by Lynn Colwell & Corey Colwell-Lipson
Summer’s long over. School is back in session. And that means Halloween is knocking at your door.
We thought that in addition to reminding you to check out GreenHalloween for ideas, we’d pass on some tips from our fellow green bloggers...
Editor´s Note: Whether it's using tea oil to preserve a pumpkin from molding or avoiding lead in Halloween candy, authors of "Celebrate Green" Lynn Colwell and daughter Corey Colwell-Lipson have summoned top bloggers that are in the know for a green Halloween.
by Carol Whitaker
Portion control is essential to master for a health and wellness. I'm often asked what to eat to lose weight and build muscle, my answer is always the same, to eat a small balanced meal every three hours to jump start the metabolism and balance blood sugar levels. Eating a small meal is just that - smaller portions...
Editor's Note: Let’s face it. The body loves lighter, healthy food. Carol Whitaker highlights how to eat less in her article with helpful tools incorporated into daily routines with portion control. With helpful tips on weight loss success, like closing the kitchen by 7PM, it’s easy to master goals and be rewarded with more energy, longevity and, of course, weight loss.
Editor's Note: Healthy supplements are all the rage these days lining healthy grocery shelves with powerful root blends, spice concoctions and herbal remedies. Why not perk up healthy dishes at home with true sources bringing together exotic flavors with potent healthy benefits? In this amazing video, Peter Bahlawanian, owner of Spice Station in Silver Lake, California, discusses how turmeric may prevent fungi to the brain, mentions how ginger can boost circulation and alerts how fenugreek could keep Viagra off the shelves.
by Anna Hunt
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
An abundance of research is being conducted to help answer the question: is meat safe for consumption? Many medical professionals are keen to understand how a person’s diet can help improve the health situation in North America, which seems to be ridden with epidemics such as cancer, autism and diabetes. The results of many of these efforts are leading a growing number of people to switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet...
Editor's Note: Anna Hunt, contributing writer for Waking Times discusses in detail the pros and cons of eating a vegetarian and vegan diet. What I find intriguing about the article is how calories play a crucial part in the vegetarian and vegan diet. Find out how to consume the right proteins and why vitamin B12 isn’t the shining star it has been poised to be.
by Kristin Wartman
"All natural." "Farm-fresh." "Cage-free." Thanks to phrases such as these, consumer confusion is common when it comes to understanding and buying food. The battle raging in California over the labeling of genetically modified foods illustrates just how much labels do indeed matter -- to consumers as well as to corporations...
Editor´s Note: Is organic food truly better for us? With current new studies revealing it doesn't matter to some, Kristin Wartman spells out why the term "organic" is becoming grayer by the day. Labeling food is a big deal these days. Large companies have spent over 25 million battling Prop. 37 in California to prevent labeling genetically modified foods. Is it time to bring a few more categories into our food supply?
by Deena Shanker
You’ve probably seen Nell Newman, even if you don’t know very much about her. Ever since she and a business partner founded Newman’s Own Organics as a division of Newman’s Own in 1993, the image of Newman and her father, Paul, dressed up in their best country gothic guises has appeared on the labels of everything from pretzels (their first product) to their signature Fig Newmans...
Editor´s Note: Nourishing is what Nell Newman, daughter of Paul Newman, does best and that is exactly what she has done with Newman’s Own Organics. Along with a business partner, Nell branched out from Newman’s Own in 1993 and has never looked back. Grist.org, an online magazine offering environmental news and commentaries, had the chance to interview Nell recently and discovered how amazing this down-to-earth food advocate truly is.
Editor´s Note: According to Michael Pollan, grocery shopping can be treacherous to one's environment if trying to eat healthy. Few consider the music, layout of the market or eye level items when strolling the aisles. Pollan highlights how to get around the processed aisles and reach for healthy alternatives while shopping.
by Rick D.
Cross-posted from EatLocalGrown.com
Leafy greens are one of the most nutritious, inexpensive and easy to cook real foods! They're also very tasty and one of the simpler things to cook. Leafy greens are available for a large part of the year in one form or another and are usually available at most farmers markets for great prices...
Editor's Note: Looking for the low down on leafy greens? Look no further. "All About Leafy Greens" not only provides a valuable list of the super nutritional garden gems, but also showcases powerful nutritional value plus presents ways to prepare the leafy plants. Whether it's tempering the bitterness of collard greens or just finding out how to opt for heathier choices with spinach and kale, this informative and thorough article reminds us all the importance of getting in our daily greens.
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