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Meet The 11-Time World Pizza Champion Photo: Sara Remington You'd be hard pressed to find someone more enthusiastic than Tony Gemignani is about pizza. Tony Gemignani has one jealousy-inducing resume. Is Eating Organic Really Better for You and the Environment? On average, organic food items are 47 percent more expensive than standard supermarket fare—but thanks to their purported health and environmental benefits, many shoppers still splurge on them. In fact, the total retail market for organic products in the United States was valued at over $39 billion in 2016. But while the organic industry means big business for farmers and food companies, the question still remains: Are organic foods actually better for both you and the environment? In the video below, AsapSCIENCE co-creator and host Mitchell Moffit explains why eating organic may not be the panacea most people think it is. Contrary to popular belief, an organic diet isn't chemical-free. In fact, Moffit explains, organic farmers can still use natural pesticides and fungicides to keep crop-destroying insects at bay—and studies show that they aren’t necessarily better for you or the soil than synthetic ones.

Low Back Pain Exercises Exercises that stretch and strengthen the muscles of your abdomen and spine can help prevent back problems. Strong back and abdominal muscles help you keep good posture, with your spine in its correct position. If your muscles are tight, take a warm shower or bath before doing the exercises. Exercise on a rug or mat. Wear loose clothing. Don’t wear shoes. What's the Difference Between Dutch Process and Natural Cocoa Powder? [Photographs: Marissa Sertich Velie, unless otherwise noted] There's a kitchen stereotype that bakers are meticulous and measure everything to the gram. They follow directions to the letter, all while savory cooks are throwing food into pots Swedish Chef style. Sometimes I wish I baked like that, but truth be told I often freestyle and substitute.

Yoga may work better for lower back pain than conventional treatments | Science Doing yoga is a more effective way for people with lower back pain to become more mobile than the treatments currently offered by GPs, according to new research. The study found that back pain sufferers recorded greater improvements in everyday physical tasks such as walking, bending down and getting dressed if they did weekly yoga sessions. Participants who had practised yoga reported enhanced function compared with those receiving standard care, even nine months after the yoga classes had finished. Previous, smaller studies have suggested yoga could be beneficial to back pain sufferers. However, these have often involved just one teacher and have not included long-term follow-up.

How To Clean Your Home Using Essential Oils Laurentine ten Bosch, Filmmaker (Food Matters and Hungry For Change) Discover how to make your own safe natural cleaning products with essential oils, and the best essential oils to use around the home. Did you know that the average American home is filled with thousands of artificial chemicals? Only a small percentage of these chemicals have been thoroughly tested for safety! It’s crazy considering how often we’re exposed to these chemicals, and how little we know about their effects on our health and the environment.

The Serious Eats Field Guide to Asian Greens [Photographs: Ben Jay, unless otherwise noted] When you walk into the produce section of your local Asian supermarket, you'll probably be greeted by a dazzling but daunting display of unusual greens. They're all great, and easy to cook, but it helps to be armed with some knowledge to tell your shoots from your choys. That's why we highlighted the most common varieties you'll find in Asian groceries with notes on what they are, how they taste, and most importantly, what to do with your haul. AA Choy AA Choy stalks and leaves.

19 Years of Feeding Animals GMO Shows No Harm Often GMO critics will argue that the biotech industry is conducting a massive experiment with our food supply by introducing genetically modified organisms. The implication is that GMOs are not adequately studied, which is at best debatable, but in a way they are correct. We can look at what has happened in the 19 years of GMO use starting in 1996 to see if there have been any adverse effects. A newly published study, Prevalence and impacts of genetically engineered feedstuffs on livestock populations, does just that. Dandelion Please Share This Page: Other names for Dandelion, past or present: English - Swinesnout, Dashelflower, Pissa-bed Latin - Taraxacum officinale; also Taraxacum Leontodon, Dens LeonisFrench - Dents de LyonGerman - Löwenzahn. (Pfaffenblatt, Runnichstopff - archaic)Dutch - PapencruytSpanish - Diente de LionItalian - Dente di Cane, Piscia al letto Dandelion (Taraxum officinale / Taraxacum erythrospermum) is a very well known plant that grows all over the world.

6 Ways to Naturally Prevent and Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs I share my life with many four-legged friends, owning 2 dogs and fostering at least 2 others at any given time. My canine companions make up a huge part of my life so, naturally, I want to care for them…naturally. Like human medications popular dog medications, such as flea and tick preventatives, are full of strange chemicals that could have potentially harmful side effects. If you have little ones running around the house, you don’t want them getting into the medication or touching the dog after it’s applied. Since I foster and have rescues coming in from all kinds of places, I have to be up on the flea care year round.

Decoding the Secret Language of Food Expiration Dates Americans tend to harbor dark suspicions about that forgotten can of beans in the back of the pantry, far past its sell-by date. If you’re like most consumers, you probably just toss expired items on the better-safe-than-sorry principle (unless, perhaps, it’s a Twinkie). But there’s a good chance many aged food remains totally safe to eat, according to a new report (PDF) that blames the flawed food-dating system for tons of perfectly edible food getting wasted each year. The Difference Between Organic and Sustainable Food Updated September 04, 2018 Sustainable and organic do not mean the same thing. Beyond the limited scope of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program (NOP), there are no strict rules set up to ensure that organic farmers or organic food production operations follow eco-minded practices. For members of the organic industry, it's important to be realistic about the limits of organic certification.

Six natural alternatives to ibuprofen - Phoenix Alternative Medicine The saying used to be, “Take two aspirin and call me in the morning,” but many people turn to ibuprofen to relieve inflammation, pain, and fever. This nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), available both over the counter and by prescription, is commonly used to treat arthritis, menstrual symptoms, headache, general aches and pains, and various inflammatory conditions. Side effects of ibuprofen Although many people think of ibuprofen as being rather benign, it is associated with an increased risk of heart and circulation problems, including stroke and heart attack, as well as gastrointestinal problems, such as bleeding or perforation of the stomach or intestinal tract.

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