by Kristina Chew
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Before there was writing, before there was prose, certainly way before there were such things as 140 character “tweets” and “status updates,” there was poetry...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: If you hated poetry in high school this article will give you some new reasons to read and write poetry again!
Writing & Poetry Therapy
The James Beard Foundation and Food Tank, along with a prestigious advisory group of food system experts, developed the first annual “Good Food Org Guide.” This definitive Guide highlights nonprofit organizations that are doing exemplary work in the United States in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Amazing people are doing amazing work behind the scene of good food. Look into the guide that lists the groups and people working with children, families, and the community to change the face of food.
by Mary Goyer, MS
Your body is like an eco-system, and it's not possible for every little part of you to NOT constantly be affecting every other part.
So if you follow a healthy fertility diet, you're going to notice that you feel better in general. That's good news...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Have you been struggling with fertility, having difficulties conceiving? Mary Goyer, who specializes in fertility, has written an article identifying the diet to help heal your body, heal your gut and so much more, so that you can create a beautiful baby of your own. When the body receives the proper nutrients your chances of conception increase dramatically.
by Cheryl Murphy, CNE
Pears are a stellar way to prevent colds and coughs from happening during fall and winter seasons. Known as a super fruit in some regions of the world, the pear holds precious cooling compounds to energize the lungs, keeping the area moist and free of bacteria...
Editor's Note: Fall is the perfect time of year to munch down on a pear, so take a moment to sink your teeth into the juicy fruit and feel the energizing health benefits sprawling throughout the body. The pear, savored by most of the world cultures since the Stone Age, can heal with cooling compounds, excrete phlegm and cleanse the body of toxins.
by Del Hunter Morrill, MS, CCH
What is depression? How does it affect people? Depression is not "the blues." Feeling blue is a temporary condition. Depression seems like it will never end. It can last for weeks or months--even many years. Long-term depression is insidious because it can give rise to other conditions and symptoms, some of which can be very serious. Chronic depression can lead to loss of memory, loss of appetite (or a ravenous appetite), nutritional deficiencies and physical problems...
by Leanne Vogel
Committing to a healthy lifestyle can be challenging, confusing, and downright frustrating. With conflicting information on the web, gossip being passed on through friends, or the latest fad diet on TV, there has become so much conflicting information it’s extremely difficult to find the right answers...
by Marika Blossfeldt, HHC, AADP
This is the best lentil soup ever! It tastes even better the next day. Inspired by a recipe from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition...
by Neda Smith, FDN, MTA, HHC,
ATH Co-Editor of Holistic Nutrition
A lot of us seem to think anything labeled as "VEGETABLE OIL" is good for us, but it is NOT.
Vegetable oil is highly processed soybean oil (can be highly refined cottonseed, safflower, corn or grapeseed). They are processed under high heat, pressure, industrial solvents (such as hexane)...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Are you confused about which oils are healthy and which ones to steer clear from? I know I was for a long time. No need to be confused any longer as I have written an article that will help simply it all for you. Let me know which oils you use on a daily basis.
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