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The Benefits of Turmeric and Why It’s Nature’s Golden Answer to Chronic Disease

There are certain foods that suddenly become hip and draw attention from those in the health world. For example, kale, coconut water, spirulina, or avocados are all buzzing for good reason. These foods are known as superfoods – a category of…

What Can the Seasons Teach Us About Life?

I had lunch at Fish. the other day, one of my favorite hang-outs on the water’s edge in Sausalito, California, which serves sustainable seasonal seafood caught with rod and reel by local fishermen or with their own boat. What’s so…

Island Wisdom: The Lessons We Can Learn from Hawaiian Culture

There is a deep reverence and respect for the Elements of Water, Sky, and Earth, Sun, and Moon that we’ll find when we engage with cultures that have developed in the middle of the ocean, away from the speed of…

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…

Equal Exchange: Environmental and Social Justice in Food Production

Luckily we have a solid foundation when we want to choose healthier food, grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and produced without thousands of potentially harmful ingredients and additives such as colorings, preservatives, flavor enhancers, or GMO’s,…

Citrus Salad Recipes that Boost Your Immune System

Oranges and grapefruit are easy to put in fruit salads and smoothies, but stretch the limits of your imagination and consider using these seasonal sensations in your savory dishes, as well. Segmented citrus in salads adds sweetness and acidity, providing…

Seasonal Organic Produce Health Benefits and Tips

The weather is on everyone’s mind. Record rainfall ending a 7-year drought in most places throughout California has had a significant impact on our food production. California feeds this country, or much of it, at least, and produce is in…

The Devil We Know – Official Trailer

Unraveling one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time, a group of citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has been knowingly dumping a toxic chemical — now found in the blood of 99.7…

Generations of Avocado Farmers

The avocado is on the weekly grocery list for many American shoppers, but it hasn’t always been that way. Over the last decade, the availability and quality of avocados in the supermarkets has skyrocketed all across the US, leading to an…

The Dirty Truth About Pesticides and Bananas

Pesticides and bananas? Although bananas are not on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen List, they are one of the most chemically intensive crops grown. The list can mislead people into thinking conventional bananas must be ok to consume. However,…

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