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The Feng Shui of Food

Feng shui and food correspond in many practical and essential ways, just like feng shui and money or feng shui and love.

Awaken Your Intuitive Relationship to Food

In today’s food-obsessed culture we’re inundated with people talking about the benefits of going vegan, eating gluten-free, removing sugar from our diets and more. While all these choices might be excellent health options, oftentimes they’re presented in the form of “guilt marketing.”

Healthy Eating: Roasties and Sea Salt

Roasties are so simple and delicious that they are regulars at my table. I serve them as side dishes, taco fillings, and even savory breakfasts in place of home fries. They’re a great accompaniment to non-vegetarian meals to encourage your family to eat more vegetables.

Never Too Late To Change The World: Why I Became Vegetarian At Age 86

Born in 1924 into a Jewish immigrant household in Brooklyn, I was raised on chicken soup, meatloaf, pot roast, gefilte fish, hamburgers, hot dogs, and steak. I loved them all, never questioning what the source of my food was.

Dignity, Democracy And Food: An Interview With Frances Moore Lappè

Somewhere between that hope and realism, Lappè exudes a passionate dedication to the idea that food is about more than filling stomachs sustainably – as she explains, it’s also about community, democracy, and human dignity.

New England Journal Of Medicine Article Calls For GMO Labels On Foods

A Perspective article published in the New England Journal of Medicine calls for the labeling of genetically modified foods. "We believe the time has come to revisit the United States' reluctance to label GM foods," writes Dr. Philip J. Landrigan...

5 Anti-Disease Properties Of Essential Spices In Your Diet

Small changes in our diet can help reduce risks of common lifestyle diseases. In the west, we are unaccustomed to include a lot of spices in our food, but here's why it is advisable that we start doing that.

8 Reasons Apple Cider Vinegar Is One Of The Most Powerful Health Tonics In Your Kitchen

The question is not what Apple Cider Vinegar can do, but what can't it do. As a folk remedy, it has been credited with curing everything from the flu to warts or sunburn to dandruff...

Urban Farming Is Booming In The US, But What Does It Really Yield?

Young farmers are, in increasing numbers, planting market gardens in cities, and “local” produce now fills grocery shelves across the US, from Walmart to Whole Foods, and is promoted in more than 150 nations around the world.

Dark Day in DC

By voting for the DARK Act, politicians voted against truth and transparency, against science, against the more than century-old right of states to legislate on matters relating to food safety and labeling.

Seed Libraries Fight for the Right to Share

State crackdowns heighten interest in this alternative to conglomerate farming...

The Real Reason General Mills Will Cut Fake Flavors from Cereals Like Trix and Lucky Charms

Breakfast behemoth General Mills, maker of Trix, Reese's Puffs and Lucky Charms, said Monday it plans to remove artificial colors and flavors from its cereals by 2017, becoming the latest food giant to swap out the additives in response to changing American tastes.

Why Buy Organic Maple Syrup?

Many people wonder why a seemingly natural product such as maple syrup would need to certified organic.

How to Pickle Beets

The simple and easy way to pickle your beets at home.

5 Incredibly Delicious Chain Restaurants You Should Never, Ever Eat At And 1 You Should But Can’t

Fast food is, to use a scientific phrase, tasty as all get out. But some chains, well. It's painful to admit, but they're bad for us.

Giving Away The Farm

You might think H.R. 1599 (DARK Act) is too outrageous to be taken seriously by any Congress member who believes in Democracy. But you’d be wrong.

Five Organic Farmers Need Your Help

Whole Foods has created their own Responsibly Grown rating system (Good, Better and Best) — often labeling conventional produce, with known agrochemical residues, as “Best” while labeling certified organic fruits and vegetables as only “Good” or, even worse, “Unrated.”

International Recipes From Your Summer Garden

Menu planning is easier when you learn about international foods and the ingredients and seasonings used in different regions.

A Closer Look At Animal‐Based Foods

You don’t need to be a sensitive animal lover to be moved by the gruesome violence inflicted on animals by typical farming operations. Even Julia Child, a staunch classical French chef, was moved to renounce veal...

EarthTalk: The Skinny on Dietary Fat

Going “fat-free” might seem like an effective, safe way to lose weight when considering that fat contains nine calories per gram, compared to four calories per gram in carbohydrates and proteins.

Deliciously Peaceful Recipes

Winter is the time for restoration of body, mind and spirit. Try this day’s worth of easy, unhurried recipes including fragrant herbs that help soothe an over-stressed mind and body.

Veganish: How Plant-Based Foods Can Work for Everyone

A reluctant, yet grateful omnivore speaks about humbly using animal products to heal her family in her new vegan cooking guide Veganish: The Omnivore’s Guide to Plant-Based Cooking.

The Fire Cider Trademark Debate

The owners of Shire City Herbals and Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center debate the trademark restriction of Fire Cider.

Book Review | The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen

What if making your favorite French toast required you to have a dairy cow roaming through your kitchen, a squawking egg-laying chicken roosting in your refrigerator and a full grown maple tree inside your house?

Book Review | The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-To-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle

Which sounds healthier and more enjoyable: a meal of restricted carbohydrates and fats, or a meal made from fresh seasonal ingredients harvested locally?

Cooking with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has hit the big time as a popular food item.

Food: The Weak Link Test Article

We are entering a new era of rising food prices and spreading hunger. On the demand side of the food equation, population growth, rising affluence, and the conversion of food into fuel for cars are combining to raise consumption by record amounts. On the supply side, extreme soil erosion, growing water shortages, and the earth’s rising temperature are making it more difficult to expand production.

Book Review: The Blender Girl: 100 Gluten-Free and Vegan Recipes

The plant based blender-inspired recipes for meals, snacks and desserts are tasty, gluten-free and vegan....

Love Chocolate, Love Self

It’s my belief that in order to have a healthy relationship with anything or anyone, including food, we have to be very honest, open, aware and present with what is real and alive in ourselves...

Let Food Heal Your Body — An interview with Dr. Brian Clement

For close to four decades, Brian Clement, Ph.D, NMD, LN, has stood at the forefront of the progressive health movement through his pioneering research on disease recovery...
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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.

Where:
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
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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Sponsor: Bliss Through Yoga
Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice
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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...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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Material medica, proper usage and preparation for medicinal purposes. An exploration of pain pathways and how to interrupt them.

Where:
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...

Where:
Margaretville, NY


Telephone: 845-586-3225
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