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2/4/2011
Kitchen Gardeners International's 20ate campaign urges Americans to say no to junk food.
3/14/2012
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
6/30/2011
New research suggests that a healthy diet has no room for diet soda.
4/11/2012
A study has found that healthy fats and oils may make fried foods better for you.
10/8/2013
It's no secret that a woman's metabolism slows down as she approaches menopause. Instead of unrealistically eliminating carbohydrates from your diet, think along the lines of a moderate carbs diet.
3/14/2012
The Ecology Center today released new research on toxic chemicals such as lead, arsenic and mercury in low-cost children's and adult jewelry.
5/16/2012
A new study from the Ecology Center found traces of lead, cadmium, BPA, phthalates and hazardous flame retardants in gardening products—and that chemicals in hoses leach into water.
5/23/2011
Packaged brownies sold as dietary supplements with added melatonin raise health concerns from the public.
2/1/2011
The fight against obsesity continues; the Dietary Guidelines for Americans unveiled its new dietary guidelines. Learn what the guidelines say and what that means for America.
6/14/2011
Stevia is a better alternative to most artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes.
6/27/2011
Cocoa supplements can be a great way to protect your heart and ward off many heart and age-related diseases.
2/24/2011
The new USDA guidelines about sodium intake may be daunting, but it is possible to lower your salt consumption and still have delicious herbal meals.
7/21/2011
New research has found yet another benefit to adopting the vegetarian lifestyle.
5/26/2010
Guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the similarities between Sumo wrestlers' diets and Americans' diets.
6/7/2010
Following a diet out of a book means you're just adhering to a set of externally imposed rules. Learn how to listen to your body for direction on what nourishes you.
5/17/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the little food allergy that could mean big weight gain.
5/3/2010
Bathing suit season approaches! Guest blogger Stephanie Small goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May. 
5/6/2011
A new study shows that low-sodium diets may increase risk of heart-related problems for some people.
8/1/2011
Women with greater fiber intake are 11 percent less likely to develop breast cancer. Many Americans don’t get enough fiber every day, so here are a few ways to add more fiber to your diet.
3/25/2009
Does the Cookie Monster no longer have a sweet tooth? What is he teaching our kids? Learn more.
3/4/2011
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a likely carcinogen commonly used to line non-stick cookware, also lines the inside of microwave popcorn bags.
6/24/2013
Sort through all the hype over dietary fat with this Fit Fat Guide from Dr. Christopher Mohr.
6/21/2011
There's a new graphic in town ready to help you with your dietary needs and help you craft each healthy and delicious meal you put on your plate.
5/10/2010
Bathing suit season approaches! Stephanie goes beyond the standard "portion-control-and-exercise" weight loss tips to bring you the top five truths you must know in order to drop the pounds. Look for one new tip on each Monday in May.
2/7/2014
Start eating healthy with our tips from the September/October issue of Mother Earth Living.
6/13/2011
Certain herbal supplements can cause severe heart and liver damage.
10/31/2011
It's difficult to understand supplements when reputable sources just can't seem to get it right. The NPA recently challenged the Wall Street Journal about an article they published concerning dietary supplements. Read more.
2/23/2011
Add garlic to your daily diet by taking these tips into consideration.
7/8/2010
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares a vegetable juice recipe.
4/4/2012
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
7/11/2013
According to the Okinawan diet, those who eat fewer calories just might live longer. Dr. Amber French discusses this study and analyzes how cutting 20 percent of your daily calorie intake might help you lose weight stave off age-related disease.
1/24/2011
Chronic stress can harm both body and mind. Prevent and relieve stress in your life with these nine ideas.
8/24/2011
Researchers have found a diet that may prevent heart disease.
9/23/2013
Guest blogger Char Scace shares her low-carb pumpkin pie recipe to make getting through the holiday season on a low-carb diet a little easier.
7/7/2010
Kids and veggies don’t mix, right? Guest blogger Stephanie Small doesn't buy it. Re-learn a few tried-and-true tips to help your children actually enjoy their vegetables.
4/26/2010
Guest blogger Stephanie Small reviews the importance of fat and its crucial role in the body. Stephanie explains why trans fats are toxic, why saturated fats are necessary and why low-fat diets don't work.
6/30/2008
Kneipp Healthy Feet Cooling Foot Gel gives a tingly relief to tired feet.
6/25/2014
Reach for these taste-tested, healthy granola bars next time you need a snack.
5/25/2010
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a coalition of retailers, industry trade associations, and food and beverage manufacturers, has announced that it will cut a combined 1.5 trillion calories from its members' products.
3/5/2013
Lisa’s Organics, the maker of a line of certified organic vegetable frozen side dishes, has combined the highest-quality veggies with chef-inspired sauces that go from freezer to dinner plate in just five minutes.
10/24/2008
Giving fruit as a reward for potty training was successful with my niece and healthier than candy, even the natural kind.
1/31/2014
Start living healthy with our tips for getting well and staying well.
