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Do you eat for health or environmental sustainability? The Double Pyramid says you can do both.

Do you eat for health or environmental sustainability? The Double Pyramid says you can do both. | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
The Double Pyramid is an innovative way of portraying how the ecological footprints of our food compare to their nutritional value.
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More hotels are going green, and not just to save water or money

More hotels are going green, and not just to save water or money | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
In the hotel industry, being green sometimes means ripping out the greenery.
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Every Cotton T-Shirt Costs the Environment $3.40, Says Study

Every Cotton T-Shirt Costs the Environment $3.40, Says Study | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

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.

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2 Best Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Weight Loss

2 Best Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Weight Loss | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

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.

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This Yoga-in-Schools Program Just Raised $31,000 in Crowdfunding

This Yoga-in-Schools Program Just Raised $31,000 in Crowdfunding | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
R.I.S.E. introduces Bay Area teens to yoga, to help with self-image, grades, and other adolescent nightmares.
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Sun-kissed skin through eating fruit and veg

Sun-kissed skin through eating fruit and veg | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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.

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Who doesn't want youthful skin and eating your fruits and vegetables is the right way to get that skin glowing. Allison Riley of Kings County Florist
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The Truth About Natural Beauty

The Truth About Natural Beauty | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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.
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Five things we learned about fashion, technology and sustainability

Five things we learned about fashion, technology and sustainability | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
In a recent live chat, experts took questions on the marriage of technology and fashion and the implications for sustainability
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The 21 best vegetarian/vegan restaurants in America

The 21 best vegetarian/vegan restaurants in America | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Trust us, you're going to want to start eating all your vegetables.
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Insurer Surveys Identify Four Timely Travel Trends

Insurer Surveys Identify Four Timely Travel Trends | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Polls cite social media’s growing influence in travel-making process, rank vacation costs and spotlight top 2014 family travel destinations.
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9 Surprising Foods that are Great for Your Skin (Infographic)

9 Surprising Foods that are Great for Your Skin (Infographic) | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
9 surprising foods that are GREAT for your skin. Make sure these are on your grocery list next time you head to the store!

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H2O Alkalizer's curator insight, July 26, 10:20 AM

Beautiful infographic!

Richard Haddad's curator insight, July 27, 7:13 AM

Il est trés important de s'occuper de son microbiote ,de ses muscles ,de ses os .Mais il ne faut pas oublier de traiter sa peau par creme ,peeling laser , mais pourquoi pas grace a l'alimentation ? 

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Travelling Green: The World's Top Eco-Friendly Hotels

Travelling Green: The World's Top Eco-Friendly Hotels | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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....
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Limi Valley Eco Trek - Eco Holiday Asia

Limi Valley Eco Trek - Eco Holiday Asia | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Limi Valley Eco trek on of the most wilderness trekking trail of far-western Nepal.Natural beauty and off the beaten trek destination for adventure seekers.
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Could energy from living crops be the next sustainable power source?

Could energy from living crops be the next sustainable power source? | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Researchers in the Netherlands are working on a technique called Plant-e, which converts energy from growing plantlife and bacteria systems into electricity, turning crop fields into power sources.
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In Brazil, soccer pitch floodlights are powered by players’ energy on the field

In Brazil, soccer pitch floodlights are powered by players’ energy on the field | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Shell’s Morro da Mineira Project has opened a soccer pitch in the favelas that captures the energy of players and uses it to sustainably power floodlights at nighttime.
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Why Empowering Rural Farmers Is Crucial to Our Future

Why Empowering Rural Farmers Is Crucial to Our Future | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
This week Kanayo F Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) spoke with journalists in New York about the importance of...
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This is how to wrest our lives from the control of big agribusiness. These money monger in collusion with chemical giants and the likes of Monsanto would eventually blackmail mankind with the ultimate tool-FOOD! But that is IF we let them. And empowering local farmers and refusing to purchase manufacture food are the tools at the disposal of the little guys. Food is NOT manufactured in a lab-it is made by nature. AND food belongs to all of mankind, NOT to some companies that would like to patent what do not belong to them!
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organic bamboo sheets

organic bamboo sheets | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A recent fad that has popped up across America is the luxurious nature of bamboo products. Organic bamboo sheets, for example, are luxury’s answer to...
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Infographic: Find the Yoga Style Perfect for You!

Infographic: Find the Yoga Style Perfect for You! | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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.

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26 GENIUS Ways To Recycle Old Things...

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!

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Here Are 10 Pictures of Your Daily Recommended Servings of Fruits & Vegetables — Delicious Nutrition

Here Are 10 Pictures of Your Daily Recommended Servings of Fruits & Vegetables — Delicious Nutrition | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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!
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12 Things About Yoga You Probably Don’t Know

12 Things About Yoga You Probably Don’t Know | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
If you're not already taking a yoga class, I bet you'll want to after you read these twelve surprising facts about yoga.
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10 Tips for Enjoying & Choosing More Raw Food

10 Tips for Enjoying & Choosing More Raw Food | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Kris Carr dishes on raw food with tips from Gena Hamshaw, author of Choosing Raw. Grab ten raw food tips so you can start enjoying and eating raw food.
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5 Veggie Burgers That Can Compete with Beef

5 Veggie Burgers That Can Compete with Beef | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

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.

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New York City's Green Carts Bring Fresh Produce to Food Deserts

New York City's Green Carts Bring Fresh Produce to Food Deserts | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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.
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Hidden health risks in your beauty products

Hidden health risks in your beauty products | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Consumer Reports ShopSmart releases results of a year-long investigation in popular cosmetics and beauty products.

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Elaine Caya's curator insight, July 30, 4:57 PM

Organic skincare products are one of the fastest growing markets in the health movement…..

You no longer want to keep using mainstream commercial products, when they contain chemicals that actually can cause skin problems for some sensitive individuals.

Practicing natural skin care is one of the best ways you can improve your skin and stay healthy. Maintaining your skin through daily natural treatments is imperative for healthy, young beautiful skin.

 

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