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HEALTHY PEOPLE, HEALTHY PLANET

This category lists sources of information that will enable individuals to better understand the threat to our sustainability and how to make food choices that will benefit them as well as help to clean up our environment.

CLIMATE CHANGE

1. The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery (2006) Perhaps the best overall "textbook" on the issue of Climate Change. He takes difficult subjects and makes them fully understandable. Without trivializing the seriousness, he explains this alarming subject with Typical Australian wit.

2. Hell and High Water by Joseph Romm (2007) With a PhD in Physics from MIT, and a former career working in the US Department of Energy, Joe is very qualified and passionate about the science and the politics. He breaks the forecasts for the century into three periods ending 2025, 2050 and 2100 with specific scenarios.

3. High Tide on Main Street by John Englander. Oceanographer and consultant John Englander is a leading expert on sea level rise and its societal and financial impacts.  He assists businesses and communities in understanding the risks as rising seas challenge us to adapt to a changing shoreline.  His book, High Tide on Main Street, clearly explains what this coming coastal crisis means to you.  - See more at: http://www.johnenglander.net/#sthash.7yEYU0rh.dpuf



4. "Earth in the Balance" by Al Gore.

It's truly inspiring that a sitting senator was willing to write, "We must make the rescue of the environment the central organizing principle for civilization." In his 1992 book, Al Gore also wrote:



5. "Plan B 2.0", by Lester R. Brown

Lester R. Brown, president of Earth Policy Institute, surveys the worldwide environmental devastation wrought by breakneck industrialization and the heedless, auto-centric, "throwaway economy. Fortunately, Brown says, "all the problems we face can be dealt with using existing technologies," at a manageable cost. He spends most of the book exploring advances in sustainable agriculture, wildlife and resource conservation, renewable energy, hyper-efficient cars, mass transit and appliances, and recycling. Available in bookstores. www.earth-policy.org.

6. Worldwatch Institute;

offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing that has made it a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Their work revolves around the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society - and how to achieve it. www.worldwatch.org

7. The World Future Society;

The Society serves as a neutral clearinghouse for ideas about the future. Including forecasts, recommendations, and alternative scenarios. These ideas help people to anticipate what may happen in the next 5, 10, or more years ahead. They hope that when people can visualize a better future, then they can begin to create it. The Society includes 25,000 people in more than 80 countries--from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Members come from all walks of life. They include sociologists, scientists, corporate planners, educators, students, and retirees. They are thinking people who seek a better future for themselves and society. www.wfs.org

Diet Change for our future and that of our planet

1. "Diet for a New America", by John Robbins.

Robbins covers factory farming, health & nutrition, and the environmental benefits of vegetarian diets. The content has been meticulously researched, with Robbins offering dozens of pages of footnotes. If you're looking for a book with solid, hard proof of how vegetarians easily get plenty of protein, why meat is the #1 killer in the U.S., or how badly farm animals are treated, you won't do better than this volume. Diet for a New America has been credited with launching the second wave of vegetarianism in the U.S. when it was published (and nominated for a Pulitzer) in 1987. It's still timely today. www.foodrevolution.org.


2. "The China Study", by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II.

Quoting David Klein, Publisher/Editor of Living Nutrition Magazine; "The China Study is the most important book on nutrition and health to come out in the last 75 years. Everyone should read it, and it should be the model for all nutritional programs taught at universities. The reading is engrossing if not astounding. The science is conclusive. Dr. Campbell's integrity and commitment to truthful nutrition education shine through.


3. Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)

has been a strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science since 1971. CSP is a consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being. www.cspinet.org.

4. The International Vegetarian Union (IVU), founded in 1908 when the first World Vegetarian Congress was held in Dresden, Germany. The idea for IVU came from the French Vegetarian Society; the first Congress was organized internationally by the British Society. Since then a series of World Congresses have been held all around the world. This is a non-profit organization that can be used to find some unique vegetarian recipes for those seeking to enjoy their vegetarian diet choices. They can be found at www.IVU.org.




informative websites

1. www.ipcc.ch
Official website of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) the overall United Nation / World Meteorological Organization that is tracking and evaluating the threat. Their most recent assessment was published in 2007 and is identifies as "AR4", i.e., their fourth report since 1988.

