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Cans ~ Economical, Convenient and Environmentally Superior

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
May 15, 2016
File under: Food Production, Food Supply, Healthy Eating

Facts about canned goods that may surprise you!

Canned food has been feeding the world for more than 200 years.  Necessity is the mother of invention and like many inventions the metal can came into existence to solve a specific problem.

In the early 19th century, soldiers in Europe had to carry their food supplies for long distances in harsh conditions and the first cans were designed to sustain them in the field. This innovation proved to have many benefits for civilians, offering wide food access, previously restricted by seasonal factors and geographic reach.

Today, can manufacturing is a major economic force. Americans use more than 130 billion cans a year, which translates into an eight billion dollar industry with 200 manufacturing plants in 38 states, employing more than 35,000 workers.

Endlessly adaptable, versatile and efficient, the metal food can remains one of the safest of packaging solutions and the most economical and environmentally friendly. …read more of Cans ~ Economical, Convenient and Environmentally Superior here

 
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Make Delicious Dairy-Free Yogurt ~ Good For You and the Planet!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
May 9, 2016
File under: Dairy Free, DIY, Green Lifestyle Tips, Recipes, Saving Money, Vegan

I have a new obsession… Homemade soy yogurt!

Making yogurt is easy and delicious and like all DIY foods you make in your own kitchen… you know everything that went into it and it just couldn’t be fresher.

Soy yogurt is a plant-based food and is planet friendly by its very nature. Even the culture we use is vegan. When we choose DIY, we are avoiding packaging by decreasing waste pollution at the source.

In addition to reducing the proliferation of landfill package waste, when we eliminate waste before it has been created we minimize resources used in the production and delivery of goods. …read more of Make Delicious Dairy-Free Yogurt ~ Good For You and the Planet! here

 
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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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