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  • Nordic Organic Food Fair reports 13% increase in attendees for 2014

    Organic and Wellness News
    Melanie
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    PRESS RELEASE Issued: 13 November 2014 For Immediate Release  Nordic Organic Food Fair reports 13% increase in attendees for 2014 By O.W.N. News Network Nordic Organic Food Fair – the Nordic region’s ...
  • 10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint This Thanksgiving

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    Editor
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many. It's a time to eat, indulge and spend uninterrupted time with family. It's also a time for reflection. A time to think about what we're thankful for and a time to think about how the choices we make impact our families and the planet.Although every day provides an opportunity for reflection and change, Thanksgiving stands out as the perfect day to kick off a few new habits that will effect the longevity of our planet. If each of us revamped our consumption and waste habits by slightly adjusting what's already in place, the overall impact could be…
  • Vermicompost leachate improves tomato seedling growth

    Organic News -- ScienceDaily
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    A study assessed growth performance of tomato seedlings treated with vermicompost-leachate (VCL), an organic liquid produced from earthworm-digested material. Seedlings were subjected to various temperature and watering regimes. Results showed that VCL can be a suitable soil amendment product to improve overall soil fertility and growth of tomato plants, even under temperature and water stress conditions.
  • 7 Benefits of Lithium

    Dr. Group's Healthy Living blog
    Brandon May
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Lithium, the mineral known for its efficacy against bipolar disorder, has become one of the most effective go-to prescriptions for psychiatric disorders. What many do not know, however, is that lithium offers a host of other lesser-known benefits, many of which go far beyond brain health. Lithium orotate, one of the popular lithium supplements, is perhaps the most bioavailable lithium available. Look out for this form when looking for supplementation. What is Lithium? Lithium is a trace mineral in the same class as essential electrolyte minerals like sodium and potassium. Largely considered a…
  • Weekend reading

    Down to Earth
    rhonda jean
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    From just outside my window, a baby magpie and a pair of noisy miners having a bath. I'm back, again!  I picked up my laptop yesterday afternoon after two days away in the computer hospital. It's the first time we've ever been separated. Sob.  LOL It's strange how attached we become to our computers.  Anyhow, she's had a new hard drive fitted. The old one worn out after constant use over
 
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  • 10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint This Thanksgiving

    Editor
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many. It's a time to eat, indulge and spend uninterrupted time with family. It's also a time for reflection. A time to think about what we're thankful for and a time to think about how the choices we make impact our families and the planet.Although every day provides an opportunity for reflection and change, Thanksgiving stands out as the perfect day to kick off a few new habits that will effect the longevity of our planet. If each of us revamped our consumption and waste habits by slightly adjusting what's already in place, the overall impact could be…
  • 10 Reasons To Eat Sprouts Daily & How To Grow Your Own

    Editor
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Sprouts are an amazing little nutrient dense, powerhouse superfood. Sprouts are shoots from a plant seed. They come in many different varieties and lucky for us a whole bunch of these are edible! Green, red leaf, alfalfa, radish, broccoli, and clover are a few different varieties of sprouts, but did you know that you can also sprout chickpeas, quinoa, lentils and even almonds?There are many reasons why sprouting is a good idea: it is extremely economical, you can ensure that you are getting extremely fresh, organic, local food into your diet daily and you can do it from home all winter long.
  • Phthalates in Food: 7 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure

    Editor
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    DrFrankLipman.com – Maia JamesYou probably know that some plastic toys—like the now infamous rubber ducky—contain the hormone-disrupting, birth-defect-causing, probably-carcinogenic plasticizers known as phthalates. You may have even heard that this group of chemicals is also found in the fragrance of your favorite personal care products.Most of my clients are surprised to learn, though, that the single largest source of phthalate exposure comes from our food and water supply—and this is not just true for people eating microwaved meals from plastic trays. Almost all of us have…
  • 8 High Protein Foods to Add to Your Daily Diet

