• About food

    • A Fishy Tale: Part 5

      Why Act Now? Now is the crucial time to act on Genetic Engineering in general, and GE aquaculture -specifically- for the following 9 reasons: Many Wild populations, such as the Atlantic Salmon, already face extinction due to non-GE aquaculture. Yet the risks of GE fish-farming surpass even the risks of other types of aquaculture- like over-fishing. Companies […]

  • Acupuncture

    • Trigger points and acupuncture

      Trigger points (TPs) are zones in muscles and sometimes in other tissues that are tender when pressed and which may give rise to referred pain and other remote effects. The earliest recorded research on the referral of muscle pain was was carried out by Kellgren, following up the chance observation by Sir Thomas Lewis; his […]

  • Ancient

    • Ancient Egypt - The Nile

      Ancient Egypt – The Nile

      The Nile is the longest river in the world, running in at 6,738 km in length. The Nile has played a pivotal role in the development of the vast and incredible ancient Egyptian civilization. Some experts say that its historical annual flooding from July to October is one of the predominant reasons why the ancient […]

  • Astrology

    • 2012 and the Sun Energy

      How is there fire on the sun when there’s no oxygen? Strictly speaking, oxygen is a part of what makes up the sun’s composition. Meanwhile, although the sun appears fiery, there’s no real fire on the sun at all. You get fire when a substance — a fuel — quickly combines with oxygen in the […]

  • Beverages

    • May Wine “Punch”

      15 sweet woodruff springs 2 pints strawberries 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 quarts Rhine or Mosel wine Optional garnishes include edible flowers such as borage, violets, or roses. Heat 4 woodruff springs in 200 deg. oven for 5 min. Rinse and hull 1 pint of the strawberries, then place in large pitcher or crock and […]

  • Botany

    • The Constituents of Medicinal Plants

      The Constituents of Medicinal Plants

      An Introduction to the Chemistry and Therapeutics of Medicinal Plants by Andrew Pengelly Andrew Pengelly has produced a neat little book on the Constituents of Medicinal Plants. This publication fills a niche, because with the possible exception of Terry Willard’s Textbook of Advanced Herbology, (actually not that Advanced) there is nothing else available specifically on this […]

  • Earth secrets

    • Aluminum, the tin foil

      Some still call it “tin foil” — but since the early 1900s your kitchen foil has been made of aluminum. Aluminum is strong and lightweight — about a third as heavy as steel. That’s why it’s a good material for airplanes. And because of its high heat conductivity, aluminum is used for pots and pans, […]

  • Gardening

    • Flowers and vegetables – recomandations for 2012

      Gardeners are looking for new plants every year. Here are new flowers and vegetables. The varieties are listed al-phabetically by class, with the seed source listed in parentheses after the description. The designation “R” means a retail seed company from which gardeners may purchase seed directly by mail order or also in stores that carry […]

  • Gym Shorts

    • Get strong, stay flexible

      I play baseball, and I want to get strong but stay flexible. Many people who build muscle seem to be less limber. How can I increase my muscle mass without losing flexibility? Building muscle is not going to make you less flexible as long as you stretch. Many of us are guilty of not stretching […]

  • Health Conditions

    • Clueless About Beta-Carotene?

      Bewildered by the recent bad press on beta-carotene? Feeling paranoid now about sweet potatoes? Here’s our advice, based on the questions we’ve heard most: If I take a beta-carotene supplement, should I stop? It depends on the dose. Three large studies have now found that in high daily doses (20 to 30 milligrams, or the […]

  • Healthy Life

    • Tips: Save Water, Help Grass

      Water your lawn in the early morning or in the evening. Tip: Water your lawn in the early morning or in the evening. This helps to prevent the water from evaporating. Doing this saves water and is better for the grass.

  • Herbs and Botanical Extracts

    • Herbs to prevent graying hair

      Prevent graying hair Q: Are there any herbs to prevent from graying  hair or to reverse the graying process? What about alfalfa or kelp for this? A: Fo ti, also known as ho shou wu, is said to restore hair to it’s natural color in about 6 months or so of use. It is taken internally. […]

  • Life and Nature

    • Life on Europa

      Scientists who search for life beyond Earth would love to analyze samples from distant planets and moons in the lab. They can’t do that yet — so they’re using light to hunt for life. Europa is one of Jupiter’s largest moons. Its surface is solid ice. But below the icy crust of Europa, there might […]

