How to stay healthy when you eat at a restaurant four or more times per week.
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.
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.
Learn about the food sovereignty movement and what it means to you.
A study has found that healthy fats and oils may make fried foods better for you.
A new study may have found out why it's impossible to just eat one potato chip.
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.
A recent recall of grape tomatoes may also affect supermarket salad products.
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!
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
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.
According to TastingTable, black garlic is very trendy with foodies right now.
Educate yourself about the recent outbreak of foodborne illnesses caused by sprouts and how to protect yourself.
Obama is poised to sign the Food Safety Bill. Learn more about how you can guarantee the safety of your own food.
The stevia sweetener may be marketed across Europe as early as next year.
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.
Opt for these five foods before hitting the gym for a better workout.
Freelance writer and editor Kim Wallace interviews fellow foodie Lindsay Nixon, author of "The Happy Herbivore" cookbook.
Zemco Industries, a division of Tyson, has recalled 380,000 pounds of deli meat suspected to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogens, a deadly foodborne bacteria, from Walart stores across the nation.
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.
If you're starting seeds indoors, consider making your own biodegradable seed-starting pots out of newspaper, cardboard or eggshells.
See how a mother of two young boys saves money on groceries while eating mainly fresh, organic food.
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.
The American Humane Association announces their newest certified humane producer of dairy products: Brown Cow.
Try GloryBee Foods Organic Fair Trade Certified Honey—retail jars coming soon to your local natural foods market!
Organic Vintners, seller and importer of wines made from 100 percent organically grown grapes, has introduced a new Spanish wine brand, Sol de Agosto, to the US market.
Uncle Matt's announced today the next addition in its premium line of organic juices: not-from-concentrate, flash-pasteurized and refrigerated lemonade.
Eco-friendly jewelry is in style. Check out these variations of green, fashionable jewelry: newspaper jewelry, recycled jewelry and instrument string jewelry.
Mountain Rose Herbs has debuted new sustainable tea packaging made from 100 percent recycled newspaper and compostable non-GMO plant cellulose.
Laundry detergent manufacturer reduces plastic by 66 percent in new easier-to-recycle bottles made from recycled cardboard and newspaper.
Freekeh Foods is a fun, delicious way to add more whole grains to your family's diet.
My favorite grocery store is the healthiest, how about yours?
Cleaning your reusable shopping bag regularly will help protect your family against illness.
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.
Campbell's Soup Company has announced it will start packaging its soups with BPA-free cans as soon as an alternative becomes available.
An easy description of making your own baby food from scratch. Create nutritional options for your baby and safe money!
Skip these foods for a better mood, better energy and better overall mental health.
Try these five editor-recommended picks for quick-fix foods.
With fall here, try these vegan versions of classic comfort foods: nachos, sloppy Joes and Swedish meatballs from Hilary’s Eat Well.
Whole Foods has teamed up with Chef Ann Cooper to create The Lunch Box, an online resource that encourages schools to make meals healthy again.
Sprout Foods new line of Sprout Smash Organic Kids Snack Pouches have the great taste school-aged kids love, and the nutrition their parents demand.
Start living healthy with our tips for getting well and staying well.
Whole Foods Market commits to verifying it products as free of genetically modified organisms. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains the grocer's commitment to providing natural and organic products.
Simple rosemary mayonnaise makes an exceptional sandwich spread.
Giving fruit as a reward for potty training was successful with my niece and healthier than candy, even the natural kind.
When the weather gets warm take your lunch outside. Try these healthy picnic foods, plus get a recipe for a simple pea pesto!
What you eat throughout the day can affect how you sleep at night. Avoid these five foods for a better night’s sleep.
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
Hemp seed is a powerful source of protein, omega-3, vitamins & minerals, and has a delicious nutty flavor!
Food and Garden Editor Tabitha Alterman introduces her blog about sustainable food and gardening, seasonal recipes and healthy eating.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains the environmental effect of consuming too much meat and offers tips on how to incorporate more vegetarian meals into your diet.
