• About food

    • Planning the perfect dinner party

      I’m planning a party for seven health-conscious couples. Can you give me suggestions for both the meal and appetizers? Fortunately, we’re living in the dawning of a new culinary age. Now you can entertain with nourishing, light and exciting foods – and all your guests will want to leave with your recipes in their hands. […]

  • Acupuncture

    • Surface Anatomy

      Spine of T3 is opposite root of scapular spine. Spine of T7 is opposite inferior angle of scapula. 8th rib is just below inferior angle of scapula. Spine of T12 is opposite midpoint of line drawn from inferior angle of scapula to the iliac crest Line joining posterior superior iliac spines passes through S2 spine. […]

  • Ancient

    • Egyptian mummy uncovered

      Egyptian mummy uncovered

      It’s not been since 1923 that anyone has uncovered an undisturbed Egyptian mummy’s chamber. But Czech archeologists did just that – and last Friday, they brought the media to Abu Sir, just south of Cairo to witness the opening of the enormous, 50-tonne stone sarcophagus at the centre of the tomb. It’s believed to hold […]

  • 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

    • ROSE PETAL TEA

      “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Henry James, “The Portrait of a Lady” The tea manking it usually it’s an opportunity for a ritual in our lives, a ritual meaning that we need to release ourself and observe our reactions when we […]

  • Botany

    • The Information Sourcebook of Herbal Medicine

      The Information Sourcebook of Herbal Medicine

      This book by one of the best known and liked authors and educators in western herbalism today is a cornucopia of information that every herbalist as well as interested lay persons should have on their shelf. However, it is more than a mere compilation of sources. David Hoffmann has a progressive outlook, and justifies his […]

  • Earth secrets

    • Some thoughts on the road to hibernation in space

      Have you ever dreamed of visiting a planet circling another star? The trip might take so long that you’d need to undergo some form of hibernation. Someday, humans might travel to planets around other stars. But such a trip might take longer than a human lifetime. One solution might be to put astronauts into cold hibernation […]

  • Gardening

    • Growing Roses in Containers

      Growing Roses in Containers

      Selecting a Container Choose containers made of wood or of unglazed ceramic, because they can “breathe” and stay cooler than metal or plastic containers. The pot must have drainage holes, and be large enough to comfortably accommodate the plant’s roots. For miniatures or the smaller shrub varieties, a container 10 to 12 inches in diameter […]

  • Gym Shorts

    • Walking through winter

      I have been walking for a few months and i already want to prepare myself for the cold season. I was wondering how people keep up with a walking program in the cold. What sort of things should I wear when going on my walks? (I walk really fast so I sweat a lot). Everybody’s […]

  • Health Conditions

    • diabetes

      DIABETES causes, symptoms and treatments

      Description * Diabetes is a disease in which there is too much glucose in the blood. There are several types of diabetes including the two major types: – Diabetes mellitus – type 1 diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes. Accounts for about ten percent of diabetes cases and occurs mostly in children. Type 1 diabetes occurs […]

  • Healthy Life

    • on the edge of illness - spinal meningitis

      On the Edge of Illness – spinal meningitis

      Illness – Our beautiful baby girl was only 11 days old when she became ill with a low fever. She was whimpering as she slept and we quickly wrapped her in a blanket and rushed to our doctor’s office. As we arrived home the phone was already ringing. Her doctor, suspecting that she had the […]

  • Herbs and Botanical Extracts

    • WILD YAM

      Parts Used: Root. Function: Active constituents of wild yam have antispasmodic and antioxidant properties. Uses: * Traditionally wild yam was used for gastrointestinal problems, morning sickness, coughs and congestion. * More recently it has also been used for high triglycerides, high cholesterol, muscle pain, inflammation, kidney stones, PMS and symptoms of menopause. Guidelines: Use according […]

  • Life and Nature

    • What is a double helix?

      What is a double helix?

