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Without good health our lives are not well lived. Lets discuss all topics that will enable us to live healthier & happier lives...

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Local Harvet
The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

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The Worlds Healthiest Foods
The George Mateljan Foundation for the World's Healthiest Foods was established by George Mateljan to discover, develop and share scientifically proven information about the benefits of healthy eating, and to provide the personalized support individuals need to make eating The World's Healthiest Foods enjoyable, easy, quick and affordable.
Tons of great food tips, recipes, interesting articles. Subscribe to their weekly newsletter.
http://whfoods.org/

GOODGUIDE
Find Safe, Healthy & Green Products: GoodGuide’s PhDs in chemistry, nutrition, economics, and engineering rate products based on dozens of criteria. The health, environment, and social scores are on a ten-point scale and combine to give you the GoodGuide rating.

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Diabetic vegan diet

Started by Hope. Last reply by Robert E Parker Oct 8, 2012. 50 Replies

   There is no specific vegetarian diet for vegans and vegetarians.. So, I'm just collecting some information here about vegan & vegetarian foods and type 2 diabetes..  I can and I hope I'm…Continue

Tags: nutrition, diet

Calorie Calculator - Daily Calorie Needs

Started by Hope. Last reply by Hope Feb 18, 2011. 1 Reply

 Calorie Calculator I find this topic very interesting to share with you in Healthy Atheists.It's about calculating calories that we need..…Continue

Tags: Needs, Calorie, Daily

Couch Potatoes Beware: Too Much Time Spent Watching TV or Computer Screen Is Harmful to Heart Health

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Hope Feb 18, 2011. 5 Replies

  ScienceDaily (Jan. 11, 2011) — Spending too much leisure time in front of a TV or computer screen appears to dramatically increase the risk for heart disease and premature death from any cause,…Continue

Health Hard-Liners To GOP: Most Americans Are 'Over-Insured'

Started by Sydni Moser Feb 18, 2011. 0 Replies

by Julie RovnerFebruary 16, 2011NPR Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey's FreedomWorks group says vouchers should replace the current…Continue

A Psychoanalyst Calls For Eating With 'Culinary Mindfulness'

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Don Jan 30, 2011. 3 Replies

 by Eliza BarclayJaunuary 26, 2011NPR    Fresh produce piled high at a farmers' market.We've heard it before: most Americans have a pretty big problem with food. We…Continue

Overeating, Like Drug Use, Rewards And Alters Brain

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by GOPI KANTA GHOSH Dec 27, 2010. 2 Replies

by Jon HamiltonDecember 1, 2010NPRLISTEN to This (4 min.) Story…Continue

100 Million People Impoverished by Medical Bills Annually

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by GOPI KANTA GHOSH Dec 27, 2010. 1 Reply

posted by: Ann PietrangeloNovember 24, 2010Care2 The United States isn’t the only country struggling under the weight of health care costs. Governments around the world -- even those where health…Continue

How Dangerous Is Being Fat? New Data On The Meaning Of Body Mass Index

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by T A A Dec 25, 2010. 15 Replies

by Richard KnoxDecember 1, 2010NPRIf your body mass index is between 20 and 24.9, you're golden.You won't live forever, but your chances of living longer than those with other BMI values are…Continue

A Stale Food Fight

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by T A A Dec 22, 2010. 3 Replies

By MICHAEL POLLAN and ERIC SCHLOSSER Published: November 28, 2010NEW YORK TIMESTHE best opportunity in a generation to improve the safety of the American food supply will come as early as Monday…Continue

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Comment by Sydni Moser on July 19, 2010 at 12:58am

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Micro and nanotechnologies are revolutionising medicine
'Almost invisible' tools are being developed by European researchers to discover diseases earlier and to treat patients better. The miniaturisation of instruments to micro and nano dimensions promises to make our future lives safer and cleaner. A team of European researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technologies Institute near Saarbruecken is using nanotechnology to improve diagnostic capabilities. In the "Adonis"-project, nano-sized gold particles are used to detect prostate cancer cells at an early stage.
Comment by Sydni Moser on July 18, 2010 at 10:19pm
Dennis, the cruelty we inflict on our fellow earthlings so totally disgusts and humiliates me that it's beyond my ability to know how to reconcile my feelings of hatred for my own species, with my feelings of affection and compassion for them as well?
Comment by Dennis Paul Renner on July 18, 2010 at 6:54pm
I shared this with our Atheist Meat Lovers group. I considered it a public service. I expect to be kicked out of their group very promptly.
Comment by Sydni Moser on July 18, 2010 at 6:01pm
Hi Kevin, sure is a lot of praying going on in hospitals... When my daughter when in for surgery they have you fill out a form and one question asked for your religion. My daughter (18) wrote NONE. A couple of times the nurses asked her if she wanted to speak with a minister, and told them emphatically NO. Wouldn't you know it but a minister showed up to talk with her anyway! She was so upset that they didn't respect her wishes....

