damnshesfit:

Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svasana
Releases and lengthens neck and spine
Calms & stimulates the mind and CNS
Balancing
Strengthens shoulders & arms
Cleanses and massages internal organs
Tones the sciatic nerve
Improves the flow of blood & prana to thyroid, thymus, pituitary, and pineal glands
Stimulates the Endocrine system
Improves strength of spine and increases bone density in the spine
Stretches shoulders, wrists, ankles, and hamstrings
Stimulates the 4 upper chakras

damnshesfit:

Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svasana

  • Releases and lengthens neck and spine
  • Calms & stimulates the mind and CNS
  • Balancing
  • Strengthens shoulders & arms
  • Cleanses and massages internal organs
  • Tones the sciatic nerve
  • Improves the flow of blood & prana to thyroid, thymus, pituitary, and pineal glands
  • Stimulates the Endocrine system
  • Improves strength of spine and increases bone density in the spine
  • Stretches shoulders, wrists, ankles, and hamstrings
  • Stimulates the 4 upper chakras

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theatlantic:

Reminder: Fruit Is Even More Awesome Than Your Supermarket Aisles Indicate

There are more than a thousand banana species in the world, but you’ve probably only ever tasted one. The Cavendish banana is the one we know and love. It’s the one the international banana economy is based on—the only species that’s exported from one country to another, anywhere in the world. But its extinction is coming.
That’s because we’ve bred the Cavendish to be seedless. No hard black seeds in our delicious banana flesh means banana trees only reproduce asexually, with human intervention. So all Cavendish palms are genetically nearly identical, making them highly susceptible to disease. The Panama Disease Race Four fungus attacks the roots, leaves, and vascular system of banana trees. As it mutates it becomes a more and more efficient killer. The Cavendish banana, meanwhile, is a genetic sitting duck. Sometime in the next decade (scientists have no way to predict the exact timing), experts say, the fungus will become perfectly evolved to attack the Cavendish, and will quickly spread to wipe out the banana stock worldwide. All this happened once before—the banana the whole world once knew was a different and by all accounts bigger and tastier species. Over the course of several decades, a previous strain of the fungus attacked and wiped it out, and with it the worldwide banana industry, before the Cavendish came along in the 1960s to resurrect it.
This is one of several stories told over the course of Fruit Hunters, a documentary by Canadian filmmaker Yung Chang that screened this past weekend at Miami’s Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and is available now for streaming and download.
Read more. [Image: Eye Steel Film]

theatlantic:

Reminder: Fruit Is Even More Awesome Than Your Supermarket Aisles Indicate

There are more than a thousand banana species in the world, but you’ve probably only ever tasted one. The Cavendish banana is the one we know and love. It’s the one the international banana economy is based on—the only species that’s exported from one country to another, anywhere in the world. But its extinction is coming.

That’s because we’ve bred the Cavendish to be seedless. No hard black seeds in our delicious banana flesh means banana trees only reproduce asexually, with human intervention. So all Cavendish palms are genetically nearly identical, making them highly susceptible to disease. The Panama Disease Race Four fungus attacks the roots, leaves, and vascular system of banana trees. As it mutates it becomes a more and more efficient killer. The Cavendish banana, meanwhile, is a genetic sitting duck. Sometime in the next decade (scientists have no way to predict the exact timing), experts say, the fungus will become perfectly evolved to attack the Cavendish, and will quickly spread to wipe out the banana stock worldwide. All this happened once before—the banana the whole world once knew was a different and by all accounts bigger and tastier species. Over the course of several decades, a previous strain of the fungus attacked and wiped it out, and with it the worldwide banana industry, before the Cavendish came along in the 1960s to resurrect it.

This is one of several stories told over the course of Fruit Hunters, a documentary by Canadian filmmaker Yung Chang that screened this past weekend at Miami’s Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and is available now for streaming and download.

Read more. [Image: Eye Steel Film]

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captain-foodfunk:

(Via: happyvibes-healthylives.tumblr.com) Quinoa Cauliflower Bowl with Almond Sriracha Sauce

captain-foodfunk:

(Via: happyvibes-healthylives.tumblr.com) Quinoa Cauliflower Bowl with Almond Sriracha Sauce

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kqedscience:

The health hazards of sitting
“We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe.”
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kqedscience:

The health hazards of sitting

We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe.”

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Opalite is a subtle yet highly energetic stone. It is the ideal stone for meditation. Opalite improves communication on all levels, especially the spiritual. It removes energy blockages of the chakras and meridians. Emotionally, Opalite helps by assisting during transitions of all kinds. It engenders persistence and gives us strength in verbalizing our hidden feelings.

Opalite is a subtle yet highly energetic stone. It is the ideal stone for meditation. Opalite improves communication on all levels, especially the spiritual. It removes energy blockages of the chakras and meridians. Emotionally, Opalite helps by assisting during transitions of all kinds. It engenders persistence and gives us strength in verbalizing our hidden feelings.