Guest blogger Marcela De Vivo shares six ways that eating healthy can help you ace your exams.
Be smart about buying honey with our tips on what to look for.
These gluten-free snacks are ideal for a light breakfast or pre-workout snack.
Beaverton Foods’ Inglehoffer organic mustards will now sport a green cap to make the organic line easily identifiable from the original line.
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.
Whether you're worried about the effects of aging or just looking to be healthier every day, the food you eat should be a top consideration.
Purchase beeswax, soap making and candle making supplies from GloryBee Foods' online store.
Dehydrated foods are high in nutrients and easy to transport and store, but buying them at the store can be costly. Investing in a food dehydrator can save you money, allowing you to make your own beef jerky, dried fruits and fruit leather at home.
Jessica shares her sustainable wedding food find after locating eco-minded caterers in the Kansas City area.
Although Angostura bitters may be short in supply, they're not short on flavor.
This guide to food labels will help you decode nutrition and sustainability claims on all kinds of food packaging.
BPA levels in families who ate fresh rather than canned and packaged food dropped by 60 percent, a study found. Cooking at home with fresh food is the best way to avoid this potentially dangerous chemical
As more Americans tighten their belts to save a penny or two, many are finding they can save money by growing food-producing gardens.
Buying 'natural' cereal could get you a bowl full of GMOs. To keep genetically modified ingredients off your family's table, buy organic.
Vitamin D helps support the immune system and the hormones that regulate mood and sleep.
SheaMoisture looks to help women capture their individuality with The Art of Color.
Sales of antibiotics for domestic food animals increased 6.7 percent in the last year, while meat production increased just 1.3 percent.
Perfect Seasonal Styles with Peter Lamas Naturals’ "Hold Me" and "Repair Me"
With the economy still in recession, more American families are eating at home rather than eating out, but most aren’t making hearty, traditional meals on the stovetop or in the oven. They’re nuking.
Practice food safety with summer grilling tips.
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.
In wake of slow federal action, Boulder, Colorado, parents make a grassroots push for healthy, nutritious school lunches.
A Consumer Reports study finds high BPA levels in Del Monte, Progresso, Campbell’s, Annie’s Homegrown, Eden Foods and Vital Choice canned foods.
Do you eat like you spend? Similarities may exist between your relationship to food and your relationship to money. Learn to identify your patterns so you can heal them.
The vast majority of Americans believe labeling GMOs is necessary and ethical.
Reserveage Organics’ line of cocoa superfruit products featuring CocoaWell wins Natural Foods Merchandiser Editor’s Choice Award at Natural Products Expo West.
Food has become both a political and a fashion statement--and foodies could save the environmental movement.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz plans for healthy eating in the Grinnell College dining hall.
One Degree Organic Foods announces the launch of its sprouted, vegan cereal line featuring 100 percent traceable ingredients.
Tighten and brighten with NOW Solutions 2 in 1 Correcting Eye Cream.
Get inspired with these 10 New Year’s Resolutions you can make to help yourself, humanity, and the planet.
Herbs and cheese go great together in the kitchen and offer an array of flavor. Try our recipes.
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.
Colman’s Mustard is excited to show Americans about ways that they can incorporate traditional and authentic British foods into their Olympic viewing parties.
Depth products, created by college sweethearts Tim Schaeffer and Korie Johnson, boast 70 percent organic ingredients (including aloe vera and sunflower) and a working relationship with Camp SEA Lab, a non-profit camp in Monterey Bay, California (one of my favorite areas of the country!).
Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl, shares a recipe for Teriyaki Tofu Kebabs, perfect for a neighborhood block party or backyard cookout.
New research is suggesting that a mere single serving of fatty food per day could have major health implications in the long run.
Try these ten natural skin care and food solution to help prevent skin from signs of early aging.
Headaches are one of the most common ailments. Next time you’re suffering from one, try one of these natural home remedies for headaches and pass on conventional painkillers.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four ways to reduce daily sugar consumption.
One Iowa city used herbs as a way to de-ice their dangerous roads.
A new discovery is leading the way to production of opiate painkillers in labs instead of poppy fields.
