"WWB Co-founder, Elena Rojas-Martinez, admires an ancient old-growth forest tree in the Reserve" In 2007 the Peruvian government granted WWB a Concesión para Conservación, a Forest Reserve of more than 10,000 acres of virgin old-growth rainforest near the National Park Pacaya-Samiria. It is our responsibility to protect the trees in this territory from the human predators and to work with the two native populations whose own traditional lands border this forest area to sustainably collect the renewable small medicinal plants, fruits and nuts in the protectorate.
In this interview with Mary Shomon at the About.com Thyroid site, Dr. Viana Muller discusses South American medicinal herbs from the rain forest and Andes. Mary Shomon is the author of Thyroid Hormone Breakthrough: Overcoming Sexual and Hormonal Problems at Every Age, The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss, Living Well With Hypothyroidism, Living Well With Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism, Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia, and Living Well With Autoimmune Disease. Mary also writes, edits and publishes Sticking Out Our Necks: Thyroid Newsletter. Click here to read more.
www.anhglobal.org Feb 2008 Newsletter PERUVIAN PARTNERSHIPS - A new model of sustainable business practice that respects indigenous wisdom. Large corporations aided by a contemptible global economic system, perpetuate notoriously poor business practices in the majority world. From outsourcing production to 'sweatshops' in the Far East to appropriating bio-diverse rainforests for the timber trade, it seems there is no end to the lengths these businesses will go to pillage natural resources and in turn exacerbate climate change. But not all businesses are the same, and social entrepreneurship is one area where concerned individuals are setting a precedent for more sustainable, ethical and equitable business practices. Click here to read more.
Dr. Viana Muller, Co-founder of Whole World Botanicals, Inc. contributed an article to 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Health. Here is an excerpt from the article. Despite the environmental stresses we face daily, our less than ideal lifestyle choices, and our genetic challenges, we can reap impressive health results through consistent use of therapeutic herbs, which can strengthen the structures and functions of our bodies. Many Americans are familiar with some North American herbs like Echinacea, used to help prevent colds and flu, St. John's wort, used for mood support, and the Chinese herb ginseng, taken for energy support. But for most of us, knowledge stops with fewer than five herbs. In this article, I will introduce you to a handful of very impressive Peruvian herbs, now just becoming available in the larger health food stores, in specialty herb…