The Day the Water Died: Detoxing after the Gulf Oil Spill

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The excitement of the season had just begun, and then we heard the news: oil in the water, lots of oil killing lots of water. It is too shocking to understand. Never in the millennium of our tradition have we thought it possible for the water to die, but it is true.

Chief Walter Meganack
Traditional Village Chief
Port Graham NativeVillage, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
(National Wildlife Federation, 1990)

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The Hidden Face of Celiac Disease

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gluten Celiac disease is a dis-ease where the lining of the small intestine, the intestinal mucosa, is chronically damaged by gluten proteins and their interaction with the immune system. In the early nineties it was considered to be rare, affecting 1 in 4,850 North Americans. Recent numbers reveal that its present in 1 of every 111 apparently healthy/symptom free adults. Genetic research has now revealed that gluten sensitivity (immune/defense reactions to gluten) may ...

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