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.
A recent study discovers a new use for basil.
Lisa’s Organics brings farmers market freshness to the dinner table with their serve-in-minutes frozen veggie line.
Treat your cat to fresh spring herbs when you whip up this healthy homemade kitty food.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a likely carcinogen commonly used to line non-stick cookware, also lines the inside of microwave popcorn bags.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares some tips for avoiding artificial coloring in children's food products.
Maybe you're a locavore, or a flexitarian. But have you thought about how to make eating meat more sustainable, humane, or local?
This Thanksgiving I am treating myself to a local, great tasting, eco-friendly turkey, thanks to my CSA farmer.
Pre-packaged soup and an easy-to-make sandwich make me feel better, at least for a little bit.
Almost a third of chicken sold in the U.S. is injected with salt water, doubling or tripling the product’s sodium content. The USDA is considering revising its standards for chicken labeling so these products can't be labeled 'natural.'
Our art director tries her best to avoid processed food but can't resist snacking on cheese and crackers. Follow her recipe to make homemade crackers.
Bulk food sales rose 15 percent in 2009 and are expected to keep growing through 2010. That will keep a lot of packing out of the landfill.
Natural Home editorial intern Amanda Thompson talks about the benefits her family has seen from keeping a small organic food garden.
For a zero-waste kitchen, learn how to reduce food waste with these tips from guest blogger Letitia Star.
More than half a billion eggs possibly tainted with salmonella bacteria have been recalled. Avoid the scare by purchasing free-range, cage-free, organic and locally sourced eggs.
Matt divulges into who really wins in the end when McDonalds' stock is up and the stock market is down.
As world food prices hit a record high, follow these tips for reducing your grocery bill while still eating well.
Be on the look for these food dyes in your children's foods. They may be doing more harm than good.
New studies show that ginger, in addition to its other health benefits, may help regulate the body's inflammatory response.
Jovial Foods’ new line of organic, artisan European-style cookies are made with nutritious einkorn flour for a healthier, lower-calorie dessert.
New research suggests lowering blood pressure may be as easy as eating foods with isoflavones.
Organic spelt flour makes for a simple and healthier replacement for white flours in many recipes.
For a refreshing change, toss together a salad made with fresh herbs instead of lettuce.
Packaged brownies sold as dietary supplements with added melatonin raise health concerns from the public.
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.
A summertime symbol, the firefly, is slowly disappearing from nature. Read how you can help prevent this from happening.
You know what they say about an apple a day: discover the health benefits of apples.
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?
As state and local governments are scrambling to ban salvia divinorum, Editor-in-chief K.C. Compton defends the 900 other salvia species.
Take a photographic tour of Finca Bella Vista, a sustainable treehouse community in Costa Rica.
Washing your hair daily is way too often. Learn what you should do instead.
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.
Have you ever wondered how much saffron you should use in a recipe. We have the answer.
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.
USDA tests have discovered pesticide residue on a large majority of cilantro samples, including products not approved for use on the herb.
Mercury levels in fish have no affect on heart health, researchers say.
A recent study theorizes that core body temperature might play a vital role in getting the sleep you need.
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.
New research reveals the least and most obese states in America, with Colorado and West Virginia taking the top and bottom slots.
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.
Evidence of fenugreek seeds contaminated with E. coli leads to a recall of teas and dietary supplements in the EU.
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.
'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.'
Buying local sustainable food is now as close as the nearest Wal-Mart.
Stevia is a better alternative to most artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes.
Doctors have created a 'Peanut Patch' that will potentially treat the effect of peanut allergies.
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.
These three health-food bars by Barre comprise of nutritious (and delicious) superfoods. Made with the dancer in mind, these bars are perfect for anyone needing an extra boost of energy while keeping the calorie-count down.
Start eating healthy with our tips from the September/October issue of Mother Earth Living.
Love those little expensive, jars of sun-dried tomatoes? Try this simple technique to make oven-dried tomatoes—a perfect way to preserve your end-of-season harvest.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s love for local food has the nation wanting to know more about how to eat in-season. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence offers a healthy helping of advice on how to eat local.
