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Healthy Living Real Food

My Story – Why I Made A Lifestyle Switch To Traditional Foods

This is the story of the life I spent eating processed foods and paying little attention to my health and body. I was always a small-boned, petite person. It seemed as though I could just go on forever, eating whatever I wanted. After all, my parents were small people, had no visible health problems, and […]

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Green Living

Solar Water Heaters – An Introduction To Solar

The idea of solar power is nothing new. When most people think of solar they imagine a costly and exotic set of solar panels. At around $15,000 (including professional installation) for a family of four, a modern, and efficient photovoltaic (PV) system is similar in cost to an inexpensive car. But as your vehicle sits […]

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Healthy Living Real Food

Is Reactive Medicine Cheaper than Prevention?

Photo credit – Michelle Lanter Are you in the habit of eating poorly and then taking medications regularly when you become sick? If so, you may want to consider what you spend on medications, insurance premiums, and low-quality food versus preventative care and good quality food. In the long run, preventative care can save you […]

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Healthy Living Real Food

Saving Money On Your Organic Life

Who says organic isn’t affordable? Would you like to save money on organic products you buy? There are various merchants who provide online coupons for these healthy foods. Here are just a few: Organic Valley Stonyfield Farm Organic Coupons – variety of merchants who sell organic food and household items Brown Cow Farm Earthbound Farm […]

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Real Food Recipes

Strawberry-Frosted Coconut Flour Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes on Valentine’s Day this year for my son and his friends. The results were fantastic and everyone loved them. It was the first time I had baked with coconut flour, and I realized how many possibilities there were from this wonderful, nutritious substance. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of organic coconut flour, sifted […]

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Green Living Healthy Living Kids & Family Real Food

20 Ways to Embrace and Perfect Your Home-Keeping Skills

People underestimate the power and importance of good home-keeping. Home-keeping is an amazing lost art that can save a great deal of time and money, and should be viewed as an excellent way to help you maintain your health as well as preserve the environment. Key factors in smart home-keeping include using minimal resources, healthy […]

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Healthy Living Real Food Recipes

Fancy Spring-Time Chicken Salad

This is not your average salad! When my husband made this the other day, I was awed by how beautiful it was and full of color. I was even more delighted to find out that it is crunchy, sweet, savory, and satisfying. This salad combines the best of juicy chicken, blue cheese, nuts, tomatoes, and […]

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Activism Kids & Family Real Food

Disturbed About What Your Kids Are Eating In School?

Almost one year after the beginning of our quest to improve school lunches and children’s health, we are ramping up for our meeting with the school district in our city (Boise, Idaho on June 17th, 2009). We want to bring the school lunch initiative to the forefront of our citizens’ consciousness, both locally and to […]

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Activism Kids & Family Real Food

Hormones in the Milk – Do You Know What Your Kids are Drinking?

This e-mail came to my box tonight, and I could not help but want to pass this information on to others. School lunch issues are items I feel very strongly about, and have been working on in my own city for the last 11 months. We brought Two Angry Moms to Boise last October, and […]

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Healthy Living Real Food

Are You Nutritionally Fit?

So much emphasis is placed in our society on being physically fit, staying active, and exercising – and so little is mentioned about eating truly healthy foods – whole and traditional foods – to support your physical and mental condition. So what is eating healthy? There are a bevy of ideas about what’s healthy to […]