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1/29/2010
KC has got her hands on another great cookbook: The Culinary Institute of America: The New Book of Soups.
1/5/2012
Bookbinder Specialties recently added four new flavors to their line of gourmet, ready-to serve gluten-free soups packaged in resealable glass jars.
7/27/2010
The recent trend towards e-readers may cut back on environmental impact, but they also take away the tangible qualities of reading a book.
11/5/2010
Separate stoner customs from scientific marijuana research with this insightful breakdown of the Cannabis plant.
6/11/2009
Reading books from your local public library is a greener alternative to buying new books.
1/15/2010
The weather outside may be frightful, but it’s a delightful time to curl up with a stack of gardening books and begin planning next season’s harvest.
7/14/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse Here Sonya gets ready for a busy week of subcontractors for the NewenHouse kit home. The interior of the home is nearing completion!
1/8/2013
Author/illustrator Bonnie Bright is contributing a portion of book sales to Zero Waste San Diego. Her children's book Casey's Compost is a simple, rhyming tale about a young boy who discovers composting.
5/23/2011
The Sacred Seeds Sanctuary in Costa Rica, provides an opportunity to help endangered plants adapt to and thrive in changing climate conditions.
11/24/2009
Don’t want to waste paper? Opt out of phone book delivery and use the Internet instead.
12/14/2010
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes how she and her team insulated under the slab of the NewenHouse prototype home and the importance of air sealing to achieve Passive House certification.
2/4/2011
Sonya Newenhouse describes the roof truss system and air-tight barrier between the second floor and the roof for the Passive House NewenHouse Kit Home.
4/16/2012
Sonya Newenhouse describes how she uses the southern-facing 17-inch-deep windowsills of her Passive House-certified home to grow seedlings.
6/1/2011
During farm tours at Finca Luna Nueva, an organic farm and resort in Costa Rica,, guests learn about the biodynamic preparations and compost that feed the vibrant, tasty produce they eat for dinner. The resort is connecting tourists to their food.
2/18/2013
This restorative chicken, kale and sweet potato soup recipe is not only nourishing, but colorful and delicious with a hint of smoky bacon.
3/1/2011
On February 21, 2011, herb grower and author Thomas DeBaggio died in his sleep. Learn more about this important herbalist.
3/15/2012
If you're starting seeds indoors, consider making your own biodegradable seed-starting pots out of newspaper, cardboard or eggshells.
3/17/2010
Mindy Pennybacker’s new book, Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth Through Simple, Everyday Choices, and her website, GreenerPenny.com, offer easy tips for daily green living.
3/26/2012
Mountain Rose Herbs has debuted new sustainable tea packaging made from 100 percent recycled newspaper and compostable non-GMO plant cellulose.
3/14/2011
Laundry detergent manufacturer reduces plastic by 66 percent in new easier-to-recycle bottles made from recycled cardboard and newspaper.
10/12/2009
Eco-friendly jewelry is in style. Check out these variations of green, fashionable jewelry: newspaper jewelry, recycled jewelry and instrument string jewelry.  
1/19/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the framing process and how she finds opportunities for borrowed light in the inner walls of the NewenHouse kit home.
2/25/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes building the 12-inch remote Larsen Truss wall, which, combined with the OSB air barrier, will create a 16-inch-thick insulated wall system for the NewenHouse kit home.
2/12/2012
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse tests the performance of her new Passive House by not turning on the heat—and enthusiastically reports that you can comfortably live furnace-free in Wisconsin in the winter.
10/25/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes moving into the first NewenHouse and conducting the final duct blaster test and balancing the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit).
3/21/2011
Sonya Newenhouse discusses some of the issues with synthetic gypsum drywall and documents the steps she will take to avoid electromagnetic fields in her new house.
10/25/2011
Here Sonya describes moving into the the NewenHouse and conducting the final duct blaster test (reaching an amazing score of .51 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals)and balancing the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation Unit).
4/16/2012
Here Sonya Newenhouse describes how she uses her southern facing 17 inch deep window sills to grow seedlings. She also notes that their electrical bill for February in the furnace free home was only $11 -- $8 of which was service fees.
