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Ikea To Use Mushroom Based Packaging That Will Decompose In A Garden Within Weeks...

Ikea To Use Mushroom Based Packaging That Will Decompose In A Garden Within Weeks... | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
The furniture retailer is looking at using biodegradable mycelium “fungi packaging” as part of its efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling...



It’s no secret polystyrene is devastating to the environment. But, do you know how exactly that is so? According to a fact-sheet provided by Har
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Did you know that companies can use biodegradable mycelium “fungi packaging” to reduce waste and increase recycling? IKEA, the Swedish furniture retailer is one such company as is Dell.

 

Ecovative, an American company based in Troy, NY invented the mushroom based packaging in 2006. This eco-friendly packaging can be disposed of by throwing the packaging in the garden where it will biodegrade in three weeks.

 

Health Tips:  Only buy what you need. Landfills the world over are filled with too much excess one-use items that never biodegrade.

 

At the grocery store, bring your own cloth bags. If you do bag your produce in small plastic bags to take home, reuse these every week. Use small paper bags for bulk items and reuse these as well. Some stores let you bring your own glass jars.

 

If you frequent coffee/tea shops, bring your own stainless steel container. Carry your own stainless or glass containers filled with filtered water.

 

Read more about “IKEA To Use Mushroom Based Packaging That Will Decompose in a Garden Within Three Weeks” from www.ecosnippets.com 

 

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Eat Seafood? Turns Out You’re Also Eating 11,000 Tiny Pieces of Plastic Every Year!

Eat Seafood? Turns Out You’re Also Eating 11,000 Tiny Pieces of Plastic Every Year! | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
A recent study from the University of Ghent adds a distinctly human aspect to this problem. People who are regularly eating seafood are ingesting around 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year. The reason for this is our addiction to disposable plastics.
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Did you know that if you’re eating seafood chances are very good that you are ingesting thousands of tiny pieces of plastic every year? What does this ingestion of plastic mean for your body?

 

Science and humans do know what thousands of pieces of plastic do to our oceans, rivers, lakes, other bodies of water and to the fish/marine life who inhabit these waters.

 

According to the article, 5 trillion pieces of microplastic enter our oceans and waterways every year and that number is expected to rise to 20 trillion by the year 2050. The health of our oceans is at a critical junction. 

 

 Plastic is a petrochemical. Is this what you want in your body?

 

Health Tips: Be responsible when purchasing soaps, lotions, and toothpaste that contain microbeads. Use organic plant based safe products with no microbeads. 

 

Another way to help is by refraining from buying seafood and other fish. Most fish now contain mercury which is a known neurotoxin as well as other industrial pollutants.

 

Read more about “Eat Seafood?  Turns Out You’re Also Eating 11,000 Tiny Pieces of Plastic Every Year” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Sean McCarthy.

 

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Is Your Omega 3 Supplement Killing Seals, Penguins, and Other Arctic Animals?

Is Your Omega 3 Supplement Killing Seals, Penguins, and Other Arctic Animals? | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
Over the last five years, the annual krill catch has jumped from just more than 100,000 tons to several million tons per year because with new technologies they can literally vacuum them up from the Antarctic Ocean at unprecedented rates.

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Did you know that your krill oil supplement could be killing Seals, Penguins, and other Arctic animals? Krill oil contains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

 

There are far safer and far better ways for you to obtain your omega essential fatty acids. Each species is dependent on another. Depleting the oceans of krill harms other marine animals in the food chain.

 

Health Tips:  Consume sea veggies (seaweed) which is where fish obtain their omega fats EPA and DHA. Purslane, a common weed which grows in sidewalks is high in omega 3s EPA/DHA and has a lemony tang and is very tasty.  Arugula, romaine, and spinach are omega 3 greens Winter squash is high in omega 3s.

 

Flaxseeds, chia, hemp seed, walnuts, and other greens are rich in omega 3s Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA).  DHA is an important building block of tissue in the brain. Blue-Green Algae are rich sources of DHA.

 

Read more about “Is Your Omega 3 Supplement Killing seals, Penguins, and Other Arctic Animals”? from www.onegreenplanet.org by Gemma Davis.

 

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Has Europe Been Right All Along to Renounce GE Crops?