Readers vote on whether making pasta, bread or butter sounds like the most fun, and which project seems easiest.
A gift of basil inspires me to be more creative for in my weeknight dinner.
Here’s a roundup of great tips and resources for planning all your food preservation duties in advance.
Kitchen Gardeners International's 20ate campaign urges Americans to say no to junk food.
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, found in a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now.
Chicago and New York City vie to be the first to pass a green food resolution.
Early mornings spark my desire for a fast, healthy breakfast.
Explore the many health benefits of cauliflower, from cancer prevention to digestive support.
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.
These three pregnancy skin care products will help prevent stretch marks and keep your baby belly soft and smooth.
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.
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.
Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) lurks in many citrus-flavored sodas and sport drinks.
BPA is a dangerous chemical found in canned foods and polycarbonate plastic. Avoid it by following these easy steps.
Sausage can be healthy if made at home. Try it! It's easy.
Seattle leads the way in asking the federal government to implement a comprehensive, health-focused food system.
Dehydrate fruits and veggies faster with Excalibur Food Dehydrators. Be sure to check out Excalibur’s recipe for Dried Tomato and Basil Sauce.
Heavy cream and sherry lend this simple mushroom soup a sophisticated flavor. Enjoy this recipe, courtesy guest blogger KyLynn Hull.
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.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson is attending the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies and reporting on rural economic development strategies.
Making your own baby food not only saves you money but allows you control over what's in your baby's food. Get started—and find out just how easy it is—with these homemade baby food recipes.
Take the guesswork out of planting with the new ZIP-code tailored When to Plant app from Mother Earth News magazine.
Children’s lunches aren’t kept cool enough before lunch, leading to the possibility of food-borne illnesses.
As the use of supplements and vitamin increase in the U.S., they are under scrutiny in other parts of the world.
Kids who chew gum at school perform better on standardized tests, new research suggests.
Researchers have found that including olive oil in a healthy diet may reduce your risk of stroke.
According to Physorg.com, about 26 percent of herbs and 20 percent of spices sold in Spain are contaminated by various bacteria. Read more.
Warmer winters in Canada and the northern United States are extending the length of the ragweed pollen season—bad news for allergy sufferers.
A new study shows that low-sodium diets may increase risk of heart-related problems for some people.
A recent study tested the effects that tart cherry juice has on fibryomyalgia patients and discovered marginal benefits in patient's muscle strength.
Believe it or not, terrariums are coming back into style. Learn how to make your own terrarium with these easy steps.
Beware of certain produce if you're pregnant. Some pesticides may affect your growing child.
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.
Chaste tree is not just for maidens; find out how its medicinal properties can alleviate many gynecological woes.
A new study shows how freshly cut garlic can help protect your heart. Learn more.
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.
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.
Ten percent of Americans opt out of their morning meals. Find out why chowing down may be the better option.
Interested in Kate Middleton's elegantly understated royal wedding bouquet? We've got the inside scoop.
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.
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.
Use all-natural exfoliating scrubs with your favorite herbs or essential oils to cut down on your contribution to plastic pollution in the ocean.
Editor in Chief KC Compton could barely believe it when she opened Consumer Reports and read a poorly researched article about dietary supplements.
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.
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.
Learn to protect yourself so you don't become one of the reported swine flu cases.
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.
A study found that soy supplements are not helpful for increasing bone mineral density or treating symptoms of menopause.
Retirement from work doesn't mean retiring from having fun in life. Help yourself and others by starting a community garden.
Modern-day lore and magical herbs are being put to political use by Romanian witches.
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.
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.
Cargill has announced one of the largest meat recalls in history. Learn if you are at risk.
Get all the information about how to protect yourself from the latest listeria outbreak.
Recent studies find that many public bathrooms contain soap dispensers with bacteria-infected soap.
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.
For natural appetite control, skip your morning bagel and add some rye instead.
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.
I offer instructions on how to make a very basic pasta.