11/29/2011
The NewenHouse kit home has officially received Passive House certification! The Passive House is also the highest-rated Energy Star home in the state of Wisconsin.
12/30/2010
Sonya Newenhouse describes how she and her team insulated the perimeter of her model Passive House slab and installed an EPS foam frost skirt around the slab for cold climate construction.
11/16/2010
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the super-insulated, sustainable and small NewenHouse kit home she's planning to bring to market in 2012. The prototype, being built in Viroqua Wisconsin, is striving for LEED Platnium and Passive House certifications.
12/1/2010
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes how and why the Passive House conference inspired her to change the NewenHouse kit home's design to meet Passive House certification.
11/9/2010
Check out these few easy steps you need to know to start this innovative, non-traditional method to grow organic herbs at home.
7/21/2009
Discover help and inspiration from Sarah Magid’s Organic and Chic. 
5/12/2009
Eating local doesn’t have to be limiting or expensive. Learn how to eat local using tips from the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.
2/10/2011
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
2/18/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace gets help from a kindergartner in reviewing a new green children's book from Scholastic.
12/16/2010
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.
5/21/2010
Patsy Bell Hobson reviews Doug Oster's book, Tomatoes Basil Garlic, which captures the simple pleasures of growing and cooking your garden's most versatile veggies.
2/1/2011
Columbia University's Earth Institute will hold an informational session on its Sustainability Management program on February 10.
5/31/2011
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse describes the HRV (heat recovery ventilation) unit and insulation installation for the NewenHouse Kit Home.
12/21/2011
Decorate your home with zero-waste decor that can be reused, recycled or consumed—instead of toxic landfill trash. The Christmas decorations of Colonial Williamsburg offer inspiration for using natural decor.
11/29/2010
Combine a variety of teas, as well as non-tea ingredients such as spices, flowers, herbs, and dried fruits, to create personal signature tea blends that you can use both for sipping and for cooking.
11/9/2010
This weekend project is perfect for the herb gardener with limited space. It gives more surface area for the herbs to spill from, a lot more soil to hold nutrients and water, and root room for all the extra herbs.
7/19/2011
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than chilled soup. These recipes fill you up while cooling you down.
1/23/2007
I made a New Year’s resolution about being really regular with my blog entries.
7/21/2009
The Frugal Foodie Cookbook (Viva Edtions, 2009) offers excellent recipes and tips for the everyday cook. Here's a recipe for Roasted Garlic, Spinach, and Feta Pizza.
12/9/2013
The Lemon Verbena Lady talks about some of her favorite sights in Pittsburgh during Christmas, as well as some of her favorite herbs, books and crafts for the holidays.
1/28/2014
Delight in these delicious tea recipes in celebration of National Hot Tea Month.
2/7/2014
Give homemade gifts for the ones you love with these herbal crafts for Valentine's Day, including tussie-mussies and potpourri.
12/28/2009
Happy New Year! This year I’m happily going to my friends’ house to ring it in. If you’re hosting the New Year’s Eve party this year, start 2010 out right by keeping it green.
12/28/2009
A survey finds that 53 percent of Americans plan to make a green New Year’s resolution in 2010.
11/2/2010
Alcohol-based infusions are wonderful for deglazing the skillet after searing a steak or piece of chicken, or you can drizzle them on ice cream for a grown-up dessert.
11/4/2010
Plants originally considered harmful to the environment may actually restore the Earth's ecosystems and possess powerful healing properties. Learn more.
11/21/2010
When you write for a blog called The Garden Gnome, you tend to get a lot of wacky things many of that make great holiday gifts. Among my favorite is the new book and guide to life, How To Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.
9/29/2010
Whether you’re just starting out on the green path or looking for more ways to live sustainably, check out Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, which teaches simple domestic skills to help you lead a DIY life.
5/24/2013
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a hydrangea bouquet.
5/21/2013
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a zinnia bouquet.
2/23/2010
This book is packed with 20 intricate designs, charts, gardening tips and tricks and conventional wisdom passed down through the years. 
