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Animals & Pets
by Nita Bishop, ND
FDA rules dictate that every product must be labeled as either a FOOD or a SUPPLEMENT but NOT both. The FDA position is that it is impossible for any one product to both heal and feed you.
Every Naturopathic physician knows this is simply not true. We have been using carefully selected foods as effective medicines for over 100 years. There is no quackery here...
by Laura Fenamore
I was a compulsive eater out of my mother’s womb. The youngest of eight children in an abusive home, I was born knowing that the world was definitely not safe for me. I used food to feel safe. It was that simple. I could not stop eating. When I was not eating, I was thinking about food...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: In this article Laura introduces you to Yum Yum Dishes. They are bowls, plates, etc that help you maintain food portion control simply because of their size (AND great design). You fill them with your meal/snack and eat in moderation... when the dish is empty so is the Yum Yum.
Exercise & Fitness
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: You've seen your kids, or your neighbors' kids, you've seen bulldogs - now - Mick the Cat! Skateboarder Extraordinaire. Doesn't that look fun?
Animals & Pets
by Andrea Beaman, HHC
It seems almost all cultures around the world have used some type of pickle or other fermented food; in Japan they ate takuan and oshinko pickles, and umeboshi plums; China is famous for it’s kimchee (Kimchi); throughout Europe, dill, sour and garlic pickles were the flavor; in Germany it was sauerkraut; Russian people ate kefir, pickled cabbage and beets; and people in the Mediterranean dined on olives and yogurt...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Every culture around the world eats some form of fermented food to help aid in digestion. Unfortunately, today in our fast paced world, many people have walked away from these traditions. Andrea Beaman talks about the benefits of fermented foods and provides us with a very easy recipe to make our own.
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 from Cathy Alinovi: Shocking but possible, meat and bone meal does not tell the consumer what species are included. It really can include rendered pets from animal shelters.
Animals & Pets
by Beverly Bell
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
Today, Native communities throughout the US are reclaiming and reviving land, water, seeds and traditional food and farming practices, thereby putting the culture back in agriculture and agriculture back in local hands...
Editor´s Note: Native communities have always considered themselves "land based people" and have a passionate history protecting their agricultural heritage. This article reveals how they continue their efforts involving buffalo herds, seed saving exchanges and agricultural programs, reviving land, water and seeds. Read how local tribes throughout the United States strive to develop sustainable programs, maintaining biodiversity and renewing sacredness between land and people.
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