By Lesley Thorsell
What can we do for our own body’s environment? How do we clear the toxins and debris away so that our immune system stays strong and healthy?
These are questions that people seem to ask themselves, especially in the spring when it feels like a time to cleanse and renew, as nature does.
The first obvious choice is to do a cleanse-buy a prepared one like Firstcleanse or drink purified water and teas made from nettle, burdock root, dandelion leaves, elderberries and hot lemon.
• Drink green tea regularly-highly antioxidant.
• Check your PH-if there is one thing you do for yourself this year, get some PH strips and see if your body is acid or alkaline (check out ph-ion.com).
• If your body is acidic, cut back on processed and packaged food. Reduce white flour, sugar, alcohol and coffee.
• Increase use of lemons, grapefruit, onions and garlic: these all have an alkalizing effect. The juices from green vegetables are also highly alkalizing. Alkaline water is now available, for more information search Kangen Water.
• Drink wheatgrass. It is a powerhouse detoxifier and has 70% chlorophyll. It transports valuable nutrients to every cell of your body and removes waste while rebuilding immune system.
• Alkalizing your body regulates metabolism, increases athletic performance, builds stamina and delivers pure energy. Disease and arthritis CANNOT survive in an alkaline environment.
• Find your mojo! Enjoying what you do, exploring your passion, practising yoga, laughing, and being with people you love also increases your ALKALINITY!
• Step into an infrared sauna regularly- detoxifies, softens skin, reduces stress and increases weight loss.
• Soak in Epsom salt baths to help release toxins.
• Dry-brush before going into shower-use a natural bristle brush in a circular motion towards heart - great for lymphatic drainage and increased blood flow. Read more »
by Lesley Thorsell
I enjoy hiking, swimming and photography in our wild spaces. The Eldred Valley, an area I had always wanted to see, I decided to visit a few months ago. It was a surprise to be greeted by people in visi-vests and clipboards, to be followed up the road by large trucks, and to see on the roadside many cut trees, the entire way to the end of the road. Bulldozers moving the roots and debris were everywhere; massive pipes, and red tape with wildlife written on it strung across some trees. It was the furthest thing from that pretty picture of two people sitting in front of a waterfall (courtesy of Plutonic Power) that I have ever seen.
The same scenario is happening at Frieda Creek and Lake which, I understand, is our mayor’s favorite fishing hole.
As it sits right now, there are 119 water licenses approved and 545 applications for private water licenses in British Columbia. One project alone involves river diversion, dramatically reduced water flows, bridges, new roads, blasting, logging and toxic herbicide spraying to control growth under lines.
I am confused when reading the Premier’s B.C. Energy Plan. It says that 50% of B.C. Hydro’s incremental resource needs to come through conservation. Other sources would be bioenergy, geothermal, tidal, solar, wind and small run-of–river. From zero run-of-river projects to nearly 700? What are we going to do with all this excess energy?
The power production is at peak in the late spring and summer when our use for hydro is diminished, so what could we do with that power? The 1027-megawatt project for Bute Inlet is partnered with U.S. General Electric and would be connecting with the US/Canada power grid. Donald McInnes of Plutonic Power was quoted in The Tyee: “An export plan is an obvious way to go.” Read more »