Has Europe Been Right All Along to Renounce GE Crops? | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
An in-depth examination recently published by the New York Times found that GE crops have largely failed to increase crop yields and decrease pesticide use.
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Did you know that when humans attempt to mess with Mother Nature’s innate wisdom (genetically engineer/ by mixing plant and animal genes) which has the ability to change ecosystems, while also adding in bits of deception and greed, you now have a recipe for disaster on a global level? Welcome to the world of Bayer-Monsanto and other Big biotech companies. 

 From patenting seeds forcing farmers to buy new seeds every year to killing bees and other insects with their dangerous pesticides, neonicotinoids, these unscrupulous Big Ag companies are leaving a wake of death and destruction wherever they go. Industrialized agriculture has decimated soils across the U.S. From cross contamination of crops to crops that have genetically engineered/genetically modified organisms built in that have never been tested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

Dr David Bellinger, a professor at Harvard University School of Public Health states in this article that his research “has linked the loss of millions of IQ points among kids five years and younger in the U.S. to a single class of insecticides”. Dr Steffanie Senoff, MIT in her research shows a causation link to what glyphosate does to the gut, brain, and Autism. More children in the last thirty or so years have been consuming conventional foods laced with GMOs. 

Since the last five years science now knows that humans have more bacteria than cells. Monsanto said glyphosate was safe for humans because it used a different pathway in the body and therefore was safe for humans. Not so as humans are bacteria driven. Therefore this pathway does affect humans.

 Last year in 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that RoundUp’s main ingredient “glyphosate” is a “probable carcinogen”. RoundUp Ready is one of Monsanto’s harmful pesticides. The reliance on pesticides created a vicious circle where now more powerful pesticides are needed to control pesticide resistant weeds. Trying to fool Mother Nature is a dangerous game at best. She will outsmart you every time.

 Health Tips: There’s no other way to say it, but you must do your best to buy organic plant based food as often as possible and stop buying processed refined crap laced with GE/GMOs and sugar. It’s bad enough there are millions of chemicals being approved every year in the environment which you may not be able to completely avoid, but you can make a difference with your purse/wallet. Your children’s health and your health depend on it.

 Sign petitions to stop local companies from selling bee killing pesticides. Grow gardens instead of lawns. Be proactive in your communities.

 Read more about “Has Europe Been Right All Along to Renounce GE Crops”? from www.ecowatch.com by Alternate. 

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When Bees Go Extinct, These 10 Foods Will Follow [INFOGRAPHIC]

When Bees Go Extinct, These 10 Foods Will Follow [INFOGRAPHIC] | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
Every third bite of food we take is made possible thanks to our pollinator friends. That measures out to 90 percent of agricultural crops in the United States. What would our food system look like without bees?
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Did you know that every third bite of food you consume is made possible by bees? According to this article, ninety percent (90%) of agricultural crops contribute an average of $19 billion to the U.S. economy. That’s a substantial amount of money. 

 

Are you a lover of almonds and pumpkins? They are entirely dependent on bees for pollination. Other delicious fruits and veggies you enjoy eating are also highly dependent on bees for pollination. Read the neat infographic.

 

Bees are linked to human survival and it is up to us humans to do everything we can to protect them.

 

Health Tips:  Click on the links at the bottom of this article to learn ways you can help to save bees, what to plant in your garden, and about petitions you and your friends can sign. Please share what you learn.

 

Some people are allergic to bee stings, but bees do not go out of their way to attack people, Our species depends on bees and other insects. Everyone must work together for the health of all Planet Earth’s inhabitants.

 

Read more about “When Bees Go Extinct, These 10 Foods Will Follow (Infographic)” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Kate Good.

 

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20 Plants That Improve Air Quality in Your Home

20 Plants That Improve Air Quality in Your Home | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
NASA has been studying the effects of plants on air quality for about 20 years and their research confirms: common houseplants are natural air purifiers
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Did you know that healing our planet starts with you? The choices you and billions of other humans make has a direct bearing on how life will continue to evolve.

 

One simple way you can make a difference is by growing or purchasing  plants that have been studied for their effect on the air quality in your home.

 

Health Tips: Being out in nature has been proven to be a potent stress reducer. If you live in a city that doesn't have parks or gardens, don't let that stop you. Create your own oasis right  where you live, in your apartment, your home. And then help others to do the same. There's always a way, in fact there are millions of ways, but you have to take that first step.

 

Read more about "20 Plants That Improve Air Quality in Your Home" from www.ecowatch.com by Rodale Wellness written by Beth Greer.

