The best dentists Melbourne practitioners would say that it’s not everyday that you’ll need treatment for gum disease. What you need to keep in mind though is that you may not know in advance if there is something wrong with your teeth and gums. You may already have a serious condition that needs dental attention [...]
(NaturalNews) The City of Los Angeles is considering a law that would require all new homes and large developments, along with some redevelopments, to harvest all rainwater that falls on site. The new law would require developers to capture 100 percent of the rainwater falling onto a site in a three-quarter-inch rain storm. Builders would have to use techniques such as permeable pavement, infiltration swales, curb bump-outs and storage cisterns to infiltrate water into the soil or store it for use. In addition to reducing demand on local aquifers and wastewater treatment plants, the measure would keep 104 million gallons of polluted runoff out of the ocean each year, according to its author Paula Daniels, commissioner of the Board of Public Works. Runoff from pavement and other hardscapes produced by urban sprawl is a major source of water pollution, washing contaminants from yards, buildings and roads into waterways and eventually into the ocean. Builders who fail to reduce their runoff to zero would be required to pay the city $13 per gallon. This money would be used to fund low-impact public developments such as the retrofitting of 24,000 linear feet of parkway in Mar Vista to infiltrate an additional two million gallons of storm water each year. The measure has come under strong opposition from the Building Industry Association, which already fought successfully to get the per-gallon fine lowered from $20 to $13. “We worked out something with the business community that they can release the runoff if they first run the water over a high-efficiency bio-filtration system,” Daniels said. “In other words, they have to clean it first.” The association remains fundamentally opposed to the law, however. The Department of Public Works approved the ordinance in January. To become law it must be adopted first by the City Council’s Energy and Environment committee and its Planning and Land Use Management committee. At that point, it would need to be approved by the city council and mayor. Sources for this story include: www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-rain-barrels1-2010feb01,0,1154413.story.
(NaturalNews) The coconut is a highly versatile food that is loaded with an array of diverse nutrients that result in amazing health benefits. Coconut milk, cream, oil and flour are some of the most common coconut superfoods available on the market. But did you know that a healthy, superior form of sugar can also be obtained from coconuts? Azukar Organics, a specialty commodities company based out of Los Angeles, produces a delicious, certified organic coconut sugar that is rich in vitamins and minerals and is safe for diabetics. The company claims that its coconut sugar actually helps people who use it to manage proper weight and maintain proper insulin levels. Even those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can safely use coconut sugar in moderation. When I first stumbled across Azukar’s coconut sugar, it piqued my interest because it was the first time I had ever heard of coconut-derived sugar. Though common in East Asia, it is fairly new to the Western world, so naturally I was curious about it. How is coconut sugar different from other kinds of sugar? How does it compare to other natural, low-glycemic sweeteners? Many people are probably familiar with sweeteners like agave syrup and stevia, which are two of the more popular low-glycemic sweeteners used by health-conscious individuals. Stevia is great, but it seems to work best in beverages rather than in solid foods and baked goods. And agave syrup has taken a lot of heat lately for having a very high fructose level and for not necessarily being all that healthy, depending on how it is extracted and processed. But rather than put down these other two sweeteners, which I happen to believe are both excellent alternatives to conventional refined sugar, I would like to add a third contender into the mix that is one of my new favorites. When I first tasted Azukar’s coconut sugar, I was impressed by its complex and rich flavor. Its color is similar to some lighter brown sugars, but the crystals are larger and the flavor is much more elaborate. It is unlike any other sugar I have ever tasted, and in the best possible way. I just so happened to taste Azukar’s coconut sugar in some delicious organic, gluten-free coconut brownies that the company made with its organic coconut flour, coconut sugar and cacao. It was a deliciously healthy sweet treat that deserves an article of its own! But the way the coconut sugar mingled ever-so-gently with the other flavors really sets it apart from other sweeteners. There are no strange flavors or aftertastes, and no spike in blood sugar levels. And I am not exaggerating when I say that they were the most delicious brownies I have ever tasted. Which brings up another interesting point about coconut sugar: when used in proper amounts, it does not over-sweeten foods, but rather perks them up while highlighting its own unique flavor and the flavor of the food. More often than not, baked goods are over-sweetened with conventional sugar that is not only simple in taste but very unhealthy. Coconut sugar is a welcomed, more subtle alternative. Coconut sugar has long been a staple in East Asia where it is extracted from the sap of coconut flower buds. And when compared to brown cane sugar, coconut sugar contains more than 20 times the amount of nitrogen, 26 times the amount of phosphorus, nearly 16 times the amount of potassium, four times the amount of magnesium, 26 times the amount of natural chloride, and nearly twice the amount of iron. It is also very high in natural B vitamins. Coconut sugar is also one of the most sustainable sweeteners in the world. Coconut palms, which are different from the type used to make palm oil, produce up to 75 percent more sugar per acre than does sugar cane. Coconut palms are also considered to be the “tree of life” by many because they can produce over 100 different products and they work well for small farmers who are able to make livelihoods because of them. Naturally, excessive sugar intake should be avoided since too much of any form can lead to bad health, but when you are making something with sugar and want to use the healthiest form, coconut sugar is a great option and Azukar Organics is a great brand. To learn more about Azukar Organics and its line of coconut products, please visit www.azukarorganics.com.
