Politics

Before Agriculture, Humans Had Stronger Bones and Teeth

Studies show that human bones and teeth became weaker when we switched to cultivating vegetation and domesticating livestock instead of hunting and gathering food. Such studies provide important information for preventing osteoporosis, tooth decay, and jaw and...

Studies Show Oil Pulling is Better Than Mouthwash

Oil pulling has been claimed to strengthening teeth and gums and prevent tooth decay, bad breathe, bleeding gums, throat dryness, and cracked lips since ancient Indian times. Recently, scientists have proven its effectiveness at...

Firefly, the Largest Annual Earthskills Gathering in the World, Starts June 29

Firefly Gathering 2017, the largest earth-skills gathering in the world, will be held in Leicester, North Carolina, June 29-July 2. The gathering offers classes teaching emergency survival, building an off-grid home, gardening and permaculture, and useful trades...

Nearsightedness to Affect Half the World; Absent in Hunter-Gatherers

Nearsightedness, or myopia, is on the rise. Scientists project that half of the world will require corrective lenses by 2050. Hunter-gatherers do not get myopia and provide answers as how to prevent it through a...

How to Grow Ginger Indoors

Ginger is delicious and medicinal. It is tasty in meals and drinks, and it is easy to grow, even indoors. Choose Seed: You will need a piece of organically-grown ginger to use as seed. The piece should...

Studies Show Shoes are Harmful-Going Barefoot is Best for Kids

Studies conclude that shoes cause foot weakness and deformity in children and are not even beneficial in the corrective sense. Shoes cause loss of foot mobility and significantly alter a child's natural walking pattern. Do children need shoes for arch...

Why You Should Stop Using Plastic Straws

Stopping the use of plastic straws is a simple thing that makes a big difference. Read further for alternatives to disposable plastic straws. According to Treehugger, 500 million plastic straws are used by Americans daily! They state...

Herbs That Grow in the Shade

You can plant culinary and medicinal herbs in the shade. Mother Earth Living writes that parsley, anise hyssop, lemon balm and shiso do well in partial shade and only need a couple of hours...

CDC Says Lemon Eucalyptus as Effective as DEET at Repelling Mosquitoes.

The National Pesticide Information Center states that oil of lemon eucalyptus is the only one essential oil recommended by the CDC as an effective alternative to DEET. They site that it has a similar protection...

Studies Link Canine Cancers to Lawn Chemicals

Lawn chemicals, particularly, ones containing 2,4-D, have been linked to at least two types of canine cancers. Studies found that lawn chemicals travel to neighboring yards and inside homes, and chemicals have been found...

Opossums Kill Ticks, Help Stop the Spread of Lyme Disease

Studies show that if you seen an opossum around your neighborhood, you should consider yourself lucky. While they look like the type of animal that would spread disease, the truth is that their appetites...

EWG’s 2017 Sunscreen Guide Helps Parents Make Safe Choices

Some sunscreens can be more dangerous than the sun itself by causing allergic reactions that can cause second-degree burns. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released their 2017 guide to safe sunscreens. Continue reading...

New Study Provides More Evidence That Cannabidiol Stops Seizures

Parents are claiming that cannabidiol, an extract from the marijuana plant, helps their children’s seizures. Some even have risked going to jail to save their children from brain damaging and often deadly seizures. A new...

New Study: Parent Technology Use Linked To Child Behavior Problems

Parents may feel like the constant love and attention that children receive makes up for the little time time spent here and there on text messages or Facebook checks. However, a new study shows that...

New Study Warns Cooking With Aluminum Foil Is Unsafe

Who doesn’t love aluminum foil? It practically eliminates having to clean-up after cooking. Sadly, new studies warn of aluminum exposure, and state that foil, in particular, is unsafe to use.  One study found that just...

Why Kids Benefit From Fewer Toys

Renown child educator, Maria Montessori said “Play is the child’s work.” She meant that children are not just playing when they play, but they are working. Play is an important part of child development,...

2 Year Old Circumcised Behind Mother’s Back. The Fight For Phoenix

Yesterday, a Florida mother, Ashley Kaidel had her son returned to her circumcised and with a penis infection after a visit with the boy's father. Michael Kaidel cut his son's penis to spite Ashley, and he...

Study: 82 Percent of Americans Eat Organic. Need For Locally Grown Increases

Organic Trade Association reports that organic foods now occupy over 80% of United States kitchens. It used to be taboo to correlate the cleanliness of food with health, but times have changed. Consumers have...

CDC Warns of Parasite In Swimming Pools

The favorite summer past time of hitting the pool risks catching an intestinal parasite. The CDC reports that Cryptosporidium, Crypto for short, can survive for 10 days in chlorinated water, and it only takes a...

