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Winter oranges in Nebraska

How to exercise without moving your body

Good news! See... how-to-exercise-without-moving-your-body/ Wouldn't it be nice if we lived in a magical world w... read more

Essential oil uses

Here's an interesting (and hopefully useful) article someone sent us.... read more

Time for trees

Time for Trees. Another worthy cause.... read more

Atlanta food forest

Such a great idea! Atlanta's City Council just voted in favor of t... read more

Sacred chocolate

See Food of the gods ... drinking a homemade cacao hot chocolate in the mornings instead of coffee ... unleashes such bea... read more

Veterinary medicine said to cure cancer. Cancer industry not happy.

Dog de-worming medicine allegedly cures cancer. See Cancer cure ha... read more

Attract butterflies and bees to your garden, reduce wi-fi

via ... read more

Cayenne supplements

I'd like to report that if anyone has prostate issues, the best treatment I know of is ... read more

Chlorine dioxide breaks down glyphosate in body (allegedly)

...and so allegedly cures autism and Alzheimer's. See "I should say something about bleach, as a number of critics insist MMS (chlori... read more

Wildlife bridges

I love this! See wildlife bridges Bridges for bears and tunnels for tortoises ... read more

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

Looks like a worthwhile project. Click the link/badge below for more info ... read more

How to lose hundreds of pounds

See every-breath-you-take. ... contrary to intuition, over 90% of lost weight leaves the body as carbon dioxide exhaled from the l... read more


Did you know about this rock from Russia? It'... read more

More than half using prescription drugs quit after using cannabis and CBD

Interesting article here: more-than-half-quit-using-prescription-drugs ... read more

Give your liver a break

pesticide levels dropped after organic diet... read more

Antibiotics kill good bacteria, too

"A healthy blood-brain barrier is necessary for keeping unwanted molecules and cells from entering into the brain from the bloodstream. Without a healthy blood-brain barrier, pathogens can pass from the bloodstream in... read more

HPV, a manufactured crisis

HPV vaccines are touted as a safe and effective cure for cervical cancer, but the evidence tells a different story.See anh-usa/hpv/... read more

5G coming to OH and TN

And that's not a good thing. See also ... read more

Turmeric, cinnamon & ginger tea

from My Persian Kitchen Prep time: 1 min Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 31 mins Serves: 1 cup Ingredients 1 tsp grated fresh turmeric 1... read more

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

For those "asking for a friend," see marijuana-hemp-cbd-whats-legal-and-where: "As ... read more

27-pound bucket of mac and cheese

We should just go ahead and get this for our 13yo daughter.... read more

Autism said to be linked to aluminum adjuvants

via aluminum-vaccines-cause-autism "We now have 5 years of medical research, mostly from outside the United States, incrim... 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 risks/dangers of each vaccine."... read more

Merck accused of fraud re Gardasil

They failed to clearly state... "... the minimal risk that, even once the individual was infected with the HPV virus, the infection would result in precancerous lesions..." via ... read more

Mosquito anti-itch cream

FYI: Aileen's Instagram page "I don't know about you but mosquitoes are crazy for me! Made some anti-itch cream. :) we shall see if it works! #he... 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 r... 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."W... 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.&... read more

Actual environmental issues

Here are some actual environmental issues that we should be addressing instead of "cl... read more

Horsetail herb said to remove aluminum

According to the "Health Ranger," anyway.... read more

Drop the diet drinks

from Diet drinks TRIPLE risk stroke dementia "Diet drinks TRIPLE your risk of stroke and de... read more

Wild lettuce to help pain

This looks very familiar in my yard. Go here for more info: lettuce "I'm ... read more

Extra recess time alleviates 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 activit... read more

Leave the trees, please

Another reason for short-sighted land developers to leave as many trees as possible when destroying/preparing the site for the next new neighborhood. See ... read more

Farm of the future?

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

If your brakes go out

Antibiotics can have severe lasting effects

Antibiotics can have severe lasting effects; choose raw horseradish or these natural remedies instead from Antibiotics can ... 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-... 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 Russi... 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: ... 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. ... read more

Being overweight means you live longer

Why being 'overweight' means... 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? :) ] I looked online and it's hard to find direct, simple instructions, they tend to get academic or theoret... 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 far... 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... 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, Det... 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 ... read more

Just 'cuz you cut off its head...

