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Healthy Life Through Veganism

In the not too distant future, there will be a hedge that will grow under a stream that falls from what was once a great waterfall and in this hedge there will live a tiny, mammalian group of creatures that will depend solely on the fruit of the hedge and the water of the stream and the rays of the sun for sustenance and that’s all I have to say about that.

Sometimes, when you look up to the night sky, you’ll see nothing but black – but even in that great abyss that is seemingly filled with loneliness and a mass collection of ‘stuff that is not’, there is life. Maybe the life that is out there is better off not knowing about our existence – then again, maybe we’re better off not knowing about their existence. What if they managed to get things right, a society deep in space untouched by the pollution of our ways – a race or species that actually managed to figure out how to exist on their planet. I can’t imagine a worse outcome than stumbling upon alien life only to realize that they’re the same as us. What a depressing thought that is…that our minds and bodies are pre-coded to live like this as per some great universal conditioning that we have yet to define or understand.

What would life have been like had we not discovered psychoanalysis? Would many of the conditions we now seem to suffer from even exist if we did not know about them? I wonder, has psychology helped more people or drugged more people? Would it be easier to lock mental patients away in a lifetime meditation centre and drug them with nothing but marijuana, yoga and a cheap, healthy vegan diet? Would everyone in society go mental if this was a viable option? Is this an easier way to control the ebb and flow of society? Do you realize how many millions of people would probably sign up for something like this? Could we imagine ourselves outside of the pyramid scheme that call the civilized world? Has man’s greatest tool also become man’s ultimate demise? I wonder about this as I try and figure out how to live a life that is less dependant on money for survival, but rather merely a means of getting from a to b when you need to or to balance out a fair trade.

How do we accurately measure value if we’ve already been instructed on what to value or hold dearest to our hearts? How can value ever be true if it’s held up against a standard that is false? Is the pure chance of our existence as a species not enough for us to grateful that we are? Have our emotions ever really been true to our minds, or do our minds dictate how we’re supposed to feel? What do you see with your eyes? What do you really ever see? Vibrations and fixed ratios – a state and a phase.

 

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Tea Tree Oil For President!

Treating inflammation can be quite a tiresome duty if you’re trying to keep yourself healthy and maintain good, well-regulated skin health over the course of time. With the growing amount of options we have available to us these days with regards to pharmaceutical products (there’s one for every common ailment imaginable at this point), it can be difficult to find ones that actually work or deliver on their promises as a product. On top of that, finding a conventional medical product that works well is one challenge, then trying to find one that doesn’t actually come with a variety of different side-effects (which ultimately reduce the quality of your health in general) which are actually just the ‘effects’ of the medication on your body. The idea of side-effects are really a clever marketing tactic that pharmaceutical companies employ to convince us that any negative feelings or symptoms that may arise from taking the medication are ‘out of the norm’ or something that only affects certain people  – instead of simply being thought of as a normal reaction that our bodies have towards the chemical composition of the medication we might be taking. Maple holistics has an amazing tea tree oil conditioner that will enhance your hair forever.

Tea Tree, Melaleuca alternifolia Foster Purchased 2011

Because so many of us tend to have generally negative reactions towards these medications, many of us have started to switch to natural products as a suitable treatment for most of the common or everyday ailments or health issues that affect us on a regular basis. While it may be true that using conventional products, be they medications, shampoos, conditioners etc. may give quicker results and seem more effective at treating the immediate symptoms of the ailment, the reality is that they come with a long list of side effects that may have a serious negative effects on the quality of our hair, skin and health in general over a longer period of time. Why is this the case though? The main reason for the success and effectivity of these products is, in the same breath, the source of all their nascent problems. What I’m referring to is the inclusion of and in some cases, the pure dependence on chemical ingredients in their formula as a means of making the product effective. This is quite ironic as on one hand, the product may be more effective at relieving the initial signs and symptoms of the related illness or ailment, but on the other hand these also lead to some serious side-effects that can ruin the quality of your health and give you babies that are horribly deformed. The kind that stare up at you, all innocent and pure, and yet you look away in horror because you can’t tell which of the 4 eyes looking at you is worth looking into.

So the first place I would recommend trying to switch your products with natural products is in the bathroom – starting with your  shampoo and conditioner. I opted for the maple tea tree oil conditioner because it’s a natural treatment for inflammation and can help to treat the signs and symptoms of dandruff without giving you deformed children or any harmful side-effects.

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All Natural Shampoo

ecofriendlyEvery shampoo, soap, moisturizer, and other similar products that Alvin Jackson owned had one problem. It had sulfates, parabens and other chemicals that Alvin had recently been reading a lot about were probably not the best for him to have. He needed to figure out what to do about this!

From the research that Alvin did he soon discovered that shampoo, soap, moisturizer, and a lot of other similar products did all have sulfates and parabens yet some research seemed to say that this wasn’t something to worry about. Others disagreed arguing that these sulfates and parabens could be highly damaging to the rest of your body  . Alvin was always a more cautious person though and decided it made more sense for him to get more natural products. So he decided going with the shampoos and soaps that contained more natural oils. He also considered buying a lot of natural oils themselves like avocado oil or sandalwood oil to help him have better overall skin and hair. A company that makes a great collection of these types of products is mapleholistics.com

natural-shampooHe decided he would try a bunch of them. One problem though. A lot of these natural oils and the products that contained them tended to be a little more expensive. He then discovered a small store in the Greenwich Village of Manhattan, not to far from his NYU dorm room, that sold discounted natural products. How did they do this? They had a vegetarian restaurant that was a huge chain in Manhattan that was the main funder of their small natural products store. This is how they were able to sell these natural products for such discounted prices. Otherwise they probably wouldn’t be able to survive. I mean it would just be to expensive the price for a good tea tree oil shampoo is just to high. It was also miraculous that in a neighborhood as affluent as Greenwich Village you could find such a discounted store. Pretty crazy no? Back to our story though. Alvin was ecstatic to discover more discounted natural oils and other natural products containing these oils. It didn’t cost him all that much. After shopping Alvin went back to his dorm room with all of his new natural products in hand. He began to apply them in normal proportional amounts according to the amounts you were supposed to apply.

Over the next few weeks Alvin was extremely pleased with the results of all of his natural products. His skin, hair and overall demeanor, due to the natural products aromatherapy properties, helped him feel and look a lot good. Alvin soon discovered that there were a lot of other friends of his that lived on his floor of his NYU dorm room. They also began to shop for the natural products and had a lot of great results from these products as well. Before you knew it the entire floor of their NYU dorm room became free from Sulfates and Paraben’s. All these NYU students buying natural products from this store helped the other natural product stores have more competitive prices. Before you knew it Greenwich Village became a great place for this stuff.

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