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Real Italian pizza!Best pizza [one of our readers has] ever had. Kinda pricey, $22 for a large. Ingredients flown in from Italy. They must partially precook because it only takes 10 min to cook your pizza, and the temperature won't hold unless you ... read more

Marijuana, hemp, cbd: what's legal and where

For those "asking for a friend": As the legalized cannabis industry in the United States grows with nearly every election, consumers interested in these products have more and more options. But they might also have more questions, given the... read more

27-pound bucket of mac and cheese

We should just go ahead and get this for our 13yo daughter: upiOdd_News20190111Costco-selling-27-pound-bucket-of-mac-cheese2111547230886... read more

Autism linked to aluminum adjuvants

via greenmedinfoblogaluminum-vaccines-cause-autism We now have 5 years of medical research, mostly from outside the United States, incriminating aluminum adjuvants in vaccines as the SOLE cause of autism epidemic. JB Handley d... read more

Big pharma in Maryland

Josh Mazer is pro-vaccine, but wants vaccines to be based on sound scientific evidence and not to cause more harm than good. He also believes in providing informed consent on the risksdangers of each vaccine. via ... read more

Merck accused of fraud re Gardasil

For the failure to "unambiguously disclose"... ... The minimal risk that even once the individual was infected with the HPV virus the infection would result in precancerous lesions... via greenmedinfo.c... read more

Mosquito anti-itch cream

FYI: instagrampBYjjQzggzeB I don't know about you but mosquitoes are crazy for me! Made some anti-itch cream. :) we shall see if it works! #herbal #apothecary #herbalremedies #handmade #kitchenwitch Not to be confused with ... read more

Signs of a stroke

STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T.R. A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and th... read more

Good food, bad packaging

Feedback I sent to Luvo: I love your frozen meals, but hate your packaging. Your microwave cooking instructions basically say "look elsewhere on package."Why not put the instructions right there where it says "instructions?" ... read more

Easiest container-friendly food plants

   We've found 35 fruits and vegetables that you can grow in containers. These range from bananas and citrus fruits to tomatoes, cucumbers, and just about anything else that you would normally plant in a larger garden. via ... read more

Actual environmental issues

Here are some actual environmental issues that we should be addressing instead of "climate change" (or screaming about the U.S. pulling out of the Paris climate treaty).FYI, pollution is caused... read more

Horsetail herb said to remove aluminum

According to the "Health Ranger," anyway See Vimeo link The Health Ranger reveals why Horsetail herb, which grows as a weed, allows your body to eliminate toxic ALUMINUM, a heavy metal linked to Alzheimer's and dementia. (It's also found ... read more

Drop the diet drinks

from Diet drinks TRIPLE your risk of stroke and dementia, and are FAR more dangerous than drinks sweetened with sugar. Boston ... read more

Wild lettuce to help pain

This looks very familiar in my yard. Go here for more info: lettuce I'm surprised I haven't come across wild lettuce as an alternative to toxic pain, migraine and anxiety pills, but a recent r... read more

Extra recess time cures ADHD

Interesting The most common sense, natural solution to inattentive behavior in school children, however, may be the basic idea of giving children more time to free play and to engage their bodies in physical activity. It's such a simple notion in ... read more

Leave the trees, please

Another reason for short-sighted land developers to leave as many trees as possible when destroyingpreparing the site for the next new neighborhood. See Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health People living in neighborho... read more

Farm of the future?