2. www.realclimate.org
A great website run by a group of bona fide climatologists. They take topical subjects and analyze them effectively on a peer reviewed basis. More current than the IPCC website and less technical.

3. www.greenpeace.org
Greenpeace states: We 'bear witness' to environmental destruction in a peaceful, non-violent manner. We use non-violent confrontation to raise the level and quality of public debate. In exposing threats to the environment and finding solutions we have no permanent allies or adversaries. We ensure our financial independence from political or commercial interests. We seek solutions for, and promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices.

4. www.climatechangeeducation.org
An assortment of Global Warming films, videos and DVD's, from Nova, Scientific American Frontiers, Bill Nye, Arctic Melting, Penguins, Polar Bears, etc. A bit edgy.

5. www.seakeepers.org
They recognize the ocean's critical importance to the life of our planet and are committed to finding real-world solutions to the problems now plaguing our seas. Sea Keepers directly support the scientific community ... by providing the critical data it needs to understand the changes occurring in our oceans, atmosphere and climate.

6. www.waterkeeper.org
Waterkeeper Alliance provides a way for communities to stand up for their right to clean water and for the wise and equitable use of water resources, both locally and globally.  The vision of the Waterkeeper movement is for fishable, swimmable and drinkable waterways worldwide.  Our belief is that the best way to achieve this vision is through the Waterkeeper method of grassroots advocacy.


CANCER

We will provide any information here that we have come across that we feel will be of service to those seeking alternative medical solutions for critical illnesses. The sources we provide here are by no means the only ones available, they are what we have found so far to be reliable. We will update these sources when we are provided with new and/or more current information.

1. "An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer";

this book is presented by Burton Goldberg. It is a compilation of information from various Medical Doctors with alternative cancer treatment experience. The book explains how to reverse cancer using clinically proven complimentary and alternative therapies. Mr. Goldberg also offers current information in his Alternative Medicine Magazine and web site: www.AlternativeMedicine.com .On the web site you can browse through informative articles from their most recent publication as well as from past issues.


2. "The Moss Reports"; Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D., was formerly assistant director of public affairs at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center in New York. His findings, contrary to what was being published at the time from the institute, have inspired his research and writing. He now offers individualized reports for cancer patients, these reports offer you his most recent findings on alternative cancer cures for your particular type of cancer. He can be reached through his publicist at 718-636-4433.

3. Bill Henderson is the author of a newsletter and a new Book about alternative cancer options. He had extensive experience with traditional cancer treatment through his own personal experience with his wife many years ago. He dedicated his life to alternative treatment research when she lost her life after years of conventional care. His Newsletter is quite informative and his book gives major insights to treating cancer with aggressive alternative treatments. His web site is www.GetAndStayWell.com.

4. There is an organization, "The Cure Research Foundation", that has extensive valuable information regarding diet and supplements for cancer patients. They also provide information about Doctors that provide Alternative Therapies in several states. You can find them on the web at: Cancer Home Page

5. "The Gerson Therapy", written by Charlotte Gerson

(founder of the Gerson Institute and daughter of Max Gerson, MD) and Morton Walker, DPM, discusses how the Gerson Therapy can help one conquer cancer and other illness such as Hepatitis, migraines, arthritis, heart disease, allergies and obesity. The Gerson Therapy has successfully treated thousands of patients for over 60 years. This book shows how diet, detoxification and strengthening the immune system can help overcome many illnesses. The 400 page Gerson Therapy includes the nutritional protocol for cancer and a less intensive version of the Therapy for non-cancer illnesses, how and why the Therapy works, patient cases and testimonials, special juicing techniques, and Gerson-approved recipes.

