• About food

    • RECYCLING COWS, It's even worse than it sounds…

      In ancient times, cows were revered as a part of the family and a crucial member of society. The bulls were a symbol of strength, steadiness, prosperity and a valuable element in the production of food. The mother cows represented abundance, gentleness and generosity, while providing peaceful companionship for their keepers. Cows were cared for […]

  • Acupuncture

    • Lasers to stimulate acupuncture points

      Some acupuncturists have become enthusiastic about using low-power lasers to stimulate acupuncture points. The origins of this idea are unclear but the appeal is evident, since the treatment is pain-free therefore suitable for children or people who are afraid of acupuncture and also because there is no risk of infection. However the relevance of this […]

  • Ancient

    • Diagnosing an enigmatic Pharaoh

      Diagnosing an enigmatic Pharaoh

      One of history’s most enigmatic characters may be one step closer to being understood, thanks to the research of a fledgling Canadian Egyptologist. Alwyn Burridge, an Egyptology doctoral student at the University of Toronto, has been dogging the mystery of the strange appearance of Akhenaten, the “rebel pharaoh” who was one of history’s first recorded […]

  • 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

    • Albana grapes

      The Albana, Aleatico and Arneis – italian grapes for wines

      Albana italian grapes has been grown in the northern region, Emilia-Romagna, since the 13th century. It is also found in the vineyards of Liguria, Lombardy and Tuscany. All together, Italy harvests about 30 million kilos of Albana grapes each year. Albana di Romagna DOCG is in southeast Emilia-Romagna. It gained its DOCG status in 1987 and is […]

  • Botany

    • Algae: Commercial products that use it

      Naming of any commercially available product is not an endorsement of that product. Kelps (Kombu) vegetables in Japan and China Porphyra (nori) north Pacific. Cultivated for centuries in Japan, Korea and China. Value $1 billion per year. Porphyra toasted and used to wrap sushi Ulva eaten as a green vegetable Alginates – fruit drinks, salad […]

  • Earth secrets

    • Why do octopuses have three hearts?

      Are three hearts better than one? And is it possible to sleep underwater? The answer to both questions is yes — if you’re an octopus. Octopuses need all three hearts to circulate blood through their bodies. Two of the hearts are called branchial hearts. They sit right behind the eyes and are connected to an […]

  • Gardening

    • Hemerocallis Headaches

      Hemerocallis Headaches

      Daylilies have enjoyed a surge of popularity in recent years. With their adaptability to heat and drought and their spectrum of colorful flowers, they have a well earned reputation as low maintenance perennials that fit the lifestyle of the busy gardener. Daylilies are not without pest problems, however. Fortunately, most are not serious and can […]

  • Gym Shorts

    • Synthetic vs. leather sneakers

      What are the benefits of a synthetic/mesh construction compared to a leather/mesh walking shoe, besides weight? Leather shoes may be more durable and may keep moisture (like dew or rain) out a little bit better. They may hold their shape a little bit better. As for synthetic shoes, depending on the material, they may breathe […]

  • Health Conditions

    • What happens to your body when you end a pregnancy?

      Q: What are the side effects of abortions, including the long-term effects like ability to get pregnant? Also, can abortions cause uterine cancer? A: Abortions are not associated with any known long-term health risks. For a while, some anti-abortion groups were claiming that women who had had abortions had an increased risk of breast cancer, but there […]

  • Healthy Life

    • What is a Vegetarian?

      WHAT IS A VEGETARIAN Vegetarians do not eat the flesh of animals. There are two types of vegetarians. Lacto-Vegetarians don’t eat meat, fish or eggs. Vegans do not eat any animal products, including dairy and honey. Sometimes people who eat eggs are called Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians but they are not truly vegetarians because eggs are the […]

  • Herbs and Botanical Extracts


      Parts Used: Seeds, leaves, bark. Function: The active constituent in horse chestnut improves the tone of the smooth muscle in the veins and improves venous circulation. Uses: * Traditionally horse chestnut was used for treatment of skin cancer or ulcers, arthritis and rheumatism, for fevers, coughs, hemorrhoids, phlebitis (blood clots in a vein) and to […]

