Going green: the rise of the eco-funeral

Catherine Rodie | smh.com.au

Environmentally conscious souls are choosing ‘greener’ ways to farewell their loved ones. From the ‘mushroom death suit’ to a simple backyard burial, here are some of the weird and wonderful lengths people will go to for an eco-funeral.

“I’d love to return as a tree,” says 34-year-old Helen Nickols. “To lie in nature, in a beautiful forest, and not in a cemetery. I’d love to lie in a forest and have kids running around me, not having to step carefully.”

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CDC: Strokes rising among younger ages

Originally posted 2011-09-07 08:25:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Source: USA Today

Strokes are on the rise among teens and young people, a new government report shows.

The number of people aged 15 to 44 hospitalized for stroke jumped by more than third between 1995 and 2008, say researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The increase may be due partly to the increasing numbers of young people who have diseases such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes — diseases usually associated with older adults, they added.

High blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol are all risk factors for stroke, the researchers noted.

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Under Our Skin

A chilling tale of microbes, medicine and money, this Oscar shortlisted film has changed the landscape of the Lyme epidemic, bringing unprecedented awareness in an engaging and accessible way. The definitive record of the Lyme controversy, UNDER OUR SKIN exposes a hidden story of medical and scientific malfeasance and neglect. As official case numbers explode and hundreds of thousands of people around the world go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, the film is as relevant and timely as ever. Source: vimeo.com

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‘Man-made global-warming hypothesis’ is dead in the water – Godfrey Bloom ME

Originally posted 2013-04-16 18:00:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Europarl

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The great wind delusion has hijacked our energy policy

Originally posted 2012-08-17 14:05:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Christopher Booker
telegraph.co.uk

Anyone impressed by the efficient way in which Britain has organised the Olympic Games might consider the stark contrast provided by the shambles of our national energy policy – wholly focused as it is on the belief that we can somehow keep our lights on by building tens of thousands more wind turbines within eight years. At one point last week, Britain’s 3,500 turbines were contributing 12 megawatts (MW) to the 38,000MW of electricity we were using. (The Neta website, which carries official electricity statistics, registered this as “0.0 per cent”).

It is 10 years since I first pointed out here how crazy it is to centre our energy policy on wind. It was pure wishful thinking then and is even more obviously so now, when the Government in its latest energy statement talks of providing, on average, 12,300MW of power from “renewables” by 2020.

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Yuri Bezmenov: KGB Psychological Warfare and Subversion Strategy

Yuri Bezmenov explains Communist subversion strategy, subversion and control of western society.

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Quote: Symptoms of Inner Peace

Originally posted 2012-01-18 11:12:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Inner-peace

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Exercise is the best medicine, study shows

Queensland University of Technology | Science Daily

Women would benefit from being prescribed exercise as medicine, according to a study that revealed moderate to high intensity activity is essential to reducing the risk of death in older women. “What we are saying is that high-intensity exercise is not only good for your physical health but also your brain health. Doctors should be developing exercise programs that are home-based and easy to incorporate as part of everyday activities,” authors say.

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Washing Your Mouth With A Silver Solution Treats Fungus, Viruses and Yeast

Originally posted 2012-03-09 06:49:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Prevent Disease

Yeasts which cause hard-to-treat mouth infections are killed using silver solutions in the laboratory, scientists have found. These yeast infections, caused by Candida albicans and Candida glabrata target the young, old and immuno-compromised.

Professor Mariana Henriques, University of Minho, and her colleagues hope to test silver nanoparticles in mouthwash and dentures as a potential preventative measure against these infections.

One of the problems that exists with silver nanoparticles is it can be toxic to even beneficial bacteria that break down substances in the mouth and gut so scientists hope to create solutions for the problem.

Another potential issue researchers have expressed concerns around is the safety of nanoparticles themselves, but the authors stress this research is at an early stage and extensive safety trials will be carried out before any product reaches the market.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help to Reduce the Physical Harm Caused by Smoking

Originally posted 2012-04-23 08:35:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Science Daily

The study, carried out in Greece, assessed the effect of four-week oral treatment with 2 g/day of omega-3 fatty acids on the arterial wall properties of cigarette smokers. The results showed that short-term treatment with omega-3 fatty acids improves arterial stiffness and moderates the acute smoking-induced impairment of vascular elastic properties in smokers.

“These findings suggest that omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the detrimental effects of smoking on arterial function, which is an independent prognostic marker of cardiovascular risk,” said Dr. Gerasimos Siasos, University of Athens Medical School, 1st Department of Cardiology, “Hippokration” Hospital.

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NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell

Originally posted 2012-09-28 14:26:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Alan Jones
2GB

Alan Jones is joined by Premier Barry O’Farrell, who defends his government’s policies.

Listen to the podcast

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George Galloway: Resisting war from Gaza to Kandahar

Originally posted 2012-06-29 09:25:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Abir Alsayed
Al Jazeera

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Jenna McCarthy: What you don’t know about marriage

Originally posted 2012-02-15 09:16:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Jenna McCarthy
TED

In this funny, casual talk from TEDx, writer Jenna McCarthy shares surprising research on how marriages (especially happy marriages) really work. One tip: Do not try to win an Oscar for best actress.

Jenna McCarthy writes about relationships, marriage and parenting. Full bio »

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Lethal Injection: The Story Of Vaccination

Originally posted 2013-07-06 01:52:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Bob Brown delivers the 3rd annual Green Oration

Originally posted 2012-03-30 03:30:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Greens

The full text of Bob’s speech is below:

Fellow Earthians,

Never before has the Universe unfolded such a flower as our collective human intelligence, so far as we know.