Host a holiday party without worrying about litter box odor — or harsh chemicals — with Swheat Scoop.
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.
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.
Made from Tagua, Habitus tiles are natural sustainable and suitable for floors or walls.
Ever wondered: what is kamut? Learn the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with this Kushari recipe.
Use this simple recipe to preserve fresh tomatoes as freezable stewed tomatoes.
Got tons of extra basil growing in your garden this summer? Try these three excellent ways to use the bounty.
Try these small tips to cut out unhealthy foods without missing on the fun.
Too many tomatoes? Guest blogger Char Scace takes a few shortcuts and discovers a fabulous speedy spaghetti sauce recipe in the process.
This quick Spicy Pickled Chard Stems recipe provides a great way to preserve beautiful rainbow chard stems, embrace root-to-stem cooking, and make use of food that would otherwise go to waste.
Olivia shares a vegetarian dressing recipe just in time for Thanksgiving.
Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools are made without formaldehyde or other harmful additives, through a process that eliminates waste.
Celebrate your favorite actors, movies and television programs at home with great food, flavorful herbs and complimentary wines.
My parents’ customers reused their containers to buy honey in bulk. Now I reuse jars to store all kinds of foods.
Guest blogger Elise Roth Edwards and her family plan for spring gardening and growing food.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares her struggles adjusting to life with a toddler and his finicky relationship with food.
In Japan, wabi-sabi can be found in the small moments of beauty and acts of hospitality that pervade the culture.
This baked pear dessert not only totes health benefits but is very delicious. Serve it warm with honey next time you're the host.
Health care providers in Madison, Wisconsin, have teamed up with community-supported agriculture groups to provide rebates for buying local produce.
The Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists help the budget-conscious minimize exposure to pesticides.
As a new year unfolds, Natural Home forecasts 2010 predictions—and it's good news—Americans will become smarter, greener consumers.
Back to the Roots (BTTR) is collecting 20,000 pounds of coffee grounds each week, cultivating them into a rich substrate from which to grow oyster mushrooms and make grow-it-at-home mushroom kits.
As grocery prices rise, now more than ever we need tools to save money. These websites help you get organized and give you the tools you need to buy the best—for less.
Concerned about pesticides in your food? The Pesticide Action Network’s online database helps you understand which carcinogens and pesticides are present in 89 common foods.
Eating local doesn’t have to be limiting or expensive. Learn how to eat local using tips from the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.
A recent study found detectable levels of PBDEs and HBCDs, two flame retardant chemicals, in common foods. Butter and fish topped the list.
The Obamas plant an organic vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House.
A cooking experiment turns into a delicious meal.
Check out a few of the best paleo blogs—each with fun new recipes, great pictures, lifestyle tips and more.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares how food affects her culture and family.
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.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Nicobella Vegan Organic Dark Chocolate Truffles.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a rich and hearty recipe for potato-vegetable soup.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her love for beets and explains how to can and pickle beets so they can be enjoyed year-round.
John Masters Organics Shine On keeps your hair soft and shiny.
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.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a simple and tasty recipe for hearty mushroom and leek soup.
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!
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.
A recent clinical trial has found that bilberry extract in combination with other natural supplements can be beneficial to maintaining healthy eyes.
Scientists in Russia have brought a narrow-leafed white campion to life from 30,000-year-old tissue.
A recent scientific reviews finds that hawthorn may be useful in treating a variety of mild heart ailments.
More and more are joining the meatless movement. Find out what meatless dishes have to offer you.
A new study found that your office chair may be hurting your health.
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.
Could a poisonous plant used by ancient colonizers to hurt be used by modern dermatologists to help?
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.
New studies discover the health benefits of dark chocolate, which include helping people relieve stress.
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.
New research suggests that a healthy diet has no room for diet soda.
The original Coke recipe, a closely-guarded secret, is reportedly built on the distinctive flavors of herbal essential oils.
Big news in the world of herbs: A new experimental drug derived from milk thistle saved two men after they consumed poisonous mushrooms.
