Mark Tahiliani – Federalists -Trading For Flowers

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Posted by mark2604 | Posted in Carlucci Family and Friends, Do it yourself tips, Feed The Cats FTC, Fruit, General Info, Mark Tahiliani Organic Farming, Mark Tahiliani Organics, Uncategorized, Vegetables | Posted on 20-06-2015

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The supporters of the proposed Constitution called themselves “Federalists.” Their adopted name implied a commitment to a loose, decentralized system of government. In many respects “federalism” — which implies a strong central government — was the opposite of the proposed plan that they supported. A more accurate name for the supporters of the Constitution would have been “nationalists.”

The “nationalist” label, however, would have been a political liability in the 1780s. Traditional political belief of the Revolutionary Era held that strong centralized authority would inevitably lead to an abuse of power. The Federalists were also aware that that the problems of the country in the 1780s stemmed from the weaknesses of the central government created by the Articles of Confederation.

For Federalists, the Constitution was required in order to safeguard the liberty and independence that the American Revolution had created. While the Federalists definitely had developed a new political philosophy, they saw their most import role as defending the social gains of the Revolution. As James Madison, one of the great Federalist leaders later explained, the Constitution was designed to be a “republican remedy for the diseases most incident to republican government.”

3¢ stamp commemorating Alexander Hamilton, the leading Federalist
Leading Federalist, Alexander Hamilton, was commemorated with his portrait on the 3¢ stamp.

The Federalists had more than an innovative political plan and a well-chosen name to aid their cause. Many of the most talented leaders of the era who had the most experience in national-level work were Federalists. For example the only two national-level celebrities of the period, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, favored the Constitution. In addition to these impressive superstars, the Federalists were well organized, well funded, and made especially careful use of the printed word. Most newspapers supported the Federalists’ political plan and published articles and pamphlets to explain why the people should approve the Constitution.

In spite of this range of major advantages, the Federalists still had a hard fight in front of them. Their new solutions were a significant alteration of political beliefs in this period. Most significantly, the Federalists believed that the greatest threat to the future of the United States did not lie in the abuse of central power, but instead could be found in what they saw as the excesses of democracy as evidenced in popular disturbances like Shays’ Rebellion and the pro-debtor policies of many states.

How could the Federalists convince the undecided portion of the American people that for the nation to thrive, democracy needed to be constrained in favor of a stronger central government? Give the people flowers!!! Remember to FTC (Feed The Cats) whenever you can

Mark Tahiliani – Federal Trade Commissions of Sicily

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Posted by mark2604 | Posted in Carlucci Family and Friends, Customer Feedback, Do it yourself tips, Feed The Cats FTC, Fruit, General Info, Mark Tahiliani Organic Farming, Mark Tahiliani Organics, Organic Oils, Uncategorized, Vegetables | Posted on 20-06-2015

The Real Truth About Essential Oils that Nobody Talks About

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Despite the fact that thousands of people report successful use of essential oils to help treat various health ailments, The medical community tries to dismiss their claims.  Essential oils are everywhere; if you follow any blogs, you will find them in DIY, survival, natural health, and mommy blogs. So do essential oils really work. Brought to you in part by Mark Tahiliani of Sicily and the Federal Trade comission of Sicily.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils carry the physical properties of flowers and plants in a highly concentrated form. Through the different processes of distillation, the volatile constituents of the plant’s oil are extracted from its flowers, leaves, branches, or roots. Essential oils carry biologically active volatile compounds in a very concentrated form that exhibit therapeutic benefits in very small amounts.

The most common groups of chemical components found in essential oils are terpenes, alcohols, esters, ketones, aldehydes, and phenols. Most essential oils are antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. The antioxidant value in some essential oils alone is absolutely amazing,  just an ounce of Clove Oil has the antioxidant capacity of 450 lbs of carrots, 120 quarts of blueberries, or 48 gallons of beet juice.

There are three types of terpenes containes in essential oils: Phenylpropanoids (also called Hemiterpenes), Monoterpenes, and Sesquiterpenes.

Phenylpropanoids: Create conditions unfriendly to bacteria, viruses, and fungi. They are found in Clove (90%), Cassia (80%), Basil (75%), Cinnamon (73%), Oregano (60%), Anise (50%), Peppermint (25%). Most importantly,  phenylpropanoids clean the receptor sites on the cells. Without clean receptor sites, cells cannot communicate, and the body malfunctions, resulting in diseases.

Monoterpenes:  They are found in most essential oils. While offering a variety of healing properties, the most important ability of the monoterpenes is that they can reprogram miswritten information in the cellular memory. With improper coding in the DNA, cells malfunction and diseases result, such as cancer.

