How Tomatoes Help Prevent Cancer | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of cancer, and numerous studies have suggested that tomatoes in particular have a strong cancer-preventing effect. People whose diets contain more tomatoes have been shown to develop cancers at significantly lower rates, particularly cancers of the breast and prostate. Now, a study conducted by researchers from Rutgers and Ohio State Universities shows one mechanism by which tomatoes may fight breast cancer. The study…

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Tour Growing Real Food | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

  What is Growing Real Food?   Over the last few weeks I have been posting a lot of great articles to a new site called Growing Real Food. Today I want to tell you a little bit about this site and why I have created it. Growing Real Food is a place where I can take a much more detailed approach to gardening. I wanted an area were I could teach others how to grow real food in an easy…

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How To Grow Micro Greens | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

When Gardening Space is Limited or Non Existent   The warm summer air has got me yearning to plant, seed, sprout, and grow something.  But city dwelling doesn’t always lend itself well to this task.  Without outdoor space or even a balcony (and the community garden down the street has a five-year wait list) the options are limited.  That just means you need to get extra creative.  Fear not, there are plants that you can grow indoors.  That leads me…

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Eat Your Colors | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

  Eat Your Vegetables!   Growing up I was always told to “eat your carrots” and “eat your peas.” Little did I know that the benefits of eating color was so nutritional and was an important component to good health. One time, my brother ate so many carrots, his skin even turned orange. Maybe too much of something, isn’t so good after all? Well, one thing I do know to be true, is these lovely fruit and vegetables have powerful…

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My Garden After 1 Month of Planting15

Today I thought I would share with you all my garden after 1 month of planting. Many feel it is hard to grow your own food, but it is not.  Lets take a look at a few things I am growing in my garden. Note, I have yet to plant my warm weather crops, it is just now warming up here in Wisconsin.   Look at this picture below.  I call this my seed garden.  Everything in this bed was…

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How To Thin Out Seedlings In Your Garden For A Healthier Plant | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Introducing Our New Website! Hey everyone!  I am super excited to share with you all something I have been working on for months now.  It’s a new website, Growing Real Food, that focuses on a step by step approach to growing real food.   This website is for beginners to advanced gardeners, we have something for everyone! We take you through the planning stages right on through to the harvesting stages. We even have an advanced section of our website…

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How To Start Your Seeds In Eggshells | Wholelifestylenutrition.com

Will Spring Ever Arrive?   I can tell that March has arrived.  I have that desire to get out into the yard and start working in my gardens…..also known as Spring Fever.   Here in Southeastern Wisconsin the weather is not cooperating.  This year we have been hit with one snow storm after another.  At this time last year the temperatures were already in the 70’s.  Now, we still have well over a foot of snow on the ground as…

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Breaking Into Spring

  Who’s Ready For Spring?   It’s about that time ladies and gentlemen! Springtime, that is! So what are your plans for spring? Are you the kind who breaks out their cleaning supplies for “spring cleaning”? Do you prep your gardens for beautiful flowers, fruit and veggies? Are you going to be digging through and gathering your seasonal recipes to get ready to cook and bake with fresh produce?   If you’re like me, I’d like to do a little bit of it…

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  Wow, a gardening season has come and gone!  What a great year this has been for many gardeners.  We had a very long spring that wasn’t to wet and a nice and hot summer.  This is the first year that my peppers have done amazing!  In Wisconsin, I often think that it just isn’t hot enough for my pepper plants, but this year I had so many peppers!  I see stuffed peppers in my meal plan all winter long…

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planning

  Many people make some critical mistakes before they even start gardening!  Do not underestimate how important it is to plan out your gardens site.  There is so much information to consider.  Does your site have enough light, is it easily accessible, is it near a water source…the list goes on.   So here are 3 quick steps to follow when you are in the planning stages of starting a garden. 1. Pick your site It is time to start…

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