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beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Red-Pepper Hummus in Cucumber Cups…RECIPE

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Red-Pepper Hummus in Cucumber Cups…RECIPE

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12 Hidden Benefits of Cucumber for Health

powerfullypeaceful:

1. Skin care
Cucumber benefits for skin care. Cucumber has diuretic properties, cooling effect, and cleaners that are beneficial to the skin. High water content; vitamin A, B, and C, as well as minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, manganese, and silica; make cucumbers are an important part of skin care. Face mask that contains cucumber extract used for skin tightening. Ascorbic acid and caffeic acid found in cucumber can reduce water retention, thus reducing swelling around the eyes.

2. Digestive function
Cucumber benefits for digestion. Gastrointestinal problems such as ulcers, gastritis acidity, and even ulcers, can be cured by eating fresh cucumber juice every day. Fiber content in cucumbers can expel toxins from the digestive system that increase digestive process. In fact, eating cucumbers every day is considered very effective as a remedy constipation.

3. Joint health
Cucumber benefits for joint health. In cucumber contains silica which can promote joint health by strengthening connective tissue.

4. Digestion of proteins
Erepsin Cucumber contains enzymes that help in digestion of proteins.

5. Blood pressure
Benefits of cucumber as a blood pressure medication. Potassium, magnesium, and fiber present in the cucumber can help you keep your blood pressure remains normal.

6. Kills tapeworms
Cucumber seeds is considered as a natural remedy to expel tapeworms in the intestinal tract. In fact, the cucumber seeds are also known to be useful as an anti-inflammatory and effective in the treatment of swelling of the mucous membranes and throat.

7. Nail care
Cucumber Benefits for nail care. Cucumbers are rich in silica, can prevent rupture and destruction of the nails on the toes and hands.

8. Medicine for gout and rheumatism
Cucumber juice contains vitamins A, B1, B6, C, and D and folate, magnesium, and calcium when mixed with carrot juice may help patients who experience joint pain by lowering uric acid.

9. Treat toothache and gum
Mouth disease of the teeth and gums, especially pyorrhea, can be treated effectively with cucumber juice. Consumption of raw cucumber can also increase saliva and serves to neutralize the acids and bases in the oral cavity.

10. Diabetes
Benefits of cucumber to overcome diabetes. Cucumber juice is known to help the health of patients with diabetes. Mineral content, and manganese is useful in the synthesis of natural insulin in the body.

11. Renal care
The water contained in cucumber can help expedite the process of kidney function with urination. In fact, cucumber is the best natural diuretic.

12. Nourish hair
Cucumbers contain silica. Mentium juice mixed with carrot, spinach, and lettuce will help enrichment hair. Silica is found in connective tissue in the body. This compound helps the growth of hair, so if diligent eating foods containing silica, you will have good hair and healthy bones.

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meadow-sage:

yourskinwillglow:

Juicing vs blending

crazy sexy ingredients

meadow-sage:

yourskinwillglow:

Juicing vs blending

crazy sexy ingredients

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magicktrance:

theveganmothership:

I love all animals - alive, not on my plate.

Just because I eat animals, doesn’t mean I don’t have the capacity to love them. Sure, animals would probably rather be alive than dead, but life is a cycle of cycles, and animals eating other animals will always be apart of that cycle. Humans and pre-humans have been designed by evolution to consume and make full use of the important nutrients found in animals. True… there are observational studies showing that vegetarians have a lower risk of several diseases. However, these results are explained by the fact that vegetarians are usually more health conscious overall (having to constantly worry if there are any traces of animal in anything they touch and eat will make you very conscious of whats going into your body) Also, vegans being ignorant to the fact that EVERYTHING IS LIFE and killing and eating plants are just as terrible as eating an animal is never even considered and constantly overlooked. If you care so much about life, then stop eating all together and let the food you “can’t” eat feed the people it can.
If someone wants to eat meat, don’t hound them because of some torture/abuse video you found, let them live their life because you should be lucky they’re not eating you.

amen

magicktrance:

theveganmothership:

I love all animals - alive, not on my plate.

Just because I eat animals, doesn’t mean I don’t have the capacity to love them. Sure, animals would probably rather be alive than dead, but life is a cycle of cycles, and animals eating other animals will always be apart of that cycle. Humans and pre-humans have been designed by evolution to consume and make full use of the important nutrients found in animals. True… there are observational studies showing that vegetarians have a lower risk of several diseases. However, these results are explained by the fact that vegetarians are usually more health conscious overall (having to constantly worry if there are any traces of animal in anything they touch and eat will make you very conscious of whats going into your body) Also, vegans being ignorant to the fact that EVERYTHING IS LIFE and killing and eating plants are just as terrible as eating an animal is never even considered and constantly overlooked. If you care so much about life, then stop eating all together and let the food you “can’t” eat feed the people it can.

If someone wants to eat meat, don’t hound them because of some torture/abuse video you found, let them live their life because you should be lucky they’re not eating you.

amen

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eggs actually aren’t all that good 4 u

eggs actually aren’t all that good 4 u

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