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Half A Billion Fewer Animals Were Killed Per Year Since 2007 Because People Are Eating Less Meat

If you are one of those people who tend to consume less animal products or have already switched to a plant-based diet, you have contributed to the saving of 500 million lives this year.

As awareness towards the treatment of animals grows, an increasing number of people consider the option of consuming less meat.

First of all, most people tend to become more humane, as they know that animals have emotions too, and they deserve to live in peace, particularly in the wild.

The modern agriculture system treats cows, pigs, chickens, and fish as commodities, and they live in crowded conditions, fed with fattening grains, injected with hormones, given hoards of antibiotics, and are artificially inseminated, which is really horrible.

Additionally, people tend to live in a more environment-friendly way, and animal agriculture is a key contributor to environmental degradation. Among the other risks, the rising sea levels and warmer temperatures will result in famine and exacerbated natural dis…

5 Foot Exercises To Help Relieve Back, Hip, And Knee Pain In 20 Minutes or Less

Our feet carry our whole body weight and support all our movements, so it is important to take proper care of them in order to prevent back knee, and hip pain.
Even though they are a vital part of the body, we often ignore issues affecting our feet. Both feet make up for 25% of the bones, 18% of joints and 6% of the muscles in the body.

The feet are affected by daily wear and tear, and all the pressure and movements leave them sore and damaged. Yet, there is no doubt that any damage to the feet can seriously harm our bodies and we would not be able to normally perform our daily tasks.

One of the best ways to strengthen the feet and ensure their healthy function is to keep moving, whether it is through activities like running, walking, dancing, weight lifting, exercising, or just cleaning the house or working in the garden.

The following exercises will help you strengthen the feet, improve body posture, and alleviate pain:
1. Toe Presses
In order to warm the feet up and prepare t…

How to Remove Uric Acid Crystalization in Joints for Gout and Joint Pain

Gout is a form of arthritis that is developed as a result of excess uric acid in the bloodstream. Its symptoms are caused by the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints and the body’s response to them.
Cucumber juice is an alkalizing drink that will naturally treat uric acid crystallization in joints. Its alkalizing effects help the elimination of uric acid and prevent its accumulation, and thus protect against crystallization in the joints and synovial sacks.

Especially when combined with celery and ginger, which fight inflammation, it will cleanse the body and eliminate toxins.  Here is how to prepare this powerful juice and alleviate joint and gout pain:

Cucumber, celery, and ginger juice

1 medium-sized cucumber1-inch young ginger root2 ribs of celeryA slice of lemon

Rinse the vegetables well, cut the cucumber into smaller pieces, and make sure the celery ribs are completely clean of dirt.

Then, juice all the ingredients together, and drink th…

Holistic Vet Recommended Flea and Tick Powder [DIY]

If you are a pet owner, fleas and ticks are your worst enemies, and you are probably seeking for the best way to save your four-legged friend from their attacks.  Insect bites cause itching and scratching, which can cause hair loss, skin inflammation or infections, as well as allergic reactions.

Here is the recipe of an effective natural insect repellent:

20 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil( do not use it with cats)Half a cup of Yarrow PowderHalf a cup of Neem Powder1 cup of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
-- Eucalyptus oil is a known insect repellent, which will help you eliminate fleas and acts as an antiseptic that soothes insect bites

-- Yarrow powder is a healing herb that treats wounds and has potent anti-inflammatory and pain-inflammatory properties

-- Neem powder has strong antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and blood-purifying properties, and it will protect your pet from fleas, ticks, lice, mites, ants and mosquitoes, and alleviates skin irritati…

Losing a Pet Hurts More Than People Think

If you are a pet owner, you already know that there are no words that can describe the joy and love pets bring in the home.

Pets are a perfect company, they welcome us at the door, eagerly waiting for us to spend some time playing with them, they can perform numerous pranks and tricks to make us laugh, they are amazing with kids, and they offer unconditional love.

Pets are always there for us when we are feeling blue or lonely, when we need comfort and a warm hug, and when we are happy that life can sometimes be too beautiful to be true.

This explains why people find it too difficult to say goodbye to their pets. The loss of a pet is always a traumatic and painful experience, as it is the departure of a best friend.

Numerous people underestimate the pain felt after losing a dog or a cat, or any other pet, so researchers investigated the extent of sorrow owners feel in these cases.

The study was carried out in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. Researchers q…

Eat More Okra: It Prevents Blood Sugar Spikes, Protects the Liver, Brain and Much More

Okra is an incredibly beneficial and versatile fruit that offers a plethora of health benefits and can be used in various ways in the kitchen.

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus, or Hibiscus esculentus) is a flowering plant that belongs to the mallow family (Malvaceae) and produces large yellow flowers and a pod that measures 4-10 inches. It grows in warm climates in South America, the Middle East, and in the southern United States.

It is technically a fruit, but is eaten as a vegetable due to the rather savory taste, and is also known as lady’s fingers (or, ladies fingers), bhindi, bendakaya, bamia or gumbo. When boiled, it becomes thick, so it is often added to soups, broths, and stews. It can also be pickled, fried, or sautéed.

It is a rich source of minerals and vitamins, as well as fiber. A cup of okra provides about 40% your recommended daily vitamin C needs, which boosts the immune system, high amounts of vitamin K that boosts bone health and improves blood clotting, vitamin A, that…