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Boost Your Immune System with a Healthy Gut

By Fredrica Syren: Last winter it seemed as if I was sick…a lot… and forever. Ok, so yes, I have three kids whom I sometimes lovingly nickname the germinators because — let’s face it — most kids bring germs home, especially kids in school. But I could tell I was …

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Fighting Global Anemia with the Lucky Iron Fish

By Emma Grace Fairchild:   Sometimes it isn’t the most futuristic idea, but a simple and holistic one, that solves problems. Nutritional deficiencies,a frequent issue, often can be addressed with a bit of creativity while working quickly and directly to help people in need. Cambodia has a high population of people …

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When Life Gives You Lemons—Make Lemon Water

By Amanda Wilkes: The saying typically goes, “When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade”; however, in my recent findings, lemon water is even better! After hearing all the hype about lemon water, I decided to do some research of my own and write an article. I committed to drinking lemon …

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Why And How To Avoid Processed Food

By Larraine Roulston: For everybody’s convenience, processed foods are readily available on grocery store shelves. Science-based evidence indicates that these edibles have harmful effects that include cancer, obesity, diabetes, and kidney and heart disease.  These health problems now are linked to the standard American diet mainly of animal and processed foods. …

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Process Processed Foods out of Your Life

By Amanda Wilkes: We’ve all become victims of processed foods. At times I have found myself in the downward spiral of a processed foods vortex that was seemingly impossible to retreat from. I’d notice only processed foods while trying to grab a quick bite between my college classes. While cramming for …

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Farmers Markets—Good Business for Sustainability

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green mom: We try to shop at local farmers’ markets for as much of our food as possible. We’re lucky to have one relatively close to our home. Some of our friends and family feel it’s hard to find everything they need there. I disagree, but maybe it depends on …

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Reasons for Eating Locally and Seasonally this Summer 

By Larraine Roulston: “Food Miles” is the term referring to the number of miles (or kilometers) that food travels from farm to table. The profound impact of this distance on the environment has been recognized. The best seller 100 Mile Diet by  Alisa Smith and J.B.MacKinnon had a significant impact in …

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Probiotics and Prebiotics and Its Benefits For Your Health

By Kim Robson: What is the difference between probiotics and prebiotics? Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, that live safely in your digestive tract. Probiotics are vital for proper absorption and digestion of food, and for actively synthesizing various nutrients such as vitamin K, pantothenic acid, …

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The Benefits of Coconut

By Kim Robson: Coconut (Cocos nucifera) provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk and oil, and has nourished tropical populations around the world for ages. On many islands, coconut is a dietary staple; in fact, nearly a third of the world’s population depends on coconut to some degree. Aside …

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Get Cultured: Add More Fermented Foods for Your Health

By Dawna Matthews: Pickled cucumbers, sauerkraut and kombucha are all staples in my kitchen, but this was not always the case. It took some time for me to reach beyond sweet or salty flavors towards these strong smelling sour foods. I discovered that the more I ate them the more …

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