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Your Brain on Bad Foods

Your Brain on Bad Foods

Most of us don't realize that a healthy gut supports a more clear mind.   I get it. If you're like most, it's hard to meal plan, cook, make the kids' practices, and maintain a clean house. If not, and you're killing it at parenthood, I commend you! Unfortunately, that isn't the life most of us live.    Being honest, we would admit to quick stops at fast foods restaurants and light snacking on greasy potato chips (and the like) just to hold us off until we can make it home. More often than not, we rely on sugary caffeinated...

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“Pass the GMO Cheerios, Please”

“Pass the GMO Cheerios, Please”

Back when whole wheat was hip, and we were still spraying butter on it, there wasn’t a whole lot of cause for concern when it came to ingesting things that our bodies don’t recognize. Sure, there were plenty of bugle-blowers when it comes to warning “naive” eaters about the potential hazards of GMOs and pesticides. Aka the “adult version of playing with your food”. The argument has been that we utilized this new way of growing our food because it would produce higher yields so we would be able to feed more people. Our need to build things better in...

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The Dirt on Soil

The Dirt on Soil

Did you know that beneath your feet, at any given time, there is millions upon millions of bacteria? Our soil used to be able to support a much greater biodiversity than it does now here in the United States, and part of that is due largely in part to poor crop turnover, as well as growing crops that offer very little benefit to us as humans (such as modern-day wheat). When soil is healthy, it not only supports us by providing good, nutritious food, but it also supports ‘soil clean-up’ by encouraging the presence of all insect life. Such as...

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ROCK Q + A: "Why does my chicken weigh less this time?"

ROCK Q + A: "Why does my chicken weigh less this time?"

Nothing is ever perfect, and that includes eating locally. We used to have this quaint idea about sustainable farming, the food that it provides us, and how it really works. It also doesn't help that having been a frequent super market shopper for so many years also trained us to look for perfection in our produce and other purchases.  But one thing to keep in mind is this: a vast majority of what you can get in the store is controlled by a human hand (and chemicals) from the time it breaks soil or is weaned from it's mother. Our farmers...

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