Cool! But I also like one of the commenters' idea about forest gardens. Via forest gardens ... read more

Antibiotics can have severe lasting effects

Antibiotics can have severe lasting effects; choose raw horseradish or these natural remedies instead from Antibiotics can have severe lasting effects (NaturalNews) Antibiotics should really be a last resort when you are f... read more

Never combine these over-the-counter drugs

  Never combine these over-the-counter drugs - your life may be endangered Source: Never combine these over-the-counter drugs - your life may be endangered - NaturalNewsGood to know! ... read more

Russia completely bans GMOs in food production

That's it! We're moving to Russia! Just kidding (because it kinda sucks over there unless you're rich ... like almost everywhere else, actually). Still, this is good news for humans: This is a bold move by the Russian government, and it sits in u... read more

What to plant now

Just FYI if you were wondering, 'cuz I was. Broccoli.If you live in a warmer climate and can find a quick growing Broccoli variety, you can harvest well into November.Source: What to Plant Now ... read more

Six exercises for happiness

"These six daily happiness exercises are proven to make anyone, from a 4-year old to an 84-year old, happy, or simply happier." Achor says in just 21 days, the exercises can transform a pessimist into an optimist. Gratitude Exercises. Write d... read more

Being overweight means you live longer

Why being 'overweight' means you live longer: The way scientists twist the facts I guess the only "diet" most of us need to be on is non... read more

How to stop bleeding

  [FYI, the "I" in this story is not me. The author wanted to share this info without being identified. Can you blame him? :) ] by Anonymous I looked online and it's hard to find direct, simple instructions, they tend to get academic or theoretical a... read more

The real reason wheat is toxic

Standard wheat harvest protocol in the US is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields [because] withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and allows for an earl... read more

Alzheimer's reversal

Wow! All you need to do is ... Eliminate all simple carbohydrates and gluten Eliminate processed food (wait, is that even possible?) Eat more vegetables and fruits Eat wild-caught fish Meditate twice a day Start yoga Get seven to ei... read more

List of common meds which destroy your brain

List of Culprit Drugs (according to them): Excedrin PM, Tylenol PM, Nytol, Sominex, Unisom, Benadryl, Dramamine, Paxil, Detrol, Demerol, Elavil You wouldn't think that taking a little pain pill would cause long term cognitive impairment, but ... read more

Mighty broccoli sprouts rapidly detox pollutants

Broccoli sprouts, anyone? The drink used in the China study was made with broccoli sprouts developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. They are sold under the brand name BroccoSprouts. They are widely available in supermark... read more

Just 'cuz you cut its head off ...

... don't assume it's harmless. Chef dies after spitting cobra he was cooking bit him on the hand ... 20 minutes after he had cut its head off. See ww... read more

Nutty grain and oat bars

  I need to try this. Too bad I hate cooking so much. I eat way too many snacks at work, but at least these are healthy. The snack... read more

Farmers use social media to stop food waste

. So far, CropMobster has managed to distribute nearly half a million kilograms of food, which has brought in close to a million dolla... read more

Solar freakin' roadways!

Amazing! I love this! youtu.beqlTA3rnpgzU And a nice song at the end, too! ... read more

10 ways to survive skyrocketing food prices

Good to know. from 10 Ways to Survive Skyrocketing Food Prices Food prices are getting out of control. As meats, dairy, and eggs climb to record high prices and over 50 million Americans are now on pu... read more

52 plants in the wild you can eat

  You should NEVER eat unripe elderberries. An important comment, above.That caution aside, this is good to know if you're ever starving or just have the munchies while wandering through your back yard!:) via ... read more

Bee-friendly plants? think again.

  Good info. I wonder if Ace Hardware stores are any better? Probably need to buy my plants from the farmer's market. via "Bee-friendly" plants? Think again. ... read more

Don't keep calm...