... 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 ... read more

Nutty grain and oat bars

I need to try this. Too bad I hate cooking so much. I eat way too many ... read more

Farmers use social media to stop food waste

Farmers use social media to stop food waste. So far, Crop... read more

10 ways to survive skyrocketing food prices

Good to know. from 10 Ways to Survive Skyrocketing Food Prices "Food prices are... read more

52 plants in the wild you can eat

FIRST, an important note: NEVER eat unripe elderberries. 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 ... 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 ... read more

Contributing factors to happiness

What a great experiment ... and website!Scientists Discover One Of The Greatest Co... read more

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

The good news is that the research shows 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 B... 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.&qu... read more

Anti-inflammatory smoothie to heal you from the inside out

I think I'll try this. " If you are battling an aliment or just want to feel good - this sm... 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 ... 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 ... 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... 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 &mdas... read more

Benefits of Turmeric

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

Pick your own fruits and vegetables

Should be fun, and you'll know it's fresh: pick-your-own-produce 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 no... 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? ... 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 ... 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 r... read more

Cincinnati passes resolution requiring GE food labeling

Cincinnati passes resolution requiring GE food labeling.Good!And that's where Kroger is head... 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 sustain... read more

Ford's hemp-powered, hemp-made car

I just thought this was interesting: youtube/watch?v=54vD_cPCQM8 And here's another article on the same subject: ... 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,... read more

Exercise primally, move, lift, and sprint!

via Action Item #4: Exercise Primally — Move, Lift, and Sprint "Moving frequently... read more

People can be fat and fit

People can be fat AND fitGood news! "It shows that s... 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 ... read more

Honey, I killed the superbug

via Honey, I killed the superbug | The Australian. "... none of the bacteria [that] rese... 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 altern... 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, ... 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 ... 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 slee... 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 ... read more

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

British town grows all of its own vegetables, witnes... 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 ... 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 stuc... read more

Escape from zip ties

If you're ever unlawfully detained, this might be good to know: escape from zip ties - rear; ... 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 ... 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 ... 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. " BePrepared is the world's large... read more

Supermarket meat 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 ... read more

Which food additives make children behave badly

via Which Food Additives Make Children Behave Badly. "... food a... read more

Ways to save water

Great site: Ways to save water "Graywater is the water that goes down the drains from your washi... read more

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

Click below: dont-take-potassium-iodide-unlessHere's a website all about nuclear energy, courtesy of my brother... 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.Cool solution to clean up oil disaster. [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 Pump... 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. ... read more

Dems pull fast one with food safety bill

via newswithviews/NWV-News/news233.htm "It didn't take long for Democrats in the House to figure a way around the constitutional roa... read more

Food safety hypocrites

These people all need to go: libertynewsonline/article_301_29693.php... read more

A few good links

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

Another reason to avoid Monsanto products

A very technical article. from GMO-Free_Europe_2010 "It is import... 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 2... read more

Buy local food

via Using Local Organic Cooperatives To Defeat Globalists "Okay, you're awake, back among the human tribe. Now... read more

Burn your bra

... after you remove it, of course. Apparently, they cause cancer. No kidding! Here's the link: all-natural/bras.html Women who wore thei... read more

Maybe cashiers need to wear gloves

Maybe their customers should wear ... 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 ingredien... read more


New technique to produce hydrogen fuel from waterOld footage from BP relief well oil blow-out:... 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... 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 ... read more

Make your own toothpaste

Make your own (healthy) toothpaste here: make-your-own-safe-natural-and-healthy-tooth-pastes-... 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 sit... read more

Pesticides causing ADHD?

It might explain the relatively recent phenomena. via health-kids_and_parenting/ See also ... read more

Amnesty day at the dump!

I know, that sounds weird. But I just returned from the dump/recycling 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 to... read more

Waxman sneaks anti-vitamin amendment into Wall Street reform bill

Waxman represents L.A. on the west side up to Santa Monica. I bet those people take LOTS of supplements. via naturalnews/028687_Henry... 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 ... 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 h... 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... 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 myse... read more

Cake mixes & toxins

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 a... 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... 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... 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 6 ways mushrooms can save the w... 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 bulging/ruptured/herniated disc (between L4 and L5, for you medics out there). I just got the shot yesterday at the ... read more


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Kind Earth Recipes by Anastasia Real Italian pizza!Best pizza [one of our readers has] ever had. Kinda pricey... read more

A few tips

Reheat Pizza Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really wo... read more