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Plants That Attract Positive Energy

Apart from being good home décor accessories, many plants actually improve the flow of positive energy in the space and give you a sense of well-being every day.

7 Plants that attract Positive Energy

You can reduce the negative energy by adding some specific plants to your home or office. This will not only benefit you but also other people around you.

Lucky Bamboo

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If you wish to bring health, love and luck to your life, lucky bamboo (Dracaena braunii) is one indoor plant that you should have at home. This plant has been used for thousands of years in Asia as a symbol of good fortune and prosperity.

According to feng shui, the vertical shape of this tall, green plant represents the element wood. This element influences our life energy, vitality and physical activity.

The plant’s stalks resemble bamboo, and the leaves are similar in shape.

Lucky bamboo is a very low-maintenance plant. Place it in a corner of a room that has low lighting and away from direct sunlight, preferably the east or southeast corner. Keep it in a glass bowl with about 1 inch of distilled or purified water.

Keep the bamboo stalks to odd numbers as they are considered to be most lucky.

Note: As the bamboo plant belongs to the Dracaena family, it is toxic to dogs and cats.

Money Plant

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Epipremnum aureum is a beautiful plant and also known as golden pothos, hunter’s robe, ivy arum, silver vine and taro vine.

According to feng shui, this plant produces a positive energy flow that attracts good luck and fortune. This is why it is recommended to put this plant inside the house rather than in your garden.

Plus, it helps purify air polluted with synthetic chemicals from furniture and cleaning solutions. It filters the indoor air and increases oxygen inflow.

A perennial, this plant can be grown as either a trailer or a climber. It has heart-shaped leaves, needs little maintenance and is incredibly easy to propagate.

Always try to place a money plant in front of a sharp corner or angle. This position helps reduce anxiety and stress as well as negative thoughts. However, avoid placing it in the northeast corner as well as along the north and east walls of your house.

It is believed that the plant’s shoot should point upward to bring you wealth and prosperity.

 

Sage

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This herb contains incredible cleansing qualities and has the ability to help bid adieu to negative vibes.

It can be used to get rid of negative emotions, such as anger and fear, from your life. It also promotes the flow of positive energy in your home and office.

In North America, there is a tradition called smudging, where people burn white sage bundles to get rid of negative energy.

It is believed that when done with the right intent and respect, smudging greatly helps boost positive energy in you and the place around you.

A pot of sage by the window will make your house smell great. You can also use the leaves to improve your health, as they contain antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, hypoglycemic and estrogenic properties.

This plant can add splashes of green color to brighten up a dull spot in your house or office. However, do not place it in areas that are very dry or have low humidity.

 

Holy Basil

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Holy basil, a part of Hindu culture and Ayurvedic medicine, helps clear the air of negative energy and attracts positive vibrations to the environment.

Growing a basil plant in one’s home or garden is believed to have a spiritual healing effect on the environment. This benefits the residents of the premises in many ways.

It is one of the few plants that emit oxygen 20 hours a day and also absorbs harmful gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide from the environment. You must place this plant in a north, east or northeast area of your home or garden.

Holy basil is a powerful antioxidant with antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat a variety of conditions –from the common cold to bronchitis and from a fever to digestive problems.

The plant’s tender leaves are edible. They can be consumed fresh or used to make tea. The leaves can even be used to purify water. This purified water should be sprinkled throughout your home to boost positive energy.

 

Orchid

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According to feng shui, the orchid is another potted plant that attracts positive energy. It not only improves the energy of the home, but also the lives of the owners themselves – both spiritually and physically.

Ancient Greeks associated orchids with fertility and virility, making it a great gift for newly married couples.

The long-lasting flowers are beautiful and come in different shapes and sizes to suit different types of interior décor. The sweet and pleasant fragrance of the orchid also uplifts your mood.

Orchids not only absorb carbon dioxide, they also release oxygen at night. So, a bedroom is a good place for your orchid.

Not just beautiful, they are so easy to take care of! The plants need light soil moisture to survive.

 

Peace Lily

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As the name says, you got to have this plant in your house.

The peace lily is another beautiful flowering plant that can help you prosper spiritually, mentally and physically. The glossy spiked leaves improve the flow of good energy in your home.

This plant even purifies air by breaking down and neutralizing harmful indoor gases. It can detox the indoor air of toxins like formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide.

Peace lily plants are also super easy to care for. They grow well in shaded or dark environments, hence they make a perfect addition to a basement, a small office and even a corner closet.

You can also place them in a bedroom to provide a sense of tranquility and restful sleep.

Plus, these deep green plants with gorgeous bright white blooms go with any type of interior décor.

 

Rosemary

I just love this plant in food. It is definitely my favorite herb.

Rosemary is good for your physical and mental well-being. It also aids in air purification to keep your home and office free of harmful toxins.

Plus, it offers medicinal benefits that have been used since the ancient times to treat several health problems.

It smells so incredible that it can instantly lift your mood, reduce fatigue, fight anxiety, improve your memory and treat insomnia and loss of strength. Rosemary also brings inner peace, thus it surely deserves a place in your home.

Keep rosemary in a sunny spot and do not over water it.

As a bonus, you can use the leaves to make tea whenever you please or especially when you suffer from a headache.

You can even place a few sprigs of dried rosemary in cloth bags and place them in several areas of the home to attract positive energy.

The most interesting health benefits of rosemary include its ability to boost memory, improve mood, treat Alzheimer’s, heal cancer, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and protect the immune system. The herb also helps stimulate circulation, detoxify the body, protect the body from bacterial infections, prevent premature aging, and heal skin conditions.

