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Easy No Till Garden We started an easy, no-till garden three summers ago so we could enjoy our own...
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What Are You Willing To Pay?

One of our “friends” on Facebook recently re-posted a quote that simply says: “Please don’t write another article on obesity in America until you explain why salads are $7 and a burger is $1.” I’m not entirely sure who the quote is directed towards, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s put out there for the policy makers. Anyways, I’ve been thinking about what it says, and although you can pay seven...

Heat Stroke – Are You At Risk?

You’ve been out in the sun all day and you suddenly feel lightheaded and confused, you’re having difficulty breathing and you feel sick. Is it heat stroke? Heat stroke occurs when the body’s mechanisms for controlling temperature fail. Also known as sunstroke, it is a life-threatening condition and needs immediate medical attention. Treatment usually requires rapid physical cooling of the body. What causes heat...

Vegetable-Heavy Diet Decreases Risk of Heart Disea...

American Heart Association:  “Vegetable-Heavy Diet Decreases Risk of Heart Disease by Twenty Percent!” Source: J. Peterson, The BarleyLife Blog A new study put out by the American Heart Association has found that by simply eating a higher proportion of plant-based foods, you can reduce your risk of dying from stroke or heart attack by a whopping twenty percent. This very large study looked at the eating patterns of...

Say NO To GMO

Although we don’t hear much about it in the news these days, the GMO debate is still a hot topic between farmers, scientists, and health conscious consumers. Some experts agree they’re an inexpensive and healthy way to put dinner on your table, but much debate still goes on whether genetically modified foods (or organisms) can damage our health. We’re beginning to learn as much as 80% of all packaged foods contain GMOs...

The Plant Power Diet

The Plant-Power Diet Source: Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Mike Roizen, M.D. sharecare.com Juicy tomatoes, sweet peaches, sizzling hot peppers … good summer produce is at its peak, just in time for you to get all the benefits that a plant-based diet offers! And here’s the latest proof that it can help your heart grow younger. In a headline-grabbing study from the Cleveland Clinic (where Dr. Mike is chief wellness officer;...

Beet Your Competition With Red Rush Energy

AIM has recently launched their latest product called Red Rush™. It’s a nitric oxide boost that is ideal for active people and athletes, and also provides many health benefits for people who are not so active. Red Rush is an all-natural, beet-based energy drink with no caffeine crash. It infuses the body with the maximum amount of effective vegetable nitrates where it’s converted into a nitric oxide boost: sending more...

Is Your Food Well Treated?

Are you beginning to notice there are more and more meats and other foods from animals that now carry the Certified Humane label on them? Animal agriculture is big business so it’s nice to know the animal products we are consuming are coming from creatures who have had some sort of a decent life. Unfortunately, with the high rate of people who consume food made from animals, producers are forced to try and keep up with the...

Drink Your Greens

The materials used to renew the cells that make up our body’s tissues and organs come from the foods we eat in the form of nutrients.  A balanced diet with careful selection of wholesome natural foods will provide us with many of the nutrients our body needs to build and repair tissues, regulate body processes, and provide us with energy. In addition to a good diet and healthy lifestyle, adding a green food supplement to...