Basically, go ahead and let yourself get excited. It's OK! You might even enjoy yourself, in a way. Or at least it'll be one of those things you can look back on and laugh about. via Don't Keep Calm.... Ori... read more

Contributing factors to happiness

What a great experiment ... and website!Scientists Discover One Of The Greatest Contributing Factors To Happiness — You'll Thank Me Later. See also ... read more

Why your brain craves junk food and what you can do about it

The good news is that the research shows that the less junk food you eat, the less you crave it.In other words, self-control!What a concept! via ... read more

Sit up straight

... like my father always said. Apparently, there's more than just a physical benefit. via The Science Behind Posture and How It Affects Your Brain Body language is closely related to posture — t... read more

Food Stamp corporate welfare

Millions of Americans are angry because food stamp recipients can use their benefits to buy junk food but don't realize that they are able to do so because corporate America wouldn't have it any other way. via ... read more

The anti-inflammatory smoothie that will heal you from the inside out

  The Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie That Will Heal You From The Inside Out.I think I'll try this. Click above. ... read more

The effects of fluoride

See articles below on the effects of fluoride. Harvard Study Finds Fluoride Lowers IQ - Published in Federal Gov't Journal Building a Database of Developmental Neurotoxicants: Evidence from Human and Animal Studies Im... read more

Some non-organic foods contain upwards of 180 times fluoride level of tap water

via Some non-organic foods contain upwards of 180 times the fluoride level of tap water, says expert. ... the average person's cumulative exposure to fluoride from food, beverages, personal care products, and water is up to seven ... read more

What happens in your brain when you get mad, and how to control it

I love this! Especially after my last post. By using one of his strategies, "projecting peace," you can "activate a different set of mirror neurons and begin to defuse the other's anger." You can get them to mirror your calm instead of you mirro... read more

Struggle in the vegetable garden

No, not just me and my pathetic "crop management." While that's definitely been a struggle, there have apparently been physical altercations going on in the garden, specifically on top of the onions. The tops of those plants — once so proud ... read more

Food Matters film

Finally watched this "Food Matters" movie last night. It was great. MD's and pharmaceutical execs will hate it, of course. Anyway, I highly recommend it. ... read more

Benefits of turmeric

Turmeric's cardiovascular benefits foundJust an FYI, above. ... read more

Patent claims solar energy 'breakthrough'

I hope this is for real. wwwmondreamsheadline20130508-6 In a U.S. patent application, a little-known Maryland inventor claims a stunning solar energy breakthrough that promise... read more

Pick your own fruits and vegetables

Should be fun, and you'll know it's fresh: nashvillefunforfamiliespick-your-own-produce-nashville-middle-tn See also: read more

Garden improvements

  I finished up my little rain barrel project yesterday. My three rain barrels used to be underneath the downspout coming off the roof. And that's great for catching the most rain, but the problem was that it is downhill from and not close enough t... read more

Virtual gym 'helps weight loss'

Virtual gym 'helps weight loss'As my brother says, this one's for those too lazy to actually work out. :) ... read more

This year's vegetable garden

My checklist for this year's vegetable garden: Soil tilled?Check! Top soil added?Check! Plants bought?Check! Seeds for plants not available for purchase?Check! Plants planted?Check! Now the watering ... and waiting begins!Oh, you're wonderi... read more

Will graphene supercapacitors make batteries obsolete?

Cool! ... someday. from Will Graphene Supercapacitors Make Batteries Obsolete? Researchers with the California NanoSystems Institute recently developed a new battery-like supercapacitor, a device that s... read more

Major food companies consider lobbying for GMO labeling

Maybe there is hope for mankind, after all? Thanks to the boycotts, and more people refusing to remain ignorant? Whatever the reason, this looks promising. via Activist Post: Walmart, ... read more

Avoid the pharmacy, fight the flu with remedies from the kitchen

via Avoid the Pharmacy: Fight the Flu with Remedies from the Kitchen. A gargle made from salt water can relieve a sore throat. As well, it can stop a budding infection in its tracks. Mix 1 tablespoon of salt with a cup of water... read more

Cincinnati passes resolution requiring ge food labeling

Cincinnati passes resolution requiring GE food labeling.Good!And that's where Kroger is headquartered, which might make it more interesting. ... read more

Lit motors builds a car that breaks the rules

via Lit Motors Builds a Car that Breaks the Rules. "Right now, electric cars are not sustainable," he says. "The average electric car battery pack is four times larger than ours, with one-third the range. If every car i... read more

