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|11/29/2016 - In addition to the mass death of bees throughout the United States, there is another potentially life-ending death epidemic occurring as well: the death of millions of oxygen-producing trees.
As noted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service officials have documented and identified...|
|10/14/2016 - If trees could talk, what would they say? Emerging research suggests that if they had mouths, they might just say a whole lot because, believe it or not, trees have brains and intelligence, and are able to communicate with other trees much like humans do with other humans when in social situations.
|10/13/2016 3:29:30 PM - The healing and cleansing powers of tea tree oil, derived from a shrub-like tree called the Melaleuca alternifolia, have been passed down for thousands of years by the indigenous people of Australia. For centuries, the leaves of the tea tree plant were used to cure most of their common ailments, for...|
|10/1/2016 - A Florida entrepreneur with a penchant for the unconventional is having her entire life turned upside down by code enforcement officials who insist that her humble abode of 24 years isn't fit for habitation, and thus must be torn down within the next three months.
Even though Shawnee Chasser has...|
|6/20/2016 - Technology originally developed for military purposes is being transformed and put to peaceful use toward fighting the effects of deforestation in Thailand.
Aerial reforestation, or seed bombing, is based on systems designed for the precision planting of landmines from the sky using bomber planes,...|
|6/4/2016 - Using their long, hairy roots, trees absorb water and nutrients from the soil, feeling down into the Earth for what they need. Standing tall, soaking in the sun's rays, trees are an image of tremendous strength and beauty – icons of natural intelligence.
As they cast shadows and provide shade...|
|5/19/2016 - Forgetting to live in the moment, our minds drift in and out, thinking about what we could have said, constantly planning what we could do differently in the future. The back and forth banter of past regrets and future fears can put anyone in a state of psychological stress.
Some of the most basic...|
|4/18/2016 - Reforestation efforts around the world could get a massive boost thanks to an innovative idea that repurposes old planes. A billion trees could be planted every year thanks to aerial reforestation initiatives. The practice of dropping seeds from planes is not new, but it has been growing in popularity...|
|2/1/2016 - Some people have simply amazing green thumbs, but for most of us, indoor gardening can be quite the challenge. If this is also true in your case, then it might seem impossible that you can grow the most gorgeous, organic, healthy fruits in your own home. Fortunately, anyone can do it!
|11/19/2015 - The gray slabs of concrete control our movements like a remote control, directing us from place to place. We walk in lines as if we are on a leash. We stay on the concrete paths, eyes turning gray – our feet softening in our shoes. The wild ground awaits, just steps away, but we continue to take...|
|7/19/2015 - I always love sharing pictures of all the amazing food abundance in Texas, because the public perception of Texas is so distorted by the mainstream media. In the minds of people who live in big cities like Los Angeles or New York, Texas invokes images of tumbleweeds, cacti and dust. But that's a description...|
|6/16/2015 - Acne is a skin condition can be caused by a variety of nutritional deficiencies, as well as food allergies food intolerances and fungal infections. Natural remedies for acne include vitamin B6, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C and herbs like tea tree oil. Acne occurs when the skin becomes inflamed. Oil glands...|
|5/17/2015 - It's astonishing to learn the wrongheaded notions people hold in their heads in total contradiction to reality. For example, thanks to media disinfo, most Americans think of California as a lush, green environment while Texas is believed to be a dry, desolate, near-desert landscape.
The reality is...|
|4/27/2015 - Loggers in Colombia are stopping dead in their tracks and beginning to look out for special wild trees that produce the healthy and lucrative cacay nuts. These nuts, pronounced kahk-ai, are now lifting people out of poverty in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. What was once used as firewood is now...|
|4/20/2015 - There are no trees along most of the sidewalks in the city of Turin, Italy. But if you walk by 25 Verde in Turin you will find a small forest built into a new five-story apartment building. The 150 trees are built in large pots on custom-shaped terraces.
"If the trees are integrated in the building,...|
|3/3/2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has quietly given a green light to the world's first genetically modified (GM) tree species, recommending that its developer pursue unregulated commercial cultivation of the artificial plant without safety testing or a proper environmental impact assessment.
|1/21/2015 - The pine is one of the most useful trees on the planet, providing food, shelter, medicine and fuel. Knowing how to utilize this versatile resource could someday be the key to your very survival if you find yourself alone in the wilderness.
There are many species in the pine family (or genus Pinus),...|
|11/13/2014 - Skin tags are small growths of skin that appear on the surface of the skin, usually on the face, neck, underarms, chest or groin. These small skin growths are benign tumors. They look like excess skin, but they are complete with nerve cells, fat cells, and a core of fibers and ducts. Skin tags can be...|
|10/20/2014 - Vaginal yeast infections are almost always a symptom of systemic yeast. If you find a natural cure works and you soon have symptoms again, it's time rid yourself of Candida overgrowth.