3/7/2012
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a biennial, meaning it takes two years to mature and reproduce. Get your chance to grow parsley from seed in your garden by entering our special garden giveawy. Ends April 2, 2012!
4/25/2012
New guidelines suggest using butterbur root extract can drastically reduce the frequency of migraines.
3/16/2010
Readers share which herbs they can't wait to plant come springtime.
2/16/2011
Planting heirloom, non-genetically modified seeds is a great way to help preserve endangered plant varieties--and the planet's very ecosystem.
8/14/2009
Chicago and New York City vie to be the first to pass a green food resolution.
12/6/2010
Despite what you may have heard, you don't need to suffer through extreme diets or complicated menus to burn calories. Boost your metabolism with these great tasting herbs that you may already have growing in your kitchen garden.
6/17/2009
The Lemon Verbena Lady visits New York City and discovers the New York Botanical Garden.
12/27/2010
Take some pressure off resolutions season by choosing “world improvement” instead of just “self-improvement”. Add a green resolution to your list this year.
4/25/2011
I read cookbooks like some people read mystery novels or the latest steamy romance. The object of my affections this month is Everyday Flexitarian: Recipes for Vegetarians and Meat-lovers Alike, by Nettie Cronish and Pat Crocker.
1/25/2011
Explore fresh herb flavors and mouth-watering recipes with this recommended cookbook.
12/29/2009
Make 2010 your healthiest year yet. Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace shares her five green beauty resolutions for a naturally beautiful new year!
12/19/2011
Try a vegetarian version of traditional Hoppin John for good luck this New Year's day.
10/13/2008
For a barking dog, electric shock collars may do more damage than good. Read what I'm using to rid my dog's bark, without the bite.
12/30/2008
Don't know what to do to be greener in 2009? Here's a few things Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace will be committing or recommitting herself to for the next calendar year.
3/22/2011
An affordable prototype home helps revitalize a blighted Syracuse, New York, neighborhood--and could be the city home of the future.
6/17/2011
Geothermal heating and cooling systems rely on the earth’s constant underground temperature of 45 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit to provide comfortable indoor climates. The technology works in any size or style home, in nearly any setting on earth.
3/16/2012
The path to a sustainable New York City will involve covering much of the urban space with food farms and gardens.
5/22/2009
A visit to The Cloisters medieval museum and gardens in New York City reminds the Lemon Verbena Lady just how close gardens an art are related.
3/10/2011
Ken Ruck wants to build a fully self-sustaining earthship on New York's Lower East Side.
1/28/2010
Although Angostura bitters may be short in supply, they're not short on flavor.
4/18/2012
Researchers have discovered that using a thyme tincture to treat acne may prove more effective than over-the-counter treatments.
11/8/2011
Sales of antibiotics for domestic food animals increased 6.7 percent in the last year, while meat production increased just 1.3 percent.
12/19/2012
Perfect Seasonal Styles with Peter Lamas Naturals’ "Hold Me" and "Repair Me"
5/22/2013
Vitamin D helps support the immune system and the hormones that regulate mood and sleep.
5/22/2013
SheaMoisture looks to help women capture their individuality with The Art of Color.
12/29/2010
In the South we bring in the new year eating black-eyed peas. You should try my pie—it might even bring you luck wherever you live!
3/2/2011
Washington, D.C., Nevada and New Mexico see the most LEED-certified green building per capita in 2010.
3/8/2013
Learn about the food sovereignty movement and what it means to you.
3/18/2010
A new discovery is leading the way to production of opiate painkillers in labs instead of poppy fields.
10/1/2009
A recent study discovers a new use for basil.
4/3/2012
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four ways to reduce daily sugar consumption.
5/27/2010
Love it or hate it, everyone has an opinion about cilantro. It's bold appeal becomes overwhelming for some. Let's just chalk it all up to genetics.
12/19/2008
One Iowa city used herbs as a way to de-ice their dangerous roads.
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.
3/5/2009
The chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi) is mostly grown for decorative purposes, but it also has a history of medicinal treatments.
