Back to school can mean back to the Doctor. We have all experienced that cold that just won’t go away. Try adding these herbs to your diet to prevent cold and flu viruses from taking hold. Viruses are very different from bacteria, which are living organisms. Viruses live inside us, but they are much smaller than […]
Next time you are feeling under the weather, try one of these herbal teas. Herbal teas have been used as a natural remedy for centuries. They have been used to treat a wide variety of ailments, everything from your head to your stomach and beyond. Read on to see if one of these could help […]
A new study from University of Illinois researchers finds that middle-aged participants with higher levels of lutein – a nutrient found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, as well as avocados and eggs — had neural responses that were more on par with younger individuals than with their peers. The findings were […]
All varieties of squash can be sorted into two main types: summer and winter. If you’ve ever perused a seed catalog looking at all the options, you might be wondering what the difference is between summer and winter squash. And it has nothing to do with when they are planted and grown! So before we […]
Scientists at the Salk Institute have found further evidence that a natural compound in strawberries reduces cognitive deficits and inflammation associated with aging in mice. The work, which appeared in the Journals of Gerontology Series A in June 2017, builds on the team’s previous research into the antioxidant fisetin, finding it could help treat age-related mental decline […]
Ever wonder what’s really in your tap water, and whether it is safe to drink? Now you can learn about every potentially harmful chemical in their drinking water and whether or not it is at a safe level in yours. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released a new national Tap Water Database, the most complete […]
It’s never too late in the season to plan a new vegetable garden, even if it’s the heat of summer. You can always plant a fall garden or decide how you want to change your garden next spring. Growing your own vegetables gives you time to outside and it’s extremely satisfying to taste the results. […]
Is the beef or pork that you buy at the grocery store marked Product of USA really from animals that were raised and slaughtered in another country? Under current USDA rules, multinational companies can sell meat raised and slaughtered abroad with a “Product of USA” label alongside truly domestic products raised by U.S. ranchers.
I learned about this plant when my mom first showed it to me in her garden. She called it climbing spinach, and it was growing all over her garden. Others call it heat tolerant spinach, or vine spinach. Turns out that Malabar spinach is not an actual spinach plant. Basella alba is an edible perennial vine […]
It’s so exciting when you spot your first red tomato of the season. But when you see an armyworm caterpillar in your vegetable garden, there is no time to spare. They can devour a tomato plant in record time. They don’t discriminate. They will eat the leaves and the fruit, red or green. They don’t […]
Buying organic fertilizer can be pricey. Did you know that there are ingredients you may be throwing away that can be used to fertilize your garden for free? We’ve put together a list of seven free ingredients that can be taken from the trash and converted to organic soil improvement treasure. Let us know if you’ve […]
Are you getting eaten alive by mosquitos as the summer heats up? You don’t necessarily have to spend and arm and a leg on those expensive mosquito traps or misting services. There’s a solution that also works well and costs a lot less.