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Young mom learns she may die of cancer after doctor misdiagnosed and put her through unnecessary chemo

4/1/2016 - Imagine having a horrible toothache that persists regardless of taking antibiotics or even having your tooth extracted. Then think of how you'd feel if you were told the problem was actually due to cancer, for which you were given chemotherapy and began showing signs of improvement. As if that's not...

Canadian government orders residents to get rid of their old wood-burning stoves or pay thousands of dollars in fines

1/26/2016 - In a blatant attack on those who prefer living as self-sufficiently as possible, citizens of Montreal have been ordered to first register their wood-burning stoves, and then ultimately get rid of them within three years, unless they meet rigid air quality standards. The deadline to register wood-burning...

The criminalization of self-reliance: Heating your home with wood is now illegal in more places

11/12/2015 - As more Americans look for (and succeed in finding) ways to "get off the grid" or live free from the confines of an all-powerful, multi-level (local, state, federal) government apparatus, that government apparatus simply becomes more authoritarian. The latest effort to control the population is aimed...

The Great Depression: A reminiscence

11/7/2015 - I was a girl of 8 when the stock market crashed in 1929. It was the Great Depression, and unless you were living during the Depression years, you can't really understand how tough they were. Our parents knew, however, as they went about trying to raise families under the worst of economic circumstances....

Clean your floors without store-bought chemicals - non-toxic cleaning recipe and instructions

9/4/2014 - Our floors are the largest surface area in our homes that require regular cleaning. If we use chemicals, we breathe them in day and night until they dissipate. There is no need to add to our indoor air pollution when we can use simple and handy, homemade cleaning solutions. Wood, bamboo, and laminate...

As Americans nearly freeze to death, EPA pushes to criminalize many woodstoves

1/10/2014 - Only a government bureaucracy would seek to impose insane heating rules during the dead of winter, but that's Washinton, D.C., for you - short on common sense, high on authoritarianism, and drunk with power. That's the only way to explain a new Environmental Protection Agency proposal to impose regulations...

EPA targets families that generate heat off the grid using traditional wood-burning stoves

11/17/2011 - Traditional wood-burning stoves are still one of the most cost-efficient, sustainable, and renewable sources of energy production that families can use to heat their homes. But the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not a huge fan of them, as was evidenced by its recent decision to push those...

Feds demand 25 more bundles of Indian wood from Gibson Guitars

10/4/2011 - The federal government simply will not leave Gibson Guitars alone. According to a recent report in the Nashville Business Journal, federal authorities have now demanded that Gibson hand over 25 more bundles of legally-obtained Indian wood on top of the several others it already confiscated during a...

There's wood in my food? Wood-derived ingredients common in processed food

10/4/2011 - Lately there have been rumors about sawdust used as fiber filling in processed foods. Well, not quite sawdust. The cellulose used in many foods is processed powder or pulp from virgin wood. It's becoming more common. Though not toxic, what good is it? Wood cellulose explainedSince the virgin wood...

Gibson Guitars raid proves the environmental police state wants your wood products and guns

9/8/2011 - The recent US government raid of Gibson Guitars' Tennessee manufacturing facility is now receiving widespread media coverage, thanks to a flood of reports that have appeared across the web in recent weeks, including here at NaturalNews. But beyond simply the raid itself is the reality of the new environmental...

Federal gestapo illegally raid Gibson Guitar factories, arbitrarily confiscate millions of dollars worth of wood used to make instruments

8/27/2011 7:14:49 PM - Due process under the law and assumed innocence before being proven guilty are two concepts that are apparently no longer applicable in the United States of America, at least as far as the federal government is concerned. For the second time in two years, armed federal agents have illegally raided...

Try sandalwood oil for dry skin and hair

7/8/2011 - Sandalwood is an expensive oil but a worthwhile investment when one considers its wonderful properties. It is excellent for combating the ravages of aging skin - promoting hydration and moisture. It relieves the symptoms of both chest and urinary tract infections. For the mind, it reduces anxiety, tension...

Try cedarwood for dandruff, oily hair and skin problems

6/12/2011 - The use of the evergreen cedar tree for medicinal purposes goes back to biblical times. The Egyptians used the oil in cosmetics and as an insect repellent. Native Americans used cedar wood in medicine and in purification rituals. Today, the woody scent of cedarwood and the various properties of the...

Cedar Oil - Wood, leaves and nuts provide cornucopia of benefits

4/13/2011 - Cedar Oil, depending upon whether it is derived from the wood chips and sawdust, from the leaves, or from the nuts, has a variety of very different uses. Cedarwood Oil is distilled from Juniper and Cypress Trees, not from the true Cedrus species; it is mainly used in aromatherapy and as an insect repellent....

No more formaldehyde fumes: researchers create a toxin-free wood adhesive from soy

10/19/2010 - Although many products widely used today -- including furniture, flooring and cabinets -- look as if they are made of solid wood, they are actually manufactured from composites consisting of wood pieces bonded together with petroleum-based adhesives. Unfortunately, these adhesives are usually loaded...

Drugs like Tylenol can be contaminated with mold and chemicals

1/18/2010 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prescription drugs kill about 40,000 Americans each year and over the counter drugs (OTC) -- from pain relievers to cough medicines -- cause thousands of additional deaths. Drugs can sicken, and sometimes kill, through side effects,...

Wood Floor Finishes Contaminated with Toxic PCB Chemicals

6/16/2008 - A once-popular finish for wooden floors may still be a significant source of toxic chemical exposure more than 50 years later, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Silent Spring Institute and published in the journal Environmental Health. Between 1999 and 2001, the researchers measured...

Home Sweet Non-Toxic Home: Going Beyond 'Green'

4/9/2008 - The concept of home is universal, shared among not only the cultures of the world but much of the animal world as well, from nesting birds to burrowing rodents, to sea creatures to snails that are born with a home on their back. For most of us, animals included, home is a place to rest our weary heads,...

Wood Floor Finishes May Be Loaded With Cancer-Causing PCBs

2/26/2008 - Ready to sand and refinish wood floors in your mid-20th century house? Do you assume your old house is "safe" from toxic chemicals because they've had time to "gas out"? Confident your old hard wood floors are ecologically sound and couldn't possibly pose a health risk? Think again. A new study published...

Wood fibers make plastics stronger, more biodegradable

10/25/2006 - Cellulose derived from wood may be able to be developed into a component that can strengthen plastic, which would mean the production of plastic products that are lightweight and durable, but also biodegradable. The key to this process rests in the technique of extracting nanocrystals of cellulose...

Scotland takes lead in biofuel technology (press release)

8/24/2006 - A new green fuels initiative which could power up to 5,000 family cars per year was launched today. The initiative, which is the first of its kind in the UK, is being piloted across the east coast of Scotland and will involve local farmers using biosolids as organic fertiliser in the growing of crops...

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