 

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How to Fertilize Your Garden Naturally With Plants

How to Fertilize Your Garden Naturally With Plants | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
Using plants to fertilize our gardens can increase the production of other plants naturally while providing many other benefits, such as attracting insects, promoting biodiversity and often yielding yet another crop. Plus, it’s easy.
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Did you know there are holistic ways that adhere to the natural order of nature for you to fertilize your garden without using chemical fertilizers which harm bees and other insects? Nature has been around much longer than humans and nature if you closely observe has all the answers for any questions you may have on how to use best practices to grow your food and take care of  our planet.

 

When was the last time you were in a forest, watching and listening, picking up clues to how nature works? The answers to everything about growing food, the natural cycle of trees, how to care for the soil, how the insects and animals survive and benefit each other, how water is utilized, how to help planet Earth instead of destroying her resources; everything you need to know is already waiting for you. You only have to look, listen, and follow her.

 

Healing plant tips: use compost for your garden, whether in a planting bed or a pot. Add your food scraps, some plant material (leaves, ferns, grass clippings, twigs), earthworms to create compost. You can buy compost bins or make your own to which you add your compost ingredients. Plants thrive in good soil which compost helps make. 

 

Read more about “How-toFertilize-Your-Garden-Naturally-With-Plants” from www.onegreenplanet.org  by Jonathon Engels.

 

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How This Trending Diet Is Saving the Planet » EcoWatch

How This Trending Diet Is Saving the Planet » EcoWatch | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
If we all became vegetarians or vegans, we could save land and water resources, mitigate climate change, and reduce methane in the atmosphere. Diet choice plays
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Have you ever considered what it would be like for Planet earth if everyone became vegetarians or vegans? Many more people today have made the switch from mainly consuming animal foods and some produce to totally eating plant foods as vegans do or to only eat eggs and/or dairy as vegetarians do.

 

Health tips for Mother Earth:  Positive changes for land and water resources, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, and in fostering a kinder, more compassionate  populace. Plus a healthier and more vibrant society.

 

Here's an interesting thought provoking article and info graphic on "How This Trending Diet is saving the Planet" from Ecowatch by Anastasia Pantsios.

 

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Doctor’s Orders: For Better Health, Put Your Hands in the Dirt

Doctor’s Orders: For Better Health, Put Your Hands in the Dirt | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
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Put your hands in the dirt for better health and for the health of Mother Earth. Teaching young children how to garden using sustainable, organic, non-GMO practices will do more to teach them where real food comes from and how to pass on their learning to their parents, other family, and friends. Children are the present and future for our planet.

 

Having your own garden will also help you to consider returning to cooking meals together as a family or with friends, neighbors, engaging in lively spirited conversation,  and perhaps starting a game night away from electronic devices.

 

Read about collaborations between healthy eating, nutritional subsidy programs, and health care by way of gardening. People get healthier and Planet earth benefits: Doctor's Orders for Better Health, Put your Hands in the Dirt  a TakePart article by Sara McColl.

 

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Heart Vulnerable: A Sweet & Healing Medicine

Heart Vulnerable: A Sweet & Healing Medicine | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
Having the courage to allow yourself to be heart vulnerable personally and with others could prove to be one of the sweetest and most healing medicines you ever take.
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Do you have the courage to give yourself permission to be heart vulnerable personally and with others? This isn't about being open to hurt, injury or attack. And it isn't about being mushy or allowing others feelings to pull you down. What this is about, is staying grounded or centered solidly in your heart while you feel what's really going on and listen to your commonsense heart intelligence, writes Sara Childre from HeartMath Institute. 

 

Noticing your feelings as they move through you before they turn into anger or even rage is key. Be open and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication. It helps to create the connections you want in your life.

 

Read this beautifully written article which gives you more insight into the tools that HeartMath Institute offers and you can experience for yourself.

 

When each person becomes heart vulnerable, the end result is a healing for our planet.

 

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Your Favorite Food Might Not Exist Without Bees

Your Favorite Food Might Not Exist Without Bees | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
As species go, insects are generally not the most beloved. But encounters with insects can provide fun, memorable, and teachable moments for our children, as I was recently reminded in a strawberry patch. .
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Do you love strawberries, peaches, apples, melons, squash, nuts and other foods which rely on pollinators?  Nearly 30% of the world's crops rely on pollinator insects like honeybees. Bees are more crucial to agriculture than fertilizer according to a Plos One study.

