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6 Nutrients Every Vegetarian Needs. “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” ~Albert Einstein As people strive to improve their health and evolve their food choices to a more plant-based diet, it is easy to get lost along the way. press Las Vegas to conserve water LAS VEGAS — Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city. For six years, the Southern Nevada Water Authority has been building an intake straw below the reservoir's two existing pipes. Due for completion in fall 2015, critics say it may not provide a long-term solution.

Keeping Crops Cool During Hot Weather: 13 Ways to Beat the Heat Learn about keeping crops cool during hot weather, how to protect your crops from ol’ sol’s relentless radiation, plus simple late summer techniques for a bountiful fall harvest. Keeping Crops Cool During Hot Weather If you want to keep your garden productive well into fall, then late summer is a busy season that must be embraced. Hot temperatures are as rough on plants as on the gardeners who grow them, but here’s a roundup of techniques you can use to help you and your crops cope. And the sweat you invest when you seed beets or transplant broccoli will be richly rewarded in a few short weeks.

5 Food Combinations To Avoid About one in three Americans has some kind of digestive problem. Tara Alder used to be one of them. At 19, she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Amazing macro-photography of individual snowflakes [10 Pictures] Photographer Alexey Kljatov takes incredible close-up photos of snowflakes in his backyard in Moscow. "I capture snowflakes on the open balcony of my house, mostly on glass surface, lighted by an LED flashlight from the opposite side of the glass, and sometimes in natural light, using dark woolen fabrics as background." Source:

Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine Anyone who has been vegan for any substantial length of time has been asked about a variety of mythological deficiencies in the vegan diet. Historically, the vegan diet has been characterized as being dangerously deficient in protein, iron, calcium and other essential nutrients. (1) Vegans and vegetarians were constantly warned of the need to supplement their diets with pills, and urged to abandon the extreme, unhealthy diet of fruits and vegetables. Science ultimately proved all these deficiency myths untrue. Within the pages of this magazine is ample proof that a vegan diet provides more than sufficient protein, even for those pursuing demanding athletic pursuits or wanting to build muscle.

September 8, 2013 - Demand Full EPA EIS for Wisconsin Mine to Be Poised Over Lake Superior Additional Background Support Wisconsin native peoples' demands that the EPA conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement regarding Governor Scott Walker's incautious plans to allow out-of-state political supporters to build a huge mine poised above Lake Superior - which could potentially full 20% of Earth's freshwater. One of Wisconsin’s most beautiful and environmentally sensitive forest wildernesses is to be pierced with a four-mile-long, 1,000-foot-deep gash in the Earth for an open-pit mine to produce deadly taconite. Out of state Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) is nearing approval – through a rigged kangaroo court environmental review process – to begin industrially destroying a 21,000-acre chunk of land in the remote forest highlands of northern Wisconsin called the Penokee Hills.

Documentary aims to make permaculture more accessible For those of us with garden beds full of annual vegetables that require replanting each year, and careful attention throughout the growing season to keep them alive and thriving, the thought of having an ecosystem in place that can take a lot of the work out of growing food, while also providing multiple functions (soil building, creating shade and wind barriers, serving as wildlife and pollinator habitats, harvesting and retaining water, etc.) is quite appealing. And there is such a system that can offer a variety of benefits to not just the grower, their local neighborhood, and their community, but can also address some of the larger challenges that we as a species are facing, such as water and food scarcity, decreasing soil health, and resource depletion. Two young filmmakers are trying to change that, by introducing people to permaculture in a way that’s accessible, understandable, and compelling, with their forthcoming documentary, titled « Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective. »

Grandma’s Healing Soup Recipe The author of this wonderful cookbook says he’s been making this light restorative soup for his kids when they’re sick for years–but that it’s so delicious, you don’t have to be sick to enjoy it! Either way, its luscious fragrance helps to clear the sinuses, with potatoes that are soothing to the digestive tract and a delightful broth filled with spinach, parsley, leeks, and garlic for minerals, vitamins, and healing antioxidants plus some winter root vegetables for sweetness. It reminded Cait of a lovely soup her Grandma used to make. A steaming bowlful on a cold winter day is so wonderfully soothing and comforting–and it is very quick to make.

Looking At Tears Under A Microscope Reveals A Shocking Fact. Share on Facebook One day Rose-Lynn Fisher wondered if her tears of grief would look different from her tears of joy, so she began to explore them up close under a microscope. She studied 100 different tears and found that basal tears (the ones that our body produces to lubricate our eyes) are drastically different from the tears that happen when we are chopping onions. Vegetarians, Don't Forget about these 2 Nutrition Factors It’s difficult to overestimate the importance of proteins and fats in the human diet. Our bodies need proteins to repair and build new cells and fats to give us energy and ensure the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. A study put forth by the Vegetarian Times found that 7.3 million Americans now consider themselves vegetarian, and another 22.8 million eat vege on a regular basis. We tend to associate certain lifestyles (such as the Paleo diet) with high protein and fat intake, and others (vegetarian and vegan lifestyles) with low intake. However, there’s much more more nuance to protein and fat consumption.

Villains who poisoned W. Va. drinking water could end up behind bars Remember back in January when a chemical spill poisoned drinking water for 300,000 West Virginians? Well, this week, six owners, managers, and employees of the (ir)responsible company, Freedom Industries, were indicted by a federal grand jury. The prosecutor, U.S. 20 Ways to control slugs in the permaculture garden or on the allotment There are many tips about how to fight these invertebrates circulating around allotments and gardens – some are fables, some are more effective than others. The reality is that no single thing does the trick. In short, the solution is to create an ecosystem in your garden that will help to create a balance. A plague is caused by an imbalance, a lack of predators that keep the population of slugs under control. Sounds easier than it is, but if you love your garden it greatly increases the joy and once established it looks after it self! A number of years ago I started a forest garden in the middle of a very wet woodland, in the midst of a slug stronghold.

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