    Editor
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Protein plays an important role in a well balanced diet, it is essential for the body. The key parts in our bodies would not hold together properly without it. Protein is also essential for metabolism, immune system function and regulatory hormones.Here is a list of 8 High Protein Foods to add to your daily diet:1. Hemp HeartsHemp seeds are a high, whole food protein source containing all nine essential amino acids.  They also include essential fats, Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA), fiber, iron, zinc, carotene, B-Vitamins (1, 2, and 6), Vitamin D, Vitamin E, calcium, copper, potassium,…
  • 22 Delicious Meatless Main Dishes To Make For Thanksgiving

    Editor
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:50 am
    1. Stuffed Butternut SquashWith a simple and nourishing ingredient list, this dish manages to be packed with flavor (one of the many benefits of eating in-season). It also happens to be a very pretty dish that would make a deliciously satisfying addition to your Thanksgiving table. Recipe here.2. Mediterranean Baked Sweet PotatoesThe concept is simple:Baked sweet potatoes – cut in half to shorten cooking timeSeasoned, roasted chickpeasGarlic-herb sauceParsley-tomato salad for garnishThe result is a 30-minute lunch or dinner that’s both satisfying, savory and sweet, and seriously healthy.
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    Organic News -- ScienceDaily

  • Vermicompost leachate improves tomato seedling growth

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    A study assessed growth performance of tomato seedlings treated with vermicompost-leachate (VCL), an organic liquid produced from earthworm-digested material. Seedlings were subjected to various temperature and watering regimes. Results showed that VCL can be a suitable soil amendment product to improve overall soil fertility and growth of tomato plants, even under temperature and water stress conditions.
  • As temperatures rise, soil will relinquish less carbon to the atmosphere than predicted

    17 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Current climate models probably overestimate the amount of carbon that will be released from soil into the atmosphere as global temperatures rise, according to research. The findings are from a new computer model that explores the feedbacks between soil carbon and climate change. It's the first such model to include several physiologically realistic representations of how soil microbes break down organic matter, a process that annually unleashes about ten times as much carbon into the atmosphere as fossil fuel emissions.
  • Anti-organic: Why do some farmers resist profitable change?

    11 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    Why do some chemical farmers resist a profitable conversion to organic methods? A new study suggests it may be because making that change feels like switching belief systems.
  • Biologists collaborate to refine climate change modeling tools

    10 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
    A new climate change modeling tool finds that carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere owing to greater plant growth from rising carbon dioxide levels will be partially offset by changes in the activity of soil microbes that derive their energy from plant root growth.
  • Earthworms, ants, termites: The real engineers of the ecosystem

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    New the research has focused on the study of soil invertebrates because they are indicators of its quality, scientists say. "These organisms fulfill various functions,like allowing the soil to absorb processed organic matter such as leaves, wood, trunks and branches and with this nourishing crops; they also maintain an ecological balance capable of preventing the invasion of pests and provide greater fertility without using chemicals. This happens when growing different types of plants, allowing the existence of a wide variety of soil invertebrates" researchers explain.
 
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    Dr. Group's Healthy Living blog

  • 7 Benefits of Lithium

    Brandon May
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Lithium, the mineral known for its efficacy against bipolar disorder, has become one of the most effective go-to prescriptions for psychiatric disorders. What many do not know, however, is that lithium offers a host of other lesser-known benefits, many of which go far beyond brain health. Lithium orotate, one of the popular lithium supplements, is perhaps the most bioavailable lithium available. Look out for this form when looking for supplementation. What is Lithium? Lithium is a trace mineral in the same class as essential electrolyte minerals like sodium and potassium. Largely considered a…
  • Neuroscientist Confirms the Danger of Electromagnetic Radiation

    Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    With the proliferation of cell phones, wireless Internet, and personal electronic devices, the ill effects of electromagnetic radiation are a huge concern. As the discussion surrounding the dangers of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) has become heated, neuroscientist Dr. Olle Johansson has stepped forward to present evidence from his own research and the research of his peers into the mental and physical effects of EMFs. The Trouble with Electromagnetic Radiation Dr. Johansson, who is a professor at the renowned Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, recently spoke in front of an audience of…
  • California Jam 2015!

    Brandon May
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Cal Jam 2014 was one of the biggest chiropractic events of the year, and I was fortunate enough to be a guest speaker on the important topic of natural health. I was joined by fellow speakers Dr. Joseph Mercola, Andrew Wakefield, and Joe Dispenza, just to name a few. Over 2,000 physicians, naturopathic practitioners, and health enthusiasts from all over the world attended the event. I am extremely pleased to announce that I will be speaking at Cal Jam in 2015, an event that is expected to have more audience members than ever. Please join me March 27th – 29th as I take the stage to…
  • Could Your Smart Tablet Be Damaging to Your Health?

