Ten Ways To Keep Animals Safe And Happy On Bonfire Night

Remember, Remember The 5th Of November – But Don’t Forget Your Animal Friends


Every autumn, people in their thousands wrap-up warm and step out into the night to marvel at gasp-worthy firework displays. Although we’re aware that fireworks are for pleasure, and are (for the most part) not dangerous, animals have no way of knowing this. So, it’s important for us to make sure that animal anxiety is limited, and they remain safe and sound.
The weekend is sure to host many celebrations before the big night on Monday, in preparation for the celebrations, take a look at our ten ways to keep animals safe and happy on Bonfire Night:

1) Keep cats and dogs inside at night, and if possible, stay with them.
2) If you can, bring inside small animals (like rabbits), but if you’re unable to, partly cover the outside of cages and pens with blankets to create an area that is soundproofed and hidden, but allow another area for the animals to look out from.
3) Never take your dog with you to watch a display.
4) Don’t leave animals tethered to chains or leads outside, as they can seriously hurt themselves if they leap over a fence when they hear a noise.
5) Close your windows and curtains. Turn on a radio that’s tuned to a classical-music station, or switch on the TV, to help drown out the sound of the fireworks.
6) Make sure that your animal companion is wearing a collar or a harness with an up to date name tag – just in case they get frightened and escape.
7) Don’t build a bonfire in advance – construct it just before lighting to ensure wild animals have not moved in to take shelter. If the materials for your fire have been left out in advance, please carefully turn everything over, or relocate the materials before lighting (the easiest way to do this, is to slide broom handles under and turn it over onto a new spot).
8) Choose a suitable location for your bonfire – pick a spot clear of leaves and other debris, and keep the fire well away from hedgerows and large shrubs, where animals may be roosting.
9) At the end of the night, dampen down the embers of your fire with water, to ensure the area has safely cooled down, just in case curious animals explore.
10) Consider buying quiet or lower-noise fireworks, as the loud bangs can be distressing for animals.

18 Vegan Doctors that Drive the Plant-Based Movement

Following a plant-based diet can help prevent, treat, and even reverse most of today’s chronic diseases. Luckily, we know of these powerful effects thanks to a handful of passionate and famous vegan doctors without whom this huge movement wouldn’t have grown nearly as much as it already has.

Often enough, people who leave the animals off their plates have to defend their diet against those who believe it to be utterly dangerous to be following a vegetarian or even vegan diet.
But not only are millions of people living proof that you can (and probably will) thrive off of plant-based foods only, we have also accumulated a lot of scientific research conducted by brilliant professionals that backs us up, too.

Now that social media is as present and powerful, it’s so much easier to share these findings and learn more about the inspiring people behind the plant-based movement.

Some of them are already over 100 years old and still going strong, many are around 80 years old and still giving lots of talks or writing books – and others are a whole generation or even two younger, standing on the shoulders of these pioneers, while inspiring thousands of people on a daily basis themselves.

There are a few other big names that paved the way with their early research in the beginning and middle of the 20th century and who showed just how much influence one’s diet has on health and longevity. There were Ancel Keys, Nathan Pritikin, Denis Burkitt, and a few more that have been mentioned as our own hero’s heroes.

Not only has it been close to our hearts to put a spotlight on these inspiring individuals and show you where we’ve been getting all of our information from, we would also like for you to consider them for your upcoming research.

From time to time, we receive messages written by people who don’t just require the advice of bloggers, but the attention of medical professionals.

Some of the people listed below offer online or even in-person consultation and there’s a wonderful website called Plant Based Doctors that provides a database of not just MDs but also other practitioners all around the world that would gladly help you out.