2/14/2014
A local community supported agriculture farm in Midcoast Maine offers a sustainable lifestyle for members of the Belfast Ecovillage.
3/7/2014
Create a happy and healthy home with these helpful tips.
12/5/2011
The New York Times reports our carbon emissions in 2011 were the highest on record. Reduce your family's carbon footprint by choosing vegetarian recipes such as Fennel and Leek Soup and Delicata Squash Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Herbs.
6/23/2011
New research is suggesting that a mere single serving of fatty food per day could have major health implications in the long run.
8/26/2011
Rush Bowls are an all-natural blend of fruit and other natural ingredients frozen to perfection and served with a package of organic granola or gluten-free topping.
2/2/2009
Going green on your lunch break is an easy way to show Mother Nature you really care. Dani delves into the art of greening your afternoon eats.
5/14/2012
As nursery renovation begins, Jessica is just beginning an investigation into remodeling options.
2/7/2011
Herbs and cheese go great together in the kitchen and offer an array of flavor. Try our recipes.
6/6/2014
When the weather gets warm take your lunch outside. Try these healthy picnic foods, plus get a recipe for a simple pea pesto!
4/20/2012
In the first in a series of posts on the most important chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses the dangers of BPA (bisphenol-A)exposure to developing babies.
8/24/2011
Adding recipes like this Vegan Cheesy Lasanga to your meal plan could do more than please your taste buds; it could also save your life.
4/2/2010
Can’t afford to buy all organic produce? You don’t have to! Knowing which fruits and vegetables have the highest and lowest pesticide residue will decrease your exposure to toxic chemicals and save you money at the grocery store.
6/20/2011
The Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists help the budget-conscious minimize exposure to pesticides.
1/24/2013
A healthier version of the classic rice risotto, delicious barley risotto is easy to make and fun to modify with whatever ingredients you have in your kitchen.
2/22/2011
EU's ban of five chemicals commonly used in building materials will 'shake up the industry,' Healthy Building Network official predicts.
12/4/2008
How to stay healthy when you eat at a restaurant four or more times per week.
10/5/2010
Maintaining indoor air quality is important in a healthy home, but poor craftsmanship can lead to water damage and eventually mold issues.
1/6/2011
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson explores furniture, fabric and flooring options for those with children and pets.
11/23/2010
Express yourself by decorating a blank wall with eco-friendly wall treatments and low-VOC paints.
2/15/2011
A man’s room, or “man cave” is a private dwelling that a man can use to hang out with his buddies, watch tv, play games, etc. It can be decorated in a masculine fashion. There are some great natural products for this room. 
3/12/2009
Jessica talks about the importance of healthy, nontoxic, organic mattresses and how much she loves her Land and Sky Rainforest Mattress from The Natural Bed Store.
2/4/2011
Skip the hardy snacks that Super Bowl parties usually provide by replacing them with these great, healthy finger snacks. Trust us, no one will complain.
1/18/2011
One Herb Companion intern shares her New Year's commitment to improved health habits with food, activities and herbs.
11/21/2013
Try this Green Smoothie recipe for a yummy, energizing drink packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
3/27/2014
Trade your unhealthy conventional potato chips in for one of our picks for best organic chips.
4/18/2014
Skips the hazardous commercial varieties and opt for one of these five natural air freshener options.
4/30/2014
See how a mother of two young boys saves money on groceries while eating mainly fresh, organic food.
5/13/2014
Start your morning off right with this breakfast smoothie recipe packed with a serving of fruits and vegetables.
5/28/2014
Learn how to naturally control garden pests while maintaining healthy soil.
6/10/2014
Opt for these five foods before hitting the gym for a better workout.
6/20/2014
Try this healthy, gluten-free alternative to the typical coconut macaroon or chocolate chip cookie that you can whip up in no time.
3/9/2012
Campbell’s Soup Company announces that will phase out use of the toxic chemical BPA from its soup can linings.
9/7/2010
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
9/6/2013
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.
3/21/2011
Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!
11/9/2011
This dish gives you the creamy goodness of mashed potatoes without all of the fat and sodium.
9/21/2011
Don't let the fun of football season leave you fatter! Try these low-fat calories are your next tailgate instead.
4/4/2012
Try this delicious recipe for salty, crunchy stinging nettle chips made fresh from the garden.
7/28/2011
Tomatoes and watermelon combine in this unique salad with flavors that will wow every part of your palette.
8/18/2011
A new study found that, obese or not, the number of years you live depends on your lifestyle.
7/19/2011
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
6/16/2011
Mother Earth offers many natural energizers that wake you up without compromising your health.
12/14/2011
Whether you should take stairs or the elevator is a daily question. So if you think you don't have time to take the stairs, think again. Research shows that taking the stairs saves time in the day.
7/12/2012
The 2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists from the Environmental Working Group helps shoppers limit their pesticide exposure while saving money.
