by Carol Dreibelbis
Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2014 explores the role of ethical capitalism in the quest for sustainable economies...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Time to put true ethics back into the business of food.
by Susan Lutz,
ATH Co-Editor of Organic Living
Scrub some natural face cleanser on at the end of the day. Feels wonderful. A shea butter body cream can only be good, right? Read the ingredients. Many of the cosmetics on the shelf today contain microbeads. What’s a microbead? I hadn’t heard of them either...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Microbeads, tiny plastic beads, lurk in many health and beauty products. From toothpaste to body scrubs, these additives are making their way to destroying our rivers, oceans, and planet.
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Love the simple videos. Not too much talk and straight to the point. Almond butter. Simple and delicious.
by Susan Westfall
The natural elimination process is essential for the maintenance of holistic health. Constipation, bloating and erratic bowel movements reflect a large array of diseases and potential disease manifestations and is not a symptom which can be taken lightly...
Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: In this nice article, Susan Westfall gives some nice descriptive details about the role of agni or the gastric fire in the process of assimilation and digestion of whatever food that we eat. Please have a read of this article submission by another wonderful author!
Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet
Washington, D.C.—One of the familiar narratives for the promotion of genetically modified (GM) crops is that they have the potential to alleviate poverty and hunger. But the real impacts of GM crops deserve closer assessment, writes Wanqing Zhou, research associate in the Food and Agriculture Program at the Worldwatch Institute...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Worldwatch Institute investigates the trends and possible fallout of the use of GMOs.
by Susan de Wardt,
ATH Co-Editor of Writing and Poetry Therapy
Sherry Reiter began her career as a drama specialist for the New York City Department for Aging while pursuing her childhood dream to be an actress. When she started using creative writing exercises with her groups she watched as people’s eyes filled with tears and knew then there was something more happening than just recreation...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Registered poetry therapist Sherry Reiter shares insight into the how and why of poetry therapy and the development of professional standards in the field.
Writing & Poetry Therapy
The food system depends on a healthy environment, but poor agricultural practices are responsible for environmental degradation. Beekeepers continue to lose 30 percent of honeybee colonies during an average winter—likely due to pesticides and other agrochemicals...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: The food system struggles to provide and sustain, yet their are those working to provide important ingredients to repairing the way we eat and think about food.
by Perie Longo, PhD, LMFT
He always took me fishing with him
on those long northern summer nights
out in the boat and I loved it, not the sitting for hours...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: Celebrate Father's Day by sharing family experiences with your father or a loved relative. Perie Longo's poem "Fishing With My Father" evokes those special summer days when kids spend time with their dads.
Writing & Poetry Therapy
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