Natural Cleanser
April 24, 2018

Be green and clean with this quick and easy, all natural, all-purpose cleaner! -Genevieve

Ingredients

  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • Approximately 1 cup water (divided)
  • 10-15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 T baking soda

 

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Natural Cleaner
April 24, 2018

Did you know?

Natural cleaning products are just as effective as conventional cleaning products, and are better for both you and the environment in so many different ways.

With natural cleaning products, no chemicals are absorbed into the skin or breathed...

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Salt Scrub
April 16, 2018

Try making your own salt scrub for a cost effective way to treat your body and mind! In addition to treating yourself, reusing glass jars for your beauty care can also be earth friendly! Experiment with essential oils for different effects. -Genevieve

 

 

 

 

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Personal Care
April 16, 2018

Did You Know?

Did you know that conventional cosmetics, shampoos, soaps, lotions, and deodorants may contain chemicals that could be harmful to your health? When shopping for personal care items for you and your family, go organic whenever possible and look for...

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Gluten Free Hemp Breakfast Bar
April 6, 2018

These gluten-free breakfast bars feature hemp hearts, which boosts the content of protein and omegas, to put a boost in your morning! -Genevieve

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned rolled oats, gluten free
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup hemp...
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Hemp Oil
April 6, 2018

Did You Know?

Hemp is one of the fastest growing plants and was first spun into fibers over 10,000 years ago! Hemp is amazingly versatile and can be processed into textiles, biodegradable plastics, biofuel, medicine, personal care products, food, and more.

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April 5, 2018

We're running a series of Gluten-Free tips and recipes for the Gluten Free Expo in Sarasota April 21st! 

Using lettuce as a wrap is a great, fresh, gluten-free alternative to bread! -Genevieve 

Ingredients

  • 2 cans solid white albacore tuna in...
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Pineapple Salsa
April 2, 2018

Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple that helps break down protein. The pineapple core actually contains higher levels of this enzyme, but due to its stringy tough texture and less sweet taste, it’s often discarded. This recipe utilizes the core to maximize your bromelain intake and reap...

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April 2, 2018

Did You Know?

Digestive enzyme supplements can ease the discomfort of lactose intolerance and can prevent the unpleasant gastrointestinal side effects of eating beans and other vegetables.

Enzyme supplements can also optimize nutrient digestion and...

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March 27, 2018

Your home gets a lot of attention this time of year with spring cleaning in full swing, but lets not forget about our diets! Incorporate these tips and swaps into your daily routine in order to spring clean-up your diet!

 

1. Ditch the soda and sugary drinks!...

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Deviled Eggs
March 23, 2018

Those vibrant colors aren’t just for the eggs outer shell! Try these colorful takes on the classic deviled egg to utilize all those left over Easter eggs! -Genevieve

Ingredients: 

For Beet Eggs: 

  • 6 eggs, hard boiled
  • 1/2 cup chopped beet (about ½ a...
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Eggs
March 23, 2018

Did you know?

Eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals, and the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults. Eggs are...

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Honey Nuts
March 20, 2018

These honey glazed nuts have a sweet and spicy flavor you won’t be able to resist. It might be hard to practice portion control with these, but try to enjoy a small handful as an afternoon snack, to fend off that sweet tooth! -Genevieve 

 

 

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Honey
March 20, 2018

Did you know?

Honey adds a fruity and floral finesse to tea and toast, but it has also been used as a medicine since ancient times. Honey has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and certain varieties are used to treat wounds and skin ulcers. Honey can...

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Cabbage
March 12, 2018

Cabbage isn’t just an accompaniment to your St. Patrick’s Day meal once a year! It has loads of benefits as highlighted by Kim this week. Check out her tip, then give this recipe a try for St. Patrick's Day…or any day! - Genevieve

Ingredients

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Cabbage
March 12, 2018

Did You Know?

