The information presented here attempts to explore the healthy connections between our soil, our food, our bodies, and our communities. Evidence based research is included to help separate fact from fiction, concerning the nutritional benefits of various functional foods.
Nutritional Approach to Anemia Tips on how your heart can work easier by pumping more oxygen-rich blood through the body.
Maintain Your Eyesight
Medical researchers conduct 10 year study and discover that consuming DHA, EPA and fish decrease the risk of developing Age-related Macular Degeneration.
Fat Balancing Dr. Maffetone tells how to control inflammation by consuming the right ratio of fats, providing a powerful metabolic effect.
Citric Acid Heals Stomach Ulcers
Research shows how citrus fruits are a significant source of citric acid for the natural treatment of ulcers as well as, kidney stones.
Alkaline Food and Water? Dr. Apsley shows how a high mineral diet produces a regeneration effect for growing healthy tissue.
Food Intolerance or Food Allergy? Dr. Wells explains the importance of nutritional absorption and reactions to dietary intakes.
Green Drink Mixes offer the advantage of fast nutrition. Dr. Weiss provides insight on easy green drinks and their health effects.
Multivitamins Dr. Marcus Laux, ND, writes about how to choose the right supplement, answering common questions about RDA, requirements for men vs. women, and what to look for in a multvitamin.
Immunology, Nutrition, and Exercise Dr. Jason Barker, ND, explains the important connection between exercise and a healthy immune system.
Local Harvest Find local farmers markets, CSA, and farms.
Co-Operative Food Buying Co-op clubs listed by state.
The Regeneration Effect Dr. Apsley, explains how most all degenerative diseases are caused by missing minerals, in our soils, in our foods, and in our cells.
Do we really need supplements to maintain optimal health?. Dr. Wells explains the causes of nutritional deficiencies.
Breast Cancer and Olive Oil
Scientists have thought that olive oil might help prevent breast cancer. Now they may have discovered why.
Is Honey Better Than Cough Medicine?
Penn State University researchers compare Dextro-Methorphan (DM) cough medicine, and the effects of honey for frequency and severity of cough, plus quality of sleep for child and parent.
Coffee and Health:
Two biologically active compounds found in coffee, caffeine and phenolic acids, have potent antioxidants properties that can effect glucose metabolism and reproductive hormone levels.
Dark Chocolate Health Effects
Cocoa Beans are researched as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and mood enhancer.
Nutrition for Healthy Bones by Dr. Lucille
Nutrition as Protection by Dr. Wells
Nutraceutical Research by Heartspring Staff
Papaya Antioxidant by Dr. Lucille
Juicing Raw Food Safely
Food Poisoning Safety
Natural Weight Loss Diet Tips
Food Books Endorsed by Dr. Allegra, Naturopath Physician
Recipes inspired by Weston Price.
Don't Treat Soil Like Dirt Decrease drought stress, increase nutrient uptake... "The Benefits of Mycorrhizal Fungi," by Dr. Amaranthus.
Farm Composting Guide The down and dirty research evidence for creating healthy soil, and healthy food.
How To Grow A Better Strawberry? Strawberries are known to contain higher concentrations of phytochemicals and have higher antioxidant capacity among common fruits. Research compares nutritional farming techniques.
Low-Cost, High-Wind Greenhouse Design by Tim Coolong, University of Kentucky.
Organic or Synthetic Fertilizers What's best?
Fertilizers and Pesticides Reduce Soil Biology
Benefits of Mycorrhizal Fungi
Global Carbon Bankers: Aerobic Fungi
The Benefits of Composting
Art and Science of Farm Composting
Compost Teas for Plant Disease Control
Compost Tea Recipes
Cleaning Your Compost Tea Brewer
Biologic farming methods go beyond organic and chemical farming methods, by providing a deeper understanding of soil health, teaming with biological diversity. Both, chemical farmers and organic farmers, often struggle with production techniques, leading to dead lifeless soils, producing food, void of alkaline mineral nutrients such as calcium and magnesium.
Biologic farming methods work to keep nitrogen recycling on the farm, where it belongs, while allowing coastal marine life to breath easier and survive.