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Whole Foods, et al, Grant Blessing of GMO Alfalfa to Monsanto

I’d say this is the straw that broke the camel’s back…but I dare not, because I know this is only the beginning. Whole Foods, leader of natural grocery stores nationwide, and other industry leaders in “organic” foods Organic Valley and Stonyfield Farm relented under mounting pressure from all angles Thursday, and gave their approval for […]

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What is Fluoride Doing To Your Health?

Ever since I was a child fluoride has been heralded as the  messiah to save teeth from cavities and decay.  In the 70s, I remember my parents taking me to get fluoride treatments at the dentist. And several times at the elementary school I attended, a dental hygienist visited who required us to chew red […]

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The Forgotten Craft of Rendering Lard

When I first heard the term “render lard”, I can’t tell you how many visions of difficulty swelled up in my head. I imagined a long, labor-intensive process that would leave me frustrated and my kitchen a mess, stinking of pork. What was surprising to learn is that none of those things happened. I didn’t […]

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On Microwaves and Cooking Convenience

Do you use a microwave in your kitchen? People have used these devices since the 1970s, and they have become a  hallmark of convenience in modern life. But the truth is, as with many modern advents to make our lives easier, we are paying a high price with our health for using these types of […]

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Charlie’s Story – From A Mother’s Heart

If you are a parent who has vaccinated or are considering vaccination, please read this heart-felt story from one of my readers and friends from Facebook, Vicki and her son Charlie (residents of the UK). This story is a follow-up to the post about Dr. Wakefield and the MMR vaccine from Monday, and I wanted […]

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Dr. Wakefield and the MMR Vaccine “Scandal”

It has been stated over and over again in pro-vaccine communities that Dr. Wakefield and his colleagues claimed there to be a direct “connection” to the MMR and autism. But the truth is, never was there an outward statement by any of these doctors that MMR was the cause of autism. After research in 1998, […]

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A Visit To Green Pasture Products, Home Of Fermented Cod Liver Oil

What happens when you have a whirlwind trip to the heart of Nebraska farmland for the weekend? A lot, actually. On August 6th, 2010, my family and I flew to Grand Island, Nebraska to be picked up by David Wetzel, owner and CEO of Green Pasture Products, manufacturer of fermented cod liver oil. Our trip […]

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Most-Read Posts of 2010 & Sustainable Goals for 2011

I’m not a person who has ever been very quick to prepare new year’s resolutions and follow them, but not because I lack motivation, desire to improve, or good ideas. I’ve just always thought to myself: “why wait until the new year to make plans? Why not make goals when it’s appropriate and timely rather […]

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12 Smart Ways to Go Sustainable In the New Year

Have you been thinking about going sustainable and reducing waste? Well, what are you waiting for? There are many ways to do it. From changing foods in your diet to exchanging items you commonly use every day in your home or place of business, there are endless ways to make your living environments less toxic […]