Underground Ocean on Saturns Moon

An ocean at least as large as Lake Superior lies below a thick layer of ice on a moon of Saturn, new data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft suggests.

The results, published in the journal Science, support earlier signs that this small moon has liquid water. That means Saturn’s sixth-largest moon could have been — or could now be — hospitable to life.

This discovery puts Enceladus in an exclusive club of extraterrestrial worlds in the solar system that appear to have a subsurface water ocean. The others are Titan, another moon of Saturn, and Europa, a moon of Jupiter. Callisto and Ganymede, also moons of Jupiter, may also have oceans under ice.

To read more about the possible discovery check out CNN 

The Placebo Effect

Researchers have been studying the placebo effect for decades — and there’s plenty of evidence it works. So much so that a 2010 survey of more than 400 docs found that a whopping 56% said they’d actually prescribed placebos to their patients.

What exactly is the Placebo Effect?

Placebo – from the word  placeō, “I please”

It is a simulated or otherwise medically ineffectual treatment for a disease or other medical condition intended to deceive the recipient. Sometimes patients given a placebo treatment will have a perceived or actual improvement in a medical condition, a phenomenon commonly called the placebo effect.

How can we use the placebo effect on ourselves?

Be more productive

The students in the placebo sleep study who thought they’d slept well were sharper when it came to cognitive function the next day. Even if you didn’t log a solid eight hours, try to focus on how much rest you did get rather than stressing about the hour you lay awake.

Get fitter

An unusual study on placebo effect and fitness found that people who were told they were getting exercise in their daily lives — in this case, a group of hotel maids — actually became healthier without increasing their activity outside their jobs. Now, this isn’t an excuse to ditch working out altogether, but during those periods when you just really don’t have time for the gym, your health may benefit from making a list of all the ways you stay active during the day, like cleaning the house, taking the stairs, playing with your kids, or walking the dog.

Feel happier

“Thinking positively, which is an extension of the placebo effect, is related to a whole host of good health outcomes,”

Think of new ways you can convince yourself to feel good … and you will!

Desert Breath

 

In 1997, she joined with industrial designer Alexandra Stratou and architect Stella Constantinides to create a breathtaking spiral made up of alternating conical dips and protrusions in the Sahara Desert, near the Egyptian town of El Gouna just off the Red Sea. The project, known as Desert Breath, spreads over one million square feet of sand.Egyptian-Desert-Sand-Spiral-4

While the installation is still visible from the sky, there are marked signs of weathering. A body of water that once acted as the work’s center point has since evaporated. The earthen mounds have flattened over time, and cracks can be seen on the overall surface of the piece. For the artists (known collectively as D.A.ST. Art team), Desert Breath’s impending demise is the whole point.

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Superfoods: Sacha Inchi Seeds

Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) is a plant native to Peru. The term “sacha inchi” typically refers to edible seeds produced by the sacha inchi plant. Also known as sacha peanut, mountain peanut, or Inca peanut, these seeds have a nut-like flavor when roasted.  One of the richest sources in the world of omega fatty acids, Inca Peanuts are also loaded with protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Our Sacha Inchi is dry roasted to nutty, crunchy, perfection – truly a super food!

Grown in the Amazon Rainforest and the high Andes Mountains of Peru, Sacha Inchi has been part of the Inca diet for 3000 years. The Sacha Inchi plant, Plukenetia volubilis, is a rainforest vine, with star-shaped seed pods, meaning that Inca Peanuts are technically seeds, not nuts. However, our Sacha Inchi seeds do have a unique, mild, nutty taste that many compare to that of a dark roasted peanut with a slight woody flavor.

For more information on Sacha Inchi Seeds check out AtlMedicine 

Marshmallow Root

Therapeutic Uses, Benefits of Marshmallow Root

Marshmallow root has a long history dating back thousands of years as an herbal remedy for coughsore throat and other respiratory problems such as bronchitis and whooping cough (pertussis). This is due to the large amounts of mucilage found in the flower as well as the root.marshmallow_root_img

Recommended uses include that of diarrhea and indigestion; along with chronic diseases that cause these such as Crohn’s diseaseirritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Gastroesophageal reflux disease.