Ford's hemp-powered, hemp-made car

  I just thought this was interesting: youtubewatch?v=54vD_cPCQM8 And here's another article on the same subject: 10 X Stronger Than Steel In The 1... read more

Genetically engineered foods versus organic foods

from Genetically Engineered Foods versus Organic Foods. Many political supporters of genetically engineered (GE) foods are feasting on organics, while promoting unlabeled GE... read more

Positive attitude equals more control over your life, better health

If you're happy, you're healthy.Or the opposite.Whatever works, right? via Positive Attitude Equals More Control, Better Health. The bottom line: when you feel in control, you take control. ... read more

Exercise primally, move, lift, and Sprint!

via Action Item #4: Exercise Primally — Move, Lift, and Sprint Moving frequently (at a slow pace) is the foundation of Primal fitness. It's what we are meant to do most often, and what we should be able ... read more

People can be fat and fit

  People can be fat AND fit as study finds obesity doesn't automatically lead to ill-healthGood news! It shows that some fat people manage to remain 'metabolically healthy' ... read more

Eat your tomato harvest all year

  Five Tasty Ways to Eat Your Tomato Harvest All Year Hello tomato harvest time. If your garden (or farmer's market, or neighbor's garden) is suddenly overwhelming you with fresh tomatoes, don't be intimidated, start... read more

Honey, I killed the superbug

  via Honey, I killed the superbug | The Australian. ... none of the bacteria [that] researchers used to test the honey, including superbugs such as flesh-eating bacteria, built up any immunity ... read more

Research shows local honey may halt allergies

For those with allergies, this might help.Research Shows Local Honey may Halt Allergies. Honey has been considered an alternative allergy treatment for many years, with many allergy sufferers swearing by its anti-allergenic properties. Until rece... read more

Our first ever Ethiopian restaurant

With Elizabeth taken for the night by her wonderful Auntie, Tara and I took the opportunity last night to use a Groupon and go to an Ethiopian restaurant, Mesob. It was our first time trying Ethiopian food.The appetizer, "sambusa," was very good. Whe... read more

Millions against Monsanto, the food fight of our lives

"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it." — Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994 "Monsanto should no... read more

The myth of the eight hour sleep

... many sleeping problems may have roots in the human body's natural preference for segmented sleep ... via BBC News - The myth of the eight-hour sleep. "It's not just the number of references — it is the way they refer to it, as if it was ... read more

MIT creates solar cell from grass clippings

A researcher at MIT, Andreas Mershin, has created solar panels from agricultural waste such as cut grass and dead leaves. In a few years, Mershin says it'll be possible to sti... read more

More evidence points to pesticide as cause of mass bee deaths

So, literally, for the sake of human survival, please stop using at least this one pesticide by Bayer! via More Evidence Points to Pesticide as Cause of Mass Bee Deaths. A new study published in N... read more

British town grows all of its own vegetables, improved civic life

  British town grows all of its own vegetables, witnesses improved civic life and reduced crime as a result. When the small British mill town of Todmorden, tucked in between Yorkshire and Lancashire, first began installing fruit and v... read more

Naturally reduce your risk of allergies

Yet again, the solutions for most of the ailments that plague modern society are to be found in the natural world, not the synthetic world of establishment medicine and Big Pharma. via Activist Post: 3 Ways to Naturally Reduce Your Ri... read more

Thanks to the FDA, you really have no idea what's in your food

via Thanks to the FDA, You Really Have No Idea Whats In Your Food. It's been stuck this way since the early 1990s, when the FDA hired former Monsanto lawye... read more

Escape from zip ties

If you're ever unlawfully detained, this might be good to know: escape from zip ties - rear escape - front ... read more

Clean 15, the 15 lowest pesticide-prone forms of produce

Clean 15: The 15 Lowest Pesticide-Prone Forms of Produce. If you don't buy organic, health experts like David Suzuki suggest avoiding toxic pesticides linked to health issues including cancer, hormone ... read more

