Saturday, May 23, 2015

March Against Monsanto - Cleveland

Hello there and thank you for stopping by. 

Today was a very exciting day because health activists all over the globe spoke out against GMOs and their lack of proper labeling. It was my privilege to be a guest speaker at the MAM demonstration in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Below is a video of #MAMCLE, followed by the full text of my speech. Let me know what you think!



Thank you for having me here today. While most of my credentials are related to diet and nutrition, I’m going to be speaking from a more political strategy angle today.

When we look at the growing list of countries that are refusing to allow Monsanto seed to be planted in their soil, it can seem like a victory for those of us who have a greater awareness about the negative impact Monsanto is having on our environment.

Yet, it is imperative that we do our own research and read between the lines so that we do not fall victim to irresponsible media claims. Just because a country bans Monsanto’s round-up ready seeds, it is not a victory if these countries are simply buying toxic seeds from another equally dangerous corporation.

Currently, over 30 Ohio Farmers are suing a Swiss agrochemical company called, Syngenta for selling them substandard GMO corn seed before it was approved. The allegations also state that because corn cross-pollinates; all of the corn grown right here in Ohio has been contaminated.

Do you find it acceptable that Switzerland would restrict the use of GMO crops in their own country, while profiting from selling GMO seed to our Ohio Farmers?

We need to recognize that Monsanto is not alone anymore. Not only are there other corporations committing similar crimes against humanity with their tainted seeds but they are also influencing our legislators.
Last year alone, Monsanto donated more than three hundred thousand dollars to various politicians - both Republican and Democrat.
The GMO producing super powers have gained so much momentum that there is only one way to peacefully stop them. We have to stop giving them our money. The only way we are going to know if we are giving them our money, is if GMOs are labeled.

Only then will we truly have the freedom of choice.

The United States is supposed to be “the land of the free.” We have the freedom to practice any religion, without fear of being burned at the stake. We have the freedom to be here today and express our feelings about Monsanto, our government, and other governments, without fear of any legal ramifications. However, we do not have the freedom to know what we are eating!

Does that make you angry?

Come on Cleveland. You've got more passion than that. This is not a time for apathy. Allow me to rephrase my question. You - American citizens who work every day, pay taxes, and vote, do not have the right to know if the food you are feeding your children is toxic or not.

DOES THAT MAKE YOU ANGRY?

Good. Now harness that passion and do something about it.

First, events like March Against Monsanto provide excellent opportunities to meet other like-minded people. Look around. Do you see anyone who you do not know? Before you leave here today, I want you to introduce yourself to the awesome people here whom you do not yet know. Exchange email addresses, friend each other on Facebook – make a personal connection to other people who are here. We will not win our freedom to know what is in our food if we do not work together.

Second, do not wait for the next March Against Monsanto to communicate with each other. There is more communication technology available today than ever in history. Put it to good use and talk to each other on a regular basis. Find out what skills each person has to bring to the table and organize yourselves accordingly.

Third, get to know your politicians. Email them. Call them. Invite them out for coffee with you and your fellow activists to discuss why you believe GMO’s should be labeled. Discuss with them the facts about GMO’s and address the lack of facts. Make your politicians aware that Monsanto and other GMO agribusinesses are experimenting on their families too by withholding information about which foods contain GMOs.

When we vote, we are hiring politicians. They are our employees. It is our responsibility to educate them about what is important to us. It is their responsibility to make decisions that reflect what we hired them to do. We are two years away from the next Presidential election. Whomever you choose to vote for, make sure he or she knows that we want labels on GMOs.


Thank you.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Auntie Jane’s Any Time Oatmeal Bars



Hello lovely Readers! You are going to enjoy this original recipe so much that you will forget you are upset that it took me too long to post it!
Aside of the fact that Auntie Jane’s Any Time Oatmeal Bars are loaded to the max with fiber, protein, and other essential vitamins, they are nearly impossible to get tired of because the recipe allows for a great deal of flexibility. 
#AuntieJaneRecipes 
At our house we eat them cold or warmed up for breakfast, dessert, and late night snacks. Stored in the refrigerator they can last up to ten days. I’m really not sure if they would hold up any longer because the pan is always empty by the tenth day.

The brands featured on this page are the brands I actually use. Enjoy and share the vegan, gluten-free, yummy possibilities! 


Auntie Jane’s Any Time Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients:

· 6 cups quick-cooking gluten-free oats

· 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt

· 1 teaspoon baking soda

· 1 Tablespoon maca root powder

· ¼ teaspoon molasses

· 2 cups non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, hemp etc)

· 1 cup grapeseed oil (or melted coconut oil)

· 1 cup of 100% natural apple sauce (or 3 to 4 mashed, very ripe bananas)

· 1 cup chia gel

Optional Ingredients: (to play it safe for your first batch, only pick two optional ingredients…my favorite is chocolate chip and cashew butter…or maybe maple walnut)

· ½ cup sugar or maple syrup

· 1 cup dark chocolate chips

· ½ to 1 cup dried fruit in small pieces

· ½ to 1 cup nut butter (cashew, peanut, almond etc)

· ½ to 1 cup nut pieces

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients in the order they are listed, mixing periodically with a sturdy utensil. Pour into greased 9X13 baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes or until set. Let cool completely before cutting and it will stay formed and manageable. However, I don’t have that much restraint so I dig into it while it’s still a hot gooey, tasty mess!

