Food and Drink
The year 2014 has not been kind to one of the biggest symbols of American capitalism. Last quarter, McDonald’s saw its U.S. sales fall 3 percent as profits tumbled 30 percent. It was the 12th straight month of falling sales at the fast food giant, which this summer posted its worst revenue decline inmore than a decade.
It’s finally pumpkin season and we’re celebrating with pretty much all the pumpkin we can get our hands on! Why? Because it’s delicious. Also, because of their health benefits you might not be aware of:
Pumpkins are a great source of antioxidants like beta-carotene. Our body converts beta-carotene into Vitamin A, an essential nutrient which improves vision and helps prevent macular degeneration. Beta-carotene also eliminates free radicals, keeping cancer cells at bay. One more plus for this antioxidant? It nourishes skin, helping prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
“The world is becoming more toxic… and modern technology can’t fix it. But human history can.” — Origins I stumbled upon this movie as I was surfing the net from my pillow this morning — at the time I was still blurry eyed and in the throes of waking up. I bookmarked it to view at a […]
What if you could call on an online community to keep everything in in working order when you hit the limits of your gardening prowess? The MEG Open Source Greenhouse is an internet-connected indoor microclimate designed to tap into the collective knowledge of green-thumbs around the world.
A ketogenic diet calls for minimizing carbohydrates and replacing them with healthy fats and moderate amounts of high-quality protein.
Nowadays, quick searches of the Internet will unknowingly attract a battalion of advertisements rushing towards you like mosquitoes on a humid summer evening. These ads are typically composed of companies eager to show off their stuff, not caring if they annoy you with their pop-up ads or targeted email advertising. Every company has their emblem or logo plastered over products and packaging like mini billboards showing off their newborn creations like proud mothers and fathers.
This week, we look at the indigo-colored 6th chakra (at the brow), the home of our imagination and intuition and the place of our most balanced perspective. Commonly known as the “third-eye,” this is our “eye” that sees the most clearly and it’s related to wisdom, psychic energy, spiritual cognition, self-realization, moods and sleep patterns. This means that foods with the natural, sleep-inducing agent, melatonin are good for the 6th chakra. There are three key melatonin-producing foods that we recommend: Oats, sweet corn and rice. Each one contains between 1,000 and 1,800 picograms (1,000,000 picograms = 1 milligram) of melatonin per gram.
A new documentary reveals how the US government has been “bought” by the food and healthcare industries. “If you thought they hurt us with the banks, wait ’til you see what they are doing to our health care.”
This video shows how to make an easy, highly nutritious juice. It is all about just getting up and going for it; it’s about totally embracing the incredible health benefits that fresh vegetable juice can bring; because, yes, you deserve it!
This week we’re focusing on the heart (4th) chakra where love, compassion, service and healing reign. The energy of this chakra governs your chest, shoulders, arms and hands, with the latter being a sort of energy “distributor” through hugs and healing touch.
The third chakra is about self-confidence, energy, action and mental clarity. It’s also yellow, so the first rule of thumb for choosing foods that will boost your solar plexus is to go for the gold. This means you’ll want to eat all sorts of lovely yellow fruits and vegetables like bananas and plantains, lemons, grapefruit, pineapple, yellow apples, star fruit, yellow tomatoes, yellow pears, corn, yellow bell peppers, yellow carrots, yellow string beans, yellow summer squash and zucchini, and Yukon Gold potatoes.