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FDA Bans Cancer-Causing Food Additives, But Won’t Enforce Until 2020

Recently banned food additives will be on grocery shelves all year. Should you panic?

Healthy Snacks For Employees: 3 Recipes Anyone Can Make

Many studies have shown that eating healthy meals and snacks actually give you more energy, make you more productive, and enhance your focus at work.

Spring Vegetables: Fast, Fresh Food For Body & Soul

Spring has finally sprung, and with it a desire to lighten up. Going with the seasonal flow means leaning toward fresh bitter greens, herbs, plant proteins and spring vegetables.

The 18 Best Healthy Foods To Buy In Bulk (And The Worst)

Buying food in large quantities, also known as bulk shopping, is an excellent way to fill your pantry and fridge while cutting down on food costs.

The Surprising Links Between Family Dinner And Good Health

Adults who prepare quality meals for children are offering something more important than a nutrition lesson.

Should Plant-Based Proteins Be Called “Meat”?

The word “meat” is becoming the center of a linguistic legal battle between purveyors of animal flesh and those selling plant-based alternatives.

Can We Meet A Growing Need For Food Without Destroying Our Environment?

The history of agriculture is best described as getting “more for more.” The more land we farmed, the more food we produced.

4 Tips For Setting Up A Windowsill Garden

Act now to ensure you have fresh supply of basil, mint and more until spring.

Mothers And Daughters And Sons And Steaks

Rachel isn’t her name. It’s the name I’ve given inmate 47973, for she was stripped of her name the minute they put her in prison, though she committed no crime.

Flexitarian Diet: Your Starter’s Guide And Sample Diet Plan

While there are many health benefits to being vegetarian, some of us don’t want to completely cut out meat. This is the idea behind the flexitarian diet, which reduces meat intake instead of avoiding it altogether.

Health Benefits Of Fasting: Splitting Fact From Fiction

Fasting is becoming increasingly popular as a way to boost health. But it can be confusing to figure out how much of the hype is backed by evidence. This article discusses the different types of fasting, including intermittent fasting, along with some of their main benefits.

A Local Food Revolution In Puerto Rico

A year has passed since Hurricane Maria first made landfall in Puerto Rico, destroying homes, roads, and vehicles in its path—and taking thousands of lives.

Pittsburgh Food Rescue Nonprofit Expands Nationally

In less than two years, Pittsburgh's 412 Food Rescue has recovered over four million pounds of surplus food, recruited a fleet of over 4,000 volunteer drivers, and pioneered a more efficient and effective way to source and distribute fresh food that would otherwise end up in landfills.

The Promise Of Worker-Run Farming

Many Americans are turning to sustainable farming operations to enrich their communities and personal lives.

Time-Restricted Eating Can Overcome The Bad Effects Of Faulty Genes And Unhealthy Diet

Everything in our body is programmed to run on a 24-hour or circadian time table that repeats every day. Nearly a dozen different genes work together to produce this 24-hour circadian cycle.

The Real Culprit May Not Be Gluten At All

Gluten might not be the bad guy after all. Evidence suggests it may be the fructan molecules in wheat that cause stomach problems in people with an intolerance.

15 Organizations Creating Edible Landscapes

With an emphasis on native perennials and food-producing plants, edible landscapes can be a great way to create green space and provide healthy, fresh food.

Mushrooms: Mycological Marvels In Nature And Your Kitchen

Neither animal nor plant (though related to both), mushrooms occupy their own special place in culinary, nutritional and plant medicinal use and lore.

American Academy Of Pediatrics Calls For “Urgently Needed Reforms” To Fix Broken Food Additive Regulatory System

Over 10,000 chemicals are allowed to be used to flavor, color, preserve, package, process, or store food in the US – and 1,000 of these bypass FDA review.

Chefs Serve Hospital Food That’s Better For Patients, Employees—And The Planet

At the New York University Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, one can order miso-glazed organic tofu on a bed of baby spinach with roasted artichokes for lunch.

Is Your Sweet Tooth Setting You Up For A ‘Sugar Crash’?

“Sugar Crash,” a documentary, details the havoc that excess sugar consumption is causing for the people of Ireland, a country that ranks No. 4 in sugar consumption worldwide.

Transforming Food And Health In Native Communities Through Vertical Farming

7 Generations, a Washington State-based AgTech farm development and food distribution company is introducing indoor vertical farms to Native communities across the United States.

Top 23 Health Benefits Of Tomatoes That You Should Know

There are more reasons to eat tomatoes than good taste. Tomatoes are packed with health-enhancing properties and consuming tomatoes can help improve your overall health.

How To Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Heirlooms are irresistible, not just because they’re delicious, but because growing them defies capitalism.

How Plant-Based Diets Can Heal Our Bodies And The Planet

Whether they are adopting the diet for health reasons, for the animals or for the environment, there are many benefits to adopting a plant-based diet — including the opportunity to heal our bodies and the planet.

