Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

Healthy Eating

9 clever Little Free Pantries

The Little Free Pantry movement makes so much sense. It’s a “grassroots, crowd-sourced solution to immediate and local need,” as the group describes its mission. The pantries — which get their name from the popular Little Free Library concept —…

Have you heard about the Waffle House Index?

I’d never heard of the Waffle House Index until a few years ago. It’s a phrase coined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which uses the Waffle House chain as an informal indication of which areas have been hardest…

How long can you safely freeze food?

Frozen food lasts indefinitely, according to Foodsafety.gov. But does that mean the raw chicken you bought on sale and froze will taste as good a year from now as it will three weeks from now? No. You can cook up…

How long do fresh eggs last?

Fresh eggs last from two hours to a year, depending on where you buy them and how you store them. Eggs from the grocery store or the farmers market can last for weeks in the refrigerator. That’s often much longer…

Make a simple homemade electrolyte drink

There’s a difference between an extreme athlete and a low-key exerciser in terms of electrolyte needs, but how you feel after a workout matters. (Photo: KieferPix/Shutterstock) Store-bought bottled electrolyte drinks are made with chemically treated, refined sugars, they contain food…

Eating local might not be as important as what you eat

You’ve likely heard the argument to support the “eat local” movement: Local purchases support local farms and small businesses. The food is less likely to be sprayed with pesticides and chemical fertilizer because smaller farms are more likely to use…

A Western-style diet could affect the brain in as little as a week

If you happen to be waffling on what you’d like for breakfast, consider this: What you eat may catch up with you — particularly, your brain — a lot faster than you think. In fact, a new study suggests it…

Healthy Eating

Mediterranean diet could add years to your life

If there’s a single way of eating that persists in laying claim as one of the healthiest, it’s the Mediterranean diet. Experts continue to sing its praises. And the number of positive studies over the years makes it hard to…

Mediterranean diet could add years to your life

If there’s a single way of eating that persists in laying claim as one of the healthiest, it’s the Mediterranean diet. Experts continue to sing its praises. And the number of positive studies over the years makes it hard to…

Why you should watch out for nutrient thieves

It’s no surprise that cigarette smoking or living under constant stress are bad for your health, but did you know that one way they have a negative impact is by robbing you of needed nutrients? In fact, there are plenty…