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Enzymes Help With Digestion
There is a direct connection between digestion, enzyme activity and the aging process
by Joyce Oliveto
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
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...
James Balog’s Dramatic Images Document Climate Change
by CHRISTINE MACDONALD
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
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...
Good Riddance to Bad Vibes
Escaping Electromagnetic Exposure
by Priscilla Goudreau-Santos
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Katherine Woodward Thomas on Drawing True Love Our Way
by DEBRA MELANI
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...