Tuesday, March 24, 2020

I think the planet has had enough of us

I think the planet has had enough of us and has fired a warning shot that says: "Shape up or join the growing list of endangered species."


We seem to plow through life without much concern for anything except what's actually in front of us. We are at the disposal and mercy of the big corporations and a corrupt form of government.  They tell us what we need to hear, what to buy, what to eat, how to live, and where. 

We have a planet situation called climate change or global warming. It's serious. But only to the people who know the facts and the science. The people who should be in our corner, consider it a hoax, fake and deny it even exists. They get their marching orders from the fossil fuel industry and that means money in the bank.  

Money, of course, is the holy grail and we'll do almost anything to get it. It's at the root of all political power bases. We live in a "fake world" and lying is just a way of communicating and doing business -- and business is good. It's divided society, friends, families, and relationships. 

We are forever engaged in unending wars, drowning in plastic pollution, being watched by and led around by artificial intelligence, seduced by the auto industry, banks, and foreign countries are taking control of whatever is left. 

We live in one of the world's wealthiest nations, yet we rank dead last in healthcare and the highest rates of cancer, heart disease, obesity as well as alcohol and drug use. We are addicted to more prescription drugs than any other country. Nearly 49 million Americans live in poverty and struggle to put food on the table, but yet we throw away 165 billion dollars’ worth of food every year. Pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and toxic chemicals are spreading through our food supply — undermining ecosystems, disrupting immune systems, and spreading chaos worldwide.

We've nearly exploited every possible resource from the planet to make living a little easier, convenient but mostly profitable. 

To make matters worse. The free world is led by a man who lacks basic civility, a man who is rolling back clean air standards in the middle of a deadly plague of respiratory disease, and whose greatest talent is to divide, mock, insult, alienate.

Since climate change is nothing more than a nuisance to the fossil fuel powers, and our current administration. Most of us are in the dark as what to do, the planet has finally become fed up with us and has fired a warning shot that seems to have gotten our attention. 

It's the worst of the worst. It's telling us to shape up or join the growing list of endangered species. The coronavirus is attacking every corner of the world and shutting it down. Rome is burning.

A Global lifestyle change is imminent

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Cycling keeps your immune system young, study finds

A middle-aged man cycles. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Cycling can hold back the effects of aging and rejuvenate the immune system, a study has found. Scientists carried out tests on 125 amateur cyclists aged 55 to 79 and compared them with healthy adults from a wide age group who did not exercise regularly.

The findings, outlined in two papers in the journal Aging Cell, showed that the cyclists preserved muscle mass and strength with age while maintaining stable levels of body fat and cholesterol. In men, testosterone levels remained high.

More surprisingly, the anti-aging effects of cycling appeared to extend to the immune system.

An organ called the thymus, which makes immune cells called T-cells, normally starts to shrink from the age of 20. But the thymuses of older cyclists were found to be generating as many T-cells as those of young people.

Prof Janet Lord, director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ag
ing at the University of Birmingham, said: “Hippocrates in 400BC said that exercise is man’s best medicine, but his message has been lost over time and we are an increasingly sedentary society.

“However, importantly, our findings debunk the assumption that ageing automatically makes us more frail. Our research means we now have strong evidence that encouraging people to commit to regular exercise throughout their lives is a viable solution to the problem that we are living longer but not healthier.”

Male cyclists taking part in the study had to be able to cycle 100km in under 6.5 hours, while women had to cover 60km in 5.5 hours. The non-exercising group consisted of 75 healthy people aged 57 to 80 and 55 young adults aged 20 to 36.

Many other studies have also shown the remarkable health benefits of cycling. A study published in the BMJ last April found that regular cycling cut the risk of death from all causes by more than 40%, and cut the risk of cancer and heart disease by 45%.

Experts also believe cycling boosts riders’ mental health, with multiple studies finding that those who commute by bicycle are happier and less prone to depression than those who use any other form of transport.

A recent report from cycling and walking charity Sustrans also found that cycling does not just benefit an individual’s health but that of society as a whole, estimating that if Britain were to reach government targets for walking and cycling, the country would save about £9.3bn and reduce deaths from air pollution by more than 13,000 over the next decade.

Prof Stephen Harridge, director of the Centre of Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences at King’s College London, said: “The findings emphasize the fact that the cyclists do not exercise because they are healthy, but that they are healthy because they have been exercising for such a large proportion of their lives.

“Their bodies have been allowed to age optimally, free from the problems usually caused by inactivity. Remove the activity and their health would likely deteriorate.”

Monday, March 09, 2020

Simple Solution

Simple Solutions
The medicine you'll never see doctors prescribe or the pharmaceutical companies promote and they are probably already in your house.
Back in the Day

As more and more of our food is manufactured, chemically treated, nutrition free chunks of who knows what, there are some natural products that have been around forever.