Cabbage is a colorful, cruciferous, cancer-fighter that can also protect against heart disease. Fermented cabbage dishes like sauerkraut and kimchi contain probiotics to support digestive and immune health too.

 

 

 

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Salmon Cake
March 5, 2018

Just because it’s canned, doesn’t mean you’ll be missing out on those powerful omega-3’s! Enjoy these quick and easy salmon cakes in a variety of ways. Add a fresh squeeze of lemon then serve on a whole wheat bun with your choice of fixins, or over a fresh arugula salad with veggies!

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Tuna
March 5, 2018

Did You Know?

Canned salmon and tuna are tasty and convenient sources of premium protein and brain-boosting omega-3 fats. Choosing brands that are dolphin-safe and use only sustainable fishing practices is a smart and healthy choice for both you and our planet!...

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February 27, 2018

 March is National Nutrition Month! Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics pioneers a movement to spread the word about nutrition. This year, the theme is “Go Further with Food”. What...

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February 27, 2018

Go Green Smoothie Recipe

March is frozen food month. I always have frozen fruits and veggies on hand to make a quick meal or smoothie when life gets hectic. Here is my favorite go-to, quick, pick-me-up smoothie to utilize my freezer staples! -Genevieve

 

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February 27, 2018

Did You Know?
Did you know that frozen fruits and vegetables are just as nutritious and delicious as fresh fruits and vegetables, sometimes even more so? Produce destined for the freezer case is picked at the height of ripeness when the nutrient content and flavor...

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Chili
February 20, 2018

Legume Lovers' Chili:

In keeping up with Heart Month, this recipe is chock full of heart-healthy ingredients. Featuring fiber rich beans and lycopene laden tomatoes, this three legume recipe is sure to satisfy your hunger and your heart! Share with your friends...

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Legumes
February 19, 2018

Did you know?

Legumes such as beans and peas are packed with protein and fiber, and are high in vitamins and minerals that support heart health. Add beans to soups, stews, and casseroles, or enjoy them on their own as a side dish or main course. With countless...

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February 13, 2018

Beans are a great source of fiber. Better for your heart…and the person who stole your heart!

Click here for the Black Bean Brownies recipe.

 

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February 13, 2018

Did You Know?

February is all about heart health and chocolate, but did you know that eating chocolate is actually good for your heart? Chocolate is high in antioxidants that may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. The darker the...

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Cinnamon
February 5, 2018

Did You Know?

A sprinkle of cinnamon can warm the heart, and might make it healthier too! Studies have shown that cinnamon may lead to improved blood glucose levels and lower cholesterol. So add a daily dose of cinnamon to make this a red hot heart month!

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Heart Health
January 31, 2018

February is Heart Month! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., with a staggering one in three deaths attributable to cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association, the best way to prevent heart disease is to follow Life’s Simple 7:...

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Avocado
January 31, 2018

Did You Know?

Every winning football party should have a super bowl full of guacamole, made with a superfood, avocado. Avocadoes are high in healthy fats and fiber and have more potassium than a banana! Pair your guacamole with veggies or whole grain crackers...

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Oil
January 23, 2018

Did You Know?

A recent study found that when people added oil to their salad, they were better able to absorb eight different nutrients. So if one of your New Year’s resolutions was to eat more veggies, go ahead and add a few splashes of organic olive oil...

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Green Tea Cup
January 15, 2018

Did You Know?

Green tea can do more than just warm you up this winter, it could help you lose those extra holiday pounds too! Studies have shown that green tea may increase metabolism and promote weight loss. So grab a cup and toast to a healthy start in the new...

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Chocolate
January 9, 2018

Did You Know?

Cocoa is a rich source of certain antioxidants that may provide antiaging benefits, and is also high in compounds called flavonoids that support a healthy heart. Add cocoa powder to smoothies, homemade energy bars, or stir into warm vanilla almond...

