Category Archives for Ditching the Supermarket

The Stevia Dilemma

The Stevia Dilemma

(about a 12 minute read)

Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni1) is a small subtropical shrub with very sweet leaves and a complicated history. Here is some of what you might want to know before choosing if and how you'll use stevia-based sweeteners, along with tips on growing and using your own stevia plants.

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The People’s Medicine

The People's Medicine

(a 3 to 4 minute read)

This is a short, simple article for what should be known as an easy, accessible practice: that of using humble, common plants in basic preparations to support health. 

It's not a how-to article, but it does link to resources that will help you with the how-to. Here are 9 quotes from herbalists about the oldest and simplest medicine in the world so simple, a child can do it. 

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Transitioning from Toxic to Natural

Transitioning from Toxic to Natural

(4 - 5 minute read)

Switching from synthetic personal care products to simple, natural alternatives means giving up superficial attributes like foam, fragrance, and texture, which are achieved using toxic ingredients. This article explores how we got so dependent on these products and shares 3 ideas we can rely on in our efforts to get back to natural.

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Essential Oils: Some Things to Consider

Essential Oils: Some Things to Consider

(4 - 5 minute read)

People tend to think that because they come from plants, essential oils are always safe and beneficial to use. But essential oils are highly concentrated and extremely powerful, are harvested and processed on an industrial scale, have big impacts on plants and communities, and should be used sparingly, with caution and respect.

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Supermarket Food is Like a Tiger in a Zoo

Supermarket Food is Like a Tiger in a Zoo

This post is about a 2 minute read

Real food is more expensive than supermarket food if you measure only in dollars. But here’s the thing: if you can measure its value in dollars, it’s not really real food.

The value of food was never meant to be measured. To measure something, you have to separate it out from the other things it’s connected to. As soon as you do that, it becomes a hollow copy of what it was before it was isolated.

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