• About food

    • Rye and oats

      Resistant to cold and to altitude, rye also thrives in poor land, or mountains, where no other cereal can be grown. The bread with rye flour has a flavor so mild that in central Europe is accentuated with cumin seeds. The breads are gray and rather flat dor the rising difficulty. There is dark rye […]

  • Acupuncture

    • Effects of acupuncture on symptoms

      The question of consent As with any other procedure, it is important to make sure that you have the patient’s informed consent before treating him or her. In particular, if you are asked about possible risks you should write down in the notes exactly what you have said. This will be important in any possible […]

  • Ancient

  • Astrology

    • Allen Telescope, Part 1

      To search for signs of life in outer space, scientists have had to borrow time on huge radio telescopes such as the Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico. How a new kind of telescope could change all that? For 40 years, scientists have looked for evidence of intelligent life beyond Earth. Most of these searches have used […]

  • Beverages

    • Sea Buckthorn – Natural drinks and the secrets of preserving

      Sea Buckthorn is the absolute champion of autumn; because of the fruit contents can ensure the body needs for a day of vitamins, minerals and trace elements by drinking only a few beans or a glass of juice. Sea Buckthorn also contains antioxidants, important substances in the impeccable functioning of immune system. But, in order […]

  • Botany

    • Algae: What properties are exploited?

      Indigestibility: Many kelps are largely indigestible. Inert material for delivery of medicinals. Inertness: Diatom fossils used embalming compounds, enamel polishes. Diatomaceous bricks ordered by Emperor Justinian to build the dome of the church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul in AD 532. Reduces glossiness in paint. Adsorption: Diatom fossils (Bacillariophyceae Limestone – diatomaceous earth) used to […]

  • Earth secrets

    • What keeps a bicycle standing up when it’s in motion?

      One of the laws of physics says that planets and stars will keep on spinning unless a certain kind of force acts on them. This same law helps keep your bicycle upright while you’re riding it. When you ride a bicycle slowly, it’s mostly you that keeps the bike standing up. Your ability to balance […]

  • Gardening

    • Nothing is simple

      Nothing is simple

      Nothing is simple. Everything is interconnected. Do I like strawberries? Only if they’ve been sun ripened, organically or biodynamically grown and are the right variety for that area (warm climate strawberries like Red Gauntlet are tasteless in cooler climates) and not if they’re imported because I think it’s immoral to import strawberries, soft fragile little […]

  • Gym Shorts

    • Myths of spot-reduction

      I’m basically petite and proportionate, but my upper thighs and hips are rather fat and wide. As a result, I’m not inclined to wear short skirts or even tight jeans. How can I lose the fat in these areas? Are there any exercises? Unfortunately, there’s no magical way to get rid of fat from a […]

  • Health Conditions

    • Treating lupus with fish oil

      Q: I have lupus and was wondering if taking glucosamine would be beneficial. Any advice would be appreciated. A: Glucosamine is an important component of cartilage that has been found to be effective in treating osteoarthritis. However, I am unaware of any research (or rationale) suggesting that glucosamine may be beneficial in treating lupus. However, one natural […]

  • Healthy Life

    • Natural help for hypoglycemia

      Diet management is a fundamental tool for the treatment of hypoglycemia. The most important thing is to avoid most simple carbohydrates — sugar and white flour products in particular. Simple carbohydrates and sugar are quickly absorbed by the body, which causes a rapid rise in blood sugar. This triggers an excessive increase in insulin levels, […]

  • Herbs and Botanical Extracts


      Parts Used: Rhizomes and roots. Function: Black cohosh contains constituents (eg: formononetin) that have an estrogen like effect on the body, which makes it useful for a wide range of menopausal and menstrual problems. Uses: * Traditionally the native Americans used black cohosh for ‘women’s problems’, rheumatism and snakebite. * More recently black cohosh has […]

  • Life and Nature

    • Bee Culture: BeeTalk

      It was an expensive business getting my apiaries back to life after this most devastating year in the history of American beekeeping, but now it is starting to pay off as the harvest has gotten underway. I’m bringing in supers beautifully filled with comb honey – all basswood, apparently, so far. And that, like so […]

  • Lifestyle

    • Reversing the Trend

      The next question that arises is obvious: how do we go about raising responsible children? How do we reverse the current trend toward more ignorant and less sensible youth? As stated previously, the only solution to our current quandary is to raise our children to be better than ourselves. And the first step toward that […]

  • Medical Folklore

    • What is “Medical Folklore”?

