Reasons Why We Should Ditch Microwave Ovens

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Most mainstream MDs may agree that direct contact with microwave radiation causes health problems. But they can’t make the cancer causing connection to the food from microwave ovens. Hans Hertel, a Swiss researcher conducted his own study on the consequences of microwaving on food and how that mutant food from microwave cooking provides carcinogens and […]

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14 Facts About Organic You Need to Know

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Many people don’t know the true meaning of the word “organic.” Some take it to mean natural, pesticide-free and local. Others take it to mean certified to the utmost degree. Here’s what it means to the United States Department of Agriculture, and for our purposes, the REAL definition of organic: Organic is a labeling term […]

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How Long Does Food Last?

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Do you adhere to the expiration date on food packages? Did you  know that “printed food dates are not federally regulated and do not refer to food safety.”? So, it is usually safe to eat your “expired” food after it is printed date has passed. Whaa??? Yes, it’s true. You should check the dates of […]

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How to kick your sugar addiction for life

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Do you crave sugar? I don’t mean, the white powdery stuff pictured above (well, that too), but typical foods that include heaps of sugar, like cakes and cookies. Or Starbuck’s Grande (16 oz) Double Chocolaty Chip Créme Frappauccino with Blended Créme that has a whopping 52g of added sugar? Oh, you eat healthy, eh? Then, […]

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Organic Foods Being Bought Out by Big Foods. What Can We Do?

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If you haven’t heard yet, Applegate is reportedly being bought out by Hormel, an Anti-GMO labeling company. This is not the first time a small organic company is being swallowed up big good giants. Annie’s, Lara Bars, Burt’s Bees, and now one of my favorites Applegate. But what can you do to avoid supporting these […]

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Why You May Not Want a Side of Glyphosate On Your Plate and How to Avoid it

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By now you’ve heard about Monsanto and its deceiving practices of using genetically engineered seeds that can withstand their pesticides. Sounds like a nice way to monopolize the agricultural industry, doesn’t it? Invent lethal pesticides and then, invent seeds that can resist those pesticides for profit, in the name of feeding the overpopulated planet. Well, […]

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Healthy Eating – There’s an App for That

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  A little while back I shared with you EWG’s Skin Deep App that allows you to scan product barcodes in the store and get safety rating information on the spot.  Well EWG has another awesome app available for both iPhone and Android phones – it s called Food Scores. With the Food Scores app you […]

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How To Eat Organic On A Budget – Food Babe

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Every year, I try to make small changes in my eating and shopping habits.  Buying organic isn’t always the cheapest route, especially when you have a strict budget you are trying to adhere to.   Vani of Food Babe wrote this awesome post on How to Each Organic on a Budget. Not only does she […]

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Mustard Seeds and Tumeric

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It saddens me to notice a spice rack collecting dust in a kitchen. For thousands of years, in cultures across the world, spices are not only a yummy addition to everyday meals, but also aid in our digestive capabilities and can help cure and regulate the body in a variety of ways.   Mustard seeds […]

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