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An Organic Conversation is the preeminent site on the web for those wanting to live an organic lifestyle. Through thoughtful and informative journalism, we hope to enrich your health and your lives while helping to protect the planet. An Organic Conversation also has a weekly podcast and radio show that features lifestyle segments to inspire health, sustainability, and mindfulness through interviews with authors, filmmakers, non-profits, and changemakers. Hosted by Ecologist and Organic Food Advocate Helge Hellberg.

Animal Companionship Has Scientific Proven Benefit to Our Health

Anyone who has ever loved an animal knows the sublime quality of a relationship built upon unconditional love. Increasing evidence suggests that beyond the bonds of companionship, human-animal relationships can also be life-saving. Tune in to learn about how animals…

A New Preschool Uses Outdoor Classrooms to Make Education Affordable

Can education be fun, safe, and affordable – even for low-income families? A new preschool is using outdoor classrooms to provide quality education in reading, math, and science; made affordable for families and designed to give children a joyful, nature-rich…

How to Make the Perfect Organic Breakfast Smoothie

Start your day right with a delicious and nutrient-dense breakfast smoothie. They’re easy to prepare the night before if you usually rush out the door without something to eat. No more mid-morning carb cravings! As always, use only organic ingredients.…

The Last Italian Cowboys – Official Trailer

Walter Bencini’s beautifully shot documentary, a love song to the Maremma region of Italy, profiles the butteri, or cowboys, who work on one of the last ranches that breeds cattle and horses in the wild. Shot over the changing seasons…

Study Says Benefits of Spinach Promote Eye Health and May Prevent Blindness

Popeye liked spinach for his biceps, but he was in the dark about how good it is for your eyes. Optometrist Dr. Ian Murray is leading a study that is trying to find the link between the retina disease Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)…

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Avocados

Wow, Avo! Offering significant amounts of over 20 different nutrients, the health benefits of avocados rightfully give way to the title, “Superfood”!  What Are the Incredible Health Benefits of Avocados? A single serving of about 100 grams of avocado provides 26%…

Almond Oil: A One-Step Bathroom Makeover

When I first read about oil washing, I was intrigued – and badly in need of skin hydration, so I tried it with a tiny bit of reservation from fear of breakout. The idea behind using natural cleansers, such as…

What Rachel Carson Has Taught Us About Environmental Protection

Under much scrutiny from chemical companies, environmentalist and activist Rachel Carson released her book, Silent Spring, on September 27th, 1962. It shook the public and brought the environmental world into focus. Environmental protection became a real, ongoing topic, and what…

These Youth Are Leading the Next Generation in Sustainability Efforts

This country needs progressive programs; ideas that can address multiple challenges that we face at once. Today we are talking about a brilliant organization that does exactly that, by offering training to young adults to become green energy auditors, and…

The Terroir of an Avocado Affects the Flavor

Like many produce items, avocados bear a sticker that indicates where that piece of fruit was grown: Mexico, California, Peru, or Chile. Equal Exchange avocados specifically come from small farmers who are part of the Pragor cooperative, based in Michoacán,…

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