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Can Pregnant Women and Nursing Mom’s Eat Fish? Yes!

Can Pregnant Women and Nursing Mom's Eat Fish? Yes! | Sacred Habitats

Few subjects elicit more emotion than the safety of food eaten by pregnant or nursing women and its impacts—good or bad—on their children. And that’s how it should be, given the vulnerability of fetuses and infants, and the importance of optimal brain development to childhood and lifelong capacities and outcomes. But some of what we’ve […] Read more…

Does Cooking Harm Beneficial Omega-3s & 6s in Fish

Does Cooking Harm Beneficial Omega-3s & 6s in Fish | Sacred Habitats

Populations around the world that eat fish regularly live longer and have less chronic disease than populations that do not. Whether this is because fish displaces meat or because it has positive attributes of its own is not clear. Certainly, fish provides high-quality protein without the saturated fat present in commercially raised (feedlot) meat and […] Read more…

National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Scotts: Disappointing and Disturbing News

Carolina Wren

This past week I became aware of some shocking news: both the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Scotts Miracle-Gro was proud to announce they were partnering. In their press release on January 18, 2012 stating, The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and ScottsMiracle-Gro are announcing a new partnership to advance NWF’s nationwide Be Out There initiative to […] Read more…

Sustainable Beyond Organic Meats: we are what the animal eats

How To 'Properly' Cook Grass-Raised Beef | Sacred Habitats

What if everything you’ve been told or read about beef is wrong? Well, wrong that is unless you have been buying and eating beef that has been raised on grass all their lives, hormone-free, no antibiotics. There’s an enormous difference between store-bought meats raised in fedlots, certified organic, and beyond organic. Here I am talking […] Read more…

The Skinny About Supermarket Meat and Your Health

The Skinny About Supermarket Meat and Your Health | Sacred Habitats

For most of human history people ate food that was grown or raised in the way nature intended; off the surrounding land. Goats, sheep, bison and cattle spent their entire lives grazing on native plants and grasses. These animals grew to maturity slowly over time at their natural rate. These herds, known as ruminants, are designed […] Read more…

Totally Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (TB)

Totally Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (TB) | Sacred Habitats

Totally Drug Resistant Tuberculosis was first encountered in two cases in Italy in 2003. Fifteen cases were observed in 2009 in Iran. Twelve cases have been discovered in India in 2011. Totally Drug Resistant, known as TDR, is when a disease is resistant to all prescribed medications. In this case it, TDR-TB, is resistant to […] Read more…

Great News: Predator-Proof Fencing Helps Ground Nesting Birds in Hawaii

Formed entirely by volcanic action about 4,000 km (2,400 miles) from the nearest continental land mass, Hawai`i is the most isolated group of islands in the Pacific. Except for the Hawaiian bat, no terrestrial mammal naturally colonized the islands. Isolated from the enemies of their ancestors, Hawai`i’s native plants and animals gradually lost their natural […] Read more…

The Indomitable Spirit of Migrating Salmon

Heavy rains in the pacific NW brought flooded roadways. The flooded road in this video confused migrating salmon and made the water passing over the road deep enough for the salmon to swim across. The video shot by reporter Keith Eldridge of Seattle’s KOMO 4 News shows salmon swimming across flooded Skokomish Valley Road near […] Read more…

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