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Le café renferme bien plus de potentiel que sont “bon” goût et ses effets sur le mental. En effet une fois le grain utilisé, il peut être réutilisé en combustible propre1!
Toutefois il est un peu prétentieux de dire que le café va sauver le monde car l’industrie de cultivation du café est un exemple parfait de capitalisme détruisant les vies de millions de personnes. Même le café provenant de sources “équitables” n’offrent pas le salaire minimum dans la plupart des cas2. Il y a beaucoup de chemin à faire.
Yes, believe it or not, from the comfort of our home, we are living in the sixth vague of massive extinction. As you are taking your morning coffee, eggs n’ muffin next to a hot fire, a vague of massive extinction of species is undergoing. The last vague of massive extinction took away the dinosaurs !!
Now that deserve a little coverage, doesn’ it?
The most severe mass extinction occurred at the end of the Permian period when 96% of all species perished.
What could be causing this massive extinction. We’ve all heard of these issues years after years : loss of habitat (forests), increase in water pollution (accumulation of hundred of toxic substance found in rivers, lakes and seas around the world), military activities and radars underwater1. And what else we are unaware of? Even humans have hundred of toxic substance found in their fat cells and urine. Imagine what these chemicals would do to a much weaker organism.
Increase in temperature by 1 or 2 degree does not by itself cause massive extinction. But the combination of multiple effects can put species at risk and on top of that if you add heat-wave or rapid temperature drop, you ca (that is just an example).
As a population we are all aware that something is going bad, but we are so much trying to live our day-to-day chores that our lifestyles don’t allow us to pursue and confront the problem – more over if we do so we are considered dangerous terrorist – like Greenpeace activists.
One of the reason of extinction is water pollution. This is personally the problem that I find the most scary. Look at us human. To get a drink of water, we have to process it because our water has become so much polluted that we cannot drink directly from it. Not long ago, the Roman empire was bringing safe water into its city via aqueduct from natural sources. Take for example the St-Laurence river. There are thousand of manufactures pouring their waste-water into it, some of them neurotoxic substance, some other heavy metals. Yes there are chrome manufacture on the border of the St-Laurence river that throws away heavy metal into it. Native Americans whose diet is primarily fish from those place are dying from cancer and malformations. Image fragile wildlife – they don’t have sanitation equipment.
Moreover, rainfall can carry some of these toxic chemicals into wild forest. For example Atrazine.
At threat are 41 percent of amphibian species, 33 percent of reef-building corals, 25 percent of mammals, 20 percent of plants and 13 percent of birds. 4
Further reading and articles
1. Lethal Sounds – The use of military sonar poses a deadly threat to whales and other marine mammals
3. Coral Reef Loss Suggests Global Extinction Event
1. Stop doing your laundry
Well at least polyester and other plastic-based fabrics. Washing one pair of polyester clothes unleashes thousands of tiny plastic fibers in the water. Reaching the ocean, these plastic fibers also absorbs toxins and enter in the food-chain making their way back to your next cocktail party. So when you shop, avoid polyester altogether and go for cotton. Here are some interesting bedtime reading http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16709045, http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2011/12/your-fleece-killing-ocean, http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/334341/title/Synthetic_lint_ends_up_in_oceans and http://coastalcare.org/2009/11/plastic-pollution/
Recover from sickess .2
Two simple things to do when facing illness such as a cold… and probably more serious illness : avoid sugar as it temporarily slows down the immune system. Why don’t they teach us this in school instead of mathematics? Also moving your body is advised because of the lymph. The lymph is liquid in your body that transports the virus-fighting cells, it has no pump, it moves around as the body moves. It makes a good difference when fighting infection to have the lymph circulate. Red Root herb (Ceanothus americanus) is a key herb to help the lymph. Another advice is to avoid meat temporarily when fighting illness. Don’t trust me, trust Dr. Greger (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/uprooting-the-leading-causes-of-death/).
