For information on our Animals & Pets Featured Practitioners and Organizations click "read more".
Animals & Pets
by Delia Quigley
Recently I taught a cooking class featuring locally grown foods. As it is presently late spring/early summer in New Jersey there is not a whole lot of abundant produce, but with the help of my local community supported garden, some tidbits from my own organic garden, a little of this and a little of that I was able to create a menu inspired by the idea of a summer picnic in the countryside. No need to travel far, however, as these recipes will taste just as delicious with your feet up on the back porch railing or in your city apartment with the air conditioner cooling you down...
by Kelly Robinson
The magical cauldron of hot soups, broths and stocks on a cold night – and chicken soup (or miso) to “cure what ails you” – is what most of us have in our minds when we think of soups. But when it is 90 degrees in the shade, a cold soup might be just the healing choice. The healing value of soup includes weight loss – statistics show that if you eat a bowl of soup at least once a day you are more likely to lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don’t eat soup – and detoxification, as a liquid, soup is already helping you flush waste from your body. It also helps replenish your body with essential minerals. With the fruits and vegetables available now at our farmers markets and in our gardens, why not try a few super cool soups?...
by Mary Earhart
Celiac is an abnormal immune response to gluten, a protein in wheat, barley and rye. It is a hidden ingredient in many flavorings and processed foods. The immune response can be triggered by minute amounts, such as cross contamination of cooking utensils in a restaurant. Ingesting dietary gluten causes the immune system to destroy nutrient absorbing cilia in the small intestine. The resulting inflammation can cause all sorts of seemingly unrelated symptoms. We immediately started a gluten free diet. We were able to keep all our organic raw whole foods.
by Ihor Basko, DVM, CVA
Last week we covered the emotional component of dealing with cancer in your pets. In the second part of this series on cancer, we’re going to look at some common treatment options and how to select the best treatment plan for your pet...
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: There are many options to consider if our pets are diagnosed with cancer. This article reviews the conventional options; there are pros and cons to any treatment method.
Animals & Pets
by Chris Parsons
From Susan Cabana: Chris's soups are absolutely delicious. I am fortunate that I have been to his restaurant, Parson's Table, to enjoy his amazing food. His soups are very flavorful and simple. Peas are in season so this dish is perfect for the spring and summer. Peas are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals for overall health benefits. Enjoy!
by Susan Lutz,
ATH Co-Editor of Organic Living
The simplest spring cleaning ideas can be found around the home. Under the sink and in the cupboard are ingredients with the power to clean easily and organically. Here are a few of my favorites:
1. Hydrogen peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide is very inexpensive. Available at any store in the pharmacy and health and beauty section, the bubbling action gets up stuck on grime and sanitizes as it works. Food grade hydrogen peroxide is an even safer, cleaner way to go, though a bit more in cost...
by Cheryl Murphy, CNE
Just like the weather, our bodies go through an unsettled time during the spring season. With cloudy skies, turbulent storms, spring not only brings showers and flowers, it also brings unpredictable digestive issues, headaches and stomach pain...
Editor's Note: If aches,pains and headaches bring you down this spring season, don't fret. It could be your liver just trying to find some comfort. Our bodies need to adjust to a new time of year. Our diet is changing, new growth is all around us and a spring cleaning could be in store. Read about what particular food choices make springtime a smooth transition.
We at ATH are committed to bringing together a worldwide community of individuals and organizations
dedicated to informing and educating people on topics relating to alternative healing of mind, body,
spirit and the planet at large.
||Atlanta Web Expert: Affordable, reliable, web design and web application development services.