Kevin, I know that kidney stones are very painful, I hope you are feeling OK now???
Comment by Kevin Hamlin on July 18, 2010 at 2:16pm
I had to go to the hospital for Kidney Stones today. One of the security guards told me that I should start praying while I was on my way out... -_-
Comment by Sydni Moser on July 17, 2010 at 9:49am
Ellen Gustafson: Obesity + Hunger = 1 global food issue


Watch This TED Talk Full Screen HERE:


Co-creator of the philanthropic FEED bags, Ellen Gustafson says hunger and obesity are two sides of the same coin. At TEDxEast, she launches The 30 Project -- a way to change how we farm and eat in the next 30 years, and solve the global food inequalities behind both epidemics.

Why you should listen to her:


Ellen Gustafson co-founded FEED Projects in 2007, creating an immensely popular bag whose profits are donated to the UN World Food Program (WFP). As a former employee of the WFP, she supported their mission to provide school lunches in developing countries so that children could receive both the nutrition and education they need. FEED has also created special bags and a new fund to address the crisis in Haiti, helping the children they once fed at school to rebuild their schools.

At TEDxEast in May 2010, Gustafson launched The 30 Project -- an effort to address the world’s hunger and obesity problems as a holistic global food issue. In her new venture, she hopes to stimulate a movement that will change our food and agricultural systems over the next 30 years so that healthy, balanced meals are available to all. Before her efforts to fix the world’s food issues, Gustafson’s primary concern was international security. She wrote and edited pieces on international terrorism for ABC and was a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations.

"Children around the world are suffering from malnutrition, despite there being enough food for everyone. "
~Ellen Gustafson
Comment by Sydni Moser on July 16, 2010 at 7:30am


Mosquito Repellents

Summer is not the only thing in full swing right now. If you live anyplace except a desert, you're likely to be plagued by mosquitoes.

I hate the little buggers - but I hate putting toxic pesticides on my body even more, even if they do a great job keeping mosquitoes at bay. I decided to test three botanically-based options against a conventional repellent that uses DEET as its main ingredient and see if I could come up with a safer alternative.

I lined up Burt's Bees, essential lavender oil, vanilla extract out of my pantry, and DEET-based Cutter. I've used Buzz Away in the past, and found that it worked for about half an hour at a time, so didn't re-test it this time around.

I sprayed one leg with Burt's Bees and the other leg with Cutter, which contains 21.85% DEET. I rubbed about a half-teaspoon of vanilla extract on my left arm, and dotted my right arm with the lavender essential oil. Then I went down to my very buggy garden to test the effectiveness of each repellent.

To my surprise, the mosquitoes swarmed to the leg that was sprayed with Burt's Bees. Nothing at all alit anywhere else.

So, on the herbal side, at least for me, vanilla extract and essential oil of lavender worked as well at keeping biting bugs at bay as did the Cutter, and far better than Burt's Bees.

Certainly, the results were convincing enough that I would recommend you making your own mosquito repellent at home. It's easy to combine a few drops of essential oils and some rubbing alcohol or water in a small spray bottle.

Here are more specific directions, along with additional background information on problems associated with using DEET, and recommendations on other botanically-based repellents you can try.
Comment by Sydni Moser on July 13, 2010 at 11:13am


Happy Birthday!
A folk group performs for 130-year-old Antisa Khvichava, a Georgian women, on her birthday; she is currently being confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the worlds oldest person. The previous contender was a 114-year-old women from Japan.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/picturesoftheweek/0,29409,2002667_2163132,...
Comment by Sydni Moser on July 11, 2010 at 9:56pm


Food Expert Michael Pollan Plays 'Not My Job'

Listen to This Funny Yet Informative Game Show (9 min.) on NPR (or read the transcript) HERE:
Comment by Sydni Moser on July 10, 2010 at 3:32pm

 

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