Shikimate Pathways-Sound Familiar? Didn’t Think So


Shikimate Pathways– You have probably never heard of these shikimate pathways, They are not a pathway you walk down, they are metabolic pathways and this is what glyphosate (The active ingredient in RoundUP) interferes  with, to kill the plants it is sprayed on. GMO plants are modified to resist this treatment. Being that human’s do not have Shikimate Pathways in their cells, then therefore RoundUP is safe. Right? Wrong, it turns out that all the bacteria that we have in our bodies, which out number our cells 10-1, all have Shikimate Pathways. Without this bacteria we don’t live. photoIn a previous post there was a link to an interview with Dr Stephanie Seneff that is so important we are posting it again. Especially if you have children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, because this stuff really takes a toll on children. Click here to go to this interview.

Roche Harbor Salmon Classic

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P1100257As of 2 pm this afternoon Andy Holman was in first place with a 20 lb 2 oz salmon, 2nd place was 16 lb 2 0z an third  place was 14 lb 6 oz. Final weigh in for the Classic will be at 6 pm this evening followed by dinner and a lot of anti-freeze.

New Research on Round-Up-


Best of San Juan Islands - Accommodation - Tucker House InnLast year, groundbreaking research was published suggesting that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, might be “a crucially important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions.”

If you missed it, please take the time to listen to Jeff Smith’s interview with one of the authors of that research, Dr. Stephanie Seneff, reposted above. The lead author and researcher on this groundbreaking study was Anthony Samsel.

They spray nearly one BILLION pounds of Roundup every year for conventional crop production, but genetically engineered (GE) crops see some of the heaviest use, as so-called Roundup Ready crops are designed to withstand otherwise lethal doses of this chemical.

Tests published last year also showed that people in 18 countries across Europe have glyphosate in their bodies,1 while yet a third study revealed the chemical has estrogenic properties and drive breast cancer proliferation in the parts-per-trillion range.2

Now, research published in the International Journal of Toxicology3 in January adds even more fuel to the fire, as it reveals that glyphosate-based formulations like Roundup pose a threat to human health through cytotoxicity and oxidative effects. Such formulations were also found to be lethal to human liver cells.  Click Here For The Rest of The Article

11th Annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic

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P1100227Roche Harbor 11th Annual Salmon Classic

Who says it is dead in the middle of winter out here in the San Juans. Next week is the 11th Annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic. Limited to 100 boats, this tournament sold out in early JanuaryP1100226. There is a $700 entry fee per boat and each boat can have up to 4 anglers. Last years winner of the 1st place fish weighed 22.3 lbs. This year if the 1st place fish weighs more than 30 lbs there is a $30,000 bonus cash prize. The weigh in fish are limited to hatchery fish who have a tendency to be smaller than the wild stock. We will keep you posted on how this tournament goes. You can see the preparations getting the parking lot in front of the Roche Harbor Store ready for all of the tents that will house the event activities and dinner.

‘Gluten Brain’: Wheat Cuts off Blood Flow to Frontal Cortex


As far back as 1954, reports of the full or partial resolution of schizophrenia following a gluten free diet began to surface in the medical literature. We covered this remarkable pattern of associations in a previous article titled, “60 Years of Research Links Gluten Grains to Schizophrenia.” While the explanation for this intriguing connection has remained focused on the disruption of the gut-brain axis and the presence in wheat of a wide range of pharmacologically active and mostly opioid receptor modulating polypeptides, a new and possibly more disturbing explanation is beginning to surface: wheat consumption cuts off blood flow to the brain.breakfast

From our friends from and the founder Sayer Ji, is an excellent article on the negative and widespread effects wheat is playing in our daily lives. Click here to read the full article



P1100177Take a glimpse into the near future of advancements in medical treatment. with your iPhone. It is here now. This technology just might help people start to take back some control of their health and out of the hands of traditional medical treatment. Watch this short video.. you might have to paste this into a browser to watch. Worth the effort.

Cherrios Go Non-GMO







Cereal giant General Mills has announced that its original-flavor Cheerios will soon be made without the use of genetically modified (GM) ingredients.

It’s a major step in the right direction that also highlights the changing attitudes among the US public regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs)… increasing numbers of people simply do not want them in our food. For the rest of the article click here. 

This particular post was put up as news about the food industry in general and by no means an endorsement for Cherrios. There is a very good chance that there is more nutrition in the box itself than the product inside. There’s some science here, but for another time. If you can’t get the labeling initiatives past on the ballot, at least you can vote 3 times a day with what you eat and have some effect.

Health/Nutrition-Mercola’s Top 10 Articles in 2013


P1090489So far the information provided to this blog has come exclusively from This is one of the most widely read and followed health/nutrition websites in the world. In the future we will be drawing from Sayer Ji’s Greenmedinfo, Natural News and once in a while from our flame throwing, brick throwing friend Russ Bianchi’s site . Today’s blog is a posting of Mercola’s Top 10 articles from the past year. Included in this post is film on cancer and an interview with Professor Thomas Seyfried talking about ketogenic diets. Click here to find this abundance of information. There is so much wrong with the health of our society and culture that the lifespan of our children will not be a long as their parents.

Health/Nutrition Vitamin D


This is the second in what we hope is going to be a long series of posts addressing our health and nutrition. So much attention is being focused on health care at the moment, when the focus should be on our health. Prevention as opposed to disease management. Getting and staying healthy should be the national focus. Our belief is that knowledge is empowering and that it is up to each one of us take charge of our health.P1090832


It is estimated that up to 85 percent of people have insufficient levels of vitamin D and are unaware of their deficient state. While conventional media and medicine promote sun avoidance, doing so can actually put your health in grave danger and cause vitamin D deficiency.

The Role of Vitamin D in Disease Prevention

A growing body of evidence shows that vitamin D plays a crucial role in disease prevention and maintaining optimal health. There are about 30,000 genes in your body, and vitamin D affects nearly 3,000 of them, as well as vitamin D receptors located throughout your body.



This blog is the first in what we hope is going to be a long series of posts addressing our health and nutrition. Much attention is being focused on health care at the moment, when the focus should be on our health. Prevention as opposed to disease management. Getting and staying healthy should be the national focus. Our belief is that knowledge is empowering and that it is up to each one of applesus take charge of our health.

Our fist post is on cholesterol and getting past the deceptive marketing that we have all been bombarded with. The more one looks into healthy lifestyles the more one finds that not all that we have been told is the way it is. Clickhere and this will take you to an article by our good friend Dr Joe Mercola. His daily newsletter is free and so very informative.