They were never referred to as health food, or medicine, but were used extensively to treat nearly everything from bad breath to cancer. And you didn't need a prescription. And a month's supply might cost a buck or two. Many still do.

So while the pharmaceutical industry, the insurance companies, and our politicians find ways to drain our pocketbooks (anybody use a pocketbook any more?) and invent diseases just to develop a new drug, maybe it's time to revisit and reeducate ourselves on some of these products and bypass the middleman completely. Here are a few to get you started.

Baking soda is a familiar household product that also goes by the names sodium bicarbonate, bicarbonate of soda and sodium hydrogen carbonate.
Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy. People have used it for centuries in cooking and medicine. 6 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, Backed by Science
Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is considered the worlds safest all natural effective sanitizer. 26 Amazing Benefits and Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide
The body needs iodine to make thyroid hormones. These hormones control the body's metabolism and many other important functions. MORE >>
Have you had the chance to see any episodes? You should, especially those with open minds about climate change. Harrison Ford narrates the first episode. SEE >>
One of the largest consulting firms in the world, has highlighted the important role that bicycles will play in the coming years in easing traffic congestion. MORE >>

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

All You Need To Know About Wellness Travel

Have you ever returned home from a trip claiming you “need a vacation to get over your vacation?”. You wouldn’t be the only one! And that’s why we’ve decided to share what you need to know about wellness travel.

Traveling for your physical or mental health isn’t a new concept, but it might have you thinking about enforced exercise, strict diets, or engaging in activities you’re just plain not interested in.

Except for wellness travel is one of the fastest-growing areas in tourism and that means the possibilities are expanding too. But what exactly are we referring to when we talk about wellness travel, and why should you give it a go?

What is wellness travel?

Wellness travel promotes your health and wellbeing, both physical and mental, through activities that you do during your trip. The goal is, check out feeling healthier and better than when you checked in!

While there’s nothing wrong with a fly and flop on the beach sort of vacation, the demand for trips with benefits that continue after the tan has faded is growing, and we think you should jump on board!

Ever go hiking or surfing on a trip? Partake in the luxury of a spa vacation? Been on a yoga retreat? All of these activities are part of wellness travel.

With the growing trend for staying healthy while you travel, you can make your entire trip an adventure to feeling better in both body and mind.

If wellness travel makes you think of spartan facilities and strict bland diets then you’ll be happy to know that things have come a long way. There are plenty of wellness retreats in five-star accommodation and options for as little or as many restrictions on your diet as you like.

Whatever your health and fitness goals, it’s likely there’s a wellness holiday out there for you.

What benefit does wellness travel have for you?

Vacations are often an exercise in overindulgence, which can lead to feelings of guilt when we return home. How good would it feel to enjoy what a new destination has to offer, without the negative consequences? 

That’s what wellness travel is all about; reenergizing, rejuvenating and finding balance.

Taking part in physical activity while you’re away can teach you how to incorporate it more into your daily life at home.

A wellness trip might include eating and culinary events to tantalize your taste buds, but it will likely also involve physical activities like hiking, paddle boarding, yoga, surfing, or even running.

You might learn about new, healthier food and recipes that you’ll take away with you, or be inspired in new ways on group outings.

While wellness travel could help with weight loss, it’s not the primary focus. Stress reduction and your overall physical and mental wellbeing are what’s important, and any weight loss benefits are a bonus!

But wait, isn’t it expensive?

Wellness travel has also traditionally been linked to luxury spa holidays and therefore more expensive vacations, but that’s not the only option anymore. We can organize a group trip with whatever budget you like.

Your travel budget shouldn’t inhibit your ability to incorporate wellness into whatever trip you want to take next.

Where can you find wellness trips?

Planning a wellness vacation is as easy as signing up for a group trip, or it can be done on your own if you make the commitment. If you’re not sure where to start with searching for a wellness trip then think about the kind of place you want to go and the activities you might enjoy.

Warmer destinations are always popular for wellness travel, since having nice weather to get out and explore the new surroundings can make it seem easier. But don’t discount colder destinations where you could enjoy amazing health spas in secluded destinations, or hike through mountain ranges when it’s not so hot.

Think about wellness travel as a pause in your everyday life, that’s more than the average vacation. It should be a trip that has all the elements of a break that you’ll enjoy, but in a way that won’t have you going home feeling exhausted and in need of a second holiday.

Wellness travel is a vacation that focuses on putting you first, and it’ll help you to come back feeling refreshed and in a better frame of mind, rather than marking your vacation as just another check on the long list of things to do this year. 

Call us, we have just the get-away you're looking for!

I think the planet has had enough of us

I think the planet has had enough of us and has fired a warning shot that says: "Shape up or join the growing list of endangered specie...