Archive for July, 2008

Black Gold: The Story of Oil Discovery In Ecuador

Black Gold:  The Story of Oil Discovery In Ecuador

- By Alix Shutello A young mother goes to a water pipe that has a distinct smell. She fills a bucket and brings this water to her children who drink it and wretch. Her skin is full of boils that never heal but there is nowhere else to go

Vitamin E

Vitamin E

What is Vitamin E? Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is present in many foods including cereals, meat, poultry, eggs, fruits, vegetables and vegetable and nut oils. It is also referred to as alpha-tocopherol acetate, alpha-tocopherol or as tocopherol acetate. People often read or hear the phrase “fat soluble” when it comes to vitamin [&hellip

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Asparagus is native to Europe, Northern Africa and Western Asia. It is a perennial plant that has “leaves” that look like scales, called cladodes. Green asparagus is eaten worldwide, commonly with eggs in China and with beef in Britain. Asparagus has been used from very early times as a vegetable to eat and a medicine, [&hellip

I WISH!

I WISH!

When my friend Miriam (who writes the “Yoga as Life” section for Yoga Bean Magazine) and I were little we used to play a game we made up called “I wish.” We didn’t realize that it would be such an important game to reflect back on when our lives get too materialistic, technical and idealistic. [&hellip

To Die a Yogi; The Fall of a Cherry Blossom

To Die a Yogi; The Fall of a Cherry Blossom

Looking back, I can remember when the cold tense chill of winter passed- the moment when the icicles in the blood melted away, and mind and body let themselves ease expansively into spring, like into a soothing warm bath

My Little Isaac

My Little Isaac

Hello everyone. It has been a very trying year for me concerning my pets. The New Year had not even begun and on the Friday before New Year’s Day my youngest cat Isaac (8 years old) developed a rapid breathing pattern. I had to bring him for emergency care and, even after a blood and [&hellip