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Produce 101: Farmers Markets and Beyond

Produce 101: Farmers Markets and Beyond How many times as a child did you hear, "eat your vegetables!"? While that’s still something you should be doing (at least seven servings a day), it’s important to understand what happens in between planting those seeds and getting to your dinner table.  Read More

On 7/27/2017

The Wellness Woman: Perfume Substitutes

The Wellness Woman: Perfume Substitutes Even if you can’t name the brand, you can probably remember exactly what your mother’s perfume smelled like when you were a kid. Our sense of smell is linked with memory even more so than our other senses. We have very emotional responses to scent, biologically and socially, so of course we care about what we smell like. Something we should probably care a little more about? The chemicals we’re putting on and in our bodies for the sake of a signature scent. Here’s how you can go all-natural with no worry!  Read More

On 5/08/2017

Should You Stop Buying Canola Oil?

Should You Stop Buying Canola Oil? Pop “canola oil” into Google and you’ll find an entire stream of contradictory information. Some websites and well-known health-conscious companies will tout the benefits of canola oil, while other prominent health experts will tell you, in no uncertain terms, “Stop using it!”  Read More

On 2/02/2017

The Shake Out on Sodium, Part II

The Shake Out on Sodium, Part II
If you caught some of the recent studies on sodium—you may be left confused at whether you should increase or decrease your current sodium intake. We’re here to help clear this up a bit. Read More

On 6/29/2015

The Shake Out on Sodium, Part I

The Shake Out on Sodium, Part I
Most people know that too much sodium is a bad thing, but the body needs a certain level to maintain proper function. So before you lock away your salt shaker, take a look at some of the basics about sodium and health and read Part II to learn whether the 2013 study on health problems caused by low sodium affects you. Read More

On 6/28/2015

The Basics on Essential Oils

The Basics on Essential Oils
Have you jumped in on the essential oil craze? Lavender, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree … Many people have made essential oils part of their everyday beauty, cleaning or wellness routine. In fact, essential oil sales in the U.S. have boomed over the last few years to nearly half a billion dollars annually. If you haven’t given them a shot yet—or even if you’re a devoted user—check out some of the basics on essential oils and a few interesting things you may not have known.  Read More

On 5/11/2015

Eight More Reasons to Quit Smoking

Eight More Reasons to Quit Smoking
Did you know if you smoke, you should quit? Of course you know that. This topic is not a new one—but there have been some recent developments you should know about if you smoke or love someone who smokes. Read More

On 2/18/2015

What’s Hiding in Your Kitchen May Hurt You

What’s Hiding in Your Kitchen May Hurt You
You may select whole foods and put careful thought into preparing healthy meals for your family. But did you know that everyday items in your kitchen have the potential to make your family sick? Don’t risk it. Learn about common places toxins lurk in your kitchen and how to limit your family's exposure. Read More

On 8/24/2014

How to Start ‘Eating Clean’

How to Start Eating Clean
There’s been a lot of talk about ‘clean eating’ or ‘eating clean’—and hopefully this movement is here to stay.Talk about ‘clean’ foods began to crop up in the mid-1990’s; this was right when people began to question their food products, ingredients and sources, and health foods stores started popping up and gaining more customers. Now the term has become more commonplace—and rightfully so. While there aren’t hard and fast rules to follow, per se, there are some definite guidelines to know. Read More

On 2/04/2014

Ditch the Diet Soda

Ditch the Diet Soda
We’re sure you’ve heard the warning: Diet soda (or pop!) is not good for your health—but do you know why? Learn what’s really in your can of pop, some of the dangers associated with these ingredients and why you should avoid artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Read More

On 1/27/2014