Living a Green Life

This page discusses our recent passion for living the best life that we can within our current duties to family and society. It's about changing the world from within and leading by example. And one purpose of this page is to provide a reference list of books and resources that we are excited about sharing with people in their quest to live healthier, less toxic lives.

Here is a collection of links that you might find helpful.


About chem trails:

Cure: Absorb heavy metals from your body with clay that can be purchased here. (Put 1 tbsp in a glass of water and drink it once a day between meals.)

Organic Farming:

A Cure for Global Warming, the Health Care Crisis,
and Our Toxic World

The Organic Revolution: How We Can Stop Global Warming by Ronnie Cummins Here is an excerpt: "...reverse global warming, by capturing and sequestering billions of tons of climate-destabilizing greenhouse gases in the soil, through plant photosynthesis, composting, cover crops, rotational grazing, wetlands preservation, and reforestation. The heretofore unpublicized “good news” on climate change, according to the Rodale Institute and other soil scientists, is that transitioning from chemical, water, and energy-intensive industrial agriculture practices to organic farming and ranching on the world’s 3.5 billion acres of farmland and 8.2 billion acres of pasture or rangeland can sequester 7,000 pounds per acre of climate-destabilizing CO2 every year, while nurturing healthy soils, plants, grasses, and trees that are resistant to drought, heavy rain, pests, and disease. And of course organic farms and ranches can provide us with food that is much more nutritious than industrial farms and ranches—food filled with vitamins, anti-oxidants, and essential trace minerals, free from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), pesticides, antibiotics, and sewage sludge." Read the complete article

To learn more, I HIGHLY recommend these documentaries (many are available as streaming via "Play It Now" on Netflix):

Take action! Join the Organic Consumers Association to support their efforts and to be appraised of the many opportunities to speak out and defend our world and our food. Visit their website and click "Subscribe" to receive their newsletter.


Pre-Menstrual Syndrome is Not Natural

PMS can't be a normal occurrence. It can't be part of what nature intended…and now I know that our toxic world is causing it (just like cancer, alzheimers, dementia, diabetes, and all "chronic" diseases). For years I've looked for a way to cure my PMS, trying acupuncture and surfing the Internet for ideas. Finally, I've found the single most significant contributor for me: hormone disruptors in our food. BPA or bisphenol-A is a lining used throughout the food industry in food packaging, and it interferes with our bodies' production of hormones (hormones that we need for a natural, sane menstrual cycle).

Canned tomato products like tomato sauce and ravioli have the MOST BPA per serving because of the acid in the tomatoes and the high heat used to process the food; it causes the most BPA to leach into the food. Liquid cardboard containers have plastic ingredients that cause the same problem (like the cardboard milk and rice milk containers, which also contain aluminum by the way).

To get rid of PMS, first avoid all canned foods and liquid cardboard containers (and then all plastic containers including plastic water bottles; bottles with "2" and "7" for recycle numbers have BPA and when plastic containers heat up during storage their toxic ingredients leach into the liquids). Then eat lots of green leafy vegetables to get the magnesium, calcium and other nutrients that your body needs for a normal cycle.

Please forward this to every woman that you know so that she can make informed buying decisions. There are other sources of toxins in our environment, but from personal experience I can vouch that avoiding BPA alone has made the difference for me between PMS and no PMS.

Here are articles with additional, supporting information:

Food and Drug Administration...what do you have to say for yourselves?

Natural Tooth Care & Remedies

Oil pulling to kill bacteria in your mouth, fight gum disease, and prevent and cure cavities: Oil pulling

What do you do about cavities? 1) Stop eating white bread and processed sugar 2) use Tarragon to stop tooth pain 3) Use oil pulling to kill the bacteria in your mouth 4) Eat lots of raw, green foods, garlic, onions, chia seeds, blueberries - boost your health and your immune system and MOST IMPORTANT 5) let your body HEAL itself! In no way is a dentist part of the body's NATURAL ABILITY TO HEAL. Think about this...The average physician, after 10 years of medical training, has received FOUR HOURS of nutritional training.

A Cure for Parkinson's Disease

A Natural Cure for Parkinson's Disease

The Gerson Therapy

A Cure for Cancer and Other Chronic Degenerative Diseases

The Gerson Therapy is a state of the art, contemporary, holistic and natural treatment that utilizes the body’s own healing mechanism. It does not focus on specific diseases, as it approaches the whole body, restoring the immune system and the liver.

