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Cotton is one of the most toxic crops on the planet

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Did you know conventional cotton is one of the most toxic crops on the planet? It contains pesticides, fertilizers, and other toxins. More toxins are used on cotton than any other crop in the world.

Cotton is found in numerous daily uses such as beds, clothing, sanitary products, home furnishings, towels, bathrobes, bedding and more.

Conventional cotton contains:

  • Synthetic fertilizers to add nutrients to soil
  • Sewage sludge as fertilizer
  • Most synthetic pesticides for pest control
  • Irradiation to preserve food or to eliminate disease or pests
  • Genetic engineering used to improve disease or pest resistance or to improve crop yields

 

Reasons to use organic cotton:

  • Made without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides
  • No bleach
  • No GMO
  • Free of allergens and nasty chemicals
  • Does not cause any allergy or irritation in people with sensitive skin
  • 100% plant-derived
  • Soothing
  • High absorbent properties

The methods used for organic crops are:

  • Crop rotation
  • Cover crops
  • Organic fertilizers
  • Beneficial insects
  • Human labor for weed control
  • Replenish and maintain soil fertility
  • Reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers
  • Build biologically diverse agriculture

By purchasing organic cotton you are lessening the impact on our environment. Organic farming enables us to:

  • Promote a self-sustaining cycle of resources on a farm
  • Enhance soil and water quality
  • Reduce pollution
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4 facts on XingPiJieYu, a Chinese herb for depression, chronic stress, memory and learning.

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Depression – Is a mood disorder that causes a constant feeling of sadness and no interest in day to day routines.  It affects how you feel, behave and think.

Depression is usually treated with monoamine-based antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) which are known as Citalopram (Celexa), Escitalopram (Lexapro), Fluoxetine (Prozac), Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva), Sertraline (Zoloft) and Vilazodone (Viibryd) and about  1/3 of depressive patients are not responsive to these anti-depressants.

Side effects from SSRI’s consist of drowsiness, nausea, dry mouth, insomnia, diarrhea, nervousness, agitation or restlessness, dizziness, sexual problems, such as reduced sexual desire or difficulty reaching orgasm or inability to maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction), headache and blurred vision.

Memory and Learning – In Asia, they have been treating depression with Traditional Chinese Medicine, specifically a Chinese herb called XingPiJieYu (XPJY) for many years and in a recent 21-day study on rats, studies are showing XingPiJieYu is improving memory and learning by improving the signaling pathway in the hippocampus. The hippocampus is a small organ located within the brain’s medial temporal lobe and forms an important part of the limbic system, the region that regulates emotions. The hippocampus is involved in the storage of long-term memory, which includes all past knowledge and experiences.

Chronic Unpredictable Stress (CUS) – According to the National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI), There were past studies that showed XPJY improved behavior and depression in CUS in rats, which they say, is as good as sertraline.

The NCBI conclusion read as follows “XPJY has a regulatory effect on depressive behavior in the sucrose preference and open field exploration, and learning and memory in Morris water maze, and the expression of cAMP, PKA, CREB and BDNF in the hippocampus of model rats. The effect is probably achieved mainly by activating cAMP-PKA-CREB-BDNF signaling pathway. This study provides experimental evidence for the clinical application of XPJY in the treatment of depression and related learning and memory impairment.