Why Gardening Makes you Happier & Smarter


  photo: Lee Sayer with Aimee British study shows gardening can ward off depression and improve your mood If you’re feeling a little down, don’t reach for a glass of wine – grab your trowel and head to the flowerbeds instead. A spot of gardening will lift your spirits, a study … Continue reading

5 Common Spices that Destroy Diseases


Over the recent years we have been moving further away from the pharmaceutical industry by taking small steps, if you recollect we did an article on how to cure a child from common ailments using an extract from five leaves. But today I’ve cooked up a bunch of spices and common food ingredients … Continue reading

Top 5 plant based foods that improve your digestion


(NaturalNews) Digestive health could easily be touted as one of the most important aspects of your health. Unfortunately, our digestive systems have been compromised due to a highly refined and nutrient deficient food supply, various toxins, and stress. The good news is that digestive balance can be restored by eliminating … Continue reading

Storing Fruit & Vegetables Without Plastic


Plastic bags and cling wrap may be popular containers for storing food, but there are better, less-wasteful options. Here are some storing tips to keep produce fresh (in and out of the refrigerator) as long as possible. Apples—Store on a cool counter or shelf for up to two weeks. For … Continue reading

21 reasons why forests are important

Sunlight filters through a forest in Union Wood near Ballygawley, Ireland. (Photo: Mark Carthy/Shutterstock) Forests cover a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the planet’s densest, most diverse collections of life. They support countless species as well as 1.6 billion human livelihoods, yet humans … Continue reading

This Story About Cheap Wine Might Make You Gag

Editorial Update: The origins of this story have been called into question, and the post has been updated to reflect that. America loves Trader Joe’s Two-Buck Chuck (or should we say Three-Buck?), because it’s cheap, palatable, and . . . did we say cheap? That’s reason enough for people to … Continue reading

Pesticides on Produce


Air Date: Week of August 15, 2014 LISTEN HERE: http://www.loe.org/content/2014-08-15/Pesticides-on-Produce.mp3 Tomatoes of all colors from Amy Goldman’s garden (Photo: Joanna Rifkin) Tomatoes of all colors from Amy Goldman’s garden (Photo: Joanna Rifkin) An apple a day may keep the doctor away but it comes spiked with a cocktail of chemical … Continue reading

Eight Health WARNINGS Your Fingernails May Be Sending

Select Language​▼ Fingernails and disease don’t go together in most minds… but they should. Your fingernails can give you valuable health warnings and signal the presence of serious disease. Take a good long look at your nails. Hold a hand level with your nose about a foot out from your … Continue reading

What Does It Mean When 37 Million Bees Drop Dead?

S IT MEAN WHEN 37 MILLION BEES DROP DEA It means we’re in big trouble. David Schuit, an Canadian beekeeper out of Ontario, lost all of his hives suddenly. Why? Because a nearby farm planted some corn. But how the hell does corn kill millions of bees? It’s not the … Continue reading

800 Scientists Demand Global GMO “Experiment” End

Did you hear about the 800 esteemed scientists who came together and demanded the production of genetically modified crops and products be stopped? Scientists who called on world powers to re-evaluate the future of agriculture and seek sustainability rather than corporate profits? Don’t be surprised if you haven’t, as the mainstream media won’t … Continue reading