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Sharing the Special Joys of Gardening with Kids

In Environment, Wellness by Craig ScottLeave a Comment

It’s not uncommon to see people doing various therapeutic activities such as dancing, painting, listening to relaxing music, soaking in a warm bath, and even cooking to de-stress themselves after a hectic day. For some people, their therapy is gardening. Many folks admit that they find planting flowers very therapeutic, but has it ever crossed your mind that gardening can …

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Study Shows Kids Who Garden Eat Better as Adults

In Health, Wellness by Craig ScottLeave a Comment

If you thought that gardening with your kids only has short-term benefits, we are happy to inform you that it is not entirely true. Of course, you do notice an instant improvement. Like your child spending more time outside than in front of the computer, or the fact that he or she expresses interest in helping you out in the garden. …

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Women in Agriculture

In Food Justice by Joan Shields, RNLeave a Comment

Women in Agriculture: Uganda I’ve been busy partnering with some of the most innovative and inspiring women from around the world for food security in developing nations. There are currently 7 billion+ people in the world. It is anticipated that there will be another 2 Billion people by 2050. For developing countries, the current pattern of agriculture has proven to …

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Soursop (Guanabana) – A Cancer Killing Fruit?

In Alternative Medicine by Olivia AmitranoLeave a Comment

Guanabana (aka Soursop) showed up at my local smoothie stand today! I have a #storytime for you about this fruit before we go into the facts. Exactly 2 years ago tomorrow (funny how things come back into your life), I met a man who sold manufacturing equipment to pharmaceutical companies. We were looking to buy a capsule machine for our …

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5 Ways Fasting Can Change Your Life

In Health by Jessica Peatross, MDLeave a Comment

Recently I finished a 50 hour water fast and had such splendid results that I decide to share it with you guys. So what is all the hype over fasting? Some scientific studies refute it and others seem to promote all various types of fasting requiring differing time lengths or instructions. So what’s correct? Unfortunately there haven’t been a ton …

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Meet the Ingredient: Pumpkin

In Health, Nutrition by Eleni Simos, INHCLeave a Comment

Meet..PUMPKIN! Fall marks the time of year where everything and everyone becomes pumpkin-OBSESSED! The flavor, the ingredient can be found in just about anything from coffees, cereals, yogurts, milks..everything. While I tend to stay away from the artificially flavored pumpkin products, I am all for making the most out of the pumpkin as an ingredient during the fall months. *Check …

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What’s Missing from Conventional Mental Healthcare

In Health, Nutrition by Joey Doherty, MA, LPC, CWCLeave a Comment

If you’re following the much-needed trend toward holistic healthcare, you’re likely frustrated that western medical doctors aren’t taught nutrition in medical school. We certainly should be bothered by this, but we should be equally as upset that mental health therapists (counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists) aren’t taught nutrition, either. Since the mind and body are interconnected, any healthcare professional who …