Category: Health & Disease

Delicious and Nutritious – Moringa is a Miracle Tree!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JImb3LRGYrc?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen> The uses and health benefits of Moringa are amazing; some even call it miraculous! It is truly a ‘jack of all trades’ tree that can be a food, fuel, medicine, and tonic! Even if you are not a salad lover, by drying and grinding the leaves it can be added to a traditional food like soups, beans or maybe a fancy cream cheese and spinach dip! You […]

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Moving Up the Food Chain

by Lester R. Brown For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with geographic location, hunting skills, and the season of the year. During the northern hemisphere winter, for instance, when there was little food to gather, people there depended heavily on hunting for survival. Our long history as […]

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Can Genetically Engineered Foods Trigger Gluten Sensitivity?

A report was released today proposing a link between genetically modified foods and gluten-related disorders. Do you or a loved one suffer from gluten sensitivity? You may be wondering why you react to gluten now even though you never did in the past. You may be wondering why a gluten-free diet has helped, but has not completely resolved your symptoms. If you are on a quest to find all of […]

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Badger Blues: A Catalyst for Change

The UK cattle industry is in the midst of great change. Bovine tuberculosis is the main issue of the day; seen by many as a big problem which needs to be stopped. The solution which the UK government has opted for, with the backing of the National Farmer’s Union and non-departmental public body Natural England, is to implement a cull on badgers in the affected areas; the argument being that […]

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How Microbes Influence our Minds

We think of ourselves as autonomous individuals with a will of our own, but microbes in our gut turn out to have more say on how we feel and behave than we know. by Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji A fully referenced version of this article is posted on ISIS members website and is otherwise available for download here. Communication between the gut and the brain has long been acknowledged and has […]

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Gangi Setty and the Green Tree Foundation Project (India)

The Green Tree Foundation is a small non-profit organization that promotes permaculture techniques to local farmers in the Antapur district in Andra Pradesh, India. The organizations are devising solutions to alleviate serious water scarcity and eroded soil. However, it was Gangi Setty, the founder behind GTF, that made my trip to visit them most memorable. Gangi, a delightfully peculiar man, is an elementary school teacher, a full-time philosopher and a […]

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Number of Scientists Who Say GMOs Not Proven Safe Climbs to 230

Editor’s Note: This is a press release update to this recent post. Developer of first commercialised GM food says debate isn’t over. The number of scientists, physicians and legal experts who have signed the group statement, “No scientific consensus on GMO safety”[1] has climbed to 230 in just over a week – and it’s still growing. The number of initial signatories stood at almost 100 on the day the statement […]

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A Festival of Toxic Waste

How about building bonfires without the old sofas and painted boards? by George Monbiot “Bonfire Night Kills Whales” is the sort of headline that gives environmentalists a bad name. But the facts can’t be helped, even if the messengers must be shot for sounding like killjoys. Most communities have festivals of subversion, in which the rules by which they live for the rest of the year – placid, ordered and […]

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Wild Garlic (Allium Ursinium) – a Culinary Delight

You will find wild garlic in full bloom and looking its absolute best around March/April in the UK. It’s one of those herbs which is available when there is not much else. Whilst taking a long walk in the peak district I happily stumbled across masses of this beautiful herb and decided to post something regarding its medicinal and culinary uses. When to harvest? Ideally, the leaves should be picked […]

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Huge GMO News

It hasn’t been a good week for Monsanto and the rest of the biotech industry. Just three days ago, Mexico banned genetically engineered corn. Citing the risk of imminent harm to the environment, a Mexican judge ruled that, effective immediately, no genetically engineered corn can be planted in the country. This means that companies like Monsanto will no longer be allowed to plant or sell their corn within the country’s […]

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Scientists Declare No Consensus on GMO Safety

A group of 93 scientists from all over the world deplore the disinformation over the safety of GMOs and expose the lack of empirical and scientific evidence on which the false claims of “consensus” on safety are being made. Sign the statement "No consensus on GMO safety" Find the List of Signatories Here (PDF) The full statement is reproduced below. As scientists, physicians, academics, and experts from disciplines relevant to […]

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Lemon Balm Tea – Uplifting, Relaxing and Memory Enhancing

Having a garden is having your own apothecary. It’s great to be able to walk into your garden and harvest foods and plants which are full of nutrients to help you stay happy and healthy. I love growing herbs which I can use for medicines, tinctures and teas. I tend to dry some and also use the fresh herbs to make tinctures in apple cider vinegar which will keep for […]

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