Can Organic Foods Really Improve My Health?

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Yes. Consumption of organically grown food is a great way to reduce your exposure to contaminants commonly found in foods that have been grown using conventional agricultural practices. These contaminants may include not only pesticides – many of which have been classified as potential cancer-causing agents – but also heavy metals such as lead and […]

“The Clean 15″ – 15 Foods That Don’t Need to Be Organic

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Kick your healthy new year off with good news about some of your favorite conventional fruits and vegetables! When you hit the grocery store this week be sure to fill your shopping cart with nutrient dense “power produce.” Read all about it: The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Shoppers Guide to Pesticides discusses fruits and vegetables that are […]

Greener By The Minute: Eco-Friendly Alternatives You’ve Never Thought Of

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A Green Ending Green funerals don’t just mean a woodland burial. Very few people actually know about the green alternatives to steel or hardwood coffins. May private funeral homes present green alternatives to traditional coffins, including wicker caskets and shrouds. Currently, 89 percent of coffins sold are made of chipboard that is manufactured using formaldehyde. […]

Types Of Food Poisoning To Watch Out For

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Most of us choose to eat what tastes good to our personal palates, but too often our choices promote neither health nor well-being. A decade ago when the National Consumers League asked its members if they had once been a victim of food poisoning, 44 percent responded yes. And its only gotten worse. Even foods […]

Berry Of The Week: Blackberries

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Blackberries are so juicy and delicious you just have to add them to your favorite summer fruit salad! This week we’re giving you some of the blackberry’s rich history, recipes to make your mouth water, and all of the fabulous nutritional benefits of shoving your face with this black berry. Enjoy! History of Blackberries Blackberries […]

Berry Of The Week: Blueberries

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Whenever I think of blueberries, I think of them as my mother’s favorite fruit. These small, blue berries are an amazing little fruit that contain many health benefits. The history of blueberries is as rich as the taste, so dive into a bowl of blueberries on a warm, summer evening as you read all about […]

Berry Of The Week: Raspberries

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Last week we brought you all the yummy information on strawberries. This week, we’d love to introduce you to the facts on raspberries! These delicious little berries pack a punch in the health department and are a great summer treat. Dig in! History of Raspberries Raspberries weren’t always a fruit favorite. In fact, no one […]

Buying Organic Foods: Is it Worth It?

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Deciding whether or not to splurge on the cost of buying organic foods can be a confusing decision and if so, what should you buy organic? Well, there are now many studies that are confirming exactly what natural health practitioners have been so incensed about, which is the effect of pesticides being used in traditional […]

Get Your Man To Go Organic!

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Is the man in your life reluctant to eat organic food? Are you tired of nagging him to make the switch and obtaining no results? Well, here’s your argument: A new study has found that 80% of the pesticides tested — including many found as residue on foods — can make men less, well, manly. […]

Earth Talk: Ditch Toxic Flea Collars

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Despite improvements in recent years, pesticides in flea collars are still harmful to pets and humans. Are there ways to minimize fleas without resorting to chemical concoctions? And is anything being done to ban these dangerous products from store shelves? Americans spend some $1 billion each year on products designed to combat fleas. Many of […]