So, if you’d like to get a huge dose of inspiration now and delve deep into some research on the benefits of plant-based eating, check out these famous vegan doctors that often prescribe apples, kale, and sweet potatoes instead of blood pressure pills and insulin shots…

The ultimate vegan BBQ

The ultimate vegan BBQ

The ultimate vegan BBQ

If this is your first summer as a vegan, you might be faced with a sense of dread when you consider navigating the inevitable invites to meat and dairy filled BBQs.
Vibrant veggies, sizzling skewers and flavour-packed burgers make vegan barbecues a joy to eat and celebrate, whether you’re a meat-eater or not.
It’s true, summer barbecues can be tricky to navigate if you’re following a vegan diet, but with just a bit of imagination and a few good recipes, it’s actually super simple to knock up fast, tasty, meat-free food.
BRILLIANT BURGERS
Chickpeas and sweetcorn are the heroes in this incredible vegan burger. Packed with spices, herbs and citrus, it’s a riot of flavour. Serve it in a charred burger bun with plenty of crunchy lettuce, ripe tomato and ketchup. If Mexican is more your vibe, celebrate black beans, coriander and lime in these delicious burgers, served with avocado, fresh tomato salsa and rocket.
SIZZLIN’ SKEWERS
This style of cooking is all about using the assembly process as an excuse to mix an endless combination of wicked flavours together, then using fire intelligently to add intense smokiness. Keep it classic with sweet onion wedges, chunks of pepper, mushrooms and crunchy homemade croutons like in these chargrilled veg kebabs – just remember to remove the cheese and add more delicious veg to keep them vegan. Or go Asian and try salt & pepper tofu skewers, jam-packed with punchy flavour. If using wooden skewers, remember to soak them first so they don’t catch alight…

Paleo Fitness – A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy

Paleo Fitness - A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy
Paleo Fitness – A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy

 


Paleo exercise is based on the same principle as Paleo: do what you’re designed to do. In this sense, Paleo exercise can be as radical a departure from standard American practice as Paleo: “exercise” means incorporating movement into your whole life, not just starting your day with an hour at the gym. Essentially, exercise should complement your healthy diet in strengthening and supporting a body capable of meeting real-world physical challenges.

If you already eat Paleo, you know advantages of eating the way you were built to eat; unsurprisingly, moving the way you were built to move has similar benefits. As well as preparing you to face the physical demands of an unpredictable world, exercise improves your immune system, lowers your risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, and stroke, promotes heart health, and increases longevity – and even more importantly, it keeps your body strong and your immune system functioning even as you age, so you can still enjoy your “golden years.” Getting regular exercise also improves your quality of life by reducing stress, preventing depression, improving memory, and helping you sleep better. Of course, let’s not forget about the fact that exercise is a great tool to develop a good looking, lean and muscular body. There’s nothing wrong in desiring and developing a sexy physique. The Paleo approach to fitness allows your body to reap all the rewards of physical activity, while avoiding the possible negative effects of forcing your body to move in ways it wasn’t designed for.

Paleo Diet Food List


Paleo Diet Food List
Having a clear understanding of the foods you can eat while eating Paleo will help you design your daily meal plan. Always remember to keep things simple when preparing a meal. The more complicated it is, the less Paleo it’s likely to be. By keeping it simple you keep it clean and free of additives and chemicals that many meals in our society are full of. With that in mind, here is a list of foods you can enjoy. Use it as a guide, realizing that no list of Paleo foods is entirely complete.
Meat and Fish
Paleolithic cavemen were meat eaters, that we do know. To replicate the time period as much as you can you should opt for organic meats whenever possible, or wild game.

Beef – Beef is representative of a meat that is readily available today, but might have been a treat for early man. There were likely many cattle-like species back in those times, many of which aren’t around today, and the domestication of cows would coincide with the official end of the Paleolithic era and the move into agriculture.

Buffalo/Bison – Here’s another protein-packed edible that is more in tune with what a caveman might have eaten. This is often brought up as a healthier alternative to beef due to its leaner make-up. Since the buffalo industry is not as widespread as the cattle industry it also means there’s less chance at hormones and other substances being in the meat.

