Organic Living

Maria’s Five Favorites: Beating the Winter Blues

Snow, freezing temperatures, ice, short days, and long nights—yes, it is winter. And yes, the winter blues are starting to creep in. But this year, instead of letting the blues take over, try my five favorite ways to beat them: 1. Resurrection Bath Treatment. Revitalize sagging winter spirits with a hydrating bath treatment. This bath […]

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Discovering Five Great Organic Wines

by guest blogger Adam Teeter, cofounder of VinePair, a site offering a new, unpretentious way to talk about wine Everywhere you turn today, everything seems to be organic. What once was a movement championed by health food stores and healthy-lifestyle companies like Rodale has gone mainstream, with even Walmart now in on the action. As […]

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GMO Mosquitoes, Oh, My! 5 Reasons to Support a Non-GMO Future

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, associate director of the Non-GMO Project In GMO news, 2015 has started off with a bang. From Arizona considering mandatory labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms to the recently released Nielsen’s Global Health and Wellness Survey, which showed that younger people are continuing to seek out organic and non-GMO […]

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Coming Soon: Rodale’s Organic Life

Dearest Reader, When Organic Farming and Gardening magazine was launched in May 1942, the global chemical revolution was just beginning to claim conventional agriculture as its own. Only a few voices warned of the dangers—to our health, to our environment, and to our future. J.I. Rodale, the founder of the American organic movement and Organic […]

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If It Can Rot, Eat It

by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom Fresh food—the stuff of life that nourishes, builds, and heals and that, with its rich abundance of nutrients, should make up the bulk of a healthy diet—boasts a fundamental difference from its prepackaged and processed cousins: It is able to rot. […]

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Sowing Organic Happiness

by the Rodale’s team It’s seed buying season! That lovely time of year where we can forget, even for just a few moments, that it’s cold and snowy out. A time when we can sit and imagine our yards once again dripping in sunshine and greenery, filled with bees and flowers and the sweet smells […]

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5 Hot and Healthy Food Trends for 2015

  by guest blogger Peggy Kotsopoulos, registered holistic nutritionist, culinary consultant, member of Team Vega, and author of Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health with Foods that Heal 2015 is just about in full swing! What will the year bring us? No one knows for sure, but here are my five flavor forecasts for the upcoming […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Health & Healing

Toxic chemicals are all around us—in our foods, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, soaps, and lawn and garden products. These chemicals (in “fragrance,” BPA, phthalates, and other ingredients) harm our bodies and our earth. And when it comes to healing ourselves, often many of us are reaching out to what is ultimately a toxic product. But what […]

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