More on your ‘cookprint’.

These healthy eco-friendly kitchen gadgets and appliances will save energy.

By Ronnie Citron-Fink
Rhinebeck, NY, USA | Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:30 AM ET

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Would you like to cut your electric bill every month? If you’re like me, you have drawers and kitchen cabinets full of gadgets and small appliances. In an effort to pare down and conserve energy, resources and cash, which of these energy sucking kitchen wonders should you ditch (donate away) and which should stay?

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First, let’s consider at the materials and resources that use energy to prepare a meal. While the term “cookprint” is often used to remind us to eat more plant-based, locally grown and sustainable food, it also represents which appliances and gadgets to cook with. Consumer Reports chose “cookprint” as a top buzzword to describe the energy needed to prepare the food we eat.

“That energy use encompasses the appliances and techniques used to prepare and store food, though the management of leftovers and food waste also factors in–you lower your cookprint by composting rather than tossing scraps into the trash.”

Ditch These Kitchen Appliances and Gadgets

1. Coffee Grinder
OK, it’s early in the morning and it’s awfully easy to plug in the coffee grinder to pulverize fresh beans. Just think how much faster you’ll wake up if you have to do it yourself. Bodum makes preparing and drinking coffee a stylish experience. Check out their hand-crank coffee-grinding beauty.

2. Can Opener
Jaymi has written about electric can openers before and she makes the important point that, “Electric can openers are handy but they don’t save time or effort when compared to a quality manual can opener.” Classic swing-away can openers get the job done.

3. Electric Knife
My mom’s generation swears that the electric knife must come out when the Thanksgiving turkey is ready to curve. But really, why use an electric one when a nice sharp knife can do the same job? Try a hand-held knife sharpener and a good knife.

4. Juicer
Are you surprised to find an electric juicer on the list? This is an easy switch that won’t screw up your healthy juice regimen. Hand-held juicers require a little muscle, but they produce big energy savings. Here are some hand-held juicers to choose from.

5. Electric Mixer and Stick Blender
An electric stick immersion blender has a single mixer attachment, so to make something like whipping cream, a hand-held mixer is your best bet. The old fashioned, quiet hand mixer works like a dream. Often you can find these in antique stores with wooden handles.

Keep These Appliances and Gadgets in Your Kitchen

1. Rice Cookers
Although rice cookers use electricity, they are an eco-friendly alternative to firing up your stove to make rice. Finding a rice cooker with a stainless steel–not “non-stick”–insert is the healthiest choice, because most “non-stick” pots are made with Teflon or aluminum. Teflon contains PBDE, a prevalent contaminant known to cause to the human body and the environment. Here are a bunch of rice cookers with stainless steel inserts.

2. Countertop Grills
These grills are inexpensive and an energy-saving solution to turning on a stove when you want to just make, say, a grilled cheese sandwich. Be aware that George Foreman and similar grills can be coated with Teflon. What’s an eco-cook to do? Get a stainless steel countertop grill.

3. Waffle Irons
The same advice applies for waffle irons as grill pans, especially if you eat waffles often. We have an old, old cast iron waffle iron that makes the best waffles. If you can’t score one of those, I would suggest finding a secondhand waffle iron with cast iron inserts.

4. Hand-Crank Blender
Again, the older “historical technology,” does a fine job. TreeHugger posted on a hand crank travel mixer, and here are some other crank blenders.

5. Mortar and Pestle
A mortar and pestle can be a manual food processor. It’s been used for centuries to make everything from ground spices to mayonnaise. The mortar and pestle’s best feature: It will never require replacement parts.
Are you seeing a trend here? The oldies-but-goodies are making a strong comeback. And making these small changes can significantly lower your cookprint.

More on your ‘cookprint’.

These healthy eco-friendly kitchen gadgets and appliances will save energy.

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Cattle seem to have an internal compass–one that’s messed up by power lines

July 2009

1 July 2009—Maybe cows are most comfortable—and willing to produce more milk—when their bodies are aligned along a north-south axis. Sound far-fetched?

A team of researchers from Germany and the Czech Republic has already discovered that, all factors being equal, cattle and two species of deer tend to align themselves along a north-south axis using some innate magnetic sense, and that this preferred alignment is disturbed when they graze under high-voltage power lines. In the next step, in their ongoing study of magnetoreception, the researchers hope to learn more about the physiological impact of magnetic fields on these and other animals.

