Beat Cold and Flu Season with Medicinal Herbs

By Rebecca Potter Has your entire family ever made it through cold and flu season without succumbing to what’s “going around”? If so, congratulations! If not, I’m here to help you do that naturally! Being an herbalist, I like to get to the root of the problem, which in the case of colds and flu is the fact that our bodies are full of waste matter and toxins that bacteria and viruses love to feed on.

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Are you buying ethical products and supporting good companies?

If Nelson Mandela represents anything to me, it is that simply by having the honor to be human, we have social and moral obligations to take care of each other. Of course, you already know this, kind soul. But have you considered that taking care of your fellow human starts with how you choose to spend your money? Surely, you’re aware that a social monsoon is raining down on unjust corporations,

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How YOU Can Impact Food & Water Legislation

Keeping up with bills passing Congress can be something of a full-time job. And the bills Congress passes affects every aspect of our lives, whether we understand it or not. How are we to keep up with congressional legislation, and talk to our representatives about our concerns, when keeping up is a demanding (if not nearly impossible) task? Worse, how do the people make their voices heard when new legislation favors the rich and powerful, and not the everyday citizen?

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Is labeling GMOs "pointless"?

As a Registered Dietitian, I’m deeply concerned about our food supply because it is increasingly expensive and degraded in nutrition. I’ve followed the movement to label genetically engineered (GE) foods since the labeling movements began in 2011. As a “food & nutrition expert”, it’s my duty to understand and observe our food manufacturing, food production, and food supply.

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How to Be Sensitive About Infertility Issues

By Dorothy Pang, L.Ac. & Fertility Expert Did you know? October is National Infertility Awareness Month.  I’ve worked with many women who were suffering with infertility, and it’s not an easy road.  And when someone isn’t aware, it can be easy to do or say something inadvertently that can be really devastating to a sufferer of infertility.  Yes, they are super sensitive.  But if you’ve been through it, then you know… it’s a very sensitive issue!

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Food Fraud in Spices, Alcohol & Juice

The foods most susceptible to counterfeit (fakery, fraudulence, whatever you want to call it) include honey, olive oil, milk, heirloom produce, and baby formula. You can find out more in this article and podcast on food fraud. I revealed why food fraud is a widespread problem in developed countries, making both you and me easy targets, in this article & podcast. Now, let me highlight for you the more marginalized items.

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