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by Susan Lutz,
ATH Co-Editor of Organic Living
The pumpkin seems to kick off the whole Halloween theme. The rotund veggie appears in super markets by the bushel full. Some even question if we need an organic pumpkin...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: The holiday season begins. Off we go in pursuit of a lot of food. We all know perhaps too much. How to keep some of it organic? Here's a look at ideas for a more, natural, organic Halloween treat.
by Mary Oquendo
Fall is my favorite time of year! Air is crisp, apples are on the trees, leaves are changing color, and the weather is in transition. We’re leaving behind the heat and humidity of summer, but the cold, frigid air of winter is not yet upon us. But with that transition comes the potential for hurricanes, tornados, and other massive storms. While tornados sneak up on us, hurricanes do not. The key to weathering (Ha Ha) these storms is preparation.
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: There are many things pet owners need to worry about as we enter cooler seasons - from weather to holidays to family celebrations. Read on to see how to keep your pets safe.
Animals & Pets
by Abbey Denaro, DC
ATH Co-Editor of Chiropractic
Based on the physiology of the nervous system, we know that chiropractic works for more than just back pain. The Chiropractic adjustment can have profound effects on quality of life by improving the function of all body systems. Knowing this, shouldn’t every person be allowed access to chiropractic care regardless of symptoms, age, and culture?
Editor's Note from Beth Wisniewski: Today, the state of mental health care in the United States is extremely poor. Chiropractic has a rich history in the mental health arena and had high success rates in the past. On top of receiving chiropractic adjustments the mental health patients were required to eat fresh foods grown in gardens on-site. By the early 1960s these facilities were forced to close due to changing laws however it is time to reexamine our approach to mental health in this country. Chiropractic should be part of a holistic approach to better serve this under served population.
Editor's Note from Julie Lachman: What would it to get this school on the right track? This school receives kids who've been expelled from other schools. Yet, they have no weapons, suicides, or expulsions. Why? It's what the kids are eating. Can school violence be prevented? Appleton school district shows us how.
by Joe Rakowski
I have great respect for the wisdom of the Vedas, although life today differs vastly from that our planet 5,000 years ago. In India, there has always been a substantial population who has traditionally lived a “vegetarian lifestyle,” or what in modern times may be referred to as a “lacto-vegetarian diet” that includes milk products; most likely from a cow that was family-raised or obtained from a nearby supplier...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Holding true to either a Vegan or Ayurvedic lifestyle may sometimes prove difficult in our modern world of processed foods. Without our ability to trace our food back to its roots, challenges arise in maintaining a healthy and humane plant-based diet.
by Maia Alpern, CHHC, AADP
Have you noticed more food labels and television commercials touting gluten-free products lately? I have. So what’s the buzz these days about gluten? And more importantly...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Gluten is the main protein found in wheat and in many people the body reacts to gluten as if it was a virus and attacks it and the surrounding tissue. It has the potential to exacerbate many other health problems throughout your body, which is why gluten has such a devastating effect on your overall health. Maia Alpern's, Is Gluten Making You Sick?, provides us with great insight into what it all means.
by Lauren Bowen
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Cats are amazing creatures. They can drink seawater if they want to, they have patterns on their noses that are as unique as a fingerprint and even have a third eyelid. Cats also heal us (as if we needed more of a reason to love them) in ways that sometimes feel ‘out of this world.’ Their mere presence lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, helping us to deal with stress in healthy ways without even thinking about it.
Editor´s Note from Cathy Alinovi: Families with cats know the health benefits - here are four examples.
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