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Cannabis as a COVID prevention strategy?

Though COVID-19 has been with us for nearly two years now, new studies are revealing more information every day about how to reduce your own risk. Perhaps you’ve heard the recent “buzz” that cannabis consumption may reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19?  Before you head to your local dispensary…

Vertical Farming

Food and Wellness Trends for 2022

It’s a new year and that means new food and wellness trends. Which leafy green is best? Which vitamins should I be consuming? Should I exercise in the morning or at night? It can all seem a bit overwhelming and everchanging. That’s why we’ve compiled a list so that you can be ahead of the curve in…

Happy New Year

Tips for Keeping Your Resolutions

According to new research, Americans take an average of 32 days to give up on their New Year’s Resolutions. Whether you want to eat healthier, begin a new exercise regime or stick to a meditation practice, it seems that on or around February 1st is the day that most Americans throw in the towel.…

Natural Seasonal Allergy Relief

Whether you’ve liked being home-bound during the pandemic or not, it has brought many of us tremendous allergy relief.  Now that it’s time to get out and about again, we are met with that familiar fine, yellow powder coating everything.  And the winds that spread it have also arrived.  Forecast:…

Stress Leads to Disease

Getting through flu season means first navigating the holiday season well. If you are a student taking exams this week, a working parent with school-age kids home for two weeks, a grandparent bummed not to be with family this year, or anyone feeling overwhelmed by a holiday shopping list, THIS…

Avoiding Cold & Flu

Is it a coincidence that cold and flu season starts right after Halloween?  I don’t know about you, but I’ve dipped into my kids’ candy stash more than once this weekend and we’re starting into the two months when I make the least healthy choices all year:  sugary desserts, cocktail parties, cheese…

Feeding Healthy Kids, one parent’s guide

By Kelly Egolf, Founder of Verde Food Company and mother of a child, with multiple food allergies I have a secret to share.  I have a hard time getting my kids to eat healthy foods.  Okay, I admit that I probably set a ridiculously high bar (or so my husband says), but it's still a lot of effort.…

Vitamins vs. Veggies

When I was a kid, I loved the Flintstone vitamin that was set next to my breakfast each morning. I mean, what kid wouldn’t enjoy a candy like pill with their breakfast? As a teenager, I took an iron supplement because of a doctor’s recommendation.  As a college student, I took fish oil capsules…

Pioneering Food Today

A couple of weeks ago, Lizz and I were at the Organic Farming Conference and were truly inspired by the keynote speech delivered by Gary Gundersen of Mr. G’s Farm. I dare you to read it and resist the urge to start gardening right away.  (It’s only barely March, after all.) Gary Gundersen NM…

Trash Talk

Above image from http://gazasia.com/biogas-source/landfill-sites-2/ This morning, I grabbed a coffee from a great local shop. After finishing the last drop, I went to dispose of the cup. Just before tossing it, I noticed the label on the clear plastic read compostable and I thought, maybe the best…