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September 25, 2022
Plant a Seed Foundation -
When Roland Gahler, the Founder of Natural Factors, announced the launch of the Plant a Seed Foundation, around 2015, I felt it was such a worthy cause to help young people learn and appreciate how food is grown ‘organically’ from seed to table.

I expected good things from the foundation however I had no idea they would grow to reach over 200,000 children in communities across Canada as they did this past year!

The program works together with Independent Natural Food Stores to bring the fun and inspiration of planting seeds and watching them grow, to classrooms in their local region.

The past few years have seen a very strong push by big food manufactures to use toxic farming methods, glysophates, genetically altered seeds, Crispr, Lab made plant foods, Syn-Bio and other ‘novel ingredients’ to the dinner table. 

These novel ‘pharming’ practices are diminishing the value of the soil and the food we eat, while also creating havoc by greatly reducing the number of bees, insects, and the microbiome required to grow healthy vibrant plants!

Our Vision
Our vision is to help create a healthier generation through experiences that connect us to the land and provide opportunities to improve our communities
Our Mission
Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation is to strengthen the community’s capacity to:
• Help feed children
• Help the sick
• Help people who help the sick
• Help preserve the original seed strains
• Provide opportunities to experience the seed-to-table food cycle
• Feed the micronutrient deficient
If you are an independent natural retailer and would like to bring more awareness to your community on where our food comes from and how to produce foods using organic, safe farming methods, reach out to Regina below who will guide you in how to bring the benefits of the Plant a Seed Foundation to your community!

Regina Nebrida
Programs & Services/ Programmes et Services
Plant A Seed & See What Grows Foundation
Fondation Sème et vois ce qui adviendra
Cell: (604) 612-8881

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Do Your Children Suffer from Eczema? Give them a D!
From the Natural Path Newsletter        
by Linda Woolven M.H., R.Ac & Ted Snider

Eczema is a common skin condition that is far too common among kids. 5%-20% of all kids in the world are irritated by this disease. Remarkably, something as simple as vitamin D could help.

Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is characterized by dry, itchy skin. Though it largely affects children, 30% of those children will continue to suffer from it as adults.

Several studies have begun to point to vitamin D as a potential solution. A study of children at high risk of developing allergies found that those who were deficient in vitamin D had a higher risk of developing eczema (Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Feb 2017;139(2):472-481.e9).

Eczema can become even worse in the winter. When kids with winter-related eczema were given either a placebo or 1,000IU of vitamin D a day for four weeks in a double-blind study, the placebo kids improved by 3.3 points on the Eczema Area and Severity Index. But the vitamin D kids improved by 6.5 points. Unlike the drugs commonly used for eczema, the vitamin D was safe with no adverse effects (Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2014;134(4):831-835.e1).

So, could vitamin D really be an important part of the eczema solution?

To find out, researchers looked at all the evidence and conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 22 high quality studies of vitamin D and eczema in children.

The result was the discovery that vitamin D levels are significantly lower in people with eczema than in people without it and that people with eczema are significantly more likely to be deficient in vitamin D. The results also showed that people with severe eczema had significantly lower levels of vitamin D than people with mild eczema.

These results establish a link between vitamin D levels and risk and severity of eczema. So, what happens if you give people with eczema supplemental vitamin D?

SCORAD is the most common and effective method of assessing the extent and severity of eczema. It is used by dermatologists to determine whether a treatment is working. Treatment with vitamin D significantly reduced SCORAD scores. In self-control studies, the SCORAD scores went down by a significant 18.8 points; in randomized controlled studies, it went down by 11.02 points.

Another widely used scale for measuring eczema is the EASI score, which measures the intensity of inflammation and lesions. On this scale, too, vitamin D led to significant improvement compared to placebo.

This systematic review is the best study to date on children with eczema and concluded that “vitamin D supplementation is beneficial to AD [atopic dermatitis] patients.”

Comput Math Methods Med.2022;2022:9407888
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Contact Ted Snider at or at 416.782.8211.

