Reprint: The dark side of plant-based food

Our Daily Green - The dark side of plant-based food – it's more about money than you may think There’s more behind that vegan burger than it seems. Nina Firsova/ Martin Cohen, University of Hertfordshire and Frédéric Leroy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel If you were to believe newspapers and dietary advice leaflets, you’d probably think that doctors and (c) Our Daily Green - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Sweet news! Chocolate may help improve memory

The Green Parent - Researchers find that plant compounds called flavanols are the key to reducing memory loss. (Photo: Dasha Petrenko/Shutterstock) Good news chocolate lovers! New research has found that a compound found in chocolate may help improve memory skills and reduce the memory loss that often accompanies old age. It’s all about the flavanols. Researchers have found that these plant compounds – found in chocolate – are the key to the improvements. In a new study, … [Read more...]

Stop the spread of liquefied natural gas (Reprint from OtherWords).

Our Daily Green - Shutterstock Stop the Spread of Liquefied Natural Gas — Before It’s Too Late A liquefied natural gas disaster could make an oil spill look like a picnic. By Olivia Alperstein | December 17, 2019 Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a potential disaster in the making. That’s the conclusion of a new report by Physicians for Social Responsibility, (c) Our Daily Green - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Which city is the cleanest in the world?

The Green Parent - How clean is your city? Think it’s one of the cleanest in the world? The research team at Hassle Blog put together this inforgraphic of the cleanest cities in every continent in the world. Way to go Chicago! It’s a good bucket list of cities worth visiting as well as a guideline for other cities looking to improve their “clean” cred. Did your favorite city make the list? – The Worlds Cleanest Cities” (c) The Green Parent - Read … [Read more...]

Amber Lotus: New Eco Calendars for 2014

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Are you still using paper calendars? I am. I need the visual on paper I can touch. Amber Lotus makes fabulous calendars all on recycled paper with non toxic ink. They have a ton of wonderful options with a theme of do-gooding, living healthy, and respecting the environment. I like those sentiments and enjoy seeing this imagery around the house. It also serves as inspiration. How about the graphically bold and colorful Green Patriot Wall Calendar which … [Read more...]

Uncommon Goods: Compass Necklace

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Do you have any outdoorsy people on your holiday gift list? Travelers? If you're reading this, I know you do. Or you're one yourself. Check out this fabulous Compass Necklace from Uncommon Goods. What a perfect gift for hikers, travelers, and explorers. And, really not just for those types, because compasses symbolize finding your way in life and the value of your journey, and it's a sweet sentiment for the people you love. I can think of a hundred … [Read more...]

7 Creative Ways To Encourage Outdoor Playtime

Nature Moms - As a parent, you know that your child benefits greatly from time spent outdoors. But with the draw of shiny, colorful electronics at every turn, getting your kid to play outside at all can be a tremendous challenge. When you recall fond childhood memories, you probably remember the fun and exciting outdoor adventures shared with your siblings, cousins, and friends. From nature hikes and catching fireflies to splashing in the creek and making mud pies, most adults of your … [Read more...]

Why Homesteaders Are Prepared for Coronavirus and Other Turbulent Times

Nature Moms - Madness has descended upon my neck of the woods this week. The coronavirus hysteria has arrived and local grocery and big box stores are being bought out…ie no perishables, no toilet paper, no water, etc. They have emptied the shelves of chemical cleaners and sanitizers. People are wearing face masks and filling up their carts like the apocalypse descends tomorrow. I had no desire to go out and be a part of that but for me it was any other Friday, my grocery shopping day and … [Read more...]

3 Easy Ways to Identify Non-Toxic Beauty and Personal Care Products

Mindful Momma - Learn how to identify non-toxic beauty and personal care products by understanding ingredients,...Read the whole entry... » ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (c) Mindful Momma - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

What Menstrual Cup Is Right For You?

The Eco-Friendly Family - This page regularly updated and is best viewed in ‘desktop mode’ because of the tables & photo comparison tools. If you are on mobile,... The post What Menstrual Cup Is Right For You? appeared first on The Eco-Friendly Family. (c) The Eco-Friendly Family - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Cloth Pad Pattern Pack

The Eco-Friendly Family - ; ; ; Suggested Supplies: Cloth Pad Pattern Pack Soaker Fabric (cotton, bamboo or hemp) (Optional: Upcycle shirts, blankets, etc!) Backing Fabric (fleece or... The post Cloth Pad Pattern Pack appeared first on The Eco-Friendly Family. (c) The Eco-Friendly Family - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Sleep Tips for a Smooth Daylight Saving Time Transition

Mindful Momma - Use these sleep tips to make the transition to Daylight Saving Time a smooth and healthy one for...Read the whole entry... » ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (c) Mindful Momma - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly and Minimalist Wedding Ideas