3. Cut negative thoughts
I’m not saying to suppress them, but understand why you have them and figure a way to let them go. Above all, it’s the mind that is the strongest and its power — when used — has more precedence than the food you eat and the things you do. If you find yourself entertaining negative thoughts for more than a few minutes, stop and wonder, let these go before moving on. Do not let yourself bathe in worries. One of the best way to not entertain negative thoughts is to remove any sort of culpability on yourself and others.
Stop inhaling car fumes .4
Car fumes are strong neurotoxic – because of the additives in them. If you are pregnant, avoid car fumes. Always keep a safe distance from the car in front of you. If you are transiting through a very polluted area, put the air recirculation on *before* entering the area. This applies to North America at least. If you live in Europe for example, this does not apply because the gasoline there is much cleaner and has less dangerous additives.
5. Use biodegradable sunscreens
Don’t buy chemical-based sunscreens, buy biodegradable mineral-based sunscreens. Not only they are efficient but they don’t give you cancer and they don’t harm marine life. Read this “Use sunscreens that don’t harm our beautiful coral reefs. “ ! Chemical-based sunscreens harms marine life because of the chemicals inside as well as the nano-particles : one drop of nano-particle is enough to contaminate water the size of a Olympic swimming pool. Yipp.ca sells those sunscreen.
Cut milk .6
Did you know that milk causes osteoporosis. Yes and I repeat : milk accelerates the onset of osteoporosis. On the other hand, it is a true fact that milk accelerates the reparation of bones. This is done by accelerating the osteoblasts and osteoclasts action on the body. The osteoclasts dig up holes in the bone and is followed by an osteoblast cells that fill up with fresh new bone. The studies used by the milk industry to claim that milk gives you strong bones is based on these short-term studies. Unfortunately the osteoblasts (bone constructors) are limited in the lifetime of humans – much like the fixed ovules count in a women’s lifetime. Constantly accelerating this phenomenon by drinking milk year after year will make you run shorter osteoblasts sooner. The osteoclasts however do not vanish and will continue to dig-up holes in the bone at a rate that the osteblasts cannot fill ! This cause osteoporosis : bones full of holes. Even in 2012, doctors are still recommending to drink milk to women, go figure. To get the scientific researches and sources read this book called : Alimentation : Lait, mensonges et propagande.
7. Eat organic butter
It’s a well-known fact that the body stores in fat cells the toxic chemicals it cannot eliminate. The same thing happens to the animals. USDA pesticide residue tests has shown that there is not a single detected pesticide residue in animal’s muscle from the list of hundreds of tested pesticides – however it is found in alarming amount in fat tissues. The same alarming level of pesticides were found in butter. Neurotoxic pesticides. So why not cut on animal fat… or if you purchase anything containing animal fat : go organic. That’s a small step but with probably the biggest difference : by encouraging organic producers, you stop supporting Monsanto who would otherwise supply the corn, soy and the pesticides sprayed on the crops used to feed the animals.
Why use biodegradable cleaning products .8
Not only you will breathe cleaner air, but you will protect marine life. It is a total nonsense to pollute the water with non-biodegradable products. After all we drink that water. Water on the earth is the same one flowing 70 millions years ago drank by dinosaurs and caveman. Fortunately Earth has ways to purify water. Unfortunately we pollute at a rate so high that most people don’t have access to pure water – so are animals.
9. Watch out for electro-smog
Wi-fi and cellphones’s effects on our health are very real. They act like a general weakener. They weaken the blood-brain barrier (the thing that protects your brain from harmful chemicals). Take a look at numerious studies (http://scholar.google.ca/scholar?start=10&q=blood-brain+barrier+permeability+rats+emf) and also this one where they use EMF to help a medicament make it to the brain to fight AIDS. Electromagnetic radiations also plays a role in the melatonin-cortisone hormone balance, causing a decrease in melatonin and increase in cortisone. Melatonin help you sleep long nights and cortisone is a stress hormone. More info on melatonin can be found in “Mélatonine pour dormir“. Furthermore I have personally experienced that when you are on the edge of illness, it can be a triggering factor, which can be misleading for some sufferers as it is not the root cause. And to finish some people’s resistance to electromagnetic emissions can be shattered by accidents (strong exposition or low long-term exposition) and then be more affected by it.
Bolton-Est, November 2012