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2008 Winter Farmer Directory
editorâ€™s note balanced living green pages happenings in the valley book review
Cold Relief the Yogi Way
What Your Body Needs
What is Guided Imagry?
A Natural Period
Changing Things up without the Chemicals
Our Winter Friend: the Humidifier
Back Pain and Your Feet
HypnoBirthingÂŽ - A Beautiful Experience
Holistic Pet Pampering
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Editor’s Note Welcome and Happy New Year! After the last picture is taken, the last cookie is eaten, and the last present is gushed over, I hope that you can find a sense of balance as your New Year kicks off and you return to a calmer and more organized schedule. I have always found that this is the time, when our adrenaline is down and our stress has released, that the winter catches up with us. It is after all the hustle and bustle that we begin to relax, and then we get sick. I hope this isn’t true for all of you, but if this is the case, I hope this issue will give you some good pointers on how to beat that January crash. “Herbs for Longevity” is a great article about natural herbs that we can keep on hand to ward off invading germs. But if you do happen to catch a germ or two, hopefully our body boost article “Cold Relief the Yogi Way” can help you ease back to health. This issue also features a great stress relieving neck stretch, some green living tips, natural pet care, great hair without chemicals, and an introduction to guided imagery, in case you need to get away for a while. We hope that the issue finds you well and ready for the post-holiday calm. Remember, it is never too late to do something for yourself. Until next time, be well! --Arwen Rasmussen
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Try sending a different type of Valentine greeting this year. Instead of a traditional romantic card, how about one that loves the earth as well as the recipient? National greeting card maker Grow-A-Note has card packs printed with soy ink and embedded with wildflower seeds. You can plant the whole card in the ground and the paper will recycle naturally into the soil as the seedlings grow (www.greenfieldpaper. com). You might also enjoy Plant-A-Tree gift tags that will grow blue spruce trees or wildflowers when planted in the ground (www.bloomin.com/gifttagkits. html). For a local option, visit www.galleriadegaia. com and check out Kjerstin Hallin’s lovely eco card offerings such as “Love Grows” wildcards which include wildflower seeds and planting instructions.
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Herbs for Longevity By Joan Hamilton
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Longevity is defined as a long duration of life, but you can have a long life without being well. So in addition to longevity you will want to focus on well-being. There are basic lifestyle changes to increase your well-being before you add herbs to increase longevity. Diet: Does your diet energize and rejuvenate you? Water: Do you drink enough? Air: Are you dedicating a few minutes each day to conscious breathing exercises? Exercise: The body needs to move and stretch daily. Rest: The body and brain require six to eight hours of rest everyday. Hobbies: Hobbies make life interesting and fun, which helps to lighten stress levels and contribute to well-being. Once you’re doing the basics, you may want to consider adding herbs in your diet to increase your longevity. But first you should understand the body and what can decrease your longevity. Metabolism refers to all of the chemical reactions that take place in our body. In this process energy is released for use by the body. One waste by-product of metabolism is free radicals. To counteract free radicals our body produces antioxidants. Antioxidants help repair the damage to the body that the free radicals have done. As you age your body becomes less efficient in producing energy and antioxidants. There are also many things in the environment that can cause free radicals in your body. Chemical exposure, sun damage and toxins that have invaded your body and have built up in your tissues can all cause free radical formation that destroys and damages cells. Not only does this age your bodies at an increased rate, but it also increases your vulnerability to degenerative diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and many autoimmune diseases. Now let’s talk about herbs that can counteract these negative, harmful effects. There are many herbs that have a rich source of antioxidants that will help slow the ageing process and promote longevity. These herbs will help keep free radicals in check. Some of these herbs you even have in your kitchen and already use in your cooking. All you need to do is pick an herb that you don’t use very often and add it to your diet. The richest sources of antioxidant producing herbs are found in the mint family. Oregano, rosemary, self-heal, thyme, sage, peppermint and spearmint are the richest of these sources. From these, oregano tops the list, with self-heal coming in second. Others that show a less significant effect are horse balm, mountain mint, caraway, dill and fennel. Rosemary alone has around two-dozen different antioxidants, many of which have similar effects as the latest drugs for treating Alzheimer’s. Beyond these simple herbs, here is a more extended list – but by no means exhaustive – of herbs that will promote longevity and their effects on the body.
