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I think it is important to support companies that work hard to do right by the consumer and the environment. This includes not just companies that market products in physical stores in our communities but also those that only sell online. When it comes to virtual shopping, my favorite and most regularly frequented site for …

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One of the most controversial articles on this blog is how a regular green smoothie habit can actually be dangerous rather than beneficial to health over the long haul. Since then, I have received dozens of emails from people who unfortunately discovered firsthand how green smoothies can negatively affect health, sometimes devastatingly so. The typical …

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I am frequently asked by email and in the comments section of recipe posts if a pressure cooker to prepare meals or bone broth is a safe way to cook food. I’m really glad to see that people are using their critical thinking skills and asking these types of questions instead of immediately jumping on …

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From paid social media trolls who pose as regular people to media reports on a new “wonder” drug, astroturfing has reached a level in our society where it is increasingly hard to separate fact from fiction. At every turn, consumers are bombarded with carefully crafted messages on TV, online, and in print that are designed …

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Creamed honey is considered the crème de la crème of raw honey, often costing a premium whether you buy it plain or flavored, directly from a local beekeeper or off the shelf at the healthfood store. From a practical standpoint, I’ve always preferred creamed honey to liquid honey because it makes less of a mess in …

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Is the concept of healthy pasta an oxymoron for fans of traditional, nutrient dense diet? For the longest time, I thought so, but was happy to find out otherwise. My change of heart occurred while attending one of two annual Jovial Foods Culinary Getaways in Tuscany. I was privileged to attend the excursion focusing on einkorn, the …

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Times are a-changin’ my friends. Just days ago, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin of West Virginia signed SB 387 into law, which legalizes raw milk for human consumption. Yes, West Virginia! The state with the most draconian, anti-raw milk laws in the entire United States! The controversial legislation, which provides for legal access via herdshare agreements, …