Fresh rosemary has a very [2 high reserve of vitamins such as vitamin Avitamin Cvitamin B6, thiamin, folate, as well as minerals like magnesiumcalciumcopperiron, and manganese. It has abundant antioxidants in its phenolic compounds such as diterpene, carnosol, and rosmarinic acid, as well as in its essential oils such as cineol, camphene, borneol, bornyl acetate, α-terpineol, and α-pinene.

The herb has high dietary fiber. It is low in cholesterol and sodium but high in saturated fats.

 

Jasmine

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Jasmine, also known as the couple’s plant, attracts positive energy and helps strengthen your relationship and build romance.

The sweet smell of jasmine helps eliminate negative energy from a room and boosts your confidence and optimism.

Additionally, its pleasant smell can help soothe your stressed mind, while providing you with a bit of refreshed energy. It even helps fight issues like mental blockage and sadness.

When growing indoors, place this beautiful plant near a south-facing window. You can enjoy it in the bedroom or any other room where you spend the most time with your partner.

You can even grow it in your garden and place it in the north, east or northeast area of your garden.

The health benefits of jasmine tea include a reduced risk of heart attack, stronger immune system, and prevention of diabetes. It prevents cancer, improves the digestive process, and lowers cholesterol levels. It has also been found to eliminate harmful bacteria and ease chronic inflammation.

Jasmine tea is not considered an “herbal tea” because it is actually a normal tea (green, white, black, or oolong) that is flavored with jasmine flowers to create the unique scent and taste.

China has a long and famed history with tea, and jasmine is one of the most popular types to emerge from this ancient nation. Jasmine tea first appeared in official records during the Song Dynasty, which ended in the 13thCentury A.D., but at that time, it was mainly reserved for royalty. It may have originally come from Persia, through India, along with the cultural exportation of Buddhism to China.

 

Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant is a bearer of good luck and positive energy. The energy it releases can fight off bad luck and vibes.

It is a very easy plant to care for, making it a staple in many homes. You can place in indirect sunlight or artificial light and water it regularly. However, remember that this plant cannot tolerate standing water, so proper drainage is a must.

Aloe vera will decorate a room with quiet grace, while also doing the duty of a self-regenerating first-aid kit. From minor burns to acne, you can use the gel to treat many common skin problems.

It is recommended to place an aloe vera plant in a passageway so that it can absorb the negative energies in your home. You can also put it in your living area or in the area where you greet guests.

You can even sow an aloe vera plant in the backyard for economic stability.

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Aloe Vera has been a miracle plant for quite some time. It’s one of the rare beneficial plants that can you can use both externally and internally. It yields the same results with the same efficiency. This wonderful cactus has been a staple of ancient American medicine for quite some time. It saves many lives by curing many annoying conditions. It’s one of those eternal natural remedies that keep on helping humanity. It helps in battling annoying microbes and other infections, and always has a place in modern medicine. It is independent of the fact that how much technology advances and what point it reaches.

Many experts have concluded that aloe vera is, in fact, one of nature’s most powerful herbs. It has an incredible versatility when it comes to tackling diseases. From a plethora of vitamins and plenty of useful minerals, aloe vera has a place in every diet. It can solve any problem. To help everyone understand this often overlooked herb, we’ve decided to compile the ten best health benefits of this magical cactus. From a stronger immune system to better digestion, it seems as if this beneficial plant can do everything. It’s cheap, available and versatile. So there is absolutely nothing stopping you from trying it out. You won’t regret it, and your life will be turned around.

 

Chrysantemum

Chrysanthemum also attracts positive vibrations, while keeping away the negative ones. In Buddhism, chrysanthemum represents purity and honesty. In fact, the Chinese and the Japanese believe in the healing power of chrysanthemum.

Plus, its strong air-cleaning qualities can help purify the air and remove toxins, such as trichloroethylene, benzene, formaldehyde, ammonia and other chemicals.

This plant promotes well-being in the home and also symbolizes long life. Known to promote happiness and good moods, it is recommended to place the plant in areas where constant tension is generated. Known for its beauty, even looking at it can provide a sense of calmness.

As the flowers come in different colors, including red, orange, yellow, white and lavender, you can choose one that goes with your home décor.

It may be used to equally good effect in the garden or in a window box where it gets indirect sunlight.

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While this may not be the first variety of tea you think of when you’re looking for a brew, chrysanthemum tea has been around for more than a thousand years, and is believed to have originated in the Song Dynasty in China. Chrysanthemum flowers that are used to make this powerful tea come in a number of varieties, but traditionally, the scientific name of this beneficial [1plant is Chrysanthemum indicum. Unlike many other herbal teas, which use only the leaves of a plant in order to brew the beverage, chrysanthemum tea is made by infusing hot water with full flowers, which release a wide variety of antioxidants, organic compounds, vitaminsminerals, amino acids, and soothing chemicals into the mixture, making for a delicious and highly nutritious drink!

The tea is traditionally made in China but has since spread around the world and you will know this tea by the floral scent, the flowers steeping in the bottom of the pot, as well as occasional wolfberries or other herbs. There are four main varieties of this tea still prepared and consumed in China, from different species of this flowering plant. The tea’s color is pale to bright yellow, depending on the strength of the tea and how long you’ve steeped the flowers. Its medicinal [2uses have been known for centuries, making it highly sought after by natural healers.

Many people associate having a cup of tea with relaxing and unwinding after a long day, and chrysanthemum tea is particularly good for this purpose. For generations, this tea variety has helped to lower blood pressure, cool the body, and reduce inflammation, all of which can help to induce calmness. The powerful antioxidants and minerals present in the tea can help your body better regulate itself and eliminate [3unnecessary stresshormones in the blood.

