Smoking Room Ceiling

Gets the point across!
One of my best mates had a near fatal heart attack Friday.
He was a smoker till then.
As were most of the guys in the Cardiac Care Unit.
The nurse looked at an image of his heart and said he had been smoking for over 40 years – which was true. Apparently smoking causes a change in the shape of the heart and this young girl had seen enough to know pretty well by the shape of the heart how long a person had been inhaling cigarette smoke.

Smoking Room Ceiling
Smoking Room Ceiling

The "chemical imbalance" myth

The idea that depression and other mental health conditions are caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain is so deeply ingrained in our psyche that it seems almost sacrilegious to question it.

Canola Oil – Genetically Modified Poison

Canola is genetically modified rape seed oil – a poison. It is cheap so many manufacturers are turning to it. It’s not easy to find bread made without it. Not that we should be eating bread, just saying.
“Rapeseed oil is poisonous to living things and is an excellent insect repellent. I have been using it (in very diluted form, as per instructions) to kill the aphids on my roses for the last two years. It works very well; it suffocates them. Ask for it at your nursery. Rape is an oil that is used as a lubricant, fuel, soap and synthetic rubber base and as an illuminate for color pages in magazines. It is an industrial oil. It is not a food. Rape oil, it seems, causes emphysema, respiratory distress, anemia, constipation, irritability, and blindness in animals and humans. Rape oil was widely used in animal feeds in England and Europe between 1986 and 1991, when it was thrown out. Remember the “Mad Cow disease” scare, when millions of cattle in the UK were slaughtered in case of infecting humans? Cattle were being fed on a mixture containing material from dead sheep, and sheep suffer from a disease called “scrapie”. It was thought this was how “Mad Cow” began and started to infiltrate the human chain. What is interesting is that when rape oil was removed from animal feed, ‘scrapie’ disappeared. We also haven’t seen any further reports of “Mad Cow” since rape oil was removed from the feed.”

Alternatives to White Sugar

Someone asked me for alternative sweeteners this week. Here’s what I jotted off to her:
Agave Syrup – Living Earth (
Blackstrap molasses – Health food shop
Honey – Coles or Health food shop
Maple syrup – Health food shop
Stevia – Coles, Health food shop or Morlife
Xylitol – Morlife