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Earthships, Health & Wellness tips, Medical Marijuana Reviews, events & More!
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Editor’s Page Intro: Welcome Spring/Summer 2013 “The Green Edition”
Now that we have been released from the clutches of old man winter, you may be glad to put away all the long-John’s/ Jane’s, gloves and winter hats.
At the very least spring brings us is better weather(well, we hope) and a chance for us to get back to nature, because I truly believe that naturalness is quite next to “Godliness”. As much as man can try, we can never truly out do the wonders of Mother Nature. Please enjoy the Spring Edition of BOOYA! B.duQuesnay(Publisher) 3
The REAL News: Spring News 2013 Recent Local News Stories:
Second suspect found, 3rd sought in Timothy Bosma a Hamilton area resident’s murder investigation. Rob Ford allegations of illegal crack use. Many alternate stories surfacing from internet were original story surfaced. Though, PM urged for this matter to be confronted, Ford remains several days without responding to allegations. News goes international making the spotlight for many late night shows. The revelation of Senators making false/exagerated ﬁnancial claims has lead NDP to press RCMP for an investigation. Allegations of abuse of expense claims that allow Senators to claim travel expenses to members living more than 100km from Parliament have made light. The possible conﬂict of interest and inappropriate ﬁnancial actions between Wright and Duffy and a matter of $90k. As of May 19th, 2013 Wright has resigned. Story being increasingly side-lined by Rob Ford drug use allegations.
Recent International News Stories:
Mega 5 tornado hits Oklahoma, dozens of and more that 100 hurt in tragedy. White House wrestle with the exposure of the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party Groups, journalists of AP targeted in phone and email taping scandal. World takes stage to protest Montsantos and GMO’s in the food supply. The event is world wide and takes place on May 25,2013. Locations and info are available online. Activist A. Shakur, aunt to the notoriously famous and now deceased rapper Tupac Shakur, has been added to the FBI’s “most wanted list”. She had been put on the “most wanted list” for alleged criminal activity some 40 years prior during her involvement with the Black Panther movement. Making her the ﬁrst woman to ever be put on the “most wanted list.” Malcom Shabazz, 29 year old Grandson of the late civil rights activist “Malcom X” was murdered in Mexico on May 9th,2013, Conspiracy theorists suspect CIA or FBI involvement, Shabbaz was said killed due to an unpaid bill of $1200. Two men are now in custody in Mexico City court awaiting trial.
Urban Heiroglyphics: Spring 2013
Recommended by Us: Music Artists Dubstep and Eletronic
Skism (Dubstep,Soundcloud) Hard hitting dubstep and nonstop techno music comparable to the likes of Skrillex. This hardcore dubstep powerhouse recently played the Wreckroom Annex in TO. Live is always better but you can get a feel for the chaotic hypnotism of Skizm in there latest animated video simply called “Experts” . It’s a great video that you should checkout at least once, and deﬁnately an act worth seeing.
Rock and Alternative
WOA Compilation. Vol.1(BandCamp) Not only is it a concert series for the ﬁnals and a trip to Germany for the winning band, but it’s also a completely free album that compiles some of the best Metal North America has to offer. Dozens of bands on this free album, you will also ﬁnd a link to the promo video and will enjoy the 37 tracks of Metal music on this huge compilation. The price is right and the Metal is non-stop.
Rap and Hip Hop
Stitch7(Indie,Soundcloud) Musician and producer, Stitch7 is a long standing artist from the GTA. Over his career he has worked with the likes of Michie Mee and CitizenKane. His production studio, King Squire Audio produces music and audio services for many genres, from music to commercial production. This has given this artist a unique range of production skills that is clearly displayed in his music.
