Monthly Archives: December 2013


Three Simple Reasons to Go Organic

With a new year getting started, it’s a safe bet that many people are listing either “eating healthier” or “being healthier” as one of their resolutions. For the more resolute, this may include starting a home garden project or even joining a community garden, but for most of us it more likely means opting for …

How to Dine With Friends When You’re Dieting

The life of a dieter is filled with awkward moments—your friends order apps for the table and you can’t eat. . . any of them. You’re at a dinner party and almost nothing served fits in with your meal plan. Take heart, noble dieter. It doesn’t have to be this way! Follow these steps to …

10 Things to be Thankful for This New Year

We really do lead charmed lives. Compared to the richest kings 100 years ago, we lived more luxuriously and with more convenience in 2013.  Do you know what you’re thankful for this New Year? In case you’ve not yet compiled your list, check out ours. See any similarities? 10. Modern kitchen appliances – Modern appliances …

Can Vitamins Substitute for Fruits and Veggies?

It would be highly convenient—who among us never eats anything less the than ideal food at every meal? Let she who’s never touched a cupcake, pizza slice or alcoholic beverage cast the first stone. But this brings more questions: which vitamins should you be taking? How frequently? Is there such a thing as too much …

Unintended Consequences: How the DDT Ban Causes Millions to Die From Malaria

In 1874, an organic compound called DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) was first synthesized. The Swiss chemist Paul Hermann Müller discovered in 1939 that it was useful as an insecticide—namely, to kill the mosquitoes that spread malaria. This lead to its widespread use in World War II, protecting civilians and troops from malaria and typhus. The world was …

The 5 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Making You Smell Bad

You already know that eating copious amounts of garlic will leave a tell-tale scent in your wake, but garlic isn’t the only food that reveals what you ate for dinner last night. Different foods (and drinks) escape your body as smell in various ways. The following five substances join with garlic as some of the …

What a Fruit or Veggie’s Color Says About its Nutritional Content

Color-coding makes things so much easier. Differently colored highlighter markers, stickers and folders conveniently tell us what we need to know, when we need to know it. If only eating healthy were so convenient. . . Or is it already, and we just haven’t noticed? Mother nature has given us a bit of a gift. …

Why You Need to Stop Drinking Fluoridated Water

You’ve been told that it’s smart to drink fluoridated water because it strengthens your teeth. It’s said that drinking fluoride helps prevent cavities and is totally safe. If that’s the case, why does your fluoride toothpaste come with the warning If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a …