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Poor Diet Lowers Intelligence in Kids

What your kid eats has a direct impact on their brain development—that's a no-brainer. But, have you ever actually wondered how the modern, highly-processed diet is affecting our kids? That’s right…

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6 Reasons to Eat More Chia Seeds

Although many people often associate chia seeds with the infamous ch-ch-ch-chia pet, their purpose goes beyond a ceramic puppy planter. Chia seeds are powerful little bundles that can offer serious he…

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Can Human Bodies Become Compost?

Our burial practices are generally a taboo topic. We don’t like to think about death, least of all how our burials will affect the environment. Unfortunately, burials aren’t very sustainable, so let’s…

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Summer’s Darling Herb: Fresh Mint (+ A Minty Salad Recipe)

Summer is here, and the words "fresh mint" conjure up refreshing visuals of mint sprigs in frosty tumblers. While I am sure you are all set to enjoy the many pleasures of mint this season, here is som…

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Why I Will Never Buy Peanut Butter Again

I love peanut butter. Over the years, I have bought countless jars of it—whether smooth or chunky, it’s totally yummy. Besides, it is packed with powerful health benefits: protein, vitamins, antiox…

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4 Easy Ways to Sneak In More Veggies (You’ll Never Notice)

Let us admit: we all want to eat healthy, but our taste buds often dictate otherwise. While the nutritionist advises you to eat more broccoli, cauliflower and carrots, you find yourself wanting cakes,…

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The Nutrient that Burns Fat and Boosts Energy

Your body is the ultimate alchemist. With the help of a single powerful nutrient, it can burn fat to create energy. I know it sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but after conducting…

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10 Power Tips for Better Nutrition

We watch calories and try to eat the 'right' foods, but often neglect to think about how much of those good things are actually going where they should. That is, are the nutrients we need really being…

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Studies Show Microwaves Drastically Reduce Nutrients In Food

By Ed Bauman, PhD, originally published at GreenMedInfo.com I can remember the days growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, when we prepared foods without a microwave oven. Water was boiled on the stov…

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Fruits and Vegetables Are Getting Less Nutritious

Recent research on fruits, vegetables and staple crops such as wheat and corn shows that, over time, our food has gotten less and less nutritious. The vitamin and mineral content in our foods has been…

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I love vegan mayo and will stick with organic Vegenaise ... but this is great news nonetheless!

Unfortunately a lot of "green" cleaning products are just as bad and not only do they re-secure cust…

I just installed a low-flow shower head last week. I went to Lowe's to look at their shower heads bu…

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