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The Drug Store In U.S. Meat

Recently, Organic Consumers Association, along with Friends of the Earth and Center for Food Safety filed suit against chicken giant Sanderson Farms for falsely marketing its products as “100% Natural” even though they contain many unnatural and even prohibited substances.

10 Banned Foods Americans Should Stop Eating

This is a wake-up call. Avoid questionable ingredients and potentially dangerous foods permitted in the US food supply by ditching these processed foods completely and choosing whole, raw, preferably organic foods.

Medicinal And Refreshing Iced Herbal Teas For Summer

In the heat of the summer we are drinking glass after glass of water. What if we replaced some of that with a refreshing and medicinal iced herbal tea?

Eat Your Lamb’s Quarter, Don’t Weed It!

Lambs quarter is one of the most common weeds in gardens, backyards and fallow fields, following human habitation closely.

Want To Get “Back To The Land”? You’re Not Alone

Each generation has had one common desire: to live a more honest, ethical life of self-sufficiency and oneness with nature.

Pediatricians Say Scrap The Fruit Juice

Fruit juice has been marketed (and in some cases, recommended by physicians) as a healthy, natural source of vitamins and calcium.

Chefs Speak Out: No Bees, No Food

The Bee Friendly Food network spans the United States and focuses on education and advocacy for bees. In one of their first actions, 235 chefs and restaurants sent a letter to the United States Environmental Protection Agency calling for a ban on bee-killing pesticides.

Waste: The Defining Metaphor Of Our Herding Culture

By practicing respect and conservation, we don’t experience deprivation but rather a greater sense of appreciation and abundance, and a heightened sensitivity to the beauty and bounty of life around us.

Springtime Bitters For Renewal

Spring is a time of bitters. Their upward energy mimics that of the flow of the plants around us, moving vital fluids from the roots to the buds, leaves, and flowers.

5 Seemingly Healthy Snacks That Aren’t Good For You — And Healthy Options

While some people think that snacking lets you pack on more pounds, healthy snacks can lead to a lower BMI and provide you with benefits like increased focus, protection from diseases, and a happier mood.

Herbs And Doritos?

When I educate pharmacists about herbs (which I do a lot of), one of the things which is hard for them to grasp is the chemical complexity of plant medicines.

Could Marine Phytoplankton Be The Future Of Human Nutrition?

Amongst the craze of so-called superfoods on the shelves, phytoplankton is now a growing industry.

Leftover Plant Material Reduces Food Waste And Limits Pesticide Usage

With two products, Apeel Sciences seeks to reduce food waste, conserve energy, decrease water usage, and minimize the application of pesticides and chemical preservatives.

Here Comes A Major Change For Sell-By Dates On Food

Two prominent food industry organizations—The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI)—want to simplify food date labels in the United States to help customers.

Eat Your Way To Better DNA

Here are 7 nutritional strategies that you can exploit to boost the signal between your genes and Mother Nature.

Organic Industry Watchdog Wins Major Antitrust Victory

The French dairy giant, Groupe Danone, has announced an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to liquidate its holdings in the largest manufacturer of organic yogurt, Stonyfield, so that its proposed acquisition of WhiteWave Foods can move forward.

Healthy Diet Good For Climate Change

US-based research has found that even a modest switch to a more vegetable-based diet could lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Here Are 17 Food Heroes Leading Us To A Brighter Food Future

From authors to chefs, business owners to activists, this list is a collection of changemakers in every industry working to fix inequalities and problems in the food system all over the world.

Inaugural Boston Food Tank Summit To Focus On Investing In Discovery

On April 1, 2017, Food Tank presents its first Boston Summit, “Investing in Discovery,” in collaboration with Tufts University and Oxfam America.

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Inflammation Associated With Obesity

Consumption of a Mediterranean style diet is linked to improved mental and physical heath and a better quality of life.

Ten Tips For Maintaining A Well-balanced Diet

Humans require food to be nourished. It’s that simple! Think of all the things you schedule in a week. Feeding yourself must be at the top of the list in order for you to accomplish all those other things well.

Spring Food Renewal

Lighten up with nutrient-dense, plant-based eating this spring.

Hungry In New England

Ode to a baked potato.

When Meal Kits Go Vegan

An interview with Andy Levitt of The Purple Carrot…

In One Of The Nation’s Unhealthiest Places, This Hospital Prescribes Fresh Food From Its Own Farm

In an industry usually focused on medicine and procedures, a Philadelphia-area hospital decided what its patients needed was a farm and advice about food.

