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Food Combining 101, from Kate Towell

Poor food combining can wreck havoc on your digestion and your health. Ayurveda believes that all disease begins in the gut and the foundation of Ayurveda wellness starts by optimizing your digestive fire (Agni).

Do you ever finish a meal and feel tired, heavy or experience gas and bloating? Well you’re not alone. About one in three Americans has some kind of digestive problem. Poor food combining can wreck havoc on your digestion and your health.

Ayurveda believes that all disease begins in the gut and the foundation of Ayurveda wellness starts by optimizing your digestive fire (Agni). Understanding proper food combing is key to maximizing digestion.

Left Coast/Right Coast: Losing a “good friend” this week

We had to put down our English Bulldog this week. She was 9 ½ years old. The vet that came to our house to put her down described the dog (in fact all dogs at life’s end) as stoic. What she meant is that dogs don’t complain.

We had to put down our English Bulldog this week. She was 9 ½ years old. The vet that came to our house to put her down described the dog (in fact all dogs at life’s end) as stoic. What she meant is that dogs don’t complain. They seem to suffer in silence making the best of whatever life has dealt them. If only people were the same.

Time to get back in the groove, from the Whistling Gardener

anuary is typically a time for gardeners to hunker down by the fire and plow through the seed catalogs and dream about the wonderful gardens we are going to grow in the coming spring.

January is typically a time for gardeners to hunker down by the fire and plow through the seed catalogs and dream about the wonderful gardens we are going to grow in the coming spring. It would seem as though nothing much is going on in the yard but I can assure you that any time the mercury gets into the 40’s things are indeed happening. Here are just a few examples:

Forever home cat of the week - Libby

Please adopt Libby! Libby is a darling sweet, outwardly affectionate little old lady cat. Found starving at a feral feeding station, Libby looks to have survived for years on her own outdoors. She was living with badly abscessed teeth and old healed-over leg fractures.

With input from our friends at the Community Cat Coalition, each week we will be featuring a cat that needs a loving home.

Please adopt Libby! Libby is a darling sweet, outwardly affectionate little old lady cat. Found starving at a feral feeding station, Libby looks to have survived for years on her own outdoors. She was living with badly abscessed teeth and old healed-over leg fractures.

Northwest Reads from University Book Store: "Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can't Or Won't Show You," by Harriet Baskas

Most historians, writes Baskas, want to preserve history as reality, not just the pleasant parts, but sometimes consideration must be made to those affected by events especially when history is not so ancient.

History, they say, is written by the winners. But when it comes to the history on display in our museums, sometimes what we see has more to do with space, budgeting, legal issues, or the fragility of artifacts than the fact that an artifact survives.

Ian McFeron live at Flights Pub in Everett

Ian McFeron will be performing at Flights Pub in Everett on Friday January 17, 2014 at 8:00pm. McFeron tours in support of his new album “Time Will Take You," recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy nominated Doug Lancio.

Seattle-based Ian McFeron will be performing at Flights Pub in Everett on Friday January 17, 2014 at 8:00pm. McFeron tours in support of his new album Time Will Take You," recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy nominated Doug Lancio. McFeron is joined on stage by longtime friends and musical accompanists Alisa Milner on fiddle, cello, and harmony vocals, Norman Baker on bass and harmony vocals, and Mark Bateman on drums.

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