New Study Confirms Veggie Diets Are More Sustainable than Non-Veggie Diets

Photo: Hawaii Farms

With Earth Day coming on April 22nd, it is a good time to review major nutrition and environmental research that continues to sound the alarm.  A plant-based diet will be key to the sustainability of our planet.

Ekahi-Ornish Logo Now On Shelf Tags for Selected DTE Items

Down to Earth has begun adding the ‘Ekahi Ornish logo on selected items that meet stringent Ornish requirements for a healthy diet. 

“We made this decision as part of Down to Earth’s partnership with the ‘Ekahi Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program,says Sisi Kong, Down to Earth’s Community Outreach Team Leader.

Figuring Out Food Labels

Nutritional Facts Food Label

Reading food labels can help you choose wisely when food shopping ― if you know what to look for. Food labels identify the food, the amount inside the package, ingredient list, nutrition information and nutrition facts.. Standardized serving sizes enable you to make nutritional comparisons, which can help you choose more nutritious foods, determine which foods have lower calories and more dietary fiber content, maintain a healthy weight, and consume foods high in nutrients. Here's a simple step-by-step summary of the essential features.

Taking Off the Pounds Made Easy!

Here we go, one more time!  It’s January so that means another resolution to eat healthier and lose weight.  Somehow ya’ gotta get rid of those extra five to eight pounds from holiday feasting!

Recipe for a Compassionate Christmas

Photo: Family Opening Christmas Presents

With political turmoil and heightened emotions causing so much anxiety these days, it will be good to pause for a moment and think about how you want to enter this year’s Christmas season.  What positive experiences do you want and what can you do to make that happen?  Lessons handed down by spiritual leaders for millenniums ring true today as ever before.  Enter this year’s Christmas season with a spirit of love and compassion—indeed “good will.”  We love it when we are treated in this way, and we know it is what makes this time of year so special.  Why not pass it forward?

Healthy and Tasty Thanksgiving Made Easy

With the holiday season upon us, the time has come once again to start planning for sumptuous dinners, decadent desserts and the comfort of family to share it all with. Whether you are hosting this year or bringing a dish to a potluck, the good news is that you can enjoy many of your favorite holiday dishes while maintaining your healthy lifestyle.

Celebrate Non-GMO Month 2017!

Non-GMO Project Seal

This October Down to Earth is joining 13,000 participating grocery retailers across North America in the eighth annual Non-GMO Month. Created by the Non-GMO Project, this month-long celebration spotlights shoppers’ rights to choose food and products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Let’s Hear it For the Women!

Mother and child shopping

Many women—especially moms--work harder than most anyone and get little acknowledgement for it, all while weathering stress that would cave most men.

VegFest Oahu 2017 Slated for Saturday Sept 2nd

VegFest Oahu. Celebrate, Learn, Taste. Down to Earth Organic and Natural

Down to Earth will be the lead sponsor of Hawaii’s 2nd VegFest Oahu(link is external), which will be held at the Frank Fasi Civic Grounds near Honolulu Hale Saturday, September 2nd from 12:00-5:30 pm. VegFest Oahu is a free community event that celebrates plant-based, sustainable living.

Mother’s Day Gifts from the Heart

Family beauty treatment in bathroom. mother and daughter

When we think of Mother’s Day gifts, we usually think about what to buy. This year, consider making something. Handmade gifts are the best, and moms love them because they come from the heart.