    Brandon May
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Smart tablets, phones, and personal computers are all the rage in today’s technology-driven society, and it doesn’t look like the trend will ever cease. These devices have made life easier than ever before by acting as a singular storage unit for contacts, documents, money, and social networks. Despite their convenience, many companies are still loading their products with hazardous chemicals that are contributing to our environmental crisis. A new report is showing that many tablets and phones are using Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in their manufacture,…
  • 7 of the Best Herbs for Men’s Health

    Brandon May
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every man needs to take an active approach to managing his own health for the better. Good habits, like regular exercise, are vital, and avoiding bad habits (or at least minimizing them) is also imperative. One of the most powerful influences on a man’s health is his diet, and as an extension of that, there are a number of herbs that can help support concerns specific to men, namely vitality, prostate health, and sex drive. Here are seven of those herbs and the positive results they can encourage. 1. Pine Bark Pine bark has been a natural therapy for centuries. Recent research shows pine…
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    Down to Earth

  • Weekend reading

    rhonda jean
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    From just outside my window, a baby magpie and a pair of noisy miners having a bath. I'm back, again!  I picked up my laptop yesterday afternoon after two days away in the computer hospital. It's the first time we've ever been separated. Sob.  LOL It's strange how attached we become to our computers.  Anyhow, she's had a new hard drive fitted. The old one worn out after constant use over
  • Save money - grow your own herbs

    rhonda jean
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Good morning everyone. I haven't quite returned to my previous posting time and I'm not sure I will. At the moment, late morning posting seems to be working for me.  Today I'm writing this on Hanno's computer because mine is being repaired. It will take at least two to three days so we'll have to see how it goes. I hope I'm back tomorrow but if I'm not, I'll be here soon after. = = = = = = If
  • Back inside the bubble

    rhonda jean
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    I promised another post about my trip, so here it is. Before I go on though, I'd like to thank everyone who commented on the previous post and who welcomed me back to the blog. I sometimes think of giving up this blog. Blogging has changed a lot in the past couple of years but as long as I have such loving comments, I'll keep writing. Although we still live very simply and that will remain the
  • I've had enough

    rhonda jean
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Hello everyone!  It seems like months since I've been here with you.  I missed writing my blog but I was so busy doing nothing, I didn't have time to post while I was on the road. And I guess that deep within me I felt I was collecting bits and pieces to share with you later on when I had the chance to think about it all. I really needed a holiday and I've come back tired but reinvigorated and
  • A road trip

    rhonda jean
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    I'm off to visit my sister in NSW tomorrow and I'm so looking forward to it. I have most of my bits and pieces packed, later today I'll pack my clothes and toiletries. I feel like I'm setting off on the Queen Mary for an extended trip in a luxury suite (with butler service), but in fact I'll be packing a sandwich and driving myself along the New England Highway to meet up with Tricia in Tamworth
 
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    ChewsWise Blog - Samuel Fromartz

  • The most important step in bread making: attention

    Samuel Fromartz
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Stirato for party this afternoon -- yes recipe in book. For Asian sandwiches. Here's an article I wrote for Mindful magazine's December issue, "rising awareness," on bread making as a meditation. Although i started baking on a whim, it did offer me relief from my daily job in front of a computer and the craft took on a life of its own--something I explore in the piece. Mindful is running a contest with a give away of my book over at their web site.Here's a brief excerpt and then the full PDF file of the story. “…Something else—something more substantial—happened the more I baked.
  • A few recent #bread pics plus home smoked salmon

    Samuel Fromartz
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Here's a couple of shots from my Instagram account, including two from bakeries I like, BreadFurst in DC and Arcade Bakery in NYC.  Classic Jewish rye bread with non-classic scoring Sourdough bagels with whole wheat starter With home smoked salmon. Cold smoked coho salmon and Spanish mackerel just out of the green egg. Now making bagels! Bialys @breadfurst #DC. Nice! Arcade Bakery NYC
  • Interview: Growing ancient wheat in the South of France

