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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is supposed to review each registered pesticide every 15 years. Under this standard, a...
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Put a new spin on your dreary wash routine. Natural minerals that are tough on stains and gentle on your baby and the environment are the core of all of our detergents. Make greener choices with our full line of eco concious products that are super fresh and oh so socially responsible.
Just as not all sugars are created equal, neither are all salts. The dangers of excessive salt intake – high blood pressure, heart trouble, reduced kidney function – have led to many cutting back enormously on salt. But you can still get the flavor that salt brings – as well as a host of added nutrients – by simply switching up your salt. You may have already heard of some of the benefits of pink sea salt, but this pretty seasoning is not the only one that can change the way you season.
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When it comes to eating a conscious diet, vegetarians and vegans have always been at the top of the smart-eating list. Well, things are changing because there's a new list of low-impact diets people are embracing.
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If you are considering backyard gardening for the first time, you may wonder whether it’s better to plant directly in the ground or to use the raised bed gardening approach. Many first time gardeners have questions about whether the work of building and installing raised gardening beds is worth it or not. We can say that there are definite advantages to using raised beds for gardening and we outline some of those boons below.
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The planet’s obesity epidemic is on target to impact 20 percent of the global population by 2025, a new study finds.
The post Global Obesity Epidemic Climbing to 1 in 5 by 2025, Shows ‘No Chance’ of Meeting UN Targets, Study Finds appeared first on Organic Authority.
No one wants to see bacteria, fungi, or mold in their house. But put those things in a kitchen… er, pot? Well, then you can create delectable fermented foods.
The post Meet the Chemist Who’s Bringing Funky Flavor to Fermented Foods appeared first on Organic Authority.
Acne is a disease. I like to take it a step further and say that in some cases, it can be a totally manageable, if not completely preventable, disease. Some of us are born with better skin genes than others, for sure. But the same way the majority of the population can avoid obesity (a disease reaching epidemic levels across the globe right now) through exercise and healthy eating, acne can be managed and reversed, too. At Evolué, my natural beauty shop in Beverly Hills, Calif., I have helped many clients plagued by acne by teaching them daily exfoliating and balancing skin routines with natural products.
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For left-leaning voters—vegans and vegetarians chief among them—presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has become the clear choice, even though he’s not by any means a vegetarian.
The post For Vegans ‘Feel the Bern’ Means Protesting Bernie Sanders Rallies (and Still Voting for Him) appeared first on Organic Authority.
Spring is here and it’s time to take in all that the warm(er) weather season has to offer, including its vegetables. The following 11 seasonal vegetables and fruits are in full bloom and ready for your culinary touch. Learn why the select fruits and veggies are so good for you and how you can create delicious dishes out of them.
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Some super foods really do seem to have super powers; others just aren’t worth the hype. When it comes to extra-virgin coconut oil, claims have been floating around that it has the wonderful ability to reduce belly fat – and wouldn’t we all like a magic potion for that? But other experts say that it’s just another cooking fat, albeit a healthy one.
The post Can Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil Really Reduce Belly Fat? appeared first on Organic Authority.
Cascadian Farm has announced its cooperation with the Xerces Society, a leader in pollination conservation, to plant 100,000 acres of pollinator habitat at its supplier farms by the end of 2020.
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In a move that all but assures the future for egg-laying hens will be cage-free, Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, announced on Tuesday it will switch its supply chain to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2025 for all of its 4,600 U.S. Walmart and 650 Sam's Clubs locations. Walmart accounts for 25 percent of all groceries sold in the U.S.; the company sells an astounding 11 billion eggs per year.
The post Walmart Makes Major Cage-Free Egg Commitment, Transforms the Future of U.S. Egg Production for Good appeared first on Organic Authority.
Organic farming is on the rise, according to new information released by the Agricultural Marketing Service’s National Organic Program (NOP). Today, there are 21,781 certified organic operations in the U.S. alone, and a total of 31,160 certified organic operations worldwide. The total retail market for organic products is valued at over $39 billion in the U.S. alone, and $75 billion worldwide.
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Just like some people are simply meant to be together, some nutrients work better together than they do apart. Combining certain foods can increase their nutritional value, allowing your body to more easily absorb and utilize their nutrients more efficiently and effectively. The following 5 food pairings optimize the nutritional takeaway from a given meal. Luckily, they make for delicious (and sometimes boozy) combinations!
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You're invited to an evening of wellness and eco beauty!
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Whether you’re a vegan looking how to veganize your favorite recipes, allergic, or you simply ran out of eggs, we’ve got you covered with our favorite egg substitutes.
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Too much junk food makes your skin look bad. No huge surprise there. But did you know other foods you eat could be showing up as skin problems too? Find out how and which you may want to avoid.
The post Food Intolerance and Your Skin: Does What You Eat Show Up On Your Face? appeared first on Organic Authority.
