There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...

-Lord Byron

Definition of Walkabout :

a short period of wandering as an occasional interruption of regular work
Showing posts with label arsenic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label arsenic. Show all posts

31 January 2011

Gasland


Not having any idea what the premise of the documentary "Gasland" was all about, I hit the play button with complete ignorance to the story's subject matter.

103 minutes later, my ignorance could no longer be kept in the dark.

In 2005, America changes legislation so that Oil and Gas companies can get around the Clean Air and Water Act that President Nixon put into place in the 1970's to protect the American public. This was done so that corporate America can run Big Business and exploit our BLM lands to do Hydraulic Fracking for Natural Gas.

The problem with this is in the sneaky way the government changes legislation to turn a profit, while not properly informing us. With the new legislation, there seems to be no oversight or regulatory control of private enterprise. When that happens, the American people suffer. In this case, corporations are freely drilling in the proverbial backyards of citizens, and the effects of their drilling are having devastating effects of water wells, humans and animals health, and the environment.

I live in the State of Utah, a State that according to the movie, has almost two thirds of it's BLM land covered with these type of natural gas drills. I understand about the economic impact, but my question is, at what cost?

Last year, I became extremely ill. Specialist after specialist, test after test, procedure after procedure, no one could pinpoint the exact problem.

I wonder, considering where I live, if the drilling for natural gas has leaked into our Utah's watersheds? If so, it is in the crops we grow, the animals we consume, and the air we breathe.

Should we not be concerned, or is our society only concerned with capital gains? Is one's goal to obtain the American dream killing the very fabric of our society?

19 January 2010

sure I'll ingest arsenic and chorella


The winter pollution inversion here is smothering me, like a psychopath covering it's victims mouth with a dirty, oily, stained blanket.

The suffocating air caused my normally healthy immune system to fail over the weekend and I succumbed to the flu.  Being too weak to drive to the store, I was forced to use whatever western medicine was at home.

Thank goodness, I was able to drag myself to the store Monday, and get some healthy, natural stuff, which is more my style...as well as my Aussie holistic Mum providing me with some oils to rub on da body...










And although the oils burned my skin red raw, and the natural drink looked like, well...( I'll let you judge)

the natural ingredients worked their magic like no western over the counter crap ever could. ( Of course I need to do more research about what the heck Spirulina, chorella, and barley and wheat grass do...)

And to top it all off, Aussie holistic Mum opened my eyes to Trace Minerals, although I am somewhat concerned when the ingredients listed here include things such as Arsenic and Tin. But I suppose that is why they are called "trace"


Suggestions for other natural remedies for the flu are more than welcome, since I have my BIG adventure in two days, and really want to feel my best.