Nor has such a one-and-only brilliance in the Universe stood at the brink of extinction, so far as we know.

We people of the Earth exist because our potential was there in the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago, as the Universe exploded into being.

So far, it seems like we are the lone thinkers in this vast, expanding Universe.

However, recent astronomy tells us that there are trillions of other planets circling Sunlike stars in the immensity of the Universe, millions of them friendly to life. So why has no one from elsewhere in the Cosmos contacted us?

Surely some people-like animals have evolved elsewhere. Surely we are not, in this crowded reality of countless other similar planets, the only thinking beings to have turned up. Most unlikely! So why isn’t life out there contacting us? Why aren’t the intergalactic phones ringing?

Here is one sobering possibility for our isolation: maybe life has often evolved to intelligence on other planets with biospheres and every time that intelligence, when it became able to alter its environment, did so with catastrophic consequences. Maybe we have had many predecessors in the Cosmos but all have brought about their own downfall.

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Related:

Australian Globalist Senator Bob Brown Calls for World Government – (Activist Post)

Bob Brown’s “Global Government” voted on at the Global Greens Congress | Dakar 2012

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Ego: The Greatest Enemy

Originally posted 2012-02-20 11:48:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Short and to the point Carl Jung in person relates to our state of mind.

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MRSA Found in Conventional Milk Shows Why Raw Milk Is Safer

Originally posted 2012-12-31 07:41:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Heidi Stevensongaia-health.com

Currently, raw milk is legal in England. It’s the cleanest and healthiest milk you can buy. MRSA-infested milk from standard cruel tightly-packed operations—milk that must be pasteurized to be rendered anything close to safe—has been found in bulk milk.

If you drink milk from almost any source other than directly from a caring farmer who provides raw, unpasteurized milk, then you should worry. The plan is not to dump this contaminated milk. No, the plan is to pasteurize it and declare it “safe”.

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Research Breakthrough Could Halt Melanoma Metastasis, Study Suggests

Originally posted 2012-11-15 12:38:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Science Daily

In laboratory experiments, scientists have eliminated metastasis, the spread of cancer from the original tumor to other parts of the body, in melanoma by inhibiting a protein known as melanoma differentiation associated gene-9 (mda-9)/syntenin. More than 1 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S., and melanoma is the deadliest form. With further research, the approach used by the scientists could lead to targeted therapies that stop metastasis in melanoma and potentially a broad range of additional cancers.

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The Labor government under Rudd-Gillard failed the most basic test

Originally posted 2013-09-17 03:06:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bill Mitchell | bilbo.economicoutlook.net

On September 7, 2013, the federal election in Australia saw the incumbent Labor Party deposed in fairly categorical terms and replaced by the “born-to-rule” conservative coalition (Liberal and Nationals). The Labor Party had been in power for two terms since 2007 after defeating the conservatives even more categorically, who had, in turn, been in power for 11 years. The Labor Party stormed to office in the 2007 federal election, taking 22 seats of coalition (and a further 1 from an independent) to hold 83 seats (primary vote 43.38 per cent, and two-party preferred 52.70 per cent). The conservative coalition was reduced to 65 seats (in the 150 seat lower house). The conservative Prime Minister lost his own seat so great was the rout. Between 2007 and 2013, the Australian Labor Party squandered that lead and in the process we had three Prime Ministers (2 different) as the Party factions conducted an internecene war. After last Saturday’s defeat, one of the Labor Prime Ministers (who had been deposed in June 2013 as a result of her total failure to win electoral appeal) wrote her assessment of the state of Labor as a result of the electoral defeat. The article – Julia Gillard writes on power, purpose and Labor’s future – is an extraordinary exercise in self-denial, despite much of it providing an assessment that I would agree with.

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Headlines: Pesticides on fruit and veg ‘are wrecking men’s fertility

Originally posted 2011-02-27 19:24:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Source: Mail Online

Pesticides found on fruit and vegetables could be doing untold damage to male fertility, research suggests.

Thirty of 37 crop chemicals tested interfered with the action of testosterone, the sex hormone critical to a healthy male reproductive system.

Worryingly, 16 of the 30 had not previously been linked with hormone disruption.

Environmental campaigners say the effects could be particularly severe in the womb, with lack of testosterone feminising unborn boys, raising their odds of reproductive defects at birth and low sperm counts and testicular cancer in later life.

The European Commission-funded research was carried out on cells in a lab. The British scientists behind the work say they cannot be sure that humans would be similarly affected, but more extensive testing is urgently needed. The study from the University of London’s School of Pharmacy focused on pesticides widely used in Europe.

Many are fungicides which are sprayed on strawberries, lettuce, grapes and other fruit and vegetables close to harvest, the journal Environmental Health Perspectives reports.

They are not, however, contained in preparations used non-commercially in gardens and on allotments. Pesticide manufacturers say theirs is the most tightly-regulated sector of the chemical industry.

But researcher Professor Andreas Kortenkamp said that while manufacturers may follow the law to the letter, the law does not require pesticides to be tested for their effects on hormones.

He said: ‘There is a lot of testing but this hormonal activity falls behind the sofa.
‘We need a two-pronged approach. We need the chemical companies to take this a little bit more seriously but we also need to appeal to the EU regulators to make the tests mandatory.’

Pesticides have also been blamed for a host of ills from incurable brain conditions such as Parkinson’s disease to stunting the intelligence of the unborn child.

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