Author Tobias Roberts


Tobias Roberts is a writer and permaculture farmer based in the mountains of El Salvador. He runs a natural building cooperative in the Central American region as well as a diversified permaculture orchard.

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GOTS: What Does “GOTS Certified” Really Mean?

The clothes we wear, the sheets on our bed, and the blankets that keep us warm at night are all made from different types of textiles and fabrics. One hundred years ago, the vast majority of fibers that were used for our textiles came from organically produced and grown cotton or sheep wool that were raised on a backyard farm. Today, synthetic fibers, most of which are sourced from the petrochemical industry, dominate the market. While these synthetic fibers might be cheaper to produce, they also cause a number of health and environmental-related problems, which we will explore below. GOTS certification is one way that consumers can make sure that they are only purchasing healthy, non-toxic, and socially just textile fabrics for their homes.

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7 Best Wool Mattress Toppers – 2019 Buyer’s Guide

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one out of every three adults do not get enough sleep at night, thus leading to a number of potentially serious health issues. Finding the best mattress for your bedroom is certainly an important element for getting a good night of sleep and staying healthy and rested. What many people don’t understand, however, is that the bedding accessories you choose can also affect either positively or negatively your overall health and quality of sleep. Wool mattress toppers are relatively inexpensive accessories that can improve your sleep experience no matter what type of mattress you have.

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Top Three Do-It-Yourself Natural Skin Care Products

Taking care of your skin is something that many people spend thousands of dollars on each year. A trip to the dermatologist can cost you upwards of several thousand dollars. A trip to the beauty aisle of your local supermarket might very well put you back a hundred dollars. At the same time, many of […]

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Dangers and Promises of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s)

One of the most controversial aspects of our industrial farming and industrial food system are genetically modified organisms. During the past decades, these crops have gone from the test tubes of laboratories into the fields of mega farmers and finally to our dinner plates. If you have shopped at a grocery store, chances are that […]

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Exotic Herbs and Foods to Invigorate Your Sex Life

If you watch TV, you probably can’t go but a few minutes without hearing some sort of commercial or advertisement for certain pills that help men who suffer from erectile dysfunction or other related problems. Pharmacies are filled with prescriptions medicines to help both men and women deal with reduced libido or loss of their […]

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How to Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar from Scratch

Apple cider vinegar has been shown to be one of the healthiest natural supplements to any diet. Chances are that your grandparents might have used apple cider vinegar for everything from curing a sore throat to helping relax an upset stomach. As is often the case, the folk wisdom from the days of our ancestors […]

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