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Astragalus is an herb used to increase the efficiency of the immune system. It helps to raise metabolism, strengthen digestion and promote circulatory health. It is used to both prevent and treat long-term infections as well as being a very helpful medicine for viral infections. Recommended Dose: two to three tablets or capsules (supplements typically contain 500mg of astragalus) or 3-5 ml of tincture three times per day. Astragalus has no known side effects when used as recommended. Bilberry contains a flavonoid (antioxidant) called anthocyanosides, which increases the flexibility of the capillaries thereby increasing blood flow. This herb helps prevent atherosclerosis and venous insufficiency and helps generate overall good health of the circulatory system. Recommended Dose: 240-480 mg per day, divided into two or three doses. There are no known side effects, contraindications or interactions with other drugs. Echinacea, a familiar herb for many people, aids the immune system against viral infections, regeneration of cellular connective tissues, and the epidermis (skin). It’s also very helpful in preventing tissue inflammation due to harmful foreign toxins, making it a helpful allergy treatment. Recommended Dose: One gram three times a day, it is recommended that this herb be used for no more than eight weeks followed by a one-week rest period. Some texts recommend two weeks followed by a resting period of one week but most agree that you not exceed eight weeks. If this herb is used continuously, its effectiveness will decrease. There are no known contraindications except one precaution: those that are allergic to ragweed might have an allergic reaction to this herb. Fo-Ti, also known as Ho shou wu, is an herb used in Chinese medicine known to help improve health, stamina and resistance to diseases. Fo ti prevents premature gray hair, promotes red blood cell growth, and enhances the health of the liver and
kidneys. Recommended Dose: 3-5 grams in tea form drunk three times a day or taking five 500mg tablets three times per day. This root may cause loose stools or diarrhea, nausea, skin rash or, if taken in large does, numbness of the extremities. Use the recommended dose carefully. Garlic has antibiotic action similar to penicillin, but unlike penicillin it only destroys harmful bacteria. Garlic raises protective HDLs (high-density lipoproteins) and decreases harmful LDLs and triglycerides. These actions all help in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Garlic aids in cancer prevention by raising a liver enzyme known to detoxify the body of carcinogens. Recommended Dose: 400-500 mg once or twice a day or 4g of fresh garlic per day. No contraindications for this herb, but some people may be sensitive to it and experience heartburn and flatulence. Ginkgo Biloba improves central and peripheral nervous system functioning, mental acuity and balance, general circulation and diminishes impotence. Recommended Dose: 120-160 mg per day with maximum of 240 mg per day. Results are evident after using for six to eight weeks. No serious side effects, though some people may develop mild headaches, mild upset stomach or skin allergies. Ginseng helps increase memory and learning by improving circulation. It also reduces cholesterol and protects the liver from toxins as well as strengthening the lungs. Before taking ginseng understand that there is American Ginseng that is grown in eastern North America and Asian ginseng (including both Korean and Chinese ginseng) which grows in China, Korea and Japan. Because each ginseng is a different variety of plant, each has a different effect on the body. For instance American Ginseng helps to reduce the heat of the respiratory and digestive system whereas the stronger Asian variety heats up the blood and circulatory system.
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For further reading
The Holistic Herbal by David Hoffmann The Natural Pharmacy by Lininger, Wright, and Brown Today’s Herbal Health by Louise Tenney The Cure is in the Cupboard by Dr. Cass Ingrams Herbs for your Health by Steven Foster Herbs for Longevity & Well-Being by Rosemary Gladstar
www.HerbalConsultants.com is a great online resource for immediate questions. Ginseng is an immunostimulant, meaning it boosts your immune system. Recommended Dose: 100mg one to two times a day. If you have high blood pressure use ginseng with caution and avoid ginseng during pregnancy. Milk Thistle is one of the most beneficial herbs for protection, detoxification and regeneration of the liver. Milk thistle stimulates your body to produce superoxide dismutase, which is one of two primary antioxidants the body can manufacture. Recommended Dose: In the first eight weeks the recommended dose is 420 mg, after that the dosage can be reduced to 280 mg per day. There are no known serious side effects, contraindications, or drug interactions. Oregano’s greatest quality is its antioxidant level. It has 42 times the antioxidant activity as apples and 12 times that of oranges. Antioxidants play a vital role in the prevention of many forms of cancer. Oregano also relieves spasms in bronchial passages and is useful in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Reishi Mushrooms, called the “Elixir of Immortality,” improve the healing ability of the human body. This herb helps to lower blood pressure, strengthens the immune system, includes anti-tumor properties, and improves liver functions and oxygen
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utilization as well as inhibiting histamine release. Recommended Dose: 1 gram taken three times a day. Side effects can include dizziness, dry throat, nosebleed and upset stomach after long-term use. Although rare skin rashes and allergic reactions have occurred in those taking this herb, they have been few and far between. People taking anticoagulant medications should not take Reishi Mushrooms. Rosemary works on the circulatory system and is a treatment for high blood pressure. Rosemary is quite versatile showing improvement for people that have rheumatic disorders as well as premature baldness (by stimulating increased activity to hair follicles). It even helps relieve depression symptoms. Recommended Dose: 4-6 grams daily. Caution, rosemary essential oils should not be taken internally and rosemary should not be used by pregnant women. So how long before you see the results of herbs? Everyone is different, but there are a few things to take into consideration.
