How many Different Forms of Supplements are Easily Available?

How many Different Forms of Supplements are Easily Available?

For a long time, I’ve had an aversion to supplements, based on what I saw at the gym. I have now overcome my prejudice and especially now, in corona time, I have added supplements to my diet to strengthen my immune system.

We usually think of dietary supplements in the form of capsules or tablets. Nowadays there are many different forms of supplements.

For a big part, it depends on your own preference which form is best to choose. In this overview, I will mention a few pros and cons if there are any.

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Can Materials Be Recycled Endlessly? A Plea for Zero Waste

Can Materials Be Recycled Endlessly? A Plea for Zero Waste

For years, Tom and I have been separating our waste to the best of our ability. But can materials be recycled endlessly? And do we separate our waste correctly?

It is complicated that countries and even regions have different ways of separating waste.

In addition, there are sometimes urban stories about how eventually all the waste ends up back together and that separation does not work out.

And finally, it also turns out that certain materials cannot be recycled endlessly.

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Can We Keep ourselves Happy and Healthy as We Grow Older?

Can We Keep ourselves Happy and Healthy as We Grow Older?

Tom and I want to grow old and we want to grow old healthily and active. For this, we pursue 3 goals in life. 

Our first goal is personal: we want to feel happy and healthy and have an active life.

Secondly, we have a social goal: we want to be able to help each other and others in our social circle, if necessary and desired.

Thirdly, we pursue a collective goal: the happier and healthier we are, the less burdensome we are for others and public care.

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Should We Pre-Germinate Seeds or Sow Directly into the Ground?

Should We Pre-Germinate Seeds or Sow Directly into the Ground?

Whether you should pre-germinate seeds or sow them directly into the ground, highly depends on the kind of seed, the season, or your patience.

I had a 4th reason to pre-germinate my beans this year because I wanted to show the process to my grandsons. They live in an apartment building and have a balcony that has some pots. I wanted to stimulate their enthusiasm to get started on their own.

Back in the Netherlands years ago as well as now in Spain I had tried several times to pre-sprout beans using methods I found on the internet. Until this year I rarely succeeded, they molded long before they sprouted.

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How to Diminish our Ecological Footprint? Some (Mostly Easy) Tips

How to Diminish our Ecological Footprint? Some (Mostly Easy) Tips

An individual’s ecological footprint tells how much space he or she needs to live. We are not talking about how big your home is here, but how your lifestyle impacts the environment and how we can diminish our ecological footprint.

Ecological footprints are also referred to as CO2 footprints. Are you an emission-intensive person or do you live frugally?

You cause less environmental damage with a smaller footprint. It has been shown in a number of studies that if everyone had an average footprint of 1.8 hectares, nature could restore itself.

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Nutritional Guidelines with a Sustainable Focus

Nutritional Guidelines with a Sustainable Focus

Nutritional guidelines with a sustainable focus are hard to come by. A sustainable nutritional guideline combines such diverse goals as a healthy lifestyle, weight control, a nutritious diet, animal welfare, biodiversity,  fertile soil, waste and energy reduction, good labor conditions, affordable prices, and a fair income. 

It’s easy to attribute good health to our diet. However, there is limited truth in this. Our age, the height and weight of our body, our lifestyle, hereditary factors, our hormones, medication, and in general, our health status, contribute to how we feel.

Of course, as far as food can make us feel better, it is good to reflect on our dietary intake with a nutritional guideline. The governments of more than 100 countries issued such guidelines.

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How to Attract Insects to our Garden and Support Biodiversity?

How to Attract Insects to our Garden and Support Biodiversity?

Do you like spiders? Flies? Mosquitoes? Most people don’t. Sometimes for good reasons, sometimes because of ancient-old ingrained fears. 

Would we want to attract insects to our garden?

It turns out that people hate invertebrates. Bad news for those poor creatures, because they make up 98% of the animal species. And all humans do is try to destroy them.

In the movies, invertebrates come off badly, and in the Bible, too, they are portrayed solely as pests and exterminators. Small children usually have an intuitive fear of anything that has more than 2 legs – spiders, crabs – or less, such as snakes.

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How to Have a Healthy Lifestyle that Contributes to Longevity?

How to Have a Healthy Lifestyle that Contributes to Longevity

How to have a healthy lifestyle that contributes to longevity is a challenging issue. We’ve addressed this issue before. In this article, we present a new perspective by summarizing the key elements.

Fortunately, most people are in good health. They consciously arrange for a healthy lifestyle and longevity. They are very keen on adapting to a healthy lifestyle, are successful in doing so, and are very happy about it.

We think that everybody can copy their behavior, to improve longevity and age successfully. The trick is to adapt our personal lifestyle to their example.

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