Natural Healing Remedies – Are They Beneficial to Our Modern Health Problems?

Many Western medical practitioners continue to regard natural healing remedies with distrust and suspicion, putting all alternative practices into the same category. While some herbs and other plants are poisonous to humans, scientific research has proven that many plants do have healing and health-protecting properties when used according to safe guidelines.

Obviously, care needs to be taken when gathering and preparing herbs for human consumption and natural healing remedies, but this is no reason to blanket all herbs together as dangerous. The research has shown that the antioxidants, polyphenols and phytonutrients, that plants contain, are necessary to human health and well-being, as well as offering protection from disease. Many plants have been shown to contain substances that are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and able to support the immune system. These factors alone make them excellent natural healing remedies. Read more …

Staying Healthy and Living It: More than Diet and Exercise

It is common knowledge that diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and cancer are the leading causes of death in the 21st century.  In a 2003 data in the United States alone, heart disease ranks the first leading cause of death followed by cancer, stroke, accidents and diabetes.

Over the years, scientists have been looking for answers on what the modern lifestyle has to do with the prevalence of the said diseases.  Research has shown that those living in highly-urbanized countries were more susceptible to acquiring these diseases than the indigenous peoples elsewhere in the world whose diet consists mainly of greens and whose living is far less complex and stress-free.

Noticeably, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes (whether hereditary or not) are greatly triggered by the type of food and lifestyle most people in Western societies have.  Foods that are high in fat, although they taste better, will take a toll on one’s health later on in life if not right away. Try to assess your daily diet in particular.  Unless you’ve become conscious about your health, you probably have been consuming fried, preserved, and fast foods.  Do you remember the last time you had five servings of fruits and vegetables in a day?  If so, then lucky you, because the bulk of the diet in the West is a far cry from what experts call natural and nutritious. Read more

Importance of Biodiversity

Biodiversity is not the same for all given ecosystems, and is highly important to preserve biodiversity in many ecosystems as possible. Biodiversity isn’t something we should be messing with as today’s biodiversity is the result of 4 billion years of evolution of many species and thing is sure – nature always knows best because unlike humans nature has all the time of the world which gives nature necessary experience to make things as they should really be and not to mess it up all the time like we do.

Biodiversity isn’t just some strange word we tend to take so easily. Biodiversity also provides food for us since we use at least 40,000 species of plants and animals a day. And as we all know we are all connected in one food chain and therefore we’re all required for the proper functioning of this food chain. If biodiversity takes heavy loss, so will the food chain and on the end so will we because humans are only one small part of this food chain. Read more …

Terrariums – Exotic Flora

Many parts of the world are known for exotic plant life. Conditions must be right for many species of plants to thrive and survive. From the rainforests of South America to the South Pacific, beauty abounds thanks to Mother Natures ability to create just the right environment. Even desert climates offer a wide variety of plant life that require little moisture but survive in ecosystems no less delicate and fragile than those found more lush climates.

Terrariums allow us to maintain a wide variety of growing conditions for plants that can add extraordinary beauty and a sense of serenity or the home or office. Using the proper materials and with the right choice of plants you can transform any living space into a source of pride and natural splendor. Just like aquariums and other indoor habitats, proper care of a terrarium does require a certain amount of discipline and attention to detail. Once established, the effort may well prove worth it. Read more …

Agricultural Biotechnology

Agricultural biotechnology is any technique in which living organisms, or parts of organisms are altered to make or modify agricultural products, to improve crops, or develop microbes for specific uses in agricultural processes. Simply put, when the tools of biotechnology are applied to agriculture, it is termed as “agricultural biotechnology”. Genetic engineering is also a part of agricultural biotechnology in today’s world. It is now possible to carry out genetic manipulation and transformation on almost all plant species, including all the world’s major crops.. Read more …