Are you taking herbs because you have a medical condition or because you are improving your longevity? If you have some health-related symptoms, focus on an herb for that symptom first. If you are taking herbs because you have a medical condition, how long have you had the problem? Generally you take herbs for one month for every year you have had the problem. How many different health issues are you trying to treat at once? The more problems you have the longer it will take to treat. Are you adding other methods along with herbal therapy? For example: exercise, massage, diet, supplements, counseling, chiropractic, acupuncture, water therapy, meditation, etc. These other methods could speed along the process of healing. And don’t forget the necessity of the basics mentioned at the start of this article. Start with the basics of diet, water intake, exercise, rest, etc. and then add herbs one at a time for longevity. If you are taking herbs for longevity you should give yourself what the Chinese call the “100-day cultivation period” or about
three months to evaluate your progress. Many people will experience some immediate results, but nourishing and rebuilding your body takes time. Gradually you will see improvements. Some improvements you might look for could be sleeping better, increased energy, improved digestion and decrease in negative health symptoms. As you increase the amount of antioxidants in your diet your body will be better able to stave off the degenerative effects of free radicals. Make sure you research your herbs before taking them or consult an herbalist, and enjoy your travels along the road to well-being and longevity! Joan Hamilton is a Wisconsin Certified massage therapist with further training in hot stone therapy, medical massage, myofascial release and pregnancy massage. She began her professional career as a Radiological technologist for Luther/Midelfort, received training and taught massage therapy for five years and is currently working on her master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition with a secondary degree in herbal studies. Joan believes integrating alternative treatments that have been used for thousands of years into Western medicine can help make us whole.
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2008 WINTER farmer Directory
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[farmer Directory] Ninepatch Hamburg, WI 715-443-6647 email@example.com Grass-fed, Natural, Pasture Raised Poultry, Eggs, Beef, Pork, & Lamb. Norden Valley Naturals Eleva, WI 715-287-4403 Free-Range Turkey, Pork, Beef, & Chicken Nordic Hills Farm Ontario, WI 608-435-6571 firstname.lastname@example.org Grass-fed Beef, Turkey, Pork, Lamb, & Broilers Northstar Bison Rice Lake, WI 715-234-9085 www.northstarbison.com 100% grass-fed bison, organic pasture chicken, turkey, and lamb; organic shrimp, pastured beef, pork, elk and ostrich. Ship coast to coast weekly. Served at Northwoods Brew Pub and Sweeney’s. North Creek Community Farm Prairie Farm, WI 715-455-1569 Natural, Grass-fed American Buffalo On Fire! Ovens 715-643-3473 Baked goods (at Just Local Food Co-op) On Twin Lakes Birchwood, WI 715-354-3210 www.ontwinlakes.com Grass-fed/pastured Beef, Pork. Maple Syrup, Honey, & Artisan Work
One Sun Farm & Bakery La Farge, WI 608-637-6895 Grass-fed Beef Organic Choice Next Generation DBA Organic Choice Mondovi, WI 715-926-4788 nextgenerationdairy.com Organic Dairy Pastureland Goodhue, MN 800-420-1495 www.pastureland.coop Grass-based Organic Dairy Pasture Pride Cheese Cashton, WI 608-694-7444 email@example.com Cheese Pine Point Pork Farm Menomonie, WI 715-232-0773 Pork Pittman’s Pure Maple Syrup and Supplies 715-285-5396 Arkansaw, WI On-Far Maple Syrup Promise Farm Buffalo Menomonie, WI 715-664-8696 firstname.lastname@example.org www.promisefmbuffalo.com Naturally-Raised, Grass-fed Bison Meat Promised Land Farm Cochrane, WI 608-248-3003 email@example.com www.promisedlandfarm.com Sheep and Lamb Appointment only.