“It could very well be that Earth’s magnetic field has an effect on physiological processes—like brain waves or blood circulation—and that this magnetic alignment could make some bodily processes function better,” says Sabine Begall, a member of the research team headed by Hynek Burda, a professor of zoology at Germany’s University of Duisburg-Essen. “We don’t know. We’re still at a very early stage in our research.”

For their research of magnetoreception and its role in spatial orientation, Burda and his team used satellite and aerial images from Google Earth to analyze cattle in open pastures. When a herd was at least 150 meters away from power lines, the researchers detected a significant alignment of the cattle along the north-south axis. By contrast, images of cattle grazing within 50 meters of high-voltage overhead power lines showed no preferred body alignment.

Interestingly, cows grazing directly underneath east-west power lines tended to align along the power lines, whereas those under lines running north-south, northwest-southeast, or northeast-southwest showed random alignments.

The researchers think they have an answer for the deviation in the east-west alignment: The alternating magnetic field produced by the power lines is perpendicular to the power lines and thus parallel to Earth’s magnetic field. The increased intensity, the researchers assume, could induce a shift in body alignment. A similar phenomenon has been observed in experiments on magnetoreceptive birds.

The magnetic sensing discovery for cattle also applies to roe deer and red deer, which the researchers observed firsthand. The team noticed that herds staying near power lines were randomly aligned and, like cows, had a greater north-south alignment when grazing beyond 150 meters of the cables.

Several species of birds, fish, and insects, as well as some small mammals, such as bats and rodents, are known to have magnetic sensing systems. Now that Burda and his team have shown that larger mammals are also able to sense magnetic fields, the researchers are curious to know why they have this capability and how they use it. Among the possible benefits magnetoreception might hold for herds of cows and deer is an ability to synchronize their direction to graze more efficiently, escape predators more effectively, or just simply feel more comfortable.

It’s not yet known how cattle feel the magnetic field. One theory focuses on magnetite crystals that magnetically receptive trout, mole rats, and pigeons have in their noses, eyes, or beaks. Another is the “radical pair” hypothesis, which involves a light-sensitive molecule called cryptochrome, used by photoreceptors in the eyes to sense blue light. Through cryptochrome, animals may actually be able to see magnetic fields as visual patterns.

In addition to physiological functions, Burda and his team plan to study magnetic alignment across diverse cattle breeds and species and the other factors that may influence it. They also want to look more closely at the possible impact of the geometry of power towers and the flow of electricity, and correlate the behavior of cattle and other animals with the actual measured values of the magnetic fields.
About the Author

John Blau writes about technology from Düsseldorf, Germany. In January 2009, he covered the failed government rescue of DRAM maker Qimonda.

Many of us get quite agitated when a cell call is abruptly disconnected or if there is static interference on the line. We demand quality.

Well, while demanding quality reception, why not also demand safety. Demand to know you can use your cell as often as you wish to without depleting the oxygen in your blood. Studies prove that the electromagnetic radiation coming from the cell, the blue tooth and the charger are very high for low level radiation frequencies.

  • If it takes two hours to repair your blood after a 15-20 minute cell call, do you think it can repair itself in a given day after all the use it gets?
  • What if someone is wearing a blue tooth or earpiece all day? Just because you cannot see the frequency between the base unit (cell phone, cordless base) and the earpiece you know SOMETHING is allowing them to connect.
  • What about all the other wireless electronics in your home and office? That connection needs to be neutralized from your body to improve your immune system.

You need to create interference in the EMF / EMR to harmonize the radiation. Once neutralized; you eliminate the harmful damage to your blood. View VIDEO

The EMR danger is common knowledge in many countries outside the US, it has become a serious issue among the citizens, governments, manufacturers and health agencies.  It is time for us to do the same.

Now that you realize the urgency, we suggest you:

  • Use the hands free option on a cell, mobile or cordless phone to make and receive calls and place the phone a couple feet away. The further the distance the less harmful the low level radiation is to you.

  • When carrying your cell, but not in use, put it somewhere other than on your body; it’s damaging your blood.   Briefcase or purse I guess; I don’t know where, you figure it out.   I’m just reporting how harmful it is without neutralizing the radiation.

