In the last couple of decades, the local food movement has gone from a fringe movement to a major player in the national food industry. Almost every major urban center around the country has several farmers markets, community supported agricultural programs and other innovative ways to bring farmers and consumers closer together. The local food […]
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When it comes to health, few topics are as confusing as dairy. According to some experts, milk and cheese are wonder foods that will build up your bones and keep you glowing. But turn your eyes to other studies and all you’ll see are statistics about increased cancer rates and even more bone damage than […]
Are you overwhelmed by the cleaning aisle of the grocery store? Do you find it disconcerting to look through the hundreds of products that all claim to be the absolute best? If your mind while shopping feels as chaotic as your crowded cleaning closet, it’s time to make a change.
As it turns out, there […]
Does old-fashioned medicine make you cringe? Control your gag reflex if you must, because it turns out our ancestors knew what they were doing when it came to home remedies. Old timey medical solutions might be out of favor now, but the benefits many of them can provide for your body are hard to overstate. […]
The world runs on caffeine, at least first thing in the morning. If you’re like most westerners, getting a personal IV to drip your morning coffee right into your bloodstream isn’t totally out of the realm of possibilities. It might be hard to believe, but a good portion of the world wakes up perfectly fine […]
No matter what sort of low sodium diet you choose to follow, it’s truly impossible to live without salt. This simple substance is essential for your daily body functioning. Going without much salt for even a few weeks can cause you to develop hyponatremia, a condition that occurs when you don’t have enough salt in […]
There’s no better place in the world for green tea than in Japan. In fact, about 99.9% of the country’s tea is green- and just about everyone drinks at least a cup each day. Take just one sip of a well crafted Japanese green tea and you’ll soon understand why. Best of all, there are […]
Pucker up! The tangy taste of apple cider vinegar is better for your body than you know. Long used as a probiotic-filled wellness tonic and all-purpose cleaner, apple cider vinegar is surging in popularity as a natural alternative to other, chemical laden products on the market today. If you’ve been noticing that apple cider vinegar […]
If you want to try your hand at gardening but don’t have the outdoor space to commit to a real garden, a smart solution is to grow some micro-greens. Once you get a crop going, you’ll be amazed at the multitude of uses you can find for this tasty, versatile garden plant.
What are Microgreens […]
You probably equate sulfur with the rather unpleasant smell of rotten eggs. Why would anyone want to add organic sulfur crystals to your dietary regime? Turns out that organic sulfur crystals aren’t a medicine or dietary supplement, but rather a natural nutrient that our bodies need to function in a healthy manner.
While we used […]