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Living Happier and Healthier: What a Green Lifestyle Can Do for You

Many people believe that making the switch to green living involves giving something up. However, that is not the case. Living an eco-friendly lifestyle benefits you and your family tremendously.

http://www.greenerideal.com/lifestyle/0602-living-happier-healthier-green-lifestyle-can/

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Crowdfunded Documentary Aims To Make Permaculture More Accessible

“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.” – Bill Mollison

http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/crowdfunded-documentary-aims-make-permaculture-more-accessible.html


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This Curry Spice Might Help the Brain Heal Itself

TIME

A spice commonly used to make curry could help the brain heal itself by encouraging the growth of nerve cells, according to a new study.

Researchers at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine in Julich, Germany found that rats injected with aromatic-turmerone, a compound found naturally in turmeric, showed increased activity in parts of the brain associated with nerve cell growth.

The compound could encourage the proliferation of brain cells, researchers said — though it was unclear whether it could be used to help stall or reverse the symptoms of degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s or dementia in human beings.

A separate trial by the same research group found that rodent neural stem cells grew when they were bathed in a solution of aromatic-turmerone. The cells bathed in the turmeric compound also appeared to specialize into certain types of brain cells more rapidly.

Dr Rueger told the BBC: “It…

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