Lisa LaRue-Baker has been reading and writing since a young age. She has authored, edited and been a consultant on hundreds of articles, handouts and books. She is a tribal historian, musician, and registered natural health practitioner.
White Privilege is Not Just a White Thing
When I first started talking about writing this article, I was immediately hit with several white people wanting to argue that there is no such thing as white privilege, even questioning what its definition is. This piece is not about whether or what it is, but the fact that Non Black People of Color (NB POC) often are recipients of it, whether they want to be, or not. Often without even realizing it.
Smashing Pumpkins... and Spice
It’s already in the stores. Every store. Every. Where. Pumpkin, Pumpkin Spice, even Autumn Spice, the one that tries to deceive you that it’s not pumpkin, but it is. There’s tea, popcorn, soap, air freshener, cleaning agents, even scented trash bags. I mean, you can’t get away from the stuff!
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Coffee has many good uses. There have been studies that have shown coffee plays a role in the prevention of cancer, diabetes, depression, cirrhosis of the liver, and gallstones, and it is also full of antioxidants and polyphenols.
Smoking Affects More Than Your Lungs
Over 50 percent of American adults smoke, or have smoked, tobacco in their lives. While we all know the terrible effects on our lungs, but do you know the nutritional deficiencies and requirements brought with smoking tobacco??
An Acid Trip You Need to Take
Protein plays an incredibly important role in almost every biological process of the body – and amino acids are the building blocks. Twenty percent of the human body is made up of protein. The major portion of muscles, tissue and cells are made up of amino acids; they carry out most important body functions and give cells their structure. They are also instrumental in the storage and transport of nutrients. They have an influence on the function of organs, glands, tendons and arteries and are essential for healing wounds and repairing tissue – particularly in the muscles, bones, skin and hair. They also aid in the removal of all kinds of waste deposits produced in connection with the metabolism.
Cravings and How to Avoid Them
When you are trying to shift to a healthy diet, or are on a weight loss calorie-restricted diet, cravings can really get the best of you! And what’s worse, if it is necessary to eat and not to eat specific foods for medical issues, cravings can be seriously detrimental if given into. Sweets and high carbs are surely ‘good’ to the taste, but NOT good if they’re the wrong ones.
Buying Clothing May Be a Necessity, So We Need to Do It Responsibly
The impact of the fashion industry is something we don’t think about very often. We ooh and ahh at clearance prices, gasp at the cuteness, make sure we always have what’s in style and activity-appropriate. Fast Fashion, a term that has gained popularity recently to describe cheaply made garments that are usually imported, has made it possible for people to always have something new, cute, appropriate and in style.
How Do You Like Your Jeans? Blue or Green?
"Recycling" and "reusing" are two different things, especially in the clothing world. When speaking in textile terms, "recycling" does not mean dropping off at your local charity store to be given to the needy or sold to a reseller who is creating their own online, work-at-home business to feed their family. Think in terms of "recycling" like melting old soda cans into aluminum, or crushing glass to make new bottles. Depending on how old you are, think newspaper drives at school.
One of the Most Cultural Icons in the World Sprouted from the Wheat Fields of Kansas
Hollywood may be dubbed "Tinsel Town," but it isn’t a town at all. It is a neighborhood, a community, an area, a state of mind, a lifestyle, and an industry. It represents dreams, glamour, celebrities, palm trees, and the famed Hollywood sign is an image found on billions (probably) of tsotchkes, t-shirts, and artwork around the world. Hollywood symbolizes the epitome of success, money, and fame.
Adrenal Fatigue or Something Worse?
We hear about ‘adrenal fatigue’ on a daily basis. There are thousands of people in social media groups, making appointments at various doctor’s offices, and self-diagnosing with ‘AF’ because of being tired or showing ‘symptoms’ of Adrenal Insufficiency. This is dangerous for both the individual who feels something is wrong, as well as Adrenal Insufficiency patients.
Civil War in the Rainforest - Two Primate Groups in the Great Conflict
Every single piece of the ecosystem is important and precious. Every plant, insect, germ, animal and man. Do we really separate ourselves from animals as in "man and beast?" "Humans and animals?" That's a bit arrogant. Especially considering as children, we all knew the question, "Is it animal or mineral? Animate, or inanimate?" Hopefully, by the time we all got to biology, we learned that humans are "primates." And so are the great apes, and that includes our Orangutan cousins. We share 97% of our DNA.