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What Do Those Numbers on Your Produce Mean?

What Do Those Numbers on Your Produce Mean? You know those pesky stickers you’re constantly peeling off your fruits and vegetables? Did you know they actually provide critical information? What’s more, it’s really easy to learn to decode them. Here’s what you need to know: Four-digit number = conventional (non-organic) produce Five-digit number starting with […]

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Spring Cleaning Your Body

Spring Cleaning Your Body It’s Spring! I hope you’re enjoying the new season. This time of year often brings thoughts of spring cleaning. In order to make room for the new, you have to get rid of the old. So if you’re feeling stuck or stagnant in your life, spring cleaning can be a great […]

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Food Focus: Quinoa

Food Focus: Quinoa Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), is a nutritional powerhouse. It contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a great source of protein for vegetarians. It’s also high in magnesium, fiber, calcium, phosphorus, iron, copper, manganese, riboflavin and zinc. While quinoa is widely considered a grain, it’s actually the seed of a plant related […]

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Food Focus: Beans

Food Focus: Beans Beans, or legumes, including peas and lentils, are an excellent source of plant-based protein. Beans are found in most traditional cultures as a staple food, offering grounding and strengthening properties that enhance endurance. They offer a highly usable, highly absorbable source of calcium for the body. A very inexpensive source of high […]

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Food Focus: Sea Vegetables

Food Focus: Sea Vegetables In traditional Chinese healing, sea vegetables (or seaweeds) correspond to the winter season and to the kidneys, adrenal glands, bladder and reproductive organs. The strengthening, balancing and cleansing properties of sea vegetables are known to help these organs as well as the hair, skin and nails. Sea vegetables provide a variety […]

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