Enjoy these musical highlights for the week of 9/16/13:


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Online music community Indaba Music and alternative rock band Len have collaborated to bring the Steal My Sunshine Remix contest.  Here is the original song:

More on Len:

Hailing from Toronto Canada, Len is an alternative rock band headed by siblings Marc and Sharon Costanzo.  The group is best know for their 1999 hit, Steal my Sunshine.

This tune includes a sample of Andrea True Connection’s classic disco cut entitled “More, More, More.”  Len’s initial release of Steal My Sunshine was shortly followed by a remix release of the tune.

In an effort to expand the volume of available remixes, the band has teamed up with  philharmonic website, Indaba Music.

Read their complete bio here.


Indaba Music and Len Steal My Sunshine Remix Contest details:

The contest is open to producers over age 13.  Stems for the contest are available for download on Indaba’s website.

The submission phase of the contest will end September 12, 2013.  The voting phase of the competition will last from September 12-27.

Winners will be announced on October 4, 2013.

Read the complete contest rules here.


Contest Prizes:

One grand prize winner will receive:

Two runners-up will get:

3 popular vote winners will receive:

Here are some contest entries:

Here are some other posts about past Indaba music remix contests:

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Head on over to Indaba Music to vote for your favorite Len “Steal my Sunshine” Remix Contest entry!


In these video clips (originally posted on the Renegade Health Blog) digestive health expert and author of the Body Ecology Diet, Donna Gates, shares how to make cultured vegetables.

For this process, you’ll need:

Put chopped vegetables in a large bowl and stir them with spoons.

To make the brine, in a high-speed blender, blend water and 1/3 to 1/4 of your chopped vegetables in a blender (in the video, Donna adds celery juice, lemon juice, a little bit of sea salt, Ancient Minerals, and EcoBloom.)  Alternately, the sea salt may be sprinkled onto the chopped vegetables instead of being blended into the brine.

Donna emphasizes the importance of NOT blending the flora packet (of the culture starter kit) into the brine.

Pour the brine into the bowl of chopped produce, and then add the culture starter packet.

This new batch of cultured vegetables may be stored in a fermentation crock or canning jars (Donna recommends the latter.)  Donna especially recommends Weck Canning jars for their air-tight seal.

Pack the vegetables tightly into the jars.  To fill in the top layers of space in the jar, fold whole leaves of cabbage and add them to the jar.  Seal the jar (airtightness is crucial.)

Store the finished product at a steady temperature of 70-72º for a minimum of one week.

Here is one storage idea:

Put the jars in a cooler and place it OFF the floor (the floor is usually too cold due to heat rising away from it).  Wrap the jars inside the cooler in an old towel and place an additional jar of HOT water into the cooler to make the environment warm.

The hot water can be replaced  just whenever  you “think” about it – no need to obsess.

A few points:

  • Conventional produce is acceptable since the fermentation process will kill any toxins.
  • With spicy peppers, remember: a little goes a long way!
  • The same is true for garlic.  Also keep in mind that garlic impedes the fermentation process and will lessen the potency of your cultured vegetables.

If this process seems like more work than you’re willing to put in, fermented vegetables may be purchased from a local vendor (quite a few health food stores regularly keep cultured vegetable products in stock.)  Here’s one near me.

So now that Donna Gates has shared How to Make cultured Vegetables…why are they (and other fermented foods) healthy for us to consume on a regular basis?  The Cheeseslave Blog outlined it beautifully:

  • Fermented foods improve digestion
  • They restore the proper balance of bacteria in the gut
  • Raw, fermented foods are enzyme-rich
  • The fermentation process increases the vitamin content of the food
  • Fermented foods support thorough absorption of the food we eat
  • Fermenting vegetables helps to preserve them over a longer period of time
  • The fermentation process is inexpensive and increases food flavor

Enjoy this YouTube video of a young woman discussing a digestive health breakthrough she achieved by consuming cultured vegetables:

For more on each of these points, check out Cheeseslave blog’s original post.  Also read these other posts on their site:

Also check out these other blog posts about fermented foods:

*Information within this blog post is for educational purposes only. Statements on this site have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Products and information on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*

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If you enjoyed these videos in which Donna Gates shares How to Make Cultured Vegetables, be sure to check out her book, The Body Ecology Diet and her main website.

In this video, Live Food expert David Wolfe Shares His Favorite Longevity Tea Recipe:


Live Food expert David Wolfe’s Favorite Longevity Tea Recipe of includes:

Blend ingredients in a high-speed blender, pour, and enjoy!

David offers this recipe as a resource for building longevity, strengthening the immune system, and building all three treasures (jing, chi, and shen) of Chinese Medicine.

David has recently completed a new book entitled, Chaga: King of the Medicinal Mushrooms.    He adamantly recommends the use of this and Reishi mushroom on a daily basis.

Some more info on the ingredients


  • chagais very supportive of the immune system
  • is rich in Beta-glucans
  • is rich in Polysaccharides
  • contains melanin
  • is a powerful anti-oxidant
  • is an effective adaptogen
  • is a powerful anti-fungal and anti-viral substance

Read more about Chaga here.

Cistanchetestosterone builder in men and women, libido enhancer (affectionately known as “cistanche in your pants”,) powerful jing tonic

Read more about Cistanche here.

He Shou Wu: also known as fo-ti, the “yin jing” tonic root herb of chinese medicine, a shen stabilizer (anti-anxiety,) supports kidney/adrenal function

Eucommia:  supports healthy pregnancy in women, supports healthy connective tissue, anti-arthritic

Moringa:  jing substance, supports regeneration, apaptogenic


Maca: super-root of the Andes, nearly a complete protein (contains 17 of the 18 amino acids,) a unique source of about 20 volatile oils, affects hypothamalus

Check out these other David Wolfe recipes and blog posts:

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In this video, Master Herbalist Ron Teeguarden discusses Shen:


Shen is third treasure (of Chinese herbalism’s Three treasures.)  It is our spirit and highest being.

Shen is what we want to become when working on ourselves.”

Shen is associated with the heart, love, and infinite compassion.  It is developed by giving, generosity, and doing good deeds in the world.

Shen becomes diminished by emotional addictions.  As we habitually experience anger, fear, worry, and other negative emotions; Shen becomes hidden.

In the video Ron shares that a main point of Chinese Herbalism is to reduce emotional addictions and gain freedom from negative emotional patterns that can be common in life.

For developing Shen, Master Herbalist Ron Teeguarden discusses the importance of two specific herbal solutions:

  • Shen Stabilizers
  • and Shen Tonics

Shen Stabilizers assist in reining runaway emotions and calming the mind, while Shen tonics support heightened awareness.

As a final point in the video, Ron points out the importance of strengthening the other two treasures (jing and chi) as a foundation for the development of strong Shen.  If Shen is represented by the glow of a lit candle, the glow cannot be achieved without the wax and wick (jing) or the flame of the candle (chi) being intact.

Here are three Shen strengthening products from the Dragon Herbs product line:

*Information within this blog post is for educational purposes only. Statements on this site have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Products and information on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*

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