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Oil Pulling – Truth or Hype?

Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic practice of detoxifying and maintaining oral health. The oil acts like a cleanser and pulls harmful bacteria, fungus, and other organism out of your teeth, gums and throat.

What’s with oil pulling? Have you heard about it? It seems to be getting a lot of press these days, and I have been getting loads of questions about it.

I have read some of the same articles and blogs that you have, and to be honest, although oil pulling is part of my daily morning routine I don’t agree with everything I have read.

Left Coast/Right Coast: Time (or lack thereof)

Last week I wrote about travelling to a distant galaxy to meet up with aliens who sent us plans for a “space travel” machine so we could go and meet them and start down that long path to true “discovery” (about why are we here).

Well, I’d like to look into that a bit more. As 99.99% of those reading this have no interest in Albert Einstein and his general theory of relativity (although we all know his famous equation: E=mc²), suffice it to say that when you travel really fast, say 9/10ths the speed of light a couple of interesting things happen.

Mill Creek Women's Club to hold annual Luncheon Auction to benefit YWCA Children's Domestic Violence Program

The 2013 Mill Creek Women's Club Auction Luncheon will be held at the Mill Creek Country Club on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 10:00 am. You need not be a member to attend this event to benefit the YWCA Pathways Children's Domestic Violence Program.

The 2013 Mill Creek Women's Club Auction Luncheon will be held at the Mill Creek Country Club on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 10:00 am.

You need not be a member to attend this event to benefit the YWCA Pathways Children's Domestic Violence Program.

Mill Creek family sponsors free showing of award winning documentary, Lolita: Slave to Entertainment

The Clarks, a Mill Creek family, have rented out the Edmonds Theater for a free showing of the award winning documentary, “Lolita – Slave to Entertainment” on September 29, 2013 at 7 pm.

The Clarks, a Mill Creek family, have rented out the Edmonds Theater for a free showing of the award winning documentary, Lolita: Slave to Entertainment on September 29, 2013 at 7 pm. Their goal is to raise public awareness of Lolita’s situation and to help “retire” the oldest living captive Orca.

Changing of the Guard(en) by the Whistling Gardener

September is the time to change garden containers and put a close to the summer season and welcome in the fall season.

As I mentioned earlier this month, September often finds me conflicted as to what to change in my garden and what to nurse along for another month. But as good as some of my containers still look I find that in reality I am sick and tired of them and ready for a change whether they are or not. I need to put a close to the summer season and welcome in the fall season.

Succeeding with flowering cabbage and kale - by the Whistling Gardener

This is the time of year when we start selling so called “flowering” cabbage and kale as container plants for the fall and winter. When grown properly they can be very effective as winter interest annuals that will survive most northwest winters just fine.

Okay folks, here is a topic that finds gardeners either wildly enthusiastic about or totally repugnant. This is the time of year when we start selling so called “flowering” cabbage and kale as container plants for the fall and winter. When grown properly they can be very effective as winter interest annuals that will survive most northwest winters just fine. Combine them with other hardy perennials like violas, dusty miller, ornamental grasses or trailing vinca and you can have a wowzer of a container for the winter. So why is there such disdain from gardeners for these colorful plants? Here are some thoughts.

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