“Target’s initiative is called ‘Made to Matter,’ and it will nearly double the number of sustainable and organic products it sells.” – C Sarich
You voted with your dollar. You spoke out on social media. You educated your co-workers who were eating a junk-food diet. Thanks to this influence, organic food sales are exploding, so one of the largest retailers in the US is ‘doubling down’ their investment in organic and sustainable products.
Target’s initiative is called ‘Made to Matter,’ and it will nearly double the number of sustainable and organic products it sells. The chain has already included an exclusive collection of 16 brands and over 100 individual products that were introduced last year – ranging from bleach-free diapers to nonaerosol air fresheners.
The reason for their big changes? Money. Your vote. They believe by changing and expanding their product line, they could make more than $1 billion this year. Continue reading
The CDC “can’t prove “Ebola” is in any way connected to what they’re calling the Ebola virus.” – J Rappoport
“The Reality Manufacturing Company enjoys creating and selling components that are invisible, that aren’t there at all.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
There are things people say they know for certain. No error is possible.
When medical officials say they have discovered a new disease caused by a germ, or they have discovered a new outbreak of a known disease…
Almost everyone climbs on board.
Almost everyone automatically assumes that the disease is, in fact, what officials say it is…
And more importantly, almost everyone assumes this disease MUST BE caused by the germ that officials claim is the cause.
Four months ago, I sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the CDC.
I have heard nothing back. No data, no email, no acknowledgment of my request. Nada. Zilch. Zero.
I’m not surprised or shocked. Continue reading
The common idea that DNA determines so much of who we are — not only our eye or hair color, for example, but also our addictions, disorders, or susceptibility to cancer — is a misconception. This concept “says you are less powerful than your genes.”
The problem with that belief system is that it extends to another level … You find yourself to be more or less a victim of your heredity. You become irresponsible. You say, “I can’t do anything about it, so why try?”
In reality, a person’s perception, not genetic programming, is what spurs all action in the body. It is actually our beliefs that select our genes, that select our behavior.
The human body is comprised of 50 to 65 trillion cells. Cell functions independent of DNA and its perceptions of environmental stimuli affect DNA. This also applies the same principles to the human body as a whole, showing the power our perceptions, our beliefs, have over DNA.
1.The cell is like a human body and it functions without DNA
The cell is like a human body. It is capable of respiration, digestion, reproduction, and other life functions. The nucleus, which contains the genes, has traditionally been viewed as the control center — the brain of the cell. Continue reading
Essential oils have grown in popularity over the last 10 years, so much so that the selection can sometimes be overwhelming. With so many to choose from, it can be hard to remember which oil does what and how to use it accordingly.
The good news that one essential oil could be all you need!
Tea tree oil is considered one of the more powerful essential oils and although toxic if swallowed, it has a wide range of topical applications which prove more effective than the leading cosmetic and prescription creams, washes, and ointments.
Here is a list of the 10 best uses for this essential, essential oil:
1. Toothpaste for Oral Health
Although it is harmful to swallow tea tree oil, it is perfectly safe to use it in the mouth as a antiseptic rinse and toothpaste. With elements known for their anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree oil has been shown effective at reducing the swelling of gums caused by gingivitis as well as killing the bacteria which leads to it in the first place.
Simply mix coconut oil, baking soda and a few drops of tea tree oil and you have yourself a safe and extremely effective toothpaste! Continue reading
Clueless, ignorant, arrogant, useless, pathetic vaccine doctors
The other night Jimmy Kimmel decided to blast parents who don’t vaccinate their children.
He emphasized the difference between what these parents know and what, ahem, doctors know.
In between wisecracks, Kimmel made it clear that (pro-vaccine) doctors are very smart and knowledgeable people—as if this obvious fact had escaped the dissident parents.
Kimmel then presented several doctors doing a comic rendition of a public service announcement for vaccination.
First of all, Kimmel (and TV news anchors) personally know as much about vaccine science as an ant knows about spaceship navigation. Let’s get that straight.
Second, the doctors Kimmel presented, all of whom fervently believe vaccines are remarkably safe, don’t have a clue about the fact that the US system for reporting severe and dangerous vaccine adverse effects is broken.
Why? Two reasons. Doctors who vaccinate patients aren’t required by law to report adverse reactions. And many parents don’t even know there is a system for reporting.
Therefore, in the real world, there is no way these doctors can say vaccines are safe.
I was inspired recently to write up a different kind of diet. As a nutritionist and health coach, I’m passionate about eating nourishing foods and living a healthy active lifestyle. But there have been times in my life, and it still happens occasionally, when my commitment weakens and I could easily slip into bad habits if I don’t pull myself out of my funk quickly.
Looking deeper, I recognize that my habits are highly correlated with my self-esteem, and the choices I make on a daily basis are based on how I feel about myself (and my experience tells me that this is a natural part of being human). So when I notice that I’m slipping out of my good supportive habits, I immediately put some pratices in place to help me get back in the groove – which is the basis of my self-esteem diet.
