Exercise body and mind to keep them fit; or lose you wits and fade away.

In case you still find it a challenge to get off the couch or do mental arithmetic (when shopping for example) this week more evidence was published  showing the dramatic difference between people engaged in life and those waiting to die. A study showing that elderly people who exercise ‘live five years longer’ was published …
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Don’t watch “Earthlings”. You can’t handle it.

Three stages of TRUTH: Ridicule. Violent opposition. Acceptance. Earthlings is a docudrama drawing attention to vile, uncivilised behaviour in which we all play a role.  It focuses on the torture of animals which modern society condones and from which we distance ourselves, covering five aspects: pets, food, clothing, entertainment, science. Be warned.  It is graphic.  …
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Yoga In Ireland – groundbreaking analysis of market and practitioner behaviour.

Check out Pam’s article,  The Irish Yoga Market, published in Yoga Therapy Ireland Magazine, Spring 2015. Pam’s ground breaking research acquired raw data on the yoga market in Ireland which was previously unavailable and focuses on why people do yoga. The research included lengthy interviews with a number of teachers and leading yoga entrepreneurs, plus a …
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You can’t outrun a bad diet!

The message is getting through.  Sugar is bad.  Bad for your body.  Bad for your mind.  Maybe even bad for your soul. In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three international experts said it was time to “bust the myth” about exercise. They said while activity was a key part of staving …
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Hearing loss in rich countries – another decadent crack in the system.

Last year it was reported that for 4 decades global development had followed the pessimistic scenario projected in 1972 in Limits to Growth.  2015 was projected as the start of the outward signs of decay.  And here’s one of them: World Health Organisation data shows increasing hearing damage in developed economies from partying, and other …
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The foxes have taken over the hen house!

Big business is secretly lobbying government to pass laws that give the rights to determine what we eat, irrespective of health or environment, as long as it makes money for them! Maybe that sounds too fantastic to be true, but it’s happening.  Maybe you’re in big business and you think it can’t be that bad …
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Drinking cow poo! Or not? Cleaning Up after Big Ag

Here’s the essay of the week from OCA.  It’s short and sweet and to the point.  The point is not so sweet – big food producers are breaking laws, poisoning consumers and getting away with it because of corrupted legislation and process … Cleaning Up after Big Ag A “Cow Palace” in Washington State that …
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“The Facts” about sustainability, the environment and your future.

Below are the facts stated in the film Cowspiracy and their references.  Which ever side you’re on it’s good to know them.   For example, one takeaway from the ideas presented is that we can resolve environmental problems, reform economic systems and still keep our cars, if we change our diet.  If you take that with …
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Malnutrition costs the global economy over 3 years’ GDP growth

The Global Nutrition Report said that  globally, malnutrition led to “11% of GDP being squandered as a result of lives lost, less learning, less earning and days lost to illness.” And the numbers are made more appalling by the fact that they cut both ways: not enough food and too much food.  Every nation except …
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Data shows global growth now past tipping point. Global collapse occurring. Whole systems change imperative.

Economic research published by the University of Melbourne analysed the predictions made in the ground breaking 1972 book Limits to Growth, and notes that the actual trajectory followed in the four decades since has followed the worst case scenario. The 1970s computer model has proved remarkably accurate in predicting developments in the world economy, population …
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