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Enzymes Help With Digestion

There is a direct connection between digestion, enzyme activity and the aging process

by Joyce Oliveto

Enzymes Help With Digestion

The role of enzymes in maintaining optimum digestion and health is more wildly proclaimed than ever before, it is not a new discovery. Physicians and researchers were studying the relationship between digestion, enzymes and health as far back as the 1920s...

Wilderness in Sidewalk Cracks

Small Nature Reaches Out to City Kids

by GREG HANSCOM

Small Nature Reaches Out to City Kids

City kids are often taught that nature is out there beyond the city limits, but one science educator and photographer shows how everyday nature has the power to...

Homemade Eco-Cleaners

DIY Recipes Keep Your Home Naturally Clean

by LANE VAIL

DIY Recipes Keep Your Home Naturally Clean

Americans use 35 million pounds of toxic household cleaning products annually. According to the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition...

Ice Chaser

James Balog’s Dramatic Images Document Climate Change

by CHRISTINE MACDONALD

James Balog’s Dramatic Images Document Climate Change

National Geographic photographer James Balog says he was skeptical about climate change until he saw it happening firsthand. Watching once-towering glaciers falling into the sea inspired his...

Backyard Birds and Butterflies

Native Habitats Draw Critters and Delight Kids

by AVERY MACK

Native Habitats Draw Critters and Delight Kids

Creating a backyard wildlife habitat provides valuable teaching moments. With planning and care, birds, bats, butterflies and bunnies can view yards as safe havens and...

Qi Whiz

Qigong Steps Up Vitality and Serenity

by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY

Qigong Steps Up Vitality and Serenity

A proven practice for supporting health and self-healing, qigong has been used in China for millennia to maintain and improve physical, mental and emotional well-being....

Culinary Mushroom Magic

Delicate Powerhouses of Nutrition and Medicine

by CASE ADAMS

Delicate Powerhouses of Nutrition and Medicine

Mushrooms have played a remarkable role in human history. Egyptian hieroglyphics dating back 4,500 years linked mushrooms to...

Good Riddance to Bad Vibes

Escaping Electromagnetic Exposure

by Priscilla Goudreau-Santos

Escaping Electromagnetic Exposure

We crackle with energy. Natural electromagnetic fields within us regulate how our bodies work. Plus, we continually encounter many outside energy fields from...

LIVE GREEN, SAVE BIG

Five Eco-Friendly Life Decisions that Can Actually Save Us Money

by Crissy Trask

Five Eco-Friendly Life Decisions that Can Actually Save Us Money

Every pivotal life decision, from choosing where we live to eating healthier, can support our best interests environmentally, as well. The good news is that it is possible to...

Gluten-Free on the Go

Safe Eating Away from Home

by JUDITH FERTIG

Safe Eating Away from Home

Although following a diet without gluten has become easier due to increased availability and labeling of gluten-free foods, we still need to know how to make sure which foods strictly qualify. We always have more control in...

Tweet those Fitness Goals

Online Friends Help Us Stay on Track

by TAMARA GRAND

Online Friends Help Us Stay on Track

Humans are inherently social creatures. Most of us enjoy the company of others and spend much of our waking time engaging in social interactions with colleagues, friends and family. People that...

From “Why Me?” to “Thank You!”

Wayne Dyer on the Value of Hard Lessons

by LINDA SECHRIST

Wayne Dyer on the Value of Hard Lessons

After four decades teaching self-development and empowerment and authoring more than 30 bestselling books, Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D., shares dozens of events from his life in his latest work...

Fresh Food Trends

Natural Trailblazers in Sustainable Eating

by MELINDA HEMMELGARN

Fresh Food Trends

Food experts have listed local, regional and sustainable foods among the top food trends for 2014. Consumers’ heightened environmental awareness and their love for fresh flavors are...

Food Revolution in a Tank

Aquaponics Offers Year-Round Homegrown Fish and Veggies

by AVERY MACK

Aquaponics Offers Year-Round Homegrown Fish and Veggies

Picture a salad of mixed lettuces or romaine accented with microgreens and ripe, red tomatoes alongside an entrée of tilapia, complemented by a dessert of fresh strawberries—all organic, eco-friendly and...

Rethinking Heart Health

Pioneering Doctors and Patients Reinvent Cardio Care

by LINDA SECHRIST

A drug-free approach

In 1977, Dr. Dean Ornish began to think beyond an allopathic medicine paradigm that defined the reversal of cardiovascular disease, including coronary heart disease (CHD) and the hypertensive diseases such as...

Simple Stress Busters

Natural Ways to Slide into a State of Calmness

by KATHLEEN BARNES

Tips for de-stressing

We all encounter everyday stressors and usually find our own ways of defusing them. However, when chronic stress remains unresolved, it extracts a toll on health that may range from...

Love Magnet

Katherine Woodward Thomas on Drawing True Love Our Way

by DEBRA MELANI

Keys to unblocking love

After years of experiencing love going sour, Katherine Woodward Thomas set a goal: She would marry her soul mate within a year. Her quest inspired a surprising awakening that spurred her to look deep inside for the key that would...

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