Virginians toss your potatoes once they begin growing sprouts
When I was growing up in Southwest Virginia my grandmother and her neighbors grew potatoes in their gardens. Some of my cousins would eat raw potatoes right out of the dirt. If potatoes began growing sprouts we cut them off and boiled the veggie anyway.
Opinion: The Importance of Cleansing Your Colon for a Healthier You
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High levels of oxalates in raspberries
I have always loved raspberries and I've made some pretty tasty desserts using the beautiful red berries as the main ingredient. Once I learned about oxalates and how high raspberries are in oxalates I decided I could no longer risk having them in my diet.
"Drinking for two": Dad's alcohol consumption can harm fetal development as much as Mom's
When a woman is trying to become pregnant, she tends to go into go into overdrive when it comes to her health and nutrition. Eating better, exercising, and cutting out alcohol. Fathers have been off the hook as they are not the one carrying the baby, but new research suggests that their drinking habits preconception actually can have an impact on their future child.
A Family Unknowingly Ingested Toxins From a Fungus Growing in Their Backyard
***This is based on a true story, one known to the author. Names have been changed to protect individual identities. Retold with permission***. Edible mushrooms are not only popular in certain cuisines but they are also known to be nutrient rich. While most edible mushrooms are grown on farms, some are also foraged from other places by those who have the ability to differentiate between edible and poisonous mushrooms.
Relief from fibromyalgia symptoms
From the first day following the carnivore way of eating I noticed a difference in my energy level and how happy I felt. I have dealt with fibromyalgia for many years, I have dealt with the pain, sleeplessness, depression, brain fog, inflammation, low energy, and debilitating anxiety. I was told fibromyalgia was all in my head that it was incurable and untreatable and for many years I didn't believe there would ever be relief. I believed I would go through life dealing with the symptoms, having good days and bad days and I would learn how to manage fibromyalgia and push through the pain, but I would never get rid of it.
$2.5M Upgrade to Delaware River Water Treatment Plant
New Jersey American Water this week announced a $2.5 million investment in the Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant.Photo byMorristown Minute. New Jersey American Water announced a $2.5 million treatment upgrade to the Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant that will treat 1,4-dioxane.
Arsenic found in high levels in rice
I was eating rice two to three times a day. Rice is delicious, inexpensive, and easy to cook and a big part of the vegetarian diet I was trying to follow. After a couple of weeks on my new eating plan, I began to feel moody and tired. I figured it was because I had cut back too much on protein. Then I started to notice my hair was dry, brittle and falling out by the handful. Every time I washed my hair it got thinner and thinner. I had expected to feel better with my new health plan, not worse.
Do You Need a Detox? Myths & Realities About Toxins
Woman holding grocery basket full of fruitPhoto by rawpixel on Unsplash. The term toxin gets thrown around a lot these days — every day I see warnings about toxins in your food, your skincare, your water, along with advertisements for supplements designed to ‘detoxify’ your body. A scroll through social media is likely to turn up numerous brightly colored images of thin women in pristine kitchens cutting up vegetables next to a bottle of some magical detox pill. The toxins these ads refer to are seldom called out by name — it’s hard to tell what specifically you’re supposed to be afraid of. The truth is, fear sells, and fear of toxins in everything drives a multimillion-dollar detox industry. Let’s talk about what toxins are and aren’t.