2,500 years ago, ancient Romans and Greeks found a leafy plant known as wild mustard – called Brassica oleracea – growing in Europe and the
There’s a theory in the health community that…
Much like fire leaves ash when it burns, so does your metabolism. But we don’t call it ash. We call it metabolic waste. And metabolic waste, or what’s leftover after our metabolisms have consumed the food we’ve eaten, can be one of three things:
Here’s the idea – some foods will metabolize and leave an acidic residue. Some will leave an alkaline residue.
In our previous post, we talked about the benefits of healthy friendships.
But most of us understand that they’re beneficial already, even if only anecdotally. Venting to a good friend feels good. Spending an evening with people who know and love you, laughing and reminiscing, feels good. Puzzling out a tough problem with a pal feels good.
The other side of the coin that has taken on added weight in the last twenty years or so of psychological study is that of toxic friendships, friendships that take more energy than they provide.
Socially, having a dirty mouth might make you the life-of-the-party.
In actuality, having a dirty mouth might lead to an avalanche of other health problems, crashing down on you out of nowhere.
And we’re not talking about cavities.
We know that our bodies are full of bacteria. In fact, in a fully grown adult, the trillions of microorganisms in the body can weigh between 2 and 6 pounds. And although we wash our hands with antibacterial soap or get prescribed antibiotics, much of the bacteria in the body is actually helpful and necessary.
Up to 40,000 years ago, an important evolutionary shift occurred — dogs stopped being foes and began being friends. They began lurking around the outskirts of human settlements, waiting for scraps (and ear scratches.)
Perhaps 20,000 years ago, dogs started to travel with humans as companions, helping to hunt, herd, keep watch, and (presumably) snuggle.
Conversely, cats sort of… domesticated themselves (in a very feline way.) Perhaps 12,000 years ago, a specific cat species had a genetic mutation which encouraged them not to fear humans. (Plus, they’re born pest hunters.)
So if you think about it…
For tens of thousands of years, we as a race have continuously decided we’d rather live with our canine and feline pals than without them.
The collective consciousness of society is a funny thing. What’s mainstream and “buzzing” now was once a fringe, grassroots movement – that’s how mainline thinking becomes