scared. The things you learn are amazing, and your knowledge will help people feel better one day! That is what it’s all about!  Thanks for reading.

Be aware and eat with care 🙂

Documentary from Food Revolution Day 2014

Just to tell you a bit about FRD 2014 and why I have posted this video.  I became a Food Ambassador for Jamie Oliver’s food revolution in January 2014.  We get monthly food and education/awareness challenges, and we are encouraged to get out into our communities and educate others about healthy, fresh food.  About 150,000 participants and 1,000 ambassadors from over 105 countries get involved on 1 day, May16th, to run food awareness campaigns across the globe.  My awareness event was geared towards adults and the understanding of where processed foods came from and how it has changed our diets so quickly and adversely.  This is just the start of many years that I hope Food Revolution continues to bring food awareness, and if you want to get involved please visit the Food Revolution website US or Britain for more information.

Please go to the link above to watch “The men who made us fat”, a really eye-opening look into how we got to where we are today in the food industry.  Really makes you think about how brain-washed we really are in relation to food, and crap food at that!  Be aware and eat with care 🙂