Local & Fresh

We started a rooftop garden at our place in downtown San Francisco. No insecticides, herbicides, or pesticides… just local homegrown goodness. Pepper Cress, Water Cress, Coriander, Arugula, Sugar Snap Peas, Baby Carrots, Strawberries, Parsley, Kale, Swiss Chard, Scallions, and Sage, Rosemary & Thyme. Yum!

Cancer is not…

pretty or pink. It’s time to move beyond pink ribbons and messages of “breast cancer awareness”, and start agitating for real and meaningful action in the fight to eradicate this disease for good. – The Cancer Culture Chronicles Today’s a great day to donate to Breast Cancer Action, the only national breast cancer organization that […]

A physician to himself

He who lives by rule and wholesome diet is a physician to himself. – Concise Directions on the Nature of our Common Foodso far as it tends to Promote or Injure Health. Published by Swords of London: 1790, p 7.

an idea from the beginning…

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out and the growing generation is familiar with the idea from the beginning. – Max Planck

Kale Salad (yum!)

INGREDIENTS – 1 bunch kale – 1/4 purple onion (thinly sliced) – 1/4 bunch fresh dill – goat cheese (crumbled) – olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon, s & p (all VERY lightly)

Chicken Soup (awesome!)

INGREDIENTS – 1 yellow onion (sliced) – 2” fresh ginger (sliced) – 1/4 habanero chile (sliced) – 6 shiitake mushrooms (sliced) – 2 organic chicken breasts (bone-in, skin on) – 32 oz organic chicken stock – 1/2 cup water – 1/2 cup dried goji berries (soaked) – 5 cloves of fresh garlic (finely chopped) – […]

the dirty dozen

If you can’t buy all organic… buy organic of the dirty dozen listed here; 12 Most Contaminated peaches celery apples grapes nectarines (imported) sweet bell peppers white potatoes lettuce spinach blueberries (domestic) strawberries cucumbers

three great tips…

one) WHOLE FOODS – unprocessed, unrefined, no added ingredients two) LOCAL – produced locally by independent farmers vs large agribusiness three) ORGANIC – produced w/out pesticides, chemical fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, additives

Grow your own drugs…

Another Food Matters film, this one on wild harvesting of fruits and berries. He then shows a fantastic flu fighting winter chicken soup recipe loaded with medicinal foods (we made this… YUM!!!!! i’ll post it too under “recipes”) … here’s a snipit… Grow Your Own Drugs

The Tapping World Summit

19 of the World’s Leading EFT and Meridian Tapping Experts Having different is possible! EFT and Meridian Tapping is an amazing resource tool used to re-wire our brains and deactivate old conditioned thoughts of stress or trauma – and help with health, emotional, and financial challenges. This online event started yesterday, February 21st and goes […]

The Great Health Debate

14 of the world’s top diet experts Wow! This is really enjoyable. So many different perspectives on diet. Very thought provoking. Check it out… it takes some time but well worth it. UPDATE: This link was for the Feb 2011 event, hopefully they’ll have another soon. Really great.

Vaccine Report

Vaccines: GET THE FULL STORY International Medical Council on Vaccination Read about why vaccines have never been proven safe or effective, some of the serious health side effects,  the autism/vaccine association, the profit motivation behind the pharmaceutical industry’s big vaccine push, the shocking truth about what’s in vaccines, why vaccinated children have far worse health […]


Knockout by Suzanne Somers Very interesting and compelling reading as she interviews doctors and medical professionals that are using everything from alternative to integrative to conventional methods to combat cancer. You can find it on Amazon or I’ll let you borrow mine!

Work of a Doctor

The work of the doctor will, in the future, be ever more that of an educator, and ever less that of a man who treats ailments. – Lord Horder


Desiderata by Max Ehrmann (1920s) Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have […]

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra A practical guide to the fulfillment of your dreams. It really is practical! And he also has a book for parents to help kids build a happy life from the beginning by teaching… Everything is possible. We all have the gift of creating absolutely anything. There’s […]

Breast Cancer Action

BCA fights for a lot of what Val believed – including complacency of scientists (and doctors), true prevention, environmental causes, politics, and universal access to high quality, effective treatment. And BCA is the only national breast cancer organization that does not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry or from any corporations profiting from or contributing […]

The Doctor of the Future

—– Original Message —– From: Brenda Eckles To: Val Skene Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 2:27 PM Subject: Dr. Pony1 The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. – Thomas Edison (& […]