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Black Eyed Peas
December 29, 2017

Did You Know?
In the South, eating blackeyed peas on New Year’s Day is thought to bring prosperity in the New Year. Black-eyed peas are low in fat and calories, and high in fiber, protein, folate, and iron, so enjoy these legumes any time of year and your health...

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December 22, 2017

Did You Know?

In the US, wines certified as organic under the National Organic Program cannot contain added sulfites, which means that you get all of the health benefits of wine without the yucky stuff. So raise a glass of organic wine this holiday season and...

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December 22, 2017

Healthy Weight Loss Strategies

If you’re like many people, you may have gained a pound or two over the holiday season. This year, instead of “going on a diet”, resolve to make small, permanent lifestyle changes that can help you lose the weight and keep it off...

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December 19, 2017

Did You Know?

Your marshmallows may contain animal bits! Most marshmallows are made with gelatin, which is derived from animals such as cows and chickens. Opt for vegan marshmallows in your hot cocoa and crispy treats instead as your holiday gift to our animal...

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Nutritionist
November 28, 2017

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Gingerbread cookies
November 28, 2017

Did you know?

Besides providing a tasty zing to cookies and candies, ginger may help alleviate nausea and dry mouth. Raw ginger is a good source of vitamin B6, magnesium, and manganese.

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May 4, 2017

The Must-Have Ingredients

As any good cook knows, herbs are often the essential ingredients that coax the finest flavors out of any meal. In most cases, fresher is better, and even the smallest garden can provide a selection of pot-to-pan varieties. Here is a short list of must-haves....

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May 4, 2017

Creating the Best Start for New Life

A woman’s body is exquisitely designed to conceive, nurture and give birth,” says Dr. Carol J. Phillips, an Annapolis, Maryland, prenatal chiropractor, doula and author of Hands of Love: Seven Steps to the Miracle of Birth.

Judith...

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June 3, 2016

 Practical Recycling Tips for Fruit and Veggie

“A rind is a terrible thing to waste,” says Jeff Yeager, who refers to himself as the ultimate cheapskate. Yeager has discovered multiple uses for produce rinds and ways to extract extended benefits before they land in the...

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October 21, 2015

SAYER JI AND TANIA MELKONIAN

 

Vegetarian Awareness Month provides a timely opportunity to realize that a plant-focused diet does not derive exclusively from plants. Just as a carnivore does not subsist on meat alone, the same applies to a vegetarian.

What can we learn from...

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October 21, 2015

Sadness darkens the world of the 16 percent of Americans diagnosed with clinical depression and the untold millions more that try to cope without a formal diagnosis, according to a University of Colorado study published in Clinical Therapeutics.

Just as daunting, an estimated 30...

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October 16, 2015

21st-century girls are reaching puberty at dramatically earlier ages than their mothers and grandmothers.

Many American girls today are experiencing budding breasts and pubic hair before they are 7 years old, according to the government’s National Health and Nutrition...

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August 17, 2015

Ten million Americans suffer with osteoporosis and another 34 million have low bone mass and high risk for osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. For anyone who has been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia (low bone density for our age, but not low enough be a...

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July 16, 2015

Mr. Green's Food Commandments

By BOB SCHILDGEN

Not so many years ago, natural and organic foods were smiled upon as a quirk of cranks and hypochondriacs. Advertising exhorted Americans to rush their food from supermarket to belly with the least possible aggravation. Preparing...

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July 16, 2015

This fresh-tasting salad features a variety of colors, flavors and textures.

Serves 4

1 large ripe avocado, diced
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
4 cups baby spinach leaves
½ cup chopped green onions
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
1 cup sliced...

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June 12, 2015

By HEATHER BOERNER

 Enjoy rich experiences while cutting costs and doing good for communities here and abroad. Here are some ways to travel, get involved and avoid tourist traps while walking lightly on the Earth.

Homestay...

