Flax On, Flax Off

Flax On, Flax Off By Emily Powell Flax. Odds are you’ve seen it on many labels – cereals, supplements, bars, oils, muffins, socks, linoleum flooring (yes, linoleum flooring). Many online blogs, much like the one I’m writing now, praise and proclaim the universal benefits of a sprinkle/dash/teaspoon of ground flaxseed, more so in recent years…

Denver’s Holistic Housing Authority

Denver’s Holistic Housing Authority Denver’s vision for a sustainable public housing community is becoming a reality. In this excellent video on their initiatives, the Denver Housing Authority’s director of development, Chris Parr, explains: “For us as a housing authority we firmly believe we’re past that point of just providing housing. We need to embrace and…

Growing Healthy Habits

Growing Healthy Habits When you reach for a snack or are deciding what to make for dinner, where do you look for food? Most of us probably search through the fridge or pantry to see what’s left of our latest grocery run. Unfortunately, the foods we buy at the store are often not the healthiest…

A Healthy Living Environment

A Healthy Living Environment By Paige R. Jacques Did you know that allergists claim that up to 50 percent of illness is caused (or worsened) by indoor pollution? Also, did you know that the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that 65 percent of our homes or buildings are polluted – sometimes six to ten…

Teaching Our Kids Where Food Comes From

Teaching Our Kids Where Food Comes From Aldo Leopold, American author, scientist and environmentalist, said that not owning a farm creates the “spiritual danger” of “supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery” (A Sand County Almanac). If you have kids, would they be able to tell you where food truly comes from? Which foods are…