This herb has shown to be helpful in almost all problems related to inflammation of the digestive tract; including peptic ulcers, hiatus hernias, mouth ulcers, enteritis and colitis.

External uses have shown to be very effective as well. Laboratory tests from the 1960’s concluded that marshmallow root has anti-inflammatory activity on the human tissue indicating that this herb could be helpful in treating cuts, scrapes, and other wounds, as well as a remedy for eczemapsoriasis and pinkeye.

Learn more about Marshmallow Root at HerbalSupplement

 

Super Summer Kale Salad

Im always looking for a way to combine the things that I like to eat so today we have a cashew and kale mix! Im going to whip this one together and see if it works!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 cup vinegar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves chopped

  • 1/2 (16 ounce) package frozen shelled edamame (soybeans), thawed

  • 1/4 red onion, sliced thin

  • 1 cup shredded carrot

  • 2/3 cup fresh blueberries

  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Ocean Spray® Craisins®)

  • 1/2 cup cashew pieces

  • 1/2 cup shelled, roasted sunflower seeds

Directions

  1. Whisk sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper, and olive oil together in a bowl until sugar is dissolved; set aside.

2.   Toss kale, edamame, red onion, carrot, blueberries, dried cranberries, cashew pieces, and sunflower seeds together in a bowl. Pour about half the dressing over the mixture and toss to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours. Serve remaining dressing on side.

For more great salads check out AllRecipes 

The Importance of Bees


The small little insect that works so tirelessly and quietly around us certainly is one of the reasons, if not a main reason, for the possibility of human development on earth.  Without them, the development of life on earth, as we know it now, would have been much different and the conditions for human development may not have existed.  The conditions we are talking about here are the appearance of the flower bearing plants and pollinators, with the bees, being the crown jewel of the pollinators.  The bees, the flowers, human beings and everything that developed alongside humans are all an interconnected series of events over an enormous amount of time.

In the writings, artwork and symbolism of cultures and religions around the world from time immemorial are references to the bees and the substances they collect in Nature and make in their bodies, namely honey, bee pollen, bee propolis, royal jelly and wax.  These substances, along with the bees and the beehive, have been held in high esteem throughout human history in every part of the world.  The references are almost always of renewal, rebirth and new beginnings.  The references are almost always about the good, positive, reinforcing things of life.  They are gifts and blessings.

Some people believe that the Bees and Flowers developed at the same moment in time because they needed each other.  Indeed, perhaps the beauty in flowers was developed as a mechanism to attract pollinators and lure them in their direction.  The bees diet is flower based collecting pollen and nectar from the flower.  Much of our diet is flower based in the fruits, nuts, seeds and vegetables we eat that the bees pollinate.  Flowers represent and symbolize the very definition of beauty on earth.  The colors of every kind and fragrances of flowers cannot be reproduced.  They can only be imitated.  It is Nature and it is complex.  That is where the bees go to work for their food.

To Learn more about the importance of bees to our eco system @ CCPOLLEN 

Human Electric Energy 101

Nerve impulses are electrical energy signals; and, they creates energy-fields around the body and electro-magnetic energy waves that can travel away from the body.

Nerve Impulses – Electricity in the Body

Human electricity energy is generated by chemical processes in nerve cells. Billions of nerve impulses travel throughout the human brain and nervous system. A nerve impulse is a wave of electrical activity that passes from one end of nerve cell to another. Each impulse is the same size it; it is the frequency, impulses per second, that carries information about the intensity of the nerve signal. Neurons are the basic unit of the nervous system. Neurons are responsible for sending, receiving, and interpreting information from all parts of the body.