 

Teaching your children about bugs and what role these insects play in helping our planet and us human is critical.to foster awareness.

 

Read about the different ways to teach children about bugs. This is National Pollinator Week. Did you know that 16 oz of honey requires 1,152 bees to travel 112,000 miles and visit 4.5 million flowers?

 

You and I share this planet with countless species. Humans have a responsibility to protect and honor Mother Nature for the next generation. Are you doing your part to heal our planet?

 

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3 Steps To Fighting Climate Change In The Garden

3 Steps To Fighting Climate Change In The Garden | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
Learn how you can fight climate change in the garden.
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Are you growing your own garden? Growing food gardens has become one of the best ways to ensure that you know what's in the food you eat, where it came from,.and an activity that involves your children/grandchildren which teaches them about real food and nutrition early in their lives.

 

Read this interesting article to learn 3 simple steps to grow a vegetable garden and fight climate change at the same time. Plus great tips for protecting your veggies from birds, slugs, and rodents.

 

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Your Oreos Are Helping to Kill Chimpanzees

Your Oreos Are Helping to Kill Chimpanzees | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
Palm oil - a seemingly innocuous ingredient in many packaged foods and cosmetics - is decimating chimpanzee populations.
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Palm oil, an ingredient in many packaged foods and cosmetics is killing chimpanzees, tigers, other animals, people.. Palm oil comes from part of the palm tree and is sometimes labeled as palmitate, palm fruit oil, and other names.  Even sustainably grown is bad news.

 

Why? Because the beautiful rainforest which the animals and people who live there call home has been decimated by palm oil plantations because of the demand for these harmful processed foods.

 

Orangutans in Borneo are starving to death. There's very little habitable land left due to the slashing and burning of this fragile ecosystem.

 

Read labels and stop buying products that kill animals who can't speak for themselves. These products are harming your health as well.

 

Watch this video and read the article.

 

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The Burger Even a Vegetarian Would Eat

The Burger Even a Vegetarian Would Eat | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
Behold the Impossible Burger, the plant-based indulgence that looks, cooks, smells and tastes just like meat, but without the environmental price tag. The no-meat
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Did you know that there’s now a grab your napkin delicious tasting burger that isn’t an animal sourced meat? Impossible Foods is on a mission to develop tasty plant based alternatives to meat.

 

As you know what you eat affects the health of your body and your food choices also affect the health of planet Earth.

 

With more companies/brands developing plant based choices for consumers and with more farmers interested in organic, sustainable, and regenerative farming practices the opportunity to reduce our environmental impact is inching forward in the right direction.

 

Health tips:  If you haven’t already made the switch to plant based, make the choice that many people are doing today to add your animal based dish as a side, rather than the main.

 

Read more about “The Burger Even a Vegetarian Would Eat” from www.ecowatch.com by Nexus Media.

 

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Can Superfoods Help Boost the Planet's Health, Too?

Can Superfoods Help Boost the Planet's Health, Too? | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
It can seem like new health food fads pop up every week—fads that often fade as quickly as they appear. Two gaining steam lately, though, may be worth a longer look: baobab and moringa. Traditional fare in parts of Africa (and for moringa, Asia as well), these foods offer the potential not only t
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Did you know there are plants and trees that can help our planet as well as help your body? Throughout history these trees have been part of the diet of many cultures, but they are grown wild and have not been considered as a crop for trade.

 

Farmers didn’t any incentive to grow them. Today global demand is gaining farmers a reliable market for these two crops: moringa and baobab.

 

The baobab tree is a rare lovely exotic tree known as “the tree of life” for its many uses. It is native to Madagascar, Africa, and Australia and is grown in hot climates in the U.S. It has a huge trunk which holds large amounts of water. 

 

Elephants have been known to rub their bodies against the trunk in periods of drought and in this way, the tree releases some of its water so the elephants can drink it. Baobab trees live a very long time, some up to 6,000 years.

 

The baobab fruit has six times the antioxidants of blueberries, six times the vitamin C of oranges, six times the potassium of bananas, more magnesium than coconut water, and twice as much calcium from milk. This information comes from www.hippocrateshealthinst.org 

 

Moringa is another food producing tree and is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. Read the article to learn about these two foods and what if any are the threats and/or benefits to the environment.

 

Health Tips:  Eat 2 or 3 servings of greens every day. Juicing sprouts is an easy way to consume 2-5 cups of greens daily. Or you can choose to chew your sprouts and other greens.

