Monthly Archives: June 2013


Raw Food Diet Versus Detox Juice Cleanse: Which Is Healthier?

Those of us who love healthy food tips have recently seen publicity for the detox juice cleanse skyrocket. Word is spreading about the health benefits a cleanse provides, and dieters are starting to take notice. But the detox juice cleanse isn’t the only diet that’s been lighting up the sky recently – the raw food …

What is the 100-Mile Diet?

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to leave processed food behind and just live off the land around you? Can you picture a life of fresh local vegetables and fruit instead of pre-packed dinners shipped halfway across the country? It’s hard to believe that it’s even possible today, but getting everything …

Are These 10 Fake Food Items On Your Shopping List?

Early in 2013, when horse DNA was discovered in beef samples throughout the European Union, people all over the world began to talk about food fraud. They were shocked and disgusted to learn that that 47 French beef products contained horse and that almost 2% of British samples showed traces of an animal painkiller banned …

10 Tips for Conserving Water

It’s no exaggeration to say that researching tips for conserving water is one of most important things you can do if you practice green living and want to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Thinking of water as a limited resource on our mostly-blue planet might seem strange until you stop to consider that 99% of …

What is the Impact of Overfishing on Your Favorite Seafood?

After hearing so much about the environmental damage caused by livestock, sustainable food fans can be forgiven for thinking that seafood is the way to go. After all, we don’t cut down rainforests to raise wild salmon, and sea bass don’t eat grain that might otherwise go to the needy. Because the ocean is naturally …

How Does the U.S. Farm Bill Affect Sustainable Food?

With Congressional approval ratings somehow hitting a new low every year, you don’t need to explain why you might’ve tuned out debate over the federal Farm Bill. Even hardcore supporters of sustainable food probably lack the time and energy to keep up with the House and the Senate as they work to pass this huge …

What Is the “Vegan Before Six” Diet?

Dieters with a special interest in environmental stewardship take note: the “Vegan Before Six” diet might be the one you’ve been waiting for. In his new book, “VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health…for Good,” food journalist Mark Bittman details how health warnings from his doctor led him to a …

4 Great Ideas for Growing Your Own Food

If you’re interested in green living ideas, you’ve probably considered growing your own food at one time or another. You’ve probably planted some rosemary and dill around the patio, or maybe a few pepper plants. If the thought of being able to eat organic produce right out of your own backyard really makes you feel …