Glymes, strong solvents that are part of the chemical family known as glycol ethers, have been linked to developmental and reproductive problems, including miscarriages.
The Herb Companion magazine recently attended the first ever Mother Earth News Fair. We hope you can come visit us at the next one!
October means it’s time for Breast Cancer Awareness month—and a new onslaught of pinkwashing.
Protect eyes from the sun this summer with a cool pair of shades. Read on to find your perfect pair of sunglasses.
A new study shows that olive leaf extract may lower blood pressure.
Researchers have added "antioxidants" to the list of popcorn health benefits.
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.
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!
Flavonoids in cocoa can decrease blood pressure, improve circulation and lower cholesterol.
The sunscreens you use may not offer the amount of protection you need.
Researchers have found a diet that may prevent heart disease.
New research suggests that with every piece of chocolate you devour, your heart may get a little healthier.
Two Lousiana residents have died after using a neti pot incorrectly. Learn which mistakes to avoid.
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.
The EWG's 2011 Shopper's Guide tells grocery shoppers which produce items are lowest in pesticides, and which are highest.
Wrigley, a giant in the chewing gum industry, has received approval from the FSA to use magnolia bark extract in future products.
A new study has shown folic acid to play a large role in academic achievements among teens.
According to recent British studies, the curcumin found in turmeric may help prevent breast cancer, and can slow the growth of existing cancer conditions.
Learn how green tea can help make aging and wellness go hand-in-hand.
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.
A new study suggests aromatherapy may help patients feel less stress before a procedure.
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.
Check out this list of herbsl supplements that can interact negatively with heart medications.
Feeling stressed is no fun! Drinking orange juice may help you stay a step ahead of everyday anxiety.
Allergists are seeing the causes of hay fever are already arriving in the midst of a mild winter.
A new study suggests that cell phone radiation may be to blame for the massive decline in the bee population.
The Federal Drug Administration has issued a cilantro recall on a certain brand of the popular herb. Read on to keep your family safe.
Researchers may be able to add "improves mental function" to the long list of rosemary health benefits.
New guidelines suggest using butterbur root extract can drastically reduce the frequency of migraines.
People with pale skin may have more troubles than being unable to get a summer tan, a new study suggests.
Editor in Chief K.C. Compton interviews some experts who are spreading the word on herbs.
Jessica reports about all the fun and wonderful information at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
Jessica invites readers to visit her at the upcoming Green Festival in Seattle and the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
A new study has found that massage may do more to relieve lower back pain than traditional medial treatment.
Native ladybugs are disappearing around the nation. Learn more about how you can help stop this problem.
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.
New research is suggesting that an ingredient in wine may have ultraviolet ray protection qualities.
Beside the fact that the blooming "Corpse Flower" smells like, well, a rotting corpse, it's still quite the event.
Concentrated milk protein, also known as milk protein concentrate or MPCs, is a dry, high-protein additive that is largely unregulated.
Chronic stress can harm both body and mind. Prevent and relieve stress in your life with these nine ideas.
Guest blogger Seleyn DeYarus takes a look at the fundamental differences between organic and conventional farming practices for insight into choosing healthier food.
BPA is everywhere, but with a little know-how you can effectively cut this dangerous chemical from your life. Follow these five steps to avoid contact with BPA.
Start decreasing your reliance on store-bought, pre-packaged foods by preserving produce at the peak of the season. Try this easy recipe for homemade sauerkraut and enjoy this season’s cabbage crop all year.
This smoothie recipe, courtesy of Driscoll's, is perfect as a quick breakfast, a post-workout snack or a healthy summertime treat.
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.
The office hydroponics system has taken off and is producing food quite rapidly, prompting an investigation into the pros and cons of hydroponic vegetable growing versus conventional gardening.
Making the jump to a vegan lifestyle is a difficult and life-altering decision. These informative blogs and resources that can help make the experience a bit easier.
This recipe for spiced nuts makes a quick and tasty snack or gift.
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.
A study of 26,000 women living near a DuPont factory in West Virginia found that as levels of PFOS rose, levels of estrogen decline, putting exposed women at risk for early menopause and other related conditions.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explores a new concept in farmer's markets—a floating farmer's market in Seattle's South Lake Union area.
