Recommended Books January 2016

Spirit Vine January 2016, Recommended Books

Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self by Sandra Ingerman With warmth and compassion, Sandra Ingerman describes the dramatic results of combining soul retrieval with contemporary psychological concepts in this visionary work that revives the ancient shamanic tradition of soul retrieval for healing emotional and physical illness. This revised and updated edition includes a new afterword by the author.   The …

Wormwood Extract Kills Cancer Cells

Spirit Vine January 2016

Medieval as it sounds, scientists are testing a recipe of wormwood and iron on breast cancer cells, and so far the results are encouraging. In a new study, researchers report that artemesinin–a derivative of the wormwood plant–kills iron-enriched breast cancer cells but doesn’t harm many healthy ones. Artemesinin’s destructive properties are triggered by higher than normal levels of iron in …

5 Magical Black Superfoods That Will Enchant You

Spirit Vine January 2016

Stunning on any plate, black foods are an ideal choice during the winter months. Chock full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anthocyanin, these striking superfoods promote health with an interesting twist. Think squid pasta, forbidden rice, blackberries, ebony sesame and chia seeds. Both Ayurvedic (Indian) and Chinese medicine hail the benefits of black foods — and now science has too. …

16 Of The Most Precious Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom

Spirit Vine January 2016

Animals are amazing, and we still have so much to learn from them. Despite what many people think, many animals possess great intelligence, emotional depth, and empathy. Personally, I believe some of them even have a far greater intelligence than human beings, though that of course depends on how you define intelligence. There are also a number of beings in the …

Worldwatch bombshell: #1 threat to planet: Meat

Spirit Vine January 2016

When the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization released its blockbuster report Livestock’s Long Shadow in November of 2006, the authors cautioned that in some cases they were using more conservative figures than probably necessary to calculate animal agriculture’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. Even so they generated the notable stat, which we’ve quoted here, that animals raised for food …