There are many options for treating vaginal yeast infections. Some are messy, some are soothing, and some are downright...|
|8/22/2014 - Imagine picking 40 different types of fruit from a single tree. This is precisely the goal of New York-based sculptor and artist Sam Van Aken. The Tree of 40 Fruit can simultaneously produce apricots, almonds, nectarines, peaches, plums and cherries.
Van Aken started this project back in 2008 after...|
|8/12/2014 - A recent study has found that eating tree nuts such as Brazil nuts, walnuts and pecans can help lower the risk of heart disease as well as stroke and diabetes. (1) In randomized, controlled studies, such nuts were deemed to decrease blood sugars and blood fats, metabolic syndrome risk factors for the...|
|8/2/2014 - Trees are naturally helping to save hundreds of lives per year. In fact, in the first broad-scale approximation of its kind, researchers have estimated that trees save over 850 lives per year. Not only that, but they also can help reduce and prevent more than 670,000 cases of severe respiratory symptoms...|
|4/9/2014 - You may not have heard of the moringa (Moringa oleifera), a tree native to the Himalayan foothills, but peoples across the world have recognized its miraculous potential, and it is now widely planted across South Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.
Governmental and non-governmental organizations...|
|3/15/2014 - The harvest, sale, import and export of ivory are banned in most countries in an attempt to stem the wholesale slaughter of elephants and other tusked animals (such as walruses).
Yet there continues to be a demand for a natural material with the same distinctive look and versatility. Fortunately,...|
|2/15/2014 5:49:12 PM - A surprising number of people avoid eating nuts as they retain the false stigma that the calories derived from a handful of nuts contribute to weight gain. Nuts also deliver a higher percentage of fat calories per ounce than many nutritionally deficient processed foods and are thus considered to be...|
|2/3/2014 - A study by scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health has shown that those who consume nuts daily reduce the risk of death by 20 percent from any cause of death. For death caused by heart problems, eating nuts reduces the risk of death by 29 percent. It was also observed that eating nuts reduces...|
|12/29/2013 - A 13-year-old boy named Aidan Dwyer has an idea that can vastly improve solar energy technology. His idea is so revolutionary that it might make flat panel solar designs extinct.
Aidan discovered a spiral mathematical formula in trees based on the Fibonacci sequence. When he recognized this design...|
|12/27/2013 - You may think that scientific validation of daily raw nut consumption lowering your risk of death from all causes by a whopping 20 percent would send a shock wave throughout the medical community and produce headlines on every major network TV channel and online information portal. Reports of this finding...|
|11/14/2013 - The main article in my source list had a red flag: It was from the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation (INC NREF) located in the area of Davis, California. That seemed like a conflict of interest.
But further research revealed that INC NREF had basically posted...|
|11/6/2013 - Tea tree oil is an essential oil that has a number of extraordinary uses. It is especially useful and effective when used as part of a beauty regimen or to treat medical conditions and skin ailments. Below are some excellent suggestions for use.
Clear and sootheTea tree oil is fantastic for treating...|
|10/12/2013 - What mom wouldn't want a small, inexpensive, easy to keep, proven germ killer in her purse? Tea tree oil has a much wider range of use than those hand sanitizers, is natural, and goes further. Native to Australia, melaleuca alternifolia, or tea tree, has been used by the Aborigines for centuries. They...|
|9/24/2013 - Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects approximately 500,000 people in the United States alone. Though it is deemed incurable by conventional doctors, who recommend treating it with numerous anti-inflammatory drugs such as mesalamine and corticosteroids, Crohn's disease has responded...|
|9/19/2013 - Few plants offer such a complete range of benefits as Moringa oleifera with its outstanding nutritional, medicinal and detoxifying properties. Rich in all essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals along with formidable antioxidants, moringa is an exceptional health enhancing and famine eradicating...|
|8/31/2013 - Tea tree oil, sometimes referred to as melaleuca, acts as a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent that was initially found and used by aboriginals. The herb has been praised for hundreds of years because of its effectiveness against a wide range of invasive organisms such as fungi, bacteria and...|
|6/30/2013 5:00:30 PM - Moringa oleifera is a tree that is native to the Himalayan mountains of northern India. Though it is not well-known in the United States, the tree is treasured in many parts of the world (especially Africa and South America) due to the healing properties of its leaves. In fact, moringa's small, light...|
|6/11/2013 - A handful of bold patriots was arrested at the recent Tree Biotechnology Conference 2013 in Asheville, North Carolina, which took place from May 26 to June 1, for exercising their right to free speech. Reports indicate that at least three demonstrators among hundreds trying to raise awareness about...|
|5/28/2013 - Famous for its superior antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, oil from the lemon myrtle tree knocks out stubborn salmonella and staph organisms while providing a variety of cosmetic uses. Not only does it soothe wrinkles and blemishes, but also calms nervous system disorders such as Alzheimer's,...|
|5/15/2013 - A tiny insect called the Asian psyllid is feasting on Florida's citrus trees and spreading bacteria that is leeching nutrients from the trees. The bacterial disease, called Huanglongbing, does not affect humans but does kill off citrus trees. The disease is commonly referred to as citrus greening, which...|
|5/9/2013 - We are republishing two important stories here (with links to original sources) that you need to read. The first is a report from a man who survived the war in Bosnia. Although the source of this cannot be confirmed, the advice is extremely valuable regardless.
