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Blue Zones-Lessons for Longevity

By Asha Kreiling In the U.S., the average life expectancy is about 78 years. Living past 90, 95, or 100 years seems almost inconceivable, but in some parts of the world, century-long lifespans are considered the norm. There are five of these places in the world, called Blue Zones, where …

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Lenient Punishments Aren’t Enough To Stop Animal Abuse

 By Guest Writer Richard P. Console, Jr. Research shows that serial killers, child abusers and rapists often have histories of committing crimes against animals, sometimes as “practice” for hurting their real targets — other people. Currently, the punishments for animal cruelty are so lax that convicted offenders are soon back on …

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Skip the Mooo– Delicious Non-dairy Milk

By Asha Kreiling Whether you’re intolerant, allergic, or simply have grown averse to conventional dairy milk, there are plenty of delicious alternatives. Conventional cow’s milk sold at grocery stores typically comes from industrialized dairy farms where cows are over-milked and live in crowded, stressful conditions. Inflamed udders, disease, infection, and …

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Dinner Time — Bringing Families Together

By Chef Centehua Dinner time in our home is our sacred time. In my opinion, it is one of the most intimate experiences we can enjoy as a family as well as a community. Food brings people together: it is communion between people that we care for.  When we break bread …

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Happy Earth Day!

By Fredrica Syren Today is a day to celebrate our planet and to reflect on what is going on with Earth. Climate change is far from many people’s and leader’s priorities right now, and unfortunately, it continues to effect humanity, animals and eco-systems everyday and at an alarming rate. This …

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Salt–The Reasons for Enjoying It

 By Kim Robson Salt is so common and ubiquitous that we hardly think about it anymore, except perhaps to wonder if we consume too much of it. But not very long ago, before modern mining and drilling methods were developed, salt was one of the world’s most important commodities. Bags …

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Earth Day Activities – Fun for You and the Family

By Dawna Matthews Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year by over 100 countries. It is a joyous day when we can all come together and appreciate our planet and learn what we can do to keep it special. Earth Day was founded on April 22, 1970, and …

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Cut Back on Corn!

By Asha Kreiling Corn is ubiquitous in the American food system. Take a gander at the ingredients label of a few food items on the shelves in a regular grocery store, and you will find that an astonishing number of them will list at least one corn-derived ingredient. High fructose …

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Storing Fruits and Veggies — Less Waste, More Yummy

By Dawna Matthews The bounty in my latest CSA delivery box was wonderful and itʼs not even deep spring yet. It was beautiful to see some of the seasonal changes, but I must admit I get lost when I unpack the box and see everything on the counter. Should I …

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