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Benefits Wool is a high quality natural fibre with very low carbon and water footprints. Wool can be farmed without the need for chemicals or pesticides. Drawbacks Conventional wool uses chemical pesticides to control parasites and either hot water or chemicals to process the fleece. Recommendations Organic wool, certified Predator-Friendly (if produced in North America), artisanal hand-spun wool varieties, and alpaca minimise the environmental impacts of wool and are the most eco-friendly options. High-growing varieties of the Cannabis plant can be refined into products such as hemp seed foods, oil, paper, rope, and cloth.
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Chiara Vigo: The last woman who makes sea silk
Silk is usually made from the cocoons spun by silkworms - but there is another, much rarer, cloth known as sea silk or byssus, which comes from a clam. Chiara Vigo is thought to be the only person left who can harvest it, spin it and make it shine like gold. Villagers stare as I knock on the door of Chiara Vigo's studio, otherwise known as the Museum of Byssus, on the Sardinian island of Sant'Antioco. One sign on the door says: "Haste doesn't live here." Vigo is sitting in a far corner of the room surrounded by yarns and canvasses, holding hands with a young woman whose eyes are full of tears. Then she hums a song with her eyes closed and fixes the bracelet on the girl's wrist. The girl is flabbergasted but this is no magic. The bracelet is made of an ancient thread, known as byssus, which is mentioned on the Rosetta stone and said to have been found in the tombs of pharaohs. Some believe it was the cloth God told Moses to lay on the first altar. "The byssus is the soul of the sea.
A Quick Guide to Coconut Oil & Beeswax Ratios - Humblebee & Me
I find my quick guide to liquid oil and beeswax ratios so useful that I knew I’d have to extend it out to soft oils as well. Today we’re looking at beeswax and coconut oil, a perennial favourite in DIY body products. Coconut oil is a soft oil, solid at room temperature. However, it melts at 24°C, which means it’s liquid most of the time in the parts of the world where coconuts actually grow. It’s a very smooth oil that liquifies quickly and absorbs into the skin leaving little evidence it was ever there. I used the same method for this experiment as for my other wax and oils guides. I labelled each little tin, melted them one by one in a water bath, and then let them set up before observing my results. When it came time for my observations, I used the same criteria as I did with the beeswax experiment: How hard was it? And, as before, I did everything in my house, with an average ambient temperature of about 20°C (so my coconut oil is solid at room temperature). 1:7 Very soft.
Much to the dismay of my coworkers and loved-ones, I’ve been spending the better part of a year experimenting with DIY deodorant. Like all of us, I used regular drugstore deodorant for years. But getting getting dressed each morning, it always made me wonder what the long-term ramifications were of marinating in chemicals all day, every day, for the remainder of my adult life. Then I tried switching to those natural deodorant brands, but — like we all found out, one way or another — they never quite worked. But then I came across this. And bingo. I’ll provide two ways to make this: Stick form, which is more labor-intensive, and a simple paste, in case your skepticism requires you try it out first. For this, you can either buy empty deodorant containers or you can clean and reuse one you’ve already finished. Ingredients: 1 part Baking Soda1 part Arrowroot Powder (or any thickening agent: Guar Gum, Cornstarch, etc.)1 part equal amounts Coconut Oil, Shea Butter & Beeswax First, melt your base.
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A starving, struggling otter in Arizona was nursed back to health after utility workers plucked it from a canal on the outskirts of Phoenix. The 4-week-old animal was dehydrated and covered with fleas when three heroes from Salt River Project noticed the otter struggling to escape the drying canal. "He was calling for his momma, we assumed," Craig Boggs, one of the utility workers, told the local Arizona news channel KPNX-TV. "It would go back under water and fight and come back up," he told the station. Otters were once found throughout the region in the Salt, Verde, Little Colorado, and Gila river systems, until early settlers all but killed them off. An otter family is said to live near the artificial pool of water at Granite Reef Diversion Dam, which is where the baby otter possibly began its harrowing journey, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. An otter-ly happy ending, you might say. Error loading player: No playable sources found
Art & Algae: The Work of Anna Atkins | Full Stop
Polysiphonia Affinis from Anna Atkins’ Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressiona “To my dearest father this attempt is affectionately inscribed” reads a touching dedication in the frontispiece of a rare book. The page is a cyanotype print of the most vibrant blue, and the lines of white hand-written words are those of early naturalist and photographer Anna Atkins. Several lifetimes older than myself, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions is thought to be the first book to feature photographic images. In 1841, William Harvey had published another first of its kind, A Manual of British Marine Algae. I first came to Atkins’ cyanotypes in preparation for Bloom, an exhibition at the Horniman Museum, a museum of anthropology and natural history in the south London suburb of Forest Hill. They appear fragile, but Horniman librarian Helen Williamson assures me of the cyanotypes’ hardiness. No two copies of British Algae are exactly alike. As historians such as Ann B. 1.
