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Give Mother Earth A Fighting Chance

Our planet currently supports a population of more than 7.5 billion people, resulting in a demand for clean drinking water and quality air that is at an all-time high.

All Plastics Are Not Created Equal for Recycling

When it comes to recycling, we all want to do our part, but plastics can be confusing. It may come as a surprise that the term covers a variety of materials that use very different ingredient and manufacturing processes, which we cannot treat all the same because it may gum up the stream or even damage the machinery at our local material recovery facility (MRF).

Steps for Seed Starting Success

Starting our own plants allows us to control what goes on with them and is a piece of the puzzle in truly knowing where our food comes from. There are therapeutic health benefits in starting our own seedlings indoors, and it’s a task that provides a welcome boost to a gardener’s spirits during the doldrums of winter.

Helping Our Local Critters Thrive Through the Winter

Parks, forest preserves and green spaces are bountiful in our third-largest metropolitan area in the country, including Baker Park, in Evanston, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, in Highwood, and Glacial Park Nature Preserve, in McHenry County. Some prefer the rural qualities of Rock Cut State Park, in Winnebago County, or the urban, walled-in feel of Grant Park, in downtown Chicago. Our local city parks and bike trails can also be great places to reunite with nature.

Demystifying The Recycling Process

The choice to recycle is in the hands of all of us, and it does make a difference. The advent of curbside collection makes it easier than ever to participate in the effort to direct unwanted or unneeded product containers and materials away from landfills, but procedures and regulations are often confusing and can create frustration and skepticism about the entire system.

Growing Indoors Over Winter

There are two types of gardeners; the outdoor gardener and the year-round gardener. The outdoor gardener works the soil in the spring, plants, harvests and is usually done by mid-October.

Platelet-Rich Plasma

A person’s hair is one of the first things we notice. Yet, whether stress-induced, due to hormonal imbalances, micronutrient deficiencies, genetic or autoimmune conditions, poor hair care or any medical condition, including alopecia, hair loss is a common concern for many men and women, and it can impact our daily confidence levels.

Preventing, Reversing and Managing Diabetes Naturally

Attending to the miracle of our body’s metabolism—which consists of numerous processes that include the digestion of food for growth and energy—is critical to good health. Diabetes, a metabolic disorder, is a serious threat to these processes, as well as for any hope of anti-aging and longevity.

Putting a Garden to Bed for the Winter

The days are getting shorter and cooler, and the garden is showing signs of wanting to be put to rest.

Autumn in the Vegetable Garden

It's tempting to leave our summer tomatoes, cucumbers and squash in the ground, giving up on our vegetable garden after Labor Day, but fall is the prime time to work on our vegetable garden, getting the most out of the growing season by adding cool season crops.

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