Every wondered what the difference is between omega 3 vs omega 6 fatty acids? Here’s a quick lesson.
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A new study suggests that mercury and Omega-3’s affect heart health in contradictory ways, making fish a less-than-ideal source for these healthy fatty acids. To skip the mercury, skip the intermediary: go directly to the source! Plant-based Omega-3’s provide the same heart health benefits, but without the mercury — and without the environmental devastation or unnecessary suffering and death, while we’re at it. What a bargain!
Some of the most common foods are also the most allergenic. Here, we’ll examine the most allergenic animal foods plus some plant-based alternatives.
Yep, the very same chia seeds that you use to create awesome Chia Pets are actually a healthy source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and a number of other vitamins and minerals. Not only that, they’re pretty darned tasty!
Recipe for a guilt-free alternative to ice cream: walnut banana smoothie.
Last week, I was pruning tomato plants at the farm when I noticed a vaguely familiar plant growing amongst the tomatoes. It had fleshy, succulent, paddle-shaped leaves and thick, reddish stems that crept along the ground. After studying it for a moment, it came to me – purslane! I recognized it from one of my […]
[social_buttons] Monsanto’s new Vistive Gold soybeans lack omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to the human body. They have been shown to improve cardiovascular function and assist in the development of the brain. Research indicates omega-3s could have anti-cancer properties, improve immune function in infants, and may reduce the chance of low birth […]
[social_buttons] Are seed oils a major driver of the obesity epidemic in the United States? Obesity is one of the hottest topics of the day. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention has a great moving graph of the US obesity epidemic that shows state obesity trends from 1985-2008. If you haven’t seen it, it […]
Spirulina is called the Earth’s healthiest Superfood. It is considered to be one of the cleanest foods on the planet and it is also packed with numerous essential nutrients. [social_buttons] This simple, one-celled form of blue-green algae is believed to have appeared on the Earth about 3 billion years ago. “Spirulina has since survived without […]
If I asked you to identify quinoa, kamut, spelt and amaranth, you’d probably reply — correctly — that each of those are a type of ancient grain. But if I asked you to identify chia, you might be more likely to respond by pointing to a ceramic, grass-topped pet. Navitas Naturals, a California-based organic and […]
It is estimated that 3 to 7 percent of American children suffer form Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). That adds up to over 2 million kids, one in every class of 25. Traditional treatments involve medications such as Ritlin and Adderall, as well as other prescription drugs. Side effects linked to ADHD medication include depression, […]
Beautiful green and brown eggs are dwarfed by the huge goose eggs. Some farms also offer duck eggs for interested buyers. Want some of the most beautifully colored eggs this Easter, but don’t have time to dye them? No problem, you can get eggs in all colors from soft, warm brown to light sage, blue-green […]