Longer lasting beauty products are better, right? Not always. Why you don’t want eternal skincare and makeup shelf life.
The post Why You DON’T Want Your Makeup Shelf Life to Be Eternal appeared first on Organic Authority.
Grocery stores are where most of us go for our food, but how many of those store are actually growing what they sell? Can’t think of one, can you? Well, one German supermarket is putting the “grow” in grocery store with an indoor vertical farm, and what may just be a revolution in urban farming.
The post Indoor Urban Farming Puts the ‘Grow’ in Grocery Store for a Berlin Supermarket appeared first on Organic Authority.
Foreign travel is exciting, exhilarating, and for many of us, a rare occasion. That may mean that you want to see as it all – squeeze in as much of your destination’s sites, people, and quirks as possible. What better way to do so than by going rogue? Camper van hire is perhaps one of the best ways to indulge in all that a city or country has to offer. It gives you the freedom of movement and the luxury of deciding when, where, and what you want to see, all at your own pace. The following five countries are camper van friendly and are full of enough culture, nature, and delicious cuisine to ignite your appetite for travel.
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How do you know when you're a good gardener? Probably when you grow edible produce. But how do you know when you're a great gardener? IMHO, when you can successfully grow organic tomatoes. They can be tricky to grow, but the reward is oh so scrumptious. Let me drop some knowledge that I've learned over years of trial and error for growing tomatoes.
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A new study shows that some pesticides and flame retardants may increase a person’s risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. “From the first ALS patient I saw over 25 years ago to the ALS patient I diagnosed this week, I am always asked the same question: ‘Why me? What is different about my life that […]
The post Pesticides and Flame Retardants Increase ALS Risk, Study Finds appeared first on Organic Authority.
What celebrity doesn’t have a skincare or makeup line these days? And, you’ve probably noticed, most of these celebrity beauty lines advertise as “natural” or “organic” products. But who can you trust? We want to believe our fave celeb beauty products are the real deal because: (1) these women look fabulous and we want to […]
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Okay, home gardeners and urban farmers, the time has come for you to get your gardening gear, grab your phone, and head outside. Slowly but surely, gardening apps are becoming just as common and widely used as gardening gloves. Sure, you could grow an amazing home garden without these apps, but who wouldn’t want to […]
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Your New York Times delivery is about to get a little more…delicious? The paper has announced a partnership with Chef’d – a meal delivery startup—to launch a meal kit program featuring recipes from New York Times’ Cooking section. The move is a creative attempt by the paper to boost revenues as free online content continues […]
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Learning how to cook spinach is essential given its adaptable flavor and easiness to prepare. Spinach never fails to add green goodness to any meal with its high nutrient content and mild flavor. There’s far more you can do with it then throw it in a salad. It not only pairs well in savory cooked […]
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Contrary to popular belief, vegan recipes can qualify as comfort food. This vegan “meatloaf” is testament to just that. It’s bursting with flavor and paired with a delicious tomato maple cider glaze that will give ketchup a run for its money. So, if you’re keen on comfort but want to keep your meal animal- and […]
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As of 2014, there were more than 8,000 farmers markets in the U.S.—a dramatic leap from a decade earlier, when there were just 3,700 markets across the country selling locally grown fruits and vegetables. The rise in the number of farmers markets has increased along with national efforts to steer families toward healthier foods—fewer sodas […]
The post America’s Farmers Market Obsession is Growing Smaller (but Better) Farms appeared first on Organic Authority.
Get buzzed off of the cocktail best suited for your personality. The following cocktail recipes take into account when your were born and offer a cocktail that is perfectly aligned with your astrology. Yes, the stars are aligning in your liquor cabinet! All of the recipes are curated to serve one. Enjoy! 12 Cocktail Recipes […]
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The probiotics category is on fire right now—it’s a $31 billion industry booming with supplements, yogurts positioned to ease digestive troubles, and supermarket cases full of fizzy kombucha drinks. Building a healthy microbiome with beneficial gut bacteria has never been such a hot-button food issue. And it may also be a complete waste of your money, […]
The post Probiotics Industry Kicked in the Gut: New Study Says Healthy People Don’t Need Them appeared first on Organic Authority.
