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Female Self Perspective – Venus Figurines

Posting this article to honor Lady Day (March 25th)

Source: Toward Decolonizing Gender: Female Vision in the Upper Paleolithic by Catherine Hodge McCoid and Leroy D. McDermott American Anthropologist, June 1996

Abstract: Examining McDermott’s hypothesis that the earliest known images of the human body from the European Upper Paleolithic (Venus figurines) were self-representations by women. When examined, this proposal becomes so compelling that the only remaining question is, Why did it take so long to consider the logical possibility that a female point of view was involved?

Paleolithic Venus:

All of us look at the world and, at least partially, see what is inside our own heads. The the extent that we do not recognize this, we remain behind our cultural screens.

Icelandic Hot-Springs Bread

Icelandic Hot-Springs Bread

Image Source: Kelsey Reckling Like many people I've rather an obsession with hot-springs, especially wild unadulterated hot-springs. Took long enough but finally a curiosity popped into my head wondering if people cooked in hot-springs traditionally. So of course they did, in fact they stil ...

Dendrotherapy and the Energy of the Siberian Cedar

Dendrotherapy and the Energy of the Siberian Cedar

Source: Ringing Cedars of Russia The plants that surround us are not merely a green background. The healing properties of trees are used for the treatment and prevention of various ailments. Since ancient times, it has been thought that flowers, bushes, and trees absorb information they recei ...

Matured Kefir with Orange and Cinnamon

Matured Kefir with Orange and Cinnamon

Ripened Kefir with Orange and Cinnamon is an incredibly healthful tonic which is particularly good as a digestive aid and for folks with Type 2 Diabetes is ripened kefir with orange peels and cinnamon. The famous Dominic N. Anfiteatro of Dom's Kefir site who has collected all kinds of informatio ...

Coffee Enemas for Detoxification on the GAPS Diet

Coffee Enemas for Detoxification on the GAPS Diet

Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride recommends using enemas especially during the initial stages of the GAPS diet to assist with detoxification especially if you are having a lot of die-off symptoms. Enemas are very safe and extremely helpful for reducing toxic load in the body, relieving constipati ...

Medicinal Uses for Baking Soda

Medicinal Uses for Baking Soda

More extensive information about the amazing health benefits of baking soda can be found in Sodium Bicarbonate – Second Edition E-Book: Rich Man's Poor Man's Cancer Treatment by Mark Sircus, AC., OMD Also check out this excellent article on using baking soda and potassium citrate by Walter Last ...

Create Your Own Custom Probiotics with Homemade Kefir

Create Your Own Custom Probiotics with Homemade Kefir

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference entitled Brain Solutions. I was excited to see that Natasha Trenev was one of the speakers and would be filling us in on recent advances in the understanding of the gut-brain-microbe axis. But as the conference went on I felt increasingly annoy ...

How to fillet chain pickerel, perch and bullhead catfish

How to fillet chain pickerel, perch and bullhead catfish

Earlier this summer, we got in some fishing with my brother and a very dear old friend up in Sullivan County, NY. It was extremely hot at the time, and the fishing was generally pretty rough. However, we ended one otherwise unsuccessful day with a bonanza of catches in a small, still pool that ...

Immunology in the Gut Mucosa

Immunology in the Gut Mucosa

The gut mucosa hosts the body's largest population of immune cells. Nature Immunology in collaboration with Arkitek Studios have produced an animation unravelling the complexities of mucosal immunology in health and disease. Nature Immunology homepage here: These images of the interna ...

American Gut – Learn About Your Microbiome

American Gut – Learn About Your Microbiome

Please join us for Phase II of American Gut. During Phase I we raised $339,213, making it the largest crowd funded & open source SCIENCE project in history. World's LARGEST open-source, community driven effort to characterize the microbial diversity of the Global Gut. All US and International partic ...