from WorldWatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet
Inadequate management of human waste is a dire problem in much of the developing world. Swelling urban populations can make matters worse by exposing increasingly dense populations to illnesses carried by human waste...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: A Surprising "Human" Way to Replace Inorganic Fertilizers.
Reading food labels can be a challenge, especially when trying to make choices to support a more sustainable food system. Food and nutrition labels around the world can include a lot of information, and not all of it is easy to decipher...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: So many things to read on our food. What does it mean to be organic? What do the ingrediants have to list? GMO, Food Sustainability, and more. Here's a list of how to wade through what should be on the food we buy.
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Animals & Pets
Interviewed by Susan Lutz, ATH Editor of Organic Living
Pregnancy can offer challenges on the organic path - from finding time and energy to shop and cook, to managing health and stress and of course, ultimately the birth. Lauren, author of Ginger is the New Pink: My journey towards healing with vegan whole foods, and editor at Crazysexylife.com returns to All Things Healing to share some of her experiences of keeping up with a healthy life for her and her baby on the way...
by Lou Harvey-Zahra
The earth – helped by her two friends, the warm sunshine and tickling rain – grows the food that we eat to stay alive. The earth looks after us and we need to look after her. The earth is our home and holds treasures of life: plants, insects and animals! Our own garden is a wonderful and amazing place...
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Lou states in Part 1 of her article, "As parents we need to ask the question: 'What legacy are we leaving for our children?' 'What about our children’s children?' No longer can companies and governments clear old growth rainforests, dredge the seas of all life, and pump toxic waste into our water ways, without a cry of 'no!' from protesters and protectors of our planet for the future generations." Again, in Part 2 she provides great ideas on becoming green and living a more sustainable life.
Family & Parenting
by Ian Lawton
If you are what you eat, you should definitely avoid chopped liver, waffles and all forms of nuts. Yet we are... what we eat, just as we are what we think. We eat our choices, we live our intentions, and we create our futures with each thought, word and meal...
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: Love this article. Mindfully eating and gratitude can bring so much more to the table.
by Rachel Venokur-Clark, Green Options
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Minerals are essential for optimum health. Due to the Standard American Diet, many of us are lacking in these vital nutrients. Eating too many processed foods or foods grown in mineral-depleted soils can result in a lack of minerals in the body which can lead to an onslaught of health problems as well as food cravings. Minerals help to regulate a variety of processes in the body including helping to create enzymes, hormones, skeletal bones, skeletal tissues, teeth and fluids.
by Nadya Andreeva
1 out of every 3 people experiences some sort of digestive unease on a daily basis. It ranges from an unpleasant heavy feeling, to bloating, to heartburn, to acid reflux, pain, gas, constipation, or diarrhea, burping or distension. None of these are pleasant...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: In Ayurveda, a happy belly means a long, healthy life. Keeping our digestive fire, agni, strong throughout the year will help with immunity, rejuvenation and detoxification. Agni is one of the most important concepts in Ayurveda. If agni is high, then it can properly digest food, emotions and negative energy to keep the 3 doshas in check. Use your food as medicine to kindle agni. Focus on these carminitive spices and how they balance your doshas for strong agni and a well-rounded constitution. Namaste
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