 

Lavender

Lavender essential oil is the most used essential oil in the world today, but the benefits of lavender were actually discovered over 2,500 years ago. Because of its powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, calming and antidepressive properties, lavender oil benefits abound and it’s been used both cosmetically and therapeutically for centuries. (1)

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The Egyptians used lavender for mummification and as a perfume. In fact, when King Tut’s tomb was opened in 1923, there was said to be a faint scent of lavender that could still be detected after 3,000 years.

Early and modern aromatherapy texts advocate for lavender’s use as an antibacterial essential oil. The leaves and stems of the plant were used to prepare decoctions against digestive system diseases and rheumatism, and lavender was valued for its cosmetic purposes. The Romans used lavender oil for bathing, cooking and purifying the air. And in the Bible, lavender oil was among the aromatics used for anointing and healing. (2)

Today, lavender oil benefits for your body include the following:

  • Reduce anxiety and emotional stress
  • Protect against diabetes symptoms
  • Improve brain function
  • Help to heal burns and wounds
  • Improve sleep
  • Restore skin complexion and reduce acne
  • Slow aging with powerful antioxidants
  • Relieve pain
  • Alleviate headaches
Because lavender oil contains such versatile properties and is gentle enough to apply directly to the skin, I consider it a must-have oil, especially if you are just getting started with using essential oils for your health. Science has only recently started to evaluate the range of health benefits that lavender essential oil contains, but there’s already an abundance of evidence that points out the amazing capabilities of this oil. (3)

Peppermint

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a hardy perennial herb that is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint. It’s native to Europe, but can be found all across the world. With a long history of therapeutic use for a variety of ailments that extends back to ancient Egypt, peppermint is referred to as “the world’s oldest medicine.”

Nutritionally, peppermint offers vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, fiber, and it’s low-calorie. Its refreshing flavor and cooling sensation lead to its inclusion in many products including mouthwash, toothpaste, soap, and ointment. Regardless if you obtain it from your local farmer’s market or grow it in your own herb garden at home, peppermint leaf offers many amazing health benefits.

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Benefits of Peppermint

  • Defends against lice, fungus, and worms
  • Supports digestive health
  • Promotes respiratory health
  • Promotes oral health
  • May relieve headaches
  • Soothes against stress
  • Supports the liver
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Soothes muscle tissue

 

This just shows that we need plants around us,

and some are very important for a better life.

So go green in every way.

 

Love, plants and healthy life

Brian

 

 

 

 

 

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Do Something Wise

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Bayer — one of the world’s biggest producers of bee-killing pesticides — is about to hold its annual shindig for shareholders.

This gives us a crucial opportunity to take the fight to Bayer, and show its shareholders exactly what is being done in their name.

Bayer has been fighting tooth and nail to overturn Europe’s bee-killing pesticide ban. They’ve been busy fighting in court, lobbying behind-the-scenes and spending wads of cash in the process. Why? Because Bayer knows if Europe’s ban stays, it spells the end of its profits from selling bee-killing neonics.

SumOfUs was created to stand up to corporations putting profits ahead of our environment and our health. So we’re planning to get a group of beekeepers inside Bayer’s shareholder meeting to speak out for the bees, and make sure the shareholders can’t hide from our message.

 

Da jeg tidligere på året var i Thailand, besøgte jeg elefantreservatet BLES, som vi støtter med hjælp fra dyrevenner som dig. Efter med egne øjne at have set elefanter blive slået og leve i lænker i turistindustrien, var det en lettelse at komme til BLES.

Her blev jeg mindet om, at vi KAN give de stakkels, mishandlede elefanter et godt liv. Der er stadig alt for mange elefanter, der har brug for vores hjælp – men det føles godt at vide, at de reddede elefanter i BLES nu har friheden til at leve et godt elefantliv.

I BLES foregår alting på elefanternes præmisser – lige fra hvad tid, de går i gang med dagens vandretur ud i reservatet, til hvilke andre elefanter de tilbringer deres tid sammen med. Menneskene følger bare med og indretter sig efter dyrene.

https://www.worldanimalprotection.dk/nyheder/paa-besoeg-hos-elefanterne-i-bles?utm_source=email_news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dk_wine&utm_content=18-05-2018_bles

Dear Brian

In an incredibly dangerous move, the government has just proposed radical new rules that could make it as easy for fracking companies to drill as putting up a garden shed [1].

This would remove the rights of local people to have their say. 

But the decision isn’t set in stone. The government is launching a consultation on its new plans. And that means we have a small window of opportunity to demand they don’t open the floodgates for frackers to drill across huge parts of the country.

On June 1st, local water defenders in Osceola Township are heading to court to stop Nestlé from sucking their community dry.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) granted Nestlé a permit to pump this community’s water at huge profit. But the township are fighting back and getting ready to challenge the decision court.

They have a strong case too — in 2009, Michigan courts ruled against Nestlé when it tried to make another a huge water grab.

SumOfUs members like you have been supporting Osceola Township since last year — and now the community have once again asked for your help.

These are just a very few examples of what is going on in the world, just in front of you.

https://www.sumofus.org/

So you see there is a lot of good hearted fighters around the world, fighting a good course for our Earth. Will you join or do you live your life in ignorance and with your eyes wide shot…???

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

 

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The True Beauty Of Nature

2. “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.'”

—Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

3. “Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.”

—Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

4. “‘Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’ …

‘It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth.'”

—Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

6. “If we surrendered

to earth’s intelligence

we could rise up rooted, like trees.”

—Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

7. “The glitter in the sky looks as if I could scoop it all up in my hands and let the stars swirl and touch one another, but they are so distant, so very far apart, that they cannot feel the warmth of each other, even though they are made of burning.”

—Beth Revis, Across the Universe

8. “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'”

―Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

10. “This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”

—John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir

11. “Snow was falling,

so much like stars

filling the dark trees

that one could easily imagine

its reason for being was nothing more

than prettiness.”

—Mary Oliver, “Snowy Night”

12. “Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.”

―Robert Frost, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”

14. “Quiet stars and the still of expectation. The eucalyptus branches heavy with evening dew, their feet shuffling woodchips, braiding eights in the silver grass, and edging hillocks from the first mulch of fall.”

—Will Chancellor, A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall

15. “The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”

—Christopher Paolini, Eragon

16. “But especially he loved to run in the dim twilight of the summer midnights, listening to the subdued and sleepy murmurs of the forest, reading signs and sounds as a man may read a book, and seeking for the mysterious something that called—called, waking or sleeping, at all times, for him to come.”

—Jack London, The Call of the Wild

18. “‘To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.'”

—Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

19. “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. … There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

—Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

20. “These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs.”

―Anton Chekhov, “A Day in the Country”

22. “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,

There is a rapture on the lonely shore,

There is society, where none intrudes,

By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:

I love not Man the less, but Nature more.”

—Lord Byron, “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage”

23. “Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

—John Muir, Our National Parks

24. “I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling.”

—Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

 

Have a great day in nature. Enjoy it….

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Friends Of The Earth

Together we can protect people and planet

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Save Sherwood Forest from fracking

Our investigations have revealed that a huge energy company called INEOS wants to explore for shale gas in beloved Sherwood Forest – the first step towards fracking.

We aren’t going to sit idly by and let this happen. 

We need your help, and we need it urgently. Please give what you can to our fighting fund today.

Donate To Save Sheerwood:

https://act.friendsoftheearth.uk/donate/savesherwood

Love Earth

Brian

 

 

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Foods You Can Regrow

Want to take your commitment to local foods to the next level? Look no further than your own trash can or compost bin. While many people think of food scraps—such as carrot tops, onion bottoms, and the tips of romaine hearts or pineapples—as waste (or future fertilizer), these items can be enjoyed all over again.

Reduce waste, save money, and build self-sufficiency with this handy guide to growing real food from scraps.

You can grow your own avocado

Don’t throw away your avocado pits. Use them to grow an avocado tree. Not every pit will produce roots, so your best bet is to try two or three pits at once. Start by cleaning off the pit, removing any remains by rinsing it under cold water and then toweling it dry. Push four toothpicks into the pit, evenly spaced apart. Use the toothpicks to balance the pit over the top of a glass jar (feel free to salvage a wide-mouthed jar from the recycling bin), making sure the pit is pointy side up. Fill the dish or jar with water, enough that about half of the pit is submerged. Place the dish/jar in a sunlit area and change the water every day or so. After approximately three to six weeks, the top of the pit will begin to split open. Several weeks after that, a stem, leaves, and roots will begin to grow.

A few weeks after this growth occurs, you should see leaves. Be patient. In approximately three months, when your tree is around 7 to 8 inches tall, plant it in a 10-inch pot with adequate drainage. Fill the pot with soil, and press your avocado sapling into it, root-side down (so the top half of the pit remains uncovered). Keep the sapling in a sunny area and water it regularly.

how to regrow basil from scraps

Liven up pasta dishes, sauces, and pizzas, all for the price of one basil plant. Select several 4-inch stems from a bunch of basil. Then strip all leaves from about 75 percent of each stem with a sharp knife. Put the stems in a jar of water and place in a sunny (but not too hot) location. Change the water every other day. You’ll soon notice new roots form along the stems.

When the roots grow to about 2 inches in length, plant the individual stems in a 4-inch pot. Keep the pot in an area that gets at least six hours of sunshine each day, and water regularly. Harvest when the plants are full grown but do not remove all the leaves at one time.

grow your own bok choy from scraps

Cut off the base of a bok choy plant and place it in a bowl bottom-down. Add a small amount of water in the bowl. Cover the whole base with water, but do not add more than 1/4 inch above the base. Replace water every few days. In about one week, you should see regrowth around the center of the base.

Once you see regrowth, transfer the plant to a container or garden. Cover everything except the new growth with soil. Your bok choy should be full grown and ready to harvest in approximately five months.

How to grow your own cabbage from scraps

Grow your very own cabbage patch for cheap. Place leftover leaves in a bowl and add a small amount of water in the bottom. Set the bowl in an area that receives a lot of sunlight. Every couple of days, replace the water and mist the leaves with water.

When roots and new leaves begin to appear, transplant the cabbage into a garden. Harvest when fully grown, then repeat with the new leaves.

You can grow your own carrot greens

Instead of defaulting to the compost, use carrot tops to grow healthy carrot greens. Place a carrot top or tops in a bowl, cut side down. Fill the bowl with about an inch of water so the top is halfway covered. Place the dish in a sunny windowsill and change the water every day.

The tops will eventually sprout shoots. When they do, plant the tops in soil, careful not to cover the shoots. Harvest the greens to taste. (Some people prefer the baby greens; others prefer them fully grown.)

How to grow celery from scraps

Rinse off the base of a bunch of celery and place it in a small bowl or similar container (any wide-mouthed, glass, or ceramic container should do). Fill the container with warm water, cut stalks facing upright. Place the bowl in a sunny area. Leave the base as-is for about one week and change the water every other day. Use a spray bottle to gently mist the plant every other day. The tiny yellow leaves around the center of the base will grow thicker and turn dark green.

