Genetically-Modified Salmon Insufficiently Tested for Safety

The US Food and Drug Administration is in the process of assessing genetically-modified salmon created by the US-based corporation AquaBounty Technologies for possible approval for human consumption. According to information on AquaBounty’s website:  ”The FDA must provide premarket approval and examine the environmental impact of any genetically engineered food animal before … [Read more...]

Growing Ginger

Have you tried growing ginger yet? Ginger, known as Zingiber officinale or official ginger is a very easy herb to grow. Even better? You can probably find a start at the grocery store. This is not the tropical ginger with flashy blooms that you see in Hawaiian photos, but rather the ginger root you use in gingerbread! If you grow your own you can use it fresh or even dry … [Read more...]

A Recipe for Turmeric Juice: A Powerful Healing Beverage

When I lived in Bali, I fell in love with the Balinese-style turmeric juice, Jamu Kunyit. Turmeric is known to be one of the most powerful healing herbs. It is great for bones and joints as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It prevents metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer. Turmeric's also a natural liver detoxifier and a kidney cleanser, and it … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Drink Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is my favorite go to product for just about all my medicinal and general household needs. Apple cider vinegar can do pretty much anything-for your skin, your hair, your house, and even your pets. Read More: Top 10 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar … [Read more...]

Surprisingly Simple Ways to Detoxify

Given what we are now exposed to through our food, air, and water, detoxification has become a modern-day necessity. Without the daily activation of ancient, effective physiological pathways designed to remove environmental toxins, we are bound to get sick.   So, what are some simple, effective ways we rid our body of its daily toxic burden? So, what are some simple, … [Read more...]

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

We love camping and these ideas are simply genius.  #2 by far is my favorite, so simple.  #31 will never be happening that is just gross. What is your favorite? 1. Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor.   2. Point a head lamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern. Flickr: listorama 3. Paint the inside of a jar with … [Read more...]

Natural Remedy for Allergies, Flu, Asthma, and Other Illnesses

I have terrible allergies and asthma which always leads to me getting sick. I actually went to the allergist recently to find out what I was allergic to and they told me if there was a prize for being the most allergic I would win. Sad right? You may remember a post I did a little while back about a natural allergy relief drink. Well this one is very similar but has another … [Read more...]

11 Foods to Naturally Boost Your Mood and Make You Feel Happier

If we’re stressed and not getting enough sleep, it’s easy to feel down, but there’s another big contributor to your mood: what you’re eating. With its refined sugar and trans fats, the Standard American Diet is throwing our bodies off, and if you feel like you’re in a funk, a lot of it can be related back to the food that you’re consuming. “The smallest choices each day can … [Read more...]