Sesquiterpenes: Found in Cedarwood (98%), Vetiver (97%), Spikenard (93%), Sandalwood (Aloes) 90%, Black Pepper (74%), Patchouli (71%), Myrrh (62%), and Ginger (59%), Frankincense (8%), these molecules deliver oxygen to your tissues. Viruses, bacteria, and cancer have a difficult time surviving in an oxygenated environment.  Sesquiterpenes can also erase or deprogram miswritten codes in the DNA.

The Real Truth About Essential Oils that Nobody Talks About

Essential oils will not encourage “superbugs” 

Bacteria have proven that they can mutate to form different kinds of resistant strains of “superbugs” to adapt to the toxic antibiotic drugs. Essential oils have never created a superbug.  There have been hundreds of studies clinically proving their effectiveness against pretty much all bacteria, including MRSA and other superbugs.
Essential oils have been shown to have antiseptic properties against drug-resistant bacteria. According to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology’s spring meeting in Edinburgh, the essential oils of thyme and cinnamon were found to be particularly efficient antibacterial agents against a range of drug resistant Staphylococcus species which are extremely difficult to treat.
According to Science Daily, a Georgetown University research study found that the germ-killing properties of oregano oil were found as effective as most antibiotics — including vancomycin — for treatment of antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as E. coli, Salmonella, MRSA and flesh-eating bacteria.

Essential Oils address the causes of disease at a cellular level.  Essential oils can penetrate the cellular wall and dispel viruses, whereas antibiotics can only kill bacteria outside of the cellular wall. One drop of essential oils contains enough molecules to cover every cell in our bodies. Just one molecule can open a receptor site in our bodies and communicate with the  DNA to alter cellular function.

Essential oils can enter the body by many avenues.

There are approximately 40 million trillion molecules in one drop of essential oil (that’s approximately 40,000 molecules for each cell in the average human body). They are so small, that they enter your body through the skin and go everywhere in your body.  Essential oils have an incredible ability to enter the body through the lungs and disperse throughout the body in a way that most other medicines are unable to achieve.

Essential oils can be diffused,  applied topically, added to your food, added to your bath. Unlike conventional drugs, essential oils  can work on all these interfaces at once. Essential oils can also be used topically to treat all sorts of conditions ranging from acne and allergies, to headaches and indigestion. Just a few drops of essential oil applied to the hands, wrists, feet, abdomen, or lower back can provide relief for a number of ailments.
 Essential oils can erase misinformation in our cells.
Essential oils have the ability to clean receptor sites on the surface of cells which allows for the proper communication between cells. Essential oils have the ability to erase incorrect DNA and then to correct it.
Essential Oils can change your nervous system biochemistry.

A Japanese study found that inhaling essential oils can modulate your sympathetic nervous system activity. Certain oils were found to be stimulating, while others were found to be calming. For example, according toDr. Mercola:

  • Black pepper, fennel, and grapefruit oil caused a 1.5-to 2.5-fold increase in sympathetic nervous system activity (as measured by an increase in systolic blood pressure)
  • Rose and patchouli oil resulted in a 40 percent decrease in sympathetic nervous system activity
  • Pepper oil induced a 1.7-fold increase in plasma adrenaline concentration, while rose oil caused adrenaline to drop by 30 percent
  • Other oils have been shown to measurably decrease stress hormones—inhaling lavender and rosemary were shown to reduce cortisol levels.25

When purchasing essential oils, keep in mind that they are not the same as synthetic fragrance oils, which in most cases are not safe to use on the skin. Pure essential oils are always natural.

Many oils also need to be diluted with a “carrier oil”  such as coconut oil which serves as a base to add a few drops of essential oils to.

Always use a carrier oil when using essential oils on babies and children since their skin is much more sensitive to the effects.

Keep in mind that many essential oils on the market are not 100% pure and therapeutic; they may have potentially toxic extenders. I recommend using doTERRA essential oils. You can read more about doTERRA essential oils here.

If you want to learn more about Essential Oils, join my Essential Oils Facebook Group – HERE

What Science Says About Essential Oils

The effects of aspirin with wintergreen essential oil (applied topically) for preventing heart attacks:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18698012

Here is a study showing the anti-fungal effects of hinokitiol which is present in Great Arborvitae Essential Oil (for safe foot or skin fungus treatment):
https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/31/4/31_4_735/_article

The thujaplicins present in the essential oil prevent the flu virus (any type) from replicating:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166354298000345

Here’s a great study showing 90% reduction in H1N1 by OnGuard essential oil blend:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21078173

Essential oils’ effect on preventing/treating MRSA:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1010518212002272
http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/17/9/10276
http://aromaticscience.com/proving-the-effectiveness-of-essential-oils-against-pathogenic-bacteria-mrsa/

Lavender essential oil can treat anxiety disorder as well as drugs such as Lorazepam:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19962288

References:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/09/04/essential-oils-aromatherapy.aspx#_edn25

Article republished with permission form LivingTraditionally.com

Organic Purple Broccoli

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Posted by mark2604 | Posted in Mark Tahiliani Organic Farming, Mark Tahiliani Organics, Vegetables | Posted on 07-08-2014

 

 

 

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Organic purple broccoli is a cross between  kale and broccoli. Loose heads of purple florets are accented by the deeply veined leaves. The greens are super tender when young, and sweet as the best kale as they mature. The are a smart addition to your dinner table.

