Oceans cleaned of plastics in five years

Sep 16, 2013 0

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Oceans cleaned of plastics in five years

Read in the link below how this 19yo’s invention could clean up the ocean of floating plastics in 5 years, and how the project could even turn a profit!

It uses water and solar energy, and uses the oceans currents to bring the plastics to it. This also would theoretically let marine life swim free. the inventory concedes that more research is needed as to the feasibility of this project. I, personally, am not sure how well tethering these to the ocean floor would work. I do love his ambition and goal. I hope he get enough discussion going and direction from experts to maybe bring some form of this plan to a reality.

At the very least he’s taking a shot at solving a problem, and maybe that in and of itself will get others working on a solution. Stating that these could have the oceans cleaned of plastics in five years sure is enough to garner some media attention. If you want experts to take notice an know your name, make a bold claim to the media and let them run with it.

Read link below from the Dailymail.co.uk for details; and thanks to www.trueactivist.com for the heads up!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2415889/Boyan-Slat-19-claims-invention-clean-worlds-oceans-just-years.html

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The importance of getting enough Vitamin D

Sep 13, 2013 1
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The importance of getting enough Vitamin D

The link below is to an in depth article on Vitamin D, the importance of it, and the best sources for it. It is also a call for us to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. Some of us are lucky enough to have PLENTY of sunshine all year long and can even manage a round of golf in shorts in December.

We also need to seek out rich food supplies of Vitamin D. One of my favorites is salmon. I can’t get enough of it! Also, good old lard is VERY high in Vitamin D and that good because I just made my first batch! You’ll get to see the experiment of rendering the fat down to lard and clean and white as snow shortly in an upcoming post.

Follow this link to an article on the Weston A Price foundation’s website for much more on the importance of getting enough Vitamin D.
http://www.westonaprice.org/fat-soluble-activators/miracle-of-vitamin-d

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Study says gut bacteria may fight obesity.

Sep 12, 2013 1

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Gut bacteria May Fight Obesity

In line with our posts on “Americans Lack Culture”, and “Grind Fresh Flour at Home” it appears as though there are now some more scientific findings to back up our belief that we need to try to replace as much of the beneficial gut bacteria that we can.

Gut bacteria may help people fight obesity, study says

“What happened was a surprise. Certain bacteria from the lean mice invaded the intestines of the fatter mice, and their weight and metabolism improved.

But the trade was one-way — the lean mice weren’t affected.”

Our overly sterile/pasteurized lives aren’t helping us maintain the healthy gut bacteria need to fight the bad bacteria and keep our digestive system running optimally.

Also found in the study was a benefit relating to having a high fiber and low fat diet. I don’t mean buy “diet” and “low fat” everything, definitely don’t do that. However we do need to watch our calories from fats and make sure we are getting the rights fats when we do consume them.

“Moreover, the fatter mice got the bacterial benefit only when they were fed a low-fat, high-fiber diet. When Ridaura substituted the higher-fat, lower-fiber diet typical of Americans, the protective bug swap didn’t occur.”

We strongly suggest getting a grain mill and begin making breads at home. Your body will love the nutritious whole grain, non-rancid flour without any sugar or high fructose corn syrup (just natural local honey.) Also, if you don’t make it at home, take the time to look for cultured butters, quality sour creams, cultured buttermilks…etc.

There was a Saturday Night Live commercial available online where they spoofed the commercial below paid for by the Corn Refiners Association. I’m assuming the CRA didn’t appreciate being called out on their misinformation as now every link online to the SNL video has been taken down. I think the CRA has been busy with this one. There’s one working link left that I could find here at www.eater.com/…/

Here’s the original

 

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