March 18, 2016 by ArtPlantae Nature-printed fern by Henry Bradbury © private collection The Chelsea Physic Garden has announced the the upcoming release of The Nature-Printer: a tale of industrial espionage, ferns and roofing lead by Simon Prett & Pia Östlund, a limited edition book about a lost technique of nature printing first announced in Vienna in the 1850s. Prett and Östlund’s book was inspired by a book Pia Östlund discovered while working at the Physic Garden five years ago. Overwhelmed by the beauty of the images, she set out to rediscover this lost technique of nature-printing. The Physic Garden explains: The quality of the nature-prints was astonishing. In The Nature-Printer, Prett traces Östlund’s determined quest and her attempt to repair broken connections between art, science and engineering. This limited edition book will be available beginning May 1, 2016. Pre-publication price: £150 (currency exchange) Publication price: £195 (currency exchange) Reserve Your Copy Like this:
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Treasures of the Library : Nature printing
This small volume of ‘nature printed’ leaves and flowers offers an intriguing insight into late eighteenth-century botany. It belonged to Charles Darwin (1758-1778), the eldest son of Dr Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), of Lichfield, Derbyshire (himself the grandfather of the Charles Darwin of the ‘theory of evolution’ fame). As a child, Charles had been interested in botany, and had travelled with a botanical tutor in France when nine years old. He either made or acquired the book the year he went up to Oxford University, labelling it number eighty-four in his library, and noting the year as 1774. Charles left Oxford after a year to study medicine in Edinburgh. As a medic, he would be expected to have a knowledge of botany as many drugs were plant based. Charles’s death in 1778, while still a medical student at Edinburgh University, meant that the book reverted to his father, just when Erasmus Darwin was developing an intense interest in botany. Dr Anne Secord Darwin Correspondence Project
LA LIMPIEZA HEPÁTICA ¡Clave de la Salud! - robertobenitez.info
La cura, es facilísima, y sobre todo, natural. Poca gente sabe como limpiar el hígado! La mayoría lo tenemos lleno de sedimentos que atrancan su trabajo, sin saberlo. Echamos la culpa a el estómago, intestino etc.…, pero en la raíz de todas la patologías está el silencioso Hígado. El hígado es el gran olvidado de la medicina! Comparativamente con el hígado, poca gente tiene piedras en la vesícula. Versión con voz informática: Mucho cuidado con operarse de la vesícula, pues esta cura evita la operación. Casi nadie sabe que la gran mayoría de las personas desarrollamos piedras también en el hígado a lo largo de la vida y no lo sabemos porque nadie nos lo ha dicho, pues la medicina sólo las extrae en casos extremos, cuando están calcificadas y se pueden ver en las ecografías. Todo es por la intoxicación, generalmente debido a un hígado que no filtra, o lo hace muy poco y mal. Visita periódicamente mi blog para ver las fotos de la gente que va haciéndola:
La Venas varicosas se desarrollan generalmente debido a dietas excesivamente altas en almidones y azucares concentrados y productos inorgánicos y por lo tanto, la impureza de la sangre forma depósitos calcáreos. Para combatir esta condición hay que hacer lo siguiente: hay que evitar sus causas y luego desintoxicar y vitaminizar al sistema con las siguientes combinaciones de verduras fresca y crudas y algunas hierbas medicinales. Medio litro de combinaciones de jugo de zanahoria y espinaca, en las siguientes proporciones: zanahoria 5/8 partes y espinaca 3/8 parte.Medio litro de jugo de espinaca.½ litro de combinación zanahoria, un poco menos de ¼ de litro; apio, ¼ de litro; espinaca hasta completar el ½ litro.Zanahoria un poco más de la mitad del ½ litro; remolacha, ¼ de litro de pepino ¼. Se toma ½ litro diario.Zanahoria ½ litro; espinaca ¼ litro; nabo 1/8 y berro 1/8 . Se toma medio litro diario. Estos jugos se toman todos los días. También estos te son muy beneficiosos:
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Bicarbonato de Sodio: 1.001 utilidades. - robertobenitez.info
Uno de los textos consultados para este artículo es el libro: “Las increíbles propiedades del bicarbonato de sodio”, entretenido e instructivo, podemos descubrir las increíbles virtudes del bicarbonato de sodio, un incomparable aliado para llevar a cabo la mayor parte de las tareas del hogar, para remediar las ligeras molestias físicas y curar pequeñas heridas. Si aún no habéis descubierto el bicarbonato de sodio, probadlo sin perder más tiempo. Os sorprenderá descubrir los grandes servicios que os puede prestar ese polvito blanco. Esta obra pretende dar a conocer en profundidad el bicarbonato de sodio para conseguir un uso óptimo y eficaz. Usos del Bicarbonato de sodio. Higiene personal: 1. 7. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Olores. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Control de plagas. 1. 2. 3. 4. Otros usos. 1. 2. Salud. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Antes de tomar bicarbonato de sodio: Consulta con el médico si tomas otros medicamentos, especialmente otros antiácidos. No tóxico.