Chicken – You can enjoy all parts of the chicken including the breast, thigh, legs, and wings. Chicken wings are a go, which means you don’t have to pass on them when at a sports bar. Chicken breast makes a great lean protein and often serves as a staple food for Paleo followers.

Eggs – You can enjoy all types of eggs on the Paleo diet, as it represents a source of food that Stone Age man would have capitalized on if they came upon a nest. When you eat an egg you’re essentially eating an entire animal in one go. Opt for the cage-free and organic variety, it may cost a bit more but it’s definitely a more Paleo way to go.

Lamb – Another meat source you can have while on Paleo is lamb. This is a regular meat option in places like Australia, but it’s more of a once in awhile thing for Americans. It’s a bit fattier than other meats, but still considered Paleo-friendly. Try it in shank or chop form, as meat on the bone is just a bit more Stone Age.

Pork – It would have been a wild boar back in the day, but pig meat is what’s readily available in our society today. On the docket is all types of pork including bacon, ham, pork chops, and more. Be sure to opt for organic cuts or pork anytime you can.

Turkey – Turkey is another poultry option that you can take part in, which makes it nice since you can get it at many supermarkets and grocery stores. Opt for roasted turkey breast over cold cuts, because there’s nothing Paleolithic about lunch meats filled with nitrates and added sodium.

Wild Game – Wild game of all types is the closest thing you can get to eating like a caveman in the modern era. This is exactly the type of food they would have eaten, and it’s going to be free of all of the chemicals and antibiotics, as well as avoiding being fed all the grains that are given to today’s domesticated livestock.

Bass – Fishing was a large part of the success of Paleolithic man, and what helped them win out over Neanderthals. Bass is good source of protein, but also has saturated fat, so you’ll want to watch how much of it you eat. It’s also a good source of omega-3s.

Clams – Clams would have represented a food source that didn’t fight back, as long as you knew where to find them and how to get them. Paleolithic man was known for coming up with new ways to harvest ocean animals, so clams or something like them would have been a regular protein boost.

Essential Oils

Other than our 100% pure organic Argan Oil, all other 82store Naturals products contain high concentrations of some of the finest essential oils. See our products page for a description of our signature essential oils.
If you require further information about any of the ingredients that are used in our products then please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
An essential oil is a concentrated, volatile, aromatic liquid that is obtained from the fruits, seeds, flowers, bark, stems, roots, leaves or other parts of a plant. There are estimated to be 10,000 aromatic plants (ie that contain essential oils) on Earth, and about 500 of these are processed commercially for essential oil extraction. These oils have been used for centuries for both their healing and aromatic benefits. Plant Therapy offers over 100 of these essential oils.

We work very hard with our suppliers to provide oils that come from organically grown plants. That being said, we only carry a small line of certified organic oils. If you are looking for a guarantee that the oil was grown organically and follows the organic standards, we recommend you purchase our certified organic oils.


Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Want to learn how to use essential oils?, contact us!

Argan oil ?

Argan oil has gained an international reputation as nature’s anti-aging skin care product. It is rich in naturally occurring antioxidants, essential fatty acids, carotenoids, ferulic acid, sterols, polyphenols, and contains remarkably high levels of vitamin E. Argan Oil provides your skin and body with the nutrients it needs to maintain its healthy radiance.

Argan oil is the nut oil of the Argan tree, which grows in south west Morocco and is currently endangered and under UNESCO protection. The Egyptian botanist and physicist Ibn Al Baytar first documented its health properties in the 13th century and nowadays it is widely used by the local population for cooking and to soothe dry skin, acne, chicken pox and to prevent stretch marks. Argan oil is traditionally used for skin, hair and nail care, cooking, massage, the prevention of stretch marks, and the natural healing of dermatological disorders.


SMOOTH, HEALTHY VIBRANT SKIN
Keep your face moisturized and reduce blemishes, acne, pimples, scars, wrinkles, dark circles, eczema, psoriasis, and fine lines without leaving your skin dry. Pure, organic Argan oil is a great skin care and is an essential oil for nail treatment. It is an amazing natural beauty product for men and women.

