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Tips for Understanding and Avoiding Food Waste

By Jonathan Parker You’ve probably heard it before. ‘Americans waste too much food!’ And while that may be true, it might not necessarily mean what you think. It’s easy to imagine a family cheerily cleaning out their refrigerator every week, tossing hundreds of pounds of perfectly good food into the trash to be shipped off to…

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Can Positive Thinking Really Improve Your Health?

By Jonathan Parker As soon as you think you can’t possibly succeed, “every cell in your being will be deflated and give up the fight and everything really will move in the direction of failure.” -Daisaku Ideda Can a positive attitude and hopeful outlook really improve health and wellness? It may seem like a long shot…

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Activated Charcoal: Natural Toxin Removal

By Jonathan Parker As someone interested in natural health, you may tend to avoid conventional medicine. After all, we tend to focus on lifestyle choices that lean more towards preventative care, as opposed to acute care after a health issue has already arisen. However, one aspect that sometimes tends to be overlooked is emergency care….

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Hugelkultur: Natural Permaculture Gardening

By Jonathan Parker Sustainable agriculture is a relatively new (and also very old) concept that is sweeping the world these days. Beautiful gardens are cropping up all over the country, and not just your basic flower garden. Many major universities have spent years and millions of dollars studying and even building amazing edible forest gardens that…

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Recipe: Pemmican The Original MRE

By Jonathan Parker Pemmican is high-fat, high-protein food first used by North American Indians. It was adopted by European traders, explorers. Its appeal is quick, dense energy without the valley of sugar crashes, and an un-refrigerated shelf life that rivals most modern energy bars. Ingredients: Lean meat (lean beef, bison, venison, etc.)  Raw beef fat…

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