Soil Contains Bacteria That Kills Melanoma
A bonus to gardening: Soil commonly contains bacteria that produce a molecule called mensacarcin that kills melanoma cancer cells, according to research from Oregon State University. Few therapies treat this skin cancer, so contact with dirt is an easy choice.
Helps to Relieve Symptoms
Oncology researchers from the University of Sheffield, in the UK, report that people with irritable bowel syndrome tend to be low in vitamin D. In a review of research, they found that supplemental vitamin D tends to ease associated symptoms such as bloating, stomach cramps and constipation, and improve quality of life.
Cutting Back Can Increase Longevity
Thirty-seven healthy, non-obese adults between 21 and 50 years old put on a calorie restriction diet for two years showed reduced systemic oxidative stress, (read more…)
UK Banning Both Legal and Illegal Trade
The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is in the process of implementing a near-total ivory ban. It can’t happen soon enough (read more…)
Oil Giant to Invest in Renewable Energies Project
Saudi Arabia intends to host the world’s largest solar project. “It’s a huge step in human history,” says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. (read more…)
Groups Work to Make U.S. Go Strawless
About 500 million plastic straws are discarded daily in America, reports the U.S. National Park Service. Plastic that reaches waterways (read more…)
Plastic Bag Deterrents Working in European Waters
A new study shows that there are significantly fewer plastic bags on the seafloor since a number of European countries introduced fees (read more…)
Hatchlings Return to Mumbai Beach After 20 Years
At Versova Beach, in the Indian coastal city of Mumbai, local volunteers have stepped up to finally clean up a shore covered in ankle-deep trash (read more…)
Leading Food Companies Aim to Slash Energy Footprints
McDonald’s plans to reduce greenhouse emissions from their restaurants, corporate offices and supply chain by more than 30 (read more…)
Software Tracks Farm to Fork Supply Chain
Serious concerns have surfaced about food transparency, and people are asking questions. Documentaries like Rotten urge consumers to think (read more…)
New Solar Capacity Outpaced Other Fuel Sources
A United Nations-backed report, Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018, reveals that the world invested more in solar power (read more…)
How Animals Self-Medicate
Every species embodies a solution to some environmental challenge, and some of these solutions are breathtaking in their elegance.
~Linda Bender, Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals
Feel Fuller Sooner, Lose Weight
When overweight adults exchange refined grain products such as white bread and pasta for whole-grain equivalents, they tend to feel full sooner, eat less, lose weight and experience a reduction (read more…)
Practical Uses for Aging Produce
When Jacques Pépin was growing up in France during World War II, he watched his mother use every scrap of food to meet the family’s needs, and then send him to live with a farmer in summer so her growing son could eat fresh from the farm. Today, the internationally renowned PBS-TV chef and cookbook author carries these sensibilities forward at his home and studio in Madison, Connecticut.
“In Europe, and certainly in France, healthy food is much more expensive,” he says. (read more…)
Five Steps to Positivity
by Tamar Chansky
This is a family master plan for helping both children and adults resist negative thinking.
Step One: Empathize with a Child’s Experience
While the desired outcome is to help a child embrace a different point of view of their situation, the first goal is not to come on too strong with an agenda of (read more…)
Make Your World Wondrous Again
We are all born with magic, but somewhere along the way, life tends to stomp it out of us. When we are living in our magic, we become curious, passionate and energetic. We thrive. Here are five ways to begin to reclaim our own special vibrancy.
1 LIVE WITH EARTH’S CYCLES
Our planet teaches by example how to live in harmony with the seasons. (read more…)
Crunchy Nutrition Animals Will Love
Despite their small size, sprouts pack a nutritional wallop with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and protein. Dogs, birds, horses and even cats enjoy the crunch, as well as the health benefits.
Notorious for being picky eaters, cats might balk at sprouts being added to their regular diet. (read more…)
For 30 years, international bestselling author, teacher and speaker Ilona Selke has inspired thousands of people worldwide to create a more fulfilling life by discovering the power of their consciousness.
She’s the author of six books, including Dream Big: The Universe is Listening and The Big Secret, co-authored with Jack Canfield. Her Living from Vision course, (read more…)
Indoor Greenery Removes Airborne Toxins
Along with naturally beautifying a home, many indoor plants help purify air quality often contaminated by chemicals found in common household products and furnishings. A recent study by the State University of New (read more…)