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8 Ways to Strange Your Smoothie

Smoothies are the perfect breakfast. Not only do they taste like dessert (for breakfast!), they’re as healthy as can be – all that good fibrous pulp combined with just-released vitamins and minerals that haven’t had the time to oxidize. And making them is easy. My only gripe is the noise: […]

Honey for Healing

I’ve always considered honey more of a medicine than a food, considering that eating small amounts of raw, local honey can help build immunities to pollen allergies. And now honey – specifically New Zealand Manuka honey – has been shown to have another medical purpose: dressing wounds. Manuka honey (Leptospermum […]

How to Make Your Own Kale Chips

Green your snacks. We love kale. This versatile veggie is a good source of potassium, calcium, and vitamins A and C. Making a kitchen sink salad or sauteing it with some garlic are some standard ways to enjoy kale. Sometimes though, our eyes are bigger than our stomachs and that big bunch of kale […]

Cancer: the Price of Peace?

Once home, many of our soldiers who served in Iraq have to battle chronic rashes, tumors and even cancer. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is demanding to know why. Why did the giant contractor KBR knowingly expose our forces to carcinogenic toxins at its power plants in […]

What's Leaching into Your Food?

Many years ago I had a boyfriend who was really into his cast iron skillets. Having grown up in a Teflon-worshipping household, I found them to be quite unwieldy. But with a little cast iron education, I soon became a lifelong fan. Cooking in cast iron means you get some […]

Foodie Underground: The Beauty of a Post Workout Meal

ColumnCan I have a side of fries with that run? “Can we get burgers and beer?” These are words that rarely come out of my mouth. Burgers and beer are a far stretch from kale smoothies and quinoa after all. But burgers – real burgers – are good. Especially when […]

Green Your Greens With Hemp Oil Vinaigrette

Green your greens, salad junkies: Greg’s Hemp Oil Vinaigrette is here to take you to another level. This one’s for the eco-foodie, that chef in your life who makes every meal just that much more appealing to the body and spirit with ultra-green finishing touches. Hemp oil is, after all, […]

Yoga Pose of the Week: Downward Facing Dog

A weekly series to guide you through new yoga poses, and teach you something about ones you might already know.  Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog) is one of the foundational poses for beginning an asana practice. As you transition between shapes you can use Adho Mukha as a place […]

7 Signs You Need a Social Media Detox

The impact of the social media revolution must be similar to the advent of the telephone in the early twentieth century. Before people were holding ear pieces to their heads, you had to rely on letters to communicate with your loved ones. The Post Office. The Pony Express. People were […]

Better Health and Greener Living: Mark Bittman on Food Matters

Did you know that global livestock production is responsible for more greenhouse gases than transportation? According to Mark Bittman, eating less meat could have a greater affect on the environment than reducing the mileage we put on our cars! As the Food Revolution’s grumblings grow louder, more practical guides to […]

Buyer Beware: Animal Fat Lurks in These 7 Common ‘Vegetarian’ Foods

When you became a vegetarian, you quickly learned it wasn’t just about skipping pepperoni on that pizza. You had to start scanning labels for ingredients like capric acid, tallow, rennet, glycerin, whey, suet, stereate and emulsifiers – because eating animal fat by any other name would be just as carnivorous. […]

Ecosalon Recipes: Did You Say Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake?

Oh, for the love of food that brings you alive instead of putting you to sleep!  Memories of too many Thanksgivings spent snoozing on the couch after that big meal sent me in search of something that might leave me giddy and perked up for an afternoon hike!  And, believe […]

Change the Lunch Menu, Reduce Crime

Junk food has always gotten a bad rap as one of the core culprits of America’s obesity epidemic – and rightly so. Chef Jamie Oliver recently shined a spotlight on the issue of fattening and unhealthy foods being served in school lunches with his show, Food Revolution. And now, a […]

Oldways: Where Slow Food Meets Science

If you’re worried about how the typical American diet may be affecting your health and would like to investigate traditional diets from statistically healthy cultures, Oldways is a great place to begin. Think Slow Food combined with a particularly enlightened dietician. I love this quote from their website: "Take pleasure […]

Buzz, Slap, Scratch: 4 Ways to Survive Mosquito Season

I’m one of the fortunate. Mosquitoes aren’t particularly drawn to me, which makes things even worse for my husband who becomes host to both his personal swarm and my hungry cast offs. Years ago, no one thought much about mosquito bites. In fact, they were a rite of passage into […]

Clean the 5 Most Common Stains, Naturally

There’s little I find more frustrating than walking away from an evening meal in my favourite Italian restaurant, looking down and finding I’ve spilled olive oil on the front of one of my best shirts. Here come the gallons of caustic, paint-stripping eco-hostile chemicals, futile trips to the cleaners, and […]

Say Yes to Yacon

Here I’ve been, contentedly using agave syrup all this time when my superfood-obsessed friend informed about something even better: yacon. A South American tuber with a naturally sweet taste, yacon is low in calories and is glucose-free. The sugars are complex, making them healthier for your body to digest. Talk […]

Want to Lose Weight? Eat a Big (Really Big) Breakfast

 New research from Virginia Commonwealth University shows that eating a big breakfast with carbohydrates and protein will actually help keep weight off more than a low-carb, low-calorie diet. The study compared the progress of 46 women who ate 1,085 calories a day with breakfast being their smallest meal (allotting 290 […]

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4 Vegan Lifestyle Leaders: Influential People You Should Know

A vegan lifestyle often goes beyond abstaining from certain foods. For many, like the four individuals below, it becomes a chance to spread awareness about animal, social, and environmental issues through the use of their talent and individuality. Veganism is essentially defined as a person who does not consume any […]

4 Totally Doable DIY Aromatherapy Projects Using Essential Oils

Aromatherapy, sometimes referred to as essential oil therapy, is beneficial in so many ways. Not only can it make you feel better, but your house will smell wonderful too, which is why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY aromatherapy projects using the revitalizing tinctures. The National Association for […]

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4 Vegan Lifestyle Leaders: Influential People You Should Know

A vegan lifestyle often goes beyond abstaining from certain foods. For many, like the four individuals below, it becomes a chance to spread awareness about animal, social, and environmental issues through the use of their talent and individuality. Veganism is essentially defined as a person who does not consume any […]