EWG (Environmental Working Group) released its 2018 Dirty Dozen guide. They report that 70% of non organic produce test positive for at least 1 pesticide. The USDA found a total of 178 different pesticides and pesticide breakdown products on the thousands of produce samples it analyzed. The pesticides persisted on fruits and vegetables even … Continue reading Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce
For many of us, coffee has become a ritual. Coffee has been named a superfood and more recently in the news, a carcinogen. Whatever you believe about coffee, the truth is that the high caffeine content can lead to negative health outcomes overtime. A regular cup of coffee often has around 100 milligrams of caffeine, … Continue reading Caffeine Addicted?
Today everyone is talking about sustainability, reducing waste, and being greener. Together, we can keep the momentum going throughout the whole year! Below are a few tips for reducing your carbon footprint. Have Google meal nights Instead of going to the store and buying more food for dinner, choose a few food items that you … Continue reading Earth Day
Spring is a time for renewal and rejuvenation. Our ancestors used this time to eat cleansing foods to get ready for the hot summer weather. Nature provides foods such as sprouts, berries, leafy greens, asparagus, chard, and dandelion greens to help enhance the body’s natural detoxing processes. During this time it is also important to … Continue reading Refresh Your Body and Mind with Spring Foods
If you have never grown your own food, now is your chance!! Growing your own produce is a great way to add fruits, vegetables, and healing and flavorful herbs to your meals. It doesn’t take much, just a small container of herbs in your kitchen is a great start. Don’t worry, your garden doesn’t need … Continue reading Grow Your Own Food
As the weather changes so does the fresh produce. Spring is a great time to begin eating seasonally. When you buy produce that is out of season, it has to be shipped from around the world to get to you. As a result, factors such as the time, the distance, and the number of people … Continue reading Eating Seasonally is Easier on Your Wallet
In farmers’ markets around the country, signs of spring are all around. Make good use of the fresh, vibrant new vegetables and fruits!
3 Tips for natural allergy relief: To minimize exposure to allergens take these steps: Keep your car’s ventilation system on re-circulate. This will prevent some of the pollen from entering the vehicle. Some cars have a pollen filter. Make sure you change it before and after each pollen season. Change your in-home furnace filters to the HEPA … Continue reading Spring is Allergy Season
When the weather gets below freezing it is hard get motivated to stay physically active. I know, the couch always sounds much better me too. But, winter is the most important time to stay active and get outside! Staying active and getting natural sunlight will decrease your chances of winter weight gain and Seasonal Affective … Continue reading Get Moving!