  • Don’t ever let children use an unprotected cell; their developing brain and skull are more severely damaged.

  • Unplug your cell charger when not in use, it tends to put out more EMF than the cell when in use.

  • Move your wireless routers as far away from you at the desk as possible. They are powerful like a cell tower antennae.

OR

  • Create the Good Interference by neutralizing the EMF and never worry about it again.

  • Two excellent options are the Green 8 EMF Phone Blokker and / or a Body Harmonizer for those of you surrounded by EMF at work, going out to a restaurant, to watch the game, at home or driving the 18 wheeler.

Face it, we can’t get away from it, so neutralize it and avoid the constant depletion of oxygen in your blood. You can get additional information at http://CSeaPerkins.com

Did you know that in India it is against the law for pregnant women to talk on a cell? As stated earlier, many countries are aware of the dangers and their Governments are beginning to recognize it and help.

As reported by Fuel Legacy International, distributed by Solution Resource, http://CSeaPerkins.com

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Health experts agree that EMF is an invisible co-factor in increasing your daily stress levels and fatigue, compounding your adrenal loads and significantly risking your immune function and your body’s natural ability to cope and repair – and the medical community has proven links to health problems such as brain tumors, headaches, loss of sleep and lack of concentration, to name a few.

Potential Benefits of Using EMF Phone Blokker
• Neutralizes and harmonizes EMF radiation
• Strengthens your resilience to the effects of stress
• Reduces discomfort such as fatigue, weakness of concentration, restlessness, and “hot” ears
• Counteracts the negative influence of the phone and helps the body maintain balance

How EMF Phone Blokker Works
EMF Phone Blokkers are based on a new technology, which lastingly neutralizes and harmonizes EMF radiation and geopathic interference zones. The product is energized and informed by means of a special process and act through transformation, i.e.: a pole reversal from negative to positive polarity.

• Simply insert the EMF Phone Blokker adjacent to your battery in your cell phone
• Cordless phones require 2 EMF Phone Blokkers – one for the base station and one for the phone unit
• Requires no maintenance or replacements
• Easy, effective, and lasting application!

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• Solid market testing for more than 10 years
Tested by the “Institute of Potential Research” in Vienna, Austria and different testing facilities in the U.S., U.K., Scandinavia, Germany, and Japan
• Successfully used in the European market


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What Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMF) are doing to our Environment and our Health!

Every day, we’re swimming in a sea of electromagnetic frequencies or radiation (EMF or EMR) produced by electrical appliances, power lines, wiring in buildings, and a slew of other technologies that are part of modern life. From the dishwasher and microwave oven in the kitchen and the clock radio next to your bed, to the cellular phone you hold to your ear—sometimes for hours each day—exposure to EMF is growing and becoming a serious health threat.

Today there are more than two billion cell phone users being exposed every day to the dangers of electromagnetic frequencies/radiation (EMF).

Cell Phone Market Soars Despite Recession
4/25/2008 Strategy Analytics / Reported by: Cassimir Medford
Cell Phone Market Soars Despite Recession

Despite a looming recession in North America, financial crises in rich nations, and soaring food prices in poor countries, worldwide shipments of cell phones grew 14 % year-over-year in Q1 2008, according to a report released on Friday.

The growth rate was higher than at any time in 2007 and was due in large part to surging demand in Asia, Africa and the rest of the emerging world. Roughly 282 million cell phones were shipped in the first quarter of 2008 compared to 247.2 million in the same quarter last year.


Researchers are finding EMF levels from Cell Phone Use to be Staggering!

Here are some Major Concerns about EMF from Scientific Experts and our Communities:

1. The Potential Link between Mobile Telephones and Brain Cancer could be Similar to the Link between Lung Cancer and Smoking
9/26/2008 The Citizen / WASHINGTON (AFP)
Scientists Warn US Congress of Cell Phone Use

Scientists warn US Congress of cancer risk for cell phone use – The potential link between mobile telephones and brain cancer could be similar to the link between lung cancer and smoking — something tobacco companies took 50 years to recognize, US scientists have warned. Scientists are currently split on the level of danger the biological effects of the magnetic field emitted by cellular telephones poses to humans.

