You’re trying to eat healthy, and you know that means choosing plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. But as you wander the aisles of your local market, checking out the fresh produce, meats, and dairy products, you realize there’s another choice to make: Should you buy organic? [Read more…] about Is Organic Food Better for You? | By Pamela Donegan
Summary -Certain foods are especially good at protecting the brain. Here’s how to stay sharp. Crossword puzzle alone won’t save you brain and protect it from aging, though they will help. So will the right foods. Some edibles are especially good at protecting the brain delicate nerve cells and blood vessels from the damage that accompany aging. [Read more…] about Top Ten Smart Foods | By Carlin Flora
A) Locating lye and safety precautions The following may frighten you, but I promise that thousands of people make soap everyday without mishap. You need to know all the dangers present in order to avoid trouble. If you can get past the following warnings–you are destined to make soap!
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A seat, an armrest, a door handle which is comfortable to hold, a terrace shaded from the heat, a flower growing just along the entrance where I can bend down and smell it as I pass . . . so that I know, with a small leap of the heart, that I am back again – Christopher Alexander [Read more…] about The Western Guide to Feng Shui – Room by Room | By Terah Kathryn Collins
Your life is linked from moment to moment by scents from the perfume or cologne that you put on after your shower, to the coffee brewing in the kitchen, to the fresh breeze as you reach outside for the morning paper. The smells that make up your day are not always pleasant, however. A blast of exhaust fumes and garbage left too long in the can are sharp reminders of the more unseemly side of life. But it is this wide range of smells that helps create the intricate and detailed fabric of daily life. [Read more…] about The Essence of Feng Shui – Balancing Your Body, Home, and Life with Fragrance | By Jami Lin
I finally have what I consider a suitable response to the good people who call us at the Research Farm and say, “I want to garden organically. Where do I start?” My response comes in a format that I hope will prove memorable to you: a glimpse into the life and garden of a masterly Master Gardener, Brother Placid of New Melleray Abbey. [Read more…] about A Trappist Monk Offers Tips for Beginning Organic Gardeners | By Emily Gatch
What’s organic anyway? There are no national guidelines to tell how natural a personal care product really is. Lisa LaBarre has been filling up her shopping cart with organic food every week for more than two years. In the past six months, she has expanded the amount of organic products in her life, switching from regular skin-and body-care products to organic brands. [Read more…] about Body Care Products – How Can You Tell If They’re Really Organic? | By Lisa LaBarre