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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.

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,…

How to Build Your Own Independent Farmstead and Live Off the Land

Many people, especially young folks, dream of owning their own small piece of land. To live off the land, self-supported, away from the stresses of the city. To live a lifestyle of peace, based on a deep relationship to nature…

Chasing Ice – Official Trailer

James Balog and his team on the Extreme Ice Survey assemble a multiyear chronicle of the planet’s rapidly melting glaciers. Originally posted 2017-11-06 11:29:05.

Instead of Another Fad Diet, Why Not Try Eating for Health?

The principles of Eating for Health are based on the premise that our cellular health is determined by the foods we eat. Damaged foods damage our cells. Fresh, healthy foods send the right messages to our cells’ DNA, encouraging healthy…

How to Make Perfect Dairy-Free Whipped Cream

Here’s how to make the perfect traditional or dairy-free whipped cream: Traditional Whipped Cream 1. Choose your tools and favorite recipe. Nested whisks Hand mixer Mason jar 2. Chill EVERYTHING (bowls, tools, heavy cream or coconut milk, etc.). 3. Combine…

Three Easy Ways to De-stress

1. Ways to De-Stress At Work Limiting the amount of time you spend on email help reduce anxiety and be more productive throughout the day. Here’s how: Step One: Clean your Inbox. There’s no reason to have 150 (or more!)…

How the Peru Floods Impacted Banana Farmers

The first five months of the year are usually the most difficult for our Peruvian banana farmer partners due to weather difficulties. Problems due to the rainy season are expected. However, what’s happening with the Peru floods this year is…

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 Stash Plan Combines Food Science with Ancient Dietary Wisdom

Today we are talking with the creator of The Stash Plan: Your 21-Day Guide to Shed Weight, Feel Great, and Take Charge. It’s not just a path toward optimal nutrition, but also incorporates the entire body and your energy centers…

The Sacred Space Between Exhale and Inhale: When the World Inside of Us Quiets

Usually, breathing is referred to as inhale and exhale. But when we relax and pay attention, we’ll find that there is a third part, a space in-between the time of the exhale and the inhale – a pause, a few seconds, a sacred…

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