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Introducing the HOPE Candle

hope candle

We at Sterling Health, like so many others, have been personally touched by cancer in many ways. Surviors, and loved ones alike, we believe that HOPE is vital and it is also beautiful. The HOPE candle was thoughtfully designed, hand poured, and small batch crafted with high quality, sustainable ingredients in Huntsville, Alabama. We created…

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Are Free Range Eggs Really Better?

This question originally appeared on Quora. Will Wister, investment fund manager, health advocate and intellectual philanthropist, explains how free range eggs are not necessarily from chickens raised on a pasture: It’s important to distinguish between “free range eggs” and “pastured eggs” According to the law, “free-range” doesn’t really mean much of anything. The thing that makes eggs…

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Peakfoods: a new way to know local

Peakfoods is a visual database of foods that are in season now where you live. The site automatically detects location. Access from an iPhone and it acts just like a mobile app. Mouse over or tap the food to explore nutrition info and recipes…

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Fresh Food: Farm to Table

Eating is more than merely a way to provide energy for the body; it is an experience that nurtures our bodies, minds, and spirits. Eating locally grown foods provides more than healthy fare for our bodies; it helps to support healthy farms and create healthy communities.

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Alabama’s Largest Yoga Class

  (HUNTSVILLE, Al) On Saturday morning, April 28 from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., Huntsville Botanical Garden will host Alabama’s Largest Yoga Class led by Katherine Orton as part of the Healthy Huntsville initiative in partnership with Sterling Health. Best of all, the class is absolutely FREE! Enjoy one of  Huntsville’s most beautiful locations as you…

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Introducing Healthy Huntsville

We’re thrilled to announce a web tool that rewards you for living well.  Introducing Healthy Huntsville + DailyFeats. DailyFeats is a web and mobile platform that allows you to check-in positive behavior, get points and earn rewards that raise money for charity.  And it’s all free. DailyFeats helps you appreciate the positive actions you do each…

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Local Foods Build Health and Wealth

North Alabama spends $2.4 billion buying food each year.  $2.2 billion of this food is sourced outside the region. These and other findings will be reported at a public presentation of the North Alabama Local Farm and Food Economy Report commissioned by the North Alabama Food Policy Council.  Location:  Huntsville City Council Chamber, 308 Fountain Circle, Huntsville,…

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Kale, Carrot, Coconut & Ginger Salad

Sterling Healthy Recipe: Kale, Carrot, Coconut & Ginger Salad Slice 1 bunch of black kale into 1″ strips and toss with 1 cup green beans cut to 1″, 4 fresh grated carrots, grated fresh hunk of ginger, seeds from 1 pomegranate, 1 cup unsweetened coconut, 1/2 cup dried currants, 1 container blueberries, fresh squeezed juice…

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Healthy Huntsville 2012

Being healthy is not easy.  It takes work.  Eating well, exercising, managing stress  and remaining curious are learned habits that are easier when you have a community encouraging you.   With this in mind, we are proud to introduce Healthy Huntsville, the gamified, crowd-sourced, community health initiative brought you as a collaboration between HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and Sterling…

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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day

In 2010 Jamie Oliver received the TEDPrize for his wish to create a food revolution.  Now, two years later we are excited to share the next chapter.  You’ve seen the show and heard about his aggressive public campaign to change the way kids experience food.  His wish has grown into a global community of people…

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Bean Salad, Crowd-Sourced Recipe

Bean Salad by Challice Freeman of Huntsville, AL   1 can garbanzo beans 1 can cannellini beans 1 can kidney beans ½ red onion, chopped 1 cup fresh parsley 1 cup fresh cilantro   1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup sugar ¼ cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste   Mix vinegar, oil,…

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