Filling in the GAPs

The father of modern psychiatry French psychiatrist Phillipe Pinel (1745-1828), after working with mental patients for many years, concluded in 1807: “The primary seat of insanity generally is in the region of the stomach and intestines.”

-Natasha Campbell-McBride MC, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (nutrition) – GAPS Gut and Psychology Syndrome

Inflammation is the cause of nearly all disease – Here’s how to prevent it –

Someone asked me to do a post on helping the body deal with inflammation naturally. I found this article and it seems to address major issues in a straight forward way. Inflammation is an underlying cause of many illnesses which are prevalent today. I recommend checking this article out if you suffer from arthritis, high cholesterol, and any other type of inflammation problem.


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Adoption thought of the day

A wonderful site from a young woman born in Busan, South Korea whose story is about international adoption and searching for identity.

Being Em | From Busan to America

The priority is not to find the perfect child for an adoptive family. There is no catalog; we are not Sears. The ultimate goal should always be to find the best fit for the child who is in need. Child first. Do you know why? Because they are the most vulnerable party in any adoption and they are not able to advocate for their short-term needs, let alone their entire lifetime needs.

I hope this rhetoric dies, “He/she is so lucky to have you both as parents! You rescued him/her from such a terrible life.” One of my absolute favorite women who happens to be an adoptive mother of a transnational and transracial daughter told me once how she always responded to that kind of garbage, “No. We are the lucky ones. We’re lucky that we get to be her parents.”

She recognizes the foundational belief that her daughter does…

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The North Korean Refugee Crisis

China returns North Korean escapees. They face detention, torture, punishment and death when returned.


From the Liberty in North Korea website


There are an estimated 30,000 North Korean refugees in China, living in a precarious and sometimes desperate situation. They fear harsh punishment or even death if they are caught and sent back to North Korea

Where they sent us

Korean adoptions. I found this site through Pierre Legace’s genealogy blog. Jane’s blog is written by a Korean born woman who was internationally adopted to the US. Her story is so heartbreaking. Children were made orphans legally by the government when they weren’t actually orphans. In some cases their parents were looking for them still.

At the Polar Bear Plunge with a Dry Polar Bear

Crazy Canadians. Polar bear swim in Calgary last year. Next year, Sue at Travel Tales of Life will take a dip for this worthy cause. The group that organizes this event is Servants Anonymous Foundation; an organization fighting human trafficking and exploitation. Great job Dave and Sue for your volunteerism!

Travel Tales of Life

IMG_3212The polar bear refused to jump in.

Elvis, Superwoman, Captain Canada and Tuxedo Man all leapt into the frigid water to raise money for Servants Anonymous Foundation; an organization fighting human trafficking and exploitation.  The bear could not be convinced no matter how great the cause.


In Canada polar dips or plunges have become common on New Years day. Perhaps a growing health care trend in checking heart function for the upcoming year…. if you don’t have a cardiac arrest on the spot you are clear for the next 365 days.

Such polar dips here often are associated with a charitable cause. Hubby and I were there volunteering for this one; I signing up the dipsters, he pulling them out of the freezing pond.

See below my traditional Canadian winter uniform. Besides wearing my sleeping bag everywhere I go I am sporting heated boots with rechargeable batteries. My family…

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