Indoor gardening for beginners: How to start a garden amid the coronavirus lockdowns

Reported cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. On April 28, Bloomberg reported that the number of confirmed cases totaled 3.1 million worldwide. It doesn’t look like lockdowns will be lifted soon, so it’s important to prepare for a possible food crisis. In times like these, a garden is indispensable. It not only saves you money, but it … Continue reading Indoor gardening for beginners: How to start a garden amid the coronavirus lockdowns

Earth Day Year-Round: 6 Top Benefits of Trees

Source: Earth Day Year-Round: 6 Top Benefits of Trees by Dr. Edward Group Trees add so much value to our lives. From giving us oxygen to cooling our cities, the benefits of trees affect many parts of our lives. They’re not only good for the planet, but also for your health! You may feel more at … Continue reading Earth Day Year-Round: 6 Top Benefits of Trees

Gardening hacks: High-yield strategies to make the most out of your space

You don’t need a large plot of land to have a garden with a high vegetable yield. For productive gardening, you just need to figure out which strategies are best for your garden space. Here are seven high-yield strategies that can help you maximize your garden space. (h/t to GoodHousekeeping.com) (1) Use raised beds with rich soil. To … Continue reading Gardening hacks: High-yield strategies to make the most out of your space

Organic vs Conventional Pesticides

  Source: Organic vs Conventional Pesticides by Dr. Edward Group EWG experts give the run down on the difference between pesticides (or pest control) used in conventional farming and organic farming. USDA testing consistently finds toxic pesticides on conventionally grown produce. One of the benefits of organic food is limited pesticide intake. Learn more about which … Continue reading Organic vs Conventional Pesticides

How to grow food when the lack of water becomes a problem

Gardening itself can be a very arduous task, but it’s more difficult if you’re facing problems like drought and heat. What do you do when you don’t have access to enough water for your crops or if the weather isn’t ideal for growing vegetables? (h/t to PreppersWill.com) Even if the weather in your area is perfect for … Continue reading How to grow food when the lack of water becomes a problem

Aquaponics: How to Grow Your Own Food in Water

Source: Aquaponics: How to Grow Your Own Food in Water by Dr. Edward Group Just because you live in an urban setting without adequate yard space, or in an especially cold or inhospitable climate, doesn’t mean that you can’t maintain a delicious selection of fresh fruits and vegetables year round. By setting up a proper aquaponic … Continue reading Aquaponics: How to Grow Your Own Food in Water

Raw Pecans: Discover 7 Health Benefits of Pecans

Source: Raw Pecans: Discover 7 Health Benefits of Pecans by Dr. Edward Group   In my opinion, among nuts, pecans are the best and have been one of my favorite snacks for years; they’re also one of the healthiest. In fact, after looking at 277 different nuts and foods, USDA researchers say pecans are the most … Continue reading Raw Pecans: Discover 7 Health Benefits of Pecans

Easy Detox Tip: Eat Broccoli Sprouts

Air pollution is an inescapable health threat of our time, and no matter the amount of healthy choices you make, you are still vulnerable to exposure. The health effects of air pollution are many, including allergies, asthma, heart disease, lung disease, and even nerve damage. Even exercising outdoors in urban environments can increase our intake of pollutants, … Continue reading Easy Detox Tip: Eat Broccoli Sprouts

What Is Horsetail? Discover Its Benefits and Uses

Source: What Is Horsetail? Discover Its Benefits and Uses by Dr. Edward Group Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is a therapeutic plant found in Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East.[1] Also known as horse bristle, scouring rush, and shave grass, horsetail is a legitimate living fossil that even predates the dinosaurs. Some of these prehistoric plants grew … Continue reading What Is Horsetail? Discover Its Benefits and Uses

The Health Benefits of Peppermint Leaf

Source: The Health Benefits of Peppermint Leaf by Dr. Edward Group Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a hardy perennial herb that is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint. It’s native to Europe, but can be found all across the world. With a long history of therapeutic use for a variety of ailments that extends back to ancient … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Peppermint Leaf