Tag Archives: health

Plants For A Low-Allergy Garden

  Flowering Plants: Azalea – Rhododendron Daffodil – Narcissus Day Lily – Hemerocallis Gladiolus – Gladiolus Snapdragon – Antirrhinum Small Shrubs/Bushes: Barberry Bush – Berberis vulgaris Big Leaf Hydrangea – Hydrangea grandiflora Coral Bells – Heuchera Daphne – Daphne Hosta (Plantain … Continue reading

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Herb Gardening 101 | Growing Herbs in Your Garden

As a garden enthusiast, I love growing all types of plants, but the plants that give me the most joy are herbs. It is astounding how many varieties there are and the many qualities they have and benefits they provide: … Continue reading

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10 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Summer has finally arrived and with it’s arrival the proliferation of the blood-sucking and possible disease-carrying garden foe: the mosquito. In my home garden, I typically place several types of plants to deter mosquitoes. Typically, I either plant them in … Continue reading

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What is Melilot? A Bee-Attracting Garden Plant

Photo via: Flickr Melilot (Melilotus officinalis), also known as Yellow Sweet Clover, is a non-native plant originating from Eurasia and brought to the US as fodder for animals and a cover crop to produce a bust of nitrogen to poor … Continue reading

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Benefits of Basil | A Fragrant Garden Herb

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Earth Day 2014 | Green Cities

“Green Cities” is the focus of the 44th annual observance of of Earth Day.

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Walmart to Sow Its Organic Wild Oats

The nation’s largest retailer and grocer enters the organic food rush.

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Truth in Labels | FDA No Longer Sweet on Honey

The Food and Drug Administration says it’s time to rethink honey labeling standards.

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Egg-ology | Organic Brown and White Eggs

Are organic eggs really better for you? Does it matter it they are white or brown? Our green product specialist Joyce Newman weighs in.

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MOM’s Organic Market Stands Against Lawn Chemicals

A feisty organic food store dedicated to protecting and restoring the environment urges the public to say no to chemically-maintained lawns.

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Bottoms Up | The Republic of Tea Biodynamic Teas

The most popular brewed beverage gets new healthy (for you and the planet) additions.

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Photo | A Serene Asian-Influenced Garden

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE Photo | A Garden Oasis in the City Photo | A Formal Garden in Eastern Europe Photo | A Parisian Luxury Hotel Garden and Dining Patio  

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ADA | Something NOT to Chew On

More bad news about what’s in our food and another reason to steer clear of as many pre-fab meals as possible.

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GMO A-Go-Go | A Video by Natural News

We stumbled across this short animated film and thought we’d share it. Enjoy! YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE 10 Organic Resolutions Worth Keeping for Life Sprouting | GMO Inside Sprouting | SPE Certified Food  

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Vitamin C May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Says

French scientists say eating fruits rich in Vitamin C could help reduce the risk of hemorrhagic stroke or bleeding in the brain.

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Edamam | Recipes for Every Diet, Taste and Lifestyle

Balanced, low-fat, low sugar, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan…Edamam has it.

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Chemical Cuisine | A Toxic Food Additive to Avoid

Yet another potentially dangerous food additive “generally recognized as safe” by the FDA.

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Healthier, Earth-Friendly Valentine’s Day Chocolates

Green product watcher Joyce Newman shares which chocolate brands are healthy for the environment and your body.

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Cancer-linked Coloring Agent Found in Soda Pop

One of the chemicals that gives cola and other dark soda their rich brown hue is a potential carcinogen, according to Consumer Reports. GV’s Joyce Newman explains.

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How Safe is Your Organic Chicken?

Scientists say organic chicken is no healthier than conventionally raised, but it is less likely to be contaminated by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Joyce Newman, our expert on organic food and green product labels, weighs in on the latest research.

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Ginger and Cinnamon | Natural Healing Herbs

HERBAL MEDICINE What it is: The use of flowers, leaves, roots, stems, bark and other natural materials to treat ailments, which has been done since prehistoric times. Today, about 25 percent of the ingredients in pharmaceutical drugs come from medicinal … Continue reading

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