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16 Easy Ways To Eat More Fiber

Getting enough fiber is important for your health. For one, it can reduce constipation and help with weight loss and maintenance. It may also lower cholesterol levels, as well as your risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Should Food Sharing Be Illegal?

In 2014, 90-year-old World War II veteran Arnold Abbott was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for feeding the homeless. The city had recently passed a controversial ordinance that restricts where charitable groups can feed the homeless on public property.

Interview With Joseph Simcox, The Botanical Explorer

Joseph Simcox is a world food plant ecologist and ethnobotanist who travels the globe identifying, documenting, and tasting thousands of food plants. He traverses the wilderness, interviews villagers, and searches markets around the world for underutilized crops and wild species.

What Is Jaggery And What Benefits Does It Have?

Jaggery is a sweetener that’s becoming popular as a “healthy” replacement for sugar. What’s more, this sweetener has been given a serious health halo. It’s often referred to as a “superfood sweetener.”

All Families Deserve Access To Healthy Food

Thrive Market has launched a petition to ask the USDA to allow foodstamps to be used online. It’s an issue that affects 46 million Americans – many of whom have no access to healthy food.

Everything You Need To Know About Pulses

The United Nations has declared 2016 the year of pulses, which is much less complicated than it seems when you realize that pulses include many of the foods you’re already familiar with, including peas, lentils, chickpeas, beans, and broad beans.

5 Innovative Solutions To Food Deserts

Food deserts are places where it is difficult to buy fresh food. Numerous solutions to get food into these deserts are being piloted, with some of the most exciting and effective ones being created by grassroots initiatives working directly with the communities they serve.

Sprouting: How To Grow Sprouts At Home For Low Cost Nutritious Meals

Sprouting at home is a simple way to lower your food costs, increase the amount of raw food in your diet, and be assured that the sprouts you eat are safe.

Salmonella Alert: The Worst Chicken You Can Eat

Antibiotic-resistant infections affect 2 million Americans annually, leading to the death of at least 23,000. Even more die from complications related to the infections, and the numbers are steadily growing.

13 Clever Tips For Mindful Eating

On average, you make more than 200 decisions about food each day. However, you’re only aware of a small fraction of them. The rest are performed by your unconscious mind, and can lead to so-called mindless eating.

Did Your State Make The Top 10 List For Its Commitment To Local Food?

Vermont once again tops all the other states in terms of their commitment to local food, according to the 2016 Locavore Index.

Grow Full Size Fruits In A Fraction Of The Area With Bonsai Trees

Bon sai is an art that has been practiced in Asia for many centuries. It isn’t genetically altered to make it smaller. Bonsai trees are grown from the same seeds as trees that grow to full size. They are grown in small containers and trimmed and trained so that they remain small and elegant.

What Small Farms Need To Compete With Corporate Food

Most small farms have to follow the same rules as big corporate ones. In Maine, flexible food ordinances have increased the number of small farmers.

Edamame Spring

Edamame are young soybeans that are harvested before they harden. These unripened, green soybeans are tender, soft, and high in protein with a delicate flavor. They are also a rich source of fiber, omega fatty acids, calcium, iron and vitamins C and A.

Spiralizing: The Fun And Easy Way To Make Pasta!

Like other foodies, I love a good kitchen gadget! A few years ago, I added spiralizers (also known as spiral slicers) to my collection of kitchen equipment, and I’m so glad that I did!

10 Ways to Celebrate the International Year of Pulses

2016 is the United Nations International Year of Pulses (IYP). Pulses, or grain legumes, include 12 crops such as dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas, and lentils, which are high in protein, fiber, and micronutrients.

How Artificial Sweeteners Affect Blood Sugar and Insulin

Sugar is a hot topic in nutrition. Cutting back can improve your health and help you lose weight. Replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners is one way to do that…

Introducing The Food Rescue Locator

The Food Rescue Locator helps provide information to food donors and connects them with organizations in need. The Locator shows location, hours of operation, type of food recovered, contact information, and other information.

