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Eco-Friendly • Saves Money

It’s almost Spring Cleaning time again! The sunshine and fresh air gets us thinking about opening up the house, dusting off the cobwebs and making our house shine again. But if you...

Creating a Sustainable Front Yard Prairie Creating a Sustainable Front Yard Prairie

Doing your part to build a sustainable environment starts in your own front lawn. The usual vision for a front yard space is one that is relatively flat or lightly sloped, loam/clay sand soil and...

Brigit Strawbridge Howard Brigit Strawbridge Howard
on Rediscovering Nature

Bee advocate, wildlife gardener and naturalist Brigit Strawbridge Howard was alarmed the moment she realized she knew more about the French Revolution than the native trees around...

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How Exercise Can Heal What Hurts

When our body keeps hurting, especially if it’s been that way for a long time, it’s natural to want to snuggle into pillows with a good movie and move as little as possible. And for many years, that’s the kind of...

A Home That Heals A Home That Heals
Creating a Nurturing Space

Home, whether a humble studio apartment or a dream house, is a critical facet of well-being, a spiritual headquarters from which good health springs. Everyone in the family, including two- and four-legged children, can...

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Botanical Libations Pack Healthy Punch

Flowers and other budding botanical elements this spring aren’t just eye candy to dress the table; they can bless an everyday beverage with intoxicating new scents, flavors and...

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Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

Whether identifying as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian or other veggie-friendly variant, a growing number of Americans are moving away from meat products and toward plant-rich foods. Most come to a plant-based diet for...

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A Plant-Based Spin on Classic Dishes (with recipes!)

When contemplating a shift toward a plant-based diet, some may prematurely mourn the loss of their favorite meaty classics. Luckily, enterprising vegan chefs have experimented with flavors and textures that...

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Natural Remedies for Kids

March brings the first whiffs of fragrant spring air, along with a heightened chance of runny noses, coughs, sore throats and congestion in youngsters. The spring and fall months are the most likely times to catch a cold because ...

CBD’s New Frontier CBD’s New Frontier
Help for Mental Health

When Kaye Herbert’s husband brought home a free sample of cannabidiol (CBD) oil, she didn’t hesitate to give it a try. Having heard about its calming effects, she...

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Meet the Hardest Working Plant on the Planet

A crop that was illegal in U.S. soil for more than half a century is now reaching for the sun. Industrial hemp, the low- or no-THC cousin to marijuana, has created high hopes among farmers, agricultural researchers, manufacturers and consumers. By 2019, America had...

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The Power of Meaningful Coincidence

When we have an inner need that converges with an outside event, it is a meaningful coincidence known as synchronicity, and it happens to us all. It can be simple, like a playful sprite: recurring numbers or dates, all the lights...

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A Fresh Look at Pet Food

Eating healthy is a family affair, and that includes the family pet. However, what works for humans may be less than optimal for Fluffy or Fido, as each requires a species-specific...

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The Drive to Banish Single-Use Plastics

Universities, sports arenas, restaurants and other businesses are taking up the call to “disrupt disposables” as part of a global effort to dramatically cut down on single-use plastics. The environmental problems caused by those ubiquitous throwaways have become a mainstay of news reporting, and studies on how best to reduce them through...

Dr. David W. Regiani Dr. David W. Regiani
on Treating Sleep Disordered Breathing with Holistic Dentistry

David W. Regiani, BS, DDS, has been involved in learning about and treating sleep disordered breathing and bite disturbances since 1993. His first classes were in February of that year, through the American Equilibration Society, and he is still ...

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The Path to Vascular Fitness

It is well-known that exercise combats cardiovascular disease by balancing blood pressure and managing blood sugar, but aerobic exercise, not resistance training, takes the prize for keeping the body’s thousands of miles of blood vessels more supple. A 2017 study...

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Age-Defying Habits and the Fountain of Youth

At age 29, Betty Holston Smith, of Rockville, Maryland, weighed more than 200 pounds, smoked cigarettes and ate processed junk food. Now, almost 79 years young, she is a vegan ultra-marathon runner and an inspiration to anyone wanting to...