      “I’ve read that the shape of DNA is a ‘double helix.’ What is that?” If you could see a piece of DNA, it would look like a ladder that’s been twisted into a corkscrew shape . . . that’s the double helix. The rungs of the ladder are made up of pairs of chemicals — […]

  • Lifestyle

    • The Ritual of Tea

      The Considerations Tea is a ceremonial affair in many countries and even in a hurried lifestyle there exists nothing more relaxing or centering than the quiet preparation of herbal tea. Many herbs need to be prepared in a unique manner. While the general core of tea making is easily understood (boil/steep/drink) you can expand the […]

  • Medical Folklore

    • Gods of Sickness and Healing

      A multicultural list Aesculapius – Greek god of healing Agni – Vedic god who caused fever Ashakku – Babylonian demon of fever Eshu Elegba – African trickster god, source of witches’ power to cause sickness Imhotep – Egyptian god of healing Innana – Babylonian goddess of fertility Mata – Northern Indian goddess who causes smallpox […]

  • Moms and kids

    • Worried About Aggressive Behavior

      My daughter is 19 months old and is becoming very aggressive. She’s hitting, pinching and pushing other kids at day care. I’m six months pregnant and worried about her behavior with the new baby as well. What can I do to help her temperament? Many children become more physical between ages 1 and 2. Because […]

  • Mystic and Mysteries

    • Search for a frozen killer, Part I

      Search for a frozen killer, Part I

      In 1918, the Spanish flu swept across the globe. The first victim died in the spring of 1918, then thousands more in the fall and winter. Soon, doctors all over the world were battling a highly contagious, lethal flu. It hit hard and fast. Schools and public places were closed. Many made vain attempts to […]

  • Natural Food

    • Sprouts: The Perfect Winter Vegetable

      I defy winter behind the tomato soup cans in my pantry. The sprouts hidden away in my kitchen are full of life even when cold weather brings my vegetable garden to a halt. Grown indoors, at room temperature, in the dark, sprouts grow no matter what winter brings. Sprouts, edible seedlings, are usually grown from […]

  • Natural Lifestyle

    • Chile – Chilean Food

      Chile is a long, narrow country on the west coast of South America. The name ‘Chile‘ comes from the word ‘Chilli’-an Indian word meaning ‘where the land ends’. The land is full of ancient mysticism and tradition. It is overflowing with legends. For instance, in Rapa Nui Island, there are over 600 massive colossal stone […]

  • Natural Remedies

    • Castor oil use

      Q: Am curious regarding warm castor oil packs for (20-60 minutes 1-2x daily) breaking up adhesions or growths under the skin. This was a suggestion found in a woman’s herbal book. Any truth to it? If so, how does it work? A: I think Edgar Cayce recommends this. I know of a friend that used […]

  • 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

    • Cottage Dill Bread

      Recipe By : from Electric Bread by Innovative Cooking Enterprises Amount Measure Ingredient — Preparation Method FOR 1 POUND LOAF 1/2 cup water 2 cups flour 1 Tablespoon dry milk 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1/4 cup cottage cheese 1/2 teaspoon dry onion 1/2 teaspoon dill weed 1/2 teaspoon […]

  • Science

    • What in helium makes your voice turn high?

      Sound gets started when a vibrating source — imagine a guitar string — pushes air particles out of the way. Those air particles bump neighboring particles. The particles move back and forth as the sound source vibrates. The faster the movement of the air particles, the higher-pitched the sound. Helium gas is lighter than the […]

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    • CALCIUM form bones, teeth and other body tissue

      Function Calcium is used by the body to form bones, teeth and other body tissue, it is used during muscle contraction and helps to prevent muscle cramping, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Calcium is known to lower cholesterol levels, helps to maintain a regular heartbeat, is used to maintain normal blood clotting, the healthy transmission of […]

  • Walking Tips

    • Walking with lower back pain

      I’ve put on a considerable amount of weight and am experiencing lower back pain. I can only be upright for a few minutes at a time before the pain sets in, so walking is a real problem. I can walk for about 15 minutes, then I have to stop and stretch. It’s hard to feel […]

  • Weight Loss & Fitness

    • Fitness buffs who skip meals

      I recently started exercising at a gym after work, and it’s really curbed my appetite. Since I’m not hungry after my workout, should I skip dinner for the evening? It’s really hard to say whether you should skip a meal without knowing what you’re eating throughout the day. But, in general, it’s not a good […]

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