1/18/2012
Starting an exercise program isn't as tough as you think! Just follow these simple tips to get moving.
10/7/2010
Erin McIntosh enjoyed a weekend exploring Western holistic medicine at the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference located at the Ghost Ranch in Abiquiú, New Mexico.
4/8/2011
Apartment Therapy's annual Small Cool contest, featuring homes of less than 1,000 square feet, is a gold mine for smart ideas that make tiny spaces elegant, graceful and liveable.
2/25/2011
A graduate student experiences the comfort and efficiency of a superinsulated, passive solar home in Taos.
4/25/2011
Kate and Jeff are building their off-the-grid dream near Taos, New Mexico. As they build themselves a small straw bale house and make do with a few solar panels, they're realizing how little they really need.
7/29/2011
Designed as a shotgun-style house for natural ventilation, the Alligator House was designed and built as part of the rehousing effort in post-Katrina New Orleans.
3/9/2011
A handful of cities has implemented a new service that lets residents stop junk mail. If your city isn't one of them, you have options to keep wasteful, unwanted solicitations and catalogs out of your mailbox.
5/6/2008
Jessica hunts for eco-friendly and secondhand items to make her new townhome greener. Greening an apartment or home you don't own can be a challenge, but searching for eco-friendly products is fun.
8/16/2013
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a chance to revisit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in 2013, getting a chance to finally see the newly renovated Herb Garden.
1/10/2011
At the start of a new year, make a resolution to clear your spice cupboard of old herbs and spices.
1/4/2010
This year, use herbs to maximize your weight loss potential.
1/25/2012
A hot (literally) exercise trend is sweeping the nation. Learn more about hot yoga here.
6/9/2009
When the Lemon Verbena Lady visited the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens during her NYC vacation she quickly learned that timing is everything when it comes to herbal travels.
4/14/2010
The Chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi), also known as the winter cherry, enjoys a library of culinary and medicinal benefits. Here are the answers to some of the questions you have asked about growing this incredible species. 
12/31/2013
Get inspired with these 10 New Year’s Resolutions you can make to help yourself, humanity, and the planet.
1/5/2012
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
3/21/2011
On Thursday, March 10, our friends from the American Botanical Council hosted their annual ABCelebration. During the reception, three important people were recognized for their tremendous work in the herbal industry.
12/8/2009
Start your health regimen by looking at what you've been doing before.  You have to take charge of your health regimen, not anyone else.
12/7/2010
The Lemon Verbena Lady finds herb garden design inspiration in Port Murray, New Jersey.
7/22/2011
Evidence of fenugreek seeds contaminated with E. coli leads to a recall of teas and dietary supplements in the EU.
5/3/2011
A recent recall of grape tomatoes may also affect supermarket salad products.
6/1/2011
USDA tests have discovered pesticide residue on a large majority of cilantro samples, including products not approved for use on the herb.
5/23/2011
Packaged brownies sold as dietary supplements with added melatonin raise health concerns from the public.
6/28/2011
Mercury levels in fish have no affect on heart health, researchers say.
4/15/2011
In light of the recent natural disasters in Japan, two woman are asking herbalist to ban together to help protect a few lives and donate herbal supplies for an organization called Herb for Japan.
3/31/2011
People on both coasts of the U.S. are worried about Japan's leaking radiation entering their food supply—but is there really cause for concern?
2/14/2011
The Voynich Manuscript is an ancient book that has puzzled experts and scientists for years. But an important piece of the puzzle may have been solved. Read more.
4/8/2011
Doctors have created a 'Peanut Patch' that will potentially treat the effect of peanut allergies.
8/2/2011
A new study finds that people who take vitamins for a decade do better on certain memory tests that those who don’t take vitamins.
9/14/2011
A new study from the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford finds that 15 minutes of laughter increases pain tolerance.
8/30/2011
New research reveals the least and most obese states in America, with Colorado and West Virginia taking the top and bottom slots.