    Samuel Fromartz
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ronald Feuillas in front of a young field of ancient wheat in southwest France I was  happy I got the chance to tell this story of Roland Feuillas, who grows and mills ancient varieties of wheat in the south of France. He also bakes the bread in the village of Cucugnon, not far from the border with Spain. The story, which  references windmills, a 16th century wheat, Jesus Christ and Terre Madre,  begins in this podcast at minute 1:30 and finishes around 8:15. Then the show segues into the remainder of the interview.
  • The world through a slice of bread

    Samuel Fromartz
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    Long-termentation baguette Russ Parsons, the food editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, wrote a terrific review of  In Search of the Perfect Loaf. He seemed to really get what I was after: celebrating the craft of bread making and all that it entails and also looking at the myriad ramifications of bread, which can be sliced in so many ways. Here are a few excerpts:Fromartz is much more than an obsessive cook. He’s also a fine reporter and writer. And “Perfect Loaf” is much more than a book about baking bread.In true bread baker fashion, Fromartz takes what might seem like…
  • Slow Food Interview -- In Search of the Perfect Loaf

    Samuel Fromartz
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Sesame seed batard Reprinted from Slow Food BlogSep. 23, 2014By Megan Larmer, Manager of Biodiversity Programs at Slow Food USASam Fromartz’s book In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey was recently published by Viking and it’s already causing a stir. Mark Bittman tweeted it “bread book of the year.” The Washington Post described it as a "brilliant memoir." Alice Waters and Daniel Leader of Bread Alone have been singing its praises. He travelled through Europe and the US, working next to artisan bakers and perfecting his craft, but in…
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    Eden Foods - Newest Recipes

  • Green Tea Over Deep Fried Mochi

    5 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    Heat 2 inches of Eden Organic Safflower in a medium, heavy saucepan. When the oil is hot, place the mochi pieces in the oil. Deep-fry until golden and the mochi puffs up, about 7 minutes. Remove mochi, quickly drain on paper towels and place the mochi into a medium soup bowl. Place the packet of green tea into the hot water and steep for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the tea bags, discard bag, and pour tea over the deep-fried mochi. Garnish with grated daikon, nori krinkles, umeboshi plum, green onions, and shoyu to taste. Eat while hot. NOTE: A tablespoon of Eden Bonito Flakes also makes a…
  • Ribbons with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

    19 Mar 2014 | 9:06 am
    Cook pasta per package directions, rinse, drain and set aside. To prepare the sauce, heat the oil in a medium skillet and sauté the onions and garlic for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and 1/4 tsp sea salt. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until liquid releases from the mushrooms. Add the flour and stir to coat the vegetables. Combine water and Edensoy, mix, and slowly add to the skillet, stirring constantly to prevent lumping. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently until the sauce is thick, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the salt and pepper, simmer 5 min. Mix in pasta and…
  • Spaghetti with Maitake Vegetabe Ragu

    18 Mar 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Heat the olive oil for the sauce in a medium saucepan and sauté the onions for 1 to 2 minutes. Drain maitake and reserve soaking water. Add all remaining ingredients except the shoyu and pasta. Cover, bring almost to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low ,and simmer for about 30 to 35 minutes. Add the shoyu and simmer another 5 minutes. While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta as package directs. When done, remove, drain and serve with sauce.
  • Baby Spinach, Pepita & Cranberry Salad

    17 Mar 2014 | 8:24 am
    Place spinach in a salad bowl and toss with pumpkin seeds and cranberries. To prepare the dressing, place all remaining ingredients in a blender and blend or whisk in a small bowl. Drizzle over the salad.
  • Sauted Collards with Cranberries & Almonds

    17 Mar 2014 | 7:15 am
    Heat the oil in a large skillet and sauté the collard stems for 1 minute. Add the collard greens and sea salt. Sauté another 4 to 5 minutes. Add the cranberries and sauté another 1 to 2 minutes until the greens are tender. (If using dried cherries, coarsely chop before adding.) Remove from heat, sprinkle lemon juice over and toss in the almonds. Place in a serving bowl.
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    Organic Chemistry News -- ScienceDaily

