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Why Organic Matters

Next time you're grocery shopping and considering if spending the extra change is worth it for the organic version, think about this: 1. Choosing organic means supporting the non-toxic world you wa…


Paleo Diet Pros & Cons

Should we be looking at the caveman era to guide our food choices today? Going back to the way our ancestors ate over 10,000 years ago (before agriculture) will bring us optimal health--at least th…


10 Delicious High Fiber Foods

Fiber is an essential nutrient that the majority of people, more than 90%, are deficient in. Fiber is not actually digested, yet it serves a vital role in healthy digestion. It works as a cleanser of …


Whole Foods Announces Program for The Conscious Consumer

Whole Foods, considered a mecca by many conscious consumers, unveiled a new rating system called "Responsibly Grown" this month. This is a strategy "to help shoppers make more informed choices." This …


Healthy Ice Blended Mocha Java (Recipe)

Here's a perfect drink to beat the summer heat and the 4 o'clock slump in one shot! This recipe delivers a healthy alternative to coffee shop drinks. The maca, raw cacao and green coffee bean all c…


How to Avoid Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO)

Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth, or SIBO, occurs when the bacteria in our gut gets out of balance. Bacterial overgrowth is an often-neglected disorder that can severely impact nutritional status …


A-Z Crucial Vitamins & Why Your Body Needs Them

Our bodies need various vitamins and minerals to achieve optimum health and prevent illness. The following are some of the most crucial vitamins for our health. Certain nutrients are beneficial when p…


9 Amazing Health Benefits of Strawberries

Yes it's that time of year again, when the berries are ripe for the picking and enjoying. Although they have become increasingly available year-round, they are at the peak of their season from April t…


How and Why to Avoid Products With Palm Oil

Did you know that a single ingredient in many cookies, ice cream and soap is destroying the homes of multiple endangered species? According to, the palm oil industry is linked to…


Climate Change is Making Our Food Less Healthy

I wish I had better news for you, but a new study shows that climate change is making our food less healthy. The study, which was recently published in Nature, finds that increased CO2 levels will les…


about Magda Rod

Magda Freedom Rod is a yogini and health & lifestyle guide based in Los Angeles. She writes about health & wellness and offers guidance for a sustainable lifestyle. Learn more on her website

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