Make homemade ‘charred’ biomass. Filter out industrial and agricultural chemicals in your water.

Many wonderful people have been addressing the issue and lack of healthy water in communities around the world for many years through non-profits and NGOs.  Although these efforts address the most acute threat - microbiological organisms which quickly cause illness and death, they have not addressed the equally lethal contaminants that lead to chronic illness … Continue reading Make homemade ‘charred’ biomass. Filter out industrial and agricultural chemicals in your water.

Make your own fluoride filter, from ‘charred’ bones – BIOCHAR aka BONE CHAR!

Bones are amazing - and can be used in many different ways.  Bones regenerate many times inside of our bodies and the bodies of animals, millimeter by millimeter.  Bones store minerals, and have a interesting structure.  Some tribes native to the California area hunted rodents, and crushed/ate the entire animal, including the bones to benefit … Continue reading Make your own fluoride filter, from ‘charred’ bones – BIOCHAR aka BONE CHAR!

Drinking Water: Solutions & Filters

Before you read about the water improvement solutions listed below, it is important to know which contaminants reside in your water.  This knowledge will allow you to target a solution that effectively cleans your water.  Every water source is very different -- different in pH, and in the contaminants present.   Read this post first to learn how to assess your water.  Short version: … Continue reading Drinking Water: Solutions & Filters

Water Distillation – overview of the AquaNui brand distiller

Before you choose a water purification method, you need to find out what contaminants are in your water.  Please read this post to learn more about this.   During distillation, when heated water transitions from a liquid to a vapor, the molecules "let go" of what is NOT water i.e. contaminants.  In the natural water (hydrologic) cycle outside, the vapor condenses into … Continue reading Water Distillation – overview of the AquaNui brand distiller

Fluoride – a strange and harmful stowaway from the ignorant past

Visit this page for this quickest way to get up to speed on fluoridation and the truth: http://fluoridealert.org/articles/fan-brochure-fluoridation-efficacy-one-pager/   ***Update 4/15/18: The Fluoride Action Network has made impressive progress in their lawsuit against the EPA in an attempt to end fluoridation***  see the history and details here: http://fluoridealert.org/articles/newsbud-interviews-paul-michael-connett-on-tsca-fluoride-case/.  Fluoridation: the practice of adding fluoride to our … Continue reading Fluoride – a strange and harmful stowaway from the ignorant past

Drinking Water, Contaminants & Testing

We need air and water to continue living, - heck, we are 80% vibrating fluid!  I wish we lived in an Eden where we could drink from the water-cress filled brook, bubbling up from a natural spring in an un-polluted Earth!  With the current state of the environment, I think we have to filter the … Continue reading Drinking Water, Contaminants & Testing

Navigating Life in a World in Love with Aluminum

Did you know that aluminum is an ingredient in rocket fuel?   Did you know it is added to deodorant, cosmetics, and sunscreen?  ...that is it sometimes used to make food cans or used to coat the inside of steel (tin) food cans?  Did you know virtually every cast iron or carbon steel pan company uses aluminum to sand … Continue reading Navigating Life in a World in Love with Aluminum

The Three Ethics of Permaculture

While taking an online Permaculture Design Course, developed by one of my heroes, Geoff Lawton of the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, I was given a wonderful definition of the three Ethics of Permaculture.  I'd like to share those with you here. (Everything in this course is based on Bill Mollison's book Permaculture: A Designer's … Continue reading The Three Ethics of Permaculture