DIY Pesticide Duster

DIY Pesticide Duster

Looking to avoid hazardous chemicals while fighting uninvited guests this season? Try this simple and effective pesticide powder! This recipe uses readily available herbs and spices. It also calls for diatomaceous earth (DE), a naturally occurring siliceous rock that is easy crumbled into a fine white powder. (Learn more about DE here.) All-Purpose Pesticide Powder… 

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How to Start and Maintain a Food Buying Club

How to build local food buying club

One of the biggest hindrances to eating healthy, organic, real food is the cost. Why not join with other like-minded individuals and form a local food buying club? Whether you’re forming a local group or trying to expand or improve your local buying club, consider the following as you seek to make healthy food accessible… 

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How to build local food buying club

How to Start and Maintain a Food Buying Club

One of the biggest hindrances to eating healthy, organic, real food is the cost. Why not join with other like-minded individuals and form a local food buying club? Whether you’re forming a local group or trying to expand or improve your local buying club, consider the following as you seek to make healthy food accessible… 

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How to Choose Your Probiotic

Our bodies are brimming with trillions of microbes – both beneficial and harmful. The key to a healthy body is a proper balance of these microorganisms. High quality probiotics can help boost the “good guys” while keeping the “bad guys” at bay. Keep these suggestions in mind when choosing your probiotic. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride outlines… 

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Mrs. Fields Gluten-free Cookie Alternative

Looking for a healthier alternative to your favorite Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookie? This is 13 year-old Brandon’s version! Who doesn’t love the texture and taste of Mrs. Fields? This gluten-free version uses almond meal (almond flour), and a sweetener of your choice. Almond meal and almond flour are virtually the same product as both… 

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A Response to the KIND Bar Controversy

The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning to KIND snacks saying their labels are making false claims. The FDA takes issue with some of the claims on KIND bar labels including: “good source of fiber,” “no trans fats,” “very low sodium” [Kind Fruit & Nut Almond & Apricot, Kind Fruit & Nut Almond… 

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Take the Food Label Quiz!

Do you read labels? Take this short quiz to see how much you know about our food labeling system! Ready to see how you do? Take the Label Literacy Quiz! For a thorough explanation of each question and answer see the post 10 Food Label Facts.

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10 Food Label Facts

Food labeling is not what it seems. Due to lapses in government regulations it’s hard for the consumer to know exactly what they’re eating or drinking. Here are 10 facts that may help you choose wisely. These facts are based on the Food Label Quiz found here. 1. If you’re looking to avoid GMOs (Genetically… 

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