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Healing with Rainforest Herbs: A User’s Guide

April 30th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

The Amazon rainforest. Not only is it the lungs of the earth, but it’s our medicine cabinet too. Amazonian rainforest herbs have been treasured by indigenous cultures since ancient times. Many of these potent plants have benefits for the rest of us too. So potent, in fact, a simple cup of cat’s claw tea or a smoothie enhanced with wayusa can drastically change the course of our health


Good News about Soy and Deforestation

January 11th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Are you cutting back or cutting out your meat consumption partly because of the link between meat and deforestation? Studies have shown that soy production is also a major contributor to deforestation in Brazilian rainforests. Don't give up the tofu and edamame just yet, though, because there's more to this than meets the eye, and a recent report had some good news about this trend



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