Medical Marijuana: Still a Taboo? Though the legalization of cannabis still seems to be still up for debate on the recent U.S. decriminalization debate... Many recent discoveries have been mounting up that continue to show increasingly the many beneﬁts for the medical use of cannabis to treat literally dozens of illness across both the physical and mental spectrum of human conditions. This should not be any surprise, as cannabiods are a chemical that already exist in the human body to regulate almost every function within the human body. In fact the same chemicals that are found in marijuana can be also found in human breast milk. Recently, several stories have surfaced of people curing diseases and ailments using cannabis. - Young couple help cure very young child of brain tumor using cannabis oil with amaizing results in 2012. - Discoveries that cannabis use prevents diabetes and contributes to weight loss. - Man uses cannabis oil to cure father of cancer, starts treating Canadian seniors with treatment and opens clinic. More and more canniboids are revealing more about how the body regulates itself and how cannibiods contribute to that process. Increasingly that consumption of reﬁned oil rather than the inhalation of smoke, is providing the most beneﬁcial merits of this natural medicine. Once the stigma around this plant has changed our world will be open to this new area of truly god-given medicine.
Resources: Norml Canada - www.norml.ca Medical Marijuana: http://medicalmarijuana.ca/ Treating yourself Expo: May 24-25th, 2013(see event listings) Ganja Trooper: firstname.lastname@example.org Hemp camo activitst available for fundraisers and promotions. (See the video on our website!)
Earthship: Building from Garbage by: B.duQuensay
Earthship biotecture is what I can only describe as low-end technology using hi-end innovation. These structures use a series of ecological sound practices to develop and build in a way that is more in tune with where society should be headed in terms of environmental practices. I am not trying to over shine this story, but I feel that this incredible sound building project has an enormous potential for good in the world and Mr. Reynolds has over the years taken students and volunteer and build self sustaining houses for more unfortunate peoples around the world such as Haiti, India and now started in Africa. Money received from students and volunteers to learn how to build Earthships are used to fund the charity projects. In our world today of so much corporate greed, waste and environmental abuse, it is the preverbal “breathe of fresh air” to see a business model taking hold across the globe as it has recently. The demand for Canadians to own Earthships have also increased with Earthships in BC, Ontario, and Quebec. With the release of several documentaries such as “Garbage 6
Earthships: Tires, Bottles and Mud Eco-Homes. Warrior”, many more people interested in living with a low carbon footprint and living more sustainable are taking up shovels, bottles, mud and tires and building off the grid paradises that with the planet instead of against it. If you found the Earthship lifestyle interesting or needed more information, you can always join the Earthship.com website to join their online community to volunteer or chat other members in your are. It’s also a great way to ﬁnd volunteers to help you build your own. Pretty much all the resource you will need you can ﬁnd online, we have also added “Garbage Warrior” and other information related to Earthship Biotecture and added related information and links in our website’s new “wiki” section recently added to the BOOYA website.
Truly these Earthships seem so retro in their technology, but so futuristic in how they regulate heat, use solar energy, collect and ﬁlter water to be reused up to four times where as the remaining “black water” is automatically drained and used to cultivate it’s own food and/or greenhouse. This is often what’s called “living off the grid”. Started some 40 years ago, the need and demand for sustainable living is ever increasing. This ingenious idea of self sustainable housing that reclaims used materials, utilizes thermal energy and solar power, makes this building concept worthy of a Noble Peace Prize. When you ask yourself, “how many businesses are actually truly green and are giving back to the ever diminishing world of ours, I am sure that you will agree with me..Earthships can help save our planet.