After five to seven days, move the celery base to a planter or garden and cover it with soil, leaving the leaf tips uncovered. Keep the plant well watered. You’ll soon notice celery leaves regenerate from the base, as well as a few small stalks. Harvest when fully grown, then repeat the process.

How to grow cilantro from scraps

Just like basil, cilantro can regrow roots, and grow new plants once replanted. Simply place cilantro stems in a bowl of water, put the bowl in a sunny area, and change the water every other day.

Once the stems sprout plenty of roots, plant them in a pot. Expect new shoots to come up in a few weeks. In a few months, you’ll have a full-grown plant. Harvest leaves as needed, but be sure not to strip a stem of all its leaves at one time.

How to grow garlic sprouts from scraps

While you may not be able to grow garlic bulbs, you can grow garlic sprouts—also known as garlic greens—from a clove or bulb. Place a budding clove (or even a whole bulb) in a small cup, bowl, or jar. Add water until it covers the bottom of the container and touches the bottom of the cloves. Be careful not to submerge the cloves in order to avoid rot. Change the water every other day and place in a sunny area.

After a few days, the clove or bulb will start to produce roots. Sprouts may grow as long as 10 inches, but snip off the greens once they’re around 3 inches tall. Just be sure not to remove more than one-third of each sprout at one time. They’re tasty on top of baked potatoes, salads, in dips, or as a simple garnish.

How to grow ginger from scraps

Fresh ginger is great to spruce up soups or stir fries, but it can also be pricey. Have your ginger and grow it too from an existing rhizome. Just pull off a piece of ginger from a fresh chunk and place it in potting soil with the smallest buds facing down. Plant ginger in a garden plot or planter that receives only indirect sunlight. The ginger will grow new shoots and roots.

When it’s ready to harvest, pull up the entire plant, including the roots. Remove a piece of the rhizome and replant again to continue reaping the rewards.

How to grow onion from scraps

Instead of tossing the green part of these veggies, use them to grow more. Place the greens in a cup or recycled jar filled with water. Put the cup or jar on a windowsill and change the water every other day. In about a week, you should have a new green onion, leek, and/or scallion to add to your supper. Harvest when fullygrown—just make sure to leave the roots in the water.

How to grow hot peppers from scraps

Harvest the seeds from your favorite spicy peppers and plant them in soil in a sunny area. Peppers tend to grow fast, so get your pickling materials ready. Once you have a new crop, save the seeds so you can repeat the process.

How to grow lemongrass from scraps

A frequent component of Thai dishes, lemongrass is a great addition to marinades, stir-fries, spice rubs, and curry pastes. To grow your own from scraps, cut off the tops of a bunch of lemongrass and place the stalks in water. Change the water every few days. In approximately two or three weeks, you should see new roots.

When the stems have developed strong root growth, plant the stalks in a pot or garden (preferably in an area that receives lots of sun). Because lemongrass needs to stay warm year round, plant the stalks in a container that can be moved inside during the winter months. Harvest lemongrass once it reaches one foot in height; just cut off the amount you need, being careful not to uproot the plant.

Hot to grow mushrooms from scraps

Be a fungi (or gal) and grow your own mushrooms from scraps. Start by removing the mushroom’s cap; you only need the stalk. Plant the stalks in soil and cover everything except for the very top of the stalks. Harvest your mushrooms when fully grown.

How to grow onions scraps

Here’s another simple one. Just place an onion bottom in the ground and it will regenerate its roots. Once roots appear, remove the old onion bottom and allow the roots to grow. Harvest when onions are fully grown.

How to grow pineapple from scraps

Here’s one for people who aren’t afraid of a long-term commitment. While it can take up to two years for a re-planted pineapple top to bear fruit, the satisfaction of growing your own pineapple is well worth the wait.

Choose a pineapple with green, fresh leaves. Remove the top of the pineapple, ideally by twisting it off (doing so will preserve the parts needed for regrowth). Peel back any leaves around the base so the bottom layers are exposed. Finally, cut off just the tip of the base, being sure to remove any excess fruit.

Next, poke three or four toothpicks into the pineapple base right above the area where you peeled back the leaves. Use the toothpicks to suspend the pineapple top over a glass container. Add enough water to the container to cover the base of the pineapple top. Leave the whole contraption in a sunny area, change the water every few days, and watch for roots to grow.

In about a week, roots should begin to form and the green leaves should be longer and wider. When the roots fully form, plant the pineapple top in a planter (or outdoors if you live in a warm climate). Make sure it is exposed to plenty of sunlight, and water it regularly. Expect a new pineapple to grow in a few months.

How to grow potatoes from scraps

To grow your own potatoes from scraps, cut the potato(s) into two pieces, making sure each half has at least one to two eyes. Let the pieces sit at room temperature overnight or for a few days until they’re dry to the touch. Once the potato halves are dry, plant them about one foot apart in 8 inches of soil. When they’re fully grown, potatoes can be harvested for several months—even after the plants die.

regrow food scraps pumpkins

Plant pumpkin seeds in a garden, spreading out the seeds in a sunny area before covering with soil. Don’t feel like harvesting the seeds? Just plant the entire pumpkin by filling it with soil and burying it in a garden. Harvest pumpkins when fully grown, then repeat the process with the new seeds.

How to grow romaine lettuce

When you chop up hearts of romaine, set aside a few inches from the bottom of the heart. Place in a bowl with about a ½ inch of water. Keep the bowl in a sunny area and change the water every day.