11/1/2012
In an effort to help consumers find safer products, the Environmental Working Group has created an online guide that rates more than 2,000 household cleaners for safety of ingredients and disclosure of contents.
2/5/2013
One of our "14 Sustainable Food Companies You Can Trust," Plum Organics is good for your baby's health and the health of the planet.
5/30/2012
In the third in a series on potential toxins to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses the dangers associated with use of retinol in skin products.
4/10/2012
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
10/26/2011
It's not too late to plant cover crops to increase your garden soil's fertility and enhance garden beauty this winter.
12/15/2008
Sausage can be healthy if made at home. Try it!  It's easy.
2/11/2011
Guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson shares five of her favorite interior design products companies.
1/31/2011
Pebbles, rocks and stones are beautiful, natural materials that add beauty and a very classic look to any style design. 
4/7/2011
Terrariums are beautiful in any room setting and they are a great activity to share with children. In honor of Earth Day, build your own!
1/18/2011
Create storage and design interest in your home by repurposing existing areas with built-in seating and other furniture.
8/17/2011
Gone are the days when I longed to present my home to guests filled with everything bright, shiny and new. My taste is now an eclectic blend of vintage and new.
2/6/2012
Choose healthy whole grains for nutritionally complete and delicious vegetarian meals.
11/28/2011
If Thanksgiving weekend left you craving light, nutritious meals, try these recipes for winter-friendly salads.
3/14/2013
Try these three delicious, healthy recipes for a happy St. Patricks Day.
1/26/2011
Kale is gaining popularity as a healthy, versatile superfood in the kitchen. Kale can be used for cooking soups, salads, stews and can be eaten raw or cooked.
5/13/2013
On the run? Try one of these on-the-go snacks that are both healthful and handy.
5/21/2010
California rolls from supermarket sushi counters contain high fructose corn syrup. You don't have to look hard to find this information; it's listed right on the package!
4/19/2010
A psychology study at the University of British Columbia found that looking at sick people can trigger our bodies to step up their immune defenses by releasing infection-fighting substances.
8/23/2010
In an effort to help prevent childhood obesity, several health centers in the Northeast are offering low-income families fresh produce vouchers to local farmers’ markets.
1/27/2011
Protect yourself from illness and help your immune system stay in top form.
12/23/2013
Replace the sugary, salty store-bought version with this wholesome Homemade Chewy Granola Bars recipe.
12/27/2013
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
7/8/2010
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it's one that many of us fill with sugars and empty carbs. Start the day off right with this recipe for healthy blueberry bran muffins, courtesy of Driscoll's.
12/13/2010
Make the holidays a little easier (and more natural) with these 10 gift and decorating ideas.
12/21/2010
Recycled glass can make a stunning addition to your home. Discover recycled glass countertops, tiles and mosaics for your home.
3/25/2011
Springtime is here! Floral motifs in interiors are popular—and also a great reminder that the new season has arrived.
1/12/2011
Instead of using synthetic scents, try this simple natural trick to make your home smell delicious. 
11/7/2011
Prevent and treat heartburn at home with these natural remedies.
2/7/2011
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
1/29/2013
Try these healthy, delicious party foods to serve at this year's Super Bowl festivities.
2/1/2012
Super Bowls don't have to leave you in a stuffed, sleepy stupor. Snack on this layered bean dip recipe instead.
7/22/2014
When caring for your hair with conventional beauty products is not enough, supplement your hair care with these five fabulous herbs for healthy hair.
4/28/2011
It's time to think about decorating your outdoors with eco-friendly funriture, rugs and of course, organic flowers, vegetables and plants.
1/21/2011
Dedicated to the Midwest’s winters, guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson offers practical tips and ideas for decorating interiors in white.
1/3/2011
Air pollution abounds in our homes and businesses, but many air purification systems are not safe to use. Try cleaning your indoor air with plants.
11/24/2010
Conventional fabrics are doused in chemicals that can make you sick. Choose healthy, organic fabrics made from sustainable materials.
11/30/2010
Eliminate unpleasant odors in your home by using natural products.
4/25/2012
In the second in a series on chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses why and how to prevent dangerous pesticides and herbicides from entering our bodies and homes.
2/16/2012
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
7/15/2013
Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
6/24/2010
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares her tips for having a green Fourth of July with healthy food and a fun, waste-free atmosphere.
7/16/2010
Sunday, July 18, is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate by serving up a scoop of naturally sweet, organic and fair trade ice creams.
11/20/2013
Spice up your holiday recipes with the warm spicy notes of Bhakti Chai concentrate in classic pecan pie, cozy egg nog and festive spiced nuts.
5/4/2011
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
6/7/2011
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
9/13/2013
The upcoming Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Mother Earth News Fair promises hundreds of presentations on sustainable, self-reliant living; dozens of animals on display; delicious food; and tons of fun.
2/10/2010
Light up the night on Valentine’s Day with eco-friendly soy and beeswax candles. These candles have fewer toxins and less soot, making them a healthier option for a green Valentine’s Day.


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