Why You Should Buy Fair Trade Products

Fair Trade Food is Obtained Ethically If you tend to shop in health food stores, you have probably noticed more and more food  labeled  “Fair Trade” over the past few years.   Originally, Fair Trade labeling was used mostly on coffee products.  Now, Fair Trade products are encompassing everything from foods such as tea, coffee, and chocolate, to body care products. In fact, there are quite a few companies using Fair Trade agreements, importing many […]

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Baking Soda – Better Than Drugs?

A Health Miracle in Your Kitchen Cupboard Did you know that sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) can help cure a cold, prevent kidney stones and urinary tract infections, and may even be a potential treatment for some forms of cancer?    If these things are true, why don’t we all know about it?  Well, apparently we did.   Baking soda was once a go-to remedy for many ailments.  Of course that was before the we became […]

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Magnesium Helped My Aching Legs

I Couldn’t Live Without Magnesium I don’t take a lot of supplements even though I have worked in the alternative health arena for over 20 years now.  But there is one nutrient I swear by, and it is magnesium. A few days ago I completed a road show where I was on my feet for many hours a day. Having spent the better part of the last 5 years sitting, this was very difficult for […]

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Weird Animal Products in Food

Fish Bladders in Your Wine Anyone? Whether you are a vegan or not, some of the ingredients that are being added to everyday foods just isn’t right. Did you know that fine wines, and even some beers, contain fish bladder membranes?  I have to admit, this is the first time I have ever been glad I drink cheap wine, ha ha. Apparently the fish bladder membranes are used to make isinglass, a type of gelatin […]

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The Massacre of Bees

Canadian Bee Keepers Sue Pesticide Manufacturers Earlier this month, Canadian beekeepers filed a class-action lawsuit against two pesticide manufacturers in the Ontario Supreme Court. Dozens of beekeepers are joining forces and seeking $400 million in damages for the devastation on bee colonies caused by neonicotinoid pesticides. What Are Neonicotinoid Pesticides? The class of pesticides called “neonicotinoids” are applied to seeds prior to planting.  The chemicals coat the plant, making the entire thing poisonous.  This means […]

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