About Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger Jill Ettinger is co-director of Eat Drink Better. She is the senior editor at EcoSalon.com and OrganicAuthority.com. A focus on food, herbs, wellness and world cultural expressions, Jill explores what our shifting food, healing systems and creative landscapes will look, sound and taste like in the future. Stay in touch on Twitter @jillettinger and .



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This is What Processed Meat Would Look Like Unprocessed

August 15th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Here’s the number one problem with processed food: it’s so processed that we can’t really identify its origins. Especially when we’re talking about processed meat, which is pretty darn gnarly. Photographer Peter Augustus just changed all that


Triclosan-Free: How to Make Hand Sanitizer from Apple Cider Vinegar

August 11th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Triclosan is a controversial hand sanitizer chemical linked to endocrine disruption as well as other human health and environmental issues. It’s been linked to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and even worse, it is not effective against viruses, which are often more likely the cause of our colds and flus than bacteria in the first place. That’s not the case for apple cider vinegar though—which is antibacterial and antiviral—and you can easily learn how to make hand sanitizer with vinegar that actually works and costs less money.


9 Effective Uses for Oatmeal that Go Beyond the Cereal Bowl

July 30th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

We all (hopefully!) know by now that oatmeal is good food. It’s loaded with heart healthy fiber and beta glucan, the polysaccharide that has a multitude of benefits to our body. Oats are also a source of omega fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and avenanthramides, antioxidants that promote circulation.But guess what? Oatmeal can do lots of other things. Intrigued? Here are 9 uses for oatmeal that go beyond breakfast


Blogger ‘The Blonde Vegan’ Gets the Vegan Diet Really, Really Wrong

July 3rd, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Blogger Jordan Younger, best known as the “Blonde Vegan” recently confessed to her 70,000 followers that she’s given up on her vegan diet because of a battle with orotherexia—an eating disorder described as an obsession with eating only healthy foods. She's now just "The Blonde Veggie."



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