Love is in the air

Indulge yourself with the Hemp Love Seat.

The Love Seat is tightly upholstered with sturdy 17oz. Hemp fabric and accent welting giving the Love Seat an incredible surface of interesting variations of natural hemp color and textures.

Intelligence in Apes

Watch this. These beautiful creatures certainly deserve the right not to be tortured. It’s the very least. So I applaud Spain for their recent move.

Earth Sightings

Natural phenomena never ceases to amaze me!

I came across this article about a mysterious fireball falling down in the Middle East, a week after a similarly-looking meteor(?) was spotted in Los Angeles.

How freaky is that?

Be a Vegetarian Just One Day a Week

Life ain’t a black-n-white motion picture. There are countless shades of gray.

Vegetarianism is extremely Eco-friendly. However, eliminating our meat and fish consumption can be very difficult. But even if we deny ourselves of these items only one day a week, we still make a difference. If 7 people do this, it has the same effect as one person going Veggie — and if 70 million people eat tofu instead of a steak just 4 times a month, it has the same impact as 10 million people who stop consuming animal-derived environmentally-straining products.

Indian Cow

It’s not a big endeavor. On the contrary, it’s a challenge worth taking.

An Everlasting Lightning Storm

Rare geographical conditions generate a massive lightning storm most days of the year. This amazing phenomenon occurs at the mouth of the Catatumbo river at Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. Believe it or not, this storm is the world’s principal regenerator of the earth’s ozone layer.

Venezuela's Everlasting Storm

Abdominal Brain – Introduction

Get acquainted:

The digestive system is endowed with its own, local nervous system referred to as the enteric or intrinsic nervous system. The magnitude and complexity of the enteric nervous system is immense – it contains as many neurons as the spinal cord.

A Scientific Overview:

Brain in the Belly

Conventional medical treatment for neurological disorders such as epilepsy, migraine, and autism focuses on the brain. Although standard medical treatment is often helpful, the underlying causes of these disorders are not well understood. Furthermore, some individuals respond poorly, or not all to regular medicine. Evidence is accumulating in the medical literature that the enteric nervous system (ENS) – that part of the nervous system associated with the alimentary canal – also plays a role in these disorders. Historically, the concept of an autonomous abdominal nervous system was advocated by Byron Robinson, Johannis Langley, and Edgar Cayce. The work of these three prominent historical figures is considered along with modern viewpoints on the abdominal nervous system. Complementary therapies that address the nervous system of the abdomen hold potential as useful adjuncts to conventional treatment for certain neurological disorders.

Now let’s see why this is important:

As light is shed on the circuitry between the two brains, researchers are beginning to understand why people act and feel the way they do. When the central brain encounters a frightening situation, it releases stress hormones that prepare the body to fight or flee. The stomach contains many sensory nerves that are stimulated by this chemical surge – hence the “butterflies”. On the battlefield, the higher brain tells the gut brain to shut down. A frightened running animal does not stop to defecate, according to Dr. Gershon.

Fear also causes the vagus nerve to “turn up the volume” on serotonin circuits in the gut. Thus over stimulated, the gut goes into higher gear and diarrhea results. Similarly, people sometimes “choke” with emotion. When nerves in the esophagus are highly stimulated, people have trouble swallowing.

Tea TV

Samovar Tea Lounge, a San Fransisco tea house, has created a 16-part video series called “Passage to Peace: Exploring Tea Culture Today”.

Press the image below to watch the trailer for this online series, which aims to show the connection between drinking tea and inner peace.

Smovar Tea TV