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Three Spices that Improve Your Digestive Health

What if I told you that your favorite kitchen spices, like black pepper, cumin, and turmeric, are more than just mouthwatering flavor-boosters—they might actually help you lose weight, lower inflammation, and improve your digestive system? Today, we’ll be discussing three culinary medicinal spices that help you improve your digestive health.

How Soil Quality Affects Your Health

You might be what you eat, but you’re also what your food grows in! An often overlooked element to growing and eating healthy food is the soil quality. There is such a thing as good soil and it impacts your crops, the Earth, and yourself. Today, we’re going to dive

Glutathione, the Underrated Antioxidant You Need in Your Diet

Your goal in life isn’t just to live longer, but to live longer and healthier. In order to do that, you have to move your body, spend enough time in nature, and fuel your body with the right fuel. Part of that fuel should consist of antioxidants. Antioxidants are powerful

5 Ways Nature Therapy Can Transform Your Health

In a world of Zoom calls, late nights watching Netflix, and social media scrolling, we’ve lost touch with the natural world around us. The average American spends 93% of their time inside (and that stat was before the pandemic) and 2 out of 5 Americans report feelings of anxiety and

10 Easy Summer Gardening Tips

It’s summer. The sun is staying out longer and so should your gardening gloves! While spring is when you start your garden, summer is when it faces the biggest foes: drought, deer, and more pests. Luckily, these gardening tips can make sure your garden thrives in the summer sun. Health

3 Medicinal Herbs You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Medicinal herbs are a hot topic for a good reason. They provide a variety of health benefits without the adverse effects of pharmaceuticals and other health solutions. Some herbs, such as rosemary and mint, are well known for their medicinal effects but there’s others that are just as effective but

How to Attract Bees to Your Garden and What to Do With Bee Pollen

The busy bee provides us with three superfoods that we can enjoy in both food and supplement form: bee propolis, bee pollen, and royal jelly. But how do you attract more bees–and superfood–to your garden? Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of bee pollen and how to

An Easy (and Organic!) Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe

With a little patience, you can easily make a delicious organic sauerkraut from home. The prep time is quick, but the fermenting process can take from one to four weeks. Once that’s done, you’ll have the best sauerkraut ever! Ingredients 2 1/2 lb head of cabbage 3 3/4 tsp to

The Benefits of Rosemary, Thyme, and Mint for Your Garden and Health

You’ve probably heard of mint, rosemary, and thyme, but you might not be aware of all the health benefits these popular herbs provide. They can be used in medicinal and regenerative ways that supercharge your health, making them a great addition to your plate and garden. Mint There’s nothing like

How to Start Composting

Well-fed soil will result in healthy, thriving nutrient-dense plants growing in your garden. You can enhance and maintain the nutrient quality of the soil in your garden by feeding it organic matter which you can get from composting. What is Composting? Composting is the process of recycling organic matter into

Can Regenerative Agriculture Slow Climate Change?

Earth Day draws up celebrations of the beautiful planet we live on and anxiety over the future. An alternative way to celebrate this Earth Day is to take action towards slowing climate change. One way to do that is through regenerative agriculture. This practice sounds complicated and unattainable but it’s

Everything You Need to Know About Avocados

Avocados are more than a trendy topping for your toast. They’re delicious, luscious, creamy and just as good– good for you! Not only that, growing avocado trees is good for your health too! Today we’re discussing why you should add avocados to your plate and garden as well as a