British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the scene of the London Bridge stabbing attack on November 30, 2019 in London, England with fast food in hand. Johnson’s regime announced plans to begin monitoring UK family eating habits and exercise activity with a pilot program alarmingly similar to China’s social credit. Johnson is piggybacking on COVID-19, saying anti-obesity efforts will reduce deaths and serious illness from the disease.
Forget Vaccine Passports – UK Government to ‘Monitor Family Supermarket Spending’ in Social Credit-Style Anti-Obesity Campaign
The Boris Johnson’s administration plans to deploy a “government-backed rewards programme” to monitor spending and physical activity of citizens, allegedly to curb the UK’s obesity crisis in the name of combating COVID-19 illness and death,...
Buchu: the Ancient ‘Miracle Herb’ of South Africa
South Africa's "miracle herb,” Agathosma Betulina, or Buchu, is a natural plant resource. Sometimes referred to as "The Cape's First Doctor," Buchu is found solely in South Africa's Western Cape area.  The flowering herb is...
Making pickles is a fun way to extend the life of your garden produce, and take advantage of the benefits offered by lactic acid fermentation.
Make Your Own Pickles and Enjoy the Benefits of Lactic Acid Fermentation
The fermentation of various foods has been practiced throughout the ages and in every culture. Traditionally valued as a means of preserving food, it is now recognized that fermentation also offers many health benefits, such...
The ‘Dragon Blood’ Trees of the Arabian Sea: Popular Pigment, Medicine and Mysticism
The Socotra Dragon Tree, dracaena cinnabari, is a member of the Asparagaceae family native to the island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea. Dracaena cinnabari is unusual in both its longevity and the fact that,...
Purslane and Other Incredible Edibles – Wild Edibles Part II
Eating seasonally is one of the most efficient ways to maintain health, harmony, and vitality. Shopping your local farmer’s markets, belonging to a CSA, and growing your own produce are all great ways to ensure...
The Rich Tradition of Frankincense and Myrrh
Frankincense and myrrh, at one time considered as valuable as gold, are still highly popular today in the form of incense and essential oils. These twin aromatic resins are harvested from the spindly Boswellia trees...
Jade: Culturally Significant, Spiritually Priceless
Jade, as valuable as gold in Chinese culture, is precious not only for its aesthetic beauty. It possesses many unusual characteristics that give it great cultural and spiritual value. Yù (玉 jade), is one of...
The Relationship Between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts
Great practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are often great martial artists. Those who practice both medicine and martial arts can be traced back as far as Hua Tuo (華佗), probably the most well-known doctor...
Rooibos: Extraordinary Herb Receives Due Distinction
A proud inheritance of South Africa, Rooibos tea has become the very first food in Africa to be approved by the EU for listing on the register. The EU's logo may now be used on...