Health + Wellness

Why You Should Buy Organic Food for You and Your Family

Why You Should Buy Organic Food for You and Your Family

There have been many studies concerning conventional vs. organic food and most of them have concluded that there is at least one good argument for eating organic: fewer pesticides. After 30 years of study, Rodale Institute shows that there is seven percent pesticide residue in organic foods as opposed to 38 percent in conventional produce. So why eat organic? This […]

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    4 Types of Nontoxic, Eco-Friendly Cookware That’s Safe for You and Your Family

    4 Types of Nontoxic, Eco-Friendly Cookware That’s Safe for You and Your Family

    Chances are, you probably own at least one piece of Teflon or other type of toxic non-stick cookware. “Toxic fumes from the Teflon chemical released from pots and pans at high temperatures may kill pet birds and cause people to develop flu-like symptoms (called ‘Teflon Flu’ or, as scientists describe it, ‘Polymer fume fever’),” according […]

    7 Reasons to Detox

    7 Reasons to Detox

    Millions of us, over half the population, suffer from FLC Syndrome. That’s when you Feel Like Crap. Sometimes it’s annoying little symptoms such as achy joints or muscles, brain fog, fatigue, headaches, allergies or gas, or more serious problems such as autoimmune diseases, migraines, asthma, acne, irritable bowel, reflux, arthritis or worse. A detox could […]

    3 Must-See TEDxManhattan Talks

    3 Must-See TEDxManhattan Talks

    TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat took place March 7. In its fifth year, TEDxManhattan is organized by Diane Hatz of Change Food to help people “understand the food system on a broader scale.” The event brings together key experts in the field of sustainable food and farming. Each year, the event draws big names in […]

    11 Healthy Reasons to Eat Ginger

    11 Healthy Reasons to Eat Ginger

    By Joe Leech Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Here are 11 health benefits of ginger that are supported by scientific research: Ginger has a very long history of use in various […]

    Major Flaws Exposed in Senate’s Vitter-Udall Chemical Bill

    Major Flaws Exposed in Senate’s Vitter-Udall Chemical Bill

    Opponents of the Senate’s Vitter-Udall chemical legislation introduced last week point to numerous flaws in the bill. Perhaps the most contentiously debated part is something called “preemption” which would slow or stop states from acting to control harmful chemicals. Just a few days after introduction of the bill, two state attorneys general are already speaking out. The […]

    3 Ways to Sneak Flaxseeds Into Your Kids’ Meals

    3 Ways to Sneak Flaxseeds Into Your Kids’ Meals

    Flaxseeds are a powerhouse of alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA, the plant-based source of omega-3 fat. Flaxseeds can be hidden in sandwiches below ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, peanut butter or jelly. Photo credit: Shutterstock Omega-3 fat is essential to a child’s diet—it not only acts as an antioxidant to prevent disease, but it is used by the […]

    Rooibos Preserves Wine Naturally Without the Use of Synthetic Chemicals

    Rooibos Preserves Wine Naturally Without the Use of Synthetic Chemicals

    Wine just got healthier. The African vintner Audacia has invented an all-natural way to preserve red wine using rooibos wood taken from the eponymous tea-producing plant that is native to Africa. MERLOT 2013 has “No Sulphites or Preservatives Added.” Made by the African vintner Audacia, which invented an all-natural way to preserve red wine using […]