Beautiful Photography of Wild-Foraged Mushrooms

October 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm

14 mind-blowing facts about mushrooms




People are so obsessed with plants and animals, we often forget a third category of organisms that can nourish us, heal us and heal our planet — fungi.

An artist and self-proclaimed “nature nerd” is doing her part to remind us of this magical kingdom with her mostly-edible fungi arrangements.

Yoga Pants are Destroying the Planet

October 15, 2017 at 9:19 pm




With New Agey names like Awake, Enlight, Balance and Align and a $100 price tag, you’d think those $100 Lululemon yoga pants¬† would be made of recycled, organic hemp in a fair-trade factory under a rainbow. But, alas, they’re made of 100% petroleum-based polyester, aka plastic.

And just like all other plastics, they end up in the ocean, via your washing machine.

Amazon Now Delivers Tiny Homes

October 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm





Buying a tiny home just got easier. Amazon will now deliver one to your front door — or just about anywhere else in the world — fully furnished for $40,000.

Made from brand new shipping containers, they have everything you’d expect in a comfortable modern home — a kitchenette, bathroom, living room, bedroom, laminate floors, five windows and french doors — packed into 320 square feet. They also include heat and air conditioning, water and sewer hookups, and optional solar panels.

The Power of Himalayan Pink Salt – The “Purest Salt on Earth”

October 13, 2017 at 1:42 am

White table salt leaches minerals from our bodies, pink Himalayan salt replenishes them




Salt is essential to life and good health. Not all salts are equal, though. There’s a big difference between colorful natural mineral salts and refined, white sodium chloride, which unfortunately has come to be known as “table salt.”

According to many natural health experts, Himalayan pink salt is the purest salt left on Earth, because of its 84 minerals, which occur in perfectly balanced ratios.

Couple Becomes First To Finish Appalachian Trail With Baby in Tow

October 12, 2017 at 3:16 pm




Learning to walk along the way, Ellie Quirin became the youngest person ever to all-the-way-through “hike” the Appalachian Trail last month

New Study: Pomegranate Extract Disables Breast Cancer Stem Cells

October 11, 2017 at 4:46 pm




Pomegranate kills cancer at its root – the stem cells – while chemo and radiation often make it come back even stronger

 

A new study shows pomegranate extract can stop breast cancer stem cells in their tracks, preventing them from replicating and breaking up existing cancer cell clusters.

Researchers at the University of Albany have found a chemical compound in the fruit that targets and weakens cancer stem cells, without damaging surrounding cells.

“Opium” Lettuce: Nature’s Best Painkiller is Growing in Your Backyard

October 11, 2017 at 12:31 am




Chronic pain sufferers are finding a safer, more effective alternative to painkillers like morphine in their backyards.

Known as wild lettuce, bitter lettuce or opium lettuce, Lactuca Virosa grows all over the place in North America and England.

Used in folk medicine for centuries, it’s making a comeback as Fibromyalgia, migraine and chronic pain suffers seek alternatives to dangerous, addictive pharmaceutical painkillers.

Study: Vitamin D Cuts Risk of Severe Asthma Attacks in Half

October 10, 2017 at 10:02 pm





Vitamin D supplements can cut the risk of severe asthma attacks in half, shows a British study published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal last week.

The study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, found people who took Vitamin D pills daily were 30 percent less likely to have attacks requiring steroids and 50 percent less likely to suffer attacks requiring hospitalization.

100,000 Americans Will Be Legally Blinded By Screens and LED Lights, Optometrist Says

October 10, 2017 at 5:13 am




A leading optometrist estimates up to 100,000 American children and adults will become legally blind due to blue light damage over the next couple of decades

Opometrist Sophia Barnes of VisionCorner.com recommends no screen time for children under 5, limited screen time for adults, and screen shields and protective glasses when screen time is necessary.

 

Spring Water: Nature’s Gatorade

October 8, 2017 at 12:20 am




Replenish your electrolytes naturally with spring water. It has more of the minerals we need without all the artificial junk.

It’s hard to know what to drink these days. Tap water is full of toxins, filters take out all the minerals, and bottled waters pollute the earth and taste like plastic.