Expelled researcher sets up 'new Cochrane'

Once the hallmark of independent medical research, the Cochrane Collaboration has accepted a grant of over £1m from the Bill Gates Foundation and summarily dismissed its most outspoken researcher, Peter C Gotzsche. Now Gotzsche is setting up...

Opioid toll rises as suicides and drug deaths double

The devastation caused by the opioid drug scandal continues to unfold. Now it's been discovered that the painkiller has been...

Candida causes memory loss—and perhaps Alzheimer's too

Fungal infections such as Candida can cross the blood-brain barrier to cause temporary memory loss, researchers have found. ...

An egg a day prevents diabetes

Once the bad boys of breakfast, cholesterol-rich eggs are now being touted as the food that helps prevent type 2...

European research from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Germany suggests that city dwellers who live near nature experience positive effects on their brains compared to their purely urban counterparts, especially on the amygdala, the brain’s integrative center for emotions, emotional behaviour, and motivation. When we think of stress or fear responses, we should be thinking of the amygdala.

Have you heard of “Nature Deficit Disorder”? Author Richard Louv created the phrase in his book Last Child in the Woods. NDD refers to the disconnect that exists in the modern world between children and nature. It also reflects what many teens, adults, and seniors are experiencing in our busy lives. Many of us are spending too much time in the ever-expanding and enticing online digital world of social media, emails, and YouTube videos. We are losing our connection to ourselves, to nature, and even to other humans (meeting or speaking face to face). Our senses are being dulled from lack of use and our brains are overstimulated and overloaded, resulting in mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion. Thankfully, there is a solution: A daily dose of Mother Nature can help bring balance back to our busy, stressful lives.

Amidst the majestic coastal mountains, epic waterfalls, and warm beaches of Costa Rica, the first Sustainable Living Expedition was, for me, the educational adventure of a lifetime, and there are many more on the horizon.

As a member of the team, my role was to provide hospitality, accompany guests on excursions, and write about our collective experience. Fortunately, the entire eight-day event, from February 27th to March 6th, was very well organized, and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time.

Alexander Hill, a nutritionist from New York City, described the event as “an incredible week of valuable information and wisdom for a new paradigm.”

Designed by social benefit organization Upward Spirals, the program helps guests create action plans for transitioning to a more sustainable way of living. Field trips to nearby projects showcase both innovative and low-tech systems of renewable energy generation, natural building, food forestry, organic farming, holistic education, regenerative business, and community development. Local experts provide valuable knowledge and practical experience with demonstrations and hands-on workshops.

At the end of the experience, participants are equipped with a flash drive containing an extensive sustainability learning library with thousands of guides, plans, tools, and other digital resources to assist them in creating a regenerative future. By empowering visitors with systemic solutions while supporting local projects, the Expedition strengthens the local economy and ecosystems worldwide.


The German measles scare that wasn't

There were no cases of rubella (German measles) in the UK in 2017—even though doctors had diagnosed at least 532...

The key molecule that makes exercise effective

Exercise can help you lose body fat, and especially around the abdomen—but only if one of your molecules is working...

How bad science made a drug a best-seller

Lyrica (pregabalin) is one of the world's best-selling drugs—but its success is as much to do with bad science and...

Exercise as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure

Regular exercise can be as effective as antihypertensive drugs for lowering high blood pressure. Different types of...

Human growth hormones linked to Alzheimer's and CJD

Human growth hormones given to children contain seeds of a protein that has been seen in Alzheimer's sufferers. The hormones...

Vitamin D deficiency? Then take this vital nutrient as well

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Exercises to help detox the body

With the holiday blowout over, it's a great time for diet and detox. Charlotte Watts reviews the essential role of...

Real cause of ME discovered—and, no, it's not all in...

Some doctors still quietly believe that chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME, is more in the mind of the sufferer—but new...

The truth about triclosan

Found in toothpaste and other everyday household products, triclosan is an antibacterial chemical you'd be better off without. Here's the...

MMR raises autism risk in young black boys

The controversial MMR-autism theory is back on the table after a medical journal has published research that suggests there is...

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Primal Panacea

by Thomas E. Levy Primal man benefited from a powerful cure-all that continually coursed through his blood vessels. This substance — made in the liver — protected him from an overwhelming list of health challenges that, until recently, were rare causes of death. Due to a genetic error of metabolism,...

Death By Calcium

by Thomas E. Levy In this book, Death by Calcium, board-certified cardiologist, Thomas E. Levy, offers scientific proof that the regular intake of dairy and calcium supplementation promotes all known chronic degenerative diseases and significantly shortens life. Written for both the layperson and scientist, Dr. Levy explains the dangers inherent...

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