We Celebrate the Earth Today!
Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer. Leopards, cobras, monkeys, rivers and trees; they all served as my teachers when I lived as a wanderer in the Himalayan foothills.
~ Radhanath Swami
Original painting by Ruth Westreich of the Westreich Foundation
Happy Earth Day!
Today we celebrate with creativity and words from three inspiring women. We begin by sharing a painting by a wonderful supporter of the arts and health, Ruth Westreich's painting of Mother Earth - a part of a series that is sparking dialogue with academics, health professionals and forward thinkers.
Even though we cannot be out doors with crowds of people, planting trees, sampling their organic food at a festival booth, or purchasing bamboo utensils and hemp T-shirts....we do want to continue to be mindful about what we can do and plan actions we can take.
The Westreich Foundation has collaborated with many organizations to compile this list of organizations which you could volunteer with to create a healthier world:Read more
From our Friends at Children's Health Defense: a Very important call to action!
Sign to Join CHD’s Submission to Stop FCC Rule Allowing 5G & Satellites Antennas on Homes
What is OTARD and Why We Must Take Action
The FCC is about to expand its ‘Over The Air Reception Devices’ (OTARD) rule (WT 19-71), to allow wireless companies to install 5G and other cell towers and transmitting devices (not only receiving devices as the name suggests) on homes. The wireless companies will be allowed to enter into a contract with your neighbor to install a cell tower on their home, without the need for a permit, without asking for neighbors’ input or permission and without any considerations to a neighbor’s disability, property values or other needs.
The OTARD rule expansion will allow a “Wireless Wild West” for 5G infrastructure and antenna deployment which will include the 1,000,000 antennas to provide the ground infrastructure for the satellites. The expansion of the OTARD rule will violate the Constitution and upend long-standing common law personal and property rights. The FCC does not have the authority to override people’s rights to bodily autonomy and their property-based rights to “exclude” the wireless radiation emitted by third parties from their home.Read more
With Covid-19 rapidly spreading around the globe, families are sheltering in place and setting up telework and education at home. People are on screens more than ever before. Thus, it is more important than ever to take care of our eyes and health by reducing electromagnetic exposures.
EHT has created this resource on how to set up a low-EMF computer/laptop/tablet workspace so that your workstation is as healthy as possible.
Cell phones, computers, and all the wireless screens now ubiquitous in our lives create electromagnetic (EMF) exposures from both the wireless networks and the electrical systems they use. Medical organizations and hundreds of scientists recommend reducing these wireless radiation and EMF exposures. In addition, screens have very high levels of harmful blue light, also a type of electromagnetic radiation and blue light can damage our sleep and risk irreversible eye damage, especially for children.
Based on the article by Environmental Health Trust.
EHT has created this resource on how to set up a low-EMF computer/laptop/tablet workspace for all the families setting up telework for themselves and their children now doing school online at home.
With Covid-19 rapidly spreading around the globe, families are sheltering in place and setting up telework and education at home. People are on screens more than ever before. Thus it is more important than ever to take care of our eyes and health by reducing electromagnetic exposures. Environmental Health groups are sharing strategies for safer tech use for kids at home.Read more
Reprinted with permission by Jill Carlson, Renewable Farming LLC
Our family’s health crises over the years spurred us to look outside the box. We listened to many voices and finally found the one, true basic answer: Food is our best medicine.
Jill is the author of four books and grandmother to seven grandchildren. She's active here at Renewable Farming, where our three-generation mission is encouraging farmers to raise health-giving food and keep their own families healthy.
Food: My Best Medicine
All my life I’ve searched for good food…really good food.Read more
Our Sister Organization, Holistic Moms Network (HMN), has invited Moms Across America moms to connect with Holistic Moms Network Moms online in the next 6 events starting tomorrow! How lovely! The first one is about organic gardening! Yeah!
It's a great time to connect with others and get to know more people in our local area, even if we can't meet in person. We encourage you to join in on any of these Facebook Lives, hosted by HMN moms from all across the country. Later, when we are all out and about again, make sure to connect in person at one of their 90 chapter meetings, share ideas, support each other and create healthy communities together!Read more
Moms Across America is committed to creating healthy communities. A healthy community includes access to locally grown organic food and thriving small farmers. The current shutdown has caused cancellations of school and restaurant orders and closure of farmers markets across the country. Many small farmers have had all or nearly all of their income disappear. In addition, many of their workers or volunteers cannot come to their farm and harvest their crops, so crops are rotting in the fields. This situation is dire for small farmers that we depend on for healthy food and healthy communities. We must support them in this time of need!Read more
At Moms Across America we are careful to focus on the issues and not personalities or politicians, no matter what the party. Recent discoveries of policy changes have us compelled to discuss both. When any politician, regulatory agency, or manufacturer takes action that impacts the health of our families and communities, we must speak up and hold them accountable.
Trump was clear from the beginning that he would “drain the swamp.” Many Americans thought that meant eliminating the politicians that drive the corruption and heavy-handed government restrictions on their everyday lives. They hoped they would regain many personal freedoms that they felt were being restricted.
These times bring a new understanding. We have received documentation that the USDA program inspectors have been instructed to no longer regulate genetically modified foods, including meat, poultry, and egg products. The order reads, “IPP (Inspection Program Personnel at the USDA) are not to verify whether establishments meet labeling requirements related to the NBFDS (National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standards).” The order stands for a full year and states that January 1, 2022, the Agricultural Marketing Service, instead of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS,) will enforce compliance with NBFDS.
Until then, FSIS not regulating meat and eggs for genetically modified foods in any way. The document states that the FSIS will issue instructions of labels “in the future, if necessary.” Additionally the FDA has ceased food inspections which includes all other genetically modified foods.
We are getting plenty of advice from news stations to keep washing our hands and practice social distancing. These two actions will help to prevent the spread of CoVid 19, however, they will not directly prevent the side effect of the pandemic, which is the crashing of our economy. The impact we could be facing in the next few months from the loss of jobs, stock sell-off, and closed businesses, if we are not responsible, could lead to more deaths and homelessness than we can imagine.Read more
Contact Debbie Luican
Mission Viejo, CA, March 28, 2020 - Moms Across America has received documentation from a supporter showing that the USDA program inspectors have been instructed to no longer regulate genetically modified organisms (GMO) in foods, including meat and egg products. The order reads, “IPP (inspection program personnel at the USDA) are not to verify whether establishments meet labeling requirements related to the NBFDS (National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standards).” The order states that January 1, 2022, the Agricultural Marketing Service will enforce compliance with NBFDS.