CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA Programs involve a farm selling a "share" of produce, meat, eggs, or other food products to a family for the season. This means that if you buy a CSA Share at a farm, they will now provide you with a share of the harvest throughout the season.
About 10.6 million women in our country are currently taking birth control pills for contraceptive purposes, and many are unaware of the potential negative health consequences. I was one of them until a year or two ago, when I learned that there are in fact many ways in which the pill can impact your nutrient status and overall health. I wrote this post to share with you my newfound knowledge and tips on how to best support your health while on the pill or while coming off of it.
A common question! Especially considering the ridiculous amount of labels to consider when it comes to buying eggs.
Before I dig into each one with you, I encourage you to read last week's post on the pros and cons of relying on food labels. It is very important to understand the limitations of food certification labels, and when the best times to rely on them is.
So let's dissect egg labels with a couple rules of thumb:
Organic, non-gmo, cage free, free range, pastured raised, grass fed, grass finished, vegetarian fed... There are a LOT of ways to label food these days. It can be really overwhelming to keep up with what each of these means, and to distinguish between marketing mumbo-jumbo and legitimate quality standards.
It can also be very anxiety-inducing to stand at the egg section hovering between "cage free vegetarian fed" and "free range Omega-3 enriched". No one likes to be made to feel unintelligent like this - we all want to be able to efficiently buy our food AND have confidence in our choices.
So that's what I'd like to equip you with in the next series of posts: the information and peace of mind required to make excellent purchasing decisions that you understand and can stand behind.
If you are looking for an easy chicken dinner on the grill to complement the summer tomatoes and cucumbers that are coming out of your garden, farmer's market, CSA share, or your ears, this is the recipe for you.