Relishing Raw Food: Supermodel Carol Alt on How Eating Raw Keeps Her Vibrant

by Beth Bader photo by Jimmy Bruch Carol Alt characterizes the latest stage of her 30-plus-year career as a “perfect storm of busy,” including the launch of her latest book, Easy Sexy Raw, and her roles in Woody Allen’s film, To Rome with Love, and the HBO documentary, About Face, exploring the relationship between physical appearance and the […]

Awakening to Your True Self and Living Beyond Limitation Course

Debby Plante, RM (Azera) and Autumn Austin MA, LPC, RM will offer the six-week course Awakening to Your True Self and Living Beyond Limitation. The course is designed to help participants begin to recognize the ego as well as discovering the authentic self, how to manifest through clarity of intention, and how to let go […]

Body Tuning Fork Training for Massage Therapists

SomaEnergetics Sound Therapies, based in Charlotte, will offer a new 12-hour course designed specifically for massage therapists to learn how to use specially calibrated body tuning forks on acupressure points and meridian pathways. In addition to lecture, this three-day course provides an instructor-supervised practicum opportunity for hands-on training and discussion to enable each student to […]

A Diet for Healthy Bones

A Reason to Go Mediterranean   Age-related bone mass loss and decreased bone strength affect both genders. Now, the first randomized study, published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, indicates that consuming a Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil may be associated with increased serum levels of osteocalcin, a protein that plays […]

Turmeric Acts Against Cancer

One Powerful Spice Throughout history, the spice turmeric has been a favored seasoning for curries and other Indian dishes. Its pungent flavor is also known to offer medicinal qualities—turmeric has been used for centuries to treat osteoarthritis and other illnesses because its active ingredient, curcumin, can inhibit inflammation. A new study led by a research […]

Thrifty Threads: Levi’s Latest Sustainable Moves

World record holder and Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt will soon model Puma boots that are “made for rotting,” and when the next Levi Strauss collection arrives, their new jingle will be, “These jeans are made of garbage.” Crushed brown and green half-liter plastic bottles will be on display at retail store displays, of which […]

Detecting Disease: Pets Share Symptoms in Liver and Adrenal Issues

Adrenal and liver diseases can commonly plague pets, with adrenal problems occurring more often in dogs but routinely misdiagnosed, and liver disease more frequently present in cats. Liver Disease This inclusive term is used to describe any disorder of the liver. In both dogs and cats, common causes include toxins, infections, metabolic problems and tumors. […]

Going Electric: Tech Advances May Drive Eco-Transportation Mainstream

With the opening of three new Supercharger stations for its luxury Model S on the East Coast last January, electric carmaker Tesla now operates a total of nine stations serving its electric sedan owners between San Francisco and Los Angeles and between Boston and Washington, D.C. That same month, Nissan announced plans to add 500 […]

Household Cleanse: Banish these Five Chemicals for a Domestic Detox

by GAIL GRISWOLD-ELWYN “Americans are collectively more aware and educated than just a few years ago about the range of environmental chemicals we inhale and ingest, yet most still live with dangerous substances in their homes,” according to Jen Loui. She is a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design-accredited professional in St. Louis and an […]

Eating Ecology: Daily Decisions Make a Difference

by Judith Fertig Consuming food has such an enormous ripple effect that making small changes, one meal at a time, can reap big benefits. How we choose, prepare, cook, serve and preserve our food can improve nutrition, weight loss, cost savings and the environment. Decide What to Eat Choosing what we eat is critical. New York […]