In a few days, you’ll start to notice sprouts. Plant the sprouted hearts directly in the garden. If you like the taste of baby greens, you can pinch off outer leaves as the lettuce grows. Otherwise, harvest romaine when it’s around 6 to 8 inches tall. If you want to continue growing lettuce, cut the romaine heads off right above the soil line with a sharp knife, leaving the base and root system intact. Otherwise, uproot the whole plant.

regrow food scraps tomatoes

Instead of composting the messy insides of tomatoes, save the seeds and plant them. Rinse the seeds off and allow them to dry thoroughly. Next, plant them in rich potting soil in an indoor planter. Once the sprouts are a few inches tall, transplant them outdoors. Be sure to plant the tomatoes in a sunny area and water a few times a week.

 

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Brian

 

 

 

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Din selvhelbredende krop 7 – Du er ikke offer for dine gener

Du er ikke offer for dine gener

Yderligere støtte til tanken om, at vores overbevisninger medfører fysiologiske forandringer i vores krop, finder vi i de laboratorier, hvor man studerer det felt inden for molekylærbiologien, der kaldes epigenetik, hvilket betyder „kontrol over generne“. Så hvad findes der „over generne“, når vi taler om epigenetisk kontrol?
Det har vist sig, at selv om vi ikke kan ændre vores dna, er vi måske i stand til at bruge sindets kraft til at ændre den måde, dna kommer til udtryk på. Traditionel genetisk determinisme, som den blev forklaret af Watson og Crick, der opdagede dna’ets dobbeltspiral, støtter tanken om, at alt i kroppen kontrolleres af vores gener – at vores gener i alt væsentlighed er vores skæbne. Hvis det er sandt, er vi bogstavelig talt ofre for vores gener. Hjertesygdom, brystkræft, alkoholisme, depression, forhøjet kolesterol – hvad end du kan komme i tanke om. Hvis det ligger til familien, er du i den grad blevet snydt af skæbnen.

Dogmet om genetisk determinisme, som man har opfattet det traditionelt, er enkelt. Du fødes med dit dna, der så kopierer sig selv som rna, før det bliver forvandlet til et protein. Men studiet af epigenetik afdækker nye teorier, som sætter spørgsmålstegn ved hele ideen om genetisk determinisme.
Forskere tror nu, at ydre signaler – ting som ernæring, det miljø, vi lever i, selv tanker og følelser – kan påvirke de reguleringsproteiner, som bestemmer, hvordan og tilmed om dna kommer til udtryk på bestemte måder. Det er med andre ord ikke så fikst og færdigt, som vi engang troede.
Der forskes mere og mere i den fysiologiske side af, hvad der sker, når vi tror, vi bliver raske, i modsætning til, når vi tror, vi bliver syge. Hos mange af os stammer tankerne omkring vores helbred dog fra barndommen, hvor negative tanker om helbredet kan være blevet programmeret ind i vores sind mod vores vilje.
Desværre er de færreste af os programmeret til at have positive tanker om vores helbred. I stedet bliver sindet fra barndommen programmeret med forventninger, som undergraver vores anstrengelser for at blive så sunde og lykkelige som muligt. Forventninger som „jeg bliver nemt forkølet“, „jeg spiser altid for meget“, „jeg kommer formentlig ikke til at leve så længe“ og „kræft ligger til familien“, får sindet til at udløse fysiologiske mekanismer, som skader kroppen.
Disse programmerede forventninger, der stammer fra barndommen, gælder ikke kun vores fysiske helbred. De svarer også til dybere og mere omfattende overbevisninger, vi begrænser os selv med („jeg er ikke værdig“, „jeg er ikke klog nok“, „jeg fortjener ikke at tjene en masse penge“, „jeg er en taber“, „ingen vil nogensinde elske mig“).

Et nærmere kig på epigenetik

Det viser sig, at hvis vi forandrer vores tanker, kan vi rent faktisk ændre den måde, vores hjerne kommunikerer med resten af kroppen på, og derigennem ændre kroppens biokemi. Det er ikke bare hjernen, der har denne form for plasticitet. Selv om vi ikke kan ændre vores dna, hævder cellebiologen og forfatteren dr. Bruce Lipton, at vi har mulighed for at ændre den måde, vores dna kommer til udtryk på, i kraft af vores tanker.

Vores genetiske kode er som en grundplan, der kan fortolkes på millioner af forskellige måder. Før The Human Genome Project gik biologerne ud fra, at vi havde mindst 120.000 gener, et for hvert protein, der fremstilles i kroppen. Forskerne var derfor forbløffede, da de opdagede, at vi kun har cirka 25.000 gener, som kan komme til udtryk på mange forskellige måder.
Rent faktisk ved vi i dag, at hvert af disse 25.000 gener kan udtrykke sig på mindst 30.000 måder via reguleringsproteiner, som bliver påvirket af signaler fra omgivelserne. Undersøgelser har ligefrem vist, at miljøfaktorer kan tilsidesætte visse genetiske mutationer og effektivt ændre den måde, dna kommer til udtryk på. Disse ændrede gener kan derpå videregives til ens afkom, så dette afkom får mulighed for at udtrykke sundere egenskaber, selv om de stadig bærer på det muterede gen.

