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Start Reading Labels: Eating well starts with reading labels when food shopping. By paying attention to what our food is made with, we start caring about how we treat our body. The  stranger the ingredients are on a label, the more processed it is. Remember that, if you were baking or cooking these foods at home, most of these unpronounceable words would not be added. Preservatives and added corn syrups and sugars, are often sneaked in under a wide variety of names. They can cause addiction, obesity and diabetes in some people. Healthier choices are free of these additives, and...

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Making Healthier Choices: Because the food we ingest is affecting our health, changing our bad habits and making healthier choices is certainly the best place to start. By replacing some of our daily grocery items with natural alternatives like fresh fruits and vegetables, free range or organic eggs, meats and oils and spices, we get to jump start the process immediately. For that we need to find stores or local organic farm stands, to help us with our new healthy-eating lifestyle. By visiting farmers markets and buying from them, not only are we guaranteed the freshest produce and meats, but...

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What is Biodynamic Farming? Biodynamic farming is an organic farming method. It is practiced by combining ancient lunar planting cycles with natural alternatives like microbial agents as fertilizers. Variations of this farming have been around for thousands of years. Because industrial farming became increasingly popular and easier, this basic way of growing food became increasingly difficult to compete with the bigger players in the market. These farmers opted to stop selling their products and farmed for their family. In 1924, Dr. Rudolph Steiner came up with the idea of biodynamic agriculture. He thought of the farm as a self-contained and...

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What Are GMOs? : GMOs are Genetically Modified Foods. In a world that is used to fast and instant results, it is not a surprise that the farming industry is trying to increase production and experiment in modifications of certain crops. With positive results in high production and less expensive food, GMO has been a great way for farmers to save money and have less waste using the modified way to grow their crops. Unfortunately, not enough studies have been made to test the long term effects of these methods on humans. Some researchers have concerns that we might be...

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Organic vs Synthetic Nutrients: Organic nutrients are made from naturally occurring substances such as compost, manure, bone meal, fish meal, bat guano and gypsum. They are usually called natural ingredients. They are harvested from the natural world. Synthetic nutrients are chemically-based and produced in a lab. Humans produce synthetic nitrogen fertilizers. The machines pull nitrogen gas from the air and convert it into ammonia fertilizer. The process relies on energy- mostly in the form of natural gas. The biggest difference between these two types of nutrients is the speed at which plants absorb the compound. Because the plants absorb the...

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