 

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica), fresh, raw,
Nutrition value per 100 g
(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)
Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 34 Kcal 1.5%
Carbohydrates 6.64 g 5%
Protein 2.82 g 5%
Total Fat 0.37 g 1%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 2.60 g 7%
Vitamins
Folates 63 µg 16%
Niacin 0.639 mg 4%
Pantothenic acid 0.573 mg 12%
Pyridoxine 0.175 mg 13%
Riboflavin 0.117 mg 9%
Thiamin 0.071 mg 6%
Vitamin A 623 IU 21%
Vitamin C 89.2 mg 149%
Vitamin E 0.17 mg 1.5%
Vitamin K 101.6 µg 85%
Electrolytes
Sodium 33 mg 2%
Potassium 316 mg 7%
Minerals
Calcium 47 mg 5%
Copper 0.049 mg 5.5%
Iron 0.73 mg 9%
Magnesium 21 mg 5%
Manganese 0.210 mg 9%
Selenium 2.5 µg 5%
Zinc 0.41 mg 4%
Phyto-nutrients
Carotene-ß 361 µg
Crypto-xanthin-ß 1 µg
Lutein-zeaxanthin 1403 µg

Mark Tahiliani – Organic Tomatoes

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Posted by mark2604 | Posted in Do it yourself tips, Feed The Cats FTC, Fruit, Mark Tahiliani Organic Farming, Mark Tahiliani Organics | Posted on 17-07-2014

Tomatoes are field grown and vine ripened under certified organic practices — no synthetic pesticides, no chemical fertilizers, just gorgeous tomato taste, true to nature. Taste ours and we know you’ll agree, the great care we take in processing our tomatoes shows in our products’ spectacular flavor.

 

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Mark Tahiliani – Smart Organic Farming

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Posted by mark2604 | Posted in Do it yourself tips, Fruit, Mark Tahiliani Organic Farming, Mark Tahiliani Organics, Vegetables | Posted on 17-07-2014

Organic farming differs from conventional farming in the methods used to grow crops. Where traditional farmers apply chemical fertilizers to the soil to grow their crops, organic farmers feed and build soil with natural fertilizer. Traditional farmers use insecticides to get rid of insects and disease, while organic farmers use natural methods such as insect predators and barriers for this purpose. Traditional farmers control weed growth by applying synthetic herbicides, but organic farmers use crop rotation, tillage, hand weeding, cover crops and mulches to control weeds.

The result is that conventionally grown food is often tainted with chemical residues, which can be harmful to humans. There is debate over whether dietary exposure to pesticides at levels typically found on food is dangerous, but experts say that consumers should use caution. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 60 percent of herbicides, 90 percent of fungicides and 30 percent of insecticides to be carcinogenic.

Pesticides can have many negative influences on health, including neurotoxicity, disruption of the endocrine system, carcinogenicity and immune system suppression. Pesticide exposure may also affect male reproductive function and has been linked to miscarriages in women

 

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Aside from pesticide contamination, conventional produce tends to have fewer nutrients than organic produce. On average, conventional produce has only 83 percent of the nutrients of organic produce. Studies have found significantly higher levels of nutrients such as vitamin C, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, and significantly less nitrates (a toxin) in organic crops.

There is little question that organic foods are superior to non-organic ones. However, I see many patients who are not eating any vegetables because they either cannot afford them or they are too difficult to obtain.

Please understand that it is better to eat non-organic vegetables than no vegetables at all.

In the same vein, it is also important to realize that fresh non-organic vegetables will be better than wilted and rotten organic vegetables that are occasionally the only ones available in smaller organic produce stands. There are many highly perishable nutrients that degrade with time and exposure to air and ultraviolet radiation. If the organic vegetables are seriously damaged then it would be far wiser to eat fresh, undamaged non-organic vegetables.

Hopefully, as the demand for organic increases the prices will drop, and the supply will increase making it far easier to obtain relatively inexpensive high-quality organic produce.

If you must buy conventional produce, there are ways to reduce your pesticide exposure. Thoroughly washing all fruits and vegetables will help, although all pesticide residues cannot be removed by washing. You can also remove the outer layer of leaves or peel vegetables if possible. Another alternative is to grow your own vegetables, although this takes space, time and climate considerations.

