Browsing: Food & Nutrition

Lifestyle A wild blackberry picked and held by hand (close-up view)
Wild Fruit: Finding Free Food in Your Neighborhood

Free food! If those words don’t work to quicken your pulse, odds are you’re already dead. In that case, why worry about food anyways? You certainly won’t be needing it.

For the rest of us, what we will eat and where we will get it is a weekly, if not daily, consideration. Endlessly circulating the […]

Gardening & Farming Lush urban garden on rooftop with highrises in background
The Best Tips for Starting a Small Urban Garden

Taking steps to live a more sustainable life has never been easier. People everywhere are no longer satisfied with planet-killing produce and are starting a movement to regain control of the food system. They are demanding to know where their food is grown and how it is produced. And in many cases, they are sticking […]

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10 Health Benefits of Spirulina

Food is medicine, and spirulina is no exception. Humanity has consumed spirulina for centuries (maybe as early as biblical times) and its many health benefits may even replace medications in time.
Nutrient dense food
If nothing else, spirulina is chock full of nutrients the body desperately needs. It’s about 60% protein and contains all essential […]

Food & Nutrition cod liver oil capsules tumbling out of a glass jar
How Cod Liver Oil Can Improve Your Health

If you look around the natural health community you are likely to see cod liver oil being recommended left and right. But what’s the big deal about it? Cod liver oil is an excellent supplement because it’s derived from real food (cod livers to be exact) and has tons of things our bodies need to […]

Gardening & Farming woman planting plants using mulch for no-till agriculture
No-till Farming for Healthier Soil and Lifestyles

Masanobu Fukuoka, the late Japanese farmer, developed a unique farming system he called “Natural Farming”. Trying to replicate what he saw in Nature, Fukuoka’s no till system allowed the soil to continually grow in fertility. Through the use of mulch and cover crops, this system effectively allows for continuous harvests of crop rotations, eliminates weeds […]

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Cheese Making: Easy Steps to Success

Long ago, a man lost to history decided to taste the curds formed from the spoiled milk he was storing in an animal bladder and serendipitously discovered the wonder that is cheese. He must have known he was onto something good, as today there are hundreds of varieties of cheese enjoyed all around the world. […]

Food & Nutrition loaf and slice of freshly bakes sourdough bread with knife
How to Capture Wild Yeasts for A Sourdough Starter

Forget needing to be sliced! Frankly, the best invention of all time might just be bread itself.

We can only imagine how the first people that stumbled upon this chemical interaction felt when their lumpy dough transformed into an air-filled, yeasty loaf of fragrant bread. Today we take the magic of yeast almost for granted […]

Food & Nutrition bowl of soybeans and bowl of tofu cut into cubes with a pair of chopsticks
The Incredible Health Benefits Of Eating Tofu

There’s no question that protein is an essential part of a healthy diet. However, for those that avoid meat and animal products because of their negative environmental impacts, what are they supposed to eat instead? Is there a healthy, tasty protein option available for them?

If your immediate answer is tofu, you are exactly right. […]

Food & Nutrition sliced turmeric root and powdered turmeric on a wooden spoon
The Health Benefits Of Growing And Eating Turmeric

Turmeric is a root that grows well in tropical climates and is the main ingredient in the Indian spice curry. What few people know is that turmeric is also one of the best all-around natural medicines that can be found. Turmeric can be used topically for skin related health issues or ingested for a wide […]

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