Pure Sun Family Farm River Falls, WI 715-425-9488 firstname.lastname@example.org Organic Dairy, Free Range Chicken, & Pork Rainbow Homestead Viroqua, WI 608-637-2544. www.mwt.net/~naturewool/ Naturally-grown Beef, Lamb, Pork, & Poultry Raven Croft Farm Glenwood City, WI 715-265-7520 Certified organic/Grass-fed Beef & Lamb. Honey, Eggs Ritscher Family Farm Alma, WI 608-685-3660. Naturally-grown, Grass-fed Beef & Poultry
RiverWinds Farm Boyd, WI 715-667-3499 email@example.com Grass-fed, Hormone & Antibiotic-Free Lamb & Beef Wools & Yarn Rocky Hill Farm Winona, MN 507-452-8951 Bison Sandstone Ridge Farm La Farge, WI 800-228-1943 Natural, pasture-raised Lamb, Wool Sibby’s Ice Cream Westby, WI 608-634-3828 Organic Ice Cream
Thursday, January 24 & Friday, January 25, 2008 Plaza Hotel & Suites, Eau Claire, WI Two days ﬁlled with agricultural and business information, education and networking brought to you by River Country RC&D, UW Extension Emerging Agricultural Markets Team and Hiawatha Valley RC&D
10th Annual Midwest Value Added Agriculture Conference
Bringing together value added producers and advocates of local food systems for the beneﬁt of all An exciting addition this year- The Value Added Conference will be held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Local Food Summit. The Summit celebrates the diverse array of local food initiatives underway in Wisconsin.
2nd Annual Wisconsin Local Food Summit **Keynote Speaker John Ikerd**
For more information, call Lindsay at 715.834.9672 or visit www.rivercountryrcd.org/valad.htm
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[farmer Directory] Silver Bison Ranch & Shop Baldwin, WI 715-684-2811 firstname.lastname@example.org www.silverbison.com All natural Buffalo. Native American art, jewelry, fur, music, books, leather
Spring Vale Charolais Prairie Farm, WI 715-455-1857 Anitbiotic/hormone Free Beef
Smith Gardens Community Farm Cochrane, WI 608-626-2122 email@example.com Handcrafted Goat Milk Soap and Natural Body Care Products, Free-range chickens & goats Snow Bound Bison Barron, WI 715-537-3386 or 296.3847 snowboundbison@chibardun. net 100% grassfed and grazed Bison. Chicken & eggs.
Pat and Nancy Snyder Chippewa Falls, WI 715- 723-8159 firstname.lastname@example.org. Naturally Raised Beef Star Prairie Trout Farm Star Prairie, WI 715-248-3633 email@example.com Fresh Rainbow Trout
Sweetland Farm Menomonie, WI 715-232-8785 www.sweetlandfarm.com Certified Organic, Dairy, Beef, Chicken, Duck, & Turkey The Winona Farm Winona, MN 507-454-3125 Grass-fed Beef, Chicken, Goat, Lamb, Pork, Eggs, Compost/Manure Tipperary Bison Co. Knapp, WI 651-492 4089 Naturally-grown, Grass-fed/ pastured Bison, Compost/ Manure
Stremchaâ€™s H & P La Crosse, WI 608-786-0031 Apples, pumpkins, gourds, honey
Twin Valley Farm Prairie Farm, WI 715-455-1719 www.twinvalleybison.biz Naturally-grown Bison
Sunny Slopes Farm Cumberland WI 715-822-2290 Grass-fed Pork & Poultry Eggs & Preserves
UdderMart, Inc. Bloomer WI 715-568-1867 farmkin@bloomer. net Certified organic grass-fed/ pastured Beef, pork, & poultry; Dairy & Eggs