The Gerson Therapy is a safe yet powerful approach to healing degenerative diseases. The Gerson diet is naturally high in vitamins, minerals, enzymes and micronutrients, and extremely low in sodium and fats. Nutrients from fresh, raw, organic juices are consumed continuously, in addition to vegetarian meals from organically grown vegetables and fruits and supplements. Coffee enemas are used to dramatically improve the body’s ability to eliminate the buildup of toxins accumulated through years of ingesting polluted air, water, food, toxic drugs and chemicals.

As damaged tissue is broken down and eliminated, the intensive detoxification with coffee enemas reduces the side effects of these waste materials being carried through the blood system. Restoration of the body’s natural defenses and healing capacity is far more complete than could ever be accomplished by the use of medications, supplements, or less comprehensive treatments.

Dr. Max Gerson developed a cure for "incurable" tuberculosis in the early 1900's. This cure was eventually discovered to also be effective in curing cancer, HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, addiction, endometriosis, hyperactivity, depression, migraines, osteoperosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, hepatitis B & C, multiple sclerosis, morbid obesity, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and many other chronic diseases. Rather than trying to suppress and eliminate the symptoms of a disease, the therapy restores the body's ability to heal itself. Chronic disease is a result of deficiency and toxicity, and this diet and supplement based therapy addresses both problems. It's a long-term solution, requiring dedication and commitment and is empowering to the patient.

To learn more about the Gerson Therapy, watch one or more of these documentaries (available on Netflix):

Another source of these and other documentaries: Gerson Website

Next, read the book Healing the Gerson Way by Charlotte Gerson with Beatta Bishop

Find out more at the Gerson website about treatment options, such as:

  • Baja Nutri Care Clinic in Tijuana, Mexico followed by home-treatment preferably with a full-time trained assistant or Gerson-certified caregiver.
  • Treatment from home with a full-time trained assistant or Gerson-certified caregiver and/or Gerson coach.

Gerson cancer patient testimonials on YouTube: Cure for Cancer
Gerson cancer patient testimonials by blog: My Juice Journey, Smelanoma Blog

Alternative Cancer Treatments

Our mental state of mind may be the most important factor for a cure. Whatever cure you choose to follow, if it seems to be working, stick with the program. Don't ndig a hundred shallow holes to make a well. Dig one deep hole.

The Truth About Cancer

Dandelion Root Tea

Liposomal Vitamin C


The Hoxsey Tonic and the Bio Medical Center in Mexico

Dr. Mercola, Cure Insulin Resistance with Intermittent Fasting

Dr. V's
The seven essentials
1. Let food be your medicine
2. Detox
3. Balance your energy
4. Heal your emotional wounds
5. Biological dentistry
6. Specific herbs and vitamins
7. True prevention Early detection with thermography, blood tests measuring HCG hormones NOT mammograms.

Top SEVEN suppressed cures

Budwig Cancer Cure

Curcumin or Turmeric for Cancer Treatment

Black Cumin, Black Seed Cure for Cancer

Black Seed - "A Cure for Everything Except Death"

Ketogenic Diet May be Key to Cancer Reovery

Ketogenic Diet 2

Dr. Simonchini and the candida, baking soda, cancer connection
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Cansema: Cure for Skin Cancer? Judging by the FDA's vicious attacks on this product, it might work!
Here's a testimonial:

Thunder god vine

Read "Knockout" by Suzanne Summers

Turmeric Cure for Cancer

Cure for Migraines

Turkey Tail Mushroom

Reishi mushrooms cure for cancer and diabetes

Cancer and Candida Link


8 easy ways to support digestion naturally

Healing Cavities

Healing cavities

Raw Food Cures

One of the most effective ways to help the body heal is a vegan, raw food diet. Providing the body with only "nature baked" foods gives it living vitality, micronutrients, and vitamins--all elements destroyed or decreased in the cooking process.

Recommended Reading

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Autism & Vaccines

This article, meant to debunk the autism - vaccine connection actually seems to me to do the opposite. It says that autism rates in these two large communities are 1 in 271 where the Amish do vaccinate, but reluctantly and not very often, as composed to 1 in 91 in non-Amish communities that I would assume follow conventional vaccine recommendations.

