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.
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Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: So cool. And, not easy. This school gets an organic salad bar, right from the farmer to the plate. It IS possible! Get inspired!
by Michael Chadd
How to be healthy is a subject with a wide swath of opinions. There are opinions about a vast group of different special diets. The negative health symptoms from eating certain foods is a very big challenge today...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Eliminating gluten may not be enough to heal when sensitivity occurs. Going organic may be the necessary to complete the healing process.
by Diana Vilibert
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Mysterious aches and pains? The cause may surprise you—plus, easy fixes for back pain culprits.
1. The Habit: Sleeping On An Old Mattress
According to the National Sleep Foundation, a good mattress will last nine to ten years...
Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Have you ever held a grudge? What about skipping a workout or eating junk food? If you're like most people, you will say yes to at least one of these 8 surprising habits. The common link between them is that they are all linked to back pain.
by Matt Frazier
This dish is loaded with vegetables: swiss chard, leeks, carrots, asparagus, snow peas, mushrooms, and herbs. In fact, it’s essentially a pile of vegetables with some sauce on the plate. But what a delightful pile it is...
Editor's Note: MMM, MMM good! Mushrooms and tarragon is such a great earthy flavor combination and this is a lovely comfort food dish. Many of the recipes on here call for mushrooms and asparagus together and that's because, well, they really are a great pair...
by Rika Keck, ACN, Adv. MT, HLC
Having attended various 'Clinical Approaches to Cancer' symposiums, it is very clear that whole food nutrition, nutritional (non-synthetic!) and botanical supplementation support the individual - without adversely affecting treatment, or sometimes enhancing medical treatment if that is desired...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Cancer has been a hot topic on the news lately, with the recent decision of Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy and Pierce Brosnan's daughter's recent death of ovarian cancer. Just as important as the path you have chosen for treatment there are many other ways to support and heal the body during time of stress. Rika Keck, has written a personal letter from her heart on other modalities to support yourself or a loved one.
by Chris Colin, Smithsonian Magazine
Isolated, his family deteriorating—“I couldn’t show affection, couldn’t hug my kids”—Soliz turned to the Palo Alto V.A. Medical Center. One recent morning, he talked about his progress. Hanging from his belt was a container of doggie treats, a link to the treatment he credits with saving his life. Soliz participates in Paws for Purple Hearts, one of four experimental programs nationwide that pair veterans afflicted by PTSD with Labrador and golden retrievers...
Editor´s Note from Cathy Alinovi: The therapeutic value of animals in our lives can be found in so many different ways. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating illness. See how dogs can help veterans overcome their PTSD.
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