Workers who spend too much time sitting down are being urged to move around more as sedentary lifestyles are likely to increase risks of many health problems. Even if an office employee is usually active, being chained to a desk for long hours is “one of the biggest challenges” in improving health as going to the gym doesn’t cancel out implications on the body and mind, according to experts.
Urban farming, particularly with vertical systems, speaks to (and can possibly resolve) issues like food accessibility, scale and affordability. “We need to improve our distribution, eat higher quality food, and make sure that the hungriest, poorest people have access to the highest quality food. It doesn’t make any sense to not provide people with nutritious food, because you end up paying for it on the back end with medical costs and a host of other things,” said Josh Lee, a.k.a. “Farmer Josh,” the co-founder of Green Top Farms: A Queens-based urban farming company that grows and distributes salad greens to New Yorkers.
What exactly does stress do to your body, and what are the long-term effects? Julia Wilde of DNews answers these questions and more.
A study by Roger Ulrich, Ph.D. points out that attention to architectural details in a hospital setting, including building in elements of the natural environment, very significantly impact healing outcomes for patients. This includes having appropriate art, soothing music, and having plants around for a natural naturistic healing boost.
Did you know that there’s a natural antidepressant in soil? It’s true. Mycobacterium vaccae is the substance under study that has been found to mirror the effect on neurons that drugs like Prozac provide. The bacterium is found in soil and may stimulate serotonin production, which makes you relaxed and happier. The serotonin boost that is provided by this bacteria, might also aid our learning abilities.
Mindfulness-based trainings have shown beneficial effects on inflammatory disorders in prior clinical studies and are endorsed by the American Heart Association as a preventative intervention. The training provides a biological mechanism for therapeutic effects. A study in Psychoneuroendocrinology by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reported the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of intensive mindfulness practice.
Frontier Co-op is recalling organic garlic powder and several products containing the powder that were sold under the Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic and Whole Foods labels. According to a press release on the FDA’s safety and recall page, these products are being recalled because of a potential salmonella contamination. There have been no illnesses reported from the possibly contaminated products, but raw material received by Frontier tested positive for salmonella in an FDA test. Frontier is voluntarily recalling the products based on the results.
Nutrient-dense seeds are finally starting to get the attention that they deserve. Packed with healthy fats, protein, fiber and lots of minerals and vitamins, the following seven super seeds are an ideal addition to your meals to ensure you’re eating a balanced diet:
Increasing salt accumulation at the site of infections might be an ancient strategy to ward off infections, long before antibiotics were invented.
CHRISTINA SARICH | Natural Society We know that consumers of sugar-sweetened cola are already at risk for diabetes, obesity, and various other diseases, but the risks don’t end there. The millions of people consuming more than 1,970 milliliters of soda a day around the world are also at risk for cancer, specifically due to a carcinogenic chemical in the form […]
Dr Edward Group | Global Healing Center Acid reflux is painful. Food and acid splash into the esophagus and cause belching, heartburn and, in some severe cases, chest pains. Some individuals have experienced pain so intense they thought they were having a heart attack. If a person experiences acid reflux on a regular basis, the acids will […]
Prophet Mohammed said of black seed, Nigella sativa, it is “a remedy for all diseases except death” possessing at least 20 distinct pharmacologic actions. Modern research can be found that supports it as beneficial in 40 health conditions.