  • Heat-conducting plastic: 10 times better than conventional counterparts

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional counterparts.
  • Protons fuel graphene prospects

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    Graphene, impermeable to all gases and liquids, can easily allow protons to pass through it researchers have found.
  • Classical enzymatic theory revised by including water motions

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    Enzymes are macromolecular biological catalysists that lead most of chemical reactions in living organisms. The main focus of enzymology lies on enzymes themselves, whereas the role of water motions in mediating the biological reaction is often left aside owing to the complex molecular behavior. Scientists have now revised the classical enzymatic steady state theory by including long-lasting protein-water coupled motions into models of functional catalysis.
  • Van der Waals force re-measured: Physicists verified nonlinear increase with growing molecular size

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    Van der Waals forces act like a sort of quantum glue on all types of matter. Using a new measuring technique, scientists experimentally determined for the first time all of the key details of how strongly the single molecules bind to a surface. With an atomic force microscope, they demonstrated that the forces do not just increase with molecular size, but that they even grow disproportionately fast.
  • Converting human-generated waste into fuel in space

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Who would've known human waste could be used to propel spacecraft from the moon back to Earth? Researchers responded to the call from NASA and came up with a process to convert waste to methane and propel spacecraft to Earth.
 
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    Simple, Good and Tasty

  • Brava, Birchwood: Roasted pumpkin hand pie

    Elizabeth Millard
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    In honor of local Thanksgiving feasts, we present this excerpt from The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook, with a recipe for the exquisite roasted pumpkin hand pie from Birchwood Cafe. Birchwood Cafe owner Tracy Singleton explains it this way: “We're not just in the neighborhood, we're for the neighborhood.” That neighborhood is the Seward area of Minneapolis, where it’s easy to concur with the cafe’s website description of what you’ll find: “A crossroads of hot food and cool comfort, Birchwood Cafe is one part funky coffee house, one part neighborhood cafe, and two parts eclectic…
  • Vino 101: It’s (relatively) easy buying green

    Mike Healan
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    In my last post, I wrote about how difficult it is to grow grapes and make wine in an environmentally responsible manner, and how rare organic and biodynamic winemaking remains today. Now I want to focus on the brighter side: while “green” wine still accounts for a small share of the industry, that share is growing quickly, and it isn’t terribly hard to find wines from makers who are genuinely trying to be responsible environmental stewards. But first, it’s important to nail down the terminology used by winemakers to indicate environmentally friendly juice. OrganicThe term…
  • Kitchen DIY: Homemade enchilada sauce

    Laurie Jesch-Kulseth
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:37 am
    Lately, my mind has been drifting towards cool-weather comfort food. You know, those meals that you can settle in to and cozy up with in the evening. I’m ready for less running about, more family meals at the table, and that smell that you greets you at the door and permeates the house, when you know something delicious awaits you for dinner. Yes, I’m ready to eat hot soups and sip hot drinks. I’m ready to braise things again.Enchiladas may seem like an odd place to start, but for me, it’s a perfect seasonal-transition meal. It’s warm, substantial, and very much a comfort food.
  • Hunting for Dinner: Fried panfish spring rolls

    Jamie Carlson
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:46 pm
    For many fishermen, visions of a 30-inch walleye or a 50-inch musky are what drive them to get out there and fish. I love catching a big fish just as much as the next guy, but for me the real trophy is what ends up on the plate. A huge walleye would look great hanging above the fireplace, but more than likely it wouldn’t be that great to eat. Here in Minnesota the walleye is king, everybody loves catching them and most everybody loves eating them. I am the exception to that rule. I would rather catch a stringer full of perch or sunfish. There are several reasons for this. First and…
  • Vino 101: It’s not easy being green

    Mike Healan
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Unless you’ve been asleep for the past twenty years, you know that Americans are eating differently these days. Once upon a time, price was pretty much the only factor in our food purchases; that attitude helped spur the growth of industrial-scale agriculture built on petrochemical fertilizers, monoculture, and efficiency over quality. (Hello, grainy and flavorless supermarket tomatoes!) Today, we’re more conscious of how the food we eat impacts the planet and our own bodies. Consumers are increasingly demanding more information about how their food is grown and made, and a large and…
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    Natural Health Ezine

