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Next time you eat a piece of meat, take a moment to think about the fact that it had a mother.
If it’s pork you’re eating – think about that piglet being removed from it’s mother within just a few days of being born and slaughtered within 3 – 6 months.
If it’s lamb you’re eating – know that it was removed from its mother within a few months of being born and killed within 3 – 10 months.
If it’s chicken you’re eating – know that it was never even allowed to meet it’s mother and was killed within 6 weeks of being born.
If it’s beef you’re eating – know that they have been slaughtered within just 1 to 2 years.
If it’s dairy you’re eating, know that the calf which this mother had to bear in order for you to steal and consume her milk, was taken away within…
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Think those plastic items you carefully separate from the rest of your trash are being responsibly recycled? Think again. U.S. recycling companies have largely stayed away from recycling plastic and most of it has been shipped to China where it can be processed cheaper. Not anymore. This year China announced a Green Fence Policy, prohibiting much of the plastic recycling they once imported:
Without plants and animals, our lives would not be possible. Oxygen, clean water and soil, and our earliest tools, food, and clothing came from flora and fauna. Even our fossil fuels are the result of Paleozoic Era ecosystems that captured the sun’s energy-the same energy that we are now using billions of years later. Yet increasingly, we fail to acknowledge the tens of thousands of creatures with whom we cohabitate, the wildlife upon whom our very existence is contingent.
Throughout our development, our oceans and rivers have provided us with fish; grasslands and forests have provided us with bushmeat; plants that we cultivated became staple fruits and vegetables; ecosystems ensured reliable weather and clean water. We domesticated some wild animals to become our livestock, providing milk, meat, and clothing. Wild canines developed over the years to become dogs, our hunting partners and bodyguards, our most effective alarm system in the…
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Sometimes it feels like there is no comfortable place for us at Horse Advocates. It’s like cooking Thanksgiving dinner; some things are in the oven forever and some things are a last minute panic. But we don’t expect to be any more comfortable that the horses we work for.
Most cases move in slow motion. A first report gets filed and nothing happens quickly. Even in a case of clear abuse or neglect, if the horse is not in danger of eminent death, things proceed slowly. Obviously Horse Advocates is not happy with this standard, and we are trying to have a voice in redefining this process.
Then there are a few welfare checks. It isn’t hard for a neglectful owner to make enough superficial changes to satisfy the deputy and the case gets closed. Then in a month, another complaint rolls in. It’s these long-term offenders that are such…
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Researchers are challenging conventional beliefs about the effectiveness of traditional strategies for encouraging healthy eating. Researchers tackle issues such as the harmfulness of weight-stigma, encouraging healthy choices, and strategies to help children and teens.
from Top Environment News — ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1ECrjp1
Why is it that strawberries and* blueberries *get all the attention? Yes, they are super foods, but they certainly aren’t the only ones! A recent study published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation in July of 2014 showed that mulberries have outstanding health benefits! This was confirmed by researchers in Tokyo recently.
Mulberry trees are originally from China, but are now grown in almost every part of the world. In China, mulberry leaves are used to feed silkworms and the berries are used as both medicine and food. Known for their* powerful abilities to protect us from many diseases, mulberries are increasing in popularity as their health benefits become more well-known.*
Keep reading and find out why blueberries don’t hold the market share on superfoods!
This is perhaps mulberries greatest claim to fame. The study published in July of 2014 showed that mulberries were able to slow the progression of…
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Affecting behavior and psychiatric disorders
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL & RESEARCH CENTER OAKLAND
Oakland, CA (February 26, 2015) – Although essential marine omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D have been shown to improve cognitive function and behavior in the context of certain brain disorders, the underlying mechanism has been unclear. In a new paper published in FASEB Journal by Rhonda Patrick, PhD and Bruce Ames, PhD of Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), serotonin is explained as the possible missing link tying together why vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids might ameliorate the symptoms associated with a broad array of brain disorders.
In a previous paper published last year, authors Patrick and Ames discussed the implications of their finding that vitamin D regulates the conversion of the essential amino acid tryptophan into serotonin, and how this may influence the development of autism, particularly in developing children with poor vitamin D status.
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This is another recipe that I stumbled across on Pinterest. A simple no bake recipe. It looked delicious and I had to try it.
The recipe is courtesy of Eat Good 4 Life.
1 cup Cascadian Farm cinnamon crunch *
1 cup pitted dates
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1-2 tablespoons almond milk
1 1/2 cups raw cashews
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons almond milk, if mixture is too dry
10 oz organic Cascadian Farm raspberries, defrosted *
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup maple syrup
* Instead of the cinnamon crunch, I used raw almonds. Fresh raspberries put in the freezer work well too.
1) Soak the cashews in water for 1 hour. Discard the water and line a loaf baking pan with unbleached parchment paper and set aside.
2) In a medium mixing bowl, mix the topping ingredients and let it sit for 1…
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I don’t make enough raw treats, they are always soo good! I couldn’t decide on what I flavour I wanted, so I split the recipe in half and made two different flavours. Its hard to believe this cheesecake has no gluten, dairy, soy free, refined sugar and is vegetarian and vegan!
* GLUTEN FREE * DAIRY FREE * SOY FEE *REFINED SUGAR FREE * VEGAN * VEGETARIAN*
These delectable berries are so simple to throw together yet make an elegant and beautiful dessert. The rich and creamy nutty filling is slightly sweetened and pairs beautifully with berries for a healthier sweet treat The dark chocolate coating and a crunch of pistachio add a special touch
These are also great for any party, or anytime. =) Make the Pistachio cream sauce ahead of time and store in the refrigerator.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Soaking time: 6 to 8 hours
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Does the thought of diabetes scare you? Do you often find yourself checking out how much sugar each food item you eat contains? Well, when you are diabetic, fruits and vegetables are the best bet! And when such foods are sugar-free, you just don’t have to worry at all!
This post talks about those fruits and veggies that are sugar-free and are super-healthy as well! Would you like to check them out? Go ahead and read!
Another one of our sugar-free vegatables, lettuce is incredibly crunchy and is a regular ingredient in most kinds of green salads. You can binge on lettuce leaves and not even gain an inch on your waistline. Lettuce is especially healthy for boosting immunity as it is a rich source of folate, manganese and iron. Lettuce also contains essential B-vitamins and others like Vitamins A, C, D, E and K. Lettuce contains around 0.8 g…
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Americans are being force-fed GMO’s without their knowledge or consent. On average, Americans consume more than their weight in GMOs each year – 193 pounds of GMOs per person.
Do you want to know if the food you are buying, eating and feeding to your children has been genetically engineered? If so, you are not alone. According to a poll by Thompson Reuters, 93% of Americans believe genetically engineered foods should be labeled.
The right to know and the freedom to choose are at the core of our consumer rights as Americans. These GMO’s may contain toxic chemicals, allergens and other potential health risks that are not present in foods that are not genetically engineered.
The biotech food industry is making tremendous profits, but their business models are based on keeping…
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