latest Articles

New Organic Farming Tool: Cover Crop Carpet

New Organic Farming Tool: Cover Crop Carpet

Organic farmers have to make hard choices between controlling weeds and protecting soil from erosion. For example, large-scale organic farming relies heavily on tillage. Tilling breaks up the soil to kill weeds and prepare for planting. However, intense tillage can compact soil, cause erosion, and deplete nutrients. As a result, […]

Agave Syrup

3 Huge Reasons Why Commercial Meal Replacement Drinks Are No Good

The “Vitamins and Minerals” Are Synthetic These so-called vitamins and minerals are not sourced from actual food. Even though they may claim to have these healthy properties, they are not coming from the right place, making them difficult for your body to even absorb them. Unprocessed foods like fresh fruits […]

Foods & Ingredients: What to Expect in 2018

Foods & Ingredients: What to Expect in 2018

There are always some foods and ingredients that come to the forefront each year. So, which of those are we going to be seeing more of in 2018? The five ingredients mentioned below all offer something unique and exciting, and that’s why more people are going to be using them […]

Recipe: Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe: Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

These oatmeal cookies are full of fruit and cinnamon with agave to sweeten! The outcome is incredibly soft and chewy. They’ll stay that way for an entire week if stored in an airtight container—if they last that long! Ingredients: 1 cup (100g) instant oats (measured correctly & gluten-free if necessary) […]

Agave Against Global Warming

Agave Against Global Warming

Believe it or not, a team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Newcastle University in England recently published in the journal Nature Plants have stated that the agave plant has climate change resistant genes. “If we can harness these genes and engineer new drought-resistant […]

Peaches Are Killing Cancer

Peaches Are Killing Cancer

Peaches offer a wide variety of health benefits. Providing relief for diseases like hypokalemia, cancer, obesity, cholesterol, blood stasis and neurodegenerative diseases, peaches are loaded with an abundance of essential nutrients and naturally occurring antioxidants. Also a rich provider of vitamin A, beta-carotene and vitamin C, peaches have long been […]

Proven Way to Eat Less Junk Food

Proven Way to Eat Less Junk Food

Even for those of us with the healthiest of intentions, it’s incredibly hard to resist that bread bowl, chocolate box, or plate of carb-filled hors d’oeuvres when it’s offered directly to you. When the craving hits, seeing that deliciously unhealthy food right under your nose often results in the crumbling […]

How to: Find Food Fraud

How to: Find Food Fraud

The USP Food Fraud Database categorizes the type or nature of food fraud reports as follows: replacement, addition and removal. Here is what those categories mean. Replacement Replacement is the complete or partial replacement of a food ingredient or valuable authentic component with a less expensive substitute in an effort […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Young

5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Young

Keep It Moving As we age, our brain cells (neurons) lose the tree-branch-like connections between them. These connections, or synapses, are essential to thought. Over time, our brains lose their mass. The best way to keep our mind sharp is physical exercise. This means both cardio & weight lifting. Health […]

Coffee: The Pressure Is On

Coffee: The Pressure Is On

In today’s society, coffee is not only a caffeinated beverage. Coffee is social, artistic, and trendy. For many business men and women, coffee is a vice or necessity. Caffeine can cause a short, but dramatic increase in your blood pressure, even if you don’t have high blood pressure. It’s unclear […]