“Your career goals aren’t gonna reach themselves, so don’t let another day go by when you don’t advance towards them when you had the opportunity to. Your motivation and provocativeness will separate you from the pack, and your decisions will guide you in the right direction. Yesterday you said you would start today. Get your mind right so you can achieve your goals.” To view list [Read more...]
When: Saturday, September 21st at 9am-Noon
Where: Surfas in Culver City (8777 W Washington Blvd)
What: A chance for urban farmers, backyard growers and community gardeners throughout Los Angeles to showcase the best produce from their summer gardens!
Participants can submit produce in one of three categories:
Tastiest tomato: a chance to share your favorite tomato varietals with your friends and neighbors.
Edible Oddity: anything from oversize pumpkins to unusual crop varieties are fair game.
Best-in-show: A subjective evaluation by the judges of the most “impressive” vegetable submission.
A panel of three urban farming experts – Kevin West, author of Saving the Season; Brandon McEachern of Broccoli City; and Renee Gunther of Daily Organics – will then select the winners for each category and award prizes.
Following the state fair portion of the event, Kevin West will conduct a cooking demonstration, where he will prepare a homemade tomato sauce using tomatoes from the event.
To reserve your spot in the state fair competition, please send an email to StateFair@farmscapegardens.com with your name and the category(s) in which you would like to submit produce. Participation will be limited to the first 25 submissions in each category. Walk-ins on the day of the event are welcome, although we cannot guarantee space (capacity is 85 people).
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Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple,
and the simple thing is the right thing.
- Oscar Wilde
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1. They’re Easy
Just choose your fruit and veggies, throw them in a blender, and drink the smoothed mixture. OK, it’s not so easy if you don’t own a blender. In fact, it’s dashed difficult. Ever tried forcing raw spinach through a sieve? If you have a blender, then it takes no more time and effort to make a green smoothie than to drink one!
2. They’re Portable
Kept cool and sealed, most green smoothies will stay fresh for 24 hours or more. So with the right container, you can take a chilled green smoothie with you almost anywhere—work, the park, the gym, the train—to keep you refreshed. Glass or stainless steel containers are often suggested as the best storage options, so a vacuum flask might be the way to go if you want to keep your smoothie cool on the move. [Read more...]
Studies have shown that not only are doctors handing out too many antibiotics, but of those excessive prescriptions, a substantial proportion are frequently given incorrectly. The infographic below illustrates the steps you can take to protect yourself and loved ones from this sort of malpractice. My advice: Go natural.
Think of your liver like your own personal filtering system: Suck in the bad and spit out the good.
The liver has many important functions that keeps a person healthy. It removes harmful material from the bloodstream and helps digest food.
Click through for more information on liver cleansing foods.
We all have ideas about what a healthy, happy body looks like but do we know what makes up the components of a healthy and happy mind? What does a “beautiful mind” really mean? What qualities of mind do we prize the most, and which ones best reflect this notion? And how does meditation support us to train our mind to be comfortable and able to take life in its stride? The meditation experts at Headspace explore 5 elements that make a beautiful mind. What does a happy mind mean to you? Join the discussion in the comments below — we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Chia seeds are one of nature’s super-foods. Chia seeds are high in fiber, help increase energy, and contain protein for muscle, and tissue regeneration.
Small healthy changes to our daily habits that will become part of our enjoyed healthy daily routine will become second nature and greatly improve our quality of life.
Not only does it have super nutritional value, but it tastes good, is inexpensive, goes well with many other foods, supports weight loss, and helps with a variety of medical conditions. Below we have listed short summaries of it’s various benefits. The more you learn about, and try chia seeds, the more you will love them.
Chia played major roles of importance in the Aztec, Mayan, and Inca cultures; even traded as currency. Often warriors would carry chia seeds, and consume as little as a spoonful, and run all day. It was known as ‘running food’ and was regarded as a mega energy food.
Join Broccoli City, Green Scheme, Dreaming Out Loud, Earthday Network, Sierra Club, Fit Fathers, Sweat Everyday, and members of the community for an “Earthday of Action” on Saturday, April 20th from 9am-1pm at 400 50th st NE DC 20019,
We will be in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of NE DC, which is ward 7, a severe food dessert and communities throughout DC working with volunteers on service projects centered around “greening” our communities and living healthier lives.
In Lincoln Heights we will be volunteering in a recently formed community farm/garden to:
Help distribute soil
Water the trees
trash pick up “Clean teams
Beautification (painting pots, and water collectors, etc)
We will also be doing a group workout in the morning including stretching, some exercises, and games to get the body active
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Your fingernails may be the last place you look when determining the state of your health, but don’t be quick to underestimate them. When it comes to your nails, what you see is very well what you get, and their condition can be an indicator of what is happening in your body on a deeper level. From nutritional deficiencies to diseases as serious as melanoma, the following eight fingernail conditions could indicate health issues and may help you make appropriate changes to your lifestyle.
Healthy nails have a rosy pink tint and a smooth texture. Any other shade or texture could indicate a nutritional deficiency, fungal infection, liver disorder, or other serious health problems. If you notice any of the following changes to your nails, don’t ignore them. Wipe off that layer of colorful polish every once in a while and take heed! [Read more...]
This video really puts things into perspective by showing what 2000 calories looks like and then comparing those calories as food to each other. Your recommended daily servings need adjusting if you find any of these examples normal behavior. (Via)
A comparison about what represent 200 calories depending of the food in your plate: apple, peppers, avocados, chips, beans, leeks, eggs, bread, bacon, cereal, candy, donuts, fries, hamburger, etc.. A good way to understand and realize that nutrition unit, knowing that (simplifying) an adult would need an average of 2000 calories per day. Interesting check it out [Read more...]
Gatorade will stop putting brominated vegetable oil (BVO), a synthetic chemical that is used as a flame retardant, into its products after a barrage of complaints, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Although the company has reportedly been considering removing BVO from its beverages for some time now, it wasspurred to act after receiving overwhelming pressure from consumers regarding the potentially harmful chemical, including a popular Change.org petition that was initiated by 15-year-old Sarah Kavanagh:
A recent petition on Change.org to drop the chemical – which has more than 200,000 supporters – did not inspire the decision, Carter said, though she acknowledged that consumer feedback was the main impetus.
In the petition, posted by Sarah Kavanagh of Hattiesburg, Miss., “BVO” is described as banned in Japan and the European Union.
The effort quotes a Scientific American article suggesting that “BVO could be building up in human tissues” and that studies on mice have shown “reproductive and behavioral problems” linked to large doses of the chemical.
BVO is used to “distribute Gatorade’s coloring throughout the bottle” equally. The Times also reports that, while Gatorade will stop including BVO in newly produced drinks, there are no plans to recall products already on the market.
Via Huffington Post:
It is quite prevalent, according to a study done in New York City by marine conservation group Oceana. The researchers gathered fish samples from local restaurants, grocery stores and fish markets and then used DNA testing to determine whether the meat actually came from the species indicated on the label. [Read more...]