  • 3 Natural Hair Treatments

    Sharon
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    This article, 3 Natural Hair Treatments, was originally published at Natural Health Ezine. Vegetable oils are great for restoring hair vitality and for adding gloss and shine to dry hair. The health of your hair is affected by a number of factors, such as diet, stress and the environment. Many store bought shampoos, conditioners and treatments contain a myriad of chemical ingredients that can sometimes leave your hair in a worse condition than when you started. Here are three natural vegetable oils that are popular for natural hair treatments. About Vegetable Oils Vegetable oils are used in…
  • How to Make Kombucha Tea

    Carol
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:35 am
    This article, How to Make Kombucha Tea, was originally published at Natural Health Ezine. Kombucha is a fermented tea drink that dates back to ancient times. If someone offers you Kombucha, they also will probably offer a long list of health benefits to convince you to drink it. Their claims, however, lack a substantial amount of scientific evidence. Not because the evidence isn’t there, but because little testing has been done. Like with many natural remedies, though, anecdotal accounts praising the healing properties of Kombucha abound. The glucuronic acid found in properly made Kombucha…
  • Chemicals Used In Dry Cleaning & Their Dangers

    Bob
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    This article, Chemicals Used In Dry Cleaning & Their Dangers, was originally published at Natural Health Ezine. Dry cleaning has been around for many decades. Dry cleaning involves cleaning clothes with an organic solvent rather than with water. Certain clothing fabrics can only be washed by dry cleaning. People don’t usually think about what kind of chemicals are being used in the process of dry cleaning. You just walk into a store, hand over your clothes, and come back a few hours later to pick them up. You don’t think about the dangers certain chemicals can have. People…
  • The Healing Benefits of Bath Salts

    Sharon
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    This article, The Healing Benefits of Bath Salts, was originally published at Natural Health Ezine. The healing benefits of bath salts, both Epsom salts and Dead Sea salts, have been known for centuries. Today, Epsom salts and Dead Sea salts are a popular, natural ingredient in many home made bath salts. They both have benefits that make taking a soak in the bath not only a relaxing experience, but a healing one too, as the chemical components of both salts are readily absorbed through the skin. Here’s some facts about the origins, composition and benefits of both types of salts. Origin…
  • The best way to cook asparagus

    Bob
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    This article, The best way to cook asparagus, was originally published at Natural Health Ezine. Preparing your asparagus before cooking Before washing, hold the tip of the asparagus stalk in one hand and the root end in the other. Slowly bend the stalk until it snaps near to the white end. Discard the root ends as they are very fibrous and don’t make for very good eating. Save the green ends for cooking. Fresh asparagus should always be thoroughly washed. Having been grown in sand or very sandy soil, asparagus can trap tiny bits of sand in the tips as they push through the dirt. Asparagus…
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    livingmaxwell: a guide to organic food & drink

  • Food Chains is a MUST-SEE Movie

    Max Goldberg
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    When people talk about why they eat organic food, the most common answer is that they don’t want to ingest food that has been sprayed with toxic pesticides. The focus is generally on “me” or “we”. An answer that does not come up nearly as much as it should is “I don’t want to expose farmers to these toxic pesticides.” The truth is that most of us are completely in the dark about what takes place on farms, in terms of what kind of chemicals farmers are exposed to and also how farm workers are treated. A brand new documentary called Food…
  • Cornucopia’s Yogurt Scorecard – Some Brands are Healthy, While Others aren’t Far from Junk Food

    Max Goldberg
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    One misconception that the food industry would like us to believe is that ALL yogurt is healthy because of the beneficial bacteria (probiotics) that the product contains. However, many of the largest food corporations have turned yogurt into quasi-junk food by adding ingredients such as artificial colors, chemical defoamers, milk from cows who have been raised on genetically-engineered feed, synthetic preservatives, carrageenan, high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, and excessive levels of sugar. Some “fruit yogurts” don’t even contain fruit! Other yogurts may be afoul of…
  • TAKE ACTION: Organic Fish May Be Coming Soon and it is a Horrible Idea