12/26/2012
Choosing the ideal products for your skin type can get complicated. Take the guesswork out of your beauty routine and get a head start on clean skin in 2013 with Elemental Herbology’s NEW Starter Kits.
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.
3/30/2011
'Organic farmers have the right to raise our organic crops without the threat of invasion by Monsanto's genetic contamination and without harassment by a reckless polluter. Beginning today, America asserts her right to justice and pure food.'
9/22/2009
A recent study theorizes that core body temperature might play a vital role in getting the sleep you need.
12/30/2009
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.
1/31/2011
Take a photographic tour of Finca Bella Vista, a sustainable treehouse community in Costa Rica.
7/14/2009
As state and local governments are scrambling to ban salvia divinorum, Editor-in-chief K.C. Compton defends the 900 other salvia species.
3/19/2009
Washing your hair daily is way too often. Learn what you should do instead.
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.
12/10/2010
Have you ever wondered how much saffron you should use in a recipe. We have the answer.
7/8/2009
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
6/14/2011
Stevia is a better alternative to most artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes.
3/4/2010
Buying local sustainable food is now as close as the nearest Wal-Mart.
3/22/2011
You know what they say about an apple a day: discover the health benefits of apples.
6/22/2010
A summertime symbol, the firefly, is slowly disappearing from nature. Read how you can help prevent this from happening.
6/16/2011
These tips mined from the second issue of Mother Earth News, published in 1970, will make your housekeeping more enjoyable and efficient. Mother has always known best.
2/29/2012
The Environmental Working Group's 2011 Meat Eater's Guide ranks different animal and plant protein sources on their greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact.
4/16/2010
Watch Rachel Maddow as she celebrates the return of Angostura bitters with two fabulous recipes and a fun story concerning its shortage this past winter.
3/20/2013
This year at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, three new natural products stood out from the rest in the event's annual "Best of the West." Discover a new way to soothe the skin with ozonated oil, a new dipable snack option for kids, and new product to help you fall asleep faster.
11/23/2010
Buying the right produce, using the best cookware and storing leftovers properly will result in a safe and delicious meal for your family and friends.
5/6/2011
A new study shows that low-sodium diets may increase risk of heart-related problems for some people.
11/22/2011
Misunderstanding of the “use-by” or “sell-by” date on products (not the same as an expiration date) leads to tons of food waste each year.
6/17/2010
Believe it or not, terrariums are coming back into style. Learn how to make your own terrarium with these easy steps.
10/12/2011
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
9/28/2011
Get all the information about how to protect yourself from the latest listeria outbreak.
8/4/2011
Kids who chew gum at school perform better on standardized tests, new research suggests.
8/4/2011
Cargill has announced one of the largest meat recalls in history. Learn if you are at risk.
3/7/2011
According to Physorg.com, about 26 percent of herbs and 20 percent of spices sold in Spain are contaminated by various bacteria. Read more.
11/19/2010
At 92, Lane Furneaux has been working for more than 30 years to educate the people of Dallas on the culinary and health benefits of herbs.
7/11/2011
The stevia sweetener may be marketed across Europe as early as next year.
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.
6/21/2011
 Researchers have found that including olive oil in a healthy diet may reduce your risk of stroke.
1/6/2011
Modern-day lore and magical herbs are being put to political use by Romanian witches.
8/9/2011
A study found that soy supplements are not helpful for increasing bone mineral density or treating symptoms of menopause.
4/29/2011
As the use of supplements and vitamin increase in the U.S., they are under scrutiny in other parts of the world.
4/29/2009
Human cases of Swine Influenza, otherwise known as swine flu, may be emerging in the United States. Learn how you can take control of your health with these facts and tips on washing your hands.
12/13/2012
Made from Tagua, Habitus tiles are natural sustainable and suitable for floors or walls.
5/25/2012
Take the guesswork out of planting with the new ZIP-code tailored When to Plant app from Mother Earth News magazine.
12/14/2012
Host a holiday party without worrying about litter box odor — or harsh chemicals — with Swheat Scoop.
4/26/2011
Most Americans believe that cleaning products are required to list ingredients on labels. They're not. But Whole Foods is taking matters into its own hands with a color-coded rating system that holds manufacturers accountable for green claims.
