Do you know the health of your soil? Do you know what your options are for testing your soil and how much it costs? Before running to Home Depot or Amazon for a soil testing kit, here is some advice on saving money with garden soil testing.
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Looking for a meaningful activity during COVID-19 social isolation to keep your children occupied and educated at the same time? Here’s a free gardening program you can do with your children that will teach them basic gardening science, put food on your table, and learn about how regenerative farming is their future for sustainable living and good health.
Here’s an easy way to monitor your potential insect problems with a simple insect collecting device used by scientists.
Have you ever wondered why every spring a mysterious weed in your garden or yard pops up? A new study shows that it could be you or your neighbor’s fault due to common winter-time good intentions.
In light of how people overreact during times of crisis as evidenced recently by the state of the food shelves in our local groceries, food insecurity could become a very real threat to our health and well-being in the near future. Now is the time to take a history lesson from World War I and II citizen-patriots and plant your COVID-19 Victory Garden.
Earlier, we discussed the virtues of rice as a food staple, with instruction on the basics of how to grow rice from your home garden. As a follow-up to the article, here is an interesting study where scientists reveal how chefs-in-the-know cook the best fried rice dishes on a wok.
Historically, the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic may go down in the history books as the year of the Great Toilet Paper Wars. However, I would propose that in a more serious sense, aside from the tragedy of deaths and the circus sideshow politics has become, the Coronavirus really affects us more along the connection between light bulbs and rice. Here’s how and why.
One of the truths of raised bed gardening is that the cost of filling your raised bed garden with soil can easily exceed the cost of buying or building the raised bed garden frame itself. Here are some low-cost solutions for filling your raised bed garden with soil, a few of which are nearly dirt cheap.
Spring is here and it’s time to get started on that garden. However, not everyone has the time and energy to start a garden, let alone how to begin growing one without investing a lot of cash at your local hardware gardening department. Here’s some advice by an Agriculture Extension Service vegetable specialist on how to start a quick and simple garden in just one day without investing a lot of cash.
A new study reveals that a warming climate can do more damage to crops than previously forecasted. Here’s why that growing crops in a climate-controlled environment rather than outdoors might not be such a far-fetched idea in the future.
Archaeological evidence of crops can be traced as far back as 23,000 years ago on the shore of the Sea of Galilee (1). Over the years since, the cultivation of crops has evolved through a series of missteps, that if unchanged, could lead to our extinction in the near future. Discover now, through regenerative husbandry how your no-till garden can change the world.
Is it possible to be both safe and merry during the holidays when consuming alcohol? Absolutely, and here are some tips on how to achieve that goal.
Diet is an important risk factor for cancer. A new study shows that while low carb diets have benefits, they may also pose a cancer risk. Here are seven dietary factors that may increase your cancer risk.
The largest producer – and consumer of avocados in the world is Mexico, where the fruit (yes Avocado is a fruit!) originated over 10,000 years ago. According to AvacadosfromMexio.com Mexico remains the world’s largest exporter of Avocados to America, where 275,000 acres will yield 1.95 billion fruits 365 days to the second largest consumer of avocados on the planet.
Fermented foods and beverages were among the first processed foods consumed by humans. Improved shelf life, safety and properties of fermented foods added to their value. Investigators have found strong associations between the consumption of fermented foods and diseases. In humans, further understanding is needed for the potential benefit of apple cider vinegar and weight loss.
It may be possible that many people cook bacon, one of the most beloved foods in the world, all wrong during this entire time. Here is how to cook bacon in the oven and on a stove.
With a rise in kidney illnesses, it is more important than ever to look for the underlying causes to slow its occurrence. One of the easiest ways we can influence our kidney function is to be mindful of how much sugary drinks like soda (soft drinks) we consume on a daily basis. This can decrease our propensity for obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic disorders that can place undue stress on our kidneys.
Collection of dietary intake data can be challenging with the potential of errors in validity and reliability. Nutritional assessments are important to determine dietary strategies. There are limitations with these methodologies as not all nutrients have reliable markers of status.
I have tried broiling Brussels Sprouts and they didn't turn out well. Thus, I went to Facebook and tried searching for some quick ideas from those who are on a Keto diet.
Dementia is a syndrome usually progressive and chronic in nature. Global incidences of dementia is increasing at a rate of one new case every three seconds with associated medical social and health care costs far exceeding the capacity of most countries. Because of the degenerative nature of the disease sufferers lose their ability to perform routine tasks, experience poor quality of life and loss of autonomy. The role of vitamin D in the etiology of cognitive impairment and dementia is plausible and has been supported substantial mechanistic and epidemiological data. As people age, they tend to spend less and less time outdoors in the sun. It is of great importance as vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide pandemic and is seen most commonly in older adults residing in northerly latitudes, particularly during winter months. Further research needs to be done to see if increasing vitamin D level will improve cognitive health (Aspell, Lawlor, O'Sullivan, 2018).
Artificial sweeteners were first introduced as a tactic to combat the shortage of sugar. Lately, it has been utilized as a way to help deal with obesity but research has been found that they actually may be making the issue worse. With all the issues noted in studies of the side effects of non-caloric artificial sweeteners, it may be better for a person to stick to a more natural diet (Brown, 2018). Artificial sweeteners are low cost and having a sweetness greater than that of normal table sugar they are commonly used in the baking industry. In spite of their beneficial effects, these sweeteners have documented health issues. In some cases, long-term exposure can lead to enforcer. A careful review of the literature by consumers and health professionals is necessary in an effort to make well-informed decisions about their health (Nisa et al, 2016).
Genetically manipulated medicine or crops are not the evil substances many have been led to believe. Farmers and animal breeders have been manipulating their crops and stock for years, This is an aspect of medicine that is not just necessary but vital to the treatments of famine and pestilences
Yesterday What Broke Vegans Eat Facebook group was abuzz with toppings one can use to make a vegan pizza. Making the dough for a vegan pizza recipe is simple, but for the toppings you have to be cleverly creative.