Compost is just decomposed organic materials. While composting may seem complicated, it’s actually really simple and easy to do. Composting involves a combination of digested and undigested food that is left on the forest (or your garden) floor. The end product is a rich, soft soil. It’s amazing how a natural process can transform everyday waste into a gardener’s fortune. Not only is composting good for the garden, it’s our environmental responsibility to breakdown organic waste rather than ditching it in landfills.
A Gardener’s Gold
Compost is a priceless asset for our gardens. It improves the quality of the soil by changing its structure. By [...]
How do we make sure our kids (and perhaps even us) are eating healthily despite the fact that most kids’ menus are filled with unhealthy options? Is it possible to encourage children who hate vegetables to give them a go? And how do we make sure our kids are getting enough activity if all they want to do is play video games?
You’re really going to have to watch or listen this episode to get the full picture. However, we want to provide you with a great resource for healthy recipes for kids’ meals. Super Healthy Kids has an index of recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snack ideas. If you’re looking to spice things up for your family, give this [...]
When we put chemicals on our skin, it is actually way worse than if we were to ingest them. Why? Because when we eat something, the enzymes in our saliva and stomach help break down the “something” and flush out any toxins from the body. Unfortunately, personal care products and cosmetics absorb directly through the pores. That’s why people who use makeup on a daily basis can absorb almost 5 pounds of toxic chemicals into their bodies each year. Wow!Here is a quick list of common toxic chemicals to avoid in your personal care products:
1) Phthalates and Parabens
Phthalates and parabens belong to a group of chemicals commonly used as preservatives in [...]
Americans enjoy a lower quality of life and health than people in most other high-income nations. So you would think it would be a national priority to make sure that no suspicious chemical culprits are hiding in our food.
Not so, according to a new analysis by scientists at Pew Charitable Trusts, published today in Reproductive Toxicology. Pew’s analysis shows policymakers and regulators pay far too little attention to the alphabet soup of additives in American packaged foods.
Most of us assume these chemical additives—the ones that food processers employ to decrease cost, enhance taste, add color and lengthen shelf life—are safe.
Although federal laws and [...]