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Dr. Oz: Organic is “Elitist” & “not much difference” Between Grassfed & Feedlot Beef

There are sources from all over that seem to want to bad-mouth and discredit the importance of eating sustainable, organic food. It seems perplexing as to why anyone would want to do this, but some of the biggest motivators against the sustainable food movement are big, powerful corporations selling toxic foods that don’t want this […]

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What I Think of Meatless Mondays

The term “Meatless Mondays” has become synonymous in health communities with “going green” and having a lesser impact on the environment, and its supposed positive effect on human health. You’ll see this highly marketed term used in many places, and especially where vegetarian diets are promoted.  While I’m not necessarily being critical of vegetarian diets, […]

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1 in 4 Meat Packages Tainted with Pathogenic Bacteria

Tainted meat is available everywhere…grocery stores, restaurants, schools, hospitals, prisons…you name it. And it’s all over the news this week and last week – NY Times, NPR, Food Safety News, Sauk Valley News, The News Tribune, Daily Finance,  Bellingham Herald, and many others. And you know when mainstream news outlets start reporting news items like […]

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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 […]

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How to Get More Calcium in Your Diet

You may hear from your doctor or health practitioner that you should take a calcium supplement or drink fortified, low-fat milk or other dairy products for good bone health.  For as long as I can remember, many people l know talk about taking these supplements and eating those types of foods so they can avoid […]

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How Digestion Affects Health

How much does digestion affect health? The truth is, it has a profound impact on how well you feel and how everything in your body functions. Everything you consume will ultimately have an effect on your well-being. Throughout the history of time, sage practitioners and health professional have understood that a healthy gut supports our […]

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What Are Traditional Foods?

You may hear the term traditional foods and wonder, “what exactly does that mean?” When you think about traditional foods, do you think about hunter-gatherers of long ago? They did everything by hand and from scratch. Or do you think about the pioneers living out on the prairie or edge of the forest who began […]

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14 Ways To Eliminate Sugar Cravings

Do you ever stop and think about how much sugar you consume each day? It may be more than you think.  Sugar cravings are usually a sign of poor eating habits. The more sugar and refined carbohydrates you consume, the more you’ll crave. One of the reasons we have so much trouble with sugar is […]

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Locavore's Shopping Tour – Local Farms, Local Food

As all good supporters of local agriculture should, I have relationships with a number of great local farmers whom I trust and believe are using sound farming practices. The backbone of our sustainable food system is local, sustainable farms, so I wanted to showcase some of the great food growers and farms around my local […]

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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Food! And Other Atrocities

Somehow I am continually astounded at the depths companies will plunge to in order to make a buck. The other night I was watching the news with my husband and the station played an ad for “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!” I know all about this product, but it still irritated me to no […]