Candwich, sandwich in a can goes on sale

  Not a bad idea! Candwich: Sandwich in a can goes on sale The American makers of the Candwich, a sandwich in a can which can be dispensed by vending machines and is opened like a can of Coke, say it's the best thing... read more

Emergency preparedness food storage

Emergency Essentials - Be Prepared Emergency Preparedness Food Storage.That's the Boy Scout motto, isn't it? Never hurts. ... read more

Solar power without solar cells

Cool! via : A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible. "You could stare at the equations of motion all day and you will not see this possibility. We've all been taught that this ... read more

1 in 4 supermarket meat samples tainted with drug resistant bacteria

Another reason to go vegetarian, although their math isn't right. Forty-seven percent is much worse than "1 in 4." Maybe we should actually read the article? :) via 1 In 4 Supermarket Me... read more

Which food additives make children behave badly

via Which Food Additives Make Children Behave Badly. "... food additives used in hundreds of children's foods and drinks can cause temper tantrums and disruptive behavior ..." ... read more

Ways to save water

Great site: Ways to save water Graywater is the water that goes down the drains from your washing machine, bathroom sinks and showers. When you stop to think about it, the average top-loading washing machine will us... read more

Don't take potassium iodide unless you are exposed to radiation

  Click below: Washingtonsblog201103dont-take-potassium-iodide-unless-you.htmlHere's a website all about nuclear energy, courtesy of my brother: allthingsnuclear... read more

Cool solution to clean up oil disaster

Don't know if they used any of this on the BP oil disaster last year, but good to know for future events.. [VIDEO]. ... read more

Pick your own fruit and vegetable farms

This could prove useful as food (and gas) prices soar this coming year: Where to Find Pick-Your-Own Fruit and Vegetable Farms Orchards for Local, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables and Pumpkins, Along With Canning, Freezing & Preserving Instructions! See... read more

The starch solution

  All about removing meat and dairy from your diet. The McDougall Newsletter - Introduction to New McDougall Book — The Starch Solution. My recommendation for eating starches puts glazed looks on people's faces, and many dismiss me as certifia... read more

Dems pull fast one with food safety bill

  via newswithviewsNWV-Newsnews233.htm It didn't take long for Democrats in the House to figure a way around the constitutional roadblock that halted the advance of S. 510: The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, following its approval by t... read more

Food safety hypocrites

  These people all need to go: libertynewsonlinearticle_301_29693.php ... read more

A few good links

Found these unrelated stories interesting. Thought I'd share: activistpost2010114-simple-ways-to-save-money-minimizing.html ... read more

Another reason to avoid Monsanto products

A very technical article. from gmo-free-regionsfileadminfilesgmo-free-regionsGMO-Free_Europe_2010Carrasco_ChemResToxAug2010.pdf It is important to note that the bul... read more

We did it!

[copied from Lori's email] Hello Everyone!!! I am so excited to tell everyone the great news!!! We did it! Cure JM was number 1 at midnight last night! Because of all of our wonderful friends and family we were able to win the 250K grant from Pepsi! ... read more

Buy local food

from Using Local Organic Cooperatives To Defeat Globalists Okay, you're awake, back among the human tribe.Now what? You are not alone in wondering what is the best way to fight the globalists.There is a vastly growing human... read more

Burn your bra

Apparently, they cause cancer.No kidding!Here's the link: all-naturalbras.html Women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer (in their study, n=2056 for the cancer group and n=2674 for the... read more

Maybe cashiers need to wear gloves

Maybe their customers should wear gloves, too. via Bpa C... read more

Genetically engineered food right to know act

Ask Your Congresspersons to Cosponsor HR 5577, Representative Kucinich's Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act 10. Almost all non-organic processed food or animal products in the U.S. today contain ingredients that come from genetically en... read more

