Don't be afraid of breads anymore, well at least whole-grain breads. A new study shows that whole-grain foods that are rich in fiber at may be beneficial to your health.
Evergreen Institute founder's Missouri home burns; wood furnace is suspected cause.
Sixteen states have banned the sale of dishwasher detergents with high phosphate levels, and the American Cleaning Institute has urged its members to remove them.
Mistletoe (Viscum album) may be useful for more than just snagging kisses. According to a recent study it may help the battle against bowel cancer.
To meet its goal of making all new buildings carbon-neutral by 2030, the American Institute of Architects introduces an online tool that help designers predict how much energy their buildings will use.
Greg Franta’s work on climate change and the built environment, as reflected in his book Cooling the Warming, is at the core of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Reinventing Fire initiative.
Homeowners want energy-efficient features and functional rooms that will expand on small homes’ square footage, according to a recent American Institute of Architects report.Homeowners want energy-efficient features and functional rooms that will expand on small homes’ square footage, says an American Institute of Architects report.
Environmentally induced cancer is more prevalent than expected, according to the President’s Cancer Panel’s first report on reducing environmental cancer risks.
A new report from the Natural Resources Defense council lists 25 national parks at risk from climate change.
While many indications point to house size shrinking in America, National Public Radio reports that the McMansion is far from dead.
July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.
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.
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
According to recent British studies, the curcumin found in turmeric may help prevent breast cancer, and can slow the growth of existing cancer conditions.
World Centric has unveiled a line of compostable toothbrushes and travel cases that are made from a plant-based resin called Ingeo.
Existing homes that are certified as “green” sold for 30 percent more than homes without such a designation, according to an analysis of the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan region released today by Earth Advantage Institute, a nonprofit green building resource. Newly constructed homes with a sustainability certification sold for 8 percent more than non-certified homes.
This result continues a four-year trend in which new homes with third-party certification for sustainable construction and energy performance have consistently sold for more than newly constructed homes that had not been certified. The term 'certified home' includes homes that received an Earth Advantage New Homes, ENERGY STAR, or a LEED for Homes designation, or a combined Earth Advantage/ENERGY STAR certification.
Don't let National Peach Month slip away before biting into this juicy fruit and all of its health benefits.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has invented an air conditioner, the DEVap, that’s up to 90 percent more efficient than traditional ACs.
Celebrate a technology-free Sabbath with a jug of organic wine, a loaf of homemade bread and handmade candles. Could you go 24 hours without your smartphone?
Packed with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, pears make a delicious but healthful snack. Just check out these five health benefits of pears!
A new study warns that energy-efficient LED light bulbs contain potentially hazardous metals. Some lights had eight times the amount of lead allowed by California law.
After years of caving to the chemical industry, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has delcared formaldehyde—common in particleboard, plastics and textiles—a known human carcinogen.
Learn how to identify and expel radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., from your home.
Unlock the powers of antioxidant-rich tomatoes by checking out these many health benefits of tomatoes.
The American Institute of Architects' most recent housing trends survey shows housing sizes inching back up again after the first declines in decades. Will people still want smaller houses in better economic times?
The Herb Companion editors have found some gifts that give back to charities that are making a difference.
Everybody’s looking for the cure to cancer. When will it be found and where will it come from? A new herb has recently emerged as a possible new treatment for cancer. If you’ve never heard of guinea hen weed, read this now.
October means it’s time for Breast Cancer Awareness month—and a new onslaught of pinkwashing.
Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with eco-friendly, organic products.
Deliciously cool off this summer with these naturally-sweetened chocolate ice cream toppings made with fair trade cocoa.
Celebrate the end of National Berry Month with this recipe for cod with bluberry-mango salsa. Sweet and spicy, this recipe is sure to become a summertime favorite!
Unused and expired medications are difficult to recycle. Participate in National Take-Back Day this Saturday for an easy, safe way to dispose of old pills.
Rishi Tea will be donating a portion of its sales from its Organic Unity Herbal Tea to the National Yoga Month organization.
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
During National Ground Water Awareness Week next week, let's bring attention to what natural gas drilling is doing to our ground water supplies.
