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 fruits … Continue reading Organic vs Conventional Pesticides

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 growing … 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 antioxidant-rich nut … Continue reading Raw Pecans: Discover 7 Health Benefits of Pecans

Easy Detox Tip: Eat Broccoli Sprouts

Source: Easy Detox Tip: Eat Broccoli Sprouts by Dr. Edward Group  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 … 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 to … 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 Egypt, … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Peppermint Leaf

Are Coffee Grounds Good For Plants?

Source: Are Coffee Grounds Good For Plants? by Dr. Edward Group  You only need to walk past a coffee shop in any American city to see that our country loves java. With so much coffee being consumed on a daily basis, it’s encouraging to learn that there is a productive use for all those grinds. Next time … Continue reading Are Coffee Grounds Good For Plants?

10 Homemade Organic Pesticides

Source: 10 Homemade Organic Pesticides by Dr. Edward Group  Ever wonder what farmers did hundreds of years ago to fight off crop pests? Long before the invention of harmful chemical pesticides (yes, the kind that is linked to cancerous cellular activity), farmers and householders came up with multiple remedies for removing insect infestations from their garden plants. … Continue reading 10 Homemade Organic Pesticides

7 Tips for Starting Your Own Organic Garden

Source: 7 Tips for Starting Your Own Organic Garden by Dr. Edward Group  Many readers have expressed interest in creating their own organic garden in their own backyard. As a result, I wanted to share a few tips for starting a backyard garden that is organic, sustainable and earth-friendly. There are numerous benefits to planting your own … Continue reading 7 Tips for Starting Your Own Organic Garden

5 Uses for Spent Coffee Grounds

Source: 5 Uses for Spent Coffee Grounds by Dr. Edward Group  Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. It’s grown in over 70 countries and amounts to over 16 billion pounds of beans every year. That’s a lot of beans… and when they’re only used once and thrown away, it also amounts to … Continue reading 5 Uses for Spent Coffee Grounds