Monthly Archives: July 2011

5 foods to help keep you cool this summer

A big scoop of ice cream may sound appealing when you’re battling summer’s scorching temperatures, but—surprise!—it’s only a fleeting fix that’ll leave you hotter than before. Once your body starts digesting and storing those calories, your temperature will rise. However, … Continue reading

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A way to save bees: buy grass-fed beef

Globally, about three-quarters of crop species depend on animal pollinators to produce fruits or seeds, and over 90 percent of vitamins A and C in foods are derived from pollinator-dependent crops. More than a third of total crop biomass depends … Continue reading

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A yummy recipe for stacked heirloom tomatoes and eggplant

Serves: 4         Prep:  12min          Cook: 8min           Total: 35min Ingredients 1 log (4 ounces) soft goat cheese, softened 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 1 … Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer

Sustainability is much more important than any single exercise or workout.  It’s time that we bargain a bit with ourselves, but choose only from the wisest of decisions. So many people ask me what to do if they’re “too tired” to finish … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating Tip #317

1. Only eat when hungry “Hunger is the best spice.” – Miguel Cervantes 2. Turn off distractions Turning off your tv, computer, phone, and other distractions allows you to enjoy your food.  Savor the sight of your meal, the textures, … Continue reading

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Celery: More than its weight in salt

Mention celery in any group of people and you will usually get very polarized responses. In general, most folks don’t have very strong feelings about carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, or other vegetables, but when it comes to celery, it seems they … Continue reading

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Another reason to buy USA MADE only

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limits arsenic in public drinking water to 10 parts per billion, a level that has forced some communities to invest millions on treatment to cut existing levels. The request for FDA action came after … Continue reading

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As recalls become more frequent, checking pet food is very important

Today Greenopia updated its independent green ratings of approximately 30 popular pet food brands sold in the USA. The only brands receiving the coveted Greenopia Four-Green-Leaf Award were Karma of Natura Pet Products, The Honest Kitchen, Wenaewe, and Raw Advantage. The complete pet food ratings … Continue reading

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Women’s Soccer and Yoga

Attention Soccer Fans and Americans! You may already know the USA has made it into the FIFA Women’s World Cup! Yea! The first time since 1999! However, you may be unaware of the fact that Hope Solo, only the best … Continue reading

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The egg, the whole egg and nothing but the egg!

I was on a weekend trip with some friends recently and one of my friends was cooking breakfast for the whole group. I went over to see what he was cooking and saw he was getting ready to make a … Continue reading

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