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How To Shift To A More Plant-Based Diet, Without The Guilt

A compassionate and shame-free approach could help encourage omnivores who are maybe not on board the vegan train to reduce their meat consumption, says bestselling author Kathy Freston.

Kale Near Top Of ‘Dirty Dozen’ Produce List

The Dirty Dozen list of produce items with the highest pesticide residues that comes out annually included kale this year — the first time in a decade that the beloved leafy green has made the list.

Tomatoes Fight Cancer And Reduce Inflammation

A new study adds to mounting evidence that lycopene in tomatoes reduces fatty liver disease, inflammation, and the development of cancer.

10 Plant Forward Cookbooks That Make Greener Eating Easier

Having a diet that is more plant forward may have environmental benefits, according to recent reports and many world-renowned chefs have taken note of the importance of plants because they add flavor and color to dinner tables.

Arsenic In Your Fruit Juice? Tests Say Yes.

Are there heavy metals lurking in your fruit juice? Yes, according to a recent analysis by Consumer Reports (CR). CR tested 45 fruit juices in four popular flavors—apple, grape, pear and fruit blends—sold in the U.S. and found “elevated levels” of arsenic, cadmium and lead.

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.
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May 26, 2019

During the wee hours of the morning the Moon arrives in Pisces. Moods grow fickle and sensitivities increase. Imaginations are also fertile as a lunar sextile to Uranus implores and inspires curious souls to explore new horizons. The uneasy Last Quarter…
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May 2019

Sunday afternoon: 3–4:30pm at Hillside Herbals Healing herbs for women's health part I: tonic herbs for hormonal balance—normal cycling and aging. Rachel has created a 10...

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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Sunday Reiki treatments with Reiki master and practitioner Linda Simons in Brookline, MA. Start your week off on a more balanced note with a Reiki treatment on a Sunday afternoon. Please join me...

Cost: Sliding Scale $25-45

Where:
233 Harvard Street
Suite 36
Brookline, MA  02446
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Telephone: 617-304-2205
Contact Name: Linda Simons
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This is a light fun evening to help get you going into the summer season. This evening we will be discussing and working with Geraniums and Pelargoniums. We will be discussing the plants, their...

Cost: $ 20 includes material, pre-reg required

Where:
Brookside Farms
8 Mammoth Rd
Sute #A
Pelham, NH  03076
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Instructor: Pam Driscoll Wednesdays, April 17, May 8, 22, June 5, 19, 6:30pm–7:30pm Join us for the Mid-Week Meditation Sampler at Creative Spirit…an opportunity to pause,...

Cost: $20 per class

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Telephone: 781-797-0389
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Be An “Eat to Thrive” Graduate This Summer. Come to an introductory class for the summer session from June 6–August 15 in Point of Pines, Revere, MA. Congratulations to the...

Cost: Free—all are welcome!

Where:
Point of Pines
Revere, MA


Sponsor: Eat to Thrive
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Activists and artists will create inspiring chalk imagery encouraging kindness to animals On May 31, people around the world will gather to create colorful chalk imagery promoting compassion for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Worcester City Common
Worcester, MA  01604


Telephone: 617-5430189
Contact Name: Melissa Scher
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Experience the process to a past life. Learn why it is beneficial and potentially: Clear emotional trauma and physical issues Calm feelings of stress and/or sadness Get insight into...

Cost: $50

Where:
Voice of Clay
16 Meetinghouse Hill Rd
Brookline , NH  03033
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Sponsor: Voice of Clay
Telephone: 603-672-2626
Contact Name: Wendy
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You do not need any musical background but please be sure to register early! Class is limited to 16 students. 6-hole flutes in G are provided for use during class. You are welcome to bring...

Cost: $35

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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Learn an intro to the magick and science of dowsing. Tools, techniques for information, clearing, balancing, healing, and more. Bob will introduce you to dowsing and basic radiesthesia,...

Cost: Class is $45

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Suite #A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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In celebration of ushering in the Strawberry Moon Cycle and we will be doing a new moon planting. This is a great opportunity to literally sow the seeds for some of our other upcoming workshops...

Cost: Pre-reg $35, $40 at the door, materials included

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Sute #A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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June 1–2 Join other like-minded seekers as we take a journey through the concepts of the new Earth paradigm, higher self and soul sovereignty, ascension mechanics, and spiritual alchemy.

Where:
Chester, VT


Telephone: (617) 366-6042
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Using Lessons from Music to Harmonize Your Life You know how you want to show up in the world—expressing yourself through your essence, centered in your heart, effective in your life and...

Cost: $90 prepaid by May 30th, $100 at the door

Where:
Center at Westwoods
590 Gay Street
Westwoods, MA
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Telephone: 617-784-4426
Contact Name: Janet Kessenich
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May 4–June 8, 2019 Saturdays 10am–11:30am Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is a healing martial art using breath and movement. It is just one way to stay young and healthy. It...

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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