Ma Earth is paying through its nose for the clothing we produce, according to a study that quantifies, for the first time, the price we exact from the ecosystem for our clothing. Case in point? Factoring in the use of water, fertilizer, and energy along the entire supply chain, a single cotton T-shirt can cost the planet more than 20 Danish kroner, or $3.40, in financial terms. Extrapolated across the industry, clothing consumption in Denmark alone plunders the environment of more than DKK 3 billion ($510 million) every year. This toll is much too high, says Kirsten Brosbøl, head of Denmark’s Ministry of the Environment, which partnered with the IC Group, operator of brands like Tiger of Sweden and Peak Performance, to commission the report.
As ayurveda is based on concept of ayurvedic body types the concept of weight loss too relates to the individual body type. In a well know literature “Charka Samhita” it has been described weight loss as “Medoroga”, it is said that the cause of weight gain is due to actual increase of the fat component typically called “Meda Dhatu”, or malfunctioning of the said fat component.
A new study into facial attractiveness has found that skin colouration is an important factor and that carotenoid colouration through the ingestion of fruit and vegetables may give the best appearance.
If you think back to ancient times and medicinal healing, the only way to cure skin-related ailments or beauty concerns was with what nature provided: plants, herbs, flowers and extracted oils. Despite the fact that skin care has come full circle, there’s still something to be said for planet Earth’s most powerful and valuable natural healers.
A boutique hotel offering a private beach and rooftop pool, the Hi Hotel Eco Spa and Beach has received Green Globe certification for using recycled paper, organic paint, eco-friendly cleaning products and organic food....
In honor of National Yoga Month we're sharing this handy infographic from our friends across the pond at Spafinder Wellness 365 UK! Learn about the different styles and find the practice that's perfect for you.
Learn more about yoga and find classes and studios near you with our Yoga Guide.
Recycling is one of the best and easiest ways you can help our planet stay clean, and what better way than to re-purpose old things that would otherwise see the bottom of a recycling bin! I’ll admit, some of these ideas might be a little hard to achieve (especially by yourself), but you could grab a friend, put some work into it, and really surprise yourself!
What's the most important part of a nutritious diet? Most of us can automatically recite the answer: Fruits and vegetables. And yet it can be tough to eat the daily recommended amount of produce, and most Americans simply don't. I've certainly been among that 75% — the estimated percentage of us who don't eat enough veggies. I realized, though, that part of the problem was that I didn't really understand how much we were talking about. What does a daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables look like? I decided to find out, once and for all. Here are 10 photos of fruits and vegetables, each one a complete daily serving. It may not be as much as you think!
Recently, New Yorkers waited several hours in line for a one-night-only offering from Del Posto’s pastry chef Brooks Headley. It wasn’t the next Cronut. It wasn’t free ice cream. Headley was selling veggie burgers. And according to F&W Chef-in-Residence David Chang, they were worth the wait. In an Instagram post, Chang described the creation as the best veggie burger he’s ever had.
Top image credit: Illumination Fund. Obesity and diabetes often plague cities. Such is the case for New York City where 40 percent of school kids are considered obese. One of the main drivers in New York and other cities is the lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables in low income communities.