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Mad Cow, E-Coli and Other Health Hazards Associated with Beef

The popularity of documentaries like Food, Inc. have helped bring food safety to the forefront and many are looking to decrease their exposure to illnesses and long term diseases. While diets consisting of meat are the most common in the U.S. outbreaks of illnesses, however small, are causing pause in thinking about what is healthy. Let’s take another look at Mad Cow Disease, E-Coli and other health hazards associated with beef and what changes can be made for increasing health and wellness.

Urban Air Pollution Increases Blood Pressure

There are many aspects of city life that are stressful.  From traffic to noise, urban residents encounter many situations each day that have the potential to raise their blood pressure.  Even if you live a calm, meditative municipal life, the very air you breathe is enough to raise your blood pressure, according to a new […]

May 17th

Why are Beans so Good for You?

Are beans a regular part of your diet? If you’re interested in improving your health and well being, they should be. Our ancestors could teach us a thing or two about healthy eating, many cultures have included beans as a staple in their diets for thousands of years. So why are beans so good for […]

June 27th

5 Health Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

I’m a coffee drinker, and I often feel guilty about my love for the bean when I hear about the benefits of green tea.  Green tea is the most popular tea drank worldwide, and in the last two decades, it has gained popularity in the west. Green tea undergoes the least amount of processing compared […]

June 22nd

Holistic Oral Care

Increasing evidence surrounding the potential human and environmental hazards of conventional dental techniques has sparked a flurry of alternatives within traditional dental practice.  Holistic dentistry promotes preventative oral care and maintenance, and an environmental commitment to reducing waste and using non-toxic materials. The holistic dentist eschews the use of mercury and silver-based amalgam fillings and […]

April 4th

Tips for Packing a Nutritious, Waste-Free Lunch

Have you ever dropped into the school lunchroom to see what “lunch” means at your child’s school? If he or she attends a typical American school, you’ll likely see less-than-nutritious lunches made up of prepackaged, single-serve items and foods wrapped in disposable baggies, tin foil, and plastic wrap. You’ll see trash cans packed with trash, […]

January 22nd

Fresh Fish and Sustainable Seafood

By staying informed and making knowledgeable choices about the fish you consume, you can enjoy the numerous health benefits of eating sustainable fish and seafood, while ensuring that marine life will flourish and continue to be around for future generations. Current studies on the perilous state of the world’s ocean life reveal grim results: Marine […]

December 17th

Organic Milk, Freshness Guaranteed

Throughout the world, what enjoys a pure and wholesome image as the basic, life-sustaining nourishment needed from the time of infancy?  Milk, of course! And the dairy industry goes to great lengths to promote milk as an essential and complete food for those of all ages.  The average American consumes over 550 pounds of dairy […]

December 17th

Green Remodeling with Eco Friendly Paint

Looking for a way to make your house beautiful?  There are many ways to update an old home, but whether you’re tearing down walls or just adding a little color, one thing you’ll definitely need is paint. Virtually hundreds of paint choices fill the shelves of your local hardware store, so selecting a healthy, dependable, […]

December 17th

The Benefits of Eating Organic Whole Foods

Organic whole foods are foods that are unrefined/unprocessed completely or processed and refined as little as possible.  Examples of organic whole foods are unpolished organic grains, organically grown produce, and non-homogenized milk.  Most often you can find organic whole foods at Farmer’s Markets because much organic produce and many other whole organic foods have a […]

October 12th