Urine: The Natural Tomato Fertilizer. Increases Yields and Nutrients

A new study has gardeners peeing on their tomato plants, and they say it works. The study found urine raised yields 4.2 times compared to non-fertilized plants. Tomatoes grown with urine had the same amount...

Speeding Vehicle Kills Pedestrians in NYC Times Square

One person is dead and 13 others were injured in a car crash in Times Square in New York City today, according to ABC news and multiple other news sources.

U.S. Bank Stops Financing Pipeline Construction after Public Pressure

A month after renewing their contracts with at least two pipeline companies, U.S. Bank released a policy that states that they do not provide financing for the construction of pipelines. U.S. Bank released their...

First Bison Calves Born in Banff National Park in 140 Years

Three bison calves were born in Banff National Park, and 7 more are soon expected. The news brings hope that the $6.4 million reintroduction plan by Parks Canada is working. In February, Parks Canada...

New Study: Your Roommate Alters Your Microbiome With Viruses

BioMed Central reports a new study from UC San Diego that shows housemates shape each others microbiomes with viruses. The study looked at the part of the microbiome that concerns the body's entire viral collection, or virome. Researchers concluded...

Bad Habits of Millennials Linked to Modern Parenting, Spanking

Millennials are accused of being lazy, narcissistic, entitled, and hard to manage, but Millennials say such characteristics are misinterpretations of depression and social anxiety. Either way, don’t these claims merit a discussion on what...

How to Save Tomato Seeds

Tomato seeds need to be fermented before drying and saving them. Fermentation occurs in nature when a tomato rots to give life to the next generation and dissolves the gelatinous, anti-germination coat on the...

ACOG’s New Childbirth Recommendations Aim to Limit Interventions

In February 2017, ACOG released a committee opinion report titled “Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth” which lists routine interventions that they think are not necessary or beneficial and should no longer...

THIS Easy, Organic Gardening Method Can Feed the World

Have you ever read a book on conventional gardening methods and wondered if you should even bother? Is it really necessary to till the ground, measure the pH of soil, and add soil amendments...

Another Study Links Getting Dirty to Good Health

Parents know that their kids need time outside, but not all of us are happy when they play in the dirt. If your kid would rather play in dirt, rocks and mulch at the playground...

Chemical Companies Ask Trump Administration to Ignore Pesticide Dangers

Lawyers representing Dow Chemical and two other pesticide manufacturers sent letters to three of Trump's Cabinet agencies asking them "to set aside" the results of EPA studies that found their pesticides to be harmful to endangered...

The Case For Breastfeeding Toddlers

Nature Knows Best. Mothers in traditional societies breastfeed their children well into their toddler years, and there is good reason for it. The World Health Organization suggests exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months with continued breastfeeding...

Grow Perfect Tomatoes-Best Practices From the Pros!

How do we plant a tomato, you might ask?  With a ridiculous amount of stuff in the hole, is the answer.  When someone ropes me into telling them and I start the long answer,...

10 Infants Catch MRSA, Cause Scrutiny of Hospital Birth.

Ten babies who caught MRSA from a hospital are evidence that hospitals are filthy. According to Los Angeles Times, hospital infections are common and hidden from the public. Microbiome studies show that a sterile hospital...

Michigan Doctor Charged For Mutilating Genitals of Two Girls. Activists Want Equal Protection For...

Female Circumcision, or Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in the United States. Michigan Doctor, Jumana Nagarwala, has been caught preforming FGM on two girls from Minessota whose parents brought them across state lines to...

Trump’s CIA Director Calls Wikileaks a “Hostile Intelligence Service”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W2tGvRnTHg Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning have been named as enemies of the state again. Newly appointed CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, claimed that Assange and Snowden leak information in order to make a...

Mother’s Warning After Daughter Was Sexually Assaulted By Her Husband

Catherine St. Germain, 34, from Loveland, Colorado released a video warning all parents that there are “predators we trust with our kids every day.”  The video explains that her ex-husband, a Navy Veteran, police officer, and personal...

Birth of 13.5lb Baby Shocks World

In what is a testament to women who champion natural childbirth and encouragement for those who are planning one, Natasha Corrigan gave birth to her 13.5lb son, Brian Liddle Jr., on January 24 at...

Trusting Authority Endangers Children

A mentality persists that authority figures such as pastors, doctors, police officers or government officials can be trusted around children. It is important that both parents and children learn that no person is more...

San Bernardino School Shooting: 2 Adults Dead & 2 Students in Critical Condition After...

Yet another shooting in a gun free zone. (KTLA) Two adults were found dead in a classroom and two students are hospitalized in critical condition after a shooter walked on to the North Park Elementary...

Study Reveals Why Hunter-Gatherers Raise Happier, Healthier Children

What if the answer to the woes of present parenting can be answered by looking towards the wisdom of the less civilized? What if the way towards a more peaceful and prosperous society is not...