Raw Milk Vending Machines in France

Because I skipped the Back to Basics post yesterday (Sorry! Busy lately)…here’s an article (by NaturalNews) that I’ve read recently…it’s quite interesting, and I’m quite jealous:

"While California persecutes raw milk farmers, France unveils raw milk vending machines for happy, healthy consumers"

(NaturalNews.com)



Eat REAL food!

Nina Planck talks about real food vs. industrial food, & the myths we’ve been told (and mostly still believe, unfortunately).



Swing life away <3

Swing life away <3



"World's Oldest Person Found Thriving in the Amazon"

Photo credit: Survival International

Maria Lucimar Pereira, the world’s oldest living person, is 121 years old!  Her birth records date back to 1890, in Brazil, where she currently lives in the Amazon.  According to the article linked above, the 121 year old credits her longevity to an active lifestyle with a diet of local meats, & locally grown fruits and vegetables — which includes NO additional salt, sugar, or preservatives that the majority of our “food” is filled with these days. 

And those are the exact principles of eating “real food” or “traditional foods” — Maria Lucimar Pereira is a “real foodie” by nature.

Full article from Treehugger.com

SurvivalInternational.org



workisnotajob:

Don’t forget to live your dream today
Life tip people! Follow your dreams - even if it’s just for a few minutes a day. Make a commitment to find ways how to do what you love in your everyday life - “today” is always the best day of the week.

workisnotajob:

Don’t forget to live your dream today

Life tip people! Follow your dreams - even if it’s just for a few minutes a day. Make a commitment to find ways how to do what you love in your everyday life - “today” is always the best day of the week.



urlesque:

Baby Lions with Their Mothers


landscapelifescape:

à Beuil (Haut-Cians), Alpes-Maritimes, France
granges d’Ars (by b.four)

landscapelifescape:

à Beuil (Haut-Cians), Alpes-Maritimes, France

granges d’Ars (by b.four)



Watch this short video of THE STORY OF COSMETICS from The Story of Stuff.

Less than 20% of chemicals used in our cosmetics are tested for safety. LESS THAN 20% of what we use on our hair, face, skin, etc. is tested before it is allowed to be sold on a shelf.  And the chemicals that are tested and passed are usually considered “safe” based on ridiculous standards, and without knowing the long-term effects on human health.  Doesn’t anyone else see what’s wrong here??   What you put on your skin is JUST as important as what food you put in your body.  Your skin is your largest organ, and everything that goes on your skin can be absorbed through your skin, and into your body.

This is a very serious issue!  Cosmetics/skin care products and their ingredients are not regulated by the FDA!   Although, you’d think that if you’re buying products from a shelf in a store, in the 21st century, that what you’re buying must be safe.  Right? Wrong. These companies will do whatever they can do make a product that seems to please consumers (mostly by fooling people), in order to make profit.  And that’s what it’s all about.  For them, at least.  As for us, we’re left to figure these things out on our own — by reading labels, and deciphering what they mean.

Find out how safe, or unsafe, your daily products are, here:

Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database
(This is the website that introduced me to all natural skin care, and made me more interested in finding out /what’s in the products that I use & have in my house.


Other informative websites, here:

Not a Guinea Pig

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics




www.healthychild.org

I absolutely love & support everything this organization stands for & is doing.  Please watch, visit their site, and share!



Genetically Modified: Toxic Chemicals in Our Food, and Us.

^ Click this link to read article.

This is horrible! And seriously upsetting.

93% of Unborn Babies were found to have traces of toxic chemicals in their bloodstream linked to pesticides associated with genetically modified foods.

Learn More & Share:

Google:

"Genetically Modified Foods", and "Monsanto" — read, read, read.

Read a quick Q&A about Genetically Modified foods here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/tribnation/chi-a-qa-on-geneticallymodified-foods-20110525,0,4914034.story

There are also tons of great documentaries regarding this issue (as well as other similar issues) on Netflix….and if you don’t have Netflix, I just found out about this awesome website: www.topdocumentaryfilms.com  — Watch full-length documentaries, for FREE!! It’s separated into categories: Health, Environment, etc.  If you click on the HEALTH category, you’ll find some very very very informative documentaries.  Here’s just a few (regarding our food):

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-future-of-food/

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-world-according-to-monsanto/

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-inc/

I plan on watching lots of documentaries on this website, so I’m sure I’ll have others to recommend in the future!

PS:  I just made my first purchase from a local farmer’s market a few days ago, & this week while grocery shopping bought organic as much as possible. — I’m now attempting to make the switch. At the very least for produce!