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.
I had one of the best pork chops of my life last night, thanks to a homegrown hog and Nancy, also known to our blog friends as The Lemon Verbena Lady.
Kansas City's 18Broadway project is a superb example of how to capture and store rainwater to grow food in the heart of downtown.
As farmers markets open across the country, here are 10 good reasons to get out and support your local farmers. (The freshest seasonal food is just a part of it.)
The classic Italian flavors of basil and garlic mix with savory spinach, Parmesan and cream cheeses in this fall recipe for Stuffed Chicken Parmesan.
Exercise for health, a New Year’s decision.
Guest blogger Elise Roth Edwards offers a cookbook review of "D.I.Y. Delicious" by Vanessa Barrington.
Ecoike creator Faith Moser shares a healthy, easy and family-friendly muffin recipe!
Slower growth in crop yields, high oil prices and use of food crops to make biofuels could push food prices higher for the next year and beyond.
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.”
Try these intriguing Mashed Potato Pancakes next time you have leftovers to use up!
I make the cookie-of-the-month for my brother-in-law, and he loves it.
Spice up chilly nights with this meat-free reciepe chickpea and tomato curry, courtsey of Muir Glen.
Upcycling and recycling company Terracycle introduces three new garden accessories made from recycled materials.
Although winter is setting in, that doesn't mean an end to the garden season in desert climates! Get inspired by this beautiful rainwater-harvesting, food-producing desert landscape!
Readers vote on whether they'd be most interested in learning to make hard cider, apple wine, mulled wine, ginger beer, eggnog or amaretto at home.
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
Learn how to naturally color Easter eggs with guest blogger KyLynn Hull's notes on using food dyes.
There are lots of reasons to eat less meat, or even none at all, but have you ever considered whether your dog could be vegan?
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.
On the lookout for healthy snack food options, I discovered this quick and easy recipe.
Gazpacho is a perfect summertime treat. Cold and refreshing, this blackberry gazpacho recipe is a fruity variation of the traditional Spanish soup that makes for a stunning appetizer or side dish.
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!
Guest blogger KyLynn shares a step-by-step photo gallery of how to clean razor clams.
This easy-to-make edible centerpiece, courtesy of Driscoll's, will keep your footprint light and your home less cluttered with holiday decorations this holiday season.
The 2012 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists from the Environmental Working Group helps shoppers limit their pesticide exposure while saving money.
Celebrate the end of eggplant season with a plate of homemade baba ganoush. Follow this simple recipe and you’ll be on your way to a yummy appetizer or a scrumptious side dish.
The Corn Refiners Association is lobbying the Food and Drug Administration to change the name of high-fructose corn syrup on food labels to corn sugar.
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!
What we eat throughout the day affects how we sleep at night. Try these five foods to help you sleep better at night.
Consider bringing the health benefits of tea into your meals with these smart techniques and recipes for cooking with tea.
Try this rich, savory, warm spiced acorn squash on a cold day.
The symposium will feature a special guest lecturer, informational herbal workshops and a special garden tour.
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.
McDonald's has new, healthier plans for its popular kids' meal.
An extract from the kudzu plant may help drinkers learn to indulge in moderation.
Scientific research backs the use of two familiar herbs for the treatment of mild depression.
The wild tomatillo plant may provide the compounds needed to win the fight against cancer.
Vitamin Water's false claims about its flu prevention powers may have resulted in a lawsuit.
Certain herbal supplements can cause severe heart and liver damage.
Back to the Root makes growing mushrooms at home simple and sustainable.
The list of benefits of owning a pet is growing longer and longer. Discover your excuse to bring home a pet today.
Researchers may have found the herb to stop tooth decay: licorice root.
Researchers have discovered patients can enjoy good heart health after bypass surgery with the help of turmeric.
The root of the blue evergreen hydrangea may aid in the treatment of autoimmune disorders.
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.
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
Some foods can help you get better sleep. Try these tips to fight insomnia with natural sleep aids.