Have fun with this recipe and please share any new variations with the rest of us! #AuntieJaneRecipes



Thursday, June 5, 2014

Treat Your Face To Flower Water

Hello, lovely Readers! I am kicking myself in the butt for not taking a photo before I tried this latest experiment but I did not expect such quick and awesome results.  

My skin isn't porcelain white but I am quite fair. Lately, I started developing a lot pink and redness on my face. Perhaps the seasonal change caused the inflammation. I'm not quite sure. 
I looked through my pantry, which is full of herbs, essential oils, and other Herbalist necessities to see what type of potion I could whip up to help my irritated skin. In my search, I found a bottle of Chamomile Hydrosol. 

I know Chamomile is soothing in teas, lotions, and ointments. Why not try this on my face? Morning and night I have applied Chamomile Hydrosol to a cotton ball to cleanse my face. Then I apply a thin layer of moisturizer aka coconut oil. Three days later the inflammation on my face in 99% gone. My skin is clear and soft and feels great!

Do you use hydrosols (flower waters)?  Share your tips and suggestions in the comment below!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Superfood Dessert...Maco-Choco Delights

Hello, Beautiful Readers,  

I have an amazing recipe to share with you that includes some of my most favorite things, including maca root, cacao, raw honey, and coconut oil.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

These four simple ingredients are some of nature's most powerful superfoods, also known as 'foods of the gods.'  

Maca root comes from Peru and has been effectively used as an energy booster and hormone stabilizer because it is loaded with vitamins, fatty acids, phytohormones, and amino acids.

Cacao beans are grown in Mexico and South America.  When they are dried at a very low temperature, they can then be ground up into an easy to use powder.  This chocolaty treasure is abundant in antioxidants, which promote general health and may reduce the risk of heart disease. 

Raw Honey...oh my, I must use restraint to be brief on this decadent embodiment of sweetness.  This tasty temptress contains antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.  It also helps relieve allergies and aids in digestion.  The list goes on.  To make sure we always have raw honey to help keep us healthy, learn what you can do to help keep the bees healthy. (#savethebees)

Coconut Oil is extracted from the white meaty part of the coconut.  It's uses and benefits are endless!  I know you're eager to get to the recipe though so you can sink your teeth into some yummy Maco-Choco Delights!  To learn more about coconut oil, just check out the article I wrote about it for TMR

How to make Maco-Choco Delights

  • In a small bowl, mix together 6 TBSP maca root powder & 6 TBSP cacao powder.
  • In a small pan, over low heat, melt 3/4 cup coconut oil & 3/4 cup raw honey.  
  • When the honey and oil become liquid, add the powders gradually, stirring continuously. 
  • When all ingredients are combined, pour into chocolate molds of your choice and place in refrigerator until firm. 
If you don't love these sweet treats at first bite, send them to me because I can't seem to get enough!

Enjoy your health!
Jane Hash, CNHP


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Cajun Lentil Soup Recipe

Greetings, wonderful Readers! It has been a brutally cold winter here in northeast Ohio. My urges to gorge on heavy comfort foods can get overwhelming. 

During these dark and blustery times I do my best to be gentle with myself, by finding creative compromises that fulfill what I want as well as what I need.  

Below is a recipe I concocted yesterday in my laboratory aka 'kitchen.'  It was inspired by the rich and spicy flavors of Cajun cuisine. Then, I incorporated one of my staple health foods...lentils.  

This recipe need not be followed EXACTLY as it is written.  I used green lentils but any lentil could work. Also, you may want to add diced tomatoes, more celery and less green pepper.  You may even want to add some type of seafood.  Make it as it is written or get creative with it.  Either way, I want to know how you like it!  Bon appetit!

Awesome Cajun Lentil Soup

Spice Mix

Equal parts
  • Sea salt 
  • Black pepper 
  • Cayenne 
  • Oregano 
  • Paprika 
Put all the seasoning in a container with a tight fitting lid and shake to mix. Set aside. 

The Soup

Ingredients
  • about 1 lb andouille sausage
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 small onions or 1 large onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Better Than Bouillon (vegetable or chicken)
  • Small can tomato paste (about 6 oz)
  • 1 lb green lentils
  • 8-10 cups of water (depending on how much broth you like)

Directions 

First, slice sausage, cook thoroughly, drain grease, and transfer sausage to the soup pot. Then, dice peppers, onions, celery, and garlic and add to the pot. Add water, rinsed lentils, tomato paste, and 1 TBSP of the prepared Spice Mix…more spice can be added later if you want it hotter. Bring pot to a boil, add a heaping TBSP of bouillon, stir, and turn down to simmer. After it starts to simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes.

This recipe makes a lot of soup but it tastes great and freezes well.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Holistic Vitality Education Gift Certificates

Happy holidays!  I'm very excited to announce that starting today and ending on December 24th, you can purchase a Holistic Vitality Education (HVE) Holiday Gift Certificates for only $50!  

An HVE Holiday Gift Certificate entitles students to two one-on-one classes with me!  Our first class will focus on setting your HVE goals and developing steps to help you reach those goals.  In the second class, we will evaluate your progress and you'll have the opportunity to set new goals to help you reach optimal health and vitality!

Be Well,

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ear Candle Demonstration

Hello, fabulous Readers!  One of the things I love most about doing what I do is, empowering others to take care of their own well-being.  I've been teaching workshops about herbs and holistic living for several years and I'm always curious about whether or not my students will implement their new found knowledge into their lifestyle.  Well, I was just doing some research on YouTube and came across an Ear Candle demonstration video made by a former student. She's doing it just like I taught her!  Great job, Lindy!