Health & Wellness

How To Grow Your Own Food by Isaura Figueroa ~ Cool Contrast
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How to Grow Your Own Food: A Beginner’s Guide to Sustainability & Self-Sufficiency

Are you curious about growing your own food but don’t know where to begin? Isaura Figueroa’s guide How to Grow Your Own Food: A Beginner’s Guide to sustainability and self-sufficiency is a great start. This interactive e-book encourages us to think of the importance of growing our own food,  giving back to the land and…

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Nature’s Perspective ~ Cool Contrast
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Nature’s Perspective

The outside noise of the world can disconnects us from ourselves and our truth. A trick in finding balance is too look at what is around us. Ask yourself, What is true for me at this moment? A simple questions like this can shift our thinking and allows us to see the world for what…

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4 Plants That Remove Toxins and Improve Air Quality ~ Cool Contrast
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4 Plants That Remove Toxins and Improve Air Quality

With the amount of cars and pollution causing technology existing around the world today, it is important to create an environment in our homes that acts as more of a solution. Here is a list of 4 household plants that remove toxins and improve air quality in your home. 1. Devils Ivy or Pothos Devil’s…

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Exciting, New and Nutritious Food of the 21st Century - Cool Contrast
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Exciting, New and Nutritious Food of the 21st Century

Sustainable, local and organic agriculture may be the answer to the long-term damaging effects of industrial agricultural. Although sustainable and organic farming is not a new concept, we are now starting to realize the importance of honoring and taking care of the land that feeds us. Most importantly, as humans we are beginning to understand…

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The Health Benefits of Microgreens - Cool Contrast
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The Health Benefits of Sunflower Microgreens

Few people know that black oil sunflower seeds can produce sunflower microgreens vegetables that are full of nutrients and vitamins. Microgreens are mini vegetables that are harvested right when the first leaves form. Science appears to show that microgreens contain greater amounts of nutrients than their mature counterparts. Aside from the amazing health benefits, sunflower…

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Mushrooms Can Heal The Environment

Back in 2012, students from the University of Yale discovered a rare mushroom in the Amazonian rainforest that could eat plastic. The mushroom called Pestalotiopsis microspora is capable of surviving on plastic alone and can live without oxygen. Scientist at the Kunming Institute of Botany in the province of Yunnan, China, also discovered a strain…

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Seed Exchange Can Save The Future of Food

Before the invention of farming, humans were hunters and gathers. We migrated in search of life. Migration dispersed seeds and made it possible for plants, fruits and crops to grow all over the world. Seeds carry within itself new life, nourishment, initiation, reproduction and abundance not just for the human race but for all ecosystems.…

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7 Proven Health Benefits of Matcha Tea - Cool Contrast
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7 Proven Health Benefits of Matcha Tea

Matcha has became very in popular lately. It is consumed as shots, lattes, teas, and even desserts, in many types of establishment everywhere from health stores to coffee shops. Resembling green tea, matcha comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. Matcha is grown by covering their tea plants 20–30 days before harvest to avoid direct sunlight.…

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Connection (Part 2)
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Connection (Part 2), A Sincere Look Into A World of Food, Culture and Connection

We’ve been blessed with Connection (Part 1) and now we have the second installment in the video series by Brynton Martel, titled “Connection.”  This one is a 7-minute audio-visual vlog with beautiful cinematography. The candid video, filmed in the outskirts of Los Angeles, is a refreshing look into many worlds that flow seamlessly together. It…

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Mind, Body Soul - Monk 2 - Cool Contrast
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The Mind-Body-Soul Connection

Does all reside in the mind? Most think that all resides in the mind, our emotions, our feelings, our thoughts of course. But what if our entire body and all of the cells within it played a role in our moods, behaviors and thoughts. We are made up of trillions of cells and each one…

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