by Carol Dreibelbis
Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2014 explores the role of ethical capitalism in the quest for sustainable economies...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Time to put true ethics back into the business of food.
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Incensed and insulted, five of the most respected and influential, veteran Certified Organic farmers in the nation have sent the CEO of Whole Foods Market a letter [Updated 6-23 with more signatures] calling the company’s new “Responsibly Grown” produce marketing scheme “onerous and expensive” and stating that it devalues the Certified Organic label.
The signatories come from California and Pennsylvania. They, along with many other growers around the country who felt unable to speak on the record for fear of risking their livelihoods as Whole Foods suppliers...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Whole foods practices come under fire. Cornucopia Institute weighs in.
by Cheryl Tallman
A simple way to begin introducing Thai flavor to your baby is by adding coconut milk in homemade baby food. As with any new food, follow the "one at time" rule - and introduce just one new food over a 2-3 day period. This will help you identify a culprit food in the event of an allergic reaction...
by Bret Glass, MA
Scratching behavior for cats is a natural form of self-expression that satisfies multiple needs associated with health and well-being. Scratching provides a natural manicure that strips the outer sheath, or layer of the claw, for hygienic purposes; allows stretching of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons for health and vitality...
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Almost half of all pet cats in the United States are declawed. Bret Glass offers a fabulous fortress, education and alternative resources to help cats keep their claws. Join Bret's Go Pro-Paw Movement, or add a suggestion for 100 ways to keep from declawing your cat.
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by Debby Raable, RHN
Respected holistic health authors Hulda Clark (The Cure for All Diseases) and Sally Fallon (Nourishing Traditions and President of the Weston A. Price Foundation) would have us believe that soy is dangerous and should be avoided. Others claim that the legume is the ultimate health food due to its potent cancer-fighting phytoestrogens. Who should we believe?...
Editor's Note: Debby Raabel’s well-researched article answers many of the questions you may have about soy products.
by Kelly Robinson
The magical cauldron of hot soups, broths and stocks on a cold night – and chicken soup (or miso) to “cure what ails you” – is what most of us have in our minds when we think of soups. But when it is 90 degrees in the shade, a cold soup might be just the healing choice. The healing value of soup includes weight loss – statistics show that if you eat a bowl of soup at least once a day you are more likely to lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don’t eat soup – and detoxification, as a liquid, soup is already helping you flush waste from your body. It also helps replenish your body with essential minerals. With the fruits and vegetables available now at our farmers markets and in our gardens, why not try a few super cool soups?...
by Bobbie Lyons
In the dog world, flexibility training is often overlooked. Flexibility allows for better range of motion which can aid in reducing the risk of injury and improve overall performance. Stretching your dog’s muscles also improves circulation of water and nutrients throughout the body and promotes relaxation. In addition, stretching is an integral part of muscle growth...
Editor´s Note from Cathy Alinovi: We've all learned since we were kids that stretching and exercise go together. Flexibility improves strength, allowing the muscles more length over which to contract. The same is true of the canine athlete.
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