Global Revolution Against GMO’s by: B.duQuensay
On May 25th, 2013 millions of people like you and me, whom are concerned about the genetic modiﬁcation of our food supply, will take the streets in a global protest against the bio-engineering company Monsanto. If you are unfamiliar with genetically modiﬁed foods, you are not alone. Commonly know as “GMO’s”, these crops are manipulated in laboratories by the Monsanto corporation, creating food that is patented and owned by the Monsanto corp. Several scientist such as David Suzuki have spoken out against the safety of these genetically modiﬁed foods. Many people may be feeding their children baby food that contains “GMO’s” as there is little in the way of labeling to determine which foods are and are not genetically modiﬁed. Monsanto has been the creator of such contiversal products such as the infamous “Agent Orange” defoliation agent and the “Bovine Growth Hormone”. Both products faced much public opposition, much like the “GMO’s” are today. The public has been calling for labeling of genetically modiﬁed food for some time with rather unsuccessful results. But, recently Monsanto attempted to secretly pass a controversial law that makes this company exempt from legal and ﬁnancial responsibility for any damages it may cause it’s consumers. Some researchers have said that in laboratory tests, lab mice grew tumors and lost the ability to sexually reproduce after three
generations. With little in the way of human testing or of any opposing evidence that these products are safe, many are supporting the movement for safer food supply and the labeling of what is now determined as genetically modiﬁed. If you watch documentaries you may already know that GMO’s are one of the most documented issues today. Several of these documentaries make light of the frontline issues that are affecting India and it’s cotton farming industry where animals and people are said to be suffering both death and illnesses related to the genetically altered crops. In addition farmers have been committing suicide to avoid the large debts that they had incurred while under contract of farming the Monsanto GMO crops. In fact, it has been farmers that ﬁrst alerted the public and sought to defend their livelihoods by taking the
mega-corporation to courts. This legal battle was made most popular by the 75 year old soybean farmers battle against Monsanto in the US Supreme Courts. Originally, plants were sprayed with petroleum based insect repellents. Eventually insects had developed resistance to these chemicals and new techniques to combat this problem. Some have said that the declining bee problem was in part due to GMO crops. Furthermore, insects have already begun to become immune to the new pesticides and GMO crops. Marchers will voice their opinion against GMO’s on May 25th, 2013 and speak out against what many consider as a direct threat to nature and life itself. Countries such as New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece and Luxembourg have already taken action to ban GMO’s. Will Canada make the same choice? We will be covering the march as it happens and posting it to our website for you to view the event for yourself.
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Health and Wellness: Detox Tips B.duQuesnay
Today it’s hard to keep in touch with one’s health and wellness with the increasing amounts of exposure to pollutants, chemicals and mostly, bad health choices. This is a little segment that has been put together to help anyone looking to make better health choices in their everyday lives. Sometimes we take for granted our health, in many cases some prevention and positive health practices can lead to segnifﬁcant gains in our overall wellness. Our ever busy lives force us to take many shortcuts that are potentially affecting our
health. These tips are offered to you to help you protect against some of the things we take for granted that may be affecting your health.... 1 - Microwaves Foods lose nurients and dangerous microwaves can create toxins in food. 2 - Plastics BPH’s and other chemicals are often released into foods, expecially when these containers are heated or frozen. 3 - Washing Foods Many toxins from insect repellents are left absorbing into the skins of fruits and vegetables. Soaking foods in baking
soda or borax help remove toxins. 4 - Avoid GMO’s Increasing data shows that GMO’s lead to illness and organic foods are important for health. 5 - Grow food at home. Avoid grocery bills, GMO’s while helping to clean the air in your home. Start with herbs. 6 - Boil and ﬁlter water. The best way to ﬁlter water is by boiling it, cooling it and ﬁltering after. 7 - Use natural products. Not only environmentally friendlier but healthier and safer to your overall health and well-being.
Have your Gluten Freedom in T.O.
The inability to digest gluten and wheat has seemed to become more prevalent over the last two decades. There is an estimated one in a thousand people who are estimated to have this disease while also a strong rise in wheat allergies. In my own personal experience, since I have discovered my inability to tolerate wheat and gluten, I wanted to share some resources for others sharing the same burden... Glutten Free Pizza:
Glutten Free Beer and Alcohol.
Glutten Free local shops.
Pizza Pizza Decent tasting thin pizza(Small) Aproximate Price $10.00
Bard’s Tale - U.S. G-F sorghum beer. Drummond Gluten-Free beer. Heady’s Honey Citrus - sorghum/rice. Nickel Brook - gluten-free beer New Grist - Gluten free pilsner beer. Mongozo’s Primium Pilsner- GF beer. Messagère - Gluten free rice beer. Messagère Red Ale - Buckwheat beer. Messagère Millet. - Malted rice beer. Redbridge Beer - U.S. sorghum beer. St. Peter’s Gluten Free Beer.
Aidan’s Gluten Free - Various locations Annick’s Bakery-2351b Kingston Rd. Bunner’s Bake shop - 3054 Dundas W. Cafe Next Door - 790 Broadview Ave. Urban Herbivore - 64 Oxford Street Chipotle Mexican Grill - 2 Locations Kensington Cornerstone-2a Kensington Gluten Free Queen - (416)801-3620 The Big Carrot - 348 Danforth Ave. Magic Oven - Various Locations Fresh - Various Locations
You may also concider wines, gin, ciders, rice based sake and mixed or pre-mixed drinks, after reading the label and if unsure you can always visit the maker’s website
Pizza Nova Available in medium only. Surcharge of $3.50 2-4-1 Pizza Available in medium only. Surcharge of aprox. $3.00 Mama’s Pizza Available in 12” size only. Surcharge of $3.50 Domino’s Pizza Yet to try... Surcharge may apply.