Another option is to buy organic produce selectively, as certain foods tend to have higher or lower amounts of pesticides. The following foods tend to have the highest levels of pesticides (from Environmental Working Group’s FoodNews.org):

 

Fruit Vegetables
1. Peaches 1. Spinach
2. Apples 2. Bell Peppers
3. Strawberries 3. Celery
4. Nectarines 4. Potatoes
5. Pears 5. Hot Peppers
6. Cherries
7. Red Raspberries
8. Imported Grapes

 

These foods tend to be lower in pesticide levels:

Fruit Vegetables
1. Pineapples 1. Cauliflower
2. Plantains 2. Brussels Sprouts
3. Mangoes 3. Asparagus
4. Bananas 4. Radishes
5. Watermelon 5. Broccoli
6. Plums 6. Onions
7. Kiwi Fruit 7. Okra
8. Blueberries 8. Cabbage
9. Papaya 9. Eggplant
10. Grapefruit
11. Avocado

Welcome to Mark Tahiliani Organic Gardens.

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Posted by mark2604 | Posted in General Info | Posted on 23-06-2011

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The Mark Tahiliani Standard of Freshness and Quality

Why Buy Our Produce?

  • No persistent chemicals. Instead of using chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or fungicides that are often highly toxic, persist in the environment, and leach into soil and groundwater, organic standards require a program of soil building that protects against soil erosion and water pollution. Healthy soil promotes a vigorous soil life that leads directly to healthy plants and nutritious produce.
  • No synthetic pesticides. Organic standards prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides, exposure to which has been linked with a number of serious human diseases. No amount of scrubbing will remove pesticides that have been absorbed into a crop. Recent studies have confirmed that children in particular may be harmed by pesticides even if their exposure is within legal limits.
  • No genetic engineering. Organic standards prohibit the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for seed or stock. The US government has allowed the development and release of many GMOs into our environment and our food. The New Hampshire Just Food Citizen Panel recently found that the potential harm from GMOs has not been determined and that there is reason to be concerned about GM proteins in the food chain. Until compulsory GMO labeling is adopted in this country, buying certified 100% organic products is the best way to keep genetic engineering out of your food.
  • No antibiotics. Organic standards prohibit routine use of antibiotics in livestock operations. US government regulations permit conventionally-raised animals to be regularly fed sub-therapeutic levels of antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease from their overcrowded conditions. Such overuse of antibiotics has been linked to antibiotic resistance in virulent microbes. Antibiotics may only be administered to organically raised animals when they are sick and genuinely need it. Such animals may then no longer be marketed as “organic.”
  • No growth hormones. Organic standards prohibit the use of growth hormones. US government regulations permit hormone use in conventional livestock operations to increase the growth rate of animals or to stimulate the production of milk. Many people feel that growth hormones have not been adequately tested and pose a threat to human health.
  • No sludge. Organic standards prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides, exposure to which has been linked with an Organic standards prohibit the use of sewage sludge as fertilizer, relying instead on the use of composted manure, crop residues, green manures, cover crops, crop rotations, companion planting, and natural mineral supplements to provide needed nutrients to plants. US government regulations permit sludge to be used on conventional farms despite concerns about contamination by high levels of heavy metals, dioxins, and other chemicals from industrial and commercial sources.
  • No irradiation. Organic standards prohibit the use of ionizing radiation to preserve food. US government regulations allow irradiation (labeled “cold pasteurization”) of both produce and meat. Proponents argue that irradiation extends shelf life by killing microbes that spoil food and cause illness. Opponents argue that it also breaks down the enzymes and vitamins that make the food healthy in the first place. They suggest cleaning up industrial feedlots and food processing operations as a better way to protect the public from E. coli and other pathogens.
  • Promotes Biodiversity. By working with nature and avoiding the use of toxic chemicals, organic growers contribute to the survival of songbirds, bees, fish, and other species that have been harmed by persistent chemicals in the environment. Many organic growers also raise and preserve rare heirloom varieties of fruits, vegetables, and animal breeds that cannot be commercially grown on factory farms.
  • Supports a true economy. Buying organic is a direct investment in sustainable agriculture and the long-term future of our planet. Organic growers don’t need expensive chemical inputs to revive soil worn out by past misuse. Organic production supports natural ecosystems and meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations.
  • Organic foods meet strict standards Organic certification is your assurance that your food has been grown and handled in accordance with the strict standards and procedures on the National Organic Program under the direction of the United States Department of Agriculture. Look for the “USDA Organic” or the “NHDAMF Certified” label on the food you buy.

Experience the tremendous health benefits of Mark Tahiliani grown fruits and vegetables today!