The Gerson Institute web site www.gerson.org has an extensive listing of other books, videos, DVD's, CD's, audiotapes, booklets and more. The Gerson Institute maintains a clinic and practitioner licensing program to ensure patients receive true Gerson care. They also train and certify medical professionals and Caregivers in the Therapy; make referrals to licensed treatment centers, practitioners, and caregivers; provide patient support; conduct lectures and seminars; and more. 1-888-4-GERSON, info@gerson.org, www.thegersonmiracle.org.


6. Another very informative website, find out about the successes with cesium … www.cancer-coverup.com tells you the story of another cancer winner.

7. The Kelley Diet program

that appears to be of great value for thriving during cancer treatment and after can be found through either Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez in New York at: 212-213-3336 or Dr. Taylor in Illinois at: 800-328-0642, Dr. Taylor has a free video available as well. You can find Dr. Gonzalez on the web at: Gonzales Clinic - An Alternative Cancer Therapy Clinic


8. For further understanding of the Gerson treatment program and its successes you can view Dr. Lorraine Day's website. She used the treatment herself to beat her personal fight with cancer; her website is www.drday.com.


CANCER COVER-UP

1. "Politics in Healing" by Daniel Haley

is a book with information about alternative treatments that have been intentionally withheld from public knowledge. It explains who has prevented the truth from being revealed and how they got away with it. A must read for people that wonder why "everyone" doesn't know about this or that treatment option.


2. "Racketeering in Medicine", The Suppression of Alternatives, by Dr. James P. Carter.

Exposes how Americans are being deprived of effective, economical treatments because those treatments are not highly profitable for surgeons and pharmaceutical companies.


3. "Dr. Max Gerson: Healing the Hopeless" by, Howard Straus.

Howard Straus, the grandson of Dr. Max Gerson, discusses the struggles this medical pioneer faced as he challenged orthodox medicine with his nutritional protocol. The biography follows Dr. Gerson through Nazi persecution, then persecution in the United States from the medical establishment, the continuation of his work despite the opposition, his questionable death and finally the present, where daughter Charlotte Gerson and the Gerson Institute work to continue his legacy and vision. His most famous patient was Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who was 75 years old when Gerson cured him of advanced diabetes. Schweitzer returned to his African hospital, won the Nobel Prize, and worked past age 90. Schweitzer wrote, "I see in Dr. Gerson one of the most eminent geniuses in the history of medicine."


4. "When Healing Becomes A Crime" by Kenny Ausubel.

The story of Harry Hoxsey and his fight with the medical establishment over unorthodox cancer treatment. A medical drama and an important historical episode in the development of alternative medicine in the twentieth century.



5. "Living Proof" by Michael Gearin-Tosh

is another book with a new twist regarding alternative treatments. Professor Gearin-Tosh of Oxford University In Oxford, England tears into the "diagnosis" that is given him by the expert oncologist's in England and the U.S. His prognosis was quite grim, being diagnosed with an aggressive form of multiple myeloma. The best-case scenario he was given was a "possible" 3-year life extension with treatment (Chemo & radiation). This book was written 8 years after he received that news. He gives new interesting insight that reveals the great difference between the medical community's definitions of common English words (diagnosis) and our traditional understanding of those words. The book also describes the treatments that he is using to assure his FAR longer than expected abundant life.




WELLNESS SCREENING

1. D.I.T.I. - Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging; NOT for women only! D.I.T.I. Body Scanning is a totally non-invasive clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body. "Our special infrared camera measures heat variations of the entire chest area, detecting problems 2-5 years ahead of traditional methods." For locations in Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties, Call C. Barrington RN, for location nearest you. 954-422-8766.


NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE

1. Ms. Linda Paulhus has been administering treatments successfully to people with Lupus, ALS, MS, etc since the mid 1980's. She has a free book available as well on her website www.ALSAlternative.com.She can be reached at 978-462-4976.

 
 
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The Second Annual

Florida Earth Festival!

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Taking Place at University Woodlands Park; 2601 St. AndrewsBlvd. in Boca Raton.

The event will take place on April 18th and 19th, 2015 and will feature the latest in Green Technologies. There will be educational activities for the children and live music. Come out and see what’s new!

 



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