It’s Strawberry Season! Enjoy Them As Nature Intended

This week EWG released the 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, including the annually updated EWG Dirty Dozen™ list. For the first time ever, strawberries leads the list for the product with the highest number of pesticide residues, displacing apples, which headed the list for the last five years running.

The 10 Worst Foods To Eat In The Morning

Eating an unhealthy breakfast can be far worse than not eating at all. Here are the 10 worst foods you can eat in the morning.

Beans 101 – Cheap, Nutritious and Super Healthy

Beans have a lot going for them. For starters, they’re inexpensive, simple to prepare and a great addition to many dishes. They’re also a delicious way to load up on fiber and plant-based protein.

Food Companies Plan To Label GMOs—But Is There More To The Story?

The world’s largest food corporations have spent hundreds of millions of dollars (some of it illegally) to avoid being required to label the genetically engineered ingredients in their products.

Two Billion People Eat Insects And You Can Too

Crickets and other edible insects are delicious, environmentally sound and high in nutritional value.

Eating Natural For Better Health

Perhaps no health topic is subject to more controversy than dieting. There are raw diets, organic diets, and countless others, all available to any health-conscious person.

EarthTalk: Non-stick Cookware Alternatives

Dear EarthTalk: I’m in the market for a new set of non-stick cookware for my kitchen, and I’m wondering which type is healthiest?

Mexico’s Soda Tax May Offer Solutions For The Country’s High Obesity Rate

Recent research reveals that the Soda Tax passed into law in 2014 in Mexico, may reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in the country.

Curbing Cravings: Can Kitchen Chaos Influence Cookie Consumption?

Anyone who has ever tried to cut back on sweets has probably heard that all it takes is “mind over matter.”

Family Farming: Bucolic Myth vs. Economic Reality

Why does superior food production generate inferior income?

Bringing Purity Back Into The Seafood Industry

Seafood is packed full of important nutrients, proteins, vitamins and omega-3s. But lurking in our oceans is a hidden poison that is corrupting the purity of the world’s seafood supply — mercury.

Healthy Eating: Basic Techniques For Cooking Success

It’s wise to take note of nutritional recommendations and trends, but the best guide will probably be your own body’s messages, telling you what it needs and how your diet and lifestyle are faring.
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June 24, 2018

Attending Sunday services, a family get together or meet up with like-minded friends can brighten the morning hours. Taking a drive is another good option. By late morning the waxing Scorpio Moon is void of course. Life slows, which is just fine for…
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June 2018

The largest event of its kind in Western Mass. Bringing together practitioners, providers, merchandisers, all metaphysical, spiritual, holistic and new age offerings. Readers, healing modalities,...

Cost: $5

Where:
Storrowton Carriage House and grounds
1305 Memorial Dr.
West Springfield, MA  01089
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Telephone: 413-732-9700
Contact Name: Dianna Robinson

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Do you desire more connection and intimacy? This experiential workshop is the missing link to consensual dating and conscious relationships. Whether you are single or come with your partner, you...

Cost: $147/person

Where:
Watertown Center for Healing Arts
22 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Conscious Intimacy
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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Strawberry Moon - Healing herbs for women's health Part II Herbs for common imbalances. Please email rjrcnm@gmail.com if interested. Attendees will receive address upon enrollment. ...

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

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Jefferson, MA


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Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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What better way to end a busy day than with a little bliss. We'll support your body right where it is today and help you to open your spine to find more movement and flexibility. Begin and end...

Cost: $18

Where:
Body Love Wellness Center
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Telephone: 508-331-3564
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June 28 - July 1, 2018 Flying Phoenix Qigong II is an intensive workshop-retreat that teaches Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Chi (Fei Feng San Gung), a rare and...

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Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Material medica, proper usage and preparation for medicinal purposes. An exploration of pain pathways and how to interrupt them.

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Boston School of Herbal Studies
Arlington, MA


Telephone: 781-646-6319
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June 30 - July 5, 2018 Plant Spirit Medicine as Spiritual Exploration and Discovery This course is for those who wish to explore the natural world and discover themselves. You may be a...

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Margaretville, NY


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