Sweet Bay is surprisingly easy to grow and offeres wonderfully spicy flavors to your kitchen.
Garlic has been used for centuries to treat colds and infections. Modern research shows that garlic may also be useful in preventing cancer.
Campbell’s Soup Company announces that will phase out use of the toxic chemical BPA from its soup can linings.
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will stop accepting loans from the nationwide Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which helps homeowners pay for the cost of energy-efficient retrofits.
Vitamin Water's false claims about its flu prevention powers may have resulted in a lawsuit.
When you’re wrapping up your holiday shopping, consider shopping for a good cause. By giving all of your loved ones Cookies for Kids' Cancer this holiday season you may help bring kids with cancer that much closer to a cure.
The path to a sustainable New York City will involve covering much of the urban space with food farms and gardens.
Loaded with fiber and antioxidants, oatmeal offers many health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
Researchers have found that curcumin, the ingredient in turmeric that gives it its distinct coloring, may help alleviate arthritis pain and inflammation.
Chemicals in conventional hair dye can cause allergic reactions and asthma, and have even been linked to cancer. Keep your beauty regime healthy; naturally dye your hair!
The health benefits of kale are greater than
those of any other vegetable. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness
and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
The health benefits of kale are greater than those of many other vegetables. Kale provides nutrients that fight off sickness and diseases and has a low environmental impact.
As recently discussed on The Dr. Oz Show, watercress is high in iodine and rich in many essential vitamins and nutrients. Eat several servings a week to boost skin health, promote healthy thyroid function and help prevent cancer.
This herb's medicinal use dates back to 400 B.C., and researchers may have found another reason why our anchestors may have been onto something.
Packed with antioxidants and other healthy substances, apples boast a variety of health benefits, giving credence to the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Read on to learn how saw palmetto can help to relieve prostate problems.
Starting in 2012, the FDA will require sunscreens to protect against both UVA and UVB rays, have a minimum SPF of 15, and remove all references to “waterproof” on their labels.
A National Restaurant Association survey found that serving more local food tops chefs expected trends for 2012! Keep you home diet seasonal and local, too, with this vegetarian recipe featuring winter vegetables.
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller details plans for a National Passive House Alliance in the U.S. and shares the activities of current regional Passive House alliances.
Sunday, July 18, is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate by serving up a scoop of naturally sweet, organic and fair trade ice creams.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.
October marks the beginning of pomegranate season. Dig in and enjoy the health benefits of this superfruit.
Light pollution can interfere with your body’s ability to sleep through the night. Get a better night’s sleep by reducing light pollution in your bedroom and getting in sync with natural cycles.
These superfoods may prevent degenerative diseases. Check how green tea and blueberries can help fight Alzheimer's disease.
The wild tomatillo plant may provide the compounds needed to win the fight against cancer.
A new study links diet soda to increased risk of fatal cardiac problems, while a health group connects caramel coloring in soda to cancer.
Avocados are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and good fat that are beneficial for your health
Conventional sunscreens aren't as effective—or as safe—as you might think. From false claims to partial protection, here are 5 scary reason why conventional sunscreens aren't the best choice.
Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, walnuts provide an array of impressive health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list--all under $50!
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares more about her experience at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a popular flower show in the United Kingdom. Here she discusses which of the Chelsea Flower Show gardens were her favorites.
Protect your heart and brain and prevent cancer by eating grapes. Check out these five health benefits of grapes!
Don't forget to protect your skin this summer! Guest blogger Seleyn DeYarus discusses the importance of organic sunscreen for summertime enjoyment.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four dangerous ingredients to avoid when choosing safe makeup as well as some of the products in her beauty bag.
Turmeric, a curcumin-containing spice commonly used in Indian curry, has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines to cure a number of ailments. Discover the health benefits of turmeric!
Celebrate spring by indulging in these 5 seasonal superfoods—delicious, nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables.
Explore the many health benefits of cauliflower, from cancer prevention to digestive support.
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, asparagus offers a lot more than a tasty side dish. Check out these health benefits of asparagus!
Sodas cause abnormal weight gain and are laced with unpleasant ingredients like brominated vegetable oil and BPA. Need a reason to stop drinking soda? We’ll give you six.