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Celebrate Earth Day with Rose Scented Chocolate Almond Brownies

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
April 22, 2016
File under: Climate Change, Environmental Impact, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Since 1970, Earth Day has become a global event that promotes environmental protection. For vegans, every day is Earth Day.

There are many good reasons to choose a plant-based lifestyle, with compassion for animals and concern for health and for the environment being cited most often.

Plant based-eating, AKA the vegan diet is an easy and economical way to reduce your environmental footprint. Research published in the journal Earth Interactions, was one of the first to report that the average American diet requires the production of an extra ton and a half of greenhouse gases compared to a vegan diet.[4]

Science has weighed in with a mountain of evidence associating meat-centered diets with numerous debilitating health conditions. From heart disease and hypertension to obesity and diabetes, the plant-based diet has been shown to prevent and even reverse disease. [1] [2] [3]

Being aware of the link between all living things and what we put on our plate, our health and the health of the planet helps us to make smart choices. Issues of health and sustainability are inextricably linked and for the thinking consumer, the answer lies in the content of our plate! …read more of Celebrate Earth Day with Rose Scented Chocolate Almond Brownies here

 
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Chronic Fatigue ~ A Body Mind Perspective

By Michael Schwartz
April 7, 2016
File under: Alternative Therapies, Health Concerns, Supplements

I am of the belief that chronic fatigue, hypoglycemia and fibromyalgia are all interrelated. Hypoglycemia is so often misdiagnosed and not dealt with from a proper point of nutrition, it often ends up escalating into chronic fatigue.

Also, whenever there is hypoglycemia, there will almost always be Candida.  In this case, we are talking about an infestation in the intestinal tract.

Candida crowds out and may even diminish probiotics, the friendly bacteria that manufacture B vitamins.  Probiotics are Essential to healthy flora in the intestinal tract and vitamins are integral for energy production within the body.  Dwindling probiotics in the gut set the stage for the onset of chronic fatigue. …read more of Chronic Fatigue ~ A Body Mind Perspective here

 
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Mechaly, Cruelty-Free Handbags, Stylish, Eco-Friendly and Affordable

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
February 23, 2016
File under: Environment, Style, Vegan


Not long ago leather was synonymous with cutting-edge fashion, popular with rock stars, artists and bohemian types. Consumers these days are more aware what goes into the production of goods and the impact it can have on the environment.

Transforming animal skin into leather requires massive amounts of energy and a noxious combination of lethal chemicals. Eighty percent of the leather produced worldwide is chrome-tanned (chromium is considered hazardous by the EPA) adding to the already toxic mix of mineral salts, formaldehyde, coal-tar derivatives, oils, dyes and finishes, often cyanide-based used in the tanning process. …read more of Mechaly, Cruelty-Free Handbags, Stylish, Eco-Friendly and Affordable here

 
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Antoxidant Rich and Absolutely Delicious Blueberry Pancakes

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
February 11, 2016
File under: Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

 

These fluffy and fabulous vegan pancakes will blow you away, but first a word about this vibrant indigo superfood…

Plump, sweet and juicy, blueberries are second only to strawberries in popularity in the U.S. and are among the most nutrient dense of all berries.

Blueberries are low in calories and rich in nutrients. A one-cup serving contains just 84 calories, 24 percent of the RDA for vitamin C, 36 percent of the RDA for vitamin K and 25 percent of the RDA for manganese.

Antioxidants are essential to optimal health, fighting free radicals, the unstable molecules that can damage DNA and cellular structures and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer.[1]

Blueberries have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants found in the plant kingdom. …read more of Antoxidant Rich and Absolutely Delicious Blueberry Pancakes here

 
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Weight Loss … Supplements and Symbology

By Michael Schwartz
February 1, 2016
File under: Herbs, Natural Alternatives, Supplements, Weight Control

Weight loss is a major topic unto itself and there are many ways to approach it. There are psychological concerns as well as physiological, glandular effects at work in most everyone with weight issues.

Levels of stress can affect weight as well. Stress depletes calcium, which disrupts the relationship between potassium and sodium and can result in five to fifteen pounds immediate weight gain through water retention.

Successful weight loss requires true desire and commitment. This leads to discipline, which in turn leads to success. The most difficult aspect of weight loss is changing the diet. Some things are hard to give up, even when we know they are detrimental to our health, primarily because of the myriad of emotional attachments and associations that we all have with food.  …read more of Weight Loss … Supplements and Symbology here

 
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