I am big fan of farmers markets for so many reasons – but mainly because of the variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and other fun things that are offered by people in my area.
Farmers markets serve as a way for people to purchase locally grown produce, and also provide a chance to connect with others within our communities. Purchasing local goods is an experience that promotes a sense of place and is important in helping people feel tied to their area. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Love Farmers Markets”
Many of us have a little extra time on our hands right now, and it is spring – a great time to spring clean, or detox! Detoxing doesn’t have to be something you do just a few times a year. There are many small things you can do every day to decrease your toxic load, as well as make your home a healthier place.
Unfortunately, toxins are everywhere and they cause cumulative damage. Every source of exposure adds up and can harm various aspects of our health. Toxins are believed to play a role in virtually all diseases. But, our bodies do have a tremendous amount of healing capacity – so it is critical that we learn how best to avoid toxins, how to strengthen our detoxification systems, and how to support the body’s release of toxins and repair any toxin-related damage. Continue reading “Ways to Reduce Your Toxin Load”
Last year, leading scientific researchers published a report in The Lancet that looked at the links between diet, the environment, and human health. They found that simple choices we make every day can have profound positive effects! After reviewing the evidence, they concluded that a shift toward plant foods can go a long way in promoting human health and the health of our planet. Continue reading “5 Ways a Plant-Based Diet Helps the Planet”
Today is Earth Day. And in fact, this year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which was begun in 1970 and, back then, resulted in the establishment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other important actions.
Earth Day is recognized worldwide to bring awareness and support for protection of the environment – and at this particular time, we need this more than ever. Earth Day brings attention to a large number of issues that need to be addressed, such as pollution of the ocean, debris leftover on land, climate change, conservation of our earth’s ecosystems, energy conservation, soil corruption, corrosion, Continue reading “Earth Day 2020: Energy Saving Tips”
TIME Magazine has chosen 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate crisis activist, as person of the year. Greta became famous when she gave an impassioned speech about the lack of action from world leaders regarding climate change. It is a good reminder that one person can make a difference, whether it be large or small. Greta started with a hand-painted sign and now has millions of supporters.
With this in mind, this blog is dedicated to the small things we can do over the holidays to be less wasteful. This time of year produces more waste than any other time of year. Continue reading “5 Ways to Be Less Wasteful Over the Holidays”