TC 242: Wisdom of Weeds and Urban Foraging

TC 242: Wisdom of Weeds and Urban Foraging

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and regulars Gloria and Jamie discuss wild edible plants. Edible plants can be found everywhere from the open fields and hills to the suburbs. Robin mentions a video she saw featuring Katrina Blair. Katrina’s book The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival is now available. ” The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit.  More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival.” Below is a video featuring Katrina Blair “shopping”...

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TC241: Why are the Bees Disappearing?

TC241: Why are the Bees Disappearing?

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe, host Robin Masiewicz and regulars Jamie and Gloria discuss the alarming decrease in the bee population and what we can do about it. Robin mentions Marla Spivak’s TED talk which we’ve embedded below. Bees are the most important pollinators of our fruits and vegetables and flowers and crops like alfalfa hay that feed our farm animals. More than one third of the world’s crop production is dependent on bee pollination. In the United States, an average of 30 percent of all bee hives are lost every winter. About 20 years ago,we were at a 15-percent loss. So it’s getting precarious.- Marla Spivak If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No...

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TC 235: Healthy Holidays

TC 235: Healthy Holidays

In this episode host Robin Masiewicz and regular diner Mr. Jamie discuss tips for aging gracefully and dealing with stress. Robin refers to information contained in articles from MindBodyGreen.com, a great website dedicated to helping people live a healthy lifestyle, and from Rebootwithjoe.com. From the article “The Secret to Aging Gracefully” 3 Steps that you can use to reframe stress and use it to your advantage. 1. Realize that not all stress is bad. 2. Realize that problematic situations can be seen as opportunities for growth. 3. Know your triggers and respond mindfully. Stress can come in many forms — physical, emotional, mental — and not all stress is bad. Eustress (“eu” means well or good in Greek) was a term coined by...

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TC 207: Juicing for Health

TC 207: Juicing for Health

Welcome to the Transformation Cafe podcast! On this episode we discuss the benefits of juicing with David Shay, who went on a 60 day juice fast to improve his health. He talks about how and why he started juicing, and how you can get started if you’ve never juiced before, or if you did try it and found it unappealing. Check our Resources page for recommended books on juicing, and links to juicers and accessories!                     Here are a couple of our favorite recipes . Recipes: Mean Green Juice 1 cucumber 4 stalks celery 6-8 leaves kale 2 apples 1/2 lemon (peeled) 1/2 inch fresh ginger   Dreamsicle Juice 1 apple 1/4 pineapple (with rind removed) 1 sweet potatoe (peeled) 4 – 6 carrots Below...

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