Nature Moms - Throwing  a planet friendly wedding is not hard to do if you just think about simplicity. You don’t need over-the-top décor, clothing and food to make a good party for your wedding day. A wedding is supposed to celebrate the love of the couple, not the excesses of our culture. Let Nature Be Your Decorator Nothing is better than a beautiful field of flowers, or a mountain backdrop or the ocean as your muse when it comes to planning a wedding. You have no need to pick a bunch of … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Best Bamboo Sheets for Your Bedroom

Nature Moms - It was 11:30 in the evening, and I was about to change my bedsheets. When I put a sheet on the bed, I realized that it wasn’t either soft or fresh – it was worn out. And it hit me: it’s time to buy a new bedding set. Why? It is believed that there must be three sheet sets for each bed in the household. Good quality organic sheets can last up to 12 years, so it’s better to invest in the best sheets to get high-quality products for many years. After testing out the variety of … [Read more...]

Planting native species in your yard so your garden thrives

Our Daily Green - As the new year dawns, and the winter hibernation season turns to hope for the spring, we start to consider our plantings. While the recommended plantings in this article are geographically specific to Ohio, the reasoning is universal. When choosing plants for your landscaping, it is important to pick native plants that will thrive in the local environment. Any yard of any size can grow native (c) Our Daily Green - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

A simple guide to sourdough starter and bread

Our Daily Green - For many years now, I've been a bread baker. My grandmother taught me how to bake bread when I was a little girl, and for our wedding present, she bought us a Kitchen-Aid with a dough hook. 30 years later, that mixer is still a workhorse in the kitchen. In the past few weeks, as panic buying kicked in around the nation facing the COVID-19 virus, all the dry yeast disappeared from the store (c) Our Daily Green - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Race Review: Emerald Isle Marathon

The Green Parent - This is the only race photo ever taken of me in which my feet actually look like they are moving. (Photo: Alan Williams) Last weekend, I ran North Carolina’s innaugural Emerald Isle Marathon. I was nervous about running a first-time race because I know there is a steep learning curve when it comes to things like making sure there is enough water at the water stations and porta potties at the start line. But my worries were for naught, because it was pretty clear early on … [Read more...]

The A-Z of Getting Fit With Your Kids

The Green Parent - Looking for fun news ways to get your kids up and moving each day? Exercise doesn’t have to be a drag. But I know how hard it can be to get kids out the door when all they really want is to continue their slug-fest on the sofa. Some kids can’t wait for an excuse to get outside and run around. But others need a little more encouragement, and that’s cool too. The key is to make it fun and family-centered so that it doesn’t feel like a drag. Skip the … [Read more...]

Patagonia Wintertide Boot

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Patagonia's new Wintertide Boot is as good looking as it is warm. Not only that, but the sole means business, these are boots you can walk in comfortably for a long time, perfect for winter travel and adventure. They are lace-up boots, so you can customize the fit, but they are easy to get on and off. You can lace them in such a way that you slip your foot in and out without having to fool with the laces. They come in different colors, but I love the … [Read more...]

Monsanto = Snow White’s Evil Queen

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - So now Monsanto is literally playing the role of Snow White's Evil Queen by trying to pass off poisoned apples as a good idea. If it weren't so terrifying, it would be funny. Like non-organic apples weren't bad enough already--they're on the dirty dozen and are so polluted I wouldn't eat one--but this takes it to an even more sinister level. Seriously, if we don't stop this, pretty soon everything will be GMO. The deadline is December 16, please take a … [Read more...]

How to Impress Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Nature Moms - Mother’s Day: it’s pretty much one of the most important days of the year. Why? Because your mom deserves some serious respect. She’s the one who brought you into the world, brought you up, taught you right, and was always there for you when you needed her most.  That means you’ve got to honor her big time this Mother’s Day. We’re talking going all out, pulling out all the stops, and getting real about honoring your mom. The only question is, how? We’ll walk you through some of … [Read more...]

The Best Ways to Declutter Your Home

Nature Moms - As homeowners, we often find ourselves holding on to clothes, utensils, old appliances, and other items we no longer use, mainly because we are attached to them or feel bad about throwing them away. When this habit persists, it’s possible to wake up one day and realize we’ve acquired a lot of junk in our homes, and there’s less space to put away the items we frequently use. Eventually, it comes time to simplify our lives by decluttering the entire house, and some … [Read more...]

Best Health & Wellness Apps for Self Care at Home

Mindful Momma - A roundup of the best health & wellness apps for meditation, breathing, yoga and fitness, so...Read the whole entry... » ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (c) Mindful Momma - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]