If we look at dieting and ecology differently - we can see the lasting effect on rapid climate change, over-fishing, the economy, soil erosion, and water pollution. Who knew such little changes in our personal lives could have such a gargantuan impact on the earth? No lies - it's actually kind of exciting to improve our bodies and reduce our environmental footprints at the same time!
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Caring for your yard can be more than pure labor - it can be an expression of yourself, a never ending art project. You can embrace new trends to spice up the patio furniture. You can get imaginative with household items to create decorative and pragmatic additions to the porch. You can even build homes for the critters that grace your garden with daily visits. The best thing is, we can reuse and recycle to completely re-think the backyard.
If your walls are starting to look a little shabby, or if you're just looking to give your home a little make-over, then a new paint job is probably on your agenda. And if you want your home to be a little more eco-friendly, or if you just don't like the pervasive smells that usually accompany a fresh coat of paint, then environmentally friendly paints are for you. Using these eco-friendly paints are not just good for the environment, but in the long run are beneficial to your health.
According to the world's most famous and in-demand naturopathic doctors, there are basic steps we can take to boost our physical and mental health to a whole new level. Here are just a few simple and demonstrable habits we can pick up on a daily or weekly basis to become pro-active about our health and longevity.
Caring for house plants is often as easy as applying water and sunshine. Another benefit of house plants is their ability to purify the air. California alone is home to some of the top polluted cities in the country. How do we purify the air in our homes without purchasing the sometimes pricey technology?
With earth friendly products hailing from all directions, our green decor choices have shifted from a trendy fad to a way of life. New products are lining the shelves of almost every major retailer and specialty stores are developing more substantial green product lists. Knowing what to look for and where to find it can save you both time and money.
Want to know what effect scents have in your home? Essential oils have been used medicinally since 4500 BC. Modern uses are to kill bacteria, viruses and fungi; stimulate the regeneration of tissue; and to oxygenate the cells.