The Missing Piece
My belief is that most people know intuitively what their body needs to feel good, and the reason they don’t do what supports them has very little to do with lack of knowledge. Most people know that fresh, whole, natural foods are good for you, and refined, processed foods are not. Most people know that physical activity is crucial for good health, and being sedentary is not. But if everyone followed the basic guidelines, we wouldn’t have the overweight and obesity rates that we currently do, and the diet industry wouldn’t be the giant that it is.
There’s a foundation missing, and no one is immune to it. There are so many distractions in our environments that can pull our focus away from who we are and what we want to accomplish. We can easily become disconnected from ourselves if we don’t have the proper structures in place to maintain a strong foundation, which is our core self-esteem.
Important Note: No two bodies are alike. Therefore, a huge aspect of lifting your self-esteem and setting your foundation is to learn what’s best for YOU. No diet book or menu plan can tell you that. You can certainly learn great information through them, and try things out to explore your best solutions, but it’s important to remember that the best food and lifestyle habits for you are the ones that make you feel the best and give you the most energy. Truly listen to your body, and it will not steer you wrong. The higher your self-esteem, you better you will be able to listen to it. Continue reading
I’m hungry… what should I eat? Low fat? Low sodium? Low carb? High protein?
When did eating get so complicated?
It hasn’t always been like this. We ate in-season food from our local area and we cooked the recipes our mothers or grandmothers taught us to make. We didn’t calculate the number of calories we ate, or grams of carbs or fat. We ate real food and we enjoyed it.
What Went Wrong With Nutrition?
As a society, we’re arguably better fed than we have ever been, but are we better nourished? There are many new theories that say no – we have an abundance of food but we are starving on a cellular level. I’ve spent the last 14 years totally consumed by nutritional research, trying to figure out what went wrong and how to fix the problem, and I have a few theories. Continue reading
Humanity is facing a problem. Our immediate environment is riddled with pesticides. They are making us unhealthy faster than we can study the effects. In addition, these pesticides play large roles in the massive bee deaths and decline of soil health. The companies that profit from making these pesticides have made it clear they won’t stop. Our petitions to the EPA and FDA are mostly ignored due to revolving door leadership between pesticide makers and government regulators. Is there an answer? Yes there is!
Paul Stamets, the world’s leading mycologist, filed a patent in 2001 that was purposely given little attention. In the words of pesticide industry executives, this patent represents “The most disruptive technology that we have ever witnessed.” The biopesticides described in the patent reveals a near permanent, safe solution for over 200,000 species of insects and it all comes from a mushroom. After what is called ‘sporulation’ of a select entomopathogenic fungi (fungi that kill insects) the area becomes no longer suitable for any insect(s) the fungi are coded for. In addition, extracts of the entomopathogenic fungi can also steer insects in different directions.
This literally is a paradigm shift away from the entire idea of pesticides. Instead of having an aim to kill all problematic insect, a farmer could simply disperse a solution of pre-sporulation fungi amongst the crops. The insects would then simply live their lives around the crops paying no attention to them. This simple idea flies in the face of the current, poorly thought-out, practice of spraying ever increasing amounts of pesticides on resistant bugs. Going further, this biopesticide would also eliminate the need for round-up ready GMO seeds and BT seeds that grow the pesticides in the crop needlessly endangering us, the consumer. Perhaps the most enticing element of this biopesticide fungi is that it’s essentially free. According to the patent, it can be “cultivated on agricultural waste.” We are looking at a 100% safe, natural technology that literally can end all GMO and pesticide manufacturers overnight with a new class of SMART Pesticides. Continue reading
It could be more than just ‘coconut milk and water’
If you don’t mind paying an extra 60 cents for a non-dairy alternative, Starbucks is now offering coconut milk as an additive for your daily coffee habit. But this coconut milk may not be so pure.
The mega-chain is hoping that the ‘certified vegan’ coconut milk they offer will please clients who have dairy intolerances, and can’t consume soy.
A Starbucks press release says that demand for coconut milk is through the roof. In an online survey offered on their site, adding coconut milk generated over 84,000 votes – more than they’ve seen for any other product offering. Coconut milk started to be offered February 17th at Starbucks’ throughout the US.
But some skeptics are saying that Starbucks is pulling a fast one, and selling its eager audience coconut milk that isn’t really coconut milk. It isn’t just a watered down version of coconut milk, which most of us wouldn’t be surprised to find out. The ‘coconut water’ Starbucks is reportedly using contains corn (possibly GMO), multiple gums, and carrageenan – according to one researcher who posted a picture “from a barista at Starbucks.”
This skeptic argues that while Starbucks needs to keep the consistency of coconut milk it uses relatively stable (since no one wants chunks of white stuff floating in their coffee cup) it still isn’t advisable to use a product that contains: Continue reading