Mutant mice stay skinny on a high fat diet, study discovers
The mystery of why some people get fat eating high-fat foods while others can stay skinny on a diet of burgers and chips is closer to being solved. Research led by the University of Sydney in collaboration with the University of NSW has investigated a genetically modified strain of mice and unexpectedly found that the mice remained thin on a high-fat diet. The findings have recently been published in the journal Diabetes.
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Money and Life
This Is Water: Re-imagining Everyday Life
Can we see the economic crisis not as a disaster, but as a tremendous opportunity? Centered around this provocative inquiry, Money and Life is a feature length film that offers a new story of money based on an emerging paradigm of planetary well-being that understands all of life as profoundly interconnected. This cinematic odyssey takes us on a journey, from the origins of money to connecting the systemic dots on the current global financial crisis and how we got here. It is a tapestry of beautifully shot expert interviews woven with compelling vignettes of individuals and businesses consciously transforming their relationship with money. Together with dynamic animation, an original music score and an elegant voice of narration, the film tells a new story of money, but more broadly it tells a new story of humanity with a touch of humour and a lot of heart.
O, the maddening tedium of the everyday responsibilities of adult life! It plagues us because, when traversing a landscape all-too-familiar and all-too-disappointing, the "default setting" of our mentality is to feel victimized by circumstance. We place ourselves in the center of the universal narrative, making the plot-line all about our own misery.
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Five Natural Alternatives for Banishing Fibromyalgia Pain and Inflammation
Though there is still some debate over whether or not it is an inflammatory or a neurological condition, or some combination of both, most everyone will agree that fibromyalgia is a severely debilitating health condition that robs its victims of their energy, their strength and ultimately their lives. But the good news is that there are a number of natural remedies that individuals with fibromyalgia can use to help keep the chronic illness under control, and maybe even cure it altogether. Here are five of the most effective ones:
MS patients increasingly use alternative treatments to improve lives
Although they often don't let their mainstream medical doctors know it, large numbers of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) use alternative treatments such as dietary supplements, acupuncture and herbal medicine to improve their lives. Thanks to researchers at the University of Copenhagen, for the first time a major research project has been undertaken to map the use of these alternative therapies by MS patients. It's a subject of special importance to Denmark which has the highest incidence of this disease worldwide.
Industry Insensitivity to Health Drives Codex Agenda
By Scott C. Tips
The hazy, smoggy skies over Beijing during these March days are emblematic of the Codex meetings that the National Health Federation (NHF) has been attending for many days here in China. The Sun only shimmers as a strange, pale orange globe, casting an ethereal, almost futuristic "Bladerunner" look to the cityscape while city residents glide silently past with white face masks and we Codex delegates and staff work inside overheated rooms on international food-additive standards. Given what has transpired, the setting seems apt.
EU Embraces 'Suspended Coffee': Pay It Forward With A Cup Of Joe
Tough economic times and growing poverty in much of Europe are reviving a humble tradition that began some one-hundred years ago in the Italian city of Naples. It's called caffè sospeso — "suspended coffee": A customer pays in advance for a person who cannot afford a cup of coffee.
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The Beauty of Wabi Sabi
In 1992, while living in Japan, I embarked on a project to locate and define the kind of beauty that I felt most deeply attracted to. By "beauty" I meant that complex of exciting, pleasurable sensations ostensibly emanating from things—objects, environments, and even ideas—that makes us feel more alive and connected to the world; that urgent feeling we equate with "the good," "the right," and "the true."