AccorHotels’ Pullman, Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, and Ibis chains may conjure images of extravagant luxury, but the 3,900 hotels are about to become known for something much less relaxing: our massive food waste problem. The French hotel group says it’s going to reduce its food waste by 30 percent at all locations, and, it’s also going to […]
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Yoga backbends are incredibly therapeutic poses that provide your body (and your mind) with the opportunity to expand your flow of energy both physically and mentally. Also known as spine extenders, these poses open the front body, shoulders, and quads, and bring more space in between the vertebrae, which directly affects the main channel for […]
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Lighten up your next batch of cupcakes by ditching the dairy and gluten in favor of these vegan cupcakes topped with coconut whipped cream frosting and fresh berries. These are great for serving to your friends and family with food allergies since they are gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free. Plus, these cupcakes won’t leave you feeling heavy […]
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The FDA is allowing the KIND bar to use the word “healthy” on its label, just over a year after the agency issued a warning letter challenging the use of the word on KIND bar packaging given amount of saturated fat contained in the bars. “You should take prompt action to correct the violations,” William A. Correll of the FDA […]
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When it comes to buying cannabis, it seems everyone has jumped on the organic bandwagon. But as a recent rejected Colorado proposal for certified organic marijuana made known, there is no such thing as organic marijuana, at least not yet. In the world of cannabis growing, the word “organic” means exactly as much as that […]
The post Your Organic Marijuana Isn’t Really Organic…Not Yet appeared first on Organic Authority.
It’s easy to love avocados: they’re perfect plain, atop toast, in salads, and of course, in everyone’s favorite dip, guacamole. But these 13 awesome avocado benefits backed by health experts, along with 10 of our favorite ways to serve up this fruit (yep! It’s a fruit — but more on that below), will reignite your love for […]
The post Avocado Nutrition and Benefits: 13 Reasons It’s so Much More than Guacamole (Plus 10 Recipes!) appeared first on Organic Authority.
Want a rocking plant-based kitchen? But perhaps you’re afraid that it’ll take forever to create delicious recipes? Well, fear not. These time-saving (and economical!) appliances and kitchen gadgets will transform your plant-based kitchen, pump up your joy of cooking and get fresh, healthy and mouthwatering meals on the table in minutes – not hours. Plant-Based Kitchen […]
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Do you like Tex Mex? How about Asian cuisine? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then chances are you’re a fan of cilantro. I love the fresh, fragrant herb, but I hate paying so much for a small handful at the supermarket. The solution? I grow my own, and you can too! […]
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Many classic recipes are made with meat or dairy products as the star — but did you know how easy it is to recreate these favorites with vegan ingredients? This Meatless Monday, we’ve taken five of our favorite dishes and seen how they can be recreated as vegan meals. The result is a collection of vegan recipes […]
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Believe it or not, organizing your home isn’t rocket science. The basics of learning how to organize your space are actually pretty simple; the difficult parts are taking the first step and staying committed. Take the initiative and discover how to organize your home, room by room, with our easy organization tips. Room by Room […]
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When this farmer switched to organic farming, growing strawberries without the pesticides changed his life in the most profound ways. Find Jill on Twitter and Instagram Related on Organic Authority Indoor Urban Farming Puts the ‘Grow’ in Grocery Store for a Berlin Supermarket Organic Farming on the Rise: More than 20,000 U.S. Organic Farms Strawberries Top […]
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Our mission at Ruby Moon is to provide you with an affordable, gentle on the earth and your skin, tough on stains and odor, line of products. All of our products and packaging are made with natural and biodegradable ingredients. We rigorously test our products and would never sell you anything that we wouldn't use on our own families.
We never thought we would be making laundry detergent. But like a lot of things in life, necessity is the mother of invention. After my daughter was born, I fell in love with two things- my gorgeous baby and her gorgeous cloth diapers. However, my little one has eczema that was only made worse by the “baby” laundry detergent with it’s too-strong odor and harsh chemicals. I couldn’t wash my diapers in the stuff- nor did I want to- but I couldn’t find ANYTHING in the grocery store that didn’t cause my diapers to leak or ( unbelievably) stink even worse! Not to mention the negative ecological impact all those chemicals had on our environment! SO, as we all do I went online to purchase the premier cloth diaper detergent. I was so excited to use their products! Until,that is, I read the ingredients. Half of the label was vague, industrial, chemical sounding words that frankly- sounded just like the detergent I was running away from. When I contacted the companies, they refused to tell me what exactly was in their products. I am all for protecting your product’s formula- but this is my baby! What touches her more than her cloth diaper! I needed to know what was in the product I was buying. I was at an impasse. I had REALLY stinky diapers and a baby whose skin was not too happy about the detergent we were using. I had a decision to make: Give up cloth diapering or make my own detergent. I chose the latter. After months of research and lots of laundry, I came up with a concoction that is safe for my babies tender skin, safe for my cloth diapers, and ecologically friendly. I began sharing the detergents with friends, family, and other cloth diapering Mamas. They all raved about how clean their diapers and clothes were and encouraged me to go into business. Opportunity knocks only so many times before it moves on to someone who will listen, so I decided to listen to all my laundry detergent lovers. With the help of my family and tester/snuggler extraordinaire, Ruby Grace, Ruby Moon Natural Laundry was born. Look at that gorgeous baby! I can't think of a better reason to make our families and the Earth a little healthier!