by Max Goldberg
On the first Wednesday of every other month, I have a column called Wednesdays at Whole Foods. It showcases the most interesting news, products, store events, and happenings at the company.
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Competition heats up for the organic market share. Whole Foods offers delivery by teaming up with Instacart. You can even get it in one-hour!
by Alex Duncan PhD
“Ama” means partially or undigested food. Ama can cause toxic residue to build up in the gut. This residue harms the gut and can infiltrate and harm the body and its organs, contributing to many different chronic disease conditions...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: With the change to Vata season, many toxins begins to accumulate in the body and mind that will need to be purged. In Ayurveda, these toxins are called "ama" and stem from undigeted food along with unprocessed environmental hazards that are not eliminated by adequate agni. Vaidya Alex Duncan discusses ama, its sources and its accumulation. Namaste
by Laura Klein
"Just one 320-acre farm going organic equals 117 cars taken off of the road or 1,462,500 miles not driven!" That's the conclusion of Chris Hill and Greg Bowman, contributors to the Rodale Institute's NewFarm.org website which has been heavily involved in researching the impacts of conventional and organic farming...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Choosing organic has a deeper effect on our life than just healthy living. It has a gentler impact on our use of the planet's resources and leaves a smaller footprint behind. Choosing organic has a deeper effect on our life than just healthy living. It has a gentler impact on our use of the planet's resources and leaves a smaller footprint behind.
by Susan Lutz
ATH Editor of Organic Living
At times, I pile the bags of food in my car after spending a boatload of money and feel lost. With all my research and knowledge of the world of organics, I should radiate confidence. Instead, I doubt my choices and wonder if I even make a difference in what I feed my family...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Buying food can be a confusing experience. Finding peace with our daily food choices was a mission I dove into to keep food on the table and peace in my mind.
by from Cornucopia
A new report, Culture Wars: How the Food Giants Turned Yogurt, a Health Food, into Junk Food,issued by The Cornucopia Institute, accuses Dannon, Yoplait, Chobani and other major marketers of misleading parents, who are looking for healthier foods for their families, into purchasing yogurts loaded with sugar and containing a myriad of questionably safe artificial sweeteners, colors and emulsifiers...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: So many of our once healthy products fall victim to over production and corporate design. Yogurt, a potentially healthy food, is being examined as a product that no longer is a healthy alternative.
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Animals & Pets
by Sally Friedman
What do you really want? What does your heart desire? What’s in your heart now, and what’s the green bough that will open up more possibilities?
It’s a lovely image, and there’s some pretty good food for thought here too...
Inspiration & Wisdom
by Karen Knowler
From Andrea D'Amore: While a lot of my diet consists of raw foods I try to do an exclusive, complete, raw foods cleanse at the beginning of every year. I got much more experimental with some of my recipes this year and this was one of my favorites that I used...
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