Stop buying paper towels

Save the rain forests and add a little style back to your dinner table. Use dinner napkins. You know, actual cloth napkins. Remember those? Your mother used to use them. Maybe your grandmother. Anyway, stop buying paper towels! It's a waste of paper,... read more

Safety first

Always wear your safety glasses when mowing the lawn or weed-eating. I didn't today (though I do half the time), and I got hit in the eye with a rock that was launched by the mower blade, bounced off the side of the house, and hit me in the left eye.... read more

Make your own toothpaste

  Make your own (healthy) toothpaste here: make-your-own-safe-natural-and-healthy-tooth-pastes-and-tooth-cleansers-1955 Virtually all commercial toothpastes contain one or both of two problema... read more

Saved a blackberry bush

A couple of them, actually. I was going to post this to blackberryrescue, but there is no such site. Wait, maybe I should check. You never know. Guess what? There IS such a site, but it has to do with the ubiquitous electronic device. Anywa... read more

Pesticides causing ADHD?

It might explain the relatively recent phenomena. via msnbc.msnid37156010nshealth-kids_and_parenting ... read more

Amnesty day at the dump!

I know, that sounds weird. But I just returned from the dumprecycling center, in my case the one on Omohundro Drive. I dropped off the old dishwasher along with my usual recycling and household trash. Anyway, the woman there told me that today ... read more

Waxman sneaks anti-vitamin amendment into Wall Street reform bill

As [anonymous] reminds us, "Waxman represents L.A. on the west side up to Santa Monica. I bet those people take LOTS of supplements." naturalnews028687_Henry_Waxman_health_freedom.html ... read more

Water problem solution ideas

[Email from [anonymous] to Nashville mayor regarding drinkable water shortage]: Mayor Dean, if you announce STIFF FINES for anyone exceeding HALF OF LAST MONTH'S WATER USAGE, and SUPER STIFF FINES for anyone exceeding last month's usage, you will g... read more

Decent breakfast place?

Calling all breakfast eaters: Does anyone know of a decent place for breakfast near Nashville's (BNA) airport? My sister is passing through town next weekend and wants to have breakfast with Elizabeth (everyone else is secondary). We have a short tim... read more

Has the FDA lost its mind ... again?

cherries and walnuts are not drugs In the latest volley of the US Food and Drug Administration's bizarre war on scientific freedom of speech, the FDA has sent a Warning Letter to the president and CEO of Diamond Food... read more

Make your own sports drink

  ... for a fraction of the cost.This is the one thing that kills our food budget, but we keep buying it because my back muscles seem to need the electrolytes to keep from spasming.At least, that's what I've convinced myself of.I've been battling back ... read more

Cake mixes & toxins

by Anonymous PLEASE remember to check your cupboards when you get home tonight!!! Throw away ALL OUTDATED pancake mix, brownie mixes, Bisquick, cake and cookie mixes, etc., you have in your home. A high school student had pancakes and it almost be... read more

GMO foods

Genetically modified cotton is poisoning people in India. In this country, non-organic soybeans, corn and canola (most non-organic of these are GMO) are poisoning people. It's in corn chips and other products. They are making soybeans and corn that a... read more

Wine review

Yes, we do it all here at FriendsNews! If I said to you "Bohemian Highway, California Merlot 2007," what would you think? Crap? Just this side of Thunderbird? Well, you'd be wrong. At the amazingly low price of $6 for the small bottle, it's just... read more

6 ways mushrooms can save the world

Very cool talk given here. He talks fast, so you have to pay close attention. via Mycologist Paul Stamets lists 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the universe: cleaning ... read more

Epidural steroid injection

Well, I finally had my epidural steroid injection that I seem to need every 3 or 4 years for my bulgingrupturedherniated disc (between L4 and L5, for you medics out there). I just got the shot yesterday at the Pain Management Group in Antioch. I'm ... read more

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