 

Moringa green powder sourced from a sustainable company can be added to your green smoothies and/or green juices. The leaves of young baobab trees can be used as a leafy green in salads.

 

Read more about “Can Superfoods Help Boost the Planet’s Health too”? from www.ecowatch.com by AlterNet.

 

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What To Do About GMOs in the Trump Era

What To Do About GMOs in the Trump Era | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
A special guest post from Institute for Responsible Technology founder Jeffrey Smith Editors note: The vast majority of corn, soybeans, canola, cotton, and sugar beets grown in the U.S. are genetically modified (GMOs). Monsanto and its allies claim that GMO crops reduce pesticide use, increase yield…
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Did you know that in the past twenty five years since genetically modified crops (GMOs) have been in the marketplace studies have shown that they lead to higher pesticide use and no improvement in flavor, nutrition, yield, or water consumption?

 

Jeffrey Smith, Founder of Institute of Responsible Technology goes on to state that GMOs have created instead plants that are engineered to withstand tremendous amounts of poisonous herbicides and plants that function as if they were living pesticide factories.

 

Bt corm from Monsanto is registered as a pesticide with the EPA. Responsible and credible scientists have concerns about the safety of these crops for human and animal consumption. The environmental impacts are well known and documented. No testing on these then unknown organisms was ever conducted.

 

Read this interesting and sordid back story on the birth of these crops and what to expect in 2017.

 

Health Tips:  Do your best to purchase organic and organic certified real whole plant based food. Your body functions with real food, not lab created artificial and/or toxic chemicals. These types of non foods harm your body, cause inflammation and disease. Remember your body is the same as your Paleolithic ancestors who never experienced any man made toxins.

 

When we heal ourselves we are healing the planet.

 

Read more about “What To Do About GMOs in the Trump Era” from www.foodrevolution.org by Jeffrey Smith, founder Institute of Responsible Technology.

 

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Feeding the Future Takes Center Stage at EAT Food Forum

Feeding the Future Takes Center Stage at EAT Food Forum | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
The EAT Stockholm Food Forum is the only global initiative bringing together experts from politics, science and business solely focused on the issue of food.
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Did you know that what you eat and how it’s grown affects the natural systems that support life which produces the food on this planet? No one wants to eat food containing pesticides and other toxins such as GMOs, yet some people almost have no choice as they either can’t afford the price of organic or they live in a food desert.

 

The more people like you who can support organic farmers, you will see more farmers switch to grow organic and /or sustainably grown with no pesticides. Eventually the tide will turn as organic becomes affordable for everyone. Organic and sustainable regenerative farming can make a huge difference for the soil in which food is grown, for the pollinators, and for planet Earth.

 

Everyday there is research and studies which show that consuming organic plant based real whole food is more beneficial for your gut bacteria, your brain, your digestive system, and your whole body. Be proactive and consume plant based real whole food which is anti-inflammatory and is a preventative against Alzheimer’s disease, chronic diseases, obesity, and other health conditions.  Plant based food is also kinder to our planet and to the other sentient beings who inhabit Earth. 

 

It isn’t just in developing countries where people are starving and malnourished. It’s happening here in the U.S. as well where children wake up hungry and go to bed hungry. Those of you who consume very little to no plant based food and eat mostly all refined ultra processed non food, sugars, junk and fast food are malnourished as well. 

 

The human body runs on plant fiber rich foods which are easily digested, craved by your gut bacteria, and which are cruelty free. Support organic and sustainable farmers as much as possible. Eliminate and/or reduce your consumption of animal based food, sugars, processed non food, junk and fast food. 

 

Read more about “Feeding the Future Takes Center Stage at EAT Food Forum” from www.ecowatch.com by Laura Turner Seydel.

 

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Here’s Why Grass-Fed Beef is Just as Bad for the Environment as Grain-Fed

Here’s Why Grass-Fed Beef is Just as Bad for the Environment as Grain-Fed | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
Unfortunately for those chowing down on an artisanal grass-fed burger on a whole-grain ciabatta bun, there is no evidence that grass-fed beef is better for the environment.
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Did you know that no matter how you slice it grass-fed beef is not better for planet Earth? Try the new plant based beef products if you must have beef.

 

A good reason to reduce your animal based intake is to lower your uric acid build up which can lead to kidney stones. Dr Michael Greger, "How Not to Die" says that removing all meat from the standard American diet (SAD) appears to reduce the risk of uric acid crystallization by more than ninety percent within a few days.