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Studiet af epigenetisk kontrol er godt i gang med at revolutionere vores opfattelse af gener. Før i tiden tænkte vi, at nogle mennesker var velsignet med „gode gener“, mens andres forbandelse var det, man ufølsomt i lægekredse omtaler som „pivdårligt protoplasma“. Rent faktisk er det meget få sygdomme, som skyldes en enkelt genmutation. Under 2 procent af alle sygdomme, for eksempel cystisk fibrose, Huntingtons sygdom og beta-thalassæmi (en blodsygdom), skyldes et enkelt, fejlbehæftet gen, og kun 5 procent af alle kræft- og hjertesygdomspatienter kan forklare deres sygdom med arvelige faktorer. Forskere finder i dag ud af, at genomet er langt mere påvirkeligt af det miljø, der omgiver cellen, end den genetiske determinisme tyder på. Det vil sige, at hovedparten af alle sygdomsprocesser kan forklares gennem miljøfaktorer, som cellerne bliver udsat for, ting som ernæring, hormonelle forandringer og oven i købet kærlighed. Vi behøver ikke at være ofre for vores dna.

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Brian

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Exercises that will give mens sex lives a BIG BOOST

One of the best ways to improve your performance in bed and boost your self-confidence at the same time is making yourself look sexier. People who enjoy a balanced diet and follow a regular exercise regimen look and feel better than those who don’t. When you feel better about your body, it becomes much easier to show it off to your partner.

Meanwhile, exercise provides you with better circulation and increased endurance to help you last longer in bed. You also gain the strength required to try out some of the most exciting sexual positions.

In general, exercise helps us feel better and makes or body capable of boosting our libidos. As you exercise, there is an increase of flow of blood around the body, including the flow to the genital area.

Simultaneously, various neurotransmitters (hormones) are released that make you feel at ease and happy. All of these positive feelings and increased bodily functions help to make you feel more interested in sex and enjoy a better performance in bed.

At the same time, exercise is simply good for your overall well-being, along with your sexual health. Various sexual problems like hormonal imbalances and erectile dysfunction can arise from unhealthy diets and lifestyles. Men who do regular exercise can increase their body’s blood flow, allowing the penis to become erect more easily.

People who regularly exercise will tell you how they find themselves looking and feeling sexier, while also being much more comfortable while having sex itself. You don’t believe us? Check out the top 10 ways you can work out to boost your sex life.

1. Do cardio for your libido

Cardio training offers a myriad of benefits for your sexual well-being, as well as your general health. The primary effect of cardio exercise is increased stamina and endurance. Working out with cardio helps to improve your body’s breathing and circulation by strengthening the heart and lungs. Increased stamina levels mean you can last longer in bed without getting tired.

        

There are many kinds of cardiovascular training. You can switch between them to vary your training.

This type of exercise is actually quite similar to sex itself. Intercourse can be its own kind of cardio workout.

So, doing some running or cycling three or four times a week can be a good way to practice for your bedroom sessions.

Cardio is also well-known as an effective way to reduce stress levels. When you are anxious, you can find it hard to focus and enjoy sex. Thus, getting rid of that stress will certainly help you out.

In terms of effects to your physical appearance, cardio does not work to increase your muscle mass enormously. But, it will help you lose weight and become much more toned. If you look sexier, you will feel sexier.

One thing worth bearing in mind is that you should not train too hard or too much. This tip applies to this entire list of exercises, and is extremely important. Overtraining can easily have a negative effect on your sexual performance and even make certain problems worse.

So, keep it simple and don’t overdo it. If you wear yourself out every day, then you won’t have the energy left to enjoy some private time with your partner. Similarly, if you do too much and injured yourself, you could put yourself out of action for an extended period of time.

2. Yoga can relax your mind and boost your sex life

More and more men have opened their eyes for yoga. Yoga is the perfect way to free your mind of stressful thoughts while exercising your entire body.

The practice is famous for its sexual health benefits, being capable of helping you with your libido, sexual performance and enjoyment of intercourse.

As with various exercises, yoga can improve your blood flow, leading to easier arousals and long-lasting erections. The yoga session also helps to greatly improve your flexibility, giving you access to a wider variety of sexual positions.

If you are just getting started with yoga, we can recommend the following three positions for you to try out for their sexual health benefits.

  • Upward-Facing Dog: Lie on your front with your legs shoulder-width apart and the tops of your feet flat on the floor. Lift your hands up to the sides of your chest and then lift your torso up off the ground. Try and lift your head as high as possible and push your shoulders back and hold the pose for at least 15 seconds, while controlling your breathing.

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  • Reclined Butterfly: This one is ideal for your hips and thighs, muscles that are essential for sexual activity.
    To begin, lie down on your back. Bend your legs in towards your torso, then grab your feet with your hands and pull them close to your chest, keeping your soles together.

At the same time, use your elbows to push your knees apart. Try to relax your back while holding this position for at least 15 seconds.

  • Camel: Begin on your knees. Put your hands on your lower back and push it forwards while pushing your chest up and outwards. Throw your head back and try to lean your chest up to the ceiling. More advanced practitioners can try to hold their heels while keeping the pose stable for 15 seconds.

3. Speed walking for better sex

Walking is a simple way to get fit. Anyone can do it, and you can change the speed and length of your walks to suit your own schedule and needs.

For men, speed walking has also been proven to help with erectile problems, as it gets the blood flowing more regularly and rapidly, which is necessary for a man to attain erection.

A Harvard study of over 30,000 men aged 50 and above proved that those who undertook regular aerobic exercise, like speed walking, had a 30 percent lower risk of erectile dysfunction. The science behind this is that speed walking makes our hearts beat faster and pump blood quickly around the body to the muscles that need it, improving overall circulation and making sure our sexual organs get the blood they need.

4. Kegel exercises to train your Pelvic muscles

Kegel exercises, named after a Los Angeles-based doctor named Arnold Kegel, are specifically designed to train and develop the muscles associated with sex.

