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The War On Honey Bees
Posted by James Quinn

The War On Honey Bees

  This is a brief rundown of the observances of recent bee activity in the foothills of the Catskills mountains.  Many factors threaten the survival of honey bees, but yellow jackets are a huge threat in our micro biosphere.      Yellow Jackets, particularly in many Northeastern United States cases, Vespula Germanica* (a relatively new species in North America) are aggressive wasps that will attack and destroy honey bee hives (especially small/weak ones).  Ideal conditions for this occur in late summer and early fall when wasp populations run at their highest,  just as droughts set in; more wasps/less food.  Vegetation becomes more scarce and...
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Our Current Beekeeper Map
Posted by James Quinn

Our Current Beekeeper Map

Here is a current Beekeeper map showing our last 3 wax purchases.  We are working with beekeepers whom we feel produce the purest, most refined wax for making a smooth lip balm. These points indicate general areas of the keepers (located in Sullivan and Ulster Counties).   The general area of the three towns where the bees are located are Grahamsville, Woodstock and Big Indian.  As you can see, the bee hives are generally located within the 700,000 acre park.  Try our unscented beeswax lip balm today in single or 5 pack with free shipping.
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Chlorella; an age halting nutrient
Posted by James Quinn

Chlorella; an age halting nutrient

   A heme molecule is virtually identical to that of chlorophyll.  They serve very similar purposes as well although with respect to extremely different organisms.  Hemoglobin transports oxygen throughout a primate while chlorophyll transports oxygen throughout plants.  It is one of the greatest similarities between us and our vastly different cohabitants of earth.  Chlorophyll is built around magnesium while hemoglobin is built around iron.  Otherwise, the two molecules are virtually identical.    Chlorophyll also exhibits the green portion of the light spectrum through the green color it gives plants.  Chlorella is our flagship/best selling product because it literally contains the...
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Clorox Owns Burt's Bees?
Posted by James Quinn

Clorox Owns Burt's Bees?

   Yes, that fun looking product branded as being made by an old beekeeper from Maine is now owned by a multi-billion dollar chemical company.  Burt Shavitz was a true naturist.  Born in New York City, he eventually decided to move to Upstate New York where he became a beekeeper.  Much like our story, vastly preferring the tranquility of the mountains to city life.  As big fans of Burt's life story, we are very happy with the fact that the bees who provide us with our Catskills Gold Lip Balm beeswax are direct descendants of the same honey bees Burt became a...
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Beeswax For Lips
Posted by James Quinn

Beeswax For Lips

   While Life, Not Labs has only been around for a few years we can safely say that all of our ingredients are millions of years old and have been used purposefully for just as long.  Beeswax is a very popular moisturizing lip balm compound; it contains natural emulsifiers which also help retain moisture making them helpful for dry or chapped lips.  According to the Mayo Clinic it is one of the best ways to prevent chapping and heal damaged lips.  This is the ingredient selected for our product with a primary purpose of locking in moisture.     It even assists in protecting skin from...
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The 3 Best Lip Balm Ingredients
Posted by James Quinn

The 3 Best Lip Balm Ingredients

  Our Beeswax Lip Balm, Catskills Gold has just three ingredients in it because they cover all bases in helping your lips stay moist while avoiding many other ingredients common in leading products that can actually damage and or dry lips out.     Shea butter is perhaps the longest successfully tested moisturizer on the planet; especially in Africa where for thousands of years it has been a valued commodity protecting against the harsh dry winds of areas such as the Sahara.  Vitamin E oil is one of the greatest antioxidants known to man; naturally smoothing and restoring the vitality of...
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PH of Chlorella
Posted by James Quinn

PH of Chlorella

The PH level of chlorella can vary with respect to CO2 exposure with higher amounts increasing PH/Alkalinity.  These levels vary between 7-10.  Most supplements on the market offer chlorella with PH levels within this range.  Our Organic Chlorella is extremely alkaline and is grown in PH balanced water because research shows this creates an ideal environment for maximum nutrition.  Found out more in this recent article.
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Buy Chlorella
Posted by James Quinn

Buy Chlorella

LifeNotLabs.com sells the highest quality Organic Chlorella Tablets on the market.  We use the highest standards, including certified Kosher and tested for radiation.  We also grow our chlorella in pure/optimal PH level waters to insure the highest nutrition levels possible; including a threshold of at least 60% protein.
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GMO- a Timeline
Posted by James Quinn

GMO- a Timeline

It is important to note that this timeline merely represents press releases and is not an acurrate declaration of when milestones were reached in labs.  . 1935- Russian scientist Andrei Nikolaevich isolates DNA. 1972- American biochemists Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen manually implant DNA from one organism into another (same type of bacteria). 1975- The Asilomar Conference establisher the first list of possible safe guidelines for the safe use of genetically engineered DNA. 1980- The Supreme Court decides a case that issues the first GMO patent. The Organism is a bacteria thought to be able to consume oil spills.  1982- First...
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Benefits of Kava
Posted by James Quinn

Benefits of Kava

   Kava (the grinded root of the plant) has been used in the pacific Islands for thousands of years.  Folklore of the region claims that the son of the sun god was the first being to cultivate it and show the natives its uses.  It is still used as a pathway of spiritual connection today in many island regions. Currently Kava is very popular as a stress reliever but it is very helpful for other ailments as well.   The main bioactive phytochemicals in kava kavalactones which act on the central nervous system to improve mood, sedation and sleep pattern and possesses other...
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