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Gut Check: Exploring your Microbiome

The gut microbiome is a cutting edge area being increasingly studied: all the microscopic organisms that inhabit the landscape of the digestive system. Coursera is offering a free online course on this fascinating topic: Gut Check: Exploring your Microbiome. The class starts in less than a month, on October 6, and I can’t wait to take it! I hope it’s a […]

New EWG Endocrine Disruptors List

If you haven’t heard of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) yet, they are a very useful organization that provides current information about toxins in our food, body products, cleaning products, and so forth, so we can be smart shoppers when it comes to our health. Have you ever seen the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” […]

Ted Talk on Phosphorus in Farming

You may have already heard of the myriad of detrimental effects of industrial farming practices. Here is a deeper look into one of them: Mohamed Hijri: A simple solution to the coming phosphorus crisis. In this talk, Hijri discusses the shortage of phosphorus we are creating by mining for phosphorus to put into chemical fertilizers […]

Bulk Organic Food – Costco Doin’ It Right

    I found these awesome products at The Richmond, CA Costco. Not only are they delicious, but they are way cheaper than the same products at my local grocery store. Sometimes, bulk organic food is a great idea. Don’t get me wrong. I am so happy to support El Cerrito Natural Grocery. Their products are […]