They are also known as pelvic floor exercises, and involve squeezing the pelvic floor muscles repeatedly.

These muscles are what help you hold in urine. Kegel exercises works to help women with incontinence, but they are also helpful for men. Kegels can help reduce the risks of premature ejaculation and make a man’s erections stronger and longer-lasting.

If you are not sure how to do these exercises, try holding in your urine mid-stream. The muscles you use to do this are the exact same muscles you need to be working out. So, if you can hold in your urine then you already know how to do it.

An effective method is to squeeze the muscles for about 10 seconds, then relax for five seconds, then repeat this as many times as you can. An amazing thing about this exercise is that you can do it at any time of day, and in any location.

5. Lift some weights

Weightlifting and strength training in general, can both have significant effects on your libido at a hormonal level.

Lifting weights increases the levels of testosteronesecreted in your body, and this hormone is vital for sexual well-being in both men and women. But, it’s more important in men.

If you want to focus on testosterone production, you should choose big weights and focus on a low amount of reps. You will want to use a weight that makes you struggle on the seventh or eighth rep. If you can do 15 reps or more with a weight, then that means it’s too light.

Higher levels of testosterone help to boost our desire for sex, as well as improving performance levels and making erection easier and stronger. In general, it’s also beneficial to get bigger muscles as you will look and feel sexier, while also being able to try more strength-oriented sexual positions.

6. Do the plank

The plank pose is quite similar to the sort of position you find yourself in during missionary sex, or various other sexual positions.

It is therefore ideal to train yourself for sex by holding a plank position for 15 sec. then 10 sec. break, again 15 sec. plank etc. Do this 4 times in the beginning (4 x 15 sec.).

That way, you will be able to last longer in this position in bed without your arms getting tired or painful. Doing some plank exercises also immensely helps to strengthen your abs and core, giving you more endurance overall.

To get into plank position, you just need to begin the same way as you would if you were doing a push up. Arms should be shoulder-width apart and the classic plank pose involves you lowering yourself onto your forearms and then holding that position for as long as you can.

You can also change things around a bit by holding the standard push up pose. Doing the plank on your knees, or changing the width of your arms or legs can make things easier or more difficult for yourself.

7. Lying leg raises for a stronger core

This exercise is ideal for strengthening your abs and core, improving your ability to enjoy sexual intercourse. You will be able to support your body weight for longer and control your thrusts by having a stronger core.

To do lying leg raises, you need to lie flat on your back with your legs stretched out on the floor, heels together. For more spinal support you can place a towel or cushion under your lower back.

Arms should be flat by your sides. You then need to raise your legs straight up until they are perpendicular to your body, or just get them as high as you can.

Don’t use your upper body or momentum to lift the legs, keep the rest of your body still. You should then slowly lower your legs back down. You should feel the exercise affecting your abs. You can adjust speed and do more reps if you find this exercise too easy.

8. Do some squats

Doing squats is a remarkable way to improve your sexual performance. Squats help to boost testosterone levels and improve blood flow all around the pelvic region. This makes erections easier and gives you an improved sex drive overall.

To do a squat, you should begin standing up straight. You then want to keep your back as straight as possible while bending at the hips and knees until your butt is as low as possible.

Try to keep your knees above your ankles. You can then slowly return to the standing position, and repeat the exercise at least 15 times. To make things more intense, hold a dumbbell in each hand as you squat.

9. Push-ups to improve your performance

Push-ups are one of the most commonly-used and effective exercises out there. You don’t need any equipment and can vary the exercise to affect different muscles in different ways.

This exercise will give you more strength in your chest, arms, back, and core and improving your overall endurance. It also makes you more capable of performing the sexual positions that require plenty of upper body strength.

For the basic push-up, you need to begin in a plank position, with your arms slightly more than shoulder-width apart. Your feet should line up with your hips. Try to keep your back straight and your butt in the air, also avoid letting your chin fall into your chest. You can then bend your arms at the elbows to lower yourself to the floor and then push back up.

You can alter the speed at which you do this exercise. Faster speeds will result in more endurance and lean muscles while slower movements provide more muscle growth.

10. Go for a swin to last longer

Swimming is an effective all-body workout. It involves all of the major muscle groups and is the perfect way to keep fit and boost your sexual performance at the same time.

Another Harvard study found that people over 60 who went for regular swims felt like they had the sex lives of 40 year olds.

Swimming will help you lose weight, tone your body to look sexier, and improve your stamina levels. It helps you go for longer in bed without getting tired.

 

Some important tips

Breathe. While exercising and while having sex, people often forget this quite simple thing but it makes all the difference. Paying attention to your respiration can have a huge effect on your sexual performance.

When we experience an orgasm, we tend to suddenly hold our breath without even realizing it.

However, when you breathe, you are pumping more blood around your body, particularly to your sexual organs.  This in turns make them more sensitive and actually make orgasms more enjoyable.

Take it easy.  Too much exercise can cause injuries, and end up ruining your sex life. Workouts that are too intense can actually reduce your levels of testosterone and other sex hormones, so relax your body. It’s vital to exercise regularly, but trying to fit five workouts in one day won’t help you at all. Plus, if you hurt yourself, you might find it impossible to make love or exercise at all until you are healed.

Get some help. It’s also worth considering some sexual enhancement supplements for a simpler way to boost your lovemaking. The supplements provided by www.ProSolutionPills.com are completely safe and all-natural. They work by boosting the blood flow to the penis and stimulating the release of testosterone. This gives you harder, longer-lasting orgasms and a greatly-enhanced libido for more regular and exciting sexual sessions.

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Love and wisdom

Brian

 

 

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