How To Grow Your Own Chicken Feed + Toxic Food They Should Never Eat

Keeping chickens in your backyard is not only an enjoyable pastime but also a great way to get high protein natural eggs for your family. One of the ways to ensure that your chickens stay as healthy as possible is to grow your own feed. Bagged chicken food is often loaded with things that are not so good for your chickens and often the feed… [read more]

40 Healthy Holiday Treats That Taste Surprisingly Delicious

The holiday season is the one time of year where you aren’t expected to ignore your sweet craving. And why should you have to? There are plenty of healthier treat options out there – many of them tasting just as good as their conventional counterparts. Here are some of the best options for those who want to indulge without the guilt. From skinny snickerdoodles to… [read more]

7 Powerhouse Additions to Supercharge Your Green Smoothie

Ah, you have to love a green smoothie. While Kermit the Frog claimed that “it is not easy being green,” green smoothies are the way to go if you are interested in good health. Have a read of our recent article to explore some of the incredible benefits of drinking green smoothies and to see some of the most popular recipes: 13 Reasons To Start… [read more]

36 Comforting Crock-Pot Recipes To Keep You Cozy This Winter

During cold Winter days and nights, comfort food can be the first place we turn. It warms from the inside out and makes the evenings seem less gloomy. What’s even better than comfort food? Comfort food that can be made in a crock-pot of course! Walk in the door after a hard day’s work to a delicious slow-cooked meal, or simply get all your errands… [read more]

13 Reasons to Start Drinking Green Smoothies + 10 Delicious Recipes

Despite their swamp-like appearance, green smoothies – made with a blend of various green vegetables, fruits and other ingredients – can be delicious, nutritious and filling. And, there is a myriad of science-backed reasons why we should be drinking more of them. Of course, liquid greens aren’t a replacement for whole fruits and vegetables all the time, but they can be a quick and easy… [read more]

9 Things You Are Doing Before Bed That Is Ruining Your Sleep and What You Should Do Instead

Insomnia is at epidemic proportions in America and many other countries where the push to go, go, go is driving the body into overdrive. This is not normal, this is not natural and worst of all, this is not healthy. Getting enough sleep is important for many things including overall health and wellbeing. Sleep is as essential as air to life and without enough, we… [read more]

12 Healing Herbs You Need To Grow In Your Medicinal Garden

Medicinal plants grown in your own gardens can reduce your dependence on drugs, if not completely eliminate them. But growing random herbs with medicinal properties doesn’t help. It is a common myth that all herbal preparations are safe by virtue of being natural. This is far from true. A typical example is foxglove or Digitalis purpurea. It has a positive effect on heart function, with… [read more]

17 Reasons You Need Babassu Oil In Your Life

Image Credit: CIAT @ Flickr By now you’ve almost certainly heard about the health benefits of coconut oil for hair, skin and every other aspect of your life. In fact, up until recently we were certain that it was the best of the best. It’s time to make room on the shelf next to your trusty jar of coconut oil. We may have discovered something… [read more]

Aquaponics: How You Can Grow 10 Times The Food In Half The Time

Image Credit: US Department of Agriculture @ Flickr Aquaculture is the farming of fish and other aquatic life while growing plants in a nutrient solution instead of regular soil is called hydroponics. Aquaponics combines these two methods of food generation into one. The Aztec Indians that lived over a thousand years ago are credited with growing plants on rafts floating in lakes, but modern aquaponics… [read more]

32 Homemade Eco-Friendly Christmas Decorations That Look Stunning

Christmas is truly the most magical time of the year! Unfortunately, it’s also the most wasteful. The festive season has a huge environmental impact in terms of water use, greenhouse gases and land disturbance caused by the production of some of our favorite holiday treats and staples. If we could all try to reduce our own eco-footprint just a little, it would go a long… [read more]