Monthly Archives: July 2013


10 Great Ways To Make a Healthy Smoothie

Is there a more delicious way to beat the summer heat than blending up a bunch of fresh fruit to make a healthy smoothie? That’s as good as it gets in our book, and not just because it’s the perfect way to chill out. A milkshake will cool you down just as effectively as a …

Is Bikram Yoga the Secret to Andy Murray’s Success?

Is Bikram yoga your key to peak physical performance? Tennis superstar Andy Murray seems to think so, and his advice is extra-meaningful in the wake of a historic championship. Murray won the 2013 Wimbledon men’s singles trophy this past weekend in London. It was the 26-year-old’s second Grand Slam title, but this was much more …

5 Shocking Facts About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Although it’s been a food additive for more than 35 years, finding out the facts about high fructose corn syrup can be tricky. Emotions run high when agricultural lobbyists argue with sustainable food advocates over our sweetener addiction, and this debate doesn’t exactly encourage truth-telling. As a result, consumers struggle to decide where they stand. …

7 Dangerous Substances in Your Tap Water

Organic living proponents believe that clean water is an important part of a sustainable lifestyle, and water contamination is a big concern for the sustainable food movement as well. After all, if your town is built on a river you can’t use, you’ve gotta expend resources to get that water from elsewhere. But the details …

7 Tips for Eating Gluten Free

Let’s just get this out of the way at the start: eating gluten free is not easy. Shopping becomes a major chore, emergency meals on the go are dicey (at best) and eating out can be a headache. You have to avoid many traditional comfort foods or devise workarounds, and for many, that’s the hardest …

10 Edible Plants You Totally Ignore

What would you say if someone told you that your backyard is teeming with edible plants, even though you don’t have a garden? Would it shock you to learn that we often needlessly throw away the stems, leaves and roots of some of our favorite fruits and vegetables? Even sustainable food experts might be surprised …

5 Tips to Make Your New Compost Pile a Success

If you’re a sustainable lifestyle fan who hasn’t yet started a compost pile, you’re probably haunted by the knowledge that you’re sending a garbage can full of food scraps and yard debris to the landfill every week. Starting a compost pile is the obvious answer to overburdened landfills, but answering the where, when, why and …

Why Are We Eating Pink Slime?

That ground beef you purchased at your favorite grocery store might have contained it. If you’ve picked up a hamburger from a fast food joint in the past decade, you’ve almost definitely eaten some. Your kids might have even had it mixed in with their school lunches. The company that makes the stuff has a …