The second story, appended to the bottom...|
|12/7/2012 - Environmentalists for whom Christmas trees are an important tradition face a dilemma: should they buy a real or an artificial tree? Well, according to plant biologist Clint Springer of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, buying a single artificial tree once a decade has a significantly larger...|
|8/12/2012 - I've got tree frogs in my garden! As the pictures below show in up-close detail, these tree frogs like to climb our broccoli plants. It's not just one frog, either; we've got dozens of frogs climbing around the garden, appearing each night and often singing with their high-pitched, cricket-like sounds.
|4/27/2012 - Not satisfied to own or control our food crops, Monsanto and its spinoff ArborGen have also set their sights on genetically modified trees and grasses. Despite a groundswell of objections by scientists and activists, the USDA has turned a deaf ear to their concerns and has instead aided and abetted...|
|4/15/2012 - Consumption of nuts has been largely maligned by mainstream health professionals and the media for decades due to the high calorie and fat content. As we enter an era of enlightened understanding about the role of dietary fats and macronutrients in the promotion or degradation of health and weight management,...|
|1/28/2012 - According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 44.3 million Americans, ages 18 and older, suffer from a mental disorder. Depression, included in this number, is reaching epidemic proportions. While the media continues to report on the potentially life-threatening side effects...|
|10/3/2011 - The US government's assault against innocent American citizens continues to get more aggressive and just plain strange, with new reports of harassment against honest owners of ordinary lemon trees. Health Freedom Alliance (HFA) reports that officials from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are...|
|7/21/2011 - Among the many natural ways to treat infection, tea tree oil is one of the very best. Tea tree oil is an essential oil taken from the leaves of the melaleuca alternifolia, a plant native to Australia and New South Wales. It has a wide variety of uses with strong antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral,...|
|7/15/2011 - The human practice of growing food from and amongst the trees goes back millennia. There are examples of food forests, or forest gardens, in Vietnam and Morocco stretching back hundreds and thousands of years respectively. Much of the east coast of North America was managed this way by the native peoples...|
|6/29/2011 - In 2010, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) granted approval to ArborGen, a multinational company that produces genetically-modified (GM) trees, to plant its GM eucalyptus trees on dozens of test sites across the southeastern US. Though not yet officially approved for commercial cultivation and...|
|6/23/2011 - Tree hugging, that much maligned hippy generation idea, has now been shown to have scientific validity after all. Contrary to popular belief, touching a tree does make you healthier. In fact you don't even have to touch the tree to get better, just being within its vicinity has the same effect.
|6/18/2011 - A new study published in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry highlights a new beneficial use for poplar tree leaf buds. When extracted, the antioxidants and other substances found in the buds effectively fight against, and possibly even help reverse, the...|
|3/26/2011 - It is often considered to be a "trash tree" by farmers who fight to eliminate it in order to protect the viability of their land. But the Eastern Red Cedar contains certain powerful compounds that fight methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the deadly hospital "superbug" that is resistant...|
|2/25/2011 - It is said there are 101 uses for the coconut tree. The leaves of the coconut tree are used for wood thatching and clothing. The wood of the trunk is excellent for its strength and notable for its straight form, which is good for furniture construction. The roots are used as medicine and to create beverages....|
|2/3/2011 - If you`re an acne sufferer, then you know the frustration of searching for an acne product that actually helps your skin. Chances are you`ve tried everything on the market and were left less than satisfied (and with a much lighter wallet!). The mainstream commercial products you`ve tried may work for...|
|11/23/2010 - New research conducted at Wageningen University in the Netherlands concludes that wi-fi signals might damage nearby trees, causing them to develop severe abnormalities in their bark and leaves.
In the Netherlands, about 70 percent of trees in urban areas already show such symptoms, although trees...|
|10/20/2010 - I really find a lot of joy in bringing you some of the most unique and amazing natural food products from around the world, and this week I've got something so unusual and delightful that you'll be amazed it even exists. It turns out that coconut trees produce a lot more than just coconuts and coconut...|
|9/1/2010 - Editor's note: This article has undergone extensive revisions from its first publication in order to clarify the definition of certain terms and correct several errors. These corrections are based on hours of additional research and conversations with cacao experts.