    Max Goldberg
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Right now in the U.S., there is no such thing as USDA certified organic fish. Why? Because organic standards for fish have never been passed. That may soon change, however. The USDA is getting close to finalizing organic aquaculture production regulations, based upon recommendations from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). And what is being proposed — including allowing ocean-based fish farms and the use of wild fish, meal or oil — is a horrible idea. Not only will these standards harm the ocean’s ecosystem, but they will impact the integrity of the organic…
  • Coco Mojo and Maca Blend from Essential Living Foods are Two Great Products, Smoothie Recipe

    Max Goldberg
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:51 pm
    There may be other brands of superfoods on the market that are more well-known and have wider distribution, but when it comes to quality, Essential Living Foods holds its own with anyone. I have had long discussions with CEO Kipp Stroden about how and from where he sources his products, and I can assure you that he has done his homework. I trust him completely. Two products that I believe are extremely well-formulated and have great taste are Essential Living Foods’ Coco Mojo and Maca Blend. What makes Coco Mojo and Maca Blend unique is that they are blends. Coco Mojo is not straight…
  • Beware: Monsanto Hires a Millennial to Convince Other Millennials that GMOs are Okay

    Max Goldberg
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:06 pm
    (Credit: NPR / Christopher Paton) This past weekend, I came across something that made my skin crawl. Wanting to persuade (fool) young people that both Monsanto and GMOs are actually good for the world, the company has hired a 32-year-old Director of Millennial Engagement named Vance Crowe. Whether he is traveling alongside company salesmen or attending conferences around the country, such as SXSW Eco Conference in Austin, this Directory of Millennial Engagement is actively engaging with his peers to reverse the overwhelmingly negative sentiment against Monsanto. In a frightening…
 
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    Fruitfully Living

  • Breastfeeding a Toddler: Fighting Social Norms

    Luisa Rodriguez
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    Those who know me, know that I am a big proponent of breastfeeding. They also know that I breastfed both of my kids past the one year mark. I know that sounds strange to many or and it may even sound disgusting to others. I remember overhearing a mom in one of my circles criticize the idea not knowing […]
  • A Better Way to Christmas Shop

    Luisa Rodriguez
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    Every Christmas, the average American spends about $800. The profits from those sales will mostly benefit the shareholders, executives, and owners of those companies. Although many of these companies do make donations to charities, it is usually a tiny fraction of their earnings. I am not against corporate wealth, but I am saddened by the amount of […]
  • The Bravest Thing I Have Ever Done!

    Luisa Rodriguez
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    I was recently asked, “What is the bravest thing you have ever done?” As I quickly reflected on my life, I knew right away what the answer was. I have done some pretty crazy things. Some of them, in hindsight, I probably should not have done. However, ever since I was a little girl, I […]
  • Top 5 Things We Forget to Pray For

    Luisa Rodriguez
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    We have all have a list of things that we routinely pray for. And I would even venture to say that that list includes things like financial security, safety for ourselves and our kids, and the health of our loved ones. However, as I sat and listened to an amazing sermon this past week, it made […]
  • Life Lessons From a Speech Therapist!

    Luisa Rodriguez
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    When my daughter was about 18 months old, her pediatrician was concerned about her lack of vocabulary. Obviously nobody was expecting her to recite Shakespeare, but my kid was not saying anything at all other than Starbucks, Mama, and Dada. Yes, embarrassingly enough, Starbucks was her first word, but that is another story. Anyway, he recommended […]
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  • Remain Comfortable and Safe with the Best Khadi Beauty Products

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    27 Nov 2014 | 3:19 am
    If you are someone who is looking forward to get hold of the perfect Khadi beauty products, then it is very important to get the ultimate source. For this you have to ensure that good steps are taken to look forward to the perfect Khadi beauty products that prove to be the ultimate one making you feel glad of your selection. It is only when you make your choice for the perfect products that would take care of your body and skin without any worry at all. Choose from the best khadi products for your body with special offers Khadi Green Tea Mint Body Wash (SLS free) Khadi Hair Regrowth Tonic…
  • Make The Perfect Choice for Online Organic Store

