When traveling through the desert you expect to see sand, sand, and well, more sand! But if you happen to be going down the long desert roads in Wadi Rum, Jordan you will suddenly witness a break in the monotonous desert.
Rows and rows of what appear to be bright green crop circles dominate the landscaping. Surrounded by red-sand valleys and sharp granite and limestone peaks, bright green vegetation thrives. Causing some to wonder: are aliens to blame for this phenomenon?
Commonly referred to as the “Valley of the Moon,” Wadi Rum Organic Farms is located near the border of Saudi Arabia. While genius design plays a big role in the success of this desert farm, no aliens have been involved—at least as far as we know ;).
No, the desert isn’t any different here in Wadi Rum with hot heat and dry weather, although this swath of land does have one huge benefit. Beneath all of this barren dirt rests a large water supply, from which most of the nation depends upon. 30 to 400 meters below the surface, a subterranean aquifer exists
6 Foods That Can Heal Your Body + Kale Chip Recipe!
by Viance Nutrition – Appetizers, News, Recipes
Taking an all-natural route to health and fitness is a great way of living. Nature is bountiful with natural medicinal benefits, and it’s best to put these gifts to good use. With that, I share with you six healing foods that you can substitute for your medication:
Basil. You might know this particular herb as a flavor enhancer in cooking, but basil has also been known to cure headaches and muscle pains. Take 3 to 4 fresh basil leaves, pour boiling water onto the leaves, and let sit for a few minutes. You just made your all-natural basil tea, which is an effective pain reliever.
Aloe vera. Famous for its moisturizing benefits, this plant is made mostly of water. Its sap contains enzymes and amino acids that help moisturize the skin and repair skin damage (especially sunburn). The best thing about aloe vera? You can grow it in your arrow home garden inside pots, and all it needs is sunlight and water. If you burn yourself, just break off a piece of the plant, extract the sticky sap, and apply it on the burned area like ointment.
Parsley. Another spice common in kitchens is, in fact, a natural booster for our immune system. Parsley contains loads of Vitamin K, A and C, as well as iron and folate. The high vitamin content makes parsley a good and natural source of immunity boosters.
Walnuts. One of the most nutritious nuts in the world is the walnut, packed with omega-3 fats, manganese, and copper. Its unique Vitamin E content is in the form of gamma-tocopherol, which has been found in several studies to protect against cardiovascular diseases. The skin of the walnut contains a huge amount of Vitamin E and phenolic substances that also help fight cardiovascular disease.
Peppermint oil. The oil extracted from the peppermint plant helps relieve abdominal pains or irritable bowel syndrome. Its components include menthol and menthone, among others. The oil is usually available in health food stores in capsule form.
Kale is a highly nutritious vegetable that has the strength to support our body’s detoxification system. It can help lower the risk of contracting cancer, and is also very helpful in lowering cholesterol levels. This great vegetable is also a great source of dietary fiber and contains vitamins (A, C, K, B6), copper, calcium, manganese and potassium. In China is also used to avoid lung congestion.
11 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through
There’s something magical about being able to walk underneath a lush canopy of trees while surrounded by nature.
It’s a serene and beautiful experience and so much better than strolling along other types of roads where, instead of being shaded by trees,
shadows are only cast by tall buildings.
Here’s a fantastic collection of photos of some of the most astounding tree tunnels in the world.
Some are formed naturally, others created by humans,
Lion-City-of-Quiandao-Lake,-ChinaNo doubt we’ve all heard of the legend of Atlantis, the ancient, once great city that was lost when the ocean submerged it.
To this day the legendary city has yet to be found (or proven to have ever existed) yet over the years many other underwater cities have been found, each of them as eerie as they are mind blowing.
GARDENERS BEWARE: Many of the plants you buy at Home Depot and Lowe’s may be treated with bee-killing neonictinoids. Because there’s no clear labeling, many good-intentioned gardeners end up poisoning the very bees they are trying to help(*Home Depot has indicated it is working on safer alternatives, but Lowe’s has not yet responded).
THE PERFECT CRIME: WHAT’S KILLING ALL THE BEES?
Honey bee colonies have experienced widespread die-offs in a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder. Many beekeepers believe a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids are weakening their bees. Mega-corporations are making a killing off their pesticides—but are they also getting away with murder? (22 photos) Read Full>>http://earthjustice.org/features/the-perfect-crime
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After doing the list on home remedies for acne, we started getting a lot of questions about blackheads in particular. Common and annoying, blackheads occur when your pores become clogged with excess sebum (an oil created by the sebaceous glands that keeps skin supple) and dead skin cells. The difference between a black head and a white head is simply whether or not the pore is open or closed. If the pore is open, the plug of sebum/skin cells oxidizes as it is in contact with the oxygen in the air, which turns it black. Blackheads are not caused by dirt. Let’s make that clear from the beginning. Scrubbing your face obsessively is not a good way to get rid of your blackheads, and is only going to make it worse as you’ll just end up drying out your skin, which will cause more oil to be created to make up for everything you stripped away, and…well it’s a vicious cycle. For this reason, don’t use some of these remedies more than 2-3 times a week, such as the sugar scrub and pore strips. I know it can be hard to resist, but your skin will be better off this way.read more>>http://everydayroots.com/blackhead-remedies
Here’s a recipe for an all-natural cough syrup that is great for adults, and can be adjusted so that it excludes honey when using for young children. It saves money, tastes better than it sounds, and is healthier (and probably more effective) than over-the-counter cough medicine to boot. Using OTC cough medicine is just extra money spent, extra chemicals, and a nasty flavor, none of which you need when you’re already battling a cough.
The subject of anticancer herbs is certainly a controversial one. Opinions are polarized – with some strongly opposed to orthodox cancer treatments, and some strongly opposed to herbal medicine.
A very significant amount of scientific research has been done in the investigation of anticancer properties of various plants – however much work still needs to be done.
The purpose of this page is neither to attempt to persuade, nor to debunk – but simply to present as much good information as possible on the subject, in order that the person interested in the possibility of anticancer herbs may be assisted in “doing their homework”. See this page as a “starting point” for research or investigation. I’ve done my best to cite references that I have found. It is written in the small print at the foot of this page in greater detail, but it is expedient to repeat it: This page is not medical advice, nor is it intended to substitute for professional medical consultation.