Women Who Don’t “Push” During Childbirth are 85 Percent Less Likely to Experience Severe Vaginal Tearing

October 22, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Hospital stops telling women to lie on their backs and “push” during childbirth, reduces instances of severe vaginal tearing from 7% to 1%




Nine in ten women suffer some form of vaginal tearing during childbirth. In severe cases, they are left to suffer from incontinence and lifelong nerve problems.

After a sharp rise in severe perineal tearing in England between 2013 and 2014, the Royal College of Midwives initiated a call to action.

Electric Car Made from Mostly “Garbage” Has Longer Driving Range than a Tesla Model S at a Fraction of the Cost

October 21, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Man builds electric car out junkyard parts and trashed batteries that can drive longer on a single charge than “the most advanced car in the world” for $13,000, about a tenth of the cost




The CEO of an electronic recycling firm, Eric Lundgren, bought a ’97 BMW from a junkyard, added a bunch of “junk” batteries and an electric motor, and ended up with a car that out-performed what Elon Musk has called “the best car in the world.”

Why Almost All Americans are Magnesium Deficient and What to Do About It

October 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm





Doctor estimates between 80 and 90 percent of Americans are magnesium deficient thanks to agricultural practices that strip it from our soil, stress and our poor modern diets

“Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency, from irregular heartbeat, atrial fibrillation, immune problems, allergies, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc, etc.,” writes neurosurgeon Norman Shealy, one of the world’s leading experts in chronic pain and depression.

Plantain, A Common Driveway Weed, Cures Almost Anything That Ails You

October 19, 2017 at 7:21 pm




One of the few “gifts” English colonists brought to Native Americans was plantain, a favorite medicinal herb back in Europe.

After witnessing its power, Native Americans quickly adopted it and still use it today as a panacea or “cure-all” for almost every illness and injury brought on by civilization.

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.