For comprehensive natural help with your health, make an appointment to see Linda Woolven now. Linda’s clinic is now open for virtual appointments. Linda is a master herbalist, acupuncturist, reiki practitioner and solution-focused counsellor with a practice in Toronto. 

Linda is also an artist whose paintings hang in galleries and private collections across North America. You can see some of her painting here.
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#1 The hard red winter wheat crop in the United States this year “was the smallest since 1963”. But in 1963,
there were only 182 million people living in this nation. Today, our population has grown to 329 million.
#2 It is being projected that the rice harvest in California will be “half what it would be in a normal year”.
#3 The U.S. tomato harvest will come in at just 10.5 million tons in 2022. That is over a million tons
lower than a normal year.
#4 This will be the worst U.S. corn harvest in at least a decade.
#5 Year-to-date shipments of carrots in the United States are down 45 percent.
#6 Year-to-date shipments of sweet corn in the United States are down 20 percent.
#7 Year-to-date shipments of sweet potatoes in the United States are down 13 percent.
#8 Year-to-date shipments of celery in the United States are down 11 percent.
#9 Total peach production in the U.S. is down 15 percent from last year.
#10 Almost three-fourths of all U.S. farmers say that this year’s drought is hurting their harvests.
#11 Thanks to the endless drought, the total number of cattle in Oregon is down 41 percent.
#12 Thanks to the endless drought, the total number of cattle in New Mexico is down 43 percent.
#13 Thanks to the endless drought, the total number of cattle in Texas is down 50 percent.
#14 One beef producer in Oklahoma is now predicting that ground beef “could eventually top $50 per pound”.
#15 At least 40 percent of the United States has been suffering from drought conditions
for 101 consecutive weeks.
#16 Overall, this is the worst multi-year megadrought in the United States in 1,200 years.
#17 Europe is currently experiencing the worst drought that it has seen in 500 years. In some parts
of central Europe, river levels have fallen so low that “hunger stones” are being revealed for
the first time in centuries.
#18 Corn production for the entire EU could be down by as much as one-fifth in 2022.#19 We are being warned that there will be crop losses in France of up to 35 percent.
#20 It is being projected that crop losses in some areas of the UK could be as high as 50 percent.
#21 It is being reported that there will be crop losses “of up to 50 percent” in some parts of Germany.
#22 Some farmers in Italy have already lost “up to 80% of their harvest”.
#23 Agricultural production in Somalia will be down about 80 percent this year.
#24 In eastern Africa, the endless drought has already resulted in the deaths of at least seven million
#25 In China, they are facing the worst drought that they have ever experienced in recorded history.
#26 India normally accounts for 40 percent of the global rice trade, but we are being warned that production in
that country will be way down in 2022 due to “considerable rainfall deficits in key rice producing states”.
#27 A third of the entire nation of Pakistan was under water after recent floods absolutely devastated that
nation, and agricultural areas were hit particularly hard. As a result, the vast majority of the crops in the
country have been “washed away”…It has also been estimated that roughly 65 percent of the country’s
food basket — particularly crops like rice, cotton, wheat and onion — have been washed away.Pakistan
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, in an interview with CGTN earlier this week, offered an even
starker outlook by saying that “about 80 to 90 percent” of the country’s crops have been damaged by
the floods.
#28 The prices of some fertilizers have tripled since 2021, while the prices of some other fertilizers have
actually quadrupled.
#29 One payment company is reporting that the number of Americans using their app to take out shortterm
loans for groceries has risen by 95 percent.
#30 Demand at U.S. food banks is now even worse than it was during the height of the COVID pandemic.
#31 The World Health Organization is telling us that millions of people in Africa are now potentially facing a
very real possibility of starving to death.
#32 According to the World Food Program, 828 million people around the world go to bed hungry each
night. Needless to say, that number will soon be much higher.
#33 UN Secretary-General António Guterres has publicly stated that he believes that it is likely that
there will be “multiple famines” in 2023.
Jeff Berwick
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