22 Jun 2015
If we were to wipe out insects alone on this planet, the rest of life and humanity with it would mostly disappear from the land. Within a few months.E. O. Wilson Last year was truly a year of discoveries in my vegetable garden. Unfortunately most discoveries were of the pesky insect and wild animal variety. With our children’s and our health to worry about, we don’t spray anything that could harm...
10 Feb 2015
Parties, parades, packed pubs and much madness abound on St. Patty’s day.  It is a day for the Irish to celebrate, to honour St Patrick, to wear green, be seen and be silly.  It is a day to honour the famed four-leaf clover. Have you ever sought that elusive four- leaf clover to bring you good luck?  As a little girl my friends and I used to hunt for four- leaf clovers on our front lawn.  “It...
09 Jan 2015
moringa tree
Do you beat and twist the fibers to make ropes and mats? Do you extract the wood sap to make a blue dye for fabric? Do you treat your skin to the precious soft kernel oil?  Do you use the leaf powder as a food supplement?  However you play the tree, you will benefit. Known to the Nigerians, as idagbo monoye, this “crazy growing tree ‘, has roots that taste like horseradish and pods that look like...
04 Nov 2014
natural tooth cleanser
Are you sick and tired of the chemicals in your and your children’s toothpaste? So were we. Earth to Body is proud to present a truly GREEN tooth cleanser! Your teeth will love you.  Your mouth will love you.  Your dentist will love you. Now ask yourself. Do I know what a typical commercial toothpaste contains? Does it contain microbeads? (the polyethylene that is now being banned?)Does it...
22 Sep 2014
…how much they love to chew the leaves and meaty fruit of the gnarly argan tree, native to Morocco.  Climbing the tree is child’s play, they’ll say, and sometimes as many as 8 or 9 goats will challenge the swaying limbs. They do not seem to care if they damage or destroy the tree, or eat the fruit before it has ripened.  After all, they are goats. Ask the goats about the succulent argan oil...
13 Apr 2014
"The Monarch butterfly unites the three countries of North America in peace.It is an ambassador of peace which requires protected areas and ecosystems that are preserved through sustainable agricultural and forestry practices.Let us continue to work together to maintain a healthy and balanced ecosystem for all North America." President Jimmy Carter Our Monarchs are slowing dying and you can help...
19 Jan 2014
Be 2, or 3 or 4 years old in Siberia. Have your parents take you outside and rub you down with snow.You do not get the cold or flu. Or live in Sweden. Have your parents pour very cold water on your head.This is a routine. Especially during flu season.So no flu. Be an adult. Take the cold showers, or snow rubs, or cold lake dips alone, or with friends. Take your children with you. In these...
02 May 2013
Are dandelions dancing on your lawn yet?  I just received this from the Natural Health Consultants Institute here in Montreal. Thought I ‘d like to share it with you. "As the dandelion leaves grace our lawns this spring, why not embrace them for all the goodness they provide! After the long, cold winter, this wonderful spring tonic can help to restore our health and vitality. Add the tiny,...
05 Feb 2012
I love to eat, as a matter-of-fact, I put a great deal of time and effort into making almost every meal a memorable (and hopefully enjoyable) experience. Cooking programs on television were probably my first introduction into what would transform a rather routine activity, into a much anticipated ritual. Living in Montreal has always allowed one to easily plan, shop and execute meals of almost...
16 Sep 2010
If you have been reading the Earth to Body blog of late, you will know about our blogger's recent experience of being dupped into buying what she thought was an environmentally safe dish soap.  Well I was dupped as well. On a recent trip to one of Canada's most popular big-box retail stores, I was disappointed to find my favourite dish soap (Biovert) absent from the shelves. I came across another...

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