Vanilla companies seem to be lacking in their plant ID skills. You so rarely see any vanilla products with the correct flower on the label. While I can’t speak for everyone, I think I may have a hunch as to why most companies slap a white Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, or any of the other orchid flowers that could remotely pass for being Vanilla on their products. At the same time, it also explains the rather pricey nature of Vanilla “beans.” […]
The complications of type 2 diabetes (T2D) include cardiovascular disease (CVD) and damage to the kidneys, eyes, and nerves. Oxidative stress, inflammation, and altered blood lipids are characteris […]
Aloe Vera Gel and Aloe Vera Juice are extracted from the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant, a botanical that the ancient Egyptians often referred to as “The Plant of Immortality” or “The Plant of Eternity.” It was believed that the “blood” of the Aloe Vera plant would not only address symptoms of fevers, soothe burns and wounds, and enhance daily cosmetic applications, but that it would also magnify beauty and promote imperishability. Known for having anti-bacterial properties, the contents of the Aloe Vera plant were used in embalming rituals, as it was believed that the deceased could achieve everlasting life, both physically and spiritually, if their bodies could be prevented from decomposing. […]
When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge, try these seven ways to reduce stress.
It would be naive to think that the FDA endeavors to protect the public’s health as its primary focus. Indeed, that would be a conflict of interest, as it serves its master, the pharmaceutical industry.
Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is a condition that causes abdominal cramping during menstruation. PD affects 60-93% of women in their reproductive years and typically occurs in adolescents and young wom…
Antibiotic (AB) microbial resistance (AMR), a growing international public health problem, demands global strategies for its control and mitigation. AMR’s impacts include greater mortality, m […]
Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them? Nov. 20, 2019 – JAMA Network Citation Rubin R. Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them? JAMA. Publ […]
“The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation: what we know, what we need to find out, and what you can do now.”
Presented by Dr Devra Davis, Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey.
The Lecture: What are the health effects of mobile phones and wireless radiation? While Australia has led the world in safety standards, including compulsory seat-belt legislation, plain packaging on cigarettes, and product and food disclosure legislation, it falls behind in addressing the significant issues associated with mobile phone use. In this Dean’s Lecture, epidemiologist and electromagnetic radiation expert, Dr Devra Davis, will outline the evolution of the mobile phone and smartphone, and provide a background to the current 19 year old radiation safety standards (SAR), policy developments and international legislation. New global studies on the health consequences of mobile/wireless radiation will be presented, including children’s exposure and risks.
The Speaker: Dr Devra Davis is an internationally recognised expert on electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and other wireless transmitting devices. She is currently the Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey. Dr Davis was Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute — the first institute of its kind in the world, to examine the environmental factors that contribute to the majority of cases of cancer.
In 2007, Dr Devra Davis founded nonprofit Environmental Health Trust to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards. Dr Davis served as the President Clinton appointee to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board in the U.S.A. from 1994–1999, an independent executive branch agency that investigates, prevents and mitigates chemical accidents.
As the former Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, she has counseled leading officials in the United States, United Nations, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and World Bank.
Dr Davis holds a B.S. in physiological psychology and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, 1967. She completed a PhD in science studies at the University of Chicago as a Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1972 and a M.P.H. in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University as a Senior National Cancer Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1982. She has authored more than 200 publications and has been published in Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association as well as the Scientific American and the New York Times.
One of the most simple yet profound poems by legendary Sufi Saint – Baba Bulleh Shah. This Sufi Meditation Kalaam is about removing ego from our hearts. Get MP3 of this Mantra : https://gum.co/UxLTo
by Bevin Cohen
Community seed sharing programs bring people together. So many times, as I’ve stood in front of a crowd at a seed library opening or other similar event, I’ve looked out among the fa…
A Murder of Crows is a visually stunning one-hour documentary that offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the inner life of one of the most intelligent, playful and mischievous species on the planet – the common crow. […]
Humans may one day have the ability to regrow limbs after scientists at Harvard University uncovered the DNA switch that controls genes for whole-body regeneration. […]
In the Summer of 2019 Mick visited a mysterious pyramid found in the Austrian Forest.
