Updated: Aug 28, 2019
The media outlet channels have not been as vocal on the pressing issue of the Amazon, yet why is this even important and how does it impact your health?
According to WWF "The Amazon rainforest has long been recognised as a repository of ecological services not only for local tribes and communities, but also for the rest of the world. It is also the only rainforest that we have left in terms of size and diversity".
The Amazon is burning and deforestation is occurring and as the forest fires continue to burn there are significant ties between the heath of the rainforest and your health. Why is it that we wait for when human life is in danger and our oxygen levels are changing to think about this issue?
Between 2004 and 2012 deforestation dropped to 84%. However in the last year alone 2018 the Amazon deforestation increased to 13.7% a loss of nearly 1.2 billion trees.
Currently this is the worst time for our planet particularly around the growth of climate change. The Amazon is home to 10% of all species and absorbs 25% of CO2 emissions and the Amazon produces large amounts of oxygen and water vapour. Referred to as the lungs of the earth this damage has detrimental impact.
However has our desire for non earthly things taken over our ability to care for ourselves and our planet? Has our wellness become less important? Do we care more about our Amazon Prime more than the Amazon that brings forth life?
In the last five decades 17% of the Amazon has been damaged. The Amazon rainforest is being perceived to have economic benefits and agricultural desires ect. So what does this mean?
Our overall health can be improved if we limit our meat consumption, thus limiting the need for agricultural needs. There are significant health benefits and detoxing the body from preserved meats and foods which in turn improves our mood levels and our overall wellness.
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