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April 15, 2015

Good Ways to Care for Pets in their Golden Years

SANDRA MURPHY
 
 

“As with humans, living longer doesn’t mean adding on time at the end, but adding to the middle, when pets can still enjoy themselves, maybe with some...

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April 15, 2015
Lower Levels Through Fruit Consumption

A study published in the World Journal of Diabetes concluded that the regular consumption of a flavonoid-rich strawberry beverage reduces blood pressure in people with Type 2 diabetes. The study divided 36 subjects...

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March 31, 2015
By BLAIN GRETEMAN

“One of the unique characteristics of mammals is that we play,” advises Dacher Keltner, a psychology professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life. Nearly all social...

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March 27, 2015

Tips to Help Children Breathe Easier

For one in seven U.S. children, spring brings the start of seasonal allergies that can last through the fall. Seasonal allergies such as hay fever and allergic rhinitis occur when an airborne allergen comes into...

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March 19, 2015

Combining the use of essential oils with other alternative medical practices helps heal a variety of conditions affecting pets.

DR. STEPHEN R. BLAKE
 

Aromatherapy, which has become incredibly popular for treatment of human...

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March 18, 2015

We’ve heard them time and time again: fitness tips that guarantee we’ll meet our goals if we follow them. The truth is that some can hurt more than help. Here are seven fitness myths that are best to ignore.

No pain, no gain. It’s true that what we put into our workout...

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March 18, 2015

For seasonal eaters, farm market shoppers and members of community supported agriculture, vegetable greens have become a normal part of everyday diets. Recognized as the most nutrient-rich group of veggies, they deliver multiple benefits.

Greens are a top source of vitamin K, essential to...

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March 18, 2015

Researchers from Germany’s University of Tübingen’s Center for Medicine tested the Ginkgo biloba extract EGb761 on 20 children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a clinical trial. The children were given up to 240 milligrams (mg) of the extract for between...

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November 20, 2014

Two new studies conclude that low protein intake may hold the key to a long and healthy life, at least until old age. They also emphasize the need to examine not only calories when deciding what constitutes a healthy diet, but also where those calories come from - such as whether protein...

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November 18, 2014

Emerald-green lacinato kale is the star of this healthy kale salad, tossed with an easy maple, mustard and apple cider vinaigrette and studded with crisp apples. Toss or massage the kale with the dressing about 30 minutes before you’re ready to serve. The sturdy kale leaves won’t wilt from the...

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October 28, 2014

For many kids, Halloween is a holiday that ranks toward the top. Filled with candy and costumes, it’s a day packed with fun festivities that leads to what many children view as the grand finale: Trick-or-treating. But before you send them off to partake in the evening’s celebrations, prepare a...

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October 17, 2014

With Palate-Pleasing Tips

As parents, feeding children nourishing foods is one of our most important jobs. Although most new moms and dads start with impeccable intentions (homemade baby food, anyone?), maintaining high family standards can be a challenge when many easygoing...

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October 17, 2014

Let's talk about one of the season's most iconic vegetables: canned pumpkin.

Yes, canned, because that's how 99 percent of us get our pumpkin. And that's fine, except for one thing: Americans overwhelmingly associate canned pumpkin with just one dish (pumpkin pie)...

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May 23, 2014
Following a gluten-free diet does become easier with practice, and with time
Easy, everyday health habits
By
Suzanne Dixon

Understanding the finer points of gluten—a protein found in...

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March 31, 2014

We support mandatory GMO labeling, in support of the consumer's right to know.

As the campaign to label food products made with GMO ingredients moves across the states, Earth Origins Market is proud to stand with the growing consumer...

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Grilled Veggie Quesadillas
March 18, 2014

Vegetables, smoky-sweet from the grill and zingy with lime juice, transform simple cheesy tortillas -- comfortingly familiar to children -- into something sublime. Other fresh, seasonal, vegetables, such as eggplant or fennel, would make a lovely addition to the line-up here. And do try to hunt...

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