Thursday, November 27, 2014

Britain’s first ‘Bio-Bus’ powered entirely by human and food waste takes to the streets

(The Guardian) Britain’s first ‘poo bus’ will take to the road on Thursday, powered entirely by human and food waste.

The 40-seat “Bio-Bus” runs on biomethane gas, generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste. It can travel up to 186 miles on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of around five people to produce.

The bus is run by Bath Bus Company and will transport passengers between Bath and Bristol Airport.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Curing cancer naturally — Four inspiring stories of healing disease with diet

As terrifying as a diagnosis of cancer can be, stories of individuals taking their health into their own hands, and defeating so-called 'terminal' illness through natural methods are common. Whether using a strict raw vegan or traditional vegetarian diet, Gerson therapy or macrobiotics, these former cancer patients beat the odds and are living vibrant, healthy lives.

Food as medicine

At one point or another, most of us have come across an encouraging story of someone who lived to tell the tale of refusing conventional cancer therapy, and instead opting for a natural healing protocol. Even though each method may differ in approach, all tend to have one element in common, namely, a nutrient dense, cleansing diet. For some, raw juices are the key. For others, sea vegetables and grains. Regardless of the method, one thing is certain: a clean diet is powerful medicine.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lion's mane: a smart mushroom choice for memory, mood and clarity

Easily grown at home, and a relatively inexpensive therapeutic food, lion's mane is a beautiful mushroom with cascading spines instead of gills that shows potential in slowing the progression of neurological disorders -- including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Research has also found the mushroom to be beneficial in treating symptomatic depression and anxiety associated with menopause.

The secret to the success of lion's mane is due to abundant erinacines. These compounds enhance the production of nerve growth factor -- a protein that encourages the regeneration of neurons.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Cowspiracy: the film that environmental organizations don't want you to see

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Food is Free Project: The Open Source Teaching Farm

The Food is Free Project teaches you how to meet your neighbors, grow food together, and open the doors to collaboration and connection in your community. Food brings us together so let's meet in the garden and make a difference.

We're losing the headquarters of the Food is Free Project to Austin's growing development. We're asking for $250,000 to find and build a permanent HQ for the project to train leaders and youth. We'll be filming every step of the way as our new farm unfolds and sharing how-to videos to spread the inspiration and education. Thank you so much for your support! Every dollar adds up.

On our next farm we'll demonstrate farming and natural building methods, as well as showcase artists, music, theater and workshops. We're excited to create a space that brings people together, experiments with new ideas and pushes the boundaries of what we think is possible. We want to revive your childlike wonder!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Four unusual superfood smoothies that can change your life for the better

Smoothies have been in fashion for quite some time now as a quick, nutrient dense and health-inspiring way to keep the body humming and happy. Even so, it's easy to fall into a rut and miss out on a world of unusual combinations that act as potent functional foods. Whether taming inflammation, guarding against cancer or boosting energy, the following four examples can breathe new life into your daily smoothie habit.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

tsū: the social media that pays YOU

Are you on tsū yet? Its a new social media platform that pays you for creating and sharing content. Thousands of people have already joined. Its just like Facebook, it takes seconds to join, and  it's even easier to use. And best of all you can reach 100% of your friends and audience—there is absolutely NO censorship. You can only join by invite—and this is an invitation from me to you. Click here to join and be sure to follow ThriveLiving too.

As Andy Whiteley, co-founder of Wake Up World, rightly points out:

"Every time you create a post on Facebook, send out a Tweet or share a photo on Instagram, that content provides a financial value to those companies. Currently, around 2 billion people create content on social media platforms, and so, in the spirit of give and take, isn’t it about time that someone created a social media model that allowed everyone to prosper?"