  • Lifestyle

    • Call Your Doctor Right Now If You Used Fen-Phen or Redux

      Did you use the diet drugs fen-phen or Redux before they were taken off the market last fall? Have you been checked yet for signs of heart or lung disease? By now, you probably know that fenfluramine (the “fen” in fen-phen) and dexfenfluramine (trade name Redux) were pulled from the shelves, but you may not […]

  • Medical Folklore

    • Books resource: Herbal and Magical Medicine

      About > James Kirkland, et al., eds. Herbal and Magical Medicine: Traditional Healing Today. Duke University Press, 1992. When I sprained my ankle in high school football, my Grandmother offered the following cure: “Wrap the ankle in bacon fat, put the ankle and bacon fat in a plastic bag and then wrap this in a […]

  • Moms and kids

    • Weight loss for new moms

      My son is eight months old and I have been working out regularly for about two months. I started out with a body-shaping workout but switched to walking 20-30 minutes a day at my doctor’s recommendation. I try to avoid fat in my diet, but I don’t want to cut too much on my calorie […]

  • Mystic and Mysteries

    • UFOs and Aliens – Where do they come from?

      THE MEDIA IS crowded with UFOs — even if our skies aren’t. There is huge and growing interest in UFOs and aliens, as if, if they’re going to make themselves known at all, it’s now. I have to admit, I’m fascinated by the subject, primarily because of the preponderance of eyewitness testimony. Yet they remain […]

  • Natural Food

    • Layered Broccoli Salad

      Bring back this favorite recipe that used to be served at many a family picnic and baby shower. Our make-over version saves lots of calories and fat without sacrificing oomph. 6 cups chopped broccoli (cut into 1/2″ bite-size pieces) 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced 2 ounces shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese 2/3 cup seedless […]

  • Natural Lifestyle

    • Chile – “Men of Earth” Diet

      The story of the Mapuches (men of earth) is one of the most compelling in the history of South America. In a bloody general revolution beginning in 1599, the Mapuches drove the Spanish conquerors from their homeland. The Spaniards were never to regain a foothold in Araucania (South of Chile). And for 300 years, this […]

  • Natural Remedies

    • Yin, yang and qi – Traditional Chinese Medicine

      In the eyes of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), every person is a miniature universe. You are yin and yang — two complementary forces like day and night. And your body is the interaction of five universal elements: water, fire, wood, metal, and earth. Fortunately, a river of life-giving energy known as qi flows through you, […]

  • Raw Food

    • Asparagus with Black Beans and Red Peppers

      Ingredients: 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1½ cups Black Bean Sauce 12 stalks asparagus, steamed 10 minutes 1/4 cup grated soy parmesan cheese 1/4 cup grated soy mozzarella cheese 1 cup chopped red bell peppers or fresh tomatoes 3 to 5 stalks chopped fresh parsley Oil a medium-size baking dish, covering the sides and […]

  • Recipes

    • Salsa Verde

      Salsa Verde

      Ingredients: 1 lb Tomatillos (approximately 15) 1/4 Onion 1 clove garlic 1/4 tsp lime juice 1 dash grated lime peel 2 tsp dried oregano 2 fresh Jalapeño pepper seeded and deveined 1/2 tsp finely ground pepper 3 Jalapeño peppers en Escabeche (canned pickled jalpeños) – plus 1 T juice from can. 1 tsp salt 1 […]

  • Science

    • Nanowires - protein fibers with gold and silver atoms

      Nanowires – protein fibers with gold and silver atoms

      In 2001, they coated yeast protein fibers with gold and silver atoms, which let the fibers conduct electricity. The fibers are just a few nanometers — a few billionths of a meter — wide. These so-called “nanowires” are useful in very small electronic circuits such as faster computer chips. Some diseases — such as Alzheimer’s […]

  • Vitamins and Supplements


      Function Used by the body to produce red blood cells, helps to absorb food, helps the body to build protein, helps in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. Vitamin B12 also helps to protect and enhance the nervous system.) Natural Sources Brewers yeast, dairy products, soy products, alfalfa and seaweed – kelp, dulse, kombu, nori. […]

  • Walking Tips

    • Do Fast Tracks and Airwalkers Measure Up?

      How do airwalkers and fast tracks rate? What do you think of Fast Tracks and Airwalkers as part of a walking program? I have both and also walk four miles 4 to 5 days a week, but I’m still not losing any weight. How long would I have to work out on these walking machines […]

  • Weight Loss & Fitness

    • Shapely Shoulders

      Exercise your upper body for a change with these six simple shoulder shapers. Your thighs may be great. Your butt, too. But even though striding, sweat flying, through the neighborhood does wonders for your lower body, the effort’s all but lost above your waist. To tone your upper back, arms, and shoulders, you have to […]

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