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Thrive on a Plant Based Diet

Thrive on a Plant Based Diet

If you’ve ever eliminated meat from your diet, you know the most common concern is where to get your protein. For those of us that live by a plant based diet, we know that all sorts of nutrients are available through a variety of rainbow colored plant life. For years, the meat and dairy industries […]

Sustainable Shrimp Fisheries

Sustainable Shrimp Fisheries

Oregon Shrimp Trawlers in Newport Bay – Photograph by Hugh Pennock Sustainable Shrimp Fisheries What could be better than Oregon pink shrimp? Matthew Trickey    Shrimp and prawns are the most popular variety of seafood in the United States. The rising demand for shrimp has global repercussions, with economic incentives for more production and more […]

What Is Keto?

What Is Keto? Keto Diet Vegetable Salad Plate

By Michelle Achée, NTP       The Ketogenic Diet (Keto) is a high fat, adequate protein, very low carbohydrate diet that was originally created in the early 20th century to treat epilepsy. Extreme carbohydrate restriction compels the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Carbs get broken down into glucose for the body to use […]

Fern’s Edge Goat Dairy

Fern’s Edge Goat Dairy ferns edge goat dairy

Fern’s Edge Goat Dairy has been supplying LifeSource with fresh, raw goats milk for many years. There is a very noticeable fresh, sweet flavor to Fern’s Edge Goat’s Milk, and many people have inquired about the ‘secret’ to the flavor. After speaking with Shari Reyna, owner of Fern’s Edge Goat Dairy, we have learned what […]

In the LifeSource Hot Seat: Nic Tworog

In the LifeSource Hot Seat: Nic Tworog

     Nic Tworog has been a crucial part of the LifeSource produce department for over five years now, but his love for quality food goes back much further than that. Nic spent much of his career in the grocery world, starting at Shop’ N Kart in Ashland and later at a co-op in Coos […]

Why Stomach Acid Is Good for Us

Why Stomach Acid Is Good for Us Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar

Ask the average person (including the average doctor) what causes heartburn and they’ll answer “too much acid” aka “hyperchlorhydria.” However, too much acid is far less common than having too little acid. It’s actually quite rare. So then, why do so many people experience heartburn, reflux, ulcers, poor digestion, and poor nutrient absorption? The answer […]

The Earthy Fruits of Fall

The Earthy Fruits of Fall featured mushroom image

The world’s biggest living organism is hiding in the forests of Southeast Oregon. This spectacular example of Armillaria ostoyae covers 2,400 acres (about 4 square miles) of the Malheur National Forest. It grew to this immensity in just a few thousand years. Each fall it reveals its edible fruiting bodies – mushrooms – as it […]

2 Towns Ciderhouse: Northwest Craft Cider

2 Towns Ciderhouse: Northwest Craft Cider 2Towns Hard Cider Ageing In Barrels

2 Towns Craft Cider An experience and a pure cider to behold! by Tiara Good Ph.D      Established in 2010, 2 Towns Cider has been a flagship of what we at LifeSource are about. “Boldly Crafted in Oregon” is just the beginning. They take local seriously and they have a serious commitment to sticking […]

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