2/17/2010
If you've been keeping up with this year's Winter Olympics, you may have noticed the strange bouquets being handed out to Olympians. Learn more about them.
6/29/2010
Retirement from work doesn't mean retiring from having fun in life. Help yourself and others by starting a community garden.
8/5/2010
Editor in Chief KC Compton could barely believe it when she opened Consumer Reports and read a poorly researched article about dietary supplements.
5/24/2011
Going to be in the Seattle area the first weekend in June? Then join us at the Mother Earth News Fair, a fun, family-friend event focused on sustainability.
8/26/2011
Sweet Beginnings, an urban apiary on an undeveloped strip of land near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, provides employment to former convicts and produces raw honey and a line of all-natural honey-based skincare products.
8/18/2011
Citing breaches of contract and “good faith,” Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut has announced that it is cutting ties with the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), no longer allowing the branch to certify Passive Houses in the U.S. 
2/9/2010
I offer instructions on how to make a very basic pasta.
2/16/2010
Check out my latest radio segment on Mother Earth News Radio with Andrea Ridout and Dan Lepinski. I share a bit of the history of chai including hints for making the perfect cup. 
4/29/2011
Interested in Kate Middleton's elegantly understated royal wedding bouquet? We've got the inside scoop.
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.
4/22/2011
Beware of certain produce if you're pregnant. Some pesticides may affect your growing child.
8/19/2011
A new report from Food Safety News finds that up to one-third of all honey in the U.S. is illegally imported from China and possibly contaminated with antibiotics and lead.
1/4/2011
Obama is poised to sign the Food Safety Bill. Learn more about how you can guarantee the safety of your own food.
11/27/2009
A new study shows how freshly cut garlic can help protect your heart. Learn more.
2/25/2010
For natural appetite control, skip your morning bagel and add some rye instead.
1/7/2010
Chaste tree is not just for maidens; find out how its medicinal properties can alleviate many gynecological woes.
12/28/2011
Learn to protect yourself so you don't become one of the reported swine flu cases.
1/18/2011
Use all-natural exfoliating scrubs with your favorite herbs or essential oils to cut down on your contribution to plastic pollution in the ocean.
2/28/2011
A recent study tested the effects that tart cherry juice has on fibryomyalgia patients and discovered marginal benefits in patient's muscle strength.
3/1/2011
Warmer winters in Canada and the northern United States are extending the length of the ragweed pollen season—bad news for allergy sufferers.
5/11/2011
Recent studies find that many public bathrooms contain soap dispensers with bacteria-infected soap.
3/11/2011
Coffee may be more beneficial to your health than previously thought. A new study explains the connection of coffee and decrease in stroke risk among women.
7/13/2011
RSVP for the Bee-a-thon on July 16 to learn about the role of bees in our lives and what we can do about the challenges they face today.
3/23/2009
Michelle Obama's new organic White House vegetable garden is the first of its kind since World War II. I spoke with a friend who was at the scene as students from a local elementary school broke ground Friday, which was the first day of spring. Find out what the new "First Herbs of the United States" are.
8/8/2011
Children’s lunches aren’t kept cool enough before lunch, leading to the possibility of food-borne illnesses.
3/11/2011
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Forbes rates the ten most toxic cities in the United States.
9/11/2013
This year marked the inaugural natural beauty pop-up event, A Night For Green Beauty. The event featured enthusiastic green beauty bloggers and fabulous green beauty brands. Here I've compiled a handful of green beauty products that caught my eye from companies La Bella Figura, One Love Organics, May Lindstrom, H. Gillerman Organics and Ilia.
8/9/2011
A recent study finds that fiber can lower the risk of colon polyps, a cancer precursor. Fiber can also help prevent heart disease and cancer and aid in weight loss.
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.
8/8/2011
Glymes, strong solvents that are part of the chemical family known as glycol ethers, have been linked to developmental and reproductive problems, including miscarriages.
