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Fighting Climate Change with Diet Change

By Cami Hoffman: When I was little, I thought about my future a lot. I thought about what job I’d have, what house I’d live in, what I’d look like at the ripe old age of 80. I remained blissfully ignorant of the fact that I might not actually live …

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The Stinging Truth about Stinging Nettles

By Fredrica Syren: The other day someone told me they found stinging nettle and I could barely contain my excitement. Stingingnettle is one of the earliest green plants to emerge each spring in many cold climates and is worth the hard work of finding them, picking them without getting a …

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The Dangers and Benefits of Dietary Supplements

By Jackie Edwards: In the United States, sixty-eight percent of adults take dietary supplements on a regular basis. While taking various vitamin and mineral supplements certainly can have a positive impact on the overall health of adults and children, with the myriad of different suppliers hawking their vitamins online, consumers need to …

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Why You Should Eat More Beans

By Larraine Roulston: When we enjoy more plant-based foods on our dinner plates, not only will we become healthier, but also our action will have a positive impact on the planet.For centuries, beans have been an important part of our diet. Beans and other legumes, such as chick peas and …

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Bottoms Up! Drink Greens For Your Health

By Fredrica Syren: A couple a years ago after the birth of my daughter, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s disease. It’s a chronic disorder that affects the thyroid, a part of the endocrine system, which produces hormones that coordinate many of the body’s activities. Two major …

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The Wonderful World of Spinach 

By Larraine Roulston: For years we’ve been told to eat our greens — and for good reason. Dark greens are a good source of dietary fiber. In addition, they contain vitamins K, A (in the form of carotenoids), B1, B2, B6, E and C as well as iron, manganese, folate, …

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How to Become a Reducetarian

By Larraine Roulston: Meet the Reducetarians! They are the folks who lean towards being vegetarians but find it too difficult to make a full commitment. Personally, I love all-veggie meals and always order them in restaurants. I particularly enjoy dinners with my sister, who has been a true vegetarian for …

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Elderflower and Culinary Uses

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Its lacy fragrant blooms and summertime decadence make elderflower a special plant. Easily found in yards and forests for wild harvesting, its light floral nature makes it beautifully suitable for teas, jams, syrups and cordials. Because of its versatility and availability, elderflower is a taste that can …

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Roundup Found in Children’s Breakfast Cereals

By Kim Robson: If you’ve been reading Green Mom articles for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that we are not fans of Big Agribusiness giant Monsanto and their signature product, Roundup weed killer. Recently, a cancer patient who’d used Roundup extensively in his job as a groundskeeper won …

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