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MeWe: Finally A Legitimate, Ethical Alternative To FB – Join Us!

Join Us On MeWe

Dear friends and fans, we are very happy to announce that we are starting a new Herbs, Health and Happiness page on MeWe. Please join us there. We will continue (for now) to post on Facebook but we would like to invite and encourage everyone to move to MeWe, which in our view is a MUCH better social media network.

These are dark days for aficionados of natural health, as well as for those who dare to think outside of the box in general. We have witnessed a massive, orchestrated campaign by many social media and mainstream media channels to control the narrative; smiting down any ideas that run counter to herd-approved or corporate-sanctioned viewpoints.

We are of course opposed to these Orwellian measures, believing that people have a right to have and express their own opinions, so long as they are not committing an illegal act (such as incitement to violence). We also believe that it is not the place of anyone except a Court of Law to adjudicate what is true and what is not. It is up to the individual to think for themselves and determine what is true, noble and meritable. Truth withstands scrutiny – therefore let ideas flow freely and leave them out in the open where they can be examined.

For a long time now we have suffered the “heavy hand” of Facebook censorship. Certain posts have been banned, sometimes with no explanation. Anything to do with w e i g h t l o s s was immediately banned, merely for including those words! Irrespective of the merit of the post. Any post showing skin was banned, even if it was just a picture of someone’s arm or leg! Often a post will only be shown to 0.1% of our 2 million fans! We have suffered “link bans” and even had other Facebook pages of ours banned that post nothing but “feel good” inspirational quotes!

Other organizations’ natural health pages (such as “Natural News”) have been banned outright and we feel as though we are “lucky” to have survived the atrocious, politically motivated censorship that is currently sweeping the major social media channels.

In short, we have a sense that our Facebook days might be numbered. They could delete our page at any time, for any reason, with no explanation and there would be nothing that we could do about it. And to be quite honest, I am more than tired of their BS. I am disgusted by it.

We are not extremists. We are not radicals. We are not trying to start any sort of cult. We don’t even make health claims, actually: We report on scientific studies, historical knowledge and other research into natural health, and include the references to the sources of our information. It is not our place to decide what is true, we just share information and encourage the reader to investigate. If we have any sort of agenda, it is nothing more than this: To promote the care, appreciation and benefits of nature to our friends and fans; to warn people about the “bad science” we think is being done by big pharma / big pesticide; and to encourage people to think for themselves. That’s it. We believe that nature has incredible healing and restorative power and we invite others to explore this fascinating world with us. Herbal remedies have been in continuous use for thousands of years and there are countless scientific studies that validate the “old wisdom” of herbs.

MeWe came onto our radar and I have to say, I was highly impressed. They have a fantastic Bill of Rights. They also – importantly – do not manipulate your news feed using an algorithm or any other method. This is of supreme importance. Facebook, Google and the rest currently decide what you see. You live inside their “filter bubble”. They have the power to bury content and they frequently do so. They also collect your data and sell it to the highest bidder. Everyone knows they are scumbags but most people don’t bounce because all their friends are still on FB. Well, it only takes a critical mass movement and it will be over. Remember Myspace? Facebook sucks, everyone in the world knows it; we are just still using it because we are bound by the fact that our audience is still there.

We have created a new Herbs, Health and Happiness page on MeWe and we invite you to join us there! Thank you for your continued support,

Alex & the Herbs Info Team

You Can Tell Which Animal By The Tracks They Leave Behind

Animal Human Sand Footprints
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Cue David Attenborough voice… “Here, on the beaches of planet Earth, we see telltale signs of the various inhabitants: Footprints left in the sand, indicating that they passed this way. Let’s take a look at the unmistakable tracks of these creatures.”

“First, the majestic sea turtle. Once the sea turtle has reached adulthood, females will come ashore to lay their eggs on sandy beaches during the nesting season.”

“Then we have the dog; Canis lupus familiaris, a creature well adapted to this seaside habitat, making its way happily along the beach in search of sticks to play with and interesting things to sniff.”

“Next the bird, perhaps a marine species, looking for edible items on the shore.”

“Finally, the unmistakable traces of the human; the ironically-named Homo sapiens. Here we see an example of the human in its parasitic form; swarming and feeding destructively on its host. The “beach human” variety exposes itself to the sunlight and preoccupies itself with primitive mating rituals, self-intoxication and feasting on plastic-wrapped snacks, before discarding carelessly the wrapping and paying no heed to the destruction it leaves in its wake.”

Please Pick Up Your Fcking Trash

Please Pick Up Your Fcking Trash
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I left my home country in 2001 and lived overseas for 17 years, returning in 2018.

What I saw shocked me. It never used to be like this. The country lanes are now completely strewn with trash. People just toss their garbage out of car windows and don’t care. Driving down a country lane in my home county I was horrified to see that at any given moment, I could see trash. It was everywhere. This trash ends up in the soil, in the air and in the water. If it falls into rivers it ends up in the ocean, where it is eaten by animals as seen in the pictures.

Don’t even get me started on the festival picture. This trash gets cleared up by the site crews but the general attitude of purchase-consume-discard is rampant. A large sector of society just do not care. This is all wrong. And there are a lot of people who really do care. But why should we have to clear up after you?

Humans are doing a terrible job. Don’t forget, what you do to the environment you end up doing to yourself, because it ends up back in the food chain. We need to fix this now, or future generations are going to curse our memory as “those guys who destroyed the planet and left it for us to clear up.” Take action.

And if I see you tossing trash out of your car window, I’m reporting you… and I have dash cam. So don’t even think about it. I might be behind you.

More info: If You Eat An Average Amount Of Fish, You Are Now Eating 11,000 Pieces Of Plastic Per Year