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HEMP GETS HOT HEMP GETS HOT
Meet the Hardest Working Plant on the Planet

A crop that was illegal in U.S. soil for more than half a century is now reaching for the sun. Industrial hemp, the low- or no-THC cousin to marijuana, has created high hopes among farmers, agricultural researchers, manufacturers and consumers. By 2019, America had...

CBD’s New Frontier CBD’s New Frontier
Help for Mental Health

When Kaye Herbert’s husband brought home a free sample of cannabidiol (CBD) oil, she didn’t hesitate to give it a try. Having heard about its calming effects, she...

COLD-BUSTERS COLD-BUSTERS
Natural Remedies for Kids

March brings the first whiffs of fragrant spring air, along with a heightened chance of runny noses, coughs, sore throats and congestion in youngsters. The spring and fall months are the most likely times to catch a cold because ...

Meatless Makeover  Meatless Makeover
A Plant-Based Spin on Classic Dishes (with recipes!)

When contemplating a shift toward a plant-based diet, some may prematurely mourn the loss of their favorite meaty classics. Luckily, enterprising vegan chefs have experimented with flavors and textures that...

THE ROOTS OF GOOD HEALTH - Woman serving veganTHE ROOTS OF GOOD HEALTH
Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

Whether identifying as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian or other veggie-friendly variant, a growing number of Americans are moving away from meat products and toward plant-rich foods. Most come to a plant-based diet for...

SACRED VESSELS SACRED VESSELS
The Lifeblood of Heart Health

When people think about heart health, what generally comes to mind is the fist-sized muscle that pumps and oxygenates the body’s lifeblood. However, the heart of the matter is not the pump itself...

A Feast for All Seasons A Feast for All Seasons
Embracing the Rainbow Year Round

No matter where we live, eating seasonally in winter doesn’t have to be boring or limiting; a culinary adventure awaits the home chef that’s willing to leave avocados and asparagus to their rightful seasons and embrace the winter rainbow of...

Vital Steps Vital Steps
The Path to Vascular Fitness

It is well-known that exercise combats cardiovascular disease by balancing blood pressure and managing blood sugar, but aerobic exercise, not resistance training, takes the prize for keeping the body’s thousands of miles of blood vessels more supple. A 2017 study...

Pain Relief for Pets Pain Relief for Pets
Prolotherapy Gives Joints New Life

Brian Engler, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, was asked to provide hospice care for a senior Akita. Tadao was underweight, weak, arthritic and had been severely neglected. He needed a...

Linda Carroll Linda Carroll
on Skills That Make Love Last

Psychotherapist Linda Carroll was drawn into the dynamics of couples’ counseling three decades ago when she saw how in her own marriage, petty disagreements could turn into full-blown arguments with...

GOOD HEARTS START YOUNG GOOD HEARTS START YOUNG
Boosting Kids’ Cardiovascular Health

Wwas drawn into the dynamics of couples’ counseling three decades ago when she saw how in her own marriage, petty disagreements could turn into full-blown arguments with the potential for...

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The Promise of Regenerative Medicine

Someday, medical science will allow us to infuse damaged or aging organs with new cells, or to manufacture made-to-order organs on a 3-D printer. These emerging techniques to revitalize worn-out body parts are...

LIVING LONG & WELL LIVING LONG & WELL
Age-Defying Habits and the Fountain of Youth

At age 29, Betty Holston Smith, of Rockville, Maryland, weighed more than 200 pounds, smoked cigarettes and ate processed junk food. Now, almost 79 years young, she is a vegan ultra-marathon runner and an inspiration to anyone wanting to...

Gut Check Gut Check
Feeding the Immune System

Rducing stress, sleeping enough, exercising and getting sunlight are all known strategies for improving the body’s ability to protect itself from harm. However, the most important factor in building a rock-star immune system is...

The Happy Thyroid The Happy Thyroid
Seven Ways to Keep It Humming

Much of our day-to-day well-being—how energetic we feel, how clear our thinking is and how our body processes food—is governed by the activity of the butterfly-shaped, thumb-sized thyroid gland at the base of the throat. When it’s working as it should, life is good. However, about one in...

Mouth Matters Mouth Matters
A Holistic Approach to Oral Health

"The mouth is the doorway to the body,” so the saying goes, and today we know just how true that is. Years ago, the biannual trip to the dentist was typically a simple “drill-and-fill” operation, with other health concerns not given a second glance. Now, emerging research shows that when we...

NATURAL HEALING FOR HANDS NATURAL HEALING FOR HANDS
Getting a Grip on Pain

Most of us take our hands for granted until buttoning a shirt or opening a jar becomes a daunting task. Getting a grip on that pain and loss of function with holistic solutions can be a...

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