(NaturalNews) Today, I spent my time interviewing people on the Gulf Coast from Mississippi to Louisiana. Several of those interviews were conducted on camera, and you’ll be seeing those videos as early as tomorrow here on NaturalNews. Interestingly, it turns out that a lot of the people living on the Gulf Coast have a history of working with oil companies — and even on oil rigs. I spoke to several people who have a work history with BP, and two of them told me they are certain that British Petroleum is NOT trying to stop the oil coming out of the well . What they are trying to do, I was told, is SAVE the oil well so that they can capture the oil and sell it. This claim stands in direct contradiction to what BP says. The company insists it’s trying to stop the flow of oil from the well. But if you look at BP’s actions , what they’re really trying to do is siphon off the gushing oil where it can be pumped to a tanker ship and sold as crude. It is a simple matter, by the way, for oil companies to separate water from oil. They do it all the time in oil fields all across America. So if they can siphon off the oil from the Deepwater Horizon well — even if it’s mixed with water — they can sell it for potentially billions of dollars. It raises the question: Is the economic promise of captured oil causing BP to avoid using its best effort to cap the well? Tapping, not capping Notice that the new device they’re lowering onto the well is designed not to close it off but to pump the oil to an awaiting ship. This is a plan to “capture” the oil, not to seal off the well. The mainstream media hasn’t picked up on this yet, by the way. To my knowledge, no one is yet reporting this story that BP may have never had any intention of actually capping the deep sea well. We already know BP has been extremely dishonest with the media about this entire situation. By distorting the truth and lying to the public, BP has lost all credibility with almost everyone (Governors, Senators, journalists, etc.). So how can we trust that BP is actually trying to cap this well when there’s so much money to be made from allowing it to keep spilling oil that can soon be captured? In other words, it’s in BP’s financial interests to avoid capping the well and claim the well can’t be capped when, in reality, what they may be trying to do is buy more time until they can lower a “capture containment device” onto the well head that can direct all the outflowing crude oil to BP’s awaiting tanker ships. In talking to the people face to face here on Gulf Coast, I learned that Gulf Coast people don’t trust BP , and they don’t trust the company’s intentions. Today was the first I had heard of the BP agenda to “keep the well flowing” yet suddenly this theory makes sense. BP, after all, went through all the trouble and expense to drill the well. Why wouldn’t they want to cash in on the crude oil coming out of it? To collapse the well and plug it for good would destroy BP’s chance to siphon off oil and sell it for profit (until at least August, when the pressure relief wells are expected to be completed). And that is perhaps the single most important reason why oil is still flowing out of that well right now. As one person I interviewed today put it, “Why should a British petroleum company care about what happens to America’s shores?” After all, the financial payoffs to the businesses hurt by the spill may pale in comparison to the billions of dollars in profit to be had from tapping — not capping — the well and turning crude oil into raw cash. There will be more to this story. Let’s see if the mainstream media picks up on this angle. By the way, I don’t yet have conclusive proof that BP’s intentions are to avoid capping this well. It’s just a working theory based on people I’ve talked to here on the Gulf Coast who appear to know what they’re talking about. BP would obviously deny this, but then again BP has denied many things that we know to be true (like the fact that the beach cleanup crews specifically cleaned the beach on Grand Isle before Obama showed up, then left promptly as soon as he left). If you haven’t yet, check out my CounterThink Cartoon on the BP oil spill at www.CounterThink.com Also, watch for video interviews with the people on the Gulf Coast. We’ll be publishing them here on NaturalNews starting as early as tomorrow. I’m headed to New Orleans tomorrow to check out the local scene there and see what else I can find out by talking to the locals on the front lines.
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