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30th Anniversary, etc.

This Sunday is Iris Herbal’s 30th anniversary. Back in 1982 I first visited New Mexico on a road trip…and part of that journey was “testing” a few salves and massage oils on the folks we visited. Good thing I got positive feedback!

In our ongoing discourse on epigenetics, I’ve been focusing on the importance of eating good, real food to positively affect gene expression. The flip side of this equation is getting rid of toxins, as well as lessening the intake of toxins, as they adversely affect gene expression. It really is that simple…and devilishly difficult to implement…mostly because of the ubiquity of GMO food in supermarkets, including ones we probably frequent. Anytime the label says “natural,” it may be anything but.

This whole GMO enterprise has only been the unwelcome guest since 1996; but in that short amount of time corn, soy, sugar beets, canola and a few other foods are now GMO if they aren’t certified organic. There is a huge movement to label GMO foods, so that consumers may make an informed choice. Here are a couple of great actions in which to participate:

Tell the EPA to ban glyphosphate

The California Right To Know GMO Food Act (and how to donate to help make this historic ballot measure win)

and here’s a great graphic from (and more info if you click on either link)  JUST LABEL IT and CITIZEN”S FOR HEALTH

Happy Spring!


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  1. Big Congratulations, Cathy. I am sure glad personally that you succeeded on that first trip to be supplying us with healing herbs now. I heard something recently that wheat was genetically modified 50 years ago, even receiving a peace prize for being the answer to feeding the world. But hasn’t that gmo wheat resulted in epidemics of diabetes, obesity, 40% increase in celiac, and on and on with chronic diseases costing us personally and nationally beyond our financial ability to get well. Does the wheat modification give us the “long-term” health effect evidence that the GMO folks say isn’t available??? I know alll my inflammation and back pain was gone in one week off wheat.

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