Just Married!

I owe you an apology. I’ve all but disappeared from the planet, and only to suddenly resurface with this news: I’m married! On June 16th, Mike and I hitched the horse with the pony. While I tried with all of my might to juggle the wedding planning, the prenuptial party, four jobs (one of them new), and a sprouting business, I just couldn’t do it all and stay sane. In fact, I did catch a mighty nasty bug just a week before the Big Day.

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Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

What do imported grapes, domestic blueberries, celery, lettuce, strawberries, spinach, bell peppers, peaches and nectarines have in common? If they are conventionally raised, they have some of the highest amounts of pesticides of any produce available. They are known as the “Dirty Dozen”, and experts  strongly recommend that you purchase these items organically.

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Starve Cancer With The Right Foods

My childhood girlfriend was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, stage III, at 30 years old. Her nurses were shocked at her story because she had this terrible disease at such a young age. Most people diagnosed with colon cancer are at least 50 or older. Nonetheless, Chelle is strong and spirited, and the nurses who help oversee her chemo love and adore her as though she were their own family member. I join these nurses in being deeply concerned for Chelle – and for others with cancer – and in praying for her full recovery.

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Certified Humane

Have you noticed the “Certified Humane” label on egg cartons and meat products lately? While sorting through a large assortment of eggs the other day, I became curious as to what exactly this label means. As one might expect, the “Certified Humane” product is just what one might hope it would be – emphasizing compassionate and respectful animal treatment.

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