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GUT TALK GUT TALK
Tips for a Healthy Microbiome

An ever-growing body of research from the Human Microbiome Project shows how microbes living in and on our bodies...

FINDING CALM FINDING CALM
During Trying Times

From the moment we wake up and log on to our day, we are flooded with news about people whose days started off much the same, with an expectation of going from...

Coronavirus Pet Safety Coronavirus Pet Safety
Facts and Tips for Dog and Cat Owners

There are many types of coronavirus. COVID-19 is new—a novel coronavirus—and there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in dogs or cats. Dogs can become infected with a canine...

ACUPUNCTURE FOR ANIMALS ACUPUNCTURE FOR ANIMALS
Needles Work Wonders on Pets

Needles make most pet parents cringe, but those used for acupuncture don’t hurt animals, they help. They are what traditional Chinese veterinary medicine has used for thousands of years to enhance blood circulation, balance the nervous system and promote...

MAKING LUCK MAKING LUCK
An Intentional Path to Good Fortune

By its very definition, luck is random, capricious and based on chance rather than our own actions. Yet there is reason to believe that might not be the whole story—that living a...

HEALTHY HOME, HEALTHY KIDS HEALTHY HOME, HEALTHY KIDS
How to Keep Them Safe

Ahealthy home for kids looks much like what’s needed for a healthy planet: clean air, clean water and clean food, all of which create a space in which our children can be well and thrive. This means taking active steps to eliminate ...

DIY Cleaning Products DIY Cleaning Products
Eco-Friendly • Saves Money

It’s almost Spring Cleaning time again! The sunshine and fresh air gets us thinking about opening up the house, dusting off the cobwebs and making our house shine again. But if you...

Creating a Sustainable Front Yard Prairie Creating a Sustainable Front Yard Prairie

Doing your part to build a sustainable environment starts in your own front lawn. The usual vision for a front yard space is one that is relatively flat or lightly sloped, loam/clay sand soil and...

Brigit Strawbridge Howard Brigit Strawbridge Howard
on Rediscovering Nature

Bee advocate, wildlife gardener and naturalist Brigit Strawbridge Howard was alarmed the moment she realized she knew more about the French Revolution than the native trees around...

MOVING THROUGH CHRONIC PAIN MOVING THROUGH CHRONIC PAIN
How Exercise Can Heal What Hurts

When our body keeps hurting, especially if it’s been that way for a long time, it’s natural to want to snuggle into pillows with a good movie and move as little as possible. And for many years, that’s the kind of...

A Home That Heals A Home That Heals
Creating a Nurturing Space

Home, whether a humble studio apartment or a dream house, is a critical facet of well-being, a spiritual headquarters from which good health springs. Everyone in the family, including two- and four-legged children, can...

FLOWER POWER FLOWERS' POWER
Botanical Libations Pack Healthy Punch

Flowers and other budding botanical elements this spring aren’t just eye candy to dress the table; they can bless an everyday beverage with intoxicating new scents, flavors and...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...