As Cali Goes….

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Most Americans are probably enjoying their favorite snack at this very moment as major food companies  fight  to maintian complete disclosure of the GM (Genetically Modified) indredients used in those same products. Say hello to Prop 37; legislation that would require labels on ALL food identifying GM ingredients. GMO’s have been linked to cancer, diabetes and any other preventive disease imaginable.

 The right to know what you’re consuming seems like a non issue, right? Apparently not to the 18 companies listed below as they’ve spared no expense in fighting the truth.

PepsiCo, Inc. – $590,220.06

Sunny Delight Beverage Company – $93,795.90

Mars, Inc – $100,242.69 [Read more...]

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You are What you Eat

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“Every child has heard the healthy-eating mantra “You are what you eat.” But there may be a closer resemblance between good-for-you grub and your body than you thought. We found 10 foods that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients for—for example, brain-boosting walnuts actually look like a brain. Coincidence? Maybe.”

Slice a carrot in half crosswise and it’s easy to see that the veggie resembles an eye—look closely and you’ll even notice a pattern of radiating lines that mimic the pupil and iris. And the old wives’ tale is true: Munching on carrots will actually promote healthy eyes. “Carrots are filled with vitamins and antioxidants, like beta-carotene, that decrease the chance of macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older people. [Read more...]

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a morning with B

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A morning with B from Broccolicity TV on Vimeo.

A quick monday morning with b, from the bank, to a voice over meeting, to eating, to a meeting at Zambezi. enjoy.

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30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

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Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.
Stop running from your problems. – Face them head on. No, it won’t be easy. There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them. We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems. That’s not how we’re made. In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall. Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time. This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.
Stop lying to yourself. – You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself. Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves. Read The Road Less Traveled.
Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now. [Read more...]

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Priorities…

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Via: thinkprogress

INFOGRAPHIC: Medical services is only 10% of what makes us healthy, but it’s where we put 88% of our resources…

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Eat Good. Every Day.

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#eatveggies

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The Making of Making

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CLICK BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MAKING OF MAKING
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Dog Collage Art by Peter Clark

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Originally an illustrator and designer, Peter Clark now uses a collection of various papers to form all kinds of patterned, textured artwork. Peter paints with paper, finding bits of treasure among other people’s trash. He and his wife scour flea markets, garage sales, and even dumpsters for malleable media. [Read more...]

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Nina

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Meet my little cousin Nina: A graduating senior and Green Club President at Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, GA. She recently reminded me of the initiative being taken by young students worldwide to spread environmental awareness.   

@Jay_BC: So how did you guys spend Earth Day?

Nina: We got people around our school to sign their names on a green leaf for Earth Day to bring awareness to global warming, Earth Day, and going green as a whole!

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The Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water Everyday

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 Here’s some info on why drinking lemon water is highly recommended and should become a regular habbit for all:

1. Boosts your immune system: Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds.  They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.

2. Balances pH: Drink lemon water everyday and you’ll reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.

3. Helps with weight loss:   Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet (see #2) lose weight faster.

4. Aids digestion:  Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.

5. Is a diuretic: Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.

6. Clears skin:  The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. It can actually be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.

7. Freshens breath: Not only this, but it can help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should monitor this. I admit, I’m slightly worried about it.

8. Relieves respiratory problems: Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and halt those pesky coughs. It’s thought to be helpful to people with asthma and allergies too.

9. Keeps you zen: Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you subject your mind and body to stress. As mentioned previously, lemons are chock full of vitamin C.

10. Helps kick the coffee habit:  Have a glass of hot lemon water and feel the difference. 

Additional Tips

- Drink your warm lemon water in coffee cups that has coffee or tea stains.  The lemon water will help remove them.

- Grind the used lemon rinds in your garbage disposal to help deodorize it.

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Robin

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I had the honor and pleasure of meeting some incredible people during our event in Compton, CA this past Saturday; however, none more compelling than 5 year old Robin who broke down bio consumption for my partners and I. Did I mention she’s 5 years old?

Simply amazing…

@Jay_BC

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Nature Sounds

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Nature sounds by Lord nazhe

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One Question with Issa Rae

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BC: “What was so Organic about the process of creating AWBG?”

Issa: The process of creating ABG was so organic because the idea came from my natural experiences with people and various situations. I reached out to people I knew to create the first episode and used any all resources I had to make the project come together. ABG is a major extension of me.

Watch and see why this young lady is beyond awesome [Read more...]

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Chilling with the John Muir High School “Plug Mob”

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Today I had the privilege to go and speak to the “Gardening” Students over at John Muir High School (Pasadena,CA), and man they are doing some incredible things under the leadership of my associate and close friend Mud Baron. Mud Baron and Doss Jones have started to give away seedlings for school gardens in Los Angeles. I learned a lot from the students, still trying to process half of it. But great trip and so happy for being able to experience them first hand. We got to get more money for these gardens…It will happen soon, Hopefully. [Read more...]

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BClife: Acupuncture is so real!!!

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Went to Tai Sophia for my 2nd acupuncture treatment for anxiety/TMJ. My last treatment I got 18 pins in my back, today it was 8 in my foot.I feel asleep during both sessions, so relaxing and wonder results. They have shown me how to lower my stress, and anxiety between treatments. Via @Sir_MarcusA

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Chef Ahki

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In need of some conscious eating inspiration? Look no further than www.chefahki.com.

Sepsenahki “Chef Ahki “ Aahkhu is an indigenous author, dietary consultant, colon therapist, Chef and professional blogger whose use of seasonal, organic, fresh non-hybrid fruits and vegetables in her recipes is designed to heal bodies and enhance lives. Her website is chock full of all types of information ranging from various articles on health-related topics to delicious original recipes. If you have been trying to immerse yourself into a world of healthier eating, this is definitely a great place to start.

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Raganella’s Smokable Herbal Tea

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Many of you drink tea as an herbal remedy, but have any of you smoked it? Well, here’s your chance. Meet Liz Neves, the founder of Raganella’s Botanical Solutions, an all natural body care company that hand blends organic, sustainable, smokable tea in Brooklyn, New York.

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Nature Spectacular Crab Migration Cuba

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Crab migration is an unusual occurrence, and unforgettable spectacle. Accrued every year in the Bay of Pigs, Zapata Peninsula, Cuba. La migración de Cangrejos.

Million years ago, crabs lived in the sea, today millions of crabs move to the shore every spring. They release the eggs into the sea, where they hatch. via

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