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Get to Know about GMOs!!! (and then… Learn How to Grow Your Own Food!!!)

Do you want to know… What are GMOs? Why you should avoid GMOs? What you can do to help stop the use of GMOs?

Download the Non-GMO Shopping Guide (cooperative effort of The Institute for Responsible Technology The Non-GMO Project)

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products (seeds to foods), educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices (because we all deserve the right to know).

The Institute for Responsible Technology focuses on educating policy makers and the public about genetically modified foods and crops. They investigate and report the risks and impact of GMOs “on health, environment, the economy, and agriculture, as well as the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting.”

Read the story of Caitlin Shetterly’s experience with headaches, nausea, rashes, and fatigue that was due to a reaction to genetically modified corn.  THE BAD SEED: THE HEALTH RISKS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED CORN

Have you heard about seed lending libraries?  Seed Libraries focus on enriching the community through sharing and educaqtion.  It works similar to a public library, in that you “check-out” seeds and “return” seeds after you have grown and collected from your plants.  Seed libraries are leading a way to “giving the land, food, and wealth back to the people”.  Find a seed library near you… Seed Library Directory – United States

How To Garden for Dummies (self-explanatory, but really, check it out and especially check out the Sustainable Gardening For DummiesOrganic Gardening For Dummies, and Composting For Dummies).

BETTER HOMES & GARDENS is still the Go-To for how to make a house a home.  Learn here how to grow your Vegetables and Cooking Basics.

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NCCAM- Herbs at a Glance

I want to share with everyone a great resource I found this week.  The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM, a place I love to visit on the web) has a book for free-download and I now have it on my iPad. It is called Herbs at a Glance and is simple but has great references for each herb discussed.  Some of the resources have direct links, which makes finding a good resource easier.

You can check it out for yourself at http://nccam.nih.gov/health/herbsataglance.htm?nav=gsa

Healthy Living and Up-to-date Answers on Health Issues

The Mayo Clinic has been a leader in health information for the public for about as long as I can remember.  I have used their website many times to find out what I need to know and feel it is a great resource for anyone wanting to know more about health and healthy living.  They have a wealth of information and recent research, as well as great recipes and tips on living a healthy lifestyle.

To find out more check out http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/HealthyLivingIndex/HealthyLivingIndex

World Health Organization

The WHO website has always been one of my favorite places to visit for health and disease information.  They have up to date information and facts, for they take part in Global surveillance for disease and disaster.  WHO has current research and statistics for countries near and far.  They also offer guides to be downloaded.  The WHO website is a great reference when you want Global or local information on the health of people today.

Visit the World Health Organization http://www.who.int/en/

Fish Your Way to Complete Wellness

Mark Maule is an Adjunct Professor at Kaplan University’s School of Health Sciences.  He writes this article about the benefits of a good old time sport, fishing.  Anyone who fishes knows it can provide a means to some simple exercise, from the casting to the catching, but it is also a means to improve nutrition and is an opportunity to get some relief from daily stress (Maule, 2011).

If you would like to find out more about the benefits of this great pastime check out the link to Kaplan’s Center for Health and Wellness at http://healthandwellness.kaplan.edu/articles/wholeness/Fish%20Your%20Way%20to%20Complete%20Wellness.html

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