      In its broadest sense, “folk medicine” can be used to refer to such things as holistic medicine, midwifery, and medical beliefs and practices unique to individual family traditions. A stricter interpretation of the term may exclude traditional practices such as those procedures commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine. Regardless of how […]

  • Moms and kids

    • Your child’s fat and cholesterol intake

      Should a 5-year-old, solidly built boy still be drinking whole milk? Should I be happy that my kids are getting nutrients from the fat, or concerned about high cholesterol? Is there a need to test average kids that age for high cholesterol? During the first two years, children’s brains are still developing and require essential […]

  • Mystic and Mysteries

    • Let’s examine the fake New Age movement

      What is this “New Age” that people try so hard either to identify themselves with or distance themselves from? Are big changes really on the horizon? If so, what can we expect and what should we do? Well, the short answer is that there are two movements that are often called New Age, one of […]

  • Natural Food

    • Tomatillo Recipes - the celebrity star of Mexican Tomatillo Salsa

      Tomatillo Recipes – the celebrity star of Mexican Tomatillo Salsa

      The Tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa) goes in salsa or sauce by many names, including Mexican Green Tomato, Tomato Verde, Tomato de Bolsa, and Mexican Husk Tomato, and is the celebrity star of Mexican Salsa. Among the edible species of Physalis plants like Ground Cherry and Cape Gooseberry, they are enclosed in papery wrappings that look like […]

  • Natural Lifestyle

    • Asian Traditional Food Diary: Tailand

      Asian Traditional Food Diary: Tailand

      The most important of all Thai crops and principal food is rice. Kin Khao, the Thai expression for “to eat” literally means, “to eat rice”. Sudchai describes his native rice as “flexible and long-lasting” but actually what he means is that anybody who eats Thai rice is able to do all sorts of work and […]

  • Natural Remedies

    • What are and how can be used poultices?

      Poultices are soft consistency preparations obtained from plants sprayed and mixed with water to obtain a paste. The final product is put between two thin strips of cloth, to be more easily applied and removed. The paste obtained must not be neither too soft nor too hard. When it is applied on the affected place […]

  • Raw Food

    • Raw Spinach Salad

      Raw Spinach Salad

      Ingredients: ½ pound washed spinach 1 medium-size red onion 8 dandelion leaves olive oil for sautéing and dressing 2 large cloves garlic 1 teaspoon grated fresh or powdered ginger alfalfa or mung bean sprouts ¼ teaspoon turmeric sea salt to taste How to prepare: Place dried spinach into a bowl and spread the leaves out. […]

  • Recipes

    • Melissa’s Trifle

      Tips: I prefer using the augustifolias in cooking because they are sweeter and more delicate. The lavandins are much harsher, resinous and can be causing the ‘soapy’ aftertaste many people notice! In truth, lavandins (Provence, Grosso, etc.) are a more recent development and were not intended as a culinary herb. They have their fans, of […]

  • Science

    • Cool Sounds

      Most modern refrigerators use chemicals called Hydro-Chloroflurocarbons — or HCFCs. If these chemicals leak into the air, they act as greenhouse gases. They’re thousands of times better at holding in heat than carbon dioxide. That’s why scientists at Penn State University are developing more environmentally friendly refrigerators. Instead of using HCFC’s, the new fridges use […]

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    • It has been discover "fertility blend"

      A food supplement containing a mixture of herbs, vitamins and aminoacids could increase the chances of women to remain pregnant, according to a preliminary study. Researchers have tested the mixture on a group of 15 women who failed to gave birth, and after three months, four of them were pregnant, compared with no positive result […]

  • Walking Tips

    • Calculating your mileage

      I’m a new member of a walking club. I stopped smoking a year ago and gained 30 pounds. I started walking to meet my goals and the walking club helps me. I can walk for 30 minutes to an hour, depending how my day goes. But how do I calculate the time I walk into […]

  • Weight Loss & Fitness

    • Re-Evaluating Your Goal Weight

      I am 5’6” and 140 pounds. I have lost 40 pounds, but I’ve been battling the last 10 to 15 pounds for a year now. I exercise fairly vigorously for an hour a day and I eat very healthfully. How can I lose those last stubborn pounds? Trying a new activity is a great way […]

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