Free Lecture: 12 Culinary Herbs you Can’t Live Without


Mar 15, 6pm PST

In this evening presentation, veteran practitioner Todd Caldecott provides a detailed review of 12 important culinary herbs that everyone should know. During this lecture, Todd will provide a detailed review of their nutritional and phytochemical properties, as well as their culinary and medicinal uses, including how to cook with them, what foods they go best with, and how to prepare them as a medicine. In clinical practice since 1995, Todd Caldecott is author of the book Food As Medicine: The Theory and Practice of Food (2009), and is Director of the Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine.


VITAL Study Will Help to Clarify Vitamin D and Omega 3 Research

The VITAL Study is an ongoing research study in 25,874 men and women ages 50 and up in the U.S. The goal of the study is to determine whether vitamin D supplementation of 2000 IU daily or omega 3 fatty acids reduces the risk for developing cancer, heart disease and stroke in healthy adults. The study will end in 2018, totaling a five year duration. This study will provide enormous insights regarding the benefits of vitamin D and omega 3 supplementation. In this episode, Dr. John Cannell discusses the VITAL Study and its potential clinical implications with Dr. Joann Manson.

We have a forum thread about Vitamin D.

We Do Not Listen

We do not listen. There are too many noises about us; inside us, there is too much talk, too much questioning, too much demanding, too many urges, compulsions. We have so many things and we never listen to any one of them completely, totally, to the very end. And if you would kindly so listen, you will see that, in spite of yourself, the mutation, that emptiness, that transformation, the perception of what is true, comes into being. You don’t have to do a thing, because what you do will interfere, because you are greedy, you are envious, you are full of hate, ambition, and all the mischief that thought can make. So if you can listen happily, effortlessly, then perhaps in the quiet, deep, silence you will know what is truth. And it is only that truth that liberates, and nothing else. That is why you must stand completely alone. You cannot listen through another; you cannot see with the eyes of another; you cannot think with the thoughts of others. But yet you listen through others, see through the activities, through the saints, through the dictum of others. So if you can put away all these secondary things, the activities of others, and be simple, quiet, and listen, then you will find out.

Jiddu Krishnamurti