FDA Stops Testing For Glyphosate As New Report Finds High Levels Are Found In Food

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended testing for glyphosate residues in food, according to a statement made to the Huffington Post. The suspension was announced as a new report was released…

‘Pure’ Fiction? Sue Bee Honey Secret Ingredient

Organic Consumers Association and our allies at Beyond Pesticides sued the maker of Sue Bee and Aunt Sue’s honey brands for labeling their products “Pure” and “100% Pure” when in fact those products test positive for glyphosate.

Fermented Foods Are Good For You—Here's Why

Not everyone loves every flavor of fermentation, but there's no denying the transformative power of microscopic bacteria and fungi.

10 Reasons You Should Start Foraging For Your Own Food

Nature is teeming with edibles. You just need to look.

21 Reasons To Eat Real Food

Real food is whole, single ingredient food. It is mostly unprocessed, free of chemical additives and rich in nutrients. In essence, it’s the type of food human beings ate exclusively for thousands of years.
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January 19, 2018

Pace yourself and drive carefully if you’re up and out the door before dawn. After a tough early morning square to Mars, the Aquarius Moon sails void of course, without making another aspect until mid-afternoon. Wishing to be somewhere, anywhere else is…
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January 2018

Two Sundays, January 14th and February 11th Learn advanced techniques for self-care, to offer Reiki to others from a distance and for manifesting what you want in your life! Facilitated...

Cost: $250

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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Join us the Second Sunday of the month at the Northeast Reiki Center classroom in Framingham for a Reiki Circle in the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing. We are a gathering of Reiki...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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January 15 - February 23, 2018 A cross-cultural midwifery and global health experience ***Application Deadline November 3*** Come spend six weeks at the ACAM birth center, located in a...

Where:
ACAM Birth Center
Western Highlands of Guatemala, MA


Sponsor: Maya Midwifery International
Contact Name: Dena Moes
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is...

Cost: $11-$15 per class

Where:
Chelmsford Wellness Center
3 Littleton Road, 2nd Floor
Westford, MA  01886
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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January 8 - February 12, 2018 Intuition + Energy Medicine + Energy Psychology = The REAP Healing Method This 6 week certification training course provides you with the understanding and the...

Cost: $695

Where:
Live Online
Comfort of Your Home
, MA
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Sponsor: The REAP Healing Method
Telephone: 978-877-8651
Contact Name: Pamela Dussault
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Experience the power of singing gospel music with more than 250 others as part of the Mystic Chorale, led by award-winning director and composer, Jonathan Singleton. Join Mystic as we prepare...

Cost: $105

Where:
First Parish Unitarian
630 Mass Ave.
Arlington , MA
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Sponsor: The Mystic Chorale
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria
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Change is what happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing.” – Rav Berg, Spiritual Director, Kabbalah Centre Last year, you most likely set New...

Cost: Free

Where:
MGH at Charlestown Navy Yard
Building 114, Room D1
114 16th Street
Charlestown, MA  02129
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Sponsor: Kabbalah Center
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is integrating into treatment plans. By...

Cost: $12-$17 per class

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Ceneter
176 Jackson Road
Devens, MA  01434
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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Come hear Steven, M. Buggy, Corey and Scotty share their healing experiences with addiction and entheogens. Donation: $5 (We won’t turn you away if you can’t afford to pay.)...

Cost: $5

Where:
Make Shift
549 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA  02118
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Sponsor: It’s a Bob World
Telephone: 617-752-2481
Contact Name: Bob Cohen

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6 Week Series with Sherri Snyder-Roche Start your year with greater awareness. In Kundalini Yoga, we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the...

Cost: $90

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 East Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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Removing limiting beliefs and shaping your future with Julie Rost and Tracey Miller The new year brings forth a natural and truly beautiful human desire to seek more from life. But resolutions...

Cost: $150 (includes lunch)

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-969-8968
Contact Name: Brian Serven
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Reiki is a gentle energy healing method from Japan that anyone can learn. Reiki 1 is the basic Reiki attunement that allows people to work on family members, pets, plants and more. During class...

Cost: $150

Where:
Perfect Fit Pilates and Stretch
85 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA  01748
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Sponsor: Elder Grove Shamanic Healing
Telephone: 774-232-2343
Contact Name: Deb Fate-Mental
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Join Diane Lewis for a very special author event! Diane will be introducing her new book From Psychic to Soul. From Psychic to Soul is a reveal of how every person is psychic. How we already,...

Cost: Free

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Barnes & Noble
1 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
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Telephone: 617-645-6415
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