This year Cotacachi has been cloudy, but rained all day only one day. Merri and I walk early every morning and have only been wet one time since early January. The weather varies through the day…starting in the higb 40s or low 50s and working up into the 70s.
This makes farming and gardening great. The fields are volcanic rich. We walk here daily. The planting was a couple of weeks ago. Now the beans are coming up fast.
There is a chance to have plenty of Cotacachi sun almost every day. This is really good for health because the sun produces Vitamin D.
Dr. Mercola recently posted an article at his site which says:
A meta-analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials has found that supplemental vitamin D significantly reduces mortality from all causes.
The analysis emphasizes the medical, ethical, and legal implications of promptly diagnosing and adequately treating vitamin D deficiency.
Not only are such deficiencies common, but vitamin D deficiency is implicated in most of the diseases of civilization. Vitamin D’s final metabolic product targets more than 200 human genes in a wide variety of tissues. One of the most important genes vitamin D up-regulates is for cathelicidin, a naturally occurring broad-spectrum antibiotic.
Since vitamin D deficiency is both endemic and is associated with numerous diseases, it is one of the most important medical problems in modern society. Treatment of vitamin D deficiency in otherwise healthy patients must be individualized due to the numerous factors affecting vitamin D levels. Steps should be taken to keep patients with chronic diseases associated with vitamin D deficiency, especially internal cancers, in the higher normal range of vitamin D blood levels.
Those who come and stay always report feeling better and losing inches.
Part of this is the sun…part the fresh food. The markets and shops are filled with really inexpensive fruit and vegetables of all types. Here is a typical display.
This allows up to make the coffee breaks at Meson de las Flores healthy…with tropical fruit and…
Wonderful treats like these fresh coconut balls dipped in chocolate. Our staff chops the coconut and rolls it in the chocolate. No preservatives here…plus its served with gooseberries and strawberries…from the field fresh.
Fresh fruit and juice are served at every breakfast… sunshine in food!
Served in our sunny courtyard.
With tropical fresh squeezed juice as well.
Served by a staff with a sunny disposition. here…
The seafood come is also fresh and at a really low price. This is the Ibarra seafood market.
The good weather and beautiful terrain invites us to hike more also. Here I am with a group from our last course hiking at Lake Cuicocha.
There is one other benefit. This is the geese at our North Carolina farm two days ago.
When even the geese are cold, it’s a good time to be on the equator in the Cotacachi sun.
We hope we’ll see you in Cotacachi or on the coast to enjoy the sun!
Join us in Cotacachi or the coast during this holiday season. Enjoy some of Ecuador’s parades, festivals and celebration.
March 8-9 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
March 10-15 Ecuador Import Export Expedition
March 16-19 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour
On the import export tour we view many markets and local crafts.
Bob Shane will be at our March courses and will be available to provide health balancing.
On the real estate tours you’ll see property available nowhere else because sellers come to us first since we charge no commissions. Here is new construction we’ll see in Cotacachi, $47,000 asking.
Here is a house we viewed on the last tour. $25,000 asking.
With this view.
Attend any two Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$949 for one. $1,349 for two
Attend any three Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$1,199 for one. $1,799 for two
We work hard on our tours. You’ll see houses like this with sea views asking… $39,000.
Yet we have great social times as well. Delegates love sharing with one another. Here is one of our groups relaxing at Palmazul on Ecuador’s coast.
Future 2009 Ecuador courses:
Get our web based course FREE if you join us in Ecuador this March or June.
This new course entitled “Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have Your Own Internet Business” is available at $299.
This is a bargain. Merri and I have been traveling and doing international business for 41 years. We have had a web based business for over ten years. You can share everything we have learned for just $299.
However if you sign up for any three of our in person courses below, you can have The Tangled Web course free.
July 24-26 IBEZ North Carolina
Oct. 9-11 IBEZ North Carolina
Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Expedition
Our Cotacachi courses are conducted at this Cotacachi Museum next to our hotel Meson de las Flores.