We have all heard of free radicals and know that they cause damage to our bodies. But what are 'free radicals' and how do they cause us harm? Wikipedia states, "Many forms of cancer are thought to be the result of reactions between free radicals and DNA, resulting in mutations that can adversely affect the cell cycle and potentially lead to malignancy." So free radicals literally "eat away" the major organs of the body.
A wonderful post by our friend and member Jenny Shears. Check out her family vacations blog at www.kiddieuptravel.com.
The Gulf Coast region is home to some of the country's most gorgeous beaches and idyllic nature habitats, and many vacation spots are a fraction of the cost of many of the more well-known destinations (especially these days). Now more than ever the Gulf region is a wonderful choice for your next… Continue
It is in the news everywhere we turn, GM, GMO or Genetically Modified Foods. What are they? In our day of modern convenience we consume GM's everyday all day long without knowing it. Think back to what have you had to drink and eat today? Did you eat a fruit, a sandwich, or drink a smoothie?
The term GM foods or GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) is most commonly used to refer to crop plants created for human or animal consumption using the latest molecular biology techniques.… Continue
Added by Tiffany Bare on July 27, 2010 at 9:51am —
We use only the highest quality fabrics in our private label clothing line here at the Little Seed. Being good to both our environment and our children hails the highest of priorities for us. All of our cottons are organic or raw, but quite a few folks don't know what that means.
Organic cotton is generally considered cotton harvested from plants that are in no way genetically modified. It is certified grown without the use of any synthetic… Continue
You remember our fantastic Earth Day photo contest, don't you? Well, from time to time we are featuring a submission here on our blog and we thought this one was perfect to send you off into your weekend with. Shot by Little Seed Community member Raven Jurisich we think it evokes a wonderful childhood memory. It makes us nostalgic for the time when we thought that all of the life inside… Continue
Maca root has been revered for centuries as a superfood, filled with healing and energizing properties. It has an earthy, slightly bitter flavor that mixes so well with sweets! Try these maca buttons for a yummy energy boost.
What you'll need:
- 2 cups unbleached flour
- 1/2 cup powdered maca root
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup packed organic brown sugar
- 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
- 1 cup… Continue
For those of you not local to our store, the Little Seed is located at Larchmont Village in Hancock Park, a beautiful little neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Every Sunday, locals get to enjoy the wonderful Farmer's Market that happens right next to our store. There are fresh fruits and veggies from local organic farmers, intoxicating fragrant flowers, handmade jewelry, and much much more! One of our favorite stops in the market however, is the interactive live music! Kids… Continue
Literally, what a baller! This talented 11 year old basketball player is so coordinated, it's truly amazing! Check out this video and watch as he not only makes every single shot, but then continues on to do some crazy dribbling - with two basketballs at the same time! What a superb athlete, we're sure to see great things from him down the road (NBA… Continue
T his documentation produced by PBS is an exploration of malnutrition in countries accepting help with their respective food crises. It is especially powerful because of images provided by photojournalists Jessica Dimmock and Ron Haviv, and because of the scary truth behind what government 'aid' is really providing. They discuss a corn/soy blend that has been provided in the past as a solution for hungry children. The problem is, while these foods offer a full stomach, they… Continue
There have been a lot of concerns surrounding childhood obesity as of late, which leads to concerns about our sugar consumption. While we always encourage the most natural sources of nutrition, stevia has been floating around the low-carb/low-sugar diet crazes as a safe and healthy alternative. Most folks think that stevia is just one plant! Contrary to popular belief however, stevia is a genus of about 240 species of herbs and shrubs in the sunflower… Continue
School may be out, but that means we are even more busy entertaining and chasing around our little ones! Here's an easy recipe for a great summer stew, using veggies and leftover chicken breast!
Cut up one whole red onion, and add olive oil in the bottom of a crock pot. After you caramelize the onions a bit, then add 2 quarts vegetable broth. Add a few spices to taste like cumin, parsley, garlic salt, etc. Prep all of your veggies… Continue
Sea salt and table salt both contain sodium chloride. Sea salt also contains small amounts of magnesium chloride, magnesium sulfate and calcium sulfate, which are nutritionally insignificant. Iodized salt, sea salt, kosher salt and seasoning salts are all treated the same way in your body.
You need to eat foods that contain iodine for your body to be able to make thyroid hormone. The best sources are iodized salt and seafood. Plants can be… Continue
Parents are often well aware of the more common chemicals that may be in their environment that may harm their children, including asbestos, carbon monoxide, lead, and most pesticides.
Unfortunately, parents often are uninformed about other hazardous chemicals in their child's environment that they also should avoid and may be confused about the risk of some things, like BPA and phthalates in plastic products their kids'… Continue
Here at the Little Seed, we are always looking for new ways to help our environment. We just can't help it! There are so many ways we can help, and we want to do them all! Obviously, we can't save the world by ourselves in a day, but we can do little things each day that build up to big differences. Simply turning off the lights when you leave a room is a great habit to get yourself and your kids into. It takes only seven days to create a habit, and… Continue
We've all heard that dry-cleaning is bad for the environment, not only that, it's not good for us either! If all those harsh chemicals are infecting our environment, then what are they doing to us?
Perchloroethylene (also known as tetrachloroethylene, perc, or PCE) is a solvent used by 90% of dry cleaning businesses in the United States. PCE is a highly effective cleaning agent, although it can result in color bleeding or loss if not used… Continue
Trivia Question: How many Jumpers are on the Jumper page?
Correct Answer: 12
Congratulations to AE Bradshaw!!! You won a Custom Gift Bag from The Little Seed ($100 value), all wrapped up in one of our totes (This gift is custom, so the items pictured are not necessarily the same items in the gift)…