Vegans Should Eat Eggs

by Anaïs Schlienger https://medium.com/illumination/why-vegans-should-eat-eggs-49a140d0f8e0 Excerpts: How did I come to this realization? My father has hens, he lives in a small city and has a big garden. He loves his hens with all his heart. He cooks rice especially for them, takes the time to chop the vegetables’ peelings for them and adds oats in their food. They are the happiest as they can be. Every day, or every two days, a hen lays an egg. And they won’t stop doing it just because a human did [...]

Fungi’s Lessons for Adapting to Life on a Damaged Planet

Fungi’s Lessons for Adapting to Life on a Damaged Planet   Book review: Entangled Life: How Fungi Change Our Make Our World, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures, by Merlin Sheldrake, Random House   https://getpocket.com/explore/item/fungi-s-lessons-for-adapting-to-life-on-a-damaged-planet   EXCERPT:   Merlin Sheldrake’s new book Entangled Life looks at the complex world of fungi, its adaptive ability, and its interconnectedness with all other forms of life. He spoke with Robert Macfarlane,author of Underland, (see below reference) about his relationship to fungi and its strategic lessons on growth in the [...]

Health Corner: Slow Cooker Golden Chick Pea Soup

Slow Cooker Golden Chickpea Soup by The Kitchn / Kelli Foster https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-slow-cooker-golden-chickpea-soup-253251 Photos by Joe Lingeman As we move through the cold days of the new year, this is the soup you’ll want to keep on repeat in your meal plan. It is wholesome comfort food at its finest, with a taste and texture that’s equal parts hearty, bright, and completely nourishing. Slow cooking mellows the pungent, bitter bite of turmeric, and a dollop of yogurt partnered with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice lend a tangy [...]

By |2021-01-30T04:10:46-05:00January 30th, 2021|Food, Health|0 Comments

Keeping Fit at All Ages

Keeping Fit: How to Do the Right Exercise for Your Age by Julie Broderick, TrinityCollege, Dublin, Ireland https://theconversation.com/keeping-fit-how-to-do-the-right-exercise-for-your-age-108851 Also see: https://theconversation.com/how-to-stay-fit-into-your-60s-and-beyond-110214 The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are doing the right type of exercise for your age, follow this simple guide.

By |2021-01-30T04:09:55-05:00January 30th, 2021|Education, Health|0 Comments

Incarcerated Women Confront COVID, Forced Sterilizations

PBS recently released a documentary on the forced sterilization of women in CA prisons, as they struggle for accountability by the state and the CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation for the consequences of the practice, which went on for years. Although it has now been outlawed, there has been no justice or recompense for the hundreds of women who were affected. the PBS Independent Lens documentary is no longer available for streaming but the trailer is here: https://www.kpbs.org/news/2020/nov/23/independent-lens-belly-beast/ Initial press reports said 148 women had been [...]

L.A. County New Epicenter of COVID Crisis

Public Health Reports 44 New Deaths and 13,580 New Positive Cases of COVID-19 in LA County in a Single Day The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today released the latest data on COVID-19. 13,580 new COVID-19 cases (719,833 cases to date) 44 new deaths due to COVID-19 (9,482 deaths to date); deaths are under reported due to holiday and weekend reporting delays 6,815 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 20% are in the ICU More than 4,600,000 individuals tested; 15% of all people tested [...]

Koshari: An Egyptian Staple Dish

Koshari is a traditional Egyptian staple, mixing chick peas, pasta, fried onions, and zesty tomato sauce, served on top a bed of rice and brown lentils! Flavor packed and not to mention healthy! https://www.themediterraneandish.com/egyptian-koshari-recipe/#tasty-recipes-13418 INGREDIENTS For the Crispy Onion Topping 1 large onion, sliced into thin rings Salt ⅓ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup cooking oil   For Tomato Sauce Cooking oil 1 small onion, grated 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp ground coriander ½ -1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 1 can 28-oz tomato sauce [...]

By |2020-12-31T02:47:49-05:00December 31st, 2020|Food, Health, Health, Recipes, Resources|0 Comments

Global Heating Worsens Despite Pandemic

CO2 levels hit record high despite pandemic lockdowns Scientists calculate that emissions must fall by half by 2030 to give a good chance of limiting global heating. https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/11/24/co2-levels-hit-record-high-despite-pandemic-lockdowns/ © by Marlee Kokotovic, Nov 24, 2020 - NationofChange While the Covid-19 pandemic led to a slight decrease in carbon dioxide emissions, it is not enough to make a measurable impact on the climate crisis we are facing. CO2 emissions hit a record high in 2019 and have continued to climb, according to a report from the World Meteorological [...]

Self-Care in a Pandemic

How to Manage Self-Care During COVID-19 by Stephanie Haywood Lately, you may have heard a reference or two to Maslov’s Hierarchy of Needs. It’s a simple but powerful psychological idea - before we can focus on creativity, actualization, or even joy, we must focus on survival. Right now, the whole world is stuck at the bottom of this hierarchy: We are all in survival mode. To put it lightly, this isn’t great for us. However, you can make life easier by recognizing this and addressing your survival [...]

By |2021-01-04T16:47:44-05:00December 1st, 2020|Commentary, COVID-19, Food, Health|0 Comments

Oatmeal Recipes from Ultra-Athletes

Oatmeal Is Still the World's Best Performance Breakfast https://www.outsideonline.com/2242911/oatmeal-still-worlds-best-performance-breakfast [Excerpt] Sure, it's old fashioned. But it's also nutritional rocket fuel, and athletes are making it taste great. Here's how.     In a world of green juice and chia seed pudding, this age-old dish is the original, and perhaps most powerful, super-food, especially for athletes competing at the highest levels. “I’ve asked a lot of elite endurance athletes about their breakfast foods, particularly before races, and oatmeal comes up again and again and again,” says Matt Fitzgerald, endurance coach, [...]

By |2020-12-01T20:47:33-05:00December 1st, 2020|Food, Health, Sports|0 Comments

Letter to the Editor: Promote Cultured Meat to End Animal Slaughter

To the editor, President-elect Joe Biden, who won the endorsement of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, should support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For readers who aren't aware, cultured-meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals. There is no greater crime than what we do to nonhumans in food production. We kill over a trillion aquatic and land creatures every year for this purpose. According to the Population Reference Bureau, only about 107 billion humans have ever lived. The amount of suffering our food system produces is [...]

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