Early Bird or Night Owl? It May Be in Your Genes
If no amount of coffee seems to help you feel fresh and alert in the morning, you may be able to blame your genes. According to a new study by the genetics company 23andMe, the preference for being a "morning person" — someone who enjoys waking up early and going to bed early — rather than being an "evening person," who tends to stay up late at night and desperately reaches for the snooze button when the alarm goes off in the morning, is at least partially written in your genes. Researchers at the company found 15 regions of the human genome that are linked to being a morning person, including seven regions associated with genes regulating circadian rhythm — the body's internal clock. "I find it interesting to see how genetics influences our preferences and behaviors," said study co-author David Hinds, a statistical geneticist at 23andMe, a privately held genetic testing company headquartered in Mountain View, California. [7 Diseases You Can Learn About from a Genetic Test]
How Microbes, Viruses, Imprinted Genes, and Other Selfish Entities Shape Our Behavior Abstract Psychologists and psychiatrists tend to be little aware that (a) microbes in our brains and guts are capable of altering our behavior; (b) viral DNA that was incorporated into our DNA millions of years ago is implicated in mental disorders; (c) many of us carry the cells of another human in our brains; and (d) under the regulation of viruslike elements, the paternally inherited and maternally inherited copies of some genes compete for domination in the offspring, on whom they have opposite physical and behavioral effects. This article provides a broad overview, aimed at a wide readership, of the consequences of our coexistence with these selfish entities. The overarching message is that we are not unitary individuals but superorganisms, built out of both human and nonhuman elements; it is their interaction that determines who we are. Article Notes © The Author(s) 2015
Humans as Superorganisms
It wasn’t until Europeans took over North America that natives adopted the ideas of gender roles. For Native Americans, there was no set of rules that men and women had to abide by in order to be considered a “normal” member of their tribe. In fact, people who had both female and male characteristics were viewed as gifted by nature, and therefore, able to see both sides of everything. According to Indian Country Today, all native communities acknowledged the following gender roles: “Female, male, Two Spirit female, Two Spirit male and Transgendered.” “Each tribe has their own specific term, but there was a need for a universal term that the general population could understand. The “Two Spirit” culture of Native Americans was one of the first things that Europeans worked to destroy and cover up. “..Must be extinguished before it can be more fully recorded.” However, it wasn’t only white Europeans that tried to hide any trace of native gender bending.
Before European Christians Forced Gender Roles, Native Americans Acknowledged 5 Genders – The Indigenous American
EVEN DOCTORS ARE AMAZED BY THIS REMEDY: IT PREVENTS HEART ATTACK, LOWERS CHOLESTEROL AND BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Many people, including well-known medical experts praise the combination of honey and cinnamon because of its numerous health benefits. Honey has been used as a folk remedy for numerous diseases for more than four millennia. Egyptians used it to treat wounds, while ancient Romans and Greeks used it to strengthen the body. Now, 4000 years later, modern medicine confirms that their beliefs about honey were true. Besides honey, cinnamon was also used because of its healing powers. It was considered to be a generous gift for monarchs thanks to its health benefits and healing properties. Lowers cholesterol Mix two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon in a bowl. Cardiovascular diseases Start your day using the powerful honey-cinnamon combination instead of eating marmalade or jam on a piece of bread for breakfast! Arthritis Add two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of cinnamon in a bowl full of boiling water. Gallbladder infections Colds Reinforces the immune system
Scientists Discover Coconut Oil Exterminates 93 Percent Of Colon Cancer Cells In Two Days
Mix These 3 Ingredients And Never Fear CANCER Or Any TUMORS! - Time For Healthy Food
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In search of biomarkers for autism: scientific, social and ethical challenges : Article : Nature Reviews Neuroscience
Task-Specific Balance Training Improves the Sensory Organisation of Balance Control in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Randomised Controlled Trial : Scientific Reports
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