The Grape’s Spiritual Purpose?

Is it possible for the grape to have a spiritual purpose that impacts human life? In his best-selling book The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan lyrically describes relationships between humans and plants, from the plant’s point of view. Pollan posits that plants have a purpose; that the purpose of the apple, tulip, potato and marijuana is to fulfill human desires that would, of course,...
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Letting go of pain

I have never read a book twice but this time I knew I had to. I had been dealing with relentless back pain for a few weeks. The book was Norman Doidge’s The Brain’s Way of Healing . Why reread this book? Doidge writes in great detail about the fairly new discovery of brain neuroplasticity – the concept that the brain can and does change. What I was specifically wanting to reread was...
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The Heart of Wine and Heart Health

They tell us that wine, especially red wine, is good for our hearts. Certainly the molecules within wine contribute to our heart’s health. This photomicrograph of a red wine (sangiovese) reveals a heart within wine. Though not all red wines express hearts, those more likely to show us their hearts are organic and biodynamic as this one was. Yet I think that it’s a lot more than...
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Sacred Symbols

I am always reminded of the awesome universe that is within us when I teach or give a presentation that includes photographs from the microuniverse; that people are indeed enthralled by the images. This image – could it be a mandala, a ripple in a pond?  This is a photomicrograph of the molecule that stores energy in our cells.  It is called creatine phosphate or phosphocreatine. For...
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WISDOM,what is it?

I’ve been calling the work of the Cells that I do and teach – Cell Wisdom, rather than Cell Health. Googling Cell Health gives you pages of information about food, nutrition, and some education science.  And it all focuses on the physical.  When I think of WISDOM, it’s a much larger broader context – it includes the mind, our emotional well-being, our spiritual knowing....
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Cellular Intelligence

Looking at cells for decades I continue to learn their secrets and what they can teach us. AND ASK ABOUT WHAT MAKES THEM INTELLIGENT? And what IS cellular Intelligence? One of the most important features of our cells is its fabric or underlying matrix. Within the transparent gel-like substance called the cytoplasm, cells are  managed by thousands of strings, strands and tubes which connect all...
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