Most people have never eaten real...|
|7/22/2010 - It has been said that the Moringa tree is one of the most useful trees on the planet. The Moringa tree is a highly nutritional food source and is known for its medicinal properties. According to various sources, the Moringa tree can contribute significantly in combating the problem of malnutrition and...|
|7/20/2010 - One of the big problems in developing countries is the availability of clean drinking water. Is there an inexpensive, natural, home water purification system that will allow poor people access to clean drinking water? Indeed, there is. The seeds of Moringa tree can be used as an effective water clarifier...|
|4/21/2010 - "What'll they think of next?" That was a common awestruck question regarding scientific and technological achievements during the 1950s and '60s. It was a naive era, which was the beginning of our being poisoned by science through food and medicine. Now it should be a horrified "what's next"? Man's...|
|4/15/2010 - Preventing cancer starts with lowering the risk of getting cancer in the first place. Plenty of exercise and a healthy diet go without saying, as does avoiding harmful habits such as smoking. Much has been said on Natural News regarding the health benefits of organic vegetables and other whole foods....|
|12/21/2009 - Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota at Morris have found that increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide have led to the rapid growth of certain tree species. The quaking aspen, a popular North America deciduous tree, has seen a 50 percent acceleration...|
|7/14/2009 - Seasonal allergies affect millions of Americans each year, causing symptoms that include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and itchy, watery eyes. Pollen is the most common outdoor allergen responsible for triggering these symptoms. Both the number and severity of allergy cases have been growing...|
|5/13/2009 - Americans love to have a healthy and beautiful yard. They have adopted and accepted a concept of beauty known as the "lawn." Many people believe that an expanse of short-trimmed grass-covered land is the most desirable look to have in one`s yard. This may include an occasional shrub or tree to add uniqueness...|
|12/18/2008 - According to the New York Times on 12/4/08, the National Christmas Tree Association reported $l.3 billion in Christmas tree sales last year. This amounted to 3l million trees sold. Real Christmas trees bring an appeal that artificial trees just cannot provide, the pleasing scent of a pine forest. When...|
|12/5/2008 - It`s the holiday season and that means it`s time to decorate our homes, offices and businesses; inside and out. In years past it was easy, there were not a lot of options for lights and decorations were decorations (no special knowledge required). These days with the push for people to be more environmentally...|
|4/17/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Raw Summit Teleseminar program which can be found at (http://www.rawsummitarchives.com) . In this excerpt, David Wolfe shares information on the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and his ideas on setting goals for success.
Raw Summit Excerpt with David...|
|3/30/2008 - Well every once and a while a story will come up that makes my job as a humorist too easy to believe. Today, that story hit the wires, and is hopping all around like the Easter Bunny the day before Easter. Here is the headline: Rabbit Genes Create Trees That Eat Poisons.
I am here still; I just had...|
|11/20/2007 - Imagine a tree in your backyard that will meet all your nutritional needs, take care of you medicinally, and purify your water for you. This tree actually exists. For centuries, the natives of northern India and many parts of Africa have known of the many benefits of Moringa oleifera. Its uses are as...|
|5/30/2007 - I've discovered an amazing new product that replaces commercial laundry detergents with a natural soap that literally grows on trees! This is a very big deal because the laundry room is one of the most toxic rooms in the home of a typical consumer. Commercial laundry detergents, fabric softeners and...|
|10/16/2006 - A tree that can reach 90 feet in six years and be grown as a row crop on fallow farmland could represent a major replacement for fossil fuels.
Purdue University researchers are using genetic tools in an effort to design trees...|
|8/17/2006 - The sweetgum tree grows widely throughout the country and is known for its mace-like green fruit, which are sometimes called "gumballs." Now, this spiny fruit may become an important source of a chemical needed to make a lifesaving drug against bird flu — a drug that is currently in short supply worldwide,...|
|8/14/2006 - An unexpected entry in a traditional medicine book from the Republic of Guinea has led a University of South Carolina cancer researcher to study whether medicinal properties in the bark of mahogany trees may hold clues to understanding colon cancer.
Funded by a $300,000, two-year grant from the National...|
|7/10/2006 - A Canadian based company BaobabTek has recently been appointed to manage and develop the North American market for Baobab Fruit Company of Senegal (BFCS) in Africa. In 1999 BFCS began by designing specific equipment capable of extracting raw materials from the Baobab Tree. They are now the single largest...|
|12/18/2005 - Across the United States, and in other countries of the world, there is increasing awareness in the minds of individuals who recognize they need to do something to heal themselves. These individuals may realize they are living an unhealthy lifestyle and heading toward chronic disease, or they may already...|
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|11/29/2005 - Mike: Thank you, Dr. Gabriel Cousens, for taking the time to participate in this interview. You have a tremendous amount of valuable information on health and life transformation to share with people. In addition to being the founder of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona and author of Conscious...|
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