 

The Western diet yields acidic urine. Fish, pork, poultry, cheese and beef plus eggs are acid forming. Consuming plant based real whole food can alkalinize your urine to a near neutral PH in less than a week.

 

Another good health reason to reduce and/or avoid all animal based foods is that plant based real whole foods help your emotional mood. Animal based food contains the pro inflammatory compound arachidonic acid which can "adversely affect mental health". 

 

Your body already makes arachidonic acid so it doesn't need to take in more through the food you consume.According to Dr Michael Greger, "data shows that people with higher levels of arachidonic acid in their blood may end up at significantly higher risk of suicide and episodes of major depression".

 

The highest sources of arachidonic acid are found in chicken, eggs, beef, pork, and fish. Dr Greger states that chicken and eggs contribute more than the other top sources. "Omnivores appear to consume about nine times more arachidonic acid those eating plant based diets".

 

Health Tips:  Are you eating more greens to avoid the blues?  Pile your plate high with greens, veggies, legumes (lentils, beans. chickpeas). Add an ancient whole grain or sprouted grain. Here's a delicious satisfying meal that fills you up for hours and supports your brain.

 

Here's an interesting fact for you. Seeds (sunflower, sesame, pumpkin) have been shown in clinical trials to significantly improve an objective measurement in anxiety.

 

Read more about "Here's Why Grass-Fed Beef is Just as Bad For the Environment as Grain-Fed" from www.onegreenplanet.org by Sara Farr.

 

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Which Is Worse for the Planet: Beef or Cars?

Which Is Worse for the Planet: Beef or Cars? | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
By Jordyn CormierCars are often used as the golden standard of environmental destruction. We know that our driving is hurtful to the environment. But, what about a burger? We don't instinctually associate meat consumption with climate change, but does the dark side of the meat industry give cars
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Did you know that consuming animal based food and driving gasoline powered cars are not healthy for Planet Earth. Yes there are many other human created activities that fall in this category as well.

 

Health tips for a healthy planet:  This article does a good job explaining the problems that animal based consumption causes. Here are some suggestions to help those of you who are considering lowering your consumption of animal based foods.

 

You might consider eating much more plant based food several days/week without any meat, dairy, egg products and/or eating small portions of animal based once or twice/week as a side with huge helpings of plant based. Plant based food is rich in essential fiber which your body requires to be able to function. If you're not consuming fiber, you're body is experiencing deep health problems.

 

Have you tried different varieties of veggies and fruit or are you someone who just buys the same produce all the time? Buy a green, veggie, and/or fruit you've never eaten before. Opt for the darker pigments which have more health protective antioxidants. Give your tastebuds a thrill as you bite into a juicy berry, a crunchy  slice of red cabbage, and/or a delicious salad of dark green leafy veggies with organic hummus on the side.

 

Plant based foods offer you all the protein your body requires. And plant based protein is far easier for your body to digest and break down. Protein, what kind of protein, you may be asking.

 

Legumes (lentils, beans, chickpeas aka garbanzo beans, other beans, split peas) satiate you far better than any other food. Dr Michael Greger, www.nutritionfacts.org recommends you eat legumes with every meal. They are fiber and protein rich and contain folate (help with mood) and potassium (lowers (blood sugar).

 

Nuts/seeds are also high in plant protein as is dark leafy greens. Nuts/seeds, avocados, are also rich in healthy fats, the kind your body needs for fuel. Be aware that organic coconut oil/olive oil, flaxseed oil are best for topical use/or salads and not for cooking. 

See this subscriber's article in scoop.it/t/zestful-living on Olive Oil.

 

Plant based foods are the only regimen proven to reverse heart disease. Many people with type 2 diabetes no longer have this debilitating disease. Plant based foods are anti-inflammatory. Animal based are inflammatory. Inflammation causes chronic diseases, cancer, and alzheimer's.

 

Be kind to your temple, your body, be kind to each other and all animals, wildlife, marine life, birds, inspects, and be kind to Planet Earth. Right now she is our only home. A big blue planet in the sky.

 

Read more about "Which is Worse For the Planet:  Beef or Cars? from www.ecowatch.com by Jordyn Cormier, Care2.