These three easy and delicious herbal popsicle recipes will help you make good use of an overflowing summer herb garden.
Avocados are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and good fat that are beneficial for your health
The foods you’re eating could be chipping away at your bone density. Find out which four foods and drinks are eating away at your bones.
It's not too late to start or expand your garden this summer! Plant sun-loving herbs, vegetables and flowers for a strong harvest and bright blooms.
Green New Year's Eve Party
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for homemade French Onion soup, a classic favorite.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull finally discovers the beauty of smoothies—and shares four recipes for homemade concoctions!
Gardening is for everyone, even those with disabilities who think they are unable to. The problem to overcome is how to adapt and make adjustments so hyou can grow your own organic vegetables and herbs.
Get inspired by these tips and make something useful out of your used glass instead of just recycling it. From wine bottles to baby food jars, you’ll find a repurposing project that suits your recycling bin.
Premenstrual syndrome can leave you with cramps, bloating and severe mood swings. Tackle your symptoms naturally with these four remedies!
October marks the beginning of pomegranate season. Dig in and enjoy the health benefits of this superfruit.
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
If you’re nuts about almonds, try out this simple recipe for making fresh almond butter at home.
Four new all-natural whole grain granolas from Bob’s Red Mill offer hearty options for a healthy diet.
Instead of eating it all now, learn how to pickle asparagus with this easy Spicy Pickled Asparagus recipe and save some for later in the season! Your future self will thank you.
SunRidge Farms’ All-Natural Milk Chocolate Rainbow Drops feature natural premium quality chocolate and real vanilla in a pure cane sugar shell in seven beautiful colors, each of which is naturally derived from vegetable juice.
In Arizona, an intrepid desert gardener harvests rainwater to grow his own food. A Missouri garden writer feeds his soil to feed himself. In Texas, a garden wall encourages community. These are a few of my favorite gardens.
Diet affects mood. While an unhealthy diet can take its toll on our mental health, a healthy diet can make you feel happier. Try these five foods for mood!
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.
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.
Discover how one food group can help increase mental power as you age.
Use these five excellent resources for help planning a productive, healthy, money-saving vegetable garden this spring.
Researchers have discovered that using a thyme tincture to treat acne may prove more effective than over-the-counter treatments.
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.
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
Researchers add another item to the long list of health problems caused my secondhand smoke.
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.
Uncover what colorful, fragrant flowers make up the London 2012 victory bouquets during this summer's Olympic Games.
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
Cool weather means it’s time to cozy up with a bowl of homemade soup. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares some of her favorite soup recipes—and why she loves soup so much.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares an inexpensive and easy recipe for yellow pea soup, a low-fat but tasty vegetarian soup.
Could you have an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or orthorexia? Learn the differences between normal and harmful behaviors around food and weight.
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.
Consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, yet most Americans consume more than the recommended amount. Reduce your sodium intake with these seven simple steps.
Sunday, July 18, is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate by serving up a scoop of naturally sweet, organic and fair trade ice creams.
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.
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.
The Sacred Seeds Sanctuary in Costa Rica, provides an opportunity to help endangered plants adapt to and thrive in changing climate conditions.
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.
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.
Natural Home guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the little food allergy that could mean big weight gain.
Discover seven health benefits of blueberries, a tiny, nutrient-dense fruit that packs a powerful punch.
Although pumpkins play more of a festive role in today’s society, this fall vegetable provides numerous health benefits that would make it wise for us to incorporte it into our diet.
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.
Today, the Environmental Working Group released its 2012 Sunscreen Guide. See where your favorite sunscreen sits on the list.
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.
Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.
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.
Find inspiration from your local farmer’s markets and experiment with unique, fresh vegetables. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explains her experience.
Guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the similarities between Sumo wrestlers' diets and Americans' diets.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the organization that is supposed to evaluate what’s good for you and not good for you, does not evaluate ingredients in beauty products. If the FDA isn’t going to monitor beauty products, who will? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews two organizations that campaign for safer beauty products.