2. The Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation
08/2007 Life Extension Magazine / Reported by: Sue Kovach
Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation

But there’s a huge public health crisis looming from one particular threat: EMR from cellular phones—both the radiation from the handsets and from the tower-based antennas carrying the signals—which studies have linked to development of brain tumors, genetic damage, and other exposure-related conditions.1-9 Yet the government and a well-funded cell phone industry media machine continue to mislead the unwary public about the dangers of a product used by billions of people.

3. Mobile Phone Use Boosts Cancer Risk by 50%
11/18/2008 NaturalNews / Reported by: David Gutierrez
Mobile Phone Use Boosts Cancer Risk by 50 Percent

Heavy users of mobile phones are 50 percent more likely to develop cancer of the salivary glands, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Tel Aviv University and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

4/4/2003 ScienceDaily / GENEVA — Cancer rates could further increase by 50% to 15 million new cases in the year 2020, according to the World Cancer Report, the most comprehensive global examination of the disease to date. However, the report also provides clear evidence that healthy lifestyles and public health action by governments and health practitioners could stem this trend, and prevent as many as one third of cancers worldwide.

4. Mobile Phone use Linked to Sharp Decline in Sperm Quality
10/24/2006 NaturalNews / Reported by: Ben Kage
Mobile phone use linked to sharp decline in sperm quality

Prolonged cell phone use may damage sperm in male users, suggests a study by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio.

Decreased Male Fertility– In 2007, research at the Cleveland Clinic found that men who used cell phones for more than four hours per day had markedly poorer sperm quality than their counterparts with lower cell phone usage.

HARMFUL TO OUR ENVIRONMENT

Cell Phones May be Wiping out Bees and Affecting Health of Humans
10/18/2008 NaturalNews / Reported by: Sheryl Walters
Cell Phones May be Wiping out Bees and Affecting Health of Humans

But one of the most popular theories is that electromagnetic radiation given off by cell phones and other hi-tech gadgets is causing this worrying phenomenon. The theory is that radiation interferes with bees’ navigation systems, preventing them from finding their way back to the hive, which is a hallmark trait of bees.


More feature articles from NaturalNews regarding mobile phones:

Report Shows Long Term Use of Cell Phones Linked to Brain Tumors
12/28/2008 – (NaturalNews) A report by Toronto Public Health advises children to limit their use of cell phones as much as possible, citing studies that have linked long-term mobile phone exposure to an increased risk of brain tumors. “We think it’s responsible…

Mobile Phone Use While Pregnant Causes Neurological Problems in Babies
10/2/2008 – (NaturalNews) The first large-scale study to look at the connection between mobile phone use in pregnancy and later behavioral problems in children has overwhelmingly come back with a finding that such phone use places undeveloped babies at risk. Researchers…

Mobile Phone Radiation to Unleash Epidemic of Brain Tumors
8/20/2008 – (NaturalNews) A new review of more than 100 studies on the safety of mobile phones has concluded that cellular devices are poised to cause an epidemic of brain tumors that will kill more people than smoking or asbestos. The review was conducted by…

Discarded Mobile Phones Create an Avalanche of Toxic E-Waste
7/10/2008 – (NaturalNews) Thousands of tons of electronic waste hit landfills each year as users upgrade to new mobile phones and discard the old ones. According to the British newspaper The Independent, there are already 11,000 tons of unused cellular phones in…

Mobile Phone Use Disrupts Sleep, Causes Headaches and Confusion
8/5/2008 – (NaturalNews) Reported by David Gutierrez. Extended exposure to the radiation of a mobile phone, even when not in use, can cause headaches and distrupt the body’s ability to enter deep sleep, according to a study conducted by researchers from Wayne State University…

Although the majority of the people I speak to or network with believe in defending the environment and are doing it, others are asking why? Some are actually convinced that there is no global warming crisis.  This will remain a controversial topic, so join in and speak your mind.

Cause and Effect, my friends. What you see is the result of the cause.  Prevention is an ounce of cure; don’t you agree?  We all own an opinion, but ignorance is not an excuse; get educated, then choose.

Here are a few answers to help you make an informed / emotional decision toward actively supporting President Obama’s overall energy plan:

  • Patriotism, support remaking of America through energy plan
  • Gratitude, feeling so good doing your part (only you can decide how much is enough)
  • Purpose, it is a cause gaining serious popularity
  • Action, to lead through example, others see your positive contributions
  • Attitude, improves dramatically after completing daily task
  • Education, knowing you researched and learned
  • Message, conveying to others the importance of being in action

ACTION STEPS:

To recap, here are some of the most important steps to truly Making a Difference.

