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Turf to Ecosystem

As the summer heats up, many people haul out their sprinklers and lawnmowers, ready to spend the hot season in a Sisyphean struggle against browning and overgrown grass. The ideal of a perfectly manicured lawn has long defined American suburbia, and, to an extent, operates as a signal human control over the natural world. The […]

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 […]

Bone Broth – Primal Nutrition

Bone Broth – Primal Nutrition bone broth

Bone Broth, primal nutrition since the stone age. If you think bone broth is just soup, you couldn’t be more wrong. Soup has never been so good for you since the rediscovery of this miracle broth! Bone broth is actually one of the oldest meals we have on record, dating back to the stone age. […]

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 […]

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