If you’ve lived long enough on this earth, you’ve probably known at least one person who has been affected by cancer. For me, I have multiple relatives who have experience with cancer, and my grandfather, as well as one uncle, passed away from it.
Cancer is tough to deal with, for both the person whose body it lives in, and their loved ones. With cancer becoming so common, it’s a good idea to make lifestyle changes to decrease the risk of cancer. Here are 3 promising natural ingredients which can play a role in keeping human bodies cancer-free!
Dandelion Root Extract is scoring big in anti-cancer research. While many people swore by its positive effects since long before, now scientists are beginning to unveil its anti-cancer secrets for themselves. It’s wonderful to see the scientific community beginning to realize the true value of natural substances in healing diseases, slowly taking away the dogma of conventional medicine over more nature-based options.
So what did they find? They found that dandelion root extract contains these phytochemicals called Taraxasterol and Beta-sitosterol. These natural compounds have a strong impact in preventing and treating cancer. They also help prevent tumors, and the spreading of cancer.
Dandelion root extract is most helpful in preventing colon cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer, liver cancer, leukemia and lung cancer. It’s amazing that dandelion root extract is able to do that with no real side-effects. For example, a recent study shows that dandelion root extract can target melanoma cells without harming the innocent cells nearby. Continue reading
Painkillers are one of the biggest and most expensive over-the-counter commodities. You need them for everything, from your little brother’s earache to your grandmother’s rheumatoid arthritis.
And while these medications are effective, they can leave your pockets feeling a little emptier and your health feeling a little strung out. What I mean by this, is that conventional painkillers can be destructive to other parts of the body while healing or soothing the ill part.
So what’s the solution to this? Dr. James A. Duke, author of the Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods says that we can almost always find a plant that has the same healing effects as a pharmaceutical without any of the risk.
Take a look at these ten all-natural pain-relieving substances.
1. Birch Leaf: The leaves from the Birch tree act much like a prescription drug called cortisone. Cortisone is used to treat endocrine disorders, arthritis, lupus, skin disease, autoimmune disorders, and more.
One of the main compounds found in Birch leaves is methyl salicylate, similar to salicylic acid used in aspirin. It is anti-spasmodic, analgesic, astringent, antifungal, diuretic, detoxifier, and it reduces damage to skin as well as enhances circulation. It is truly one of the first powerful pain relievers ever used.
2. Cherries: The presence of compounds called anthocyanins (same nutrients that give cherries their rich red color) gives cherries their pain fighting power. Continue reading
If you are trying to enjoy the wonderful healing benefits of nature there is nothing more annoying then mosquitos keeping you from enjoying the great outdoors. Sure they are part of nature and should be respected but that doesn’t mean that they need to be biting you every chance they get.
Unfortunately, many of the ‘remedies’ out there involve spraying chemicals on your body that are not very good for you or the environment either.
That is why we recommend using nature’s natural defense in your yard to keep the mosquitos away so that you can meditate, garden, or enjoy more healing time outside.
Now you may be thinking that this little plant is only for cats but it actually works wonders as a natural mosquito repellant!
Plants are complex organisms that have been evolving for millions of years and with that comes a natural ability to defend themselves against foreign intruders. In this case, they will help keep mosquitos away from your yard and family.
According to one study catnip was actually found to be up to 10 times more effective at keeping mosquitos away than DEET!
If you are planning on putting this in your garden plant it away from your other plants as it will attract cats who can easily trample your garden. Continue reading
You heard us right, a restaurant is opening up in London where people will be able to go dine naked if they choose! The Bunyadi, which is the first naked restaurant in the city will open up in June 2016 and stay open for 3 months.
While we often will pick a place to eat based on the food being served a new trend has emerged where you choose a restaurant based on the experience it provides. That is why the Bunyadi concept is so intriguing to people in London.
As more people seek the natural and raw experience trends like this may become a lot more common. While there are nude beaches and even nude hot springs the idea of a nude public restaurant is a bit out of the ordinary.
Guests will come in, change into a gown, remove all of their electronics, and then they will have the option to disrobe if they choose. This will create as natural an environment as you can get. The staff will also be mostly clothing free depending on their role. Seb Lyall, the founder of The Bunyadi answered a few important questions about his new restaurant.
What will be on the menu?
The food will be cooked over a wood burning fire and they will have both vegan and non-vegan options. The intent is to create as much of a natural atmosphere as possible so the food with be completely chemical free, cook naturally, and you will be provided with edible utensils as well.
“We had to choose the menu based on nudity,” says Seb Lyall, the Bunyadi’s founder. “Once we had announced the concept, all the jokes started coming out, all the tweets, all the articles. And they all said one thing: ‘Don’t spill the soup!’ So, it’s no hot soup or broths for us.”
The food will be prepared without gas stoves or any electronics.
“For safety reasons, we can’t have staff cooking naked. But that’s the least of our worries,” Lyall explains. “The really difficult thing is cooking food without using anything gas-based, or any blenders. We’re even having to make our own flour. But it’s the nudity that everyone talks about – and that’s the easiest bit.” Continue reading
With our modern world full of rampant consumerism, pollution, and the destruction of the environment happening at a dangerously rapid pace, it’s becoming painfully clear we need to start doing something different. I could go on and on all day listing the stuff that’s messed up with this planet right now, but this post isn’t meant to bring you down sooo… Let’s focus on the positives!
What we can do about these problems we face today? What are the solutions?
That’s where permaculture comes in. The word Permaculture comes from the words “Permanant” and “Culture”, it means what it sounds like; creating a permanent culture. I hope to share with you the same feelings of hope, inspiration and determination that studying permaculture gives me.
Permaculture is based on the ideas that we are all connected, that we can look to nature to find solutions to the problems we’re facing today and we can conduct our lives in a better way that is not only sustainable, but regenerative; healing the planet and promoting abundance and health.
I started my permaculture journey after stumbling upon a really great website (openpermaculture.com) dedicated to the subject. I started watching the free videos they offered and fell so hopelessly in love with the ideas presented that I enrolled in the Permaculture Certification class they offered, deciding this was the direction I wanted to take with my life.