Autism rates in two large Amish communities (where some vaccinations are given but possible not the full recommended schedule based on parents answers) are found to be 1 in 271. In the non-Amish rates are closer to 1 in 166 ten years ago, now 1 in 91 or 1 in 50? With 60 years of vaccines under our belts, where is the study of autism rates in vaccinated versus non-vaccinated populations? The reason is because BIG PHARMA doesn't want us to know the results:

In 2004, a study that reviewed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Data Link, concluded that children who receive thimerosal-containing vaccinations are 27 times more likely to develop autism than children who do not. - See more at:

What Are We Doing?

Here are some of the steps that we Beckmans are implementing at our Colorado farm to simplify and detoxify our lives:

  • Using organic laundry detergent: these soap nuts cost LESS than regular detergent, work just as well, and are free from chemicals.

  • Plugging television and computer equipment into power strips and turning those strips OFF every night. This can save up to 10% of your electricity use.

  • Eating raw, ORGANIC foods that have not been poisoned with sewage sludge, pesticides, fungicides, artificial fertilizers and now genetically modified ingredients.

    • (Scientific analysis of the nutrient components of organic versus conventional produce demonstrate that conventional produce is extremely deficient in the wide variety of vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to stay healthy.) We have bowls of fresh organic fruits, nuts and raisins on the table at all times. Our kids are welcome to eat these healthy foods whenever they want, and they do!

    • "Genetically modified corn produces a toxic insecticide in every cell. The gene may transfer into the DNA living inside your intestines, turning them into living pesticide factories. There’s plenty of evidence showing just how dangerous this toxin is and why it is worth the effort to remove it from your diet." — Dr. Joseph Mercola

  • Avoiding foods that contain these three deadly ingredients:
    • Avoid high fructose corn syrup

    • Avoid aspartame (almost all foods that say "diet or sugar free") - an excitotoxin that kills brain cells and causes brain tumors in rats (and people).

    • Avoid Monosodium glutamate (MSG) - an ADDICTIVE excitotoxin that kills brain cells and causes obesity in rats (and people). Various forms of MSG and free glutamic acid are in 60% of processed foods on the grocery store shelves including on health food store shelves! To identify MSG, you'll need to learn the many different names used for MSG. Here's a great article explaining MSG with good links at the bottom to even more sources in information: Glutamic acid versus MSG or "free glutamates"

  • Drinking raw milk from a neighbors farm. Dead, pasteurized milk is bad for you. All the beneficial properties of milk have been destroyed by the pasteurization process.

  • Only put products on our face, hair, teeth and bodies that are completely non-toxic and eventually edible. These products are going down the drain into our water supply.

  • Cleaning our home and dishes with nontoxic, biodegradable and preferably home-made, local substances.

  • Using mostly solar power. We have 27 panels and are tied into the grid.

  • Feeding our pets natural food: pressed fruit and vegetable pulp left over from the juices we make. Eggs from our organically fed chickens. Search for "vegetarian dogs" and "vegan dogs" and "vegetarian cats" on the internet. You'll be surprised what you discover! No more dried dog and cat food from the grocery store.

  • More than half the family are currently vegetarians. We vote with our dollar bills at the grocery store and restaurants. We Americans support cruelty, slaughter, and pollution by buying conventional beef and dairy. If you must eat meat, I recommend eating organic, free range and cage-free meat.

  • Avoiding compromising our immune systems and endangering our health with vaccines. Read more at the National Vaccine Information Center.

  • Growing organic vegetables in our own garden and window gardens. In 2009, we participated in local community supported agriculture. We worked (weeded) at a local organic farm for 3 hours every other week, and paid a lump sum up front in exchange for a box of mixed organic vegetables every week throughout the growing season! It was a marvelous experience.

  • Watching documentaries (on our computers using Play It Now on NETFLIX!) to learn about our food and world.

  • Choose one area of life to change, and then change that. Next month, choose one thing to change... and then change that. :o) Wish us luck!

Cancer Cures Update from Johns Hopkins


1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to STARVE the cancer cells by not feeding it with foods it needs to multiple.

What cancer cells feed on:

a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Note: Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells will starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes t o nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.

To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water--best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines will become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.

Anger, unforgiving and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.



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