Hello there friends and fans! After much work and sleepless nights (and realizing that my being “semi-retired” is not quite working the way I had imagined) the new website is now live and taking orders!
Come check out the revamped Iris Herbal here!
I also have a brand new store sign! If you are heading up and down HWY 22, feel free to honk & wave!
Are you disturbed about what you are seeing/hearing in the daily news?
Would you like to take a few moments, and step back for a new perspective?
If so, check this out…it helped me breathe more deeply:
If you’re dreading to read the paper (in print or online) because of the tsunami of bad news; here is a great respite:
If you have been upset lately by the avalanche of bad news: nuclear weapons threats, malfeasance, lying, corruption, school shootings, police shootings, ad nauseum, here is a 5 minute antidote.
Scientists are still working diligently to understand our current reality, regardless of whatever is or is not happening in Washington. Here are the Cliff’s Notes:
Many herbalists and alternative nutritionists have said for years that sugar is not good for us, especially if you have cancer. Here is a study that shows that sugar consumption makes cancer cells multiply faster:
Since we currently can’t rely on our federal government to help us track pollution, here is an interactive map for finding out how you are (or maybe aren’t) being affected by airborn pollution from gas and oil extraction/refining:
Several years ago I was reading somewhere that nutrient levels in plants had declined over my lifetime (last 66 years). I thought it probably had to do with declining soil fertility, the over-reliance on the chemical additives of industrial agriculture rather than the regenerative practices of organic agriculture…..and maybe that contributes to declining fertility. Many food plants have also been bred to increase growth rate, pest resistance, or “shipability”, not taste or nutrition. Also, numerous species of fruits and vegetables are picked a little before ripeness to keep them from spoiling en route to stores.
Well, here’s new data from scientific studies (what few there are) that shows that rising levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere are negatively impacting plant’s nutritional profile; i.e., they contain less protein and minerals. And this is happening with WILD plants as well.
I consider this info crucial to the current debates on both climate change and public health. Please read and spread the word.
While some folks are obsessed with creating ever more capable AI and turning even more jobs over to robots, here’s an alternate viewpoint that is life-affirming:
What’s the most satisfying job in the world? You’d be surprised
This article, written more in lay person’s language, is just as fascinating and mind-opening. This is science as it is being worked with on the ground, so to speak, and is challenging to most of our preconceptions of disease theory. What I love is the sense that we are so much more complex, and the world is so much more magnificent and mysterious than we were taught in high school biology….