A Fishy Tale: Part 4

A Fairy Tale Once upon a time, twenty years ago, in a far away place called Newfoundland, a magician was practicing his spells. He was a rather forgetful magician and one night he left a fish in one of his tanks by mistake. The tank froze completely over, with the fish still in it!!! Fortunately (and to the magicians surprise) the fish survived as he …

A Fishy Tale: Part 3

GE Agriculture vs. GE Aquaculture Industrial agriculture and industrial aquaculture have shifted largely sustainable forms of food production to entirely unsustainable monocultures. These monocultures are hooked into the global economy, requiring industrial inputs- including machinery, fossil fuels, chemicals and pesticides. Unsustainable monocultures have been actively promoted by western governments, MNC‘s and the World Bank. This process has been called the ‘Green Revolution‘ in agriculture, the …

A Fishy Tale: Part 2

What Exactly is Genetic Engineering? Genetic Engineering is the creation of entirely new organisms which nature could never produce. By isolating small sections of DNA (called genes) from one species and planting them within the DNA of another species. The techniques used to isolate and embed these genetic strands vary. Enzymes are commonly used to ‘cut’ out the desired gene. Other genes/sections of genes must …

Carbon Below

Carbon dioxide, or CO2, makes up a tiny fraction of Earth’s atmosphere, and yet CO2 can have a big effect on long-term warming of our planet. A scientist talks about how Earth deals with CO2. And in the U.S., even though we have approximately 5% of the world’s population, we give off about a quarter of fossil fuel emissions. So we’re far and away the …

Natural energy boosters – SuperFoods bring back high energy level

More and more people nowadays complain about feeling always tired. It seems that not even a long night’s sleep its a natural energy boosters that can bring their energy level back to normal. On the contrary! How many of us did not wake up in the morning feeling worse than the evening before? We lead an agitated, stressful life that sucks up all the energy inside of us. And …

Improving Core Stability – Exercises

“Core stability” refers to the ability to keep your spine straight — from your tailbone to the top of your head, with your shoulders level and in line. This may sound simple, but many people cannot maintain this position for very long while sitting in a chair much less during activity. Why should you care? Because core stability helps you avoid injury, affects your posture …

Home Treatment for Colic

Any parent with a colicky baby knows how frustrating and exhausting this condition can be. Despite a parent’s best efforts, the baby may cry for hours, well into the night. Here are some simple steps you can take to help relieve your baby’s discomfort and find some peace for yourself. If gas pain seems to be the problem, place your baby stomach-down on your lap …

Herbal Fen Phen – Phen Fen: Dangerous Medicine

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, when Fen phen and Redux disappeared from the U.S. market because of serious cases of heart valve damage in 1997, their place was quickly taken by so-called herbal fen phen products, which soon gained wide popularity on the Internet and in non-medical weight loss clinics. Despite their widespread availability, the FDA considers these herbal products to be …

Healthy Holiday Recipes

When holiday parties and gatherings fill your calendar, all the heavy dishes can leave you battling holiday weight gain. For a lighter twist on your traditional favorites, try serving up these tasty dishes. Trimmed Spinach Dip Try this lower fat version of your favorite spinach dip. By using nonfat yogurt instead of mayonnaise, and vegetables instead of chips, crackers or bread, you can reduce the …

Get Your Insulin Without the Needles

Some diabetics who face painful insulin injections may never have to stick themselves with a needle again. A new system called Injex 30 uses air – not needles – to push insulin through the skin. Patients who have tried it say they feel pressure but no pain. Some physicians say that may make patients more likely to take their medicine regularly, and that could reduce …

Get Up and Move! Fitness for you and your family

It is now estimated that 60 percent of adult Americans are not physically active on a regular basis. Even more disturbing, one in four Americans is not active at all. Recent findings confirm that fitness is a better predictor of health and longevity than almost any factor studied. Here is what the research has shown: Becoming fit has a similar effect to stopping smoking in …