Under the Needle(s)

Freeing a whole bunch of chi with acupuncture. Story Jennifer Frances Photos Steven Krause I like Western medicine fine. I occasionally do check-ups with random doctors: the requisite weighing, measuring, blood pressuring, and deep inhales for cold stethoscopes. Western medicine has helped keep family and friends alive. I am grateful…

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Whose Job Is Sonoma?

Leadership takes money and money requires leadership. Story David Bolling Katherine Fulton defines herself as a change agent, helping individuals, organizations and communities “learn to be better, braver and wiser.” She is a nationally known expert on philanthropy, advisor to numerous leading foundations and a former journalist and teacher. As…

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The Power and the Problems of Two Cannabis Compounds

You don’t have to get high to get well. Story Jonah Raskin Time magazine recently proclaimed, “CBD Is Everywhere,” and then asked, “But Is It Really Safe and Healthy?” The jury is still out on “cannabidiol,” aka “CBD,” though according to the tabloids, Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West,…

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Good Vibrations

Musician René Jenkins is a curandero de sonido who heals with his sounds. Story & Photos David Bolling I am sitting in René Jenkins’ bedroom with my eyes closed, listening to the soft, swishing rustle of what I later learn are turkey feathers sweeping past my face, when the whisper…

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Shutting Down RoundUp

Are Monsanto and Bayer Killing Us With Chemicals? Story Jonah Raskin Bayer, the global chemical giant that bought Monsanto in 2016 for $66 billion, announced recently it was laying off 4,500 workers at its huge manufacturing plant in Germany. Demand for its controversial product, Roundup, has fallen drastically. Also, Bayer…

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