6/14/2011
The EWG's 2011 Shopper's Guide tells grocery shoppers which produce items are lowest in pesticides, and which are highest.
8/24/2011
Researchers have found a diet that may prevent heart disease.
11/22/2010
A recent clinical trial has found that bilberry extract in combination with other natural supplements can be beneficial to maintaining healthy eyes.
6/6/2011
Flavonoids in cocoa can decrease blood pressure, improve circulation and lower cholesterol.  
3/9/2010
Diethyl phthalate is an ingredient used in many body care products that guest blogger Dawn has concern with. Learn how to use a costemic safety database to find out if your cosmetics are safe or include harmful ingredients.
12/17/2009
New studies discover the health benefits of dark chocolate, which include helping people relieve stress.
6/30/2011
New research suggests that a healthy diet has no room for diet soda.
9/14/2011
New research suggests that with every piece of chocolate you devour, your heart may get a little healthier.
8/16/2011
A new study found that your office chair may be hurting your health.
9/28/2011
Big news in the world of herbs: A new experimental drug derived from milk thistle saved two men after they consumed poisonous mushrooms.
10/5/2011
People with pale skin may have more troubles than being unable to get a summer tan, a new study suggests.
12/14/2011
The Federal Drug Administration has issued a cilantro recall on a certain brand of the popular herb. Read on to keep your family safe.
7/12/2011
A new study has shown folic acid to play a large role in academic achievements among teens.
11/23/2011
Wrigley, a giant in the chewing gum industry, has received approval from the FSA to use magnolia bark extract in future products.
7/5/2011
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
3/14/2012
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
3/9/2011
A new study shows that olive leaf extract may lower blood pressure.
1/27/2011
Dark chocolate may be good for more than just antioxidants—it might protect your body from a range of health conditions, including heart failure and strokes.
10/6/2011
October means it’s time for Breast Cancer Awareness month—and a new onslaught of pinkwashing.
11/17/2011
Jessica visits the 890-acre farm belonging to the nonprofit Seed Savers Exchange, the largest nongovernmental seed bank in the U.S. and a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our nations heirloom seeds and biodiversity.
6/5/2011
Jessica reports about all the fun and wonderful information at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
6/9/2009
Could a poisonous plant used by ancient colonizers to hurt be used by modern dermatologists to help?
6/7/2011
Here are some highlights from my workshop, "Make Your Own Green Cleaners—for Pennies" at the Mother Earth News Fair. Throw away your chemical cleaners and get your home sparkling the healthy way!
7/13/2011
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, from a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now. It's foraging season!
5/17/2011
Jessica invites readers to visit her at the upcoming Green Festival in Seattle and the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
10/19/2010
The Herb Companion magazine recently attended the first ever Mother Earth News Fair. We hope you can come visit us at the next one!
10/12/2011
Editor in Chief K.C. Compton interviews some experts who are spreading the word on herbs.
4/29/2011
Celiac disease affects more than 3 millions Americans, and yet there is no FDA regulation to monitor gluten-free foods. Discover how you can help fight for a FDA regulation.
12/28/2011
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
8/25/2010
Mother Earth News Radio recently interviewed Jim May, the first person to bring Stevia rebaudioside into the United States. Stevia is known most for its naturally sweet leaves. Listen to the interview here. 
3/5/2012
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
5/23/2012
Protect eyes from the sun this summer with a cool pair of shades. Read on to find your perfect pair of sunglasses.
2/17/2011
The original Coke recipe, a closely-guarded secret, is reportedly built on the distinctive flavors of herbal essential oils.
2/8/2012
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
3/24/2011
A recent scientific reviews finds that hawthorn may be useful in treating a variety of mild heart ailments.
10/12/2011
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.
12/20/2010
Kroger recently recalled select pet food brands from 19 states. Learn how to protect your pets from contaminants found in store-bought pet food by making your own.
12/21/2011
Two Lousiana residents have died after using a neti pot incorrectly. Learn which mistakes to avoid.
3/10/2011
According to recent British studies, the curcumin found in turmeric may help prevent breast cancer, and can slow the growth of existing cancer conditions. 
