20 Nov '11, 10pm

Care2 Healthy Living: When you bite into an earthy organic toma...

Care2 Healthy Living: When you bite into an earthy organic toma...

If you’re truly interested in organic (i.e. ecological and healthy) alternatives to chemical fertilizers, then it’s time to start scrutinizing organic growing practices and store-bought fertilizers a bit more carefully. When you bite into an earthy organic tomato you may not be thinking about blood, bone, feces, fish sludge and antibiotics, but you should be. These “fertilizers” and the hidden chemicals inside are commonly used in organic farming and their environmental and ethical implications make them far from sustainable soil amendments. I am by no means suggesting that we do away with “organic farming” and give the chemical companies a stronger strangle hold on the market than they already have. But it’s time that we ask these “green” growers to live up to their hype and grow sustainably and ethically with stock-free, vegan-organic methods. What does that mean? And wh...

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Goodnight Moon: The Techno Version (video) | Care2 Healthy Living

Goodnight Moon: The Techno Version (video) | Ca...

care2.com 20 Nov '11, 11pm

My mommy antennae recently went up when I saw the video below, Goodnight, iPad . I don’t have young children anymore, so I...

Your Daily Chill Out

care2.com 20 Nov '11, 3pm

Chillout : You cannot recycle past time or live life over again. Once lived it is gone, so do not lose the opportunity of ...

The People’s Campaign for Positive Change | Care2 Healthy Living

The People’s Campaign for Positive Change | Car...

care2.com 20 Nov '11, 7pm

“Once you make a decision the universe conspires to make it happen.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson This weekend I decided to run f...

Nutritionally, Dark Meat Trumps White Meat | Care2 Healthy Living

Nutritionally, Dark Meat Trumps White Meat | Ca...

care2.com 19 Nov '11, 11pm

By Heather Ashare, MPH for DietsInReview.com Have you shunned a drumstick at Thanksgiving because of a fear of fat and cal...

Vets Share Worst Things Their Pet Patients Ate | Care2 Healthy Living

Vets Share Worst Things Their Pet Patients Ate ...

care2.com 20 Nov '11, 1am

Every year Veterinary Practice News holds a contest called “They Ate What?” in which veterinarians and clinic staff send i...

Sleeping Green & Eating Vegan VERY Affordably | Care2 Healthy ...: Had a great time with guest Green Dude, Jack

Sleeping Green & Eating Vegan VERY Affordably |...

care2.com 19 Nov '11, 10pm

Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime – Podcast here! Had a great time with guest Gree...

Wisdom from Kathi Casey | Care2 Healthy Living: Today's Brilliance from featuring Kathi Case...

Wisdom from Kathi Casey | Care2 Healthy Living:...

care2.com 18 Nov '11, 9pm

If today were all there was left, I would let my children and grandchildren know that everything in life is by choice. Whe...

Lab Puppies in Slow Motion (Video) | Care2 Heal...

care2.com 20 Nov '11, 12am

Melissa Breyer is the Senior Editor for Healthy Living. She is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living...

Acupuncture: A Drug-Free Option for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture: A Drug-Free Option for Chronic Pain

care2.com 19 Nov '11, 2pm

by Staness Jonekos , Contributor to Acupuncture on AllThingsHealing.com , Author of Menopause Makeover According to the Am...

15 Favorite Sweet Potato Recipes | Care2 Healthy Living: From enchiladas to pasta to pie, there are many ways to...

15 Favorite Sweet Potato Recipes | Care2 Health...

care2.com 18 Nov '11, 2am

From enchiladas to pasta to pie, there are many ways to serve sweet potatoes. Not only is this autumn powerfood versatile,...

Recipes for Green Tomatoes | Care2 Healthy Living

Recipes for Green Tomatoes | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 17 Nov '11, 4pm

Green tomatoes are often bountiful at the end of a gardening season—but instead of composting those green beauties or leav...

The Self Contained Farming Community in Tetebatu Lombok

The Self Contained Farming Community in Tetebat...

treehugger.com 20 Nov '11, 1pm

The need for the self contained family farming community is all the more evident after seeing places where it still persis...

6 Simple Diet Game Changers | Diet and Nutrition | Care2 Healthy Living

6 Simple Diet Game Changers | Diet and Nutritio...

care2.com 20 Nov '11, 12am

If making a commitment to “eating healthfully” seems like an overwhelming chore, think more strategically. Opt for a few s...

What Is Your Cat IQ? | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 13 Nov '11, 11pm

Melissa Breyer is the Senior Editor for Healthy Living. She is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living...

Discover the Mighty Lentil | Care2 Healthy Living

Discover the Mighty Lentil | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 16 Nov '11, 7pm

It is when you introduce the mighty lentil into your diet that you discover that this powerhouse food is not only packed w...