Senate’s Farm Bill Moves Forward—But What Is It, Anyway?

From food assistance for the poor to subsidies for a corporate food system, the nation’s next farm bill is taking shape.

A Healthy Diet Isn’t Always Possible For Low-Income Americans, Even When They Get SNAP Benefits

While researching how hard it is for low-income Americans to eat healthy on tight budgets, I’ve often found a mismatch between what people want to eat and the diet they can afford to follow.

Incredible Edible Todmorden Gives Free Access To Locally Grown Food To Everyone

Back in 2007, a woman in a small town called Todmorden, in the northern part of England, dug up her prized rose garden. She planted vegetables, knocked down the garden wall, and put up a sign saying, “Help Yourself.”

Supporting Organic Agriculture “Is Truly Putting America First”

Kate Mendenhall is the Director of the Organic Farmers Association (OFA), an organization sponsored by the Rodale Institute to build and support an organic farmer movement and national policy platform in the United States.

These 3 Grassroots Movements Are Bringing People Together Through Food

Food not only forms an integral part of human activity, but also of the economy. What is the role of cities and citizens in creating a resilient food system?
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March 20, 2019

Happy Spring! This is a hyperactive day, astrologically one of the year’s busiest. The Virgo Moon is on a dizzying path all morning while feisty Mars forms an empowering trine to Pluto. Fortunately, Mercury’s timely late morning sextile to Saturn helps…
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March 2019

Sunday afternoon: 3–4:30pm at Hillside Herbals Spring Tonics II: the spring tonic herbs—it's about circulation, assimilation and elimination—tincturing. Rachel has...

Cost: Drop in Fee $10 includes all materials and handouts.

Where:
Hillside Herbals
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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March 20–23 9am-3pm each day Experience transformation guided by Mother Mary. Through Divine vibration, you will be aligned for quicker healing and evolving with mind body spirit and...

Cost: $500

Where:
, MA


Sponsor: The LoveLight Center
Telephone: (207) 216-9584
Contact Name: Cheryl Banfield

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The American Center for Bioregulatory Medicine and Dentistry (The BioMed Center) is the most comprehensive center in North America for bioregulatory medicine and dentistry. Come see what...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
111 Chestnut Street
Providence, RI
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Discover how you can release tight muscles and improve range of motion in locked joints in a weekly ESSENTRICS stretch classes led by Raindrop Fisher, certified Essentrics instructor. Raindrop is a...

Cost: $10 drop-in / $100 for 12 classes

Where:
Village at Waterman Lake
Function Room - Chalet Bldg
715 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI  02828
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Sponsor: Healthier Fit Lifestyle
Telephone: 401-678-0950
Contact Name: Raindrop Fisher
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This 8 week series in Tai Chi will provide you with everything you need to get started in a personal Tai Chi practice. Just for Beginners—there is no expectation, and no pressure in...

Cost: $137 for 8 weeks

Where:
Spiral Path Connections
218 Boston Street
Unit 104
Topsfield, MA  01983
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Sponsor: The Spiral Path
Telephone: 978-314-4264
Contact Name: Johanna Hattendorf
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“All we need is love” the Beatles claimed in 1960’s. In fact, we have been looking for love from the beginning of time. We are conditioned that it is love which brings us...

Cost: $35

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, Suite 1-A
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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“Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” —Krishnamacharya Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the...

Cost: $30 (some hardship rates available)

Where:
Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth Street
Jamaica Plain, MA  02130
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Telephone: 617-233-6410
Contact Name: Allen Howell, M.Ed.LMHC
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Only $225 if you register for both days! Save $25! Please click here to register for both workshops. This is a 2 day course being held Saturday and Sunday, March 23...

Cost: $125

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, Suite 1-A
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Former Buddhist monk and world renowned healer, Seth Monk, will be giving a Siddha Healing to our community. Seth will be accompanied by Shannon Fitzgerald, an AromaReiki Master for a beautiful...

Cost: $35

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough Shopping Center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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In her art and spirit workshops, Melissa combines her gift as an intuitive with her extensive background in painting to help you to work through creative blocks and learn or refine technique. Come...

Cost: $150

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Journey back into the experience of peace, harmony and inner power through this unique meditation practice. Explore the power of your thoughts and how they can bring you inner harmony and help you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery
1110 Massachussetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
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Telephone: 617-547-1110
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Psychics, mediums, angel readers, spirit art. Reiki, chair massage, IET, Gaiadon Heart, crystal healings, etc. Sign yourself up for a few appointments and bring your friends! Appointments...

Where:
Women Of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: (508) 230-3680
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6 Saturdays 10am–11:30am February 23–March 30, 2019 Taijiquan (Tai Chi ) is a healing martial art, using breath and movement together to strengthen the body and quiet...

Cost: $120

Where:
Metta Wellness
679 Pleasant Street
Paxton, MA  01612
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Sponsor: Metta Wellness
Telephone: 774-245-5487
Contact Name: Rick Rocha
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