Displaying items by tag: July 2021

Food as Medicine, Image: prostock-studio/AdobeStock.comFood as Medicine  
The Healing Power of Nutrition   

Eating is a basic need, but many Americans are not filling this need with healthful choices. Among the more than 700,000 Americans that die each year from heart disease, stroke or Type 2 diabetes, about 45 percent...

Sizzling on the Grill, image courtesy of Genevieve TaylorSizzling on the Grill  
Healthy, Sustainable Summer Fare  

For most Americans, summer smells like fresh-cut grass and barbecue sizzling in the backyard. Approximately 64 percent of U.S. adults own a grill or smoker, but common practices are bad for the environment. Fortunately, many great chefs have the problem covered with delicious alternatives to...

Sweet Slumber, Image: pressmaster/AdobeStock.comSweet Slumber  
Natural Tips for Deep Sleep   

A good night’s sleep is a challenge for a growing number of Americans. Even before the pandemic, 35 percent of adults reported sleeping less than the recommended seven hours a night, and in a new survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 56 percent said they were...

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Growing Food Security, Image: irina fischer/AdobeStock.comGrowing Food Security  
The Benefits of Urban Gardening   

For a lot of Americans, healthy food is scarce. According to FeedingAmerica.org, more than 35 million Americans faced food insecurity in 2019. That number is expected to increase substantially due to the pandemic, which disrupted the food supply chain in ways that...

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The Power of Playfulness, Image: gstockstudio/AdobeStock.comThe Power of Playfulness  

Mirth has been a memory for most of us this past year; something that we need now more than ever. White-knuckle survival and transition can drain neurotransmitters, those chemical messengers vital for strong immunity and good...

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How Animals Help Kids Thrive  

As any parent whose child has begged long and hard for a puppy or kitty can testify, animals are close to children’s hearts. Up to 90 percent of kids are lucky enough to live with a pet at some point in their childhood, and studies show the effects can be profound for...

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Doggy Delights, Image: mcdobbie hu/Unsplash.comDoggy Delights  
Healthy, Homemade Cookie Treats  

One morning, Randy Roach awoke to a delicious aroma wafting from the kitchen of his Philadelphia home. Mouth watering, he peeked in the oven to find a dozen bone-shaped cookies—meant not for him, but for...

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A Healthy Blend Ayurvedic Thai MassageAyurvedic Thai Massage Balances the Body 
- In these times, many are struggling with all the outside stressors pulling people in every direction. Not only is this exhausting, but it can also take a toll on physical health. It is difficult to...

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Holistic Approaches for Dealing with Rosacea The real problem and solution can be found internally. 
- Rosacea (roe-ZAY-she-uh) is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in the face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. Often it can appear as...

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It's Time for a Good Night's Sleep, Image: Recognizing and treating sleep disordered breathing issues
- “You snore!” she said. “No, I don’t”, he replied. Sound familiar? You may have adjusted your bedroom lighting, turned off electronics and used many other ideas but still do not wake refreshed. Change the pronouns and the story is still the same. Your answer may be found at...

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