The Harmful Consequences of Pesticides

Mao Zedong (Former Dictator of China) before his death in 1976 decided that the plague of sparrows was putting a large dent in grain production, so in the kind of short sighted, ill conceived wisdom that's apparently shared by Chinese dictators and American corporate agricultural CEOs Mao called for the elimination of sparrows.

The killing of the sparrows released a swarm of insects, a problem that effected agriculture much more than the damage done by the birds. So massive spraying programs were instituted giving birth to the pesticide industry. Watch this video to find out more:

The Top 5 Cancer Causing Foods

In today's world there is less of the original food available but food like products are in abundance. The organic and real food is obviously healthy, the human body is designed for organic, healthy and real food. With the advent of genetically modified food for which the human body is not designed to adjust with, many problems like health have concerned and effected us badly.

There are many foods that cause or are one of the main causes of cancer. Five food that cause or contribute towards cancer are:

Hot Dogs

One of the main ingredient in Hot Dogs is sodium nitrate which is one of the main cancer causing ingredient in food products, If you must have hot dogs look for the one that does not have sodium nitrate listed in its ingredients.

Processed meats and bacon

Processed meats almost always contain the same sodium nitrite found in hot dogs. You'll have to look for the processed meat which does not contain sodium nitrate in natural grocers or health food stores. Bacon is also high in saturated fat, which contributes to the risk of cancers, including breast cancer. Limiting your consumption of processed meats and saturated fats also benefits the heart.


Doughnuts contain ingredients such as: hydrogenated oils, white flour, sugar, and acrylamides. Essentially, they're one of the worst cancer foods you can possibly eat. Many experts believe it's probably one of the worst ways to start the day.

French fries

Fries are made with hydrogenated oil and fried at high temperatures. Some fast food chains even add sugar to their fry recipe to make them even more irresistible. Not only do they clog your arteries with saturated fat and trans fat, they also contain acrylamides. Acrylamides is the same cancer causing ingredient found in Doughnuts.


Snacks contain white flour, sugar and trans fats. In the case of snacks just reading the ingredients is not enough because the companies hide the real ingredient by giving another name purposely, for example: hiding MSG in Yeast Extract, MSG is a cancer causing ingredient.

It is best to avoid these food and start eating natural and organic food. To know about how to grow your own food please look through our website and if you want natural cures instead of medicine then please look at Natural Cures Not Medicine

How To Build a 400 Square Foot Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin for $2,000


How to build a nice small cabin powered by solar panels. Lamar Alexander built this cute little 400 square foot cabin for approximately $2000, and powers it with a 570 watt solar and wind power system. The whole system is very inexpensive, and the best part is he is mortgage free. Very cool little cabin. I’d be proud to build something like this myself, and call it home.

“…This cabin is 14×14 with a full loft and approximately 400 square feet of living space. Downstairs is Kitchen, Bathroom, Dining and Living area. Upstairs is a large Bedroom and Office. There is enough room for 6 people to sleep comfortably. Power system is 580 watts Solar electric and 400 Watts wind power which powers a 12 volt fridge, lights, water pump, TV’s, laptop and many gadgets. Heat source can be propane or wood stove. Toilet is composting or a septic tank system…” ~


This Kid Thought His Parents Were Breaking Up After 20 Years, But He Was So Wrong

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Sometimes, our favorite memories of growing up are the little things.

This was the 2012 performance of the year for NPR's "Snap Judgment."


11 Common and Legal Activities Unhealthier Than Smoking Weed



When a recent Gallup poll revealed that a clear majority of Americans support pot legalization, it foreshadowed the victories  related ballot initiatives would have in November. Now, with a slew of states moving forward with their own ballot measures next year, marijuana legalization still faces opposition from challengers who liken pot to more destructive substances such as heroin and methamphetamines. Pointing to outdated, debunked, or circular claims that marijuana causes everything from cancer, to laziness, to high levels of incarceration (think about that last one for a minute), opponents are clinging to the notion that criminalizing pot is all that's keeping us from reefer madness.