Locals use it to help maintain younger looking skin and softer hair.  We currently offers cosmetic Argan Oil. We also offer Argan oil fused with essential oils such as lavender or rose for a sensually sensory experience.  As such, it is for external use only. If you are allergic to nut oils we recommend you consult a physician for medical advice. This fragrance free, pure organic Argan Oil is the very best quality you can find. No residue, no cloudiness, no heavy nutty odor.  Just pure, organic goodness for your skin.
HEALTHY AND SHINY HAIR
100% Pure Argan Oil can help heal dry scalps, repair damaged hair, frizzy hair, and dead hair. Replenishes lost nutrients, dullness, dryness, dullness and even scalp flakiness. Argan oil is a great elasticity treatment for hair by replenish and hydrating it with natural vitamins. Our convenient pop-up top allows for easing pouring into your palm. It is non-oily, non-greasy, and has deep penetration. Just a bit in the palm of your hand and massage into scalp and hair (all the way down to the ends). Grow longer and thicker hair in a quick, natural way, while also diminishing hair loss. Organic Argan oil is a natural hair treatment pack for dry brittle hair, dry scalps, and dandruff. It can help with non-greasy hair and can be used in hair growth serums, hair masks, anti-hair loss, shampoo, conditioner. Argan oil is a great hair growth infusion and cuticle oil that can protect from cold wins, pollution and smoke.

STRONG, HEALTHY NAILS & CUTICLES

Used directly on the nails and cuticles it helps heal and treat your nails naturally.

EDIBLE ARGAN OIL

Toasted or roasted Argan nuts are crushed to make edible Argan oil.  Mixed with crushed almonds and honey is a traditional south Moroccan breakfast recipe known as Amlou. It tastes a bit like peanut butter and is delicious with toast or as a dip for bread. The oil itself tastes great with vegetables, salad, fish and meat dishes, couscous and porridge.

What are the Health Benefits of Matcha Tea?

One serving of matcha tea is the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea

  • When you drink matcha you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients of the leaf
  • Matcha powdered green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea
  • One cup of matcha = 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea in terms of nutritional content
Amongst its many health benefits, matcha…
  • Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories
  • Detoxifies effectively and naturally
  • Calms the mind and relaxes the body
  • Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
  • Enhances mood and aids in concentration
  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
  • Prevents disease
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

Matcha tea is an easy and simple way to add powerful health benefits to your everyday diet.

What unique properties of matcha support weight loss?

Already nearly calorie free, matcha is a great addition to a weight loss program by tackling the problem from both sides. It boosts metabolism and burns fat. One recent study even suggested that matcha may help burn calories by four times. At the same time, matcha does not put any stress on the body. It doesn’t raise blood pressure or heart rate, making it a safe alternative to questionable quick fixes or pharmaceuticals ridden with side effects.

A study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis (the body’s own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expediture.

How does the amino acid, L-theanine, help me concentrate and focus?

Over a thousand years ago, matcha came to Japan as an aid to meditation practice. During long hours of sitting, monks would drink matcha to remain alert yet calm. Modern science has recently confirmed the lessons of centuries of tradition. Matcha is rich in L-Theanine, a rare amino acid that actually promotes a state of relaxation and well-being by acting upon the brains functioning. While stress can induce beta waves an excited, more agitated state, L-Theanine creates alpha waves, which lead to a state of relaxed alertness. And while L-Theanine is common in all tea, matcha may contain up to five times more of this amino acid than common black and green teas.

As an additional benefit, L-Theanine may help memory and learning and ability all the while inhibiting any possible side-effects from caffeine, a natural component of green tea. Therefore, a bowl of matcha promotes concentration and clarity of mind without any of the nervous energy found in coffee. Try matcha as a pick-me-up for the afternoon or anytime you need extra focus.

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