Displaying items by tag: March 2021

Down to Earth, Image: pixdeluxe/GettyImages.comDown to Earth  
The Promise of Regenerative Organic Farming  

With its dependence on chemical pesticides and fertilizers, heavy tilling techniques, concentrated animal feeding practices and mono-crops—all designed to maximize yields—conventional farming has come at a great cost. Conventional intensive farming practices have significant negative consequences for the land and surrounding...

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Lifestyle Strategies to Boost Fertility  

More than 7 million American women face one of life’s deepest heartbreaks: They want a newborn in their arms, but their bodies are not cooperating. Happily, the growing use of natural approaches like healthier diets, supplements and acupuncture is changing that outcome for...

Hemp-Derived Cannabidiol, Image: kostrez/AdobeStock.comHemp-Derived Cannabidiol  
A Primer on the Latest Research  

Ever since the Farm Bill of 2018 legalized the commercial production of hemp, U.S. sales of cannabidiol (CBD) have exploded onto the scene with hundreds, perhaps thousands, of vendors popping up around the country. CBD, a cannabinoid, is abundant in the hemp flower. By law, hemp is...

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Foam Rollers Ease Pain and Workout Recovery  

Foam rolling—rolling parts of the body on top of a lightweight foam cylinder—targets trigger points or painful knots in muscles and is a valuable tool for reducing chronic pain and enhancing workout recovery. From sciatica to pelvic floor dysfunction, there is...

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Grow Veggies, Sprouts and Microgreens Year-Round  

There’s no need to wait until the last frost date to sow a kitchen garden. Impatient gardeners or those without outdoor space can grow almost anything indoors with a little light and creativity. You can start many edible plants from seed on a sunny windowsill, even in...

The Healing Potential of Psychedelic Medicines, Image: cendeced/AdobeStock.comThe Healing Potential of Psychedelic Medicines  
Promising Studies on Stress Disorder, Depression and Addiction   

For more than 30 years, intersections of the human and natural world—our plates, farms and gardens—have been of interest to author Michael Pollan, who recently added the mind as another significant association in his latest book, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence...

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When Doggies Need Diets  

A year ago, Leroy became exhausted lifting his furry head. Today, he has energy to run, chase and play, thanks to his owner helping the 11-year-old Shiba Inu lose 14 pounds. Leroy was adopted last May by Peter Nguyen, a facilities coordinator in Bellevue, Washington. Back then, Leroy...

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HEALING FROM GRIEF, Image: kissedbythegods/Pexels.comHEALING FROM GRIEF  
Four Ways to Find Peace  

When I was 13, my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. At 15, I was at her graveside, navigating my first experience with the other side of love: loss. Ten years later, my beloved and only brother died tragically as a result of PTSD and untreated...

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The Benefits of Using Electric Bikes   

Gas-guzzlers are the worst of vehicles, emitting harmful pollutants and using up non-renewable natural resources. An Earth-friendlier alternative for work commutes or pleasurable neighborhood spins is the e-bike, powered by...

Improve Your Heart Rate Variability, Image: Have a Healthy, Strong Heart 
- It is said that a good, strong heart is like music...steady and on the beat. This means, for example, that if a heart is beating 60 times per minute, each beat would be...

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