  • UNPLUG your phone charger when not in use; it releases more EMF than the cell itself
  • Use POWER STRIPS with surge protection so you can turn it off rather than each of the electronics plugged into it
  • Turn hot WATER HEATER down or off; after all it just keeps running to keep the water hot, even when not in use
  • INVENTORY all the electronics in every room of your home including garage, unplug those not in use
  • Keep a save DISTANCE between you (your loved ones) and the electronics, appliances and power outlets
  • Check your TIRE PRESSURE every time you fill up, it improves mileage efficiency
  • Use a nanotechnology fuel additive to reduce TOXIC EMISSIONS by 50% and increase MPG
  • Use an oil additive to CLEAN ENGINE parts and extend engine life and reduce vehicle maintenance costs
  • Invest in a cell, mobile, cordless phone SHIELD to eliminate EMF radiation
  • CARRY hand sanitizer and small trash bags, you never know when you will see trash lying about
  • Install an EMF Home Blokker to harness the wasted energy and convert it to CASH
  • VIEW the blood test proof video to become better informed on what EMF electromagnetic pollution is doing to our blood http://fuellegacy.com/flash/telefon/telefon.htm

This is a short summation; please COMMENT on the results now that you have completed them.

Collectively we will heal the economy and the environment in action!

How we heal our economy and our lives while bolstering the gratitude it deserves is a positive challenge. The glass is 1/2 full and don’t waiver from the belief. It could be so much worse, so I give thanks we have Communities and Individuals that are strong. They maintain an attitude of survival laced with enthusiasm at the many creative opportunities and rewards facing us.

Turning to HOW starts with us individually. Leading through example with our family, friends, business associates and our entire network of people becomes contagious. Pay it forward becomes automatic when witnessed. It is a ‘feel good’ action that replicates itself through the energy you put forth.

Reducing our carbon footprint starts with one small action that causes powerful results.

· Have you completed the INVENTORY of electronics throughout your home, work place and vehicle?

· Are you still wearing your cell, PDA, iPod etc. or always keeping it 2-3′ from you?

· How many people have discussed electromagnetic pollution with you? Do you know what it is? If not, you need to.

· Did you check the distance between the wall outlets, baby monitor, lamp or other electronics in all the children’s rooms?

· Are you a Senior or have one living with you?

· Is anyone being treated for a serious illness and recuperating at home?

By taking the time to put DISTANCE between your selves and these electronics, you reduce your health risks from the massive amounts of ‘free’ electromagnetic radiation / pollution in our living and working areas. Since these fields have been proved to change the molecular structure of our blood we can treat the source rather than only taking lotions and potions to treat the symptoms of serious immune system deficiency.

When you absolutely cannot distance yourselves, shield the devices for protection. Review the other EMF related topics within the blog or research it online. Make yourself an informed decision.

All conservation, harnessing of wasted electricity reduces your carbon footprint, thereby the elements causing global warming. You can check your carbon footprint at the Blogroll or search for and use other carbon footprint calculators found on the web.

That will go a long way in remaking / refueling America and reducing our dependence on foreign oil. It is a start, we be talking about the largest global pollutants soon.

While we go about our day using cells, mobile and cordless phones we are causing health challenges. Simply put:

Did you know it takes 2 hours for your blood to return to normal after a 15 minute cell conversation? Blood under microscope Video

Although we hope that cell and cordless phone manufacturers will start manufacturing these units with EMF shielding, it is not here yet.

Your solution is to research the alternatives and get your units shielded. One excellent solution, the one I use is detailed at http://CSeaPerkins.com

There is the EMF Phone Blokker for the units and I put an EMF Home Blokker in my home to SAVE MONEY ON ELECTRIC BILL and I realized a 12% SAVINGS the very first month.

Complete your due diligence, understand the danger and do something about it. Google the EMF / EMR threats past and present. Albeit very controversial still, be smart and read between the lines. After all it does impact you and those you love.

EMF could well be the next ‘cigarette’ of the century and all the risks that go along with it.

We welcome questions, comments and your practical experience with EMF / EMR. Did your Doctor suggest you get a safe distance from these fields and radiation? What health challenges are you experiencing due to these dangers?