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Dr. S.Krishan: Spring Spree When the winter is here, can spring be far away? No doubt, spring is in the air! And all through the year we all patiently wait for this ‘King of seasons’. Here are some suggestions for you to make the most of this season in terms of health and vitality. Are you ready for the Seasonal Makeover? Changing seasons bring with them a number of seasonal allergies mostly in the form of throat infections. During this seasonal transition, respiratory ailments like common cold, sore throat, and recurrent bouts of cough, pain and inﬂammation in the throat and asthmatic attacks are common. • Start immediately with saline water gargles at the slightest perception of throat irritation. • Gargles with alum mixed in water acts as an antiseptic for the throat. • As an easy home cure, take freshly ground leaves of Holy Basil along with a few drops of ginger juice. This helps to increase the resistance power to ﬁght respiratory ailments. • A powder prepared by pounding roots of the herb Liquorice (aprox. one fourth of a teaspoon) can be taken two to three times mixed into a teaspoon of honey. • A decoction prepared with boiling black pepper, thyme, liquorice root, cardamom seeds, basil and ginger may be taken warm. • Steam inhalation is supportive to the recommended therapy as this result into a better expectoration.
Ayurveda recommendation for Spring Season According to the ancient therapeutic science of Ayurveda, it is believed that during the winters there is natural accumulation of Kapha or the phlegm humor in the body owing to the external cold environment and intake of heavy diet. And in spring, as the sunrays start to get intense, this phlegm tends to get aggravated and nulliﬁes the gastric ﬁre that further results in production of disease. This may result into ailments like respiratory troubles, loss of hunger, joint pains and stiffness, feeling of nausea or vomiting, occasional indigestion and general weakness or lethargy. Some do’s for spring Season • So as to mitigate the effect of increased phlegm in the body system, preferably feast more on the tastes that have a converse effect to that of the Kapha dosha. The recommended tastes are bitter, pungent and astringent. • Instead of heavy diet plan that was suggested in the winters, now come down to a lighter and fairly bland diet regimen. • You need to include a glass of luke warm water with a teaspoon of honey mixed into it in your early morning drinks. Honey has a signiﬁcant effect in decreasing the aggravated phlegm in your system. • Also, I would recommend taking two or three bulbs of garlic empty stomach in
the morning, or some dried ginger powder with honey or making a decoction of the same. • Daily activities like dry massage, exercise, yoga asanas and pranayaam (deep breathing exercises) could be of great beneﬁt. • Ayurveda also suggests use of herbs that have a strong and intense nature to be included in diet as well as in activities like gargles, nasal inhalers, vomit inductors etc. This would aid in better extraction and elimination of the accumulated Kapha. Some don’ts for Spring Season • Foods that are heavy and oily by nature and are generally sweet, salty and sour in taste need to be discouraged in everyday diet in this particular season. • Cold drinks and cold foods are also to be avoided. • Even though a feeling of lethargy is there, try not to become sedentary. • Afternoon naps are also a no-no for the spring season as this is another culprit for increasing the Kapha or the phlegm humor. Dr. Sonica Krishan is Ayurveda and Natural lifestyle healer and consultant based at Chandigarh, India. She has authored natural home cure books ‘Herbal Healers’ and ‘Home Remedies’ and is presently writing for national and international publications. She may be contacted at email@example.com or visit www.herboveda.co.in 9
Recommended by Us: Local Events Treating Yourself Expo:
North by North East NXNE2013:
The Treating Yourself Expo is all about exploring the beneﬁts of medicinal cannabis. This event is a weekend long event starting on Friday, May 24th and ending on the Sunday of the 26th.
So many acts you just can’t count, join the city as it’s bars and venues host to dozens of acts across the GTA
March Against Monsanto:
This metal battle takes part across Toronto and Quebec. Bands battle off to see who will be ﬂown to Germany to perform
Millions across Canada, U.S. and the entire globe are marching against genetically modiﬁed foods (GMO’s). Toronto holds it’s own march in solidarity and support of the Anti-GMO movement..
