by Amelia Lathyrus
Organic gardens are not without some of the drawbacks that every garden has. One of these drawbacks are various kinds of pests...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: A few organic tips to keep the pesky pets out of your garden.
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Living as an organic part of our environment takes on a literal meaning as Mitchell Joachim, a leader in ecological design and urbanism, describes how we have the potential to live in homes and become like a tree that has been pleached - sucking carbon, a plus to the environment rather than a taking from it. In the future we may have the ability to choose from a veggie house or a house of meat. One must taste the video to believe it.
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: One of the most toxic professions is working in a beauty salon. The chemicals to dye, perm, and straighten hair are known to be highly dangerous. The owner of this salon took steps in every part of her business to go green, go organic. The health of her employees improved; and clients soon turned to prefer the natural way to go.
by Darla Graves Palmer
Do you love to taste word soup spilling over the moist lip of the kettle? Do you like yours thin and clear or thick and creamy?...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Be inspired to bring your own stream of consciousness to the world through this article on "Word Soup"!
Writing & Poetry Therapy
by Donna Gates
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), only 13% of mothers in the United States meet their recommendations for infant nutrition. What a woman eats and her health prior to conception affect both fetal development and breast milk...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Breast Feeding will benefit the child for a lifetime and can help prevent some of the devastating conditions adults are now facing. The once assumed choice for a child now has conditions and interference in becoming the way we first feed our children. Look at the benefits to consider. And even when the ability of breast feeding is not possible, there are very good recommendations to fill the child's need that surpasses the canned choices on the shelf.
by Beth Buczynski
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Environmentalists, sustainable agriculture advocate and farmers have all been stressing the same thing for years: Buy Organic. But earlier this week, a fiasco involving one of the largest organic cattle producers in the country proves that just looking for the ‘USDA Organic’ label won’t protect you from foods manufactured with questionable practices, pesticides, hormones, and other nasty stuff...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Labeling is a challenging task. As discovered with the USDA "Organic" labeling, what is printed on the label isn't always what we get. As market demand grows for organic products, there will be those that promote products falling short of organic standards.
by Susan Smith Jones, PhD
This is a continuation of a conversation with Susan Smith Jones and her holistic approach to these common conditions...
Editor's note from Sherri Carter: This is Part 2 of an interview with Susan Smith Jones, as she continues her discussion of the role food can play in either being the cause of, or help with the symptoms related to Depression, Anxiety and Stress. Many times the holidays include eating food which doesn't always support our health. Susan reminds us how to keep that in check at all times, not just during the holidays! See Part 1.
by Susan Smith Jones, PhD
Are depression and stress getting the best of you? If you answered yes, this information will help put you in the pink again...
Editor's note from Sherri Carter: This is Part 1 of an interview with Susan Smith Jones, highly respected professional and author for a Holistic and Integrative approach to wellness, she discusses the connected between Anxiety, Depression and food. This is great information to keep in mind- and implement- during the hectic, stressful holiday time!
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