Nervous System – Human Electrical System

The nervous system is a network of cells called neurons which transmit information in the form of electrical signals. In the brain alone there are around 100 billion and there is a similar amount in the nervous system tissues throughout the rest of the body.

  • Nerves for relaying information to and from the senses.
  • Nerves for controlling the internal functions of the body.
  • Nerves for muscle movement.
  • Nerves for thinking.

Human Magnetism – Electro-magnetic Field

As electricity passes through a metal wire it causes an energy field or magnetic field. In a similar way, human electricity in the brain and nervous system creates human magnetic fields. There are billions of nerve impulses in the body and these are constantly creating complex human magnetic fields. The human heart is a source of electro-magnetism that, even at a few meters away, is detectable by modern scientific instruments.

Magnetic Induction- Energy Transfer

The image on the right shows an input electric current producing a magnetic field around one wire; this field passes through another wire and creates an output electric current. In physical science, this is called magnetic induction. Similarly, to magnetic induction in metal wires, the human electromagnetic field can be felt, or can influence, other people who are standing by. From your experience, do some people create a feeling within you when you are close by?

  • When close to some people, you may feel as if your body and mind becomes more energised, more hopeful and optimistic.
  • When close to other people, you may feel as if your energy drains away, a depressing or lazy feeling.

Electricity Waves – Energy Travel over a Long Distance

Electric force can transform into different types of energy waves, such as heat, radiation, radio and micro waves; and these energy waves can travel a long distance. A changing magnetic field will induce a changing electric field and vice-versa, the two are linked. These changing fields form electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic waves can travel not only through air and solid materials, but also through space. The human nervous system can create electric energy waves that can be measured with scientific instruments. The human body produces infra-red radiation that, with night vision equipment, can be seen from miles away

Sirius

In Ancient Egypt, Sirius was regarded as the most important star in the sky. In fact, it was astronomically the foundation of the Egyptians’ entire religious system. It was revered as Sothis and was associated with Isis, the mother goddess of Egyptian mythology. Isis is the female aspect of the trinity formed by herself, Osiris and their son Horus. Ancient Egyptians held Sirius in such a high regard that most of their deities were associated, in some way or another, with the star. Anubis, the dog-headed god of death, had an obvious connection with the dog star and Toth-Hermes, the great teacher of humanity, was also esoterically connected with the star.Sirius-1024x703

The Egyptian calendar system was based on the heliacal rising of Sirius that occurred just before the annual flooding of the Nile during summer. The star’s celestial movement was also observed and revered by ancient Greeks, Sumerians, Babylonians and countless other civilizations. The star was therefore considered sacred and its apparition in the sky was accompanied with feasts and celebrations. The dog star heralded the coming of the hot and dry days of July and August, hence the popular term “the dog days of summer”.

Several occult researchers have claimed that the Great Pyramid of Giza was built in perfect alignment with the stars, especially Sirius. The light from these stars were said to be used in ceremonies of Egyptian Mysteries.

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Star alignment with the Great Pyramid of Giza. Orion (associated with the god Osiris) is aligned with the King’s Chamber while Sirius (associated with the goddess Isis) is aligned with the Queen’s Chamber. A fascinating aspect of Sirius is the consistency of the symbolism and meanings attached to it. Several great civilizations have indeed associated Sirius with a dog-like figure and viewed the star as either the source or the destination of a mysterious force. In Chinese and Japanese astronomy, Sirius is known as the “star of the celestial wolf”. Several aboriginal tribes of North America referred to the star in canine terms: the Seri and Tohono O’odham tribes of the southwest describe the Sirius as a “dog that follows mountain sheep”, while the Blackfoot call it “Dog-face”. The Cherokee paired Sirius with Antares as a dog-star guardian of the “Path of Souls”. The Wolf (Skidi) tribe of Nebraska knew it as the “Wolf Star”, while other branches of knew it as the “Coyote Star”. Further north, the Alaskan Inuit of the Bering Strait called it “Moon Dog”.

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