19 Reasons Why Trees are Vital to the World, including Us

19 Reasons Why Trees are Vital to the World, including Us

Even though I don’t want too many or big trees in our garden, I am well aware that trees are vital to the world. The only reason that I don’t want too many of them in our garden is that they wouldn’t have room to grow.

It’s kind of a luxury decision. After all, we live at the foot of a nature park that covers the mountains in front of our house. And behind the house is a little terrain covered with trees and shrubs. Plenty of trees in my environment to enjoy.

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Review of Nutriciously – How to Change Lifestyle Habits Sustainably

Review of Nutriciously - How to Change Lifestyle Habits Sustainably

In The Essential Nutrients to have a Balanced Diet I was talking about diets and lifestyles. Through the years my husband Tom and I have developed our own lifestyle, based on our preferences, experiences and (of lately) ailments.

We have to study and know a certain diet or lifestyle before we can decide if we will fully embrace it or take elements out of it. And most of the time we decide the latter. I am so happy that Tom and I both love to try new things and experiment. 

This article is a review of Nutriciously, the company of a German, vegan couple. If you have decided it is time to change your lifestyle habits, you need to know what you can expect from their publications. Will it benefit you? Does their information give you enough guidelines to know what you can do best?

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Amazing Health Benefits of Magnesium and Magnesium Supplements

Amazing Health Benefits of Magnesium and Magnesium Supplements

Are we aware of the health benefits of magnesium? Do we consume enough magnesium or is it sensible to take a supplement as well?

To support our immune system, our body needs to ingest the following: Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin D3, vitamin K, iodine, zinc, selenium, and magnesium.

Most fresh foods, let alone processed foods, do not contain enough nutrients. On the one hand, this is caused by the depletion of the soil and the use of pesticides. On the other hand, we rarely eat according to the recommendations of the national health organizations.

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What is the Difference between Circadian Rhythm and Biological Clock?

What is the Difference between Circadian Rhythm and Biological Clock?

A cow is an animal, but not all animals are cows. Likewise, a biological clock regulates the circadian rhythm, yet not all biological clocks are circadian.

In a nutshell that answers the question “What is the difference between circadian rhythm and biological clock?” There is more to it, which I will explain in this article.

Your circadian rhythm and your biological clock influence how you feel, your general condition, weight, and sleep. And since no one is exactly the same, it is important to know what your circadian rhythm is, how your biological clock and external factors affect it.

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What is Permaculture Farming, and Why can it Save Biodiversity?

What is Permaculture Farming, and Why can it Save Biodiversity?

What is permaculture farming? Although permaculture is often associated with the replication of nature, design principles are at the heart of permaculture farming. It’s one of the most challenging types of farming we know.

If only because permaculture farming contrasts highly with conventional, industrial farming in which non-renewable resources are used, air, land, and water are poisoned, biodiversity is destroyed, and the soil eroded.

Sustainable and organic farming is closely related to permaculture: the continuation of all life systems is supported (the earth component), as well as community life (the people component), and a fair share for everybody (the economic component).

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What are the Positive Effects of Deforestation or are the Negative Effects Worse?

What are the Positive Effects of Deforestation or are the Negative Effects Worse?

In this article, I’ll try to be objective about the positive effects of deforestation and the negative ones. Although I must admit that I am a bit biased, my gut feeling is that at the moment the negative effects outweigh the positive ones.

“What now remains is like the skeleton of a sick man, all the fat and soft earth having wasted away, and only the bare framework of the land being left… Moreover, it was enriched by the yearly rains…”

This could very well be a quotation from a present-day text. It is not. It’s a complaint from the Greek philosopher Plato about the slopes of Athens in Critias which he wrote in 360 BC. Deforestation has been taking place from the time when agriculture became more widely practiced 4,000 years ago.

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17 Natural Remedies for Scrapes, Bruises, and Minor Wounds

17 Natural Remedies for Scrapes, Bruises, and Minor Wounds

When we’ve worked in the garden or accidentally scraped along a rough wall, there are often some small wounds on our hands and arms.

You shouldn’t be too scared of this. Regular scratching ensures that your immune system remains activated. However, you must ensure that the wound is clean to prevent infection.

And if it itches or hurts, there are many natural remedies for scrapes and bruises that can relieve the inconvenience and even stop bleeding. You can buy a homeopathic remedy such as Calendula ointment or use something from nature.

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Attract Wildlife to our Garden to Promote Biodiversity in a Diverting Way

Attract Wildlife to our Garden to Promote Biodiversity in a Diverting Way

Global biodiversity is in decline. Apart from all the major culprits of this decline, the way we want our gardens to look is also contributing. So even when this is just a small share, why not attract wildlife to our garden to help biodiversity?

In narrow-occupied areas in the Netherlands and Spain, and probably in other countries as well, the owners tile their small stamp of a garden with ceramic tiles or even concrete slabs. There will certainly be insects and birds in such a bare area from time to time. However, they will be gone in no time.

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