What are your favorite organic brands of food and natural body care brands? Santa Cruz Organics? Annie’s macaroni and cheese? LaraBars? Burt’s Bees? Did you know that all these products are owned by larger companies that have historically had no interest in organic foods and natural products? A few weeks ago my new favorite sustainable […]
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I’ve long been a fan of green tea, one of the many facets of my serious tea passion. A few years ago I quit caffeine for health reasons, but have recently been integrating it back into my life. My favorite caffeinated beverage of choice has always been green tea, and I recently discovered matcha tea […]
Learn the basics of trace minerals and why we need them in our diet. Trace Minerals Research makes mineral supplementation easy for everyday health boosts.
We try to keep things pretty positive here on VWJ. Rather than focus on the negative, we try to keep all our articles focused on the positive: how to build a happier life, eat a great diet and make the healthiest life possible for you and your family. But sometimes, the scary, negative news is […]
This post originally appeared on One Green Planet. Surely you’ve seen these labels on boxes, cans and bags: “All-Natural” “Farm Fresh” “Made with Whole Grains” “High in Antioxidants” What do these food labels make you think about the product they are attached to? Do you assume the product is healthier, or are you a savvy […]
Learn how to make green juice that is delicious, fast and super healthy . We’ve got 15 helpful tips plus 10 green juice recipes to get you started.
The newly release Food Chains film is a documentary looking at the issue of farm workers’ rights in the United States, and the fights that affect us all.
Dr. Bronner’s soap is one of the best soaps in the world, for so many reasons. All natural, organic, and fair-trade cleaning products for the home and body!
Tomorrow I am teaching a workshop at my local library about green cleaning and natural body care. I am pretty passionate about both of these subjects, and I love to share my knowledge about healthy home and body with people that are excited to learn how to detox their life! I’ve created a little downloadable […]
It’s been awhile since I’ve caught up on my weekly food news from our smart foodie sisters at Eat. Drink… Better. So here is your weekly dose of food news, including everything you need to know about the huge hummus recall (so many reasons to make your own HUMMUS!), GMO legislation, shenanigans in the upper […]
Heather Callaghan Activist Post As demand for local and raw goods continue to rise, more people are asking – where do I find local organic? Where do I find raw milk and join a herd share? Where are the farmers markets, co-ops and stands? Search engines…
Healthy cocktails might seem like an oxymoron, but even those of us passionate about health and wellness choose to enjoy happy hour from time to time! And for those choosing to indulge, finding healthier, organic cocktails is equally important as choosing healthy, organic foods. For a cocktail to qualify as healthy means that it’s made […]
Do you know the difference between extra virgin olive oil and just… olive oil? I had always thought they were mostly the same, just that EVOO, as that Rachel lady named it, was maybe a bit more pure- and certainly more expensive. But actually there is a huge difference, which I just learned pretty recently […]
Sprouts are nutrient-dense and alkalizing– and they come in many varieties, so mix up the flavors in this salad by swapping in your favorite sprouts and veggies. To learn more about why spouts are so good for you and how to make them grow, check out the following links from our friends across the Important […]
We love the idea of eating local, but what are the real costs, and is it truly sustainable?