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 […]

Astrological Timing for Success

by Steve Nelson Moon Magic: March 2013 The 2012 zodiacal year continues to unfold its magic with the best to be in the weeks just before Spring Equinox. Love leads with Venus exalted in Pisces, her favorite sign. Communications clear and world changing new concepts channel through after March 4 when the New Mercury cycle […]

Fitness Myths Debunked

11 Vital Truths by Lynda Bassett The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has concluded that more than a third of Americans today are overweight. Yet it also reports that at least 30 percent of us don’t exercise at all, perhaps partly due to persistent fitness myths. Myth 1: Lack of Opportunity Even […]

Beyond Cholesterol

How Triglycerides Take a Toll by James Occhiogrosso For many adults, an annual physical involves routine blood tests, followed by a discussion of cholesterol and blood pressure numbers, along with prescribed treatment ranging from improved nutrition and exercise to drugs. Triglycerides tend to be relegated to a minor mention—if they are discussed at all—yet regulating […]

Spring Green Rehab

Give Your Home the Green Light Today by Crissy Trask Wake up walls, make over countertops … everything you need to rejuvenate your home environment is right here. With Mother Nature beautifully transforming our outdoor environment this time of year, it’s only natural to feel inspired to rejuvenate our indoor environment, too. Given this natural […]

Urban Gardening Takes Root

Feeding Ourselves Well by John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist In just one-twelfth of an acre, including lots of paths and a compost heap, our family grows the vast majority of the fresh vegetables we need, plus a decent chunk of our fruits and berries,” says Erica Strauss. “It’s not a huge garden, but we […]

Bodywork Goes Mainstream: Helpful Access Points to Health

by Linda Sechrist The seed holds within itself hints of its magnificent maturity. So it is with the practice of whole-person health care, which has matured in language, sophistication, credibility and acceptance. In a single generation, we’ve seen its presence grow from the outer edges of holistic and alternative wellness to complementary and integrative health […]