Merlian Newsletter February 2013

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Merryn’s Musings

A “Go To” book for me: Save Our Bones by Vivian Goldschmidt

People ask me sometimes, “What are your sources?” or “What are the ‘Go To’ books for you?” There are several, but one of the key books for me is “Save Our Bones” by Vivian Goldschmidt, M.A. This is a fantastic book that I turn to over and over again.

Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark

Feeding Body & Soul

If you’d asked me a few years ago whether I’d be following a virtually wheat free, 90% vegetarian — hell, 90% vegan diet, I’d have said, “That’s nuts.” Now I’m likely to say, “That’s raw cashews to you, and by the way, do you know how many recipes you can make with them?” It’s safe to say that I’m not alone in making a big diet and lifestyle change, either.


Remembering Ravi Shankar

Remembering Ravi Shankar by Nancy Mehagian — Nancy writes, “ I first saw Ravi Shankar at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 where he electrified the audience, most of whom had never before heard classical Indian music. Ravi was preparing to leave for Moscow and had an incredibly busy schedule. Still, he invited me to dinner at his home in the Lodi Estates, the Beverly Hills of New Delhi….”

Conscious Eating

Advocates Still Push for GMO Labeling

Advocates Won’t let Up on the GMO Labeling Issue from by Conan Milner California’s Proposition 37, the nation’s most promising measure to date in the effort to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs), ended in defeat in November. But labeling advocates say the fight is far from over.

Books /Media

Wheat Belly

Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD Review by Cheryl Shainmark Wheat Belly” is a real eye-opener, addressing some of the biggest problems in health today — obesity, adult diabetes, heart disease and more — all get a critical reassessment after Dr. Davies identifies what may be the biggest culprit: wheat.


Evidence of the Gods

Evidence of the Gods by Erich Von Daniken Review by Cheryl Shainmark This is an amazing compilation of new writing side by side with the author’s own photographs from 30 years worth of world travel. Evidence of the Gods may be his most persuasive book yet that ancient humans were witness to, and influenced by, alien contact.


2013 Zodiac Predictions

2013 Zodiac Predictions by Acharya Nitin Datta from Datta writes, “As we step into the New Year, different zodiacs will experience different transitions due to planetary changes. Here’s what’s in store for you!”


Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Priceless Treasure

Traditional Chinese Medicine – A Priceless Treasure from Traditional Chinese medicine includes herbs, acupuncture, qi energy and physiology, oriental medicine, and more

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Merryn & Team

Merryn Jose – Editor In Chief & Publisher

Cheryl Shainmark- Senior Editor

Carl Casella – Sound Editor

by Staff