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What I learned from the documentary “Cowspiracy” 

I did not know that animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse emissions damage than all of transportation pollution. 

I didn’t know that livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.

I had no idea that methane is 25 to 100 times more destructive than carbon dioxide on a 20 year timeframe. I also didn’t know methane has a global warming potential 86 times that of carbon dioxide!

I had no idea that cows produce 150,000,000,000 (billion) gallons of methane every single day!

Fracking uses up 70-140 billion gallon of water annually. But I had no idea that animal agriculture water consumption ranges from 34 to 76,000,000,000,000 (trillion) gallons annually!?!

Growing feed crops for livestock consumes 56% of water in the entire United States of America.

Californians use 1500 gallons of water per person per day. Close to half of that is associated with meat and dairy products. Not showers! Not watering your lawn or brushing your teeth! Eating meat and meat byproducts like milk, eggs and cheese. 

Sigh. 

Why isn’t this on the news?!?? 

Oprah try talking about it on her show. She got sued and had to take the Oprah Winfrey show to Texas for months. Remember that?

This is crazy but 2500 gallons of water are needed to produce 1 pound of beef. 1 pound! 

Livestock covers 45% of the earths total land. Cows! Cows cover 45% of the earths total land. 

Livestock operations on land… On earth… Have created more than 500 nitrogen flooded dead zones around the world in our oceans.

Did you know that a farm with 2500 dairy cows produces the same amount of waste as a city of 411,000 people?

Sigh. 

Seriously. I had no idea the beef, dairy, eggs and cheese industries were doing this much harm. 

Each day, a person who eats a vegan diet saves 1100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of green, 30 ft.² forest, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent and one animals life.

The leading cause of rain forest distraction is lifestock and feed crops.

That’s why being vegan is important! I thought vegans they were just a bunch of artsy hippie kooks who wanted to be different and took animal love to an extreme. Could I have been wrong? Could they have been two steps ahead… 10 steps ahead of us all along?

xxSerena 

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12 surprising facts you probably didn’t know about skin aging

We all age, but depending on our behaviours, some age more gracefully than others. 

Some say it has to do with genetics. Others say inner happiness. Some say attitude. 

Here is an interesting info graphic that discusses 12 surprising facts you probably didn’t know about skin aging.

  
What do you think? 

xxSerena 

The ultimate guide to getting a better sleep

Not being able to sleep is like being a zombie in a horrible parallel universe complete with the ghosts and goblins. Wanting to sleep but not being able to happens to so many of us. Welcome to the ultimate guide to getting sleep.

First try the following five tips to getting a better sleep:

  1. Use a sleep mask to block out light and keep your eyes closed

  2. Try and clear your mind, focus on your breath and slow your inhalations and exhalations

  3. Think of relaxing each part of your body from your head to your toes

  4. Use a sleep app that plays soothing or relaxing music

  5. Read a book before bed, shut off your phone or other electronic devices

If those tips don’t work, there may be a deeper problem. Let’s get ultimate with our quest for a better sleep.

From sleep apnea to what happens when your brain doesn’t get enough sleep, this blog will explore secrets of how you can get a better sleep. Might you have a sleeping disorder? What foods cause insomnia? How can you get more sleep? What are the benefits to a good sleep? This and more in the following infographics:

What happens to your brain when you don’t get enough sleep?

What do you do when you can’t sleep? What works for you? Leave a comment below!