ORGANIC LIVING

What is Organic Living? Explore the benefits of all facets of organic living from farming, gardening, organic foods, clothing and products...the total organic lifestyle. Explore the benefits of healthy organic living from farming, gardening, clothing & products with healthy living articles from All Things Healing. Learn more about healthy organic living tips by visiting us online today!

What is Organic Living
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ATH Editor of Organic Living. Susan has practiced organic living and gardening for almost 30 years. She credits a whole, organic lifestyle to dramatic healing results in the health of h...
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Susan Lutz
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Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Tea is much more than plopping a bag in cup and adding hot water. To get the whole benefits, watch this video to enhance a greater appreciation for the ritual and love of making tea.

 

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by Kris Bovay

Organic foods are one of a number of healthy food trends that is developing into a longer term commitment to healthier farming practices, and healthier food. It is not only that organic food is healthier to eat; it is also healthier for the environment...

 

Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Trends of foods and diet come and go. The Blood Type diet and the Aitkens Diet, for example, all made headlines? Is organic food just a trend? When all is read and said and done, I have a feeling organic might become the norm instead the "other" crop.

 

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Interviewed by Susan Lutz,
ATH Co-Editor of Organic Living

Organic is an important ingredient in my son's life. life. Born with Down sydrome, he is an extra sensitive digestive system. I try to keep the use and exposure of conventional, non-organic food and subtances out of our diet and reach. Though very challenging to have every bite of food that goes into his mouth be organic, I try to buy as much local and organic as possible...

 

 

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from the Organic Consumers Association

Monsanto invented the herbicide glyphosate and brought it to market under the trade name Roundup in 1974, after DDT was banned. But it wasn’t until the late 1990s that the use of Roundup surged, thanks to Monsanto's ingenious marketing strategy...


Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: What is it about Roundup from Monsanto that makes people sick?. Here is a round up from the Organic Consumer's Association of what effects can be caused by the pesticide.

 

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Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Looking for something special to kick off Valentine's Day? Think smoothie. Now, that's a smooth start to a love-filled day.

 

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from FoodTank

Soil is vital to the health of both people and the planet. Unfortunately, it is often the most overlooked of all agricultural inputs. The U.N. General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS) to increase awareness and understanding of the many important roles of soil...


Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: The soil; it's all about the soil. Where we plant our seeds determines how we live. It is a rule that runs literally and metaphorically in our crops, our lives, and our intentions. Without a solid foundation, what can grow? Well?

 

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by Max Goldberg

Just when you thought that GMOs, as we know them today, were bad enough, get ready for something potentially worse to deal with...

 

Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: The intensity of the GMO battles goes to another level. Finding to alter crops that also beats sidesteps regulations, gains ground by companies determined to create genetically modified products.

 

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by Molly A. Brock

Organic raw kale is a cruciferous vegetable, belonging to the mustard family. It is high in calcium and contains forty three percent of the daily recommended servings of protein at dry weight. Organic raw kale provides long lasting energy to sustain you throughout the day...

 

Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Absolutely one of my most favorite foods. Never get enough of this green, loaded super-food.

 

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Inteviewed by Susan Lutz,
ATH Editor of Organic Living

1. What is the mission of Equal Exchange?


To build long term trade relationships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers, and to demonstrate through our success, the contribution of worker cooperatives and fair trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world...


Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Equal Exchange is a model for fair trade, dedicated to bringing consumerism to a new level of consciousness. The socially minded organization carved out to bring a new level of consciousness to connect the consumer with the farmers who bring the crops to the table. Equal Exchange is a model for fair trade. Rob Everts, co-president of Equal Exchange, answers a few questions for Allthingshealing about the mission of Equal Exchange and how it is working to recognize the deep social and moral connection we have with our production and consumption of food.

 

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by Theresa Reel

More people are looking into growing their own food. There are a few reasons this is becoming a real consideration for more folks each year...


Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Consider growing organic with aquaponics - an accessible alternative that can bring organic to your table.

 

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by Laura Reynolds

Despite the growing worldwide demand for organic food, clothing, and other products, the area of land certified as organic still makes up just 0.9 percent of global agricultural land...

 

Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: The benefits of organic farming have been proven. Yet, the amount of land dedicated to organic practices lags behind worldwide. As the demand grows, we search for ways to increase the  way to produce organic.

 

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Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Got soggy lettuce? Droopy kale? Check out these tips to keep veggies crisp and fruit fresh, longer.

 

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Equal Exchange Powers Coffee to New Level: An Interview with Co-President Rob Everts

Interviewed by Susan Lutz, ATH Co-Editor of Organic Living

1. What is the mission of Equal Exchange?

To build long term trade relationships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers, and to demonstrate through our success, the contribution of worker cooperatives and fair trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world...

 

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