Category: Environment

Food as Sacred

Food Is Scred-Pamm Larry
Food Is Scred-Pamm Larry

By Pamm Larry Do you know where your dinner came from? Who did you buy it from: an anonymous corporation that creates pesticides as part of its portfolio or someone you know who grows organically? How did the grower treat the soil and water while it grew? Did the seeds come from someone who saved… Read more »

Ionized Alkaline Water

good water store
good water store

Optimize Your Health and Vitality with Ionized Alkaline Water By Phyllis Humber   Clarity comes to mind as we step on into the New Year. Knowing where we stand is vital while navigating today’s waters of extreme change. As we stretch forward to embrace the fresh energy of 2018, we cannot help but think about… Read more »

Herbal Solutions for Radiant Vitality

Fionas forrest
Fionas forrest

At Fiona’s Forest By Jules Pecson My name is Jules Pecson, and I’m a master herbalist and owner of Fiona’s Forest in Paradise. Our forte is full-body beauty and well-being, using natural ingredients foraged sustainably in our local forests. My health journey started eight years ago, when I was taught to use traditional wild-crafted herbal… Read more »

Creating the New World According to the Ancient Wisdom

Jack Allis
Jack Allis

What Forces Must Come into Play? What Part Do You Play? By Jack Allis Few topics are more important than changing the world. It’s a wonder we don’t hear people talk about it more. One of the obvious reasons is that most people believe the world is so messed up that there’s nothing any one… Read more »

Wild-Crafted Summer Remedies

By Fiona Allergy Tincture Humans constantly adapt to their environment but our bodies ultimately reflect allergic symptoms as our adaptation reaches its limit. The eyes become itchy as the pollen levels rise and a runny nose continually works to move invading allergens from the nasal cavities. Chest congestion and a dry cough also indicate that… Read more »

Passion and Excellence

at Berkeley Olive Grove OK … I’ll admit that we might be a little biased when it comes to our advertisers in the Lotus Guide, but every once in a while we think we need to say something about them, and this is one of those times. It started in the parking lot at a… Read more »

Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline

By Rahasya Poe    It’s not necessarily because I’m 25 percent Cherokee, or even that it’s the right thing to do, which it is, that I’m throwing in my two cents on this issue. I was thinking of writing this article anyway, but it was confirmed when I started reading what traditional news media was… Read more »

Why Our Cellphones Are Killing Gorillas

Why Our Cellphones Are Killing Gorillas By Rahasya Poe   I know the title sounds almost as if it’s the beginning of a sick joke, but it’s not. A mineral found in almost every piece of technology we use—computers, iPads, cell phones, and so on—is called columbite-tantalite, coltan for short. When refined, coltan becomes a… Read more »

A Perspective on Plant Spirituality

A Perspective on Plant Spirituality By Shea Smith When we plan our classes at HAALo, we choose topics that our community is “buzzing about” or about which we see a pattern of questions happening regularly in our shop. Recently, we’ve had a steady stream of conversations with our customers who come in to share whispered… Read more »

Olive Oils of Excellence-Darro Grieco

Keys to Olive Oils of Excellence By Darro Grieco Berkeley Olive Grove produces food of true natural value via traditional agriculture’s healthy soil, air, and rainwater. This is not a modern industrial operation dependent on artificial means. Art and science, tradition, and technology can achieve healthful foods with wonderful taste and other beneficial food and… Read more »