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An Illeocecal Valve Says What?

An Illeocecal Valve Says What?

Over the past several months since my family and I had been displaced by the Thomas fires I found myself having continual stomach and digestive issues. I began to get frustrated not knowing the root cause, especially because I am so mindful of the foods I eat. At times I began to get angry that […]

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Integrating the Shadow - A Shamanic Food Medicine Journey

Integrating the Shadow – A Shamanic Food Medicine Journey

After recently catering an EFT  (Emotional Freedom Technique) retreat in Ojai I was re-connected to my passion to provide food for people doing healing process work. Learning to eat well and take better care of myself was a huge step in my own personal healing journey. Years of child sexual abuse had lead me down a […]

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Cancerous Culture

Cancerous Culture

Like many of you folks out there I have a dear relative battling cancer. I am often sadden when I think of just how many of us know someone who has been affected by this incredibly horrible disease that eats away at our bodies, minds and spirits. The new Cancer Center on Loma Vista is […]

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Food Medicine

Food Medicine

Years ago when I first infused my belief system with compassionate eating, it had a core that focused on issues affecting the environment, animal suffering and our bodies and health. More recently my life path has lead me deeper into the healing realm of food as medicine and I have been fascinated by my findings. […]

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Its Easy Being a Veggie

Its Easy Being a Veggie

  On a recent outing with the Ventura County Vegans I found myself in the company of sensitive, animal loving people who where concerned with health and issues relating to world of food politics. The alternative lifestyle that balks meat and dairy products is still in the minority but is slowly gaining popularity in the […]

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Chewing With Gratitude

Chewing With Gratitude

Over the past few months I have been carving new pathways in my brain and attempted to incorporate new habits and rituals to my daily life. Change can sometimes be hard. We often cling to the familiar even when it is harmful or no longer serving us, we still resist. I’ve come to realize that […]

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How Avoiding Dairy Honors the Sacred Feminine

How Avoiding Dairy Honors the Sacred Feminine

Since I’ve become a mother I feel more deeply connected to other mothers. Not just human mothers, but mothers of all species. That bond of parent and child is obvious from elephants to kittens. It’s a protective, nurturing force that is so powerful it can be bewildering. After reading Carol Adams book The Sexual Politics […]

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How To Make Vegan Sushi!

How To Make Vegan Sushi!

How to make Vegan Sushi with Bianca Martinez

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Embracing Empathy

Embracing Empathy

By: Bianca Rose Martinez Published in the Ventura Breeze 6/23/11     When I became a vegetarian about 11 years ago, it was a result of an empathy circuit in my brain that had been re-activated. I had always loved animals as a kid (who didn’t?) and had lots of pets and stuffed animal toys […]

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