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    26 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    If you are looking forward to the perfect source to get the best online organic store, then you have to ensure that right amount of efforts are made to look forward to the right one. It is possible to get the perfect one from a genuine source where you get the right organic products.  With the help of the best quality products, it makes it possible for you to get a wide range of different variety of products without any problem at all. It contains all the natural ingredients that help to get it at the affordable price as well. So, it would definitely help you to get the right one for you to…
  • Get the Natural look with Vegetal Bio Hair Colour

    mygreenkart
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Vegetal Bio Hair Colour If you wish to colour your hair and look forward to the perfect product for it, then you have to make sure that it does not contain any sort of chemicals in it. We are here to make you get hold of the perfect products that can help a lot to get the maximum advantage. With a huge collection and variety of different colours, we are here to ensure that you get hold of the genuine and the perfect vegetal bio hair colour that would make it the best choice to you in the right way. This is the reason why you should make sure that you look forward to visit myGREENkart that…
  • Remain Yourself Healthy with Best Khadi Products

    mygreenkart
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm
    If you are someone who is looking forward to get the best khadi products, then the best thing to do is to opt for myGREENkart where you can expect to get the perfect quality. This would help you to bring a big smile of satisfaction by getting hold of the ultimate results without any problem at all. With the best benefits from its ingredients present, it helps a lot in the regrowth that proves to be the perfect one for you with maximum benefits. So, you should definitely try to look forward to get the ultimate one that would lead to your satisfaction out of it in the best way possible. You can…
  • Make ultimate quality Downlights COB and Delta Lights

    mygreenkart
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Originally posted on LED LIGHTING INDIA: Downlights COB & Delta Lights If you are willing to look forward to get the perfect quality Downlights COB and Delta Lights, then you have to look forward to the best research that help you in getting the right one. In this case, steps should also be taken to ensure that right efforts are taken to get hold of Compact Lighting where it makes it possible to get the perfect certified products. We help you to get the perfect products that have got the best certifications making your stay on a much profitable place as well. We also make it possible to…
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  • Ideas for a Vegan Breakfast

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    25 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you should definitely enjoy it. There is no reason to force yourself to eat something boring and tasteless. Having a vegan breakfast is first of all making a conscious decision about your health, getting all the nutrients and enjoying the beautiful colors of the food on your plate. Like everyone else, I always feel that I lack ideas what to cook. Being vegan, especially, makes this task more difficult everyday. If I lack inspiration, I just open my Instagram (by the way, follow me there @albinageenstore) and check what other people are…
  • Breastfeeding: nowadays risks and challenges.

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    16 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Natural feeding of infants with breast milk is considered to be the best way of giving your child the most adequate nutrition, but also providing psychological comfort. Various associations of pediatrics, family doctors and other health related professionals and institutions, highly recommend and promote breastfeeding among new moms. It is also very crucial for people living in poverty that can’t afford to purchase good quality instant milk formula. Nevertheless, breast milk can never be replaced by any artificial supplements, due to its richness in nutrients and adequate balance of…
  • Important connection between Zinc deficiency and your fertility

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    5 Nov 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Zinc is a unique natural element that has a range of positive effects on our body. Multiple research has proven the incredible effects on the brain work, on the treatment of flu, on healing processes in your body, on diabetes maintenance and on the support of the immune system in general. However, this time I would like to point your attention to the benefits of zinc on sexual health: pregnancies and fertility issues. You should know that this is an essential element for many physiological processes in your body, but it is also very helpful in healing, treating and preventing various…
  • Get ready for winter with adequate clothing

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    23 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Winter is approaching fast and you want to make sure you are fully ready for it. Everybody wants to stay warm even during the coldest days. Do you make excuses and actually buy clothing and shoes that contain animal products such as leather, feathers or down? Do you think this can still be justified in the conditions when we have so many alternatives on the market? Let’s see what options do we have and how do you need to choose your winter parka. You don’t have to be vegetarian or vegan to choose cruelty-free clothing. And even more, clothing made of artificial fabrics are way…
  • Let’s discuss Stevia! Is it safe for us?

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    22 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    A lot of people, concerned about their lifestyle and health, wonder how to replace the big amount of sugar that is contained in many of the products in our diet. Nowadays, there exist a big variety of alternative sweeteners that a lot of people use, others fear of. Stevia hasn’t been on the US market until 2008, since it was banned in 1991, so a lot of people wonder whether the artificial sweeteners derived from it are not dangerous for their health. There also exist a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions in this regard. You should be informed about them. First of all, stevia is a…
 
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