 

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7 Types of Plastic Wreaking Havoc on Our Health

7 Types of Plastic Wreaking Havoc on Our Health | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
Aside from the devastating impact on the planet’s health, plastic’s impact on human health has been insidious. As breast cancer rates have risen, fertility
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Did you know that plastic is killing marine animals, harming your health and the health of our planet? Take the "ban plastic pledge" and do your best to not buy.

 

Health Tips:  Use cloth bags for all your shopping needs and drink your filtered water from stainless steel or glass containers. Avoid processed foods that are packaged in plastic. Buy recycled clothes or sew your own. If you use plastic bags, reuse them over and over. Find a company that uses plastic to create new products and donate your plastic, if that option is available.

 

Be wise stewards of Mother earth, she's our home. Remember, you're not the only inhabitant on this planet. Animals can't speak for themselves. Be their friend and avoid use of plastic.

 

Read more about "7 Types of Plastic Wreaking Havoc on Our Health" from www.ecowatch.com by Larry Schwartz, AlterNet.

 

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Did you know that plastic is killing marine animals, harming your health and the health of our planet? Take the "ban plastic pledge" and do your best to not buy.

 

Health Tips:  Use cloth bags for all your shopping needs and drink your filtered water from stainless steel or glass containers. Avoid processed foods that are packaged in plastic. Buy recycled clothes or sew your own. If you use plastic bags, reuse them over and over. Find a company that uses plastic to create new products and donate your plastic, if that option is available.

 

Be wise stewards of Mother earth, she's our home. Remember, you're not the only inhabitant on this planet. Animals can't speak for themselves. Be their friend and avoid use of plastic.

 

Read more about "7 Types of Plastic Wreaking Havoc on Our Health" from www.ecowatch.com by Larry Schwartz, AlterNet.

 

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A Little Bit of Compost Could Help Fight Climate Change

A Little Bit of Compost Could Help Fight Climate Change | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
Experiments conducted on a Marin County ranch found that a single layer of compost has significantly increased the soil's ability to store carbon.
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Compost, nutrient rich mulch which organic farmer's and gardeners use enriches soil and helps plants thrive. It also reduces the need or eliminates completely using fertilizer and the biggest benefit for the environment is its ability to reduce carbon in the atmosphere.

 

Read this information packed post to learn how "A Little Bit of Compost Could Help Fight Climate Change". from NationSwell

 

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27 Non-Toxic Recipes for DIY Cleaning

27 Non-Toxic Recipes for DIY Cleaning | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
Ditch the toxins—and the dirt—with these DIY spring cleaning recipes for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry, and everywhere else.
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To heal our planet, you must first start with yourself. Do It Yourself (DIY) has become the new norm for many people who are tired of buying brand name products that put more toxins into the environment.

 

Here's 27 Non Toxic Recipes for DIY Cleaning. If you're still using bleach, consider switching to the Homemade Germ Killer in this list. Bleach is a major toxin.

 

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How we can eat our landscapes ~ Pam Warhurst, TEDx

How we can eat our landscapes ~ Pam Warhurst, TEDx | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.
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Today in many communities in the U,S. neighborhoods are coming together to plant community gardens. Cities and towns across the country can offer unused land to communities to plant vegetables and fruits. Here's a common sense approach to help with the growing spread of hunger in this country.

 

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How To Green Your Online Shopping in 6 Easy Steps

How To Green Your Online Shopping in 6 Easy Steps | Healing our planet | Scoop.it
For years, like a child stuck on the wrong side of a playground fence, I watched my friends treat themselves to clothes and decor from darling online shops,
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Everything you do related to consumption of food, clothes, stuff has a direct impact on our planet. Being responsible and accountable isn't always easy when it comes to thinking beyond yourself, taking in the big picture of your footprint on Mother Earth.

 

Here's 6 ways to "Green" your online shopping from finding eco-conscious retailers who truly care about our planet to supporting companies who give back. Reuse, Reduce, Recycle are key words to keep in mind.

 

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6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World: Paul Stamets on TED.com

6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World: Paul Stamets on TED.com | Healing our planet | Scoop.it

LiMycologist Paul Stamets studies mycelium and lists 6 ways that this astonishing fungus can help save the world. Cleaning polluted soil, creating new insecticides, treating smallpox and maybe even the flu

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This curator had goosebumps just listening to mycologist Paul Stamens TED talk on 6 ways that amazing fungus can help save our planet.

 

There's always viable solutions. We have to be open to learning from nature.

 

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