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!

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Susan is a fim maker and writer living in Costa Rica. Her documentary film, The Coffee Dance, explores the environmental and emotional aspect the crop of coffee has woven into the ...
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Susan Lutz
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by Donna Gates

Gautam Dantas, an assistant professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and his colleagues recently published a paper showing that the friendly microbes in the intestinal tracts of healthy American children were found to have numerous antibiotic-resistant genes.

It turns out that with repeated exposure to antibiotic drugs, bacteria develop a genetic resistance to these drugs.
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Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Add a bit of prevention to your medicine chest. Boost your immune system the natural way.

 

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from www.WomensVoices.org

Today an alliance of health nonprofits and nurses associations issued a public letter to executives at Procter & Gamble, in an effort to pressure the corporation to reformulate its detergents, which were found to contain actionable levels of 1,4-dioxane under California law. The State of California’s Proposition 65 classifies 1,4-dioxane as a known human carcinogen...


Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: High levels of toxins exist in so many beauty products on the market. Nail polish is the next in a string of revelations that expose dangers to consumers by not only putting dangerous ingredients into their products, but also misleading consumers about contents.

 

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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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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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by Max Goldberg

With the continued popularity and importance of farmers markets around the country, it would seem logical that our government would put in place policies to protect these treasured institutions and the people who supply them the food.

 

Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: As the local market grows, the threat to its existence does too. Big business sees numbers in loosing market share; we see losing health, life, and the basic right to grow and eat local. Take a moment to read to find out how to TAKE ACTION.

 

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by Jessica Ray

This is a question I have asked myself a number of times and I finally have taken the time to find the answer. My understanding is that organic refers to how food is grown whereas natural refers to how food is made/produced or processed. Of course this is an over simplified definition so I'll break it down further...


Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: If it's "all natural" it's good for me? Right? Not so fast. Natural could mean loads of sugar. Natural could mean bleach. Natural could mean just about anything as regulation for the world natural doesn't exist. Sounds good on the package, but look twice. Organic means organic, which naturally means natural. There is a difference.

 

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from Cornucopia

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in one of the most heavily used herbicide in the world: Monsanto’s Roundup. The industry claims that Roundup is quite safe, but authors of a recent article in the scientific journal Entropy reach a very different conclusion...


Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: “Contrary to the current widely-held misconception that glyphosate is relatively harmless to humans, the available evidence shows thatglyphosate may rather be the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies.”  This quote should move us all to the read the following article and understand how deep and profound the poisons that we eat carry through so many foods, so many places we don't even think to look.

 

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by Susan Lutz,
ATH Co-Editor of Organic Living

Farms are handed down from generation to generation, at least until now. With the average age of a farmer climbing to near 60, who's going to run the farm? Many children, once thought a natural to take over farms, leave for the city life or other careers...

 

 

 

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Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Around the world, organic markets exists. Take a peek at the cool market in Thailand, which showcases some gorgeous greens.

 

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from FoodTank.org

A recent report by U.N. Women and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) links upholding women's land rights to the achievement of global food security and sustainable development...

 

Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Women the key to ending world hunger. The world is finally catching on.

 

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from FoodTank

This week, Food Tank is highlighting stories of hope, innovation, and success, in creating a better food system. From women’s land access in Chad and urban green spaces in Australia to chefs in the United Kingdom and the United States implementing local...

 

Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Get frustrated with food? Prices feel high? Contaminating practices won't stop? Have no idea what to eat any more? From Disco Soup to Edible Schoolyards to solar ovens, here are 101 Hopeful Food Facts to keep us thinking optimistically about the future

 

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from Cornucopia

It’s only natural to get swept up by the allure of products marketed as “natural.” We resonate with that term for a number of reasons: it implies pure, unadulterated goodness. It sounds comforting...

 

Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Natural sounds great. Who wouldn't like something natural? Yet the research shows natural might mean processed and straight from a factory to your table. Natural and Organic are not the same thing and might even be a step backward.

 

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Clothes for a Change

from Organic Consumers Association

Clothes for a Change is a global campaign to raise awareness about the negative health and environmental effects of conventional and genetically engineered cotton and the institutionalized exploitation of clothing sweatshops...

 

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