The best part about having Living Maxwell is that it gives me a vehicle to share important and interesting stories with the world.
While my focus will continue to center around food, I have decided to start a new monthly column called Eco-Friendly Friday. This will showcase some amazing organic, non-food items that I believe people ought to know about, and it will appear on the third Friday of every month. I already have several fantastic things lined up for the next few columns, so stay tuned!
When the founders of Bears for Humanity, Vijay and Renju Prathap (above), became the proud parents of twins two years ago, their worldview totally shifted. The only thing that mattered was the health and well-being of their two little ones, and that meant a shift to consuming organic food and purchasing the safest toys and clothes. Read more »
Despite the fact that organic is more popular than ever and companies such as Walmart and Target are significantly boosting their offerings, one would think that support for organic in Washington, D.C. would be growing as well.
Sadly, that is not the case.
Not only is support for organic not growing, the Obama administration and his USDA are doing everything they can to weaken organic standards and dismantle the authority of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), an independent, 15-member advisory board which helps to oversee the industry and make important recommendations.
THE SUNSET RULE
One of the most important policies that we have in organic is something called The Sunset Rule. What this means is the following. Read more »
Unless you live in the New York area and are immersed in the health and wellness world, there is a decent chance that you’ve never heard of Rawpothecary or LuliTonix.
But that won’t be the case for long, as I expect both of these brands to become very recognizable, national players within a matter of time.
Having closely watched Rawpothecary and LuliTonix over the past year, I not only love what they’re putting on the shelves, but the women behind each of these NYC-based companies are two of the hardest-working entrepreneurs I’ve come across.
A few years ago, founder Stephanie Walczak had a close friend that was poisoned so badly from pesticides that he was literally on his death bed. With conventional medicine completely failing him and few alternatives left, Stephanie, a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and The Natural Gourmet Institute, got into the kitchen and worked her magic with the Vitamix, making sure he got fed super-nutritious blended drinks. Read more »
For me, there is no better way to start the day than to flood my body with tons of nutrients, enzymes, and minerals from a freshly-made organic green juice. And this juice here is my most powerful one, in terms of anti-cancer properties.
As I have explained in the past, even though I do buy pressed organic juice and run a Pressed Organic Juice Directory, there is nothing quite like making juice with your own hands, energy, and love.
Using the fantastic Omega J8006, this morning I made a juice with celery, kale, radishes, and broccoli sprouts.