by Rachel Venokur-Clark, Green Options
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Minerals are essential for optimum health. Due to the Standard American Diet, many of us are lacking in these vital nutrients. Eating too many processed foods or foods grown in mineral-depleted soils can result in a lack of minerals in the body which can lead to an onslaught of health problems as well as food cravings. Minerals help to regulate a variety of processes in the body including helping to create enzymes, hormones, skeletal bones, skeletal tissues, teeth and fluids.
by Corydon Ireland
Tell me a story.
That tender and urgent imperative appears to date to early humankind...
Editor's Note from Michael Williams: Last month saw a standing room only crowd come out to “Tell Me A Story” event sponsored by the Harvard College Students for Scholars at Risk. The event featured literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt and a number of other scholars and writers talking about the necessity of storytelling our world today.
Replacing city and well water with captured rainwater for landscaping efficiently uses this valuable resource, reduces personal water bills, and decreases the overall demand on public water supplies...
Editor’s Note: Fresh water is one of the most essential resources, yet it’s being rapidly depleted from our underground reservoirs as we pump them for agricultural, industrial and personal use. Here’s a way to restore groundwater levels, while at the same time benefit from rainwater’s purity.
You see this symbol just about everywhere these days. It’s present on books, business cards, posters and even most junk mail! Although most consumers recognize that it is a display of environmental standards, many do not realize the level of development that has gone into it or the approval process that a product must meet in order to use it...
Eco-Products & Services
by Michael Bloch
If you're struggling in this economic climate to keep up with all the "gotta haves" that perhaps you really don't need, step back, take a deep breath, separate from the pack and consider downshifting. The environment will certainly benefit from you doing so...
by Danielle Nierenberg
Over a 15-month period, researchers with Nourishing the Planet traveled to 25 countries in sub-Saharan Africa highlighting stories of hope and success in agriculture. The project's on-the-ground research unearthed hundreds of environmentally sustainable solutions for reducing hunger and poverty...
by Lou Harvey-Zahra
The earth – helped by her two friends, the warm sunshine and tickling rain – grows the food that we eat to stay alive. The earth looks after us and we need to look after her. The earth is our home and holds treasures of life: plants, insects and animals! Our own garden is a wonderful and amazing place...
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: Lou states in Part 1 of her article, "As parents we need to ask the question: 'What legacy are we leaving for our children?' 'What about our children’s children?' No longer can companies and governments clear old growth rainforests, dredge the seas of all life, and pump toxic waste into our water ways, without a cry of 'no!' from protesters and protectors of our planet for the future generations." Again, in Part 2 she provides great ideas on becoming green and living a more sustainable life.
Family & Parenting
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child and founder of the Inner Kids Program, takes a few minutes to show you visually how mindfulness works.
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.