W:O:A Metal Battle 2013:
at Waken Open Air 2013. Toronto Finals are on June 22nd at the Opera House Canada Day Celebrations: July 1st, 2013 (Various Locations) Every Canadian’s favorite day of the year. Celebrate fellow Canadians across Canada. See additional listings below...
Muhtadi Drum Festival: This annual celebration of drums and drumming from around the world hold something for everyone. From live drum shows to food and vendors, there is not a reason to be bored, and best of all it’s free to enjoy. Great entertainment for all ages.
Muhtadi Int. Drum Festival, June 8th, Woodbine Park
Local Event Guide Listings: Toronto W.O.A Metal Battle 2013 Ends June 22nd. 2013 Various Locations in T.O. www.metalbattle.ca
North by Northeast/NXNE 2013 June 10- June 16, 2013 Various Locations, Toronto. Rancid with Transplants... June 12, 2013 @ 03:00PM Echo Beach, 909 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Toronto All Ages $35 advance
March Against Monsanto May 25, 02:00PM St. James Park (King St. E. bet Jarvis & Church Sts.)Toronto. Treating Yourself Expo 2013 May 24 - May 26, 06:00PM Metro Toronto Convention Ctr Tokyo Police Club June 2, 2013 at 3PM Echo Beach, 909 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Toronto ON - All Ages New Kids On The Block June 7, 2013 at 6:30PM with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men - All Ages Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St. Toronto $29.50—$89.50 advance 19+ Event $15 /$20 Adv 10
North by North East June 10th - June 16th
Social Distortion(NXNE) June 13, 05:00PM - 9PM Yonge & Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E. Toronto Free - All ages.
WOOFSTOCK June 8 - June 9. 3013 St. Lawrence Market 92 Front Street East , Toronto
Big Boi (NXNE) June 16, 2013 9PM Yonge & Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E. Toronto Free - All ages
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival June 8-9th, 2013 Woodbine Park, Toronto Free - All Ages.
Joey Bada$$ (NXNE) June 16, 2013 8PM Yonge & Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E. Toronto Free - All ages
Event Guide Listings: Continued...
...Continued from previous page. Smif N’ Wessun (NXNE) June 16, 2013 7PM Yonge & Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E. Toronto Free - All ages Fat Tony (NXNE) June 16, 2013 6PM Yonge & Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E. Toronto Free - All ages Mickey Avalon (NXNE) June 16, 2013 5PM Yonge & Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E. Toronto Free - All ages Pride Week June 21 - June 30, 2013 Various locations(Toronto)
Downing Pool(w/ guests) June 27, 2013 @ 7PM The Mod Club, 722 College St. Toronto ON tel 416 588-4663 19+ event
Matchbox Twenty w/GooGoo Dolls June 27, 2013 at 6:30PM Molson Ampitheatre, 909 Lakeshore Blvd. Toronto All Ages$24.50—$99.50 adv. Canada Day 2013 July 1, 2013 Mel Lastman Square 5100 Yonge Street , North York and across Canada. Toronto Fringe Festival 2013 July 3 - July 14, 2013 Various Locations Sublime with Rome, Pennywise July 7, 2013 @ 6PM Echo Beach, 909 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Toronto All Ages $47.50—$65 advance The Specials July 9, 2013 @ 8PM Kool Haus, 132 Queens Quay E. Toronto ON tel 416 869-0045 $39.50 advance
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Rockstar Mayhem Festival: Rob Zombie w/Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Machinehead, Children of Bodom, Job For A Cowboy, Behemoth, Emmure, Butcher Babies, Born of Osiris and Battlecross Molson Ampitheatre, 909 Lakeshore Blvd. Toronto All Ages $25—$95 advance Weezer w/Passion Pit, Metz July 12, 2013 @ 5PM Downsview Park, 1–35 Carl Hall Rd. Toronto All Ages - $60 advance Björk with Death Grips July 16, 2013 at 6PM Echo Beach, 909 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Toronto All Ages $64.50—$85 adv Unity Festival July 18 - Jul 21, 03:00PM Yonge and Dundas Square
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