Well, if they're really intent on keeping us safe, here are 11 activities that really should be illegal.

1. Drinking alcohol

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) attributed 41,682 deaths in 2010 to alcohol, including 15,990 from liver disease and 25,692 from accidents, violence, and people turning 21. The grand total of deaths attributed to marijuana is... well, zero. However, considering America's track record with alcohol, let's move on before conservatives get any ideas.

2. Smoking cigarettes

Although some like to claim that marijuana has "up to 10 times" as much tar as cigarettes, a 2012 national study proved that cigarettes are, actually, much worse for you. While the average recreational pot smoker will smoke two or three times a month, cigarettes smokers can average around 20 a day.

3. Taking Tylenol

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, is the most lethal over-the-counter drug in America, responsible for an estimated 150 deaths each year. In fact, most cases of acute liver failure in America are caused by the drug, where the difference between the recommended dose and a lethal one can be just a few pills.

4. Smoking a hookah

A study this year out of University of California, San Francisco laid out what we all already knew: Hookah is not a safe alternative to cigarettes. While linking daily hookah use to cancer (a link that still eludes scientists when it comes to pot), researchers found the presence of toxic chemicals in the blood and urine of habitual hookah smokers.

5. Drinking energy drinks

Last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report linking 40 illnesses and five deaths to Monster Energy. Rockstar Energy was linked to 13 illnesses, while 5-Hour Energy was connected to 92 illnesses and 13 deaths. Although both energy drinks and pot can lead to short-term spikes in heart rate, only the former has this lethal track record.

6. Taking Viagra

The little blue pill has been linked to hundreds of deaths involving cardiovascular issues, and they don't all involve 75-year-old men with heart conditions. As Viagra grows from cute, septuagenarian commercials to a bona fide party drug, cases of abuses are expected to increase.

7. Being unemployed

The slow economic recovery has provided ample opportunity for social scientists to study the hidden health costs of long-term unemployment. One study found that laid-off workers are more likely to face "high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease." Another recent study out of Harvard showed that just eating healthy is likely to cost a family an extra $550 a year.

8. Living in certain zip codes

In America, your zip code might be a better indicator of your health than whether or not you smoke pot. For example, Detroit, a city of some 900,000 people only has five grocery stores. In the 1990s, one study tried an unusual social experiment: transplanting thousands of low-income women into more affluent neighborhoods. A decade later, the women had lower rates of diabetes and obesity.

9. Driving

According to the CDC, the chance of dying by car accident in the U.S. is one in 109 million, twice the rate of homicide and three times the chance of being fatally shot.

10. Sitting in traffic

There might be dangers to driving even if you manage to never get into an accident. The American Journal of Preventive Medicine found in a 2012 study that the length of a person's daily commute is proportionally linked to blood pressure and BMI. Also, the longer your commute, the less amount of exercise you're likely to get. With the average American commuting for one hour a day, the health costs could be staggering.

11. Eating Christmas food

Be careful what you eat this season! A toxic dose of nutmeg — a common ingredient in a variety of holiday foods, from gingerbread houses to cake — is only two to three tablespoons. What's scarier is that the symptoms can take hours to materialize. But when they do, you'll be hit by hallucinations on your way to the hospital. If we don't legalize marijuana, there's no way we can keep this stuff legal with a straight face. Then again, as a baking ingredient it probably does taste better.


Hempcrete Could Revolutionize the Way We Build Houses

Of all the uses for hemp, a real Mind-Opener is all the different sorts of building materials it provides:

Hemp based materials can replace wood and other materials used to build homes and other structures including foundations, walls, shingles, paneling, pipes, and paint. You can make it into insulation as companies in the Netherlands and Ireland are already doing. Hemp can even be used to make ‘hempcrete’, a stronger, lighter, and more environmentally friendly version of concrete, which is lightweight, waterproof, fireproof, self-insulating and resistant to pests..

Part 1

Houses built from hemp have been found to use less energy, create less waste and take less fuel to heat than conventionally constructed homes.

Part 2