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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.

Creamy Dairy-Free Macaroni And Cheese

When it comes to healthy living and eating foods that fuel us, the bottom line is just keeping it real.

Ridiculously Good Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin spice cookies are a great way to celebrate fall!

Fenugreek – An Herb With Impressive Health Benefits

Fenugreek is a natural herb that has many benefits for your health and well-being. It has played a key role in alternative medicine for thousands of years.

In This Food Desert, Kids Learn To Farm Veggies—Out Of The Back Of A Truck

For the past year, the Food Literacy Project in Louisville, Kentucky, has sent its garden-on-wheels to local food deserts, connecting people to healthy eating and changing the lives of young people.

Fermented Vs. Unfermented Soy: Which Is Better?

One of the biggest misconceptions about soy that persists even today is that it’s a health food. While that statement may be partially correct, for the most part, it’s a misleading and dangerous myth.

Urban Foraging: Weeds You Can Eat

6 edible weeds that can provide protein, reduce anxiety—or even predict the weather.

How Three U.S. Mini-farms Are Sowing The Seeds Of Global Food Security

Tiny, biointensive operations show smallholder farmers from around the world how they can grow far more food than conventional approaches.

Vani Hari And The Food Revolution

Vani Hari, also known as The Food Babe, discovered first hand the extraordinary power of social media when she launched her blog foodbabe.com in 2011 to educate others about the hidden toxins in our food.

A Quick Guide To Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating is a philosophy of eating that makes you the expert of your body and its hunger signals. Essentially, it is the opposite of a traditional diet.

19 Food Films To Inform And Inspire

If you’re craving good films on the food system, Food Tank has put together a list of documentaries and films to inspire, educate, and give viewers some food for thought. Each film explores a different topic in food and agriculture, some with a dash of social equality or a splash of health awareness.

Researchers Find Biological Explanation For Wheat Sensitivity

A new study may explain why people who do not have celiac disease or wheat allergy nevertheless experience a variety of gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms after ingesting wheat and related cereals.

What Is Quinoa? One Of The World’s Healthiest Foods

Quinoa is an ancient South American grain that was largely ignored for centuries. Interestingly, it was only recently noticed by the rest of the world and hailed as a “superfood” due to its high nutritional content.

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.
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January 28, 2020

Nighttime dreams can cause vague dissatisfaction or deep unease. The Pisces Moon is conjunct Neptune and testing Mars. Breathe. Relax. Be sure to consume only healthy foods and drink. Slow down and be careful if you’re on the road overnight, when Mars’…
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January 2020

What is an animal totem/power animal? Does everyone have them? Do animals communicate with us? Join us! Get these questions answered and more. We will explore the world of animals, learn how...

Cost: $65

Where:
Private Office
Andover, MA


Sponsor: Diana Harris
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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Come shine with us! Join us in harmony and in our goal to bring the light of Spiritualism forward to all those who are searching.

Where:
VFW Post 2597
775 Boston Rd, Rt 3A
Billerica, MA
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Sponsor: The Spiritualist Fellowship Church Of New England
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Join the Initiating Inspiration Book Club, a partnership with the Waltham Public Library and the Agape Spiritual Community. We are reading Evicted by Matthew Desmond. Copies of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3429
Contact Name: Louise Goldstein
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Discover Beauty. Discover Goodness. Discover Yourself. Your soul’s gifts are waiting. Breathe. Find stillness. The spark you need to ignite your life is here, within. Max Meditation...

Cost: $15

Where:
Modern Mystery School Boston
132 Charles St
3rd Floor
Auburndale, MA  02466
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Sponsor: Modern Mystery School Boston
Telephone: 617-694-0994
Contact Name: Jordan Bain
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2nd and 4th Monday of every month This psychic message circle is for anyone wishing to raise their connection using their psychic centers known as the “clairs.” Learn how to use...

Cost: $20

Where:
Messages From Heaven Healing and Learning Center
646 Central Street
Suite 3
Leominster, MA
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Join us for this special evening with Magdalena of My Metaphysical Maven. The topic is fear and anxiety and how to tell what's anxiety versus what's a message from the universe. We'll...

Cost: Free

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: Waltham Public Library
Telephone: 781-314-3441
Contact Name: Debora Hoffman
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Did you know that practicing energetic hygiene plays an important role in maintaining a healthy mind, body, spirit and even your home? Everything is made up of energy including us! Energy can...

Cost: $10

Where:
Center For Inner Wellness
26B Main Street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center For Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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January 29–March 25 With Jody Daniels, MBA and Natalia Cepeda, MA Why take Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)? To better manage your stress and enhance...

Cost: $600–$650

Where:
CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
1035 Cambridge St
Suite 21A
Cambridge, MA  02141
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Telephone: 617-591-6132
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Join the Marion Institute for our Winter Film Series, a curated line-up of health documentaries that will change the way you think about food, medicine, and disease. Each film will be followed...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Luke’s Hospital McBratney Amphitheater
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA  02740
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Sponsor: Marion Institute
Telephone: 508-748-0816
Contact Name: Patti Rego
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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: $40

Where:
Friends Meeting House
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: Allen Howell, M.Ed. LMHC
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A fundraising evening of song, stories, and slideshow honoring the migrants seeking political asylum in the US. Co-sponsored by the Peace and Justice group of Cambridge Friends...

Where:
Cambridge Friends Meeting House
(in the Friends Rm)
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge , MA  02138
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January 31–February 2, 2020 Enjoy heart-opening talks, music, spiritual discussion, connect with like-minded people. Free and open to the public. Attend any or all sessions.  Guest...

Where:
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
Springfield, MA


Telephone: (508) 754-9042
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Led by Chuck Raffoni ( E-RYT200) named a “person making postiive change in the world for the LGBTQ Community” by Pride Connections and featured on NBC's Today Show for...

Cost: $50

Where:
The Athlete's Yoga
Woburn, MA


Sponsor: www.yogawithchuck.com
Contact Name: Chuck
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Participate in the fourth annual Lincoln Holistic Wellness Fair!  Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 11:00am–5:00pm in Lincoln, Massachusetts The Lincoln Holistic Wellness Fair...

Cost: $50

Where:
The Pierce House
17 Weston Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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This free event showcases an impressive variety of wellness practitioners offering complimentary sample treatments, short classes, demos, presentations, and healthy treats. Mark your calendars...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Pierce House
17 Weston Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur

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Get a personal teaching for Brother Granite's new Visionary Shamanism Tarot. This class includes the new Visionary Shamanism Tarot deck as well a 90 minute one on one class with Brother Granite...

Cost: $80

Where:
407 Deans Plaza
407 Rte 44
The Enchanted Forest Taunton
Raynham, MA  02767
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Sponsor: Brother Granite
Telephone: 774-208-6195
Contact Name: Granite
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