7/13/2010
The sunscreens you use may not offer the amount of protection you need.
11/16/2011
A new study suggests aromatherapy may help patients feel less stress before a procedure.
7/22/2010
Check out this list of herbsl supplements that can interact negatively with heart medications.
6/9/2010
Atrazine, a common herbicide that can cause birth defects, washes off crops and lawns and makes its way to our drinking water supply. Atrazine levels in our water supply are highest between the months of April and July, especially in the Midwest.
7/29/2010
The Natural Resources Defense Council has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration to get the government agency to finalize a law banning triclosan and triclocarban, two chemicals commonly found in antibacterial products.
8/5/2010
Beside the fact that the blooming "Corpse Flower" smells like, well, a rotting corpse, it's still quite the event.
8/2/2011
New research is suggesting that an ingredient in wine may have ultraviolet ray protection qualities.
2/22/2012
Allergists are seeing the causes of hay fever are already arriving in the midst of a mild winter.
2/14/2011
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
7/6/2010
A new study suggests that cell phone radiation may be to blame for the massive decline in the bee population.
2/22/2012
Scientists in Russia have brought a narrow-leafed white campion to life from 30,000-year-old tissue.
6/3/2010
Native ladybugs are disappearing around the nation. Learn more about how you can help stop this problem.
1/25/2011
Back to the Root makes growing mushrooms at home simple and sustainable.
4/18/2012
The symposium will feature a special guest lecturer, informational herbal workshops and a special garden tour.
2/15/2012
The root of the blue evergreen hydrangea may aid in the treatment of autoimmune disorders.
3/7/2012
Campbell's Soup Company has announced it will start packaging its soups with BPA-free cans as soon as an alternative becomes available.
7/7/2011
A new study may have found out why it's impossible to just eat one potato chip.
8/2/2011
New research is suggesting that an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil may help prevent the common cold in infants if taken during pregnancy.
4/11/2012
A study has found that healthy fats and oils may make fried foods better for you.
5/23/2012
An extract from the kudzu plant may help drinkers learn to indulge in moderation.
7/28/2011
McDonald's has new, healthier plans for its popular kids' meal.
2/15/2012
The list of benefits of owning a pet is growing longer and longer. Discover your excuse to bring home a pet today.
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.
6/6/2012
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
4/26/2011
Some foods can help you get better sleep. Try these tips to fight insomnia with natural sleep aids.
3/3/2011
Scientific research backs the use of two familiar herbs for the treatment of mild depression.
1/18/2012
Researchers may have found the herb to stop tooth decay: licorice root.
4/18/2012
Researchers have discovered patients can enjoy good heart health after bypass surgery with the help of turmeric.
5/9/2012
The wild tomatillo plant may provide the compounds needed to win the fight against cancer.
2/7/2011
Vitamin Water's false claims about its flu prevention powers may have resulted in a lawsuit.
11/16/2011
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
3/14/2012
Discover how one food group can help increase mental power as you age.
7/12/2011
Researchers add another item to the long list of health problems caused my secondhand smoke.
2/2/2011
The ground hog may be signaling an early end to winter, but today's a day to stay in with good food, an arsenal of craft projects and a warming bath.
2/16/2012
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
7/31/2012
Uncover what colorful, fragrant flowers make up the London 2012 victory bouquets during this summer's Olympic Games.
1/25/2012
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
5/30/2012
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
5/9/2012
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
3/21/2012
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.
9/26/2013
With fall here, try these vegan versions of classic comfort foods: nachos, sloppy Joes and Swedish meatballs from Hilary’s Eat Well.
9/9/2011
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a wonderful harvest of lemon verbena leaves to use in cooking and crafts. She has also discovered a new pest that may be trying to harm her favorite herb.
8/16/2011
The Herb Channeler gets in gear to preserve the herbal harvest for the fall and winter months. Get ideas to freeze, dry and preserve your herbs as well as bring them indoors.
5/16/2012
Today, the Environmental Working Group released its 2012 Sunscreen Guide. See where your favorite sunscreen sits on the list.
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.


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