It is situated in a park with 5 sites known for their subtle energies, popular for healing and dowsing, with the age hotly disputed.
Also take a look at the “Natural Formations” found in the Czech Republic.
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A controversial German forester says yes, and his ideas are shaking up the scientific world […]
Source: Do Trees Talk to Each Other?
Poets and songwriters may tend to focus their artistry on passion and romance, but it may be those unsung, brief feelings of love throughout the day that are connected with psychological well-being, according to a team of researchers led by two Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) researchers. They added that the findings could one day lead to interventions aimed at boosting well-being. […]
I came across this tweet today which tells of an incident between a pupil and his teacher. The teacher in question told the Native American […]
Without the herbs and spices, we associate with our traditional Thanksgiving spread the food would be rather dull. What would the turkey be without incorporating sage (Salvia officinalis) in our stuffing? Cinnamon is a must-have for apple pie. For pumpkin pie, we need cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. And I’d rather not drink my eggnog without a dash of freshly ground nutmeg. Many of us use the familiar Old Bay Poultry seasoning and often, along with sage, this herb and spice mix also includes nutmeg, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, and black pepper. […]
AUSTIN, Texas (November 25, 2019) — Rapidly warming temperatures, fluctuating precipitation patterns, and changing landscapes are having measurable negative effects on global flora, including medic […]
Nutmeg is that spice we use in pumpkin and apple pie and sprinkle on our lattes and eggnog during the holidays. […]
Source: Nutmeg – The Rest of the Story
Aloha e komo mai i Mark, Melissa, Tina, Jennifer and Keidra! Greetings and Welcome to the Halau!
A good exfoliating body scrub is a key component in effective skin care. Try this skin-loving honey and almond oil blend with jojoba meal for a gentler “microderm” scrub, or for those days when your skin just needs a quick pick-me-up. […]
“Loneliness is a bridge between feeling left out in the world and being one with all that is. When loneliness arises, it invites you to slow down and deeply experience exactly how it feels, without an interest in imagining what is missing from your life. While it may first seem like the heartbreak of personal despair, such feelings equally have the power to reveal an unsuspecting communion with your true eternal nature. It is here where nothing is actually needed for you to be happy, peaceful, and free. This is by far the most threatening realization any personal boundary may encounter, but the most liberating insight you were born to explore.”
“Loneliness isn’t a matter of feeling ignored or unsupported by others. It is noticing how infrequently you love yourself along the way. When loving yourself becomes a primary response to whatever transpires, the pain, despair and isolation of feeling alone blossoms into the grace and solitude of heartfelt relief.”
- Matt Kahn
A sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in emotional stress levels, new study shows […]
“Mycodiversity is our biosecurity. Let’s celebrate decomposition. Let’s let it rot.”
Paul Stamets, speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, is considered an intellectual and industry leader in fungi habitat, medicinal use, and production. He lectures extensively to deepen your understanding and respect for the organisms that literally exist under every footstep you take on this path of life. His presentations cover a range of mushroom species and research showing how mushrooms can help the health of people and planet. His central premise is that habitats have immune systems, just like people, and mushrooms are cellular bridges between the two. Our close evolutionary relationship to fungi can be the basis for novel pairings in the microbiome that lead to greater sustainability and immune enhancement.
Fulvic acid is actually an umbrella term used to talk about a group of natural acids that are found alongside humic acids in healthy soils, rocks, coal and large bodies of water. […]
Black rice is a highly beneficial ancient grain, used to improve liver, stomach, and kidney function. Also known as forbidden rice, it was reserved only for Chinese royalty for hundreds of years. Nowadays, it is popular in Europe, Australia, and the United States, where it was only recently introduced. Black rice has a dark purplish-black […]
By Maryann Readal
With its bright red calyces, green leaves, and okra-like flowers, Hibiscus sabdariffa, also known as red zinger, red sorrel, sour tea, Florida cranberry, and roselle, makes an unusual and striking accent plant in the garden. […]