CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM

What is Conscious Consumerism? Spending and investing your money consciously, consuming resources responsibly, and finding out what happens when you don't. Help our economy and society heal and move toward the ultimate goal with conscious consumerism articles and videos here at All Things Healing. For more consumerism articles and consumerism videos, visit us online today!

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Jean-Pierre Ruiz is the founder of EcoStar Health, Inc., a California-based e-tailer of Earth-Conscious products with a mission to empower people to take control of their health. EcoSta...
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Editor's Note from Jean-Pierre Ruiz: According to HealthScience.net: "Soda takes a lot of heat from the health science community. With astronomical levels of sugar and calories and no nutritional value whatsoever, health experts commonly equate it with poison. Yet the big beverage companies themselves are starting to leverage this public perception of soda in exceedingly insidious ways. Namely, they are producing an alternative to soda that is supposed to be healthy: the “fruit drink.” Often shelved next to soda, fruit drinks appeal to the health conscious individual that still wants something sweet...

 

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by Piper Hoffman

Cross-posted from www.Care2.com 

Would you prefer to buy eggs from hens who lived a pleasant life, with access to the outdoors and the chance to play, instead of eggs from factory-farmed, intensively confined hens?

That’s nice, but good luck trying. The claims egg producers make on their packages, like “free-range,” mean nothing, and more specific claims about happy chickens may be false...

 

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A Note from ATH President, John Sewell: Robyn shares her personal story and how it inspired her current path as a "Real Food" evangelist. Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a "typical" breakfast. Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others. Informative and inspiring!
 

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A legitimate debate concerning vaccination rights. A question posed throughout the internet is "why are you so threatened by my child not being vaccinated if you are sure of their effectiveness."
 

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Editor's Note from Jean-Pierre Ruiz: According to the folks at FoodMythBusters (www.foodmythbusters), there is enough food to feed the world. What's more, the increasing use of chemicals and reliance on factory farming is unsustainable. This (well done and informative) video provides facts to support the contention that small scale, diversified, farming is the wave of the future if we are to be healthy and feed our growing population.

 

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by Jeanine Austin, PhD
George Carlin was never shy about poking fun at our country's insatiable and gluttonous desire for things. He observed again and again that Americans will work tirelessly for material things, pack their houses to the brim and then find themselves needing to buy a bigger house to accommodate all of those purchases. The jokes about inane spending always got a laugh for George because it invariably rang true for the audience...

 

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"In civilization there is a limit that cannot be overstepped. When prosperity and luxury come to a people, they are followed by excessive consumption and extravagance, with which the human soul itself is undermined, both in its worldly well-being and in its spiritual life."

~Ibn Khaldun, great Arab historian

 

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Editor's Note from Jean-Pierre Ruiz:While Bigfishgames.com has an incentive to tell us about the environmental impact of video games (they sell downloads), the statistics are nevertheless interesting and enlightening. Who knew, for example, that the purchase of "Call of Duty" creates as much pollution as 20,131 cars on the road?

 

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by Benjamin Gisin
Global food tremors over the last 12 months have given many governments the jitters. At the heart of the issue is that global free trade, under World Trade Organization protocols, limits what a nation can do to protect its farmers and national food production. The practice of limiting agricultural imports, in an effort to protect a nation's farmers, is something the WTO wants to eliminate.

 

 

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by Dr. Tracy A. Darling, MD

On November 9, 2010 ConsumerLab.com{1} reported on their analysis of 10 different forms of valerian root. They found only 3 that met label claims...

 

Editor's Note from Jean-Pierre Ruiz: Dr. Darling exposes the fact that sometimes you do get what you pay. Referring to analyses performed by ConsumerLab.com, a non-profit, Dr. Darling shows that supplements may, in many instances, contain fillers and other materials, such as heavy metals, that can be impairing your health. These supplements may make you sicker instead of healthier.

As usual, your power is not at the voting but rather at the cash register.

 

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by Marilyn Scholl

Cooperative Development Services has developed a model for the development of food cooperatives – Four Cornerstones in Three Stages. The model is based upon the four cornerstones of vision, talent, capital, and systems that are each within three stages of food co-op development: organizing, feasibility and planning, and implementation. The four cornerstones comprise the attributes of a successful start-up within the three stages. The vision of Food Co-op Initiative is to support faster and more efficient start-ups by providing assistance and resources all the way through the development process.

 

 

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Editor's Note from Jean-Pierre Ruiz: This is a follow-up to "The Story of Stuff" and teaches us that WE, jointly, have the power to change the world we live in by taking "action." Don't just sit back and complain! Take action.

 

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Socially Responsible Investing: Empowering An Untapped Resource for Change

by Ann B. Alexander

When you consider the vast amount of money we have invested as individuals, institutions, foundations, non-profits, etc., imagine the effect we could have on how corporations do their business if we weren't "silent investors" but instead used this incredible untapped resource for change in the way things are done. By not using this power, we leave it up to corporations alone to decide what is best for the world. In these economic times, we can clearly see that letting corporations make unbridled decisions is not a great idea...

 

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