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Aug 17, 2010

Naturally Protect Your Skin From Mosquito Bites


Taken from Care2's 'Daily Action':
Before you head for the hills or enjoy an outdoor evening BBQ, think twice about using DEET-based mosquito repellents.
Research shows that regular use of chemical repellents like DEET can:

  • Damage brain cells and Interact with medications.
  • Cause brain cell death and behavioural changes- as observed in animals exposed to DEET after frequent and prolonged use. *
  • Result in up to 15% of DEET being absorbed by the skin into the bloodstream.

Learn from Michelle Schoffro Cook how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquitoes without covering your skin in dangerous chemicals.
Mosquito-Free Naturally
Here are some of Michelle's recommendations for natural mosquito repellents: (N.B. see details on each via the link supplied)
- Citronella
- Soy oil
- Catnip
- NEEM seed oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Garlic
Michelle Schoffro Cook, BSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM
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*This of course means that animals in laboratories suffered 'frequent and prolonged' cruel experiments.
I implore you not to reward the people making money from DEET products with your custom. 
It is your choice... you can:

  • STOP MAKING SUCH PEOPLE RICH;
  • STOP DECREASING YOUR OWN QUALITY OF LIFE.
Apr 16, 2010


Posted by
Samantha, selected from Tonic Apr 16, 2010
Stork Travels 8000 Miles to Be Reunited with Injured Lover | Care2 Healthy & Green Living:

No distance is too far for Rodan...Making the trip from South Africa to Croatia every spring, the male bird travels 13,000 km to see his beloved female partner, Malena, who is unable to fly.

   The loving storks cozy up, mating and raising their new chicks (they have produced 32 offspring so far). Rodan then departs to spend the winter months in South Africa and returns on exactly the same day, the following spring.
   Locals in the small village of Slavonski Brod in Croatia thought crippled Malena would almost certainly die when she was shot by a hunter in 1993, but thanks to the Vokic family, whose roof she lives on and her ever faithful partner, Rodan, she has survived for over 17 years.
   Reunited again last week, Rodan was more eager than ever to see his love, arriving two hours earlier than usual.
   The storks have become so famous in the village that it’s not only Malena that waits anxiously for her partner to return, local residents and reporters gather round to welcome the tired bird home, every March. Lets hope the couple’s little chicks will be just as loyal and faithful as their Papa!

From the Romanian Times
   "When Italian hunters shot this female stork called Malena, local vets in Croatia were the stork had been nesting revealed that although they had saved her life -- she would never fly again.
   "She was placed back in her nest with her young and when her partner named Rodan flew south with their young they expected that she would eventually die and certainly never mate again.
   "But their predictions that she would not live were foiled after the Vokic family where she had a nest helped to feed her through the long winter months and now -- amazingly -- every year Rodan returns to mate with his partner and rear another clutch of chicks."
   "Because she can't fly Rodan teaches the little ones to fly and accompanies them south every season."

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Jul 16, 2008
Facts About Coral Reefs

Do you know how many people rely on coral reefs for their jobs and livelihoods?
What about the importance of coral reefs and the roles they play as natural barriers?
Can coral reefs play a role in helping us heal bones and fight diseases?
Find out the answers to these questions and more as you check out these interesting coral facts! And when you think that you know all there is to know about coral reefs...
Test your knowledge with our coral reef quiz.
               

Fact: Coral reefs are among the oldest ecosystems on Earth.

Fact: Coral reefs are the largest living structure on the planet.

Fact: Although coral reefs cover less than 1% of the Earth’s surface, they are home to 25% of all marine fish species.

Fact: 500 million people rely on coral reefs for their food and livelihoods. 

Fact: Coral reefs form natural barriers that protect nearby shorelines from the eroding forces of the sea, thereby protecting coastal dwellings, agricultural land and beaches.

Fact: Without the existence of coral reefs, parts of Florida would be under water.

Fact: Coral reefs have been used in the treatment of cancer, HIV, cardiovascular diseases and ulcers.

Fact: Corals' porous limestone skeletons have been used for human bone grafts.

Fact: It is estimated that coral reefs provide $375 billion per year around the world in goods and services.

Fact: If the present rate of destruction continues, 70% of the world's coral reefs will be destroyed by the year 2050.


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