  • Life and Nature

    • Chubby Pets

      Chubby Pets

      People aren’t the only ones who have weight problems. Nearly 50 percent of all dogs and 25 percent of all cats are overweight. Extra pounds can put your pet at risk for heart disease, liver problems, arthritis and diabetes. In some cases, you may be feeding your pets too much, or giving them too many […]

  • Lifestyle

    • Blood Donation

      Blood Donation – You Should Know

      The need for blood is great and the requirements are few. However, not everyone can donate blood. To qualify, you must: Be at least 17 years old Be in good health Weigh at least 110 pounds Pass both the physical and health history examinations Have no evidence, by blood test, of infectious disease such as […]

  • Medical Folklore

    • Yoruba medicine

      History The medical traditions of the Yoruba people of western Nigeria developed within a culture that deeply respects and venerates ancestors. The orishas, or gods of the Yoruba, were former ancestors such as Oduduwa, the legendary ancestor of all Yoruba people, and his son Ogun. Respect for family and ancestors is so deep that when […]

  • Moms and kids

    • Your baby’s motor skills

      When your infant doesn’t roll over My son is five months and two weeks old. He has not yet rolled over in either direction. My pediatrician says babies who sleep on their backs are commonly delayed in rolling over. He also says that this could affect his schoolwork in later years. My son is happy […]

  • Mystic and Mysteries

    • Ghost Busters: Energy Cords

      Energy cords are like umbilical cords, except they exist on different energetic and dimensional planes. They can be very thin, or very thick, and can appear as very light or very dark streamers coming out of your energy fields/bodies. They can be superficially hooked onto you (there is a deeper reason why they call prostitutes […]

  • Natural Food

    • Rice Talk

      Rice comes in various forms. Here in the Philippines, we have them in bags or sacks and purchase them by the kilo. But with the era of fast food or supermarket ready foods, rice now comes in bags, cans and even cartons in the US and Europe. Rice is gold in Asia. A meal is […]

  • Natural Lifestyle

    • Chile – Diet of the Poor: Rich in Health and Nutrition

      In Chilean society- as in many cultures, having meat and chicken on the dining table has become a symbol of affluence. To the rich upper class, the thought of returning to a traditional healthy, meat-less Indian diet may be a difficult concept to sell- – after all, which affluent class in any country would want […]

  • Natural Remedies

    • The Benefits of Water

      We’ve heard it all before, water is needed for good health. We all use water, we drink a few glasses a day maybe, and take a shower or bath daily. Drinking Pure Water… The fact is that most people do not drink enough water. The World Health Organization recommends that adults drink eight large glasses […]

  • Raw Food

    • Cream of Amaranth

      Ingredients: 1/2 cup amaranth 1 1/4 cups filtered water 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 cup silken tofu 1 palmful cashews 1 palmful raisins 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons protein powder How to prepare: 1. Bring amaranth and salted water to a boil. Lower heat and cook covered until tender, about 25 minutes. Let […]

  • Recipes

    • The Tutney

      Amounts Ingredients 1 c Tuna salad* 1 oz. Edam, sliced 4 oz. Twin C’s Shiitake Chutney To taste Sprouts, shredded carrots, romaine, tomatoes 4 slices Rye bread Preheat Oven: 425° F Nutrition for one serving: Calories – 374; Saturated Fat – 2 g; Total Fat 6 g; % Calories From Fat – 15% How to […]

  • Science

    • Mind over Matter: Influence RNG

      The Mind over Matter experiment is the first experiment that uses a real random number generator (RNG) connected to the Internet. The RNG produces random bits ’1′ or ’0′ based upon electronic noise. These bits are used in the experiment to determine if an object on the screen will grow or shrink. The participant’s goal […]

  • Vitamins and Supplements


      Function Used by the body to assist in the absorption of other vitamins and minerals, helps to produce red blood cells and antibodies, helps to prevent cataracts and helps with the breakdown and use of protein, fats and sugars.) Natural Sources Peppermint, whole grains, dairy products, broccoli, chamomile, alfalfa, avocado, vegemite, spinach, legumes, watercress, molasses, […]

  • 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

    • Walk Away Diabetes

      Walking briskly for 20 to 45 minutes three times a week can not only reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, but it can also help you control your blood sugar and manage your weight if you already have diabetes. Ultimately, that may help you to decrease your dependence on medication and to reduce your […]

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